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Weekly Dealspwn.com Roundup 27th April - 3rd May 2015

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Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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Weekly Dealspwn.com Roundup 27th April - 3rd May 2015

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.

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Weekly Dealspwn.com Roundup 20th-26th April 2015

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Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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Weekly Dealspwn.com Roundup 20th-26th April 2015

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.

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Weekly Dealspwn.com Roundup 13th-19th April 2015

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Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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Weekly Dealspwn.com Roundup 13th-19th April 2015

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.

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Weekly Dealspwn.com Roundup 6th-12th April 2015

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Brendan Griffiths
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Weekly Dealspwn.com Roundup 6th-12th April 2015

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.

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At A Glance: Roundup 30th March - 5th April 2015

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 30th March - 5th April 2015

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.

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At A Glance: Roundup 23rd - 29th March 2015

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 23rd - 29th March 2015

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.

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At A Glance: Roundup 16th - 22nd March 2015

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 16th - 22nd March 2015

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.

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At A Glance: Roundup 9th - 15th March 2015

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 9th - 15th  March 2015

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.

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At A Glance: Roundup 8th - 14th December 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 8th - 14th December 2014

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.

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At A Glance: Roundup 1st - 7th December 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 1st - 7th December 2014

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.

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At A Glance: Roundup 24th - 30th November 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 24th - 30th November 2014

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.

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At A Glance: Roundup 17th - 23rd November 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 17th - 23rd November 2014

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.

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At A Glance: Roundup 10th - 16th November 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 10th - 16th November 2014

Assassins Creed Unity and Ubisoft have made multiple appearances in our features this week, and sadly not for the right reasons. We ask if they're becoming the new EA, talk about what's great and what sucks with Unity and then take a look at the emergence of female assassins in the game after all. With the fresh reveal of Just Cause 3 we compare the attitudes of microtransactions in that game with -you guessed it- AC: Unity.

After playing the recent Evolve beta we ask if it can be consistently fun. Carl takes an early look at Blizzard's new FPS, Overwatch and gives us his early review impressions of the Warlords of Draenor DLC. As great as the new Halo collection is, the matchmaking has been a bit dodgy, so why not check out Jon's list of things to do in the game while you wait? Excited for LittleBigPlanet 3? Us too, more so after watching Jon's recent interview with the dev team, Sumo Digital. As silly season approaches and the consoles go to war, we examine how PSN and Xbox Live stack up against each other. Don't forget to check out our weekly guide of the upcoming releases for next week too. Go on, we've included links to all the cheapest prices too.

Quality remakes star in our reviews this week with Halo: The Master Chief Collection scoring a mighty 10/10 (this was before the matchmaking fell apart). Tales of Hearts R should give gamers an excuse to charge up their Vita's for a 50-hour quest. We'd avoid Senran Kagura: Bon Appetit though, because of well, reasons.

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At A Glance: Roundup 3rd - 9th November 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 3rd - 9th November 2014

In anticipation for Halo: The Master Chief Collection we've been examining the drastic effect the 60 frames-per-second upgrade has had on the series. We declare our Top 10 Legendary Halo levels and our latest Blast From The Past also looks at the importance of Halo 2. With the news of a first-person mode in the upcoming new-gen version of GTAV, we see if it's enough to make us buy it again. The team give their hands-on impressions of the Evolve alpha and the latest content drop for WildStar. Ubisoft anger the internet by puling their games from Steam (it won't last) and we see how Twitter reacts. With alleged Just Cause 3 screens leaking this week, Matt argues why we need the series back in our lives. Is a Mass Effect Trilogy on the way again? Well, we have a list of things we want if it is. Finally, there's the Next Week's Releases feature where you can also find links to our past coverage and the cheapest prices the net has to offer and a Sunday Seven focusing on what we'd like to see in next year's Call of Duty.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare proved to be the highlight of our reviews this week thanks to a fantastic campaign and rejuvenated multiplayer. Football Manager 2015 has a solid season, but it's a little off form compared to usual. Enjoy Part 1 of our Halo: The Master Chief collection review, Part 2 with the multiplayer verdict will be here next week. If you'd like a JRPG, then take a look at Tears to Tiara 2.

