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Daily Scoop: December 12, 2014 – So many bundles!

Well first thing’s first: I don’t have any cavities! I know you were really worried about that, reader. My teeth are super clean now and full of yay!

If you’re in the Philadelphia area tonight and want to check out some games, stop by Cipher Prime’s Game Forge for the Winter Snowcase! We’ll be showing off RESISTOR_, so if you haven’t played it yet, now’s your chance.

There’s a great bundle happening at Bundle Stars – the Batman Complete Bundle. Pay just $9.99 for Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition, Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition, Batman: Arkham Origins and season pass, as well as two other DLCs for Origins: the Black Mask Challenge Pack, and the Online Supply Drop. This is a really great deal, and if you’ve been looking for a way to get into the Batman games cheaply, this is the best way to do it.

Don’t forget – the Game Music Bundle 8 is still available, as is the Video Game 1.0 Rewind Story Bundle. Definitely pick those up!

Steam’s got a brand new Weekend Deal – it’s the Metro Redux Bundle for $24.98. They’ve got a new Daily Deal as well, which is another big publisher sale, this time on Night Dive games. Get System Shock 2 for $0.99, I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream for $0.59, and Redline for $1.74, among others.

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Sony Pictures hack reveals possible Super Mario Bros. movie in development

mario-saluteThe Sony Pictures hack, and all the subsequent information revealed to the public, is just ridiculous. There’s no other word for it. Emails badmouthing Angelina Jolie and the President of the United States. Passwords hidden in a file named “Passwords.” The social security numbers of thousands of Sony employees. The entire thing is just a mess. OK, I guess that’s two words you could use.

But we’ve also learned that Sony Pictures has begun negotiations with Nintendo to produce an animated film based on Super Mario Bros. According to a report on Buzzfeed, provided the deal goes through, the movie is set to be produced by Avi Arad:

“I am the proud father of mario the animated film [sic],” producer Avi Arad told Sony Studio Chief Amy Pascal in an email dated Oct. 23, 2014, with the subject line “Mario.” Arad then forwarded Pascal separate images of him with Mario Bros. creator Shigeru Miyamoto and Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata, the latter of which included the message, “Happy ceo, lets get together, it’s the mother load [sic].”

Pascal forwarded that email to Tom Rothman, who heads up Sony Pictures subsidiary TriStar Pictures. “Avi closed Mario brothers,” she said. “Animated.”

Arad is best known as the producer of Sony’s Spider-Man saga (both Sam Raimi’s trilogy and the new films starring Andrew Garfield), but he is also working with Konami and Hideo Kojima on the Metal Gear Solid film adaptation.

Obviously, it’s much too early to lose our heads over this news. But an animated Mario movie could be pretty great. Though it’s probably a good thing that Sony Pictures is considered wholly separate from Sony Computer Entertainment as that could get messy.

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Daily Scoop: December 11, 2014 – The snow is here!

The snow has finally touched down here in Philadelphia! It’s light, but it’s still beautiful. I need to leave to go to a dentist’s appointment, which is a bummer, as I’d rather be snuggled up all day playing video games. But teeth are important! So away I go.

Of course, I need to talk about deals first. It’s the last few hours of the Humble Weekly Bundle, so if you want all these simulators, you still have time. Pay what you want for Lunar Flight, Rescue – Everyday Heroes, Farming World, Postmaster, and Zoo Park. Pay $6 or more for Cities in Motion 2 and Car Mechanic Simulator 2014. Pay $10 or more to unlock Spacebase DF-9.

Other than that, I’ve got a few shirts for you after the jump! (more…)

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Daily Scoop: December 10, 2014 – Sort of almost snowing

It’s sort of almost kind of snowing here, or at least, it thinks it really wants to! I would love to see Philadelphia covered in some snow today. It’s that crisp, beautiful cold outside right now that makes you think of snow anyway, so why not?

Over at the Humble Store, there are some great deals! Valkyria Chronicles is $14.99, Walking Dead: Season 2 is $8.49, Super Time Force Ultra is $9.74, and you can get four copies of Screen Cheat for $9.99. That’s an amazing deal!

The Midweek Madness at Steam is Stronghold Crusader 2 for $33.49, and the Daily Deal is a big Double Fine Publisher Sale! Broken Age is $8.49, Brutal Legend is $2.99, and Costume Quest is $1.99, among others. Scoop them up!

The latest at Indie Royale is the Mixer 13 Bundle. Beat the average to get Breach & Clear, Stick RPG 2, The Maker’s Eden, Influx, Crow, Woodle Tree, Farm Machines Championships, Paradigm Shift, and Jet Gunner.

