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  • What exactly is going on with the different versions of Fire Emblem Fates?

  • Lankysi 19/05/2016

    Someone who gets free review copies of each game recommending we spend £70+, hmmmmm, sounds like an easy sell to me! Haha Reply 0
  • Lankysi 19/05/2016

    @LordDemigod You sure it's Revelations included? The bundles I see on Game's page have the map pack + the other main game as DLC, Revelations is a separate purchase! Unless you've purchased a previous bundle that's not on there any more? Reply 0
  • When a game partners with a console you don't own, does that put you off the game?

  • Lankysi 18/05/2016

    @SeanBeansGravyBoat No, that's not what I said, try reading again!

    I said it can be crap, yes, but there are times when it's worth getting and also, the collector's editions with extra items, such as statues, are worth getting but tend to only be available with specific retailers!
    Reply +3
  • Lankysi 18/05/2016

    This doesn't bother me as much as publishers partnering with retailers. Forcing a consumer to buy from one retailer to get exclusive content in-game or special edition items is really bad. It eliminates competition by only allowing one retailer to stock particular editions of a game and what usually happens is that that retailer then charges a premium for the game. Who loses out? Us, the gamers!

    I appreciate that we don't HAVE to buy from that retailer, but then we lose the opportunity of the extra in-game content (which, to be fair, is usually crap anyway) or special items, such as statues etc.
    Reply +12
  • BAFTA's Game of the Year award goes to Fallout 4

  • Lankysi 08/04/2016

    Some worthy winners, definitely, but Fallout 4 GOTY?! Really?! And Arkham Knight getting Best British Game?! No no no no no! Reply +36
  • Nintendo's first mobile app Miitomo launches in UK on Thursday

  • Lankysi 31/03/2016

    Can't find Miitomo on the Play store. Any idea what time it will be available?

    EDIT - Never mind, found it, just incompatible with my Android devices :( even my Galaxy S6 :'( Will have to try on my iPad Mini later I guess
    Reply 0
  • Dirt Rally console review

  • Lankysi 30/03/2016

    @Kysen £39.85 appears to be about the cheapest at the moment http://www.find-game.co.uk/46123-Dirt-Rally-Legend-Edition.htm#B0194R3TYS Reply +3
  • Lankysi 30/03/2016

    @FabricatedLunatic I think you might be right now I've re-read it. Still, could have been worded better, seems I wasn't the only one to be confused. Reply +11
  • Lankysi 30/03/2016

    "Colin McRae, the rally driver who leant his name to Codemasters' first rally game, in 2007"

    Not entirely true.....I worked on Colin McRae Rally 2 and 3 before I left Codemasters in 2005!


    Anyway, really looking forward to this one, been a loooooong time since we had a truly decent rally game on console without the added "americanisms" of gymkanas etc.
    Reply +28
  • Fallout 4 Season Pass currently free on UK PlayStation Store

  • Lankysi 18/03/2016

    Nice one, grabbed, thanks :) Let's hope it works! Can't check til later! Reply 0
  • BioShock: The Collection spotted for PC, PS4 and Xbox One

  • Lankysi 17/03/2016

    Big yes vote from me as Bioshock was one of my games of last-gen (with Fable 2). Didn't really get into 2 or Infinite, so would happily welcome the chance to play again.

    Bioshock 1 has some of the best story-telling ever (IMO)

    A big yes vote for a remastered Mass Effect trilogy too, definitely. Again, only played and completed 1, need to play 2 and 3 but don't want to dig out my 360
    Reply +1
  • Eurogamer is hiring

  • Lankysi 10/03/2016

    @Darrark It's seriously tempting but I can't really up-route my family down to Brighton from the Midlands unfortunately :( Reply 0
  • Lankysi 10/03/2016

    Wish I lived nearer Brighton, these jobs sound right up my alley. I'm a Technical Author and e-Learning developer at the moment with a HUGE passion for games. Oh well. Good luck to all applicants, sounds like a couple of fantastic opportunities. Reply +2
  • The Division players are queuing to use a laptop

  • Lankysi 09/03/2016

    You can't tell me that at least one member of the team hasn't played an MMO, especially WoW, and learnt about the populated areas and how players interact in them. It's completely inexcusable.

    Thankfully this happened to me earlier today when I loaded up the game, I logged out and straight back in and I was placed in an emptier safe house where I was able to access the laptop straight away. But it definitely put me in a bad mood, so early in the game too!
    Reply +4
  • The Division microtransactions live, costume packs cost £3.99

  • Lankysi 08/03/2016

    Wow! We've come full circle back to Horse Armour it appears then. Reply +52
  • It looks like Naughty Dog used Assassin's Creed artwork for the new Uncharted 4 trailer

  • Lankysi 24/02/2016

    I'll get in first with this,

    Is that all you earn? Follow this link to find out how you can earn $1million for only 10 minutes work. I tried it, it really works http://clickbait.com

    There's always one of these posts on these threads
    Reply -14
  • PS Plus Vote to Play includes Broforce, Assault Android Cactus, Action Henk

  • Lankysi 23/02/2016

    @lucky_jim No you're not, I voted for this too and got fully into their campaign on twitter.

