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All the Biggest Black Friday Digital Game Sales

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You know what’s great about digital game shopping on Black Friday? You don’t even have to put on pants. It’s time to reap the benefits of patiently waiting for that game you’ve been wanting to go on sale. We’ve compiled all the biggest digital gaming deals of the season right here, from PC to Xbox. Note that every Black Friday Sale save Nintendo’s ends on Tuesday, November 28.

Steam

Steam blows everyone out of the water as usual. In addition to the usual 50% discounts for big, older titles like Grand Theft Auto V, Fallout 4, and The Witcher 3, you can also get more recent games like Wolfensetin 2, Civilization VI, and ARK: Survival Evolved. The Steam Link, that little device that lets you stream games from your PC to your TV, has been discounted 90%, down to $4.99.

Sale ends November 28.

  • Steam Link $4.99 (90% off)
  • Asssassin’s Creed Origins $49.79 (17% off)
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus $29.99 (50% off)
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands $29.99 (50% off)
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization VI $29.99 (50% off)
  • ARK: Survival Evolved $29.99 (50% off)
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole $44.99 (25% off)
  • XCOM 2: War of the Chosen $29.99 (25% off)
  • Dishonored: Death of the Outsider $14.99 (50% off)
  • Dishonored 2 $19.99 (50% off)
  • Prey $19.99 (50% off)
  • Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition $29.99 (50% off)
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided $8.99 (85% off)

GOG

If you like a little more control and ownership over your own digital PC gaming library, GOG is your jam. You’ll find pretty much the exact same deals as Steam, but with an emphasis on older classic PC titles and bundle deals. If you spend at least $15, you’ll get Starcrawlers for free.

Sale ends November 28.

  • Heroes of Might and Magic V: Bundle $4.99 (75% off)
  • Torment: Tides of Numenera $22.49 (50% off)
  • Tyranny – Commander Edition $17.99 (60% off)
  • Divinity: Original Sin: Enhanced Edition $13.59 (66% off)
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 $40.49 (10% off)

Origin

If you want to play most EA games on the PC, you’ll need to go through Origin. Black Friday deals are up to 75% off, though these are mostly older titles. Highlights include Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1, and The Sims 4 for $9.99 each.

Sale ends November 28.

  • Titanfall 2 $9.99 (50% off)
  • The Sims 4 $9.99 (50% off)
  • Battlefield 1 $19.99 (50% off)
  • Mass Effect Andromeda $19.99 (50% off)
  • Star Wars Battlefront Ultimate Edition $14.99 (50% off)
  • Unravel $9.99 (50% off)

Nintendo eShop

Don’t get too excited. There are some good deals here but you won’t exactly find Super Mario Odyssey or The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on sale. This is the first holiday season with the Switch, and Nintendo isn’t about to put any of its new stuff on sale. There are some solid 3DS deals here, however. Note that if you are a My Nintendo member (which you should be) you can earn Gold Points on purchases.

Sale ends December 11.

Switch

  • 1-2-Switch $39.99 (20% off)
  • Super Bomberman R $39.99 (20% off)
  • LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game $41.99 (30% off)

3DS

  • Bravely Default $27.99 (30% off)
  • Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove $19.99 (20% off)
  • Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call $19.99 (50% off)
  • Paper Mario: Sticker Star $27.99 (30% off)
  • Story of Seasons $14.99 (50% off)

Wii U

  • Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove $19.99 (20% off)
  • Axiom Verge $9.99 (50% off)
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens $9.99 (50% off)

PlayStation Store

The PlayStation Black Friday sale has deals up to 50% off. If you’re a PS Plus subscriber, you get an additional 10% discount. You can find big releases from this year already down to 50%, such as Horizon Zero Dawn and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.

Sale ends November 28.

  • EA Family Bundle (Need for Speed, Plants vs. Zombies 2, Unravel) $15.99 (60% off)
  • Need for Speed Payback $35.99 (40% off)
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins $41.99 (30% off)
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus $29.99 (50% off)
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole $41.99 (30% off)
  • Dishonored: Death of the Outsider $14.99 (50% off)
  • Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition $29.99 (50% off)
  • Destiny 2 $41.99 (30% off)
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy $19.99 (50% off)
  • Overwatch $29.99 (50% off)
  • Injustice 2 $19.99 (60% off)
  • Persona 5 $24.99 (50% off)
  • The Disney Afternoon Collection $9.99 (50% off)
  • Horizon Zero Dawn $19.99 (50% off)

Xbox

If you don’t already own an Xbox One, Microsoft has lots of bundled deals available, including with Minecraft and Assassin’s Creed Origins. Digital games are on sale up to 65% off. Like PlayStation, if you’re a subscriber to Xbox Live Gold you’ll get an additional 10% off.

