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May Monthly Newsletter

We’ve got a lot to cover this month, so let’s dive right in.

New to Streaming: Get Ready to Binge! 🍿

We know you love streaming your favourite shows and movies, and we’ve got some exciting news for what’s coming up next month! Get your popcorn ready because June is bringing a wave of fresh content your way:

Series 📺

  • The Acolyte (Disney+ – 5th June)
  • Sweet Tooth Season 3 (Netflix – 6th June)
  • Presumed Innocent (Apple TV+ – 12th June)
  • Bridgerton Season 3 Part 2 (Netflix – 13th June)
  • The Boys Season 4 (Amazon Prime – 13th June)
  • Joko Anwar’s Nightmares and Daydreams (Netflix – 14th June)
  • House of the Dragon Season 2 (NOW – 17th June)
  • Rising Impact (Netflix – 22nd June)
  • Kaulitz & Kaulitz (Netflix – 25th June)
  • WondLa (Apple TV+ – 28th June)

Films 🎬

  • Under Paris (Netflix – 5th June)
  • How to Rob a Bank (Netflix – 5th June)
  • Baki Hanma VS Kengan Ashura (Netflix – 6th June)
  • Hit Man (Netflix – 7th June)
  • Outstanding: A Comedy Revolution (Netflix – 18th June)
  • Black Barbie (Netflix – 19th June)
  • Trigger Warning (Netflix – 21st June)
  • Drawing Closer (Netflix – 27th June)
  • A Family Affair (Netflix – 28th June)

New Games & Updates: Level Up Your Gaming Experience 🎮

Calling all gamers! Get ready to level up your gaming experience with some exciting new releases and updates coming your way next month:

  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Road (PC – 3rd June)
  • Life by You (PC – 4th June)
  • Destiny 2: The Final Shape (PC, PS5, XSX – 4th June)
  • Still Wakes the Deep (PC, PS5, XSX – 18th June)
  • Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree (PC, PS5, XSX – 21st June)

Broadband Buzz: Stay Connected with the Latest News 📡

In the world of broadband, there’s always something exciting happening, and this month is no exception. From groundbreaking technological advancements to industry trends and insights, there’s plenty to keep you in the loop.

Did you know…

Researchers, including geniuses from Aston University in Birmingham, have smashed the internet speed record! Picture this: a staggering 301 terabits per second – that’s a whopping 4.5 million times faster than your average broadband! How fast is that? Well, it’s like zipping through 9,000 HD films in the blink of an eye! With this speed, you could download every single movie listed on IMDb in just one minute! Crazy, right? The future of broadband is here, and it’s faster than ever!⚡

Read more about it here

Stay tuned to our news blogs on our website and social media channels for all the latest updates, tips, and tricks to make the most of your Gigabit Networks broadband connection.

That’s all for now, folks! We hope you’re as excited as we are for everything coming up next month. As always, if you have any questions or need assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly support team.

4 Must-Have Gadgets For PC Gamers

Technology has a marvellous impact on the gaming industry. Regardless of whether you are young or elderly, casual mobile players or trophy hunters, gaming has something that will attract your attention. The feeling of a racing heart and the gratification obtained from the victory can be immensely pleasurable. 

So, from cutting-edge consoles to top-of-the-line accessories, these are the best gaming gadgets to enhance your home-gaming experience:

HyperX Cloud Alpha (£89.99)  

This late version of HyperX Cloud Alpha S is a great deal. The HyperX Cloud Alpha builds upon the ground-breaking Dual Chamber Drivers design and will give your audio more distinction and clarity by reducing distortion. It is super comfortable and sounds awesome with its certified detachable noise-cancellation by Discord and TeamSpeak™.

HyperX Cloud Alpha S is multi-platform compatible with in-line audio controls, so serious gamers on PC, PS4™, Xbox One™ (and other platforms with a 3.5mm port) will benefit from the bold sound of the Cloud Alpha evolution. Impeccable sound quality, and excellent performance, make this gadget the ideal choice for users who game for hours on end.

You should also consider running an internet speed test to check how much internet bandwidth you have available this can affect your sound quality.

Redragon K585 DITI (£42.99)

Anyone trying to convert from console gaming to PC gaming can make their life easier with this gaming keypad. The Redragon K585 Wireless Diti Elite can help the transition from gamepad/analog stick gaming to keyboard/mouse gaming. 

The build quality is top-notch, as this half-hand keyboard is equipped with the most essential parts, such as blue switches and 7 programmable macro keys. There is also a magnetic wrist rest and a detachable USB type c connector. The RGB is vibrant and the keys aren’t super glossy with just enough texture to stand up to sweaty hands! 

