Daily Deals 5/22 – Gamefly Used Sale, Battlefield 4 Pre-Order, Free RPG for Android, Xbox One Details, and more

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148810ePS3 Deals:

Medal of Honor Warfighter (Used) – $9.99 shipped at Gamefly
Max Payne 3 (Used) – $12.99 shipped at Gamefly
Darksiders II (Used) – $12.99 shipped at Gamefly

Little Big Planet Karting (Used) – $14.99 shipped at Gamefly
Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition – $14.99 at Amazon
Dishonored (Used) – $19.99 shipped at Gamefly
Assassin’s Creed III (Used) – $19.99 shipped at Gamefly

BioShock Infinite Premium Edition – $59.99 shipped at Gamestop with coupon code ‘SAVER’

In-store at Gamestop, buy a 1-year Playstation Plus membership and get $10 free to spend on PSN

Xbox 360 Deals:

Medal of Honor Warfighter (Used) – $9.99 shipped at Gamefly
Max Payne 3 (Used) – $12.99 shipped at Gamefly
Darksiders II (Used) – $12.99 shipped at Gamefly

Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition – $14.99 at Amaz188215eon
Mass Effect 3 (Used) – $14.99 shipped at Gamefly

BioShock Infinite Premium Edition – $59.99 shipped at Gamestop with coupon code ‘SAVER’

Save 50% on select game downloads on Xbox Live
Includes Bangai-O HD, Puzzle Quest 1-2, and more.

Wii U Deals:

007 Legends – $19.21 at Amazon
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two – $22.84 at Amazon

Call of Duty: Black Ops II – $29.99 shipped at Amazon
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge – $29.99 shipped at Amazon
Arkham City: Armored Edition – $32.70 shipped at Amazon

PC Game Deals:

Diablo III – $34.99 shipped at Amazon

gameflyAside from the Gamefly games listed above, here are the complete selections of used games on sale for each system:
Used PS3 Games | Used Xbox 360 Games | Used Wii Games

Look for titles with the free shipping icon.

The best deals today include the used games at Gamefly, all of which are price lows over their new equivalents, the Wii U games at Amazon, all of which are price lows by at least $3 each, Mortal Kombat, a price low on either system by $4, and the Call of Duty and Battlefield 4 Pre-Orders, price lows by $10 each.


The Xbox One was revealed yesterday.  Kotaku has a good summary of the information given about the console.

Launching later this year worldwide, Microsoft’s next gen console is marketed as ”a state-of-the art gaming console, a new  generation TV and movie system and a whole lot more.”

There were some good things shown.  I’m sure Forza will be excellent, and Quantic Break looks very intriguing.   I’m not a huge fantasy football player, but I could see how cool it would be to have those things updated while you watch the game.

However, I feel the need to focus on a couple huge pieces of information that came out after the conference, courtesy of Corporate Microsoft VP, Phil Harrison:

  • First, relating to the rumors I posted in the past few weeks, talk about used games being restricted/blocked:

But what if you want to bring a game disc to a friend’s house and play there? You’ll have to pay a fee—and not just some sort of activation fee, but the actual price of that game—in order to use a game’s code on a friend’s account. Think of it like a new game, Harrison said.

“The bits that are on that disc, you can give it to your friend and they can install it on an Xbox One,” he said. “They would then have to purchase the right to play that game through Xbox Live.”

“They would be paying the same price we paid, or less?” we asked.

Let’s assume it’s a new game, so the answer is yes, it will be the same price,” Harrison said.

  • And it was later revealed the console will need to connect to the internet at least once per day for games (even single player offline titles) to work:

Kotaku: If I’m playing a single player game, do I have to be online at least once per hour or something like that? Or can I go weeks and weeks?

Harrison: I believe it’s 24 hours.

Kotaku: I’d have to connect online once every day.

