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Grab your mates and get 8 Steam games for £1.59 in the Bundle Stars Co-Op Bundle

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Jonathan Lester
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game keys, PC games

Grab your mates and get 8 Steam games for £1.59 in the Bundle Stars Co-Op Bundle

There's nothing like a bit of co-op, so grab some pals and check out these eight Steam games that are better with friends. Considering that you can grab the lot for just £1.59, that's a lot of cooperative shenanigans to look forward to!

Click here to buy the Co-Op Bundle for £1.59 from Bundle Stars

Here's what you'll get:

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare mowed down to £6.66 on Xbox 360

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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game keys, Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare, Xbox 360 games

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare mowed down to £6.66 on Xbox 360

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare is basically what you'd get if you stuck PvZ and Battlefield in a blender together, shook it up and then threw in an inappropriate randomised progression system. Still, there's no denying that it's fantastic fun and that £6.66 is an insane price for an Xbox 360 digital download!

Make sure to check out our Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare review.

Criterion wants BurnOut Paradise to be Xbox One backwards-compatible

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Backwards Compatibility, Criterion Games, EA, Xbox One

Criterion wants BurnOut Paradise to be Xbox One backwards-compatible

We're of the opinion that BurnOut Paradise is one of the best racing games of the last generation -- perhaps even the best -- and a high point for the genre in general. It's madcap racing and enormous enjoyable open world was a revelation and few games have managed to match its raucous fun factor.

Thankfully it looks like this automotive classic will be getting a new lease of life.

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Eyepopping shooter Myriad confirmed for PS4 & Vita

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Myriad, PS Vita games, PS4 games

Eyepopping shooter Myriad confirmed for PS4 & Vita

Myriad absolutely blew my mind when I previewed it last year. I described it as "the most drool-inducingly gorgeous videogame I've seen in quite some time," before waxing lyrical about its unique gameplay that lets you create beautiful deadly works of art while you play.

Now we're delighted to report that Myriad is coming to PS4 and PS Vita, where it's set to drop jaws.

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Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush might be worth a punt at £18.95 on Wii U

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush, Wii U games

Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush might be worth a punt at £18.95 on Wii U

Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush is an exciting idea. You'll use the Wii U Gamepad to create tracks for Kirby to roll along, using the hardware to advantate, while enjoying the utterly sensational claymation visuals.

Unfortunately, when it came to review, I discovered that it's also flawed in a number of respects. You can't appreciate the visuals since you have to squint at the touchscreen at all times, while the action lacks the versatile joy of previous Kirby games. Heck, he can't even consume and transform! You can read all about it here.

I wouldn't suggest paying more than £18.95... which is a good thing too, because you still grab it at The Game Collection!

The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card is now just £506.80 - time for an upgrade?

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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PC Hardware, ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980 Ti

The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card is now just £506.80 - time for an upgrade?

If you need more graphical grunt or just fancy an upgrade, the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980 Ti seriously mean bit of graphics card that should sort you out for a while, especially seeing as timely updates and performance-squeezing drivers are guaranteed with NVIDIA. eBuyer have now undercut Amazon with a seriously smart price.

Many thanks to UKDEALWATCHER @ HUKD!

Get a pre-owned Xbox 360 for just £35 at GAME

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Console bundles, Xbox 360

Get a pre-owned Xbox 360 for just £35 at GAME

The Xbox 360 is a fantastic console and its importance is often overlooked. Pioneering console online marketplaces, downloadable indie games, achievements, robust online infrastructure and other features we now take for granted, it's a tremendous machine with a great games library too.

Though backwards compatibility is being slowly rolled out onto Xbox One, but there's no guarantee that the full range of titles -- especially amazing niche exclusives like these -- will ever be supported. Thankfully you can now pick up a pre-owned Xbox 360 at a hilariously cheap price!

Note: The caveat is that it's "Grade C," which isn't exactly stellar, but at least you'll get a controller too. Many thanks to Eden0032 @ HUKD!

Ubisoft have changed their ways after the Watch Dogs downgrade backlash

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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E3 2015, Ubisoft, Watch Dogs

Ubisoft have changed their ways after the Watch Dogs downgrade backlash

After a pedantic yet righteous portion of the internet thumped Ubisoft for "downgrading" Watch Dogs between its E3 2012 showing and 2014 launch, Ubisoft have decided to shoot straight when it comes to gameplay footage.

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Steins;Gate El Psy Kongroo Edition Review | Class Act

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Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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PS Vita games, PS3 games, Steins;Gate, Steins;Gate El Psy Kongroo Edition

Steins;Gate El Psy Kongroo Edition Review | Class Act

"The definitive version of a true modern classic. Steins;Gate presents a truly captivating and uncompromising storyline with exquisite characters, powerful themes and often heartbreaking choices to make."

"It's a beautiful, essential thing." - 10/10 review

What more can I say about Steins;Gate? It's a true modern classic, not just as a videogame or visual novel, but as a work of fiction and a story for the ages regardless of medium. The recent PlayStation Vita and PS3 release delivers the definitive version of this latter-day gem... except that, for true fans, it doesn't.

