Hardcore Gaming on a Budget

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Originally published January 15th, 2013.  There have been updates to the way gamers can save money as well as what systems are available.

As far as hobbies go, you can get more expensive than gaming.  That is not to say that gaming is an inexpensive hobby, but if you are playing more than just Angry Birds on your phone, you are going to start clocking up dollars pretty quick.  And if you consider yourself among the “hardcore” gaming crowd, you might be paying 500 dollars or more every year if you want to play the latest Halo, Battlefield, Call of Duty, Madden, FIFA, or other annual releases.

But if you are on a tight budget, or just looking to save a few bucks here and there, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the best that gaming as to offer.  Here are some money saving cheat codes to power up your game collection and your wallet.

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Green Man Gaming Offering 35% Off Borderlands 2

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Games retailer offers unbeatable real cash savings on some of the hottest games of this year, and next.

While other stores are content with offering free hats or a different coloured shirt as a reward for buying a new title, Green Man Gaming (GMG) is continuing to offer real savings on high quality games.

Starting this weekend and running for one week, we’re offering a 35% discount on some of the biggest hits of the last two months: The amazing turn-based strategy game XCOM: Enemy Unknown, everyone’s favorite Loot-Em-Up, Borderlands 2, and medieval decapitation simulator, Chivalry.

The voucher will be live from 1 PM UTC Saturday using this code at checkout:

At the same time we’re also offering 25% off nearly all digital games including not only the biggest games of this year such as Dishonored and Need for Speed: Most Wanted, but the potential blockbusters of next year too, like SimCity and South Park – The Stick of Truth. That’s better than a free hat.

Halloween Themed Amazon Game Deals

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Amazon.com is offering up some deals on games that have a bit of an association with Halloween. Check out what we have listed and take advantage of the deals then go hit up the link at the bottom of the page for even more.

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Darksiders 2 – $39.99 (Xbox 360 & PS3)

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The Darkness 2 – $19.99 (Xbox 360 & PS3)

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Dead Rising 2 – $16.99 (Xbox 360 & PS3)

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Dead Rising 2:Off the Record – $15.99 (Xbox 360 & PS3)

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Amazon Holloween Game Deals


Xbox Deals and upcoming releases for September

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Everybody was Kung Fu fighting, or Dogfighting, or…well everybody was fighting at least and that should be enough for you.  September 5th sees two action games, followed by some sweet ninja action on the 7th.  Ohhh, speaking of ninjas.


Xbox LIVE Arcade  Release Date MS Points
Kung Fu Strike: The Warrior’s Rise 5-Sep 800
Dogfight 1942 5-Sep 1200
Mark of the Ninja 7-Sep 1200
Red Johnson’s Chronicles – One Against All 12-Sep 800
Double Dragon NEON 12-Sep 800
Add-ons Release Date MS Points
Skyrim: Hearthfire 4-Sep 400
Pinball FX2: Plants vs. Zombies Table  5-Sep 240
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3: Collection 4 – Final Assault 6-Sep 1200
Battlefield 3: Amored Kill Premium Members 11-Sep 1200
Quantum Conundrum: IKE-aramba! 12-Sep 240
Gold Exclusive Deal of the Week Discount Dates Price
4-Sep to 10-Sep
Babel Rising 400
Rayman 3D HD 400
Mad Riders 400
Alan Wake’s American Nightmare 600
Limbo 600
Sine Mora 800
PopCap 11-Sep to 17-Sep
Plants vs. Zombies 600
Peggle 400
Peggle Nights 200
Zuma 200
Bejeweled 3 400
Heavy Weapon 400
Astropop 400
Feeding Frenzy 2 400
Bejeweled Blitz Live 200
Feeding Frenzy 200
Special Sales Discount Dates Price
Back to School Sale  4-Sep to 10-Sep varies
Kinect Central – Just Dance 3 Spring Break Pack  4-Sep to 10-Sep 320
Kinect Central – Rhythm Party 11-Sep to 17-Sep 400
Games on Demand Release Date
Street Fighter x Tekken 4-Sep
Sniper Elite V2 4-Sep
Cabela’s Adventure Camp 4-Sep
Karaoke Revolution Glee: Volume 3 4-Sep
Birds of Steel  4-Sep
Max Payne 3  11-Sep
Kinect Sports: Season 2  11-Sep
FIFA Street  11-Sep
PowerUp Heroes  11-Sep
Avatar Release Date
College Game Day Update  4-Sep
Rockband Blitz Update  11-Sep

Thanks Major Nelson!

Xbox Live – upcoming content and deals

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Hybrid this week, Dust: An Elysian Tail next week.  Online Multiplayer for Scott Pilgrim and some Quantum Condundrum DLC.  With all of this good gaming going on, don’t forget to step outside every once in a while to catch the sun before summer’s over. 


Xbox LIVE Arcade  Release Date MS Points
Hybrid (Microsoft Studios) 8-Aug 1200
Dust: An Elysian Tail (Microsoft Studios) 15-Aug 1200
Add-ons Release Date MS Points
Left 4 Dead 2: Cold Stream (Valve) 3-Aug 560
Mass Effect 3: Firefight Pack (Electronic Arts) 7-Aug 160
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3: Collection 3 (Activision) 9-Aug 1200
Rocksmith: Bass Expansion (Ubisoft) 14-Aug 2400
Quantum Conundrum: The Desmond Debacle (Square Enix) 15-Aug 240
Scott Pilgrim: Online Multiplayer+Wallace Pack (Ubisoft) 19-Aug 400
Gold Exclusive Deal of the Week Discount Dates Price
Electronic Arts 7-Aug to 13-Aug  
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – Teeth of Naros   400 (50% off)
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – Legend of Dead Kel   400 (50% off)
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – Weapons & Armor Bundle   200 (50% off)
Family DOTW: Bejeweled 3 (PopCap) 7-Aug to 13-Aug 600 (50% off)
THQ 14-Aug to 20-Aug  
Saints Row: The Third – Genkibowl VII   280 (50% off)
Saints Row: The Third – Gangstas in Space   280 (50% off)
Saints Row: The Third – The Trouble with Clones   280 (50% off)
Special Sales Discount Dates Price
Kinect Central: Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 13   11 Course Pack (Electronic Arts) 7-Aug to 13-Aug 1920 (40% off)
Kinec Central: Carnival Games: MSMD – Coasterama Pack (2K Play) 14-Aug to 20-Aug 160 (50% off)
Square Enix 14-Aug to 20-Aug  
Just Cause 2: Black Market Aerial Pack   80 (50% off)
Just Cause 2: Black Market ‘Boom’ Pack   80 (50% off)
Just Cause 2: Scorpion Animated Pet   80 (50% off)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution Missing Link   600 (50% off)
Games on Demand Release Date  
The Orange Box: Half Life 2 (Valve) 7-Aug  
NASCAR® Unleashed (Activision) 7-Aug  
King of Fighters XIII 7-Aug  

Source: Major Nelson

(New Media Day) Releases For July 24th

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Blu Ray/DVD

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Game of Thrones – Season 1 (Blu Ray/DVD)

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