Final Fantasy XIV Digital Sales Resume at 25% Off

Final Fantasy XIV Digital Sales Resume at 25% Off

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A Realm Reborn is uh, Reborn again? Third time's the charm, they say.

On its August 27th release day, the hit MMO Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn was too popular for its own good. In SimCity-like fashion, FF XIV's population overloaded Square Enix servers. Soon after, Square Enix paused sales on digital copies, and for about 3 weeks, interested gamers waited on the sidelines.

Thankfully, sales have now resumed on digital copies, and you can find the game at the Square Enix Store and other digital retailers for $29.99. But for bargain hunters, why pay full price when you can get 25% off FFXIV: AAR at GMG? The Standard Edition is now only $22.50 and includes 30 days of game time. The same coupon works on the Digital Deluxe Edition (which comes with more in-game goodies), dropping the price from $49.99 to $37.50.

On the console front, Grand Theft Auto V hit the shelves today for the Xbox 360 and PS3. If you feel no need to rush out and buy a copy at the local brick and mortar (props for the self-control given the game's 98 Metascore), Dell Home throws in a bonus $25 online gift card with your GTA V purchase. The card arrives via email after the product ships and carries a 90 day expiration - a decent incentive if you're planning to buy something from Dell in the near future.

Hot Deal of the Week

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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PC Download) - $22.50 at Green Man Gaming.

Released August 27. List is $30. For our friends across the pond, the UK price is 16 (normally 19.99). The Digital Deluxe Edition is also at a discount - only $37.50 (normally $50), or 26.35 in the UK (normally 34.99). Euro prices are 18.75€ (normally 24.99€) and 30€ (normally 39.99€).

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Grand Theft Auto V + $25 eGift Card (PS3, Xbox 360) - $59.99 at Dell Home.

List is $60. Metascore is running around 98/100, which is probably a little too high from the critics: it's only an 8/10 User Score and 4 out of 5 star customer rating on Amazon.

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Borderlands 2 (Steam) - $7.99 at GameFly.

Next best is $20 at Amazon. Deal expires September 18 at 1PM Eastern. For a limited time, you can get a free copy of Mafia II, as mentioned on the Gamefly promotion page.

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NewEgg Video Game Sale: Up to 75% Off Games and Accessories

Deal expires September 23. Dozens of titles and PC equipment on sale (though nothing too recently released). Sale ends 9/23 and games are limited in quantity. Some of the best titles are below.

Upcoming Releases

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Alien Rage Unlimited (PC: Steam) - $15 at Green Man Gaming.

Releases September 24. List is $20. Deal expires September 20. In the UK, the price drops from 14.99 to 11.25 after coupon. Elsewhere in Europe, 16€ after coupon (normally 19.99 €).

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Shadow Warrior (PC: Steam) - $27.19 at GameFly.

Releases September 27. List is $40.

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Air Conflicts Vietnam (PC: Steam) - $21.60 at Green Man Gaming.

Releases October 2. List is $30. Deal expires September 20.

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F1 2013 (PC: Steam) - $33.75 at Green Man Gaming.

Releases October 4. Next best is $50 at GameFly. Deal expires September 20. In the UK the price drops from 29.99 to 20.25 after coupon and instant savings. Elsewhere in Europe the price is 30.37€ after coupon (normally 44.99€).

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Batman Arkham Origins (PC: Steam) - $37.50 at Green Man Gaming.

Releases October 25. List is $50. Deal expires September 20. In the UK the price drops from 29.99 to 22.50. Elsewhere Europe the price is 37.50€ after coupon (normally 49.99€).

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X Rebirth (PC: Steam) - $37.50 at Green Man Gaming.

Releases November 15. List is $50. Deal expires September 20.

Recent Releases

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Total War: Rome II (Steam) - $44.99 at Green Man Gaming.

Released September 3. List is $60. Also discounted in the UK from 44.99 to 24.99. In Europe price is down to 41.99€.

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ARMA 3 (Steam) - $37.99 at GameFanShop.

Released last Thursday. List is $60.

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Huntsman: The Orphanage (Steam) - $12 at Green Man Gaming.

Released last Friday. List is $15. Deal expires September 20.

Console Game Deals

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Disney Infinity Starter Pack (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Nintendo 3DS) - $59.99 at Best Buy.

List is $75. Deal expires today.

