To celebrate the launch of our Playfire Plays series, and it's continuing success, we're running a giveaway!

All you need to do is enter below, and you'll be in the running to win some of the Total War: Warhammer gear we've got to give away!


Win Total War: Warhammer goodies! (UK ONLY)

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This competition closes on 11:59PM BST on June 24thrd
Prize is 6x Total War: Warhammer t-shirts
Prizes may not be exchanged for cash or Green Man Gaming Credit. 
Click here for a full list of Terms and Conditions 

#FreebieFriday Winners - Total War: Warhammer & Homefront: The Revolution


Over the past couple of weeks, we ran some competitions, offering you guys the ability to win a copy of either Homefront: The Revolution or Total War: Warhammer!

To win a copy of Homefront: The Revolution, all you needed to do was tell us what your favorite movie featuring freedom fighters was. Lots of you like Red Dawn!

Our first winner is TubbyKillerz, for picking a movie that I wouldn't have expected to see in the comments:

"Definitely would have to go with Ip Man"

The other winner of a copy of Homefront was to Archscythe:

"They Live (1988) - because, let's face it, nothing screams 'Liberation!' like takin' out a building full of well-monied elites, financiers and fatcats, while bringing down a Machiavellianmedia complex...'

The two winners of Total War: Warhammer, won by entering our Gleam competition and commenting on the Total War: Warhammer Playfire Plays.

Our first random winner was
 Mateusz Cichosz, and our second was Wayne Reid!

Congratulations to all of you winners! Pay attention to your Playfire PMs, you'll have your winnings in them shortly!

#FreebieFriday Hard Reset: Redux - 2 copies to give away!




This week's Playfire Plays is featuring Hard Reset: Redux! You can win a copy of the game simply by commenting on the video and sharing it!

Of Kings and Men announced!


Hey guys! The guys over at Green Man Gaming Publishing have just announced a brand new title, Of Kings and Men!

Introducing the Community Crew & E3 Rumours 2016!




Hello lovely Green Man Gaming crew. So, we've assembled the Avengers of Gaming. Alex, Charlie and Drew are our resident gaming experts, you can find out more about them here!  We've scoured all the deepest, darkest corners of the internet for the hottest E3 Rumours that are coming your way. There might be some chatter about murdering sacred chickens or which Spiderman is the best Spiderman, but it's all real. E3 is just round the corner, GET HYPED!

PF Alex 

#FreebieFriday - Hearts of Iron IV - 2 copies to Giveaway!




Hearts of Iron IV is out on Monday , and we've got 2 copies to giveaway! All you need to do is tell us what country you'll be taking over the world. Hearts of Iron IV is a game where you take control of one of the powers in World War 2, and fight to dominate Europe and the surrounding regions.

Content Creator's Corner: MegnaGaming


In this week's Content Creator's Corner, we chat with one of our resident streamers, MegaGaming!

Lifeless Release Date Announced!




We've got a hot new Lifeless announcement off of the press! The brand-new trailer takes a look at the hot player versus player action. Beautifully rendered in Unreal Engine 4, Lifeless is looking like a great zombie-survival title! When's it out, you say? Well. We're happy to say that Lifeless will be launching on the 16th of June in Early-Access on Steam!

Fancy getting a sweet 10% pre-launch discount on Green Man Gaming? Check out the link below!
https://www.greenmangaming.com/games/lifeless/

New Glitchrunners Update Coming Soon!



The Architect has become self aware!

Glitchrunners was launched as a second screen game - one screen for up to 4 runners and the second screen for the Architect.

With the new Glitchrunners update, up to four players can battle it out for the 'Powercube' against an Architect controlled by the computer. With varying difficulty levels and adaptive AI, this is a whole new way to play Glitchrunners – even a single player can duke it out against the computer-controlled Architect!

The update will be coming later this week!

The Black Death Version 0.05 - Out Now!


The new patch notes for The Black Deaths latest update are out now! Read on to find out what awesome new features have been added! Don't forget that you can pick up The Black Death right now, for £14.99!

#FreebieFriday - Total War: Warhammer - 2 copies up for grabs!



In this week's Freebie Friday, we're trying something new! To celebrate the release of Total War: Warhammer, we recorded a video! We'll be giving away two copies of Total War: Warhammer! To enter, all you need to do is watch the video as linked in the Gleam below! We'll be picking winners next Thursday, so you've a while to enter! Good luck!


Playfire Freebie Friday - Total War: Warhammer


This competition closes on 11:59 BST on June 2nd
Prize is 2x Total War: Warhammer keys
Prizes may not be exchanged for cash or Green Man Gaming Credit. 
Click here for a full list of Terms and Conditions 

Content Creator's Corner: SuperBunnyHop

Playfire Plays: Total War: Warhammer

 

#FreebieFriday Winners - Battleborn And DOOM




Over the last two weeks, we ran two competitions to see who would win free copies of Battleborn and DOOM.

