Xbox 360 selling the same amount of units as the Xbox One

Whilst the PS4 is comfortably outselling its predecessor, the Xbox One is struggling to shrug off the 360. Sales spiked upon the release of Titanfall but beyond this the sales are pretty More »

Are you a real gamer if you just play FIFA and Call of Duty?

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Call of Duty pre-orders are low, who will be the new FPS king?

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Microsoft are still too reliant on the Halo franchise

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We are back (and hornier than ever)

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Xbox One continues trend of higher overall attachment rate

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Best Xbox One deal 2015

The best Xbox One deals right now (as of March 2015)

Looking for the best Xbox deal? Here’s a rundown of the bundles currently on offer and which represents the best value.

For this example will be using Amazon to compare prices. Why? Amazon price match other companies so we can be sure it’s currently the best deal around.

The deals

Xbox One Console with Assassin’s Creed Unity with Linx 7-Inch Tablet and Two Official Xbox One Wireless Controllers – Currently selling for £369.99. Let’s break down this deal and see the actual value.

Assassins Creed Unity and Black Flag – Both are download titles but collectively worth around £30

Xbox One console – Standard version without Kinect sells for £299.99

Extra Controller – £34.85

Linx 7 inch tablet – Currently £73.80

The total individual selling price for this package would be between £420-£450 so £369.99 seems like a good deal. I must add that the tablet included is pretty decent too.

Xbox One Console with Halo: The Master Chief Collection – Currently on sale for £309.99. Not too bad of a price considering it’s only £10 more than the standalone console although Halo has some issues which need ironing out. Still, in terms of value it’s a great set to start with as The MasterChief Collection is still a great buy and worth more than the extra £10.

Xbox One Console with Evolve – Currently selling for £299.81 making it a much better deal than the one above. Of course if you’re a Halo fan you may disagree! It’s value will depend on how much you want Evolve. Still, the console alone sells for this price so this seems like a good deal.

Conclusion

If your budget stretches then the sensible option would be go for option 1, with the added extras it makes a superb deal. The other two listed are great if you are limited by budget but still want an extra game.

Where to buy amiibo UK 2015

Where to buy Amiibos? UK only

Amiibos can be hard to come by. The rarest ones are seen on ebay going for around £40-£50 and shortage has seen prices skyrocket across the board. There’s not much we can do about these, however you can plan for future and snag some future rares.

The current wave of amiibos has sold out and only Mega Man and Sonic remain. Forget about King DeDeDe and Meta Knight, they have been snapped up and recently Nintendo said they will not be replenishing stock.

Which amiibos will be rare in the future?

This is what you really want to be focusing on. We already know that Nintendo won’t be reproducing any Amiibos any time soon so the focus should be on snagging future rares. Some of the Amiibos which are becoming harder to find are

Kirby – Current £16 but the price is rising!

Fox – Around £15 now but supplies are low

Zelda - Probably one are lot are going to overlook. £16 from Amazon as we speak. Snag this one quick

These three will be the future rares and price will undoubtedly increase. You will not find these in the stores in the UK. Buying these Amiibos should be seen as a investment as price will double if not triple in coming years if you leave them sealed of course.

Pre-order

The best advice I can give you is to pre-order as many upcoming Amiibos as possible. Currently the one I’m thinking is going to be the next rare is Toad from the Super Mario Series. You can buy him currently for £12 from Amazon here -Toad

The UK seems to have taken to Amiibos just as much as the rest of world, this despite the lack of interest in the Wii U console which seems have been discontinued from a lot of stores. Here’s to hoping that more games will support Amiibo functionality on the Wii U and 3DS!

Good luck with your quest on getting those rare Amiibos!

Lizard squad members: The Suspects

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There can’t be too many unfamiliar with the group known as the ‘Lizard Squad’. They delivered a series of attacks to both PSN and Xbox Live causing major outages in the festive period. Whilst the FBI are now getting involved, we take matters in to our own hands and bring you the Top 5 suspects.

Xbox 360 selling the same amount of units as the Xbox One

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Whilst the PS4 is comfortably outselling its predecessor, the Xbox One is struggling to shrug off the 360. Sales spiked upon the release of Titanfall but beyond this the sales are pretty much at a tie. The expected dominance of the North American market has somewhat fizzled, with the PS4 beating Microsoft up on its home soil. It’s tough viewing if you’re an Xbox One fan, we all know what went wrong but is there any light at the end of the tunnel for the seemingly ill-fated Xbox One?

Are you a real gamer if you just play FIFA and Call of Duty?

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This weeks debate is on the subject of casual gamers, more specifically it’s based on those who purchase consoles without the intention on branching out beyond the yearly CoD or FIFA. Everyone should know at least one person who buys the latest console just to play either or both of these games. Usually they have no interest in the single player aspect of the game, which is reflected in their gaming history through lack of achievements and trophies. Sure, they are annoying but could they be doing greater damage to the overall gaming sector?

Call of Duty pre-orders are low, who will be the new FPS king?

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Call of Duty has long reigned supreme in terms of overall sales for a console game. It’s instant accessibility, coupled with its popularity among teenage boys and the esports crowd have seen sales showing no signs of letting up, until now that is.

Microsoft are still too reliant on the Halo franchise

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E3 has long gone but Microsoft missed a vital opportunity to entice the current gaming crowd to their ill fated Xbox One. What could of been a showcase of upcoming showstopping Halo beaters turned in to a bunch of filler games leading up to Halo 5 and the Masterchief Collection. I couldn’t help but feel that this wasn’t the risk taking Microsoft we seen bursting on the scene in the early 2000s. Nowadays their show fills me with cringeworthy moments of failure, making the viewing public sit on the edge of their seat, waiting for the next clanger to be dropped. As much as it hurts to say this, Halo was that clanger this time around.

We are back (and hornier than ever)

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After many months away from updating the site we have returned. I would compare this act to something Jesus related but look what happened to John Lennon when he tried that. I still wonder why I keep referring to the site as ‘we’ when in reality it has always been run solely by myself. I guess nobody wants to write for this hell hole of a site, which is understandable.

Why we should praise the mandatory Kinect

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The Xbox One making Kinect 2.0 mandatory when purchasing the console was always going to annoy the masses, but is there logic behind Microsofts most heckled move?

Xbox One continues trend of higher overall attachment rate

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The #4thegamers motto is something which Sony boast far too often. So far this statement has been false as it seems they are yet again losing the attachment rate war, which somewhat contradicts their beloved slogan.