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Datel - GO-TCHA Wristband for Pokemon Go (Touch Screen & Auto Catch Mode)

(9 user ratings)

Datel - GO-TCHA Wristband for Pokemon Go (Touch Screen & Auto Catch Mode)
Out of Stock
Price
695

Worth it

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It's a bit buggy at times (especially if you connect it to too many devices), but the auto catch and spin feature is amazing - definitely a good buy

Dangerous Driving (US Import PS4)

(1 user rating)

Dangerous Driving (US Import PS4)
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
941

Punishing and turning from fun into a slog...

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You need to avoid playing the game the way you'd play a Burnout game - or any racing game in general, for that matter - in order to win.

The rubber-banding is so severe that AI will overtake you at twice your speed while you're in first place and boosting. They'll even take lines at speeds that aren't possible for such lines or even just generally possible. I've crashed just after tight turns and seen AI come around the corner in lines specifically to avoid me, reacting with inhuman speed, even before they were able to see me.

I shouldn't want to avoid taking other cars down (which happens so easily, sometimes, that I've gotten double takedowns from AI hitting me and bouncing into other AI cars), I shouldn't want to avoid first place, but the wrecks of other drivers can create excessively punishing obstacles in winding and/or narrow areas and the rubber banding means you'll need the right time to overtake from the third class of cars onward (there are 6 classes). The other cars also set off faster than you and boost earlier.

The tracks are great most of the time, but it's hard to see that past randomly generated traffic spawning in just the right places to make winning impossible. Some turns just do not fit with the mechanics of the game at all, just death traps. You also can't move the camera, aside from switching to front bumper cam or looking back.

Here are things that would make things better: more traffic on straight sections, less traffic on turns, less lighting glare, improved contrast in traffic textures and lighting, tone the rubber-banding way down, and maybe fix the tight chicane in the tropical section that (if I remember correctly) leads into a tunnel and then out onto a suspended road.

I was really excited for this game and talked about it a lot, before it came out, because I loved the Burnout games so much that I was there at the end, when there weren't enough people for Cops and Robbers anymore. This game has everything I wanted and expected - what it does well, it does amazingly, but what's wrong takes too much enjoyment away from all of that. At the end of the third day of playing this, I just feel sad, I regret having been excited about it, because of its glaring flaws. I cannot fullyrecommend this game and it pains me to say that, because it could have been the best indie game I've ever played and it even has everything it needed for that. Buy it, if you want a punishing Burnout-esque (minus music) experience, but know what you're getting into.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Nintendo Switch)

(4 user ratings)

Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Nintendo Switch)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
899
RRP
R 999
(-10%)

Amazing

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Great storyline and re-playability.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country (Nintendo Switch)

(2 user ratings)

Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country (Nintendo Switch)
Out of Stock
Price
629
RRP
R 699
(-10%)

Enjoy JRGP? Best Switch Game Ever!

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After sinking well over 300-hours into Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (also a Switch title) it was a must to play Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna the Golden Country. It was marketed as ''DLC" but it is in fact a stand-alone dedicated game that allows you to easily sink the same amount of time into to that of XC2!

Arguably one of my favorite JRPG games from this generation!

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order (Nintendo Switch)

(4 user ratings)

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order (Nintendo Switch)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
889
RRP
R 999
(-11%)

Super fun local Co-Op!

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If you enjoyed the original MUA you are going to absolutely love this! Amazing story elements but don't expect seriously deep game dynamics, it's a hack-and-slash at it's core.

Ordered 2x copies, one for me and the other for my son, and this game plays so well from start to finish in local multiplayer co-op.

There is something like 32x playable heroes to unlock with more coming in DLC. Completed the story over a weekend binge session. Replay-ability is really great as there is a ton of additional cosmetics and features to unlock from after the story. Addition of 'Rifts' was a great idea as it also expands on the non-story components of game-play.

Raru fulfilled this order on-time with a lovely quirky comment on the packaging along the lines of "save the world, twice'' referring to ordering two copies which I suppose is not usual. =^.^=

Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Nintendo Switch)

(1 user rating)

Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Nintendo Switch)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
889
RRP
R 999
(-11%)

Incredible!

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DQB2 is an incredibly rewarding experience feature packed with a great balance of story and sandbox elements.

The only disappointment that I have to share is that I purchased 2x copies, one for my son and the other for myself, with the intention of playing Local Multiplayer Co-Op as advertised by Square Enix. Whilst this feature does indeed exist it requires between 10 to 20 hours of game time investment in order to unlock the 'Multi-Builder Mode' feature. You have to basically complete the whole first Chapter to gain access to this.

Other than this minor gripe there isn't a single other negative element that I can complain about!

Raru were great, per-ordered my copies and it actually arrived a few days before the official Shipment Date!

Detroit: Become Human (PS4)

(25 user ratings)

Detroit: Become Human (PS4)
Dispatched in 7 to 10 working days
Price
799
RRP
R 899
(-11%)

Wow

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Obtained 75% of the trophies after my second play through with a complete different outcome. This studio is Amazing. Quite a few lag issued playing on the PS4 Slim base system. Think the PS4 Pro will eliminate these 'issues' A Must Own.

