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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 – December 19, 2014 – So close to vacation

I’m starting to really get excited about the holidays – my vacation begins at 5pm today. I plan on playing a lot of video games, finishing up our Kickstarter, cleaning the apartment, and seeing most of the people I love. What are you doing over the winter break, reader?

Well, whatever you’re doing, if you want some cheap video games to play, now’s the time to grab them. The Steam sales are blowing my mind every day: Castle Crashers is $1.49, Killing Floor is $4.99, Batman: Arkham Origins is $4.99, and the recently-released Valkyria Chronicles is $14.99. ‘Tis the season for incredible deals!

Let’s not forget the sale at the Humble Store. Pick up Age of Wonders III for $13.59, Gauntlet for $9.99, Killer Is Dead for $6.79, and a game I really want to play, Viscera Cleanup Detail, for $6.69.

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Daily Scoop: December 18, 2014 – Steam uses sale. It’s super effective!

If there’s one thing our wallets can always rely on, it’s a crippling Steam sale. Right now, State of Decay is $4.99, Dark Souls II is $14.79, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is $13.39, SpeedRunners is $2.49… the list goes on and on. Just head on over to Steam now and check it out. You’ve been both warned and encouraged!

There’s a brand new Humble Weekly Bundle up right now, and it’s the RPG Edition: Book 1. Pay what you want for Skara – The Blade Remains (Early Access Starter Package, Alpha Kimori: Episode One, and Avadon 2: The Corruption. Beat the average to unlock Consortium, Fighting Fantasy: The Forest of Doom, and Deep Dungeons of Doom. Pay $10 or more to unlock Halfway.

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Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance will be released for the PS4 in Fall 2015

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NIS America has been busy with a lot of announcements! The most recent one, and definitely my favorite, is that Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance will be coming to the PlayStation 4 in Fall 2015 in North America and Europe. Here’s what players can expect, according to the PlayStation Blog:

As a new and terrible Overlord named Void Dark seeks to enslave the countless Netherworlds, one young demon has stood to end his reign — Killia. In Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance, you will lead Killia and his tenacious army of rebels in their struggle against Dark Void. Along their dark path to vengeance, you will encounter more hilarious writing, over-the-top animations, and absurd damage numbers than anyone has seen in a Disgaea game. Ever.

It’s a tale of revenge and rebellion that is sure to be chock-full of that trademark Disgaea hilarity. There are some new features, including Alliance Attacks, which depend on relationships between characters; and Revenge Mode, which boosts your character stats based on – you guessed it – revenge. There’s also the ability to explore the Netherworlds in more detail.

Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance will be out in North America and Europe in the Fall of 2015 for the PlayStation 4.

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Daily Scoop: December 17, 2014 – New Indie Royale Bundle

There’s a brand new bundle over at Indie Royale right now – the Debut 22 Bundle. Beat the average to get East Tower – Akio, Star-Twine, Cruel Arena, Bit Shifter, Bomb the Monsters, Star Nomad, and Make it Indie!. You can also get a bonus album if you spend over $5.00.

There are some new sales up at the Humble Store as well. Pick up Company of Heroes 2 for $9.99, Costume Quest 2 for $5.99, Dreamfall Chapters Season Pass is $17.99, and Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut is $4.99.

Over at Steam, the Midweek Madness deal is Crusader Kings II for $9.99. You can also get the massive Crusader Kings II Collection, which includes 43 items and costs $39.99. Today’s Daily Deal is the beautiful Dungeon of the Endless, which is on sale for $6.49.

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NIS America will release The Awakened Fate Ultimatum on March 17

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The Awakened Fate Ultimatum will be coming to PlayStation 3 on March 17, and you can order it now at the NISA Online Store. There’s the regular edition, and then three exclusive sets to choose from – “Angelic,” “Devilish,” and “Ultimate Fate,” the last of which is pictured above and will include everything from the other two sets plus more. NISA knows how to treat its fans!

The complete details on the contents of all four editions of the game can be perused at the NIS America Store.

For those of you unfamiliar with the game, it follows a human boy who gets stabbed by devils, and is saved by a mysterious girl. He’s had the “Fate Awakening Crystal” implanted into his chest, which turns him into God. “He finds himself thrust into the middle of the war between angels and devils,” which is sort of to be expected at this point. “He must harness his newly awakened powers, choose how to use them, and ultimately decide which of the two new girls in his life he will do anything to save.”

Check out The Awakened Fate Ultimatum when it releases on March 17 for PlayStation 3.

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NIS America will release Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy for Vita in Spring 2015

1418792644-operation-abyss-new-tokyo-legacyNIS America has announced that they’ll be bringing Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy to North America and Europe for the PlayStation Vita in the Spring of 2015. This dungeon-crawler RPG will be available as a digital release as well as a physical one.

The game is set in near-future Tokyo, with genetically engineered monsters called Variants, as well as portals to another dimension called the Abyss. The Code Physics Agency has been created to do some investigating, and have created a group of – you guessed it – teenagers called the Xth Squad to check things out.

The game includes a customization system so you can recruit and train your teens, as well as a “unique cyberpunk story.” New Tokyo will be home to over 40 hours of dungeon-crawling, for those of you looking for something to keep you occupied while you wait for Disgaea 5.

Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy will be coming to the Vita in Spring 2015.

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SteinsGate will be released in US/Europe next year

1911868_1512706932345292_2782179389374038158_nSteinsGate, an extremely popular visual novel in Japan, will be coming to PlayStation 3 and Vita in 2015 in both the United States and Europe, according to publisher PQube. Siliconera asked PQube’s Geraint Evans if the Sony versions would use the same translation as the PC version from 2014, but he replied that it was unclear.

Siliconera also asked if the game would be a retail release or digital-only, to which Evans said, “I’m personally against digital-only releases, so I will do my very best to ensure a physical release happens. I don’t want to imagine a world where there’s no physical copy of SteinsGate in my collection.”

SteinsGate is currently out on PC, and will be out on the PS3 and Vita next year.

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Final Fantasy XV’s TGS 2014 trailer has been translated into English

Remember that wild trailer that Square Enix released for Final Fantasy XV during the Tokyo Game Show? Well, we finally get to hear the English voice actors and understand what’s going on. I mean, as much as anyone can ever understand what’s happening in a Final Fantasy trailer.

Final Fantasy XV might be released next year on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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