Friday's Rewards - 31/10/2014


Farming Simulator is best described as alpha and omega - the beginning and the end. The game that always was and which is still to come. This is the crown jewel of simulators, begotten of the thrill of being about to take control of huge machines while donning a virtual flat cap.

This year, Farming Sim is rocking a new graphics and physics engine, so it looks amazing. With over 140 authentic tools and vehicles to propagate the land with, the experiences on offer when growing either a revamped North American farm or the new Nordic environment are endlessly varied. Being able to invite up to 15 friends to lend a hand is also great and there is plenty of fun on offer!

The new Voucher rewards for the next week are: Skyrim, Lords of the Fallen and Dishonored. Play any of these titles for an hour and receive a 25% off voucher to use on GMG!

If you haven't tried the Playfire Rewards BETA and want to participate, it's easy, just log into Playfire with your Green Man Gaming email address and password, sign in with Steam. For more information check out our FAQ.

Thursday's Rewards - 30/10/2014


In gorgeously noir adventure, The Detail, the developers looked to bring style together with story in a tale that channels HBO’s The Wire.

This is a crime thriller where you play characters from either side of the blue line, controlling the actions of a grizzled veteran detective as he seeks answers a perhaps a touch of justice when investigating a brutal gangland murder. Players will also control a reformed criminal, living in a dangerous part of town; his morality is often called into question when his family's safety becomes and issue. The clues that you find will help point the finger, but it will be down to you as to where the storyline goes, with promises that your actions will have real consequences. One consequence we can guarantee is that you can earn some credit for playing with Playfire Rewards!

If you haven't tried the Playfire Rewards BETA and want to participate, it's easy, just log into Playfire with your Green Man Gaming email address and password, sign in with Steam. For more information check out our FAQ.

Chat: The Harrowing


As All Hallows' Eve approaches you can guarantee something will remind you it’s the spooky time of year. In a gaming sense, one thing that has caught my eye over previous Halloween holidays is the effort that goes into providing a spooky events to honour this great yearly occasion. I thought it might be fun to talk a little about some of my personal favourites.

Wednesday's Rewards - 29/10/2014

Gamers seem to have become an awfully masochistic bunch. The resurgence of the roguelike and the popularity of the super tough RPG suggests that we like being reminded that there are things in life much bigger that us, and they are more than willing to break our sandcastles. In this vein we’ve received Lords of the Fallen.

Lords of the Fallen caters perfectly to fans of nail bitingly tough RPGs, but steps have been taken to allow for players to experience it without wanting to throw a controller at their own head. It still boasts an admirable challenge - enemies and bosses can't be taken down with ease, and they'll murder the cavalier player if they don’t show them respect, but this is more of a game for everyone. You should take a look if fantasy is your bag.

If you haven't tried the Playfire Rewards BETA and want to participate, it's easy, just log into Playfire with your Green Man Gaming email address and password, sign in with Steam. For more information check out our FAQ.

Game Night - This week, Killing Floor!


The Week's Game Night

Last week's session of Quake Live was short but sweet. Thanks to those that took part. This week, we'll be playing Killing Floor - no doubt this will give us the opportunity to play the spooky Halloween maps!

Details for all those that want to get involved:
  • Where: This Thursday, 30/10/2014 @ 7pm UTC
  • What: Killing Floor - Available on GMG - will require a free Steam account to play. 
  • How: Join the Playfire Steam PC Gamers Group Chat and we'll get the ball rolling!

It'll be good fun! Do remember that it doesn't matter how experienced you are, or whether you've even played the game at all - all that matters is being better than the community managers (and having fun)!

Tuesday's Rewards - 28/10/2014


It is amazing what games are able to do with a simple art design and a deep colour pallet. Dungeon of the Endless serves as an amazing example for this as it presents pixel art which just pops out of the screen, breathing life into a game which prides itself on taking it away from the player.

The game opens with a prison transport ship easing towards Auriga Prime with a cargo of criminals, to be set to work mining the planets resources, as penance for their crimes back home. On arrival in the system, there is a rude reminder that there is much about the galaxy that has yet to be discovered in the form of a sophisticated defence system. These defences wreak havoc on the ship, leading to each of the cells jettisoning their human cargo to the surface. This is the only part of the game where the player is spared death, which awaits around every corner poised to end that given run. It neatly sets the scene for what is a frantic romp through procedurally generated environments where if you are not prepared for anything, you will probably die!

If you haven't tried the Playfire Rewards BETA and want to participate, it's easy, just log into Playfire with your Green Man Gaming email address and password, sign in with Steam. For more information check out our FAQ.

Trick or Treat! Up to 90% off Batman & more!

SPOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKY
Get up to 90% off in our Haunted House of frightful treats

Come in, come in! Welcome to our house of horrors. Don't take your shoes off - we can't guarantee you won't have spiders infested in them when you come to leave. Who knows if you'll even get to leave at all! Muhahahahaha.

Go on, stick your hand into our pot of misty green goo. You might get a gaming treat or an icky trick. What we can guarantee is that you'll get up to 90% off tons of amazing games, including and not limited to: 

Batman, L4D, Alan Wake, Resident Evil and MOREEEEE!


