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Titanfall: Be Advised, 16-player matches arrive today

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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FPS, PC games, Xbox One Games

Titanfall: Be Advised, 16-player matches arrive today

Without the Titans, admittedly. Respawn has announced that Titanfall Update 6 is going live today, which adds the new Pilot Skirmish gametype to the rotation. Each team fields eight pilots but lacks the ability to summon Titans, which will squarely put the focus on mobility and finding vantage points.

Update 6 also includes faster matchmaking and extra tweaks to the Black Market system. Read all the details here.

EXPIRED | Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is a totally rad £2.49 at Amazon

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
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FPS, PC, PC games, Ubisoft

EXPIRED | Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is a totally rad £2.49 at Amazon

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon | Amazon UK | £2.49 (RRP:
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon review

Update: The listing is no longer available.

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is a self-contained bundle of 80s awesomeness; taking everything we loved about Far Cry 3 and making it more radical than we'd ever dreamed possible. Michael Biehn, D&D references, Long Tall Sally and epic laser dinosaurs make this an essential play for shooter fans - and an proper bargain at £2.49.

Shame about Uplay, though. Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII @ HUKD!

Call Of Juarez: Gunslinger only £2.99 at GamersGate on PC

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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FPS, PC games, Techland, Ubisoft

Call Of Juarez: Gunslinger only £2.99 at GamersGate on PC

Call Of Juarez: Gunslinger | GamersGate | £2.99 (RRP: £11.95)
Call Of Juarez: Gunslinger review

If you're a fan of gritty westerns and tight shooters, I recommend this surprisingly excellent download without hesitation. Call Of Juarez: Gunslinger is a rootin' tootin' good time with a strong campaign and addictive arcade mode, not to mention a bargain for three Quid. Thanks to socialjeebus @ HUKD!

Metro: Last Light Complete Edition only £4.99 on Steam

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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4A Studios, FPS, PC games

Metro: Last Light Complete Edition only £4.99 on Steam

Metro: Last Light Complete | Steam | £4.99
PC Price ComparisonMetro: Last Light Review

I'll say one thing for remasters and HD collections: they certainly push the prices down for the original games. Case in point, reviews for the new Metro Redux Collection are out and Metro: Last Light now costs a mere £4.99 with all of its DLC on Steam. Thanks to ferreirm @ HUKD!

Metro Redux £22.99 on PS4 and Xbox One at Base

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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FPS, Metro Redux, PS4 games, Xbox One Games

Metro Redux £22.99 on PS4 and Xbox One at Base

Metro Redux | Base PS4Xbox One | £23.59

If you've yet to experience the Metro series (is two games a series? Never mind, we're going with it.), the Redux collection probably deserves your attention as it brings remastered versons of Metro 2033 and Last Light to new-gen consoles. £22.99 will get you a lot of tense and enjoyable game at a serious saving, then, even if the originals can be picked up for peanuts on PC. Thanks to sufyaan11 @ HUKD!

Deus Ex GOTY Edition just £1.24 at Green Man Gaming

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Deus Ex, FPS, Ion Storm, PC games
Deus Ex GOTY Edition just £1.24 at Green Man Gaming

Deus Ex GOTY Edition | Green Man Gaming | £1.24 | Price Comparison

As Jon put it once -- Calling Deus Ex a “Game of the Year” is an understatement of incredible proportions. It’s like calling the Pyramids the ‘rock piles of the week‘.

It’s one of the best games ever made, and Green Man Gaming have dropped it down to £1.24 as they like to do every so often. If you've somehow never played it, make sure you snap it up at this price. It's an utter steal for what is one of the finest gaming experiences ever to be had. Cheers bandwidth bob.

Metro 2033 only £1.99 via Gamefly (PC)

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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4A Games, FPS, PC, PC games
Metro 2033 only £1.99 via Gamefly (PC)

Metro 2033 | Gamefly | £2.49
Metro 2033 PC Price Comparison | Metro 2033 Review

Digital distributors tend to chuck around Metro 2033 deals like a game of discount hot potato, which has temporarily come to rest over at GamersGate. This apocalyptic FPS frustrated many gamers with its gruelling difficulty and awkward stealth, but delighted many others with its consistent vision of a subterranean society. Dave Brown voted it his Game Of The Year back in 2010, so it's well worth checking out at a paltry £1.99 if you enjoy a challenge.

