Steam Stories July 5

expiredGrab Civilization V & Beyond Earth from $7.50 on Mac right now (Reg. up to $40)

After seeing a notable deal on Assassin’s Creed Identity this morning, we also have a pair of price drops on Civilization games for Mac. Both Civilization: Beyond Earth and Civilization V for Mac are down at their lowest prices this year on the Mac App Store. However, if you don’t mind playing them via Steam, both titles are even lower (starting from $7.50) as part of the Summer Sale. We have never seen Civ V drop this low on the Mac App Store. They combine for a 4+ star rating from thousands. Head below for the deals.

Steam Stories June 22

expiredSteam Summer Sale is here! Score massive discounts on The Division, Fallout 4, more

Steam is a gamers favorite place to go, though, often not for bank accounts. That’s why every PC gamer looks forward to the Steam Summer and Winter Sales, with the former launching yesterday. The Steam Summer Sale is highlighted by hundreds, if not thousands of titles on sale for insanely low pricing. My favorite from the sale is Tom Clancy’s The Division, which drops from its original price of $60 down to just $9.99. This is a great game for anyone who loves the Tom Clancy gameplay. Read on for more of our top picks, and browse the entire Steam Summer Sale here.

Steam Stories May 9

Steam announced today that it will be rolling out its Steam Link and Steam Video apps on the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Android soon.

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Steam Stories April 26, 2016

expiredDaily Deals: BENRO Digital Aluminum Tripod $23, HP Stream 11 Laptop 2.16GHz/2GB/32GB (Refurb) $120, more

In today’s Daily Deals, we have from B&H the BENRO (T800EX) Digital Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head for $22.95 shipped. That’s $27 off the original list price and $20 less than Amazon’s current listing. It’s made from aluminum making it both “lightweight and sturdy” and it has a quick release head that can be used in both “portrait” and “landscape” orientation.

 HP Stream 11 Laptop 2.16GHz/2GB/32GB (Refurb) $120 (Orig. $180) | Expansys

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Continue on for more details on today’s top product and a roundup of our best deals:

Steam Stories April 15, 2016

expiredGames/Apps: Rayman Origins for Mac $5, Shovel Knight $10, Xbox One 1TB + 3 Games $315, freebies, more

Update: Get a $100 iTunes Gift Card for $85 delivered via email from PayPal (15% savings)

In today’s best game/app deals, Rayman Origins is now available for $4.99 on the Mac App Store. Regularly listed between $15 and $20 on Steam and elsewhere, this is matching the lowest price we have ever seen the game go for on the Mac App Store. Origins stars the titular limbless legend “in a magical adventure…When a invasion of nightmarish monsters threatens the peace and tranquility of The Glade of Dreams, it’s up to the limbless legend to rescue his idyllic home.”

The free open beta for the new DOOM title is bow available on PSN, Xbox Live and Steam. It will run from “April 15, 2016 T 12:00 a.m. ET…[and ends] April 17, 2016 T 11:59 p.m. ET.” The new DOOM is eligible for Amazon’s pre-order/new releases deal and can be ordered for just $47.99 shipped right now for Prime members.

Speaking of PSN, the stellar, throw-back platformer Shovel Knight is now on sale for just $10.04 via Sony’s digital PS storefront. This same deal applies for the PS4, Vita and PS3 versions of the game. Physical versions tend to sell for between $15 and $20. And don’t forget about the Shovel Knight amiibo which is currently in-stock at Best Buy with a free download code for Mini Mario and Friends amiibo Challenge. In other Nintendo news, some of the best SNES games of all-time hit Nintendo’s 3DS eShop yesterday including Zelda Link to the Past, Super Metroid, more.

We also have a couple notable console bundle deals from late yesterday/still alive including the Xbox One 1TB Console 3 Games Bundle (GOW, Rare Replay, Ori) for $314.99 shipped (Reg. $350) and the PlayStation 4 Console w/ Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection and Tom Clancy’s Division for $359 shipped ($410+ value). Both courtesy of the official Newegg eBay Store.  

