The UK got its first taste of next-gen this week with the arrival of the Xbox One and you can expect a full range of reviews over the next week. Jon's working his way through the launch lineup as we speak, well in-between trying new voice commands in the snazzy new menus that is. I'm not getting involved until it'll at least make a me a brew in the morning.
Sadder news elsewhere this week as a batch of Blockbuter stores were closed and then a few days later we heard that the entire chain, including online services are to cease operations, possibly before Christmas. From everyone here at Dealspwn, we wish the staff the best of luck in finding new employment as soon as possible.
The reviews section started with a grand return to form for my favourite PlayStation duo in Ratchet & Clank: Nexus. Then Jon brought us a review of the delightful Vita game, Tearaway and the co-op laser show of CoBots. To make that Christmas shopping list even longer for you we have a verdict on Lego Marvel Super Heroes.Don't worry about A-Men 2 though, nobody needs that. Matt reviewed Contrast and Bioshock Infinite's Burial at Sea DLC and found them both a bit underwhelming. At least Contrast will be free on PS4 is you have PS Plus. Ahead of a full console review, Matt has a review of the PS4's DualShock 4 to keep you going. After all those words, take a break and enjoy Carl's video review of Battlefield 4.
There's a collection of unboxing videos for the impatient amongst you who can't wait to see what the cables look like for your Xbone or PS4. I tried my hands at a Dealspwn Playthrough video for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (don't worry, I don't natter all the way through it). The video footage continues with Matt's video diary for X Rebirth. Can't wait to start mowing down the Helghast on Friday? Then check out Matt's Opening Scenes video for the new Killzone. We put together a few buying guides for shoppers looking into buying a 3DS, 2DS, PS Vita or -if you don't like your kids that much- the Wii U. Carl got back to taunting my non-PC-gaming self by rounding up the latest WildStar info and the team also got together to pen their thoughts about the launches of the new consoles. Stay tuned all next week for the reviews and features of the hottest next-gen titles.
- Blockbuster Axes 72 Stores And 400+ Jobs In "Extremely Upsetting" Move: Has since announced all stores are closing.
- UK Games Charts | Marvellous LEGO Blocks FIFA (Groan): But gets shot down by COD.
- Crazy Xbox One Controller Prototypes Let Players Smell The Action: Scratch n' sniff cards would be cheaper.
- Ueda "Terribly Sorry" For The Last Guardian's Delay - Will It Eventually Release On PS4?: Well, it won't be on PS3.
- Telltale and Game of Thrones? It Could Be A Match Made In Heaven: Because we've forgotten how bad Jurassic Park and Back to the Future were.
- The Best Thing About The DualShock 4 Has Barely Been Touched Upon: Headphones are back for later nighters.
- Xbox One Matches PS4 Day One Sales, But They Shouldn't Celebrate Yet: MS launched in 13 territories. PS4 in just two.
- Grid 2, Contrast, Resogun, Sonic Racing and More Coming to PS Plus Next Week: Fewer PS3 games than usual, but there are PS4 games now too.
- New International Age Ratings System Launching Worldwide Next Year: But will moronic parents pay attention?
- Ratchet & Clank: Nexus Review | Get Your Zurkon: An essential purchase.
- Contrast Review | Separate Silhouettes: Will be free on PS Plus for PS4.
- LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Review | Excelsior!: Lego on addictive form again.
- A-Men 2 Review | It’s Over? Amen To That!: Oh dear.
- Tearaway Review | Vita's Cut-Price Christmas Cracker: The one we've been waiting for.
- CoBots Review | Smart Student Puzzler Tethers Us Together: Get your co-op bond on.
- Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea - Episode 1 Review | Everybody's Gone To Rapture: Quality fan service for Rapture fans. Except, Matt.
- Battlefield 4 Video Review | Guns and BLAMMO: See why Battlefield 4 is all sorts of ace.
- DualShock 4 Review | Sony's Best Controller Yet: Touch it, on November 29th.
- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 - Taking on the Godbot | Dealspwn Playthrough: See the most wanted hack n' slasher in action.
- WildStar Class Drop Wrap-Up | Week 2 - (Re)Introducing The Esper: Ever get the feeling this game is never coming out?
- X Rebirth Gameplay Diary | Part One - Initial Impressions: Rather Gorgeous... And Broken: The good and the bad. But no ugly.
- The (Un)Official PS4 Unboxing Video | Greatness Awaits... Probably: Watch a box come from another box!
- 3DS & 2DS Christmas Buyer's Guide: The UK's most popular handheld.
- PS4 Launch Impressions | It Might Be #4TheGamers, But Where Are The Games?: In 2014 mainly.
- Xbox One Launch Impressions | Have Microsoft Bounced Back?: They're certainly looking better since that announcement disaster.
- Oh Yes, It's The Xbox One Unboxing Video!: One box, with one Xbox One box inside said box.
- Wii U Christmas Buyer's Guide: Go to Game and buy a PS4.
- PlayStation Vita Christmas Buyer's Guide: Still a bit of a gamble.
- Xbox One Kinect Voice Commands: The Essential Guide: "Xbox, tell the wife it's over"
- Opening Scenes | Killzone: Shadow Fall Gameplay - First 20 Mins: Can't wait until Friday? Take a look now.