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Xbox One S + FIFA 17 for £203.98 (+12 month interest free) at Very

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Very are offering £50 credit to your account when you Buy Now Pay Later over 12months. Makes the XBOne S only £203.98 delivered. *£199.99 if you go for the collect option. **No code required!
N1Andy Avatar4d, 21h agoFound 4 days, 21 hours ago28 Comments
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sihaworth
Pulled the trigger after getting sick of the PS4 and Smyths debacle. Went through Qudico, so we'll see if the cashback tracks.
£250 - £50 from very - £40 from selling FIFA Code - £17.50 (possibly) = £142.50 for console. Pretty good going.
Sweet deal!
Pulled the trigger after getting sick of the PS4 and Smyths debacle. Went through Qudico, so we'll see if the cashback tracks.

£250 - £50 from very - £40 from selling FIFA Code - £17.50 (possibly) = £142.50 for console. Pretty good going.
How do I select the click and collect option? Can't see it.
Don_Mega
It's Very... so that's a non-starter.

Very are fine. If you follow the T&Cs and actually pay things off like you're meant to they are like any other retailer.
It's Very... so that's a non-starter.
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2 new games (PS4/XB1) for £79.99 @ Zavvi

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Pretty good deal for new games. Just add them in the basket and then add code "PDGAMES". List of games: ------------------- FIFA17 X1/PS4 Battlefield 1 X1/PS4 Titanfall 2 X1/PS4 Forza Horizon
vorlord Avatar3h, 36m agoFound 3 hours, 36 minutes ago11 Comments
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bestbuy123
not bad prices for latest generation console games
no its not as £40 pretty much the stand price for games now and most of these will be under 40 at release

Edited By: voyager123 on Sep 28, 2016 15:13
not bad prices for latest generation console games
Sorry but freezing as it's basically basically RRP (no one believes the crazy £50-£55 rrp some sites claim to make £40 look good). These can definitely be got cheaper if you shop around or just wait a few weeks and they will be even cheaper...

Edited By: ST3123 on Sep 28, 2016 15:04
well its cold because most of these will be 35-40 on release so its no real saving at all, on most you will be paying more
djames108
this is not a deal.....

It is a deal, just not a very good one :)
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£209.99 Xbox One From Simply Games

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Seems like a really sweet deal but I've been hearing things about the fan making noise, I'm unsure about buying one.
chillock Avatar5h, 23m agoFound 5 hours, 23 minutes ago19 Comments
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think the very deal is the daddy here, comes with fifa
JumpMan1980
I got my 2nd one today - i originally got the £239 Tesco 3game deal, CEX paid me £266 for it with one of the games (Overwatch), i kept Forza horizon 3 and sold Fifa17 code for £35 - 2nd one arrived today from Very, £249.99 on a 12 month bnpl with £50 account credit, so £199.99 with fifa code which again i sold, this time for £30... super impressed with console and with my del boy approach to getting one cheap... my advice- get it from Very while you can, offer is open till midnight tomorrow...


​im tempted to do the Very thing too. after I've sold my old xb1 I could end up paying as little as £60 over 12 mth period. the only think that'll benefit me tho is that it's smaller, new controller. I have no 4k tv etc what u think, should I go for it? lol
LazybeatX
Not a bad price, I paid £169 though as Amazon refunded me £25 and I sold FIFA for £30. Can't even see a black Friday deal beating what I paid by much.


Mine cane down to £130 after selling fifa, Tesco messed up my refunds which worked out good for me
I'm quite surprised with how quiet it is compared to my ps4. When it's on 'instant on' mode, I can't even tell if its on or not while downloading games after it's been switched off. On my ps4, i can hear some noise when in rest mode
just got an Xbox One S and sounds the exact same the normal Xbox, I've always found it loud when leaving a disc in if your settings is on fast start up so I would advice going into energy saving mode if the sound bothers you or just unplug when not playing
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Quantum Break Xbox One - Digital Code - £22.99 - CDKeys (£21.84 with 5% facebook discount)

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Time is Power. In the aftermath of a split second of destruction that fractures time itself, two people find they have changed and gained extraordinary abilities. One of them travels through time and
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Good game imo on act 5 now and it's fun maybe wish I never got the digital version also but got to fill the 2tb up somehow :)
keejoonc
seems expensive for a game that's been out for quite some time?
It came out in April and its double that everywhere else.
johnwillowlfc
£21.84 with 5% facebook discount, I would update your title with this dudiedood

Done - Thanks
Cheaper to get an ex rental copy from boomerang at around £16.50
seems expensive for a game that's been out for quite some time?
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Get Fifa 17 (PS4 Or Xbox One) + Prison Architect (PS4) (OR £13 OF ANY GROCERIES) + Free Shreddies / Free Knorr Mix / Free Houmous / Knorr Ready Meal & Lurpack Infusions Just £34.99 (C&C - New Customer) @ Sainsbury's

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Thought this was a fab deal, can mess around with the other game choice etc... Scroll down and add freebies off this page: http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/shop/gb/groceries/ideas-recipes Then use co…
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Awesome... didn't want to pay £40 for Fifa17 for my son.... but the 2 bottles of wine that i got 'free' and all the freebie groceries for £38 ...

Well i cant help but to be a good dad :)
Worked 1st time for me. A load of free food and fifa 17 for £36.90. Would have been £32.90 if I collected instead of delivery
nice, did Forza instead :)
20 strongbow, a taproom, fifa and the freebies for £35.25, cheers op. Bargain
aungmyat
Thanks. Cancelled the one from smyths(£36.99) and managed to do £20 worth of grocery shopping + fifa for less than £40 :) Freebies are bonus too
Won't you lose your preorder bonuses????
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(Pre-Owned) Call Of Duty World At War - Xbox 360/Xbox One Backwards Compatible £5.00 @ CeX (+ £2.50 P&P)

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Now Xbox One backwards compatible! Already over £9 eBay. CeX will likely raise price very soon. Might be worth paying the P&P or you might get a copy when they open first thing.
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dtovey89
Will this still use the same servers and be hacked beyond repair?
No hacked servers, played all day. Started at 1800 people. Now over 6000 and rising.

Wow awesome.
dtovey89
Will this still use the same servers and be hacked beyond repair?


