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Large PlayStation exclusives sale includes discounts on Uncharted 4, Bloodborne, Until Dawn, more

22 Mar

Sony is hosting a rather nice sale through the PlayStation Store, where you can take up to 55% off PS3, PS4 and Vita-exclusives. Also, your Deal of the Week on the store is PES 2017 for both PS3 and PS4.

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From today, PS4 games like Uncharted 4, The Last Guardian, The Last of Us Remastered and Bloodborne are on sale.

The list is rather large, so only PS4 titles are listed below; however, if you head over to UK PlayStation Store you can see the full list and regional pricing. North American customers can look over the sales through here.

The Only on PlayStation sale runs through April 5.

PS Store Only on PlayStation Sale (PS4)

  • Alienation
  • Alienation Conqueror’s Pack
  • Alienation Dlc Season Pass
  • Alienation Survivor’s Pack
  • Alienation Veteran Heroes Pack
  • Alienation Weapons Supply Pack
  • Ape Escape 2
  • Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits
  • Beyond: Two Souls
  • Bloodborne
  • Bloodborne: The Old Hunters
  • Bloodborne: Game of the Year Edition
  • Bound
  • Counterspy
  • Driveclub (various)
  • Dark Chronicle
  • Dark Cloud
  • Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition
  • Doki-doki Universe
  • Entwined
  • Escape Plan
  • Escape Plan Collection
  • Escape Plan the Director’s Cut
  • Escape Plan – the Asylum
  • Escape Plan – the Underground
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
  • Everybody’s Tennis
  • Fantavision
  • Fat Princess Adventures
  • Fat Princess Adventures Mega Loot Bundle
  • Flower
  • Forbidden Siren
  • Guns Up! Battle Support Pack
  • Guns Up! Defence Budget Pack
  • Guns Up! War Chest Pack
  • God of War 3 Remastered
  • Gravity Rush 2
  • Gravity Rush Remastered
  • Guilty Gear Xrd -sign-
  • Helldivers Reinforcements Mega Bundle
  • Helldivers Masters of the Galaxy Edition
  • Helldivers Reinforcement Pack
  • Helldivers Reinforcement Pack 2
  • Helldivers: Super-earth Ultimate Edition
  • Hardware: Rivals
  • Heavy Rain
  • Here They Lie
  • Hohokum
  • Hustle Kings VRr
  • Hustle Kings VR – Upgrade
  • Insurgent Pack
  • Intercept Online Co-op Expansion Pack
  • Journey
  • Journey Collector’s Edition
  • Killzone Shadow Fall
  • Killzone Shadow Fall Intercept Online Co-op Mode (standalone)
  • Killzone Shadow Fall and Season Pass Bundle
  • Knack
  • Kinetica
  • Okage: Shadow King
  • Parappa The Rapper 2
  • Playstation VR Worlds
  • Primal
  • Resogun
  • Resogun Season Pass
  • Resogun Wipeout Ship Bundle
  • Resogun – Heroes Expansion
  • Resogun: Defenders Expansion Pack
  • Rigs Mechanized Combat League
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Rise of the Kasai
  • Rogue Galaxy
  • Shadow of the Beast
  • Sound Shapes Ultimate Bundle
  • Super Stardust Ultra
  • Super Stardust Ultra Vr
  • The Heavy Rain & Beyond: Two Souls Collection
  • The Last Guardian
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • The Last of Us: Left Behind (standalone)
  • The Mark of Kri
  • The Order: 1886
  • The Tomorrow Children Frontier Pack
  • The Unfinished Swan
  • Tumble VR
  • Twisted Metal: Black
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Digital Edition
  • Uncharted 1: Drake’s Fortune Remastered
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Remastered
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Remastered
  • Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
  • Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
  • Until Dawn
  • War of the Monsters
  • Wild Arms 3
  • Flow
  • Flow Expansion Pack
  • Infamous Second Son
  • Infamous Second Son + Infamous First Light
  • Infamous Second Son Legendary Edition
  • Infamous First Light

From today through April 5, there’s also the Totally Digital Sale going on, where when you buy one game, you get the other free. Of course, the less expensive of the two is the freebie.

PS Store Totally Digital – Buy One, Get One Free

  • 10 Second Ninja X
  • 101 Ways to Die
  • A Boy and His Blob
  • ARCADE GAME SERIES 3-in-1 Pack
  • Active Soccer 2 DX
  • Alone With You
  • Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition
  • Arcade Archives (Various)
  • Armikrog
  • Art of Balance
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia
  • Beach Buggy Racing
  • Bears Can’t Drift!?
  • Bedlam
  • BlazeRush
  • Bombing Busters
  • Brick Breaker
  • Cel Damage HD
  • Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink
  • Corridor Z
  • Crystal Rift
  • Dear Esther: Landmark Edition
  • FEZ
  • Foul Play
  • Grand Prix Rock ‘N Racing
  • Grow Home
  • Grow Up
  • Guns, Gore and Cannoli
  • Hatoful Boyfriend
  • Hitman GO: Definitive Edition
  • KILLALLZOMBIES
  • Knock-Knock
  • Lara Croft GO
  • Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Season Pass
  • Leo’s Fortune
  • Letter Quest Remastered
  • Level 22
  • Machinarium
  • Mahjong
  • Manual Samuel
  • MotoGP™14 Compact
  • Nano Assault NEO-X
  • Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart
  • Nova-111
  • Organ Trail Complete Edition
  • Pang Adventures
  • Paranautical Activity
  • Penarium
  • Pumped BMX +
  • Q.U.B.E: Director’s Cut
  • RACE THE SUN ®
  • REPLAY: VHS is not dead
  • Retro City Rampage™ DX
  • Riptide GP2
  • Riptide GP: Renegade
  • Risk of Rain
  • Rock’N Racing Off Road DX
  • Rollers of the Realm™
  • Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark
  • Siralim
  • Sky Force Anniversary
  • Slender: The Arrival
  • Spheroids
  • Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure
  • Subject 13
  • Super Toy Cars
  • Tachyon Project
  • Tetraminos
  • The Fall
  • Thomas Was Alone
  • Tiny Brains
  • Tiny Troopers Joint Ops
  • Toren
  • Total Jigsaw
  • UNMECHANICAL: EXTENDED EDITION
  • Ultratron
  • Virginia – The Game
  • the Castle Game

Finally, you can also save on Totally Digital pre-orders, not included in the Buy One, Get One Free offer.

