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At A Glance: Roundup 23rd February - 1st March 2015

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 23rd February - 1st March 2015

This week we mark the Vita's third birthday with a roundtable on our highs and lows of Sony's handeheld. We also speculate on what we'd like to see at Valve's presser at GDC 15. Jon dissects Square's reasoning for bringing Dragon Quest Heroes to the West. Carl argues why game music should be in the Classic FM Hall of Fame. We've got a preview/interview double for the new Zombie Army Trilogy, and a Crowfall preview too. More? After a Sony boss was quoted as no longer being able to guarantee DriveClub PS+ Edition would ever release, I explain why you shouldn't care. However, I do think you should care about The Order: 1886 getting a sequel and I've got 12 tips on how it could match the hype next time.

In the reviews, Jon plays through Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart, the regular sized New 3DS and the excellent Dragon Ball Xenoverse. Meanwhile, I've been playing through the first episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2.

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At A Glance: Roundup 16th - 22nd February 2015

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Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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At A Glance: Roundup 16th - 22nd February 2015

This week at Dealspwn, it's all been about The Order: 1886. We have the review, a survival tips guide, and a couple of opinion pieces about the lack of gameplay Sony's new title has and Jon questions the value of AAA games like Evolve and The Order. With rumours of Rock Band making a return, Jon looks at the conditions we'd need to go back. Jon's also fessing up as a backseat gamer and he's telling you why. We've also got a preview of the almost-forgotten Xbox One exclusive, ScreamRide.

In the reviews, alongside The Order: 1886, we've got verdicts on the New 3DS handheld, Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy + and The Book of Unwritten Tales 2.

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At A Glance: Roundup 9th - 15th February 2015

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Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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At A Glance: Roundup 9th - 15th February 2015

Here's your weekly roundup of all the features and reviews at Dealspwn.com. In the wake of Nintendo bizarrely announcing a live-action Zelda series, we put together a tongue-in-cheek list of their IPs we'd rather see in action. Jon speculates on what we may see from Bethesda's first ever E3 press conference. Ever wanted the gaming world to merge with real-life? Us too, that's why we have a list of the Top 7 gaming features we need in real life. If you fancy a bit of Valentine's style multiplayer, we have a list for that too. With Eurogamer dropping review scores this week, we have a roundtable piece reflecting on what the Dealspwn staff think of review scores.

Evolve is the big game in the review's section this week as Jon delivers one of the more honest reviews out there. Other verdicts from him include Deathtrap and Sunless Sea. The remaining reviews haven't been given scores yet as they're all episodic titles, so we're waiting until the final episodes have passed before giving them their stars. Carl has a double whammy of Telltale's Game of Thrones and I play the opening episode of Life is Strange.

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At A Glance: Roundup 2nd - 8th February 2015

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 2nd - 8th February 2015

Sad times at Dealspwn this week as our beloved Editor, Matt Gardner, is moving onto pastures new. Be sure to check out his Chuckle Reel of his favourite moments here at Dealspwn.com. He'll be dearly missed around these parts and we wish him all the best. I'd like to take a moment to thank him personally for bringing me into the Dealspwn fold all those years ago. I'll be forever grateful, buddy.

He's gone out with a bang though with a list of the 20 best games of the decade so far (no Amy, Matt?), he got stuck into the Battlefield: Hardline beta to bring you a hands-on report and he joined Officer Carl for a very violent ridealong, with video evidence of the two Bad Boys in action. We put our heads together for a roundtable impressions piece on the game too and be sure to check out my five survival tips. Elsewhere in the Features section you can find Matt's final team podcast, a reflective piece on playing Remember Me without bothersome review conditions from me and Jon tells us what the brand new Persona 5 trailer means and also dives into the new details about Xenoblade Chronicles X.

The slim review season is beginning to thaw now as we bring you six verdicts on the likes of #IDARB, Dying Light, Unmechanical Extended, Criminal Girls: Invite Only, Grim Fandango Remastered and Freaking Meatbags. Enjoy links to the lot below and we'll do this again next week.

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At A Glance: Roundup 26th January - 1st February 2015

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 26th January - 1st February 2015

It's time to dust off that copy of Guild Wars 2 as the Hearts of Thorns expansion was finally revealed this week - Carl has the deets on that for you. Jon takes Ubisoft to task over their handling of 'stolen' game keys situation. He's also got some words to calm down gamers worried about the lack of third-party titles on the Wii U. Sony announced that Spotify was coming to PS4, but do we really want music in the background of our games, I'm pretty sure game music composers aren't a fan. Our Dying Light review code unlocked too late in the week to bring your review yet, but Matt's recorded the opening 30 minutes for you to take a look at.