For Battleborn, we asked who your favorite Battleborn hero was, and we've picked two of our favorite answers.

Crissers: "My favourite hero is Miko 'cause i love badass mushrooms in games, and the last one was in Dark Souls many ears[sic] ago. World needs more mushroom heroes!"

ETBangin_1: "Oscar Mike's sinister clone Whiskey Foxtrot is my all round favorite badass. Coming from years of experience of first person shooters, falling in love with Borderlands on PS3, Foxtrot was the psycho dream I had for Gearbox's "brand" of humor in Battleborn. A semtex, an oversized magazine, and a bevy of one-liners and taunt, Whiskey Foxtrot is the epitome of a badass born to battle. Boom Bish!"

For DOOM, we asked what your favorite DOOM weapon was, and our two favorite answers are below. 

Bloodrose29: "Super Shotgun. No, seriously, the double barrel can mow down just about anything in close range, save for the biggest baddies, and THEY go down in 4-5 shots. Who needs the BFG?"

Axeus: "The Gauss Cannon, who doesn't love a chargeable sniping tool of destruction that can explode your enemies with ease? I mean that and it seems like it takes out the biggest of baddies with only a few well placed shots."

Congratulations to all of the winners! Keys should be in your Playfire inboxes shortly! If you've not won a code, you can still get both games over at Green Man Gaming!

Iyagovos

#FreebieFriday - Homefront: The Revolution - 2 Copies to give away!


Homefront: The Revolution has arrived, and we've got 2 copies to giveaway! All you need to do is tell us what your favourite film featuring freedom fighters is. Homefront: The Revolution is a game where you take to the streets of Philadelphia to defend yourself against North Korean Invaders.

Win one AAA Game of your choice on Green Man Gaming!

Giveaways? Giveaways!

To celebrate our 6th Birthday with our glorious Green Man Gaming community, we’re giving away FREE GAMES to 10 lucky winners*.  Yep, you read that right! It’s absolutely free and you can pick absolutely any game you want that’s available on our store today! (Whilst stocks last) Remember, you can win anything from the smallest indie to the biggest AAA title.  The competition will only last for 24 hours, so enter now!

Check out the link here to find out more!


Tech Tuesdays: Turtle Beach Grip 300 Mouse & Impact 500 Keyboard



In Part 2 of our Turtle Beach Tech Tuesday, we test out the Turtle Beach Grip 300 Mouse and the Impact 500 Keyboard. We’ve had our hands on them for a good few weeks now as our daily drivers, so are they up to snuff? Find out at the jump!

Playfire Rewards: DOOM Season Pass



DOOM has returned. For all of you who have already been fighting cyberdemons on Mars, we're offering a staggering 22% off the Season Pass is to play DOOM for an hour! To sweeten the deal, we're also giving you a 20% off voucher for GBPosters, where you can grab some sweet merch!

#FreebieFriday - Win DOOM - 2 Copies To Give Away


DOOM is finally here, and we've got 2 copies to giveaway! All you need to do is tell us what your favourite weapon from DOOM is! DOOM is the first-person shooter from id Software, taking you back to the world of the most influential shooter ever made.

To enter, comment below and answer the following question:

What is your favourite weapon in the DOOM francise, and why?

Need a refresh? We collected our top 5 weapons here!

We will close the competition at 11:59PM BST on May 20th and will announce winners shortly after.

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This competition closes on 11:59 BST on May 13th
Prize is 2x DOOM keys
Prizes may not be exchanged for cash or Green Man Gaming Credit. 
Click here for a full list of Terms and Conditions 

Video Spotlight - RetroAhoy - DOOM

In the run-up to the release of DOOM, we've been watching and reading a lot about the development of the original games, to get us in the mood for more.

One of our favourite videos is the fantastic analysis of the development and inspiration behind the original DOOM, by Stuart Brown, who goes by AHOY on YouTube.

Check it out:

Content Creator Corner - ConstantlyCallibrating



So start off nice and easy, who are you? And where can people find you and what do you typically play? Do you stream/create YouTube videos etc. Tell me about your channel!

Personally, I’m Josh Silverman, Founder, Editor-in-Chief, Social Media Manager, PR Outreach Coordinator, and Master of the Overwrought Answers for Constantly Calibrating. Constantly Calibrating is a gaming and geek website devoted to providing entertaining and sometimes insightful content.                                                                                                                                                                                       
We can be found at ConstantlyCalibrating.com, on Twitch at twitch.tv/ConstantlyCalibrating, YouTube at youtube.com/ConCalPod (don’t mind the dust, we’re moving back in this summer), and across all social medias under either “Constantly Calibrating” or “ConCalPod”.

