It's time for your weekly roundup of the gaming news highlights, features and reviews at Dealspwn.com. Batman: Arkham Knight has been in the news for all the wrong reasons because of a disastrous PC port. The Uncharted movie has lost another director. A new 1TB PS4 was announced alongside Blue Xbox One. Driveclub's PS+ edition finally launched - sort of. PSN has been suffering from horribly long download times. All the links to these stories and more are below.
In the features, Jon asks if Project Cars 2 was announced too early and also tells us why Nintendo must admit the Wii U's mistakes to succeed with their next console, the NX. Buzz has been busy with all things Bethesda, telling us why their Fallout 4 reveal has schooled the industry and he's also braved the servers of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited to bring us some impressions. After seeing a brand new Rise of The tomb Raider demo, I argue the point that Microsoft showed the wrong stage demo at E3 2015. But I soon got over it thanks to the arrival of Batman: Arkham Knight as I ask if the Batmobile is brilliant fun or a legacy betrayed.
Our reviews are co-headlined by the rather awesome pairings of Batman: Arkham Knight and Yoshi's Wooly World. You'll also find extensive verdicts on J-Stars Victory VS+, Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 3 - Catch a Ride and Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy.Click here to read more...
It's been a huge week at Dealspwn this week. So buckle up and enjoy our roundup with links to all the best bits. E3 2015 was one of the best events we've seen for years, with so many new games announced and some insanely unexpected moments. We've been up until past daybreak on a few shifts to bring you the hottest impressions from each of the press conferences and you'll find all the latest news and trailers for the breaking stories at this year's E3 in the links below.
In between all the stories, we've produced a load of feature articles too. You'll find the latest opinions on the Oculus/Microsoft partnership, the awesomeness of Doom, backwards compatibility for the Xbox One, Shenmue 3's kickstarter, the drastic changes in the Final Fantasy VII Remake and more. We've even plugged in our mics to do another team podcast asking the ridiculously tough question of 'who won E3'? The answer may surprise you. We'll be continuing to pick through the event next week too and bring you more information on those new games. Well, if we're not too busy rocking out with Batman: Arkham Knight!Click here to read more...
E3 rumblings dominate the news this week with EA confirming their lineup, and talk of Dark Souls III, Mirror's Edge: Catalyst and Hellblade. Google are aiming for some of the Twitch crowd with a new app on YouTube. Capcom confirmed Street Fighter V will never to come to XO, Tales of Zesteria is now coming to PS4 and Steam in addition to the PS3. Microsoft have announced a price cut for the existing XO console along with a new 1TB model.
Our features section is packed this week as we clear our desks for the mania that is E3 next week. There are previews for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Yoshi's Wooly World, Lego Worlds and some early impressions of the new PS4 version of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited. As ever, we have multiple opinion pieces, this week on subjects like the new Steam refunds policy, the controversial UK pricing for the PS Now beta, our hopes for The Last Guardian, how the tiny text in The Witcher III is spoiling it and much more. Elsewhere, you'll find the full E3 schedule along with links to the livestreams, tips on how to prepare for the Steam Summer Sale and a wishlist of games we'd love to see from Platinum. The finished Oculus Rift consumer model was revealed this week, and we've rounded up all the new information for you, along with an assessment of Microsoft's new involvement. The podcast has made a return too as Jon, Carl and I have a chat about what we're expecting and hoping for from E3.
Review coverage includes our carefully considered verdicts on The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, Lego Jurassic World, Dirty Bomb, Supercharged Robot Vulkaiser and Hatred. Stay tuned to Dealspwn next week, as we'll be working around the clock to bring you the latest news, features and opinions from E3. Be sure to bookmark our E3 2015 tag to go straight to the relevant articles.
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In the news this week, everything paled compared to the announcement of Fallout 4. Not that we didn't raise a glass to the announcement of XCOM 2 though also. Elsewhere, you'll find information on the new Minecraft-aping Lego Worlds and we give you the full rundown on Rock Band 4's backwards compatibility. And don't look now, but it looks like Steam are finally offering a genuinely reasonable refund policy. Be sure to check out links to these stories and more below.
In the Features, we pull apart all the information we can from the new Fallout 4 trailer and also examine the gaming community's reaction via Twitter (you're excited!). Previews include Rock Band 4 and Tempo the Badass Elephant. Comment pieces talk about the long overdue 1TB hard-drive options for the PS4 and Xbox One, the new Steam controller and whether the new Uncharted Collection is treading water, or an essential collection.
