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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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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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Daily Scoop – July 17, 2014 – Destiny beta

The Destiny beta begins today for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 owners. Well, Sony players would already be in it, if it weren’t for the PSN being down. It’s a great game from what we’ve seen so far, so I’m not surprised at the network-crashing high volume.

What else is going on today? The Humble Weekly Bundle is brand new – it’s the Simulators 2 bundle! Pay what you want for Universe Sandbox, Cook, Serve, Delicious!, and Out of the Park Baseball 14. Pay $6 or more to unlock Turbo Dismount and Tropico 4: Steam Special Edition. And finally, pay $10 or more to unlock Euro Truck Simulator 2, which includes a debut of the Fantasy Paint Jobs Pack.

There’s also a lot happening at Steam. The Daily Deal today is early access to Starpoint Gemini 2 for $16.74. The Weekend Deal is Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition for $24.99, which lasts until Monday at 10am PST. And since Quakecon started today, their special deal is Dishonored: Game of the Year Edition for $10.19.

Just one shirt today, but it’s a good one!

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Daily Scoop: July 16, 2014 – Another day, another deal

We’ve made it to the middle of the week, everyone! And to celebrate, let’s get some games on the cheap, shall we? You can start over at the Humble Store, where they’ve got Blade Symphony for $7.49, The Nightmare Cooperative for $8.99, and Abyss Odyssey for $9.99.

From there, you can head over to Steam for their new Daily Deal, which is Magicite for $4.99, and their Midweek Madness deal, which is Tomb Raider for $4.99. I’ve been waiting for that one to go on an absurd sale – this might be when I finally buy it!

For your last stop, hit up Indie Royale, where they have their latest bundle up, “Blasting Off.” Pay the current minimum for Rogue Shooter: The FPS Roguelike, Echo of the Wilds, Talisman Digital Edition, Terrorhedron, and Swipecard.

And now, time for t-shirts!

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Daily Scoop: July 15, 2014 – More games added to the Humble 2K Bundle

The Humble 2K Bundle was already pretty good, but they just sweetened the deal even more! Pay what you want for BioShock, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, and The Darkness II. Pay more than $8.02 to unlock BioShock 2, Mafia II, Spec Ops: The Line, and the recently added X-COM: Complete Pack. Pay more than $20 and get two of their best games, XCOM: Enemy Unknown and BioShock Infinite. That’s a lot of games!

Other than that, the Daily Deal at Steam is Strider for $8.99 (which is currently free for PS+ users!), and their Midweek Madness is early access to Edge of Space for $5.84. Scoop ‘em up!

Let’s see what the t-shirts are for today…

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Daily Scoop: July 14, 2014 – The Humble Flash Re-Bundle

This weekend, I didn’t play many video games at all, much to my surprise! I headed up to my friend’s cabin out in the Poconos and did a lot of swimming, eating, sleeping, and sitting in the sun. It was absolutely amazing. I brought some games and books but barely even looked at them. I was too busy making s’mores and putting on bug spray! Oh, and sliding down Slip ‘N Slides. I guess technically avoiding bugs could be construed as a game, right?

Anyway, it’s back to reality today, and with that is a Daily Scoop! There’s a new bundle over at Humble today, and it’s the The Humble Flash Re-Bundle: Codemasters. Pay what you want for Overlord, Overlord: Raising Hell DLC, Operation Flashpoint: Red River, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, and Rise of the Argonauts. Pay $6 or more to unlock DiRT Showdown, DiRT 3, and Overlord II. This one will be gone in just 24 hours, so you might want to jump on it fast!

Steam is having a sale called From Paris with Games, which is a sale on all games made in Paris. Grab Blood Bowl: Chaos Edition for $7.50, Remember Me for $10.19, and ShootMania Storm for $4.99, among others.

And now, time for some t-shirts!

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Daily Scoop: July 11, 2014 – Friday!

Woohoo, it’s Friday! I can’t wait to head home and dive into some gaming. I bought a copy of Pokemon Platinum when I was at Too Many Games, and I’ve been looking for a moment to hop into it. I think this weekend might just be that time!

There are some terrific games discounted over at the Humble Store today! You can get Project Zomboid for $9.99, the You Don’t Know Jack Classic Bundle for $4.99, and the incredible Risk of Rain for just $3.32. Scoop ‘em up!

But wait, there’s more! The Weekend Deal at Steam is Goat Simulator, which is marked down to $5.99, and their Daily Deal is Sir, You Are Being Hunted for just $5. With so many great games to choose from, which ones will you buy?

Let’s end this with some t-shirts!

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Daily Scoop: July 10, 2014 – Nearly the weekend

We’re pretty close to the weekend, which seemed so far away at the beginning of the week! The three-day weekend always seems to make the next week extend out into oblivion. But we’re almost there! What games do you have on your to-play list?

Speaking of games, there’s a new Humble Weekly Bundle – this one’s called Gamepedia Presented by Curse. Pay what you want for Windforge, Stacking, ReignMaker, Paranautical Activity (early access), and Strife (closed beta key). Pay $6 or more to unlock Darkout, Signs of Life (early access), and Curse Premium (30-day access). Pay $10 or more to unlock Lifeless Planet and Edge of Space (early access). And finally, at $36, add in a t-shirt, stickers, and wristband.

Over at Steam, the spotlight is on Mount & Blade: Warband, which is free all weekend, and $4.99 if you decide you want to buy it. Today’s Daily Deal is Defender’s Quest: Valley of the Forgotten for $7.49. Scoop ‘em up!

No Pokemon shirts today! But there are still two shirts that are pretty good:

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