Currently we run a bi-weekly (Mondays at 7:15PM PT) gaming and geek podcast featuring four mostly regular hosts; on the off Mondays we pick a 4-player game and usually try to have some sort of discussion on a few topics. Saturday mornings at 9AM PT we run a 2-4 player stream, usually of something a bit more laidback, though this is also when we try to get developers on the show to show off their games when available. We’ll be debuting more shows over the coming months as well for anyone interested.

How did you get into creating content? Was there a particular streamer/content creator that inspired you?

Constantly Calibrating started four years ago as a 2-man podcast with little to no structure, except we usually somehow ended up discussing the Mass Effect series. From there we branched out heavily into written content. By late 2013 I had brought on several content creators and from there we launched regular let’s plays, short gaming videos, original series, and more on our YouTube channel. In 2015, with the decline of time to work on YouTube content outside of event coverage, we started up our Twitch channel, which we’ve slowly been working to make into a new home for our content.

As far as our inspirations, the easiest answer is Rooster Teeth. They had been doing things for 9 years when I started ConCal, which made them a major influence when our YouTube channel started taking off. Our love of them showed far too often though as we often would unintentionally pay homage or even rip their ideas off. Over time we’ve moved away from their influence, but our love is always there as our main team considers the Rooster Teeth Expo a second home, which is why we’re there every year covering it as press/media.

How often do you stream/upload videos? What time and how long for, what do you typically play/upload?

As mentioned previously, we stream on Monday nights and Saturday mornings primarily. We have the odd Wednesday night here and there as well. The goal is to have nightly streams all week by the end of the summer, with additional streams as necessary. If you’re a talented streamer looking to join some fun people, we’re always looking to add to our group. Please feel free to get in touch.

We try to make sure our streams last a minimum of 90 minutes to 2 hours, but we’ve been known to do quick hour streams or lengthy 4 hour affairs as we’re able.

What was your first gaming experience you remember?

My first remembered gaming experience was probably when I was 6-8 years old, playing Super Mario Bros 3 with my dad. My parents separated when I was less than a year old, divorced officially around the time I was 3 years old, so the whole custody thing was fun. I stayed with my dad every other weekend at his apartment in New York City – I lived primarily with my mom in Stamford, CT. My relationship with my dad was good, but not necessarily great.

Early in my life I was introduced to video games, the specifics of which I can’t remember, but what I do remember is my dad buying me Super Mario Bros 3. That game above all else stands out during my childhood, as every other weekend my dad and I would try our hardest to beat the game. The issue was that we were both not terribly great at platforming. What we were awesome at though was discovering secrets and workarounds, so we’d obsessively comb each level trying to find ways to glitch ourselves to victory, back when that wasn’t even an established strategy. These play sessions would often start just before my bed time at 7PM or so, then last until 1-3AM on some nights. Playing SMB3 still is one of my most cherished memories, even if the details aren’t exactly cohesive in my mind 20+ years later.

What is your favourite game of all time?

Easy, Mass Effect. Yes, the original game in the Mass Effect series is my favorite of all time. I honestly can’t quantify why it’s my favorite, but what I know is that that game led me on the long road to starting Constantly Calibrating and embracing a career I had only imagine. It also doesn’t hurt that I have somewhere around 800 hours played in just that first game alone,  and was known to get bored and speedrun it a few times a weekend if my wife, then girlfriend, was busy.

What upcoming games are you most looking forward to?

Chronicles of Elyria, because it seems like a neat take on the MMO genre. Arcadian Atlas, because I like the tactical RPG style and the devs are super nice/awesome people. No Man’s Sky, because as a gamer I’m legally required to ride that hype train. Mafia III, because my writer Thad Adams won’t shut up about it. Mass Effect Andromeda, because I run a site named after a comment made by a character in the series, so obviously I’m obsessed with the series.


If you could be any video game character, who would you be and why?

Ask me this tomorrow and you’ll get a different answer, because every day I’d be someone new. Today, right now I would be my character in Stardew Valley. That frellnick has got it made; he runs a successful farm, goes adventuring when he pleases, can fish without knocking himself unconscious, and has a sweet babe for a wife. OK, I have that last one in real life, but the character certainly has some good stuff going for him.

Who would play you in a movie about your life?

The spawn of Seth Green, Daniel Radcliffe, and Prince Williams hairline.

Have you ever considered any other types of creating content? If so, what types or what things would you like to try?

More than anything I would love to try scripted shorts. A while back I toyed with writing scripts and filming ridiculous unboxing videos featuring an overarching narrative, but I just didn’t have the technical know-how or time to make them work. I’d love to explore that type of video content in the next year or so.

What was the strangest/funniest interaction you had while streaming?

Someone named ‘Senpai_Vagisil’ joined our stream and started asking question while we were interviewing Chris Avellone. Honestly I was so thrown by their username that I lost all ability to carry on for at least a few minutes.

