This where things get a little quiet for a bit. Thankfully, though, there are still plenty of deals around for games you might not have played, and bundles such as the SEGA Fun Pack are designed to ensure that backlog of yours never nears completion.
You can currently buy the SEGA Fun Pack (which includes The Cave, Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit + DLC, Jet Set Radio, NiGHTS into Dreams. and Renegade Ops + DLC) for under $10 over at Amazon US. All you need as an EU resident to take advantage of that is to use your UK Amazon account, and just add a US billing address. It needs to be a valid address, but nothing will get sent there. The Fun Pack will register on Steam.
Renegade Ops | Green Man Gaming | £2.00
Voucher Code: GMG20-JLKSA-7A8HA
Renegade Ops is a nitro-injected, napalm-spewing and visceral twist on the twin-stick shooter genre; throwing players head first into enormous battlegrounds in devastating all terrain vehicles. While the singleplayer campaign is a little on the repetitive side, getting some mates involved leads to outrageous and hilarious consequences.
Green Man Gaming continues their month of deals with a new batch to temp you to part with your money. While Homefront can be bought for a lot cheaper over at The Game Collection, there are some great savings on some of today’s offers. Hightlights from the bunch are Batman’s latest adventure in Arkham City, which comes with a nearly £10 saving, and Renegade Ops, which comes with a saving of £7.50 (but it’s worth noting that this particular offer is only valid to those in the UK.)
While you can pick up Deus Ex GOTY Edition for 97p if you reserve and collect at PC World, those that don’t want to venture out can pick it up for less than a price of a pint and save £3 on the next best offer. There are also savings on Hitman, the Penumbra Collection, and Worms Reloaded. See the full list below.
Valve have their fingers in all sorts of interesting pies these days. Their latest cross-title venture has seen them team up with Avalanche to bring Gordon Freeman's battered buggy from Half-Life 2 into the world of Renegade Ops for the game's Steam release on October 14th.Check out the price point and a trailer featuring the buggy after the jump...
The third day of GamesCom 2011 was a wet and torrid affair; the heavens routinely opened, meaning those outside ventured into the convention for respite, only to add to the swarming, writhing mass churning its way around each and every booth.
When Dealspwn had finally managed to extricate itself from the rabble, we sat down on a pair of plush sofas and racked our minds for the highlights of the day. Oh, and we've a couple of little easter-eggs for you today. See if you can spot a passerby with a fox-tail during one segment. Enjoy.
From Avalanche Studios, the minds behind the Just Cause series, we have the new twin-stick vehicle shooter, Renegade Ops. A downloadable title, that’s less than a month away and looks like one of the hottest downloadable titles at Gamescom 2011.
The twin-stick shooter controls for these armoured vehicles are comfortingly familiar -left for driving, right for aiming and shooting- and allow you to enjoy the simplistic gameplay immediately. An extra boost of speed and braking is handled with the face buttons. A secondary weapon is assigned to R1, while L1 initiates a special ability like EMP strikes to stun enemies, extra armour, helicopter backup or a flare to mark a target for an airstrike, with their use limited while they recharge over time.
The standard weapon is a machine gun turret that starts as single fire, but with the aid of pickups, upgrades to a wide spread of triple fire. When a few players are firing upgraded guns at the same time the screen becomes a storm of bullets as your eyes strain to see where yours are hitting, admittedly, these screenshots don’t suggest this at all, but you’ve been warned. Each vehicle has a secondary weapon such as flamethrowers, rail guns and rockets, but ammo for these is limited. Fortunately, enemies frequently drop ammo crates, not to mention health top-ups.
The carnage is unleashed on a tropical island, so expect winding dirt tracks through jungles as you destroy enemy bases. Enemies are varied and plentiful but never what you'd describe as swarming. They all have a handy health bar that erupts hitpoint numbers with some needing a hefty amount of damage to take down which nicely balances the game.Click here to read more...
Hot on the heels of Microsoft's 'Buy 4, Get 5' initiative with Xbox LIVE's Summer of Arcade, Sony announced that they'll be launching a rival promotion, under the moniker 'Playstation Network Play'.
Starting on August 24th, the new programme will work much like Microsoft's, seeing the release of a game every Wednesday for four weeks, and gifting players a fifth if they purchase all four before September 20th.Click here to see which titles are in the mix...
Avalanche Studios, the outfit behind Just Cause 2, has signed a publishing deal with SEGA to release their first multiplayer title. The newly-announced Renegade Ops is set to provide downloadable twinstick vehicular mayhem that takes its cues from classic shooters, and is slated for release later this year. More details below.Click here for the Renegade Ops announcement info >>