Archive for December, 2011


Hello everyone and welcome back to TGA for another set of gaming deals today.  We have stuff from Amazon and Best Buy on sale today and we hope you find something you were looking for.  The 19 Days of Deals from Amazon gives us EA Action Game Day (save up to 33%) and Best Buy has a few things for you as well.  We don’t want to keep you waiting any longer so here are the deals.  Happy Shopping to all.

Amazon Gaming Deals of the Day 12/15 – EA Action Game Day – link to deal

  • Battlefield 3 (Xbox 360, PS3 and PC) – $45.99
  • Need for Speed: The Run (PS3) – $34.99
  • Need for Speed: The Run (Xbox 360) – $36.39
  • Need for Speed: The Run (Wii and PC) – $29.99
  • Crysis 2 (Xbox 360) – $29.99
  • Crysis 2 (PS3) – $28.81
  • and a few more

EA Action Game Downloads up to 40% off – link to deal

  • Battlefield 3 – $45.66
  • Battlefield Bad Company 2 – $9.99
  • Need for Speed: The Run – $29.99
  • Crysis 2 – $29.99

Best Buy Gaming Deals of the Day 12/15 – link to deal

  • Nintendogs + Cats 3DS Toy Poodle and New Friends – $6.99
  • Nintendogs + Cats 3DS French Bulldog and New Friends -$6.99
  • Nintendogs + Cats 3DS Golden Retriever and New Friends – $6.99
  • Dirt 3 (Xbox 360 and PS3) – $14.99 (currently not available for shipping, just in store pickup)

There you have it folks; your Amazon and Best Buy gaming deals of the day.  Check back soon for new deals and as always you can follow us on Twitter @GamersAbstract and like us on Facebook for more content.

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Do you own a Nintendo 3DS?  Do you plan on getting the Circle Pad Pro when it launches early next year?  Lastly, do you live in North America?  If you answered yes to all of three questions you will need to know this in order to purchase it (if no then I’ll allow you to stop reading).  The Circle Pad Pro is an attachment for the Nintendo 3DS that adds an extra thumb stick and shoulder buttons to the console and will reportedly have limited support working with only select 3DS titles (Resident Evil: Revelations and Monster Hunter 3G are confirmed).  That is its main function, but in order to buy this attachment you will have to shell the $20 asking price over to GameStop.  According to a Gamasutra article I read, the Circle Pad Pro will be sold exclusively through GameStop in North America and is being done so as an initiative to reduce the amount of potential extraneous units floating around at other retailers.  That same article also mentioned about how this isn’t Nintendo’s first rodeo with doing something of this sort.  Nintendo also did this with Electroplankton and Chibi Robo!Park Patrol for the DS.

I think that anything Nintendo can do to reduce the risk of over manufacturing these attachments is an excellent idea.  Having them at one retailer will almost guarantee that they will only produce what is either pre-ordered or requested from the retailer.  I think this is a win-win for everyone and will surely keep Nintendo from dipping further into the red.  What do you think of this act on behalf of Nintendo?  Do you think it is a good/bad idea?  Do you wish you could purchase it at your choice of retailer?  Sound off in the comments section and let us know what you think.  As always you can follow us on Twitter @GamersAbstract and like us on Facebook for more content.


This is a little mid day deal treat for all of you.  I happened to come across this when I was doing some shopping of my own so I hope you enjoy.  The games and accessories being offered in this particular deal are “at least” 50% off if not more according to the prices listed on Amazon.  So I will not keep you waiting any longer and I have posted some notable merchandise from the sale.  Happy shopping everyone.

Amazon Gaming 50% off or More Sale – link to deal

*Note* some of these deals will expire and prices are subject to change, ones listed below were available and priced accordingly at the time of me viewing them

  • Gears of War Triple Pack (Xbox 360) – $13.39
  • Goldeneye (Wii) – $12.33
  • Resident Evil 4 (Wii) – $9.96
  • Brink (Xbox 360) – $9.99
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution Augmented Edition (Xbox 360) – $35.04
  • Mortal Kombat (PS3) – $26.13
  • Ace Combat: Assault Horizon (Xbox 360) – $28.53
  • Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One (PS3) – $26.59
  • Solatorobo: Red the Hunter (DS) – $17.13
  • Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen (DS) – $10.96
  • and many more

These deals are subject to end at any time so if you see something you are interested in don’t wait to buy it.  There are a ton more games that I didn’t list above so be sure to investigate further to see the whole selection of discounted games.  Check back soon for new deals and as always you can follow us on Twitter @GamersAbstract and like us on Facebook for more content.


A new day means new deals and we have them here for you.  We have gaming deals from Amazon and Best Buy today.  Amazon’s 19 Days of Deals continues today with Kid’s Playtime Day, so they will have various kid oriented games and accessories on sale (some notables will be posted below).  Best Buy has another set of Day only deals in Gaming and we will have them posted below.  Happy shopping everyone and hopefully you find something you were looking for.

