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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. :)

    Q: Who can access the exclusive Battlefield 4ô Beta?

    A: There are several ways to get into the exclusive Battlefield 4ô Beta: By pre-ordering the Battlefield 4ô Digital Deluxe Edition on, 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

    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

    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, 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.
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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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  • Microsoft reveals Xbox One, due worldwide this year

  • RichyRichh77 21/05/2013

    @dogmanstaruk Bang on the money with your comments regarding the reveal. I already have a TiVo box, I don't care for sports in general and certainly not American sports tied to fantasy leagues and don't give a crap about Kinect. Add to that the single activation fiasco and I have no interest.

    Also the omission of the tech specs (5 million transistors - WTF!?!) was telling - I think Sony will sleep easy tonight.

    Really disappointed as a current XBox360 owner...
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  • UK chart: Dead Island: Riptide scores top spot despite selling less than half the original

  • RichyRichh77 29/04/2013

    @Murton Your latter point is certainly where I see myself. Why shell out £35 - 40 for a pre-order/day 1 purchase when most games drop to sub £25 in a matter of months. Not only do you benefit from a lower price, but with the state of most games at launch nowadays you also benefit from at least one or two patches.

    Also with the current trend of a lot of games having season passes for multiple DLCs I'm happy to wait for the 'full' game release later down the line, which tends to cost less than the original release.
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  • Next Xbox reveal due 21st May, costs $500 or $300 with a subscription, reports suggest

  • RichyRichh77 08/04/2013

    @dogmanstaruk Re. your post about not being interested in a kinect enabled media box then this is worth a read (taken from the Neogaf link that has been mentioned):

    "Xbox isnít just for hardcore gamers anymore. Itís the center of a whole entertainment ecosystem that goes way beyond the living room. Music, movies, social and games converge and become accessible across any device, anywhere, and thatís just the beginning. We are revolutionizing entertainment right now."

    I know that both the XBox and PS4 will have media hub capabilities, its just that Sony's recent announcements have piqued my interest as a gamer.
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  • What do The Joker, Brandon Lee, a raccoon and an outlaw have in common? They all went into reinventing Garrett

  • RichyRichh77 04/04/2013

    @el_pollo_diablo I had to bring up the page on my phone to figure out what 'More from the web...' contained because thankfully using Firefox with Adblock Plus removes all that content. :) Reply +5
  • Saturday Soapbox: No Consolation

  • RichyRichh77 09/03/2013

    @scuffpuppies Totally agree! Not only are there times when I don't won't to be online for purely personal reasons, there are also times when I don't want to connect due to issues with the games themselves.

    Take Borderlands 2 as a recent example, after my girlfriend lost a character due to a loss of Live connectivity, the initial save game exploit and the 'rare' (yeah right!) badass rank reset problems we played for well over a month offline until a number of major patches arrived.

    Other examples like updates to Fez that made it unplayable for some or certain Assassins Creed updates that broke certain in game achievements were all avoided by going offline - how will that be possible with always on?

    As a current XBox 360 owner if MS do go down the always on, ad driven, lack of first party, Kinect-box I'll be buying a PS4. I'll always have my 360 to play my back catalogue on...
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  • Durango Kinect 2.0 specs leak

  • RichyRichh77 20/02/2013

    @dogmanstaruk Too be honest as others have stated in this and the PS4 thread, I'm not overly excited by the next-gen as I have been for previous console releases.

    However I have to say that at this moment in time I'm being swayed away from the XBox towards the PS4. I know its all just noise at the moment, but I prefer the direction Sony 'seem' to be taking rather than MS. Which is a real shame as I've had a blast on my 360, but with the PSN+ deals, first party exclusives, backwards compatibility etc. etc. the PS4 is sounding more tempting because I definitely couldn't give a flying f**k about Kinect. :(
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  • Free XCOM: Enemy Unknown Second Wave DLC makes it even harder

  • RichyRichh77 08/01/2013

    I'm sorry, but this article gives absolutely no explanation as to how these changes are actually implemented so I had to Google for a more informative article:

    Joystiq low down

    I was getting worried these would automatically be applied, making my third playthrough on Classic an even bigger blood bath than I was already expecting. ;)
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  • Enormous Xbox Marketplace sale starts next week

  • RichyRichh77 13/12/2012

    @kinky_mong It took approx. 1hr 30mins from the purchase receipt email until the download code came through, although reading the reviews on the GAME site suggest others have received them a lot quicker.