Harrison: Correct.

xbox OneI find these two pieces of information very troubling, and they’re enough that, if true, will keep me from purchasing the system.  Think about all the things that can happen where you might not be able to connect to the internet every day.  Do they not know how many countries around the world do not have reliable internet available to the people?  Or even how many areas of the US have the same issues.  Those are no longer potential customers.  I think the other entertainment industries have found ways to adapt to the used market and have benefitted from it, while video game publishers are struggling to do so.  These publishers and manufacturers seem hell bent to collect as much money as possible on every part of what we do with our consoles and games, even at the expense of their own marketshare. 

How do you feel about it?

A round-up of some other random Xbox One stuff fromicrosoft-xbox-one-4852_610x407m the past 24 hours:
Official Xbox One Site
Comparison of Hardware Specs among the 3 Xbox Consoles
Xbox One Will Not Function Without Kinect Attached
Xbox One Q&A from Microsoft
Information to take away here includes the fact that the system is not backwards compatible at all with the 360.

Sony’s stock price after the conference ended
Gamestop’s stock price after the used game information came out
The Xbox One conference in 1.5 minutes

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  • http://Www.youtube.com/rsthejuice401 Thejuice401

    Xbox one looks like a 4gb xbox with a kinnect glued to the bottom, youd think after all the “technology” bragging theyd at least make the system look cool

  • http://jasefat.blogspot.com Jim

    As an avid gamer, I was very upset about the lack of details surrounding used games. I travel frequently and hotel internet access is lacking, to say the least. An always connected console will be a no buy from me, but Microsoft s message is blurred. I’m worried that a lack of clear information means somebody is hiding something. ..

    • Andy

      I agree Jim, I think they are hiding it because they know what they’re doing. These aren’t details that are being decided 6 months before launch, imo. I’d have a lot more respect towards them if they’d be upfront about the policies instead of playing coy and trying to spin it as a benefit for us somehow.

      I have to disagree UnanimousTick. I think the strong partnership with EA is the indicator these policies are set. It also helps explain EA’s abandoning of the Wii U and Nintendo. I’d be really surprised if they went back on it. I think it’s a done deal at this point. We’ll see in ~6 months. :) The key now is what the PS4 is going to do.

      Agree 100% Brian. Corporations aren’t people, regardless of what the Supreme Court says, and they don’t make decisions with any thought about how it benefits our well-being. It’s about money, profit, and pleasing their shareholders. If they feel taking 100% of the profit from a small pie (market with no used titles) is more than taking 50% of the profit from a larger pie (new & used titles), they’ll do so. I think they’re being extremely shortsighted though. This isn’t the PC and they aren’t running Steam.

  • UnanimousTick79

    The 2 things people are worried about the most, wont happen ultimately…..MS knows that sales would suffer greatly, there will be an “about-face”….Guaranteed.

  • Brian Hinson

    Yeah, I think they might back-pedal as their comments are leaving the door open for it… but contrary to popular opinion, back-pedaling doesn’t then make them good, it just means they were forced, that’s all. And they’ll keep trying this stuff because they don’t care about the customer as much as their bottom line. To be fair though… I don’t believe most companies care about the customer all that much, it is about the dollar and only when doing the right thing gets them more money, do they actual care about doing the right thing.

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  • Brian Hinson

    Game Stops President must know something we don’t?


    So perhaps the Xbox One will allow used game sells, but you’ll have to pay an additional fee? This will hurt the actual sale price of used games for those who sell.

    • Andy

      I think Microsoft could certainly have some kind of arrangement with Gamestop, because of how large they are, where Gamestop could be the ‘official’ place to ‘trade-in’ your games and have them deactivated so someone else can buy them. So much of Gamestop’s profit depends upon used games I expect they’ll do whatever necessary to be involved.

      Lots of questions to be answered in the next few months.

  • Brian Hinson

    EA has now decided it is making Wii U games?

    So much BS floating around it stinks. Microsoft’s answers have been anything but forthcoming and you are probably spot on with your assertion of EA/Microsoft conniving together.

    • Andy

      Has EA said they’re making Wii U games? Last I heard they had ‘nothing in development’.

      Re: Microsoft, I think Jim said it well. We’re not getting straight answers because things are being hid. I think they know if everything was clear gamers would not be happy at all, whereas now it’s part speculation/part fact.