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January 4

GamersGate: Dungeons & Dragons Anthology: The Master Collection Only $5 (Save $15)

Posted by on January 4, 2014 at 9:00 PM

GamersGate: Dungeons & Dragons Anthology: The Master Collection Only $5 (Save $15)

Polish off your digital D20 and grab a crisp, clean Char Sheet, it’s time to D&D for only $4.99 from Gamers Gate!

I understand wanting the newest and best. It’s the reason I own a PS4 right now. However, sometimes you need to bust out an old classic. Just tonight my brother-in-law was telling me about how he picked up FFIV for his tablet and wanted to pick up FFIII and FFV soon too. He has a PS3 just sitting there ready for new games. Why, oh why, would he pick up decades old games when he could pick up the latest and greatest for his PS3? Because the classics are awesome.

This package includes six games and their expansion packs. Instead of listing the games here like normal, I’m actually going to do a bit of copy & paste work. These are the games along with their Metacritic scores, and a few snippets of reviews of the games.

Baldur’s Gate 1 & 2 + Expansions [Average Metacritic: 91%] “…reigns supreme over every RPG currently available, and sets new standards for those to come“ – PC Gamer Developer: Bioware

Icewind Dale 1 & 2 + Expansions [Average Metacritic 85%] “Once in a while, a game comes along that completely takes over your life. “ – IGN

Planescape: Torment [Metacritic 91%] “Is it possible for a computer game to have the intellectual heft and emotional impact of a good book while remaining as captivating as a well-paced film? If so, the first candidate may well be Planescape: Torment. . “ – New York Times

The Temple of Elemental Evil [Metacritic 71%] “A rock-solid RPG that faithfully re-creates a classic adventure.“ – Gamespy

Speaking of classics being better, the newest game on that list is the lowest rated one. Go figure. These are all solid RPGs and if you really are a fan of the genre, the graphics shouldn’t matter that much. As long as the story and game play hold up, they are still great games. I haven’t played these games in a while but if I remember correctly, the story and game play are magnificent. They were all released between 1998 and 2003, and I think I only played from the Baldur’s Gate series and the Icewind Dale series, but I definitely remember them being awesome.

If you’re an old school RPGer or even young-blood looking for something different, you need to pick these games up, at $4.99 ($14.96 off the original $19.95).

This is, of course, a digital download so there is no shipping fee.

(Expires: 7th January 2014, 3:00AM ET)

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July 4

GamersGate: $35 Worth Of Indie Games For Only $7

Posted by on July 4, 2013 at 1:00 PM

GamersGate: $35 Worth Of Indie Games For Only $7

Get three great games from indie developers and possibly unlock more content for only $6.99!

The three games in the Indiefort Multiplayer Bundle are:

  • Sanctum
  • AirBuccaneers
  • Awesomenauts

You get those three for $6.99, which is a savings of $26.94 off of the $33.93 cumulative price for all three of these games. GamersGate does some cool stuff with their IndieFort bundles. First is that you can add some more money to the price to give to the game developers. I highly suggest doing this, because the more money the devs make, the more likely they are to keep on churning out awesome games. The other cool thing is that if they sell a certain amount of bundles you can unlock extra content. You can get:

  • Awesomenauts Original Soundtrack – Unlocks at 2000 bundles sold
  • Super Sanctum Tower Defense game – Unlocks at 4000 bundles sold
  • The Air Buccaneers Soundtrack – Unlocks at 6000 bundles sold

What’s your favorite indie game? Let me know in the comments below!

(Expires: 11th July 2013)

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October 6

GamersGate.com: The Elder Scrolls PC Games up to 75% off!

Posted by on October 6, 2012 at 4:00 PM


GamersGate.com: The Elder Scrolls PC Games up to 75% off!
The Elder Scrolls series is one of the most beloved out there and we want you to love it too! That’s why we’re bringing you this deal from GamersGate. So go, love, game.

There are five games/expansions/editions and an eGuide available for this sale. Here they are:

I’m not going to lie to you. Well, that’s not true. I’m sure at some point I’ll lie to you eventually. Trust me though, it’ll be better this way. What? Where am I?

Never mind. My first experience with The Elder Scrolls Series was a few weeks after Skyrim came out. I went out and bought Oblivion and started to play. I, as I’ve mentioned before, have very, very little time to game and I fell in to a period where I didn’t play at all. Since then, I picked up another game and have left Oblivion alone but it is on my list of stuff to pick up again. It’s a fantastic game and I really enjoy playing it. The graphics are a bit ganky because it’s an older game now but still very fun.

