Friday, 22 August 2014

Chinese Payment Update

To all our Chinese customers,

Thanks for your patience while we work to finalise the functionality of our new payment systems. These payment methods will allow you to interact with our site in more ways, and are part of our plan to expand our supported payment methods globally. We introduced these a few days ago, but took them offline shortly afterwards in order to finalise functionality.

We hope to be back online shortly, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused over the last few days.

We hope to be up and running with you all very soon,

The Green Man Gaming Team

Friday's Rewards - 22/08/2014

Hey folks,

Hope y'all are looking forward to the weekend, I know we are here at Playfire HQ! We've got a cracking mix of rewards today, with some new releases and some old favourites!

Looking to recapture some of the sparkle that classic multiplayer games brought to us years ago, Jamsouls features platform elements that fit cohesively with the game's bombastic fighting. The result is a fast paced game indeed. The game has a cast of nine evil beings who've been set free from Pandora’s Box - each rocks a powerful special attack and feels unique to play with. Perhaps you can help force these dastardly evils back into Pandora’s Box using Playfire Rewards!

Putting the Box to one side, we'd like to invite you on a trip to Pandora in 2K's awesome Borderlands 2. Whether you're well travelled here or are putting on your vault hunting gear for the first time, there's GMG Credit awaiting you deep in the depths of those bountiful holes! There will be plenty of opportunity to play Borderlands 2 this weekend and you could say it would be a rewarding experience! With Borderlands the pre-sequel coming later on this year there's never been a better time to rake in some 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.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Feature: Hard West

Hey folks,

It seems the good, the bad and the ugly hang around the Kickstarter saloon. In Hard West we have the good, the badass and a game to eagerly await. It's being developed by an experienced team consisting of developers from the Call of Juarez and Dead Island series, and the ideas are original and distinct enough to grab our attention.

In essence, it's an amalgamation of gritty western and the surreal nature of the supernatural - all the while seeking to create an atmosphere that evokes uncertainty and tension. It’s their way of applying an interesting twist to the standard Western formula. The notion conjures very fond memories of Red Dead Redemption's Zombie Nightmare DLC, which was a cracking romp. If Hard West is able to pull off its own brand of unnatural surrealism it would certainly be worth diving into.

Thursday's Rewards - 21/08/2014

Hey folks,

Hope y'all are having a good week! We have rewards for an exciting early access game, Invisible, Inc. which will be sending players to a grim future, where they shall battle evil corporations from the shadows!

The game casts the player as the shadowy Operator, who directs a team of highly trained sneaky spy types around procedurally generated missions as you attempt to make a tasty profit from undertaking corporate espionage of the highest order. The art style reverberates character and the RPG elements will keep players hooked in as they decipher the secrets of your mysterious employer. While hunting down these secrets, Playfire Rewards will be loitering in the shadows, quietly pulling strings of its own.

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.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Chat: Horror Revival

Hey folks,

Having cleaned up after finishing the trouser-ruiningly scary P.T, the excitement for new horror games has set in. There's a storied history of interesting horror releases, with Indie devs leading the way when it comes to bladder loosening terror. The Amnesia titles, The Dark Descent and A Machine for Pigs, both immersive, dark and incredibly sinister.

Slender Man is another game that's incredibly simple in its execution, but truly shines as an exemplary horror experience that you want to share with friends and discuss online. It's the Twitch era of horror, where streaming live scares is the go-to activity for any jump-scare nuts.

Triple-A horror gaming appeared to have peaked with Silent Hill 2. Without having to pull out set pieces or general jump scare tactics, Silent Hill’s clinging atmosphere creates tension through it’s very existence, making the player feel truly alone all the while building the sense of impending doom. If you look at big budget horror from the last few years you will be saddened by the lack of scares on offer, but the P.T. is the herald of what is to come, with Silent Hills beckoning with the promise that gamers will ‘shit their pants’. The Evil Within, Alien Isolation and other gems are also being developed as we speak, and will hopefully create a renaissance in horror. For better or worse...

What's your favourite horror game? Being even more specific - what's your favourite scare in any game ever? What horror title are you most looking forward to, and how do you think the rise of indie horror games and Twitch has shaped the kind of horror experiences we get today? Answers on a bloodstained postcard!

Tom (Broadfoot88)

50 Games You Must Play Before You Die: 11 - 1

50 Games You Must Play
Before You Die...

We're at the final stretch, counting down to number one. It's been an eventful couple of weeks, but we're finally revealing the toppest dogs at the top of our list of top dogs. These are the games you simply have to play, no matter who you are or what genres you prefer. These ten games won't disappoint...

Wednesday's Rewards - 20/08/2014

If Playfire HQ was taken over by the Knights Templar we wouldn’t look to Assassins sporting over-the-top cloaks with fancy hidden daggers to come save us - we’d turn to everyone’s favourite Patent Attorney, George Stobbart, the star of the epic Broken Sword series.

The series debuted in the mid 90s when adventure games were at the zenith of the industry with Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars is one of the shiniest jewels in the gem-encrusted crown of the genre. The series success continued into the new millennium, with its latest iteration, The Serpent’s Curse, being a Kickstarter success. This ensured that a new generation of gamer would have the opportunity to discover a great series, as well as great characters and some of the finest writing in games full-stop.

So when you go on your adventures with George Stobbart and Nico Collard you’ll have Playfire Rewards to be your ever loyal sidekick! Broken Sword will be coming to GMG later today, so look to the site later if you fancy undertaking a great adventure with GMG! We’ve also got rewards for the dark fantasy RTS, King’s Bounty: Dark Side, which is sure to be a delicious experience - just be wary of eating poisoned apples.

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.