Posts Tagged ‘deals’

The PS Vita launches today in North America and I know more than a few people who are clamoring to get their hands on the units they preordered.  Sony’s marketing has picked up substantially for the Vita in the past few weeks, albeit having some very ambiguous commercials that really don’t highlight anything about the system’s capabilities (the GAMECHANGER campaign).  Besides the marketing for the system going into overdrive, deals for the system have followed suit.  Almost every retailer that is selling the Vita is offering some kind of deal either on the hardware, accompanying software or both.  I know Sony constructed their own “Launch” bundle that included and 8 GB memory card, one month of 3G access from AT&T and a free PSN game for $299.99 (the standard price of the 3G/WiFi model).  Those three additional items amount to a $55 value which is nothing to sneeze at (that is almost two Vita games).  While Sony won’t come out and say that they are worried about the poor sales in Japan, this bundling incentive was absolutely constructed to make the system more appealing at launch.

For those of you not familiar with the “Ambassador” program, it was an initiative from Nintendo to appease early adopters who felt cheated when Nintendo dropped the price of the 3DS $80 six months after it launched in March of last year.  Nintendo offered a bunch of free content to members of the program that was available through the Nintendo E-Shop, but I feel Sony is taking opposite approach.  Sony won’t drop the price of the system because it will cost them too much money up front and it will inadvertently show weakness and lack of confidence in their product, both of which are bad things.  In addition to hardware bundles many retailers are offering deals on the software including buy 2 get 1 free deals and other discounted software on day one.  I have no doubt that this has been initiated to stimulate sales of not only software available at launch, but also the hardware.  Attach ratios are huge for retailers because the ones that sell more units per transaction are given preference when it comes to restocking inventory.  Offering the value day one is a great strategy Sony is undertaking and I think the consumer will appreciate it, rather than having to wait several months to get content which is how Nintendo handled it.

I have gone on record saying that I really want a Vita (probably the 3G/WiFi model), but can’t afford one now, but Sony is making it very difficult for those who want and can afford one to say no at launch.  The deals being offered now will likely resurface at some time, but it takes a little bit of the sting out of purchasing at launch when you have such great offers on the table.  I have high hopes for the Vita in North America and I hope it exceeds everyone’s expectations and with this “preemptive Ambassador” initiative I think more people will be inclined to purchase now rather than later.  The Vita will more than likely be dominating the gaming airwaves for the coming weeks and we will do our best to offer what coverage we can, but in the meantime let us know what you think about the Vita by sounding off in the comments section.  As always you can follow us on Twitter @GamersAbstract and like us on Facebook for more content.


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.


Amazon Gaming DOTD 12/11

Posted: December 11, 2011 by Tim Utley in Video Game Deals
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Sorry for the absence, but we are back and offering you some sweet deals.  The 19 Days of Deals continue on Amazon and today we have RPG and MMORPG games on sale.  You can get your fantasy fix by taking this link over to Amazon and I’ll throw up some notables below.  Lots of great stuff on sale today so be sure to check it out.

Amazon Gaming Deals of the Day – RPG and MMORPG

  • Dead Island (Xbox 360 and PS3) – $29.99
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Xbox 360 and PS3) – $29.99
  • Borderlands Game of the Year edition (Xbox 360 and PS3) – $19.99
  • Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox 360 and PS3) – $19.99
  • and many more

Amazon RPG and MMORPG Download Deals (PC)

  • Borderlands Game of the Year edition – $11.99
  • Dead Island – $19.99
  • Risen – $7.49
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution – $19.99
  • Dungeon Defenders – $2.99
  • and many more

Amazon RPG and MMORPG Lightening Deals

  • Brink (12:15 PST) (Xbox 360 only by the looks of it)
  • Lord of the Rings: War in the North (1:15 PST) (Xbox 360 and PS3)
  • Might and Magic Heroes IV (2:15 PST) (PC)
  • Catherine “Love is over Edition” (3:15 PST) (Xbox 360 and PS3)
  • Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga (4:15 PST) (Xbox 360)
  • Rage (5:15 PST) (Xbox 360 and PS3)

There you have it folks; your Amazon Gaming deals of the day.  Lots of stuff to take in today so like I said before make sure you check out these deals.  Stay tuned for new deals as they appear often and as always you can follow us on Twitter @GamersAbstract and like us on Facebook for more content.

GameFly’s nightly deals are still rolling and December’s first wave of games is a good one.  If you are fancying an action title or rpg you will be in luck tonight.  Deals are listed below with corresponding links so check them out for availability and of course if you are interested.  Happy Shopping to all and to all a good night.

