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GOG Galaxy offering Saints Row, Darksiders 2, Metro: Last Light & more Unchained From DRM at a discount

GOG Galaxy - Saints Row - Metro Last Light - Darksiders 2

Metro: Last Light Redux, Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third, and both Darksiders & Darksiders 2 are now available on the new DRM-Free platform GOG Galaxy which is host to over 1,000 games, runs sales often, and now supports matchmaking, game time tracking, achievements, friends / chat functions (all optional), and more. What’s more these games are all available at a discount. These are some pretty excellent games, have a worthy offering for replay value, and are now being sold dirt cheap for a limited time.

Now Available DRM-Free on GOG

GOG Galaxy – Unchained From DRM – Discounts as of May 11, 2015:

Metro: Last Light Redux is available for 50% off at $12.49

Saints Row 2 is available for 60% off at just $3.99

Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package is available for 67% off making it $4.99

Darksiders is currently 60% off with a price of $7.99

Darksiders 2 is 60% off going for $11.99

Darksiders 2 – Complete DLC Pack is also 60% off at $7.99

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Survival Racing Game “Distance” for Steam Early Access / PlayStation 4 (2015) [HD]

Distance Steam Early Access PlayStation 4

This game will have you thinking WipEout off the bat, but it’s actually the spiritual successor to Nitronic Rush and sees players participating in a new experience built from the ground up in which landing tricks keeps a tron-like road runner car from overheating.

Visuals feature a lot of neon lights contrasted by calm and cool darkness, with Sprint mode being an obvious dash to the finish, Reverse Tag mode putting a test to your ultimate “NOT IT” skills, and all with multiplayer support. Players can jump, rotate, and fly while avoiding obstacles. Currently the game is in Early Beta for the PlayStation 4 and is available on purchase through the official development studio’s link below on PC.

Take a look below at the footage released over the past months as an official PS4 release is awaited.

Genre: Survival, Racing
Developer: Refract Studios
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Mac OS X, Linux

Purchase DRM Free / Steam

PlayStation 4 Announcement Trailer (December 2014)

Distance Early Access Trailer (November 2014)

Distance: The Past, Present, and Future (November 2014)

Distance Beta 3153 Quick Recap (October 2014)

Distance Beta Gameplay Trailer (August 2014)

Distance Alpha Gameplay Experiments (January 2014)

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The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 – Release Trailer [HD 1080P]

The Book of Unwritten Tales

Developer: KING Art Games
Publisher: Nordic Games
Genre: Adventure
Platforms: Windows PC, Mac OS X, Linux
Release Date: February 20, 2015
Price: $29.99

Now Available for Pre-Order DRM-FREE

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RGN Daily News #71: Patriots Win The Super Bowl, Hotline Miami 90% Off, and GTX 980 VR SLI 3.0 !!!

RGN Daily News #71

While we are working on bringing out the Video Podcast RGN Daily News you know and love from before, currently these sporadic written RGN Daily News articles are the direct result of a ton of work going on behind the scenes. Please bear with us as we upgrade and evolve beyond our earliest expectations and begin dropping our 2015 videos later down the line. What you see in the interim is an opportunity for experimental video output, and this post will wrap up today’s substantial news that caught my attention.

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GOG – $138.85 Worth of Games for $13.75

*3 DAYS, 04H : 07M : 10S Left as of the time at this posting.

GOG Offers Heavy DRM-Free Games On Discount Up To 90% Off Indie Mega Publisher Devolver Digital Games. The Full List is below:

  • Hotline Miami – $4.99
  • Shadow Warrior (2013) – $19.99
  • Shadow Warrior Classic – $2.99
  • Serious Sam: The First Encounter – $2.99
  • Serious Sam: The Second Encounter – $2.99
  • Pixel Poetry Special Edition – $3.99
  • Super Game Jam – 5 Short Films – $7.49
  • Motivational Growth – $2.99
  • Good Game – $2.99
  • Burning Man: Beyond Black – $2.99
  • Stream Dream – $2.99
  • Austin High – $2.99
  • The Basement – $2.99
  • Mars – $2.99
  • One Couch At A Time – $2.99
  • Or ALL In 1 Bundle for $13.75 (Instead of $138.85, $125 Off Whoa!)

