GamesBeat

News Blips: Steam Holiday Sale, New Animated Halo Videos, N64 iPhone Emulator, and More

This post has been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.

At 80% off games on Steam, you might as well buy two copies of some of them and sell the oth– oh yeah, they’re digitally distributed.

News Blips:


Digital distribution giant Steam is practically giving games away with their Steam Holiday Sale. From now until January 3, Steam is discounting over 800 titles, some up to 80%. Bundles of games from various publishers are at reduced prices, indie games are dirt cheap, and deals of the day will tempt even the most cash-strapped gamer (i.e., Mirror’s Edge is $4.99 today). Happy holidays. [Joystiq]

Halo fans are in for a treat with the upcoming release of the final preview episode of Halo Legends and a new three-part Red vs. Blue holiday special. To access the content, Xbox owners should visit Halo: Waypoint between Dec. 24-26 for the new Red vs. Blue episodes and January 2, for Halo Legends: Origins Part 1. These videos will be perfect to share with your loved ones around the fireplace. [Destructoid]

Jailbroken iPhone owners in search of a (unofficial) Nintendo 64 emulator (with Bluetooth Wiimote Support) should check out n64iphone via Cydia. The only downside being that the recently released app, developed by ZodTTD, is apparently a bit slow and difficult to control. Hopefully a future version will work more smoothly since we’re sure the world can’t wait to play four-player split-screen GoldenEye 007 on an iPhone. [Gizmodo]

Capcom is playing it safe by delaying some of its big titles into the next fiscal year. This is a “strategic decision” in essence to wait out the smorgasbord of games from other publishers who are also looking to avoid the holiday madness via fourth fiscal quarter (Jan-March 2010) releases. Expect Lost Planet 2 and Monster Hunter Tri to drop sometime in the first fiscal quarter of 2010 (beginning in April). Capcom has also noted that these delays will also affect the non-concrete release dates, which were previously Spring 2010, of Super Street Fighter 4 and Dead Rising 2


Got any hot news tips? Send ‘em over to tips@bitmob.com.


Screen Shot 2014-03-25 at 2.00.11 PMGamesBeat 2014 — VentureBeat’s sixth annual event on disruption in the video game market — is coming up on Sept 15-16 in San Francisco. Purchase one of the first 50 tickets and save $400!
blog comments powered by Disqus

GamesBeat is your source for gaming news and reviews. But it's also home to the best articles from gamers, developers, and other folks outside of the traditional press. Register or log in to join our community of writers. You can even make a few bucks publishing stories here! Learn more.

You are now an esteemed member of the GamesBeat community. That means you can comment on stories or post your own to GB Unfiltered (look for the "New Post" link by mousing over your name in the red bar up top). But first, why don't you fill out your via your ?

About GamesBeat