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Splatoon Adds New Mode,Map & NES Zapper Gun Tomorrow

Splatoon Adds New Mode,Map & NES Zapper Gun Tomorrow

Ranked Battles are set to unlock tomorrow, along with the addition of a NES Zapper and a new map. Nintendo are seemingly lashing on the content early on for Splatoon, much to the joy of it’s players. The one fault Splatoon truly suffers from is a lack of maps and modes, and this issue is already starting to be addressed. The new NES Zapper gun will surely result in feverish fan boy sweats, while the new map and mode will keep people hooked. Are you a kid? Or a squid?...

We Happy Few Hits Kickstarter June 4th

We Happy Few Hits Kickstarter June 4th

We Happy Few, the bizarre 60s themed first person title from Compulsion Games, is heading to Kickstarter. The announcement was made via a press release, with the Kickstarter date being set for June 4th. Compulsion Games also introduced weekly developer updates which will chart the development cycle of the game as well as showing off various assets.   We Happy Few’s trailer has been doing the rounds online for some time now, generating a lot of buzz thanks to it’s quirky tone. The unique art direction is worth checking out alone. It’s refreshing to see a game tackle a period of time not normally covered in video games, even more so given it’s distinctly English tone similar to that of The Wicker Man. Compulsion Games last release was 2013′s Puzzle/Platformer Contrast.  ...

Bloodborne & Splatoon Prices Drop, Hard To Resist

Bloodborne & Splatoon Prices Drop, Hard To Resist

One of the finest video games in recent years has been given a healthy discount. From Software’s Bloodborne is now available for a mere £33.95. Given the quality, and the amount of content, £33.95 is a fine price. With the new generation of systems lacking ‘must play’ games, Bloodborne came about at the perfect time. Nintendo’s experimental title, Splatoon, is already being discounted. Gameseek has the standard version up for £22.50 when using the code SPREE5. The recent play tests resulted in a spike in pre-orders, a price drop would surely push Splatoon further towards the levels of success Nintendo may quietly be expecting. David Cage’s Beyond: Two Souls was the definition of a love/hate game. Left to rot in the bargain bin pretty early on, Beyond: Two Souls remains as one last gens curiosities. For £5 you’d be hard push to feel out of pocket, even if Ellen Page’s soulless performance kills your enthusiasm.  ...

Super Smash Bros Gets Too Cheap To Resist

Super Smash Bros Gets Too Cheap To Resist

One of the main reasons to own a Wii U just got a whole lot cheaper. Super Smash Bros has been given welcomed discount resulting in a new copy costing a mere £24.99, or £22.99 pre-owned. The deal can be found at UK retailer Grainger Games. A new copy is probably more of a safe bet, mainly due to Grainger Games having a patchy track record when it comes to quality pre-owned games. For £24.99, you would be hard pressed to find a game as fun, and with as much re-play value, as Smash Bros....

Amiibo Prices Doubles, Are They Even Worth It?

Amiibo Prices Doubles, Are They Even Worth It?

As the Amiibo fever continues to spread, it seems even the retailers are starting to get in on the scalping action. ShopTo have decided to increase their prices to a sicking £19.99 per Amiibo, after months of being top dog in terms of value and service, at least for Amiibos. To put the price spike into perspective, Amiibo started of at £10.99 on Shopto, and remained at that price till about a month ago when they went up to £14.99. This price matched up with all other retailers, namely GAME. The further increase to £19.99 now makes ShopTo the most pricey option outside of E-bay and private sellers. ShopTo have yet to comment on why they have decided to raise their price in such a sharp manner. It’s interesting that all previous waves have now been desisted from their site. Is £20 per Amiibo too much to pay? Are retailers getting just as bad as scalpers? ShopTo certainly feel like they are.     - @linko64...

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Price Drops Less Than A month After Release

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Price Drops Less Than A month After Release

After less than a month of the shelves, it seems another big Nintendo exclusive is price dropping steadily. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is the first ‘New’ Nintendo 3DS game into the retail space, and now it can be yours for £26.86 at Amazon.   The JRPG suits the New 3DS quite well, even if the screen feels slightly too small at times. The visuals are decent, the gameplay is engaging as ever and it’s still the game people fell for a few years ago. The trend of Nintendo games dropping in price was seemingly only a Wii U thing, take the latest Kirby game for example, but now the 3DS is getting in on the act. Is it a sign of the times? A bad omen for Nintendo? Either way, you’re getting some decent games cheaper....

Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin, The Order 1886 & FF: Type 0 HD Made Cheap

Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin, The Order 1886 & FF: Type 0 HD Made Cheap