    I can see why they do this voting, to "let the players have their say" but you're always going to end up with two unhappy groups. In both votes now I backed a losing game and ended up disappointed with the outcome.

    We're going to complain either way, so just pick the games for us Sony and stop getting people's hopes up OR give all 3 games away instead!

    On another note, Action Henk is really good fun, especially with mates (I managed to bag a code from the developers watching their streams and backing their campaign)
    Reply +1
  • Screencheat sneaks onto consoles next month

  • Lankysi 12/02/2016

    @Mister-Wario Ah so you effectively see your opponent's screen on yours, even though they might be across the country from you? Makes sense now, the penny has dropped :) Reply 0
  • Lankysi 10/02/2016

    How does online play work when the whole point of the game is to watch the other players' screens? Reply +1
  • EGX 2016 tickets go on sale

  • Lankysi 11/02/2016

    I'd love it if all the complainers stayed away, more room for me and my mates :) We went last year and had the best time. Got there at a decent time so we were reasonably near the front of the early access. Went straight into SW BF, had a game there, then headed to JC3, no queue there. Spent a lot of the rest of the day wandering the rest of the Expo trying out other games, particularly finding gems in the Indie section. Headed back onto a couple of "biggies" towards the end.

    You have to know how to "play the game" people! We came away having played all the top games we wanted to plus a bunch of others we "discovered" from trying them out during the day. Also ended up with a bag full of freebies.

    Day was perfect. So great in fact that we're going for 2 days this year and I can't bloody wait.

    So please, do stay away, you'll make my experience even better than last year, if that's possible :)
    Reply -2
  • The Fallout fan made to destroy his records for a refund

  • Lankysi 05/02/2016

    Slow news day! Reply -37
  • Ubisoft Humble Bundle offers deep discounts on The Crew, AC: Rogue

  • Lankysi 03/02/2016

    Are they separate keys this time? Or are they bundled by tier like the Firaxis one last week? Reply 0
  • PlayStation 4 players can download The Division beta now using this one weird trick

  • Lankysi 26/01/2016

    Oh wow there's a lot of flapping in here!

    Sure, you have to hit a pre-order button but then you cancel it and you're still in the beta without committing to buying a copy of the game, therefore you're not fully pre-ordering it in the strictest sense!

    Get a grip people, the article is showing you how to get into the beta without buying the game, surely that's a good thing?!
    Reply +2
  • Star Wars open-world RPG Kickstarter bites the dust

  • Lankysi 08/01/2016

    Funniest thing I've read today. This guy is winning the Internet for me so far today! Brilliant.

    You go for your dreams pal, don't let big corporations or internet trolls get in your way! Hahaha
    Reply +24
  • GAME blames low last-gen sales for pre-Christmas slump

  • Lankysi 23/12/2015

    This made me chuckle...
    https://twitter.com/GAMEdigital/status/679647661012680705

    Check out some of the replies (including mine haha)
    Reply -1
  • Lankysi 23/12/2015

    @MattEvansC3 £50 cheaper online is another game, I know what I'd prefer, doesn't matter how old I am! Reply -2
  • Lankysi 23/12/2015

    It's not just us or Game that have put indies out of business it's the town councils too. Rent prices for decent shop locations is sky-high, parking costs in a lot of towns are ludicrous, businesses have to cover these costs and therefore bump up their prices or leave, it's a sad fact.

    I don't even see much competition from supermarkets now. Those that have seen the odd game reduced are lucky, their new releases (Fallout, Battlefront etc.) are still over £40, much like Game. In addition, their gaming sections are really small, they've lost interest.

    It frustrates the hell out of me that Game stores won't match online and, in fact, it seems to frustrate store managers too (having spoken to my local one a couple of months back).

    I emailed the CEO with a number of complaints and possible solutions. The answer I got back (from one of his lackeys) was a complete fob-off. Apparently the higher store prices are because of the "experience" you get in-store. I told him I didn't want to pay extra to be hassled with add-on sales, I'd rather cheaper prices. I also told him he needs to look at other online retailers and produce similar offers, especially on new titles on release day. I finally told him that it was ridiculous to allow people to trade games in for credit and then not be able to use that credit for pre-orders online (because they're generally £10+ cheaper than in-store)......he said they were looking into this.........whatever!

