Posts Tagged ‘Sales! Sales! Sales!’

Deadlight free on GOG as lucky dip sale starts

It’s never been easier to buy things you don’t want. Back in the day, random purchase enthusiasts would tour village fêtes to play lucky dips and tombolas. Hardcore ‘luckers’ (as they called themselves) would even visit Argos to order random item numbers. Now with subscription services delivering boxes of tat to your door monthly and loot crates offering random skins for video games, it’s never been easier to buy things without even knowing what they are. Digital store GOG are in on the fun too, today launching another ‘piñata’ sale where £2.39 buys a random game.

If you don’t want to do any of that, you can simply swing by for a free copy of Deadlight: Director’s Cut. Read the rest of this entry »

Buy ’em up: Green Man Gaming summer sale launches

As summer rolls on, shorts get shorter, tops get scarcer, corner shop Curly Wurlys get goopier, and the video game sales, oh the video game sales keep on coming. Green Man Gaming sat in the shade sucking on a Calippo as other digital stores held their summer sales but today they stood up and strode into the scorching sun with a determination that says “I have a lot of video games, and I intend to sell them cheaply.” Read the rest of this entry »

Steam’s summer sale has started

Welcome to the Level-Up Mega Zone. Spin your cap backwards, grab your skateboard, and prepare to gleam the cube as Steam’s summer sale goes live. Several thousand video games are now on sale, many of them absurdly cheap. If you want to hang with the keyboard cowboys in the 500+ club, now is your chance to buy a great many video games for not much money. Or to buy one video game you’ve been hoping would become cheaper. Or buy none. It’s your life, pal. Just ask yourself: are you living it to the cybermax?

For people who missed the minigames and guff of some past Steam sales, this year’s summer sale has a sticker book.

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GOG launches summer sale (in spring)

Oh I do not remember the solution to this snow cone puzzle at all.

Those wild rebels of GOG have once again denied the majesty of the astronomical calendar, launching their big summer sale while it’s still spring. Over one thousand games are discounted, and buying anything will also get you a free copy of Rebel Galaxy – a spaceship shooter our Brendan liked enough for it to be a fair freebie. If you don’t know where to start with such a huge sale, hey, check out the picks we put together for GOG.

GOG have also once again launched GOG Connect for a bit, letting people get DRM-free GOG copies of certain games they own on Steam.

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GOG’s big spring sale has started, is great

You’d think I should have learned that spring follows winter but no, spring is almost here and here I am surprised again. GOG are so keen for spring to arrive that they’ve launched a spring sale a fortnight early (astronomical seasons rule ok). Over 500 games are on sale from today through to Sunday, including some real crackers. GOG don’t just do old games these days, remember. It’s a good’un with good games at good prices. I’ve picked out a few from the megalist myself but please do share your personal picks in the comments too. Read the rest of this entry »

Kentucky Route Zero, Fez on sale fundraising for ACLU

Kentucky Route Zero, the game so good we declared it our game of the year back when only two of its episodes were out, is currently half-price. That’s always worth pointing out, that. Sales from this latest sale will go to the American Civil Liberties Union, joining similar fundraisers with other cracking games. Also joining in are the delightful Fez, frightful treasures from Kitty Horrorshow, and the next game from Tetrageddon dev Nathalie Lawhead. Read the rest of this entry »

Bit early: GOG launches Black Friday sale

Black Friday starts earlier every year, I swear. Commercialisation has ruined this heartwarming American family holiday. Black Friday, I’m sure you know, is named after the wide-brimmed black cockel hats the Founding Dads wore to conceal their identities as they shoved for cheap Big Bang Theory DVD box sets. We’ve already looked a lot of Black Friday hardware and game deals and now GOG have kicked off their own sale too. It doesn’t have many monster savings but you will find discounts on games including Shadow Warrior 2, Bloodlines, Kerbal Space Program, and Inside. Read the rest of this entry »

Parpy Birthday! Dirt 3 Free In Humble Store Sale

””””Wheely”””” great horseless carriage ’em up Dirt 3 is free for the next day-and-a-bit on the Humble Store as part of the virtuashop’s third birthday celebrations. A great many games are on sale too, as they always are somewhere these days. As the saying goes, “It’s always a sale somewhere. And it’s probably 5 o’clock there too, dear god please.” But if Humble are giving away Dirt 3 in party bags, what are you giving them as a birthday present? Read the rest of this entry »

Little Big Adventure 2 Free In GOG Autumn Sale

With Halloween sales so very far behind us, it’s time for the next seasonal gaming bargainorama: autumn! GOG today launched their Monstrous Fall Sale, bringing ten days of cheap video games. They’re kicking off with a freebie too: until Saturday morning, you can nab Little Big Adventure 2 for free for keepsies.

