SMITE is going from strength to strength and is still my favourite MOBA on the market by far. Not just because it's a brutal no-holds-barred battle between gods and goddesses from numerous different religions and cultures, but because I hate MOBAs as a general rule.
Why yes, I do suck at League Of Legends and DOTA 2, and that's got a lot to do with it. However, I'm also tired of seeing the same basic template copied over and over again, a single mod inexplicably (and undeservedly?) stretched out into a genre. SMITE does things very differently. It plays like a brawler, a tight and hectic action game viewed from an intimate over-the-shoulder perspective, which makes the same familiar gamut of towers, minions and jungle feel fresh, new and exciting. And best of all, accessible. With plentiful modes, botmatches and even straight 5v5 deathmatch, it's as hardcore as you want it to be.
As such, you'd expect it to be a great fit for Xbox One. Having tested the closed beta I'm delighted to report that it absolutely is.
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GoG are 'dominating' the sale front this weekend with their 'wicked sick' and 'unstoppable' 'multi
kill sale' on some absolutely stonking titles at amazing prices.
I'd rather play a game than watch someone else do it, but I hear all you kids are into the streaming and the Facebooks and the Wireless-Fi these days. Anyway, if you enjoy sharing your broadcasts with the world, chances are that you use Twitch, but YouTube have upped their game with new top-tier streaming options.Click here to read more...
Resident Evil Revelations 2 on at £16.85 is an absolute steal. Brendan reviewed Revelations 2 for us back in March saying:
This final episode was shorter than we were expecting and leaves more questions than answers. Some bad habits crept back in too as the horror atmosphere from earlier in the season has been replaced with backs-to-the-wall action. As an overall package though, the episodic take on Resident Evil has been a success. At half the price of a regular game release, the value for money is excellent. A nine-hour campaign, co-op options and a deep Raid mode make this an essential buy for Resident Evil fans.
Etrian Oddyssey Untold is one of the best remakes I've ever had the pleasure of reviewing, yet literally no-one I personally known owns it. A class act through and through, it brings the original Etrian Odyssey up-to-date with subtlety and restraint, adding some sensational new characters that delight without ever jarring and a story that's compelling yet never gets in the way. With some great new classes that force you to think carefully about class options, plus plenty of new content, it really is one of the most under-appreciated games of the last few years.
You can find out more in our full Etrian Odyssey Untold review. If you like the sound of that, you can now find out what you've been missing for £26.86 in ShopTo's end-of-week sale.
Dying Light is a game best experienced on your own terms and at your own pace. It eschews the excesses of its sibling franchise, Dead Island, but is no worse for it and if you can get past the clunky storytelling and the repetitive missions, you might a diamond in the rough that really empowers you to revel in the design aspects of its zombie-infested sandbox. - 7/10 Dying Light Review | Fight or Flight
Dying Light is one of the better zombie releases this year and at £27.85 is most definitely worth a purchase we think. I mean who doesn't like zombies mixed with brutal melee?
Battlefield Hardline on the PS4 for only £29.86 seems like a fair cop to us! (how many times can we use that?)
Against all the odds, it's the single player campaign that's proved to be Battlefield: Hardline's biggest selling point. Trying to play through as a 'good cop' by arresting baddies instead of filling them with lead is very rewarding. But the gunplay is as fun as ever if you want to play that way too. The multiplayer feels scaled down due to the smaller maps and the heist and assassination missions generally favour the defenders too much. Hotwire's car chases are essential though and will hopefully become a series regular. - 7/10 Battlefield: Hardline Review - Campaign brings home the bacon.
Overwatch's design document probably begins and ends with "Team Fortress 2 meets Overstrike 9" but Blizzard are really bringing a huge amount of unique flair to their in-development team shooter. This new video highlights the bowmaster Hanzo, who uses his signature weapon to devastating long-range effect. It's also another great opportunity to watch ten minutes of unedited footage.
Yesterday's video features the gunslinger McCree.
Overwatch will enter beta this Autumn and will be free-to-play. Check out our Overwatch preview and let us know what you think!Click here to read more...
Pillars Of Eternity isn't the only Kickstarted CRPG on the block. Torment: Tides Of Numenera is still in development at inXile and coming on strong, promising to be the sequel to Planescape Torment we need and deserve. This new trailer shows off both the artwork and the setting, which feels fresh and unique yet just familiar enough to satisfy. You can read more about the Ninth World here.
As a backer, I'm tremendously excited about this one. What do you reckon?Click here to read more...