No hacked servers, played all day. Started at 1800 people. Now over 6000 and rising.
ronaldmacdonald
Hmm ordered this morning, thought it odd I didn't have a Paypal email receipt - just logged in and it's still in my basket as £12. Crap
yep, when paypal sends you back to cex site, you have to confirm that you want to place the order, done the same myself first time i used paypal with them,

just got email saying mine has been dispatched, which is a relief i was expecting an email saying there was a problem with my order but i could reorder(at a higher price)
Hmm ordered this morning, thought it odd I didn't have a Paypal email receipt - just logged in and it's still in my basket as £12. Crap
The cowards send dogs to do there work!
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Assassin's Creed Unity Xbox One Download Code - eBay £2.99 @ MemoryBuddies

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Assassin's Creed Unity Xbox One Download Code - eBay Amazing price for a downloadable code. Bought and tested.
Spencer7 Avatar20h, 57m agoFound 20 hours, 57 minutes ago3 Comments
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I've heard they've fixed the game now and it's a lot better, but it feels like a case of closing the stable doors after the horses have bolted.
BuzzDuraband
It's currently £1.99 at CDKeys (minus the 5% Facebook code, if you must) :)
Ugh I'm £1 down, could be worse :p

Edited By: Spencer7 on Sep 27, 2016 21:15
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It's currently £1.99 at CDKeys (minus the 5% Facebook code, if you must) :)
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500GB XBOX ONE S FIFA 17 BUNDLE WITH SPECIAL OFFER OF FORZA HORIZON 3 FOR £269.99 @ Argos

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A good offer in the wake of the crazy crazy days of Tesco direct. Both really good games too. Sorry if it has been put up already but looked quite a new offer.
antray1984 Avatar21h, 22m agoFound 21 hours, 22 minutes ago16 Comments
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Indeed, my Xbox One S is fine, yes you can hear the fan if you stick your head next to it, but it's quieter than my 360 Arcade, and way way quieter than the jet engine of my original 360 (bought nearly 2 years after launch).
timetosurf
just heads up. many reports of noisy fans on these

In the scheme of the number sold the amount with noisy fans is probably tiny. You have to remember that only those having the problem are going to be speaking up, for all those vocal few there will be MANY more with absolutely no problems at all but obviously if everything is fine you aren't going to be commenting on it.

Mine is whisper quiet touch wood and it's my bet that even the worst loud/clicking Xbox One S fan isn't even half as loud as a first gen 360!

Think we are a bit spoiled these days if the worst we have to deal with on a new console is a bit of fan noise! Shows how much better put together they are than the last gen...
Clearly if it is £200 at VERY then it is not as a good deal as first thought. But to say it WAS cheaper elsewhere so this is not a good deal is odd to me. That Tesco deal is gone. Some people may have missed it or not had the money or anything. Just because that deal happened doesn't make all other deals bad. Thats crazy. You have to judge every deal on a day my day basis. And it seems VERY is the best bet at the moment.
Been playing my day one Xbox one all day (horizon 3) and haven't heard a peep out of it! Great machine!!
cheap rubbish thats why noisy fan etc. selling them as cheap as £199 already.
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[Xbox One] Dark Souls III-As New (Boomerang Rentals Via Amazon) £20.02

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Atmospheric Visuals: dynamic lighting and particle effects immerse players into a dark fantasy world of ruin. Interconnected World: expertly crafted world encourages players to explore vast and bre…
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Playing through this at the moment on the PS4, about 20 or so hours in and it's a brilliant brilliant game, world design seems somewhere between the first and second game, not quite as interconnected and believable as the first but less straight forward than the second. Hot at this price!
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Fifa 17 £38.00 xbox 360 & one , ps4, ps3 Morrisons

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Fifa 17 £38 in store and online from midnight.
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why is this getting cold votes? best price for PS4 and Xbone at the moment as far as im aware (although Xbone oos online atm)

edit: ah, posted before Smyths deal had expired!

Edited By: swervy249 on Sep 28, 2016 11:33
Are all morrisons gonna be open at midnight?
It will be interesting to see if other supermarkets offer anything more competitive. I'm not voting either way for now.
Gamerofgames
Would this include the student discount of 10% in store? If so then this is actually a pretty good deal. Won't vote either way for now till that has been confirmed
Does say starting the 21st of September? So could be lucky with the 10%
Would this include the student discount of 10% in store? If so then this is actually a pretty good deal. Won't vote either way for now till that has been confirmed
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Xbox One EA SPORTS UFC 2 (Xbox One) £26.99 @ MusicMagpie

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Xbox One EA SPORTS UFC 2 on Xbox One for £26.99. It is also available for £27.02 on their ebay store http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Xbox-One-EA-SPORTS-UFC-2-Xbox-One-VideoGames-/291737257664?hash=item43…
bandit17 Avatar1d, 5h agoFound 1 day, 5 hours ago1 Comment
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FIFA17 for FREE today + tomorrow with Uber - in London and Manchester.

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You can grab a copy of FIFA 17 today for FREE, thanks to UBER apparently. FIFA 17 is released today in North America, but us Brits have to wait until this Thursday to own and play the incredible ne…
magough Avatar1d, 7h agoFound 1 day, 7 hours ago70 Comments
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It's still available but in Manchester today apparently.
lrbaumard
Checks HOTUKDEALs everyday.
As usual misses the only good deal of the week because it has expired
You did not miss much to be honest. Kept saying high demand etc and would not work all the way before 11am till the end of the competition. Loads of hype and then nothing.
cold, expired.
doesnt seem to be working today
Checks HOTUKDEALs everyday.
As usual misses the only good deal of the week because it has expired
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This War of Mine - The little ones Xbox One £9.60 @ Microsoft.com

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In war, not everyone is a soldier: This War Of Mine: The Little Ones provides a gritty, dramatic and thought provoking experience of war through the perspective of a group of civilians that are trying…
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Fragnog
Buying through another region is no longer possible, even with a VPN. You may be able to do it with credit in the correct currency, but that has its own problems such as not being able to buy exact amounts


​You can buy less and pay the remainder with Revolut with the use of VPN.

It's £5.50ish from South Africa.

Not sure you can buy less that R100, so be good for people with a bit of spare change on their account... But who are we kidding, buy the minimum and they're be future game purchases :)
Fragnog
Buying through another region is no longer possible, even with a VPN. You may be able to do it with credit in the correct currency, but that has its own problems such as not being able to buy exact amounts


​vpn and revolut hasn't worked for months.... very simple workaround. buy the smallest denomination possible of the countries currency you require. add it your account. find game. change region on Microsoft.com. buy game. it will allow you to pay the difference from your own card. simple.
Great price for digital, but if you prefer physical it's £11.08 on boomerang :)
Buying through another region is no longer possible, even with a VPN. You may be able to do it with credit in the correct currency, but that has its own problems such as not being able to buy exact amounts
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is half price too, which is a decent game.
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WWE 2K17 Xbox One £36.99 @ Smyths Toys

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Available to pre order at £41.99 less £5 discount makes £36.99 Also includes Goldburg addon and 2 wcw arenas. Cheapest i have seen it, no doubt will get less after release date.
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£35 on Amazon last week looks like it's gone back up after the tesco voucher expired yesterday

Edited By: Alansawake on Sep 26, 2016 16:27: Wrong info
£37 for a game :p , back in my day you got them for £2.99 in the local newspaper shop. Good old Mastertronic :)
dalecool92
Anything to go by the first one, I will stay clear of all these by 2k

The first one was pretty much rushed due to the demise of THQ. They are good games and worth jumping on for a play. Online also seems solid from what I have played on 2K16
Anything to go by the first one, I will stay clear of all these by 2k
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Xbox One 1TB Console + Tom Clancy The Division - Simply Games - £199.85

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Xbox One 1TB Console + Tom Clancy The Division Personally with the white Xbox S released the colour of black seems a better fit for my sitting room TV hence my selection despite the older model.
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tii
Quieter as well
:)
?? xbox one s is way quietier my my onld black xbox one.

for me this is a non deal, the one s although white is a much better unit all around.
and the resale price of the free game makes it a no brainer.
tii
Quieter as well


:)
Quieter as well
repouk
Great deal for a 1TB + a game that can be easily sold if you don't like it.


