Twitch has added the much promoted free copy of the Devil May Cry HD to the Twitch Launcher for prime subscribers. To claim the free game all you have to do is head on over to http://www.twitch.tv , click on the crown and under the image of DMC click “add to library”. Like other Twitch Prime rewards, Devil May Cry HD is yours to keep even after your Twitch Prime subscription lapses.
Clearly the gratis copy of DMC1 HD is a move by Capcom to help promote the upcoming Devil May Cry HD Collection, which will see its releae on PC for the first time on March 13th. Devil May Cry HD Collection includes touched up versions of the 2001 original, the mediocre 2003 sequel Devil May Cry 2 and 2005’s Devil May Cry 3.
Several DMC games have made their way to PC over the years – namely Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition which was originally ported a year after the console release in 2006, Devil May Cry 4 which was released on PC in 2008 and Ninja Theory’s D.M.C reboot in 2013. Both 4 and D.M.C are absent from the upcoming HD Collection but can still be purchased through Steam in their original form.
‘Attack of the Blockbuster’ isn’t the return of the now defunct 90s / 00s video rental chain but the name of the latest large sale on the PlayStation Network. Featuring games from publishers like Electronic Arts, Arc System Works, 2K Games, Activision, Square Enix, Nippon Ichi Software and Square Enix – it is clear that Sony is going for AAA deals this week.
Some of the standout titles (at least to my tastes) include a deeply discounted Dead or Alive 5: The Last Round, Final Fantasy HD Collection (hey two games for the price of one!), the PS4 port of Ultra Despair Girls and Resident Evil Origins. A few of these games we’ve seen cheaper on PlayStation before – like Battlefront & the Season Pass which have been as low as $5 each and the Saints Row Double Pack (Gat out of Hell + Saints Row IV).
Personally, I already nabbed the $8 copy of Guilty Gear: Revelator for my PlayStation 4. This is the latest title in the storied franchise and I’ve missed it every time a 14 day free trial of modern Guilty Gear has come up on PSN (one with the original release of Guilty Gear Sign and most recently with the expansion Revelator 2).
For fighting fans looking to try one of Arc System Works latest titles on the cheap, this is an excellent opportunity – featuring 20 characters, exclusive Japanese Audio and a beautiful 2D/3D anime aesthetic. Recently an expansion was released, oddly titled Revelator 2 despite being an expansion, that includes all of the content from Revelator plus two new characters: Baiken and Answer and exclusive story chapters for those two fighters. If you absolutely must play with the latest balance passes it is actually cheaper to buy the original Guilty Gear: Revelator for $8CDN and the upgrade DLC to Revelator 2 for $24.99 ($32.00 total) versus the full priced single download @ $53.99 CDN.
Without further ado here are the deals the stood out in this weeks sale:
Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 – $12.99 CDN (PS4)
Blazblue: Central Fiction – $31.99 CDN (PS4)
Final Fantasy VII – $7.99 CDN (PS4)
Guilty Gear: Revelator – $7.99 (PS4)
Dragon Age Origins: Game of the Year Edition (includes all DLC) – $16.04 CDN (PS4)
If you haven’t tried the latest Call of Duty – set in the futuristic wars of space, then perhaps it is time to hop in for free this weekend. Activision is giving Steam users the chance to download the game’s multiplayer client for free and frag their way to prestige until Sunday at 1PM PST. If you hurry it isn’t too late to get 36 hours of free game time in, as long as you don’t mind the substantial 62GB download (and that’s just for Multiplayer, the single player adds an additional 30+ GB).
As of writing Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is sitting at 1,300 players online. According to Steam Charts this is a substantial jump as the game pulled in just an average of 926 players at any given time during the month of June. Multiplayer for 2015’s Call of Duty: Black Ops III appears to be a lot healthier with an average of 1,600 players during June and 3,178 players online at press time.
Alongside the free weekend, Activision also discounted the standard version of Infinite Warfare by 50% and the Digital Legacy Edition that includes Modern Warfare Remastered.
