Archive October 2009

Win! Dragon Age: Origins [Digital Deluxe Edition]

In association with Direct2Drive, SavyGamer has got three copies of the Digital Deluxe Edition Bioware’s new RPG up for grabs.

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Left4Dead 2: Demo Impressions

Zombies are not afraid of the light. No matter what time of the day, they still hunger for your brains.

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Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines, PC – £3.95

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines, PC – £3.95

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Early access to the L4D2 demo

The Left4Dead 2 demo is sorta only for people who preorder the game. Or at least, access to it now is, with it opening to the public in 2 weeks time.

However, if you go to gamestation, you can preorder it with no deposit, and no commitment to purchasing it from hem when it does come out. They will give you a card with a serial that you enter into the Xbox marketplace, or Steam, that lets you get the demo now.

Mine’s downloading now.

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LEGO Batman/Pure, Xbox 360 – £9.90

LEGO Batman/Pure, Xbox 360 – £9.90 delivered

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Brink – Eurogamer Expo-pinion

Availability: Xbox 360, PS3, PC (version demoed) – Spring 2010.

On the brink of civil war, a cut-off floating Arcology far in the future (2045) seeks to unravel the mystery of what great disaster has befallen a seemingly post-scarcity global society.

So what niche is Splash Damage looking to fill with BRINK, their first original IP to be conceived in conjunction with Bethesda? Well, it’s an interesting one. At a glance it seems a mish-mash of ideas as far and wide as Mirror’s Edge (the ‘SMART’ movement system, which I shall cover more of later), Assassins Creed (one button free-running, only in first-person), and the vehicular class-based construction combat of Enemy Territory Quake Wars. Quite an impressive mix of ideas; and amazingly it seems like they’ve pulled it off with aplomb.

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Secret of Mana – Review

Secret of Mana – 800 Wii points

Review by Bobby Foster

Single-player, fantasy-based roleplaying videogames are often a lonely, tedious experience. You spend hundreds of hours developing your character, trudging through predictable environments, and repeating the same attacks over and over again. Japanese developers in particular have a track record of making games where the core mechanic consists of battling against wave after wave of easily defeatable enemy, who exist solely to dispense the Experience Points you need to beat the more challenging and interesting boss encounters. Any time spent in combat with enemies who never realistically pose a threat is no fun, because a fight without some sense of peril is inevitably dull. Yet it’s become so commonplace in modern RPGs that fans of the genre have learnt to accept it and even name it: ‘grind’.

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The Sims 2: Deluxe, PC – £3.74

The Sims 2: Deluxe, PC – £3.74

Apply voucher “VoucherCodes.com25%” to get this price.

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Need for Speed: Carbon, PC – £3.74

Need for Speed: Carbon, PC – £3.74

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Madden 2008, PC – £3.74

Madden 2008, PC – £3.74

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Medal of Honor: Airborne, PC – £3.74

Medal of Honor: Airborne, PC – £3.74

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The Godfather 1+2, PC – £3.74

The Godfather 1+2, PC – £3.74

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Battlefield 2142: Deluxe, PC – £3.74

Battlefield 2142: Deluxe, PC – £3.74

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Crysis: Warhead, PC – £3.74

Crysis: Warhead, PC – £3.74

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Mecrenaries 2, PC – £3.53

Mecrenaries 2, PC – £3.53 delivered

Make sure to select the PC version.

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Prince Of Persia: Revelations/Rainbow Six: Vegas/Driver 76, PSP – £10

Prince Of Persia: Revelations/Rainbow Six: Vegas/Driver 76, PSP – £10

This is a bad port of the bad Prince of Persia, and I have no idea on the quality of the other two, but three games for a tenner is a decent price.

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Sins of a Solar Empire, PC – £10

Sins of a Solar Empire, PC – £10 delivered

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Civilization 4, PC – £10

Civilization 4, PC – £10 delivered

Comes with the original game, and the expansion packs Warlords and Beyond the Sword. Does not include Colonization.

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Far Cry 2 + Fortune's Pack, PC – £10

Far Cry 2 + Fortune’s Pack, PC – £10 delivered

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Nintendo Wii (black), Wii Sports, Wii Sports: Resort & MotionPlus – £159.97

Nintendo Wii (black), Wii Sports, Wii Sports: Resort & MotionPlus – £159.97 delivered

There’s a bit of a price war going on with a lot of retailers for this. Toys R us are in the lead at the minute, but I’ll post again if anyone betters this price.

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Diablo 3, PC – £24.99

Diablo 3, PC – £24.99 delivered

Even more likely to be the cheapest preorder you’ll get for this. Cheers to clippa for the tip off

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East India Company, PC – £6.99

East India Company, PC – £6.99

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The Witcher, PC – £11.49

The Witcher, PC – £11.49

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Resistance 2, PS3 – £12.79

Resistance 2, PS3 – £12.79 delivered

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Killzone 2, PS3 – £12.79

Killzone 2, PS3 – £12.79 delivered

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