This Thursday: Fanatical Favorites BYOB (Jan '21); Retrosynth; Andrea Baroni
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My personal take
After a cheap BYOB yesterday, it’s time for the folks at Fanatical to move a little more upscale with a new Favorites bundle.
Don’t get your hopes up: everything, from the bundle’s own name to the actual content is 100% recycled. One of these days they’re going to market these as “eco-friendly”, I’m sure.
Mind, the January 2021 edition of Favorites is an entirely different bundle from its predecessor: but that just means it’s wholly rehashed.
Navigating these bundles can be definitely tedious: for one, a lot that is offered here has been on Humble, either Monthly, Choice or one of the regular Tuesday/Thursday bundles.
What hasn’t, was already in some other Fanatical upscale BYOB.
With everything being a repeat, you should establish a firm grasp of what you already own, unless you want to end up buying stuff all over again. To help you out, these announcements will mark owned games in a different color, as long as you are using Augmented Steam and reading from your Activity timeline.
The task is not made any more pleasurable, for many of these are not very competitively priced, these are the usual ‘landmines’ Fanatical has us accustomed to; not that it gets any prettier with time, but you’ve been warned.
And finally there’s the freebies. Humble, Epic, GOG, Steam, sometimes more than once.
If you don’t buy every single bundle in sight, you might still have some drive to go sniffing around to unearth something that you might have left on the shelves before. The X-Ray view will be helpful to avoid a few missteps.
From Humbles, we have: The Walking Dead Final Season, GRID (the new one), Hello Neighbor, War for the Overworld, Just Cause 3, Mankind Divided, Sleeping Dogs, the Tomb Raider Packs, FRAMED, Book of Demons, and the Orwell games.
Stuff like Iron Marines, Ittle Dew 2+, Brick Rigs, Iron Marines, Infectonator III were all already in Fanatical’s own Platinum collections.
Thanks for reading!
Fanatical Favorites BYOB (Jan '21) - until ?
X-Ray View - Go to Deal
- 6.99 Euros for 2 games; 9.99 for 3; 14.99 for 5.
- The Walking Dead: The Final Season
- Iron Marines
- Ittle Dew 2+
- Just Cause™ 3 XXL Edition
- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
- Metro: Last Light Redux
- Brick Rigs
- Iron Marines
- Infectonator 3: Apocalypse
- Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition
- Tomb Raider Legends Pack:
- Tomb Raider: Legend
- Tomb Raider: Anniversary
- Tomb Raider: Underworld
- Tomb Raider Millennium Pack:
- Tomb Raider IV: The Last Revelation
- Tomb Raider V: Chronicles
- Tomb Raider VI: The Angel of Darkness
- Metro 2033 Redux
- Legacy of Kain Pack:
- Legacy of Kain: Defiance
- Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
- Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2
- Orwell: Ignorance is Strength
- GRID Ultimate Edition
- War for the Overworld
- Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek
- FRAMED Collection
- Do Not Feed the Monkeys
- Beholder 2
- Book of Demons
- Orwell: Keeping an Eye On You
- Punch Club Deluxe
Groupees RetroSynth Records 2 - until 28/01/2021
Go to Deal
- Tier 1, $2 minimum:
- Music: Timecop1983 - Tonight (Neutron Dreams Remix) by Neutron Dreams
- Music: Stay (Into the Night Extended Mix) by Bunny X
- Music: Focus Every Scene (feat. Roxi Drive) by Spectral Knight
- Music: Paradox by By An Ion
- Music: Warrior by Starwave
- Music: Sky of Wires by LAPSES
- Music: Plutonium Overdrive by K.A.R.R
- Tier 2, $4 minimum:
- Music: Fallen Technology by Blaze of Gunfire
- Music: Halloween Dreams H20 by Neutron Dreams
- Music: Eon Drive by Advection Stride
- Music: Galactic Driver (Remastered) by K.A.R.R
- Music: Transmissions by The TCR
- Music: Land Of Dreams by Geovarius
- Tier 3, $8 minimum:
- Music: Dynamicron by Advection Stride
- Music: Dark Blue by Northern Lights
- Music: Wyndsrfr by Wyndsrfr
- Music: Eternity by Geovarius
- Music: WAVEPUNK by The TCR
- Music: Digital Jungle by Neutron Dreams
- Music: Montreux by Flammen
- Tier 4, $12 minimum:
- Music: Monolithic Echoes by Neutron Dreams
- Music: Kiss Of The Night by Neon Black
- Music: Immersion by Geovarius
- Music: RetroSynth Records Vol. 1 by RetroSynth Records
- Music: RetroSynth Records Vol. 2 by RetroSynth Records
- Music: Wild Hearts by Elevate The Sky
- Music: Broken Things by Danstar
- Tier 5, $15 minimum:
- Music: Ascend by Elevate The Sky
- Music: R-20 10 by ΜΛIƆO
- Music: Synthetic by Geovarius
- Music: The Singles by Advection Stride
- Music: Force to Fear (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Matt Cannon/LAPSES
- Music: Summernights by Blaze of Gunfire
- Music: RetroSynth Records Volume 3 by RetroSynth Records
Groupees Game Audio Assets & Albums by Andrea Baroni - launching on 08/01/2021
Bandcamp - Go to Deal
- $6 minimum pre-sale; 13 Music/Ambience Packs, 6 soundtracks, 6 albums + bonuses.