Not a bad week for new reviews this week with great scores for Wolfenstein: The Old Blood and Horizon Shift. Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven also did well. Be sure to check out our extensive review of the rather massive Bloodborne Collector's Edition Strategy Guide book too.Click here to read more...
News highlights this week include new looks at Mad Max, Batman: Arkham Knight, Resident Evil 0 HD and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's Supremacy DLC. The Witcher III got a much needed patch, EA announced they're finally bringing female footy players to the series, Sony referred to the Vita as a 'legacy platform', Project Cars landed in development hell on the Wii U and more.
In the features, there's a Splatoon survival guide and we ask if next month's PlayStation + lineup is back on track. Other comment pieces include opinions on visual downgrades, amiibos, WildStar going sub-free and the importance of Resident Evil 0 HD for the series and gamers. With E3 just around the corner, we've put our heads together and come up with our expectations and speculations of what we could see from Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, EA, Ubisoft, Bethesda and Square Enix.
Reviews include Splatoon, Magicka 2, Destiny: House of Wolves and Games of Thrones: Episode 4.Click here to read more...
News highlights this week include fresh glimpses of Doom, the teaser trailer for the Need for Speed and Rockstar suing the BBC. Elsewhere, we saw Hellraid cancelled, Sony confirm Bloodborne DLC is on the way, M. Bison smashed his way into Street Fighter V and Back to the Future's Christopher Lloyd made a most welcome appearance in the upcoming Lego: Dimensions.
In the Features, we examine the building pressure on Sony for this year's E3. Previews include Smite and Splatoon. Jon takes a look at the problem with the Amiibo craze as well as giving you some launch impressions for Destiny: House of Wolves and also explains why you should give the game another chance. The Xbox One slim rumours are building up again, so we ask, would you buy one? We finally got a copy of The Witcher III, so take a look at Buzz's report on his first night in White Orchard.
Reviews include Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush, the Element Gaming chair, Not a Hero, Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition, Life is Strange Episode 3, Mortal Kombat X Jason Voorhees DLC and the Commodore Amiga: A Visual Commpendium book.Click here to read more...
Recently in my weekly roundup, I've tried whittling the news stories down to the ten hottest stories of the week. With E3 drawing closer though, it's closer to twenty today! We've had new reveals for Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, Evil Within DLC, Lego Portal, Ark: Survival Evolved, a spiritual sequel to Castlevania and more. There have been more Fallout 4 rumours, Metal Gear toys with squeezable boobs (oh, Japan), Sony/MS E3 news, The Division delayed and more.
Our feature articles include previews for Rocket League, Attack on Titan, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III, Selfie: Sisters of the Amniotic Lens and Wulverblade. With Capcom announcing their intent to do more HD remasters, I go through the most wanted titles on our list of candidates. After the official reveal of Assassin's Creed: Syndicate I put together a couple of articles, one on why the game already looks better than Unity and another on the important questions we still have about the game. Jon took the time to explain the multiple preorders available for the game, but asks if it really deserves your preorder cash already? Elsewhere, Jon tells us why Lego Dimensions is the toys-to-life title to beat this Christmas, suggests which free games should come on Windows 10 instead of Candy Crush and finally, a piece on the importance of Metacritic in today's world.
A busy week then, but somehow, Jon found the time to review Project Cars , Code Name: STEAM and Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed. I'll join in with the reviews again next week. I'm currently reviewing a chair. Yep, a chair. Enjoy the links below, and we'll do it all again next week!Click here to read more...
Today in the weekly roundup of our reviews, feature articles and top ten hottest news stories you'll find all the links necessary to catch up on all things Dealspwn. News highlights include new trailers for Batman: Arkham Knight, Disney Infinity 3.0, Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited and Destiny: House of Wolves. There's was also news of Portal making an appearance in Lego: Dimensions. There's an important post about the recall of some faulty power cables that you should check up on too.
The week's features include a celebration of the best Star Wars games, launch impressions of Project Cars and thoughts on the latest Nintendo Direct broadcast. Previews include Gunnihilation, The Secret World Issue #11 and Horizon Shift. Carl argues the point that WildStar should drop its subscriptions fees. I ask if the newly-revealed Tony Hawk's 5 could put the series back on track and also if Oculus Rift and VR can become the future of gaming.
Reviews include verdicts on the PS4's first exclusive JRPG, Omega Quintet, and the Element Gaming Iridium 820 mouse.Click here to read more...
