COMPETITION | Win Wasteland 2 and The Bard's Tale

Did we mention that we're big fans of inXile? Well, we are, and Wasteland 2 and The Bard's Tale are two very different but equally excellent, meaty RPGs that you really ought to add to your library if you haven't already.

It's all go at the studio currently, as The Bard's Tale IV has smashed it's crowdfunding target and development is well underway. We caught up with Brian Fargo recently to have a chat about TBT4, and the studio very kindly gave us a handful of keys for Wasteland 2 and the classic Bard's Tale trilogy to share the love with our glorious community.

So that's exactly what we're going to do.

Guess N Win - Flame Over

Guess N Win is back this week with 10 steam Keys for Flame Over!

Blending top down ‘squirt ‘em-up’ action with Roguelike RPG mechanics, Flame Over features fast-paced fire-fighting thrills, randomly generated levels and 4 deadly game zones.

Guide fire-fighting hero, Blaze Carruthers, in a race against time and near-certain death! Squirt, splash and spray your way through all 16 floors of the deadly Infernal Industries building, combating ferocious fires in a red-hot adventure that changes every time.

Summer Sale Winners – Questing

It's time to pick the winners from Day 3 of the GMG Summer Sale. This one was all about RPGs, outlandish adventuring, and fantastical shenanigans, so let's find out who the Sorting Hat has chosen for victory this time.

Do Android consoles have a future? #GMGasks

With news that Razer are buying Ouya, and offering Ouya owners to a route to their Forge system, we got thinking about these micro consoles.

This week, we want to know what you think - Do Android consoles have a future? #GMGasks

Daily Giggle | Screw The Budget

There's a reason Luigi isn't on here – see, unlike Mario, he actually has a profitable sideline in hoovering the massive estates of mad scientists. [via]

Summer Sale Winners – Bad Ass

Time to get Bad Ass! As mentioned yesterday, we're going to be announcing the winners of the Green Man Gaming Summer Sale competitions over the next few days, and today it's time to find out who won in our Bad Ass competition from Day 2!

Tech Tuesday | Natec Genesis RX22 Keyboard and GX57 Mouse


I'm very aware that we've dealt with a fair amount of high-end stuff here on Tech Tuesday to this point, but what about PC gaming accessories for those of us who aren't quite as flush with cash? Well, this week we're taking a look at a couple of items towards the lower end of the price spectrum, but don't think that means we're skimping on quality.

Natec Genesis RX22 Silent Gaming Keyboard



First up, it's the Natec Genesis RX22 Silent Gaming Keyboard. You'll notice that there's no "mechanical" in that tile, and with good reason. The RX22 employs scissor switches that feel broadly similar to most laptop keyboards, with a low profile and pretty short action. There's a rather distinct membrane bounce to the keys, though I found using the RX22 to be significantly better than your average office-based membrane affair. The noise levels, as you'd expect from a product with "Silent" as part of its title, are very low indeed, even for someone with the hands of Godzilla, such as myself.

Daily Giggle | The Walking Dead... In GTA V

He clearly didn't have the braaaaains to avoid that crash.

The Swindle: Super Steampunk Stealing



The Swindle is excellent. The procedurally-generated steampunk steal-em-up from Size Five Games has all of the hallmarks of an indie classic. The premise is simple: you have 100 days to work your way up from ripping off fools in the slums of Victoria London to having the cash and the tools to break into Scotland Yard and steal their new piece of anti-burglar AI. However, the challenges that you face grow  increasingly more complex, the defences systems more intricate, and the take before you more difficult as you progress.

You begin with a moustached thief named Henry. Henry has a truncheon and a knack for scaling high walls,  and that's enough to begin with at first. But with hackable computers, mechanical drones, laser systems and breachable walls swiftly introduced after the first few levels, it soon becomes apparent that you'll need to spend money to make money.

Winners – Day of the Undead

Yes, the hottest sale of the summer has been and gone, but there's unfinished business to take care of! We ran a new competition every day of the sale for some super sweet bundles of gaming awesomeness, and it's time to choose the winners.

We'll be announcing a fresh trio of winners from the blog competitions every day over the next week or two, so be sure to check back every day to see if you proved victorious!

Daily Giggle | Street Fighter – The Honest Trailer



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Playfire presents... Bahjeera


We've been looking for great content creators at Playfire and we are pleased to introduce you to our first guest on Playfire Presents: Bajheera! He’s a YouTuber and Twitch streamer with more than 280k subscribers and a very nice beard. Voted #1 WoW PvP Streamer of 2014 on Twitch, he’s the perfect choice to introduce us to the massively popular MMO: The Elder Scrolls Online.

To join him on his first adventure across Tamriel, pop over to his Twitch channel today (26th July) and tomorrow (27th July) at 9pm UTC. He will also be giving away four copies on the game - two during the Twitch stream and two more when the videos get uploaded to his YouTube channel later in the week!

And that’s not all, using the voucher below you can enjoy 23% off on The Elder Scrolls at Green Man Gaming.

– Pandorgo

The World Of Davo | The Pile of Shame


This week, I want to talk what probably haunts every gamer. Everyone around me in the office will moan about it, friends will post about it, people on Twitter will say they should have dealt with it earlier.

The Gamer's Pile of Shame grows ever bigger, and with my Steam library over 400 games, it's time we have a sit down and talk about that backlog.

The Bard's Tale IV – Brian Fargo on Kickstarter, immersion, and free-form exploration

We're huge fans of inXile Entertainment here at Green Man Gaming, and given the huge success that was Wasteland 2, that's not really too surprising. The post-apocalyptic, old-school-flavoured RPG was a Kickstarter darling and a critical smash hit – the perfect conclusion to a 25-year journey that finally saw the game released. And what a game it was.

