We're glad Geralt is finally spreading his wings across two platforms, with The Witcher set to hit the Xbox 360 this November. However, until then, you can still grab your Witcher fix on PC, with Assassins of Kings cheapest at Zavvi; if you're after the Premium Edition, that is. It's only £17.85, it's cheapest price yet, netting you all manner of behind-the-scenes and collectors content; not to mention the game itself, which is rather important if you're thinking of purchasing this.
Zavvi loves dropping a generous deal or two on a Monday, and they haven't disappointed this week, slashing the price on Dungeon Siege 3 Limited Edition on PC to just £14.85. That saves you a good three quid on the next best offer; not bad for the long-running role-player, the first to make it to consoles. However, it's still probably best on the PC, so this deal is definitely worth a gander.
The last Elder Scrolls offering we gobbled up provided a staggered sum of DLC, from new entire landmasses to, ahem, decorative equestrian attire. Nowadays, it's not uncommon for a game to receive two, three DLC packs, even when they're already as big as an Elder Scrolls game. Naturally, Bethesda has big plans in store for Skyrim's post-release days, with a focus on quality over quantity.Click here for more on Skyrim DLC
Still a little rattled by Dragon Age 2? Can't quite understand the notion of not liking a Bioware game? Fret not, dear reader; as both Zavvi and The Hut have kindly opted to drop the price on Dragon Age Origins: Awakening, the meaty chunk of boxed post-release DLC, to a mere £4.85. That's less than a fiver! It's not much of a looker, and it pales in comparison to the original's sprawling yarn, but it's a damn good experience and well worth the paltry price of admission.
I admit to never having heard of Agarest Generations of War, but I'll also confess the synopsis has me intrigued. Forces of light and darkness? 60 + hours of gameplay? Strategic turn-based combat? Slumbering? Sounds great! If you're interest is similarly piqued, head on over to ShopTo, who're offering Agarest Generations of War for only £13.85. That saves you well over a pound.
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Oh, Peter. At it again, are we? I admit, I sort of love Peter Molyneux. For such a pessimistic country, it's amazing we've produced such an enthusiastic, effusive individual. Having recently won a BAFTA, the Creative Director of Microsoft Game Studios has been speaking about what fans can expect from the next edition in the Fable saga. And while he admitted the last iteration wasn't "quite up-to-date", he's promised the next will "amaze people with its quality".Which is quite modest by his standards! More inside
SEGA have announced a new title for their upcoming roster, with Spiral Knights in developments at Three Rings, who aim to deliver a "console-style adventure" with "vibrant graphics" in a free-to-play, persistent online world. So far, Spiral Knights looks set to be a PC exclusive, and no release date has been confirmed as of yet.Want more info in Spiral Knights? Well come on in!
When it comes to the tech and visuals, Fallout: New Vegas isn't winning any awards. Other than the change in location from DC to the New Mojave, New Vegas resembles Fallout 3 in almost every way. However, in terms of sheer content it's an absolutely staggering achievement, with quest upon quest to stumble on and complete. It's crawling with fantastic characters, gripping sub-plots and some of the best writing we've ever had the luxury of hearing. And now you can nab all this for just £12.85 off Zavvi, a few quid cheaper than the next best offer. However, New Vegas is only in-stock on the PS3, with the 360 currently awaiting a resupply. Ah well.
Bioware claims fans of casual titles like Farmville and popular shooters like Medal of Honor shouldn't be frightened of diving into RPGs. Managing your resources and gaining XP in such titles is no different to grinding and looting in the likes of Dragon Age, lead designer Mike Laidlaw believes. "They've gained XP and have received awards as a result. That's an RPG mechanic". Bioware is intent on gathering newcomers with Dragon Age 2, but not at the expense of their hardcore following.And how do they plan on doing that? Click here to find out
We've finally got our first look at the next Elder Scrolls adventure, with Bethesda debuting footage of Skyrim over on their website. It's a spectacular glimpse into what the game has to offer for fans come the end of the year, and here at Dealspwn we're so damn generous we thought we'd pick through the footage, second by second, moment for moment, to suss out any little details that may have eluded you. Read on!
The trailer begins with a flyover of a snowy forest wreathed in mist, the camera bobbing from side to side. A booming voice-over - who I believe is Max Von Sydow - warns us of the dragon's impending arrival, before switching to a breathless first-person perspective dashing through the snowy woods. We return to the overhead view, sighting a horn-helmeted warrior running to the edge of a cliff. Snapping to the warrior's perspective, as he holds out hand and shield, righting his balance to avoid toppling off the cliff.Click here to read the rest of Felix's article...
Whereas Origins' development took the best part of five years, Bioware has delivered a sequel in less than half that time, with Dragon Age 2 due for release next month. And in order to whet our appetites for the upcoming adventure, they've decided to grant us a teasing taste of just what the sequel has to offer, dropping a mammoth 1.98 GB demo on Xbox LIVE.