Today is the final day for Valve’s annual holiday Steam Sale and that means you have less than 24 hours to save money on some of the biggest games of 2016 as well as an ever expanding catalog of indie titles. It’s time to rifle through your wishlist, search the couch cushions for spare change and make any last minute purchases….. or should you? Here’s some insight into my own personal account.
First here is what Valve has selected to tease store pursuers with today:
Today’s Highlighted Deals
Grand Theft Auto V – $34.99
Counter Strike: Global Offensive – $11.29
H1Z1: King of the Hill – $14.29
Euro Truck Simulator 2 – $5.49
Doom Franchise Up To 60% off
Witcher Franchise 40% off
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain $32.99
All Prices In CDN
Most of my Steam library is most definitely the result of multiple sales over the course of the last seven years. With over 300 titles it can sometimes feel like there is too much to play, I never thought I could be paralyzed by too much choice but as Alivin Toffers work on Overchoice shows us – sometimes when presented with too many choices an individual can become confused, anxious or dissatisfied as the number of choices increases. When staring at my library I often ask myself “Do I want to venture back into Fallout 4 or replay an old favorite like Unreal Tournament or perhaps a try out one of indie games I picked up cheap?”. It is great to have some of my favorite PC classics at my finger tips but it can also be paralyzing.
While writing this blog post I actually decided to dig into some of my account’s statistics – while I’ve had a Steam account since the day Half Life 2 launched in 2004, I didn’t start collecting games on the platform until 2009 when I built my first gaming rig. My most played titles are either open world RPGs like Fallout 3, Fallout 4 or MMORPGs like Rift Online and Eve Online. Clearly I enjoy being fully immersed an expansive never ending world but that means I’ve also neglected a lot of linear experiences in my library. Apparently I’ve only ever spent an hour or more in 30% of my games, meaning that approximately 245 interactive experiences haven’t even been installed by me in the last half decade.
So what is the solution? Is it to simply stop buying games, creating wishlists and playing titles that I’ve already dedicated my money too? Perhaps to an extent this is correct – I’m sure a lot of the smaller games that I’ve collected over the years like Analogue: A Hate Story could be completed in a single session while other idle time spenders like Cities: Skylines could see more playtime during particularly boring evenings. On the other hand it’s almost impossible to NOT get swept up in the excitement of the winter sale or to eagerly anticipate an upcomming title – I’m counting the days until Gravity Rush 2 and I haven’t even finished Final Fantasy XV yet.
So, I don’t have the solution to the glut of backlog games that I have accumulated over the years. I was gifted a $50 Steam Card over Christmas and of course I spent the entire thing before the holiday sale even ended. Others have come up with some creative solutions – like this one Engagdet writer who keeps a spreadsheet and organizes their unfinished RPGs in order of importance, which helped them finish the original 1998 Fallout. Others, such as one post in this thread on r/Patient Gamers suggested finishing 2 older games before investing the cash in a newer title. Sites like Backloggery can also help you track the progress on uncompleted games!
It is only the second day of 2017 and I am already swamped with games. Here’s hoping I can make that 70% unplayed rate in my Steam library statistics come down by the end of the year, instead of hording more games.
In five more days the window will close on one of the best Humble Bundle values I’ve ever seen – the Humble Capcom PlayStation bundle. Games from a number of different Capcom series including fan favorites like Mega Man, Resident Evil and Street Fighter headline this mind boggling bundle. For the price of ONE of these games you not only can get your hands on the HD remakes of Resident Evil 1 and Resident Evil 0 but also a whole bunch of older titles as well.
The value for PlayStation 4 owners is probably going to come from the two RE titles, as those retail for about $20 CDN a piece, but there are a few other current generation titles like the Strider reboot and a hefty discount off of Street Fighter V.
For those looking to relive some of Capcom’s modern classics on the PlayStation 3 this bundle can’t be beat. For the price of just Okami HD you not only get Clover’s classic PS2 game remastered in HD but also Don’t Nod’s cyber punk Remember Me, Lost Planet 3 and Street Fighter II HD Turbo Remix.
