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Gaming on a Budget 3-20-13

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Posted March 20, 2013 by Esteban Cuevas in Features
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Is going out to eat for you a luxury? Do you live paycheck to paycheck? Does spending $60 on a game seem silly when you can get two or three games for that amount? Then you’ve come to the right place! Gaming on a Budget highlights various deals around the web where you can go buy or download awesome games for less than the expected price. If your money is in short supply, look no further!

Steam always has great deals and we’re going to highlight some of them here. Right now, Aliens: Colonial Marines is only $33.49 from its normal $49.99 price tag. If you’re curious about that controversial game, a 33% discount isn’t bad for a game barely a month old. Binary Domain is also on sale, cut down a massive 75% from $24.99 to $6.24. Cashing in on the SimCity debacle is Cities in Motion, which is $9.99 instead of $19.99, a 50% discount, and its extra content is on sale as well. Worms Reloaded is half off from $19.99 to $9.99, as well as its DLC, in order to celebrate the Steam release of Worms Armageddon. Finally, Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package is this week’s Midweek Madness deal, is 66% off, cut down from $49.99 to $16.99 and includes all of the various DLC packs and content.

Over on the Xbox Live Marketplace, there’s a sale on various DLC packs for Ubisoft games. However, the stand out is Beyond Good and Evil HD, which is only 400 MSP instead of 800. Over on the PlayStation Network, various Capcom PSP games are only $4.99 including Darkstalkers: Chaos Towers, Power Stone Collection, Ultimate Ghosts and Goblins, Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max and both Capcom Classics Collection compilations.

Over at Target and Best Buy, SimCity, despite being out for only two weeks, is being sold at 33% off for $39.99 from March 24 to March 30. If you do decide to risk the always online DRM potentially hampering your playing experience, get it there for the discounted price. Amazon has Diablo III 33% off at $39.99, Dishonored for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 33% off at $39.99, and Assassin’s Creed III for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 50% off at $29.99. Finally, Gamefly is having a daily sale on PC games so be sure to check out the deals each day. Today’s deals are Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning for only $7.49, XCOM: Enemy Unknown for $15.99, Torchlight II for $6.79, The Cave for $7.49, Sleeping Dogs for $9.99 and Far Cry 3 for $34.99.

Another week down the drain and while you may be a little more poor than you used to be, you’re not as poor as you could’ve been. Just your pal Colorwind doing his job, saving you money and getting you great games. Until next time, there’s nothing wrong with being thrifty with your money until the right deal comes around.




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