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Black Friday 2015 Video Game Deals: PlayStation Store


Black Friday is here, is your wish list (and your wallet) ready? Here’s what you can expect to find at the PlayStation Store today…

Black Friday is actually almost over, but there are still plenty of deals to be had from the comfort of your couch on the PlayStation Store. More than 100 PS4, PS3, and Vita games will be discounted all weekend long including Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, Batman: Arkham Knight, Destiny: The Taken King, Grand Theft Auto V, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and many others. A not-so-secret coupon code (FH24P5BDR6) will also net you an additional 10% off your total purchase. But this code can only be used once per account, so be sure you’ve got everything you want in your cart before you activate it.

Sony’s Black Friday Deals will come to an end on Monday, November 30 and you can find them all after the break. (more…)

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Black Friday 2015 Video Game Deals: Amazon


Black Friday is here, is your wish list (and your wallet) ready? Here’s what you can expect to find at Amazon today…

Amazon’s Black Friday deals will begin just before 7:00 AM (Pacific Time) today, and the retail giant has posted a handy guide for when most of their Lightning Deals will go live. We don’t know exactly how much they’ll cost, but if you’re looking for a good deal on Guitar Hero Live, Destiny: The Taken King, FIFA 16, NBA 2K16, Madden NFL 16, The Last of Us Remastered, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. For Wii U, and many others, you might want to visit Amazon today.

The complete schedule for Amazon’s Video Game Lightning Deals for Black Friday can be found after the break. And don’t forget to check out their main Black Friday Deals page for discounts on even more titles. (more…)

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Beyond: Two Souls, Bloodborne: The Old Hunters, Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 3, more added to PS Store


Sony is in a giving mood for this week’s PlayStation Store update. The consolemaker has heavily discounted dozens of games for Black Friday weekend (though they never use the words “Black Friday Sale”), as well as launching two new PS4 titles.

Beyond: Two Souls is a PS4 remake of Quantic Dream’s supernatural adventure story starring Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe. In addition to improved visuals, Quantic Dream has added increased difficulty, improved controls, and a special “chronological order” mode to the game.

Also available this week is The Old Hunters, the massive new expansion to From Software’s Bloodborne. Players will descend into “Byrgenwerth’s deepest, darkest secrets” as they “explore brand new stages full of dangers, rewards, and deadly beasts to hunt.” Sounds like a good time will be had by all.

Finally this week, Telltale Games has reached the halfway point with Minecraft: Story Mode. Episode 3 will be known as The Last Place You Look, and it’s a rather fitting title as Jesse are on the lookout for Soren, the final member of the Order of the Stone. I wonder if he’s hiding out to browse the PlayStation Store sale in peace.

More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. A complete list of this week’s discounts and new game add-ons can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)

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Time Magazine names their top ten video games of 2015


It looks like Time Magazine will get the first word in the annual discussion about the best games of the past 12 months as the publication recently published their look at the “Top 10 Video Games of 2015.” As usual, Time’s honorees are a mix of blockbusters and games with a lower profile. That includes this year’s #1, which is Prune, a “minimalist” puzzler for the iOS. I’d never heard of Prune before today (and I’m sure I’m not alone), but it certainly looks interesting.

Among this year’s blockbusters, Nintendo has two titles in Time’s Top Ten: Super Mario Maker at #6 and Splatoon at #10. Both certainly made the Wii U stand out against the PS4 and Xbox One. But speaking of the PS4 and Xbox One, several multiplatform games rose to the occasion in the eyes of Time’s editors including Rise of the Tomb Raider (#2), Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (#3), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (#5), and Batman: Arkham Knight (#8).

The rest of Time’s Top Ten can be found right here:

Time Magazine’s Top Ten Video Games of 2015
1. Prune (Mobile)
2. Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox One, Xbox 360)
3. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
4. Her Story (PC, Mobile)
5. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
6. Super Mario Maker (Wii U)
7. Ryan North’s To Be or Not to Be (PC, Mobile)
8. Batman: Arkham Knight (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
9. Undertale (PC)
10. Splatoon (Wii U)

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New Releases: WRC 5, Let’s Sing 2016

wrc5-letssing2016The Fall gaming rush is coming to an end. Just two new titles will be available on store shelves this week and neither is likely to set the world on fire.

