Mixed reviews be damned? If you're a Mass Effect fan and you've decided that you can live with the various quirks of Mass Effect: Andromeda , then you can score some heavy discount this weekend on the PC Origin key of BioWare's (and EA's) latest.
Current Best Mass Effect Andromeda PC Deals
- Mass Effect Andromeda (Origin Key) - $43.99 at GMG (27% off)
- Mass Effect Andromeda (Origin Key) - $49.99 at DLGamer (17% off)
- Mass Effect Andromeda + $25 eGift Card (PC) - $59.98 at Dell (42% bonus)
The deals are arriving in multiple forms, both in digital and "physical" copies. At digital retailers GMG and DLGamer, you'll be able to pick up the Origin key at up to a giant 27% off. GMG is currently selling Mass Effect: Andromeda for as low as $42.99, while DLGamer has the game for $49.99. Price discrepancy at DLGamer will
still bring you the pre-order bonus items (which are still available as of writing) - so your call if that's worth the additional $7 price tag. Most people will probably agree the in-game Deep Space Explorer Armor, Nomad skin, and Multiplayer Booster Pack aren't worth it at that price difference.
If you're more in for a physical copy, or if you want the largest cash incentive on the table, there's Dell Home's $25 bonus gift card offer. You are paying full price for the game, but 10 - 20 days after it's shipped Dell will email you a $25 eGift Card (more of a gift code actually). The bonus is worth about 42% the value of the game itself and effectively makes it a $35 purchase.
The gift card at Dell should have a small asterisk by it. It's technically a promotional gift card, so it carries a 90-day expiration to it after issued. That's kind of weak sauce, but if you use it within the allotted time, it'll work on anything sold at Dell including more upcoming Triple-A titles.
Note that being an EA Origin title, the "physical" copy being sold at Dell is actually just a box with the Origin game code inside without a DVD copy. So unless you're a frequent shopper at Dell or you don't mind waiting for the shipping time frame, we honestly don't see too many upsides in picking up this particular Mass Effect: Andromeda deal.
The philosphy behind HP's new Power laptops appears to be the same thinking behind "power naps" and "power walks" - you don't need to invest too much into it, and you're going to make it count. That is to say, HP looks to be positiong these as fully gaming-capable but affordable laptops. They are certainly far away from other typical gaming laptops with discrete graphics at a very enticing price poitn of only $650.
The 2017 released 15.6-inch HP Pavilion 15t Power Laptop sports some of the latest specs, like a quad-core 7th generation Kaby Lake processor and GTX 10 series graphics card (the GTX 1050 to be precise). That makes it capable of playing most modern video games and with the current $200 off price tag - a historic low price by $30 - it's a good option for those needing a portable PC gaming rig on the cheap.
- HP Pavilion 15t Power Laptop, Core i5-7300HQ, GeForce GTX 1050, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD - $649.99 (list $850)
- HP Pavilion 17t Power Laptop, Core i5-7300HQ, GeForce GTX 1050, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD - $729.99 (list $880)
- HP Spectre 13t Core i7-7500U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 1080p - $1,049.99 (list $1,170)
A budget gaming laptop with no coupon codes or other hoops to jump through, we think both the 15-inch 15t Power Laptop along with the 17t Power Laptop are excellent budget gaming laptop picks at this point in 2017. Also noteworthy this week is HP's premium Spectre 13t ultra-thin laptop, on sale at $1,049. While decisively NOT a gaming laptop, its a premium machine rarely on sale - so we're tossing it above just as a reference deal.
No expiration dates are noted on these laptop deals, but from how HP has run their weekly promotion, we're suspecting the deal will last until later this Saturday, March 18.
With No Man's Sky getting its newest "Path Finder" update, lord GabeN bestows a generous discount to all gamers who would like to buy the game on Steam.
This weekend, players will get a 40% discount on No Man Sky's if they choose to purchase it on Steam. The offer ends on Monday 10AM PST.
With the amount of content added to the game ever since the foundation update - even if it's far from what was promised - it might worthwhile to get back into No Man's Sky. What do you guys think?
