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Celebrate Green Man Gaming's fifth birthday with two massive £0.50 bundles

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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game keys, PC games

Celebrate Green Man Gaming's fifth birthday with two massive £0.50 bundles

Green Man Gaming are five years old and they've brought party bags for everyone. You can now pick up two massive games bundles for just £0.50 apiece, including ten games each.

There are some absolute gems in here, and again, you're getting ten Steam games for fifty Pence! Better than a slice of cake and a party favour, we reckon.

5th Birthday Pack 1

  • Clickr [Trading Cards]
  • PID
  • Rabbit Hole 3D [Trading Cards]
  • Rooms: The Main Building [Trading Cards]
  • Time Gentlemen Please! and Ben There Dan That! Special Edition Double Pack
  • A Valley Without Wind [Trading Cards]
  • Battlepaths [Trading Cards]
  • Ocean City Racing
  • Orborun
  • QuestRun

5th Birthday Pack 2

  • Battlepaths [Trading Cards]
  • Shattered Haven
  • Skara - Starter Pack
  • Steel Storm: Burning Retribution - Complete Edition
  • Tidalis
  • Tower Wars [Trading Cards]
  • Zack Zero [Trading Cards]
  • Post Apocalyptic Mayhem [Trading Cards]
  • Rush Bros.[Trading Cards]
  • Canyon Capers [Trading Cards]

Note that voucher codes can't be redeemed on either bundle, but considering they're 50p, I'm not complaining. Credit to FantasyDeals.

European Hearthstone players get two free card packs

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Android Games, Blizzard, CCG, Freebies, Hearthstone, iOS games, PC games

European Hearthstone players get two free card packs

By way of apology for connection problems last week, Blizzard are giving all European Hearthstone players some free cards. You'll get two classic Hearthstone packs in the "open cards" section of the game within 24 hours.

"We know access to Hearthstone in Europe was spotty last week," Blizzard acknowledged on Battle.net. "Sorry about that, and we really appreciate your patience as we worked to get the tavern back into shape."

Note that accounts must have been created prior to May 3, 2015.

Castlevania creator Kickstarts a spiritual sequel - and smashes $1 million in half a day

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night, Castlevania, Koji Igarashi, PC games, PS4 games, Xbox One Games

Also, David Hayter's In It

Koji Igarashi, the creator of Castlevania and one of the forefathers of a genre, has returned with one heck of a pitch. Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night is billed as a spiritual sequel to and evolution of Symphony Of The Night, with 2.5D platforming exploration gameplay, RPG elements and crafting on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

However, the project is now on Kickstarter, where it will only receive funding if it beats its target... wait, hang on. It just made $1,200,000 in twelve hours.

Meaning that the Kickstarter is already successful and David Hayter, the voice of Solid Snake, is now handling the voice acting.

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Week long Steam deals from as little as 15p!

Author:
oUkTuRkEyIII
Category:
Deals
Tags:
cheap games, PC games, Steam

Week long Steam deals from as little as 15p!The Steam weeklong deals have gone live starting from as little as 15p, and given that most of these come complete with trading cards that you can cash in on the Steam marketplace you could potentially be looking at free games!

A big thanks to Jaystan over at HUKD for another great find.

Action Henk butt-slides onto Steam today, grab a launch discount

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Indie Games, PC games, Platformer, Ragesquid

Action Henk butt-slides onto Steam today, grab a launch discount

Action Henk has released on Steam today and it's well worth your attention. We've been following its progress ever since our first contact at the Develop Conference last year, where we described it as "a lot like Trials, a little like classic Sonic and a whole load of speedrun fun."

Frankly it was brilliant... and that was a year ago. RageSquid have spent the last few months tweaking the game and adding loads of new content, from characters to levels. It's now available at a 10% launch discount, bringing the price down to £9.89.

Our full review is coming soon. Remember that you can make your money go further by buying cheap Steam wallet credit!

Project CARS Review | Sunshine After The Rain

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Reviews
Tags:
Bandai Namco, PC games, Project CARS, PS4 games, Racing Games, Slightly Mad Studios, Xbox One Games

Project CARS Review | Sunshine After The Rain

There's a reason why "CARS" is capitalised. Project CARS is all about the love of cars, the joy of driving them, and it couldn't give a damn about anything else.

