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  • The Witcher 3 sells 6m copies in six weeks

  • BlastPhoenix 26/08/2015

    All you publishers out there take note. Not only did this single player experience sell well it sold better than most multiplayer games release this year.

    So the next time you decide to tack on multiplayer because "multiplayer games sell better" think about The Witcher 3.

    Also, take a picture out of CD Projekt's book and be honest with your consumers. It'll work out a lot better for you in the long run.
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  • All the instruments compatible with Rock Band 4

  • BlastPhoenix 24/08/2015

    Have to give props to Harmonix for making so many of the older peripherals compatible. Makes me glad I picked up the Guitar Hero World Tour drums off a friend for free (he was going to throw them away).

    While I do look forward to the game and plan on buying it when come release day I think Harmonix and Mad Catz are going to have an uphill struggle in selling it. I've worked for a store that does trade-ins and for the past two years we've had lots of people come in and try to flog their old Rock Band/ guitar hero instruments. Even when we've told them they are literally only worth pennies, they just want o get rid of them. Bearing that in mind, asking people to cough up 80 for the game and guitar (or 200 for the "band in a box" version) is going to be tough. Especially given that PS4/Xbox One games are already quite expensive.
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  • Chinese console crowdfunding project manages to rip off PS4 and Xbox One

  • BlastPhoenix 17/08/2015

    Boss Man Dan "Okay everyone now do we copy the design on the Xbox One or the PS4?"

    Employee man Han "Why not take elements of the desgin from both?"

    Boss Man Dan "BRILLIANT"
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  • Wii U lifetime sales pass 10 million, Splatoon sells 1.62m

  • BlastPhoenix 29/07/2015

    The wii u has always been a console I've kind of wanted but wasn't willing to pay the cost for one. 180 always seemed a bit steep for what it was.

    A friend offered me a new one for 130 with a game the other day. But Im wondering if it's really worth it. I don't want another case like the Wii where I play the occasional Nintendo exclusive then it sits unused for the rest of the year.
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  • Splatoon's big August update raises level cap

  • BlastPhoenix 27/07/2015

    Was thinking of buying a Wii U this week and this game might push me over the edge Reply +9
  • Video: The most Kojima moments in Metal Gear Solid 5

  • BlastPhoenix 26/07/2015

    This is actually one of the things I loved about the MGS series. Even though the plot and setting are very serious, you can still find elements of silliness in the game. I wonder if future MGS games will retain that. Reply +5
  • MGS5: Ground Zeroes Easter egg suggests Kojima predicted his fallout with Konami

  • BlastPhoenix 20/07/2015

    At the time It seemed like it was alluding to Kojima finally hanging up the reigns and voluntarily leaving the Metal gear franchise for good. The Kojima productions was a similar thing, the fox is gone as it is associated with Foxhound in the MGS series, but Kojima productions will live on and continue to do other things (probably would have been Silent Hills). But it's a bit much to say he was predicting getting his name scrubbed from MGSV and having Kojima Productions dissovled. Reply +1
  • Five Nights at Freddy's 4 arrives next month

  • BlastPhoenix 14/07/2015

    @KDR_11k That sounds like the basis for eithier a very creepy horror or a very dirty fanfic Reply 0
  • BlastPhoenix 14/07/2015

    Wait, so they're in the character's home now.

    Nope, I draw the line. I'll play Sonic instead.
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  • Konami scrubs Kojima's name from Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain cover

  • BlastPhoenix 14/07/2015

    It seems to me that Konami want to dissociate the Metal Gear Series from Kojima as much as possible so they can continue the series without him and not have it negatively affect future sales.

    That being said, striking his name and his development team from the boxart completely gives off very negative feelings regarding the situation. I feel they could have done a far better job in distancing the series from Hideo's name than making it look like they're trying to scrub it from existence.

