Sunday, 19 February 2017

PewDiePie.

So last Thursday I was asked to talk on the radio, on BBC World Have Your Say, about the current situation surrounding the most well-known YouTube personality around: PewDiePie. The segment wasn't very long, and there were a few of us on there, so I didn't quite get the chance to say everything I wanted to. That's not the fault of the show, or the other guests, it was purely because it was a short 15-20 minute segment of a radio broadcast, and there simply wasn't enough time for everyone to go into great detail. You can listen to it if you like here (from about 38 minutes in). So, since I didn't get to say everything I wanted to, I thought, where better to say it all than right here?


So if you haven't already heard, and I'd imagine that even if you're not a fan of Pewds' you will have, but PewDiePie has been dropped by Disney's Maker Studios, amid drama surrounding some "anti-Semitic" comments in his most recent videos. Wall Street Journal published an article on PewDiePie, regarding these "anti-Semitic" comments, however their article was directed more like an attack on the YouTube star, than anything else. Jokes taken out of context, and then further comments and jokes tacked on to an already out of context article, to seemingly give credibility to their claims. And note how their article is titled: "Disney Severs Ties With YouTube Star PewDiePie After Anti-Semitic Posts" - "Posts" not jokes. Clearly aiming to mislead from the title alone.

The video which started the whole drama was one in which PewDiePie, real name Felix Kjellberg, discovered a website named Fiverr. With a sub-heading of "Freelance services for the lean entrepeneur", Fiverr is a website for people to offer services such as artwork, videos, etc. for money (misleadingly not just for a fiver, prices do vary on there). So Pewds being Pewds, he decides to purchase some of the offered services: a bit of gametime with a girl offering the opportunity to play Hearthstone (if I remember correctly) with her (Pewds instead asks for Roblox), a video from Jesus Christ himself, and a video of two Indian guys holding up a sign and dancing, etc. PewDiePie's audience love dark, shock-humour, as does he, and in wanting to show off just how ridiculous a premise that Fiverr is, and to see just what people will do for money, he asks the FiverrGuys to hold up a sign saying "Death to all Jews". A montage of rejections show, as other people Pewds purchased services from refuse to do his requests, including someone turning him down for using foul language, and the Hearthstone girl refusing to play Roblox with him instead, and then much to everyone - and Felix himself's surprise, the FiverrGuys fulfilled Pewdiepie's request. There they were, holding up a sign saying "Death to all Jews". They later proclaimed innocence, stating that they did not know what it meant, which has people divided, but the simple act of Felix asking them to do this, and then publishing it in his video for all to see, is what has caused so much drama, and caused him to be accused of being a Nazi.

Now Pewdiepie is not a professional comedian, but the purpose of his YouTube channel is for entertainment, and many people really enjoy his comedy and sense of humour. By inserting that clip into his video, he was not in any way trying to promote Nazism. He was simply trying to push the envelope by going for a risky joke, whilst displaying the ridiculousness of what you could get people to do for money on the internet. He got a bit of backlash for it to begin with, but nothing to the extent of what it has blown up to now. He released a video explaining his actions, and yet things got worse for him. Wall Street Journal revealed that since August, there have been nine "instances" of anti-Semitic content in PewDiePie's videos. Again, these have all been taken out of context. One such instance was that he used footage of Nazis marching in one of his videos, with them completely ignoring the fact that this clip is being shown as he is talking about how the YouTube Heroes program is comparable to Nazi Germany.

This whole media witch-hunt has gone faaaar too far. Felix is a great YouTuber, and very funny. Yes, he made a joke that may offend people, but what comedian or even amateur comedian doesn't? As I said on the radio show, you choose to be offended. I can understand being offended by something being outrightly said as to cause offence, that, in its very basic nature, is the aim of the comment. But a joke? If the content of the joke is not to your liking, or offends you, then don't watch. Frankie Boyle, the Scottish comedian, is a prime example of this. He says some of the most controversial shit out there in terms of his jokes, but people still find him funny. And the people who aren't into that kind of humour? Well they just don't watch his shows or buy tickets to his gigs. Simple. At what point do we stop being able to make jokes about certain things? Popular TV shows joke about these risky things all the time, yet we all still love them - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, I'm looking at you, you wonderful bunch of deviants.

