Finding the Best Gaming Deals
Being a gamer can be quite a pricey lifestyle if you are always buying the latest and greatest games. £40-£50 on new releases will quickly burn a hole in your pocket, but it doesn't have to be that way. I thought I would share a couple of ways I find some gaming deals, on games old and new.
There are two locations I check out online for money saving deals, Frugal Gaming and HotUKDeals. Of course, these are UK based and therefore useless to my international readers. However, I welcome everyone to share their deal hunting locations in the comments, UK or not. :)
Frugal Gaming is a blog, updated daily, with deals for Xbox 360, Wii, PS3, PS2, DS, PSP and PC. There have been some fantastic deals listed there, such as the Xbox 360 Wireless Bridge at £33 rather than £60 and word of the Wireless Entertainment Pack (Wireless Controller, Lego Indiana Jones and Kung Fu Panada) for £20. Darren, who runs the site, also updates the Frugal Gaming Twitter account and has just launched a forum so readers can share their own deals and discuss gaming.
HotUKDeals is a digg-like site where users submit tips on deals, vouchers, freebies and more for online and off retail. This site goes beyond gaming, with clothes, DVDs, electricals, music, food and more spread across several main categories. Users can then rate a submitted deal hot (good) or cold (bad) to help other users know what really is a good deal.
For gaming deals, check out the Entertainment section and occasionally look at Computers, as a few get submitted there as well. Don't forget to look at the new section as well, because some deals don't last long!
I hope these two sites help with finding some gaming deals of your own, all year round. Share your sources in the comments, and lets all go play some games :D