DriveClub Stories December 11, 2014

Early adopters get bragging points for being first to own new game consoles, but they’re only a small fraction of the consoles’ eventual user bases. That’s why game developers save their biggest titles until consoles’ second or third years – there are a lot more potential customers to buy their games. But there are always a few “killer” or “almost killer” games that show up just a little too early, only to get forgotten when the consoles hit their stride. There are also great games that get released with major, show-stopping bugs, then fixed and discounted heavily to bring gamers back. Since the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U consoles all had pretty incredible uptake due to Black Friday sales, we’re looking at some of their best forgotten or fixed games today. And they’re all being discounted, some enough to be impulse purchases.

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DriveClub Stories December 9, 2014

There have been a lot of PlayStation 4 console deals over the past two weeks, including some insane Black Friday specials. Amazon’s latest bundles are some of the best we’ve seen since then. An awesome new deal lets you pick a free AAA-caliber game (Far Cry 4, Little Big Planet 3, Destiny, or NBA 2K15) with your choice of three PlayStation 4 consoles or bundles Amazon sells. That means the $399.99 base model, $419.99 GTAV + Last of Us Remastered bundle, and $439.99 white PS4 with Destiny all include a bonus title. We’d go with the first-person shooter Far Cry 4, but pick whichever suits your tastes.

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While you’re there, it’s time to pull the trigger and grab Sony’s beautiful new racing game DriveClub at an amazingly low price of $34.99 – a savings of $25 over the normal $59.99. Don’t think twice about the middling ratings, which were the result of a glitchy initial launch. Sony fixed its online servers and massively patched the game yesterday, adding hyper-realistic rain, snow, and hydroplaning effects. It’s also giving away downloadable bonus cars and extra content to apologize for the launch. The shots above show how DriveClub actually looks during gameplay: photorealistic. Trust us, you’ll be blown away.

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