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

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Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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At A Glance, Game news, Game previews, Games reviews, News Roundup, Weekly Roundup

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

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Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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At A Glance, Game news, Game previews, Games reviews, News Roundup, Weekly Roundup

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

Poor DriveClub, it's finally out in the wild and its main feature -online connectivity- has almost constantly been offline since launch. So it shouldn't comes as a surprise that it has a few features dedicated to it this week, including a Sunday Seven that looks at the ups and downs since launch, a podcast and article laughing at it and a First Contact video. Fingers crossed I'll be able to get online next week and bring you a full review.

Elsewhere, we have lots of other videos for you, including Carl's The Hunt series set in Shadow of Mordor, Matt's examination of horror in games compared to movies, a DieselStormers GameNight, a look at the PS4 parity issue around Assassin's Creed: Unity, First Contact Videos for This War of Mine and The Long Dark and a few sneaky video recordings of the Bloodborne Alpha. Other article pieces provide a survival guide for Alien: Isolation, Chris tells us about finding time for gaming since getting hitched, Jon details his launch impressions of Project Spark and the Dieselstormers alpha, I shake off the Demon's Souls nightmares for a hands-on preview of Bloodborne and take a look at next week's release lineup.

In-between bouts of laughing and swearing at DriveClub, we squeezed in a few reviews. Middle-Earth: Shaodw of Mordor proved to be one of the best surprises of the year by not only being 'not awful' but also quite 'bloody great.' Other high scoring efforts this week included Alien: Isolation (a decent Aliens' game?!), FIFA 15, Super Smash Bros. on the 3DS, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter and new PS+ freebie, Pix the Cat. A couple of sixes brought the average down a little on a great week for releases with Styx: Master of Shadows and Team Indie bringing up the rear.

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At A Glance: Roundup 29th September - 5th October 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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At A Glance, EGX, Game news, Game previews, Games reviews, News Roundup, Weekly Roundup

At A Glance: Roundup 29th September - 5th October 2014

After spending the week recovering from another packed EGX Eurogamer Expo, I'm back with your weekly roundup of everything that's been happening around Dealspwn.com. We've been tearing up the tarmac with all the hottest racers coming to consoles and PC in the coming months and have hands-on reports for the likes of Project Cars, F1 2014 and Driveclub. More hands-on previews include Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2, Might & Magic: Heroes VII, The Evil Within and we have our usual roundup of next week's releases complete with links to the best pre-order deals and our past coverage.

Video content this week includes lots of fresh material for the hottest games like Alien: Isolation, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, Fenix Rage and Quake Live. Want to play something right now? Then check out Mr Spilbox on our Click to Play feature or if you're planning a trip to Sauron's doorstep, be sure to check out my Sunday Seven tips guide for Shadow of Mordor. You want more? Well, you better enter out WildStar competition then.

Our review section kicks off with a review of the premier of From Bedrooms to Billions, the documentary on the birth of the UK gaming industry, which has some interesting anecdotes, but has some criminal editing. Talking of crime, Matt's got a review of the new Sherlock Holmes title, Crimes and Punishments. Be sure to check out our other verdicts on Endless Legend, Natural Doctrine and *deep breath* Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution.

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

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Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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At A Glance, Game news, Game previews, Games reviews, Gamescom 2014, News Roundup, Weekly Roundup

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

Seeing as the whole team has been playing the pants off Destiny this week, it wont come as a surprise that our features are dominated by Bungie's $500 million title. We have multiple videos, a Strike guide, Matt talks about his journey to Lv.20 and is also prompted to talk about review scores in the wake of Destiny's 'mediocre' scores.

Other videos include looks at Hyrule Warriors on the Wii U and The Masterplan on Early Access. With the FIFA 15 demo landing this week, Matt sees if EA's claim of additional emotion is being backed up. We also take time to examine Notch's decision to sell Minecraft to Microsoft which has been big news this week, especially if you live on Twitter. Rounding up the week, I take a look at next week's release lineup and point you towards the net's cheapest prices and my Sunday Seven has tips on how breeze through Destiny's Strike missions.

After a few quiet weeks in the Reviews department, we have verdicts on no less than seven games this week. Big console titles include Destiny and Hyrule Warriors. There are plenty of smaller titles to check out too including, Murasaki Baby, Fairy Fencer F, Iron Fisticle, Fantasy Life and Heavy Bullets. So folks, enjoy the links below, have a great week and I'll be back soon with coverage from the upcoming EGX expo. Excited!