PS Store Totally Digital Digital Pre-Order Discounts

  • Blackwood Crossing
  • Butcher
  • Cosmic Star Heroine
  • Dovetail Games Euro Fishing
  • Full Throttle Remastered
  • Late Shift
  • Loco Roco Remastered
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series
  • Nex Machina
  • Parappa the Rappa Remastered
  • Polybius
  • Rain World
  • Rise and Shine
  • Snake Pass
  • Sundered
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Wonder Boy
  • Yonder

Guards 3D Review: Tactically Delicious

22 Mar

Much like how you can’t judge a book by its cover, I think Guards 3D is a prime example of not judging a game by its tutorial. It looks kind with its simple yet stylized visuals, but my goodness are the introductory moments a turn-off. Thankfully I had to force myself to keep playing for the sake of this review, because if I’d given up when I wanted to, I would’ve missed out on a surprisingly fun (dare I say, captivating) little strategy/tactics game.

Guards 3D’s big thing is repositioning each of the hero units that makes up your team. Each of the three characters in the front row will attack automatically once per turn, so long as there’s an enemy in range, while whoever’s in back will heal a little bit every so often. The game only progresses when you have two characters switch places, so you constantly have to move people around. As an added wrinkle, every time you move a character from the back row to the front they’ll activate their unique special ability (healing, tossing a spear, firing a volley of arrows, etc), and so it goes until you eliminate a specified number of enemies to complete the level.

The core concept is incredibly simple, but very poorly explained from the onset. The basics of hero-shuffling are covered, but it doesn’t drive home the importance of knowing which hero to move up from the back when, or how some characters are better suited to deal with certain types of enemies. Really it’s just one of those “do this, now do this, and now do this, good luck!” tutorials that tend to bother me because they’re essentially the equivalent of a teacher doing the work for you. Sure the work is done, but you didn’t actually learn anything.

I am glad I stuck with it, though. Guards 3D is an enjoyable and simple (in a good way) tactics game. Later levels become a significant challenge, with more and more enemy types and enemies being thrown at you until you inevitably lose. That’s okay though, because losing is sort of the point. Each run earns you resources you can spend up strengthen your heroes or hire all new ones to mess around with. Then there are the missions/tasks you can complete in order to earn even more stuff, such as buying a specific item from the shop for the first time or upgrading a particular hero until they become a new class.

That sense of progression is one of the things that’s really kept me invested in Guards 3D. I want to see what those new classes look like and what they can do. I want to try out all of the heroes. I want to make it farther than I did last time. And I want to see how I can best use different types of characters to deal with different types of enemy groups, naturally. There’s a bit more nuance to the simple act of swapping two characters’ positions than you might think — to the point where I’ve been able to set up almost unstoppable combinations before getting completely stomped on the following level because it’s all fireballs and armored wolves and whatnot.

I want to stress (because I haven’t done that enough at this point, right?) that Guards 3D is well worth sticking it out for. Those initial gameplay moments might leave you feeling unimpressed, or even disinterested, but it’s so much more enjoyable than its tutorial would suggest. The simple act of swapping goes a long way towards crafting a captivating little tactics game – that plus the steady stream of satisfying upgrades.

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Ticket to Earth Review: Overshadowed by Aggravation

21 Mar

My experience with Ticket to Earth elicited a roller coaster of reactions. Initially I was curious, stemming from all the praise I’d been hearing. Then I was feeling kind of blah about the story and characters. I found myself wishing the core mechanics were a bit more involved, only to round the bend and find that things do indeed get more intricate and interesting as the game progresses. And finally, I found myself extremely frustrated: Ticket to Earth suffers from the same “cheating” opponent AI as other combative puzzle games like Puzzle Quest, and that really puts a damper on the experience.

In Ticket to Earth, a greedy corporation is selling tickets for a fancy shuttle that will allow passengers to leave the drab and I guess backwoods-y planet of Mars and return to the much more swanky Earth. The tickets are super expensive, so all the hard working martian citizens/colonists who deserve it more can’t actually afford to leave, thus creating just a wee bit (read: more than a wee bit) of unrest. On top of that, some violent criminals have been plotting an escape to maybe overthrow of the local government (?), so it’s kind of a mish-mash of plot threads. The story truly kicks off after the prison break, with normally helpful machines going all homicidal and wiping out all but two of the colony’s law-abiding citizens. Guess who you play as!

Oh, and then there’s “The Grid”. I think it’s supposed to be sort of like chakras and using the energy in your environment to help you fight, but really it’s just an expositional reason for playing on a grid of colored puzzle tiles. I kind of wish the reasoning was left out, but I guess thumbs up for taking the time to try and justify it via story elements?

Weird plot stuff aside, there’s an enjoyable game to found be in Ticket to Earth. Each level has you facing off against enemies on The Grid. Your character gets a total of two actions per turn that can be used to move or attack. If they’re within range of an enemy, they can attack — but by traveling over more puzzle tiles (you trace a path through connected like-colored spaces) you can increase your base damage. So if you move over enough spaces first, you can hit really, REALLY hard.

Enemies can do the same, of course, and each type behaves a little differently in terms of how far they can move overall and so on. It’s a cool combination of puzzle elements and turn-based strategy that works really well in practice.

It takes a little while for things to get more complex than simply “move to store up more damage,” but it gets there eventually. After enough missions are complete you’ll be able to do much fancier stuff, such as upgrade your character with special powers and grant them lots of different passive buffs. For example, you can (with the right skills) regain health by walking over Heart tiles or increase a gun-wielding character’s range by walking over Eye tiles. You can also try to complete various level-specific missions such as defeating X number of enemies in one turn or finishing the stage with full health, which both adds an extra layer of challenge and is actually useful because the medals you earn from doing this are necessary for passive character upgrades. So yeah, lots to do and good reasons to do it.

Unfortunately, these challenges quickly become either too difficult to complete until you get stronger or are actually impossible to finish due to random tile placement. For example, defeating an enemy on the first turn doesn’t seem particularly tough, but good luck actually doing it when your starting Grid layout has no grouped tiles that allow you to get within range of an enemy. Thankfully you can easily replay past levels to go after those bonus challenges, but it’s still annoying to find yourself checkmated by randomness as soon as the level begins.

