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Destiny PS4 Gameplay | Taking on The Summoning Pits

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
Features
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Activision, Bungie, Destiny, FPS games, Gameplay, PS4 games, Xbox One

Having completed the story missions on the Moon, Carl & Matt decide to delve onto Destiny's second strike mission - The Summoning Pit - in our latest video dedicated to Bungie's latest. See how the duo (plus a random) get on against the hordes of the Hive, before taking on the end-of-level boss, Phogoth.

Be sure to check out the rest of our Destiny coverage, including our critical impressions vidcasts!

Grand Theft Auto V Cheapest PS4/XO Pre-Order £38.99

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Grand Theft Auto V, PS4 games, Xbox One Games

Grand Theft Auto V Cheapest PS4/XO Pre-Order £38.99

Grand Theft Auto V | GMG PS4 / XO | Last-Gen Review

With the original PS3/360 version available for around £20, re-releasing the PS4/XO version at full price+ seems a bit cheeky to be honest. Most retailers have pre-orders around £45-£48, but Green Man Gaming will send you a copy for £38.99, making it comfortably the best pre-order price around ahead of the November 18th release date. Expect better visuals, extra radio material and extra traffic on the roads (because that'll be fun). At full price, you should only be considering this if you didn't play the original. It's worth noting that other new-gen remasters like The Last of Us and Metro Redux appeared not long after launch for around £25 in numerous online sales.

Thanks to BuzzDuraband at HotUkDeals.

Next Week’s Releases: Contains Plastic Avengers and Sheep

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
New Releases
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New Releases, PS Vita games, PS3 games, PS4 games, Wii U games, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

Next Week’s Releases: Contains Plastic Avengers and Sheep

Finished Destiny already or just have a really short attention span? Fear not, we’re back with our weekly look at next week’s releases. This is the week that parents will be dreading ahead of Xmas as Dinsey are rolling out their latest toy-fest. Will Zelda survive it’s whoring out to the Dynasty Warriors franchise and why are those sheep acting like Lemmings? This is the week to find some answers.

September 19th

Next Week’s Releases: Contains Plastic Avengers and Sheep

Disney Infinity 2.0 (PS3, PS4, 360, XO, WiiU)

This might be the year to check out Disney’s Skylanders-baiting franchise that sees real-life toy figures used on a portal to appear in-game. Since Disney acquired Marvel, it’s always been a sure bet we’d see them in Disney Infinity. So get ready for new playsets including The Avengers, Spider-Man and the crew from Guardians of the Galaxy. 2.0 also marks the series next-gen debut on the PS4 and XO. The base game and some extra figures is looking pricey, so be sure to check out our past coverage below first and stay tuned for Jon’s verdict on the XO version.

> PREVIEW | Skylanders who? Disney Infinity 2.0 assembles Avengers & guards the galaxy

> VIDEO INTERVIEW | Everything you need to know about Disney Infinity 2.0!

> VIDEO | Disney Infinity 2.0 Developer Walkthrough

Cheapest PS4 / XO Pre-Order: Simply Games £50.94

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Destiny PS4 Gameplay | Salvaging the Crucible

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
Features
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Activision, Bungie, Destiny, Gameplay, PS4 games, Xbox One Games

We've already had a look at many of the modes the Crucible has to offer, but yesterday Bungie unlocked the Salvage game type in Destiny. As such, we sent in Carl & Matt to investigate the 3v3 action in our latest gameplay video from the launch week.

Be sure to check out the rest of our Destiny coverage, including our daily critical impressions vidcasts!

Destiny down to £34.85 on PS4/Xbox One

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Destiny, FPS games, PS4 games, Xbox One Games

Destiny down to £34.85 on PS4/Xbox One

Destiny | Simply Games| £34.85 PS4 / XOPreviewDestiny Starter Guide

This is even cheaper than Tesco's recent deal and also includes the Xbox One version of the game. To be honest I never thought we'd see the new-gen version of the game below £40 this year, but it seems like a few sites are resorting to hacking their profit margins to cash in on the hype. Head over to our Destiny hub, where you can see gameplay videos and impressions so far.

Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII at HotUkDeals.

Destiny PS4 Gameplay | Clashing & Rumbling in the Crucible

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
Features
Tags:
Activision, Bungie, Destiny, FPS games, Gameplay, PS4 games, Xbox One Games

We continue our in-game coverage of Destiny by following on from the recent Game Night, testing out more of the Crucible. Carl & Matt try their luck in two rounds of Clash, before going head-to-head in a Rumble match.

Stay tuned to the site for more of our on-going Destiny vidcasts, with the next episode focusing on the multiplayer modes of the Crucible.

