Multiplay May

There’s a few games that have all managed to present an opportunity to play together. A couple are at REALLY good prices, and a couple are hitting a big release with some new content. I’ve outlined them below with some quick thoughts of my own. I’ve provided affiliate links, so I do get a commission if you buy through them. Let me know here, on stream, or Discord if you pick any of them up so I know who to look for!

Gloria Victis

This is a medieval MMORPG that is buy and play, no subscription fee. It’s $4.36 in the Humble Wargamez Bundle currently, and the cheapest price I have ever seen Gloria Victis go for. I’ve been following it since just before launch, and I’ve mentioned it several times here on my website. The graphics and sound are great, and it has crafting and PvP involved. I don’t think the player base is that big, but I think it’d be worth the money even if we only got a small group going.

Destiny 2

A Sci-Fi MMOFPS, which is an MMORPG in FPS view with an emphasis on shooting. It’s just $12 in the Humble Monthly, and is the cheapest price for Destiny 2 anywhere right now. The reviews are not great about this game, but a lot of it is due to lack of content. For $12 (plus the other games you get from the monthly) I can’t imagine there isn’t enough content. The game looks beautiful, and I’m only level 12 so it’d be really easy to catch up if you jump in now. No subscription fee, but there are two expansion DLCs out. They will cost extra, but might be worth it if you end up enjoying the game enough.

Conan Exiles

I played Conan Exiles when it launched into Early Access, the devs were awesome enough to give me a key. It is a survival game (Think ARK) set in the Conan universe. I clocked in over 100 hours in game! I really enjoyed the building aspect, and that is probably what I’ll spend most of my time doing in game. MSRP is $39.99 on most sites, but you can get Conan Exiles with a 10% Discount using the code MAY10 over on Fanatical. (Fanatical is NOT a grey market site, it is an authorized Steam key re-seller.) Conan Exiles is a great game, and I’ll also be doing a giveaway of a key or two provided by the devs on my stream Friday May 11, 2018!

Space Hulk: Deathwing

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This game is a Left4Dead type horde shooter set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. It is definitely better than the reviews let on. It had a bad launch, but has improved greatly since then. It does take a little time to find a group, but I’ve always managed a full group. MSRP is $39.99 on most sites, but the best price for Space Hulk: Deathwing is with a 10% Discount using code MAY10 over on Fanatical. I do expect more sales closer to/on release day. I really enjoy this game, and am looking forward to the extra customization features on May 22nd. The majority of the enhanced edition features are already out for PC. I’m hoping to do a full playthrough on stream with viewers.

Update: 60% off sale in the Humble Store!

One More Consideration

I’m looking really, really hard at State of Decay 2. It’s a 3rd person arcade style survival game. From the little gameplay I’ve seen, it looks a lot like the original State of Decay, but has multiplayer co-op in it! It’s only $29.99 in the Microsoft store, but no Steam unfortunately. The good news is, console and PC should be able to play together! So if you have an X-Box, you can still join me. I haven’t pre-ordered yet, but once I see more about how the co-op play is, I’ll make my decision. There’s also a free trial available if you want to try before you buy from what I’ve read.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales 2017

Games I Want

  • Rainbow 6 Siege – Tried the free weekend and liked it, but missed the sale due to work. [PURCHASED]
  • Warhammer End Times: Vermintide DLCs – Love this game so far, but I don’t like to replay maps over and over so this DLC really needs to be cheap to be worthwhile. [PURCHASED]
  • Gloria Victis – This game was $10 not long ago and I passed on it. It’s a medieval MMORPG, buy and play.

Games I’m Watching

  • Star Wars: Battlefront 2 – All the drama could mean a hefty cut to boost sales. I’d buy it at the right price.
  • Destiny 2 – Never played the first one, but the second one was recommended by a friend. It’s also a Blizzard/Activision game, and I love to support Blizzard.
  • Dawn of War III – I enjoyed Dawn of War 2, but 3 is focused on base building. Still, it’s Warhammer 40k so we’ll see.
  • Lawbreakers – Had fun on the free weekends, but a little leery of the low population killing the matchmaking quality.

Games I Recommend

  • Foxhole – I love this game! It’s probably my game of the year.
  • Ghost Recon Wildlands – Another amazing game, probably my #2 for the year.
  • Company of Heroes 2 – My all time favorite RTS.
  • Warhammer End Times: Vermintide  – This game is probably going to be really cheap and worth picking up if you don’t have it yet. Only the party leader needs the DLC!
  • Space Hulk: Deathwing – Like Vermintide, but set in the Warhammer 40k universe.
  • Battlefleet Gothic: Armada – An RTS using capital ships, also set in the Warhammer 40k universe. Should be REALLY cheap considering a normal sale put it at $10 not long ago.
  • *Total War: Warhammer II – I recommend this if you have the first one. It’s a really amazing game. Loads of fun, and a super value if you own the first one (mortal empires campaigns).

Legitimate Websites to Shop

I only recommend licensed key resellers.

