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Singularity Drops To £3.75!

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Singularity Drops To £3.75!

As far as underrated FPS go Singularity sits up there with the best of them, If you like your games mixed with the best elements from some of the most successful games of recent times (Half-Life 2, F.E.A.R and Bioshock) then Singularity really needs to be the FPS you have to try.

You can grab Singularity from Gamesplanet for only £3.75 (Currently priced at £14.99 on Steam)

FIGHT THE PAST TO SAVE THE FUTURE. STOP THE SINGULARITY.

Learn the truth behind a massive cover-up of the catastrophic SINGULARITY, an event that fractured time and threatens the world as we know it. Armed with powerful, advanced weaponry and the experimental Time Manipulation Device, fight enemies from the past, the present, and abominations caught somewhere in between.

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Singularity | £9.99 | Blah DVD, 101cd & DVD.co.uk | PS3

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Tom Silkstone
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Singularity's a very underrated game and it wasn't particularly well advertised, so you might not have heard of it before. The game features a Time Manipulation Device, which provides you with plasmid like powers that'll let you deal with enemies when your regular weaponry's out of ammo, or you need to reload it. The single player's got a bizarre but intriguing plot and whilst the game does have online multiplayer, it's probably best to avoid it because it comes across as a little bit slap dash. The £9.99 price tag at the merchants listed above'll save you £3 on the next best offer coming in from HMV.

Singularity | £6.80 | Steam | PC

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Carl Phillips
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Singularity | PC

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As a part of this week’s Midweek Madness deal over at Steam, you can get yourself the overlooked FPS Singularity for a bargain price. With CoolShop and 365 Games out of stock, it means that the next best price is over at Game in their download section, which translates to a massive saving of over £13. I’ve heard several people state this game deserved more than it got, with an entertaining story and varied weaponry, but had developers Raven not done such a mediocre job on their previous project, Wolfenstein, perhaps people would have given it a chance. There’s no excuse to skip it with this price though, so maybe it’s time to give Singularity its dues. Thanks to merch @ HUKD!

Singularity | £9.95 | The Game Collection | PS3

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Tom Silkstone
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It's quite likely that you wouldn't have heard of Singularity before, but don't let that put you off checking it out from The Game Collection, because it's a pretty good game and you'll save yourself just over £3 on the next best offer. There's no denying that it's fairly similar to Bioshock, with the Time Manipulation Device imbuing you with some nifty little powers, which you can quickly use whilst reloading whatever gun you're packing. Also, the story behind the single player is wonderfully wacky and it's probably best to avoid the multiplayer because it seems like it was thrown in at the end. Thanks to janner 66 @ HUKD.

Top Ten Tuesdays | Most Overlooked Games Of 2010

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Matt Gardner
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Well now that our Game of the Year season has passed, let's take a look at some of the unsung heroes of 2010. We've drawn up a list of some of the most underrated and overlooked games of the last twelve months. We were going to include indie games in this list too...but quite frankly there'd be too many quiet gems to mention all in one go! Keep in touch with Jon's Wednesday XBLIG roundups and Dave's PC freeware collections every Monday though.

10. Metroid: Other M

Top Ten Tuesdays | Most Overlooked Games Of 2010

In amongst a sea of same-old Ninty titles, Metroid: Other M was a brave combination that refused to simply knock off a straight homage to a popular franchise. Encompassing elements of the original 2D side-scroller, the FPS action of the Retro Studios Prime trilogy and making the most of the Wii's control system that coupled a standalone Wiimote with gunslinging action, Team Ninja's effort was seriously worthy of note. It was far from perfect, and the name it bears gave it some attention at least (which is why it didn't place higher), but it tried something a little bit different. And, four years into the Wii's lifespan, that's quite damn impressive indeed.

