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Daily Scoop: November 25, 2014 – And so it begins

The Black Friday deals are pouring in from everywhere, and things are getting out of control. Steam’s launching their big sale on Wednesday, and many more outlets are beginning Thursday night. Where will you be when the madness begins?

Speaking of madness, the latest Humble Bundle is a crazy good Sega sale! 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’ Tactic DLC for Football Manager 2015. Beat the average to unlock Empire: Total War and Company of Heroes 2 – The Western Front Armies: Oberkommando West. Pay $12 or more to unlock Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai, and pay a whopping $50 to get all that and an exclusive Dreamcast t-shirt. Whew! That’s a lot!

Steam is offering 10% off Tales from the Borderlands, which launched today, bringing the price down to $22.49. The Daily Deal is Pro Cycling Manager 2014, which is on sale for $9.99.

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Daily Scoop: November 24, 2014 – New Humble Mobile Bundle

I was hoping to play as much Pokemon as possible this weekend, but I was so busy that I was only able to squeeze in a small amount. But so far, I’m loving it! I also got to play a ton of board games yesterday, which was a lot of fun. Hooray for great weekends!

Let’s talk about sales, shall we? There’s a brand new Humble Mobile Bundle available now, and this one is is all about Crescent Games! Pay what you want for Space Chicks, 2-Bit Cowboy, Neon Shadow, and Ravensword: Shadowlands. Pay more than the average to unlock Topia World Builder, Shadow Blade, Mines of Mars, and Blocky Roads. Pay $8 or more to unlock The Deer God and Exiles: Far Colony.

The new Weeklong Deals at Steam include Zeno Clash for $1.99, Super Hexagon for $0.98, and Tropico Trilogy for $4.99, among many others. There’s also a brand new Daily Deal, which is early access to Edge of Space for $5.84. That’s for the standard edition – you can also get a four pack for $17.99, and the special edition for $11.24.

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Daily Scoop: November 21, 2014 – Pokemon day!

Hooray, it’s Pokemon day! I woke up super early, took public transportation downtown, and picked up Pokemon: Omega Sapphire as soon as Gamestop opened its doors. I then got to work on time. GO ME. I can’t wait to get home and play the crap out of this game!

There are lots of sales happening at the Humble Store! One of my favorite games from PAX Prime 2014, Screen Cheat, is on sale right now for $16.65. It’s the Humble Deluxe Edition, which means you get loads of awesome extras. Early access to Interstellar Marines is $14.24, Costume Quest 2 is $7.49, and The Talos Principle is $35.99 (to pre-order).

There are two great deals over at Steam, too! The Weekend Deal is Battleblock Theater, which is on sale for $5.10. The Daily Deal is Super Time Force Ultra, which is on sale for $9.74. These are two great games and you should definitely scoop ‘em up!

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Daily Scoop: November 20, 2014 – New bundles!

There are plenty of great deals today, so let’s just hop right in! There’s an all-new Humble Weekly Bundle, and the theme is Joystiq! Pay what you want for Beat Hazard Ultra (including Shdaow Operations Unit DLC, Intake (yeah go local Philly devs!), Dungeon of Elements, and the first four chapters of The Dream Machine. Pay $6 or more to unlock Slender: The Arrival and Primal Carnage. Pay $15 or more to unlock Costume Quest 2.

Indie Royale‘s brand new bundle is the Debut 21 Bundle! Beat the average to get Urja, Quantum Conscience, Fake Colours, F1 Chequered Flag, Just Get Through, Ilamentia, Miner Warfare, and the Ingenious Machine: New & Improved Edition. Spend over $5 and get a bonus album as well!

Steam’s got some deals as well. The Weekend Deal is Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, which is free to play or $6.24 to buy until November 23. The Daily Deal is early access to Craft the World, which is on sale for $7.49. Scoop ‘em up!

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Daily Scoop: November 19, 2014 – Adorable creatures

My night last night was full of adorable creatures! First, Anthony Amato took me out to see Big Hero 6, which I adored. Then, we spent the rest of the night playing LittleBigPlanet 3! Anthony played with the Journey costume on, and I wore the Ellie costume from The Last of Us. We had a blast!

Onto deals! The Daily Deal at the Humble Store is Tropico 5, which is on sale for $19.99 (that’s half price!). They’ve also got Khet 2.0 – The Laser Game for $5.99, and Particulars for $11.99.

Over at Steam, the Midweek Madness deal is Fable Anniversary, which is on sale for $23.44. The Daily Deal is Metal Slug X, which has been marked down to $4.79. Scoop ‘em up!

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First batch of excavated E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial cartridges sell for $500-1500 apiece

et-atariThe first batch of excavated Atari 2600 cartridges from the Alamogordo landfill have been auctioned off and checkbooks were opened wide to own a piece of history. The auctions were managed by the Tularosa Basin Historical Society and the priciest E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial cartridge (complete with an original box) sold for $1,537. Other E.T. cartridges sold for similar prices, though the ones without a box sold for closer to $500. Other games (including Defender, Asteroids, Centipede, and more) all sold for under $500 with a copy of Missile Command responsible for the lowest sale of $157.50. A complete list of every auctioned off game can be found at eBay.

The city of Alamogordo will continue to sell some of the excavated cartridges in the coming days, though it’s unknown when the next wave of auctions will begin.

Atari: Game Over, a documentary chronicling the dig, as well as Atari’s rise and fall, will be available to download through Microsoft’s Xbox Live service beginning tomorrow.

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Daily Scoop: November 18, 2014 – LittleBigPlanet 3 is here!

I have great news, everyone! My chosen game of the day, LittleBigPlanet 3, is here – and it’s spectacular. I totally forgot it came with a plush Sackboy, so I’m happier than ever! He is super cute! I cannot wait to get home and play it. Wee!

Gauntlet is the Daily Deal at the Humble Store, cut by 50% down to $9.99. Over at Steam, the Daily Deal is Train Fever, which is on sale for $20.99.

The Discovery Bundle is brand new at Indie Royale. Beat the average to get Bloodrayne Betrayal, Biglands: A Game Made by Kids, Lost Chronicles of Zerzura, Square Heroes, House of 1000 Doors: Palm of Zoroaster, and Castle (yes, a game based on the show). Scoop all these up while you can!

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Daily Scoop: November 17, 2014 – What games are you picking up this week?

This is an intense week for video games. Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Far Cry 4, the re-release of GTA V on next-gen consoles, and Little Big Planet 3 all launch tomorrow. That is a ridiculous list of games right there. And this Friday, the new Pokemon game, Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby, are coming out. It’s going to be an intense weekend!

There are some brand new deals for you today, so get ready! Over at the Humble Store, you can pick up Mercenary Kings for $7.99, SteamWorld Dig for $2.49, 10 Second Ninja for $3.39, and Steel & Steam for $1.49, among others.

Steam has a slew of brand new games on sale in their Weeklong Deals section. The Tropico 4 Collector’s Bundle is $5.99, The Tiny Bang Story is $0.49, Electronic Super Joy is $2.79, and Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi is $2.29. They’ve also got a brand new Daily Deal, which is Sakura Spirit on sale for $3.39. Scoop ‘em up!

Got a handful of t-shirts for you today as well…

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