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Fable III | FREE | Xbox.com | Xbox 360

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Fable III | FREE | Xbox.com | Xbox 360

Fable III | FREE | Xbox.com
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NB. If it doesn't seem to work, make sure that you've selected "Use Microsoft Points" as your payment option. Download is 5.61 GB. Thanks Gareth.

Fable III | £22.91 (With Code) | Direct2Drive | PC

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Lionhead’s Action RPG is approaching its PC release date, and if you’re interested in taking the action to Albion on your PC this deal should be worth a look. If at the checkout you enter Direct2Drive’s pay day voucher code ‘ROYALFLUSH’ you can net yourself a saving of over £5. So, what has changed from the console version? Reports are that it will contain polish to the graphics engine, optimised combat controls and improved difficulty. In addition it will contain all of the DLC that has been released so far for Xbox 360 players, making it a complete offering for those that have held off purchasing the game so far.

Xbox Live April Fools Day Sale: Dead Money For Less Money

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Jonathan Lester
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This isn't an April Fool, folks. Microsoft have slashed the prices of two games and a piece of DLC for today only, meaning that you need to get involved sharpish.

The most important reduction is that Dead Money, Fallout: New Vegas' first expansion pack, is now 400 Microsoft Points. You absolutely should buy it. Seriously. Check out my review if you have any doubts.

Comic Jumper and Deadliest Warrior are also down to pocket money prices, but I can't wholeheartedly recommend either of them. For all of its pretension, Comic Jumper is a repetitive and ultimately boring twinstick shooter - and Deadliest Warrior is extremely mediocre. Still, they're also extremely cheap.

Click the links to check out the savings and queue up the downloads!

Fable III | £17.89 | SendIt | Xbox 360

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This isn’t the cheapest the title has been, but SendIt’s price is the current best by £4. As for the game, the revolution hits Albion in Lionhead’s latest entry of the Fable series. Set 50 years after the previous game, you play as either the Prince or Princess as you fight for the people of the land with swords, guns, and a mixture of magic. Add to that the usual wit and charm of the series, as well as celebrity voice-overs (including a rather on-form John Cleese) and it’s a fun game but not without its sometimes obvious flaws. While fans of the series will probably enjoy Fable III it’s a shorter affair than the first two instalments, so unless you really want to head back to Albion it may be worth holding out until a GOTY edition hits with all the inevitable DLC attached. Thanks to jrenshaw @ HUKD!

Halo Reach Defiant Maps Dated, Fable III DLC & Microsoft's 3D Push: Microsoft Showcase Roundup

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Okay, we admit it. Microsoft's showcase was nowhere near as big enough as we- or anyone- predicted. Surprisingly, no new titles were revealed and the industry isn't reeling from earth-shattering revelations. There's still some interesting developments, mind: including a date for Halo Reach's Defiant Map Pack, some new Fable III DLC and several games offering 3D on the Xbox 360. We've rounded it all up into one place for your comfort and convenience.

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Fable III | £21.95 | MyMemory | Xbox 360

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The revolution hits Albion in Lionhead’s latest entry of the Fable series. Set 50 years after the previous game, you play as either the Prince or Princess as you fight for the people of the land with swords, guns, and a mixture of magic. Add to that the usual wit and charm of the series, as well as celebrity voice-overs (including a rather on-form John Cleese) and it’s a fun game but not without its sometimes obvious flaws. While fans of the series will probably enjoy Fable III it’s a shorter affair than the first two instalments, so unless you really want to head back to Albion it may be worth holding out until a GOTY edition hits with all the inevitable DLC attached. Thanks to groakybaby @ HUKD!

Fable III | £19.85 | ShopTo | Xbox 360

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More appropriately titled "Fable: Again," Fable III 0ffers more of the same. Stylised art design, goofy characters and silly gestures contrast with some mature themes and storylines... so put simply, if you enjoyed Molyneux's rehashed RPG the last time around, you'll also get a kick out of it this time. Just don't go in expecting the genre to be blown wide open.

Best Video Games 2010 | Matt Gardner

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2010 has been an odd year. It's been positively stuffed with action, brimming with blockbusters, with video games making a hell of a lot of noise, attempting to capitalise upon the enormous successes of 2009. We've seen some truly staggering achievements this year, games exhibiting such developmental technical brilliance that have dazzled our eyes , forced our mouths agape and, particularly now with everyone vying for a slice of MoCon pie, caused us to look very silly indeed.

There's been plenty of behind the scenes drama going on this year, as I mentioned in my retrospective glance at a few of this past year's highlights. But when it comes down to it, the games are what we have left upon which to judge the last twelve months. No one can deny it's been a pretty solid year in terms of the games themselves. Everywhere you looked there was another extremely polished would-be moneymaker preparing to ship. Gamers, in many ways, have been completely spoilt for choice this year. Throw Move and Kinect into the mix too and there really has been something for everyone - from basement dwellers to their grandmothers, from those with 5 minutes to spare to those with 5 days.

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But for all of its pomp and circumstance, for all of the boisterous hyperbole, the PR stunts, swathes of adverts and headline-grabbing spats, speeches and slip-ups, 2010 has lacked something.