The Redragon K585 Diti performs all the necessary tasks a gaming session needs. Clearly it is an excellent gaming keyboard for a fraction of the price. 

This gadget is highly responsive, thus Gigabit connectivity will be a perfect for it’s outstanding performance. Definitely a must-have!

Razer Kiyo Pro Webcam (£89.99)

Razer Kiyo Pro is an impressive webcam that can record video in 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second.

It is twice as expensive as the previous Kiyo but it is undoubtedly a far better webcam. All you need is a good internet connection for your calls or streams and this gadget will handle the rest. 

The Kiyo has a high-performance adaptive light sensor and autofocus to support the lighting setup or condition you have so that even the darkest room will look good on camera! Plus, you can make your stream pop with more vibrant colours by activating HDR at 30FPS. It can ramp up your video’s dynamic range while correcting over and underexposed areas. 

The Razer Kiyo Pro is a significant leap ahead and definitely what you need for perfect live streaming. All you have to worry about now is your internet upload speed so you can achieve maximum video quality.

Elgato Stream Deck (£139.99

Stream Deck integrates your tools and automatically detects your scenes, media, and audio sources, enabling you to control them with a quick tap of a key. These LCD keys can trigger anything you set them to – including launching OBS for broadcasting, Twitch, YouTube, TipeeeStream, or XSplit. 

This stream deck can also perform several other tasks, like switching between multiple webcams or opening other applications while in-game. Everything you need is at your fingertips.

So, why are good gaming gadgets important?

Gaming is definitely for anyone, but if you wish to grow your pro skills, you need to have the necessary tools and internet connection to help you stand out against the competition.

If you wish to be a true pro gamer you must set the bar higher every time and not rely on outdated methods. This also applies to your internet connection. 

Low latency, fast download and upload speeds, what more can you want? Just #GameWithGiga.

5 new games to look forward to in 2022 #GameGiga

As the first quarter of 2022 comes to an end, it’s great to look forward to what the rest of the year will hold.

There are plenty more games coming this year, on a range of platforms such as Xbox Series X, PS5, Nintendo Switch and PC. So, we’ve decided to put together our top 5 games to look forward to in 2022. With these games, your trusty device, and a GigaFast Pro connection you could be competitively gaming in no time!

Saint’s Row

Saint’s Row is an amazing game series with its latest version set to be released on August 23rd, 2022. The action-packed adventure game will be a reboot of the Saint’s Row series and can be found on last and current-gen consoles as well as PC.

trailer released during Gamescom 2021 shows a new setting, new characters and a whole new scope for the game. The storyline is well thought out and detailed, guaranteed to keep you on your toes.

With single and multi-player versions being announced, make sure your connection is up to scratch – nobody likes a laggy teammate.

Hogwarts Legacy

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, then this one is definitely for you. Set to be released in “holiday” 2022, the console only, open-world RPG will immerse you in Hogwarts before Harry was born. 

This long-awaited game has fans on the edge of their seats just waiting for more details about the game. Developers have been drip-feeding information. Most excitingly, a 14-minute gameplay video which was dropped in March, giving fans an insight into character creation, classes and exploration.

While this game won’t feature any online multiplayer worlds it is still important to have a good connection. Open world RPG games with great graphics are clearly going to have massive file sizes. With a GigaFast Pro connection, you definitely won’t be waiting days to play.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Set to be released in late 2022, the Nintendo switch game is described as an open-world adventure. This release by Pokémon is a follow-on from Pokémon Legends: Arceus, which was also released in January this year (Nintendo are spoiling us!)

Pokémon is a great game for all ages and it is no surprise that their releases are celebrated in the gaming community. Pokémon has announced the three starter Pokémon that you will be able to choose and their website gives a sneak peek into the main characters.

With a while to wait on this one, you have plenty of time to catch up and get a pro connection so you can play, explore and most importantly catch, as seamlessly as possible.

Gotham Knights

Dropping this October on consoles and PC this dynamic and interactive game has all the DC fans excited. Starring Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing and Red Hood the new game promises some very exciting gameplay. 

trailer released during DC FanDome 2021 shows the official court of owls story trailer, further exciting fans with its perfect graphics and gripping storyline. 

Warhammer 40k: Darktide

The long-awaited Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is set to be released on the 13th of September, after being pushed back from the first announcement in 2020 and then 2021. 

With the release date announcement video only being released on March 31st, Darktide is sure to be a long-awaited game.

Keep an eye out on the Xbox Series S and steam for this 4-player co-op that combines adrenaline-inducing combat with a high skill-ceiling meaning you can master your craft and stand out from other players.

Are you giga-fit for these incredible upcoming gaming releases?

