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Microsoft testing 'Free Play Day with Gold' Feature


Microsoft is testing a feature which allows users to download Xbox One games for free and play them for a limited time.

US users taking part in the Xbox One console beta spotted that Max: The Curse of Brotherhood had been unlocked as a free download under a new titled - Free Play Day with Gold.

Microsoft's customer support was initially surprised to find out about this new feature, but later suggested that an announcement will be made soon.

What do you think of this initiative? It could be that it'll only affect set titles which are perhaps a little older and have not been so popular. But we'll see.


Edited On 21 Aug, 2014

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Mansfield's avatar
Mansfield 2 years ago
I love that every xbox article you write has that sprinkle of negativity at the end,how you still have this job is a mystery
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RTLF 2 years ago
It's a fair observation/speculation considering it was spotted on Max: The Curse of Brotherhood
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Mansfield 2 years ago
Joe is very clever the way he does it one look at his twitter feed tells you all you need to no
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PrometheusFan 2 years ago
" I love that every xbox article you write has that sprinkle of negativity at the end,how you still have this job is a mystery" - I think the fact that your knee jerk reaction was to regard a reasonable observation like that as some sort of slight against Xbox and that showing any negativity about that brand is apparently something that people deserve to lose their job over says a whole lot more about you than it does about Joe.
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PrometheusFan 2 years ago
On topic, this sounds like the same thing as the trial downloads on PS3 that lets PS+ subscribers download full games and play them for an hour before locking them out. Not a feature I ever had much time for tbh, downloading massive files just to essentially demo a game felt like a bit of a waste of time when a carefully put together actual demo would probably do more to sell a game to someone than giving them barely enough time to get through the intro and tutorials for most titles imo.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
Yeah! Fire him for being a bit sceptical when it comes to Microsoft
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
I tried the PS+ demos when I downloaded Infamous last year and I didn't really see the point to it. A well put together demo will feature a taste of the story & gameplay around the halfway point, 1 hour from the very start of the game is pointless when most games are slow to begin
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Mansfield 2 years ago
I've reported him to shopto hopefully something will finally be done about him
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
Don't know if that is a joke or you a just a twit?
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Dead 2 years ago
ROFL
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Joe2120 2 years ago
Reminder me never to speculate that a company is not going to give something decent away for free again. Come on, do you really think you'll be getting 'AAA' games for 24 hours for free? Really. It's gonna be lesser known titles and even so, I never said above that there's anything wrong with that, I was only guessing based on experience. Can't please everyone.
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Zombieflamingo 2 years ago
"What do you think of this initiative? It could be that it'll only affect set titles which are perhaps a little older and have not been so popular. But we'll see." I dont understand whats wrong with that question/ answer. The only negative thing I have seen him say about microsoft on this site recently was about wishing someone else bought Rare which considering what Rare do now is pretty understandable.
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Zombieflamingo 2 years ago
How dare you speculate :)
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Mansfield 2 years ago
Joe seriously you may aswell wear a playstation tshirt and hat your the biggest fanboy on here I will keep ringing up and writing letters untill you leave
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DynamiteWhyte 2 years ago
Considering Mansfield has been doing that for months it isnt doing any good. Guess someone neds to go read another news site if he doesn't like it.
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Joe2120 2 years ago
P.s from twitter: @_wotta - Videogames Journalist, Editor ShopTo, giver of gaming news, Glasgow Rangers fan and father of three. Views are my own and do not represent those of my employer. If you don't like what I have to say on twitter there is an unfollow button.
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Mansfield 2 years ago
It's not just this joe all over your twitter feed how you can be employed in a job like this confuses me.if you got a job working for sony then great you would be I the right job
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Mansfield 2 years ago
But you can clearly see your a playstation fanboy so why work for a company that has no allegiance your meant to be unbiased .how the hell did you get this job
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DynamiteWhyte 2 years ago
Everyone has bias. Go call out Colin Moriarty on IGN for it too. Unfollow his twitter and don't get your panties in a twist in here.
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DynamiteWhyte 2 years ago
I am going to write about Joe getting fired from ShopTo. Rangers bias shall not be accepted.
