We have an interesting topic of debate this week instead of my usual “BAH! FREE GAMES! LOOK AT ALL THESE DEALS!” introductions that you’ve grown to know and love so well. And believe it or not, but this topic has to do with certain games actually going on sale a bit too soon after their initial release. Intrigued? Well read on!

It’s hard not to notice that three of the biggest game deals going on this weekend over at the App Store are for hot new mobile games like Joe Danger Infinity, Archangel, and Alpha 9, which were all barely released more than a week ago. And for some of these games, the price cuts are pretty dramatic (Archangel in particular went from $4.99 to $1.99 in a manner of days). So the question then becomes: will gamers keep buying Day One mobile releases if the pattern shows they could potentially get the game for far cheaper if they wait a few days?

I could certainly see how something like this could burn loyal gamers who support a developer by buying their new games at full price on the day they come out, so it’s definitely an interesting subject to think about. So why don’t we all mull that over for a bit while we purchase all of the hotly discounted games appearing in the list below, and don’t forget to let us know if there are any others that we may have missed in the comments section!



iOS deals:



The Brutal Bundle on Bundle Stars

Pay only $4.96 to get all of the following great games for use on Steam;

  • Tropico 4
  • Stealth Bastard Deluxe
  • Dungeonbowl
  • Port Royale 3
  • King’s Bounty: Legions True Tactician Ultimate Pack (review)
  • Iron Sky: Invasion
  • Day One: Garry’s Incident
  • Steel Storm: Complete Edition
  • Naval Warfare
  • Earth 2150 Trilogy



The Humble Indie Bundle X (new games added)

The biggest Humble Bundle yet just got even bigger! Pay what you want and get the following great games;

  • To the Moon (review)
  • Joe Danger 2: The Movie
  • Papo & Yo (review)
  • Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (review)

Pay more than the average and also get;

  • Hoard
  • Strike Suit Zero
  • Toki Tori 2+ (review)
  • Reus (review)
  • Surgeon Simulator 2013



GOG.com Winter Quest Fest Weekend Promo

Save 60% on tons of great adventure games, including;



Other deals: