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TiX Podcast S1E3 Game on Trial

Welcome to the new This is Xbox Podcast.

Join Damien Ashley and Adrian Garlike for a new episode of the This is Xbox Podcast.

In this episode Damien and Adrian put the high street retailer Game on trial, discussing their business practices, their relevance and what the future may hold for the retailer.

https://soundcloud.com/thisisxboxpodcast/tix-podcast-s1e3-game-on-trial

Podcast music by Bangmaid
Produced by James Gill
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Playdead’s ex-CEO announces ‘Somerville’

One of the minds behind Limbo and Inside has announced the formation of a new Guildford based studio: Jumpship. Their debut project is Somerville, a “sci-fi action adventure” telling the stories of people caught up in the midst of a catastrophe spanning the entire planet.

Beyond that, we don’t know much else yet. Jumpship has shared an initial teaser trailer for the game and its moody, mysterious setting, underpinned by a composition from Virginia composer Lyndon Holland.

Director Chris Olsen had been working on the project since 2014 until subsequently collaborating with Dino Patti, the ex-CEO of Playdead who left the company last year.

Playdead, meanwhile, are currently hard at work on their next major project following the launch of Inside.

No word yet on platforms or a release schedule for Somerville, although the studio very much seems to be in the early stages of the game’s development. We’re intrigued to see more when they’re ready!

Game cancelling some Resident Evil 7 statue pre-orders

UK retailer Game are currently cancelling some pre-orders of the collectable Resident Evil 7 plantation statue. This is due to the replica statues arriving damaged from the manufacturer.

RE 7 Statue Game email

As a result, Game are sending emails out to affected customers as we speak, apologising for the cancellation and offering a full refund and £10 credit on Game reward cards as compensation. Obviously for collectors this is going to be a disappointment that a £10 gift can’t solve.

GAME to open concessions in WHSmith

With very little option on the high street to spend your hard earned cash on Video Games, we all tend head online, but i for one love a browse. We all have our own opinion about GAME, but it seems they are going to be branching out as soon you’ll find their concession stands inside WHSmiths.

GAME Retail is rolling out a small number of concessions as part of an ongoing trial across WHSmith stores in 2016.

Alongside our 300 high street stores it means easier access to top video games, accessories and merchandise for our community of gamers nationwide.

If anything it will make my shopping trips slightly more exciting…

Take to the slopes with the Steep Moonlight Pack

Ubisoft, makers of the extreme mountain sport game Slope have announced that they are partnering with Game to bring the STEEP Moonlight Pack. This pack is an exclusive to Game in the UK and will be available to anyone who pre-orders the STEEP Special Edition.

STEEP Moonlight Edition

Available to pre-order right now, the STEEP Moonlight Pack Special Edition allows players to take their night riding experiences to the next level with an array of exclusive content including new challenges and specialist equipment. Included in the Moonlight Pack is the following:

  • Three extra night challenges
  • Three new night outfits
  • Glowing equipment for each activity (ski, snowboard, wingsuit and paraglide)
  • Night flare
  • Wingsuit Sparkle Flare

STEEP is the next game to be developed by Ubisoft Annecy and drops players on to the ALPS to take part in four extreme mountain sports. Ski, wingsuit, snowboard or paraglide you way down and around the mountains taking part in various challenges on the way. Go solo or with friends, but capture and share every insane moment you have with everyone. Be challenged and challenge others to see who’s truly king of the mountains.

STEEP will be released for Xbox One and PC on the 2nd December. For further information check out the Official Website.

https://youtu.be/Ylu65o-Upj8

Amazon muscles in on EGX

As far as I can remember, GAME have always been on hand to sell the latest games and preorders to those that attend EGX – now Amazon has muscled in on the action.

The show returns to the NEC in Birmingham this year, taking place between September 22-25 and rather than just sell punters a gaming fix, Amazon are helping to market EGX, pushing adverts via their website, app and social media.

The focus of their marketing push will be a central hub on the Amazon website, featuring twitch live-streams and information about all the games in attendance at the show – there’s also going to be monthly giveaways to win tickets to EGX.

Rupert Loman, CEO of EGX’s parent company Gamer Network commented:

We asked our community where they prefer to buy and pre-order their games and Amazon was overwhelmingly their number one choice. Their obsessive focus on customer experience fits perfectly with our attendees’ discerning taste. We’re extremely pleased to have the backing of another market-leading partner.

