Archive April 2010

SavyGamer Game Night: L4D2 – Bleed Out

Tonight is the first in a new series of gaming nights with SavyGamer. We’ll be playing the newly-released Mutation in Left 4 Dead 2, entitled Bleed Out, and no matter if you’ve got L4D2 on PC or 360, you can jump into a game with us.

If you’re playing on PC, simply join the Steam group for SavyGamer and jump into Lewie’s lobby, or any of the many lobbies the community will be running.

If you’re playing on 360, add the Gamertag We R SavyGamers and use the friends-of-friends feature to find other people on that list to play with.

Remember that you’ll need The Passing in order to play the Mutations in L4D2, so make sure that your game has updated through Steam or that you’ve purchased the game add-on on the 360 if you want to play with us. While the event starts officially at 7:30, feel free to get a group together earlier and make with the zombie killin’!

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Codemasters Racing Pack, PC – £12.50

Codemasters Racing Pack, PC – £12.50

Dirt
Dirt 2
FUEL
GRID
Toca Race Driver 3

Steam is really on form at the moment. All of them are available individually at 75% off too.

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Bayonetta, PS3 – £15

Bayonetta, PS3 – £15 delivered

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Bayonetta, Xbox 360 – £15

Bayonetta, Xbox 360 – £15 delivered

Although if the stock in the Manchester arndale is anything to go by, your box will not be in good condition.

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Trials HD, Xbox 360 – 800 MS Points

Trials HD, Xbox 360 – 800 MS Points

Today only, I think it’s for Live Gold subscribers only.

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PS2 Slimline + Buzz! The Music Quiz – £39.99

PS2 Slimline + Buzz! The Music Quiz – £39.99 delivered

I remember someone asking me for anywhere that would sell a new PS2 a long time ago, and I couldn’t one at the time, but here’s one at a good price. Hopefully whoever it was sees this before they go out of stock.

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Loco Roco, PSP – £6.99

Loco Roco, PSP – £6.99 delivered

You’d have to be a silly billy not to.

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Heroes Of Might & Magic: Clash Of Heroes, DS – £11.99

Heroes Of Might & Magic: Clash Of Heroes, DS – £11.99 delivered

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Metro 2033, Xbox 360 – £17.98

Metro 2033, Xbox 360 – £17.98 delivered

If it is rubbish, get £23 trade in for it by getting Gamestation to match CEX.

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SavyGamer Steam Group

You might have listened to this week’s podcast, where we said that you should join the SavyGamer steam group.

We realised just now that it didn’t actually exist. Until now.

Remember this Friday is SavyGamer game night, we’re playing L4D2’s new mutation mode, which is going to be Bleed Out. Join the steam group to play the PC version, and add We R SavyGamers to play the 360 version.

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Guild War Trilogy, PC – £14.99

Guild War Trilogy, PC – £14.99

Or the individual components for £6.99 each:
Guild Wars
Factions
Nightfall

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GTA Classics, PC – £4.24

GTA Classics, PC – £4.24

Includes:
GTA1
GTA2
GTA3
GTA: Vice City
GTA: San Andreas

Edit: Remember GTA1 and 2 are freeware now anyway.

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GTA: Episodes from Liberty City, PC – £14.99

GTA: Episodes from Liberty City, PC – £14.99

Yes, that is the same price it has been available for at retail since launch. Rather feeble discount if you ask me.

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Opening specials at Best Buy Thurrock

Buy More Best Buy, USA based Electronics retailer is opening their first store in the UK on Friday, in Thurrock, and have a bunch of special opening offers.

