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With the big release of Metro: Last Light earlier this week, it’s easy to forget Borderlands 2 got a new DLC this week: the Psycho Pack. It features a new playable character “Krieg, the Psycho” and a new “Psycho Bandit” class. This DLC is not in the Season Pass, so you’ll have to pick it up separately. Fortunately there’s a 30% off coupon that makes the DLC only $7.
Tuesday marked the big Metro: Last Light release. Despite THQ’s bankruptcy earlier this year, 4A Games and Deep Silver were able to release the highly anticipated title with only a two month delay from the original March 2013 release. The Steam-activated version of Metro: Last Light can be bought for $40 after a 20% off coupon, making it the only known discount for the game thus far.
Today Amazon launched a “Digital Games Mayhem” sale. A total of 826 (!!) PC and Mac download games and DLC packs are up to 80% off their usual prices. Perhaps the best part about this sale is the plethora of PC download bundles available. For instance, the Deep Silver Power Pack Volume 2 includes Saints Row 3 The Full Package, Dead Island, Saints Row 2, and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky for only $17.49; separately, these would cost $32 at best prices. Most recent releases are not to be found in the sale, but there’s an exception with the new Star Trek game for $24.99 (50% off).
Hot deals & recent releases
Last Tuesday’s release: Borderlands 2 Psycho Pack (PC DLC) — $7 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. Elsewhere $10. Introduces the 6th playable character to Borderlands 2. The “Psycho Bandit” class is melee focused and can generate health when killing enemies.
Last Tuesday’s release: Metro: Last Light (PC Download) — $40 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. Elsewhere $50. The latest Metro title survived the THQ bankruptcy with a respectable 82/100 Metascore.
Amazon “Digital Games Mayhem” Sale: PC and Mac downloads — up to 80% off at Amazon. A total of 826 PC/Mac download games and DLCs are on sale with big discounts. Highlights below:
June 25: Project X Zone (Nintendo 3DS) — $33.99 at NewEgg after coupon. Elsewhere $40. This tactical role-playing title was released on October 11, 2012 in Japan and finally washes up on North American shores next month.
Aug. 18: Disney Infinity Starter Pack (Xbox 360, PS3) — $64.99 at NewEgg after coupon. List is $75. Similar to the Skylanders figurine video game genre. Includes figures of Sully, Mr Incredible, and Jack Sparrow.
Nov. 5: Call of Duty: Ghosts (Xbox 360, PS3) — $52.99 at NewEgg after coupon. List is $60. First discount spotted on the 2013 Call of Duty title. The official release date announcement came earlier this month, but to no surprise. Another classic CoD first-Tuesday-in-November release date.
PC download deals
BioShock Infinite (PC Download) — $34.99 at Groupon. Best price yet on quite possibly the best game of 2013. You’ll need to jump through one hoop to redeem the Steam key from the actual vendor.
Jagged Alliance Weekend Sale: Games and DLCs (PC Download) — 50% – 75% off at GamersGate. The tactical role-playing PC game has a solid discount this weekend. Grab the base game and all DLC/expansions in the Collector’s Bundle for $13.98 (normally $30).
Men of War Weekend Sale (PC Download) — 75% off at GamersGate. Each individual Men of War game, expansion, and DLC is 75% off, including the Collector’s Pack which includes everything for $17.50 (normally $70).
Yesterday’s release: Sanctum 2 (PC Download) — $11.25 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $15. The game released yesterday, but the 25% off preorder coupon code still works. Think of the game as tower defense + first-person shooter.
360, PS3, and Nintendo 3DS
Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk (PS3) — $34.99 at Amazon. JRPG fans who haven’t already picked this up save $15 today. This makes the first significant discount we’ve seen since its stateside release two months ago.
Fire Emblem: Awakening (Nintendo 3DS) — $29.99 at Best Buy. In IGN’s words, “the best thing to hit the 3DS since Super Mario 3D Land.” Yippee! Next best is $35 at Amazon.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate (Nintendo 3DS) — $24.99 at Best Buy. With the exception of a 4.7/10 IGN review, this franchise reboot sequel is generally well-reviewed, if not remarkably so. Next best is $37 at JR.com.
Crysis 3 (Xbox 360, PS3) — $24.99 at Groupon. This makes the lowest price we’ve seen on the popular post-apocalyptic open-world shooter by $8. Next best is $39 at Amazon.
Alienware X51 Gaming Desktop — $969 at Dell Home after coupon. Specs: Quad Core i7-3770, GeForce GTX 660, and Ubuntu Linux OS. List is $1,149.
PS3 Slim 320GB Console (Refurbished) — $199.99 at Groupon. New condition is $300 elsewhere. Just in case you don’t have a box and you’re itching to try some up the upcoming PS3 exclusives (Last of Us, etc.).
Turtle Beach Ear Force X31 Digital Wireless Gaming Headset (Refurbished) — $17.99 at Best Buy. Next best is $50 at Rakuten. New ones can go as much as $60+, and the newer model X32 goes for $87.
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