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Far Cry: The Wild Expedition £14.98 on PS3/360 at Zavvi

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Brendan Griffiths
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Far Cry: The Wild Expedition £14.98 on PS3/360 at Zavvi

Far Cry: The Wild Expedition | Zavvi PS3360 | £14.98

I've no idea where this one came from, but you get all three Far Cry games and the standalone homage to retro action movies, Blood Dragon. The first game is the HD digital re-release that hit PSN/XBLA a while back. Far Cry 2 is a mixed bag thanks to the oversized map, pesky enemies and the whole malaria thing. FC3 is one of the finest shooters ever made thanks to a world packed with things to do and some of the best stealth elements in gaming. All said and done, this is a fantastic deal for months of entertainment and should see you through the wait until Far Cry 4 later this year.

Thanks to weldz at HotUkDeals.

Borderlands Collection £8.86 on PS3/360 at ShopTo

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Brendan Griffiths
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FPS games, PS3 games, RPG Games, Xbox 360 games

Borderlands Collection £8.86 on PS3/360 at ShopTo

Borderlands 1 & 2 Bundle | ShopTo PS3360 | £8.86
Borderlands ReviewBorderlands 2 Review

While lacking the expansion DLC content provided by the individual Game of the Year editions, this is still tremendous value for money as Borderlands 2 alone is generally the same price as this collection. Gearbox's cel-shaded FPS series is more of an RPG take on the genre, which has been adored by millions since launch. Newbies should note that these games are much more enjoyably when played online if you don't want to face a lonely grind. Get involved!

Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII at HotUkDeals.

Aliens: Colonial Marines - Extermination Edition £3 on PC/PS3/360

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Brendan Griffiths
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FPS games, PC games, PS3 games, Xbox 360 games

Aliens: Colonial Marines - Extermination Edition £3 on PC/PS3/360

Aliens: Colonial Marines | Game PS3 / 360PC | £3 | Review

There's nothing quite like a wave of scathing reviews to smash the price of a game down. Game are clearing copies of the Extermination Edition for a very re-sellable £3. The game's campaign is only about six hours long and the co-op struggles to run smoothly enough to bother. Multiplayer fans may be able to persevere with the competitive options though. Using the motion scanner to track down other players playing as xenos can be a damn intense experience. Playing as the aliens should have been better though, as their controls are really unresponsive. We know curiosity is going to get the better of you eventually, so you might as well get it as cheap as possible if you want to take a look at this train wreck.

Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII at HotUkDeals.

Wolfenstein: The New Order £29.95 on PS4 at GC's Ebay

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Brendan Griffiths
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Wolfenstein: The New Order £29.95 on PS4 at GC's Ebay

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

Note: This is a Region 3 version, so there's no Doom beta code.  But the cover, manual and game are in English and the PS4 supports multi-region games.

Wolfenstein has made an early assault on my Game of the Year podium thanks to providing a classic bombastic old school shooter experience on PS4. There's an outstanding stealth game in there too if you fancy being a bit sneaky. Fantastic replay value is offered by multiple routes, unique skills and loads of treasure to reclaim from the Nazis. The story is way better than I expected too, with a pleasing mix of emotions and grin-inducing one liners. More of this please!

Bioshock Sale Steam Roundup

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Brendan Griffiths
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Bioshock, Bioshock 2, Bioshock Infinite, Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea, FPS games, PC games

Bioshock Sale Steam Roundup

I tried to pick out the best deal for the Bioshock games in Steam's ludicrous summer sale and decided I better just list them all in a roundup for you. There are deals for the entire trilogy or Bioshock Infinite, the DLC Season Pass and more.

Bioshock Trilogy - £6.79

Bioshock Infinite - £4.99

Bioshock Infinite Season Pass - £7.99

Bioshock Infinite Game & Season Pass Bundle - £10.79

Bioshock - £3.49

Bioshock 2 - £3.49

Far Cry 3 £3.74 at Steam on PC

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Brendan Griffiths
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FPS games, PC games

Far Cry 3 £3.74 at Steam on PC

Far Cry 3 | Steam | £3.74
Price ComparisonReview

Far Cry 3 is one of the best FPS games on the market and is fantastic value for money with such a huge world to explore, a great story and some excellent gameplay that includes some of the best stealth around. Oh and lots of guns, naturally. Steam are practically giving the game away at this price and you really should get some practice in with that knife before the sequel lands later this year.  It replaces tigers and gliders with elephants and gyrocopters. Epic upgraded.

