With a saving of over a fiver compared to the next best offer, this is the cheapest price we've seen for this one. It should be noted that while you'll be buying this from uPlay, you will actually be getting a Steam code. Harnessing old school gameplay and pairing it up with a sense of style, we felt that The New Order a glorious return for the Wolfenstein franchise. It also proved that single-player-only FPS games still have a place in modern gaming. Oh, and there are killer robot dogs. So plus points all round, basically. Cheers to Buzz for the heads-up!
Be sure to check out our Wolfenstein: The New Order review for more details.
Here's a fantastic price for the Limited Edition of Far Cry 4. Yes, when you click through the listing looks like the standard edition, but it's been confirmed you'll get the Limited Edition with this digital purchase. Best of all, you'll be saving a tenner over the next best offer, which is quite the bargain. The Limited Edition comes with the Hurk's Redemption missions, which apparently provides an extra hour of gameplay and a harpoon gun. Despite not quite matching its predecessor, we felt that Far Cry 4 was a "gorgeous, systems-oriented playground that provides endless hours of entertainment. And exploding elephants." Thanks to mrsusan74 @ HUKD!
Be sure to check out our Far Cry 4 review for more details.
Another deal on the CDKeys website today sees The Crew drop to just £9.49 for PC. You will need to like the CDKeys Facebook page to get a 5% discount code to get it at the reduced price.
"The Crew is a revolutionary action-driving MMO developed exclusively for next-gen consoles and high-end PCs that leverage new hardware capabilities to connect players online like never before. The Crew takes you and your friends on a wild ride across a massive open-world recreation of the United States that is loaded with exciting challenges. Generous in content and tailored for the connected generation, The Crew is the next-gen game that redefines action-driving."
Thanks to Krissto @ HUKD for the heads up.
Summer sales, Summer sales everywhere. Today it's Funstock Digital's turn to offer us their digital gaming items at great prices, and they've made a pretty good attempt!
If you were hoping for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag to drop any lower than £3.99 then unfortunately you are ship out of luck.
That is an absolutely fantastic price for AC: Black Flag and I think we should all get together and sing about it. Come on, I wanna hear those high c's! (I'll stop now).
If you're having trouble with Uplay games today, it's likely due to an ongoing problem with Ubisoft's servers.Click here to read more...
I am 99% sure this is the lowest we have seen this little gem of a game available for, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is a standalone game that runs using the same engine as its highly successful gaming brother Far Cry 3.
Please note: purchase will require you to have a US address stored on your Amazon account.
Be sure to check out Jon's review of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon where he awarded it a tidy 8/10 and stated:
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon shows you a damn good time for map pack money. If you're seeking bombastic freeform thrills, nostalgia value and laughs aplenty, it's hard to go wrong with this quad-barrelled disasterpiece.
Who doesn't like Rayman? Thought as much.
Rayman Legends is currently £4.00 at Direct2Drive (Gamefly for those who haven't a clue who I am referring to) and on the assumption you are purchasing this on a new account you can use the code '10NEWSLETTERUK' to drop the price to a nice tidy £3.60....bargain!
"Michel Ancel, the celebrated creator of Rayman®, Beyond Good & Evil®, and the Raving Rabbids®, returns to unleash his innovative creativity on this new entry into the Rayman® franchise.When Rayman, Globox, and the Teensies discover a mysterious tent filled with captivating paintings, they are suddenly transported to a series of mythical new worlds!Join them as they run, jump and slap their way through each world to get home, save the day, and discover the secrets of the legendary paintings!Click here to read more...
We call it how we see it here on Dealspwn. We've frequently castigated EA for anti-consumer practices; we berated Microsoft for their failures in communication and advocacy of DRM back in the days of Don Mattrick, who sort of sounds a little bit like the worst Mafioso ever; we lamented Nintendo's lunacy, waged war on WB snipping bits off of Shadow of Mordor, slammed industry cancers like on-disc DLC, ludicrous season passes, and the heady age of multiplayer serial codes.
Now it's Ubisoft's turn.
The French publisher has had a number of major screw-ups in the last twelve months, from trying to argue that one of the biggest studios in the world didn't have the resources to develop female characters, to charging £50 for standard PC games, to forcing Uplay into everything, to writing off 60 FPS as an industry standard. That last one is bitterly ironic considering that the jewel in their winter release slate -- Assassin's Creed: Unity -- appears to be laughably unable to hit 30 FPS on a consistent basis, let alone 60.
It's a far cry (sorry) from the company we all saw swoop into E3 last year and save everybody's bacon. This is the company that stuck by Rayman despite dismal sales, the company that (along with Obsidian, of course) finally brought us a South Park game that did the IP justice, these folks gave us Sid Meier's Assassin's Creed Pirates! Now, however, their biggest game of the year has been found out to be a buggy mess, their stringent, launch-day embargo lies in ridiculed ruins, and one wonders whether or not this will have a knock-on effect for Far Cry 4 and The Crew.
