Weekly Pick-Ups: Week 83!

You know that special feeling when you buy a new console? Well, I experienced that this week!

Xbox One S 1 TB + Forza Horizon 3 + Quantum Break + Halo Wars 2 + Gears of War Ultimate Edition + Halo The Master Chief Collection

I wanted a Xbox One for a long time but I never really found one for a decent price. But that changed when I found a Xbox One S 1TB + Forza Horizon 3 + Quantum Break pack for €288. That pack was especially good because I’m only going to use my Xbox One to play exclusive games (console exclusives also count). I then went out and bought Halo Wars 2 (€19,99 new), Gears of War Ultimate Edition (€9, new) and the Halo Master Chief Collection (€24,99 used).  A lot of gaming for a relatively small price. And yes, I know that the Xbox One X is coming out in the very near future but I just couldn’t pass up this deal.

What’s your favorite ‘this gen’ console? Let me know in the comments!

Weekly Pick-Ups: Week 53!

I love collector’s editions but the big problem is that I don’t always have the money to buy all of the collector’s editions that I want. Thank God that some of them aren’t popular (mostly because the game is rubbish) and that they get put in the budget bin.

Homefront: The Revolution – Goliath Edition (PS4)

The game itself is pretty mediocre but I liked this collector’s edition for one reason; the RC Goliath that came with it. The original retail price was €129 but I only paid a fraction of that. The Goliath edition also comes with the obligatory art book, a steelcase and some DLC. I don’t really care about the other things because the RC is a lot of fun to screw around with. The built quality isn’t top notch (the remote feels like it could break any second) but for the price that I paid for it I can’t complain.

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Xbox One Controller

I needed a controller to game on PC and I decided to go with the wired Xbox One controller. I could have waited for the S controller to come back in stock but this one does the job just fine.

What’s your favorite controller of all time? Let me know in the comments!

Bonus: Here’s a short video of me messing around with the Goliath RC. I crashed it so hard that the battery came loose; that’s why it stops working at the end of the video (it still works).

Battlefield 1 gets an exclusive collectors edition!

The release trailer of Battlefield 1 is the most liked trailer of all time and that is a good indication of how excited people are for this game. And like every major game release these days, Battlefield 1 will have a collectors edition. Let’s see what’s inside!

This edition will include:

  • Cloth Propaganda Poster
  • Messenger Pigeon Tube With “DLC” Code Inside
  • Steel Case For Game
  • 14″ Statue Of Cover Character
  • Deck of BF1 Playing Cards

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The price for all of this will be around 220 US dollars which I feel is a bit much. The figurine looks good but I don’t feel like it totally justifies the price. The rest of the items are pretty OK (if they are high quality) but I still feel like this is priced just too high. A price around 150 US dollars would have been much better in my opinion. I’m not going to buy this one at its release but when I find one for a decent price (new or used) I might consider buying it.

What do you guys think about this collectors edition? Let me know in the comments!

Friday the 13th (the game) Official Announcement Trailer

The game currently has a Kickstarter campaign that has been backed 724 times for a total amount of 48,419 dollars (as of writing this blogpost). That’s a lot of money considering that the campaign launched today. The developers are hoping to collect 700 000 dollars; which seems reasonable. Are you interested in this game and are you willing to put some money towards it ? Or are you just going to wait until the full game releases and try it then ? Let me know in the comments!

Link to the Kickstarter campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/613356213/friday-the-13th-the-game?

Top 5 Most Wanted Games !

There aren’t many game releases in the Summer but that isn’t too bad. It gives you a lot of time to consider which games you’re going to buy and which you’re going to ignore. I’m going to give you my top 5 of games that I really want to play and that I’ll probably buy on release. 

5) For Honor

It looks like a better version of Chivalry and I really liked that game so I can’t see how they could mess this up. But it is Ubisoft so I’m hoping its more ‘Call of Juarez Gunslinger’ than Assassins Creed Unity.

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4) FIFA 16

  • Developer: EA Canada
  • Genre: Sports
  • Platforms:  PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Android, iOS, PC
  • Release: September 22, 2015
  • Official website: https://www.easports.com/fifa

I’ve played a ton of FIFA 15 and I both love it and hate it. I can’t stop playing it but there are so many things wrong with the game. I hope that EA fixes all of those things in FIFA 16 but I doubt they will. I’ll still buy it because I need a football game to play when I’m bored. And I know that PES 2016 looks good but it feels weird (probably because I play a lot of FIFA) so I’m not going to switch immediately. But if FIFA 16 turns out to be a disappointment then I might buy PES later in the year.

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3) Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six has always been a good series for me. I love the tactical aspect of it; it’s so rewarding when you plan something out and it works perfectly. I haven’t played this game but that’s going to change because I’ve got a beta key! The beta will tell me a lot and will probably be the decider if I buy it or not.

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2) Mafia 3

  • Developer: 2K Games
  • Genre: Open world, action
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
  • Release: 2016
  • Official website: https://mafiagame.com

You can’t believe how excited I was when I saw the trailer for this game. Everything was perfect: the atmosphere, the characters, the music, … . If the full game is half as good as the first trailer then I’m sold.

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1) Uncharted 4 : A thieves end

I’ve only played Uncharted 3 (yeah, shame on me) but that game was epic! It really gave you the feeling of a Hollywood blockbuster that you could play for yourself. From what I’ve seen so far this game looks even more epic. This game needs to be superb because Sony needs a strong PS4 exclusive.

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What games are you really excited about ? Let me know in the comments!