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  • GAME launches unattractive new 36 loyalty card scheme

  • Lankysi 19/05/2017

    @tomphillipsEG I'd have trusted Gamestation to be a place to go and try something out but the stupid Monopolies Commission allowed them to be taken over by Game, thus eliminating the final competition on the high street, genius! Reply +6
  • Lankysi 19/05/2017

    @tomphillipsEG I'd love somewhere to go and try things out and feel comfortable doing it, but Game charged for the VR unit and want to upsell everything when you're in the store. I emailed their CS about this some time ago and they explained that this is part of the "experience"!!!!

    I want to try out PS VR, I could see families wanting to try out toys-to-life, try out the latest games etc, but none of this actually happens. Game stores are used to grab the passer-by in the street and charge them full whack for a game!
    Reply +4
  • Lankysi 19/05/2017

    I always feel dirty voting for Game deals on HUKD (they do come along from time to time) but the "deal" for this card is currently at -379 degrees :lol: Reply +20
  • Lankysi 19/05/2017

    "you would need to buy 10 full price (40) games"
    :lol: 40 games, haha that did make me chuckle! Since when are Game's full price games 40? That'd be a hefty discount for them from their usual 50

    The only people that will sign up for this are the usual gullible clientele that use them anyway, the ones Game tend to prey on, the ones that don't look elsewhere for better offers. So good luck to those!
    Reply +15
  • Fan gets free trip to BlizzCon after finding long-lost StarCraft gold master

  • Lankysi 05/05/2017

    Those haters had NO interest in "releasing material to the community"! They were simply jealous that they hadn't found it and very bitter about the nice way in which the guy was treated by Blizz. Fair play to him, well played sir! Reply +2
  • A closer look at Abandon Ship

  • Lankysi 27/04/2017

    Going to go ages without a pirate game then two come along at once (release dates pending) with Sea of Thieves due this year sometime. Reply 0
  • Sources: Nintendo to launch SNES mini this year

  • Lankysi 19/04/2017

    So many great titles on the SNES, I'll definitely be making a purchase this time, if the mix is right!

    You've pretty much listed all of the ones I'd want to see anyway, along with, maybe, Axelay, Contra, F-Zero, to name but three.
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  • Mass Effect Andromeda pirates can't get updated faces

  • Lankysi 11/04/2017

    @samharper That's fair point. I'm one of the few (maybe) that don't do that though. I do only use it for demo purposes, to try the game out when there generally isn't a demo out or I've missed the beta. Take Ghost Recon Wildlands, for instance, I've not pirated that (don't even know if it's available) as I've tried the beta and didn't enjoy it. I've downloaded and tried ME, enjoyed the first mission, so I've now uninstalled it and will be making a full purchase imminently.

    I appreciate that a lot of people do download and play it as if they've bought it, I don't condone that at all, the developers and retailers are getting nothing then. However, if demos were more readily available, maybe it wouldn't happen quite as much! Maybe developers should be more creative, like we've seen in the past, introducing an un-killable boss character or, in the case of one of the Game Maker games, piracy gets introduced and there's no way round it. In ME Andromeda, you'll have to put up with the shoddy animations, good!
    Reply +1
  • Lankysi 10/04/2017

    @samharper Unfortunately that analogy doesn't really work does it! A meal arrives at your table, if it's not to your liking after a couple of mouthfuls (steak not cooked right, too cold etc) you send it back and get a replacement.

    If you're going to use an analogy like that, I guess I'm going for a taster, if I don't like it I'll not buy it, if I do like it I'll order the whole meal.

    And as for finding out how good a game is, believe me, I read a lot of reviews etc but lets face it, that's someone's opinion and is nothing like playing it yourself. Take Horizon, for instance. EG weren't too bothered about it and yet most reckon its up there as one of the games of the year so far. On the flipside, Yakuza 0 is rated as one of the best games of the year so far, I've tried it (legally, via Boomerang Rentals) and it wasn't for me, didn't like it at all! Always best to try it yourself. So has that explained the "I'll pay for it if it's good" argument enough for you?!
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  • Lankysi 10/04/2017

    @adornedatom Haha oh the old "I'll take the moral high ground" approach. I'm guessing from someone who's never downloaded a film or TV programme, never copied a game in their life, never broken the rules in order to make a gain! You and everyone else that's down-voting the posts that even remotely support pirating of any kind! It does make me laugh. Whatever helps you sleep at night.