True true, much prefer this to the White S version, double the storage also :)
ST3123
Considering before the voucher code ended today, this could get you a 500GB S model with Fifa 17 at Tesco, I suspect it might get chilly. To be fair this seems fine for the 1TB and a better game.

Wish they would stop with these deals on the old one though, going to make it impossible to flog mine for a worthwhile price ;)


My thinking exactly :) double the memory and a nice colour + game in my opinion! Good luck selling yours :D
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Minecraft Minecon 2016 Skin Pack for XBOX and Playstation

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Store.Xbox.com has Minecraft Minecon 2016 Skin Pack : Xbox One or Xbox 360 for Free. Store.PlayStation.com also has Minecraft Minecon 2016 Skin Pack : PS4 or PS3 for Free
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banned
great game ever. thank OP
delphinid
Doesn't appear to be on Amazon...guess where I bought android Minecraft;o)

Ah it's appeared now (IAP)!!


Edited By: delphinid on Sep 27, 2016 23:36
Doesn't appear to be on Amazon...guess where I bought android Minecraft;o)
It's also free in the playstore if anyone even plays this on their phone
JohnCrichton
anutkaw
could you add link for playstation, please
​https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-gb/games/addons/minecon-2016-skin-pack/cid=EP4433-CUSA00265_00-KSP0000000000029?smcid=pdc:gb-en:webm-pdc-buy-playstation-store:buy-now:null:STORE-MSF75508-DOTW2015TBC
thank you
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PS4 & Xbox 1 Battleborn Sainsburys Cameron Toll £12.99

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May be local not sure but Sainsburys Cameron Toll are selling PS4 and Xbox One versions for 12.99
moonlittulip Avatar2d, 17h agoFound 2 days, 17 hours ago1 Comment
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£12.50 in tesco
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Sky Cinema Nowtv pass - 3 months for £3.00 using xbox one

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I've just got the other deal for nowtv using chromecast, however I noticed that xbox one owners can do 3 months for £3. Shame as I have already done the first one but might be another way of getting
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Libertas
For those of us that do not own an xbox, but want to get now tv movie trials/cheap passes -
would really appreciate any advice/tips/shortcuts on this.
Find a mate with an xbox1, and let him enter the code in the NOW TV app.
Or if you're feeling like handing over your NOW TV account details to a stranger, I could do it for you, provided you have set up a payment method, so the promotion is applied.
Worked fine for me as an existing customer with a long list of discount codes applied to my account since sept 2013, only thing that i questioned is that it came up as 1 month for £1 recurring at £9.99, a quick read through this post showed that its just broken down to 3 lots of that. Cheers, always good to have the movies on for the kids running up to Xmas.
For those of us that do not own an xbox, but want to get now tv movie trials/cheap passes -

would really appreciate any advice/tips/shortcuts on this.

Edited By: Libertas on Sep 28, 2016 12:17: spellingsness
stevelo1973
so weird i activated the pass via xbox one app but it says tv is not authorised??? have to use mac or iPad!! anyone know why this wont play on xbox??

There's a lot of people, myself included, with this issue. Are you part of the Xbox One preview program? Seems an update a few days ago has caused it. There was a new system update today, well on mine. But not fixed it :(
I have a movie voucher still valid until end of next month and can't add another. anyone know how long this offer runs for ?
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[Xbox One] Dark Souls II Scholar of the First Sin (Pre-Owned) - £9.99 - Grainger Games

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Dark Souls II invades PS4, Xbox One and PC with an Enhanced Edition! The most rewarding game of 2014 now comes augmented on PS4, Xbox ONE and PC with improved content & graphics. Enjoy the complete Da…
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Toxicshadow
has anyone got experience of grainger games? I have never used them before but there reviews online are terrible! Interested to know if the discs are normally clean and scratched free or if you get sent anything they put their hands on first....
never had a problem with them but CEX is usually my preference, thought mainly for the prices
has anyone got experience of grainger games? I have never used them before but there reviews online are terrible! Interested to know if the discs are normally clean and scratched free or if you get sent anything they put their hands on first....
Yes this is still a good Dark Souls game and nice to play in 60 fps. The full version for sub-£10 is a very good deal. Then you can comfortably move onto DSIII once you've died repeatedly and overcome the game's trials.
mixmixi
Heato. After playing and finishing lords of fallen from ps plus games, I'm proudly a fan of souls games and it's time for me to unwrap my copy that's been sitting on shelf for over 8 months now :D


​Lords of the fallen was easy as pie, and too short.

DkS 2 will f *** you until you like it.
Bure11
mixmixi
Heato. After playing and finishing lords of fallen from ps plus games, I'm proudly a fan of souls games and it's time for me to unwrap my copy that's been sitting on shelf for over 8 months now :D
I really didn't like Lords or Scholar but Bloodborne and DS3 are awesome so you're in for a treat :)


I'm actually on the verge of buying the dlcs for the lords. It was hard but fun to play. The worshipper boss was really a challenge.
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Xbox One S 500Gb with Fifa £199.99 @ Currys (Tesco direct price match)

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Currys will honour the price in store that Tesco Direct are offering. Just need to take proof. I added the items to my basket then screenshotted it. This was sufficient for them.
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gutted, missed out on this deal
Can you put a link up of your screenshot so I can use it please, Tescos is oos and back up to £224
jjmmww1
done it earlyer today had a screen shot of only the bundle with codes at top
Can you post your screenshot so I can use please
Can you put a link up of your screenshot so I can use it please, Tescos is oos and back up to £224
Can you put a link up of your screenshot so I can use it please, Tescos is oos and back up to £224
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I like Grainger Games thanks to the rewards system. got a few decent deals there and even a free game using the rewards :)
AndyEssex
The Division - definitely a marmite game but as a casual gamer I'm enjoying half an hour here and there on it, and my pals (who co-op for hours at a time) adore it. I bought mine from Grainger Games pre owned about a month ago. Might have just paid a little over (£17.99 I think but hey ho). Was going to buy one for a close pal but just managed to nick a "like new" this morning in an Ebay auction for £14 and it's already been sent with a very nice thank you message.

