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Rockstar's sinister classic is still a harrowing experience today. You're tasked with escaping each area by murdering the guards in increasingly violent ways. The longer you can wait behind them, the more gruesome the attack will be. Despite its PS2 origins, the graphics are still able to depict some Daily Mail-baiting scenes. If you play with a headset, you can hear Brian Cox creepily encourage you to do your worst. Be sure to avoid the heavily cut (and rubbish anyways) sequel though.
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Note: To get this price you need to get a code by 'liking' CD Keys' facebook site, there a link at the top of their page. 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 wrong humour ensures you'll stick with it for hours on end. Also, the PC version is uncut compared to the console version for some reason. Enjoy your probing!
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Not long to go now before Infamous: Second Son launches on the PS4 and this deal from Tesco will save you a tidy £6 over the other sites. The discount code to knock £10 off only works for new customers, but it's a doddle setting up an extra account if you need to. We're not expecting Second Son to break the mould if we're honest, but it's one of the best-looking exclusives on the horizon for the PS4. There are still a few dates left on the Infamous lock-in tour at Game's stores in the UK, so you might be able to try the game out first.
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If you opt for the last-gen version of the upcoming sniper sim, you'll save yourself a small fortune as the PS4/Xbone versions are currently pre-ordering for over £40. If you remember the insanely detailed killshots of the last game, the next-gen version may be a bit much to stomach anyway. The third game in the series is still set in WWII, but moves the action to Africa. So you'll be shooting sweaty Nazis in the nuts this time.
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Game Seek are still the cheapest pre-order available for Hideo Kojima's prequel to The Phantom Pain. We're not too concerned about the reports that you can rattle through the main campaign in two hours as we now know that there's tonnes to do outside of the main story. Don't forget to check out Jon's new hands-on preview
If we're honest, we wish Warner Bros Montreal hadn't taken the reigns for this one, but at least we now know that Rocksteady are working on Arkham Knight for the PS4 and Xbox One. Origins' main issue is easily-dropped combos and the odd countering delay, but the open world of Gotham on Chrismtas Eve is packed with activities and goon to smash up.
Black Flag was my clear pick for Game of the Year and is an absolute must-buy on either generation of console. If you've not made the leap into the future yet, this is the best price on the Wii U, saving you £5 over the next best deal. Ubisoft are back in excellent form with the series and have created a fantastic world to explore and one of the most moreish experiences since Far Cry 3.
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This deal manages to make the £400 Titanfall bundle redundant, so if you need an Xbox One now, there's no cheaper price than Maplin's killer deal. The Xbox one has some tasty exclusives already in the shape of Forza 5 and Dead Rising 3, but Titanfall's the one we're really waiting for. Further ahead, you can also look forward toProject Spark and Quantum Break.
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It's Game Buzz time, folks! Ready your eardrums for some magnificent waffle as we dive into the hottest topics from the industry from the past seven days.
This week, we chat about Jack Tretton leaving Sony after nearly two decades with the company and how E3 will never be the same again, Jon tells all from his hands-on with MGS: Ground Zeroes, we take a little look at some of OnLive 2.0's new features and ask if the cloud company have jumped the gun again, we have a natter about the Watch Dogs delay and ask if we're even still excited for Ubi Montreal's open world hackathon, and as South Park: The Stick of Truth releases, we reflect on some of our favourite licensed games from yesteryear.
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.
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We're back with the second part of our Payday 2 Game Night, as the trio continue their careers in the world of crime. If Part 1 was all about getting it right, then Part 2 is all about getting it wrong. In short - this is how NOT to play Payday 2, or how to act when in a nightclub. See the carnage for yourself by hitting the jump.
Rejoice! It's South Park Day folks! Yes, The Stick of Truth releases today here in the UK and we've got another little gameplay video for you. This time Matt's new kid on the block gets kidnapped by aliens, all of whom appear to be obsessed with inserting things into various human orifices. But there's no time to think about that! Poor Randy has been taken as well, and we have to save the moustachioed legend before he's reamed to death.
Not that we get to see such things, of course. We're European, after all; which means our eyes would explode if we witnessed such cartoon horrors. Thankfully Ubisoft censored the truly awful bits to save our retinas from spontaneous combustion. To be honest, that might be a mercy.
Still, definitely consider this NSFW. Thank God It's Friday!Click here to read more...
"The Vita needs more games!"
Our familiar rallying cry rings as true today as it did two years ago. Sony's handheld may be a sensational piece of hardware, a truly sexy little machine, but consoles live and die on the strength and quantity of their games. The PS Vita certainly isn't short on quality, offering some of the best handheld title we've ever played, yet the sporadic and spotty release slate has failed to secure the device any semblance of mainstream appeal or traditional success.
So it's odd, then, that I'm about to crown the PS Vita as my favourite console of 2014 thus far. The Vita may lack software clout at face value, but when you look a little deeper, you'll discover a unique, flourishing and deeply impressive ecosystem of left-field games that cater to the most demanding of gamers: the connoisseur, those of us who crave both variety, innovation, uniqueness and tradition from their favourite hobby.
