Don’t Pay Too Much For XBL or PSN Credit & Subscriptions

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Video gaming is an expensive hobby, but it doesn’t have to be as costly as you think. We all love buying new games, but renewing Xbox Live and Playstation Plus subscriptions is never something that makes us giddy with excitement. However, it can be slightly less annoying having to shell out for these memberships thanks to companies like CDKeys.com, SimplyCDKeys and GameKeysNow.

Xbox and Playstation credit and subscriptions have been driven to an all time low as a result of more competition in this market. You can now pick up 12 Months Xbox Live Gold for only £23.99, saving a massive £16 off the RRP. All you need to do is “Like” the CDkeys Facebook page and you will be issued with a 5% discount code, enabling you to get this price.

Playstation owners can also make big savings, especially when buying credit for the Playstation Store. You can now get £35 PSN credit for only £28.97, which makes the recently reduced prices in the various PSN sales even more attractive. The majority of these retailers deliver the codes instantly, but in some cases it may take an hour or two. To make sure you are updated with all the latest price reductions for these products, we scour the internet several times each day, making sure you never have to spend more than you need to. The best way to find these price reductions is by saving the links below.

Xbox credit and subscriptions | Playstation credit and subscriptions

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All prices are correct at time of publication

HMV To Cease Selling Pre-Owned Games – 75% Off All Remaining Stock

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[box type=”tick” style=”rounded” border=”full”]We can confirm that HMV are selling off pre-owned stock at a 70% discount[/box]

Frugal Gaming has it from a very good and reliable source that from Monday 10th of March HMV stores across the UK have been told to sell off ALL their stock of pre-owned games. This comes off the back of of HMV completely pulling out of the pre-owned market. As of yesterday 5th March 2014, HMV retail stores ceased selling pre-owned games.

Our very reliable source tells that that from Monday 10th March 2014 all pre-owned stock will be reduced to clear all stock. To ensure that the process is speedy, the stock will be uniformly reduced by 75% in all stores!

Obviously stock will be different in each store, but that amounts to ALL pre-owned games being reduced to under £15 including any PS4 and Xbox One titles and titles from as little as 60p.

This is a massive opportunity for you bargain hunters out there to bag some good deals. We at Frugal gaming would never post something like this unless we were sure of our source.

UglyGeezer, from Frugal HQ

More Playstation Store Price Reductions

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Titles ending 19th March:

God of War HD
Was €17.99/AU$26.45/£13.99, now €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Rain
Was €12.99/AU$18.45/£9.99, now €4.99/AU$7.35/£3.99
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Tokyo Jungle
Was €12.99/AU$18.45/£9.99, now €4.99/AU$7.35/£3.99
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Starhawk
Was €14.99/AU$17.95/£10.99, now €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Uncharted 2 Among Thieves
Was €14.99/AU$17.95/£10.99, now €7.99/AU$11.75/£6.49
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Fat Princess
Was €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99, now €4.99/AU$7.35/£3.99
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Trash Panic
Was €4.99/AU$7.35/£3.99, now €2.99/AU$4.45/£2.39
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Datura
Was €7.99/AU$11.75/£6.49; now €3.99/AU$5.35/£3.19
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic
(Not available in Bulgaria, Hungary, Qatar)
Was €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99, now €4.99/AU$7.35/£3.99
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Eat Them!
Was €7.99/AU$11.75/£6.49, now €4.99/AU$7.35/£3.99
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

.detuned
(Not available in Bulgaria, Hungary, Qatar)
Was €2.99/AU$4.35/£2.39, now €1.99/AU$2.95/£1.59
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Elefunk
Was €3.99/AU$5.85/£3.19, now €2.99/AU$4.35/£2.39
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Tumble
Was €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99, now €4.99/AU$7.35/£3.99
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Medieval Moves
Was €14.99/AU$17.95/£10.99, now €7.99/AU$11.75/£6.49
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Playstation Move Heroes
Was €14.99/AU$17.95/£10.99, now €7.99/AU$11.75/£6.49
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Top Darts
Was €7.99/AU$11.75/£6.49, now €4.99/AU$7.35/£3.99
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Wonderbook: Diggs Nightcrawler
Was €12.99/AU$16.95/£10.99, now €7.99/AU$11.75/£6.49
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

