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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain launch date leaked

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Jonathan Lester
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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain launch date leaked

Konami and Kojima have been teasing a major announcement for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which has now been accidentally leaked by an indiscreet IGN video.

The anticipated stealth sequel will launch on September 1st, 2015. Kept you waiting, huh?

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain launch date leaked

Looking around, you can currently pre-order Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain for a mere £30 on PS3 and Xbox 360 (spotted by hhhratedrk0 @ HUKD, thanks!).

The next installment of the legendary franchise promises to update the gameplay and offer a more mature tone on the tactical espionage action... that is, when we're not attaching sheep to helium balloons for the sheer fun of it.

Flash deal! Max Payne 3 Complete Edition only £5.40 on PC

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Action Games, Max Payne 3, PC games

Flash deal! Max Payne 3 Complete Edition only £5.40 on PC

Get the Max Payne 3 complete edition for only £5.40 on PC!

You'll have to move fast to get this fantastic price for the Max Payne 3: Complete Edition, since GamesPlanet's deal expires in a few short hours. Get on it now and get on it hard.

Conversely, if you don't need all the extras, Max Payne 3 is only £2.99. Thanks Gooner!

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Review | The Best Game I've Ever Hated

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Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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3DS Games, Action Games, Capcom, Editor's Choice, Games reviews, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Review | The Best Game I've Ever Hated

I love Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, even if I occasionally fantasize about ripping open my special edition New 3DS XL, yanking out the MicroSD card and smashing it to pieces with the business end of a claw hammer.

It's a weird relationship, I freely admit, which I share with the rest of the series too. As always Monster Hunter is a magnificent beast, a massive freeform hunting experience in which we track down hulking terrors, scandalise them with weaponised bagpipes (if you so choose, I'm a creature of habit) and make stylish shoes from their skulls. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate expands and improves on every aspect imaginable, yet clings to a few awkward design decisions that seem purposefully implemented to drive players insane with pure unmitigated hatred.

What makes Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate a superb game, however, is that I can understand why these decisions were made and how they ultimately make for an utterly sensational experience overall... even when I'm screaming at the screen.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Review | The Best Game I've Ever Hated

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You can now claim free Xbox One games via your Xbox 360

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Games With Gold, Xbox Live Games With Gold, Xbox Live Gold, Xbox One Games

Are you an Xbox Live Gold subscriber who doesn't own an Xbox One, but also doesn't want to miss out on all the free Games With Gold? Fear not, because you can now redeem and claim all of the Games With Gold via your Xbox 360 dashboard, meaning that they'll be tied to your account and free to download when and if you finally buy into the current console generation. Watch the video above for the (incredibly quick and simple) skinny.

Naturally you can still do this via the browser marketplace too.

The timing is significant, because Xbox Live Games With Gold have upped the ante this month, including BioShock Infinite and Tomb Raider on Xbox 360 and Rayman Legends on Xbox One, followed by double the number of games in April.You can still get 12 Months of Xbox LIVE Gold for less than £25,in case you're interested.

What's in Battlefield 4's massive winter patch?

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Battlefield 4, DICE, EA, Patches, PC games, PS3 games, PS4 games, Updates, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

What's in Battlefield 4's massive winter patch?

Battlefield 4 has received an enormous new update on all platforms. Entitled the Winter Patch, this new wodge of content weighs in at 400MB on PC and 1.34GB on consoles, and is naturally mandatory for playing online.

So what's in it, exactly?

The answer is a metric butt-load of tweaks and improvements, both to performance and the netcode, as well as a brand new Squad Obliteration mode. New player servers will make it easier to get involved, new premium playlists are available and you can customise the UI to a much more granular degree.

There are so many patch notes, in fact, that DICE have rolled out a massive PDF to make things easier. Check it out along with a representative sample of the biggest fixes below.

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Sunset Overdrive driven under £25 on Xbox One

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Jonathan Lester
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Action Games, Sunset Overdrive, Xbox One Games

Sunset Overdrive driven under £25 on Xbox One

Sunset Overdrive on Xbox One is currently £24.69 on PC.

It's not the lowest price we've seen for Sunset Overdrive, but this offer for a download code from CDKeys is currently the cheapest deal around. Make sure to use the 5% off Facebook voucher code by using the widget at the top of the store page. This anarchic and angry game brings "infectious energy, breathtaking traversal, silly weapons" and a "violently colourful playground" to Xbox One, and do so in style. You'll get the Day One edition to boot with extra DLC.