Amazon’s Gaming Deals of the Day 12/14 – Kid’s Playtime Day – link to deal

  • Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure Starter Pack (Wii) – $59.99
  • Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster (Xbox 360) – $29.99
  • Babysitting Mama (Wii) – $14.99
  • Puss in Boots (Xbox 360) – $37.99
  • and many more

Amazon Adventure Downloads for $2.49 or less (PC) link to deal

  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light – $1.99
  • Just Cause 2 – $2.49
  • Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath – $1.99
  • Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee – $.99
  • Oddworld: Abe’s Exodus – $.99
  • Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee – $.99

Best Buy Gaming Deals of the Day 12/14 – link to deal

*Note* some of these deals say they are not available for shipping and might require store pickup

  • Def Jam Rapstar (Xbox 360) – $4.99
  • Def Jam Rapstar Bundle (PS3) – $4.99
  • Def Jam Rapstar Bundle (Wii) – $4.99
  • Kirby’s Epic Yarn (Wii) – $7.99
  • there are others on the page, but were sold out, might be restocked later if you want to check back

There you have it folks; your Amazon and Best Buy gaming deals of the day.  Check back soon for new deals and as always you can follow us on Twitter @GamersAbstract and like us on Facebook for more content.

 


Sorry for the late posting of this; I kind of forgot about it (better late than never I say).  Anyways GameFly Nightly Deals continue tonight and are more plentiful than usual.  If you have used us for GameFly deals before you know what’s up, but if you are new to them let me give you the low down.  All games from GameFly come with new cases, manuals and online passes if required.  Also all the titles included in this deal have free shipping (which is kick ass right?).  Lastly these deals will run until tomorrow night at 5PM PST or until stock is depleted.  Every game has its own corresponding link to the GameFly store.  So Happy Shopping to all and to all a good night.

GameFly Nightly Deals 12/13

  • Alice Madness Returns (Xbox 360 and PS3) – $14.99
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters (Xbox 360 and PS3) – $12.99
  • Transformers Dark of the Moon (Xbox 360 and PS3) – $12.99
  • Dragon Age 2 (Xbox 360 and PS3) – $12.99
  • Portal 2 (Xbox 360 and PS3) – $14.99
  • L.A. Noire (Xbox 360 and PS3) – $12.99
  • Operation Flashpoint: Red River (Xbox 360) – $12.99
  • Battlefield Bad Company 2 (Xbox 360) – $9.99
  • Dungeon Siege III (Xbox 360) – $12.99
  • Red Dead Redemption (Xbox 360)- $14.99
  • Shadows of the Damned (Xbox 360) – $14.99
  • Killzone 3 (PS3) – $14.99
  • Call of Juarez: The Cartel (PS3) – $9.99
  • Socom 4 U.S. Navy Seals (PS3) – $14.99

There you have it folks; your GameFly Nightly Deals.  Check back soon for new deals and as always you can follow us on Twitter @GamersAbstract and like us on Facebook for more content.


The Humble Bundle is back again with the Humble Bundle 4.  Five new games are now available for download, with another two for those who pay at least the average amount.  It’s currently $5.03, and even though that amount will change as more donations are made, it usually stays around the five dollar mark.

As always, the Humble Bundle is pay what you want, DRM free, cross platform, and helps charity.  The games you’ll be getting, with descriptions thanks to the HumbleBundle site, are:

1.  Jamestown – Jamestown is a beautiful, new shmup that brings neo-classical flavor to the grand tradition of scrolling arcade shooters. Up to four players blast and bullet dodge through a hostile Martian frontier, armed with the very best in steampunk weaponry. A “stay-alive” co-op system will have you screaming at your buddies during the epic, retro-style, screen-filling boss battles, while unlocking sick new ships and weapons.

2.  Bit.Trip Runner – Bit.Trip Runner radiates charm and challenge with retro-styled, music-platformer gameplay. Players take control of Captain Video as he runs through more than 30 levels. Each stage features a unique music track perfectly synced to Captain Video’s hops and slides, resulting in a fresh and intuitive platforming experience.

3.  Super Meat Boy – Super Meat Boy is what you get when you mold a little man out of ground meat, and put him in a world full of tricky gaps, slides, and hazards. Plan to perish many times in the course of saving Bandage Girl from Dr. Fetus, but prepare to bask in the glory of pulling off impossible platforming feats, unlocking secret characters, and triumphing over 300+ levels.

4.  Shank – Shank is a highly stylized, action-packed, 2D brawler, featuring satisfying fight combos and familiar platforming challenges. Players assume the role of Shank, a former mob-hitman, on an epic quest for revenge. In the solo game, Shank traverses levels filled with henchmen, culminating in awesome boss fights. There’s also a full co-op story, which tells the tale of Shank‘s life prior to the events of the solo campaign.

5.  NightSky HD – NightSky is an atmospheric, 2D physics puzzle platformer. The player uses acceleration, gravity, and motion to navigate a glowing sphere through over 130 unique and picturesque levels.

