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Jonathan Lester

Steins;Gate is £14.99 on PS3, also utterly magnificent

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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PS3 games, Steins;Gate, Visual novel

Steins;Gate is £14.99 on PS3, also utterly magnificent

My review of Steins;Gate should be going live this afternoon or tomorrow morning, but either way, it's almost certainly going to receive a perfect score. The new PlayStation release is the definitive version of the best visual novel ever made, with an uncompromising story and great characters, plus heartbreaking interactivity that makes your actions (or inactions) have serious consequences.

Though I'd recommend the PS Vita version, the PS3 version is no slouch and it's also dirt cheap.

As one of the last reviews I'll be writing for Dealspwn, I'm glad it's such an auspicious title. Stay tuned. Many thanks to Bure11 @ HUKD!

Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day is now £4.00 - come for the game, stay for the anime

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
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Anime, PS3 games, Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day

Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day is now £4.00 - come for the game, stay for the anime

Looking for a fantastic anime compilation from new and old talent? With a playable game from Suda51 as part of the package? Well it's your lucky day, since Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day is now just four quid on PS3, the cheapest price we've seen yet.

It's a feature-length compilation of five standalone anime shorts, each hailing from a luminary in the field or left-field upstart. We have an opportunity to savour Shuhei Morita's Oscar-nominated Possessions, a fascinating and playful tale of animism that puts Pixar to shame, while Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo sallies forth with the breathtakingly lovely Combustible. Hiroaki Ando and Gundam mech designer Hajime Katoki join them, bringing unique storytelling and eyepopping visual flair to the mix.

And a crazy, gorgeous and somewhat short and limited project from Suda51. You can read our Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day Review for the full verdict. Thanks to Lomi @ HUKD!

Watch 15 minutes of Uncharted 4 in the extended E3 demo

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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PS4 games, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Watch 15 minutes of Uncharted 4 in the extended E3 demo

Sony has released a massive Uncharted 4 demo that shows off fifteen minutes of gameplay. You'll meet Nathan's brother, Sam, while ogling the visuals and checking out more of the new driving mechanics.

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Daily Bite: Cardboard Gear Solid

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Jonathan Lester
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Funnies
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Daily Bite

PlayStation Plus free games for July finally announced

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

PlayStation Plus free games for July finally announced

Sony has finally announced the PS4, PS3 and Vita games that PlayStation Plus owners will be able to download next week.

It's an interesting mix of genres, new titles and crossplay games, most of which we can vouch for personally. Hit up our PlayStation + cheap deals guide if you need to then check it all the action below.

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Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Editions are going back on sale... first come first served

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Fallout 4, PC games, PS4 games, Xbox One Games

Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Editions are going back on sale... first come first served

Don't panic. Breathe. Relax. Just get ready to make a note in your diary and prepare to trample all comers underfoot in a mad crazy stampede.

Or, you know, order online.

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Happy birthday, The Secret World! Get online for huge bonuses, party bags & gigantic golems

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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MMORPG, PC games, The Secret World

Happy birthday, The Secret World! Get online for huge bonuses, party bags & gigantic golems

The Secret World is celebrating another year of being the best MMORPG on the market. In my opinion. My correct, objectively flawless opinion.

To mark the event, they're rolling out a huge suite of bonuses, extra events and massive golems to hunt down. It's a bit like a party bag, only somewhat more macabre and Lovecraftian.

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Microsoft: "we need to do better in Europe" as PS4 claims 70-90% market share

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Microsoft, PS4, Sony, Xbox One

Microsoft: "we need to do better in Europe" as PS4 claims 70-90% market share

Microsoft reckons that they need to step things up in the Europe, even as Sony comes out swinging with some astonishing claims.

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Save big on Naruto & Guilty Gear with Rice Digital's Funstock voucher code

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution, Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3: Full Burst, PC games

Save big on Naruto & Guilty Gear with Rice Digital's Funstock voucher code

Funstock Digital are currently running a summer sale full of great prices, most of which can be further reduced by using voucher code #FUNISHOT.

