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Daily Scoop: June 16, 2017 – E3 2017 Sales Galore

Yay it’s Friday! If you’re a kid, you’re almost to summer vacation! If you’re an adult, your miserable life trudges on as always in an endless parade of work only to be released into the sweet embrace of the grave! So let’s get you those deals and shirts to distract you from the horrors of work and family.

The Nintendo eShop is having a sale to celebrate E3 2017 with up to 50% off a few digital titles “in fan-favorite franchises.” For both the 3DS and Wii U they have Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens at 40% off and Super Smash Bros. For 3DS/Wii U for 30% off. For the New 3DS and Wii U there’s Super Metroid, Super Mario Kart, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past for $3.99 each. NES Remix (Wii U) and Ultimate NES Remix (3DS) are each available for 30% off their regular prices.

For just the Wii U, there are deals on Paper Mario: Color Splash at 30% off, and Super Mario Galaxy at 50% off. And for the 3DS only they have Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past and The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes each for 30% off, and Dragon Ball: Fusions for 50% off. The sale ends June 20th 11:59 AM ET, so hurry up and check out these and their other discounted titles.

In the Xbox Games Store, they have just a few games on sale this week. For everyone they’ve got 75% off Unravel and Star Wars: Battlefront – Ultimate Edition, and 70% off Need For Speed: Deluxe Edition. For the Deals With Gold folks, there is 50% off Forza Motorsport 6 and 75% off Forza Motorsport 5: Racing Game of the Year Edition. These discounts are good through June 19th.

And Best Buy‘s Deal of the Day includes titles for the Switch, with $20 off of Lego City Undercover, Just Dance 2017, and Skylanders Imaginators Starter Pack, as well as $10 off Super Bomberman R.

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Daily Scoop: June 13, 2017 – Best of E3 Sale at PlayStation Store today

Happy Tuesday, friends! What a glorious cloudy day to be alive! And to buy and play games. And to buy and wear shirts. And to drink coffee. Coffee is very important. Let’s see if it can help me get through another day, and yet another Scoop.

It’s apparently already time for the Midweek Madness Sale at Steam! Save 60% on both the Standard and Enhanced Editions of Dying Light: The Following. Also, get Space Hulk: Deathwing for 40% off. Both deals end June 16th. Today’s Daily Deal is on Tyranny… get 50% off the Commander Edition, or 60% off the Archon Edition or Overlord Edition.

The PlayStation Store also has a bunch of great games on sale right now. For the PS4, check out 50% off of Dark Souls III, Battlefield 1, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry: Primal, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and Tom Clancy’s The Division. Other great deals include 58% off Watch Dogs 2, 55% off both the PS3 and PS4 versions of Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell, 30% off Grand Theft Auto V and Final Fantasy XV, 25% off Yooka-Laylee, and 20% off Dishonored 2. Get 40% off of XCOM 2, Batman: Arkham Knight, and both PS3 and PS4 versions of Wolfenstein: The New Order. Phew, that was exhausting.

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Daily Scoop: June 12, 2017 – Humble’s E3 2017 Digital Ticket Bundle is here

Good day, Scoopites! There’s not much to say greetings-wise, but there are a bunch of games to get to so why don’t we just skip the preamble today and dig into them!

There’s a new bundle to talk about at Humble, the “E3 2017 Digital Ticket Bundle,” and it includes a ton of games. So let’s get into it! At the lowest tier, pay $1 or more to get 500 Amazon Coins, SpellForce 3 beta access, Gemini: Heroes Reborn, Crossout: Thug Starter Pack, Battle Islands Commanders, Gems of War: Demon Hunter Bundle, Hawken: Prosk Starter Bundle, Tyranny: Portrait Pack, Blade and Soul: Shadow Guard Bundle, Master X Master: Poharan Pack, Rock of Ages 2: Classic Pack, and Gotham City Impostors Free to Play: Professional Impostor Kit.

And there’s more! Pay more than the average to also receive Neverwinter: Gilded White Steed, Riders of Icarus: E3 Heroic Ranger’s Fury Pack, XCOM: Enemy Unknown – Complete Edition, Robocraft: Eagle Pack, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex First Assault Online – First Connection Crate, Dreadnought: Fleet Recruitment Pack, and Paragon: Gunslinger Pack. But wait, there’s still more! Shell out $15 or more and you can also scoop up HackyZack, Total War: Warhammer – The Grim and the Grave DLC, Verdun, Duke Nukem’s Bulletstorm Tour DLC, Two Twitch Crates, and finally, Pac-Man Championship Edition 2! Plus check out the coupons and free demos available if you subscribe to the Humble Bundle Newsletter. This bundle expires in just under six days, so there’s still time to choose what you’d like to get — or just get it all!

