In the Summer months of 2017, it's good to be a PC gamer. The Steam Summer Sale was one of the best seasonal offers from Steam in years. while other follow up Summer Sales have kept prices low. This week Bethesda games are going even cheaper than before at GamersGate. Their new Big Bethesda Sale get the lowest prices ever on 2016's Doom, The Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind upgrade, Skyrim: Special Edition, Dishonored 2 and more.
The sale is aggressive in its discounts. While the Steam Summer Sale had Doom at $14.99, GamersGate this week has it for only $12.90. While Dishonored 2 was $19.99 in the Steam sale, GamersGate has it down to $16.16. Nearly all the games listed below are at or tying their historic low price points.
- Brink Complete Pack (Steam) - $4.50 (list $10)
- Dishonored (Steam) - $2.04 (list $10)
- Dishonored 2 (Steam) - $16.16 (list $40)
- Dishonored: Definitive (Steam) - $8.88 (list $20)
- Doom (Steam) - $12.90 (list $30)
- Doom 3: BFG (Steam) - $4.08 (list $20)
- Doom Classic Complete (Steam) - $3.45 (list $15)
- Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind GOTY (Steam) - $6.75 (list $15)
- Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion GOTY Deluxe (Steam) - $9 (list $20)
- Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion GOTY (Steam) - $6.75 (list $15)
- Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Steam) - $4.48 (list $20)
- Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary (Steam) - $17.60 (list $40)
- Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special (Steam) - $17.60 (list $40)
- Fallout 4 (Steam) - $12.90 (list $30)
- Fallout Classic Collection (Steam) - $4.20 (list $20)
- Fallout: New Vegas (Steam) - $2.10 (list $10)
- Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate (Steam) - $8.60 (list $20)
- Prey (Steam) - $32.56 (list $60)
- Quake (Steam) - $1.15 (list $5)
- Quake II (Steam) - $1.15 (list $5)
- Quake III Arena (Steam) - $3.45 (list $15)
- Quake IV (Steam) - $3.45 (list $15)
- Rage (Steam) - $2.30 (list $10)
- Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind - $32.63 (list $60)
- Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind Collectors - $44.29 (list $80)
- Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind: Upgrade - $24.55 (list $40)
- Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited - $7.50 (list $30)
- Evil Within (Steam) - $4.28 (list $20)
The sale is said to last through August 7, but we are suspicious. These deals at GamersGate are much better than in GMG's Summer Sale 2016 or Bundle Stars Bethesda Sale - two good but on nearly all front not as cheap as GamersGate. Either these deals, which began today, will run their course of 2 weeks time, or they are too aggressive an the publisher will tell GamersGate to calm the discount aggression down - as we have seen in the past on similar sales.
Either way, Bethesda games are ripe for the picking this Summer. We do not expect to see them this cheap again until the PC gaming Winter Sales.
HP's Omen gaming PC lineup does not have the reputation of being cheap. Aside from holiday sales, they simply don't go on sale either and even when they do, you can only expect discounts of 10% or less. That's why it's so surprising to see an HP Omen desktop with a GTX 1060 video card pop up today for only $699.99 - one of the best gaming desktop deals of the Summer.
The deal is from Woot and is a July 12 only offer. There's a limited time and quantity, so you'll need to pounce on the offer fast to pick up the $699.99 HP Omen 870 desktop. It sports a GTX 1060 video card with last years Intel 6th gen Quad Core i5-6600 processor. Perfectly upgradeable for the future and gaming ready right out of the box at a bargain price.
HP Omen 870 Desktop Deals
- HP Omen 870-120 i5-6400, GTX 1060, 8GB, 1TB HDD - $699.99 (list $900)
- HP Omen 870-110 i3-6100, RX 460, 8GB, 1TB HDD - $649.99 (list $700)
- HP Omen 870-115se i5-6600K, GTX 1060, 16GB, 2TB HDD - $849.99 (list $1,550) - Required Coupon: STK100
- New HP Omen 880-010z Ryzen 5 1600, GTX 1050, 8GB, 1TB HDD - $849.99 (list $900)
HP Omen 15t Gaming Laptop Deals
- HP Omen 15t i7-7700HQ, GTX 1050, 8GB, 1TB HDD - $849.99 (list $950)
- New HP Omen 15t i7-7700HQ, RX 550, 8GB, 1TB HDD - $999.99
The HP Omen 870 is an older model of the Omen Desktops now being replaced by the newer HP Omen 880 series. Another Omen 870 deal you'll find is directly from HP with the same GTX 1060 as the Woot deal but with a better Core i5-6600K processor (overclocking) now $850 after coupon. To pay that same $850 for the brand new HP Omen 880 base model desktop will only get you a weaker GTX 1050 video card. Unlike the HP Omen 870 deal from Woot, those sold at HP have more sticking power. They are not set to expire until Sunday, July 16 and could be extended (as HP often does).
