Video Game Deals Catch-All

Natus wrote:

Battle of the Bulge for iOS is $3 off at $6.99. The reviews have universally been ecstatic.

It's great!

firesloth wrote:
Natus wrote:

Battle of the Bulge for iOS is $3 off at $6.99. The reviews have universally been ecstatic.

It's great!

It's iPad only. I'm hoping they put out an iPhone version.

Preordered Bioshock Infinite yesterday from Green Man Gaming - they offer $17 cash back on purchase, so I used it immediately to get the season pass for $2.99.

Then I get an email this morning - they've thrown in the original Bioshock for free, as well as a choice of a second game (Spec Ops: The Line, Civilization V, BioShock 2, Mafia II or The Darkness II)... not bad.

And the season pass is now 5% off. I got it for $2.

Coincidentally just before they put the pre-order benefits up on steam.

i'm assuming the GMG Bioshock infinite code unlocks on Steam?

You're assuming correctly. They usually send out their keys in time to pre-load.

Crhis wrote:

Steam has the Gratuitous Space Battles Complete Pack for £3.49 ($4.74) - DLC is usually £3.99-£4.99 each.

Pack includes:
- Main Game
- The Nomads DLC
- The Order DLC
- The Swarm DLC
- The Tribe DLC
- Galactic Conquest DLC

I got the main game in a bundle and enjoyed it and I've been meaning to pick up the DLC for a while but it was always too expensive to buy them individually, this seems perfect.

Just a note to this, I bought the "Complete Pack" and loaded the game up and there are 2 DLC's not included:

- The Parasites (75% off - £1.12)
- The Outcasts (Not on sale - £4.49)

Scratched wrote:

Coincidentally just before they put the pre-order benefits up on steam.

Yeah, can't decide between $2 DLC and free XCom.

Major Nelson just posted about the Xbox LIVE Ultimate Game Sale

Feb 26 through Mar 4th will have a huge list of games "up to 75% off with some as much as 85% off". And what games are on the list? Glad you asked.

Assassins Creed
Assassins Creed 2
Batman Arkham Asylum
Batman Arkham city
Bioshock
Borderlands
Borderlands 2
Brotherhood (Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood)
Call of Juarez
Call of Duty 2
Call of Duty 3
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Code Veronica
Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements
Dead Island
Dirt 2
Dishonored
El Shaddai Ascension of the Metatron
Fable III
Fallout 3
Fallout 3 New Vegas
GRID
Halo 3
Halo 4
Halo Reach
Halo Wars
Kane & Lynch Dead Men
Left for Dead 2
Max Payne 3
Metal Gear Solid HD
Metal Gear Solid Peacewalker
Mortal Kombat
Mortal Kombat vs. DCU
Orange Box
Portal 2
Raccoon City
Rainbow Six Vegas
Rayman Raving Rabbids
Resident Evil 4
Resident Evil 5
Resident Evil 6
Red Dead Redemption
Revelations (Assassin’s Creed Revelations)
Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution
Street Fighter IV
Street Fighter X Tekken
Super Streetfighter IV Arcade Edition
TC’s H.A.W.X.
Tekken 6
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
The Darkness
The King of Fighters XIII
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
Tomb Raider Legend
Virtua Fighter 5
World at War (Call of Duty: World at War)
demonbox wrote:
Scratched wrote:

Coincidentally just before they put the pre-order benefits up on steam.

Yeah, can't decide between $2 DLC and free XCom.

The Steam one comes with a bunch of TF2 items that'll likely be worth something in that community.

McIrishJihad wrote:

Feb 26 through Mar 4th will have a huge list of games "up to 75% off with some as much as 85% off".

Wait...up to 75%? But some are higher? Than why not say "up to 85%?"

LobsterMobster wrote:

The Steam one comes with a bunch of TF2 items that'll likely be worth something in that community.

Though, right now, that's showing as not unlocked yet. (Much less the free copy of XCOM.) The promise is that if enough people preorder, those and unspecified other bonuses will be added.

Steam hasn't used that kind of gimmick before, right?

misplacedbravado wrote:
LobsterMobster wrote:

The Steam one comes with a bunch of TF2 items that'll likely be worth something in that community.

Though, right now, that's showing as not unlocked yet. (Much less the free copy of XCOM.) The promise is that if enough people preorder, those and unspecified other bonuses will be added.

Steam hasn't used that kind of gimmick before, right?

They did, with Xcom and giving away Civ V iirc.

War of the Roses is $5 on Amazon for "2 days" and you may be able to use the CAGROCKS code for an additional 25% off.

It's a fun game and you can play the starting classes for free at any time with the demo.

Amazon is having a big farewell to February sale of downloadable games.