    I urge you all to send emails in the same manner, put forward your grievances (in a nice constructive way or they'll be deleted) and maybe, just maybe, if enough of us do it they might take note! Seems as good a time as any, you can quote the story released today about their share prices! Here's where I got the email address from, http://www.ceoemail.com/ and his name is Martyn Gibbs ;)
    Reply +5
  • The Last of Us, Until Dawn are BOGOF on PSN

  • Lankysi 10/12/2015

    I can't believe you've actually posted this Eurogamer and given it publicity! It's an absolutely awful offer that should be stamped out.

    £44.99 for The Order and Until Dawn? Both can be purchased brand new, physical copies (so that they can be traded later on if required) for under £20 each now!

    You should do your research before posting something like this. I really hope you haven't been given an incentive to post this on behalf of Playstation, I know you're really on top of that kind of activity and have nothing to do with it usually!
    Reply +29
  • I'm late to Mad Max, but I like the balloons

  • Lankysi 08/12/2015

    This, for me, is another really good open world game that's great to pick up, play a bit, then put down again.

    It's "borrowed" bits from other games and put them together really well.

    Like most people, I got sidetracked into other games but I am going to see if this drops in the Xmas sales and pick it up again as I enjoyed it so much and miss it since trading it.

    It's REALLY missing a stealth element though. I'd have loved to have been able to sneak into settlements and take down as many enemies as possible before unleashing hell on them all!
    Reply +2
  • Total War: Warhammer developer "disheartened" by pre-order DLC reaction

  • Lankysi 03/12/2015

    DLC is SUCH a minefield and it really has become a "dirty" word because some publishers have pushed it to its limit. I'd like to trust CA but it's so difficult to do so these days.

    I really don't think there should be mention of any DLC within the first 6 months of a title launch. DLC should extend a game's life, not extend the amount of money you can get out of gamers from day 1! By all means plan for it, just control how you tell people, especially prior to the game actually being released otherwise people are bound to to think it's been cut from the main game.

    Next you'll be telling us that the pre-order bonus will be exclusive to those pre-ordering from Game, that's usually what happens. Can only be thankful that this is a PC title and that's highly unlikely. Had it been a console title I think it'd be a very different story.
    Reply +48
  • Rainbow Six Siege review

  • Lankysi 03/12/2015

    Why didn't they go at a similar entry price-point to Payday 2 (ignoring the recent controversy) of around £25? I think you'd find a hell of a lot more people buying into it.

    I was SO looking forward to this and SW when they were announced and first shown. Now I'm left not wanting either title. Bring back single-player campaigns!
    Reply +2
  • Steam Thanksgiving sale goes big on Star Wars

  • Lankysi 26/11/2015

    @Rogueywon Good call!

    Or set up a wishlist :) then you can view the ones you want in a quick list and easily see ones that have been discounted.
    Reply +7
  • Remember Sensible Soccer? Jon Hare returns with Sociable Soccer

  • Lankysi 12/11/2015

    @eightbitboy Read the backer descriptions on the kickstarter page, it's got all the info there ;) Reply 0
  • Lankysi 12/11/2015

    @jabberwocky I completely understand what you're saying but it's being built in Unity, an up-to-date gaming engine which should counteract some complaints about graphics etc. Screenshots above make it look more modern which will help a lot.

    A football game for under £15 on consoles, that'll hit quite a lot of people.......if it's good of course ;)

    Anyway, I've backed it, here's hoping it does well :)
    Reply +2
  • Lankysi 12/11/2015

    @jabberwocky I think you'd be surprised. £12 - £15 for a digital copy of the game makes it very appealing and it's focussing on other features that will hopefully distract from the lack of licences.

    But that's how I remember the original SS, lack of licences and the comedy versions of names, would happily have them all again. Besides, hopefully they would build in the option file integration that PES has to satisfy those that want proper names, badges, kits etc.
    Reply +2
  • Lankysi 12/11/2015

    Anyone remember the other Sensible Soccer that Codemasters released earlier in the 00's?? I worked on that, it was Club Football turned 90 degrees, it was AWFUL!

    Glad Jon is taking the sensible approach and moving on, good on him, wish him every success. I'm going to look at backing this right now :)
    Reply +9
  • Alien: Isolation mod removes alien

  • Lankysi 09/11/2015

    What's next? Grand Theft Auto without the autos?? Or has this already been done too? Reply +3
  • Fallout 4 fans furious as GAME cancels Pip-Boy Edition pre-orders

  • Lankysi 06/11/2015

    @spindle9988 Don't forget the gift cards debacle too ;) Reply +2
  • Lankysi 06/11/2015

    I'm slightly disappointed that there doesn't appear to be any blame attached to Bethesda and other publishers for allowing retailer exclusivity for this kind of thing?

