Green Man Gaming Hosts Enticing "666 Sale"

Green Man Gaming Hosts Enticing "666 Sale"

Resident Evil 6 - Screen 04

Despite its sacrilegious name, Green Man Gaming's 666 Sale has almost nothing to do with Beelzebub and everything to do with huge gaming discounts.

Every six hours for the next six days Green Man Gaming will debut six new videogame deals on its retail website. Now you understand the reason for the ominous "666 Sale" bit, but who is Green Man Gaming? While the company is far less popular than Amazon or Steam for those who purchase games online, it's slowly gained a large, devoted following. I've ordered from them, and not only is Green Man Gaming very prompt with its shipments, but the firm also offers really insane discounts nearly as often as its much larger competitors.

To wit: If you were to visit the Green Man Gaming website this very minute, you'd find the current selection of six big discounts the company has on offer. Resident Evil 6 has had its price tag cut in half. Borderlands 2 and its Season Pass can be had at a massive 75-percent discount. Even smaller titles like the co-op hit Killing Floor have seen big price drops - that game can be yours for only $5, one-quarter of its usual price.

Of course there are always caveats with any promotional offer, but the ones in place here seem pretty minor. Obviously the 666 Sale ends after six days, so if you want to get in on these savings you should probably act fast. Further, the games change every six hours, so if you see something you like you don't have much time to throw down your cash.

However, to counteract these caveats (and because Green Man Gaming is overwhelmingly generous), the company has also attached "Devilish Bonus Offers" to the sale. We expect them to change periodically, but at the moment you can find a coupon for an additional 10-percent off your purchase on that very same page where you can browse the 666 Sale's current offerings.

Bottom line: There's some great purchasing opportunities here for anyone not too offended by the site's use of the Sign of the Beast to sell PC games.

Source: Green Man Gaming

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I saw this earlier and am waiting for the next batch of games. Really happy to see all these sales. Now if Steam could start theirs...

Does anyone know if the Killing Floor deal includes the DLC? I don't see it mentioned anywhere. I've been wanting that game for a while, but it's got so much DLC that $5 for the base game (or even $2.49) really isn't as cheap as it sounds.

Looks like some websites are getting a head-start on Steam. Not sure how that will work, but it seems that it will definitely capture the early buyers.

Owyn_Merrilin:
Does anyone know if the Killing Floor deal includes the DLC? I don't see it mentioned anywhere. I've been wanting that game for a while, but it's got so much DLC that $5 for the base game (or even $2.49) really isn't as cheap as it sounds.

The base game is $5 and the DLC is not included. The DLC is mostly costumes/additional characters though, so the DLC is not essential to the game experience.

Sweet deals. Scored myself a copy of Borderlands 2 with the DLC season pass. Very cool, and thanks for the links Escapist people. :)

V8 Ninja:

Owyn_Merrilin:
Does anyone know if the Killing Floor deal includes the DLC? I don't see it mentioned anywhere. I've been wanting that game for a while, but it's got so much DLC that $5 for the base game (or even $2.49) really isn't as cheap as it sounds.

The base game is $5 and the DLC is not included. The DLC is mostly costumes/additional characters though, so the DLC is not essential to the game experience.

Thanks for the explanation. I'll hold off on it then, since $5 for the base game may as well be the expected price at this point. It hits at least that every steam sale.

Seems they're being hit pretty hard. Hopefully the site gets back up soon.

Owyn_Merrilin:

V8 Ninja:

Owyn_Merrilin:
Does anyone know if the Killing Floor deal includes the DLC? I don't see it mentioned anywhere. I've been wanting that game for a while, but it's got so much DLC that $5 for the base game (or even $2.49) really isn't as cheap as it sounds.

The base game is $5 and the DLC is not included. The DLC is mostly costumes/additional characters though, so the DLC is not essential to the game experience.

Thanks for the explanation. I'll hold off on it then, since $5 for the base game may as well be the expected price at this point. It hits at least that every steam sale.

Not sure if you're interested, but there's a "complete pack" which includes all the DLC's for $12.50

http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/action/killing-floor-complete-pack/

karma9308:
I saw this earlier and am waiting for the next batch of games. Really happy to see all these sales. Now if Steam could start theirs...