As for the bonus games for meeting or beating the average payment:

6.  Gratuitous Space Battles – In the sci-fi strategy game Gratuitous Space Battles, players outfit a complete fleet — from bulkhead-to-munitions — to clash mightily with opponents from across the galaxy. With layer upon layer of customization, master strategists will always be able to find a way to blast the competition into smithereens.

7.  Cave Story+ – Cave Story is the critically acclaimed opus by indie game developer Pixel, originally created as a tribute to games like Metroid and Castlevania. Cave Story is a 2D platformer in the “metroidvania” tradition, with a classic, world-saving hero and an emphasis on exploration and discovery. The indie studio Nicalis worked with Pixel to update graphics and add new game modes, reflected in this edition of Cave Story.

This Bundle, like all the rest, is only available for two weeks, so make sure you hustle on over and grab your copy.  Mac, PC, and Linux versions of every game are available, as well as a Steam key for any of you Valve gamers out there.  Get awesome games, at a great price, and help charity.  Seriously, stop reading this and get on that.

Xbox Live DOTW 12/13 – 12/19

Posted: December 13, 2011 by Tim Utley in Video Game Deals
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Xbox Live keeps the deals rolling and this week is no different.  The theme for this week’s discounts is Japan’s Finest.  These anime inspired/themed titles are on sale for this week only and come to you at a pretty deep discount.  So I will not keep you waiting any longer; here are you Xbox Live Deals of the Week.

Xbox Live Deals of the Week 12/13 – 12/19 – Japan’s Finest

  • Bangai-O HD – 400 MSP (50% off)
  • Hard Corps Uprising – 600 MSP (50% off)
  • Radiant Silvergun – 600 MSP (50% off)
  • Guwange – 400 MSP (50% off)

Need Points? (via Amazon)

There you have it folks; your Xbox Live deals of the Week.  Check back often for new deals and as always you can follow us on Twitter @GamersAbstract and like us on Facebook for more content.

 


Anyone that really knows me knows that one day I would love to visit Japan and possibly even live there if the opportunity presented itself.  This latest video featuring CheapyD and Scott Popular made me drool with envy.  The store they toured “Super Potato” is a retro gaming store in Japan and would make someone like myself instantaneously broke.  They had such an incredible selection of video games and other video game related merchandise that was beyond appealing to me.  I have been infatuated with Japan for quite some time and it is something that I have a hard time explaining to others and sometimes myself.  When I see videos like the one above it just sends goose bumps down my spine in a good way.  There is so much to digest in Japan beyond just gaming and it is something that I can hopefully fulfill in my lifetime.  I want to give props to CheapyD and Scott Popular for this video and I look forward to seeing what other special gems Japan has to offer via your video series.  As always you can follow TGA on Twitter @GamersAbstract and like us on Facebook for more content.

We have a Champion [VGCDM Results]

Posted: December 13, 2011 by Tim Utley in Cool Shit
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Raise your glass for our Champion of the VGCDM

It has been a long and bloody road for our champion.  Dispatching opponents with sheer precision and spilling their silicon innards in its wake.  The Xbox 360 controller is our Video Game Controller Death Match Champion folks and it thanks you for your participation and support.  This obviously marks the end of this event, but we are going back to the drawing board and are already in the works for another TGA exclusive event (also working on the GOTY awards).  So once again thank you to everyone who participated in this event; we hope you enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed putting it on.  I have posted the final tournament  bracket showcasing our Champions road to ultimate victory.  As always you can follow us on Twitter @GamersAbstract and like us on Facebook for more content.

 


Hello everyone and welcome back for more deals.  Today we have great deals from Amazon and Best Buy, but we will start with the Amazon deals first.  The 19 Days of Deals has brought us to Assassin’s Creed Day.  So the discounted items are going to be Assassin’s Creed games and will be mentioned down below.  The Best Buy gaming deals of the day will have links provided below (not being mysterious intentionally).  Happy Shopping everyone and be sure to check these deals out if you see something you are interested in.

Amazon Gaming DOTD 12/13 – Assassin’s Creed Day – link to deal

  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations (Xbox 360 and PS3) – $35.99
  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood (Xbox 360) – $19.99
  • Assassin’s Creed 2 (Xbox 360 and PS3) – $14.99
  • Assassin’s Creed (Xbox 360 and PS3) – $14.99

Amazon Lightening Deals are running all day as well (link is the same as above)

Best Buy Gaming DOTD 12/13 – link to deal

  • Saints Row: The Third (Xbox 360, PS3 and PC) – $29.99
  • Sims 3 (Nintendo 3DS) – $29.99
  • Madden NFL Football (Nintendo 3DS) – $29.99
  • Xbox 360 Arcade 256MB (Refurbished) – $89.99 (here is the link for this deal, different page)
  • Also a huge list of games on sale from our friends over at Cheap Ass Gamer – here is the link

There you have it folks; a great set of gaming deals from Amazon and Best Buy.  Be sure to check back soon for new deals and as always you can follow us on Twitter @GamersAbstract and like us on Facebook for more content.