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Weekly Dealspwn.com Roundup 6th - 18th October 2015

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Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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Features, Game reviews, News, Weekly Roundup

Weekly Dealspwn.com Roundup 6th - 18th October 2015

It's weekly roundup time, folks. Here are your links to the biggest news stories, features and reviews from everything at Dealspwn over the last seven days. Larger articles include reviews for Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, WRC 5 and a preview for Star Wars: Battlefront.

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Weekly Dealspwn.com Roundup 5th - 11th October 2015

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Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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Features, Game reviews, News, Weekly Roundup

Weekly Dealspwn.com Roundup 5th - 11th October 2015

It's weekly roundup time, folks. Here are your links to the biggest news stories, features and reviews from everything at Dealspwn over the last seven days. I'd added the previous week's features and reviews too as I was away for the roundup last week.

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Weekly Dealspwn.com Roundup 21st - 27th September 2015

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Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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Features, Game reviews, News, Weekly Roundup

Weekly Dealspwn.com Roundup 21st - 27th September 2015

It's weekly roundup time, folks. Here are your links to the biggest news stories, features and reviews from everything at Dealspwn over the last seven days.

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Weekly Dealspwn.com Roundup 14th - 20th September 2015

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Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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Features, Game reviews, News, Weekly Roundup

Weekly Dealspwn.com Roundup 14th - 20th September 2015

It's weekly roundup time, folks. Here are your links to the biggest news stories, features and reviews from everything at Dealspwn over the last seven days. There was plenty to get excited about at Tokyo Game show 2015 this week and we've got an extensive roundup and links to those tasty new trailers. In our reviews you'll find verdicts on Forza Motorsport 6 and Colebrook Bosson Saunders Flo Monitor Arm Mount.

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Weekly Dealspwn.com Roundup 7th-13th September 2015

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Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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Features, Game reviews, News, Weekly Roundup

Weekly Dealspwn.com Roundup 7th-13th September 2015

It's weekly roundup time, folks. You'll find links to the biggest news stories, features and reviews below from everything at Dealspwn over the last seven days. It's been a quiet week in the news, which is probably a good thing as we've been very busy bringing you reviews for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Mad Max and Until Dawn.

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Weekly Dealspwn.com Roundup 24th-30th August 2015

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Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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Features, Game reviews, News, Weekly Roundup

Weekly Dealspwn.com Roundup 24th-30th August 2015

It's weekly roundup time, folks. You'll find links to the biggest news stories and articles below from everything at Dealspwn over the last seven days.

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Weekly Dealspwn.com Roundup 17th - 23rd August 2015

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Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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Game previews, Game reviews, News, Weekly Roundup

Weekly Dealspwn.com Roundup 17th - 23rd August 2015

It's weekly roundup time, folks. You'll find links to the biggest news stories and reviews below from everything at Dealspwn over the last seven days.

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Tales From The Borderlands Episode 4: Escape Plan Bravo Review | An Emotional Roller Coaster

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Carl Phillips
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Reviews
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Adventure Games, Game reviews, PC games, PS3 games, PS4 games, Tales From The Borderlands, Tales From The Borderlands: Episode 4 - Escape Plan Bravo, Telltale Games, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

Tales From The Borderlands Episode 4: Escape Plan Bravo Review | An Emotional Roller Coaster

With Jon now well and truly off in the sunset, I’m afraid you’ll have to put up with me and my Handsome Jack fandom while we finish off the review process for Tales From The Borderlands. Chances are that if you’re reading this you’re already up to speed, but just in case you can check out our reviews for Episode 1: Zer0 Sum, Episode 2: Atlas Shrugged, and Episode 3: Catch A Ride.

Episode 3 provided a high point for the series for many reasons, so the pressure was on for Episode 4 to build upon what we called the best episode so far. In truth, Escape Plan Zero suffers from yet another slow start, but as soon as the introduction begins and To The Top blasts out the speakers you can tell what’s about to happen is going to be something special.

In fact, what we get is nothing short of an emotional roller coaster.

Tales From The Borderlands Episode 4: Escape Plan Bravo Review | An Emotional Roller Coaster

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Weekly Dealspwn.com Roundup 10th - 16th August 2015

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Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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Game previews, Game reviews, Gamescom 2015, News, Weekly Roundup

Weekly Dealspwn.com Roundup 10th - 16th August 2015It's weekly roundup time, folks. You'll find links to the biggest news stories, feature articles and reviews below from everything at Dealspwn over the last seven days.