That’s really just a nitpick, though. A much bigger problem is the tendency for the new tiles that appear (after I move my character and clear some out) being extremely beneficial to enemies about 90% of the time. For example, I’m close to death and want to put some space between me and a giant roach. So I spend two actions crossing as much of The Grid as I can while also collecting a bunch of tiles along the way. Cool. But then the tiles that pop in just so happen to provide a path of like-colored tiles for the stupid bug anyway. Or there’s the tendency for the tokens I need to collect in order to power up my screen-clearing ultimate attack to appear right next to enemies – who then, of course, proceed to walk over and steal said tokens from me on their turn. I’m used to randomness in puzzle games, but I can’t stand it when that randomness seems to favor the AI at such an absurd rate.

There’s a really cool and enjoyable puzzle strategy game in Ticket to Earth. The problem is all the supposedly random bits end up making things feel unfair. Failing a level because the tiles happened to spawn in a way to help an enemy chase me down isn’t challenging, it’s cheap. Missing out on collecting important items on the board because they often appear where enemies can grab them first isn’t fun, it’s frustrating. I really, really want to like Ticket to Earth, but I just don’t have the patience for its poor balancing.

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Xbox Live deals: Resident Evil 7, Final Fantasy 15, Slender: the Arrival, more

21 Mar

It’s that time again, Xbox Live members: the Deals with Gold offerings for Xbox One have been announced. If you are a Resident Evil fan, you’ll definitely want to give the Spotlight Sale the once over.

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If you’ve been holding off on grabbing the latest in the Final Fantasy franchise, you can download the standard edition of the game for 40% off. With the discount, it will cost $34 instead of $60.

The Digital Premium Edition is 30% off, and it comes with the Season Pass along with some extra in-game content and a digital mini-soundtrack. With the XBLG discount, it will run you $59.50 instead of $85.

You can also save up to 60% off Resident Evil titles this week, that specific discount is for the Resident Evil Super Bundle. It comes with the following titles as well as a selection of add-on content: Resident Evil HD Remaster, Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster, Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition, Resident Evil 6 and Resident Evil Revelations 2 Deluxe Edition.

Resident Evil 7 is currently 25% off and the Deluxe Edition is marked down by 17%.

Below, you will find the entire list of Xbox One Deals with Gold.

As always, more information is available through Major Nelson’s blog, along with links to each discounted game. There, you will also find this week’s Deals With Gold discounts for Xbox 360 titles.

Xbox One Deals With Gold

  • Blood Bowl 2 – 75% off
  • Blood Bowl 2 – Lizardmen – Add-On – 33% off
  • Blood Bowl 2 – Undead – Add-On – 33% off
  • Coffin Dodgers – 50% off
  • Dangerous Golf – 50% off
  • Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition – 75% off
  • Final Fantasy 15 – 40% off
  • Final Fantasy 15 Digital Premium Edition – 30% off
  • Infinite Air with Mark McMorris – 50% off
  • Mordheim: City of the Damned – 60% off
  • Mordheim: City of the Damned – Witch Hunters – 15% off
  • NBA 2K17 40% off
  • Slender: The Arrival – 60% off
  • Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax – 50% off
  • SteamWorld Dig – 50% off
  • The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy’s Grand Adventure – 80% off
  • Valley Xbox One Game – 60% off

Xbox One Deals with Gold – Spotlight Sale

  • Beyond Eyes – 67% off
  • Dear Esther: Landmark Edition – 50% off
  • EVERSPACE (Game Preview) – 25% off
  • Fragments of Him – 50% off
  • FRU – 60% off
  • In Between – 50% off
  • Jotun: Valhalla Edition – 50% off
  • NBA 2K17 200,000 VC – Add-On – 30% off
  • NBA 2K17 450,000 VC – Add-On – 50% off
  • NBA 2K17 75,000 VC – Add-On – 10% off
  • NBA 2K17 All-Time College Bundle – 50% off
  • NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legend Edition – 45% off
  • NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legend Edition Gold – 50% off
  • Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) – 80% off
  • Perfect Woman – 50% off
  • Resident Evil – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 0 – 40% off
  • Resident Evil 0 Complete Costume Pack – Add-On – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 4 – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 5 – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 6 – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 7 – 25% off
  • Resident Evil 7 Deluxe Edition – 17% off
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 Deluxe Edition – 60% off
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 – Season Pass – Add-On – 60% off
  • Resident Evil Super Bundle – 60% off
  • Resident Evil Triple Pack – Add-On – 50% off
  • Resident Evil: Deluxe Origins Bundle – 50% off
  • Silence – The Whispered World 2 – 25% off
  • SMITE Ultimate God Pack Bundle – Add-On – 50% off
  • SMITE – 1500 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 200 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 2500 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 3500 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 400 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 800 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 8000 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • The Bunker – 50% off
  • The Little Acre – 40% off
  • The Magic Circle: Gold Edition – 50% off
  • Thomas Was Alone – 67% off
  • Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition – 67% off
  • Wheels of Aurelia – 50% off

Discounts are valid from today through March 27.

Xbox Live deals: Resident Evil 7, Final Fantasy 15, Slender: the Arrival, more

21 Mar

It’s that time again, Xbox Live members: the Deals with Gold offerings for Xbox One have been announced. If you are a Resident Evil fan, you’ll definitely want to give the Spotlight Sale the once over.

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If you’ve been holding off on grabbing the latest in the Final Fantasy franchise, you can download the standard edition of the game for 40% off. With the discount, it will cost $34 instead of $60.

The Digital Premium Edition is 30% off, and it comes with the Season Pass along with some extra in-game content and a digital mini-soundtrack. With the XBLG discount, it will run you $59.50 instead of $85.

You can also save up to 60% off Resident Evil titles this week, that specific discount is for the Resident Evil Super Bundle. It comes with the following titles as well as a selection of add-on content: Resident Evil HD Remaster, Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster, Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition, Resident Evil 6 and Resident Evil Revelations 2 Deluxe Edition.

Resident Evil 7 is currently 25% off and the Deluxe Edition is marked down by 17%.

Below, you will find the entire list of Xbox One Deals with Gold.

As always, more information is available through Major Nelson’s blog, along with links to each discounted game. There, you will also find this week’s Deals With Gold discounts for Xbox 360 titles.

