I don’t know about any of you guys but after what has felt like the longest week of the decade, I’m planning to spend essentially my entire weekend playing Dishonored 2. Of course, what that means is the usual stealth game tactic of being the ultimate shadow person until being discovered and then promptly murdering everyone in sight. It’s a living.
Something else is coming out of the shadows this week. We’re about halfway through November and that means Black Friday deals are creeping out of their year-long hibernation and making themselves known. There’s a few of the ‘pre-Black Friday’ type deals go check out this week.
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. But first, we need to talk about free stuff.
The good folks at Bundle Stars have kindly given us ten Steam codes for Football Manager 2017 to give away to a few of you folks. Entries are open now and close at 23:59 on Sunday 13th November. If you want to be in with a chance to win a copy, head over to the link below and you’ll find all the details there.
UK & US Deals
That’s right, it’s another Humble Bundle. This time, celebrating a range of games all made with the Unreal Engine in what is titled – wait for it – the Humble Unreal Engine Bundle. In the typical Humble Bundle style, you can pay what you want and unlock more games with more money, choosing how much you want to go to charity, the developers or Humble itself. This lot is comprised of Shadow Complex Remastered, Dangerous Golf, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, ADR1FT, The Mean Greens and Killing Floor. Pay more than $10 (£8.08) and you’ll get a copy of near-future survival simulator The Culling.
Want a way to potentially destroy your closest friendships? Then get a copy of Ultimate Chicken Horse while it’s 40% off today, down to £6.59 / $8.99. If you don’t know what this game actually is – fair enough, by the way – it’s a colourful puzzle platform type thing that pits you against up to three friends in an attempt to get from point A to point B. Problem there is that at the start of each round, you’re all given traps as well as helpful platforms. After that, you’ll go through several rounds of screwing each other over until the most irritable member of your group snaps and the night descends into arguments. Ah, good times.
Remember F.E.A.R.? It was back when horror games didn’t typically show up as first-person shooters and bullet time was novel and not yet done to death. Well, it’s been about a decade since the first game came out, so if you feel like reliving the series again, you can head over to Bundle Stars and pick up the whole trilogy (plus the Project Origin DLC) for £3.26 / $5.56.
Rainbow Six Siege is free to play this weekend. If you have yet to try your hand at squad-based tactical shenanigans, now you can. If you feel like buying a copy of the game for keepsies after you give it a shot, it’s half price at the same time. How convenient. The standard edition of the game will be £14.99 / $24.99 until November 14th.
Mass Effect may currently be on its orbit back into our hearts but the franchise’s weird fantasy RPG cousin still has some life in it. Right now, you can pick up an Origin copy of Dragon Age Inquisition for £7.99 / $9.91 and get to murdering some dragons while flirting with every romanceable character there is. Go get ‘em, tiger.
4K is a thing now, I guess. While monitors offer a whole lot in terms of response times, incredibly specific resolutions and those fancy 21:9 Ultrawide screens are just beautiful. That being said, 4K isn’t necessarily a thing with monitors quite yet. If you’re a big-screen gamer or you just like watching a lot of insanely high definition movies, Currys is selling a 43-inch LG 4K television with all that HDR stuff enabled for £399.99, which is a bit cheap, isn’t it?
If you’re the type of PC gamer that uses a controller, you may as well go for an industry standard, I suppose. Over at Rakuten, you can pick up one of the new style Xbox One S controllers, with the Bluetooth and all, for $42.99 right now. That’ll work on your PC and most Steam games will adapt to show Xbox button prompts. Neat.
Sure, you already have a mouse, but do you have a mouse that has a weird hive of programmable buttons on the side? This Razer Naga MMO mouse can supposedly be pretty nifty when it comes to playing games with a ton of hot keys. Well, nine hot keys. Either way, Best Buy has this one on offer for $39.99 for a limited time, so it’s there if you want it.
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.