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20% Off Pre-Owned Kids & Family Games @ MusicMagpie

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20% off with code HF20 e.g. New Super Mario Bros. Wii @ £10.15 Free delivery on all orders Not sure how long this will last. Some good bargains!
Instructions:20% off with code HF20 e.g. New Super Mario Bros. Wii @ £10.15 Free delivery on all orders Not sure how long this will last. Some good bargains!  
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e_lou Avatar3d, 2h agoFound 3 days, 2 hours ago1 Comment
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Here's the xbox one offerings (as of two days ago) format of list is title, before price, after price
Forza 5 - £13.19 - £10.55
Lego Jurassic World - £15.19 - £12.15
Fifa 17 - £32.29 - £25.83
Forza 6 - £24.99 - £19.99
Lego The Hobbit - £13.29 - £10.63
Need For Speed Rivals - £11.29 - £9.03
Just Dance 2015 - £9.49 - £7.59
Fifa 16 Deluxe - £13.99 - £11.19
Madden 15 - £5.59 - £4.47
Fifa 15 UT Edition - £3.19 - £2.55
NBA Live 14 - £2.99 - £2.39
PES 2016 - £10.49 - £8.39
Angry Birds Star Wars - £17.79 - £14.23
Fifa 14 - £2.69 - £2.15
Minecraft Story Mode Complete Adventure - £22.49 - £17.99
LEGO Movie Game - £11.99 - £9.59
Fifa 16 - £8.59 - £6.87
Lego Batman 3 - £13.69 - £10.95
Forza Horizon 2 - £16.49 - £13.19
Fifa 15 - £2.29 - £1.83
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Fallout 3: GOTY Edition (Steam) @ INSTANTGAMING - £3.88

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£3.88 @ Instant Gaming
Prepare for the Future™ With Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition, experience the most acclaimed game of 2008 like never before. Create a character of your choosing and descend into an awe-inspiring,
Prepare for the Future™ With Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition, experience the most acclaimed game of 2008 like never before. Create a character of your choosing and descend into an awe-inspiring,
tonka2 Avatar3d, 8h agoFound 3 days, 8 hours ago13 Comments
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XP200
I see they are charging you £1:72 if you pay with paypal, how is that even legal, and at that price you might as well buy it from steam itself.
But if you buy via credit card they don't charge you, so went with mastercard.

It's based in China, so anything goes I guess (?)
Yeah i saw that, but you still need gfwl and you still need to make a new offline profile to get it to run, even in offline mode, and really this is not a steam game, it is a windows game and like all the other gfwl you require a 25 digit code, all instant gaming are doing is selling you a code to allow you to dl the game, nothing more.
I am waiting to see if they will refund this, all this hoop jumping to get a game to run is a joke, even steam should not be selling this game because they too do not supply a gfwl cd code for it, just a unbelievable situation.
But thanks for the help anyway.
XP200
OK, just tried to play this, the game still requires a 25 digit GFWL code to run, i cannot even play it without it, so i cannot log into GFWL and play this because i don't have a 25 digit code with the game, all this seller gives you is a steam code to redeem the game, but the game cannot be run without GFWL.
I have started a support ticket, but so far their only responce is, "its a steam game"...despite the fact they are selling it as Games for windows live Fallout 3 GOTY edition......we will see what happen's.
I looked for advice on the previous Fallout 3 GOTY thread and found this pinned to the top of the Steam discussions section:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/22370/discussions/0/598198356192187895/
" Help! I can't find my CD key!
Don’t worry, you don't need one! Fallout 3 and Fallout 3 GOTY Edition purchased on Steam do not require a CD Key."

and this other pinned thread:
"ULTIMATE Fallout 3 Setup Guide READ THIS!
Fallout 3 runs GREAT with these easy steps!"
OK, just tried to play this, the game still requires a 25 digit GFWL code to run, i cannot even play it without it, so i cannot log into GFWL and play this because i don't have a 25 digit code with the game, all this seller gives you is a steam code to redeem the game, but the game cannot be run without GFWL.

I have started a support ticket, but so far their only responce is, "its a steam game"...despite the fact they are selling it as Games for windows live Fallout 3 GOTY edition......we will see what happen's.
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Shadowrun: Dragonfall DC for PC £2.39 @ GOG.com

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£2.39 @ GOG.com
Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director’s Cut is a standalone release of Harebrained Schemes' critically-acclaimed Dragonfall campaign, which first premiered as a major expansion for Shadowrun Returns. The D…
Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director’s Cut is a standalone release of Harebrained Schemes' critically-acclaimed Dragonfall campaign, which first premiered as a major expansion for Shadowrun Returns. The D…
Stu.C Avatar1w, 5d agoFound 1 week, 5 days ago6 Comments
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cold. not steam.
Ha ha ha! Hang on... are you being serious?


​lol
zoso1313
cold. not steam.
Ha ha ha! Hang on... are you being serious?
zoso1313
cold. not steam.

Many people prefer DRM-free software from GOG rather than Steam, though each to their own choice.
:| lol lol lol guy
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cold. not steam.
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Swift gaming mouse mat pad 90cm x 30cm dragon red £11.99 prime £14.98 non prime Sold by Swift-Gaming and Fulfilled by Amazon

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£11.99 @ Amazon
Swift Gaming mouse mat. Seems a good price for a large gaming mouse pad. Colour red ***Description*** This mouse pad has been designed with gaming in mind. Firstly, it's huge!, at 90x30 cm, this m…
Swift Gaming mouse mat. Seems a good price for a large gaming mouse pad. Colour red ***Description*** This mouse pad has been designed with gaming in mind. Firstly, it's huge!, at 90x30 cm, this m…
Loup87 Avatar2w, 1d agoFound 2 weeks, 1 day ago2 Comments
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Back up to 14.99 now
I got something similar today but a map of the world is printed on mine. Great mouse surface.
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BIOSHOCK 'Colombia Customs & Excise 1907' Grey T-Shirt £4.77 @ GAME

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Bioshock t-shirt in just M and L at this price. Quite a subtle design and cool colour. Link to the large in the first post and the medium at Get Deal. Free delivery despite being from a marketplace se…
Bioshock t-shirt in just M and L at this price. Quite a subtle design and cool colour. Link to the large in the first post and the medium at Get Deal. Free delivery despite being from a marketplace se…
Covert.Recon Avatar2w, 2d agoFound 2 weeks, 2 days ago15 Comments
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JHL
The t-shirt design clearly says Columbia, not Colombia!
Missed that before I ordered. I almost ordered two. I will give it to a friend as I am not wearing it.
JHL
The t-shirt design clearly says Columbia, not Colombia!
Whatever.
Shame, cool t shirt
The t-shirt design clearly says Columbia, not Colombia!
large and medium OOS.
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Motospeed Inflictor CK104 RGB Backlit Gaming Mechanical Keyboard - Otemu Blue Switch - Various Colour Options, £33.92 (Silver), £35.14 (Red Or Rose Gold) @ Gearbest EU Warehouse

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(Can see it mentioned on HUKD already but not the EU/Silver option?). Deal link takes you to the Chinese options, EU options here: http://www.gearbest.com/keyboards/pp_298472.html?wid=3 Also known
(Can see it mentioned on HUKD already but not the EU/Silver option?). Deal link takes you to the Chinese options, EU options here: http://www.gearbest.com/keyboards/pp_298472.html?wid=3 Also known
louiselouise Avatar3w, 1d agoFound 3 weeks, 1 day ago7 Comments
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Maybe I'm over-thinking it, the pic with the red illumination is just one of the colours (illustration with the Silver option)

"Hello Louise,

You can press FN + INS to switch the background color
Hope you enjoy shopping here with us.
Please click here for additional details regarding the item.
We hope that the answer is helpful for you.
If you have any further questions, welcome to submit a ticket to our Support Center http://support.gearbest.com/.
Best Regards

Gearbest Customer Service Team"

Anyway, the Banggood clone of this is cheaper :)

Edited By: louiselouise on Feb 07, 2017 13:54
This one may well be another clone, looks almost identical, at £32.56 MantisTek® GK1 Blue Switch 104 Keys Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard http://www.banggood.com/MantisTek-GK1-Blue-Switch-104-Keys-Backlit-Mechanical-Gaming-Keyboard-NKRO-4-Modes-of-Lighting-p-1062834.html
http://alexnld.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/5fd4c5da-3a18-456f-9509-0a19866e2d76.jpg
This keyboard comes in a variety of clones apparently, wonder what else is out there. (Edit: here's some https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=inflictor ).

Amazon reviews suggest this is also the Aukey KM-G3 (which seems to get great reviews from what I can see).

And Gearbest's Live Chat is a bit user un-friendly - almost gave up a few minutes of nothingness, then realised after a while it puts you in a queue. Most people probably assume it's broken and close the chat window!

After 15 minutes of waiting about, I was told to submit my query via Ask A Question, sigh. The other pictures for Silver suggest it is RGB?

Edit: This keyboard is discussed here https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/49k7e2/cheap_mechanical_keyboard_motospeed_inflictor/

and cheap mechanical keyboards in general here https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/46x3gs/guide_the_bottomfeeder_guide_to_mkb_shopping_ie/

Edited By: louiselouise on Feb 04, 2017 23:47: a
*makes the deal more cool*
bet whoever was testing it was glad to get to 50,000,001 presses, only joking hot from me.
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Sapphire Nitro Fury 4GB (480/1060 beater) £264.95 @ Amazon (Dispatched from and sold by Amazon)

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Cheapest ever price on Amazon for this card (click other sellers to see this price). I use this exact card and can certainly recommend it for 1440p. If you don't want to stretch for a 1070 and can'…
Cheapest ever price on Amazon for this card (click other sellers to see this price). I use this exact card and can certainly recommend it for 1440p. If you don't want to stretch for a 1070 and can'…
The_Hoff Avatar3w, 1d agoFound 3 weeks, 1 day ago36 Comments
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Relative performance or £ per frame you mean then.

