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Christmas Buyer's Guide

PS4 last-minute Christmas Buyer's Guide | Cheapest Bundles, Hottest Games, Last Postage

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Jonathan Lester
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PS4 last-minute Christmas Buyer's Guide | Cheapest Bundles, Hottest Games, Last Postage

Christmas is fast approaching, so this is your last week to grab some cheap Xbox One games deals before last postage on December 19th. In case you haven't managed to grab some bargains and Christmas presents yet, we're here to help with a special last-minute version of our annual console buyer's guides packed with useful advice, cheap console bundle deals and the best games bargains for the hottest software.

The PS4 has been flying off the shelves this past year on the strength of its beefy specifications, best-in-class controller, affordable pricing, nifty features and the promise of more quality first-party exclusives. Unfortunately we'll have to wait until next year for big hitters like Bloodborne and Uncharted 4, but the PS4 makes up for it with canny third-party deals, superb indie games and an impressively varied lineup of software big and small.

In this guide we'll discuss the hardware, software and then the cheapest way to get up and running.

PS4 Bundle Deals!

PS4 last-minute Christmas Buyer's Guide | Cheapest Bundles, Hottest Games, Last Postage

For those who want a taste of both new and old, GAME are currently running a PS4 bundle with The Last Of Us Remastered, DriveClub and FIFA 15 for £349.99. You can get it either in black or white. Thanks to preparationiskey @ HUKD!

Argos are also running an amazing PS4 bundle deal at the moment, which includes The Last Of Us Remastered, GTA V and Far Cry 4 for  £349.99! Scroll down to see the special offers -  you want option 2, which expires tomorrow. Thanks luke-kirk!

Want more? GAME are running some massive £399.99 offers with a Blu-Ray movie to boot.

If you're in the market for a standalone glacier white console, you can grab a bargain at Gamestop for £299.97. Note that their customer service leaves much to be desired, though. Thanks to ahmadfirdausazmi @ HUKD!

Don't mind a refurb? Fill your boots with this crazy cheap solus PS4 for £269 at Tesco! Thanks oUkTuRkEyIII.

Finally, though this isn't exactly a deal, you can be in with a chance of buying a limited edition PSOne-version this week!

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Xbox One last-minute Christmas Buyer's Guide | Cheapest Bundles, Hottest Games, Last Postage

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Jonathan Lester
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Xbox One last-minute Christmas Buyer's Guide | Cheapest Bundles, Hottest Games, Last Postage

Christmas is fast approaching, so this is your last week to grab some cheap Xbox One games deals before last postage on December 19th. In case you haven't managed to grab some bargains and Christmas presents yet, we're here to help with a special last-minute version of our annual console buyer's guides packed with useful advice, cheap console bundle deals and the best games bargains for the hottest software.

We'll start with the Xbox One, which has experienced a very interesting twelve months. A change in leadership and focus saw a £429.99 entertainment centre become a £329.99 console, making the much-vaunted Kinect sensor 2.0 obsolete in the process. More importantly, though, the Xbox One is now a thoroughbred games machine and currently boasts a superior lineup than Sony's contender. This will likely change come Spring 2015, but for now, the best games really are on Xbox One.

Xbox One Bundle Deals!

Xbox One last-minute Christmas Buyer's Guide | Cheapest Bundles, Hottest Games, Last Postage

Let's start strong with the best Xbox One bundle deals before moving on to buying advice and the game collection. The recent price cut has sparked a massive retailer price war, and though you've missed some hot Black Friday deals, there are still some decent options about.

Argos has been crushing it with their cheap console bundle deals recently, and have teamed up with Microsoft for another great package. £339.99 will net you an Xbox One console bundle with Minecraft, Forza Motorsport 5 and an extra controller.

GAME's Black Friday deals may be over, but they're running a decent price for an Xbox One with Forza 5 GOTY, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Advanced Warfare and an extra controller for multiplayer shenanigans.

For those of you who want to be spoiled for choice on the games front. ShopTo are currently running a great big £400 bundle deal with five big games, including GTA V, Advanced Warfare, Forza 5, Titanfall and Wolfenstein: The New Order. Sadly you've missed the chance for an extra £50 discount, but we'll keep an eye on it. Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII @ HUKD!

