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Lego Jurassic World trailer takes you for a tour while we dig up the best prices

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Brendan Griffiths
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Lego Jurassic World trailer takes you for a tour while we dig up the best prices

The latest trailer for Lego Jurassic World ties in neatly with the new movie as it gives you a tour of the newly opened Jurassic World theme park. We're sure the opening will run smoothly. No wait, little Lego people are running for their lives and I'm pretty sure I saw a Raptor doing a wheelie on a bike. Clear your backlog people, this game is going to have you glued to your seats until that Platinum Trophy pings. Enjoy the trailer and take a look at our roundup of the best preorder deals for every format below.

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PlayStation + June 2015 lineup back on track?

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Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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Instant Game Collection, Playstation Plus, PS Vita games, PS3 games, PS4 games

PlayStation + June 2015 lineup back on track?

Next month's PlayStation Plus games have just been announced and it looks like the lineup has stepped things up a little after a few thoroughly average months. Or has it?

If you've already bought Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes during one of it's many placements in the PSN sales, then you could argue that you're looking at another decidedly indie lineup. Call of Juarez: Gunslinger (ok, not very indie) is certainly worth a look if you didn't play it two years ago. The remaining titles range from the vaguely familiar (Cloudberry Kingdom) to the incredibly vague (Super Exploding Zoo).

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Steins;Gate character trailer celebrates the impending European launch

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Games trailers, PS Vita games, PS3 games, Steins;Gate

Steins;Gate character trailer celebrates the impending European launch

Steins;Gate is rightfully hailed as one of the best visual novels of all time. With great writing and a deep Sci-Fi premise, it eschews fanservice in favour of a fantastically realised universe complete with some excellent characters.

Which brings us to today's trailer. You can now see the cast in action ahead of Steins;Gate's localised European launch on June 5th for PlayStation Vita and PS3.

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Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd is back in stock at just £15 on Vita

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd, PS Vita games, Rhythm games

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd is back in stock at just £15 on Vita

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd is a fantastic rhythm game starring of the most iconic vocaloids on the planet. It "ups the challenge and delivers a seriously intense rhythm experience," I wrote in our 8/10 review. "A diverse setlist, exceptional Vita visuals, satisfying gameplay and plenty of unlockables make for a must-play if you enjoyed the original, though newcomers should start there."

Better yet, specialist retailer Rice Digital have replenished their stocks and are once again selling at £15 delivered, the lowest price around.

Alternatively, the PS3 version is also available at the same price, but we reckon it's best experienced on a handheld.

Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed Review | Gamindustri Girls vs Senran Kagura

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Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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Action Games, Compile Heart, Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed, Idea Factory, PS Vita games, Tamsoft

Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed Review | Gamindustri Girls vs Senran Kagura

Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed is brilliant. Not just as a tie-in for fans of Compile Heart's quirky JRPG series, but also on its own merits as satisfying, hilarious and slightly kinky handheld brawler in its own right.

Once again we find ourselves back in Gamindustri, a parody world based on the real-life console wars. Each nation has its own female warrior avatar known as CPUs, who are all based on a particular console's design and philosophy, along with their sisters who correspond to handhelds. Enemies, dialogue and backgrounds all reference classic videogames and gamer culture, which keeps things unpredictable, bouncy and very funny indeed.

Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed Review | Gamindustri Girls vs Senran Kagura

You can quickly scan our Hyperdimension Neptuna Re;Birth 1 review for a full explanation of the premise (chances are that you're already familiar with it if you're reading this in the first place), but what really matters is how Hyperdimension Neptunia U takes a different tack from its predecessors. Instead of a traditional JRPG, it's a beefy and substantial beat'em up developed by Tamsoft, who also created the fun yet unashamedly risqué Senran Kagura franchise. As such, the CPUs lose their clothing and strip down to their underwear faster than you can say "fanservice."

Settle down. There's more to it than that. Loaning out the IP was a big risk, but it paid off in spades. In fact, it's actually better than the Senran Kagura series in many respects as Tamsoft are willing to laugh at their own excesses... when they're not poking fun at us games writers.

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New Lego Jurassic World trailer inspired us to hunt down these cheap preorders

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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3DS Games, LEGO Jurassic World, PC games, PS Vita games, PS3 games, PS4 games, Wii U games, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

New Lego Jurassic World trailer inspired us to hunt down these cheap preorders

Today's brand new Lego Jurassic World trailer is all sorts of awesome and the release date has finally been confirmed too. In fact, it's less than a month away, so be sure to take advantage of our roundup of hot preorder deals across every format below if you want to play the game on June 12th. Naturally, you'll want to take a look at that new trailer too, which features scenes from all four movies, along with footage of the various types of dinosaur you'll get to play as. 

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Helldivers gets free expansion today - would you like to know more?

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Arrowhead Game Studios, Helldivers, PS Vita games, PS3 games, PS4 games, SCEE, Twinstick shooter

Helldivers gets free expansion today - would you like to know more?

Helldivers, the sensational Starship Troopers-inspired cooperative shooter on PS4, PS3 and Vita, is getting a big new patch. So big, in fact, that it's technically a free expansion!

