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New Wave Of Amiibos To Include Splatoon Characters?

New Wave Of Amiibos To Include Splatoon Characters?

A recent listing by South African online retailer Raru, may have leaked a new wave of unannounced Amiibos.   Jgglypuff, Greninja, Splatoon Boy, Splatoon Girl and Splatoon Squid have all been listed, with a release date of May 29th.   The inclusion of Splatoon Amiibos hints towards to the game supporting Nintendo’s latest money spinner. Splatoon Squid Amiibo is only listed as part of a bundle, at least for now anyway. The listings do not feature any images of the products. This could all be down to a simple mistake on Raru’s side, or perhaps the listings are just place holders. Either way, it’ll be interesting to see if any of the Splatoon Amiibos actually happen....

New ‘Inclusive’ Video Game Site For Women & Minorities Set To Launch March 9th

New ‘Inclusive’ Video Game Site For Women & Minorities Set To Launch March 9th

Last year saw the closure of a number of websites covering video games. With more and more big name sites either downsizing, or closing all together, the launch of new projects gets peoples attention. Offworld.com is the latest site to be launched, backed by recognizable names.   Leigh Alexander (Gamasutra) and Laura Hudson (WIRED) are both spearing heading a new site that’s ” an inclusive site where games are for everyone”. The mission statement of Offworld.com reads as follows: ”Ever thought games might not be for you? Join us. Here, games are for you. Offworld is a place for curious and playful grown-ups, where we can enjoy the endless possibilities of the 21st century’s greatest art form. We’re here to express our love of exploring new worlds, to talk to their creators, to share our discoveries, and imagine new frontiers to play in together. This will be an unequivocal home for women and minorities, whose voices will make up most of the work published here. We’re central to the growth and development of this warm, brilliant, expressive medium. Our doors officially open next Monday, March 9. The journey was long, but we made it, and this is our space. Welcome Offworld. Love, Leigh Alexander and Laura Hudson” The site’s launch is sure to attract praise and criticism, either way it’ll be interesting to see how it all pans out within the next few months. We tried to get some insight into the sites launch, but for some reason our twitter sources were all blocked, even though no previous contact had ever been made.  ...

Evolve’s Price Slashed By GAME

Evolve’s Price Slashed By GAME

Evolve, released last month, has had it’s price slashed by UK retailer GAME.   Turtle Rock’s 4 v 1 multiplayer had a controversial release, mainly down to the sheer amount of launch day DLC on offer. The game has since struggled to maintain a strong online presence. GAME are currently selling Evolve for £29.99, complete with the much criticized pre-order DLC. The price cut effects both the PS4 and the Xbox One version. The PC version is currently down to £21.99, which also includes the pre-order DLC. The price drop may signal a influx of new players. Those curious about the game, but not willing to pay full price, will no doubt be tempted by the reduction....

Bloodborne: Nightmare Edition Has Officially Sold Out

Bloodborne: Nightmare Edition Has Officially Sold Out

The GAME exclusive Bloodborne: Nightmare Edition has sold out. The chances of this being re-stocked seem pretty slim, private sellers may be the only option left. The Nightmare Edition was exclusive to UK retailer GAME, with various other options being sold at other outlets. Bloodborne is set for release on the 27th of March 2015.   At a cost of £79.99, the Nightmare Edition contained the following items:   Copy of the game in a steelbook Digital Soundtrack Notebook Art book Quill & Red Ink Set Book Tin In-game content (Bell trinket and Top Hat messenger skin)   GAME listed sometime ago, but have only recently sold out after a price reduction of £10. The collector’s edition is still in stock, offering only the steelbook, soundtrack and art book.   Normal copies are also still in stock, with pre-order DLC offered....

Battlefield Hardline & Final Fantasy Type – 0 Discounted Among Other Titles At Zavvi.com

Battlefield Hardline & Final Fantasy Type – 0 Discounted Among Other Titles At Zavvi.com

As per every Monday, UK retailer Zavvi are running their Mega Monday sale.   The 24 hour sales includes a range of items from video games to memorabilia. This Monday contains a few deals worth looking at including: Final Fantasy Type – 0 (XB1/PS4) – £30.98 Xbox One (white) console with Sunset Overdrive – £279.99 Drive Club: Special Edition (PS4) – £29.98 Samurai Warriors 4 – Anime Edition (PS4) – £19.98 Battlefield Hardline – (XB1/PS4) – £39.98 Pre-order DMC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition – (XB1/PS4) £22.98   Zavvi are currently running a 2 for £40 offer on ‘Next gen games’. The choice is a little small but the following titles stand out:   Child of Light – Deluxe edition: Short, but a beautifully relaxed video game experience. Strong art style and great soundtrack are note worthy   The Wolf Among Us – TellTales lesser known success story, but arguably more interesting game.   Lords of the Fallen – Dark Souls style effort that may not be a total success, but it’s enjoyable in it’s own right  ...