You can also use the new Rakuten voucher code to pick up a couple of tasty bundles via TheGameCollection.

The Sunset Overdrive Limited Edition White Xbox One bundle is rather eyecatching and should look great under the tree. Amazon are currently the cheapest around with their £319.99 price tag.

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PlayStation Vita Christmas Buyer's Guide

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Jonathan Lester
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PlayStation Vita Christmas Buyer's Guide

With Christmas and Black Friday fast approaching, it's time for our annual console buyer's guides packed with useful advice, cheap console bundle deals and the best games bargains for the hottest software.

The PS Vita is a premium handheld with incredible specifications and a deceptively deep games library. Despite having an unfair reputation for providing few AAA exclusives, Sony's portable offers some of the best handheld games ever made, on par with home console titles, alongside a thriving g indie scene, excellent localised Japanese games and a back catalogue spanning the PSOne and PSP. Not to mention nifty remote play functionality when twinned with a PlayStation 4.

Put simply it's a must-own device for gaming connoisseurs. In this guide we'll discuss the hardware, software and then the cheapest way to get up and running.

PS Vita Bundle Deals!

PlayStation Vita Christmas Buyer's Guide

PS Vita bundle deals are fairly thin on the ground, but a few spring to mind. The first is the Slim console with an 8GB memory card and the 5-game adventure pack which includes some absolutely astounding games. Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Gravity Rush, TxK, Tearaway and Escape Plan can all be yours for £149.99 from GAME, saving you £5 versus Grainger Games.

Speaking of Grainger Games, they also happen to still be in stock with the 10 game Mega Pack Bundle, which will set you back only £154.99 compared to Amazon's silly £229.

Otherwise you can't go wrong with the action Mega Pack, which will cost you £159.99 pretty much everywhere (including Amazon if you want to try Flubit). I did say it was thin on the ground! It's likely that Sony and retailers want to prioritise the newly-released PS Vita TV, which we haven't yet tested comprehensively enough to recommend one way or the other.

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PlayStation 4 Christmas Buyer's Guide

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Jonathan Lester
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PlayStation 4 Christmas Buyer's Guide

With Christmas and Black Friday fast approaching, it's time for our annual console buyer's guides packed with useful advice, cheap console bundle deals and the best games bargains for the hottest software. Now we're ready to give the PS4 its dues.

Sony's console has been flying off the shelves this past year on the strength of its beefy specifications, best-in-class controller, affordable pricing, nifty features and the promise of more quality first-party exclusives. Unfortunately we'll have to wait until next year for big hitters like Bloodborne and Uncharted 4, but the PS4 makes up for it with canny third-party deals, superb indie games and an impressively varied lineup of software big and small.

In this guide we'll discuss the hardware, software and then the cheapest way to get up and running.

PS4 Bundle Deals!

PlayStation 4 Christmas Buyer's Guide

For those who want a taste of both new and old, GAME are currently running a PS4 bundle with The Last Of Us Remastered and either Far Cry 4 OR Grand Theft Auto 5 for £349.99. Bargain. Thanks to preparationiskey @ HUKD!

Argos are also running some straightfoward PS4 bundle deals at the moment, the best of which includes the console with Grand Theft Auto V and Far Cry 4 for £359.99. Scroll down to see the special offers. Thanks to Jabbypans @ HUKD!

If you want to make sure you don't run out of games to play, you can net a PS4 with five decent games for under £400 at ShopTo, including Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Wolfenstein and Minecraft. Thanks to preparationiskey @ HUKD!

Dragon Age fans can also get Dragon Age: Inquisition with a new PS4 console for £329.85 at ShopTo.

Finally, if you're in the market for a standalone glacier white console, you can grab a bargain at Gamestop for £299.97. Note that their customer service leaves much to be desired, though. Thanks to ahmadfirdausazmi @ HUKD!

Naturally we expect Black Friday to be bountiful for cheap PS4 bundle deals, but this is the level you want to match or beat! Also be sure to keep an eye on Amazon, who recently offered several bundles at £329.99 and may do so again come the end of November.

