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    Old 12-07-2012, 03:36 PM
    M_the_C M_the_C is offline
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    Default PC Gaming Bargains V - The Bargains Strike Back

    Welcome to the PC Gamer Bargain thread, home of PC Bargain Hunters Anonymous.
    Below is some information you may find useful for searching and reporting bargains.

    Currency Conversion:
    Several places (GOG, Humble Bundle, etc.) only list prices in US$. There are plenty of currency conversion websites around, however they often use different rates of conversion. If you are going to be paying through Paypal (often the only option that doesn't pass currency conversion onto your bank, which can incur fees), you can find out what price they will be purchasing at. Log into your account on the Paypal website, then go Profile>My Money, click on Currencies and then select Payment Conversion in the Currency Exchange box. The rest should be self-explanatory.

    Viewing Other Currencies:
    Most sites make it difficult to view games in different currencies, usually by redirecting (e.g. from .com to .co.uk), however some give you useful options. It should be noted however that this does not allow you to purchase in that price, and it may even be necessary for you to change it back before purchasing through the site.

    Impulse/GameStop have a link under the price to switch between local and US Dollars.

    Steam allow you to pick any region by appending ?cc= and a two letter country code to the url (assuming there isn't a ? already, in which case you change the ? to an & or remove everything after the ?) e.g.
    [CODE]http://store.steampowered.com/app/1500/?cc=us
    http://store.steampowered.com/sub/15407/?snr=1_7_suggest__13&cc=uk[/CODE]
    USA = us
    UK = uk or gb

    [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-1_alpha-2#Officially_assigned_code_elements"]A full list can be found here.[/URL]

    Useful links:
    [URL="http://www.pcgamer.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20738"]List of Digital Distribution Services[/URL]
    Compiled by Megazell on this forum.
    [URL="http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2981458"]Indie Bundle thread on the Steam forums[/URL]
    Where I get most of my up-to-date information about various game bundle sites.
    [URL="http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/tag/the-rps-bargain-bucket/"]Rock, Paper, Shotgun Bargain Bucket[/URL]
    A weekly round-up of deals by SavyGamer.
    [URL="http://www.find-game.co.uk/"]Find-Game.co.uk[/URL]
    Useful for doing a quick search to see if there's a cheaper price around. Only searches UK retail though.
    [URL="http://www.gamestracker.com/pc-prices.htm"]Games Tracker[/URL]
    As above but works in more countries, and also searches some of the digital distribution sites.
    [URL="http://steamcommunity.com/groups/IndieBundleTracker"]Indie Bundle Tracker[/URL]
    A Steam community group for sharing information about Indie bundles, founded by doctor_roxo. [SIZE="1"]Please don't cry.[/SIZE]

    If you can think of any more useful information, just let me know and I'll add it to the post. Happy bargain hunting.

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    Old 12-07-2012, 03:37 PM
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    Gamefly:
    [URL="http://www.gamefly.co.uk/Download-STALKER-Clear-Sky/5005038/"]S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Clear Sky - £1.99[/URL]

    Green Man Gaming:
    [URL="http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/gb/en/pc/games/action/batman-arkham-asylum-game-year/"]Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY - £1.61[/URL] (with code below)

    Requires Steam. Green Man Gaming also have a survey going that will give you a 35% discount code, which I found [URL="http://www.hotukdeals.com/vouchers/green-man-gaming-35-discount-using-voucher-code-1397367"]here[/URL] so you could just use it. Or use it and fill in the survey anyway just to be nice.

    GetLoadedGo:
    [URL="http://getloadedgo.com/"]Any 2 for £10 or all for £20[/URL]
    Assassin's Creed Revelations
    Driver San Francisco Deluxe Edition
    Might & Magic: Heroes VI Deluxe Edition
    Rayman Origins
    Settlers 7 Paths to a Kingdom


    I've heard good things about some of these games, however all of them use UPlay DRM, which may be a deal killer for some people. This one is also not available in North America, whereas the previous one have been.

    In other news, Titan Quest and some Red Faction DLC have been added to the beat the average level in the [URL="http://www.humblebundle.com/"]Humble THQ Bundle[/URL].
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    Old 12-07-2012, 03:50 PM
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    you linked to a indie bundle thingy and it wasn't mine. i'm gonna go cry
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    Does anyone know any other ways of paying apart from paypal, where there aren't any extra costs for foreign currency purchases?
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    Old 12-07-2012, 07:53 PM
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    Quote:
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    you linked to a indie bundle thingy and it wasn't mine. i'm gonna go cry
    I don't look much at the Steam community stuff, mostly just read the old forums. Added you too the list.
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    Does anyone know any other ways of paying apart from paypal, where there aren't any extra costs for foreign currency purchases?
    It mostly comes down to your bank, I've heard other people don't have to pay a flat fee, but with my bank I do. Of the three main payment companies that sites tend to use, only Paypal convert. I know Amazon Payments don't, as all the Kickstarters I've backed have been done in US$ (although I haven't backed since they started UK projects, so maybe for those it's in GBP instead). That just leaves Google checkout which I've only used once and cannot remember if you can purchase in local currency, a quick read of their website suggests not.

    One way that might work is with a pre-paid/one-time use credit card. I've never used one myself, but assuming you can find one that doesn't charge a standard fee for payments in foreign currencies, it may be an option. Then you'd just fill it up with whatever you need to pay. Maybe there's someone who has used one that can fill us in.

    Indie Game Stand:
    [URL="https://indiegamestand.com/"]Wyv & Keep[/URL]

    Got this back in the Indie Royale Alpha bundle, still haven't gotten around to playing it yet...

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    Old 12-08-2012, 09:07 AM
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    Borderland 2 for £11.99 anyone?

    [URL="http://www.simplygames.com/info/19717/Borderlands-2-CD-KEY-Download-PC"]http://www.simplygames.com/info/19717/Borderlands-2-CD-KEY-Download-PC[/URL]
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    Hitman : Absolution £18/$27/22 Euro, (where the hell is the euro key on my keyboard?)

    [url]http://www.intkeys.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=74&products _id=388[/url]

    They quite cheap, but can take up to 24 hours to email the key, I have used them twice (Borderlands 2 and Farcry 3) and received the key both times in about 4 hours.
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    also

    [url]http://isthereanydeal.com/[/url]
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    Good start to the new thread M the C, and hello again Cartoon Head!
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    Howdy mate
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