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  • Activision notes industry-wide downturn in pre-orders

  • RichyRichh77 06/08/2014

    @scawp I had a similar experience with Borderlands 2. After pre-ordering I held off getting the season pass even though my friends grabbed it, sure enough just after the first DLC dropped they ran an XBox360 promotion where I got the season pass for 50% off - great for me, but what a way to screw over the people fronting up the money at release to support the publisher.

    As so many others have mentioned, for me it boils down to:
    * - Pre-order bonuses and mountains of DLC, wait for the GoTY edition or if your Borderlands 2 that doesn't even include all the DLC as they released a 2nd season pass!
    * - Price drops so soon after release.
    * - Bugs! AGAIN Borderlands 2, lost 2 characters during the initial launch week, didn't touch it again until I'd scoured the Gearbox forums months later to have users confirm it was fixed.
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  • Battlefield 4: Dragon's Teeth review

  • RichyRichh77 18/07/2014

    @UKPlay Amen to that! :) One of those game moments that has stuck with me is when that mapped loaded up for the first time. Having not played BF on PC and being into CoD: MW on the 360, jumping in a tank and rolling out towards the distant markers was incredible. Another defining moment was always flushing out pesky snipers, who'd be camping the high ridges, with the choppers. :D Reply +5
  • Mario Kart 8 off to a great start

  • RichyRichh77 03/06/2014

    @Sodding_Gamer The other thing that's nice is that, although it doesn't have a Twitch TV app, if you browse to the Twitch TV web site you can launch a stream, push it to the TV and continue to browse other sites on the GamePad. :) Reply 0
  • You can now buy Battlefield 4 Battlepacks

  • RichyRichh77 28/05/2014

    @adofessex That's a very good point actually, at least with the previous packs it was a specified set of weapons, camos, vehicle accessories etc. so you knew exactly what you were getting. Reply 0
  • RichyRichh77 28/05/2014

    Not that I'm condoning this at all as I too despise the infiltration of in-game micro-transactions, but EA & DICE have been doing this since Bad Company 2 where you could buy the SPECACT kits and they did the same again in BF3 with all the weapon/vehicle shortcuts, so it's not really anything to be surprised about. :confused: Reply +1
  • Evolve's multiplayer hunting entertains, if you play properly

  • RichyRichh77 22/05/2014

    I have to agree with the sentiment of others, that 'playing it properly' will potentially go straight down the pan when left to the 'randoms on the internet' factor.

    In a way I have to include myself in this category, as I adopt purely friends list comms when playing online because of a few too many hours playing CoD: MW and MW2 in the past and listening to the utter dirge, filth, homophobic bile etc. etc. that comes with being online a lot of the time.

    Don't get me wrong, having moved to Battlefield with BF: BC2 and BF3 I always attempt to PTFO, stick with my random squad mates and heal, resupply as best I can, but I cannot face opening up comms to complete strangers considering the cr*p that most of them spew. :(

    With a group of friends I'm sure this game could be an absolute blast if the balancing and game mechanics pan out right.
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  • Mario Kart 8 review

  • RichyRichh77 15/05/2014

    Grabbed this for 37 from GameCollections and will pick up The Wonderful 101 as part of the free game deal, as I already have most of the other games in offer. :-)

    I was considering a change from 360 to PS4, but until some additional system updates and exclusives come through, I'll stick with 'free games' (got gold subs cheap) on the 360 and great new games on the Wii U.
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  • Battlefield 4 gets long-awaited Squad Join feature on console

  • RichyRichh77 06/05/2014

    @shinesevens From what I can remember from BF3, pre-made squads could be set to public/private. I believe the person who initiated the squad could go into the in-game menu and toggle the setting.

