Top 8 games of this year’s E3!!

 Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey

The Odyssey is the upcoming 11th core instalment of Assassin’s Creed, and 20th in the overall series. The game retains the vast open worlds Assassin’s Creed has become known for, but populates it with numerous quests, side quests, and what amounts to ‘distractions’ from the main quest. Much of the groundwork for this was laid by last year’s Assassin’s Creed: Origins.

Set in ancient Greece, you play as either Alexios or Kassandra, choosing one of the two at the start of the game and following their life. Either way, you’re a child of Sparta and descendant of Leonidas I, who is cast out but grows up into a mercenary. However, Kassandra was the most-talked about of the two. Odyssey will hopefully break the sense of repetition that crept in a few years ago.


Battlefield V

Be prepared to be taken back to basics with a game set in World War One, the Second World War is a natural progression. Within the game, Battlefield remains a unique shooter, especially with its single player ‘War Stories’ mode. There are just enough changes to make things feel fresh while acknowledging the old adage of ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’

IGN calls it “the most revolutionary Battlefield in the last decade.”, as you can clearly see that a lot more tweaking and refinement has happened, and it’s now totally engrossing and gripping in the conflict in which it’s set.


Ghost of Tsushima

Not only is it jaw-droppingly pretty and inspiringly beautiful to look at, it has huge game potential! The game was the dark horse title, as little on the game was shown prior to the event.

The game was revealed as an open-world samurai epic, inspired by Japanese cinema and set during the Mongol Invasion. It’s a time of turmoil for Japan, and as wandering swordsman Jin, you’re caught in the middle of it.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Literally the biggest Smash Bros. game of all time, expectations are literally sky high! No doubt hardcore players will want to tear the game apart to master various new features, but so far it feels like Nintendo have again mastered the balance between complexity and accessibility that makes Super Smash Bros. so special…


Cyberpunk 2077

This game could be the start of something great! It’s full of big ideas and promises huge amounts of customisation and individuality when it comes to your character. If they can pull this all off, then it could be a standout title. Specifically, Eurogamer says it was “blown away by the level of detail in Night City”.


Rage 2

The original Rage never really gelled with many players, offering great ideas but lacking consistency. The unexpected sequel has a much stronger identity as a game worthwhile, it has kept and refined the good features within the first game.

Hopefully, this one will get a far warmer reception when it releases.


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Black Ops 4 Battle Royale beta – Release Date


The summer being over may seem sad to many, but for the gaming world, it’s all a sign of good things to come as many new titles prepare for launch.

Call of Duty have opted for a new Battle Royale mode for the first time. This is risky as it may put long-term Call of Duty players off, but it will definitely not disappoint the Fortnite players who have already invested a lot of time and money into the Battle Royale game.

Call of Duty have released a sneak preview of the Black Ops 4 Battle Royale aka Blackout, which is said to go live from the 10th September.

At this moment very little has been published about how the Blackout beta will work, but this is the story so far:

  • It can be played in solos, duos or quads.
  • The mode will have vehicles.
  • It includes the biggest Call of Duty map to date.
  • Players need Black Ops 4 to participate.


Check out our gaming bundles that can go hand-in-hand with the Black Ops 4 Battle Royale beta. Here are our bundle recommendations:

Student PC Deals

Being student can be costly, but it doesn’t have to be when it comes to your PC. We have an extensive range of fully refurbished PCs and gaming PCs in excellent condition, that are a great option for any student at a very reasonable cost.

Desktop PC Options

All our desktop PC’s are fully refurbished Dell Optiplex’s. Most are fit with Intel Core 2 Duo CPU and Windows 7 Pro operating system. This means these PCs would be suitable for most applications needed for school, for example, Microsoft Word would be suitable to install on all our PCs. These PCs range from just £59.94 to £119.94, and all come with a keyboard and mouse.
Dell Optiplex (DT) Core 2 Duo 4GB 500GB + Windows 7 Pro. Priced at £84.94

However, we do have five Dell Optiplex options with Intel Core i3 CPU and Windows 10 operating system. This means they have a slightly more powerful processor, so they can run the more advanced operating system Windows 10 and run applications slightly faster. These PCs range from just £94.99 to £108.25. They do not come with a keyboard and mouse but this can be added for only £7.99.