GameFly Nightly Deals 12/1

There you have it folks; your GameFly Nightly Deals.  Check back tomorrow for another set of deals from GameFly (hopefully).  Remember that all games from GameFly ship with new cases, manuals and online codes (if required).  Also in select cases (like with these deals) free shipping is included.  As always you can follow us on Twitter @GamersAbstract and like us on Facebook for more content.

Xbox Live Cyber Monday Deals

Posted: November 28, 2011 by Tim Utley in Video Game Deals
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With today being Cyber Monday it would only make sense for Xbox Live to run a sale right?  Well they are and while it isn’t a huge one I think it is better than what they offered on Black Friday.  The discounted items are listed below and if you are interested in any of them go fire up your Xbox and get to downloading.

Xbox Live Cyber Monday Deals

  • Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection – 400 MSP (50% off)
  • Beyond Good & Evil HD – 240 MSP (70% off)
  • Risk: Factions – 200 MSP (75% off)
  • Dungeons and Dragons Daggerdale – 600 MSP (50% off)

Just figured I’d lump this in secretly

Amazon Gaming DOTD 11/28link to deal

  • Batman: Arkham City (Xbox 360 and PS3) – $29.99

There you have it folks, some Cyber Monday goodness.  Amazon will be running lightening deals all day on games once again, so if I see any crazy deals I will more than likely post them on Facebook and Twitter.  As always you can follow us on Twitter @GamersAbstract and like us on Facebook for more content.

Gamefly $12 off Coupon

Posted: November 22, 2011 by Tim Utley in Video Game Deals
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Right now on Gamefly if you purchase 2 used games and use this coupon [BFSBLK20112USED] (it was automatically inputted for me, but if it isn’t for you there it is) you will get $12 off your order.  So if you did what I did and dug through the bargain bin you can potentially score a couple of cheap games for around $15 bucks shipped.  It will work on any purchase of 2 used games, I am just a cheap ass sometimes.  So go check it out ASAP because I think it ends this Friday.  Here is a link to the Gamefly store page.  Happy Shopping everyone and check back often as more deals will inevitably pour in.  You can also follow us on Twitter @GamersAbstract and like us on Facebook for more content (and deals).

This week in conjunction with other sales Xbox Live is running a Fan Appreciation Sale with select XBLA, Indie Games, Add-ons and other nifty things (like movies) discounted for this week only.  I will have them posted (minus the movies) below for your viewing and deal hunting pleasure.  Happy Digital Shopping (finally picked up Bejeweled Blitz Live, so good).

Xbox Live Fan Appreciation Sale

Full Games

  • Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 – 400 MSP
  • Civilization Revolution – $22.49
  • Bejeweled Blitz Live – 200 MSP
  • Bejeweled 2 – 200 MSP
  • Stacking – 600 MSP
  • The Fancy Pants Adventures – 400 MSP
  • Weapon of Choice – 200 MSP
  • Flotilla – 200 MSP
  • The Baconing – 600 MSP
  • Super Meat Boy – 400 MSP
  • Outrun Online Arcade – 400 MSP
  • Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm – 400 MSP
  • Phantasy Star 2 – 200 MSP
  • Sega Soccer Slam – 600 MSP

Add Ons

  • Pinball FX 2 Classic Pack – 400 MSP
  • Pinball FX 2 Core Pack – 400 MSP
  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood: The Da Vinci Disappearance – 400 MSP
  • Homefront : The Rock Map Pack – 200 MSP
  • Homefront : Fire Sale Map Pack – 120 MSP
  • Left 4 Dead 2: The Passing – 280 MSP

Games for Windows (no prices listed just percentages off)

  • Bulletstorm – 50% off
  • Section 8 Prejudice – 50% off
  • Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition – 50% off

Games for Windows Phone (one again no prices just percentages off)

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 4 – 29% off
  • Full House Poker – 33% off
  • Assassin’s Creed – 40% off

Other Stuff on Sale

  • Sega Rally Arcade Online – 400 MSP
  • Crazy Taxi – 400 MSP
  • Streets of Rage 2 – 200 MSP

Need Points for this content

You can also sign into Xbox Live online (if you are at work perhaps and add these to your active downloads)

There you have it, your Xbox Live Fan Appreciation Sale deals.  Check back for more deals from Xbox Live this week because they have one day sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday respectively.  As always you can follow us on Twitter @GamersAbstract and like us on Facebook for more content.

