Why have you forsaken us, oh great god of game discounts?! Do you not see the effect it has on CheapSkate Gamer?! This is a sleeper week for deals, my friends. We must push through the drought and await the Holy Grail of sales; Christmas! Once those glorious sales appear, we will prosper! Hold strong, brothers and sisters!
Now, to what few deals we have:
PC Digital Download A Farewell to Dragons - $6.79 (66% off) Fourth in a string of games beginning with "A Greeting to Dragons", continuing onto "A Tea Party with Dragons" and reaching a thrilling romantic climax in "A Passionate kiss with Dragons". This game is low on coverage, but looks to be a stellar game.
Avernum 6 - $12.49 (50% off) The Avernum series is a throwback to the RPG's of old. Most closely resembling Neverwinter nights and Diablo, I'd list this one (and the entire series) as some of my favourite games.
Beyond Divinity - $3.99 (60% off) Not sure what's beyond divinity apart from becoming a deity... Apparently this game puts those questions to rest! Atheists beware! (I can say this because I am an atheist, so calm down!)
Gothic 3 Gold Edition - $14.98 (50% off) When I first heard about the gothic series, I was slightly appalled that people enjoyed games about dying hair black, writing emotional poetry and pretending to be a wolf. These fears were all instantly allayed when I played it and found that the "dying hair black" mini-game was not only innovative, but clever and enjoyable too!
SpellForce 2 Gold - $9.99 (50% off) It's called "Alchemy", isn't it? (SpellForce 2 Gold = Spellforce to gold... get it? Okay, okay, I concede. It wasn't that funny...)
Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Premium Edition pre-purchase - $44.99 (10% off) I don't care what other people say. The first one was brilliant and I'm certain that this one will be too! Also, considering that this is a premium edition (and looking at all the extra goodies), I think it's worth the price on that alone!
Ion Assault - $8.99 (10% off) Do you like eye-candy? Well this is the visual equivalent of Halloween... on steroids.
Alien Breed 3: Descent - $8.99 (10% off) DISCLAIMER: If there is an alien breed on the planet, and you decide to descend into its nest, Cheap$kate Gamer waives all responsibility for any damage incurred to you physically or mentally.
Clones - $8.99 (10% off) The modern-day equivalent of Lemmings. Buy it.
PC Retail Boxes WoW: Cataclysm pre-order - $48.00 Dragon. Evil Dragon. Need I say more? I don't play WoW any more, but this is a temptation to get back into it.
Xbox 360 Nier - $29.99 A short while ago in a land nier nier away...
RDR: Undead Nightmare pre-order - $46.00 The trailer makes this look even MORE epic that the original game. HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?!
NFS Hot Pursuit Limited Edition - $74.00 Not certain about the game, but when you say NFSHPLE aloud, it kinda sounds like "enough shipple", which made me crack up, at least.
PS3 RDR: Undead Nightmare pre-order - $46.00 There are apparently undead horses in this game, if the trailer is to be bel... hang on... Oh I see what you did there... (For those that don't get it: "Undead Night Mare")
God of War 3 - $38.00 Don't get your *hopes* up when you close pandora's box. Zing!
Gran Turismo 5 - $65.33 Oh my god. It's almost here! I need to steal one of my mates' PS3's. Right Now!
Wii Resident Evil 4 - $23.49 Look, as far as I'm concerned, if you have a tenant on your residence that is evil, I believe it is perfectly within your rights to kick them out and end their lease... with a shotgun.
DS Pokemon SoulSilver + PokeWalker - $48.00 I swear to you, the PokeWalker is just about the coolest accessory to any game. Ever.
Brain Training - $38.00 I thought I was going to be clever by putting in a pun to make me sound dyslexic (Train Braining), but then I realised that it would only make me seem bad at grammar. Perhaps I need this game after all!
Indies The Line - $0.99 (iPhone) [PS, you can get it for free. Read carefully!] A brilliant little iPhone game. As opposed to Apple's marketing and release strategies as I am, I must admit that the iPhone game developers are a very clever bunch!
Sorry for the disappointing turnout this week, folks. Perhaps next week will pick up the pace. In the mean-time, have you seen an oasis of cheap games? If so, comment below or on facebook, and tell us where!
Now, to the Community Project! We're making an indie game! Join us here! I've got to set a deadline or we'll never be done, so I'm giving you all until the 1st of December to join collabratory before we start actual work on this!
Signing off for another week of stinginess, Tad