Games Media Awards 2014 - The Gamer's Choice!

The Games Media Awards celebrate the best in writing about games and coverage of interactive entertainment - across the written word, audio, and video, from independent freelancers through to major media outlets. Chances are you've probably read work nominated here, but this time you're able to get involved.

We're pleased to announce that Playfire is the official sponsor of the Gamer's Choice Award, which celebrates some of the best editorial and video work from the past twelve months. You're now able to put your vote forward to define this year's awards lineup.

In order to get involved and vote, all you need to do is check out the shortlist. Find out more details on how to vote below!

Tuesday's Rewards - 30/09/2014


Hey folks,

It's the Lord of the Rings title we’ve been waiting for, with the critically acclaimed Shadow of Mordor releasing across all major platforms today - including PC!

Set in Middle Earth during the relaxing downtime between The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring, Shadow of Mordor doesn’t progress the tale. Instead, it seeks to flesh out the badlands of Mordor. You take on the role of Talion, who ends up murdered and pretty unhappy about it. To finish his work with a vengeance, Talion is revived with a strange bond to an equally peeved Elven warrior.

Mordor is charged in its atmosphere, filled with massive trench works, fortifications and hordes of Orcs. The intriguing nemesis system provides amazing ways to play the game, with really cool and unique ideas. Sauron's chain of command has individual members, each with their own personality. As a spectre - rather than dying - a period of time passes after Talion is defeated. The Orc that lands the incapacitating blow will be promoted and thus it creates an interesting political system that changes with each playthrough. While you’re out slaughtering and sneaking around the ruins of one of Tolkien's most loved environments, Playfire Rewards will be updating your credit balance!

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.

5 Ways Mordor is the Perfect Holiday Hotspot


Are YOU looking for the perfect location for your middle class holiday? Have you pre-ordered Shadow of Mordor yet?! Well we at Middle-Earth Resorts have just the ticket. It's a faraway land filled with wonder and magic - perfect for you, your spouse and the kids to hang out by the lava pool under the shadow of a gloriously terrifying volcano of evil. Here are just five ways it's the pick for you!

Monday's Rewards - 29/09/2014


Hey folks,

Hope y’all had a cracking weekend, Playfire Rewards has an in-depth space sim that packs a lot of RPG greatness.

Starpoint Gemini 2 has you assume command of your own vessel and presents a huge galaxy to traverse. In a gloriously detailed space - filled to bursting with asteroid fields, massive space stations and astronomical anomalies - you’ll have the ability to explore your new surroundings in one of over 70 unique and fully upgradable ships. You’ll get stuck into the ongoing struggle against an oppressive Empire who themselves are unnerved by some terrible and newly unearthed foe. As the mysterious tale unravels, Playfire Rewards will be waiting to ply you with sweet GMG Credit!

Dont' forget, we have an epic deal with rewards on Nosgoth, buy it, play it, get the cost back in credit form!

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.

Buy Nosgoth for 99p and get 99p back with Playfire Rewards!


PvP fans rejoice - not only have we slashed the price of Nosgoth to £0.99/€1.20 /$1.65, you can also get 99p GMG Credit with Playfire Rewards!

Here's how:
  1. Grab Nosgoth for super cheap.
  2. Sign into Playfire with your GMG account and link your Steam account.
  3. Play Nosgoth between 26th September and 3rd October to earn £0.99 / €1.20 / $1.65 in GMG Credit for another Nosgoth key.

Pre-purchase Shadow of Mordor & receive 4 FREE games!


The latest Lord of the Rings epic has finally released, and it looks like one of the best games of the year. With rave reviews and a huge love for the franchise Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor could be one of the best games you get your hands on this year. 

Friday's Rewards - 26/09/2014


Hey folks,

With little fanfare one of the most interesting games of the year has appeared for gamers enjoyment, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter looks like one to take for a spin.

The game is a story driven mystery game, where having received a disturbing letter from Ethan Carter, occult-minded detective Paul Prospero busts a groove to Red Creek Valley to discover that murder is afoot and nothing is as it seems. The crux of the game will be exploring the beautiful world which was put together using photogrammetry technology to create a stunning photorealistic environment. The nature of the story and occult elements help to create a hauntingly ominous atmosphere aimed at creating a very close unnerving world for players to immerse themselves into.

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 - 25/09/2014


Hey folks,

I’ve let my minions run and play at EGX for the day - check out the Playfire Twitter account for all things games over the next few days. My way of saying "got your back brah” is by picking out a game that suits broadfoot88’s hatred for flying and diving - MorphShift Wars.

Created by a one man studio, the game provides players with the means to get their creative and destructive hats on. Reign havoc down on either the AI or human players you’ll be fighting - with your craft being able to transform between submarine and jet forms in what is shaping up to be a very comprehensive dogfighting sim. Remember that even if you get shot down, Playfire Rewards is here to pick you up with some tender loving GMG Credit.

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.

Feature - MorphShift Wars


Hey folks,

I've recently come across the super intriguing MorphShift Wars, which combines all the best parts of sci-fi, creativity and badass combat into a helluva lot of fun.

Pre-purchase any selected game, receive FOUR FREE games and a 23% voucher for ANY PC game!

