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  1. The Ultimate Writing Book Bundle:

    • Envy
    • Pride
    • Where a Dobdob Meets a Dikdik

    $10.00+:

    • Bibliophile's Devotional
    • Big Book Of Words You Should Know To Sound Smart
    • Everything Guide to Writing a Romance Novel
    • Gluttony
    • Gobbledygook
    • Greed

    $18.00+:

    • Everything Guide to Writing Graphic Novels
    • Everything Writing Poetry Book
    • Write Like Hemingway
    • Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Writers
    • Style & Circumstance
    • Words You Should Know How to Spell
    • Lust
    • Sloth
    • Wrath

    $30.00+:

    • Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction
    • Plot Whisperer
    • 1-Minute Writer
    • Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need
    • Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts
    • Hire Me, Hollywood!
    • 101 Habits of Highly Successful Novelists
    • 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters, 10th Anniversary Edition
    • 1001 Letters for All Occasions
    • Everything Guide to Comedy Writing
    • Everything Guide to Writing Your First Novel
    • Call of the Writer's Craft
    • Everything Creative Writing Book
    • Everything Guide to Writing Children's Books
    • Write That Book Already!
    • Everything Improve Your Writing Book
    • Screenwriting in the Land of Oz
    • Script Tease
    • Tao of Writing
    • Write.
    • Grammar Sucks
    • Only Writing Series You'll Ever Need Screenwriting
    • Cup of Comfort for Writers
    • Everything Guide to Writing a Book Proposal
    • Everything Guide to Writing Nonfiction
    • A Writer's Space

  2. History Buff by Chronicle Books Bundle:

    • Veterans: Faces of World War II
    • Lincoln Memorial
    • Bosom Buddies

    $10.00+:

    • She Can Really Lay It Down
    • Cold War Hothouses
    • Monarchs of England
    • Terminal Bar
    • Artists, Writers, Thinkers

    $19.00+:

    • Ghost Army of WW2
    • No Compromise
    • Madman's Library
    • Phantom Atlas
    • Bad Girls Throughout History
    • WEB Du Bois's Data Portraits
    • Legendary Ladies
    • Which Side of History?
    • Art of Instruction
    • Super Graphic
    • Cartographies of Time
    • Minard System
    • The Art of the Political Putdown
    • Incredible Women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
    • Psychobook
    • This is What Democracy Looked Like
    • This Land is My Land
    • All Hail the Queen
    • The Lovings
    • War Plan Red

  3. Kingdom Two Crowns at 60% off: $7.99 to $20.61 (51% off) depending on edition. Soundtrack on sale at 60% off.
    Citystate II at 25% off: $18.74.

    Midweek Madness:
    Edge of Eternity at 40% off: $17.99 or $29.70 for the Digital Deluxe Edition. (OCC Review)
    Chucklefish Strategy Bundle at 62% off: $18.51. Individual titles on sale at 50% or $80% off.
    Thunderfull World Sale
    Red Solstice 2: Survivors at 40% off: $17.99 to $27.85 (35% off) depending on bundle. Two DLC on sale at 20% off.
    Solasta: Crown of the Magister at 50% off: $19.99 to $35.97 (40% off) depending on edition.


  4. Fan Faves and New Hits by Dynamite Comic Bundle:

    • Masks Vol 1 (Writer: Chris Roberson, Art: Dennis Calero, Alex Ross)
    • The Twilight Zone Vol 1 (Writer: J. Michael Straczynski, Art: Guiu Vilanova)
    • Vampirella Master Series Vol 1 (Writer: Grant Morrison, Mark Millar, Art: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti)

    $10.00+:

    • Project Superpowers: Blackcross
    • Nancy Drew #1 - 5 (Writer: Kelly Thompson, Art: Jenn St-Onge)
    • Sheena Vol 1: Queen Of The Jungle (Writer: Marguerite Bennett, Christina Trujillo, Art: Moritat, M.L. Sanapo)
    • Vampirella Master Series Vol 2 - 4 (Writer: Warren Ellis, Art: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti)
    • The Lone Ranger Vol 3 #1 - 3 (Writer: Mark Russell, Art: Bob Quinn)
    • Battlestar Galactica Classic Vol 1 (Writer: Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Art: Cezar Razek)
    • Battlestar Galactica Classic Vol 2: Cyclon Apocalypse (Writer: Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Art: Cezar Razek)
    • Bettie Page Vol 2 #1 (Writer: David Avallone, Art: Julius Ohta)
    • Chaos: Highway to Hell (Writer: Tim Seeley, Art: Mirka Andolfo)
    • Ex-Con Vol. 1: Fading Lights #1-5
    • Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: Welcome To The Jungle (Writer: Jim Butcher, Art: Ardian Syaf)
    • Kevin Smith's Green Hornet Vol 1: Sins Of The Father (Writer: Kevin Smith, Art: Jonathan Lau)
    • Kevin Smith's Green Hornet Vol 2: Wearing O' The Green (Kevin Smith)

