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Humble Bundle starts one-day Flash Bundles, Codemasters Bundle gets second chance at your wallet

July 14th, 2014 by

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Rejoice, misers and cheap asses, as the Humble Daily Bundle makes its triumphant return under the “Flash Bundle” moniker over on the Humble Bundle site. This puts their adjective squarely in line with Steam’s Flash Sales for that added sense of urgency.

The first Flash Bundle is a Re-Bundle of the Codemasters Weekly Bundle that went on sale at the end of January. Pay what you want, and you’ll get Overlord, Overlord: Raising Hell DLC, two Operation: Flashpoint games, and Rise of the Argonauts for a pittance. Pony up six bucks or more, and you’ll also receive DiRT Showdown, DiRT 3, and Overlord II. Each game also comes with Steam keys because idiots like me are obsessed with Steam Levels and card-collecting.

The Overlord games sold the package to me in all its wannabe Pikmin glory. DiRT 3, however, is the best received of the bunch with an 86 overall on Metacritic. Regardless, it’s hard to argue with such a great deal especially if you love backlog.

Head on over and pick up the Humble Bundle Flash Bundle today. While you’re there, maybe you should check out the last day of the DRM-free sale in the Humble Store or the awesome Humble 2K Bundle while it lasts.

New Flash Bundles should go up every Monday and last just 24 hours. Act fast because, like Wally West, they’ll be gone in a Flash.

What? Barry Allen’s been back from the dead for years? How the… why? Why, Geoff Johns? WHY?!

Viva La France! Louffy’s Rose Wins EVO 2014! (USF4)

July 14th, 2014 by

Rose mains rejoice! Europe’s first ever SF4 EVO winner, Louffy (Luffy?) fought his way out of the loser’s bracket to take down Bonchan’s Sagat and claim the title of 2014 Ultra Street Fighter IV Grand Champion. See the final showdown play out in this video.

For me, it’s a bittersweet victory. As a Rose main myself, part of the allure of maining Rose was her niche appeal. Now everyone and their mothers will be taking her online. I expect lots of people to pick her up, and consequently, learn to better deal with her as an opponent. Still, Luffy has long been one of my favorite players, and seeing him win the biggest fighting game tournament in the world makes me happy. Warm and fuzzy, even.

Interesting bit of trivia: Luffy uses a PS1 controller instead of the customary fight stick.

Games and Jim Ross commentary are a perfect mash-up

July 13th, 2014 by

What makes Jim Ross the best wrestling commentator in the history of the business? His ability to sell every situation, no matter how ridiculous it seemed, with an energy and enthusiasm like no other.

But maybe you don’t care about wrestling. I mean, you’re at a website about video games. So, what happens when you take great moments from gaming and mix them with over-the-top commentary ripped straight from the WWE archives?

TheBlueOwlPlays answers that question with the following videos.

Hilarity. Hilarity happens.

Two more videos after the jump.

Awkward, Awkward Silence

July 13th, 2014 by

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So what happens when you gather a bunch of gaming’s most recognized mute protagonists? A lot of fidgeting and pleading glances, I guess. It’s too bad you can’t break the ice with that crowbar, Dr. Freeman. Needs more Chrono, though.

Super Easy Mode

July 11th, 2014 by

So yeah, the video’s old as piss but who cares. It’s still funny! It hasn’t depreciated in value just because millions – nay, bajillions - have already seen it.

Punch-Out, Battletoads, and other classic-yet-despicably-difficult games are given a “White Tanooki” mode, with mostly hilarious results. Someone’s going to hell for that last one.

Good Akuma

July 10th, 2014 by

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Don’t know why this cracks me up as much as it does, but it does. He leaves flowers in his wake!

Good Akuma [r/kappa]

Get Drunk On Nostalgia With These NES Cart Flasks

July 9th, 2014 by

Well, since games and alcohol are both super effective forms of escapism – why not combine their powers and just leave your whole world completely behind?

nes flasks

These Concealable Entertainment Flasks are available in the following five not-so-subtle titles:

* Drunk Hunt
* Castlevodka
* Bar-Hop Bros.
* Metal Beer
* The Legend of Drink

Get yours at  inkwhiskey.com

Humble 2K Bundle brings Bioshock, XCOM, and more

July 9th, 2014 by

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Just because the Steam Summer Sale is finished, doesn’t mean that there aren’t PC game deals to be had.

The good folks over at Humble Bundle have teamed up with 2K Games for the Humble 2K Bundle. Pay what you want and get Bioshock and some schlock. Pay more than average (just $7.10 as of this writing) and get Bioshock 2, Mafia II, and Spec Ops: The Line as a reward for your charitable deeds.

New to the Humble Bundle is the third price-point tier regularly found in the weekly bundles. Pay more than $20, and you get Bioshock Infinite and XCOM: Enemy Unknown for your troubles. I’d like to call bullshit shenanigans on them for jacking up the average price, but that seems like a real jerk move when you consider the quality of those two games and that some of the cash goes to charity. If you’re salty about it, make sure to customize your payment and push that slider over to the Charity side. Nothing says angry like begrudgingly donating to the American Red Cross and Action Against Hunger out of sheer spite.

This deal lasts for the next two weeks. More games are sure to be added, seeing as they’ve already stated as much. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for Borderlands 2 or, at the very least, some form of Grand Theft Auto.

How crazy would it be if this was how Grand Theft Auto V launched on PC? I’m just saying…


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