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The RPS Bargain Bucket: Bad Jokes Hills

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This has been a long, strange week for me. On the bright side, it’s the weekend and I might finally get the opportunity to watch the Lego Movie before it sneaks out of the theatres. Also, I made a burger with kim chi and sweet chilli cream cheese. I’m not sure if I recommend it. While I try to discreetly nibble on my Pan-Asian disaster(?), why not check out some pretty neat games for some low prices? Do it now, before Bucket Head gets you. (The inside of this bucket smells old soapy water.)

The Humble Indie Bundle 11
Beat the $4.54/£2.73/€3.30 average to unlock a horde of stuff.
I really like this particular indie bundle but that’s not saying terribly much. Any package that includes Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine generally engineers slightly giddy approval from me. It helps, of course, that this Humble Indie Bundle ships with a mess of other great games as well. Gaucamelee? Great fun, and pitch-perfect use of goats. Dust: An Elysian Tail? Surprisingly absorbing. Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams? Never played it, but I heard it’s great. The Swapper? Moody, menacing and a mental exercise. Antichamber? It’d make your brain hurt. In excellent ways.

Go get ’em, people.

Rockstar Bundle
$20.38/£14.60/€19.53
I can’t shake the feeling that Rockstar Bundles keep popping up every other week. It could just be my imagination. Is it my imagination? My caffeine-deficit mind can’t decide. Either way, this Rockstar Bundle includes a variety of varyingly excellent games: Bully Scholarship, Max Payne, Max Payne 2, Max Payne 3, the Max Payne Rockstar Pass and the LA Noire Complete. Also included: Midnight Club 2 and Manhunt. I’m eyeballing those two with some amount of suspicion. What do you think of those games, RPS Hive Mind? (20% Discount code for when you spend $10 or more is potentially valid here too: OQE4LG-WEQPSE-SMCME1)

Get Games: Get Loaded
$30/£18.02/€21.83 for 5
So, this is is one of those “build your own bundle” deals and it actually looks kind of neat. There’s Far Cry 3, a handful of Assassin’s Creed games and the eerie, flawed I Am Alive. If you’re less keen on the “pew pew” and more inclined towards everything else, you might be happy to note that this bundle includes stuff like Rayman Origins, The Settlers 7 and From Dust. Pricing is broken down into three tiers: 3 games for $23, 4 games for $28 and 5 games for $30. Is it worth it? Maybe. Ubisoft discounts are all the rage this weekend. Steam, for example, has a load of Ubisoft titles for sale.

P.S: It appears as though this offer is not available in the United States or America or Canada. Maybe? Be prepared to get crafty, Yanks.

Metro 2033
$4.14/£2.49/€3.02

I have to stop purchasing games that scare me so much, I never actually finish them. Metro 2033 is a post-apocalyptic shooter crammed into a subterranean world of death, dark corners and more death. Have I mentioned the dark corners? Because those abound. Metro 2033 isn’t without its flaws; the game keeps on a straight road and the A.I is rather fiddly. Nonetheless, the sense of atmosphere is rather excellent and the world, for all its inadequacies, is one that invites curiosity. This recommendation has absolutely nothing to do with the fact I’d like some other people to be freaked out too, I swear. Ahem.

Also of note:

The Humble Weekly Sale – Pay more than $6/£3.60/€4.37 to get at the cool stuff.
This is a bit of a funny one. To be blunt, I’m not a fan of any of the games in the “pay what you want” category. But the stuff barricaded behind that $6 sign? I like ’em. I like ’em quite a bit, in fact. The Book of Unwritten Tales franchise is something I well love. And Deponia isn’t too shabby either. Even considering the political fiasco of the last installment. Anyway.

Kingdoms of Amalur + DlC Bundle – $9.99/£6.00/€7.27
Editorial overlord John Walker had a number of good things to say about Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. Read ’em and decide if you want to capitalize on that 75% sales.

The NSFW Work Bundle – Beat the $11.82/£7.10/€8.60 average for a a variety of stuff No, really. This really isn’t safe for work. Words like “Vampire Hookers” and “Seduce Me” abound. Created to help promote “healthy sexual knowledge, education and public health”, the bundle features everything from graphic novels to Japanese eroge. Proceed with caution.

Reboot 1.0 – $2.40/£1.44/€ 1.74 For the gamer who wants it all. Bundle Stars’ Reboot 1.0 collection covers an eclectic panoply of titles, including Spacechem and Dino D-Say.

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