9. Any Other JRPG

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We didn't really get on with Final Fantasy XIII here in the Dealspwn office, and I suppose it could have been something of a contender for this list, but we rather felt most had got that one spot on: it made a lot of noise, it looked very shiny, it took 20-30 hours to get going. But if you wanted a proper JRPG fix you were completely spoiled for choice, the difference being that most of them didn't get as much attention. Between Dragon Quest IX, Valkyria Chronicles II, Resonance of Fate and, of course, my personal favourite Infinite Space, there were whole days to be lost to these games. They all had flaws, often pertaining to over-complexity , but they were all of them incredibly rich affairs if you liked that sort of thing.

Click here to see the rest of Matt's list....

Best Video Game Awards 2010 | First Person Shooters

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Matt Gardner
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Best Video Game Awards 2010 | First Person Shooters

Once again we've been rather spoiled for choice when it's come to FPS titles this year. EA kicked things off with a slightly belated attempted at stealing away Modern Warfare 2's crown with Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and most months of the year saw at least one cracking shooter find its way onto the shelves. This was the year of Bungie's Halo swansong, the year that Treyarch stepped out of Infinity Ward's shadow, the year that saw the Medal of Honor and GoldenEye franchises return too. We had a hard time narrowing down our shortlist - and we've expanded the list slightly for your votes - but really when it came down to it, this one was decided after the first couple of rounds of voting.

NB. Hit the thumbnail for price comps and the title for our full reviews where applicable.

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Best Video Game Awards 2010 | First Person Shooters

Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Busting out with Frostbite 2.0 and offering a more team-oriented experience than some of the other shooters this year, it was arguably BBC2, more than Medal of Honor, that really challenged Call of Duty's dominance in 2010.

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Bioshock 2

Perhaps not quite and groundbreaking and spellbinding as its progenitor, Bioshock 2 was nevertheless a much better FPS, with some fantastic action and a multiplayer that proved more than a mere afterthought.

Best Video Game Awards 2010 | First Person Shooters

Call of Duty: Black Ops

After the onset of the Infinity Ward soap opera, all eyes were on underdogs Treyarch to produce something magnificent. Black Ops was certainly that - making tonnes of noise, refusing to take itself too seriously, and mopping up a number of sales records in the process.

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Halo: Reach

Bungie's farewell to the Halo franchise was certainly a Noble effort indeed. As absorbing for five hours as it was for five minutes, Reach came stuffed with something for all comers, delighting fans and newbies alike.

Best Video Game Awards 2010 | First Person Shooters

Metro 2033

Brooding, atmospheric and idiosyncratic, Metro 2033 impressed many of our writers simply by having the balls to do something a little different. Offering one of the finest FPS experiences of the year it more than made up for its technical shortcomings with an abundance of character.

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Singularity

The little game that no-one saw coming, Singularity essentially took all of the best bits from the best FPS titles of the last ten years and stuck them all into one game. The result was sheer enjoyment for fans of the genre. Derivative? Sure. Fun? Undoubtedly.

Click here to see who won our Best FPS award and VOTE YOURSELVES!!!

Singularity | £9.98 | GAME & Gamestation | Xbox 360

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Jonathan Lester
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Activision really dropped the ball on this one. They're known for their unstoppable hype machine and willingness to big up their titles to extreme levels, but completely forgot to advertise Singularity to any great degree. Which is a crying shame considering that it's really good. Solid shooting mechanics mixed with awesome time manipulation makes for a thoroughly enjoyable romp.

Note that Currys are retailing at a similar price, but have no stock for home delivery.

Singularity | £15.85 | Shop To | XBox 360

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Lydia Low
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If you are after some cheap, derivative thrills then Singularity might be just what you are looking for. It nicks gaming tropes, mechanics and novelties from all over the place but this just adds to its enjoyment factor as you get a whole treat bag of tricks to play with. Sure its lack of visual panache is well matched by the number of glitches which call Singularity home but the combat is super fun and, unless you're a real stickler for originality, then you're bound to have a good time with this game, despite its many shortcomings. Thanks to Boughie24 at Hotukdeals!

