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Wasteland 2 £13.99 at CDKeys

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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PC games, RPGs, Wasteland 2

Wasteland 2 £13.99 at CDKeys

Wasteland 2 | CDKeys | £13.99

Wasteland 2 is fantastic by all accounts, so long as you love your faithful old-school RPGs (which we adore to a man), so this £13.99 price has to be worth checking out. Thanks to BattleMoose87 @ HUKD!

You can get an extra discount by 'liking' the Facebook page and using the voucher.

The Groupees Giveback Bundle is free to previous customers

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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PC games

The Groupees Giveback Bundle is free to previous customers

Have you bought any Groupees Bundle over the last 12 months? If so, the Groupees Giveback Bundle will have been automatically delivered to your profile and free to download!

If you haven't, you can still consider spending about 63p for an odd little package of games, OSTs and comics, highlights being SanctuaryRPG and Borealis.

HANDS-ON | The Crew is an insanely ambitious adventure playground

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Jonathan Lester
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Features
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Games previews, PC games, PS4 games, The Crew, Xbox One Games

HANDS-ON | The Crew is an insanely ambitious adventure playground

But does it work?

There's a reason why The Crew has taken so long to develop. It's breathtakingly ambitious.

Ubisoft describe it as an "MMO driving experience," but it's really an enormous adventure playground for cars shaped like the United States. Instead of swings and roundabouts we have enormous caricatures of American cities, national parks, famous landmarks, miles upon miles of road and terrain to explore. Instead of slides and climbing frames we have ski slopes, ramps and hills. The Crew is stuffed with events, races and mingames, whether you're hammering around a street circuit, ramming a high value target into the Grand Canyon or smashing through a dense forest like the Endor scene from Return Of The Jedi. Only with a LaFerrari instead of a speeder.

HANDS-ON | The Crew is an insanely ambitious adventure playground

We enter this crazy canvas alone and offline or online with other players streamed into our session, able to meet up with our friends, join factions, and complete all events in competitive co-op. We'll continually earn new cars, parts and upgrades. And on top of all that, there's even a story.

This all sounds good, but the more moving parts a game has, the more likely it is to go spectacularly wrong. After testing the latest Xbox One production build for several hours at Ubisoft UK's Guildford HQ, I'm inclined to believe that the The Crew is more or less on the right track -- and significantly more fun when you leave the track behind to go exploring with a few mates.

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GOG.com weekend sale slashes prices on Atari and Kalypso classics

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Matt Gardner
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Deals
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Atari, GOG.com, Kalypso, PC games, Rollercoaster Tycoon, The Chronicles Of Riddick: Assault On Dark Athena

GOG.com weekend sale slashes prices on Atari and Kalypso classics

Another weekend looms and along with it comes another GOG sale. For the next eighty or so hours, the digital distribution outlet have cut prices on a number of Atari and Kalypso classics, including the likes of Rollercoaster Tycoon 1, 2, and 3, The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, Omerta: City of Gangsters, and Port Royale.

Click here to see the full list of discounts.

The Crew Video Interview | "We trust you. Go and have fun!"

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Features
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Driving games, MMO, PC games, PS4 games, The Crew, Video Interview, Xbox One Games

The Crew is utterly enormous in scope and ambitious in scale, but with so many moving parts, there's a lot to take in. It's an 'MMO driving experience' in a massive open world with numerous events, a storyline, factions, exploration, progression, 'shared-world' multiplayer and unlockable cars to consider. How will it work? Will it work at launch, given Ubisoft's track record with Uplay and PC?

Luckily Creative Director Julian Gerighty was on hand for a lengthy interview.

Stay tuned for our detailed hands-on preview later today!

Ms Splosion Man, Defender's Quest, Long Live The Queen and more in the Humble Leading Ladies Bundle

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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PC games

Ms Splosion Man, Defender's Quest, Long Live The Queen and more in the Humble Leading Ladies Bundle

The Humble Leading Ladies bundle is now live in support of Girls Make Games, and a smart little bargain to boot.

Pay what you want for Lilly Looking Through, which I can't personally vouch for, but also Ms Splosion Man, the utterly magnificent Defender's Quest and chilling point & clicker The Cat Lady.