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

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Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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At A Glance, Game news, Game previews, Games reviews, Gamescom 2014, News Roundup, Weekly Roundup

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

I wonder how many postman lost their fingers this week as eager gamers yanked their copy of Destiny through the letter box after waiting for what seems like forever, *again, sorry Pat." It'll come as no surprise then that Bungie's shooter dominates our Features section this week with multiple videos, guides and early impressions chats. You see, there's not much point rushing out a review without playing the hell out of this online-orientated title first, so it'll be ready when it's ready - the way it should be.

Don't worry if Destiny's not your cup of tea, we have plenty more for you to enjoy. Matt's been rooting through the Bayonetta's wardrobe to show off her new outfits in a video for Platinum's sequel on the WiiU. Our previews include early looks at Dragon Ball Xenoverse, The Division, Pillars of Eternity, Act of Aggression and Hearts of Iron IV. Jon's reviewed the new Xbox One FTP space ninja release, Warframe. Finishing up the week I've been through all of next week's releases in my weekly guide, complete with the best pre-order prices. My Sunday Seven feature this week focuses on the best under the radar releases coming in the next few months before Christmas. 

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

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

This has been a belter of a week for previews. We have early looks at some of the hottest titles of the future including Batman: Arkham Knight, Project Cars, Far Cry 4, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor and Magicka 2. Ever-keen to shove a microphone into faces we have interviews for the likes of Project Cars and Epic Games, the team behind the ever-popular Unreal Engine. Other video features include looks at Bayonetta 2, Project Cars, GoD Factory: Wingmen and Velocity 2X. Article pieces provide a beginner's guide to Adventure Mode in Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition, take a look at the label of 'Gamer', ask if the new 3DS is going too far and we take a look at the release schedule for the week ahead. Apparently the dudes that used to make Halo are releasing some shooter next week. May be worth checking out.

We've been binging on reviews this week (not at all to clear our desks before Destiny arrives) to bring you verdicts on odd titles like Hatoful boyfriend and Deep Under the Sky. Slightly more normal releases include Runers and GoD Factory: Wingmen. The clear winners with a brace of 9/10 scores though are the excellent Velocity 2x and Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition.

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At A Glance: Roundup 25th-31st August 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 25th-31st August 2014

It's Sunday roundup time folks, where you can find the links to all our features and reviews in one handy place. The previews and interviews are flowing thick and fast again with extensive coverage on the likes of Assassin's Creed: Rogue, Project Cars, Quantum Break, Dreamfall Chapters, Shape Up, Act of Aggression, WildStar, Bayonetta 2 and Pillars of Eternity. Feature pieces see Jon taking some time to re-evaluate what we should expect from the Vita going forwards. Matt shows us what's new in Infamous: First Light. There's a new regular feature that takes a look at the new releases in the week ahead. Only a brief summer vacation stopped me playing much Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition on PS4 this week, but I managed finish the campaign and record a video of the newly unlocked Adventure mode for you. I also had time to put down some thoughts about being tempted towards an Xbox One despite having a PS4.

This was one of the best weeks we've had in a while as far as review scores go, with everyone picking up a decent number of stars. Check out our verdicts for the likes of Metro Redux, Infamous: First Light, Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. See you all next week.

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At A Glance: Roundup 18th-24th August 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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At A Glance: Roundup 18th-24th August 2014

Our extensive Gamescom coverage has continued this week, with Jon and Carl bringing you the hottest interviews, previews and videos for the likes of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Dead Island 2, Disney Infinity, The Order: 1886, Until Dawn, Super Smash Bros, Evolve, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, Yoshi's Wooly world, Blood Bowl 2 and World of Speed.

Other features from the rest of the team include looks at Pillars of Eternity, P.T (Silent Hills) and Hohokum. I had a disastrous turn at the new PS4 version of Surgeon Simulator and recorded the evidence for your amusement. Matt discusses the dodgy nature of Season Passes in response to the news that Shadow of Mordor is getting one. Sony were the focus of multiple features this week too as Matt examines the excellent start they've had with the PS4, and the ins and outs of the PS4's new SharePlay feature, while conversely I ask if their VR headset, Project Morpheus, is doomed from the start given Sony's exceptionally poor support of the PS Move and Vita in the past. Finishing up the week I've put together a Sunday Seven beginner's guide for the new Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition.