New England Patriots Win Super Bowl Madden 15 EA Sports RealGamerNewz Boston

Patriots Win The Super Bowl

– Madden 15 by EA Games Makes Bold Prediction:

Electronic Arts in association with EA Sports released a new statement today to the press saying that the New England Patriots have won the Super Bowl against the Seattle Seahawks in a video game simulation traditionally done by EA Sports as a sort of litmus test for the game engine’s accuracy to real sporting variables. Only time will tell if this rings true in real life.

Here’s an excerpt from the Official Press Release with more information:

“The prediction sees New England’s offense overcoming the Seahawks’ defense to pull out a 28-24 victory. Tom Brady was named MVP of the game thanks to his 335 yard, 4-touchdown performance, his third such honor.

The Madden NFL 15 Super Bowl Prediction is created by simulating the Super Bowl Matchup with updated rosters on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and the official game console of the NFL. Fans can get more exclusive EA SPORTS content from Super Bowl week by following Madden NFLon Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (easports) and using the hashtag #UltimateSB.”

Source: Official EA Press Release

*All player participation has been facilitated by NFL Players Inc., the licensing and marketing subsidiary of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA).

OFFICIAL HD VIDEO BELOW:

Vita TV PlayStation TV RealGamerNewz Discount Sale

PlayStation TV (AKA Vita TV) Discounted to $60

The PlayStation TV, PSTV, VitaTV, or whatever you want to call Sony’s micro-console / streaming device capable of providing PS Now, PS One Classic, PS Vita, and in-home streamed PS4 content (console required), all under the guise of also being another “Netflix machine” for consumers to gobble up has now gone on discount. Best Buy offered the sale first, both online and in-store for a device that debuted at $99 and steeply fell to $79 during the holiday season.

Now we see the device dropped to just $59 to which users have responded by spreading the news. It remains to be seen how many will actually buy though. Amazon has matched this price, now listing the PlayStation TV for $59.99 as well. The bundle which comes with a controller is now available for $99.00 even.

As Sony struggles to generate interest in the Vita library, many own Vita handhelds and are extremely pleased with their gaming experiences on the device. PSTV getting into more homes is a good sign that if Sony would have offered a more desirable price from the jump, such as Nintendo is attempting to do with the Nintendo New 3DS XL, then more people would have bit. We can probably expect to see a Vita price drop soon after this recent happening comes to pass.

Virtual Reality Gaming PC Architecture SLI GPU Geforce 980

Virtual Reality Gaming PC Architecture is Here

SLI 3.0 is coming out and it’s called VR SLI because it’s for VR Gear such as Oculus Rift. Instead of using multiple GPUs to render a single image, each graphics card renders for a separate eye. Beyond that, if the user has a Quad VR SLI set up then a sick immerse experience is guaranteed.

The GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 970 themselves even already  include revolutionary new technologies that make Maxwell GPUs the best choice for smooth, responsive, nausea-free Virtual Reality Gaming Experiences according to NVIDA.

STEAM PC gta 5 pre order offer ending soon

Last Day For FREE GTA Game w/ GTA V PC Pre-Order

Pre-Order GTA V on Steam for Windows PC and you’ll get GTA San Andreas for free. This will run you $59.99 but you’ll have access day one to the game everybody’s been waiting for on Steam. Modding communities are already in place to rock the tarnish off of this game’s excessively big open world engine and hopefully GTA Online will be able to really flourish with the great online community of PC Gaming.

