Alice Tsukagami (Bloody Roar)
One of the stalwarts of the Bloody Roar series, which saw human fighters with the ability to transmogrify themselves into enormous anthropomorphic beasts, Alice's alter-ego was an enormous, insane-looking rabbit. For some reason the rabbit kept her tiny jacket, possibly because it was always a bit nippy in the arena.
Robbie the Rabbit (Silent Hill 3)
A bit of macabre entry, this one. Robbie's regular appearance in the Silent Hill games following his debut in SH3 is something of a mystery. A pink-furred anthropomorphic bunny with a ghastly, bloodstained mouth, Robbie is something of an homage to the sketchy nature of bloodied rabbits in horror films and the creepiness of human-sized mascots in general. He's just there to tenuously tie games together in loose fashion, and freak players out by just being there. Watching.Click here to read more...
Puppeteer is a quirky little gem of a platformer. Sure, it suffers from the occasional overlong, unskippable cutscene, but it's a visually outstanding, brilliatly creative tour-de-force from Sony Japan that kind of out-Nintendos Nintendo.
You should buy it.
GOG's Battle of the Games sale ran across Easter weekend with fans voting on new deals every day, but they've been running a roundup sale for the past day with all of the discounted games on offer for those who didn't manage to buy the first time around.
There are some cracking bargains to be had, including savings on The Witcher and its sequel, the Gabriel Knight and Divinity games, and a whole host of other brilliant classics such as Unreal Tournament (there'll be a Game Night coming up) and Heroes of Might and Magic.
But you'll have to be fast -- the sale ends at 11am today!
Happy Easter folks! While you're rolling out of bed on Bank Holiday Monday, be aware that Zavvi have dropped their price on Batman: Arkham Origins on X360 and Wii U. If you snap up the latter you'll also bag yourself the Deathstroke pre-order DLC, which is quite a bit of fun.
The game itself isn't particularly fresh, and it had to endure a buggy release, but it's still worth a look for Arkham series fans. Thanks to Chanchi32.
A good week for the Xbox One this week with a console update smoothing over the experience and some new maps were announced for Titanfall. PS4 owners can at least look forward to a free update that will seriously beef up the video editor. Elsewhere, we found out that 37% of all Steam sold games have never been played, not that this will stop us snapping up those bundles. Oh, and Snoop Dogg is going to be in COD. Just because.
Trials Fusion and Lego The Hobbit were the big hitters in our reviews section this week. but we also have the smaller games covered too in the shapes and sounds of Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom, Warlock II: The Exiled and Beware Planet Earth.
Just look at that previews section, it's all sorts of packed. We have previews for WildStar, Orbitalis, Nosgoth (there's an interview too), Private Eye and Van Helsing 2. Video footage includes a Nosgoth playthrough, Carl's Reload show and Broforce. There are articles on VR's place in the living room (or potential lack of) and the recent firing of a respected Halo composer. Chris takes at look at some gaming Easter Eggs and the curse of continuing a gaming franchise. Matt's review journal continues with The Elder Scrolls Online and we ponder that Warner Bros may be taking the mick with the never-ending stream of Lego titles after the disappointing Hobbit game.Click here to read more...
Stop pretending you're not interested in Saints Row 4's insanity, at £9.99 it's dipped under the £10 barrier for the first time, making it a much cheaper alternative to the super powered antics of buying a PS4 for Infamous: Second Son. Thanks to a nonsense alien invasion/Matrix story you now have powers like super sprinting, fireballs, telekinesis and the ability to leap over buildings. Volitions super-powered take on the open-world genre is an absolute blast to play.
Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII at HotUkDeals.
The campaign is a bit naff, but the multiplayer is all sorts of awesome. Unlike last year's follow-up, we're pretty sure most of the bugs have been ironed out by now. Sure the servers aren't as busy as they used to be, but you shouldn't have a problem getting regular matches. If you're not sure about Battlefield being a fit for you, you may as well get this on the cheap before laying down the extra cash for Battlefield 4.
Thanks to Spark at HotUkDeals.
I posted a £34.99 deal for the PS4 version yesterday, but maybe you'd prefer saving a tenner and playing the handheld version instead. This is more suited to the solo gamer out there thanks to the lack of multiplayer. Amazon's Vita deal is £5 cheaper than the next best deal at the usual suspects.
