The Witcher 3 is a handsome-looking game, but CD Projekt RED have been taking some flack for the foliage, frame rate, tiny interface and other annoyances. Thankfully they've been working on a patch, which went live on PC over the weekend and is now available on PS4.
The update is also pending certification on Xbox One, so chances are it will be available on Microsoft's console soon. We've got the patch notes after the break.Click here to read more...
We’re now at the end of what is effectively the second act of Telltale’s Game of Thrones series, with only two episodes of its 6-part run left to come. As such, you can get up to speed by reading our reviews for Episode 1: Iron From Ice, Episode Two: The Lost Lords and Episode 3: The Sword In The Darkness. As always with our episodic reviews, our score will be published once the season is finished, reflecting the game as a whole.
Throughout the previous three episodes, it’s been clear that Telltale have done a fine job of making their version of Westeros feel authentic, but there has been one particular issue. While players have been able to make some key decisions, they have been subtle shifts towards the larger goal or, perhaps more to the point, ensuring the survival of House Forrester. There’s been a lot of “one step forward, two steps back” in that regard, but that finally changes in Sons of Winter. The Forrester’s finally fight back, climbing the ladder of chaos in a bid to take back what was lost, all of which makes this latest episode the most action packed one so far.
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Iron Brigade has suffered its share of hard knocks. Sued and renamed by a boardgame manufacturer, the game formerly known as Trenched was delayed in Europe for months on XBLA. Then, as the final insult, it was published on Games For Windows Live by Microsoft Studios.
Ugh. Thankfully the Iron Brigade is back with Double Fine, who have now destroyed the GFWL integration, added Steam matchmaking and slashed the price down to just £2.19.
"Iron Brigade shines as a cooperative mech title, but lacks the lasting appeal and variety necessary to keep us playing for more than a few weeks down the line," we wrote in our ancient Iron Brigade review. "While it lasts, however, it's an absolute blast... and fans of blowing stuff up with massive robots should definitely queue up the download."
Magicka 2 is many things. It's a raucous sequel that builds upon the original game's superb spellcasting system, allowing us to create our own insane elemental magic on the fly. It's a parody that pokes fun at every license under the sun, yet still retains its own unique identity. It's a cooperative romp and a single-screen multiplayer delight.
But most importantly of all, Magicka 2 is the simple childlike joy of "accidentally" setting your friends on fire... then getting away with it.
From the original Magicka through its numerous DLC packs and HellDivers, Arrowhead Game Studios have cultivated a deliciously unique brand of competitive-yet-cooperative mayhem. Pieces Interactive are clearly on the same wavelength. Magicka 2 jams friendly fire firmly on then hands you and your pals a book of devastating spells, many of which will freeze, soak, electrify, pummel and/or disintegrate friend and foe alike. The result: an unsubtle game, but quite possibly the most fun you can have with your robes on.Click here to read more...
Magicka 2 is out today and, in advance of our full review, I can assure that it's madcap cooperative hilarity at its finest. Creating spells on the fly, triggering insane magical effects and generally making a glorious mess of things, you'll kill your enemies and "accidentally" set your mates on fire with merry abandon.
If you fancy getting involved, you can snag a Steam code for just £7.49 with this voucher code deal, which is a tasty saving.
Stay tuned for our full review!
Seen the movie yet? With some solid reviews behind the remake, we're getting more excited for Avalanche's game as it slowly edges near its September release. Today's new trailer gives us some insight on the story for the game. That's not to say it isn't packed with explosions and brutal vehicular combat.
Take a look at the trailer below and we've rounded up the cheapest pre-order prices we can find too. Although, we imagine some better prices will come along before September 4th.Click here to see the trailer and prices.
IndieGameStand's latest pay what you want deal is Standpoint, a well-reviewed puzzler that usually sets you back £9.99 on Steam. Instead of controlling your own perspective, you'll turn the world around you as you explore complex labyrinths and unravel the secret behind the mysterious narrator.
Unlike the majority of IndieGameStand deals, StandPoint is only available on Steam, so you'll have to chip in $1 minimum for a code.
Dying Light is one of this year's surprise success stories: a huge zombie sandbox powered by parkour, real exploration and genuine atmosphere closes down into horrifying nights. We've seen some incredibly low prices now that the biggest games of the year are starting to release, but the PC version has now dinked back down to one of its most tempting ever levels. We've only seen it a few pence cheaper.
"Dying Light is a game best experienced on your own terms and at your own pace. It eschews the excesses of its sibling franchise, Dead Island, but is no worse for it and if you can get past the clunky storytelling and the repetitive missions, you might a diamond in the rough that really empowers you to revel in the design aspects of its zombie-infested sandbox." - 7/10 Dealspwn review
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out now and garnering serious critical acclaim. If you've been waiting to pounce on this massive open-world RPG, you're in luck, because we've teamed up with Green Man Gaming to offer you a whopping 35% off voucher code!
Copy the code and click here to buy The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt with a 35% discount! Stay tuned for our full review and more coverage, but chances are you already know it's brilliant.
Just a quick heads-up: F1 2015 was originally supposed to release next month, but has been pushed back for unspecified reasons. Probably polishing, as per usual.
