Eternal Step: Are you ready to climb the tower?

A few months ago, Playfire ran one of our Playfirst with Playfire events. This allows gamers like you to get your hands on a title before anyone else – and your feedback helps shape the game through the final stages of development.

We're pleased to announce that Eternal Step, one of the games that was shaped by the Playfire Community, is being launched this friday!

For fans of games like The Binding Of Isaac and Dark Souls, Eternal Step is filled with frantic action, randomly selected floors, horrendously tough bosses and provides an endless rogue-like experience.

Pre-purchase Eternal Step on Green Man Gaming >> 

COMPETITION | Win a Vertagear Gaming Chair, NoScope Gaming Glasses AND Civilization: Beyond Earth!

We're super psyched that Rising Tide is out now, and we're pumped up for Civilization weekend! And it looks like we're not the only ones...

We've teamed up with our pals at Overclockers UK, Vertagear, NoScope and 2K to bring you an extra special competition this week.

Here's how things will break down...

One grand prize winner will net themselves a Vertagear Racing Series S-Line SL2000 Gaming Chair Black/Green Edition, a pair of white NoScope "Minotaur" Glasses, and a copy of Civilization: Beyond Earth.

Four runners up will all get a set of White "Minotaur" specs from NoScope and a copy of Civilization: Beyond Earth too!

Up to 75% off Civilization titles, up to 95% off in our Adventure Time sale, voucher extended | The GMG Weekender

Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide, the first expansion for the hugely acclaimed Civilization: Beyond Earth, is out today, and it brings bunch of new features to the game including hybrid units and naval combat.
Just one more turn… that’s the Civilization way, and we’ve got a huge sale on this weekend to celebrate Rising Tide’s release. Get up to a whopping 75% off the older titles in the Civilization franchise including Beyond Earth at half price, and 75% off Civilization V and DLC!
Conquer the world >>
Our Adventure Time sale kicks off today, celebrating some of the best games across the action, adventure and RPG genre. get 75% off blockbusters like Hitman: Absolution, Thief, and Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, with up to 95% off titles like Deadly Premonition, Primal Carnage: Extinction, and Broken Sword 5!

Daily Giggle | If Video Game Characters Had Twitter

Part of me reckons Slippy Toad would actually find his role on social media. He'd just be there with a selfie stick, chronicling all of Fox's adventures, and getting in the way a lot.

Top Five Turn-Based Strategy PC Games

With Civilization BE: Rising Tide out on Friday, we take a look at some of the best turn-based strategy games on PC... you know, those games that always encourage you to have!

Let's Play... Sublevel Zero | 10 copies up for grabs!

A gorgeous, procedurally-generated homage to Descent and other 6-degrees-of-freedom blasters, Sublevel Zero is absolutely brilliant. Out today, get it now with 15% off and check out our video for a more in-depth look at the game, and details on how to win a copy!

Buy Sublevel Zero now with 15% off >>

Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for future video awesomeness, giveaways, and promos.


Daily Giggle | How to summon Troy Baker

Some left field choices from the Baker catalogue! [via]

Guess N Win - Sublevel Zero

Guess N Win comes back one more week, this time featuring a game so fresh that is not even out yet!

Sublevel Zero is a first-person roguelike six-degree-of-freedom shooter set in a universe where reality is falling apart. Take control of a lone gunship pilot whose mission is to loot and craft ancient technology. Descend into a vast underground facility, fighting through procedurally generated zero gravity environments to recover the technology you and your clan need to survive.

Not a bad premise, isn't it? Sublevel Zero is will be available 9th October on Green Man Gaming.

Good luck!

These are the rules:

  • Your Steam account must be linked to Playfire.
  • Portions of video games screenshots will be posted on this forum thread, 7th October at 7pm UTC.
  • If you know the game, post a reply on that thread saying the title* of the game.
  • The first person to guess it, wins the game key**.

- Pandorgo

#GMGasks | One more turn – What was the last game you couldn't put down?

We've all been there, staring at the screen at 9PM swearing to just have one more turn. Just one more attempt at this level. One more match........ one more side quest... one more ARGH how is it 4AM?!

Civilization has long epitomised this condition, and it's easy to see why with its rich gameplay that unfolds differently every time you fire up the PC. With the Rising Tide expansion out this week for Civilization: Beyond Earth, today's #GMGasks is all about the last game you played that you really struggled to put down.

What was the last game to grab your attention for hours on end?

Daily Giggle | Fantasy World

The Very Near Future indeed.

