Deal of the week: A bounty of games and discounted gear

Let’s start this week’s deal post with some gaming goodness. The fall release season is in full swing, and a quick look at Amazon’s digital download sales will tell you as much. The e-tailer has a wealth of titles available at discounted prices:

  • Battlefield 3 (pre-order) for $50.99.
  • Dead Island for $39.99.
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution for $33.33.
  • Call of Juarez: The Cartel for $38.99.
  • and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood for $11.99

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (or, as we like to call it, AssBro) has been out for a while, but it’s a fine game, and I’d say it’s definitely worth picking up for 12 bucks.

We’ve also tracked down a handful of hardware deals this week. Kingston’s 8GB HyperX DDR3-1333 kit is available for $43.99 shipped at Amazon, and you can get it down to $28.99 with a mail-in rebate. Corsair’s Carbide 400R enclosure—a recent winner of our TR Recommended award—is a steal for $99.99, and Newegg is letting you grab Intel’s Core i5-2500K for only $204.99 if you enter the coupon code “EMCJKJG34” (minus the quotes) on the checkout page. The i5-2500K outruns AMD’s $245 FX-8150 slightly overall, so it’s not a bad buy for $205 with free shipping.

North of the border, NCIX is running its Colossal Sale Event until October 19. Plenty of items are on offer at reduced prices, including Corsair’s Force 3 120GB solid-state drive, which can be nabbed for $129.99 CAD, and BenQ’s BL2400PU 24″ display, which apparently has an A-MVA panel and is on sale for $199.99 CAD. NCIX quotes regular prices of $179.99 and $399.99, respectively, for those two items.

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    • l33t-g4m3r
    • 8 years ago

    Can I activate AssBro through steam? Amazon only? What’s the drm on this?
    “Requires a registered Ubisoft account for installation and online play” WTF. No.

      • paulWTAMU
      • 8 years ago

      if it’s anything like Assassin’s Creed 2, the PC port is horribly done.

      On the console however, it kicks ass.

        • yogibbear
        • 8 years ago

        Plugs 360 controller into HTPC, sits down on couch. Has 1080p graphics enabled and 120 FPS. LOLS.

          • Forge
          • 8 years ago

          120fps at 1920*1080, from your HTPC? Either your HTPC has vastly overpowered graphics, or you’re measuring it wrong.

            • JustAnEngineer
            • 8 years ago

            “Overpowered” is a subjective judgement.

            • Peldor
            • 8 years ago

            No, it’s just wrong.

            • glynor
            • 8 years ago

            Reply fail. Ignore.

            • glynor
            • 8 years ago

            I don’t know… I do basically ALL of my gaming on my HTPC. It has the most powerful graphics card I own in it (a 6870). It is [b<]great[/b<] for most games at 1080p on my 60" plasma.

            • mcnabney
            • 8 years ago

            There is a $250 video card sitting in my HTPC.

            Took a little work to eliminate noise, but PC games on a 120″ screen with 7.2 (yes, two subs) audio (all Klipsch RF series) is an amazing experience.

            • funko
            • 8 years ago

            i cant do it. i need a desk with KB and mouse for my gaming. i vote for a 28-30″ single desktop monitor over bigscreen for myself. but its all good.

    • Willem3rd
    • 8 years ago

    You can pre-order Batman: Arkham City for $33.96 at greenmangaming with the voucher AUTUM-NSALE-20PEC.

    • DougG
    • 8 years ago

    Cyril: adjustment to your last line: “prices of $179.99 and…”

    • I.S.T.
    • 8 years ago

    Max Payne and Max Payne 2 are on sale on Steam. 3.74 for both, 2.50 for each if you buy separately.

      • Jambe
      • 8 years ago

      Good games, both. Worth it if you’re not a graphics snob!

        • yogibbear
        • 8 years ago

        They look better than RAGE.

    • UberGerbil
    • 8 years ago

    NewEgg may be offering the i5-2500K for $204.99, but if you south-of-the-border’ins move quick you can get one for [url=http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=57962&vpn=BX80623I52500K&manufacture=Intel&promoid=1339<]$189.99 at NCIX.com[/url<]. Free shipping (assuming you don't want it overnight) and unless you're in California, no sales tax. If you don't get in before they're gone, don't fret: they ran the same deal last week and quantities eventually "ran out" -- and yet, here it is again.

      • Sunburn74
      • 8 years ago

      What I find more interesting is that microcenter is selling the 2600k with an 80 dollar discount on any z68 motherboard. Assuming you buy a motherboard that costs 110 dollars, you can literally end up with a 2600k and a midrange mobo for about 300 USD.

        • UberGerbil
        • 8 years ago

        Yeah, I wish I lived near one. I’ve got a Fry’s, but their awesome in-store combo deals are long gone.

        There aren’t many Z68 mobos that cheap, though. They’re generally north of $129 (that’s the cheapest you can find an [url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006519%2050001315%2040000280%20600158412&IsNodeId=1&name=Intel%20Z68<]ASUS Z68[/url<] at Newegg, for example)

    • The Dark One
    • 8 years ago

    I set a rule for myself not to buy any UbiDRM game for more than $10. I guess it would be more principled to just boycott it completely, but at least this way I don’t feel ripped off when my flaky WiFi connection goes out and I’m completely locked from starting the game up.

    I feel confident that a Revelations-related sale on Steam or the big Thanksgiving blowout will knock it down those extra two dollars.

      • DrCR
      • 8 years ago

      Checkout the international version.

      The last UbiDRM game I got was SplinterCell:Conviction. I got the international version because I was only interested in single player and the international version doesn’t have to phone home.

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