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PS Plus

PS Plus members get Borderlands 2 this week

This week's PlayStation promotions have been revealed and there are some delightful presents Sony is giving out starting tomorrow. First off, PlayStation Plus subscribers will get Borderlands 2 added to the Instant Game Collection this week...

 
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GOG.com

GOG.com to introduce 30-day full refunds for broken games

In another welcome move, GOG.com will start giving 100% refunds on its games, if gamers are unable to run them. This moves follows EA's similar move to give refunds on first-party games on Origin earlier in the year. If support teams are u...

 
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Electronic Arts

EA lowers digital PS4 games to 54.99 on UK store

[Update: EA has lowered the price of digital PS4 games again, down to £54.99, the same price as the Xbox One, Eurogamer reports. So the parity is nice. That's still quite expensive, at about $100 USD, and more expensive than some...

 
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Mac

GOG.com adds 36 more Mac games

The folks over at GOG.com have been doing some pretty marvelous things recently, and they show no signs of stopping as they have, according to them, taken a bunch of PC games, thrown them into a bucket and somehow made them Mac-compati...

 
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Octodad: Dadliest Catch

From PC to console: Octodad dev on making the transition

In recent years, large publishers have taken steps towards embracing titles made by independent developers, and in many cases it has paid off incredibly well. With the new next-gen systems on the horizon, a number of indie developers are ma...

 
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GOG.com

GOG.com have 'blink and you'll miss 'em' Insomnia deals

Whilst the site doesn't have the largest catalog of games, I always appreciate the effort GOG.com puts into making its sales interesting. Right now, there's an Insomnia sale happening which is taking a novel approach to flash deals. Each de...

 
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Amazon PSN store

Now you can buy PSN games from Amazon

Amazon has a PlayStation Network store now, and it is exactly what you think it is. You can buy digital copies of games and downloadable content to play on your Sony gaming device. Right now you can get a $5 credit if you buy a select title...

 
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Nintendo Land eShop

You won't find Nintendo Land on the US eShop anymore

In a strange move that no one understands, everyone's favorite Mario factory has recently removed original Wii U pack-in Nintendo Land from the system's eShop. Exactly when, we're not sure. NeoGAF users found the title gone from the digital...

 
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Nintendo

Nintendo breaks previous digital sales record

Things are beginning to look up for Nintendo's digital sales. The company recently reported in their second quarter financial results briefing that the total money earned in downloadable sales, for the first half of this financial year, exc...

 
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Xbox One

Xbox One game gifting may be coming after all

Back when the Xbox One was announced and all of that terrible DRM news came out of it, there was one pretty neat feature -- digital game gifting. Essentially, the practice allowed you to buy a game digitally, play it, then "gift it" to a fr...

 
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Steam

The Steam Family Sharing beta has started

With Steam's Family Sharing feature, you can lend your Steam library with "family members" who are on authorized devices and all parties involved retain their own achievements and save files. A nice addition, certainly, though it's not quit...

 
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Greenlight

Superhot and Mount Your Friends greenlit on Steam

It's far from the best group of Steam Greenlight titles to move forward -- and that's putting it nicely -- but the September 18th group has a few standouts. Superhot, the first-person shooter where time moves when you do; the hilarious musc...

 
Wii U eShop interview
As we creep towards the one-year anniversary of Wii U's launch, players are readying themselves for the second-generation lineup of games that will hopefully make up for the rather dull spring and summer months. But with upco...   read

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Freebies

Apogee's shmup Stargunner is free on GOG.com

I had forgotten that Apogee Software made a sidescrolling shoot-'em-up -- one with '90s-rific pre-rendered 3D graphics, no less. That's more to do with my terrible memory and general cluelessness when it comes to the genre than a statement ...

 
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Steam

Valve announces Steam Family Sharing

Steam letting users share their game libraries has been suggested before as a possibility, and it puts a smile on my face to see that we're finally getting the feature. With Family Sharing, you can share your Steam library with up to 10 aut...

 
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Deals

Pick five games on GOG.com for 80 percent off

Digital distributor GOG.com has a promotion running for the next week that let's users choose five games out of a total 25 applicable titles for an 80-percent discount. Unless you're some sort of game-playing machine (hi Chris!), it shouldn...