Mario Party 10 Amiibos Sell Out, New Nintendo Store Bundle Builder Added

Mario Party 10 Amiibos Sell Out, New Nintendo Store Bundle Builder Added

Nintendo have added a new feature to the store in the shape of a bundle builder.   The new feature allows customer to build a New 3DS bundle from a set number of options. The current options are between a new 3DS (in black or white), a face plate pack and a Mario Holder for the system. The total of the bundle comes to the sum of £159.99. The Mario Party 10 Amiibos have sold out, at least on a single purchase basis. The entire Mario Party 10 line can no longer be ordered on Nintendo’s UK store. There are two Mario Party 10 bundles available, one of which is bundled with a Mario Party Amiibo. The first bundle is the Game & Mario Party Mario combo costing £39.99.   The second bundle includes a copy of Mario Party 10, three Amiibo figures and a carry case for them. The three figures are Bowser, Peach and Yoshi at a cost of £69.99. This bundle only includes Smash Bros variants, not the Mario Party 10 versions. *Update – This bundle has now became available to pre-order again*   Nintendo did have a bundle listed that included a copy of the game, as well as Lugi & Toad Mario Party Amiibos, but that bundle has also sold out. Worry not, there’s still a few retailers with some Mario Party Amiibos up for pre-order.  ...

Previously Sold Out Legend of Zelda Faceplates Back Up For Pre-order

Previously Sold Out Legend of Zelda Faceplates Back Up For Pre-order

Faceplates, for Nintendo’s new 3DS, are seemingly become a collectors item. With the recent Xenoblade Chronicles 3D plates selling out in under a day, two Legend of Zelda plates also sold out. UK retailer GAME are now taking pre-orders for one of the sold out Zelda plates, at a cost of £14.99. The faceplate is a simple black design, decked out in Triforces. While it may look odd on white new 3DS systems, it’ll look dazzling on the black option. The chances are online scalpers will pounce on the face plates, much like they do with most Nintendo items these days. Avoid disappointment, chuck in a pre-order today....

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Faceplate Bundle Sells Outs

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Faceplate Bundle Sells Outs

Nintendo recently revealed a set of Xenoblade Chronicles 3DS Faceplates for their new 3DS model. The faceplates, a dashing red design, are currently only available through the Nintendo store. At this moment in time, the plates can only be bought as a part of two bundles. The first bundle contains a new 3DS system, a copy of the game, and the previously mentioned plates. The second bundle consists of a copy of the game and the plates. Less than 48 hours after the Game/plate bundle was listed, they sold out. The only available method of getting the plates is by purchasing the system bundle. With no news about how limited the Xenoblade Chronicles 3D plates are/aren’t, there’s a chance they may become a rarity.   The plates wouldn’t be the first set to receive a limited release. The Ambassador Edition of the New 3DS shipped with exclusive Super Smash Bro face plates. The positive reaction from fans, and the strong ‘collectors’ fan base, could result in New 3DS face plates being a unexpected money spinner.    ...

Evolve Drops Out Of Steam’s Top 40 Most Played – Backlash Towards DLC To Blame?

Evolve Drops Out Of Steam’s Top 40 Most Played – Backlash Towards DLC To Blame?

Evolve has been out for less than a month, and it’s current performance on Steam is rather damning. Given the game’s focus on multiplayer, Evolve currently finds it’s self 41st on Steam’s most played, as of 26/02/2015. While it’s not the be all, end all, it’s still a worrying fact given the games reliance on it’s player base. Evolve came under fire, and rightly so, for it’s heavy use of DLC from launch day. The sheer amount of pre-order DLC offered, along with a confusing array of editions, each with their own DLC, was met with criticism from users and some critics. Currently, there are no statics for Evolve’s performance on consoles. The number of steam players will surely rise at points as new content is released. Steam weekly sales, and event/holiday sales, will also be reflected in the player base when Evolve is on offer. Did the amount of DLC, and resulting criticism, play any part in Evolves fall in popularity on steam? Has the hype train ran out of steam already? It’ll be interesting to see where the Evolve player base goes from here, at least on Steam.    ...

Nintendo 2DS For Under £50 – Tesco Direct Slashes Video Game & Hardware Prices

Nintendo 2DS For Under £50 – Tesco Direct Slashes Video Game & Hardware Prices

Tesco Direct are currently selling off various games, and hardware, at knock-down prices.   As part of their plan to scale back on stores across the UK, stock is seemingly being sold off for cheap prices. A number of last generation games are priced at under £10, with the odd current generation game appearing in the sale as well.   The pick of the bunch is the likes of The Darkness 2 and Sleeping Dogs for £3. The abysmal Ride To Hell is also £3, if you’re into pain.   Borderlands 1 and 2 double pack is a steal at £.370. The Xbox One/PS4 versions of Murdered: Soul Suspect are both £6.70, a great price for a interesting tittle.   The Nintendo 2DS is currently £49.99, with the Pokemon Omega Ruby bundle (including a see through red design) clocking in at £79.   There’s some pretty decent deals kicking about on the site, and if you’re looking for a cheap 2DS, now is the time to pick one up....

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