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How to buy (video)games cheaply

We live in a great time for gamers. Computers are powerful and games cheap, especially if one is patient enough. Here I’ll try to outline ways to get the most out of online distribution without spending a fortune. However, I’d like to emphasise that I’m really only talking about the games you buy and download online. If you insist on cumbersome paper boxes and annoying optical media, you can stop reading here. If not, there are multiple sites, tools and services worth knowing. Shops and bundles...

Star Wars: Tiny Death Star

I’m no die-hard star wars enthusiast (and I’ve only seen two movies so far), but tiny death star looked too cute to pass up. I’m not a big fan of free-to-play games, but as long as they’re carefully designed, I don’t mind too much, either. The first impression of the game was good. Funny introductory dialogue, cute pixelated graphics, along with the realization that this is probably exactly what people feared Disney would do with the franchise, were all appealing. Following the tutorial instr...

Eclectic Delights

Ever since The Humble Indie Bundle [https://www.humblebundle.com/] started selling indie[1] games for any price you’re willing to pay, and it turned to be popular as well as profitable, more and more similar bundles started popping up. Cheap access to DRM-free direct downloads were something we all wanted for a long time, while Steam and Desura keys catered to our (or mine, at least) obsessive-compulsive need to have our game libraries categorized, centralized and tracked. Last week I’ve found...

Darkstar One

Ever since I’ve read a favourable review in the LEVEL magazine, I’ve kept this game on my list of things to play once I upgrade my hardware. A few years later the time has finally come. I’ve been really looking forward to it for more than one reason – besides having high expectations of game-play and affable characters, I’ve never really played any spaceship simulation – those few minutes of X [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_%28game_series%29] hardly count. [Our heroes: The first encounter The...

Brainpipe: A Plunge to Unhumanity

A disembodied eyeball, you plunge and fall into a deep, colorful tunnel on your way to a new, evolved form. This experimental game by Digital Eel tries its best to excite new emotions and judging from some reviews on the ‘net, it succeeds. I’m not convinced, though. The gameplay is really simple, you just go forward, never slowing down or turning around. The only thing you have to do is evade various colorful obstacles and, optionally, collect glyphs representing various ideas that seem to do...