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Get Forza 5 for just £12.79 on Xbox One today

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Forza Motorsport 5, Racing Games, Xbox One Games

Get Forza 5 for just £12.79 on Xbox One today

Fancy a new racing game for the summer? In which case we'd recommend Forza Horizon 2... but if you're on a budget, we've spotted a great deal for another excellent racer in the same family. 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 £12.79 today.

Make sure to eyeball our 8/10 review.

Microsoft releases 124 ID@Xbox trailers - how long have you got?

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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ID@Xbox, Xbox One Games

Microsoft releases 124 ID@Xbox trailers - how long have you got?

ID@Xbox is working hard to bring exciting boutique and indie titles to Xbox One. Since E3, they've released a few trailers to celebrate the diverse range of genres and experiences heading to the program over the coming months, from 6180 the moon through Ninja Pizza Girl to Zenith.

By a "few," I do of course mean one hundred and twenty six.

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Microsoft confirm their Gamescom plans - hopefully they can score an open goal

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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Crackdown, Gamescom 2015, Microsoft, Quantum Break, Scalebound, Xbox One

Microsoft confirm their Gamescom plans - hopefully they can score an open goal

Microsoft held back their big 2016 games at E3 this year, which arguably hurt them in the short term as their rivals merrily splurged on loads of big yet depressingly distant games.

However, Xbox is set to make some serious noise at Gamescom in August, at which Microsoft will be going in heavy with Scalebound, Crackdown and Quantum Break just for starters. Considering that Sony won't be holding a presser and Nintendo are Nintendo, they have an open goal and a prime opportunity to wow us with their upcoming wares.

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Deadly 30 is deeply thrifty for only £0.39 (Steam code)

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Deadly 30, game keys, PC games
Deadly 30 is deeply thrifty for only £0.39 (Steam code)

Deadly 30 has starred in plenty of bundles, but if you missed it, you can now add this deceptively deep title to your Steam library for peanuts. This indie zombie shooter may initially appear to be simple, but extended play reveals an expansive and dangerous environment, multiple characters and terrifying night-long defence sections.

Basically, a bargain for less than 40p!

Check out our Deadly 30 review for more details. Many thanks to X10 @ HUKD!

Rare Replay down to £16.82 on Xbox One - 30 games, 10000 GamerScore, one low price [UPDATE: now £16.66!]

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Rare Replay, Xbox One Games

Rare Replay down to £16.82 on Xbox One - 30 games, 10000 GamerScore, one low price [UPDATE: now £16.66!]

Rare Replay is an utterly outrageous collection spanning 30 Rare titles and decades of development. From Banjo Kazooie to Conker, Viva Pinata, Killer Instinct, Perfect Dark, Blast Korps, Jet Force Gemini and loads more besides, it's stuffed to the gunwhales with quality content. Not to mention 10,000 Gamerscore.

Not bad for £16.82, eh?

UPDATE: Gameseek has upped the ante with a £16.66 pre-order!

£25 iTunes gift card just £18.99 today

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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iTunes, iTunes Gift Card

£25 iTunes gift card just £18.99 today

Have an iThing? Want to buy some games on it? You're in luck, because you can get £25 worth of iTunes credit for less than £19 today, effectively netting you six extra quid to spend.

I personally reckon that mobile gaming has failed to live up to its potential over the last few years, and would nudge you towards a 3DS or Vita all day long, but there's still plenty to choose from on iOS.

 

You basically have to buy Cthulhu Saves The World & Breath Of Death VII for just £0.29

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Breath of Death VII, Cthulhu Saves The World, PC games

You basically have to buy Cthulhu Saves The World & Breath Of Death VII for just £0.29

29p won't buy you a lot these days. Except TWO hilarious PC RPGs, that is! Cthulhu Saves The World & Breath Of Death VII will set you back just £0.29, netting you two excellent parodies that are still both mechanically excellent games in their own right.

I described Cthulhu Saves The World as "absolutely delicious." I described Breath Of Death VII as "witty and hilarious." Now I describe them both as "basically essential if you like buying great games for hardly any money."

UPDATE: Thanks to jaystan @ HUKD, who beat me to it!

The Witcher 3 gets a free quest this week

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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DLC, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3 gets a free quest this week

The Witcher 3's attempt to become the only game you have time to play this year continues with yet more free DLC. This week there's an entirely new quest into the bargain.

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After all the delays & cockups, DriveClub's PS+ Edition is a total anticlimax

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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DriveClub, Evolution Studios, Playstation Plus, PS, PS4 games, Racing Games

After all the delays & cockups, DriveClub's PS+ Edition is a total anticlimax

We call it how we see it here at Dealspwn and we didn't like what we saw when DriveClub first launched. From the embarrassing delays to DLC U-turns and the horrendously broken release, it was a comedy of errors and we didn't spare the lash.

