Stuck for something to play this weekend? How about the copy of Destiny that you're currently using as a coaster. Go on, dust it off. Put it in the drive and reinstall it.
Destiny's second expansion, House Of Wolves, released this week. You can read our first impressions here , which praises the new additions including the fantastic Prison Of Elders mode while complaining about the story questline and other features. All-told it brings a lot to the Bungie's controversial shooter, but believe it or not, it's also worth playing Destiny again even if you don't buy the new content.
Like many early adopters, I was crushingly disappointed by Destiny when it first launched and even uninstalled it before the year was out. Back in January, however, I realised that there must be a reason why so many people still enjoy it and I soon discovered what it was. Destiny is a superb social experience that can be enjoyed on your terms, dipped into daily alone or with friends, cooperatively or competitively, which completely changes the way you engage with it. Played little and often, it's an satisfying blast and I've been hooked ever since.
I'm glad I did, because much has changed for the better and even more improvements are now free to enjoy regardless of whether you own the expansion.Click here to read more...
Just a quick heads-up: F1 2015 was originally supposed to release next month, but has been pushed back for unspecified reasons. Probably polishing, as per usual.
Still, at least we've got a new trailer for you.Click here to read more...
If you own an Xbox One or Xbox 360, you're going to need Xbox Live Gold sooner or later, and there's currently no better way to get it than in this essential starter pack. For less than £27 all-in, you can get a year's subscription, £5 to spend on the store and even a free game -- Max And The Curse Of Brotherhood -- which you can redeem on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One!
These are some great prices for Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin on PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and 360.
If you've been enjoying Bloodborne lately, there's every chance you'll enjoy Dark Souls even though you may originally have skipped the series last-gen. This new edition includes lots of DLC, superior visuals, faster frame-rate and remxied item/enemy placements to throw off the veterans too. Be sure to take a look at Jon's review.
SMITE is going from strength to strength and is still my favourite MOBA on the market by far. Not just because it's a brutal no-holds-barred battle between gods and goddesses from numerous different religions and cultures, but because I hate MOBAs as a general rule.
Why yes, I do suck at League Of Legends and DOTA 2, and that's got a lot to do with it. However, I'm also tired of seeing the same basic template copied over and over again, a single mod stretched out into a genre. SMITE does things very differently. It plays like a brawler, a tight and hectic action game viewed from an intimate over-the-shoulder perspective, which makes the same familiar gamut of towers, minions and jungle feel fresh, new and exciting. And best of all, accessible. With plentiful modes, botmatches and even straight 5v5 deathmatch, it's as hardcore as you want it to be.
As such, you'd expect it to be a great fit for Xbox One. Having tested the closed beta I'm delighted to report that it absolutely is.
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Need a new Gold subscription for you Xbox Live account? Well, head on over to the link below and you can grab 12 months for just £22.70. To get a 5% discount, go to the retailer's Facebook page and click the link. You don't have to enter an email address, just enter any text and press enter for a code.
A Gold subscription allows you to play Xbox 360 and Xbox one games online, gives exclusive discounts and even some freebies with the Games with Gold promotion. be sure to bookmark this too: Xbox Live account deals guide: cheap Xbox Live Gold & Xbox Live Gift Cards. PlayStation fans are covered too with: PlayStation + and PSN Gift Cards cheap deals guide.
If you've been considering picking up a Kinect 2.0 for your Xbox One for a while, this is a great deal. For £35 you can grab a preowned Kinect 2.0, with a 12 month warranty, at one of the many stores around the country. Alternatively, if you want it posted to you, it'll cost £37.50. I've seen used ones going for close to £50 on eBay, so this is certainly your best deal.
The games for Kinect have dried up a little, but the voice-activated features of the Xbox One work very well with the camera. It's also great for Skype all the camera will 'follow' you around the room of you're moving about. Fingers crossed more games are announced at E3, but there are plenty of dance games to get stuck into at least.
Thanks to nerdsgonewild.
£16.99 is hard to resist for Traveller's Tales' latest outing, especially if you're a Lego lover. This PS4 price is not only cheaper than the XO version, but also the last-gen games too. Great deal.
The DC license may lack the star quality of its Marvel rival, but the refined elements of Lego Batman 3 ensure this is an improved sequel, despite the removal of an open world to explore. As ever though, this is best enjoyed in co-op if your sanity can take a bit of taunting from the camera. As you'd expect there's about 30 hours of collectible stuffed gameplay on offer.
The Nostromo Edition of Alien: Isolation is back on offer on for Xbox One, with a rather tasty £13.99 offer. This deal is even cheaper than the regular version at most sites!
Alien: Isolation has been a big success. The pulse rifles and dodgy AI have been ditched for a pure survival horror experience that sees you constantly fleeing from the alien by hiding under tables or in lockers and so on. Sure, it can get a little repetitive, but this is till the best Aliens game in years. The Nostromo Edition comes with the Crew Expendable DLC starring the original cast of the first movie.
Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII.
Season Pass content can be tricky to navigate, especially when you're not sure how a piece of paid content is going to work out. At Dealspwn we always advise waiting for some coverage or reviews before putting any extra cash down, especially for season passes. We really enjoyed Mortal Kombat X at launch and have been impressed with the variety of characters already on offer. So how about the DLC ones? Well, here's our review of the first to arrive, the infamous, Jason Voorhees.
The indestructible star of the Friday the 13th movies (yes, except the first one) initially seemed a rather odd choice for the series, as he's never been known for his pace and the idea of him performing combos seems a bit absurd. Thankfully, NetherRealm have given him a generous injection of pace and a decent skillset with linkable moves, while maintaining his sinister style.
As with all the characters in Mortal Kombat X, Jason has three different fighting styles to choose from; Slasher, Relentless and Unstoppable. Let's start with Slasher, the simplest stance to learn and the only one that sees Jason wielding his beloved machete throughout.Click here to read more...