While other developers love cramming the most vehicles and the biggest bloated feature sets into their games, Slightly Mad Studios have been obsessed with getting everything absolutely right. The result is a true track special: a lean racer that's all muscle, no fat, designed to let you get into a selection of superbly-realised racing machines as quickly as possible without grind, unlocks and frippery.

Perhaps more importantly, it also brings excitement and soul to the simulation genre thanks to its reliance on real drivers, not raw data. Following months of delays and setbacks, the finished product is the sunshine after the rain... which coincidentally is also one of the most beautiful weather effects it has to offer.

Project CARS Review | Sunshine After The Rain

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Towerfall Ascension Dark World DLC landing this week

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
News
Tags:
PC games, PS4 games, Towerfall Ascension

Towerfall Ascension Dark World DLC landing this week

Towerfall Ascension is getting its first DLC expansion tomorrow. The Dark World pack will be priced $9.99 (UK price TBC) on PS4 and PC and will include a new four-player co-op mode, complete with extra bosses and brand new powerups. We presume the new powerups will also make an appearance in the regular competitive modes. You'll also find an additional four level sets and ten additional archer characters to choose from.

I'll be honest, I wasn't a massive fan of Towerfall Ascension at launch. But it has really grown on me since, especially when played with gamer buddies who are fond of retro titles. It can be a little hardcore at first, but before long we were all bouncing around the screen and having an absolute blast. Co-op mode was fun with two players, but increasing the player count to four sounds much better. Although friendly fire could certainly be a danger! Check out the new DLC for yourself via this new trailer.

Click here to see the trailer.

Capcom planning more HD Remasters - are these games next?

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Features
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Capcom, HD remake, PC games, PS4 games, Retro games, Xbox One

Capcom planning more HD Remasters - are these games next?

During a presentation of their recent financials, Capcom stated they are planning to release more HD remasters of "popular older games" [Videogamer]. This isn't surprising really especially as the recent Resident Evil HD Remaster went on to sell over a million copies and had a strong critical reception. Their new-gen DmC: Definitive Edition was also well-received by the press and remasters of Devil May Cry 4 and Street Fighter IV have already been confirmed. Capcom's recent remasters have been pretty damn good in our opinion, so we're certainly up more. Here are a few likely candidates, along with some wishful long shots.

Capcom planning more HD Remasters - are these games next?

Resident Evil Zero

Surely this one's a dead cert? The series is riding high at the moment thanks to the Resi Remaster and the Revelations 2 series. Like the Resi 1 remaster, most of the work is already done as Zero was a GameCube title that could be polished up relatively soon. Hopefully this would lead to Resident Evil 2 finally getting that much deserved remake.

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Expired: Microsoft Xbox 360 controller just £16.99 delivered

Author:
oUkTuRkEyIII
Category:
Deals
Tags:
PC games, Steam, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 controller

Expired: Microsoft Xbox 360 controller just £16.99 deliveredArgos have listed the Xbox 360 controller on their eBay store at just £16.99 delivered. The controller is compatible with both Xbox 360 and PC. Although gaming on a PC primarily depends on a keyboard and mouse combination there does come a point when the use of a controller is a must.

Click here to buy the Microsoft Xbox 360 controller from Argos

Guild Wars 2: Heroic Edition now just £12.02 delivered on Amazon

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Guild Wars 2, MMORPG, PC games

Guild Wars 2: Heroic Edition now just £12.02 delivered on Amazon

Guild Wars 2 is fantastic. An enormous world with numerous factions, great PVP, a strong personal story that can be soloed right up until the final boss, but encouraging you to organically meet up with other players with hundreds of dynamic events and enormous collaborative world vs world battles. Make sure to read Carl's recent article: Why I've returned to Guild Wars 2 - and why you should give it a chance

Better yet, you can now buy its Heroic Edition for £12.02 delivered on Amazon! It's one of the cheapest prices we've seen, ArenaNet sales included.

Remember that you can get free delivery on orders of over £20. Here are the details.