Wolfenstein Youngblood - Deluxe Edition (Nintendo Switch)

(1 user rating)

Wolfenstein Youngblood - Deluxe Edition (Nintendo Switch)
In Stock
Price
549
RRP
R 599
(-8%)

Download Code Only!?

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Just a heads up that this is an "empty" box with a download code inside. IE. there is no cart. Be prepared with a minimum of 21 GB of micro-sd card space :|

What's the point of going physical you might ask?

Hori - Official Nintendo Licensed D-pad Joy-Con Left Zelda Version for Nintendo Switch

(1 user rating)

Hori - Official Nintendo Licensed D-pad Joy-Con Left Zelda Version for Nintendo Switch
Out of Stock
Price
575

Amazing!

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I needed a new left Joy-Con since my current one went a bit wonky.
This is an amazing replacement and works fantastically well!

It's extremely responsive and the D-Pad is such a blessing to have.

Thehunter: Call of the Wild (PS4)

(1 user rating)

Thehunter: Call of the Wild (PS4)
Out of Stock
Price
761

Really Good!

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Probably the closest thing I have ever found to a decent hunting simulator, and a great way to pass the time... A lot of it.

Don't expect to jump in and be bagging trophy animals right away. It will take a lot of time to get used to the mechanics and to get the right gear. In saying that, I stumbled on a massive moose quite early on in the game, and with a well placed shot he was down. But be prepared for that to be the exception rather than the norm.

Glad I got it and won't be getting rid of it. It will be a game that I will revisit many times I'm sure.

Soul Calibur VI - Collector's Edition (Xbox One)

(1 user rating)

Soul Calibur VI - Collector's Edition (Xbox One)
Not available
Price
799

Great game and great CE

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I love the game. It feels like there is a lot of play time hidden in this gem. Plus the CE goodies are awesome :)

F1 2019 - Legend Edition - Senna & Prost (PC)

(1 user rating)

F1 2019 - Legend Edition - Senna & Prost (PC)
In Stock
Price
899
RRP
R 999
(-10%)

Popboxza.com Review: F1 2019

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Even a handful of years ago the content and graphics that we now see in gaming would have been inconceivable. This is especially true when you consider Codemasters’ latest offering, F1 2019.

Gameplay

When you get into the heart of your F1 career most of the mechanics remain the same as experienced in F1 2018. But there is a rather impressive change for F1 2019. Before you step into an F1 cockpit you have the choice of starting with F2. It’s not a full season of racing in the feeder series but it does include a story mode and a rather easily unlikable rival named Devon Butler. You’re exposed to two different scenarios before being unleashed, for a full race, around Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina circuit. Here, in the season finale, you must out-score Butler to win the championship. Proper drama!

From there you’re given a choice to join a driver academy programme followed by handful of offers from F1 teams for the 2019 season. One of the biggest features in career mode is unquestionably the addition of driver transfers. In addition to the ability for AI drivers to move teams drivers’ knack and aptitude too is on a moving scale, which means that up-and-comers can give established drivers a real challenge. This isn’t only revolutionary for the franchise but will certainly keep career mode fresh and interesting for quite some time.

Handling

As most fans of the sport would know most of suspension travel of an F1 car isn’t actually in the suspension. Instead, it’s the tyres that absorb the bumps. This travel, especially as the car makes contact with the kerbs, is especially evident in F1 2019. The reaction of the tyre is for all to behold and in minute detail too.

It is clear to that a lot of work has gone into the re-profiling of kerbs. Where previously you could’ve gotten away with clipping various kerbs that you probably shouldn’t be anywhere near there is now a genuine penalty attached if you do so. Not a five-second penalty mind you, but still it’s going to cost you precious lap-time.

Jumping into one of the front-running cars in Time Trial mode is bliss. Hanging on the Mercedes around circuit Gilles Villeneuve and attempting to put together a semi-decent lap time leaves you with very distinct and visceral feelings. One, it feels properly fast! The sense of immersion and speed is undeniably improved from last year’s title. Two, driving these cars at full-tilt is just pure pleasure. Akin to that feeling you had as a kid waking up on Christmas morning. Lucky for us Christmas came early this year.

Graphics

F1 2019 is a beaut, a visually stunning game. The cars’ bodywork work and livery are ultra-smooth and I have never seen a more accurate visual tyre model in any other racing game than this.

Customizing

In last year’s review I mentioned that it would’ve been a nice addition to be able to customize say your gloves and racesuit. I’d like to think that Codemasters may have read my review and thought it a good idea but the truth is this was likely an element on the their drawing board long before I mentioned it.

But not only have they allowed a more immersive experience in terms of customizing your driver but also they’ve taken it one massive step further. Now you can customize the livery of your multiplayer car and race online with a colour scheme unique to you!

Verdict

I had thought that I’d long ago stopped being surprised at what Codemasters could deliver. They’d set the bar high with F1 2018. But what they have produced with F1 2019 is truly masterful. And you can add to that one of the best launch and marketing campaigns seen in a long time. There is unlikely to be another racing title on the market that is as impressive as F1 2019. Go get it right now!

