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XCOM’s going retro in the upcoming The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. If the 1960s reboot turns out to be as good as last year’s hit XCOM: Enemy Unknown, it may be worth preordering – especially since GameFly is throwing $20 worth of preorder incentives your way. They’ve got the price reduced from $49.99 to $44.99 ($5 savings), they’re throwing in the “Codebreakers” DLC, plus they’re giving you the choice of either a $10 GameFly Credit, a $10 GameFly Digital Credit, or a 1-month membership to their video game rental service. What’s more, you’ll get an additional $10 voucher good on other 2K titles at GameFly.
If store credit isn’t your thing and free games are more your cup of tea, Green Man Gaming also has an interesting tiered group buying reward approach for The Bureau, much like what’s currently available on the Steam store. If you preorder from GMG, you’ll get the $5 off, Codebreaker DLC, a choice of $12 credit or $8 cash back, and potentially a few free games. When GMG generates enough preorder sales of The Bureau (an unknown quantity to us), they’ll give everyone who preorded a copy of Spec Ops: The Line, and if they get an even larger number of preorder sales,, they’ll throw in a giant XCOM Ultimate Bundle, which includes Enemy Unknown, its DLCs, and 4 other classic XCOM games.
If you’ve been keeping track of gaming sales, you’ll remember that Steam’s Summer Sale ended earlier this month. Not to be left out of the sale frenzy, GameStop started their own digital summer sale immediately after Steam’s ended. Like Steam, there are new Daily Deals refreshed every 48 hours at GameStop, as well as plenty of other discounts littered about their Impulse PC download service.
Over at GameFly, you can also get up to 83% off instantly on 20 Rockstar titles and bundles. Better yet, there’s a stacking 20% off coupon code. This way you can nab the Max Payne 3 Complete Pack (base game + DLC) for only $9.59 after coupon, or the entire Max Payne series (1-3 + DLC) for only $15.99 after coupon.
Hot deals & recent releases
GameFly: The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Credit Rewards (PC Download) — $44.99. List is $50. Includes a $10 credit or 30-day membership, along with a $10 voucher for 2K digital titles. The included Codebreaker DLC is an extra bonus mission that involves cracking a mysterious alien code.
GMG: The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Group Reward (PC Download) — $44.99. List is $50. Includes Codebreaker DLC, your choice of either a $12 Credit or $8 Cash Back, and a tiered more games*
GameStop PC Download Summer Sale — discounts up to 80% off. Like the Steam Summer Sale, there are refreshed Daily Deals and other price breaks throughout their PC download section. Sale ends Monday, July 29th.
Rockstar Titles Up to 83% Off — at GameFly. Twenty Rockstar games and bundles on sale discounted up to 83% instantly. On top of that, there’s a 20% off stacking coupon code.
The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief (PC Download) — $18 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $25. This title released on Tuesday. Worth a shot for those who enjoy point and click mystery adventure games.
Teleglitch: Die More Edition (PC Download) — $10.39 at GameFly after coupon. Next best is $13 at Amazon. The latest release from Paradox Interactive. It’s a 2D top-down shooter that tries to keep the player on edge.
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Aug. 20: Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist (PC Download) — $47.99 at GameFly after coupon. List is $60. Six installment to Splinter Cell series. Fans of the series and action-adventure stealth game should keep their eyes open.
Aug. 27: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS3) — $32.99 at NewEgg after coupon. List is $40. Remember: if you own the original FF 14 game on the PC, you’ll be getting A Realm Reborn for free.
Nov. 1: Mario Party (Nintendo 3DS) — $35.99 at NewEgg after coupon. List is $40.
Console game deals
God of War: Ascension (PS3) — $27.99 at NewEgg after coupon. Next best is $34 at Amazon.
Assassin’s Creed 3 (Wii U, Xbox 360, PS3) — $19.99 at Best Buy. Next best is $40 at Amazon. First time AC3 is at a reasonable price for the Wii U version.
Nintendo Land (Wii U) — $17.99 at Best Buy. Next best is $25 at JR.com.
Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon (Nintendo 3DS) — $30.84 plus $1.97 shipping at Walmart. Next best is $40 at NewEgg.
Project X Zone (Nintendo 3DS) — $34.99 at NewEgg after coupon. List is $40.
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo 3DS) — $31.48 plus $1.97 shipping at Walmart. Next best is $38 at Amazon.
Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins (Nintendo 3DS) — $22.81 plus $1.97 shipping at Walmart. Next best is $30 at NewEgg.
Rayman Origins (PS Vita) — $15.99 at Amazon. Next best is $23 at JR.com.
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