Payday 2 £4.59 at Steam on PC

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Brendan Griffiths
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Payday 2 £4.59 at Steam on PC

Payday 2Steam | £4.59
Price ComparisonReview

Payday 2 proved to be a surprise hit and its influence can clearly be seen by the big dogs making similar games in the shape of EA's Battlefield: Hardline and Ubisoft's Rainbow Six: Siege. Both games are a while off, so you might as well see why everyone's trying to take a slice of the Payday pie by picking up the sequel for under a fiver in today's Steam sale.

Bulletstorm £3.16 at Asda on PC

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Brendan Griffiths
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Bulletstorm £3.16 at Asda on PC

Bulletstorm | Asda | £3.16
Price Comparison | Review

Feeling a little fatigued with first-person shooters? Well, we'd recommend a dose of Bulletstorm. This arcade-style shooter sees you racking up combos with creative kills by booting enemies into traps, throwing them with an electrical lasso, chaining kills and shooting them where it hurts. It gets repetitive over long sessions, but play it in 30 minute bursts and you're bound to have lots of fun. Also, it introduced the word 'dicktits' to my vocabulary. It's the little things.

COMMENT | Battlefield: Hardline - Map-pack stopgap or something more?

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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Battlefield: Hardline, Beta, DICE, EA, FPS games, Visceral Games

COMMENT | Battlefield: Hardline - Map-pack stopgap or something more?

EA dropped the mic with the announcement that we'd be able to jump into Battlefield: Hardline straight after their E3 presser. Despite the snoozefest that came before, it was a cracking way to end their show. But after spending a fair few days getting to grips with High Tension and the two modes -- Blood Money and Heist -- it's clear that there's something of a mixed bag here. I thought I'd make a list of a few things I've enjoyed and things that need addressing with the Hardline beta, following Jon's preview. But it sort of turns into something of a despondent rant at the end, which is sort of how my time with Hardline has gone in all honesty...

Excitement, frustration, elation, disappointment, realisation, shrugging.

I like... the vehicles

Ragging around in a Police Interceptor with the siren blaring and your mate in the passenger seat literally riding shotgun is glorious. Stick on a custom music playlist with some blues, a spot of Miami Vice and some Hawaii Five-0, maybe the Heat OST, and it's so awesome. If you manage to rack up some roadkill whilst you're at it, even better. Equally satisfying is running an armoured SUV or an APC into the enemy base in Blood Money and having a vehicular showdown, or terrorising would-be thieves in an attack helicopter (as long as I'm not driving). The vehicular respawns seem a bit snappier in this game, too, which adds to the immediacy of the action.

Also, sick jumps are awesome.

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Jump into the Battlefield: Hardline beta instantly on PC

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Battlefield: Hardline, DICE, EA, FPS games, PC games

Jump into the Battlefield: Hardline beta instantly on PC

Were you fearing that you might miss out on the Battlefield: Hardline beta? Well fret no longer PC gamer! EA have just announced today that anyone who wants to jump into the action can now do so instantly. PC players now have immediate access to the Battlefield Hardline Beta.

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Destiny Could Own 2014... If It Fixes Some Problems

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Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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Bungie, Destiny, FPS games, PS4 games, RPG Games, Xbox One Games

Destiny Could Own 2014... If It Fixes Some Problems

It’s hard to feel bad about England’s early stumble in the World Cup when we’ve been able to play the Alpha test of Destiny all weekend. In short, it’s been tonnes of fun and it looks like Bungie are onto a winner. Naturally, there’s a lot to like about the new shooter (like being able to aim down the sights right, Bungie!), but we’ve also comes across a few things we’d like to see sorted by the time the full release touches down in September.

We Like...

