If you frequently find yourself hankering for high-speed races, or for being strapped into a metal death trap hurtling towards oblivion, then the Humble Store’s racing sale might have something to sate you. It’s going on all week.
Spring has sprung and Humble have got deals, hun. Their big spring sale has launched with discounts on thousands of games and, for the next day-and-a-bit, free copies of Dungeons 2 for all. Y’know, Dungeons 2, that fantasy overlord strategy game which borrows heavily from Dungeon Keeper and which our Alec really quite liked. Beyond that, heck, it’s a big sale: thousands of games are cheaper than usual until Thursday the 25th of May. In the usual Humble way, some games come DRM-free, some offer Steam keys, and some have both options. Read the rest of this entry »
””””Wheely”””” great horseless carriage ’em up Dirt 3 is free for the next day-and-a-bit on the Humble Store as part of the virtuashop’s third birthday celebrations. A great many games are on sale too, as they always are somewhere these days. As the saying goes, “It’s always a sale somewhere. And it’s probably 5 o’clock there too, dear god please.” But if Humble are giving away Dirt 3 in party bags, what are you giving them as a birthday present? Read the rest of this entry »
“We’re cool for the summer,” sang Demi Lovato in a song that is definitely not about, as some scurrilous pop culture commentators would have you believe, smooching (or WORSE!). No, Demi is singing about paying full-price for video games. It’s cool for the summer but what then? What comes next? The answer is: the Humble Store End of Summer Sale. They’ve got over 3,000 games on sale and right now they won’t let you pay even a penny for Tropico 4 – the dictatorship-building sim is free (as a Steam key).
Though most download-a-game stores ran their “winter sales” around Christmas and New Year, it is very much still winter now. I spent half my weekend climbing up and falling down snowy hills ↑ and have the bruises to prove it. It’s now the time of the Humble Store to roll up snowmen, conceal gravel in snowballs, and stomp out giant snowdicks in the park, and they’re going for it. While Steam’s winter sale dropped daily deals and all that flashy nonsense (it was a success, they say), Humble are up for a spot of larking about.
That creaking sound you hear is your wallet tightening at the seams at the thought of another digital PC games sale. You should be used to it by now though, as there always seems to be a sale on somewhere. At the moment it’s The Humble Store’s turn. Its Spring Sale began only a couple of days ago and will run for two weeks, until Thursday May 21st.
You know the drill. Hefty deals, all changing daily, with some games up to 90% off. Which is basically free really, so it’d be rude not to.
Look, Humble. I’m concerned. You’re a decent, polite store and I dig what you do, yet I notice you’re following that ruffian GOG into seasonal anarchy. I know, I know, they seemed so pleasant but look where you both are now: ignoring the supreme power of the Sun and launching ‘Winter Sales’ even though the winter solstice isn’t for another ten days. Did you even think about how that makes the Sun feel? I don’t care how great your discounts are – and wow okay some are great – this is just plain rude.
It’s been a long game-summer. We’ve met loads of new games and formed new game-friendships that’ll surely last forever–I’ll call every weekend–but now it’s time to settle down for a long game-autumn, foraging for game-nuts to stash. Rather than be down about this, GOG and the Humble Store are seeing summer off with big sales. GOG are celebrating their sixth birthday, while Humble just want to party. Cram their game-berries into your cheeks and bury them to play over game-winter.
Well, this all feels a bit inevitable, doesn’t it? After oodles, kaboodles, and toaster strudels of bundles – not to mention “store” functionality utilized by many indie developers – Humble Bundle has finally launched a full-blown storefront, ala Steam or GOG. It’s not pay-what-you want, but ten percent of every sale goes straight to charity. Also, excellent deals are the order of the day, with the likes of Don’t Starve, Gunpoint, Natural Selection II, Prison Architect, Euro Truck Sim 2, and more undergoing ritualistic price tag severings in celebration.