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Everybody expects the Dragon Age: Inquisition in October, thanks to new trailer

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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BioWare, EA, Game trailers, PS3 games, PS4 games, RPG, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

Nobody expects the Dragon Age Inquisition!

Well, actually, that's not entirely true. Not only does this new trailer set up the basic premise (we're the sole survivor of a disaster with magical powers and a great destiny... again), show off the shiny trans-generation graphics and hype us up for retooled dragon combat, but it also confirms that BioWare's sequel should release in October.

So we therefore know exactly what to expect and when to expect it. What we need to know, however, is whether it can put the series back on form after Dragon Age II totally squandered the first game's potential. We'll be sure to fetch the comfy chair and find out [that's probably enough misquoted Python now - Ed].

Nab Batman: Arkham Origins (inc. pre-order DLC) for £12.99 on Wii U at Zavvi

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Matt Gardner
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Deals
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Action Games, Batman: Arkham Origins, Wii U games, Xbox 360 games

Nab Batman: Arkham Origins (inc. pre-order DLC) for £12.99 on Wii U at Zavvi

Batman: Arkham Origins (inc. pre-order DLC) | £12.99 | Zavvi
Batman: Arkham Origins Review

Happy Easter folks! While you're rolling out of bed on Bank Holiday Monday, be aware that Zavvi have dropped their price on Batman: Arkham Origins on X360 and Wii U. If you snap up the latter you'll also bag yourself the Deathstroke pre-order DLC, which is quite a bit of fun.

The game itself isn't particularly fresh, and it had to endure a buggy release, but it's still worth a look for Arkham series fans. Thanks to Chanchi32.

South Park: The Stick of Truth £17.99 on PS3 / 360 at Zavvi

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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PS3 games, RPG Games, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Xbox 360 games

South Park: The Stick of Truth £17.99 on PS3 / 360 at Zavvi

South Park: The Stick Of Truth | Zavvi  PS3360 | £17.99 (save £4)
Price Comparison PS3 / 360Review

Zavvi are currently £4 cheaper than any other site. South Park: The Stick of Truth was well worth the wait and should be picked up immediately by any of you that enjoy the show and old-school RPGs. It can feel a bit basic at times, but the show's trademark humour ensures you'll stick with it for hours on end. Don't worry about the censorship cuts made for the console version, there's still plenty of gross-out wrongness to experience. For example, last night I dodged a giant pair of testicles in a boss fight.

Thanks to Chanchi32 at HotUkDeals.

Dark Souls II £19.99 at Zavvi on PS3 and 360

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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Dark Souls II, PS3 games, RPG Games, Survival Horror Games, Xbox 360 games

Dark Souls II £19.99 at Zavvi on PS3 and 360

Dark Souls II | Zavvi PS3 / 360 | £19.99 (save £5)
Price Comparison PS3 / 360Review

Dark Souls II will prove to be one of gaming's true Marmite titles this year. Fans of all things horrible, mean and stabby will love it's relentless difficulty and cruel nature, while others will spend their time gaming in a brightly lit room wishing they'd never tried a Souls game. But Zavvi are inspiring a brave purchase with the cheapest price we've seen yet. So, if stubbing your toe or getting parking tickets gives you a chubby, head on over and ask Zavvi for a punch in the face / a copy of Dark Souls II. Be sure to check out some of Carl's videos for the game too by scrolling through our past coverage here.

Thanks to theg at HotUkDeals.

Minecraft £11.99 at GMG on Xbox 360

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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Minecraft, Xbox 360 games

Minecraft £11.99 at GMG on Xbox 360

Minecraft | Green Man Gaming | £11.99 | Price Comparison

You'll either know and adore Minecraft already or you'll have an active and healthy social life. If you'd like to change the latter, then Green Man Gaming are selling the Xbox 360 version of the online phenomenon for £11.99.

Thanks to halodudify at HotUkDeals.

Lego The Hobbit Review | Traveller's Treasure or Witless Worm?

