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Steam Winter Sale

The Steam Winter Sale just started, thousands of games discounted


But do you really need any?
Dec 22
// Brett Makedonski
You, statistically speaking, are probably a person with a backlog of PC games so overwhelming that you'll never be caught up. Steam, fiscally speaking, is a service with a vested interest in selling you more PC games that, ag...
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Microsoft

Microsoft says this is its 'biggest sale ever'


Insert a Marge Simpson 'hmm' here
Dec 22
// Vikki Blake
Today Microsoft has launched its "biggest sale ever" - Countdown.  The offers are good from now until December 28, 2015, and include savings on games, movies, apps, and TV shows. As well as the offers below, there will also be a sparkly Daily Deal, too - keep an eye on Major Nelson's Twitter for those - and Xbox Live Gold peoples get an additional 10 percent off. Woot. 
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Xbox sale

Xbox is gearing up for its 'biggest sale ever'


In terms of quantity, anyway
Dec 18
// Brett Makedonski
Xbox's next sale is kind of like the Amazon River. It's definitely wide, but will it be deep? Bonus Geography Fact For Reading A Video Game Site: The Amazon River is the widest river in the world. That's far from the best le...
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Splatoon sales

Splatoon celebrates 1 million sold in Japan with a concert


Japan sales double since last report
Dec 16
// Steven Hansen
Everyone's favorite podcast (credit Animal Crossing with that joke) Splatoon sold one million danged copies in Japan and Nintendo is celebrating the success of its original Wii U game with a newly announced Squid Sisters con...
Steam Trading Cards photo
Steam Trading Cards

Steam is dropping Mysterious trading cards again


For the 2015 Holiday Sale
Dec 16
// Darren Nakamura
Earlier this year I got a jump on the Steam Summer Sale event by happening to craft a badge at the right time. As luck would have it, it happened again. No, I don't just always craft badges. Okay maybe I do. I noticed this ev...
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Bastion

It's the last day to get Bastion on PS4 and Vita for less than $3


You done good, Kid
Dec 14
// Brett Makedonski
The Kid just rages for a while. He knows it's a fool's errand to try to rage forever. He's smarter than that. The Kid has already seen one Calamity and that's enough for a lifetime. Come December 15, The Kid figured it'd be b...
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Xbox One & PS4 returns to Black Friday prices for Christmas


Deals for the late comers
Dec 13
// Dealzon
If you don't hear the bell chiming and the smell of Christmas, then maybe you're not sniffing hard hard enough. Hmm wait... that didn't came out right. Gamers and shoppers still looking for a console in-time for Christma...
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PlayStation Europe

PlayStation Europe's buy one, get one free sale isn't as good as it looks


BOGOF? More like bog off...
Dec 12
// Joe Parlock
You may have noticed that Sony is currently running a buy one, get one free sale on the European PlayStation Store. At first glance it looks pretty sweet, with some fairly recent releases included in the deal. Unfortunately, ...
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Microsoft

Here's what's on offer in Microsoft's Game Awards sale


Black Friday 2.0
Dec 04
// Vikki Blake
In tribute to the nominees and winners of last night's Game Awards, the Xbox Store is running a flash sale for Xbox Gold members on a range of games, including Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Destiny: The Taken King, and Th...
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Star Wars Battlefront

EA: 'There is no weakness' in Star Wars Battlefront sales


Shots fired
Dec 03
// Vikki Blake
Electronic Arts was "a little bit" surprised by GameStop's comments that Star Wars Battlefront had "underperformed." As reported by Eurogamer, talking to investors, GameStop executive Tony Bartel stated that three r...
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Tomb Raider

Microsoft and Square are both happy with Rise of the Tomb Raider


Neither seem concerned by low sales
Dec 01
// Laura Kate Dale
While official sales data for Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One is still not publicly available, numbers being unofficially thrown around for the timed exclusive have suggested that it's currently selling incredibly poorly....
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Last Horizon

Take a fateful trip beyond the sun in Last Horizon


Goodbye Earth, hello yawning black death
Nov 23
// Jonathan Holmes
Last Horizon is a space exploration game on Steam, Android, and iTunes where it's up to you to find a new home for the entire human race. It has the underlying sense of loneliness and dread that you might find in films like ...
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Steam Machines

One of the Steam Machines is already 40 percent off


Uhhh, that was quick
Nov 23
// Brett Makedonski
Less than two weeks after it hit the market, Syber is already discounting one of its Steam Machines by 40 percent. As part of a "one day only!" event, the Steam Machine I has a reduced price of $299 from $499. Syber has also ...
Cheap PS4 photo
Cheap PS4

Sony, late to the party, confirms $300 Black Friday PS4


After everyone else already did
Nov 23
// Brett Makedonski
Black Friday secrets are more poorly kept with each passing year. For example, this year we knew about the $300 Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection PS4 bundle since the beginning of the month. When every retailer come...
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Xbox

Xbox's Black Friday sale is live, here are all the deals


Silver accounts have to wait a bit
Nov 20
// Brett Makedonski
The biggest shopping day of the year starts one week before the biggest shopping day of the year. Some retailers have already begun with the Black Friday consumerism, Amazon probably being the most notable example. Xbox falls...
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Black Friday