ModNation Racers: Road Trip ( PS Vita)
Was €14.99/AU$22.95/£11.99, now €9.99/AU$14.95/£6.99
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

When Vikings Attack ( PS Vita)
Was €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99, now €4.99/AU$7.35/£3.99
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery (PS Vita)
Was €1.99/AU$2.95/£1.59, now €0.99/AU$1.45/£0.79
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Crash Bandicoot ( Cross- buy)
Was €4.99/AU$7.35/£3.99, now €3.99/AU$5.85/£3.19
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Twisted Metal: Black
Was €7.99/AU$11.75/£6.49, now €3.99/AU$5.85/£3.19
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Dark Mist
Was €4.99/AU$7.35/£3.99Now: €2.99/AU$4.35/£2.39
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Me and My Katamari™ [PSP]
Was: €9.99 / $14.45 / £7.99 Now €4.99 / $7.35 / £3.99
Additional 10% PS Plus Discount

Uncharted Golden Abyss (PS Vita)
Was: €24.99 / $32.95 / £19.99 Now €9.99 /$14.95 / £6.99

Titles ending 2nd April:

Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer
(Not available in Bulgaria, Hungary, Israel, Kuwait, Qatar, Ukraine)
Was €7.99/AU$11.75/£6.49, now €2.99/AU$4.35/£2.39
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype
(Not available in Bulgaria, Hungary, Israel, Kuwait, Qatar, Ukraine)
Was €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99, now €3.99/AU$5.85/£3.19
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Touch my Katamari (PS Vita)
Was €19.99/AU$24.95/£14.99, now €9.99/AU$14.95/£6.99
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Noby Noby Boy
(Not available in Bulgaria, Hungary, Qatar)
Was €3.99/AU$5.85/£3.19, now €1.99/AU$2.95/£1.59
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+
Was €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99, now €4.99/AU$7.35/£3.99
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+ All You Can Eat Edition
Was €14.99/AU$21.95/£11.99, now €6.99/AU$10.35/£5.49
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

One Piece: Pirate Warriors – Grand Line Edition
Was €39.99/AU$49.95/£29.99, now €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Tomb Raider (Cross -buy)
(Not available in Bulgaria, Hungary, Israel, Kuwait, Qatar, Ukraine)
Was €5.99/AU$8.85/£4.79, now €1.19/AU$1.75/£0.99
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Tomb Raider II Starring Lara Croft (Cross -buy)
(Not available in Bulgaria, Hungary, Qatar)
Was €5.99/AU$8.85/£4.79, now €1.19/AU$1.75/£0.99
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation (Cross -buy)
(Not available in Bulgaria, Hungary, Qatar)
Was €5.99/AU$8.85/£4.79, now €2.49/AU$3.65/£1.99
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Tomb Raider III (Cross -buy)
(Not available in Bulgaria, Hungary, Qatar)
Was €5.99/AU$8.85/£4.79, now €2.49/AU$3.65/£1.99
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Tomb Raider: Anniversary [PSP] (PS Vita)
(Not available in Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, India, Israel, Kuwait, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine)
Was €14.99/AU$21.95/£11.99, now €2.49/AU$4.35/£2.39
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Tomb Raider Chronicles (Cross -buy)
(Not available in Bulgaria, Hungary, Qatar)
Was €5.99/AU$8.85/£4.79, now €2.99/AU$3.65/£1.99
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Tomb Raider: Legend [PSP] (PS Vita)
(Not available in Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, India, Israel, Kuwait, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine)
Was €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99, now €3.99/AU$5.85/£3.19
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Tomb Raider: Underworld
(Not available in Bulgaria, Hungary, Israel, Kuwait, Qatar, Ukraine)
Was €20.99/AU$30.95/£16.99, now €6.19/AU$9.15/£4.99
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Deus Ex
Was €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99, now €4.99/AU$7.35/£3.99
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut
Was €29.99/AU$39.95/£19.99, now €11.99/AU$17.95/£9.69
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Hitman 2: Silent Assassin HD
(Not available in Australia and NZ)
Was €12.99/£9.99, now €5.99/£4.79
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Hitman Trilogy HD
Was €29.99/AU$39.95/£19.99, now €11.99/AU$17.95/£9.69
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Hitman Contracts HD
(Not available in Australia and NZ)
Was €12.99/£9.99, now €6.99/£5.49
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Just Cause
Was €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99, now €4.99/AU$7.35/£3.99
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Just Cause 2
Was €14.99/AU$17.95/£10.99, now €6.19/AU$9.15/£4.99
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Kane & Lynch: Dead Men
Was €19.99/AU$24.95/£15.99, now €5.99/AU$8.85/£4.79
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days
Was €21.99/AU$32.95/£17.99, now €6.19/AU$9.15/£4.99
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Babel Rising
Was €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99, now €2.49/AU$3.65/£1.99
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