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Mansfield 2 years ago
It's not this thread now.it's you as a person can you honestly say you deliver unbiased news.can you honestly say that your not a sony fanboy ? You no the answers so why do this job
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Mansfield 2 years ago
This is not a football news coloum.and Colin moriarty is the head of playstation gaming joe is meant to be a neutral journalist
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
"Biggest fanboy on here" Not a FanBOY cos she is female but I think you will find Gloria is the biggest one here
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DynamiteWhyte 2 years ago
Moriarty is actual a head editor. He deals with PS Stories and overhypes PS games. Joe is a news writer that delivers news. You need to stop acting like a little beach.
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Mansfield 2 years ago
You would expect Collin to over hype ps games that's his job and he's great at it I really like him but joe is meant to be neutral
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
If people let their fanboy-ism (Meh) get in the way of their work then this site would be a massive Xbox ad since Igor is a Xbox fanboy (Don't ban me)
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Joe2120 2 years ago
The irony is that my very first website was an Xbox Fansite. I'm no more biased than any other journalist. I have my opinion and I voice it, no matter who it's against. I'm not gonna hold back If I have something on my mind and if people don't like it then they are probably gonna get upset. Microsoft has screwed up a lot this gen, whereas it was Sony last gen. It's swings and roundabouts. MS will learn from it's mistakes and come back strong and nothing will make me happier. A world of gaming without the big three would be a poor place indeed. Can you imagine it just being Sony or Nintendo or MS? We wouldn't have anything we have now. PSN is what it is thanks to Xbox LIVE. Xbox probably wouldn't exist without PlayStation etc etc. I've been working in journalism for 10 years and you are the first person to call my work biased (sure I've been called a fanboy plenty but that's part of the job). Nothing I write is anything but honest or opinion though. I'd never let allegiances (if I had any) get in the way of my work. That's all I have to say on the matter really. I'm not apologising for having an opinion though, no matter who it upsets.
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DynamiteWhyte 2 years ago
How is Moriarty overhyping PS games his job? His job is delivering news. He is supposed to be as neutral.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
New flash Mansfield. There is no such thing as being natural, you can try but everyone has an opinion on the hobby we all love. The only people that are truly natural are the people that don't give two shits about the gaming industry and are only in it for the $$$$$$
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
You do have an allegiance though Joe. You go wherever the games you want to play are. As do we all
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Joe2120 2 years ago
An allengence to games, not consoles :D
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Mansfield 2 years ago
Back track all you like joe but you don't deserve to be In the position you are.it's not news you report it's slander towards one and holy grail towards the other
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Joe2120 2 years ago
I'm not backtracking on anything. I have my opinion. If you don't like it then I suggest you don't listen to it.
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Mansfield 2 years ago
I'll use my wallet on this one I've spend best part of 4k on this site so the company looses out on a valued customer .while you keep preaching your vile .but I won't stop complaining about you they probably will do nothing but I'll keep trying
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JoeToots 2 years ago
Mansfield take a run and jump honestly lay off of Joe.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
Vile? Oh ok then.
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Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 2 years ago
Joe, I don't agree with everything you say. That's why it's an opinion, they're like a*holes, everybody has one. Keep doing what you do. As for Mansfield, you seriously need to get a grip. Keep writing and phoning. Majority rules in favour of Joe
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Mansfield 2 years ago
The playstation majority yes ofc they do he's your chief mascot
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DynamiteWhyte 2 years ago
Who would stopspending money on a site but keep complaining? Thats weird. Plus they could lose more than 1 "4k" spender if Joe was let go so tough luck.
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Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 2 years ago
Going by responders on this thread Gloria doesn't have a PS, Toots doesn't and I'm sure Nox doesn't. So that rules out that theory
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Zombieflamingo 2 years ago
Also I do but probably play my xbox one more so thats another one :) I wonder if he gets this worked up about things that actually matter. You do know there are wars going on.
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JoeToots 2 years ago
I agree with mansfield.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
I have do have a PS3
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Dead 2 years ago
I had a PSOne once ;)
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PrometheusFan 2 years ago
This has to be someone taking the piss.
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Zombieflamingo 2 years ago
Did anyone else see the brief comment from someone called "Joe Toots = Twat" telling Joe he had no friends?
