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X3: Terran War Package | £4.99 | GamersGate | PC

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Egosoft, PC games, Space Sim, X³: Albion Prelude

X3: Terran War Package | £4.99 | GamersGate | PC

X3: Terran Conflict & Albion Prelude | GamersGate | £4.99 (save approx £20)
X3: Terran Conflict Price Comparison

According to the description, you'll get both the Terran Conflict standalone game and the Albion Prelude expansion/sequel hype. You'll also get a Steam code by the looks of things.

System Shock 2 | £2.00 | GamersGate | PC

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Irrational Games, PC games, RPG, Survival Horror, System Shock 2

System Shock 2 | £2.00 | GamersGate | PC

System Shock 2 | GamersGate | £2.00 (save £4.99)
Halloween Special: Top Ten Scariest Games

Slightly more expensive than the Steam flash sale last week, but if you snoozed, you... lost?

Saints Row IV Interview | Producer Kate Nelson On Depth Behind The Dubstep

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Features
Tags:
Deep Silver, interview, PC games, PS3 games, Saints Row IV, Volition Inc., Xbox 360 games

Saints Row IV Interview | Producer Kate Nelson On Depth Behind The Dubstep

Saints Row IV is set to be big, bonkers and silly beyond words, which is fine by us. We've fired the black hole cannon. We've grilled Volition's design director. To get the final world on the next guilty pleasure, we sat down with Associate Producer Kate Nelson at a recent preview event to discuss Volition's overall vision for Saints Row IV, how it evolved from a DLC pack and whether it can please fans left disappointed by Saints Row: The Third.

Jonathan Lester (Dealspwn): Thanks for talking to us, Kate. I've just played through Saints Row IV's introduction, which lampoons practically every military shooter ever made. Would it be fair to say that you feel games are taking themselves too seriously these days?

Kate Nelson (Volition): [laughs] There's room for all types of genres or directions, I think. In a lot of ways, I would like to see some less serious games, but for now Saints Row has a really good place. We're in a really good spot, because we do like to inject humour into our games!

Saints Row IV Interview | Producer Kate Nelson On Depth Behind The Dubstep

Dealspwn: There's certainly plenty of laughs. So, we've come from the crack house to the oval office. And we have superpowers now. Was this escalation just natural progression for you guys?

Kate Nelson: We wanted to make sure to keep the momentum that we had in [Saints Row: The Third]. For a while we were thinking, “oh my gosh, how are we going to possibly top where we left off in Saints Row: The Third because of the over-the-top nature that it had and because you're a celebrity?” To use your words, the natural progression for us was, “okay, you're the President of the United States.” You'd think that would be the most interesting part of where Saints Row IV went, but we were like, “no! Alien abductions! No, wait, simulated world!”

We started pushing ourselves because we really liked the mechanics that superpowers brought, we really liked the gameplay we were getting there. It's so fun, and it did fit the universe, but we had to make sure that it's within an environment that still made sense logically. Like an alien abduction simulation.

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Splinter Cell: Blacklist Achievements Break Cover

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Action Games, PC games, PS3 games, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Stealth Games, Ubisoft, Ubisoft Toronto, Wii U games, Xbox 360 games

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Achievements Break Cover

If you just can't wait until August 23rd to find out what Splinter Cell: Blacklist's achievements are, it's your lucky day courtesy of X360A. It's not the most spoilery list I've ever seen (mission objectives are secret, thankfully), but regardless, you're better off steering clear if you want to go in blind.

Excitingly, there's a 50 pointer up for grabs if you manage to complete the game without killing anyone at all, which should delight pure stealth fans. I recently played the latest production build for nigh-on three hours, which I chronicled in our extensive Splinter Cell: Blacklist hands-on preview.

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Saints Row IV Trailer Introduces Weapons Of Mass Abduction

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Deep Silver, PC games, PS3 games, Saints Row IV, trailer, Xbox 360 games

From terrifying furries to guns that summon UFOs, Saints Row IV's Hail to The Chief teasers aren't afraid of making with the crazy. Game's out next month on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

A season pass has also been announced, which includes an anal probe in-game weapon if you pre-order. As always, we'd urge you to wait until the DLC releases before parting with good money for sight unseen content, but we're not the boss of you.

Volition: Saints Row IV Will "Fill In Some Of The Gaps" Of Saints Row 3, Has A Stronger Storyline

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Deep Silver, PC games, PS3 games, Saints Row IV, Volition Inc., Xbox 360 games

Volition: Saints Row IV Will "Fill In Some Of The Gaps" Of Saints Row 3, Has A Stronger Storyline

"We're Trying To Do Right By Our Previous Games"

Keenly aware that some players felt that Saints Row: The Third suffered from the lack of a strong overarching storyline, Volition assure us that Saints Row IV will improve on its predecessor - even going so far as to fill in some of the plot holes. Fans of Johnny Gat will also be in for a treat, apparently.

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Amrich Hits Back At Despicable Trolls Following Black Ops II Gun Tweaks

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Dan Amrich, Treyarch, Troll

Amrich Hits Back At Despicable Trolls Following Black Ops II Gun Tweaks

'This Is Why The World Doesn't Take Gaming Seriously'

The latest round of Black Ops II rebalancing fractionally increased the kill time of certain weapons, but Treyarch have subsequently suffered "threats of violence" and personal abuse via email, Twitter and forum posts from disgruntled players. Community man Dan Amrich has stepped up to decry the "immature, whiny assholes" behind the hateful torrent, suggesting that their behaviour is responsible for perpetuating negative gamer stereotypes.

