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Deals & Sales

  • Black Friday 2018: Microsoft details discounts for Xbox console and games

    Microsoft has announced upcoming Black Friday deals for its Xbox devices and services. “The holidays are almost here, and Xbox is back this year with our biggest Black Friday sale ever,” said Microsoft on its website. Selected consoles, games and Xbox memberships will go on sale. Consoles Microsoft will be offering a US$100 dollar discount on selected Xbox One bundles from 18 - 26 November. Though the company has not confirmed all qualifying bundles, the Xbox One S Minecraft bundle is included. The Xbox One X will be at its “lowest price ever”, going on sale for US$399.99 Get a digital Gears...

  • 10 tasty tech deals from South Africa’s online stores [Mon 9 July]

    While the cost of living may be climbing in South Africa, techies do what techies do: spend even more money on devices. With that said, we take a look at a few interesting deals listed today from the world of South Africa's online stores. iPhone SE 32GB | Was R5999, Now R4499 Listed at 25% off, the iPhone SE has long been the understated device in the Apple smartphone range. Just because it's based on 2013's iPhone 5, doesn't mean it can't offer entry level value into the Cupertino ecosystem. Sennheiser Momentum M2 AE | Was R5000, Now R2999 Listed at 40%, the...

  • Steam sale: save on Ubisoft titles this weekend

    Ah, what's a weekend without a Steam sale to go with it? The last time saw Activision's Call of Duty franchise on sale, but now it's Ubisoft's turn for cut-price goodness. Starting with the Assassin's Creed franchise, we see the entire series get price cuts, such as Origins (40% off to R509), Syndicate (50% to R299.50) and Unity (60% off to R159.60). This extends all the way down to R60 a pop for Assassin's Creed and Assassin's Creed 2. Ahead of Far Cry 5's release, the shooter franchise has also received discounts across the board, such as Far Cry Primal (60% to...

  • Nintendo Switch Spring Into Action sale packs some solid discounts

    The Nintendo Switch is already home to a solid library of games, but we can't afford them all, can we? Fortunately, Nintendo is holding the Spring Into Action Sale, which ends on 5 April. We've got some noteworthy deals, starting with the sub-R100 titles. In this tier, you'll find the likes of Toki Tori, Mutant Mudds Collection, Steamworld Dig, Serial Cleaner and Blaster Master Zero. Got just under R200 to spare? Then you've got titles like Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap, Thumper, Jackbox Party Pack 2, Steamworld Dig 2, Axiom Verge, Crypt of the Necrodancer and Rocket League. What about big-name...

  • CoD franchise on sale this weekend via Steam

    Steep discounts on Call of Duty games tend to be rare on Steam. After all, the games are popular enough that people will buy them anyway. But if you're still holding out on buying a few CoD games, then you'll be glad to know that the franchise has been discounted as part of a weekend deal on the PC storefront. The discounts range from the ho-hum (25% off Black Ops 3, 35% off World War Two) to the very attractive (50% off CoD, CoD 2, CoD: United Offensive, World at War, Infinite Warfare, the Modern Warfare games). Not enough of a discount...

  • Latest Humble Mobile Bundle has a ton of gaming goodness

    Humble Bundles are a great way to get a collection of PC and mobile games at a cheap price. So we're glad to see Humble Mobile Bundle 22 surface this week, offering plenty of quality titles for Android owners. Opt for the base tier (US$1 or more) and you get screen-cutting puzzler Splitter Critters, award-winning puzzle/RPG Star Vikings Forever and turn-based RPG Galaxy of Pen & Paper. Beat the average (US$4.83 at the time of writing) and you'll receive multi-platform hit Oxenfree, odd platform/puzzler Mushroom 11 and mystery/stalking title Another Lost Phone: Laura's Story. Finally, the US$5 or more tier gives players...

  • Steam Winter Sale is here, so what’s worth getting?

    Digital game sales are always a great way to add a few gems to your library, and the Steam Winter Sale is no exception obviously. The sale, which kicked off yesterday (21 December) and ends on 4 January 2018, has a number of solid deals right now. So which ones should you consider? For starters, space-faring title Elite: Dangerous has received a 75% discount to R105, but you'll need to splash out R210 on the Horizons Season Pass if you want to explore planets. We've also got a 50% discount on Inside (now R109.50), 50% off Tekken 7 (now R449.50), 90% off...

  • Humble Store offers free game as part of Indie Mega Week sale

    The Humble Store has become a haven for bargain deals, including the ever-popular pay-what-you-want bundles. But it's also a full-fledged PC gaming storefront, in case you weren't paying attention. Now, the Humble Store has kicked off its Indie Mega Week sale, offering a variety of discounts. Don't want to spend money? The store is also offering horror title Layers of Fear for free. As for discounted titles? Expect 34% off Stardew Valley (US$9.89), 50% off Undertale (US$4.99), 60% off No Man's Sky (US$23.99), 50% off The Witness (US$19.99) and 67% off Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes (US$4.94). In case you didn't know,...

  • Your rolling guide to Black Friday tech/gaming deals [Updates]

    It's Black Friday week, which means scores of retailers have cranked up their prices and are pretending to give you a deal with a measly 10% discount. Or something. In any event, we'll be updating this article as retailers serve up their Black Friday deals, showing you the most important discounts. Raru The other big ecommerce website has some solid gaming deals, although the general gaming deals are "only" up to 30% off. Nevertheless, the company is holding a promotion on Nintendo fare (no Switch stuff though), offering up to 50% off on Wii U, Wii, DS and 3DS titles. In fact, the Wii U titles...

  • Steam Autumn Sale now live, hide your wallet etc.

    We've seen Microsoft and Sony both kick off promotions on their respective gaming storefronts. Now it's time for Steam to get in on the action, kicking off its Autumn Sale last night. Some of the noteworthy franchise deals include the Resident Evil series (up to 87% off), the Fallout franchise (up to 75% off), DIRT (between 50% and 80% discount) and Sniper Elite (between 50% and 80% off). Other noteworthy deals include Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for R75, Just Cause 3 for R63, South Park: The Stick of Truth for R100, The Witcher 3 GOTY Edition for R200, Doom for R199...