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

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Matt Gardner
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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

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Matt Gardner
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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

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Matt Gardner
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Deals
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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

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Matt Gardner
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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

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Matt Gardner
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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

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Matt Gardner
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Deals
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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

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Matt Gardner
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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]

PlayStation Black Friday Sale now live, massive discounts on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita titles

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Matt Gardner
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Black Friday, Destiny, PS Vita games, PS3 games, PS4 games, PSN

PlayStation Black Friday Sale now live, massive discounts on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita titles

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.

Ends 29th November

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$99.95

Click here for the full list of PlayStation Black Friday deals >>

PSA: Hacker group DerpTrolling hit PSN, Windows Live, 2K Games, login details at risk

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Matt Gardner
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News
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PSA: Hacker group DerpTrolling hit PSN, Windows Live, 2K Games, login details at risk

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."

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Big anime and JRPG game deals on PS3 and PS Vita in this week's PSN Sale

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Matt Gardner
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Anime, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Final Fantasy XIII-2, JRPGs, PS Vita games, PS3 games, PS4 games, PSN

Big anime and JRPG game deals on PS3 and PS Vita in this week's PSN Sale

Anime fans are in for a treat with this week's PSN sale. After last week's PS4 deals, this week is mainly about discounts on PS3 and Vita, and they feature anime games and tie-ins, and JRPGs rather heavily. Here are a few of our favourites:

Those are just a few highlights, so be sure to check out the full list of this week's PSN deals.

Click here for all of this week's PSN deals >>

PSN vs Xbox LIVE: The Battle of Subscriptions and Services

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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Games With Gold, PS Plus, PS4 games, PSN, Subscriptions, Xbox Live, Xbox One Games

PSN vs Xbox LIVE: The Battle of Subscriptions and Services

"I had Xbox LIVE for 10 years and didn't have as many outages as I have in my first year of PSN. It's crap."

I want to thank russ3333 for that comment there, left in the wake of the announcement that Sony would be performing maintenance on the PSN service the night before Far Cry 4 and the new-gen version of GTA V are due to be released. Sony even added in a disclaimer, warning that although the PSN was slated to come back online at midnight (at which point both games launch) the maintenance work could overrun. Given the long history of PSN downtime, you'd probably get competitive odds on the PSN still being offline by the time you got back from the midnight launch.

While writing this article, Sony announced that they were moving the scheduled maintenance forwards by an hour.

I had both an Xbox 360 and a PS3 for the majority of the previous console generation, and I did most of my multiplayer gaming on Xbox LIVE. It seemed ridiculous, sure -- you could play for free on PS3, after all -- but, as we've mentioned several times here onsite, Xbox LIVE proved to be far more stable and reliable and worthwhile in that regard. Sure, I was paying a £30 (under when there was a good deal, and there was always a good deal) premium per year, but that really wasn't much in the grand scheme of things.

PSN vs Xbox LIVE: The Battle of Subscriptions and Services

PlayStation Plus changed all of that, of course. Here was a subscription service that delivered an outstanding smorgasbord of free games and excellent discounts, and it kept getting better and better. Suddenly, you didn't really need to buy games any more for your PS3.

Of course, standing at the end of 2014, the subscription services on Xbox One and PS4 are broadly similar. You need subscriptions to play online across both platforms now, and Microsoft introduced Games With Gold to try and rival PlayStation Plus. The two subscriptions cost about the same, but although there are broad similarities and parallels, it's clear that each side's original strengths still remain their biggest selling points.

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Get £5 off when you spend £25.00 at PayPal Digital Gifts - PSN, Steam, Nintendo gift cards

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Matt Gardner
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Nintendo eShop, PayPal, PSN, Steam, Voucher codes

Get £5 off when you spend £25.00 at PayPal Digital Gifts - PSN, Steam, Nintendo gift cards

Want some PSN or Steam credit in the bank for when Black Friday rolls around? Well, you can get £5 off when you spend £25 though Paypal Digital Gifts. Clicking through and signing in will take you to Paypal's Digital Gifts page, where you can then fill your basket with top-ups for Steam and your PlayStation or Nintendo wallet, add some iTunes credit, or top up your Facebook account.

What will you spend your money on? Good spot by scorpio iscariot from HUKD!

