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Daily Bite: New Horizons

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Carl Phillips
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Daily Bite: New Horizons

[UPDATE: Brendan is launching a new site soon over at GamesMoviesDeals.com. They're taking on some staff too, so take a look at how to apply.]

All good things must come to an end, and Dealspwn is no exception. We'll get right to the point - today is our last day of operation. While it is sad that we will be no more, there's no denying that we've had a fantastic run since we began in 2009. We've covered some utterly brilliant (and frankly terrible) games during that time, built up a fantastic community that has engaged and entertained us, and we saved you all a few pennies here and there.

Or sent out back the way of Old Yeller. I'm not sure how the internet actually works.

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Daily Bite: When Toby Met A Tractor

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Carl Phillips
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Daily Bite: When Toby Met A Tractor

Everybody likes to take a souvenir from a convention, but Toby's idea a little bit overkill... and certainly wouldn't have come under the luggage weight limit.

Ban this sick filth? We'll let you be the judge.

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Daily Bite: When Toby Met A Dinosaur

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Carl Phillips
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Daily Bite: When Toby Met A Dinosaur

Don't worry - Toby the Dealspwny made it out unharmed from that encounter.

Daily Bite: When Toby Met Dag & Ragnar

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Carl Phillips
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Daily Bite: When Toby Met Dag & Ragnar

Being the people that brought fan favourite character Crow to life in The Longest Journey and its sequel Dreamfall, it's safe to say that Dag Scheve & Ragnar Tørnquist of Red Thread Games know a thing or two about charming and majestic animals. With that in mind, it would have been a crime not to introduce them both to our mascot, Toby The Dealspwny

As you can see, they hit it off straight away, and now there's talk of a Toby / Crow / Wonkers buddy cop spin-off series.

If you haven't seen it already, be sure to check out our video interview with Dag & Ragnar from this year's Gamescom, where we talk about the upcoming adventure game Dreamfall Chapters.

Daily Bite: When Toby Won The Game Of Thrones

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Carl Phillips
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Daily Bite: When Toby Won The Game Of Thrones

We here at Dealspwn enjoyed the castle-building-loot-em-up that is The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot. However, upon seeing the throne from Ubisoft's F2P title, on the show floor at Gamescom, our very own Toby The Dealspwny insisted he have a couple of photos upon it with his two minions.

I for one welcome our new Dealspwny overlord.

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Daily Bite: When Toby Met John

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Carl Phillips
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Daily Bite: When Toby Met John

Having spent the last few years building Disney Fantasia over at Harmonix, developer John Drake knows a timeless character when he sees one. As you can clearly see from today's photographic evidence, Toby the Dealspwny gets the seal of approval.

Be sure to stay tuned to Dealspwn next week for our impressions on the upcoming music game from Harmonix!

Daily Bite: When Toby Met Chris

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Carl Phillips
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Daily Bite: When Toby Met Chris

The universe of Star Citizen may well have that lamp as its unintended mascot, but even Wing Commander creator and Cloud Imperium studio head Chris Roberts couldn't resist the charm of Toby the Dealspwny. Here we see Chris' rough ideas of a redesign for the game's logo. Frankly, we think it looks majestic.

If you haven't seen it already, be sure to check out our video interview that looks at the Hangar Module for Star Citizen, which releases later today.

Daily Bite: When Toby Met Tina

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Carl Phillips
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Daily Bite: When Toby Met Tina

Toby The Dealspwny managed to charm his way into the Activision press centre at Gamescom, and Infinity Ward's senior community manager Tina Palacios took time out to say hi to our very own mascot after giving us the latest info on Call of Duty: Ghosts' multiplayer.

We feel that that Toby should team up team Riley the dog in their own game mode for this year's blockbuster FPS. If anyone form Activision is reading this, I'm sure we can all agree it'll be a sure-fire winner.

Be sure to stay tuned for our report on COD: Ghosts' latest multiplayer news from this year's Gamescom!

Daily Bite: When Toby Met Major Nelson

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Matt Gardner
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Daily Bite: When Toby Met Major Nelson

Our last appointment at this year's Gamescom was at Microsoft, and look who we ran into -- none other than Major Nelson himself. Thankfully Mr. Hryb was a jolly good sport.

"What is it?" he said.
"It's the Dealspwny!" I replied.
"Ah...a pony. So I can ride it?"

It's a strange thing, to be faced with a stuffed grinning pony wearing a cape. Most, such as Goichi Suda, opted to have Toby fly around a bit. But Larry went with logic. Be sure to hit the jump for that particular gem.

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Daily Bite: When Toby Met Aiden

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Carl Phillips
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Daily Bite: When Toby Met Aiden

No data is safe. Everything is connected.... except for Toby The Dealspwny, who doesn't play by anybody's rules. This didn't go down well with Aiden from Ubisoft's upcoming action title Watch_Dogs, though...

Daily Bite: When Toby Met David

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Carl Phillips
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Daily Bite: When Toby Met David

It's been a busy week for Dealspwn's very own mascot, meeting people across the gaming industry. Of course, there was only one person that Toby The Dealspwny absolutely had to say hello to, and that man was Quantic Dream's David Cage.

To quote the developer that was accompanying Cage at Gamescom, "Well, David, you've truly made it now." We're not going to disagree with that statement.

