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Guncraft 66% off During Steam Holiday Sale


More Steam holiday sale news..


Ring in the holiday spirit, Guncraft style!  Since Steam Workshop was integrated into Guncraft three months ago, the community has answered the creative call with more than 2,000 user created maps, weapons, skins, and prefabs.  Gamers now literally have 2,000 reasons to experience one of the most creatively addictive first person shooters to release this year. With this milestone, Guncraft is thrilled to take part in Steam Holiday Sale from Thursday, December 20 until Thursday, January 2, where Guncraft will be on sale for $5.09, a 66% discount off its retail price of $14.99. A special holiday update will be available with the Steam Holiday that includes new holiday themed content including the Gingerbread map, three new skins (Crafty Claus, Crafty Elf, and Gingerbread Man), and the Holiday Block Pack free for a limited time.  Be merry and bright – block and load with Guncraft tonight!

Watch the 2K Milestone trailer HERE: youtube.com/watch?v=nf6slDxDNyY

Marrying the addictive nature of block building sandbox games with the speed and competition of modern first-person shooters, Guncraft features gameplay that is instantly intuitive and addicting. Players can create arenas and levels based on anything they can think of, and once complete, utilize these stages for addictive fast-paced shooting action.  With Steam Workshop integration, all the cool creation aspects can be instantly shared with the community – levels created from the ground up, completely unique guns, and nearly any type of character skin comes to life with just a few short clicks.
Guncraft is available for $14.99 on Steam and during the Steam Holiday Sale it is $5.09, 66% off its MSRP price of $14.99 from December 20 until Thursday, January 2, 2014.
To learn more about Guncraft, please visit www.exatogames.com/guncraft/, as well as ‘Like’ it on Facebook and follow the game @ExatoGames for all the latest developer updates and news.

Icerberg Games are Up TO 75% Off in Steam Holiday Sale


Some more Steam holiday sale news for you..


Veteran video game publisher Iceberg Interactive announced today it is offering very attractive price cuts during Steam’s Winter Sale with discounts ranging from 25% to 75%. Recently having been heralded as the champion of space games, Iceberg is offering discounts on a variety of 4X strategy games such as StarDrive (66% off), Armada 2526 Gold (75% off), Gemini Wars (75% off), Horizon (Early Access Beta, 25% off), as well as space sim Starpoint Gemini 2 (Early Access Alpha, 25% off). The Iceberg avalanche also features classy action games Nuclear Dawn (66% off) and Gas Guzzlers Extreme (50% off), plus eerie adventure games such as Dark Fall: Lost Souls (75% off).

Iceberg Interactive’s full list of games on sale includes (alphabetically):


Iceberg Interactive is an independent video game publisher founded in 2009 by an international group of games industry veterans and is located in Haarlem, The Netherlands. While keeping its roots in the European retail games market, Iceberg has rapidly increased its focus towards the global digital games market, by building strong direct relationships with dozens of Game Portals. Staffed with avid gamers, Iceberg works closely with an international assembly of game developers, both midsize and indie. With a distinct focus on the strategy, action, simulation and adventure game genres, the company has garnered attention with acclaimed releases including Killing Floor, Wings of Prey, APB Reloaded and Endless Space among its 70+ game arsenal — with more promising games in the pipeline.

Steam Holiday Sale with Reverb Games


The Steam Holiday sale is officially underway..



With the holidays here, Reverb Publishing is pleased to announce several indie titles on the Steam Holiday Sale that starts today, December 19, and runs until January 2, 2014.  While staying warm and enjoying copious amounts of eggnog, gamers should take advantage of spectacular special offers from the following Reverb indie games:

  • Edge of Space $8.03 (33% discount) – Set in deep space, Edge of Space is an open-world, dynamically-generated sandbox survival-adventure game. Start with only a laser pick and the gear from the crashed pod, then immediately start collecting as every piece of material attained is valuable. Fight against an array of creative horrors including cybernetically-enhanced laser space sharks or vicious genetically-evolved polar bears — and those are not even the strangest monstrosities to encounter! At the absolute edge of space gamers must adapt or die – good luck ArkCo Operative in your sci-fi adventure!
  • Guncraft$5.09 (66% discount) – Marrying the addictive nature of block building sandbox games with the speed and competition of modern first-person shooters, Guncraft features gameplay that is instantly intuitive and addicting. Players can create arenas and levels based on anything they can think of, and once complete, utilize these stages for addictive fast-paced shooting action.  With over 2,000 different prefabs, weapons, skins, and levels created and shared by the lively Guncraft gaming community, it’s time to block and load!  Also, gamers should take advantage of the Guncraft holiday update that includes new skins, new maps and the Holiday Block Pack free for this limited time!
  • Sanctum 2$7.49 (50% discount) – From Coffee Stain Studios, the indie developers of the first hybrid of tower-defense and first-person shooter genres, Sanctum, comes the highly acclaimed, bigger, badder sequel,  Sanctum 2.  Utilizing elements of both tower defense and first person shooting games, gamers set up defensive towers to take out waves of attacking enemies, then jump head-on into the fray, either alone or as part of a squad in four player co-op multiplayer.
  • Sanctum 2 Season Pass$5.99 (50% discount) – The Sanctum 2 Season Pass unlocks the four DLC expansion packs released for Sanctum 2 each adding several new features including a new playable character, interactive maps, wicked weaponry, uber-cool tower defense machines, malicious monsters, and tons of new perks.  The four expansion packs include: Road To Elysion, Ruins of Brightholme, The Pursuit, and the recently released The Last Stand.
  • Primal Carnage$5.09 (66% discount) – Play as an armed human mercenary hunting prehistoric beasts or a cunning, huge dinosaur in this online multiplayer shooter that combines PVP combat, team-based strategy, and savage class-oriented matches. Do you yearn to stand shoulder to shoulder to your fellow man and hold back the tide of savage, primordial creatures? Do you itch to take control of the mightiest monsters ever to have existed and rain down extinction on your human foes? Then Primal Carnage is most certainly for you.
  • Ravaged Zombie Apocalypse$5.09 (66% discount) – From 2Dawn Games, the indie developers of Ravaged, comes a new update so massive, it had to be re-branded to reflect the large collection of new content and features – Ravaged Zombie Apocalypse.  Offering the same thrilling, competitive online vehicle and weapon multiplayer madness experienced in the original,Ravaged Zombie Apocalypse adds entirely new single-player and cooperative gameplay infested with hordes of vicious zombies that will try relentlessly to overtake any and all players.
  • Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians$3.74 (75% discount) – Winner of ‘Best Art’ and ‘Best Sound’ in Intel’s 2012 Level Up Game Demo Contest, Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians follows the story of an ethereal, blue creature – Beatbuddy – who is awoken from his eternal slumber in order to save the world from Prince Maestro who will take musical freedom from the citizens of Symphonia. Each level has stunning 2D hand-drawn backgrounds and engaging puzzles, with an adventure harmonized to the rhythm of music composed by Austin Wintory, Parov Stelar and other amazing artists.

For more information about Reverb, please visit www.reverbpublishing.com.

2K Holiday Mobile Games Sale Going on Now


Just a quick post about the 2K Mobile Games sale for you..

No Android games, just iOS stuff.. I want to get an iPad just to play games on really but I can’t justify the purchase for just games.. oh well..


2K Games is having a big mobile sale to celebrate the holidays! A handful of our iOS mobile titles are on sale now through January 2nd, 2013! The list of games and their prices during the sale are below, and for more info you can check out the 2K blog here: http://www.2kgames.com/blog/big-2k-holiday-sale-for-mobile-games

Borderlands Legends – $0.99 on iPhone and iPad
Carnival Games Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 – $.99 on iPhone
Civ Rev – $0.99 on iPhone and iPad
Pirates – $0.99 on iPhone and iPad
NBA 2K13 – $2.99 for iPhone and iPad
NHL 2K11 – $0.99 on iPhone and iPad

Six Tips for Making a Gingerbread House from TheChocolateBelles.com

Don’t know exactly why I’m posting this, other than because I thought it was cool I guess, and rather useful too.


The Chocolate Belles in New Jersey is teaching their popular gingerbread house classes for parents and children. One class already sold out so a new class has been added. Whether you take a class or make your own, follow these tips for making a gingerbread house like a pro.

The holidays are coming and The Chocolate Belles, a candy and cakes craft store in New Jersey, encourages family traditions. To help they have tips, classes and gingerbread house making supplies.



Here are 6 tips to making the perfect gingerbread house:

1.    Make the gingerbread at least one week ahead.
One of the biggest mistakes people make when baking gingerbread is not letting it harden. If the gingerbread is too soft it won’t hold up. “Some of our customers bake the gingerbread for their gingerbread house in the summer. They want to be sure it’s all ready to decorate come December,” says The Chocolate Belles owner Ann Shortt. Need a good gingerbread house pattern or recipe? See our blog at http://blog.thechocolatebelles.com

2.    Let the icing dry completely.
If your icing is soft the walls and roof will slide around when you add candy and decorations. One woman explained how she used shredded wheat to make a thatched roof on her gingerbread house before letting the icing set completely. The extra weight made the house too heavy and it collapsed. Avoid this problem by letting the frosting set for a few hours.

3.    Make sure the house is square.
The pieces of gingerbread should be square to start with or your house will be crooked. To help, use a gingerbread house mold, taking care that all walls are an even thickness — about one fourth of an inch thick.

4.    Make a Chocolate House.
Don’t like the taste of gingerbread? Consider making a chocolate house instead. They take about half the time and are easier to assemble. Make decorations such as snowmen, or Santa with his sleigh and reindeer with our molds. You can make an entire chocolate village. Our molds come in various sizes up to 24 inches tall – a size that takes 80 lbs. of chocolate to make!

5.    Use an icing recipe with meringue powder.
Some recipes for icing call for egg white but they result in an icing that is not as firm or forgiving as one with meringue powder. Choose an icing recipe with meringue powder or buy a pre-made icing mix that just needs water. If you want to make your own, The Chocolate Belles icing recipe is also on our blog at http://blog.thechocolatebelles.com

6.    Sign up for a class.
Part of making a gingerbread house is making memories with your kids. Parents can skip the work and sign up for a class so all of the hard work is done and all you need to do is the fun part. The Chocolate Belles has a popular “Mommy and Me Class” that sells out quickly every year. For $35 and two hours you get all the supplies to make your own gingerbread house. The next class will be held on December 20th. Sign up at http://thechocolatebelles.com/decorating-classes/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=10