Win a $100 @GamerModz Gift Card – Details & 10% Discount

I have been very lucky to work with GamerModz several times in the past regarding reviews.  Now though, we have teamed up to give you guys the chance to win a $100 Gift Card for you to spend on anything you choose on their website!

Click the link HERE to be taken to the page where you will be able to create a controller of your choice.  This can be for the Xbox 360/One or the PS3/4 and you can add and change anything you like from the large library of customisation options.  Once your controller is designed, be sure to submit it and include valid contact details, just in case you are lucky enough to win.  You have until June 17th to get your controller designed and submitted.  On June 17th, the top 10 controllers will be chosen and put up for public vote.  Voting closes on June 24th, and the person whose controller with the most votes will win a $100 Gift Card to be used on the GamerModz website.

The $100 GC can be used in conjunction with any discounts that are currently present on the website, as well as with my personal 10% discount code TOOTIE.  You definitely get more bang for your buck!

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to leave a comment on this post, tweet me @TootieTazzy, or catch me on Facebook.

If you can’t wait for the competition to end, until June 15th ***NOW ENDED***, you can save 20% off any order on the GamerModz website using code TOOTIE.  If you apply this while they have their 50% off sale, you can save a huge 70%!

Good luck to everyone and I can’t wait to see what designs you come up with!

 

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GamerModz Thanksgiving Sale Offers 40% Off (Plus Extra Discount Code)

Custom controller site GamerModz have currently got a 40% off their Create-a-Controller on site.  The discount is applied automatically and is highlighted in the pricing list on site.

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For an extra 10% off, so a whopping 50% in total, just apply discount code ‘tootie’ before checking out.

This promotion is due to run throughout Thanksgiving and so that the rest of the world who don’t celebrate Thanksgiving don’t miss out, it is available worldwide!  Also included in the promotion are the newly released PS4 and Xbox One controllers.

Perfect timing for Christmas so head over to the GamerModz website and get creating!

GamerModz Xbox 360 Custom Controller – Review (@GamerModz)

**Note: Use discount code ‘tootie’ on the GamerModz website to receive 10% off of your total order price!

I was very lucky to recently receive a custom created Xbox 360 controller from my new sponsor, GamerModz.  I had never gone through the process of creating my own controller before, so to say that I was raring to go is an understatement.

First things first – choosing the controller design on the GamerModz website.  The site itself was easy to navigate from the get-go and each step was very easy to complete, thanks to the step by step pages and sections.  It is as simple as going to GamerModz.com and clicking Create A Controller – which is located across the top of the page – to get to the page where the magic starts.  When you hover your mouse over Create A Controller you can choose from either an Xbox 360 controller or a PS3 controller.

Once you get to the Create A Controller page you are greeted with an untold amount of choice.  You can choose from different colours, patterns, and effects.  You can even choose from a large selection of bumper buttons, triggers, thumbsticks, and you get a large choice of colours for each – you can even personalise the LED ring around the guide button to match your colour/pattern theme.  To make sure that everything on your controller melds properly, you have an image of a controller on the left hand side that changes after each choice that you make.  This is so that you can see how the colours look with each other and ensure that there won’t be a clash of design and colour.  This is something that I found really useful as I am not the most decisive of people and like to see what I am doing as I do it.

After designing the controller I was given the option of which mod set I would like in the controller.   You do have a choice of a few mod sets so there is something to suit everyone’s taste.  To be able to review every aspect of the controller, I chose the Juggernaut mod set which has something for everyone.  It is their biggest mod set and includes features from Rapid Fire to Drop Shot to Fast Reload and Quick Scope.  Now while I am not one for using mods while playing a game I was looking forward to trying things out to see if and how they worked.  After choosing the mod set and making sure everything was ok, I placed my order and then just had to play the waiting game.

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From the day that I placed my order to the day that the controller arrived, it took 14 days in total.  This included weekends and shipping to the UK so overall, not a bad time frame at all.  Upon receiving the controller, I was eager to take a look and see how things turned out.  The controller itself looked amazing.  The finish of the design that I chose was spot on – a totally smooth finish with no being able to feel any lumps and bumps.  The whole of the controller was covered and this even included the battery case on the back.  I do have to admit, the whole yellow and black theme that I went with worked really well and the yellow LED lights that I chose seemed to finish the controller off very nicely.

