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The week has only just begun and there's plenty of sales going on, with even more coming up. Let's have a little look. First up, Humble Store is doing a Female Protagonist Sale celebrating various heroines across multiple genres.

Here's some of the highlights of what you can find for Linux:

See the whole sale here.

As for Steam, the upcoming sale dates have been leaked once again:

  • Halloween Sale: October 28 - November 1
  • Autumn Sale: November 26 - December 3
  • Winter Sale: December 19 - January 2
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Nezchan 22 October 2019 at 2:30 pm UTC
At this point I don't know why Steam even bothers hiding their sale dates, given none of them are really a big surprise. Hallowe'en sale will take place....over Hallowe'en. Winter sale over Xmas/New Year's. Autum sale between the two. Pretty much the same as always.
Kimyrielle 22 October 2019 at 5:04 pm UTC
For some reason, I have most of these games already!

Still not too many games other than Tomb Raider with strong female leads around, even in 2019... :S
F.Ultra 22 October 2019 at 5:33 pm UTC
KimyrielleFor some reason, I have most of these games already!

Still not too many games other than Tomb Raider with strong female leads around, even in 2019... :S

But have you not heard that the mighty SJW:s have forced all gaming publishers to only make games with female leads since 2014!
Valck 22 October 2019 at 6:07 pm UTC
NezchanAt this point I don't know why Steam even bothers hiding their sale dates, given none of them are really a big surprise. Hallowe'en sale will take place....over Hallowe'en. Winter sale over Xmas/New Year's. Autum sale between the two. Pretty much the same as always.
If I were to guess, legal reasons. If they'd announce it openly and in advance, I'd imagine it doesn't count as a "sale", and they might have to adjust the regular price instead. IANAL, just my theory.
SirLootALot 22 October 2019 at 6:40 pm UTC
JanneIf you'd buy one Tomb Raider, which one do you recommend?
If you don't mind proton pick up Underworld (protondb: gold) and Anniversary (platinum), they are dirt cheap and very decent games.
edit: Legend (gold) is also nice


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Kimyrielle 22 October 2019 at 7:28 pm UTC
F.UltraBut have you not heard that the mighty SJW:s have forced all gaming publishers to only make games with female leads since 2014!

Heh, there certainly have been some debates about that issue. Apparently it didn't help all that much. Tomb Raider existed before 2014, and that's still the only truly major franchise featuring a female lead I am aware of. Other than that, there have been some rare one-hit-wonder gems like Life is Strange (it's successor-by-name-only features boy characters, so I don't count that as a female-lead franchise), Horizon or Hellblade, but in the end, video games are still largely made by men for men.
SirLootALot 22 October 2019 at 8:31 pm UTC
Kimyrielle
F.UltraBut have you not heard that the mighty SJW:s have forced all gaming publishers to only make games with female leads since 2014!

Heh, there certainly have been some debates about that issue. Apparently it didn't help all that much. Tomb Raider existed before 2014, and that's still the only truly major franchise featuring a female lead I am aware of. Other than that, there have been some rare one-hit-wonder gems like Life is Strange (it's successor-by-name-only features boy characters, so I don't count that as a female-lead franchise), Horizon or Hellblade, but in the end, video games are still largely made by men for men.

Who actually cares about the gender of a lead protagonist? It does not make a game better or worse or more or less appealing. I could play a nonbinary trans unicorn and still have a really good time even though I'd have nothing to identify with. And also I always play the german campaign when there is one even though I am not a nazi, that is because a protagonist is (most often) not meant to be someone to identify with.
F.Ultra 22 October 2019 at 9:08 pm UTC
SirLootALot
Kimyrielle
F.UltraBut have you not heard that the mighty SJW:s have forced all gaming publishers to only make games with female leads since 2014!

Heh, there certainly have been some debates about that issue. Apparently it didn't help all that much. Tomb Raider existed before 2014, and that's still the only truly major franchise featuring a female lead I am aware of. Other than that, there have been some rare one-hit-wonder gems like Life is Strange (it's successor-by-name-only features boy characters, so I don't count that as a female-lead franchise), Horizon or Hellblade, but in the end, video games are still largely made by men for men.

Who actually cares about the gender of a lead protagonist? It does not make a game better or worse or more or less appealing. I could play a nonbinary trans unicorn and still have a really good time even though I'd have nothing to identify with. And also I always play the german campaign when there is one even though I am not a nazi, that is because a protagonist is (most often) not meant to be someone to identify with.

Look up all the posts made on the Internet when the Battlefield V trailer appeared in 2018, but only do it if you really want to loose your faith in humanity.
Kimyrielle 23 October 2019 at 5:36 am UTC
SirLootALotWho actually cares about the gender of a lead protagonist?

Apparently somebody cares. If not, you'd expect protagonist gender being picked randomly and thus the distribution between male and female leads should be 50/50 - but with the overwhelming majority of all games using male protagonists, you can't really argue it's random. The question is really why in 2019 it apparently still matters enough to systemically prefer male over female characters...
Grim_reaper 23 October 2019 at 8:22 am UTC
Hello once again!Last time when I was commenting here I was under name of finalizer. Now I use this gloomy name - just for fun! Yes I know. Into the business. I think I wait till christmas sale cause I there's a hole in my wallet right now. I bought some expensive computer parts and so on. You know they are not free and if they are, then we travel back in time into 80's! And that doesn't help at all! They are too old. But I wait till steam santa knocks to my door and give some good games as christmas presents.
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