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LEGO Ninjago Nindroids Review | Go Ninja Go Ninjago

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Jonathan Lester
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Action Games, Hellbent Games, PS Vita games, TT Games, Warner Bros. Interactive

LEGO Ninjago Nindroids Review | Go Ninja Go Ninjago

Platforms: 3DS | PS Vita (reviewed)

Developer: Hellbent Games | TT Games

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive

LEGO. Ninjas. Both of these things are undeniably excellent in their own right, so I suspect that the LEGO Ninjago toy line can boast the shortest brainstorming session in company history. "We haven't sold Ninja-themed kits since 1998. So how about... more ninjas... only this time on a futuristic alien planet with multiple armies that we can keep expanding on with new sets? Also some of the ninjas are robots. We can call them Nindroids."

"That's terrible. Let's do it, and also make a mechanical dragon. We can call it the MechDragon. Have a raise."

So Ninjago was born, and in fine transmedia style, spawned an animated series followed finally by a handheld game on PS Vita and 3DS. It's the sort of eye-rolling predictable play that you'd expect from any big company, but does it live up to the usual standard we expect from TT Games?

LEGO Ninjago Nindroids Review | Go Ninja Go Ninjago

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Next-gen begins Next February as Batman takes on The Witcher

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Batman: Arkham Knight, PC games, PS4 games, Rocksteady Studios, trailer, Warner Bros. Interactive, Xbox One Games

Next-gen begins Next February as Batman takes on The Witcher

Brendan reckons that there's plenty to keep us occupied this year, but the new console generation is set to kick off in the third week of February 2015. An indiscreet Microsoft store listing seems to have outed Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Knight's release date as February 24th, putting it straight up against The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

As massive third-party sequels that promise to be true 'next-gen' games as opposed to scalable cross-gen ports, both of these titles represent the true end of the last generation and beginning of the new one in gaming terms. For now, finish your backlog and prepare your wallets. 2015 is going to be utterly insane before we've even made it to Spring.

Batman vs Geralt. Who's your money on? Personally, I foresee a sizeable financial dent and a mysterious week-long illness in my future. February is flu season after all...

Cancel Christmas! Batman: Arkham Knight delayed into 2015

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Delays, PC games, PS4 games, Rocksteady Studios, Warner Bros. Interactive, Xbox One Games

Cancel Christmas! Batman: Arkham Knight delayed into 2015

The signs were all there. A trailer lacking release date info. LEGO Batman 3 being confirmed for the same month. We should have seen it coming -- we did see it coming -- but just couldn't bring ourselves to believe it.

Gosh, wasn't that dramatic? Long story short, we've lost yet another next-gen Christmas game as Batman: Arkham Knight slips through our eager fingers from October into "2015."

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PS Vita LEGO Mega Pack (& 8GB Memory Card) only £19.99 at Grainger Games

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
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PS Vita games, TT Games, Warner Bros. Interactive

PS Vita LEGO Mega Pack (& 8GB Memory Card) only £19.99 at Grainger Games

PS Vita LEGO Mega Pack | Grainger Games | £19.99 (save £15)

There's a difference between a good game and a good deal. This, for example, is a very good deal. Grainger Games will save you £15 on the PS Vita LEGO Mega Pack, which includes Harry Potter 5-7, Batman 1 & 2, Indiana Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean & Star Wars 3 pre-loaded onto a memory stick.

However, the games themselves aren't the full-fat versions, rather most are underwhelming handheld knock-offs. Shame really, since even the PSP had the regular versions, but great value nonetheless (especially since you keep the memory card). Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII @ HUKD!

LEGO Batman 3 goes up against The Arkham Knight

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
TT Games, Warner Bros. Interactive

Unless Rocksteady's sequel has been delayed

The Batman game we deserve is going up against the Batman game we need.

I'm not entirely sure which is which, but either way, Warner Bros Interactive seems set to make this a mad Autumn for Batman Fans.