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Reviews
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3DS Games, Action Games, children's games, Lego The Hobbit, PC games, Platform games, PS Vita games, PS3 games, PS4 games, Wii U games, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

Lego The Hobbit Review | Traveller's Treasure or Witless Worm?

Platform: PS4 (reviewed) | PS3 | Vita | X360 | XO | Wii U |3DS

Developer: Traveller’s Tales

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive

Yes, this is a review, not an advanced preview for a game which (with any sense) wouldn’t see a release until December when the final Hobbit movie hits cinemas. Instead, this Lego title encompasses the first two films with the third to be added as DLC later this year.

It would take the most upbeat of optimists to suggest that WB will do the right thing and release the add-on (the rest of the game) for free, but my cynical nature tells me to expect something around £15.99 –an oddly specific guess I admit. I also wouldn’t be surprised to see this game re-released complete with the remaining content in December for the same price it is today. So, I guess the only real question left, is how many Lego games do you need in your life? With Lego Marvel and the Lego Movie tie-in released just five and two months ago respectively, you have to wonder why WB didn’t wait.

Lego The Hobbit Review | Traveller's Treasure or Witless Worm?

But here we are, back in Middle Earth for another action-platformer collect em’ up. As with the Lego Lord of the Rings game, there are lines of dialogue and music from the movie giving the game an authentic air. In the Lego LOTR titles, I found this to be an odd match as the straight-faced dialogue was at odds with the characters messing about in the background. But The Hobbit movies have turned out to be lighter affairs and the seriousness and comedy seems to gel together better than I expected. Or maybe it’s because I loved the LOTR movies have been bitterly disappointed with the drawn-out Hobbit ones.

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Carrier Command: Gaea Mission is only £4.50 on Xbox 360 at The Game Collection

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Bohemia Interactive, Strategy games, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 games
Carrier Command: Gaea Mission is only £4.50 on Xbox 360 at The Game Collection

Carrier Command: Gaea Mission | TGC | £4.50 (save £5)
Price comparisonCarrier Command Review

Carrier Command: Gaea Mission does a pretty good job of bringing the legendary Carrier Command up to date, especially now the pathfinding has been mostly patched up. It's a strategy game, except you can directly control your units too. Though a bit on the niche side, we had a reasonable amount of interest on-site at launch, so if you didn't pick it up then you might have another chance of doing so now on Xbox 360.

Get Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII for £17.98 from Zavvi (Xbox 360)

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, RPG Games, Square Enix, Xbox 360 games

Get Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII for £17.98 from Zavvi (Xbox 360)

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIIIZavvi | £14.95
Price ComparisonPreview

If you missed The Game Collection's £15 flash sale last week, Zavvi have slashed Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII down to £17.98, which is impressive considering that the game has only been out a few weeks. It's apparently the best in the trilogy that should have never been, despite an annoying time limit and wooden leading lady - though we wish that Square had just called time after XIII and worked on something else instead. Thanks to Edward_Nigma @ HUKD!

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition Review

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Brendan Griffiths
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Reviews
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Action Games, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, PS3 games, Xbox 360 games

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition Review

Platforms: PSN (reviewed) | XBLA

Developers: Armature

Publishers: Warner Bros. Interactive

After not getting around to finishing the final version of the original Vita release late last year, I was delighted to see that Blackgate was making its way to the main consoles in a similar manner to Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD. Keen to fill the long gap between now and Rocksteady’s next-gen Arkham adventure I dove in with both feet -but sadly without a cape.

Blackgate takes place three months after the events of Arkham Origins, making its original simultaneous release a little odd. But now we’ve had time to finish the console game, we don’t have to worry about spoilers; although I’ll not give any away today.

Batman finds himself visiting Blackgate prison after the inmates take over, with various crime lords taking a part of the facility for themselves. So yes, it’s a pretty bland mashup of the plots from the first Rocksteady games, but at least Bruce doesn’t seem to have any parent issues during the story for a change.

