Bargain Thread 2014

Yep, most of my wishlist is back to regular price. Fakeout!

So, re: Amazon, when I type in 2013 Editor’s Choice Games in the search box, all I get is Brothers and one other title. Maybe it’s early yet. I ended up with 5 $5 credits for purchases as far back as Nov. 25th.

Many Borderlands 2 items (base game, the main DLCs, 2 class DLCs, and vault hunter upgrades) are back on 75% sale on GMG, plus there’s a new 25% off voucher:

Discounted Borderlands 2 search:

The Vault Hunter Upgrade 2 ended up being $0.93 for me. How do people like the Krieg character? The Psycho pack should be around $1.88.

edit: Oh hey, 30% off code for Australians! GMGAU-3J9MF-MUINW That brings prices down to what, $20 per DLC?

Here’s Tony’s very preliminary list:

He said he probably won’t hear back from most publishers until next week, and EC deals will be added throughout the month.

I’ve got 7 credits. So far I’ll use one for Bioshock Infinite (it’ll be around $8.20 after EC credit) to go with the $5 Season Pass I picked up from Steam. :)

Only possibility on that list would be Crysis 3 @ $5.

EA’s insistence on keeping the price on SimCity high despite the horrid reviews is truly boggling. For $5 or so I might check it out, but for $15-$20? No thanks.

(In case you are feeling the Steam sale blues, and still need a fix…)
Steam today: Skulls of the Shogun $3.74. 4-pack $11.24 (meaning $2.81 each).
QT3 thread This is a simple turned-based strategy game much like Advanced Wars, but without grids.

Prices are mostly pretty mediocre even subtracting the $5 credit I got from the last sales.

Crysis 3 is about the only one I would buy for $5, if I didn’t already have it.

The others are merely average in price. I probably won’t end up using this credit sadly.

Disappointing; I have 6 coupons to burn as well but the deals need to be good after spending $150 on games over Christmas already. Sim City for $10 or less I would jump on. Crysis 3 for $5, probably. The price on F1 2013 Classic is much higher than the Amazon sale price from the other week, even factoring in -$5! I guess we wait and see what else comes up over the next few weeks.

I hope I snag something from their January sale but all I bought was a bunch of CKII DLC (all like $0.60 each) and some other games all under $5. Any game I get from their January sale will truly be a bonus. I didn’t buy anything just for the coupon. I ended up with 10 coupons! :)

There should hopefully be some interesting deals as Tony works things out with the publishers. I seem to remember that some better deals came up later on in the month for previous years.

In case anyone missed $10 XCOM Enemy Within from Amazon, you can get it from GMG today for $11.25 after their 25% coupon: GMG25-0YUM5-VKMVU

I think the prices for the Amazon deals only switch over at 3am eastern, so we have to wait till then to see if these $5 coupons are gonna get us a good deal or not.

Hidden Steam special (maybe it’s the weekend special): Unity of Command $5.99 (70% off).
Red Turn DLC $2.99 (70% off). Black Turn DLC $9.99.

Yeah not impressed the editors choice at all, still as I bought from teh US store to save money anyways and didn’t realise I would get 2 x $5 it is a bonus, be nice to pick up something this month though.

First batch of stuff is up. Notable prices (before $5 off):

Bioshock Infinite: $9.99
X-Com Enemy Within: $14.99
Secret World: $11.99 (if only I had time for another MMO)
Crysis 3: $9.99
Dead Space 3: $9.99

Notably absent from any real discounts is all the EA stuff aside from Sim City/Cities of Tomorrow each at $19.99

Do remember that last year more stuff popped up as the month wore on, but some stuff also went out of stock. So if you see something appealing buy it when it pops up if it’s a good sale. (Disappointing that most of this stuff doesn’t represent a new price, even with the codes. I think Crysis 3 is the only thing that, with a code, is the best price so far.)

Really disappointed that X-Com: The Bureau with code is like $10 more than it’s currently selling at GMG with their voucher.

Seems $5 off codes aren’t working yet.

Gonna get Foul Play for $3.50

Yeah I was going to Snag Bioshock Infinite for a fiver and the code wasn’t working.

Disappointing list thus far on the Amazon Editor’s Choice sale. The Editors should be flogged.

Many games in the promotion aren’t discounted AT ALL from full retail, despite being heavily discounted all December long during the holiday sales. I’m going to assume it’s a mistake, and that Amazon will correct pricing on a lot of stuff soon. Notable deals (if the credits are working yet) include Bioshock Infinite for $5 after credit (probably a pricing error), Crysis 3 for $5 (also seems likely to be in error) and XCOM Enemy Within for $10 (which would be same as the winter sale).

Last year new games were added as the month went on (promotion goes through all of January), so hopefully we’ll see obvious 2013 “Editor’s Choice” candidates like Rome 2 Total War, Dishonored, Skulls of the Shogun, Fallen Enchantress Legendary Ed, Tomb Raider, Metro Last Light and of course Farming Simulator 2013. OK, maybe not that last one…

How exactly does the promotional credit work. Should it show up at checkout or do you get a code to use? I got two emails but cannot see the credit or any codes to use?

It is supposed to automatically apply itself in your cart when you purchase an eligible game from the list. However, reports are that the codes are not working yet, despite the email and promotion page saying the sale starts today.

You only see them when you check out from what I remember. The only way you know how many you have is the e-mails. So far they don’t seem to be working.

As far as the prices - just wait. I’m sure there will be sales on some of them that last a few days. they don’t throw everything at the cheapest price day 1, they vary the prices over the month.