The Expendables 2 The Videogame
Was €14.99/AU$21.95/£11.99, now €3.59/AU$5.25/£2.99
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Beyond Good & Evil HD
(Not available in Bulgaria, Hungary, Qatar)
Was €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99, now €3.99/AU$5.85/£3.19
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Cloudberry Kingdom
Was €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99, now €3.99/AU$5.85/£3.19
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
Was €14.99/AU$21.95/£11.99, now €7.49/AU$11.05/£5.99
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Flashback
Was €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99, now €3.99/AU$5.85/£3.19
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

From Dust
(Not available in Bulgaria, Hungary, Qatar)
Was €14.99/AU$21.95/£11.99, now €4.99/AU$7.35/£3.99
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

I Am Alive
Was €14.99/AU$21.95/£11.99, now €4.99/AU$7.35/£3.99
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Mad Riders
Was €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99, now €2.49/AU$3.65/£1.99
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Outland
Was €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99, now €3.99/AU$5.85/£3.19
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Rayman 3 HD
Was €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99, now €3.99/AU$5.85/£3.19
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game
Was €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99, now €3.99/AU$5.85/£3.19
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

Shoot Many Robots
Was €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99, now €2.49/AU$3.65/£1.99
Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Source : Playstation Blog

Playstation 4 Remote Play: Is it Worth the Hype?

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When the PlayStation 4 launched in November last year, one of its major selling points, and one of the most-demonstrated features, was Remote Play. This is the ability to hook up your PS4 and your PlayStation Vita, allowing you to stream PS4 games on to the small screen, hand-held device. Which let’s face it, is pretty damn handy if someone is hogging the TV. Now you don’t have to kick the family out of the living room to get playing your favourite game. Just grab your Vita, link up to your PS4 and start gaming. But as impressive as it sounds, is it really worth all the hype?

This early on we’re probably not expecting perfection, but is it something that works? Is it a service that people will genuinely use? We tested it out to see whether it should be a big factor in you purchasing a PS4, currently in stock with launch packs at GAME and EBay.

Game play
Remote Play is extremely easy to set up and, on initial showings, works very well. The PS4’s Remote Play works natively, unlike the PS3’s case-by-case support, which means that game developers can add in tailored controls for certain games. So in Assassin’s Creed 4 for example, there are touch screen controls for the map, but you can also use the Vita’s shoulder buttons as triggers, a simple tweak that works brilliantly.

Although there can be issues with WiFi connections, generally speaking there are very few drop-outs in the middle of your game. If you’re patient and hit the ‘X’ button on the Vita, the game starts up again pretty soon, and if you have a decent broadband connection, you probably won’t have any problems.

Flexibility
Thankfully, this is a pretty minor complaint when set against the wonder of playing a proper game of something like Assassin’s Creed on a portable console. You can play your games in bed, on the train, and the games look as beautiful as anything we’ve seen on a hand-held. The HD stream on the OLED screen is a real game changer, and compares favourably with the Xbox 360, thanks to the next-gen rendering.

