COMPETITION | Win a Copy of XCOM, NZXT HUE and Oblivion Systems Steam Controller



Happy Friday Folks! With the huge success of XCOM 2, we want to offer you all a chance at getting your hand on this great game! So we have teamed up with NZXT and Oblivion Systems to bring you an awesome giveaway to take the fight back to the Advent!

We are offering 2 winners the chance to both win a copy of XCOM 2 along with an NZXT HUE+ great way to truly customise your PC and a Steam Controller courtesy of Oblivion Systems.

Also remember we have the Ultimate XCOM Squad Competition currently going on in the forums too.

Best of Luck Everyone and Welcome Back Commander!


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The competition closes at 11:59 PM UTC on 18th February
Prizes may not be exchanged for cash or GMG credit 
Click here for our full list of terms and conditions.

COMPETITION | XCOM Ultimate Squad


Welcome Back, Commander!
One of the coolest things about XCOM: Enemy Unknown and XCOM 2 is the ability to make your friends, send them out on missions and watch them all die in a variety of horrible ways. 
To celebrate with the release of XCOM 2 last week, we're running a competition to win a whole bunch of Firaxis / XCOM swag.
From either XCOM: Enemy Unknown or XCOM 2, we want to see your Ultimate Squad. Sending the Jackson 5 out on Patrol? A selection of Horror Movie legends to battle the aliens? The cast of 90210 to steal technology? Show us your best team! 
HOW TO ENTER: 
Post up a screenshot of your squad in either XCOM: Enemy Unknown / Enemy Within or XCOM 2 with a little description of who they are.  Click here to enter your ultimate squad
The main winner will win - 
* A copy of the XCOM 2: Resurrection novel!
The Art of XCOM 2 book!
* An XCOM 2 t-shirt!
* Assorted Civilization: Beyond Earth goodies!
We're also going to pick two runners up!
One lucky runner up will win a copy of the novel and art book, while another will get a t-shirt. Go you!
We're running the competition from now until Wednesday 17th February 1pm GMT. We'll announce winners on the following Friday!

Top Five PC Games Featuring Alien Invasions



XCOM 2 is just around the corner, and as we prepare to take earth back, we thought we'd have a quick look at five other fantastic PC games that feature aliens invading our home planet.

COMPETITION | Win the Tomb Raider Collection & a COUGAR 500K Gaming Keyboard

Tomb Raider Collection + COUGAR Rise of the Tomb Raider has finally arrived on PC, and we can't wait to get stuck into Lara's latest adventure!

To celebrate, we're giving our community the opportunity to win the ultimate Tomb Raider Collection, along with a super swish COUGAR 500K Gaming Keyboard!

Best of luck everyone!
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The competition closes at 11:59 PM UTC on February 4th
Prizes may not be exchanged for cash or GMG credit 
Click here for our full list of terms and conditions.

Partner Spotlight: PDP Afterglow Prismatic Controller

Every person is different, and games differently. The sign of a good controller is one that allows players to game in their preferred way, with customisation and adaptability being a desirable quality in a lot of devices. Recently, I had the opportunity to get hands on with the PDP Afterglow controller, which delivered on that front, and more.

Five Reasons We Love Dragon's Dogma



Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen has finally, finally arrived on PC, and we couldn't be happier, and here are five reasons you should probably put Capcom's action-packed RPG in your face.

Buy now: http://www.greenmangaming.com/dragons-dogma-dark-arisen/


COMPETITION | XCOM 2 Community Event

Win the chance to join a select handful of operatives at 2K’s secret bunker in Windsor (UK) at 4PM GMT Friday 29th January, for a special briefing, to go hands-on and play XCOM 2 several days ahead of release, chat to XCOM liaison officers from 2K Games, and meet some of the UK’s top streamers and content creators, including Valkia, QueenE, Lionheartx10 and more.

Any pre-purchase order of XCOM 2 or XCOM 2: Digital Deluxe before 11:59 PM GMT on Thursday 21st January, will automatically enter you into a competition to launch an early strike against the Advent forces.

There are a few spare seats left on the Avenger – the repurposed alien craft that this new, underground XCOM organisation are using as a mobile base in XCOM 2. To increase your chances of being part of this special mission, enter our community competition below, and let us know why you love the XCOM series. XCOM 2 Community Event
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Terms and Conditions
Competition will end 11:59 PM on Thursday 21st January, 2016
Entrants must be over 18
Entrants must be able to attend the event at 4PM GMT on Friday 29th January 2016 in Windsor, UK – note that transport and accommodation will not be provided
Entrants must have a Green Man Gaming account
Prize has no monetary value and may not be exchanged or sold
Click here for general Terms and Conditions


COMPETITION | Win a copy of Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen and a Venom UK Challenger Bundle

Dragon's Dogma & VENOM Happy New Year folks! There are some cracking games coming up this month, and one of them is Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen.

