Of all the Marvel characters, Deadpool is the one you’d expect to shake up, or ditch, the dull origins side of the comic book movies. Things start well, with an amusing taxi ride intro, followed by a slick fight scene on the freeway. But then the movie promptly and obediently falls in line with Marvel’s origins story machine. To make things worse, the origins story is spliced in throughout the rest of the film, constantly wrecking the momentum. Continue reading Deadpool Review – Marvel’s Mouthy Merc
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Spotlight Review – Exposing monsters
Based on true events, Spotlight tells us how a team of journalists at the Boston Globe took on the Catholic Church to expose a systemic pattern of child abuse and cover ups.
Once the Spotlight section of the Boston Globe newspaper are assigned their new exposé, the film’s pace rarely lets up. The majority of the its two hour runtime sees the reporters chasing up lawyers from both sides, interviewing victims and cutting through legal red tape. All while trying not to let the story out too soon in order to maximise the impact against as many offenders as possible. Continue reading Spotlight Review – Exposing monsters
Lego Marvel’s Avengers Review – Smashing and hoarding
“Hasn’t this been released already?” You’d certainly be forgiven for thinking as much. Lego Marvel’s Avengers certainly shares some similarities with 2013’s Lego Marvel Super Heroes. There’s a near identical open world hub based in Manhattan and enough comic book characters to make Sheldon Cooper’s head spin. Continue reading Lego Marvel’s Avengers Review – Smashing and hoarding
FIFA 16 Xbox One instant delivery $28.24/£18.99/€25.89
EA’s top-tier games are usually tough to find a good deal for, but we’ve found an excellent price for a FIFA 16 Xbox One code that smashes the competition. The code will be delivered instantly as soon as you buy, making it an ideal last minute Christmas present. The added bonus of a digital copy is that you wont have to have Jordan Henderson’s mug on a physical box in your home. Continue reading FIFA 16 Xbox One instant delivery $28.24/£18.99/€25.89
Star Wars: Battlefront on PS4 gets best US / UK / EU price yet
Chances are a recent trip to the cinema to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens has you desperately trying to find a cheap deal for Star Wars: Battlefront on PS4. Well you’re in luck as this is the best price we’ve seen yet.
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The Art of Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Asylum, Arkham City & Arkham Knight (Book Review)
This hardback book is a celebration and homage to the journey of the Batman series’ aesthetics from concept through completion. It’s an absolute beast of a book too, a true coffee table piece if ever there was one. Weighing in at 2KG, The Art of Rocksteady’s Batman has 304 pages containing 400 high quality images. Concept art has long been an unlockable feature in video games, but high quality art assets are much better appreciated on the page rather than your TV screen.
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Nintendo 3DS XL reduced to £85 in Lightning Deal
[UPDATE: The Lightning Deal has now expired]
After a Nintendo 3DS for your handheld collection, or possibly as a Christmas present? Act fast and you can take advantage of this Lightning Deal that sees the black/silver 3DS XL going for just £85 delivered. Continue reading Nintendo 3DS XL reduced to £85 in Lightning Deal
This Star Wars: Battlefront PS4 offer beats PSN Sale price
Looking to get stuck into Star Wars: Battlefront on PS4 as soon as you’ve watched Star Wars: The Force Awakens? The game is currently on offer on PSN across multiple territories right now, but this international deal goes even cheaper. Continue reading This Star Wars: Battlefront PS4 offer beats PSN Sale price
Just Cause 3 Review – Appetite for Destruction
We’ve had more than our fair share of open world sandboxes on the new-gen consoles, but the wait for Just Cause 3 has been a rather long one. After all, nobody quite does explosions like Rico Rodriguez.