I agree, I paid £299 for mine back when the 980ti ruled the roost and I expect it to be relevant for the next 24 months, if I need it to be.

In truth, if the 490 performance like a 1075 and the price is £300-350ish I'll upgrade.

The only game where I'd like more frames is Star Citizen, but that runs like a dog on a 1070 sometimes due to alpha state of the game.
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gowf
I suppose the question is this or a 1070 for 320-330. The worry for me is the heat, noise, power draw and whether 4gb HBM would translate to a bottleneck in the future. This is actually a reqsonable price but I wouldn't call it a super deal. On a pure bang for buck If the 1070 is 330 and is 10% ahead performance wise then the equivalent price for this card is 300. If I was buying around this range I still would go for the 1070 because of those factors above. The 35 quid difference is not worth it.

£30 difference for a 1070, show me? If that's the difference I agree it's the better option, though I see the difference as being £50 minimum (for lowest spec) which translates to 20~% uplift.



You misunderstand me. I'm saying that the 1070 is a better card performance wise. Most agree it's about 10% better. The equivalent price if the performance of the 1070 was on par with they're is therefore about 297 (330-33). A difference therefore of 32 exists if performance is the only factor.
gowf
I suppose the question is this or a 1070 for 320-330. The worry for me is the heat, noise, power draw and whether 4gb HBM would translate to a bottleneck in the future. This is actually a reqsonable price but I wouldn't call it a super deal. On a pure bang for buck If the 1070 is 330 and is 10% ahead performance wise then the equivalent price for this card is 300. If I was buying around this range I still would go for the 1070 because of those factors above. The 35 quid difference is not worth it.

£30 difference for a 1070, show me? If that's the difference I agree it's the better option, though I see the difference as being £50 minimum (for lowest spec) which translates to 20~% uplift.
I suppose the question is this or a 1070 for 320-330. The worry for me is the heat, noise, power draw and whether 4gb HBM would translate to a bottleneck in the future. This is actually a reqsonable price but I wouldn't call it a super deal. On a pure bang for buck If the 1070 is 330 and is 10% ahead performance wise then the equivalent price for this card is 300. If I was buying around this range I still would go for the 1070 because of those factors above. The 35 quid difference is not worth it.
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Not in stock at that price, in stock is £286.16 so nope.
Would've been a great price for a R9 Fury, still a great card, still the 5th fastest gaming GPU you can buy (behind GTX 1080, GTX 1070, R9 Fury X, GTX 980 Ti), possibly 4th as that last is now unavailable.
No, it is available at that price. You just have to follow the simple instructions :)
It is not in stock at that price, your own image shows that, and that the cheapest one which says "in stock" is £286 not £265, £265 is orderable but not in stock.

It's in stock for £257 from the warehouse. It's orderable for the listed price, I know Amazon well enough that you'll more than likely have it shipped before 2 weeks.

Nowhere did I state it was in stock, being available is enough and for anybody needing one immediately buy the warehouse stock.

Your post wrongly suggests you need to spend £286, when you do not.
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Xbox One S 500gb with FIfa 17 - £209.86 @ Shopto

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Best price i can find at the moment, doesn't seem to be listed anywhere on here so may help someone out. I'm aware others have found better deals in past weeks, but doesn't seem to be anything to
Best price i can find at the moment, doesn't seem to be listed anywhere on here so may help someone out. I'm aware others have found better deals in past weeks, but doesn't seem to be anything to
Cluemore56 Avatar3w, 2d agoFound 3 weeks, 2 days ago4 Comments
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edwood
This is a good deal, just ordered for free next day delivery

Well at least it helped someone out!
If anyone else knows of a better deal i'm all ears, need to order an Xbox soon.
Average deal, nothing special. Good if your desperate for an xbox one though.
why cold votes. Where's a better deal
heat from me.
This is a good deal, just ordered for free next day delivery
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Free Game Manuals and other extras @ Bandai Namco Site

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Just saw mixmixi's deal Free Games DLC's on the website so headed over and downloaded em. I noticed a downloads section filled with game manuals, screen savers, fan art etc. Thought it might be useful…
Just saw mixmixi's deal Free Games DLC's on the website so headed over and downloaded em. I noticed a downloads section filled with game manuals, screen savers, fan art etc. Thought it might be useful…
NotoriousC Avatar3w, 3d agoFound 3 weeks, 3 days ago5 Comments
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Hot!!! Wish I had them when I was actually playing the games on the Amiga 25 years ago!
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Well if you like that, you'll love this!Replacement Docs


Holy **** thats the motherload of manuals
Well if you like that, you'll love this!

Replacement Docs
I'm sure this will attract the 'it's not deal!' Crew but who cares.. worth a gander :) cheers for the heads up
Heat mate. :)
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XFX RX 480 4GB Graphics Card (cheapest 4GB I can find) - £169.99 del @ Ballicom

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This is the cheapest RX 480 4GB I can find (with custom cooling also) for anybody looking for a cheap 480 and doesn't want to spend £200 on the 8GB blower model that was posted here. £169.99 via ec…
This is the cheapest RX 480 4GB I can find (with custom cooling also) for anybody looking for a cheap 480 and doesn't want to spend £200 on the 8GB blower model that was posted here. £169.99 via ec…
The_Hoff Avatar3w, 4d agoFound 3 weeks, 4 days ago180 Comments
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@Simon_H It does sound like it might be faulty, i looked at all the issues with the 480 when troubleshooting and most were reboot loops driver related) or random shut downs (PSU related).

I've got the 480 working now with the 16.7.1 drivers but i updated and Windows crashed, rolled back and it's fine but i am getting shut-downs when gaming even though i set the cpu to stock so definitely a PSU issue, mine's a 550w antec truepower fwiw but maybe try the older drivers.

The only other thing that worked for was installing the driver manually via system the installing the radeon applet and using Trixx to set the clock speeds but obviously such workarounds are not idea with a new GPU.
Simon_H
Tried all options you have suggested, not overclocked either, only one not tried is in other machine, this is tricker because how many pc's can slot in a rx480? Its not so small and I thought my humble machine was enough !
I'll try in a mates pc then ill speak to ballicom ......
Thanks for the input.

Speak to Ballicom tomorrow and process your RMA, usually takes a bit of time and you can always cancel it. It sounds like it's dead TBH, if it was a BIOS issue it wouldn't post at all.

Not a great experience for you!
Tried all options you have suggested, not overclocked either, only one not tried is in other machine, this is tricker because how many pc's can slot in a rx480? Its not so small and I thought my humble machine was enough !
I'll try in a mates pc then ill speak to ballicom ......
Thanks for the input.
Simon_H
Got mine 10 days ago, not worked for 9 1/2 days..........
Installed drivers, all was good.
Played bf1 for half an hour, all was well, and then screen was playing up, flashing etc.
Now it wont even post on start up. Says no signal from card. Blue power light works on card, idicating the power supply is good.
After reading plenty, the UEFI problem keeps getting mentioned. My PC is not UEFI, but it worked fine for 30 mins !
Dont think I can run this mobo with UEFI ( too old ? 2012), maybe Ive got a card that was weak from the start !!!
MY PC should be enough for it.... guess more reading is required.....
Gigabyte 970A ds3 rev 1.0 Bios f7d ( latest for 8 core)
Fx 8320e
16 gb Ballistix sport 1600
750w Novatech 80+
120gb SSd
Windows 10.

S**t!

-Have you tried flicking the BIOS switch on the card?
-Do the fans spin OK? Unobstructed etc?
-Was it overclocked?
-Have you tried removing all additional RAM/Drives from your machine and booting?
-Tried resetting your BIOS to default settings?
-Tried the card in a friends machine?

Try some/all of the above and report back, otherwise it looks like RMA time.

Here are some alt. options depending on how your RMA plays out:

4GB:
https://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/amdradeongraphicscards/radeonrx480series/rx480armor4goc.html

8GB:
https://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/amdradeongraphicscards/radeonrx480series/rx480armor8goc.html

1060:
https://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiageforcegraphicscards/nvidiagtx1060series/gtx1060-6gt-ocv1.html

Edited By: The_Hoff on Feb 15, 2017 18:03
Got mine 10 days ago, not worked for 9 1/2 days..........
Installed drivers, all was good.
Played bf1 for half an hour, all was well, and then screen was playing up, flashing etc.
Now it wont even post on start up. Says no signal from card. Blue power light works on card, idicating the power supply is good.
After reading plenty, the UEFI problem keeps getting mentioned. My PC is not UEFI, but it worked fine for 30 mins !
Dont think I can run this mobo with UEFI ( too old ? 2012), maybe Ive got a card that was weak from the start !!!

MY PC should be enough for it.... guess more reading is required.....

Gigabyte 970A ds3 rev 1.0 Bios f7d ( latest for 8 core)
Fx 8320e
16 gb Ballistix sport 1600
750w Novatech 80+
120gb SSd
Windows 10.
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H440 Mid Tower Case - Black / Red £92.99 @ OCL

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Very nice case for the money, £10+ less than any other website. The price dropped to this about two hours ago. Tasteful design, not too flashy and distracting like a lot of other cases, and feature…
Very nice case for the money, £10+ less than any other website. The price dropped to this about two hours ago. Tasteful design, not too flashy and distracting like a lot of other cases, and feature…
HalfOfAKebab Avatar4w, 20h agoFound 4 weeks, 20 hours ago8 Comments
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Mine arrived on Thursday, got the white one from Amazon for the same price, but do wish I went for the full black now.

Either way very nice case. Plenty room to do decent cable management, a lot of hdd bays and temps are now very low and very silent. Have the 4 fans that came with it and the fan on my cooler and can barely hear it.

Edited By: BurnToasT333 on Jan 29, 2017 20:52
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kennethsross
If it's £10+ more than any other website, why not buy it from one of the other websites?

My bad, that's a typo.


​No probs! Just thought I'd point it out! Looks an interesting case. My present build is in a Nanoxia Deep Silence 2. Very impressed with it.
Looks like the case was designed specifically for Trident ram :p

http://hexus.net/media/uploaded/2015/7/b604de20-2d20-4f7a-be9d-6e2789191b6f.jpg
Danze1984
My mate has this case and has said it feels far from a premium case, regrets getting it instead of the R5.