Over at Story Bundle, they’re bringing back their very first bundle of video game books. Pick up The Making of Karateka, Kill Screen Issue 2: Back to School, Confeesions of the Game Doctor, Constellation Games, and Killing is Harmless for under $12. Pay $12 or more and get Kill Screen Issue 6: The Change Issue, Generation Xbox: How Videogames Invaded Hollywood, Videogames: In the Beginning, The Making of Prince of Persia, and Phoenix: The Rise and Fall of Videogames.

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Watch the music video for Paul McCartney’s Destiny song right here

Paul McCartney’s involvement was one of the first things we officially learned about Bungie’s Destiny. Since then, those that have played the game have discovered that the ex-Beatle is responsible for the game’s main theme, “Hope For the Future.”

Yesterday, Sir Paul released a music video of the song for everyone to enjoy and it’s… well… let’s just say Obi-Wan Kenobi would be proud.

The video drops McCartney onto the surface of Mars and Venus while characters from the game sit back and listen to his performance. There’s no lighters, but then, there’s no McCartney either. He appears in the video as a hologram that looks an awful lot like Alec Guinness in Star Wars.

The timing couldn’t have been better as Destiny’s first expansion, The Dark Below, is available to download today.

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Daily Scoop: December 8, 2014 – Last day for Sega bundle!

It’s Monday, once again! The weekend is over, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t an awesome one. Mine was filled with a lot of working, but I also gamed as much as I could – including finally starting Kingdom Hearts. It’s about time!

You’ve got just one more day to pick up the Sega Humble Bundle! Pay what you want for Dreamcast Collection, NiGHTS Into Dreams, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Total War: Rome II – Caesar in Gaul DLC, and Miles’ Tactics DLC for Football Manager 2015. Beat the average to unlock Empire: Total War, Company of Heroes 2 – The Western Front Armies: Oberkommando West, Sonic Generations, and Viking: Battle for Asgard. Pay $12 or more to unlock Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai, and spend $50 or more to get an exclusive Dreamcast t-shirt. It’s a pretty great deal!

Steam has 77 new Weeklong Deals, including Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse for $10.00, Ice Age 4: Continental Drift: Arctic Games for $8.00, and Killing Floor for $4.99. Their Daily Deal is Lichdom: Battlemage for $11.99.

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Daily Scoop: December 5, 2014 – Disney game sale at Steam

I’m off from work today, which means I’m just sitting around doing nothing, playing video games and surfing the Internet! HA! Just kidding. I’m cleaning the apartment, culling clothes that don’t fit anymore, and dealing with maintenance, who came to fix our ceiling, replace a light bulb, and fix the door in the hallway that keeps slamming into our door and scaring a year off our lives. GOOD TIMES, MAN. GOOD. TIMES.

Anyway, let’s talk deals! Steam’s Weekend Deal is all about Disney! Get up to 50% off select games, including Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes, DuckTales: Remastered, and TRON 2.0. The Daily Deal is Xenonauts, which is on sale for $16.74.

Over at the Humble Store, you can snag Old City Leviathan for $11.24, TRI for $7.47, and Letter Quest: Grim’s Journey for $4.79.

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Daily Scoop: December 4, 2014 – New Game Music Bundle!

The Game Music Bundle 8 is now available, and you should definitely pick it up! Pay $1 for the original soundtracks to The Sailor’s Dream, Zombies/Corporate Lifestyle Simulator, God Will Be Watching, Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake, and Super Time Force. Want more? Get 19 more albums for $10, including the alternative soundtrack to Gods Will Be Watching, the Advanced Edition soundtrack for FTL, and the original soundtracks for The Novelist. This is an amazing bundle, and it’s well worth your money.

Humble’s new weekly bundle is Simulators 3! Pay what you want for Lunar Flight, Rescue – Everyday Heroes, Farming World, Post Master, and Zoo Park. Pay $6 or more to unlock Cities in Motion 2 and Car Mechanic Simulator 2014. Pay $10 or more to unlock Spacebase DF-9.

The Mixer 12 Bundle is the latest at Indie Royale. Beat the average to get Spate, Retro/Grade, Cubetractor, Ethan: Meteor Hunter, Clock Tales: of Glass and Ink, And Yet It Moves, Oniken, Abalone, and Murder Miners.

Finally, Steam’s Weekend Deal is a Publisher Weekend Sale, and it’s all about Daedalic. Their Armageddon Bundle is $31.99, but you can also get the pieces individually, like Deponia: The Complete Journey for $15.99, or Gomo for $0.79. Their Daily Deal is TransOcean – The Shipping Company for $17.99.

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