I started playing it because one of my colleagues was just going off on how awesome Skyrim is. I, being cheap, decided to get Oblivion then pick up Skyrim when the price has come down. I’m that cheap.

Morrowind includes expansions as does Oblivion and Oblivion Deluxe includes some more content that you can check out on the GamersGate website. Skyrim is standalone and Dawnguard is one of its expansions. The Skyrim eGuide is an online version of the guide for Skyrim. I recommend the guide. I have it for Oblivion and it is incredibly handy!

(Expires: Unknown, says it is “The Elder Scrolls Week” so maybe Sunday)

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September 22

GamersGate: Prince of Persia Weekend Sale (Up to 88% off)

Posted by on September 22, 2012 at 5:00 AM

GamersGate: Prince of Persia Weekend Sale (Up to 88% off)

GamersGate has a fan favorite series on sale this weekend and the discounts are deep. Make sure you check it out if you like fun and awesome. If you don’t like fun and awesome, you’re in the wrong place.

Each of the five games in the series is available for PC and two of them are available for Mac. You can also get all five games in a bundle for about the same price as buying them all individually. These are the games available:

In addition to these, you can get Prince of Prince The Forgotten Sands Digital Collectors Edition and the Prince of Persia Collection. It should also be noted that you need a free Ubisoft account and a persistent internet connection to play Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands.

A lot of people don’t know that these Prince of Persia games are actually not the originals. There was a previous trilogy that started as an Apple II game in 1989. Over the next few years it was adapted to a bunch of other platforms until the second game, Prince of Persia 2The Shadow and the Flame, was released for MS-DOS in 1993. That game was also ported to some other platforms. The final game of the first trilogy was Prince of Persia 3D which was released in 1999 for Windows then for Dreamcast the next year. This is where the new series comes into play with the five games I mentioned plus some other, non-PC games.

When The Sands of Time came out, it was quite unique. It relied mainly on cool moves like wall runs and wall jumps to get through the game. Another cool feature is the time manipulation which lets you slow down time, rewind up to 10 seconds or even freeze an enemy in time. I don’t know how much the time manipulation factors into the other four games but I know that it is present in at least one of the sequels, possibly all the games.

These games all got good reviews (some excellent, some just good) and I know there are a lot of people who really dig the series. For $2.50 each, there is almost no reason not to get them.

(Expires: Unsure but likely some time on 23 SEPT 2012)

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September 15

GamersGate: 2K Games on Sale for up to 67% off

Posted by on September 15, 2012 at 7:30 PM

GamersGate: 2K Games on Sale for up to 67% off
GamersGate is at it again with another video game sale featuring another developer. This time, they are discounting some stuff from 2K games.

There are 27 games on sale here including some great deals on DLC. Here are a few of the titles:

A lot of older and lower end games here but there are some popular games as well. A lot of them have some high ratings too. I’m not really into sports games so for me to go out and get the newest 2K sports game every year  would just be nuts. Something like this, if I was a PC gamer, would be great. I couild pick up MLB 2k11 or NBA 2K11 for only $10, a 50% discount.

A few of the Sid Meyer games are on here and those are always popular. The Civilization games have got to be the biggest series that Meyer has ever made. I’ve never gotten into it but I have friends who played it incessantly and it always looked like a great game.

(Expires: Unknown, the sale is called 2K Games week so possibly the end of the week)

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September 5

GamersGate.com: FarCry and FarCry 2 (PC) for 75% off

Posted by on September 5, 2012 at 9:00 AM

GamersGate.com: FarCry and FarCry 2 (PC) for 75% off

GamersGate is helping you get ready for the upcoming Far Cry3 by giving you some deep discounts on it’s predecessors.

You can buy each game individually or get them both in a pack.

  • Far Cry – Was $9.95 – Save $7.46 – Now $2.49
  • Far Cry 2: Fortune Edition- Was $9.95 – Save $6.57 – Now  $3.38
  • Far Cry Complete Pack- Was $19.95 – Save $13.96 – Now  $5.99

First thing I want to point out here is that it is actually cheaper to get the games individually. I can’t see any benefits to getting the complete pack other than maybe you get both games in one download instead of two. I don’t see that explicitly noted on the website so I don’t really know for sure. Of course this is over the sake of 12 cents but if you save 12 cents on video games every week for a year, you’ll have $6.24  and I’d rather have $6.24 than not have $6.24. Maybe that’s just me.

