Impulse Driven/Gamestop are currently selling both Grotesque Tactics games for less than you can buy them seperately elsewhere, but it's worth noting that they're incredibly divisive. They're parody games that bombard you with jokes at every opportunity - some of which hit, but many of them fail to launch. Solid turn-based combat clashes with a lack of meaningful RPG depth - and you'll either love or hate the experience.
It's worth noting that this is actually much cheaper than buying Grotesque Tactics 2 separately, so if you got the original during Indie Gala III in March and really enjoyed it, this could be an inexpensive way to buy into the sequel.
Nuclear Dawn promised to marry FPS action with real time strategy, and pretty much delivered. It's an engaging multiplayer experience with some well-designed classes and a thoughtful blend of play styles, though a lack of bot support/offline play will irk some. For £2.75, it's probably worth checking this one out if you're looking for something different to play online.
Gosh, this is cheap. PC owners can grab Sleeping Dogs, one of this summer's smash hits, for less than fifteen quid. If you don't want to wait for delivery, you can even grab a Steam code. I could bang on about how much we enjoyed Sleeping Dogs, but you're probably better off hitting up our 9/10 review.
Hats off to Munch1981 at HotUKDeals, who found this seriously epic deal yesterday.
Ubisoft's latest Splinter Cell: Blacklist trailer explains how the despicable Blacklist plot will put the four freedoms in jeopardy... and how Sam Fisher will use the fifth freedom to protect them. If the video is anything to go by, we assume that it's the freedom to kick an astonishing amount of arse.
Before you start (understandably) worrying about how much overt action there appears to be, I'd urge you to check out the Ghost playthrough trailer and our E3 preview. The team plans to support multiple different play styles at all times - catering for action-oriented players, surgical stealthy types and everything in between - and we hope that they can pull it off.
That said, we're also hoping for some more subtle and representative trailers before the Spring 2013 release window.Click here to read more...
According to Robot Entertainment, there’s an old saying beyond the rifts that says, "behind every bumbling male orc army, there’s a huge, enraged female orc wielding a giant mace.”
You'll get to meet her in the new Family Ties DLC pack for Orcs Must Die! 2, which contains three new levels, three endless levels, new weapons and a trinket. It'll set you back £3.99 when it releases tomorrow on Steam.Click here to read more...
The latest Forza Horizon dev diary gives us a guided tour of Turn 10's open-world Colorado, featuring plenty of gameplay footage showing the expansive environments and secret classic cars stashed away off of the beaten track.
Matt detailed several of the new gameplay features in our recent Forza Horizon hands-on preview. Petrolheads are going to be in seventh heaven come October 23rd.Click here to read more...
Dishonored's massive marketing drive is reaching fever pitch with the launch of a new animated miniseries. The Tales From Dunwall will act as a three-part prequel to Arkane's anticipated first person assassination title, narrated by Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick Ass) and scored by Daniel Licht (Dexter).
You can watch Part 1 above.
Dishonored releases on October 12th for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 - we're very excited indeed. More details available in Brendan's Dishonored hands-on preview.
Two Black Ops II Zombies Mode screenshots have shambled out ahead of tomorrow's official reveal - check them out below.
While we're waiting, let us know what you want from the anticipated return of Treyarch's cooperative gametype - and chat about your favourite Zombie maps in the discussion forum [thanks for kicking that off, Late].Click here to read more...
Sony has patented a futuristic device that can identify players by scanning their fingerprints, biometric data, voice pattern and even DNA during "normal operation;" built directly into handsets, controllers and even PC mice.
This has major applications for targeted in-game and dashboard advertising, but could it also be the future of DRM?Click here to read more...
We've got a double whammy of Assassin's Creed screenshots for you this afternoon, both for upcoming sequel Assassin's Creed III and Vita-exclusive liberation. Below the break you'll find snowmen, a pirate's cove and alligator wrestling amongst other things.
You'll also witness a young Connor and Aveline fighting back-to-back, suggesting more than a little story crossover. If the games are as stunning as these screenshots, console and Vita owners are going to be in for a treat.Click here to read more...
Gambitious, a Kickstarter-esque crowd funding site dedicated to independent videogame projects, has opened its (metaphorical) doors today. Developers set their own funding goal (€20,000 to €2.5 million), project terms, and decide if they go for funding though equity raise or pledges/donations. As with Kickstarter, pledges are will only be paid if projects succeed in matching or beating their funding targets.
The fact that Gambitious is the only videogame-specific crowd funding site may make projects easier to find if you're seeking to get in on the ground floor, though we'll wait and see whether it's a viable alternative to the likes of Kickstarter or IndieGoGo.
Interestingly, 3D Realms have already stepped up to the plate with a new FPS, as has Firefly, who plan to crowd fund the sequel to Stronghold: Crusader. You can read more here.
Developer: Gearbox Software
Publisher: 2K Games
Borderlands 2 is more Borderlands.
I don't mean this in a derogatory way. Far from it, since Gearbox' blockbuster follow-up is one of the most ambitious and exciting sequels of the generation. More - MOAR! - is the operative word here as Borderlands 2 takes the formula from the original FPSRPG and expands upon every single aspect; providing infinitely more variety, intensity, depth and belly laughs on top of what was already an incredibly compelling experience. More story. More guns. More personality. More crumpets. More everything.
Chances are you already know that Borderlands 2 is absolutely sensational, both when played solo or with three fellow vault hunters along for the wild ride. Put simply: it's the feel-good hit of the year.
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CD Projekt Red will be holding a livestreamed announcement/conference on 18th October at 18:00 GMT, during which they'll blow the lid off their recently revealed Cyberpunk RPG. "We will announce the official name of their futuristic new IP, based on the classic pen & paper RPG Cyberpunk," reads the invite. "More exclusive details about the project will be shown."
Saints Row: The Third is fun on a bun, though the amount of available DLC is frankly staggering. I daresay that many of you savvy consumers have been waiting for some sort of, I don't know, complete edition... and that's exactly what us Europeans be getting on November 9th. The Full Package will include the base game and all of the downloadable content packs released thus far, confirmed for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.Click here to read more...
Oil Rush is a frantic and good-looking naval strategy/tower defence hybrid. It's a novel and engaging experience that was great value for £12.99, but was let down by some patchy netcode, poor optimisation and a weak storyline. If you've been keeping an eye on it, £3.99 is surely cheap enough to get you off the fence.
Impulse have bundled three Focus Home Interactive-published RPGs together at an attractive price point, allowing you to get three solid if slightly uninspired titles for less than a single one costs anywhere else. Be aware that these games aren't shining examples of the genre, though, and I'd encourage you to read around before getting involved.
We were rather taken with Stellar Impact when it released earlier this year, describe it as a cross between traditional MOBAs and real-time naval warfare. In space.
If that sounds like your cup of tea, you can grab a nifty bundle that includes the base game and three support ship DLC packs for less than the standalone game costs elsewhere.
Are you hankering for some point 'n' click adventuring? If so, here's a great way of getting your hands on Pendulo Studios' best of catalogue, including the recently-released Yesterday and the Runaway series. You'll end up paying less than Yesterday retails for on its own elsewhere thanks to a deal that even undercuts GamersGate's recent offering.