    Of course for BF4 they could have forgotten to add that feature, it wouldn't really surprise me. ;-)
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  • RichyRichh77 06/05/2014

    Seriously, they're just releasing pre-made Squads!?! :confused:

    Does the Squad system work the same as BF3, where you all launch into the same map, but then have to check the player list to see if you're actually on the same side? Because that wasn't annoying at all... oh wait... :rolleyes:
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  • Battlefield 4 console rent-a-server costs revealed

  • RichyRichh77 30/04/2014

    @Bludsh0t Yep, as yourself and others have stated, the implementation of rent-a-server in BF3 was all shades of wrong.

    The worst thing about it was adding the player servers to the standard Quick Match rotation. I remember jumping into a game without realising it was a player server only to get kicked after 10mins for f**ks knows what reason!

    They 'eventually' eased the situation by adding back in a load of the official EA/DICE servers, but that still meant having to use the server browser to ensure you didn't get a 500% Metro server with no C4/shotguns etc. etc. I will always remember the server that stated as it's rule set: No killing!?! WTF...

    As others have mentioned, I particularly liked getting kicked after killing the admin a couple of times. Oh the fun I had getting into a game, PTFO, getting some well earned kills then getting insta-banned. Happy memories... not! :(
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  • The Elder Scrolls Online review

  • RichyRichh77 25/04/2014

    @OtisBDriftwood Yep, the AngryJoe review does a very good job of showing up some of the glaring issues with this game (as well as giving credit where it's due), particularly things like the party system where having a member of your group complete even a part of quest line locks them out from helping other group members if they haven't started it at the same time. I couldn't believe the section where he completes a quest, but it glitches for his partner. They rerun the quest still in the same party, but he can't even see her and the NPC boss just appears as a marker arrow! Baffling... Reply +2
  • The Last of Us' final DLC, the Grounded Bundle, detailed

  • RichyRichh77 25/04/2014

    For anyone interested, Zavvi have the PS4 remastered edition for 38 as they are currently running 10% off a number of pre-order titles:

    Zavvi Pre-order offers

    I don't even own a PS4 (my XBox360 is hanging in there for a little while longer) and have bought a copy! :)
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  • Last night I trumped Trump at Hearthstone

  • RichyRichh77 25/04/2014

    @Monkey_Puncher Yep, the Brewmasters are great for re-triggering minions effects, I've had Rogues combo'ing Defias Ringleader, Brewmastering him back into his hand to then playing him again for even more board control! :S It also works wonders for minions with silence or even charge as you get 2 hits from their battlecry. Reply +1
  • RichyRichh77 25/04/2014

    @wyp100 Excellent article Wes and gratz on beating Trump! :)

    I started watching the TotalBiscuit Lord of the Arena vids way before I managed to get into the closed beta, which gave me a good insight into the game (he explains why he chooses each card and their perceived benefits). During one of his arena runs he made his picks using Trumps neutral card list and since then I've watched Trumps channel on a fairly regular basis, including whilst playing Hearthstone myself... addicted much! :)

    I really enjoy his feed, he comes across as a really pleasant guy, has some great reactions to his/opponents plays and also gives insight into why he picks/plays certain cards.

    When I found that he plays a number of his games on EU servers, I've always hoped to get a game against him, even though I think I'd get slaughtered! :P
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  • The Last of Us headed to PS4 this summer, Sony employee says

  • RichyRichh77 27/03/2014

    As a current Xbox360 owner waiting to jump ship to the PS4 this would definitely seal it for me. I almost bought a 2nd hand PS3 just to try this out, so 'new' on the PS4 with the DLC would be an must have for me. Reply +10
  • Blockbuster back from the dead

  • RichyRichh77 28/02/2014

    @whatfruit This! I use Lovefilms DVD/Blu-ray rental for the latest film releases. Netflix, Lovefilm instant & other streaming services are fine if you're after TV series, but if you want recent movie releases without torrenting then physical media is the only avenue.