Switching gears to HP Omen gaming laptops, the early 2017 Omen 15t is being replaced with a newer design. Not that old Omen was a hot brick, but the new model sports a better cooling fan and slicker looking design, but the prices and specs right now favor the old Omen by far. While the cheapest new Omen 15t laptop will set you back $1,000 and get you a Radeon RX 550 video card, while the older model is on sale at HP for $850 and sports a superior GTX 1050 video card.
Whether Bitcoin is a thing to stay or not, the recent rise in mining crypto currency has driven the price of PC video cards sky high this Summer. While once you could find GTX 1060's for $200 and GTX 1070's for $300, you now see sold out, back ordered or inflated prices. GTX 1060 sell for $300 - $500 and a GTX 1070 anywhere from $460 - $800. It's to the point that building is less profitable that pre-built machines, especially now that the 4th of July sales have kicked in.
Lenovo, HP, and even GameStop have discounts worthy of this 4th of July with discounts often cheaper than what you could build for. Some you might even be able to strip the parts off and sell individually on eBay for a profit (prices are that crazy in some areas). Below we've round up the best Gaming desktop deals in each sale.
At Lenovo this year the best machine is undoubtedly the Y710 Cube. This is a gaming rig Lenovo is trying to rid themselves of since it's equipped with last years Intel 6th gen Core i processors. The $899 Y710 Cube with a Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, and GTX 1060 is probably your best price-per-hardware-spec on the market today.
Lenovo Gaming Desktops
- Lenovo Y710 Cube i7-6700, GTX 1060 6GB, 1TB + 128GB SSD, 16GB - $899 (list $1,350)
- Lenovo Y710 Cube i5-6400, Radeon RX 480, 1TB, 8GB - $689 (list $1,000)
HP Gaming Desktops
- HP Omen 870 i5-6400, GTX 1060, 8GB, 1TB - $799.99 (list $900)
- HP Omen 870 i3-6100, Radeon RX 460, 8GB, 1TB - $629.99 (list $700)
GameStop Gaming Desktops
- CyberPowerPC Ryzen 7 1700X, GTX 1070, 16GB, 120GB SSD + 1TB - $1,349.99 (list $1,500)
- CyberPowerPC Ryzen 5 1400, GTX 1060, 8GB, 1TB - $749.99 (list $750)
It's a similar story at HP. There you'll find Hewlett Packard trying to rid themselves of the old HP Omen 870 desktop with last year's 6th generation Intel processors. The result are new low prices on two configurations, the most notable the GTX 1060 for $799.99. That is one of the (if not the) cheapest gaming desktop with a GTX 1060 and an Intel processor on the market right now.
Going even cheaper with a GTX 1060 is GameStop and their sales on CyberPowerPC Game Master series desktops. Recent price drops at GameStop have driven their Ryzen 7 1700X machine with the coveted GTX 1070 down to $1,350, while it normally sells for $1,500. Much cheaper is the Ryzen 5 1400 / GTX 1060 config with a drop to $750 - one of the cheapest GTX 1060 PCs available.
The E3 hype may have dissipated a bit since mid-June, but if you're a PC gamer still amped for some of the Fall 2017 releases in the first person shooter genre, there's a rare discount code at GMG slashing up to $14 off their MSRPs. At GMG get instant savings up to 10% plus a stacking 15% off voucher code this weekend make for some impressive pre-order prices for digital keys. The code only works on a few FPS titles like Call of Duty: WWII, but with discounts up to 24% off it's about as good as one can expect before their release date.
Most titles the code works on at GMG have 10% instant savings. To get that 10% discount you'll need to have an account at GMG (they call it a VIP price). Either login or create a new one from scratch and you're good to go. Then apply code FPS15E3 at checkout to get a grand total of 24% off. In the case of Wolfenstein II and Star Wars Battlefront II you'll save $14.10 off their $59.99 list prices.
