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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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Capcom Winter Sale for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

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One of Nintendo’s best third-party publishers is having a sale throughout the holidays. The Capcom Winter Sale features big franchises like Monster Hunter, Phoenix Wright, and Resident Evil for half off or more on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Note that the sale only applies to digital versions purchased via the Nintendo eShop.

Nintendo 3DS:

  • Mega Man Legacy Collection $7.49 (50% off)
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate $9.99 (50% off)
  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate $19.99 (50% off)
  • Monster Hunter Generations $19.99 (50% off)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies $11.99 (70% off)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice $19.99 (33% off)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy $14.99 (50% off)
  • Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D $4.99 (75% off)
  • Resident Evil Revelations $4.99 (75% off)
  • Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition $4.99 (75% off)

Wii U:

  • DuckTales: Remastered $5.99 (60% off)
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara $5.99 (60% off)
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate $13.59 (65% off)
  • Resident Evil Revelations $9.99 (75% off)

The Mega Man Legacy Collection includes the first six 8-bit Mega Man games for the NES. The Phoenix Wright Trilogy includes the first three titles originally released for Nintendo DS, remastered for 3DS.

The best deal here is Monster Hunter Generations, which just released earlier this year in the US. Monster Hunter Generations received very positive reviews, and has an 87/100 on Metacritic. It was the best-selling game in the month of July, and helped boost 3DS sales this year. The $19.99 sale is its lowest price point yet.

I can personally vouch for DuckTales: Remastered. It’s a charming, beautiful recreation of one of the original NES’ best games, and very kid-friendly.

The sale ends on January 4.

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Steam Winter Sale and The Steam Awards Begin Today

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There are many Steam sales throughout the year – it’s one of PC gaming’s highest perks. But none more exciting than the end of the year Steam Winter Sale. It’s the best time to pick up any games you’ve been waiting on. And if you’re getting a new PC or upgrades this holiday, you can kiss your wallet goodbye.

As per the last few years, the Steam sales have scaled down their daily events and mini-games. Now it’s just down to the sale itself, which lasts for ten days, ending January 2nd, 2017.

A number of major 2016 releases are deeply discounted. Highlighted deals for the Steam Winter Sale include:

  • Doom (2016) $19.79 (67% off)
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division $24.99 (50% off)
  • Just Cause 3 $14.99 (75% off)
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided $19.79 (67% off)
  • Watch_Dogs 2 $40.19 (33% off)
  • Dark Souls III $29.99 (50% off)
  • Dishonored 2 $40.19 (33% off)
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Game of the Year Edition $29.99 (40% off)

The big difference this year is that the Steam Store has received some nice upgrades over the year to help curate the massive influx of games on Steam.

The first thing you’ll see are the highlighted deals, tailored to your gaming preferences. The Steam Store also has a few pre-set lists to browse through, such as “Old School Gems” and “Niche Favorites.” Finally you can earn two trading cards each day that you browse through your Discovery Queue twice, which is a custom list of games Steam thinks you’d be interested in.

Also happening alongside the Steam Winter Sale are the new Steam Awards. Each day of the Winter Sale a new multiple-choice category will be available to vote. Today’s is “Villain Most In Need of a Hug.” Finalists in each category were chosen by the Steam community during the Steam Autumn Sale. Each time you vote you can earn a trading card for The Steam Awards badge.