    Of course there are two sides to every story and maybe there is a very good reason for what is happening. But it's a reason we will likely never find out. So Konami really needs to look at how it's current actions are being viewed by the public. Because right now they aren't doing themselves any favours.
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  • CoD: Black Ops 3's Juggernog Edition includes a functioning mini-fridge

  • BlastPhoenix 09/07/2015

    To be honest, I can see myself using that fridge far more than the tat they put in previous special editions. That being said, if you really wanted a mini fridge you could probably get a decent one and the game for less than the cost of this collectors edition. Reply +6
  • The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth due this month on Xbox One

  • BlastPhoenix 07/07/2015

    @saispag This game isn't based in flash like the original Reply 0
  • Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode unveiled, stars Patton Oswalt

  • BlastPhoenix 04/07/2015

    I'm actually very intrigued by all of this. I mean Borderlands, The Walking Dead, and The Wolf Amoung Us, these are all games with established worlds and characters. Because these character exsist in a living world (in their respective games) I can see it being easier to build a compelling story in that. But how do you do that with minecraft. A game where it is completely up to the the player to create the world and characters that populate it.

    That all being said I think they could pull it off. Does anyone remember the LEGO movie. Lego is nothing more than plastic bricks with characters based off major franchises. Pretty much everything is left up to the user's imagination. But a good film (in my opinion) was still made out of it, with a story and characters I care about.

    I won't get my hopes up, the last few telltale games I've seen have been good so we'll see.
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  • Fallout 4's 100 Pip-Boy Edition includes an actual Pip-Boy

  • BlastPhoenix 02/07/2015

    Wait what, why are they doubling the cost of preorders. Normally an instore deposit is 20 while online it's free. That's a pretty slimy thing to do, especially when you consider the fact that in store depsosits are non-refundable. They know it's popular, so they jack up the price so they can make more money.

    I am not impressed GAME.

    EDIT: So it seems I've been negged. Well dissagree with me all you want but I don't GAME should double the preorder price instore and add one online when people who preordered previously weren't subject to those prices. That is unfair to people who weren't quick enough to get in the first round.
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  • That Fallout 4 Xbox One plus free Fallout 3 deal needs a pre-order

  • BlastPhoenix 02/07/2015

    Or, buy a much cheaper version of Fallout 4 online and buy a second hand version of Fallout 3 on the 360 for 6 (if that). Reply +6
  • Sony: PS4 market share "frequently greater than 90 per cent in continental Europe"

  • BlastPhoenix 30/06/2015

    @leroyhall SSD as in a Solid State Drive. Not a HDD (Hard Disc Drive) which is what you've linked. Reply 0
  • BlastPhoenix 30/06/2015

    And you can grab a 2TB SSD drive for 60 these days
    Where exactly can you buy a 2TB SSD for 60. Seriously I want to buy one or maybe two.
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  • Super-sized phones won't work with Fallout 4 Pip-Boy replica

  • BlastPhoenix 29/06/2015

    Here is what I predict will happen with most people when these things come out.

    1. You'll admire the stella quality of the pipboy when you take it out of the box.
    2. You'll strap it onto your arm and use it maybe ONCE while you're playing Fallout 4
    3. Realise it's way too cumbersome to use while playing and revert to using the in game pipboy instead.
    4. The pipboy will go back on the stand and sit on your shelf as a permanent reminder of the 100 you wasted buying it.

    Joking aside, although I knew the pipboy wouldn't be anything spectacular I can't help but feel a little dissapointed by the look of it. Assuming that most folks will be having this thing on a stand to display, Bethesda could have put a little more effort into it's apperance.
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  • Battlefield Hardline: Ultimate Edition owners unable to access DLC on PS4

  • BlastPhoenix 26/06/2015

    With all these cock ups that keep seem to be happening it's a wonder people even bother with anything other than the standard edition of the game. Reply +2
  • Looks like the Uncharted movie is back in development hell