Now that I had my controller in my hands, I went ahead and created a private lobby so that I could test out everything from programming the mod set, to making sure that everything was working as it should.  Using the included instructions (manual is also available on the GamerModz website), each and every function worked as it should without any hiccups.  It was very easy to choose which layout and function to use and it was even easier disabling the mod features so that you can use the controller as just a plain controller.

After using the controller for around ten days, there is no sign of any wear and tear on the controller itself and everything is still working as it should be.  Overall, the whole process of creating my own controller and using the GamerModz website was smooth and plain sailing.  I am over the moon with my controller and being able to put my own stamp on it using the Create A Controller section on the website has made it all the better.  Even if, like me, you don’t use the mod sets, the custom controller itself is most definitely something that I would highly recommend to anyone who wants something a little different.

Sponsor & Giveaway Updates

Hey guys,

It has been a little while since I posted an update, so here I am whilst I am sat at the PC, headphones on and music blaring in my ears (Bon Jovi, if you were wondering) 🙂

First up, I have a few little bits and bobs that I will use in giveaways in the not so distant future.  I have a set of thumbsticks for an Xbox 360 controller – not sure on the colour because they are over the other side of the room but they are either yellow or orange, I have a Bioshock Infinite t-shirt that I managed to win two of thanks to my local GAME store, a handful of Hauppauge rubber wristbands, and the first DLC for Assassin’s Creed III – I can give this away now that you lovely lot got me past 600 Twitter followers!  I think this is it for now – I will update if there is anything that I have forgotten about.

I have a few reviews coming up over the next couple of weeks too.  From phone cases to wraps to a couple of XBLA Games to a strategy guide for Bioshock Infinite and next week, Dead Island Riptide!

Now the best news, for me any way!  I got an email a week ago on Friday from GamerModz.  I am now officially sponsored by them *woot* and they have been kind enough to allow me to create my own custom controller on their website and they are sending this out to me!  There will be a review of the controller as well as a couple of other bits associated with them.

Enough of my rambling anyway, I just wanted to update you as far as what is happening with upcoming blog posts, etc.

GamerModz Xbox 360 Console Skins – Review (@GAMERMODZoCOM)

When it comes to personalising your Xbox 360 console, it is surprisingly easy and cheap to do. The kind folk over at Gamer Modz sent me out two of their Xbox skins for review. I am going to be reviewing one for the Original console and one for the Slim model.

The skins arrived very well packaged with no bends or creases in them due to the packaging used. Inside the packaging I found a Creeping Death Xbox 360 Skin Set, along with a Pink Leopard Xbox 360 Skin Set. Both sets contain skins for two controllers along with the console skin.

Quality wise, the skins were very impressive. The quality of the material used to make them is a durable, automotive-grade premium vinyl, which makes the skins tough and easy to manage.

When it came to fitting the skins, it was very straightforward and easy to do – if I can do it, anybody can. You remove the back from the skin and apply it to the console. Because of the quality and material used when making the skins, they can be removed and reapplied if it goes on slightly wonky and unaligned. You can do this as much as you like without risk of tearing the skins too as they are THAT durable. This is something that comes in very handy for those of you who have a slightly unsteady hand. You get skins for the two sides of the console as well as a skin for the faceplate.

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Applying the controller skin could work out trickier for some people. I think I got lucky and managed to apply the two that I used pretty much perfect the first time. Because of the amount of buttons and the thumbsticks that you have to line the skin up with, you could get one side perfect and the other side slightly overlapping the buttons, or vice versa. Nothing too serious that can’t be rectified with a little practise.

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Once they are applied, the two side skins line up very well with the faceplate. I think that the Pink Leopard Skin Set that I used on my original Xbox console would have looked better on the black model, as would the controller skin. The Creeping Death Skin Set looks amazing on the Slim model, and the controller skin looks just as good.

For the price you pay, I think you definitely get your moneys worth. There is a large choice of skins available for both old and new style Xbox consoles, and there is something to suit everyone’s style.  These skins are also available for the PS3 – check out the site for more details.