However, we then saw a game evolve and improve as Evolution worked tirelessly to fix it. What was a broken shambles gradually coalesced into a gorgeous and capable racer with incredible weather effects and enjoyable handling. Though the penalty-based scoring system is still a terrible design decision that sucks a lot of fun out of the racing, it's a game we now recommend without hesitation.

Now, after a year and a half of excuses, DriveClub's much-vaunted PlayStation Plus Edition has finally arrived. Better late than never! We were looking forward to finally celebrating a big generous chunk of gameplay and a tech demo that could be opened up into a full version. Surely it's time to break out the bubbly?

After all the delays & cockups, DriveClub's PS+ Edition is a total anticlimax

Sadly, we have to call it how we see it.

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Pokemon Shuffle makes the inevitable jump onto iOS & Android

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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3DS Games, Android, Game Freak, iOS, Nintendo, Pokemon Shuffle

Pokemon Shuffle makes the inevitable jump onto iOS & Android

Nintendo accidentally released a free-to-play puzzler on 3DS earlier this year, but are now getting around to launching it on the platforms it was probably designed for in the first place.

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Get a ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980 Ti for just £510.90 on Amazon

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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PC Hardware, ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980 Ti

Get a ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980 Ti for just £510.90 on Amazon

If you know what that means, you'll know it's a great price!

It's a 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. Thanks to malificar @ HUKD!

Still got Club Nintendo stars to spend? Check out this new Captain Toad lamp

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Club Nintendo

Still got Club Nintendo stars to spend? Check out this new Captain Toad lamp

Us Europeans can still redeem Club Nintendo stars until the service closes later this year. Nintendo are pleasingly still supporting the service with new merchandise, as evidenced today by a brand new figurine celebrating Captain Toad: Treasure tracker. It's a hefty 6000 stars, but looks the business.

"Halfway between Fez and the best Screwball Scramble set ever created, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is a quietly brilliant puzzler," I wrote in our review. "It could stand to be longer and slightly more challenging, but Nintendo have turned a simple premise into something truly lovely."

Pre-order Super Mario Maker for only £29.99 on Wii U

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Nintendo, Super Mario Maker, Wii U games

Super Mario Maker looks like a fantastic tribute to 30 years of platforming greatness: an incredibly robust and exciting tool that lets you create your own levels, experiment in crazy ways and comes with 100 stages into the bargain. You can currently pre-order a physical copy with a reference design book for less than £30 at Zavvi, which is one of the best prices we've seen.

You can watch nearly half an hour of footage in the video above. Many thanks to Evans94 @ HUKD!

Indie dev makes their game free for those who bought Arkham Knight on PC

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Batman: Arkham Knight, PC games, Supreme League Of Patriots

Indie dev makes their game free for those who bought Arkham Knight on PC

Bought Batman: Arkham Knight on PC? Chances are you've suffered from Warner Bros' terrible optimisation job, but indie studio No Bull Intentions have a little something to ease the sting.

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PS Plus freebies will now update on the first Tuesday of the month

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Playstation Plus, PS Vita games, PS3 games, PS4 games

PS Plus freebies will now update on the first Tuesday of the month

The PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection is one of the biggest draws of Sony's subscription service (it sure as heck isn't the download speeds), but some of you might be wondering why the free games haven't been updated yet.

Sony have now explained that there has been a slight tweak to their scheduling.

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HoloLens we have a problem; Microsoft's headsets destroyed in rocket explosion

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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HoloLens

HoloLens we have a problem; Microsoft's headsets destroyed in rocket explosion

Last week we reported that Microsoft and NASA were sending up two pairs of HoloLens peripherals to the astronauts on the International Space Station in order to better train and equip the crew during delicate procedures.

Unfortunately, they've suffered a minor setback in that the rocket exploded shortly after launch. Thankfully it was an unmanned mission!

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Buying the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition? Make sure your phone fits!

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Fallout 4

Buying the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition? Make sure your phone fits!

Though if you're this much of a fan, chances are you'll just buy a new phone anyway. Or take a saw to the old one and hope for the best.

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Nintendo explains their high digital prices, but they're getting better

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Nintendo

Nintendo explains their high digital prices, but they're getting better

Digital downloads should be cheaper than retail. Patently. They require no manufacturing costs, no shipping, no storage and no third-party seller taking their cut.

However, Nintendo doesn't see things the same way, even if they're slowly changing their outlook for the better.

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Batman: Arkham Knight is the fastest-selling game of 2015, first PC patch out now

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Batman: Arkham Knight

Batman: Arkham Knight is the fastest-selling game of 2015, first PC patch out now

We've got a couple of pieces of good news about Batman: Arkham Knight today. Or to be more specific, a piece of good news for WB shareholders and some welcome news for those who bought the legendarily borked PC version.

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