More awesome, cheap, and fun standalone expansions, fewer crappy, overpriced DLCs please.
Last week Ubisoft released the cheesy 80s Sci-Fi standalone expansion to Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. The game itself gets a pretty high Metascore of 80/100 and will probably be enjoyable for fans of movies like Terminator or Tron. The game runs on the same engine as Far Cry 3 and is priced at only $14.99 - but hey, why not get the thing at a discount? GameFly has Blood Dragon on sale for $11.99 after coupon, saving you three bucks.
This week GameFly has a sale on classic Valve PC games. Ten popular titles are 75% off instantly, plus you can stack a 20% off Gamefly coupon for May 2013 on top for extra savings. The most noteworthy deals include the Left 4 Dead series, Half Life 2, Portal 2, and Counter-Strike. After instant savings and coupon, you're looking at 80% off.
Although it's a solid six months down the road and just got announced last week, Call of Duty: Ghosts has preorder offers with bonuses tacked on to entice would-be buyers. GameFly offers a $7 digital download credit for use upon the PC download's release. There's plenty of hype surrounding the latest Call of Duty, as it's releasing outside the Modern Warfare and Black Ops lines and draws on a new game engine.
NewEgg has a few essentially free PC games today. Venetica, and Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 were all reduced from $19.99 to $10, and each game has its own $10 mail-in-rebate, effectively dropping the price to $0. The offer ends May 8th, but will very likely sell out before tomorrow.
Hot Deals of the Week
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (PC Download) - $11.99 at GameFly.
Released last Wednesday. List is $15. Deal expires May 9. You don't need Far Cry 3 to play this awesome game.
Each game is normally $19.99. Expires May 8 or until sold out.
Call of Duty: Ghosts + $7 Digital Credit (PC Download) - $59.99 at GameFly.
Releases November 5. Currently the best preorder deal for PC digital version.
Gamefly Coupon + Valve Classic PC Title Sales (PC Download)
All titles of course activate on Steam. Portal 2, while not a classic, is also on sale for $3.99 after coupon. If you don't feel like grabbing the Orange Box, you can also buy the individual titles on sale. Deal expires May 9th.
Nordic Games Bundle Deals (PC Download)
In addition to Valve titles on sale, GameFly has several Nordic Game bundles with the same discount. Deals expire May 9th. All activate on Steam.
Metro: Last Light (PC Download) - $37.50 at Green Man Gaming.
Releases May 14 and activates on Steam. Deal expires May 10.
Wargame: Airland Battle (PC Download) - $30 at Green Man Gaming.
Releases May 22 and activates on Steam. Deal expires May 10.
Resident Evil: Revelations (PC Download) - $37.50 at Green Man Gaming.
Releases May 24 and activates on Steam. Deal expires May 10.
Grid 2 (PC Download) - $33.75 at Green Man Gaming.
Releases May 30 and activates on Steam. Next best is $45 at GameFly. Deal expires May 10.
Dark (PC Download) - $25.50 at Green Man Gaming.
Releases June 14 and activates on Steam. Deal expires May 10.
Remember Me (PC Download) - $37.50 at Green Man Gaming.
Releases June 4 and activates on Steam. Deal expires May 10.
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Nintendo 3DS) - $41.99 at NewEgg.
Releases July 16. Deal expires May 8.
Beyond: Two Souls (PS3) - $51.99 at NewEgg.
Releases October 8. Deal expires May 8.
Ni no Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch (PS3) - $34.99 at NewEgg.
Little Big Planet 2: Special Edition (PS3) - $9.99 at Best Buy.
Deal expires today.
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (PS3) - $7.99 at Best Buy.
Next best is $18 at Amazon.
Wonderbook: Book of Spells (PS3) - $7.99 at Best Buy.
Next best is $15 at Amazon.
Sleeping Dogs (PC Download) - $9.99 at Amazon.
Hitman: Absolution (PC Download) - $7.49 at GamersGate.
Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 1080p Gaming Laptop - $829 at Lenovo.
Specs: Core i7-3632QM, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 16GB SSD, and GeForce GT 650M. List is $1,349. Deal expires May 8.
Lenovo IdeaPad Y400 Gaming Laptop - $749 at Lenovo.
Specs: Core i7-3630QM, 8GB RAM, and GeForce GT 750M 2GB. List is $1,249. Deal expires May 10.
Samsung S23B550V 23-inch 2ms LED Monitor (Refurbished) - $134.99 at TigerDirect.
Next best is $162 at B&H Photo.
They're both $20 off their usual prices. Deals expire May 11.
SteelSeries MERC Stealth Gaming Keyboard (Refurbished) - $39.99 at eBay.
Next best is $74 at TigerDirect.