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Preowned 20GB Xbox 360s for $99 at Gamestop

Gamestop Xbox 360 bundlesGamestop’s latest offer is a straight $99 for a preowned 20GB Xbox 360 bundle. The offer is a full $100 off their normal price of the console – in comparison Amazon are selling the 4GB version for $199.

The other offers Gamestop have on Xbox 360 bundles include $120 off the Fable III bundle and $130 off the Pro Game bundle which comes with Fable III and Halo Reach.

Check out the deals here, and bear in mind they are only available as long as stocks last.

Amazon offering $150 off Intel and PNY Nvidia Quadro bundles

Amazon offering $150 off Intel and PNY Nvidia Quadro bundlesAmazon are currently running a series of offers with up to $150 off a selected range of Intel 15/17 processors bundled with PNY Nvidia Quadro graphics cards. They have 3 offers in all, a $30, $50 and $150 off deal when you buy the processor and card together.

The $150 offer covers the Intel i5-2300 2.8Ghz, 15-2500 3.3 Ghz, I5 2500K 3.3 Ghz and I7-2600 3.4 Ghz processors when bundled with the PNY Nvidia quadro VCQ  5000 card.

Full details on all the bundles can be found here if you’re making a new PC and looking to make a saving. The offer ends on June 5th and is eligible for Amazon’s Super Saver Shipping, that is, free shipping to addresses in the U.S.

Get 40% off Dead Space 1 and 2 for the weekend

Dead Space 40% offEA are running a weekend special on their online store for Dead Space and Dead Space 2. A straight 40% off can be had when buying the digital download version over the weekend, but only if you’re in the US or Canada.

The offer expires on the 8th of May and is only available for the digital version of the games. Check it out here.
All of EA’s current offers can also be viewed here.

Gamestop early May offers and codes

Portal 2Gamestop have rolled out a few offers for early May, including two codes and a straight $20 off the recently released Portal 2.

  • 15% off in-stock Xbox 360 or PS3 games totaling $79.99 – Use code: 15SAVE Expires May 15
  • $20 off Portal 2. Expires May 15
  • Pre-order Gears of War 3 and receive access to the beta
  • Free value shipping on orders of $24.99 or more. Use code: VSHIP.
  • iCADE, an authentic arcade-style cabinet for your ipad, complete with joystick and buttons

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EA Sports titles on 50% discount for the weekend

EA Sports Weekend SpecialEA are having a sale on their online store this weekend for a few EA Sports titles.The store itself is a bit confusing in that they don’t have anything to point you towards the discounts, but according to their newsletter the following titles will be slashed by up to 50%:

NHL 09
FIFA Manager 09
FIFA Soccer 09
FIFA Soccer 10
FIFA Manager 10,
FIFA Soccer 11,
FIFA Manager 11,
FIFA Manager 11 Team Control,
FIFA Manager 11 Live Season,
FIFA Manager 11 Premium Account,
FIFA Manager 11 Fan Pack,
FIFA Manager 11 Special Edition
NFL Head Coach

The offer applies to the digital download version of the games only and is valid from today (15th of April) to Sunday the 17th. Unfortunately the offer only applies to the U.S. and Canada.

EA’s offers page can be found here.

Gamestop code and deals for early December

WoW Cataclysm Collector's EditionGamestop have released a single code and a few promotions for early December. They’ve also made available their list of best-selling games for the holiday:

  • Gamestop are pushing the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Collectors Edition in the run-up to the launch on the 7th. Amazon are sold out of this edition but Gamestop have a new inventory of the $79.99 box.
  • 20% off any in-stock used game. Use code 20USED. Expires 12.9.2010.
  • 2500 games for $20 or less at GameStop.com.
  • Two Games for the Price of One: Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii, PS2,PSP,DS Game Bundles Starting at $19.99
  • They’re also offering a new deal every day for the X360, PS3, Wii, DS and PSP on this landing page.

