This Monday: Let’s Make A Killing …Not! BundleFest Is On
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As I’m sure most of you have noticed, lately not all of Fanatical’s bundles have been posted.
With this BundleFest, I’m taking the chance to make this change official, so to speak, and fully transparent:
Reporting will be limited to the most interesting parts of Fanatical’s output; meaning the most tired re-bundling and the non-bundles will be left out.
Non-Bundles are typically those deals that package a game and its DLC - while it can be argued these are strictly speaking, bundles composed of several items, I consider these more of a store deal than a true game bundle, according to the model established by the first Humble Indie Bundle.
I’m anticipating most of the readers here might not be new to bundles, and as such the expectation is for this change to have minimal practical consequences.
I’ll be listening for comments and any feedback on this, as well as other matters.
With that said…
My personal take
The opening salvo of Fanatical’s latest seasonal bundle barrage is Killer 13. Traditionally the Killer bundles have been among the flagship offerings from the Focus Home Bundling Arm.
Fanatical’s output has been getting less and less ambitious in recent years, and yet it’s not without some disappointment that I’m looking at this thirteenth instance of the Killer lineage.
Of course, a bundle that’s only costing 4 Euros certainly isn’t putting up airs or signaling outrageously good content. And yeah, I still love Torchlight and Torchlight 2 to bits; One Finger Death Punch 2 can be great fun in the hands of the right person.
Fanatical also throws in a Steam key for F1 2019 (see what I’ve done here?), so if that’s your thing, this is definitely a bargain. If you don’t, 4 Euros is still more than a fair price for those three games above.
Guess I’m just wishing for Fanatical to try a little harder to shake off their follower image and challenge Humble with some more confidence and conviction. Today is not that day, though.
Humble Book: Raspberry Pi Press Gaming - until 05/10/2020
Go to Deal
- Pay €0.83+:
- Make Games with Python
- Conquered: How indie games dominated the decade: Wireframe #30
- System Shock: Nightdive’s remake goes through the Looking Glass: Wireframe #31
- Ori and the Will of the Wisps: Gaming’s most gorgeous platformer returns: Wireframe #32
- The Best Upgrades for Less Than PS100: Custom PC #194
- Mini Marvels: Build a Tiny 12-Core Gaming PC Without Sacrificing Speed: Custom PC #195
- PC Building Masterclass: Full Step-By-Step Guide: Custom PC #196
- All the Cores: Custom PC #197
- Pay €6.67+:
- 15% Off Selected Subscriptions
- Retro Gaming with Raspberry Pi
- Shovel Knight Dig: Yacht Club’s armored hero goes rogue: Wireframe #33
- Infinity War: Epic space battles, grand strategy, and ruthless betrayals in Starborne: Wireframe #34
- Double Strike: Young Souls: The brawler with attitude to spare: Wireframe #35
- Hounded Out: Two canine heads are better than one in PHOGS!: Wireframe #36
- Step-By-Step Guide: Build a 24 Core Titan: Custom PC #198
- Graphics Cards: Give Your PC a Gaming Turbo Boost: Custom PC #199
- CPU Clash: Custom PC #200
- Build a PS993 (~$1,288) Gaming PC: Custom PC #201
- Pay €12.51+:
- 20% off anything in the Raspberry Pi Press store
- Code the Classics: Volume 1
- Build Your Own First-Person Shooter in Unity
- Liberated: Unmasking Atomic Wolf’s dystopian action adventure: Wireframe #37
- Masterplan: Create robots and just about anything else in Main Assembly: Wireframe #38
- Hotshot Racing: Fast. Furious. Recapturing the nineties Daytona rush: Wireframe #39
- Everspace 2: Rockfish Games on its open-world battle beyond the stars: Wireframe #40
- Endling: Adventuring back from the brink of extinction: Wireframe #41
- How to Overclock: Custom PC #202
- Fastest Gaming CPU Ever: Custom PC #203
- Build a PS699 (~$904) Gaming PC: Custom PC #204
- Build Your Dream PC: Custom PC #205
Fanatical Killer 13 - until ?
X-Ray View - Go to Deal
- Shadows: Awakening
- One Finger Death Punch 2
- Act of Aggression - Reboot Edition
- F1 2019
- Torchlight II
Fanatical Radical (Jun '20 Re-Bundle) - until 20/06/2020
X-Ray View - Go to Deal
- Tier 1, €0.99:
- Railroad Pioneer
- Thunder Wolves
- Tier 2, €4.89:
- Rogue Stormers
- Rad Rodgers: World One
- Kill to Collect
- Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams
- Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Rise of the Owlverlord
- Clouds & Sheep 2
- Overclocked: A History of Violence
- Airline Tycoon Deluxe
- Sine Mora EX
- Tier 3, €8.75:
- 1943 Deadly Desert
- Stunt Kite Party
- Aces of the Luftwaffe
- Lock’s Quest
Groupees Autumn of Communion - launching on 15/09/2020
Bandcamp - Go to Deal
- $3.5 minimum pre-sale; 18 albums.