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A look at what games and bundles are on sale ahead of the weekend

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Ah yes, another weekend is about to crash into our lives and so you're looking for a new game to sink some hours into. Let's have a look at what's available.

First up, itch.io has a Midwinter Selects Bundle available with four games that support Linux and two that don't. The Linux games included are Minit, Wheels of Aurelia, Heaven Will Be Mine and Milkmaid of the Milky Way. The entire bundle is $10 and that's a pretty good price for all of them together.

GOG have a midweek sale going on for another day or so which has some gems like Owlboy, Pinstripe, Timespinner and more with their prices cut down to size. GOG also have an 11 bit studios sale, with lots of their games going cheap too like Moonlighter and This War of Mine.

For those itching to join the "just one more turn" club, Fanatical have Civilization VI Gold Edition + Gathering Storm on sale together and it looks like the best deal going right now for it at £49.99, compared to them both on Steam for £69.53 or Humble at £69.18.

Steam also has some favourites of mine on sale like Rise to Ruins for those who love their city builders or perhaps you fancy a little dungeon crawling with Vaporum also on sale, they even have the awesome (and difficult) Crypt of the NecroDancer super cheap.

Meanwhile, over on Humble they have The Humble Paradox Bundle 2019, The Humble Great GameMaker Games Bundle and the Humble Monthly with Cultist Simulator and tons of DRM free games in the Humble Trove. If you're up for a little reading, their current book bundles seem good too like the Intro to Code Bundle or the Break into the Game Industry bundle.

Hopefully this will get you going, have a fantastic weekend everyone.

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Linuxak 15 February 2019 at 1:50 pm UTC
New kind of horror, too much games on Linux! Recently I bought Dusk for native and Bioshock 1 & 2 Remastered for SteamPlay. + my game for every weekend is Diablo 3. So yeah, lets get the party started!
Patola 15 February 2019 at 3:38 pm UTC
Yeah, I double what Linuxak said, I am gaming nonstop now. Maybe GoL should add a section for treating gaming addiction?
stretch611 15 February 2019 at 5:00 pm UTC
PatolaYeah, I double what Linuxak said, I am gaming nonstop now. Maybe GoL should add a section for treating gaming addiction?
Why treat it? I just OD constantly.
eldaking 15 February 2019 at 6:59 pm UTC
There is also a CK2 sale on paradoxplaza.com (the publisher's website, it sells steam keys) for the 7th anniversary of the game, with 75% discounts on most DLC. For some time now CK2 DLC was never discounted more than 50%, so this is the lowest price ever for some and the lowest price in a long time for others. It pairs pretty well with the Humble Paradox Bundle 2019.
oldrocker99 16 February 2019 at 5:34 pm UTC
LinuxakNew kind of horror, too much games on Linux! Recently I bought Dusk for native and Bioshock 1 & 2 Remastered for SteamPlay. + my game for every weekend is Diablo 3. So yeah, lets get the party started!

And I remember when the only commercial game I could play in 2008 was Neverwinter Nights, which released a Linux client in 20003, and it still works.

Now, 5 years after Steam for Linux debuted, we have a surfeit of riches. No, not as many as Windows or even OSX, but remember that OSX will never have Steam Play, and, well, they pay too much money for their non-upgradable PCs. So, **** 'em.

And Steam Play has enabled me to play Windows games from my shameful dual-boot days, and, while it's still a bit of a crapshoot, a lot of them run flawlessly. Medieval Kingdom Wars has bad artifacts on water surfaces, and Banished has no sound.

There really is no good reason for the average person not to move to the Best Operating System; what does Windows have that Linux doesn't? Well, besides Adobe and MS Office (Libre Office is better, and FOSS), a vast number of games, and for those it doesn't (mostly military shooters, and action games that are better on a console anyway), one can find every type of game: way too many FPS games, which is true of FOSS games as well, good RTS games besides the excellent FOSS Warzone 2100, a ton of RPGs, TBS games, Torchlight 2, and Tower of Time, the other wonderful cross-platform games, puzzle games, X-rated games(!), and undefinable games. Thousands of them.

More than one developer has stated that their Linux games sell quite well. The Humble Bundles,back then, showed that the highest contributions were from Linux users. This did not escape the attention of game developers, paving the way for the great situation we have now.

Goods times!


Last edited by oldrocker99 at 16 February 2019 at 5:43 pm UTC
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