All that and we still had time to slip in a few reviews amongst the Gamescom grind. Hohokum, which we're not sure is even a game. The Last Tinker: City of Color, a platformer without a jump button. And finally, Gravity Badgers, which really deserves a game as awesome as its name, but sadly doesn't get one.

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At A Glance: Roundup 11th-17th August 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 11th-17th August 2014

Gamescom! It's the biggest consumer gaming event in the world, with even more visitors than E3 and we've been there again to bring you the hottest interviews and previews for the best up and coming games you've heard of and a few that you should get to know too. We don't let the fact it's all the way over in Germany put us off (ha, like we need an excuse to go to Germany, play games all day and eat schnitzel at night).

Highlights to enjoy so far include previews for the likes of Bloodborne, Battlefield: Hardline, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's multiplayer and Hellblade (which I've become obsessed with linking to Heavenly Sword). We also got stuck into the impact (or lack of) the Vita made at the show and our Sunday Seven rounds up the very best of the Gamescom trailers you may have missed first time around. There are also reaction pieces to each of the pressers from Sony, Microsoft and EA along including deeper looks at Microsoft's killer Rise of the Tomb Raider timed-exclusive coup and the nightmarish combination of minds as Hideo Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro team up to make Silent Hills - Matt's pants will never be the same again.

The world doesn't just revolve around Germany this week though (leaves out a joke about the war) as we have a preview/interview from Jon's four-hour long hands-on with Alien Isolation. This week's Game Night video focuses on the finally-out-of-beta Firefall and Matt's flightstick arrives giving him the perfect excuse to dive into Elite: Dangerous. We even found some time to review the high-reaching (but average scoring) Mind: Path to Thalamus and the excellent miniature racing delights of Table Top Racing on the Vita.

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At A Glance: Roundup 4th-10th August 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 4th-10th August 2014

It's nearly Gamescom time folks! Jon and Carl are jetting off early next week to bring you a horde of previews and interviews from the hottest upcoming games. And probably a refreshed addiction to schnitzel. In the news we've seen new teasers for as yet unannounced games, Assassin's Creed: Rogue was leaked/announced and some older games like Resident Evil and Sleeping Dogs are getting a new-gen reboot. 2K announced that Evolve will be delayed into 2015, which given the state of the game I played recently, is certainly a good thing.

Highlights of the reviews section this week include a HD remake of Abe's Oddysee, entitled Oddworld: New 'N' Tasty and the latest Titanfall DLC, Frontier's Edge. Less than impressed verdicts were handed out for EidolonSacred 3 and Lego Ninjago Nindroids.

Features this week include videos for ExpendabrosEidolon, the Landmark beta, Tango Fiesta, Mind: Path to Falamus and Road Not Taken. In the face of all the recent delays, we also ask if 'next-gen' itself has been delayed into 2015. We know you like lists, so be sure to check out Five Reasons You Need The Last of Us: Remastered in Your Life, 10 games that made Matt cry, Jon's collection of the best upcoming niche Japanese titles, 5 Essential Tips About New-Gen Releases and we're bringing back the Sunday Seven series with Why Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Deserves Your Attention.

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At A Glance: Roundup 28th July - 3rd August 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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At A Glance: Roundup 28th July - 3rd August 2014

Earlier this week, EA unveiled a new subscription service that allows gamers to play a large range of their top titles for what seems like a very tempting price. But it will only be available on the Xbox One as Sony snubbed their noses at the apparent "poor value" of the service, which seems to us that they're not keen on PS Plus having any competition. Sony have been tooting their horns with some impressive sales figures that saw them recently shifting considerably more hardware than Microsoft, although these figures are possible inflated by including all of the PS branded consoles, rather than just the PS4. Michael Ancel teased us again about Beyond Good & Evil 2 (the swine). Finally, there was some positive news for Homefront: The Revolution as the troubled game and dev team were bought from Crytek by Deep Silver, who worked wonders when they picked up Saints Row IV from THQ.

In our reviews we have verdicts on a range of PC titles including: Gods Will Be Watching, Neil Gaiman's Wayward Manor and So Many Me. I know, summer release schedules are truly an awful thing, especially for console gamers. Still, there's always The Pile.

