Steel Storm: Burning Retribution

Steam grows hungry for wallets, introduces Week Long Deals

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It seems the daily deals, weekend bargains and bi-annual sale armageddons weren't enough. Steam has now introduced new Week Long Deals. If you haven't guessed from the name, they're a selection of discounted games (or "deals") that last for seven days (or "a week").

Listen, Steam: can we just skip to the end? To the inevitable future hell of rolling, hour-long sales that force diligent deal-hunters to quit their jobs and dedicate their life to continuously scouring your catalogue in the hopes of nabbing a 50 pence discount on an unnecessary costume pack for Sleeping Dogs.


Indie Gala Bundle IV goes lIVe

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Although we think pay-what-you-want indie bundles are great for charities and skint gamers, we can't help but wonder if the supply of games is rapidly diminishing. The Indie Gala Bundle IV includes some OK-ish games such as Steel Storm: Burning Retribution (65% according to us), A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda (79%) and Altitude (79%) alongside ageing but-apparently-OKish games like Alien Shooter and 2002's Disciples II.

Disciples II is only available if you pay more than the average, which is currently sitting at £3.29. Pay this much and you'll also get decent indie 'shmups Altitude and Really Big Sky thrown in, as well as Alien Shooter 2, Wake (not as in Alan), Lunnye Devitsy and one more mystery title. A little bit of your money will go to the Child's Play and Save the Children charities, too, although you can choose how much goes to each. Which is great if you hate the thought of helping poor children. It's a whopping nine games for a minimum of 36p each, but it still begs the question: where are they going to get the next nine games from?


Humble Indie Bundle passes $1,000,000 in sales, adds new game

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The Humble Indie Bundle is a remarkable success story, since the third version of the pay-what-you-want scheme began last week it's already taken more than $1,000,000 in sales.

The money is split between developers, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Child's Play and the cost of maintaining the bundle itself, with purchasers getting to determine how much goes to each. Now they've added a sixth game to the bundle: top down shooter Steel Storm: Burning Retribution, and made the introductory video you see above.

The Humble Indie Bundle already contains Crayon Physics Deluxe, Cogs, VVVVVV, Hammerfight and And Yet it Moves, plus free access to Minecraft until August 14th. If you've already bought the bundle, you'll still get the extra game - you'll find it on the Humble Indie Bundle website. Those who have the bundle on Steam will see Steel Storm: Burning Retribution automatically added to their library. If you haven't bought it yet, you have seven days left before the offer ends.