Ironically enough, another YouTuber that we're huge fans of, iDubbbz, is apparently still signed to Maker Studios, when his jokes and dark humour are way more controversial than Pewds. But the media doesn't care about that, because PewDiePie is their current target, he's the richest YouTuber there is, so why not take him down a peg or two? Pathetic.

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And not only with the media targeting him, but the fact that he has lost his label, Maker Studios, as well as the second season of his YouTube Red show, Scare PewDiePie over it, is just excessive. Disney, who owns Maker Studios, aren't exactly the poster-boys for all things clean and PC. Previously, rumours have gone around to say that Walt Disney himself was a Nazi-sympathiser, something that friends and family of him had always greatly refuted. And now the situation comes round again, this time with Disney being the ones pointing the fingers, or at the very least being worried of falling back into those rumours, instead of trusting in the biggest name in their roster.

Now don't get me wrong, I don't agree with hate-speech, or hate-groups, just like Felix does not condone these things either. But the internet is a dangerous place, and anything can be taken out of context and twisted to fit the narrative that people want to project. It's why I fully expect comments disagreeing with me, just like I had on the radio show. But for free speech and humour to survive, we can't twist words to fit our own agendas, the way the media do. And I don't mean in the Donald Trump "oh the media hates me" sense, because he's the biggest bullshitter around, I mean in the sense of words being taken completely out of context for a clickbait headline, or wildly out of touch article. 

Maybe instead of jumping on the hate-bandwagon against Felix, who is a real person just like you and me behind his PewDiePie persona, we should be a little more respectful. A little more understanding that a joke can go too far, and just because it does, it doesn't make you a bad fucking person. Felix will be fine without Maker Studios behind him, and without a season two. But if the media can do this to him, you can bet they wouldn't hesitate to do it to someone who doesn't have the finances to fall back on if everything were to go tits up.

We support Felix, and we hope you do too.



- V x

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Entries to the Asylum: Tuesday 7th - Tuesday 14th February 2017.

Just a bunch of pickups and stuff that we've gotten over the last week :)

Tuesday 7th February 2017

- Finding Dory Steelbook [Bluray].

Wednesday 8th February 2017

- Don't Breathe Steelbook [Bluray].
- No Country for Old Men Steelbook [Bluray].
- Preacher Season 1 Steelbook [Bluray].
- Avengers: Age of Ultron Steelbook [Bluray].
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens Big Sleeve Edition [Bluray].
- Chime Sharp Kickstarter stuff (still some more to come).

Saturday 11th February 2017

- Firewatch Limited Run Games Physical Copy [PS4].
- Gurren Lagann Special Edition [Bluray].
- Mad Max: Fury Road Black & Chrome Edition Steelbook [Bluray].

Sunday 12th February 2017

- Berserk Collector's Edition [Bluray].

Tuesday 14th February 2017

- Nioh [PS4].

Watched Don't Breathe a few nights ago, and wow it was great. Started watching Gurren Lagann now as we'd always heard good things and had wanted to watch it but really wanted the Ultimate Edition Bluray you can get, but it's way too expensive, so when this set came out we were super happy :) Five episodes in and loving it!

What new stuff have you gotten lately?
Let us know in the comments below!

- V x

Monday, 6 February 2017

Entries to the Asylum: Thursday 2nd - Saturday 4th February 2017.

A few things I've gotten the past few days :)

Thursday 2nd February 2017

- The Dark Crystal Steelbook [Bluray].
- Kubo and the Two Strings [Bluray].
- Suicide Squad Harley Quinn Handbag.


A photo posted by Vanessa Henderson (@vhal_x) on

- Goku Podobe Bear Keyring.
- DC Mystery Mini Blind Box - Joker w/ Card [Gamestop Exclusive Variant].

Friday 3rd February 2017

- Rick's Portal Gun Replica, made by the super talented WYSHcreative.


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- Cold in July Steelbook [Bluray].
- Buried Steelbook [Bluray].

Saturday 4th February 2017

- Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Collector's Edition [PS4] [US].
- Resident Evil 7: Biohazard [Xbox One].
- Nintendo 64 Anthology.

