Jelly Deals roundup: Bloodborne GOTY, Madden 17, Rocket League and more

A note from the editor: Jelly Deals is a deals site launched by our parent company, Gamer Network, with a mission to find the best bargains out there. Look out for the Jelly Deals roundup of reduced-price games and kit every Saturday on Eurogamer.

So that was January. I spent its last weeks playing an absolute ton of Resident Evil 7 which, at times, honestly felt like the Evil Dead game we all deserve. Regardless, it’s February now and we’re here for another batch of gaming deals, the best of the past seven or so days. Let’s get to it.

As is the norm, we’ve got deals that’ll work in the UK, deals that’ll work in the US and some deals that will work in both the UK and US, as well as presumably many other places.

Mario Sports Superstars is coming to the 3DS in March

Nintendo’s staying true to its word to support the 3DS after the Switch is released, with Mario Sports Superstars coming out on March 10th in Europe (a short while ahead of its release in US and Japan).

It’s looking pretty wonderful, too, with Camelot – the team behind the brilliant Mario Golf: World Tour (and the slightly less brilliant Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash) – on development duties. As the name suggests, Mario Sports Superstars is a compendium of different disciplines, with baseball, horse racing and football joining Camelot’s staples of tennis and golf.

The release will be accompanied by 90 new Amiibo cards, and Mario Sports Superstars will support local multiplayer as well as online. There are 18 characters, 16 of which are available from the off with two being unlockable bonuses. Most importantly, though, Birdo is right there from the start, because Camelot know where it’s at.

This iPhone and iPad controller looks a lot like a Switch

Peripheral company is launching a line of controllers for mobile devices that look a lot like the Nintendo Switch’s Joycons.

The iPad Air and iPad Pro versions are launching today, while the variants for iPad Mini and iPhone (7, 7+, 6, and 6+) are due on 31st January. All retail for $99.95 in the US with UK pricing to be determined.

According to the older versions of these go for £78.99 on iPhone and £73.70 for iPad Mini.

10-hour trial of Mass Effect: Andromeda out five days before launch

EA plans to release a 10-hour trial of Mass Effect: Andromeda for Access subscribers.

The hefty trial of BioWare’s sci-fi action RPG comes out on 16th March – five days before the full game comes out on 21st March in the US (it’s 23rd in the UK). It’ll surely let you make a decent dent in the game before it launches proper.

Access is EA’s subscription. You get early access trials such as this one as well as a number of games to download from the Vault (). Origin Access is available on PC via Origin, and EA Access is available on Xbox One only.

Let’s compare and contrast the US and European Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild box art

It turns out Europe’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild box art is a little different than North America’s.

Let’s start with the box art for the North American version.

We see series star Link standing on a rock and staring at the horizon. There are mountains in the distance, a shining light from what looks like a castle. Note he is facing away from us. We see his back.

Sega’s new Valkyria game is coming to the west next spring

Deep Silver has announced that it’s bringing Sega’s latest Valkyria game to the west, with Valkyria Revolution coming out on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Xbox One next spring.

The game – known as Valkyria: Azure Revolution in Japan, where it’s being released next January – will be the series’ first appearance in the west since Valkyria Chronicles 2, with the US and Europe having missed out on Valkyria Chronicles 3. That game was developed by Media.Vision, the same studio that’s working on Valkyria Revolution and that was previously best known for the Wild Arms series.

The original Valkyria Chronicles, it’s worth remembering, . Here’s hoping Valkyria Revolution keeps the flag flying.

Nintendo Switch reveal presentation set for 13th January, 4am UK time

Nintendo has set a date and time for its big reveal presentation – 13th January 2017, at 4am UK time.

That’s 5am if you’re in mainland Western Europe, 11pm the previous evening Eastern US time or 8pm Pacific.

Why the early start? It’s likely so that the Japan-held event can get underway as soon as possible before European and US events held the same day can squeeze in as many people going hands-on with Switch as possible.

Jelly Deals roundup: Attack on Titan, Mass Effect Trilogy, Sennheiser gaming headset, and more

A note from the editor: Jelly Deals is a new deals site launched by our parent company, Gamer Network, with a mission to find the best bargains out there. (It also has the best name.) We’ve invited the Jelly Deals team to share a weekly roundup of (mostly) gaming-related bargains with us, so we can pass their tips on to you. Full disclosure: if you make a purchase from one of these links, we will receive a small commission from the retailer. Hopefully you’ll find it useful!

Okay, we’re approaching the midpoint of December and the fact you haven’t done your Christmas shopping yet is a little more worrying with each day. Not that I’m speaking from personal experience or anything, no sir, not me. Whatever your current standing on seasonal gift-giving escapades, there’s always time to get yourself a treat along the way. With that in mind, we have a new batch of deals to check out this week. Join us as we take a distinctly wintery look at what’s on offer this week.

As usual, we’ve got deals that’ll work in the UK, deals that’ll work in the US and some deals that will work in both the UK and US, as well as presumably many other places.

Jelly Deals roundup: Win a free copy of Watch Dogs 2, Skyrim: Special Edition, Doom, and more

A note from the editor: Jelly Deals is a new deals site launched by our parent company, Gamer Network, with a mission to find the best bargains out there. (It also has the best name.) We’ve invited the Jelly Deals team to share a weekly roundup of (mostly) gaming-related bargains with us, so we can pass their tips on to you. Full disclosure: if you make a purchase from one of these links, we will receive a small commission from the retailer. Hopefully you’ll find it useful!

We’re a matter of days removed from the mass discount bonanza that was Black Friday by now and you may or may not have already drained your bank account buying a veritable buffet of entertainment products. Whether that’s the case or not, the deals have not stopped coming and they probably won’t all the way to Christmas. Sure, a lot of retailers will be in a discount refractory period at the moment but there’s still plenty of things to shine a light on out there on the world wide web. That’s why we’re here, once more, to take a look at some of those things.

So once again, we’ve got deals that’ll work in the UK, deals that’ll work in the US and some deals that will work in both the UK and US, as well as presumably many other places. But first, we need to talk about free stuff.

Samsung KS7000 4K TV review

When we first tested Samsung’s KS7000, the all-important game mode wasn’t available when viewing HDR material, instead limiting the display to movie mode and a mammoth 117ms of input latency – and that was a massive shame. Samsung’s display technology is excellent, its HDR implementation has much to commend it, and in many other respects, both the KS7000 and its nearest US equivalent, the KS8000, are best in class in the mid-range market sector. Well, the good news is that game mode is now available with HDR via a recent firmware update, which means that you get all the benefits of Samsung’s technology with a class-leading 23ms of lag, regardless of whether you’re in HDR mode or viewing standard material.

Our experience suggests that there are still a few random firmware bugs that addressing – such as HDR sometimes being displayed as SDR. And there’s also the matter of the user having to manually adjust various settings when using game mode in combination with HDR to display this format correctly, making set-up more difficult than it need be (something we’ve addressed in a video further down this page). But in terms of price vs performance, the KS7000 now moves ahead of our previous mid-range pick – the .

Beyond these teething problems the KS7000 is a superb 4K display that offers up an enticing entry point into getting a quality HDR experience. In fact, for the money you are getting superb all round performance with low input lag no other manufacturer can match with their 2016 ranges when displaying HDR. As expected there are some caveats at the sub-£1000 price point, but these are things that apply to most TVs in the mid-range bracket, and can only be avoided by spending considerably more money on a flagship high-end display.