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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII arrives on PC tomorrow - pre-order for £11.39

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Carl Phillips
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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII arrives on PC tomorrow - pre-order for £11.39

Although it arrives tomorrow, many UK retailers aren't listing a price for this one yet. Thankfully, we do have a price from CDKeys, coming in at under £12. The graphics have had a few touch ups, but it otherwise remains unchanged from the console release. As for the game, it ended up being a decent closer for theFF13 saga, despite an annoying time limit and its leading character not being the most standout the franchise has developed. Still, if you've picked up the previous two PC re-releases, you'll no doubt want to finish the trilogy, and this is a decent price. Cheers to Buzz for the heads-up!

Fallout 4 Review | Radiation King

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Carl Phillips
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Bethesda Game Studios, Bethesda Softworks, Fallout 4, Games reviews, PC games, PS4 games, RPGs, Xbox One Games

Fallout 4 Review | Radiation King

As I sit here having finally completed the main story arc of Fallout 4, I’ve come to realise one thing – that game is bloody huge. However, after over 70 hours of play, 40+ levels, and copious amounts of spent ammunition, there is still more to do. New locations are awaiting my arrival, NPCs are waiting my interaction, and quest chains are awaiting completion. Of course, having all the content in the world means absolutely nothing if it’s not entertaining, engaging or stable affair, but even after all this time I want to be wandering around the wastelands of Boston.

It’s a testament to the overall quality of the writing throughout the game more than anything, which is good considering Skyrim’s main arc suffered in that regard (eg. I can remember the Dark Brotherhood sub-plot, but the journey of the Dovahkiin? Nope.) The fact there are a number of paths to progress the main story, and how many of the side missions weave in and out of it, helps achieve this too. This of course it just one of the reasons Fallout 4 succeeds as an RPG, but is it the slice of perfection we were hoping it would be?

Well, it does its damn best to try and be.

Fallout 4 Review | Radiation King

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Get Fallout 4 on PS4 for £29.86

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Carl Phillips
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Amazon, Bethesda Softworks, Black Friday, Fallout 4, RPGs, ShopTo

Get Fallout 4 on PS4 for £29.86

Two retailers - one price - no arguement that it's a bargain. It's the cheapest we've seen for the post-apocalyptic RPG, and absolutely worth it at this price. Our review is oh-so-close, but the short of it is that it's a huge, wonderful open world that will steal hours away from your life. Seriously, for under £30 you'd be mad to miss this if you like your RPGs. Cheers to oUkTuRkEyIII & Raz @ HUKD!

The new Fallout 4 trailer preps us for next week's launch

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Bethesda Softworks, Fallout 4, Launch Trailer, PC games, PS4 games, RPGs, Xbox One Games

The new Fallout 4 trailer preps us for next week's launch

Bethesda are making sure the hype train is running at maximum capacity today. Earlier today the Pip-Boy companion app was released, and now a launch trailer has been published showing off some brand new gameplay sequences. Featuring both the male and female protagonist in action (an option that is a first in the series) we get to see lots of combat, plenty of story hints, and more of the dog who will be by our side in the wastelands. Feast your eyes upon its glory after the jump.

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Get South Park: The Stick of Truth on PC for £5.99

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Carl Phillips
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Get South Park: The Stick of Truth on PC for £5.99

This deal for The Stick of Truth isn't the cheapest we've seen for the PC version, but it's certainly the best around right now. In fact, it beats the next best offer by around £4. As we point out in our review, Obsidian Entertainment have managed to create an enjoyable and authentic South Park experience thanks to the involvement of Trey Parker and Matt Stone. With a combat system that is surprisingly deeper than it appears, it would seem that The Stick Of Truth has ended up being worth the wait - despite the hilarious censorship issues. Thanks to FantasyDeals @ HUKD!

Be sure to check out our South Park: The Stick of Truth review for more details.

Fallout 4 on Xbox One / PS4 for under £30 is ridiculous deal

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Carl Phillips
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Deals
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Bethesda Softworks, Fallout 4, RPGs, Xbox One Games

Fallout 4 on Xbox One / PS4 for under £30 is ridiculous deal

No, you read that price correctly. By using the voucher code above you can get a copy of Fallout 4 for under £30. The catch? It's being sold by an Australian retailer, and while they claim it will arrive "between Fri. 30 Oct. and Fri. 6 Nov." there's no guarantee that is accurate info. Still, if it all pans out you'll be getting one hell of a deal here. After an impressive display at this year's E3, I think it's safe to say that Fallout 4 is one of the most anticipated games of the year. A huge open world, improved interaction mechanics, a plethora of customisation options, and a dog are but a few of the reasons it will (most likely) be winning many an award by the year's end. Thanks to Buzz for the heads-up!

