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Dead Space 2 only £3 at Game on PC

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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EA Games, PC games, Survival Horror Games

Dead Space 2 only £3 at Game on PC

Dead Space 2 | £3 | GamePrice Comparison | Review

£3 is a steal for a physical copy of EA's sci-fi survival horror Dead Space 2. Once again, you step into the boots of Isaac Clarke to take on the necromorph hordes in creepy abandoned space ships or long-forgotten planets. The action to scares ratio is closer to the horror leanings of the original rather than the lackluster third part which makes this a must buy.

Thanks to Damrock at HotUkDeals.

Battlefield 4: DICE "Opening Up" Singleplayer Encounters

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, DICE, EA Games, FPS games, Lars Gustavsson

Battlefield 4: DICE "Opening Up" Singleplayer Encounters

Man, Battlefield 3's campaign was dross. We don't sugar-coat our opinions here at Dealspwn, and BF3's singleplayer component was, in pretty much every way, a shiny pile of steaming balls. I think we're all agreed on that.

Part of the reason for that was, in our eyes, DICE's decision to scale down the maps and the encounters players faced, abandoning the breadth and choice upon which Battlefield has traditionally been designed, and opting instead for shamelessly plagiarising Call of Duty. Thankfully, though, it seems that DICE might be blowing things wide open once again, if a recent interview is anything to go by.

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Dealspwn Playthrough | Battlefield 4 Beta

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Features
Tags:
Battlefield 4, Beta, Dealspwn Playthrough, DICE, EA Games, FPS games, Games previews

Dealspwn Playthrough | Battlefield 4 Beta

We got stuck into the Battlefield 4 exclusive beta earlier this week, and you can read the impressions that Jon and myself had of the beta here. We attempted to video several tandem sessions without much success (including, sadly, a match in which we both top scored for our team), but here's a 25 minute Conquest Large match for you to witness with a bunch of commentary from yours truly.

I like to call it, How Not To Play Battlefield 4. Apologies for all of the rubbishness. Thankfully, Battlefield has never been a series that places kill-death ratios at the very forefront of things. Which is handy, because I'm crap.

Give it a watch, then leap into the open beta when it goes live later today, and let us know what you make of it.

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Battlefield 4 Beta Impressions | Havin' It Large

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Features
Tags:
Battlefield 4, Beta, DICE, EA Games, FPS games, Games previews

Battlefield 4 Beta Impressions | Havin' It Large

Jon

Like any beta, Battlefield 4 currently has its fair share of problems. After having to disable Windows 8's fast boot option just to play it, for reasons completely beyond my comprehension, I've witnessed crashes and lag galore. I spent five minutes stuck in a flower bed. I've seen players spawn deep within the restricted level bounds and die before they could run onto the map. And a boat impossibly marooned in the middle of a Shanghai high street, mowing down waves of enemy infantry too busy laughing to return fire.

I'm not particularly worried, though, because I've just strafed an enemy position from a helicopter minigun, parachuted onto a jetski, smashed a tank through a car park and pushed an objective with a well-organised squad as a towering skyscraper collapsed overhead. All in the space of five minutes.

Battlefield 4 Beta Impressions | Havin' It Large

The foundations for fun have been laid, that much is clear. BattleLog is better than it has ever been, allowing us to tweak everything from our server preferences to vehicular loadouts and friend IM from the convenience of our browser. Once in-game, you and your squad are thrown into a battle royale as tanks prowl the streets, helicopters rule the skies and throngs of infantry duke it out for capture points. Not to mention queue up for some lifts to ascend the monolithic central skyscraper, often running afoul of cheeky campers who'll bushwhack you at the top. There's a neat mix of engagement ranges and elevations, and intense firefights everywhere you look. It's pure chaos at face value, but close communication and teamwork allows you to carve out your own sense of order as just a small part of an enormous battle.

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DICE: "We Should Be Slapped" For BF3's Unlocks

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Battlefield 4, DICE, EA Games, FPS games

DICE: "We Should Be Slapped" For BF3's Unlocks

The Battlefield series has always found balance to be a difficult thing to get right. In many ways, the series' greatest strengths can also be weakness, with the multi-faceted gameplay sometimes creating barriers to entry, particularly when it comes to progression and unlocks.