That something is soul.

Dave already alluded to this in his GOTY introduction when he said that we hadn't seen any goalpost movers this year, and I'm rather inclined to agree. There were plenty of fun titles and enjoyable experiences to be had but few, if any that blew my mind. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood earned its full marks for having the audacity to be released a mere year after ACII and not only top it but also wangle in some incredibly well-thought-out multiplayer too. But if you hadn't played any of the others it would have stumped you completely. It didn't really break new ground as much as perfect the old. Limbo, the other game I gave a ten to this year, is the only game I've ever played to really chill me to the bone. But it couldn't keep it up beyond a couple of hours and, whilst the second half of the game produced some excellent puzzles, it felt like the fireworks had passed.

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The blockbusters this year have nearly all been sequels - louder, shinier and slicker: Mass Effect 2, God of War 3, ACB, Bioshock 2. The latter is a perfect example to encompass the year: better shooter, poorer game. Few, if any, of the mainstream studios this year (thank god for the indies!) have been prepared - except perhaps for SEGA (and I'm thinking here of the sheer lunacy that was Bayonetta) - to really be brave, to strive for the unique, the adventurous and the risky, and to truly push what it means to design video games. Not just building upon existing procedure, but shaking things up completely.

Except, perhaps for Quantic Dream...

Click here to see Matt's picks of the year...

Fable III | £26.99 | Gameplay | Xbox 360

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It's been cheaper, but this is the lowest you'll find it at the moment. So what can you expect from Fable III? Well more of the usual, really. Lots of interesting bits, a great combat system, swords, guns and magic, and an array of some seriously impressive voice talent alongside some of the worst provincial accents you'll ever have the misfortune to hear. But don't expect it to bowl you over, and I for one will be holding out for a DLC stuffed GOTY edition before I relinquish funds for it due to its relatively short campaign. Gameplay's price is a good one, although if you fancy a journey you can pick it up for a£24.95 at John Lewis in-store, though delivery will set you back £3. Thanks to scorpweb at HUKD.


EXPIRED: Fable III | £24.99 | Game | Xbox 360

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The revolution hits Albion in Lionhead’s latest entry of the Fable series. Set 50 years after the previous game, you play as either the Prince or Princess as you fight for the people of the land with swords, guns, and a mixture of magic. Add to that the usual wit and charm of the series, as well as celebrity voice-overs (including a rather on-form John Cleese) and it’s a fun game but not without its sometimes obvious flaws. While fans of the series will probably enjoy Fable III it’s a shorter affair than the first two instalments, so unless you really want to head back to Albion it may be worth holding out until a GOTY edition hits with all the inevitable DLC attached.

Fable III Review | Third Time's The Charm?

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Fable III Review | Third Time's The Charm?

Platforms: Xbox 360

Developer: Lionhead

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

The time to return to the world of Albion has arrived once again with Lionhead’s latest effort. Picking up fifty years after the end of the previous instalment, Fable III puts you in control of the child of the previous Hero of Albion from Fable II, in a time where the Industrial Age has arrived filling the busy capital with the fog of industry. Sadly though, that fog is a fitting representation of the morale of the populous; things are not well for the Kingdom with poverty rife and oppression in full flow thanks to the tyrant King, your brother, making unpopular and controversial decisions. Of course, he goes too far and ends up pushing you towards your destiny of becoming a hero, leading a revolution and taking control yourself.

Yep, just another day in Albion then.

The important thing to note here is that Fable III feels more like a Fantasy Action Adventure game and less of an RPG, and I for one think it’s about bloody time it took that approach. The issue I had with the previous instalments was its insistence that it was a fully-fledged RPG and ended up feeling shallow in comparison to other games in the genre. That doesn’t mean that the heavy customization isn’t here in the latest outing (you’ll still be able to dress up your character in a ridiculous manner, don’t fret) but the step away from the label of RPG allowed more room for manoeuvre for the series. Even Peter Molyneux has been reserved (and some might say even humble) in comparison to previous releases in regards of crowing his ambitions for the game.

But here comes the big-money question; does Fable III take advantage of the opportunity?

Fable III Review | Third Time's The Charm?

Is Fable III a revolution worth fighting for? Hit the jump to find out...

Video Game New Releases: October 25th – 31st

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Video Game New Releases: October 25th – 31st

Big hitters are starting to emerge from their developmental cocoons of late, and the trend continues this week too. Star Wars fans can rejoice as The Force Unleashed 2 hits shelves, THQ are back with their long running wrestling series, The Sims 3 finally comes to consoles, Scribblenauts gets a sequel that actually separates out the movement and interaction buttons (thank god!) and the polarising Deadly Premonition hits UK shores at last.

NB. As merchant calendars are often devoured by gigantic time-travelling dinosaurs, dates are often subject to change.