It’s hitting the end of the month, and a lot of people are skint…or least near skint. Fear not, there’s still games to be had at £20 or under, some are even new(ish) releases.   Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin (PS3/360) £19.99 -   While Bloodborne dazzles and frustrates the masses, Dark Souls 2 has crawled out packed with all of it’s DLC. The buzz around From Software has never been so hot, making it the perfect time for them to re-release their past work, even if it’s not as good as their previous creations. £20 buys you a lot of content, the core game will last most people well over 25-30 hours, with the DLC adding even more. Sure it’s hard, sure it’s kinda ugly to look at, but much like a cheap takeaway, it gets the job done.   Final Fantasy Type-0 HD – Xbox One £18.35   We all love last generation remakes, but Square went one step further and remastered a PSP game. The Final Fantasy brand has taken a utter lashing these last few years, mostly due to the bizarre dedication Square had to making Final Fantasy 13 ‘work’. Type-0 is one of them odd little spin offs in the franchise, but does supply a nice breath of fresh air. Think Final Fantasy crossed with X-men, and a dash of awful textures, and Type – 0 HD is a pretty decent deal…but most people just want that damn Final Fantasy XV demo. £18.95, down from the £40 quid it launched with a mere few weeks ago, what a drop.   The Order 1886 – £19.95   The game that the internet just can’t stop arguing about. At this point, The Order 1886 has went beyond just being another video game, it’s now a actual focal point for discussion on the topic of modern game design. The game looks, and performs, fantastically, but the gameplay is a little less impressive. It’s a decent game, that most forum posters will either praise as the next coming, or label it the devil. For £19.95 you can play the thing yourself, and make your own mind up.   P.S Buy it, just to spite Angry Joe    ...

The Order 1886′s Price Drops Even Further

The Order 1886′s Price Drops Even Further

The PS4 exclusive, that apparently everyone hated so much it still gets talked about to this day, is finally at that magic £20 mark. The graphic novel/Adventure/video game movie The Order 1886 boasts some of the best visuals that modern video games has to offer, unfortunately it also boasts some of the most engaging gameplay 2007 has to offer.   It’s short length had people debating across the land, does size really matter? Is it all about quality over quantity? Does anyone else think Ryse was actually not that bad? What ever camp you subscribed to, the chances are you tweeted about how The Order 1886 was the perfect example of modern video games being shallow. At a mere £20, you can jump into the not-so-full-of-monsters-street of London. The cobbles are covered in blood, piss and foul language, and in The Order 1886 they’re no different, apart from the lack of Starbucks and Halal Sub Way.   The Order 1886 isn’t as bad as some people make out, it’s a fair game trapped under the burden of expectation, high production costs and lack of ambition (gameplay wise anyway). While Angry Joe may want you to think the game is awful, the truth is it’s just okay…a little bit like Joe himself. £20 is a decent price for a short, but enjoyable, slice of action…or you could just put another £20 in your budget and get the brilliance that is Bloodborne....

Mortal Kombat X & Bayonetta 2 Both Get Discounted To Bargain Prices

Mortal Kombat X & Bayonetta 2 Both Get Discounted To Bargain Prices

As April rolls on, and the massive games creep forward, a number of last years hits drop in price. While it may of felt the harsh sting of some salty individuals, and the review of a salt/conflicted/hypocritical Polygon writer, Bayonetta 2 is a utter steal at £22.80. Bayonetta 2 is easily one of the best titles released last year, and a must own for anyone with a Wii U. The sharp visuals (yes, the Wii U can be pretty), tight gameplay and over the top video game glory results in a utterly joyous video game experience. It’s impossible not to enjoy this modern classic, unless your a super cultured and social conscious video game writer, cha. £22.80, cheap, wonderfully cheap, you can not buy it now, and behold the art before you. Bayonetta 2 11/10 – Polygon Score Women that has flesh and personality 0/10 From the great, to the utterly pointless. The reboot of Theif that nobody bought (apart from me and three other people) has seen it’s price fall quicker Tim Schafer’s kickstarter credibility. For £7.50, this kinda pretty, kinda bad attempt at rebooting Thief can be yours. The Story is awful, the gameplay is fair, but this is a Thief game only by name, and certainly not by nature. Confusing level layout, stumbling game mechanics that never feel like they are actually working and some mind numbing voice acting are all present in Thief. It’s at least worth a look at for £7.50, in the same way you curiously looked at 2girls1cup in disgust.   Thief 5/10 – Who stole all the charm? CDKEYS.COM IS SO DAMN CHEAP, Mortal Kombat X is still wiping away it’s new born tears and it’s already been discounted. For £13.65, you too can be outraged by the micro-transactions found in the latest Mortal Kombat. Buy the season pass and mourn the death of unlocking new characters by playing, instead of paying. Scream as you fail to pull of fatalities, make that ‘easy fatality’ pack look all the more sweeter.   Mortal Kombat X – To view this score you must pay £4.99/10   Kojmia may be gone, but does that mean you can’t be utterly confused to why Zone Of The Enders HD is so broken? Of course not! Relive the HD collection that was saved by Konami making a even worse HD collection (I see you Silent Hill). If you like Robots and terrible frame rate, Zone of the Enders HD Collection is the perfect package for you. £4.95 can buy you a meal deal, it can also buy you a do’gs dinner of a HD remastering.   4/10, but Kojima licked it so 16/10, clearly.    ...

Smash Bros Wave 4 & Splatoon Amiibo Go Up For Pre-Order At ShopTo

Smash Bros Wave 4 & Splatoon Amiibo Go Up For Pre-Order At ShopTo

The latest wave of Amiibo have finally popped up for pre-order on UK retailer ShopTo, arguably the best site for Amiibo. Ganaondorf, Palutena, Jigglypuff, Dark Pit and Zero Suit Samus all appeared for pre-order, with the new price tag of £14.99. After selling all the previous waves for £10.99 each, it’s a disappointing that ShopTo have increased the prices to match those of GAME. All three Splatoon Amiibo are also available for pre-order. Both the Splatoon Girl & Boy are present, along with the Splatoon Game bundle which includes the Squid Amiibo. The fact the Squid is not available separately is quite frustrating, but in all honestly, it was expected. Make sure to secure your orders before the scalpers get in on the act.    ...

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