UPDATE! PSN down for maintenance this coming Monday, moved forward by an hour

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Matt Gardner
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UPDATE! PSN down for maintenance this coming Monday, moved forward by an hour

Just as far Cry 4 and GTA V are due to release... there's some PSN maintenance coming! Woooooo, we get to crack out our PSN no entry pic again!

Oh, wait... the opposite... BOOOOOOOOO!

Yes, that's right folks, the PlayStation Network will be taken offline for maintenance at 6PM GMT this coming Monday, November 17th. It'll be out of action until midnight on Tuesday, November 18th.

As per usual, PSN users will be unable to log in to Account Management, PS Home or the PlayStation Store during this time, however if you're already signed in, online gameplay and third-party services should still be available.

Sony have covered their butts with a further disclaimer, saying that there "may be some additional downtime after the maintenance period for testing purposes". With GTA V and Far Cry 4 on sale at midnight on the Tuesday, that might be a bit of a problem.

UPDATE: Sony have brought the six-hour maintenance window forwards by an hour.

Daily Gaming Deals Roundup – 12/11/14 | Killzone, PSN sale, FREE Witcher 2 and Mount & Blade

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Matt Gardner
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Console bundles, Daily Deals, Freebies, Games deals roundup, games vouchers, GOG.com, Humble Bundle, Killzone: Mercenary, PS4 games, PSN

Daily Gaming Deals Roundup – 12/11/14 | Killzone, PSN sale, FREE Witcher 2 and Mount & Blade

You know the drill by now, time to take a look at some of the hottest gaming bargains and console bundle deals that have graced us this Wednesday.

Humble Jumbo Bundle 3 is frankly ridiculous

  • Free copies of Insurgency, beat the average for Blackguards and GRID 2, $12 to unlock the absurdly awesome Saints Row IV. What are you waiting for?

Grab Killzone: Mercenary (PS Vita) for just £6.99 on PSN

  • Go on, give your Vita some love. Turn it back on again and blast some Helghast. There were some big fat PSN deals to be had today, speaking of which...

Big PS4 savings & double discounts in this week's PSN Sale

  • I'm going to need a bigger hard drive.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare only £31.90 on Xbox One at The Game Collection (via Rakuten)

  • Make hay while the sun shines! That Rakuten voucher code MSERAK10 is still good to go, and you'll need it to get COD at this price, but go nuts! Make the most of it!

Pre-owned handheld consoles from £20 instore at GAME

  • We're talking PSPs for £20, DSi XLs for £50. Head down to your local GAME and you could bag a Christmas steal. Thanks aqueel97!

Get six Steam strategy games for £5.89 in the 1C Strategy Bundle

This is a serious saving, if you're a King's Bounty fan. Not even GOG's ridiculous autumn sale is matching this.

GOG kicks off its Big Fall Sale

Games Voucher of the Day

£10 off a £40 spend over at Rakuten with the code MSERAK10

Make the most of it while you can! Thanks Chanchi32!

Freebie of the Day

Oh this is a good one. Remember that GOG sale?

You'll need to scroll down the main page until you hit the banner. Then just click on it. Simples.

Better yet, if you check in with GOG every day throughout their big sale, scroll down to a further box that reads "FREE GAME + MOVIE: KEEP VISITING GOG.COM TO GET THIS GIFT". There are seven boxes for the seven days of the sale, click the relevant box as they unlock to be rewarded with a free copy of The Witcher 2 at the end of the week!

We love you CD Projekt!

Be sure to check out the rest of our regular games deals posts here.

New PlayStation Plus PS4 deals in - Sleeping Dogs, Sniper Elite 3, UFC, Garden Warfare

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Matt Gardner
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Deals
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PS Plus, PS4 games, PSN, Sleeping Dogs, Sniper Elite 3, UFC, Valiant Hearts: The Great War

New PlayStation Plus PS4 deals in - Sleeping Dogs, Sniper Elite 3, UFC, Garden Warfare

The PlayStation Plus PS4 deals for the next fortnight are live on the PlayStation Store already ahead of the usual big announcement, and we've rounded up a whole bunch of them, with some games discounted to the tune of up to 60% off.

The Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition deal leads the line with strong support from the likes of Sniper Elite 3, EA SPORTS UFC, and big savings on indie titles such as Flockers, Counterspy, and the superlative Valiant Hearts.

NB. You'll need a PS Plus subscription to get the games at these prices.

We'll update the list accordingly, and we'll have the big PSN update roundup for you later too.

Massive PSN Sale hits PS4, PS3 & Vita

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

Massive PSN Sale hits PS4, PS3 & Vita

Sony aren't pulling any punches with this week's PSN sale, which is utterly enormous. On the PS4 we find big savings on Child Of Light, Transistor, Trials Fusion, SteamWorld Dig, Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut, Strider and more. Vita owners can grab Lone Survivor, Monster Monpiece and Luftrausers at serious discounts, just for starters, while the PS3 selection spans everything from AfterBurner Climax to Gunstar Heroes.

Get on it! We've got all the details and links below, courtesy of the EU PlayStation Blog and stevenjameshyde @ HUKD!

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PSN Store Sale includes big games and niche gems

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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PS Vita games, PS3 games, PSN

PSN Store Sale includes big games and niche gems

Another week, another sale, another hilariously poor offering of PlayStation 4 "discounts." Oh ambassador, with this £39.99 Watch Dogs deal you are really spoiling us. No Ferrero Rochers for you, Sony.

Thankfully it's a different story on PS3 and Vita, which boast plenty of actual savings to be made. XCOM: Enemy Within is only £9.99, including the original game, while the Splinter Cell Trilogy will set you back £5.49. For me, though, it's an opportunity to sample a host of niche localised Japanese titles at a serious discount, including the "dangerously sexy" Demon Gaze for £15.99, the Atelier series alongside Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable and 2025. Forget the Ferrero Rochers, have some Pocky instead.

EDF! EDF! As always, we've got the prices and links below courtesy of the PlayStation Blog and voyager123 @ HUKD!

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Second wave of PlayStation Summer Sale deals now live

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Matt Gardner
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Deals
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PS3 games, PS4 games, PSN, PSN games, Sony

Second wave of PlayStation Summer Sale deals now live

Sony have dropped another wave of PSN deals across PS3, PS Vita and PSP, this time seeing us through until August 27th, with discounts from series such as Assassin's Creed, Bioshock, Need For Speed, and Rayman.

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Valiant Hearts Is Too Brave To Exist, But We're So Glad It Does | Hands-On Preview

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Jonathan Lester
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Features
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Adventure Games, Games previews, PC games, PS3 games, PS4 games, PSN, Puzzle games, Ubisoft, Ubisoft Montpellier, XBLA, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

Valiant Hearts Is Too Brave To Exist, But We're So Glad It Does | Hands-On Preview

Platforms: PC | PS3 | PS4 (tested) | Xbox 360 | Xbox One

Developer: Ubisoft Montpellier (small internal team)

Publisher: Ubisoft

Hand on heart: I've never played anything remotely like Valiant Hearts: The Great War.

Perhaps that's not technically true. As a 2D puzzle adventure with simple yet engaging mechanics, we've had plenty of seemingly similar games to choose from over the last few years, but the tiny passionate team behind this UbiArt-powered title have managed to create an experience that would been laughed out of boardrooms across the industry.

Consider a game set in the grim battlefields of World War One... but with puzzles instead of visceral combat. A story that makes no-one the villain, instead focusing on the real people on both sides of the conflict and their personal dramas. A stylised and cartoony visual treat hand-drawn by a single designer, that still manages to flesh out strong characters with a bare minimum of dialogue. Featuring brainteasers that challenge players while not bogging down the all-important plot. Inspired by a small museum of correspondence and artefacts from the front, educating us about real events without becoming horribly depressing.

Valiant Hearts Is Too Brave To Exist, But We're So Glad It Does | Hands-On Preview

In effect, Valiant Hearts is too ridiculously left-field and experimental to exist by conventional AAA publishing logic, yet here it comes courtesy of Ubisoft. Having spent several hours playing the latest production build at their Guildford UK headquarters, accompanied by associate producers Gregory Hermittant and Guillaume Cerda, I can report that it promises to be rather special indeed.

You'll laugh, you'll cry and you might just learn something too - so long as the finished article matches our impressions so far.

Click here to continue [Beware mild spoilers] >>