As foretold yesterday, ShopTo have dropped the price on the current-gen versions of LEGO Batman 3. Coming in at under the £30 mark, it will save you around £6 compared to the next cheapest offer.
In our review, Jon felt that LEGO Batman 3 was a bit of a step backwards in terms of gameplay, which is a shame considering how much attention love and attention to detail the DC universe was given. Still, it's a LEGO game, so if you're after more of the same it will be right up your alley. Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII @ HUKD!
It seems that ShopTo have hidden their best Black Friday PS4 console deals on eBay. Some absolutely stonking deals to be had here:
Any of these PS4 bundles take your fancy? Cheers wotta!
If you'd rather jump into Minecraft over The Last of Us: Remastered, or if you want a PS4 bundle perfectly suited to kids (small and big), then definitely check out Argos' Black Friday PS4 bundle deal:
If you're totally up for LBP 3 and TLOU with a PS4 for the same price, then click here.
It isn't a part of the Black Friday flash deals, but this price for The Last Of Us Remastered is definitely worth considering. Amazon's listing beats the next cheapest offer by around £8.
Improved textures and frame rate, along all the previously released DLC, makes this a definitive package that is absolutely worth getting if you didn't play it on PS3. Hell, at this price it *might* be worth making the jump even if you did already play it. Meh, that's for you to decide. Thanks to imax84 @ HUKD!
It's a repeat of a deal from last month, but what the hell - it's Black Friday and it's a great price for Minecraft on PS4. This offer from The Game Collection will save you a few quid over the next cheapest offer elsewhere.
I'm not sure what else is left to say. It's Minecraft - you already know if the blocky sandbox title and its endless nightmare of Creepers is what you want. Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII @ HUKD!
Sony have gone live with their PlayStation Black Friday deals, with Destiny leading the charge, and plenty of other titles discounted across all PlayStation platforms over the weekend.
Destiny (PS3) – Was £49.99/€69.99/AU$99.95, now £34.99/€49.99/AU$69.95
Destiny Digital Guardian Edition (PS3) – Was £79.99/€99.99/AU$144.95, now £64.99/€79.99/AU$99.95
Destiny Digital Guardian Edition (PS4) – Was £84.99/€99.99/AU$144.95, now £69.99/€79.99/AU$99.95Click here for the full list of PlayStation Black Friday deals >>
Black Friday is underway and it's raining console bundle deals. You can grab a PS4 with LittleBigPlanet 3 with TLOU thrown in for free at Amazon for under £300 right now!
You can click here to read our LittleBigPlanet 3 review, and remember you can win a copy of LBP 3 for free on a platform of your choice by clicking here.
Asda have kicked off their Black Friday deals with a PS4 bundle I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot of.
Amazon have a couple of console bundles deals lying in wait for activation at midnight. Remember... be quick as there's limited stock for all of these deals. Once they're gone, they're gone.
Here's what to expect when the clock strikes twelve:
We'll publish a fuller list once Amazon updates the Black Friday Lightning Deals list for the rest of the day.
With Black Friday fast approaching, many of us will be on the hunt for Christmas presents, and Disney Infinity 2.0 is likely to be high on many a Christmas list. Thankfully Smyths Toys have jumped the gun early with some savings on Disney Infinity 2.0 starter packs and combo packs, undercutting Amazon by nearly a fiver on the PS4 and Xbox One versions.
You can also save a couple of quid on the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and Wii U versions too. On top of that, Smyths are running a 2-for-£18 sale on individual figures, which makes each NFC figurine work out at £9. A very tidy saving.
You can read our full Disney Infinity 2.0 review here. Thanks to larrylightweight @ HUKD for this heavyweight deal!
HUKD got an early peek at Argos' Black Friday deals, and there are some gaming bargains, console bundle deals, and plenty of other discounts to be had.
Argos will be running two sets of discounts, with one-day deals on particular items only available tomorrow, and four-day bargains on other items across the Black Friday weekend and through into Cyber Monday.
1 Day only Deals – Friday 28th November
4 day Deals – 28th November – 1st December 2014
Click here to check out our Black Friday Ultimate Guide. Nice one magicjay1986!
When it works, which is actually pretty often these days, Battlefield 4 is outstanding. It really is. In fact, if you're not exactly thrilled by the FPS prospects this Christmas, now's a great time to jump into BF 4, and GAME are running a deal ahead of Black Friday that has bumped over a tenner off their previous price.
Thanks for the tip Mark!
Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor is a surprisingly great game, and if you're looking for a cheap PS4 deal or Xbox One deal ahead of Black Friday, GAME are delivering the goods with a sub-£25 price for both versions.
It's great to see Monolith back on form after so many years in the doldrums, and it's even better to see a genuinely fantastic Lord Of The Rings game that genuinely expands on the universe. This stealthy stabby brutal bloodsoaked experience shines thanks to the quality of its systems and its unique Nemesis mechanic that creates unique bosses to hunt and take down depending on your performance. Thanks to Bure11 @ HUKD!
LittleBigPlanet 3 is out later this week, and we've got a PS4 and PS3 copy from Sony to give away. So here's how this will go: we're going to run a competition starting today in which the winner will get to choose the version they want, after which we'll run another competition for the leftover copy.
We fired up our LBP 3 review earlier today, and here's what we said about the game:
"LittleBigPlanet 3 is an impressive game, stuffed with more imagination than ever before, and presented in a manner that makes user creation supremely accessible even as the toolset deepens. Though the Adventure mode is sadly short-lived, and the platform differences are fairly negligible, LBP 3 will surely prove to be a must-have game for PlayStation or series newcomers this winter."
You can click here to read the full review.
How To Enter
To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is pop a comment in the box below telling us what super cool awesome gadget you'd want to own and why.