Grand Theft Auto V (PS4)

(35 user ratings)

Grand Theft Auto V (PS4)
Out of Stock
Price
449
RRP
R 499
(-10%)

Flipping awesome

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If you dont get this game then you crazy!!!!!

The Crew - Ultimate Edition (Xbox One)

(1 user rating)

The Crew - Ultimate Edition (Xbox One)
Dispatched in 3 to 5 working days
Price
235

Quite Underrated...

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Not on the 'Forza Level' but a great experience. Just make sure you have a stable Internet Connection which is required.
Runs smooth on the Xbox One S. Great service from Raru as always :)

Pokemon White Pouch (NDS)

(2 user ratings)

Pokemon White Pouch (NDS)
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
43

Wrong pouch delivered

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The pouches I received does not look like the one in the picture at all.
I was expecting a zipper pouch, as in picture, but received open slip covers???
Not nice and can't use it for anything.

PlayStation Plus 1 Month Membership (PS3/PS4/PS VITA)

(2 user ratings)

PlayStation Plus 1 Month Membership (PS3/PS4/PS VITA)
Not available
Price
109

Perfect

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Perfect product... Just perfect ^_^

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Nintendo Switch)

(2 user ratings)

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Nintendo Switch)
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
712

Mess of a port

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This game is full of bugs and glitches, when it works it's great but the slowdown to 15-20 FPS happens so often it just kills any immersion you may get.


The low framerate is practically the set standard in handheld mode that I don't even bother playing it that way anymore.


Shoddy port. don't hear the other versions play that much better outside the graphic tweaks

Red Dead Redemption 2 (Xbox One)

(8 user ratings)

Red Dead Redemption 2 (Xbox One)
Dispatched in 3 to 5 working days
Price
899
RRP
R 999
(-10%)

how good is this game?

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I cant tell how good it is because disc 1 wont install past 2.31GB and it will hang there for around 15mins before I get an error message from my xbox, I then erase, reset & reinstall (rinse and repeat) to no avail..........I've HEARD its a good game, haven't played it yet.

Horizon: Zero Dawn: Complete Edition - PlayStation Hits (PS4)

(1 user rating)

Horizon: Zero Dawn: Complete Edition - PlayStation Hits (PS4)
Dispatched in 7 to 10 working days
Price
309
RRP
R 349
(-11%)

Interesting and Stimulating

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Horizon Zero Dawn is a great and interesting open world game that needs to be in the possession of any PS4-gamer. It is full of interesting collectibles and a DLC of new content, animals, weapons, stories/quests and even machines! The story itself is quite interesting, and I'm waiting anxiously for an eventual sequal. There are many interesting machines which, if you look hard enough, actually start to correlate with real-world animals, but usually with many new powers and abilities. Really great game

Spider-Man (PS4)

(63 user ratings)

Spider-Man (PS4)
Out of Stock
Price
889
RRP
R 999
(-11%)

Spectacular Game

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Great game haven't ever completed ANY superhero game as much as I did this one. One of very few games I went for platinum trophy but I got it eventually. Only problem with it is with the 'secret photo ops', that when you find and capture them,you don't get any rewards or trophies, even though it is an extremely hard feat to complete. But otherwise, it is a great game overall.

Mortal Kombat (PS4)

(1 user rating)

Mortal Kombat (PS4)
Out of Stock
Price
324

Great Game

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I find it a great game, the game runs smoothly, the graphics are amazing and the story mode is quite fulfilling and interesting. Must-have for serious gamers

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (Xbox One)

(3 user ratings)

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (Xbox One)
Out of Stock
Price
42

I Thought it would be better...

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I had expectations for this game but none were realised, its complicated to get the hang of at first yet easy to play the more you play it.
it doesn't look as good as the FIFA games and even though this is a 2016 title I have yet to take the disc out of my XBOX.....IT IS VERY GOOD!!
Match after match of unpolished graphics yet I cant put my controller down.

Raru sells this title for R41......Quite possibly the best value for money for a game imaginable!!

Cyberpunk 2077 (PC Download Code in the Box)

(3 user ratings)

Cyberpunk 2077 (PC Download Code in the Box)
Pre-order (Expected: 16 Apr 2020)
Price
729
RRP
R 799
(-9%)

HEAVENS YES

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What kyle said.

Steam Wallet Code R150 (PC/Mac/Linux)

(30 user ratings)

Steam Wallet Code R150 (PC/Mac/Linux)
Dispatched in 1 to 3 working days
Price
150

I am so sorry lol i feel like a douche

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They have excellent service actually. Earlier on i had been skeptical as i did not want to be scammed but their customer support is really good. WOuld recommend it anytime. I also did not know about how they operate but now i do. So far so good. I will be ordering again.

Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled (PS4)

(3 user ratings)

Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled (PS4)
Dispatched in 3 to 5 working days
Price
549
RRP
R 599
(-8%)

Finally a Great Carting Game for PS4

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Well done to the creators for remaking the original and doing such a good job of it as well. The greatest thing is this game actually involves skill. There are no catch up mechanics (like Mario with it's blue shell that seeks out 1st place), so if you're good, you win.
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