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Beyond: Two Souls is worth a shot at £5

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Beyond: Two Souls is worth a shot at £5

Much like finding a great deal on a TV series boxset, Beyond: Two Souls is certainly worth a look at this price. Mainly because you'll spend more time watching than playing.

Despite the generally passive nature of the experience, I enjoyed the story because the acting from the two leads of Ellen Page  and Willem DaFoe is excellent throughout. Player choices don't have the same major impacts as Heavy Rain, but fans of Quantic Dream's efforts won't find a cheaper price than this today. It's certainly better value than shelling out for the new PS4 version.

Beyond: Two Souls is back down to £5 on PS3

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Jonathan Lester
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Beyond: Two Souls is back down to £5 on PS3

David Cage's latest interactive movie is one of his weakest yet as far as we're concerned, but strong character performances at least provide some serious star power. For a fiver, though, there's no quibbling with the value!

Make sure to read our Beyond: Two Souls review while muttering "it's only a fiver, it's only a fiver" under your breath. Thanks brujulo!

Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls are heading to the Playstation 4

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BuzzDuraband
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Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls are heading to the Playstation 4

Quantic Dream simply Tweeted:

Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls are heading to the Playstation 4

So we kind of knew something was happening. We had no idea that something would become Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls making there way on to the Playstation 4 system in yet another remaster of last generations catalogue.

"Hi everyone. We’re really excited to finally reveal that two classic Quantic Dream games are coming to PlayStation 4 only for Europe and the PAL region – we’re bringing both Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls to a PS4 near you soon. Both titles will be available as individual digital releases, with a two-game bundle also available both digitally and physically.

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Beyond Two Souls only £5 on PS3

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Beyond Two Souls only £5 on PS3

Opinions most definitely differ where Beyond: Two Souls is concerned. When Matt reviewed it back in October 2013 he didn't seem too impressed saying:

"Two Souls presents a massively overblown sci-fi carousel of high melodrama that's sadly undermined completely by an antithetical focus on routine choices and fine detail for the player, numerous plot holes and a lack of tension and mystery, and the squandering of its one truly unique selling point. The high calibre performances from Beyond's star-studded cast can't save Beyond from being little more than a discussion piece designed to be seen and not touched."

But at only £5.00 it's definitely worth a purchase to make your own mind up if you are still yet to play Beyond: Two Souls.

Thanks to FantasyDeals over on HUKD for this great find!

Last day to get Beyond: Two Souls for £6.95

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Jonathan Lester
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Last day to get Beyond: Two Souls for £6.95

Beyond: Two Souls is only £6.95 on PS3 until midnight tonight!

It's a screaming price and another great spot by Illusionary, but David Cage's latest interactive movie is incredibly divisive. It's one of his weakest yet as far as we're concerned, but strong character performances at least provide some serious star power, while many gamers consider it to be under-rated to the extreme. For less than £7, you can find out where you stand without breaking the bank!

Click here to read our Beyond: Two Souls review and bookmark our gaming deals stream for more cheap PS3 deals.

Beyond: Two Souls is now Below: Seven Quid on PS3

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Beyond: Two Souls is now Below: Seven Quid on PS3

Beyond: Two Souls is only £6.95 on PS3.

It's a screaming price and another great spot by FantasyDeals, but David Cage's latest interactive movie is incredibly divisive. It's one of his weakest yet as far as we're concerned, but strong character performances at least provide some serious star power, while many gamers consider it to be under-rated to the extreme. For less than £7, you can find out where you stand without breaking the bank.

Click here to read our Beyond: Two Souls review and bookmark our gaming deals stream for more cheap PS3 deals!

Beyond: Two Souls PS3 drops to £7.99

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Beyond: Two Souls PS3 drops to £7.99

While IGN universally slated Beyond upon it's release, the low price of £7.99 through Argos eBay outlet has generated a steady wave of supporting gamers. Over on HUKD, the community so far are agreeing that the game was "hugely underrated" and at £7.99 it's an absolute steal. 418 copies have already been sold so it's worth getting in there quickly.

Click here to read our Beyond: Two Souls review and bookmark our gaming deals stream for more cheap PS3 deals

Props to remussica and the HUKD Gaming Community for their comments

Beyond: Two Souls is Below: Ten Quid on PS3

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Beyond: Two Souls is Below: Ten Quid on PS3

Beyond: Two Souls is only £9.99 on PS3. Click here to buy. >>

David Cage's latest interactive movie is one of his weakest yet as far as we're concerned, but strong character performances at least provide some serious star power. It's also a bargain at £9.99 on Argos' eBay outlet. Thanks mnc365!

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Beyond: Two Souls only £9.99

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Brendan Griffiths
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Beyond: Two Souls only £9.99

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Now that it's more in line with the price of a TV series boxset, it becomes that little bit easier to recommend Beyond: Two Souls, mainly because you'll spend more time watching than playing. But despite this, I enjoyed the story because the acting from the two leads of Ellen Page  and Willem DaFoe is excellent throughout. Player choices don't have the same major impacts as Heavy Rain, but fans of Quantic Dream's efforts won't find a cheaper price than this today.

Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII at HotUkDeals.

Save £5 on Beyond: Two Souls on PS3 for £29.53 at Sendit

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Save £5 on Beyond: Two Souls on PS3 for £29.53 at Sendit

Beyond: Two Souls | Sendit | £29.53 (save £5)
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David Cage's Beyond: Two Souls really split opinions upon release. Its cinematic credentials verge on the excellent, but there's a disturbing lack of genuine gameplay here, even more so than Heavy Rain. If you're going to take the plunge though, you may as well take a look at Sendit and save yourself £5.

Five Ways In Which Telltale Schools Quantic Dream With The Wolf Among Us

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Matt Gardner
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Five Ways In Which Telltale Schools Quantic Dream With The Wolf Among Us

The Wolf Among Us: Episode 1 grabs us by the throat, shakes us out and leaves us begging for more. A superb detective story with shocking twists, complex characters and meaningful choices galore, brought to life in Willingham's daring and imaginative Fables setting. - The Wolf Among Us Review

I'll be honest. I've never really paid a great deal of attention to DC's output beyond Batman. I've always been rather more of a Marvel man myself, though in recent years I hate to say that I've found less time for comic books and graphic novels. As such, Bill Willington's Fables series sailed past me completely. But I'm so incredibly glad that I leapt into Telltale's latest episodic adventure series, based on the world and the characters that Willington created. I've found myself disappointed by a number of the games that masses of others have been telling me are "masterpieces" of late, and I'm still not done castigating Quantic Dream for Beyond just yet.

But that disappointment in particular is made more stark by the arrival of The Wolf Among Us, which shows that you don't need Hollywood actors or ludicrously expensive motion capture studios or the backing of a major publisher and platform holder to deliver a game that appeals to our hearts as well as our heads and places story -- good storytelling -- at the very forefront of things.

With that in mind, here are five ways in which I feel Telltale comprehensively schools Quantic Dream in the art of delivering an impactful, narrative-driven adventure title.

Do bear in mind that there may be minor spoilers within.

Genre

Five Ways In Which Telltale Schools Quantic Dream With The Wolf Among Us

The evidence is there for all to see. Murder mysteries, detective procedurals, tales of intrigue -- these are all adventure game staples. You look at the likes of Broken Sword and L.A. Noire and Sam & Max and Heavy Rain. These are all games with unanswered questions at their core, and The Wolf Among Us is no different. I'm not saying, of course, that you can't have stories that don't fit into the crime genre, that would be ridiculous. But any stories of sleuthing are bound to be able to help counterbalance the lack of interaction and traditional action-oriented gameplay because the unanswered questions are what fuel you onwards. You want to unravel the mystery, find the killer, solve the puzzle.

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COMMENT | The Crushing Disappointment of Beyond: Two Souls

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Matt Gardner
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COMMENT | The Crushing Disappointment of Beyond: Two Souls

Beyond: Two Souls has proven to be a divisive and contentious title primarily because many have struggled to find a place for it when it comes to their definitions of what a game should be. When I sat down to write my Beyond review, I had to begin with a caveat because I felt that one's enjoyment of David Cage's latest opus would no doubt depend on whether or not the player was open to Quantic Dream's signature style, though even that might prove to be a fallible basis for investigation:

Your appreciation, or lack thereof, of David Cage and Quantic Dream's latest opus is largely going to be determined by how much you subscribe to many of the controversial statements that Cage has made over the last couple of years, not to mention whether or not you enjoyed his last QTE-'em-up: Heavy Rain.

And even then, given Heavy Rain arguably worked because of its delicately balanced mix of genre, form and function, you might not find Beyond to your liking.

Games are not reviewed in a vacuum, as we've stated many times on this site. Therefore, it's impossible to separate Beyond from the canon of experiential games, large and small, that have surfaced in the wake of Heavy Rain these past three years. The same tricks that worked in 2010 might not prove as effective this time around, and so it seems to have been the case, for this writer anyway.

COMMENT | The Crushing Disappointment of Beyond: Two Souls

I promised I'd go into further detail, expanding upon a few of the points I made in my review, and so here's a more personal, expressive take on some of Beyond's failures (in my eyes) to deliver the emotionally-connected experience that David Cage and his team have constantly espoused, and why I'm not sure if the team at Quantic Dream fully understand the enormous capacity for direct, emotional connection that this interactive medium can offer.

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Beyond: Two Souls Review | Beyond Redemption

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Matt Gardner
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Beyond: Two Souls Review | Beyond Redemption

Platforms: PS3

Developers: Quantic Dream

Publishers: Sony Computer Entertainment

Let's get one thing straight, right from the start. Your appreciation, or lack thereof, of David Cage and Quantic Dream's latest opus is largely going to be determined by how much you subscribe to many of the controversial statements that Cage has made over the last couple of years, not to mention whether or not you enjoyed his last QTE-'em-up: Heavy Rain.

