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Save $20 on the newly released Persona 5 Strikers on PS5 and Switch

By Elizabeth Henges 9 April 2021 22:33 GMT Who doesn’t love saving on a recent release? Both the PS4 and Switch versions of Persona 5 Strikers are on sale at Best Buy, and you’ll save a cool $20 on the February title.That’s right, Persona 5 Strikers is already $20 off at Best Buy. This title was released less than two months ago, so seeing both versions of the game for just $40 is pretty cool! As for how the game itself is, many people have enjoyed it, despite its more Dynasty Warriors gameplay style. Not that you have to take…

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Evil Genius 2 reviews round-up, all the scores

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 29 March 2021 16:14 GMT The satirical spy-fi lair builder series, Evil Genius, is back for another crack at world domination with Evil Genius 2 – and so far, it looks like good news for developer and publisher Rebellion.Evil Genius 2 was announced way back in 2017, and amongst certain loyal parts of the gaming audience, there’s been a huge amount of interest in this comedic strategy title.The long and short of the game is this: players take control of an Evil Genius and set their plans for world domination in motion by building (fairly) inconspicuous bases,…

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10 of the best video game-related books for World Book Day

This week over at Jelly Deals we’ve been celebrating World Book Day with a number of buyer’s guides and fun features on the world of literature. For the day itself, though, we thought we’d pop over to our pals at VG247 to share some of the best books on the topic of our favourite hobby: video games.Below, you’ll find a mix of fascinating biographies from gaming visionaries, insightful behind-the-scenes glimpses at game development, a few arty coffee table books to keep on display and precisely one cookbook. Well, we all love a gaming snack, right?Peruse the selection below and let…

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Control and XCOM: Chimera Squad are just two games in March’s Humble Choice subscription

By Joel Franey, Tuesday, 2 March 2021 18:01 GMT Today marks the release of the March line-up in Humble Bundle’s “Humble Choice” service, the paid subscription in which members are sent a range of PC games to keep forever, every single month. This month includes a phenomenal range of titles, including the critically acclaimed Control and XCOM: Chimera Squad.Control was a recent release from Remedy, creators of Alan Wake, in which players must explore the mysterious Federal Bureau of Control and discover what mysterious force is trying to take it over. Chimera Squad, on the other hand, is the latest…

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PS5 DualSense teardown estimates ‘417 hour life’, reveals causes of drift

Have you suffered from PlayStation 5 DualSense controller drift? A new teardown may have revealed why it keeps happening.A new video from iFixit – a veteran channel that’s been taking tech apart and examining how it works for years – shows a PlayStation 5 DualSense teardown that unearths why the new pad may be doomed to drift issues.iFixit claims that PlayStation, Nintendo, and Xbox controllers have “a long history of predictable, preventable issues” thanks to stock joystick hardware in their pads.As per the video below, the DualShock 4, the Xbox One, and Xbox One Elite controllers “could easily exceed their operating life in just…

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Take a look at the Persona 5 Strikers story trailer here

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 14 February 2021 11:49 GMT Persona 5 Strikers gets a new story trailer that shows off some of the characters you’ll be meeting in your new adventure.Released in Japan in February 2020 as Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers, the upcoming game launches in the West this week.If you’re eager to get more of a feeling as to what the collaboration between P Studio and Omega Force is going to be like, then all you need to do is look at the new story trailer below.“Liberate hearts with the Phantom Thieves!” reads a blurb for the…

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The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles rated for PC, PS4 and Switch

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 14 February 2021 10:55 GMT The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles has been rated for PS4, Switch, and PC by the Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee.Though publisher Capcom hasn’t formally announced the incoming game collectionThough not formally announced, the game – which is thought to collect the 2015’s The Great Ace Attorney and 2017’s The Great Ace Attorney 2, both of which launched on 3DS in Japan only – has previously been referenced in the massive Capcom data breach that happened at the tail-end of 2020 (and that ended up being far worse than the Japanese company…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Switch were tops in January – NPD

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Nintendo Switch once again dominated US retail in January, according to NPD.The NPD January 2021 report has been released, and it finds total industry spending in January 2021 reached a January record of $4.7 billion, 4which is 42% higher year-over-year.Hardware dollar sales reached $319 million, which is 144% higher than in January 2020, making it the highest total January month since 2011 when $$323 million was achieved. Once again, Nintendo Switch was the best-selling hardware platform in units sold and was the highest of any January month since the Wii in January 2010.Like December, PlayStation 5 was the…

