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BenQ ZOWIE XL2411 24" 144Hz - Ebuyer - £229.97 Free Delivery

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£229.97 @ Ebuyer
Might not be for everyone but a great monitor with some sterling reviews. It's currently the same price as Amazon's lowest price ever on this item - not usually so well discounted. Read More
Might not be for everyone but a great monitor with some sterling reviews. It's currently the same price as Amazon's lowest price ever on this item - not usually so well discounted.
Pulse_uk Avatar1d, 21h agoFound 1 day, 21 hours ago3 Comments
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I have been hunting for a 144hz monitor for almost a year, but been too cheap to buy the 1440p 27" ones. I finally found a cheap 24" FHD 144" Acer XB240H rev1 (no gsync) one for £150 that I bought while waiting on gsync2/freesync2 to come out.

I very seriously considered this monitor, but since I only consider 24" FHD ones a stepping stone, was too cheap to splash out for it...
Lahn
Great price, not sure why this is cold... silly HUKD

Not really sure, when it's the cheapest price by ~10% than any other reputable supplier. Even when you compare with other competitors offerings, it's in a similar price point for arguably superior quality.

I guess people don't consider it a special deal. Constructive criticism would be helpful, always used to be the way. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. It's true that performance technology often gets voted cold because people believe there is some sort of false economy; it is a shame as HotUkDeals is the first place I go to track these types of deals.

Edited By: Pulse_uk on Apr 27, 2017 11:19
Great price, not sure why this is cold... silly HUKD
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Kingston HYPERX Cloud Core KHX Gaming Headset (PC, XBOX, PS4) £39.96 Delivered (EU Shipping) @ Gearbest

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£39.96 @ GearBest
Cheapest around that I can see at the moment, ships from EU also 8) Use code HYPEMJ whilst logged in to get advertised price Main Features: 53mm large neodymium driver unit, brings you an… Read More
Cheapest around that I can see at the moment, ships from EU also 8) Use code HYPEMJ whilst logged in to get advertised price Main Features: 53mm large neodymium driver unit, brings you an…
msmyth Avatar1w, 2d agoFound 1 week, 2 days ago11 Comments
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LOGITECH Artemis Spectrum RGB G633 £59.99 WITH CODE PCGAMING20 @ Currys

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£59.99 @ Currys
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Use code PCGAMING20 at checkout
rev6 Avatar1w, 4d agoFound 1 week, 4 days ago2 Comments
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No mic


there is boom type noise-cancelling microphone

heat

Edited By: borosidf on Apr 17, 2017 14:59: heat
No mic
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Edimax CV-7438nDM N600 Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Entertainment Bridge for Smart TV, Blu-ray, Gaming & Music Streaming, for £18.79, was £50.99, saving £32.20 (63%), at Amazon Dispatched from and sold by UK Surplus Central Ltd

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Edimax CV-7438nDM N600 Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Entertainment Bridge for Smart TV, Blu-ray, Gaming & Music Streaming, for £18.79, was £50.99, saving £32.20 (63%), at Amazon. This looks like a ve… Read More
Edimax CV-7438nDM N600 Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Entertainment Bridge for Smart TV, Blu-ray, Gaming & Music Streaming, for £18.79, was £50.99, saving £32.20 (63%), at Amazon. This looks like a ve…
amour3k Avatar2w, 1d agoFound 2 weeks, 1 day ago4 Comments
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freestyle
Got one of these and fits my needs perfectly, faster wifi speeds to all my devices under the tv

Glad to hear your positive feedback/usage on this Device still. :-)
Got one of these and fits my needs perfectly, faster wifi speeds to all my devices under the tv
i tried one one of these, rubbish tbh. The android apps which were recommended to use for streaming were flaky, most times not finding the device on WiFi. It's not cool but looks like a mixture between an ugly shoe and a horn. I bought a Google Chromecast audio after this which is so good I now have 3. They just work and are tiny so can be hidden. I would avoid the edimax here.
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CORSAIR MM200 Extended Gaming Surface - Black - £17.99 - Amazon - Prime Exclusive