Beat $6 (£3.68) to also receive Long Live The Queen (a crazy deep visual novel that's I bought too late to review) and The Yawg. Thanks to BuzzDuraband @ HUKD!

Game Night | Guild Wars 2 - Fire Elementals, Refreshing Armpits, and a Dance Epidemic

Author:
Matt Gardner
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Features
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Game Night, Guild Wars 2, MMOs, PC games, RPGs, Videos

Guild Wars 2 is FREE this week, and so, after a year of constant nagging, Jon and Carl finally managed to persuade me to set aside my MMO reservations once again and leap into the fray.

Everything was going swimmingly, public events were popping up all over the place, much to my delight, and after almost falling to my death, we had a nice little dance party.

And then someone suggested we go fight a massive fire elemental.

Valve complete pack just £18.99 on Steam

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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PC games, Valve
Valve complete pack just £18.99 on Steam

Valve Complete Pack | Steam | £18.99 (75% saving vs RRP)

This is some great value, at least if you don't own the majority of these bona fide classics. You get all the Half-Life games, both Portals, both Left 4 Deads, both Team Fortresses (the second is F2P but still on here for some reason), all the Counter-Strikes including GO, Richochet, Day Of Defeat...

Hang on a second. £18.99? 1+8+9+9 = 27 = 3 x 3 x 3 ... HALF LIFE 3 CONFIRMED! You heard it here first.

Child Of Light just £4.50 on Greenman Gaming (PC, with code)

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Child Of Light, JRPG, PC games

Child Of Light just £4.50 on Greenman Gaming (PC, with code)

Child Of Light | Greenman Gaming | £4.50
Review | Voucher Code: SEPTEM-BEROFF-ER25XX

Child Of Light is a thing of beauty; a poetic blend of gorgeous visuals, exploration and hardcore JRPG combat that's best enjoyed on higher difficulties. If you're interested, GMG are currently running a tasty little sale, working out at a very reasonable £4.50 after applying their SEPTEM-BEROFF-ER25XX voucher code at checkout.

It's cheaper than The Humble Store's offering, though does use the dreaded Uplay. Thanks to ALW4RD1 and ferreirm @ HUKD!

Cubemen, Thomas Was Alone & the Blackwell series headline Humble PC & Android Bundle 11

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Android Games, PC games

Cubemen, Thomas Was Alone & the Blackwell series headline Humble PC & Android Bundle 11

The Humble PC & Android Bundle 11 is a solid little set at a minuscule price.

A minimum of £0.64 will net you Thomas Was Alone, Bridge Constructor Playground, Cubemen and Cubemen 2, while beating the average will also secure Smallsword along with three of the utterly brilliant Blackwell point-and-click adventures. You'll get Steam codes and Android downloads.

Thanks once again to BuzzDuraband @ HUKD!

Arena Commander Gameplay | Jumping into the Battle Royale

Author:
Carl Phillips
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Features
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Arena Commander, Cloud Imperium, Gameplay, PC games, Star Citizen

Star Citizen recently released a new patch that incorporated two new modes - a co-op version of the Vanduul Swarm, and a race type named the Murray Cup. The plan was to show off the gameplay of the co-op modes in action, but the ability to invite friends into matches was turned off at the time of recording. So, after a bit of trial and error, Carl and Jon managed to get into the same online match and sampled the dogfighting action of the Battle Royale mode. See why you probably won't want them on your wing by watching today's video.

Play Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+ free for a week on Steam, buy it at 66% off

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Bandai Namco, Pac-Man Championship Edition DX, PC games

Play Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+ free for a week on Steam, buy it at 66% off

Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+ | Steam | £2.71 (RRP: £7.99)
Review

How can you update a legendary game like Pac-Man for a new generation? It seems like an impossible task, but Pac-Man Championship Edition DX managed it by ramping up the challenge and introducing hectic new predation mechanics. It's genuinely fresh and fantastic - and you can play it for free on Steam for a week.

If you like it and haven't had your fill by September 29th, it's available to buy at a 66% discount (the base game and DLC-complete full version). Thanks to jaystan @ HUKD!