Some more pics to follow soon :) Currently dusting and (slightly) rearranging the collection, so will be posting new stuff here, on Twitter and on Instagram soon. So be sure to follow me over there too!

What new stuff have you gotten recently? 

Let us know in the comments below!
- V x

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Asylum Reviews: Rise & Shine [Xbox One].


Rise & Shine, published by Adult Swim Games - and developed by possibly the longest-named developers ever, Super Awesome Hyper Dimensional Mega Team - is a gorgeous looking side-scroller, with an outrageous sense of humour. Sadly it's not quite as long as we'd have liked, but we certainly enjoyed it while it lasted.

You play as a young boy called Rise, an unlikely hero with a companion (in the form of a talking gun named Shine), out to save the day. The story is lacking slightly as it is fairly predictable, and in all honesty, the games strengths are definitely within its art style and gameplay. Simple but effective gameplay, tied in with the beautiful hand-drawn art and comedic nods to other game franchises are what sets this game apart from the sea of indie games of late.


It doesn't take itself too seriously, and whilst at first glance, this may seem like a kid friendly game, it is definitely aimed at the older crowd. Gameplay is straightforward, not too hard to wrap your head around, but don't let that fool you. Some of the bosses are really quite frustrating to defeat, and there's definitely a few achievements in here that I don't see either of us getting for some time. You do get better as you progress through the game, partly because you get better at playing it naturally, and also because you can use a variety of different weapons as you go. Different weapons are designed for use within puzzles, etc, and collectibles/chests are available to upgrade your weapons capacity. Lots of cover based combat, making the game feel like a side-scrolling Gears of War (which it suits, considering who your father is clearly designed to look like).


The game is filled with clever, funny nods to other games - usually resulting in death or injury to these games' characters. From a Q*bert statue, to characters receiving first aid, there's lots of things you'll spot without even looking too hard. As said before, it's not a game for kids, with its excessive blood and violence and swearing. Cut scenes are done in a comic strip style, which is something we really liked as it definitely fit the tone of the game well, with its hand-drawn artwork, which is done over multiple layers giving the game some fantastic depth and making everything all the more beautiful, as opposed to a looping-background that you just grow tired of.


There unfortunately aren't too many enemy variants, so it would have been nice to see more of these, but this partly ties into our wish for the game to be longer as a longer game would have undoubtedly increased the variants, and realistically, plenty of fairly-long AAA games have limited enemy variants too, so that's probably us just being greedy, haha!

Another thing I wanted to mention is the music. We were very impressed with the music used throughout as it is very reminiscent of the games it is referencing: Halo, Gears of War, etc. Overall, we did really enjoy the game, the only thing that could have been better in our opinions is the story itself, but Rise & Shine is still definitely worth a play! So we've decided to give it a 7.2/10 :)


Released on 11th January 2017, Rise & Shine is currently £11.99 on the Xbox Store.

Have you played Rise & Shine? What did you think of it?
Let us know in the comments below!

- V x

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Update!

There's a lot going on here lately. I'm working away on a few things in the background (some reviews, some games for review and some new ideas for the site) as well as currently doing more at work (ha!) as I am training up some of the younger lot (oh how that makes me feel old at 24) on stuff. So time is currently in short supply. I am also starting a new job on the 6th March (yay me!) so lots of things are going on right now.

But alas, I have not forgotten about you. A couple of new posts are going to be put up tomorrow, including my well overdue review for Rise & Shine.

And just so you can see that I've 1. Not sold all of my stuff and ran away to join a convent, and 2. So you can see the reality of how much work I'm gonna need to do to get the Asylum in order, here is a little clip: 

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 So anyway, I better get to finishing up my other posts! Check back tomorrow for more new stuff :)

- V x

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Entries to the Asylum: Monday 28th November 2016 - Saturday 14th January 2017.

It's been a while since I've done one of these posts, so I'm sorry guys! But finally, here it is, backdated all the way back to the last one. The main reason that I hate doing this, as in forgetting to keep posting these regularly, is that it makes it really hard to remember everything that has been received/purchased in the time frame. So here they are, as best as I can remember - pretty sure there may be a few things missing though...

Friday 2nd December 2016

- Pokémon Sun Fan Edition [3DS].
- Pokémon Moon Fan Edition [3DS].

Sunday 18th December 2016

- Donnie Darko Limited Edition [Bluray].

Sunday 25th December 2016

- J.T Studio Monkey King W [Figure].
- Suicide Squad Collector's Edition [Bluray].
- Suicide Squad Steelbook [Bluray].
- The Shallows Steelbook [Bluray].
- Agent Carter Season 2 Steelbook [Bluray].
- Jessica Jones Season 1 Steelbook [Bluray].
- Final Fantasy XIV Heavensward Collector's Edition [PS4]
- Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn Collector's Edition [PS4].
- The Legend of Zelda Manga Collection.
- Build a Bear Eevee Plushie [Online Exclusive Ver.]

The following were for the wee man's Christmas, but as before, are included due to being within the shelves :)

- Steep [Xbox One].
- Skylanders Imaginators Starter Pack [Xbox One].
- Skylander Imaginators Crash Bandicoot and Neo Cortex.
- Transformers the Movie Steelbook [Bluray].
- Lego Dimensions Benny.
- Lego Dimensions Emmett.
- Lego Dimensions Bad Cop.
- Lego Dimensions Wonder Woman.
- Lego Dimensions Sonic the Hedgehog.

Tuesday 27th December 2016

- Emily Wants to Play [Xbox One].
- Minecraft Story Mode Eps 6-8 [Xbox One].

Wednesday 28th December 2016

- Shantae: Half Genie Hero Risky Beats Edition [PS4].

Saturday 31st December 2016

- Lego Dimensions A-Team B.A. Baracus.
- Lego Dimensions Mission Impossible.
- Clustertruck [Xbox One].

Tuesday 3rd January 2017

- Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.
- Samsung Gear VR.

Sunday 8th January 2017

- Grow Up [Xbox One].
- Necropolis  [Xbox One].

Tuesday 10th January 2017

- Tiny Tina's Damsel Plushie.

So as I said, probably missing a few things here and there, but for the most part, this is what I've received since the last post :)

What new stuff have you gotten recently?
Let us know in the comments below!

- V x

Sunday, 1 January 2017

The Rise of the Collector's Edition Pricing.

In recent years, collecting has grown more and more expensive. Not just for me, and not just for collectors like me. From video game and movie collecting, to BNIB Action Figures, to stamps: the price of collecting has risen. That's partly down to things getting rarer over time: between people binning copies, to copies getting damaged and less minty-fresh (therefore less desirable) the longer they are out there in the wild, but also, the number of collectors is increasing, causing the number of copies available to decrease, as more enter their collections and the demand for the product skyrockets.

And that's something that is affecting the video game (and to a lesser extent I find, movie) collecting hobby quite a lot, and not necessarily in a good way. Now, this might be, and probably is to some extent, applicable to other collecting habits too. The marketers are seeing the increase in popularity of video game collecting, so they release more variations of a single item/game to cause collectors to buy more in order to complete their collection. This then trickles down to non-collectors, too. "Oh, I'm a huge fan of "x" franchise, look - I can pay £20 more for the game and I'll get a cool trinket". Boom. Another sale, gaining extra money than they'd normally have made from that particular person - and potentially a new collector to add to the pile - who will be so happy with their purchase, they'll be more likely to buy more non-standard copies in the future. And then boom, again, the marketers think, why not release region specific versions, oh and we could also bring out one that is super rare and limited to 1000, or convention exclusive items, etc etc (really, I could go on all day).

I made this in all of two seconds, and I understand it completely rips the pish right out of my own hobby. But it's just so fucking true.
So already, we're expanding the number of releases a single franchise would bring out. And bearing in mind the up front costs of planning (and therefore making) these editions, it used to be something more common for the established, popular franchises. Smaller titles, or even AAA games that are new, standalone games (with no previous games before it) wouldn't really see this treatment, bar maybe a cardboard slipcover if you were lucky, as there just wasn't enough demand, and not enough potential in guaranteed sales. But now with the very obviously increased collecting community, pretty much every game gets some form of edition and for games that would previously have been digital only, we have the likes of Limited Run Games now releasing highly collectible, low print runs of physical releases to satiate the collector mentality.

