Steam Sale: Unforeseen Consequences

So, ’twas the season not too long ago, and at the end of one of The 1st 10 Minutes’ earlier episodes, Steve made mention his intention to get festive and fill Tony and Aaron’s stockings with some of the less pricey offerings in the Steam Sale, especially if they were titles on their wishlist. Tony and Aaron thought it was such a great idea that they decided to get in on the merriment as well.

It had a harmless origin, but what began as a kind and generous gesture among friends soon became a far different beast. You see, a thought began to collectively grow in Steve, Tony and Aaron’s heads, a thought that any game gifted could at some point be rolled, and be played, and be talked about on The 1st 10 Minutes. And why stop at interesting titles on one’s wishlist when there was a veritable smorgasbord of titles all available for less than a dollar when the sleigh bells were ringing and the snow was glistening. Remember last Christmas when I gave you my heart? Well, this Christmas I’m giving you a warehouse and logistics simulator set in Hell.

It wasn’t all in the name of evil, though. They may have given each other some turkeys, but they’re turkeys they felt were worth talking about. And that’s the theme that runs through all of these titles. Good or bad, they were gifts that they felt could generate some interesting discussion in future episodes. Like it or not, that unicorn farm game is really popular, and it would be interesting to have a crack at analysing why that is.

So get familiar with the following lists, folks, because who knows? An unforeseen consequence could be just around the corner. See you soon, everyone.

 

Steve’s Unforeseen Consequences

4PM

Actual Sunlight

Alex Hunter – Lord of the Mind

Alien Rage

Bad Rats: The Rats Revenge

BeatBlasters III

Cortex Command

Costume Quest 2

Crash Time 2

DEFCON

Door Kickers

Ether One

Evil Pumpkin: The Lost Halloween

Far Cry 4

Flower Shop: Summer in Fairbrook

Gunman Clive

Hexcells

Hyper Fighters

Monster Challenge Circus

Monster Loves You!

Mount Your Friends

Orc Attack

Pixel Piracy

Planetary Annihilation

Postal II Complete

Postal III

Revelations 2012

Secret of the Magic Crystals

ShaderTool

Sparkle 2 Evo: Soundtrack Edition

Squishy the Suicidal Pig

The Ball

The Flying Dutchman

The Typing of the Dead: Overkill Collection

They Breathe

Tower of Gun

Turbo Dismount

Uriel’s Chasm

Valiant Hearts: The Great War / Soldats Onconnus: Mémoires de la Grande Guerre

Viscera Cleanup Detail: Santa’s Rampage

Warehouse and Logistics Simulator

Warehouse and Logistics Simulator: Hell’s Warehouse

World Basketball Tycoon

Year Walk

Ziggurat

 

Tony’s Unforeseen Consequences

4PM

Actual Sunlight

Assault Android Cactus

Bad Rats: The Rats Revenge

Blade Kitten

Claire

Cold Fear

Crash Time III

Crypt Of The NecroDancer

Dark Matter

Dead Bits

Dinner Date

Divinity: Original Sin

English Country Tune

Ghostbusters: The Videogame

Mount Your Friends

Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)

Neverending Nightmares

Ninja Blade

Puzzle Dimension

Revelations 2012

Sanctum 2

Secret Of The Magic Crystals

Sokobond

Super Killer Hornet: Resurrection

They Breathe

Toki Tori

Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.

Vanguard Princess

Zeno Clash

 

Aaron’s Unforeseen Consequences

4PM

Among the Sleep

BloodRayne

Bully: Scholarship Edition

Car Mechanic Simulator 2014

Crypt of the Necrodancer

Darwinia

Depth

Don’t Starve Together

Dracula 2: The Last Sanctuary

Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon

Dracula 4 and 5 – Special Steam Edition

Dracula: The Resurrection

Five Nights at Freddy’s

Five Nights at Freddy’s 2

Flower Shop: Winter in Fairbrook

Ghostbusters: The Video Game

Ghost Master

Gumboy Tournament

Hatoful Boyfriend

McPixel

Metro 2033 Redux

Metro: Last Light Redux

Miasmata

Mount Your Friends

Necronomicon: The Dawning of Darkness

Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)

New York Bus Simulator

Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart

No Time to Explain

One Way Heroics

Onikira: Demon Killer

Organ Trail: Director’s Cut

ORION: Prelude

Pro Cycling Manager 2013

Puddle

Redshirt

Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches

Roundabout

Slender: The Arrival

Sneaky Sneaky

Stranded (???)

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

The Novelist

The Old City: Leviathan

This War of Mine

Uplink

Viscera Cleanup Detail

Viscera Cleanup Detail: Santa’s Rampage

Winged Sakura: Mindy’s Arc

World of Diving

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Ys I

Ys II

Zeno Clash

Ziggurat

Holiday Content!

As we mentioned at the end of Episode 002, we’re all over the place for Christmas this week, so there is no podcast.

Instead, we thought we’d take advantage of the annual Holiday Steam Sale and to make some recommendations for games that we feel are under-played, and perhaps under-appreciated.

You can view these recommendations on our newly established Steam Curator page, or directly from our website via the Steam Curator category.

Get some great deals while the sale is still running, and we’ll be back next week with Episode 003!