In the features we have a hands-on preview from Lords of the Fallen as it looks to step out of the looming shadow of the Dark Souls series. There are also two hands-on reports for Turtle Rock's Evolve as I try out both the Kraken monster and the hunters' medic class. There's an Opening Scenes video for Wayward Manor and The Last of Us Remastered gets the comparison treatment and an Opening Scenes one too. With the beta of PlayStation Now recently launching, Matt gets stuck into Sony for the gob-smackingly awful prices. Microsoft aren't safe though, as he also thinks it's time they thought about a releasing a trimmed down version of the Xbox One if they want to catch the PS4. We imagine you've been pining for Destiny since the beta finished last weekend, so be sure  to check out Matt's Top 10 for a list of things to do while we wait for the full game next month.

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At A Glance: Roundup 21st-27th July 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 21st-27th July 2014

Talk about a slow news week. Not to worry though, we're pretty sure it's because half the planet has been hammering the Destiny beta. There's just the one review this week in the shape of Unrest. Our features section is as packed as ever though. There's a hands-on preview for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel from my visit to Manchester MCM Comic Con and Matt plays an early access build of The Forest. There's a look at why the recent Battlefield: Hardline delay is no bad thing at all.

Videos include Opening Scenes for UnrestThe Forest, The Crew (beta), Oddworld: New 'N' Tasty and a look at a spectrum match in Arena Commander. Jon leafed through the release schedules to bring you lists of the hottest console exclusives for the PS4, Xbox One and Wii U. We're not saying the PS4 exclusives are a bit slim this year, but Samurai Warriors made the list...

There's tonnes of Destiny coverage and videos for you as Matt and I dive into the story missions, competitive multiplayer and Iron Banner events. Our comparison video shows the difference between the PS4 and Xbox 360 versions of the game too. Written pieces discuss ten things we love and hate about the game and Matt takes a look at how Sony are using the shooter to poach Halo fans away from Microsoft. Sadly, the beta is due to finish today, so I'm off for one last blast before the full game lands in September.

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

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

Amidst all the cancelled Kickstarter news from the Yogscast team there were some tasty new trailers to get us in the mood for upcoming releases like Assassin's Creed Unity, Project Zero 5Super Smash Bros and The Walking Dead. There was also a trailer for the newly announced Tekken 7, but it failed to show us any gameplay whatsoever, instead focusing on the batshit mental family feud that's been torturing cutscenes throughout the series' history. Bad Bandai! And bad Microsoft, who fired 18,000 people this week (very bad) and shut down Xbox Entertainment Studios (not so bad).

Our Divinity: Original sin review may have been a long time coming, but this is a game that was well worth the wait as you can see with Matt's review of the RPG. Also racking up a high score this week is the Sokoban-inspired, Sokobond.

It's hard to believe our features section is so packed despite the Destiny beta landing this week. But land it did and we have our first wave of videos to prove it as Matt and myself work tirelessly to bring you the hottest content -ha, look at us pretending playing Destiny all day is work. You've probably been playing it too, if you haven't and you didn't enter our competition, then more fool you and keep an eye on the site in-case we have another prize draw next week. Jon has penned a careful reminder of what our expectations about kickstarter should actually be in the wake of the yogscast debacle. The team also have the latest previews for Sunset OverdriveRadial-GSplatoonMyriad and A Good snowman is Hard to Build. There are also videos and interviews for the likes of Star Citizen's Arena CommanderSunset OverdriveRadial-G and Supraball. Also be sure to check out our new Community Feedback video where things get a little bit, well you'll just have to watch it. Enjoy the links below and be sure to come back next week for more, including hands-on previews for Evolve and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel from my trip to MCM Comic Con Manchester earlier today. If I see one more Naruto headband or ill-advised corset...

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

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

Dragon Age: Inquisition proved to be a pleasant surprise this week with a couple of extensive gameplay videos that whetted our appetite for the fantasy RPG later this year. Ken Levine finally admitted that the Bioshock Vita game was dead, but given that he was planning on a Final Fantasy Tactics take on the series, it looks like we all dodged a bullet there. The upcoming Destiny beta got all the more exciting this week as Bungie announced that everyone involved would be getting codes for their mates too. Prepare for a quiet week from us lot next week then.

In the Reviews, The Wolf Among Us had an excellent finale and Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (not a Capcom game despite the title) made its way to Xbox One in style. Concursion was a confused mess and Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark raised itself just above 'don't bother' thanks to a fun online survival mode and a massive fire-breathing robot dinosaur. The prolonged years of development haven't been kind to Enemy Front as it effortlessly takes the prize for Stinker of Week. A shame.

