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Remember, remember the 5th of November, the time when the UK gets together to set off explosives in the night and burn an effigy. When you put it like that, it all starts to sound a little like an episode of Black Mirror, doesn’t it? Either way, space-shooter Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is out with the lovable Kit Harrington taking the role of the moustache-twirling British villain, Football Manager 2017 is out so the streets will be emptier for a while, and coincidentally, there’s a new batch of deals to peruse.
We’ve got deals that’ll work in the UK, deals that’ll work in the US and some deals that will work in both the UK and US, as well as presumably many other places.
UK & US Deals
Day of the Devs is a joint effort between Double Fine and iam8bit, celebrating a bunch of indie games in ways that only Tim Schafer could have planned. There will be games, there will be fun, there will be music. If, however, you’re not in San Francisco and unable to actually attend, you can still head over to Humble Bundle this weekend and pick up the Day of the Devs 2016 bundle for whatever price you like. With it, you’ll get seven fairly fantastic games including some Double Fine classics such as Grim Fandango Remastered and Broken Age.
Humble Day of the Devs Bundle from Humble Bundle
If you already have some of these titles, Double Fine’s letting you “complete your bundle” through Steam, with a big ol’ discount of 93 per cent off the total.
Day of the Devs 2016 Complete your Bundle from Steam
Bundle Stars has put together a pack of eight indie games they’re particularly fond of and they’d like to sell them to you for less than the price of lunch. Their Indie Legends 5 bundle includes the excellent Papo & Yo, the fantastically named Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball and a 10 per cent voucher off your next Bundle Stars purchase, among others. All eight games cost you £3.39 / $3.49 at the moment.
Indie Legends 5 Bundle for £3.39 / $3.49 from Bundle Stars
Football! The beautiful game and all that. Honestly, you’ll probably already know whether you’re the type of person who wants a copy of FIFA 17 and odds are good that, by now, you’ll already own it if you are. If however, you’d like a copy of the game on Xbox One and don’t already own it, it’s currently discounted over on Xbox Live to £38.49 / $38.99. So that’s a thing.
FIFA 17 on Xbox One for £38.49 / $38.99 from Xbox Live
For all of you who long for the golden age of video games, you should know that Atari Vault on PC is reduced by about half price, down to £7.49 / $9.99 over at Bundle Stars currently. What that means, is 100 Atari 2600 games available through Steam for under £10 / $10. We’re talking Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command, Warlords and more. You don’t have to be old enough to have played them in the arcade to remember these games, but this is definitely one of the cheapest ways to get your hands on them now.
Atari Vault on PC (Steam) for £7.49 / $9.99 from Bundle Stars
What is Firewatch? Well, for starters, Firewatch is a game in which you can steal a boombox from skinny-dipping teenagers and throw it into a lake. Firewatch is a game in which you can adopt a pet turtle and name it Turt Reynolds. Firewatch is a game featuring the artwork of Olly Moss. But most of all, Firewatch is a narrative-driven adventure about human beings, loss, and relationships. And turtles. It’s 40 per cent off this weekend on Steam, making it £8.99 / $11.99.
Firewatch on PC for £8.99 / $11.99 from Steam
If you’re after a PS4, there has apparently never been a better time to be. That is if you’re not concerned about picking up a PS4 Pro. At ShopTo currently, you can grab yourself a 500GB PS4 Slim console along with a selected new release game for £229.85. The games you could have in that bundle include Dishonored 2, Titanfall 2, Call of Duty Infinite Warfare, Mafia 3 or WWE 2K17 and the bundle essentially makes the game free. Add another £10 and you can get Battlefield 1 with that bundle, too. Just head over to the link below and click ‘Create your Bundle’.
