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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.

Now it’s time to clothe yourself! Today’s daily shirts can be found after the break. (more…)

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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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Daily Scoop: May 22, 2017 – Big savings on new games at Newegg today

Welcome to yet another edition of the Scoop, where I am still here subbing in for Nicole. Still. I know, I know – but I’m getting better, right? We last heard from Nicole last week in a bizarre email, but since then she has gone dark. We’ve decided to put some feelers out there to look for her, and have heard from a local guide who she consulted at a travel agency in Brazil. When we asked around to guides and agents and described her a little bit, this particular guide said, “Yes, of course! The tiny American with a suitcase full of Funko Pops!” So we’re positive this was a legitimate Nicole sighting. Unfortunately, the guide was unable to tell us where she was headed, but it is encouraging that he did see her. Fingers crossed we get some news soon! For now, let’s occupy ourselves with sales.

GOG.com has a “Role-Playing Week Sale” happening this week with up to 85% off a large number of titles, including System Shock: Enhanced Edition and System Shock 2 for $1.49 each. Other games on deep discount include Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition and Deus Ex 2: Invisible War, available for $2.49 apiece.

At Newegg, there’s a 30% off sale on select video games and accessories when you use the promo code “EMCRFCC23.” Games included in this sale are The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for Wii U, Super Bomberman R for the Switch, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard for the PS4 and Xbox One, Street Fighter V for PS4, and Dishonored 2 for Xbox One.

Over at Steam are a couple of indie favorites on sale this week… “Weeklong Deal” readers can save 30% on Thumper and 65% on Nidhogg.

Just a couple of Humble Store reminders today. There’s less than 24 hours left on the “TinyBuild Bundle,” so get crackin’. Also, Humble Store‘s huge Spring Sale mega-thon-stravaganza ends May 25th at 1:00 PM Eastern Time – that’s this Thursday! Don’t forget! A couple of the most popular titles I saw today in the sale were Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain at 60% off, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance with 75% off, and half off of Dark Souls III: Deluxe Edition. But there are tons more games, so check ’em out!

Just a couple of shirts going on today. (more…)

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Daily Scoop: May 19, 2017 – Humble Indie Bundle 18 is now available

Hey there, Scoopites! There hasn’t been a lot going on, plus I’ve not been feeling well, so there wasn’t a Scoop for a couple of days. But, I come back bearing Nicole news! We received a cryptic email from an untraceable account that we assume is from her, that is somewhat disconcerting.

It reads…

We were not the first evolved creatures on the planet. Our gods and mythologies were not the first either. The jungle speaks to those who listen, and I have learned things from sources I cannot name, for even if I tried you would think me insane. Sometimes I think I have gone mad. I must leave this damp, overgrown place.

The fading light is playing tricks on my eyes, and the dimly lit trees echo the obelisks of long ago ruins, ruins that plague my restless, horror-filled sleep. I fear I know too much to stay and yet not enough to come home. I cannot tell you where I am headed to for answers, nor may I be able to contact you again for some time, for your safety and mine. I hope to meet again on the other side of this journey, though you may not recognize who I have become. Send ramen, they will know how to get it to me.

So… Not really what we were expecting, but we continue to wish her well.

Some new games have been added to the Humble Store’s “Spring Sale” extravaganza, so be on the lookout for 75% off the Life Is Strange Complete Season, 60% off of Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration, and 50% off of Table Simulator. You can also get 50% off a large batch of Activision games including Call of Duty: World At War, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and a Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Bundle. And don’t forget, this mega-sale ends May 25th!

There is also a new Humble Bundle, the “Humble Indie Bundle 18,” which will be ongoing for about the next 11 days. As part of the “Pay What You Want” tier, they are offering Ziggurat, Windward, and SteamWorld Heist. Beat the average to add Kentucky Route Zero (Season Pass Edition), Beholder, Goat Simulator: GOATY (incuding all DLCs), and a mystery game to be announced in several days. Pay $13+ and you can also get Owlboy. Bonuses include the soundtracks to Kentucky Route Zero and Owlboy.