  • BlastPhoenix 26/06/2015

    With all the huge set pieces and spectacles that happen in the game I wouldn't expect an adaptation to be anything less than a mega blockbuster with a huge budget. Reply 0
  • DICE: why Star Wars Battlefront AT-ATs are on-rails

  • BlastPhoenix 25/06/2015

    Will there be a season pass for the game

    Of course there will. The season pass has become this generations tactic of getting more money out of the consumer. Spend an extra 20 on content that you barely know anything about or if you will even like it.
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  • Batman: Arkham Knight's 170 Batmobile Edition has been cancelled

  • BlastPhoenix 17/06/2015

    Had a friend who was really looking forward to this. Bet he is going to be gutted when he gets the email. That being said I'd personally rather do without than pay 170 for a poor quality product. Reply +8
  • Microsoft announces native Xbox One-360 back compatibility

  • BlastPhoenix 15/06/2015

    Damn, this might be the thing that makes me take the plunge to get an Xbox One Reply +44
  • Video: Games that do mental health right

  • BlastPhoenix 10/06/2015

    The thing about Depression Quest is that it plays a very specific case of Depression which will likely not apply to a lot of people suffering or having suffered fromt the illness. It can have some benefits though, it helped me realise I may have depression and seek help for it. Is it the best example of video games doing mental health well, probably not, but it's better than most of the ones I've seen. Reply +4
  • Hyrule Warriors headed to 3DS, first trailer leaked

  • BlastPhoenix 10/06/2015

    I'm impressed they managed to fit the entire game onto 3DS cart. The game has A LOT of content. Even for the brief time I played it I could see there was a lot to do. Good thing this video was posted as I was considering selling my 3DS. Reply 0
  • Metal Gear Solid 5-themed PS4 coming to Europe

  • BlastPhoenix 09/06/2015

    That's a really nice looking PS4. If I didn't already have the Anniversary Edition I'd happily buy it. Reply -2
  • Video: LGBTI characters in games are important

  • BlastPhoenix 29/05/2015

    @Sir_Brightington_III What I meant by "filling a quota" was I didn't want devs to add an LGBTI character and do half a job of it. By all means add more LGBTI characters but don't just add " a gay character", add a character who happens to be gay (or have completely misinterpreted your response?). Reply +4
  • BlastPhoenix 29/05/2015

    I agree that we could use more variety in characters, especially in regards to LGBTI characters. But, what I don't want to see are developers adding these characters like they are trying to fill some sort of quota. In my opinion that would be a disservice to LGBTI people in general. Reply +4
  • GTA 5 physical sales pass 5m mark in UK

  • BlastPhoenix 18/05/2015

    @Goffee Do sales monitoring firms actually have access to download sales data though?

    That being said it's no surprise the GTA V has sold so many copies. It is a great game in it's own right.
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  • Windows 10 comes with Candy Crush Saga automatically installed

  • BlastPhoenix 15/05/2015

    I'm not sure why they are playing it like it's some sort of "bonus". Candy Crush is on most devices already so having it pre-installed on Windows 10 is hardly a bonus Reply -1
  • Nintendo dates E3 Digital Event

  • BlastPhoenix 13/05/2015

    Not really a World Championship if they are only holding the competition in the US is it. Reply +4
  • Sly confirmed for star-studded Ratchet & Clank movie

  • BlastPhoenix 13/05/2015

    I still remain cautiously opitmistic about the film. Plenty of big name actors have done voice work for some terrible cgi flicks.

    Speaking of Sly, I wonder how the Sly Cooper movie has been progressing.
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  • Lego Dimensions' Portal 2 and Doctor Who expansions confirmed

  • BlastPhoenix 11/05/2015

    I bet parents are going to be dreading Christmas Reply 0
  • Oculus Rift's consumer launch design revealed

  • BlastPhoenix 06/05/2015

    That looks great, now how much is it going to cost? Reply -1
  • Silent Hills is dead, actor Norman Reedus confirms

  • BlastPhoenix 27/04/2015

    Well that is a massive disappointment. I'm not even a fan of horror games and I was really looking forward to Silent Hills, purely because of the P.T. demo.