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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (PS3) - $14.99 at NewEgg.

Next best is $30 at Amazon. Deal expires September 23.

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Ace Combat: Assault Horizon (PS3) - $6.99 at NewEgg.

Next best is $15 at Amazon. Deal expires September 23.

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Soul Sacrifice (PS Vita) - $19.99 at NewEgg.

Next best is $30 at Amazon.

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LEGO Lord of the Rings (PS Vita) - $9.99 at NewEgg.

Next best is $15 at Amazon.

PC Downloads

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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition (Steam) - $32.16 at Green Man Gaming.

Next best is $60 at GameFly. Deal expires September 20.

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Grid 2 (Steam) - $20 at Green Man Gaming.

Next best is $50 at GameFly. Deal expires September 19.

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Need for Speed Most Wanted (Origin) - $6.40 at Green Man Gaming.

Next best is $30 at Amazon. Deal expires September 20.

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Brink Complete Pack (Steam) - $6.20 at Green Man Gaming.

List is $25. Deal expires September 20.

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RAGE (Steam) - $4 at Green Man Gaming.

Next best is $20 at Amazon. Deal expires September 20.

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for how long will the sale go on for?

Hmmm, thinking of getting FFXIV. Lag puts me off playing a lot of MMOs these days; was playing ToR until EA took away the Aussie servers.

But supposedly there's a large English speaking contingent on one of the Japanese servers. Decisions..

rbstewart7263:
for how long will the sale go on for?

Just checked. Looks like Sep 20, 11am ET

But honestly GMG has coupon/deals all the time, GMG just cycle them based on demands (we're assuming). Most likely after this coupon dies, it'll fall to 20% or stay full price for a few weeks then in comes another sale/coupon for a week.

Caiphus:
Hmmm, thinking of getting FFXIV. Lag puts me off playing a lot of MMOs these days; was playing ToR until EA took away the Aussie servers.

But supposedly there's a large English speaking contingent on one of the Japanese servers. Decisions..

Being forced to play on American servers as a European, the latency between server and client really makes itself known at times. It's not enough to get out of the way of an AoE before the target marker disappears, as you're likely to still get hit if you get out at last second.

That said, the AoE attacks seem to always have a significant enough delay that it's never impossible to get out in time. You just have to react immediately and get out of the way.

This game looks like it could be fun, but a lot of what I'm reading in their forums puts me off of it. Between a terrible community and slipshod Customer Service, I dunno if I want to shell out the cash for a copy.

JediMB:

Being forced to play on American servers as a European, the latency between server and client really makes itself known at times. It's not enough to get out of the way of an AoE before the target marker disappears, as you're likely to still get hit if you get out at last second.

That said, the AoE attacks seem to always have a significant enough delay that it's never impossible to get out in time. You just have to react immediately and get out of the way.

I checked my latency to the Japanese servers, it's still ~250ms. So I guess I'm not getting FFXIV :(.

Yeah, it's difficult to play with anything over 200ms ish if you've played games without that lag. The difference is pretty large. I tried to keep playing WoW after I moved from England, but the lag to Europe from NZ is ~350ms. Which means, as a melee character you'd have trouble with melee range. And global cooldowns would bug. It just wasn't any fun. AoE would also bug, like you said. Interrupts were a looot harder to catch. Heals would sometimes go off late.
Bit of a mess.

But why are you forced to play on American servers? That seems rather odd, I assumed that they would have Euro servers?

Caiphus:
But why are you forced to play on American servers? That seems rather odd, I assumed that they would have Euro servers?

All US and EU servers are located in Canada, for some reason.

I'm in the same boat i may consider it if we get some servers closer to home but after the beta no way in hell i'm playing it the way the servers are right now.

A thread from 2012
http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/40406-Server-lag-can-it-be-addressed

There was also a huge thread in the beta forums that went on for over 40 pages and the only response we got was from a forum mod saying we will get back to you honest. This problem was supposed to be the reason they remade the game engine from 1.0 and yet we still have the very same problems.

http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/80152-GAMEBREAKING-Ability-moving-objects-delay-and-unresponsiveness-%28affects-everybody%29

It's in accepted bugs again but I really wont be holding my breath on SE ever fixing it or ever sticking to their word and actually putting some servers in the EU.

Could of been a solid mmo.

 

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