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It's been a hot week here in the UK, but in one sense at least, summer's over - because video games are back. We've made it all the way over the mountain that was No Man's Sky, finally got our hands on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and are looking ahead to all the awesome stuff that awaits in the rest of the year. Oh, and Madden is out, I guess. That's a thing.
As we say every week, Jelly Deals is constantly scouring the internet for deals and good prices, like one of those scavenger types from the Fallout games. Every week, I'll visit to bring them directly to you and see if you fancy any of them. If you do, great! If not, no problem. As always, we do our best to make sure that these deals are all active and in stock when we post, but internet deals are fickle and have a bad habit of disappearing without warning. Essentially, the quicker you click, the better.
Anyway, let's get on with this thing. Here are some of this week's best deals, starting with the UK Deals and heading over to the US lower down the page.
Mafia 3 is one of the bigger titles headed our way in October, and it's an interesting prospect for a variety of reasons (if you haven't already, check out Vice Gaming's thought-provoking write-up). While we will have to wait until closer to launch before we can tell how the game plays, if you're absolutely set on picking this one up, you should be aware that you can pre-order a Steam version of the game from GamesPlanet right now for £27.99. That's the cheapest way to pick the game up that we've seen so far and keys will be sent out shortly before launch.
In what I can only assume is a tactical move to clear stock before the upcoming release of Rock Band Rivals (and thus, a ton more big boxes to store), Argos have discounted their stock of Rock Band 4's Guitar Bundle to £24.99. That's the cheapest price for the game and guitar combo there has ever been. If you like, you can pick up the full band-in-a-box kit for £49.99 on either console instead. This is a quick and super cheap way to get yourself a guitar controller ahead of the launch of Rivals, too. This price is so low that this one is likely to fall out of stock relatively quickly, so get in quick if you want one.
- Rock Band 4 on PS4 with Guitar Controller for £24.99 from Argos
- Rock Band 4 on Xbox One with Guitar Controller for £24.99 form Argos
- Rock Band 4 Band-in-a-Box set on PS4 for £49.99 from Argos
- Rock Band 4 Band-in-a-Box set on Xbox One for £49.99 form Argos
Overwatch was released back in May and is still one of the most played games of the year. Due to that, it has rarely, if ever, seen a price cut since launch. Fortunately, that's changed over at Amazon - albeit not by that much. You can pick up an Xbox One or PS4 copy of Overwatch for £32 right now, which is the cheapest it's been. That's also the Origins Edition of the game, so you'll get your Noire Widowmaker skin as a nice bonus.
The folks over at Base.com are offering a few of Nintendo's best Wii U titles (part of Nintendo's own 'Selects' range) for the extra low price of £16.85. The Nintendo Selects releases are designed to be sold at a cheaper price, but it's always nice to save an extra few pound along the way.
- Super Mario 3D World for £16.85 from Base.com
- Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker for £16.85 from Base.com
- Pikmin 3 for £16.85 from Base.com
XCOM: Enemy Unknown stands tall as one of the best turn-based strategy games of the past decade or so. Some would even say that this game is better than XCOM 2 (though they risk Chris Bratt's wrath). If you haven't yet added a PC copy of this to your collection, now's your chance, since GamesPlanet is selling 'The Complete Edition' of the game for £5.99 right now, which is around £19 cheaper than buying it from Steam.
Sony is currently hosting a sale on 'Retro' games on the PlayStation Store, featuring some of the PlayStation's most loved classics for a few pounds each. This 'Retro' sale, while successfully making me feel old, means you can get a bunch of the old Metal Gear Solid games for under £4 each. That is, as long as you have a PS Vita or PS3 to play them on - since these are the polished-up HD versions of these games and for some baffling reason, you still can't play any of them on a PS4. Fingers crossed for that one.
- Metal Gear Solid for PS3, PS Vita or PSP for £3.29 from PlayStation Store
- Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty for PS Vita for £3.99 from PlayStation Store
- Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty for PS3 for £3.99 from PlayStation Store
- Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater for PS Vita for £3.99 from PlayStation Store
- Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater for PS3 for £3.99 from PlayStation Store
- Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for PS Vita and PSP for £3.29 from PlayStation Store
- Metal Gear Solid: Peace walker for PS3 for £3.99 from PlayStation Store
It's worth noting that, for some reason, they are selling the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (which contains MGS2 and MGS3) for £9.49, making it more expensive than buying the two separately. So: don't buy that one.
You can check out the rest of the PlayStation 'Retro' sale over here.
Now here's a weird one. This little SNES replica is actually a fully working Bluetooth controller, able to be used on PC, Mac, iOS and Android. This makes this little guy ideal for playing games on a phone or tablet, sure, but really comes into its own when connected to a computer for a spot of retro gaming.
The new release this week that had the least cybernetic augmentations (although I'd hesitate to say it has none) was Madden 17. From most reports, this year's instalment of EA's gridiron game is an enjoyable entry in the series. Right now, you can pick up a PS4 copy of the (normally $60) game for $47.99 over on eBay. Sadly, no such deal for Xbox One owners on this one.
id Software's 2016 update of its legendary Doom franchise is definitely one to check out. That just got a little bit easier to do if you're a console owner, since GameStop US began offering Xbox One and PS4 copies for just $19.99 for a limited time. No word on how long this offer is around for, or how much stock is available, but you can 'Click and Collect' the game via their website to reserve a copy.
If you own a PS4 and don't have a copy of The Last of Us Remastered, where have you been? If you answered "owning it on PS3 already", fair enough, I guess. But if you've yet to play it, or fancy double-dipping, Walmart is selling copies for $12.95 right now.
If you've ever been on YouTube, you've probably seen one of these microphones. They're the Yeti USB mics from Blue and they've become a gold standard for YouTubers and streamers in recent years. For a reason: they're very good. Currently, Dell is offering the best offer we've seen for one of these - price reduced to $109.99 with a $40 Dell eGift voucher added in for good measure.
Logitech is no stranger to PC peripherals; it's been making high-end PC gear for a while now. The trouble with high-end PC gear is that it usually carries a high-end price tag as well. Not so this G430 7.1 headset, which is half-price right now over on eBay, making the total cost $39.99.
That's it, all done for one more week. As usual, please keep in mind that deals, prices, and availability can change at any time, so sorry if that happens on any of the above. I'll be over at Jelly Deals, scouring the information super-highway for more deals, but feel free to drop us a like on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
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