The brand new Free App of the Week is now available and BADLAND 1 & 2 for iOS are now matching the lowest prices everToday’s best iOS/Mac deals include PDF Forms, Calendarium, Hatchi, Devil Shard, 100 Rogues, Home Design 3D GOLD and more:

Ongoing game deals/promotions:

Steam Stories March 8, 2016

It has been a while since we’ve heard from LittleBits. Last time, the DIY brand introduced the Gizmos and Gadgets kit with eyes on building a variety of projects like a mega blaster and wireless doorbells. Today, it’s launching a new collection built around on STEAM education values. You’ve likely heard of the STEM programs that are popping up at local schools all over the United States. STEAM simply adds arts and design into the equation.

LittleBits’ new Student Set is designed specifically for this curriculum and includes everything needed to get started…

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Steam Stories February 23, 2016

9to5Toys has teamed up with GameAgent to offer our readers an exclusive 55% off deal on the popular Civilization: Beyond Earth Collection for Mac (Steam code). That brings the price down to just $27 (Reg. $59.99). This collection of content will run you over $80 on the Mac App Store and $60+ on Steam. This is $3 below our previous mention on Beyond Earth with the RT add-on. 

Civilization: Beyond Earth Collection – 55% off – $27 (Reg. $59.99)

The collection includes the full, critically acclaimed Civilization: Beyond Earth game, and it also comes with the Exoplanets Map Pack and the Rising Tide expansion.

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Steam Stories February 17, 2016

Jet Set Radio is available for free on Steam alongside a handful of other Sega titles

Sega has launched its third annual Make War Not Love promotion on Steam this week. You’ll be able to grab a couple of bundles with free titles that are yours to keep. There are three “teams” that are battling it out to see which group can spend more time playing each title. As more time is clocked, additional games are released.

Steam Stories January 29, 2016

expired2K Mac/PC game sale up to 85% off from $7 or less: Borderlands Pre-Sequel, Beyond Earth, XCOM, more

It is 2K Weekend over at Steam with up to 85% off Mac/PC titles from the popular developer. We are getting a number of nice price drops here on Borderlands + add-on content, Civilization: Beyond Earth, BioShock, XCOM titles, and more. One standout from the bunch is Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel for $15.99. That’s nearly 50% below the regular listing/Amazon, within $1 of the all-time Mac App Store low (currently $40), and the best price we can find.

Head below for more details on the game along with our top picks from the sale:

Steam Stories October 14, 2015

Freebies: Scanner+ Pro for iOS + Minecraft Tips eBook + Jack in the Box food w/ purchase + More!

Capable Bits’s Scanner+ Pro iPhone app has just dropped from $3.99 to free in the App Store.

Scanner+ Pro allows you to easily scan receipts, documents, checks and any other paper documents into digital copy! Once you scanned a document, you can e-mail or upload it to Dropbox.

The app uses special magic tricks to make your scanned documents look clean and crisp! It removes all shadows, fixes perspectives, creating a beautiful and professional PDF.

Looking for more app deals? Apple is giving away downloads of Shadowmatic and Enlight just went free.

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Steam Stories October 13, 2015

Freebies: Treasure Island eBook/Audiobook + slice of cheese pizza + Skyborn (PC) Steam key + More!

Amazon offers Treasure Island eBook (Kindle Edition) and Audible audiobook downloads for free. Before following through with your order you’ll need to check the box next to “add Audible narration to your purchase for just $0.00” on the main product page. This classic story is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,099 Amazon reviewers.

A voyage for buried treasure spells trouble for cabin boy Jim Hawkins, who finds himself in the middle of a mutiny with some of the nastiest pirates to ever sail the seven seas.

More freebies:

Steam Stories September 23, 2015

Freebies: Cinnabon MiniBons + 8BitBoy on Steam + Zipcar $25 credit for new members + More!

Cinnabon is celebrating its 30th birthday by giving away free MiniBons this Saturday, September 26th from 11am to 1pm. You can find your closest Cinnabon location at this page. For more information be sure to refer to this FaceBook event created by Cinnabon.

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Steam Stories July 17, 2015

expiredHome: KRUPS Espresso Machine $30 (Orig. $60), LED desk lamp w/ touch panel $27 (Reg. $40), more

Amazon has the KRUPS Steam Espresso Machine with Frothing Nozzle (XP1000) for $29.99 with free shipping for Prime members (free trial) or on orders of $35 or more. That’s 50% under the original listing it still fetches at most retailers, $10 below the next best price and the lowest we can find.