Dealspwn’s Postcards From Gamescom #4 - PS4, Wasteland, and Witchering

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Carl Phillips
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Beyond: Two Souls, Brian Fargo, Dark Souls II, David Cage, Dealspwny, Gamescom 2013, Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Postcards From Gamescom 2013, Suda51, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Wasteland 2

Wednesday saw the first day of Gamescom proper as the press and trade visitors descended upon the Koelnmesse in swarms. We give our overview of an eventful first day that saw us checking out the likes of Beyond: Two Souls, Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Dark Souls, Wasteland 2, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Elsewhere, my microphone breaks, Toby proves to be  huge hit with just about everyone, and we can't get the Peggle 2 music out of our heads.

Seriously, it's slowly driving me insane.

Daily Bite: When Toby Met Suda51

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Matt Gardner
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Daily Bite: When Toby Met Suda51

Toby has proven to be something of a hit at Gamescom this year with tourists and tradesmen alike seemingly captivated by his charms.

Even Suda51 couldn't resist the allure of the Dealspwny...

Daily Bite: When Toby Met Suda51

Dealspwn's Postcards From Gamescom #1 - Before The Storm

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Carl Phillips
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It's Gamescom week, folks! We've shipped both Matt and Carl our to Cologne, Germany to get hands-on with all the upcoming games and hardware, but before the madness begins we sat them both down to chat about what they were most looking forward to. Plus, everybody's favourite mascot, Toby The Dealspwny, makes an appearance!

Be sure to check back daily for more bite-sized video impressions from this year's show.

WildStar Video Interview | Stephan Frost

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Carl Phillips
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WildStar Video Interview | Stephan Frost

After we got hands-on with WildStar, which you can read about in our preview article, I was given the chance to sit out down Stephan Frost, the game design producer at Carbine Studios and the narrator of the DevSpeak videos. We go into detail about the Settler player path and how they affect the open world, discuss the Elder Game and PvP leaderboards, before rounding off with some community questions (and a cameo by the site’s own mascot, Toby The Dealspwny.) Watch our exclusive video after the jump.

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Daily Bite: Toby The Dealspwny At The Gadget Show Live - Part 3

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Carl Phillips
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We've seen him meet Master Chief, and we've seen him meet Luigi, but we have one more instalment of  Toby The Dealspwny's adventures from the 2013 Gadget Show Live. Our majestically Caped One returned home with a new friend, one who will never threaten to stab him in the back...

Daily Bite: Toby The Dealspwny At The Gadget Show Live - Part 3

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Daily Bite: Toby The Dealspwny At The Gadget Show Live - Part 2

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Carl Phillips
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Carrying on from yesterday, Dealspwn's very own majestic cape-wearing mascot Toby The Dealspwny continues his shenanigans around this year's Gadget Show Live. Today, we witness the moment he got to meet a rather iconic Italian Plumber....

No, the other one...

Daily Bite: Toby The Dealspwny At The Gadget Show Live - Part 2

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Daily Bite: Toby The Dealspwny At The Gadget Show Live - Part 1

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Carl Phillips
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Last week saw this year's Gadget Show Live being held in Birmingham, and while we sent Carl along to see what was on offer we didn't send him alone...

... that's right folks! It's the return of Dealspwn's very own mascot, Toby The Dealspwny, who has taken up a plush toy form! Unleashed upon an unsuspecting world, it was only a matter of time before the Caped One would come face to face with some well known industry figures, such as a certain humanity-saving Spartan.

Daily Bite: Toby The Dealspwny At The Gadget Show Live - Part 1

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E3 2012 Dealspwn Awards | The Best Of The Beast

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Jonathan Lester
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E3 2012 Dealspwn Awards | The Best Of The Beast

The beast that is E3 2012 came and went, a storm of violence, shiny graphics, controversy and hype. Being Dealspwn's man on the ground, I was able to play, dissect and critique the best that the show had to offer, bringing my impressions and interviews directly to you on a daily basis.

But hey, why don't we give out some arbitrary awards too? Everyone else is doing it.

So here we go: our tribute to the most promising games of E3 2012, complete with links to our previews and a couple of less-than-serious accolades that celebrate some of the expo's weirder moments.

Best Game Of E3 2012 | Beyond: Two Souls

E3 2012 Dealspwn Awards | The Best Of The Beast

Honourable Mentions: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Project P-100, SimCity

Quantic Dream were always going to impress, but Beyond: Two Souls shattered even our highest expectations. David Cage is working on a game - an actual, fully-playable game - that resembles a big-budget movie, exploring deep themes of death, loss, acceptance and the afterlife while actually giving players direct control over the proceedings. Using Aidan to possess SWAT agents, turning a hopeless stand-off into a circus of carnage, was one of the highlights of the entire show and we're convinced that Beyond is going to deliver a truly new and thoroughly worthwhile experience.

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Daily Bite: Introducing Toby...The Dealspwny

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Matt Gardner
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We've had a couple of community things come in recently and, hot on the heels of the excellent Minecraft monument to our munificence, comes this. You see, Miss Rebecca Forster has gone and designed us a mascot.

Not only magnificent in appearance, but comes complete with awful, working pun! And we love puns.

His gargantuan eyes ferret out the best deals, you can tell from his smile that he has a discerning mind, stuffed with wit and opinion. He is faster than tractor, stronger than sheep, a paragon of creation, the Platonic Form of mascots. And he has a cape.

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Toby the Dealspwny!

Daily Bite: Introducing Toby...The DealspwnyYou'd better believe there's a plush toy in the works! [Rebecca Forster - Freelance Photographer | Fashion Designer]