Just Cause 3 does so many fun things right, but the number of basic elements that it utterly fails at is truly shocking. My first few hours with the game were not good at all actually. However, as I got used to the rough edges, the fun side of the game eventually prevailed and I found myself reluctantly being teased into having a good time. Continue reading Just Cause 3 Review – Appetite for Destruction
Massive saving on World of Warcraft: Legion expansion
Thinking of preordering World of Warcraft: Legion directly from Blizzard? Well, expect to pay full whack, we’re talking $50/£35. However, this one-day deal sees the price lowered to just $35.63 / £23.74. Continue reading Massive saving on World of Warcraft: Legion expansion
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition only $25.65 / £17
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition makes the long wait for Gears 4 that little bit more bearable for Xbox One gamers. Grab your 5% discount via the retailer’s Facebook page. You don’t have to enter an email address, just enter any text and press enter for a code. Continue reading Gears of War: Ultimate Edition only $25.65 / £17
Mortal Kombat X PC price hits all time low
Wait… what? Exactly how bad does this seller want rid of their PC copies of Mortal Kombat X? The PC version of the brawler had a rough launch, but has had some patches since. At this price it’s probably worth a gamble for any fighter fan. Continue reading Mortal Kombat X PC price hits all time low
Xbox One console with Fallout 4, Rare Replay and Ori – £249.99
If you’ve been waiting for a Xbox One console bundle with Fallout 4, this Cyber Monday deal is the best we’ve seen. In addition to the 5ooGB Xbox One console and Fallout 4, you’re also getting Rare Replay and Ori and the Blind Forest. All for just £249.99. Continue reading Xbox One console with Fallout 4, Rare Replay and Ori – £249.99
Get a $50 PSN Gift Card for $44.91 / £30.59
If you’re a regular shopper on the PlayStation Network, this could come in handy. Using the Cyber Monday promo code, you can get $50 of PSN credit for $44.91 and it’ll be delivered instantly.
UK buyers can also take advantage of this if they have a US PSN account. This way, you can buy items from the US PSN store without having to own a US bank card. Continue reading Get a $50 PSN Gift Card for $44.91 / £30.59
Last-minute Just Cause 3 PC preorder is the cheapest yet
Just Cause 3 is set to add an explosive end to 2015 with another action-packed cocktail of guns, rockets, choppers, skydiving and cheeky grappling hook tethering. Today’s deal takes advantage of a Cyber Monday discount code to bring the game down to its cheapest price yet. Continue reading Last-minute Just Cause 3 PC preorder is the cheapest yet
Get a year of Xbox Live Gold for $27.89 / £18.89
If you’ll be needing an Xbox Live Gold account top-up in the next few months, or you know someone that will, this is one of the best prices we’ve ever seen for a year long subscription. It’s better than half price compared to the RRP. Don’t forget to use the discount code.
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Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate is shockingly cheap on PC today
Today’s Black Friday discount code is really smashing the prices down for some of the newest games for both US and UK buyers. This price beats the already-generous offer a few days ago at the same site for Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, which has only just released on PC. You’ll get the Darwin and Dickens Conspiracy Mission DLC too. Continue reading Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate is shockingly cheap on PC today
Fallout 4 PC price drops again – never been cheaper
Congrats if you’ve waited until Black Friday to grab a copy of Fallout 4 on PC. Today’s discount code runs throughout the weekend and provides the best deal we’ve ever seen for the new RPG. US, UK and EU gamers have never had it this good. Continue reading Fallout 4 PC price drops again – never been cheaper
Uncharted Collection has never been cheaper thanks to Black Friday
[UPDATE: There’s a new discount code now. See below for details]
We’ve had some great deals for the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection recently, but today’s Black Friday discount code brings it down to its lowest price yet. You’ll need a US PSN account to play it, but it’s simple to set one up from outside the USA. Continue reading Uncharted Collection has never been cheaper thanks to Black Friday
Fallout 4 gets cheapest PS4 price yet
If there’s one game we’ve been waiting to get a tasty Black Friday discount, it’s Fallout 4. Do you really want to take a chance that you’ll see a cheaper price than this. This is about a fiver cheaper than the next best UK deal so you might want to bite while it’s still in stock. Continue reading Fallout 4 gets cheapest PS4 price yet