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Dealspwn Announcement: Gamesbase Beta: Video Game Price Comparisons!

Author:
Emma Kelly
Category:
Dealspwn
Tags:
Dealspwn, Gamebase

We'd like to introduce you to a work-in-progress here on Dealspwn, Gamebase. Basically, it's a price comparison tool for video games, with prices from many UK retailers. The tool has only just been launched and is in the beta stages right now. We've only got a few games on there at the minute, all games that have been recently posted on Dealspwn. But over the coming weeks, we hope to build that database up to the thousands of video games out there!

We're also combining this with a widget which you will notice in some Dealspwn posts. You can see a good example here, on the Operation Flashpoint review. Our widget shows you the best price for this game, on all platforms available.

We do have a lot of work to do on the price comparison tool, and a few cool features to add.

  • Currently, it doesn't check stock levels, but we will be implementing that feature soon.
  • We will also be adding a historical price checker, which will be used when we have a lot more data collected on game prices over time.
  • We will be adding email alerts, so you can be notified when there is a major price drop on a game that you are interested in.
  • We'll also be adding a reporting feature, so you can point out any issues you might find.
  • Additionally, the basic list of games in the left sidebar will be replaced with a search function, and filtering by game platforms.

We hope that someday, Gamebase @ Dealspwn will be your first stop for video game price comparisons.

If you have any comments, feel free to speak below, or drop us an email.

Gamebase

Dealspwn Wii Sports Resort Contest Winner Announced!

Author:
Emma Kelly
Category:
Dealspwn
Tags:
Competitions, Dealspwn

Congrats

Last month we ran a contest on Dealspwn, giving away a copy of Wii Sports Resort and Wii Motion Plus. We've randomly chosen a winner using random number generation on random.org.

Congratulations to Emma Ward!

Emma has already received her copy of the game so she will hopefully be having some fun with it soon.

Keep an eye out for more contests on Dealspwn - we hope to be giving out more games in the near future.

Win Wii Sports Resort & Wii Motion Plus! (Closed)

Author:
Emma Kelly
Category:
Dealspwn
Tags:
Dealspwn, Sports Games, Wii Sports

*** Contest closed - winner will be announced shortly ***

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It's the first ever Dealspwn contest! We're giving away a copy of the Wii Sports Resort game which comes bundled with the new Wii Motion Plus accessory. This prize will go to one of our lucky Dealspwners. Wii Sports Resort scored 7.7/10 on IGN and achieved a rating of 8/10 on Gamespot. It's going on my wish list!

How to enter this contest:

  1. Subscribe to the Dealspwn daily email updates for 1 entry
  2. Comment below for a bonus entry

A few rules:

  • Contest ends on Saturday the 22nd August 2009
  • Open to UK residents only
  • 1 person per household may enter
  • You must complete the email address verification to be eligible
  • Include a valid email address if commenting below

Good luck everyone!

WiiSportsResort2

Using Dealspwn: A Quick Guide

Author:
Emma Kelly
Category:
Dealspwn
Tags:
Dealspwn

Dealspwn is a standard blog format, so you can just visit the site every day and read the latest posts on the home page. However, there are a few other things that are possible, which you might be interested in.

Category navigation

You’ll see the grey tabs at the top of the page. With these, you can easily navigate through all the categories. Here’s a brief explanation of what you will find in each:

  • Deals: This category shows you all the latest video game deals that have been posted on Dealspwn. The deals cover every platform, from the Nintendo DS to the Playstation 3.
  • News: Every day, you’ll see a daily roundup of all the latest gaming news from across the industry. Our writers will hunt down the best stories and tell you all the latest gossip.
  • Reviews: This category contains some original games reviews, from the pens of the Dealspwn writers. Have a read and see if their opinion matches your own.
  • Articles: The featured articles section has some excellent and unique posts, on various facets of the video games world. From the funny to the eye-opening, Dealspwn hopes to entertain you with its scathing wit and dry humour.
  • Funny: The funny section contains funny gaming stuff from all over the web. It might be a funny picture, a cool use of technology, or just something totally random.
  • New Releases: This section contains weekly tables on all the latest new releases. It also shows you how to get the cheapest price for each game.
  • Everything: Self explanatory really – this tab shows you everything on the website, the content is from all of the categories above.

Video gamesPlatforms

If you’d like to see all posts about certain platforms, you can view posts tagged with specific keywords. Here is a list of the major platform tags:

Clicking those tags will show you all posts related to that platform.

Genre

All games deals are also tagged by genre. Here are a few of the more popular classifications:

Expired Deals

Viewing the games deals category shows you absolutely everything that has been posted as a deal on Dealspwn, including expired games deals. However, if you would like to see a list of only the active deals, you can see these on the games deals tag.

If you spot anything in there that has expired, feel free to leave a comment to let the writers know.   Some great games deals can expire within a very short period of time, so it might be worth subscribing to the Dealspwn RSS feeds or email updates to keep abreast of the deals.

Other useful tags

Each deal is also tagged with the game name. If you click that, you will see all posts that have been created about that game. For example, Need for Speed, or Grand Theft Auto.

Price Comparisons

Currently in beta, Dealspwn is working on a new gaming price comparison engine, Gamebase. You will be able to compare all the latest prices for your favourite games, and get the best deal on the internet.

Please feel free to comment below if you have any queries or suggestions.

Thanks for your comment!

Author:
Emma Kelly
Category:
Tags:
Dealspwn

Thank-you-Dealspwn

You’ve just left your first comment on Dealspwn, so we just wanted to say thanks!! Your comment shows that you care enough about an issue to take the time to respond.

If you’re interested, you could subscribe to our RSS feeds in the reader of your choice, or perhaps subscribe to the daily Dealspwn emails. Additionally, if you'd like to find out a bit more about Dealspwn, check out the about us page or have a read of the guide to using Dealspwn.

Thanks again, and we hope to see more comments from you soon!

Welcome To Dealspwn

Author:
Emma Kelly
Category:
News
Tags:
Dealspwn

Welcome to Dealspwn, a new blog in the HotUKDeals community.

What is Dealspwn?

DealsPwn aims to be a great resource for the best gaming deals in the UK.

What does Dealspwn do?

Our dedicated team of gamer junkies will scour the intertubes on a daily basis, hunting high and low for screaming hot deals on PC and console gaming. We’ll also throw in some reviews, games news and features for good measure.

As well as keeping you guys in the loop on the best gaming deals, hopefully we’ll also make you laugh, cry, or even scream, with our game reviews and features.

What’s in a name?

Well, obviously the “deals” part is self-explanatory. And if you’re here reading this page, you MUST know the meaning of “pwn.” Just in case you are a real n00b and you need a definition from wiki:

Pwn is a leetspeak slang term, derived from the verb "own", as meaning to appropriate or to conquer to gain ownership. The term implies domination or humiliation of a rival, used primarily in the Internet gaming culture to taunt an opponent who has just been soundly defeated (e.g. "You just got pwned!"). The past tense may also be spelled: pwnd, pwn'd pwn3d, pwnt or powned.

We will pwn the games deals!

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If you want to get in touch with us, simply drop us an email.

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