Today we are combining the two offers from Amazon and Best Buy into one convenient post.  We have had great feedback about posting deals, but one thing people wanted to see was a little consolidation, so we are going to try and do that for you from now on.  We will kick off these deals with the Best Buy because there is only one deal and follow up with the Amazon deals (a lot more).  We are also going to move the links for the corresponding sites to make it easier so you are not page hopping blind (we usually lump them in this nice intro paragraph).  Today’s Amazon Black Friday Deals in gaming are action themed (if you were wondering).  Alright that is enough banter from me, so here are you deals for today and as always Happy Shopping everyone.

Best Buy – link to deal

  • Everybody Dance (PS3) – $11.99

Amazon Video Game DOTD – link to deal

  • Lego Rock Band (PS3) – $9.99

Amazon Black Friday Gaming Deals – link to deal

Xbox 360

  • Split Second – $12.99
  • Tron Evolution – $13.99
  • Red Faction Armageddon – $27.99
  • and more


  • No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise – $19.99
  • Tron Evolution – $12.99
  • Bulletstorm – $17.99
  • Kung Fu Rider – $9.99
  • and more


  • EA Sports Active NFL Training Camp – $12.99
  • Shaun White Skateboarding – $8.99
  • Tron Evolution: Battle Grids – $10.99
  • and more

Nintendo 3DS

  • Asphalt 3D – $9.99
  • Super Street Fighter IV 3D – $17.99
  • Dead or Alive Dimensions – $19.99
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Shadow Wars – $13.99
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D – $18.99


  • Random products

There you have it folks, your gaming deals of the day.  Be sure to check back tomorrow and every other day this week because the deals are only going to get better and more plentiful.  Make sure you are following us on Twitter @GamersAbstract and like us on Facebook because we sometimes post deals on there that don’t make it here.  We also make update announcements through those mediums as well.  So long until tomorrow and once again Happy Shopping everyone.

Hello everyone and today marks the beginning of what I like to call the DEALPOCALYPSE!!  Silly name, but not so silly deals and today if you are searching for adventure or fantastical journey Amazon has just what you need (or pretty close).  Today Amazon has a bunch of discounted RPGs, a few fantasy titles and a couple action games for Xbox 360, PS3, Nintendo DS, PSP and PC.  Ride this literary dragon of a link over to Amazon to see what great deals await you.  I’ll throw up some notables below, enjoy and Happy Shopping.

Xbox 360

  • L.A. Noire – $19.99
  • Red Dead Redemption Game of the Year edition – $29.99
  • Dragon Age 2 – $14.99
  • Bioshock 2 – $9.99
  • El Shaddai: Ascension to the Metatron – $29.99


  • L.A. Noire – $19.99
  • Red Dead Redemption Game of the Year edition – $29.99
  • Dragon Age 2 – $14.99
  • Bioshock 2 – $9.99
  • El Shaddai: Ascension to the Metatron – $29.99
  • Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten (Premium Edition) – $39.90

Nintendo DS

  • 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors
  • Solatorobo: Red the Hunter
  • Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen
  • Kingdom Hearts Re:coded
  • Ragnarok DS


  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Limited Edition – $19.99
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky regular – $14.99
  • Ys: The Oath in Felghana – $12.99

PC (land of the Battle Chest)

  • Warcraft III Battle Chest – $14.99
  • Starcraft Battle Chest – $9.99
  • Diablo Battle Chest (just says Diablo, but looks like Diablo 2 to me) – $19.99
  • Dragon Age: Origins Awakening – $14.99
  • The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Collector’s Edition – $99.99

There you have it folks; your Amazon Black Friday Gaming deals of the day.  This week is going to be insane for deals so make sure you are visiting us often to get them all.  Be sure to check back tomorrow for more amazing deals (action games I believe will be discounted).  As always you can follow us on Twitter @GamersAbstract and like us on Facebook for more content.


Today’s Amazon Video Game deals are for those who enjoy their handheld gaming in…3D!  That’s right folks there are some Nintendo 3DS games on sale today (w/ a few random accessories) on Amazon and you can get to those deals via this nifty Link.  Speaking of Links today is Zelda Day for some of us, so Happy Zelda Day!!  Anyways the deals are listed below so check them out if you are interested and actually own a 3DS.

Today’s Deals

  • Asphalt 3D – $9.99
  • Bust-A-Move Universe – $9.99
  • Super Monkey Ball 3D – $9.99
  • DS Mini Backpack (orange color) – $4.99
  • Nintendo DS Write & Protect Pak (not a spelling error) – $5.99

There are you deals for today from Amazon Video Games.  Like I said in the DOTW post you have to check back every day this week for new deals, because it is BLACK FRIDAY WEEK on Amazon and here at TGA.  We will keep you up to date with the best deals so stay tuned.  As always you can follow us on Twitter @GamersAbstract and like us on Facebook for more content.