Xbox One Deals With Gold

  • Blood Bowl 2 – 75% off
  • Blood Bowl 2 – Lizardmen – Add-On – 33% off
  • Blood Bowl 2 – Undead – Add-On – 33% off
  • Coffin Dodgers – 50% off
  • Dangerous Golf – 50% off
  • Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition – 75% off
  • Final Fantasy 15 – 40% off
  • Final Fantasy 15 Digital Premium Edition – 30% off
  • Infinite Air with Mark McMorris – 50% off
  • Mordheim: City of the Damned – 60% off
  • Mordheim: City of the Damned – Witch Hunters – 15% off
  • NBA 2K17 40% off
  • Slender: The Arrival – 60% off
  • Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax – 50% off
  • SteamWorld Dig – 50% off
  • The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy’s Grand Adventure – 80% off
  • Valley Xbox One Game – 60% off

Xbox One Deals with Gold – Spotlight Sale

  • Beyond Eyes – 67% off
  • Dear Esther: Landmark Edition – 50% off
  • EVERSPACE (Game Preview) – 25% off
  • Fragments of Him – 50% off
  • FRU – 60% off
  • In Between – 50% off
  • Jotun: Valhalla Edition – 50% off
  • NBA 2K17 200,000 VC – Add-On – 30% off
  • NBA 2K17 450,000 VC – Add-On – 50% off
  • NBA 2K17 75,000 VC – Add-On – 10% off
  • NBA 2K17 All-Time College Bundle – 50% off
  • NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legend Edition – 45% off
  • NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legend Edition Gold – 50% off
  • Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) – 80% off
  • Perfect Woman – 50% off
  • Resident Evil – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 0 – 40% off
  • Resident Evil 0 Complete Costume Pack – Add-On – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 4 – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 5 – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 6 – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 7 – 25% off
  • Resident Evil 7 Deluxe Edition – 17% off
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 Deluxe Edition – 60% off
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 – Season Pass – Add-On – 60% off
  • Resident Evil Super Bundle – 60% off
  • Resident Evil Triple Pack – Add-On – 50% off
  • Resident Evil: Deluxe Origins Bundle – 50% off
  • Silence – The Whispered World 2 – 25% off
  • SMITE Ultimate God Pack Bundle – Add-On – 50% off
  • SMITE – 1500 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 200 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 2500 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 3500 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 400 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 800 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 8000 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • The Bunker – 50% off
  • The Little Acre – 40% off
  • The Magic Circle: Gold Edition – 50% off
  • Thomas Was Alone – 67% off
  • Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition – 67% off
  • Wheels of Aurelia – 50% off

Discounts are valid from today through March 27.

Guards 3D Review (iOS, Android)

20 Mar

Guards 3D is a really interesting strategy RPG mix for mobile released by Battlecruiser Games. This game is deceptively easy at first with mechanics so basic that you feel insulted. But really soon, you will find out that it’s actually a really complex game and an insanely challenging one as well. Read on to find […]

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Beglitched is a Strange and Challenging Puzzler That’s Not for Everyone

17 Mar
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The latest offering from the team behind cosmic romance arcade game Stellar Smooch (and one half of the team behind Swap Sword), Beglitched is a quirky combination of genres wrapped in explosive pastel graphics and playful hacker culture. Even after spending a few days wandering its world in a cat avatar guise it’s a difficult game to explain, and it’s honestly often a difficult game to play. But there are puzzle mechanics in effect here that really work, and patient players that don’t mind long bouts of confusion and defeat will be rewarded with a game that’s not quite like anything else they’ve experienced before.

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The first obstacle to enjoying Beglitched is simply setting expectations. If you glance at screenshots, it’s difficult to tell what’s actually going on except that it appears to feature match-3 boards. It does, but it’s not a match-3 game. It’s more of a strategy puzzle that takes place in a match-3 universe—an extremely difficult, easily lost strategy puzzle. The icons you see on the match-3 boards are actually used in pursuit of a Battleship-esque hide-and-seek skirmish: hacker challengers will be concealed somewhere on the board and it’s your job to figure out what tile they’re hiding beneath and then blow them up with a bomb. To do this, you’ll need to use compass and computer panels to narrow down their location, meanwhile matching tiles that will give you more moves and energy in order to continue using the abilities of those same tiles. Once you finally figure out where the hacker is hiding, you need to get a bomb tile to that location and activate it. Oh, and many of the hackers move after you take a turn, so you’ll always be hunting them down in a new location. And they attack you when you run out of turns (cycles), reducing your health and ending the game if you run out of hearts.

It is a lot to consider, and that’s the shorthand version. Between those match-3 board battles you’ll travel around servers set up by the Glitch_Witch who has asked you to help her clean up some problem spots. The servers are built on connected computer nodes that contain hidden objects ranging from useful items to deadly mines. What’s hidden beneath can only be deciphered by unveiling nearby nodes and using their icons to narrow down what you’re standing on—a node stationed between two others with “treasure” icons on them probably has treasure inside it. We saw another player refer to this as Minesweeper and that’s the best description we’ve heard, although there are a lot more options for items beneath the nodes beyond just mines. Your goal in each server is to find your way to the exit and usually to defeat whatever hacker “boss” is stationed there, although there are plenty of other challenges thrown in—like security systems that spawn enemies with every step or an additional task of safely transporting pictures of cats to the end of the level.

We like the all these ideas and how they fit together in the “hacking” format. The characters you encounter are cute and have unique personalities. The servers can be approached in almost any order and there are lots of little secrets to uncover. But Beglitched is one of the least newcomer-friendly games we’ve ever played, and the cost of admission is high. The tutorial is essentially just the game asking you to figure it out for yourself, which would be fine in most straightforward titles, but is exasperating in such a complex genre mash-up. The levels—each individual server—are unpredictable and must be finished on a single life. If you lose all of your hearts, you’re sent back to the beginning of a server. And it’s impossible to tell when you’re nearing the end—on one level we beat the “boss” by throwing all of our health and items at him, only to find the next section was filled with more nodes and enemies, not an exit.

Successfully thwarting an enemy hacker and completing a server is extremely rewarding, but the time spent painstakingly reaching that point and restarting until you do is often frustrating. Every time we’ve played Beglitched we’ve ended up with a pounding headache, possibly from holding our breath in stressful anticipation of losing a battle or possibly from the glitched-out screen transitions—we’re not sure which. But we are sure that Beglitched is not for everyone. Some players will absolutely love the extreme difficulty and gradual progression as you learn to master the game bit by bit. But others will not find the reward worth the exhausting effort, no matter how many adorable cats and ribboned elephants we get to meet in the process.

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This Phoenix Point teaser trailer doesn’t show much, but it’s enough to make you jump a bit

17 Mar

Phoenix Point, the upcoming title from the creator of the original X-COM series, has a new teaser video available.