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Mass Effect's Mark Meer To Voice Ravensdale (If Kickstarted!)

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Black Forest Games, Commander Shepard, Kickstarter, Mark Meer, Ravensdale

Mass Effect's Mark Meer To Voice Ravensdale (If Kickstarted!)

Ravensdale, the cooperative "fuel fantasy" run & gun platformer from the creators of Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, has revealed some heavy-hitting voice talent in the form of Mark Meer.

Or Commander Shepard, if you prefer. However, this is contingent on Black Forest Games raising $500,000 over the coming 23 days via their Kickstarter campaign. We've got a video interview with Commander Meer and more details below.

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Xbox One Game Retail Price Set At £49.99

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Microsoft, Xbox One Games

Xbox One Game Retail Price Set At £49.99

Microsoft has confirmed the official RRP for first-party Xbox One titles on their online store. The likes of Forza 5, Dead Rising 3 and Ryse: Son Of Rome will set you back a penny shy of fifty quid directly from Microsoft, but this will almost certainly be reduced by retailers down the line. That said, many sellers will stick close to the recommended price to cash in on pre-orders and early adopter hype.

It's pretty much business as usual, since £49.99 was the original benchmark for Xbox 360 games. Bring on the price wars, Amazon and ShopTo...

FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Can Be Shared Between Current And Next-Gen Consoles

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
EA Sports, FIFA 14, PS3 games, PS4 games, Ultimate Team, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Can Be Shared Between Current And Next-Gen Consoles

If you end up buying FIFA 14 on PS3 or Xbox 360, but subsequently upgrade to the PS4 or Xbox One version, your Ultimate Teams can be freely transferred between both consoles.

Slow news day? Never.

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PS4 Interface Screenshots Emerge, Look Slick

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Operating System, PS4, Sony, User Interface

PS4 Interface Screenshots Emerge, Look Slick

Some new screenshots of the PS4's user interface have hit the net. It's a cheerful full-screen affair by the looks of things, in stark contrast to the XMB that left a huge amount of television real estate unused, with big friendly icons and game-specific profile pages. We've also got some screenshots of the companion smartphone app that lets players keep in touch with friends or access the store. Eyeball them after the break, and let us know what you make of it.

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Gun Monkeys Gets Permanent Price Drop To Get Players Onto The Servers

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Gun Monkeys, PC games, Size Five Games

Gun Monkeys Gets Permanent Price Drop To Get Players Onto The Servers

Get Two Copies For £3.99

Gun Monkeys, the recently-released multiplayer shooter from the British indie team behind Ben There, Dan That!, has received a staggering price crash on Steam in an attempt to increase its online player base.

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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Gameplay Footage Crams The Caribbean Into 13 Mins

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, PC games, PS3 games, PS4 games, trailer, Ubisoft, Wii U games, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Gameplay Footage Crams The Caribbean Into 13 Mins

Ubisoft have loosed a truly enormous slab of gameplay footage for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. Join scurvy lubber Ashraf Ismail (otherwise known as the game's director) as he commentates the action, which shows of the seamless ship-to-sea-to-land transitions and open-world exploration. Thirteen minutes might sound like a long time in trailer terms, but you'd be amazed at how much they pack in.

Assassin's Creed IV is out on November 1st for PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U. PC and next-gen versions will follow.

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Pre-Order | £20.25 (With Code) | Green Man Gaming | PC

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
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2K Games, 2K Marin, PC games, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, Third Person Shooters

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Pre-Order | £20.25 (With Code) | Green Man Gaming | PC

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified pre-order | Green Man Gaming | £20.25 (save £6)
PC Price Comparison |  Voucher Code: GMG25-VJWFX-5O2IL
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified hands-on preview

Includes pre-order DLC (ugh) and may unlock extra bonuses over time. A significant saving on RRP, but as always, seriously consider waiting to part with your money until reviews release. Thanks to Conk @ HUKD!

Max Payne 3 & Rockstar Pass | £7.43 (With Code) | Gamefly | PC

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
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Action Games, PC games, Rockstar Games, Rockstar Vancouver

Max Payne 3 & Rockstar Pass | £7.43 (With Code) | Gamefly | PC

Max Payne 3 & Rockstar Pass | Gamefly | £7.43 (save over £15)
PC Price Comparison | Voucher code: GFDJUL20UK

Includes all DLC - the Rockstar pass retails at £19.99 by itself. Thanks to ALW4RD1 @ HUKD!

Deus Ex GOTY Edition | £1.00 (With Code) | Gamefly | PC

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Deus Ex, FPS, Ion Storm, PC games

Deus Ex GOTY Edition | £1.00 (With Code) | Gamefly | PC

Deus Ex: GOTY Edition | Gamefly | £1.00 (save £3.99)
Voucher Code: GFDJUL20UK

Defiance | £6.99 | Steam | PC

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
MMO, PC games, Third Person Shooters, Trion Worlds

Defiance | £6.99 | Steam | PC

Defiance | Steam | £6.99 (save £8)
Price comparison | Defiance Review

Many thanks to xruiner89 @ HUKD, who found this long before we did.

GTA Complete Package | £7.00 (With Code) | Gamefly | PC

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Action Games, PC games, Rockstar Games, Sandbox games

GTA Complete Package | £7.00 (With Code) | Gamefly | PC

GTA Complete Package | Gamefly | £7.00 (RRP: £39)
Voucher Code: GFDJUL20UK

Contains pretty much every Grand Theft Auto game and expansion ever released, except GTA London. Thanks to aitk3n @ HUKD!