Deal of the week: Game bundles and uber-cheap SSDs


— 5:28 PM on August 31, 2012

It's been a while since we kicked off one of our deal posts with a gaming bonanza. Let's rectify that, starting with a couple of downloadable game bundles currently on sale at Amazon.

The e-tailer offers the WTF Pack, which includes Borderlands GOTY Edition, Duke Nukem Forever, and The Darkness II for only $19.99. That's a pretty solid deal, even if you ignore the somewhat lackluster Duke Forever. Also, the Desert to Sea Bundle is available for the same price—$19.99. It combines BioShock, BioShock 2, and Spec Ops: The Line.

If bundles aren't your thing, Amazon also offers a downloadable copy of Mass Effect 3 for just $15.99. If you don't mind having to wrestle with physical media, Newegg has a DVD copy of id Software's Rage available for just $4.99.

We've got some hardware bargains, too, of course.

Newegg has OCZ's Vertex 3 240GB solid-state drive discounted for $179.99 shipped, or $159.99 after the $20 mail-in rebate. The slower Solid 3 120GB solid-state drive, also from OCZ, is on sale for $79.99 shipped, or $69.99 after the $10 MIR. You're looking at final per-gigabyte prices of 67 and 58 cents, respectively, which is pretty darned cheap for SSDs. Both drives feature 6Gbps Serial ATA connectivity, SandForce controllers, and peak read and write speeds in the vicinity of 500MB/s.

For your mechanical mass storage needs, you might be interested in Seagate's 3TB Barracuda hard drive—a 7,200-RPM specimen with 64MB of cache and a 6Gbps SATA interface. Newegg offers it for $139.99 shipped right now. Price per gigabyte: just under 5 cents.

Our friends north of the border will surely want to check out NCIX's Massive Labour Day Sale Event, as well. (That's right; labor is spelled with a U up in the Great White North.) Sale items include WD's 3TB Caviar Green hard drive, available for $139.99 CAD, and the aforementioned Vertex 3 240GB SSD from OCZ, which NCIX has listed for $169.99 CAD.

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