Thursday, 31 March 2016

Entries to the Asylum - Wednesday 30th March 2016 [Forgotten Post].

One entry to the Asylum from Wednesday:

- Hyrule Warriors Legends Limited Edition [3DS].

Couldn't not get this, as we really want to play it to compare it with the Wii U version, and of course, the Japanese Treasure Box Edition copy will be region locked, so needed to have a UK copy. 

Hesitated about getting the LE as obviously its contents are just a reduced version of the Japanese one, but of course, we wanted the game, and for not much more than the RRP of the game itself, we figured why not? We are collectors after all, haha.

Did you pick up this LE? What do you think of it?
Let us know in the comments below!

- V x

Update.

Just a quick update for everyone who is awaiting new posts; reviews and/or unboxings. They're coming! I'm sorry that they're taking a little longer than expected to be posted, but life, along with the huuuuge fucking backlog I've built up, has gotten in the way.

I've got a pretty large list of games awaiting review, most specifically, the ones I've been lucky enough to have been given by developers and publishers alike. We, in the Asylum, are just two people. With two young children who naturally (and deservedly so) take up the majority of our time and energy.

We put ourselves out there, into the big, bad world of reviewing, not really expecting much response (at least, to begin with), considering the fact that in the grand scheme of things, we are nobodies. But companies liked to talk to us, they really liked us, and of course, they benefit by getting a review out there on their latest game, or edition, so many were (and still are) interested in helping us out with review copies and such.

In fact, we completely underestimated just how much of a response that we'd get. And due to the fact that the "Review List" that had been compiled of games we already owned (or had preordered) grew in size, with the added pressure of: "yeah, we'll probably have to get this review done asap so that [company] will be happy with us", and then the list doubled, then we hesitated about focusing solely on the review copies we'd been given, then we were buried under a massive pile of Steam codes and other review copies, and so on and so forth.

Because it's not so much the writing of the review that takes time. Sure, it may take effort and a bit of time, but it's what goes into it that is taking up our time. And that is the playing of the games themselves.

Now, don't get me wrong, we love having tonnes of games to play, and we truly enjoy playing and reviewing them. It was just that we hadn't expected such a sudden influx of review codes at once, and then a variety of "life" things getting in the way.

However...

I have played and completed a whole bunch of the games on my list in the past week or so. Most recently being Oxenfree. So I will be posting my reviews of the so-far completed games over the next few days, as well as my review/unboxing of the absolutely stunning Killzone Virtual Design Art Book, courtesy of Cook and Becker, which is severely making me want a copy of the CE version, as well as the Oxenfree CE, Life is Strange LE and various other CEs we have received recently.

Anyway, I'm sorry for this terribly long rambly post, but I just wanted to make everyone aware that we have not forgotten to do any specific reviews or unboxings, nor are we avoiding doing them for whatever reason, we just got completely caught up in the landslide of stuff we have to do, haha.

Anyway, I hope to have the first of the reviews up later tonight (depending on what time I can get the kids to sleep, as of right now they are still wide awake), so make sure to check back later!

- V x

Monday, 28 March 2016

Entries to the Asylum - Sunday 27th March 2016.

One entry to the Asylum from yesterday, albeit it was received the day before but went into hiding as an Easter gift for the wee man:


- Five Nights at Freddy's 4-Pack #1.

Pack contains 4 figures: Chica, Foxy, Golden Freddy and an Animatronic Skeleton.
The first pack of Five Nights at Freddy's toys to be released by Funko; the rest all set to be released at some point in May. And before anyone is horrified by us buying FNAF toys for our son, he loves watching Youtubers play the game. He saw Markiplier playing once way back, when we were watching and he was instantly hooked. 

Set One, this set, shown on the left. Set Two, which AJ is super excited for shown on the right.
And I've said it before, and I'll say it again, age ratings/recommendations on games and other media; we don't take them too literally. I played the GTA games from a young age. I was playing Vice City from when it was released (when I was 10), and then every other one after that, too. And plenty more. Sure, we monitor what games he gets to play, and we don't buy him the "older" ones, but if he sees us playing a game and he wants to play, then we'll let him play. Some may be horrified at that, heck some may even call us bad parents, but a bad parent that does not make.