This is a compact 4-bar steam espresso machine with a 3 way switch, steam nozzle to froth milk, removable drip tray and comes with a 4-cup glass carafe, a measuring spoon and a 2 year worldwide warranty. It is the best selling steam espresso machine on Amazon and has a 3.7/5 star rating from over 300 customers.

Hisgadget via Amazon its offering the OxyLED Smart L100 Eye-care LED Desk Lamp for $39.99, but using code 13OFL100 during checkout will drop your total down to $26.99. It ships free for Prime members (free trial) or on orders of $35 or more. That’s as much as $23 under some listings, $13 below the going rate and the best we can find.

It has a touch sensitive control panel with 5 levels of brightness, swiveling/rotating functions, and can maintain “over 50,000 hours of full-lumen output.” This desktop lamp has a 4.6/5 star rating from over 430 Amazon customers.

Down below you’ll find discounted ice cream makers, bathroom fixtures, fans, storage, yard products and more:

Steam Stories June 22, 2015

Video gamer producer Funcom has announced that LEGO Minifigures Online will be coming to iOS, Mac, PC and Android devices next week. The June 29th launch will bring all of the platforms together allowing gamers to collect minifigures and battle together online, no matter what device they are using.

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Steam Stories June 8, 2015

expiredGaming gift cards up to 20% off: PlayStation Network, Xbox marketplace, Nintendo e-shop, Steam, more

Using the eBay coupon code that is floating around today, we can get some rare disocunts on gaming gift cards courtesy of Best Buy’s official eBay Store. Using code C15FATHERSDAY during checkout will take $15 off orders of $100 or more. With this we can get up to 20% off PlayStation Network, Steam, Nintendo e-Shop and Windows/Xbox gift cards. For the deals below listed as “2-Pack”, you’ll need to add two cards to your cart to redeem the discount. Here’s how the deals break down:

We also now have $50 iTunes gift cards for $40 shipped, offering up to 20% off games, movies, apps and more.

Steam Stories June 1, 2015

It feels like a dream come true: LEGO has finally released its own version of Minecraft. That’s right, you are now able to build and customize an entire world with glorious (virtual) plastic bricks. But this isn’t just a carbon-copy of Mojang’s wildly-popular game, it is without a doubt a LEGO game, right down to the customizable avatar. Head below to find out how you can dive into LEGO Worlds… expand full story

Steam Stories January 30, 2015

Originally released in 2012 for Windows PC, the action role-playing game Torchlight II has been scheduled to hit the Mac for a few years now without ever having surfaced. But it appears the wait is over. The highly rated ARPG is now scheduled to hit Steam this coming Monday, February 2nd for Mac gamers.

Head below to check out the announcement trailer and more details on Runic’s Torchlight II:  expand full story

Steam Stories November 26, 2014

Civilization: Beyond Earth arrives today for Mac user: $35 (Reg. $50)

Following an announcement last month that the latest entry in the popular Civilization strategy game series would hit Mac sometime this holiday season, today Civilization: Beyond Earth has officially arrived for Mac users. The game, developed by Firaxis and brought to Mac users by Aspyr, first hit PC on October 24th.

Beyond Earth offers a fresh take on the traditional strategy gameplay of previous entries with a new sci-fi theme that lets users explore deep space and other futuristic settings. 

As part of an expedition sent to find a home beyond Earth, you will write the next chapter for humanity as you lead your people into a new frontier and create a new civilization in space. Explore and colonize an alien planet, research new technologies, amass mighty armies, build incredible Wonders and shape the face of your new world. As you embark on your journey you must make critical decisions. From your choice of sponsor and the make-up of your colony, to the ultimate path you choose for your civilization, every decision opens up new possibilities.

The Mac version arrives today with all of the features included in the PC counterpart including cross platform multiplayer and save syncing between all platforms. 

The game is available today through all of the usual suspects including Steam, the Mac App Store, and developer Aspyr’s own GameAgent store. It cost $49.99, but the $41 preorder deal is still live through Cyber Monday from Aspyr and Steam has it for $35 right now.