Evolve: where's the longevity? Turtle Rock explains progression, mastery & e-Sports

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Evolve, PC games, PS4 games, Xbox One Games

Evolve: where's the longevity? Turtle Rock explains progression, mastery & e-Sports

But they're still "refining" the specifics

Evolve is shaping up to be great fun. After Matt and Brendan tried out Turtle Rock's 4 vs 1 shooter earlier this year, I leapt on the latest production build at Gamescom and succeeded in annihilating a team of uncoordinated hunters as a mine-spewing Kraken. Then I ate them.

However, one of the main concerns about the delayed project is whether or not its short matches will provide the longevity that many players look for in their top-tier shooters, and remain relevant once the novelty wears off. Will it have a progression system? How robust is it? What about eSports and DLC?

Apparently Turtle Rock are still "refining" the specifics and making the most of the delay, but producer Denby Grace filled me in on the latest details at Gamescom.

"There is a meta-progression system in the game, and again it's still being heavily refined, but the way it works at its core is you unlock new characters by playing that class," Grace told me during a video interview. "So you unlock new monsters by playing as the monster and sort of progressing up. But then the other thing is that you actually earn mastery with your individual ability or weapon, and you can skill those up as well. So as you're ranking up in the game, your character will have certain levels for each of its abilities.

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COMMENT | Resident Evil Revelations 2 will be episodic - and that's absolutely brilliant

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Features
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Capcom, PC games, PS3 games, PS4 games, Survival Horror Games, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

COMMENT | Resident Evil Revelations 2 will be episodic - and that's absolutely brilliant

Following the success of Resident Evil Revelations, the superb 3DS survival horror title that had the chops (and HD assets) to survive on home consoles, the news of a sequel was music to our ears. Revelations 2 will star Claire Redfield and Barry Burton's daughter in an all-new adventure, promising to focus on gruelling and tense survival in a mysterious island facility.

However, Capcom have now announced an interesting little wrinkle. The game will eventually be available on a single disc costing approximately £25, but it will initially release in four weekly downloadable episodes at $5.99 a pop, with the option of a season pass with an extra discount.

Our take? This is ruddy brilliant.

Not just because we've got more choice over how to buy it, but because Capcom have finally woken up to what went wrong with Resident Evil 5 and 6.

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Infamous: Second Son just £27.99 at Amazon (PS4)

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
PS4 games, Sandbox games, Sucker Punch

Infamous: Second Son just £27.99 at Amazon (PS4)

Infamous: Second Son | Amazon | £27.99 (save £5)
Price ComparisonReview

If you've got a PS4, you'll probably want to blast through this graphically gorgeous super-powered sandbox. It'll put your console through its paces, and it's bloody good fun to boot. Do expect some boring side missions and a dearth of genuinely new things to do -- though what you can do is enjoyable and very pretty. Amazon's £27.99 offering is the best new price around by a mile. Thanks to mattlong37051 @ HUKD!

Destiny PS4 Gameplay | Mooning with Dinklage

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
Features
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Activision, Bungie, Destiny, First person shooter, Gameplay, PS3 games, PS4 games, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

It's finally here - Destiny has arrived and it's in the hands of gamers everywhere. The Dealspwn team have been getting stuck into the action as well, and so we kick off our video coverage of Destiny's launch with Carl & Matt taking on the first mission on the Moon. Highlights include Carl's delight in discovering the Pike for the first time, and Matt demonstrates why he loves the Warlock's power glove.

If you haven't already, be sure to check out our Critical Impression video in which Carl and Matt discuss their initial thoughts on Bungie's latest.

PREVIEW | The Division gets deadlier after dark

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Features
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Action Games, Games previews, Gamescom 2014, PC games, PS4 games, RPG, Shooter, Ubisoft, Xbox One Games

PREVIEW | The Division gets deadlier after dark

The last time we left our heroes, they'd emerged from a vicious street fight and secured a new base of operations. The Division's first gameplay trailer gave us a look at how players will cooperate to take back New York from the deranged survivors of a chemical attack; using both gunplay, strategy and RPG-esque skills to outmanoeuvre and outsmart their foes.

It's all right here in this E3 video. Watch it, else nothing that follows will seem wondrous. Or make any sense.

Ubisoft brought the next chapter to Gamescom 2014, or perhaps more accurately, the prequel. After showing us the daytime section again, running on Xbox One and iPad, they whisked us off to a new section of the game set during the previous night. Manhattan feels like a totally different place after sundown, an eerie and haunting environment that feels preternaturally wrong as you carefully pick your way through the ruined streets. A once bustling city now silent and deserted, save for the packs of hard-edged operators stalking through the rubble.

