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  • A guide to the best Black Friday gaming deals

  • BlastPhoenix 25/11/2015

    @VideoGameAddict25 Use to work at a retailer that was right next to a Brighthouse and we always use to joke about how our prices were sometimes 700 cheaper than them. Its a wonder to me why anyone bothers going there. Reply 0
  • Watch: Are we getting tired of re-releases?

  • BlastPhoenix 21/11/2015

    In general I don't mind re-releases. They give people the chance to play games they might have missed in the previous generation. This is especially true for folks that didn't have the previous version of their next gen console. If you already played the game then you have the choice of simply not buying it.

    That being said, if they are going to re-release a game then the publisher/developer are going to have to justify why I should pay a higher price for it. Games like The Last of Us or The Uncharted Collection are great because they are improved versions of the game, and in the case of the latter you are getting 3 games for the price of one. However, if they just take the game and repackage it with very little improvement then they deserve nobodies money. To call a game an HD remaster would imply significant improvements have been made to it, and I don't just mean in visuals.
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  • Watch: Fallout 4's Pip-Boy edition - what's it like?

  • BlastPhoenix 01/11/2015

    @Mucker2002 I'm more of a Watson myself Reply 0
  • BlastPhoenix 30/10/2015

    It looks exactly the way I imagined it, hence why I cancelled my order months ago. Not to fault anyone who is buying one, but I just don't think it looks all that impressive. I would have liked to see a better paint job on the think rather than the bland colour it is now. I also have a feeling that the only phones that will be able to fit in the thing are iphones or galaxy phones simply because they are the best selling. Reply 0
  • Steam Halloween Sale is a monster, has Slender for 1.50

  • BlastPhoenix 30/10/2015

    I'd love to buy more games on steam. Pity my account is locked and steam have yet to get back to me regarding the issue Reply 0
  • Watch: How many of his voices can Nolan North do in 60 seconds?

  • BlastPhoenix 15/10/2015

    I wonder if it's going to get to the point where Nolan North has done so many voices he can't remember his own one. Reply +10
  • The Witcher 3 patch 1.10 gives PS4 the boost it's been waiting for

  • BlastPhoenix 13/10/2015

    @ShankThTank Where is the price for the CPU? Reply +26
  • Guitar Hero Live developer explains its track DLC model yet again

  • BlastPhoenix 06/10/2015

    "We looked long and hard at the way it used to be in past music games - you pay a few bucks for a song to add to your library. It's a big financial commitment up front and a tough decision to make, and it has always left me feeling like I have to replay that song until I'm bored of it to get my money's worth.
    Not really, from what I remember a track use to cost around 2 which is hardly a big financial commitment. Plus I only ever bought the tracks I liked anyway so I never felt like I had to constantly replay it to get my money's worth.

    So, from the looks of things you earn in game tokens through normal play and those tokens can then be used to play DLC songs. That sounds okay on the surface, but then the big questions I have would be:

    At what rate can I earn token through normal play.
    How many tokens would it cost to play a song once.
    How many tokens does this party pass cost.

    Naturally I expect them to sell in game tokens for money once the game is out. But what I'm afraid will happen is that the in game currency is skewed in such a way that you have to play for large amounts of time to in order to afford anything (or paying for currency is the only way to get stuff in a reasonable time frame).

    They sites Spotify, Pandora and Netflix are used as examples but really they aren't the same. I can't speak for Spotify and Pandora but with Netflix you pay a monthly premium to access and watch as many movies in the catalogue as many times as you like, within that month. There is no token system where you pay to watch a single film.

    I also don't like the idea of not being able to permanently own a song I like. If we were given the option to do both (pay per play or pay to own it permanently) then I'd be more open to the idea but it doesn't look like that is happening.

    I guess we will see some come the release of the game. But unless they get the balance right I see this system being heavily criticized at launch.
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  • Metal Gear Solid 5 just got one of the craziest microtransactions yet

  • BlastPhoenix 06/10/2015

    Freaking in-game insurance

    You couldn't make that crap up. This is a whole new level of low.
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  • Watch: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is a bit of a glitchy mess

  • BlastPhoenix 30/09/2015

    Is anyone really that shocked, I'm not. The game has gotten very little fanfare and the original screenshots and what not didn't spark anyone's interest.

    I also find that the fact that the day one patch is bigger than the game itself as a perfect example of one of the many things wrong with today's gaming industry.
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  • Here's what the Angry Birds movie looks like

  • BlastPhoenix 23/09/2015

    Gotta admit I chuckled a little. I'm not expecting Pixar level of quality but looks like it could be a fun watch.II guess we'll see. Reply +2
  • An ultra hard Mario Maker level beaten - after over 11K failed attempts

  • BlastPhoenix 21/09/2015

    I'm curious to know how many attempts it took the creator to finish the stage before uploading it.

    I created a short stage that involed the player making some very well timed jumps on enemies in order to make over a pit and to the flag. I tested the level at every stage to make sure it was doable but it took me a good half hour to finish it all in one sitting so I could upload it. God knows how long the creator spent finishing this one.
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  • Need for Speed will be locked at 30fps on consoles

  • BlastPhoenix 15/09/2015

    If you can play solo then I really wonder why that persistent internet connection is really necessary. Also statements likes this are very vague:

    "as Need for Speed is committed to being a live service so we can deliver an ongoing experience that is constantly changing and evolving"

    Changing and evolving in what way. Will there be more cars, more playable areas, more missions perhaps.They haven't really been forthcoming with information regarding this game. I barely know anything about it and release day isn't that far away really.

    The 30fps is unsurprising as the last few Need for Speed games have also been 30fps. But with it being the new generation and with stuff like Project Cars and Forza 6 running at 60fps, it is disappointing to see this trailing behind at 30fps.
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  • Video: These Cuphead bosses will ruin your life

  • BlastPhoenix 12/09/2015

    I'm a big fan of the Bullet Hell type games you normally see in Japan so this looks right up my street. Loving the animation style as well. Reply 0
  • Club Nintendo signs off with Goodbye Coin

  • BlastPhoenix 02/09/2015

    @MrBeast Oh sure nobody spent 30 on a game just to get the Nintendo points. I used that example to point out that the stuff you were getting wasn't really free.

    While they did have the occasional good item, most it was just tat. Nintendo really could put a bit more effort into the club overall.
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  • BlastPhoenix 02/09/2015

    I have always thought Club Nintendo has been a bit rubbish in general. Most of the stuff on there isn't really exclusive (a ringtone...really guys) and the things worth having always cost a crazy amount of points.

    Oh but it's "free" people say. No it isn't, you can only get points by buying Nintendo games and consoles. To put things into perspective, the average Nintendo WiiU game would usually net you 250 points and say each games costs an average of 30 (assuming it's new). Lets say you wanted that coin they have just released, that's 240 you'll have to spend just to get that coin. Granted you can get points from doing survey's and such but it still adds up. Imagine how much money you will need to spend in order to get that statue of Link and Epona for 15000 points. Or maybe you can use them on Wii points, which are completely useless on the WiiU or the 3DS. There is also the survey you had to fill out every time you entered a code. So no, it was never free, they were just charging you indirectly.

    Then we come to now where, after Nintendo have stopped giving out points and told everyone to spend their points quickly before they expire, they put more stuff on there after months of nothing.

    I love Nintendo and I love the games they develop, but they make some curious decisions sometimes. Here's hoping I won't have to spend 240 to get the soundtrack of Mario Galaxy in the new system later this year.
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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 +7
  • 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 +45
  • 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