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£17.99 @ Amazon
The cheapest it's ever been according to camelcamelcamel! :) £17.99 https://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/product/B0149QBQE4 Read More
The cheapest it's ever been according to camelcamelcamel! :) £17.99 https://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/product/B0149QBQE4
mrbennett09 Avatar2w, 2d agoFound 2 weeks, 2 days ago3 Comments
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My kids have one of these and the newer MM300 with stitched edges. This one is fraying quite badly after a year but the MM300 is good as new. Corsair dropped the MM300 down to £14.99 in November last year, hopefully son number one's MM200 will last until they next do another sale so I can replace it.


That was a price error. I remember that
My kids have one of these and the newer MM300 with stitched edges. This one is fraying quite badly after a year but the MM300 is good as new. Corsair dropped the MM300 down to £14.99 in November last year, hopefully son number one's MM200 will last until they next do another sale so I can replace it.
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Nintendo E-Shop £25 voucher for £23.99, further 5% with Facebook code @ CDKeys

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Cheapest I can find. Read More
Cheapest I can find.
crazygoldfish Avatar2w, 2d agoFound 2 weeks, 2 days ago12 Comments
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I'm glad they have them back in stock. The £15 for £14.99 isn't such a great deal ha.
Sorted it
How do i get the facebook code please?
ST3123
crazygoldfish
ST3123
Sorry but cold. This is cdkeys regular price for it. Yes its a saving but only a tiny one. Has been a bit lower before, think its been £22.99 before 5% a few times but now the switch is out they have zero incentive to reduce them.
Lets face it compared to the price gouging with switch games and accessories, this will probably be like deal of the decade to switch owners....
Show me where it's cheaper right now. Or tell me how to build a time machine to catch it at the pricing in the past
I can't do either, just saying it's not a special offer as it's this price all the time, so debatable as a deal, maybe better as a heads up in the misc section. They occasionally come up cheaper on eBay but beware of dodgy sellers and I once got one very cheap with a Zeek promotion though Zeek are terrible for stock and hardly ever have them.
Also when I voted I also considered the time required for this vs just paying by credit card on the eshop. For us with an account no time at all, but for a new user they have to set up an account and go through cdkeys verification process, Can't remember what they did when I signed up, but these days it's hard to find a digital goods seller that doesn't demand at least some kind of ID or something and going through all that rigmarole for a at best 9% barely seems worth it to me, but each to their own....
Agreed credit card is easier, I never buy any e goods from eBay.
crazygoldfish
ST3123
Sorry but cold. This is cdkeys regular price for it. Yes its a saving but only a tiny one. Has been a bit lower before, think its been £22.99 before 5% a few times but now the switch is out they have zero incentive to reduce them.
Lets face it compared to the price gouging with switch games and accessories, this will probably be like deal of the decade to switch owners....
Show me where it's cheaper right now. Or tell me how to build a time machine to catch it at the pricing in the past

I can't do either, just saying it's not a special offer as it's this price all the time, so debatable as a deal, maybe better as a heads up in the misc section. They occasionally come up cheaper on eBay but beware of dodgy sellers and I once got one very cheap with a Zeek promotion though Zeek are terrible for stock and hardly ever have them.

Also when I voted I also considered the time required for this vs just paying by credit card on the eshop. For us with an account no time at all, but for a new user they have to set up an account and go through cdkeys verification process, Can't remember what they did when I signed up, but these days it's hard to find a digital goods seller that doesn't demand at least some kind of ID or something and going through all that rigmarole for a at best 9% barely seems worth it to me, but each to their own....
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Free Rage, Anger, Excitement and Addiction- Edgy Bird, on Android

