The day has arrived! Grab a seat and steady your heart because I’m announcing the winner of our competition #4 for the $150 Amazon eGiftcard. Are you ready? Okay! I’m pleased to announce the winner is Ephraim L. (@bagelburrito), who follows us on Twitter! WOW! You will receive an email from us all about it, so keep a lookout. Congratulations!
If you didn’t win, then dry your eyes quickly because Saljack is running another one! Look out for the details about it next week. “May the odds be forever in your favor.”
Anywho, let’s get to the game deals! It’s the middle of January which means absolutely nothing, but I figure you should know. Okay, it does mean Zombi and Army of Two will soon be free for Xbox Gold. Soon, as in January 16th. Also, Tomb Raider: Underworld will no longer be offered free for Xbox Gold after the fifteenth. Don’t miss out on that deal if you’re interested in it!
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Alright, let me get to the meat of the deals this week–computer games. Yeah, not a lot of console deals this week because PlayStation just ended their big winter sale–boo–and Xbox has nothing significant going on. However, they should make a big sale because none of us would complain.
For Steam, you can now get the award-winning game series Life is Strange. Check out the sale here. Life is Strange: The Complete Saga is 75% off, costing a measly $5 until January 15th. This includes chapters one through five. You can also get Life is Strange: Before the Storm Deluxe Edition for 36% off, costing $17.37. That bundle includes the DLC deluxe upgrade. If you are not familiar with this series, it may be time to familiarize yourself with it. It is a graphic adventure game all about the cool Butterfly Effect surrounding time travel. For this game, that means changing the impending fate of the entire town’s destruction.
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Why do I think you should familiarize yourself with this series? Well, it won a freaking BAFTA for its storytelling, along with several other awards. It’s a top-rated series with high ratings. Lastly, the developers who made it–Dontnod Entertainment–have a super sweet vampire game coming out this year that I guarantee you I’m playing. (It’s called Vampyr, for those interested).
What else does Steam have on sale this weekend? Undertale, for 50% off. For $5 you can get this cute role-playing game that has a 10/10 rating on Steam. This game provides gameplay that removes murder from the equation. You can choose to pacify or subdue enemies while playing a child caught in an underground world. This game was even nominated for Game of the Year. If you like obsessing over cute games with simple graphics, this is right up your alley.
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Does anyone like Twitch? Well, if you sign up for Twitch Prime sometimes between now and January 17th, then you will get Tales of the Borderlands completely free. Sweet! This game is not part of the main Borderlands series, but instead based upon the world and considered a spin-off. It is a point-and-click graphic adventure comedy that has received very positive reviews across the board–including a magnificent 10/10 on Steam.
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An important detail to know about this Twitch deal is that you will need to download the Twitch desktop app to get the game.
Now, the Humble Store is running their Winter Sale until January 25th 10AM PT. They claim it’s “BIG SAVINGS ON THOUSANDS OF GAMES.” Seems they are telling the truth from the look of it. Check out the sale’s homepage here. What I like about Humble’s winter sale is the organization! You can search for deals by publishers, indie games, genres, under $10, and most featured. Hallelujah, because it’s hard to go through thousands of games on sale.
Some highlights of this sale are Grand Theft Auto 5 at 50% off, Destiny 2 is 35% off, Fallout 4 is 50% off, Broken Age is 75% off…and much more. Those are just some off the popular list. There is every type of game on sale for this, so it’s definitely worth a look-see if you are looking to see some new games in your library.
Another thing you might be interested in knowing regarding Humble is that this month’s monthly bundle deal means you get the newest Civilization. For $12 you get Civilization 6 with two DLC packs. I’m a huge fan of the Civilization series so of course, this caught my eye. Though, I already have this game myself. Have to say, I think I like the previous Civilization (Civ 5) better. Haha! Though Civilization 6 is definitely a great game still if a real-time strategy or 4x (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit and eXterminate) game is something you enjoy.
Also, this isn’t the only game you’ll get for that $12. They give you more games throughout the month. I think you usually get about nine games, but it fluctuates. You will get a good deal no matter what. How good of a deal just depends on how much you’ll actually play the games. If Civilization isn’t your cup of tea, then you might want to wait to see what next month has to offer.
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