STARBOUND STEAM PC Huge update

Starbound Gets Huge Update

If you’ve never heard of Starbound for PC, it’s a crazy good indie title that reminds most people of Terraria except with space exploration, many different planets, resource management, and more. Today they’ve announced access is available as cheap as $11.24 for a limited time as a huge update has hit the game with new quests, items, ships, monsters, a new playable race, new missions, and more. We’ve been working on a Preview for this title as its passed through countless Beta tests, server wipes, and that Preview is still forthcoming – but if you have a spare twelve dollars in your lint pocket and need to escape to another reality truly based on interesting 2D Gameplay then Check It Out HERE On Steam.

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That’s all for today’s RGN Daily News – check back tomorrow for our individual posts as well as our Reviews. The Daily News should return during week days with a Week In Review beginning the weekend after this for its revival. As everything pieces itself together in 2015, RealGamerNewz is investing back into itself and providing our best foot forward for you the reader. So please let us know if you have any feedback about anything or think we could be doing better.

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Anomaly Defenders Release Date Announced w/ Human Invasion Trailer

Anomaly Defenders

The conclusion to the Anomaly series is upon us as Anomaly defenders has been given an official release date (May 29, 2014 on Steam) as well as a new video showcasing tactics players will need to utilize in order to keep an invasion of human enemies at bay. The full title will launch for $9.99 and can also be pre-ordered at Games Republic for $8.99 with no DRM for those who are still haven’t “got with the program” (*Neo of The Matrix face). 😀

Anomaly Defenders is the culmination of well-known Tower Defense franchise Anomaly developed and published independently by 11 Bit Studios and is compatible with Windows PC, Mac OS X, as well as Linux operating systems.

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SimCity Gets Offline Mode + Modding Community Guidelines From EA / MAXIS

SimCity Offline Mode

Developer MAXIS and publisher EA Games have had essentially a train wreck of a time dropping the new SimCity on the world and have finally buckled under pressure by announcing that an offline mode will be added to the game when Update 10 goes live. Players will have to start all over again in this offline mode but many have not even bought the game because of its absence while others have found the online game broken and unplayable due to the oh-so-famous EA’s inability to produce smooth online gaming (just look at Battlefield 4’s million patches and Ex-DICE members speaking out to tell the world that the blame belongs on EA’s shoulders for the game’s instability and online crashes).

MAXIS has also released a number of modding guidelines for the game which can be found on the Official SimCity Blog Here.

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2K Sports Added Always Online DRM to NBA 2K14? [HD Video]

NBA 2K14 DRM

You better believe it. Full details in the video. Follow me on twitter and keep track of me on RealGamerNewz.

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Trusting The Game Industry In 2013… A Never Ending Let-Down?

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The reason why I’m writing this for your viewing pleasure is to discuss how most problems within the gaming industry are caused by money and time. When you go pick up next-gen games or consoles you’ll either have fun or be completely blind sided on what you were promised with the system. Each corporation like Sony or Microsoft either lied to the gamers, had to switch something up for the consumers, (i.e.  DRM, Always online, etc.), or have been in the very least misleading about the details of the features they are able to provide.

With each of these in mind I found it interesting how Sony never gave a straight answer about DRM for third party games unlike Microsoft’s heavily criticized direct approach which was later shot down and reversed. For the most part it has become the thorn in Xbox ONE’s side and presented us with perhaps the most hated console of all time since the Sony PS3.

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At least Microsoft was giving us a heads-up to the gaming community about the future direction third party wanted them to head in, even if without the reasons behind it. Instead Sony and third party companies like EA took the path of pretending they never planned on doing any sort of DRM in the first place. As if Microsoft just magically came up with this all by themselves and it wasn’t in demand from these same companies that we’ve seen nickel and dime us to protect their own investments whilst trying everything to kill used game sales which they call loss of potential profits.

