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: July 29th, 2014 – Grumpy Cat

As I may have mentioned here before, some friends and I get together on Mondays to watch the Bachelor series. Last night, on the season finale, the producers brought out Grumpy Cat to mock the main character’s hilarious frown face. I totally lost it! And I actually think Grumpy Cat should have a game made about her. Someone needs to get on that!

So what games are on sale today? I’m glad you asked. At the Humble Store, there’s plenty of great stuff on sale. You can get Kingdom Rush for $2.49, Murdered: Soul Suspect for $14.99, and Three Fourths Home for $2.99, among others. Over at Steam, the Midweek Madness deal is Age of Empires II HD for $4.99, and the Daily Deal is The Fall for $4.99. Scoop ‘em up!

Some great shirts today:

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Daily Scoop: July 28, 2014 – Another Monday

Hello there, faithful readers! It is Monday again, and while I usually dread Mondays, I was hard at work all weekend and didn’t leave the house at all, so it was nice to go outside, even if it was to come to work. It doesn’t hurt that it’s gorgeous outside!

Anyway, let’s talk about games! I hit a pretty big milestone this weekend – I finally got the Platinum Trophy in Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch! And Anthony Amato and I finally got all 14 Red Skulls in TowerFall: Ascension. So what games are we going to play next? Let’s see what’s on sale!

This week’s Humble Flash Bundle is Humongous Entertainment! Pay what you want for Putt-Putt Joins the Parade and Freddi Fish and The Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds. Pay more than the average to unlock Putt Putt Goes to the Moon, Pajama Sam: No Need to Hide When It’s Dark Outside, Freddi Fish 2: The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse, and Spy Fox in “Dry Cereal”. Pay $20 or more to unlock the Humongous Entertainment Cmoplete Pack!

As always, there are some t-shirts waiting for you after the jump!

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Daily Scoop: July 25, 2014 – Great t-shirt day

Last night’s game jam judging was amazing! We got to play so many terrific games, and lots of people loved our game, Party Pooper! We didn’t win anything, but I’m still pretty confident that our game rocks, and with more than two hours of work on it, I think it would go places. For right now, it’s going in the queue of “games we want to make.”

Let’s see, what game deals are out there today? At the Humble Store, you can pick up Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion on sale for just $9.99. You can also get Saturday Morning RPG for $2.99, Steal & Steam for $2.49, and Monster Loves You! for $4.99. Over at Steam, the Weekend Deal is Ace Combat Assault Horizon – Enhanced Edition for $4.99, and the Daily Deal is Broken Age for $12.49.

The best part of today is, by far, these t-shirts!

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Daily Scoop: July 24, 2014 – Game Jam judging tonight

Tonight is the Game Jam showcase and judging at Philly Dev Night! The theme is Extreme Mastication, which is pretty awesome. I made an analog game but only got to work on it for about three hours, so I’m not sure if it’s even playable. We’ll find out soon!

There are new games available over at the Humble Weekly Bundle: Plug in Digital! Pay what you want for Ethan: Meteor Hunter, Finding Teddy, and Mechanic Escape. Pay $6 or more to unlock Legends of Persia, Kill the Bad Guy, early access to Freaking Meatbags, and Project Temporality. Pay $10 or more to unlock WRC 4 FIA World Rally Championship.

Over at Steam, their Weekend Deal is a free Dead Island weekend! Play the game for free from today until the 28th, and if you decide to purchase, it’s just $7.49 for Dead Island, Dead Island Ripper Mod, Dead Island Riptide, Dead Island: Riptide – Fashion Victim, Dead Island: Riptide – Survivor Pack, and Dead Island: Ryder White DLC. The Daily Deal is early access to the amazing Viscera Cleanup Detail. Get a single copy for $4.79 or a four pack for $14.39. Scoop ‘em up!

And now, t-shirt time!

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Daily Scoop: July 23, 2014 – So many appointments

I spent all of yesterday at various doctors appointments – and I mean all of yesterday. I left my house at 9am and got home at 5pm. I might as well have been at work!

