Well bless my little paper heart.
Media Molecule’s unique Vita title Tearaway is now on sale after its release a little over three weeks ago. For those who don’t know about the studio’s latest title, it’s an unusual game that incorporates the two touch screens on the Vita to create a paper world in which you guide your little paper messenger.
And for today, you can net the funky platformer to play on the PS Vita for 50 percent off at GameStop.
Though I haven’t picked it up, chances are I am tempted to run out and grab a copy of Tearaway to play over the holidays. It’s a good reason to dust off the Vita.
hum·ble [huhm-buh l] – not proud or arrogant; modest.
That may be how the dictionary defines the word ‘humble,’ but today’s launch of the Humble Jumbo Bundle seems anything but.
For the regular Humble Bundle price of pay-anything-you-want, titles like Natural Selection 2, Sanctum 2 and Magicka with two downloadable add-ons are up for grabs. Other titles like Orcs Must Die! 2: Complete Pack, Garry’s Mod and Serious Sam 3: BFE are also available for paying more than the current average price of $3.91.
With the expectation of more games to be added next week, this looks to be the one of the biggest Humble Bundles yet.
As always, the purchase comes with soundtracks for the games – Garry’s Mod excluded
If purchased separately, the entire bundle of games and the included soundtracks would reportedly cost upwards of $165, according to the Humble Bundle website,
While this is the first Humble Bundle to require a Steam account, all six games will come with their PC, Mac and/or Linux versions. System requirements can be found here.
Ow, my aching backlog…
If you’ve been looking for a way to give back to charities like the American Red Cross, Child’s Play or charity: water while still supporting your ravenous gaming habit, the ever-philanthropic people at Humble Bundle Inc. have made it even easier to do so with today’s debut of the Humble Store.
Setup much like digital distribution sites like Green Man Gaming and GOG, the Humble Store allows people to buy (mostly indie) games for use on Mac, PC or Linux machines (and sometimes Android devices).
The charitable bent to the Humble Store, however, is that 10 percent of all purchases will be divvied up among the aforementioned charities, as well as the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the World Land Trust. As for the rest of the money, 75 percent will go to the game developers and the rest will be used by Humble Bundle Inc. to keep the lights on.
So far, over $55,000 has been raised for charity.
To celebrate the occasion, a Steam Holiday Sale-esque schedule of sales kicked off today, offering games like Don’t Starve and Gunpoint for 50 percent off or more.
Just like their Humble Bundles, which still exist by the way, every copy sold will be available both as a DRM-free download and a redeemable title on Steam.
Today’s sales are only going to be around for another 16 hours, so be sure to check it out before tomorrow’s sales start.
Are you ravenous for some scary games to play this Halloweekend? Are the price tags at your local gaming retail a bit too scary? Well boy, does the Steam Halloween sale have some deadly deals for you.
From now to Nov. 1—that’s Dia de los Muertos by the way—you can find some great discounts on Valve’s digital distribution service.
Some major winners on sale for the next week include some of our Pixel-Fright-Us champions, including: Amensia: The Dark Descent, Resident Evil 5, Silent Hill: Homecoming, I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream, Bioshock and Outlast.
Other titles to look out for are: Alone in the Dark, Limbo, The Secret World, Deadly Premonition, Alice: Mandess Returns, Slender: The Arrival, the Alan Wake series and Penumbra: Collector’s Pack.
Besides those gems, there’s plenty of other horror titles on discount to look out for.
They’re coming for your wallet, Barbara.
Have you recently built or bought a new computer and don’t have much money left to purchase games that will demonstrate and test its power? Perhaps you simply want to add more PC games to your growing library? No matter the case, Newegg has a bargain that may interest PC gamers.
Newegg, the online retailer of computer hardware and software, is hosting an end-of-summer sale where you can collect various 2K Games titles for up to 70 percent off.
From the floating air-city of Columbia in BioShock Infinite to the dominate or be dominated scenarios of Civilization V, 2K Games has various games for varying tastes – all of which can be acquired for a fraction of their regular price.
The end of summer will be available until Sept. 9.