First up is WRC 5 from Bigben Interactive. Set to be released for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One, WRC 5 is billed as “the only rally game this year” on consoles. The developer also promises a “new physics and rendering system,” as well as an “entirely overhauled Career Mode.”

Also available this week is Let’s Sing 2016 for the PS4 and Wii. Published by Maximum Games, Let’s Sing 2016 is yet another karaoke game that features 35 hit songs from some of today’s biggest artists including Laday Gaga, John Legend, Avicii, Sam Smith, Sia, Ariana Grande, Lorde, and Meghan Trainor.

That’s it for this week’s retail releases, but more details on this week’s digital releases will be available in a few days.

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Atlus will also release Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir in a special Storybook Edition

odispherestorybookOdin Sphere: Leifthrasir is a side-scrolling RPG with a tale that unfolds through chapters in a magical storybook. So it seems rather fitting that Atlus will also release a special Storybook Edition of the remake. Available exclusively for the PS4, Leifthrasir’s Storybook Edition will be available in Spring 2016 for $79.99.

The Storybook Edition will include:

  • Premium Outer Box – All the contents in the premium edition will be packaged in a large, sturdy outer box.
  • Collector’s Metal Slipcase – The PS4 game will come nestled in a special metal slipcase with the game’s key art on the front, and a not-yet-revealed image on the reverse.
  • 64-Page Hardcover Art Book – Filled with the original drawings from the legendary George Kamitani and Vanillaware.
  • Potion Recipe T-Shirt – This large-size t-shirt is emblazoned with a helpful reminder of one of the more common uses of Alchemy in Odin Sphere Leifthrasir: turning the living Mandragora plant creatures (Habaneristos, in this case) into potions vital for survival.
  • Art Print – Also included with the game will be a high-quality art print with another not-yet-revealed (but different) design.

A softcover version of the Art Book will be bundled with the PS3 and Vita editions of Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir, which will also be available next Spring.

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Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 3 will be released on November 24

Telltale and Mojang are putting the pedal to the metal on Minecraft: Story Mode. Today, they announced that Episode 3, “The Last Place You Look,” will be available to download for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and mobile devices on November 24. The search for the legendary Order of the Stone continues for Jesse and his/her friends in Episode 3, but is it too late…

Trapped and running out of time, Jesse and crew must discover a means to locate Soren, the final member of the Order of the Stone. They’ll see sights and wonders beyond belief, including the horrors lurking beneath the starless sky of The End. Only Soren’s knowledge can help push back the all-consuming Witherstorm, but will it be enough to save the world?

A new trailer for Minecraft: Story Mode – The Last Place You Look has been embedded above. Watch out for those Endermen!

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Star Wars: Battlefront, Super Star Wars, Game of Thrones: Episode 6, more added to PS Store


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Search your feelings. You know it to be true. Star Wars: Battlefront is now available to download for the PS4 through the PlayStation Store. But EA and DICE’s multiplayer battler isn’t the only Star Wars game that did the trench run to retailers this week. Also available to download today is Super Star Wars, an enhanced remake of the Super NES side-scroller from 1992.

As one epic saga receives a new beginning this week, another comes to a close, as Telltale has released the final episode of their Game of Thrones adaptation. Available to download now for the PS4 and PS3, Episode 6: The Ice Dragon marks the end for House Forrester one way or another because in the game of thrones, “you either win, or you die.”

Finally this week, Deadpool makes his triumphant (and hyperactive) return to the PlayStation platform thanks to a PS4 re-release of his PS3 beat ’em up from 2013. If you’re unfamiliar with the “Merc With A Mouth,” I’ll let the character himself sell you on his game: “I’m a mercenary with an accelerated healing factor, I’ve been described as unstable, which is just plain coo-coo, I’m gonna battle for the safety of humans and mutants. Be prepared for just about anything. (Holla!)”

More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) is available after the break. And a complete rundown of this week’s new game add-ons and discounts can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)

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