It's time to round off your weekend with our weekly roundup of all the best news, features and reviews at Dealspwn.com. A pair of new headline trailers for Arkham Knight and Just Cause 3 are amongst our top ten news stories of the week. Elsewhere, there's more talk of the controversial paid Steam mods, May's PlayStation + titles are revealed, Amazon raise delivery charges, Watch Dogs 2 is outed and more.
In our features we have a roundtable discussion about Silent Hills' cancellation. There's an examination of Black Ops 3's potential to have a great story mode, a blasting of the upcoming Batman season pass, and a piece on way Dead Island 2's 2016 delay could be a good thing. Comment pieces include looks at why Steam Mods deserve another chance and how the PS4's recent milestone was made possible. If you're excited for Just Cause 3, take a look at our Top 7 piece. Microsoft's HoloLens tech could be a game-changer for the industry - find out why. With a third of the year gone, we take a look at the games of the year so far.
Mortal Kombat X takes the prize atop our reviews section and we also have verdicts for White Night, Star Drive 2, Project Root and The Indie Mixtape.Click here to read more...
It's time to round off your weekend with our weekly roundup of all the best news, features and reviews at Dealspwn.com. News highlights include the reveal details and trailers for Call of Duty: Black Ops III and Total War: Warhammer. We finally got a look at the new Mad Max game in action too - don't miss that trailer. Elsewhere, Bloodborne got a sweet patch, Rockstar's Social Club was hacked and we give you the latest details on the Play Blackpool expo.
Our features are mainly looking to the future this week. We have a roundtable impressions piece on the latest footage of Star Wars: Battlefront. Brendan examines why Rocksteady quitting Batman soon is a good thing. With rumours of the PS Vita 3000 being on the way, Brendan asks if third time's the charm for Sony's handheld. There's a preview of J-Stars Victory VS+ (catchy, right?) from Jon. PC gamers should be sure to check out NeoTrix's PC mouse guide. Elsewhere, Brendan looks at what Bloodborne's new patch means for players and Jon imagines what Marvel brands Telltale may be tackling soon. With Paid Steam mods going live this week, Jon asks if they're a good or bad thing.
Our trio of reviews includes the all-conquering GTA V on PC, State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition and Titan Souls.Click here to read more...
We've seen a few new games break cover in the news this week, including Star Ocean 5 and Guitar Hero Live. We've also included some new trailers for Destiny: House of Wolves, Godzilla, Attack on Titan and Star Wars: Battlefront. You'll find links to all these stories and more in our top ten stories of the week.
In the features, Jon has a host of previews for the likes of Project Cars, F1 2015, One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3, Godzilla and Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4. NeoTrix examines the new PC version of GTA V and also provides slick 60 fps video. Jon examines the success of Monster Hunter 4 in the west and also the wide appeal of other 'niche' games like Bloodborne and Cities: Skylines. He also tells us how his new PS4 stacks up against the Xbox One. Having played a lot of Bloodborne over the last few weeks, I've put together a list of games that'll provide a nice break from your Bloodborne rage. Also, be sure to check out my guide on the cheapest PS4 hard drives on the net.
In the reviews I've finally slapped a score onto the rather excellent Bloodborne. And if you fancy some retro FPS action, be sure to check out my review of Tower of Guns.Click here to read more...
Need some reading to finish off the weekend? Well, you're in the right place as you'll find links to our ten hottest news stories, all our feature articles and every review. News highlights include fresh reveals/leaks for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Call of Duty: Black Ops III and Lego Dimensions.
Head on over to the Features and you'll find opinion pieces on why Dark Souls II may not be as harsh as you've been hearing all these years and the enormous potential I think Lego Dimensions has. I also give Square's awful #cantkillprogress reveal a good kicking. Jon asks if Black Ops III can match Advanced Warfare's heroics and also tells us what he'd like to see in the new Deus Ex game. Thinking of getting GTA Von PC? We've listed some reason you should do just that. NeoTrix has a guide of the best PC keyboards on the market. Carl rounds up the gaming music in this year's Classic FM Hall of Fame. Reviews include Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, Ride, Keebles and Under Night in Birth Exe: Late.Click here to read more...
It's weekly roundup time, folks. Our top ten news stories of the week include a new release date and trailers for Halo 5, the possibility of standardised digital pricing across the EU, a new Limited Edition Batman PS4, a Quantum Break delay, the closure of OnLive and more.