FPS Redux Bundle just £2.99 at Bundle Stars

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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FPS, PC games

FPS Redux Bundle just £2.99 at Bundle Stars

Bundle Stars' FPS Redux Bundle is a mixed bag, but one that's stuffed full of shooters nonetheless. The highlight is naturally STALKER: Clear Sky, but you'll also get Lovely Planet (which is a serious shooter despite its adorable aesthetic), Depth Hunter 2, Dark Raid, app-turned-PC game Dead Effect, 3089, IronStorm, Chrome, Chrome SpecForce and Epigenesis.

Ah, Epigenesis. A promising winner of the Make Something Unreal competition that I would have reviewed... if I could find even a single game on its servers. Early access can be murder for small multiplayer titles, so if this bundle leads to a bigger player base, I'll give it some more coverage.

Waves only 79p on Steam

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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PC games, SHMUP, Squid In A Box, Waves
Waves only 79p on Steam

Waves | Steam | £0.79 (RRP £6.99)
Waves Review

Waves is still an absolutely sensational twin-stick shooter, offering both gorgeous visuals and a varied, hectic selection of gametypes to enjoy. At £0.74, it's also cheap as chips. As in, individual chips.

If you're feeling a cloying sense of deja vu, that's because we've run a few Waves deals and bundles before, only never this cheap. Be sure to check your backlog to avoid doubling up.

Disney Infinity 2.0 - Guardians Of The Galaxy Playset Review | Racket Raccoon

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Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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Action Games, Avalanche Software, Disney Infinity 2.0, Disney Interactive, PC games, PS3 games, PS4 games, Sandbox games, Wii U games, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

Disney Infinity 2.0 - Guardians Of The Galaxy Playset Review | Racket Raccoon

Platforms: PC | PS3 | PS4 | Wii U | Xbox 360 | Xbox One (reviewed)

Developer: Avalanche Software | Ninja Theory (combat)

Publisher: Disney Interactive

Guardians Of The Galaxy deserves a good game. This isn't it.

We were initially thrilled at the news that Disney Infinity 2.0 would be doing the heavy lifting when it came to Guardians' movie tie-in. Instead of a terrible Activision-published atrocity, we were promised a lengthy piece of fanservice including high quality miniatures and production values, boasting a story from none other than Brian Michael Bendis himself, available for £15 alongside the Star-Lord and Gamora figures. What a fantastic idea.

And what horrible execution. Disney Infinty 2.0 ultimately triumphs despite its issues, but the Guardians Of The Galaxy playset is one of the worst games I've suffered through in years. Other sites seem to have included this expansion in their reviews for the base game, but I'd like to discuss what is effectively a DLC pack in detail so you can be forewarned against throwing bad money after good.

Or, in other words, buy the Rocket Raccoon figure and steer clear of this sorry shovelware.

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Disney Infinity 2.0 Review | Marvellous Toybox, Perilous Playsets

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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Action Games, Avalanche Software, Disney Infinity 2.0, Disney Interactive, PC games, PS3 games, PS4 games, Sandbox games, Wii U games, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

Disney Infinity 2.0 Review | Marvellous Toybox, Perilous Playsets

Platforms: PC | PS3 | PS4 | Wii U | Xbox 360 | Xbox One (reviewed)

Developer: Avalanche Software | Ninja Theory (combat)

Publisher: Disney Interactive

There's no such thing as a "good game for kids." There are only good games, some of which are more accessible than others. Take Minecraft, designed to encourage experimentation and creativity regardless of age. Or Mario, beloved by millions despite punishing each pitfall with instant death.

Half of Disney Infinity 2.0 gets this absolutely right. The toybox mode is utterly fantastic no matter how old you are. Create your own levels, invite some friends and then watch your favourite Disney and Marvel toys come to life. It's genuinely magical.

Disney Infinity 2.0 Review | Marvellous Toybox, Perilous Playsets

Sadly the other half displays the same lazy level design, shonky mechanics and lack of care that typifies so-called kids games. "Who cares? It's just for children."

Fun fact: everyone deserves quality software. So thank goodness that Disney Infinity 2.0's better half is also its biggest by far!

