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Welcome to Shoestring gaming, a weekly segment where we try to help you find some great deals on some great games. This week on Shoestring we will be focusing on the weekly steam sales, where every week normally a hundred games or two are discounted for users to browse through and purchase.

Before I begin I would also like to point out that today GOG is finishing their Double Insomnia Promotion where they pit a seasoned game against a fresh game, both at a discount, and see which sells best. Once one of the two games has had 500 copies purchased then a new fresh and seasoned game will be revealed.

Payday 2

Team up for this ultimate coop heist experience!

Starting off this weeks steam sales is Payday 2, a heist game that will allow you to team up with three other players and live out your life long fantasy of taking hostage of an entire store, robbing them blind, and then holding off the police long enough to get away with all of the goods. Some great features of this game include dynamic scenarios, ability trees for your character, weapon modification, the ability to repeat jobs in a different style and of course mask customization. You can currently get Payday 2 for 80% off.

Transistor

Explore this beautiful world as you learn the secrets of the Transistor

If you aren’t as much of a fan of FPS style games and want a beautiful adventure RPG then you can also get Transistor for 66% off. Transistor is a game developed by Supergiant Games, the same team behind Bastion, that gives you the power of the Transistor, a sword cloaked in mystery, as you explore a futuristic sci-fi world in search of its previous owner. Some great features of Transistor is the amount of customization options present while upgrading the Transistor, the beautiful hand painted world and action packed combat.

The Binding of Isaac

Explore the strange depths of the basement as you try to escape your mother!

The last game I’m going to be looking at this week in Shoestring is The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth which is currently 35% off. The Binding of Isaac is an action RPG with rogue like elements set in a randomly generating world. Rebirth is a remake of the original Binding of Isaac and brings with it new features such as a more efficient game engine, new artwork and, new soundtrack and audio. In the Binding of Isaac you get to play as Isaac as you experience the horrors of your basement as your mother, after hearing the voice of god, tries to catch and sacrifice you and it’s your job to ensure that you fight your way to survival!

What do you think of this weeks Shoestring games? Are there any deals that you are planning on picking up? Are there any that you think I have missed?


Andrew Stretch

Events Coordinator

I have been playing all kinds of games for as long as I can remember with a particular interest in action adventure and platforming titles. While I am primarily an Xbox gamer I also spend a fair bit of time on the PS4 and on my PC in VR.