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Super Time Force Ultra will let you play as Shuhei Yoshida, Galahad & more on PS4

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Jonathan Lester
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Capy Games, PS Vita games, PS4 games, Super Time Force Ultra

Super Time Force Ultra will let you play as Shuhei Yoshida, Galahad & more on PS4

We absolutely loved Super Time Force when it released on Xbox One as a timed-exclusive. It "delivers the depth of Braid with the intense SHMUP satisfaction of an old-school run and gunner," I wrote in our 9/10 review, "letting you assemble a ridiculous army of skateboarding dinosaurs and Uzi dolphins by abusing time paradoxes. Something we don't get to write often enough."

However, exclusivity is fleeting and Super Time Force Ultra will be launching on PS4 and Vita soon as a cross-buy title. There'll be plenty of upgrades and new content, but diehard Sony fanatics will be thrilled to learn that some new characters will also be joining the fray.

Namely Shuhei Yoshida himself, flanked by The Order: 1886's Galahad and the robed figure from Journey! Great news for Galahad, of course, because he'll finally be in a game that's worth buying at full price. Trailer and details below.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold, now only a month away

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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PC games, PS4 games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Xbox One Games

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold, now only a month away

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has it its latest and last development milestone today. The anticipated open-world RPG has now gone gold, meaning that the discs are ready for printing and the content is locked in.

It's out on May 19th for PC, PS4 and Xbox One, and we fear that it will be a very long month indeed.

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Personalise your New 3DS for just £9.85 with these official Cover Plate deals

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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3DS accessories, New 3DS, New 3DS Cover Plates

Personalise your New 3DS for just £9.85 with these official Cover Plate deals

"The New 3DS is a little marvel; essentially the console the original 3DS always should have been," we wrote in our detailed New 3DS review. "The new features and inputs future-proof the handheld for the next few years, while the compact form factor, larger screen and newly rounded design conspire to create an astonishingly comfortable gameplay experience for all but those with massive hands.

"As such, it's a fabulous entry-level option and a perfect middle ground between the 2DS and New 3DS XL, so long as you're happy to sacrifice screen size and battery life for comfort and convenience. And Cover Plates."

We really do love cover plates, and you can now grab a set for just £9.85 apiece! They'll usually set you back £14.99, so this is a bit of a bargain.

Xbox One with The Witcher 3, Batman: Arkham Knight & 3 month entertainment pass now just £299.84

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Console bundles, Xbox One

Xbox One with The Witcher 3, Batman: Arkham Knight & 3 month entertainment pass now just £299.84

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Batman: Arkham Knight are massively anticipated as two of the first genuinely 'next-gen' games, and many gamers have been holding out before buying into the new console generation. It might well be time to bite the bullet and get involved, because you can now get an Xbox One bundle with The Witcher 3, Batman: Arkham Knight and a 3 month Now TV entertainment pass for just £299.84.

Click here to buy an Xbox One + The Witcher 3 + Batman: Arkham Knight + Entertainment Pass for just £299.84 from ShopTo >>

It's an extraordinary deal even if the wait for the games to release will be unbearable!

Get a PS4 with Bloodborne & DriveClub OR The Order: 1886 OR The Last Of Us for just £309.00 in this incredible one-day deal

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Bloodborne, Console bundles, PS4, PS4 games

Get a PS4 with Bloodborne & DriveClub OR The Order: 1886 OR The Last Of Us for just £309.00 in this incredible one-day deal

If you're on the fence about buying a PS4 for Bloodborne, this incredibly cheap voucher code deal will save you a packet. You can currently get a PS4 console with Bloodborne and any one of The Order: 1886, DriveClub or The Last Of Us Remastered for just £309, which might well be enough to get you off of the fence and into Yharnam.

"From Software's title has blown away the competition this generation and is Sony's first true classic on the PS4," Brendan gushed in our Bloodborne review. "I'd urge non-Souls fans to try it too as I really wasn't expecting to enjoy Bloodborne this much."

 

Project CARS final release date & specs revealed

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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PC games, Project CARS, PS4 games, Racing Games, Xbox One Games

Project CARS final release date & specs revealed

After months of delays, Project CARS has finally been locked down to a firm release date. We'll be able to get to grips with the long-awaited racer from May 8th on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, with other versions to follow at a later date.

