Another incredibly cheap PSN deal seems to have emerged involving Pay As You Go sim cards, which allow you to convert your mobile credit directly into PSN credit - effectively doubling your money in the process.
Here's how it works.
Step 2: top up £5, £10, £20 or £50 within 30 days and an equal amount of extra credit will be added.
A bit of a fuss, but probably well worth it for a huge amount of credit. Thanks Gooner!
Slowly but surely the price of this one is creeping towards the £10 mark, but this latest deal from Base is the best price we've seen for the PS4 version. If you've yet to play United Front Games' fantastic open world action title, you should probably rectify that with this offer. Oh, and it comes with an artbook. Which is nice. Thanks to BuzzDuraband @ HUKD!
The Nostromo Edition of Alien: Isolation is back on offer on Xbox One again, with the price sitting at a tasty £16.99. This deal is £5 cheaper than other outlets and is even £4 cheaper than the regular version! PS4 owners will have to look elsewhere, but they can get it for £18.99 at the below link.
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. This Nostromo Edition comes with the Crew Expendable DLC starring the original cast of the first movie.
Thanks to BuzzDuraband.
Use Rakuten voucher code MAR5OFF for the discount!
You're a bit late to the party, guardian, but Destiny is still a game that divides people. Its naff storyline and repetitive structure are undoubtedly disappointing, yet it comes together when you play it little and often like a social game with mates.
I actually found myself warming to it this year as I changed my play habits. Find out more in Forgiving Destiny: why my Biggest Disappointment Of 2014 is winning me back. UPDATE: Thanks Buzz, who found this just before I did.
To celebrate the upcoming Heart Of Thorns expansion, Guild Wars 2 will be slashed down to £8.75 from 16:00 today.
Guild Wars 2 is fantastic. An enormous world with numerous factions, great PVP, a strong personal story that can be soloed right up until the final boss, but encouraging you to organically meet up with other players with hundreds of dynamic events and enormous collaborative world vs world battles. What's more, it can be yours for a ridiculous £8.79 this weekend, and it's buy to play!
That's right. No subs. Just £8.75 and you're in, forever. Thanks to Si__ @ HUKD!
As someone who still logs in from time to time (look out for Byssk on the Desolation server!), I'd definitely suggest picking this up. To be perfectly honest, it's difficult to find better value/£, and it's easy to get into even if you're not traditionally a fan of the genre.
It's a great way of getting three great games -- Tomb Raider, Sleeping Dogs and Just Cause 2 -- at a great discount, but be aware that Tomb Raider is currently free to download on Xbox Live for Gold Members. Thanks Buzz!
Name your price for Dominique Pamplemousse, Closure, and The Bridge. If you pay more than the average price, you'll also get Oquonie, Betrayer, and NaissanceE. If you pay $10 or more, you'll receive all of the above plus Neverending Nightmares.
Thanks again, Buzz!
I'm sure I don't need to explain the Mario Kart concept to you: suffice to say that this latest version contains the same arcade brilliance we love from the franchise and adds some nifty new elements such as the new glider wings. It's recommended to all 3DS owners, but literally essential at £12.99. Grab the 5% off Facebook voucher for the extra discount using the widget at the top of the store page.
Many thanks to plattyfc @ HUKD!
Store-bought gaming merchandise is all well and good, but when you can't find the piece you want, you can always try making your own. Today brings us two utterly fantastic home-built pieces that we'd probably buy ourselves if they weren't one-off custom builds!
First up, an amazing table shaped like a Game Boy cartridge. Commissioned by a Dutch chiptune band and built by Tim Schuit, it's entirely made of wood with laser-cut lettering, and I think you'll agree that it's absolutely gorgeous.Click here to read more...
Evolve's ridiculous barrage of cosmetic DLC is pretty distasteful as far as we're concerned, but at least they're giving some of it away for free. Anyone who plays Evolve this weekend (between 9:00 PM PT on Thursday, March 5th to 9:00 PM PT on Sunday, March 8th) will receive a free set of golden monster skins that were previously only available if you actually worked at Turtle Rock.
Is Evolve's player base holding up? We're not entirely sure, but the Steam charts show a marked decline that's more pronounced than we'd expect even considering the natural post-launch dropoff (thanks to Rbourne for the tip). That's the nature of the beast, since Evolve can be fantastic when played under optimum conditions, but can be incredibly repetitive and boring at times too.
