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Weekend Console Download Deals for July 12: Retro madness

It's a celebration of retro games and games inspired by the old school generation in this weekend's console deals, led by The Messenger.

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Stranger Things, among other things, has proven that there's a certain affinity for what's old school and retro. And that's the big theme for this week's console deals. Retro is everywhere and all three console makers are celebrating old school games or games based off old school ideas in one form or another.

Let's start with PlayStation, which is celebrating its big Retro Sale. That means a lot of great compilations and PS1 and PS2 classics are on sale across every great PlayStation platform. The folks at Xbox are focusing more on the retro platformer, celebrating games like Shovel Knight and Guacamelee 2 that honor the platformers that came before them. And lastly, there's Nintendo, discounting some of the great indie games that utilize the best in retro mechanics. That's all led by The Messenger, which just released its first DLC pack earlier in the week.

Here's our selection of this weekend's console deals:

Xbox One

The following games are a part of Xbox One Games with Gold/Deals with Gold. An Xbox Live Gold Subscription is required to receive these discounts.

The following deals are available to all Xbox One users. Xbox Live Gold members may be eligible for additional discounts.

PlayStation 4

The following deals are available to all users. PlayStation Plus members may be eligible for additional discounts.

The following deals are available only to PlayStation Plus members.

Nintendo Switch

Wii U

Xbox 360

The following games are a part of Xbox 360 Games with Gold/Deals with Gold. An Xbox Live Gold Subscription is required to receive these discounts.

The following deals are available to all Xbox 360 users. Xbox Live Gold users may be eligible for additional discounts.

  • Come back next week for more Xbox 360 deals.

PlayStation 3

The following deals are available to all users. PlayStation Plus members may be eligible for additional discounts.

The following deals are available only to PlayStation Plus members.

  • Monthly freebies for PS3 and PS Vita have come to an end. We'll update this space if any deals pop up.

Nintendo 3DS

PlayStation Vita

The following deals are available to all users. PlayStation Plus members may be eligible for additional discounts.

The following deals are available only to PlayStation Plus members.

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Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can't enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

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