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At A Glance: Roundup 27th October - 2nd November 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 27th October - 2nd November 2014

Another busy week at Castle Dealspwn this week with loads of features and reviews for you to catch up on with our weekly roundup of links. Take in the interviews for Nosgoth, 80 Days and Silence: the Whispered World 2. Jon's been getting stuck into Titanfall again thanks to the new DLC and also took the time to revisit System Shock 2 for this week's Blast from the Past and even managed to find the time to put together a tips guide for the insanely fun Sunset Overdrive.

Elsewhere, we take a look at the new SharePlay features of the PS4, examine how Shinji Mikami's brand of horror no longer rules the genre, get our first hands-on experience with The Red Solstice, go through our scariest gaming moments and much more. Looking to pick up a new game next week? Then be sure to check out our weekly guide of upcoming releases along with links to the best prices.

Sunset Overdrive is the biggest release of the week in our reviews section, but the highest score goes to the mightily impressive Dungeon of the Endless. Most games have scored well to be honest though, including, Civilization: Beyond Earth, Stealth Inc. 2, Disney Magical World and How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition. Not Freedom Wars on the Vita though, which is the stinker of the week sadly. See you all next week, unless my internet does that odd thing where it lets me play Call of Duty online, but not log onto the Dealspwn servers for work. It happens yanno, just saying.

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At A Glance: Roundup 20th -26th October 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 20th -26th October 2014

This week's features include a WWE 2K15 interview, a look at Warcraft version 6.0.2, a Sunset Overdrive preview and an early look at Randal's Monday. Elsewhere, we take a look at the full lineup of next week's releases, examine the ridiculously full new-gen hard-drives, have a fond look back at Crackdown, examine the current GamerGate situation and judge the XO's 'All in One' message now it finally has media streaming. More? Ok, Matt chats to Inkle Studios about interactive narratives, we get together for another round of Supraball and invite you to take a look at Assembots with our Click to Play series.

This was a big week in the reviews section with plenty of high profile releases facing judgment. After giving DriveClub a two week grace period, I bring the hammer down on the long-winded saga, Matt pulls himself away from NBA 2K15's career mode long enough to tell us about the game and also run through the house of horrors that is The Evil Within, and he reviews a backlit keyboard (because why not, that's why). After waiting patiently for what seems like forever, Carl finally gets to play the excellent Dreamfall Chapters - Book One: Reborn. Jon's been having a blast on the moon with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, he enjoyed some new-gen old-school with the Shadow Warrior reboot and also found time to wave a fist at Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved.

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At A Glance: Roundup 13th - 19th October 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 13th - 19th October 2014

We've been getting stuck into the long-awaited Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel this week, so take break and check out our Opening Scenes video and Top Ten survival guide. Elsewhere in the features Carl has been playing with some new ships in Star Citizen and even took them out for a race or two. Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham has rocketed up our most wanted lists thanks to Jon's recent hands-on report and interview, ensuring it's a perfect title for you and the little ones, although we all know that's just an excuse. Matt's Interactive Narrative series continues this week with a look at sports games and he also chats with the team behind Company of Heroes: Ardennes Assault before getting a hands-on for himself too. Our weekly guide to next week's releases is up too, including links to our past coverage and the cheapest prices on the leading formats. There's even more packed into the features section and you can find all the links below.

In the reviews Matt's been blown away by the mighty Bayonetta 2 on the Wii U, but had his buzz mildly dampened by the surprisingly awful F1 2014. Jon's been reviewing his usual selection of questionable Japanese material again in the stacked forms of Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus and Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed. He also reviewed the really rather boobless, but excellent Defense Grid 2.