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BlazBlue Continuum Shift
29nd October 2010
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29nd October 2010
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Deadly Premonition
29nd October 2010
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Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition
29nd October 2010
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Fable III
29nd October 2010
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FIFA Manager 11
29nd October 2010
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Grand Theft Auto 4 Complete Edition
29nd October 2010
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Ivy the Kiwi?
29nd October 2010
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Pro Evolution Soccer 2011
29nd October 2010
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Rock Band 3
29nd October 2010
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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
29nd October 2010
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Super Scribblenauts
29nd October 2010
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The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest
29nd October 2010
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The Shoot
29nd October 2010
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The Sims 3
29nd October 2010
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The Sims 3: Late Night
29nd October 2010
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Tony Hawk: Shred
29nd October 2010
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WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011
29nd October 2010
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Fable III Pre-Order | £36.85 | Simply Games | Xbox 360

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It’s only less than two weeks before it’ll be time to head back into Albion and make trouble for the establishment. Fable 3 (as with all other Lionhead games, bless Mr Molyneux) promises to be a grand outing to outdo the previous games in the series, allowing you to lead a revolution in the kingdom against the tyrant king and claim the throne as your own. From there you can do with it as you see fit, but the consequences of your actions will be ready to sneak up on you. And yes, the dog will be there. For those that want to get into the action on day one, this pre-order price is the best you’ll find online.

Peter Molyneux Developer Session: Fable Inspiration, Tough Decisions and Tidbits

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Peter Molyneux, Creative Director of Microsoft Game Studios and CEO of Lionhead, delivered a speech to the expectant Eurogamer crowd. Rather than launch into a diatribe about Fable III's feature set, the loquatious developer took the time to discuss some of the major influences on the franchise throughout the years- and dropped a few interesting tidbits that we can expect from the upcoming RPG. Spoiler alert.

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Fable evolved from a conversation that Peter undertook with fellow developers Dene and Simon Carter in 1996. Annoyed with the prevalence of stats and numbers in contemporary RPGs, the trio fantasized about creating a game that “took the player on a journey” and made them feel like a hero... and after using a few seminal films as inspiration, we all know the result. Here are some of the movies that helped to create Fable III.

Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow presented a fantasy world that was rooted in stylised reality, and Peter stated that “the look was exactly what was in our minds” Albion blossomed from this film, and progressed into the realms of classic dark fairytales. As Molyneux put it: “doing despicable things to children” is a key part of the franchise!

King Arthur

The team loved “magic swords and the woman in a lake”. The premise of a group of heroes that battled the forces of evil was adapted into The Guild, and at the time, the idea of many heroes and high magic was a main theme of the original Fable.

The Picture of Dorian Grey

This ancient flick gave Molyneux the idea of a the character morphing organically rather than choosing class and appearance at the beginning. Dorian Grey looked beautiful externally but was truly evil- and his picture represented his true nature. To expand on this concept, Fable 3 will allow us to craft our own weapons, with “no interface or sliders or pushing jewels into sockets.” The weapons will change “based on how you fight as a player”. After all, “You are unique, why shouldn't your character be unique?”

As you know, Fable was incredibly successful... but then Peter managed to blow the gaffe. After winning the Microsoft contract, he said “the worst thing of his life”. To quote:

I said that Fable is going to be the best roleplaying game of all time. You lot all turned round and said what a load of bullshit.

And fair enough. Molyneux explained that this event taught him a degree of modesty and restraint. Kinda.

Read on for more of the films behind the franchise- as well as some serious tidbits about Fable III!

Fable III Hands-On Preview: I Just Can't Wait To Be King

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I had a mixed relationship with Fable 2. Whilst I disliked most of the phoned-in voice acting, simplistic cliched quest objectives and the weak ending, I simply couldn't stop playing it. Naturally I was keen to sample the latest iteration of the franchise to find out what's changed... and was surprised to find out that the answer lies somewhere between nothing, everything and both.

The demo consisted of an action-heavy plot mission set in a gritty and grimy dockyard. Accompanied by a couple of AI allies, I was tasked with killing a selection of corrupt royal guardsman and boarding a boat at the end of the level. Luckily I had plenty of options at my disposal, since Fable 2's accessible three-button combat system is back in force.

Melee is broadly similar to Fable 2... actually, in all honesty, it's identical. Rhythmically hitting X resulted in an organic series of chain attacks and eventual flourishes that could break through an enemy's block. However, automatic finishing moves occasionally kick in after a successful combo- and will result in some truly horrible bloodletting depending on your alignment. As an evil character wielding a massive warhammer, most of my finishing moves resulted in mashing my opponents into a bloody pulp in gratuitous slow motion. Fun, no?

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Spells are still charged up by holding the B button, but the addition of the Gauntlet makes for a more interesting magical experience this time around. Each hand can wield a different spell- and charging up magic results in a powerful combination attack that combines the two types of damage. I happened to be rocking a nifty fireball and a Star Wars-esque force push, and the fusion of the two created a massive shockwave that burned enemies to a cinder as they tumbled lazily through the air. This concept is known as Spellweaving and its set to be a neat (if not gamechanging) little addition to the Fable formula. The Gauntlet itself is an organic, evolving device and we assume that it will grow more powerful with continued use.

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Read on for gunplay, walk-in menus and John Cleese!