Also, see what I did with the title? Driven under? Oh come on, I thought it was funny.

BuzzDuraband reminds us that the Sunset Overdrive Nordic physical copy is still £24.95 at Coolshop. The game is in English, but resale value is questionable due to the Nordic packaging. Still well worth considering, though, especially if you tend to lend or swap your games out.

Trine 3 is happening, looks stunning

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Jonathan Lester
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Frozenbyte, PC games, Puzzle games, Trine 3

Trine 3 is happening, looks stunning

Rejoice, ye multiplayer puzzling fans! Trine 3: The Artefacts Of Power has been officially announced by way of an utterly glorious new trailer, which you can watch below.

Seriously, did I mention that it looks amazing? Frozenbyte's artwork is always eyecatching, but there's a single tear rolling down my cheek right now.

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Never played The Last Of Us? Catch up with The Last Of Us Remastered for under £20 on PS4

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Jonathan Lester
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PS4 games, The Last OF Us: Remastered

Never played The Last Of Us? Catch up with The Last Of Us Remastered for under £20 on PS4

If you don't mind buying ex-rental (as-new!)? The Last Of Us Remastered is back under £20.

You'll get the visually overhauled version of one of last generation's best games, complete with DLC, for only £19.85. It really is a superb game despite its fierce linearity, which is an asset here due to its strong and focused storyline pulling you forward and leaving you spent yet satisfied on the other side. Multiplayer is a lot of fun too, and helps add a feeling of real agency to the proceedings. Thanks uwantsum!

Boo! Five Nights At Freddy's 3 out now

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Jonathan Lester
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Five Nights At Freddy's 3, Horror games, PC games

Boo! Five Nights At Freddy's 3 out now

Thirty years after Freddy Fazbear's Pizza closed it's doors, the events that took place there have become nothing more than a rumor and a childhood memory, but the owners of Fazbear's Fright: The Horror Attraction are determined to revive the legend and make the experience as authentic as possible for patrons, going to great lengths to find anything that might have survived decades of neglect and ruin.

At first there were only empty shells, a hand, a hook, an old paper-plate doll, but then a remarkable discovery was made... the attraction now has one animatronic.

That's the setup of Five Nights At Freddy's 3, which quietly released on Steam last night. We can expect the anticipated sequel to deliver jump scares, tension and deeply unsettling lore, which is either a magnificently convoluted tale or a masterful example of making it up as you go along and letting players fill on the gaps. Either way, though

Assassin's Creed Rogue hits PC next week, pre-order for just £17.95 today only

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Assassin's Creed: Rogue, PC games, Sandbox games

Assassin's Creed Rogue hits PC next week, pre-order for just £17.95 today only

Ubisoft's other Assassin's Creed game is coming to PC in one week to the day - and you can save a bundle by pre-ordering for only £17.95!

You'll need to like CDKeys on Facebook and use the voucher code for your extra 5% discount using the widget at the top of the store page.

It's a screaming deal for a game that far surpasses Unity in terms of fun factor, letting you play as a Templar with advanced technology and a tricked-out combat ship to die for. It's a great new perspective on the series and an absolute steal at under £18. Here's hoping that it's a half-decent port.

Get all the Serious Sam ever for just £7.00 on Steam

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Jonathan Lester
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FPS, PC games, Serious Sam: The Complete Pack

Get all the Serious Sam ever for just £7.00 on Steam

Serious Sam: The Complete Pack just £7.00 on Steam.

Bargain alert! This is a ridiculous deal as you'll get Serious Sam 2, Serious Sam 3: BFE, Serious Sam Classic: First Encounter, Serious Sam Classic: Second Encounter, Serious Sam Double D, Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter - Legend of the Beast, and Serious Sam: The Random Encounter... i.e. all of the Serious Sam ever, basically... for seven quid.

Personally I'd recommend it without hesitation. Serious Sam is one of my favourite series ever, a brutal and ridiculously satisfying all-out brawl with huge levels and hundreds of monsters, along with the biggest set pieces in gaming history. Thanks Buzz!

Want your own Halo pistol? Now you can 3D print one

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Jonathan Lester
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Halo 4, Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Want your own Halo pistol? Now you can 3D print one

Halo's legendary M6D pistol is one of the most iconic videogame weapons of all time, and if you happen to have a 3D printer, you can make your own. Fans have collaborated and iterated on the design (credit to guitartoys, Dan0nator and MTriron), which you can find here should you want to have a crack at printing one yourself!

