The RPS Bargain Bucket: Monkeying

The powers that be heard my moaning about the poor showings last week, and have made up for it by giving us a bumper special set of weekend deals this time. Discounts all over the shop, on some fantastic games too. Delve into this week’s bargain bucket to find out what’s cheap this week. For constantly updated information about all cheap games, head to

Monkey Island discounts
First of all there are the Monkey Island remakes cheap on Steam:
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition & Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge, PC – £5.24/€7.49/$7.49
Or you can get them individually for £3.49/€4.49/$4.99 each.
Then there is the Tales of Monkey Island complete series, also cheap, direct from Telltale:
Tales of Monkey Island: Complete Series, PC /Mac – £3.17/€3.80/$4.95
I’ve talked before about being late to the Monkey Island party, and not finding the remake of the first particularly funny, and all it got me was you lot shouting at me, so I’m more inclined to keep my opinions too myself (too late!). Any vocal fans of the Telltale series out there?

Batman: Arkham Asylum – £6.50 [UK only]
It’s pretty infrequent that us Brits get exclusive download deals, so let us revel in it for a moment please. This is the cheapest I’ve seen Arkham Asylum yet, you can even get the goatee edition for only a quid more. This was easily one of my favourite games of last year. The punching is superb, the gradual increase in abilities massages my brain’s throbbing metroid gland nicely, and for the majority of the game you really feel like The Goddamn Batman. Shame that there is a bit of repetition of bosses. Alec told us wot the thinks here and is totally right about the Riddler’s collectables. High hopes for Arkham City.

Just Cause 2 – £6.49 [UK only [Sort of [Data-smuggler friendly at €7.79/$10.16]]]
This one is another deal straight from Eidos, but you just get a code to plug into Steam, so whilst the offer is only available to residents of crumpet-land, it’s pretty easier to share it with our international brothers and sisters. This is Just Cause 2, the open world game that is more open then the other open world games. Just Cause 2’s shooting is only ok, but when you’ve got a grappling hook in your arsenal, depending on bullets seems like a mistake anyway. John told us exactly wot he thinks here. Vista/Windows 7 required.

Blacklight: Tango Down – £2.40/€2.87/$3.75
Bargain, you might think, for a relatively newly released (July) multiplayer manshooter. However, the downside is that you’re going to have to deal with the GFWL. Hmm. Kieron-o-preview.

Deal of the week
Remember the indie love bundle? Well it’s back, with a new friend, the “Summer-Of-Love Bundle”. Here’s what you can get:

Summer-Of-Love Bundle – £12.79/€15.33/$19.99
AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! – A Reckless Disregard for Gravity
Captain Forever,
and Space Giraffe

Indie Love Bundle – £12.79/€15.33/$19.99
And Yet It Moves,
and Osmos

Or, the Mega-Love Bundle for all 12 games:
Mega-Love Bundle – £19.18/€22.99/$29.99

Fill in the gaps of what you’ve not got, because everything here is worthy of your attention. Space Giraffe is a must play, no matter what the gamertag toting masses say. It has an incredibly intelligent and intense scoring system that doesn’t hold your hand, but gives you everything you need to be good at it. Here’s Kieron on it. Cogs I love to bits, and would heartily suggest everyone try, regardless of your opinions on sliding tiles puzzles – John’s impressions here. Saira I’ve not played, thoughts? John did some short impressions though.

Also of note:
Rogue Trooper – £1.49 [UK only]
Deus Ex [Goatee Edition] – £1.49 [UK only]
Hitman: Blood Money – £1.49 [UK only]
Codemasters Pack, PC – £16.86/€20.18/$26.33
Includes (and individual pricing):
1NSANE – £3.19/€3.82/$4.99
Cannon Fodder – £1.91/€2.29/$2.99
I.G.I. 2: Covert Strike – £3.19/€3.82/$4.99
Perimeter – £3.19/€3.82/$4.99
Second Sight – £3.19/€3.82/$4.99
Sensible Soccer 2006 – £3.19/€3.82/$4.99
Soldiers: Heroes of World War II – £3.19/€3.82/$4.99

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  1. ZuluEcho14 says:

    Excuse me, Dirt2 is on sale for 6$ on D2D and if you add the coupon PAX2010 you get 5$ off, HOW IS THIS NOT EVEN MENTIONED?

