Best PC Gaming Deals Of The Week

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.

Giveaway time!

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.

Win a copy of Football Manager 2017 with Jelly Deals and Bundle Stars

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.

Humble Unreal Engine Bundle from Humble Bundle

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.

Ultimate Chicken Horse for £6.59 / $8.99 from Steam

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.

F.E.A.R. Bundle (Steam) for £3.26 / $5.56 from Bundle Stars

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.

Rainbow Six: Siege for £14.99 / $24.99 from Steam

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.

Dragon Age Inquisition (Origin) for £7.99 / $9.91 from Green Man Gaming

UK Deals

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?

LG 43-inch 4K TV with HDR for £399 from Currys

US Deals

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.

Xbox One S Controller for $42.99 from Rakuten

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.

Razer Naga MMO Mouse for $39.99 from Best Buy

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.

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11 Comments

  1. Neutrino says:

    Your nine hotkey mouse appears to have twelve buttons.

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      Tartrazine says:

      I spotted that and thought maybe 3 were non programmable, but according to their site

      “12 programmable mechanical thumb grid buttons”

      More to the point though, I for one certainly couldn’t select the right button at the right time without looking.

      None of this detracts from it being a bargain price though.

    • Sakkura says:

      To be fair, it’s not uncommon for a few of them to be hard to comfortably reach.

      I have another mouse with a grid like that, and I mostly use the front 6 buttons, with the row behind that used infrequently. The 3 right at the back I just never use.

    • tehfish says:

      As an owner of the slightly older version of the naga, heres my thoughts to clear up some potential confusion:

      -There are 12 hardware buttons on the side
      -by default these either mirror the numpad on the keyboard or the standard number row above the letters, selectable via a switch under the mouse. (the naga actually appears in device manager as a composite USB device with two sub-devices, one a mouse and the other a keyboard)
      -if you install the razer software, you can remap and/or macro any of the buttons.

      -when playing games, the 1-9 buttons are all very easy to reach with your thumb without moving your hand. 10-12 are a little trickier to reach, but handy for keeping things you might need in a hurry yet don’t want to click on by accident (healing/mana potions for example)

      I don’t think i can do without one of these mice now after several years of usage, the many buttons are just so damn useful (even for boring work admin tasks, having a profile set for hardware cut/copy/paste/select-all thumb buttons is a great time saver for some repetitive tasks.)

  2. TheAngriestHobo says:

    The way the links are positioned at the end of each paragraph makes it look like they’re meant to apply to picture just below them. For a second there, I was thinking that Ultimate Chicken Horse was a really strange name for a FPS about killing cops.

    • Crocobutt says:

      Rainbow 6 Siege having people with horns on their heads, and the new Xbone controller looking like a regular mouse.

      I too have to keep readjusting myself every time these “Deals” articles turn up. I like them, don’t get me wrong.

      Some kind of separation or an extra space between those would be nice. A line, dashes. The link could be straight under the image, with written text under it. Then the next image/link/text. Or (to avoid too much reshuffling) Link/Image/Text per relevant item.

  3. SuicideKing says:

    Squad’s on sale for 50% too, although it’s early access so word of caution there.

  4. Weenie Hut General says:

    You know what else has a free-weekend?

    Squad

    Squad is an awesome milsim now, if you’ve slept on it since it came out. It has vehicles now, new maps, and a better user interface.

    Of course Squad depends on team cooperation, so a free-weekend will likely bring out the worst in people… but if you just wait a few weeks when the chaff falls off I think you’ll find it a more approachable ArmA!

  5. Chairman_Pow says:

    Any knowledgeable types able to chime in on how good the 4K TV is? I can’t find much consensus online and the there seems to be few established standards in the Wild West of new Telly Tech these days. £400 seems like the kind of money I’d be willing to spend.

    • Sakkura says:

      I can at least say this much: You need to sit very close to the TV for 4K to be worth it over 1080p on 43 inches.

      4K makes more sense to me at 60+ inches.

  6. Syrion says:

    On GOG’s current massive sale (there are so many sales, sheesh…) the whole “old” X-Com series is 75% off per game, getting Enemy Unknown, Terror from the Deep and Apocalypse down to 1,39€ each. That’s not the absolute lowest they’ve been, but in the wake of OpenTFTD a great starter!
    I nearly bought them on Steam a year ago, but really, those game’s are just… good, old games. It just belongs there. Comfy.

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