What a strange level of detail
The Division - definitely a marmite game but as a casual gamer I'm enjoying half an hour here and there on it, and my pals (who co-op for hours at a time) adore it. I bought mine from Grainger Games pre owned about a month ago. Might have just paid a little over (£17.99 I think but hey ho). Was going to buy one for a close pal but just managed to nick a "like new" this morning in an Ebay auction for £14 and it's already been sent with a very nice thank you message.
Max-Power
fifa 16 temping, wonder if it'll drop when fifa 17 is released though

I'm surprised it's at £5 now, usually that's the price after the "new" game drops. Then it will incrementally go down about £1-2 every year from then. Source being Cex have Fifa 15 at £1.50-2. Then after that year it will become basically worthless Fifa 13 being 25p
Max-Power
fifa 16 temping, wonder if it'll drop when fifa 17 is released though

Definitely, but if you want it, its unlikely to drop under £1 so its not a huge loss, I normally bite at £5 :)
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Star Wars Battlefront XBOX ONE "As New" £9.35 @ Boomerang rentals

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Battlefront for less than 10 quid, not a bad game I suppose
ando Avatar3d, 6h agoFound 3 days, 6 hours ago4 Comments
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Back in stock, so it's been unexpired Ando :)
9.99 in cash converters if anyone missed this deal :D
BuzzDuraband
Popped a bit of heat on the deal. I honestly thought it was worth £23 when I picked it up back in December for the PlayStation 4. Yeah it has it's issues, but for under £10 you'll be hard pressed to complain for what it is. A pick up and play Star Wars Battlefield type game.
Expired now, though. It's gone :(


The whole DLC ruined it for me
[HUKD Deal Editor]
Popped a bit of heat on the deal. I honestly thought it was worth £23 when I picked it up back in December for the PlayStation 4. Yeah it has it's issues, but for under £10 you'll be hard pressed to complain for what it is. A pick up and play Star Wars Battlefield type game.

Expired now, though. It's gone :(
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Doom ps4/xbox one preowned £17.99 @ GAME with code

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Doom is reduced in price with the code VCCOUK10 for both xbox one and ps4 editions of the game.
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good game, I enjoy playing it online, since the DLC though it's made a smaller community even smaller so finding a game can be a bit of a pita.
I'd echo prankster101's thought. No offence to poster but Doom can be got new fairly often for around £20 at the moment.

As for the game I would fully recommend it. Played through it myself and absolutely loved it. Well worth the money, no matter how its bought.

Edited By: Dugald on Sep 25, 2016 19:10: Typo
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/xbox-one-ps4-doom-18-99-base-2512764

£18.99 nets you a brand new copy... XBox One only though as the PS4 version seems to be sold out.
mrmcdermot
does the voucher have limitations or can it be used on anything?

http://www.game.co.uk/en/games/voucher
It's also in the "buy one, get one half price" pre-owned offer.

Edited By: gaelforce on Sep 25, 2016 10:29: Spelling error
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Fifa 17 Xbox one S 500Gb plus Extra controller & Minecraft (actual disc) £269.00 Smyths

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I just bought this today. Its a good deal but I think its only on for the week. Just click on heading to go to link
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Im also happy with Smyths. Haven't ever had to return anything yet. Never had to return anything with Amazon either so its down to preference I think. Anyway lets not get into a big discussion over returns on here.....lol we should be getting excited to get our new boxes...lol
Gedfaz
Babydays123
Better from Smyth's as easier to take back if there is a fault....hard with Amazon ...warranty
Absolute rubbish! Amazon are brilliant with warranties.... Smyths arent (and there are precious few stores about... especially in the North). You're talking garbage quite frankly (I'd get that checked out). Amazon are great within warranty, simply replace... no questions! no arguments! Why pay more than they are selling for? Poor deal... deservedly going cold but input suggesting you should pay more from a less reliable retailer is worse!

Got to agree as I've only ever had excellent experiences with Amazon as regards warranty/guarantee matters, be it UK or Deutschland.

They've even told me to return my fat Xbone that is 11 months old because they never got more stock of the special edition I bought last autumn. Had persistent power brick issues for months now which I did mention to them at the time when they started but they could never replace it so I stuck with it looking to pick one up on the cheap somewhere which never happened.

Called them last night saying it's still playing up and they said return it for a full refund which has made my buying of my new S far more financially beneficial than flogging the old one to someone like Game or CEX on the cheap would have done.....result and thank you Amazon

Never bought nothing from Smyths though, so can't say one way or the other on them
Gedfaz
Babydays123
Better from Smyth's as easier to take back if there is a fault....hard with Amazon ...warranty
Absolute rubbish! Amazon are brilliant with warranties.... Smyths arent (and there are precious few stores about... especially in the North). You're talking garbage quite frankly (I'd get that checked out). Amazon are great within warranty, simply replace... no questions! no arguments! Why pay more than they are selling for? Poor deal... deservedly going cold but input suggesting you should pay more from a less reliable retailer is worse!
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Babydays123
Better from Smyth's as easier to take back if there is a fault....hard with Amazon ...warranty

Absolute rubbish! Amazon are brilliant with warranties.... Smyths arent (and there are precious few stores about... especially in the North). You're talking garbage quite frankly (I'd get that checked out). Amazon are great within warranty, simply replace... no questions! no arguments! Why pay more than they are selling for? Poor deal... deservedly going cold but input suggesting you should pay more from a less reliable retailer is worse!







Edited By: Gedfaz on Sep 24, 2016 20:04
Better from Smyth's as easier to take back if there is a fault....hard with Amazon ...warranty
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Xbox One S With FIFA17 @ Currys £224.00 Free Delivery

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It's the same price in Tescos but not free delivery.
sirgonzalez Avatar4d, 4h agoFound 4 days, 4 hours ago16 Comments
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I have Samsung tv 4k without hdr, it makes sense to buy it?
mjfaderway
right just got one at Bracknell matching tesco deal WHAT A PALAVER WAITed A HOUR told cant match then we can knock off £12.50 then will do it wow great customer service

my brother tried to get one in Apsley near Hemel and they wouldn't do it not even with me sending over my receipt to him straight after i got mine the manager jame muir what a @~?>!!!

will be ringing customer service come Monday to complain
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I really don't get the staff at curry's, They act like the reduction on a price match is coming out of their own wage packet. I've stopped buying from them now since one of the staff told me they'd only price match another online retailer if I took out an extended warranty.
right just got one at Bracknell matching tesco deal WHAT A PALAVER WAITed A HOUR told cant match then we can knock off £12.50 then will do it wow great customer service

my brother tried to get one in Apsley near Hemel and they wouldn't do it not even with me sending over my receipt to him straight after i got mine the manager jame muir what a @~?>!!!

will be ringing customer service come Monday to complain
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dm01
dtlewis28
Currys price match Tesco even with voucher codes so it says online if that helps anyone

After getting confirmation on the phone that they would match the code but wanting to get it at store, I had a 45 minute argument with floor staff in a currys to get price match with the code on release day, they came up with every argument not to do it, said had never matched a voucher off code only price, even manager said no, eventually i found leaflet that said they did and they reluctantly gave the discount. I would never get anything from currys again worst customer service ever, at one stage they even said they would match it if amazon but not Tesco Direct as Tesco direct is not Tesco stores.


