Reader Discussion - Did You Score Any Great Black Friday Deals?

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Now that the turkey is carved, the pumpkin pie devoured, and those charming relatives on their way home, it’s time to focus on the deals. It’s Black Friday, and there’s a good chance you’ve already completed your shopping.

The stores were open early this morning, and online vendors are dropping deals throughout the weekend. Did you manage to snag any impressive discounts?

We’re curious what you’ve had your eye on and if you managed to find those things for the right price. Let us know in the comments, and enjoy your swag.

Fallout 4 Hero Dresses Up As One-Punch Man To Wallop Deathclaws, Ghouls, And Raiders

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Fallout 4's wasteland has a new hero, straight from the crazy world of anime. Thanks to a fan-created costume and stat-raising console commands, One-Punch Man's yellow-clad warrior has arrived to one-shot-kill madmen and mutants across the Commonwealth.

One-Punch Man tells the story of Saitama, an overpowered hero who defeats his enemies with a single punch. Bored by the drudgery of easy victories, he journeys the world in search of challenging opponents. True to the form, the Fallout 4 tribute created by The Ghost over on YouTube shows him amputating a Deathclaw’s leg with one expert strike.

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What We're Playing Over The Holiday Weekend

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What We're Playing Over The Holiday Weekend

Thanksgiving is this Thursday, providing us with a longer-than normal weekend. When we're not stuffing our faces with turkey and mingling with family members, we'll be parked in front of a TV and playing as many video games possible. Or maybe we'll just toss all that family stuff out the window and dive straight to game-playing. Let us know what you'll be playing during the holiday. Have great Thanksgiving, everyone!

Ben Reeves (@BenjaminReeves) - I’ll be eating a lot of turkey. I’ll probably cook it this time. After that I’m going to cram in as much Fallout 4 time as I can, and I might also finally try to finish up Soma and Undertale. I’ll also be spending a lot of time with my in-laws at a cabin somewhere in the woods. If I don’t return know that I loved you all. 

Matthew Kato (@MattKato) - Got a lot of irons in the fire, but looking forward to all of it: Fallout 4, AC: Syndicate, and Star Wars: Battlefront are just the vanguard. Would still like to play more Until Dawn, and I haven’t touched a sports game in what feels like a long time. In an interesting twist, I’ve even started playing some Destiny…

This Robotic Wheatley Puppet Is Equal Parts Lovable And Impressive

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Many folk's reactions to Portal 2's adorably incompetent Wheatley was either "Aww" or "I want one". Prop-maker Genevieve Bee sits in the latter camp, but decided to use her considerable skills to construct her own.

While not the first Wheatley replica someone has made, this is the most recent and, possibly, the most impressive. The remote-controlled puppet spouts multiple lines of dialogue ripped straight from the game and moves identically to the game version, down to Wheatley's rapid, nervous twitches.

You can read a step-by-step walkthrough of Wheatley's assembly by visiting Genevieve Bee's blog post, and watch him come alive in the video below. 

Destiny Fan Illustrates Comic Depicting Cayde-6's Backstory

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Cayde-6, the charmingly robotic Exo and Hunter Vanguard of Destiny’s Guardians, is a (mechanical) man of many mysteries, and also voiced by geek legend Nathan Fillion. A new fan-made comic illustrates one of the character’s few anecdotes that flesh out his backstory.

Created by professional illustrator Tyler Champion, the comic illustrates the tale (originally written by science fiction author Seth Dickinson) of Cayde-6’s part in the failed reclamation of the Moon against Hive forces. When Cayde finds himself swarmed by enemies, he stumbles upon an injured Fallen baroness attempting to stave off the same wave of Hive. You’ll have to read the relatively brief comic to figure out how it all ends, but those familiar with their Destiny lore may already know.

[Source: Tyler Champion via Reddit]

Tense Star Wars: Battlefront Duel Is Almost Too Funny To Believe

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Thousands upon thousands of tense confrontations between the cannon fodder of the Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance have played out in the days since Star Wars: Battlefront released. The clip below captures only one of them, but boy is it one to remember.

Uploaded by Nick Nixon on YouTube, the standoff between two mortal enemies takes a hilarious turn when they try to settle their battle like gentlemen.

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Fez Is Getting A $100 Physical Limited Edition Three Years After Release

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Despite releasing three years ago, and its creator Phil Fish announcing his departure from game development while canceling the game's sequel – Fez is getting a re-release.

This special, limited edition version of the game is $100, releases December 18, and features packaging designed by Phil Fish. There will only be 500 of them made and it will include the PC and Mac versions of the game. The set also comes with the game's soundtrack. Here are some more details about the limited edition from the website where you can order it:

The Fez Limited Edition features a hardcover notebook bound in red canvas with debossed gold foil inlay presented in a matching slipcase, ready to be filled with details of your journey into the 3rd dimension.

Smash Through A Winter Wonderland In Rocket League's Newest DLC

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Smash Through A Winter Wonderland In Rocket League's Newest DLC

It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but Rocket League developer Psyonix is already bringing the winter holiday cheer in a newly announced event. Players can expect to get a few slapshots in with the “Winter Games” event and “Snow Day" Mutator.

As part of the free event, Psyonix is replacing the mutator mashup playlist (which triggered random gameplay twists like low gravity, altering the shape of the ball into a cube) with the hockey-inspired Mutator Mode, which lets players battle for control of an oversized puck on an iced-over field. Players are also getting seven new holiday-themed garage items, including Santa hats, present box stream trails, and deer antlers. Items can be acquired permanently after wins or losses, but players will only be able to collect them from the event’s start date of December 14 to January 4 when it ends. Check out the screens below for a better look.

In a twist of moods, Psyonix also recently announced the post-apocalyptic “Chaos Run” pack for $3.99, available December 1. Check out the Mad Max-inspired trailer here.

Steam ‘Exploration’ Sale Is Live Without Daily And Flash Deals

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Steam ‘Exploration’ Sale Is Live Without Daily And Flash Deals

It’s not surprising that Valve is delivering a huge slate of discounts for Black Friday. But this time out, things are a little different.

The Exploration Sale, which runs through Tuesday, December 1, at 10 a.m. Pacific / 1 p.m. Eastern is missing a regular piece of the deal puzzle. This time out, there are no daily offers, community voting, or flash deals.

While this might be a bummer for some, it does bring some benefit. Typically people wait to purchase games until later in the sale in case they pop up with deeper discounts for a short period.

Lara Croft Go Gets Free Expansion, Twitch Event, And Flash Sale

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Lara Croft Go Gets Free Expansion, Twitch Event, And Flash Sale

Lara Croft Go is getting a free update for Thanksgiving. The Shard of Life expansion lands November 26 and introduces 26 new puzzles to Lara's entertaining mobile adventure.

Shard of Life takes place in the new Cave of Fire and boasts new treasures and artifacts, as well as two additional costumes. Square Enix Montreal is marking the occasion by hosting a week-long Twitch Plays Lara Croft Go event, challenging viewers work together to complete the turn-based puzzler. The publisher is also having a limited flash sale discounting Lara Croft Go at $2.99 (40% off). 

You can purchase Lara Croft Go at the itunes app store, Google Play, and Windows Marketplace