To prepare for his now-legendary portrayal of the Joker in The Dark Knight, Heath Ledger locked himself in a hotel room, scribbled down what he imagined the Joker’s schizophrenic thoughts might sound like, and spent hours practicing that chilling voice and laugh. Luckily, you won’t have to go to quite those lengths to get a taste of insanity – Steam’s got Amnesia: The Dark Descent at 75% off all day! They’ve got other titles on sale as well, but nothing else that will guarantee you a couple of weeks of sleeping with the lights on.
Have you always had a sneaky feeling that you were born to be the dictator of a delightful Caribbean island and have your loving/terrified subjects call you El Presidente? If so, I don’t even know where to begin with you…but here’s some good news. Tropico 4 is free to play on Steam this weekend; and, should you acquire a hankering for the autocratic lifestyle, it’s also discounted to $13.59 (along with all other Tropico titles and DLC) until Monday. For fullest effect, remember to cackle villainously as it downloads.
Are you burdened with an over-abundance of free time? Is all that liberty getting to you? Salvation is at hand, friends, as Steam has announced that The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion will be available at a 50% discount for the rest of the week! For a little under $20, you’ll be getting the Game of the Year editions of these two venerable RPGs, as well as the perfect excuse to not talk to anybody for weeks on end.
If you’re the suspicious sort who believes that things that sound too good to be true usually are, worry not – there is a reason for this alarming generosity; it serves to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Morrowind. There, isn’t that nice? (Also, kudos re: the paranoia; you’ll probably outlive the rest of us.)