PlayStation 4 500GB Slim with selected new release game for £229.85 from eBay
Super Star Wars was an old SNES game that made the world aware that it was possible to make high-quality, very playable Star Wars games on home consoles. It featured the original Star Wars music and created a hyperactive platforming shooter, the first of a trilogy. It was also tough-as-nails, too. Anyway, Super Star Wars is available on PS4 to download for £7.99. However, this deal will get you that game along with three other Star Wars PS2 classics for £6 while stocks last.
Four classic Star Wars games on PS4 for £6 from eBay
If you’re after a PS4 Pro console rather than a mere Slim model, you can pick up a fairly nice deal over at Amazon at the moment. At the time of writing, Amazon is offering a PS4 Pro 1TB console along with a copy of Dishonored 2, delivered in time for launch, for £354.49. Considering the PS4 Pro alone is being sold for £349.99, it seems fairly evident that however Dishonored 2 turns out, it might just be worth a shot for whopping £2.50.
PlayStation 4 1TB Pro Console with Dishonored 2 for £352.49 from Amazon UK
Nathan Drake, being the plucky, resourceful type that he is, seemingly won’t disappear without a fight. In fact, you can head over to the PlayStation Network right now and pick up his first three adventures in their remastered forms at an extra discount currently. If you’re a PS Plus member, the trilogy will cost you £17.99 and if you’re lacking PS Plus currently, you’ll be paying £23.99.
Uncharted The Nathan Drake Collection for £17.99 (£23.99 without PS Plus) from PlayStation Store
Over at Tesco Direct right now, Guitar Hero Live is being sold off on PS4 and Xbox One for only £20. That’s the pack with the guitar, of course, so it’s a nice, cheap way of giving the game a go if you’ve been curious for a while. At that price, though, I’d wager that odds are good this is purely to sell off remaining stock and, as such, this deal won’t last very long. Get it while you can.
Target has apparently decided that the beginning of November is a great time to have a sale on video games and board games. Quite a significant sale, actually, since it covers every game that’s currently in stock. If you pick up two video games or two board games, you’ll be able to get a third of each kind, absolutely free. Since this offer covers the entire inventory of the company, it’s definitely worth a look.
Buy two get one free sale on video games and board games from Target
This one takes a little planning, but it’ll net you a $60 discount on an NVIDIA Shield 500GB device. First, head over to the link below and add the NVIDIA Shield to your basket. Then, head back to the page and follow the link to the “25 per cent off with accessories” offer, which will show you a range of accessories priced at a minimum of $9.99 each. Add two of these to your basket and your Shield will be discounted down to $239.98, the cheapest it’s been around lately.
NVIDIA Shield 500GB for $239.98 with two accessories from NewEgg
Until Dawn is an ode to schlocky teen horror movies and a game that manages to pay homage to countless horror tropes and still manage to be a super enjoyable experience with enough plot twists to keep you coming back for more. It also stars Rami Malek, who’s since gone on to international acclaim as the monotoned voice protagonist of the show Mr. Robot. So that’s nice. Until Dawn is currently reduced to $9.99 for PS Plus members and $11.99 for non-Plus members.
Until Dawn on PS4 for $9.99 ($11.99 without PS Plus) from PlayStation Store
Mechanical keyboards tend to be known for two things. Firstly, they’re loud. So loud. So clicky. Secondly, they’re expensive. Quite why someone would fork out a hundred or so dollars for an extra loud and abrasive keyboard is something that you’ll probably only understand once you’ve spent time actually typing on one of these clicky keyboards. Fortunately, NewEgg’s current offer of a $40 rebate on this Rosewill keyboard with Cherry MX black switches brings the overall price down to $25, making it the cheapest way to try out a mechanical keyboard in a long time.
Rosewill mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX black switches for $64.99 with $40 rebate from NewEgg
Alright, we’re done for another week. Keep in mind that deals, prices, and availability can change at the drop of a hat, so apologies if you miss out on something you wanted. I’ll be over at Jelly Deals, scouring the world wide web for more deals. Feel free to visit, or follow us on Twitter and give us a like on Facebook.