We'll have a review of the newly-playable Xbox One build later today, but for now, we can share the final specs and details with you.

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Watch Dogs is just £14.50 new on PS4, still £9.99 pre-owned

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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PS4 games, Watch Dogs, Xbox One Games

Watch Dogs is just £14.50 new on PS4, still £9.99 pre-owned

Watch Dogs became one of the most divisive games of the year, delighting some and disappointing others largely depending on how much hype you'd been exposed to. However, it's still an interesting and unique sandbox game that contains some great hacking mechanics under a bit too much bumf. You can read our Watch Dogs review for all the details and, if you like what you see, grab a new copy for just

Luigi's Mansion 2: Dark Moon leaps out at £25 on 3DS

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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3DS Games, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

Luigi's Mansion 2: Dark Moon leaps out at £25 on 3DS

Luigi's Mansion 2 is back down to £25 and that's scarily good value. Ugh. Sorry, that sounded cleverer in my head. Great price, though!

Here's what our review had to say: "Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon sees the green sibling joining his brother in the lofty heights of puzzle-platforming excellence, though this is no Mario colour reskin. Instead Next Level have created a game made from Luigi's quivering, cartoonish, paranoid DNA, producing a game so stuffed with charm and character that it could make Scrooge beam."

PREVIEW | One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 is the most fun you can have with your hat on

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Jonathan Lester
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Features
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Bandai Namco, Game previews, Omega Force, One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3, PC games, PS Vita games, PS3 games, PS4 games

PREVIEW | One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 is the most fun you can have with your hat on

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 is going to be fun. Properly, ridiculously, outrageously, magnificently good fun.

How could it not be? As we learned with Pirate Warriors 2, Eiichiro Oda's outlandish characters and the irrepressible personality of the series are a perfect fit for the glorious chaos of the Dynasty Warriors template, allowing us to pulverise hundreds of hapless goons with the same barmy attacks and superhuman abilities we love in the anime.

PREVIEW | One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 is the most fun you can have with your hat on

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 is going to push that fusion of personality and pulverisation even further on PC, PS3, PS Vita and PS4, adding both new fan-favourite characters, new mechanics, a new storyline and features into the formula while upping the ridiculous factor. Having tested the latest PS4 build and spoken to Executive Game Director Hisashi Koinuma, I can honestly tell you that it was the most fun I've had in ages.

You could even describe it as... "SUUUUUUPER!" But I won't. But it is, at least, so long if the preview build is a taster of things to come.

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Get an Xbox One & Kinect 2.0 for just £259 - you don't know what you're missing

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Console bundles, Xbox One

Get an Xbox One & Kinect 2.0 for just £259 - you don't know what you're missing

The Xbox One has a fantastic games collection and can be yours for just £219 today, but you can chip in an extra £40 to grab it with a Kinect sensor. This might seem like a big ask, but speaking as someone who bought an Xbox One at launch, you'd be surprised at how useful Kinect actually is and how it enhances the user experience. Once you've got used controlling your Television and AV equipment using just your voice, changing the volume and switching between apps with just a word, it's hard to go back.

It's a refurb, but you'll get 12 months warranty and the hardware has been fully tested.

Nintendo 2DS & New Super Mario Bros. 2 now just £69 all-in

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Console bundles, Nintendo 2DS

Nintendo 2DS & New Super Mario Bros. 2 now just £69 all-in

The 2DS is a great way for thrifty gamers or undiscerning kids to access the DS and 3DS' amazing game library, so don't overlook the strange yet adorable little handheld. Especially when you can get one for £69.99 with a 4GB memory card pre-installed with New Super Mario Bros 2 at Tesco!

The 2DS is a reasonable piece of kit with some fantastic games, but lacks stereoscopic 3D, stereo sound and a hinge. For a tenner more you could get an old-model 3DS instead, though in our opinion it's worth shelling out for a New 3DS or saving on the 2DS.

Tesco Direct voucher codes: £10 off £75 spend, £20 off £150 spend

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Tesco Direct vouchers, Voucher codes

Tesco Direct voucher codes: £10 off £75 spend, £20 off £150 spend

Tesco Direct have deployed two great new voucher codes that are perfect for buying consoles and handhelds.

