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Amazon challenges retail game stores with 20% discount on preorders

As the retail game business gets more challenging for incumbents like GameStop, Amazon makes a major move to shore up its competitiveness. …


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The most profitable way to discount your game on Steam

Developers often wonder what sort of discount they should offer — how much is too much, and how little is too little? We might have an answer, courtesy of Steam Spy. …


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’Tis The Season For Publishers To Discount iOS And Android Games

If you plan to be traveling for the holidays, you might be pulled away from your home game consoles. This makes for a good opportunity to dive into mobile games.

2K and Square Enix are both discounting a hefty dose of their iOS and Android titles. The following offers last through January 4. 

2K

  • Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution 2 (50 percent off – $ 4.99)
  • Sid Meier’s Starships – On iOS only (50 percent off – $ 4.99)
  • XCOM: Enemy Within (50 percent off – $ 4.99)
  • NBA 2K16 (50 percent off – $ 3.99)
  • NHL 2K (66 percent off – $ 0.99)
  • WWE 2K (63 percent off – $ 2.99)

Square Enix

  • Final Fantasy (50 percent off, $ 3.99)
  • Final Fantasy II (50 percent off, $ 3.99)
  • Final Fantasy III
    • iPhone/iPod Touch – 53 percent off, $ 6.99
    • iPad – 53 percent off, $ 7.99
    • Android – 50 percent off, $ 7.99
  • Final Fantasy IV (50 percent off, $ 7.99) 
  • Final Fantasy IV: The After Years (50 percent off, $ 7.99)
  • Final Fantasy V (50 percent off, $ 7.99)
  • Final Fantasy VI (50 percent off, $ 7.99)
  • Final Fantasy VII (31 percent off, $ 10.99)
  • Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
    • iPhone/iPod/Android – 50 percent off, $ 6.99
    • iPad – 50 percent off, $ 7.99
  • Chrono Trigger (50 percent off, $ 4.99)
  • Secret of Mana (50 percent off, $ 3.99)

Additionally, Square Enix has the following offers running on three of its Western mobile titles:

Lara Croft Go (December 17 through December 31 on iOS, Windows Phone and through December 30 on Android)

  • iOS – 60 percent off, $ 1.99
  • Android – 80 percent off, $ 0.99
  • Windows Phone – 60 percent off, $ 1.99

Hitman Sniper

  • iOS – 80 percent off, $ 0.99 from December 17 through December 20
  • iOS – 60 percent off, $ 1.99 from December 21 through December 31
  • Android – 40 percent off, $ 1.99 from December 17 through December 20
  • Android – 90 percent off, $ 0.50 from December 21 through December 31

Hitman Go

  • iOS and Android – 80 percent off, $ 0.99 from December 20 through December 31

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Lara Croft Go Charity Auction Raising Money For Child’s Play Accompanies Game Discount

Lara Croft Go, the mobile turn-based strategy game starring the Tomb Raider herself, is on sale, and there is an associated eBay auction charity raising money for Child's Play.

You can grab Lara Croft Go for $ 3.99 right now. Regarding the charity auctions, there are three eBay actions available to bid on with 100% of the proceeds going to the Child's Play charity. Each one includes a Lara Croft & Temple of Osiris Steam Code, Lara Croft & Temple of Osiris Gold Edition Mini Figure, Lara Croft & Temple of Osiris lithographic and art book, a Lara Croft GO 3D Viewmaster, and a unique official Lara Croft GO PAX15 Poster signed by the Square Enix Montréal development team. You can find the auctions here, here, and here.

For our review of Lara Croft Go, head here.

 

Our Take
Good cause. Good game. It's a win-win. I don't generally get into turn-based games like Go, but I kind of want to play something as I am getting excited for Rise of the Tomb Raider.

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Castle Crashers Remastered Coming September 9 With Discount For 360 Owners

The Behemoth is getting ready to release the updated version of its Xbox Live Arcade darling, Castle Crashers, in just a few days. If you’re returning for double-dip, you won’t need to spend very much to try out the new version.

The Remastered version features a new minigame, 60 frames-per-second visuals, improved textures, and a variety of gameplay and online updates. The best part is that you can get it for free, if you qualify.

Xbox Live Gold members who own the original game on Xbox 360 will get Castle Crashers for free on Xbox One through September 20. After that, purchasing the Xbox One version will only cost $ 5. Additionally, the original game will eventually become available on Xbox One via backward compatibility.

Those coming in fresh will be paying the normal price of $ 15. Castle Crashers Remastered arrives on Xbox One on September 9.

 

Our Take
It wouldn’t be a stretch for a developer to withhold backward compatibility after releasing a remaster. The Behemoth is doing this about as right as it can be done. Giving Castle Crashers Remastered away for free for 11 days and then dropping the price to $ 5 afterward for eligible customers is the epitome of “consumer friendly.”

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Grandia II HD Edition Gets Name Change, Release Date, And Discount

Gung Ho Online Entertainment announced today that Grandia II HD Edition, a remaster of the 15-year-old Dreamcast RPG, is coming to PC via Steam and GOG.com on August 24. To celebrate the game's 15th anniversary this month, Gung Ho has also changed the title to Grandia II Anniversary Edition.

Gung Ho CEO Kazuki Morishita said the name change was meant "to properly celebrate Grandia II's 15th
anniversary." The game was chosen to be remastered due to feedback from a previous fan survey.

Grandia II Anniversary Edition will have a limited time sale price of $ 14.99 on both Steam and GOG.com, discounted from the regular $ 19.99. For more on the game, take a look at our preview.

 

Our Take
It's always great to see a company make moves to preserve older games, especially ones that are tough to revisit outside of emulation. Grandia II is a classic that I will enjoy jumping into again, if anything just to see how the title has held up after all these years.

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Sponsored: Can great game delivery help avoid an early trip to the discount bin?

The way that you deliver a game — how you package it up and get it into the hands of your audience — is critical to defining an exceptional game experience. How will your experience keep them coming back for more? …


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PSA: PlayStation 10 Percent Discount Code Is Live

Sony is running a weekend-long promotion that gives each PlayStation Network user 10 percent off an entire purchase. The universal code is finally available (in the image above), and you can start picking out your items.

If you happen to forget the code, you can find it also under the “What’s New” section on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 home screens. As a reminder, the code expires on January 26 at 9 a.m. Pacific / 12 p.m. Eastern.

Most items are eligible, but you can’t use the code on pre-orders, PlayStation Plus and Music Unlimited subscriptions, and video or PlayStation Now rentals. Let us know what you decide to buy.

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PSN members get one-use 10% discount code this weekend

Sony’s goodwill discount is up for the taking this weekend, allowing users to save 10 percent off a one-time total cart purchase in the PlayStation Store. The offer is part of Sony’s show of appreciation for PSN members’ patience following the networ…
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Sony to compensate PSN users with Plus extension, discount code

Sony’s offering five days of extra PlayStation Plus membership as its way of making up for the recent network outage. The gesture of goodwill isn’t limited to Plus subscribers, as all PlayStation Network users are getting a one-time 10 percent discou…
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