    $18.00+:

    • Tales Of Army of Darkness One-Shot (Writer: Various, Art: Various)
    • Will Eisner's The Spirit: The Spirit Returns (Writer: Matt Wagner, Art: Eric Powell, Dan Schkade, Brennan Wagner)
    • Vampirella Master Series Vol 5 - 8 (Writer: Kurt Busiek, Art: Dave Cockrum, Louis LaChance, Louis Small Jr.)
    • American Flagg Definitive Collection
    • Ash VS. The Army of Darkness (Writer: Chad Bowers, Chris Sims, Art: Mauro Vargas)
    • Battlestar Galactica Vol 1 (Greg Pak)
    • Battlestar Galactica Vol 2 (Greg Pak)
    • Battlestar Galactica Vol 3 (Greg Pak and Nigel Raynor)
    • Game of Thrones #1 - 4 (George R.R. Martin)
    • Galactica 1980 (Writer: Marc Guggenheim, Art: Cezar Razek)
    • Grand Passion #1-5
    • Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: Fool Moon Vol 1 - 2 (Writer: Jim Butcher, Mark Powers, Art: Chase Conley)

    $25.00+:

    • John Wick #1 - 3 (Writer: Greg Pak, Art: Giovanni Valletta)
    • Skin & Earth (Writer: Lights, Art: Lights)
    • Swords Of The Swashbucklers (Writer: Bill Mantlo, Art: Colleen Doran, Jackson Guice, Geoff Isherwood)
    • Undisputed Street Fighter (Writer: Steve Hendershot, Tim Lapetino, Art: Various)
    • Art of Atari (Writer: Tim Lapetino, Art: Various)
    • Barbarella Vol 1 (Writer: Mike Carey, Art: Jorge Fornes, Kenan Yarar)
    • Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: Storm Front Vol 1 - 2 (Writer: Jim Butcher, Mark Powers, Art: Ardian Syaf)
    • The Boys Omnibus Vol. 1 (Writer: Garth Ennis, Artist: Darick Robertson)
    • Dreadstar Omnibus (Writer: Jim Starlin, Art: Jim Starlin)
    • Django/Zorro Collection (Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner)
    • Elvira #1 - 3 (Writer: David Avallone, Art: Dave Acosta)
    • Bob's Burgers Vol. 1 (Writer: Various, Art: Various)
    • Bob's Burgers Vol 2: Medium Rare (Writer: Various, Art: Various)
    • John Carter: The End (Writer: Alex Cox, Brian Wood, Art: Hayden Sherman)
    • Mark Waid's The Green Hornet Vol 1 - 2 (Writer: Mark Waid, Art: Ronilson Freire, Daniel Indro)
    • Neil Gaiman's The Last Temptation (Neil Gaiman)
    • Red Sonja (Gail Simone) Vol 1 - 3 (Writer: Gail Simone, Art: Walter Geovani, Jenny Frison)
    • Swords of Sorrow: The Complete Saga (Writer: Gail Simone, Art: Various)

  5. Pistol Whip at 35% off: $19.49 or $30.39 (42% off) with the soundtrack. Sountrack also on sale at 35% off.
    Urtuk: The Desolation at 33% off: $13.39 or $16.54 with the Soundtrack.


  6. Back in Mad Max for this week as I continue clearing a section, but next time I should be progressing the missions. In any case, the video is uploading now and will go live at the usual time tomorrow.


  7. Adrenaline Rush Bundle:

    • Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West

    BTA:

    • GRIP: Combat Racing
    • GRIP: Combat Racing - Nyvoss Garage Kit (DLC)
    • GRIP: Combat Racing - Terra Garage Pack (DLC)
    • GRIP: Combat Racing - Cygon Garage Kit (DLC)
    • GRIP: Combat Racing - Vintek Garage Pack (DLC)
    • Miscreated
    • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

    $11.00+:

    • BIGFOOT Early Access
    • Visage
    • Second Extinction

  8. DOOM Eternal at 67% off: $19.79 or $29.69 for the Deluxe Edition. The Ancient Gods DLC and Year One Pass at 50% off.
    Mindustry at 25% off: $4.49.