So again, we've expanded the market further. And to add to my point of most games getting some form of release, my next point is the downfall of certain types of variation due to this. A big one being Steelbooks. Steelbooks were once something to be excited about, "Oh my god, this game comes in a Steelbook", "Ooh, you can tell that's a good edition because there's a Steelbook in it", etc. And that was as recently as 2010 for us. Even a few years after that, things were still pretty good for Steelbooks. But then every game wound up getting a Steelbook. You got empty Steelbooks as free preorder bonuses with games, instead of them being an actual edition to buy. You could often buy them standalone for as little as £5/$5 in places such as GAME and Futureshop. Every movie in the back catalogue got a Steelbook release. They stopped feeling special. The market is over saturated with them now, and not just in that every release gets one. They also became super common, for the most part, no longer being released in fairly low numbers, but shifted in the tens of thousands. Gone are the days of a Steelbook being truly limited to 1000 (like my SDCC Sucker Punch steel), and not just "limited to 1000" in one particular store/region (a la Zavvi's releases). And pricing of Steelbooks has gone way off now (for movies, mostly). Play.com would sell old title movies, rereleased in bluray Steelbook format for £9.99/£14.99 each. When this changed over to Zavvi after the death of Play.com, the prices rose to mostly being £17.99-£24.99 now for these old-title releases (with Disney releases pretty much always being the higher end, and new releases sometimes even hitting £30+).

Just a quick screenshot of "steelbook" listings on game.co.uk
So the market changed, Steelbooks had dropped in popularity, but big editions were still popular, right? Enter, 2016. Previous years have had their fair share of large editions, with Halo Reach Legendary Edition, Gears of War Epic Edition and Skyrim Legendary Edition all releasing fairly close together (with box sizes pretty much identical to one another). But in comparison, most other editions around then were smaller. Steelbooks, and generally smallish, but still high quality(ish) editions. These were there to balance out the insanity of the bigger ones. And whilst there were these bigger editions, they pretty much all tapped out at the £99.99 price point. More common were the smaller editions, around the £59.99-£79.99 range. Something which seemed kinda expensive still, but nowadays is a fond memory of the days of yore.

Remember back when we could afford to collect every release in a month, whilst paying bills, and still have money leftover for some cheap eBay pickups? Yeah it's hard to believe a time like that ever existed. And this is the part where people like to get up on their high horses.

Yesss, I know we don't *have* to buy everything that is released, and I know we don't have to get them the instant that they come out. Heck, I know that we don't need to buy any of it, period. But we want to, and this is what collecting is all about. You collect because you want to, and often it evolves into a type of obsession. An addiction


Now don't worry, I'm not gonna go all dark on you. I don't mean addiction in the sell my entire house and all of my other belongings for one more hit edition, type addiction. Just in the sense that, once you start collecting games, or well anything really, it becomes difficult sometimes to draw a line.

Some people draw that line at one single franchise, or a few closely related franchises - for example Zelda collectors, or Nintendo collectors. Some people will collect only Steelbooks (although due to the over-saturated market, this seems like a less common aim now), and some will collect only for one platform. And then there's people like us here in the Asylum (which is aptly named at times like this), people like us who go for the broader range. The much broader range. We collect for any platform (albeit Xbox One being the primary one), we collect for any games that we like (and admittedly the ones we like the look of, but have yet to play), and we don't hesitate about double dipping on a particular release. Two cool editions of "x" game, sure. Why the hell not?

For people like us, 2016 has been a fucking bastard of a year. Not only have there been a shockingly high number of releases most months (at least in the latter half), the prices have skyrocketed too. And thus, we reach the main part of this post (only took us 1100+ words). We've had to forgo a lot of the editions, and even just games in general, that we would've normally gone for, purely because the pricing of these editions just keeps getting higher. So in a month where we'd previously have managed maybe 10 releases (between a few game CEs and some cheap movie Steelbooks - Play.com how we miss you!), we're now managing maybe two or three some months. And not only do you have the CEs to budget for (or standard copies if no CE is available), you now have to expect another £20/£40 for the bloody Season Pass too!