GAME briefly offered a special edition containing an art book, but Rice Digital are exclusively selling the El Psy Kongroo Edition, which contains a Metal Upa collectible and two pins in a presentation case as well as the aforementioned special edition in its entirety. They kindly sent us a copy to review, and I'm delighted to report that it's one of the most brilliantly-conceived and highly desirable special editions I've ever had the pleasure of covering.

Steins;Gate El Psy Kongroo Edition Review | Class Act

Like the game itself, it's a class act, containing gorgeous replicas that actually mean something rather than the overblown, gaudy and ultimately meaningless nonsense that we're used to from most collector's editions.

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Batman tops the UK games charts again

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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UK Games Charts

Batman tops the UK games charts again

UK gamers have spoken, or consumed to be more accurate, and the numbers are in. Batman: Arkham Knight is once again sitting pretty at the top of the charts, followed predictably by LEGO Jurassic World, The Elder Scrolls Online and The Witcher 3.

Personally, though, we're most impressed by Yoshi's Woolly World that's hanging on in sixth place. We rarely see Wii U exclusives in the chart, especially for less-hyped games like this playful masterpiece.

Anyway, check out the charts below with links to our revent reviews where possible. Remember that PC downloads don't factor in.

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Get Amazon Prime for £59, just in time for "more deals than Black Friday"

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Amazon Prime

Get Amazon Prime for £59, just in time for "more deals than Black Friday"

Amazon Prime comes with plenty of benefits. Your membership includes free one-day delivery, a subscription to Prime Instant Video, massive photo storage and half a million Kindle eBooks, making it a fairly decent investment if you're an avid Amazon shopper.

If you fancy trying it out, you can now get a year of Amazon Prime for just £59, saving £20 in the process!

Prime Members should also mark a date in their diary. July 15th will be known as Prime Day, which promises "more deals than Black Friday. It's basically Black Friday in summer. Thanks again to FantasyDeals!

Prepare for summer with discounted Nintendo & Zelda bikinis

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Games Merchandise, Nintendo, The Legend of Zelda

Prepare for summer with discounted Nintendo & Zelda bikinis

Show off your geeky allegiance and minimise tan lines with these Nintendo-themed bikinis - one of which contains a mix of classic Ninty characters while the other goes down the black and gold Zelda logo route. Both have been discounted by a fiver on EMP.

Slow news day? No. Nooo. Why do you ask?

Shenmue 3 will get a physical copy after all, but only if you back it at $60

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Shenmue 3

Shenmue 3 will get a physical copy after all, but only if you back it at

The Shenmue 3 Kickstarter campaign has less than two weeks to go, so naturally the stretch goals are coming thick and fast.

Most of them are deeply silly, but Ys Net have also finally acquiesced to one of the biggest demands of the rabid fanbase: physical copies.

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Mad Max is just £16.99 on PC

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Mad Max, PC games

Mad Max is just £16.99 on PC

Mad Max: Fury Road was surprisingly great, so here's hoping that the game measures up. By the looks of things it will, a brutal open world with traditional and vehicular combat, and you can pre-order the PC version for just £16.99.

However, remember that this is a Warner Bros game and Batman: Arkham Knight had all manner of PC issues.

Daily Bite: Shu vs Bloodborne

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Jonathan Lester
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Funnies
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Daily Bite

Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida seems like a lovely chap. He's also a beast at videogames.

The Best Xbox One Games Of 2015 So Far

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Jonathan Lester
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Features
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#IDARB, Ori and the blind Forest, SMITE, State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition, Xbox One Games

The Best Xbox One Games Of 2015 So Far

We've already covered the best PS4, PS Vita, Wii U and 3DS games of the last six months, so it's high time we got to Microsoft's machine.

Though there are a fair few AAA multiplatform games of note, it's also impressive to see just how many new and exciting experiences have made their way to the platform or are even being adapted from the PC for an entirely new audience.

Ori and the Blind Forest

The Best Xbox One Games Of 2015 So Far

Ori And The Blind Forest may not be the biggest game of the year, but it's a truly lovely little thing regardless.

It's a magical experience, from its unique platforming gameplay to its emotional story and eyepopping art direction, and shows that the Xbox One is doing its best to provide a true breadth of software. An oft-forgotten gem and one that we weren't able to secure to review back when it first launch. Now, finally, we can do it justice.

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Get 8 Steam games for £1.27 in the Indiependence Bundle

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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game keys, PC games

Get 8 Steam games for £1.27 in the Indiependence Bundle

IndieGala have launched a new bundle, but embarrassingly they seem to have misspelled "independence." Never mind, though, because you'll get eight indie...

...oh. Now I get it. Indiependence. How drôle. Anyway, you'll get 8 Steam indie games and 2 DLC packs for £1.27, which is a bargain and a half.

Thanks to jaystan @ HUKD!

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