By Cassandra Khaw on July 26th, 2014 at 12:00 pm.
It’s Comic-Con International 2014, and you know what that means. It’s time for grand announcements about new intellectual properties, gossip about beloved cult TV series, and a truckload of thematically appropriate bargains. (And anecdotes about questionable behaviour, but those appear to be inexorably tied to the convention experience. Sigh.)
Telltale and Daedalic Adventures Weekend Promo
“Games, moth – ” Yes, I know it. To break away from the comic books, here’s your weekly reminder that GOG.com does some amazing things with their stock of digital games. We weren’t fans of Daedalic’s Blackguards, but the Internet was rather in love with Sam & Max Save the World. (Which I personally approve of.) Need even more point-and-click nostalgia? Tales of Monkey Island is going for very, very cheap right now. Take advantage of that. Either way, make sure to spend a few minutes perusing the selection today.
Mechas! Pyrotechnics! Hardcore marines with an impossible gift for free running! Titanfall is, I hope, a game that needs no introduction. Like, seriously, you would need to have been trying rather hard to avoid noticing all the promotional banners smeared across the internet. Even now, the name ‘Titanfall’ is being softly whispered by tribes of subterranean nerds who live, breathe, and die by the name of robot glory.
The Codemasters Bundle – $4.99/£3.99/€4.99
Knowing my luck with these kind of things, the bundle will be over by the time you read this. But, on the off-chance that is not, I highly recommending checking out this conglomeration of titles. At least, if you haven’t already picked up the Overlord franchise and are game to give the other offerings the old college try.
Batman 750 Sale
So, DC decided to celebrate Batman’s 75th (Looking rather spry there, old man!) birthday by putting 750 comics on sale. 750. I’m no Batman girl, but that number kicks posterior like the Caped Crusader. What I really like about this line-up, however, is the fact it even includes titles from the 1940s. If there was ever a time to become infatuated with the Caped Crusader, it’s probably now. P.S: Batman connoisseurs, consider this your invitation to populate the comments with enthused, giddy recommendations.
Image Comics 50% Off Sale
Ignore that unimaginative title. Image Comics saved all their creativity for their actual products which consist of some genuinely weird and wonderful ideas. Rat Queens is, I think, my personal favourite here. The cast is unapologetically rowdy, a snarling mix of razor-sharp wit and some fantastic ideas. There’s a cleric who is an atheist, a hippy halfling, drugs, bad language, and … tentacles. The prices for Saga (space opera with inter-species love, cats, and tabloid journalists) have also been slashed so be certain to get in on the action there.
Also of note:
Locke & Key: Keys to the Kingdom #1 – Free
This is not the best place to start Joe Hill’s fabulous horror series. Really, it isn’t. You’d do a lot better beginning with the first volume. However, Keys to the Kingdom #1 is currently free, and if you must try before you buy, this is your solution for the weekend.
Grab & Run Bundle – $2.25/£1.33/€1.68
Honestly, I’m just advertising this because it has The Cat Lady, which is wonderfully terrifying. If you haven’t already tried The Cat Lady, you should. You really should. Puzzle-platformer The Adventures of Shuggy is also rather charming. I’m not sure about the rest of the bundle, but I suppose that’s the point with these arrangements.
The Library of Charles Darwin – Free
And finally, just because I can, here is a digitized version of Charles Darwin’s personal library. It’s sprawling, awe-inspiring collection of fiction and non-fiction that spans a multitude of languages. Included are a variety of illustrations, which picture a variety of creatures and some peculiar topography. There are more than 195,000 pages to dig through. Enjoy.
The Sims 2 Ultimate Edition – Free
Are free things still wonderful even when they require you to have Origin downloaded? We’ll leave you to decide. Earlier this week, we devoted an entire news post to the fact that The Sims 2: Ultimate Edition is, indeed, free. You will want to redeem the code ‘I-LOVE-THE-SIMS’ on the website (or through the client) in order to snag yourself a copy. (Thanks for the reminder, Wulfram!)
P.S: Yes, totally still taking plushie submissions.