Pre-purchase any selected game
Receive FOUR free games worth £28/€38/$43
And 23% off ANY PC game on the store!

Pre-purchase any of the selected upcoming games and you'll receive a pack of games worth £28/€38/$43* with every pre-purchase! You'll also receive a 23% voucher that can be used on absolutely any digital PC game on the Green Man Gaming store.

EGX 2014: Ask your questions!

Get your questions asked at EGX

If you didn't know already, we're heading to EGX 2014 this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It's an amazing show, full of the latest games and coolest people. We'll be heading down to the show with a load of games in mind, and we've managed to grab a few interviews with key developers who will be showcasing at the event. If you're around on Friday, don't forget that we're having a community meet up - you should come!

Of course, it wouldn't be in Playfire spirit to leave you guys on the sidelines. If you're not attending the show, or if you just have something pressing that you want to ask, leave it in the comments below and we'll curate our favourite questions for our interviews throughout the expo. They'll then feature on the blog after the show has finished, so you can see the fruits of your labour.

Wednesday's Rewards - 24/09/2014


Hey folks,

We’re all getting excited for EGX at Playfire HQ - why don't you come see us on the Friday if you're attending the show? Regardless of whether you're able to make it down for the weekend of fun, today’s rewards feature a sci-fi roguelike and it's, we think, more than enough to keep you entertained!

Steam Marines takes its premise from Games Workshops' classic board game, Space Hulk. This is a procedurally generated roguelike with the freedom of no overarching lore to constrain its ideas. Each marine has its own skill tree and ranks up as you progress, making it an imperative that you keep your team alive! Your shotgun wielding marine has the ability to knock enemies back to buy more time for your ranged marines to pick enemies off before they can do their damage, which helps to further the feeling that each marine is an individual. The ability to rip armour and weaponry from the corpses of fallen enemies is a nice touch and gives an extra element of satisfaction to cutting your foes down.

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.

Gauntlet Competition Winner!


Hey folks,

Having put on my own Gauntlets and delved deep into the dungeon that is our backend, in search of the fantastic entries to our Four Gauntlet comp I was impressed by how many fantastic entries there were - to then have my socks blown by our winner - Amedeus, with this scorching entry.

Pre-purchase Alien, Borderlands and more & receive FREE games!

Pre-purchase any selected game
& receive free games worth £28/€38/$43!

Playfire EGX Community Meetup


Hey folks,

We're super excited at Playfire HQ about the prospect of EGX in London, which starts this Thursday running from the 25th-28th. There should be some great games to see and one or two great announcements - we also see it as a great time for us to try and have a little get together!

  • At Wagamamas in Victoria
  • Friday 25th at 5.30
  • Please register your interest here
  • First drink on staff! (while stocks last!)

The plan is to go to Wagamama’s near Victoria where folks can grab a bite to eat, have a drink (first drink will be on staff) and get to know your Playfellows!

It'd be great to meet some of you guys and y'all can bask in the novelty of seeing Team Playfire outside of our natuaral habitat on the Serengeti.

You’ll have the questionable pleasure of meeting a combination of Joncol, radMonkey and myself - we collectively look forward to meeting some of you!

If you are under 13-16 years old we would need parental written consent in order for you to attend.

Tom (broadfoot88)

Tuesday's Rewards - 23/09/14


Hey folks,

We've got a whole host of new releases today, so there should be something for everyone - or better yet, a ton of choice. Including an eye-catching new multiplayer game.

Gauntlet is a cracking co-op action dungeon brawler where you and three of your favourite gaming chums can explore varied environments, ranging from claustrophobic labyrinths to grand subterranean fortresses, brimming with buttresses and draw bridges all harbouring bloodthirsty hordes. In standard dungeon brawler fashion foes range from mobbed light enemies taking the form of ghosts and ghouls, to the more intimidating, being pursued by death himself, draining life or xp in their chase - each spectrum of baddy is easily identifiable and bring their own brand of danger.

A huge amount of work has gone in to ensuring that each of the characters feels truly unique, with distinctive plays styles and individual skill sets on top of a revamped powers system that's tied into discovering relics while hunting for gold and other treasures. On your adventures you will inevitably come across tons of loot, don't forget that Playfire Rewards has loot to gain when you unlock those cheevos!

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.

25% off on GMG! Plus more amazing deals

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Gaming season is fast upon us and there's no time to waste. This week on GMG, there's a host of amazing opportunities to create an enviable gaming library for yourself this coming holiday. With our latest 25% voucher*, you can get a huge chunk off your next purchase by choosing from the thousands of games on the GMG store. Valid until Friday 26th September 2014 UTC, just apply the following code to your basket at checkout and you're rolling!

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Monday's Rewards - 22/09/2014


Hey folks,

Time to get out the mint sauce; Flockers has left early access and it's time for you to preserve your sauce of Sunday lunch (geddit?!) from the tyrannical machinations of their worm overlords.

With over 60 levels filled to bursting with maniacal machines and traps designed to turn your sheep brethren into giblets, there are challenges and hilarity throughout the campaign. Starting off with a large flock of woolly derpy charges in your care, it's only a matter of time before brilliantly gory death is reigned down upon you. Having Playfire Rewards to compliment some fun should give ewe every reason to play!

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.