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Steins;Gate releases on PS3 & Vita this month - the exclusive El Psy Kongroo Edition is still available for £49.99

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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PS Vita games, Steins;Gate, Visual novel

Steins;Gate releases on PS3 & Vita this month - the exclusive El Psy Kongroo Edition is still available for £49.99

Steins;Gate is so close to releasing on PS Vita and PS3 we can practically taste it. Us Brits will finally be able to play it in a matter of weeks, which is a major event for visual novel fans. 5pb's legendary title follows a rag-tag band of tech-savvy young students who realise they can alter the past by using a microwave coupled with a mobile phone, leading to a conspiracy involving the Large Hadron Collider and time travel.

It will be available in a regular standard edition, but if you're a serious fan of the genre, you should check out Rice Digital's exclusive Steins;Gate El Psy Kongroo Edition for £49.99.

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PSN Deals Of The Week - 'Games under €10′ promo delivers massive discounts

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Jonathan Lester
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PSN Deals Of The Week - 'Games under €10′ promo delivers massive discounts

EDF! EDF!

Sony has deployed this week's slew of PS4, PS3 and PS Vita deals. There's a truckload of discounts on offer especially if you look beyond the AAA PS4 titles and into the murky recesses of the 'Games Under €10' promotion.

Like Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable, for example. I absolutely loved this Vita remake of a cult classic, but it broke my heart to award a 6/10 score due to its mad price point. Now it's £5.79, not £35!

You can also get Angry Birds Star Wars for £3.99/£6.79 (Vita/PS3), Monster Monpiece for £7.99, MotoGP 2014 for peanuts, Putty Squad for £3.99, Catherine for £6.49 and loads more. Check out all the savings below and remember to use our cheap PlayStation + deals guide to make your money go further with cheap PSN wallet credit.

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The Game Of The Year 2015 contenders so far - don't let these great games slip under your radar

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Jonathan Lester
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Features
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3DS Games, Bloodborne, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, PC games, Pillars Of Eternity, PS Vita games, PS4 games, Xbox One Games

The Game Of The Year 2015 contenders so far - don't let these great games slip under your radar

Game Of The Year? In May?

I know, it seems bizarre, but there's method in my madness. Every year we get to GOTY season, submit our nominations, hand out our awards and then spend weeks painfully facepalming because we've missed out loads of sensational contenders from the first third of the year. Considering that so many games release over Christmas, it's all to easy to get overwhelmed and forget about some of the under-appreciated gems that released in Spring.

Not this year. Not on my watch. Now we're a third of the way through 2015, here are the Game Of The Year challengers so far: the games that we absolutely have to give due credit once voting season comes around. And, it must be said, the games you should probably be playing. We've linked to our reviews and latest deals for your surfing pleasure.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

The Game Of The Year 2015 contenders so far - don't let these great games slip under your radar

Our highest-reviewed game of the year so far and our front-runner -- by a whisker.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is utterly magnificent. Newfound vertical freedom, extraordinary new monsters and native 3DS multiplayer makes for the best game in the series to date, coupled with a much more compelling storyline and some killer new features.

It's an acquired taste that's often as easy to hate as it is to love, sometimes it comes dangerously close to driving you mad, but you absolutely must try Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Once you push through some initial frustration, get your head around some of the quirkier mechanics and team up with some reliable hunters, you'll find a new addiction with no equal on the system. At the very least, download the demo and see how you get on. - 10/10 review

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Grab Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd & Persona 4 Arena Ultimax for just £13.50 each with this Bank Holiday voucher code

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd, Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax, PS Vita games, PS3 games, Rice Digital, Xbox 360 games

Grab Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd & Persona 4 Arena Ultimax for just £13.50 each with this Bank Holiday voucher code

We love localised Japanese games here at Dealspwn -- as our regulars know -- and Rice Digital are currently running a seriously cheap deal for two of our recent favourites. The brilliant vocaloid rhythm game Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F and OTT fighter Persona 4 Arena Ultimax are both £15, which can be brought down to a seriously tasty £13.50 using their new Bank Holiday voucher code.

"Project Diva F 2nd ups the challenge and delivers a seriously intense rhythm experience," I wrote in our 8/10 review. "A diverse setlist, exceptional Vita visuals, satisfying gameplay and plenty of unlockables."

It's the cheapest price we've ever seen for Project Diva F 2nd and the cheapest around for P4A Ultimax -- even undercutting PSN!

Project Root Review | Desert Strike Out

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Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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PC games, Project Root, PS Vita games, PS4 games, Xbox One Games

Project Root Review | Desert Strike Out

Project Root should be fantastic by all rights. Promising to blend the hectic SHMUP gameplay of Raystorm or Axelay with the open exploration of Desert Strike, this Kickstarted shooter sounds sensational on paper and is now available on PS4, PS Vita and Xbox One.

Unfortunately what should have been a shoot'em up fan's dream is actually a bit of a nightmare.

Though a great idea in theory, Project Root is one of the most deeply flawed shooters I've played in years and a textbook example of a studio failing to understand their source material.

