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At A Glance: Roundup 14th-20th April 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 14th-20th April 2014

A good week for the Xbox One this week with a console update smoothing over the experience and some new maps were announced for Titanfall. PS4 owners can at least look forward to a free update that will seriously beef up the video editor. Elsewhere, we found out that 37% of all Steam sold games have never been played, not that this will stop us snapping up those bundles. Oh, and Snoop Dogg is going to be in COD. Just because.

Trials Fusion and Lego The Hobbit were the big hitters in our reviews section this week. but we also have the smaller games covered too in the shapes and sounds of Invizimals: The Lost KingdomWarlock II: The Exiled and Beware Planet Earth.

Just look at that previews section, it's all sorts of packed. We have previews for WildStarOrbitalisNosgoth (there's an interview too), Private Eye and Van Helsing 2. Video footage includes a Nosgoth playthrough, Carl's Reload show and Broforce. There are articles on VR's place in the living room (or potential lack of) and the recent firing of a respected Halo composer. Chris takes at look at some gaming Easter Eggs and the curse of continuing a gaming franchise. Matt's review journal continues with The Elder Scrolls Online and we ponder that Warner Bros may be taking the mick with the never-ending stream of Lego titles after the disappointing Hobbit game.

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At A Glance: Roundup 7th-13th April 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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At A Glance: Roundup 7th-13th April 2014

This was the week for new game announcements in the shape of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, the Day Z-esque H1Z1 and a PS4 port of The Last of Us. And they say originality in gaming is dying a death, I wonder why. We also saw the Xbox 360 version Titanfall in action and it made us question the need for a next-gen console, it's that good.

In the reviews section Jon's been busy with hammering out verdicts on Age of Wonders III on the PC, Strike suit Zero: Director's Cut on the PS4, Episode 3 of The Wolf Among UsBattlefield 4: Naval Strike and Invizimals: The Alliance. Matt took his addiction out of the house for Football Manager Classic 2014 on the Vita and I reviewed the previously handhelds-only game Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition on PSN.

The Rezzed coverage wraps up this week as Carl and Jon bring you a mix of articles and interviews for BroforcePrivate EyeBiome, Concursion and Sniper Elite 3. Elsewhere you can find pieces on XBL's 'Games with Gold' venture, Battlefield: Vietnam's birthday, the Naval Strike DLC for Battlefield 4, Square Enix's promise to shift their focus, an Elder Scrolls Online journal, a SingOn preview, a look at Nintendo's 'casual' audience and finally a look at why Matt thinks it might be worth holding off buying a next-gen console.

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At A Glance: Roundup 31st March - 6th April 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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At A Glance: Roundup 31st March - 6th April 2014

Great news for EA and the gaming industry for a change this week as Amy "Uncharted" Henig was hired by EA to work on the next Star Wars game, which gives us hope that it will be the game the series has always deserved. No pressure then. Elsewhere, 80's icon Predator turned up in COD: Ghosts DLC, GameSpy's long-running multiplayer servers announced closure and Phil Spencer was made the new head of Xbox.

I bookended the reviews section this week with 6/10 verdicts on Fez and TowerFall: Ascension. Thankfully we had some higher scores elsewhere as the rest of the team covered the likes of Final Fantasy X-2 HDPlatforminesGoat Simulator (yes, really) and MXGP.

Jon and Carl's recent visit to the Rezzed Expo in Birmingham means lots of coverage for up and coming indie titles including Hotline Miami 2FlockersBroforceNot a Hero, the not-exactly-indie Alien: Isolation and interviews with Vlambeer and the staff behind the new Company of Heroes 2 DLC. Elsewhere in our packed features you'll find coverage for Full Bore: Part TwoGoat SimulatorGrim DawnThe Elder Scrolls OnlineHeavy Weapon, the Amazon Fire, John Robertson's Dark Room and our weekly podcast.

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

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

Titanfall had a slightly rough week with a quick tumble down the charts courtesy of Infamous: Second Son and it also caught some flack for making teamwork less rewarding during multiplayer matches. Microsoft lifted the lid on details for cutting features for online griefers and we saw a few new screen for Arkham Knight. So yes, a quiet week. Not for Facebook though, who came out of nowhere and bought VR studio Oculus for an insane amount of money.