Features:

  • Seed the Adventure: Establish your cultural identity by choosing one of eight different expedition sponsors, each with its own leader and unique gameplay benefits. Assemble your spacecraft, cargo & colonists through a series of choices that directly seed the starting conditions when arriving at the new planet.
  • Colonize an Alien World: Explore the dangers and benefits of a new planet filled with dangerous terrain, mystical resources, and hostile life forms unlike those of Earth. Build outposts, unearth ancient alien relics, tame new forms of life, develop flourishing cities and establish trade routes to create prosperity for your people.
  • Technology Web: To reflect progress forward into an uncertain future, technology advancement occurs through a series of nonlinear choices that affect the development of mankind. The technology web is organized around three broad themes, each with a distinct victory condition.
  • Orbital Layer: Build and deploy advanced military, economic and scientific satellites that provide strategic offensive, defensive and support capabilities from orbit.
  • Unit Customization: Unlock different upgrades through the tech web and customize your units to reflect your play style.
  • Multiplayer: Up to 8 players can compete for dominance of a new alien world.

Gameplay trailer below:

Steam Stories October 21, 2014

The latest entry in the popular Civilization strategy game series is set to hit PC on October 24th, and now it looks as though the Mac (and Linux) version is scheduled to become available this holiday. Developed by Firaxis games and ported by Aspyr, Civilization: Beyond Earth for Mac is coming to both the Mac App Store and Steam before the end of the year, with the Linux version hitting right afterwards.

Head below for a quick look at the intro cinematic and more details on the pre-order freebie the Mac version comes with:  expand full story

Steam Stories June 19, 2014

Steam has now kicked off its much anticipated Summer Sale, offering massive discounts on a new selection of games everyday. From now through June 30, the popular PC/Mac gaming platform will offer 24 hour daily deals and a small selection of flash deals that flip out every 8 hours.

Last year Steam’s popular Summer Sale event took place in July but this year gamers will get in on the deals a month early starting with The Witcher 2 for $4 (Reg $20), Far Cry 3 for $7.50 (Reg $30), XCOM Enemy Unknown for $8.50 (Reg $50) and more as today’s Daily Deals.

The current flash sales include Hotline Miami for $1.50 (Reg. $10), Mirror’s Edge for $5 (Reg. $20) and DMC Devil May Cry for $12.50 (Reg. $50).

For more Mac and PC game deals head over to our daily Game roundups. Mobile gamers should check out Halfbrick’s freebie Fruit Ninja sale and EA’s massive iOS sale with more than 55 of its best titles discounted.

Steam Stories June 14, 2014

expiredMac Games: Civilization V The Complete Edition $25 (Reg. $50), 50% of Rayman Origins, Deus Ex, more

Update: Civ Complete deal is over, but is now 50% off, still a good deal.

Mac Game Store is offering Civilization V: The Complete Edition for $12.49 right now $25. That’s 75% or $37.50 off the average price from places like Steam, Amazon, and others. Purchasing all the content included in the Complete Edition from the Mac App Store via in-app purchases would currently cost up to $100 or more. 

This edition comes with the main game which holds a 90/100 Metascore and includes both of the main expansion packs that have been released: Brave New World and Gods & Kings. These packs will run you up to $30 each and have scored an impressive 85/100 and 80/100 respectively. The pack also includes a wealth of additional content from Scenario Pack add-ons, Scrambled Nations Map Packs, and many others. Head below for a complete list.

Mac Game Store also held a 50% off Feral games sale all week long that is still live. You’ll find titles like Deus Ex: Human Revolution ($10), Rayman Origins ($10), XCOM (from $15), and more. Be sure to check out our latest round up for all the best iOS, Mac and console game deals.

Steam Stories May 9, 2014

expired9to5 Mac Game Bundle w/ Assassin’s Creed 2, AC: Brotherhood Deluxe, Driver, RUSE, more: $20 ($110 value)

9to5 and Mac Game Store are teaming up with another 9to5 Mac Games Bundle. This time around you can grab Assassin’s Creed 2 Deluxe Edition, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood Deluxe Edition, Driver San Francisco Deluxe Edition, R.U.S.E. and Might & Magic X – Legacy Deluxe Edition for $19.95, a savings of up to $89.92 and the current best price available.

The Assassin’s Creed titles alone make this a great deal. AC: Brotherhood will run you as much as $30 on Amazon and Steam and AC: 2 Deluxe costs $25 on the Mac App Store and $20 on Steam. Today’s deal effectively brings the price of both titles down to $4, the best we’ve ever seen them go for. This bundle will be available at the discounted rate from now through Sunday at midnight.

