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At A Glance: Roundup 26th January - 1st February 2015

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At A Glance: Roundup 26th January - 1st February 2015

It's time to dust off that copy of Guild Wars 2 as the Hearts of Thorns expansion was finally revealed this week - Carl has the deets on that for you. Jon takes Ubisoft to task over their handling of 'stolen' game keys situation. He's also got some words to calm down gamers worried about the lack of third-party titles on the Wii U. Sony announced that Spotify was coming to PS4, but do we really want music in the background of our games, I'm pretty sure game music composers aren't a fan. Our Dying Light review code unlocked too late in the week to bring your review yet, but Matt's recorded the opening 30 minutes for you to take a look at.

Reviews include Avernum 2: Crystal Souls (win a copy here) and Citizens of Earth -a game that really wants to be EarthBound, but really isn't.

Click here to read more...

Epic Mickey 2 available from £6.95 on PS3 / Wii U

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Brendan Griffiths
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Epic Mickey 2 available from £6.95 on PS3 / Wii U

Epic Mickey 2 is on sale at a few sites this weekend for the PS3 (£6.95) and Wii U (£6.99), making a tidy saving of a few quid each.

Really need a Classic Disney fix and tired of waiting for Kingdom Hearts III? We'd recommend a dose of Epic Mickey then. Oswald the Rabbit and Mickey Mouse are teaming up in this sequel to the Wii game (you don't need to have played that one to understand this) to repaint various Disney worlds. Thinner can also be used to uncover hidden areas. The reviews were a little mixed, but for less than £7 we think it's well worth a shot.

Thanks to dazdm.

Mario Kart 7 only £14.99 for 3DS

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Brendan Griffiths
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Mario Kart 7 only £14.99 for 3DS

This is the cheapest price I've seen for Mario Kart 7 on 3DS. £14.99 is the magic price you'll get once you go through CDK's usual 5% facebook discount by liking their page via the link at the top of the site. This is for a digital version of the game, but seeing as it's £7 cheaper than a physical copy, we didn't think you'd mind.

Thanks to JackTRoss.

Tales of Xillia 2 - Day One Edition down to £16.89

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Brendan Griffiths
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Tales of Xillia 2 - Day One Edition down to £16.89

As far as I'm aware, there is no standard edition of the game, but £16.89 is a great price as Amazon are in second at £20.87 and most other sites are still over £30.

This edition includes a steelbook and a CD of dev-selected music tracks. I really enjoyed the original game and have been tempted by this one for a while. Well, when I can find a spare forty hours or so to really lose myself in it that is. Unlike many JRPGs, the action ditches the polite turn-based battles for real-time attacks with you switching between party members on the fly and working with specific partners to unleash unique combo attacks.

Thanks to hanzoadam.

FIFA 15 on PC only £22.79

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Brendan Griffiths
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FIFA 15 on PC only £22.79

Fancy saving yourself over £7 for a digital copy of FIFA 15? Of course you do, so head on over to CD Keys and don't forget to take advantage of their facebook offer at the top of their page to get a code to knock 5% off, bringing it down to a delicious £22.79.

Thanks to Gooner.

White Xbox One + Sunset Overdrive + Minecraft = £299.99

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Brendan Griffiths
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White Xbox One + Sunset Overdrive + Minecraft = £299.99

To find this bundle, click through to the retailer and scroll down to special offer 5. This cheap console bundle includes a white Xbox One console, Sunset Overdrive, and Minecraft. As this is a purchase over £100, you'll get a £10 voucher too. Good times.

Usually, I'm really not a fan of white consoles. But I'm very tempted with this to go with my white PS4. The original black XO, looks like an 80's VHS storage cabinet, but this is a much cooler affair. The white models are likely to maintain a higher reselling price than the regular black version too. With Halo 5 and Rise of the Tomb Raider on their way though, you're not going to be getting rid anytime soon.

Thanks to mobjw.

Lego Hobbit might never be finished, but it's only £14.99 on PS4

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Brendan Griffiths
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Lego Hobbit might never be finished, but it's only £14.99 on PS4

Fancy reliving the Hobbit movies in Lego form and pandering to your obsessive nature over in-game collectibles? Then be sure to pick up Lego The Hobbit on your PS4 from only £14.99.

