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Who needs bullets when you can shoot cars? New GTA V mod has the answer

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Grand Theft Auto V, Mods, PC games

GTA V's modding scene continues unabated despite Rockstar's sporadic attempts to keep it under wraps. We've had whales. Gravity guns. Loads of cheating berks getting righteously served.

Now, however, we can fire cars instead of bullets and our lives may actually be complete.

The vehicle cannon mod includes sniper cars, rapid-fire car miniguns and can be freely downloaded . Be aware that there are scattered reports of Rockstar banning players for using singleplayer mods, though, so you do it at your own risk.

Check out our Grand Theft Auto V PC review for our exhaustive verdict.

Sony aren't holding a Gamescom press conference this year

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Gamescom 2015, PS4, Sony

Sony aren't holding a Gamescom press conference this year

Gamescom is the biggest gaming expo in the world and growing, with millions of gamers (both developers, press and public) storming the Koelnmesse every year. It's also the site of many a Sony PR coup, from 2013's magnificent one-upmanship with the PS4 pricing to last year's slew of exciting indie titles.

However, in a surprise move, Sony has announced that they won't be holding a Gamescom presser this year.

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Get the Tropico 5 Limited Special Edition for £25.99 on PS4

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
PS4 games, Strategy games, Tropico 5

Get the Tropico 5 Limited Special Edition for £25.99 on PS4

Tropico 5 is the latest in Kalypso's banana republic despot simulator series. If you want to get involved on PS4, you can now grab the Limited Special Edition at a major saving.

Reviews are positive and the consensus is that Tropico 5 is really rather good. You'll also get physical merch, such as a map and postcards from your sunny new island. Enjoy, El Presidente. Many thanks to andrewww @ HUKD!

Project CARS is out now - get it for just £32.27 on Xbox One

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Project CARS, Racing Games, Xbox One Games

Project CARS is out now - get it for just £32.27 on Xbox One

Project CARS has released today and is garnering rave reviews. Where's ours? We're waiting to fully test the multiplayer before issuing a verdict, but for now I can tell you that it's a handsome racer with great handling that's probably best enjoyed with a racing wheel. If you want to get involved, Gameseek are currently running an extraordinary deal for the Xbox One version.

Stay tuned for our full review later this week. Credit and many thanks to jordoe220 @ HUKD!

Europa Universalis IV now 75% off, grand savings on grand strategy

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Europa Universalis IV, PC games, Strategy games

Europa Universalis IV now 75% off, grand savings on grand strategy

Bundle Stars are currently running a tasty deal for Europa Universalis IV, with the game and all DLC available at a 75% discount. Grand Strategy fanatics will have probably already delved into this exceptionally deep take on the genre, which received rave reviews and is generally considered to be the best in the venerable series. Indulge in true exploration, trade, in-depth diplomacy and, when all else fails, all-out warfare.

At long last, Oculus Rift finally has a release window

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Oculus Rift, Virtual Reality, VR

At long last, Oculus Rift finally has a release window

After years of iterative development and the sensational Facebook buyout, VR pioneer Oculus Rift has finally been tied down to a release schedule. The consumer version is on the way and will receive a major publicity drive at this year's E3.

It's tremendously exciting news if you're excited about Virtual Reality's potential for gaming and entertainment... but don't expect to find one under your tree this Christmas.

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Get Forza 5 for just £12.35 on Xbox One today

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Forza Motorsport 5, Racing Games, Xbox One Games

Get Forza 5 for just £12.35 on Xbox One today

We're still working on our Project CARS review (the multiplayer needs further testing before I'm willing to slap a score in it), but in the meantime, we've spotted a great deal for an excellent racer. Forza Motorsport 5 was an impressive Xbox One launch title and a quality game in its own right, especially after the microtransaction economy was declawed, and you can get an Xbox One download code for just £12.35 today.

Make sure to eyeball our 8/10 review, but bear in mind that Forza Horizon 2 is the better game if you have the choice.

 

Heroes Of The Storm London launch party: you're invited

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Activision, Blizzard, Heroes Of The Storm

Heroes Of The Storm London launch party: you're invited

Heroes Of The Storm will release on June 2nd, heralding the official launch of Blizzard's long-awaited MOBA.

