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Big Deal on the Internet: Tropico 4 vs SimCity

| 12 Mar 2013 20:00
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From the ashes of SimCity's DRM-mess, Kalpyso is taking advantage of EA's misstep by discounting a similar genre game.

Here's news you probably haven't heard yet... SimCity had launch problems with the always-on DRM. Yeah, we know. Shocking. In a nice little response to EA's server snafu, Kalypso is discounting the excellent Tropico 4 at 75% across the board on Steam. For fans of city-building simulation games, the Tropico series has been relatively well-reviewed.

If you're a fan of Assassin's Creed 3 and into alternative history, now isn't a bad time to pick up the Assassin's Creed 3 Season Pass at Gamefly. The Season Pass includes next week's highly anticipated DLC release Tyranny of King Washington, as well as The Battle Hardened Pack, The Hidden Secrets Pack, and two unnamed DLCs yet to release. GameFly has a coupon code for 20% off, whereas everywhere else is full price.

Two new PC titles released today have discounts: Dead Space 3: Awakened and Sniper Ghost Warrior 2. The Awakened expansion/DLC adds a new dark chapter to the Dead Space 3 series. It's selling for $9.99 everywhere, but at Green Man Gaming you can use a 20% coupon and save two bucks. The PC download version of Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 can also take advantage of that coupon, though there are no discounts for the Xbox 360 or PS3 console versions yet.

This week also makes the last chance you'll have in snapping up the pre-order bonuses to Gears of War: Judgment, given the game will be released next week Tuesday and the 1600 Xbox Live points offer will be expired. You'll also receive the Alex Brand character along with the Classic Hammerburst weapon.

Big Deals of the Week

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Assassin's Creed 3 Season Pass (PC Download) - $23.99 at GameFly.

List is $30. Deal expires March 20.

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Tropico 4 Collectors Bundle (PC Download) - $9.99

Normally $40. Deal expires March 15.

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Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 (PC Download) - $24 at Green Man Gaming.

List is $30. Deal expires March 15.

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Dead Space 3: Awakened (PC DLC) - $8 at Green Man Gaming.

List is $10. Deal expires March 15.

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Gears of War: Judgment + Xbox LIVE 1600 Points (Xbox 360) - $59.99 at Microsoft.

Releases March 19. Next best is $60 at Amazon. Deal expires March 18.

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GameFly PC Download Sale: Square Enix Up to 75% Off

8 Square Enix games up to 75% off, with the 20% coupon stacking. Choice titles listed below in Gamefly section. Deal expires March 14.

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The Humble Bundle with Android 5 - Pay What You Want.


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GOG.com: Pick 5 Games, Save 80% - Pick 5 Save 80% at GOG.com.


Amazon

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The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct (Xbox 360) - $37.49

Releases March 19. List is $50. We're fans of the episodic comic-book based game, and we'll see if this TV-based one will be just as decent.

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Hitman: Absolution Professional Edition (Xbox 360, PS3) - $48.99

Next best is $58 at JR.com.

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Aliens: Colonial Marines Collector's Edition (Xbox 360, PS3) - $69.99

Next best is $90 at JR.com.

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Enormous .EMU Pack (PC Download) - $9.99

Separately is $92. Deal expires March 13.

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Ticket to Ride Complete Pack (PC Download) - $6.49

List is $25. Deal expires March 13.

Green Man Gaming

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Battlefield 3: End Game (PC DLC) - $12

Releases March 26. List is $15. Deal expires March 15.

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Tomb Raider (PC Download) - $40

Next best is $50 at GameFly. Deal expires March 15.

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SimCity (PC Download) - $59.99

Pre-order bonus choice of $10 GMG Credit or $7 Cash Back. List is $60. Server issue improving but not "all-clear" according to EA.

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The Sims 3: University Life (PC Download) - $32

List is $40. Deal expires March 15.

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Sniper Elite Nazi Zombie Army (PC Download) - $12

Next best is $15 at GamersGate. Deal expires March 15.

GameStop

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God of War: Ascension (PS3) - $54.99

Next best is $60 at NewEgg. Deal expires March 15.

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Crysis 3 (PC Download, Xbox 360, PS3) - $39.99

Next best is $42 at Origin. Deal expires March 15.

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Battlefield 3 Premium Service (PC Download) - $24.99

Next best is $50 at Green Man Gaming. Deal expires today.

NewEgg

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Tekken 6 / Soul Calibur 4 Bundle (Xbox 360) - $16.99

Next best is $20 at JR.com. Deal expires March 13.

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Saints Row: The Third - Full Package (PS3) - $21.99

Next best is $35 at Amazon. Deal expires March 18.

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Assassins Creed 3: Liberation (PS Vita) - $33.99

Next best is $38 at Rakuten.

GameFly

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Battlestations: Pacific (PC Download) - $7.99

Next best is $15 at Green Man Gaming. Deal expires March 14.

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Crusader Kings 2 (PC Download) - $7.99

Next best is $40 at Amazon. Deal expires March 14.

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Hitman Collection (PC Download) - $5

List is $25. Deal expires March 14.

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Just Cause 2 (PC Download) - $3.99

Next best is $13 at Amazon. Deal expires March 14.

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Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days (PC Download) - $3

Next best is $15 at GamersGate. Deal expires March 14.

Best Buy

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Disneyland Adventures - Kinect (Xbox 360) - $5.99

Next best is $13 at Amazon. Deal expires today.

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Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition (Wii U) - $29.99

Next best is $35 at Amazon. Deal expires March 16.

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Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (PC or Mac) - $19.99

Next best is $40 at NewEgg. Want to play Heart of the Swarm but still haven't play the first one? Here it is on sale.

Steam

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Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (PC Download) - $20.39

Next best is $60 at GameFly. Deal expires March 15.

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F1 Race Stars (PC Download) - $9.99

Next best is $40 at Green Man Gaming. Deal expires March 19.

GamersGate

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Renegade Ops (PC Download) - $3.75

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

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Supreme Commander 2 (PC Download) - $3

Next best is $15 at Amazon. Deal expires March 14.

Gaming Hardware

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Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition - $699.99 at Dell Home.

List is $1,139. Specs: Ivy Bridge Core i7-3632QM, 8GB RAM, Radeon HD 7730M 2GB, 1080p Display, and Windows 8. Rare for a 1080p, Core i7 with GPU at the $700 price range.

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Sony VAIO SVE14A290X 14-inch Laptop - $779.99 at Sony.

List is $830. Specs: Core i7-3632QM, 8GB RAM, Radeon HD 7670M, and 1600 x 900 panel. Deal expires March 16.

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Alienware Aurora - $1,749 at Dell Home.

List is $2,024. Specs: Quad Core i7-3820 Overclocked 4.2GHz, and DUAL AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB. Deal expires March 20.

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Dell Vostro 470 Mini Tower - $649 at Dell Small Business.

List is $899. Specs: Ivy Bridge Core i7-3770 (3rd Gen), 4GB RAM, and Radeon HD 7570. PSU is 460 watts so good enough for a new GPU. Deal expires March 14.

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