The sack is back with 13 indie hits in one cheap bundle on Steam – but why?

Remember the Potato Sack? Back in April 2011, Valve put 13 popular indie games into a sexy bundle o’ fun, gave it a stupid name and used it to launch a Portal 2 ARG that made everybody mad. I never really understood the whole “potato” angle but there’s something about it that Valve must like, because the Sack Is Back – and nobody knows why.

Here’s what we do know. For $20, you get 1… 2… 3… KICK IT! (Drop That Beat Like an Ugly Baby), AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, AudioSurf, Bit.Trip Beat, Cogs, Defense Grid: The Awakening, Killing Floor, Rush, Super Meat Boy, The Ball, The Wonderful End of the World and Toki Tori, a package of games that would cost over $77 if purchased individually. It’s a pretty sweet deal, and if you already own some of them (or even all of them, if you’re feeling generous) you can gift them to your friends.

But is also begs a question: What exactly is Valve up to? Is this a shenanigan-free Potato Sack? Given the warped minds and mysterious ways of Valve, that doesn’t seem likely. But it’s exactly the same collection of games as the original, so maybe Valve really is just giving gamers another crack at the Sack. Or maybe that’s what you’re supposed to think, and then when you’re guard is down, BAM! Countdown timer to Half-Life 3.

Yeah, that’s how I’m calling it. Half-Life 3 announcement on the way.

The Potato Sack Reunion is available now on Steam, but it won’t be around for long: The deal comes to an end at 6 pm on June 14.

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