You can buy tickets for the show right now.

 

Fancy a copy of Dying Light: The Following, it will only cost you $10,000,000.

Who can recall back to February last year when we wrote about how Dying Light creators Techland had teamed up with Game to create the My Apocalypse edition. If you recall this edition came with some excellent goodies, plus your real own Zombie defense home and all for a mere £250,000. Well just when we thought it could never be beaten the teams have come back and done it again, but this time they have definitely upped the ante. Introducing Dying Light: The Following – The Spotlight Edition.

So what does it contain, well for a start you get 4 copies of the great game that is Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition, all signed by the dev team for the platform of your choice. This enhanced edition takes parkour-fueled zombie survival to a whole new level. introducing the brand-new Legend system, improved visuals, major gameplay enhancements, and more. As expected this version comes with all the available bonus content, including Be the Zombie, Cuisine & Cargo, Ultimate Survivor Bundle, and The Bozak Horde. Finally to top of the game content you can now travel beyond the walls of Harran to discover a vast, dangerous new region in Dying Light: The Following – a massive story-based expansion that brings mysterious characters, deadly new weapons, unexpected quests, and fully customizable and drivable dirt buggies. However as you can imagine it doesn’t stop there and this edition really rolls out the red carpet with the following;

  • Supporting Role in Dying Light: The Movie – Become an integral part of Dying Light’s move to the silver screen! Participate in action scenes and deliver lines with an international cast of actors.
  • Screening Tour – VIP passes, first-class flights and five-star accommodation for every film festival and special screening featuring Dying Light: The Movie.
  • Professional Acting Lessons with Roger Craig Smith – The voice of Dying Light’s Kyle Crane and one of the most talented and prolific video game voice actor will make sure your delivery creates a powerful and lasting impression.
  • Personal Trailer on Set – Enjoy the luxury you deserve. Custom-made, personal trailer to make your time on set as comfortable as humanly possible. Luxury amenities, 3-star chef catering and 24/7 service included.
  • 10 VIP Tickets for Opening Night Share your moment of success with family and friends.
  • Original Copy of the Script – A lasting memento, signed by the cast.
  • Stuntman/Parkour Training – Show everyone your best during action sequences thanks to a professional and extensive course OR leave the taste of danger to a personal stunt double.
  • Off-road Driving Course
    Join the high-octane action of Dying Light: The Movie driving sequences. And you get to keep your favorite car from training!
  • FX Make-up Session – Become the sensation of any party by turning into a gruesome zombie thanks to the help of a professional make-up artist.
  • Become the Voice of Kyle Crane – Relive the outbreak in Harran in a much more personal manner! Kyle Crane will now speak with your voice in a personalized version of Dying Light which you can share with your friends!
  • 4 Copies of Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition – Signed by the dev team, for the platform system of your choice.

Dying_Light_The-Spotlight-Edition

However this all comes at a price and yep you got it, this ones a biggy. To experience the red carpet lifestyle and all the extras you can shake a stick at you are going to need to stump up a mere $10,000,000. So if you have a bit of spare change all you have to do is contact a Techland representative who will aid you in the legal steps required to complete the purchase, it’s as easy as that. I think I’ll have two please.

Far Cry Primal Sampling tour

 

Far-Cry-Primal

GAME is going back to the Stone Age this month as 49 stores kick-off 2016 in pre-historic style with a tour of Far Cry Primal sampling events. The special openings will give gamers a chance to get their hands on the much anticipated title a month before its release.

Should you be a fan of the series, heading over to www.game.co.uk/events  and finding your nearest GAME store running the sample event will allow you to get hands on with the latest release ahead of the general launch date.

You can also pre-order the game in-store ahead of launch on 23rd February, including the GAME exclusive Legend of the Mammoth Special Edition. This edition includes 3 extra missions, the ability to drink from the shaman’s cup to play as the mighty mammoth, stomping enemies and defending herds against prehistoric peril.

Events will be taking place in store weekdays from 12-5pm and weekends 11–4pm.

Check out www.game.co.uk/events for further details on the GAME Far Cry Primal Tour taking place at a store near you.

Gamers must be 18 and ID will be required to take part and play.

Fallout 4 Pip-Boy GAME preorders lost by courier

It appears that many disgruntled customers still waiting for their Pip-Boy editions (myself included) will have to wait a littler longer…

After talking with someone on the GAME online chat this morning, I was informed that DPD, the courier service delivering the coveted collector’s edition to our doors, has misplaced a delivery batch which GAME sent on November 6. However, this vital information has not been made public, and I only know this by contacting GAME directly.