Sackboy has a Pumpinator, Blink Balls, and jetpack shoes. But what would you want? And what the hell would you call it? Use your imaginations, come up with something interesting, fire up the Pun Gun, and you could be kicking back with Sackboy and chums for free in a few days' time.
You can also earn yourselves an extra entry by Tweeting the following: "Q-Branch has nothing on Sackboy! Win a copy of #LittleBigPlanet3 with @Dealspwn http://goo.gl/CQTBHR #winLBP3"
The competition will close on Monday 1st December at noon.
In some ways, LittleBigPlanet is a series that defies traditional generational thinking, that is to say it's a game series dependent not on power or graphical output, but on simple systems, deployed and interwoven in imaginative fashion. The processor that LittleBigPlanet relies on most isn't even inside whatever PlayStation you have, it's inside your head.
With that in mind, it's a little difficult to say what a new-gen LittleBigPlanet could, or even should, bring to the table, and indeed, I think it's rather important to note that this isn't really a new-gen LittleBigPlanet. Sumo Digital, having fully taken the reins of the series from Media Molecule, have crafted something accessible and deep, creating a game that ultimately does everything to illustrate that LittleBigPlanet 3 is all about us -- the players.
Sumo Digital have some pedigree with this series, having been on hand for the excellent Vita version, and they've done themselves proud here, even tweaking a few longstanding niggles. The floaty jumping feels a little tighter this time around (though it hasn't been completely overhauled due to backwards-compatibility), and environments are larger and more dense than ever before, filled with aesthetic and mechanical riches that take full advantage of the game's increased levels of spatial depth. Alongside the straightforward map that takes you from level to level in the Adventure mode, there are now hub worlds to explore in Metroidvania fashion, returning time and again to access previously unreachable areas thanks to a freshly unlocked utility or character.
The story aspect of LittleBigPlanet 3 revolves around Hugh Laurie's maniacal Newton unleashing the power of three Titans, which then proceed to possess Newton and suck all of the creativity out of the world of Bunkum, and it's up to Sackboy, or a Little Red Riding Hood Sackgirl in the case of my adventures, to restore creativity and colour to Bunkum once more. Help is required, though, and this arrives in the form of some nifty gadgets for our stitched friend, and the resurrection of the three legendary heroes of Bunkum -- controllable super Sackfriends who each bring their own flavour to proceedings.Click here to read more...
Let’s begin with a bit of housekeeping – those of you that have bought or played Rocksmith 2014 Edition on PS3 or Xbox 360 will find an almost identical experience with the current-gen version. All the new modes and functionality used to improve the experience returns, as does the ability to access any song bought in previous titles as long as you stick with the same family of consoles (eg. PS3 to PS4). So, with that in mind, you can probably skip towards the end of the review for critique specific for the current-gen version.
For the rest of us, be it those uninitiated to Rocksmith or have remained with the previous version, Rocksmith 2014 continues to provide a way for budding guitarists to learn how to play and improve their skills. Tutorials cover the basics, including setup and posture, all the way to advanced techniques such as trills, hammering, and bending. Video demonstrations and repeatable interactive sections are well presented, easy to follow, and gives opportunity for intermediate players to perfect other skills before jumping into the track list proper. For someone who was always more of a Rhythm guitarist than a Lead, it meant I could venture into new areas of play without having to start over completely.
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This isn't a part of the on-going Black Friday countdown flash deals, but this listing is one of the cheapest we've seen for the current-gen versions of Diablo 3. Overall, there's a saving of around £5 compared to the next best deal elsewhere for both consoles.
The transition from PC to console has been expertly done by Blizzard, as we discuss in our review. The fact it comes with all the content (and fixes) that have been produced since the original launch makes this version of Diablo 3 great value for money. More to the point, it's lots of fun - especially in local co-op. Thanks to slento86 @ HUKD!
UPDATE: Bundle is now back in stock. Thanks to bingzauk for the heads-up!
Why wait for Black Friday when you can get a cheap console bundle today with a PS4 and the remastered GTA V for only £299? Like the XO deal we posted earlier, this price is for shoppers that opt to pay with a card, with it costing an extra fiver to use PayPal. With so many retailers opting for large multi-game bundles, this modest package is an ace deal if you're not wanting to spend a lot. This would be a fantastic price for the console on its own, so picking it up with GTA V is even better. You'll be able to flog the game for at least £30 on eBay if you don't want it.
GTA V's re-release has been a big hit so far, with the new first-person view certainly making us consider picking it up too. Frankly though, there are tonnes of new-gen games you should be putting into a new PS4 first. Like Far Cry 4, Infamous: Second Son, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Wolfenstein. Not Assassin's Creed Unity though. Leave that one alone for a while.
Thanks to tony863.
Ubisoft have announced that The Crew will be hitting open beta from tomorrow across PS4 and Xbox One. The beta will go live from 8AM BST/9AM CET tomorrow until 8AM BST/9AM CET on Friday.
If you've already played the closed beta, the open beta will be ready and available to play on the dashboard of either console. If you're yet to sample The Crew, however, simply search for the game on PSN/Xbox LIVE and download from there.
It looks like you may well need PS Plus/XBL Gold to run the beta, given that it's an online title.
GAME are currently offering Watch Dogs for under £15 pre-owned, and that includes Special Edition versions of the game too. Do note, though, that because of the nature of the used market, those Special Editions might have had the "special" codes exhausted by previous owners. As GAME themselves note onsite, "pre-owned version may not include additional content".
Still, when it's the same price as the standard version, it's probably worth a punt.
I have to say that although I found bits of its bloated content package to be superfluous, and in spite of its protagonist being dreadfully boring, I found Watch Dogs rather entertaining for a couple of weeks. You can click here to check out our Watch Dogs review. Thanks oUkTuRkEyIII!