Gamestop’s short list of best-selling games for the holidays:
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Assassins Creed:Brotherhood
Fable 3
Fallout New Vegas
Halo Reach
Medal of Honor
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit
Red Dead Redemption
Star Wars The Force Unleashed 2
Epic Mickey
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Super Mario Galaxy 2
World of Warcraft:Cataclysm

Gamestop Cyber Monday deals

Gamestop are running online deals on games today for Cyber Monday. In announcing these discounts they didn’t specify when the time runs out on them, so presume that this is open while stocks last and for today only. One of the games on the list (Borderlands GOTY Edition) has sold out already:

  • Brutal Legend for Xbox 360. $10 Off. Price: $9.99icon
  • Dead Space Extraction for Wii. $20 Off. Price: $9.99icon
  • Lost Planet for X360 and PS3. $10 Off. Price: $19.99icon
  • Bioshock 2 Limited Edition for PC. $40 Off. Price: $19.99icon
  • Bioshock 2 Limited Edition for X360 and PS3. $30 Off. Price: $29.99icon
  • Mafia II for PC. $20 Off. Price: $29.99icon
  • Mafia II for X360 and PS3. $20 Off. Price: $39.99icon
  • Red Dead Redemption on X360. $20 Off. Price: $39.99icon

Gamestop’s landing page for Cyber Monday can also be found here.icon

Amazon are ‘leaking’ all of today’s Black Friday deals early on Twitter

Amazon Black FridayOne advantage to using Twitter today is you can get early notifications of when Amazon’s lightning deals on video games are going live. Just follow the official @AmazonGames feed and you’ll get an update and details 15 minutes early.

Amazon have been heavily pushing their Black Friday video game promotions all week and over the course of today, a fountain of lightning deals are being released. The deals today will include discounts on Fallout New Vegas, Halo Reach and the God of War collection.

If you want to follow the latest deals the ‘old fashioned’ way, you can also see the current deals and get a teaser of what’s coming up on the Black Friday portal on Amazon.

A few codes and promos for Black Friday

Black FridayThe Black Friday shopping day has arrived and there are tons of deals to be had. I’ve compiled a shortlist of just a few that caught my eye:

  • Get 20% off all items in the BioWare Store. Use the code JIVETURKEY
  • Microsoft have a few deals on their store:
    1. Save up to $300 on a PC when you buy select software through December 31st.
    2. Dell Alien with 2 games and mouse for $1999 through November 29th.
    3. Xbox, Wireless controller, headset, 2 games, and Xbox LIVE gold membership for $299.
    4. Take $88 off the Xbox + Kinect Premium Bundle. Sale price: $419.96, regular price: $508.95
  • 80% off World of Warcraft on Battlenet until Nov 30
  • The Steam Give and Get Sale: Daily deals up to 75% off between now and Nov 29
  • Black Friday deals in all Amazon categories. They also post up lightning deals every day on that page.
  • Save $10 on video game orders over $75 at Barnes & Noble. Use the coupon code E3U4C9A
  • Over 600 deals on Newegg.com. Free shipping on the items too.
  • Free overclocking, shipping and 3 free games on OriginPC. Use the code ORIGINTHANKS in the comments field of the cart when you purchase
  • Up to 90% off coolers at Thermal Take
  • The following games deals go live at midnight on Gamestop:
    1. $20 Off Fallout New Vegasicon
    2. 50% off Killzone 2icon
    3. 50% off Infamousicon
    4. $20 Off Fable 3icon
    5. $20 Off Halo Reachicon
    6. $10 Off Need For Speed: Hot Pursuiticon
  • All Xbox LIVE Free members will be upgraded to Gold for this weekend. MS are also offering lots of discounts over the weekend, which you can follow on Facebook here.
  • The Wii(black/white) is $169 in BestBuy stores on Fri
  • 53 Namco iPhone, Android and  Blackberry games slashed for Black Friday. List

Games prices go south on Amazon.com

Amazon continue the games price-drops

Thanksgiving is in full swing and Amazon haven’t let up with the price-drops. Right now you can snag:

Halo Reach ($39.95),

Rock Band 3 ($39.95),

Fable III ($39.99)

and many more including Medal of Honor ($39.99) and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed ($13.99)

Head on over to their games page for more deals.