However, the day/night cycle is more than just a stylistic choice. New threats come out to play once the sun sets, and you'll need to work together in order to survive until dawn.

PREVIEW | The Division gets deadlier after dark

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PREVIEW | Dragon Ball Xenoverse makes YOU the star, then lets you mess with the timeline

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Features
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Bandai Namco, Dimps, Fighting Games, Gamescom 2014, PS3 games, PS4 games, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

PREVIEW | Dragon Ball Xenoverse makes YOU the star, then lets you mess with the timeline

As much as I enjoy Bandai Namco's Dragon Ball (and Naruto) games, they've been missing a trick. By rigidly following the series story arcs and religiously focusing on the characters, they've never given us the chance to see how we'd fit into their universes. They've got all these cool powers, abilities, weapons and skills, yet we're rarely able to create our own avatar and really become a part of their world.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse is finally going to change all that. Now we're the star of the show.

Dimps have been teasing a mysterious new character for weeks, and finally revealed their identity at Gamescom 2014. The new hero is us, a fully customisable new chararacter who we can design to our specifications. We can choose our race, appearance, power set and skills, then travel back in time to intervene in key story moments with and against legendary series staples. Then spend our downtime strolling around a future city and interacting with other players much like a Monster Hunter hub town...  before seeing what the Scouter says about their power level.

PREVIEW | Dragon Ball Xenoverse makes YOU the star, then lets you mess with the timeline

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Watch Dogs just £24.99 on PS4 at Grainger Games

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
PS4 games, Ubisoft

Watch Dogs just £24.99 on PS4 at Grainger Games

Watch Dogs | Grainger Games | £24.99
Review

So Watch Dogs came out this year. And it's really rather good, at least, as far as I'm concerned. There's a lot of padding and fluff bulking things out, but beneath that is a holistic and satisfying hacking sandbox that sets you up for some great moments, brutal combat, stealth and superb driving escapades that remind us of the last 20 minutes of Blues Brothers. However, many gamers were disappointed with both the PC visuals and certain gameplay elements, which were arguably overblown pre-launch.

For £24.99 new (£19.99 pre-owned) on PS4 at Grainger Games, it's definitely worth a try. Thanks to Bure11 @ HUKD!

Warframe Review | Your Free-To-Play Destiny?

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Reviews
Tags:
Digital Extremes, Free to play, Hack & Slash, multiplayer games, PC games, PS4 games, third person shooter, Xbox One Games

Warframe Review | Your Free-To-Play Destiny?

Platforms: PC (tested) | PS4 | Xbox One (reviewed)

Developer: Digital Extremes

"Free-to-play cooperative space ninjas."

I could probably end the review right there, to be honest. Since its PC release, Warframe has boasted what's probably the most kickass high concept on the market; a F2P yet massively expanded take on Mass Effect 3's cooperative multiplayer, which casts us as ancient spacefaring ninjas free to bring death to power-armoured marines, robots and zombies with outlandish guns and Sci-Fi samurai gear. It's a game in which you can throw down on a spider tank with an electric katana, breed a mutant dog to bring into combat, enhance your equipment with collectible cards and even find yourself abducted by a cyborg Frankenwolf in the middle of a match because you insulted one of the factions.

Warframe Review | Your Free-To-Play Destiny?

It's also shonky, unpolished, grindy, hinges around a bizarre economy and throws in a huge number of overlapping gameplay systems without worrying about whether they all work properly. Warframe is too crazy to live. And I love it.

If you haven't jumped into Destiny yet, I'd highly recommend giving Warframe a whirl, especially now it's out on Xbox One. And free. It might just be the cure for your Science Fiction slaughterfest bug.

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Pre-order Destiny on PS4 for £35 at Tesco

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Destiny, FPS games, PS4 games

Pre-order Destiny on PS4 for £35 at Tesco

Destiny | Tesco | £35 (with code TDX-HQ9T) | PreviewDestiny Starter Guide

The servers are already live, and people are already playing, but if you're yet to pre-order, or fancy getting a better deal for the game on PS4, you can grab Destiny for just £35 over at Tesco.

You'll need to create a new Tesco account and then use the eCoupon code TDX-HQ9T to get the game at this price. Also worth noting that you'll get exclusive content with the PS4 version that you'll have to wait a year for on other platforms. It will not, however, include the Vanguard Armoury DLC as that's exclusive to GAME here in the UK.

A tip of the cap to Barrons at HotUkDeals.