Thanks to cameroncherry505 @ HUKD!

Jump high, dig deep in Titanfall's next map pack

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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DLC, EA, FPS, PC games, Respawn Entertainment, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

Jump high, dig deep in Titanfall's next map pack

Titanfall's next season pass map pack -- Frontier's Edge -- has started revealing its secrets. The first of the three new maps is Dig Site, a deep quarry that gives Titans plenty of cover to negotiate while pilots leap overhead or brutally face off atop massive mining equipment.

We've got a first look at the new stage below.

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Halo's Master Chief Collection gets new trailer & details: Coagulation makeover, Gungeese & an ambiguous Arbiter

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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343 Industries, FPS, Microsoft Studios, Xbox One Games

Halo's Master Chief Collection gets new trailer & details: Coagulation makeover, Gungeese & an ambiguous Arbiter

This weekend saw thousands of Halo and machinima fans flock to Austin, Texas for the Rooster Teeth Expo, at which 343 Industries were naturally keen to drop some choice details about the upcoming Master Chief Collection. A new trailer hints at The Arbiter packing some cloudy motives this time around, which we'll be able to expand upon by finding hidden terminals throughout the campaign, while fan-favourite Halo 2 map Coagulation is getting a massive new overhaul.

Oh, and they've decided to strap guns to the Mongoose, creating the appropriately-named Gungoose. New trailer and intel below.

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Far Cry 2 (PS3 Essentials) just £2.99 at GAME

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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FPS, PS3 games, Ubisoft

Far Cry 2 (PS3 Essentials) just £2.99 at GAME

Far Cry 2 (essentials) | GAME | £2.99
Opinion: No Cigar

Far Cry 2 is often viewed as the dark horse of the series, if not its lowest point, but personally I view it as a misunderstood masterpiece. Gruelling and isolating, hitting you with the full horrors of war, it's a tough and unremitting tale that still gives you a massive amount of choice for completing objectives and numerous opportunities for emergent gameplay-driven storytelling. Either way, we can all agree that £2.99 is very cheap. Thanks to BuzzDuraband @ HUKD!

Activision promises "photorealistic" visuals for Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Activision, FPS, Sledgehammer Games

Activision promises "photorealistic" visuals for Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Their words, not mine. Sledgehammer Games have released a new video that doesn't pull its punches, proclaiming that Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be the most profound visual update the series has ever received. Packing "photorealistic" assets to painstaking facial and performance capture, apparently the next-gen shooter will make us say, "oh my God that's a game, that's crazy!"

Again, their words, not mine. Here's hoping that Advanced Warfare will deliver, partly because we love the futuristic premise, but also because Ghosts failed to push the franchise forward in any meaningful way. We're due an overhaul and, to their credit, Sledgehammer are making all the right noises.

We'll find out if they can also make a decent game come November 4th.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order £27.95 on PS4 at The Game Collection's eBay Outlet

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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FPS, MachineGames, PS4 games

Wolfenstein: The New Order £27.95 on PS4 at The Game Collection's eBay Outlet

Wolfenstein: The New Order | Game Collection [eBay] | £29.95
Review

This is the Region 3 version, so you won't receive a Doom IV beta code!  However, the cover, manual and seriously enjoyable shooter itself are in English -- and the PS4 is region free, naturally.

Yet again, TGC's eBay outlet is the cheapest price around by a considerable margin. Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII @ HUKD!

Not sold on Battlefield: Hardline? A fresh beta kicks off in Autumn

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Beta, DICE, EA, FPS, PC games, PS3 games, PS4 games, Visceral Games, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

"It's something different and we're fired up about it"

Battlefield: Hardline's beta has come to an end, raising more questions than it answered. Is it too similar to Battlefield 4 to be worth buying? Should it be released and priced as DLC? Will you ever behold a more gloriously epic motorbike jump?

The jury is most definitely out, but we'll get another chance to sample Visceral and DICE's controversial collaboration later this year.