    I got Arsenal of Democracy for 1$ instead of Dirt2 anyway.

    • LewieP says:

      That one slipped under the SavyScope.

      If you see a deal that you think should be bargain bucketted, email it to

    • Lightbulb says:

      Didn’t work when I typed it into the Promotion code box.

    • Frankie The Patrician[PF] says:

      Thx for the tip…I’m getting Serious Sam: SE for 1.20 USD right now :)

    • Alexander Norris says:

      I was about to rant about the mega-bundle being 33€, but then I realised that was probably a typo. Might want to change it to 23€.

    • ZuluEcho14 says:

      Seriously? I tried it again for buying Dirt2 and it worked. O_o

      I don’t know what’s going on, but I like it.

    • LewieP says:

      Uh yeah, should be €22.99. Fixing now. The Indie bundles just charge the amount in dollars converted to your currency. No regional pricing.

    • Frankie The Patrician[PF] says:

      I’m on a dollar and half buying frenzy…getting both Serious Sam’s and Dirt II :D

    • Xavii says:


      PAX2010 promo works for any D2D purchase that’s over 5$ (you can’t get games for free) on their US site. Make sure to buy them one by one, as the discount is applied to the whole cart, not an individual game!

    • Rich says:

      King’s Bounty is region locked, yes?

    • Po0py says:

      Holy hell. Dirt 2 for 75p!

      Cheers for the heads up. :)

    • freddydeady says:

      anyone reccommend a good proxy site or other workaround so that I can get the offers on the Direct2drive US site from Ireland – deals there with the code too good to miss!! done a bit of a search but not sure how secure the ones Ive come across are.

    • Po0py says:

      I don’t think you need a proxy. I’m in the UK and it worked fine for me. Unless it has something to do with the Euro currency. Did you cut and past the code in? Try typing it. When you cut and past there is a space at the end which makes the code invalid.

    • Vinraith says:


      I just got SimCity 4 Deluxe and CivCity Rome for $5 apiece, thanks for the heads-up!

    • Rich says:

      Buggerit, I keep running up against region restricted stuff.
      “Error: [The game I really want to by] is Country restricted on your IP.”

      SimCity 4, King’s Bounty, KOTR, etc. Never came across this many before (I’m in the UK).

    • Rich says:

      Ah screw it, I settled for Sword of the Stars.

  2. pakoito says:

    I asked them about Computer Specs for the Mega-Bundle and they sent me an autoreply about “WE?RE ON VACANCES”. Does anybody know if my crappy Celeron 1.2 with GMA 4500MHD y 3GB ram?

  3. Xercies says:

    At that price Hitman Blood Money is a must, makes up for me buying Arkham Asylum not knowing there was going to be a bloody sale on a week later. Ergh don’t you just hate when that happens.

  4. Lightbulb says:

    MINECRAFT 10 euro. That is all.

  5. Alexander Norris says:

    Blacklight is very rubbish, and I’d advise everyone to keep their £2.50 and spend them on something better. Like a pint at their local, or buying Minecraft (or Monkey Island), or maybe taking lots and lots of shits at one of those paying toilets you get at important train stations.

    • Unaco says:

      Yeah… Just play Dystopia. It’s been leading the way in EMP grenade effects for the last 5 years.

  6. Shadowcat says:

    If you’ve never heard of Rogue Trooper, or know little about it, don’t just gloss over it. It’s considered one of the genuine gems from Rebellion, and seems like a no-brainer at that price.

  7. Lambchops says:

    I was one of the many that didn’t “get” Space Giraffe I’m afriad.

    Still it’s a nice bundle if you haven’t got many of those games, Aaaah is great fun, Cogs a pleasant diversion and I seem to remember the demo of Captain Forever being quite good.The other bundly is better though, purely because it has Machinarium in it.

    And if you haven’t yet got Arkham Asylum then what the devil are you waiting for? It’s just a well done, enjoyable game with one or two great set pieces. Perfectly paced with some suprising variety and doesn’t outstay it’s welcome. Plus it’s Batman for crying out loud.

  8. Snall says:

    Speaking of Hitman…anyone hear anything about a new one?

  9. LewieP says:

    Also: Anyone who actually bought APB, some places are giving refunds, some not.

    Apparently HMV will be giving refunds (unconfirmed). Steam will not.

