It's probably already too late to shop online for physical Christmas gifts, but digital downloads are still fair game. And as it happens, Amazon has quite a few downloadable PC games on sale today. Those include:
The Tantalizing THQ Medley is also available for $7.49. It comprises six titles: Homefront, Metro 2033, Red Faction Armageddon, Red Faction Guerilla, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, and Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine. If you just want Metro 2033, you can get that game for free by liking this Facebook page.
Of course, it's not like there's a law against giving gifts or treating yourself after December 25. Good thing, too, because we've spotted a couple of nice hardware deals at Newegg.
The e-tailer is still letting folks grab the Windows 8 Professional upgrade DVD for $29.99 after a $30 mail-in rebate (with free shipping). That's still 10 bucks cheaper than what Microsoft charges for the downloadable upgrade.
Also, Newegg has a 23", 1920x1080 Asus monitor on sale for $119.99 after a $30 instant coupon code and a $40 mail-in rebate. (Shipping is also free.) This looks like a TN panel, but it has solid specs, good reviews, and a very tantalizing price. You're not going to find anything with an IPS panel anywhere near this cheap, anyway.
For our Canadian friends, NCIX is running a Last Minute Christmas Savings sale—and if your city has a local NCIX store, you should be able to pick up your order there instead of waiting for a delivery. Among the items on sale are Western Digital's Caviar Green 2TB hard drive for $89.99 CAD and Kingston's SSDNow V+200 120GB solid-state drive for $94.99 CAD.
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