Welcome to Vol. 3 of Hump Day Happy Deals. For previous Happy Deals, check out the past entries. Once again, the deals are more book centric, but this time around, I have one video game to show. So, let’s see what we got…
Bought for $5
This is the third book in the T2 trilogy and the last one I needed, so obviously, I needed to pick up the last one in the series and it was brand new as well.
Synopsis: Return to the blockbuster Terminator universe, with the untold adventures of Sarah and John Connor!
The future war is now. Hiding out in Alaska, Sarah and John Connor,
along with ex-counter-terrorist agent Dieter von Rossbach, are playing a
waiting game–trying to live their lives, but ever watchful of
Cyberdyne and Skynet. Believing that John′s love Wendy sacrificed
herself to successfully stop Skynet from becoming sentient, they think
humanity may finally have a chance.
Until the US government
announces that they will put all military forces under the command of a
brand-new, extremely powerful Artificial Intelligence named Skynet.
Racing desperately to alert their allies and prepare, the Connors
discover that Wendy′s sacrifice was in vain. Skynet is sentient, and is
ready to terminate the human nuisance once and for all. As the nuclear
fallout begins, a brave band of resistance fighters, led by John Connor,
starts the long fight against Skynet. The rise of the machines is here,
and this time, there is no preventing Judgment Day.
The second book in the Meg series and one I’m super happy to finally find. I loved the first book and will have to read it again and put up a review sometime.
Synopsis: Its appetite is
ravenous. Its teeth scalpel-sharp. Its power unstoppable as it smashes
the steel doors holding it in a Monterey Aquarium. For the first time,
the captive twenty-ton Megalodon shark has tasted human blood, and it
wants more. On the other side of the world, in the silent depths of the
ocean, lies the Marianas Trench, where the Megalodon has spawned since
the dawn of time. Paleo-biologist Jonas Taylor once dared to enter this
perilous cavern. He alone faced a MEG and cut its heart out. He still
wears the painful scars of that encounter. Now, as the body count rises
and the horror of a monster’s attack grips the California coast, Jonas
must begin the hunt again. But to do that means returning to the dark
terror of the trench…where the MEG is waiting. Using himself as bait,
Jonas will enter the ultimate battle–a fight to he death between man
and beast in the darkest recesses of the ocean, and a fight for sanity
from the depths of this own tormented soul.
Bought for $4
I also picked up the fourth book in the Meg series. Good day to Meg fans, such as myself.
Synopsis: The most fearsome predators in history…are no longer history.
The Philippine Sea Plate: The most unexplored realm on the planet. Hidden beneath its primordial crust lies the remains of the Panthalassa, an ocean that dates back 220 million years. Vast and isolated, the Panthalassa is inhabited by nightmarish sea creatures long believed extinct.
Tanaka Institute, Monterey, CA: Four
years have passed since Angel, the 76-foot, 100,000 pound Megalodon,
birthed a litter of pups far too numerous and aggressive to keep in one
pen. Fortunately, a Dubai royal prince who is building the largest
aquarium in the world seeks to purchase two of the “runts”—if Jonas
Taylor’s twenty-one year-old son, David, will be their handler. Jonas
reluctantly agrees, and David is off to Dubai for the summer of his
life, not realizing that he is being set up to lead an expedition that
will hunt down and capture the most dangerous creatures ever to inhabit
Bought for $4
It’s pretty awful that I haven’t read a single Bourne book yet, but I still pick them up when I see them. I keep saying one day I’ll read them, right after I read the other billion books I own.
Synopsis: The man Jason Bourne
fishes out of the freezing sea is near death, half-drowned and bleeding
profusely from a gunshot wound. He awakens with no memory of who he is
or why he was shot-and Bourne is eerily reminded of his own amnesia.
Then Bourne discovers that the Mossad agent named Rebeka is so
determined to find this injured man that she has gone off the grid, cut
her ties to her agency, and is now being stalked by Mossad’s most feared
killer. Do the answers to these mysteries lie back in southeast
Lebanon, in a secret encampment to which Bourne and Rebeka escaped
following a firefight weeks ago? The complex trail links to the
mission given to Treadstone directors Peter Marks and Soraya Moore: find
the semi-mythic terrorist assassin known as Nicodemo. In the course
of Bourne’s desperate, deadly search for a secret that will alter the
future of the entire world, he will experience both triumph and loss,
and his life will never be the same. Now everything turns on the
amnesiac. Bourne must learn his identity and purpose before both he and
Rebeka are killed. From Stockholm to Washington, D.C., from Mexico City
to Beijing, the web of lies and betrayals extends into a worldwide
conspiracy of monumental proportions.
Bought for $5
Another Dexter book to add to my collection. I’ve read the first one, Darkly Dreaming Dexter and enjoyed it, but not as much as the show.
Synopsis: The macabre, witty New York Times
bestselling series (and inspiration for the #1 Showtime series, Dexter)
continues as our darkly lovable killer matches wits with a sadistic
artiste–who is creating bizarre murder tableaux of his own all over
Miami. After his surprisingly glorious honeymoon in Paris, life is
almost normal for Dexter Morgan. Married life seems to agree with him:
he’s devoted to his bride, his stomach is full, and his homicidal
hobbies are nicely under control. But old habits die hard–and Dexter’s
work as a blood spatter analyst never fails to offer new temptations
that appeal to his offbeat sense of justice…and his Dark Passenger
still waits to hunt with him in the moonlight.
The discovery of a
corpse (artfully displayed as a sunbather relaxing on a Miami beach
chair) naturally piques Dexter’s curiosity and Miami’s finest realize
they’ve got a terrifying new serial killer on the loose. And Dexter, of
course, is back in business.
Bought for $26
Retails for $40, it just came out yesterday and I managed to pick up the latest Killzone game for the Vita, for a measly $26! Thanks E3 Future Shop deals. Hopefully I find some time to play, in between Splinter Cell Blacklist and the upcoming GTA game.
Mercenary proides a new perspective on the Killzone Universe. You’re
not simply an Army grunt folling orders – you’re freelance gun for
hire, a merc – a soldier of fortune – someone who doesn’t play by the
rules or fight for any particular flag. They’re in it for the cheddar.
Ther. The client might
enumerate the objective, but he won’t tell you how to do your job. You
formulate your own tactics and choose your own weapons; so long as you
get the job done. The game provides a full single player Campaign,
spread over 9 missions. In addition to the primary missions, there is a
new Contracts mode, offering an additional 27 sets of objectives. You
select from three difficulty settings; Recruit Trooper and Veteran. The
harder the difficulty selected the higher the rewards earned.
Well that’s it for another edition of Hump Day Happy Deals. You can look forward to next Wednesday for even more great finds, which I bet will be full of more books and more games, which I pretty much can guarantee it will be.