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Batman: Arkham Knight looks unmistakeably next-gen in gameplay trailer

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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Batman: Arkham Knight, PC games, PS4 games, Rocksteady Studios, trailer, Warner Bros. Interactive, Xbox One Games

Batman: Arkham Knight looks unmistakeably next-gen in gameplay trailer

Whereas most publishers are hedging their bets with cross-gen games, Rocksteady are developing Batman: Arkham Knight specifically for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

The results being no less than jaw-dropping (so long as this new 'gameplay' trailer is actually representative as opposed to a massively airbrushed lie). It does look to be in-engine, which is immensely pleasing.

Nevertheless, the new video also serves to remind us of the premise -- Scarecrow's return to Gotham -- while reacquainting us with The Arkham Knight himself. Has Batman met his match?

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Mad Max slips to 2015, have a trailer while you wait

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Avalanche Studios, Mad Max, PC games, PS3 games, PS4 games, trailer, Warner Bros. Interactive, Xbox One, Xbox One Games

Would you like the good news or the bad news?

We've got a new trailer for Mad Max to show you today, which pleasingly focuses on post-apocalyptic vehicular carnage. Creating and customising your "ultimate combat vehicle" is going to be a key facet of the game, and it promises to be as fun as it sounds.

Unfortunately, the new trailer also reveals that Mad Max has slipped from its 2014 launch window into next year. Still, with red hot Just Cause 3 rumours currently churning through the mill, it's clear that Avalanche will still be making headlines over the next few months.

Throttle back, Warner Bros... or LEGO will go the way of Guitar Hero

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Features
Tags:
Guitar Hero, lego, Lego The Hobbit, Traveller's Tales, TT Games, Warner Bros. Interactive

Throttle back, Warner Bros... or LEGO will go the way of Guitar Hero

We love the LEGO games here at Dealspwn.com. From humble British beginnings, Traveller's Tales blended our favourite films with our favourite childhood toy, creating a gentle, accessible, hilarious and compelling set of adventures for everyone to enjoy. We've certainly had a lot of it to enjoy, too, from Star Wars to Indiana Jones.

And Harry Potter. And The Lord Of The Rings. And LEGO City Undercover and The Chase Begins and DC Super Heroes and DC Super Heroes 2 and Rock Band and The Adventure Continues and Pirates Of The Caribbean and Ninjago and The Legends Of Chima and Marvel Super Heroes and Universe in Peril and the LEGO Movie... culminating in a Hobbit tie-in that launched before the Trilogy has even completed, offers scant new features, feels unpolished and arrives less than two months after their last major release.

Throttle back, Warner Bros... or LEGO will go the way of Guitar Hero

Uh-oh. This is actually rather worrying... because we've seen it before. When a franchise oversaturates its own marketplace and directly competes with itself because a publisher wants too much of a good thing, the alarm bells are bound to go off  - as we learned thanks to a certain extinct music game featuring plastic guitars and a billion unnecessary semi-sequels all clamouring for attention.

If Warner Bros. doesn't throttle back, there's a real and present danger of our beloved LEGO series going the same way.

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Massive LEGO sale hits Steam: get Marvel Super Heroes for a ridiculous £3.74!

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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PC, PC games, Platformers, TT Games, Warner Bros. Interactive

Massive LEGO sale hits Steam: get Marvel Super Heroes for a ridiculous £3.74!

We're huge fans of Traveller's Tales' LEGO games, due to their accessible platforming, fun factor, respect for their source material and gently anarchic sense of humour, so this massive Steam sale is right up our alley. They're charging between £2.49 to £3.79 for the likes of Batman and LOTR, but the headline act is the fantastic LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, which costs less than £4. Do it.

Anyway, here's the selection - thanks to and courtesy of Webhead @ HUKD!