Reviews include Avernum 2: Crystal Souls (win a copy here) and Citizens of Earth -a game that really wants to be EarthBound, but really isn't.

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At A Glance: Roundup 19th - 25th January 2015

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 19th - 25th January 2015

Some good news this week as Zenimax announced they would be dropping subscription fees from the Elder Scrolls Online, so we have a few reaction pieces on that. Elsewhere Jon gives us his impressions of the new Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate demo on 3DS. Matt picks out eight little-known games to look out for this year. We ask if the new Borderlands collection is new money for old rope. There's an hour of Gat out of Hell to take a gander at. We take a look at what Windows 10 might mean for gaming. Our From the Vault article brings back an older piece on the funniest games of all time, back from 2010.

In the reviews, Jon brings us verdicts on two (wait, what?) Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth games and Blackguards 2. Matt takes a look at the new Saints Row IV expansion, Gat out of Hell. And I take on the HD Remaster of Resident Evil.

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At A Glance: Roundup 12th - 18th January 2015

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 12th - 18th January 2015

The first Nintendo Direct broadcast of the year was big news this week with release details of upcoming Wii U/3Ds titles and the new, erm New 3DS. We have a roundtable of our personal highlights for you to dive into. We also take a look at the hottest exclusives to look out for on PS4 and Xbox One in 2015. There are also hot topic opinion pieces on the latest games including Bloodborne, Evolve, and GTA V on PC. Carl asks if WildStar can make a comeback in 2015 and I ask if The Order: 1886 is set to be another 'next-gen' letdown or if it's just a victim of poorly chosen demos.

With so many games to save up for Jon takes a look at the very best of the free to play titles out there and even dusts off Destiny for one last chance, only to find he's finally fallen in love with it - mine's still refusing to sell for asking price on eBay. Some Boomerang game rental customers had their account details stolen this week and Matt has some strong words on the company's rather pathetic apology. Enjoy links to all of the above and more below and don't forget to enter our Avernum 2 competition!

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At A Glance: Roundup 5th - 11th January 2015

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 5th - 11th January 2015

It's roundup time folks. So be sure to check out the links below which will take you through all of our features and reviews for the week. With so many broken games in 2014, we take a look at the 'pre-order problem.' PS Now subscription prices recently appeared in the US, so we ask if the value is any better. The CES (Consumer Electronics Show) had some gaming reveals in the shapes of the hilarious Mad Catz L.Y.N.X. 9 and Razor Forge TV and we have some strong words for both.

Jon provides three simple steps for bringing back Duke Nukem and examines the Wii U's incredibly strong 2015 lineup, but he isn't happy about the latest 3DS model still not including a power cable. I take a look at the hottest new gaming brands of 2015, and Matt points out the pointlessness of the PlayStation TV device after the US-only price cut. Our From The Vault article resurrects last year's gaming resolutions (much shame).

The reviews section boasts verdicts on Forza Horizon 2's DLC- Storm Island, Starpoint Gemini 2, This War of Mine and Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition.

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At A Glance: Roundup 29th December - 4th January 2015

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 29th December - 4th January 2015

Hello 2015, we've heard good things. For now though, a quick look back over the last week here at Dealspwn.com. Our final picks for the best games of 2014 are listed below for the likes of Action, New IP and the overall Game of the Year. More importantly, our reader vote is in, so find out what you all chose.

Matt lists five things that sucked in 2014 that we've hopefully seen the back of. Jon gives us his Halo 5 beta impressions and also reviews Digimon: All-star Rumble. In preparation for 2015, we list our most anticipated titles and I came up with 10 New Year Resolutions for naughty developers and publishers to follow.

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At A Glance: Roundup 22nd - 28th December 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 22nd - 28th December 2014

It's been a Deals focused week here at Dealspwn as we hunted down the cheapest gaming deals and console bundles before and after Christmas. As the year draws to a close though, the team got together to round up the best releases of the year for our in-depth Game of the Year awards. Below you'll find links to numerous categories for different gaming genres as we pick out the best of the best. Be sure to check out our podcast that looks back over 2014 too.

Sadly, hackers/cyber pranksters were on their worst behaviour over Christmas, causing PSN and Xbox Live to crash, leaving gamers struggling to get online or even get their new consoles up and running properly. We've come prepared though and have a handy guide of seven things you can do with your console while normal service resumes so you don't have to be sad like Sheldon and Amy. Don't worry, none of them involve going outside.