Singularity | £17.99 | HMV | PS3

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Lydia Low
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I posted about HMV selling the 360 version of Singularity for £17.99 last week and now I am pleased to tell you that they are matching this price for PS3 owners. Considering how new the game is and how fun it is to play, this is a real bargain. Sure, it's not the prettiest title out there by a long shot and it's glitchy as hell at times but if you are looking for sheer entertainment then Singularity has a lot to offer. Thanks to its habit of nicking all kinds of gameplay ideas from other titles, it's just chockful of interesting elements to keep you engaged, all wrapped up in a delightfully ridiculous narrative. Thanks to AK Gunners at Hotukdeals!

Singularity | £17.99 | HMV | XBox 360

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Lydia Low
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Singularity | £17.99 | HMV | XBox 360

The level of exposure that Singularity has received simply doesn't match up to how fun it is. With a fairly derivative but entertaining plot and gameplay elements pinched from all over the gaming world, you are bound to have a good time with this game. It's a bit disappointing visually and liberally sprinkled with glitches but the combat makes up for this. It's very entertaining and solid and certainly appealing to gore porn fans like myself. Considering how new this game is, it's impressive to see it available at this price already and well worth grabbing before HMV change their minds. Thanks to scott_w_1981 at Hotukdeals!

Singularity £22.99 @ Cool Shop UK [PC Games]

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'Singularity, eh? Isn't that some sort of sci-fi thing that the crew of the Enterprise come across every now and again when the Borg have broken down and the Klingons are sleeping off a hang-over?' Seeing as Singularity didn't receive much publicity, you'd be forgiven if this was the answer you gave to somebody if they asked you what Singularity was.

For all you PC owners out there who saw Lydia's post a couple of days ago and were a little bit disappointed that the version of the game for your desktops hadn't dropped down in price, I'm happy to report that Cool Shop UK are parting with copies for £22.99. This'll save you almost £2 on the next best price of £24.85 coming in from ShopTo, but you'll need to hurry because they're down to their last few copies.

You step into Nate Renko's shoes as he heads off to Katorga-12, a supposedly abandoned island, on another black ops mission. Unfortunately, he ends up crash landing on the strange and mysterious land mass, which is home to a Russian testing facility left over from the cold war, and as he begins exploring he soon discovers that he's phasing between the present day and 1955.

In the early stages of the game the majority of your time'll be spent dealing with the mutated test subjects, who immediately take a homicidal disliking to you. However once you discover the time manipulation device you'll gain access to a whole range of powers to deal with your enemies, including the ability to rapidly age them until they turn to ash.

Ok, I know you're probably thinking, 'hmmm crash landing in a creepy environment, where you can wield weapons and powers, and part of the game's set in the 50s, . . . wait a minute this sounds an awful lot like Bioshock with a couple of changes to me'. Yes there are a few similarities, and yes it hasn't been advertised as well as some of the other titles on the market at the moment, but don't write it off because it you do you'll be missing out on a great game.

Still not convinced? Then why not check out Matt's review here.

Singularity £22.10 @ Tesco Entertainment [XBox 360 & PS3 Games]

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Singularity £22.10 @ Tesco Entertainment [XBox 360 & PS3 Games]

You probably don't own Singularity, in fact you'd be forgiven if you'd never even heard of the game considering the pathetic level of exposure it has received. This is a shame as it's a decent title and a hell of a lot of fun and considering how cheaply it is available already, certainly worth picking up.

This is yet another deal that relies on the Tesco Entertainment 15% off promotional code (will it ever expire?!) but even before that is added, Tesco are boasting the best price of £26 for either console version. If you were to buy without the code then you'd stand to save £1 against the next best price (£26.99 from Gameplay), include it and you can save yourself nearly a fiver!

To chop the price down to £22.10 just enter the following voucher code at checkout: FTSL15-1

Singularity's plot sure aint the most original of narratives but it is nonetheless engrossing. On the allegedly deserted Katorga-12 a team of Black Ops soldiers, headed by protagonist Nate Renko, are investigating the discovery of some highly abnormal radiation levels. Or at least that's the plan; things go dreadfully awry when the plane gets hit by an EMP en route and the landing becomes a crash. From this point things take a turn for the decidedly bizarre as Renko discovers that those pesky Russians have discovered a way to time travel & transformed everybody on Katorga into cannibalistic monsters, all thanks to an incredibly radioactive new element that they have discovered.