Dell Optiplex 3010 DT i3 2100 4GB 500GB + Windows 10. Priced at £96.99
Dell Optiplex 3010 DT i3 2100 4GB 500GB + Windows 10. Priced at £96.99.


All the above PCs offer a wide range of PC specification options. Here is this information simplified to make your decision easier:

  • 3 PC case sizes: SFF (Small Form Factor) – our smallest case size, DT (Desktop) and Tower – our largest case size.
  • 3 RAM sizes – 2GB, 4GB, or 8GB. The higher the RAM the more tasks you can perform at the same time.
  • 4 Hard Drive sizes – 160GB, 320GB, 500GB, or 1000GB. The higher the Hard Drive the bigger the PC storage is; where your applications, media, games and documents are stored.

For more information visit our website, or contact our customer service team.

Monitor Bundle Option

To save you even more time we offer a monitor included bundle so you can get everything you need in one place for the year. We offer 17” and 19” Dell monitors that will go perfectly with your Dell Optiplex computer. These bundles range from just £69.94 to £119.94 all depending on the computer specification. So what are you waiting for?

Dell Optiplex (SFF) Core 2 Duo 4GB 160GB + 17" TFT & Windows 7 Pro. Priced £74.94
Dell Optiplex (SFF) Core 2 Duo 4GB 160GB + 17″ TFT & Windows 7 Pro. Priced £74.94.

Gaming PC Options

However, we do offer four options if you want to invest in a PC that is perfect for school work AND gaming.

Firstly, we offer three Cheap Gaming PCs. All PCs are fully refurbished with a 1 year warranty. Depending on the price, you can either get an Intel Quad Core, i3 Core, or i5 Core processor; which are all suitable for college work and gaming. Overall, these PCs are excellent for those wanting the best of both worlds at a reasonable price! For more information on the specification for each product check below:

Cheap Core I3 Gaming PC Computer WiFi 1TB 8GB + 1GB Graphics & Windows 10 Pro. Priced at £234.99.
Cheap Core I3 Gaming PC Computer WiFi 1TB 8GB + 1GB Graphics & Windows 10 Pro. Priced at £234.99.

Finally, saving one of the best till last the Intel Quad Core Gaming PC Tower. This PC is great for someone who is already big on gaming but also needs a great PC for their home, office or college work. This PC is priced at £309.99 and definitely worth a consideration, so for more information check below:

Quad Core Gaming PC Tower With WIFI & 8GB 1TB HDD + 1GB Graphics. Priced at £309.99.

These PCs  go perfectly with the Ajudication & Kill Gaming Mouse Keyboard & Mouse Pad Gaming Combo which is priced at only £29.99. For more information click below.

Ajudication & Kill Gaming Mouse Keyboard & Mouse Pad Gaming Combo. Priced at £29.99.
Ajudication & Kill Gaming Mouse Keyboard & Mouse Pad Gaming Combo. Priced at £29.99.

Laptop Options

We have two great laptops that are perfect to take to university this term. The Lenovo ThinkPad T450 is an excellent all-rounder, fully refurbished and in top condition. This PC has an Intel Core i5 processor inside, loaded with Windows 10 operating system. Also, fitted with a 240GB SSD hard drive and 8GB RAM. Featuring a screen size of 14” perfect for office and multimedia applications.

Overall the PC looks professional with a sleek design, complete with UK keyboard and charging unit. There may be small minor cosmetic marks on the panels due to general wear and tear. Priced at just £334.99, why not treat yourself today to a new laptop for college.