Steam has some “Weekend Deals” going on so prepare yourselves for 50% off of games from the Call of Duty Franchise, as well as 70% off of Wolfenstein: The New Order and Wolfenstein: The Old Blood. And take 75% off The Wolf Among Us as their “Daily Deal” which ends Saturday.

Four great shirts today, so let’s jump right into them. (more…)

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Daily Scoop: May 16, 2017 – Big Backwards Compatibility Sale at the Xbox Games Store

Hey folks! So I am still here subbing in for the distinguished Ms. Kline. I’m starting to get a bit more used to it, but alas, not so for everyone. New reader mail today, and as I have no fresh news on Nicole, I will share it.

“Dear Scoop Sub, you are a disgrace to the English language! Many a Scoop I have read where you ended sentences with prepositions! I won’t stand for it! Mayhap you should better learn your grammar rules besides. Love, Ethel.”

Dear Ethel, I understand your concern, but may I point out that you, too, ended a sentence with a preposition? Thanks for writing in. And now, the sales.

Several good Xbox One deals today in the Xbox Games Store for Xbox Gold members, including 67% off Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst, and 60% off Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 (both Standard and Deluxe Editions). Also this week, for 40% off the regular price, you can snag Final Fantasy XV or the Final Fantasy XV Digital Premium Edition. They also have Destiny: The Collection and Destiny: The Taken King for 35% and 40% off respectively.

On the public side of the Xbox Games Store, everyone will be able to take 25% off of Flinthook, and 10% off Forza Horizon 3 and the Forza Horizon 3 Expansion Pass Bundle this week.

Microsoft has also kicked off a huge “Backwards Compatibility Sale” with tons of Xbox 360 games at really great discounts. Here are just a few of their offerings: Alien Hominid HD at 75% off, Battleblock Theater 75% off, Banjo Kazooie as well as Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts both 75% off, a few Assassin’s Creed titles 67-75% off, Fallout 3 is 67% off, and Far Cry 3 is 60% off. Going on (because it is a big sale) they also have BioShock titles for 50-65% off, Gears of War titles for 75% off, and Lego Indiana Jones and Lego Pirates of the Caribbean, both for 75% off. Lego Batman is also available for 50% off its original price. Borderlands and Borderlands 2 are both 50% off, as are Doom and Doom II. There are several Call of Duty titles ranging from 40 to 60% off, and Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved and Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 at 75% and 50% off respectively.

Okay, and now we’re in the homestretch! Grand Theft Auto IV is 50% off, as well as 75% off for Mass Effect, 67% off Mirror’s Edge, 50% off Plants Vs Zombies as well as Peggle, and Wolfenstein 3D, and finally, 75% off Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. And many, many more! Sale prices are good until May 22nd.

Not as many shirts today as yesterday, but still good ones! (more…)

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Daily Scoop: May 15, 2017 – Humble TinyBuild Bundle is now available

Happy Monday! Sorry, that’s an oxymoron if ever there was one, amirite? Anyway, I’m exhausted so there won’t be much of a preamble today. Something something generic weather comment blah blah Nicole is gone yada yada games. Lots of shirts today, so get ready to slap down a sawbuck and a half for some groovy threads — oh man, I’m really confusing my generational lingos right now.

Looks like a great Bundle of Humbleness this week at the Humble Store with the “TinyBuild Bundle“! Pay what you want for the entire Bundle, but as long as you pay more than $15, it’ll include Divide By Sheep, Road to Ballhalla, No Time to Explain Remastered, Speedrunners, Party Hard, The Final Station (plus The Only Traitor expansion), ClusterTruck, Guts and Glory (Early Access), Punch Club Deluxe, and finally, Streets of Rogue (Early Access). Whew, that was a lot! Oh wait — there is also a pre-order for Hello Neighbor at the $39.99+ level, plus all the bonuses! There’s also a totally free Party Hard 2 Alpha that you might want to look into if you’re still itching for more games, so check it all out in the Humble Store!

Just a reminder that there’s also still one day left to pick Humble Bundle’s the “Very Positive Bundle,” so check that out before it’s gone. And another reminder that the Humble Store’s “Spring Sale” is going on until May 25th — tons of games to be had at some great discounts!