In between playing non-stop Supraball matches for video/article coverage, the team has been hitting the road to bring you previews for Forza Horizon 2, Sony's Project Morpheus virtual reality headset and Action Henk. As the year's half-way mark passes we have roundtable articles on our favourites for the year so far and what we're most looking forward to before the end of the year. Other articles look into GameStop's suspicious plans for getting involved with game development, how devs need to stop seeing the Wii U gamepad as a mere gimmick, the need for any more MOBAs and a look at how the Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus compare.

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At A Glance: Roundup 30th June - 6th July 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 30th June - 6th July 2014

Sniper Elite III has been in the headlines for the wrong reasons this week after an issue with game keys being cancelled for loads of customers. Despite the complete failure of the Ouya, Google are having a go too as they unveiled their own microconsole in order to convince us we want to play mobile games on our TV -we don't. EA briefly tried to charge us for demos, which turned out to be an honest mistake - or was it? With any luck we'll see some sensible logic in the news next week.

Sensible isn't how the games in the review section go though. Take a look at the rubber-limbed lunacy of One Piece: Unlimited World Red, the sex demons of The Secret World: Issue #9, the messy killcams in Sniper Elite III and everything in Squids Odyssey. Munin is a bit more normal, but it's also a bit rubbish. So maybe sense is over-rated after all.

In our Features, Matt has multiple Wii U hands-on reports for the likes of Bayonetta 2, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and Hyrule Warriors. There are plenty of videos to enjoy too for WildStar, The Secret World: Issue #9 and Planetside 2. Don't forget to check out our podcast as the team discuss their favourite games of the year so far.

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At A Glance: Roundup 23rd - 29th June 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 23rd - 29th June 2014

Damn you Steam Summer Sale! Why must you make us buy more games than we can possibly play in one lifetime?! Ahem, in between all the splurging we've been working away to bring you the hottest news, features and reviews. This week we've seen new updates for the likes of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Battlefield: Hardline, Destiny, The Order: 1886, Batman, The Witcher III and Space Hulk: Deathwing. So many games on their way! So yeah, less temptation please, Steam.

In our reviews Jon takes one for the team as Matt and I unofficially avoided reviewing Outlast on PS4, but Jon manned up for the Xbone version. Matt reviews the latest update for Company of Heroes 2The Western Front Armies. There's also a review for Codemaster's excellent Grid: Autosport. Carl brings his epic WildStar review to an end this week too. Ending the week, I had the pleasure of Valiant Hearts: The Great War, a unique and endearing look at World War I through the eyes of regular people instead of the usual one-man-army approach.

Features this week include comment pieces on the proposed pricing for Sony's PS Now services, Jon makes his point for picking a Wii U over the PS4 or Xbone and we also ignore the haters and confess our love for the Steam Sale. Our regular video features for WildStar are here to keep you up-to-date on the hottest MMO right now and our weekly Top 10 contains the games that broke our hearts by not turning up at E3 this year and I take a look at how single-player DLC needs to change the way its tethered to the original game.

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At A Glance: Roundup 16th - 22nd June 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 16th - 22nd June 2014

Post E3, there wasn't much news, mainly because anyone with a PS4 has been spending an immense amount of time playing the betas/alphas for Battlefield: Hardline and Destiny. Other games in the news include Metal Gear solid V, with a 30-minute demo. Namco released their latest schedule, but Tekken X Street Fighter was nowhere to be seen. Again.

In the reviews Jon lays down a pair of disappointed verdicts for the unfinished feel of Nether and the way too creepy PlayStation Vita Pets (couldn't bothered about thinking up a decent name hey, Sony). Carl emerged from the world of space bothering just long enough to give us his penultimate part of the WildStar review.

In our features section we have extensive previews of the hottest games, including Project SparkDestiny and Alien: Isolation. Videos to enjoy include our news roundup podcast and some more WildStar footage. We also take a look at '10 Things We Learned From E3', compare the new and old versions of The Last of Us and GTAV and Jester takes a look at how Nintendo won E3 for her, while I recover from a slightly disappointing set of press conferences in favour of some optimism with '2015's Hits Are So Far Away. But So What?'

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At A Glance: Roundup 9th - 15th June 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 9th - 15th June 2014

E3 has just hurtled past us once again and there were new games all over the shop. That long-rumoured Halo collection, new Zelda, Rainbox Six: Siege, Crackout 3, Scalebound, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Bloodborne, Little Big Planet 3 and more were officially unveiled. We also got to see some gameplay demos for the likes of Battlefield: HardlineAssassin's Creed Unity, The Division, Xenoblade Chronicles X and Mirror's Edge. So much to be excited for, it's just a shame that most of it won't be here until 2015.