Earlier this week NieR: Automata was released on PS4, and the hype train is in full steam. Reviews thus far are extremely positive with a full 90/100 Metacritic score - making it one of the best of the year. Expectations are now high for the port to the PC, to be released next week Friday the 17th. If you're looking to pick up the game, there is a discount for NieR on PC.
The retailer in question is the GMG, who is the only authorized seller hawking the game with a deal. There you'll find an 18% price break to $49.29, or about $11 off the sixty dollar MSRP. GMG is also selling the Day One Edition, so you'll get the Cardboard Pod Skin, Retro Grey Pod Skin, Retro Red Pod Skin, Grimoire Weiss Pod, and Machine Mask Accessory pre-order bonuses.
Update 3/20/17: GMG has increased the savings on NieR: Automata to 20%. Discount updated below.
- NieR: Automata Day One Edition (Steam) - $47.99 (list $60)
- Login or create an account to see the full discount.
This discount on NieR: Automata is part of GMG's "VIP" program. You'll need to create an account or just log in to an existing one to get the full savings - not a real hassle vs. any other retailer, given you'll usually need to make an account to purchase regardless.
The description of NieR: Automata claims the open world action title will run at a smooth 60 FPS with no area loading. We're skeptical you'll get that with the minimum requirements of a Core i3-2100 CPU and GeForce GTX 770 GPU, if you hit the recommended specs, performance should be decent.
After installation NieR: Automata is expected to take up about 50GB of hard drive space. The download size is not yet known as pre-load has not gone live yet on Steam. GMG is an authorized Square Enix distributor, so you should be sure to get your Steam key delivered well before the game goes live.
This year HP released its thinnest convertible PC to date - the new 13-inch HP Spectre X360. The base model with an Intel Core i5 7th gen processor is listed at $1,089.99. Since its January 2017 debut, prices have held relatively steady, only coming down to $900 during a President's Day sale. Well, if you missed that discount you're actually in luck because HP released a new coupon code this week making the base model HP Spectre x360 much cheaper.
Instead of the $899.99 previous low during Washington's Birthday, we're seeing a price drop to under $820 after coupon. It's a very decent $272.50 drop only months after launch.
Update: The 25% off coupon code unfortunately longer works on the HP Spectre x360 as HP has introduced a different instant savings threshold. There is still a 20% off coupon available, which also expires Saturday night. We've updated the price and coupon code for the X360 accordingly below.
- HP Spectre x360 Core i5-7200U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 1080p Touch - $871.99 (list $1,090)
- Use HP Promo Code: NB20BMSM
Being an HP laptop, you'll get bombarded with options to customize this machine. Some upgrades are worth grabbing, but nothing is truly needed on this base model. A good upgrade would be snagging extra memory bumping up from a 256GB SSD to a 512 for $80 more. Some upgrades are insanely expensive, though, like going to a 1TB SSD for $430 more, which is overpriced by about $330.
HP's $272 off coupon code is only valid now through Saturday, March 11. That gives you a few days to decide if it's worth pulling the trigger on the new lightweight powerhouse.
Are you a PC gamer looking to pick up this week's big tactical co-op release Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands? If so, did you know there are discounts on its release week? Indeed two PC gaming retailers are competing hard for you cash with discounts up to 20% off.
The first retailer is the popular UK-based Green Man Gaming. There you'll find all editions at a cool 18% off slashing Standard to $49 all the way up to the Gold Edition dropping to $82. GMG is an authorized PC gaming retailer for Ubisoft and is one of the largest digital retailer on the web.