Rocksteady release Batman: Arkham Insider #1 video

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
News
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Batman: Arkham Knight, PC games, PS4 games, Xbox One Games

Rocksteady release Batman: Arkham Insider #1 video

Rocksteady have kicked off a new series of videos from within their studio as they talk about the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight game. Today's 12 minute video has an extensive breakdown of the 'All Who follow You' trailer. After that, you can see staff answer questions fired at them from the Batman fan community for some extra tidbits of information. For example, did you know that there will be no loading screens when moving from exteriors to interiors? Colour us impressed.

Batman: Arkham Knight will be released June 23rd and you can find the Arkham Insider video and links to the cheapest deals on PS4, Xbox and PC below.

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The Witcher 3 copies & footage leak out early

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
PC games, PS4 games, RPG, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Xbox One Games

The Witcher 3 copies & footage leak out early

The Witcher 3 launches next week, but some copies are out now in the wild.

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Get Ananias Roguelike: Fellowship Edition from £0.16 on IndieGamestand [UPDATE: Now Greenlit!]

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Ananias Roguelike: Fellowship Edition, PC games, RPG

Get Ananias Roguelike: Fellowship Edition from £0.16 on IndieGamestand [UPDATE: Now Greenlit!]

Ananias Roguelike is an excellent free-to-play Roguelike that you can enjoy in-browser or on Android, but the Fellowship Edition includes extra content such as two classes and online ranking features with more to come. You can now pick it up for as little as £0.16 in IndieGameStand's latest deal (usually £3.24), chip in £0.65 if and when Steam/GOG keys become available, or beat the average for loads of DLC. Remember to Vote on Steam Greenlight if you enjoy it!

UPDATE: Ananias Roguelike has now been Greenlit! You'll get Steam codes if you chip in a Dollar or more, at least, when they're issued.

As always, consider paying what you can to support the developer and charitable causes.

 

Battlefield: Hardline seems a fair cop at £19.95 on PC

Author:
oUkTuRkEyIII
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Battlefield: Hardline, Origin, PC games

Battlefield: Hardline seems a fair cop at £19.95 on PCThe daily deal for today on the CDKeys website is Battlefield: Hardline on PC for just £19.95! to get this price you will need to use the 5% discount code from their Facebook page.

Click here to buy Battlefield: Hardline on PC now.

Click here to get the 5% discount code.

Remember you do not need to be registered on Facebook to get the 5% discount code. Just follow the link above and click the like button and enter anything into the box, it doesn't have to be your email address.

Cities: Skylines is the best in the business and only £7.99/$12.34

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Cities: Skylines, game keys, PC games, Simulation games

Cities: Skylines is the best in the business and only £7.99/.34

Cities: Skylines has become the best city builder in years and is an essential purchase at £7.99/$12.34. To get your 5% discount, be sure to head over 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 and you'll get a code.

Cities: Skylines is the perfect tonic to the rancid mess that was EA's last Sim City game. Check out Carl's review for more, or read the short version:  "It’s time for us to finally move on from SimCity, as Colossal Order have taken the familiar aspects of city building simulators and given it enough of their own spin to make it fresh. It’s certainly not a flawless attempt, and will definitely need some post-launch patching, but the fun factor is there alongside the addictive gameplay. I guess you could even say that, for a first attempt, the foundations are solid as a rock."

Thanks to FantasyDeals.

System Shock 2 on PC is only 69p

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
Tags:
FPS games, PC games, System Shock 2

System Shock 2 on PC is only 69p

As a part of yesterday's Humble Store Spring Sale, we thought this game deserved a post of it's own. Especially at this ridiculously cheap price.

Long before Bioshock became the darling of gamers everywhere, PC gamers were catching early signs of Ken Levine's talent with this series. System Shock 2 is widely considered an atmospheric masterpiece and one of the scariest first person shooters around. And for such a lowprice, you may as well give it a shot. Hell, I'm not a PC gamer, but at this price I'm tempted to see if it'll run on my laptop. If you want to see the game in action, be sure to check out Jon and Carl's Game Night video on the game.