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£0.00 @ Google play
If you Loved/Hated Flappy Bird then your gonna Love/Hate this game even more, Might even have you pulling you your hair out but definitely worth a try, Really challenging but a lot less irritating. Read More
If you Loved/Hated Flappy Bird then your gonna Love/Hate this game even more, Might even have you pulling you your hair out but definitely worth a try, Really challenging but a lot less irritating.
NewGamer Avatar2w, 3d agoFound 2 weeks, 3 days ago3 Comments
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ST3123
yeah, it's ad supported, hence always free just like the thousands of other android games. The special ones are the paid ones they make free for limited time usually no ads or IAPs or at least less intrusive IAPs....
precisely. I hate how mobile gaming is often infected with IAPs or ads.
yeah, it's ad supported, hence always free just like the thousands of other android games. The special ones are the paid ones they make free for limited time usually no ads or IAPs or at least less intrusive IAPs....
This looks like its always free, not a price slash
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Logitech G602 wireless gaming mouse £39.99 + free P&P @ Maplin/Amazon, potential TCB

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£39.99 @ Maplin
* Enduring battery life (up to 250 hours) * Delta zero sensor technology * Ultra low latency wireless gaming technology * Performance/Endurance switch * High-durability switches Seems Read More
* Enduring battery life (up to 250 hours) * Delta zero sensor technology * Ultra low latency wireless gaming technology * Performance/Endurance switch * High-durability switches Seems
gunjin Avatar3w, 15h agoFound 3 weeks, 15 hours ago11 Comments
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Great price fantastic mouse!
Great price! I got this a while ago for about £10 more and it's a super comfortable mouse.
I love this mouse, so much so that I've already bought one as a spare when one of my other two breaks.

Also the sensor is smack bang in the middle, tried a few others with the sensor offset to the left or right and it just feels weird.
My G602, ive changed batteries once in about a year, medium to heavy user
roycom
My G602 goes through batteries about every 2-3 months with extremely heavy use, my G700s needs 1 or 2 charges per day under the same conditions. I also find the G602 better ergonomically.

Music to my ears, roycom!
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Endless Legend (PC/Mac) - £5.50 - Instant Gaming

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This is one of the lowest prices I've seen for Endless Legend. I was actually surprised by how much I liked it when I picked it up last year. The Winter mechanic really mixes up the gameplay, and Read More
This is one of the lowest prices I've seen for Endless Legend. I was actually surprised by how much I liked it when I picked it up last year. The Winter mechanic really mixes up the gameplay, and
Malkaurai Avatar3w, 18h agoFound 3 weeks, 18 hours agoAdd Comment
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Inside (PC) - £10.93 - Instant Gaming

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[UPDATE]If you own Limbo on Steam you can get hold of Inside for just £8.99. Just add it to your basket and the discount will appear at the checkout. Cheers to blooo for the heads-up! While it Read More
[UPDATE]If you own Limbo on Steam you can get hold of Inside for just £8.99. Just add it to your basket and the discount will appear at the checkout. Cheers to blooo for the heads-up! While it
Malkaurai Avatar3w, 2d agoFound 3 weeks, 2 days ago11 Comments
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Note that Inside is included in this monthly Humble Bundle deal (at £9.69):
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/steam-dirt-rally-inside-part-s-humble-monthly-9-69-humblebundle-2658326
bloooo
http://i.imgur.com/PsCXetP.png
Oh, sweet!!
Heat given for the £8.99 promo although I'll gladly wait for a better price.
Brilliant game
I received a giftable voucher for this on steam for 40% off.
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Gigabyte Nvidia GTX 1070 8GB £379.98 @ Amazon