Arguably a better choice is the Sweden-based GamersGate. GG has a slightly better 20% discount and is also an authorized by Ubisoft PC gaming retailer. Either retailer will help you avoid gray market and still get 20% off with a price drop to $48 for the Standard Edition, $56 for Deluxe, or $80 for Gold.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands PC Deals
- Ghost Recon Wildlands Gold Edition (Uplay) - $81.99 (list $100)
- Ghost Recon Wildlands Digital Deluxe Edition (Uplay) - $57.57 (list $70)
- Ghost Recon Wildlands (Uplay) - $49.29 (list $60)
- Ghost Recon Wildlands Season Pass (Uplay) - $32.79 (list $40)
- Ghost Recon Wildlands Gold Edition (Uplay) - $79.99 (list $100)
- Ghost Recon Wildlands Digital Deluxe Edition (Uplay) - $55.99 (list $70)
- Ghost Recon Wildlands (Uplay) - $47.99 (list $60)
Both deals have been available since early February, and we expect them to continue being offered through release week. Now that the game is released, all keys are sent immediately after purchase. The $40 list price Season Pass is also now added to store catalogs and carries with it the same percent off at both retailers (GMG is $32.79 while GamersGate is $31.99).
Gold and Deluxe Editions
If you were going to throw $60 at this game and see now that Deluxe is actually cheaper than that (as cheap as $56), you might be tempted to upgrade to that or the Gold Edition. Everyone is different, and there is no right answer on which edition you buy. Basically, Deluxe gets you more customization options and a unique gun, one-time use XP boost, and motorbike. Gold gets you all of that plus more unique weapons, a permanent XP booster, and the game's Season Pass.
We should note that besides the permanent XP boost and coin pack, the Gold Edition content will not be playable on day 1. You'll have to wait for most of it till later in the year. Buying Gold at a discount is more of a long-term investment with the savings up front here, rather than buying the $40 Season Pass at a later date.
Like dueling banjos, sometimes dueling coupon codes can compliment each other and make a pleasant surprising price drop. That's what's going on this week in the Walmart acquired Jet, where a new March themed coupon code went live and stacks with an already existing coupon for some of the best hardware savings of the year.
Essentially Jet launched a March themed coupon code that works on the ~70 deals on this page. We went through the deals and found what the best hardware offers are. Jet actually killed the coupon for some of the items listed on their site (it was too good to be true for the Zowie monitors), but what we've listed below has great discounts.
For all deals use coupon codes:
- ELECTRICMARCH30 for $30 off
- TRIPLE15 for 15% off (up to $30)
- ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 AMP Extreme Edition ZT-P10800B-10P - $634.96 (list $695)
- Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition Graphics Card - $579.39 (list $699)
- PNY GeForce GTX 1080 8G OC VCGGTX10808XGPB-OC Video Card - $549.99 (list $610)
- ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 AMP Edition - $520 (list $599)
- MSI GeForce GTX 1080 AERO 8G OC - $519.90 (list $626)
- Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition Graphic Card ZT-P10700A-10P - $368.89 (list $449)
- PNY GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition VCGGTX10708PB-CG Graphic Card - $359 (list $449)
- EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC Gaming 8GB Video Card - $347.99 (list $430)
- EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 ACX 3.0 Gaming 8GB Video Card - $334.99 (list $420)
- PNY GeForce GTX 1060 VCGGTX10603PB 3GB Video Card - $169.99 (list $230)
- ASUS Rampage V Extreme LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Int Motherboard - $336.89 (list $480)
- ASUS Z170-DELUXE LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Motherboard - $229.27 (list $300)
- MSI B150 Gaming M3 Intel Skylake B150 LGA 1151 DDR4 USB 3.1 ATX Motherboard - $56.51 (list $110)
CPUs and Monitors
- Intel Core i7-5930K Haswell E Processor 3.5GHz - $495.99 (list $595)
- ViewSonic VP2765-LED 27-inch 1080p Pro Monitor - $269.99 (list $330)
- Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad Core Processor - $157.17 (list $445)
The ELECTRICMARCH30 coupon code is a new offer and goes only through March 5. After that point you will still be able to use coupon code TRIPLE15, which expires on April 1. TRIPLE15 is only valid for your first three purchases at Jet.
