Author: Nicole Kline

Nicole Kline is Warp Zoned's Senior Editor. She first began preparing for the job by climbing a milk crate to play Centipede in an arcade. You can find her on PSN under the name toitle or you can email her at nicole AT warpzoned DOT com.

Daily Scoop: August 22, 2016 – Last day to get Survive This bundle

I played an absurd number of games this weekend! I ran a ton of demos on Saturday at the Indy Hangover, and Sunday we had a board game day at our place, where we played 11 different games! We played some of them multiple times, and had a complete blast. I wish I could do nothing but play board games all day more often!

You’ve got less than a day to nab the Humble Survive This Bundle. Pay what you want for Tharsis, Kholat, and early access to Savage Lands. Beat the average to get Shelter 2, and early access to Space Engineers and Rust. Pay $14 to unlock Planetbase.

There are 287 new Weeklong Deals today! Roguelands is $4.99, Disgaea PC is $14.99, the Magicka Collection is $9.99, and Hell Yeah! is $6.62, among tons of others. Grand Theft AUto V is one of today’s special deals, marked down to $40.19.

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Daily Scoop: August 19, 2016 – Far Cry sale at Steam this weekend

Tomorrow is the Game and a Curry Indy Hangover, featuring all kinds of tabletop games! Anthony and I will be there showing off all of our games, so if you’re in the area, stop by and play them!

There’s a huge sale happening at Best Buy for their 50th anniversary! Nab The Last of Us Remastered, Until Dawn, and Bloodborne for $14.99 each, among lots of other great deals.

There are some great sales at the Humble Store. Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon – Da Orks is $17.99, Hero Generations: ReGen is $13.49, and Layers of Fear is $7.99.

The Weekend Deal at Steam is on the Far Cry franchise. Get Far Cry Primal for $38.99, Far Cry 4 for $19.99 (with the season pass an extra $14.99), Far Cry 3 for $4.99, and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon for $3.74, among others. The Daily Deal is WWE 2K16, which is on sale for $12.49.

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Daily Scoop: August 18, 2016 – Depth free to play at Steam this weekend

It’s been a really busy board gaming time for us lately! We had friends over last night and played Secret Hitler, Catnanza, Parade, Rights, and Retro Loonacy. It was an amazing time! I even almost won Catnanza, tying with Anthony at a whopping 16 points.

Let’s talk about some deals, shall we? The Humble Monthly is offering Soma free this month with a subscription. Don’t know what that service is? Well, it’s like Loot Crate, or those monthly boxes, but instead, it’s digital games. Get one month for $12, three months for $11.67/month, six months for $11.17/month, or a year for $11/month. All subscriptions come with 10% off the Humble Store!

Over at Steam, the Weekend Deal is Depth, a team deathmatch game that pits sharks against divers. Play the game now for free, and if you like it, pick it up for $6.24, or get a four-pack for $18.74. The Daily Deal is Neon Chrome, which is on sale for $8.99.

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Daily Scoop: August 17, 2016 – Great Pokemon shirts available today

I went to a cool event last night called the North East Nerd Night, where we played board games all night and raised money for charity. It was pretty awesome! We checked out the new Adult Codenames, played another round of Secret Hitler, and even got to try some prototypes. I highly recommend it!

Let’s check out today’s deals! There are lots of great sales happening at the Humble Store. 8-Bit Hordes is $13.49, Of Kings and Men is $21.24, and you can pre-order Motorsport Manager for $31.49.

The Midweek Madness at Steam is on Just Cause 3. Get the game for $29.99, pick it up in a bundle with the DLC for $33.99, or get it bundled with Rise of the Tomb Raider for $67.48. The Daily Deal is Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight, which is on sale for $6.99.

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Daily Scoop: August 16, 2016 – Pokemon Go at last!

Well, it finally happened. I got addicted to Pokemon Go. I had no doubt in my mind it was going to happen, I just knew I needed a new phone first. The phone was set up Sunday and now I’m level 5 and I can’t stop. It’s too fun!

Speaking of too fun, the Humble Indie Bundle 17 is full of just that! Pay what you want for Lethal League, The Beginner’s Guide, and Galak-Z. Beat the average to unlock Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, Octodad: Dadliest Catch, and Super Time Force Ultra. Pay $10 or more to unlock Nuclear Throne.

The Midweek Madness at Steam is Mass Effect 2, which is on sale for just $4.99. If you want the Digital Deluxe Edition, you can get that for $7.49. And if you’re totally new to the franchise, get it bundled with Mass Effect for just $8.74. The Daily Deal is Absolute Drift, which is $4.79.

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Daily Scoop: August 15, 2016 – Merge Games sale at Humble Store

We played some really amazing board games this weekend! I lost spectacularly at Deep Sea Adventure, the Liberals won playing Secret Hitler in a crushing victory, we also won as a group playing Captain Sonar, and I was third place in a game of New Bedford. We had a blast playing all those great games!

Let’s talk about today’s video game deals! There’s a Merge Games sale happening at the Humble Store right now. You can get Trulon: The Shadow Engine for $5.99, Bridge Constructor for $2.49, The Inner World for $3.74, and SEUM: Speedrunners from Hell for $10.49, among others.

There are 306 new Weeklong Deals happening at Steam! Song of the Deep is $9.89, Dino D-Day is $0.99, Binary Domain is $3.19, and Savant – Ascent is $0.99, among lots of others. The Daily Deal is the SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition, which is on sale for just $4.99.

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Daily Scoop: August 12, 2016 – Get Hatoful Boyfriend on sale this weekend

I’m so excited about this weekend! We have so few plans that we will actually get to sit around and relax. Of course, it’s going to be swelteringly hot, but it’s worth it!

Make sure you stop by the Humble Store today to check out their deals! Guns, Gore, & Cannoli is $4.49, Motorsport Manager is $31.49, Shadwen is $8.49, and Meridian: Squad 22 is $12.74, among others!

The Weekend Deal at Steam is everyone’s favorite Goat Simulator! Play it now for free and, if you like it, nab it for just $2.49! The Daily Deal is Hatoful Boyfriend, which has several levels! Get the regular version for $5.99, the Collector’s Edition for $8.99, and the Complete Pack Bundle for $15.33.

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Amy Hennig to deliver PAX West 2016 Keynote

AmyHeadshotAmy Hennig, the senior creative director at Visceral Games, will be delivering the PAX West 2016 Keynote, and I am trying really hard not to just totally fangirl, but it is really difficult. Hennig – known for the Legacy of Kain series, the Jak and Daxter series, and, you know, just the best parts of the Uncharted series – is currently working on a Star Wars game at Visceral.

Jerry Holkins, co-founder of Penny Arcade, said, “Amy’s revolutionary work on the Uncharted series played an immeasurable role in shaping the modern gaming landscape. We’re thrilled PAX West attendees will have the chance to listen to one of gaming’s leading visionaries.”

I met Hennig once and she was not just one of gaming’s leading visionaries – she was also just so rad. I cannot wait to be in attendance at my first PAX keynote in eight years.

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