Other uses
Whilst using Remote Play for games is definitely a big winner, that’s not all you can do. You can also connect to your console via your smartphone, making it easy to message friends and manage PSN friend requests without having to fire up the console or log on to the SEN website. Overall, lots of the second screen uses are more practical and pleasant than you would imagine they might be.

In conclusion, we think Remote Play for the PS4 is definitely worth the hype. If you’ve got a PS4 and a Vita and haven’t linked them up yet, you’re definitely missing a trick. It’s very easy to hook them up and this will definitely make the both the Vita and the PS4 hugely desirable to gamers everywhere.

[CLOSED] £20 Amazon Voucher Give-Away – Enter Using Twitter & Facebook

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[box type=”info” style=”rounded” border=”full”]The winner of this competition is @StillHarpingOn via his Twitter entry[/box]

We have a £20 Amazon voucher to give away to one of our lucky followers. You can enter using  both Twitter and Facebook, full details on how to get your chance to win can be found below

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Shopto.net Launches Revised Membership Scheme

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Shopto.net have relaunched their membership scheme, all details of which can be found below. Feel free to use the comment box at the bottom of the page to discuss if you think you will benefit from these revisions.

As a way to thank our loyal ShopTo customers we are proud to offer a unique membership scheme! This provides every user with a range of benefits and savings against the majority of items listed on our website. Customers will automatically start at Bronze and work their way up through to Silver and Gold based on the amount of money spent over a 365 day period.

Membership Levels
Gold: Customers who spend a minimum of £700 or more on products in 365 days.
Silver: Customers who spend a minimum of £300 and less than £700 on products in 365 days.
Bronze: Customers who spend less than £300 on products in 365 days.
Trader: Customers who purchase 3 or more units of the same product.

Membership level will not effect when your pre-orders are processed. All pre-orders will continue to be processed in the order that they were placed and our Release Date or Compensate scheme applies equally to all levels.

GOLD MEMBERSHIP
Gold customers receive the very best discounts and benefits available. For any customer who spends over the value of £700 within a 365 day period will receive Gold Membership status. Points will no longer be issued on purchase of an item. Gold members instead receive an exclusive discount of 5% off the site price immediately at checkout. These discounts are not available to Silver or Bronze members.

In order to maintain your Gold Membership you will need to spend a minimum of £700 over a 365 day (1 year) period or your account will revert back to Silver / Bronze depending on spend. You can keep track of your purchase levels & total spend in your ShopTo account

Gold Membership Benefits:
Lost Parcel Priority: In the unfortunate event your item does not arrive we are able to replace / credit / refund after only 7 working days instead of the standard 15 days.
Exclusive Offers: Exclusive offers on titles and DLC content
Early Access: Early Access to sales & promotions: Get the heads up & take advantage before anyone else on future sales or special promotions we will be running.
Free Phone Customer Support: Access to an alternative free-phone number that will get you straight through to a senior member of our Customer Service team.
Returns: If you wish to return an unwanted item we will credit your ShopTo account up to £2.99 for the return postage cost or if its hardware we will collect the item free of charge.
Delivery Emergencies: In the event of a Royal Mail strike we will upgrade delivery of your purchase to a courier company free of charge to ensure you receive your item without delay.

SILVER MEMBERSHIP
Silver customers will receive great benefits & qualify for discounts at checkout. For any customer who spends a minimum of £300 and less than £700 over a 365 day period will receive Silver Membership status. Points will no longer be issued on purchase of an item. Silver members instead receive an exclusive discount of 3% off the site price immediately at checkout. These discounts are not available to Bronze members.

In order to maintain your Silver Membership you will need to spend a minimum of £300 over a 365 day (1 year) period or your account will revert back to bronze. You can keep track of your purchase levels & total spend in your ShopTo account.