In the reviews, Cloudbuilt turned out to be well worth the wait and Mercenary Kings was a fine throwback to our retro years. Diablo III's Reaper of Souls is hella expensive, but Jon's going to tell you if it's worth the cash. We'd love to tell you that the medieval Sin City-stylings of Betrayer makes it worth your time, but a 5/10 says otherwise.

In our features we have fresh video coverage of Dark Souls IICarmageddon ReincarnationTitanfall and Betrayer. Articles include a look at why graphics are super important, a piece on why a free title update may mean you don't need the new Diablo III DLC, Chris weighs up safety vs surprise in gaming and Matt assures us that Facebook buying the Oculus isn't a bad thing at all and also tells us which games he'd like to see get a FFX-style HD makeover. Stay tuned next week too as Jon and Carl bring you the best from the Rezzed Expo in Birmingham. Rezzed? It's like the Eurogamer Expo but with added nerd. Yeah, I went there.

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

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

The biggest news this week was Sony finally officially unveiling their new Virtual Reality headset, Project Morpheus at GDC. Not far behind though was Ubisoft also giving into pressure from numerous leaks and admitting a new Paris-based AC game is in the works for PS4, Xbox One and PC in the shape of Assassin's Creed: Unity. The game will be set during the French Revolution, so there won't even be an Eiffel tower to climb. It's not like we all wanted to go to ancient Japan or China though is it? There's always 2015 folks.

There are tonnes of ace games to play right now though as shown in our reviews section. This week we have verdicts on Infamous: Second Son, Dark Souls II, Luftrausers, The Witch and the Hundred KnightHatsune Miku: Project Diva F and more shite Dead Rising 3 DLC. I dipped into some hardware reviews this week and checked out three of Orb's PS4 headsets - they're pretty good.

Titanfall and Dark Souls II dominate our features with lots of video coverage from Matt/Jon and Carl respectively - I know, poor Carl right? Chris put together a Dark Souls II survival guide, Carl took a break to check on WildStar's progress, Matt played an early build of Warlock II and we interviewed Dealspwn regular reader and developer Andy ford, about his upcoming Wii U game. That was the week that was then. We'll let you get back to Titanfall/Infamous/Dark Souls II now.

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At A Glance: Roundup 10th-16 March 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 10th-16 March 2014

It's been all about the launch of Titanfall this week, but before that, let's have a look at the news. HMV is ditching their pre-owned gaming section, which won't be missed if we're honest -even with a 70% off clearance sale you could still find cheaper eBay prices. The Witcher 3 has been delayed until 2015, but we're glad the devs have committed to making the best game they can. WildStar finally nailed down a release date, the BAFTA's handed out some golden faces to some games and Microsoft tried to defend their lacklustre 'Games with Gold.

Titanfall landed in our reviews section towards the end of the week and seems to have been a hit with critics and gamers alike. If mechs and awesome fun aren't your thing though, check out our verdicts for Vessel on PS3 and the point and click adventure 1954 Alcatraz.' Wrapping up the week, I review my third RPG of the month (I'm so tired) in the shape of Final Fantasy X HD Remaster.

Surprise! Titanfall dominates our features this week with plenty of videos from Matt and Jon. Spare a though for Carl then, as he's been creeping through the shadows with a sackful of spare underwear and stress balls as he brings you a selection of videos from the pant-filling Dark Souls II. Sony's reply to Titanfall, Infamous: Second Son, is almost here and Matt has a few interviews ahead of next week's launch. Elsewhere we have a podcast on the week's news, a look at the state of Sim City a year after release, the latest info on Edge of Space and Chris argues the virtues of traditional local multiplayer.

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

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

Biggest new this week? How about Rocksteady finally unveiling a next-gen Batman game in the shape of Arkham Knight? It was a good week for the PS4 as it reached another sales milestone, but sadly we also saw Jack Tretton, the face of PlayStation in the West, resign. The saddest news of the week was the departure of Amy Hennig from Naughty Dog. Will Uncharted's charm remain intact without its talented writer?

Zombies dominate our reviews section this week, appearing in at least three of our games. We have the latest verdicts on Plants Vs Zombies: Garden WarfareSouth Park: The Stick of TruthDead Nation: Apocalypse Edition and Ys: Memories of Celceta.