Does he have any specific gripes with it?
kennethsross
If it's £10+ more than any other website, why not buy it from one of the other websites?

My bad, that's a typo.
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Nintendo Switch Console with Grey - Nintendo UK Store - £279.99 DAY ONE

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Nintendo Switch Console with Grey - Nintendo UK Store - £279.99 DAY ONE Not many places have this console left in stock sold out everywhere with most companies now putting people on waiting lists.
Nintendo Switch Console with Grey - Nintendo UK Store - £279.99 DAY ONE Not many places have this console left in stock sold out everywhere with most companies now putting people on waiting lists.
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argos have stock for both versions of the console as well
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​I personally think that Switch is going to hit 20-30million (maximum - and if Nintendo are lucky), but even at 30, is that really a success?
MS have proven that they're not happy with their XBox One sales, hence why they're now making their games compatible with PC, and Nintendo have always considered the 20-odd million sales of GCube to be a major disappointment.
Given the increased costs for software development, together with the costs required for Switch hardware R&D, I'm failing to grasp as to how the Switch isn't going to be a disappointment for Nintendo.
I guess Nintendo have already anticipated the low sales, hence why everything (from the games to the accessories) is SOOOOOO expensive. They need to recoup somehow, hence why they're out to financially swindle their fans. And that's not good for the industry or for gamers.
I'm sorry, but I'm finding it really hard in finding any real merit in the Switch's value proposition. Just because it's "different" doesn't mean that it's a product that necessarily adds value to consumer lives.
The "console with a screen" feature also seems like an over-priced gimmick, that raises the cost of the price of entry quite considerably, without necessarily justifying its cost. Much like the WiiU did with the Gamepad, or like XBox One did with Kinnect in the early days. It just seems like an anti-consumerist tactic that's been forced on the public - especially when the size of the handheld market isn't even that big in the West. So yeah, again the people that are chiming in regarding the ability of being able to play on any toilet are part of the minority.
Just because something is "different" doesn't mean it's "better". Nintendo threw their full force at the Wii U, with all the major hits like Mario appearing on it. And even with their best efforts, they still only managed a pitiful 13million. I fail to see the Switch doing considerably better, when it's even more unattractive in terms of pricing, tech parity, and third party support, in comparison to Wii U. Not to mention it's going up against alternative entertainment options that are already well established and are a known quantity.
People always go on about how the market needs something different. Does it? Because the Wii U's lack of success suggests that it doesn't. At the same time, is having a "monopoly" really that bad of an idea, when standards have already been forged in the tech space (Blu Ray etc), and when Nintendo's entire lineage owes its success to a time when the company did own a monopoly - in the days of the NES. I don't remember the industry being harmed then...
One thing to note in your comparison with XBONE, Nintendo make a lot more profit from their install base due to the sheer volume and popularity of first party software amongst other things. MS had comparatively very little this generation in terms of first party games and many of their exclusives were simply paid / timed exclusives which obviously costs them money (often a lot!) unless it translates into system sales, which of course it didn't. Essentially paid exclusives are a gamble and this time they didn't pay off. That's at least partly why the XBONE is considered a failure by MS.
Maybe... But these actions also demonstrate that MS are being a lot more aggressive, and aren't afraid to try out "new things" by throwing enough mud at the wall - even if the paid exclusivity move hasn't panned out fully for them. And yes, I understand that some of this is due to bad management, not least the recent high profile failure that is Scalebound.
One thing people can't refute however, is that MS are at least prepared to go after AAA IP (Tomb Raider, TitanFall), and have more incoming revenue via third party license fees. Unlike Nintendo who can only opt to pay for "low budget" throwaway exclusives like Ultra Street Fighter 2, BG&E2 (if rumours are correct) and Bayonetta 2. Sure, these titles have their fans, but they're not exactly high profile - more like high profile failures for their parent companies.
I will give you Monster Hunter though, but that just proves as to how Japan-centric Nintendo are, which isn't where the bulk of their revenue comes from.
Gamers may argue that MS are a non-entity in Japan, and that is true, but with their gaming market being heavily slanted towards handhelds, does it really matter if MS don't have a foot-hold? Japan hasn't been a gaming super-power for a while now, but irrespective of this belief, all the AAA Japanese games get released on MS/PS anyway. I don't see Switch getting the same level of support. A few token RPGs here and there (I am Setsuna), and some otaku gestures (Shin Megami Tensei) to sweeten the deal, but that's not exactly screaming "major WORLDWIDE success" confidence to me in terms of how much effort third parties are prepared to expend in terms of porting over their games.
The Switch just seems like a platform that caters towards low budget, low risk investments. And with AAA games costing so much to make, I doubt if Nintendo themselves will consider making another "high profile" for the Switch for a while, where the gaming budget is AAA. I mean, Splatoon 2 is nothing more than a tweaked version of Splatoon 1. Mario 3D World was arguably an upscaled version of Mario 3D Land...
Zelda BotW is coming out on Wii U AND Switch, so as to allow Nintendo to recoup their investment - much like MS have done regarding their PC/XB cross-play strategy. But at least MS don't charge £50 from the outset, and are prepared to drop the price in order to cater to the "pile them high, sell them cheap" mentality. Nintendo on the other hand are merely selling low budget games for a ridiculously high price - where the price won't drop. EVER. And this is where the vast bulk of dissatisfaction stems from... Nintendo products aren't priced appropriately enough in order to reflect their real world production values. When taking this into account, no wonder Nintendo manage to eke a profit.
The direct comparisons between MS and Nintendo are not really that relevant when you realise the two businesses are structured so very differently.
Funny that you say "at least MS are brave enough to ..." and "throwing enough new things at the wall" because that's one of the common complaints of Nintendo that they do that TOO much. Also 'Not scared to try out new things' and buying paid exclusives of established franchises such as RotTR are actually completely contradictory.
Going after exclusivity of big AAA franchises is not high on Nintendo's agenda because of their unbeatable library of first party IP's which other companies would die for, ergo they don't actually need to chase the exclusivity deals of the other consoles at great cost. Ultimately though my first statement sums it up, they are very different companies in approach and execution.
Does Nintendo really invest in new IP? Funny that, last time I checked, their first new IP (in how many months / years) was Splatoon.
"Going after exclusivity of big AAA franchises is not high on Nintendo's agenda because of their unbeatable library of first party IP's which other companies would die for" - probably explains why the 3DS is a Monster Hunter and Pokemon machine - none of which Nintendo actually wholly owns. Speaking of which, Monster Hunter was paid exclusivity on the part of Nintendo. So yeah, they do chase exclusivity deals. In a BIG way.
And is their IP of first party titles really unbeatable? Last time I checked, Star Fox Zero got voted one of the worst games of the year. And if Nintendo were so bullet-proof, Mario 3D World wouldn't have been outsold by Knack.The Vita has also outsold Wii U.
Also, the gist of my summation still stands. Irrespective of how salty fans may get... No-one cares about Nintendo.
You missed the point, they don't need new IP's they already have numerous ones other companies would die for. Mario is the most recognisable figure in gaming, period. Just because they don't use all their IP's as much as others that doesn't diminish their potential value. If you doubt that Nintendo's IP's are the envy of the rest of the industry I don't know what to tell you.
Starfox was absolutely a bad game because of the shoehorned-in controls with the Wii U gamepad, Nintendo being 'brave enough to try something new' (_;) Pokemon is made by second party studio GameFreak. Nintendo partly owns Pokemon with two other companies.. which they partly own. Nintendo essentially owns Pokemon. It's complicated exactly what stake without full disclosure but your free to go research it yourself.
I don't see what you're trying to prove anymore you seem like you have a dog in the fight. Claiming fans get 'salty' is all well and good but honestly that just makes you seems hypocritical based on how you are reacting to critique of your essays you spent the time writing here.
Point taken... And thank you for highlighting that my posts ARE essays. That realisation really does depress me.
I'm trying to write a proper "essay", about Nintendo for my site, and end up writing here more often. I am going to stop posting here for a few days. Give it a rest as it were, and then make my comeback... BIGGER. BADDER. STRONGER THAN EVER!
No more posts from me until my essay is finished. So yeah, twas good debating. But alas, it really is time to go...

