Xbox One Discounted Further in the UK by GameStop

February 25, 2014 by Staff - Leave a comment


Yesterday, we told you about the Xbox One’s price cut in the UK, as well as the new Titanfall bundle, which includes the digital download of the game at no additional cost. Well, now the deal is even sweeter.

At GameStop, the Xbox One Titanfall bundle will only cost £369.97, another significant drop. This puts it much closer to the price of the PS4, and the inclusion of Titanfall and a 1-month Xbox Live Gold membership makes it seem like a very appealing offer.

What do you think—is this the move that will turn the tables on Sony and put Microsoft in the lead? It certainly makes things look better for the Xbox One, which has not sold nearly as well as the PS4 in the UK. Then again, at this point, we wouldn’t be surprised if Sony countered with a new PS4 bundle to even the odds again. Don’t worry, we’ll let you know immediately if anything like that happens. For now, give us your predictions on how this will effect the sales gap.

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Xbox Live 12-Month Gold Cards: $20 Off

February 21, 2014 by Staff - Leave a comment


If you’re interested in Xbox Live Gold, you’re in luck. Amazon and Best Buy both currently have 12-month subscription cards on sale for only $40, which is $20 off the usual price.

This is great for both players who don’t have an Xbox Live Gold subscription and those who do, as you can stack subscriptions on top of one another. Xbox Live Gold gives you access to online features, online multiplayer, and two free games each month, among other benefits.

Deals like this are always nice, especially if you plan to purchase or renew a subscription anyway—why wait, when you can get it at a reduced price? Check it out at either one of the retailers to take advantage of the sale.

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Xbox One Digital Discounts Starting with Ryse?

February 17, 2014 by Staff - Leave a comment


Today, the Xbox Twitter account, as well as Studio Manager Mike Ybarra, announced that digital downloads of Ryse: Son of Rome will be on sale for $39.99 (£34.99 in the UK) between February 18 and February 24. Its normal price is $59.99, the same as a physical copy. Once that deal is over, there will be deals on add-ons daily for an unspecified period of time.

According to Ybarra, this deal is because fans have been asking for discounts on digital games, and Ryse will be the first experiment. We wouldn’t be surprised if Ryse was chosen because of its new DLC being released on February 28. The sale period gives players the perfect opportunity to buy the game in time for the DLC.

He also said Microsoft is thinking of implementing a digital preorder system, so that players could preorder games from the Xbox Live Marketplace and download them at midnight on their release dates.

There is usually a significant difference in the prices of retail games and digital games, so their experiment with Ryse should be a successful one. If so, we can only hope they’ll make a more permanent adjustment to their prices. On the other hand, Amazon prices for new, physical copies of Ryse range from approximately $41-$50, so the price drop might not have as dramatic an effect as it otherwise would. A lot of fans think even the sale price is too high, while others think it’s an excellent bargain.

What do you think? Will you be picking up Ryse: Son of Rome when the deal begins tomorrow, or will you pass and wait for another deal?

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Free 3 month PS+ subscription with DriveClub

October 16, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment


Purchase DriveClub for the Playstation 4 and you’ll also receive three months of Playstation Plus membership, absolutely free.

News of the offering comes via this listing for the game at Target and given that three months of PS+ would usually cost you $17.99 it’s a nice bonus, particularly for a console launch title.

Note however that you will get a free version of DriveClub included with your new PS4 console. DriveClub (PS Plus Edition) will not feature the full array of cars and tracks however.

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