As once described in an XKCD comic, humanity has no innate sense of what makes something majestic or grandiose. It just has one sense of relativity, a single scale, from which it derives value highly variably. Gaming challenges this scale constantly, endlessly shifting the value of a game due to just how many sales are available and omnipresent.
Starting us off this week is Bundle Stars, who’ve added four bundles to their line-up as compared to last week, bringing the topic up to 14 available bundles. The new bundles, all single-game centric with DLC included, are the Victoria bundle for $4.99, the Hearts of Iron III bundle for $4.99, the F1 Race Stars bundle for $4.99, and the Ship Simulator Extremes bundle for $3.49.
For those interested in retro-inspired gaming, they’re also hosting a 75% off sale on the recent remake of Gauntlet through their store page.
For a few hours more, Indie Gala is still hosting their Neon Dragon bundle from the past two weeks, for $6.19, as well as the new Hump Day bundle for at least $3.99 for the full set. Running a little bit longer is the Big Time bundle from last week for a few days, at $4.89.
GOG’s staff pick this week is a look into classic first-person-shooters, labeled FPS Finest, which includes Unreal Tournament 2004 for $2.99 and Duke Nukem 3D for $1.79.
In the Cyberpunk Sale, a few of the highlights include Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut for $3.99, System Shock 2 for $2.49, Mirror’s Edge for $4.99, Transistor for $6.79, and a number of other excellent games trenched in the cyberpunk setting. Although, admittedly, they missed an opportunity by excluding the Shadowrun PC games.
Indie Game Stand
Closing the PC side up this week is Indie Game Stand, with Earthtongue in the pay-what-you-want category.
Although Microsoft has no major changes from last week’s deal round-up, they’ve added Grand Theft Auto V to their Deals With Gold special this week, for as little as $25.19 on the Xbox 360.
In addition to the Mario vs Donkey Kong Tipping Stars cross-buy deal as explained in the last few weeks, this week is also rocking a WayForward 25 Anniversary sale, which includes Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse for $15.99, and $1.49 each for the Mighty Switch Force games. A full list of all games on sale, as always, can be found on their Offers page.
Spring Fever Week 3 is live, promoting Jamestown+ on discount for PSPlus members, as well as a wide range of discounts on the Assassin’s Creed series, including the previously Vita-exclusive Assassin’s Creed III Liberation for $13.50. As always, a full list of deals can be found on their Deals page.
That’s it for this week. As always, any comments, concerns, questions, or suggestions are endlessly welcome in the comments below.