A great spot by Chanchi32 @ HUKD. Head over to Tesco Direct and grab some gaming bargains!

 

You can now get an Xbox One for just £219 with 12 month warranty

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Console bundles, Xbox One

You can now get an Xbox One for just £219 with 12 month warranty

If you've been waiting to take the plunge on an Xbox One, now might be the time, as you can pick up a refurbished Xbox One console for just £219.

Sure, it's a refurb, but you'll get 12 months warranty and the hardware has been fully tested. An amazing price.

Get some great free Android games on Amazon today: PvZ, Unmechanical & more

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Jonathan Lester
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Android Games, Freebies

Get some great free Android games on Amazon today: PvZ, Unmechanical & more

We love free games deals regardless of what platform they're on, so today we're thrilled to report that some brilliant Android/Kindle titles are now totally gratis on the Amazon App Store. Plants vs Zombies is fantastic as ever, Osmos HD is utterly superb, while we described Unmechanical as "four wonderful hours of mechanically-perfect puzzling" in our full review. You'll save between £0.69 to £3.39 per game, so get on it!

Thanks to Dave @ HUKD!

Tales Of Zestiria UK trailer highlights dual English/Japanese audio

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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JRPG, PS3 games, Tales Of Zestiria

Just a quickie for my fellow JRPG fans: Tales Of Zestiria is still on course to release in the UK this Autumn, as you can see via the brand new trailer. Expect plenty of questing and an all-new adventure along with the cel-shaded visuals and exceptional combat we expect from the series.

However, and I've been dying to tell you this since the Level-Up 2015 preview event last week (NDAs are fun), Tales Of Zestiria will also feature dual English and Japanese dubs. Fans have requested this feature forever, so it's great to see Bandai Namco include the option.

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 uses the power of the PS4 to double the number of on-screen enemies

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Jonathan Lester
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Bandai Namco, One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3, PC games, PS Vita games, PS3 games, PS4 games

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 uses the power of the PS4 to double the number of on-screen enemies

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 is set to be fantastic fun. Having played it at Bandai Namco's Level-Up 2015 event last week, I can personally attest to the fact that its ridiculous combat, insane attacks, new gameplay features and anime-inspired visuals left a massive grin on my face. Stay tuned for our full preview later today.

It's coming to PC, PS3 and PS Vita, but Executive Game Director Hisashi Koinuma told me that they've been using the power of the PS4 for more than just shinier visuals when it comes to the current-gen console version.

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EA abandoning Battlefield Heroes, Need For Speed World & other F2P games

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Battlefield Heroes, Battlefield Play4Free, EA, FIFA World, Need For Speed World

EA abandoning Battlefield Heroes, Need For Speed World & other F2P games

EA have dabbled in the Free To Play market with mixed success over the last few years, from the impressive Star Wars: The Old Republic to the hateful Dungeon Keeper Mobile. However, they plan to cut loose a few of their stragglers in three months' time.

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COMMENT | Bloodborne, Cities Skylines & Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate prove we want great games, not "mass appeal"

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Jonathan Lester
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Features
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Bloodborne, Cities: Skylines, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

COMMENT | Bloodborne, Cities Skylines & Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate prove we want great games, not "mass appeal"

Break out the bubbly, because three great games have announced massive sale milestones in the last 24 hours. Bloodborne, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and Cities Skylines have all sold over one million copies since launch, which is a magnificent achievement.

Congratulations and celebrations are in order, then, since it's well deserved. However, what strikes us is that none of these three games have what executives and pundits typically describe as "mass appeal," yet have sold astonishingly well regardless. Proving that games that would have once been described as "niche" can mix it up with the AAA titans in the charts, and more importantly that us gamers demand uncompromising and quality experiences regardless of platform.

The games we want, not the games publishers think we want.

COMMENT | Bloodborne, Cities Skylines & Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate prove we want great games, not "mass appeal"

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Humble Origin Bundle 2: four new games leaked

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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PC games

Humble Origin Bundle 2: four new games leaked

The Humble Origin Bundle 2 is already a seriously impressive collection for 67p minimum, but as we all know, there are a number of mysterious new games on the way soon to sweeten the pot even further.

We now know what they are, thanks as per usual to an indelicate leak.

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