PEs 2015, Assassin's Creed: Rogue, and a new bunch of Turtle Beach headsets are all up for grabs. Amazon have taken to shifting things around halfway through the day, so we'll be updating this as new items get added.
Remember... be quick as there's limited stock for all of these deals. Once they're gone, they're gone.
Here's the rest of today's upcoming Lightning Deals schedule, click on the titles for the link to the product pages:
(NB. All times are in GMT)
We will, of course, be bringing you all of the hottest gaming deals across our site, the Dealspwn Twitter stream, and Facebook page throughout the insanity of Black Friday week and all throughout the Christmas retail season. Make sure you've got our general games deals stream and console bundles channel bookmarked, and if you have any questions or queries, do be sure to pop a comment into our forum.
Microsoft has revealed the next clutch of free games for Xbox Live Gold members next month.
Worms Battlegrounds will be free to download on Xbox One throughout December. I rated this lazy clone of Worms: Clan Wars a 6/10 in our full review, but for free it's a steal and packed with multiplayer funtimes.
Not a bad haul, and here's hoping that Worms Battlegrounds will get a major player boost. What do you make of it?
Like a touch of intrigue, risk and danger with your cheap PC games? Yes? Well Indie Royale has the bundle for you. You'll get ten Steam games for £0.63, though you'll only find out what they are over the next few days.
To be honest we can't recommend blind-buying a bundle, but for 63 pennies, how bad could this be? Vanguard Princess is £2.53 in the Steam Sale, making this a saving already, and ye trading cards. y've got trading cards too. Thanks and credit to jaystan @ HUKD, who found this before I did!
The 2DS is a great way for thrifty gamers or undiscerning kids to access the DS and 3DS' amazing game library, so don't overlook the strange yet adorable little handheld. Especially when you can get one for £79.99 with a 4GB memory card pre-installed with New Super Mario Bros 2 at Tesco!
Be sure to use voucher code TDX-7KPG for the extra saving - you'll need to set up a new account (i.e. just a new email address). The 2DS is a reasonable piece of kit with some fantastic games, and you can get all the details in our 3DS & 2DS Christmas Buyer's Guide. Thanks to stevieMon@ HUKD!
Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor is a surprisingly great game, and if you're looking for a cheap PS4 deal or Xbox One deal ahead of Black Friday, GAME are delivering the goods with a sub-£25 price for both versions.
It's great to see Monolith back on form after so many years in the doldrums, and it's even better to see a genuinely fantastic Lord Of The Rings game that genuinely expands on the universe. This stealthy stabby brutal bloodsoaked experience shines thanks to the quality of its systems and its unique Nemesis mechanic that creates unique bosses to hunt and take down depending on your performance. Thanks to Bure11 @ HUKD!
Tesco have revealed a sizzling Xbox One bundle deal that will be going live from tomorrow. You'll be able to get a white limited edition Sunset Overdrive Xbox One bundle and an extra controller for £319.99. Alternatively you could swap out the console for a standard edition black unit with FIFA 15 or Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Assassin's Creed Unity.
You can currently see the prices on site, but the deals aren't live yet! Here are the links for your bookmarks:
Not cheap enough for you? Okay, then how about some vouchers. TDXR-WRTP grants £15 off £75 for some existing customers (try it and see), while you can set up a new account to get £10 off with the TDX-7KPG. Worth bearing in mind, but we'll keep shopping around to find you the best deals in what's likely to be a crazy few days. Thanks to Assassin82 @ HUKD!
Steady yourselves.. the Steam Explorer sale has begun. Get more info and Jon's initial highlight picks right here. Check out today's hottest gaming bargains and console bundle deals, and make sure you've bookmarked our console buyer's guide and Black Friday hub pages.
Yes, we posted this previously, but it's only good until the 27th, so get on it! Get 25% off of PC titles at Green Man Gaming with the code 1MZ9FW-H92JSD-2CT74F
Torchlight is free right now.
Also, The Crew is in open beta for free on Xbox One and PS4 until Friday!
As always, be sure to check out the rest of our regular games deals posts here.
The Steam Fall Sale is now open for business, offering 138 specials and some major discounts on PC games large and small. Dubbed the Exploration Sale, we assume that it will be a great opportunity to check out some niche gems alongside some AAA titans as it runs throughout Black Friday and Cyber Monday to end on Tuesday December 2nd.
That's just scratching the surface and contending with the straining servers, so there's much more to dig through and discover. As per usual we'll keep you up to date with the hottest deals and I'll round up some of the niche indie games to stop them falling under your radar.