It's Presidents Day, and the many laptop manufacturers are hosting sales on laptops that are as good as you would have seen since the Holiday Seasons. What's even better, many of the laptops available now were not in the picture for Christmas 2016, as many of the Intel 7th Gen "Kaby Lake" processors have only recently made their appearance in laptop model lineups. From gaming laptops with Quad Core Kaby Lake CPUs paired with decent GeForce GTX GPUs, to budget/value oriented machines, we've found 15
We'll focus on the big three: Dell, HP, and Lenovo. There you'll find many historical low prices on their popular laptop models. For gamers looking for laptops that can handle modern games, look for laptop deals listed below with GTX 1060 and GTX 1050 Ti. The good thing about 2017 is that for many laptops these days, having a decent IPS 1080p panel is the bare minimum, with some offering 4K panels or even G-SYNC enabled panels (on the Alienware machines). While SSD is still not the complete norm, if it's not available as a standard option, you can custom config most laptop picks below with an SSD storage option.
- 17" Alienware 17 i7-7700HQ, 8GB/1TB, IPS GSYNC, GTX 1050 Ti - $1,125.99 (list $1,300)
Use Code: Save50
- 13" Alienware 13 i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060, 8GB, 256GB SSD - $1,322.99 (list $1,669)
Use Code: Save50
- 15.6" Alienware 15 i5-7300HQ, GTX 1060, IPS GSYNC, 8GB/1TB - $1,175.99 (list $1,350)
Use Code: Save50
- 15.6" Dell XPS i7-7700HQ, 8GB, 256GB SSD, GTX 1050, InfinityEdge - $1,259.99 (list $1,400)
Use Code: TENOFF
- 13" Dell XPS i7-7500U, 8GB, 256GB SSD, InfinityEdge - $999.99 (list $1,300)
No coupon needed
- 15.6" Dell Inspiron 7000 Gaming i5-7300HQ, 8GB, 256GB SSD, GTX 1050 Ti - $782.49 (list $900)
Use Code: Save50
- 17" Dell Inspiron 17 i7-6500U, 8GB, 1TB HDD, Radeon R5 - $589 (list $946)
Use Code: Save50
- 15.6" Dell Inspiron 3000 i5-7200U, 8GB, 1TB HDD - $440.99 (list $550)
Use Code: Save50
- 17" HP Envy 17t Touch i7-7500U, 16GB, 512GB SSD, 940MX, 1080p Touch - $939.99 (list $1,500)
Use Code: LIBERTY17
- 15.6" HP Omen 15t i7-7700HQ, GTX 1050, 8GB, 1TB HDD - $799.99 (list $900)
No coupon needed
- 15.6" HP Pavilion i5-7300HQ, 8GB, 1TB HDD, GTX 1050 - $689.99 (list $850)
Use Code: LIBERTY17
- 15.6" HP Envy 15t Touch i7-7500U, 8GB, 256GB SSD, 1080p Touch - $639.99 (list $950)
Use Code: LIBERTY17
- 15.6" HP Envy 15t i7-7500U, 6GB, 1080p - $589.99 (list $830)
Use Code: LIBERTY17
- 15.6" HP 15t i7-7500U, 8GB, 1TB HDD - $539.99 (list $1,070)
Use Code: LIBERTY17
- Lenovo Yoga 910 80VF002JUS Core i7-7500U Kaby Lake, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 1080p Touch - $1,130.49 (list $1,330)
Use coupon: PRESYOGA910
HP's Omen X 900 series gaming desktop, aka the pricey PC borg cube, is not exactly the friendliest PC for your wallet. Gamers that custom build their PC will immediately scoff at the price, though the collaboration between HP and Maingear is winning some head turns (Note: HP sells the interesting chassis alone for a list price of $600 - that's without any components!) While its easy to spend over two thousand dollars on the Omen X desktop, deals on the premium gaming desktop have been rare since its late 2016 release.
Early this year HP started to refresh the lineup with 7th gen "Kaby Lake" processors with that, we're spotting a solid deal where you can utilize this Omen X coupon code for a fat 20% off.
