Best Steam Autumn Sale deals under $10

Ahh Steam sales, how I love and hate you. I could go on about how Steam is a hungry pet dog and my wallet is a meal the owner left on the table unattended. But the thing is people do that all the time and it’s a bit of a cliché at this point. So for all the people that have accepted that Valve will be violating their wallets this sale, how about I at least make it less harmful to your poor pockets.

Here’s some games I would recommend that are under $10 for the duration of the sale which will last until the 29th.

Electronic Super Joy ( $0.79)

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Tricky platforming, innuendos and EDM…where can you go wrong? I really enjoyed my time with this game. It’s pretty short, but considering how difficult it is, you will be spending hours trying to get through it, that is, if you don’t quit. Also, goddamn that price is really low! You’d be doing yourself a disservice by not picking up this incredibly charming platformer.

Electronic Super Joy Store Page

Awesomenauts ($1.99)

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While I don’t play this game much anymore, I do like to keep up with it to see what’s happening.Why, you ask? Because the developers are something admirable of a game company, that’s why. Frequent updates, free content and my god…they actually listen to their players. That is fucking rare in the gaming community! For a moba, this game has one of the friendliest player bases I have seen, and mobas tend to be a cesspool of toxic players. Awesomenauts is a joy to play because of it’s character and low learning curve. Pick it up for yourself and some friends, have a great time!

Awesomenauts Store Page

Hitman: Blood Money ($2.24)

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The Hitman franchise holds a special place in the video game industry, and for good reason. Yes it is a stealth game, yes there are tons of those. But when you’re operating under Agent 47 you’re given many, many options; most modern stealths only offer you a limited amount of approaches. Blood Money was pretty ground breaking for it’s time and it still holds up incredibly well today.

Hitman: Blood Money Store Page

Luftrausers ($2.49)

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Arcade style dog fighting action combined with endless quests. Luftrausers is small game that can last you hours with it’s engaging plane customization options and thrilling bullet-hell gameplay. Visual design is fitting for the theme and so is the music. This is well worth the price being offered right now.

Luftrausers Store Page

Saints Row IV: Game of the Century Edition ($4.99)

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Definitely the most outrageous of the series, Saints Row IV capitalizes on it’s over-the-top action and hilarity. It’s great for a laugh an great for some mindless fun. Also, it has recently received Steam Workshop support which is always a plus.

Saints Row IV: Game of the Century Edition Store Page

Dishonored: Definitive Edition ($9.99)

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Dishonored is a modern masterpiece. Set in a dystopian future, you play as Corvo Attano, a man falsely accused of assassinating the empress. Determined to clear his name, Corvo will embark on quest filled with dastardly deception malevolent murder. The definitive edition includes all the DLC which is incredible and adds much to the universe and lore, but if you don’t want all that, the base game is only $3.29

Dishonored: Definitive Edition Store Page

Portal 2 ($3.99)

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You have a steam account and you don’t have Portal 2? Reevaluate your life choices please.

Portal 2 Store Page

South Park: The Stick of Truth ($7.49)

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This one may not be for everyone, but if you aren’t a pansy that’s offended easily, you will love this shit out of this game. The Stick of Truth plays as an open world RPG that use the same style of tun based combat that the Super Mario RPG uses. South Park finally managed to make a successful video game adaptation of a TV show and I applaud that. Worth every penny.

South Park: The Stick of Truth Store Page

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger ($7.49)

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This game deserves much more praise than it gets. It fits into the market of cheaper spin off games such as Far Cry: Blood Dragon and Saints Row: Gat out of Hell. Games like this are usually priced pretty cheaply and take a less serious tone than their larger counterparts. Gunslinger is no exception as it is filled with witty humor, but it also masters arcade shooter gameplay.

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger Store Page

Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited ($9.89)

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I’ll end this list with a bang for your buck deal. Elder Scrolls Online is perfect for anyone who is weary of whether on not they would enjoy an MMO. It’s easy to pick up and is a pay once, play forever game so you don’t have to worry about getting enough playtime in to justify a monthly payment. At this low of a price, I would recommend it to anyone who wants to try out an MMO for the first time or is looking for a less expensive way to go about their daily questing and grinding rituals.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited Store Page

Edit: Added links because I am not a smart person and forgot them the first time around, sorry about that!

