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$20 Game of the Week: Green Everyday Special Part One

This week as you know, is Thanksgiving. The day after of course, is Black Friday. So the day after you spend a day being thankful for the things you got, you’ll no doubt spend cash on things you don’t need. Many of you however will loathe this event, either because you wish to show solidarity with the retail worker strikers, you’re low on cash, or you wish to avoid the insanity of the frenzied crowds. Even so, you’ll be envious of the deals that you could be cashing in on. Fear not, ya boys at Powet got your back. We got two editions of $20 GOTW coming this week. These games, as always are either at or below the $20 mark year round, so there is no need to get up early, stand in line, or fight through crowds. Matter of fact, you can cash in on them now. These games are downloadable and/or can be ordered from all major online retailers, so there is no need to leave the house. I’m gonna call this, Green Everyday. You’re welcome by the way.
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Action Arcade Wrestling 2 Developer’s Blogs

Last week we took a look at the new features in WWE 13. I know a lot of you are disenchanted with the mainstream videogame wrestling scene, so here is something for you too! The developer of $20GTOW alumni Action Arcade Wrestling is hard at work on the sequel to the Xbox Indie smash hit. Every aspect of the game is being improved, from the create a wrestler to the animations. Check out the developer’s first video blog up above, and the other 3 below. This may not be the rebirth of No Mercy, but the developer is packing some really cool stuff in this game. Also of interest is ProWrestling X, a PC game inspired by classic N64 wrestling titles. It’s on Steam Greenlight, so please vote for it so we can have it available on Steam.
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$20 Game of the Week: Amnesia – The Dark Descent(PC, Mac, Linux, OnLive)

Note: This is the second horror-related $20 Game of the Week for this month, keeping up with our Halloween theme. Stay tuned for more interactive horror!


I found that Eternal Darkness sequel you’ve been looking for. Okay, so it may not have the same themes as the Gamecube classic, it’s theme of sanity still remains, and it’s just as disturbing and frightening. If you play, you should follow the developers advice: make sure the room is dark, wear headphones, and keep the gamma level as is. Don’t try to play this game to win so much as immerse yourself in the experience.
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$20 Game of the Week: Eversion (PC)

As we all know, Halloween is this month, so instead of doing one big long horror themes Lost Classics/20 GOTW at the end of the month, I’ll do several smaller $20 GOTW each week of the month and throw in a horror themes Lost Classic and Maximum Letdown as well. This is the first of several horror themed 20GOTWs each week of this month. Most of them will be indie releases, but if you want a good scare, check them out! This week’s game is Zaratustra Productions’ Eversion, an innocent looking platformer, or at least it starts out that way. The Lovecraft quote at the beginning of the game and the developer’s warning that this isn’t for kids should cause some alarm.
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$20 Game of the Week: Rochard (PC, Mac, PSN, Linux)

Seen in the most recent Humble Indie Bundle, Rochard is a 2D Platform/Puzzle hybrid in which players manipulate gravity to solve puzzles and defeat enemies. Playing as John Rochard, you are on a routine space mining mission for the Skyrig Corporation. However, things go wrong pretty quickly, and you find yourself battling Space Bandits and other enemies as you investigate what’s going on. Your main weapon is the G-Lifter, a gun which can manipulate gravity to life objects. You can also control gravity to allow yourself to jump higher, and alter the trajectories of objects. Each of the game’s puzzles revolve around gravity, same way as Portal’s puzzles centered around teleportation and physics. The gameplay is easy to pick up on while challenging enough to keep you engaged. It’s available on Steam and PSN, but you can grab it as part of Humble Bundle 6 until Monday October 1st at 7pm EST.

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$20 Game of the Week: DEFCON – Everybody Dies (PC)


From the people that bought you Uplink comes Defcon, a simple looking, yet complex PC indie game. DEFCON is reminiscent of the computer screens in movies such as WarGames which depict war and human loss as a series of onscreen icons. Your goal is complete destruction of every region that isn’t yours. You make use of combers, nukes, subs, and other weapons to try to blow up the other players’ cities. There are 5 different levels of DEFCON, allowing you access to certain abilities and weaponry so you can plan your strategy. When you reach DEFCON 1, everyone gains access to nukes, at which point all hell breaks loose. This is designed for multiplayer. Although you can play against AI Bots, there is no storyline to speak of. Like Uplink before it, DEFCON’s simplistic graphics disguise some deep gameplay. It’s available on the cheap on most game distribution services, so pick it up and satisfy your evil overlord fantasies.

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$20 Game of the Week: The Binding of Issac (PC)

Blend one part of Legend of Zelda with two parts Roguelike, mix in a tbsp of biblical allegory, and blend with one cup batshit insane, and you have the Binding of Issac. Created by Edmund McMillen, the demented mind behind Super Meat Boy, The Binding of Issac will attract fans with its addictive roguelike gameplay and disturbing plot and setting.


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$20 Game of the Week: Geneforge 1 – 5 (PC)

This $20GOTW comes to us courtesy of Jeff Vogel’s Spiderweb Software. Founded in 1994, the company specializes in RPGs in which gameplay and story take precedence over graphics and sound. The company is also notable for prioritizing Mac development over Windows. Often times, the company develops its games for Macintosh before porting them to Windows. The company’s games are geared towards hardcore RPG fans, and while they lack the bells of whistles of games like Skryim and Dragon Age, their stories and gameplay give mainstream RPG franchises a run for their money. Case in point, Geneforge. While the first Geneforge game was released in 2001, you’d think the game came out in 1987. However, it’s unique gameplay, specifically the ability to summon creatures and create an army of your own, were ahead of its time.
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