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Autogamer 2 years ago
Max was given free the other month. Mansfield is certainly going ott but thinking about it, I have not seen any xbox live marketplace updates get reported here, currently there is a rockstar sale on, which happens weekly, but do see psn store updates.
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Mansfield 2 years ago
No I'm not taking the piss I'm deadly serious I'm sick of people like joe in the industry. Nothing but I'm in it for the games not console ,checks twitter and he's a massive sony fanboy and it comes across on most articles it's about time someone said something I no it will achieve nothing but at least I can unmask him for what he is .a heavily biased editor
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Mansfield 2 years ago
Autogamer.you will see many psn store updates etc but never Xbl when you think about it you will see what I am saying is bang on
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JoeToots 2 years ago
This Mansfield is one funny guy. What goes around come around though someone will complain about him in his line of work and his ass will get fired.
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PrometheusFan 2 years ago
"Autogamer.you will see many psn store updates etc but never Xbl when you think about it you will see what I am saying is bang on" - lol, that's because the PS blog provides a summary of the PS Store's weekly updates, so it's a simple matter for Joe to paste the information from there. Microsoft offer no equivalent news source for weekly updates to Xbox Live last I checked.
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Zombieflamingo 2 years ago
They do for America from Major Nelson but not for the Uk from what I have seen. They do Wii U updates on here as well.
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Dead 2 years ago
Not seen a Wii U eshop update in a while, and there's always new releases or sales on every week.
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JoeToots 2 years ago
#BringDownJoe #WeWantADemocracy
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JoeToots 2 years ago
This feels like the unmasking of reay mysterio all over again...
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Joe2120 2 years ago
We try to post the Nintendo updates when we can. I don't always get the PR. A lot of the stories come down to what people email me and what I can find around the net. There are a lot of stories to write. I tend not to write about sales though on rival formats. Though I will post Nintendo/PSN Store updates as they mostly have new content in them. If MS had a store update I'd post that, in fact I'm pretty sure we write what the new Games with Gold titles are every month. Why not hit the Xbox tags, I'm sure you'll see plenty of stories.
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Mansfield 2 years ago
As a "netural"editor is it not your job to to bring us the xbox stories why do we have to hit the xbox tag surely you can take a break from posting (ps4 has beat xbox in sales 7 months in a row)from your twitter feed and actually deliver us impartial news .and thankyou joe for not giving us stories on sales figures as you say all though I'm sure you put every month on here that sony wins agin on the npd so I'm calling you out on that again
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JoeToots 2 years ago
Shots fired
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Joe2120 2 years ago
I'm not even talking about sales figures. I was talking about sales on rival platforms. I Xbox has a sale / PSN has a sale. I was saying I tend not to post about these because they are essentially rivals to ShopTo. I write about sales figures because it's interesting and I always have. Just because you are hurting that PS4 is outselling Xbox One is not my problem. I didn't make it up you know, I reported it because it's fact. Does posting a factual story make me a fanboy? If that was the case I'd never post when Xbox releases sales figures and I always do. I bring plenty of news to this website. Thousands of stories per year. I don't have time to argue with you because I have to do my job. So enjoy ranting because I won't be responding to your comments anymore.
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Mansfield 2 years ago
"As they mostly have new content in them"joe your not helping yourself here
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craig 2 years ago
piss off Mansfield u rent boy
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Mansfield 2 years ago
Haha joe go check with admin and come back to me and tell me what consoles I've orderd .now the because I'm hurting statement shows your complete lack of class and exactly why you should not be in this job
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Mansfield 2 years ago
You showed your complete lack of class and looked like a proper fanboy I've taken screen shots and hopefully something will be done here
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JoeToots 2 years ago
Mansfield you're showing your complete lack of class by coming on here and calling the regular writer out. How would you like it if someone entered your place of work and started calling you out?
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Mansfield 2 years ago
To be insulted how 'I'm upset'when one check with admin will tell him I've many consoles he presumes just because I'm not waving my pon pons like the rest of the playstation crowd at every article he does that I should applaud his shoddy biased journalism .when in the end he resorted to a personal attack showed all along that he's in the wrong job
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
You are a complete nob you know that? Also personally if I would have to choose I would say I'm part of "the Nintendo crowd"
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JoeToots 2 years ago
He has not once launched a personally attack on you? At best he has defended his corner.
