Does love always feel like a Ghost? No, it's like a Battlefield, a Battlefield, a Battlefield.
The first shots have been fired in the 2013 war between Call of Duty: Ghosts and Battlefield 4. Going off of previous years' numbers, COD is likely to eclipse BF4 in sales. Back in 2011, Modern Warfare 3 had 6.5 million sales on release day compared to BF3's 3 million. But if you know where to look, Battlefield 4 is coming out the gates strong with several hot release-day offers.
If PC is your platform of choice, you can go with Green Man Gaming's 20% off coupon code for Battlefield 4 and drop the Origin key from $59.99 to $48 - a solid $12 discount. The GMG coupon is set to expire tomorrow at 11AM Eastern, so act fast. (UK and EU gets instant saving vs the coupon, dropping Battlefield 4 to £37.99 and 43.33€, respectively).
Stock may be running out on this deal, but if you act fast, NewEgg's eBay page has the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions for only $42.99 - a $17 discount on release day. You'll have to add to cart to see price, but free shipping is also included. Elsewhere you're stuck paying $59.99 for the console version. This deal is, of course, U.S. only. Apologies in advance if the title's out of stock by the time you see this.
On the Battlefield 4 Premium front, there's an interesting incentive over at GMG for the PC version. The Premium Service Pack doesn't include the BF4 base game, but it does get you all 5 planned expansions 2 weeks ahead of everyone else.
What's more, GMG is giving you an ordering incentive of $10 credit or $8 cash-back. The $10 credit is instantly applied to your account, so you should be able to use it right away. The $8 cash back is given to you 2-3 business days after purchase, effectively dropping the price from $49.99 to $41.99.
If you're planning to grab both the game and Premium Service, you should be able to first buy the Premium Service, apply the $10 credit towards Battlefield 4, throw in the coupon, and you'll get both for $88.98 vs. the full price of $109.98. Nice.jpg?
Hot Deals of the Week
Battlefield 4 (PC Download) - $48 at Green Man Gaming.
List is $60. Deal expires October 30 at 11AM Eastern. For our friends across the pond, GMG also had a deal on Battlefield 4: in the UK, the price is instantly dropped from £44.99 to £37.99. In the EU, the price is dropped to 44.50 €.
Battlefield 4 (Xbox 360, PS3) - $42.99 at NewEgg.
List is $60. Deal expires November 1st, but will likely be out of stock sooner.
Battlefield 4 Premium Service (PC Download) - $49.99 + $10 Credit or $8 Cash Back at Green Man Gaming.
List is $50. In the UK, the price is dropped from £39.99 to £36.99. In the EU, the price is 43.33€.
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PC Download) - $45 at GameFly.
Releases November 19. List is $60. Deal expires October 31. The Gold Edition is also on sale at GameFly and drops from $80 to $59.99 with the same coupon. Gold Edition = all pre-order DLCs plus the Season Pass. In the UK, the game is £31.99 after instant discount.
Batman Arkham Origins (PC Download) - $37.50 at Green Man Gaming.
Released last Friday. List is $50. Deal expires November 6. Also on sale is the Season Pass for only $15 after coupon (normally $20).
Space Engineers (PC Download Early Access) - $11.25 at Green Man Gaming.
Early Access available since last Wednesday. List is $15. Deal expires November 1. Think of it as Minecraft in space. Here's a small thread on the game over at the forums.
How To Survive (PC Download) - $7.87 at Green Man Gaming.
Released last Wednesday. List is $15. Deal expires November 1.
Typing of the Dead: Overkill (PC Download) - $7.99 at GameFly.
Releases October 30. List is $20. Deal expires October 31.
Football Manager 2014 (PC Download) - $37.50 at Green Man Gaming.
Releases October 31. List is $50. Deal expires November 6.
Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army 2 (PC Download) - $9 at Green Man Gaming.
Releases October 31. Next best is $15 at GamersGate. Deal expires November 1.
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PC Download) - $51 at Green Man Gaming.
Releases November 5. List is $60. Deal expires November 4.
Chivalry: Deadliest Warrior (PC Download) - $11.25 at Green Man Gaming.
Releases November 14. List is $15. Deal expires November 1.
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare (PC Download) - $23.99 at GameFly.
Releases in 2014. List is $30. Deal expires October 31.
Other Good PC Downloads Deals
Max Payne Complete Package - $11.99 at GameFly.
Next best is $15 at Amazon. Deal expires October 31.
Max Payne 3: Complete Pack (PC Download) - $7.99 at GameFly.
List is $70. Deal expires October 31.
Rise of the Triad - $6 at Green Man Gaming.
Next best is $15 at GamersGate. Deal expires November 1.
Injustice: Gods Among Us (Pre-owned: PS3, Xbox 360) - $19.99 at GameFly.
List is $60.
Fuse (Pre-owned: Xbox 360) - $9.99 at GameFly.
Next best is $24.
Halo 4 (Xbox 360) - $4.99 at TigerDirect.
Next best is $25 at Rakuten. Deal expires October 31. $20 mail-in-rebate.
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