There's just the one review this week as Jon closes his epic year of review coverage with a Ninty corker in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. Enjoy the links below and I'll see you next year.

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At A Glance: Roundup 15th - 21st December 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 15th - 21st December 2014

It's weekly roundup time. So, what's to be seen in our busy Features and Reviews pages from the last seven days? We have a few last minute Buyer's Guides for those of you still looking for a PS4 or Xbox One. That said, Jon makes a case for the Wii U being the must-have console of 2014. We also examine Microsoft's aggressive price cuts in the run up to Xmas. A Top 10 article picks out the potential disappointments of 2015 and another Top 10 looks at the most life-affirming games around. There's a fresh Evolve hand-on preview where we play with a brand new monster. Did you hear Telltale are making a Minecraft title? We have a roundtable reaction piece for that little oddity. Elsewhere, we celebrate the most bonkers games of 2014 and our podcast serves up the alternative GOTY awards.

Been tempted by the PlayStation TV device that lets you stream PS4 games to a second TV or play Vita games on the big screen? Be sure to check out Matt's full review then. Jon also has the verdict on Rune Factory 4- a late contender for 3DS game of the year.

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At A Glance: Roundup 8th - 14th December 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 8th - 14th December 2014

It's award season here at Dealspwn and we have a few community polls for you to choose your favourite releases of the year. The team have also taken the time to look back over the last 12 months to give you our personal highlights for best game, favourite/most played game, best moment, disappointment, surprise and naturally our most anticipated titles of next year.

Elsewhere we have a rather disappointed hands-on with The Order: 1886. We're not convinced the new Destiny DLC is worth your cash, luckily we've provided 10 alternatives. Be on the look out for more dodgy DLC in the future too and have a read of Jon examination of on-disc DLC. Our From the Vault piece dusts off an older article about linearity in games, which is still worth a read today. The Sunday Seven this week leaps to the side of Assassin's Creed Rogue as I explain how it truly smashes it's big brother, Unity.

We have a couple of reviews for you too. It'll come as no surprise that The Crew wasn't worth the effort, the hype or the headlines. good thing Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is here to provide a fantastic adventure for you and three buddies. Enjoy the links to all of these items below, and don't forget to head on over to our game deals page if you're after the latest cheap prices.

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At A Glance: Roundup 1st - 7th December 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 1st - 7th December 2014

It's been party time this week as the original PlayStation turned 20. To celebrate we have a podcast chatting about the grey white wonder, give the games a Top 10 and the Sunday Seven goes through the seven most influential brands on Sony's debut console. The inaugural PlayStation Experience show kicked off last night and Sony ensured everyone will be talking about PS4 over the holidays thanks to blockbuster showings from the likes of Uncharted 4, Street Fighter V, Bloodborne and more - check out our highlights piece for the show.

Jon has some early review impression of The Crew for you and as a result has some strong words to say about the world of pricey microtransactions. With the news that Street Fighter V will be a PS4 console-exclusive we ask if this is the start of a third-party bidding war too. Black Friday is finally behind us, so we have a little post-mortem to see how things stand now the dust has settled. If you're still after some cheap game deals or console bundles though, just follow those hyperlinks.

Aren't the reviews meant to be thinning out by now? At mortal sites maybe (or those that don't put some decent hours into them), but here at Dealspwn we've been belting out dedicated verdicts for Dragon Age: Inquisition, Super Smash Bros, Never Alone, Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 1- Zero Sum, Far Cry 4 and the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Sentinel Task Force headset from Turtle Beach.

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At A Glance: Roundup 24th - 30th November 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 24th - 30th November 2014

Black Friday has been smashing us with hot deals all week and the prices continue to chip away at our Christmas shopping budgets. Be sure to keep up to date with all our deal posts here. As busy as we have been hunting down the best prices for you, we've got plenty of features and reviews for you too. Our comment pieces examine the new Early Access guidelines on Steam, give some early impressions on the dubious existence of PlayStation TV, ask what's going on with Halo: MCC's continued woes and discuss Ubisoft's decision to hold back review copies of The Crew until release day.

Elsewhere, we pick five failing franchises that could do with a break, and in entirely unrelated news (ahem), discuss Ubisoft's decision to give AC: Unity Season Pass holders free games. Our weekly GameBuzz podcast involves lots of chatter on the hot mess that is Black Friday and because this is the internet, we had to talk about the new Star Wars trailer. Finishing up the week there's my roundup of all of next week's releases - all two of them.