 
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Linux

No Linux support on GOG.com for the 'foreseeable future'

Linux and GOG.com might sound like a match made in heaven, but in practice, there are some notable issues holding such support back. As expected, the financial incentive doesn't seem to be there. The digital distributor spoke with LinuxOnGa...

 
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Greenlight

Valve approves 100 new titles on Steam Greenlight

Valve has been candid about Steam Greenlight not being where it ought to be yet. There's been talk of wanting to fix bottlenecks in the system so that more games can get approved which, more recently, has resulted in more frequent, smaller ...

 
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Aksys 3DS and Vita sale

Aksys throwing a sale on 3DS and Vita digital shops

Atlus isn't the only company ringing in the start of a new school year. Aksys Games is also so pleased that all the little brats are sweating in a classroom where they belong that it decided to place a number of games on the 3DS eShop and P...

 
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Origin

Is that you, EA? 24-hour refunds on Origin games

In a surprisingly progressive move, Electronic Arts will offer full refunds on game downloads for Windows or Mac that are purchased on its distribution platform Origin. What's the catch? There isn't one, really. You just have to request the...

 
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GOG

GOG.com is pushing hard to attract indie developers

What's it take to submit a game to GOG.com? Find out for yourself -- the distribution platform has a page for exactly that, and it's refreshingly transparent. It's also a decidedly different approach than the one Steam is taking with Greenl...

 
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Oculus

Looking for Oculus Rift games? Find them on Oculus Share

Many of the cooler virtual-reality projects I've encountered for the Oculus Rift have been one-offs, coming to my attention either because they gained traction in the press, on YouTube, or made waves elsewhere. Having a place where games ca...

 
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Atlus 3DS sale

Three Atlus 3DS games are each $10 off on eShop

Good news, cheapskates! Atlus is keeping the Nintendo love train going by dropping ten bucks off select 3DS eShop titles until August 31. This is in addition to other deal running through the end of the month, in which you'll earn $30 eShop...

 
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PC

Games for Windows Live Marketplace closing soon

The Xbox.com PC Marketplace, which is where you can go to purchase Games for Windows Live titles, you non-existent person, you, is about to shut down. Microsoft has set its closure for the very near future: August 22, 2013. "We encourage yo...

 
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Retail sales

Ubisoft's digital boss says retail sales won't go away

It may seem like we're moving toward a world where it's more common to have your library of videogames stored on a hard drive instead of a shelf, but Ubisoft's VP of digital publishing doesn't quite completely envision that scenario. He thi...

 
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Deals

L.A. Noire, Alan Wake, and Monaco are your daily deals

Whilst I've slowly weaned myself off pre-purchasing games, it's still a great way of saving some money without having to wait for a sale later in the year. Green Man Gaming's voucher system means you can save even on titles that are already...

 
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Deals

Two Worlds II and Oddworld are your daily deals

The middle of the week usually brings a slight lull to the deals we're hunting for but there's still a few new bargains to be had. This Horror Fest Bundle caught my eye, offering Steam keys for Scratches, Vigil: Blood Bitterness, and Avenca...

 
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Amazon

Amazon.co.uk launches digital game sales

I've long looked at Amazon.com's more expansive videogame selection with envy compared to the selection at Amazon.co.uk; digital titles were the thing I wanted most and now Amazon in the UK has finally stepped into the ring. The online gian...

 
GOG interview
It took a long time for me to be comfortable with digital distribution. I held onto my dusty boxes and physical media with grim determination, seeing no reason for me to move with the times. It was Space Quest that changed al...   read

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PC deals

Weekend PC deals: Square Enix, Darksiders, Saints Row

GOG.com has a large amount of old-school titles reduced by 50% in its Soviet Strategy promotion, including the likes of IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946, Kings Bounty, and the UFO franchise. If Russians and strategy is right up your alley, then the tim...