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition Review

He does seem to have become hardcore drinking buddies with Ratchet & Clank though as he once again turns up to the rumble with fuck-all gear to navigate around the environments. Why Batman! Why do you never pack the line gun or exploding gel? You’re always going to need it, you bellend!

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Lego The Hobbit £29.85 on PS3 / 360 at Simply Games

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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Action Games, Lego The Hobbit, Platform games, PS3 games, Xbox 360 games

Lego The Hobbit £29.85 on PS3 / 360 at Simply Games

LEGO The Hobbit | Simply Games PS3360 | £29.85
Price Comparison PS3 / 360

I'm currently smashing my way through the PS4 version and will have a review for you soon. I can tell you now though that the last-gen versions are feature-complete, so why not save yourself £8 by picking them up at Simply Games? There are a few new features for a change in the Lego series, including buddy-up attacks and a basic loot system that leads towards a Lego crafting minigame for larger creations. The third film will be available later this year as DLC which reeks of a shameless cash-in worse than the fact one of Tolkien's shortest books has been spread over three films. Don't be surprised to see this re-released then at the same price with the third film's levels included.

Saints Row IV £10.49 on PS3 or 360 at Base

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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Action Games, PS3 games, Saints Row IV, Xbox 360 games

Saints Row IV £10.49 on PS3 or 360 at Base

Saints Row IVBase PS3360 | £10.49
Price Comparison PS3360Review

Not ready to stump up the cash for a PS4 and Infamous: Second Son yet? Well, this deal will save you hundreds of pounds for the Saints' latest adventure, now with aliens! The previously GTA-aping series has added a superhero element to the action by giving you insane powers like super sprinting, shooting fireballs, telekinesis and the ability to leap over buildings. Saints Row IV's super-powered take on the open-world genre is an absolute blast to play. Screw commuting to a mission like you do in GTA, when you can run faster than a car as the President of the USA while fighting off an alien invasion. Sane it is not, but we wouldn't have it any other way.

Thanks to Jas10 at HotUkDeals.

Call Of Duty: Ghosts Only £12.85 on PS3 & Xbox 360 at SimplyGames

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
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Activision, FPS games, Infinity Ward, PS3 games, Xbox 360 games

Call Of Duty: Ghosts Only £12.85 on PS3 & Xbox 360 at SimplyGames

Call Of Duty: Ghosts | SimplyGames PS3Xbox 360 | £12.85
PS3Xbox 360 price comparison | Call Of Duty Ghosts Review

Call Of Duty: Ghosts treads water graphically and creatively, but for a hilariously low £12.85, we can't complain about the value for money here. If you're not interested in the superior next-gen versions, SimplyGames' deal is an absolute doozy. Thanks to theg @ HUKD!

Battlefield 4: Naval Strike DLC Review | Spare RHIBs

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Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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DICE, DLC, EA, FPS, PC games, PS3 games, PS4 games, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

Battlefield 4: Naval Strike DLC Review | Spare RHIBs

Platforms: PC (reviewed)| PS3 | PS4 | Xbox 360 | Xbox One

Developer: DICE

Publisher: EA

"There is nothing... nothing... half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”

Ratty had it right. As did The Lonely Island. Naval combat is awesome, so we're delighted that Battlefield 4's selection of RHIBs, jetskis and attack boats finally have their chance to shine courtesy of the latest DLC. Aptly named Naval Strike, this new map pack contains four enormous waterlogged maps balanced for ship-to-ship combat, while infantry scurry to secure their objectives and aircraft hunt down their quarry on the high seas. As the cherry on the cake, we have a new game mode in Carrier Assault, which gives Battlefield 2142's beloved Titan gametype a wet and wild makeover. Forget tanks and heavy armour, because we're all about hovercraft and hidden Megalodons now.

Available as part of the Battlefield Premium service, Naval Strike certainly seems to be a breath of sea air, which we've now tested thoroughly enough to deliver our comprehensive verdict - from the new maps to the gear and gametypes. And then we'll finish up by having another rant about Battlefield 4's crappy netcode.