And you thought we'd be running out of games to review this week? Not so, we've been hammering away at the likes of LittleBigPlanet 3, Rocksmith 2014 and Ultimate NES Remix. Naturally, we (Jon) has keenly covered the adventurously-titled releases including Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, Arcana Hearts 3: Love Max!!! and Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd. I think I'm going to move to Japan and release a game called Dave's Quest. That'll show 'em how it's done. Right, I haven't bought a game in about three hours, so I better get back to it.

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At A Glance: Roundup 17th - 23rd November 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 17th - 23rd November 2014

We've really been putting the Deals into Dealspwn this week. With Christmas and Black Friday fast approaching, we've been working hard with the HotUkDeals community to bring you the hottest cheap game prices and some seriously jaw-dropping console bundle deals. With that in mind, we've put together a range of Buyer's guides for the PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, 3DS/2DS and PS Vita telling you all about the consoles and the best bundles we can find. Keep an eye on those, as we'll keep updating them with the latest deals.

With so many great deals, we've had a lot of new visitors to the sight, so we'll take this opportunity to say 'Welcome!' and thanks for coming to take a look at Dealspwn.com. This 'At A glance' feature is where we round up all of our Feature articles and Reviews each week and provide a list of links to each one below. This week, in addition to the Buyer's Guides we have a Black Friday intro guide, year-one reviews of the Xbox One and PS4 and our weekly look at the upcoming releases along with links to the best prices.

There's more. You can find Opening Scenes videos for Far Cry 4 and LittleBigPlanet 3, a preview for Deathtrap, a look at the last minute retraction of Elite: Dangerous' offline mode and Matt asks about the grim prospects of the naughty scenes in GTA V (you know damn well what we're talking about) now that it has a first-person view. Jon's got the lowdown on what the recent Halo Collection patch has fixed and also what it hasn't. More importantly, find out why his Wii U rudely woke him up in the middle of the night to sell him DLC.

We managed to squeeze in a few reviews when not deal hunting this week. Assassin's Creed Unity is going to have get pretty cheap before we start pretending to show any enthusiasm, as it looks like it's beyond a few patches to fix the most disappointing entry to the series yet. Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham shows the series is running out of ideas, but we still can't help but play the pants off the thing, especially in co-op - I'll try again with next year's resolution of not wasting so much time collecting Trophies. Ok, that's the lot, enjoy the links below and be sure to keep an eye on our Deals section next week in the run up to Black Friday.

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At A Glance: Roundup 10th - 16th November 2014

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At A Glance: Roundup 10th - 16th November 2014

Assassins Creed Unity and Ubisoft have made multiple appearances in our features this week, and sadly not for the right reasons. We ask if they're becoming the new EA, talk about what's great and what sucks with Unity and then take a look at the emergence of female assassins in the game after all. With the fresh reveal of Just Cause 3 we compare the attitudes of microtransactions in that game with -you guessed it- AC: Unity.

After playing the recent Evolve beta we ask if it can be consistently fun. Carl takes an early look at Blizzard's new FPS, Overwatch and gives us his early review impressions of the Warlords of Draenor DLC. As great as the new Halo collection is, the matchmaking has been a bit dodgy, so why not check out Jon's list of things to do in the game while you wait? Excited for LittleBigPlanet 3? Us too, more so after watching Jon's recent interview with the dev team, Sumo Digital. As silly season approaches and the consoles go to war, we examine how PSN and Xbox Live stack up against each other. Don't forget to check out our weekly guide of the upcoming releases for next week too. Go on, we've included links to all the cheapest prices too.

Quality remakes star in our reviews this week with Halo: The Master Chief Collection scoring a mighty 10/10 (this was before the matchmaking fell apart). Tales of Hearts R should give gamers an excuse to charge up their Vita's for a 50-hour quest. We'd avoid Senran Kagura: Bon Appetit though, because of well, reasons.