    Details here:
    link to

  10. Bjorn says:

    Does anyone know if you can buy these indie bundle games for the cheap, and then transfer them somehow to your Steam account? I don’t game an awful lot, basically online flash games and stuff I have on Steam. I find the whole download your games wherever/whenever you like system quite handy along with that it’s a one point access to more or less all my games.

  11. salejemaster says:

    fffffuuuuuuuuuu UK only…..

  12. brulleks says:

    Oohoo – so very nearly bought Tales of Monkey Island for £8.00 from Gamersgate last week, but had a feeling I should resist – result!

    The downside is, what with downloading this, Dirt 2, Battlefront 2 and Nehrim in one week, I now have way too many games to play again.

  13. Rob says:

    Thanks for the heads up on Just Cause 2, I’d been waiting to snap that up at a nice price.

  14. Ignorant Texan says:

    Me, sir. I quite enjoyed ToMI, the episodic nature lead to kid-waiting -for-Christmas anticipation for each chapter. While I found the tone of ToMI lead more to wry amusement than tear producing laughter; I was impressed that it had not 1, not 2, but 3, genuinely emotionally affecting moments. In a comedy game, no less. $4.95 is a steal, and Telltale often sends codes for your choice of chapters from other series.

    • Vague-rant says:

      I also quite enjoyed the Tales of Monkey Island series. Not exactly laugh out loud funny, but more narrative focused than the Sam and Max season that I’ve played. For a little over 3 squids its worth it. Getting my 360 controller to work with it fully was a little tricky though.

  15. zak canard says:

    Arr, those Monkey Island games be on offer just in time for Talk Like A Pirate Day.

  16. Radiant says:

    Hitman Blood Money is well worth your time as is IGI 2.
    IGI 2 is a hidden classic.

  17. Decimae says:

    Mega love bundle = indie love bundle + summer of love bundle.
    15.33 + 15.33 euros = 30.66 euros.
    The mega love bundle is priced at 33 euros. More people need a math course.

    • Decimae says:

      After checking out the site, I notice it’s an typing error. 33 euros should be 23 euros since that’s 30 dollars.

  18. yhancik says:

    I did read it as “Deus Ex [Goatse Edition]”.

    I don’t even want to try to imagine what it could ever be.

    • Frankie The Patrician[PF] says:

      Lucky you…I can :(

    • Frankie The Patrician[PF] says:

      And what’s GOATEE anyway? I’ve always considered “GOTY” to be the official abbreviation for Game of the Year.

    • Rich says:

      For the same reason he says ‘Alien versus Predator (Two thousand and ten)’.

    • Wulf says:

      …auuuugh. Unfortunately, like Frankie, I too can envision the cyber-augmented anus. It’s now a shutter!

      WHY yhancik??? Whyyyyyy…

  19. A-Scale says:

    Boo UK only deals.

  20. Blather Bob says:

    Does the Tales of Monkey Island offer include the option of ordering the DVD? And how much does it usually cost to add the DVD? I already have the game on Steam, but I know Telltale sometimes include the DVD option when you order a series from them, which might be worth it for $4.95.

    And that indie bundle looks like a good deal, but I’m waiting to see if they add the available Linux versions of some of the games before jumping on it.

    • Ignorant Texan says:

      Looking at this page: link to I would think it does not. Bummer.

    • mcwizardry says:

      You are eligible to order the TOMI DVD for the cost of shipping which should be 10,95 dollars for everyone outside of the United States.

    • mcwizardry says:

      Quote from the official newsletter: “This weekend and this weekend only, Tales of Monkey Island be $4.95. Yes, fer the full season, and yes ye be eligible fer the free end-of-season DVD (you pay shipping and handling).”

    • Ignorant Texan says:

      mcwizardry is correct and I was very wrong. I should have checked my email before I posted.

    • Vague-rant says:

      You may also be interested in the deluxe edition, if you end up really liking the series. Its got a novelty coin, slip cover case art, Voodoo card, coaster, button and importantly a CLOTH map. It ends up costing something like $20 extra than the DVD alone ($30 including shipping to the UK), but, hey, if you downloaded it first and REALLY liked the game, then you might think its worth while.

      IMO its one of the better deluxe editions out there, and you get the chance to try the game before spending extra for the goodies. Or maybe I’m just a huge fan of cloth maps.

    • Dean says:

      I love cloth maps too, but the TOMI one was awful. It was just a map printed on a handkerchief….