There’s also tons of amazing shirts today after the break! (more…)

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Daily Scoop: May 11, 2017 – Humble Store’s Spring Sale and Pokemon shirts

Good Thursday, y’all! Not a lot of sales at different places today, but lots of games at Humble and several Pokemon shirts! You know you’ve been using Twitter too much when you accidentally hashtag words in regular writing. Not that I tried to do that with the word “Pokemon” at all. Nope. I know what I’m doing. Okay, no I don’t. I never do. But I’m so good at faking it! Wait, no I’m not. Never mind. No Nicole news today, so let’s get to why we’re all here!

The Humble Store is my saving grace today, because otherwise I’d have nothing to share. Thankfully, they have tons of good deals! Let’s start with Dungeons 2 because it is free for the next day and a half! Yes, totally free. Crazy!

The rest of these are all part of their Spring Sale, which stretches on until May 25th! News to me is that there is a game called Prison Architect, and while that may not be news to you, its 75%-off-ness at Humble might be! Other seventy-five-per-centers include Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Rogue Legacy, and Tales of Zestiria.

Next up are the 50% off games, which are Doom, Dark Souls III, Dishonored 2, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition, Darkest Dungeon, Fallout 4, The Witness, Grim Dawn, and something called Hacky Zack… which looks adorable.

And here’s the rest (kind of like in Gilligan’s Island before people realized the Professor and Mary Ann were the best ones): Stardew Valley is 20% off, Rocket League is 30% off, Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is 33% off as is Elite: Dangerous, Starbound is 34% off, and Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair is for some reason specifically 37% off. Other games with varying discounts include Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens at 40% off and Dying Light: The Following at 60% off, as is 7 Days to Die. God Eater 2: Rage Burst is 66% off and, finally, a Darkiders Franchise Pack is 80% off.

Lots and lots today! And the Humble Store main page has even more deals for their Spring Sale! (more…)

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Daily Scoop: May 10, 2017 – Alien and Assassin’s Creed in today’s sales

It’s time for madness! Er, midweek madness not general madness. I can’t condone that, though I understand it. Is there such a thing as Cold Madness, readers? Because I probably have that. It reached 50 degrees today, but I know it will go back down into the low 40s or even 30s tonight. And it is indeed maddening. At this rate, it won’t be warm until it’s time to get cold again in the Fall.

I envy Nicole’s mysterious trip to the tropics, because though a tad bizarre at least it’s warm (even though ironically they’re in their Autumn now, I think, and yet it’s still much warmer than here). Anyway, what was I supposed to be doing? Oh yes! Shirts ‘n sales. Let’s do it.

The Midweek Madness at Steam has some good discounts like Offworld Trading Company for 75% off and Worms WMD for 50% off. Also at Steam, fans of Alien: Isolation can get it, the Season Pass, and the DLCs (The Trigger, Lost Contact, Safe Haven) each for 75% off! And ending on Friday, Axiom Verge is on sale for $9.99. Meanwhile, Stellaris, Stellaris: Nova Edition, and Stellaris: Galaxy Edition are on sale until May 14th for 40% off, and for today only, Sid Meier’s Civilization VI and Civilization VI: Digital Deluxe are 33% off.

This week at the Xbox Games Store, Xbox Gold members can get Mass Effect: Andromeda for 35% and the Deluxe Edition for 40% off. Tom Clancy’s The Division and The Division – Gold Edition are each 60% off. And a few Saints Row titles are on sale including Saints Row IV: Re-Elected, Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell, and a Saints Row/Metro Double Pack for 75-80% off. And finally, available to everyone, get a “Resident Evil Game and Movie Bundle” including Resident Evil 7: Biohazard and a code for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter for 33% off. There’s also a Deluxe Edition Bundle with extra content for 33% off, too.

There’s something for Tom Clancy fans over in the PlayStation Store, with several PS4 titles from 25-60% off. Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, and Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate are all 60% off, but be sure to check out the other Assassin’s Creed titles on sale as well. Also save 60% on Far Cry 4 and Far Cry Primal, or purchase them bundled together for 50% off. And get 60% off Watch Dogs and its Season Pass, and 65% off Rayman Legends.

Phew, that was a lot. I need to rest now. See shirts after the break! (more…)

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