As per usual there'll be lavish launch events around the globe, including London, which you'll be able to freely attend for special guests, contests, prizes, developer interviews and cosplay.

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PSN Deals Of The Week - 'Games under €10′ promo delivers massive discounts

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
#EDF!EDF!EDF!, PS Vita games, PS3 games, PS4 games

PSN Deals Of The Week - 'Games under €10′ promo delivers massive discounts

EDF! EDF!

Sony has deployed this week's slew of PS4, PS3 and PS Vita deals. There's a truckload of discounts on offer especially if you look beyond the AAA PS4 titles and into the murky recesses of the 'Games Under €10' promotion.

Like Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable, for example. I absolutely loved this Vita remake of a cult classic, but it broke my heart to award a 6/10 score due to its mad price point. Now it's £5.79, not £35!

You can also get Angry Birds Star Wars for £3.99/£6.79 (Vita/PS3), Monster Monpiece for £7.99, MotoGP 2014 for peanuts, Putty Squad for £3.99, Catherine for £6.49 and loads more. Check out all the savings below and remember to use our cheap PlayStation + deals guide to make your money go further with cheap PSN wallet credit.

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PREVIEW | The Secret World Issue #11 Guided Tour: an extraordinary finale for an extraordinary MMORPG

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Features
Tags:
DLC, funcom, Games previews, MMORPG, PC games, The Secret World

PREVIEW | The Secret World Issue #11 Guided Tour: an extraordinary finale for an extraordinary MMORPG

The time has come.

Every decision we've made, every sanity-shredding revelation we've uncovered, every terrifying monster we've slain and augmented reality puzzle we've solved over over the last two years has led to this. The Orochi Tower is open, chuck, and promises to bring the first season of The Secret World's story arc to a breathtaking conclusion.

There's a lot riding on Issue #11, then, and I'm delighted to report that it's potentially one of the most astonishing pieces of content to have ever graced an MMORPG.

PREVIEW | The Secret World Issue #11 Guided Tour: an extraordinary finale for an extraordinary MMORPG

I don't say that lightly. Armed with questions and concerns, I delved into the newly-released content pack (available today for subscribers and those who bought the Fall Of Tokyo bundle) with The Secret World's lead designer Romain Amiel and Communications Manager Tor Egil Andersen, who were kind enough to lead me on a guided tour of a huge swathe of the Orochi Tower on a test server. Not only does Issue #11 represent a completely unique venture for an MMO, 21 different stories assembled into a staggeringly replayable tower, but it's also set to bring back our previous decisions in an awe-inspiring if unexpected way. Plus a hint at what's to come in The Secret World's future.

All the screenshots you see here were captured directly from the guided tour. Click to enlarge.

PREVIEW | The Secret World Issue #11 Guided Tour: an extraordinary finale for an extraordinary MMORPG

My wisdom flows so sweet. Taste and see >>

Three more New 3DS bundles are coming to the UK

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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New 3DS, Nintendo

Three more New 3DS bundles are coming to the UK

The New 3DS is an exceptional piece of kit, packing improved functionality and comfort into a tiny package. You can read our New 3DS review for all the details, but if you like what you see then it might be worth waiting until June 26th.

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Elminage Gothic now £2.09 on Steam - 70% off a deadly dungeon crawler

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Elminage Gothic, PC games, RPG

Elminage Gothic now £2.09 on Steam - 70% off a deadly dungeon crawler

If you like your dungeon crawlers old-school, you'll get a huge kick out of Elminage Gothic. It originally released on the PSP exclusively in Japan, but was painstakingly ported to PC and translated into English for us to sink our teeth into. Now it's astonishingly cheap.

This limited-time launch deal knocks 70% off the price, which is usually £6.99, and undercuts GOG.com's recent sale too.

Disney Infinity 3.0 officially revealed, has all the Star Wars

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Disney Infinity 3.0

I felt a great disturbance in my wallet, as if millions of Pounds suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terribly addictive has been announced.

The rumours were true. Mangled Alec Guinness quotes aside, Disney Infinity 3.0 is coming this Christmas and bringing Star Wars with it. Facing off against LEGO Dimensions in the process.

