How GTA 5 Became a Top-Selling Game

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There’s a good chance you’ve heard about a little game called Grand Theft Auto 5.  After all, the game has sold more than 80 million copies worldwide, not accounting for digital sales. Either your kid plays it, a friend plays it, or you yourself hop into the virtual world of Los Santos for an hour or two after work once in a while. GTA 5 is the best selling non-bundled game of all time.

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PlayStation TV is on Sale for $20

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 The PlayStation TV is a little box that hooks up to your TV and lets you play games and watch TV, as well as stream games from an existing PS4 to another TV in your house. It’s on sale for $19.99 at Best Buy right now, down from $79.99.

The main attraction here is the ability to play PS Vita games. In fact, it basically is a PS Vita, albeit one that hooks up to your TV and requires a regular PlayStation controller (Dualshock 3 or Dualshock 4) to use. Not all Vita games work on PS TV though. If you are a PlayStation Now subscriber, however, you can stream the PlayStation, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation 3 games that you have access to, and play them through the PlayStation TV.

While the PS TV has streaming capabilities and now supports Hulu Plus, Crunchyroll, MLB.TV and others, it still doesn’t have Netflix. PlayStation 4 streaming apps like HBO Go and Amazon Instant Video will probably not appear on PlayStation TV.

Still, $20 is not a bad deal.


No Flash Deals on Steam This Holiday Season

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Steam will not be having any flash sales or daily deals this holiday season. Instead, the digital distribution service will host scheduled sales windows.

The fall sale will start November 25 and will run through December 1 at 10 AM Pacific. The winter sale starts December 22, and ends January 4.

Eurogamer reports that Valve wrote to developers and publishers confirming that Steam will have no flash or daily deals this winter. “We’ll still be highlighting your top games on the front page for 24-48 hour spans,” Valve said, “but those products will stay at their most competitive discount, before and after being featured.”

In other words, definitely check out the highlights on Steam’s front page, but don’t worry about the deals disappearing. They’ll be available at the same discount for the duration of the sale.

“It’s not a major change, but it does make the sale a lot more valuable for customers, and it allows us to build sale features that recommend your product all sale long, instead of just during its front page feature,” says Valve.