End of July, mate. Stay strong.

OT: WOOOO!! Borderlands 2! Been holding off for the GOTY edition, but this is close enough.

Well I just got a new vampire hooked directly to my wallet! woo steam and gog were needed a new playmate >.> but.. yeah 12.50 or so for all every bit of borderlands 2 (minus I think the psycho pack..) is a hard price to beat...

Irridium:

Owyn_Merrilin:

V8 Ninja:

The base game is $5 and the DLC is not included. The DLC is mostly costumes/additional characters though, so the DLC is not essential to the game experience.

Thanks for the explanation. I'll hold off on it then, since $5 for the base game may as well be the expected price at this point. It hits at least that every steam sale.

Not sure if you're interested, but there's a "complete pack" which includes all the DLC's for $12.50

http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/action/killing-floor-complete-pack/

Thanks, but I'm holding out for $7.50 or less. I very rarely even pay $10 for digital only games, and as broke as I am at the moment, I can't justify $12.50 for this when I've already got the L4D games and a ton of other shooters that fill the niche, especially because I'm planning on buying the whole danged Wing Commander series whether it goes on a daily deal during GoG's sale or not. I'm just waiting to the last day to see if it does.

I think GMG got overloaded, I got to see it once now I am timing out every attempt.

Hope its is up again soon, Worms Revolution for 3.74, yes please.

Two things, with the website being down I can't check. Can I pay in British sterling as I see the company is based in London and also is the Borderlands 2 season pass discounted or just the bundle with the game? Thanks.

Edit: nm I got on and the season pass isn't discounted by it self. :/

hutchy27:
Two things, with the website being down I can't check. Can I pay in British sterling as I see the company is based in London and also is the Borderlands 2 season pass discounted or just the bundle with the game? Thanks.

Sorry to say, but during the site outage it appears that they slipped out of that batch, and into a new set of deals.

Which, I might add, has annoyed me a little. Was thinking of grabbing Killing Floor at the moment when I saw the sale, but shortly after I clicked it the site went to crap and refused to load until just now, when the deal expired.

cursedseishi:

hutchy27:
Two things, with the website being down I can't check. Can I pay in British sterling as I see the company is based in London and also is the Borderlands 2 season pass discounted or just the bundle with the game? Thanks.

Sorry to say, but during the site outage it appears that they slipped out of that batch, and into a new set of deals.

Which, I might add, has annoyed me a little. Was thinking of grabbing Killing Floor at the moment when I saw the sale, but shortly after I clicked it the site went to crap and refused to load until just now, when the deal expired.

Guess I'll have to hope the season pass is on sale during the Steam summer sale. :/

Damns them! Their site is down so I cant give them money!

Shame the website is bloody down. But I already have everything I want from what is listed here, so I'm not too bothered.

Irridium:
Seems they're being hit pretty hard. Hopefully the site gets back up soon.

Yeah, looks like they didn't expect it to be THAT big. Refreshing every few minutes. Probably not helping.

Grenge Di Origin:
Green Man Gaming Hosts Site Maintenance

Resident Evil 6 - Screen 04

Actually, "666" has nothing to do with Beezebulb. It's just the number of The Beast. It says so right here:

Revelation 18, New King James Version:
Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.

Every six hours for the next six days Green Man Gaming will debut six new videogame deals on its retail website. Except for when the site's down, of course. Then you'd pretty much be greeted by absolutely nothing here. While the company is far less popular than Amazon or Steam for those who purchase games online, it's slowly gained a large, devoted following. Hard to imagine WHY, considering you should never, ever have your site down when a sale could attract traffic and potential customers, but them's the breaks.

To wit: If you were to visit the Green Man Gaming website this very minute, you'd find the current selection of zero big discounts the company has on offer.

Of course there are always caveats with any promotional offer, but the ones in place here seem pretty minor. Obviously the 666 Sale ends after six days, so if you want to get in on these savings you should probably act fast. Unless the site's down, then you're pretty much fucked.

However, to counteract these caveats (and because Green Man Gaming is overwhelmingly generous), the company has also attached "Devilish Bonus Offers" to the sale. We expect them to change periodically, but at the moment you can find a coupon for an additional 10-percent off your purchase on that very same page where you can browse the 666 Sale's current offerings. Which again, still aren't yours, because the site's under maintenance.