    Sadly not all of us have the luxury of just being able to risk "some" of our money!
    Reply +1
  • Lankysi 10/04/2017


    1) I didn't see the open beta and aren't betas usually for multiplayer? So you wouldn't have tried the campaign?

    2) The 10 hours is for EA Access users isn't it? If I'm wrong on that, apologies. But if it was for EA Access users, you have to pay for that!

    3) Fair point on refunds within 24 hours, there's no excuse there, definitely. On the "buy physical then sell for minimal loss", there's the problem, the word loss! And with a game like this getting bad press, I'm not sure it's holding its value is it? Something like Horizon is still selling 2nd hand at a high price, I'm not sure ME is.

    I'll admit, I've downloaded a copy on PC, for the sole purposes stated above, try it as a demo. I do it with quite a few games, however, I soon get a feel for whether I like it or not and then either buy it properly to fully support the devs (and you only have to look at my backlog to see how often I've done that haha) or delete it as I'm clearly not enjoying it/going to play it any more.

    I enjoyed the first mission on ME Andromeda, so I'm not going to purchase it......just as soon as I've finished my current game :)
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  • Scorpio made simple: the next Xbox's tech explained

  • Lankysi 06/04/2017

    @bongofury I appreciate that but the price dropped and I wanted to play some of the exclusives, so please don't insult me! There was no set date on the Scorpio either, could have been 2017, might not have arrived until '18.

    Still doesn't mean that I like the mid-generation release of new consoles! The Pro and Scorpio are the 3rd iteration of this console generation. It's a shame that the trend is going this way now. Are we meant to leave the release console now and wait for the inevitable, more powerful version?!
    Reply -6
  • Lankysi 06/04/2017

    @NowhereMan11 I did say "the technology wasn't necessarily available or cheap enough" so yes, I understand perfectly well......but thanks for explaining! Reply -6
  • Lankysi 06/04/2017

    Scorpio sounds very impressive, I'll give it that.

    However, these mid-generation consoles really piss me off! What about those of us that have adopted the previous iteration of console already? I own a PS4, have done since release, and an Xbox One S, picked up a few months ago. So, while they're both fully supported by games, I should be buying the machines that, lets face it, the PS4 and Xbox One should have been in the first place.

    I know I'm not forced to buy the Pro or Scorpio, I get that. But if I want the best out of my games, I am expected to buy these mid-generation machines.

    For me, MS and Sony should have either made the PS4 and Xbox One this powerful in the first place or they should wait and make them next-gen. I appreciate that in the former's case, the technology wasn't necessarily available or cheap enough and in the latter they want a jump on each other, but "for the players"? More like "for the rich"!
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  • GAME profits fall after disappointing Christmas sales

  • Lankysi 30/03/2017

    @grassyknoll Of course we read the article. It's Game and EG that have made comments about the software and yet I don't see other retailers coming out saying that their profits are down. I know they're online retailers, but they sell the same software and don't have a pre-owned section, so why aren't they complaining about their profit margins?! Maybe it's to do with the business practices hmmmmm! Reply +1
  • Lankysi 29/03/2017

    @arcam Oh I'm all for high street retailers, I think it's a real shame that so few exist now. However, I feel little to no sympathy for a company that took over the only decent retailer on the high street and wiped them out, Gamestation, and then proceeded to prey on those that a) looking to pop in and buy a game b) don't look elsewhere for cheaper prices or c) don't know any better. In all cases they feel that they can charge top dollar and give the shittiest trade in values possible. Reply +20
  • Lankysi 29/03/2017

    It's Game!
    Reply +30
  • Watch Link glide over Hyrule, for 22 minutes, without touching the ground

  • Lankysi 29/03/2017

    @Matthew_Hornet You're absolutely right. EG, please cover all story/article/review titles and sub-titles in spoiler tags now and only reveal them to those that are silly enough to click on them or hover over them.