Our son knows that what happens in games is "bad", in the sense that if he sees someone being beat up, or killed, he understands. He has been allowed to play Mortal Kombat in the past, but only alongside one of us. He watches his cartoons on Netflix, and long ago he put on Child's Play, and it became his favourite movie for a heck of a long time. That was then followed by the Friday the 13th movies. People nowadays think these things are horrifying, but when I was little I loved the Scream movies. I loved Saw. The Ring and Jeepers Creepers were other regulars for me. I'm fairly used to horror movies now, and can handle watching most things. The one that scarred me from my childhood wasn't a horror, it was ET. 

AJ enjoys his horror movies, sure there's a lot we wouldn't allow him to watch for the sheer fucked-up-ness of them, but there's also a fair amount that he does get to watch (and play), that probably a lot of other kids his age don't get to.

He has played and enjoyed many games out of his age range. Mortal Kombat, Dead Rising (3 in particular), Super Meat Boy and Binding of Isaac were two others that people would possibly take umbrage to. He enjoys them, and he likes that he gets to play them, but more often than not he will be playing Trials Fusion (pretty much a permanent fixture in the daily life of AJ), Rayman Legends or Rocket League. 

He also loves to watch Youtubers making videos of themselves playing games. Particularly Jacksepticeye, Markiplier and of course Pewdiepie. So naturally, the games that he sees them playing, he wants to play. We tell him that sometimes a game might be too scary for him to play, or that you need to be bigger to play, and he accepts that for the most part, but sometimes he will try to convince you that it won't be scary, because he's seen it being played on Youtube. FNAF was one such game. He was in love with the characters. And possibly even more so, the songs by The Living Tombstone.


Every day, you hear him singing along (as best as he can), and he talks about how his favourite character is Bonnie. He discovered a video on Youtube of someone showing off toys at a convention, and FNAF toys were some of the toys featured, and he was ecstatic, so we knew he had to have them.

Unfortunately, they all drop in May (the busiest month for games this year, so far), but we'll definitely make sure to get him more of the toys (especially after how happy he was with these ones yesterday). However I am slightly disappointed in the pricing of them, as this pack cost us almost £30, and the figures (albeit it did state 2 inch on the pack) are tiny!



However, the shipping from the States did constitute a fair bit of that, so combining shipping on everything else will help.

The paint jobs also aren't the greatest, but that's probably to be expected for a fairly tiny set of toys. 

What are your opinions on age ratings on games?
And have you picked up the first pack of FNAF toys?

Let us know in the comments below!
- V x

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Entries to the Asylum - Saturday 26th March 2016.

One entry to the Asylum today, coming all the way from iam8bit:


- Oxenfree Collector's Edition [Xbox One].

Super happy that this has finally arrived. Have been dying to get it here and get it opened, and I'm glad to say that I'm really happy with it. The "Oxenfree" logo sticker on the lid was a bit squint on ours, so iam8bit told me to message them and they'd "hook [me] up", so just waiting on finding out what's happening there, but the edition is definitely pretty cool.


I'll be doing an unboxing of it shortly, and a review of the game (which I am currently playing, right this minute).

Did you pick up this edition?
Let us know in the comments below!

- V x

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Entries to the Asylum - Friday 25th March 2016.

[Failed to post again, like an idiot! SORRY!]

One entry into the Asylum today, and also this month's Jr. Nerd Block for the wee man (which he was super happy about):

- Enter the Gungeon Limited Edition Cobalt Blue Plush.

Super duper happy to have this. As soon as we discovered its existence, we just had to have it. Desperately want the yellow one too, but as it wasn't limited (and we couldn't really afford both), we went for the Cobalt Blue variant only for now, and will pick up the other as soon as we can.

It is an adorable little thing. I took some photos, however I need to locate my camera's wire so I can post them so I will come back and add the images on later!

The swing tag has a bonus code for you to redeem on Steam for a copy of Enter the Gungeon. I was super excited thinking that meant we'd be able to play instantly, but sadly it's still locked until release (which is totally understandable haha).

Available exclusively via the Devolver Digital Store, he can be found here for $45 plus shipping. He's extremely limited (only 200 in existence), and comes with a little yellow velcro-detachable gun :) The yellow variant plush comes with a blue gun, so you can mix and match between them!

