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Steam launches weekend indie game Potato Sack sale

We were wondering what was going on at Valve this week when it didn't have any major sales on the Steam download service but late today Steam finally showed its hand. The service has cut the price of 13 indie games under the new Potato Sack bundle.

This new bundle has the following games on sale for 50 percent off their already low prices:

1... 2... 3... KICK IT!
AaAaAA!!! - A Reckless Disregard for Gravity
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Defense Grid: The Awakening
Killing Floor
Super Meat Boy
The Ball
The Wonderful End of the World
Toki Tori

If you buy all 13 games at once you will be able to get them all for just $38.72, a 75 percent price cut from their normal prices if sold separately. There's no word on when this sale will end.

Big Download's News Bits & Bytes - January 21

Wow. Yet another busy day for PC gaming. I know there's a lot of people who are highly skeptical of what Duke Nukem Forever will be like when its finally released. Personally we just want to shoot things and laugh at the inappropriate jokes. If it can deliver on those low expectations we will be happy.

Big Download's News Bits & Bytes - January 14

It's hard to believe but a lot of you reading this have a three day weekend to look forward to. Didn't we just go through a ton of holidays?

Big Download's News Bits & Bytes - January 6

That Razer concept dealie for the mobile PC game device has a ton of potential. They just need to get the right combo of hardware and price and it could sell like hotcakes.

Big Download's News Bits & Bytes - December 17

Just one more shopping week left until The Big Day arrives. Of course we prefer digital gifts and online purchases over rushing around some huge mall with screaming kids and long register lines but that's just us.

Big Download's News Bits & Bytes - December 10-12

Yep, we've been a little slack on the Bits and Bytes side this week. Our sincere apologies for those of you who read this part of the blog. Things should be back on track next week:

Big Download's News Bits & Bytes - December 6

World of Warcraft players get to check out Cataclysm in a few hours here in the US. In the meantime here are some news nuggets to past the time while you are waiting in the queue:

Big Download's News Bits & Bytes - December 3

The holiday season is in full swing now. Lots of gift buying, lots of decorating and lots of TV specials. Oh, and lots of lame Christmas puns.

Rush coming to Steam December 3; demo released

It's been a while since we have seen a PC puzzle game that looks like it's more than just a Bejeweled rip-off. The indie game team at Two Tribes seem to be taking a new look at the genre with its upcoming game Rush. The game is due for release via Steam on Friday, December 3. There's already a demo of the game that you can also get via Steam.

Rush, which comes from the same team that made the innovative platformer-puzzle game Toki Tori, takes place in a fully 3D world. Players have guide squares from one designated origin point to a set point of departure. The trick is to guide the ever moving square to its destination via a series of items like Stops, Conveyor Belts, and more. The $4.99 game will have over 70 levels along with support for Steam achievements and regularly updated bonus levels.

Will Darkstar ever come out? (Part 2)

Last December, we wrote about Darkstar, an independently development multi-media themed adventure game that's been in the works for 10 years. At the time the game's Director/Producer J. Allen Williams would not give a release date even though he stated that the game has been content complete for a year.

Now Fidgit has posted up a massive three part interview with Williams which goes over, in almost nauseating detail, all of the issues that Darkstar has had to deal with in its long development process. At the end of the interview Williams states that the game will finally be released in the fourth quarter of 2010 via download on Steam and other similar sites. Williams also says the game will be released in retail stores in the first quarter of 2011. However plans to use songs from the classic rock group Rush have now been scuttled due to the band's management asking for high prices for the use of the songs. Williams now says that a "custom score of progressive rock music" has been composed to replace the Rush tunes but will not affect the release date.

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