Deal of the Day! 

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Monday's Rewards - 20/10/2014


The life of a farmer is a tough one. When they're battling the seasons while tending to their cattle or crops, there's always a ton of hard work to be done. It isn’t too difficult to imagine that the lure of talking sheep would be too strong for any farming man, thus the land of Sproggiwood exists to offer entertainment.

A roguelike with some elements of a city-building RPG, Sproggiwood looks to be as mischievous as the Finnish folk whom much of the game is based. It features six classes for players to explore - ranging from the simple farmer to brave warrior. As well as its cutesy aesthetic it also boasts challenging foes to test your mettle. Explore a humorous world, filled with procedural dungeons and plenty of loot, and receive the Playfire Rewards bounty!

If you haven't tried the Playfire Rewards BETA and want to participate, it's easy, just log into Playfire with your Green Man Gaming email address and password, sign in with Steam. For more information check out our FAQ.

Get 20% off and 10 free games!

Evening people! 

This weekend you can get ten FREE games when you purchase any of these selected titles! 

Even better, you can also get 20% off* with our latest spooky site wide voucher! Not only can you get up to 90% off tons of games in our Trick or Treat deals (which also gives you the opportunity to win sweet gaming treats or icky tricks!) but it also makes pre-purchasing great upcoming titles even sweeter.

Just apply SPOOKY-TREATS-GMG20X at checkout!

Playfire Most Played: Winner!


We had a special Playfire award given out at the Golden Joysticks this year, given for the game which was played the most by Playfire’s PC users. One of the the bits of information that Playfire tracks is the amount of time played for any given game. This year an award was created to honour the game that you - the Playfire gamers - invested the most time over the past 12 months.

Rust was your most played game on Playfire this year! The amount of time people spent playing Rust was staggering and it stands as a testament to the game as well as it's players! To celebrate, if you play Rust for an hour you’ll receive a 25% off voucher, good for most of the games on Green Man Gaming!

VOUCHER REWARDS (BETA)

  • Rust - play for an hour - 25% off @GMG

Friday's Rewards - 24/10/2014


Few real-time strategy series have stood the test of time or received the same acclaim as Sid Meier's Civilization games. The latest iteration, Beyond Earth, looks to continue the high standards we've come to expect from its fantastic predecessors.

Beyond Earth has channelled the spirit of Alpha Centauri and blasted off into space, with players looking to colonise a new planet in the hopes of preserving the future of mankind. The new extraterrestrial environment pits you against the planet's poisonous miasma and indigenous alien species. With players aligning with the new world orders, to either coincide in harmony with the new world, create it in the image of earth or become so advanced that your colonists can go back to Earth as the newly advanced Overlords! However you decide to play, we’ll reward you for your time!

If you haven't tried the Playfire Rewards BETA and want to participate, it's easy, just log into Playfire with your Green Man Gaming email address and password, sign in with Steam. For more information check out our FAQ.

Golden Joysticks 2014: Game of the Year Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of our Game of the Year round-up for this year's Golden Joystick Awards!

Yesterday we revisited the first half of the nominee list, reliving our time with this epic bunch of great games. Now it's time for the rest!

Don't forget you can tune into the awards and watch live tomorrow Friday 24 October!

Civilization: Beyond Earth Composer Q&A


There are many elements that have to come together to create a game. One aspect that is often overlooked is the music. We've had the good fortune to touch base with Grant Kirkhope, who has been around the industry for the last 20 years. He's crafted the soundtracks for some brilliant titles including; Goldeneye, Kingdoms of Amalur and Banjo Kazooie - and has been part of the team which has created the soundtrack for Civ: Beyond Earth.

His work on BE has been described as being, "perhaps the most memorable aspect of the score is Grant Kirkhope’s contribution, which almost manages to steal the entire show in just 20 minutes," and we're very grateful that he has taken the time to chat to us!

Many thanks Grant.

Thursday's Rewards - 23/10/2014


There are numerous indie games knocking recently, complimenting what has been a heavy release period for triple-A games. Today brings Deathtrap, which is looking to make its mark as a tower defence action RPG.

Set in a realm beyond the mortal plane, the game's heroes guard ancient fortresses built to prevent hordes of monsters from wreaking havoc upon the world of men. In true tower defence form, these custodians have an arsenal of deadly traps which will devastate their foes. There are three classes, each with their own skill sets, each armed with tons of abilities to render monsters to a bloody mess. Take it for a spin, protect the mortal realm and earn some GMG credit for your troubles.

If you haven't tried the Playfire Rewards BETA and want to participate, it's easy, just log into Playfire with your Green Man Gaming email address and password, sign in with Steam. For more information check out our FAQ.

Golden Joysticks 2014: Game of the Year Part 1

2014 has been an amazing year for games. 

New consoles, new technology and new experiences have made the last twelve months an extremely exciting time to be a gamer. As sponsors for the iconic and prestigious Game of the Year award in Golden Joysticks 2014, we at GMG have given our thoughts on this impeccable bunch of 18 games, complete with our favourite memories of each!

To see which game takes home the award, watch live on this Friday 24th October!