Lenovo ThinkPad T450 Core i5-5300U 8GB 240GB SSD Windows 10. Priced at £334.99.
Lenovo ThinkPad T450 Core i5-5300U 8GB 240GB SSD Windows 10. Priced at £334.99.

Also, we have this Lenovo ThinkPad X250 which is a great professional on-the-go laptop, fully refurbished with a high specification. With a Core i5 processor inside, and Windows 10 Professional operating system. The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 comes with 240GB SSD installed and 8GB RAM.

Similar to the Lenovo ThinkPad T450, this laptop has a professional design with a tidy interior and again there may be some minor cosmetic marks again on the panels with this refurbished unit. This laptop has a small but quality screen size of 12.5” with UK keyboard and charging unitPriced low at only £297.99, buy now for a great on-the-go laptop great to carry to the library.

Lenovo ThinkPad X250 12.5" i5-5300U 8GB 240GB SSD Windows 10 Professional Laptop. Priced at £297.99.
Lenovo ThinkPad X250 12.5″ i5-5300U 8GB 240GB SSD Windows 10 Professional Laptop. Priced at £297.99.

Darksiders 3 – Release Date


Darksiders 3 is currently being developed by Gunfire Games and will be published by THQ Nordic. It’s the third game in the Darksiders series and will follow the previous games, in that players will explore an open-ended world filled with dungeons, secrets and more to uncover.

In this action-packed game, you will battle in the quest to restore the balance between good and evil. The game has been described as an “open-ended, living, free-form game” and will focus on environmental puzzle solving.

The release date for Darksiders 3 has been confirmed as the 27th November 2018. IGN will be exclusively revealing the game over the course of July with more info, all month long. IGN also revealed that there will be two premium editions of Darksiders 3 on top of the standard edition. So, be prepared to return to an apocalyptic planet Earth later this year when the Charred Council calls upon Fury to hunt down and dispose of the Seven Deadly Sins in a quest to restore humanity.

In the exciting, action-adventure game you will take control of Fury, the sister of War, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. The Darksiders website reveals: “The most unpredictable and enigmatic of the Four Horsemen, Fury is a mage who must rely on her whip and magic to restore the balance between good and evil. You will play the mage from a third-person perspective.

Fury can move between a range of different environments to “uncover secrets while advancing the story”, according to a leaked Amazon listing. As a skilled mage you will possess various special weapons, moves and abilities.

Gunfire Games have announced that the new title will include elements that’ll make fans of the series pretty happy. The developers have made comments referring to returning mechanics and features, highlighting the fact they want to make sure it’s an evolution of the series. Fury’s story, for example, will include crossovers with the horsemen, though the world will be built on “a grand clockwork design” where different elements end up merging.

Our KabyLake Water gaming PC is the perfect machine to play Darksiders 3 when it is released in November. So, check out our selection now.

New Full HD HKC Monitors from £146.99!!

Expertec are widening their range once again. Now introducing these fabulous HKC LED Curved Monitors priced from just £146.99!


These HKC monitors are great for the home or the office, whether you are working or gaming, they are the perfect component to optimise any PC experience. These HKC monitors have a stylish and slim design, brilliant picture quality and wide view angle, so what are we waiting for, let’s check them out.

Firstly, the HKC 24″ LED 1800R Curved TFT NB24C for £146.99. Specification –

  • Model – NB24C
  • 24″ Screen Size
  • Full HD – 1920 x 1080 Resolution
  • White
  • LED Backlight
  • 16:9 Aspect
  • VGA Port
  • HDMI Port


And, the HKC 27″ LED 1800R Curved TFT NB27C for £189.99. Specification –

  • Model – NB27C
  • 27″ Screen Size
  • Full HD – 1920 x 1080 Resolution
  • White
  • LED Backlight
  • 16:9 Ratio Aspect
  • VGA Port
  • HDMI Port


These models, in particular, are known for their improved ergonomy and enhanced natural viewing comfort. To find out more check our website.