Firewatch PS4 10% PS+ Discount - £13.49 @ PSN Store
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Firewatch PS4 10% PS+ Discount - £13.49 @ PSN Store

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Found 9th Feb 2016
10% PS+ discount until 17/2/2016

Edit: If you don't mind spending a few minutes making a Canadian PSN account, you can get it for £9.95
hotukdeals.com/dea…727
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Not really much of a deal X)
Not really a great deal, but that theme is orgasmic.
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Demtendo64

Not really much of a deal X)


I mean, it did literally just release today so....
That is the going rate though. same price for PC
Every penny counts.... Been looking forward to this game hope they have sorted the frame rate issues
It annoys me more that the Bundle is more expensive than buying the game with the PS Plus discount and the theme separately
Currently downloading this. Put the 10% saving towards the theme.
£9.95~ if you have a Canadian account without plus.
Tee_Doff23

£9.95~ if you have a Canadian account without plus.



yeah I've use my Canadian psn account to buy this
Cheaper than buying the bundle as well by a few pence!
think I saw the trailer for this and was interested! good price
Watching someone play through it on Twitch because i'm too tight to pay and play it myself lol.
I wish people wouldn't use phrases like "orgasmic" when talking about video games etc. It's just not right, bordering on the weird I'd say. oO
Edited by: "Rossmor40" 10th Feb 2016
I'd avoid it for now. I'm up to "Day 3" and the frame rate is really annoying. It gets so bad that the game freezes at points, especially when grappling. They're supposedly working on a fix for it.
doesn't really affect the gameplay such as it is. the overall visual presentation is great.
According to the gametrailers review its only 4-5 hours long.
Be aware that there are lots of reports that it runs like crap on the PS4 currently.
I played day one last night and the picture stuttered twice. Not a deal breaker and I am sure it will be fixed soon but it did interfere with how immersed I felt at the time. Still, will play day two tonight. Personal choice depends how much you want to play it versus how much frame rate dips would bother you.

It is gorgeous and the story has already pulled me in.
No platinum and only 5 trophies to collect, what a joke trophy wise.. haha
Completed it last night. Loved being in the world. Loved the experience. Had very few frame rate issues. Well worth £15.
It's astounding that this is hot, while a cheaper deal for the same thing is cold. I think even the OP is somewhat baffled. I really need to start checking the New tab more often instead of relying on what the community deems 'Hot'. Dread to think what I've missed over the years.
I think it's just down to sheer laziness that a lot of people don't go for the foreign ps4 deals. They perceive as too much hassle when it isn't really any hassle at all.
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silvercondor

It's astounding that this is hot, while a cheaper deal for the same thing … It's astounding that this is hot, while a cheaper deal for the same thing is cold. I think even the OP is somewhat baffled. I really need to start checking the New tab more often instead of relying on what the community deems 'Hot'. Dread to think what I've missed over the years.


In all honesty, I went for the other deal myself. £5ish saving (including the theme) for a few minutes making a Canadian account and buying Canadian PSN codes seems worth it. Almost certainly going to use the account again in the future anyway.
Edited by: "dealhunter1233" 10th Feb 2016
dealhunter1233

In all honesty, I went for the other deal myself. £5ish saving (including … In all honesty, I went for the other deal myself. £5ish saving (including the theme) for a few minutes making a Canadian account and buying Canadian PSN codes seems worth it. Almost certainly going to use the account again in the future anyway.



Yeah, I'm obviously not getting at you here, dude. That's a nice little £1.50 saving for PS+ members, but it's disconcerting that people aren't just turning their noses up at the Canadian deal, but actually voting it cold. I hope it doesn't stop people sharing similar deals in future.

Personally, I'm always on the lookout for the cheapest deal, plain and simple. I don't care if it's physical or digital, or if it's from another region. But a majority of people on here seem to dislike digital deals, and foreign digital deals even more so. Can people really not be bothered spending 10 minutes to set up a Canadian account to save a few quid? And once it's set up, it's set up. Done. Pretty much EVERYTHING is cheaper over there.

And while I'm ranting, the people voting the Canadian deals cold are likely the same ones advocating buying 10 copies of a game to make a few quid profit at CEX. Where's the community spirit in that?

Anyway! Rant over. Now let's all enjoy our £10 Canadian copies of Firewatch on our UK accounts (Bloody terrible deal. Terrible).
Edited by: "silvercondor" 10th Feb 2016
silvercondor

Personally, I'm always on the lookout for the cheapest deal, plain and … Personally, I'm always on the lookout for the cheapest deal, plain and simple. I don't care if it's physical or digital, or if it's from another region. But a majority of people on here seem to dislike digital deals, and foreign digital deals even more so. Can people really not be bothered spending 10 minutes to set up a Canadian account to save a few quid? And once it's set up, it's set up. Done. Pretty much EVERYTHING is cheaper over there.


While that's true - and I've gone and voted hot on your other deal - I think that setting up foreign user accounts is seen by some as fraudulent, so there could be a moral objection there (as well as fear of the possibility that the accounts could eventually be shut down at some point).