If it's for public consumption, hit me up with that essay when done! You're one of the few making reasonable, logical arguments. I love gaming - always good to chat about it in a grown up way!
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​I personally think that Switch is going to hit 20-30million (maximum - and if Nintendo are lucky), but even at 30, is that really a success?
MS have proven that they're not happy with their XBox One sales, hence why they're now making their games compatible with PC, and Nintendo have always considered the 20-odd million sales of GCube to be a major disappointment.
Given the increased costs for software development, together with the costs required for Switch hardware R&D, I'm failing to grasp as to how the Switch isn't going to be a disappointment for Nintendo.
I guess Nintendo have already anticipated the low sales, hence why everything (from the games to the accessories) is SOOOOOO expensive. They need to recoup somehow, hence why they're out to financially swindle their fans. And that's not good for the industry or for gamers.
I'm sorry, but I'm finding it really hard in finding any real merit in the Switch's value proposition. Just because it's "different" doesn't mean that it's a product that necessarily adds value to consumer lives.
The "console with a screen" feature also seems like an over-priced gimmick, that raises the cost of the price of entry quite considerably, without necessarily justifying its cost. Much like the WiiU did with the Gamepad, or like XBox One did with Kinnect in the early days. It just seems like an anti-consumerist tactic that's been forced on the public - especially when the size of the handheld market isn't even that big in the West. So yeah, again the people that are chiming in regarding the ability of being able to play on any toilet are part of the minority.
Just because something is "different" doesn't mean it's "better". Nintendo threw their full force at the Wii U, with all the major hits like Mario appearing on it. And even with their best efforts, they still only managed a pitiful 13million. I fail to see the Switch doing considerably better, when it's even more unattractive in terms of pricing, tech parity, and third party support, in comparison to Wii U. Not to mention it's going up against alternative entertainment options that are already well established and are a known quantity.
People always go on about how the market needs something different. Does it? Because the Wii U's lack of success suggests that it doesn't. At the same time, is having a "monopoly" really that bad of an idea, when standards have already been forged in the tech space (Blu Ray etc), and when Nintendo's entire lineage owes its success to a time when the company did own a monopoly - in the days of the NES. I don't remember the industry being harmed then...
One thing to note in your comparison with XBONE, Nintendo make a lot more profit from their install base due to the sheer volume and popularity of first party software amongst other things. MS had comparatively very little this generation in terms of first party games and many of their exclusives were simply paid / timed exclusives which obviously costs them money (often a lot!) unless it translates into system sales, which of course it didn't. Essentially paid exclusives are a gamble and this time they didn't pay off. That's at least partly why the XBONE is considered a failure by MS.
Maybe... But these actions also demonstrate that MS are being a lot more aggressive, and aren't afraid to try out "new things" by throwing enough mud at the wall - even if the paid exclusivity move hasn't panned out fully for them. And yes, I understand that some of this is due to bad management, not least the recent high profile failure that is Scalebound.
One thing people can't refute however, is that MS are at least prepared to go after AAA IP (Tomb Raider, TitanFall), and have more incoming revenue via third party license fees. Unlike Nintendo who can only opt to pay for "low budget" throwaway exclusives like Ultra Street Fighter 2, BG&E2 (if rumours are correct) and Bayonetta 2. Sure, these titles have their fans, but they're not exactly high profile - more like high profile failures for their parent companies.
I will give you Monster Hunter though, but that just proves as to how Japan-centric Nintendo are, which isn't where the bulk of their revenue comes from.
Gamers may argue that MS are a non-entity in Japan, and that is true, but with their gaming market being heavily slanted towards handhelds, does it really matter if MS don't have a foot-hold? Japan hasn't been a gaming super-power for a while now, but irrespective of this belief, all the AAA Japanese games get released on MS/PS anyway. I don't see Switch getting the same level of support. A few token RPGs here and there (I am Setsuna), and some otaku gestures (Shin Megami Tensei) to sweeten the deal, but that's not exactly screaming "major WORLDWIDE success" confidence to me in terms of how much effort third parties are prepared to expend in terms of porting over their games.
The Switch just seems like a platform that caters towards low budget, low risk investments. And with AAA games costing so much to make, I doubt if Nintendo themselves will consider making another "high profile" for the Switch for a while, where the gaming budget is AAA. I mean, Splatoon 2 is nothing more than a tweaked version of Splatoon 1. Mario 3D World was arguably an upscaled version of Mario 3D Land...
Zelda BotW is coming out on Wii U AND Switch, so as to allow Nintendo to recoup their investment - much like MS have done regarding their PC/XB cross-play strategy. But at least MS don't charge £50 from the outset, and are prepared to drop the price in order to cater to the "pile them high, sell them cheap" mentality. Nintendo on the other hand are merely selling low budget games for a ridiculously high price - where the price won't drop. EVER. And this is where the vast bulk of dissatisfaction stems from... Nintendo products aren't priced appropriately enough in order to reflect their real world production values. When taking this into account, no wonder Nintendo manage to eke a profit.
The direct comparisons between MS and Nintendo are not really that relevant when you realise the two businesses are structured so very differently.
Funny that you say "at least MS are brave enough to ..." and "throwing enough new things at the wall" because that's one of the common complaints of Nintendo that they do that TOO much. Also 'Not scared to try out new things' and buying paid exclusives of established franchises such as RotTR are actually completely contradictory.
Going after exclusivity of big AAA franchises is not high on Nintendo's agenda because of their unbeatable library of first party IP's which other companies would die for, ergo they don't actually need to chase the exclusivity deals of the other consoles at great cost. Ultimately though my first statement sums it up, they are very different companies in approach and execution.
Does Nintendo really invest in new IP? Funny that, last time I checked, their first new IP (in how many months / years) was Splatoon.
"Going after exclusivity of big AAA franchises is not high on Nintendo's agenda because of their unbeatable library of first party IP's which other companies would die for" - probably explains why the 3DS is a Monster Hunter and Pokemon machine - none of which Nintendo actually wholly owns. Speaking of which, Monster Hunter was paid exclusivity on the part of Nintendo. So yeah, they do chase exclusivity deals. In a BIG way.
And is their IP of first party titles really unbeatable? Last time I checked, Star Fox Zero got voted one of the worst games of the year. And if Nintendo were so bullet-proof, Mario 3D World wouldn't have been outsold by Knack.The Vita has also outsold Wii U.
Also, the gist of my summation still stands. Irrespective of how salty fans may get... No-one cares about Nintendo.
You missed the point, they don't need new IP's they already have numerous ones other companies would die for. Mario is the most recognisable figure in gaming, period. Just because they don't use all their IP's as much as others that doesn't diminish their potential value. If you doubt that Nintendo's IP's are the envy of the rest of the industry I don't know what to tell you.
Starfox was absolutely a bad game because of the shoehorned-in controls with the Wii U gamepad, Nintendo being 'brave enough to try something new' (_;) Pokemon is made by second party studio GameFreak. Nintendo partly owns Pokemon with two other companies.. which they partly own. Nintendo essentially owns Pokemon. It's complicated exactly what stake without full disclosure but your free to go research it yourself.
I don't see what you're trying to prove anymore you seem like you have a dog in the fight. Claiming fans get 'salty' is all well and good but honestly that just makes you seems hypocritical based on how you are reacting to critique of your essays you spent the time writing here.
Point taken... And thank you for highlighting that my posts ARE essays. That realisation really does depress me.
I'm trying to write a proper "essay", about Nintendo for my site, and end up writing here more often. I am going to stop posting here for a few days. Give it a rest as it were, and then make my comeback... BIGGER. BADDER. STRONGER THAN EVER!
No more posts from me until my essay is finished. So yeah, twas good debating. But alas, it really is time to go...

No problem. Congratulations for acting like an adult about it... sad that needs to be said when it comes to internet discussions/debates/arguments but it really does.
Good luck with your essay.
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​I personally think that Switch is going to hit 20-30million (maximum - and if Nintendo are lucky), but even at 30, is that really a success?
MS have proven that they're not happy with their XBox One sales, hence why they're now making their games compatible with PC, and Nintendo have always considered the 20-odd million sales of GCube to be a major disappointment.
Given the increased costs for software development, together with the costs required for Switch hardware R&D, I'm failing to grasp as to how the Switch isn't going to be a disappointment for Nintendo.
I guess Nintendo have already anticipated the low sales, hence why everything (from the games to the accessories) is SOOOOOO expensive. They need to recoup somehow, hence why they're out to financially swindle their fans. And that's not good for the industry or for gamers.
I'm sorry, but I'm finding it really hard in finding any real merit in the Switch's value proposition. Just because it's "different" doesn't mean that it's a product that necessarily adds value to consumer lives.
The "console with a screen" feature also seems like an over-priced gimmick, that raises the cost of the price of entry quite considerably, without necessarily justifying its cost. Much like the WiiU did with the Gamepad, or like XBox One did with Kinnect in the early days. It just seems like an anti-consumerist tactic that's been forced on the public - especially when the size of the handheld market isn't even that big in the West. So yeah, again the people that are chiming in regarding the ability of being able to play on any toilet are part of the minority.
Just because something is "different" doesn't mean it's "better". Nintendo threw their full force at the Wii U, with all the major hits like Mario appearing on it. And even with their best efforts, they still only managed a pitiful 13million. I fail to see the Switch doing considerably better, when it's even more unattractive in terms of pricing, tech parity, and third party support, in comparison to Wii U. Not to mention it's going up against alternative entertainment options that are already well established and are a known quantity.
People always go on about how the market needs something different. Does it? Because the Wii U's lack of success suggests that it doesn't. At the same time, is having a "monopoly" really that bad of an idea, when standards have already been forged in the tech space (Blu Ray etc), and when Nintendo's entire lineage owes its success to a time when the company did own a monopoly - in the days of the NES. I don't remember the industry being harmed then...
One thing to note in your comparison with XBONE, Nintendo make a lot more profit from their install base due to the sheer volume and popularity of first party software amongst other things. MS had comparatively very little this generation in terms of first party games and many of their exclusives were simply paid / timed exclusives which obviously costs them money (often a lot!) unless it translates into system sales, which of course it didn't. Essentially paid exclusives are a gamble and this time they didn't pay off. That's at least partly why the XBONE is considered a failure by MS.
Maybe... But these actions also demonstrate that MS are being a lot more aggressive, and aren't afraid to try out "new things" by throwing enough mud at the wall - even if the paid exclusivity move hasn't panned out fully for them. And yes, I understand that some of this is due to bad management, not least the recent high profile failure that is Scalebound.
One thing people can't refute however, is that MS are at least prepared to go after AAA IP (Tomb Raider, TitanFall), and have more incoming revenue via third party license fees. Unlike Nintendo who can only opt to pay for "low budget" throwaway exclusives like Ultra Street Fighter 2, BG&E2 (if rumours are correct) and Bayonetta 2. Sure, these titles have their fans, but they're not exactly high profile - more like high profile failures for their parent companies.
I will give you Monster Hunter though, but that just proves as to how Japan-centric Nintendo are, which isn't where the bulk of their revenue comes from.
Gamers may argue that MS are a non-entity in Japan, and that is true, but with their gaming market being heavily slanted towards handhelds, does it really matter if MS don't have a foot-hold? Japan hasn't been a gaming super-power for a while now, but irrespective of this belief, all the AAA Japanese games get released on MS/PS anyway. I don't see Switch getting the same level of support. A few token RPGs here and there (I am Setsuna), and some otaku gestures (Shin Megami Tensei) to sweeten the deal, but that's not exactly screaming "major WORLDWIDE success" confidence to me in terms of how much effort third parties are prepared to expend in terms of porting over their games.
The Switch just seems like a platform that caters towards low budget, low risk investments. And with AAA games costing so much to make, I doubt if Nintendo themselves will consider making another "high profile" for the Switch for a while, where the gaming budget is AAA. I mean, Splatoon 2 is nothing more than a tweaked version of Splatoon 1. Mario 3D World was arguably an upscaled version of Mario 3D Land...
Zelda BotW is coming out on Wii U AND Switch, so as to allow Nintendo to recoup their investment - much like MS have done regarding their PC/XB cross-play strategy. But at least MS don't charge £50 from the outset, and are prepared to drop the price in order to cater to the "pile them high, sell them cheap" mentality. Nintendo on the other hand are merely selling low budget games for a ridiculously high price - where the price won't drop. EVER. And this is where the vast bulk of dissatisfaction stems from... Nintendo products aren't priced appropriately enough in order to reflect their real world production values. When taking this into account, no wonder Nintendo manage to eke a profit.
The direct comparisons between MS and Nintendo are not really that relevant when you realise the two businesses are structured so very differently.
Funny that you say "at least MS are brave enough to ..." and "throwing enough new things at the wall" because that's one of the common complaints of Nintendo that they do that TOO much. Also 'Not scared to try out new things' and buying paid exclusives of established franchises such as RotTR are actually completely contradictory.
Going after exclusivity of big AAA franchises is not high on Nintendo's agenda because of their unbeatable library of first party IP's which other companies would die for, ergo they don't actually need to chase the exclusivity deals of the other consoles at great cost. Ultimately though my first statement sums it up, they are very different companies in approach and execution.
Does Nintendo really invest in new IP? Funny that, last time I checked, their first new IP (in how many months / years) was Splatoon.
"Going after exclusivity of big AAA franchises is not high on Nintendo's agenda because of their unbeatable library of first party IP's which other companies would die for" - probably explains why the 3DS is a Monster Hunter and Pokemon machine - none of which Nintendo actually wholly owns. Speaking of which, Monster Hunter was paid exclusivity on the part of Nintendo. So yeah, they do chase exclusivity deals. In a BIG way.
And is their IP of first party titles really unbeatable? Last time I checked, Star Fox Zero got voted one of the worst games of the year. And if Nintendo were so bullet-proof, Mario 3D World wouldn't have been outsold by Knack.The Vita has also outsold Wii U.
Also, the gist of my summation still stands. Irrespective of how salty fans may get... No-one cares about Nintendo.
You missed the point, they don't need new IP's they already have numerous ones other companies would die for. Mario is the most recognisable figure in gaming, period. Just because they don't use all their IP's as much as others that doesn't diminish their potential value. If you doubt that Nintendo's IP's are the envy of the rest of the industry I don't know what to tell you.
Starfox was absolutely a bad game because of the shoehorned-in controls with the Wii U gamepad, Nintendo being 'brave enough to try something new' (_;) Pokemon is made by second party studio GameFreak. Nintendo partly owns Pokemon with two other companies.. which they partly own. Nintendo essentially owns Pokemon. It's complicated exactly what stake without full disclosure but your free to go research it yourself.
I don't see what you're trying to prove anymore you seem like you have a dog in the fight. Claiming fans get 'salty' is all well and good but honestly that just makes you seems hypocritical based on how you are reacting to critique of your essays you spent the time writing here.
Point taken... And thank you for highlighting that my posts ARE essays. That realisation really does depress me.

