Xbox Elite Wireless Controller & Gears of War 4 Bundle £99.99 Delivered @ Currys & PC World
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Xbox Elite Wireless Controller & Gears of War 4 Bundle £99.99 Delivered @ Currys & PC World

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A controller and a game costs £100??!?!!?

Original Poster

ritchiedrama

A controller and a game costs £100??!?!!?



Yup, im not buying it, but go to the argos post if you want to see all comments along these lines...

Wilsh88

Yup, im not buying it, but go to the argos post if you want to see all … Yup, im not buying it, but go to the argos post if you want to see all comments along these lines...




That's insane wow, genuinely shocked lol. Consoles are a joke man.

Original Poster

ritchiedrama

That's insane wow, genuinely shocked lol. Consoles are a joke man.



Have a look at hottest gaming deal of the week.

ritchiedrama

That's insane wow, genuinely shocked lol. Consoles are a joke man.



Yeah because mechanical keyboards and mice don't run into the hundreds. smh

Mikey_b

Yeah because mechanical keyboards and mice don't run into the hundreds. … Yeah because mechanical keyboards and mice don't run into the hundreds. smh




What has that got to do with it? My spare budget PC can run games at triple the FPS of a console and I can do so much more with a PC.

You also don't NEED a mechanical keyboard and there is a tonne of gaming mice that aren't too expensive such as the rival. You've compared the price of a game and a controller to a mouse and a keyboard too, very intelligent.

I can get about 4-5 games that have just been released on pc for £99 you Joker.

ritchiedrama

What has that got to do with it? My spare budget PC can run games at … What has that got to do with it? My spare budget PC can run games at triple the FPS of a console and I can do so much more with a PC.You also don't NEED a mechanical keyboard and there is a tonne of gaming mice that aren't too expensive such as the rival. You've compared the price of a game and a controller to a mouse and a keyboard too, very intelligent. I can get about 4-5 games that have just been released on pc for £99 you Joker.



Whats FPS got to do with comparing mechanical keyboards to controllers?

ronkerdonk

Whats FPS got to do with comparing mechanical keyboards to controllers?



Because he is comparing a mouse and keyboard with the price of a controller and a game.

While a PC maybe a little more expensive than a PS4/Xbox to set up now (due to keyboard/mouse) there are several factors at play.

A PC itself can be made for cheaper/the same price and run games better than a PS4 and Xbox, with ease, at double and even triple the frame rate, and thats for the same price.

There is also extra factors with a PS4/Xbox, most people will buy a great TV, just like PC users buy a 144Hz monitor.

I'm not here to argue with you, because well, simply everything I've said is fine, and £99.99 for an Xbox controller and one game is extortion, lol.

Why have PC World featured a picture of the XB1 game's box? Surely the offer features the PC version of the game given that it's a controller also designed for use on PC and it's being sold by PC World?

Edit:
Ah, I see that it's Currys PC World as opposed to PC World so the offer is presumably for the console crowd.
Edited by: "KirstyB87" 16th Feb

Original Poster

KirstyB87

Why have PC World featured a picture of the XB1 game's box? Surely the … Why have PC World featured a picture of the XB1 game's box? Surely the offer features the PC version of the game given that it's a controller also designed for use on PC and it's being sold by PC World?Edit:Ah, I see that it's Currys PC World as opposed to PC World so the offer is presumably for the console crowd.


ritchiedrama

Because he is comparing a mouse and keyboard with the price of a … Because he is comparing a mouse and keyboard with the price of a controller and a game.While a PC maybe a little more expensive than a PS4/Xbox to set up now (due to keyboard/mouse) there are several factors at play.A PC itself can be made for cheaper/the same price and run games better than a PS4 and Xbox, with ease, at double and even triple the frame rate, and thats for the same price. There is also extra factors with a PS4/Xbox, most people will buy a great TV, just like PC users buy a 144Hz monitor.I'm not here to argue with you, because well, simply everything I've said is fine, and £99.99 for an Xbox controller and one game is extortion, lol.



Didn't think i asked how much it was to set up a PC compared to a console but ok then.......

ritchiedrama

£99.99 for an Xbox controller and one game is extortion, lol.