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Resident Evil Revelations 2 is getting PC splitscreen co-op after false advertising scandal

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Jonathan Lester
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Horror games, PC games, Resident Evil: Revelations 2

Resident Evil Revelations 2 is getting PC splitscreen co-op after false advertising scandal

Resident Evil Revelations 2's PC version caused a bit of a stink at launch. Plenty of players were excited to get involved with the game's much-vaunted splitscreen co-op, but were then disappointed to learn that Capcom lied and multiplayer was never on the table.

Thankfully, Capcom have now seen the error of their ways and are patching it in after all.

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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle falls to just £7.85 on PS3

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Jonathan Lester
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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle falls to just £7.85 on PS3

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure can be yours for under £8 on PS3.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. That's fine. It's not supposed to, unless you happen to be a die-hard British fan of Hirohiko Araki's superb but cruelly under-localised manga.

For everyone else, All Star Battle is a slightly stiff fighting game in which you can defeat your enemy with a thousand baseballs and ride a horse around the arena. Or summon robotic bees and deadly bubbles mid-battle. Making sense is for chumps, and £7.85 is a bargain. Check out our JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle Review for all the details. Thanks Buzz!

Raiden Legacy now £1.64 on PC, SHMUP fans

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Jonathan Lester
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Raiden Legacy now £1.64 on PC, SHMUP fans

Raiden Legacy is only £1.64 on PC.

Check this out, SHMUP fans. Raiden Legacy contains four legendary scrolling shooters in one package -- RAIDEN, RAIDEN FIGHTERS, RAIDEN FIGHTERS 2 and RAIDEN FIGHTERS JET -- which you can get at a bargain £1.64 for a DRM free download. Thanks for the tip, Gooner!

Jagged Alliance: Classics bundle just £1.82 on PC

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Jagged Alliance, PC games, Strategy games

Jagged Alliance: Classics bundle just £1.82 on PC

Talk about your blasts from the past. Jagged Alliance: Classics contains the following legendary games from the Jagged Alliance universe: Jagged Alliance, Jagged Alliance: Deadly Games, Jagged Alliance 2, Jagged Alliance 2: Unfinished Business. Brutal, awesome, optimised for today's PCs and better yet, cheap.

Get the Jagged Alliance Classics bundle for just £1.82 at DotEMU!

It's a fantastic price for a great retro collection. Thanks for the tip, Gooner!

Pay what you want for Attack Of The Labryrinth at IndieGameStand

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Jonathan Lester
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Pay what you want for Attack Of The Labryrinth at IndieGameStand

Pay what you want for Attack Of The Labyrinth at IndieGameStand ($0.25 minimum).

The forces of evil have invaded the land. A labyrinth of evil has appeared in the kingdom and legions of monsters are pouring out of its vile depths. The king has called upon a small party of heroes, the Champions of Virtue, to vanquish the demon within and free the land from a grim fate!

An action arcade game for 1-4 players. With the help of ancient magics and piles of gold, who can vanquish the evil within the Labyrinth, and who can escape with the most riches?

Probably you, seeing as you can pick up the DRM-free download for around 16p and the game usually costs £3.11! Note that Attack Of The Labryrinth is not on Steam yet, however.

Xbox Live £50 gift card only £40 - cheap Xbox Live credit

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Jonathan Lester
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Xbox LIVE credit, Xbox Live gift card

Xbox Live £50 gift card only £40 - cheap Xbox Live credit

Need to top up your Xbox Live account? Want to treat yourself to the latest Xbox Live deals?

Make your money go further by getting cheap Xbox Live credit...and you can't get much cheaper than this. Get a £50 Xbox Live gift card for just £40!

Use Rakuten voucher code MARGIFT10.

The caveat being that you'll receive five separate £10 codes, which will arrive via post rather than email.

Need a new Xbox One Wireless Controller? Grab one for only £28.85

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Xbox One accessories, Xbox One Wireless Controller

Need a new Xbox One Wireless Controller? Grab one for only £28.85

Official Xbox One Wireless Controller now just £28.85 at SimplyGames via Rakuten.

Use Rakuten voucher code MARGIFT5.

Time for some co-op? If you missed Rakuten's last voucher code, this new one actually gives you a bigger saving and a controller at well clear of £30. It's a great peripheral, though you'll need to sort out the battery situation with a play and charge kit, Nickel Metal Hydrides or Duracells.