Bottom line: If you're a gamer first visiting Green Man Gaming, this isn't going to be a good first impression.

Source: Green Man Gaming (the site's under maintenance, though, so you might as well not even fucking bother)

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Zachary Amaranth:

Irridium:
Seems they're being hit pretty hard. Hopefully the site gets back up soon.

Yeah, looks like they didn't expect it to be THAT big. Refreshing every few minutes. Probably not helping.

It seems that the sight goes down whenever they refresh the games that are on sale.

Whenever the website goes down, it comes back up a few minutes later with 6 new games.

Desert Punk:

It seems that the sight goes down whenever they refresh the games that are on sale.

Whenever the website goes down, it comes back up a few minutes later with 6 new games.

It was down for more than a few minutes earlier, and well after the deals went up.

Actually, it's been a couple of times now, and I'm not exactly sitting there full-time. I had a nice, four-hour nap at some point.

Such a shame, by the time I got to the site it was down, and I couldn't get Borderlands. I'll keep an eye out for anything else good on GMG, if nothing else this sale caught my attention.

I love GMG, that slap Steam all around the park. GMG often goes down when they've got devilishly good deal so you got to keep an eye on the site waiting for the new dealsand get in early.

I thought this looked awesome, so I checked it out. Then I read that GMG uses SecuROM as DRM for everything, which makes it a total non-starter for me. Booo! :(

Lawyer105:
I thought this looked awesome, so I checked it out. Then I read that GMG uses SecuROM as DRM for everything, which makes it a total non-starter for me. Booo! :(

It's not everything, because some titles use Steamworks. I think they just use whatever DRM is provided by the publisher. Besides, they let you trade in games you don't want anymore for store credit. That's got to be worth something.

Edit: Oh, also, there's SecuROM, and there's SecuROM. In it's basic configuration it's my least-hated form of DRM, since it's nothing but a disc check and some easily circumvented measures to make it harder to make copies of the disc. They tried a version around 2008 that had limited install numbers, but it was such a customer service nightmare that nobody uses those features anymore. To give an idea of how old and ubiquitous basic SecuROM is, Morrowind used it, that came out in 2002, and it wasn't a new system even then.

Owyn_Merrilin:

Lawyer105:
I thought this looked awesome, so I checked it out. Then I read that GMG uses SecuROM as DRM for everything, which makes it a total non-starter for me. Booo! :(

It's not everything, because some titles use Steamworks. I think they just use whatever DRM is provided by the publisher. Besides, they let you trade in games you don't want anymore for store credit. That's got to be worth something.

Edit: Oh, also, there's SecuROM, and there's SecuROM. In it's basic configuration it's my least-hated form of DRM, since it's nothing but a disc check and some easily circumvented measures to make it harder to make copies of the disc. They tried a version around 2008 that had limited install numbers, but it was such a customer service nightmare that nobody uses those features anymore. To give an idea of how old and ubiquitous basic SecuROM is, Morrowind used it, that came out in 2002, and it wasn't a new system even then.

Sweet. Thanks for that. I think I'll have to go back for another look then! :)

Lawyer105:

Owyn_Merrilin:

Lawyer105:
I thought this looked awesome, so I checked it out. Then I read that GMG uses SecuROM as DRM for everything, which makes it a total non-starter for me. Booo! :(

It's not everything, because some titles use Steamworks. I think they just use whatever DRM is provided by the publisher. Besides, they let you trade in games you don't want anymore for store credit. That's got to be worth something.

Edit: Oh, also, there's SecuROM, and there's SecuROM. In it's basic configuration it's my least-hated form of DRM, since it's nothing but a disc check and some easily circumvented measures to make it harder to make copies of the disc. They tried a version around 2008 that had limited install numbers, but it was such a customer service nightmare that nobody uses those features anymore. To give an idea of how old and ubiquitous basic SecuROM is, Morrowind used it, that came out in 2002, and it wasn't a new system even then.

Sweet. Thanks for that. I think I'll have to go back for another look then! :)

No problem. One thing, it probably goes without saying, but you can't trade in the games that activate through Steam. That's because of how Valve set up their DRM though, not because of Greenman Gaming cheaping out or something.

 

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