Weekly Gaming Deals: April 8, 2015

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Following the Easter weekend, one of the hardest things to do is to motivate oneself to get down to doing the spring cleaning after so much candy and family. If giving yourself a distraction is your way of coping with procrastination, this week has no shortage of deals to take your mind from the work of housecleaning.

Steam

Steam’s Midweek Madness this week is just two games, Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 for $14.99, and South Park: The Stick of Truth for $13.59.

gog.com

gog.com’s Staff Picks this week are listed as the Supreme Sound picks.

  • Bastion  ($5.99)
  • Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition ($5.99)
  • Super Hexagon ($1.49)
  • VVVVVV ($1.99)
  • Total Overdose: A Gunslinger’s Tale in Mexico ($1.99)
  • Torchlight ($3.74)

Torchlight, Bastion, VVVVVV, and Super Hexagon are all incredibly easy picks from this list, and well worth even twice the asking cost.

In addition to the Staff Picks this week, gog.com is also offering sales on various The Witcher series titles, including the relatively recent The Witcher Adventure Game ($5.99), The Witcher ($1.99), and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition ($3.99). With The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt set up for release in just over a month, if you’re not up-to-speed with CD Projekt RED’s excellent RPG adventure, now could be the perfect time to catch up.

Still not convinced? Well, maybe the stunning first fifteen minutes of gameplay will change your mind.

IndieGameStand

Indie Game Stand is offering Skyward Collapse: Complete Edition for their Pay-What-You-Want offer this week, a turn-based strategy game where the player controls a God trying to maintain balance between all factions, rather than controlling a single faction.

Bundle Stars

Bundle Stars‘ loadout this week is typically extensive, including a Mortal Kombat-centered bundle leading the charge in anticipation of Mortal Kombat X‘s upcoming release.

Bundle Stars tends to lean a littler heavier on familiar and popular indie games, though their selection of games is quite good for basement prices and selection. Given the titles on display in the All Stars bundle, $2.99 is incredibly low. I’ve spoken about the F.E.A.R. bundle before as well, and anyone with an enjoyment of first person shooters owes themselves to play at least one of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games.

Indie Gala

Indie Gala has introduced a new bundle this week, the Hump Day Bundle. In addition, they also have typical Monday and Friday bundles, and the familiar Big Time and Spring Rush bundles from the past few weeks.

  • Hump Day bundle ($2.89 for 12 games.) which includes an indie favorite of mine, Home.
  • Monday bundle ($2.99 for 7 games.) this week shows a wide variety of somber, dark, high-contrast aesthetics.
  • Friday bundle ($3.99 for 12 games.) same as last week’s, still including the beautiful co-op ibb&obb.
  • Big Time bundle ($4.89 for 8 games.), primarily racing and strategy games.
  • Spring Rush bundle ($6.11 for 9 games.), still including Surgeon Simulator 2013.

The Friday bundle is still a good deal, even up an extra dollar from last week. $3.99 is still a good deal for ibb&obb by itself, and fans of ibb&obb will find a lot to love in Nihilumbra as well. Additionally, the Hump Day bundle has a favorable setup, though the standouts there would probably be Velvet Assassin and Home.

Humble Bundle

This week’s Humble Bundle is still the Humble Indie Bundle 14, although it picked up three new titles for the “Beat the Average” price, with an average of $6.10 at time of writing.

  • Pixel Piracy
  • UnEpic
  • Super Splatters
  • Outlast (Above the average)
  • Torchlight II (Above the average)
  • La-Mulana (Above the average)
  • 140 (Above the average)
  • MirrorMoon EP (Above the average)
  • Contraption Maker (Above the average)
  • Shadow Warrior Special Edition ($10 or higher)

Weekly bundle remains the same for a few more hours, being the ARGGGHHH!! (These games are hard) bundle, at an average of $4.09 at time of writing.

  • Cook, Serve, Delicious
  • QP Shooting – Dangerous!!
  • Velocibox
  • Woah Dave! (Above the average)
  • Tales of Maj’Eyal (Above the average)
  • Wings of Vi ($8 or higher)

There is also a Mobile bundle this week, with an average of $4.33 at time of writing.

  • Bounden
  • Auro
  • Avernum: Escape from the Pit
  • 80 Days (Above the average)
  • Kingdom Rush Origins (Above the average)
  • Riddick: The Merc Files (Above the average)

Humble Bundle’s showing are, as always, excellent. Although adding Contraption Maker to the Indie Bundle 14 was a surprise. As with last week, Torchlight II is an easy choice. The Mobile bundle seems to be entirely composed of unknowns or near unknowns, so it’s an interesting bundle to buy into and explore.

Xbox Live

Microsoft has begun their Spring Sale, offering many games on sale for Xbox One and Xbox 360, the same DLC sale for Project SPARK as last week, and a new Deals with Gold sales.

Some of the standouts for the Spring Sale, for Xbox One, include Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris with Season Pass for $14.50 ($11.60 with Gold), and Season Passes for games like Shadow of Mordor, Far Cry 4, and The Crew. The 360 has a few better choices, including Rayman Origins for $5.99 ($4.94 with Gold) and Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition for $7.99 ($5.99 with Gold).

PlayStation Store

Moving onto Week 6 of the Spring Fever on PSN. This week’s featured franchise is Dragon Age, which offers Dragon Age: Origins for $11.99, Dragon Age II for $11.99, and Dragon Age: Inquisition for $41.99.

Nintendo Network

As has been standard the past few weeks, Nintendo is still offering cross-buy for Mario vs Donkey Kong Tipping Stars between WiiU and 3DS, as well as a random cadre of games on sale. The full list can be found on Nintendo’s Offers page.

That’s it for this week. All comments welcomed and encouraged, including pointing us to any interesting deals we may have missed.

Taylor Hidalgo

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Taylor is a freelance writer, recreational reader, and enthusiastic conversationalist. He can be frequently found rambling on Twitter, writing on his blog, or playing too many shooters on Steam.
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