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[Game Deals] Thread: Occasional Low Prices

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    Dr. ChaosDr. Chaos Post nuclear nuisance Registered User regular
    @nusu, where are you getting the Best Buy Pokemon Sword discount from?

    Its still full price on their site but I'd really like to pick it up for my niece at a discount if I can, already broke the bank on Switch lite.

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    nusunusu Registered User regular
    edited December 2020
    Dr. Chaos wrote: »
    @nusu, where are you getting the Best Buy Pokemon Sword discount from?

    Its still full price on their site but I'd really like to pick it up for my niece at a discount if I can, already broke the bank on Switch lite.

    It might have been through yesterday, it was a see low price in cart thing. Sorry about that.

    Best Buy has basically become Amazon at this point with their deals, they don't do weekly ads anymore. I may drop them from weekly ad posts in the new year because it's just too annoying to keep up with their stuff. Speaking of, if anyone wants me to include other national ads, I can. I dropped Gamestop during the pandemic but I can ad them back in, or Walmart. I don't know if there are any other national chains that have video game sections in their ads.

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    nusunusu Registered User regular
    PSN and Steam digital sales have joined the fight today.

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    nusunusu Registered User regular
    edited January 2021
    Weekly ads, new year, new deals edition

    Target Circle
    None

    Target
    50% off 100s of games(list not in ad)

    $39.99
    Madden 21
    Fifa 21
    NHL 21
    UFC 4

    $29.99
    Just Dance 2021
    Immortals Fenyx Rising

    Best Buy
    Not sure how long these prices will last, my guess is until Monday

    $39.99
    AC Valhalla
    Mario & Sonic Tokyo Olympics

    $30.99
    PGA Tour 2k21

    $29.99
    RDR 2
    Watchdogs Legion
    NBA 2k21 (prev gen)
    Immortals Fenyx Rising
    Sonic Mania + Sonic Team Racing
    NHL 21
    Mafia Definitive
    Catherine Full Body

    $19.99
    GTAV
    Outer Worlds
    Civ 6

    $9.99
    Borderlands 3

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    nusunusu Registered User regular
    Update to Best Buy's deals, since it's Monday:

    Best Buy
    $39.99
    Mario & Sonic Tokyo Olympics

    $34.99
    Yakuza Like a Dragon
    Persona 5 Royal
    Yakuza Remastered collection

    $29.99
    Puyo Puyo Tetris 2
    Sonic Mania + Sonic Team Racing
    Borderlands Collection
    Sonic Forces + Super Monkey Ball Blitz
    Two Point Hospital
    Catherine Full Body

    $19.99
    Bioshock Collection
    Xcom 2 collection
    Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz
    Team Sonic Racing

    $9.99
    Borderlands 3

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    PerrsunPerrsun Registered User regular


    Little Nightmares for free when you sign up for promo emails. It’s also included with Games with Gold on Xbox right now.

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    KarozKaroz Registered User regular
    Really recommend Little Nightmares. If nothing else grab it for when October rolls around again.

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    CarpyCarpy Registered User regular
    What's in October?

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    Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    Carpy wrote: »
    What's in October?

    Thanksgiving.

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    MugsleyMugsley DelawareRegistered User regular
    Carpy wrote: »
    What's in October?

    Thanksgiving.

    No. Stop it. You wanted another holiday but you didn't want to call it Cartier Day because the Québecois would co-opt it and you didn't want a Viking name for some reason. So you got away with calling it Thanksgiving because it's in a different month.

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    Zoku GojiraZoku Gojira Monster IslandRegistered User regular
    edited January 2021
    Loaded up during the end of year Steam sale, despite not having installed the app yet. Which I’ve done since, enjoying a few games of the original Master of Orion and the tense start of an X-Com campaign. I bought stuff I can’t run yet, but additional RAM and a new GPU are on the way.

    Now to dust off my old Sidewinder for some MWO and flight sims. PC gaming is unlikely to replace my existing consoles any time soon (my PS4 and 360 are old and very dear friends), but my enthusiasm for the next generation of BoxStation may be waning.

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    "Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are." - Bertolt Brecht
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    nusunusu Registered User regular
    I know this will probably be posted in the Free Games thread, but Star Wars Battlefront 2 celebration edition is free on the Epic Game Store today. I've been wanting to get it on PC as I don't have an active PSN sub anymore, and now it's free, that's a great deal.