It really isn't. If you believe otherwise then I suggest you look up the word "extortion" in a dictionary.
Edited by: "KirstyB87" 16th Feb

KirstyB87

It really isn't. If you believe otherwise then I suggest you look up the … It really isn't. If you believe otherwise then I suggest you look up the word "extortion" in a dictionary.



"Extortion (also called shakedown, outwrestling, and exaction) is a criminal offense of obtaining money"

It is a criminal offense to charge £99.99 for an Xbox controller and game imo \o>

ritchiedrama

"Extortion (also called shakedown, outwrestling, and exaction) is a … "Extortion (also called shakedown, outwrestling, and exaction) is a criminal offense of obtaining money"It is a criminal offense to charge £99.99 for an Xbox controller and game imo \o>


So legal matters and dictionary definitions are subject to your personal opinion. That makes sense!

ritchiedrama

"Extortion (also called shakedown, outwrestling, and exaction) is a … "Extortion (also called shakedown, outwrestling, and exaction) is a criminal offense of obtaining money"It is a criminal offense to charge £99.99 for an Xbox controller and game imo \o>



I wondered why the grammar was so bad in that sentence, I had to look it up, and you forgot, or intentionally failed to copy the whole sentence.

Extortion is a criminal offense of obtaining money, property, or services from an individual or institution, through coercion.

"Through coercion" being the key point. No-one is being coerced into anything. They're showing you the goods, and the price, and you can choose to pay for them, or not.

This is a deal thread. No one wants to read this pc-favouring spiel. I play on both, no point in favouring one over the other. I can't play Undertale/Papers Please on console, and i can't play Bloodborne, Halo, Mario etc on pc. Swings and roundabouts.

Heat added. After all, it's prob the best pad you can buy for pc

ritchiedrama

"Extortion (also called shakedown, outwrestling, and exaction) is a … "Extortion (also called shakedown, outwrestling, and exaction) is a criminal offense of obtaining money"It is a criminal offense to charge £99.99 for an Xbox controller and game imo \o>



​Well literally thousands of people disagree with you, this is a high end custom peripheral that you can choose to buy if you want it but it isn't needed, just like a £100 mechanical keyboard is a custom peripheral but isn't needed to play pc games.

Also the controller is sold at £99.99 all the time, so the game is an extra bonus to bring the price of the price down.

I'm pretty sure you're trolling, splitting off into arguments about the cost of games and fps on pc games when you clearly couldn't care less about the elite controller and what it does just screams troll to me but I had a spare minute so oh well.

secretspartan1

​Well literally thousands of people disagree with you, this is a high end … ​Well literally thousands of people disagree with you, this is a high end custom peripheral that you can choose to buy if you want it but it isn't needed, just like a £100 mechanical keyboard is a custom peripheral but isn't needed to play pc games. Also the controller is sold at £99.99 all the time, so the game is an extra bonus to bring the price of the price down. I'm pretty sure you're trolling, splitting off into arguments about the cost of games and fps on pc games when you clearly couldn't care less about the elite controller and what it does just screams troll to me but I had a spare minute so oh well.




Anyone who pays £100 for a controller, a keyboard or a mouse is an idiot. It's the equivalent to people who buy weight loss methods, drugs, whatever.

It doesn't matter if people disagree with me, they're bad at games I'm not, so that'll do me.

ritchiedrama

What has that got to do with it? My spare budget PC can run games at … What has that got to do with it? My spare budget PC can run games at triple the FPS of a console and I can do so much more with a PC.You also don't NEED a mechanical keyboard and there is a tonne of gaming mice that aren't too expensive such as the rival. You've compared the price of a game and a controller to a mouse and a keyboard too, very intelligent. I can get about 4-5 games that have just been released on pc for £99 you Joker.



​You don't need an elite controller anymore them you need a mechanical keyboard. The normal controller offers practically the same functionality as this controller, much the same as a basic keyboard performs practically the same functionality as a mechanical keyboard.

Funnily enough though, there are people who like nice things such as mechanical keyboards and this controller and are happy to pay money for said nice things.

I purchased this without a game primarily for use in my pc as it is my default console and it's great. Incidentally my mechanical keyboard also came without a game and is also great.

