Free PS Plus weekend starts November 15 for all European PlayStation owners

More than ever we’re seeing games which depend heavily on massively online multiplayer modes – Destiny 2, FIFA 18, and Call of Duty WW2 are already drawing in players and, next week, Star Wars Battlefront 2 will join them.

In light of this, a PlayStation Plus membership and access to the online multiplayer features it offers is more essential than ever for PS4 owners.

To try and convince European PS4 players without PS Plus memberships of the benefits, Sony has announced it’s going to be making its online multiplayer services free from November 15 to November 20.

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This means European PlayStation owners will be able to temporarily enjoy the console’s online multiplayer features completely free of charge whether they’re a PlayStation Plus member or not.

It’s worth noting that it’s only the online multiplayer features that will be free of charge – all other benefits such as free monthly games, cloud storage and PlayStation Store discounts will still be locked off.

To access those, you’ll have to subscribe to the PlayStation Plus service which costs £50 per year.

The event will run from 10am GMT on November 15 and end at the same time on November 20. You won’t need to insert any card details or personal information to get started, it’ll just be completely free to access.

If playing online does convince you that a PlayStation Plus membership is the way to go, make sure you check out our guide to the best deals you can get right now.

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Source:: TechRadar – All the latest technology news

The best PUBG Steam key and Xbox One prices pre-Black Friday 2017

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Steam keys are one of the most in demand items for PC gamers right now, having already sold twenty million copies since launching in March 2017 and that number’s set to swell further with the imminent Xbox One release. As for PC gamers though, contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to buy all your Steam games direct from the Steam store.

There are discounts and bargains to be had elsewhere too, and it doesn’t matter where you are in the world, we’ll look through reliable retailers to bring you the lowest possible price for your new PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds key. We’ve also found a selection of the best PUBG Xbox One deals too.

But, what is PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds?

PlayerUnknown’s Battlgrounds, or PUBG to its friends, came out of nowhere earlier this year and has been a fixture in Steam’s chart ever since.

It’s what’s known as a last-man-standing shooter set on a huge 8x8KM island. Think of it as a deathmatch where everyone only gets one life – no respawns. Players must search for weapons scattered around the map, or steal them from defeated players all while desperately trying to avoid getting spotted themselves. If you’ve watched Battle Royale, you’re on the right track, albeit with more wide open spaces and fewer murderous high schoolers.

This survival shooter is currently in Early Access, so is still being worked on, allowing gamers to play it before its full release late this year.

With over six million players already, the developers have a huge amount of players willing to report any bugs or glitches and give general feedback on the game. Early Access titles can be hit and miss on Steam, but PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is already in better condition than so many ‘finished’ big name game releases.

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Source:: TechRadar – All the latest technology news

HTC reveals its Vive Focus standalone VR headset

HTC unveiled its Vive Focus all-in-one VR headset in China today, with a bold design, a handheld controller and the ability to allow users six degrees of freedom as they explore virtual environments. It features an AMOLED display, and is powered by a Snapdragon 835 chip, the same processor that’s in many of this year’s flagship phones. It also comes with front-mounted depth cameras to allow for what’s called world-scale inside-out tracking (so your movements in the physical world are accurately mirrored in a VR space). All that works together to let you enjoy VR experiences without having to connect…

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Source:: The Next Web – Technology

These earmuff headphones are impossible to hate

As The Verge’s resident headphones obsessive, I should probably be expected to recoil in horror at the sight of a product named Sound Huggle that is two parts earmuffs, one part wireless headphones. It’s like presenting a watch with a clown face to an horology enthusiast. But, as strong as my natural instinct to flee may be, I have to say that I just can’t bring myself to hate these earmuff headphones.

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Sound Huggle variations

Let’s get the obvious out of the way first: the Sound Huggle muffs very likely sound like absolute tinny garbage. They’re an Indiegogo project by a young couple, neither of whom is an audio engineer by trade. These are whimsical, cutesy, fun things; their specs and design…

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