    Would that help?
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  • Blizzard says cheerio to branding

  • Lankysi 24/03/2017

    Wonders if the website reporting this will now have a rethink? Reply +1
  • How to actually enjoy Mass Effect: Andromeda

  • Lankysi 23/03/2017

    Interesting article!

    Is this what gaming has come to now, being told how to enjoy a game? When I say "told", I mean, advised of course.

    Surely the beauty of games over most other entertainment methods is that each individual finds their own way to enjoy a game? Where one gamer's preference is for sneak attacking everyone, someone else would prefer to jump into the middle all guns blazing. One will prefer crafting everything while another would prefer to buy/find items.

    I get what this article is saying, but I'd hope most people that buy the game would find their own way to enjoy it. Otherwise you might as well reinstate manuals in games and have the developers tell us exactly how to play/enjoy their title!
    Reply +9
  • Why Nintendo Switch games are ending up more expensive

  • Lankysi 13/03/2017

    All I read was, it's basically Game's fault! They charge too much for their games in-store, therefore Nintendo have to keep digital prices high.

    It's Game's fault, booooo to them!
    Reply +2
  • Ghost Recon Wildlands feels remarkably tame

  • Lankysi 06/03/2017

    Interesting! Eurogamer have been quite down on games recently compared to other gaming sites and now Ghost Recon suffers the same.

    Are other sites stupidly generous with their scores and reviewing or are EG being unreasonably harsh? Horizon, Halo Wars 2 and now GR (yes, I know it's not a review yet, but it's not looking good) have all been put down by EG but rated very highly elsewhere.

    Interesting trend!
    Reply +3
  • GAME is having trouble with launch day Nintendo Switch deliveries

  • Lankysi 03/03/2017

    Why why why do people still use Game? They've had trouble in the past with pre-orders. They're a rip off and fleece customers (I remember them trying to sell me massive bundles for PS4, plus numerous other rip-offs), they prey on those that don't know any better.

    With so many other retailers offering the Switch and given their were no bundles, I don't know why people used Game. I can only think that people traded in stuff to pay towards the console, but then potentially got ripped off there by Game's ridiculous trade in prices (unless of course you matched CEX, if you were allowed!!!!).

    I fully empathise with those that haven't received their package on launch day, I hate it when you wait ages for something and then it doesn't turn up. But using Game, that was always going to be a risk given their history!
    Reply +3
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild review

  • Lankysi 02/03/2017

    Copy on the way, can't wait

    Sounds like I'm going to have to un-learn 30 years of Zelda. No dungeons?! I can't wait for all that open world exploring and the "have you found this yet?" posts :)
    Reply +4
  • Halo Wars 2 review

  • Lankysi 22/02/2017

    Maybe there should be a "2nd opinion" section at the bottom, another person's view on the game. Sure, we can go and get that from other sites but it's clear that we all come here to read the reviews on EG as we feel a sense of trust. I think, as someone said, it feels like some EG reviews are starting to miss a point overall, "is the game fun?", "is the game worth my 40ish"?

    Be good to know some of your other reviewers' opinions on games.

    I guess I should be happy as if I go along with EG reviews recently I'll avoid picking up this and Horizon for the time being, saves me money :)
    Reply +1
  • Project Cars 2 officially breaks cover, will support 12K and VR

  • Lankysi 09/02/2017

    Any news on red shells and banana skins this time around? Reply +6
  • Can Horizon: Zero Dawn really be a AAA game without cynicism?

  • Lankysi 31/01/2017

    Tried it at EGX, albeit for only about half an hour, and it felt very much like Far Cry but with robot animals. I hope it's sufficiently different to set it apart from the other games mentioned. I know we were only given a snippet of the game to try and no missions, just free-roaming, so I'll wait to see what others think of the main story before investing I think. Reply 0
  • GAME cancels Resident Evil 7 Collector's Edition orders due to broken Baker Mansion statues

  • Lankysi 24/01/2017

    Another failure in what is now becoming a long line of Game-exclusives not being sent to customers for one reason or another. Fair enough, this time it wasn't their fault....but really, every single one of them was damaged?

    I've been totally against retailer exclusive products, the only people that lose out is the consumer either through failure to supply (as in this case) or lack of competition on price!
    Reply +5
  • Lankysi 24/01/2017

    @s3kShUn8 I've seen this once before on Game, I think it was ReCore on the Xbox One. Collector's edition had various "goodies" including a statue of the protagonist, but no game! Glorious! Reply +1
  • Come and work at Gamer Network!

