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Jon Hicks

Audience Development Director

Jon has been writing about video games and technology since 2002, during which time he contributed to dozens of publications and spent seven years as Editor-in-Chief of Official Xbox Magazine. He has a terrible addiction to shonky open-world games.

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If you're looking for a reasonably-priced 4K TV this Black Friday, you could do worse than the 40-inch Samsung UE40MU6120. It's not proper HDR, Digital Foundry tells us - it's not certified to the higher UHD Premium standard - but it's a brilliant monitor and quite reasonably priced at £349, and it's a great choice if you're gaming in a bedroom or an office.

If you are already blessed with a functioning console and aren't much interested in picking through new PS4 bundles this Black Friday, there is still a chance to consume. Argos has knocked £7 off its range of PS4 Dualshock controllers, so you can pick up a new one in a range of increasingly tasteless hues for £37.99.

Black Friday week isn't just about TVs and consoles and rushing to capitalise on some poor soul's stock-listing error. It's about gifts, and family. Accordingly, you might like to check out the various goods on sale over at Yellow Bulldog, which includes a lot of reasonably good gaming merch and is offering 20% off everything on the site for Black Friday - just enter the code BLACK20 at the checkout.

FeatureThe E3 Bulletin: Thursday

Miyamoto! Crash! Zombies!

E3 is still happening. E3 has always been happening. But today, finally, is the beginning of the end, as the brave troops overseas prepare themselves for a final trip round the show floor. Further reports suggest that the public access is putting things under strain, with a steady stream of "oh god the crowds" updates on social media that have been greeted with thousand-yard-stares by anybody who has ever been on the public floor at Gamescom.

Sony showed off a trailer for the multiplayer mode of Call of Duty WW2 at its E3 conference, confirming that yes, there is multiplayer, and it skips across the various European battlefields you might expect.

FeatureThe E3 Bulletin: Monday

Forza! Anthem! Nazis! The joy of X!

Once again we are doing daily E3 bulletins from show, posted every morning UK time. Here's what you missed over the weekend.

Come and work at Gamer Network!

A hire power beckons.

Gamer Network, parent company of Eurogamer, is recruiting for several open positions at the moment, and as there's an unusual cluster of vacancies we thought we'd highlight them here for anybody looking to start 2017 with a new job in games media.

Amazon slashes prices on Dishonored 2 and Watch Dogs 2 for Black Friday

UPDATE: Dishonored 2 and FIFA 17 now down to £29.99

UPDATE 25/11/16 09:55am There's an ongoing price-matching battle between different retailers, and Amazon has now nudged down some prices and increased a couple of others. Dishonored 2 and FIFA 17 are now down to £29.99, there's a pound off the 1TB Xbox One bundle with FIFA, Forza and Force Awakens, and Just Dance 2017 is now unmissable at £19.99. Titanfall 2 is down to £28 - but that's nowhere near HMV.

FeatureThe E3 bulletin: Friday

Reggie vs VR! Pay to pirate! VR porn!

It's all over for another year, and it was... pretty good. It's becoming clearer that we're never going to relive the intoxicating insanity of 2013's hardware throwdown, possibly ever, so we're just going to have to make do with some really strong software lineups, and Nintendo has managed to impress on that front with just a single game. Looks like E3 will make it after all, although it would appear that E3 Live was dreadful and the showfloor had a lot of free space, so there's room for improvement next year.

FeatureThe E3 bulletin: Thursday

Catweagel! Xbox arguments! Bethesda RPGs!

E3 Thursday is the party drawing to a close, when you know you've had the best experiences already but can't resist sneaking in an extra drink or harvesting one of the remaining snacks that's been sat around for a while but is still mostly good. We refer, of course, to The Last Guardian, which retains gourmet flavour but is showing its age more than we'd like.

FeatureThe E3 bulletin: Wednesday

Endless Zelda! Interminable Pokemon! Unchanged Xbox!

Today, finally, after two days, six conferences, more announcements than we care to remember and much less sleep than is healthy, E3 actually started and we could start judging it in earnest. There was just one more thing to cover before the doors opened: the Nintendo conference, which was actually two things, spread out with marvellous inefficiency across two hours and an acre of E3 booth that was presumably booked back when NX was still on the agenda and couldn't be refunded.

Crackdown 3 delayed until 2017

Stand down, Agent.

Reagant Games, the new studio working on Crackdown 3, has followed the game's non-appearance in the Xbox conference with a short news update saying that it won't be out until some point in 2017, although it will be arriving on Windows 10 as well as Xbox One.

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