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    ChiselphaneChiselphane Registered User regular
    edited January 2021
    Today I learned there's a free games thread. Thanks!

    Edit: feels a ridiculously stupid question to ask but where is said thread?

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    nusunusu Registered User regular
    edited January 2021
    Today I learned there's a free games thread. Thanks!

    Edit: feels a ridiculously stupid question to ask but where is said thread?

    I am not sure where it went. It existed prior to the holiday merge, but I don't know where it went after that.

    ah ha! https://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/237876/free-pc-games-tropico-5-brigador

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    nusunusu Registered User regular
    Speaking of Free Games, Humble store has Bomber Crew free for a limited time. Also, it's the start of Humble's Winter Sale, so there are lots of deals over there as well.

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    nusunusu Registered User regular
    Nintendo's new year eshop sale is live for the next 7 days.

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    nusunusu Registered User regular
    edited January 2021
    Weekly ads time, let's goooo

    Target Circle
    25% off
    Madden 21

    Target
    100s of games up to 50% off in store only, titles vary by store

    $39.99
    Madden 21

    Best Buy
    Save 30% on select Switch digital games

    $44.99
    New Super Mario Deluxe

    $39.99
    Zelda BOTW
    Super Mario Odyssey
    Super Mario Party
    MK11
    Madden 21
    UFC4
    PGA 2k21

    $29.99
    Cyberpunk 2077
    WWE Battlegrounds
    Mafia Definitive
    NHL 21
    RDR 2
    Fifa 21
    NBA 2k21

    $24.99
    SW Squadrons

    $19.99
    Outer Worlds
    Civ 6
    GTAV

    $9.99
    Borderlands 3

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    nusunusu Registered User regular
    A brief late preview, Target is advertising some Xbox Series consoles in tomorrow's ad. Online order only. Good luck.

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    nusunusu Registered User regular
    edited January 2021
    Weekly ads time... football edition?

    Target Circle
    Nothing

    Target
    Save $10 on Xbox Series controllers

    $39.99
    AC Valhalla
    Yakuza Like a Dragon

    $29.99
    Madden 21
    Watchdogs Legion
    WWE Battlegrounds
    Sonic Mania/Sonic Team Racing
    Super Monkey Ball/Sonic Forces

    $19.99
    SW Squadrons
    Sims 4 Bundle

    $17.99
    Madden/Fifa currency cards

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    Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    My local Target still doesn't carry sub-$100 Steam cards. But they happily put Roblox cards in all available slots.

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    nusunusu Registered User regular
    edited January 2021
    My local Target still doesn't carry sub-$100 Steam cards. But they happily put Roblox cards in all available slots.

    I don't even know what my local Target has in store, I haven't been in a any store since Feb 2020.

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    ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    My local Target still doesn't carry sub-$100 Steam cards. But they happily put Roblox cards in all available slots.

    Those planograms aren't usually set up by the retailer. The gift card rack is leased space by companies like Blackhawk and they decide what to fill it with.

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    Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    My local Target still doesn't carry sub-$100 Steam cards. But they happily put Roblox cards in all available slots.

    Those planograms aren't usually set up by the retailer. The gift card rack is leased space by companies like Blackhawk and they decide what to fill it with.

    It's a four level plastic rack sitting on the shelf in the games area. There are shelf price tags for all kinds of things that aren't displayed. Tidy it up and it would be half empty. The $100 Steam cards aren't in the correct spot.

    I don't care who is responsible for it, it's a fucking mess. Last time I asked, they said the store had 100+ $20 cards but they were not in any of the locations to find gift cards.

    The gift card wall(s) don't have any Steam cards.

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    cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    Also, Roblox is fucking enormous now. Think Minecraft-level huge. They probably make five times as much money on Roblox cards as they do Steam cards, easy.

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    Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    Also, Roblox is fucking enormous now. Think Minecraft-level huge. They probably make five times as much money on Roblox cards as they do Steam cards, easy.

    Which is even easier when they have five times as many $25 Roblox cards as they do $100 Steam cards.