To celebrate the release of the awesome South Park game, Matt's been busy bringing you a selection of playthrough videos, he's been enjoying it so much he's barely looked at WildStar! Elsewhere we have vids for Payday 2, a podcast on the week's news and Carl's weekly Reload show. This week's articles include a hands-on report for MGS V: Ground Zeroes, a survival guide for the new Plants Vs Zombies, an evaluation of the cult games movement on the Vita,  Matt looks at how next-gen has hardly been pushing the envelope so far and Chris asks if Smash Bros can save the Wii U.

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At A Glance: Roundup 24th February - 2nd March 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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At A Glance: Roundup 24th February - 2nd March 2014

Microsoft have made a great move in the console war this week by slashing the price of the Xbox One and announcing a killer Titanfall bundle that should see them shift some serious numbers in the coming weeks. Elsewhere, we've seen two sides of development hell as Sony Santa Monica saw huge layoffs and their unannounced game cancelled after four years of work. In Spain, an irate Mercury Steam employee blasted his boss and ripped into his own game, the criminally underwhelming Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. The devs of that new Duke Nukem' RPG are being sued too, but we're not bothered/surprised about that one to be honest.

A busy week in the reviews saw verdicts being dished out for Thief and Rayman Legends on the PS4, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 and The Last of Us: Left Behind on the PS3 and Strider and Dead Rising 3: Chaos Rising on the Xbox One. The handhelds have been plugged in all week too as Jon covered a bizarre selection of titles including, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy HavocSenran Kagura Burst and Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God - I swear he's making some of these up.

Despite the packed reviews section, we have loads of features for you too. Videos include Carl's weekly Reload show, ThiefWildStarMurdered: Soul Suspect and GTA: Online. Articles include a preview of Murdered: Soul Suspect, a piece on choice in Thief, a look at licensed games, a comment piece on the Xbone price cut and a hard look at what's gone wrong with the Resident Evil series.

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

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

Rarely has a studio closure felt like such a loss as it has with Irrational Games, who binned most of their staff this week, meaning it's down to 2K to bring us more Bioshock in the future. Other news highlights include the Xbox One struggling with high resolutions again, a stability patch for the PS4 (please work!), Strike Suit Zero is coming to PS4, Doom 4 is still alive, XBL had a decent sale for once and Infamous is getting a lengthy lock-in tour at Game.

We (Jon) have been busy with the reviews this week bringing you verdicts on the latest EDF game, Rambo (it actually exists), Steel Diver: Sub Wars and NPPD Rush. I was convinced to review a game too in the shape of Legend of Kay on PSN. Not that it took much convincing -you play as a ninja cat!

Another busy week in our features sections sees hands-on reports for the likes of South Park: The Stick of TruthCloudbuilt, Infamous: Second Son and Titanfall. There are plenty of videos for you to sit back and enjoy too for essential titles like Titanfall, WildStar, Cloudbuilt, Void of Darkness,Thief interview, Carl's Reload show and erm, Rambo. Carl has a Q&A for the next part of Guild Wars 2, Chris has a deeper look at Nintendo's disappointing Direct broadcasts, and I wonder what the hell has happened to Tekken X Street Fighter (it's eloped with The Last Guardian and is spawning aggressive dragon punching bird-cat creatures on a beach somewhere).

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

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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At A Glance: Roundup 10th-16th February 2014

While the biggest news at most sites is the arrival of the Titanfall beta, I think we all know what the real news is this week - Goat Simulator is coming. After you've finished celebrating, take a look at our other news highlights including a Watch Dogs update, another painfully awkward Nintendo Direct broadcast and an impressive tech demo for facial performance capture.

In the reviews we've been torturing Jon again by making him play Super Killer Hornet: Resurrection, the disappointing Horizon and the DLC of Dead Rising 3: Fallen Angel. It's ok, he's playing Titanfall now. Finishing up the week, I reviewed a patched up version of Battlefield 4 on the PS4, which revealed itself to be the PS4's finest multiplayer experience. No prizes for guessing how good the single player was.

Video content this week includes the usual selection of WildStar videos (just how big is this beta?!), Loadout, Carl's Reloaded roundup, EverQuest Next, and some coverage on some upcoming indie hopeful called Titanfall. Matt also got to try out Evolve, which is shaping up well, which shouldn't be a surprise considering it's made by the Left 4 Dead crew. There's also a team impressions piece for Starbound, Chris examines what makes a good remake, Jon helps to explain what Early Access actually means and also trolls people searching the internet for a bit of cleavage on Valentine's Day.