The demo kicks off with a blond dwarf being dumped on a throne in a dark room and interrogated by a mysterious female Seeker. Despite the presence of quite a few angry faces and sharp blades, the dwarf in question is surprisingly nonchalant, shrugging off threats with a quip and a grin. But the Seeker persists, thrusting a book into his hands and demanding he recount the tale of the 'Champion'.
And so our story begins with Hawke, Dragon Age 2's new protagonist. Unlike Origins, where you chose from a variety of races and creeds, Hawke is an established character with an established journey you must shape. He can be tweaked to a certain extent, like going from a 'he' to a 'she', but the major choice at the beginning is what class you opt for. The lumbering, hefty Warrior with his two-handed sword? The swift, lithe Rogue dual-wielding daggers? Or the spell-casting Mage with his staff?Click here to see what the Dragon Age 2 demo has to offer
Resonance of Fate really didn't... resonate with me. I rented it off Love Film along with Lost Odyssey and Star Ocean to see if I could ever actually get stuck into a good JRPG. Alas, I couldn't. However, I know there's a fair few of you who love the Japanese's original take on the genre, so we've unearthed a great deal just for you. £15.99 will net you Resonance of Fate off 101 CD. Hurry, as they say, while stocks last!
While I'm not an MMO man, so I can't really comment on how good Final Fantasy XIV is, its disastrous release and rapidly plummeting price suggest it's not doing that well. However, if you've gorged yourself on all that Warcrafts and Everquests can offer you, and simply can't wait for Old Republic, then maybe you might like Square Enix's attempt at capitalizing on the lucrative genre. It's only £6.99 at 101 CD, which is a pretty fantastic price for a relatively new game.
I don't think we've covered as many double pack deals in such a short space of time, here at Dealspwn. But the deluge continues, with Base now bundling Crackdown and Mass Effect for the cut-price of £15.99. A pretty great deal, all in all. Not familiar with either, though? Well, Mass Effect is space-opera at its finest, putting you in the boots of one Commander Shepard, who must stop a race of machines from eradicating all life in the galaxy. Crackdown is a little less elegant, dumping you in the playground of destruction that is Pacific City.
Wow. We've already covered a bundle offer earlier today, which boasted Fable 2 and Halo 3. As if in retaliation, Argos are now offering Fable 2, Project Gotham Racing 4 and Gears of War 2 for only £11.99! Pretty sweet, huh? Well, there is a catch. It's Reserve and Collect only. However, stock appears to be healthy. I just wouldn't wait until tomorrow. It's a fantastic deal, too, boasting three of the best titles in the 360's library for little over a tenner.
Shelled out for a brand new Xbox 360 at Christmas, but forgot to conserve some funds for, you know, games? Spent the last month or so downloading free trials and demos to sate your gaming urges? Well fret no longer, as we've got you covered with perhaps the best - first party - FPS and RPG, all bundled together in a nice little package at the affordable price of £17.99. Yes, for £17.99 you can grab the Halo 3 & Fable 2 Double Pack off Base. In all honesty, though, if you're willing to risk pre-owned you could probably snaffle them up for under a tenner.
It's great Mass Effect 2 - and 3, for that matter - have gone multiplatform. It's better for EA, it's better for Bioware, and it's better for gamers to be able to share such a fantastic experience. However, it does mean PS3 fans have to wait a little while before it comes anywhere near the 360's dirt cheap prices. In the meantime, however, you can make do with cracking deals like this; £26.99 at Grainger Games. And remember, it comes packed to the blu ray brim with content, with all the DLC packs included. Not to mention I bet it's less compressed than the 360 version, resulting in cleaner textures, crisper sound and an overall - but still slight - visual improvement.
How much time have I spent - wasted? - in Bethesda's post-apocalyptic wonderland? Too long, I think, when I decline a glass of water at home on account of my radiation levels. Fallout 3 is a fantastic game, one of the best thus far this generation - I spent around thirty hours simple stumbling on side-quests before finally concluding the story, fifty hours later. You might consider picking up the GOTY Edition, which comes loaded with a whole bunch of DLC (including the rather essential Broken Steel expansion that ups the level cap to 30) for a smattering of extra pounds though.
While we don't condone exploiting generous reward schemes here at Dealspwn, sometimes stuff just slips out. Say, for instance, if you headed on over to Reward Your Thirst, set up an account and recommend the service to just three friends, you'll be reward with three points you can exchange for a 15% off voucher at Zavvi. Then, maybe you hop on over to said site and choose between Pokemon Black or Pokemon White, depending on your aesthetic preference. Choosing one, and inputting the voucher code at checkout, you might see the price reduced to £23.67. Just saying.
The original Two Worlds was so beset with bugs and glitches it was a marvel anyone could play it, let alone sales warrant a sequel. However, with a bit more time and money it seems Reality Pump has lived up to their name, delivering a breathtaking fantasy adventure to rival the likes of Elder Scrolls and Dragon Age. I'm kidding, obviously. The ostentatiously-titled Royal Edition, which packs a bonus disc, a world-map for you to pour over, an exclusive in-game weapon, a Dragon Queen statuette and a Two Worlds-theme collectible, is just £55.99 if you pre-order from CoolShop.