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The Order: 1886 & Evolve prove that AAA games prices are broken - and stuck in the past

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Features
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AAA games, Evolve, PSN, The Order: 1886, Xbox Live

The Order: 1886 & Evolve prove that AAA games prices are broken - and stuck in the past

The Order: 1886 and Evolve are very different games, but they have more in common than you might expect.

They're the biggest games of February 2015. They both failed to live up to their hype. And they both cost upwards of £49.99 at full retail price on PSN or Xbox Live -- £54.99 in the Case of Evolve.

Or to put it another way: they shouldn't cost upwards of £49.99.

In an age when numerous new business models are emerging and thriving, when gamers have more choice about how to buy into and engage with their hobby than ever before, Evolve and The Order: 1886 prove that AAA games pricing is stuck in the past, and it needs to change.

The Order: 1886 & Evolve prove that AAA games prices are broken - and stuck in the past

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Cheap PSN Credit: top up £35 for only £29.45

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Playstation Store, PS Vita games, PS3 games, PS4 games, PSN, PSN credit

Cheap PSN Credit: top up £35 for only £29.45

Get £35 PSN credit for £29.45 from CDKeys. Click here to buy >>

Remember, you'll need to use the 5% off Facebook voucher code to get it at this price. Click here to nab your code now!

It's always worth having some PSN Credit in the bank for a rainy day or a screaming deal -- for example, this week a huge slew of season passes and DLC packs are on sale such as the majestic Mass Effect 3: Citadel. So why not make your money go further? Thanks to danielsnotebook @ HUKD!

Having trouble downloading Dying Light on PS4? Here's the fix

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Bugs, Dying Light, Fixes, Playstation Store, PSN

Having trouble downloading Dying Light on PS4? Here's the fix

Don't worry if you're having trouble running that digital version of Dying Light that you bought on PS4, you're not alone. There's a pesky bug affecting digital versions of the game on PS4 where the system thinks that the game has already been downloaded and installed even when it hasn't. I punched in a download code for the game yesterday and instead of a download button, it simply said "Start" as if it had already been installed.

Annoying, but not insurmountable.

Basically, if you're faced with the same issue, simply log into the PlayStation Store on another device, app or browser and opt to download the game remotely. Once you've logged in, there should be a button underneath the game thumbnail that reads "Download to PS4". Click that and it'll start downloading properly on your machine.

For a longer explanation and more info, click here.

PSN Voucher Code: 10% Off Games & DLC!

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
PS Vita games, PS3 games, PS4 games, PSN

PSN Voucher Code: 10% Off Games & DLC!

As reported earlier this week, Sony are issuing a 10% off PSN voucher code to apologise for the server outages over Christmas. Unfortunately they neglected to tell us what the code actually was, but now they're ready for action.

  • UK PSN Voucher Code: T6R3KB529K

Note the following: "To recap, some exceptions do apply, including subscriptions for PS Plus, Music Unlimited, rental video content, pre-orders and transactions made on PlayStation Store via the PS Vita, PlayStation TV or PSP content (if you want to purchase PS Vita or PSP content, you can do so via the webstore). The 10% promo will stack on top of existing sale discounts, as announced this Wednesday."

The discount will be valid until 9.00am GMT on 26th January, so get on it! Let us know what you're buying.

PSN Deals Of The Week: Lara Croft And The Temple Of Osiris only £7.50 on PS4!

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
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Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, PS Vita games, PS3 games, PS4 games, PSN

PSN Deals Of The Week: Lara Croft And The Temple Of Osiris only £7.50 on PS4!

Sony has announced this weeks PSN sale on PS4, PS3 and Vita - and they've rather put Microsoft to shame this time around.

On the PS4, Lara Croft & The Temple Of Osiris is a crazy £7.50 (50% off) or £10 with the season pass despite only coming out last month. Read our 8/10 review to find out why this is easily the highlight of the week, so long as you're cooperatively minded. Telltale's Tales From The Borderlands and Game Of Thrones series have also been slashed down to size, much like Lord Stark.

Vita-wise, those of an otaku persuasion should definitely check out Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus at 40% off and a ridiculous 80% saving on Trials clone Urban Trial Freestyle. Finally, PS3 owners have a massive 2K sale to browse, but should remember that Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is coming to PS4. Click below for the full list of savings, and thanks to youseftoma!

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PSN: 10% off PS3, PS4 & Vita games this weekend with voucher code

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
PS3 games, PS4 games, PSN, Sony

PSN: 10% off PS3, PS4 & Vita games this weekend with voucher code

Sony has announced that they'll be distributing a 10% off voucher code to PSN subscribers to apologise for the many outages over the Christmas break.

"The discount will be valid from 9.00am GMT on 23rd January until 9.00am GMT on 26th January," explains the PlayStation Blog. "Simply use the promotion code for a one-time 10% discount off eligible items in a total cart purchase in PlayStation Store on PS3, PS4 or via store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com." PS Plus subscriptions, Music Unlimited subs and rental video content are not eligible, but game pre-orders and DLC definitely will be.