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Fallout: New Vegas, Halo Reach prices to drop on Gamestop for Black Friday

Gamestop have released a shortlist of a few games that will drop in price on Friday. Note that the deals haven’t gone live yet but will activate on 26th of November:

By the way, keep an eye on this pageicon on Friday for extra deals Gamestop will be announcing on the day. At the moment the page contains a 12-page preview ad of the incoming deals.

BioShock 2 on Games for Windows Store for a tenner, if you can get it working

Games For Windows MarketplaceThe Games for Windows Marketplace is offering BioShock 2 for $9.99 for the next week. The usual price is $19.99. Check out the deal here (if you can get it working, see below).

The Games for Windows Marketplace (why does Microsoft always use these long awkward names for simple things) was launched in mid-November and is supposed to be akin to Steam. I tried to sign up for the service just now to check it out myself but quickly got snared in sign-up hell because I was foolish enough to use Google Chrome instead of Internet Explorer on a Microsoft owned site. Then, after I loaded up IE and sorted the sign up, I found myself redirected to the Xbox Live marketplace instead of where I wanted to be. Then when I was finally on the right page to buy a PC game  and check out the client, I got a ‘Sorry your region (Ireland) is not currently supported’ and gave up.

It’s only a new service and some creases are yet to be ironed out, but not selling to me because I’m in Ireland is not really acceptable. Valve will accept your money no matter where you live and even accept PayPal and I don’t think they really care which browser you use either.

Anyway, if you’ve got into the service and are using it, let me know what you think of it.

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Ask a notebook expert before you buy

I chanced across a handy service offered on MSN’s Australian affiliate website that might be of help if you’re shopping around for a new notebook. They offer a free form to ask their reviewers what notebook suits your needs before you buy. The answers are posted up on the website, so it’s a win-win for you and them.

Check it out here.

Gamestop post up their deals going live on Black Friday

Gamestop Black Friday adGamestop have posted up a preview of their deals for this coming Friday. The deals cover 12 pages on their site, too much to list here. But they’re promoting deals on the 3 major consoles on the main page of the ad. These all go live on the 26th and expire on the 4th of December:

  • Free game with an Xbox 360 4GB. You can choose between Medal of Honor and Madden NFL 11
  • 3 free games when you buy a black or white Nintendo Wii bundle. The free games are Just Dance, Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort.
  • All three God of War games included when you buy a PS3.

Check the full ad here. They also say more deals will appear on the site on Friday.

DIY PC on a budget for Christmas

AMD Phenom II x6For those who like to create their own system (and save lots of money), Anandtech have posted up a short and sweet guide for building a decent system for under $1000. One build uses the AMD Phenom  II x6 and the other an Intel Core i5 760; both make use of the ASUS Radeon HD 6850 1GB.

Check out Anandtech’s article here. Gary McKeon’s detailed review of building his own gaming PC here might also be of interest. The build he went with saved him almost $2,300 compared to an equivalent Alienware specification.

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Another Civ V lightning deal is due today

Civilization 5Amazon’s prelude to the Black Friday shopping day on the 26th continues and they’ve posted up teasers for a trio of lightning deals later today. One of the offers references ‘writing your own epic story each time you play’, which is snagged from the promo material for Civilization V.

The deal goes live at 8:15 AM PST in the U.S (in about 8 hours at the time of this posting). The other two deals will be for the Nintendo DS and an unspecified sci-fi shooter. Both of those deals open at 10:15 AM PST.

Keep a tab on the offers here.

MS Store offers deals on Kinect, Xbox 360

Microsoft StoreMicrosoft have released a bunch of deals as a prelude to the traditional shopping day on Black Friday (26th of Nov). The Kinect is only out since the 4th of Nov but there’s already a discount to be had for the device. There’s also a deal on an Alienware thrown in for good measure:

  • They’re offering the Xbox 360 4GB + Kinect + Game bundle for $349.98. This is a saving of about $10 from the Amazon listed price when I checked. Offer ends 31 Dec.
  • The Xbox 360 250GB +Kinect + Game is $449.98 on the MS Store. This bundle is sold out of Amazon inventories though you can get it from other sellers for $477 and up on Amazon. Offer ends 31 Dec
  • 25% off the Xbox Premium Bundle. Sale price $269.97, regular price $358.96. Offer ends 31 Dec
  • The Kinect plus a game is $199 – Offer ends 31 Dec
  • Take $88 off the Xbox + Kinect Premium Bundle. Sale price: $419.96, regular price: $508.95. Offer ends 31 Dec
  • And finally, they’re offering an Alienware laptop +mouse + 2 games ‘Ultimate Gaming Bundle’ for $2295 Offer ends 25 Dec

TCL 40″ LCD price-drop

TCL L40FHDF11TA 40-Inch 1080p

I don’t know many people who game on a 40″ LCD screen, but anyone in the market for a gaming screen of that size that has the kind of GPU grunt for a 40″ display might want to head over to Amazon.

In the lead-up to Black Friday, Amazon have slashed the price of this 40″ LCD from $649.99 to $399.99. This offer is today only.

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AMD Phenom II X6 processor + MSI motherboard discount runs out on Nov 23

AMD Phenom II x6If you’re gathering parts to make your own PC, Amazon have a deal offering a $15 discount if you buy an AMD Phenom II X6 processor with one of three MSI motherboards. The qualifying processors are the 3.2ghz and 2.8 ghz Phenom II X6 six-core processors.

The motherboards are:
MSI 890FX Chipset Motherboard 890FXA-GD70
MSI 790FX ATX Motherboard
MSI 790GX ATX Motherboard

The deal expires on the 23rd of November, full details and specs of the components can be found here.

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More PS3 deals, prelude to Black Friday

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue

Amazon continue their prelude to Black Friday with another daily deal. Today’s offer is a free PS3 title when you buy any 2 “greatest hit” games.

Titles on offer include; Resistance 2, Gran Turismo 5, God of War: Collection, LittleBigPlanet: Game of the Year Edition and many others.

The offer starts in approx six and a hours from now.

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Free Flaming Helmet avatar code for Halo: Reach Noble Map Pack preorders

Free Flaming Helmet avatar code for Halo: Reach Noble Map Pack preorders

Halo Reach Mark V Flaming Helmet avatarThe Noble Map pack DLC  for Halo: Reach is due for release on the 30th of November for $10 and Gamestop are offering an unlockable code if you preorder it from one of their stores. The code for the Mark V Flaming Helmet for your Xbox avatar pictured right will be emailed out on the 30th when the DLC is delivered.

For more details check out the promo hereicon.

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Code for 15% off at Gamestop during November

Gamestop have a single code offering 15% off any game worth $25 or more, as well as a couple of extra goodies for mid November:

  • 15% off any in-stock game $25 or more. Use code 15GAME. Expires 11.21.2010.
  • Free shipping for the holidays at GameStop.com. See the site for details. Expires 12.23.2010.
  • Two Games for the Price of One: Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii, PS2,PSP,DS Game Bundles Starting at $19.99
  • A New Deal Every Day for the Xbox 360,PS3,Wii,DS,PSP

The games retailer have also released their list of best sellers for the holiday season. As you would expect, Call of Duty Black Ops, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood and World of Warcraft: Cataclysm feature:

Baldur’s Gate 2 + Throne of Bhaal $10 on GoG.com

Bodhi Baldurs Gate 2If you’re looking for some old school dungeons & dragons PC gaming, you can now pick up the classic Baldur’s Gate 2 and the expansion for $9.99. Good Old Games have added the game to their catalogue and I can personally recommend it, having poured hours of game time into completing it when it came out around the year 2000.

The game was developed by BioWare utilising the advanced dungeons and dragons engine and was the pinnacle of these games in my opinion; I could never get as absorbed in NeverWinter Nights and IceWind Dale as I did with the Baldur’s Gate series.

Buy the game on GoG.com here.

Also, Ripten.com have three copies of the game to give away, but it’s not for people unfamiliar to the series. They’re asking for the best ‘Minsc Memes’ to be submitted and the best will be rewarded with BG2. If you don’t know who or what Minsc is, then I guess you’re out of luck!

