Monday, May 23, 2011

Halo Reach for 360 $25 today at has Halo Reach on sale for $25 today, with free site-to-store shipping if you have one close by, or $0.99 shipping to your door.  This was game was well received, getting 4.5 / 5 stars on Amazon. Not bad at all.

“Halo: Reach,” developed exclusively for Xbox 360, is theblockbuster prequel to the landmark “Halo” video game franchise and is the biggest game yet in the Halo series.“Halo” is one of the biggest video game series in history, and is the top selling franchise on Xbox. It has defined a generation of gamers and changed how people view video games.
“Halo: Reach” tells the tragic and heroic story of Noble Team, a group of Spartans, who through great sacrifice and courage saved countless lives in the face of impossible odds. The planet Reach is humanity’s last line of defense between the encroaching Covenant and their ultimate goal, the destruction of Earth. If it falls, humanity will be perched on the brink of destruction.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

LA Noire $40 after promo credit at Amazon

If you were looking to pick up Rockstar's new game L.A. Noire, then Amazon might be the place to get it. They have the game for $59.99 for either PS3 or Xbox360, but the kicker is that you get $20 in free Amazon credit with your purchase. I don't know about you - but I order a lot of things from Amazon, so this effectively drops the price down to $39.99.

Initial reviews of this game have been quite positive. If you enjoy story driven games such as Heavy Rain, you'll probably want to check this out.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

XFX Radeon HD 4850 1GB DDR3 PCIe graphics card - $40 @ newegg

XFX Radeon HD 4850 HD-485X-ZNFC Video Card
I know this isn't strictly a game - but you can't play PC games without a graphics card, right?  Newegg has the
XFX Radeon HD 4850 HD-485X-ZNFC Video Card
  This is an amazing deal for a mid-level graphics card.  If you bought your current card more than a year ago then this would probably be an upgrade for you.

To get the $40 price tag, click on the above link, then enter the code XFXVC517 at checkout to reduce the price by $40.  You'll then need to send in a $30 mail in rebate form within 30 days, and you'll get another $30 back bringing the final price down to $40 with free shipping. That's one sweet deal!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Up to 75% off Battlefield and Metal of Honor games

Steam has between 50 and 75% off of all their Battlefield and Metal of Honor games today.  These games are all highly rated, and are generally good multiplayer FPS games if you're into that sort of thing.  Now might be a great time to add them to your library while they're as cheap as $5 each.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Crysis $7.50 @ Steam today

Steam has the excellent Crysis for only $7.50 right now. Get it while it's available - this one is a keeper.

Airport Mania free today at Amazon

Amazon has the game Airport Mania for free today. Like the earlier free games from Amazon, you can "purchase" this and not download it right now. You might as well head over there and add it to your available downloads for when you're bored.

I must admit that I have actually played this one before - and it's not terrible. The general population seems to agree with me, as it has 4 / 5 stars at Amazon. Go check it out!

Pack your bags for a trip through the skies in Airport Mania! Travel through 8 amusing airports while you land a variety of planes, purchase upgrades, and avoid delays. Stay on your toes as some planes carry precious cargo and will need to land in a hurry, while others might need a trip to the repair shop. But, with good planning, you'll make it to the gate on time! With unique challenges, whimsical characters, and fun that will put a smile on your face, Airport Mania is one flight you can't miss!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Lost Planet 2 - $12.62 at Amazon

Amazon has Capcom's Lost Planet 2 on sale for $12.62 with free super saver shipping today.  I haven't played this one myself, but from what I've read it seems to be a pretty solid game, minus a few framerate issues.  Amazon gives it 4 out of 5 stars, while MetaCritic is slightly harsher at 68 / 100.