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At A Glance: Roundup 6th - 12th October 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 6th - 12th October 2014

Poor DriveClub, it's finally out in the wild and its main feature -online connectivity- has almost constantly been offline since launch. So it shouldn't comes as a surprise that it has a few features dedicated to it this week, including a Sunday Seven that looks at the ups and downs since launch, a podcast and article laughing at it and a First Contact video. Fingers crossed I'll be able to get online next week and bring you a full review.

Elsewhere, we have lots of other videos for you, including Carl's The Hunt series set in Shadow of Mordor, Matt's examination of horror in games compared to movies, a DieselStormers GameNight, a look at the PS4 parity issue around Assassin's Creed: Unity, First Contact Videos for This War of Mine and The Long Dark and a few sneaky video recordings of the Bloodborne Alpha. Other article pieces provide a survival guide for Alien: Isolation, Chris tells us about finding time for gaming since getting hitched, Jon details his launch impressions of Project Spark and the Dieselstormers alpha, I shake off the Demon's Souls nightmares for a hands-on preview of Bloodborne and take a look at next week's release lineup.

In-between bouts of laughing and swearing at DriveClub, we squeezed in a few reviews. Middle-Earth: Shaodw of Mordor proved to be one of the best surprises of the year by not only being 'not awful' but also quite 'bloody great.' Other high scoring efforts this week included Alien: Isolation (a decent Aliens' game?!), FIFA 15, Super Smash Bros. on the 3DS, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter and new PS+ freebie, Pix the Cat. A couple of sixes brought the average down a little on a great week for releases with Styx: Master of Shadows and Team Indie bringing up the rear.

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At A Glance: Roundup 29th September - 5th October 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 29th September - 5th October 2014

After spending the week recovering from another packed EGX Eurogamer Expo, I'm back with your weekly roundup of everything that's been happening around Dealspwn.com. We've been tearing up the tarmac with all the hottest racers coming to consoles and PC in the coming months and have hands-on reports for the likes of Project Cars, F1 2014 and Driveclub. More hands-on previews include Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2, Might & Magic: Heroes VII, The Evil Within and we have our usual roundup of next week's releases complete with links to the best pre-order deals and our past coverage.

Video content this week includes lots of fresh material for the hottest games like Alien: Isolation, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, Fenix Rage and Quake Live. Want to play something right now? Then check out Mr Spilbox on our Click to Play feature or if you're planning a trip to Sauron's doorstep, be sure to check out my Sunday Seven tips guide for Shadow of Mordor. You want more? Well, you better enter out WildStar competition then.

Our review section kicks off with a review of the premier of From Bedrooms to Billions, the documentary on the birth of the UK gaming industry, which has some interesting anecdotes, but has some criminal editing. Talking of crime, Matt's got a review of the new Sherlock Holmes title, Crimes and Punishments. Be sure to check out our other verdicts on Endless Legend, Natural Doctrine and *deep breath* Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution.

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At A Glance: Roundup 15th-21st September 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 15th-21st September 2014

Seeing as the whole team has been playing the pants off Destiny this week, it wont come as a surprise that our features are dominated by Bungie's $500 million title. We have multiple videos, a Strike guide, Matt talks about his journey to Lv.20 and is also prompted to talk about review scores in the wake of Destiny's 'mediocre' scores.

Other videos include looks at Hyrule Warriors on the Wii U and The Masterplan on Early Access. With the FIFA 15 demo landing this week, Matt sees if EA's claim of additional emotion is being backed up. We also take time to examine Notch's decision to sell Minecraft to Microsoft which has been big news this week, especially if you live on Twitter. Rounding up the week, I take a look at next week's release lineup and point you towards the net's cheapest prices and my Sunday Seven has tips on how breeze through Destiny's Strike missions.

After a few quiet weeks in the Reviews department, we have verdicts on no less than seven games this week. Big console titles include Destiny and Hyrule Warriors. There are plenty of smaller titles to check out too including, Murasaki Baby, Fairy Fencer F, Iron Fisticle, Fantasy Life and Heavy Bullets. So folks, enjoy the links below, have a great week and I'll be back soon with coverage from the upcoming EGX expo. Excited!

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