  • Lankysi 18/01/2017

    Wish I lived closer to Brighton! Reply 0
  • Nintendo's precarious reveal runs risk of Switching off fans

  • Lankysi 13/01/2017

    If Nintendo wanted to blow everyone away and guarantee lots of sales they should have gone with the following at launch:

    250 price point (maybe with 1 game)
    Zelda obviously
    Mario game
    Metroid game
    F-Zero game

    All we got from that is Zelda which we knew about anyway!
    Reply +6
  • Lankysi 13/01/2017

    RIP Nintendo
    1983 - 2017
    (yes, I know Nintendo have been around a LOT longer than that but that's when the NES was released!)

    I think this might well be the final nail in the coffin for Nintendo in the home console market. They appear to have learnt nothing from the Wii U and Microsoft's botched Xbox One launch. They don't appear to have listened to their market, the gaming community. A quick search would have turned up loads of "wish lists" for Switch on numerous websites.

    Too expensive, lack of release games (Zelda aside), poor battery life and extortionate accessory prices (though that might just be Game's ridiculous pricing policy).

    I've loved Nintendo ever since I received my first NES. I've had every Nintendo console but I fear that the Wii U might be the last. I may jump on board the Switch in a year or so time, maybe!

    In the future, I think Nintendo should stick to what it's good at, producing top-quality games and release them on other consoles *shudder*, much like Sega did. Maybe go back to the handheld and concentrate on that if they want to stay with hardware.
    Reply +4
  • Nintendo Switch out 3rd March for 279.99

  • Lankysi 13/01/2017

    Have Nintendo learnt nothing from the Wii U and Microsoft's botched Xbox One launch? Just makes them sound out of touch with gamers. There was a big opportunity to release what appears to be an innovative piece of tech at a reasonable price. However it's now priced higher than the more powerful market dominators, and that's without a game! How did Nintendo think that would be successful? I think they're relying too much on their (now tarnished in recent years) reputation and name!

    Real shame but gauging early opinion, this could spell the end of Nintendo in the hardware market :( and I've been a massive fan since receiving my first NES back in the 80s
    Reply +6
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn release date brought forward a couple of days

  • Lankysi 13/12/2016

    I played this at EGX, my most anticipated title there, and came away feeling a little underwhelmed. Sure, it was a limited playing field there, but it didn't feel that different to other open world games such as Far Cry 4/Primal. Just different in so much as it has robot monsters as opposed to "normal" beasts!

    I'm hoping beyond hope that I'm wrong and there's something that makes it sufficiently different to just running around grabbing new missions.....other than some pretty graphics!
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  • Now it's backwards compatible, here are Oblivion's best moments

  • Lankysi 02/12/2016

    Ploughing through Skyrim Remastered at the moment, want FF XV, still got to play Witcher 3 (having now bought the GOTY edition!!) if I'm going to have time for Oblivion as well! :'( Reply +4
  • It didn't take long for people to use the Steam Awards to tell Valve to make Half-Life 3

  • Lankysi 26/11/2016

    @wyp100 9 years! Square root of 9? 3...coincidence?! Reply 0
  • Fallout 4 one year on

  • Lankysi 24/11/2016

    Fallout 3 and New Vegas had ultimate editions with all the DLC included. How come we haven't seen the same for Fallout 4 yet, a year after release?

    I've played 4 for a bit but other games took over. I'd like to go back to it but would rather get a complete package with all the DLC included!
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  • Genital Jousting is the new game by the Broforce dev, now on Steam Early Access

  • Lankysi 18/11/2016

    At first I was disgusted, but then slightly aroused, I'm so confused!

    Balls to it, think I'll buy it!
    Reply +5
  • GAME to open concessions in WHSmith

  • Lankysi 11/11/2016

    "easier access to top video games, accessories and merchandise for our community of gamers nationwide."

    Community of GAMERS - never has there been more proof of how out of touch Game really are!

