is a peculiarly American phenomenon (though worryingly it's spreading into Europe) in which thousands of shoppers gather to tear each other to shreds in an attempt to be the first to grab overpriced toys for a negligible discount.
EA is celebrating this cultural event/capitalist riot with a huge sale, in which some very decent games are available for up to 75% off.
Now this is quite the flash sale;'s divisive (but actually excellent and whoever disagrees is wrong) survival horror Alien: Isolation is available for 50% off until 6PM GMT this evening.
That means you can enjoy hiding the unique sensation of crouching, terrified in a locker while a horrible xenomorph monstrosity slithers back and forth in front of you for the very reasonable sum of £14.99/$24.
Inspired by (though not really anything to do with) the classic 1982 game, Atari's modern day adventure horror Haunted House: Cryptic Graves is now available on Steam.
We honestly haven't heard that much about the game since it was announced a few months back, but there's aout which shows off some in-game footage.
co-founder and industry legend Ian Livingstone, currently acting as the British government's Creative Industries Champion, claims that we are living in the "second golden age of games".
During a talk at the BFI Video Games Day in London, Livingstone praised titles like Minecraft and League of Legends for proving that anyone can make a successful game, but also claimed the industry still has work to do in order to be taken seriously by mainstream culture.
Dark Souls was intended to shed its much-malignedonline functionality in favour of moving across to Steam this November, but the date's now been pushed back a month.
The news was revealed in a post on the game's, with Bandai Namco promising to keep fans updated over the coming weeks.
Petroglyph’s sci-fi RTS Grey Goo will be released via Steam on January 23, the developers. A new developer diary video has also been posted, explaining the intention behind releasing earlier than anticipated.
The team says that they decided to skip an extended Beta testing phase in order to "get Grey Goo into your hands and onto your computer as soon as possible."
continues to push out an ungodly amount of content for Guild Wars 2, with the latest Living Season effort seemingly taking things in a rather rogue-y direction.
Yes, there's lots of sneaking about in this one. “To catch a thief, you must become a thief”, proclaims the trailer for next episode Seeds of Truth.
Former Lucasarts developers Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick's retro adventure game Thimbleweed Park has been successfully Kickstarted only one week after the campaign began.
People sure do loveadventure games. The game's raised $400,000, easily nipping past its $375,000 goal with 22 days still to go.
Assassin’s Creed: Unity will be updated with a new patch this week, which aims to sort out some of those well-documented framerate and multiplayer connection issues.
Patch 3 contains “over three hundred fixes”, and although it may improve framerate,says there's another patch on the way that will tackle that problem more specifically.
The remake The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is set to expand even further as creator Edmund McMillen has announced plans for an expansion are under way, with plenty more from a "very large design doc".
He's planning on a "very huge chunk" of gameplay with a new game mode, which should "almost double" what we can do. McMillen is also asking the "vast and creative" Isaac fans for ideas.