This week's Fallout 4 S.P.E.C.I.A.L video jumps into Agility

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Carl Phillips
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News
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This week's Fallout 4 S.P.E.C.I.A.L video jumps into Agility

It's that time of the week again where we get yet another Fallout 4 infomercial. This week Bethesda tells us all about Agility in Fallout 4, with the retro-styled video explaining how it will fit into your S.P.E.C.I.A.L. statistical makeup.

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This week's Fallout 4 S.P.E.C.I.A.L video is full of Intelligence

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Bethesda Softworks, Fallout 4, PC games, PS4 games, RPGs, Xbox One Games

This week's Fallout 4 S.P.E.C.I.A.L video is full of Intelligence

It's that time of the week again where we get yet another Fallout 4 infomercials. This week Bethesda tells us all about Intelligence in Fallout 4, with the retro-styled video explaining how it will fit into your S.P.E.C.I.A.L. statistical makeup.

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 smashes its funding target as Kickstarter campaign ends

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Carl Phillips
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Divinity: Original Sin 2 smashes its funding target as Kickstarter campaign ends

It only took half a day for it to reach its $500,000 crowdfunding goal, but Divinity: Original Sin 2 finished its Kickstarter campaign in grand fashion yesterday afternoon. Hitting the $2,000,000 mark with just an hour to go, backers unlocked all of the remaining stretch goals to deliver a much larger (and freer) experience than Larian Studio originally planned.

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The latest Fallout 4 S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Video is oozing with Charisma

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Carl Phillips
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The latest Fallout 4 S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Video is oozing with Charisma

Following on from the Strength, Perception, and Endurance infomercials, this week Bethesda tells us all about Charisma in Fallout 4. This retro-styled video explains how it will fit into your S.P.E.C.I.A.L. statistical makeup while surviving the wastelands of Boston.

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Endurance stat explained in the latest Fallout 4 trailer

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Bethesda Softworks, Fallout 4, PC games, PS4 games, RPGs, Xbox One Games

Endurance stat explained in the latest Fallout 4 trailer

Following on from the Strength and Perception infomercials, this week Bethesda tells us all about Endurance in Fallout 4. This retro-styled video explains how it will fit into your S.P.E.C.I.A.L. statistical makeup while roaming the wasteland.

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Pre-order Wasteland 2 Directors Cut on current-gen consoles for just £27.99

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Carl Phillips
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365Games, PS4 games, RPGs, Wasteland 2, Wasteland 2 Directors Cut, Xbox One Games

Pre-order Wasteland 2 Directors Cut on current-gen consoles for just £27.99

The Directors Cut of Wasteland 2 arrives next month, adding a whole host of new features and brand new dialogue options to the game. While owners of the PC version will be able to upgrade their standard editions for free, current-gen console owners can pre-order the whole package for under £30, saving a few pounds over the next best offer elsewhere. However, it should be noted that you will be charged immediately and not upon dispatch with this offer. inXile Entertaimment and Obsidian Entertainment managed to meet the expectations for the long-awaited sequel, delivering an excellent old-school RPG experience. Thanks to Tee_Doff23 @ HUKD!

The Witcher 3 expansion Hearts of Stone gets release date

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Carl Phillips
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CD Projekt RED, Expansion packs, Hearts of Stone, PC games, PS4 games, RPGs, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Xbox One Games

The Witcher 3 expansion Hearts of Stone gets release date

Just when you thought you might be done with The Witcher 3, it's time to jump back in and restart that Gwent addiction. This afternoon it was announced that the first expansion, titled Hearts of Stone, will be releasing on October 13th on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Adding 10 hours of content to the game, Geralt of Rivia is hired to "defeat a ruthless bandit captain, Olgierd von Everec, a man who possesses the power of immortality." The expansion will also introduce new characters, powerful monsters, and a brand new 'Runewords' system that "will impact a different aspect of in-game mechanics and will allow the players to experiment with various strategies and tactics." We've got a teaser trailer for you to view after the jump.

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Child of Light Deluxe Edition on PS3/PS4 falls to its lowest price yet

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Carl Phillips
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Deals
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Child of Light Deluxe Edition on PS3/PS4 falls to its lowest price yet

Once again, PlayStation owners can get hold of Child of Light at a fantastic price thanks to CDkeys (and that's before you even take into account their voucher code.) With it being a cross-buy purchase, it means you'll be able to play it on either PS3 or PS4. In addition to main game, the Deluxe Edition also comes with the Dark Aurora Customization Pack and the Golem Pack DLC, providing more content for this beautifully presented and highly enjoyable turn-based RPG. Thanks to jack831 @ HUKD!

Be sure to check out our Child of Light review for more details.

