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Hurry! PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale just £5 at Tesco for PS3 / Vita crossbuy

Author:
Matt Gardner
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Deals
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Cross-buy, Fighting Games, Multiplayer Brawlers, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, PS Vita games, PS3 games

Hurry! PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale just £5 at Tesco for PS3 / Vita crossbuy

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale just £5 at Tesco for PS3 / Vita. Click here to buy >>

I'll be honest... PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is pretty dreadful, but just like anything directed by Uwe Boll or that awful Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel, there's a time and a place for games such as this. The time is usually midnight or beyond, and the place is known as Drunksville.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is a crossbuy title, which means you only have to pay for the game once and you can enjoy it across PS3 and PS Vita. Here are the instructions for redeeming:

  1. Insert the Blu-ray disc into your PS3.
  2. Navigate to the game XMB to select Disc Benefits (Until you redeem your Cross-Buy, you will be prompted you to download the Vita Game each time you insert the Blu-ray disc into the PS3.)
  3. After redeeming the Cross-Buy, simply launch the PS Store on PlayStation Vita.
  4. Tap the ‘Options button’ on the bottom right corner of the store
  5. Tap ‘Download list’
  6. Tap ‘PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale’ to download on PS Vita.

It's a good price for a throwaway party game, and if you're into your local multiplayer shindigs, then it's a pretty solid option on PS3 for a fiver.

Cheers Buzz!

Anarchy Reigns Limited Edition | £10.19 | Play.com | Xbox 360

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Multiplayer Brawlers, Platinum Games, Sega, Xbox 360 games
Anarchy Reigns Limited Edition | £10.19 | Play.com | Xbox 360

Anarchy Reigns is already a bit of a steal at RRP considering the outrageous... outrageousness of the whole insane 16-player package, but Play.com are willing to knock another fiver off the de facto deal price. You'll even get the limited edition that includes Bayonetta as a playable character along with two extra gametypes. Play.com will soon stop retailing once they've shifted their stock (they'll become a marketplace rather than an online shop), so smoke 'em while we've got 'em.

Anarchy Reigns Review | Maximum Platinum!

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Reviews
Tags:
Anarchy Reigns, Brawler, Multiplayer Brawlers, Platinum Games, PS3 games, Sega, Xbox 360 games
Anarchy Reigns Review | Maximum Platinum!

Platforms: PS3Xbox 360 (reviewed)

Developer: Platinum Games

Publisher: SEGA

Author's note: We originally reviewed an import copy of Anarchy Reigns/Max Anarchy back in August 2012. However, now that Anarchy Reigns is finally on course to release in Europe this week, here's our judgement without the import-specific observations. - Jonathan

Half-measures mean nothing to Platinum Games. As we've previously discussed in our weekly love-fest column, the veteran studio approaches development with the sole purpose of defining their target genre, to make it their own, to deliver an experience that pushes the boundaries of what it can offer. Anarchy Reigns is another case in point: a multiplayer brawler that allows sixteen simultaneous players to fight to the death as the entire world goes to hell, fighters carpet bomb the stages, tectonic plates shift beneath their feet and mutants prowl the city streets. A three dimensional beat 'em up with a multiplayer focus, it's an odd and weighty beast, playing out much like a satisfying mix of Power Stone, God Hand and Prototype.

Anarchy Reigns Review | Maximum Platinum!

But Anarchy Reigns is infinitely more than just another multiplayer brawler. Instead of copying their own back catalogue and their competitors, Platinum instead decided to lavish the genre with a staggering amount of depth, enormous environments and their own trademark brand of unpredictable insanity, elevating it into a truly hardcore game that appeals directly to skilled players - and competes directly with the very best that the online multiplayer console scene has to offer. Combined with a hefty singleplayer component, sixteen nuanced characters and a personality best described as 'certifiable,' Anarchy Reigns is a very special game indeed.

In fact, it could well be one of the most enjoyable and fully-featured multiplayer games of this generation... regardless of genre and platform.

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Superbot: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Has "Hundreds Of Hours" Of Content And Unlocks

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Multiplayer Brawlers, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, PS Vita games, PS3 games, SCEE, Superbot Entertainment

Superbot: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Has "Hundreds Of Hours" Of Content And Unlocks

Superbot Entertainment reckons that PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will be good for "hundreds of hours" of playtime, due to numerous challenges, trials and character-specific unlocks.

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Anarchy Reigns Limited Edition | £14.99 | Sendit | PS3 & Xbox 360

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Multiplayer Brawlers, Platinum Games, PS3 games, Sega, Xbox 360 games
Anarchy Reigns Limited Edition | £14.99 | Sendit | PS3 & Xbox 360

Anarchy Reigns is set to release next January at £19.99 RRP, which is already a bargain considering the outrageous... outrageousness of the whole insane 16-player package. However, Sendit are willing to part with a pre-order for less than £15, which will guarantee you the limited edition that includes Bayonetta as a playable character along with two extra gametypes.

Note that Zavvi and The Hut are selling at a similar price, but they don't seem to be offering the Limited Edition (yet?).

COMMENT: Yes, Playstation All-Stars Is A Rip-Off. No, That's Not A Bad Thing.

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Features
Tags:
Fighting Games, Multiplayer Brawlers, Nintendo, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, PS3 games, Rip-Offs, Sony, Super Smash Bros, Superbot Entertainment

COMMENT: Yes, Playstation All-Stars Is A Rip-Off. No, That's Not A Bad Thing.

First off, let's get straight to business. At first glance, Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale is a massive Smash Bros. rip off. You don't have to play the game to see it, it's there right before your eyes. The concept, the level design, every tidbit of information to have come out regarding the game says "We want some of that pie!"

Let's break it down: it's a four-way, multiplayer brawler, with relatively small, quirky arenas plucked from the PlayStation back catalogue allowing for a crucible of frenetic action as endearing Sony mascots from the last two decades smack one another silly. Remind you of anything else?

COMMENT: Yes, Playstation All-Stars Is A Rip-Off. No, That's Not A Bad Thing.

But to be honest, why wouldn't you want a slice of that pie? Smash Bros. is an immensely successful franchise in a genre that hasn't been touched by anyone else. With Nintendo sticking to their guns there's simply nothing like it on the Xbox 360 and the PS3, both of whom have mascots of their own. Sony have a long list of exclusive characters, and a rich tapestry of gaming history that deserves recognition, and no-one can really begrudge them a game that delivers a bit of fan service.

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