    I tried the free trial of Now TV & although that has a vastly superior movie selection than Netflix & Lovefilm Instant, I'd already seen the films I'd be interested in via DVD/Blu-ray rental.
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  • How World of Warcraft plans to welcome you back

  • RichyRichh77 26/02/2014

    @Sharzam This is it for me. I recently got 10days free as part of the Hearthstone beta. It was incredible to log in and find my hunter sat in the same inn I'd left him in since 2009!

    But, after only a couple of days I uninstalled it again, the woeful talent trees, not needing to craft ammo, pet battles FFS etc. just left me cold. I'd also somehow forgotten that every single quest is a go here collect or kill x of that or y of the other. :)
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  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft beta review

  • RichyRichh77 23/01/2014

    @Machiavellian You can't trade cards at all. I can't find the article or FAQ, but there was a Blizzard post that basically explained that instead of users having lots of common cards that nobody wants and every one clammering specific rare cards, they have the crafting system. Essentially so long as you have enough dust (from Arena rewards and disenchanting duplicate cards) you can create any card in the game.

    Edit: It was a news post: Hearthstone Crafting: In Dust We Trust
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  • RichyRichh77 23/01/2014

    @speed182 This is bought up in a recent TotalBiscuit vid that even mentions Eurogamer for using this tactic, as the word 'review' carries more weight on internet searches.

    A discussion on Early Access

    I found the vid quite interesting and picked up on a number of concerns I'd had myself.

    Back on topic. I've had beta access for a number of weeks now and am more than happy sinking time into Hearthstone on and off. However, other than the 1.50 I spent to get the close beta rare card (that I never use!), I won't ever be spending another penny on it. Picking up enough gold from the daily quests and match wins to get into the Arena isn't too time consuming and if you get a good Arena run you tend to get gold back anyway.
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  • Hearthstone open beta delayed

  • RichyRichh77 20/12/2013

    Got my key yesterday and after watching WAY too many hours of the TotalBiscuit Lord of the Arena/Legendaries series I through myself in... until 4am this morning!

    I went with the basic Mage deck and had a lot of success initially with a taunt heavy deck, but got my ass handed to me by Shaman, Paladins and particularly Priests... guess I didn't bring enough removal and crowd control to the party! :)

    And that's the beauty of it, I now need to refine that deck whilst trying out the others. Think I'll try a hunter deck next to match my old pre-2009 WoW class. Oh the sweet tears of nostalgia.
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  • Refunds available for Xbox One Battlefield 4 Premium customers

  • RichyRichh77 11/12/2013

    @Haydar Amen to that, BF: BC2 was incredible! The destruction levels in BF3 were so disappointing compared to the utter devastation inflicted on maps such as Cold War. 9 times out of 10 the end game fly over of the map would have almost no buildings left standing! :) Reply +4
  • RichyRichh77 11/12/2013

    @bratmandu I did exactly that, picked up a Wii U with Zombi-U and Rayman Legends as part of the Amazon Black Friday deals. I'll admit the Wii U has a number of idiosyncrasies (manually inputting all wifi info to be able to connect to my router, the pro controller can't be used for main characters in many games, not being able to turn off the GamePad when watching Lovefilm etc. etc.), but the exclusive games are great! Also if you have a Wii already then the accessories and games all work with it.

    OT: I haven't played BF4, but with 600+ hrs on BF3 (XBox360) it really does surprise me that so many of the bugs that were in that are still present here and sooooo many more. As others have stated it was the one game that could have drawn me into the next-gen consoles, but my decision to wait until the next raft of games in spring seems well founded.
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  • Sony confirms PS4 and Vita bundles for under 500

  • RichyRichh77 28/11/2013

    Or you could go completely bat sh*t crazy and drop 849.99 at Zavvi and allegedly save yourself 50:

    PS4 Bundle

    PS4 Killzone edition, Vita, 25 PSN card, extra controller plus 5 games. :)
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  • DICE struggles against DDOS attacks and severe crashes in Battlefield 4