In a new interview, the company admit that they haven't always got unlocks right, particular when it came to Battlefield 3.

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Maxis Start Discussions For SimCity Mods And User-Generated Content

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
EA Games, Gaming mods, Maxis, PC games, SimCity

Maxis Start Discussions For SimCity Mods And User-Generated Content

Well it's about time. Maxis have finally begun communications with prospective modders, opening discussions for the possibility of SimCity mods and user-generated content.

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Battlefield 4 Beta Starts To Roll Out

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
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Battlefield 4, Beta, DICE, EA Games, FPS games

Battlefield 4 Beta Starts To Roll Out

Battlefield 4 is nearly upon us! The Exclusive Battlefield 4 Beta kicks off today, with the Open Beta following on the 4th of this month.

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Battlefield vs. COD: EA Won't Give Up Until They're "Number 1"

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Battlefield, Battlefield 4, Call Of Duty, Call Of Duty: Ghosts, DICE, EA Games, FPS games, Patrick Soderlund

Battlefield vs. COD: EA Won't Give Up Until They're "Number 1"

Patrick Soderlund, EVP of EA’s games label, has outlined the company's mission statement with regard to their Battlefield frnchise. It's very simple indeed: they won't stop until they've beaten Call of Duty into second place when it comes to the FPS market.

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Command & Conquer: New Faction and Vehicle Details Emerge

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Command & Conquer, EA Games, F2P, RTS games, Trailers, Victory Games

Command & Conquer: New Faction and Vehicle Details Emerge

Victory Games have released a new video explaining the factions in the new Command & Conquer title, and where the game picks up for the previous Generals games.

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EA's Soderlund Expains Importance Of Second-Screen Gaming To Company

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
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Battlefield 4, DICE, EA Games, Patrick Soderlund, Second-screen

EA's Soderlund Expains Importance Of Second-Screen Gaming To Company

EA Games Label head Patrick Soderlund has explained why EA are so concerned with incorporating social features and second-screen opportunities into as many of their games as possible going forward.

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Red Alert 3: Uprising & Populous Added To Humble Origin Bundle

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
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EA Games, PC games, Populous, Red Alert 3, The Humble Origin Bundle

Red Alert 3: Uprising & Populous Added To Humble Origin Bundle

As if the Humble Origin Bundle couldn't get any more outrageous, EA have now added Red Alert 3: Uprising and Populous to the 'beat the average' tier.

So let's recap. You can pay anything for Dead Space 3, Dead Space, Crysis 2 Maximum Edition, Burnout Paradise: Ultimate Box, Medal Of Honor and Mirror's Edge. Or £3.11 for all that plus The Sims 3, Battlefield 3, Red Alert 3 and Populous. You'd be mad not to.

Having raised nearly $8.5 million so far, the Humble Origin Bundle is easily the most successful Humble Bundle ever.

Command & Conquer Dev Diary Looks At Modernising Generals

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Command & Conquer, Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight, EA Games, F2P, Strategy games, Victory Games

Command & Conquer Dev Diary Looks At Modernising Generals

A new trailer for upcoming free-to-play RTS Command & Conquer focuses on the challenge of modernising the vehicles from C&C Generals universe. The reboot will launch with content based around what was originally designed as Generals 2, but eventually add units from throughout the series - presumably as DLC. We await the NOD forces with considerable interest.

Command & Conquer is expected to release later this year. Victory Games hope that it will "wash away the stain of Command & Conquer 4," and so do we.

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Need For Speed: Rivals - Cops vs Racers Trailer Gets Extended Cut

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
EA Games, Ghost Games, Need For Speed: Rivals, Racing Games, Trailers

Need For Speed: Rivals - Cops vs Racers Trailer Gets Extended Cut

Shiny cars go vroom-vroom in this extended version of Need For Speed: Rivals' Cops vs Racers trailer, but not before two men attempting gravelly voices and failing miserably have chatted some guff about being asleep and shadows and devils and mixed numerous metaphors together in confusing fashion.