You should not pass on LEGO LOTR for £4.00 at Greenman Gaming (PC)

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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PC games, Platform games, Platformers, TT Games, Warner Bros. Interactive

You should not pass on LEGO LOTR for £4.00 at Greenman Gaming (PC)

LEGO Lord Of The RingsGreenman Gaming | £4.00 (Save Over £3.50)
PC price comparisonLEGO Lord Of The Rings Review
Voucher Code: O3H7FE-D4NFO0-F0LIGK 

TT Games know how to make a game fun, hilarious and involving no matter how old the player - and LEGO Lord Of The Rings is no exception. Gentle yet compelling gameplay, anarchic humour and all your favourite characters in LEGO form has to be worth £4.00, no?

Why not wait for the new Hobbit tie-in to depreciate and play this to tide you over. Thanks to Jas10 @ HUKD!

Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Knight revealed for PC, PS4 & Xbox One [UPDATE]

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Action Games, PC, PC games, PS4, PS4 games, Rocksteady Studios, Warner Bros. Interactive, Xbox One, Xbox One Games

Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Knight revealed for PC, PS4 & Xbox One [UPDATE]

Yes, we can finally drive the Batmobile!

WB Games Montreal did a reasonable if underwhelming job with Batman: Arkham Origins, but we all knew that original masterminds Rocksteady Studios had to be working on a tasty new project for next-gen systems.

An exciting prospect... which has been blown wide open thanks to an indiscreet product listing from GAME, followed by a Game Informer cover story. Batman: Arkham Knight is set to release on PC, PS4 and Xbox One later this year, providing the "explosive finale" to the Arkham series alongside the opportunity to finally get behind the wheel of the Batmobile.

UPDATE: Enjoy the announcement trailer!

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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Super Pack Edition now £29.99 on Xbox One at GAME

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Action Games, TT Games, Warner Bros. Interactive, Xbox One, Xbox One Games

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Super Pack Edition now £29.99 on Xbox One at GAME

Lego Marvel Super Heroes Super Pack Edition | GAME | £29.99
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Review

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes was always going to be epic. The two legendary franchises collide in a colourful and compelling sandbox that's good for hours of gentle cooperative fun, with all of our favourite heroes brought to life with their trademark skills and abilities intact. To be honest, it's probably the best Marvel tie-in game since the sidescrolling brawler era.

Though GAME and Amazon are competing for the cheapest price on Xbox One, an attractive £29.99, GAME manage to edge out in front by offering their exclusive Super Pack Edition which includes extra characters and vehicles. Mind you, PC gamers are still laughing all the way to the bankThanks to MrMase @ HUKD!

Batman: Arkham Origins £12.95 at The Game Collection on PS3

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Action Games, PS3, PS3 games, Warner Bros. Interactive

Batman: Arkham Origins £12.95 at The Game Collection on PS3

Batman: Arkham Origins | The Game Collection | £12. 95
Price ComparisonReview

Batman: Arkham Origins is a case of treading water as opposed to pushing the boat out, but now that most of the technical issues have been patched, there's plenty of cathartic action to be found here. If you're looking for the PS3 version, The Game Collection is offering a seriously impressive saving at £12.95, letting you keep about eight BatQuid in your BatPocket. Thanks to ElectroDragon8 @ HUKD!

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Review | Excelsior!

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Reviews
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3DS Games, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, PC games, PS Vita games, PS3 games, PS4 games, TT Games, Warner Bros. Interactive, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Review | Excelsior!

Platforms: PC | PS3 | Wii U | Xbox 360 (reviewed) | PS4 | Xbox One | 3DS | PS Vita

Developer: TT Games

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive

The nostalgic power of LEGO, glorious Marvel canon and TT Games' talent for crafting accessible adventures go together like Wolverine and Colossus: a Fastball Special of fabulous fan service. It was always going to be brilliant. I'm just amazed it took this long.

Traveller's Tales' attention to detail and generosity of spirit is nothing short of breathtaking. Dozens of beloved Marvel heroes and villains have been replicated in adorable LEGO format, complete with all of their trademark abilities and unique personality. Iron Man breezily flies around the stages, blasting foes with palm cannons, rockets and his Uni-Beam. The Incredible Hunk rampages about, throwing cars and smashing up the scenery, yet can change back into Bruce Banner at will. Mister Fantastic stretches and morphs, floating over gaps by turning into his very own parachute, while Magneto menacingly hovers and chucks metallic projectiles willy-nilly. Rather than lazily pigeonholing heroes into specific categories, LEGO Marvel Superheroes does its damndest to be the truest and most respectful Marvel adaptation you'll ever play.

