Xeno Crisis - Bitmap Bureau (MVS)

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Yes it does look great, especially the palette in video below.

I'm not connected with Bitmap Bureau. I did order a MVS copy when the game was first announced hence interested in following the progress and to see what they do in future.

The price has now increased from £199 to £299 to cover costs, however...
.. a 25% discount code site wide until June

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They have shipped. I've just received an MVS copy of the game and will take a look at the weekend :)
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jimmerd wrote: October 6th, 2021, 10:05 am They have shipped. I've just received an MVS copy of the game and will take a look at the weekend :)
Awesome!! I look forward to your impressions :thumbup:

I’m a big fan of the Megadrive version, and I’m not convinced there’s enough difference to justify a £300 purchase for a second platform, but I’m open to persuasion and always happy to support devs…
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MY MVS kit arrived today! Here is an unboxing video showing what is included in the normal edition:


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Oh crap, I forgot that the standard edition doesn't come with any art. I really want the mini marquee.

EDIT: nevermind, I see the art set is available to order separately on the store for £15 (plus £5 for shipping). Fair deal. Placed an order for one.
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Mine is stuck in customs. :problem:

How is that brexit **** working out for everyone? Good stuff good stuff :lolno:
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On a Amiga scale:
How much does it suck?
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aerobert wrote: October 10th, 2021, 6:57 pm Mine is stuck in customs. :problem:
Same :problem:
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110 euro extra in taxes and fees, for something payed several years ago.

Thanks Brexit.
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Brexit is(was) a truly, truly ridiculous move.

We’ve all got personal tales of import taxes or simply being refused shipment etc, every one of us, but I don’t know of a single person claiming to be better off for it.


Anyway, rant over.

Anyone got their art set yet? Happy with it?
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aerobert wrote: October 13th, 2021, 8:40 am 110 euro extra in taxes and fees, for something payed several years ago.

Thanks Brexit.
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I asked for a VAT included invoice by email on 7th of October. I haven't received one.
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I think people are confusing tax with vat and also why they have to pay.
It sucks to shell out an extra 50% almost but really not the fault of bitmap bureau at all.
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I don't really blame them for it either, but it sure sucks a lot of **** to have to pay the additional cost
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Wrong. They are a business and they were VAT registered before Brexit, and their original invoices should have specified VAT. I asked about this at the end of 2018 to which they replied:

"We're actually just waiting on our VAT details to arrive, the price is currently inclusive of VAT so I should be able to provide you in time with the details and receipt [snip]."
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Well what you can do then is have bitmap reclaim their VAT payment since they wrongfully paid on exported goods, and then theyd have to refund their customers the VAT ammount.

Youll never get away from paying VAT on imports into the EU.
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sven666 wrote: October 13th, 2021, 12:50 pm Well what you can do then is have bitmap reclaim their VAT payment since they wrongfully paid on exported goods, and then theyd have to refund their customers the VAT ammount.

Let's say Bitmap Bureau was indeed collecting VAT like any lawful EU business. I bought my cart in 2019 and paid 20% VAT on it. This was then paid to the revenue authorities of the UK in 2019 by Bitmap Bureau. Can they get my money back from two years ago? I don't see it very likely that they're going to be paying this out of their own pocket.

I see it way easier to just hand a VAT inclusive invoice to Finnish customs proving that I paid VAT on something that was sold for use in the European Union. I paid that tax in 2019, give me my game.
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Honestly i have no idea what the brittish procedure is for a situation like this, i doubt the authorites barely know themselves?

I do know vat into the EU is to be paid in the country of arrival and is then vat exempt while travelling around the union, famously used to scam the EU out of billions every year in complex VAT return structures.
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I filed an appeal to the customs. I have to pay all fees and vat until my appeal has been decided and if I win (with the documentation provided by bitmap bureau) I get it back.

Will most likely not get it back.
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