Posts Tagged ‘sale’

Luftpapersprisonpointwatchdighome: Humble Indie Bundle

By Alice O'Connor on September 10th, 2014.

Bundle purchase: approved!

Look, I realise that it’s been barely a day since I last told you a load of ace video games were on sale at pocket change prices, so I’m sorry if I keep banging on about this. I imagine you’re so bored of this sort of nonsense. “Blah blah Humble Bundle blah blah Gunpoint Luftrausers Papers, Please,” must be how your tired ears hear my droning, “blah blah Gone Home woopity doo Prison Architect.” But please, indulge my grotesque interest in telling people about rad games one more time.

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Birthdays And Holidays: GOG And Humble Sales

By Alice O'Connor on September 9th, 2014.

Not on sale: actual cars.

It’s been a long game-summer. We’ve met loads of new games and formed new game-friendships that’ll surely last forever–I’ll call every weekend–but now it’s time to settle down for a long game-autumn, foraging for game-nuts to stash. Rather than be down about this, GOG and the Humble Store are seeing summer off with big sales. GOG are celebrating their sixth birthday, while Humble just want to party. Cram their game-berries into your cheeks and bury them to play over game-winter.

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Shhhh: Omerta First Up In GOG Giveaway

By Adam Smith on June 24th, 2014.

If rambunctious crowds have suddenly taken to the streets around your home, chances are it’s because of the GoG.com summer sale. The site has kicked things up a gear by naming the next portion of its event ADRENALINE RUSH. I hate using the word ‘event’ but sales are about more than discounting products, which is why the Steam one seems like a weird competition that doesn’t make any sense at all.

The ADRENALINE RUSH has a suitably eager description – “A TIDE OF 30 FLASH SALES AT ONCE · 4 SECRET FLASH-GIVEAWAYS · 24 HOURS OF EXCITEMENT”. The first of the giveaways is Omerta: City Of Gangsters, which I didn’t entirely dislike. Rather cheekily, the freebie doesn’t take over the top of the page – looks like you’ll have to scan throught he entire list as the 24 HOURS OF EXCITEMENT continue if you want to find the next free games.

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Death Is Cheap: Teleglitch Updates, On Sale

By Adam Smith on May 21st, 2014.

I don’t normally post about patches and I don’t often post when a single game goes on sale. Teleglitch is an exception though, particularly when the update is as beefy as the one that just landed. As well as tweaking the strength of various weapons and the difficulty of some levels, the patch adds an arena mode, which contains four chapters of challenges that provide specific load-outs and waves of enemies to destroy. Teleglitch is what happens when Dark Souls takes its training wheels off so expect those arenas to reach out of your monitor and slap you across the face. The game is currently discounted in a week-long Steam sale, which puts the price at £3.06. Here’s wot we all thought about it.

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Wake Up: It’s GOG’s Spring Insomnia Sale

By Nathan Grayson on May 13th, 2014.

That ladybug looks like it's angling to take your game. MAKE IT PAY.

Spring is in the air. And on the ground. And oh god, it’s in the vents. Harrowing, certainly, but worth getting excited over because videogame sales are rampant and also I guess new life is entering the world’s bloodstream. Humble was first to let players feast on the fruits of its deal-cutting prowess, and now GOG‘s following suit with something… rather different. The Spring Insomnia Sale puts various games in the gleaming rainbow sale spotlight, but in maddeningly limited quantities. You know that part of a Steam Sale where you obsessively check for new deals a few times per day? That times a million.

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Steam Who? – Humble Bundle’s Spring Sale

By Nathan Grayson on May 7th, 2014.

Is there going to be a spring Steam sale? Or has Valve finally elected to give its wearied money counters – their abacuses gnarled and gnawed on, fear and desperation write large on waxen wood – a brief respite? I’m not entirely sure it matters now, though, as Humble has elected to fire the first shot with a sale of its own, and it’s off to a damn impressive start. Check it out for deep discounts on games like South Park: The Stick of Truth, Batman: Arkham Origins, Broken Age, Shadowrun: Dragonfall, and Thief. Tons more below.

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GOG’s Time Machine Sale Lets You CONTROL TIME ITSELF

By John Walker on January 29th, 2014.