Silver Membership Benefits:
Exclusive Offers: Exclusive offers on titles and DLC content
Free Phone Customer Support: Access to an alternative free-phone number that will get you straight through to a senior member of our Customer Service team.
Returns: If you wish to return an unwanted item we will credit your ShopTo account up to £2.99 for the return postage cost or if its hardware we will collect the item free of charge.
Delivery Emergencies: In the event of a Royal Mail strike we will upgrade delivery of your purchase to a courier company free of charge to ensure you receive your item without delay.

BRONZE MEMBERSHIP
When making a purchase of an eligible item on your ShopTo account you instantly receive 10 points for every £1 spent. The value of 100 points will equate to 25p for use at checkout prior to your next purchase.

You can view your points balance at any time when logged into your ShopTo account. If you click your name at the top right of the website, your available points balance will be displayed right away. You can keep track of your purchase levels & total spend in your ShopTo account.

TRADER
There is also an additional membership level of Trader. This level is automatically applied to any account that purchases 3 or more of the same item.
Terms and Conditions
The ShopTo membership scheme is free. Users are enrolled automatically upon registration. Bronze customer earn 10 points for every £1 spent on www.shopto.net. Points are credited instantly after purchase and can be redeemed in exchange for money off any future purchase during check-out.
Points cannot be redeemed once check-out has been completed.
All Bronze points must be redeemed within 2 months of upgrading to Silver membership (minimum spend of £300 in a 365 day period). If these are not used within 2 months, these will be lost.
For pre-orders bronze member points will be credited upon dispatch of your item. Where points earned do not equal a round number, they will be rounded up. You can view your points balance and a record of points spent and earned at any time in your ShopTo.Net account. Points can only be used for discount on the website and cannot be paid out in cash redemption value. Points cannot be transferred between accounts.
If a Lost Parcel Claim Form is submitted for a refund or an item returned for a refund any points earned will be reversed. If you have already spent these points we will deduct them from the next points you earn.
The value of any returned items which are refunded will be deducted from your total spend.
Customer membership levels are at the discretion of ShopTo and purchase quantities / spend required for Gold and Silver membership are subject to change at any time. Trader status is at our discretion and our decision on this is final. ShopTo reserves the right to remove points from customer accounts in the event of abuse being identified or suspected.
Points earned are valid for 12 months from the day on which they are credited to your ShopTo account. Any points not used after 12 months from issue will be removed from your points balance.
If the minimum spend is not met to maintain Silver / Gold membership over a 365 day period, membership will be downgraded accordingly.
Carriage costs do not count towards your minimum spend within a 365 day period for Bronze / Silver / Gold membership
Bronze points cannot be earned on carriage costs.
A minimum order total of £3.00 is required in your basket to redeem membership points.
The ShopTo membership scheme is subject to change or withdrawal without notice.
The Gold and Silver prices are applied to the list price of a product. If that product is already discounted, you won’t receive any additional discount.
Any pre-orders you already have stored prior to membership upgrade will remain at the same price initially. Once you have logged in, these will then be automatically updated to your new membership discount band within 7 days.

Products not eligible for discount / included within our membership scheme:
Hardware – e.g. PS4 / XBOX ONE consoles
Digital downloads – e.g. Music, Instant XBL / PSN cards
Already discounted items – e.g. Sale items

Frugal Gaming Scroogecast Episode 19 – Everybody Loves Daz [Explicit]

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This week we talk about a wide range of games, plus chuck in some news about the latest Xbox One price drop. Rant of the week and Frugal With The Truth returns once again to entertain our adoring public.

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Big Discounts on Blockbuster Titles on Playstation Store

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Playstation are treating us to yet another sale full of great prices. Please check below for the full list of price reductions and don’t forget to save more money by picking up some cheap PSN credit here

Battlefield 4 (PS3)
Was £59.99/€69.99/AU$99.95, now £24.99/€34.99/AU$44.95

Battlefield 4 China Rising (PS3)
Was £11.99/€14.99/AU$21.95, now £7.99/€9.99/AU$14.45

Battlefield 3 Premium Edition
Was £55.99/€69.99/AU$103.95, now £28.49/€34.99/AU$51.95