Where did it all go wrong?Click here to read more...
Ubisoft have confirmed that they won't be bringing their biggest hitters of this winter -- Assassin's Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, or The Crew -- to Steam, preferring instead that people pay £50 for these PC titles on Uplay or at partnered retailers.
So AC: Unity, Far Cry 4, and The Crew will be skipping Steam in the UK. Our take on the latest Ubisoft omnishambles http://t.co/KGt2635wXB
— Dealspwn (@Dealspwn) November 6, 2014
I gave my take on the matter earlier today, asking why on earth Ubisoft would shoot themselves in the feet like this. Is it to keep the markup on price? Does it have anything to do with any backroom deals between Ubisoft and their retail partners? Steam just won Platform of the Year at the Golden Joysticks with good reason -- its ubiquity on PC is powerful indeed. But maybe Ubisoft just wants to follow in EA's footsteps and consolidate their own online platform.
Needless to say, the internet was not happy.
Ubisoft just gave a big middle finger to its UK customers.
— Untimely Gamer (@untimelygamer) November 6, 2014
Ubisoft has gone the way of EA and won't be selling their new games on Steam anymore in the UK. Only UPlay. Urgghhh.
— Matt Collins (@Mattophobia) November 6, 2014
Click here to read more...
Ubisoft i am never buying a single game from you again You are the worst company in the industry
— RedDash16 (@RedDash16) November 6, 2014
The Crew is breathtakingly ambitious. As I reported in our extensive hands-on preview, it's an attempt to blend MMORPGs and racing games together into a single package, set in a 5000km² adventure playground shaped and themed like the United States, with the ability to form persistent crews and factions with other players for competitive co-op. It's a brilliant idea, and one that could absolutely smash the genre wide open if it works.
However, there's an elephant in the room. Uplay. Ubisoft's digital platform has historically proved itself unfit for task during game launches, such as we saw with Watch Dogs and Far Cry 3, whereas The Crew hinges around its multiplayer as a core part of the experience. Will it hold up?
Naturally I made sure to pose the question to creative director Julian Gerighty.Click here to read more...
The Walking Dead Season 2 - Season Pass | £4.75 | Uplay
Well this is a bit of a turn up. I'm not even sure we've seen a Season 1 pass drop this low. But yes, Ubisoft have slashed the price of the season pass for The Walking Dead: Season 2 down to under a fiver, meaning you can get every episode of What Clementine Did Next for under a pound per episode. Despite the crippling bugs we've encountered along the way, that's well worth a punt, especially if you're coming into it new, even if it is Uplay.
Great spot by Gemsa from HUKD.
In response to community feedback, Ubisoft have scrapped the Uplay Passport scheme (their version of the online pass) - and even removed it wholesale from Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.
Good.Click here to read more...
PC gamers! Ubisoft didn't mean to push you away with crappy Uplay itegration and awful DRM. They want to rekindle a loving, mutually beneficial relationship with you, to give you choice in the bedroom (or living room, or wherever you have your PC). They want to spice things up with variety and give you options.
Yep, Ubisoft want to woo the PC community, and after last year's hilarious comedy of errors, they kind of need to.Click here to read more...
Ubisoft has launched a Gamescom sale on their online store: offering a single game for £1 on each day of the show.
Today, you'll be able to get H.A.W.X. 2's deluxe edition for £1. Here are the rest of the offers, all of which are only valid for a single 24 hour period.
Note that you'll have to register and play them via the newly-refurbished Uplay client, which isn't exactly in our good books. Still, there's no arguing with that price.
Whoops. After Driver: San Francisco's Uplay Passport (an online pass by any other name) caused a huge amount of controversy on the build up to release, numerous players have reported that their bundled codes simply don't work. Ubisoft has now confirmed that this is down to a massive printing error... and in a stroke of what can only be described as wonderful generosity and feverish desperation, they've opted to offer a free Uplay passport to all players. For the time being.
Here are the details direct from Ubisoft themselves:
There are two ways to access [Driver: San Francisco's] online features:
1. Select Start My 2-Day Free Trial, which will not expire, OR
2. Select Purchase Uplay Passport, which will be provided at no charge.
Either option will unlock the 11 multiplayer modes and the Film Director feature on console titles with Uplay Passport.
We'll keep you posted about whether Ubisoft decide to reinstate the Uplay passport payment after another print run, but for now, it's awesome news. However, I daresay that many gamers will feel cheated out of a few quid after buying a new copy specifically for the multiplayer functionality.