The Humble Store launches huge Spring Sale - here are the highlights

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
game keys, PC games

The Humble Store launches huge Spring Sale - here are the highlights

The Humble Store has launched an enormous Spring Sale, including a huge swathe of discounts, publisher sales and even rolling daily deals. It's a big one, folks, and there are some serious bargains to be had. Here are some of the smartest bargains for your convenience and pleasure, all of which are games we can vouch for personally. We've linked directly to some of our reviews just to make things even easier.

"The story and its characters are timeless in their good humour and quality, and in that respect, this Remaster should hold almost as much joy for newcomers as it does for returning fans." - 8/10

"Super Time Force delivers the depth of Braid with the intense SHMUP satisfaction of an old-school run and gunner" - 9/10

The Humble Store launches huge Spring Sale - here are the highlights

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Project CARS Launch Impressions | Forget Unlocks & Grind: It's About The Love Of Cars

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Features
Tags:
Bandai Namco, PC games, Project CARS, PS4 games, Slightly Mad Studios, Xbox One Games

Project CARS Launch Impressions | Forget Unlocks & Grind: It's About The Love Of Cars

Project CARS is out today in the UK. This isn't a review.

Having covered this crowd-funded British racing sim from inception to hands-on previews and through the delays, I still need a little more time to fully test the multiplayer before slapping on a score. We only received a review copy the other day and these things take time. What I can tell you, though, is that Slightly Mad Studios have accomplished something really rather impressive.

It's almost a middle ground between the sterile science of Gran Turismo and Forza's irrepressible love of cars, a blend of simulation and soul. However, instead of instead of setting out  to please everyone, Project CARS is a thoroughbred designed to cater specifically for diehard petrolheads. There's not an inch of fat on it, no bumf or unnecessary filler. Just 65 sumptuously realised cars, impeccable handling, terrifying dynamic weather effects and lighting that will take your breath away.

Project CARS Launch Impressions | Forget Unlocks & Grind: It's About The Love Of Cars

A beautiful thing, but perhaps not for everyone.

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PREVIEW | Horizon Shift breathes fierce new life into classic shoot'em ups

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Features
Tags:
Flump Studios, Games previews, Horizon Shift, Kiss, PC games, SHMUPs

PREVIEW | Horizon Shift breathes fierce new life into classic shoot'em ups

Horizon Shift is one of those cracking "what if?" ideas that makes an overplayed genre feel fresh and new again. After spending years developing scrolling Xbox Live Indie SHMUPS, gradually iterating and experimenting, British outfit Flump Studios are creating something rather special.

They're clearly good sports, too, since they got in touch and sent me a preview code even after I brutally thumped Super Killer Hornet: Resurrection. That's the level of confidence we're dealing with here, and I'm absolutely thrilled to report it's well-placed. As a hybrid between Space Invaders, Bullet Hell/Danmaku SHMUPs and Tempest with a killer twist, I've played plenty of similar games yet nothing quite like Horizon Shift.

PREVIEW | Horizon Shift breathes fierce new life into classic shoot'em ups

The basics are all familiar, of course. Tutorial stages introduce you to what initially appears to be a Space Invaders clone as you move laterally along a horizontal line -- your Horizon -- and defend it from incoming attackers. Mechanically it's slippery and responsive without being twitchy as you weave through oncoming fire and blast back ruinous salvos of your own, with a crisp eyecatching art style that keeps clutter to a minimum. Hitboxes are precisely defined. Movement is smooth and intuitive, including a delightfully unexpected double jump.

However, it doesn't take long for Horizon Shift to reveal its true colours. Space Invaders comparisons are skin deep, because in practice Horizon Shift is more like two games of Tempest flattened out into 2D and stuck together back-to-back. Sounds crazy? It is. But it's awesome - and it isn't even finished yet.

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The Division dev diary is all about the soundtrack

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Games trailers, PC games, PS4 games, The Division, Xbox One Games

The Division dev diary is all about the soundtrack

Much has been made of The Division's cooperative RPG/shooter gameplay, skill system, night cycle and dynamic city to explore. You can read our The Division preview for all the details. However, it doesn't really receive enough love for its soundtrack.

Composer Ola Strandh is now the star of the latest developer diary, which explains the motivations behind the music and how it shifts to suit the characters and environments.

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