So while I can understand the surprise at people not being more welcoming towards a better price, I can also understand people preferring to pay a bit more by a legitimate route.
DaveWallace

While that's true - and I've gone and voted hot on your other deal - I … While that's true - and I've gone and voted hot on your other deal - I think that setting up foreign user accounts is seen by some as fraudulent, so there could be a moral objection there (as well as fear of the possibility that the accounts could eventually be shut down at some point).So while I can understand the surprise at people not being more welcoming towards a better price, I can also understand people preferring to pay a bit more by a legitimate route.



Very diplomatic, Dave

Without conducting some sort of poll, I suspect people are more turned off because these deals are digital, and demand - at least initially - a little more effort.

As I mentioned, there are people here advocating buying piles of games just to take to CEX, so I don't think moral objection is a big problem.

In the grand scheme of things, I don't see this as being any worse than, say, accessing US Netflix, or setting up multiple accounts to get first-time-buyer discounts from Sainsbury's. A wee bit cheeky, yes, but you're ultimately still paying for a service.

With regards to PSN in particular, this has been going on for years. I set up a Japanese account on my PS3 to buy one of the Fire Pro games that simply wasn't available in the West. A victimless crime (like punching someone in the dark).

And in all cases - Netflix, Sainsbury's, PSN - the seller could easily take steps to block/ban the supposed offenders, but again, you're a paying customer. I doubt Sony or the publishers are too fussed about a small undercurrent of nerds in the UK. If so, it simply wouldn't be possible to "fool" the system.
silvercondor

Very diplomatic, Dave ;)Without conducting some sort of poll, I suspect … Very diplomatic, Dave ;)Without conducting some sort of poll, I suspect people are more turned off because these deals are digital, and demand - at least initially - a little more effort.As I mentioned, there are people here advocating buying piles of games just to take to CEX, so I don't think moral objection is a big problem.In the grand scheme of things, I don't see this as being any worse than, say, accessing US Netflix, or setting up multiple accounts to get first-time-buyer discounts from Sainsbury's. A wee bit cheeky, yes, but you're ultimately still paying for a service.With regards to PSN in particular, this has been going on for years. I set up a Japanese account on my PS3 to buy one of the Fire Pro games that simply wasn't available in the West. A victimless crime (like punching someone in the dark).And in all cases - Netflix, Sainsbury's, PSN - the seller could easily take steps to block/ban the supposed offenders, but again, you're a paying customer. I doubt Sony or the publishers are too fussed about a small undercurrent of nerds in the UK. If so, it simply wouldn't be possible to "fool" the system.


Yeah, that's a fair point. I'm sure the digital aspect is an element of it (although in the case of Firewatch it's only available digitally at the moment, isn't it?).

(Also, regarding the examples you mention, I do remember a little while back Sainsbury's taking action to reject those duplicate accounts set up to take advantage of those first-order deals, and refuse any orders from them. Erm, apparently... :))
Edited by: "DaveWallace" 10th Feb 2016
Every penny counts but I'll hold off for a while got too many games in my back catalogue. My buddy text me at 22.30 last night saying he just bought it and was about to start, 01.00 he texts me again saying he's beat it...
DaveWallace

(Also, regarding the examples you mention, I do remember a little while … (Also, regarding the examples you mention, I do remember a little while back Sainsbury's taking action to reject those duplicate accounts set up to take advantage of those first-order deals, and refuse any orders from them. Erm, apparently... :))



DaveWallace

Yeah, that's a fair point. I'm sure the digital aspect is an element of … Yeah, that's a fair point. I'm sure the digital aspect is an element of it (although in the case of Firewatch it's only available digitally at the moment, isn't it?).(Also, regarding the examples you mention, I do remember a little while back Sainsbury's taking action to reject those duplicate accounts set up to take advantage of those first-order deals, and refuse any orders from them. Erm, apparently... :))



Yeah, I was going to say: that's the thing that's even more baffling about this: it's a direct comparison between two digital deals, and the more expensive one is winning by a country mile (though I notice the Canadian one is rightly getting hotter).

Eh, does "apparently" mean you were on the receiving end? I always feel guilty when the guy asks, "Is this your first delivery?" Haha!
I personally think the relative prices on the Canadian deals are pretty impressive (especially it's something expensive like The Witness and when you have a good easy cheap source of Canadian credit). Further to that, I wholly stand by your sentiment of obtaining the "cheapest deal" legally (let's not debate shades of grey), but actually the reason I personally don't jump at the Canadian savings is because I'd rather have all my digital "purchases" on the one real account. Partly for convenience (having them all in one place) and partly for longevity (especially if anything goes wrong).

I know there are pros and cons to digital, but all that aside if we just look at 'foreign digital' compared to 'real account digital' then the pros end at a few quid, and the cons list is much longer.

Edit: By the way, I haven't voted on the canadian deal this time (didn't even see it), and I do think this one is overheated for a measly 10% discount on the standard launch price, without even considering concerns of length and performance issues. The Deadly Tower of Monsters had a 35% launch discount just a few weeks ago, now that's how you encourage early buyers. 10% is like "oh go on, we know you were going to buy it anyway".
Edited by: "PrinceRules64" 10th Feb 2016
Hearing about the issues with the PS4 version, think I'll wait for it to be patched before buying.
Edited by: "Waveset" 10th Feb 2016
maizecorn

Not really a great deal, but that theme is orgasmic.



