While the annual Steam Summer Sale has become something of a holiday for thrifty PC gamers, it’s not the sole vector of crazy video game sales. Green Man Gaming has decided to enter the fight with its demonic 666 sale, and it isn’t afraid to bring out the big pitchforks.
Well this is tremendous. Former rainforest turned online retail behemoth Amazon has launched a dedicated Indie Games department, flogging digital copies of the likes of Mutant Mudds, Hotline Miami and, well, hundreds of other independent games, and putting a ton of them on sale to celebrate. There are also some rather tasty bundles. Amazon aren't taking a cut from sales of these collections - 100% of the money will go to the developers. The only apparent catch is that, like a lot of the digital content on the website, it's currently only available in the US. Boo!
There are some good deals to be found in GOG.com's 'Adventurers Assemble' sale, which combines ADVENTURE GAMES with 60% OFF to make a bunch of point-and-click titles cheaper for this weekend only. If you've been waiting for an opportunity to purchase the likes of Primordia, Resonance, Machinarium, the Blackwell series, tearjerker To The Moon, or island survival game Miasmata, then you've found it. The deal ends on Monday at 3:59AM GMT, so you only have... a number of hours left on the clock.
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The hurricane of savings that's swirled over PC gaming in the past few years has been tremendous. Deep discounts seem to pop up weekly on digital stores like Amazon, GOG.com, and Steam. But should the ubiquity of sales fundamentally change our buying habits?
In this Face Off debate, Logan argues that waiting for a sales gets you get a more refined product at a cheaper price. But Evan thinks that waiting too long denies you the best-possible experience, especially in multiplayer games.
If you're stumped for something to play this weekend, you might find some inspiration in this enormous weekend sale at GOG.com, which has lined up 26 of EA's goodest oldest games and shot 60% off their prices with the discount gun. If you're rolling in money, $62.14 will get you all the Ultimas, Wing Commanders, Populi (Populouses?) and Dungeon Keepers, plus loads more, or you can buy each game individually for $2.39, which should be about £1.49 in old money.
The PC's indie gaming scene is a wonderful thing, but there are so many bite-sized pieces of pure brilliance skittering about that it's near-impossible to keep track. Enter Steam. In its never-ending quest to win our hearts and devour our wallets (not the other way around, happily), Valve's storefront has bundled together a bunch of the best indie games on the block. Not only that, it's given them a whopping 80 percent discount.
Both bundles clock in at $9.99 a piece - one focusing on strategy games and the other on 2D, well, anything. This isn't just some bottom-of-the-barrel bargain bin deal, either. Among many others, the bundles include the likes of Bit.Trip Runner, World of Goo, Revenge of the Titans, and Sanctum. Basically, if you're looking to dive into indie gaming's deep waters but don't know where to start, look no further. Now then, go! The deal only lasts until September 22, at which point the games will turn back into pumpkins. Or, you know, get their normal price tags back. One of those.