I'm trying to write a proper "essay", about Nintendo for my site, and end up writing here more often. I am going to stop posting here for a few days. Give it a rest as it were, and then make my comeback... BIGGER. BADDER. STRONGER THAN EVER!

No more posts from me until my essay is finished. So yeah, twas good debating. But alas, it really is time to go...
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​I personally think that Switch is going to hit 20-30million (maximum - and if Nintendo are lucky), but even at 30, is that really a success?
MS have proven that they're not happy with their XBox One sales, hence why they're now making their games compatible with PC, and Nintendo have always considered the 20-odd million sales of GCube to be a major disappointment.
Given the increased costs for software development, together with the costs required for Switch hardware R&D, I'm failing to grasp as to how the Switch isn't going to be a disappointment for Nintendo.
I guess Nintendo have already anticipated the low sales, hence why everything (from the games to the accessories) is SOOOOOO expensive. They need to recoup somehow, hence why they're out to financially swindle their fans. And that's not good for the industry or for gamers.
I'm sorry, but I'm finding it really hard in finding any real merit in the Switch's value proposition. Just because it's "different" doesn't mean that it's a product that necessarily adds value to consumer lives.
The "console with a screen" feature also seems like an over-priced gimmick, that raises the cost of the price of entry quite considerably, without necessarily justifying its cost. Much like the WiiU did with the Gamepad, or like XBox One did with Kinnect in the early days. It just seems like an anti-consumerist tactic that's been forced on the public - especially when the size of the handheld market isn't even that big in the West. So yeah, again the people that are chiming in regarding the ability of being able to play on any toilet are part of the minority.
Just because something is "different" doesn't mean it's "better". Nintendo threw their full force at the Wii U, with all the major hits like Mario appearing on it. And even with their best efforts, they still only managed a pitiful 13million. I fail to see the Switch doing considerably better, when it's even more unattractive in terms of pricing, tech parity, and third party support, in comparison to Wii U. Not to mention it's going up against alternative entertainment options that are already well established and are a known quantity.
People always go on about how the market needs something different. Does it? Because the Wii U's lack of success suggests that it doesn't. At the same time, is having a "monopoly" really that bad of an idea, when standards have already been forged in the tech space (Blu Ray etc), and when Nintendo's entire lineage owes its success to a time when the company did own a monopoly - in the days of the NES. I don't remember the industry being harmed then...
One thing to note in your comparison with XBONE, Nintendo make a lot more profit from their install base due to the sheer volume and popularity of first party software amongst other things. MS had comparatively very little this generation in terms of first party games and many of their exclusives were simply paid / timed exclusives which obviously costs them money (often a lot!) unless it translates into system sales, which of course it didn't. Essentially paid exclusives are a gamble and this time they didn't pay off. That's at least partly why the XBONE is considered a failure by MS.
Maybe... But these actions also demonstrate that MS are being a lot more aggressive, and aren't afraid to try out "new things" by throwing enough mud at the wall - even if the paid exclusivity move hasn't panned out fully for them. And yes, I understand that some of this is due to bad management, not least the recent high profile failure that is Scalebound.
One thing people can't refute however, is that MS are at least prepared to go after AAA IP (Tomb Raider, TitanFall), and have more incoming revenue via third party license fees. Unlike Nintendo who can only opt to pay for "low budget" throwaway exclusives like Ultra Street Fighter 2, BG&E2 (if rumours are correct) and Bayonetta 2. Sure, these titles have their fans, but they're not exactly high profile - more like high profile failures for their parent companies.
I will give you Monster Hunter though, but that just proves as to how Japan-centric Nintendo are, which isn't where the bulk of their revenue comes from.
Gamers may argue that MS are a non-entity in Japan, and that is true, but with their gaming market being heavily slanted towards handhelds, does it really matter if MS don't have a foot-hold? Japan hasn't been a gaming super-power for a while now, but irrespective of this belief, all the AAA Japanese games get released on MS/PS anyway. I don't see Switch getting the same level of support. A few token RPGs here and there (I am Setsuna), and some otaku gestures (Shin Megami Tensei) to sweeten the deal, but that's not exactly screaming "major WORLDWIDE success" confidence to me in terms of how much effort third parties are prepared to expend in terms of porting over their games.
The Switch just seems like a platform that caters towards low budget, low risk investments. And with AAA games costing so much to make, I doubt if Nintendo themselves will consider making another "high profile" for the Switch for a while, where the gaming budget is AAA. I mean, Splatoon 2 is nothing more than a tweaked version of Splatoon 1. Mario 3D World was arguably an upscaled version of Mario 3D Land...
Zelda BotW is coming out on Wii U AND Switch, so as to allow Nintendo to recoup their investment - much like MS have done regarding their PC/XB cross-play strategy. But at least MS don't charge £50 from the outset, and are prepared to drop the price in order to cater to the "pile them high, sell them cheap" mentality. Nintendo on the other hand are merely selling low budget games for a ridiculously high price - where the price won't drop. EVER. And this is where the vast bulk of dissatisfaction stems from... Nintendo products aren't priced appropriately enough in order to reflect their real world production values. When taking this into account, no wonder Nintendo manage to eke a profit.
The direct comparisons between MS and Nintendo are not really that relevant when you realise the two businesses are structured so very differently.
Funny that you say "at least MS are brave enough to ..." and "throwing enough new things at the wall" because that's one of the common complaints of Nintendo that they do that TOO much. Also 'Not scared to try out new things' and buying paid exclusives of established franchises such as RotTR are actually completely contradictory.
Going after exclusivity of big AAA franchises is not high on Nintendo's agenda because of their unbeatable library of first party IP's which other companies would die for, ergo they don't actually need to chase the exclusivity deals of the other consoles at great cost. Ultimately though my first statement sums it up, they are very different companies in approach and execution.
Does Nintendo really invest in new IP? Funny that, last time I checked, their first new IP (in how many months / years) was Splatoon.
"Going after exclusivity of big AAA franchises is not high on Nintendo's agenda because of their unbeatable library of first party IP's which other companies would die for" - probably explains why the 3DS is a Monster Hunter and Pokemon machine - none of which Nintendo actually wholly owns. Speaking of which, Monster Hunter was paid exclusivity on the part of Nintendo. So yeah, they do chase exclusivity deals. In a BIG way.
And is their IP of first party titles really unbeatable? Last time I checked, Star Fox Zero got voted one of the worst games of the year. And if Nintendo were so bullet-proof, Mario 3D World wouldn't have been outsold by Knack.The Vita has also outsold Wii U.
Also, the gist of my summation still stands. Irrespective of how salty fans may get... No-one cares about Nintendo.

