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We're a matter of days removed from the mass discount bonanza that was Black Friday by now and you may or may not have already drained your bank account buying a veritable buffet of entertainment products. Whether that's the case or not, the deals have not stopped coming and they probably won't all the way to Christmas. Sure, a lot of retailers will be in a discount refractory period at the moment but there's still plenty of things to shine a light on out there on the world wide web. That's why we're here, once more, to take a look at some of those things.
So once again, 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, as well as presumably many other places. But first, we need to talk about free stuff.
Free stuff! It's pretty nice to get when you can get it. As luck would have it, we've gone and teamed up with the folks over at GamesPlanet to offer you the chance to win some free games. This time we have three copies of Watch Dogs 2 on PC up for grabs - specifically, two copies of the Deluxe Edition and one extra-special copy of the Gold Edition - so if that sounds like the sort of thing you'd like to be in with a chance to win, click this handy link below and get involved. Entries close at 23:59:59 (GMT) on Sunday 4th December.
UK & US Deals
While we're talking about GamesPlanet, the site is currently hosting the second part of it's 'Xmas Sale', discounting a range of games each weekend on the run-up to Christmas. This week's set of deals features some of the titles below, so take a look and see if anything catches your eye. These deals are live until the end of Sunday 4th December and the games are mostly Steam keys that should redeem in most territories, but check the game pages for details.
- Call of Juarez: Gunslinger for £5.99
- South Park: The Stick of Truth (Uncensored) for £5.99
- Civilization: Beyond Earth for £9.90
- XCOM 2 for £19.99
- Assassin's Creed Syndicate for £13.99
- Aragami for £9.99
- Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen for £11.99
- Autobahn Police Simulator for £7.99
- F1 2016 for £25.99
Over on the Humble Bundle side of PC downloads, you can pick up the latest pay-what-you-want offering. This time, it's a range of tycoon simulator games up for grabs, including RollerCoaster Tycoon Deluxe, Democracy 3, Car Mechanic Simulator 2016 and Big Pharma. Pay more than $12 (around £9.62) and you'll unlock YouTubers Life and can simulate what it's like to be being one of those YouTube types.
Getting out ahead of Steam's upcoming winter sale, GOG has launched its own holiday-time sale, entitled 'The Monstrous Winter Sale'. With this, more deals will be added to the range each and every day. Current highlights include the following:
- The Witcher 3: Game of the Year Edition for £20.99 / $26.99
- Darkest Dungeon for £11.39 / $14.99
- SOMA for £9.59 / $11.99
- Wasteland 2 Director's Cut Digital Deluxe for £17.99 / $22.99
- Firewatch for £8.90 / $11.99
- FTL: Advanced Edition for £1.99 / $2.49
Check out the whole range on the link below.
Yesterday, Green Man Gaming launched a range of Flash Deals as if we hadn't had enough of those during last week's discount madness. This means, however, that you can grab a few decent titles for some decent prices. Titles such as...
- Call of Duty Infinite Warfare for £27.99
- Battlefield 4 for £7.99
- 25 Game Indie Mega Pack for £3.49
- Alien Isolation for £8.99
- Mass Effect Trilogy for £8.99
- Overwatch for £32.99
..and more. These deals will be changing periodically so it's a good page to bookmark and come back to. In the meantime, have at it.
Okay, let's get the best stuff here up front. LucasArts point-and-click games. You don't have to be a diehard advocate for point-and-click adventure games like I am to appreciate these games, which are some absolute classics of the genre. For £1.39, you'll get four of them as Steam downloads. Namely, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Dig and Loom. Go ahead, ask me about Loom.
Update: Well, this seems to have expired now, unfortunately. Sorry!
December 1st also saw the beginning of the EU PlayStation store's holiday season offers. Through December, Sony will be offering what they're imaginatively calling the '12 Deals of Christmas' which means that every 48 hours, a new game gets its price cut for a limited time. The second of these is a downloadable version of Fallout 4 for £17.99. Honestly at that price, though, you'd be better off buying a physical version (linked further down). Still a good promotion to keep an eye on though.