Plus, this being a TT game, you can also BASE jump off the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier as Tony Stark wearing nothing but a helmet and boxer shorts if you want to.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Review | Excelsior!

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LEGO Lord Of The Rings | £9.99 | The Game Collection | PS Vita

Author:
Carl Phillips
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Deals
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Platform games, Platformers, PS Vita games, TT Games, Warner Bros. Interactive

LEGO Lord Of The Rings | £9.99 | The Game Collection | PS Vita
LEGO Lord Of The Rings | The Game Collection | £9.99
PS Vita price comparison | LEGO Lord Of The Rings Review

If you missed out on this one when it was a part of Playstation Plus, or perhaps you did get it and fancy freeing up some space on your memory card, this is a great offer. The Game Collection's flash deal ends up being almost a fiver cheaper than the next best listing.

It may not be the most challenging title TT games have released, and it might not look as sharp as some of the other Vita games out there, but it'smore of the same LEGO gameplay and it stays faithful to the source material, meaning fans of either franchise should get a kick of out it. Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII @ HUKD!

FEAR 2, FEAR 3, Lord of the Rings: War in the North & Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY | Pay What You Want | Humble Bundle | PC

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
PC games, Warner Bros. Interactive

FEAR 2, FEAR 3, Lord of the Rings: War in the North & Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY | Pay What You Want | Humble Bundle | PC

Pay What You Want for FEAR 2, FEAR 3, Lord of the Rings: War in the North & Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY

Beat the average for Scribblenauts Unlimited and Batman: Arkham City GOTY

Thanks and credit to Rubisco @ HUKD!

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Interview | Arthur Parsons On The Most Ambitious LEGO Game Yet

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Features
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Arthur Parsons, Games previews, Hulk Out, Interviews, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, Stan Lee, Traveller's Tales, TT Games, Video interviews, Warner Bros. Interactive

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Interview | Arthur Parsons On The Most Ambitious LEGO Game Yet

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is all set to be Traveller's Tales' magnum opus -- the LEGO game to end all LEGO games -- the best that there is. To do that, TT are doing what everyone seems to be doing these days: they're going open world, and stuffing a whole bunch of Marvel goodness into a fictional, and blocky, representation of New York City. You can find out everything that I saw at Gamescom, and my views on how the game's shaping up, in my extensive preview here (there'll be an impressions video rolling out soon), but I had a few unanswered questions.

Who better to answer them than game director Arthur Parsons, a 15-year stalwart at TT, and a man who's had his fingerprints on pretty much every LEGO game there's been. I caught up with Arthur at a preview event a couple of weeks ago to chat about how the team has gone about bridging the console generational gap, what new challenges and opportunities the open-world approach has brought to this game in particular, and how TT went about assembling their 150+ character roster.

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Injustice: Gods Among Us | £15.98 | Zavvi | PS3 / 360

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Fighting Games, Netherrealm Studios, Warner Bros. Interactive

Injustice: Gods Among Us | £15.98 | Zavvi | PS3 / 360

Injustice: Gods Among Us | Zavvi PS3360 | £15.98 (save £5)
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Warner Bros.: "There's Absolutely No LEGO Fatigue At All"

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
lego, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, Traveller's Tales, Warner Bros. Interactive

Warner Bros.: "There's Absolutely No LEGO Fatigue At All"

Warner Bros. Interactive's SVP of international games, Olivier Wolff, has revealed that the company have always been concerned that the LEGO series might have a ceiling in terms of its appeal. However, it would appear that the reverse is true, with Wolff declaring that actually the series has completely dodged consumer fatigue, and in fact there's more demand for LEGO games than ever before.

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