lewiep

Jelly Deals roundup: cheap Doom, Rock Band, 1TB Xbox One

A new generation: a new price-point for games

lewiep

4 years ago

You can get most of the PS4 launch lineup for under 40, and some titles under 30. You just have to know where to look.


http://savygamer.co.uk/category/deals/ps4/
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The Rare game that never was: ex-staff member details Savannah

lewiep

6 years ago

Would be better with googly eyes.
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Batman: Arkham City UK price roundup

lewiep

7 years ago

You're welcome, I'm just gutted I have to wait to play it on PC...
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lewiep

7 years ago

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Sony makes PSN Pass official

lewiep

7 years ago

EA speaking to IGN:
"This is an important inflection point in our business because it allows us to accelerate our commitment to enhance premium online services"
http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/articles/108/1...
Methinks Sony has been borrowing their homework.
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Cheap This Week - 06/07/11

lewiep

7 years ago

Looks like they bumped up the prices of the consoles after this got posted. All the prices were correct at time of publication.
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Cheap This Week - 29/06/11

lewiep

7 years ago

@Tomo
I will keep an eye out. Which platform?
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lewiep

7 years ago

@septimus
They scaled it right back, it's no way near as bad as it was originally going to be. Details here:
[link=http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=1365214
">http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?art...
@udat
Aye, it's a real classic. Depending on when you played it, there's been quite a lot of community development, and you should get the most recent unofficial patch here:
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Cheap This Week - 09/06/11

lewiep

7 years ago

@FortysixterUK
They will charge you when they ship it.
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lewiep

7 years ago

@RedPanda
I only ever direct people to the cheapest retailer and the best deals. Take a look at SavyGamer.co.uk and you'll see that I link to a broad range of retailers, and only ever link to the cheapest price for a game.

Not only is it not an advert, the retailers in question don't even know that I am going to post links to them, never mind having any say over it.

SavyGamer, and by extension Cheap This Week are intended to be pro consumer.
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Cheap This Week - 25/05/11

lewiep

7 years ago

@pinkyrocks
Most likely because Sony will sue them into oblivion if they do, like what they did to Lik-Sang:
http://www.lik-sang.com/

@nooneyouknow
The "Buy any chart game and get LA Noire for 25" deal is on in store, but I'm not sure if the range of games available in the "chart" section will be the same as online, and they probably won't be the same prices either.
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lewiep

7 years ago

@pinkyrocks
I actually check Play-Asia fairly frequently. You're right, their deal of the week is often pretty good, although they won't ship software for Sony platforms to the UK, and for 360 games a lot of them are region locked. If I do ever see a good deal there that is applicable to the UK, I'll be sure to include it.
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lewiep

7 years ago

@Jay-ITFC
I'm not 100% certain, but I think they charge when they ship. Their customer service has just shut for the day, but you can ask them tomorrow (page here: http://www.coolshop.co.uk/catalog/minisi... )
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Cheap This Week - 04/05/11

lewiep

7 years ago

Starting next week the turnaround between when I compile the deals and when Cheap This Week gets posted is going to be much quicker, so hopefully we can avoid prices changing before people get a chance to get the deals in the future. Obviously I have no control over what the retailers do after the fact, but hopefully we won't have a situation like this where people missed out on multiple deals.

Sorry to anyone who did miss out on Deus Ex or Split Second.

If you want to avoid any deals passing you buy, they're always posted on SavyGamer.co.uk immediately, so if you subscribe via RSS or twitter, you can make sure you don't miss out in future.
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Cheap This Week - 27/04/11

lewiep

7 years ago

@nuanimal
Yeah, it looks like they have bumped up the price now, sorry you missed it. I'll keep an eye out for the next best price, and stick it up on SavyGamer.co.uk some time between now and release.
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lewiep

7 years ago

@AshTray
Not sure. Why don't you try it?
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lewiep

7 years ago

@Kaben

Yeah, the amazon offer from a while back was a bit better (and they will honour that price for anyone who has already ordered it) but they have put the price up now.
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Cheap This Week - 20/04/11

lewiep

7 years ago

Looks like CEX have dropped the price since yesterday.
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Eurogamer Expo 2010 Top 10

lewiep

8 years ago

Eurogamer Expo clearly loves parkour, after Mirror's Edge being game of the show 2008.
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Free Super Meat Boy DLC revealed

lewiep

8 years ago

The TMS isn't for adding new chapters, it's just a place devs can store updated information for their games.