Had exactly the same situation, customer service on the phone more than helpful and agreed to price match, staff instore against it and argued a bit "what code!!??? Well...the one on the screen right infront of you"
dtlewis28
Currys price match Tesco even with voucher codes so it says online if that helps anyone

After getting confirmation on the phone that they would match the code but wanting to get it at store, I had a 45 minute argument with floor staff in a currys to get price match with the code on release day, they came up with every argument not to do it, said had never matched a voucher off code only price, even manager said no, eventually i found leaflet that said they did and they reluctantly gave the discount. I would never get anything from currys again worst customer service ever, at one stage they even said they would match it if amazon but not Tesco Direct as Tesco direct is not Tesco stores.
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The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt GOTY PS4/XB1 £ 29.69 (using code FLASH) @ 365games

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(EDIT code now expired) A few pence cheaper than The Game Collection offer for those interested but yet to purchase
Sonofclara Avatar4d, 7h agoFound 4 days, 7 hours ago5 Comments
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Code expired,think Game Collection is next best deal at the moment
Please hit the expire button
game of the decade 8)
thecoolguy
No comments?
The game is so good no words need spoken how good it is! It's a straight click and buy if ya haven't already done so
thecoolguy
No comments?
Ello
No comments?
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Pre-owned Ps4 XBOX one games Buy one get one half price £12.99

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Some decent titles already discounted, better with the BOGOHP Assassin's Creed: Syndicate PS4 £12.99 http://www.game.co.uk/en/assassins-creed-syndicate-616384 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt £22.99 htt…
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Got The Order and Star Wars Battlefront for PS4. Have booked a trade in with sellto.com for £12.29 for Star Wars. Meaning The Order for only £5 is not to bad. Since I can compleat it in a few hours apparently I can also sell that to sellto for £10 as well.
I did it in store mate horizon 2 not included on website
westy90
I had some game credit and got forza 6 £25 and forza horizon 2 £11.50 half price.

I looked for that combo too, but FH2 isn't showing up in the deal and doesn't discount in the basket.
This is exactly the type of offer I used to go for and end up buying games I never got round to playing. Must resist!
Also PS4 deals inc. uncharted collection & The Division for £29.99
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EA Access - 1 Year Membership [Xbox One - Download Code] £19.99 Amazon

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Bought Box Gold Live Subscription for my new Xbox One S and thought t was rubbish. Had a look at EA Access and I think theres loads more for your money on there. Have a look before you buy but for £20…
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oUkTuRkEyIII
I've shared it with another console not at my house so you should be fine
Great, thanks - I'll give it a go then.
finster
Does anybody know if other profiles on the same Xbox One can all use the same EA Access account? i.e. will my kids' accounts be able to use EA access if I buy it on my account?

I've shared it with another console not at my house so you should be fine
Does anybody know if other profiles on the same Xbox One can all use the same EA Access account? i.e. will my kids' accounts be able to use EA access if I buy it on my account?
acholmes2000
crackshotkv
BaSe
Thanks however I do think most know about EA access. Keep an eye out for cheap month codes. Also xbox live is superb. Your paying for the online access but it also gives you 4 free games a month plus great discounted games each week (OK not always great).
For 360 it's free games. On Xbone games you're effectively renting them as you lose access if you stop subscribing to gold.
With this are you atually downloading the ea games to play or is it a streaming service?

You're downloading it. The game is playable as long as you're subscribed.
crackshotkv
BaSe
Thanks however I do think most know about EA access. Keep an eye out for cheap month codes. Also xbox live is superb. Your paying for the online access but it also gives you 4 free games a month plus great discounted games each week (OK not always great).
For 360 it's free games. On Xbone games you're effectively renting them as you lose access if you stop subscribing to gold.

With this are you atually downloading the ea games to play or is it a streaming service?
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Battleborn XBOX ONE "As New" £7.69 @ Boomerang Rentals

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From the creators of Borderlands comes a new first-person shooter for every kind of badass. Worth a go for 8 quid maybe
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In stock on PS4 too I believe
f1refox
no stock..? :-(


Boring game after hour of play but if u like overwatch u probably like it
God this game fell to the depths of Hell so fast.
no stock..? :-(
benjammin316
Still used tho


£12.50 at Tesco if you fancy a sealed version
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Resident Evil Origins Collection XBOX ONE "As New" £9.97 @ Boomerang Rentals

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Some resi fun for less than a tenner
ando Avatar4d, 15h agoFound 4 days, 15 hours ago8 Comments
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great deal
focux007
I've not purchased from or used boomerang before. do you have to become a rental subscriber to purchase?

You have to click the Buy part on the left side at the top and not Rental, then it takes you here http://www.boomerangrentals.co.uk/sales_index.php

From there you can browse the games or search, you'll get the price for new and ex rental, add whatever you like to the basket then go to the checkout where it will ask for your details, name, address, email etc.

That will work for any ex rental or new

or here's the direct link to buy as above

http://www.boomerangrentals.co.uk/game-sales-details/buy-resident-evil-origins-collection-xboxone/g225xbone


Edited By: ando on Sep 24, 2016 20:36
Eez1
How do you create an account to buy games? I'm only getting an option to log in with an existing account or a link to how you can rent games with an account
How do you sign up without tying yourself into renting


You have to click the Buy part on the left side at the top and not Rental, then it takes you here http://www.boomerangrentals.co.uk/sales_index.php

From there you can browse the games or search, you'll get the price for new and ex rental, add whatever you like to the basket then go to the checkout where it will ask for your details, name, address, email etc.

That will work for any ex rental or new

or here's the direct link to buy as above

http://www.boomerangrentals.co.uk/game-sales-details/buy-resident-evil-origins-collection-xboxone/g225xbone
How do you create an account to buy games? I'm only getting an option to log in with an existing account or a link to how you can rent games with an account

How do you sign up without tying yourself into renting
I'm not really buying games for the Xbox One anymore but this is a really great price for getting two of the best RE entries remastered on disc.

Even if you find its not really your thing you'll be able to sell this on for the same price if not a little more.

Wish it was available on PS4 for the same price too but we can't have everything. It'll appear sometime in the future for that price again anyway.


Edited By: Realhoneyman on Sep 24, 2016 19:32
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Not sure if this is for everyone so check but it gave me a £25 code which reduces price to £199 same as Tesco but prefer Amazon customer service and next day delivery for prime. Hopefully helps some p…
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NRE123
very noisy have to say

it shouldn't be mine is silent, i returned my first xboxone s because of a clicking fan sound https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUNIgja6RYg
After cancelling my £224 Xbox one s before they reduced to £199, I have just received an email giving me £25 credit to my account. Happy days
reabo101
Babbler
Really want the kinect with this console for Skype. However you need the damn adapter which costs £40! Extremely annoying. Can't get a free one unless you owned an xbox one previously . Grrr.
how do you get a free one. i hve the old xblox and kinect
http://m.windowscentral.com/how-claim-free-kinect-adapter-xbox-one-s
Babbler
Really want the kinect with this console for Skype. However you need the damn adapter which costs £40! Extremely annoying. Can't get a free one unless you owned an xbox one previously . Grrr.
how do you get a free one. i hve the old xblox and kinect
Babbler
Really want the kinect with this console for Skype. However you need the damn adapter which costs £40! Extremely annoying. Can't get a free one unless you owned an xbox one previously . Grrr.