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TruDarkAssassin 2 years ago
@JOE i know who has changed there user name to Joe Toots=twat its Big Shep i remember the avatar in my friends list
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TruDarkAssassin 2 years ago
what a laugh here today must stop by more often hahha lol
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
Snitch
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JoeToots 2 years ago
It doesn't bother me assassin to be honest. Not in the slightest. Whatever he gets a kick out of I suppose.
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TruDarkAssassin 2 years ago
lol
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TruDarkAssassin 2 years ago
got a good memory from all those years back
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Zombieflamingo 2 years ago
Yeah its you that has been coming on here and personally attacking him.
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JoeToots 2 years ago
I noticed it aswell.
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screaming chief 2 years ago
Joes own twitter feed is just that, his own.Shopto tweets and news articles posted, may be posted by Joe, or they might be posted by another member of the team.I'm sure if his 'employer' had any issue with his articles or his method of reporting the news, or felt that inappropriate bias had entered tweets/articles, this would be discussed 'in house' as it should be.If someone doesn't agree with another persons own personal twitter account, wouldn't the sensible thing to do, be to unfollow or ignore that account ? Lifes too short to worry about someone elses view not tallying with your own, or trying to impose your view on them, is it not ?
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Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 2 years ago
Mansfield, have you noticed the pattern yet. You insult the news editor about the quality of his work, he rightly defends himself, in a very professional manner, personally I would've ripped into you and everybody else defends said editor. Does that not tell you something. So go ahead email your screen grab as evidence
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Mansfield 2 years ago
I expect people to defend him he's whispering sweet nothing's everyday about x amount of peoples preferd console so he will have a following who like him and his work. He started professionally then came the digs ''mostly have new content, implying only his favoured choice has new contend .and then telling me it's not his fault I'm upset over my choice implying he knows me or my feelings and trying to use his lack of knowledge and insight and turning tthem into a personal attack
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Dead 2 years ago
Give it a rest dick head.
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Mansfield 2 years ago
No Gloria not a chance
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
Mansfield have you ever had a personal attack against you? I agree Joe shouldn't have went there but when you get attacked a lot of the time for being "a Sony fanboy" it starts to get old really fast .Sure you can say "just ignore it" but eventually you can't
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Dead 2 years ago
Least he knows he's a dick head.
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Mansfield 2 years ago
Then that's when his 10 years experiance he claims should have said walk away but no he resorted to petty attacking and personal digs
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Mansfield 2 years ago
Yes Gloria if that pleases you
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Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 2 years ago
Okay, as you are an expert on all things journalism, can you answer me a simple, genuine question - How many Xbox Ones have been 'sold' to date?
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JoeToots 2 years ago
DO i get to start moaning? i've had a personaly attack against me today :D:D
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Dead 2 years ago
No, you keep it zipped Tootell ;)
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
You try having personal attacks directed at you for 10 years and let's see how you deal with it. Ask anyone, ANYONE who is in the spotlight of not just the gaming industry but every industry and they will all say the same thing
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JoeToots 2 years ago
Yes ma'am
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
Gamers, and just people in general are dicks, think you have proved that to us all
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Joe2120 2 years ago
"implying he knows me or my feelings and trying to use his lack of knowledge and insight and turning them into a personal attack ” - Mansfield. Exactly what are you doing if it's not a personal attack? Telling me I write vile and implying I'm a fanboy when you don't know me? Or is that ok to do to me since I'm the writer here and not a real person?