It's where things like call of duty's message of the day is stored, or Monday Night Combat's balance data.

Presumably Team Meat have found a way of fitting entire levels onto it. I'd guess because their levels are tile based.
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Indie Games Arcade for EG Expo 09

lewiep

9 years ago

The indie games on selection last year were pretty good, but it was a shame so many of them were already out, and I had played already.
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Ghostbusters: The Videogame

lewiep

9 years ago

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lewiep

9 years ago

It's not buying from the blog, the blog post has a link to the import retailer.

I am the author.
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lewiep

9 years ago

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THQ embarks on digital distribution

lewiep

9 years ago

Or you can get it for 22.99. Way cheaper than Steam.
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Vote in the EG reader survey 2008

lewiep

9 years ago

Why do you hate Space Invaders Extreme?
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WiiWare and Virtual Console Roundup

lewiep

10 years ago

Whoa there Dan.

The Master System Sonic is a completely different came to the Mega Drive one, made by a completely different team at Sega.

It's much slower paced, and hasn't got as much eye candy, but it is also a much more technical platformer. Certainly not a "gimped version" of the Mega Drive game.

Your toying with my inner 5 year old's emotions.
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky gets delayed

lewiep

10 years ago

Here you go ;D

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky, PC - 16.83 delivered
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lewiep

10 years ago

Damn, I checked it just before, and it was still that price, must've just put it up. Let me find the next best price on it.

Cheers for letting me know.
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lewiep

10 years ago

Preorder if now if you want the best price:

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky, PC - 13.71 delivered
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PlayTV saved files no longer transferable

lewiep

10 years ago

I was considering recommending a PS3 and this to my parents as a media centre solution. Now I am not.
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The Casuals Are Coming!

Braid

lewiep

10 years ago

:(

This is episode 1, (we did do an episode 0 too)

We're still learning, any specific constructive feedback is appreciated.
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lewiep

10 years ago

http://savygamer.co.uk/2008/08/savygamer...
Episode 1 of the SavyGamer podcast is out now.

Features an interview with Jonathan Blow, the creator of Braid.
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Guitar Hero: On Tour

lewiep

10 years ago

There is only one DS music game out this month
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One Life Left live from Nordic Game

lewiep

10 years ago

My blog is totally the unofficial sponsor of this show

http://savygamer.blogspot.com/
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Rock Band man defends Euro price

lewiep

10 years ago

There is a 5% off voucher included in the post.
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lewiep

10 years ago

The maths of it is pretty simple -

Typical game RRP in the UK = 40
Typical game RRP in the USA = $60

So,
$60 x (1 + Europe Rape tax) = 40
$60 x (1 + Europe Rape tax) = $78.68
1 + Europe Rape Tax = 1.311333
Europe Rape Tax = 31.13%


$169.99 x (1 + Europe Rape Tax) = Expected UK price
$169.99 x (1 + 31.13%) = $222.91

$222.91 = 113.30
Expected UK price = 113.30

Games have always been more expensive here, and if Rock Band followed the trend of games being more expensive here in the same way as other games it would be under 120.
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lewiep

10 years ago

If you are quick you can get it for a fair bit cheaper -
Rock Band, Xbox 360 - 132.98 delivered

Still not a good or fair price in my opinion though.
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The House of the Dead 2&3 Return

lewiep

10 years ago

You're going to suffer like G did!

House Of The Dead 2 & 3 Return, Wii - 18.98 delivered
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Call of Jihadi

lewiep

10 years ago

I heard terrorism is bad.
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Euro price cut for Xbox 360, says FT

lewiep

10 years ago

Amazon have just put the price back up
http://savygamer.blogspot.com/2008/03/xb...
I think they maybe jumped the gun on the 14th price drop.
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Beat The Pirates At Your Own Game

lewiep

10 years ago

Nicely written article.

I just wrote a blog post discussing some similar things, like what type of things we as gamers, consumers and customers can do to prevent the doom and gloom predictions that people like Christ Taylor have been making for the PC games industry.

So I hear PC gaming is dead - What can I do?
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Art of Fighting Anthology

lewiep

10 years ago

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