When we say teaser, we’re not exaggerating: it’s only 41 seconds long.

Phoenix Point, is an open world, turn-based strategy title from Julian Gollop’s Snapshot Games, and from previous looks at the game, the enemies appear rather massive.

In development since March 2016, information on the game is still rather scarce, but we do know factions will choose sides in battle; there’s a horror element present; and it features procedural enemies.

Fans of the original X-COM game might be pleased to know its composer, John Broomhall, is creating the score and Jonas Kyratzes, who has numerous writing gigs on his resume including The Talos Principle, is penning the script.

A release date for the game is currently unknown.

Grab The Division Gold Edition for 60% off, Rainbow Six Siege Complete at 33% off through Ubisoft’s Spring Sale

16 Mar

A Spring Sale has kicked off over on the Ubisoft Store, and some of the discounts for PC are rather nice. The Division Gold Edition, for example, is currently 60% off.

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Instead of paying $89.99, the Gold Edition of The Division will run you $36 instead. If you already own the game, but not the Season Pass, it is on sale for 50% off at $19.99. The standard edition of the game is not on sale, it seems.

Expansions Last Stand and Underground are 15% and 25% off, respectively. The Gold Edition is your best bet in this case, because it comes with the game, a gear set, and the Season Pass which includes all the three expansions – Underground, Last Stand and Survival, the latter of which is not on sale.

Various in-game outfit packs for The Division are also on sale.

Rainbow Six Siege: Year 2 Gold Edition is also on sale for 30% off. Instead of paying $79.99, it will run you $55.99.

It comes with the game, the Year 2 Pass which provides access to eight Year 2 operators releasing throughout 2017. You will also have seven-day exclusive access to each. It comes with a 5% renown boost, 10% discount in-shop, extra daily challenges, new DLC with each season, and more.

Alternatively, you can purchase the Rainbow Six Siege Complete Edition for $66.99 at 33% off instead of the normal $99.99. It comes with everything available for the game plus Year 2 content and a legacy operator bundle.

Other games on sale through the Ubisoft Store include: South Park: The Stick of Truth for $7.50, the Watch Dogs 2 Season Pass for $29.99, various Assassin’s Creed DLC bundles, Far Cry titles, Anno 2025 and more.

Again, the games on sale through the shop are PC downloads, but Xbox One players can take advantage of the Ubisoft Publishers Sale going on through the Deals With Gold promotion. An Xbox Live Gold subscription is not required to receive the discounts.

Hit up the link to the Ubisoft Store for the entire list. The sale is also going on in the UK and Europe, so when you click the link, it will automatically revert to your region and show prices in your currency.

The sale ends on March 26.

Official Clash Merchandise Available from Supercell

16 Mar

Clash of Clans and Clash Royale fans rejoice! Supercell has finally decided to release some official merchandise inspired by two of the most popular mobile games ever and they’re selling it exclusively through their own online store called the Supercell Shop.

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The Supercell Shop is currently in beta, so while American and Canadian Clash fans can put in their orders and pre-orders now, international Clash of Clans and Clash Royale players will have to wait a little bit longer before they can get their hands on their own (very cool) stone P.E.K.K.A statue. Alternatively, if you’re outside beta jurisdiction you might want to consider a move to Canada. Between soft-launches of Crash of Cars and Family Guy: Another Freakin’ Mobile Game, it’s a great time to call the Great White North home.

Currently, the Supercell Shop is specializing in Clash of Clans and Clash Royale apparel and collectibles. With both games being part of the same universe, there’s a lot that will appeal to fans of either Clash game as well as game-specific exclusives.

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For those who are keen on proclaiming their fandom devotion on their chests, there are nine different unisex t-shirt designs to choose from (one in two colour options). Whether you’re someone who’s after Clash Royale street cred with a concept art t-shirt designed by Jonathan Dower or a minimalist Hog Rider t-shirt by J!nx, the Supercell Shop has something for you.

If you’re after collectables, the Supercell has figurines of Barbarian, Archer and P.E.K.K.A available now. Prince and Wizard are available on pre-order now. Also available for pre-order is a limited 6-pack of figurines with an exclusive Level 6 Wizard. There are only 5,000 of these 6-packs available, so you’ll want to act quickly to secure your own.

P.E.K.K.A. Gold Statue

Want to prove you’re the most hardcore Clash fan of them all? For $125 you can snag one of only 500 Gold Variant P.E.K.K.A statues developed in collaboration with Dark Horse comics. In addition to them being limited in production, there’s a limit to one per household so you’ll want to get on it sooner rather than later.

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Win a game of Hearthstone’s Tavern Brawl this week to get a Journey to Un’Goro pack

16 Mar

This week’s Tavern Brawl in Hearthstone is a bit more exciting for those looking forward to the Journey to Un’Goro expansion.

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Tavern Brawl, the Hearthstone arcade mode with a different game mode twist every week, is a bit more special this week.

Encounter at the Crossroads is back as the mode of choice, but rather than getting a classic pack upon winning, you’ll instead get a pack of Journey to Un’Goro cards. You won’t be able to open it until the expansion launches, however.

If you’re unfamiliar, Encounter at the Crossroads is a type of Brawl where you’re given randomised decks. You can choose a class, but that’s about it. The idea is to devise strategies on the go, rather than going in with a predetermined deck.

Journey to Un’Goro is out in April.

Humble Mobile Bundle Gets Strategic with Guild of Dungeoneering and More

14 Mar

Humble Bundles are one of the gaming world’s best secrets, though hopefully, they won’t stay secret for long. The mighty Humble Mobile Bundle gives you the opportunity to pay a price you believe is fair (minimum a dollar) in order to unlock a killer bunch of mobile games for Android.

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Establish bases and design mechs that will help you crush your enemies in MechCom 2 by Game Dev Team.

Bundle deals are still a relative rarity for Android, so whenever there’s an opportunity to grab such a surprise bag it’s usually worth a look at the very least — but Humble Bundles are unique in that they allow you to make a difference while having a blast. Proceeds from the pay-what-you-can are divided between developers and great charities like the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Child’s Play. If neither of those groups float your boat, it’s also possible to allocate the funds to a charity of your choice from a list of more than thousands.

The latest Humble Bundle is chalk full of strategy game goodness. Pay the incredible price of $1 you’ll land yourself copies of Epic War TD 2, MechCom 1, MechCom 2 and Age of Civilizations as well as a $5 in-app purchase credit for use in the free-to-play Battle for the Galaxy.