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screaming chief 2 years ago
Looking at the last line of Joes tweet, I'm not sure I would say it was negativity, I would actually say it was truthful.The gaming industry isn't a charity, if they could sell a game for £50, they wouldn't offer it for £40 would they ? so by asking or suggesting that maybe only the lesser or (depending on your own view and preferred game type) poorer games might be the ones selected, seems to me to be saying, the industry is tempting you to buy a game you otherwise wouldn't have looked twice at.They knew that upping the boxed disc price during last gen was a no-no, so they introduced dlc to make up the extra they wanted to charge, to take account of additional costs on their part (development time/staff wages etc) so I merely see the download and play option as another industry tactic.Time, sales and customer response will decide ultimately whether it lives or dies as part of the way forward
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JoeToots 2 years ago
Joe don't let it get under your skin he is just looking to try and trick you into saying something you might later regret
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Mansfield 2 years ago
Your correct joe I do not no you as a person but I've been Here a long time and follow you on twitter you are 10000%a fanboy and I no nothing would be done etc but I've had enough and I seen enough in your comments to clarify how right I was and look forward to the day you are no longer here writing your fanboy vile on here so I can use shopto again ,because apart from you it is probably the best site for games and used to be a great place go read and check for new games etc what you have done is turn this site into a playstation hangout
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Dead 2 years ago
I can never take anyone seriously who thinks know and no are interchangeable.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
Hehehehehehehe. Again with the Vile
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Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 2 years ago
Joe can't say it, but I can, why dont you just f*ck off. It's very simple. Press the unfollow button on Joe twitter & use other sites for your news
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
aye a no. It isny that hard ta add 2 more letters
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Zombieflamingo 2 years ago
I agree with Dave.
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Dead 2 years ago
As he appears to be only semi literate I think he may have vile confused with bile Nox.
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Mansfield 2 years ago
It looks like I will have to go more public with this I will use social media and trading standards etc,he and the website won't get away with there treatment of people
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Dead 2 years ago
Their, not there. ;)
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Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 2 years ago
Damn Gloria, you beat me to it ... lol
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Autogamer 2 years ago
Joe Anderson says "Xbox has a sale / PSN has a sale. I was saying I tend not to post about these because they are essentially rivals to ShopTo" - If there is anything worthwhile to get on the xbox marketplace, especially if there is a lot of stuff, then I buy gift cards because at the christmas sale one of my payment methods got banned for a short period, due to many xbox transactions in one go. This is not a problem on the psn store, and you can put all the stuff in the basket and make one payment. A xbox sales news article, with gift cards linked at the bottom could be a good idea?
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
You do that, & make sure to let us know how that goes
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NathanW18 2 years ago
I wondered why this had so many comments. Now I know why. One of 'those guys' is throwing his threats around. Nothing to see here.
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Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 2 years ago
PMSL Nox. I look forward to seeing this. It's a scandal I tell you, a SCANDAL ... LMAO. Mug!
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NathanW18 2 years ago
If anything, this site is far more biased to Microsoft. Every time I get a promotional email from this site, it's trying to sell me an Xbox One.
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JoeToots 2 years ago
#JusticeForJoe
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Zombieflamingo 2 years ago
You should buy one then Nathan :)
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Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 2 years ago
You know what I find really ironic? Tony is probably the most passionate Xbox'er I've seen, and you don't see him crying into his keyboard
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NathanW18 2 years ago
Probably will when a few of the games I want come out!
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Zombieflamingo 2 years ago
He will be too busy playing all his games though Dave and waiting for ones on the PS4.
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Zombieflamingo 2 years ago
Fair enough, I wasn't trying to force you into buying one honest
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screaming chief 2 years ago
'Trading Standards" because you don't agree with someones twitter ? You need to seek urgent medical help, or increase the dose you are already on
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Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 2 years ago
Check up from the neck up
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Joe2120 2 years ago
Glad I'm on holiday next week. Hehe :D Good luck Colin.
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Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 2 years ago
Have a good rest Joe. You probably need it. My holiday is around 9 Sept - I wonder why ... lol
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
I can believe Colin will have to clean this mess up, hehe
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JoeToots 2 years ago
Aye enjoy your holiday Joe.
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Zombieflamingo 2 years ago
What a coincidence I am off on the 8th for a week as well.
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Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 2 years ago
Spooky that Zombie. I got a week off in Oct too, around the 17th
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Zombieflamingo 2 years ago
I was maybe going to be having one in November roughly the time Dragon Age is out but we shall see.
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NathanW18 2 years ago
30 minutes after posting that, I get promotional email from ShopTo. Of course it's asking me to buy the Xbox One bundle with Fifa 15.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
Got one too. Amazing timing eh Nathan?