Sony has said in a lot of interviews about online passes that most Publishers like Ubisoft or EA used in the past, that this technology is still available to third party on the PlayStation 4 if they want to use it. Sony will not use it on first party games according to new promises post-E3 2013. Well not anymore, this is now the reason why when the consoles got announced these head Publishers wanted DRM on all the games that were made so they can could make more money and not get less when someone bought a pre-owned copy of said software.

the third party

This works in as well with the schemes of never-ending DLC, incomplete games, day one patches, pre-order bonuses with each different retailer because of promotional partnerships and deals. In many cases Capcom has been caught having most of their DLC already on the disc itself and making us gamers buy a code to unlock it just to use a skin for a character.

With most companies that circle around themselves trying to figure out how to save or make money with either making a console with cheap hardware and it breaks after the first 30 minutes of playing, the game industry is beginning to make everyone mad which includes myself.

only on xbox one

I can’t trust Microsoft because of changing policies that could easily be changed back whenever they or third party companies want them to. With Sony being shady and acting like everyone’s best friend meanwhile assuring us that third party will be in charge of DRM in many interviews, you’d be a fool to trust them either. Keeping all of this in mind, we as gamers spend a lot of money for this kind of entertainment because we love it but we keep dealing with the same problems that we always encounter with the big heads of Sony, Microsoft, and all the other Publishers, but these problems are getting worse and the endgame may soon be in sight.

Keep in mind that developers really don’t have a say what goes into their game in the long run because of what I said before with pre-order, promoting, and online pass decisions being made from the top-down at publisher companies and even sometimes higher than that at their parent companies. It’s easy for me to tell you today that trusting these companies is hard for me with everything coming out into the light about both Sony and Microsoft and the persisting promise to third party that they cause DRM any time they want. Developers of games seem to never be able to give us what they promise these days whether it be blamed on cut backs, time, money, or whatever the case might be.

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We keep getting incomplete games like Forza Motorsport 5 which has less than half as many cars and tracks as Forza Motorsport 4, still being sold at full $60 price, and will end up costing over $200 by the time DLC is done releasing for it. The attack of the Season Passes never ends either as your friends leave you behind in isolation if you choose not to pay beyond $60 for a single experience.

How do you readers feel when everything that comes to be in an half-finished product? Do you feel like you were promised more and never got your money’s worth? Let me know just one thing, can you honestly say that you trust the game industry in 2013? Comment down below and keep it clean!

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RGN Daily News #66: PlayStation 4 Will Get Auto-Caching In Future Updates

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RGN Daily News #66: PlayStation 4 Has Automatic Caching, No Installs Necessary

– Top News of the Day
– Yoshida Reveals PS4 Games Might Write / Erase 50GB Games While Playing via Update
– PlayStation 4 Has Automatic Caching, No Installs Needed
– COD: Ghosts Might Not Play Without Internet Connection
– Next-Gen Game Installs Are Huge, File Sizes Average Ranging 20 – 40GB Installs
– Every Xbox ONE Game Must Be Installed, Console Not Designed To Run Games Off Disc
– Xbox ONE Mandatory Install Sizes For Over 12 Games
– Killer Instinct Is Barely A Game – 3.4GB, No Arcade Mode, 8 Characters
– Half of Forza Motorsports 5 Tracks Were Cut
– PS4 Virtual Headset Details Coming to RealGamerNewz.com Soon
– And More

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RGN Week In Review: What’s The Industry’s Next Big Innovation?

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RGN Week In Review: What’s The Industry’s Next Big Innovation?

– Top News Stories of the Week
– OUYA’s Downfall Told By an Indie Dev
– Microsoft’s PR = Killing Themselves
– Beef w/ “Ultimate Gamer” Title and Mainstream Representations of Gamers
– Death of G4TV Versus Birth of Let’s Play Phenomenon
– Gameplay Vs Graphics Vs Storyline
– What’s The Industry’s Next Big Innovation?
– The Truth About DRM Vs Piracy on Consoles + PC
– And More

 

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