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The GOG weekly sale has some rather nice Linux games for cheap

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For those not interested in the Steam Summer Sale or perhaps you just missed it, GOG are doing a nice weekly sale for their DRM free games.

Here's a few little picks for any Linux gamer looking to pick something up:

There's a good few more too, check out the full sale here.

I'm quite partial to Halfway, but I am a real sucker for such turn-based tactical RPGs. It looks damn good too!

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g000h 10 July 2018 at 6:21 pm UTC
Snap! (Got all those ones. But some in my Steam collection, rather than GOG.)

Noticed that "For The King" is in the GOG sale, but not the Linux version (Steam has Linux version).

Also, being naughty and going off topic:

Noticed that Humble's typical Weekly Game Bundle is missing - for the 5th week running. I wonder what's happening there?
liamdawe 10 July 2018 at 6:39 pm UTC
g000hNoticed that Humble's typical Weekly Game Bundle is missing - for the 5th week running. I wonder what's happening there?
Fingers crossed for a new big bundle coming ;)

Edit: https://twitter.com/humble/status/1016743927116910594

QuoteNo new bundle today, but not to worry, Humble game bundles will return! We're hard at work, and more are on their way soon.
I would say we're about due for a proper HIB.


Last edited by liamdawe at 10 July 2018 at 7:37 pm UTC
muntdefems 10 July 2018 at 7:51 pm UTC
I'll just keep the OT running.

liamdaweI would say we're about due for a proper HIB.
Don't really know about that... The last Humble Indie Bundle (#19) took place between 27 March and 10 April, so it's been 3 months without a proper HIB. By old standards it'd sure be about time for another one, but HIB#18 happened on May 2017 and HIB#17 on August 2016, so unless there's a dramatic change in the recent trend I wouldn't expect a new HIB until Christmas or next year. :\

It seems to me like Humble are increasingly moving away from their old bundle model and more into the monthly subscription one.
linuxjacques 10 July 2018 at 7:56 pm UTC
muntdefemsIt seems to me like Humble are increasingly moving away from their old bundle model and more into the monthly subscription one.
And what they's really like you to do is pay for a year up front.
liamdawe 10 July 2018 at 8:07 pm UTC
muntdefemsI'll just keep the OT running.

liamdaweI would say we're about due for a proper HIB.
Don't really know about that... The last Humble Indie Bundle (#19) took place between 27 March and 10 April, so it's been 3 months without a proper HIB. By old standards it'd sure be about time for another one, but HIB#18 happened on May 2017 and HIB#17 on August 2016, so unless there's a dramatic change in the recent trend I wouldn't expect a new HIB until Christmas or next year. :\

It seems to me like Humble are increasingly moving away from their old bundle model and more into the monthly subscription one.
Don't crush my dreams man
g000h 10 July 2018 at 11:26 pm UTC
linuxjacques
muntdefemsIt seems to me like Humble are increasingly moving away from their old bundle model and more into the monthly subscription one.
And what they's really like you to do is pay for a year up front.

Which is what I've done, and I can give you some very good reasons:

1) You can Pause-A-Month at any time (other than during the day when the payment is taken out) which means that all your credit stays unused until you decide a monthly is good enough to pick up.

2) While Active, i.e. you still have the chance to Pause it, you get the 10% Discount on Regular Store purchases. So, I'm getting 10% EXTRA discount on my Humble Store purchases nearly constantly (because I only pause during payment week).

3) Sometimes you can get wallet credit / cash-back on the Full Price weekly Game Bundles. So far during my Yearly Subs (started Jan 2018), I've had at least $6 cash-back credit.

3) I'm expecting my Year's Subscription to take approx 2 years of real time before I've claimed it all. Cherry-picking only the Monthlies that I want - Typically Linux early reveals. (Thanks to Pause-A-Month.)

4) I picked up the Yearly Subscription during a special $20 wallet credit offer, so gained that bonus as well.

5) The yearly subscription works out as the same cost as 11 monthly payments, so you get an extra month for free.

6) There's almost always some Linux games in each Monthly. Even when the Early Reveals have none.

7) You gain access to the massive Humble Trove of downloadable DRM-free games - too!!

Of course, if I wasn't buying a decent amount of games, it could conceivably be a bit of a waste. But, considering what I do buy, it works out very favourably for me. Your Mileage May Vary ;)


Last edited by g000h at 10 July 2018 at 11:33 pm UTC. Edited 2 times.
TheRiddick 12 July 2018 at 3:59 am UTC
Really wanted to get Halfway but so many people are saying its half complete.... ugg

Will wait until that one goes for 90% off


Last edited by TheRiddick at 12 July 2018 at 4:03 am UTC
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