Gaming News and Notes from 4-13-11

There's a few good deals going on at Steam currently. They are doing 2K sales with Mafia 1 being 75% off on Monday, and the excellent Bioshock games 75% off on Tuesday. They'll be doing the same today and tomorrow.

In addition to that, Steam is offering up a collection of games called The Potato Sack. Not really sure how long it will be up for - it's been about a week and a half now, but there's quite a long list of games for $38.72:

1...2...3 Kick It!
AaAaAaaAa - A reckless disregard for gravity
Amnesia: The Dark Descent (this one has gotten very good reviews and normally lists for $20 alone)
Bit.Trip Beat
Defense Grid: The Awakening
Killing Floor (got a 7.5 on IGN and normally sells for $20)
Super Meat Boy (again, a review sensation that normally goes for $15)
The Ball
The Wonderful End of the World
Toki Tori

I did grab this, maily for the 3 games I made special notes of, but there were others of interest to me as well - but I had been eying all 3 for awhile now, so I decided to pick it up. Slew of reviews, even if smaller ones, forthcoming soon. :)

Speaking of PC game discounts, there was the Humble Bumble releases last year - taking a slew of indie games (including some excellently scored ones like Braid) and packaging them together for a price that you yourself name. The proceeds largely go to charity (or completely - they have cool customization on your purchase package). This one's not nearly as impressive as the one from last winter I missed out on, but you can pick up Trine, Shadowgrounds, Shadowgrounds: survivors, a pre-order for Splot and prototype/dev kit for Jack Claw. Seriously, a buddy picked these up for $1. Of course, the proceeds go to charity, so you probably want to chip in more than that. Seriously, cheap games, good cause, check it out.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D's Release Date Revealed to be Sunday, June 19, 2011 in America.

And this last bit isn't news, it just gave me a grin and should tip you off as to what my weekend reviews will be:



  1. One day, I will setup a Steam account.
    I should probably upgrade my graphics card first, as that would greatly help the quality of games when I play them I'm a new video card would help with my video editing probably.

    The TokiTori game, do you know if it's the old NES one or the new WiiWare one?

  2. The TokiTori game looks like it's the most recent WiiWare title...I thought if I clicked the link I would have to login, but I didn't.

    Also, as for that video, I'm guessing the weekend review will be something like...oh, Halo or Killzone...*checks to see if coffee was switched!

  3. @coffee - yeah, I'm pretty sure it's based on the Wiiware game. I've noticed several Wiiware games making their way onto Steam lately. The humble bundle can be used to link up your games to steam, but it's not required - they're DRM free which is cool for me since I have like 4 cpus - I can put a couple of the games on the one my kids play even.

    The graphics card would be a huge boon. My wife got me this cpu for christmas, and it was really solid, just lacked a dedicated video card, but I picked up a 1 gig NVidia one on sale for like $45 bucks on New Egg I believe at the time and it handles things pretty well.

    Most of the PC games I pick up on Steam are of the slightly older and heavily discounted variety - I usually don't buy it unless it's at least 75% off. They had ridiculous christmas deals last year, and that's where I got most of my PC game collection.

    And you totally figured out my weekend review. I would definitely crack under the pressure of interrogation... :)


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