Release day deal plus a new batch of games from Humble Indie Bundle 8 (now with Steam keys!) makes for a great start to everyone's Tuesday.
The June 4, 2008 release of CodeMaster's original GRID feels like ancient history. Today its sequel GRID 2 launches in North America and will launch May 31st for the rest of the globe. Green Man Gaming's 20% off coupon code knocks the PC download price down to $40 in the US (£20.25 in the UK). If that's not low enough, you can try the Germany-based retailer GamesRocket for $34.99 US (or €26.95). However, there's a chance you'll have to wait a few days for your Steam key - the game is still listed as a preorder on the site.
GamesRocket also has a pretty solid price on the PC download of Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition. At $7.95 (€6.49 or £5.49), it's the lowest price we've ever seen for the game, and quite a bit cheaper than the $19.99 you'll pay on Steam or anywhere else. The Ultimate Edition includes the base New Vegas game and all DLC packs.
Last Thursday, Square Enix announced an August 27th release date for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Current PC owners of FF XIV will be able to download Realm Reborn for free, while new users can also take advantage of lower list prices for both PC and PS3 versions. The best preorder deal so far is at Green Man Gaming for $24 after coupon. The Standard Edition preorder comes with early access to the game's servers, a Mog cap, and a Cait Sith Doll Minion as a party pet. For $24 more, the Digital Deluxe Edition gets additional in-game goodies - the Helm of Light, Baby Behemoth Minion, Coeurl Mount, and Behemoth Barding Armor for your Chocobo.
Just launched today, the 8th Humble Indie Bundle is now out. Pay what you want (minimum $1) for Little Inferno, Awesomenauts, Capsized, Thomas Was Alone, Dear Esther. If you beat the average payment ($5.67 at the time of writing) you'll get two additional games: Hotline Miami, and Proteus. All games are DRM free or if you there's an option get Steam keys. Sale ends June 12th.
Hot Deals of the Week
GRID 2 (PC Download) - $40 at Green Man Gaming.
GamesRocket has the game for $34.49 (or €26.95) but it's still in preorder status. Not in North America? The game will be out Friday, May 31st. GMG's "GMG25-55FJ7-ADQ3P" preorder coupon works in the UK, dropping the price from £29.99 to £20.25, and you'll still get the original GRID bonus. All versions activate on Steam.
Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition (PC Download) - $7.95 at GamesRocket.
€6.49 or £5.49. Lowest price we've seen for the Ultimate Edition on New Vegas.
Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods (PC DLC) - $12 at Green Man Gaming.
List is $15. Deal expires May 31. Paradox's latest DLC expansion for Crusader Kings 2 releases today. It gives the game an earlier 867 AD start date with a focus on Viking invasions.
Injustice: Gods Among Us (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U) - $34.99 at Amazon.
Mortal Kombat meets DC Comics in last month's release Injustice: Gods Among Us. Tuesday only at Amazon.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PC Download) - $24 at Green Man Gaming.
Releases August 27. List is $30. Deal expires May 31. The Digital Collector's Edition is $48 (list $60). Don't forget: If you already have the original FF 14 on PC, you're getting this rebuilt version for free.
The Humble Indie Bundle 8 - Minimum $1
Bundle includes: Little Inferno, Awesomenauts, Capsized, Thomas Was Alone, Dear Esther. Beat the average and you'll get Hotline Miami + Proteus (currently $5.67).
Defense Grid: The Awakening (PC Download) - FREE through Logitech Gaming.
Normally $10. You'll have to deal with Facebook and liking certain pages, but hey, free Steam key.
Recent PC Download Releases
Metro: Last Light - $34.99 at Groupon.
Released May 14. List is $50. Deal expires May 30.
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger - $11.99 at GameFly.
Released last Wednesday. Everywhere else is list price. Deal expires May 30. The game activates on Steam.
Console Preorder Deals
Dark (Xbox 360) - $41.99 at NewEgg.
Releases July 9. List is $50. Deal expires June 3.
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (Nintendo 3DS) - $33.99 at NewEgg.
Releases August 11. List is $40. Deal expires June 3.
Xbox 360, PS3
Bioshock Infinite (PS3, Xbox 360) - $39.99 at GameStop.
Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition (PS3) - $14.99 at NewEgg.
SimCity - $32 at Green Man Gaming.
Next best is $40 at GameStop.
Dead Space 3 + Tau Volantis Survival Kit - $29.98 at Origin.
Next best is $48 at Green Man Gaming. Deal expires today.
Sid Meier's Civilization V - $7.49 at Amazon.
Next best is $30 at Green Man Gaming. Deal expires May 31.
Dirt 3 - $6.80 at Green Man Gaming.
Next best is $25 at GameFly. Deal expires May 31.
Dungeon Siege 3 Bundle - $6.24 at GameStop.
Includes the standalone expansion Treasures of the Sun.
256GB Samsung 840 Pro Series SSD - $187.99 at Rakuten.
Next best is $230 at Mac Mall. Deal expires June 3.
Alienware M18x r2 1080p Gaming Laptop - $1,575 at eBay.
Specs: Core i7-3610QM, 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M, 16GB RAM, and 500GB + 32GB SSD. List is $2,349.
Alienware M17x r4 Gaming Laptop - $1,499 at Dell Home.
Specs: Core i7-3630QM, 2GB GeForce GTX 660M, and 8GB RAM. List is $1,749.
HP's Envy dv6t Quad Edition Laptop with 1080p - $849.99 during HP's Memorial Day sale.
Specs: Quad Edition Core i7-3630QM, GeForce GT 650M, and 8GB RAM. List is $1,100. Deal expires June 1.
HP's Envy Phoenix h9-1215t Desktop - $749.99 at HP.
Specs: Quad Core i7-3770, GeForce GT630 2GB, 10GB RAM, and Blu-ray drive. Coupon expires June 1st.