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Can you handle mail-in rebates? For the diligent shopper out there with either an Xbox One or PS4, TigerDirect has a $15 MIR for Battlefield 4, dropping the price from $59.99 to $45 with free shipping. It’s the lowest price seen so far for the next gen versions.
On Tuesday this week, the Sweden-based digital gaming retailer GamersGate launched their traditional December holiday sale. Every day, four new “Deals of the Day” appear, and on Tuesdays, new week-long offers will be put up.
Bucking the Tuesday release trend, Racing Manager 2014 is hitting digital shelves tomorrow, Friday December 6th. The game lets you control pre-built teams or allows you to create your own custom team to compete. Hiring, training, designing, parts-purchasing, contracting, and even detailing your own custom paint jobs are part for the course in this title, so if strategy is your forte and you like cars, give this one a look. Even the day before release, there’s a Green Man Gaming coupon cutting your price 20% down to $16 even.
Hot deals & recent releases
Battlefield 4 Limited Edition (PS4, Xbox One) — $44.99 at TigerDirect after rebate. Sure, you have to fork over the full price initially, but you’ll end up getting the title for 25% less than you can anywhere else.
GamersGate 2013 Holiday Sale. Four new Deals of the Day each day, plus refreshed weekly deals every Tuesday.
Racing Manager 2014 (Steam) — $16 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. Elsewhere $20. Game releases tomorrow, December 6th.
PC download deals
Crusader Kings II Collection (Steam) — $19.99 at GamersGate. List is $80. Includes the base game and a ton of other DLCs which would normally cost $1.99 a piece.
Professional Farmer 2014 (Steam) — $16 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $20. If Farmville isn’t enough, it may be time to upgrade to this title. The game came out on November 28th.
Max Payne Complete Pack (Steam) — $10.99 at Amazon. Includes Max Paynes 1 – 3, along with Max Payne 3 Rockstar Pass. List is $55.
Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army 2 (Steam) — $6 at GamersGate. Fan of the first one? Try the second. Next best is $15 at Green Man Gaming.
Lords of Football (Steam) — $4.08 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. This is “real” football for the Europeans out there. Next best is $15 at GamersGate.
Next-gen console deals
Call of Duty: Ghosts (Xbox One) — $48.96 at Walmart. Critics like it, users hate it, but who knows – you could be a user who likes it. List is $60.
Madden NFL 25 (PS4) — $48.99 at Walmart. The graphics haven’t changed too much for the next-gen update, but the game seems like a franchise pivot nevertheless. List is $60.
FIFA 14 (Xbox One) — $48.99 at Walmart. Generally good reviews for the latest in the FIFA franchise, receiving a respecatble 84/100 MetaScore. List is $60.
Need for Speed Rivals (Xbox One) — $48.99 at Walmart. List is $60. Received a 76/100 score on Metacritic, which isn’t bad at all.
NBA 2K14 (Xbox One) — $48.99 at Walmart. List is $60. Not sure why they didn’t just call this game “LeBron 2k14″. Would have made more sense anyway.
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag (Xbox One) — $48.99 at Walmart. List is $60. Lowest next gen price seen for Pirates of the Caribbean 4… err, Assassin’s Creed.
Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4) — $48.99 at Walmart. List is $60. Only a 74/100 score on Metacritic. Mixed reviews, but not in the graphics department.
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (Wii U) — $14.99 at Best Buy. Next best is $29 at Rakuten. Is Wii U a next-gen console? It just doesn’t feel like it with its late 2012 release date.
New Super Luigi U (Wii U) — $14.99 at Best Buy. Next best is $25 at Amazon.
The “so outdated” Xbox 360 & PS3
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition (Xbox 360, PS3) — $27.99 at NewEgg. Next best is $44 at Amazon. Lowest price ever for Skyrim + all DLCs on console. Not a bad price point for a gift.
Skylander’s Spyro’s Adventure Starter Pack (Xbox 360, PS3) — $19.99 at Best Buy. Now that Skylander’s has some competition from Disney Infinity, expect the prices to continue to come down on various bundles through the holiday buying season.
Payday 2 (Xbox 360, PS3) — $14.99 at Best Buy. Next best is $30 at GameStop. If you want an FPS game with a twist, this gives you the chance to rob banks. Highly recommended for multiplayer.
Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel Overkill Edition (Xbox 360, PS3) — $14.99 at Best Buy. Next best is $30 at Amazon. Fun 2-player co-op that released the same day as BioShock Infinite and received almost no media attention due to that fact.
Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p 59405673 Haswell Core i7-4700MQ (4th Gen), Full HD 1080p, GeForce GT 755M, 8GB mSSD — $879 at Lenovo after coupon. List is $1,369. If you have a gaming laptop budget of under $1,000, this is not a bad option with a 1080p display and solid discrete graphics.
HP Envy 14 TouchSmart Ultrabook 14t-k100 Core i7-4500U, HD+ 900p, GeForce GT 740M, 24GB mSSD — $843.99 at HP after coupon. List is $1,055. Have you thought about gaming on an Ultrabook? This HP Envy should be able to handle it with discrete graphics and other beefy specs.
Lenovo IdeaPad Y410p 59392571 Haswell Core i7-4700MQ, GeForce GT 755M 2GB, 8GB RAM — $729 at Lenovo after coupon. List is $1,299. It’s not an impressive 1080p display, but you probably don’t need that kind of resolution on a 14-inch laptop.
Tritton Warhead 7.1 Dolby Wireless Gaming Headset — $109.99 at NewEgg. Next best is $150 at Amazon – and that’s the cheapest Amazon’s ever sold the headset for by quite a bit. Some places still charge the original $299.
Logitech G500s Gaming Mouse — $39.99 at Amazon. Next best is $60 at NewEgg.
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