Project Root Review | Desert Strike Out

The story, such as it is, sees you assume the role of a mercenary tasked with dismantling and destroying an evil energy corporation. As far as I can tell. Since the plot is delivered through a series of grammatically unsound text boxes that are incredibly difficult to read mid-mission due to the tiny font, I'm only aware of half of it. To be perfectly honest, though, I couldn't care less about the storyline as it's just an excuse to throw us into the cockpit of a powerful jet fighter bristling with advanced weaponry.

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Lego Jurassic World preorders get cheaper on every format

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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3DS Games, LEGO Jurassic World, PC games, PS Vita games, PS3 games, PS4 games, Wii U games, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

Lego Jurassic World preorders get cheaper on every format

Fancy getting your preorder down early for Lego Jurassic World? We don't blame you if you've seen the Lego Jurassic World trailer. We've searched the net for the best online deals and we have a price for you for each format, with each one saving you at least £5.

For these three deals, you'll need this 15% discount code: APROFFERDAY3&4

Lego Jurassic World is set to be a comprehensive title featuring not just the events from the new Jurassic World movie, but the original trilogy too. That's a lot of collectibles to look forwards to. Expect voice-overs from the movies along with playable dinosaurs and recreations of the most iconic scenes from the series like the T-rex chase, the cliffhanger trailers and many more.

Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII for those last three.

PlayStation + May 2015 games are...

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Instant Game Collection, Playstation Plus, PS Vita games, PS3 games, PS4 games

PlayStation + May 2015 games are...

This month's selection for the PlayStation + Instant Game Collection has just been announced. We have to say, we're a little disappointed that they don't match the 'leaked' ones from a German site a few days ago. Another month goes by where I don't get a free copy of Knack. That's probably for the best though, as there are some decent titles to choose from this month, along with a few that you may not have heard of before.

Here's what's coming on May 6th with our review hyperlinked in where applicable:

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PSN Deals Of The Week - huge savings on PS4, PS3 & Vita games

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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PS Vita games, PS3 games, PS4 games

PSN Deals Of The Week - huge savings on PS4, PS3 & Vita games

The EU PlayStation deals of the week are now live and seriously tasty to boot. We've already covered the Star Wars deals, but they were just the tip of the iceberg.

On PS4 you can get Outlast for £4.99, Shadow Warrior for £11.99 (just a few pence more than the cheapest physical deal!), Trials Fusion for £7.99 (though there are currently PS Plus rumours circling), Trine 2 for £6.49, Tetris Ultimate for £3.99 and loads more. There's also a Resident Evil sale with practically every game in the series slashed down to size. SteamWorld Dig is 50% off, as is Final Horizon.

And at £3.45, you absolutely have to buy Child Of Light.

Get involved and check out the deals after the break. Make sure to visit our PlayStation + deals guide for the best subscription deals and PlayStation Wallet top-ups.

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Import the infamous Moe Chronicle with English subs for less with this voucher code deal (Vita)

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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JRPG, Moe Chronicle, PS Vita games

Import the infamous Moe Chronicle with English subs for less with this voucher code deal (Vita)

We've reviewed plenty of Compile Heart's quirky, colourful and undeniably racy JRPGs over the last few years, but Moe Chronicle is probably the most infamous of the lot. About as fanservice-heavy at it gets, this 3D dungeon crawler's reputation of being a "rubbing, pinching, panty-wearing RPG" is well deserved and definitely not for everyone. As such, there's no official localisation in sight... but Play-Asia are currently stocking the physical Vita version that comes with English subs as standard. They've now rolled out a voucher code offer available in several territories, bringing the price down a few Dollars or Pounds. In the UK it equates to £26.85 all told, plus shipping.

A niche deal to be sure, but one that a few people will find useful. We won't judge. I'm sorely tempted myself.

Toukiden: Kiwami on PS Vita just £21.85

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oUkTuRkEyIII
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Deals
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PS Vita, PS Vita games, Toukiden, Toukiden: Kiwami

Toukiden: Kiwami on PS Vita just £21.85 Shopto have extended their pay day sale and also discounted a couple more games. The one that stuck out for me was Toukiden: Kiwami on the Playstation Vita for £21.85, the game also comes bundle with exclusive armour DLC at no extra cost.  For people reading who are new to the series then the first game Toukiden: The Age of Demons is also included with the game.

Get a year of PlayStation + for £33.99

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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Playstation, Playstation Plus, PS Vita games, PS3 games, PS4 games

Get a year of PlayStation + for £33.99

We're always on the hunt for cheap PlayStation + deals, and today you can book yourself a year-long subscription for just £33.99.

This is an essential purchase for new PS4  owners as you need it to play games online. The main benefit to membership though is a regular plethora of free games. One membership covers PS4, PS3 and Vita. The code is stackable on top of any existing membership. Here's a list of potentially leaked titles for next month. Be sure to bookmark our PlayStation + and PSN Gift Cards cheap deals guide. Xbox fans are covered too: Xbox Live account deals guide: cheap Xbox Live Gold & Xbox Live Gift Cards.