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  • 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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  • Microsoft has sold 70 million Xbox 360s

  • RichyRichh77 19/10/2012

    I've bought 2 and traded up, a Premium 20GB that I manually upgraded to 60GB, which was replaced twice under warranty for different RROD errors. This has been OK since, but every time a game freezes I think it'll finally be skipped however it's still soldiering on. :)

    Grabbed an Elite when the Premium died for the second time as I couldn't wait for it to come back from the warranty repair - seriously, what's wrong with me!?! :S

    The Elite was eventually replaced with a new 250GB slim through the GAME trade-up promotion for £90.
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  • Borderlands 2: Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty review

  • RichyRichh77 17/10/2012

    @MisterCraig Yep, after losing 20hrs+ to a save file corruption and badass rank reset I'm waiting on the next round of patches before playing this again.

    What I have played is stunning, but definitely not picking up any DLC until it's on a Deal of the Week and the majority of the bugs are sorted for the 360 (I'm aware that for PC users patches have been deployed and that these are awaiting MS/Sony certification).

    I really want to get back to Pandora. :(
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  • Borderlands 2 Badass Rank bug plaguing users "not connected" to DLC

  • RichyRichh77 10/10/2012

    @kassmageant Pretty much where I'm at, especially considering my girlfriend has already lost her main assassin character to a save file corruption just before this update/DLC problem. :(

    Definitely not firing it up online now until a further patch is released that resolves these issues. With other games on the horizon I can't be bothered to play it offline as that's still no guarantee you won't suffer a save corruption or rank reset and the whole point of buying it was for the co-op fun.
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  • Battlefield 3: How Fan-Run Servers Are Ruining DICE's Game

  • RichyRichh77 04/07/2012

    @superstu1337 This has been my experience, but even after adding the small number of official servers I was able to find getting onto full servers was still hit and miss.

    I wasn't initially that impressed with BF3 compared to BF:BC2, but stuck with it and was finally starting to enjoy myself until rent-a-server arrived - haven't touched it in months & cannot see me going back to it. :(
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  • Battlefield 3: the state of play

  • RichyRichh77 26/04/2012

    @MerricK Totally concur, USAS and MAV were my only gripes. How on Earth we ended up with over the top suppression, sniper bullets that look like cannon shells through the scope, assault rifles that react like jack hammers the minute you pull the trigger and so much more I will never know...

    And am I the only person who cannot stand the fact that they put all the stupid 'Rent-a-servers' in to the quick play option!?! I haven't quick launched a game since the patch in case I end up on another 1000+ Conquest map or ones that state no killing... NO KILLING, are you insane! :( I've started adding the DICE servers to my favourites list, making sure they are official DICE servers as numerous rented servers now use the same naming convention, but have sh*te setups.
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  • Xbox 360 "entertainment apps" usage up 50% post dash update

  • RichyRichh77 18/01/2012

    @xYOSSARIANx That has been my experience in a nut shell!

    The week prior to the update I'd bought a number of arcade titles that were clearly promoted from the Inside XBox tiles. I also tended to flick through the various videos (Arcade Cabinet, Nexus, IGN tips etc.) before jumping into a game.

    Now I either launch straight into a game or use the XBox button to see who's online and playing what as the limited 'Friends' view of the 'Social' panel is no use with more than 2 people online.

    As for arcade promotions, I'm purely relying on external sources like Eurogamer to let me know when there's a sale on - like the Dead Space 2 DLC being 280MS last week. I'd gone into the EA promotion via Metro, but forgot about the multiple screens within the central panel so never saw it.
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  • World of Goo hits 1 million App Store downloads

  • RichyRichh77 11/01/2012

    Stunning game, I just wish that you could collect more than 200 balls on the iPad version when creating the Goo Corporation tower. :cry: Reply 0
  • Gamers discover how to block ads on new Xbox dashboard

  • RichyRichh77 09/12/2011

    @GrumpyLlama You beat me to it! Adblock Plus is a must for sites like Eurogamer and the TheRegister, viewing them without it must make even the baby Jesus cry with the glare of the ads. :) Reply 0
  • UK top 40: FIFA denies Rage, Dark Souls

  • RichyRichh77 10/10/2011

    I've held off Dark Souls due to grabbing a number of other games recently but I'm really tempted, could people confirm a few things.