And a final reminder… there is one day left at Humble on the “Adult Swim Games Bundle,” and seven days left on the “Sekai Project Bundle.”

Steam has a few notable games on sale this week starting with 50% off Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition, and then 60% off XCOM 2 (both the Standard and Digital Deluxe Editions). Today’s Daily Deals are 60% off of Mortal Kombat X and 75% off the Metro Redux Bundle.

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Daily Scoop: June 7, 2017 – GOG Summer Sale 2017 begins

Picking up from yesterday, when I finally reached the Andes to search for Nicole, I was able to describe her to various local tour guides and track her location. However, I’d arrived to find an unexpected turn of events. She had alluded to a secret cult within these lonely mountains, which worshiped and aided the still-unknown ancient entities of the tunnels, and it turned out that not only was it real but that she was now part of it. Once they discovered her in the underground caverns, it seems her cultural anthropology had morphed into complete participation in the community and possibly some kind of Stockholm Syndrome.

When I met her, she was holding an ancient book containing some sort of hieroglyphs with ghastly images I dare not describe. She urged me to partake in the ceremony of the day, but after observing the book I realized we needed to leave right away. I have seen Evil Dead and I wasn’t about to read from that book.

Despite her allegiance to them, it turned out to be easy to lure her away from the Andes cult. Opening my rucksack, I produced a Switch with both Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and I watched as her eyes grew large with excitement and anticipation. She would play them all the way back to the United States, and I am assured that they are now an integral part of her cult deprogramming.

Despite my Nintendo intervention, she will need several weeks of deprogramming before she returns to the Scoop, so you will still be stuck with me for some time. So that is the story of where Nicole is and why I’m still here. Periodically, she may send in reviews or other articles, but the Scoop for now remains in my incapable hands. Let’s get to the sales then, shall we?

There are a bunch of new discounts to be had from the Xbox Games Store this week until Monday the 12th. There are a few editions of several Call of Duty titles for the Xbox One available to the public from 25-60% off, including Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Black Ops III, Ghosts, and Infinite Warfare. They also have discounts on the Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition, and Super Deluxe Edition of NHL 17.

The Xbox Games Store also has several Deals With Gold offerings including Dragon Age: Inquisition – Deluxe Edition at 75% off for the Xbox One, as well as Extreme Exorcism and Peggle 2: Magical Masters Edition each for 67% off. And on the Xbox 360, you will find several Assassin’s Creed add-ons up to 67% off, as well as Call of Duty games and add-ons for up to 60% off.

GOG.com is having a Summer Sale with many titles available and discounts up to 90%! Get 80% off of Dragon Age: Origins – Ultimate Edition, 75% off Saints Row IV: Game of the Century Edition, 80% off Broken Age: Season Pass, 50% off The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Game of the Year Edition, 10% off Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition, and 20% off of Thimbleweed Park. There are tons of other games, so go check out the entire sale, which ends June 20th.

And finally, the Daily Deal over at Steam today is Blood Bowl 2 for only $11.99.

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Daily Scoop: June 6, 2017 – It’s Not A Lie… If You Believe It

It is Tuesday, and I am still here sitting in for Nicole. And still sorry about that. Anyway, I’m sure you’d like the update I have on her mysterious whereabouts. Her last message, which spurred me to find her, was in email form, and detailed finding what seemed to be interconnected caverns leading underground in the Andes. She had been exploring these dark grottoes at length and wrote this cryptic missive:

I now understand the folly of humanity. I sought to unmask these ancient ones but I was naive. What hideous things would recede into underground cities and hibernate for eons. You will think me mad — and perhaps I am, but I have written everything down in my journal lest I do not make it back after venturing into the labyrinthine nether realm. But my notes…what I have detailed…the horror… Are these notes an elegy to the past or a warning to the future? Send Bawls.

More tomorrow, my friends. And now, to the sales.

Steam’s “Midweek Madness Sale” has The Evil Within for 50% off (sale good until Friday at 1:00 PM Eastern Time). Until June 13th, they also have 25% off of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series.

The PlayStation Store has a couple EA Sports titles on discount including 60% off FIFA 17 (Standard Edition) for the PS3 and PS4, 60% off FIFA 17 (Deluxe PS4 Bundle), and 35% off FIFA 17 (Super Deluxe PS4 Bundle). That’s a lot of soccer! They also have NHL 17 Standard and Deluxe editions on sale.