- Use Voucher Code: FPS15E3
- Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Steam) - $45.89 (list $60)
- Star Wars Battlefront II (Origin) - $45.89 (list $60)
- Call of Duty: WWII (Steam) - $50.99 (list $60)
- Call of Duty: WWII - Digital Deluxe (Steam) - $84.99 (list $100)
- DOOM VFR (Steam) - $22.94 (list $30)
Unfortunately Call of Duty: WWII does not have a stacking instant savings discount. In fact any discount on a digital copy of Call of Duty title prior to release is rare, but the 15% off voucher code does still slash $9 off the Standard Edition and $15 off the Deluxe.
The 15% discount code is only around for a limited time. It expires on July 6 at noon Eastern. Less than a week to pick up the savings on Fall releases.
Remember the days of the sub $200 GTX 1060? Thanks to all the Crypto mining, first the GTX 1070s sold out and now the GTX 1060s are all at inflated prices. No joke, the 1060 is a $400+ card at almost all retailers, but we found just a few exceptions to the rule. They are likely to sell out fast though.
The two retailers still selling sub $400 GTX 1060's are Jet and Dell Home. At Jet the white colored ASUS 1060 is $263.53 after coupon. Dell has two models: a 3GB for $229.99 and a 6GB for $259.99. Both are the best offers on the net for a 1060 right now.
Also of note in GPU news are a cheap 1050 and 1070. While not entirely bought up like the 1060, the 1050 is still going for inflated prices except at Jet where after coupon the Zotac mini is going for $$97.55. If you thought the days of a sub $500 GTX 1070 were gone, Dell has a PNY 1070 card for $429.99 - the lowest price online of any 1070 right now.
Finally, you can still pick up the CyberPowerPC gaming desktop for $649, which includes a Radeon RX 580. Given the RX 580 is currently being sold on eBay and elsewhere for almost $500, this is probably the best "GPU" deal this week.
- CyberPowerPC Gamer Ultra Desktop AMD Ryzen 5 1400, Radeon RX 580, 8GB RAM - $649.99 (list $750)
Dell GPU Deals
- PNY GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 Video Card - $429.99 (list $430)
- PNY GeForce GTX 1060 VCGGTX10606PB 6GB Video Card - $259.99 (list $280)
- PNY GeForce GTX 1060 VCGGTX10603PB 3GB Video Card - $229.99 (list $230)
Jet GPU Deals
Use Code: SAVE15
ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 3GB Video Card - $263.53 (list $315)
- Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Mini - $97.55 (list $130)
Dell S2716DG 27-inch 1440p G-Sync Gaming Monitor (Store Pickup) - $423.53 (list $800)
- LG 29UM59A-P 29-inch UltraWide IPS LED FreeSync Monitor - $229 (list $400)
- Use Code: GMPRO2X59
In other hardware news there are some cheap gaming monitors available on the market. Walmart has available a Dell 27" G-Sync 1440p unit for $423.53 once you use their store pickup discount (shipping not available at that price). BuyDig has a 29" Ultrawide FreeSync 75Hz monitor on sale for $229 while other sites like Amazon and elsewhere charging $334.
Also notable is a desktop at Best Buy equipped with an RX 580 GPU. The RX 580 is going for over $400 at this point thanks to crypto miners. You might be able to buy this desktop, break it down, and sell it piece by piece for a profit.
Ubisoft is the GameStop of the PC gaming world. Gamers love to hate on it. That said they do have some of hot titles out, especially in the FPS world like Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege now on fire sale during the 2017 Summer Sales. Today GamersGate launched a new round of Ubisoft deals to compete with the Steam Summer Sale making R6 Siege and a ton of other titles at historic low prices.