You missed the point, they don't need new IP's they already have numerous ones other companies would die for. Mario is the most recognisable figure in gaming, period. Just because they don't use all their IP's as much as others that doesn't diminish their potential value. If you doubt that Nintendo's IP's are the envy of the rest of the industry I don't know what to tell you.
Starfox was absolutely a bad game because of the shoehorned-in controls with the Wii U gamepad, Nintendo being 'brave enough to try something new' (_;) Pokemon is made by second party studio GameFreak. Nintendo partly owns Pokemon with two other companies.. which they partly own. Nintendo essentially owns Pokemon. It's complicated exactly what stake without full disclosure but your free to go research it yourself.
I don't see what you're trying to prove anymore you seem like you have a dog in the fight. Claiming fans get 'salty' is all well and good but honestly that just makes you seems hypocritical based on how you are reacting to critique of your essays you spent the time writing here.
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It won't work unless you press the *share to Facebook* button at the bottom. £1.59 on Steam.Has trading cards too Enjoy! :3
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Monsti is a complete rip-off of Badland. This game is boring and repetitive, and the short music loop that plays constantly over the top makes it even worse.
Not sure how this type of garbage ends up on steam.
Play Badland instead it is much better.
Don't get it then. It's that simple really! Some people enjoy Monsti. I am sure people are not going to refrain from getting this because you advise to not! :D
Monsti is a complete rip-off of Badland. This game is boring and repetitive, and the short music loop that plays constantly over the top makes it even worse.
Not sure how this type of garbage ends up on steam.
Play Badland instead it is much better.
Doh; already own it.

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@Simply Games digital Wolfenstein The Old Blood is a standalone prequel to the critically acclaimed first-person action-adventure shooter, Wolfenstein The New Order. The adventure, which spans eig…
@Simply Games digital Wolfenstein The Old Blood is a standalone prequel to the critically acclaimed first-person action-adventure shooter, Wolfenstein The New Order. The adventure, which spans eig…
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Out of stock, as are most of the games on the website. Pity, I was looking forward to playing it.
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Bargain price. Time to finally pick it up to and see if they did in fact ruin it with more stealth.
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It is indeed. Dammit.
lomax
Bargain price. Time to finally pick it up to and see if they did in fact ruin it with more stealth.
its out of stock
Bargain price. Time to finally pick it up to and see if they did in fact ruin it with more stealth.
This reminds me, I have to get round to playing 'The New Order'. Been sitting in my steam account for months.
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Just make sure you don't accidentally buy the Battlefield 1/Titanfall 2 bundle instead of the 2 as separate purchases as it appears at £59.99 for some reason when going through to cart.

Edit: My mistake, the bundled price is for the deluxe editions of both.

Edited By: filthycatbox1 on Jan 07, 2017 16:40: Correction
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manc80
tonyt3rry
anyone know if the vpn prices are any lower
check out the previous post of this same deal for details......
do you mean the cdkeys one?

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/pc-battlefield-1-standard-edition-24-99-origin-2583227

This one. Along with other posts for this same deal talk about VPN. Not sure why this dupe post is still active as I am pretty sure this deal has been well and truly covered over the last couple of weeks. Heres a few more.....

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/fifa-17-for-pc-24-99-origin-2585186
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/ea-origin-game-store-less-than-half-price-xmas-sale-2584370
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/origin-holiday-sale-sims-4-16-66-origin-ea-store-2584124

Edit: Titanfall looks to be the only one not previously covered at least twice and its cheaper elsewhere....


Edited By: manc80 on Jan 07, 2017 09:30: .
manc80
tonyt3rry
anyone know if the vpn prices are any lower
check out the previous post of this same deal for details......
do you mean the cdkeys one?
Damn, i thought it was Battlefield 1,TitanFall 2 and Fifa 17 together for £24.99 from the title. Was lickin me lips.
tonyt3rry
anyone know if the vpn prices are any lower

check out the previous post of this same deal for details......
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AWD Titan Intel I5 6400 3.3GHz GTX 1070 8GB DDR5 VR Gaming PC £729.95 @ AWD-IT

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My first deal so please be gentle. Thought this was pretty cheap, surely capable at 1080 and 1440p gaming. Reviews on website seem positive. Obviously building this yourself might be cheaper but for t…
My first deal so please be gentle. Thought this was pretty cheap, surely capable at 1080 and 1440p gaming. Reviews on website seem positive. Obviously building this yourself might be cheaper but for t…
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ollie87
Decent enough deal. I'm REALLY not a fan of any prebuilt PC. I'm not upset about H110 either, it's FINE for what this rig is. Most people can't be arsed with overclocking properly.

I would always suggest you build your own for these reasons:

1) I will help you
2) You can customise it more to your liking
3) If one part fails you don't have to send the whole thing back
4) The warranty on individual parts is often 3 years, also you don't have to post the entire computer off at your own cost and worry about having is smashed up in the post.
5) It's very, very easy. If you can build IKEA furniture you can build a PC.

If you want to build your own for around this price I would recommend this:

PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/vHvCCy
Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/vHvCCy/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor (£144.00 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI H110M PRO-VD PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£47.89 @ More Computers)
Memory: PNY Anarchy 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£39.55 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Sandisk SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£56.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£25.00 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Palit GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dual Video Card (£377.94 @ Aria PC)
Case: Thermaltake Versa H23 ATX Mid Tower Case (£26.48 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£42.48 @ Aria PC)
Total: £760.33
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-31 18:47 GMT+0000

It'll cost you a little more but you'll get an SSD.


AndyDufresne
ollie87
Decent enough deal. I'm REALLY not a fan of any prebuilt PC. I'm not upset about H110 either, it's FINE for what this rig is. Most people can't be arsed with overclocking properly.
I would always suggest you build your own for these reasons:
1) I will help you
2) You can customise it more to your liking
3) If one part fails you don't have to send the whole thing back
4) The warranty on individual parts is often 3 years, also you don't have to post the entire computer off at your own cost and worry about having is smashed up in the post.
5) It's very, very easy. If you can build IKEA furniture you can build a PC.
If you want to build your own for around this price I would recommend this:
PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/vHvCCy
Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/vHvCCy/by_merchant/
CPU: Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor (£144.00 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI H110M PRO-VD PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£47.89 @ More Computers)
Memory: PNY Anarchy 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£39.55 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Sandisk SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£56.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£25.00 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Palit GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dual Video Card (£377.94 @ Aria PC)
Case: Thermaltake Versa H23 ATX Mid Tower Case (£26.48 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£42.48 @ Aria PC)
Total: £760.33
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-31 18:47 GMT+0000
It'll cost you a little more but you'll get an SSD.

What cooler would you suggest for this?


The stock one that comes with it is more than adequate
ollie87
Decent enough deal. I'm REALLY not a fan of any prebuilt PC. I'm not upset about H110 either, it's FINE for what this rig is. Most people can't be arsed with overclocking properly.
I would always suggest you build your own for these reasons:
1) I will help you
2) You can customise it more to your liking
3) If one part fails you don't have to send the whole thing back
4) The warranty on individual parts is often 3 years, also you don't have to post the entire computer off at your own cost and worry about having is smashed up in the post.
5) It's very, very easy. If you can build IKEA furniture you can build a PC.
If you want to build your own for around this price I would recommend this:
PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/vHvCCy
Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/vHvCCy/by_merchant/
CPU: Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor (£144.00 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI H110M PRO-VD PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£47.89 @ More Computers)
Memory: PNY Anarchy 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£39.55 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Sandisk SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£56.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£25.00 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Palit GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dual Video Card (£377.94 @ Aria PC)
Case: Thermaltake Versa H23 ATX Mid Tower Case (£26.48 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£42.48 @ Aria PC)
Total: £760.33
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-31 18:47 GMT+0000
It'll cost you a little more but you'll get an SSD.

What cooler would you suggest for this?
ollie87
seancampbell
(source: CPU boss).
And there it it, all credibility lost.
A i5-6400 is more than enough for a gaming rig with a GTX 1070, we are aiming for value for money here.
Let's do some quick analysis of that shall we...http://i.imgur.com/P9AxVRq.gif
A i5-6400 and a basic motherboard is £201.89
A i5-6600k, a proper CPU cooler (especially since the 6600k doesn't even come with a stock cooler!) and a Z170 motherboard that will make use of the overclocking ability is £350.03
So that's a 73.38% increase of price for a 19.56% increase in performance. £148.14 taken away from the GTX 1070 price is £229.80. The best GPU you can get for that is either a GTX 1060 or a RX 480, both of which are smashed by the GTX 1070. And since this is a budget 1440p/4K/VR rig a GTX 1060 or RX 480 wouldn't cut it.
Spend the money where you need it, this is a gaming rig not a video editing rig. You need GPU power. Increasingly games don't make use of CPU power. Look at JERMgaming's PotatoMasher, it's a cheap rig using a overclocked i5 750 and it's still not hitting 100% usage in games nearly eight years after launch.

I agree mostly but I would have to say buying a decent motherboard is quite high on my list. But then again I don't know the spec on the motherboard you linked.

The mobo I have is an MSI gaming model and other than looking nice through my windowed case, it allows me to control fan speed through the bios based on the temperature of my computer. The board also has plenty of connections for fans and other connectivity.

The board also has good software for updates etc, really easy to use BIOS , some kind of sound enhancement and network enhancer

Apparently it's made from some good components which sound fancy and mean nothing to me also :P

I'm no expert on these things and maybe the motherboard you linked does all these things too, but my opinion is based on the comparison between my old cheap board and my newer MSI gaming board .

Totally agree on the CPU though, I'm still getting by with an AMD 6350 and to be honest, I am playing most games at 1440p and even some at 4K quite comfortably
garybb
Well im running a i5 4460&16gb Ram with a GTX 1070 and it runs like a dream. Times have changed games are more GPU intensive than CPU.
Good price.