Edit: The  Steam Autumn Sale has concluded.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Review

The Call of Duty series has been a bit of a “boy who cried wolf” scenario for gamers in the past few years. We all have at least one friend who will swear that it’s better this year, yet when you play it it feels like the same product from the years before. Infinity Ward’s newest title in the long running series may however prove your doubtful thoughts false. Continue reading “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Review”

Steam store gets new redesigned layout, curated to the user

Valve has improved the Steam store over the years in terms of how user friendly it is, but in its latest update it’s as personal as it has ever been before. Let’s go over what’s new and what has been improved.

Easy Access Wishlisting

Now when you see a thumbnail on the store’s homepage there’s a drop down menu on the top right that allows you to quickly and easily add that product to your wishlist. You can also tag that you are not interested in it from this menu causing it to not appear on your store anymore. Continue reading “Steam store gets new redesigned layout, curated to the user”

Why I almost gave up on gaming and how Dark Souls saved me

If you’ve ready any of my past posts, you’d know that I’ve been gaming since my early childhood, and I’ve always thought it would stay that way too. I never thought there would be a large enough reason for me to give up on something I love more than just about anything. But of course, as life goes, I started to get thoughts of doubt, thoughts of uncertainty for the future of me being a gamer and the game industry as a whole. Continue reading “Why I almost gave up on gaming and how Dark Souls saved me”

My Top 10 Indie Titles

About a week ago, I was sitting at my desktop and decided I wanted to play a video game, as I do quite often. I pulled up my Steam library and started to peruse my options. “Dota? Nah, I don’t feel like pulling my hair out. Fallout 4? I never enjoy my time playing that game anymore.” I scrolled for a bit and decided, “Ahh, there’s a game I haven’t played in a while, and one I very much enjoy too.” Faster than Light was the game I decided to spend my time with, and I enjoyed every minute I played of it. Continue reading “My Top 10 Indie Titles”

How Silent Hill 2 shines as a horror title after all these years.

Well here it goes, my first blog post with actual content. I decided since I’m just now starting this, I should do something that’s fresh in my mind, and actually it’s a 16 year old game that’s been consuming my thoughts lately. My friend Cohen and I have discussed video games quite a bit over the years, and one he frequently brought up was the Silent Hill series. He’s a huge fan and every time he brought it up I would get more interested, but I didn’t have a working platform to play it on. Eventually he suggested I visit his place and we could play through it together. And after finishing it, I have to say Silent Hill 2 is one of the most enjoyable gaming experiences I have had to date. Continue reading “How Silent Hill 2 shines as a horror title after all these years.”

Welcome to my blog!

Hello there, my name is Tyler, and if you have somehow managed to find my blog, congratulations, you’re one of few, (hopefully just for the time being). But I suppose this is the part where I introduce myself, yeah?

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This is me, in probably the best photo you will ever find of me

Well for starters I’m on first year of college and already a failing engineering student, which is exciting huh? This is why I’ve shifted my focus over to something I enjoy much more, video games! I enjoy writing on topics I know a lot about and am very interested in, so I decided to create this blog to share my rants and ramblings on anything gaming related, since I’ve been captivated by gaming since I was a toddler. A friend of my parents gave me his 64 when he got a PS2 in 2001. My earliest memories of gaming were having my mom read to me what toad was telling me in Super Mario 64 and running Link mindlessly through Clocktown without accomplishing anything, since I was only 3 years old. Ever since that first day of gaming, I don’t think I’ve missed a week without gaming in some way or form. I hope to one day write for a gaming news site, as it’s something that I know will keep my interest and also I can be around like-minded people in my everyday life. Gaming isn’t my only passion however, as I love just about any kind of music you can throw at me. I may post occasionally about albums I’m really enjoying. The main focus however is gaming and everything that’s holding my interest in the industry, as well as anything I may be experiencing personally through a video game. Thank you for visiting and hopefully you stick around for more!