    Everyone was quick to jump at Activision about the nuketown add-on for BLOPS3 (I appreciate that was an advertising issue rather than a payment issue) but are Bethesda completely blameless? If they'd allowed other retailers the opportunity to stock the Pip-boy edition, would this have happened? Pre-orders would have been spread across retailers and Game probably wouldn't have had any as they'd have been £20 dearer than others I expect!
    Reply +5
  • Lankysi 06/11/2015

    Does NOT surprise me after the Mario Maker fiasco http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-09-07-game-apologises-after-234-super-mario-maker-mix-up

    And only goes to support my points made in the Nuketown exclusive DLC for Game pre-orders http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-11-05-it-turns-out-call-of-duty-black-ops-3-nuketown-map-is-a-game-exclusive. One retailer should NOT be given exclusive to DLC, it's like putting all your eggs in one basket!
    Reply +61
  • It turns out Call of Duty: Black Ops 3's Nuketown map is a GAME exclusive

  • Lankysi 05/11/2015

    @KORNdoggy I nearly 100% agree with this. I'd happily see them go out of business because of how they treat "gamers" and prey on the uninitiated, those not willing or not knowing about price-matching etc.

    However, we will literally be left with no high street gaming retailers! Only one will be CEX as far as I can see and they charge new prices for 2nd hand items! Most towns don't have an HMV now, so that just leaves the supermarkets and they're phasing games out now :(

    Monopolies Commission should NEVER have allowed Game to take over Gamestation, bunch of old, misinformed idiots allowing that to go through!
    Reply +3
  • Lankysi 05/11/2015

    @bushka You should hear Game's justification for the higher store prices!

    Apparently its because you get a service that's second-to-none from their friendly, helpful staff!

    I laughed at this and explained that my usual experience of a Game store (if I'm buying because I'm matching CEX on trade-ins!) is to walk in, pick up the product I want, proceed to the check out and then receive an absolute barrage of questions asking if I want all the add-on sales under the sun or put £5-£10 deposits on pre-orders!! Hahaha
    Reply +11
  • Lankysi 05/11/2015

    I HATE retailer exclusive content, it's SO wrong. Effectively forcing people into buying from a particular retailer if they want that particular content. Batman was another bad case for this.

    I know we have the right to choose where we buy our products but surely they should come with the same content?
    Reply +104
  • PlayStation Paris Games Week 2015 conference live report

  • Lankysi 27/10/2015

    Do we actually know what you're meant to do in NMS yet? Reply 0
  • Lankysi 27/10/2015

    Tekken 0?
    Tekken: Prologue?
    Reply 0
  • Lankysi 27/10/2015

    "6 characters to be added in the first year" - read "we're going to milk you a further 6 times after you've paid full price for an incomplete game! Reply 0
  • GAME manager accidentally orders company's entire stock of gift cards

  • Lankysi 23/10/2015

    @vert1go Like its THAT easy to ring a Game store direct!

    I know you can Google specific store numbers but, again, another ploy to get as much money out of us by using a premium rate number to ring useless CS!
    Reply +3
  • Star Wars Battlefront has a £40 Season Pass

  • Lankysi 13/10/2015

    What, no pre-order exclusive from Game this time? What's going on?

    I'm sure I'll still overhear staff telling customers they NEED the season pass as has been the case on previous games while in-store!

    Think I'll wait for the GOTY edition of this one, they'll have ironed out all the bugs by then as well hopefully.
    Reply +4
  • Blood Bowl 2 review

  • Lankysi 01/10/2015

    @stubbadub Haha I did notice that when I first read the press release (I always check the date). The same thought crossed my mind to be honest!

    Looks like I'll be holding off for a "full" edition further down the line with bug fixes and more teams in.

    Got enough to keep me going at the moment and the SW Battlefront beta is on next week, so I won't have much time for this anyway!
    Reply +1
  • Lankysi 01/10/2015

    I know press releases often big-up a game and then stuff gets removed before release, but BB2's press release back in April talked of 16 races - http://games.on.net/2015/04/blood-bowl-2-developers-announce-16-races-and-community-inspired-changes-to-ui-and-multiplayer-leagues/

    "The press release also contained the full list of 16 races that would be available upon launch, with none of the races locked to pre-orders or DLC content. “The Amazon, Chaos, Chaos Dwarves, Dark Elves, Dwarves, Elves, Goblins, Halflings, High Elves, Humans, Lizardmen, Norse, Orcs, Skaven, Undead and Wood Elves will be playable from day one,” the developers added."
    To reduce that to 8 (with choice of an extra 1 as a pre-order bonus) and make the rest DLC is pretty poor!
    Reply +11