  • Some publishers/developers are giving decent discounts already through their launchers (Ubisoft Uplay, Blizzard launcher, etc).
  • Amazon – Might have to wait a day or two for a physical copy, but might be worth it.
  • Humble Bundle – Sales have already started.
  • Fanatical (Formerly Bundle Stars) – Sales have already started.
  • Indiegala – Sales have already started.

 

2016 Black Friday Week Deals for Video Games!

Best Game Prices For Black Friday and Cyber Monday Week Sales 2016

This is one of the best times of the year to get that game you’ve always had your eye on, but don’t want to shell out the asking price for. Now there are a lot of deals on a lot of different websites out there, so my goal is to keep it simple. I’ll be posting links to various websites and outlining their deals. Some of the links will be affiliate links, meaning I get a portion of the sale. Thanks in advance for your support!

Amazon

Green Man Gaming

  • The Black Death $14.99
  • Of Kings and Men $17.99 (Plus another 10% off!)
  • Stellaris Leviathans DLC $8.57
  • The Black Death $4.79 (Plus another 10% off!) BLACK FRIDAY ONLY

GameStop

Steam

  • Of Kings and Men $18.74
  • Battlefleet Gothic: Armada $19.99
  • Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade $24.99
  • Gloria Victis $13.99
  • Dawn of War: II* $9.99 (No DLC)

Humble Bundle

Bundle Stars

IndieGala

Sila Games

The Constant Warfare Black Friday 2016 Shopping List

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Tis The Season Again

Almost that time of year again, just two weeks away! That wonderful Black Friday weekend where video games prices get slashed deep into temptation territory! The older the games, the crazier the cut! Thought i’d share some of what I’m going to be looking for. This is in no particular order. I don’t like to prioritize things like that. The OCD in me would force me to analyze it way more than is necessary. My goal here is just to show you some interesting games, and let you know what I might pick up if you wanted to grab a game with me sometime.

The Black Death

I’ve been looking for another survival game. I really like ARK, so something in a more familiar setting that isn’t covered in zombies is appealing. Their new Knight class seems right up my alley too. Plus the obvious pun about The Black Death on Black Friday is irresistible.

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada

I’ve kinda watched this game on and off since it’s release. After realizing how much I love the non-base building/resource gathering RTS gameplay of Company of Heroes 2, I started paying more attention to this game. It really makes me want to take another look at the whole Warhammer 40k IP altogether.  I’ve only caught a little bit of the gameplay, but it looks like such a visually beautiful game that I want to pick it up.

Stellaris Leviathans DLC

I really do like Stellaris. I just don’t play it more because I can’t get attached to any of the alien races. With this Leviathan’s DLC, Stellaris turns into Babylon 5. If you’re not familiar, it’s a Science Fiction TV show from a while back. A really good one IMO. There’s actually a MOD for Stellaris that lets you play as the Vorlons (my favorite race in B5), so that may be my in back into the game. Also, fun fact, my Stellaris Let’s Plays have some of the longest view times of all my YouTube videos (10+ minutes on average)!

Gloria Victis

A low fantasy MMORPG with no subscription fee. ‘Open PvP’ and ‘Territory Control’ are the key words that have me paying attention. Player driven economy as well to some extent. This one’s in Early Access, but that doesn’t really bother me. The one-time fee model is really appealing to maximize the bang for my buck.

King Arthur: The Roleplaying Wargame(s)

I’m a fan of Arthurian Legend. These are older games, but they still look interesting to me. I’ve had them on my wishlist forever, but maybe this is the year I can scratch ’em off!

Call to Arms and Dawn of War II

I lump these together because they are both interests spawned from my discovery of Company of Heroes 2. Call to Arms looks to be a modern-day military setting, which is probably even more interesting to me. I’ve just never had the time and money align. Dawn of War II is also a result of my taking a better look at the Warhammer 40k universe. I’ve also been told that it’s a near replica to CoH2 gameplay. If so, and the field of view isn’t bad, I’m seriously interested.

Of Kings and Men

Huge multiplayer PvP battles. 200+ players! Castle sieges, politics – what else needs to be said? This is one of Green Man Gaming’s titles. Still in early access, but I love the idea behind it. I came close to picking it up once, but it didn’t get such good reviews from people I knew and the streams and videos I watched. If it was cut enough, I could be persuaded to throw caution to the wind. They had me at open world PvP.

Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns

Playing World of Warcraft has really made me miss the Realm vs Realm PvP in GW2.  I have the base game already, but the recent expansion added an interesting specialization to the Guardian class. I never got to play much of the Guardian class. I was kinda running out of motivation to play solo when I leveled him. The advanced class plus potential fun of large-scale PvP has me interested, if only on a very low level.

Black Friday Headquarters Right Here

In addition to the above, I’m sure some random game will catch my eye. Low prices get high interest! As usual, I’ll be posting links to the various sales here starting whenever the sales do. The comments will of course be open to post whatever you find too, or requests on things for me to keep an eye out for (if I have time!). I’m on track to spend 3x more this year than I did last year on video games. I could certainly use a few good discounts! What games made your Black Friday shopping list?