Life is Strange 2’s first season is 50 percent off on PS4, Xbox One and PC
Other / 30. 11. 2019

The entire first season of Life is Strange 2 is available at half-off on all platforms. The five-episode season, which will typically set you back $39.99 on PS4, will be available from the PlayStation store at half-price from now until December 3 as part of its extended Black Friday sale. Keep in mind that final date coincides with the release of Life is Strange 2’s fifth and final episode, so naturally you won’t be able to unlock that one until launch. Life is Strange 2 Complete Season on PS4 for $19.99 Similar sales also apply to Life is Strange 2’s PC and Xbox One brethren. Over on Steam, you can pre-purchase the complete first season at 51 percent off for just under $20. And for the next two days you can get the season at 40 percent off on Xbox One. Both of these deals also end on Wednesday. Life is Strange 2 Complete Season on Steam for $19.67 Life is Strange 2 Complete Season on Xbox One for $23.99 Dontnod’s narrative adventure sequel follows the story of Sean and Daniel Diaz, who run away and take to the road after falling into trouble with the police – we described…

A Pic of the Supposed PS5 Devkit Pops Up on Twitter
Other / 30. 11. 2019

After an illustrated image of the PlayStation 5 devkit appeared to be confirmed by a game developer last August, a new image — this time of the real thing — has appeared on Twitter. The image, first shared by Twitter user @Alcoholikaust and reported on by Eurogamer, shows two supposed PS5 devkits side by side, each featuring the same V-shaped design we saw in the earlier illustrated images. Continue reading…

This Sony PlayStation VR Mega Pack Bundle is $100 off – but only for today
Other / 30. 11. 2019

Get your hands on the best PSVR bundle deal yet. Black Friday is in our rearview mirror now, but we’ve sniffed out one more massive deal which has reared its head today. Over at Target, you can get your hands on a Sony PlayStation VR mega pack bundle for a cool $199 – that’s $100 off its usual $299 pricetag. The five game mega pack comes with vouchers for VR Worlds, Skyrim VR, Resident Evil 7, Astro Bot Rescue Mission, and Everybody’s Golf VR, along with the PSVR headset and camera – but the deal only lasts until end of the day Saturday, so if you’re reading this from the future then you’re out of luck. Sony PlayStation VR five game mega pack for $199 Amazon also has its own PSVR bundle offering, this time with two controllers, as well as two games – Blood & Truth and Everybody’s Golf VR – for $249. That’s another $100 drop, down from its standard $349. Not too shabby. Sony PlayStation VR bundle with controllers + Blood & Truth and Everybody’s Golf VR for $249 PSVR not quite your thing? For more virtual reality headsets check, check out the latest sales on Oculus…

Uno Removes Red and Blue Color Cards to Avoid Politics
Other / 30. 11. 2019

While video games continue to grapple with whether or not they want to lean into politics, a decidedly less turbulent franchise is making the move to remove all politics from the kitchen table. Mattel Games has released “Uno Nonpartisan,” which removes all the blue and red colored cards from the game and replaces them with purple and orange cards. Mattel explicitly states on Uno Nonpartisan’s product page that “without Red or Blue cards the focus can stay on the game,” referencing the politicized color spectrum of the Republican party and the Democratic party. Continue reading…

Leaked PlayStation 5 dev kit photo sets tongues wagging
Other / 30. 11. 2019

A photograph of the PlayStation 5 development kit has hit the internet. The image, published to Twitter by user @Alcoholikaust, shows two PS5 dev kits side by side. The Verge’s Tom Warren has commented to verify the photo does indeed shows PS5 dev kits, and their unusual V-shaped design tallies with previous leaked images, Sony’s own patented designs, as well as a description from Wired, which saw the dev kits in the flesh while reporting for an article on the PS5. Read more

The very best Black Friday video game deals: all the top Switch, PS4 and Xbox One offers
Other / 30. 11. 2019

You want all the best deals you can get, over the Black Friday period, but you’re a busy person. You don’t have time to scour the web for the best prices on all manner of video game paraphernalia. Well, that’s where we come in! To truly mark the most important day in the shopping calendar, we’ve brought all the best PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch discounts into one place. We know you’re eager to both spend money and save money, which is why we wanted to make your life as easy as possible. I know you’re hungry for deals, so without any further ado, here are all the top Black Friday deals that are out there. If you want to check out a more exhaustive list of PS4 products that are on sale, make sure you have a look at the PlayStation 4 Black Friday deals hub. While we’ve ticked all the important boxes here, you may find something you like over there. Read more

Save data and money on Official Nintendo Switch Memory Cards in Black Friday sale
Other / 30. 11. 2019

The Nintendo Switch has a lot of great games, which can mean internal storage runs out pretty quickly if you’re an avid game collector – and with plenty of must-have titles on the platform even those getting one this weekend will likely already be thinking about how many games that 32GB internal hard drive can hold. That’s where memory cards come in. Thankfully, there’s been quite a few Black Friday (or Cyber Monday) deals on memory cards this Black Friday weekend – including the SanDisk officially licensed ones, which means they’ve been given the Nintendo Seal of Approval and you can rest assured they’ll work with your Nintendo Switch. Helpfully, they also come in three flavours – all of which are enjoying a Cyber Monday discount at Amazon UK, so you can grab them in 64GB, 128GB or 256GB each with their own Nintendo-inspired design. SanDisk MicroSDXC Memory Card for Nintendo Switch – 64GB for £10.99 SanDisk MicroSDXC Memory Card for Nintendo Switch – 128GB for £24.32 SanDisk MicroSDXC Memory Card for Nintendo Switch – 256GB for £42.99 Our friends in the US shouldn’t feel left out either, as US retailer Best Buy are also knocking chunks off their prices…

Games of the Decade: Fez and the doors of perception
Other / 30. 11. 2019

To mark the end of the 2010s, we’re celebrating 30 games that defined the last 10 years. This is the last entry – you can now find all the articles in the Games of the Decade archive, and read about our thinking about it in an editor’s blog. Stay tuned for a couple more special articles tomorrow. Fez is one of those magic-trick games. You could call it a gimmick without being disrespectful – a good gimmick can enliven any game – but I’d define a gimmick as a novel, repeatable concept that gives you a little jolt of satisfaction when you encounter it. What Fez does is different. Its trick is very simple, but has deep implications. It defines everything about the game. It constantly changes the way you think. Playing the game, you perform this trick all the time, and yet every time you do it you still do a little internal gasp as it reorders your perceptions. It’s impossible, but it’s real. It’s magic. The trick is this: Fez is a two-dimensional platform game set in a world where three dimensions exist, but only two of them can be perceived at once. This fact is so brain-scrambling…

Ex-Westwood Studios devs quietly announced a spiritual successor to Command & Conquer: Renegade
Other / 30. 11. 2019

You’d be forgiven for missing it, but ex-Westwood Studios developers quietly announced a spiritual successor to Command & Conquer: Renegade this month. Petroglyph Games is the Los Angeles-based studio founded by the last group of ex-Westwood employees who left when EA shut what remained of the Command & Conquer developer down in 2003. Petroglyph has released a number of real-time strategy games over the years, including Star Wars: Empire at War, Rise of Immortals, Grey Goo and, most recently, Conan Unconquered. Read more