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The RPS Bargain Bucket: Quiet. Too Quiet.

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What a terrible week for special offers. I don’t think I’ve missed anything. *CONSPIRACY THEORY* Modern Warfare 2 free weekend has scared everyone off. There’s lots of repeated offers from previous weeks, and lots of games discounted a tiny little bit. Here’s my choice of the slim pickings, although there’s a belter of a deal of the week. Remember to follow SavyGamer for all the deals all the time.

GOG RPG promo
GOG have got a special on real RPG simulators, brought to you by the letter “S”. On offer are:
Sacred Gold – £3.25/€3.70/$4.99
Septerra Core: Legacy of the Creator – £1.94/€2.22/$2.99
Spellforce Platinum – £3.25/€3.70/$4.99
Stonekeep – £1.94/€2.22/$2.99
They’re all 50% off the normal price. As with all GOG discounts, the discount gets applied during checkout.

Battlestations: Pacific – 1,458 MS points
I had started writing about I know pretty much nothing about these games, and how I think they are about submarines, but then I realised I was thinking of Silent Hunter. So, as it stands I know extra nothing about them. Any good? John has posted about this one a few times. Still no working link for you GFWLGOD.

Men of War – £14.99/€14.99/$17.49
This includes both the original game about warring men, and the expansion “Red Tide”. Alec and Jim tell us what they think about them here and here, and they both have demos here and here. That’s the games, not Alec and Jim.

Deal of the week
Trials2 Second Edition – £1.29/€1.47/$1.99
Keyboard-smash ’em up on a bike, Trials 2, is available for next to nothing direct from the developer. Kieron Euroviewed it back at release, and said this:
“It’s one of our oldest templates remixed for the Internet age. It follows the Kikstart/Stunt Biker template, where you make your way across a side-scrolling obstacle course. There are four controls – lean forward, lean back, accelerate and brake. By manipulating these, you have to do things like climb ramps, mount tyres and career wildly down a wooden Rollercoaster course at a significant proportion of the speed of light.”
RPS coverage here, demo here.

Also of note:
VVVVVV just got release on GamersGate, at the same discount it was on GetGoGamesGot last week.
Activision see fit to insult you with an “offer” of MW2 on steam for only £33.99, when the Steamworks retail copy has been available for sub £30 for quite some time.
D2D (UK/EU/USA) have a sale starting on Monday.

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