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Everyone likes to have something that represents them in one or another, whether it be a snazzy new phone case or a custom designed controller for your favourite gaming console.  So when I asked the fine folk over at NiftyModz if it would be possible to review one of their controllers and they agreed, I began looking forward to it.

I spoke with Ben from NiftyModz via email to let him know what I would like on the controller.  I mentioned that I would like my favourite colour in there somewhere (green), my gamertag (TootieTazzy), and the logo for the site that I am Community Manager for (XBLGamerhub).  Armed with these few details, he went to work.

When I first saw my controller, I was instantly impressed.  The marble green that he had used as the main shell colour was gorgeous, and coupled with the all pink inserts and buttons, the colours just matched each other so well.  He had included the XBLGamerhub logo on the left side of the controller and my gamertag, in a really nice font, on the right side.  The paint job itself is very high quality with no drip marks or roughness.  Just a very smooth and glossy finish, which is what you would expect.


Flipping the controller over, there was even more goodness.  He had included the paddles on the back and had assigned them to the buttons that I chose – in this case, X and Y.  The paddles fit nicely in with the way you hold the controller and are not intrusive in any way.

When I used the controller for the first time, I went through and checked that all of the buttons, triggers, thumbsticks, and paddles worked as they should – which they did.  I found the paddles a nice addition and will also find it hard to play without them now that I have gotten used to them.


Overall, I am really liking the controller.  The finished product is much better than I ever thought it would be.  If you would like to see more designs from NiftyModz, check out their YouTube channel and give them a follow on Twitter!

Big thanks to NiftyModz for sending this controller out for review.

Hey guys!

Firstly, a massive thank you to everyone who participated in this giveaway.  I would also like to welcome all of my newest followers.

Now for the reason you are really here – the lucky winner of the ‘Let’s Fish! Hooked On’ t-shirt.  (Big thanks to @LetsFishGame for supplying the shirts AND game code for this giveaway!)

Using a random generator, I took the first three names that were picked for the t-shirts, and the fourth name for the PS Vita game code.

The lucky t-shirt winners are.. @SingingTurnip, @liamtrenthouse, and @Tori_Heart!

The lucky winner of a copy of Let’s Fish! Hooked On for the PS Vita is.. @blueamcat!

If you could please DM me on Twitter so I can give you my email address for you to provide your details, etc, your prizes will be sorted ASAP.

Congratulations to each of you and again, a massive thank you to everyone who took part, both by sharing the competition details and by entering!

Don’t forget, you can pick up a copy of Let’s Fish! Hooked On on PS+ at a 50% discounted price until the end of June.

Stay tuned – the next giveaway will be coming up over the next few days!

**If I do not hear from you within 7 days, another winner will be chosen.


Hey guys.

I have yet another giveaway for you, courtesy of the fine folk over at @LetsFishGame!


To celebrate the release of Let’s Fish! Hooked On on PlayStation Plus, you can pick the game up complete with a 50% discount!

That’s not all though!  The kind folk over at @LetsFishGame have given me three of their t-shirts AND a downloadable copy of the game to giveaway to you!  All you have to do is follow the steps below.

For this giveaway you have to be following both myself @TootieTazzy and @LetsFishGame on Twitter (I will be checking 🙂 ).  Just click the red names and it will take you to the correct Twitter profiles.  Once you are following us both, just tweet the following message:

I’m following @TootieTazzy & @LetsFishGame and want to win a Hooked On t-shirt or a copy of the game! #TTLFGPSPlus

This giveaway will stay open until Wednesday, June 12th at around 7pm and the winners will be announced either that evening or Thursday afternoon.

Good luck everyone!  If you have any questions, feel free to ask!


**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 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.


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.

Hello you lovely people!

I have so much goodness coming up over the next few weeks for you all!

First up, I should have reviews up for “Special Forces: Team X” on XBLA as well as Forza Horizon.  I also have copies of Ratchet & Clank: Q-Force, PlayStation AllStars Battle Royale, and LittleBigPlanet Karting that are here and need reviewing at some points.

Whilst that is it for video-games for the time being, I have some other gadgets both here with me and on the way!  I have a headset from the people over at Infected Audio, an Avenger Elite 360, a Nuvo Pro Game Grip from the folk at Nuvo Gadgets, a set of KontrolFreek FPS Freek CQC Signature Edition, a Rumble headset and PS3 accessories from ORB Accessories (you find these on Twitter for the time being), and some custom controller accessories from Rapid Fire Kits.

Reviews and unboxings for all of the above will be available over the next few weeks.  Needless to say, I am very excited to get started.

Also, I have a couple of giveaways coming up over on my Twitter account.  Prizes from Let’s Fish Game and Kingston Technology.  I’ll post separate posts when these are live with details of how to enter.

Thanks for taking the time to read today.  Stay tuned for everything listed above, soon!

**Edited to add that I have just heard back from 4Gamers and they are also going to send me out a couple of review items , so look forward to hearing about those too!