You'll get a lot for your money: 10 Steam keys in fact. Namely Enemy Front, Space Rangers HD: A War Apart (Trading Cards), Hegemony Rome: The Rise of Caesar (Trading Cards), 10 Years After, Reprisal Universe, Samudai (Trading Cards), Boid, Blitzkrieg Anthology, Blitzkrieg 2 Anthology and Redline. Quality is inconsistent, but Enemy Front is well worth a blast and quantity is amazing. Thanks again, jaystan!
After a hugely promising opening episode, I couldn't wait to get into stuck into the next one this week. It looks like the new series has some staying power as Capcom have delivered again with the episodic model looking like an increasingly natural fit for the series.
Again, the episode is split in two with the first half following Claire and Moira and the second continuing from where we last left Barry and Natalia. Claire and Moira come across another group of survivors and they team up to find some helicopter parts to make an escape attempt. Nothing's ever that easy, especially when a hoard of infected lay siege to your safe house. It'll be very familiar to Resident Evil 4 fans and is a fantastic scene as you defend multiple windows while the hoard attempt to smash through.
The skills menu where you can buy upgrades at the start, intermission or end of the episode is starting to come into better use now that you may have built up a few more points. Make a beeline for the one that allows Claire/Barry to fire their weapons while you're controlling Moira/Natalia. This is particularly effective for siege situations and the like. And best of all, any ammo they use, doesn't come out of your supplies, although they do cause less damage. Overall, though, this is a fantastic option and a clear improvement over the days of giving Sheva some spare bullets in Resi 5 and sighing as she unloaded them all into your back.Click here to read more...
The X series aren't actually the best space sims ever made, not by a long shot, but they are huge and deeply addictive.
You can get the original X-Beyond The Frontier for £1.75, X2: The Threat for £2.48 and X3: Gold Edition for £6.24 (containing the soundtrack, expansion pack and extras), the Terran War Package for £4.99.
X Rebirth is also £17.50, but I have to warn you, this shonky disaster was rumoured to be an adapted home console project and still isn't all there today. At least the most ruinous issues have been declawed now that we've reached version 3.2.0.
Transistor is now just £5.09 on Steam (save £9.90!)
"Transistor is masterful. You'll come for the astonishing art direction and thoughtful storyline, but stay for the sensational combat that continually offers new opportunities and challenges long after your first playthrough comes to an end. It aims for the head, not the heart, and hits home in spectacular fashion. Beauty and brains in one smart razor-sharp package."
Read the rest of our Transistor review here. Thanks jaystan!
This is more Mobot's lookout, to be perfectly honest, but seeing as there are plenty of decent games on iOS we're going to post it anyway. Thanks again, FantasyDeals!
Like them on Facebook for an extra discount -- widget is at the top of the store page.
Though I personally feel that mobile gaming has failed to live up to its amazing potential, slumping over the last few years due to an influx of clones and the inherent issues with Android as a viable platform for anything other than F2P, there are still plenty of timewasters to enjoy and the occasional gem too. Plus, you know, all the other stuff on iTunes.
Boom. Drop the mic. Then pick it up and sing into it.
After weeks of rumours, Rock Band 4 has been announced for PS4 and Xbox One, and it's pretty much the best case scenario we could have hoped for.Click here to read more...
Etrian Oddyssey Untold is one of the best remakes I've ever had the pleasure of reviewing. 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.
Interested? You can now buy Etrian Odyssey Untold for just £24.43 using Rakuten voucher code MAR5OFF.
"Probably the best tower defence game there is," we summed up in our Defense Grid 2 review. "Nothing more, nothing less."
Praise doesn't get much higher than that, but the price can't get much lower, since you can currently save 70% on Steam as part of the SteamOS sale. Credit to jaystan who heroically rounded it up yesterday!
If you're into PC and indie gaming, it's still not too late to get tickets for the EGX Rezzed expo next week. Running between March 12th-14th at The Tobacco Dock, London, it's a great opportunity to get hands-on with some upcoming games and projects (including Bloodborne and the latest VR tech) and meet the developers involved, whether live on the show floor or during developer sessions.
However, just in case you needed an extra incentive, Rezzed have teamed up with Size Five Games and Green Man Gaming to give all attendees three free games: Gun Monkeys, Time Gentlemen, Please! and Ben There, Dan That! Tickets are still available for all three days. The best value can be found with the three-day Super Pass that will cover you for the Thursday, Friday and Saturday, but to be honest you should be able to see plenty in only one or two days so long as you've got a plan.