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

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

Sonic's back this week and while it's sad to see him trapped on the Nintendo platforms, we're cautiously optimistic about the new TV series and not just because they may have killed Tails off already. Thief emerged from the shadows just long enough to show us that we'll be allowed a rich array of options for missions approaches after all, Amazon bought the studio behind Killer Instinct and we found out MGS: Ground Zeroes could last as little as two hours. Xbox One owners had cause for mild celebration this week as a patch now allows them access to their save files and see the battery life of a controller. Now if only Sony could give us a PS4 patch to fix the increasingly-annoying crashes instead of adding compatibility to friggin' headsets.

Highlights in the reviews this week include Loadout with all of the guns, Insurgency bringing back some solid team-based FPS action and the second episode of The Wolf Among Us, which let us down a little with the lack of any serious consequences to our actions, but we're still hooked for part three. Elsewhere we have verdicts for Our Darker PurposeGigantic Army and Jazzpunk. And Rekoil is our stinker of the week with 2/10.

Matt takes another VR trip this week, this time to the studio behind Loading Human for a hands-on test and an interview, pretty soon he's going to refuse to even look at a traditional control pad. The keyboard should be safe though as he and Carl continue to bring you more coverage of WildStar. A further look through our features section unearths pieces on EA's naughty tricks in Dungeon Master, an examination of game difficulty, the upcoming Call of Duty game from Sledgehammer Games and also Carl's weekly video show giving us the latest gaming news.

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At A Glance: Roundup 27th January - 2nd February 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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At A Glance: Roundup 27th January - 2nd February 2014

This week saw Sony announce that the slimline Vita would be arriving soon in the West. But without that OLED screen, we're not sure that's particularly worth celebrating. Much like the news that 3DS owners can look forward to Monster Hunter 4, but not until 2015. At least we had some new footage of closer games including Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments, Bound by Flame and second episodes for The Wolf Among Us and Bioshock's Burial at Sea.

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition on the PS4 battered the competition in our reviews section this week, scoring a stunning perfect 10. Matt got his tentacle time with Octodad and part 1 of Broken Age. Jon finally had a decent Ouya game to play with Soul Fjord. He wasn't so lucky with his other review assignments as the scores came tumbling down for the likes of NarutoDead Rising 3: Operation Broken Eagle and Hyper Fighters.

In the features this week, a Focus Home Interactive showcase means lots of coverage for their upcoming titles including Bound by Flame and Divinity: Original Sin. We have lots of video content for you too with the usual collection of WildStar vids from Carl and Matt, a Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII one from me and some extra video evidence of Octodad's oddness from Matt. Elsewhere, Jon examines the route to success for Titanfall in the wake of Battlefield 4's botched launch and also what he wants to see in the next Gears of War game, Matt picks apart the latest marketing speak packed press release from Nintendo and Carl wraps up the latest customisation details from WildStar.

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

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

This week we've seen Sony patent some motion controllers which look a bit on the mad side of normality and speaking of irrational concepts, the Candy Crush owners are trying to sue the creators of Banner Saga, which is all sorts of bollocks. Sony's crazy new patent couldn't distract from the growing issue of corrupt PS4 save files, which we're hoping is going to be fixed soon. Elsewhere, Rambo appeared from the jungle to 'show off' more gameplay and Dead Rising 3 unleashed an epic 13GB patch. We also caught our first glance of the next Lord of the Rings game, Shadow of Mordor, which could be great, if it doesn't get sued out of existence first.

After a lean couple of weeks we managed find an extra few games to review including the excellent HD version of Assassin's Creed LiberationSpellforce 2 and Blackguards. Tony Hawk fans may want to take a look at OlliOlli on the Vita and anyone wondering where all the fencing games are (yeah, both of you), should take a look at the oddly named, Nidhogg.

There are lots of videos heading up our features section this week including the likes of Carl's new show 'Dealswpn Reloaded', WildStarBroken AgeStyx: Master of ShadowsSpace RunStarbound and Nidhogg. We have a few preview articles too in the shape of Styx: Master of Shadows and Horizon. Finishing up we have a couple of feature articles; I take a look at how development costs may be spiraling out of control for the new generation of gaming, while Jon comes up with 10 Things We Can Expect from Next-Gen Tetris. He says he was taking the piss, but we wouldn't mind seeing his crazed ideas become a reailty. Do it, Ubisoft.