​just ordered mine ;)!! free adaptor
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Battleborn £15.00 xbox one @ Asda

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stocking filler :-)
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mscAUser
A lump of coal is more traditional and a much, much cheaper way of punishing those on the naughty list.

The game is not bad by any stretch of the imagination. http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-one/battleborn
Have you played it?
srobson
It's £12.50 new at Tesco just bought a copy tonight


Unlucky.
It's £12.50 new at Tesco just bought a copy tonight
A lump of coal is more traditional and a much, much cheaper way of punishing those on the naughty list.
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Evolve xbox one £7.00 @ Tesco

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cheap stocking filler for Christmas been out a while but great as a stocking filler
Matzi2000 Avatar4d, 23h agoFound 4 days, 23 hours ago7 Comments
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Good game
Oh okay not canceling x
reptilemonkey1
...except it's going free to play
That seems a very reasonable stocking filler excuse X)
Heat offered btw
[HUKD Deal Editor]
reptilemonkey1
...except it's going free to play

...."soon"

But that said, I thought it was the PS4 version to be going F2P next, followed by the Xbox One. As there isn't even confirmation of such thing happening yet and/or if it ever will on the PlayStation 4 it's hard to work out how long exactly "soon" is. Heat added OP, it's £7. It's not a terrible deal.

We've just got to "wait until Turtle Rock's got everything in order."
think I'm going to cancel my order
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Free Game! Max: The Curse of Brotherhood on Xbox 360

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All you need to do is sign up, add to basket and then change your VAT zone and click check out. I didn't have to add any payment info either. To get your key, you can go to your account > my Order…
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Spasho
imdurc
Screamadelic
Never got a code as it was processing and now it's disappeared from my account..
Same. Order disappeard.
Ask via live chat support or check if the page has the game in stock for free again.

Sadly, I never got a reply :(
imdurc
Screamadelic
Never got a code as it was processing and now it's disappeared from my account..
Same. Order disappeard.
Ask via live chat support or check if the page has the game in stock for free again.
bomberman1
yeah my order said processing then pre order, but has now vanished from order history
Spoke to a staff member 'Ana' via live chat and she re-enabled to purchase the game again. Got it now.
yeah my order said processing then pre order, but has now vanished from order history
I just hope this site is legit and it was not phishing for details
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Assassin's Creed Syndicate (As-New) PS4/XBOX ONE £9.25 @ Boomerangrentals

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Fantastic price! Condition is ''As-new'', meaning a guaranteed scratch-free disc, new box and manual. Product description: London, 1868. The Industrial Revolution unleashes an incredible age
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Get a room ^
mixmixi
Quikfinder
mixmixi
Long time no see Quickfinder! Heat mate. :)
Heya mixi, been a while! :D How have you been?
Haha, surviving mate! Wish you a good weekend mate .:)
That's great news xD Likewise bud :P
Quikfinder
mixmixi
Long time no see Quickfinder! Heat mate. :)
Heya mixi, been a while! :D How have you been?


Haha, surviving mate! Wish you a good weekend mate .:)
mixmixi
Long time no see Quickfinder! Heat mate. :)
Heya mixi, been a while! :D How have you been?
Long time no see Quickfinder! Heat mate. :)
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Plant Vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Xbox One £26.00 @ Tesco

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This is the cheapest i have see it for Xbox one normally £45 grab a deal now Also if you spend £40 you can get a £5 discount with code TDX-WFRX
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Been looking for a good deal on this game for my little boy for Christmas. Just ordered thank you!
BIGD99
winter_zombie
BIGD99
Bought this earlier this afternoon for my 8 year old along with some other stuff to use the £5 off and staff discount. Cheapest i have seen for the hard copy. Need to look into this vault. He's never mentioned it and i've not got a clue so it will be left up to his dad to sort it all out.
Is it suitable for young kids?
EA Access is about £20, well it is if you buy it from cd keys. EA Access is just a app on the xbox one that once you have a 6 or 12 month subscription you can look at all the games in "the vault" and you download as many as you want and when they have finished downloading you play them, just remember that all the games are full games and so are quite big to download if your on a slow internet speed (like me) but if your on virgin media or 50 meg+ internet you will be fine. for the £20 a year its a great buy and before the year is up your kids will of finished or had enough of the games in the vault and it will keep them happy for a bit.
Got the top virgin internet speed and xbox live membership for the boy already so it looks like i just need the ea voucher which i have seen on amazon. Cheers.

You can buy it directly from Microsoft with your Xbox account... £19.99 for one year and the games are immediately in your library to download. Not sure you'll find it cheaper on cdkeys etc?
winter_zombie
BIGD99
Bought this earlier this afternoon for my 8 year old along with some other stuff to use the £5 off and staff discount. Cheapest i have seen for the hard copy. Need to look into this vault. He's never mentioned it and i've not got a clue so it will be left up to his dad to sort it all out.
Is it suitable for young kids?
EA Access is about £20, well it is if you buy it from cd keys. EA Access is just a app on the xbox one that once you have a 6 or 12 month subscription you can look at all the games in "the vault" and you download as many as you want and when they have finished downloading you play them, just remember that all the games are full games and so are quite big to download if your on a slow internet speed (like me) but if your on virgin media or 50 meg+ internet you will be fine. for the £20 a year its a great buy and before the year is up your kids will of finished or had enough of the games in the vault and it will keep them happy for a bit.


Got the top virgin internet speed and xbox live membership for the boy already so it looks like i just need the ea voucher which i have seen on amazon. Cheers.
BIGD99
Bought this earlier this afternoon for my 8 year old along with some other stuff to use the £5 off and staff discount. Cheapest i have seen for the hard copy. Need to look into this vault. He's never mentioned it and i've not got a clue so it will be left up to his dad to sort it all out.
Is it suitable for young kids?
EA Access is about £20, well it is if you buy it from cd keys. EA Access is just a app on the xbox one that once you have a 6 or 12 month subscription you can look at all the games in "the vault" and you download as many as you want and when they have finished downloading you play them, just remember that all the games are full games and so are quite big to download if your on a slow internet speed (like me) but if your on virgin media or 50 meg+ internet you will be fine. for the £20 a year its a great buy and before the year is up your kids will of finished or had enough of the games in the vault and it will keep them happy for a bit.
Bought this earlier this afternoon for my 8 year old along with some other stuff to use the £5 off and staff discount. Cheapest i have seen for the hard copy. Need to look into this vault. He's never mentioned it and i've not got a clue so it will be left up to his dad to sort it all out.

Is it suitable for young kids?