For $3 or more you get all of the above as well as Anomaly Defenders, Anomaly 2, Kingdom Rush Frontiers, Kingdom Rush Origins and Hero Generations. With the seriously underrated Hero Generations alone going for $4.99 on Google Play, it’s really impossible to overstate how incredible a deal this really is.

If you’re a ‘big spender’ paying $5 or more will give you access to all 10 of the above games, you’ll also unlock true gems Guild of Dungeoneering and Worms 4. For less than lunch pretty well anywhere anymore, you can have $47 worth of solid mobile games and weeks of entertainment at your fingertips.

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Battle your way through complex dungeons in the Guild of Dungeoneering.

As with all Humble Bundles the offer is time-limited, so if you want to get in on the action (well the strategy) you’re going to have to act fast. The current Humble Mobile Bundle is only available until Sunday, March 26.

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The Escapists Tips, Cheats and Strategies

9 Mar

The Escapists has been a huge hit on console and PC alike, and for very good reason. Team 17 has done a great job of ensuring there’s plenty of flexibility when it comes to how best to arrange a prison break. The sheer amount of depth means there’s a lot to take in.

Gamezebo’s The Escapists Tips, Cheats and Strategies will help you get started, guiding you through the paces and giving you some key insight into how best to stage your escape.

The Basics

  • You might want to go straight into trying to escape, but that’s not a wise move. Take your time.
  • Spend the first couple of days in jail just checking the place out. Keep your head down and figure out the daily routine. Stick to it.
  • Have a look around at what’s going on. Are there any areas where guards don’t tend to hang around? That’s a good place to pursue other options.
  • Work out what times of the day you tend to be left alone. That’s a key time for plotting your escape.
  • Stealing a guard’s uniform and wearing it means you can wander around relatively unharmed. It’s not fool proof but it’s a good way of giving you a chance of exploring outside safely.

Crafting

  • While you’re looking around at the routine, look out for items.
  • Items are key to your crafting abilities. You want to keep an eye out for things like duct tape, wires, files, and even cutlery.
  • Cutlery can be used to chip away at walls, the ground, or even fences.
  • Learn some basic recipes. Things like cutters can be made by combining two files with duct tape.
  • Contraband items such as screwdrivers and nunchucks can be detected, leaving you in trouble, unless you’ve crafted a pouch to secrete them in. A pouch involves foil and duct tape, and will help you immensely!
  • Create a stash area in your cell. Digging an alcove or unscrewing a vent is a good way of creating a hidey hole for your secret items.

Dealing with other prisoners

  • Other prisoners can be really useful for you. Some have items that you can buy from them, such as screwdrivers or more innocuous looking items.
  • You can also get tasks from prisoners. Some might reward you for beating up another prisoner, for instance. It’s relatively easy money, providing a guard isn’t around when you hit them.

Prison work

  • Money can also be earned through working your prison job. Laundry duty has you collecting up dirty clothes and taking them to the dryer. It’s the ideal opportunity for you to steal a guard’s uniform.
  • You can also work other jobs and gain more money and more opportunities for key tools or locations. To do so, you have to get the current employee fired. The best way to do this is to beat them up them during working hours so they miss their work schedule.

Remember!

  • Think outside the box. There’s generally an idea you haven’t considered.
  • Escape from the roof? Sure! But you’re going to need a rope or grappling hook to get down. Think what you need to construct one.
  • Escaping can be tiring. Bring some food with you.
  • Don’t be cruel to all your prison mates. Some are useful, and it’s good to keep in with them.
  • If you gain enough favor amongst your fellow inmates, you might even form a gang. Others will follow you around and look out for you in a fight.
  • Don’t dig outside in the day time. That’s way too obvious. You’ll get in trouble.

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You can grab No Man’s Sky for the low price of £14 through the PS Plus Double Discount sale

9 Mar

PlayStation Plus subscribers in Europe can take advantage of double discounts on the PlayStation Store for the next couple of weeks. See a game on sale you like? Then add it to your cart and enjoy the savings.

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Take The Witcher 3 for example: it is currently on sale for £19.99 with an extra 20% off if you are a PS Plus member. But, since double discounts are in play, Plus members will see an extra 20% taken off when the game is added to the cart – making it an extra 40% off in total. So, you’re getting one of the best games ever (in my opinion) for a super cheap £11.99.

And, if you want to finally give No Man’s Sky a go, especially now the Path Finder update is live with planetary vehicles, base sharing, and PS4 Pro support, Plus members can get for £13.99.

The Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Digital Deluxe edition which comes with Modern Warfare is 36% off with doubel discount. So, instead of paying the current sale price of £77.89, as a Plus member you will pay £49.85.

Below, you will find the full list of games available for double discount courtesy of the EU PS Blog. The sale ends on March 22.

  • 7 Days to Die
  • Agatha Christie – The ABC Murders
  • Aragami
  • Assetto Corsa
  • Batman – The Telltale Series – Season Pass
  • Batman: Return to Arkham
  • BlazBlue Chronophantasma Extend
  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
  • Bound by Flame
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Digital Pro Edition (Day Zero)
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts and Season Pass Bundle
  • Call of Duty: IW Legacy + Destiny – The Collection Bundle
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – Digital Deluxe
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – Legacy Edition
  • Canis Canem Edit
  • DEAD RISING
  • DEAD RISING 2
  • DEAD RISING 2 Off The Record
  • DEAD RISING Triple Bundle Pack
  • DIVINITY ORIGINAL SIN – ENHANCED EDITION
  • DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS
  • Deadpool
  • Deponia
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Digital Deluxe Edition
  • Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition
  • Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky
  • F1 2016
  • FAHRENHEIT
  • Fallout 4
  • Farming Simulator 17
  • Farming Simulator 17 – Premium Edition
  • Firefighters – The Simulation
  • Flockers
  • Forestry 2017 – The Simulation
  • God Eater 2 – Rage Burst
  • Grand Ages: Medieval
  • Grand Theft Auto 3
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • Handball 17
  • Homefront: The Revolution
  • Homefront: The Revolution ‘Freedom Fighter’ Bundle
  • Life is Strange Season Pass
  • Mad Max
  • Manhunt
  • Max Payne
  • Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes
  • Mordheim: City of the Damned
  • NAtURAL DOCtRINE
  • Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
  • PSYCHO-PASS: Mandatory Happiness
  • Professional Farmer 2017
  • Red Dead Revolver
  • Republique
  • Ride 2
  • Ride 2 Season Pass
  • Ride 2 Special Edition
  • SAMURAI SHODOWN 6
  • SENRAN KAGURA ESTIVAL VERSUS
  • STAR OCEAN: IAF DIGITAL EDITION
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter
  • Silence
  • Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition
  • The Telltale Games Collection
  • The Telltale Undead Survival Bundle
  • The Warriors
  • Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special …
  • Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity
  • Tropico 5
  • Tropico 5 – Complete Collection
  • Ultra Street Fighter 4
  • Valentino Rossi The Game
  • Valentino Rossi The Game Compact
  • Valentino Rossi The Game – Digital Deluxe
  • Valentino Rossi The Game – Season Pass
  • Valentino Rossi The Game – Special Edition
  • Valkyria Chronicles Remastered
  • WRC 6 FIA World Rally Championship
  • Worms Anniversary Edition
  • Worms W.M.D
  • XCOM 2
  • XCOM 2 Digital Deluxe Edition
  • Zombie Army Trilogy

