This week I got a couple of new games for my PS2, PS4 and Xbox One and I also got my first Amiibo !
Shovel Knight Amiibo
I’m a big fan of Shovel Knight and I wanted a collectible for my figurine collection so I got the Amiibo (because that’s basically the only option right now). It looks really good and it will get a special place on my figurine shelf.
Sunset Overdrive Day One Edition (Xbox One)
My quest for a complete set of Xbox One exclusive games continues with the addition of Sunset Overdrive. The game is pretty unique and so far I’m really enjoying it.
Downhill Domination (PS2)
I remember playing this game on a demo disc that came with the official PS2 magazine back in the day and I loved it. So I was really excited when I found the complete version for a very good price. The game is complete and in very good condition which is always a big plus!
Deus EX Mankind Divided Steelcase
I didn’t buy this; I got it for free at my job. Nice little collectible to have!
Yakuza Kiwami Steelbook Edition (PS4)
I’ve never played a Yakuza game but I figured that this was a good place to start. It comes in a really cool steelcase which is something I as a collector really appreciate. I haven’t had the time to play it but I look forward to it!
What’s a game that you used to play on a demo disc but you never actually purchased? Let me know in the comments!
Disclaimer; Weekly pick ups has been moved to Sunday because of my job!
No new console this week but I did pick up a game for my newly acquired Xbox One and then some other stuff. Let’s dive into it!
Gears of War 4 (Xbox One)
I found this for €20 new which is an amazing deal knowing that it not only has Gears of War 4 but also includes all the Xbox 360 versions of the previous Gears of War games! Pretty neat.
The Final Destination (blu-ray).
My horror movie collection hadn’t seen any updates in a while so I decided to change that. I’m a big fan of the Final Destination series but this one is definitely the weakest of them all. Weirdly the normal blu-ray version was more expensive than this 2D/3D combo; no idea why.
The Cursed Crusade (PC)
I like games set in the Middle Ages so this game was on my radar for some time. I normally buy all my games on Steam but The Cursed Crusade wasn’t in the store anymore so I had to go to Amazon to get it. It’s good that it was cheap because it isn’t a good game.
What’s your favorite horror movie/horror movie franchise? Let me know in the comments!
Public service announcement: From next week on weekly pick ups will be online at around 9 instead of earlier in the day. Stay tuned because next week will be another BIG post (I already spoiled a bit on my Twitter).
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!
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.
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).
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
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!
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?