And even then, given Heavy Rain arguably worked because of its delicately balanced mix of genre, form and function, you might not find Beyond to your liking.

Beyond: Two Souls Review | Beyond Redemption

Let's start with the most important aspect of this game: the story. You play the role of Jodie Holmes -- a young woman reflecting upon a life led constantly in the company of a powerful ethereal entity named Aiden -- stepping into her shoes and going with her on a journey that takes us from birth, through adolescence, and into young adulthood. From an early age, she's placed under the observation of the Department of Paranormal Activities, and cared for by Nathan Dawkins and his assistant Cole Freeman. Cage's narrative hops about Jodie's timeline -- sometimes to great effect, though it is at times slightly overused and feels a little gimmicky at points -- letting us witness her first attempts to play with other kids, go to her first teenage party, and sneak out of the military compound in which she's spent most of her life to grab a quiet drink at a local bar.

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UK Games Charts | 12th October 2013

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Jonathan Lester
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UK Games Charts | 12th October 2013

This week sees three major new entries smash into the top five: the divisive Beyond: Two Souls and Pokemon's 3DS debut. As you'd expect, they're selling phenomenally well -- especially Pokemon X and Y that reinvigorate the series with superb 3D art design and numerous new features -- but it's not quite enough to unseat GTA V and FIFA from their lofty throne. We'll have reviews for you very soon on all fronts.

Interestingly, UK players seem to favour Pokemon X over Y, perhaps enamoured by the Fairy-type legendary. I personally picked X whereas Matt opted for Y, so we'll likely have a chat about Game Freak's effort in the near future.

Elsewhere it's a straight-up brawl between racing, dancing, Disney, Minecraft and Zelda. Check out the UK top ten after the break.

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Beyond: Two Souls Trailer Celebrates A Divisive Launch

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Jonathan Lester
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Beyond: Two Souls Trailer Celebrates A Divisive Launch

Beyond: Two Souls is out this week, so naturally Quantic Dream are keen to share a launch trailer for David Cage's latest project.

Early review scores are all over the shop.

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Beyond: Two Souls Special Edition Has 30 Minutes Of Extra Gameplay

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Jonathan Lester
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Beyond: Two Souls will release as a standard and Special Edition next month, the latter of which includes an extra 30 minutes of gameplay by way of bonus DLC. The Advanced Experiments scene will challenge Jodie's (and hence, our) ability to make tough decisions against the clock. See it in action above.

A Beyond: Two Souls demo releases on PSN this week,including two full scenes from different points in the game. The full game is out on October 11th.

Dev Session Videos From Eurogamer Expo - Day 2

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Brendan Griffiths
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Dev Session Videos From Eurogamer Expo - Day 2

We've shown you what you missed from the Developer Sessions at this weekend's Eurogamer Expo on Day 1 already. But if you're eager for more inside info on the hottest upcoming games, we've got you covered with the action from Day 2. Here's the list, with the embedded videos available after the break.

  • Tearaway (Media Molecule)
  • Beyond: Two Souls (David Cage from Quantic Dream)
  • Dying Light (Techland)
  • FIFA 14 Next-Gen (EA Sports)
  • Outside Xbox
  • PlayStation Indie Showcase*

*Replaced DriveClub session as the speaker was ill.

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Beyond: Two Souls Can Be Played Using A Smartphone Rather Than DualShock

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Jonathan Lester
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Beyond: Two Souls Can Be Played Using A Smartphone Rather Than DualShock

'Not Everybody Was Born With A Controller In Their Hands'

David Cage has revealed that upcoming PS3 exclusive Beyond: Two Souls can be controlled via a linked iOS and Android smartphone or tablet.

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Beyond: Two Souls Getting "Generous" Pre-Release Demo

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Jonathan Lester
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Beyond: Two Souls Getting "Generous" Pre-Release Demo

Have A Dev Diary To Celebrate

We all love to try before we buy, and Quantic Dream will let us do just that for Beyond: Two Souls. A "generous trial" will launch on PSN six days before the PS3 exclusive's October 8th launch, containing two full scenarios.

We've got the details below, and to celebrate, Sony have also released a new developer diary. Matt got hands-on with Beyond: Two Souls at Gamescom last month.

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Game Buzz Extra | Gamescom 2013 - The Post-Mortem

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Game Buzz Extra | Gamescom 2013 - The Post-Mortem

Yes, that's right! There's another podcast this weekend, aren't you lucky? Having had time now to collect our thoughts and reflect on the games we saw and played in Cologne this year, Carl and I look back on Gamescom 2013, we ask if Microsoft managed to wipe the slate clean as hoped, and we pick out some highlights from the show.

Oh, and sing the Octodad song we invented whilst delirious from fatigue.

Game Buzz Extra | Gamescom 2013 - The Post-Mortem. Recorded 30th August, 2013.

Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be some instances of strong language.

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