There’s also a “Degica Week Sale” happening at the Humble Store, with many titles from the Japanese publisher up to 80% off, so check them out!

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Daily Scoop: June 5, 2017 – E3 PC Gaming Event at Amazon

If you’ve been following the Scoop for the last few weeks, you know that our regular Scoop Leader has been away on a clandestine assignment in South America, and that recently she has gone to do some rogue research. After the last communique received from Nicole, from a mysterious and unknown locale, I decided to try to find her and bring her back home. For it was possible whatever mission she had been sent on had made her insane. As I began my journey, I remembered her messages, her ominous words echoing through my head; nightmares of sentient beings, of snails slithering upon razor’s edge, of the impossibility of describing the true nature of horror to one who has never seen its face. And I knew it was time to bring her home. How could I know then what I know now?

My absence last week was regrettable, but necessary. And if you’ll indulge me this week, I shall, piece by piece, reveal the chapters of my journey into wilderness and fear. But first, the sales.

Humble has an Adult Swim Games Bundle this week, which includes Small Radios Big Televisions, Wasted, Westerado: Double Barreled, and Volgarr the Viking. Beat the average to also receive Duck Game, Rise and Shine, and Headlander, and add Glittermitten Grove, Rain World, and Frog Fractions 2 at the $12+ tier. A Duck Game White Duck plush is also available to those who pay $25 or more for this bundle. And just a reminder that the GameOn Bundle has one day left on it, so if you’re interested you’d better hurry.

In honor of this year’s E3 Expo, Amazon is currently hosting a huge E3 PC Gaming Event. Discounted games include Doom (for about $10 off), well as Civilization VI and Mass Effect: Andromeda ($20 off each). They also have major discounts on accessories and hardware, and Promo Code “20OFFE3” will get you a further 20% off on select items. The sale ends June 17th, but take a look sooner rather than later so you don’t miss anything!

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Daily Scoop: May 24, 2017 – What a lovely day to support charity with Humble GameOn Bundle

Oh, what a day! What a lovely day! No, it really is. There’s no giant sandstorm, but there are blue skies, sun, and a decent temperature. Much better than the dreary gulag weather of previous weeks. So go play outside today (and by that I mean take your Switch outside and sit under a nice tree!). But first, let’s witness these deals!

There isn’t much out there today, but the Humble Store’s newest bundle, the “Humble GameOn Bundle,” went up yesterday and expires in 13 days, 2 hours, 36 minutes, and 30 seconds… no, wait, 29, 28… ahhh, 27… you get the idea. Anyway, pay what you want for Worms: Clan Wars, 80 Days, and Her Story. Pay more than the average and also get Grim Fandango Remastered, The Stanley Parable, and Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse. Finally, pay more than $10 to also get Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Day of the Tentacle Remastered! And don’t forget the bonuses!

Humble also revealed the mystery game in the “Beat the Average” tier for last week’s “Humble Indie Bundle 18” and it actually appears to be two games: A Story About My Uncle and Neon Drive. A reminder that there are about five days left on this bundle.

Another final Humble Store reminder… their big Spring Sale ends tomorrow, May 25th, at 1:00 PM (Eastern Time). Tons of games at great discounts so don’t let it pass you by!

Also, in non-Humble deals, Grand Theft Auto V is on sale this week at Steam for 40% off its original price.

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Daily Scoop: May 23, 2017 – Big Microsoft Sale at Xbox Games Store

Hello Scoopheads! Lots of sales today, and since I’m so tired that it looks like the walls are melting, I’m just going to jump into it! Also, I think there are shirts in here somewhere, too.

The PlayStation Store has a bunch of new “Weekly Deals” including 34-51% off of various Call of Duty Bundles on the PS3 and PS4, 60% off Alien: Isolation, and 40% off of Lego Avengers: Deluxe Edition. Also available are discounts on NBA 2K17: Legend Edition Bundle, WWE 2K17 Digital Deluxe Bundle, and Rise of the Tomb Raider… all for the PS4.

Over at the Xbox Games Store there are many games available as part of the weekly Deals With Gold promotion including Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition, Titanfall 2 and Titanfall 2: Deluxe Edition, and Battlefield 1. Microsoft is also hosting a Publisher Sale with deals for all including several Dead Rising titles, a few Gears of War titles, Halo 5: Guardians, Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition, Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Sunset Overdrive.

And finally, ThinkGeek has announced a new monthly subscription box called the ThinkGeek Capsule. The first Capsule will include a nifty Breath of the Wild shirt, a Fallout collectible, and a couple more items, two of them total surprises! Check out their site for more information.

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