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£379.98 @ Amazon
Great saving of 80 pounds on a really good graphics card! Lowest price amazon have ever gone down to on this graphics card so grab whilst you can! Read More
Great saving of 80 pounds on a really good graphics card! Lowest price amazon have ever gone down to on this graphics card so grab whilst you can!
ekkosaur Avatar1m, 1d agoFound 1 month, 1 day ago11 Comments
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I'm playing witcher 3 at the minute. Settings high over 60fps. Funny you mention nvidia optimised games while the other guy mention doom which on Vulcan or dx12 is same but for amd. Remove you bias and both the 480 and 1060 are perfect for playing 1080p on high settings.
colquhounconnor
Twinsenx
corrazy
Asunai
I will be interested in a decent GPU with a good cooler for 1080p games. Which will you guys be recommending? Was either consider 1070, 1060 or even RX480. But AMD from my past experience are quite loud and some heat issue(6870, 7970).
You don't need a 1070 for 1080p. I've an 8GB MSI gaming x 480. It works perfectly, as would any other 480 or 1060 (6GB) one
Gaming RX 480 might work perfectly but not everyone wants to play on low to medium details.
really seems u don't know how good it runs doom and other games at ultra @1080p with 60 and above fps if you are gunna spread misinformation go somewhere else.
One game, Doom.
Try to run any AAA game like witcher, deus ex, ghost recon on ultra, then we can talk.
Sure it can run few older games on ultra even, csgo and the like can run on a toaster these days.
colquhounconnor
Twinsenx
corrazy
Asunai
I will be interested in a decent GPU with a good cooler for 1080p games. Which will you guys be recommending? Was either consider 1070, 1060 or even RX480. But AMD from my past experience are quite loud and some heat issue(6870, 7970).
You don't need a 1070 for 1080p. I've an 8GB MSI gaming x 480. It works perfectly, as would any other 480 or 1060 (6GB) one
Gaming RX 480 might work perfectly but not everyone wants to play on low to medium details.
really seems u don't know how good it runs doom and other games at ultra @1080p with 60 and above fps if you are gunna spread misinformation go somewhere else.
They may be confusing the RX 480 with the GTX 480? :{
Twinsenx
corrazy
Asunai
I will be interested in a decent GPU with a good cooler for 1080p games. Which will you guys be recommending? Was either consider 1070, 1060 or even RX480. But AMD from my past experience are quite loud and some heat issue(6870, 7970).
You don't need a 1070 for 1080p. I've an 8GB MSI gaming x 480. It works perfectly, as would any other 480 or 1060 (6GB) one

Gaming RX 480 might work perfectly but not everyone wants to play on low to medium details.




really seems u don't know how good it runs doom and other games at ultra @1080p with 60 and above fps if you are gunna spread misinformation go somewhere else.
Twinsenx
corrazy
Asunai
I will be interested in a decent GPU with a good cooler for 1080p games. Which will you guys be recommending? Was either consider 1070, 1060 or even RX480. But AMD from my past experience are quite loud and some heat issue(6870, 7970).
You don't need a 1070 for 1080p. I've an 8GB MSI gaming x 480. It works perfectly, as would any other 480 or 1060 (6GB) one
Gaming RX 480 might work perfectly but not everyone wants to play on low to medium details.

given i'm playing everything on high, and the likes of overwatch/csgo on ultra on 1440p i beg to differ.
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[PC] Dawn of War III £28.99 - cdkeys (27.54 with 5% like)

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Step into a brutal battle between three warring factions In Dawn of War III you will have no choice but to face your foes when a catastrophic weapon is found on the mysterious world of Acheron. Read More
Step into a brutal battle between three warring factions In Dawn of War III you will have no choice but to face your foes when a catastrophic weapon is found on the mysterious world of Acheron.
manapausejp Avatar1m, 2w agoFound 1 month, 2 weeks ago4 Comments
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Did you find it cheaper
manapausejp
AzzaBDealories
Can you cancel pre orders on CD keys? ive never been in the position to try
Good question, not sure mate
Just contacted them and they say they do :)

Edited By: AzzaBDealories on Mar 17, 2017 22:47
AzzaBDealories
Can you cancel pre orders on CD keys? ive never been in the position to try


Good question, not sure mate
Can you cancel pre orders on CD keys? ive never been in the position to try
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Assassin's Creed T-Shirt (Sizes XS - XXXL) £5.00 Click & Collect @TescoDirect