Nintendo Wii [Black] – £99.99
Xbox 360 Elite console, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Splinter Cell: Conviction – £199.99
PS3 Slim 250gb, Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in time, FIFA World Cup 2010 and Blu Ray Remote – £249.99
DSi XL + Sonic & SEGA All-Star Racing – £149.99
Sony A230 Digital SLR Camera – £199.99
Fujifilm J25 Digital Camera – £49.99
Blackberry Curve 8520 (black/Lilac) – £119.99 (includes £20 top up)
Nokia X3 – £59.99 (includes £20 top up)
Toshiba 32AV615HD, 32″ LCD TV – £179.99
Samsung UE3286000, 32″ LED 1080p TV – £399.99
LG 50PS6000, 50″ Plasma 1080p TV – £499.99
Avatar, DVD – £6.99
Avatar, DVD + Blu Ray – £9.99
Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Blu Ray – £29.99

Other deals available in this fairly clunky e-catalogue.

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Bully: Scholarship Edition, PC – £4.24

Bully: Scholarship Edition, PC – £4.24

Seems a little expensive to me, compared to the other discounts that they have been giving, especially because it has been readily available for £2.99 in the past, and it is essentially an enhanced PS2 port.

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Grand Theft Auto 3, PC – £1.50

Grand Theft Auto 3, PC – £1.50

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Max Payne, PC – £1.50

Max Payne, PC – £1.50

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X3: Gold, PC – £14.99

X3: Gold, PC – £14.99

Or just get Terran Conflict for £9.99

Edit: Colbert, in the comments, argues that you don’t really need to bother with X3: Gold, just get Terran Conflict.

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Grand Theft Auto IV, PC – £5

Grand Theft Auto IV, PC – £5

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Splinter Cell: Conviction – Review

Splinter Cell: Conviction, Xbox 360 – £27.95 delivered

Apply code “APRIL2”

Review by Lewie Procter

I’m not sure exactly how to approach distilling my opinion on the new Tom Clancy’s™ Splinter Cell™ game down into text. Unlike the game itself there is more than one way I could accomplish that goal. Tom Clancy’s™ Splinter Cell™ has had a complete overhaul. Remember how in the old Tom Clancy’s™ Splinter Cell™ games you had to think? Not any more. In the place of intelligent stealth action is flashy whiz bang punchy shooty nonsense, where the most complex challenge you’ll ever have to solve is “how do I press the button that the game tells me to”.

Read more

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Mirror's Edge, Xbox 360 – £2.99

Mirror’s Edge, Xbox 360 – £2.99 delivered

Everyone should buy this. Here’s my review.

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The SavyGamer Podcast, Episode 12

Another Monday, another show.

This week, we talk about the implications of Ubisoft removing printed manuals from their games, interview the developers behind Breath of Death VII for XBLIG, and a challenge is set. Plus, more things!

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This week, we’re restarting the weekly SavyGamer Game Night with Left 4 Dead 2’s The Passing on Xbox 360 and PC. If you want to play, join the SavyGamer Steam group, or add the Gamertag We R SavyGamers on Xbox Live, and join in the fun this Friday with the new Mutation, Bleed Out.

Also, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter! The account for the site is @SavyGamer, and you can find tweets from Lewie and Will at @LewieP and @Willeth respectively. Also, don’t forget to send us your suggestions for what you want to hear about in next week’s show with the hashtag #sgpodcast – we’ll pick the best to talk about next time, and every time.

See you here next week!

Links:
Halo: Reach [Legendary Edition], Xbox 360 – £89.85 delivered
Seriously, go and watch Consolevania/VideoGaiden, it’s all bloody brilliant
Breath of Death VII
Zeboyd Games

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Rockstar Collection, PC – £29.99

Rockstar Collection, PC – £29.99

Bully: Scholarship Edition
Grand Theft Auto
Grand Theft Auto 2
Grand Theft Auto 3
Grand Theft Auto IV
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Manhunt
Max Payne
Max Payne 2
Midnight Club 2
Wild Metal

It’s worth bearing in mind that GTA 1 + 2 and Wild Metal are freeware from here.

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, PC – £1.49

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, PC – £1.49

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BioShock, PC – £7.59

BioShock, PC – £7.59

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