Battlefield 3
Was £29.99/€69.99/AU$99.95, now £7.99/€9.99/AU$12.95

Battlefield 3 – Back to Karkand
Was £11.99/€14.99/AU$21.95, now £5.99/€7.49/AU$11.05

Battlefield 3 – End Game
Was £11.99/€14.99/AU$21.95, now £5.99/€7.49/AU$11.05

Battlefield 3 Premium
Was £39.99/€49.99/AU$73.95, now £19.99/€24.99/AU$36.95

Battlefield 3: Aftermath
Was £11.99/€14.99/AU$21.95, now £5.99/€7.49/AU$11.05

Battlefield 3: Armored Kill
Was £11.99/€14.99/AU$21.95, now £5.99/€7.49/AU$11.05

Battlefield 3: Close Quarters
Was £11.99/€14.99/AU$21.95, now £5.99/€7.49/AU$11.05

Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Was £15.99/€19.99/AU$24.95, now £5.99/€7.49/AU$11.05

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Add-On Bundle
Was £23.99/€29.99/AU$43.95, now £9.99/€12.99/AU$18.45

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Kit Short-cut Bundle Pack
Was £11.99/€14.99/AU$21.95, now £3.99/€4.99/AU$7.35
Not available in Israel, Kuwait, Ukraine

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Onslaught and Battlefield 1943
Was £9.99/€12.99/AU$18.45, now £3.99/€4.99/AU$7.35
Not available in Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, India, Israel, Kuwait, Qatar, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam
Was £9.99/€12.99/AU$18.45, now £3.99/€4.99/AU$7.35

CRYSIS 3
Was £59.99/€69.99/AU$99.95, now £7.99/€9.99/AU$12.95

CRYSIS 3: The Lost Island
Was £11.99/€29.99/AU$21.95, now £5.49/€6.99/AU$10.35

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Gioteck EX-06 Wireless Headset Review | PS4

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Gioteck EX-06 Wireless Headset | Reviewed Using PS4
One of the most common questions I get asked is which PS4 compatible headsets provide the best value for money. So I decided to do some research to try and answer this question as accurately as possible. I scoured the internet for reviews of the Gioteck EX-06 as I had got lots of positive feedback about them. Nearly every review I found were by people that had been sent the headsets by Gioteck to review and pretty much every one of those reviews were positive. Being the cynical chap I am, I never take much notice of reviews where people have been given stuff by the manufacturer, just in case this has clouded their judgement.

So I thought I’d take a punt and buy them in order to write a review. When I bought these for a very frugal £36 from Asda, I wasn’t expecting much. I have always found Gioteck products to be very good quality, but surely there’s no way of making a quality wireless headset for the PS4 for only £36?

Maybe, just maybe I was wrong.

First impressions
After unboxing, you are presented with a hard carry case which the headset is stored in. This is a nice touch as every other gaming headset I own ends up getting chucked in to a drawer where they inevitably end up damaged or at the very least get blu-tack stuck on them. Upon opening the case you find the pretty impressive looking headset, folded up in a way that resembles the headset equivalent of the fetal position. Not the tat I was expecting at all. The headset comes with various cables, including USB to Mini USB cable for charging and a cable that plugs in to the PS4 controller which enables chat.

After removing the headset from it’s case I was surprised with how well made they felt. Like many other Gioteck products they have a rubberised finish that makes them almost arousing to touch (this maybe just me). They also unfold with a satisfying snap and felt very sturdy. The mic can be connected to either side of the headphones, or detached and stored away when not required.

Connecting to console
The USB connector is unfortunately a really annoying design as it requires slightly more space in front of the console than most others I have used. However, connecting the receiver to the PS4 is easy as can be, you simply plug the USB wireless receiver in to the console, change one audio setting on the PS4 and you’re ready to roll. Once you have plugged it in, you then need to turn on the power button on the headset and they pair seamlessly.