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You can now pre-order Yoshi's Woolly World for just £26.66

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
Tags:
Wii U games, Yoshi's Woolly World

You can now pre-order Yoshi's Woolly World for just £26.66

You can currently get Yoshi's Woolly World and its green yarn Amiibo in a £43.42 double pack, but if you'd rather by separately you can grab an absolute bargain today. Gameseek's regular price is only marginally more expensive than the recent Rakuten voucher code offer and we're talking a matter of Pence here. If you're really canny, you could hold out for a good Amiibo price and buy piecemeal.

You can watch me play it in this video.

Yoshi's Woolly World & Green Yarn Yoshi Amiibo now £43.42 in this voucher code deal

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Wii U games

Yoshi's Woolly World & Green Yarn Yoshi Amiibo now £43.42 in this voucher code deal

Ready for some utterly adorable platforming? Yoshi's Woolly World is out in June and you can currently save a few quid on the game and its huggable yarn Amiibo figurine! This pack is currently £49.85 at ShopTo and £47.95 at The Game Collection.

Make sure to check out our hands-on preview!

Magicka 2 pre-orders include sneak peek beta for you and three friends on PS4 & PC

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Magicka 2, PC games, PS4 games

Magicka 2 pre-orders include sneak peek beta for you and three friends on PS4 & PC

Magicka 2 is scant weeks away from its May 26th release on PS4 and PC, and Arrowhead Game Studios have decided to sweeten the deal. Pre-orders will now include access to a sneak peek beta, which will let you and three mates team up and "accidentally" set each other on fire.

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Black Mesa is now on Steam Early Access, but how long will the free version remain available?

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Black Mesa, Black Mesa: Source, PC games, Steam Early Access

Black Mesa, the Source-engine remake of the original Half-Life, is absolutely incredible. "By combining a fine eye for detail, towering love for the source material, and a commendably dispassionate eye for some subtle editing, the Black Mesa dev team have created one of the freshest FPS titles in months by dragging one of the best games of all time into 2012 and, dare we it, improving it," we gushed in our full review. "Only an idiot would miss out on this."

So there. However, the lavish fan project has now appeared on Steam Early Access for £14.99, which will become a full Steam title once the Xen stages have been finalised. It's something of a graduation and a homecoming for Black Mesa, then, but thrifty gamers may want to bear in mind that what started life as a free project might not remain free forever.

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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood out today on PC, PS4 & Xbox One - here are the cheapest deals

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
PC games, PS4 games, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, Xbox One Games

Following its surprise reveal back in March, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is now available to download on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. A prequel to The New Order, it's a two-part World War II adventure that pits B.J. Blazkowicz against a maniacal prison warden as he breaks into the legendary Castle Wolfenstein, then races to deny Nazi archaeologists dangerous relics that could turn the tide of the war.

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood will set you back £14.99 on PSN, Xbox Live, and Steam, but naturally we've got some tasty deals for your attention. You can currently grab the PC version for less than £8/$12 or £13 without resorting to a VPN, while you can save money on the console versions by buying cheap PlayStation + credit and cheap Xbox Live account credit. Hit the links to browse our guides and bag a bargain.

The physical editions release next Friday (May 15th). You can buy Wolfenstein: The Old Blood for £12.06 on Xbox One and £11.99 on PS4 if you don't mind waiting for release and postage.

Get The Witcher 3 & Batman: Arkham Knight free with an NVIDIA GTX 970 or GTX 980 GPU

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Graphics cards, NVIDIA, NVIDIA GTX 970, NVIDIA GTX 980, PC Hardware

Get The Witcher 3 & Batman: Arkham Knight free with an NVIDIA GTX 970 or GTX 980 GPU

If you're in the market for a new NVIDIA graphics card, Dabs.com are currently running a tasty little offer. You can currently pick up a GTX 970 or GTX 980 GPU from £279.99 and receive a free PC copy of The Witcher 3 and Batman: Arkham Knight for your troubles. Both cards meet the recommended specs for both games.

Once purchased, email [email protected] with your name, address and sales order number to receive your freebies.