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At A Glance: Roundup 3rd - 9th November 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 3rd - 9th November 2014

In anticipation for Halo: The Master Chief Collection we've been examining the drastic effect the 60 frames-per-second upgrade has had on the series. We declare our Top 10 Legendary Halo levels and our latest Blast From The Past also looks at the importance of Halo 2. With the news of a first-person mode in the upcoming new-gen version of GTAV, we see if it's enough to make us buy it again. The team give their hands-on impressions of the Evolve alpha and the latest content drop for WildStar. Ubisoft anger the internet by puling their games from Steam (it won't last) and we see how Twitter reacts. With alleged Just Cause 3 screens leaking this week, Matt argues why we need the series back in our lives. Is a Mass Effect Trilogy on the way again? Well, we have a list of things we want if it is. Finally, there's the Next Week's Releases feature where you can also find links to our past coverage and the cheapest prices the net has to offer and a Sunday Seven focusing on what we'd like to see in next year's Call of Duty.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare proved to be the highlight of our reviews this week thanks to a fantastic campaign and rejuvenated multiplayer. Football Manager 2015 has a solid season, but it's a little off form compared to usual. Enjoy Part 1 of our Halo: The Master Chief collection review, Part 2 with the multiplayer verdict will be here next week. If you'd like a JRPG, then take a look at Tears to Tiara 2.

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At A Glance: Roundup 27th October - 2nd November 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 27th October - 2nd November 2014

Another busy week at Castle Dealspwn this week with loads of features and reviews for you to catch up on with our weekly roundup of links. Take in the interviews for Nosgoth, 80 Days and Silence: the Whispered World 2. Jon's been getting stuck into Titanfall again thanks to the new DLC and also took the time to revisit System Shock 2 for this week's Blast from the Past and even managed to find the time to put together a tips guide for the insanely fun Sunset Overdrive.

Elsewhere, we take a look at the new SharePlay features of the PS4, examine how Shinji Mikami's brand of horror no longer rules the genre, get our first hands-on experience with The Red Solstice, go through our scariest gaming moments and much more. Looking to pick up a new game next week? Then be sure to check out our weekly guide of upcoming releases along with links to the best prices.

Sunset Overdrive is the biggest release of the week in our reviews section, but the highest score goes to the mightily impressive Dungeon of the Endless. Most games have scored well to be honest though, including, Civilization: Beyond Earth, Stealth Inc. 2, Disney Magical World and How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition. Not Freedom Wars on the Vita though, which is the stinker of the week sadly. See you all next week, unless my internet does that odd thing where it lets me play Call of Duty online, but not log onto the Dealspwn servers for work. It happens yanno, just saying.

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At A Glance: Roundup 20th -26th October 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 20th -26th October 2014

This week's features include a WWE 2K15 interview, a look at Warcraft version 6.0.2, a Sunset Overdrive preview and an early look at Randal's Monday. Elsewhere, we take a look at the full lineup of next week's releases, examine the ridiculously full new-gen hard-drives, have a fond look back at Crackdown, examine the current GamerGate situation and judge the XO's 'All in One' message now it finally has media streaming. More? Ok, Matt chats to Inkle Studios about interactive narratives, we get together for another round of Supraball and invite you to take a look at Assembots with our Click to Play series.

This was a big week in the reviews section with plenty of high profile releases facing judgment. After giving DriveClub a two week grace period, I bring the hammer down on the long-winded saga, Matt pulls himself away from NBA 2K15's career mode long enough to tell us about the game and also run through the house of horrors that is The Evil Within, and he reviews a backlit keyboard (because why not, that's why). After waiting patiently for what seems like forever, Carl finally gets to play the excellent Dreamfall Chapters - Book One: Reborn. Jon's been having a blast on the moon with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, he enjoyed some new-gen old-school with the Shadow Warrior reboot and also found time to wave a fist at Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved.

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At A Glance: Roundup 13th - 19th October 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 13th - 19th October 2014

We've been getting stuck into the long-awaited Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel this week, so take break and check out our Opening Scenes video and Top Ten survival guide. Elsewhere in the features Carl has been playing with some new ships in Star Citizen and even took them out for a race or two. Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham has rocketed up our most wanted lists thanks to Jon's recent hands-on report and interview, ensuring it's a perfect title for you and the little ones, although we all know that's just an excuse. Matt's Interactive Narrative series continues this week with a look at sports games and he also chats with the team behind Company of Heroes: Ardennes Assault before getting a hands-on for himself too. Our weekly guide to next week's releases is up too, including links to our past coverage and the cheapest prices on the leading formats. There's even more packed into the features section and you can find all the links below.

In the reviews Matt's been blown away by the mighty Bayonetta 2 on the Wii U, but had his buzz mildly dampened by the surprisingly awful F1 2014. Jon's been reviewing his usual selection of questionable Japanese material again in the stacked forms of Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus and Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed. He also reviewed the really rather boobless, but excellent Defense Grid 2.

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