4-Play: DAY 3, SLOT 2


We're coming up to the half-way point on DAY 3. Have you picked up much so far or are you waiting for one specific game?


Bonus Offer: Scania Truck Driving Simulator at 75% off


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4-Play: DAY 3, SLOT 1


Prohibition? More like prohi... deal.. Ah hell I'm already drunk! More deals, folks!


Bonus Offer: Free Game Alert! Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project is totally free while stocks last when you purchase any of the above deals!


*Regional restrictions apply as usual, and all offers are while stocks last. I'm not actually drunk, don't worry. Concise deal communication shall continue! ALL DAY. AND ALL NIGHT!

4-Play: DAY 2, SLOT 6


IT'S SKYRIM, PEOPLE! SKYRIM!

Bonus Offer: Chaos on Deponia at 50% off


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4-Play: DAY 2, SLOT 5


Half-way through day number two! Because it's always fun to have a little rhyme, right?


Bonus Offer: The Walking Dead & 400 Days DLC Pack at 75% off


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4-Play: DAY 2, SLOT 4


If you're looking for more turn-based strategy, with an added sim tycoon element, Omerta is an excellent game, and especially one to grab at this price!


Bonus Offer: Corvo is back for a second speedrun. Get 50% off Dishonored now!


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4-Play: DAY 2, SLOT 3


In case you missed the Dishonored deal before, here's a hint: Check back in about 4 hours!


Bonus Offer: 75% off selected Digital Tribe games!


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4-Play: DAY 2, SLOT 2


New deals declassified. Full report available now, agent.


Bonus Offer: 50% off PC Download Valve games. Yep you read that right!


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4-Play: DAY 2, SLOT 1


New deals declassified. Full report available now, agent.


Bonus Offer: If you buy any of the above games, you'll also receive Cargo! The Quest for Gravity for absolutely nothing! Free game! Woo!


*Regional restrictions apply as usual, and all offers are while stocks last. Especially on Cargo!

PlayStation: 4 The Players


After months of anticipation - and two weeks of painful jealousy since the US got their hands on the PlayStation 4 - we've finally got hands on our own machine. We are officially both-feet-first into the next-generation and there's no going back now.

Having had a week to play with the Xbox One, the PS4 feels at points very similar, but also entirely different from its next-gen rival. The box is clearly much sleeker in its design, with its angled edge and relatively small frame. If you think of the Xbox One as a chunky American muscle car, the PS4 is a much more reserved, sharper Aston Martin. The matte/gloss split is really nicely done, and the glowing blue strip that runs down the centre of the console lights it up with PlayStation's familiar blue hue.

The controller glows too! And what a controller it is. DualShock has never been a great pad to use in the past, with Xbox 360's controller arguably pipping it to every post there is - although PlayStation's D-pad has always ruled. With DualShock 4, it's now a much more level playing field. The sticks, triggers and handgrips are much better designed, and that beaming strip of colour on the front sure is pretty.


We managed to get a camera with ours, too, and the voice control stuff is surprisingly great. With Microsoft touting Kinect as the game-changer for navigating your system, it's excellent to see Sony doing similar things with PlayStation Camera. There aren't as many options for voice commands right now, but it's still promising to see such features at launch.

But the main spectacle is the games. We've managed to get a couple of hours playing Killzone: Shadow Fall. While not the most progressive game in terms of design and mechanics, it's absolutely the game to get if you want to see what your PS4 is capable of doing. It looks absolutely spectacular, with amazing character models, endless vistas and some of the richest lighting we've ever seen in a game. Multiplayer looks a hoot, too, and will likely be our main point of interest after the single player.


Resogun is the latest side scroller shoot-em-up from developer Housemarque - the guys who made Super Stardust HD. It completes the PS4's must-have first party lineup at launch. As a tried and tested formula, it finds new ways to excite. It's colourful, hectic and at times incredibly challenging. Oh, and it's absolutely free to anyone with PlayStation Plus. We haven't nearly spent enough time with it to offer a final judgment on what we think, but rest assured it's definitely one of the highlights of the lineup.


And we still have more games! We've not yet played them, but Need for Speed: Rivals and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag are waiting for us to play them this weekend. We're incredibly excited for both, especially seeing as NFS is essentially Hot Pursuit 2, and there's nothing better than waltzing around as gold-plundering pirates in an next-gen open world. Of course, each console is still awaiting primary features to be activated post-launch, so it's not possible to test everything the boxes are promising to offer, but we can still get to grips with the basics.

What games are you looking forward to, and which console do you think has had the most impressive launch? Discuss below, and enjoy your weekend of gaming. We're off to lose ourselves in the now-current generation!

Joncol, Ben (radMonkey) and the Playfire Team

4-Play: DAY 1, SLOT 6

Slot 6 is up, which means Day 1 is almost down! In another 4 hours we'll officially be into Day 2.


Bonus Offer: Reus at 33% off (This is a very awesome little game. Mountain Giant, best giant)


*Regional restrictions apply as usual, and all offers are while stocks last.

4-Play: DAY 1, SLOT 5


FOUR MORE DEALS! FOUR MORE DEALS!

I'd recommend Don't Starve if you don't have it already. The guys at Klei are awesome. Of course, I totally suck at the game. One time I think I burned everything.


Bonus Offer: The Asskickers at 75% off


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4-Play: DAY 1, SLOT 4


In case you're getting sleepy, why not get augmented? You can grab the Deus Ex Pack for almost nothing! It's 80% off!!


Bonus Offer: The Dark Eye: Demonicon at 50% off


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4-Play: DAY 1, SLOT 3


Good news for those wanting an epic adventure. A Realm Reborn is available for a staggering half of the normal price! You like timers right? I'm gonna put this timer here anyway:


Bonus Offer: Citadels at 50% off


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