Edited By: BIGD99 on Sep 23, 2016 19:16: .

It's tough to deny the appeal of Microsoft's Xbox One console. With the exception of its minimalist, back-to-basics design and speedier game performance, you can look forward to the same features that made the earlier Xbox 360 such a hit. This in-depth buyer's guide to Xbox One will examine how Microsoft strikes a balance between style and functionality with the Xbox One's simple exterior before taking a closer look at what's going on beneath the hood. For anyone making the tough choice between the Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4, we'll put the two giants shoulder to shoulder to show you that differences between the two are actually few and far between. Finally, you'll discover the pros and cons of the Xbox One in addition to cool features you may not have heard of and additional accessories to take your gaming experience to a whole new level. But before we get to all that, let's take a brief look at the history of the Xbox.

Xbox One buyers guide

The rise and rise of the Xbox

Microsoft made its mark as a formidable player in the video game world in 2001 with the launch of the original Xbox console. Up against Sony's eagerly-anticipated follow-up to their original PlayStation, Microsoft played their trump cards, superior graphics technology and exclusive, Xbox-only title, Halo: Combat Evolved, to steal market share away from Sony and start building its cult following. The demand for the Xbox was so massive, in fact, that Microsoft had no choice but to postpone its European release date to ship consoles to Japanese gaming enthusiasts.

Xbox One Halo Bundle

Microsoft has continued to bring awesome game play and entertainment to new generations of gamers with the release of the Xbox 360 in 2005. This next Xbox iteration gave users a way to access online games, download new demos, and stream media like music and videos; all through its Xbox Live service. Plus, any content saved to the removable hard drive could be played on a friend's console simply by swapping in the new drive. Xbox 360 gamers were also treated to wireless controllers, console colour choices, and new editions of its most popular title, Halo.

Xbox Kinect

Kinect, developed for the Xbox 360 and released in 2010, lets you control gameplay without the need for a traditional controller. Users interact with the game using body gestures and spoken instructions that are detected by Kinect's camera and microphone. Sitting inconspicuously next to your other media appliances on your TV stand, Kinect gets you off the couch and puts your dancing and sporting skills to the test like never before.

Despite Microsoft's expertise in computer technology, Xbox 360 gamers were often confronted by the dreaded red ring of death, making their console unplayable without hardware technical support. Fast forward to today, where you’ll see that the refined, more reliable Xbox One has put Microsoft's hardware failure problems behind them while delivering an eighth-generation gaming experience.

Microsoft Xbox One Specifications and Features

There are a number of factors that help explain the evolution of home game consoles to the current eighth generation, such as higher resolution, enhanced social tools, and greater all-round entertainment options - all thanks to improvements in interface design and gaming hardware. To better stress these advancements, here's a brief overview of the technical specs of the Xbox One:

  • Console design: Xbox One takes on a more streamlined design than its aesthetically-appealing predecessors, looking more like a standard black VCR unit than a highly-developed gaming rig. It also offers greater ventilation via two large top and side vents to prevent hardware faults caused by overheating.
  • Hardware: The Xbox One is equipped with a 500 GB, non-replaceable hard drive and a Blu-ray optical drive. Games are powered by two quad-core AMD processors (total 8 core AMD Jaguar Custom at 1.75 GHz) and a full 8 GB of DDR5 system memory.
  • Software: Two operating systems installed on the drive ensure one set of dedicated resources is allocated to a high performance gaming experience and one set to everything else like apps and navigating the user interface.
  • Controller: The wireless controller also looks cleaner than those shipped with the Xbox 360 and has a more ergonomic design, thanks to comfortable hand contours and minor location changes to the analogue sticks. It can be used on battery power or be plugged into the console using the micro USB charge cable when battery reserves are running low. The intelligent controller can also tell when you're not using it, correspondingly entering a low-power state to further conserve energy for longer game time.
  • Headset: The official Xbox One stereo headset offers clear voice capture with its unidirectional microphone and the detachable headset adapter lets you adjust audio settings effortlessly.
  • Kinect: Greater motion sensing and voice recognition is possible on the Xbox One. This is mainly due to the improved 1080p HD camera resolution and complemented by re-designs in the user interface.

Xbox One – Unboxing

Xbox One Bundles

To save game-lovers from buying expensive games and upgrades after the initial outlay in the console, Microsoft has introduced a number of bundles for the Xbox One. You’ll be able to grab the basic, 500 GB console along with a single wireless controller, and the game of your choice (from a specified list) at the lower end of the bundle package spectrum. Spring a little extra and you can get more games and double the storage. The games included are usually part of a series like the Rainbow Six Siege bundle that comes with two classic Rainbow Six Xbox 360 games and a new title for the Xbox One, for example.

Xbox One bundles

If you prefer first-person shooters in outer space to counter terrorism, there’s a limited edition Xbox One Halo 5: Guardians bundle. It comes with a snazzy metallic 1 TB console and wireless controller, custom-designed in a military style with unique Halo sound effects, Halo 5: Guardians as a full game download and several Halo-inspired extras and animations. All this adds to the deeply holistic Halo experience.

Halo 5: Official gameplay trailer

Xbox One Versus PlayStation 4

Just like the fight between the Xbox and PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360 versus PlayStation 3, Xbox One directly competes with PlayStation 4 in the battle for sales in the influential Japanese, North American, and European markets. Unlike previous battles, however, the Xbox One was no match for the PS4, which reportedly sold twice as many consoles as Microsoft's latest offering over the same period since their launch. But as you can read from the Specifications and Features above, the Xbox One boasts impressive technical specs that are on par with the PlayStation 4.

Intrinsic values

Both consoles have comparable system memory, with the PS4 winning out slightly with their 8 GB GDDR5 against the Xbox One's 8 GB DDR5 – the G in this case highlighting the PS4's ability to handle faster graphical processing between the CPU and GPU. With 8 GB DDR5, Microsoft and Sony are over-delivering on available system memory since the latest 1080p games won't demand so much system RAM.

More time for gaming

As far as processing prowess is concerned, the Xbox One fares slightly better than the PS4. The 1.75 GHz AMD 8-core CPU versus the same CPU in the PS4 clocked at 1.6 GHz produces greater processing power but this doesn't necessarily transform into greater performance. Rather, the extra processing power of the PlayStation 4's 1.84 teraflop GPU built around AMD's Radeon technology outclasses the Xbox One's similar spec unit rated at 1.31 teraflops. With the added benefit of GDDR5 modules communicating with the GPU, Sony's PlayStation 4 can render graphics faster and deal with complicated in-game features like shadows and shrubbery. In a number of tests performed by tech review sites and next-gen gaming enthusiasts, the PS4 appears to offer greater image clarity, noticeable only in a side-by-side image snapshot comparison of games.

The games

Speaking of games, the imbalance in total sales between the two consoles could be linked to the variety of games available on the PS4 compared to Xbox One, particularly those created by independent game developers without the backing of an official publisher. This is the clearest example where the PlayStation 4 holds a clear advantage over the Xbox One, since the former has proactively supported self-published games since the console’s launch and Microsoft has been slow to introduce their own developer kit.