However, not unlike some sort of ninja, Rice Digital have appeared and blasted discount-no-jutsu over a clutch of anime-inspired brawlers. Use voucher code JUL-RICE-HOT25 to get the following games at knockdown prices:

You'll get Steam codes all round.

Dead Or Alive 5 still doesn't have online multiplayer on PC due to "major issues"

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, PC games

Dead Or Alive 5 still doesn't have online multiplayer on PC due to "major issues"

Dead Or Alive 5: Last Round wasn't exactly the most triumphant of releases. The PC version, especially, suffered from performance problems and a shocking lack of online multiplayer at launch, which was supposed to have arrived by the end of June.

Don't hold your breath.

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Celebrate Independence Day with double rewards & new events in GTA Online

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Grand Theft Auto Online, PC games, PS4 games, Xbox One Games

Celebrate Independence Day with double rewards & new events in GTA Online

Us Brits aren't taught much about Independence Day in school, but from what I gather, it's a huge celebration of that excellent Will Smith movie that grips the US every year with fireworks and festivities.

I kid, of course. You can join the fun in GTA Online from now until the 6th of July with doubled rewards.

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The Wonderful 101 now costs a wonderful £21.97

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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The Wonderful 101, Wii U games

The Wonderful 101 now costs a wonderful £21.97

The Wonderful 101 is magnificent, as you'd rightly expect from Platinum Games. The veteran studio created one of their most colourful and outrageous brawlers to date as you control an entire team of heroes simultaneously, calling on ridiculous attacks to pummel enormous bosses. If you own a Wii U, it's a cult classic and an essential for genre fans, yet so few people eventually bought it.

Shame! A heartbreaking lapse in judgement, but now you can get involved for just £21.97. That is, if you've already clocked Bayonetta 2. Many thanks to gty1970 @ HUKD!

"Platinum unleashed their full creative force on The Wonderful 101, holding nothing back, and the lunatic density of its layered gameplay systems sometimes threatens to overwhelm. Thankfully raucous fun factor and Kamiya's trademark tight design conspire to create a modern classic on Wii U, so long as you're willing to master it." - 8/10 The Wonderful 101 Review.

Download The Witcher 3 for £29.95 on Xbox One

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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The Witcher 3, Xbox One Games

Download The Witcher 3 for £29.95 on Xbox One

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is fantastic. Chances are you already know that, but what you might not know is that the Xbox One version is less than £30 on Xbox One from an impeccably-rated eBay merchant. It's an exceptional price, while the game also benefits from a number of recent patches and free DLC.

You'll get a digital download code. You can read our final verdict in our The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt review.

Pay what you want for Dungeon Crawlers HD on IndieGameStand

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Dungeon Crawlers HD, game keys, PC games

Pay what you want for Dungeon Crawlers HD on IndieGameStand

Oh look. We've got ourselves a parody game. Promising a "hilarious" story and the "fun and funny concept of what Ghostbusters might've looked like if it were set in a dungeon," Dungeon Crawlers HD delivers lots of puns and references as you'd expect.

However, it's also a fun little dungeon crawler, hence the title, and you can pay as little as $1/£0.64 for a Steam code.

As always, pay what you can and what you think the game is worth. Here are the Steam reviews.

Nintendo knows you hate Metroid Prime: Federation Force, but doesn't really understand why

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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3DS Games, Metroid Prime: Freedom Force, Nintendo

Nintendo knows you hate Metroid Prime: Federation Force, but doesn't really understand why

Of all the games revealed at E3 2015, none was so vocally hated and reviled as Metroid Prime: Federation Force. Fans have even made (some admittedly very silly) petitions for Nintendo to cancel its development immediately, and statistically speaking you probably hate it too.

Reggie Fils-Aime is well aware of the criticism, but doesn't seem to grasp (or more likely isn't willing to acknowledge) the grievances that most gamers actually have.

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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

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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!