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The RPS Bargain Bucket: Hooked Up

Bit of a rubbish week this week, sorry about that. Still, in a few weeks time you’ll be wishing for some respite from the constant wave after wave of gaming discounts flying in your face from all angles. The Steam Thanksgiving sale should start next week, which was pretty epic last year, and after that it’s going to be Christmas sales all round. For your constantly updated guide cheap games, head to SavyGamer.co.uk.

BioShock 2 – £7.49/€9.99/$9.99/920 MS Points
The phenomenal relaunch of MSGFWLGOD continues it’s run of success with this 10 month old game being discounted to slightly cheaper than it has ever been anywhere else. Stop the presses. I seem to recall that Bioshock 2 uses SecuROM DRM, but can’t find any mention of what DRM any games from MSGFWLGOD include, there is just a generic DRM statement for all games. Honestly, to convince me that MS have any real interested in pushing the PC platform forwards, I’d have needed to see a much bigger commitment than this. Considering that Microsoft haven’t published a PC game since they have had DirectX 10, and by extention Vista to push, but in the same time they have paid dozens upon dozens of developers to not make PC games, this feeble effort seems token at best. If you’re quick, you can also get Bioshock the first for £1.49/€1.99/$1.99/180 MS points (today only).

And Yet It Moves – Pay What You Want (or is it?)
Recently launched indie centric digital distributor “Yawma” were having a pay what you want sale for And Yet It Moves, even letting you set the price at zero if you wanted to be super penny pinching. Seemingly the bump in traffic caused a server meltdown, and the web site has been down since I checked last night. They’re giving updates over twitter, and saying that if you want to get the game, you can try emailing them at “games@yawma.net”, and they should be able to “get you hooked up”, which presumably means give you a copy of the game for what you want.
Update: They have said that they’ll be back up later today, and have extended the PWYW sale. Check the homepage and twitter for updates.

Ubisoft bundle – £53.07/€61.98/$84.83
Just what I’ve been waiting for, a bundle on these exact 17 games. Wait, that’s not true at all! I’m not sure exactly who GOG is aiming at with these mega bundles of 10+ games. It seems to me that some kind of scaling discount would make more sense, since I would have thought very few people would actually want every single game. At current pricing, buying 13 games costs more than getting all 17. Still, it’s not a bad bundle, from the days when Ubisoft didn’t mind you playing your games without having a constant connection from your pc to their MEGASERVERS. Simpler times. The selection includes:
Beyond Good and Evil
Chessmaster 9000
Driver: Parallel Lines
Far Cry
Heritage of Kings: The Settlers
Heroes of Might and Magic
Heroes of Might and Magic 2: Gold Edition
Heroes of Might and Magic 3: Complete Edition
IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946
Might and Magic 6-PACK: Limited Edition
Panzer General 2
Panzer General 3D Assault
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Settlers 2: Gold Edition
Silent Hunter 2
Ghost Recon
Rainbow Six
And each game can also be had individually for £4.37/€5.11/$6.99. Get Games also have BG&E for just £2/2/$4, but I gather that GOG has applied fixes to make it play nice with modern systems.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadows of Chernobyl & Call of Pripyat – £6.25/€7.30/$9.99
The same pair and price that has been offer elsewhere previously, but it was such a good deal that it’s worth posting again. Here you get what are generally considered to be the best two stalker titles in one cheap bundle. We’ve already established that Jim loves the stalker games lots and lots, and you can find a bunch of text that confirms that here, and I certainly enjoyed what I’ve played of Shadows of Chernobyl, but am yet to dip my toe into Pripyat.

Deal of the week
Grand Theft Auto IV [Complete Edition] – £6.25/€7.30/$9.99
This is the mega open city shooting driving cut scene game, plus both chapters of DLC, for a very reasonable price. It’s actually cheaper to buy this than the DLC on its own has ever been, so if you already have the base game, but are eager to try out the extra downloadable episodes, then this is still worth your attention. Watch out for the massive download size though, it’s roughly 16Gb to download. This deal is available right now, but ends at some point in the next 24 hours, so be quick.

Also of note:
Sword of the Stars: Complete Collection – £12.49/€14.58/$14.99
Sniper: Ghost Warrior – £14.99/€14.99/$14.99

Remember to click on SavyGamer.co.uk and look at all the lovely cheap games.

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