The fact that the gameplay hooks are even less original than the premise, with elements nabbed from all over the gaming shop, is actually, in many ways, a very positive thing as it adds up to a conglomeration of awesomely fun gameplay pick and mix. Combat is robust, very enjoyable and never gets tedious. It's even fun just to watch, regularly drenching the screen in satisfying globs of gore. There's also a few clever puzzles thrown into the mix to keep you on your toes.  It's certainly far from profound but it doesn't really matter; Singularity is a riot from start to finish.

It's not all good news of course. There's a number of glitches sprinkled throughout proceedings and, visually speaking, Singularity is a bit behind the times and certainly nothing special. Furthermore its lack of originality means, that while fun, little of the game will stay with you after you have finished.

While I would say it is a real shame that the game has been so under-exposed and it is definitely worth giving Singularity a try, you might feel a little put out spending nearly £30 on it, so it's probably worth waiting for the price to drop some more. After all at the rate it is sliding at the moment, it probably won't be long before you can get it for a tenner!

Thanks to Sharky Rocks at Hotukdeals!

Singularity £29.95 @ Zavvi [PS3/Xbox 360 Games]

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Matt Gardner
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Singularity is not an original game. It gleefully steals ideas and concepts from every AAA FPS that we've seen in the last few years - Bioshock and Half-Life 2 in particular - but it's precisely because of this that it actually proves to be a fantastically fun little game, not that you'd be able to tell thanks to a promotional budget for this game that appears to be less than the price of a rubber band. But then I suppose that's what we're here for, to help you decide how to spend your hard-earned cash.

This isn't really just another FPS, but rather an homage-stuffed collection of all of the best bits the genre's seen recently. If that sounds appealing to you, and it probably should, you might be pleased to know that you can currently pick up both console copies for just £29.95 at Zavvi, saving you £2 if you're a PS3 owner and double that if you're a Microsoft fan.

The story kicks off with you doing a pass of the Russian coast after picking up some abnormally high radiation readings and your plane gets hit by an EMP and you find yourself washed up on Katorga-12. It's here that you uncover a number of things:

  1. The Russians have discovered a new element that's extremely radioactive.
  2. Apparently they've found a way to use this to time travel.
  3. It's also turned everyone on the island into a flesh-craving slobbering beast.

It's utterly barmy, and all the better for it. You see there have been a swathe of  'realistic' shooters slowly sucking the fun out of the FPS genre, and thankfully Raven have stepped up to sort it out.

This is a game that does all the basic things right: Sturdy combat? Check. Buckets of gore? Check. Gravity gun? Check. Plasmid-style system? Check. Time Manipulation Device that allows you to terminally age enemies in the blink of an eye? Oh yes! Not once did I find myself bored by this game, with the developers constantly changing the way you play it or throwing in a basic puzzle or a fat new gun or an enormous boss or a sneaky stealth section. It's not perfect by any means, the multiplayer feels tacked on and I would have loved to have seen more boss fights, but it's certainly worthy of your time and money.

Click here to read my full review.

Singularity £29.99 @ Cool Shop UK [PS3 Games]

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Tom Silkstone
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This is a game that bathes in its science fiction roots, incorporating time travel, dangerous levels of radiation,  a wacky new element with amazing properties, and an army of mutated creatures.

Cool Shop UK are parting with copies of the game for £29.99, which is pretty reasonable considering it only came out a few days ago and should also save you almost £3 on the next best offer of £32.95 coming in from Zavvi.