15% off Sayonara UmiharaKawase – out now!

Sayonara UmiharaKawase releases today on PC, and in doing so brings one of the first Japanese cult classic series to the platform!    

Umihara Kawase first appeared back in 1994 on the Super Famicom, starring a 19-year-old protagonist who'd somehow gotten herself stuck in a bizarre world of bipedal fish and other water-dwelling creatures. Clad in her school uniform and iconic pink backpack, Umihara traversed her strange surroundings with the aid of her elasticated fishing line, which could latch onto pretty much any surface.

Infinity Crates – Fantasy Crate Funboxing | Tech Tuesday

We're taking a look at another geek and gaming box on Tech Tuesday this week. This time, our chums at Infinity Crates sent us a sample box around the 'Fantasy' theme for inspection, and you can check the video above to have a look at what's inside.

Infinity Crates subscriptions start at £14.99 a month and guarantee you a t-shirt and Pop! Vinyl figure in every crate too, along with a total box worth of at least £35, which is pretty cool.

You can find loads more info on Infinity Crates over on their website, and click here for all of our previous Tech Tuesday features!


Up to 75% off Stardock titles this week, Galactic Civilizations III half price, voucher extended

Love a bit of sci-fi 4X? Well, you're going to love our hot deals this week. We've got up to 75% off a range of Stardock Entertainment titles including, for the first time ever, 50% off Galactic Civilizations III​ and  Offworld Trading Company!

Elsewhere, there are big savings to be had on Sins of a Solar Empire, Servo, Fallen Enchantress, and more! Go the whole hog with 50% off the huge Stardock Complete Pack!

Click here to see all of our Stardock deals this week >>

We've also extended our 23% off voucher until 4PM UTC on Friday.

Enter the voucher above at the checkout for a sweet extra discount.


Daily Giggle | Fun Fact

"Seven hours"? Amateurs!

COMPETITION | Win NBA 2K16 – 3 copies up for grabs

"Be the story" – that's what NBA 2K16's slogan cries out. No other sports series allows us to live out the satisfaction of becoming a superstar in the way NBA 2K does, and Visual Concepts have taken it to the next level this year.

We've got three copies of the game to give away this weekend (possibly one or two more if you're also subscribed to our YouTube channel) so if you're a basketball fan, now's the time to get involved. This year's title is unmissable!

Up to 75% off Deep Silver titles, new VIP additions, voucher extended | The GMG Weekender

Time for a weekend of deep (silver) discounts!

That's right, we've got up to 75% off the whole range of Deep Silver titles over the next few days. From half price Saints Row to 50% off the Metro Redux Bundle. Save big on Risen, Sacred and a whole lot more.

Check out our Deep Silver deals >>

Live the dream and become the best baller ever in NBA 2K16, which takes sports games to a whole new level. Packing plenty of new material, on-court and online upgrades, and the best career mode to date in any sports game, this is unmissable. It's so good, it converted one of our team into a hardcore basketball fan!

Top Five Ninjas In Gaming

Black & White Bushido releases this Friday, and it's all about epic battles between light and shadow warriors, and slicing up your chums with a katana, ninja-style! You can pick it up right now with 20% off, and for this week's Top Five, we thought we'd take a look at some of the best ninjas in gaming.

What gaming ninjas would make your list? Let us know in the comments and remember to check out Black & White Bushido over on the Green Man Gaming store!


#GMGasks | What's your favourite moment from a games meetup?

Fresh from EGX at Birmingham, the Green Man Gaming team were able to get our hands on some of eagerly awaited titles coming this year, as well as some very exciting indies from the Rezzed Zone and the Indie Megabooth.

Of course, it's not just a time to play the big games - it's a perfect chance to meet up with gamers from across the country, and share gaming war stories of that time you nailed that perfect raid.

We want to know - What's your favourite moment from a gaming meetup / expo? #GMGasks

Daily Giggle | Changed Later

Oh, you. [via]

INTERVIEW | The fantastic 80 Days arrives on PC and Inkle tell us all about it

80 Days was my favourite game of 2014. That's across the board, including PC and consoles alike. I sank entire days into it, tracing new paths across the globe in the company of Phileas Fogg, forging new adventures, and generally having the time of my virtual life.

The game was a critical darling, adored by press and players, and with good reason.

And now it's arrived on PC.

