Throughout this week Steam will be slashing their own (often ludicrous) prices on a number of EA titles, opting for a different deal each day. We'll be letting you know each day whether or not the deal in question is worth your hard earned cash, sometimes we're here to bust open pseudo-deals and expose them for the laughable charades that they really are. View this post as more of a heads-up, and check out the image above or hit the link below to see if there's anything coming up that might tickle your fancy.
As far as we can tell, the week's going to run something like this:
- Monday: Crysis
- Tuesday: Battlefield: Bad Company 2
- Wednesday: Command and Conquer
- Thursday: Racing (Need For Speed?)
- Friday: Mirror's Edge, Dead Space and Spore
- Saturday: Mass Effect
- Sunday: Dragon Age
Today's 'deal' is 50% off of Steam listed prices for Crysis and Crysis: Warhead. Well...that's the idea. A quick link to Steam and a simultaneous little hop over to any price comparison engine will tell you that today's stellar deal is rather less than stellar. Part of the problem is with Steam's RRP, they never seem to depreciate, or rather they just kind of make them up to fleece unsuspecting internet shoppers bewitched by the slick shininess of the site, hence why both of these titles are selling for £9.99 today, which is frankly extortionate. You can pick up the original game for just £5.10 at Tesco if you've yet to use the FTSL15-1 code, or a mere £6 if not. The expansion can be picked up for £6.85 from ShopTo, although it is worth noting that the best price for Crysis: Maximum Edition (alternatively titled The Box Of Convenience) is £4 more than what Steam are offering here for buying both games together(£14.99).
There will always be people who simply cannot wait 24 hours for express delivery and want their games immediately or space-conscious gamers who prefer downloadable titles simply because they're fed up of buying extra shelves. I for one have no space to store any socks anymore simply because all of my drawers and shelves are stuffed with game boxes.
We're not here to judge.
Give a3lawy at HUKD some rep for getting there first.