Destiny Could Own 2014... If It Fixes Some Problems

Melee attacks

We can forgive the melee strike being assigned to R1 instead of R3, because it’s oh so satisfying and often takes off a generous chunk of an enemy’s health bar. Each class is able to use a charge move too such as a shield-troubling smash, a psy-blast or a deadly knife throw.

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Bungie extend Destiny PS4 alpha "to allow for dangerous experiments"

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Bungie, Destiny, FPS games, PS4 games

PS4 owners rejoice! Bungie are keeping the Destiny alpha open just a little longer, but the developers have issued a warning to would-be Guardians, suggesting that things might get a little perilous.

Bungie announced an extension to the Destiny alpha earlier today via Twitter:

We have no idea what the hell Bungie are talking about, but we're looking forward to finding out.

We'll be honest, we weren't ready to let go of Destiny just yet. Brendan and I have been romping about the Crucible and exploring every last inch of Old Russia over the weekend, and we've thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I'll be the first to admit that, although the idea appealed to me, Destiny wasn't topping my Most Wanted list for this year's retail silly season.

That might have changed now.

Fallout 3: GOTY Edition £4 at Uplay on PC

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Brendan Griffiths
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Fallout 3: GOTY Edition £4 at Uplay on PC

Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition | Uplay | £4 | Review

With all the DLC packs included, there really are months of gaming here for under a fiver. Despite the rough edges, Fallout 3 is one of the defining RPG experiences of the last ten years and deserves a place in any gamers collection. The merging of an FPS with a deep RPG system can be seen as a huge influence on the likes of Borderlands and the upcoming Destiny. The best thing about the game is just choosing a direction and heading off to explore as unique adventures awaits in every corner of its world.

Thanks to Nokturnl at HotUkDeals.

Destiny Alpha PvE Gameplay – The Flood and the Imp

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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Activision, Bungie, Destiny, FPS games, PS4 games, PvE, Videos

Destiny Alpha PvE Gameplay – The Flood and the Imp

Following on from yesterday's little look at core combat and PvP, here's a taster of Destiny's PvE content. Brendan and I will be having a crack at the Level 6 Strike today, but in the meantime here's a look at the PS4 alpha's lone story mission that sees us getting friendly with Destiny's version of 343 Guilty Spark, voiced by Peter Dinklage.

Last time we took a little look at the Titan class, this time around we've gone with a Warlock build. There's not much to choose from between the classes at this particular point in time given the low-levels and the fact that there are no real gun restrictions based on class, but rather than the Donkey Kong AOE smash that the titan can wield, the Warlock obliterates everything in front of them with a gloriously purple Nova Bomb.

And then the Flood turn up.

Sort of.

PS4 owners! How have you been finding the Destiny alpha thus far? Likes? Dislikes? We'll have an impressions podcast and preview on Monday for you.

Destiny Alpha Gameplay - A Little Look At PvP

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Matt Gardner
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Activision, Bungie, Dealspwn Playthrough, Destiny, FPS games, Gameplay, PS4 games, Viodeos

Destiny Alpha Gameplay - A Little Look At PvP

Sony and Activision threw the gates open to Destiny this week, announcing that everyone who applied for a place in the PS4 alpha this weekend would get one. As such, I've been playing an awful lot of Destiny over the past day or two, and it does feel pretty good.

You can tell it was made by Those Folks Wot Made Halo, mind.

To be honest, though, that's to be expected, but it's difficult not to get the impression that what we have here is a shinier, more expansive, spiritual successor to Halo. Everything from the default button layout to the floaty jumping, to the alien spines that adorn certain caves that remind me instantly of the Needler, and the diseased parasites that line rock walls that prove instantly reminiscent of Halo's Flood levels.

But we'll get onto that later when it comes to longer playthroughs and an eventual preview. For now, let's quickly jump into some competitive multiplayer and check out the basic combat...

