It is no secret that I profess a great love for Gog.com. This DRM-free digital distribution store sells great classic games for $10 and below. And I mean the fundamentally super-awesome games such as Beyond Good & Evil, Psychonauts and the Fallout series. These games have forever been in the hearts and minds of gamers old enough to have played them when they were released, and they relish this opportunity to play them again, DRM-free. (I cannot stress how great that last part is).
So when Gog.com puts on its sale of over 100 classic games with the tag of save up to 40%” on our games catalog, it is no surprise that I would jump right on top of it and in that process, tag my readers along. This sale has only 10 days to go, so do jump right at it!
Here are a few of the better games that I can recommend, apart from the games already mentioned in the previous post.
Psychonauts: One of the few games that got almost everything perfect, this game is a treat for all those who enjoy gaming at its best. As Raz, a young cadet in the psychic summer school you travel through beautiful surrounds to foil an evil kidnapper who steals the minds of young psychics. If that one-line description did not make you as excited as a little kid, I do not know what will! For $7.49 this one is a steal!
Fallout 1 & 2: The legendary starting series of the post-apocalyptic wasteland survivor’s tale, these are probably the best RPG games not set in a fantasy world of elves and fairies. For $3.89 each, this is a must for any RPG gamer.
Earth 2150 Trilogy: An RTS gem without parallel, battle for survival or domination over land, sea and air with research and customization adding depth and wonder to your fighting. This one can be yours for $3.89!
Do let me know how much you have spent in the Gog.com sale in the comments!
While the pun in the title was semi-intended, the fact that this post could be a source of the drain on your wallet is highly intended! Valve corporation’s Steam digital distribution store has begun its holiday sale in earnest. From whole catalogues availing a general discount to everyday sales that you might be familiar with if you have ever shopped in the other digital distribution stores.
A few suggestions are:
Mirror’s Edge: ($4.99 for only four more hours!) A new kind of game where agility and speed must counter guns and aggression. As a Runner of a dystopia where information is monitored rigidly, you must run across the city dodging enemy bullets and more in your quest to deliver a message. At 75% off, this game is a steal.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl: ($1.99 for only four more hours!) A complex mesh of RPG, FPS and survival-horror elements, this dark and brooding game from the Ukrainian developer GSC Game World comes at 90% off. A quick look at a review will tell you just why this game is worth every one of those two dollars!
The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director’s Cut: ($13.59 till January 3rd!) This is one of my favorite RPG games of all time from a beautiful story to gorgeous graphics to a shocking and deeply-influencing finale, this game had it all. Although I would advice anyone to go for a boxed edition ($39.99, I believe) because this is one of those games that must be owned, the digital distribution deal is not bad at all. Buy it, everyone you will not regret it!
Braid: ($2.49 for only four more hours!) Platforming action taken to a whole new level. Add emotive and wonderfully suited music and an emotionally jarring ending and you have one of the best indie games of the year. Trust me on this one and go buy it!
Tap Tap Revenge is one of the most famous apps for the iPhone. For a limited time you can download Tap Tap Revenge 3 free for iPhone and iPod Touch.
Tap Tap Revenge 3 includes free music tracks from No Doubt, Hyper Crush, Florence, Five Finger, Metallica, Dashboard Confessional, AFI, LMFAO, Stroke 9 and many more. You can always download additional tracks from their store.
Tap Tap Revenge 3 is even more fun when you play online. Online play now features weapons and shields that let you crush your competition, or just throw them off their game. Integrated chat, rich profiles, avatars, the ability to send messages to people you meet in the game make the game more social.
Have fun and enjoy playing a really addictive game this Christmas.
Download Tap Tap Revenge 3 Free [iTunes link]
Amazon has free holiday movies and television shows available for a limited time on their video on demand service. You can watch some classic movies and television shows free online using the Amazon web player.
Classic movies include Scrooge, Laurel & Hardy: March of the Wooden Soldiers and Plan 9 from Outer Space. There are also several other free episodes of Highlander, Christmas specials and Bravo shows.
So head over to Amazon and watch those movies if you have time, they are legal and free. If you are looking to buy some movies, use the coupon code "AVODGIFT" to get a $4 credit for free, which you can then use to rent videos on Amazon.
