Consider this a weekend PSA.
Rhythm game fans looking to add to their mobile collection should look no further than the American version of Elite Beat Agents for the Nintendo DS. Known as Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan! in Japan, you play as a cheer squad looking to give inspiration to people in need.
If that wasn’t enough of a selling point, the game is also on sale at Amazon for a whopping $5.88.
In Elite Beat Agents, you tap in beat to the songs on the DS touch screen to get the cheer squad through their routine while helping out some odd characters including a baseball player trying to rescue a fan in the bleachers–with hilarious results. Developed by iNiS, the game also features music covers of the Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Jamiroquai and a few bonus songs that can be unlocked by playing the game through hard mode.
While Elite Beat Agents is predictably cheesy, it can be heartwarming to use your taps to give your clients the strength to fulfill their duties or just ask a girl on a date.
Though the game is an oldie, it is certainly a goodie worth having in your library.
Videogame music fans rejoice. The Game Music Bundle is back for its seventh deal.
Game Music Bundle 7 packs in a punch of videogame music, composed by the likes of Austin Wintory, Chris Rickwood and Disasterpeace among other composers.
For $1, fans will get the original soundtracks from The Banner Saga, Device 6, Broken Age, The Floor is Jelly and Luftrausers. Featuring multiple soundtracks from composers, fans can spend $10 or more to obtain 17 soundtracks in total, including the recently released Transfiguration album, an exclusive Journey piano composition by Austin Wintory.
The deal including all these soundtracks will be up for two weeks, ending on May 1. Fans who donate more than $10 can compete to obtain a series of tiered prizes. The tenth largest donator will receive a promotional color print for Broken Age, while the top donator gets autographed copies of both Austin Wintory’s Journey compositions and a piano composition book signed by Wintory, vocalist Laura Intravia and pianist Robert Thies.
Humble Indie Bundle has now added to its ranks, with only six days left to snap up some of the industry’s favorite indie games.
FEZ, BeatBuddy and Starseed Pilgrim can be unlocked after donating above the average, currently set at $4.59. The current iteration of Humble Indie Bundle includes the likes of Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine, Guacamelee: Gold Edition and Dust: An Elysian Tale among others. Soundtracks are also thrown in, making this bundle a steal at its current price.
Humble Indie Bundle 11 features nine games that are playable on PC/Mac/Linux, with the exception of Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, which is available only on the Windows platform. They are planning to add both Mac and Linux versions of the game shortly. As of this writing, over 377,139 bundles have been picked up, totaling $1,730,782.50. And the numbers just keep on rising.
So what are you waiting for?
Source: Humble Bundle
You have until the end of Tuesday, Feb. 18, to take advantage of the first batch of deals before it switches to a new one for each day of the week. The current deals include Dishonored for $9.89, Runner2 for $1.94, Capcom Arcade Cabinet for $1.94 and Bastion for $2.99.
There’s also a group of constants that will continue to be on sale until Feb. 25, which include titles like Asura’s Wrath for $7.59, Rock Band Blitz for $4.04 and Dust: An Elysian Tail for $2.99.
Move past the break for the full list. Time for me to use that $70+ Xbox Live credit that I’ve amassed since last summer. Any recommendations?
Welp. We all knew this day would come. The annual Steam Holiday Sale is now upon us, bringing two weeks of despair to frugal minds everywhere.
Sure, starting today you can find blockbusters like Bioshock Infinite for the “cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs” price of $9.99, but couple that with the fact that the sale is going on from today (Dec. 19) to Jan. 3 and you’ve got yourself a fortnight of online transactions.
Just like previous years, each day features nine special deals for 24 hours, while new flash sales refresh every eight hours. In addition, Steam users also get to vote every eight hours for a community choice winner to get another bonkers sale going. You know – in case you needed even more savings and a larger backlog.
With the inclusion of Steam Trading Cards from earlier in the year and following suit with the Steam Summer Sale, special Snow Globe Trading Cards can be earned in a handful of ways, which will unlock the “coveted” Snow Globe 2013 badge when crafted.
Based on experiences with previous Steam sales, this year’s event will be ridiculous. For the list of the sale’s first batch of daily sales, be sure to hit the jump.
Now excuse me as I search my couch for loose change…
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.