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Destiny beta finally dated for Xbox - roughly a week after PS4

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Activision, Bungie, FPS, PS3 games, PS4 games, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

Destiny beta finally dated for Xbox - roughly a week after PS4

The Destiny beta releases on July 17th for PS4 pre-order customers, but Bungie's new timed-exclusive relationship with Sony left many Xbox One owners unsure of when to expect the same treatment.

"Late July," it transpires, at least according to a new trailer on the Xbox dashboard spotted by Videogamer. Not long to wait, then! Click below to watch Matt blast through the alpha.

Sony has managed to secure exclusive Destiny content, however, which may well remain exclusive until August 2015.

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What did you love about Bad Company? Tell DICE, because they have no idea

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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DICE, EA, FPS

What did you love about Bad Company? Tell DICE, because they have no idea

Why haven't we seen another Battlefield: Bad Company game since the superb Bad Company 2? It turns out that DICE doesn't actually know what makes the series unique, or what gamers really want from a sequel.

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Stand by for £17.99 Titanfall at GameFly

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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EA, FPS, PC games, Respawn Entertainment

Stand by for £17.99 Titanfall at GameFly

TitanfallGameFly | £17.99
Price ComparisonReview | Voucher Code: UKJUN20OFF

An absolutely mad price for a truly forward-thinking shooter. Unlockables and cosmetics are at a premium, but the maps are plentiful and the mechanics are truly extraordinary. Still playing this regularly. Thanks to BuzzDuraband @ HUKD!

Wolfenstein: Occupied Edition £34.98 on Xbox One at Zavvi

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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FPS, MachineGames, Xbox One Games

Wolfenstein: Occupied Edition £34.98 on Xbox One at Zavvi

Wolfenstein: The New Order - Occupied Edition | Zavvi | £39.99
Review

The story may be a little too involved for a retro shooter, but Wolfenstein's latest reboot is still oh-so-satisfying when the exposition stops and the shootybangbangdeath begins. Excellent mechanics, great guns and slick visuals make this one to play, especially now that it's coming down in price. We reckon that £49.99 was a big ask, frankly, but £34.98 for the merch-tastic Xbox One 'Occupied Edition' is more like it.

Thanks to Frostygills @ HUKD!

Wolfenstein: The New Order £29.95 on PS4 at The Game Collection's eBay Outlet

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
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FPS, MachineGames, PS4 games

Wolfenstein: The New Order £29.95 on PS4 at The Game Collection's eBay Outlet

Wolfenstein: The New Order | Game Collection [eBay] | £29.95
Review

This is the Region 3 version, so you won't receive a Doom IV beta code!  However, the cover, manual and impressive shooter itself are in English and the PS4 is region-free.

A quid cheaper than the weekend and finally under that lovely £30 watershed. Thanks to BuzzDuraband @ HUKD!

Titanfall £20 on Xbox One at Grainger Games

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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EA, FPS, Respawn Entertainment, Xbox One Games

Titanfall £20 on Xbox One at Grainger Games

Titanfall | Grainger Games | £20
Review

A mad price for a superb and forward-thinking shooter. Though some players quibble with the lack of cosmetic unlocks (and we've still got a few gripes), £20 is an absolute steal. Robots, parkour and fifteen outstanding maps await.

Thanks to rossibenayoun @ HUKD!

Battlefield Hardline Preview | Hot Fuzzy Bad Boys

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Features
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Beta, EA, FPS, Games previews, PC games, Visceral Games

Battlefield Hardline Preview | Hot Fuzzy Bad Boys

As I thrash a modified cop cruiser up a flight of stairs, smash it off of a pedestrianised walkway, nail five seconds of airtime and land straight in the middle of a pitched gunfight, I can't help but grin from ear to ear. Battlefield and Medal Of Honor have been retreading the same old military ground for far too long, chasing Call Of Duty when they should be doing their own crazy thing. We're long overdue for something fresh and exciting... and Bad Boys II seems as good a place to start as any.

Over-the-top police action, massive heists and ridiculous car chases? Whooo-sah. Go for it!

Battlefield Hardline Preview | Hot Fuzzy Bad Boys

Mind you, we now understand why EA called it "Battlefield Hardline" rather than just "Hardline." Despite the new studio and cops versus criminals premise, it's basically a reskinned version of Battlefield 4 on a functional level. They couldn't have called it anything else.

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