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Can Black Ops 3 fix Call Of Duty's biggest flaw?

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Features
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Activision, Call Of Duty: Black Ops III, FPS, PC games, PS4 games, Treyarch, Xbox One Games

Can Black Ops 3 fix Call Of Duty's biggest flaw?

Call Of Duty: Black Ops III broke cover over the weekend, as I'm sure you know. The hype train is already rolling in advance of its November 6th launch following the reveal trailer, news of a beta and loads of leaked intel about what Treyarch's third game plans to bring to the table.

To be frank, we're really rather excited.

Professional detachment and  Treyarch's past form aside, Black Ops III is making some very encouraging noises and seems dead-set on fixing one of the biggest problems with the series so far. The singleplayer campaign.

Can Black Ops 3 fix Call Of Duty's biggest flaw?

Call Of Duty is famed for its multiplayer, of course, but many players have forgotten that COD 4: Modern Warfare also delivered one of the most impressive FPS campaigns of the last console generation. It may have been bombastic and intense, but it also delivered a uniquely thought-provoking perspective on war, focusing on the personal cost in some unforgettable and surprisingly intimate sequences. Coupled with some sensational set pieces (All Ghillied Up will remain a timeless classic), it was an underrated component of a deservedly lauded shooter.

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Catch up with Call Of Duty: Black Ops for just £5.69 today (Steam code)

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Call of Duty: Black Ops, FPS, PC games

Catch up with Call Of Duty: Black Ops for just £5.69 today (Steam code)

Black Ops 3 may have broken cover, but if you want to catch up with the first game in the trilogy, you can now grab a Steam code for just £5.69 today.

For me, Treyarch's games deliver the best singleplayer campaigns since the original Modern Warfare, and Black Ops was brilliant. Amazing set pieces and a powerful storyline, though respawning enemies can annoy.

Yes, people are still playing Destiny. Find out why for £18.57 on PS4 & Xbox One

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
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Destiny, FPS, PS4 games, Rakuten voucher codes, Xbox One Games

Yes, people are still playing Destiny. Find out why for £18.57 on PS4 & Xbox One

Every time someone on the internet mentions Destiny, I hear people grumbling. "Why are you writing all these Destiny articles?" "Are people still playing Destiny?"

Well, yes, they are. We are still playing Destiny. Despite its disappointing storyline and repetitive structure, it's an engaging and convenient social experience that allows you and a few mates to play on your terms, both cooperatively and competitively, all while earning persistent upgrades. You're a bit late to the party, guardian, but if you want to get involved you can grab a current-gen copy for just £18.57.

I actually found myself warming to it this year as I changed my play habits. Find out more in Forgiving Destiny: why my Biggest Disappointment Of 2014 is winning me back.

Watch the British forces breach & clear in the new Rainbow Six: Siege trailer

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
FPS, PC games, PS4 games, Rainbow Six: Siege, Xbox One Games

Rainbow Six: Siege is looking tastier every time we see it, and we're growing more cautiously optimistic with each new trailer. As a multinational unit picked from the best of the best, Rainbow Six will allow you to play as operatives from various countries -- and this first trailer showcases the British forces.

Based fairly obviously on the SAS, Brits breach from above and carve a way through target buildings using speed, gas and shock tactics. With luck, this will be a return to form for the long-ignored franchise and for Ubisoft themselves, but naturally we'll have to wait and see.

Heavy Bullets now a very light £1.39 on PC

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
FPS, Heavy Bullets, PC games

I described this hot electric shooter as "one of the most elegant games released in years" in our 8/10 Heavy Bullets review, as you can see on the Steam store page. It's a slippery and gorgeous procedural shooter that does a lot with its minimalist design, and an absolute blast to boot.

I'm fairly sure that you get two copies (an extra token should be added to your Steam inventory), but don't quote me on that.

DeadCore is dead cheap at £2.00 on PC

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
DeadCore, FPS, PC games, Platformer

DeadCore is dead cheap at £2.00 on PC

From what I've heard, DeadCore is an excellent parkour-inspired speedrunning FPS platformer that flew under the radar last year. It's good or great by all accounts, and better yet, it's 50% off on GamersGate for those who like their PC games cheap as well as quality.

Full credit to mrsusan74 @ HUKD, who spotted this before I did!

Battlefield: Hardline is only £24.69 on PC, fair cop

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Battlefield: Hardline, FPS, PC games

Battlefield: Hardline is only £24.69 on PC, fair cop

Bad boys bad boys, what you gonna do? Save some serious money, probably. You can now pick up Battlefield Hardline for £24.69 on PC, which is borderline criminal.

Make sure to check out Brendan's Battlefield Hardline review.

Titanfall is just £8.02 on Xbox One - and still sensational

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
FPS, Titanfall, Xbox One Games

Titanfall is just £8.02 on Xbox One - and still sensational

Titanfall is still a magnificent shooter. Accessible yet deep, ridiculously fun and empowering, mechanically peerless, it's well worth getting into even if the player count is now admittedly rather low. It's also an incredibly important game, directly responsible for the rush to include exciting vertical mechanics we see in most next-gen FPS titles these days.

If you're on the fence, check out our Titanfall review and remember that the three excellent map packs are free! A great spot from Buzz.

Grab some hot cheap Wang: Shadow Warrior only £11.63 on Xbox One

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
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FPS, PS4 games, Shadow Warrior, Xbox One Games

Grab some hot cheap Wang: Shadow Warrior only £11.63 on Xbox One

Lo Wang, of course, being the protagonist of the game. Artfully-constructed wordplay aside, though, Shadow Warrior is a sensational old-school shooter and now exceptionally cheap on PS4 and Xbox One. Thanks to xboxfan @ HUKD!

"Shadow Warrior is still as savagely brutal, tough, slick and satisfying as ever, but its riotous gameplay has only matured with age. The console version is a great new opportunity to savour the joys of exploring huge levels, finding secrets and annihilating entire armies of ravening demons with ridiculous firepower. It's the simple things" - 8/10 Shadow Warrior review

It's slightly cheaper on PS4, but you can get a slightly cheaper deal on the PS4 version here.

Black Ops III looks set to crib off Deus Ex, but can it wow us after Advanced Warfare?

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Features
Tags:
Call Of Duty: Black Ops III, FPS, PC games, PS4 games, Xbox One Games

Black Ops III looks set to crib off Deus Ex, but can it wow us after Advanced Warfare?

You can't keep a secret on the internet. Just hours after a teaser trailer started doing the rounds, we now know loads of details about Call Of Duty: Black Ops III thanks to the magic of source code.

“Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is the first title for next-gen hardware in the critically acclaimed Black Ops series," reads the official blurb as reported by Charlie Intel. "Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 deploys players into a dark, twisted future where a new breed of Black Ops soldiers emerges and the lines are blurred between our own humanity and the technology we created to stay ahead, in a world where cutting-edge military robotics define warfare."

Also, there'll be zombies. No surprises there then.

This sounds very promising indeed, and in fact, Call Of Duty appears to be taking inspiration from Deus Ex rather than Titanfall this time.

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Stand by for Titanfall at only £11.43 on Xbox 360

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
FPS, Titanfall, Xbox 360 games

Stand by for Titanfall at only £11.43 on Xbox 360

Titanfall is still a magnificent shooter. Accessible yet deep, ridiculously fun and empowering, mechanically peerless, it's well worth getting into even if the player count is now admittedly rather low. It's also an incredibly important game, directly responsible for the rush to include exciting vertical mechanics we see in most next-gen FPS titles these days.

If you want to get involved, you can buy a new Xbox 360 copy for £11.43.

Use voucher code VGB10WEEKEND.

Remember that the DLC is free to download!

Metro Redux is now £17.00 on PC, £14.99 on PS4 & Xbox One

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
FPS, Metro Redux, PC games, PS4 games, Xbox One Games

GamersGate are currently running a Metro Redux weekend sale, which brings the brilliant remastered shooter down to £17.00 on its most graphically impressive platform. However, there are also bargains to be snaffled for the console versions too.

Click here to read our Metro Redux review.

Tower Of Guns blasts its way onto consoles this week, now free for PS+ members

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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FPS, Grip Games, PS3 games, PS4 games, Tower Of Guns, Xbox One Games

Tower Of Guns blasts its way onto consoles this week, now free for PS+ members

Tower Of Guns, the crazy fusion of old-school FPS action with roguelike procedural dungeon design, is shooting its way from PC to consoles this week.

Specifically, it's out today on PS3 and PS4, where it will be completely free for PlayStation Plus subscribers, and will be available from Friday on Xbox One.