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Just in the one colour, burgundy. Reduced from £8. Free C&C or standard delivery is £3. Full range of sizes at time of posting. "Show your support for your favourite game with this logo t-shirt… Read More
Just in the one colour, burgundy. Reduced from £8. Free C&C or standard delivery is £3. Full range of sizes at time of posting. "Show your support for your favourite game with this logo t-shirt…
Covert.Recon Avatar1m, 2w agoFound 1 month, 2 weeks agoAdd Comment
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Monster Hunter Generations Nintendo 3ds £15.00 Smyths INSTORE & C+C

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£34.99 elsewhere. Available to click and collect in the following locations: Ballymena - Braidwater Retail Park Barnsley - Cortonwood Retail Park Blackburn - Hyndburn Blackpool - Vicarage Lane Read More
£34.99 elsewhere. Available to click and collect in the following locations: Ballymena - Braidwater Retail Park Barnsley - Cortonwood Retail Park Blackburn - Hyndburn Blackpool - Vicarage Lane
FantaPants6661 Avatar1m, 3w agoFound 1 month, 3 weeks ago5 Comments
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gotta say hukd these days appears to have gone to the dogs. already posted, why are'nt duplicate deals getting pulled?
Goddamnit I swear to god every time a Nintendo game goes down to a price that I'll actually bite it's a damned Click and Collect deal. Heat added since it is a good deal if you can take part
Heat just for the fact you checked every location and compiled a list! :3
Oh man some great wii u and 3ds deals in smyths now switch is out. Wish I had 1 near me.
appreciate the effort but it was posted days ago.
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Battlefield 1 Free weekend for PC (also Xbox One)

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£0.00 @ Origin (EA Store)
Free Battlefield 1 weekend on the PC (Info on the video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBQ9m-w6YmQ Also free weekend on the Xbox One. Read More
Free Battlefield 1 weekend on the PC (Info on the video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBQ9m-w6YmQ Also free weekend on the Xbox One.
Snarf_Dude Avatar1m, 3w agoFound 1 month, 3 weeks ago19 Comments
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martynrobinson0
Fantastic game, you won't be disappointed.

If like me you completely suck at FPS', don't worry... Practice really pays off and PTFO will see you right too. I personally struggle to get a 1 to 1 K/D ratio, but often score in the top 10 or even top 5 by playing my character of choosings role.
You don't need to be a CS:GO master to be a success in this game.


Spot on, great game and very rewarding.
martynrobinson0
Fantastic game, you won't be disappointed.

If like me you completely suck at FPS', don't worry... Practice really pays off and PTFO will see you right too. I personally struggle to get a 1 to 1 K/D ratio, but often score in the top 10 or even top 5 by playing my character of choosings role.
You don't need to be a CS:GO master to be a success in this game.


Spot on, great game and very rewarding.
Fantastic game, you won't be disappointed.

If like me you completely suck at FPS', don't worry... Practice really pays off and PTFO will see you right too. I personally struggle to get a 1 to 1 K/D ratio, but often score in the top 10 or even top 5 by playing my character of choosings role.
You don't need to be a CS:GO master to be a success in this game.
Took me 20 minutes to figure out the "fix bessie" bug, if you can call it a bug.
Snarf_Dude
ChrissyBoy
It's only a 10 hour trial. I listed it 2 days ago in freebies and it bombed big style. At least you managed to get some heat lol :)
Hi, you listed the Xbox One deal mate. This is a deal for the PC primarily.
Yeah sorry, just jealous of the heat lol
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Lords of the Fallen (Steam) - £2.53 @ Instant Gaming

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In the Time of the Ancients, the Worldly Realm was ruled by a God of pure evil, who enslaved all humankind under his Dominion. But fear turned to anger as rebellion grew in the hearts of men - until t… Read More
In the Time of the Ancients, the Worldly Realm was ruled by a God of pure evil, who enslaved all humankind under his Dominion. But fear turned to anger as rebellion grew in the hearts of men - until t…
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Now at £1.64 in stock.
If it is less than £2 Hipay won't process the transaction. Is there a way to avoid paying the extra PayPal fee (which would be more than the price of the key)? Or do you just pay the additional processing fees?
Gone down to £1.32 but out of stock.
Kiyoshi
BigP50000
this game is utter ****
Can you expand upon that helpful comment?
I think he is saying it is a 4/5 * game, So must be pretty good :p
Good price for it. I wanted to like this game but for me the controls felt absolutely terrible. Too clunky for my liking and the camera angle was annoying having to change it all the time. I just gave up on it in the end.
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PowerColor Radeon RX460 Red Dragon Graphics Card £83.64 @ Novatech