It's alright, but it's another that because of the lighter upper colours, blanks half your writing out! It's like they never test these things, sure it's a sunrise/sunset, but it looks poor.
Played a bit today: I have to say I did notice the stuttering which is a shame as it's beautifully smooth until it stutters. I also got really motion sick but I can be prone to that with first person games.

However, I'm only about 20 minutes in and I love it already: the gameplay, the story, the presentation. Glad I supported them with my money even if it may take a patch to even it out a little.

Also, if anyone is interested (whether it's a passing interest or more) in video games discussion and humour, listen to the Idle Thumbs podcast: many of the guys who made Firewatch are on the show and their discussions about everything video game-related (and sometimes not video game-related) are fascinating and very funny.
Played Day 1 yesterday, the frame rate is quite noticeable (but doesn't take away any enjoyment), the sound, art style and voice acting are all fantastic and although there are only 5 trophies (just complete the game) well worth every penny.
vig1lante

Played Day 1 yesterday, the frame rate is quite noticeable (but doesn't … Played Day 1 yesterday, the frame rate is quite noticeable (but doesn't take away any enjoyment), the sound, art style and voice acting are all fantastic and although there are only 5 trophies (just complete the game) well worth every penny.



Yeah, I'll second that (finished Day 2 last night). The framerate thing is definitely noticeable, but hardly renders it unplayable. Everything else is so utterly spot on, that it's entirely forgivable; I can't wait to finish it tonight. And I've noticed some of the stutters are actually down to the auto-save kicking in.
Been playing 3 hours, spent the best part of the 3rd hour walking around thinking I had missed something. Turns out, a note which I need to collect (from the frame of a tent) has failed to spawn. So I'm stuck in an infinite loop as I can't trigger the end of 'day 2', and the auto save feature has blocked any chance of backtracking. So it's either quit and try again or wait it out to see if and when it can be patched.

Besides the stuttering, the occasionally popping up of trees etc, and a few general draw distance gremlins - I was really enjoying it! -.-

silvercondor

Very diplomatic, Dave ;)Without conducting some sort of poll, I suspect … Very diplomatic, Dave ;)Without conducting some sort of poll, I suspect people are more turned off because these deals are digital, and demand - at least initially - a little more effort.As I mentioned, there are people here advocating buying piles of games just to take to CEX, so I don't think moral objection is a big problem.In the grand scheme of things, I don't see this as being any worse than, say, accessing US Netflix, or setting up multiple accounts to get first-time-buyer discounts from Sainsbury's. A wee bit cheeky, yes, but you're ultimately still paying for a service.With regards to PSN in particular, this has been going on for years. I set up a Japanese account on my PS3 to buy one of the Fire Pro games that simply wasn't available in the West. A victimless crime (like punching someone in the dark).And in all cases - Netflix, Sainsbury's, PSN - the seller could easily take steps to block/ban the supposed offenders, but again, you're a paying customer. I doubt Sony or the publishers are too fussed about a small undercurrent of nerds in the UK. If so, it simply wouldn't be possible to "fool" the system.


I can see Sony cracking down on it soon with all the publicity its getting on forums.

Are you charged UK VAT on the canadian store?

Reason im asking is you didn't used to be but I heard the law was changing last year. Apparantly digital purchases were to be taxed at the rate of the country they were purchased as opposed to sold.
Edited by: "callum84" 15th Feb 2016
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callum84

I can see Sony cracking down on it soon with all the publicity its … I can see Sony cracking down on it soon with all the publicity its getting on forums.Are you charged UK VAT on the canadian store?Reason im asking is you didn't used to be but I heard the law was changing last year. Apparantly digital purchases were to be taxed at the rate of the country they were purchased as opposed to sold.


It has been going on for years though, would be silly of Sony to stop people giving them money.
dealhunter1233

It has been going on for years though, would be silly of Sony to stop … It has been going on for years though, would be silly of Sony to stop people giving them money.


They may not have a choice.

Legally they should be charging VAT when selling to consumers in uk.
Tax collected on digital purchases in the EU should go to country where the content was purchased, ie HMRC.

Im guessing when you set up a canadian account you are telling them you reside in Canada so no tax is payable.

I dont agree with it but cant see it lasting forever with the recent tax witch hunts.


callum84

They may not have a choice.Legally they should be charging VAT when … They may not have a choice.Legally they should be charging VAT when selling to consumers in uk.Tax collected on digital purchases in the EU should go to country where the content was purchased, ie HMRC.Im guessing when you set up a canadian account you are telling them you reside in Canada so no tax is payable.I dont agree with it but cant see it lasting forever with the recent tax witch hunts.



It'd be interesting to see how they'd implement it. Logistically, how would they weed out/identify us cheeky chaps?

And would I still be able to play the games I've already bought? What about leftover credit? Too bad because I've technically violated the terms and conditions?
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