  21. Brumisator says:

    In 20 metre high capital letters!

    I didn’t even know a PC version of cannon fodder existed!
    All these years I’ve been struggling emulating the inferior SNES version and groaning at the annoying Amiga emulators!

    • Rich says:

      That’s netbook fodder right there.

    • Brumisator says:

      Aw crap, the PC sound is just terrible. The superior version is still the amiga one >_<

      Well, now I can feel better about myself having paid GOG for a game I've been playing for over a decade and used to own at some point.

  22. Pinky G says:

    I notived the Batman goatee was a smaller download than the original despite containing 4 extra maps etc.

  23. Hulk Handsome says:

    Also worth noting that the Great Adventure Bundle ends this weekend, and it also now includes Sam & Max season 2 in addition to Penny Arcade 1, Whispered World, King’s Quest Collection, Jack Keane and Puzzle Agent. $20, $5 going to charity.

  24. JoeX111 says:

    The Impulse version of Blacklight is totally borked. I bought it the other day and it requires a Games For Windows Live update that won’t install properly. I’ve seen several people in the Impulse forums complaining about it as well, so buyer beware.

    • Thermal Ions says:

      Experienced a similar problem some time back on Windows XP. From memory it showed some obscure error number with no useful description, however if you googled it or searched on the Microsoft / GFWL site, it told you that you needed to install a specific Windows KBxxxxx patch. The update subsequently then installed without problems.

      Hope that’s of some use.

  25. RobF says:

    Brainpipe is worth it for the sound design alone, that it’s actually a bloomin’ fantastic trippy tunnel ride is a bonus.

    It’s the psychedelic Death Star run soundtracked by The Radiophonic Workshop and should be played with headphones for maximum “OH MY!” effect.

    I do not understand any of the love for Saira at all. Bare bones exploration platformer with shonky mini games in a shonky UI and damn, it’s one of the ugliest games this side of Geoduck. Does. Not. Compute. Still, if you’ve ever wondered what Myst would be like as a platform game plus if it was made especially ugly, you can’t go wrong. Saira is totally the game for you!

    The rest of the Summer Love Bundle, well, they’re fantastic obviously. Space Giraffe is 2/10 worth of 30 years of game history condensed with another 8 on top for being incredible, Captain Forever is totally rubbish because Farbs made it but if you forget Farbs made it, it’s awesome, Aaaaaaa is fab and Cogs is lovely.

    And at that price? It’s a steal, guv.

    • John Peat says:

      I actually really liked Saira – it was hugely individual and the story was told by someone who wasn’t a total idiot (99.9% of people who write for games are illiterate morons who write dialogue which makes me cry)


      Then it decided to throw in nails-hard timed section which totally spoiled the experience – and when I mentioned this at the developers forum I was told (by the developer and his cronies) that I just wasn’t good enough at games/the game “was not for me” or somesuch shit.

      I guess he didn’t want people’s money – better than ‘AI War’ begging I guess…

  26. Vodkarn says:

    So I downloaded Blacklight: Tango Down.

    Long story short, pretty basic multiplayer, the lobby system is awful (lack of dedicated means some asshat runs the show), interesting ideas that are boring quickly (the BSOD just means you die, pretty much 99% of the time), etc.

    However, Games For Windows Live.

    Now I use GFWL for Dawn of War 2 and Fallout 3. I needed to patch it for Tango Down. So I do.
    It fails, after 20 minutes.
    Try again.
    It fails, after 20 minutes.
    Try again, get an error.

    So I go to the error file, run the command line, and discover that GFWL is trying to boot it’s launch location as, literally, I had to change the goddamn RUN PATH OF THE FUCKING GAME for GFWL. Then it worked fine. After I basically debugged it.

    I do enough of that shit at work, I sure as hell don’t want to do it at home.

    So for any ‘man steam sucks, GFWL isn’t so bad, etc.’ there’s a little story for you.

    • Vodkarn says:

      Sorry, that was ‘literally (game launch location) in triangle brackets’

  27. Vodkarn says:

    Holy crap, did anyone see what the pre-order of Foot-to-ball Manager 2011 comes with on steam?