Sale ends November 28.

  • Destiny 2 $44.99 (25% off)
  • Madden NFL 18 $35.99 (40% off)
  • Need for Speed Payback $41.99 (30% off)
  • Forza Motorsport 7 $38.99 (35% off)
  • Halo Wars 2 $23.99 (40% off)
  • Overwatch Game of the Year Edition $35.99 (40% off)
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Get Free and Discounted Games with the GOG Halloween Sale

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Let the season of big game sales begin! Digital PC store GOG has kicked off their annual Halloween Sale today. It’s not just horror games either. Over 200 games are on sale, between 33% and 90% off. The Halloween Sale ends November 2.

The big promo for this sale is a free game. If you spend at least $15 during the sale, you’ll receive Tales from the Borderlands for free. That’s also not a horror game, but it is a fantastic episodic adventure series by Telltale Games, starring the wacky characters and world of Borderlands.

As is typical with GOG sales, you can purchase digital games in bundles to receive bigger discounts. Purchasing The Walking Dead Bundle, for example, grants all five episodic Walking Dead games by TellTale for 80% off, or $18.95. Otherwise each individual game is 70% off, except the newer third season, A New Frontier, which is 55% off.

Other bundle deals include the LEGO Bundle, Sherlock Holmes Bundle, and a D&D Bundle of ‘gold box’ classics. These are all ‘completion bundles.’ That means if you already own some of the games in the bundle, you’ll still get the deeper discount for purchasing the rest at an even cheaper price.

Here are some individual highlights of the GOG Halloween Sale:

  • Hotline Miami $1.99 (80% off)
  • Hotline Miami 2 $3.79 (75% off)
  • Dead Space $3.99 (80% off)
  • Saints Row IV: Game of the Century Edition $3.99 (80% off)
  • Darkest Dungeon $9.99 (60% off)
  • Outlast $2.99 (85% off)
  • Day of the Tentacle Remastered $5.09 (66% off)
  • SOMA $7.49 (75% off)

If you use both Steam and GOG for PC gaming, GOG Connect lets you add your Steam purchases into your GOG library for DRM-free, offline gaming goodness. It’s only available for specific, select games, and they usually trickle in slowly. The 2017 Halloween Sale opens up a whopping 30 games to GOG Connect. The mostly include horror games such as the Amnesia games and Walking Dead series.

To use GOG Connect you’ll need to sign in with your Steam account and make sure your settings are set to Public.

The GOG Halloween Sale ends November 2. If you believe the (usually correct) rumors, the Steam Halloween Sale should be starting soon as well.

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Humble Store End of Summer Sale Features Free Walking Dead

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The Humble Store is featuring an End of Summer Sale for their library of PC games. Until 10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern on September 9 you can also grab The Walking Dead Season 1 for free. The End of Summer Sale ends September 21.

All of the Telltale episodic adventure games are on sale up to 80% off (aside from The Walking Dead’s 100% off). The Walking Dead Season 2 is $4.99 (80% off) and Season 3, A New Frontier, is $9.99 (60% off). My personal favorite Telltale game, Tales from the Borderlands, is $4.99 (80% off). You can also find Game of Thrones ($5.99), Batman ($6.24), and the currently ongoing Guardians of the Galaxy ($12.49) on sale.

Here are some more highlighted deals. Note that every game purchase results in a Steam key except The Witcher 3, which must be redeemed through GOG. A few games provide both Steam and GOG keys as indicated.

  • XCOM 2 $23.99 (60% off)
  • The Witcher 3 $24.99 (50% off)
  • Slime Rancher $13.39 (33% off, Steam + GOG)
  • Borderlands 2: Game of the Year $9.99 (75% off)
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel $11.99 (70% off)
  • Hyper Light Drifter $9.99 (50% off)
  • Darkest Dungeon $9.99 (75% off)
  • Prison Architect $7.49 (75% off)
  • Valkyria Chronicles $4.99 (75% off)
  • Starbound $9.89 (34% off, Steam + GOG)
  • Rocket League $11.99 (40% off)
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization VI $38.99 (35% off)

Humble’s sale fits snugly in between the various summer and fall sales that Steam and GOG run. Obviously getting The Walking Dead for free is a great deal. The Telltale games seem to have the best sale prices. The Walking Dead Season 2, A New Frontier, and Guardians of the Galaxy sale prices are historic lows compared to the most recent Steam sales.

The End of Summer Sale ends September 21. Free Walking Dead ends September 9.