The The Witcher III: Wild Hunt has been doing very well with the critics. The sub-£20 deals we saw as preorders have long gone, but £22.79 is still way better than other prices around the net. To get a 5% discount, go to the retailer's Facebook page and click the link. You don't have to enter an email address, just enter any text and press enter for a code.
By now, we would have loved to hell you how good The Witcher III is first-hand, but our review copy is making a rather convoluted journey towards us. From what we've gathered though, Geralt's latest adventure has a huge world to explore, with your choices directly affecting events in the game world, even during optional quests. Today better be the day Mr. Postman.
Mortal Kombat X is one of the most discounted new releases I've ever seen and is only £10.44/$17 on PC today. It's pretty damn great too. Even the Premium Edition is only £15.19/$23. To get a 5% discount, go to the retailer's Facebook page and click the link. You don't have to enter an email address, just enter any text and press enter for a code.
Take a look at my Mortal Kombat X review for a full report. I can tell you now that fighter fans should be all over this one. The combat is super smooth and incredibly meaty and the story mode is surprisingly strong, giving you a taste of multiple characters. There's tonnes to do after the story too, with challenge towers with crazy match modifiers and hundreds of items to unlock in the Krypt. I've also reviewed the Jason Voorhees DLC.
Need a new Gold subscription for you Xbox Live account? Well, head on over to the link below and you can grab 12 months for just £22.70. To get a 5% discount, go to the retailer's Facebook page and click the link. You don't have to enter an email address, just enter any text and press enter for a code.
A Gold subscription allows you to play Xbox 360 and Xbox one games online, gives exclusive discounts and even some freebies with the Games with Gold promotion. be sure to bookmark this too: Xbox Live account deals guide: cheap Xbox Live Gold & Xbox Live Gift Cards. PlayStation fans are covered too with: PlayStation + and PSN Gift Cards cheap deals guide.
If you've been considering picking up a Kinect 2.0 for your Xbox One for a while, this is a great deal. For £35 you can grab a preowned Kinect 2.0, with a 12 month warranty, at one of the many stores around the country. Alternatively, if you want it posted to you, it'll cost £37.50. I've seen used ones going for close to £50 on eBay, so this is certainly your best deal.
The games for Kinect have dried up a little, but the voice-activated features of the Xbox One work very well with the camera. It's also great for Skype all the camera will 'follow' you around the room of you're moving about. Fingers crossed more games are announced at E3, but there are plenty of dance games to get stuck into at least.
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£16.99 is hard to resist for Traveller's Tales' latest outing, especially if you're a Lego lover. This PS4 price is not only cheaper than the XO version, but also the last-gen games too. Great deal.
The DC license may lack the star quality of its Marvel rival, but the refined elements of Lego Batman 3 ensure this is an improved sequel, despite the removal of an open world to explore. As ever though, this is best enjoyed in co-op if your sanity can take a bit of taunting from the camera. As you'd expect there's about 30 hours of collectible stuffed gameplay on offer.
Apparently £2.99 earlier this week wasn't cheap enough! That's right, this excellent slice and dice title you forgot to buy a few years ago is now only £2.79 on Xbox 360. Enjoy!
Platinum Games really rescued this one when they took over development. While stealth is sometimes an option, Rising is much more fun when played with the pedal to the metal. One minute you slicing up troops with meticulous precision, then you're running up the sides of missiles in mid air, or you're taking on three Metal Gears at once. This is not a subtle game. Put it in your face now.
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The Nostromo Edition of Alien: Isolation is back on offer on for Xbox One, with a rather tasty £13.99 offer. This deal is even cheaper than the regular version at most sites!
Alien: Isolation has been a big success. The pulse rifles and dodgy AI have been ditched for a pure survival horror experience that sees you constantly fleeing from the alien by hiding under tables or in lockers and so on. Sure, it can get a little repetitive, but this is till the best Aliens game in years. The Nostromo Edition comes with the Crew Expendable DLC starring the original cast of the first movie.
Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII.
Just check out that title!
For £199.99 you are getting:
I can personally guarantee this is the best bundle you have seen in a very long time and I am also going to go out on a limb and guarantee it's the best you will see for a long, long time!
Disclaimer: My stated guarantees are not guaranteed.
DiRT Rally (not DiRT 4) is the newest instalment from Codemasters in the DiRT series. Released just over three weeks ago on Steam (£24.99) and still finding its way through Early Access DiRT Rally has been put to me by gamers as the hardcore rally game of rally games.
As well as using code 'RALLY' to drop the listed price you may also want to use a translator such as the inbuilt Google Chrome one, unless of course you are fluent in German.