Season Passes, for the most part, absolutely boil our blood. Charging extra for bits of a game, sometimes charging as much as the game itself in the first place, when these things should have been in the game from Day One anyway. And even more annoying is when you buy the Season Pass, to see that it's only 10kb, and essentially just unlocks the content that was already right there on the disc, but was locked off, because hey, "We want more money!". I'm looking at you Dragonball Xenoverse. But alas, just like with CEs, we keep buying these Season Passes even though we fucking despise them. And the companies know that we're gonna keep buying them. So they'll keep doing it. Until the day we wise up and actually stop paying for Season Passes, they'll just keep releasing unfinished games, and churning out DLC for their Season Passes for countless months, instead of devoting time to working on a new game. We're fucking ourselves over, essentially. But it's a vicious cycle we've gotten ourselves into, and I don't see us (gamers as a whole) getting out anytime soon.

January - April this year were fairly reasonable. Busy, but manageable. We missed a few things that we wanted, but overall, managed to get most of what we'd aimed for. Bear in mind that April saw the release of the £300+ Dark Souls III Prestige Edition when I say that this part of the year was manageable.

May served as a bit of a nightmare month, budget wise. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End had a £104.99 CE, Doom had a £100 CE, and Overwatch had a £100 CE too. Those three, all within a fortnight of each other. We also had the TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan game, which didn't turn out as great as we'd hoped, Dead Island: Definitive Edition and then One Piece: Burning Blood - which was the one that took the bullet that month, and had to be missed. But even at that, this was one we'd considered waiting it out for anyway, as have yet to catch up with current events in the show, so would be a little worried, haha.


June, we debated over the Mirror's Edge: Catalyst CE. See, in previous years, it would have been a no-brainer (since we'd normally just preorder everything), but with all the other releases crammed in around the same time, that was £160 that we just couldn't spare, at least not for a game that we would no doubt not have played for some time anyway (and just as well, too, as it ended up dropping). We also had Mighty No. 9, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Inside (squeeee!). and a few anime things, and figures. As I've said before, we collect a lot of things, haha. For games releases though, June was surprisingly quiet. As was July.

August onwards was when things really sped up, coming to a culmination in October/November, which thankfully slowed again in December. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided CE got the bump in August, due to too much going on at the time. Followed by missing out on PlayStation VR in October, as holy crap that month was busy (especially since payment for Final Fantasy XV's UCE was taken on the 31st, despite having a release date of 29/11!) Missed Skylanders Imaginators too, which was annoying due to the inclusion of Crash Bandicoot - however the wee man asked for this for Christmas, so we now have it, at last.

November, we skipped Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, AC: Ezio Collection, and also quite a few non-game releases. Lots of anime released in November, including the beautiful Fullmetal Alchemist Ultimate Collector's Edition, which was fairly expensive, but understandable considering the contents.

This thing is made of resin, and limited to 1000 worldwide. Now that's what we like to see.
I hope that 2017 will be better for releases, both in pricing and in scheduling. And for a moment, I thought "maybe it's gonna be", when I saw that GAME had listed the Resident Evil 7 Biohazard Collector's Edition for sale. £99.99. For a CE with a decent amount of contents. Oh, but wait, what's this? No game. Riiiiight. When is that trend gonna die? We've seen it a few times in the past, usually with CEs from stores such as the Bethesda store, with the Wolfenstein: The New Order Panzerhund Edition, and the Bioware Store with the Dead Space 3 Dev Team Edition. Both of which, I must admit, I did purchase. But that was primarily down to the cool contents and packaging of both of these. Resi 7's CE looks far more like your typical CE - you know - one that should have the game in the packaging as standard!? ReCore CE also pulled this stunt recently, but part of me thinks this was down to awful preorder sales for it, as it started as being listed as a £149.99 CE, for not very much content, in all honesty. This was then knocked down to £69.99 with the game, or £40 without, here in the UK. A massive price drop, before release had even rolled around. And then willing to sell without the game? The box is huge, probably a bit bigger than the Halo Reach/GOW3/Skyrim CEs, and they probably produced a buttload of them, so GAME (who it was exclusive to in the UK) probably thought "Wow, these are not going to shift at all. And we can't afford the warehouse space to be taken up with them all for months before we price drop".

Anyway, this concludes my ranty post. Expect another one soon, as I've got a whole load of shit with my hobby to get off of my chest (and don't worry, that's not to say I'm giving up or anything, just venting a few frustrations lol).

What things annoy you about your hobbies?
Let us know in the comments below!

- V x