    Pre-Purchase Football Manager 2011
    Includes 21 items: Football Manager 2011, Comix Zone™, Crack Down™, Ecco the Dolphin™, Gain Ground™, Golden Axe™, Shinobi™ III: Return of the Ninja Master, Space Harrier™ II, Vectorman™, Altered Beast™, Shadow Dancer™, Alex Kidd™ in the Enchanted Castle, Bonanza Bros.™, Columns™, Ecco™ Jr., Eternal Champions™, Fatal Labyrinth™, Galaxy Force II™, Kid Chameleon™, Ristar™, Super Thunder Blade™


    • LostSoviet says:

      @ Vodkarn: Football Manager 2011 has similar preorder deals all over the place. Compare Steam, GamersGate, D2D, and GMG.

      Steam for convenience, GamersGate for added value (blue coins), GMG for possible trade-in.

  28. Boldoran says:

    This would work if D2D did not suddenly decide that they no longer accept Paypal Accounts that have no linked credit or debit card. In the past I could use my Paypal account but now everytime I try to checkout with paypal it says that I need to link my credit card to paypal (which I don’t want to do since it is the reason I am using PayPal in the first place).

    So I won’t be able spend any more money there. Oh well I liked Steam better anyway.

    • Dean says:

      That might not be D2D’s fault. How long have you been using PayPal. There’s a (fairly high) limit on the total value of transactions before it forces you to add a card.

    • Boldoran says:

      Well I have been using Paypal for a while now. This is the first time I hear of this restriction. Why would they do such a thing?. Also I can still buy stuff without problems from steam and other sites.

      I am really curious about the reasons behind this, seems strange to me. I mean I have more than enough money in my account and would be willing to part with it but for some reason if I don’t have a credit card linked to it it is not good money?

  29. Juhkystar says:

    Would someone be willing to buy Just Cause 2 for myself? I’d be more than happy to reimburse you. =)

  30. Ysellian says:

    Age of Wonders has been released on GOG!

    • Vinraith says:

      Yeah, fantastic news isn’t it? I bought mine the day it released. Age of Wonders 2 and (most importantly) Shadow Magic are also in their “upcoming” queue, I’m looking forward to grabbing a DRM-free copy of the latter.

    • Wahngrok says:

      It’s on Impulse as well as are the other games of the series and the trilogy:

      link to
      link to
      link to

    • Ysellian says:

      hmm now I’m wondering on which service I’m going to be getting it.

    • Vinraith says:

      I hadn’t noticed they were out on Impulse but, honestly, it’s worth waiting for the GOG versions. More extras, no client, completely DRM-free, it’s really the best way to buy anything.

    • Vinraith says:

      …and now it’s not on Impulse anymore. I think they may have screwed up and released the other games early, now they only have AoW1 just like GOG.

    • Wahngrok says:

      The links I posted still work (at least the trilogy one). It’s just not linked from on the Impulse site. They will “release” it over the next couple of days, I expect. But no one is stopping you from buying there. And if also should be DRM free from Impulse.

  31. Sagan says:

    Saira is as great a game as the Knytt titles. Just challenging, atmospheric exploration.
    The only downside is, that it doesn’t have as charming an atmosphere as Knytt does, since you’re mostly exploring dark places.
    But some people may like that more, and really: if you like the Knytt titles you will like Saira.

  32. Alex says:

    Is the Bataman GOTY edition still GFWL infected, though?

    • Vinraith says:

      Yes. Also, unlike RFG, I’m not aware of a GfWL removal tool for Arkham Asylum.

    • Alex says:


      Shame, looked like it might have been worth a play. Maybe it will get re-released some time in the future.

  33. Lucas says:

    I played some more Just Cause 2 recently, to a bit over 75% total completion status, and came to an unpleasant conclusion.

    The truth about Just Cause 2 is this: your primary activity is running away, which becomes exhausting. Yes, you get to collect and destroy and kill, but then you have to run and hide or fly around and wait for the alarm meter to zero out again so you can resume collecting. Always running and waiting is tedious.

    The angry helicopter swarm respawn rate is just insane, so there’s no out-shooting them. You can’t defeat the army through offense or stealth, they are infinite and tireless. At low-alarm levels (or small bases), you can occasionally outshoot them, and then they forget about you before more troops arrive. JC2 badly needs a way to zero the alarm meter quickly, to allow you to win a meter reset (or decreases) by your rate of kills or a stealth move or mass explosion or something. GTA Chinatown Wars was good about this because you could knock stars off your wanted meter by blowing up an equivelant # of cop cars (e.g., 4th star = 4 cars IIRC).

