Grab an Xbox One X with Red Dead Redemption 2, Forza Horizon 4 and four more games for just over £400

It’s been hard wrangling good deals on the World’s Most Powerful Console™, with the most appealing discount thus far cropping up circa Black Friday: £380 for an Xbox One X with Red Dead Redemption 2 and the not-so-appealing Fallout 76.This comparable and current bundle at Currys will net you a brand new 1TB Xbox One X in black with a copy of Red Dead Redemption 2, Fallout 76 (worth £16 at CEX at the moment), digital copies of the mighty Forza Horizon 4 and Forza Motorsport 7, Project Cars 2 and Tekken 7 for £409.99. It also comes with 14…

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Xbox One S with Red Dead Redemption 2 and Battlefield 5 for under £200

In one of the finest Christmas Xbox One deals we’ve spotted, you can grab an Xbox One S with 1TB of storage, wild-west action adventure Red Dead Redemption 2 and World War 2 shooter Battlefield 5 for £200 over at Amazon. It’s quite the substantial saving, as both games are big-hitters (and not stockroom rejects), and an Xbox One S with one game comes to £199.99. If Battlefield 5 is not your ideal title, there’s a somewhat comparable deal available at Currys which gives you Red Dead Redemption 2, Tekken 7, Project Cars 2 and Forza Horizon 4 with an…

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The brilliance of video game maps

Hello! Earlier this year, Thames and Hudson published a beautiful book on literary maps. It’s called The Writer’s Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands, and if that title doesn’t make you yearn for the kind of novels that come with mysterious territories scribbled across their end-papers, here’s a lovely piece in the Guardian to give you a taste of this wonderful, transporting book.A few of us ordered the book to arrive on day one. And as we read through it, our thoughts inevitably turned to video games and their own relationships with maps. Below you’ll find some of the things…

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Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom review – a vital updating of a classic series

Back when I was eleven, Wonder Boy 3: The Dragon’s Trap contained a lot of firsts for me. It was the first game I ever played on a console. It was, as far as I can remember, the first game I played in which you pressed up to go through a door. Most importantly, it was the first game that made me feel wonderfully lost in the sheer breadth and richness of the world that it created. I understand, now, that this was probably the result of genre confusion. Wonder Boy 3 is kind of an RPG and kind of…

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Monster Hunter World's first big expansion is unveiled

Monster Hunter World’s first big expansion has been announced, and it’s the equivalent to the older ‘G’ or ‘Ultimate’ editions. Named as Iceborn, it’ll arrive as an add-on to the base game next autumn. Iceborne will introduce a new quest rank, new monsters and new areas, and feature a story that carries on from where Monster Hunter World left off. Series head Ryozo Tsujimoto said the expansion would be similar in size to older ‘G’ or ‘Ultimate’ editions. More information on Iceborne will be shared in the spring. Before that, though, there’s plenty more planned for Monster Hunter World, with…

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Super Meat Boy Forever gets a new release window and teaser trailer

Team Meat has confirmed that Super Meat Boy Forever will release in April 2019.Eurogamer played it at EGX 2017 and came away impressed, but since then we’ve not heard much about the hotly-anticipated sequel. As part of yesterday’s Kinda Funny Games Showcase, however, Team Meat confirmed the sequel – which had originally been planned as a mobile title – would be coming to Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in the first half of next year. However, unlike its predecessor, Super Meat Boy Forever will not be coming to Steam, but instead will debut on the Epic Games…

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The Walking Dead: The Final Season's episode 3 release date confirmed

The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman’s company, Skybound Games, has confirmed that the next instalment of Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season will release on all platforms on 15th January, 2019.Skybound picked up the rights to complete The Walking Dead: The Final Season after Telltale Games laid off the vast majority of its staff at the end of September. Despite assertions that it was retaining a skeleton team to keep some production going, they too were reportedly laid off just a few days later.”We’re extremely thankful to the team working on this game to make sure the season is…

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Here's when we'll get to play Anthem's upcoming open and 'VIP' demos

Electronic Arts has announced two upcoming demos for BioWare’s ambitious sci-fi shooter, Anthem.An open beta, available to all, will run on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One from 1st – 3rd February, 2019.If you’re keen to get in on the action a little earlier, though, a separate “VIP” demo will be available from 25th – 27th January, 2019, for pre-orderers, EA Access subscribers, and Origin Access subscribers. Alternatively, you can sign up for the Anthem newsletter for a chance to secure a VIP code, too. Early adopters will also get an “exclusive” VIP Demo item to “show you were one…

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Mortal Kombat X, PES 2019, Hellblade and more hit Xbox Game Pass in December

Microsoft has announced more games coming to Xbox Game Pass in December.Out now is Mortal Kombat X (a well-timed addition in the context of NetherRealm’s recent announcement of Mortal Kombat 11). On 13th December Konami’s PES 2019 hits Xbox Game Pass. And then, on 17th December, Ninja Theory’s Hellblade launches on Game Pass.Also hitting the subscription service are first-person melee combat game Shadow Warrior 2 and enchanting adventure Ori and the Blind Forest, both on 20th December. Spintires Mudrunner goes live 13th December.Read more…

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