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The week’s big GRID 2 release got $15.50 shaved off the Steam-activated version at GamesRocket, dropping the price from $49.99 to $34.49. The US release date was Tuesday, while the rest of the globe will have to wait until tomorrow, May 31st. The game arrives almost exactly five years after the original CodeMasters hit racing title, and so far has achieved a respectable 82/100 Metascore.
The 8th Humble Indie Bundle sale started Tuesday, allowing you to name your price and support charity while getting some great DRM-free PC download titles. The bundle comes with Little Inferno, Awesomenauts, Capsized, Thomas Was Alone, and Dear Esther, along with each game’s soundtrack in MP3 or FLAC. You’ll also get Hotline Miami, Proteus, and the Proteus game soundtrack if you pay more than the average ($5.67 at time of writing). About 240,000 bundles have already been sold, making the 8th Indie Bundle one of the more popular bundles.
Not slowing down this week, the new Humble Bundle Weekly sale was also refreshed today, giving you a slew of Telltale games on sale: Back to the Future: The Game, The Devil’s Playhouse, Poker Night at the Inventory, Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures, Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent, Puzzle Agent 2, and Hector: Badge of Carnage. Beat the average payment ($3.82 at time of writing) and get all 5 episodes of The Walking Dead game. Just a note: You get one Steam key for Walking Dead and a grouped key for all the other games.
Don’t forget about next week’s release of Capcom’s Remember Me. For PC gamers, the Steam-activated download is 20% off after coupon code, saving $10 off the $49.99 list price. Preorder and you’ll also get the “Combo Lab Pack” which allows you to further customize your combat style.
Hot deals & recent releases
Last Tuesday’s release: Grid 2 (PC Download) — $34.49 at GamesRocket after coupon. Next best is $40 at GameFly and Green Man Gaming. If you don’t have the cash for the $190,000 edition that comes with a supercar, you can settle for this Steam-activated version.
The Humble Indie Bundle 8 — pay what you want. Includes five PC download titles, with two bonus titles added if you pay more than the average.
June 4: Remember Me (PC Download) — $40 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $50. Sometimes your droid needs a memory wipe, and in 2084 Neo-Paris, apparently so do people.
Rockstar Games PC Bundles — at Amazon. Amazon’s “Digital Games Mayhem” sale is just about over, but today a few new solid offers appeared:
- Rockstar Classics $9.99 (5 downloads, normally $50)
- Max Payne 3 and LA Noire Complete Bundle $9.99 (normally $70)
- Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition $7.50 (normally $30)
Last Tuesday’s release: Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods (PC DLC) — $12 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $15. The most extensive (and expensive) Crusader Kings 2 DLC pack to date. The game gets an earlier 867 AD start date (previously 1066 AD) and a focus on Pagan factions like the Vikings. Right now you can actually buy the base game cheaper than this DLC.
Today’s release: Wargame: Airland Battle (PC Download) — $32 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $40. If the Cold War had gone hot, this game explores what might have happened tactically. Although Airland Battle didn’t get much attention in the media, it released today, May 30th.
Apple iTunes $50 Gift Card — $40 at eBay. It’s not exactly a gaming deal, but we’ve heard rumors there are a few games available in the iTunes Store. Only a couple hundred thousand, though.
July 9: Dark (Xbox 360) — $41.99 at NewEgg after coupon. Into stealth action RPGs? Put this game on your watchlist. Developed by Realmforge Studios and published by Kalypso Media.
Aug. 11: Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (Nintendo 3DS) — $33.99 at NewEgg after coupon. Europe and Japan get an earlier July release date, while the rest of us in North America will have to wait until August 11.
PC download deals
Metro: Last Light — $34.99 at Groupon. Two weeks old, and already 30% off the usual $50 price. You’d think it flopped to get such a large discount so early, but it’s critically acclaimed.
Crysis 3 — $27.99 at Groupon. Gorgeously rendered post-apocalyptic New York and a new low price make this open-world FPS even more appealing for gamers with processing power to spare. Next best is $30 at Amazon.
Yesterday’s release: The Night of the Rabbit — $16 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. An imaginative adventure game replete with magic spells, talking animals, and fantastical hand-drawn graphics. List is $20.
Sleeping Dogs Bundle — $12.99 at Amazon. You get the gritty, well-reviewed game plus 10 DLC packs. Next best is $31 at GameStop.
Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 — $12 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. Only 2 months old, now 60% off. Very mixed reviews from professional critics, but a 7.1 ‘Good’ rating from the IGN community. List is $30.
Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition — $8.49 at GamesRocket. Great deal and the lowest price yet on Fallout: New Vegas plus all available DLC. Next best is $30 at GameFly.
360, PS3, and Vita
Dead Space 3 (Xbox 360, PS3) — $29.99 at Groupon. After the adrenaline rush you’ll get playing, you can return to Groupon for a half-price off spa visit to decompress. List is $60.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified (PS Vita) — $29.99 at NewEgg. Get 4v4 action going via WiFi and swap equipment with friends in this handheld Call of Duty title. Next best is $45 at Amazon.
Dishonored (Xbox 360) — $19.99 at NewEgg. Fans of masks, the supernatural, and reactive worlds should get this well-reviewed title at the cheapest we’ve seen yet for the 360. Next best is $30 at Rakuten.
Alienware M17x r4 Gaming Laptop — $1,469 at Dell Home after coupon. Quick Specs: Core i7-3630QM, 2GB GeForce GTX 660M, and 8GB RAM. List is $1,749.
Alienware M14x r2 Gaming Laptop — $869 at Dell Home after coupon. Quick Specs: Core i5-3230M, 1GB GeForce GT 650M, and 6GB RAM. List is $999.
HP ENVY h8-1360t Gaming Desktop — $649.99 at HP after coupon. Quick Specs: Core i7-3770, Radeon HD 7570, 10GB RAM, Bluetooth Wireless-N LAN card, 460W power supply, and Windows 7. List is $1,000.
Sennheiser X320 Xbox 360 Gaming Headset — $58.88 at Rakuten. Next best is $100 at Crutchfield.