So what is the voucher code, then? Sadly we have no idea, because Sony hasn't revealed it yet! According to an official comment on the US PlayStation Blog, they'll reveal it on the blogs and social channels nearer the time, so stay tuned.

TODAY ONLY! £25 PSN credit for £19.95 from CDKeys, save over £5

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Playstation Store, PS Vita games, PS3 games, PS4 games, PSN, PSN credit

TODAY ONLY! £25 PSN credit for £19.95 from CDKeys, save over £5

Get £25 PSN credit for £19.95 from CDKeys. Click here to buy >>

Definitely snap this up if you've been eyeing up some digital purchases over on the PlayStation store. Remember, you'll need to use the 5% off Facebook voucher code to get it at this price. Click here to nab your code now!

PlayStation running a Free Multiplayer Weekend on PS4 from Jan 16th - 18th

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
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PS Plus, PS4, PS4 games, PSN

PlayStation running a Free Multiplayer Weekend on PS4 from Jan 16th - 18th

Did you get a PS4 for Christmas but haven't signed up to PS Plus yet? Well, Sony are running a Free Multiplayer Weekend from this Friday, meaning you can jump into some online action and see what you've been missing out on.

The promotion will run from Friday 16th January through Sunday 18th, and it'll only be running on PS4, what with multiplayer being free already on PS3 and Vita.

If you'd rather just buy twelve months of PS Plus, click here to purchase from Rakuten and use the voucher code JANOFFER10 to get £10 off! Cheers jaystan.

Nab £25 of PSN credit for £20 today via Rakuten, £35 for £28.99 at CDKeys

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
Tags:
PS Vita games, PS3 games, PS4, PS4 games, PSN, PSN credit

Nab £25 of PSN credit for £20 today via Rakuten, £35 for £28.99 at CDKeys

£25 PSN credit now £20 via ShopTo (Rakuten). Click here to buy! >>

You'll need to use Rakuten voucher code JANOFFER5 to get it at this price.

It's not just Xbox fans who can save big on credit with the Rakuten voucher code, PlayStation owners can get in on the act too. If you fancy saving even more, though, it might be worth heading over to CDKeys where you can get £35 PSN credit for only £28.99.

Just remember to use the Facebook voucher to get it at that price.

Get £42 PSN credit for £35.99 from CDKeys

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Playstation Store, PS Vita games, PS3 games, PS4 games, PSN, PSN credit

Get £42 PSN credit for £35.99 from CDKeys

Get £42 PSN credit for £35.99 from CDKeys. Click here to buy >>

Remember, you'll need to use the 5% off Facebook voucher code to get it at this price. Click here to nab your code now! Cheers Gooner.

Sony issue five free days of PS Plus and upcoming 10% sale as a "Holiday Thank You" for bearing with Christmas woes

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
PS Plus, PS3, PS4, PSN

Sony issue five free days of PS Plus and upcoming 10% sale as a "Holiday Thank You" for bearing with Christmas woes

Sony have announced that they will be issuing five free days of PS Plus to those who found themselves affected by the PSN outages over the Christmas period, and that there'll be an upcoming 10% sale as a "HolidayThank You" for bearing with the Christmas woes.

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7 Ways to Stop Hackers Ruining Your Christmas Gaming

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Features
Tags:
Hackers, Microsoft, PS4, PS4 games, PSN, Sony, XBL, Xbox One Games

7 Ways to Stop Hackers Ruining Your Christmas Gaming

Moronic hackers have once again screwed over gamers by hacking into PSN and Xbox Live just in time for one of the busiest times of the year. Sure, the hackers think they're punishing the big companies, or 'sticking it to the man', but in fact, they're affecting regular folk who want to enjoy a bit of online gaming with friends over the holidays before heading back to work. Let's face it, Destiny is more useful as a coaster when offline. Rather than list the painful punishments we wish on the hackers, we've come up with seven things to do with your consoles that the hackers can't interfere with.

Have a few massive games to hand

There are some bloody huge games out there that don't require any online connectivity at all. In the post nuclear war scorched world of Fallout these outages will be nothing more than a blink of the eye. Fallout 3 will absorb well over 100 hours of your life on the long road to a Platinum Trophy. I can't think of any other game you'll want to play for so long despite the HUGE number of glitches and crashes. Fallout: New Vegas isn't quite as buggy, but if you're after something a bit more modern to play though the downtime though, we'd seriously recommend giving Dragon Age: Inquisition a go. It's a bit bloody good.

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The Evil Within and The Walking Dead head up today's PSN 12 Deals of Christmas

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
Tags:
12 Deals Of Christmas, game deals, Games deals, PS Vita games, PS3 games, PS4 games, PSN, The Evil Within, The Walking Dead: Season 1

The Evil Within and The Walking Dead head up today's PSN 12 Deals of Christmas

Today's instalment of PlayStation's 12 Deals of Christmas is all about zombies and monsters and horrible things. The Evil Within is down to £24.99 and £13.99 on PS4 and PS3 respectively, with The Walking Dead: Season One down to £6.49.