Xbox's Black Friday actually kicks off this Friday with a 150+ game sale


Hey, no lines
Nov 17
// Brett Makedonski
The Black Friday Creep is upon us once again. Every year, retailers try to move the goalposts for when the year's biggest shopping day begins. Xbox, bold as ever, has decided it's bumping the event up an entire week. We have...
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Vermintide

Vermintide sold 300K copies since launch, here are details on future DLC


Survival, realism, and solo modes
Nov 12
// Joe Parlock
I really liked Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. It lacks some originality, but what it presented was incredibly well-made and fun to play. Turns out a lot of other people liked it too, as developer Fatshark announced ...
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Fallout 4

Steam analyst claims 1.2 million people owned Fallout 4 at launch


No info on actual launch sales
Nov 11
// Mike Cosimano
Sergey Galyonkin, the man behind Steam analytics site SteamSpy, recently published some initial thoughts on Fallout 4's PC launch via Twitter. Galyonkin acknowledged the unreliability inherent to the way the site pulls in dat...
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Blops makes bank

Call of Duty: Black Ops III biggest launch of 2015 at $550 million


Until Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Nov 11
// Steven Hansen
Call of Duty: Black Ops III made a lot of money in three days. And while that's not surprising, it is notable, given that the series sales had been in a bit of a decline with Ghosts and Advance Wars: Days of Ruin. I guess the...
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Call of Duty

91% of Black Ops 3 UK sales were on PS4 or Xbox One


Up from 67% for Advanced Warfare sales
Nov 09
// Vikki Blake
91% of all physical sales of Call of Duty: Black Ops III sold in the UK were for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. According to UK chart company GfK Chart-Track, just 8% were picked up for last-gen consoles PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, leaving just 1% preferring to pick up the game on PC. The chart does not account for digital sales.
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Steam Sales

Valve misled customers during the Steam Summer Sale, says UK's Advertising Authority


The discount on GTA V was misleading
Nov 06
// Joe Parlock
Back during the Steam Summer Sale, there was a fairly large uproar about the pricing of Grand Theft Auto V. Between the game’s launch and the Summer Sale, GTA V cost £39.99. Suddenly once the sale began, the origi...
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Assassin's Creed

Ubisoft: Syndicate sales were 'clearly impacted' by Assassin's Creed Unity


But it has 'nicely outperformed' since
Nov 05
// Vikki Blake
Ubisoft has acknowledged that Assassin's Creed Syndicate sales have been "clearly impacted" by the performance issues of its predecessor, Assassin's Creed Unity. In an investor call last night, Ubisoft executive Alain Martinez said: "Clearly, in our first week, we were impacted by what happened with Assassin's Creed Unity."
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Xbox One

GameStop holds trade-in deal for $100 Xbox One


Works with free Xbox controller promo
Nov 04
// Vikki Blake
If you're hankering for a new Xbox One: GameStop has an offer that just might tempt you. If you bring in a qualifying PlayStation 4 or Xbox One before November 15, 2015, the retailer will give you $250 towards the cost of a n...
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Steam player record

No Halloween plans? Steam hits new user record over weekend


Almost 12.6 players on Halloween
Nov 02
// Steven Hansen
Steam is continuing its trend of increasing concurrent players and breaking past service records every few months. Just in June it was exciting to see Steam hit 10 million users using the service at the same time. This Hallow...
Steam sale photo
Steam sale

Steam's Halloween Sale is full of spooks and savings


[HalloweenThemeMusic.mp3]
Oct 29
// Brett Makedonski
Halloween can quickly turn into an expensive holiday. Fake graves for the yard, sexy costumes, and peeled grapes aren't going to buy themselves. But, if you've budgeted irresponsibly, Steam's here to bail you out again. Just ...
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Fallout series for cheap

All the Fallout games on sale on Steam again this weekend


Well, not Fallout 4...or Shelter
Oct 22
// Steven Hansen
After Fallout 4 was announced, Steam discounted the preceding entries in the Fallout series. Steam has now done this again, ahead of Fallout 4's November 10 release date, just in case you did not buy any of them last time. Th...
Steam Stealth Sale photo
Steam Stealth Sale

Savvy Steam Stealth Sale sneaks sonto the sinternet


Surprising!
Oct 13
// Mike Cosimano
Today, Steam appropriately dropped a stealth-themed sale on the Internet, comprised of more than 60 games, including games in the Assassin's Creed, Far Cry, and Splinter Cell series. You know, it's only when I write that...
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WB wins

Broken ass PC versions didn't hurt Batman, Mortal Kombat sales


Arkham Knight, MKX do 5 million
Oct 13
// Steven Hansen
Both Mortal Kombat and Batman: Arkham Knight launched with busted, largely inoperable PC versions. In the case of Batman, it was so extreme that the game was delisted for sale on Steam and is still being patched and worked on...
Rock Band 4 photo
Rock Band 4

Rock Band 4 releases next week, last chance to stock up on cheap DLC


It doubles in price on October 6
Oct 02
// Brett Makedonski
It may seem counter-intuitive, but this is a rare example of a time when you might want to purchase downloadable content before a game comes out. I know, I know -- we usually rally against that hard, but bear with us just thi...
Batman: Arkham Knight photo
Batman: Arkham Knight

Batman: Arkham Knight back on sale for PC later this month


Are you gonna buy it?
Oct 02
// Vikki Blake
Warner Bros. has confirmed that Batman: Arkham Knight will be back on sale for the PC later this month. The PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight was withdrawn back in June when the game was deemed unplayable. A post ...

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