Video Game Deals Catch-All

PRG013 wrote:
LEGO Lord of the Rings is once again 9.99 US on Amazon.com
This is the Steam Activation version. By the way, me and my son love it. I especially like the cut scenes that use the actual movie dialogue.

Must... Resist... Pile... too big!!...
Gosh, that deal is really tempting!!

I can't get the Microsoft 5 game bundle. Amazon says US only. I am so very annoyed!

I've been tempted to check out Darkspore at some point, and it's commonly on sale somewhere. But I'm worried I will just get into it as they decide to turn off the servers for it.

Any input on whether it's worth my time? (Bear in mind my current pile of shame would choke 1000 horses)

spider_j wrote:
I can't get the Microsoft 5 game bundle. Amazon says US only. I am so very annoyed!

Goodjers have stepped up on that front, buying the codes and sending them to people in exchange for the funds through PayPal. I'm sure someone would help you out.

Also, you didn't hear this from me but:

Spoiler:
I've been told if you enter a fake shipping address on Amazon US, you can buy the deal from anywhere in the world. As long as it THINKS you're in the US, it doesn't care.

I can confirm parallax's spoilered text.

I, too, can confirm Parallax's spoiler, and offer my services if needed.

Spoiler:
Mine's real enough, even though I don't live there at this time.

Hmmm, so on the offers that note 'a US billing address' must be used, it just has to be any US address? I have a relative state-side I could use, but the billing address part always put me off...

omnipherous wrote:
Hmmm, so on the offers that note 'a US billing address' must be used, it just has to be any US address? I have a relative state-side I could use, but the billing address part always put me off...

I've been using the address of a library or something in Alaska for a while now (can't remember why I picked Alaska, think maybe they don't tax or something?) and absolutely everything else in my account including my debit billing address in UK-based. The first few times there was a 4-hour delay but never any issues and now it just goes through instantly.

Excellent, thank you everyone! I'll try a US address (I'm guessing that 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue would put me on a watch list of some sort!), and if that doesn't work for reason, I'll come back and beg for a helping hand.

Crhis wrote:
omnipherous wrote:
Hmmm, so on the offers that note 'a US billing address' must be used, it just has to be any US address? I have a relative state-side I could use, but the billing address part always put me off...

I've been using the address of a library or something in Alaska for a while now (can't remember why I picked Alaska, think maybe they don't tax or something?) and absolutely everything else in my account including my debit billing address in UK-based. The first few times there was a 4-hour delay but never any issues and now it just goes through instantly.

If you're using an address for sales tax reasons, I would also recommend Oregon, New Hampshire, Delaware, or Montana

So glad I jumped on that ebay PS+ deal. I'm good until late 2014 now!!!

Prozac wrote:
I can confirm parallax's spoilered text.

Me three.

Valve thinks I need to give more DOTA2 away. I just got 4 more gift copies. That brings the total up to 9 copies. Hit me up on PM or add it to your wish list and friend me up on Steam.

Non-grinders please.

Going to cross post in DOTA2 thread.

Is Newegg doing customized promo-codes now? I just received an email from them with a code for $10 off upcoming game pre-orders including the Starcraft expansion. I passed it onto a friend and he got a message that his email address was not valid. He is even signed up for their promotions with that email. Either way, it may be worth it to check your email or spam folder.

02 / 05 / 2013 - Dead Space 3
02 / 12 / 2013 - Aliens: Colonial Marines
02 / 19 / 2013 - Crysis 3
03 / 12 / 2013 - Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm Standard / Collector's Edition
03 / 26 / 2013 - Bioshock Infinite

Promo code that may or may not work: BTEXWVM22

spider_j wrote:
Excellent, thank you everyone! I'll try a US address (I'm guessing that 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue would put me on a watch list of some sort!), and if that doesn't work for reason, I'll come back and beg for a helping hand.

You could always use 1060 West Addison Chicago, IL
Spoiler:
it worked for Elwood Blues

EvilDead wrote:
Is Newegg doing customized promo-codes now? I just received an email from them with a code for $10 off upcoming game pre-orders including the Starcraft expansion. I passed it onto a friend and he got a message that his email address was not valid. He is even signed up for their promotions with that email. Either way, it may be worth it to check your email or spam folder.

02 / 05 / 2013 - Dead Space 3
02 / 12 / 2013 - Aliens: Colonial Marines
02 / 19 / 2013 - Crysis 3
03 / 12 / 2013 - Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm Standard / Collector's Edition
03 / 26 / 2013 - Bioshock Infinite

Promo code that may or may not work: BTEXWVM22

I got that e-mail too and it looks like the same code.

Usually they do restrict things to people signed up for the newsletter, so you'd think that would be it.

Age of Empires 3 Complete is currently 75% off ($9.99) on Amazon. Redeems on Steam.

There is an EA sale on XBLA this week.

The Dragon Ages are involved along with 'From Ashes' for ME3 and SSX. Whoo!

Higgledy wrote:
Sounds like XBLA is having an EA sale next week according to this: SALE!

The Dragon Ages are involved along with 'From Ashes' for ME3.

That one's live now (at least for me, not sure if they're doing a regional rollout). Not seeing much of interest for me personally there.

soonerjudd wrote:
Higgledy wrote:
Sounds like XBLA is having an EA sale next week according to this: SALE!

The Dragon Ages are involved along with 'From Ashes' for ME3.

That one's live now (at least for me, not sure if they're doing a regional rollout). Not seeing much of interest for me personally there.

Ninja edits for the win. I looked on XBLA and found the sale.

I'm spreading this news to the four corners of GWJ:

NEVERWINTER NIGHTS 2 COMPLETE (that's right, it comes with Mask of the Betrayers, Storm of Zehir, and Mysteries of Westgate) is now available on GOG.com for $15. Reviews about how well it works are coming in strong, although I haven't been home to boot it up yet. Also not sure how well the multiplayer works, but either way, snap this up, NWN2 has a history of being impossible to find.

Is it not on Steam anymore? I bought it there for $10 a while back.

It got pulled when Atari lost the D&D license.

Yeah, I got it on Steam and noticed that it had disappeared from the store page too. I don't know what will happen if I remove it and try to install it again. I'm assuming that it will work but... :shrug:

I have to go and check now. Is it still available if you already purchased, just not available for new purchase?

tanstaafl wrote:
Yeah, I got it on Steam and noticed that it had disappeared from the store page too. I don't know what will happen if I remove it and try to install it again. I'm assuming that it will work but... :shrug:

If something disappears from the store, it's usually either because the licenses to sell it are in limbo or they've run out of cd-keys for games that need them. I'm not aware of any game that's already been bought by someone disappearing from their account.

Scratched wrote:
tanstaafl wrote:
Yeah, I got it on Steam and noticed that it had disappeared from the store page too. I don't know what will happen if I remove it and try to install it again. I'm assuming that it will work but... :shrug:

If something disappears from the store, it's usually either because the licenses to sell it are in limbo or they've run out of cd-keys for games that need them. I'm not aware of any game that's already been bought by someone disappearing from their account.

Yeah, I have a couple of games on Steam that got pulled from sale. You get to retain the license to what you already bought and download it again.

Yup that happened to me for Chessmaster. It's still there, but they don't have the spiffy icon for the tiled library view. Luckily you can set your own now.

Carcassonne is $2.50 at GMG. I assume it's not a steam game. You can also use GMG20-PJFEW-Y16HK for 20% off. So $2.

New Egg has the Logitech G35 referbs for $59
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...