Tuesday, 31 December 2013

New Year's Eve brings extra games!


Here's a shortlist of just some of the deals you can find on GMG right now - for more just head to the front page and find those games you've been waiting for to come on sale!




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*Regional restrictions apply as usual, and all offers are while stocks last.

How does $100 GMG Credit sound?


What could make a sale better? Well, getting your hands on a huge pile of GMG Credit certainly would! You could use that to buy games that are up to 75% off for nothing, essentially! And the best part is: because they're on sale that GMG Credit you win will go even further!

If you buy anything between 0000 GMT December 31st and 2359 GMT December 31st (holy hell, that's tonight!) you'll be entered into a random draw to win $100 GMG Credit.* We'll be choosing three winners, and we'll announce them here once they're chosen.

SEE WHAT'S ON SALE

Our winners have now all been chosen! Congratulations to Kelly, Jason, and "The Phawx"! We hope you enjoy the extra GMG Credit.

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We'll also have two Twitter winners, because it's been quite a while since our last big giveaway on Twitter. Just hit the button below for a chance to win, and in a few hours we'll choose the victors!



Update: Our Twitter winners have been chosen! If you want a chance to get that glorious GMG Credit make sure to purchase something on Green Man Gaming today!

*Prize will be $100 GMG Credit, or amount equivalent based on exchange rate for the day for your account's currency. Twitter winners will be contacted by Twitter DM, and need to follow the Green Man Gaming account. The 3 winners to be chosen from random draw with purchase of a game will be contacted by their Green Man Gaming account's associated email address.

Additional Note: As the New Year is approaching, winners will likely not be contacted until January 2nd for this.

Monday, 30 December 2013

New week, new deals!


Coming into a new week, almost ready for a new year, and that means new deals are landing in the snow! NEW EVERYTHING!



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*Regional restrictions apply as usual, and all offers are while stocks last.

Playfire Pile of Shame


We play a lot of games at Playfire. Not at work - we'd never dare to slack - but we like to put as much time as possible into surrounding ourselves with all kinds of experiences. We'll even play board games if you give us a chance. And maybe even mind games. We play those. Or do we?

But even we can't get through everything we want to. Over the past year we have amassed a rather embarrassing pile of shame. We're certain you must have done the same? There simply aren't enough hours in the day. You want to make sure you get the most out of every great game you play, absorbing every drop of action, storytelling and gamey goodness, and before you know it it's time for bed again.

Despite making our way through The Last of Us, BioShock Infinite, Grand Theft Auto V, Fire Emblem on 3DS and Mario 3D World on Wii U, we're still sitting on unplayed copies of XCOM, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and Call of Duty Ghosts. Ben hasn't even played Arkham City yet!

Even more worringly, we're yet to play older classics like Super Mario Galaxy, Super Meat Boy and the iconic Resident Evil 4. Things are getting bad, and we're worried they're only going to get worse.

Are you in a similar predicament to us? How high has your pile of shame managed to stack over the last 12 months? Even better, suggest which game we should play first out of the ones we've listed?!

Joncol, Ben (radMonkey) and the Playfire Team

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Become a Conquistador with today's deals!


It looks like this year is near done. We still have not conquered the Earth rock as your shining alien overlords, but soon it is another year, and another chance for victory!



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*Regional restrictions apply as usual, and all offers are while stocks last.

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Merry Saturday - Discounts Abound!


Good day, deal-travellers! What have you picked up in your escapades and adventures so far? Maybe you need something on top of it all to really kick-start your 2014 of gaming!


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*Regional restrictions apply as usual, and all offers are while stocks last.

Friday, 27 December 2013

Ready up for the weekend with Friday's Deals


Hello everyone! I trust you all had a wonderful holiday time? Jolly good! Let's get some more deals to finish off 2013.

Here's a helping of discounts to get your weekend started, but remember you can always check Green Man Gaming for everything we have on offer:


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*Regional restrictions apply as usual, and all offers are while stocks last.