  • RichyRichh77 26/11/2013

    @White_Westie Amen to that! It's one of the reasons I'm glad I held off getting a new console at launch. Allow all the release games and the consoles themselves to be patched into some kind of working order, before I make my purchase. I'm hoping that decently priced PS4/Vita bundle turns up Spring next year, in time for my birthday. :) Reply +1
  • Amazon Black Friday deals week continues for UK shoppers

  • RichyRichh77 26/11/2013

    God of War Ascension (PS3) has just been added for tomorrow at 14:15hrs. Reply +1
  • RichyRichh77 26/11/2013

    @Vasenor Sorry, I can't remember the discounted price I'm afraid, although as posters on the Amazon forums suggested the prices might plummet anyway after the PS4 release on Friday. :) Reply +1
  • RichyRichh77 26/11/2013

    @kordan11 Unfortunately the 'Missed Deals' section only seems to show items that have been missed that day rather than an entire back catalogue. Reply +2
  • RichyRichh77 26/11/2013

    @Vasenor Like the 3DS there was a God of War edition that went yesterday I'm afraid. :( The only other thing listed, which I believe has 2 days left to run, is an 'Editors Pick' for a PS3 500GB with a free game either AC4, The Last of Us or Beyond 2 Souls for 196. Reply 0
  • RichyRichh77 26/11/2013

    @gabrielbell Unfortunately as others have mentioned the 3DS XL Mario bundle went yesterday for 130. I grabbed one straight away! Worth bearing in mind that Ninty are giving Super Mario 3D Land away for free, if you register a 3DS and one of 15 games (Games list) from 27th Nov. till 14th Jan. Reply 0
  • Sony congratulates Microsoft on Xbox One launch

  • RichyRichh77 22/11/2013

    @The_shlaaaag_returns I've no idea why you've been negged so much, that comment has single handedly made my day. :) Reply 0
  • Godus 1.3.1 alpha review

  • RichyRichh77 16/10/2013

    @dogmanstaruk +1 and then some! I do enjoy EG for some entertaining and insightful articles, but I do find some of their reviews more akin to a students English/psychology essay or more recently why all games seem to be full of sexist filth. :S

    I'm exaggerating a touch, but I wouldn't be surprised if the next Mario review has some comments about the exploitation of Princess Peach. ;)

    I wonder if the lack of actual information regarding gameplay mechanics, audio etc. is down to a lot of games getting betas/demos and the huge about of 'Lets Play' vids that seem all the rage nowadays. The assumption then being that everybody has played or at least seen it running so this info isn't required.
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  • Battlefield 4 open beta release date announced

  • RichyRichh77 16/09/2013

    @Boycie86 Check out my first post with the link to the BF4 FAQ, which states access is granted by being a registered owner of Medal of Honor Warfighter Limited Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition. Reply 0
  • RichyRichh77 16/09/2013

    @arcam That is one of the reasons I cannot bring myself to buy the current-gen version. Playing Armoured Kill conquest on the 360 was utterly soul less as there weren't even enough vehicles for all players and as others have stated you could spend too much time sat on your own looking for something to kill. :( Having seen the same maps running on PC with 64 players, it looks like a completely different game.

    Don't get me wrong I've enjoyed the 500+ hours I've put into BF3, but with the player limitation and the lower graphical quality, I just could not buy the 360 version of BF4 knowing the next-gen version is just around the corner.
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  • RichyRichh77 16/09/2013

    @TheDarkKnight Yes we do. :)

    http://www.battlefield.com/battlefield-4/faq/beta

    Q: Who can access the exclusive Battlefield 4 Beta?

    A: There are several ways to get into the exclusive Battlefield 4 Beta: By pre-ordering the Battlefield 4 Digital Deluxe Edition on Origin.com, by being a Battlefield 3: Premium member, and by being a registered owner of Medal of Honor Warfighter Limited Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition.
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  • Sony announces PlayStation Vita TV device

  • RichyRichh77 12/09/2013

    @Snake_2011 As I've just posted in another thread, its not looking likely at the moment...

