Remember the Nintendo Wii? Ok, it's not quite that old but it is an absolute steal at £16.99.
Home of games such as Super Mario Galaxy, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Mario Kart Wii and the family favourite Wii Sports (bowling anyone?) you will be hard pressed to find so much entertainment at such little cost.
In fact whilst typing all this I have talked myself into buying one, I suggest you do the same.
Credit to SquidgySpider on HUKD for the heads up on this cracking find.
Yes, I know it's not the most 'next-gen' of games we could be posting about, but The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword is still a sensational game that's cheap as chips at The Game Collection. Well worth picking up if you've yet to experience it, and note that you can play it on Wii U thanks to the onboard emulator.
The deal expires at midnight tonight. Thanks to jaystan @ HUKD!
This is only available as a reserve and collect item at PC World, so you'll have to check availability for stores local to your area. If you can find one near to you, you'll be saving at least a fiver over the other sites. The game is one of the highest-rated titles in the series, sporting new gadgets, stronger RPG elements and Motion Plus support.
Grainger Games might not be able to hold their drink but they can certainly knock out a deal or two. Skyward Sword is the Zelda game that Wii owners have been dreaming of for half a decade, and it doesn't disappoint. You'll need MotionPlus for it, but when the game's sitting pretty at twenty quid, that shouldn't be a problem. Just remember to use the code 'ZEL20'.
One of the essential must-buy games of the year.
Not sold on Skyward Sword's waggle-happy controls? Well, tough, as Nintendo reveal that the motion-control machinations of young Link are here to stay.Click here to read more...
Never have I found myself so close to picking up a Wii than last weekend when, passing my local GAME store, I laid eyes on the new Skyward Sword poster. I'm an unashamed - well, sort of ashamed - Zelda fan, and if it weren't for the dire financial situation I am currently in, I'm almost certain I'd have sauntered in, plonked cash on the till and walked out with a Wii and Link's latest adventure. A lot of you are no doubt knee-deep in Skyward Sword by now, cruising the skies or testing the - so I hear- fantastic Wiimote swordplay. However, it appears Skyward Sword has something of a problem, as some players have reported being unable to proceed at a certain point in the game. Nintendo has identified the issue and dispatched a response.Click here to read more...
Eiji Aonuma, current series producer for The Legend of Zelda, has told of how in spite of coming to the series halfway through its lifespan thus far, he really wants to make the series his own, stamping his own mark on the series after taking the reins from Shigeru Miyamoto.Click here to read more...
Everyone plays games these days, even if they don't consider themselves to be a gamer. My own dear mother enjoys a variety of puzzle titles and RPGs but she's often to be found with her Nintendo DS firmly in hand, helping Professor Layton unravel mysteries. Now, we don't subscribe to the view that women only play Nintendogs and cover their games consoles in heart stickers and perfume, and therefore we've tried to resist the retail temptation to stereotype. Rather we've used our own mothers as a basis for this.
No...Dead Space 2 is not on the list.Click here to read more...
It's the last in our mini season of Twitter parties, and we're ending things with Ninty's biggest launch of the year. You know the drill by now, so make sure you've got enough food, drink, heating and internet. We're going to raise the cyber-roof !
Every hour, on the hour, between 6pm and midnight there'll be a question going up on either the @Dealspwn or @HotUKDeals streams on Twitter. We'll be kicking things off at 6pm on the @Dealspwn stream and alternating from there, so make sure you're following both accounts to maximise your chances.
And so we reach the last in our season of Twitter competitions.
It's been a bit of a nightmare year for Nintendo. The 3DS didn't exactly set the world on fire, the announcement of the Wii U was met with widespread confusion and shrugging, and the albino box that once printed money has found itself carried onwards only thanks to dancing titles. But Ninty are preparing for a big finish. The Wii is finally getting the dedicated Zelda epic that it has been longing after for four years.
And on Tuesday 15th, we're giving away 18 copies!
You know the drill by now. Every hour, on the hour, between 6pm and midnight there'll be a question going up on either the @Dealspwn or @HotUKDeals streams on Twitter. We'll be kicking things off at 6pm on the @Dealspwn stream and alternating from there, so make sure you're following both accounts to maximise your chances. The night will run as follows:
All you need to do is reply to the relevant stream on Twitter with the answer and the #winZelda hashtag within the hour.
For example, if this is the question:
Win Zelda. Name the village at the foot of Death Mountain in Ocarina of Time. #winZelda
If the question came from Dealspwn, then you should answer:
Kakariko Village @Dealspwn #WinZelda
Or if the question came from HUKD, then answer:
Kakariko Village @HotUKDeals #WinZelda
Individual question rounds will last an hour, after which three winners with the correct answer will be chosen at random for each question. As you'll see in the rules below, we only accept one entry per person. Multiple entries and duplicate posts are deleted upon data collation to ensure a level playing field. We tend not to disqualify people completely, but we will if you take the piss.