If you don't like premium products that's fine, but let's not pretend that this has anything to do with the relative value of consoles vs pcs

ritchiedrama

You also don't NEED a mechanical keyboard and there is a tonne of gaming … You also don't NEED a mechanical keyboard and there is a tonne of gaming mice that aren't too expensive such as the rival.



You also don't NEED an elite controller for the XB1...it's a higher quality product that people can choose to buy, just like mechanical keyboards and premium mice. Whatever you do don't look up Scuf pads or you will probably bust a blood vessel.

SVRich

You also don't NEED an elite controller for the XB1...it's a higher … You also don't NEED an elite controller for the XB1...it's a higher quality product that people can choose to buy, just like mechanical keyboards and premium mice. Whatever you do don't look up Scuf pads or you will probably bust a blood vessel.




Then my question is, why is this considered a good deal? Surely an over-priced product like this should receive cold votes (i'm not blaming the OP, I'm blaming the actual product).

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ritchiedrama

Then my question is, why is this considered a good deal? Surely an … Then my question is, why is this considered a good deal? Surely an over-priced product like this should receive cold votes (i'm not blaming the OP, I'm blaming the actual product).



Because it has an RRP of £129.99.

I hope that clears it up

SVRich

You also don't NEED an elite controller for the XB1...it's a higher … You also don't NEED an elite controller for the XB1...it's a higher quality product that people can choose to buy, just like mechanical keyboards and premium mice. Whatever you do don't look up Scuf pads or you will probably bust a blood vessel.



​Those are sexy. Honestly had I realised those existed before I bought my elite I'd probably have gotten one of those instead.

ritchiedrama

Then my question is, why is this considered a good deal? Surely an … Then my question is, why is this considered a good deal? Surely an over-priced product like this should receive cold votes (i'm not blaming the OP, I'm blaming the actual product).



It's because this is a good price for this product with a recent game. What you or I may think about the relative value of this product is irrelevant, for someone who want's it then it is a good deal. For someone who just wants a pad a doesn't want the extra features and nicer feel of this product then the standard pad would be a better option.

Value of an item is all relative to the person looking at it, for example there is a website offering a 30% off a black cotton T-Shirt that has 'fcuk fear' written on it for £17.49 (originally £24.99), functionally this T-Shirt is probably no better that the 100% cotton t-shirts I bought from ASDA at 3 for £10, but some people must like the design and think that it is worth the extra. I can't understand it myself but I don't judge those who do.

SVRich

It's because this is a good price for this product with a recent game. … It's because this is a good price for this product with a recent game. What you or I may think about the relative value of this product is irrelevant, for someone who want's it then it is a good deal. For someone who just wants a pad a doesn't want the extra features and nicer feel of this product then the standard pad would be a better option. Value of an item is all relative to the person looking at it, for example there is a website offering a 30% off a black cotton T-Shirt that has 'fcuk fear' written on it for £17.49 (originally £24.99), functionally this T-Shirt is probably no better that the 100% cotton t-shirts I bought from ASDA at 3 for £10, but some people must like the design and think that it is worth the extra. I can't understand it myself but I don't judge those who do.



​Be honest, you do judge them really, don't you?

You just don't go troll the deal.

ritchiedrama

What has that got to do with it? My spare budget PC can run games at … What has that got to do with it? My spare budget PC can run games at triple the FPS of a console and I can do so much more with a PC.You also don't NEED a mechanical keyboard and there is a tonne of gaming mice that aren't too expensive such as the rival. You've compared the price of a game and a controller to a mouse and a keyboard too, very intelligent. I can get about 4-5 games that have just been released on pc for £99 you Joker.


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Is it okay to report someone here for being a general tool? @Mods

I like nice things and yes you don't need this controller but if you can afford it it's a great deal.

Heat from me

Well it didn't take long for someone to mention triple the FPS etc etc etc.

For the record, I picked this up from Argos last time round and it's a great controller. I agree it's not necessary, but it's a lot nicer in the hands than the standard controller, it's got a bit of heft about it which I like and the extra paddles on the back make life a lot easier. I love using it in Titanfall and being able to shoot and jump and turn around at the same time - it does give you an advantage.

It's certainly worth the extra £35 you'd be spending over buying a controller at £40 and the game at £25, especially if you stick the game on eBay for around the same amount.