The Maps

Battlefield 4: Naval Strike DLC Review | Spare RHIBs

Wave Breaker is by far the strongest and most interesting of the new maps. An expansive network of small islands, naval approaches and airborne opportunities are clustered around a massive underground submarine pen: a nervy combination of long sight lines, balconies, gantries and tight corridors for well-organised squads to assault. Attack boats and RHIBs can breach the perimeter unless infantry raise flood barriers, while the drydocked submarine can be collapsed with devastating results if it sustains enough damage. Given the mix of massively open boat combat, helicopter shenanigans and brutal point-blank ground pounding, it's really rather special indeed.

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Welcome to Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
2K Australia, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, FPS, PC games, PS3 games, Trailers, Xbox 360 games

Trailer shows us around the moonbase

It's official: 2K Australia are indeed working on a "pre-sequel" to Borderlands, appropriately entitled Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. Set on the Hyperion Moonbase, players will explore the low-gravity no-Oxygen environment at the behest of a younger Handsome Jack.

Or more accurately, just Jack, we suppose.

All the rumours were true; from the selection of characters (yes, we get to control a weaponised ClapTrap!) to limited Oxygen and a 2014 release on PC and last-gen consoles. We could elaborate, but for your convenience, 2K Australia and Gearbox' Randy Pitchford star in a new explanatory trailer that covers all the basics and then some.

Not made that generation jump? Don't bother just yet

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Features
Tags:
2K Games, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, FPS games, Gearbox Software, PS3 games, PS4 games, Titanfall, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

Not made that generation jump? Don't bother just yet

Titanfall 360 and Borderlands Pre-Sequel illustrate that we're not ready to let go of last-gen yet

Titanfall on Xbox 360 is great fun. It's not as sharp as its Xbox One sibling, nor is it as impressive in terms of framerate, but at its core it's still the same fast-paced, exhilarating experience that we've come to find on the other platforms thus far.

Put simply, I'm not entirely sure that the difference between the Xbox 360 version and the Xbox One version is worth forking out £400 for.

We're nearly five months on now from the release of the Xbox One and the PS4, and we've seen prices fall a little in that time, but I'd still posit that there's little reason to invest in the advent of this new generation of video game consoles, and the Titanfall situation perfectly illustrates why: we're not ready to let go of last-gen just yet.

We speculated that the delay of the 360 version, and the fact that no-one had seen or heard anything much about it until a couple of days before release, might have been because it was crap. That's a fairly tried-and-tested strategy in the games industry: if you have a crap game it's either vertical slice time (hello Aliens), or you follow that old adage of if you haven't got anything good to say, don't say anything at all. It's all helped along by the fact that 2014 has seen some of the most hilariously overblown scrutiny of games and visuals and technical specifications and comparisons that a tiny, tiny, very vocal niche care about. As soon as you put something out there in the virtual ether, it's going to get torn apart, and so we often jump to the conclusion that no news is probably bad news.

Not made that generation jump? Don't bother just yet

But in this instance it would seem that the reverse is true: that the Xbox 360 port is good enough to have probably posed a challenge to the more expensive, pleasebuyaconsoleforthis Xbox One version of Titanfall, and that says much about the fragility of this first year of next-gen gaming. With third parties going for an expansive approach, and hamstringing the potential of current-gen versions to allow for feature-complete last-gen games, the exclusive big hitters matter more for Sony and Microsoft, and it makes sense to try and make things as easy for the likes of Titanfall and inFamous: Second Son as is possible. Given the choice between forking out forty quid for a really enjoyable version of Titanfall on Xbox 360 and ten times that for Titanfall on Xbox One, many might have gone for the former over the latter. 

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Dark Souls II on PS3 AND Xbox 360 for just £24.99 at GAME

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Bandai Namco, Dark Souls II, PS3 games, RPG Games, Xbox 360 games

Dark Souls II on PS3 AND Xbox 360 for just £24.99 at GAME

Dark Souls II | GAME | £24.99
Price Comparison | Review

Amazon had a nice little PS3 deal for Dark Souls II going on yesterday, dropping their price down to £25. Unfortunately, Xbox 360 players were left with their noses pressed up to the window as PlayStation owners danced around, revelling in the mountains of cash that they'd saved. Allegedly.