The latest Lego effort is one of the more rushed efforts from the overworked Traveller's Tales studio, but it's much more appealing at this price. It's certainly worth a look if you're a series fan. The third film was supposed to be added as DLC late last year, but things have been oddly quiet on that front. Warner and Traveller's Tales recently released a list of title's they were working on, and the conclusion to to the trilogy didn't get a mention. Hmmm.

Minecraft's mission to invade every home continues - £8.86 on PS4

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Brendan Griffiths
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Minecraft's mission to invade every home continues - £8.86 on PS4

Retailers everywhere have been aggressively discounting the console versions of Minecraft since release to match the game's incredible success on the PC and this price is £3 cheaper than the next best deal. 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 ST are selling the new PS4 version of the online phenomenon for £8.86.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare discounted again - Available from £23.86 on PS4/XO

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare discounted again - Available from £23.86 on PS4/XO

£23.86 for a copy of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on your Xbox One is a great price and about £6 cheaper than the next best deal. The PS4 version is £25 at the same site, which is still the cheapest around by £7. Usually, you'd never see the latest COD for under £30 so soon, but don't let the aggressive discounting fool you into thinking this isn't worth a look.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has been a grand return and reinvention for the FPS series. The futuristic setting has been the perfect excuse to introduce the exoskeleton which gives players double jump and speed boost dodge skills. The campaign was oodles of fun and had the best of Hollywood (Kevin Spacey) and gaming VO actors (Troy Baker) to keep you hooked throughout. Oh, and the multiplayer is better than it's been in years -head straight to Uplink and Kill Confirmed modes to see why. Here's my full review.

Thanks to preparationiskey.

Dying Light cheapest at £34.81 on PS4/XO

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Brendan Griffiths
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Dying Light cheapest at £34.81 on PS4/XO

Not bothered about getting the season pass DLC for the game too from £39.99? Then be sure to take advantage of the voucher code to get the standard edition of Dying Light for just £34.81.

Early reviews have been quite positive for this one, although it has to be said there aren't many out there thanks to the late unlocking of digital review codes. The digital edition of the game is out now, but physical versions like this are set for February 27th. Not sure whether to buy? Check out the intro and opening scenes gameplay here.

Thanks to Sensei_Stylez.

Lego Batman 3 only £19.85 on PS4 / XO

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Brendan Griffiths
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LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, Platform games, PS4 games, Xbox One Games

Lego Batman 3 only £19.85 on PS4 / XO

Surely £19.85 is hard to resist for Traveller's Tales' latest outing? The DC license lacks 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.

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Thanks to indyjukebox.

Daily Bite: Meanwhile, at the Gamers Bar

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I love bad puns so much. Click the image to make it balloon in size.

Daily Bite: Meanwhile, at the Gamers Bar

[Comics by Neodusk]

Save £10 and get The Order: 1886 for £37.80

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Brendan Griffiths
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Save £10 and get The Order: 1886 for £37.80

The Order: 1886 has had a lot of mixed press in recent times, especially from yours truly. But this deal is hard to ignore at this price. Using the discount code, you can get The Order: 1886 for just £37.40. Sounds a bit pricey? Well considering the next best price is £47.95, this is the best pre-order price by miles.

Frankly, the higher end pre-order prices on this one are ridiculous as they're far exceeding the prices we've seen ahead of launch for the likes of Destiny, GTA V, COD: AW or future AAA releases like Arkham Knight or The Witcher III. But at least this code brings the price back down to earth and there's no online component to ruin the launch like DriveClub. Not that DC's troubles didn't lead to some tasty discounts. We don't know how The Order is going to turn out, but maybe take a look at my feature on the game entitled 'Another ‘next-gen’ letdown or a victim of poorly chosen demos?' before slapping down any cash.

Free Classic Console retro gaming magazine subscription

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Brendan Griffiths
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Free Classic Console retro gaming magazine subscription

One for you older gamers out there. Via this link, you can sign up and enjoy each issue via email or as PDF downloads for your mobile, tablet or e-reader. If retro consoles are your thing and you have some fond memories from the likes of Sega, Atari, or the SNES, then be sure to give it a shot. Hell, seeing as it's free, this is an ideal opportunity for younger gamers to take a look at some retro titles. Then immediately head out to your nearest car boot sale to start your own collection.