For now, tell us what you're buying!
Not to be outdone by Blizzard's earlier zinga of a deal, NCSOFT have unleashed their own set of deals by halving the current price of their flagship MMOs. The offer sees both Guild Wars 2 and WildStar fall below the £20 mark, making it an excellent opportunity to investigate two highly enjoyable online experiences.
A few bits of housekeeping - Guild Wars 2 is subscription free but contains optional microtransactions for mainly cosmetic items, although they have recently started charging for access to previous episodes of its ongoing Living Story (which, from what I hear, is worth the investment.) Meanwhile, WildStar does have a subscription of £8.99 per month, but a purchase comes with 30 days of game time, so you'll have plenty of time to decide if life on Nexus is for you. If you need more details, before to check out our review for Guild Wars 2 and WildStar for the full lowdown.
LittleBigPlanet 3 is out later this week, and we've got a PS4 and PS3 copy from Sony to give away. So here's how this will go: we're going to run a competition starting today in which the winner will get to choose the version they want, after which we'll run another competition for the leftover copy.
We fired up our LBP 3 review earlier today, and here's what we said about the game:
"LittleBigPlanet 3 is an impressive game, stuffed with more imagination than ever before, and presented in a manner that makes user creation supremely accessible even as the toolset deepens. Though the Adventure mode is sadly short-lived, and the platform differences are fairly negligible, LBP 3 will surely prove to be a must-have game for PlayStation or series newcomers this winter."
You can click here to read the full review.
How To Enter
To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is pop a comment in the box below telling us what super cool awesome gadget you'd want to own and why.
Sackboy has a Pumpinator, Blink Balls, and jetpack shoes. But what would you want? And what the hell would you call it? Use your imaginations, come up with something interesting, fire up the Pun Gun, and you could be kicking back with Sackboy and chums for free in a few days' time.
You can also earn yourselves an extra entry by Tweeting the following: "Q-Branch has nothing on Sackboy! Win a copy of #LittleBigPlanet3 with @Dealspwn http://goo.gl/CQTBHR #winLBP3"
The competition will close on Monday 1st December at noon.
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Titanfall is still probably my "pure" FPS of the year, which is to say that it would be the best had Far Cry 4 not just come along and blown me away. Titanfall is even better thanks to the free Frontier Defence pack, and the game is currently down to £7.49 on Origin.
You can click here to check out our Titanfall review. Cheers oUkTuRkEyIII!
Here's Titanfail II for good measure.
In some ways, LittleBigPlanet is a series that defies traditional generational thinking, that is to say it's a game series dependent not on power or graphical output, but on simple systems, deployed and interwoven in imaginative fashion. The processor that LittleBigPlanet relies on most isn't even inside whatever PlayStation you have, it's inside your head.
With that in mind, it's a little difficult to say what a new-gen LittleBigPlanet could, or even should, bring to the table, and indeed, I think it's rather important to note that this isn't really a new-gen LittleBigPlanet. Sumo Digital, having fully taken the reins of the series from Media Molecule, have crafted something accessible and deep, creating a game that ultimately does everything to illustrate that LittleBigPlanet 3 is all about us -- the players.
Sumo Digital have some pedigree with this series, having been on hand for the excellent Vita version, and they've done themselves proud here, even tweaking a few longstanding niggles. The floaty jumping feels a little tighter this time around (though it hasn't been completely overhauled due to backwards-compatibility), and environments are larger and more dense than ever before, filled with aesthetic and mechanical riches that take full advantage of the game's increased levels of spatial depth. Alongside the straightforward map that takes you from level to level in the Adventure mode, there are now hub worlds to explore in Metroidvania fashion, returning time and again to access previously unreachable areas thanks to a freshly unlocked utility or character.
The story aspect of LittleBigPlanet 3 revolves around Hugh Laurie's maniacal Newton unleashing the power of three Titans, which then proceed to possess Newton and suck all of the creativity out of the world of Bunkum, and it's up to Sackboy, or a Little Red Riding Hood Sackgirl in the case of my adventures, to restore creativity and colour to Bunkum once more. Help is required, though, and this arrives in the form of some nifty gadgets for our stitched friend, and the resurrection of the three legendary heroes of Bunkum -- controllable super Sackfriends who each bring their own flavour to proceedings.Click here to read more...
