The Humble Bundle tries their hand at curated weekly deals, starting with a collection of five very different PC indies.
Buy some horror games, support charity. Doesn't sound like a bad deal to me.
by Joseph Leray
A few weeks ago, Gaijin Games released a downloadable character pack for "Runner 2," the most recent entry in their brace of stylish rhythm games. The hook was that each character was the star of some popular indie game in his own right. In a slick bit of synergy, the "Good Friends Bundle" is a collection of all of those games.
From now until Monday morning, intrepid penny-pinchers can snag Gaijin's "Bit.Trip Presents … Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien"; Double Fine's "Psychonauts"; Team Meat's "Super Meat Boy"; Daisuke Amaya's "Cave Story+"; Amanita Design's "Machinarium"; and Valve's "Portal 2" for a cool $25. Buying each individually would run you upwards of $80.
Been on the fence about checking out Suda51's downloadable side-scroller "Black Knight Sword?" Starting tomorrow through April 23, Microsoft is discounting this theatrical, oddball hack and slash to 400 MS Points.
Through the end of April, Nintendo is sweetening the deal on the 3DSXL if you buy and register one along with a copy of either "Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon" or "Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity." Picking up one of those titles and registering the whole shebang with Club Nintendo will entitle you to a free download of one of five 3DS titles:
Plus, publisher Dark Horse is giving away "Mass Effect: Blasto: Eternity is Forever" as part of a one-day sale timed to coincide with the release of the Citadel expansion for "Mass Effect 3."
The sale's going on now and includes all of the current series sold either in bundles and $0.99 singles. Plus, you can get "The Art of Mass Effect Universe" for $12 as part of the promotion.
They're all available here, but you can find a full series breakdown after the jump.
A selection of new and old (mostly old) titles will be getting discounted daily through March 4 on Xbox LIVE, starting this Tuesday. According to a post on Major Nelson's blog, the discounts can run anywhere from 75-85% off, although based on the way it's phrased in his original post, I imagine some of the discounts will be lower.
Keep in mind, that's a discount off of the $59.99 price, meaning you might be getting "Assassin's Creed 2" for somewhere in the ballpark of $15 (assuming you haven't picked up a retail copy from one of the many, many sales since its release). Outside of "Borderlands 2," most of the titles are from two or more years ago, but if Xbox LIVE does a basement discount thing on some of these, it might be worth grabbing some recent-ish oldies.