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Gaming and Me

It’s an appropriate time to do this blog because the Steam Summer Sale just launched yesterday and runs until June 30th.  There are daily deals, low prices and games galore.

My boyfriend and I always budget at least $50 bucks ($25 each) for both the Summer Sale and Winter Sale.

Now this sale is my biggest weakness, who can turn down 60-80% off the games you have wanted all year?

Throughout the year I add things to my steam wish list and when the summer sale comes on, I check daily to see the discounts that are out for them.

I am also a huge Humble Bundle lover. Humble bundle is a monthly and you can pick up 4-7 games for under $10 bucks.  They also have weekly bundles, ebook bundles and a store where you can purchase separate games.

What I/my boyfriend have purchased so far from the Steam Sale,

  • Octodad Dadliest Catch: I have wanted this game for the longest time and it was on sale for 66% off making it only $5.
  • To the Moon: This game is said to be a real emotional journey and who doesn’t love a game that can hit you in the feels. I picked it up for $2.99.
  • The Witcher 2: My boyfriend bought this one because The Witcher 3 is coming out soon so he has to catch up 😉  It was on for 80% off and cost $3.99.   You can also get The Witcher 1 for $1.99 in this sale.

That’s it for purchases so far but it’s only the 2nd day of the sale! 😉

Games I want during the sale:

Portal and Portal 2, they are on sale for 50% off right now or in a bundle deal for $12 but I want to see how low they will go.

Rust, It’s not on sale and retails for $19.99 but a girl can hope that it will go on for sale soon.

Plague Inc Evolved, it’s on sale right now for 33% off making it $10.04 but I want to see how low it will go.

 Let’s talk about my favorite computer games for my macbook. (All pictures are screenshots from my actual gameplay.)

Don’t Starve:

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I absolutely love this game, survival, crazy art and hours of fun. You end up dying a lot but it’s so much fun to explore and try to survive.

 

Octodad: 

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Octopus dad who has a secret.  Complete missions with your clumsy character, endless hours of fun!

Left for Dead 2: 

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Killing zombies all day and night, what’s not to love. I absolutely love the online play and have made some amazing friends on this game.

Little Inferno: 

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I got this game through a humble bundle and I am so happy I picked it up.  It’s a simple concept, follow missions and challenges while burning items in a fire place. You combine different items to gain money and it’s a fun time-waster game with an evil, creepy twist.

Dust: 

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This evil Disney looking game is much more than I expected. My boyfriend gifted it to me on steam and I am so glad he did. I have spent so much time playing it and it has an excellent storyline.

 

These are just a small handful of games that I love. I also enjoy playing console games on the xbox 360/xbox one and ps3/4, etc.

I started out playing games on the NES, maybe I should do a “retro” gaming blog too?  let me know 😉

Gaming is a big part of my life, it’s the entertainment I choose instead of going out to the bar. Now I’m off to show Jakob Octodad,  I have a feeling he is going to love watching me play it.

Cheers,

JMaxwell

 

 

 

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Lover of words, culinary enthusiast, mom to an adorable 5 year old, and changing the world for the better one day at a time.

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