As someone who firmly believes in the public domain, and finds it instantly aggravating that games over 20 years old cost anything, GOG’s current Time Machine Sale pulls me in two directions. They’re going back 30 years to highlight 30 games, knocking off substantial sums from each in turn. 1995′s Crusader: No Remorse just had a turn at 75% off. Now it’s Tomb Raiders 1, 2 and 3. (Of which the first came out in 1996.)

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Larkin About: Papo & Yo Available For $1

By Adam Smith on November 28th, 2013.

Papo & Yo is a personal game, using the tale of a monster and a boy to touch on creator Vander Caballero’s upbringing. It’s a story of affection, protection, alcoholism and abuse, set in a dreamlike favela. Nathan found the experience powerful:

“That relationship, then, lies at the heart of Papo & Yo, weaving an extremely personal thread through both story and gameplay mechanics. But does it bind them together or leave them straining at the seams?”

You can read his thoughts here to learn more but SPOILER ALERT he decides that the seams are strained, describing the actual puzzling and platforming as ‘exceedingly mediocre’. That said, it’s not often we see this sort of story in a game and even if it falters in places, the experience still sounds worthwhile. Especially when you can pay what you want (minimum of $1) for the next three and a half days over at IndieGameStand.

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Humble Bundle Humbly Offers Its Own Autumn Sale

By Nathan Grayson on November 28th, 2013.

Launching your own sale during the same period as Valve is kind of like showing off your sparkly new canoe at a rocket-yacht convention. You will inevitably be overshadowed. But this is the Grand Season of Sales, so everybody and their rocket-yacht’s on-board AI programmed to speak just like Christopher Walken is doing it. That includes Humble Bundle, whose newly launched storefront has put a treasure trove of indies up for respectably slashed prices. Standouts include Kentucky Route Zero, Gone Home, the Crusader Kings II Collection, and Anodyne.

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Cerulean Wednesday: Steam Autumn Sale Begins

By John Walker on November 27th, 2013.

Never mind that it’s Thanksgiving tomorrow, and December in four days, Steam is having an Autumn Sale. “Autumn”, eh? Aren’t they sounding British and thus far more civilised and sophisticated! So yes, once again the Store Page of Steam is to be completely useless for a week (although at least this time they’ve remembered to include some ability to see new releases). Oh, and there are bargains are to be had!

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FLEEE IN TERROR FROM THE HUGE SEAL (STEAM SALE)

By Nathan Grayson on November 19th, 2013.

Therrrrrrrrrre is so much a seal could tell you, so much he could bark. Yoouuuuuuuuuuuuuu remain, MY POWER MY PLEASURE MY *COUGH-LIKE BELCHING NOISE*

[Earth-shaking slapping sounds can be heard in the distance, like fresh lard being cannon-fired at an ancient war drum]

Do you hear that?

[A glass of water ripples ominously; a largely decorative Jello mold does the same, but fails to be particularly frightening]

Something’s coming. Something big.

[Dogs whine, horses stomp frantically, one or two people glance up from Western-shootout-caliber staredowns with Facebook on their phones]

It’s… it’s… SEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL.

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Picking Up Steam: Humble Launches Full Storefront

By Nathan Grayson on November 11th, 2013.

Well, this all feels a bit inevitable, doesn’t it? After oodles, kaboodles, and toaster strudels of bundles – not to mention “store” functionality utilized by many indie developers – Humble Bundle has finally launched a full-blown storefront, ala Steam or GOG. It’s not pay-what-you want, but ten percent of every sale goes straight to charity. Also, excellent deals are the order of the day, with the likes of Don’t Starve, Gunpoint, Natural Selection II, Prison Architect, Euro Truck Sim 2, and more undergoing ritualistic price tag severings in celebration.

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IndieGameStand Launches Store As Alternative To Steam

By Nathan Grayson on September 25th, 2013.

IndieGameStand is done being just another flimsy roadside DealShack, only handing out whatever games it happens to have on-hand at the time. Now it’s hoping to make a giant leap into the big leagues, and it’s planning to blend up elements of Steam, GOG, and its own dev-friendly, pay-what-you-want heritage in order to do so. Steam, especially, is in its crosshairs, given that Greenlight – while improving – is still giving many smaller developers enough trouble that they can barely bite back tears as they lie to their emaciated, gently whimpering piggy banks. “Tomorrow,” they quaver. “I promise.” In an ideal world, IndieGameStand would like to change that.

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