Including Hitman: Absolution for $16.49, Max Payne 3 for $14.99, Sleeping Dogs for $17.49, and Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition for $14.99, Dead Space 1&2 budle for $7.99,

firesloth wrote:
McIrishJihad wrote:

Feb 26 through Mar 4th will have a huge list of games "up to 75% off with some as much as 85% off".

Wait...up to 75%? But some are higher? Than why not say "up to 85%?"

Because Major Nelson.

misplacedbravado wrote:
LobsterMobster wrote:

The Steam one comes with a bunch of TF2 items that'll likely be worth something in that community.

Though, right now, that's showing as not unlocked yet. (Much less the free copy of XCOM.) The promise is that if enough people preorder, those and unspecified other bonuses will be added.

Steam hasn't used that kind of gimmick before, right?

If memory serves, they've never done it without hitting 100%.

McIrishJihad wrote:

Feb 26 through Mar 4th will have a huge list of games "up to 75% off with some as much as 85% off".

Great, a sale for me to dread look forward to.

trueheart78 wrote:
McIrishJihad wrote:

Feb 26 through Mar 4th will have a huge list of games "up to 75% off with some as much as 85% off".

Great, a sale for me to dread look forward to.

If the price is right, there's a good 4 or 5 games on that list for me. Never actually bought AC1, but I'm just some flags away from 100%, and the MGS games have been on my wish list for a while.

IUMogg wrote:

Amazon is having a big farewell to February sale of downloadable games.

Including Hitman: Absolution for $16.49, Max Payne 3 for $14.99, Sleeping Dogs for $17.49, and Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition for $14.99, Dead Space 1&2 budle for $7.99,

Use the code "CAGROCKS" on the final purchase page to get an additional 25% off. I just got Dark Souls for $11.24.

It's a steam code, too. All the better.

Jeff-66 wrote:
IUMogg wrote:

Amazon is having a big farewell to February sale of downloadable games.

Including Hitman: Absolution for $16.49, Max Payne 3 for $14.99, Sleeping Dogs for $17.49, and Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition for $14.99, Dead Space 1&2 budle for $7.99,

Use the code "CAGROCKS" on the final purchase page to get an additional 25% off. I just got Dark Souls for $11.24.

It's a steam code, too. All the better.

Awesome. For some reason I was on the fence about $8 for the first 2 Dead Space games, but couldn't resist for $6.

demonbox wrote:
Scratched wrote:

Coincidentally just before they put the pre-order benefits up on steam.

Yeah, can't decide between $2 DLC and free XCom.

Decided I was going to go with the GMG deal. I signed up for an account, have not received an activation code, so cannot complete the transaction.

demonbox wrote:
demonbox wrote:
Scratched wrote:

Coincidentally just before they put the pre-order benefits up on steam.

Yeah, can't decide between $2 DLC and free XCom.

Decided I was going to go with the GMG deal. I signed up for an account, have not received an activation code, so cannot complete the transaction.

I finally got the activation email but it seems my bank isn't going to allow me to make the purchase. If you have to have an automated message that some banks think you are a gambling operation, then there is an opportunity for your company to better establish itself. I was hoping for the credit so that I could get the DLC for a song(bird). No such luck I guess.

I hear that using PayPal instead of credit cards works in these situations. Never tried it myself, but it might be worth a shot.

I don't have any FHE with GMG, but after my bank shut off my card for buying things from Desura, I started using PayPal and haven't had any problems.

demonbox wrote:
demonbox wrote:
demonbox wrote:
Scratched wrote:

Coincidentally just before they put the pre-order benefits up on steam.

Yeah, can't decide between $2 DLC and free XCom.

Decided I was going to go with the GMG deal. I signed up for an account, have not received an activation code, so cannot complete the transaction.

I finally got the activation email but it seems my bank isn't going to allow me to make the purchase. If you have to have an automated message that some banks think you are a gambling operation, then there is an opportunity for your company to better establish itself. I was hoping for the credit so that I could get the DLC for a song(bird). No such luck I guess.

I was just able to call my bank and get them to approve it.

Apparently my banked blocked them because they are located outside of the states. I use a pretty large bank (Wells Fargo)- I'm pretty surprised that in a digital age they have such restrictions. I understand that you need fraud safeguards but what surprised me is that even after talking to them they're unable to put GMG on an approved list. They can open access for a certain # of days (as if I was on vacation in London, where the site is registered) but they can't just put it on an always ok list.

So, anywho, I apparently am on a London vacation for the next two days so I was able to make a purchase. Only, the key doesn't work. Does it not unlock until the game releases?

I'm going to blame my lack of understanding on my headache- it was just a key for the mini game thingy. They have fast customer service, I'll give them that.