Posts Tagged ‘The RPS Bargain Bucket’

The RPS Bargain Bucket: Team Discount

By Cassandra Khaw on July 4th, 2015.

Happy Independence Day, American people! And Good Not-Melting-In-The-Summer-Heat to the European folk trapped without air-conditioning in their lives. As a card-carrying Malaysian, let me just say that it baffles me to imagine countries where freon-fueled cold air does not exist. (Not really, but I just like saying things, sometimes.) This week’s shockingly inventive Guest Plushie comes from Welverin, who captioned their entry with, “Who to equip?” Love it.

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The RPS Bargain Bucket: Witch Witcher is Which?

By Cassandra Khaw on June 27th, 2015.

Want the week’s best gaming deals? Step below. Includes the excellent Deus Ex: Human Revolution, the odd Remember Me, and the final version of Dark Souls II.

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The RPS Bargain Bucket: Cubic Curiosity

By Cassandra Khaw on June 20th, 2015.

Nothing says “weekend” like an afternoon spent watching a Malcolm in the Middle rerun marathon. It’s genuinely better than I remembered, but that may hold true for anything that has been viewed in order. Between you and me, though, the sitcom is best viewed as a preview to Breaking Bad. So many gas masks. So much angst. So many narrative possibilities. Anyway, pickings remain slim this week outside of Steam’s colossal selection, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, yea?

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The RPS Bargain Bucket: Summer Serenade

By Cassandra Khaw on June 13th, 2015.

It is the Steam summer sales! Honestly, why are you even reading this? It’s an explosion of discounts over there. If it’s not on offer, it will probably soon be. But just in case you were bored, or just in the mood to do some window shopping, we’ve got some bargains in the bucket for you. (You can thank welverin for this week’s bucket plushie!)

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The RPS Bargain Bucket: That New Car Smell

By Cassandra Khaw on June 6th, 2015.

STITCH GOOD

My gloves smell like new car. I finally caved in and purchased myself a set of boxing gloves after weeks of dealing with someone else’s old sweat. If my hands have to become habitats for grotesque amounts of bacteria, the least I can do is ensure they’re my bacteria. Or something. Ew. Anyway, moving on, here’s this weeks bucket of bargains! (P.S: I can’t, for the life of me, remember who sent me this picture. Claim your plushie in the comments, please!)

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The RPS Bargain Bucket: Basket of Fluff

By Cassandra Khaw on May 30th, 2015.

OMG SO MANY

I really should be inserting something clever here, but all I can think about is how adorable that bucket of plushies is. There’s something mildly disconcerting about the setup, to be fair. Why do they resemble severed heads? Is that ice in the bucket? Are they being kept alive through supernatural means? Unnatural methods? Who knows. Questioning minds need answers to this cute yet uncannily strange bouquet. Only rgk has the answer. In the meantime, enjoy the bargains.

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The RPS Bargain Bucket: Bundles of Happiness

By Cassandra Khaw on May 23rd, 2015.

Buckets of fun.

‘Tis the season for game bundling, money-money-money. We’ve got good games a-plenty, ka-ka-ka-ka-ching-ka-ching. *ahem* With both the United Kingdoms and the United States celebrating various holidays on Monday, it seems like an excellent time to put diversions within easy reach. The Bargain Bucket usually squints appraisingly at individual deals, but it feels like a time to poke at the bigger, badder things on the discount market right now. (Enjoy dosbox’s plushie! And send me new ones!)

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The RPS Bargain Bucket: Perfect Pain

By Cassandra Khaw on May 9th, 2015.

Exercise is hard. Throughout my life, I’ve suffered a hate-loathe affair with physical exertion, which is especially problematic because I try to do a lot of it. (My most recent obsession is muay thai. My shins regret this obsession.) But the thing I don’t get is how some people latch onto the punishment. My training partner routinely coos about the glory of exhausted muscles. This does not compute. While I endeavour to understand why some people love being so tired you could barf, have a bunch of bargains in a bucket. (This week’s plushie is a repeat because I’m desperately trying to prepare for classes after this. But new plushie photos are always, always welcomed.)

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The RPS Bargain Bucket: Good Old Days

By Cassandra Khaw on May 2nd, 2015.

Man. Oh, man. There’s nothing quite like the early days of the video game industry, is there? When polygons were visibly polygonal and colors were an experience. Jokes aside, GOG.com, ignoring the rash of recent controversies, is doing a killer sale right now. It’s not exactly the most ground-breaking sale, but it does have so many wonderful, wonderful memories going for cheap. This week’s plushie comes again from rgk, who possesses quite the admirable collection.

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The RPS Bargain Bucket: Bad Poetry Alert

By Cassandra Khaw on April 25th, 2015.

There was once a plushie from Nantucket, who got sent to the Internet in a bucket. He pretended to be lifeless, like a courtier touched by King Midas. Because otherwise, he’d scare the stuffings out of – oh, nevermind. Welcome to your umpteenth installment of Bargain Bucket, where the points don’t matter and flash deals make me want to loom menacingly over the people who invented them. This week’s plushie is from Grizzly, who has delivered what appears to be a mama grizzly and her cub in a rather artistc setting.

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The RPS Bargain Bucket: Bunny You Didn’t Guess That

By Cassandra Khaw on April 18th, 2015.

In case anyone was curious as to what I was squeaking about last week, this happened. Totally snoopydance material, don’t you think? But that’s plow on, and plough deep into the fields of interactive excess. This week, we cheat a little with the whole ‘bucket’ requirement of user-submitted plushie. Isn’t this midnight-black bunny from rgk worth the exception? Come on, guys. Tell me it isn’t.

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The RPS Bargain Bucket: You Orc To Hear This

By Cassandra Khaw on April 11th, 2015.

I’m a seething ball of impatience this weekend, guys. Next week, I get to be on a press release. On a press release. Not writing one, not writing about one, but actually functioning as content on someone’s press release. It isn’t particularly Big News, but it is, at the very least, Moderately Sized News. Pardon me while I snoopy dance. In the meantime, have some bargains in a bucket. And a heart-warming story from the owner of this week’s plushie aka Andrew Wheeler. His ferocious orc, it would seem, was purchased before he and his girlfriend could move in together. He ventured far and wide to find an orc that wasn’t very typical, before having something delivered from Etsy. Charmingly, the doll maker included the custom-built helmet you saw without being asked to do so.

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The RPS Bargain Bucket: Fluffy Thoughts

By Cassandra Khaw on April 4th, 2015.

One of the sad realities of hitting your 30s is understanding that you’ll be talking your friends through some genuinely complicated situations, ranging from divorces to parental deaths. I’m sorting out the emotional ramifications of this epiphany right now, and it’s not a pleasant one. At least you can be there for the people you care about. Something something. This throwback plushie is from MadKatrina. Someone send me more!

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