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SpinTire for Sale on Steam – 40% Off

image Here’s something for the holidays (yes, Halloween is a holiday!) SpinTires is on sale at Steam for 40% Off. This brings the price down to $17.99 from the regular $30. That’s not too shabby.

If you haven’t seen SpinTires, it’s an offroad adventure full of heavy duty military trucks converted to the logging business. The goal is to explore the map, carry out tasks (such as loading lumber) and not get stuck. The getting stuck part is probably the hardest to avoid.

Now, before we get too far, this is indeed a slow paced game. This isn’t racing. Not only is the top speed a mere crawl since you’re in an 8 wheeled transport rig, but the terrain is insanely difficult, full of trees, rivers and mud that will try to swallow you whole. The countryside will blur by at a blistering 8-10mph if you’re lucky. But that’s not the point.

It’s all about exploring the landscape and testing your mettle as a driver and the power of your rig. Did you pick the right truck for the job? Do you have enough fuel? Do you even know where you’re going? Expect some long hours behind the wheel where you put in a slow, but deliberate pace.

I’m not sure this qualifies as a casual game, but that’s in the eye of the beholder. I missed getting this on Kickstarter, but the Tech Demo was loads of fun. I haven’t bought the full version yet, but with this sale, I think that’s about to change. If you’re looking for some offroad fun and challenges, SpinTires might be just what you’re looking for.

SpinTire for Sale on Steam – 40% Off

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More Steam Early Access Titles – The Forest and Killing Floor

My list of Early Access games just keeps growing and growing. I just added The Forest to my collection. I’m not normally one to play these survival style games, but this looks quite appealing and certainly fits with the Halloween season. The reviews also make it seem quite humorous and bawdy so I’m willing to give it a try. Plus, I like supporting Early Access projects.

Another Halloween themed title made it into my cart as well – The Killing Floor – Complete Bundle. Now this just looks nut. It looks like all out carnage and mayhem with a ton of DLC to add to the experience. The whole bundle is mere pennies on the dollar so it’s a really good purchase. I’m actually quite terrible at this style of game as well so I have no illusions that I will be dead time and time again. But it’s all about the experience isn’t it?

And finally, a silly little title called Count of Monster Disco. It’s from Train Simulator and just looks so damn silly. It’s a Halloween themed train so I couldn’t pass it up. There are plenty of haunted stories involving trains so this could be fun. And it was only a couple of dollars so what could possibly go wrong?

I’m still working my way through Zombie Driver, but man cannot live on zombie carnage alone. I’ll have to get these titles installed and see how I fair. I’m going to go out on a limb and say I end up dead.

But these are all on sale for a limited time so move quick if you want them.

The Forest

The Killing Floor Complete Bundle

Count of Monster Disco

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Behind the wheel with Zombie Driver Mission 11

It’s the Halloween season, so what better time to get behind the wheel of a tank and lay down some street justice on the zombies infecting the city! It’s been far too long since I took to the streets to save the citizens of this horrible infection. Watching episodes of The Strain may have inspired me.

Nevertheless, jump in the passengers seat as we head out in a tank to destroy some nasty chemical tanks. It appears the zombie plague may be the side effect of some cancer fighting drugs. Oh curses, government conspiracy and medical experimentation! Who knew?

It’s time to rumble down the road and see what sort of damage I can make. I don’t have a lot of speed, but I have incredible crushing power and leave a wake of destruction in my path.


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A new business "Sim" in Steam Early Access – Arms Dealer

image I just saw there was a new game in Steam Early Access – Arms Dealer. It literally showed up last night and it has my interest. It’s a sim style game with a slightly different edge. Your goal is to build up your business, forge relationships and take out your competitors. Catch is, you’re a high level arms dealer and you need to stay one step ahead of the various government agencies out to stop your nefarious deeds. From what I can tell from the screenshots and promo video, you’re out to arm small factions, equip large armies and even help supply munitions to the underdog in a military conflict. This alone sounds quite exciting and new. I’m definitely up for something a little more devious than the standard has to offer.

The graphics look pretty neat and it all looks pretty straight forward. It’s still Early Access and from the reviews a few things could use some updates and changes. But that’s the fun of Early Access, right? Even the dev says the game is about 85% done with more work to come.

The reviews seem mostly positive, so I’m right on the fence as to whether or not I want to jump in. I really like the concept and I’m fine with playing a game that may not be complete, may need some fit and polish and may have some awkward moments. Nothing wrong with that.

I’m going to check out a few more reviews and maybe see what I can find on Youtube before making a purchase. I’ve never had any issues with Early Access game so far, and I have several of them, so I’m sure this will be in my collection before the day is out. The only reason I’m waiting, is because it just showed up this morning and I haven’t had the time to sort through the info. It’s only $13, but no need to throw money away, right?

If anyone has thoughts or comments, feel free to throw them out.

Arms Dealer now available on Steam Early Access

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Big Savings on Banished and Democracy 3 at GOG.Com

Well, take a look at this – GOG.com is having a sale on Banished and Democracy 3 as well as several other titles. If you remember I’m a huge fan of Banished and love playing it. The graphics are great and while the game is easy to play, it’s still quite difficult. One wrong move and you will scar your community for generations. It’s normally $19.99, but GOG has it on sale for $7.99. That’s a steal! I highly recommend grabbing a copy!

Democracy 3 is a new game I just picked up and while it seems easy, oh my goodness, Mistakes Were Made. Think you can run the country and make the right decisions? Well, give it a god. This is deep game with lots of choices that affect lots of different people and groups. I just started playing and have already doomed my political career. Let’s just say my approval rating isn’t on the rise. Steam just had this game on sale as well as the DLC. If you didn’t catch that, GOG can help you out.

There are other titles on sale so give the list a once over. See, it’s always a good idea to wait for a sale and then make your move!

GOG Weekend Sale

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