    Given the positive response the demo got you really have to wonder why Konami have decided to pull the plug.
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  • Gears of War remaster set for Xbox One - report

  • BlastPhoenix 26/04/2015

    Wasn't this already announced along with the The special edition Gears of War Xbox One console, or am I missing something here? Reply 0
  • Look at League of Legends-maker Riot's new office

  • BlastPhoenix 21/04/2015

    Let's just hope Riot games is able to continue their success with League of Legends and other future projects for many years to come so they can sustain these types of offices.

    That being said though the offices look great and I sure as hell wouldn't mind working there myself.
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  • Postal 2 expansion Paradise Lost announced, out today

  • BlastPhoenix 17/04/2015

    *Looks at the headline*

    There's a an expansion for Portal 2 coming out awesom..

    *Looks at the headline again*

    Oh
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  • You can buy Mortal Kombat X Easy Fatalities

  • BlastPhoenix 14/04/2015

    I always thought trying to pull off the Fatality combos were a part of the fun in performing them.

    OK so they were sometimes most of the time difficult to pull off so I can understand them adding in an option to make them easier. But selling the option to do so is downright pathetic. So they want me effectively pay to access content I already own, screw that.
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  • Guitar Hero Live skips backwards compatibility as it reboots series

  • BlastPhoenix 14/04/2015

    Hmm, I like it. The new guitar and control scheme looks interesting and I like that FreeStyleGames are trying something new rather than just going with the old Guitar Hero scheme. One big concern I have now is competition between Guitar Hero Live and Rock Band 4 is now going to be very fierce as I expect the controllers won't be cross compatible.

    I like the idea of the live crowd aspect but its going to depend heavily and how it looks when I play the game. I was never bothered about Guitar Hero's customization as I was always too busy focussing on getting a good score. One thing I'm wondering about is will we see them use actual musicians in the future and have you play with them. That would be something I'd like to see.

    Can't say I'm surprised they've ditched all the old instruments. I know folks are going to be annoyed by that, but the last Guitar Hero game would have come out 5 years ago by the time this one comes out so I don't think it will be too much of a sting. Also, based on what I've seen while working at a games retailer, lots of folks have been trying to flog those old guitar hero controllers for years only to find they aren't worth anything. Heck some of the games sell for less that a quid. I think most people have just gotten rid of them by now (based on my experience).

    No importing older songs, annoying but again not surprising. Licensing for a lot of the music has probably expired since the older games were released. Also, given they have a new control scheme now, they'd have to go back and redo all the old tracks to match the new style of play. I doubt Activision are willing to do that free (not when they can sell it to you as a "greatest hits" or "GH3 DLC song pack")

    But, the bottom line is that this game is going to depend heavily on it's track list. FreeStyleGames will inevitably try to include as many of what's currently popular as they can.

    I guess we'll see when it comes out or when E3 comes around. I'm really interested in seeing how the new Rock Band will look now.
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  • Just Cause dev's TheHunter: Primal leaves Early Access, launches proper

  • BlastPhoenix 31/03/2015

    Some what off topic but serious question. Is this the first game to actually leave Early Access and launch proper? Reply -4
  • Top factor driving PS4 purchases is "better resolution" - survey

  • BlastPhoenix 26/02/2015

    Speaking as someone who has worked in the Video Game retail business, these results aren't surprising.

    A lot of the people I have sold consoles to have bought the Xbox one because they had a 360. Same case with the PS4 but to a much lower extent. With the WiiU it's definately due to the games (specifically Nintendo exclusives) and the backwards compatability with Wii games. I agree with the comment about it being better for kids as well. If you're someone who isn't willing to allow kids to play games above their age rating then there is very little to play on eithier the PS4 or the Xbox one.

