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  • The Fallout fan made to destroy his records for a refund

  • Lankysi 05/02/2016

    Slow news day! Reply -35
  • 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...

    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, 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!
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  • 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 :)
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  • 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

    And only goes to support my points made in the Nuketown exclusive DLC for Game pre-orders 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 -

    "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!
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  • Lankysi 01/10/2015

    You can pick this up for sub-£30 which makes it very very tempting, particularly in amongst all the "big" titles around at the moment.

    However, the main thing holding me back is that there are only 8 races available in the game. You had to choose between Lizardmen and Wood Elves as a pre-order bonus, so neither of them are available as I understand it at the moment. The rest of the races will be DLC for which I can't seem to obtain a release schedule or predicted pricing from anywhere on the Internet or the developers :(

    Makes me think that you'd be best waiting for a GOTY edition, or Chaos Edition as it was called in BB1
    Reply +9
  • The best of EGX 2015

  • Lankysi 28/09/2015

    I don't know which EGX people went to but seems I had an entirely different experience!

    I can only suggest getting the early entry tickets next time. Get the train to the venue too, it's much cheaper than the parking.

    I went to Earl's Court last year and we didn't play a single AAA title, queues there were absolutely ridiculous. We went for Dragon Age and were told it was a 2 hour queue.

    We got to the Ubi/Square Enix area for 11am this time and went straight in for Just Cause, having just played SW too. We also queued for SW later on the PS4 stand and really didn't wait that long.

    It's all about planning! I suggest getting the train there, use the early entry tickets, use the start of the day and end of the day to play the "big" games and use the rest of the day to sample some of the indie greatness and act like a fool at each of the main stages to try and grab some swag :)
    Reply -5
  • Horizon's look at violence in gaming was a balanced take on a stale debate

  • Lankysi 17/09/2015

    I'm looking forward to watching this (having recorded it last night) but it does still rile me, as the article states, that people are continuously blaming games for violence!

    No-one battered an eye-lid when the apparent soft-porn narrative that is 50-shades got released and people were reportedly going into B&Q (other hardware stores are available) and purchasing gaffa tape and cable ties to practice the sordid activities from the book!

    Let's get over it guys, let's move on and talk about something else!
    Reply +12
  • Armello review

  • Lankysi 04/09/2015

    This is the one that got my vote for PS+. Was gutted (but not surprised) when Grow Home won! Reply +18
  • What to expect from Super Mario Maker

  • Lankysi 02/09/2015

    @dadrester Have a look at some of the videos on Youtube to see just how unrestrictive this seems to be. Then throw in the mechanics from the 4 different era of games and you've got LOADS of scope.

    Still doesn't mean I'll be any good at creating levels. I think it was Eurogamer's video that said something along the lines of "it's easy to create complicated levels, bad levels or levels that you might think are fun, the challenge comes when trying to create a level where the user feels a sense of achievement". I'm striving for that!
    Reply +1
  • Grow Home wins PSN Instant Game Collection poll

  • Lankysi 24/08/2015

    Sucks big time! We should get the game we voted for! Armello looked far more fun than Grow Home. I know, I know, there were always gonna be unhappy people, but it still sucks! 44% of the PSN population clearly didn't have a clue what they were doing hahahaha.

    Good news about Super Time Force Ultra though :)
    Reply -4
  • One and three month PlayStation Plus subscriptions set for price hike

  • Lankysi 11/08/2015

    @ozthegweat You have a point there! Ooops :)

    Maybe I should have said "add AAA titles"
    Reply +1
  • Lankysi 11/08/2015

    "We will continue to invest in PS Plus to ensure an unparalleled experience, featuring the best quality games and features."

    Does that mean we'll see more AAA titles on the Instant Game Collection?

    Oh come on, someone had to bring it up!
    Reply +4
  • Bethesda literally cannot produce any more Pip-Boys

  • Lankysi 28/07/2015

    Hahaha just seen this on Twitter Reply +33
  • Guild of Dungeoneering: an RPG where you play as the difficulty curve

  • Lankysi 22/07/2015

    What "rough-and-ready RPGs" did you play in your maths book? Never seen these, they'd have made maths VASTLY more interesting and digestible!! Reply +3
  • Nintendo Direct E3 2015 live report

  • Lankysi 16/06/2015

    I need Metroid, StarFox and F-Zero pleeeease Ninty, make it happen! Reply 0
  • The first Video Game Hall of Fame selects its inaugural class

  • Lankysi 05/06/2015

    If you're talking missing strategy games, what about C&C? Massively defining series in the RTS genre.

    Fantastic selection of games as an initial list of inductees, couldn't agree more with it.

    I'm genuinely surprised that GTA isn't on the list or been mentioned in this thread. I don't necessarily feel it should be on the list yet, I'm just surprised it isn't, maybe next year?
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  • Actually, Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, I think you'll find…

  • Lankysi 15/05/2015

    Just when you thought "nerds" couldn't outdo themselves! Reply +13
  • Sony's knuckles rapped over PS4 20th Anniversary Edition competition

  • Lankysi 13/05/2015

    Game cause "unnecessary disappointment" every day with their pricing and trade-in values, nothing new here.

    So Game and Sony get a bit of a slap on the wrists and told don't do it again. Bet that really hurts them, bet they won't sleep at night now knowing they've upset a few gamers!!
    Reply +7
  • Video: What happens if you delete P.T. from your PS4?

  • Lankysi 30/04/2015

    Never got around to getting my phone on Ebay with Flappy Bird installed. Maybe I will with my PS4 :) Reply 0
  • World of Warcraft patch 6.1 brings colourblind support

  • Lankysi 18/02/2015

    I'm really glad that more and more games are adding these options now. There was a video from a developer that demonstrates the difficulty us colourblind gamers have and how easy it is to add filters.

    There have been so many games in the past that I've had to push aside as I can't play them but so many now with these features that I can fully enjoy them. Well done Blizzard, about time!
    Reply +2
  • Wii U GameCube controller adapter compatible with more than just Smash Bros.

  • Lankysi 08/10/2014

    The touch pad controller is absolute genius, it's just a lot of developers choose not to use it for one reason or another.

    Try games that actually make FULL use of it (and I don't mean just to display a map) such as Nintendo Land, Rayman Legends etc. Fantastic use of the controller, particularly for multiplayer!

    That's great news that this adapter will be compatible with other games, make Mario Kart far more comfortable!
    Reply +25
  • Destiny beta release dates, expansions announced

  • Lankysi 08/07/2014

    Should special editions and extra content be allowed to be retailer exclusive? After all, you're removing competition and therefore leaving retailers to price items how they see fit, thereby leaving the consumer to lose once again!

    Surely special editions and extra content should be available across numerous retailers, especially extra content as in some cases I'd have to buy several copies of the same game just to make sure I had all of the content!
    Reply +1
  • Video: Mario Kart 8's controversial Fire Hopping technique

  • Lankysi 05/06/2014

    What's the difference between this and hopping off the end of a jump to gain a slight boost?

    I say fair play. As someone said above, it's not a game breaker! Everyone can do it. OMG that you should have to practice to get better at something!!!!
    Reply +2
  • Star Wars Battlefront 2 multiplayer falls foul of GameSpy server shutdown

  • Lankysi 06/05/2014

    !£$%&!$£% I just bought this over the weekend as it dropped in price on Steam, didn't realise I'd be losing online functionality :'( Reply +23