Mac Game Store is also offering 66% off Rocksmith 2014 Edition for Mac, bringing it down to $20.38 using code: rocksmith66. This is the digital download version without the special Rocksmith guitar cable. That’s nearly $40 off the regular price, $40 off Amazon’s and Steam’s current listing, and the best current price available.

You see the rest of today’s best game deals in our Games/Apps round-up.

Steam Stories December 19, 2013

In case you missed our last mega deal for Mac gamers, we’ve once again teamed up with our friends over at GameAgent to get an exclusive deal on one of the hottest Mac titles around. This time you’ll be able to get 75% off Borderlands 2 Game of The Year Edition for Mac. Here’s what you’ll get with the GOTY edition: expand full story

Steam Stories October 2, 2013

Today in gaming we have a great Call of Duty for Mac bundle, Splinter Cell Blacklist and Rayman Legends across all platforms for $40, as well as your daily dose of free/discounted iOS apps.

Today we have the Call of Duty Bundle on Mac for just $40. This bundle redeems on Steam and comes with Call of Duty: Black Ops, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty 2. You also get two DLC map packs for Black Ops including the Annihilation and Escalation Content pack as well as the Black Ops Zombie mode pack Rezurrection, which includes an all-new moon map and 4 remastered levels. This Call of Duty Bundle is available today at 69% off the value of the content individually, around $90 in savings.

Mac: Call of Duty Bundle: $40 (Reg. $130) – incl. Black Ops, Modern Warfare and COD 2

Go behind enemy lines in Call of Duty: Black Ops as a member of an elite special forces unit. Engage in explosive conflicts across the globe as you follow a campaign of covert warfare, classified operations, and secret wars that occurred under the veil of the Cold War – your actions will tip the balance during the most dangerous time period mankind has ever known.

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We have also spotted a solid deal on Splinter Cell Blacklist and Rayman Legends at $40 each. Rayman Legends can still run you anywhere from $54 to $57 on Amazon depending on the platform. Splinter Cell Blacklist is now available for $40 through Amazon, that’s $20 off the regular price and beats our previous all-time low of $45.

Xbox 360/PS3/Wii U: Rayman Legends: $40 (Reg. $60) Xbox 360/PS3/Wii U: Splinter Cell: Blacklist: $40 (Reg. $60)

Far Cry 3 $10 (Pre-owned): Xbox 360 / PS3

PC Download: NBA 2K14: $22.50 w/ code GMG25-W38UG-WZTBY (Reg. $30)

iOS Universal: PicItEasy PRO: FREE (Reg. $1) iOS Universal: Talking SMS: FREE (Reg. $1) iOS Universal: Cool Writer – Awesome writing & note taking app: FREE (Reg. $5)

iPhone: Measures – Unit and Currency Converter: FREE (Reg. $1) iPhone: SmartScan Express: FREE (Reg. $1) iPhone Screen Candy: FREE (Reg. $5)

Mac: Should I Sleep: FREE (Reg. $20)

Android: Flick Soccer: FREE (Reg. $1) – Today only Android: The Berenstain Bears and the Big Spelling Bee: $2 (Reg. $4) – Today only

Steam Stories September 25, 2013

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Earlier this week Valve made the first of three big announcements being teased on its website with the introduction of SteamOS: a Linux-based, open and freely licensable operating system that will run any number of devices and deliver the Steam experience in the living room. Today the company announced the second part of the puzzle with the launch of a hardware beta program for “Steam Machines” that will run the operating system:

Entertainment is not a one-size-fits-all world. We want you to be able to choose the hardware that makes sense for you, so we are working with multiple partners to bring a variety of Steam gaming machines to market during 2014, all of them running SteamOS.

Valve has designed a “high-performance prototype” and it will ship 300 of the boxes to Steam users for free in order to test the platform:

While these products are still in development, we need your help. As always, we believe the best way to ensure that the right products are getting made is to let people try them out and then make changes as we go. We have designed a high-performance prototype that’s optimized for gaming, for the living room, and for Steam. Of course, it’s also completely upgradable and open.

The company is accepting sign-ups for the beta program until October 25. Here’s how to apply: expand full story

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