 

GOG Sale Offering $3 Mystery Game Piñatas, Deadlight for Free

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PC gaming digital store GOG has unveiled a new sale called Piñata Madness. In addition to many games on sale you can purchase a piñata for $3. Instead of candy these piñatas hold a mystery game from a list of over 100 games. On top of that you can grab Deadlight: Director’s Cut for free, just by clicking on the button on the GOG front page. The Piñata Madness sale will end August 21.

GOG states that the piñata mystery games are full games (no DLC) worth between $5.99 and $44.99. That makes each purchase a good bargain. But you still don’t know what you’re going to get, and sale prices could make any game comparably cheap anyway. For example, Heroes of Might and Magic III is currently on sale for $3.39.

Here’s a list of other notable games on sale during the Piñata Madness:

  • No Man’s Sky $23.99 (60% off)
  • Darkest Dungeon $9.99 (60% off)
  • Pillars of Eternity $17.99 (60% off)
  • War for the Overworld $10.49 (65% off)
  • Dreamfall Chapters $14.99 (40% off)
  • Invisible Inc  $5.99 (70% off)
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons $2.99 (80% off)
  • Shadowrun: Hong Kong $4.99 (75% off)
  • Batman: The Telltale Series $8.79 (65% off)

If you’re curious there’s a thread on reddit where people list the games they’ve received in the mystery piñatas. Examples include Terraria ($9.99), Tesla Effect ($19.99), Amnesia: The Dark Descent ($19.99), Shelter ($9.99), and Deponia 3 ($19.99).

Note that you won’t get any duplicates of games you already own through GOG. However GOG makes no such distinction between games you may already own on other digital stores such as Steam (other than the games on GOG Connect).

New games will be added to the pool of mystery games, but any piñata will be assigned its game at the time of purchase.

The 2017 Piñata Madness sale will end August 21.

 

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GOG Summer Sale Begins Today for PC Games

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PC gaming digital distributor GOG.com is kicking off their Summer Sale today. The Sale includes over 1500 discounts of up to 90% off. Any purchase during the sale will net a free copy of spaceship sim Rebel Galaxy. The GOG Summer Sale will last for two weeks.

GOG is home to older classic games as well as newer indie titles. It offers an alternative to Steam where you can permanently download games to your hard drive, no license required. Highlights of the GOG Summer Sale include: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game of the Year (50% off), Pillars of Eternity (60% off), Stardew Valley (33% off), and Night in the Woods (15% off).

To help navigate the large library of games, GOG has put together a few dozen lists. Some of the collections are general recommendations based on genre, while others were submitted by other websites and popular YouTube and Twitch gamers, including PC Gamer, Eurogamer, Yogscast, and Day9.

Surrounding the Summer Sale will be a Choose Your Own Adventure style RPG called Adventure on Mystery Island. This meta game will be played out via Twitter polls. Rebel Galaxy is mentioned as the reward for the first adventure, so it’s possible more free games are yet to come.

The Summer Sale also brings back another round of GOG Connect. GOG Connect lets you connect your Steam account to your GOG library, letting you redeem select Steam games into non-DRM versions. A total of 40 games can be given the GOG Connect treatment, including The Walking Dead: Season 1, Amnesia: the Dark Descent, and Brutal Legend.

.The GOG Summer Sale ends June 20. Note that the free copy of Rebel Galaxy may take some time to arrive due to internet traffic.

 

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Bethesda RPGs Fallout, Oblivion Now Available on GOG.com

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The DRM-free digital distribution provider GOG.com has officially added three of Bethesda’s RPGs to their catalog. Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion can now be purchased and played on PC without requiring Steam. All three games are being sold in their Game of the Year editions which include all officially released DLC.

As part of the release, the new additions as well as older Fallout and Elder Scrolls games are on sale throughout the weekend. Grab PC gaming classics like Fallout, Fallout 2 and The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind for 75% off. Fallout 3, New Vegas, and Oblivion are currently 50% off at $9.99 each.

Fallout 3 launched in 2008 as a massive 3D overhaul to the 90’s RPG series. Fallout: New Vegas released two years later, and was actually developed by Obsidian Entertainment. It was extremely buggy on release but has since been patched, and the four DLC packs were all well-received. New Vegas is generally considered the superior title but both games are fun post-apocalyptic romps within huge worlds.

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion needs no introduction. Launched in 2006 it quickly became the benchmark for RPGs for the previous generation. It helped pave the way for modern open-world games, as well as the then-entirely new concept of Downloadable Content. Hardcore Elder Scrolls fans remain reminiscent for Morrowind, and 2011’s Skyrim is the behemoth best-seller that shattered records. But Oblivion is still a solid open-world adventure to lose dozens if not hundreds of hours in.

The Fallout and Elder Scrolls Sale ends Tuesday, June 6.