With E3 behind us, we've now gotten a look at many of the games coming later this year (or, in many cases, 2015 and beyond). With a few exceptions, like Entwined, Dead Rising 3's DLC, and the Destiny alpha, the event hasn't left you with anything more to play right now--and that's where the GOG Summer Sale comes in.
As is always the case with GOG, every game sold through the site is DRM-free. That means you can download and play these games offline and never have to worry about using the site again (although it is working on an optional, Steam-style client, GOG Galaxy, for those who want such a thing). "Almost all" of the site's catalog has had its price dropped by at least 50 percent; in many cases, discounts go as high as 90 percent, and giveaways are planned for some point during the sale.
Similar to Steam sales (word has it that service will be offering its own summer sale soon, too), there are daily deals that rotate in every day and flash deals that change every few hours. As of this writing, the flash deals include Hotline Miami for $2 (which is worth more than this just to listen to its soundtrack, let alone play it), Beyond Good & Evil for $2.50, The Swapper for $3, Dyad for $3, and Outlast for $5.
More notable at the moment are the daily bundles. The RollerCoaster Tycoon series--encompassing the first three games, complete with expansion packs--is $9 right now, and the Dungeons & Dragon Masterset--including Baldur's Gate 1 and 2, Neverwinter Nights 1 and 2, Icewind Dale 1 and 2, and more--for $21. These are offered at 75 and 80 percent discounts, respectively, or you can opt to buy individual games from either one at a lower discount. But what's laudable about the way the bundles work is that, if you already own games from either one, you don't lose out: You can buy the remaining games at the full discount.
|Chris Pereira is a freelance writer for GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @TheSmokingManX|
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