Still, at least we've got a new trailer for you.Click here to read more...
Overwatch's design document probably begins and ends with "Team Fortress 2 meets Overstrike 9" but Blizzard are really bringing a huge amount of unique flair to their in-development team shooter. This new video highlights the bowmaster Hanzo, who uses his signature weapon to devastating long-range effect. It's also another great opportunity to watch ten minutes of unedited footage.
Yesterday's video features the gunslinger McCree.
Overwatch will enter beta this Autumn and will be free-to-play. Check out our Overwatch preview and let us know what you think!Click here to read more...
Pillars Of Eternity isn't the only Kickstarted CRPG on the block. Torment: Tides Of Numenera is still in development at inXile and coming on strong, promising to be the sequel to Planescape Torment we need and deserve. This new trailer shows off both the artwork and the setting, which feels fresh and unique yet just familiar enough to satisfy. You can read more about the Ninth World here.
As a backer, I'm tremendously excited about this one. What do you reckon?Click here to read more...
The The Witcher III: Wild Hunt has been doing very well with the critics. The sub-£20 deals we saw as preorders have long gone, but £22.79/$35 is still way better than other prices around the net. To get a 5% discount, go to the retailer's Facebook page and click the link. You don't have to enter an email address, just enter any text and press enter for a code.
By now, we would have loved to hell you how good The Witcher III is first-hand, but our review copy is making a rather convoluted journey towards us. From what we've gathered though, Geralt's latest adventure has a huge world to explore, with your choices directly affecting events in the game world, even during optional quests. Today better be the day Mr. Postman.
Mortal Kombat X is one of the most discounted new releases I've ever seen and is only £10.44/$17 on PC today. It's pretty damn great too. Even the Premium Edition is only £15.19/$23. To get a 5% discount, go to the retailer's Facebook page and click the link. You don't have to enter an email address, just enter any text and press enter for a code.
Take a look at my Mortal Kombat X review for a full report. I can tell you now that fighter fans should be all over this one. The combat is super smooth and incredibly meaty and the story mode is surprisingly strong, giving you a taste of multiple characters. There's tonnes to do after the story too, with challenge towers with crazy match modifiers and hundreds of items to unlock in the Krypt. I've also reviewed the Jason Voorhees DLC.
Season Pass content can be tricky to navigate, especially when you're not sure how a piece of paid content is going to work out. At Dealspwn we always advise waiting for some coverage or reviews before putting any extra cash down, especially for season passes. We really enjoyed Mortal Kombat X at launch and have been impressed with the variety of characters already on offer. So how about the DLC ones? Well, here's our review of the first to arrive, the infamous, Jason Voorhees.
The indestructible star of the Friday the 13th movies (yes, except the first one) initially seemed a rather odd choice for the series, as he's never been known for his pace and the idea of him performing combos seems a bit absurd. Thankfully, NetherRealm have given him a generous injection of pace and a decent skillset with linkable moves, while maintaining his sinister style.
As with all the characters in Mortal Kombat X, Jason has three different fighting styles to choose from; Slasher, Relentless and Unstoppable. Let's start with Slasher, the simplest stance to learn and the only one that sees Jason wielding his beloved machete throughout.Click here to read more...
Following years of delays and development issues, Techland's troubled dark fantasy hack & slasher Hellraid has been completely scrapped pending a complete ground-up rebuild. Originally revealed in 2013 and slated to release the same year, the project was failing to live up to expectations and will now go "back to the drawing board."
It's always a shame when a project gets cancelled, but to be perfectly honest, we welcome the news and aren't entirely surprised.Click here to read more...
Pac-Man is now 35 years of age and still going strong. Though we're not sold on the TV show and tie-ins, we've seen plenty of amazing celebrations this year including the Google Maps hijack and even stealing the side of SEGA's building.
Anyway, try not to feel too ancient as you browse this new GamersGate sale, which is full of tasty deliciousness. You look great, by the way. Have you lost weight?
As fans of Heavenly Sword and dev team Ninja Theory, we can't wait to get our hands on Hellblade. The studio is aiming for a AAA action title, but made by a smaller team with a tiny budget. It's an ambitious project, and they have been very open with their approach since announcing the game and have shown us multiple dev diaries from incredibly early stages of the game.
Today's diary shows how the team have been creating multiple small 'vertical slice' demo for playtesters and the press. With a refreshing display of honesty, they freely admit that the first few were not great and left playtesters frustrated. With the latest build set to be shown to members of the press before E3, they have their fingers crossed that they have improved.
There's no set release date for Hellblade, and with such a small team, we'd be surprised if it happened this year. As with any game though, we'd rather wait until the game is ready than play a malnourished product. Enjoy the video below and be sure to head to their site to see past entries in the series.Click here to read more...
Football Manager 2015 is only £12.25 (with facebook discount) on PC for a digital copy, or £12.95 for a disc-based one. You could be playing it tonight! Apologies in advance for utterly demolishing your free time if you've managed to stay clean this long. On the plus side, you won't need money for other games for a while. Just remember to eat every now and then ok? To get a 5% discount, go to the retailer's Facebook page and click the link. You don't have to enter an email address, just enter any text and press enter for a code.