Things to note:
Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has teased out some new details pertaining to long-awaited Wii title The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword in his latest Iwata Asks column. Apparently advanced mechanical contrivances will play a role in the storyline - and not to put to fine a point on it, there will be many robots. Since this new slice of intel is a little spoilery to say the least, we've tucked it away after the page break.Click here for the new info (as spoiler-free as possible) >>
The release schedule is about to explode and shower us all in a tidal wave of games of which we'll probably only have the time and money to play through a fraction. However, to mark this special month, we're going to be throwing not one, not two, not even three...but four Twitter parties to mark this occasion.
Each one we've thrown has received a huge load of support and we haven't really held a big fat giveaway evening in a little while so we're going to be having four over the next couple of weeks starting this Friday. That's right...Four competitions, twenty-four rounds, seventy two games to be won.
Make sure you are following us on Twitter to stay abreast of immediate updates.
We'll be posting up individual announcements for each competition, but it's worth putting these dates in your calendar right now. The competitions will run a couple of days before the games on offer are due to be released in the hopes that winners will be able to feast upon their virtual rewards on launch day.
Upcoming Competitions (6pm start):
Friday 4th: Modern Warfare 3
Tuesday 8th: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Friday 11th: Assassin's Creed: Revelations
Tuesday 15th: Zelda: Skyward Sword
As usual, for the Twitter parties, there'll be a question each hour, on the hour, relating to subject game. Each round will last an hour, with three prizes per round, and all you'll have to do is tweet the correct answers back to us to be in with a shot. Once again we'll be sharing the responsibilities with HUKD and, as previously stated, we'll have specific announcements for each competition to explain things step-by-step. The first one will go live tonight at 8pm.
There'll be a few other little site-based comps to get stuck into as well, keep an eye on the site and the streams for more in the coming days.
Nintendo has been criticized as of late for its poor first-party content on their current home console, the Wii. We've seen very little in the way of AAA exclusives or chart-toppers, with The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword the biggest game on the Wii's horizon. Speaking in a financial briefing, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata chalked the lack of compelling first-party software down to continuing work on the Wii U, the Wii's successor, which is set for release next year.Click here to read more...
Nintendo has officially revealed another section of info about The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword, in which they reveal a new area of the game, a new race of allies, new gadgets and even how the harp will work - which is all very exciting indeed.
Alas, there's actually a medium-sized spoiler in here. Just so you know.Click here for the new intel >>
Ever since it official unveiling at E3 2010, much has been made of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword's MotionPlus-enhanced swordplay. While it suffered a few well-publicized glitches at first, subsequent media previews have confirmed the motion-sensing sword-swinging action is in good shape, and Nintendo is clearly very proud of the system. However, this wasn't always the case, as news has emerged from the latest Iwata Asks column that the Zelda team once considered dropping motion-controls in favor of a button-centric adventure.Click here to read more...
Nintendo has released a host of new details about The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword. The anticipated latest chapter in the Zelda franchise will offer underwater environments (with plenty of swimming), potion crafting, a powerful whip and a floating island of fun when it launches on 18th November.
We've got the full scoop below, but note that there are a couple of minor spoilers at the end.Click here to read more...
Skyward Sword is shaping up to be one of the strongest Zelda titles ever thanks to some great gadgets, intuitive flying mechanics and a crafting system - and it's really about time that Nintendo showed the Wii some first party loving. Sainsbury's Entertainment are currently accepting pre-orders for the Limited Edition (that includes a gold WiiMote and the soundtrack) for £44.99, which will save you around three quid at the time of writing.
The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword is shaping up to be... well, it's a Zelda game. It's going to be good. However, it contains a few nifty new upgrades to the traditional formula in a very literal sense. Players will be able to collect resources from slain enemies and use them to upgrade their gear at the Skyloft Scrap Shop, making their shields tougher and their catapults more powerful. We assume that most of the items and weapons can be upgraded, which should provide an addictive new dimension to the gameplay as well as a constantly-improving arsenal.
Check out our hands-on preview here, and click through for the trailer. We'll keep you updated ahead of its November launch.Click here to view the Skyward Sword upgrade trailer >>
So, Nintendo has just announced a new and redesigned Wii model which will probably coincide with a price-cut as we approach the release of its successor, the Wii U, with Nintendo looking to milk as much profit from their current console until it is replaced. However, your entire library of GameCube games might soon become obsolete; as Nintendo is slashing backwards-compatibility from the new Wii.Click here for more on the new Wii and some better news