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Weekly Dealspwn.com Roundup 3rd - 9th August 2015

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Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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Game previews, Game reviews, Gamescom 2015, News, Weekly Roundup

Weekly Dealspwn.com Roundup 3rd - 9th August 2015

It's weekly roundup time, folks. You'll find links to the biggest news stories, feature articles and reviews below from everything at Dealspwn over the last seven days. Gamescom has rattled through Cologne this week and there were plenty of announcements for us to get excited about. Microsoft and EA had their own presentations and we've picked out the highlights in our staff roundtable features.

With the accidental outing of Final Fantasy XII HD, I ask if it's a game fans actually wanted. Destiny is facing some drastic changes next month and I've dived into them to investigate if they could make the game great again. Speaking of great, Carl managed to get his mitts on a copy of Streets of Rage 3D on the 3DS for a review.

News highlights include some generous extras with Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, new PlayStation + subscription fees, PSN outages, a new Attack on Titan game and the reveal of World of Warcraft: Legion. New trailers include FIFA 16, Mad Max, Mafia III and Lego Dimensions.

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Weekly Dealspwn.com Roundup 27th July - 2nd August 2015

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Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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Weekly Dealspwn.com Roundup 27th July - 2nd August 2015

It's weekly roundup time, folks. You'll find links to the biggest news stories, feature articles and reviews below from everything at Dealspwn over the last seven days. There are some great new trailers to watch for Until Dawn, Lego Dimensions and Broken Sword 5. A few new titles were announced including Zombi (formerly ZombiU), Constructor HD and we even have an update about The Terminator coming to WWE 2K15.

Features include a look at how the keyboard/mouse control combo may be making a move for consoles again. Carl has a guide for all things gaming on Windows 10. And there's a fond Throwback Thursday article on Arcades, the golden age of video games.

Reviews include verdicts on God of War III: Remastered, Life is Strange: Episode 4, Game of Thrones: Episode 5 and the i-eX Bean Bag Gaming Chair.

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Game of Thrones Episode 5: A Nest of Vipers Review | Family ties

Author:
Carl Phillips
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Reviews
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Adventure Games, Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series, Game reviews, PC games, PS3 games, PS4 games, Telltale Games, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One

Game of Thrones Episode 5: A Nest of Vipers Review | Family ties

My sincerest apologies for the lateness of this review, but as I was on holiday during its release I’ve only just gotten round to reviewing it. Anyway, here’s the usual housekeeping – if you’ve missed our other reviews, you can get up to speed by reading them here: Episode 1: Iron From Ice, Episode Two: The Lost Lords, Episode 3: The Sword In The Darkness, and Episode 4: Sons of Winter. As always with our episodic reviews, our score will be published once the season is finished, reflecting the game as a whole.

While the action begins in a rather tense fashion (which in understandable given the ending to episode 4) the linearity of proceedings early on take away any true feeling of choice. This is yet another example of how the established timeline of the show disrupts anything that could happen in the game, but thankfully once we get past the first chapter the narrative opens up by diverging into uncharted waters. If Episode 4 set up the board for the final charge, Episode 5 pushes them past the point of no return, as it is made very clear that it is now all or nothing for House Forester.

Game of Thrones Episode 5: A Nest of Vipers Review | Family ties

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

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Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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Game previews, Game reviews, News, Weekly Roundup

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

It's weekly roundup time, folks. You'll find links to the biggest news stories, feature articles and reviews below from everything at Dealspwn over the last seven days. There are plenty of news articles to catch up on this week. Street Fighter V had a brand new fighter announcement and there's some important information about how to get the DLC characters for free.The Wii U version of Project Cars was finally cancelled. More Witcher III free DLC was released. Fallout Anthology became a thing. Fallout shelter was given an Android release date.

Reviews include verdicts on Godzilla and Tembo the Badass Elephant. There's also a piece on why gamers should be vary wary of the new Hitman game, as the segmented release is looking like trouble.

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

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

It's weekly roundup time, folks. You'll find links to the biggest news stories, feature articles and reviews below from everything at Dealspwn over the last seven days. There was only one news story really on our minds this week though, and that was the tragic passing of Nintendo President, Satoru Iwata, at the startlingly young age of 55. His enthusiasm and creativeness was an inspiration to all and he'll be missed by friends, family, colleagues and gamers the world over.

Elsewhere in the news you'll find the return of Commodore (ask your parents), an update about Arkham Knight's issues on the PC, Elder Scrolls Online DLC, the disappointing (stupid) decision of Deep Silver to drop Yager from Dead Island 2 and more.

As you may have heard, the good ship Dealspwn's Captain, Jon Lester, has moved onto a new career after many successful years at Dealspwn. Did you know he'd posted 13,000 articles here! There's not a snowball's chance in hell we'd be on Metacritic without his extensive reviews database too. There's a final podcast with Jon, Carl and a special guest for you *may contain emotions. Rounding up the roundup this week, is Buzz's F1 2015 review.