 

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Bazaar"No, not that Magic Carpet"

 

Thrustmaster TMX Force Feedback Wheel"Basically the T150, but for Xbox One and PC"

 

Fragments of Him"Great writing and performances, terrible pacing and gameplay"

 

Push Me Pull You"Playing Nightcrawlers"

 

Chronos"I keep getting older, but they stay the same age"

 

The Climb"You rock, rock"

 

Hitman: Sapienza"Molto buono"

 

Ray Gigant"Challenge not included"

 
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gajknight

OMG everyone, the ending Of Uncharted 4 is amazing! Drake was the origami killer, Elana was dead all along and Sully was the father! Mind blown!

 
drmcscott

He-He, Ho-Ho, My disgusting embargo breaking review of Uncharted 4 was a Based on massive lies, which mostly turned out to be Lying is Or is it? Or IS it?

 
RiffRaff

Interesting I really do hope carts do make a

 
Dreamweaver

I have a feeling that Jed really, really, really want to play as Lady Call it a

 
Jed Whitaker

I really, really, really want to play as lady Come on Nintendo, dont let me down at E3!

 
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DanteKinkade

It took me over 250 hours but I finally got the platinum for Soul Sacrifice Delta, making it so I have the plat for both games

 
Glabatron

Overwatch plays like TF2, a bad TF2 designed for the

 
FakePlasticTree

For those who wanna follow the Persona 5 crazyness as it gets Heres a stream for all of Get hyped! #TakeTokyoTower

 
gajknight

Why is it that all the girls I wanna bang turn out to be lesbians? Happened at least 5 times so Perhaps my gaydar is

 
Nekrosys

Considering that when the PS Vita first came out, it used an almost identical CPU/GPU to the current iPad at the time (albeit with more cores and a greater clock speed), Im somewhat curious as to what a new handheld with an iPad Pros hardware could

 
Dreamweaver

After finding out what this months Bloggers Wanted prompt is, I decided to commit blog necromancy and revive a post I wrote about Mass Effect 3: Citadel DLC AND the anime Angel Beats! Thats right, I used to write blogs before doing Comments of the Week!

 
medicamecanica

After thinking it was a moba, I finally understand Overwatch and I think its going to be my multiplayer game Favorite character so far? Mercy, thats right Im a fuckin

 
ObliqueZombie

Yeah, Overwatch is fucking fun as hell! But a bit hard on Not awkward for every character, but some are obviously gimped with a controller

 
Occams

Lordy, Overwatch is fun! Bastion is gun mode as a defender if very

 
Fuzunga

I hope Overwarch finishes downloading before the beta period is

 
Parismio

I have Shantae and the pirates curse for wiiu Who wants it? I figured itd be gone by

 
Dangus Taargus

I just spent an hour setting my Steam Controller to treat only the bottom half of my DS emulator window as a mouse zone for the touchscreen in a Big Picture It kinda works better than I thought it but still doesnt really feel

 
KnickKnackMyWack

People seem pretty insistent on the idea that Zelda NX will be vastly superior to Wii why? When OoT was ported to GCN all it had was Master TP on Wii was almost no different from Unless its a remaster it wont be significantly

 
Gundy

Im gonna miss I never enjoyed getting my ass handed to me so

 
Torchman

God damn I want to be so mad at how little screen time Gunbuster itself has gotten and the pacing of the But then I find out Gunbuster is a combination And then it gets a hype battle versus an YOURE TEARING ME APART GAINAX

 
Memolestas

Ive been working a lot in YOLO Animals, but peoples responses worth it:) Take a look at the game:

 
ACESandElGHTS

In celebration of my finally having finished MGS V: full motion Quiet/ Stefanie Joosten

 
siddartha85

I didnt expect to like Overwatch this Anybody else using Lucio? Im shocked at how much I now enjoy using He seemed so lame at But hes secretly

 
CoilWhine

Played and streamed some more Yakuza 3 (that shibe is so cute!), made a few memes for YouTube but nothing really

 
Torchman

When your title mech doesnt show up for over half the shows length, maybe, juuuust MAYBE, you shouldve had more Too rushed for some moments to have any real Mechs been pretty badass so far

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Im physically/emotionally exhausted and fed up with

 
Parismio

Since I now have Runbow, it occurs to me that no one has mentioned its new DLC and that Lilac from Freedom Planet is a free character!

 

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