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You're In The Movies £2.86 @ ShopTo [Xbox 360 Games]

Matt Gardner
Games deals, Party games, Xbox 360 games, You're In The Movies
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You're In The Movies £2.86 @ ShopTo [Xbox 360 Games]

The Wii, and even the most avid Nintendo fanboy will probably testify to this, has a catalogue that is 70+ % crap shovelware, or rather games that have been rushed in and out of development to make a quick buck on an upwardly mobile trend. The Xbox 360 has less, mainly due to its more safe and conventional stylings, but the odd hardware release will still see a plethora of third-party poo being flung around. The LIVE Vision Camera, the 360's answer to Sony's Eye Toy, and You're In The Movies are the shifty looking culprits in question here.

You might wonder why we've stuck this one up. Well, look at it. It's a full game with 1000 Gamerpoints to be achieved going for less than the price of a London pint. There are Marks and Spencer sandwiches that cost more than this. You'll be making a saving too, with the nearest competitor more than £2 away (Gamestation - £4.98).

I could lie and tell you that this game is great, but I wouldn't be able to keep a straight face whilst typing. You basically have to fulfil a whole bunch of motion sensitive mini games to create a trailer for a B-movie in which you are the star such as steering a car to make a getaway, or miming running away from a whirlwind, or swimming whilst being chased by a shark. And it all requires the LIVE Vision camera, which isn't included with this deal.

However, if you do already have a camera, and you want some easy Achievement Points (and I know that there are some people out there who will occasionally buy a cheap game to boost their Gamerscore), then this is a no brainer. In fact, crack open a bottle of wine or a case of beer and invite some friends round, and this game actually becomes moderately passable and the pretty decent Director Mode will allow for some amateur video production that'll keep you laughing long after the hangover has gone. But basically, like most Adam Sandler movies, or anything starring the Wayans brothers, this is something best served when smashed. Unless you have a Wii. Or Rock Band.

Still, think of all those delicious Gamerpoints for under £3...

Thanks to Spies at HUKD

Add a comment4 comments
Me  Feb. 17, 2010 at 10:32

Tempting but still don't trust shopping at Shop.to after all the credit card issues people reported having with them. I know they've put a statement on their website explaining everything, that it's not their fault, they were never affected but I'm afraid the damage is done and I won't be risking my card on their systems. Once bitten, twice shy as they say. Shame, as they often have some very tempting deals (like this one)

Regarding the game, poor reviews elsewhere online don't mean anything - a friend has this and the kids love it. keep messing up and not standing in the right palces for the greenscreen stuff to work right but they don't care - if you have a cam already it's well worth it.

LanceVance  Feb. 17, 2010 at 10:55

Cracking price for a few easy gamerscore points! As for Shopto i've been using them for years. I've had well over 70 orders of games and consoles and never had any problems.
Their systems are as secure as anyone else. Unlike using my local banks cash machine and getting my card cloned!

Matt Gardner  Feb. 17, 2010 at 11:27

I advise using Paypal. Ordered a number of times via ShopTo using PP and never had a problem, and any pre-orders I've made have all gone through fine on my card. Still, each merchant has a few customers with horror stories. Even Amazon and Tesco have gotten the odd thing wrong occasionally.

Hkem  Feb. 18, 2010 at 18:50

If you're looking for this game with the camera, it's gone into PCWorld's sale for £7.97 collect in store. Next cheapest is Amazon @ £11.99. Still, the camera solus is £20 new, so bargains to be had, and then you have the camera for all your annoying EA player creating achievement needs.


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