Ok! Onward! Again, I don’t know much about these games. I’m just not a huge FPS guy so I must defer to the professionals. Far Cry has an 89 on Metacritic and Far Cry 2 has an 85. I did notice that Far Cry 2 has quite a low user score of 56. It seems, from what I read, that this is more of a “not as good as the first” reaction as opposed to it being a legitimately bad game.

(Expires: Unknown)

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August 22

GamersGate: 4 Great Games from EA Under $10 (Save 50%)

Posted by on August 22, 2012 at 11:00 AM

GamersGate: 4 Great Games from EA Under $10 (Save 50%)

GamersGate is bringing you the latest from two of the greatest video game series in history, Sim City and Command & Conquer. To make it even better, all four games are under $10. That’s a 50% discount!

The four games available are:

These series were a huge part of my life growing up and I’m super excited to be able to bring you this deal! I can’t say enough about these series. For those who are not aware, I will fill you in on what you have been missing and the sheer joy you can get by picking up these games.

SimCity is beyond innovative. Basically you are the mayor of a city but you are also the accountant, planner, police chief, fire chief and every other role you need to run a city. You start with a blank terrain or a starter city and build it out from there. It sounds a little boring on the surface but it is beyond fun. You have to deal with all the issues that a city has. Natural disasters, crime, upset population, pollution and tons of other things. You need to figure out the right balance of growth vs. income. And, and, and… *sigh* I’m getting all hot and bothered here. Just go play it, trust me on this one.

Oh my, next is Command and Conquer. Command and Conquer is an RTS that sometimes has a bit of SciFi and sometimes has a lot of SciFi, depending on which installment of the series you are playing. The gameplay is exciting, innovative and horrendously addicting. I actually own the 10 year anniversary pack that has every game (except sole survivor) that was made in the 10 years since the first. Command and Conquer is another must-play game.

Another thing is that both of these series are getting new iterations in 2013 so getting these is a good way to prepare for the forthcoming installments.

(Expires: 26th August 2012)

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August 7

Gamers Gate: Great EA PC Games Specials (Save up to 37%)

Posted by on August 7, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Gamers Gate: Great EA PC Games Specials (Save up to 37%)

Gamers Gate is bringing you the deals because they are awesome. Bargainmoose is telling you about the deals because we love you. That’s awesome love and it’s all for you.

A lot of the deals on Gamers Gate are great but the games that you get the deal on aren’t what people are looking for. I’m not saying the PC games are bad by any means but they often aren’t games that flew off the shelves and got a lot of media headlines.

This deal is different. The games being offered here are both under a year old and were wildly popular when they came out. These are your options:

To be honest I don’t have much to say about these deals. They kind of speak for themselves. The games got great reception (89/100) from critics and are both from beloved series. If you haven’t gotten around to picking these up, this is a great time to nab them cheap!

(Expires: Unknown)

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July 11

GamersGate.com: Up to 80% off Rockstar Games

Posted by on July 11, 2012 at 2:00 PM

GamersGate.com: Up to 80% off Rockstar Games

Wanna be a Rockstar? Well, we can’t help you with that but we can help you get up to 80% off some games made by Rockstar games!

There are four deals available:

First off you should know that these games are all rated M and are very adult games so before you go tell your kid about the great deals for those “dang video games you kids are always playing” you’ll wanna check out their ratings.

That being said, these games are all very highly rated (On Metacritic – L.A. Noire is 83/100, GTA: San Andreas is 93/100 and GTA: IV is 95/100) and are loved by millions.

The GTA games are “sandbox” games, which means you can just run around like a maniac for hours blowing stuff up, crashing cars, whatever you want. Part of the fun of these games is doing just that. There are tons of side missions and places to explore.

L.A. Noire steps away from that model and is a very linear game. A lot of people complained about that, but it’s a detective game: it kind of has to be linear. There is a great article at Destructoid talking about this very issue.

Regardless, these are great deals so if you’re interested, check em out!

(Expires: Unknown, It may go to the end of the week)

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July 3

Nordic Games Week @ GamersGate.com

Posted by on July 3, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Nordic Games Week @ GamersGate.com

Do you like video games? Do you like Sweden? Do you like not paying a pant load of money for your Swedish made Video Games? Read on Keyboard Viking!