Thanks to cr3ampie at HotUkDeals.
After all the hype, all the game really managed was to put the rage in average. For £2.60 we'd say it's worth a shot though. The open-world side of the game is as bland as they come, but the guns and enemy AI are excellent. It's good to see differences between enemy group types and having to change your tactics for each. Remember to stock up on ammo, later ones are seriously tough SOBs.
PC owners can now download the highly rated title for a bargain price of £4 thanks to GMG's code. The game sees you simultaneously controlling two brothers with the two analogue sticks, which as it turns out, isn't as complicated as it sounds. The story is what will stay with you the most in this delightful little adventure though. It's not the longest of games, but at this price that's hardly an issue.
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This PC pre-order price price is £20 cheaper than the best price on the Xbox One. We're massively psyched for Ubisoft's upcoming open-worlder, as we have high hopes that they'll deliver on their promise of a world packed with interactions and citizens with back stories to exploit via your ridiculously over-powered mobile phone.
Zavvi are currently £4 cheaper than any other site. South Park: The Stick of Truth was well worth the wait and should be picked up immediately by any of you that enjoy the show and old-school RPGs. It can feel a bit basic at times, but the show's trademark humour ensures you'll stick with it for hours on end. Don't worry about the censorship cuts made for the console version, there's still plenty of gross-out wrongness to experience. For example, last night I dodged a giant pair of testicles in a boss fight.
Thanks to Chanchi32 at HotUkDeals.
Dark Souls II will prove to be one of gaming's true Marmite titles this year. Fans of all things horrible, mean and stabby will love it's relentless difficulty and cruel nature, while others will spend their time gaming in a brightly lit room wishing they'd never tried a Souls game. But Zavvi are inspiring a brave purchase with the cheapest price we've seen yet. So, if stubbing your toe or getting parking tickets gives you a chubby, head on over and ask Zavvi for a punch in the face / a copy of Dark Souls II. Be sure to check out some of Carl's videos for the game too by scrolling through our past coverage here.
Thanks to theg at HotUkDeals.
If you fancy an old-school alternative to modern FPS games then you'll want to check out the HD re-release of Doom 3. The lack of down-the-sights aiming takes a little getting used to, but at least the torch is attached to your gun now instead of being a separate item. This edition includes an expansion pack and the original Doom and Doom II games. Learn your history, kids!
Thanks to BuzzDuraband at HotUkDeals.
This is the cheapest price I've seen for a while for the Skylanders Giants Starter Pack. The pack includes the game, the Portal of Power docking station, three toy figures for the game, three trading cards, stickers and a poster. It's quite a big box, so you'll probably have to be home to receive it, or face a trip to your local collection depot. Or, if your postman's a dick, you'll find it in your recycling bin a week later.
Thanks to theg at HotUkDeals.
Kinect Sports Rivals | Zavvi | £34.99
This would have been a handy launch title for the Xbox One thanks to the bundled Kinect 2.0, but instead you'll need to stump up some cash for some more motion-control sports activities. Zavvi are the cheapest by £4, making this best deal if you're after a new party game or just want your fat kids to be well...less.
Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII at HotUkDeals.
The Amazing Spiderman 2 | Base | £16.99
This is an amazingly cheap pre-order price, even for a PC game. I'm looking forward to this one as I'm eternally optimistic that someone will eventually make a Spiderman game as good as Spiderman 2 on the PS2 all those years ago. This latest tie-in seems to focus less on putting you in dreary sewer levels and has put a bigger emphasis on webswinging again. Due for release on May 2nd, you've plenty of time to check out the latest movie before this one lands too.
You'll either know and adore Minecraft already or you'll have an active and healthy social life. If you'd like to change the latter, then Green Man Gaming are selling the Xbox 360 version of the online phenomenon for £11.99.
Thanks to halodudify at HotUkDeals.
This week on Game Buzz... We have a gander at Titanfall's DLC plans and ask what the game needs to keep it fresh, we chat about Marty O'Donnell's departure from Bungie, we touch upon the announcement of Civilization: Beyond Earth, and we take a look at Call of Duty's plans for Snoop Dogg DLC.
Still can't believe that last one isn't a really late April Fool.
Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be some instances of strong language.