All this PC chat is hilarious too, since you can use this controller on PC :oO

I have this controller as came bundled with the 179 Xbox elite console deal last year at Tesco. It uses the same transducers for the sticks and triggers as the original so no additional accuracy. It weighs a bit more and feels like it's better made. It doesn't feel like it should cost 100 however. I prefer it to the original but wouldn't pay the extra for the difference if I had the choice. The paddles are a nice addition if you use them, otherwise they can get in the way and you end up just keeping in the case. It's a bit of a mixed bag in my opinion and certainly not the awesome game changing pad a lot of people make it out to be.

johnthehuman

All this PC chat is hilarious too, since you can use this controller on … All this PC chat is hilarious too, since you can use this controller on PC :oO




.....And? I can use petrol in a car and a lawnmower, what is your point.

ritchiedrama

Because he is comparing a mouse and keyboard with the price of a … Because he is comparing a mouse and keyboard with the price of a controller and a game.While a PC maybe a little more expensive than a PS4/Xbox to set up now (due to keyboard/mouse) there are several factors at play.A PC itself can be made for cheaper/the same price and run games better than a PS4 and Xbox, with ease, at double and even triple the frame rate, and thats for the same price. There is also extra factors with a PS4/Xbox, most people will buy a great TV, just like PC users buy a 144Hz monitor.I'm not here to argue with you, because well, simply everything I've said is fine, and £99.99 for an Xbox controller and one game is extortion, lol.



​Price a PC for me that will run the games at 2 to 3 times the fps. I paid 179 for the elite model including this control. Im genuinely interested as to what can be bought including the price of the OS for 179 that can perform as you said. My PC gpu costs more than my Xbox.

mental lol

great price for a great contorller and a great game IMO. i own both and the controller is again imo far better than the standard one. i use the paddels in some games not all but they are great for some games

heat added

ritchiedrama

Anyone who pays £100 for a controller, a keyboard or a mouse is an idiot. … Anyone who pays £100 for a controller, a keyboard or a mouse is an idiot. It's the equivalent to people who buy weight loss methods, drugs, whatever. It doesn't matter if people disagree with me, they're bad at games I'm not, so that'll do me.



You have put a lot of information out there. I'm a PC gamer, and I thought it might be useful to collate and summarise for the benefit of people like myself, in the market for a new controller.


The Elite Xbox One/PC controller + GOW4 is an overpriced deal because...

-Buying an expensive controller is like buying weight loss methods or drugs
-Newly released PC games are £20-£25
-While comparable in price, the cost of optional PC peripherals vs optional Console peripherals is invalid
-Extortion means as many words into the dictionary definition as suits my argument
-If you buy a controller for £100 you're an idiot. If you disagree with me, you are bad at games!
-The best available deal for a product is not a reason to vote it up
-An PC built for less than the cost a PS4/Xbox One will run the same games at double/triple the framerate.
(And you can do other things on it too!)

Edited by: "Stimpington" 16th Feb

MysticalUndies

​Price a PC for me that will run the games at 2 to 3 times the fps. I p … ​Price a PC for me that will run the games at 2 to 3 times the fps. I paid 179 for the elite model including this control. Im genuinely interested as to what can be bought including the price of the OS for 179 that can perform as you said. My PC gpu costs more than my Xbox.



​Better question, how much is a 180Hz monitor if his pc is running 3x the xbox fps?

Elivercury

​Better question, how much is a 180Hz monitor if his pc is running 3x the … ​Better question, how much is a 180Hz monitor if his pc is running 3x the xbox fps?




And that kind of comment shows how much you know nothing about hz, or frames per second with that kind of comment i'm surprised you aren't one of the "your eyes can't see past 60 fps!1111!!1"

Elivercury

​Be honest, you do judge them really, don't you?You just don't go troll t … ​Be honest, you do judge them really, don't you?You just don't go troll the deal.



​No because I know in other areas I am just as bad. I buy brands when I like the designs or whatever but it generally has to be more than their name in a brand font.

You actually made some good points there. So what components do you recommend I use to build a PC so I can play Uncharted, Horizon Zero Dawn, The Last of Us 2, Gran Turismo ect?

Anyone know if this is Physical or Digital copy of GoW4?
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