I would very much like digital stores to hold Guy Fawkes Night sales, celebrating how cool explosions are. You know: Just Cause 3, Red Faction Guerilla, and any game with a nice ploofy single-shot grenade launcher. Read the rest of this entry »

Humble Summer Sale Kicks Off With Free Tropico 4

“We’re cool for the summer,” sang Demi Lovato in a song that is definitely not about, as some scurrilous pop culture commentators would have you believe, smooching (or WORSE!). No, Demi is singing about paying full-price for video games. It’s cool for the summer but what then? What comes next? The answer is: the Humble Store End of Summer Sale. They’ve got over 3,000 games on sale and right now they won’t let you pay even a penny for Tropico 4 – the dictatorship-building sim is free (as a Steam key).

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Satanic Savings: Devil Daggers Is Steam’s Daily Deal

We’re awfully fond of Devil Daggers [official site] round here, full of quivering praise for the hellish arena survival shooter and in awe of how good some players are. It’s a flipping great video game. But I know some of y’all have reservations – dear, sweet, naive reservations – about a leaderboard-climbing FPS with one mode and one level, and might have looked for it in the Steam summer sale. It wasn’t there. But it is now today’s Steam daily deal with a wee discount. You’ve gotta see these satans.

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The 2016 Steam Summer Sale Has Started

Steam’s summer sale is now on. It will run until July 4th at 10am PDT (6pm UK time). A great many video games have been discounted greatly. No flash deals, no minigames, no achievements, simply a whole load of discounts. Well, and some virtual trading cards and a virtual badge you can collect through those cards. But mostly discounts!

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Steam Summer Sale Starts Next Week, Say PayPal

For the next week, you might want to stop treating yourself to a lunchtime cup of hot frothy wren blood or whatever it is you people drink and put those pennies aside. The 2016 Steam Summer Sale is likely starting next Thursday, June 23rd, going by an over-enthusiastic announcement from PayPal. They’ve been right before.

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Devolver Digital Steam Sale Is Pretty Great

I realise sales are now everywhere, all the time, always, every day, 24/7, 100% saletime, live life in the sale lane, welcome to Salecity, hit the salezone, everything must go, ground floor: perfumery, stationary, and leather goods, wigs and haberdashery, kitchenware and food – going up – but some individual sales are still worth pointing out. For example, ace publishers Devolver Digital currently have a biggun on Steam.

Yes, they recently had a Humble Bundle and are always in the big Steam sales but… they’ve got Downwell for 99p, man. Both Hotlines Miami together are less than £4. Shadow Warrior is £3. The Talos Principle is £8. Titan Souls is £3. I’m sure many have been cheaper at times, but these are all good prices.

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Steam Launches Second Annual Anime Sale

I’ve struggled to name the current season. We have cherry blossoms and warm sunny days here in Scotland, then it snows and I’m lost for words. Help is at hand! Valve have kindly named another season for us. The Steam Winter Sale gave us a word for that cold time around Christmas, the Steam Summer Sale named those months when it’s too nice to stay indoors playing video games, and now we can name this weird transitional phase after Valve’s newly-annualised event: the Steam Anime Sale. We are currently in the middle of anime. It certainly does feel tsundere.

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Cheeky Monkeys: Steam Lunar New Year Sale Is On

Never return to firecrackers once they've been lit, monkey.

Happy Chinese New Year! We’re now in the Year of the Monkey, and Valve have realised this is a fine opportunity for another sale. Like the Gregorian New Year sale which ended ooh just over a month, the Lunar New Year Sale doesn’t have daily deals, flash deals, games, or any of that guff which confuses and frustrates people who don’t want to watch check Steam every 12 hours. No, you’ll simply find 9,279 things on sale.

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Humble Store’s Winter Sale Is On

The lovely Pentland Hills, south of Edinburgh

Though most download-a-game stores ran their “winter sales” around Christmas and New Year, it is very much still winter now. I spent half my weekend climbing up and falling down snowy hills ↑ and have the bruises to prove it. It’s now the time of the Humble Store to roll up snowmen, conceal gravel in snowballs, and stomp out giant snowdicks in the park, and they’re going for it. While Steam’s winter sale dropped daily deals and all that flashy nonsense (it was a success, they say), Humble are up for a spot of larking about.

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Steam’s Winter Sale Has Started

Steam’s autumn sale or Thanksgiving sale or whatever it was has barely just ended, but ’tis is the season to spend to spend wildly so hey: the Steam winter sale is now on. Head on over to Steam to see an awful lot of video games sold for cheaper than they were yesterday. Once the site recovers from the hordes flooding it, I mean.

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GOG Winter Sale Now On

Lawks, the autumn sales only just ended! Or… were they Thanksgiving sales? Black Friday? Cyber Monday? I’m confused by these American consumebrations coming over here, telling us to crush people to death. Anyway, point is, GOG today launched their winter sale. It is definitely winter and that’s definitely a sale, so I can understand this.

If you were one of the folks grumbling that Steam’s sale was BORING without daily deals and things to check on and cross-check and be confused by, you’ll be delighted with this. You can even pay £1.99 for a go on a video game lucky dip!

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