Original Bundle of Nerves scares up a rad batch of RPGs, Humble Comics Bundle goes all Top Cow
Two pretty rad bundles going on right now you might be interested in. The first, The Original Bundle of Nerves from Bundle of Holding, contains Don’t Rest Your Head, Dread, Kingdom of Nothing, Murderous Ghosts and Murderous Ghosts: Northampton State Hospital for $6.95. Dread, in particular, has developed quite a following for its Jenga-based central mechanic. If you pay more than the upgrade price you also get The Demolished Ones, Don’t Lose Your Mind, Don’t Read This Book, The Final Girl, Ocean and Spookybeans. If you are looking for a scary game to play over Halloween, you might well be able to be able to find something here.
If you’re in the market for something a little less spooky, you might check out Humble Bundle’s Udderly Gigantic Bundle, which includes way more comics than I am going to list here. I’ve been interested in checking out some of Top Cow’s ‘core’ stuff for a while, and this bundle looks like a good way to do it. The main, pay-what-you-want bundle contains eight volumes of Witchblade and six volumes of Artifacts (plus more), paying above the average adds (among others) Rising Stars and four volumes of The Darkness, and paying at least $15 adds Switch #1, IXth Generation issue 6, and three volumes of Sunstone. All of that to say, you could read this for a long, long time.
I continue to try to work through my video game backlog. It’s tough, but I still feel like I’m making progress. I’m most of the way through Pillars of Eternity and recently loaded up The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux. I don’t know what I expected from Ethan Carter, but it wasn’t this. It’s a gorgeous game that lets you wander its world uncovering the mystery of what happened. From what I’ve read, it’s also pretty short, which is nice for backlog purposes. Pillars, of course, is gigantic and makes me wonder about getting to the point where I am trying to beat a game not because I still have something artistically to get from it, but because I need to ‘beat’ it. Of course, on the playgrounds of yore, that was always the brag: I’ve beaten that game. But games were fairly short for the most part and I had more free time. I created a tab on Steam for completed games and – at 29 hours – I may be willing to cross Pillars off the list. I love the games that it is paying homage to, but I’m not sure I would have the time and patience for those anymore, either, to be perfectly honest. I’m also trying to read more, challenging myself to read more (and more outside of my comfort zone) to complete a book every two weeks for the rest of the year. That should break down most books into small enough chunks to be manageable.
What are your plans for Halloween? Gaming? Have you played Dread? Drop me a line in the comments.