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Click To Play: Schrödinghost - Thinking Outside of the Box

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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Browser games, Carduus, Click To Play, Indie Games, Ludum Dare 30, PC games, Puzzle games, Schrodinghost, Stealth Games

Click To Play: Schrödinghost - Thinking Outside of the Box

As we've shifted around a few things here on Dealspwn, we've freed up some time and space for a few of the regular features that we used to run. With that in mind, I'm pleased to announce that we'll be bringing back Click To Play on Mondays, delivering a new browser-based curio to further the fine art of procrastination.

This week: Schrödinghost

To usher in this new-old era of regular features, we're kicking things off with one of the highlights of Ludum Dare 30 (Connected Worlds) -- a point-and-click, stealthy puzzler named Schrödinghost, in which you play Schrödinger's cat, Maru. Maru is fed up of the experiments that have been flying about the place of late, and he's also pretty annoyed at being stuck in a box. If Schrödinger spies the box moving, Maru is dead, so the entirety of this short, sweet, silly little game is to basically avoid getting seen.

Click To Play: Schrödinghost - Thinking Outside of the Box

You have to avoid the circles of light that denote Schrödinger's field of vision, clicking to move and freezing before the scientist spots you, and attempt to make your way to the other side of each room. Sometimes you may have to distract Schrödinger, sometimes there'll be a leg of ham to snack upon. It's sort of part What's The Time Mister Wolf, and part Ghost Trick -- ah yes, you can also sort of astrally-project around the room you're in, using electric sockets to find hard-to-reach places, flicking light switches and radios and other devices on and off to better serve your purr-pose.

It's one of those games that you'll fail a lot as you puzzle your way through the various rooms and work out which bits are interactive, and which bits aren't. I kept accidentally over-clicking, and wandering into the faded, outermost circle of Schrödinger's FOV, whereupon he'd sort of cackle and I'd have to start the level again. But Schrödinghost is a game that's brimming with aesthetic charm, and music that you'll be hearing inside f your head long after you've stopped playing. The writing is fairly up and down, and sometimes the jokes are perhaps a little crass, but overall it's a charming little game.

There's even a Lonely Island reference in there.

Schrödinghost came joint-fifth in the Jam voting for LD30, and won top marks for graphics and sound, and it's easy to see why with its cracking concept and style.

Splinter Cell: Blacklist £2.24 at Humble on PC

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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Action Games, PC games, Stealth Games

Splinter Cell: Blacklist £2.24 at Humble on PC

Splinter Cell: Blacklist | Humble | £2.24
Price ComparisonReview

Blacklist is one of the best Splinter Cell games in years and the Humble store have one of the cheapest prices I've seen yet. There's an excellent range of gameplay styles to choose from. Trying to be as sneaky as possible is an incredibly intense experience compared to just run-and-gunning it (but you can do that too). The multiplayer is feature packed too with Spies Vs Mercs making a return along with some cool co-op missions. One of the best games of last year.

Thanks to bandwidthbob at HotUkDeals.

Deadly Premonition, Commandos Collection, Deadly 30 & more in the £3.67 Humble Weekly Bundle

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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PC games

Deadly Premonition, Commandos Collection, Deadly 30 & more in the £3.67 Humble Weekly Bundle

The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is a bit of a mixed bag in terms of both genres and quality, but if you stump up $6 (£3.67) for the second tier, you'll get the headline act. Deadly Premonition is shonky, bare-bones, incredibly weird and absolutely one of the best games of the last console generation.

You'll also get the Commandos Collection and Deadly 30, which I can both personally vouch for, alongside Lexica, Bridge Constructor Medieval, Battle Group 2 and The Book Of Legends, which I've never tried.

Alternatively you can just part with 60p for Lexica, Deadly 30, Bridge Constructor Medieval and Battle Group 2, which is cheap if potentially a bit of a punt quality-wise. Thanks to jaystan @ HUKD!

Save on classic shooters in GOG's Pew Pew Promo

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
PC games, SHMUPs, Shooters

Save on classic shooters in GOG's Pew Pew Promo

Love old-school shooters and SHMUPs? There will probably be something for you in GOG's weekend sale, then, which includes the likes of Postal and Sin Gold alongside newer niche gems such as Ring Runner: Flight Of The Sages and Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut (links to reviews!). Prices are rock-bottom across the board, and DRM-free as you'd naturally expect. Note that Luftrausers is in the current Humble Bundle, though.

Click here -- or the banner -- to peruse this weekend's offering!