Here’s the complete list including tires. You can purchase the bundle here:
It has been awhile since we’ve featured some amazing gaming deals here on the site. With recent releases like the new Rachet & Clank and Dark Souls III tearing up the sales charts and adding to people’s gamerscore / trophy count it is about time for us to feature some new deals. I think this week’s edition of Broken Deals might appeal to those looking to jump into the current generation or pick up a new console.
Amazing Xbox One System Deal
First up we’ve got an absolutely stellar deal on a refurbished Xbox One console via Ebay.com. Coming in at just shy of $190 this is the cheapest I’ve seen an Xbox One console – new, refurbished or used – if you haven’t jumped on Microsoft’s latest console for exclusives like Sunset Overdrive, Halo 5 and others perhaps this is the deal you’ve been waiting for.
The weekend is finally here – a time for most of us to kick back, relax and possibly catch up on our massive backlog of games. Except with the awesome deals that both Steam and a surprise Sony Flash Sale are offering it is more probably than not that more games will end up in your backlog rather than being completed.
Some of the highlights include: 30 Days of game time with the fantastic FFXIV for $10.99 CDN, Sonic Generations for less than $10 CDN – which is a steal by the way every Sonic fan should play this game, Cross-buy on Rogue Legacy for $4.00 USD and the gory yet surprisingly funny Surgeon Simulator for $3.20 USD.
Here is a partial list of all of the deals available this weekend that I found appealing. Other discounts await you on the other side of these links as well.
With Christmas Day now past us I’m sure some of our readers are collecting their holiday cash and gift cards and getting ready to head down to the favorite retailer to purchase some new games. Perhaps you’re staying in-doors and doing a little shopping online instead? Regardless – Broken Joysticks has a rundown of all of the major deals from 3 major Canadian brick & mortar retailers and thankfully, yes, all of the ones listed in this article are also available online.
To be honest there aren’t a lot rush out and bust down the door deals this year. If you are in the market for an Xbox One Console then the 1TB Boxing Week Bundle is definitely worth it. You not only get two brand new games from this year – Rise of the Tomb Raider & Ori and the Blind Forrest but also Rare Replay which includes 30 classics. If you haven’t played Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Batman: Arkham Knight, The Witcher III or Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain all of these major 2015 releases are heavily discounted at multiple retailers.
Here’s a partial list comprising some of the deals I found interesting. There are lots more at the respective links!
With just seven days until Christmas Day it is no surprise that publishers are rolling out some great deals on some of this year’s hottest games as well as excellent releases from years past. Electronic Art’s Origin service pulls the trigger on this year’s sale ahead of competitor Valve. They’re not only offering some fantastic prices on some of our favorite games like Dragon Age: Inquisition and the entire Mass Effect trilogy but also the lowest price I’ve ever seen for Battlefront, and that game is only a month old.
The hype for The Force Awakens is very real and with that film being officially released today I’m sure Star Wars: The Old Republic will experience an influx of some fresh players. Despite the game going the dreaded free-to-play route several years ago it still provides an excellent Lvl 1 – 50 experience for free to all players. If you’re an MMO player I would heavily consider the Old Republic bundle available on Origin during the holiday sale: You gain access to all 3 paid expansions, 60 days of game time and a whole bunch of Cash Shop credits for the price of two months’ subscription time. Maybe it’s time to pick the light saber back up!
Bundle Stars, has unleashed a huge new bundle. It contains 41 gmaes all of which appear in this format for the first time. you wont find this bundle anywhere else, and with games like Battle vs Chess, and Litchdom: Battlemage, the Killer Bundle 6 contains a staggering 41 must-play games. For the incredibly low price of just $4.99. The normal retail value of the featured games is a substantial $190, so that’s a saving of 97%.
Here is a partial list of the games in the bundle.