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Don’t expect upgraded Nintendo Switch models “anytime soon”

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 1 February 2021 16:39 GMT Nintendo has assured fans that they won’t be seeing a Nintendo Switch Pro, or upgraded Switch hardware, in the immediate future.During a private Q&A that followed on from the company’s financial results briefing earlier today, Nintendo has formally stated that we won’t be seeing any sort of upgraded Nintendo Switch hardware in the coming 12 months.As per Bloomberg reporter Takashi Mochizuki, who was present at the briefing, the company is “not planning to make an announcement anytime soon” when it comes to new devices.This was echoed by industry analyst David Gibson who said that Nintendo noted…

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Dying Light 2 Collector’s Edition may have leaked via European retailer

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 24 January 2021 11:23 GMT It looks like what appears to be a Dying Light 2 Collecter’s Edition has leaked via a European retailer, suggesting the game may be coming soon after all.Dying Light 2 developer Techland had promised, very recently, that it will share some “exciting news” on the game “soon.” But a listing that was uploaded by a retailer in the Czech Republic (image below), we may have seen more than we were supposed to at this stage of the game’s marketing campaign.The supposed Collector’s Edition of the game (thanks, Resetera) comes with a variety of extras…

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Cyberpunk 2077 release contributed to digital sales record in December – SuperData

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 23 January 2021 15:56 GMT Digital games saw a significant sales increase year-over-year setting a $12 billion record for the month of December, thanks in part to the release of Cyberpunk 2077.According to SuperData figures, the release of Cyberpunk 2077 helped digital PC sales grow 40% year-over-year (yoy). December also saw 15% growth from the prior year with the total monthly revenue ever. Mobile grew 5% yoy while console earnings grew 16%. The SuperData report states Cyberpunk 2077 had the biggest game launch of all time based on digital revenue and digital units sold, which were…

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Cyberpunk 2077 is down to $30 from select US retailers

By Joel Franey, Monday, 18 January 2021 15:51 GMT New copies of Cyberpunk 2077 have dropped to their lowest prices yet. Buying a copy of the game on Amazon US or Best Buy will get you a copy for just $29.99, without having to buy pre-owned or via shady dealers.As all of you probably know at this point, the game released last month to a very bumpy reception, as any critical praise was heavily tempered by technical issues and missing features. However, CD Projekt Red have promised major update patches in January and February, which may go a long way…

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Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game sold over 25,000 copies on Switch in under 3 hours

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 17 January 2021 16:48 GMT Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition has been a very successful modern re-launch, according to Limited Run Games.Though the digital version of Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game was published by Ubisoft, it was Limited Run Games that oversaw the physical release of the game.Limited Run Games is responsible for three versions of Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition, and pre-orders for the Switch and PS4 versions of the base game, the Classic Edition, or the K.O. Edition opened up on January 15.“In less than 3 hours we sold…

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Mass Effect: Legendary Edition may be set to release in March

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 11 January 2021 18:50 GMT Bioware’s Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, a remastered version of the Mass Effect trilogy, has appeared on retail sites with a specific release date.The Mass Effect Legendary Edition – which was already one of the worst kept secrets in gaming before its eventual reveal – may be hitting stores in March, as per a selection of retail listings uncovered by Twitter user IdleSloth84 and verified by sources at Eurogamer.Though neither EA nor BioWare have published an official Mass Effect: Legendary Edition release date (the best we have is ‘spring 2021’), retail listings from Singaporian retailer Shopitree and Indonesian retailer GSShop in Indonesia suggest…

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SuperData: Digital games revenue grew 12% in 2020, Cyberpunk 2077 made $609M

SuperData has released its 2020 report, and it finds gaming revenue up to 12% year-over-year, with $139.9 billion spent on digital games.In the SuperData report, it notes that the top 10 premium titles accounted for 34% of total premium market earnings.Premium console earnings grew 28% year-over-year, with North America accounting for over half (57%) of the premium console market. The report suggests the “significant impact” of COVID-19 on the US resulted in higher console engagement, pushing worldwide revenue upward.Animal Crossing: New Horizons became one of the biggest hits in 2020, breaking the console record for premium launch downloads, selling 5…