Capcom's fantastic action-RPG finally arrives on PC next week, and we're giving our community the chance to win one of three copies up for grabs, with the top winner also receiving a PC PRO Challenger Bundle from Venom!

The competition will run until 11:59 PM UTC on 14th January, with the winners announced shortly afterwards.

Best of luck everyone!
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The competition closes at 11:59 PM UTC on 14th January
Prizes may not be exchanged for cash or GMG credit 
Click here for our full list of terms and conditions.

What's your most anticipated game of 2016? | #GMGasks

In a year packed with awesome games, we've been spoilt for choice throughout 2015. But that's nearly over, so time to throw that year into the trash and talk about 2016. Will VR make a splash? Will cars be powered with lazers?

And, most importantly, what's your most anticipated game of 2016? #GMGasks

From the likes of XCOM 2 to Deus Ex, from No Man's Sky to Dark Souls III, 2016 is shaping up to also be one hell of a year for gaming.


You can find all of our past #GMGasks coverage right here!

Your game of 2015 | #GMGasks

2015 has been one fine year for video games. From the fantasy epic of The Witcher 3, the return of Big Boss in the stealth puzzle of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, to an epic wasteland adventure in Fallout 4.

This week, we're asking you what has been your favourite game this year #GMGasks

A personal highlight has been Fuzzy's constant use of this gif over the year. Inspired! 


You can find all of our past #GMGasks coverage right here!

#GreenTeam Tips – How to Make the Most of your Affiliate Link

So, you’ve signed up to the Green Man Gaming affiliate partner programme, you’re a member of the #GreenTeam, and you've got yourself a swish new affiliate link. What now?

Well, we’ve put together a little guide to making the most of your newfound powers!

Partner Spotlight | Venom "Warrior" Mechanical Keyboard

Stepping into the spotlight this week is the PC PRO Warrior mechanical keyboard from Venom, and James M is back to see if it lives up to its name.

Packaging isn't everything, but the sturdy cardboard in nice understated matte black does rather suggest something worth protecting inside. Perhaps it's just me, but it brings up luxurious connotations in my mind. Open up the box and the first thing that greets you is some seriously bold red. The Warrior is all matte black steel mixed in with bright and bold red plastic. It's a hefty device, strong and durable, and one that leaves a lasting impression. Love or hate it, you won’t be forgetting this beast in a hurry.

The look may prove divisive, but I personally love the throwback, nostalgic feel. The Warrior is bold, brazen, and looks even better in real life than it does in the photos. The backlighting is excellent – with the raised arch design giving the keyboard plenty of underglow...Need For Speed eat your heart out! I've seen keyboards nearly twice its price (the Warrior retails for around £55-60) that are nowhere near as bright and consistent as this.
You won't get the millions of colour combinations that Chroma ranges will offer, but the Warrior's blue and red LEDs can be combined to make purple. The colour controls are simple but effective, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that the Warrior remembers your colour choices when you unplug and replug.

Top Five Star Wars Games That Need A Comeback



It's happening! New Star Wars arrives this week and we couldn't be more excited! There are some fantastic Star Wars titles out there, and with Battlefront having returned this year, we got thinking about five other Star Wars game series that need a comeback.

How about you, folks! What are your favourite Star Wars games? What games would you like to see from the franchise going forwards? Hit us up in the comments, and may the Force be with you.

What's your favourite Star Wars gaming moment? – #GMGasks

Licensed games often get a bad rap, and often rightfully so, but there have been some utterly brilliant Star Wars games over the years, giving us some truly spine-tingling moments of sheer escapist joy.

This week's Top Five will take a look at five Star Wars titles we'd love to see make a comeback, but for our #GMGasks, we'd love to know what some of your favourite Star Wars gaming moments have been.
Is it running down Desann in Jedi Outcast? Any time HK-47 opens his mouth in KOTOR? Was it the first time you ever played Super Star Wars, or did the Death Star Trench Run in Rogue Squadron II? Let us know in the comments, and may the force be with you!