Other than the PlayStation Plus Double Discount Sale, the Deal of the Week is live. It’s Hitman: The Complete First Season for 51% off. All individual episodes are also on sale.

A Totally Digital promotion has also kicked off, with up to 60% off a selection of digital-only titles. Games included in this sale are: Rocket League, Salt & Sanctuary, Firewatch and Valley.

Be sure to hit up the link to the EU PS Blog for more information and the complete list of games.

The Escapists Review: An Intriguing Escape

9 Mar

The Escapists is one of those simple yet glorious ideas that you’ll wonder why no one else already came up with it. A huge hit on pretty much any system you can think of, Team 17 has finally ported it to mobile. The Escapists has you attempting to escape prison through any means necessary.

Quite cute and charming in its way, it might be lightweight in tone — but there’s plenty of depth within this prison sandbox strategy game. Control issues let it down a little, but it’s still a rather fine mobile adaptation.

Looking quite reminiscent of the original Grand Theft Auto, a top down perspective is how you approach action in The Escapists. Each day in prison follows a set structure. Typically, this involves leaving your cell in the morning to grab breakfast before partaking in some form of exercise in the exercise yard. Each prisoner also has a job assigned to them, such as cleaning up the surrounding areas or dealing with laundry. Early on, at least, you want to keep the prison guards happy, so you’re best off keeping your head down and doing what’s expected of you. This isn’t a cruel prison though, so it’s not so hard to keep to the rules.

As you go about your business, avoiding too much attention, you can converse with the other prisoners. By doing so, you can accept tasks from them, thereby earning money and other items. Contraband can be bought with money, while items can be used individually or combined with other things to create useful tools. This crafting system is reasonably complex too, offering you plenty of options for what to do.

That’s much of the beauty behind The Escapists – it’s really quite open in terms of what you can accomplish. All you need to know is that your job is to escape, otherwise it’s down to you how you do so. You can create a shovel from some components and dig your way out, you can don a guard uniform to go unnoticed, or you can incite a prison riot. The variety is extensive and rewarding.

Where The Escapists struggles however is with its jump to mobile. There’s a choice of two control methods. Virtual controls provide you with an A and B button, along with a virtual joystick. This works reasonably well, but even with small fingers and a sizable iPhone 6S screen, I found myself mistapping. The other option is touch controls which removes the constraints of a virtual joypad, but still feels quite awkward at times. With neither option fully succeeding, it becomes an issue when you’re trying to complete a task quickly. Who wants to keep picking up a desk by mistake or failing to slap around another prisoner? It soon gets a little irritating.

Stick with such annoyances though, and the joy of The Escapists does shine through. While sometimes you might feel like playing the slow game of keeping your head down for a few days before making your move is a little uneventful, you’ll frequently feel like you’re working towards a bigger goal. It’s enjoyable trying multiple different strategies and working out what method pays off the best. The fact that you feel almost solely restricted by your imagination is an even bigger advantage. It really is the kind of game you’ll wonder why no one has done before.

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The GOG Spring Sale is live, and you can get up to 90% off select titles

7 Mar

The Spring Sale is live on GOG and there are over 500 deals to take advantage of, some up to 90% off.

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Here’s a sampling of what’s on sale.

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: Game of the Year Edition – $29.99 (40% off)
  • Crysis – $4.99 (75% off)
  • Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition $6.66 (67% off)
  • Anno 1404: Gold Edition – $4.99 (67% off)
  • Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition – $4.99 (75%)
  • Undertale – $4.99 (50%)
  • The Witness – $19.99 (50%)
  • Braid – $3.74 (75%)

There’s so much more on offer, and if you have yet to try Don’t Starve, it is on sale for 70% off at $4.49. The two DLCs, Reign Of Giants and Shipwrecked are also on sale for $1.49 (70%) and $3.19 (36%), respectively. You can pick up all three for $9.17 (63%).

Head through the link to look over all the deals available and for pricing in your region.

The Spring Sale ends on March 12.

Xbox Live deals: The Witcher 3 Complete Edition, Ark: Survival Evolved, Unravel, more

7 Mar

This week’s Xbox One Deals with Gold are live and you can save up to 80% on select Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles.

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Along with The Witcher 3 Complete Edition and Unravel, the EA Publisher’s Sale is still going strong, so there are plenty of offerings from the company.

Ark: Scorched Earth, which in Game Preview on Xbox One, is 25% off and the base Ark game is 50% off. Dead Rising 4 Deluxe Edition is 35% off and Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration is 50% off.

Below, you will find the entire list of Xbox One Deals with Gold.

As always, more information is available through Major Nelson’s blog. There, you will also find this week’s Deals With Gold discounts for Xbox 360 titles.

Deals marked with asterisks are available only to Gold members.