With new-gen consoles recently released from both PlayStation and Xbox (if you can get your hands on one that is), the digital gaming marketplace is about to get a complete revamp with tons of new, exciting and technologically advanced games coming to our screens in 2021/22.

COVID unfortunately delayed the release of some of the titles we at Gigabit Networks were looking forward to plugging into – but here’s a couple of the games recently announced that we think you should be keeping an eye out for. 

FAR CRY 6

The release of Far Cry 6 is long-awaited – and one of the titles which unfortunately had its release date delayed due to staffing issues at Ubisoft during the COVID pandemic. 

The story follows the traditional Far Cry blueprint – this time taking place in the Caribbean on the fictional island of Yara ruled by facist dictator Antón Catillo (played by Giancarlo Esposito) and his son & prodigy Diego, who is unsure of his future. Users play as Dani Rojas, a local Yaran guerilla fighter who plans to restore the island to its former glory. 

One of the best features of Far Cry is it’s open-world aspect and we’re looking forward to seeing what the team have created for the new map, which promises to be ‘the largest Far Cry map to date’. We’re also super excited to see what Esposito does with the role of ‘El Presidente’ Antón Castillo – who proved his bad-guy status time and time again with his characters Gus in Breaking Bad, and Moff Gideon in The Mandalorian. 

And Far Cry have once again outdone themselves with their cute (but deadly) sidekicks available to your character throughout the game – one word, Chorizo! Fight crime with the most adorable (and courageous!) little sidekick we’ve ever seen in the franchise.

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You can preorder the game now on the Ubisoft website, officially releasing October 7th to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Epic Games and Ubisoft Connect. 

BACK 4 BLOOD

A new, independent spin-off to the infamous Left4Dead franchise – this brand-new zombie shooter from Turtle Rock Studios is sure to be a hit, boasting a campaign available for up to 4 players via online co-op and a brand new PVP mode, similarly to its predecessor. 

The Back4Blood website boasts ‘extreme replayability’ in its new story – quoting the following:

“A new rogue-lite Card System creates different experiences with each playthrough. You can jump right into the action by choosing a pre-made deck or dive into Back 4 Blood’s vast customisation and make your own. The choice is yours”

BACK4BLOOD 

Play the Back4Blood story solo, or online with up to 3 friends co-op – and then jump into the exciting new 4v4 PVP online mode, where players can take on the role of a ‘Cleaner’ (survivors) or ‘Ridden’ (the infected):

“Switch between playing as a Cleaner or Ridden. As a Cleaner, you bring the fight to enemy Ridden and aim to survive for as long as you can. As the Ridden, employ unique abilities to destroy your opponents as quickly as possible.”

BACK4BLOOD 

Fans of the original Left4Dead series will be excited to learn that Back4Blood is coming to Xbox Games Pass members for FREE, to all Games Pass subscription tiers. Back4Blood will also be available to purchase on all major digital game stores on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One consoles, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC. Coming 12th October 2021.

A PLAGUE TALE: REQUIEM 

A lesser-known – but equally spotlight deserving – title, the release of A Plague Tale: Innocence was a visually beautiful, narrative-driven game of horror, stealth & strategy. Set in France and following the adventures of Amicia and her young brother Hugo, we saw the siblings battle both the peril of the French Inquisition along with swarms of deadly rats responsible for spreading the black plague.

The stories of the duo and their friends that we encountered in ‘Innocence’ have got us very excited to see what Asobo Studio & Focus Home Interactive do with the franchise next. 

Not much has been revealed about the plot of ‘Requiem’ so far. All we really know is that the story once again follows Amicia and Hugo, and picks up right from where the story left off in Innocence.

Asobo Studios (developers of ‘Requiem’) have teased audiences with the following quote:

“Embark on an emotional and breathtaking journey in the sequel to the award-winning A Plague Tale: Innocence. Follow Amicia and her brother Hugo, as they do whatever it takes to survive a brutal, uncaring world.”

ASOBO STUDIO

We can’t wait to see how this one turns out. 

This game will be released in 2022 (date not yet confirmed) and will also be available to Xbox Games Pass members for free, as well as for purchase on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC and in Cloud Version on Nintendo Switch. 

And as always – Gigabit Networks have your back and can equip you with next-generation PureFibre digital infrastructure to get stuck into the latest gaming releases. 

Don’t be interrupted by peak internet usage hours, unreliable copper cables or your annoying housemates hogging all the bandwidth – and instead get Gigabit-capable, fibre-to-the-home internet with speeds up to 1Gbps (1,000Mbps).

Launching this fall in Derby & Coventry. 

What are you waiting for? Check your availability here and get ready for battle ?

And tell us on our socials about some of the games you’re looking forward to being released over the coming months – we’d love to add more to our list!