Best PC gaming deals of the week

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I can tell you that most assuredly that we made it to August because I spent the entirety of my Wednesday night playing through Fullbright’s Tacoma and reminding myself that I absolutely never want to go to space. Too many things to go wrong. The food all being in squeezy tubes is pretty neat though. Anyway, it’s time to check out another batch of the best gaming and tech deals of the week, so let’s get right to it, shall we?

Here’s what we’re doing – 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

Humble GameMaker Bundle

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Time for another Humble Bundle! Well, technically the Humble GameMaker Bundle has already appeared before – several months ago. This bundle proved so popular that Humble has deemed it worthy of resurrecting for another go around. So if you’re an aspiring (or hobbyist) game developer, you can grab almost $1700 worth of software for $15 / £12 here.

Pay what you want for the Humble GameMaker Bundle

Razer’s Back to School sale range

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Razer is getting in on the ‘back to school’ stuff a little early this year and has listed a bunch of its PC accessories, gaming gear and even the Razer Blade laptops with extra discounts at the moment. There’s even a Razer branded backpack in there, too, if you really wanted to be that person.

Back to School range of deals from Razer Online

NeoGeo classics from GOG.com

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GOG.com’s Weekly Sale currently features a whole slew of NeoGeo classics on offer for £1.59 / $2.03 / €1.79 each. That means you can pick up the first bunch of Metal Slug games, King of Fighters 2000, Samurai Shodown 2, Fatal Fury and more for dirt cheap prices, if you wanted to.

Weekly Sale from GOG.com

Mercy from Overwatch Nendoroid figure pre-orders

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By now, Nendoroid figures are most assuredly ‘a thing’. If you’ve been under a rock and have yet to see one of these things, Nendoroids are essentially hugely collectable, extra cute and stubby figures based on pop culture characters. There have already been Mei and Tracer Nendoroids so this time it’s Mercy’s turn. Her figure is up for pre-order now.

Mercy (Overwatch) Nendoroid figure for £30.99 / $39.99 from Play-Asia

Last Chance sale from Green Man Gaming – Ends 4pm (BST)

Today is the last chance you have to take advantage of some of Green Man Gaming’s Summer Sale discounts. The Last Chance section of that sale is on right now, ending at 4pm (BST) today. Better still, you can get 20% off the selection by entering the code RPS20 at checkout.

Some highlights:

Wolfenstein: The New Order for £3 / $4 / €4
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood for £3 / $4 / €4
Left 4 Dead Bundle for £3.68 / $4.80 / €4.80
Dragon’s Dogma Dark Arisen for £7.68 / $9.60 / €9.60
Life is Strange Complete Season for £3.20 / $4 / €4
The Orange Box for £2.40 / $3.20 / €3.04
DOOM for £8 / $12 / €12
The Evil Within for £3 / $4 / €4
Fallout 4 for £8 / $12 / €12
Middle-earth Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year for £2.56 / $3.20 / €3.20
Dishonored 2 for £12 / $16 / €16
Kerbal Space Program for £12 / $16 / €16
Metro Redux Bundle for £5 / $6 / €6
Hitman The Full Season One for £12.80 / $19.20 / €16
Ghost Recon Wildlands for £21.43 / $32.15 / €32.15
Sniper Elite 4 for £16 / $24 / €24
Portal 2 for £2.40 / $3.20 / €3.20

Last Chance offers from Green Man Gaming – Enter RPS20 at checkout

Telltale Games Bundle from GOG.com

If somehow, you’ve made it to the middle of 2017 without owning a large quantity of Telltale Games’ back catalogue, it’s time to fill your boots. GOG is offering up a whole set of adventure games from the folks at Telltale for a few coins each, or you can bundle them all up in one big mega bundle, if you like.

Up to 75% off Telltale Games from GOG.com

That Witcher colouring book you’ve already heard about

As you may have read about earlier this week, The Witcher is the latest pop culture franchise to be turned into an Adult Colouring Book, which isn’t nearly as ‘adult’ as you might think it is. The book is due out later this year but is already available to pre-order in both the UK and US.

The Witcher Adult Colouring Book for £11.51 from Amazon UK
The Witcher Adult Colouring Book for $11.93 from Amazon US

UK Deals

Logitech’s G402 mouse for £25

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Over at Currys, you can find a Logitech G402 gaming mouse for £30 this week. If you enter the code GAMING25A during checkout, however, you can bring that price down by an extra £5 and grab yourself a nice gaming mouse for a bit of a bargain.