Playfire 2013: The Year in Review


2013 is at an end. The past twelve months have been extremely important for Playfire, and we'd like to thank every single one of you for being involved in our bettering of the site, giving feedback on new features and offering your opinions of the user experience. There is still a long way to go on our crusade to community perfection, but the following achievements highlight what a great year it has been for everyone involved in Playfire. Oh, and we promise 2014 will be even bigger - consider this your invite for the ride ;)

Playfire Vulcan

Now heading into its fiftieth update - halfway to 100! the tech guys will be happy ;) - Playfire Vulcan has become a unique part of the Playfire experience and allows users to enrich their gaming lives with a desktop Client. While our focus is still centred on the development of Playfire.com, Playfire Vulcan has been an important step for Playfire this year.

Playfire Blog

With the addition of Joncol and Ben to the Playfire team, the blog has been given a new lease of life. Community features, competitions and Q&As all give you the chance to get your opinions heard by some of the industry's most important developers and designers. We also get to have a lot of fun with some zany graphics ;)

The Homepage

The redesign of Playfire's homepage is a clear indication of the improvements being made to the site's aesthetic. It's something that we're extremely proud of and is something that we feel better displays the strengths of Playfire as a social community. Of course, we will have more lovely new designs to show you in the new year, and we're very excited to show them off in full.

Next-gen tracking

The introduction of next generation tracking on Playfire was extremely important. Not only did it ensure that you're able to keep up to date with all of your PlayStation 4 and Xbox One games, but it paves the way for what's to come on Playfire. After all, Playfire is all about the games!

Rewards BETA

Playfire Rewards BETA looks to give you something back for playing games and earning achievements. By putting hours into the games you love, you're able to earn GMG Credit that lets you buy yet more new experiences. It's an evolutionary step for both Playfire and Green Man Gaming, and one we're extremely looking forward to expanding and improving in the new year.


We'd also like to thank our brilliant team of mods and admins who continuously put aside their time to ensure Playfire is a great community to be a part of. Thanks too to every Playfire user who has offered us feedback and helped us to make Playfire a better place. We'll see you in the new year!

Joncol, Ben (radMonkey) and the Playfire Team

Want more GMG Credit? Join Playfire Rewards BETA



Welcome, gamers, to the Playfire Rewards BETA!

What are Playfire Rewards? 
Well, what it means for you savvy gamers is pretty significant. In a nutshell, play games and unlock achievements on your Steam account to earn GMG Credit that you can spend on even more games.

Getting started is easy
If you already have a GMG account, you only need to sign into Playfire and then click on "Sign in through Steam".

Not got a Green Man Gaming account?
Not a problem, sign up here. Seriously, you'll save money on games.

Play games, earn rewards!
Once this is done, check out the extensive list of current rewards on the Playfire blog - new rewards and added every day!


There's a couple of points to bear in mind, because this is a BETA after all:
  • All of the Playfire Rewards Credit is provided in GBP (£), but everyone is eligible to try it out. GMG Credit earned will be converted based on a daily rate. Other currencies to come soon.
  • Playfire Rewards can take between 12 - 24 hours to appear on Playfire. Learn more.
  • The BETA won't count any eligible achievements you already have - only new ones you gain. We always try to include Playfire Rewards for new releases so you never miss out!
  • It's a BETA so there may be bugs, if you spot one, please let us know!

We'll keep you updated on new developments with our Playfire Rewards BETA. This is just the start, so imagine how far this could go - rewards for playing a minimum amount of hours in a game, rewards for totally completing a game, there are so many possible awesome things happening! We're also looking at the possibility of introducing platforms like Xbox Live and PlayStation Network in the future - stay tuned for all the latest!

Enjoy!

The Playfire Team

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Dealsford's Thursday Deals



We're deep into the festive holidays, and after a day's break to take a breather, the village of Dealsford is now coming back out of its slumber to offer more great deals to unleash upon you.

Also win BIG with Green Man Gaming - every purchase today, 26th December (from 00:00 - 23.59UTC),  enters you into a draw to win the top prize of a game a month* for 2014 or 3 runners-up prizes of $100 GMG Credit (or £62/74€).  Yes, an entry for every single item purchased on GMG today, plus $/$/€0.10 GMG Credit for each purchase too.