    My most efficient long term play pattern has become this: collect everything local without killing (even while under fire), destroy everything ASAP and kill everyone in your way, then escape and wait. With lots of hiding and waiting anytime I manage to get shot up too much or attract helicopters.

    JC2 would probably just play better without a completion % stat (global or local). Then you’d naturally go hit&run guerrilla style to keep collecting and destroying and avoiding the fights. Completionism just wears me out I guess, and some games are worse for it. I wouldn’t have played JC2 as much, but probably would have had more fun. Likewise with The Saboteur and similar games that do this for longevity of play.

    Mercenaries is still the best.

  34. HorseHeadBed says:

    Startopia’s £2.49 from Eidos. link to

    • Heliocentric says:

      Truly great game, scales to modern systems wonderfully too.

    • Simon says:

      And won’t fucking install on Vista. ‘OS not supported’. Bastards. I was looking forward to playing it again too :(

    • Frustrated says:

      I got Startopia to work on Win7 64 bit in software mode, so you must be doing something really odd to screw it up on Vista.

      Try all the compatibility modes or google for manual decompression tools for the CABs etc if need be maybe? Can’t remember the CD delivery file formats atm, but a lot of stuff is installshield for which unpackers exist.

  35. Heliocentric says:

    About the Edios store

    Reinstalling / reactivating your game
    Reinstalling your already purchased game can be done quite easily: Once again download your game and install it. Instead of ´Buy Now´ choose the option ´Already Purchased?´. Enter the e-mail address which you used during the original purchase process and the activation code sent to you in the confirmation email. The game will be unlocked automatically.
    You can reinstall/reactivate your game 3 times. If this option is needed more often please contact EIDOS Store support.

    Anyone have any experience with their customer support?

  36. Heliocentric says:

    ALERT, ALERT! Cheap DLC!


    Your Products Quantity Price
    Defense Grid: Resurgence Map Pack 2 1 $0.99 Remove
    Defense Grid: Resurgence Map Pack 4 1 $0.99 Remove
    Defense Grid: Resurgence Map Pack 1 1 $0.99 Remove
    Defense Grid: Resurgence Map Pack 3 1 $0.99 Remove
    The Maw DLC1: Brute Force 1 $1.25 Remove
    PAX 2010 $5 off – Remove
    Promotion code: Apply
    Total Cost:

    • Heliocentric says:

      sub $5 usd items can be bundled together and then discounted.

    • Heliocentric says:

      BioShock 2: Rapture Metro Map Pack
      +a $1 dlc=$1
      Monkey Island(TM) 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge +$1 dlc=$1

      highlights for exact $5 games
      The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion – Knights of the Nine
      Alpha Prime (might add to steam)
      Jolly Rover
      BioShock 2: Sinclair Solutions Tester Pack
      Time Gentlemen, Please! with FREE Game

      Lightly greater than $5
      Children of the Nile: Alexandria
      Gratuitous Space Battles: The Tribe Expansion Pack
      Gratuitous Space Battles: The Order Expansion Pack

    • Heliocentric says:

      Sorry to spam, but also Dark Void Zero
      Here is a review
      link to
      The only other review was pc format scoring 11 out of 100

      Wish I could read that reviews justification.

    • RobF says:

      Probably that it’s a bit rubbish, prone to not run on quite a few setups, saddled with illogical DRM and has smudged graphics.

      Of all of them, bizarrely, the last one offends me the most :D

  37. mordac says:

    Any idea how long that PAX2010 code is gonna last for?

  38. Heliocentric says:

    It seems d2d limits you to 5 games a day?

    MDK, Painkiller, Defense Grid: Resurgence Map Pack 2, Men of War Red Tide and DiRT 2

    All for $5, not bad.

    I did want to get Time Gentlemen, Please! and a few more of those dlc, but whatever. :)

  39. skittles says:

    Strange well I live in NZ and it let me get that Just Cause deal no data smuggling required. So it is only for the land of crumpets and Europe.

  40. skittles says:

    Just noticed that no. 10 on the Eidos sale best sellers is Pony Friends 2. Admit it RPSers which of you have bought the pony.

  41. pupsikaso says:

    Global Agenda is 30% off this whole week until Sep 24. Enter promo code “LongLiveShooterMMOs

    link to

    Apparently they are doing it to give APB fans an easier entry into another shooter mmo. Or so they say.

