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The RPS Bargain Bucket: Limited Activation

Something for everyone in this week’s bucket I think. For two of the selections you don’t even need to pay a thing. Magic, free games! The others are all very cheap too, although sadly for one of them something other than price gets in the way. If one bucket a week isn’t enough to satisfy your hunger for bargains, you can always find cheap games of all kinds on Here’s this weeks selection:The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena – £3.75/€5/$5
When Jim told us wot he thought of this, he gave Atari the benefit of the doubt regarding their “batshit DRM”, predicting that it would just be a temporary nuisance. Instead, it looks like the limited monthly activations is here to stay. Even at this price, I know this will turn some people off. It’s a shame, because I think the game is rather good. [ALL DRM WILL EVENTUALLY FALL, COME THE REVOLUTION – Jim.]

Gain Ground – Free
Back before computers were invented, we had these video toys that you plugged into the telly box, and got bright colours out of them when you pressed the buttons. One such video toy was the SEGA Mega Drive. This was a game for the SEGA Mega Drive that I did not play. It is a ROM packaged up into a virtual emulator that tricks a computer into performing the functions of the SEGA Mega Drive video toy. It is totally free.
Enter coupon “GIVE-SEGA-GAGR-QBL32″.
On Sunday it changes to “GIVE-SEGA-GAGR-JS8VR”.

10% off at Impulse
If you chose to take part in the Stardock survey, they will tell you that the coupon “SURVEY2010” will get you 10% off any purchase at Impulse. Now, I may have already told you, so you don’t actually need to take part in the survey, but still do anyway, I’m sure you have some useful feedback for them. You might want to take a look at the weekend buys and the sale section. Coupon expires on the 11th of February.

Majesty 2 – £3.74/€4.99/$4.99
I’m not really sure what to say about Majesty 2, largely because I’ve not played it. Luckily, I know a man who has. Alec says that it’s pleasant enough, but needs to try harder. He’s not played the two expansions Kingmaker and Battles of Ardania, which are also on sale. You can find his WIT at the end of this hyperlink.

Deal of the week
Naked War – Free
Back in 2008, a man called Kieron spread the word that a game called Naked War was now free, with subscriber options. Now, in 2011, I’m telling you that the same game is now free, and the stuff that used to be for subscribers is free to everyone. Anyone can now start games without having to pay any money, isn’t that lovely? There’s a quick play guide to get you started here. You should organise some games in the forums or something.

Also of note:
Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People – £10.99/€13.99/$14.99

Remember to visit SavyGamer for obscenely cheap games all the time.

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