Fuzzy_Pixels

Partner Spotlight | Strike Pack Paddle Tech (Lime)

This week for Partner Spotlight, I got to try out the Strike Pack, courtesy of LimeXB360. With Microsoft touting the Elite controller, and plenty of expensive options out there like the Scuf models, it was great to go hands-on with something a little more affordable. Would the Strike Pack deliver precision performance without breaking the bank?

The box contains two paddle types – raised and flat, screws for assembly, an Allen key, a USB cable, and a little help booklet. It's important to note that the controller itself is not included, so you'll have to factor that into the overall price (the Strike Pack itself goes for £39.99). However, it's incredibly convenient and you'll be up and running in minutes. That extra USB cable means that you don't have to hard mod your existing controllers at all.
Starting up with the Strike Pack was incredibly easy. You simply choose the paddle set that you want and snap into place around the battery pack. Easy to replace with the provided tools, the paddles can be mapped not only to the face buttons, but the shoulder buttons, even the L3 and R3 stick buttons. To set movements to the paddles is incredibly easy as well: you press the button on the Strike Pack above the paddle you want to set, then simply press the corresponding face/stick/trigger button o want to map. Simple but effective customisation.

Partner Spotlight | Venom PC PRO Challenger Mouse and Mat

We've been getting in so much stuff from our partners, that we've expanded Tech Tuesday. Welcome to the new, shinier Partner Spotlight, where we'll continue shining a light on some of the best gaming accessories out there from our awesome partners. This week, Karl investigates the Venom PC PRO Challenger Mouse and Mat.

Happy Birthday Team 17 – A Top Five Special



With Team 17 celebrating 25 years of awesomeness this week, and given we're partnering up for a sweet sale this weekend, here are five titles from the publisher that you should definitely have a look at.

Shop now: http://goo.gl/36eSNq
Remember to use FUZZYP-IXELS1-SAVE20 for 20% off!

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#GMGasks | Surprise of 2015

As we're winding down for the year, it's time to reflect on the weird and wonderful world of these 'videoed games' that we all seem so keen on.

For the rest of this month, we're going to ask about some key moments of 2015, starting with our first question – What's been the game that pleasantly surprised you the most this year? #GMGasks

Around the office, we've been blown away by simply sprawling nature of The Witcher 3, the western XCOM-alike of Hard West, and Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide coming out of nowhere and making us relive our monster bashing co-op dreams again.

You can find all of our past #GMGasks coverage right here!

GMG Partner Spotlight | Infinity Crates – "Warrior" Funboxing



Fuzzy gets to grips with the Warrior themed Infinity Crate. See more from Infinity Crates here: https://www.infinitycrates.co.uk/

COMPETITION | Win a copy of Star Wars Battlefront, Rainbow 6 Siege and MadCatz F.R.E.Q. te Headset





We've teamed up with MadCatz for this week's competition, to give you the chance of winning a copy of Star Wars Battlefront, Rainbow 6 Siege and a MadCatz F.R.E.Q. te Headset!

Rainbow 3/ Star Wars and Madcatz

The competition will run until 11:59 PM UTC on 10th December, with the winners announced shortly afterwards.

Best of luck folks!

AlexOfTheLivin1
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The competition closes at 11:59 PM UTC on 10th December
Prizes may not be exchanged for cash or GMG credit 
Click here for our full list of terms and conditions.

#GMGasks | What video game character would you like to party with?

It's coming to the end of the year, and we're thinking about how to hide indoors rather than going outside in the cold. And throwing Christmas parties.

If you're throwing a party, there's some things you need to carefully consider. Snacks, drinks – and who to invite. This week, we want to know – What video game character would you like to party with?  #GMGasks

Around the office, we think that Toejam & Earl would totally bring the funk, Eddie Riggs from Brütal Legend would keep everyone happy, and Lamar Davis from Grand Theft Auto V would make a fantastic person to get into scrapes and japes. 

You can find all of our past #GMGasks coverage right here!

Tech Tuesday | ORIGIN PC BlackWidow Chroma Keyboard

ORIGIN PC has partnered up with Razer, the industry leader in gaming peripherals, to bring the ultimate keyboard, mouse and mousepad. Using Razer’s proven formula for delivering the utmost quality without sacrificing performance, ORIGIN PC has chosen some of the best Razer has to offer with ORIGIN PC peripherals. The keyboard, mouse and mousepad puts the power of your ORIGIN PC at your fingertips giving you the tools you need to obliterate the competition.