Whilst you could accuse the game of stealing a number of ideas from some fairly recent titles, the plot is pretty engrossing and you'll definitely get caught up in the temporal tale. Players take on the role of Black Ops soldier Nate Renko, who's team flies to the seemingly abandoned island of Katorga-12, after some abnormal radiation levels are detected coming from the floating landmass. Unfortunately, he crass lands on the island and stumbles across a Russian testing facility from the Cold war, and far more shockingly finds himself occasionally phasing back to 1955.

The gameplay initially takes the form of your typical first person shooter as you mow down the twisted test subjects that run towards you screaming their heads off (not literally though, otherwise they'd be pretty useless assailants). However, once you find the time manipulation device (referred to as the TMD by some of the characters) things start to get a little bit more interesting, as a whole range of powers become available to you. At this point, you'll probably be thinking this sounds a little bit like a rehash of Bioshock to me, but luckily the powers aren't identical and most revolve around the central theme of time travel including my personal favourite, which is the ability to age your enemies to a pile of ash within seconds.

This is a title that you might easily overlook, but I'd recommend that you give it a go otherwise you'll be missing out on a little gem.

If you want to find out more then check out Matt's review here.

Singularity Review: The Times They Are A-Changin'

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Matt Gardner
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Platforms: PC | PS3 | X360

Developer: Raven Software

Publisher: Activision

Sometimes, through no real fault of their own, good games fall by the wayside. Untouched. Unnoticed. Unloved. The reasons for this are nearly always incredibly straightforward: the publisher has ploughed all of its money into the latest instalment of its flagship series. The target audience is an unknown entity. It's a new IP and it's just been thrown in at the deep end to see if it can swim. I fear that Singularity might well be one of those games. It's arrived with all of the majesty and fanfare of a butterfly's fart in a wind tunnel which is a crying shame because it's really rather good.

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Much of this has to do with the fact that the game shamelessly rips-off all of the best shooters of the twenty-first century and makes no apologies about doing so. Apart from Half-Life 2, which I'll come to in a bit, Bioshock is probably the most obvious source of rich material here, and Raven have mined 2K's modern classic well. The opening scenes are strikingly similar, you tumbling out of an EMP-stricken helicopter and finding yourself surrounded by the burning wreckage of the pier you half demolished going some way to evoke memories of Bioshock's plane crash. There are audio logs littering the corridors, the entire island reeks of a decayed 50s era and you see all of the action unfold through the eyes of a silent protagonist.

There's been an odd extraordinarily high radioactive energy reading that the US have detected off of the coast of Russia and so, tempting an international incident, they decide to send you - Captain Nathaniel Renko - in with a squad to check it out. However, an EMP blast knocks your chopper out of the sky and you find yourself washed up on Katorga-12, with most of your team MIA. It turns out that the Soviets discovered an amazing new element - E99 - and were running a whole bunch of tests on a variety of subjects. Basically mad Russian scientists started playing with hideously radioactive fire and it all went horribly wrong. Like it always does.

Click here to find out if Raven have delivered the goods....

Even More Video Game Release Dates June 2010

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Even More Video Game Release Dates June 2010

June 2010 New Releases

Quite a fun little week to end th month of June. Whether you're up for a combination of the cute and the sinister with Naughty Bear - the only game in existence to lay claim to having something in common with both Winnie the Pooh and Codename 47 - or fancy dipping into the first four years of Harry Potter's Hogwarts life as seen through the eyes of Traveller's Tales, there might well be something here to make you chuckle. Otherwise, UK based PS3 fans can finally get their mitts on Demon's Souls and the robots in disguise make a colourful return.

How to use: Click on the title of the video game if you would like to see the cross platform possibilities. Click on the game cover of the platform of your choice to see the price comparison for that particular game, showing you the cheapest prices from UK online retailers.

NB. Good games take time so be aware some of these dates may well change.

22nd - 30th June 2010:

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Armada 2526
25th June 2010
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Backbreaker
25th June 2010
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Demon's Souls
25th June 2010
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LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
25th June 2010
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Naughty Bear
25th June 2010
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Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Osborne House
25th June 2010
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Singularity
25th June 2010
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Transformers: War For Cybertron
25th June 2010
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