Here are the latest Winter Sale deals to hit the site today:


Don't forget to use our 20% voucher** GMG20-ZB5D1-93X49

As befits the nature of a sale that runs until the 6th of January we'll be back tomorrow with more great deals, but in the meantime don't forget to check out more of the sale titles in the Winter Sale section.

Also, don't forget to add us via the social channels below to ensure you're up to date with all the latest announcements from GMG:


* Note: No cash or alternative prize will be offered.  The winners will be drawn at random from all purchases made from 00:00 to 23:59 UTC on 26th December 2013.  The winner will be eligible to claim one game each month in 2014 from the GMG catalogue (excludes all hardware and peripherals).  Runners-up prizes will be delivered in applicable GMG currency and will be to the value of $100/£62/74€.  Winners will be notified directly and announced on our Blog.
** 20% off voucher is valid until 1800 UTC January 6th 2014. Note that some titles will be excluded from voucher, multiple vouchers cannot be used together, and vouchers do not work on bundles or physical versions of games. 
Regional restrictions apply as usual, and all offers are while stocks last. 

Boxing Day Buyer's Guide


Christmas Day might be in the past, but the festivities aren't over just yet.

As a helpful guide for anyone wondering what to buy in the Boxing Day sales, we've collected recommendations from all around the Green Man Gaming and Playfire offices on what game you should spend your money on. It resulted in some... shall we say, interesting, discussions about the best games of the year, but as a reliable list of opinions with some handy quotes from the GMG and Playfire staffers, this Boxing Day Buyer's Guide will make sure you don't miss out on the best games this holiday period.


Football Manager 2014


"The most immersive football game out there, an absolute time sink that I cannot pull myself away from."


Tomb Raider


"Amazing story, great visuals and a very different Lara dynamic than the one we've become used to"


BioShock Infinite


"I loved reliving what I enjoyed about the first BioShock. The world and the lore.  Elizabeth makes the game much more engrossing. If you liked the original game, then I whole heartedly recommend this one."


F1 2013


"With a driving model that makes you feel as close to driving these snarling beasts as possible, F1 2013 also introduces classic cars, which offer a fantastic change from their modern cousins - it's fantastic."


Kerbal Space Program


"This year has been entirely about Kerbal Space Program. There's no feeling like finally getting those little guys into orbit (and down again if they're lucky)"


Dishonored


"Over a year on from its release, Dishonored is still one of the best games of the last few years. With the release of the Game of the Year edition, you can also play the brilliant DLC content as master assassin, Daud."


Lego Marvel Superheroes


"Perfect fun for adults, kids and both at once in co-op! Lego Marvel Superheroes is easily the best Lego game yet with some of the funniest comic references I've ever seen."


Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch


"Packed with Studio Ghibli's usual humour, emotion and beautiful colour pallet, I spent days immersed in this cracking adventure, if only to listen to Mr Drippy's lurvely Welsh accent - mun ;)"

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag



"Ubisoft delivers the strongest Assassin's Creed game yet. Not only is the setting perfect fun; Edward Kenway is an extremely compelling protagonist, and they produced a masterstroke by making the naval combat an integral part of the game."


Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn



"This revamp which is nothing short of spectacular work by Yoshida; couldn't stop me from playing for hours. It takes every polished element from the MMO genre and makes it its own."

"Probably the best game I've played this year, Grand Theft Auto V is a masterpiece. Just go for a stroll down the beach in Los Santos and see if you can resist getting sucked in."


Battlefield 4


"Battlefield 2 was great. Battlefield 3 was a brilliant game. Battlefield 4 is just absolutely beautiful, magical and pure mayhem."

Enjoy!
Joncol, Ben (radMonkey) and the Playfire and Green Man Gaming Teams

WIN a game a month for 2014 in Dealsford today only!!


Now it's your chance to win, and win BIG with GMG.  The Boxing Day treats from the VIP house in Dealsford, Green Man Gaming's Winter Sale Village, keep on rolling ... like large snowballs, down a particularly snowy hill.  Yes, someone is going to win a game each month throughout 2014 from GMG. Also 3 lucky runners-up will also win $100 in GMG Credit to spend on anything in our store.