The Ultimate Keyboard: Superior Tactile Keyboard with Looks to Match

The ORIGIN PC BlackWidow Chroma mechanical key technology provides a distinctive tactile feedback in form of a light pronounced tap to your fingers giving you an entirely new feel on your keyboard. With its optimized actuation force of 50g and a reduced actuation distance of 2 mm the ORIGIN PC BlackWidow Chroma mechanical keyboard allows you to actuate your commands faster than on any other standard gaming keyboard.

COMPETITION | Win a copy of Just Cause 3 and a pair of GUNNAR Haus Onyx glasses

We've teamed up with GUNNAR Optiks for this week's competition, to give you the chance of winning a copy of the explosive Just Cause 3 along with a pair of GUNNAR Haus Onyx gaming glasses!

Just Cause 3 & GUNNAR
The competition will run until 11:59 PM UTC on 3rd December, with the winners announced shortly afterwards.

Best of luck folks!

Fuzzy_Pixels
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The competition closes at 11:59 PM UTC on 3rd December
Prizes may not be exchanged for cash or GMG credit 
Click here for our full list of terms and conditions.

Green Thursday Giveaway - Fallout 4


Why wait for Black Friday when we there’s GREEN THURSDAY? Green Man Gaming is already offering amazing games at jaw-dropping prices.

The Playfire Team wants to jump into the Black Friday craziness too, so we’ve prepared 3 giveaways for 3 of the best games of the year.

The Goods | Black Friday Special Update – 26/11/15



Login now for Early Access to our five-day Black Friday sale

Christmas beckons, but before we plunge into December,m it's all about Black Friday weekend, and boy do we have some hot buttered awesomeness lined up for you. Kicking off today on Green Thursday, we'll have rotating offers every 24 hours, with new deals every day, flash sales, blockbuster bargains, and more.

It's gets even better too. If you've got a Green Man Gaming account, not only will you get exclusive VIP discounts on our daily offer, but you'll be able to access each day of the sale early by logging in from 10AM GMT and shopping VIP style.

Pretty awesome, right? Well, let's take a sneak peek at some of the titles we're going to have in our Black Friday Weekender in this week's special edition of The Goods.

Top Five Robots In PC Gaming



With Fallout 4 topping the charts, and given that the series has its fair share of awesome mechanical companions (yes Codsworth we're looking at you) for this week's top five we thought we'd take a look at some of the best robots in PC gaming.

#GMGasks | Who should accompany you in the wasteland?

Fallout 4 is filled with all sorts of colorful characters for you to meet, shoot in the face, and accompany you across the wasteland.

However, there's only so many people you can roll with across The Commonwealth, so we want to know - Who would you pick to buddy up with in the wasteland? #GMGasks

Fancy rolling with a wise-cracking
Guardian?
In the office, we've picked Lara Croft from Tomb Raider, Cayde-6 from Destiny, and the assassin-bot HK-47 from Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic.

You can find all of our past #GMGasks coverage right here!

Tech Tuesday | The Fallout PC


For this week's Tech Tuesday, we are looking at (slobbering over) the special edition Fallout 4 rig created by our chums at Oblivion Systems.

You may have seen a picture of this beauty of a PC in our partner competition with Mad Catz and The Sun newspaper (it's still running, click here to enter).

The case is decked out in vault colours with blue and yellow panels, mounts and fans, to make it it look Vault-Tec approved both inside and out. Vault Boy himself takes pride of place on the front of the case, the friendly face hiding the monster of a machine beneath.

The machine is a high-end build customized for ultimate gaming experience with an i5 Intel Skylake processor and GeForce GTX 960 providing much of the grunt, and a speedy SSD to ensure things run quick and smooth.

Buy the Fallout 4 PC here >>

Green Man Gaming Weekly Charts | Best-Selling Games 23/11/15



In a new video feature airing every Monday from 6PM GMT, we present the Green Man Gaming Weekly Charts as we count down the five best-selling games on GMG from the previous week.

Can Fallout 4 retain its crown? Watch to find out!

WEEKLY COMPETITION | Win Hard West & a Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. TE Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

We've teamed up with Gambitious and Mad Catz for this week's competition, to give you the chance of winning awesome turn-based strategy western Hard West and a S.T.R.I.K.E. TE mechanical keyboard.

Hard West + Mad Catz
The competition will run until 11:59 AM UTC on 26th November, with the winners announced shortly afterwards.

Best of luck folks!

Fuzzy_Pixels
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The competition closes at 11:59 AM UTC on 26th November
Prizes may not be exchanged for cash or GMG credit 
Click here for our full list of terms and conditions.