  42. Vandelay says:

    I really don’t know how I’m going to find the time to play all of these games I’m getting at the moment. The days were I actually finished games seems to be long gone, as I’ve still to complete Red Faction: Guerrilla, Machinarium, Penumbra collection, Painkiller: Black Edition, Amnesia and Stalker: Call of Pripyat, whilst not really playing anywhere near enough of Gal Civ 2 and Civ 4 complete. All games I’ve purchased in the last few months.

    Now I’ve got to play Monkey Island 1 and 2, Tales of Monkey Island, Just Cause 2 and Arkham Asylum.

  43. Narrenschiff says:

    Wow. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Blacklight Tango wasn’t worth the 3.50 it cost. What a garbage little game.

    • Bungle says:

      The developer is worthless. Their last game was Blacklight: Area 51. It was another unfinished piece of crap. I’m not sure if they’ve finished a game since that pistol-shooter arcade game back in the day.

  44. Simbyotic says:

    I’m heartbroken and really frustrated :(

    If only I had waken up 5 minutes earlier, I could have used that PAX2010 code but now it isn’t working.

    So much gaming goodness I could have bought


  45. Frustrated says:

    So here I was, wanting to buy 4-5 games from all the cool sales with the coupon, as others have just 24 hours ago. Even some I wouldn’t normally consider even for free, just because I liked the offer.

    Even signed up with real private email addy, proper name and all.

    Turns out
    a) the coupon is no longer valid (replaced with 5$ off if > 15$ basket) and
    b) as someone in germany I don’t get to buy GTA IV without some odd restriction error.

    So I guess fate is telling me to stop trying to buy games.

    Guess youknowwhatwhosenamemaynotbespoken wins again.

  46. Lucas says:

    StarCraft2 is $50 on Amazon today, and I’m tempted, but I’ll wait a bit longer.

  47. Birdman Tribe Leader says:

    What do people think about the indie love bundle? I’ve been wanting to play Machinarium for a while, but I’m pretty leery about all these others. Should I just hold out for a cheap Machinarium somewhere?

    Also, where is Time Gentlemen Please on sale?!

    • Blather Blob says:

      @Birdman: I bought it. It has the linux version of machinarium, which will be perfect for my laptop, and the other games are turning out to be great fun. Knowing that I only payed $2.50 for each of them helps, of course. If you’re concerned about the games in the pack, pretty much every game in the bundle has been featured on this site, favorably.

      If you’re concerned about the service, I wouldn’t be. You get an account on the cipher prime store, and it lets you download simple, stand-alone installers for each game you choose to keep for yourself (the alternative being sending any game to someone else as a gift). The installers seem to be as-provided by the developer, at least the machinarium installers are all bit-exact to the versions provided by the Amanita Design Store. Unlike the Amanita Design Store, this bundle lets you redownload any of the games at any time in the future.

      As to a cheap Machinarium sale, I’m sure it will come again but you just missed one. It was $5 straight from the developer last month, including the soundtrack. TGP (and Machinarium too, for that matter) will probably be on sale on Steam for the holiday sale this christmas if you can wait that long. I think it was $2.50 last year.

  48. stone says:

    From store:
    Our Site is intended for use by consumers resident in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, or New Zealand (“Serviced Countries”) and the products and services displayed on our Site are not available for purchase by individuals outside of the Serviced Countries. No orders for the delivery or supply of a Product or Service will be accepted from anyone not resident in a Serviced Country. Your credit card billing address must be in a Serviced Country and Products will only be delivered to that credit card billing address.

    Seems like Batman isn’t UK only.

  49. Jorum says:

    OK so I decide to get bloodmoney from Eidos (and TR Underworld while I’m there).

    After having downloaded the download manager I find that both of them fail to work
    Error message “we are having trouble downloading – please contact tech support”

    Hmm, I’ll try downloading the downloader files again.
    Eidos store clicking on my purchases nothing happens, or at best goes to a blank screen which address bar shows as a gif.
    So I try going to “trymedia” who apparently make the downloaders, except their website also just comes up with a gif. So looks like trymedia is broken? Can I get any bloody info as to what is going on? No.

    So I’m asking for refund on both. I note that both are limited installs anyway so screw them.

    Again, a potential customer is giving run around while pirate copy would be up and running by now.