If you haven't learned to steer clear of Creative Assembly games until all the bugs are fixed, Greenman Gaming are offering a cheap PC pre-order deal for the next Total War title. Total War: Attila will run you £22.50 with their voucher code du jour, saving you £7.49.
Use voucher code 1MZ9FW-H92JSD-2CT74F for the discount! Total War: Attila takes us back to 395 AD, the start of the Dark Ages, overhauling some of the mechanics and bringing "apocalyptic destruction" to the proceedings. Following the shockingly unpolished release of Rome II, we'd suggest that you wait and see whether Attila actually works next year, or if it ships with another hilarious cavalcade of problems. Still an early saving for die-hards, mind.
Let’s begin with a bit of housekeeping – those of you that have bought or played Rocksmith 2014 Edition on PS3 or Xbox 360 will find an almost identical experience with the current-gen version. All the new modes and functionality used to improve the experience returns, as does the ability to access any song bought in previous titles as long as you stick with the same family of consoles (eg. PS3 to PS4). So, with that in mind, you can probably skip towards the end of the review for critique specific for the current-gen version.
For the rest of us, be it those uninitiated to Rocksmith or have remained with the previous version, Rocksmith 2014 continues to provide a way for budding guitarists to learn how to play and improve their skills. Tutorials cover the basics, including setup and posture, all the way to advanced techniques such as trills, hammering, and bending. Video demonstrations and repeatable interactive sections are well presented, easy to follow, and gives opportunity for intermediate players to perfect other skills before jumping into the track list proper. For someone who was always more of a Rhythm guitarist than a Lead, it meant I could venture into new areas of play without having to start over completely.
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I love the NES Remix games. They plainly show that Nintendo still has creative fire and fight in them; willing to look back on a majestic legacy and gleefully mess about with it in zany new ways. NES Remix and NES Remix 2 were both stuffed with crazy minigames that blend legendary NES titles into bonkers bite-sized chunks, perfect for a few minutes or hours at a time, and my only major gripe was that its pick-up-and-play action would work better on 3DS.
You might expect Ultimate NES Remix to be the perfect package, then, but it actually puts me in a bit of a bind. It may be fantastic fun and a great fit for 3DS, but it's also far too expensive despite containing less content than the two previous games.
Be in no doubt, though, the series really does feel made for 3DS. In case you don't know, the NES Remix games lie somewhere between a greatest hits compilation and an addictive arcade time trial, splitting up legendary NES titles like Super Mario Bros, ExciteBike, Kirby's Adventure, The Legend Of Zelda and more into crazy time-based challenges. One moment you'll be trying to wheelie to the finish line in ExciteBike, the next you'll be slotting a pill into place in Doctor Mario or leaping over barrels in Donkey Kong. It's a brilliant way of bringing back some of our favourite games from yesteryear without cracking our rose-tinted spectacles.
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Opportunities to get Blizzard games on the cheap as usually far and few between, but they've decided to unleash a sale of their own on Battle.net during this week of Black Friday offers. Everything from their recent back catalogue has been reduced, with the highlight being an eye-watering offer for almost all of World of Warcraft. Details are below...
So, that's everything bar the latest Warlords of Draenor expansion included in the WoW offer for £4. As for me, considering how disappointed I was with Diablo 3 initially, and how its Reaper of Souls expansion basically fixed everything, even I'm tempted by the latest offer featured here.
Assassin's Creed: Unity targeted Xbox One as its lead platform, and if you're in the market for a cheap Xbox One deal, CDKeys are currently charging £24.95 for one day only. Saving you a tenner in the process and ticking another game off your Black Friday checklist.
Remember to 'like' them on Facebook for an extra 5% discount! Whether you like Assassin's Creed Unity will be another matter, though. The game's notorious technical issues may be nowhere near as pronounced on Xbox One, but Matt describes it as a "corpulent, broken mess that plays neither to its own strengths nor to its fanbase" in our 5/10 review, even if there are "flashes of promise." It sure does look pretty though.
The latest deals of Gamersgate's Black Friday offers has gone up, and this is by far the stand out deal. You can get hold of all parts of The Walking Dead adventure series - that means Season 1, its 400 Days DLC, and Season 2 - for under £12 overall.
That's over 20 hours of some of the finest storytelling to hit our medium in the last few years, with some heartbreaking choices to make along the way, for an absolute bargain. Please note that you will require Steam to redeem and play Season 1 and 400 Days, but Season 2 needs to be redeemed through Telltale. Before you ask, no - the fact both games are acquired through different platforms will not affect save game continuity, but I appreciate it's a faff and annoying.