Uh oh. Remember the other week? I promised I had a clear schedule for near future? Well, whilst out searching the land far and wide for the best gaming discounts, I encountered a travelling salesman. He offered me some tickets to Shamabala festival in return for a copy Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament on the Mega Drive. I agreed, and as such shan’t be bargain bucketting next weekend. Still, SavyGamer will still be getting updated up until Thursday, and it’ll back to business as usual the weekend after.
GOG German games promo
To coincide with Gamescom, GOG have yet again decided to make me look the fool by discounting all the games that I know nothing about. This time it’s German ones. I did play Painkiller a long time ago, and I remember enjoying shooting the baddies. The rest? I haven’t a clue about. Here’s the games that are discounted:
Gothic 2 Gold Edition – £3.83/€4.71/$5.99
Painkiller Black Edition – £3.83/€4.71/$5.99
Realms of Arkania 1+2 – £2.87/€3.53/$4.49
Realms of Arkania 3 – £2.87/€3.53/$4.49
Spellforce Platinum – £3.83/€4.71/$5.99
The Guild: Gold Edition – £3.83/€4.71/$5.99
This isn’t a bundle offer, all the games are individually discounted. You get your money off during checkout.
Death to Spies – £3.74/€3.74/$4.99
If it doesn’t show you the discount straight away, it should do when it’s in your basket. I’ve not played this game, but it seems to have a bit of a cult following. Any fans out there? There’s a demo here if you want to give it a go.
A little bit Battlefield Heroes, a little bit Shadowground, and some canny approach to map design – I’d definitely like to see where they go with this. First things first, though, they should get a ruddy demo out. £6 ain’t much, but it’s not quite impulse-buy cheap.
But perhaps two hundred and forty nine of your micro-currencies is impulse-buy cheap. For further reading, consult this handy Making of feature. As of the other day, you get the Mac version on Steam too.
Total Annihilation – £2.37/€3.39/$3.39
Gosh, this one is too old for me too. In another ten or fifteen years, when I’m a grown up, I’ll know all the old games. Total Annihilation I know on reputation alone, and that it was a forerunner to Supreme Commander. This seems a very reasonable price for it.
Begrudgingly Deal of the week
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat – £6.24/€7.50/$9.99
Lets get the bad out of the way first. This offer is for both Chernobyl and Pripyat, although totally absent is Clear Sky. Even worse, if you already own one of the two games on offer, you can’t just get the other at a discount, or gift the spare copy you’ve paid for. That’s poor form THQ, and taints what would otherwise be a completely fantastic offer. Still, if you’ve yet to pick up either of these games, the general consensus is that these are the best two. Not tried Pripyat myself, but Chernobyl is certainly rather good. So good, it would seem, that Jim just can not shut up about it.
Also, bad news. The offer’s not available in Germany.
Also of note:
Portal for free with £20 Steam spend using paysafecard
DogFighter – 50% off
Make sure to regularly check SavyGamer, so you never miss out on all the best video game deals.