    With the lead platform being the PS3 does the XBox360 do this game justice? I'm aware that the Digital Foundry vids suggest its pretty much like-for-like but wondered whether others could vouch for that.

    Also how well implemented are the online 'invasions' and can they be turned off? Not having played Demon Souls and simply reading about this aspect of the game, it's the one area that gives me pause for thought - battling through a section for several hours only to be ganked by some random doesn't sound like fun to me. Or doesn't this affect the flow of the game too much?
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  • DICE dishes Battlefield 3 beta tips

  • RichyRichh77 30/09/2011

    @Shovelyjoe. It's not just you having put in over 200hrs into BF:BC2 this game was instantly pre-ordered the moment it came out - after 15mins with this beta (XBox360) I'm cancelling that order!The hideous graphics, 2 hit instant kills, dire loadout screen setup and God awful prone bush campers left me feeling utterly demoralized - one of my most anticipated games of the year destroyed by the most woeful beta ever.I bet Bobby Kotick pissed himself laughing when he saw this, COD killer my arse if this beta is anything to go by. :( Reply -1
  • WH40K: Space Marine extended trailer

  • RichyRichh77 09/09/2011

    I was looking forward to this dropping through the door today but after the screw up with GAMEs web site and pre-orders it hadn't been shipped and the Elite Armour pack edition no longer appears on their web site. So I've cancelled all my orders with them: from GAME, what was I thinking! /facepalm Reply 0
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine demo showdown

  • RichyRichh77 01/09/2011

    Loved the XBox360 demo and was impressed with the complete lack of slow down particularly on the hangar section with the masses of Orks around your character, the shootaz blazing away from the gantries and the Nobz charging around.

    @ShovelyJoe: 31/08/11 @ 14:51 You're not the only 30yr old getting excited over this I can assure you. :) As you rightly point out the combination of fighting styles is quite refreshing considering the amount of clip-to-cover 3rd person games around, being able to pile into a close quarters melee fight then drop back blasting heads was stunning.

    @hiscore: 31/08/11 @ 16:34 If it were possible to give more than a +1 then you'd be swimming in points! I am constantly consumed with nerd rage whenever articales regarding the WH40K franchise suggest that its content has been poached from other games, certain game mechanics maybe but not the concept/background.
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  • Bethesda discusses squashing bugs

  • RichyRichh77 01/09/2011

    I loved Fallout 3 and only suffered from a few system hangs and the glitch within the Pit DLC where you fell through random sections of the roof. :-S

    However after reading through the list of major game breaking faults with Fallout: New Vegas (NPC's disappearing, quests that couldn't be handed in, entire game save volumes corrupted!?!) I took it back unopened and I'm genuinely glad I did.

    When it comes to Skyrim I'd have loved to make this a day one purchase but with other pre-orders on their way and a personal feeling that it will unfortunately ship with a plethora of bugs I'm happier waiting for initial user feedback and the inevitable 1GB patch.
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  • Final Gears of War 3 map revealed

  • RichyRichh77 26/08/2011

    @-cerberus- I couldn't agree more, not only that but I can't understand how they can offer £60 - £100 editions of the game that don't at least give you free access to the first inevitable map pack, which will probably be just a rehash of the old maps anyway! :-(

    Still looking forward to its release but glad I dropped my pre-order to the standard edition, if I want to blow £100 I'll just grab the game and this bad boy. :-P

    Pendulum Wars Lancer Gold Replica
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  • How Microsoft polices Xbox Live

  • RichyRichh77 03/08/2011

    ^^ Amen to that. I tried a few hours of CoD4 with an open profile and couldn't believe the amount of abuse that spewed forth inbetween 12yr olds whining about being claymored for the 20th time and American kids singing sh*ite over the airwaves.I soon switched back to Friends Only comms. :) Reply +4
  • Gears of War 3 Epic Edition pics

  • RichyRichh77 18/07/2011

    Erm... That's the contents of the Limited edition box set, the Epic edition includes all of the above plus the Marcus Fenix statue, which was reported 2 months ago on this site!
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