There are loads of Comment pieces in our features section this week. We look at how Sony needs to support the freshly reduced PlayStation TV, ask if the Wii U can compete in 2015 without Zelda, examine PlayStation Now after Sony's buyout of OnLive and take a look at the recent closure of PlayStation Home. There's a preview of the rather excellent Enter the Gungeon too. There's a roundup of all the best bits from this week's Nintendo Direct broadcast. You'll also be able to find Jon's launch impressions of Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin. Continuing the brutality, I ask why it is I continue to play Bloodborne, despite it making my blood boil.
Our reviews include Life is Strange Episode 2, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection and Battlefield: Hardline. Don't forget, today's your last chance to enter our Final Fantasy XV demo competition.Click here to read more...
There's lots to see in our top ten news stories this week. Like PlayStation TV finally getting a drastic price cut, the police calling for 'Adult Only' age ratings for games (um, what about 18 ratings?), Twitch got hacked, Batman: Arkham Knight got delayed, the PS4 got a new firmware update, GTA's graphics started to rot and more.
Features this week include a report from my first brutal night in Bloodborne's Yharnam and Jon has put together a list of things you can do while waiting for the game to arrive. Those of you wanting to sharpen your skills in Battlefield: Hardline may want to take a look at my multiplayer tips guide for the new shooter. Jon's put together a World of Warships preview and also penned his impressions of the Etherium launch. And we've got a neat Mario-themed fish tank for you to take a gander at -because why not?
Some big reviews for you this week including Final Fantasy: Episode Duscae and Pillars of Eternity. If that's not enough for you, we've also got verdicts on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, Game of Thrones Episode 3 and Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters.Click here to read more...
In the roundup this week you can find links to ten of our hottest news stories of the week. They include rumours of God of War IV and the imminent departure of Hideo Kojima from Konami. We also have some exciting news about Nintendo's new console and some cool new trailers for the likes of Lego Jurassic World and Blood Bowl II.
Feature articles include an in-depth guide for Final Fantasy Type-0 and a piece on why all the jargon is harming the Final Fantasy series. You can also find us digging through our game collections to tell you about awesome titles you may have missed, like The Secret World or Tales of Maj'Eval. Ever wanted to know how to buy games from the US PSN Store in the UK? Check out our guide then. Jon also discusses how the newly revealed Nintendo NX isn't the real story you should be looking at. Finishing up, NeoTrix takes the time to tell console gamers that they can build a mighty PC gaming rig for just £540.
Reviews to read through include the final two chapters for Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Dreamfall Chapters - Book Two: Rebels, Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 2 and Final Fantasy Type-0. By the way, be sure to check out our epic World of Tanks competition, when you get a sec.
Here's you weekly roundup of the ten hottest gaming news stories at Dealspwn, along with links to all our features and reviews. An obvious highlight in the new being Titanfall 2 being confirmed and it's going multi-platform. Arguably bigger news though is Uncharted 4 being delayed until spring 2016. So much sad.
The Uncharted delay gets some coverage in our Features too as I dry my tears and examine the implications for Sony and the PS4 this Christmas. I also give some thought to developers concentrating on making games for our new consoles in 'It's time developers finally left last-gen behind.' Jon has your back with some important facts about GTA: Heists, which will be useful if the game is working online by the time you read this (why can't anything have a smooth launch?). Speaking of poor launches, remember how rubbish the last SimCity was? Fear not, there's a new city building sim in town. The rather excellent Cities: Skylines has just launched and Carl has a tips guide for you.
Cities: Skylines is one of the highest scoring games in our reviews section too. DmC: Definitive Edition and Zombie Army Trilogy do pretty damn well too. Shelter 2? Not so much. But it is pretty.Click here to read more...
It's award season here at Dealspwn and we have a few community polls for you to choose your favourite releases of the year. The team have also taken the time to look back over the last 12 months to give you our personal highlights for best game, favourite/most played game, best moment, disappointment, surprise and naturally our most anticipated titles of next year.
Elsewhere we have a rather disappointed hands-on with The Order: 1886. We're not convinced the new Destiny DLC is worth your cash, luckily we've provided 10 alternatives. Be on the look out for more dodgy DLC in the future too and have a read of Jon examination of on-disc DLC. Our From the Vault piece dusts off an older article about linearity in games, which is still worth a read today. The Sunday Seven this week leaps to the side of Assassin's Creed Rogue as I explain how it truly smashes it's big brother, Unity.
We have a couple of reviews for you too. It'll come as no surprise that The Crew wasn't worth the effort, the hype or the headlines. good thing Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is here to provide a fantastic adventure for you and three buddies. Enjoy the links to all of these items below, and don't forget to head on over to our game deals page if you're after the latest cheap prices.Click here to read more...