We took some time to play some games this week too rather than just write about them until 4:30am. So be sure to check out our reviews for Mario Kart 8Borderlands 2 VitaEntwinedTomodachi LifeWildStar and -deep breath- Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition Ex Plus Alpha.

In our features section you can find multiple staff roundtable articles on how we think Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, EA and Ubisoft performed at E3, along with a few opinion pieces on the show. We've been able to play some of the hottest upcoming releases this week too, mainly the Battlefield: Hardline beta and the alpha test for Destiny - so be sure to check out our videos and articles on those two massive games. Matt brings the Noob back to the world of WildStar and in the wake of E3 also examines the controversial decision by Ubisoft to not include female assassin's in Unity's co-op mode. Other videos on site this week include footage of EntwinedTango Fiesta, the podcast and an interview for Alien: Isolation. Over the next seven days, we'll have more of the best news, features and reviews for you once again. It's a good thing this Destiny alpha ends tomorrow morning or you may be looking at a considerably slimmer roundup next week!

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At A Glance: Roundup 1st - 8th June 2014

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance: Roundup 1st - 8th June 2014

E3 starts tomorrow but we've already seen the announcements of a few new games this week like Forza Horizon 2 and Mortal Kombat XHomefront 2 broke cover for the first time in ages and was rebranded as Homefront: The Revolution. Other news stories detail Watch Dogs becoming the best launch of a new IP and Mario Kart 8 gave the Wii U a devilishly hot kick up the arse by boosting sales 666%. It's not all celebrations though as Batman: Arkham Knight has been pegged back to 2015. Still, we might bother to finish Arkham Origins now. Maybe.

Two big games in our reviews section this week with Watch Dogs and Murdered: Soul Suspect -one of them turned out to be a bit rubbish, guess which. Worms Battlegrounds came out to play in the rain before Jon charged at them with a spade. Japan showed us the best and worst of its cliches this week with a standard so-creepy-you'll-get-put-on-a-list-for-knowing-its-name pop idol sim in the unlikely proportioned shapes of Hyperdimension Neptunia: Go Straight to Jail Edition (or something similar) and the also unintelligibly-titled (but thankfully fairly awesome) Inazuma Eleven GO: Light & Shadow footy/RPG/mania game. Finally, Carl has part one of his review for one of the most eagerly-anticipated MMOs in recent memory, WildStar.

With E3 just around the corner the team try and work out what to expect from the likes of Sony, Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft and Nintendo. If you're like us, you're feeling optimistic about the big surprises at E3 so check out our Top 10 Tuesday - Massive E3 Game Reveals We Want (But Don't Necessarily Expect!). Despite enjoying Watch Dogs, we felt compelled to write a comment piece on Ubisoft's impressive ability to make a character more boring than ACIII's Connor with Aiden Pierce. Jon's been trawling through the Early Access section again with a preview for Freaking Meatbags. Murdered: Soul Suspect smashed another nail into the coffin of the traditional adventure game and Matt's been pondering where it's been going wrong for the genre. Don't forget to vote in our poll for you think is going to win E3 too!

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At A Glance: Roundup 26th - 31st May 2014

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At A Glance: Roundup 26th - 31st May 2014

New games dominated the news this week with Battlefield: Hardline ditching Generistan for bank jobs and Lego Batman 3, urm, probably doing much of the same as before, but in space! Watch Dogs caused an accidental bomb threat and Sony's Xmas lineup took a hit as The Order: 1886 slipped to 2015. Still, Dragon's Crown is coming to PS Plus! Swings and roundabouts.

Wolfenstein: The New Order is this week's big game in the reviews, making a glorious return to consoles thanks to MachineGames. We also have verdicts for Soul Sacrifice DeltaThe Wolf Among Us Episode 4The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II and Squids Odyssey.

Your first stop in our Features section should be to watch Carl's attempt to cross the world of Just Cause 2 without touching the floor! We also have videos for Magicka: The Evil Within, Carl's Reload show and interviews for WildStar and Company of Heroes 2. Elsewhere, we have previews and feature articles for the likes of The Evil WithinMagickaThe Order: 1886 and Watch Dogs.

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