This is the time of year that I miss my country. I know it's dumb, but there's something about eating far too much turkey (and mainly stuffing) with family, getting drunk, and then going out and spending a ridiculous amount of money on Black Friday sales. The food, the sales... it's a good time to be in 'merica. However, South Africa has finally gotten on the Black Friday bandwagon, and your wallet will beg for mercy.
It’s that time of the year again. The time for gaudy decorations, fruit cake that is harder than reinforced concrete and gifts under the tree that are bound to disappoint. Yes, I’m still bitter about the fact that I literally got a bar of soap for Christmas. Still, if there’s a gamer or two in your life, then now is the time to grab a gift early on the latest Steam sale, and squirrel that away. Here’s what has the charts on fire.
We know that gaming is expensive. It's something we all love and see value in, but sometimes it can seriously hurt our wallets. As such, we try to let you know when you can save money - sometimes with special sales on digital games, or in this case, an amazing deal for an Xbox One.
All Hallows' Eve, or Halloween, is all about that time when those spirits from beyond return to haunt us. Remember the ghost of your paycheck, or how about the spirit of your backlog? Well prepare to light some candles, the Steam Halloween Sale has begun and it's after your money, and your soul.
I love random days like Halloween. It usually means large amounts of unnecessary candy, in-game themed community events, and sometimes, games for really cheap. PlayStation are throwing together some rather delicious specials to welcome in the scary event, all taking place over the next two weeks.
Hey you! Do you like killing stuff? Do you like it when said killed stuff drops loot? If you said yes to one or all of these, I’d imagine you are a big fan of Diablo III and its expansion, Reaper of Souls. If you’ve yet to try the action clickathon because you’ve been saving up those pennies, then today is your lucky day. Blizzard have both the core and expansion at 50% cheaper – so basically the increase for PS Plus, but in reverse!
Steam often has glorious sales that lead to epic backlogs, but the console gamers also need the love. PS Plus generally ensures that I always have a huge backlog of awesome games to play, but just in case I missed some, the PlayStation store has launched a sale that will make my bank account bleed.
The PlayStation Network is having a sale. It's actually been going for a while, but the games were pretty lame and I didn't want to waste your time or mine reporting on it. Now they've upped their game, and your wallet might just beg for mercy.
By all rights, GTA V is one of the best games of 2013. Hell, it’s still one of the best games of 2014, even if it does demand a hefty premium price tag. Has that discouraged you from buying the game? Well fret not, wannabe five-star amigos, because you can join Trevor, Michael and Franklin in San Andreas for cheap thanks to an Xbox Live sale that currently happens to be on.
We all know the Steam Summer Sale is coming. My wallet isn't ready, so I will probably have to just unplug my router until it's over. But before I can even prepare for that, Good Old Games has started their sale, and it includes a free game.
If you’re keen to jump in on the next generation, but think the R6799 RRP for the PlayStation 4 is a tad too high, then you may wish to grab one for just R5999 from Takealot, as part of their daily deals. This is likely the cheapest you’ll see the machine locally for a while yet, so if you want to save cash on a PS4, now’s the time to do it. Kalahari is also selling off the PlayStation 4 at R5999 today....and today only. Go here!
Steam and its myriad sales and bundles is responsible for much of the content clogging up your backlog. Chances are, you’ll never got to playing all of those games, because you’re always buying new ones. Origin wants in on that backlog-stuffing action too, and has kicked off a new sale that takes a dig at the Steam games you don’t play – by offering ones it’s certain you will.
End of May is upon us (holy crap, are you kidding me? The year is almost over?) and it's time for some crazy deals. Kalahari is offering a one day only deal; you get R100 off when you spend R350 or more. It's only valid for today, so go get shopping.
I still remember the days before I had Steam. I used to share an account with my husband, so I never saw all the sales, didn't get those emails saying that games in my wish list were on sale. Now, I have to practice all the self control, because I could easily buy far too many awesome games, especially at these prices.
YouTube may not have much in the way of competition (Vimeo? HA!), but the one online video platform that could easily give the Google giant a run for its money has to be Twitch. Twitch on its own is a behemoth of live-streaming with various channels dedicated to gaming. Now imagine all of that combined with YouTube should a deal go through.