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

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

There were some odd happenings in the news this week, namely EA announcing that SimCity would be getting an offline mode - not the quickest response there. Colonial Marines clawed its ugly ass back up the charts, the Hitman devs sent an open letter to the fans, Valve adapted their upcoming controller and Nintendo admit they're selling sod all units of the Wii U.

Slim pickings in the reviews this week, but seeing as Banner Saga is pretty bloody good, we're not complaining. In the features we have articles on the ailing Wii U and the awesomeness of PS Plus and indies on the PS4. We also look at how EA can avoid getting voted the worst company in America again and we take a look at Razer's concept for a modular PC, which looks amazing, but will it ever actually be released? With all the Early Access titles floating around, you should be sure to check out Jon's guide on which ones are worth your time too. We know a lot of you can't wait to play Wasteland 2, so check out Matt's hands-on preview for the latest info and have a look at Jon's preview for Planetary Annihilation too. If you're too tired for reading, sit back and enjoy our videos as we have playthroughs for the likes of Don't StarveAssassin's Creed Liberation HD1954 AlcatrazNext Car Game and WildStar. And finishing up, we have a new regular feature for you in the shape of Game Night where the team get together and record the carnage that takes place.

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At A Glance: Roundup 6th-12th January 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 6th-12th January 2014

This week we had the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) which gave us a glance at the first line of Steam machines, which are turning out to be pretty pricey if they're wanting to take on the consoles. A new Aliens game was also unveiled, but after the disaster of Colonial Marines, we're not quite ready to put much stock into it. CES also saw Sony unveil their new streaming service, which looks like an excellent idea, if our weedy broadband can cope that is.

Just the one review this week (damn you, January!) in the form of Max: The Curse of the Brotherhood on the Xbox One. Our features section is positively bursting though with more videos from WildStarDungeon of the Endless and Next Car Game. We have numerous opinion pieces on all the big CES news including PlayStation Now, the Steam machines and the lack of any Half-Life 3 news. Matt has a brand new hands-on preview for you for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. There are also features on why we're all probably going to be buying Skyrim again, why 6vs6 is enough for Titanfall, a list of six games that don't need their player count improving and a New Years Resolution list for the PS4.

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At A Glance: Roundup 30th December - 5th January 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 30th December - 5th January 2014

Happy New Year readers! Here's to another year of gaming goodness. The lingering hangovers are slowly leaving our systems now, but the aching heads haven't stopped us from bringing you lots of features and reviews.

We finally get our hands on Broken Sword 5 - Part 1 after a long wait and it seems a kickstarted game was worth the effort for once! We're running out of things to play on our Xbox One, but Halo: Spartan Assault was mildly entertaining while it lasted. Risk of Rain isn't just wait the news has been saying all through Christmas, it's an addictive little indie game that Jon's been glued to for days now. In a move that's unusual for Nintendo, they've re-released some old games for you in the form of NES: Remix. Some things never change.

In our features section, Matt has a few new playthrough videos for Secrets of Raetikon and WildStar as Carl's finally convinced him to get back into MMOs. Anyone know where we can buy an intervention kit, just in case? Our awards season finally comes to close as we review the year, celebrate the Top Ten Games No-One Bought and choose the Best Game of 2013. Naturally, we opened up a vote for you guys too. Finally we look forward to 2014 by picking the games we're most looking forwards to in the next 12 months.

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At A Glance: Roundup 16th-29th December 2013

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 16th-29th December 2013

Our roundup of the last two weeks is largely dominated by our Game of the Year awards where we pick out the best in multiple genres and formats. There are also individual staff picks for our favourite games, moments and disappointments of 2013, along with some games we're looking forwards to the most in 2014. Not to leave you guys out in the cold, to follow up our previous Games of the Generation pieces, we had you vote for your favourite games for your very own Top 100.

Elsewhere in the features, Carl has more details and playthrough videos for WildStar and the Hearthstone Beta, Matt tells us why he's still not ready to buy a Wii U. Jon gets some early access to the promising Dungeon of the Endless and gives us some video impressions. I rounded off the week by looking at the ever-depressing matter of digital console game prices with a feature entitled 'Consoles Doomed to Pay High digital Prices Forever?'