    Weekend Deals (cont.):
    Risk of Rain 2 at 40% off: $14.99


  9. It is the end of the week again, and so it is time to go through the press releases that have arrived in my inbox. As it turns out, this week has been fairly light for video game news, but we do still have some to cover, starting with some from 1047 Games. The studio has shared some information for Splitgate's November update, which will include significant changes to creating custom games, including the ability to save the game mode to a file, for easy loading later. Selecting maps and current game modes will also be easier thanks to a UI change placing them into lists, instead of needing to cycle through each value. A more significant change, however, is the ability to configure the teams differently, making asymmetric custom games possible. For example, one team could have increased health but without the ability to create portals, while the other has less health, portals, and maybe heavier weaponry too.

    Along with the update's announcement is also the news that November 30 is the final day of Season 0's battle pass. If there is any content you want from that, you have the remainder of this month to unlock it. Just because Season 0 is ending, does not mean we are reaching the 1.0 release of the game, as the new season starting December 1 will be a preseason refresh with new content and a new battle pass. Splitgate 1.0 is currently aiming for a 2022 release.

     

     

    Source: Press Release (1047 Games - Splitgate)


    Devolver Digital was founded in 2009 and this week became a publicly traded company on AIM, a sub-market London Stock Exchange. While this is certainly a significant move from being a privately held company, the publisher's employees are still the majority owners. This change will bring in additional revenue for the company to continue doing what it does, and to enable partnerships it could not previously. According to GamesIndustry.biz, Devolver raised about $261 million when its stock went live and Sony Interactive Entertainment intends to make a 5% investment into the company. It will be interesting to see what all this will enable for the company that specializes in publishing indie titles, as now they will have more money to throw at the projects, and with this being Devolver Digital, I would not be surprised if they do, literally throw money at developers.

    Source: Devolver Digital and GamesIndustry.biz


    Next up is some news from Techland as it continues to share information on the upcoming Dying Light 2, this time with another episode of Dying 2 Know More with a special focus on the Lawan characters. Previously introduced along with the announcement of Rosario Dawson playing her, Lawan will be one of the major in-game characters players will interact with, and your decisions will impact hers as the story continues. Having survived in the City, Lawan has had to become strong and independent to survive, but is still haunted by her past, which is part of the character's complexity. She also has a special kill list and it would be best to keep playable character Aiden Caldwell off of it. As was revealed in a previous announcement, Lawan's quest for vengeance will be among what your decisions will affect.

    Dying Light 2 is scheduled to release February 4, 2022 for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, and on the Nintendo Switch via the Cloud Version.

     

     

    Source: Press Release (Techland – Dying Light 2)


    Rounding off the game news is an item from Ubisoft as Ghost Recon Breakpoint is free to play until November 7 on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, and Google Stadia. All of the base game will be accessible as well as the Operation Motherland update. With this update Karen Bowman, a friend of the Ghosts, arrives and is there to help turn the technology of Auroa over to the Outcasts under Harui Ito. The island has become the center of a global conflict over the technology, but the Outcasts are a neutral force and so may reduce the growing tensions, assuming the new enemies you encounter do not stop you.

    In addition to the new story elements, the update also adds Conquest Mode to the game's story mode. This challenges players to conquer areas of Auroa by completely various destabilization missions, such as removing surveillance and reducing enemy presence, both of which impact the world around you.

    Naturally any progress you make during the free weekend will carry over if you decide to purchase the full game.

    Source: Ubisoft (Ghost Recon Breakpoint)



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  10. Live like a Samurai Book Bundle:

    • Cultivating Ch'i
    • Bushido (Graphic Novel)
    • The 36 Strategies of the Martial Arts

    $10.00+:

    • The Essence of Budo
    • The 47 Ronin
    • Samurai Wisdom Stories
    • Budo Mind and Body
    • The Swordsman's Handbook

    $18.00+:

    • The Art of Peace
    • Hagakure
    • The Unfettered Mind
    • T'ai Chi Classics
    • The Art of War
    • The Book of Five Rings
    • The Life-Giving Sword
    • Training the Samurai Mind
    • Zen Bow, Zen Arrow
    • In the Dojo
    • The Way of Judo
    • Musashi (A Graphic Novel)
    • The Demon's Sermon on the Martial Arts
    • The Sword of No-Sword
    • Budoshoshinshu
    • Walking the Kiso Road

  11. T-Minus 30 at 25% off: $7.49.
    State of Mind at 90% off: $1.99. DLC on sale at 83% off.

    Weekend Deals:
    Deep Rock Galactic at 50% off: $14.99 to $41.12 (57% off) depending on edition. Most DLC on sale at 50% off.
    HITMAN 2 at 80% off: $11.95 or $19.99 for the Gold Edition. DLc on sale at 50% to 80% off. (OCC Review)
    THQ Nordic Racing Games Sale
    Hypetrain Digital Publisher Weekend.