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It would seem the price continues to fall for entry level gaming! You can get this card for only £83.64, if you select the free shipping option at checkout, and it is from a reputable retailer also… Read More
It would seem the price continues to fall for entry level gaming! You can get this card for only £83.64, if you select the free shipping option at checkout, and it is from a reputable retailer also…
Uncommon.Sense Avatar1m, 3w agoFound 1 month, 3 weeks ago16 Comments
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JimBobJr
Good price, saw it for the same yesterday at Aria PC but couldnt post it :p


sorry I'm new to this site ,but why not?
The only card on that list that is going to offer a large amount of difference is the 7970/R9 280 (maybe the GTX 680), and they both need an 8+6 pin power connector and draw at least a couple of hundred watts under load. Again that's not really helping someone who wants to plonk this in a Dell Inspiron/ HP Pavilion/Zoostorm etc.. basic tower with a 300-400W PSU, even when you can convert the spare molex plugs to the correct connectors, it would probably just end up killing the PSU.

So yeah, someone looking for a cheap card to play games that requires no extra upgrades and doesn't want to spend £140 on the RX 470, you have pretty much two options this or for 20% more cost the cheapest Geforce GTX 1050, which is about 15% faster at best.
EQL
Nate1492
Uncommon.Sense
Nate1492
I personally would suggest considering a used card in this price range rather than buying the 460.
It's a very week card and if you can stump up a bit more for the 470, or wait, or buy used... It would be a better investment.
I see where you are coming from, but the cheapest RX 470 is £139.98 which is 67% more expensive that this card so it's not really a comparison.
As for second hand, yes, in theory second hand is fine but not everyone can buy second hand as there are not 'xx amount in stock' they are one off's generally. If you were shopping second hand in this price range I am not sure what you can get that is significantly faster that doesn't require a decent PSU with a PCI-E 6-pin connector, so you might end up have to buy another PSU, further adding to the costs.
If someone likes to play computer games, I simply can't recommend this card.
If you want a card that doesn't require a decent PSU or a PCI-E 6 pin, then I would point you toward the 750 ti 950/1050 Geforce card. Geforce is much better suited for low end CPUs and DX11 gaming.
Anyway, if you are stuck without a 6 pin PCI, then that's another problem.
I simply can't suggest this card to anyone who isn't stuck with that situation, I can't recommend the 750 ti, 950, 1050 or 460. They don't even handle the current generation's games at 60 fps 1080 reasonable graphics.
(I'd suggest the 750 Ti shouldn't be in the same discussion)
The RX460 has similar performance to the HD 7870/R9 270/R7 370 and the GTX 660 Ti (and the Xbox One and the PS4), so games are going to be built around its capabilities for a while, but it isn't the most powerful card around. The RX470 appears to be a significant step up (3 tiers in the GPU hierarchy) for not that much more.
Talking about secondhand graphics cards, I thought I'd mention these oldies from Cex (ebay is often overpriced). They will use more electricity, will run out of support earlier and may still not be cheap enough to buy :) (the GTX 580 has the best bang for the buck, but is probably too old) :Nvidia Geforce GTX 770 2GB (£87.50)Nvidia GeForce Kepler GTX 680 2GB (£92.50)ATI Radeon HD 7970 DD XT2 3GB(£97.50)ATI Radeon Tahiti XT HD 7970 3GB(£97.50)Nvidia GeForce Fermi GTX 580 1.5GB (£47.50)ATI Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB (£67.50)ATI Radeon R9 280 3GB DX 11 (£77.50)ATI Radeon HD 7950 3GD5 3GB (£77.50)Nvidia GeForce Kepler GTX 670 2GB (£77.50)CeX offer a 24-month warranty* (on all items purchased on or after 14th Nov 2015) on all products excluding consumables
Power requirements need to be bourne in mind with these older, more demanding cards. Molex hard-drive power cables can be converted to PCI-E 6 pin connectors.

Great follow up post, that was my thoughts if I wasn't lazy ;-)

Now, I do want to point out something: The xbox and PS4 are going through a weird phase where they are both offering upgrades to their consoles. It may not be the 'defacto' specs to publish for, so aiming for a 460 as your target may leave you in an awkward position where developers are planning around the new console specs (they aren't really 'new') but I think you know what i mean.
Nate1492
Uncommon.Sense
Nate1492
I personally would suggest considering a used card in this price range rather than buying the 460.
It's a very week card and if you can stump up a bit more for the 470, or wait, or buy used... It would be a better investment.
I see where you are coming from, but the cheapest RX 470 is £139.98 which is 67% more expensive that this card so it's not really a comparison.
As for second hand, yes, in theory second hand is fine but not everyone can buy second hand as there are not 'xx amount in stock' they are one off's generally. If you were shopping second hand in this price range I am not sure what you can get that is significantly faster that doesn't require a decent PSU with a PCI-E 6-pin connector, so you might end up have to buy another PSU, further adding to the costs.
If someone likes to play computer games, I simply can't recommend this card.
If you want a card that doesn't require a decent PSU or a PCI-E 6 pin, then I would point you toward the 750 ti 950/1050 Geforce card. Geforce is much better suited for low end CPUs and DX11 gaming.
Anyway, if you are stuck without a 6 pin PCI, then that's another problem.
I simply can't suggest this card to anyone who isn't stuck with that situation, I can't recommend the 750 ti, 950, 1050 or 460. They don't even handle the current generation's games at 60 fps 1080 reasonable graphics.
(I'd suggest the 750 Ti shouldn't be in the same discussion)

The RX460 has similar performance to the HD 7870/R9 270/R7 370 and the GTX 660 Ti (and the Xbox One and the PS4), so games are going to be built around its capabilities for a while, but it isn't the most powerful card around. The RX470 appears to be a significant step up (3 tiers in the GPU hierarchy) for not that much more.

Talking about secondhand graphics cards, I thought I'd mention these oldies from Cex (ebay is often overpriced). They will use more electricity, will run out of support earlier and may still not be cheap enough to buy :) (the GTX 580 has the best bang for the buck, but is probably too old) :

Nvidia Geforce GTX 770 2GB (£87.50)
Nvidia GeForce Kepler GTX 680 2GB (£92.50)
ATI Radeon HD 7970 DD XT2 3GB(£97.50)
ATI Radeon Tahiti XT HD 7970 3GB(£97.50)

Nvidia GeForce Fermi GTX 580 1.5GB (£47.50)
ATI Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB (£67.50)
ATI Radeon R9 280 3GB DX 11 (£77.50)
ATI Radeon HD 7950 3GD5 3GB (£77.50)
Nvidia GeForce Kepler GTX 670 2GB (£77.50)

CeX offer a 24-month warranty* (on all items purchased on or after 14th Nov 2015) on all products excluding consumables

Power requirements need to be bourne in mind with these older, more demanding cards. Molex hard-drive power cables can be converted to PCI-E 6 pin connectors.

Edited By: EQL on Mar 03, 2017 23:52
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Nate1492
I personally would suggest considering a used card in this price range rather than buying the 460.
It's a very week card and if you can stump up a bit more for the 470, or wait, or buy used... It would be a better investment.
I see where you are coming from, but the cheapest RX 470 is £139.98 which is 67% more expensive that this card so it's not really a comparison.
As for second hand, yes, in theory second hand is fine but not everyone can buy second hand as there are not 'xx amount in stock' they are one off's generally. If you were shopping second hand in this price range I am not sure what you can get that is significantly faster that doesn't require a decent PSU with a PCI-E 6-pin connector, so you might end up have to buy another PSU, further adding to the costs.

