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This past Tuesday’s release of Madden NFL 25 makes the quarter century mark for the Madden series. It’s available now on the Xbox 360 and PS3 for $59.99, but rather than pay full price, you can use two stacking coupon codes at GameStop and drop to $49.99 with free shipping (shipping normally $3.50). If you’ve preordered the Xbox ONE and you’re the impatient type, there’s an incentive to buy for the Xbox 360. When the Xbox ONE releases, both Amazon and GameStop will allow you to trade in your Xbox 360 copy of Madden for the graphically superior Xbox ONE version for only $9.99 extra (vs. buying a whole new copy for $59.99).
If you’re looking to load up ye old Steam library, Amazon is running a “Digital Games Late Summer Sale”. Hundreds of PC and Mac downloads across a wide range of DRMs are on sale with discounts as high as 90% off. The sale began today, August 29th, and will run through Sunday, September 8th.
Sep. 3: Total War: Rome II + Greek States Culture Pack DLC (PC Download) — $47.99 at Green Man Gaming. Elsewhere $60. The Greek States Culture Pack allows you begin the campaign as Epirus, Athens, or everyone’s favorite… Sparta.
Last Tuesday’s release: Madden NFL 25 (Xbox 360, PS3) — $49.99 at GameStop after coupon. Elsewhere $60. For as many sequels as there are to contend with, this still garners a solid 81/100 Metascore. Not too shabby.
Digital Games Late Summer Sale — at Amazon. Hundreds of discounts on PC and Mac digital download games at Amazon. The sale runs until September 8th, with a new round of deals cycling in every day.
Released This Week
Sunday’s release: New Super Luigi U (Wii U) — $24.99 at GameStop after coupon. List is $30. Wii U just doesn’t get enough love these days so here’s a solid title for a questionable console.
Monday’s release: PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate (PC Download) — $16 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $20. Activates on Steam.
Tuesday’s release: Ace Patrol (PC Download) — $7.20 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $10. Activates on Steam.
Tuesday’s release: Killer is Dead (Xbox 360, PS3) — $49.99 at GameStop after coupon. List is $60. XSEED’s latest release is getting mixed reviews thus far. Metascore of 64/100.
Tuesday’s release: Castlevania: Lord of the Shadows Ultimate Edition (PC Download) — $24 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $30. Activates on Steam.
Last Tuesday’s release: Lost Planet 3 (PC Download) — $40 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $50. Activates on Steam. The Xbox 360 and PS3 versions can be had for $49.99 at GameStop (elsewhere $60).
Today’s release: Guardians of Middle Earth (PC Download) — $16 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $20. Activates on Steam.
Sep. 3: Rayman Legends + Rayman Origins (PC Download) — $31.99 at GameFly after coupon. List is $40. Activates on Uplay.
Sep. 4: Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (PC Download) — $12 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $15. Activates on Steam.
Sep. 17: Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox 360) — $59.99 + Xbox LIVE 1600 Points ($20 value) at Microsoft. The GTA V deal is back at Microsoft Store. No other pre-order deal available except for NewEgg’s $10 gift card.
Oct. 4: F1 2013 (PC Download) — $36 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $50. Activates on Steam. Deal expires in about 16 hours as time of writing but we suspect there will be another dicount before the October release date.
Oct. 22: LEGO: Marvel Super Heroes (Xbox 360, PS3) — $44.99 at NewEgg after coupon. List is $50. Also on 3DS for $34.99. Yep the LEGO gaming franchise just won’t die (and why should it when its so fun?).
Nov. 30: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo 3DS) — $35.99 at NewEgg after coupon. List is $40.
HP Envy 17t-j000 Laptop — $899.99 at HP after coupon. List is $1,070. Free shipping during labor day sale. Specs: Core i7-4700MQ, Full HD 1080p, GeForce GT 740M, Blu-ray.
HP Envy 15t-j000 Quad Edition Laptop — $803.99 at HP after coupon. List is $1,004. Free ship. Specs: Core i7-4700MQ, 1080p, GeForce GT 740M, 24GB mSSD, Backlit Keyboard, and optional Bluetooth added.
Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 59359560 Laptop — $799.99 at Lenovo after coupon. This is the older Y500 model, but it’s probably the cheapest SLI GPU machine you can get. Specs: Core i5-3230M, 8GB RAM, Full HD 1080p, and Dual GeForce GT 650M SLI.
BenQ XL2720T 27-inch 120Hz LED Gaming Monitor — $329 at BuyDig.com after coupon. Next best is $405 at Amazon.
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