I’m giving away a GOG gift code for Dust: An Elysian Tail over on my Youtube channel. Don’t know what Dust is? Check out the trailer below to give you an idea. I’ve been playing this game and absolutely loving it. I’m about 70% done at the moment, but have taken a break in lieu of reading and TV episodes (speaking of which, last night’s Agents of SHIELD was amazing and depressing…have to wait until March now).
If you want to enter, just watch my video and follow the rules. I’ll have giveaways in the future that will be on the blog or twitter only as well, but I wanted to start this way and see how it goes. Hope to see a good amount of entries. The giveaway will be open until December 17th, 2 PM PST. Good luck!
Happy Halloween, readers!
I wanted to do a Halloween-themed video but my recording software and current computer were giving me issues, making this impossible. So I thought I’d write a blog post instead.
I love this day mostly for the fun of pumpkins and costumes. I don’t have a costume for this year and honestly haven’t dressed up in awhile, but I do enjoy seeing them. As a kid, I would watch Hocus Pocus on TV every year and it’s still a great movie. In recent years, I’ve taken to listening to the “This is Halloween” song from Nightmare Before Christmas.
I never really played any games specifically related to the holiday, other than casual games, but this year I bought Costume Quest and I’m excited to get started on that tonight. This game seems adorable; it’s on sale now for $2.99 at GOG.com so check it out! The second game just came out as well.
As for books, I’m not into the horror genre quite so much as I was when I was a kid. I have quite a few perfect Halloween reads in my collection, but just haven’t gotten around to reading them AT Halloween time (to be perfectly honest, I haven’t gotten around to reading them, period). However, this year with #ReadingCram, I did get one scary story read and am on my second (though it’s far less scary, more like a mystery/adventure with some possibly creepy elements? Need to read more).
So do you have a Halloween tradition that you like to do? Whether it’s certain music, movies, shows, books or games, I want to hear about it! Leave a comment below; feel free to recommend stuff you love. 😀
Second round of the Mutator sale began today and lasts through tomorrow.
In this round some of the games available are:
Dust: An Elysian Tail, Trine 2 Complete Story, Shadowrun Returns, Overlord + Raising Hell, Driftmoon, Divinity games, Sacred Gold and more.
The Mutator titles received by people include Tower of Guns, Vertical Drop Heroes HD, Syndicate Wars, Smugglers V, Shelter, Unrest SE and In Cold Blood.
It would have been nice to get Shelter, but I didn’t. I think yesterday’s mutator titles were better, but the sale titles were great. Still, there’s plenty to satisfy most people. Also, you do not have to purchase mutator titles if you don’t wish to, so you can simply take advantage of the sale; the one caveat is that you must purchase 3 titles at a time per transaction.
So first off, yesterday I learned about GOG’s Mutator sale. It’s a great way to get some games for real cheap. I spent less than $15 both times. You pick 3 games out of the list, and then buy additional mystery titles for $2 each, up to three times.
The first time around I bought Long Live The Queen, Sword of the Stars: The Pit, and the expansion DLC to The Pit.
Mystery titles I received from that round were: Blackwell Bundle (a cool indie adventure game), Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav (pretty but, not sure), and Wing Commander 1+2 (meh).
I tried again today, buying Two Worlds, The Book of Unwritten Tales and The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles.
Mystery titles received today were: Capitalism 2 (Ok, looks like fun), Legend of Grimrock (one I wanted!), and Eador Genesis (looks great).
Definitely check it out if you like big sales like this. This round of titles is only available for the next few hours; it ends tomorrow. Then there will be new titles at discount prices and a new batch of titles for the mystery ones. I can’t wait to see what’s coming next. This lasts through the weekend, with each new round lasting 48 hours.
Finally, calls from fans are answered with a DRM-free PC version of the great indie game, Terraria. Right now for a limited time (first 4 days starting today), you can own a copy for only $2.49 USD. That’s a 75% discount and a steal for how many hours you’ll spend playing. You also get the complete soundtrack (Vol. 1 and 2) included in the purchase. For more information, check out http://www.gog.com and http://www.terraria.org.
I’m so excited about this. I never played before, though my husband has played the Xbox 360 version and liked it a lot. Who knows, maybe this will be my next Let’s Play after Simon the Sorcerer 2. 😀 You can bet I’ll be building a library in it. Now if only I could store real books there lol.