There’s a brand new Humble Bundle available, and it’s the Humble Square Enix Bundle! Pay what you want for Thief Gold, Daikatana, Mini Ninjas, Anachronox, Hitman: Codename 47, and Hitman 2: Silent Assassin. Pay more than the average of $8.16 to unlock Deus Ex: Invisible War, Deus Ex: The Fall, Hitman: Absolution, Nosgoth Veteran Pack, and Battlestations: Midway. Pay $15 or more to unlock the final tier: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut, Just Cause 2, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition, and Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days. That’s a ton of games!

The Shoe Bundle is the latest over at Indie Royale. Beat the current minimum to get Stealth Bastard Deluxe, Savant: Ascent, Mr. Bree+, Jack Lumber, Fly’n, Oozi: Earth Adventure, Akane the Kunoichi, and Doomed’n Damned.

Finally, Steam has some deals going today as well. The Midweek Madness is all about Eve Online – you can get “75% off the Starter Pack, 50% off subscriptions, 33% off the Entrepreneur Bundle, and 10% off PLEX.” Go check it out. The Daily Deal is Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit for $4.99. Scoop ‘em up!

There are a few t-shirts as well. Check them out after the jump!

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Daily Scoop: July 21, 2014 – Creating a home in Terraria

When Anthony Amato and I started dating, we played a little bit of Terraria. Well, he played a lot – I played a little. Now that we have much better computers, we’ve started playing it again. We had some connectivity issues (boy can it be a butt to play multiplayer on PC!), but I think we’re ready to start building. Or rather, Anthony has built a lot, and I think I’m ready to move in. :D

There’s a new Humble Flash Sale – get it while it’s hot! It’s the Humble Flash Re-Bundle Simulators. Pay what you want for Bridge Project, Trainz Simulator 12, Euro Truck Simulator, and Wildlife Park 3. Pay $6 or more to unlock Agricultural Simulator 2013, Agricultural Simulator: Historical Farming, Pool Nation, and Professional Farmer 2014.

At the Humble Store, they’ve got Awesomenauts for $2.49 and Awesomenauts: Starstorm for $6.29. And at Steam, the Daily Deal is Syberia II for $0.99. Scoop ‘em up!

Let’s check out some t-shirts, shall we?

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Joe Montana is teasing Joe Montana Football 16

joemontanafootballJoe Montana teased on Twitter that Joe Montana Football 16 is coming. The Tweet was simple – just the image to your right, and the hashtags #youvewaitedlongenough and #joemontanafootball16.

Replies to the Twitter post went from excited to incredulous, with some speculating that Montana was referencing a 49ers Flag Football game that was held over the weekend. But most are hoping that it was a pre-announcement of a sequel to the Sega Genesis favorite. Sega relinquished the trademark to Joe Montana Football more than 20 years ago, so if it is in development, who knows where it’s going to come from or what platform it will appear on.

Hopefully we’ll get more information soon, because as Montana said, we’ve waited long enough.

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Daily Scoop: July 18, 2014 – The weekend is here!

It’s Friday, hooray! And that means getting time to finally relax after a long week. There are tons of things going on in Philly, but the truth is, I kind of just want to go home and play video games and maybe eat some water ice. That’s OK, right?

The most important thing you need to know right now is that the Indie Royale Blasting Off bundle just got a very awesome addition – PHL Collective’s Clusterpuck99! This awesome eight-player local competitive game is one you’ll definitely want to add to your collection. The bundle is worth it just for that game alone!

There are a few new sales at the Humble Store as well. They’ve got Sonic and SEGA All Stars Racing Transformed for $4.99, Euro Truck Simulator 2 – Going East for $6.49, and Anomaly Defenders for $6.99. And at Steam, the Daily Deal is Prototype 2 for $9.99, and the Weekend Deal is Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance for $14.99.

And finally, t-shirts!

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