Also on offer are a variety of PS4 and PS3 games in a 'Buy One Get One Free' campaign, meaning you can double up on games like The Last of Us Remastered, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition, Far Cry 4 and more for half the cost.
It might be painfully named but if you have a soft-spot for some rhythm games and don't happen to own a copy of Guitar Hero Live: Supreme Party Edition, you can pick one up on Xbox One or PS4 for £34.99 right now. In this case, a Supreme Party involves getting not one but two guitar controllers alongside the game. Party on, I guess.
- Guitar Hero Live Supreme Party Edition on PS4 for £34.99 from Amazon UK
- Guitar Hero Live Supreme Party Edition on Xbox One for £34.99 from Amazon UK
I wonder how long we can actually go without Doom showing up in one of these articles. Well, this week isn't the one since you can still grab a copy of the game, even after all the Black Friday discounts, on Xbox One or PS4 for £13.50. Head over to GAME on the link below and use the code VCGAME10 at checkout and you're all set.
- DOOM with UAC Pack on PS4 for £13.50 using code VCGAME10 from GAME
- DOOM with UAC Pack on Xbox One for £13.50 using code VCGAME10 from GAME
Skyrim: Special Edition may not have had the smoothest launch so far but it's still Skyrim. That same Skyrim that you knew and loved five years ago, when you were still baffled that the big gruff dragon Paarthurnax shared a voice actor with Mario. Maybe that was just me. Either way, the somewhat prettied-up version of the game is currently on sale at Amazon UK for £24.99 on Xbox One and PS4.
- Skyrim: Special Edition on PS4 for £24.99 from Amazon UK
- Skyrim: Special Edition on Xbox One for £24.99 from Amazon UK
Black Friday, Cyber Monday and all that jazz brought console sales to all-time low prices. If you happened to have missed out on the chance to pick up some of the (frankly insane) bundles that were on offer, you can still pick up a PS4 500GB Slim with copies of Watch Dogs 2 and Watch Dogs 1 for £199.99 from GAME. That's the same price this was being offered for over the Black Friday weekend, so you don't have to feel so left out.
Update: Another bundle deal bites the dust, sadly. GAME has raised the price of this up to £239.99 today. Shame.
If you have a particularly troubling internet connection you can get the extra-fancy Artbook Edition of Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration on PS4 from Amazon UK for £24.99 at the moment. Failing that, you can also pick up a Windows Store digital copy of the game for £25.88 from that very same page instead.
Update: Oh boy, as luck would have it, Amazon UK has raised the price of this one slightly today. It's now up to £29.99.
Did you see that ludicrous display last night? If not, simulate it for yourself since Amazon UK is currently offering Football Manager 2017 Limited Edition for £26.99.
Update: Looks like GAME is going a little better on this offer and offering the game for £24.99 currently.
Fallout 4 wasn't for everyone. Sure, it was shiny, new and filled with Bostonian accents but sometimes you just pine for a simpler time. Enter Amazon US' current offer of Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas for $3.30 each. If you don't already own both of these, there's never been a better time to add them to your ever-increasing Steam library of games you'll 'get around to someday'.
- Fallout 3 on PC (Download) for $3.30 from Amazon US
- Fallout New Vegas on PC (Download) for $3.30 from Amazon US
There comes a time in everybody's life when they're going to need more storage to keep all of their precious data. So why not go all-in and get an obscenely large amount of storage space all in one go? Fortunately, you can do that for a little bit less right now since Amazon US is currently taking $70 off of this massive 8TB desktop external hard drive, bringing the price down to $169.99.
Going back to the whole "last week was Black Friday week" thing, you can still pick up a decently priced Xbox One S thanks to eBay. Head over there and you can grab an Xbox One S 1TB console with a digital copy of Gears of War 4 packed in for $269.99 right now.
I'm playing the odds here but there's a fair chance that at least some of you out there are fans of Rick and Morty. If you happen to count yourself among that growing and increasingly rabid fan-base, you can pick up both seasons of the show on Blu-ray for an extra discount right now. Season one will cost you $14.99 while season two will run you a marginally more expensive $15.49.
- Rick and Morty Season One on blu-ray for $14.99 from Amazon US
- Rick and Morty Season Two on blu-ray for $15.49 from Amazon US
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.