Normally I’d list some of the better deals here but they are all 50% off so there aren’t really some deals that are better than others. The prices range from $2.48 to $25 but 50 of the 91 titles available are under $2.50 or lower. There are also a lot in the $5, $7.50 and $10 range.

I didn’t know much about Nordic Games before I noticed this sale so I did some poking around the internet. They are a small gaming company that focuses on quality (they all say that though, don’t they?) and, perhaps just as important to the lovely people reading this article, good price.

I don’t know about the quality, I haven’t played any of their games although Spellforce 2: Faith in Destiny looks cool.

Waitaminute! Spellforce? Isn’t that made by JoWood? Well, yes, it was, but JoWood died a terrible, terrible death last year and since they, you know, ran out of money. Anywho, Nordic Games Holdings bought JoWood and is using the name as publishing company for its wholly owned Australian Subsidiary, Nordic Games GmbH (Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung, for our German friends). Huh? How did I get here?

In any event, some of these games, while obviously not made by a top-end company with millions of dollars to sink into development, look really cool and with prices as low as $2.48, you can’t really go wrong.

Note from Anna:

I’ve played Painkiller a few years ago, it was great fun – I’d recommend it!

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May 20

GamersGate.com: Saints Row Weekend – Up 70% off

Posted by on May 20, 2012 at 1:00 PM

GamersGate.com: Saints Row Weekend   Up 70% off

It’s hard out there for a pimp! Saint’s Row: The Third, along with a bunch of expansions packs are on major discount this weekend at GamersGate.com!

There are two full games, a guide and seven Saints Row: The Third DLCs available. Here are a few of them:

Saints Row: The Third is the focus of this sale and from everything I have read about it (and the series itself) it is a fantastic game. The ratings on MetaCritic are currently at 84/100. GamersGate is offering the downloadable PC version of the game. It should be noted that this game is rated M.

Saints Row is (and I know I’m going to get flamed for this comment so bring it on!) essentially a Grand Theft Auto clone. It’s a sandbox style game, which means you have full reign over a city. You can run or drive around aimlessly for hours if you really want to. Of course you have goals in the game but part of the fun is just running around messing around. The big difference between the Saints Row series and the GTA series is that GTA strived more to be a simulation than Saints Row does. Saints Row is way more over the top and it isn’t overly concerned with the natural laws of this world. There are also gameplay changes, which makes this a different experience than GTA.

I liked the way Brian Ferrell, THQ’s CEO, put it in an earnings call when asked about GTA V:

I went online like everyone to see the GTA trailer. As you point out, it’s a high quality trailer and I think it’s going to be another fantastic game in the GTA series. That said, it also shows the completely different positioning of the two games. GTA is still serious and character driven – a very different experience. Saints Row – if you saw our video today – it shows you all the crazy stuff in the game. It’s a totally different positioning, and if you read the forums it’s like ‘hey, I love GTA, and I love this game because it’s a very different game that knows what it is and is very entertaining.

To be honest I kind of hate describing a game by comparing it to another game but it seems that this phenomenon is kind of the norm for this game. If it’s good enough for THQ’s CEO, it’s good enough for Bargainmoose!

(Expires: Unknown but I am going to guess 20th or 21st MAY 2012)

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May 15

Medal of Honor Week at GamersGate.com: PC Games for Under $6

Posted by on May 15, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Medal of Honor Week at GamersGate.com: PC Games for Under $6

War is hell. Thank God you don’t have to go to war. You can just kick it in your computer chair and play Medal of Honor on your PC for under $6.

They have two games on sale:

Sometimes when I put up deals that are THIS good I just want to go all “Insane Sammy Nutball’s Used Car Emporium” on you. Prices so low they’re INSANE! BLLLAAAAHHH!!!

I need a straitjacket.

Anywho; onwards and upwards. I haven’t played either of these games so I can’t vouch for their quality (MetaCritic rates them both around 75/100) but I have played games in this series. More specifically I played a TON of Medal of Honor: Allied Assault: Spearhead. So I can vouch that the series has had some gems.

Regardless of quality or age (The games are from 2010 and 2007) for $6 and $2.50 you really can’t go wrong picking these up. There are a few things about this Medal of Honor week deal that makes me think they are planning another Medal of Honor week soon or that they will be adding games later on in the week. Make sure you keep on checking back here for more deals!

(Expires: Not sure but I believe it ends on 20th May 2012)

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