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Update: Company of Heroes 2 is now only $44.99 for the Steam key version after coupon code GFDOCT25
Tuesday is the traditional release of most video games (and basically all CDs/DVDs), but we’re sure someone from Relic wanted Company of Heroes 2 to release on June 22nd to coincide with the 112th anniversary of Operation Barbarossa. That would have made Company of Heroes 2 a Saturday release – probably a big marketing no-no for the best sales results. They picked Tuesday for optimum media attention and buying volume. Nevertheless, they picked the closest Tuesday release date to the opening of the Germans’ surprise attack (we’re totally not over thinking this).
If you’re looking to pick up a copy of the latest real time strategy game, don’t surrender to the full $59.99 list price. GameFly has big instant savingsfor Company of Heroes 2 dropping the price down to $44.99 and saving you $25 on the Steam activated version.
This Tuesday saw the release of the last Borderlands 2 DLC pack: Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep. It’s the fourth DLC to release in the Season Pass, which has kept campaign content fresh since its September 2012 release. If you don’t have the Season Pass, you can buy the latest DLC for $9.99, but GameFly’s coupon code comes to the rescue again here, dropping the price to to $45.
If you don’t own any titles in the Borderlands series, Amazon has a deal for you this week. Their Borderlands 2 Bundleganza just came down in price to $22. This PC download bundle includes Borderlands GOTY Edition and Borderlands 2, along with its Season Pass – a great deal considering the cheapest Season Pass online right now is $24. If you don’t really care about the extra content or you already have the original Borderlands, the Borderlands 2 base game is only $10 from Mac Game Store (and it works on PC, too).
Tuesday’s release: Company of Heroes 2 (PC Download) — $45 at GameFly after coupon. If squad based RTS is your forté, why not?
Borderlands Bundleganza: 1 + 2 + Season Pass (PC Download) — $21.99 at Amazon. Included in this PC download bundle is Borderlands Game of the Year Edition, Borderlands 2, and the Boderlands 2: Season Pass. If you’re only interested in the base Borderlands 2 game on Mac or PC it’s only $10 at the Mac Game Store.
PSP 3000 (PlayStation Portable) with LittleBigPlanet, Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters, and Cars 2 — $104.99 at Groupon. List is $200. Bargain up on this “blast from the past” deal from Groupon (yes they sell more than spa treatments). Three good games on an old portable media device. Be warned you’ll have a hard time finding other games anywhere but eBay.
June 20: Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep (PC DLC) — $8 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $10.
Magrunner: Dark Pulse (PC Download) — $15 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $20.
June 28: Jack Keane (PC Download) — $6 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $10. An action packed point-and-click game set in Colonial England. From the Germany based developer 10tacle Studios.
July 9: Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Brave New World (PC Download) — $20.25 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $30.
Aug. 6: Tales of Xillia (PS3) — $52.99 at NewEgg after coupon. List is $60. Though the games been out since September 8th, 2011 in Japan, it finally hits American shores on August 6th (August 9th in Euroland).
Aug. 20: Saints Row IV (PC Download) — $37.50 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $50. The Xbox 360 and PS3 versions are discounted this week at NewEgg from $59.99 to $52.99.
Aug. 27: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PC Download) — $22.50 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $30. It’s also notable that NewEgg has the PS3 version discounted from $39.99 to $34.99 after coupon.
360 and PS3 deals
Grid 2 (Xbox 360, PS3) — $39.99 plus $3.49 shipping at GameStop. Next best is $55 at Overstock.com. Console releases don’t usually drop so fast a month after release, but looks like GRID 2 bucks the trend.
Doom 3: BFG Edition (PS3) — $5 plus $1.99 shipping at NewEgg after rebate. Next best is $20 at Amazon. Yeah you have to fiddle with rebate but its a cheap game to add to your PS3 collection.
Ivy Bridge Liquidation Deals
HP Envy dv6-7215nr — $650.99 at HP after coupon SVD8492. Quad Core i7-3630QM, 8GB RAM, GeForce GT 630M, Blu-ray. Not the fastest GPU but its a i7 for only $650.
HP Envy dv7-7212nr — $884.99 at HP after coupon SVD8492. Well equipped machine: Ivy Bridge Quad Core i7-3630QM, 8GB RAM, 1080p display, 750GB 7200RPM HDD + 32GB SSD, GeForce GT 650M
Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 59360242 Laptop — $779 at Lenovo after coupon USPY5420620. Core i7-3630QM, Full HD 1080p, 8GB RAM, GeForce GT 650M. Not a bad price for an i7 with Full HD display and a mid-range GPU.
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