All deals are due to go live at 12.00pm GMT and end at 11.59am GMT 48 hours later.

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PlayStation's 12 Deals of Christmas - today's Destiny "deals" are pretty bad, we've got some alternatives

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
Tags:
12 Deals Of Christmas, Destiny, FPS games, PS Vita games, PS3 games, PS4 games, PSN, Street Fighter X Tekken

PlayStation's 12 Deals of Christmas - today's Destiny "deals" are pretty bad, we've got some alternatives

When is a deal not a deal? When you're charging £35 for a game that's fallen down to £30 in the past, that's when. The trouble is, retailers have been hiking the price of Destiny back up above £40 in anticipation of the new content drop.

It's worth noting that you can still pick up Destiny pre-owned from Grainger Games for £19.99. You can also buy new copies of the game for £2-3 cheaper than Sony's offers by heading to Rakuten and making use of the GIFT40 voucher code.

In any case, here's the latest slew of "deals" in PlayStation's 12 Deals of Christmas initiative.

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Got a US PSN account? Get The Last of Us: Remastered for ~ £12.49, LittleBigPlanet 3 for ~ £23.33

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
Tags:
LittleBigPlanet 3, PS4 games, PSN, The Last OF Us: Remastered

Got a US PSN account? Get The Last of Us: Remastered for ~ £12.49,  LittleBigPlanet 3 for ~ £23.33

GameDealDaily are running a couple of cheap PSN deals right now that are perfect for anyone with a US PSN account. The Last of Us: Remastered is down to $19.49 (roughly £12.49), with LittleBigPlanet 3 down to $36.49 (around £23.33).

Cheers BTL.

Today's PSN 12 Deals of Christmas feature Battlefield 4 Premium and Danganronpa 2 deals

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
Tags:
12 Deals Of Christmas, Battlefield 4, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, PS Vita deals, PS3 deals, PS4 deals, PSN

Today's PSN 12 Deals of Christmas feature Battlefield 4 Premium and Danganronpa 2 deals

Sony are continuing their 12 days of PlayStation deals, and today's feature PS4 and PS3 discounts on Battlefield 4 Premium, with Danganronpa 2 less than half price of PS Vita.

Click here for today's list of PSN Christmas deals >>

JRPG fans rejoice! Ni No Kuni just £3.99 over on PSN

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, PS3 games, PSN, RPGs

JRPG fans rejoice! Ni No Kuni just £3.99 over on PSN

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a marvellous games. It's brilliant, beautiful,and it'll bring you to tears within the first ten minutes. It's also under four quid over on the PlayStation Store and you should buy it immediately.

Here's what I said in my review: "One of the best JRPGs of the last decade, Ni No Kuni is in many ways a love letter to a genre slowly fading away into obscurity. Brimming with imaginative aesthetics, and packing a hefty emotional punch or two in spite of its rather clichéd story, Level-5 and Studio Ghibli have worked wonders to whisk us away to another world. An utter triumph in roleplaying escapism in a game that manages to stand on the shoulders of the genre's best to deliver a modern classic."

Just buy it already. Cheers bernardsfingers!

 

PlayStation 20th Anniversary discounts go live today: Tearaway from £6.30, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection from £8.50

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
Tags:
PS Vita games, PS2 games, PS3 games, PSN, PSOne games, Sony

PlayStation 20th Anniversary discounts go live today: Tearaway from £6.30, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection from £8.50

Sony have rolled out some fat deals for the PlayStation 20th Anniversary celebration today, with discounts on a number of PSOne, PS2, PS3, and PS Vita titles. Here are a few of our favourites:

Remember, you get an extra 10% off with PS+. There are plenty for PSN deals to be had, so check out the full list to see if there's a bargain in there for you.

Click here to see the full list of PlayStation 20th Anniversary discounts >>

PlayStation's 12 Deals of Christmas return - Day One: The Last of Us: Remastered, F1 2014, and Dynasty Warriors Next

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
Tags:
12 Deals Of Christmas, Dynasty Warriors Next, F1 2014, PS Vita games, PS3 games, PS4 games, PSN, The Last OF Us: Remastered

PlayStation's 12 Deals of Christmas return - Day One: The Last of Us: Remastered, F1 2014, and Dynasty Warriors Next

Ho! Ho! Ho! Let's get festive, folks. Advent is upon and Sony have announced that their 12 Deals of Christmas across their PlayStation range will return once again this year. Here's the first round of games deals:

The Last of Us Remastered (PS4)
Was €44.99/£39.99/AU$62.95, now €24.99/£19.99/AU$37.95
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

F1 2014 (PS3)
Was €54.99/£39.99/AU$79.95, now €19.99/£15.99/AU$24.95

Dynasty Warriors Next (PS Vita)
Was €34.99/£29.99/AU$47.95, now €14.99/£11.99/AU$22.95
Additional 20% discount for PS Plus members

Remember, if you’ve not got access to your PS4, PS3 or PS Vita then you can also buy through the online store.

Expect the deals to go live around midday GMT today and run  until 11.59am GMT on 3rd December. [via]