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Big Deal on the Internet: Crysis 3 and Dead Space 3 on Sale

| 5 Mar 2013 21:45
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This week's Big Deal comes with lots of big title releases and recent price drops on AAA games.

The graphically intense Crysis 3 that released only 2 weeks ago (Feb. 19th) is already 30% off this week at Origin. In the past, we've seen similar PC download discounts on recent releases, but this sale includes the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions as well, all with free shipping. Could the price drop have something to do with the mediocre storyline? One would think the high-end graphics and well-reviewed gameplay would make up for that in terms of sales. Nevertheless, there's no question this is a solid deal. The price drop isn't universal, with all other retailers remaining at or within a few bucks of the full $59.99 MSRP.

Only one month after release, the Dead Space 3 PC download is down to nearly half off list price at GameFly. This marks a new low by $8, and you're saving $10 off the current next best price at Origin. Reviews are generally positive for this visually pleasing FPS.

If you remember Strong Bad, the Indie Royale Mash Bundle might be worth buying just for Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People. At time of posting, the price is $5.90 for this plus four other PC download games. If you pay more, you lower the price for other customers; pay the minimum, and the price rises by a penny. Normally you'd pay around $65 for these games separately, meaning this deal weighs in at about 90% savings.

GameFly has a series of PC games on sale, with six of them at the low price of $3.99 each after coupon. The featured title is the fairly well-received Bulletstorm (GFWL version). Other games discounted to $3.99 include Alice: Madness Returns and F.E.A.R. 3.

Games releasing today include the sixth Sim City game, complete with its DRM-ridden controversies; Tomb Raider, another highly-anticipated reboot title; and yet another expansion for the Sims, The Sims 3: University Life.

Hot Deals of the Week

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Crysis 3 (PC Download, Xbox 360, PS3) - $41.99 at Origin

Next best is $60 at Green Man Gaming. Deal expires March 10.

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Dead Space 3 (PC Download) - $31.99 at GameFly

Next best is $42 at Origin Elsewhere $60. Deal expires March 7.

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Bulletstorm (PC Download) - $3.99 at GameFly

Next best is $15 at Amazon. Deal expires March 7.

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LEGO Lord of the Rings (Xbox 360, PS3) - $23.99 at Groupon

Yup, Groupon sell games now. Next best is $35 at Amazon. Deal expires today.

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Indie Royale's the Mash Bundle - $5.88 at Indie Royale

Next best is $65 at Steam. Includes 5 games: Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, Guns of Icarus Online, Kung Fu Strike: The Warrior's Rise, KRUNCH, Delve Deeper. Deal expires March 6.

Released Today

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SimCity: Limited Edition (PC Download) - $59.99 at Green Man Gaming

Pre-order bonus choice of $10 GMG Credit or $7 Cash Back. List is $60.

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Tomb Raider (PC Download) - $40 at Green Man Gaming

Next best is $60 at GameFly. Deal expires March 8. The PS3 and Xbox are $54.99 with free shipping at GameStop after coupon.

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The Sims 3: University Life (PC Download) - $32 at Green Man Gaming

Green Man Gaming

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Dollar Dash (PC Download) - $6.80

March 6 release. List is $10.

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Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 (PC Download) - $24

March 12 release. List is $30. Deal expires March 8.

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Dishonored (PC Download) - $26.40

Next best is $48 at GameFly. Deal expires March 8.

GameFly

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L.A. Noire Complete Edition (PC Download) - $5.99

Next best is $30 at Amazon. Deal expires March 7.

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Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box (PC Download) - $3.99

Next best is $20 at Origin. Deal expires March 7.

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Alice: Madness Returns (PC Download) - $3.99

Next best is $15 at Amazon. Deal expires March 7.

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Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (PC Download) - $3.99

Next best is $20 at Origin. Deal expires March 7.

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The Saboteur (PC Download) - $3.99. Next best is $20 at Origin

Deal expires March 7.

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F.E.A.R. 3 (PC Download) - $3.99

Next best is $20 at Green Man Gaming. Deal expires March 7.

More Game Deals

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Everything Dead Space (PC Download) is up to 50% off at Origin

Dead Space franchise on sale at Origin. Include all Dead Space games plus all recent Dead Space 3 DLC.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (PC) - $29.99 at NewEgg

Next best is $48 at Amazon. Deal expires March 11.

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GameStop Coupon Codes $5 off a $54.99+ and $10 off two $34.99+ games[/strong].
Coupons work with in-stock games only and expire March 15.

Gaming Hardware

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128GB Kingston SSDNow V200 Series SSD - $69.99 at Staples

Next best is $100 at Best Buy. Deal expires March 9.

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HP Envy dv7t-7300 Quad Edition - $824.99 plus $9.99 shipping at HP

Ivy Bridge Quad Core i7-3630QM, 8GB RAM, GeForce GT 635M 2GB, Blu-ray, and Windows 8. List is $975. Deal expires March 9.

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Dell Inspiron 17R Special Edition (Refurbished) - $749.99 at eBay

Ivy Bridge Quad Core i7-3630QM, 8GB RAM, and GeForce GT 650M 2GB. List is $1,300.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 59360241 - $849 at Lenovo

Ivy Bridge Quad Core i7-3632QM, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 16GB SSD, GeForce GT 650M, 1080p Full HD, and Windows 8. List is $1,349. Deal expires March 8.

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Xbox 360 Live 12-Month Gold Membership (Digital Code) - $31.49 at NewEgg

Requires the use of a one time use coupon code and payment with a Visa "V.me" account. Deal expires March 11.

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