    My problem isn't Roblox si much as a slot for $20 Steam cards exists and hasn't had any for sale since at least September and instead, cards that don't even match the slot are all over the place. This time happens to be Roblox.A month ago it was probably iTunes or some other online storefront.

    MS, SONY, and Nintendo cards (if they have them, I don't look) have their own sections in their own aisles. All PC is dumped together like it was a pick'em display for $5 DVDs. I would just like them at least to try to stock the shelves with what they claim should go there.

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    ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    Also, Roblox is fucking enormous now. Think Minecraft-level huge. They probably make five times as much money on Roblox cards as they do Steam cards, easy.

    Which is even easier when they have five times as many $25 Roblox cards as they do $100 Steam cards.

    My problem isn't Roblox si much as a slot for $20 Steam cards exists and hasn't had any for sale since at least September and instead, cards that don't even match the slot are all over the place. This time happens to be Roblox.A month ago it was probably iTunes or some other online storefront.

    MS, SONY, and Nintendo cards (if they have them, I don't look) have their own sections in their own aisles. All PC is dumped together like it was a pick'em display for $5 DVDs. I would just like them at least to try to stock the shelves with what they claim should go there.

    But again, they don't stock the shelves with gift cards. They're stocked by a third party company. You're directing your anger at the wrong people.

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    Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    Also, Roblox is fucking enormous now. Think Minecraft-level huge. They probably make five times as much money on Roblox cards as they do Steam cards, easy.

    Which is even easier when they have five times as many $25 Roblox cards as they do $100 Steam cards.

    My problem isn't Roblox si much as a slot for $20 Steam cards exists and hasn't had any for sale since at least September and instead, cards that don't even match the slot are all over the place. This time happens to be Roblox.A month ago it was probably iTunes or some other online storefront.

    MS, SONY, and Nintendo cards (if they have them, I don't look) have their own sections in their own aisles. All PC is dumped together like it was a pick'em display for $5 DVDs. I would just like them at least to try to stock the shelves with what they claim should go there.

    But again, they don't stock the shelves with gift cards. They're stocked by a third party company. You're directing your anger at the wrong people.

    Target allows it. And I'd previously said that at least a short while back they had over a hundred $20 cards in inventory but zero of them on any shelf or display in the store. Knowing how retail works, there is no magical stockpile of some items if the shelves are empty. The store only ordered so many and for vague commerce reasons sold out. In this case, there is no need to stockpile more cards because the vendor will be along in a couple of days to add more. And that's fine.

    For the two months leading up to Christmas, this target had zero $20 Steam cards, at least 20-30 $100 Steam cards (and still does), and in this location in the store, half of the rack barren of any labeled gift cards. The only time I saw them running out of stocked cards (for XBL) was immediately prior to Christmas. And there were still some choices remaining.

    Target may not be responsible for stocking them, but they are responsible for providing shelf space. And allowing three and xounting months of blank shelf space is an absolutely poor decision.

    I like the Marie Calander's Creamy Parmesian Chicken pot pie. And every time I go to buy them, the slot is either empty or filled with a different pot pie I don't want. We have all gone to a store and seen an item we wanted missing and replaced with a similar, but not same, product even with the correct tag still up. And when this happens, there is a high chance that the item you want will not reappear for a while.

    The reason is that whoever is responsible for ordering new product, vendor or employee, simply sees the shelf space as full and moves on. Stores face up their shelves to look full of product and hopefully you'll buy what that have instead of skipping for the next (or next or next or next) time. In this case, Target themselves is allowing a half-empty shelf area exist for 1/3 of a 12 month period.

    This wouldn't even be an issue if Steam cards were stocked elsewhere (they are not, in spite of the large wall space available for every other kind of gift card [that Cracker Barrel or AMC theatre gift card feels like an excellent purchase during an pandemic and thank god I have so many opportunities]) or even if they were simply terminated from the inventory all together. I can still get them from the less convenient Best Buy when it comes to it. But here is four months of a missing or improperly located item I would very much like to purchase with no seemingly reasonable explanation and zero effort to address.

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    SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    I mean, theoretically, gamestop carries them too. But who knows how long they'll continue to exist

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    cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    Yeah, my guess is that Steam cards aren't nearly as popular as other cards, since the semi-enthusiast nature of the platform likely means there's a higher percentage of people just paying online. This is probably just market forces at work, and I'm sorry you have to resort to cards for whatever reason.

