GoG spring sale

GoG Spring Sale Has Over 500 Deals on PC Games

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Steam has most of the holidays and seasonal sales covered, and GoG.com isn’t far behind. GoG is jumping all over the chance for a week-long sale to kick off Spring. Spring technically hasn’t started yet, but who cares – it’s a sale!

The GoG Spring Sale includes over 500 discounts from GoG’s hefty DRM-free library of PC games.

As in previous sales you can find a lot of deals within GoG’s custom-packaged bundles. Some are pretty obvious, like Strategy Games and RPGs. Others are a bit more interesting, like “Games with Wacky Weapons” and “Games You’d Hang Up On Your Wall.”

Unfortunately the bundles don’t actually save you any more money like they did in past sales. These bundles are more like Steam Discovery, pointing out games you otherwise might not know about. This lets you pick and choose whichever titles you’re interested in.

There’s a nice emphasis on more recent titles for this sale. Here are some of my personal recommendations:

Previous GoG sales have trickled in the bundles every day, as well as including little social games to earn points and free games. None of that is in place for the GoG Spring Sale.

Be on the lookout for any discounts that are 75% or more. Note that a few deals are actually not as low as previous sales. Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition is currently on sale for 50% off. Just last week it was 60%.

The GoG Spring Sale ends March 12 at 3pm Pacific/6 pm Eastern.

Freedom bundle

Grab Over 40 Indie Games for $30 in the Humble Freedom Bundle

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Humble Bundle is long known for compiling video games into largely discounted packs while also allowing consumers to donate portions of the money to selected charities. Over the years Humble Bundle has provided some astonishingly good deals but the latest bundle, called the Freedom Bundle, may be their best ever.

The Freedom Bundle is Humble’s bold stance against the United States’ current tumultuous political landscape. Specifically the recent attempt at a “Muslim Ban” by the Trump administration. “We humbly remember that the United States is a nation of immigrants, and we proudly stand with developers, authors, and charities that champion liberty and justice for all,” states Humble.

More than just words, Humble is sending 100% of the payments from this bundle to charities. Specifically the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the International Rescue Committee, and Doctors Without Borders. Humble is also matching contributions up to $300,000.

“We chose these three organizations because of the inspiring work they do in providing humanitarian assistance to refugees and displaced people as well as in defense of justice, human rights, and civil rights,” states Humble.

The bundle includes over 40 of some of the best indie games from the last few years, as well as some eBooks and digital graphic novels. Highlights include Stardew Valley, The Witness, Super Meat Boy, Mushroom 11, Nuclear Throne, Invisible Inc, The Stanley Parable, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery, and Song of the Deep. This is an excellent collection for anyone who plays games on PC and would make a nice Indie Game Starter Kit.

Unlike past pay-what-you-want bundles you’ll need to pay a minimum of $30 to receive the full Freedom Bundle. You can certainly pay more, however. The current unnamed top donation sits at $3,000. Over three million has already been raised.

All the games can be redeemed on Steam, with a few offering DRM-free versions through GoG. All games are available for Windows with a few offering Mac and Linux versions; check individual games for compatibility. The Freedom Bundle deal expires in one week, ending Feb. 20.