Check out their compo here.

Win an MSI R6870

MSI R6870
Want to win an MSI R6870? It’s no too late to enter Kitguru’s compo, all you need to do is register on their forums, tell MSI why you want one and like them on Facebook. Pretty straightforward.

Never let it be said that KitGuru doesn’t have the best competitions online ! Today we are working with our good buddies over at MSI to give away a brand new, kick ass HD 6870!

The latest bit of kit to be released from MSI is based around ATI’s all new 6870 GPU.  This DirectX11 graphics card has the ability to feed up to 4 screens simultaneously, perfect for the maximum interactive experience.  The card not only decodes HD content with ease, but also supports HDMI 1.4a output for eye popping Blu-ray 3D playback support.  MSI have coupled this card with the latest 1GB GDDR5 memory so the latest games can come to life.  In addition, the card is bundled with Afterburner, the perfect tool if you want to squeeze a little more performance by overclocking.

Full competition details here, good luck.

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Free Hawx 2 game with Nvidia-powered system

Tom Clancys Hawx 2Origin PC  have announced they’re giving away a copy of  Tom Clancy’s Hawx 2 with every new system that comes with an Nvidia graphics card.

The air combat game costs $55 normally if you buy it on Gamestop. There might be some leeway for current customers of Origin PC to snag a copy as well judging by the comments on their Facebook but don’t quote me on that.

Origin PC

Final Fantasy XIII lightning deal on Amazon in 8 hours

If you were considering picking up the Square Enix title, maybe wait 7 hours 50 mins for Amazon’s lightning deal to go live. The retailer has a teaser placeholder up at the moment which simply states: ‘From the creative minds behind Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy X’.

The deal is part of Amazon’s prelude to Black Friday on the 26th, and they are rolling out a new game deal every day as part of that as well as these lightning deals. Yesterday saw 30% knocked off the price of Sid Meier’s Civilization V.

Black Friday electronics shopping tips

Piggy BankUSA Today has a handy tips list for buying technology and electronics in the run up to Black Friday. Instead of a one-day event, they report that deals can be had for the whole month of November and a lot of deals can be found online.

A few choice tips:

  • Join the Facebook pages and follow the Twitter accounts of your favourite retailers: they often post promos and deals
  • The Nintendo Wii is set to drop $100
  • HDTVs will drop to the $200 range for a 32-inch set
  • Check out these three aggregator sites dedicated to Black Friday 2010 deals: BFADS.net, Blackfriday.info, The Black Friday

Read more here Look early for Black Friday digital gear deals

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Late October codes and deals from Gamestop

Gamestop have released another batch of promo codes and deals for late October:

  • Gamestop 2 for 1 deals15% off + Free shipping on any in-stock game $29.99 or more. Use code 15SHIP. Expires 10.31.2010.
  • Buy a Nintendo DSi XL and get a free game at GameStop.com. Use code XLGAME. See site for details. Expires 10.31.2010.
  • Save 15% off all in-stock PC games at GameStop.com. Use Code  15PC.  Offer ends 10.31.2010.
  • Purchase any in-stock game $59.99 or more and get 25% off any game $49.99 or more. Use code 25POFF. Offer expires 10.31.2010.
  • Free 2 day shipping on uDraw from GameStop.com Use code UDRAW2. Offer expires 10.31.10.
  • Two Games for the Price of One! Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii, PS2,PSP,DS Game Bundles Starting at $19.99
  • A New Deal Every Day for the Xbox 360,PS3,Wii,DS,PSP,and more at Gamestop.com

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Resonance of Fate 55% off, today only

PS3 Resonance of FateAmazon are listing SEGA’s Resonance of Fate for the PS3 and Xbox 360 at 55% off the normal price as their video games deal of the day.

Ordinarily the game lists for $55.99 on both consoles but for today only they’re $26.99, a nice saving of $33.

I haven’t played the game personally, but the customer reviews on Amazon are good: 4½/5 stars average for the PS3 version and 4/5 stars for the Xbox 360 version.

Check out the deal at the links below.
Resonance of Fate for PS3
Resonance of Fate for Xbox 360