Anyway, GAME have undercut Amazon by a penny on the PS3 version, and have dropped their 360 price for Dark Souls II as well. So now everyone can revel in savings. Go on. Revel, I say!

The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 - A Crooked Mile Review | The Extra Mile

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Reviews
Tags:
Adventure Games, iOS games, PC games, PS3 games, Telltale Games, The Wolf Among Us, Xbox 360 games

The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 - A Crooked Mile Review | The Extra Mile

Platforms: PCPSNXBLA

Developer: Telltale Games

The Wolf Among Us reeled us in, and Episode 1 was the hook. It caught us expertly, brutally worked us over and left us desperate for more; a triumph of storytelling, twists and characterisation that pulled no punches.  Then Episode 2 took its sweet time turning up before sitting us down and asking if we'd like a cup of tea. A necessary lull, but we're good and ready for the storm now.

Episode 3: A Crooked Mile is happy to oblige.

Telltale are back on form, delivering a superbly-paced slice of stylish, gritty and often gutwrenchingly emotional procedural drama. Hot on the trail of his prime suspect, Bigby finds himself in a desperate race against time that still manages to expand on both the universe, the characters and the big bad wolf himself - while introducing a fantastic new villain.

Since I know that some of you will be reading this review to make up your mind about buying the season pass, we're going to avoid spoiling the major twists from the first two episodes. Somehow.

The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 - A Crooked Mile Review | The Extra Mile

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Missed yesterday's South Park: Stick of Truth for £18.50 deal? Amazon's got you covered

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
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Obsidian Entertainment, PS3 games, RPG, Ubisoft, Xbox 360 games

Missed yesterday's South Park: Stick of Truth for £18.50 deal? Amazon's got you covered

South Park: The Stick Of Truth | Amazon | £18.50
Price ComparisonReview

Don't worry if you missed yesterday's South Park: Stick of Truth deal? Tesco might have run out of stock, but Amazon are firing on all cylinders and have kept the dream alive...on PS3 anyway. If you've got Sony's last-gen box of tricks, you can still snap up the game for £18.50, and you really should. Because it's hilarious and that preice is damn cheap for a game that only released a couple of weeks back. Good spot oliverreed!

Xbox Live weekly sale offers big Arcade savings

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
XBLA, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 games

Xbox Live weekly sale offers big Arcade savings

Microsoft has revealed this week's selection of Xbox Live deals, both in terms of gold-exclusive discounts and free-for-all XBLA savings. Some seriously big Microsoft Studios-published titles are on offer, including the Gears Of War and Halo series, but XBLA brings the real bargains. From Battleblock Theater and Charlie Murder to Iron Brigade and Wreckateer, expect to pay somewhere between £3.29 and sixty-seven pence.

We've got all the marketplace links below, courtesy of Major Nelson, but I'd like to give due credit to thinreaper and Eelectrical @ HUKD, who posted about the deals earlier today.

Xbox Live Gold Member Deals:

XBLA (open to all):

Games On Demand (open to all):

South Park: The Stick Of Truth now a scorching £18.50 on PS3 & Xbox 360 at Tesco Direct

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Obsidian Entertainment, PS3 games, RPG, Ubisoft, Xbox 360 games

South Park: The Stick Of Truth now a scorching £18.50 on PS3 & Xbox 360 at Tesco Direct

South Park: The Stick Of Truth | Tesco PS3/Xbox 360 | £18.50
Price ComparisonReview

Hot. HOT. I'm being super cereal right now: this deal is almost too sizzling to handle, since Tesco Direct are currently selling the recently-released South Park RPG for £18.50 including free home delivery. It's an immense saving on what turned out to be a genuinely impressive -- if intentionally (brilliantly) offensive game. Thanks to johnwilliamson47 @ HUKD for this fantastic spot!