So I'll just have to cuddle up to my little friend in the meantime.

Did you nab one of these plushies?
As I imagine with only 200pcs worldwide, they won't be around for much longer!

- V x

Friday, 25 March 2016

Thoughts on Thursday: 24th March 2016.

[So sorry guys! Thought I'd clicked Publish on this yesterday but instead had saved it as a draft, oops!]

For today's Thoughts on Thursday, I thought I'd discuss Kickstarters (and crowdfunding in general) a little, and our involvement/participation in them in the past, especially as I know that a lot of people are highly suspicious of pledging money to an unknown person over the internet, in the hopes that a project actually does get fulfilled, and a "reward" is gained through backing.

We were certainly skeptical before we ever pledged, and as it wasn't a huuuge amount we were going for, for the first time, we figured it was a risk we were willing to take. Especially as it was to support an artist whom we really enjoy, Evan Burse, who was bringing out a book; Cartoon Block Sketches Vol. 1. The link to his original Kickstarter can be found here. We went for the $100 tier (which was $130 once you factored in shipping costs), which was still a fairly substantial amount for us to take a risk on, but we had watched Evan's Youtube channel for a long time prior to this however, so we felt more "safe" pledging money to him, than had we been backing on a completely random person's project (as awful as that probably sounds).

But yeah, as stated on Kickstarter's FAQs:

Every project creator sets their project's funding goal and deadline. If people like the project, they can pledge money to make it happen. If the project succeeds in reaching its funding goal, all backers' credit cards are charged when time expires. If the project falls short, no one is charged. Funding on Kickstarter is all-or-nothing.

So, if a Project Creator is aiming for £100,000, but only 50% of that gets pledged, then the project is unsuccessful, and your card doesn't get charged. If they get pledges amounting to 5x the amount they were aiming for, cards get charged at the end of the pledging period, and then they get the money to fund their project - and eventually you would receive the item(s) that you have pledged for, whenever the project reaches completion.

However, also stated in the FAQs is:

Kickstarter doesn't issue refunds. Transactions are between backers and creators directly. Creators receive all funds (less fees) soon after their campaign ends.

So, if a Project Creator gets that £100,000+, but then doesn't ever come up with the goods, then to be frank... you're shit outta luck. Creators are urged to keep people up to date with progress on the project, and delays seem to be somewhat common with a large number of Kickstarter projects, so if you pledged for something stating "Expected Delivery March 2016", but by the end of the month, you still hadn't received any shipping confirmation, etc. it's wouldn't necessarily be something to worry about. Delays happen. Shit happens. That's how life goes. Fingers crossed you would eventually get the stuff you backed for, and all would be well. With the Cartoon Block book, that ended up delayed by several months if I remember correctly, but we still received it! And so far, that is the only thing we've backed that has come to fruition. Everything else is still in that "limbo" period between the crowdfunding ending, and the project being complete, I think the closest thing we've got backed is Yooka-Laylee, set for "Expected Delivery: October 2016".

And remember, even established devs can run into issues. Just look at how many delays Mighty No. 9 has faced so far!

There are obviously other crowdfunding platforms, too. The only reason I'm mainly focusing on Kickstarter is that it's the main one we have experience with (with one previous pledge to Tim Schafer's Fig.co, too). As well as BackerKit, which is a post-crowdfunding platform that allows people to keep track of their pledges, as well as fix any payment issues. For instance, Kickstarter seems to HAAATE my bank card at the best of times, so I've had to then fix payment through BackerKit for a few projects (however it is not guaranteed that a Project Creator will run a BackerKit page, so do not rely on that! Try everything you can to get your payment to go through before the 7 day "Payment Fix" date is up!)

To date, the pledges we have gone in on have varied in degrees of expensive-ness. With one as low as $65, but with others that have gone well over the $200 mark, with one (via Fig.co, rather than Kickstarter), Psychonauts 2, reaching *ahem* $1008 (after shipping and add-ons).

So what influences us in terms of backing?