Get South Park: The Stick of Truth on PC for £5.10

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Carl Phillips
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Deals
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Obsidian Entertainment, PC games, RPGs, South Park: The Stick of Truth

Get South Park: The Stick of Truth on PC for £5.10

This deal for The Stick of Truth isn't quite the cheapest we've seen for the PC version, but it's certainly the best around right now. In fact, it beats the next best offer by over a fiver. As we point out in our review, Obsidian Entertainment have managed to create an enjoyable and authentic South Park experience thanks to the involvement of Trey Parker and Matt Stone. With a combat system that is surprisingly deeper than it appears, it would seem that The Stick Of Truth has ended up being worth the wait - despite the hilarious censorship issues. Thanks to mrsusan74 @ HUKD!

Be sure to check out our South Park: The Stick of Truth review for more details.

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings on Xbox 360 is currently £3.74 with XBL Gold

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Carl Phillips
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Deals
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CD Projekt RED, RPGs, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition, Xbox 360 games, Xbox Live Gold

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings on Xbox 360 is currently £3.74 with XBL Gold

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition (Xbox 360) - £3.74 with Xbox Live Gold Subscription

Here's a fine discount for those of you yet to make the jump to current-gen and still have an Xbox Live Gold subscription. Falling in price from £24.99, this is a huge saving. We felt that The Witcher 2's move onto console was a "a technical triumph", and helped to bring The Witcher series to a whole new audience before its well received third entry. Basically, at this price you should absolutely give it a whirl if you're after an expansive RPG to play through. Thanks to Noisetank @ HUKD!

Be sure to check out our The Witcher 2: Assassin's of Kings Enhanced Edition review for more details.

Pre-order Xenoblade Chronicles X on Wii U for just £34.85

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Carl Phillips
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Pre-order Xenoblade Chronicles X on Wii U for just £34.85

Here's the cheapest price around for the upcoming Wii U exclusive, which beats the next best offer elsewhere by almost £4. Considering how well its predecessor held its price, this offer of £35 is pretty good going. We've made no secret of our high hopes and expectations for Xenoblade Chronicles X, with its expansive world to explore, monsters to defeat with enjoyable combat mechanics, and added multiplayer functionality. We'll ultimately find out in December if it has been worth the wait. Thanks to Gamer_U @ HUKD!


Divinity: Original Sin 2 launches Kickstarter campaign... and is funded less than 12 hours later

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Divinity: Original Sin 2, Kickstarter, Larian Studios, RPGs

Well, that was quick. Then again, we're not too surprised considering how good its predecessor was. Having started a Kickstarter campaign for Divinity: Original Sin 2 yesterday, its developers Larian Studios were surprised to find that gamers are willing to throw money at a developer that keeps to their word and makes fantastic games. The campaign has raised over $600,000 so far - beating their target by $100,000 - and there's 34 days left to go.

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Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment Review | One Switch too far?

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Carl Phillips
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Reviews
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Bandai Namco, Games reviews, PS4 games, RPGs, Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment

Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment Review | One Switch too far?

As someone who binged their way through Season 1 of the anime on Netflix recently, I’ve been craving more Sword Art Online. The tale of Kirito, fighting for survival in the online worlds whilst trying to save those closest to him, resonated with me far more than I was expecting (despite the second arc getting a little... weird… in parts.) It was enjoyable, emotional, and filled with great action sequences. Yet, the idea of a game made me nervous. Could the combat of the show – where players become their avatars in a VR simulation – truly translate to an input system of analog sticks and shoulder buttons? Perhaps more importantly, could a game successfully build upon the story and characters in the virtual world of Aincrad?

While newcomers are provided with a brief story catch-up to get up to speed, the truth is that Re: Hollow Fragment is a game for existing fans of SAO. However, fans should realise that this is a “what if” scenario instead of a continuation of the existing storyline, as the game diverges from the end of the first story arc in Aincrad. **Sword Art Online spoiler warning** Instead of finding freedom after defeating Heathcliff on floor 74, Kirito and the remaining players remain trapped in Sword Art Online. Their new goal is to clear the remaining 25 floors of Aincrad in hopes of truly escaping the game. Meanwhile, Kirito also discovers a mysterious new zone called the Hollow Area. Providing new challenges to best and weapons to earn, it acts as a new subplot for players to explore.

Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment Review | One Switch too far?

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New locations revealed for Final Fantasy XV

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Final Fantasy XV, JRPGs, RPGs

New locations revealed for Final Fantasy XV

With Final Fantasy XV finally committing to a 2016 release, it's time for the hype train to step things up a gear. We've just had an info drop from Square Enix about some new locations that we'll explore with Noctis and the gang. Better yet, there are a few screenshots of these new locals to enjoy.

Click here to see some images and info on the new locations.