Thanks the the price drops at GamersGate, it's never been cheaper to get into Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. The R6 Siege Complete Edition is dropping to $54 in the Steam Summer sale, which was the previous historic low, but GamersGate is bettering the price with a drop tot $48.59. This saves you an extra $5.40 compared to any other previous price in the history of availability, and is 46% less than the usual $90 MSRP. The base game Rainbow Six Siege is also $21.59 at GamersGate while being $24 on Steam - a similar percentage price gap.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Complete Edition - $48.59 (list $90)
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Gold Edition Year 2 - $37.79 (list $70)
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege - $21.59 (list $40)
Watch Dogs 1 & 2
- Watch_Dogs 2 Gold Edition - $45 (list $100)
- Watch_Dogs 2 Deluxe Edition - $31.50 (list $70)
- Watch_Dogs 2 - $24.60 (list $60)
- Watch_Dogs Complete Edition - $12.69 (list $50)
- Watch Dogs - $10.15 (list $40)
- Watch Dogs Season Pass - $5.07 (list $20)
Tom Clancy'sGhost Recon Wildlands
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands Gold Edition - $60.29 (list $100)
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands Digital Deluxe Edition - $42.20 (list $70)
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands - $36.17 (list $60)
Tom Clancy'sThe Division
- Tom Clancy's The Division Gold Edition - $31.68 (list $90)
- Tom Clancy's The Division - $17.60 (list $50)
- Tom Clancy's The Division Season Pass - $14.08 (list $40)
- Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist Deluxe Edition - $11.97 (list $40)
- Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist - $8.97 (list $30)
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Deluxe Edition - $7.48 (list $25)
- Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction Deluxe Edition - $5.98 (list $20)
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier - $5.98 (list $20)
- Tom Clancy's End War - $3.02 (list $10)
- Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell - $2.99 (list $10)
- Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent - $2.99 (list $10)
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas - $2.99 (list $10)
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Lockdown - $2.99 (list $10)
- Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory - $2.99 (list $10)
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 - $2.98 (list $10)
Watch Dogs 2 is another example of a hot deal in the GamersGate Summer Sale. Steam is currently charging $30 while GamersGate has it for $24.60. Another $5.40 in savings compared to the previous best price and under half the usual $60.
All the titles listed above are at their best prices online at GamersGate. They are all Uplay keys and expire on July 3, 2017.
Today June 16 the pay off for pre-ordering Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood will commence as Square Enix unleashes Early Access for PC gamers. Those who have already purchased or who do so before the expansion pack officially becomes available next Tuesday, June 20 can get started on the journey to the new lands of the east. Not only that, two sets of pre-order deals are available at two different retailers with discounts up to 18% off for MogStation keys of FFXIV: Stormblood.
Both DLGamer and GMG are digital retailers hosting very similar discounts. The UK-based GMG is fully authorized and selling Stormblood keys to both North American and European customers alike at a 17% discount rate dropping the standard edition from $40 to $33.79. It's the same situation for the France-based DLGamer offering a slightly better 18% discount offer and seeing the standard edition go down to $32.99.
- Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood Digital Collector's Edition - $49.79 at GMG (list $60)
- Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood - Digital Collector's Edition - $49.49 at DLGamer (list $60)
- Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood - $33.29 at GMG (list $40)
- Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood - $32.99 at DLGamer (list $40)
Both retailers are selling legit copies of MogStation keys (these work with non-Steam version of AAR). Be sure you are purchasing in the right region and we recommend you avoid using a VPN while purchasing. Final Fantasy XIV is a region-locked title and has different keys for North America and PAL/ROW regions. Keys sent to you will include the early access/pre-order bonus keys, which you can redeem here.
Now that there's a discount involved, is it worth bumping up to the Collector's Edition? Well, everyone is in a different situation. Cosmetically, there are extra options in the Collector's Edition and hardcore fans may appreciate the extra Syldra Mount, Wind-up Bartz Minion, and Chicken Knife. If you think you can snag your own flying mount then we'd suggest skipping out on the pricier Stormblood Collector's Edition.
If you got bit by the E3 hype bug, we'd highly suggest taking a step back and remind yourself that the show is designed to entertain and elicit an emotional response. Having said that, there are quite a number of exciting big titles heading our way later this year (no, it's not another Skyrim port). If you're one of those gamers preferring to play on Day One or near release date because you can't wait for a seasonal sale, the good news is that select retailers are offering pre-order incentives on upcoming titles to ride the hype train.
We're spotting deals on Middle-earth: Shadow of War at a huge 28% off, Total War: Warhammer II at 20% off, and even Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus at a decent 21% off discount. For PC gamers who may be used to bigger pre-order incentives, the new price trend we've spotted for the last few years is that retailers are hesitant to deeply discount an unreleased Triple-A given publisher pressure and other factors. So to see discounts as high as 28% off was a pleasant surprise.