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Remember Lara Croft? Who does not. Right? Well, if you are a fan of the Tomb Raider series featuring Angelina Jolie, you might very well like the game too. Though it’s a bit old, $10 is always a steal for a game.
Amazon is selling Tomb Raider: Underworld for Play Station 3 (PS3) for $9.78 and for PC at $9.75, that is well over a 50% discount on the game.
Tomb Raider: Underworld by Eidos resumes where Tomb Raider: Legend left off. This installment introduces a new, interactive playing environment that gives players a chance to immerse themselves more fully into the game. Players once again take the role of Lara Croft as she explores such wide-ranging places as the Arctic, Mexico, and beneath the Mediterranean Sea.
Buy Tomb Raider: Underworld
Nokia N97 is available for $492 on Amazon, after a price cut of $157 and an instant rebate of $50, this is the cheapest deal we found around for a Nokia N97.
Nokia N97 is the second touchscreen phone from Nokia, which runs Symbian OS v5 and has 32GB internal memory, with a 16GB expandable MicroSD card slot. It weighs 5.29 ounces and measures 4.61 x 2.18 x 0.63 inches. Its 1500 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 9.5 hours of GSM talk time (6 hours while on 3G networks, and up to 430 hours (17.9 days) of GSM standby time (400/16.6 days on 3G networks). It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies as well as the 850/1900/2100 MHz HSDPA 3G frequencies.
Buy Nokia N97 from Amazon
SoftMaker Office 2008 is available for free download till the 31st of December. The download is being offered completely free for a noble cause. For every free download of the Office Suite, SoftMaker will donate â‚¬ 0.10 to projects at betterplace.org. The office suite from SoftMaker offers:
- TextMaker 2008, a feature rich text editor,
- PlanMaker 2008, a spreadsheet manager,
- SoftMaker Presentations 2008, a presentation designer,
- BasicMaker 2008, a basic scripting language( for Windows only).
The file formats and documents created in this suite are fully compatible with Microsoft Office. The software is available for both Windows and Linux.
You can see a list of betterplace projects at this page.
Download SoftMaker Office 2008 for Windows and Linux here.
DiskRescue from Uniblue is premium defragmentation software which would normally set you back by $39.95. However, Softpedia has teamed up with Uniblue to offer the full version of DiskRescue for free.
In order to avail this giveaway, simply go to the offer page and enter your email address. Don’t subscribe to the newsletter if you don’t wish to receive regular email updates from Uniblue. You should instantly receive the download link and serial key in your inbox. To be honest I am not a big fan of DiskRescue. Free utilities like Defraggler and Auslogics Disk Defrag are more than capable of taking care of basic defragmentation, while premium defrag tools like Perfect Disk and Diskeeper offer more features.
We did a review of Torchlight a while ago and rated it as a really excellent game, so if you enjoyed the review and want to get your hands on the game, here is a really good deal for you.
Behold Torchlight, a fresh new Action RPG franchise developed by Runic Games. Torchlight is being developed in Seattle by a veteran team composed of the designers and leads of projects like Diablo, Diablo II, Mythos, and Fate. Our team has spent many years honing and evolving this unique style of gameplay.
Steam has the Torchlight PC game on sale for half the price at $9.99. The game is available for PC and will run on Windows XP and above and also works on Windows 7.
The game does not require a full gaming rig and can be played on a computer with 800Mhz processor and 512MB RAM. So go ahead and enjoy the game, don’t forget to read our Torchlight review.
Buy Torchlight PC game for $10
If you are a gaming fan, you might already have heard of or even played the Guitar Hero game. Guitar Hero has become one of the most played game on several platforms.
Now, the Guitar Hero Store has the Guitar Hero and Band Hero 7-Game Guitar game bundle for Wii at only $139.99. The original cost of the game is $199.99, however after you apply a coupon code, you can buy the game at $139.99.
To get a discount, apply the coupon code 1889(without the quotes), before you can checkout. The game also comes with a free 2 day FedEx shipping and is only available for US and Canada residents.
Buy Guitar Hero and Band Hero 7-Game Wii Bundle