The Sunday Seven: Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition Adventure Mode Starter Tips

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Features
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Action RPGs, Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition, PC games, PS3 games, PS4 games, The Sunday Seven, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

The Sunday Seven: Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition Adventure Mode Starter Tips

If you patiently waited all that time for the new-gen version of Diablo III you may be wondering what all the fuss is about Adventure Mode. Well, after you finish the campaign mode, you’ll be wanting to bag some serious XP and loot to keep the game feeling fresh and getting to Level 70 so you can explore the Paragon system and maybe start on a few new characters to share the additional benefits of your first demon slaying hero. So why not take a look at this week’s Sunday Seven which has a few starter tips to get you going on the next part of your quest for epic loot in Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition. Naturally, we’d love to hear any hints you’d like to share too.

The Sunday Seven: Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition Adventure Mode Starter Tips

Bounties

Before diving into Rifts, you’ll need to complete a few bounties. Access the map, choose an act and then visit any of the locations with an exclamation mark. These quests task you with killing a mini-boss at the end or finding an item. If you finish five bounties in one continuous session, you may be in line to receive a bonus in the form of a bag full of loot and gems and a large haul of XP, usually a few million, which you’ll need on your way to Lv. 70 so you can start playing around with Paragon stats.

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Velocity 2X Review - Resogun Who?

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Reviews
Tags:
Platform games, PS Vita games, PS4 games, shoot 'em up, Velocity 2X

Velocity 2X Review - Resogun Who?

Platforms: PS4 (reviewed) | Vita

Developer: Futurlab

Publisher: Futurlab

Futurlab may have just gone and made one of the best games of the year. And for anyone on PS+, you can download it for free now on PS4 and Vita.

The original Velocity title on the Vita was a cool retro shoot ‘em up that had you teleporting through barriers to reach other parts of a scrolling stage. We would have been happy enough with more of the same, but Futurlab really went the extra mile by adding in on-foot 2D platforming sections when you leave the ship. The game effortlessly shifts between the two modes with no loading screens to complete one of the slickest experiences we’ve seen on PS4.

Velocity 2X Review - Resogun Who?

But let’s go back to the flying parts of the game. Like many classic shooters, you travel up the ever scrolling screen to reach your goal at the top. Rather than fly to the top of the screen to speed up the scrolling, you hold R1 to boost, which effectively scrolls the screen a bit faster, with you needing to stick near the bottom of to have more time to avoid getting smushed.

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Next Week's Releases - New worlds, neon, hockey and ninja storms

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
New Releases
Tags:
New Releases, PS3 games, PS4 games, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

Next Week's Releases - New worlds, neon, hockey and ninja storms

For some reason, we get the feeling that one game is going to dominate next week. But that hasn’t stopped a few other titles braving the same release week as Activision’s new IP. Let’s take a look at what’s hitting the stores this week then.

September 9th

Next Week's Releases - New worlds, neon, hockey and ninja storms

Destiny (PS3, PS4, 360, XO) – MOST ANTICIPATED GAME OF THE WEEK!

It’s no wonder the release schedule is a little light this week as everyone sensibly gets out of the way of Bungie’s new juggernaut. After extensive time with the alpha and beta trials we’re confident that this is going to be one of the biggest smashes this year. Fingers crossed there’s plenty of depth in this ambitious FPSMMO. We have so much past coverage for you to check out including previews, deals, features and videos, be sure to check them out at our Destiny hub.

> Destiny Preview

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Opening Scenes: Velocity 2X - 27 Mins of Gameplay

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Features
Tags:
Gameplay footage, PS4 games, Velocity 2X

Opening Scenes: Velocity 2X - 27 Mins of Gameplay

The PS4 offerings for PS+ have been a bit too niche for their own good in recent months, but Velocity 2X is a stone cold classic. This newly released title is available for free to anyone on Sony's subscription service and is out now on both PS4 and Vita.

Today we have 27 minutes of gameplay footage for you, captured from the PS4 version as I play the game for the first time. Velocity 2X is a hybrid of retro shooter and 2D platformer and works best when played at full tilt. The video shows off how effortlessly the game switches between the two genres to become one of the best releases of the year so far. We'll have a review for you soon, but for now check out what you're missing, then go and download it.

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Metro Redux only £22.99 at Base on PS4

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
FPS, PS4 games

Metro Redux only £22.99 at Base on PS4

Metro Redux | Base | £22.99
Metro Redux Review | Video Review

This, right here, is how you remaster something. Two great lengthy games with vastly improved visuals and welcome mechanical tweaks... that released at a budget price from the start. It can only get lower, though, and Base.com have got some more stock at their extremely competitive £22.99 price point.

If you're not picking up Destiny next week, this will tide you over for a while. Thanks to Bure11 @ HUKD!