    If he'd said "easier access to our overpriced products for our easy-to-fleece customer base" that would have been more accurate.
    Reply +3
  • FIFA 17 player takes trolling to the next level

  • Lankysi 09/11/2016

    Never would have happened if we'd voted to remain in the EU or Clinton had been elected! Reply -1
  • Dragon Quest Builders review

  • Lankysi 10/10/2016

    Minecraft never appealed to me, because of the lack of structure to it and the fact that I have little creativity to spend hours building things in it. I buy a Lego set with instructions to build what I'm meant to, not so that I can make my own creations.

    So I really enjoyed the DQB demo, made me really want to buy the game. I'm thinking that the structured approach to the story mode might actually ease me into the free mode and open a whole new avenue for me!

    However, I'm low on time (like others above me) and am torn between this and World of Final Fantasy, both look great fun but will suck the hours away. Here's looking forward to the FF review and making the decision for me!
    Reply +2
  • Watch us play (and actually, genuinely enjoy) FIFA 17's Story Mode

  • Lankysi 15/09/2016

    Played both demos now and have come to the conclusion that I loved the story mode (and generally much prefer the career mode of FIFA) but prefer the match gameplay mechanics of PES. If only I could combine the two!

    Those saying that one is streets ahead of the other, I believe, are incorrect. I've not known PES and FIFA to be this close in years! I can't decide outright which one I want to buy that's for sure!

    Great video by the way. I think "monk choice" will catch on for me :D :lol:
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  • Interplay puts all of its games up for sale

  • Lankysi 08/09/2016

    Can I request that you take this story down please? Someone at EA might spot it!!! Reply +2
  • Metroid Prime: Federation Force flops

  • Lankysi 05/09/2016

    I'm usually one of the first to say "try something new, stop churning out the same old stuff" but that's what's always worked for Nintendo. Stick to the formula that works and change/add a few mechanics.

    3DS, and Wii U for that matter, have been crying out for a traditional Metroid. Same goes for other exclusive franchises, like F-Zero.

    I hope Nintendo learn and bring these to NX, maybe even as console launch titles, it'll definitely help sell it!
    Reply +5
  • The state of video game TV

  • Lankysi 05/09/2016

    I watched Go 8-Bit over the weekend (seemed to pick it up off UK Play catch-up) and I really enjoyed it. I'm old enough (38 oh dear!) to remember Gamesmaster, Bad Influence etc.

    I found Go 8-Bit to be really entertaining. The team captains were great, the two celebs were good fun. Even if Susan Calman was rubbish, it was funny! It's good that they got a huge gaming fan to present in Dara, not just scrape the barrel for someone who has no idea.

    The only bit that got tiresome (and I can see becoming even more so) was when the stage turned, filling that gap with awkward "dancing" and robot moves. But the rest was really good and I hope it runs and runs.
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  • Watchdog investigates Future merger with Imagine

  • Lankysi 22/08/2016

    Is this the same commission that allowed Game to buy out Gamestation, thus removing all high street competition (bar CEX of course)? Reply +5
  • Warning: The Witcher 3 GOTY Edition won't let you carry over save data

  • Lankysi 16/08/2016

    If only I could do the same to my own memories of starting the game, make them incompatible, be blown away all over again the first time you stand atop a hill, see a sunset and want to take a screenshot Reply 0
  • Our No Man's Sky review will be late, and here's why

  • Lankysi 08/08/2016

    Fully expected this after reading about the patch notes and knowing how thorough you like you reviews to be and that you want to review versions as close to what we receive as consumers, so I'm fully on-board.

    However, while we appreciate your explanation, what are you doing wasting time writing a lengthy article about it? That's valuable exploration time lost! :lol: Is there not a work experience/intern who could have written this for you while you got on with playing?!
    Reply +20
  • Buzz! developer Relentless shut down

  • Lankysi 05/08/2016

    I was still holding out for a version of Buzz coming to PS4, better than any of that singing/instrument-playing nonsense! Guess this will be the end of that then :( Reply +5
  • Celebs named for Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit TV video game show

  • Lankysi 28/07/2016

    @BBIAJ Thank god I'm not the only one that thought that. Although it appears its an unpopular opinion given the negative rating on your post. Her comments on VGN were such a waste of time and so unfunny it was unbelievable! Reply +11