How much gaming monitor can you get for £100? Not much, it turns out – but I did spot something unexpected for £10 more: a genuine ultra-wide monitor. Now, it’s not a stunner as far as looks go, and it’s not got the latest specs either. But what it has got is an expansive 25-inch span, a 2560×1080 resolution and a blistering refresh rate of… 75Hz. OK, so it’s far from the best gaming monitor on the planet, but getting an IPS monitor of this size is honestly not bad going – especially as it’s been reduced from a UK RRP of £170.
I was a bit sad when Square Enix announced last month that PC players would be missing out on the first demo for their upcoming strategy game The DioField Chronicle, but happily the RPG giant has reconsidered their tactical options and released it on Steam after all. The move coincides with pre-orders also going live, but the good news is that your save data, progress and character levels from the demo will all transfer over to the final game should you decide to take the plunge in full when the game comes out on September 22nd. Huzzah.