Now, Brian Fargo and his team are looking at breathing fresh life into another classic series with The Bard's Tale IV (you can catch up with the older titles over on the GMG store). The game once again smashed its crowdfunding target, and we sat down for a little chat with Fargo himself to talk about the great things to come. 
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You guys are Kickstarter veterans now, and great success stories. What's been the key to nailing that balance on the crowdfunding platform?

We certainly have some advantages of being in the games business for so long. Crowdfunding is the ultimate test of trust when people give you their very hard earned money up front and count on you to come through with them. We've also struck a nerve for a certain kind of game/genre that was perhaps underserved and that gamers wanted to see more of. The goodwill we try to foster goes way beyond the Kickstarter campaign.

Summer Sale: A Very Big Thank You

The Green Man Gaming Summer Sale might be over, but we've got plenty of awesomeness to deliver over the next few months – watch this space!

It's been a heady couple of weeks, and we're incredibly grateful to so very many people for the fun that's been had since the sale kicked off. With that in mind, we'd like to say thank you to a few folks...

Up to 54% off The Witcher 3!


Geralt's latest, greatest adventure is pretty fantastic, and not just because you can tweak his chin fuzz. I've ploughed well over 100 hours into the game up to this point, and it's an open-world tour-de-force, and a masterclass in expansive storytelling.

We've got an absolutely barnstorming deal on The Witcher 3 this weekend with up to 54% off, so if you're yet to check out CD Projekt RED's magnum opus, now's the chance!

Daily Giggle | Super HD 3D Remix


Yup. This is totally me. Every damn time. And I wonder why I have no money. *weeps*

COMPETITION | Win NoScope Glasses and a Telltale Games Pack – 3 bundles up for grabs!

The Summer Sale may be over, but fret not, dear friends. We'll start announcing the winners of the sale competitions from Monday, but before we do, there's just enough time to slip another little giveaway into the mix.

This weekend, we're offering you the chance to win a pair of NoScope Glasses and a Telltale Games bundle that includes Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead Season 2, and Tales of Monkey Island, with three prize bundles up for grabs!

What gaming story moved you the most? #GMGasks


Video games aren't always about shooting space aliens in the face. Even our cold, battle-hardened hearts can be warmed by a good story.

This week, we want to know - What gaming story moved you the most? #GMGasks

Guess N Win - TinyKeep

New week, new Guess N Win! This time we have 10 Steam keys for TinyKeep to giveaway. Be sure to be logged-in before the competition starts at 7pm UTC or you'll miss it!

Daily Giggle | Things I Could Do When My Wi-Fi Is Down

This is depressingly accurate. [via]

Aldorlea Games giveaway

All Aldorlea Games have a huge discount today at Green Man Gaming. To celebrate, we are giving away 10 bundles with 6 of their games!

To be eligible for one of them, you just need to post on this forum thread. Hurry up, this giveaway will last for just 1 day!

Tech Tuesday | 5 Cities Skylines Mods You Need In Your Life

Cities: Skylines is fantastic. We've already covered this. I gave it the top spot in my rundown of the best games of 2015 so far, and I have absolutely no regrets. It's the modern city-building simulator that we wanted, nay, deserved... and you should probably buy it if you don't own it already.

It's incredibly therapeutic.

Skylines is also a haven for modders, much to the delight of those of us who love variety and customisation and freedom and creativity, and this week we've decided to celebrate five of the best.

Summer Sale | The Encore: Early Access – Up to 90% off

Are you ready for an encore?

The GMG Summer Sale is coming to a close, but before it does, we're going raise the roof with a revival of all of the deals we've featured so far. We've got up to 90% off on hundreds of your favourite games, but get a move on – the encore only lasts 48 hours!

Login now for early access >>

Daily Giggle | Bon Voyage, Pig

Nothing like a bit of salty stealth bacon. [via]

COMPETITION | Out Of This World – 3 Bundles Up For Grabs

Day 11 of the Green Man Gaming Summer Sale is here, and we're blasting off into space for this one!

Again, we've got three bundles of the four hottest games from the sale up for grabs. Here's a look at what you could win...

SUMMER SALE | Day 11 – Out Of This World


Set course for dealtastic awesomeness... ENGAGE!

Welcome to Out Of This World, the last regular day in the GMG Summer Sale. We've got some stellar savings up for grabs in our sci-fi themed instalment, going out beyond the stars to fight aliens, build galactic empires, and explore new frontiers!

Summer Sale: Day 11 Sneak Peek – Out Of This World

It's one small step for man, one giant leap for dealkind.

Welcome to Day 11 of the Summer Sale. Today, we're going into spaaaaace! It's the last regular day of the Summer Sale today, and all of our deals have a sci-fi slant today. We're going out beyond the stars, and given the quality of some of the games on offer in today's array of delicious discounts, we might not be back.

Oh, and there's a new range of awesomeness available on the store from today that should definitely please a whole bunch of people, yours truly included!

Login to your GMG account for Day 11 early access right now >>

Daily Giggle | Street Fighter vs Transformers

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COMPETITION | Button Bash – 3 Bundles Up For Grabs

Day Ten of the Green Man Gaming Summer Sale is upon us, and today we have fighting games, side-scrollers, MOBAs, frenetic action titles and a whole lot more on sale!

Again, we've got three bundles of the four hottest games from the sale up for grabs. Here's a look at what you could win...