Yes, I’m a 12-year-old trapped in a 30-year-olds body.

Are there any streamers/YouTubers you would suggest watching?

This one is simple, go watch TheAgeingGamer right now! He’s not streaming? Then go watch his archives, follow his channel, and watch live later. Justin may be our Creative Director, but his personal channel is my absolute favorite on Twitch. ConCal may turn to dust one day, but I can assure you that TheAgeingGamer will live on. He is without a doubt the most entertaining, engaging person I’ve ever watched. Yes, he has his off days, as we all do, but as a whole he is a phenomenal entertainer who needs more love so he can truly devote his time to this endeavor.

What advice would you give to anyone looking to start either streaming or creating a YouTube channel?

Honestly, it’s an age old response, but you just need to do it if you have a passion for it. Yes, there are many others out there like you, but if you feel you’re special, then show your special side to the world and have fun. You’ll find plenty of hatred out there, but don’t let it bother you, because if you think you’re awesome, then other people will think you’re awesome too.
I would recommend doing some test stuff before hopping straight in, but sometimes taking that leap is what you need to do.

Lastly, Peanut Butter or Nutella?

No.

Top 5 Weapons In Doom




Ahh Doom, where would we be without you. With the new game soon to be released, we decided

to take a look back at some of the incredible weapons in the previous games. From the iconic

shotgun all the way to the B.F.G. Here are our top 5 Weapons in DOOM!


#FreebieFriday | Win Battleborn - 2 copies to give away!




Battleborn has finally landed, and we've got 2 copies to give away to some of our lucky readers. Battleborn is the brand-new multiplayer hero-shooter from Gearbox, the brilliant minds behind Borderlands!

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning one of 2 copies of Battleborn is to comment below and answer the following question:

Who is your favourite Battleborn Hero and why?

Stuck for choice? We've collected our top 5 Battleborn heroes here!

We will close the competition at 11:59PM BST on May 13th and will announce winners shortly after.

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This competition closes on 11:59 BST on May 13th
Prize is 2x Battleborn keys
Prizes may not be exchanged for cash or Green Man Gaming Credit. 
Click here for a full list of Terms and Conditions 

Playfire Rewards Update: The Black Death


We've decided to change things up with our ongoing Playfire reward for The Black Death. We're now giving you 27% off the game when you play Day Z for 2 hours!

Tech Tuesdays: Turtle Beach Ear Force Z60



Another week, another Tech Tuesday. This time we have the Turtle Beach Z60's to try out, so we've put aside our old cans and are ready to have a look at what Turtle Beach call the "first gaming headset to unleash game changing 7.1 channel DTS Headphone:X Surround Sound"

#FreebieFriday Winners - The Black Death



We set up our Freebie Friday for The Black Death up last week, with the question "What would your ideal Medieval Vocation be?"

Loads of you responded and here are the responses from the five lucky winners!

Playfire Rewards: The Black Death



Playfire rewards are back once more! All you need to do to get a staggering 27% off of our newly released title, The Black Death is to play Mount & Blade  -Warband for 2 hours!

The Black Death is a multiplayer survival game that allows you to choose your own path in this dark, medieval land, complete with a diverse population of villagers, wildlife, and plague victims. Create your own story from a range of different play styles - become a blacksmith; defend the weak as a knight; or earn your living as a merchant. The wealthier, the richer, the stronger you become, the better your chance of survival.

To get your voucher, you need to link your Steam account to Playfire. Don't have an account yet? Sign up here!

Remember, all you need to do is play Mount & Blade - Warband for 2 hours! 

This offer will run until May 4th 23:59BST. After that, we will be changing the offer. Keep your eyes peeled!

Happy gaming!

SayemAhmd

Tech Tuesdays: Why Play Intel



Deals? Deals! We’ve partnered up with Bethesda, Psyonix and Deep Silver to bring you some great offers on Wolfenstein: The New Order, Rocket League and Metro 2033 Redux.  So, what’s the deal with Intel? Well, all of the titles have been enabled on Intel’s latest 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i series processor platform featuring Intel® Iris™ Graphics.

Green Man Gaming #GreenTeam Spotlight - Moiren



This week in or Green Man Gaming #GreenTeam spotlight, we sit down and have a chat with Moiren, who streams a host of games, focusing on RPGs like The Witcher, Dark Souls and a whole host of other titles.

Top 5 Battleborn Heroes



The minds that brought you Borderlands are here with a new Hero-shooter, Battleborn. We’ve had the chance to go into 2K’s secret bunker in Windsor and take an exclusive sneek-peek at the game. Each character you play in Battleborn has a completely different playstyle. From Miko’s healing skills, El-Dragon’s deadly clothesline, Shayne and Aurox’s physical scale and powerful dominance. There are 25 of these unique heroes, and here are our favourites!