Borderlands 2 Vita £17.99 at Base

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Brendan Griffiths
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Borderlands 2 Vita £17.99 at Base

Borderlands 2 Vita | Base | £17.99 | Review

It's certainly an impressive feat cramming the world of Borderlands 2 onto the PS Vita and if you're going to be dragged away from your PS3 for a family holiday, why not transfer your save file over and keep on playing in the sun - if you can find somewhere with minimal glare that is. The frame-rate can drop a little and the Vita isn't particularly comfortable for extensive play, but It's worth noting that the Vita version comes packed with loads of DLC too. Be sure to check out Jon's review of this version via the link above.

Wolfenstein: The New Order £30.95 on PS4 at GC's Ebay

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Brendan Griffiths
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Wolfenstein: The New Order £30.95 on PS4 at GC's Ebay

Wolfenstein: The New Order | Game Collection [eBay]
£30.95 |
Review

Note: This is a Region 3 version, so there's no Doom beta code.  But the cover, manual and game are in English and the PS4 supports multi-region games.

Wolfenstein has made an early assault on my Game of the Year podium thanks to providing a classic bombastic old school shooter experience on PS4. There's an outstanding stealth game in there too if you fancy being a bit sneaky. Fantastic replay value is offered by multiple routes, unique skills and loads of treasure to reclaim from the Nazis. The story is way better than I expected too, with a pleasing mix of emotions and grin-inducing one liners. More of this please!

Thanks to BuzzDuraband at HotUkDeals.

Game Night | Jon and Matt play Cops & Robbers in Battlefield: Hardline's PC Beta

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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Game Night | Jon and Matt play Cops & Robbers in Battlefield: Hardline's PC Beta

We're a day late, I know, but there were E3 things to be done. But fret not, dear viewers, for Game Night is back!

In this week's instalment, Jon and I attempt to make some sense of Battlefield: Hardline by jumping into the deep end of the PC beta. We've got two videos for you today -- one of the Blood Money mode that sees two teams desperately trying to secure as much cash as possible before the time expires, and one featuring a couple of matches of Heist, where there are two briefcases for the crims to steal and for the cops to protect.

I'd like to call the following videos highlight reels, but I fear that'd be misleading given that this represents our first hour or so with Hardline and that we spent a good deal of time ragging around in a police interceptor and shouting WOOOOO! Wish fulfilment at its finest.

But there are some awesome bits. I've determined that I'm much better at killing enemies with a car rather than a gun, Jon channels Evel Knievel with a jump so amazingly sick it would make a parrot vomit, and we manage to win a game. Sort of.

Some would say that winning is totally subjective anyway. Allegedly.

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Pre-order Halo: The Master Chief Collection for £44.08 at Zavvi

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Matt Gardner
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Deals
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FPS games, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Xbox One Games

Pre-order Halo: The Master Chief Collection for £44.08 at Zavvi

...just don't expect it to definitely arrive on launch day

Halo: The Master Chief Collection | £44.08 (use code ZE310) | Zavvi

It's the Halo package we were craving this Christmas: all four of the numbered Halo titles, with Halo 2 getting the full Anniversary remaster treatment, over 100 multiplayer maps, and Halo 5: Guardians beta access to follow in December. And now it looks like UK retailers are actually being sensible about the price.

Zavvi have it cheapest right now if you're desperate to pre-order, but do be aware that they suck at getting copies out for launch day and their deliver times are laughable. Or would be if they didn't make us cry so much.

Bioshock Infinite £4.46 at Mac Game Store

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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Bioshock Infinite, FPS games, Mac games

Bioshock Infinite £4.46 at Mac Game Store

BioShock Infinite | Mac Game Store | £4.46 (approx)
Price ComparisonReview

One for you Mac owners out there today. We know you like awkwardness and faff (being Mac owners), so this deal is actually in dollars, but it is damn cheap. With one of the most talked about stories in years, Bioshock Infinite deserves a place in any gamer's collection. The roller coaster-like rails to move around the sky-high city are fantastic fun to use as you and Elizabeth try to escape the mad clutches of Comstock and the Songbird. Elizabeth herself is a great character as her powers to pull items through dimensional tears, lockpicking and looting all come in handy. Fans of Rapture may want to check out the Burial at Sea DLC too.

Thanks to kofiaa at HotUkDeals.