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The RPS Bargain Bucket: Delicious & Shiny

The only thing that better than getting a new game to play is getting a new game to play and still having a pocket full of cash-money to spend on sweeties and maybe even a balloon. Here’s a bountiful selection of brilliant gaming experiences that can be had for not very much money, leaving the rest of your funds to spend on things far more frivolous than digital entertainment software. I curate a whole host of good value gaming deals across all platforms, around the clock, over at the internet website. You should totally hit it up. Here’s this week’s Bargain Bucket:

No Time To Explain – £2.45/€2.47/$3
Laser jetpack toting sidescroller with a time travelling paradoxical set up that will probably hurt your brain if you think about it too much. This is one of those games where you’ll probably die a lot, and then probably die some more, but once you’ve mastered the controls and the learnt levels, you’ll probably die slightly less often. They’re planning on doing the Steam Green Light thing when it launches, so keep an eye out for that if you’d like to see this on Steam.

R.U.S.E. – £4.99/€7.49/$7.49
Update: For you fancy European types, aparently this is cheap direct from Steam, at €6.69. Cheers Jan for the info.
Registers on Steam. Some bloke called Kieron said this in the RPS verdict.

The heart of the game for me is how it deals with the fog of war. You know – how it walks a line between various “levels” of knowledge. As in, you *can* see all the map. So you can plan. And you know when there’s a big army coming – just not what the army is. When you’re close up, you get perfect knowledge – meaning scouting is still important. However that opens up this whole delicious space for the ruses to operate in.

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Sniper Elite V2 – £9.60/€12.33/$14.99
Registers on Steam.
A sniping game about sniping dudes with your sniper rifle. Here’s the RPS verdict, where Jim opined the following:

I suppose the conclusion here needs to be that Sniper V2 is mostly solid as a linear shooter with co-op and multiplayer options, but that it does not fall far from a template that many of us are now tired of. If you want genuinely breathtaking sniper experiences, you’ll have to look elsewhere. I heard that Arma 2 game is good, especially with a few mods.

It got cheap rather quick, didn’t it? I suppose that is the way of things these days.

Worms & Alien Breeds for cheap
“Save up to 66% on Select Team17 PC Titles!” the email said to me. There’s no sign of Superfrog, so it’s just Alien Breed, Alien Breed & Alien Breed, and Worms, Worms & Worms. Here’s wot Jim thought of Alien Breed 3: Descent:

If Alien Breed 3 represents anything worth talking about, it’s the power that single ideas have exerted over video games for decades now: science fiction procedures that are almost second nature: Aliens as shorthand for grit in space. It was once the brooding alternative to shiny space opera, and now that seems redundant, too. Where now for the future of conflict among the stars?

Where now indeed.

Deal of the week
The Steam Summer Sale.
Yes, as you may have heard, the Steam Summer Sale is still a thing. If you’re quick you can pick up RPS favourites Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines, Bulletstorm, Morrowind and Oblivion for not very much money. There’s also DXHR, The Civilization games, and both of the Crysis (Cryses?) games. There’s only one full day left of the sale, so it’s a good idea to have a search through everything that’s reduced if you don’t want to miss anything. I wonder if the flash sales are going to be a regular thing, or something that’s just reserved for the Summer and Winter sales. What’s your haul from this year’s sale?

Also of note:
Kalypso promo at GOG.

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