    I've never heard of people buying PS4 games because of the higher resolution. Hell I think most people don't know, or care, about the resolution. But, I have seen retailers use it as a sales pitch to customers in regards to which console is better.

    The bottom line is games are what matters and I don't think ethier the PS4 or the Xbox One have a stellar list of games to play. But, it's still early days.
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  • Nintendo details its outlandish process of transferring data to the New 3DS

  • BlastPhoenix 10/02/2015

    This very long process highlights something about Nintendo.

    They are great at making games, probably one of the best in the whole industry. But do you know what they aren't so great at, everything else.

    Seriously though, what a cumbersome process. If it weren't for their games this company would have been vilified.
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  • Alien: Isolation passes 1m sales mark after three months

  • BlastPhoenix 21/01/2015

    If this game had come out instead of Aliens Colonial Marines I reckon it would have done much better in terms of sales. Everyone who bought Colonial Marines got burnt so probably didn't want to take another chance on Isolation.

    It's a damn shame too as Alien Isolation is a fantastic game and, in my opinion, is the only one that really captures the feel of the first movie.
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  • That was quick: people selling New 3DS Ambassador Edition for up to 400 on eBay

  • BlastPhoenix 06/01/2015

    Let's be honest, it may be listed for up to 400, but no way will it sell for that much.

    It feels like what you're really paying for is the privilege of having the new 3DS before anyone else (not including importers of course) with some limited edition faceplates.
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  • Surprise! New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition goes on sale

  • BlastPhoenix 06/01/2015

    Didn't get the email, not really bothered though. Would have wanted the XL version anyway and my wallet is still hurting from getting the 20th Anniversary PS4. Reply +1
  • Sony beefs up PS4 20th Anniversary Edition sales system after thousands use exploit to gain unfair advantage

  • BlastPhoenix 18/12/2014

    I foolishly thought I stood a chance with this competition. But as soon as the site froze up on Monday I knew there would be no chance in me getting one. The whole thing has been a bit of a farce. If you don't get people scalping the winning url and sending the form within seconds of it going live then odds are you won't even be able to load the site come the designated time.

    This whole convoluted system was a waste. I guarantee most fans, the folks who actually want the console and spent time studying the image, will have not got a console. Sony will likely shrug their shoulders and do bugger all about it.

    Good job Sony/GAME

    Also, they're only beefing up security now. There is only a day left and there is also already a program that will automatically send the form in the winning url the second they tweet the clue. Might as well hope someone accidentally drops an anniversary console in the street

    EDIT: So just after posting I get an email saying I was one of the 100 in yesterday's draw. Still doesn't change the fact that the whole thing has been poorly executed but I'm glad I got one at least.
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  • Finally, official Farming Simulator peripherals

  • BlastPhoenix 17/12/2014

    @patch That video never gets old Reply +3
  • Ratings board lists Limbo for Xbox One

  • BlastPhoenix 20/10/2014

    Not going to complain as it is a interessting game. But, at this point anyone who wanted to paly Limbo will have done so already on the multitude of other platforms the game is currently available on. Reply 0
  • Microsoft buys Mojang and Minecraft for $2.5bn

  • BlastPhoenix 15/09/2014

    It's interesting how this has turned out. Notch struck me as the sort of person who hated the big corporations and would never sell to one. But, based on the statement given by Mojang on their website it's understandable why he sold the company (and I'm sure the $2.5 Billion Mojang sold for helped in his decision).

    It's good to see that Microsoft will continue to support all the platforms Minecraft has launched on rather than going to exclusive route. Given the amount of money that has just been spent, I think Microsoft has the potential to make way more cash if they allow Minecraft to be on as many platforms as possible rather than just an Xbox/PC/Windows phone exclusive. That being said, there is no guarantee they won't change their mind in the future. I have no doubt there we be some sort of "exclusive" feature for Xbox or the like in future versions of Minecraft.
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