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Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 2 years ago
No fair, I didn't get one. That's it, I'm calling Trading Standards
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
I'm the next running joke here is going to be this Trading Standards one
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Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 2 years ago
I think it will be or "I'm tellin' Mansfield" ... LMAO
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
Oh that sounds perfect! We could use it when someone doesn't agree with your opinion
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
Let's try it out. (Say something negative) In my opinion the Wii U is the best console on the market right now since it is the only one trying to be a console
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Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 2 years ago
That's brilliant. I'm going to copyright that expression, £1 per use. I'll be minted ... lol
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
No you won't, cos I'm tellin' Mansfield
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JoeToots 2 years ago
Illuminati
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Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 2 years ago
That's my 1st quid. Cheers Nox
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Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 2 years ago
That's my 1st quid. Cheers Nox
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Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 2 years ago
The Illuminati were intelligent. That rules Mansfield out ... lol
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SolidSnake 187 2 years ago
I've agree with some things Manfield is saying, the editer for shopto.net news should'nt be so biased, he does come across that way to me. When your reporting the news your opinion does'nt need to be shown, just the facts. It suprise's me that shopto let him carry on like he does, even if he says a lot of it on twitta he's still representing shopto wether he likes it or not. If you want an unbiased site, CVG are a pretty good site to get your gaming news without any of the bulls%#t
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Old Timer 2 years ago
^ I agree with some things Manfield has been saying about Joe, now don't get me wrong, I'm not asking for him to be sacked or start a lynch mob but you only have to look at comments on Twitter @ Joe to see quite a few think the same. In my opinion though it's the sad state gaming journalism is in these days, a lot of them adding fuel to the childish fanboy wars. Regarding Joe though, what always makes me chuckle about him ( I'm not saying he should not post anything negative about Microsoft ) but I guarantee when there is something "Anti MS" he's there first with the news, anything MS Positive" and he's not so quick or quite often puts his own little spin on it but totally the other way with Sony. Ok there's fanboys everywhere unfortunately but I thought so called "gaming journalists" were suppose to be totally unbiased? sadly not it seems. Once again though I'm not asking for his head because he's not the only one like it these days and there's still a few sites out there where you can get the news about either console, the games without any added bits.
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PrometheusFan 2 years ago
Just out of interest, which gaming sites are the ones you'd classify as being completely objective?
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superniceguy 2 years ago
Nothing Joe has said or done has bothered me with anti MS talk. The lack of Xbox sales news has not bothered me, as I religiously log in to the consoles each week after they are updated with new sales and can see them all for myself, but I think if ShopTo did news articles on Xbox sales it would help rather hinder, as people can buy the Gift Cards. ShopTo must make money on them as would not sell them or lower the price a bit otherwise. I do not religiously log in or check the PSN store, as a lot does not interest me, so without ShopTos news article like the other week on the PSN Summer Sale I would have missed that Bound By Flame was on sale, which I ended up buying. I did not get a PSN card this time, as I bought one earlier from ShopTo and still had credit left over, but now if another sale pops up and I see something worth buying I will buy a PSN card from ShopTo. If I do not see any of these sales then I can not buy a Gift Card from ShopTo, as I will be oblivious to the sale being on. Fortunately ShopTo do list Playstation store updates and sales more often and get the info this way, but if they did not then I would be missing sales and not buying PSN cards. For me though mostly what is on PSN store is meh, but one comes along that is worth it like Bound By Flame. Considering a lot of people here seem to like Playstation, the odd Xbox sale that is not meh to them is being missed, and then no one (Playstation fans with Xbox as secondary consoles) buys Xbox Live Gift Cards.To see all the US Xbox sales available (UK sales and pricings may be different), see here: http://xbldb.com/current-deals
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RTLF 2 years ago
Just for you Tony: http://www.listwar.com/ everything you need to know about released and upcoming games for XB1 and PS4. Check out the Released Games section... "For me though mostly what is on PSN store is meh".... well now you can compare it to what's available on XB1's store in a very concise manner
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PrometheusFan 2 years ago
The funny part is that there is very little on the XB1 store that isn't also on the PS Store, and there seems to be a lot more games on the PS Store as well.
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superniceguy 2 years ago
There seems to be loads of bargains on the Xbox store, but mainly for Xbox 360. Titanfall Xbox ONE was on sale last week for about £28 / half price - anyone miss it?
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superniceguy 2 years ago
Last month I snagged Destroy All Humans Path of the Furon for £2.39, and you'd be lucky to get that £10 2nd hand. This game is certainly no threat for ShopTo as they do not have in in stock and not yet selling 2nd hand games.

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