Comfort
As soon as I put these on to my ample head, I realised much to my surprise that these were actually the most comfortable headphones I had ever owned. They fit really snugly and don’t feel like you’ve got a mobile disco balancing on your head, unlike some Turtle Beach headsets. To put them to the test, I undertook a small selection of physical activities to see just how well they stayed on. 5 press ups, 3 sit ups and one near heart attack later, they were still sitting firm and I almost forgot that I was wearing them.

Getting your game on
I then fired up my console and started to play Resogun as I thought this would be the perfect game to test out a wide range of audio levels. Straight away I realised there was a problem as the sound was cutting out every 2 seconds, making it impossible to hear what was going on in the game. At this point I was sitting about 3 feet to the right of my PS4 as I had the console connected to my PC monitor instead of my main TV, which is where the console and wireless receiver are situated. It soon became clear that the position that I was sitting was causing a connection problem. Although the headset specification states it has a wireless range 20ft, this only seems the case if there is a direct line of sight between the headset and the receiver. Any deviation from this causes the headset to cut out. Even sitting with your feet up obstructing the connection between the headset and the receiver will cause problems.

I have used many wireless headsets and out of all of them this was the only one I have had connection problems with. With my previous Turtle Beach wireless headset, I could go relieve myself in the toilet upstairs  whilst still wearing the headset without any connection problems or interference (much to the dismay of the people in my party chat). But with this set, I’d have no such luxury.

Sound Quality
The sound quality is pretty impressive for a headset that costs under £40. However, after playing several different games it became clear that sound quality is the main difference between these and the higher priced alternatives. Although the sounds of the voices, music and bass are all impressive individually, when you blend them all together the levels just don’t seem right. The bass and music tend to overpower the characters when they are talking, making it hard to understand what they are saying. If you increase the volume to try and hear what the characters are saying, the bass, background music, sound effects and gunfire will make you want to toss the headset across the room. If there was some way to equalize the sound levels there wouldn’t be a problem, but unfortunately there is no such feature on the PS4.

Overall, the sound is pretty good and I’m sure 90% of gamers would think they sound great. But if like me you are an anally retentive audio whore, you may want to invest in a more expensive alternative!

Chat
This is the one area where the headset really fails to impress. Although I could hear others in party chat well enough, they had problems hearing me. I sounded quiet and slightly distorted and the sound quality of the mic was worse than that of the standard headset included with the PS4. One positive is that you can change the game and chat volume independently to each other, enabling you to get the balance of game sound and chat volume set to your personal preference.

Conclusion
Overall this is a very good headset for the money, in fact I am pretty sure it’s the best wireless headset you will find for under £40. It’s well made, looks great and rivals even the most expensive headsets in terms of comfort. Unfortunately the disappointing wireless coverage, off kilter sound levels and piss poor mic stops it being a serious contender to other headsets such as the Turtle Beach PX4’s and Sony Gold wireless headset. I would also be hesitant to pay the full price for this headset, which is around the £70 mark.

If you are a gamer with a limited budget looking for a decent sounding headset, then the Gioteck EX-06 headset is for you. If you are looking for a wireless headset that has amazing sound quality and wireless coverage, save up a bit more cash and opt for a higher spec alternative.

For me, the wireless problems I encountered seriously effected my final score. If I hadn’t had these problems I’d have rated them 7.5/10

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This headset also compatible with the Xbox 360, PS3, Mac & PC and is currently £36 in-store at Asda.

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Official Gioteck Video

Specifications and features

  • Folding Hinge System: Fold-up design that allows for easier storage and transportation
  • 2.4GHZ Wireless Technology: Advanced wireless digital technology that broadcasts game audio up to 20ft
  • Superior Fit & Finish: Designed with superior materials for the ultimate comfortable fit
  • Flexible Mic Arm: Extensive adjustment for perfect positing and maximum voice clarity
  • Integrated Audio Controls: Intuitive audio controls on the ear cups for quick, easy access
  • Virtual Surround Sound: Featuring a virtual surround sound effect  for total game immersion
  • Advanced Noise Reduction: Eliminating game sound interference from external sources
  • Rich Detailed HD Audio: Delivering crisp highs, deep lows and everything between
  • Compatible with: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PC and Mac

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