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Dead Space Not Dead, But Visceral Working On "Something Else Very Exciting"

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Dead Space, EA Games, Patrick Soderlund, Star Wars, Visceral Games

Dead Space Not Dead, But Visceral Working On "Something Else Very Exciting"

EA's Patrick Soderlund has revealed that Dead Space franchise is alive and kicking, but that the developers at Visceral are working hard on something completely different.

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Soderlund on Battlefield 3: "We May Have Looked A Little Bit Too Much At Our Competitor"

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
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Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, DICE, EA Games, FPS games

Soderlund on Battlefield 3: "We May Have Looked A Little Bit Too Much At Our Competitor"

Guess what, DICE fans? It's time for a SPORTS analogy. When playing against a good team, coaches often talk about "identity" -- that is, ignoring what the other team's gameplan is in order to impose your own on the contest. In other words: play to your own strengths.

It can be argued, and we did, that DICE took the fight to Call of Duty with Battlefield 3 by stealing Activision's crib notes a little, especially when it came to the latter's mediocre singleplayer campaign.

But at least DICE have owned up to it, and are swearing to stay true to themselves for Battlefield 4.

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SimCity Update 4.0 Out Today, Will Fix Global Economy

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
EA Games, Maxis Software, Patch, PC games, SimCity, Simulation games
Discuss:
SimCity | PC

SimCity Update 4.0 Out Today, Will Fix Global Economy

It's only taken the best part of three months, but leaderboards and a working global economy are finally coming to SimCity! Yay!

Not that this will encourage us to fish our copy out of the volcanic crater we hurled it into, you understand.

There are a number of bugs being fixed and features being restored in Update 4.0, and this time, the hilarious bug fix of the week goes to adding in features that were promised at launch.

Also, apparently the clouds weren't working properly. They will now rain, which is nice.

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Watch Part One Of Command & Conquer: Beyond The Battle Dev Diary

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Command & Conquer, Dev diaries, EA Games, Strategy games, Victory Games
Discuss:
Command & Conquer (2013) | PC

Remember that Command & Conquer dev diary we were talking about earlier? Well now you can watch it for yourselves.

Victory: "We Need To Wash Away The Stain Of Command & Conquer 4"

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Command & Conquer, Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight, EA Games, F2P, Strategy games, Victory Games
Discuss:
Command & Conquer (2013)

Victory: "We Need To Wash Away The Stain Of Command & Conquer 4"

Command & Conquer 4 wasn't exactly a triumph. Boasting a borderline-offensive singleplayer campaign, hefty DRM measures, unbalanced multiplayer, and a diversion from the base-building strategy upon which the series made its name, it was met with mixed review and a fair bit of fan backlash.

According to Samuel Bass, lead designer on the upcoming Command & Conquer F2P title, the new game needs o make up for C&C 4's mistakes.

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EA Investor Call Blowout: Sales Figures, Digital Growth, E3 Teases

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
EA, EA Games

EA Investor Call Blowout: Sales Figures, Digital Growth, E3 Teases

EA's investor call yesterday delivered some interesting slices of information regarding the publishing leviathan, and we've helpfully rounded up all of the information below for you.

Sales Figures Dip, SimCity Sells 1.6 Million

There were sales updates galore to be found, but the overarching image was really one of a company treading water financially as the industry enters a significant period of transition.

EA reported sales of $3.80 billion, which proved to be around 8% down on the previous year's figures at $4.14 billion. Revenues for Q4 fell 12% to $1.21 billion, as did EA's profits for that quarter dropping 19% to $323 million. Net income for the whole year was actually up, however, boosting 29% from $76 million to $98 million.

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SimCity Update 3.0 Incoming, Patch Notes Are Once Again Inadvertently Hilarious

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
EA Games, Maxis, Seriously who's still playing this piece of @#£*$!?, SimCity, SimCity Update 3.0
Discuss:
SimCity | PC

Have you been having trouble with disappearing vehicles? Inexplicable pollution? Traffic issues? Buildings somehow being built on top of one another?

Well you can pack you fear off to distant lands, as SimCity Update 3.0 is here to save the day!

Or, you know, screw the game up even more.

Check out the patch notes after the jump >>