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FIFA 14: UK Shafted in Pricing While US Gets Incentive

| 24 Sep 2013 21:30
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Another Tuesday brings you another big title release. This time with more wacky currency conversion pricing fun.

The 16th FIFA series game released today in North America for the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3. But if you're in the UK, you'll not only have to pay more, you'll also have to wait longer to get the game. The PC download price of FIFA 14 in British pounds is £39.99, but in American dollars it's the same, $39.99. While currency values fluctuate, the exchange rate today (Sep 24) for 1 US dollar is 0.6 British Pounds Sterling. That makes the £39.99 FIFA 14 price equivalent to $63.91 US dollars. Even if you buy at GMG and use their 25% off voucher GMG25-J4B0D-FLH8M, you'll only reduce the price to £30, which comes out to $47.95 US. Though that coupon isn't valid for FIFA 14 in North America, PC gamers in the US should still look to GMG, as they offer an $8 credit or $5 cash back incentive. Taking the cash back effectively makes the game $34.99. UK gamers (and all other non-North Americans) will have to wait until September 27th for the global FIFA 14 release date.

On other release fronts, Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure hits the digital shelves today with discounts abounding. The Steam-activated version US price is instantly reduced by 10% to $26.99, and further slashed to $20.25 after coupon. What's mind-boggling is that GMG might have the $29.99 list price wrong - Steam shows a MSRP of $39.99 with a 10% instant discount to $35.99. This makes GMG's price for Scribblenauts $15.74 cheaper than Steam - a huge difference for the same game. The same coupon linked above also works in the UK and EU.

Hot Deals of the Week

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FIFA 14 (PC: Origin) - $39.99 at Green Man Gaming.

Bonus of $8 GMG credit or $5 cash back plus the 24 FIFA Ultimate Team Gold Packs. Next best is $40 at GameFly.

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FIFA 14 (PS3, Xbox 360) - $59.99 at Amazon.

Bonus of $10 Amazon promotional credit. List is $60. Deal expires today.

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Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure (PC: Steam) - $20.25 at Green Man Gaming.

List is $40 on Steam ($30 according to GMG). In the UK, the GMG coupon can be used to reduce the price from £22.99 to £15.52. Elsewhere in the EU, the price will be reduced from 27.99 to 18.90.

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Alien Rage Unlimited (PC: Steam) - $12 at Green Man Gaming.

Released today. List is $20. Deal expires September 27.

Upcoming Releases

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Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+ (PC: Steam) - $7.50 at Green Man Gaming.

Releases September 25. List is $10. Deal expires September 27.

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Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Rise of the Owlverlord (PC: Steam) - $3 at Green Man Gaming.

Releases September 26. List is $5. Deal expires September 27.

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Rise of Venice (PC: Steam) - $25.50 at Green Man Gaming.

Releases September 27. List is $40. Deal expires September 27.

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

Releases October 25. List is $50. Deal expires September 27.

Console Deals

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The Last of Us (PS3) - $44.99 at NewEgg.

Next best is $55 at Overstock.com.

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Madden NFL 25 (Xbox 360) - $44.99 at NewEgg.

List is $60.

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Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Wii U) - $19.99 at Best Buy.

Next best is $20 at Amazon.

PC Downloads

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Rayman Legends (PC: Uplay) - $18.61 at GameFanShop.

Released September 3. List is $40. Deal expires September 29.

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Legends of Aethereus (PC Download) - $18 at Green Man Gaming.

List is $30. Deal expires September 27.

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Takedown: Red Sabre (PC: Steam) - $11.25 at Green Man Gaming.

Released last Friday. List is $15. Deal expires September 27.

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L.A. Noire: (PC: Steam) - $3.75 at Green Man Gaming.

Next best is $20 at GameStop. Deal expires September 26.

Gaming Hardware

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Xbox 360 250GB Bundle - $249.99 at Best Buy.

Comes with Darksiders 2, Batman Arkham City, a 3-month Xbox Live Gold Card, headset, and a $50 gift card. Next best is $300 at Amazon. Deal expires September 28.

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PS3 Super Slim 500GB Grand Theft Auto V Bundle - $229 at eBay.

Next best is $269 at Amazon.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y410p 59392484 Gaming Laptop - $799 at Lenovo.

Strong specs for a laptop. 4th gen Intel Core i7-4700MQ, HD+ 900p, GeForce GT 755M 2GB, and 8GB RAM. List is $1,249. Deal expires September 25. The GT 755M will basically be able to run most 2013 games in medium or high settings without a sweat.

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HP ENVY Phoenix 800 Gaming Desktop - $1,119.99 plus $9.99 shipping at HP.

Fully loaded PC. 4th Gen Intel Quad Core i7-4770, GeForce GTX 660, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD, 8GB RAM, and Blu-ray. List is $1,420. Deal expires September 29.

The weekly "Big Deals on the Internet" is brought to you by the crew from Dealzon. If you want to save money on game deals, check in every Tuesday at 5:30PM Eastern for the latest deals. Feedback? Let us know in the comments!

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