In a move that’ll make many PC gamers do a double take, EA has partnered with the people at Humble Bundle to unleash the “Humble Origin Bundle.”
For just $1 or more, you can acquire Origin keys for Dead Space, Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box, Crysis 2 Maximum Edition, Mirror’s Edge, Dead Space 3 and Medal of Honor. Being extra generous and paying above the average also nets you Battlefield 3 and The Sims 3 + Starter Pack.
Now before you click out of this tab after reading “Origin,” know that Dead Space, Burnout Paradise, Crysis 2, Medal of Honor and Mirror’s Edge all have Steam keys as well. Dead Space 3, Battlefield 3 and The Sims 3 have to be tied to Origin.
Interesting to note here is that the proceeds for this bundle go directly to charities and the folks at Humble Bundle, which means EA doesn’t get a cent. The Humble Bundle crew as stated that it only took two and a half hours for the bundle to reach $1-million. At this point, it’s a little more than double that amount.
As of this writing, the average for this bundle is $4.68, meaning all you need to do is pay more than that to secure every game listed on the front page. You have less than 14 days. Make your time.
What a deal. If you own a 3DS and register both Fire Emblem: Awakening and Shin Megami Tensei IV before Aug. 31 through their Club Nintendo account, you’ll receive a whopping $30 in eShop credit for use with either your Wii U or 3DS.
If you’ve already registered Fire Emblem: Awakening, you’re halfway there. The promotion begins the same day Shin Megami Tensei IV releases on July 16 in North America. Upon registering each game, you will be required to fill out a short questionnaire on each game. Furthermore, you’ll have until Sept. 30 to claim your code on either your 3DS or Wii U.
This deal is a must for 3DS owners. Fire Emblem: Awakening is considered by many to be the best 3DS game available, and early reports say Shin Megami Tensei IV will rival Fire Emblem in terms of quality and content.
Hey, whatever happened to Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem? We haven’t heard anything on that crossover for awhile. Maybe this deal is a sign more news is on the way.
Despair, wallets of gamers everywhere. If an alleged email from Steam Support is true, the Steam Summer Sale 2013 is nigh.
For weeks, many Steam users speculated on a potential start date for the sale. Traditionally, the savings would start on a Thursday somewhere between late June and early July.
Last month, people thought the advent of the Steam Trading Cards system coming out of beta was a sign that the deep discounts were not far behind.
If legit, this is the first time anyone from Valve has commented on it at all.
In recent years, we’ve seen a huge shift from disc-based games to digital, paving the way for things like the Humble Indie Bundle to help us get our fix while supporting a good cause.
Earlier this week, gamers were reminded that their favorite hobby hasn’t been the only one to make the transition from analog to digital with the release of The Video Game Bundle, a DRM-free ebook bundle based on the games industry and culture.
For the ever-enticing price of “pay-what-you-want,” you can get seven ebooks, including “Generation XBOX: How Videogames Invaded Hollywood” by Jamie Russell, “Confessions of the Game Doctor” by Bill Kunkel and “Killing is Harmless” by Brendan Keogh until May 21. Pay at least $10, however, and you get access to three additional books from authors like Jordan Mechner and Ralph H. Baer. (Yes, that Ralph H. Baer.)
If purchased separately, all 10 books would cost approximately $106.
Much like the aforementioned Humble bundles, you can decide how much of your money will be split between the authors and the StoryBundle website, along with an option to give ten percent of your total to either the Mighty Writers or the Girls Write Now non-profit charities.
The books are compatible with Kindle, Android and iOS devices, as well as most ereaders and laptops.
Fans of the original Perfect Dark will be happy to know Grant Kirkhope, the music composer behind many of Rare’s classic games, has released the espionage shooter’s entire soundtrack on Bandcamp. If you want to own the 36 tracks from the Nintendo 64 classic, they’re available at on a name your price basis here.
The complete album of the game is available to stream on the site so you can try before you buy. For fan of his older works you can also buy the soundtracks of Banjo-Kazooie, Banjo-Tooie and the rest of his discography also from Bandcamp. All his other albums are name your price as well.