All good things must come to an end, and Dealspwn is no exception. We'll get right to the point - today is our last day of operation. While it is sad that we will be no more, there's no denying that we've had a fantastic run since we began in 2009. We've covered some utterly brilliant (and frankly terrible) games during that time, built up a fantastic community that has engaged and entertained us, and we saved you all a few pennies here and there.
Or sent out back the way of Old Yeller. I'm not sure how the internet actually works.Click here to read more...
If you actually use the Windows Store to buy videogames -- I know, but there's probably someone out there -- remember that when something is 'too good to be true,' it usually is. Case in point, arkest Dungeon, Shadowrun: Dragonfall, Farming Simulator 2015 and LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham are being sold for ridiculously low prices from one Balaji Chowdary.Click here to read more...
Another year, another hacker group somehow bored during silly season. This time it's a group by the name of DerpTrolling, who've gone and leaked a "very small portion" of login details they've amassed from the likes of the PSN, 2K's servers, and Windows Live amongst others.
The details were posted on Pastebin along with a message from DerpTrolling saying the following: "Dear Internet, The following is a very small portion of Lord Gaben and the rest of his crew's glorious raids across the high seas of the Internet." This was then followed up with "Let this be a warning to all. Nothing is safe from Derp."Click here to read more...
As Viceroy of the Dealspwn Citadel*, I feel it is my duty to remind all you wonderful people (especially you – looking sharp there!) that if you still have any outstanding physical items that you want delivered in time for Christmas, today is the day to get ordering. While some outlets have a cut-off point of 17:00 GMT, we recommend you play it safe and get those orders in before 14:00 GMT.
Of course, you could always go the digital route at the last minute, but in the case of games on consoles you’ll more than likely be paying more than you could be compared to a boxed version. Finally, with most online retailers recommending First Class delivery options to ensure you get your purchases on time, do take the appropriate charges into account when ordering.
*The self-appointed title of Viceroy may or may not be legally binding or in fact make any sense whatsoever. Always consult a professional before heeding advice from this man.
PSA: If you're getting an Xbox 360 copy of Grand Theft Auto V tomorrow, Rockstar advises you not to install both discs. "For optimal performance, we recommend not installing [the 'Play'] disc," they informed an inquisitive fan on Twitter. "We will have more info on our Support Site at launch." The first disc is intended to be installed onto your hard drive in its entirety (weighing in at 7GB), but by the looks of things, the second ought to be remain firmly in your disc tray. Until October, probably.
Want to win a free copy of GTA V? Be sure to get involved in the massive Dealspwn/HUKD #winGTAV twitter party from 6PM today!
Sony has announced that the PlayStation Network will be offline for scheduled maintenance from 16:00 on Thursday 7th January until 04:00 on Friday the 8th. During the downtime, you won't be able to access the PlayStation Store, Account Management or Account Registration, but you will be able to play online if you log in before the maintenance begins.
Keep calm and carry on.
We take our reviews pretty damn seriously here at Dealspwn, and we like to think of our 1-10 scale as a barometer for quality, value, technical execution, conceptual innovation, and fun.
But sometimes something more is needed. A game can be exceptional fun, but technical limitations might mean that it's impossible for us to give it a higher score than a 7 or an 8 - both good scores for a game to receive, but often recommendations that come with caveats. Since Dragon's Dogma we've been debating how to bring about a simple way of elevating certain games that fall into this difficult area above their similarly scored peers, and we've finally worked out a way of doing so.
So it is that we're very pleased to unveil...the Dealspwn Editor's Choice award!
At the highest end of the scoring spectrum, the Editor's Choice badge will be reserved for games of the highest quality, an emphatic recommendation from all of us here on site to complement the games that receive scores off 9 and 10 going forward.
But, perhaps more importantly, select games that receive scores of 7 and 8, should they prove themselves exceptionally worthy, compelling, ambitious experiences, that we feel deserve a little greater attention than perhaps their score bracket will allow, may also receive the award.
We're also going to start running a Game of the Month section. On the 1st of each month, we'll put our heads together and come up with our top three recommendations from that month, along with a list of all of the games awarded an Editor's Choice award for that month. Of course, we'll be inviting you wonderful people to comment and cast your own votes too, with a chance for all who get involved to win a copy of our top game for that particular month. There'll be more details to follow come October 1st.
You can find out more about our reviewing process here, along with info on how to apply to be an associate reviewer.
Just in case you didn't get the memo, PS Plus membership has been discounted by 25% today - bringing an annual subscription down to £29.99. The offer is available for new adopters, but existing members can bolt an extra year onto their current subscription should they want to.
Be aware that the promotion expires in a fortnight.
Sony has announced that the PlayStation Network will be offline for scheduled maintenance from 16:00 on Thursday 26th July until 08:00 on Friday the 27th. During the downtime, you won't be able to access the PlayStation Store, Account Management or Account Registration, but you will be able to play online if you log in before the maintenance begins.
Keep calm and carry on.
Blizzard have announced that Diablo III will be offline tomorrow morning in preparation for the release of patch 1.0.3.Click here to read more...
Just in case you haven't already bought it, Humble Indie Bundle V is fast approaching its final day of sales. And, more importantly, it's easily the best bundle yet.
Beating the average price of £5.41 will net you:
And you can support two great charities. Basically, get on this, and do it now. Before it's too late.
Just a quick reminder that the E3 2012 press conferences will be kicking off in just over an hour. Here's what the evening's itinerary looks like:
Monday, June 4th
Tuesday, June 5
We'll be making sure that the biggest highlights from each press conference are bulletined right here on Dealspwn, so if you're a little tired from all of the Jubilee jubilation, fret not. We'll have you covered come morning! Keep up to date with all of our E3 2012 coverage here.
Halo 4 isn't in beta. We all know this. But just in case, Microsoft has warned gamers against phishing scams purporting to be Halo 4 beta invites. 343 Industries' David Ellis recently dropped the confirmation on Twitter, complete with excellent Star Trek meme.
"If you see a page claiming to allow you to sign up for a Halo 4 beta be advised, IT'S A FAKE."
A quick Google search was enough to find a couple of fairly convincing fronts. With Xbox Live account security a major concern at the moment, and strong passwords a must, make sure you don't fall prey to this fairly obvious trap. Treat any and all emails that encourage you to divulge personal information with extreme suspicion.