    [Interview] SCE President Speaks of PS Vita TV

    http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20130912/302940/?P=2

    The company is planning to sell the PS Vita TV in China, South Korea, etc, but not in the US and European market at this point.

    :(
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  • 80 Ouya rival GameStick out globally 29th October

  • RichyRichh77 12/09/2013

    @onyxbox Unfortunately it looks like Vita TV will definitely be later for the US and UK according to this interview:

    [Interview] SCE President Speaks of PS Vita TV

    http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20130912/302940/?P=2

    The company is planning to sell the PS Vita TV in China, South Korea, etc, but not in the US and European market at this point.

    :(
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  • Superfrog HD review

  • RichyRichh77 01/08/2013

    I'd love to see a HD version of Blood Money (DMA/Psygnosis). My friends and I spent soooo much time playing this on co-op. :) Happy days. Reply +2
  • BioShock Infinite, Tomb Raider, Hitman discounted in Xbox Marketplace sale

  • RichyRichh77 05/07/2013

    @BigDannyH The problem is Amazon currently have Tomb Raider @ 15 (thank you www.find-game.co.uk), so you can get the physical copy and... wait for it... lend it to your friends or even... sell it later on! ;)

    @Rev0Knuckle Totally agree, I've grabbed a number of games over the last few days and was genuinely looking for the next raft of bargins. But alas there are none other than XCOM being 5 less than ShopTo (free on PS+ you lucky PS3 owners!), but I've maxed it already.
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  • Live: Nintendo Direct E3 Conference

  • RichyRichh77 11/06/2013

    @karlo87 Try one of the Twitch TV ones, they were the most reliable I had all through yesterdays conferences.

    http://www.twitch.tv/directory/game/E3%202013/live
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  • PlayStation 4 will cost $399/€399/349

  • RichyRichh77 11/06/2013

    @Azhrarn I fear you may be right, the average spod on the street won't be taking in any of the anti-consumer stance set by MS.

    What with the XBox One reveal finishing with CoD, Little Johnny (circa 12yrs old of course) will demand his next CoD box is an XBone.

    And then there's the blinkered fanboys. I've just burnt a hole in my brain reading some of the comments on Major Nelsons blog regarding the MS DRM stance (8200+ comments): Major Nelson Comments

    Oh my God the fanboys on there are scary, I particularly like Brandon Higa WHO IS VERY SHOUTY!?! :eek:
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  • Live: Sony E3 2013 Conference

  • RichyRichh77 11/06/2013

    @Instinct F**kin' brilliant! :) Reply 0
  • RichyRichh77 11/06/2013

    ULTRA COMBO!?! Sony WINS... Reply 0
  • RichyRichh77 11/06/2013

    And Sony win! :) Reply 0
  • RichyRichh77 11/06/2013

    So Bastion meets Remember Me? Reply 0
  • RichyRichh77 11/06/2013

    I do not like social media, share that... Reply 0
  • RichyRichh77 11/06/2013

    He's holding an XBox One right? :S Reply 0
  • RichyRichh77 11/06/2013

    Twitch TV is running OK Reply 0
  • RichyRichh77 11/06/2013

    **LOL** They're not actually going to show the PS4 are they? ;) Reply 0
  • Live: Microsoft E3 2013 Conference

  • RichyRichh77 10/06/2013

    @Mike_24 Yep, after watching a number of videos for games such as the Last of Us on the PS3, I'm quite tempted to pick one up cheap and start a whole new game collection. :) Reply 0
  • RichyRichh77 10/06/2013

    @Murton It's scary the lengths some fanboys will go to, to defend their console. I've checked through some of the Major Melson blog posts and the number of XBoners defending the MS DRM policies, 1hr/24hr online, always on Kinect is quite scary.

    As a current XBox360 gamer I'll be sticking with what I've got for the forseeable future, but potentially moving to the PS4 once their policies are finalise and so long as they don't match MS.
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