Almost didn't post about this one: Origin is celebrating the one-year anniversary of Mass Effect 3 with a lukewarm sale all three games in the Mass Effect franchise (except DLCs) as pc digital downloads. Sale ends today at 10am. Read More
Starting tomorrow, Gamestop will be offering a 75% discount ($11.24) on the pc digital download of its Dungeons & Dragons Ultimate Collection, which includes the classic, complete versions of both Baldur's Gate games as well as both complete Neverwinter Nights collections, among other acclaimed Dungeons and Dragons titles (Icewind Dale 1+2 complete, Planescape: Torment, Temple of Elemental Evil). There is no indication about which DRM schemes, if any, are present for these downloads.
Alienware Arena is giving away a limited number of keys for a Mass Effect 3 in-game item, the M-90 Indra Sniper Rifle. You just have to have or sign up for a free Alienware Arena account on their website to obtain a key, while supplies last. At the time of this post, there are a little under 3,000 keys still available but the number is dwindling quickly. The fine print on the giveaway page seems to suggest that another batch of keys will be made available for the EU launch date of March 9th, the current batch is for the US/Canada release owners.
Newegg (U.S. only) is running a new 50% off sale on a bunch of PC games, including Dragon Age 2, but to sweeten the pot, they're also running a $10 mail-in rebate promotion that qualifies on these sale items, making them free after rebate. This is the physical boxed version of Dragon Age 2 (with free shipping), and the rebate will come in the form of a $10 prepaid Visa credit card after 8-10 weeks. Read More
GamersGate is offering an "up to 75%" off sale (newer titles still 50% off) on digital downloads of Mass Effect games. Origin similarly has the Mass Effect Trilogy discounted (50% off). As well, EA Mobile has dropped Mass Effect: Infiltrator pricing for the iOS by 80% (again) for Valentine's Day, but as usual, there's no love for Android owners. Discount deets after the break. Read More
Previously a Beamdog exclusive release, Overhaul Games' Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition has finally made its way to the notoriously popular digital distribution service Steam. With the introduction of this Steamworks-DRMed version of the game, we're starting to see other digital distributors such as GamersGate add it to their catalog.
Compared to the classic Baldur's Gate (DRM-free, which can be purchased at Good Old Games), Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition adds a new adventure, three new companions, additional player character voice sets, and an improved widescreen UI, among many other tweaks. BG:EE is currently available for PC and iPad, with Mac OSX and Android tablet versions still in the works.
For those of you in the U.S., you may be interested in Newegg's weekend promotion on physical copies of Mass Effect 3 (Standard Edition) PC/XBox/PS3 preorders. Promo code EMCYTZT1034 drops the asking price from $60 to $48 (20% discount). Your email address must be subscribed to their newsletter to use the code. Personally, as a fan, I would go for a physical collector's edition, but unfortunately that is not the deal being featured here. Still, you can save a few bucks, and use that to cover most of a month of SWTOR, perhaps.
Dragon Age 2 and Mass Effect 2 are a part of Newegg's current 50% off sale on select pc games - physical copy with free shipping. An additional $5 discount is available for both games when you use promo code BTEXVWM29, dropping the total price of each game to $5. (U.S. only) Thanks to seamoss@CAG for the deal info.
This weekend GameStop is running their Monsters & Mazes promotion, which is a 75% off sale on various dungeon-themed titles, which include the following BioWare titles and collections containing BioWare classics:
Today BioWare released a new patch for Mass Effect 3, which should update your game version to 1.02. This patch most notably fixes importing the appearance of custom Shepards and eliminates more potential crashes. The PC version of this patch is out today, April 9, just launch Origin and the game will automatically begin patching. The console versions will be rolled out tomorrow, April 10.
The pc digital download version of Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition is currently listed in the offers section of Origin for $10 (60% off). Origin also lists Mass Effect 1 for $6.99 (53% off). Gamefly is offering the pc digital download keys of Mass Effect 3 (for Origin) for $14.99 (50% off). Frankly, these offers are a step down from the discounts we saw just earlier this month, but if you want it NOW!, here are your money-saving options.
Green Man Gaming is currently offering a 20% off coupon code for US/Canada-only pc digital download purchases of Mass Effect 3 ($48) and Mass Effect 3 Digital Deluxe ($64) editions. This is the largest discount we've seen since the game's launch on Tuesday. Use TAKEE-ARTHB-ACK20 on the checkout page to receive this discount. The code expires on Sunday, March 11. Read More