Well, for us to back something, it has to be something we like the look of, obviously. Coming from an established developer helps, or at least, a new company of previously established Devs, such as Yooka-Laylee's Playtonic Games; made up of a few ex-Rare Devs, who worked on Banjo-Kazooie (to what Yooka-Laylee is a spiritual successor).

Rewards are also a huge factor. Not so much in the "Should we pledge?" but in the "How much should we pledge?" sense. I mean, for every game that we've pledged for, we could've simply pledged £10 and left it at that. Usually an amount that low won't get you a copy of the game or anything, but it will get you your name in the credits.

However, we will look at the various tiers, deciding which items we'd really like to get, but then realistically looking at our budget. Also, with a crowdfunding project, we tend to spend more than we would on the equivalent CE. We had a few people saying "Oh, but I'd never spend X amount on that!?" and I think, yeah, I know the edition itself may not be worth the X amount as RRP, but you're not pledging money to get the CE made. You're pledging to get the game made! So, that also factors in, too.

So with Yooka-Laylee, that was with established devs, therefore feeling a little more safe than unknown people (but again, that doesn't mean we rule out companies we don't know). It is a game that we love the look of, as it just looks fantastic, even at its very early stage when the Kickstarter was running. And then it had a Collector's Edition type package available: The 64-Bit Package. Pricey, at £340 (£405 after shipping, and a couple of add-ons) but we had to have it. And we were happy to support Playtonic in their quest to make this game, even if it did leave us £405 poorer.

Other Kickstarter projects we've backed (both during the Kickstarters being open, and afterwards via Slacker-Backer programs such as BackerKit) are:

Chime Sharp £105
MuvLuv $320
ToeJam and Earl Back in the Groove $345
Friday the 13th: The Game $381.75
Pixel Noir $400
Deadwood the Forgotten Curse $408.50
Shenmue 3 $600
Music to Die Alone in Space To $19.00
Home Free $155
Alice in Tokyo Wonderland $65

So as you can see, we have certainly grown to trust the crowdfunding platforms, and whilst we do enjoy getting to be "part" of these games, and supporting these fantastic creators, we do worry that it is going to make the industry turn to crowdfunding more, any time they don't want to take a risk.

We won't stop pledging for things we deem worthy any time soon. As long as the projects fall at a time where we have some money to spare, we will be happy to help, although a longer funding period would sometimes be helpful (as sometimes it's just impossible to square up the funds within the 28, or however many, days the project runs for.

Have you pledged for any crowdfunding campaigns? 
What ones? Have you received them yet?
Let us know in the comments below!

- V x

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Entries to the Asylum - Saturday 19th March 2016.

A good few things entered into the Asylum today, sadly had to pay customs on some of it, but what can you do, really? Anyway, today's entries are:

- The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Warriors Legends Treasure Box Edition [3DS].
- Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Premium Package [PS2] [Replacement].
- Nendoroid The Dark Knight, The Joker: Villain's Edition.
- Revoltech Lilo & Stitch - Stitch.
- S.H. Figuarts Bruce Lee.
- March 2016 Loot Crate - Versus.

Very happy with everything that arrived today. Photos and unboxings/reviews will be coming soon :) 

Anything cool arrived in the mail for you today?
Let us know in the comments below!

- V x

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Rare Replay Limited Edition.

Just a little quickie unboxing today, the Rare Replay Limited Edition:


Front of the box, fairly standard stuff.


Side of the box is pretty deceiving. I thought it was going to be able to fold out and have like a window inside, but nope :(


And the top...


Other side.


So unbelievably difficult to photograph this because of the reflective print.


Close up of the Battletoads logo.


And finally, the back of the box.

I have now however realised I did not take photos of the game inside the box. Rest assured, they will be uploaded soon, and don't worry, it's just a standard UK copy of the game anyway, nothing super excited box-wise.

This is a good little edition though, especially as the game was £17.99, but this edition was £27.99, so an extra tenner for a nice t-shirt isn't too bad :) Exclusive to GAME in the UK, it was stated to be in "Limited Quantities" but no word on exact numbers. It was also stated (by at least one other online source) that the t-shirt is the same one that Phil Spencer wore in the Windows 10 event, however they are slightly different; his one had a black outline around the logo, whereas this one doesn't.

And there was no way we were missing out on this game!