All deals below come with their pre-order bonus unless not explicitly stated (the Origin titles do not appear to have pre-order bonuses). Prices that should hold true are Middle-earth: Shadow of War, Warhammer II, and South Park: The Fractured But Whole. For deals using the coupon code listed below, they will expire later this week on June 16 - so act fast if you're
Use 10% off code: E3OFFER
August 2017 Releases
- 08/22: Middle-earth: Shadow of War (Steam) - $43.19 (list $60)
- 08/22: Middle-earth: Shadow of War - Silver Edition (Steam) - $57.59 (list $80)
- 08/22: Middle-earth: Shadow of War - Gold Edition (Steam) - $71.99 (list $100)
- 8/31: Life Is Strange: Before The Storm (Steam) - $13.76 (list $17)
September 2017 Releases
- 09/15: Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (Steam) - $23.75 (list $30)
- 09/28: FIFA 18 (Origin) - $47.51 (list $60)
- 09/28: Total War: Warhammer II (Steam) - $48.08 (list $60)
October 2017 Releases
- 10/13: The Evil Within 2 (Steam) - $47.51 (list $60)
- 10/17: South Park: The Fractured But Whole (Uplay) - $43.19 (list $60)
- 10/27: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Steam) - $47.51 (list $60)
- 10/27: Assassin's Creed: Origins (Uplay) - $47.51 (list $60)
- 10/31: Fallout 4 VR (Steam) - $47.51 (list $60)
November and TBA Releases
This weekend HP has fired up "Summer Savings" on select laptops and desktops with discounts up to $500 off. Not everything in the sale is a top notch discount, but we have found some bargain beauties among the group of mediocre "sales." Of note is the excellent value HP 15t Power Laptop that's a capable gaming laptop for only $600.
The top pick in HP's Summer Saving sale is the 15.6-inch HP Pavilion 15t Power Laptop for only $599.99. It's an insanely good price for a gaming capable laptop with a Quad Core i5 7th gen processor, GeForce GTX 1050 discrete video card, and a 1080p IPS display. Normally an $850 purchase but now $240 off. In our opinion, this is one of the cheapest gaming laptop you can pick up during Summer 2017 that can play modern titles at decent settings and priced well under $800.
Best of HP Summer Savings Sale
- HP Pavilion 15t Power Laptop, Core i5-7300HQ, GeForce GTX 1050, 1080p IPS, 6GB, 1TB HDD -- $599.99 (list $850)
- HP Pavilion 17t Power Laptop, Core i5-7300HQ, GeForce GTX 1050, 1080p IPS, 8GB, 1TB HDD -- $719.99(list $880)
- HP 14t Celeron N3060, 2GB RAM, 32GB eMMc -- $149.99 (list $240)
Joining the 15t is also its bigger brother 17t, with a very similar spec for $719.99. In lieu of the 15-inch display, you of course get a bigger chassis and a 17.3-inch screen. You'll also have 2GB more of RAM at 8GB vs the 15t's 6GB. It's power by the similar GeForce GTX 1050, which is currently the budget king in mobile PC gaming.
Finally, HP also has several laptop models in the 'dirt cheap' category. If you simply need a basic computing machine, The 14-inch HP 14t with a Celeron Processor for $150 is about as cheap as you'll find any laptop these days.
These deals are only valid through June 17, though it's possible there will be an extension of the sale as Summer continues. While the Pavilion Power Laptops are no't exactly a looker, as mentioned, we think the price-to-performance on these two laptops are some of the best available on the market today.
Codemasters DiRT 4 was suppose to go live on June 9th for PC - a few days behind Tuesday's PS4 and Xbox One console launch. So much for the slight delay as the game has gone live as of writing, which is a few hours ahead of schedule. At the exact same time, you can still pick up the game at GMG where you'll not only get the pre-order bonus but also a 22% off discount. Both of this offer may be gone later this week when we pass the official release date on Friday June 9.
PC is the lowest price you're going to find on DiRT 4, but surprisingly, Amazon has the console versions on sale as well. The Steam copy is 22% off with a drop to $46.79 while the Xbox One and PS4 copies are around $49 - or ~19% off which is about what you normally get if you're a Prime member (special 20% discount for select pre-order games).
- DiRT 4 (Steam) - $46.79 at GMG (list $60)
- DiRT 4 - Day One Edition (PS4) - $48.13 at Amazon (list $60)
- DiRT 4 - Day One Edition (Xbox One) - $49.72 at Amazon (list $60)
The PC discount at GMG is actually a "VIP price" that will require you to jump through a fairly minor hoop. Just login or create an account at the retailer to get the best 22% off price. You'll need to make an account at any other retailer you purchase from online, so you might as well go through the trouble and get the best price online for Codemasters' latest.
The discounts on Amazon are a curious thing, and actually started off lower this week with the PS4 version running at only about $40. Since then prices on the PS4 and Xbox One copies have risen to their current ~$49 levels and will likely continue to rise through the weekend due to Amazon's price robot. It's safe to say they'll be around for only a a limited time. If you're a DiRT series fan and you're planning to play on Day One, we suspect these are the best deals available for all platforms in the near future.