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Update 6/20/14: ESO is now live and launched — but don’t pay full price. The best deals for the Digital Imperial Edition found here — and the Standard Edition here
Yesterday’s big scoop from Bethesda was the announced details of the “Imperial Edition” to the upcoming MMO Elder Scrolls Online. Shortly after the news, several PC digital retailers slotted up on the digital shelves Standard and Imperial Editions for preorder. Not only do the preorders come with preorder bonus incentives, but there’s also a 20% off coupon code slashing a huge chunk out of the listed price.
Accordingly, The Elder Scrolls Online Imperial Edition drops to $53.59 from $80, while the Standard Edition drops to $40.10 from the $60 list price. Since the announcement, the Imperial Edition preorders has been outselling the Standard by a significant margin. This may have to do with what’s included in each editions. Judge for yourself below:
The Elder Scrolls Online: Digital Imperial Edition (PC Download) — $53.59 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $80. The official release will be April 4th, 2014. In addition to the discount, the Imperial Edition includes:
- 5 day early access (begins March 30th)
- 30 days of included game time
- “Explorer Pack” DLC, which is actually 3 bonuses in one, allowing you to play any race in any Alliance (except Imperial), bonus treasure maps, and a Scuttler vanity pet
- Ability to play the Imperial race
- Ability to craft Imperial equipment
- Ability to transform into Imperial equipment
- Rings of Mara (quest)
- Mudcrab vanity pet
The Elder Scrolls Online (PC Download) — $40.10 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $60. The official release will be April 4th, 2014. In addition to the discount, the Standard Edition includes:
- 3 day early access (begins April 1st)
- 30 days of included game time
- “Explorer Pack” DLC, which will allow you to play any race in any Alliance (except Imperial). The Explorer Pack also includes bonus treasure maps and a Scuttler vanity pet.
In other gaming deal news this week, there are quite a few good PC gaming deals, especially with GameFly’s 25% off coupon (GFDJAN25) on select Ubisoft titles. The FPS PC shooter Rekoil finally made its way to Steam on January 28th. The game still carries its $4.50 off preorder bonus at GameFly, and you can use the previously mentioned coupon to drop the price to $7.87 – nearly half off the game’s $14.99 list price.
NewEgg has an instant savings + coupon code discount for Borderlands 2, dropping the hit 2012 title to only $5.39, a new low price for the game. Lastly, GameFly’s running an “Ubisoft Hits” sale on five Ubisoft titles. All are at or near their all time lows, including Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag for only $22.50 – a new low by $7.50.
More Hot Deals
Ubisoft Hits — up to 75% off instantly at GameFly and up to 80% off after coupon. All the titles below are at or near their all-time lows.
Tuesday’s release: Rekoil (PC Download) — $7.87 at GameFly after coupon. List is $15.
Borderlands 2 (PC Download) — $5.39 at NewEgg after coupon. List is $20.
Feb. 20: Men of War: Assault Squad 2 (PC Download) — $22.40 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $40.
Feb. 25: Thief (PC Download) — $31.50 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $50. GMG’s 30% off coupon for this title ends tomorrow, January 31st at 8AM Pacific.
Feb. 27: Resident Evil 4 HD (PC Download) — $14.99 at GameFly after coupon. List is $20. Preorders also get a 60+ track digital music album and a 80+ page digital archive.
Mar. 18: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS4, Xbox One) — $35.99 at NewEgg after coupon. List is $40. This is the first Metal Gear Solid title to offer open world gameplay with a new FOX game engine.
Mar. 18: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Xbox 360, PS3) — $26.99 at NewEgg after coupon. List is $30. A little less expensive than its next gen big brother release. It’s a wonder how long Sony and Microsoft will roll out new titles for the Xbox 360 and PS3.
Summer 2014: Alien: Isolation (PC Download) — $37.49 at GameFly after coupon. List is $50.
Gaming Capable Laptop Discounts
Alienware 18 Haswell Core i7-4700MQ, Full HD 1080p, Dual GeForce GTX 765M SLI, 8GB RAM — $1,949 at Dell Home after coupon. List is $2,099.
Alienware 17 Haswell Core i7-4700MQ, Full HD 1080p, GeForce GTX 770M 3GB, 16GB RAM (Refurbished) — $1,458.99 at eBay. List is $1,999.
Razer Blade 14-inch Gaming Laptop, Core i7-4702HQ, GeForce GTX 765M, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD — $1,799 at Microsoft. List is $1,999.
Lenovo IdeaPad Y410p 59405095 Core i7-4700MQ, GeForce GT 755M 2GB, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 8GB SSD — $799 at Lenovo after coupon. List is $1,279.
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