Click here to subscribe to Classic console for free.

Thanks to Dryosh.

Dealspwn Deal Alert: Dying Light *Be The Zombie* Edition INCLUDING Season Pass £44.99

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Dealspwn Deal Alert: Dying Light *Be The Zombie* Edition INCLUDING Season Pass £44.99

[UPDATE: Base are offering a similar deal without the promise of the Bozak Horde arena DLC for a fiver less (£39.99) on the PS4/XO.]

This deal just got even better with confirmation from HUKD's Aeschylus (thanks!) that it also includes the season pass. You can now switch sides and take down humanity by playing as the zombie horde, stalking other players and inflicting havoc as a night hunter.

This bundle includes:

1. "Be The Zombie" - bonus Zombie pack download.
2. Full Season Pass of Dying Light delivered through a season pass token via e-mail. This is a pre-order exclusive only and will be e-mailed to you directly prior to release.
3. "Cuisine & Cargo" download.
4. "Ultimate Survivor Bundle" download (available from 10 March 2015).
5. "The Bozak Horde" download (available from 5 May 2015).

You can pick up your Dying Light pre-order here

Not sure whether to buy? Check out the intro and opening scenes gameplay here.

Say no to next-gen ripoffs. Borderlands: Pre-Sequel £14.86 on PS3/360

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Say no to next-gen ripoffs. Borderlands: Pre-Sequel £14.86 on PS3/360

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel has never been cheaper than this on consoles. £14.86 is a tenner cheaper than the competition and console gamers find themselves in new territory today as this price is actually cheaper than the PC version.

The upcoming Handsome Collection on PS4/XO will include a next-gen version of the Pre-Sequel and Borderlands 2, but most pre-orders are around the £40 mark, which is all sorts of grim for old rope with a smidge of polish. Whereas picking up this version will save you loads, especially if you've already played the hell out of Borderlands 2.

Thanks to ventoo.

The Walking Dead: 400 Days 89p / $1.24 on PC/Mac

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The Walking Dead: 400 Days 89p / .24 on PC/Mac

400 Days acts as an inbetween episode for Seasons 1 and 2 of Telltale's The Walking Dead series and can now be picked up for only 82p/$1.24 from this site. It's a Mac store download, but it's also PC compatible.

While 400 Days doesn't star characters from the main series, it plays a minor part in Season 2, so be sure to hook it up with an existing save from S1. This is a super price and should be snapped up immediately if you're yet to play Season 2.

Thanks to jaystan.

Bioshock Infinite Season Pass only £3.31 / $4.99 on PC/Mac

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Brendan Griffiths
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Bioshock Infinite Season Pass only £3.31 / .99 on PC/Mac

Bioshock Infinite's season pass is an essential purchase for series fans and the £3.31/$4.99 price-tag is one of the best prices we've seen. Yes, this is on a Mac store, but the download is PC Steam compatible.

The season pass includes the excellent Burial at Sea episodes that sees you playing as Elizabeth in the infamous underwater city of Rapture. For series fans, it's just pure gold. You can read my review of Episode 2 here. The pass also includes the arena DLC and a few in-game bonuses for the main game. The main draw though is this unique trip to Rapture in it's prime before the splicers ripped it apart. Chilling and beautiful in equal measure.

Thanks to jaystan.

Daily Bite: WesterosCraft

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Matt Gardner
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The sheer scale of this thing is absolutely nuts.

Medal Of Honor: Warfighter gunned down to £1.75 on PC

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Jonathan Lester
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Medal Of Honor: Warfighter gunned down to £1.75 on PC

Medal Of Honor: Warfighter now only £1.75 at Tesco Direct. Click here to get it! >>

Tesco seem to be getting rid of some PC surplus over the weekend, including Medal Of Honor: Warfighter for an insanely cheap £1.75. Though I chastised this incredibly unambitious shooter in my Medal of Honor: Warfighter Review, much is forgiven at this price, but I can't personally vouch for whether it still has a functional multiplayer community.

Still, PC games tend to retain their player bases far longer than the console versions. And again, this is an incredibly cheap PC deal so long as you click and collect. Thanks to ABrune @ HUKD!