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A Bloodborne convert plays Dark Souls III

Back in 2010 I had to review the original Demon’s Souls on PS3. We did not get along. While I appreciated it trying to stand out from the crowd with its bastard hard difficulty and measured approach, it wasn’t for me. There’s a fun to challenge ratio I find acceptable in games and the unresponsive combat and miserly checkpoints just didn’t sit personally.

By the time Dark Souls appeared, I was relieved to see another member of staff take it on instead. And that was the last I saw of the series until From Software released Bloodborne in the PS4. Our Souls-friendly staffer was yet to grab Sony’s new machine, so I found myself handling the beta and review. Then something strange happened, I started to like it. Continue reading A Bloodborne convert plays Dark Souls III

Hitman Beta Impressions – Agent 47’s job interview

“Just drink the damn wine, you swine!” I mutter murderously. I’m dressed as a member of the cabin crew and am running out of glasses to clean behind the bar while I awkwardly wait for my target to pick up the glass of wine dosed with rat poison and save me the bother of getting throat flesh on my cheese wire. Aaaaand he’s walked away without taking his complimentary drink.

While rushing to follow him, I barge into some plantation owner-looking fossil, he alerts the guards which ends in me getting shot to shit while staggering down the gangway. This must be how Wile E. Coyote feels all damn day as he fails to murder the roadrunner. Welcome, to the Hitman beta. Continue reading Hitman Beta Impressions – Agent 47’s job interview

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

Get a $50 PSN Gift Card for $44.91 / £30.59

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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

Uncharted Collection has never been cheaper thanks to Black Friday

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[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

Star Wars: Battlefront Review – Old Rope or a New Hope?

Despite the success of the original Star Wars: Battlefront games back in the PS2/Xbox days, we never saw a third game last-gen. But now, with modern gaming technology and DICE’s expertise on full throttle, we have a game that looks almost as good as the movies that inspired them.

Sure, the animations aren’t as fancy as that original trailer set on Endor, (called it!) but the graphical clarity and slick 60 frames-per-second across all platforms makes this one of the best-looking multiplayer shooters ever made. Continue reading Star Wars: Battlefront Review – Old Rope or a New Hope?

PS4 console + Lego dimensions, Lego Movie and Lego Batman 3 – £330

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This really is the ultimate bundle for Lego fans looking for a PS4 console. This PS4 bundle includes the large Lego Dimensions Starter pack, The Lego Movie Videogame and Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. You’ll still be collecting things long into 2016 with this lot. Continue reading PS4 console + Lego dimensions, Lego Movie and Lego Batman 3 – £330

PlayStation TV gets some great price reductions

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PlayStation TV is a neat device that lets you play a selection of Vita games on your TV using a DualShock controller. What we find especially useful though is the PS4 streaming for playing your PS4 on a different TV in the house. Moving your PS4 up and downstairs is set to become a thing of the past. This sounds cheaper than buying a new PS4 when you inevitably fumble it too.

These latest US/UK prices are amongst the best we’ve ever seen for new units. There are some preowned options too to chip a few  extra bucks off. Continue reading PlayStation TV gets some great price reductions

Uncharted Collection back in stock at ridiculous price

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We briefly saw this deal a few weeks ago for the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection on PS4, but it went out of stock quickly. Well, it’s back and still undercutting the competition by a massive margin. You’ll need a US PSN account to play it, but it’s simple to set one up from outside the USA.  Grab a 5% discount by going to the seller’s Facebook page and clicking the link.  Continue reading Uncharted Collection back in stock at ridiculous price

Fallout 4 on PC available at $40.75 / £27.06

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Fallout 4 will take a while to come down in price thanks to the surge of high-scoring reviews and strong sales. But that doesn’t mean everyone is charging full-whack. We have an excellent price for the PC version, along with a few multiformat season pass deals. Grab a 5% discount by going to the seller’s Facebook page and clicking the link.  Continue reading Fallout 4 on PC available at $40.75 / £27.06

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Review – A co-op coup

Call of Duty: Black Ops III is so packed with content it tough to pick a place to start. While many COD players like to skip the campaign each year and dive straight into the multiplayer, Black Ops III’s story mode marks the long-awaited return of co-op, making it one of the best campaigns the series has seen in a while.

However, I ran through the campaign playing solo first. This third entry in the convoluted Black Ops storyline jumps even further into the future. The world has gone to shit, but I can’t remember why. Soldiers have body modifications that allow them to jump higher and wall-run in a similar, but certainly toned down, version of the hyper movement skills seen in last year’s ambitious Advanced Warfare. You can now shoot while mantling over low walls and even reload while sprinting for a much more fluid feeling Call of Duty and these features gel nicely with the competitive multiplayer too. Continue reading Call of Duty: Black Ops III Review – A co-op coup

Tempted by these Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate prices?

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It’s safe to say that Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate turned out to be much better than Unity, well it wasn’t as broken at least. If you’re one of the many gamers that waited for the reviews, you may be interested in one of these deals for PS4, Xbox One and PC in both the US and UK markets. Grab a 5% discount on PC by going to the seller’s Facebook page and clicking the link. You don’t have to enter an email address, enter any text and press Submit for a code. Continue reading Tempted by these Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate prices?

Just Cause 3 preorder prices have all the bang for your buck

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Closing  the packed Xmas release schedule with a bang, Just Cause 3 is mere weeks away from its December 1st release. PC owners are set to benefit from this seriously heavy discount on the PC version. I’ve listed the best console prices too. US and UK options are available. Grab a 5% discount on PC by going to the seller’s Facebook page and clicking the link.  Continue reading Just Cause 3 preorder prices have all the bang for your buck

Multi-format Fallout 4 Season Pass price guide

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Yes, it’s a little early to get excited about Fallout 4’s Season Pass, but these prices are hard to ignore and could prove a great investment when the content rolls out next year. There’s a significant saving on each format and we have prices for US and UK gamers. Grab a 5% discount by going to the seller’s Facebook page and clicking the link.

Stay tuned for more of the hottest prices on your favourite PC and console games.

Need for Speed Review – Burnt out

The Need for Speed series has struggled to find an identity for years, despite takes by numerous developers. Between the forgotten titles, we’ve had the Fast and the Furious-inspired Underground, the cops vs racers of Hot Pursuit (twice), the straight-faced track racer Shift and the open-world attempt by Criterion in Most Wanted.

This latest game has had an extra year of development, breaking the habit of releasing a NFS game every year. The subtitles are gone, 2015’s game is simply Need for Speed. Although, given the nature of the game, EA must have been pretty tempted to call it Need for Speed: Underground 3. Continue reading Need for Speed Review – Burnt out

Tales of Zestiria Review – Needs more ‘Zest’

There was a time when Japanese RPGs were big news on consoles with regular updates from the likes of Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest. There have been slim pickings over the last few years though. Instead, we’ve seen RPG elements creep into more action-orientated games. 2015 has been no different, with the great (Witcher III) and poor (Mad Max) alike bumping their games past the 40 hour mark with skill trees and lengthy upgrade systems.

But what about something unmistakably ‘Japanese’? With the Final Fantasy series going online with XIV or still being miles off (XV), it’s once again up to Bandai Namco and the Tales series to bring fans a slice of old-school goodness. Continue reading Tales of Zestiria Review – Needs more ‘Zest’