● 3D Realms Anthology – Steam Edition (Windows/Mac) – A mega collection of 32 Steam games for Windows® and Mac including legendary classics like Duke Nukem 3D, Rise of the Triad, Terminal Velocity, Raptor: Call of the Shadows, Blake Stone, Death Rally, Wacky Wheels and much more. Bundled for the first time, this incredible compilation is a must-have for all gamers who want to sample the great old days of PC and Mac gaming!
● Lichdom: Battlemage (Windows) – A first-person caster with thousands of spell possibilities, brutal enemies and unprecedented character customisation. With limitless magical power at your disposal and brutal enemies around every corner, victory hinges on a combination of skill, strategy, and a vast array of spells to cast in the heat of combat!
● Monstrum (Windows/Mac/Linux) – Monstrum takes the traditional survival horror formula and remixes it completely with procedurally generated levels, permadeath, and unique AI driven predators. Outrun or outsmart your predator in this exciting first-person game!
● Battle vs Chess – aka Check vs Mate (Windows/Mac) – Animated fantasy figurines assemble in magical worlds and await your command. Execute skilful manoeuvres on the game board and catapult yourself directly into the battle with devastating attacks, chessman versus chessman.
● Cast of the Seven Godsends (Windows) – A classic run ‘n’ gun action shooter with six colourful worlds to conquer. Wield weapons, cast magic combat spells, and enjoy a wonderfully retro-soaked, and highly polished, gaming experience.
● Super 3D Noah’s Ark (Windows/Mac/Linux) – A first-person shooter with a difference. Now you can render animals unconscious with your fruit lobbing skills! Legend has it that the original source code to the PC version of this game was completely lost, and had to be reverse engineered and reimplemented using a modern rendition of the Wolfenstein 3D engine.
● CrossCode (Windows) – A retro-inspired action RPG set in the distant future. CrossCode combines gorgeous 16-bit SNES-style graphics with butter-smooth physics, a fast-paced combat system, and engaging puzzle mechanics, served with a gripping sci-fi story.
● Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China (Windows) – A fresh take on air combat action gaming, with an intriguing twist – it’s based on the historical events of America’s secret volunteer squadrons that flew against Japan in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theatre of World War 2. Enjoy a single player campaign, and multiplayer for up to 16 players.
● GemCraft: Chasing Shadows (Windows) – Fight your way through an epic story, unravelling mysteries and artefacts in this highly rated game! Create and combine powerful gems with towers, and use them in intricate ways to defend yourself against endless hordes of demonic monsters.
● Horizon Shift (Windows) – Arcade nostalgia meets indie innovation in an explosive shmup crammed with power-ups, bombs, tons of unique ideas – and as you’d expect, total carnage!
You can pick the games up over at Bundle Stars for 4.99$ US (180$ retail)
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Idea Factory International’s titles like the Hyperdimension Neptunia series as well as the various Visual Novel and Japanese roleplaying games that they tend to localize for the west.
We’ve covered some of these games extensively and now Retroism has the all three Hyperdimension Neptunia Rebirth (remake) titles on sale for a ridiculously low price for the next 24 hrs.
All of these games are redeemable on Steam and playable on Windows. If you are into visual novels or self-referential JRPG titles I highly recommend you give these games a try! At 6 bucks they are well worth the asking price – especially that price on Amnesia, considering the game was released just a couple of months ago.
Broken Deals is a regular series of posts where Broken Joysticks editors feature deals from around the web for our readers. This post was in no way sponsored by the game’s developer, the site selling the software or the game’s publisher.
GameStop has always been a leader in Black Friday video game deals. This year it seems will be no different. Offering stellar door busters beginning Tuesday, November 24, the retailer will offerPlayStation 4 hardware bundles with various extras and 50 percent off a variety of games.
Also of note are is he Borderlands Handsome collection for 399$ and over 2500 games for under 20$ I also personally think the line of backpacks (perhaps an addition from the lineup of Thinkgeek?) also look really cool. Dont miss these and other great deals on Black Friday, and keep it tuned to Brokenjoysticks for all your needed Black Friday deals coverage!