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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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