Two amazing deals on PC games

Get a whopping 17 Command & Conquer games for $17 and an indie-game bundle absolutely free.

A whopping 17 Command & Conquer games can be yours for just 17 bucks.
A whopping 17 Command & Conquer games can be yours for just 17 bucks. Electronic Arts

Got plans for the weekend -- or, for that matter, the month? Cancel 'em, because you're about to score a boatload of PC games on the cheap.

For a limited time, GameStop has Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection for $16.99. Let's just round that up to $17, which means you're paying a buck apiece for 17 C&C games. Nice!

The collection includes everything from the original Command & Conquer to C&C Generals (my personal favorite) to the most recent entry, Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight, with all the various expansion packs in between.

I'll be the first to admit they're not all winners, but if you've never had the pleasure of playing a real-time strategy game, there's no question you'll find plenty of enjoyment here. Like, years' worth.

Screenshot by Rick Broida/CNET

Don't have 17 bucks to spare? You can still enjoy some gaming goodness thanks to the aptly named Free Bundle, which includes five indie games (mostly for PC, a few for Mac as well) for a total price of $0.

Amazingly, there are no strings attached. You don't need to tweet or "like" or even supply an e-mail address; just click the icon for each game, watch the promo video if you want, then click Download if you decide it's a game you want.

The titles include the impressive-looking racer Nitronic Rush, the spooky side-scrolling adventure Ascension, and the arcade mashup Abobo's Big Adventure.

Gotta love a freebie!

Bonus deal: Like audiobooks? Today only, you can get a $10 Audible voucher absolutely free. Alas, it's for new Audible customers only (which leaves me out), and you to redeem it by Jan. 18 (one week from today). Even so, that should score you an audiobook for just a few bucks out-of-pocket. Update: Sorry, folks, this seems to have expired or vanished or something.

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