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Humble Square Enix Bundle 3 and the Steam Winter sale launch

by Mark Tyson on 23 December 2015, 09:31

Tags: Valve, Square Enix (TYO:9684)

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Humble Square Enix Bundle 3

The Humble Bundle team have just announced a big new games bundle. The Humble Square Enix Bundle 3, as the name implies is yet another collection of Square Enix games, over $200 worth of them according to the PR blurb. As usual with the Humble Bundle there are various tiers which you can take part in; you can net the four base bundle games for just $1, at the time of writing you can unlock the mid-tier by beating the average of $4.70 (at the time of writing), if you stump up $8.99 or more you can get an additional trio of newer, expanded titles.

Here's the breakdown of prices and the games you'll get:

  • Pay $1 or more for Last Remnant, Life Is Strange Episode 1, Tomb Raider I, II + III, and Murdered: Soul Suspect.
  • Pay more than the average price to also receive Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (with 30 days of FREE play for new subscribers), Just Cause Collection, Front Mission Evolved, Gyromancer, Yosumin, and Humble Store coupons for 20 per cent off Just Cause 3 and 33 per cent off Life is Strange Season Pass.
  • Pay $8.99 or more for all of that plus Lara Croft & the Temple of Osiris, Tomb Raider: GOTY Edition, and Hitman Absolution: Elite Edition.

Please note that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is not a Steam game (the others are), to play it you redeem a Square Enix key. Tomb Raider: GOTY Edition and Hitman Absolution: Elite Edition are also available on Steam for Mac.

As always, remember that you can split your payment between charities, the developers and a Humble tip.

The Steam Winter Sale

Yes, the annual Steam Winter Sale is now on. We are told that there are "great discounts on thousands of games and software, and exclusive Winter Sale trading cards". New this time around - in the hope that people will be inspired to visit its sale pages everyday Valve has implemented a daily sale 'comic' with a new page revealed every day.

As is usually the case, there are sales within the sale, right now we are being enticed by 'today's highlighted deals' including the likes of; The Witcher franchise, Beseige, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and the Sid Meier Civilization games all at special discounts. The Steam Winter Sale will run to 4th January, closing at 10am PST.



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Is it me or does it feel like game overload? Especially with the sale that just happened about a month ago on Steam.

I've got so many games that I haven't played in my library that adding more feels a little pointless. Yes, I quite fancy a few more games, especially at reduced prices, but I just don't know when I'll get the time to play them.
PorcupineTime
Is it me or does it feel like game overload? Especially with the sale that just happened about a month ago on Steam.

I've got so many games that I haven't played in my library that adding more feels a little pointless. Yes, I quite fancy a few more games, especially at reduced prices, but I just don't know when I'll get the time to play them.

I seem to be at a point where most of the games I've already got too. Saves on the cash at least.
The initial look at the sale is thoroughly underwhelming, all the newer games have little to no discount and are at least £10 more than they were last year, and even with the bigger discounts the prices of the games are too high due to their over-inflated starting points.

Just won't buy anything until the prices drop to more reasonable levels (sub £20 mark for games, sub £15 for expansion packs)
I hate paying extra money for DLC and expansion packs. My current tactic is to wait a couple of years until the ‘Definitive, All Inclusive, We Promise This One Has Everything’ version comes out and goes on sale, then pounce.
Noticed the STEAM Winter Sale was on yesterday evening, but had to double-check since the sale didn't seem particularly “STEAM-y”.

Seems as if the good people at Valve don't really care about the sales any longer and just go through the motions. Used to be that there were challenges to be solved and special giveaways to be had. Now, you get some trading cards for browsing your (games) queue and some games are discounted.