Following years of delays and development issues, Techland's troubled dark fantasy hack & slasher Hellraid has been completely scrapped pending a complete ground-up rebuild. Originally revealed in 2013 and slated to release the same year, the project was failing to live up to expectations and will now go "back to the drawing board."
It's always a shame when a project gets cancelled, but to be perfectly honest, we welcome the news and aren't entirely surprised.Click here to read more...
If you want a game that actually features a next-gen idea, then grab a copy of Shadow of Mordor for just £17.99, saving you a few quid over the other sites. Actually, this is one of the best prices I've seen for a new copy of the game.
We can't get enough of Monolith's Shadow of Mordor here at Dealspwn and we thoroughly recommend you dust off your Uruk hunting skills to get a taste too. Turns out the Nemesis system has managed to back up its bold 'next-gen only' ambitions with a neat set of mechanics that sees enemies remember you and you can even brainwash them into fighting for you as you infiltrate the highest ranks of Sauron's army. There's an excellent set of skills available to take advantage of an enemy's weaknesses too to create unique experiences throughout. It also walked away with our Game of the Year award. Check out our full review here.
If you haven't played Sleeping Dogs yet... and own an Xbox One... then do we have the deal for you. The Definitive Edition of this excellent martial arts sandbox game is now just £12.99 on Microsoft's console, one of the cheapest prices we've seen in ages. [UPDATE: the PS4 version has now dropped to the same level]
Remember that you can usually buy the PC version for peanuts somewhere or other, though, if you have the choice.
Titanfall is still a magnificent shooter. Accessible yet deep, ridiculously fun and empowering, mechanically peerless, it's well worth getting into even if the player count is now admittedly rather low. It's also an incredibly important game, directly responsible for the rush to include exciting vertical mechanics we see in most next-gen FPS titles these days.
It's a great price for a new copy. If you're on the fence, check out our Titanfall review and remember that the three excellent map packs are free!
This belter of a deal is way cheaper than other sites, seeing PES 2015: Day One Edition come off the bench for just £19.99 on the Xbox One.
The licenses are still a mess (Man U are the only Premiership side *spit*), but PES (or Pro Evolution Soccer) has found its form and hit the ground running on the new-gen consoles after a torrid few years last-gen. Konami held off a new-gen release in 2013 and the extra dev time has really helped the on pitch action offer more depth than ever before. Frankly, it leaves FIFA 15 for dead.
Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII.
I've come to love Destiny over these last few months. Despite being crushingly disappointed at launch, I gradually realised that it's a great social experience that fits around your real life and gaming commitments, perfect for a strike here and a daily story mission there followed by a quick blast in the Crucible. Sure, the so-called "Raids" are hilariously repetitive, but Destiny's fun is evergreen and mechanically exceptional.
However, there's no denying that it's crying out for extra content. Which is where House Of Wolves comes in.
A far cry from The Dark Below, which used its Raid as an excuse to flog a pathetic amount of stuff at a breathtaking price point, House Of Wolves is much meatier and rides the crest of a major update. A new social space, new questline, new horde mode, new gear, level cap increase and three/four new Crucible maps certainly seems to be a generous offering, so I double-jumped right in as soon as it launched.
I've had a blast as always, but unfortunately what seems to be a huge wodge of content is far less substantial than it first appears. As is so often the case with Destiny, the emperor has no clothes. Or the Kell has no combat regalia to be more precise.Click here to read more...
As much as we love Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, we were compelled to point out some annoying technical issues. Frame rate drops can affect both Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel, while the latter suffers from the most egregious screen tearing I've seen in a console game in quite some time.
Thankfully Gearbox have deployed a whopping new patch that should go some way towards fixing these problems... at the expense of pulling down about 8GB.Click here to read more...
We're super psyched for the new Lego Dimensions toys-to-life series, but boy is Lego expensive! Fortunately, we've dug out the hottest preorder deals yet. You'll find links below for all the Starter Packs with prices up to £28 cheaper than other sites. This might be as cheap as they get ahead of their release later this year.
Find out why we're so excited with this article: Lego Dimensions: how the magic of Lego could dethrone Skylanders.Naturally, make sure you check out the new Christopher Lloyd trailer too.
I expected the dramatic conclusion to Episode 2 to be the catalyst that would drive the series' pace forward with a much needed boost. More so with questions about the events at Arcadia Bay's school and the strange events around town being no closer to getting answered.
The first part of Episode 3 starts with Max and Chloe breaking into the school Principal's office. To get through the locked door, you have to sneak through the school at night to find a few items. It feels a bit by the numbers really, with only bonus photo maintaining my interest.
Later in this segment, you'll need to evade the security guard to make your escape, which given the fact you can rewind time, isn't exactly difficult. From here the pace again drops dramatically as you hang out with Chloe the day after and talk to her mum, filling in little details that are eventually important, so try to pay attention.Click here to read more...
[UPDATE: We've just found some exceptionally cheap preorders for Lego Dimensions here.]
Great Scott, indeed! Today's latest trailer shows Back to the Future's Christopher Lloyd discovering the hidden portal delights of Lego Dimensions and we get another look at the mashup of famous characters threatening the space time continuum as multiple genres and licensed universes collide. Batman, Lord of the Rings (was that a Lego Balrog? OMFG!), Wizard of Oz, Back to the Future, Portal 2, Doctor Who, DC comics, The Simpsons and Jurassic World are all confirmed already.
With toys-to-life raking in some serious cash nowadays, we think this could well print money for Warner and Lego, and going by the success of The Lego Movie and Traveller's Tales past lego games, this might just explode. Yes, parents, this is your worst nightmare fully realised.
Click here to see the trailer.