Want more details? Click below.

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Destiny is a steal at £15.00 on PS4 & Xbox One

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Destiny, FPS, PS4 games

Destiny is a steal at £15.00 on PS4 & Xbox One

Destiny is an odd little game. It feels mechanically impeccable, the co-op is a lot of fun and the competitive multiplayer is highly underrated in this pundit's opinion. However, many gamers returned their copy, and I nearly joined them after becoming crushingly disappointed with its terrible storytelling and deleting it off my hard drive.

Thankfully I then re-installed it and still dip in from time to time. To find out why, check out Forgiving Destiny: why my Biggest Disappointment Of 2014 is winning me back.

So it has to be worth £15 on PS4 then! You can get it from Tesco or Amazon. Thanks to newtothistech @ HUKD!

UPDATE: You can also buy Destiny for £15 on Xbox One. Thanks preparationiskey!

EXPIRED | Battlefield Hardline is only £29.99 on PS4, that's a fair cop guv

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Battlefield: Hardline, FPS, PS4 games

EXPIRED | Battlefield Hardline is only £29.99 on PS4, that's a fair cop guv

UPDATE: out of stock. Deals don't last long at this sort of price!

Bad boys bad boys, what you gonna do? Save some money, probably. You can pick up Battlefield Hardline for £29.99 on PS4, which is an absolute steal.

Make sure to check out Brendan's Battlefield Hardline review, but don't wait too long. Thanks and credit to thatsnotme @ HUKD!

Far Cry 4: Kyrat Edition is now just £27.95 on PC, contains a huge amount of merch

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
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Far Cry 4, FPS, PC games, Sandbox games

Far Cry 4: Kyrat Edition is now just £27.95 on PC, contains a huge amount of merch

Far Cry 4 is fantastic fun and a shining light in an otherwise horrific last year for Ubisoft. Better yet, the swagtastic Kyrat Edition is only £27.95 on PC, which is a massive saving.

You'll get the game along with a Pagan Min figurine, travel journal, DLC, poster, map and more inside a massive box. Cheers FD!

Alternatively, you can get Far Cry 4 for £22.99 on Xbox One if you don't mind settling for the standard edition.

Far Cry 4 is only £22.99 on Xbox One

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Far Cry 4, FPS, Xbox One Games

Far Cry 4 is only £22.99 on Xbox One

Haven't got into Far Cry 4 yet? This Xbox One deal might be enough to tip you off the fence and into a massive ridiculous sandbox full of guns, explosives and elephants. No voucher codes, no exploits, just a great price: you can buy Far Cry 4 for just £22.99 on Xbox One.

It's the cheapest new price we've seen so far, and even undercuts used copies!

You can now pre-order Halo 5: Guardians for just £42.24

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
FPS, Halo 5: Guardians, Xbox One Games

You can now pre-order Halo 5: Guardians for just £42.24

Whereas Sony and Nintendo have delayed their big Christmas franchise exclusives, Microsoft has now Locke-d Halo 5: Guardians down for October. Meaning that it had better deliver! The beta was promising if annoyingly bro-tastic, and today's new trailers make for interesting viewing.

If you're ready to engage, you can now pre-order Halo 5: Guardians for just £42.24.

It's a great price, which you can unlock using voucher code MARCHSALEDAY6.

Back in stock: get Far Cry 4 for £24.98 on PS4 & Xbox One

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Far Cry 4, FPS, PS4 games, Xbox One Games

Back in stock: get Far Cry 4 for £24.98 on PS4 & Xbox One

Haven't got into Far Cry 4 yet? Zavvi have got more stock in and boast the cheapest price around. You can pay £24.98 for Far Cry 4 on PS4 and Xbox One, which is a seriously good price for a seriously impressive sandbox.

Hot stuff, and exploding elephants galore. You might be able to use voucher code VOUCHC5 for an extra saving (sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't), or WELCOME if you set up a new account.

Battlefield Hardline kicks off Battlefest events with double XP this weekend

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Battlefield: Hardline, FPS, PC games, PS3 games, PS4 games, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

Battlefield Hardline kicks off Battlefest events with double XP this weekend

Battlefield Hardline is about to kick off a month of in-game festivities known as Battlefest, starting with a double XP weekend! We've got the full schedule below, and make sure to mug up on our Battlefield: Hardline Multiplayer Tips guide to make the most of the opportunity!

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