    They've also got the Halo 4 branded 13mth XBox live membership downloadable code for £27.99, which equates to £2.15 a month.
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  • RichyRichh77 13/12/2012

    @RedRain Absolutely, include AAA games themselves in that.

    Take Borderlands 2 for example, the game is now £25 or less with 2 major patches under its belt and the BAR/freezing patch waiting to pass through Microsoft certification, the collectors edition items are now on sale (400MSP for skins, 400MSP for Creature Slaughter dome) and the season pass is about to be discounted! That's more content than I got with the standard pre-order for almost the same price. :S

    One thing I do think is out of order is discounting season passes whilst content is still to arrive. Just feels like a slap in the face for those willing to support the developers by paying upfront at launch, only to have content they haven't even received yet discounted even further for everyone else.
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  • RichyRichh77 13/12/2012

    @Nisa GAME are doing 4200MSP for £32.99 (equates to £6.28 for 800MSP or £9.43 for 1200MSP games) with the code being emailed to you rather than waiting on a paper copy. :)

    Glad I held off on the Walking Dead and Borderlands 2 season pass, will definitely be picking those up.
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  • New Borderlands 2 patch protects against Xbox 360 save-corrupting "virus"

  • RichyRichh77 07/11/2012

    After reading through a number of the Badass reset threads on the Gearbox XBox360 technical support forum (there are a lot of them and new players are being affected on a daily basis) I posted the following to see if a Gearbox rep could confirm or deny the theory - not heard anything yet:

    'I'm wondering if it's worth launching the game with a profile other than your main Gamertag to simply kick off the latest title update to potentially avoid the Badass rank (BAR) reset?

    The assumption that has been made by some (I've no idea if there has been any official Gearbox response on what might be causing it) is that the process of downloading the update where you're logged in, but then get disconnected from LIVE as the update is found, is causing the BAR loss. If you use another profile I'm assuming that you'd get the patch, but avoid affecting your main profile?

    All just conjecture and I've no idea if part of the patch requires amending details in your actual profile in order to help or remove the freezing issue - anybody from Gearbox able to confirm this?'

    Unfortunately it seems to be a side effect of logging all the BAR, customisation and secret stash (yep if you're hit with a reset all your stash items are lost as well) against a users gamer profile (XBox360) rather than in a separate save file that could be backed up.

    A patch has supposedly been released for the PC surrounding the BAR process, which is being monitored before being released for the PS3 and XBox360. As challenge progress remains the hope is that points can be reassigned, but there is no mention of whether skins or secret stash items can be restored.
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  • Borderlands 2 Xbox 360 "virus" spreading, deleting player saves

  • RichyRichh77 29/10/2012

    @jabberwoky Absolutely. I think the issue that a lot of the people affected by it are having is that, other than a message on the Gearbox forums, there has been little to no press coverage of the issue so they haven't been proactively backing up their saves.

    What's made it worse for those who've then subsequently lost characters and hundreds of hours of gameplay is that Gearbox and Randy Pitchford have been happily tweeting about golden key giveaways, upcoming DLC, the new iOS game etc., but nothing on this issue - guess it's not surprising when it could impact on sales, but still disappointing that they couldn't have warned more players to simply backup their saves.
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  • Borderlands Legends is an isometric action-RPG due on Halloween

  • RichyRichh77 24/10/2012

    @darkmorgado It's an interesting idea, but not sure how it fits with SHIFT on the XBox requiring Gold membership in order to be able to redeem codes:
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  • RichyRichh77 24/10/2012

    And still no Eurogamer article on the viral save game corruption affecting Borderlands 2 on the XBox 360, which has been confirmed by Gearbox and who've posted the following information:

    'Recently a few users have begun violating the Xbox Live Code of Conduct by using an external application to maliciously disrupt the experience and sabotage characters of legitimate Borderlands 2 players on Xbox 360. Fortunately itís easy to avoid this scenario.

    While we work to resolve this as quickly as possible with our partners, concerned Xbox 360 players of Borderlands 2 should consider playing online with trusted individuals in non-public sessions. This does not affect players on PC or PlayStation 3.'

    The number of gamers being hit by the graveyard.sav problem as well as crippling freezes seems to be increasing daily judging by the Gearbox forum technical support posts.
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