How do you win?  Simple, buy any game on Boxing Day from GMG and you will get entered into this promotion*.  The more times you purchase in our sale on Boxing Day, the more entries you get.  For the latest updated deals and specials from the Publisher houses in our Winter Village visit the Green Man Gaming Store here.

Here's Boxing Day on GMG in a nutshell:

  • Offers of up to 75% off on great titles in our GMG Winter Sale
  • Get even more off with our 20% voucher** GMG20-ZB5D1-93X49
  • The chance to win a game a month in 2014 or one of three runners-up prizes of GMG Credit
  • Every single purchase from us gets $/€/£0.10 GMG Credit

Win big today with Green Man Gaming - adding an even bigger punch to your Boxing Day!  (Sorry, we couldn't resist that one).


* Note: No cash or alternative prize will be offered.  The winners will be drawn at random from all purchases made from 00:00 to 23:59 UTC on 26th December 2013.  The winner will be eligible to claim one game each month in 2014 from the GMG catalogue (excludes all hardware and peripherals).  Runners-up prizes will be delivered in applicable GMG currency and will be to the value of $100/£62/74€.  Winners will be notified directly and announced on our Blog.
** 20% off voucher is valid until 1800 UTC January 6th 2014. Note that some titles will be excluded from voucher, multiple vouchers cannot be used together, and vouchers do not work on bundles or physical versions of games.




Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Playfire Chat: Xmas Bonanza


Happy Holidays!

Although it's the big day and we know you're all off doing Christmassy things. Opening presents, entertaining family, playing party games, watching the classic Christmas films and of course, eating a ridiculous amount of food and sweets; we still want to know what gaming activities you've been up to. Surely you got new games for Christmas? Either alone or in co-op with your family, tell us your gift haul for the year.

For us it's been a joyful morning of Mario 3D World. Playing co-op with 2 others, we've managed to trawl through about 2 entire worlds. It's manic, colourful, vibrant, and the perfect Nintendo game that sums up the magic of Christmas. We did have a bit of an issue with controllers, though. We simply don't have enough!

If you manage to pull yourself away from the turkey, family and any games you're sneaking in amongst the festivities, let us know what you've been treated to this Christmas! You could even link to some pictures if you've got your own personal blog or imgur account.

All our Christmas love,
Joncol, Ben (radMonkey) and the Playfire Team

The Best of Dealsford: Deals Round-Up



As we've hit the major point of the festive season and the residents of Dealsford are relaxing at home with their aching feet up, we thought it was a good opportunity to remind you of some of the current deals running on the site.

Therefore, below you'll find some of our favourite deals, and how much longer you've got to grab them before they're gone.


Also, don't forget that we've also got this cheeky voucher that can be applied across most of the titles on the site:
GMG20-ZB5D1-93X49

Whilst these are some of our current favourite deals available, we have plenty more offers to take advantage of, so make sure you check these out in the Winter Sale section.

Follow the announcements of all our deals by finding us on the social channels below:


*This voucher is valid until 1800 UTC January 6th 2014. Note that some titles will be excluded from voucher, multiple vouchers cannot be used in conjunction, and that vouchers do not work on bundles or physical versions of games.
Regional restrictions apply as usual, and all offers are while stocks last. 
Eat lots, be merry, and have a great day!!!

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Tuesday, more like Dealsday...



As tomorrow most of the residents of Dealsford will be putting their feet up after their efforts during the past week, we've readied a bunch of great deals to see you through until the 26th. Alf, and all the staff of GMG and Playfire want to take this opportunity to wish you all the very best during this holiday period wherever you are in the world!

Now, to the important part, the deals:

Remember you can also use the following voucher code for an additional 20% off these great sale prices!

GMG20-ZB5D1-93X49

We'll be back on Thursday with more great deals, but in the meantime don't forget to check out more of the titles in the Winter Sale section.

Also, don't forget to add us via the social channels below to ensure you're up to date with all the latest announcements from GMG:


*This voucher is valid until 1800 UTC January 6th 2014. Note that some titles will be excluded from voucher, multiple vouchers cannot be used in conjunction, and that vouchers do not work on bundles or physical versions of games.
Regional restrictions apply as usual, and all offers are while stocks last. 
One more sleep to go...so don't forget to leave out those mince pies and carrots for he who shall not be named ;)