Logitech G402 gaming mouse for £24.99 using code GAMING25A from Currys

Damn fine Raspberry Pi

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Raspberry Pi computers are awesome – they’re teeny tiny little PCs that fit in your pocket and can essentially be built and programmed to take care of any number of tasks or services. Whether you want a tiny emulation box or a music server, you can make that happen. Right now, a Raspberry Pi 3 starter kit from NeeGo will cost you £36.99 at Amazon UK.

NeeGo Raspberry Pi 3 Kit for £36.99 from Amazon UK

US Deals

8bitdo’s Arcade Stick for PC and Mac

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8Bitdo, a company best known for making a series of wireless controllers for PC and mobile entirely based on classic Nintendo pads, is back once again. This time, 8Bitdo are releasing a NES-themed wireless arcade stick for $79.99 that will not only work on PC, Mac, and mobile devices, but also Nintendo Switch. It’s up for pre-order on Amazon and due for release later this month.

8Bitdo NES30 Arcade Stick for Switch, PC, Mac and Mobile for $79.99 from Amazon US

Samsung 500GB SSD fro $150

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It’s not every day that a good quality SSD gets discounted, so it’s worth noting when they do crop up. Over at Platinum Micro’s eBay outlet, you can pick up a Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD for the bizarrely low price of $150 while the stock lasts.

Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD for $149.99 from eBay

Logitech G602 gaming mouse for $25

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NewEgg is offering up a refurbished version of Logitech’s genuinely excellent G602 wireless gaming mouse for its lowest ever price – $24.99 for a very limited time. The G602 is a personal favourite mouse even when not solely focused on gaming.

Logitech G602 wireless gaming mouse (refurbished) for $24.99 from NewEgg

Up to $400 off PCs and laptops

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Currently, over at Microsoft’s online store, you can save up to $400 on a range of selected PCs, all-in-one computers, tablets and laptops. The selection includes brands like HP, Lenovo, Dell and Alienware, among others. If you’re on the lookout for a new portable computer, this is worth a look.

Up to $400 off PCs and laptops from Microsoft Store

$80 off an Amazon Fire HD tablet

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As long as you don’t mind picking up a ‘certified refurbished’ model, you can grab a Fire HD 10-inch tablet computer for a pretty hefty $80 off right now, directly through Amazon. For the time being, that particular model will cost you $120.

Certified Refurbished Fire HD 10 tablet for $119.99 from Amazon US

Sony Bluetooth over-ear headphones for $78

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If you’re in the market for a high-quality set of Bluetooth headphones and in-ear buds just aren’t your jam, you might want to take a look at this set of Sony Bluetooth headphones. The MDRXB650BT/B (catchy name) Extra Bass headphones offer some very high-quality audio and are currently discounted down to $78 for a limited time. Plus, they’re shiny.

Sony MDRXB650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones for $78 from Amazon US

Okay, 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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10 Comments

  1. snv says:

    “wireless gaming mouse” — yeah, sure ;-)

  2. SanguineAngel says:

    Cheers RPS! That GMG sale has 3 games I’ve been looking for at prices I’ve been hoping for! With your 20% off it’s all win for me

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    Drib says:

    I thought that controller looked neat, but $80? Give me a break.

    Also, kind of tempted by that SSD, even if I really shouldn’t be wasting the money. Are they actually substantially faster?

    • fabronaut says:

      if you’ve never owned one, you have no idea what you’re missing.

      basically, all the regular tasks you do on your computer are way snappier, because SSDs have very fast read times (and pretty quick write times too!).

      they don’t really affect games in a substantial way, aside from load times (which… well, some titles are very slow and cache a lot of stuff, so shaving down load times by 70% or more can be a godsend).

      they’re more for making your overall system feel more responsive. it’ll boot way faster, programs open quicker, and all the little background things you never think about are just snappier. (folder searches, browsing around your drive, and general program performance.)

      that one is out of stock by now, of course, as it’s a rather good deal. (the 500 GB ones are usually pretty expensive since the cost scales in a roughly linear fashion for more storage.)

      it’s a bit tricky if you’re stuck on a system that can only have one drive installed at a time (most laptops and very small form factor computers), but you could have it set up like I’ve had mine for years — an SSD for a boot drive, where Windows is installed and all the main core programs go.