Xbox One Deals With Gold

  • Dead Rising 4 Deluxe Edition* – 35% off
  • Dead Rising 4 Season Pass* – Add-On -40% off
  • Dead Rising 4* – 35% off
  • Guns, Gore and Cannoli* – 50% off
  • Mega Man Legacy Collection* – 60% off
  • Prototype Biohazard Bundle* – 60% off
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider Season Pass* – Add-On -75% off
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider* – 50% off
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration* – 50% off
  • Strider* – 75% off
  • The Bug Butcher* – 33% off
  • The Escapists* – 67% off
  • The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt – The Complete Edition* – 50% off
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Expansion Pass* – Add-On – 40% off
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine* – Add-On – 40% off
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Hearts of Stone* – Add-On – 40% off

Xbox One Deals with Gold – Spotlight Sale

  • Pit People(Game Preview) – 15% off
  • ARK: Scorched Earth (Game Preview) – Add-On – 25% off
  • ARK: Survival Evolved (Game Preview) – 50% off
  • ASTRONEER (Game Preview) – 20% off
  • Rivals of Aether (Game Preview) – 50% off
  • Slime Rancher (Game Preview) – 33% off
  • Subnautica (Game Preview) – 33% off
  • The Long Dark (Game Preview) – 30% off

Xbox One Deals with Gold – EA Publishers Sale

(Xbox Live Gold not required)

  • Battlefield 1 – 50% off
  • Battlefield 1 Deluxe Edition – 50% off
  • Battlefield 1 Shortcut Kit: Ultimate Bundle- Add-On – 25% off
  • Battlefield 1 Ultimate Edition – 40% off
  • Battlefield 1 – Titanfall 2 Deluxe Bundle – 67% off
  • Battlefield 4 – 75% off
  • Battlefield Hardline Standard Edition – 75% off
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Deluxe Edition – 67% off
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Game of the Year Edition – 67% off
  • EA SPORTS FIFA 17 – 67% off
  • EA SPORTS FIFA 17 Deluxe Edition – 67% off
  • EA SPORTS FIFA 17 Super Deluxe Edition – 30% off
  • EA SPORTS NHL 17 – 67% off
  • EA SPORTS NHL 17 Deluxe Edition – 67% off
  • EA SPORTS NHL 17 Super Deluxe Edition – 50% off
  • EA SPORTS UFC 2 – 67% off
  • EA SPORTS UFC 2 Deluxe Edition – 67% off
  • Madden NFL 17 – 67% off
  • Madden NFL 17 Deluxe Edition – 67% off
  • Madden NFL 17 Super Deluxe Edition – 50% off
  • Mirrors Edge Catalyst – 60% off
  • Need for Speed Deluxe Bundle – 70% off
  • Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 – 80% off
  • Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2: Deluxe Edition – 80% off
  • Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One: Scarif – Add-On – 35% off
  • STAR WARS Battlefront Season Pass – Add-On – 50% off
  • STAR WARS Battlefront Ultimate Edition – 50% off
  • Titanfall 2 – 60% off
  • Titanfall 2 Deluxe Edition – 60% off
  • Titanfall 2: Angel City’s Most Wanted Bundle – Add-On – 25% off
  • Unravel – 75% off

Discounts are valid now through March 13.

Tactical Multiplayer Board Game Attack Your Friends Now Available for iOS & Android

2 Mar

Anyone looking to indulge in some classic competitive board game action now can thanks to Swedish game developer Play by Turns’ new release Attack Your Friends, a Risk inspired mobile board game which places emphasis on turning friends into enemies, and enemies into dust through tactical turn-based card battles.

Attack Your Friends is free to download now on both IOS and Android, giving players the ability to achieve world domination in seamless and asynchronous multiplayer gameplay. The new game removes the stresses of having to play online at the same time with others, using handy push notifications that update you if ever you come under attack. You’ll be able to move your troops and gain the upper hand in no time.

In-game battles playing out tactically in turn-based fashion by laying down cards upon Attack Your Friends’ gameboard, meaning “playing your cards right” has never been more important. Of course, you can always cash in and collect certain cards to help strengthen your troops, but when defense cards such as “Shield Card” can block a country from attacking for multiple turns, the temptation is there to reconsider.

Attack Your Friends creator Christian Lovstedt aims to remind players just “how intense the atmosphere can be when struggling to get control of the world map”, in games that can last anywhere from a few hours to a full week.

The game even features an in-game chat system for anyone wishing to taunt, gloat, and revel in the tactical turn-based global warfare Attack Your Friends offers, allowing for frequent interactions as players make moves and complete actions during periods that best suits them.

Get ready up and move out across the globe in Attack Your Friends available to download on IOS and Android devices now.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

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Dawn of War 3 trailer takes you on a tour of 4 of the game’s environments

2 Mar

These four Dawn of War 3 tilesets look impressive, and there’s a story behind each one.

Dawn of War 3 developer Relic has released a new showcase that gives us a look at four of the main environments in the game, and the intent behind each of their designs.

The video is narrated by art director Matt Kuzminski and lead environment artist Tristan Brett and it takes us through Ultima, Cage World, Starfort, and Acheron.

The goal with Cyprus Ultima was to create sort of a future-medieval world, with a particular style of architecture. Cage World, on the other hand, was made to look as alien as possible, with a constantly shifting landscape and very clean designs.

Starfort is kind of the authentic Space Marine environment, with massive cathedrals and fort weapons, and a grimdark look fit for an imperium station. Finally, Acheron is built as a nature-infested world of snow and lava where everything is seemingly out to get you.

Dawn of War 3 is out this year on PC.

Epic Games Reveals Turn-Based RPG Battle Breakers, Coming Later This Year

27 Feb
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Epic Games is one of those companies that’s always going to be intriguing. Though some of its more colorful personalities (like Cliffy B.) have moved on over the past few years and its gaming output has slowed a bit, gamers are naturally going to be curious about anything the studio has cooking — particularly mobile games, because Infinity Blade. Right now, the thing they’re cooking is called Battle Breakers.

As Epic announced during GDC, Battle Breakers is “a frenetic tactical role-playing game powered by Unreal Engine 4.” Translated, that means it’s an entry into a crowded but very popular genre, armed with what are sure to be killer visuals. It’ll also be a mash-up of multiple pop culture staples inspired by old school cartoons and be equipped for cross-platform play via iOS, Android and PC.

“The team at Epic had this crazy idea that if we combined our passion for zany 80’s Saturday morning cartoons with our obsession for tactical turn-based RPGs, we might just create something awesome and unique,” Donald Mustard, Worldwide Creative Director at Epic Games, said in a press release. “If you’re anything like us you’ll be humming the Battle Breakers theme and grinning from ear to ear as you battle your way to victory.”

Considering Saturday morning cartoons don’t appear to be a thing anymore, Battle Breakers sounds like it could mash the nostalgia button early and often for those of us old enough to remember when they were.

In any case, you can pre-register and receive a free in-game hero right here, and the game already has its official website up and running as well. Battle Breakers is already in soft launch for those lucky folks in the Philippines, but we’ll keep you posted when we learn anything about it making its way closer to North America, as it’s being prepped for launch later this year.

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