I was reassured that there are spare copies, which will be sent out as soon as possible, and I should be receiving my Pip-Boy by Monday November 16, nearly one whole week since the launch of Fallout 4.

You can view the full transcript below:

10:46:42 – Server said : Please wait. An operator will be with you shortly. If you are contacting us regarding an online order please have your order number ready.

10:46:42 – Crover Bluejay said : Hello Cat. My name is Crover Bluejay how can I help you?

10:46:51 – Cat said : Hi Crover

10:47:01 – Cat said : I would like to know where my Fallout 4 order is please

10:47:11 – Crover Bluejay said : of course. Have you got the order number for me?

10:47:24 – Cat said : Sure, it’s [removed]

10:51:15 – Cat said : Is that ok?

10:51:34 – Crover Bluejay said : ok I’ve just checked that for you

10:52:12 – Cat said : Great

10:52:19 – Crover Bluejay said : I’m really sorry we’ve discovered today that DPD has misplaced a delivery batch we sent on 06/11/15. I have sent a request for the stock to immediately resent (hopefully in todays post)

10:52:34 – Cat said : Right…

10:52:43 – Crover Bluejay said : We do have spares to allocate for this kind of situation and I have allocated one against your account

10:52:52 – Cat said : How long will this take?

10:52:52 – Crover Bluejay said : I’m so sorry for the delay with this

10:53:19 – Crover Bluejay said : If we can get that prepared for today’s collection it willl be with you either tomorrow or Saturday

10:53:28 – Cat said : Ok

10:53:30 – Crover Bluejay said : If it leaves us tomorrow either Saturday or Monday

10:53:36 – Crover Bluejay said : I’m so sorry I can’t speed this up

10:53:43 – Cat said : That’s ok, it’s not your fault

10:53:44 – Crover Bluejay said : This missing batch has been a bit of a nightmare!

10:53:49 – Cat said : I bet!

10:53:58 – Crover Bluejay said : anything else I can help with today>?

10:54:20 – Cat said : Will it be reposted to the original address?

10:54:55 – Crover Bluejay said : that’s right

10:55:33 – Cat said : Ok, great…

[UPDATE] My_Outer_Heaven, has posted on N4G in response to this that:

“More fuel for the fire: After being on hold for over an hour I just finally got in contact with someone via phone and I told them I have not received my order yet.

After some digging around the guy that was tracking my order down told me that DPD have lost a whole batch of orders. Lost huh?, more like stolen!

They gave me a choice of cancelling for a full refund or sending a replacement, I opted for the latter obviously. I preordered back in June during E3 2015.

It seems DPD or Game have some answering to do.. how does a whole batch of orders get lost?! Cancelling is one thing but losing a whole batch of dispatched orders is really strange!”

Game cancelling Fallout 4 Pip Boy pre-orders [update]

We’ve received an alarming number of reports this morning of retailer Game cancelling pre-orders placed online for the Pip Boy edition of Fallout 4, due out in a mere few days.
So far this seems to be affecting both the Xbox One and PS4 version of the special edition that includes the Pip Boy replica, with emails circulating from game claiming problems with payments methods holding up the pre-order process. It also doesn’t appear to be restricted to any particular kind of payment, effecting PayPal, credit and debit method.
Gamers are hitting Twitter hard to complain and try and glean answers from Game, who themselves have admitted to being swamped with customer service enquiries today.
Game Fallout
We’ve also tried contacting Game via phone, online chat, Twitter and email and have had no response, as well as a whole manner of issues with the customer services phone system. If we learn more then we’ll be sure to update you, but if you’ve pre-ordered Fallout 4’s Pip Boy edition from Game you may want to check your emails.
[update] 1732 06/11/15
Game’s  customer services Twitter account has responded to the issues regarding online pre-orders of the Fallout 4 Pip Boy edition. See the image below.
game fallout 2
Hopefully those effected will soon be contacted via email.
[update] 0824 07/11/15
Emails from Game are starting to arrive in inboxes, asking customers to provide their order number, phone number, and preferred time for them to be contacted. With a little luck all affected customers who pre-ordered the Pip Boy edition online through the retailer will be contacted and a solution found for getting the collectable version of the game in their hands. If we hear otherwise we’ll be sure to let you know.