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    RandomHajileRandomHajile Not actually a Snatcher The New KremlinRegistered User regular
    My local gas station sells Steam/PSN/Xbox cards and I get bonus points with their loyalty program, albeit a small amount (but I get nothing from stores like Walmart, so it’s better than nothing).

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    Zoku GojiraZoku Gojira Monster IslandRegistered User regular
    Loaded up on Humble during the Winter Sale. Nice mix of PC classics, PC versions of games otherwise stuck on old consoles, and some newer stuff. Thank you to everyone who posted about it.

    I'm particularly looking forward to loading up Far Cry 2 with the overhauls and realism mods the community has devised.

    "Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are." - Bertolt Brecht
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    nusunusu Registered User regular
    edited February 2021
    Weekly ads time.... the lull edition

    Target Circle
    Nothing

    Target
    Save $20 on Turtle Beach Stealth 300 or Razer Kraken headsets

    Best Buy
    Save up to $100 on Sandisk Switch sd cards

    Save $6 on Astro Gaming A10 headset for ps4/ps5

    $39.99
    PGA 2k21
    NHL 21

    $29.99
    Trials of Mana ps4
    Ys Memories of Celceta
    WWE Battlegrounds
    Dying Light anniversary edition

    $27.99
    Bass Pro Shops the Strike championship edition switch

    $24.99
    Sniper Ghost Warrior Unlimited edition
    Need for Speed Hot Pursuit remastered

    $19.99
    Madden 21
    Fifa 21
    NFS Heat
    Borderlands 3
    Civ 6 switch
    Collection of Mana switch

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    nusunusu Registered User regular
    edited February 2021
    Weekly ads time, starting a bit early as Target previews their ad (check back Sunday/Monday for additional deal info)

    Target Circle
    Nothing this week

    Target
    Buy 1 get 1 25% off select video game accessories

    Free Mario 3d World water bottle with purchase of Super Mario 3d World + Bowser's Fury

    Buy 2 get 1 free Video games (also movies, music, board games), excludes some games

    Best Buy

    $39.99
    AC Valhalla
    Yakuza Like a Dragon
    Persona 5 Royal
    Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo Olympics

    $29.99
    Watchdogs Legion
    Madden 21
    Nba 2k21 (ps4/xbo gen)
    RDR 2
    Mafia Definitive Edition
    Story of Seasons Friends of Mineral Town

    $27.99
    Fifa 21

    $19.99
    Star Wars Squadrons
    GTAV
    Civ 6

    $9.99
    Borderlands 3

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    Doctor DetroitDoctor Detroit Not a doctor Tree townRegistered User regular
    “Excludes some games” = like all Nintendo first party titles.

    I mean, not too surprising, but a little disappointing.

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    nusunusu Registered User regular
    edited February 2021
    The Epic Game store will be starting a mini sale on Thursday on some of their bigger name games. Also, if you grabbed Battlefront 2 free from there a few weeks ago, you get a larger discount on Star Wars Squadrons and Jedi Fallen Order:
    https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/news/introducing-the-epic-games-store-spring-showcase-and-sale-coming-february-11

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    nusunusu Registered User regular
    There are now active Steam, EA Origin, Ubi Connect, Amazon sales on for Lunar New Year, get your digital game on!

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    nusunusu Registered User regular
    edited February 2021
    Weekly ads time... lol edition

    Target
    Free Mario 3d World water bottle with purchase of Super Mario 3d World + Bowser's Fury

    Best Buy
    Not sure how long these game deals are on, since it's still President's day:

    $39.99
    AC Valhalla
    Yakuza Like a Dragon
    Mario + Sonic 2020 Olympics
    Mafia Definitive

    $29.99
    Watchdogs Legion
    Immortals Fenyx Rising
    Just Dance 2021
    RDR 2
    Story of Seasons Friends of Mineral Town

    $27.99
    Fifa 21

    $19.99
    GTAV
    Mario + Rabids Kingdom Battle
    Civ 6
    Team Sonic Racing

    $9.99
    Borderlands 3

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    KarozKaroz Registered User regular
    Fanatical launching another Bundlefest and has Civ 6 Platinum Edition for $30

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