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Is the proper capitalization Nvidia, NVIDIA, or nVidia? Whatever the case, Nvidia Shield, the PC streaming/Android handheld gaming console has dropped to $199 with free shipping at the Nvidia Store. Originally launched in July 2013 for $299, prices on the Shield dropped to $250 during Black Friday. Here we are about 4 months later and gamers will have another shot at this nifty gadget. Along with the price drop the Shield also received several recent upgrades to the GameStream function, an Android 4.4 KitKat update, and all around UI improvements.
Beyond the official Nvidia Store, you’ll also find the Nvidia Shield priced at $199 at Best Buy, GameStop (though GameStop is charging a $8 shipping fee), and Newegg. Gamers looking to save a little bit more may want to grab the handheld at Newegg, which comes out to $180 if you use a special V.me by Visa coupon 20% off coupon: VMEMADNESS — take note that you must use the V.me by Visa checkout in order to qualify for this coupon.
Another hot hardware deal this week is an unexpected $50 price drop on the Xbox One console from various retailers (a mini price war of sort?). Recently released and highly touted “Titanfall Edition” has also been slashed from $500 to $450. The Titanfall Edition includes the standard console, 1 month Xbox LIVE Gold, and a free digital copy of Titanfall. You’ll find this deal at Walmart, Best Buy, and Amazon — but thus far we’re seeing Best Buy having the most stability in stock and pricing.
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For fans of the Elder Scrolls series, keep an eye out next week Friday April 4th as the MMO Elder Scrolls Online will make its debut. If you can’t wait for that date, preordering the Imperial Edition at will get you a 5-day head head start (Sunday, March 30th) in addition to a slew of other preorder bonuses. At Green Man Gaming there’s also a 20% off coupon code, dropping the Imperial Edition from $79.99 to $64. The same discount applies to the Standard Edition, slashing that price from $59.99 to $48 – though preordering the Standard Edition will only get you a 3-day head start.
Our last noteworthy deal of the week includes a freebie offer with no catches, coupons, or mail in rebates to deal with: today the original zombies-in-space horror PC game Dead Space is free on Origin.. Even if you’re not a fan of the EA’s DRM platform, it’s hard to argue with the price of zero dollars. The game will remain free until May 8th.
NVIDIA Shield Tegra 4, 720p, 16GB — $199 at Nvidia Store. Also available at Newegg for cheaper after coupon.
Xbox One Console Titanfall Edition — $449.99 at Best Buy. List is $500.
Apr. 4: The Elder Scrolls Online: Digital Imperial Edition (PC Download) — $64 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $80.
Dead Space (PC Download) — $0 at Origin. Normally $19.99. The game actives on EA’s Origin DRM, so if you don’t have it, you’ll have to create an account (of course that’s free as well).
New DLCs Released This Week
Tuesday’s release: BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode 2 (PC DLC) — $12 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $15.
Tuesday’s release: Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India (PC DLC) — $12 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $15.
Today’s release: Total War: Rome II – Hannibal at the Gates (PC DLC) — $11.99 at GameFly after coupon. List is $15.
Apr. 8: Kinect Sports Rivals + $10 Xbox Gift Card Digital Code (Xbox One) — $59.99 at Microsoft. List is $60.
Apr. 10: Warlock 2: The Exiled – Standard Edition (PC Download) — $24 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $30. A similar 20% discount can be had on the Lord Edition from $40 to $32 and the Great Mage Edition from $50 to $40.
May 27: Watch Dogs + $10 Gift Card (PS4, Xbox 360, PS3) — $59.99 at NewEgg. List is $60.
June 6: Murdered: Soul Suspect (PC Download) — $36 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $50.
HP Envy 15t-j100 Select Edition Core i5-4200M, Full HD 1080p, GeForce GT 750M 4GB, 8GB RAM — $704.99 plus $9.99 shipping at HP after coupon. List is $855.
Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p 59375624 Dual Graphics, Core i7-4700MQ, Full HD 1080p, Dual GeForce GT 750M 2GB SLI, 24GB SSD — $1,029.99 at Lenovo after coupon. List is $1,300.
Wii U Skylanders Swap Force Bundle — $229.99 plus $1.99 shipping at NewEgg. Next best is $238 at Amazon.
Sony PS3 Pulse Wireless Gaming Headset Elite Edition (Refurbished) — $79.99 at eBay. Next best is $110.
Xbox 360 Chatpad with Headset — $13.99 at eBay. Next best is $20 at Amazon.
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