Xbox One vs. PS4 storage and connectivity

In the data storage stakes, both consoles come equipped with 500 GB of internal storage as standard, with Sony letting its users replace the hard drive without voiding the warranty. Due to user feedback, however, you can now add extra external storage to the Xbox One as long as the drive is at least 256 GB and compatible with SuperSpeed USB 3.0.

As far as internet options go, both consoles feature gigabit Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity and support 802.11 b/g/n, with the Xbox also supporting the older generation 802.11a band. If you're wondering why Wi-Fi connectivity is important, it is used to stream and play games from a Windows 10 PC. Using different bands can reduce interference issues, while allowing better video and audio quality more akin to streaming over a wired network.

Although you're not likely to be carrying your console around with you, the Xbox One weighs a hefty 3.56 kg, falling short of the PS4 at a slimmer 2.75 kg. The PS4 is smaller than the Xbox One (10.8" x 12" x 2" versus 13.5" x 10.4" x 3.2") and offers less connectivity options; focussing more on game performance than extra features. The Xbox One, on the other hand, sports a healthy collection of ports, including an Xbox One Kinect port, an Ethernet port, an IR blaster connection, HDMI in and HDMI out, S/PDIF for digital audio and two USB ports.

Xbox One Elite

In their attempt to recapture top spot from their rivals, Microsoft worked tirelessly on the Xbox One Elite. No apparent difference can be seen in the console's exterior, but the biggest upgrades include the drop-in replacement of the 500 GB HDD to a potent 1 TB SSD hybrid drive and an advanced Xbox One Elite wireless controller. Apart from double the storage space of the standard Xbox One, combining a traditional drive for storing games and other data with solid state technology for frequently accessed files translates into a very noticeable 20 % boost in game load time, according to tests performed by Microsoft.

Xbox One Elite

The new Xbox One Elite wireless controller gives you customisable design choices like swappable analogue sticks, new D-pads, back pedals, and joystick sensitivity. As a result, the Xbox One Elite wireless controller could be a great solution if you have challenges with finger dexterity and find the standard controller too bothersome to operate.

Xbox One Elite wireless controller

Weighing the pros and cons of the Xbox One

Despite lagging sales, the Xbox One is still a cutting edge console to rival the PS4. Let's briefly outline the pros of owning one:

  • Games: Xbox and Xbox 360 games are locked to each region they are sold in. The Xbox One doesn't hold gamers to this restriction. This means you can bring and run your game discs on holiday and play on any Xbox One unit overseas. Note that this does not include digital content or games from China.
  • Reliability: This is a big one. Too many support tickets raised on the Xbox 360 meant that Microsoft had to fix issues with overheating, which they have done with a better cooling system and increased ventilation for non-stop game play.
  • Bundled accessories: All Xbox Ones come bundled with a Kinect sensor, a headset for chatting online, and an HDMI cable for advanced picture quality.

Xbox One: Headset

  • Health: With a more accurate motion sensor, Kinect on the Xbox One can monitor your heart rate and make sure that you're working out at the right pace during cardio sessions.
  • Apps: Microsoft offers the greatest selection of apps in the games console world, including YouTube and Netflix. Up to four apps can be running at the same time, for true multi-tasking.

It's not all good news, though. Sadly, the Xbox One still fails to deliver in the following areas:

  • Backwards compatibility: Xbox and Xbox 360 games are not universally backwards compatible with the Xbox One, although Microsoft may address this in the future. But the PS4 isn´t backwards compatible as well.
  • Always-on internet: Microsoft originally told users to have a constant internet connection to use the console. Now no longer the case, after a colossal backlash from angry users, you still need to enter offline mode and download games to the HDD to play offline.
  • Design: The advantage of its sleek, ventilated design means it won't overheat and fail. The downside to this reliable design is that it can't be placed on its side and save space on your desk or TV cabinet.
  • Expensive membership: In order to get involved in multi-player games and join in with players around the world, you need an Xbox Live Gold account, which comes with a hefty annual price tag.

Streaming services on Xbox One

Cool Features of the Xbox One

Whenever Kinect is connected to the console, it remains alert and ready for any vocal command you give it. Simply say "Xbox" followed by one of over fifty voice commands to control functions on the Xbox One. For example, if you say the words "Xbox watch TV", the Xbox One will respond by entering TV mode through your TV set-top box. If you add the channel name to the command, it will automatically turn to that channel - no more hunting for the remote down the back of the sofa! Other commands include volume control, music playback, internet browsing, launching apps, and power on/off options.

Personalisation options on the Xbox One interface mean you can tailor your home screen to display your favourite apps, games, TV shows, and music tracks. But it's not restricted to one user. Anyone who signs in can configure their own personal interface with the aforementioned options as well as changing the Xbox One dashboard background with a custom image, a saved screenshot, or even showcasing one of your in-game achievements. If tiles are getting in your way, you can also adjust the transparency levels to allow the background image to show through.

10 more reasons why you could love the Xbox One

Available Accessories

Any good games console will provide a wide range of accessories to enhance your gaming experience. For music lovers, the Xbox One supports wireless guitar, microphone, and drum kit controllers while the Xbox sound bar channels audio around your room without the need for several wall-mounted speakers.

Wall mounts are available, though, if you want to place your Kinect sensor in a more dance friendly spot on your wall above or below your flat screen TV. The other benefit to this is that you'll be able to move more freely, rather than trying to aim your movements directly at your console located on your TV cabinet.

Rev heads can simulate the driving experience with steering wheels, gear stick, and foot pedals, while driving chairs bond these three functions together in a drive-friendly chair. This is perfect for running countless laps and taking sharp turns on top racing titles, like Forza Motorsport 6.

If the bundled Xbox One headset isn't up to your usual high standards, fans of online multi-player games can communicate better with team mates and opponents during campaigns with the advanced noise cancelling and chat control features built into high-tech wired and wireless headphones.

Tom Clancy Xbox One bundle

Where to get an Xbox One

Opting for the Xbox One will come down to a few essential criteria. It has plenty to offer for the casual gamer seeking a modern, all in one game and entertainment package thanks to its interactivity with both TV sets and Windows computers as well as the bundled Kinect unit. Hard core game fans will appreciate the next-gen graphics and improved reliability over the Xbox 360. For an extra investment, the Xbox One Elite offers speedier game load times, while the wireless controller is worth considering if you need to take pressure off uncomfortable hand and finger placements.

eBay and Amazon are just two of the big merchants selling the Xbox One online, usually offering good discounts on starter packs, as well as unique bundle packs during Christmas time and Black Friday. Many high street stores like Toys R Us and Argos are also giving customers the chance to grab a bargain, often selling the console cheaper on the internet than in store.

HotUKDeals keeps track of all deals on the Xbox One on its dedicated tag page, not just during these special holiday periods, but is continuously updated all the time.