To celebrate the game's release today, we caught up with Inkle's Jon Ingold to talk about the game's success just over a year on from its initial release, why and how the game has arrived on PC, the huge content update that's accompanied this new version of the game, and some of the cool new places and people to grace this grand adventure...

For those maybe not in the know, could you give us the elevator pitch for 80 Days?

The year is 1872. Phileas Fogg has wagered he can circumnavigate the globe in less than 80 days. Travelling by Orient Express, steamer, hot-air balloon, mechanical camel and more. Travel through Africa, trek the desert, climb the Burmese mountains or steal a submarine below the Pacific. Fall in love, fly with pirates, spy against Russia or aid an invasion. Go anywhere - but don't fall behind the time.

Guess N Win - Tango Fiesta

Ready to test your gaming knowledge? Today at 7pm UTC, ADay will post 10 cropped video game screenshots on the forum, guess the title and you'll get a key for Tango Fiesta!

Tango Fiesta is an action packed top-down cooperative two stick shooter for 1 to 4 players. Set in a world where the events from every single 80’s action film ever made actually happened to one unlucky hero called John Strong, you and up to three friends get to blast, shoot, knife, and high score your way through endless procedurally generated levels in the ultimate true story behind all those amazing movies!

Can't play today? Don't worry, Tango Fiesta has a 33% off on Green Man Gaming for a limited time. Protip: Grab four friends and get the 4 pack deal. Even better price, but for times more fun.

Good luck and see you in the forum!

- Pandorgo

Tech Tuesday | Win a £1499 CyberPower PC epic MSI rig and FIFA 16

This week on Tech Tuesday, we're doing something a little bit different. We've gone and teamed up with CyberPower UK and MSI to bring you a giveaway of EPIC proportions.

Daily Giggle | But what about that guy?!

You're a big liar. A liar!! Get him, Pikachu. [via]

Daily Giggle | Catch!

Booker literally never missed a single catch. He should have ditched the whole 'private eye' thing and become a baseball fielder. [via]

The World Of Davo | Music and Games

For plenty of people around my age, our formative years were soundtracked almost exclusively by video games.

By the time we turned teenagers, the PlayStation and it's luxury CD format, as well as some expanding budgets, allowed publishers to spend some of that hard earned cash on some licensed music. Cue a sharp rise in Punk and Skateboarding the second Tony Hawk's Pro Skater was released.

Cities Skylines: After Dark out now – 33% off Cities: Skylines base game and Deluxe Edition

Night time is fun time! After Dark is the first expansion to the hugely popular classic city simulation Cities: Skylines. The game expands on the repertoire of features and customisations designed to enhance the thrill as well as maintain the challenge of the city building experience.

To celebrate, we've got 33% off the base game and Deluxe Edition right now!
Get building, folks! And don't forget, our site-wide voucher is still good for a few more hours. Enter 20PERC-AUTUMN-SAVING at the checkout for a sweet discount on pretty much anything on the store.*

*Voucher may not be used in conjunction with credit or other vouchers. Excludes VIP offers and other selected titles.

Top Five Amazing GTA V Mods

In case you hadn't noticed, we're running a fat Rockstar Sale right now, including 20% off GTA V (or 30% off the Great White Shark Bundle). One of the best things about playing Rockstar's latest opus on PC is the singleplayer mods. So, with that in mind, here are five of the best.

To help you get the most out of this week's feature, we've listed the links for the mods themselves below. Click here for a detailed tutorial on how to install mods, courtesy of RPS.

Games Media Awards - Playfire Players' Choice Award

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.

Playfire is proud to sponsor the Players' Choice Award - YOUR VOTE COUNTS! Check the shortlisted entries on the forum, and vote for your favourite before midday on Wednesday 14th October 2015.

To celebrate the award, anyone who votes and also leaves a comment on the thread will be eligible to win a FIFA 16 key (PC - Origin).

The winner will be announced at the Games Media Awards, on this blog and on this forum thread.

Good luck to all the nominees from everyone at Playfire.

#GMGasks | What was your finest multiplayer moment?

Ever nailed five perfect headshots in a row? Ran a perfect lap on Rainbow Road? Performed a full parry in Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, like Evo Moment #37?

This week, we want you to tell us your finest multiplayer moment! #GMGasks

Guess N Win - Solar Shifter EX - 23rd September

This evening ADay will challenge you on the forum one more week with ten video game screenshots, be the first to guess the title of one of them and you'll get a Steam key for Solar Shifter EX. This is a competition we host every week at the same time, so if you are not lucky today, come back next Wednesday for a new opportunity!