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

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BuzzDuraband
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Deals
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Game previews, Game reviews, News, Weekly Roundup

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

It's time for the Dealspwn weekly roundup guys. We have news stories including the decision by Sony to start bundling the Playstation TV with the 1TB Playstation 4 at launch, The BBCs introduction of BBC Micro Bit boards to schools for children aged 11-12 and Telltales latest project in Minecraft: Story Mode.

We also have our launch impressions for F1 2015 on the Playstation 4 and reviews for this week include The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, Steins;Gate El Psy Kangaroo Edition and Mega Coin Squad.

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Weekly Dealspwn.com Roundup 29th June - 5th July 2015

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Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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Game previews, Game reviews, News, Weekly Roundup

Weekly Dealspwn.com Roundup 29th June - 5th July 2015

It's weekly roundup time, folks. You'll find links to the hottest news stories, feature articles and reviews below. First up, news highlights include the possible reveal of The Last of Us 2, Microsoft's Gamescom plans, more Uncharted 4 footage, July's PlayStation + games and more.

We're now halfway through the year, so we've put together our picks of the best games of 2015 (so far) for the PS4, Xbox One and Wii U/3DS. Elsewhere, I consider the impact of Naughty Dog dumping eight months of Amy Hennig's work for Uncharted 4 and also ask if the Xbox One Elite controller being a game exclusive could doom it to eternal high prices. Jon examines the anticlimax that was DriveClub's PlayStation + Edition and looks at the controversial/unwanted Metroid Prime: Federation Force. Our roundtable discussion asks the team 'Does the last of us actually need a sequel?'

Reviews this week include Dreamfall Chapters - Book Three: Realms and Steins;Gate. 

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Dreamfall Chapters – Book Three: Realms Review | Yam packed with Crowmance

Author:
Carl Phillips
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Reviews
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Adventure Games, Dreamfall Chapters, Dreamfall Chapters - Book Three: Realms, Game reviews, PC games, Red Thread Games

Dreamfall Chapters – Book Three: Realms Review | Yam packed with Crowmance

Before we dive into our appraisal of Book Three, here’s our usual bit of housekeeping for our episodic reviews. If you haven’t already, be sure to get up to speed with our reviews for Dreamfall Chapters – Book One: Reborn and Dreamfall Chapters – Book Two: Rebels by hitting the links provided. As always with our episodic reviews, our score will be published once the season is finished, reflecting the game as a whole.

The first two Books have rocked our twin worlds with their huge environments, atmospheric world building, and expertly crafted narrative. Rebels in particular provided a run time to rival most episodic seasons and ended on a shocking cliffhanger. If anything, we’ve been spoilt rotten by Red Thread Games up until now, but as a result Book Three doesn’t quite hit the same marks as the previous instalments. Make no mistake, though – surprising revelations and long-awaited returns make Book Three an important episode, but it did come off more as a setup for the remainder of the story than anything else.

Dreamfall Chapters – Book Three: Realms Review | Yam packed with Crowmance

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Yoshi's Woolly World Review | Nintendo At The Top Of Their Game

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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Editor's Choice, Game reviews, Good-Feel, Nintendo, Platformers, Wii U games, Yoshi's Woolly World

Yoshi's Woolly World Review | Nintendo At The Top Of Their Game

Videogames have undoubtedly grown beyond toys into a bona fide art form and entertainment medium, but Yoshi's Woolly World reminds us that there's no shame in creating a wonderful toy. Beautifully crafted with love, innovation and attention to detail, it's a joy to play with - not just play.

Or in other words Yoshi's Woolly World is an absolute belter: one of the best platformers of recent years and the surprise hit of the summer. If you thought that Nintendo were going through the motions this year, think again.

Yoshi and his clan live a carefree existence in the titular Woolly World, a snuggly universe of cushions, yarn and soft furnishings that's a delight to behold. Unfortunately when a rogue Magikoopa unravels the knitted Yoshis into balls of yarn and scatters them across the land, it's up to our green hero to sally forth and save the day in an adventure that's as relaxing, challenging and hardcore as you want it to be.

Yoshi's Woolly World Review | Nintendo At The Top Of Their Game

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Weekly Dealspwn.com Roundup 8th-14th June 2015

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Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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Game previews, Game reviews, News, Weekly Roundup

Weekly Dealspwn.com Roundup 8th-14th June 2015

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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Weekly Dealspwn.com Roundup 1st-7th June 2015

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Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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Game previews, Game reviews, News, Weekly Roundup

Weekly Dealspwn.com Roundup 1st-7th June 2015

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.

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