In fact, I've rarely met a Vita owner who regrets their purchasing decision, even when common logic dictates that they probably should have spent their money elsewhere. Let's find out why.
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SimplyCDKeys are back with another sub-£20 deal for Dark Souls II, which tops many gamers' 2014 wishlists. The PC port may have been delayed into April, but for twenty quid, Johnny-come-lately ends up laughing all the way to the bank. Remember to use voucher code 5OFFDS2 at checkout. Thanks to Jas10 @ HUKD!
Carl is currently reviewing the PS3 version, in case you're interested. I've barely seen him over the last couple of days, save for a bizarre moment when he emerged into the office and constructed a crude bonfire on my newsdesk, babbling about horrors from beyond the pale. After heavy sedation and being forced to marathon the entire series of Adventure Time to restore his shattered nerves, he's back in action and will deliver our full verdict soon.
As promised, Microsoft are set to release a headphone adaptor for the Xbox One, which allows players to plug in their existing stereo headsets and cans through a 3.5mm audio jack. However, before you can use it, you'll need to manually update the controller's internal firmware via a separate procedure.
Still, at least we won't have to put up with the crummy pack-in headset for much longer. It feels like locking your head in a D-clamp.Click here to read more...
Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider reboot deservedly sold like hot cakes when it released this time last year, shifting nearly five million copies. You'd have expected the corporate overloads at Square Enix to throw a massive party, perhaps lighting up a few wads of tightly-rolled banknotes in a rooftop hot tub, but the massive development costs and lavish marketing campaign led to the game being deemed as a financial failure; unable to live up to Square's insanely inflated profit estimations.
However, the recent Definitive Edition has finally pushed Tomb Raider into the black and beyond - putting it "on course" to become the most successful game in the series' history.Click here to read more...
Platform: PS Vita
Developer: Nihon Falcom Corporation
Are you sick and tired of JRPGs leading you by the nose from cutscene to cutscene? Do you hear the call of adventure, but crave the thrill of fast and fluid combat? Do you own a PlayStation Vita?
If you answered 'yes' on all counts, Ys: Memories Of Celceta probably deserves to make its way onto your shopping list. This ground-up remake of Ys 4 puts us into the well-worn boots of Adol Cristin, which are definitely made for walking. Having found himself in a frontier town on the edge of civilization with a convenient case of amnesia, the rakish explorer discovers that he lost his memories while mapping the legendary forest of Celceta, so teams up with an old friend and plunges back into the unknown. With little save a sword, a mercenary information dealer and a blank map for company, the scene is set for a genuine adventure.
Celceta is an enormous tract of land, an intricate and confusing labyrinth of glades, swamps, tunnels and ruins that's somewhat reminiscent of a massively expanded Monster Hunter title. Most JRPGs would immediately funnel you down a preset path, but Memories Of Celceta is cut from a different cloth, simply thrusting an empty map into your hands and suggesting, perhaps, that you ought to check over there when you have the time. Most of the game simply revolves around the satisfaction of filling this map in, of discovering new areas, new places, new faces and eventually piecing Adol's memory back together.
And romping through hordes of foes with one of the most responsive combat systems we've seen from the series yet, if not the entire sub-genre in recent years.Click here to read more...
When it comes to putting in a shift, Jack Tretton is one of the industry's poster boys. After joining Sony back in 1995 and heading up SCEA, he was instrumental in bringing the PlayStation brand Westwards and famed for his emphatic E3 appearances. However, he's now decided to move onto pastures new, with Sony Network Entertainment COO Shawn Layden assuming the position.Click here to read more...
Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal has decided that the time is right to relaunch Shaq Fu. Yes, the classic yet utterly awful beat'em up is set to receive a spiritual PC sequel with stylish visuals, a compelling upgrade system and, perhaps, enjoyable gameplay this time.
However, the multi-millionaire very much like you to pay $450,000 towards it. The project has therefore hit IndieGoGo, sporting a selection of incredible rewards. Such as a single trainer. And the opportunity to become an unpaid concept artist. Or a "two hour meal." For $25,000.
Oh boy. It's possibly the most endearingly, charmingly, hilariously tragic crowd funding campaign since this hopeless mess, but we can't help but crack a smile. Mainly at a photo of Shaq wearing a MoCap suit, admittedly, which we've stashed under the break with more details.Click here to read more...
The PS4 is currently flying off the shelves as fast as us Brits can buy it, but it undeniably lacks compelling exclusives right now. I mean, we love Resogun... but... erm...
...ooh, hey, inFamous: Second Son is out this month! This next-gen openworld antihero experience promises to be a ton of fun, so its console bundle might be a good place to buy into the PlayStation 4 itself. Gamestop's £369.97 price tag is the cheapest around, especially since you can bolt on an extra game for £29,97. Thanks to ettienem1001 @ HUKD!