It's been party time this week as the original PlayStation turned 20. To celebrate we have a podcast chatting about the grey white wonder, give the games a Top 10 and the Sunday Seven goes through the seven most influential brands on Sony's debut console. The inaugural PlayStation Experience show kicked off last night and Sony ensured everyone will be talking about PS4 over the holidays thanks to blockbuster showings from the likes of Uncharted 4, Street Fighter V, Bloodborne and more - check out our highlights piece for the show.
Jon has some early review impression of The Crew for you and as a result has some strong words to say about the world of pricey microtransactions. With the news that Street Fighter V will be a PS4 console-exclusive we ask if this is the start of a third-party bidding war too. Black Friday is finally behind us, so we have a little post-mortem to see how things stand now the dust has settled. If you're still after some cheap game deals or console bundles though, just follow those hyperlinks.
Aren't the reviews meant to be thinning out by now? At mortal sites maybe (or those that don't put some decent hours into them), but here at Dealspwn we've been belting out dedicated verdicts for Dragon Age: Inquisition, Super Smash Bros, Never Alone, Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 1- Zero Sum, Far Cry 4 and the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Sentinel Task Force headset from Turtle Beach.Click here for links to all of the above.
Black Friday has been smashing us with hot deals all week and the prices continue to chip away at our Christmas shopping budgets. Be sure to keep up to date with all our deal posts here. As busy as we have been hunting down the best prices for you, we've got plenty of features and reviews for you too. Our comment pieces examine the new Early Access guidelines on Steam, give some early impressions on the dubious existence of PlayStation TV, ask what's going on with Halo: MCC's continued woes and discuss Ubisoft's decision to hold back review copies of The Crew until release day.
Elsewhere, we pick five failing franchises that could do with a break, and in entirely unrelated news (ahem), discuss Ubisoft's decision to give AC: Unity Season Pass holders free games. Our weekly GameBuzz podcast involves lots of chatter on the hot mess that is Black Friday and because this is the internet, we had to talk about the new Star Wars trailer. Finishing up the week there's my roundup of all of next week's releases - all two of them.
And you thought we'd be running out of games to review this week? Not so, we've been hammering away at the likes of LittleBigPlanet 3, Rocksmith 2014 and Ultimate NES Remix. Naturally, we (Jon) has keenly covered the adventurously-titled releases including Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, Arcana Hearts 3: Love Max!!! and Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd. I think I'm going to move to Japan and release a game called Dave's Quest. That'll show 'em how it's done. Right, I haven't bought a game in about three hours, so I better get back to it.Click here to read more...
We've really been putting the Deals into Dealspwn this week. With Christmas and Black Friday fast approaching, we've been working hard with the HotUkDeals community to bring you the hottest cheap game prices and some seriously jaw-dropping console bundle deals. With that in mind, we've put together a range of Buyer's guides for the PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, 3DS/2DS and PS Vita telling you all about the consoles and the best bundles we can find. Keep an eye on those, as we'll keep updating them with the latest deals.
With so many great deals, we've had a lot of new visitors to the sight, so we'll take this opportunity to say 'Welcome!' and thanks for coming to take a look at Dealspwn.com. This 'At A glance' feature is where we round up all of our Feature articles and Reviews each week and provide a list of links to each one below. This week, in addition to the Buyer's Guides we have a Black Friday intro guide, year-one reviews of the Xbox One and PS4 and our weekly look at the upcoming releases along with links to the best prices.
There's more. You can find Opening Scenes videos for Far Cry 4 and LittleBigPlanet 3, a preview for Deathtrap, a look at the last minute retraction of Elite: Dangerous' offline mode and Matt asks about the grim prospects of the naughty scenes in GTA V (you know damn well what we're talking about) now that it has a first-person view. Jon's got the lowdown on what the recent Halo Collection patch has fixed and also what it hasn't. More importantly, find out why his Wii U rudely woke him up in the middle of the night to sell him DLC.
We managed to squeeze in a few reviews when not deal hunting this week. Assassin's Creed Unity is going to have get pretty cheap before we start pretending to show any enthusiasm, as it looks like it's beyond a few patches to fix the most disappointing entry to the series yet. Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham shows the series is running out of ideas, but we still can't help but play the pants off the thing, especially in co-op - I'll try again with next year's resolution of not wasting so much time collecting Trophies. Ok, that's the lot, enjoy the links below and be sure to keep an eye on our Deals section next week in the run up to Black Friday.Click here to read more...