Looking at a build for a mate and thinking more ram and an ssd are probably a better investment than a higher cpu. He only plays dota anyway!
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Turtle Beach XO Seven Xbox One Headset - £59.99 @ Turtle Beach

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Not as good as the previous £49.99 deal at Amazon but currently cheapest around. Highly rated headset, Ive been looking around the £40-50 mark for a headset and was going to order the XO Four (£40.…
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Decided to order them myself was hoping by the votes there was a better deal around but I can't see anything on here
Thanks good price missed out on the Amazon ones, but for a tenner more there a descent deal, shame this has gone so cold beings they are the cheapest on the market
I bought them from amazon with the 49.99 deal. Good headset. A little tight but hopefully they'll loosen a little over time. The mic monitor volume is almost non existent though, it's my only issue with them. Build quality of them is top notch.
The Seven Series Headsets by TurtleBeach were great at time of introduction and still hold up well compared to other headsets - to get an X0 Seven Pro for less than 60 quid is a good deal, given this has enhanced features - I'm still using my Seven Gamers with surround sound and never had an issue, brought 6 Sevens in total all from the USA as a bulk purchase and all working fine after 2 years beating.


Edited By: chrisrogers1 on Dec 30, 2016 19:33
I'd love to know too, sometimes this website amazes me.

If it's cheaper elsewhere or there's a better/alternative product for similar price I would genuinely love to know
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Samsung UE40KU6400 Silver/Black - 40inch 4K Ultra HD TV with UHD at Co-Op Electrical for £399.00

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Don't post deals much guys but I've had my eyes on this for a while. Yes not a 10 bit panel, but decent opinions on this for the price range. I hope this can help someone. Price shown as £429…
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can someone who knows more about TVs than me (which isn't hard) help me out with some pointers?

Looking to upgrade from my 36" Sony tv which is quite old and 1080i to a better 1080p 40" screen. Mostly use it for PS4 (not pro) and netflix so don't think I need 4k. I figured there'd be loads of big price drops and eBay bargains once everyone got 4Ks for Xmas/Jan sales but I don't really know what set I should be looking for. Don't mind spending a bit more money if there will be a noticeable difference in picture quality, but equally if I'll do almost as well with a refurb £110 set as I will with a £350 new one then I'll save my money. All help appreciated!
Easy2BCheesy
It's a good screen. I use one as a desktop PC monitor and it's excellent.
Don't go in thinking it can do HDR, because it can't.
how do you find it for pc monitor? I was wanting to go for this for the same reason, but thought it might be a bit big for the desk?
pimmzy
If everyone is looking for 100 htz then it will be a lot more expensive.
People want more than they actually need without knowing why!

I can easily tell the difference between a 100hz set and 50/60hz.
dz1
Refresh rate is only 60Hz. Looking for 100Hz minimum.

Good luck finding a TV (especially for this price) with true 100Hz. They're all simulated.
If everyone is looking for 100 htz then it will be a lot more expensive.
People want more than they actually need without knowing why!
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HP Omen 870-095na Gaming PC £749.95 + 3 year guarantee @ John Lewis

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This is marked at £999.00 in the HP Store, so a saving of £250.00. It seems like a lot of computer for the price, although I'm sure some people would prefer more power or less Windows! ;) Wi-Fi equ…
This is marked at £999.00 in the HP Store, so a saving of £250.00. It seems like a lot of computer for the price, although I'm sure some people would prefer more power or less Windows! ;) Wi-Fi equ…
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gowf
The metaphor fails on its basic premise which is that kit cars are difficult to make and are not mainstream. Or that they require advanced machinery or expertise. Amateur pc builds are non of the above.
My metaphor made no mention or reference to the difficulty involved in building a kit car, merely that they are cheaper.
The metaphor fails on its basic premise which is that kit cars are difficult to make and are not mainstream. Or that they require advanced machinery or expertise. Amateur pc builds are non of the above.
r3dhotukdeals
BeneCog
Cool story, anyway.
BeneCog
I think you're missing the point that it's quite redundant to compare a rig with a pre-made. Others already made the point about value for money but I appreciate your input anyway
https://s29.postimg.org/osh5zb4ur/image.jpg
You clearly think it's OK to compare two different propositions. I don't think it's worth continuing to illustrate why it isn't. Hope you have a pleasant new year.
BeneCog
Cool story, anyway.

BeneCog
I think you're missing the point that it's quite redundant to compare a rig with a pre-made. Others already made the point about value for money but I appreciate your input anyway

https://s29.postimg.org/osh5zb4ur/image.jpg

Edited By: r3dhotukdeals on Dec 28, 2016 15:41
Bertz99
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Not great value imo...
I've just built my own with i5 6600K, 16gb RAM, 550w PSU and 3gb 1060 for a lot less than this.
Overclocked to 4.8ghz this aft!
You're comparing a kit-car to a factory-made car. Of-course the kit-car will cost less, because you're not paying for labour - only parts. Cool story, anyway.
Your analogy falls over when you consider scale - they pay nothing like what we do buying individual components and paying the retail chain in between. Good examples where you can't build for the cost is the budget servers which are often posted on here and would allow good basis to upgrade into gaming machines such as dell t20 or lenovo ts140 that are bargains with cashback deals.
Thanks, but this was a metaphor rather than a case-study comparison. Appreciate the input though! PCs are way too complicated an area for someone like me, so it all helps!
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Watch Dogs 2 Gold Edition PC £38.49 @ GamersGate

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This edition is for uPlay. 1 Day 13 hours left for this deal. Watch Dogs®2 Gold Edition icludes: The game The Deluxe Pack: 2 personalisation packs The Season Pass
This edition is for uPlay. 1 Day 13 hours left for this deal. Watch Dogs®2 Gold Edition icludes: The game The Deluxe Pack: 2 personalisation packs The Season Pass
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donbarney
make sure you got at least a i7 or you will be struggling with this game!
Might wanna be more specific. The first i7 came out in 2008/2009 and I'm pretty sure you don't mean that one although it does hold out pretty well these days considering its age coupled with a GTX970 (I have one)



Edited By: JustExtreme on Dec 25, 2016 18:54
ShineHunter
Cheaper on Uplay with the 33% off and using 100 uplay credits for another 20%.
£37.51 ish


​definitely a cheaper option but some people like me might not have the 100 uplay points, I ended opting for this as the other cheap option
Cheaper on Uplay with the 33% off and using 100 uplay credits for another 20%.
£37.51 ish
seems a few people have voted cold probably due to the game itself, but this definitely the cheapest with season pass.
donbarney
make sure you got at least a i7 or you will be struggling with this game!


​i7 32gb ram 680gtx will computer say no?
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Limited Edition Art Books at Forbidden Planet - Watch Dogs, Fable Legends & 300: Rise of An Empire £9.99 each (+ Delivery approx £5.50)

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Assetto Corsa PS4 DLC Season Pass £11.99 @ Playstation Store

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Had this on my wishlist for a while, been waiting for a price drop. As part of the PS Store January Sale, the price has been reduced 52% from £24.99. The DLC Season Pass gives you access to the fol…
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Is this game any better than it was on release? Also is it worth it without a wheel?
The game's had a few updates which have definitely improved it since its release, multiplayer is more active now than it was at launch too. As a game in terms of the little details, I'd say it's not as polished as titles such as Forza or Gran Turismo. But as a simulation it's top-notch, by far the best simulation on console to date. There are still improvements in the pipeline from the developer too.
As a wheel user, I'll say it's perfectly playable with a controller. But as with any sim, most enjoyment comes when played with a steering wheel. The prestige edition is currently £19.99 at GAME, at that price it's definitely worth it IMO.
Cheers OP. I got the base game for £18 so with this it will tot up to £30 which is what it should have cost with all these cars in the first place
Is this game any better than it was on release? Also is it worth it without a wheel?
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I didn't realise how good this deal was at the time. Wish I could turn the clock back.
TallerPaul
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i used flubit elite (30 day free trial) got this for £23.91 Delivered, my first quote was £25 then fired it through again and it was £24 odd and tried again and got the max 15% discount at £23.91 ok wont be here till over a week but that's the festive holidays, tried it with the link but it auto declines seems can't get the link for less than £16 ... i bought an xbox 360 wired controller too for £19.12 delivered
Well that was an utter waste of time and money.....
They take the money before everything is dispatched.
So the xbox controller has not been dispatched although paid for.
The steam controller with case was £23.91 they took payment but cancelled order as fireworks merchant ltd had no stock.
Resubmitted hoping to maybe get another merchant however the price wouldnt come up as the same so i had to settle with £25... today they cancel my order again as their merchants have none in stock.
Go to Game website relising i should just admit defeat to find that the contoller plus case is now out of stock and although i can buy the normal controller without case flubit wont even consider offering a discount on it ... i think if i'm left to pay the current price i would prefer getting the free case but it looks like the sale will end before they get restocked :(
Thats about 10 orders i've placed with flubit and 8 of them have been cancelled a couple days after for no stock.

I called them out on Twitter... they don't like it. The more people do it the more they might pull their thumb out of their harris. Their social media rep is a tool.
I just wanted to say this deal is also available in store, I just asked for the controller and they said you get a free case with it. thanks
TallerPaul
i used flubit elite (30 day free trial) got this for £23.91 Delivered, my first quote was £25 then fired it through again and it was £24 odd and tried again and got the max 15% discount at £23.91 ok wont be here till over a week but that's the festive holidays, tried it with the link but it auto declines seems can't get the link for less than £16 ... i bought an xbox 360 wired controller too for £19.12 delivered

Well that was an utter waste of time and money.....
They take the money before everything is dispatched.
So the xbox controller has not been dispatched although paid for.
The steam controller with case was £23.91 they took payment but cancelled order as fireworks merchant ltd had no stock.
Resubmitted hoping to maybe get another merchant however the price wouldnt come up as the same so i had to settle with £25... today they cancel my order again as their merchants have none in stock.