There are several configurations of the Omen X, some more beefier than others. On top of that, each config is customizable to an extent as long as you're willing to add more cost to your purchase. The coupon code at HP works on those upgrades as well as the base price, so extra savings are applied if you bump up the specs. Out of all the Omen X 900 listed below, the top pick in our opinion is the Omen X 900-140VT with Core i5-7400 Kaby Lake, a respectable GTX 1070, and a combo 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD storage solution. Priced at $1,279.99 - it almost sounds reasonable. Good options to upgrade includes the Core i5-7600K along with a liquid cooling cooler for $80, or 256GB SSD for only $8 more.
20% Off HP Desktop Code: VIPFEB20DT
HP Omen X 900 Series
- HP Omen X 900-140VT i5-7400, GTX 1070, 128GB SSD + 1TB - $1,279.99 (list $1,600)
- HP Omen X 900-010xt i7-6700, Radeon RX 480, 8GB - $1,439.99 (list $1,800)
- HP Omen X 900-150qd i7-6800K, GTX 1070, 128GB SSD + 1TB - $1,599.99 (list $2,000)
- HP Omen X 900-025VR i7-6700K, GTX 1070, 256GB SSD + 2TB, 16GB - $1,839.99 (list $2,300)
- HP Omen X 900-045VT i7-6700K, GTX 1080, 512GB SSD + 3TB, 32GB - $2,399.99 (list $3,000)
The coupon code is valid on more than just the cube-chassis Omen X and works for many desktops at HP over $799.99. Another notable gaming desktop it applies to is the more traditional HP Omen 800 series of gaming desktop. At least one configuration of the Omen 870 was upgraded to 7th gen processors, but for the most part HP has not upgraded, so many of the existing configurations have last year's 6th gen CPU specs. Having said that, the Omen 870-210se Core i5-7400 Kaby Lake model with the GTX 1060 at only $799.99 (after coupon) is decisively the more value oriented pick in all the deals listed on this page. This too, is a customizable config and you can add a bigger PSU, more RAM, or SSD combo as you see fit. The 20% off code will scale alone with the upgraded components you pick.
HP Omen 800 Series
- HP Omen 870-210se i5-7400 Kaby Lake, GTX 1060, 8GB, 2TB - $799.99 (list $1,000)
- HP Omen 870-100xt i5-6400, GTX 750 Ti, 16GB, 1TB - $879.99 (list $1,100)
- HP Omen 870-115se i5-6600K, GTX 1060, 16GB, 2TB - $1,099.99 (list $1,500)
- HP Omen 870-135vx i7-6700, GTX 1070, 256GB SSD + 2TB, 32GB - $1,559.99 (list $1,950)
For Honor's Open Beta is now available for those looking to partake in the action. The Beta started up Thursday, February 9 and runs up to the game's official release date of Tuesday, February 14. If you give the Beta a whirl and she looks like a keeper, or if you're just enticed by the hype, For Honor also has some decent pre-order discounts available.
PC gamers have three good options to choose from as far as authorized PC gaming retailers go: GMG, GamesPlanet, and GamersGate. If you're in North America you're limited to GamersGate and GMG, who are 22% and 20% off respectively. Both retailers are authorized by Ubisoft and delivery keys instantly via email.
For Honor PC Gaming Deals
- For Honor Gold Edition - $79.99 at GMG (list $100)
- For Honor Gold Edition - $77.99 at GamersGate (list $100)
- For Honor Gold Edition (Europe/Africa/ME only) - £55.99 at GamesPlanet (list £70)
- For Honor Deluxe Edition - $55.99 at GMG (list $70)
- For Honor Deluxe Edition - $54.59 at GamersGate (list $70)
- For Honor Deluxe Edition (Europe/Africa/ME only) - £37.49 at GamesPlanet (list £50)
- For Honor Standard Edition - $47.99 at GMG (list $60)
- For Honor Standard Edition - $46.79 at GamersGate (list $60)
- For Honor Standard Edition (Europe/Africa/ME only) - £31.99 at GamesPlanet (list £40)
In the EU/Africa/Middle East, there's also GamesPlanet. There you'll find the price listed in British Pounds, but you can buy world wide... and with the weakness of the British Pound in the last few months for many the favorable currency conversion makes an even better deal. GamesPlanet is not selling North American keys, so beware of this.