Do you have this edition?
What are your opinions on it?
Let us know in the comments below!

- V x

Thoughts on Thursday: 17th March 2016.

So this is the first in a new series we will be posting weekly, entitled Thoughts on Thursday. Super exciting, I know... But yeah, this will be a weekly post where me and/or Allan can ramble away with our thoughts of the week, from new releases, upcoming stuff, cool editions and/or merchandise, etc. Basically whatever we want to write about, it'll come in here, and we'll do a super long discussion-y type post about it. You can also give us suggestions on future posts, and it would be really appreciated if you would comment any responses to what we've discussed in the article, as a little feedback goes a long way, y'know :)

Anyway, without further ado, our first ever Thoughts on Thursday!

Today I was sitting thinking about all the games we've got to look forward to this year, and we certainly have a lot. But I noticed just how cramped May is, big-game-wise. 

We have:

3rd: Battleborn.
10th: Uncharted 4.
13th: Doom.
20th: Fire Emblem Fates / Homefront:The Revolution.
24th: Overwatch.
26th: Mirror's Edge Catalyst.
31st: Dead Island Definitive Collection.

And that's only the ones that we plan on getting. There's also one or two others, such as Total War: Warhammer, which is set to drop the same day as Overwatch, making May just unreal. And if that's anything to go by, the latter half of 2016 is going to be brutal too, because even though every year, we do get an influx of games at a certain point in the first half, the second half always comes harder.

And not only are there a lot of games due out in May, most of the ones we're going for have fairly pricey CEs... So we're looking at:

3rd: Battleborn Steelbook Edition - Approx £65.
10th: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Libertalia Edition - £109.99.
13th: Doom Collector's Edition - £99.99.
20th: Fire Emblem Fates - TBC (Not yet got a copy ordered).
20th: Homefront: The Revolution Goliath Edition - Approx £150.
24th: Overwatch Collector's Edition - £99.99.
26th: Mirror's Edge Catalyst Collector's Edition - £149.99.
31st: Dead Island Definitive Collection - £29.99.

So in total, not including Fire Emblem as we've yet to order a copy, that works out at £704.95. Safe to say, we can't afford that. Heck, we won't even be able to afford half of that. So it's gonna take some serious saving, and no doubt we'll have to cancel some of them sadly. Luckily Allan's birthday is in May, so that does take the strain off slightly, as he can put any money he gets towards an edition, but we're both turning 24 this year, be realistic. We're not gonna be bombarded with all sorts of cash, haha.

But yeah, over £700 of games, in collector's terms at least, in one month.
Kinda makes you sick, doesn't it?

So far, the release schedule for later in the year doesn't look too bad, since mostly everything is still TBC2016, but as with every year, more gets announced, or placed in specific release dates/release windows as the year goes on, with stuff being shown at E3, and then all the other press releases, etc. throughout the year.

Even if you look at this month, 2016 is already insanely packed with games, even if we just look at it from the "ones we've been able to afford on release" and "ones we're severely gutted about missing" standpoint. There was Far Cry Primal, on the 1st, which had the Collector's Edition, which we paid £62.70 for. There was The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Limited Edition on the 4th, which we got for the bargain price of £35.85. We did however have to miss the Heavy Rain/Beyond: Two Souls Collection, and The Witch and the Hundred Knight that day as we simply couldn't afford either. Followed up by The Division Sleeper Agent Edition on the 8th, which came in at £99.99 (RRP £119.99). Hitman, we sadly had to forgo for now, as we just don't have the funds to spare. UFC 2 is out today, and that's another one we've had to miss (much to Allan's despair) as this month has just been horrific for us from a financial aspect. Pokken Tournament is out tomorrow, and I am so gutted that we're missing it. Trackmania Turbo drops on the 24th, and we had planned on getting that for the wee man, but sadly due to how skint we are this month, that's another one on the backburner. And lastly, Hyrule Warrior Legends Limited Edition is being released on the 25th, priced at £49.99.

So our March total (going on preorder releases for games only, never mind everything else we collect!) is sitting at £248.53. For four games. I mean, don't get me wrong, we love to collect, and we try our hardest to make sure we don't miss out on any editions we really want, if we think we'll struggle to get them afterwards, but sometimes you just look at the amount being spent and you're like "holy shit". Now, most people our age would easily spend that amount on a single month's nights out and what-not, so at least we have something to show for the money we've spent, but man, it really can be a pain trying to squash in all the games you want.