Go to Game website relising i should just admit defeat to find that the contoller plus case is now out of stock and although i can buy the normal controller without case flubit wont even consider offering a discount on it ... i think if i'm left to pay the current price i would prefer getting the free case but it looks like the sale will end before they get restocked :(

Thats about 10 orders i've placed with flubit and 8 of them have been cancelled a couple days after for no stock.
i used flubit elite (30 day free trial) got this for £23.91 Delivered, my first quote was £25 then fired it through again and it was £24 odd and tried again and got the max 15% discount at £23.91 ok wont be here till over a week but that's the festive holidays, tried it with the link but it auto declines seems can't get the link for less than £16 ... i bought an xbox 360 wired controller too for £19.12 delivered
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XCOM: The Board Game @ 2k only £28.79

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4 player board game. Hoping its as good as the actual game. Only £28.79 including delivery, seems to go for around 48 elsewhere.. Destroy UFOs. Research alien technology. Defend your base. Uncover
4 player board game. Hoping its as good as the actual game. Only £28.79 including delivery, seems to go for around 48 elsewhere.. Destroy UFOs. Research alien technology. Defend your base. Uncover
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All out of stock now. Great deal, thanks OP
Great price for this, cheapest around.
Fantastic price for this. Not a game I'm after and was still half tempted.
It's a great game, but you need to run an app on your phone or tablet (apple or android) and to play it properly you need all 4 people to be on the ball doing each round against the clock on the app. There is an untimed game mode but it's really just to learn how to play.
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NOTE: Direct Debit only, which some don't like - just warning. If you love this sort of thing then a stated 80% off can't be sniffed at. This is £4.99 an issue normally. This offer entitles new
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Done this loads of times, great magazine as well. I've never called them to cancel as just canx the DD with the bank.
Why not just find scans of old gaming mags online for free? Amiga Format, C&VG etc.

Then hunt for sources for the ROMs/Disk images.
Magazine is a disappointment. But its easy to cancel, just cancel your direct debit
Heated great deal. Yes I have used imagine publishing a lot in the past for magazines. Of course you can cancel at any time, just like with any magazine subscription they deliberately set it up so you can't cancel online and have to call up. That said they don't try and force you to stay on your subscription or anything, the most I have had is them asking if you want to try another mag that is on offer at the time....

I like Retro Gamer a lot, wish there were more retro mags around, think they will come with time as it is a growing niche as there are more and more adult gamers with fond memories of their childhood systems.
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Steep £29.51 / Sniper Elite 4 £28.79 / Resident Evil 7 £29.51 / Valve Complete Pack £12.59 Plus more! @ Green Man Gaming

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link to amazon please as I can't find it either
Resident Evil 7 is showing at £42 on Amazon ???
jimmyjimmyo
Res evil is £26 on Amazon (24 if you have prime)

Never realised it was that cheap on amazon :O
Res evil is £26 on Amazon (24 if you have prime)
CD keys is cheaper
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The Computer Magazine Archives

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Found this whilst scouring the net for freebies just, thought it may have been allready mentioned? But if it hasn't worth a look they have multi language magazines for computers and also gaming magazi…
Found this whilst scouring the net for freebies just, thought it may have been allready mentioned? But if it hasn't worth a look they have multi language magazines for computers and also gaming magazi…
WIZARDZSYS Avatar2m, 1w agoFound 2 months, 1 week ago22 Comments
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jamgin
Sadly I have a 1983 copy of PCW sat on my shelf...Perhaps ought to scan for the archive.
Lol. 800K dual floppy drive £700!!!
Just goes to show how quickly prices were tumbling and specs increasing back then - my 1981 Your Computer has a dual CP/M 320K drive for £740 !
Sadly I have a 1983 copy of PCW sat on my shelf...Perhaps ought to scan for the archive.

Lol. 800K dual floppy drive £700!!!
johnsmith1997
caffineking
X)X) Just found some copies of Sinclair User! Used to spend hours typing out the 'Program Printouts' only for them never to work. Happy days!!
Most of us from the 80s will have had that experience.
Later on mags came with cassettes stuck on the front,saves typing.:D


​The military grade tape used to attach them to the magazine ripped the cover to shreds.
terriclarkfan
johnsmith1997
caffineking
X)X) Just found some copies of Sinclair User! Used to spend hours typing out the 'Program Printouts' only for them never to work. Happy days!!
Most of us from the 80s will have had that experience.
Later on mags came with cassettes stuck on the front,saves typing.:D
Cassettes? You were lucky.....
Later progressed onto cover floppy discs and then CDs.:D
Tip Top - Cheers OP
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Sonic the Hedgehog Greenhill Xmas Jumper, £19.99 delivered @ GAME

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Been waiting for a price reduction on this cracking retro/xmas Sonic Jumper which is an exclusive to GAME. Has been at £24.99 and just dropped to £19.99. All sizes available, free delivery. Or Click '…
Been waiting for a price reduction on this cracking retro/xmas Sonic Jumper which is an exclusive to GAME. Has been at £24.99 and just dropped to £19.99. All sizes available, free delivery. Or Click '…
noahsdad Avatar2m, 1w agoFound 2 months, 1 week ago44 Comments
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majica8
Already have the red one but couldn't resist, especially not considering my £5 of reward points to redeem on it too :D

Bought the blue just now and strongly considering the red one. The more I look at it, the more I like it. Think it is the "Merry Xmas" where the "Sonic the Hedgehog" would normally be that finishes it off nicely.


​The red one is nice, though I'm finding because it's knitted it's getting a bit fluffy on the front which is a shame. Maybe I should just wear it less! :P Prefer how much more Christmassy it is over the blue one too which is why I went for it first. I do like the blue one though.
noahsdad
TeamTed
Cold: use of the word 'xmas'.
Great to have you in the HUKD community, just keep on contributing...

Cold: use of the word 'community'.
Why is this marked as expired when it's clearly not?
TeamTed
Cold: use of the word 'xmas'.

Great to have you in the HUKD community, just keep on contributing...
Bought the blue one in my local store yesterday, quite well made.
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PC Vibration Feedback Racing Wheel With Pedals - £39.99 at Amazon

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Seems like a very cheap price for a PC wheel and pedals (with force feedback). It's probably nowhere near the Logitech G920 in terms of quality, but it's also £140 cheaper. Obvious limitation is th…
Seems like a very cheap price for a PC wheel and pedals (with force feedback). It's probably nowhere near the Logitech G920 in terms of quality, but it's also £140 cheaper. Obvious limitation is th…
Grobbendonk Avatar2m, 1w agoFound 2 months, 1 week ago17 Comments
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ricky1234561
Vibration feedback, don't think that's really the same as force feedback.


Hence the price..
Vibration feedback, don't think that's really the same as force feedback.
Snakeyes646
aaronlovesfood
cold
Why?
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aaronlovesfood
cold


Why?
oUkTuRkEyIII
Hmmm, the stick is on the wrong side. I'd be like driving a cheap rental car on the Autobahn! :D
I had similar thoughts when playing Doom. I thought I wouldn't have the energy to run around and jump whilst murdering things and carrying all of these weapons.
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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition + Terminal Bonus (PC Steam) 59% off £24.58 / Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare + Terminal Bonus (PC Steam) EU Version + 1 Random Steam Key 77% off £11.86 @ gamesdeal

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Cracking price for Standard and Legacy Editions! Standard edition Link Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Digital Legacy Edition includes: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Call of Duty: Moder…
Cracking price for Standard and Legacy Editions! Standard edition Link Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Digital Legacy Edition includes: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Call of Duty: Moder…
msmyth Avatar2m, 2w agoFound 2 months, 2 weeks ago9 Comments
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Multiplayer with no anti-cheat? Really!?

:( cheaters are the losers of the internet. And ruin every game like GTA online is awful on pc because of these cheating insects and many games on 360 inc cod's overrun with hacks and cheating scum

oops got carried away there :(
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Hate cheaters. Surely theres a way where they could pick up on any sort of ateration at all and ban them. If its console they should be banned from online completely not just the game
shikztheurbanlegend

Multiplayer with no anti-cheat? Really!?

:( cheaters are the losers of the internet. And ruin every game like GTA online is awful on pc because of these cheating insects and many games on 360 inc cod's overrun with hacks and cheating scum

oops got carried away there :(
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Hate cheaters. Surely theres a way where they could pick up on any sort of ateration at all and ban them. If its console they should be banned from online completely not just the game
Really worth taking a look at Steam reviews before buying Infinite Warfare on PC, awful lot of people complaining about some pretty major technical issues with the game.
I hone honestly wouldn't bother with it. It appears cheap, but in reality MWR is broken and IW is poor. I got it for 26.99 on black friday and feel ripped off at that price. So many problems with the PC port of MWR and they don't appear to be getting fixed.
Hot deal if you compare to the RRP though.
Multiplayer with no anti-cheat? Really!?[/quote]
:( cheaters are the losers of the internet. And ruin every game like GTA online is awful on pc because of these cheating insects and many games on 360 inc cod's overrun with hacks and cheating scum

oops got carried away there :(

Edited By: shikztheurbanlegend on Dec 13, 2016 12:52
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LG 34UC79G 34" Curved IPS Gaming Monitor £569.99 inc delivery @ Ebuyer

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£569.99 @ Ebuyer
Seems to be the cheapest around, may help somone. 144Hz freesnyc IPS monitor. 2560x1080 1ms Motion Blur Reduction 144Hz Refresh Rate Freesync Black Stabiliser and Dynamic Action Sync 2560 x 1…
Seems to be the cheapest around, may help somone. 144Hz freesnyc IPS monitor. 2560x1080 1ms Motion Blur Reduction 144Hz Refresh Rate Freesync Black Stabiliser and Dynamic Action Sync 2560 x 1…
hitman007 Avatar2m, 2w agoFound 2 months, 2 weeks ago9 Comments
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This is the normal price for the monitor. Not a deal imo.
kanjimoore
there is a Korean VA 34 inch 3440x1440 100hz for around this price irc

Not in the uk.
Microboard M340CLZ ?
kanjimoore
there is a Korean VA 34 inch 3440x1440 100hz for around this price irc
there is a Korean VA 34 inch 3440x1440 100hz for around this price irc
tomsiva1
Any deals you have spotted for similar but with more resolution ?


​this am looking for 75hz and above at 1440p