If someone likes to play computer games, I simply can't recommend this card.

If you want a card that doesn't require a decent PSU or a PCI-E 6 pin, then I would point you toward the 750 ti 950/1050 Geforce card. Geforce is much better suited for low end CPUs and DX11 gaming.

Anyway, if you are stuck without a 6 pin PCI, then that's another problem.

I simply can't suggest this card to anyone who isn't stuck with that situation, I can't recommend the 750 ti, 950, 1050 or 460. They don't even handle the current generation's games at 60 fps 1080 reasonable graphics.
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Fallout 3: GOTY Edition (Steam) @ INSTANTGAMING - £3.88

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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, Read More
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,
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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.
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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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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… Read More
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 Avatar2m, 1w agoFound 2 months, 1 week ago6 Comments
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cold. not steam.
Ha ha ha! Hang on... are you being serious?


lol
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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
.w with 2w
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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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… Read More
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 Avatar2m, 2w agoFound 2 months, 2 weeks ago3 Comments
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9.99 now
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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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
louiselouise Avatar2m, 3w agoFound 2 months, 3 weeks 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 though the backlighting colours look more basic, 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

Edited By: louiselouise on Apr 14, 2017 21:42: a
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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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 Read More
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
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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… Read More
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…
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Hot!!! Wish I had them when I was actually playing the games on the Amiga 25 years ago!
moonspook
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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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… Read More
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 Avatar2m, 4w agoFound 2 months, 4 weeks 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
HalfOfAKebab
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. Read More
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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prankster101
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prankster101
derp1664
prankster101
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...
prankster101
derp1664
prankster101
derp1664
prankster101
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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Origin PC Sale | Battlefield 1 | TitanFall 2 | Fifa 17 £24.99 + more 50%+ Off!

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Nice prices! Battlefield™ 1 £24.99 Save 50% £49.99 Titanfall™ 2 £24.99 Save 50% £49.99 FIFA 17 £24.99 Save 50% £49.99 Need for Speed™ £7.49 Save 75% £29.99 STAR WARS™ Ba… Read More
Nice prices! Battlefield™ 1 £24.99 Save 50% £49.99 Titanfall™ 2 £24.99 Save 50% £49.99 FIFA 17 £24.99 Save 50% £49.99 Need for Speed™ £7.49 Save 75% £29.99 STAR WARS™ Ba…
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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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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: .
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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… Read More
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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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.


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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.

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.… Read More
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.


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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… Read More
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…
Crazygooner1 Avatar3m, 4w agoFound 3 months, 4 weeks ago19 Comments
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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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Watch Dogs 2 (PS4/Xbox One) - £27.99 @ Amazon

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Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
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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… Read More
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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Not sure if you are aware of this: Claim a FREE Xbox Elite Controller worth £119.99 when you buy this HP Omen Laptop. For full redemption instructions, and to claim your controller, please visit http://www.hppromotions.uk.com. T&C's Apply. Offer ends 17/04/2017*
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.
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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
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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

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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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Various Limited Edition Art Books by Titan Books, heavily discounted:- The Art Of Fable Legends (Hardcover - Limited Edition) Was £40 https://forbiddenplanet.com/149422-the-art-of-fable-legends-h… Read More
Various Limited Edition Art Books by Titan Books, heavily discounted:- The Art Of Fable Legends (Hardcover - Limited Edition) Was £40 https://forbiddenplanet.com/149422-the-art-of-fable-legends-h…
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20% off at GRINDSTORE when you spend £30 (Today only)

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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 Read More
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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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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Make sure you are signed in and use the voucher code WINTER10 for the 10% off plus and free mystery game! Other deals on Green Man Gaming: Resident Evil 7 - £29.51 (£26 @ Amazon.co.uk £24 with pr… Read More
Make sure you are signed in and use the voucher code WINTER10 for the 10% off plus and free mystery game! Other deals on Green Man Gaming: Resident Evil 7 - £29.51 (£26 @ Amazon.co.uk £24 with pr…
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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