Our reviews section is a bit slim as you'd expect at this time of the year, but the two games are both must-have purchases as Jon reviews Bravely Default on the 3DS and I go on holiday to the Caribbean with Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag on the PS4. Enjoy all the links below and Happy New Year from all of us at Dealspwn.com.

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At A Glance: Roundup 9th-15th December 2013

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 9th-15th December 2013

This week saw a few new announcements for the likes in the inter-planetary No Man's Sky and Telltale announced they were working on tie-ins for both Borderlands and Game of Thrones, so they're going to very busy with four games on the go at once. Raiden has snubbed Sony as will only be turning up at Microsoft's party for MGS: Ground Zeroes. Next-gen machines are getting a few re-releaees too in the shape of Rayman and Tomb Raider.

But do we need these expensive re-releases? I delve into the matter in one of my features. Elsewhere we go through our staff picks for the Top 50 Games of the Generation. We've got lots of videos for you too in the shape of playthroughs for Doki Doki Universe and Dark Souls II. And after waiting for a small eternity, Carl finally gets his hands on the WildStar beta and has a sweet collection of videos showing off the game.

The last the big hitters of the year have arrived this week in our reviews section as we give scores to the likes of Zelda: A Link Between WorldsPeggle 2 and urm Knack. There's something weird going on with Doki Doki Universe, which confuses me just looking at it, thankfully Matt managed to make more sense of it on PS4. Not forgetting our friends on the PC we have reviews for Darkout and Ring Runner.

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At A Glance: Roundup 2nd-8th December 2013

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 2nd-8th December 2013

Sony have been celebrating a highly successful PS4 launch this week as the new console smashed records around the world. Microsoft have been a bit quieter about their sales figures, but at least they're battering the Wii U. But who isn't? PS4 may have the numbers, but Xboner's will have Peggle 2 by the end of the year, which a big win in these parts.

As promised, we got stuck into the next-gen reviews this week and have brought you the verdicts on Killzone: Shadow FallNBA 2K14Forza 5Dead Rising 3Need for Speed: Rivals, the PS4 console itself and Contrast.

We've taken a long look back over the PS3/Xbox 360 generation of gaming to bring you several staff roundtable articles on Best Game, Favourite Game, Highlight, Disappointment and Next-Gen Wish. We also have a Top Ten DLC of the generation, an article on promises this-gen broke and a piece on why Killzone on PS4 was such a letdown. There's more (we've been busy), Jon compiled a list of games that were almost great, but ultimately fell a little flat and also a list of improvements the Xbox One needs patched in ASAP. Carl's been rounding up the latest WildStar info and he recorded some video evidence as he bravely entered the Dark Souls II beta again, this time to take on the Red Phantom. To end the week I penned a Sunday Seven on some survival tips for Killzone: Shadow Fall.

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At A Glance: Roundup 25th November - 1st December 2013

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 25th November - 1st December 2013

The next-gen console lineup was completed this week with the arrival of the PS4, we've been busy ever since and you can look forward to our reviews from next week. Elsewhere, the first Steam Box broke cover and the console wars could get a bit tasty if it sticks to its proposed $499 price tag. The Xbox One has been enjoying strong sales, in fact it's almost sold as many units in a week as the Wii U has in 12 months.

Our very own Lounge Commander, Jon, emerged this week to bring us an in-depth hardware review for the Xbox One console and the controller. From the launch lineup so far he's also reviewed the likes of Ryse: Son of RomeKiller Instinct and Crimson Dragon. Our other verdicts this week include retro PS4 shooter Resogun and the zombie-packed action RPG, How to Survive.

In the features, we've got loads of playthrough videos for you including NBA 2k14 on PS4, Dark Souls IIKnackResogun and the PS4's remote play and voice command features. We even have a comparison video of Assassin's Creed IV on current and next-gen consoles -we'll have a PS4 review for that one soon too. Matt took time to ease his singed retinas to bring you a survival guide for Resogun on PS4. Carl rounded up the latest details for the ever-tasty looking WildStar and Chris put together a Top 5 Zelda games list. Not forgetting the Xbox One, Jon put together a guide for some of the Xbox One's lesser known features and also penned a feature on microtransactions going forwards. Ok, that's all folks, time for some quality time our new consoles. Enjoy the links below.

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