  12. Unlock the Secrets of Game Design Book Bundle

    • Basics of Game Design
    • Storytelling for Interactive Digital Media and Video Games
    • On the Way to Fun: An Emotion-Based Approach to Successful Game Design

    $10.00+:

    • Buttonless: Incredible iPhone and iPad Games and the Stories Behind Them
    • The Animator's Eye: Adding Life to Animation with Timing, Layout, Design, Color and Sound
    • Honoring the Code: Conversations with Great Game Designers
    • Game Design Theory: A New Philosophy for Understanding Games
    • 20 Essential Games to Study

    $18.00+:

    • Learn to Play: Designing Tutorials for Video Games
    • High Score! Expanded: The Illustrated History of Electronic Games 3rd Edition
    • Comedy for Animators
    • Directing for Animation: Everything You Didn't Learn in Art School by Tony Bancroft (Director of Mulan)
    • Digital Mayhem 3D Landscape Techniques: Where Inspiration, Techniques and Digital Art Meet
    • Independent Animation: Developing, Producing and Distributing Your Animated Films
    • Game Magic: A Designer's Guide to Magic Systems in Theory and Practice
    • Punk Playthings: Provocations for 21st Century Game Makers
    • Reverse Design: Diablo II

  13. Maps Bonanza Software Bundle:

    • Modern Mapper
    • The Age of Exploration
    • Dungeons & Floorplans

    BTA:
    Fantasy World Mapper
    Fantasy City Mapper
    The Age of Cthulhu

    • Science Fiction Mapper

    $25.00+:

    • Campaign Cartographer 3+ One Year License
    • Symbols: Cities of Schley
    • Cosmographer 3+
    • Traveller RPG support
    • Source Maps: Cities!

    $30.00+:

    • Fractal Terrains 3+
    • Campaign Cartographer 3+ Lifetime License (Replaces 1 year license or a $20 store voucher)
    • World Builder's Compendium
    • Unique new collection
    • Symbols: Dungeons of Schley

  14. Settlers Franchise at 55% off: $17.52. Individual titles at 50% off.
    Legend Bowl at 15% off: $16.99.

    Midweek Madness:
    PC Building Simulator at 60% off: $7.99 to $48.19 (40% off) depending on Edition. DLC on sale at 10% or 50% off. (OCC Review)
    Generation Zero at 73% off: $6.74 to $19.88 (60% off) depending on edition. DLC on sale for 20% to 40% off.
    Arizona Sunshine at 67% off: $9.89 or $12.41 (71% off) for the Deluxe Edition. DLC on sale at 50% off.
    For Honor at 60% off: $5.99 to $24.99 (75% off) depending on Edition.


  15. Parkitect at 33% off: $20.09 or $32.28 for the Deluxe edition. Two of the DLC on sale at 15% and 25% off.
    I am an Air Traffic Controller 4 at 50% off: $29.99. DLC on sale at 10% off.


  16. Numenera Book Bundle:

    • Numenera Discovery (Corebook)
    • Numenera Destiny (Corebook)
    • Technology Compendium: Sir Arthour's Guide to the Numenera
    • Ninth World Bestiary
    • Into the Night
    • Weird Discoveries
    • The Nightcraft
    • Maps of the Ninth World

    $8.00+:

    • Numenera Player's Guide
    • Ninth World Bestiary 2
    • Torment: The Explorer's Guide
    • Into the Deep
    • The Devil's Spine
    • Love and Sex in the Ninth World
    • The Octopi of the Ninth World
    • Beyond All Worlds
    • Taking the Narrative by the Tail

    $15.00+:

    • Ninth World Guidebook
    • Into the Outside
    • Jade Colossus
    • Escape from the Jade Colossus
    • In Strange Aeons: Lovecraftian Numenera
    • In Alternate Dimensions
    • Injecting the Weird
    • Into the Violet Vale
    • Skein of the Blackbone Bride
    • The Hideous Game
    • Vortex

  17. Just finished recording in Satisfactory and the video is uploading now to go live at the usual time tomorrow. Update 5 is definitely a good one, even if I don't do a good job demonstrating that with its many QOL improvements and additions.


  18. Aspyr 25th Anniversary Bundle:

    • Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered

    BTA:

    • Lightmatter
    • Morkredd
    • Layers of Fear: Masterpiece Edition

    $12.00+:

    • Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth - The Collection
    • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
    • BioShock Infinite
    • BioShock Infinite - Season Pass

  19. Hunt: Showdown at 50% off: $19.99 to $79.97 (65% off) depending on Edition. DLC on sale for 10% to 70% off.
    Malum at 20% off: $3.99.

    Weekend Deals (cont.):
    Conan Exiles at 60% off: $15.99 to $104.95 (37% off) depending on Edition. Most DLC on sale for 10% or 25% off.

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