April is no different in expensive-ness, but it does have less games in store that we're adamant on getting on Day-One. There's Quantum Break, which has a very reasonably priced Steelbook Edition, at £44.99 on the 5th (as well as Enter the Gungeon), and then holy-fucking-shit there's Dark Souls III on the 12th with the Prestige Edition at £299.99. Welp, 12 days into the month and it's already passed the £300 mark. With just two games. Jesus. Christ. I'm really hesitant about Dark Souls III, as I think we may struggle to come up with the funds, but at the same time, if we don't, it will be one of those editions, much like Kingdoms of Amalur Signature Edition, that you just reaaally struggle to find again for anywhere near the RRP. Plus second-hand shipping would be KILLER, based on the massive monstrosity of a box it comes in. At least from Amazon it's free shipping. Then on the 22nd, there's Ratchet and Clank, at a very nice price of £27.99. and Star Fox Zero, which we've yet to order as the LE isn't listed in the UK yet as far as I can tell. So thankfully, the other games we're getting on release in April are pretty damn cheap, to balance out the metric-fuck-tonne of cash we're gonna have to hand over if we end up getting Dark Souls III. Total cost, £372.97 (plus Star Fox Zero).

May, you all already know about from up top, so onto June next. Being the month of E3, June, usually tends to run on the quieter side of things with devs and publishers more focused on what comes next, than what comes now. We have One Piece: Burning Blood Marineford Edition on the 3rd, priced at approx £95 from Amazon.de, No Man's Sky Limited Edition, which we've got preordered for £62.99 on the 24th (along with TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan, which I hope will be getting a physical release), and Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Deluxe Edition, on the 28th for £51.99. Meaning that June, so far, comes in at a very respectable £209.98.

Every other month is virtually empty of game releases right now, with lots of release dates down as simply TBC 2016, or Q3/Q4 2016, etc. so the months will fairly fill up as the year progresses, but I genuinely hope it's not all jam-packed together in one month again like it is in May.

In games that we're looking forward to in 2016, that as of this moment, don't have a 100% confirmed release date, there are:

- Crackdown.
- Dead Island 2.
- Dishonored 2.
- Dragon Quest VII & VIII.
- Dreams.
- Final Fantasy VII Remake.
- Final Fantasy XV.
- Gears 4.
- Halo Wars 2.
- Horizon: Zero Dawn.
- Kingdom Hearts III.
- Mafia III.
- Mass Effect Andromeda.
- Mighty No. 9.
- Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom.
- Pokémon Moon & Sun.
- Recore.
- Scalebound.
- Sea of Thieves.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole.
- The Last Guardian.
- The Legend of Zelda ________.

Okay, so that's not even everything that we're looking forward to, and yeah, some might get pushed into 2017 no doubt. Scalebound already has been, technically, but I'm still hoping it somehow pulls back into Q4 2016. There's Dead Island 2, who just moved companies again, so no doubt that'll be shoved into 2017. The Last Guardian... ARE YOU DEFINITELY COMING THIS YEAR? Same for you, Kingdom Hearts III. Don't even dare try to sneak away into 2017, or I will have to kick some butt. And ahem, Mighty No. 9... are you gonna be delayed again? I sincerely hope not.

So overall, there's a lot of games out this year, and we are really excited for them all. We plan on getting the Youtube channel up and running shortly for you all (illness and my work placement got in the way of that recently), where you'll be able to see video-unboxings of our editions, as well as the photo-unboxings of them that will simultaneously be posted here, and lots of Let's Plays, random discussion-y vids, etc. So make sure to stay tuned for that :)

And lastly, before I bore you all to death with my novel, there's two games set for October release which I'm gonna discuss more in next week's Thoughts on Thursday, Friday the 13th: The Game, and Yooka-Laylee, which we are suuuuuuper excited about.

So what's this year been like/going to be like for you?
Do you have any suggestions for a future Thoughts on Thursday post?
Let us know in the comments below!

- V x

Monday, 14 March 2016

Enter the Gungeon.

Dodge Roll's Enter the Gungeon finally has its release date, dropping on both PC and PS4 on April 5th 2016.


Here in the Asylum, we couldn't be more excited - especially Allan. He has been looking forward to this game since it was first revealed and he has been (im)patiently waiting on details of a release date ever since.

And not only does the game now have a release date, it has SUPER CUTE PLUSHIES too!


Available exclusively at the Devolver Digital Shop, you can get two plushie bullets! The Original Yellow one comes in at $25, and the Limited Edition Cobalt Blue one at $45. The Cobalt Blue one is limited to just 200pcs worldwide, so you better pull the trigger on this one, fast!

Also available, as shown in the image above is a Collector Pin Set, for $20, including three adorable ETG Pins.

Personally, I want it all. Those plushies are just the cutest, and their little guns are velcro attached, so you could swap 'em around if the mood takes you! Aaaand, the plushies also include a bonus Steam code for Enter the Gungeon on their swing tags!

Are you gonna pick any of them up?
Let us know in the comments below!

- V x

Entries to the Asylum - Monday 14th March 2016.

One entry to the Asylum today, and it's one we've been waiting a little while on as we ordered it from Ireland to try and save some money haha, and it is:

- Naruto Unleashed Season 4 [DVD].

Allan is currently watching through all of Naruto with the wee man and was almost at the end of Season 2 when we realised that we actually only had 1-3! So that'll keep them going for another little bit :)

Anything arrived for you today?
Let us know in the comments below!

- V x

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Pokémon Ditto Plushies.



Oh my God.

I think I might just die from the cuteness.

The Pokémon Company are soon going to be opening preorders on their Amazon.co.jp Store for these plushies, based on the Ditto forms of Pikachu, Clefairy, Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle, for 1,200 yen each (or 800 yen in keychain form).

I want them all so bad. Anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge Pokémon nut. And these are just so adorable. They go up for preorder here on the 26th of March for release on the 2nd April.

I really hope they don't sell out fast, as I really, really want them, but sadly we're super low on funds, like all the damn time, right now.

I've applied for a couple of jobs that I'm really hoping I get as the cash boost each month would be fantastic. So fingers crossed I get one of these jobs and then I can just roll around in Pokémon plushies till my heart is content :)

Are you in love with these plushies? Do you think you'll be buying them?
Let us know in the comments below!

- V x

Entries to the Asylum: Monday 7th - Saturday 12th March 2016.

Couple of entries to the Asylum from this week, but unfortunately forgot to post them at the point they arrived due to the work placement I'm doing haha :) But I'm now finally finished my placement so can catch up on my updates!

So without further ado:

Monday 7th March 2016

- Killzone Visual Design Art Book, from Cook and Becker.

Tuesday 8th March 2016

- February 2016 Indie Box: Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime.
- The Division Sleeper Agent Edition [Xbox One].

Wednesday 9th March 2016

- January 2016 Indie Box: Nuclear Throne.

Saturday 12th March 2016.

- Death Note Omega Edition [Blu-Ray].

Lots of fantastic entries to the Asylum this week, including two Indie Boxes that we're just dying to show off to you all, as well as the Killzone Art Book, kindly provided to us by the team over at Cook and Becker so you can expect an unboxing and review of that very soon!

Yesterday we received Allan's Death Note blu-ray, which he has been waiting (impatiently) for. Sadly this was a US only release (for the Omega Edition, specifically) and it's not able to be played on our Xbox/PS4. Luckily however, my laptop is compatible with its' region coding so we can hook that up to the TV to watch it that way.

I've got a few reviews ready to be posted too, so those will go up at some point later today :)

So what have you guys received this week? 
Let us know in the comments below!

- V x

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Entries to the Asylum - Saturday 5th March 2016.

Only one entry to the Asylum today:

- The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Limited Edition [Wii U].

Release date was actually yesterday, but silly me forgot to update my payment details on Amazon and my order got cancelled so I had to reorder *facepalm*

What stuff have you picked up recently?
Let us know in the comments below!

- V x

Asylum Reviews: Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony [PS4].

The Danganronpa series has always intrigued me. The instantly recognizable character Monokuma always made me want to give the games a s...