      I point my Steam folder at a 1 TB mechanical drive and dump all my larger files and downloads on there. I actually need to buy a bigger drive since it’s always packed to the gills with games, videos, and music. I often have to uninstall a large game or two if I want to play certain ones. (GTA V and the new Doom game take up about 75 GB apiece, which is fairly ludicrous. Battlefield 1 is 55 GB +, as is Titanfall 2?)

      so the best of both worlds is to have a moderately sized SSD (I’d suggest a ~240 / 256 GB one. you can get by with a 120 / 128 GB one, but for the love of god, do not get anything smaller than that.)

      it’s more convenient to dump everything on one drive, but with some mild tinkering, you can have something fast and reasonably affordable by splitting it across multiple drives. not sure if I explained it well, but that’s the gist of it.

      once you go SSD, you may not notice the difference immediately (except with stuff like boot times), but as soon as you go back to doing basic stuff on other computers, it can feel agonizingly slow. particularly with heavier programs like Photoshop, Visual Studio, or opening a bunch of browser tabs at the same time.

    • Sakkura says:

      Compared to hard drives? Yes.

  4. fabronaut says:

    if you’ve never owned one, you have no idea what you’re missing.

    basically, all the regular tasks you do on your computer are way snappier, because SSDs have very fast read times (and pretty quick write times too!).

    they don’t really affect games in a substantial way, aside from load times (which… well, some titles are very slow and cache a lot of stuff, so shaving down load times by 70% or more can be a godsend).

    they’re more for making your overall system feel more responsive. it’ll boot way faster, programs open quicker, and all the little background things you never think about are just snappier. (folder searches, browsing around your drive, and general program performance.)

    that one is out of stock by now, of course, as it’s a rather good deal. (the 500 GB ones are usually pretty expensive since the cost scales in a roughly linear fashion for more storage.)

    it’s a bit tricky if you’re stuck on a system that can only have one drive installed at a time (most laptops and very small form factor computers), but you could have it set up like I’ve had mine for years — an SSD for a boot drive, where Windows is installed and all the main core programs go.

    I point my Steam folder at a 1 TB mechanical drive and dump all my larger files and downloads on there. I actually need to buy a bigger drive since it’s always packed to the gills with games, videos, and music. I often have to uninstall a large game or two if I want to play certain ones. (GTA V and the new Doom game take up about 75 GB apiece, which is fairly ludicrous. Battlefield 1 is 55 GB +, as is Titanfall 2?)

    so the best of both worlds is to have a moderately sized SSD (I’d suggest a ~240 / 256 GB one. you can get by with a 120 / 128 GB one, but for the love of god, do not get anything smaller than that.)

    it’s more convenient to dump everything on one drive, but with some mild tinkering, you can have something fast and reasonably affordable by splitting it across multiple drives. not sure if I explained it well, but that’s the gist of it.

    once you go SSD, you may not notice the difference immediately (except with stuff like boot times), but as soon as you go back to doing basic stuff on other computers, it can feel agonizingly slow. particularly with heavier programs like Photoshop, Visual Studio, or opening a bunch of browser tabs at the same time.

    edit: and of course, I didn’t get the nested reply to work quite right… arrrgh this comment system :/

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      Drib says:

      Hey, thanks for the information anyway.

      I’ve been considering SSD for a while, but it’s expensive. Used to be absurdly expensive, now it’s just regular type.

      That said, I’m not about to move my OS over to a new drive, so I guess I’ll leave that step up until I build a new computer entirely.

      In any case, thanks for the information. It’s worth looking into, even if this deal itself is expired.

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        Nauallis says:

        To add to this, using a separate SSHD instead of a standard HDD will also give you some added improvement. A SSHD is a mechanical drive with a larger than normal cache, usually 4-16 GB based on overall drive size. Windows 10 makes using multiple drives absurdly easy. It’s less fun/easy to setup in Win7. No idea about 8. Transfers between the multiple internal drives are typically very fast, if you accidentally installed something on your SSD that should’ve made it to your SSHD/HDD.

        Install your most-played or busiest games on your SSD along with your system, and put everything else on the storage drive. For example, off of an SSD, Civ 5 loads up in about fifteen seconds, compared to the normal couple of minutes.

        You’ll also notice a huge difference in download/install speed between the two drives. Most SSDs will write faster than you can download files (unless you are on optical fiber), whereas a typical HDD’s write speed is your true bottleneck.

        It really is worth setting up, but I’m not convinced that it’s worth doing until you do a new build PC or a fresh install on your existing PC. Performance difference is night and day though.

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          Nauallis says:

          Clarification: a SSHD has a NAND flash storage drive attached, basically the same thing as in a SSD, but built into the HDD shell. It pre-loads (caches) your recently used files.

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    Grizzly says:

    Hmm, the RPS20 code does not appear to work for me.

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