Blink over to GamersGate and you'll find a selection of Bethesda published and developed games, their prices magicked in half for this weekend by Baargan'an, Daedric lord of cheap stuff. From there you can... er... damn. I was going to crudely shoehorn in a Rage reference, but I can remember almost nothing about that game. Oh, it had John Goodman in it. Maybe there's something there?
Whenever I think a game couldn't get any weirder, Pathologic always reminds me that a stranger adventure awaits. It's the kind of game that doesn't budge from your mind after you experience its philosophical challenges and exquisitely unnerving atmosphere, an uneasiness unexpectedly helped along by an obtuse English translation and cryptic language. If you're seeking a horror game of a more disturbing nature instead of jumpscare chains, GOG's newest $10 addition is for you.
The IndieFort Bundle over at GamersGate is a buffet of indie games with multiple package tiers to satisfy big and small appetites. Purchasers can select any combination of three, six, or nine purchases from a list of 24 charmingly-titled games, such as Zombie Football Carnage, Devil Whiskey, and Tiny and Big: Grandpa's Leftovers.
Today is the vaguely sinister-sounding Black Friday, which actually began on Monday (according to Amazon) and ends on Sunday (according to HMV). Next year, Black Friday is set to last a whole year. Although we were hugely excited about the prospect of getting some cheap PC games and kit from amazon.co.uk, for the most part it’s been fairly disappointing.
In the US, titles like Battlefield 3, Crysis 2, Metro 2033 and Starcraft II have all been heavily discounted. In the UK the deals have been limited to games like Assassin’s Creed and Saints Row 3 - but only on consoles. Hardware has been similarly disappointing, with overpriced Logitech webcams and mice being reduced so they're priced normally.
Recently, at E3, we got the chance to catch up with the CEO of Paradox Interactive, Fredrik Wester to discuss the company's recent success with Magicka, Mount and Blade and King Arthur. Wester revealed that 90% of Paradox' revenue is now made through digital distribution sales. He describes the company's lack of reliance on retail as "a release," saying that store chains have "not been good for the creative part of the industry."
As reported by RPS yesterday, and highlighted in the trailer, Gamersgate are launching an Ads-driven gaming service that'll let you download and play games free of charge. The only catch is that you're forced to watch/ignore an advert each time you load one up.
The holidays are almost here, which means even more time to get stuck into some new games. Win today's prize of of a pile of Paradox games from GamersGate and you certainly won't be short of things to play. Whether you'd rather carve out your own kingdom using brute force in Mount and Blade, or plot your way to victory against the mean Faeries of ye olde Brittania in King Arthur, there's something for you in the Paradox pack. Read on for details of how to win.