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This has been a weird year. We had months of rumours and speculation about when we would finally see Nintendo's mysterious new console and the industry's worst kept secret - Red Dead Redemption 2 (yes, they went with that name). Some thought E3 was the only place to unveil such huge things, others said TGS would be the perfect time to announce. Still others cried Gamescom. In the end, a seemingly random Thursday in October was apparently the ideal time to break the internet not once, but twice on the same day. It worked, though. It's all very exciting. Now, we just have to deal with the long wait before either of those things land on shop shelves. Settle in.
In the meantime, we've got deals that'll work in the UK, deals that'll work in the US and some deals that will work in both the UK and US, and presumably many other places besides. But before we get to all of that, we've got something extra special this week, in the form of a good, old-fashioned giveaway. Let's begin.
Giveaway time! Win a copy of Civilization 6
We're going to kick things off with something a little different this week since we're lucky enough to have a set of Steam keys for both the standard and Digital Deluxe editions of Civilization 6 to give away, courtesy of the folks from GamesPlanet. If you want to be in with a chance of winning one of these lovely, lovely free copies, go ahead and click the link below for all the details.
Entries close on Monday at 4pm and are open to anyone in the UK, Europe, Africa or the Middle East (since the Steam key won't redeem anywhere else).
UK & US Deals
Over at Bundle Stars this weekend, there's a whole host of games at reduced prices with an extra 6% off if you use the code SCREAM6 at discount. For the voucher to work, you'll have to spend a minimum of £6/$6/€6, and while I refuse to use the phrase 'spoopy' to describe anything, that seems seasonally appropriate.
Capcom's action RPG Dragon's Dogma finally found a PC release at the beginning of this year in the form of the prettied-up Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen. So, if you're a dedicated fantasy fan, you're completely obsessed with dragons or you just have a real love for hanging out with people you refer to as 'pawns', this one has something for you. The PC version is extra cheap right now, thanks to Green Man Gaming, where it is currently £9.79 / $11.99 for a limited time.
The space trucking strategy simulation that took the internet by storm earlier this year, Stellaris, found its way into the heart of many a PC gamer. You, too, can be one of these heart-warmed gaming types now, since Stellaris is reduced to £23.44 / $28.77 over at GamesPlanet right now.
The game that did what Sim City couldn't, Cities: Skylines, is a city builder of massive scale and ambition. It plays pretty damn well, too. It's currently down to £5.75 / $7.05 as a Steam download from GAME, or you can cough up a few extra coins to get the Deluxe Edition for £7.50 / $9.19.
- Cities: Skylines on PC (Steam) for £5.75 / $7.05 from GAME
- Cities: Skylines Deluxe Edition on PC (Steam) for £7.50 / $9.19 from GAME
If you somehow haven't already picked up a copy of Dark Souls 3 and you want to get in just in time for that fancy new DLC, GAME is currently selling Steam keys of the game for £26.79 / $32.75 on the website, which is a cheap price to pay for the amount of frustration the game will bring.
This being the month of spooks as it is, Sony is playing host to a whole heap of discounts on some horror (or otherwise disquieting) video games. This means games like Until Dawn, The Evil Within, Bloodborne, and Alien: Isolation are all on sale, amongst others. You can check out the range right here, or head over to our Jelly Deals page where you can see the entire list in a handy dandy text form.
If you're looking to put together a build for a new gaming PC anytime soon or want to update your existing setup to be a little more VR-capable, you'll probably want to read this. Right now, GAME is offering a GeForce 1060 3GB graphics card (made by ASUS) for £199.99, which makes it one of the cheapest ways to get yourself a ten-series GeForce card so far. It's hard to turn down a brand new graphics card for under £200, no matter how new your PC is.
I believe it was the great philosopher Andrew W.K. who once said, "You can do anything while partying. You can even party while partying." Truer words never were spoken, good sir. As we all know, there ain't no party like a Guitar Hero party, because a Guitar Hero party involves plastic instruments, alcohol, and embarrassment. If any (or all) of those things sound like your kind of deal, go ahead and grab the 'Supreme Party Pack' of Guitar Hero Live from GAME, where it can be yours for £39.99 on Xbox One or PS4 (a full £20 cheaper than it's currently listed on Amazon for).
- Guitar Hero LIVE Supreme Party Edition on PS4 for £39.99 from GAME
- Guitar Hero LIVE Supreme Party Edition on Xbox One for £39.99 from GAME
Update: Argos seem to be undercutting GAME by a few pounds, so you can pick up the Supreme Party version of GH Live for only £36.99 on either console now.
Good ol' Geralt (or GOG, as I call him) is back once again in The Witcher 3, perhaps for the last time. If you've managed to miss playing The Witcher 3 since its release, there's never been a better time to get on board, since TheGameCollection is currently selling the game on all formats for £24.95.
- The Witcher 3: Game of the Year Edition on PS4 for £24.95 from TheGameCollection
- The Witcher 3: Game of the Year Edition on Xbox One for £24.95 from TheGameCollection
- The Witcher 3: Game of the Year Edition on PC for £24.95 from TheGameCollection
Some people just can't get enough of the massive space soap opera that is the Mass Effect series. With good reason, I suppose, since Mass Effect 2 remains one of my absolute favourites, and not only for the fact that I can Renegade choice my way into kicking a man through a window mid-conversation. If you have yet to experience the intergalactic drama of this series, you can get all three games on PC for £9.99.
Any prospective Xbox One owners out there, take note. This Xbox One S 500GB console from Zavvi comes with a free copy of Battlefield 1 as a download code in the box and is priced up at only £229.99 right now, which seems suspiciously cheap compared to what this bundle costs most other places. Get it while you can.
Grand Theft Auto 5 is a game that needs absolutely no introduction at this point. What you do need to know at this moment in time is that Best Buy is selling the Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game for $29.99. Neat, right?
- Grand Theft Auto 5 on PS4 for $29.99 from Best Buy
- Grand Theft Auto 5 on Xbox One for $29.99 from Best Buy
United Front Games was suddenly shuttered this week (damn it, world, why can't we keep good things?!), and somewhat coincidentally (?) the PS4 version of Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition is on sale on the US PlayStation Store. You can pick it up for $7.49 right now, and in this writer's opinion, you absolutely should. In our hearts, Sleeping Dogs will never die.
Alright, we're done for another week. Keep in mind that deals, prices and availability can change at the drop of a hat, so apologies if you miss out on something you wanted. I'll be over at Jelly Deals, scouring the world wide web for more deals. Feel free to visit, or follow us on Twitter and give us a like on Facebook.