Deal of the week: Games bargains and more

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:

  • BioShock and BioShock 2$4.99
  • Dead Island GOTY edition – $5.99
  • Hitman: Absolution$19.99
  • L.A. Noire$7.49
  • Max Payne 3$14.99
  • Syndicate$4.99

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", 1920×1080 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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    • kvndoom
    • 7 years ago

    A rebate on [b<][i<]Windows[/b<][/i<]?!? If Microsoft gets any more desperate, Windows 8 will be part of the next Humble Bundle.

      • l33t-g4m3r
      • 7 years ago

      They’re desperate, not humble. Lower the official retail price to the $15 w7 upgrade offer and I might bite. Then I’d promptly install as many hacks as necessary to disable that horrible vendor lock-in tablet GUI.

    • oldDummy
    • 7 years ago

    “Tantalizing THQ Medley”
    $7.49 ???
    Try $130.00

    Guess the sale ended?

      • l33t-g4m3r
      • 7 years ago

      Not on Steam. $24.99 for the entire collection.
      [url<]http://store.steampowered.com/sub/18778/[/url<]

    • MadManOriginal
    • 7 years ago

    Dawn of War Franchise for $10 on Steam. It’s literally everything, all expansions and DLC, for both games.

    • kamikaziechameleon
    • 7 years ago

    the last 3 are tantalizing. LA noire, Max 3 and Syndicate. All games I’d like to get my hands on.

      • swaaye
      • 7 years ago

      Syndicate has an extremely weak single player. Starbreeze forgot how to do that I guess.

    • Bensam123
    • 7 years ago

    Steam winter sale is on right now as well. They pretty much wack the titles on all games. Even NS2 was down to $9.99 the other day.

    • willmore
    • 7 years ago

    It got reviewed into oblivion, but I know there is a crowd that really likes it, so I thought I’d ask here.

    Is Dead Island worth $5.99?

    Edited to thank everyone for the responses and to add:

    I think I’ll let it pass. I get enough repetetive combat with the same kinds of enemies but with an RPG element from BL2. I’ve killed a ton of zombies in L4D and L4D2 (and I’ll do it all over as soon as they get the Linux port done.

      • nanoflower
      • 7 years ago

      I haven’t played it but did watch a playthrough by the Co-Dependent crowd on Youtube and it looked fun enough. [url<]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN0_R_0eEKg[/url<] Though like many games of this sort it can get a bit repetitive since you are fighting the same sort of enemies over and over again.

      • sweatshopking
      • 7 years ago

      Idk. I couldn’t get past the first hour without getting crazy bored.

      • TurtlePerson2
      • 7 years ago

      I found it to be awful. I had a couple of friends that I was playing it with and they seemed to think it was alright, but I found it dull beyond belief. If you’re the type of person who doesn’t mind repetitive combat if there’s an RPG system (i.e. you like MMOs), then you might enjoy it.

        • cynan
        • 7 years ago

        I mostly agree. I paid $11 or so a few months ago for it, and I think that was about $10 too much. I found it pretty dull. Even in co-op. Couldn’t really be bothered to get into it.

      • AzureFrost
      • 7 years ago

      It was OK-ish.

      • Joe Miller
      • 7 years ago

      I liked it a lot, played it through. But only once, started playing second time and left it.

      • yogibbear
      • 7 years ago

      No. (unless you intend to play a FPS with a 360 pad).

    • swaaye
    • 7 years ago

    Is the Hitman game awful?

      • sweatshopking
      • 7 years ago

      Yeah, its brand new and already stupid cheap

      • yogibbear
      • 7 years ago

      No, it is awesome.

      • krazyredboy
      • 7 years ago

      Actually, I’ve enjoyed it, quite a bit. It didn’t feel like it had as much of a learning curve as Blood Money did and it made me want to play through it, more than once. Which is rare, for me, nowadays.

      • lilbuddhaman
      • 7 years ago

      The graphics are amazing from what i’ve seen. True “DX11” effects, high res textures, etc. Check out the [H] IQ review. As far as the gameplay goes, it’s supposedly a QTE fest with a somewhat terrible storyline. I’m waiting till it’s $10.

        • gigafinger
        • 7 years ago

        I’ve been playing it all weekend and the only QTE I can recall is when you engage a bad guy in melee. If you mess up the QTE, you lose a little life and start again. Thankfully, most of the time it’s like 2-4 buttons total.

    • shaq_mobile
    • 7 years ago

    natural selection 2 is $10

    definitely worth it. 220+ hours played. 😮

    • JustAnEngineer
    • 7 years ago

    [quote=”Cyril”<]You're not going to find anything with an IPS panel anywhere near this cheap, anyway.[/quote<] [url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236205<]$159[/url<] or [url=http://www.jr.com/asus/pe/ASU_VS229HP/<]$145[/url<] Asus VS229H-P

      • mocliamtoh
      • 7 years ago

      Better yet [url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005341<]$130[/url<] LG IPS224T-PN

      • nanoflower
      • 7 years ago

      But that is a 22 (21.5) inch while the monitor that Cyril wrote about is a 23 inch.

        • lilbuddhaman
        • 7 years ago

        You, yes you, go stand in the corner for a few minutes.

    • JustAnEngineer
    • 7 years ago

    [i<]Dishonored[/i<] is $30 on Steam for the next two days. [url<]https://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=85501#p1147396[/url<]

    • TurtlePerson2
    • 7 years ago

    Cyril, you forgot the Steam sale…

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