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Wii U Christmas Buyer's Guide

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Jonathan Lester
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Wii U Christmas Buyer's Guide

With Christmas and Black Friday fast approaching, it's time for our annual console buyer's guides packed with useful advice, cheap console bundle deals and the best games bargains for the hottest software. Now we're set to focus on the Wii U, which has become an essential purchase for any serious gamer.

No, really. Nintendo's console spent two years amassing an incredible games library of killer titles, built on exceptional quality and crowned by some of the very best games of 2014. In this guide we'll discuss the hardware, software and then the cheapest place to get up and running.

Wii U Bundle Deals!

Wii U Christmas Buyer's Guide

If you're willing to make do with 8GB of onboard storage (more on that later), there are plenty of smart bargains to be had before Black Friday. ShopTo are running a tasty deal on the Basic White Wii U console with Super Smash Bros, an official GameCube Controller, adaptor, Nintendo Land, Wii Party U and an extra WiiMote+ for £219. Thanks to Gamer_U @ HUKD!

Rakuten's SPEND40 voucher code is still bringing home the bacon, allowing you to grab a basic Wii U with Just Dance 2014 and Nintendo Land for a cheeky £169.99. Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII @ HUKD!

Well-heeled Mario Kart superfans will probably enjoy Nintendo's Wii U Mario Kart 8 Mega Bundle, containing the Premium Console, Mario Kart 8, Super Mario 3D World, Special red Mario Wimote Plus, Red Mario steering wheel, red GamePad skin and even a hat for £299.00! Thanks to MadeInBeats @ HUKD!

Bayonetta fans may want to consider getting 2014's potential GOTY, Bayonetta 2, in a bundle with a basic Wii U, Bayonetta 1, Nintendo Land, Wii Party U and a spare WiiMote+ controller for £199.85 from ShopTo (which is sadly no longer discounted as per Wildcrumble's excellent HUKD deal!).

Naturally we expect Black Friday to be bountiful for cheap Wii U bundles, but this is the level you want to match or preferably beat!

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Christmas Buyer's Guide | Games For Kids

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Matt Gardner
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Christmas Buyer's Guide | Games For Kids

Too often games geared towards a more youthful audience are rife with mediocrity and repetition. So we've tried to pick out a few games from the past twelve months that offer a little more in terms of quality. There's a range of titles to be had here and it should be noted that we've tried not to choose five titles that are only suitable for kids. Rather a couple of these games are quite simply experiences to be enjoyed by all ages, and all the better for it.

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Christmas Buyer's Guide | Games For The Family

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Jonathan Lester
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Christmas Buyer's Guide | Games For The Family

Forget the hysterical posturing of the mainstream press. These days, videogames bring families together in ways I wish had been around when I was a lad, providing unique opportunities for cooperation, friendly competition and living room hilarity regardless of age or ability. With Christmas fast approaching, we've decided to round up five of the hottest family friendly games with links to our price comparison engine and dynamically-updating price tracker widgets. The holidays don't have to be expensive.

Note that a couple of these titles require you to own a motion control peripheral. If you're still on the fence, why not check out our Kinect and PlayStation Move reviews?

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Christmas Buyer's Guide | Games For Mums

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Matt Gardner
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Christmas Buyer's Guide | Games For Mums

Everyone plays games these days, even if they don't consider themselves to be a gamer. My own dear mother enjoys a variety of puzzle titles and RPGs but she's often to be found with her Nintendo DS firmly in hand, helping Professor Layton unravel mysteries. Now, we don't subscribe to the view that women only play Nintendogs and cover their games consoles in heart stickers and perfume, and therefore we've tried to resist the retail temptation to stereotype. Rather we've used our own mothers as a basis for this.

No...Dead Space 2 is not on the list.

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Christmas Buyer's Guide | Games For Dads

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Matt Gardner
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Christmas Buyer's Guide | Games For Dads

It's nearly December and already the streets of cyberspace are bustling with consumers, eager to snap up bargains left, right and centre.  It can sometimes be a little difficult to decide what to get for your friends and family at this time of year so, if it's games you're looking for, we're going to be running a little mini season of buyer's guides to help you pick a few things out. These are, of course, relatively subjective, but hopefully they provide a few little highlights. We'll be running our Game of the Year season next month too, so keep an eye out for more suggestions then.

So let's kick off with dads. Here are a few little suggestions to pick out for your old man this Christmas.

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