A decade has passed since the first game, and the face of E.D.N. III has changed dramatically. Terraforming efforts have been successful and the ice has begun to melt, giving way to lush tropical jungles and harsh unforgiving deserts. Players will enter this new environment and follow the exploits of their own customized snow pirate on their quest to seize control of the changing planet. Players will control their heroes across 6 interconnected episodes, creating a truly unique interactive experience that changes depending upon the actions of the players involved. The intense and action packed campaign mode comes with the ability to form teams of up to 4 players online to clear mission objectives with friends. Lost Planet 2 has a huge variety of hardware for players to unleash on unsuspecting enemies. Machine guns, shotguns, rocket launchers, lasers, sniper rifles, grenades and a host of other weapons are scattered across the game. However, Lost Planet 2's biggest weapons come on two legs: the heavily armed and armored robotic Vital Suits return in greater numbers and variety than the first game. There are VS that transform into other vehicles, hold up to three players and some that even take multiple players to operate.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Sim City 4 Deluxe for $5

Steam has Sim City 4 Deluxe Edition (which includes the Rush Hour expansion pack) for only $5 right now. I picked up a copy of this myself - a few years back this gave me plenty of playtime, and it's still fun to mess around with.

Need for speed - Undercover $2.50 @ Steam

If you love cars or racing games with little to no plot, or a gift for someone you don't really like, pick up Need for Speed Undercover for $2.50 today at Steam.  Reviews for this are mixed, with a metacritic score of 65/100.  However you slice it though, $2.50 for a game released just over two years ago isn't bad.

Chase or Be Chased.
You never thought it would turn out like this—an all-out chase where you're the hunted. And the hunter. Now you must get behind the wheel and risk everything to infiltrate a ruthless international crime syndicate and take them down. The man you're after is a maniac behind the wheel, and he's driving like his life depends on escape, which maybe it does. He's the one with all the answers you need, you will track him down. Needless to say, that fleet of police cruisers in your rearview mirror won't make things any easier. It will take all of your experience—and every ounce of skill—to outrun the law, take down the enemy, and unlock the truth that puts an end to this chase once and for all.

Plants vs. Zombies - $3 at

If you like tower defense games, you'll love Plants vs. zombies.  It's one of the highest rated games around. I don't usually care for them myself, but I couldn't put this down when I bought it last year.

You can get Plants vs. Zombies for only $3 today at Big Fish Games. Click buy it, and apply the coupon code sdzombie at checkout.  Try it - you'll be glad you did.

Another free game - Farm Frenzy

Continuing what seems to be a trend in recent days, Amazon is offering the game Farm Frenzy for free today.  Much like Diner Dash yesterday, you might as well go and get it. You don't have to download it now, and you'll be able to access it anywhere anytime.

Current reviews put it at one star... ouch. Still, free is free.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Braid $2 at Direct2Drive

Braid, a totally awesome time-based indie platformer for PC is only $1.99 at Direct2Drive today. I've personally played this, and it's a great game with a twist at the end.  I highly recommend you give it a try if you haven't.

12 Month XBOX live GOLD subscription - $35

This one is pretty hot. If you're in the market to renew your XBOX Live subscription, grab a 12 month card from via ebay for only $35. That's under $3 a month!  A huge discount from the normal price.

Free Games are Never Bad

Looking for a decent time waster at a great price? Amazon has the game Diner Dash for free today.  Even if you don't want to play right now, you might as well add it to your Amazon software basket. (Just click download later, then you can play free forever.)

Even at 3 out of 5 stars, it's hard to complain about free.

Playstation Move bundle, $80 at has a decent deal today on a Playstation Move bundle. This deal redirects to their Ebay store, so do be aware of that.

It's $80 for the bundle, which includes a motion controller, the Sony Eye camera, and the game "Sports Champions."

Might make a nice gift for someone.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Dragon Age on sale at Steam

Steam has a great sale on the Dragon Age games today.  If you've never played them, you should check them out - some of the more epic RPGs recently produced.

  • Dragon Age 2: $45
  • Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition $20
  • Dragon Age: Origins - Regular Edition $15
  • Dragon Age: Origins Awakening $15

Metacritic rates DA2 at 82 / 100 - not bad at all. Check it out if you have some extra cash!

Today's good deals

Amazon has a good deal on Mortal Kombat for PS3 or 360 today, only $39.99 with free shipping. Reviews are generally pretty favorable - four and a half stars.

Speaking of 360s - Amazon also has a deal where you can get a 360 console, $50 in Amazon credit, and 1600 Live points for only $200. Not bad if I do say so myself. Follow these steps:

  1. Add the Xbox 360 console to cart
  2. Click here and add 1600 Xbox 360 Live Points to cart
  3. Proceed thru checkout
  4. Total should be $200.