akamike (2007-2010)

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



Thanks for sharing Mike. That Frugalgaming site looks like it could be really useful.


I've been strongly considering taking up crack as an alternative to gaming.
It would be infinitely cheaper as my addictive personality forces me to buy every bit of DLC for all my games.
As I own RockBand this means that approximately 72% of my wages are spent on songs. At last count I had over 520 songs.
I don't even like half of them :(

That Frugal Gamer site is too hard to look at. Don't like it.


I have to agree with StalkerB, that Frugal Gamer site could use a bit of a redesign :P

Throughout the years, I've mostly relied on friends, coworkers, and my own knowledge (working at a GameStop tends to give you a bit of knowledge about sales that are going on) to find my deals, I've never really used the internet to find that kind of information. I'm sure there are some great sites for deals on my side of the pond, but I can't be arsed to find them right now.

Every penny I make is going to rent and food, though, so I've been backing off on the mainstream game scene for a while. Now the only games I really play (besides freeware and cheap indie games) are either gifts from people or games my roommates have. (just started playing Fable 2 last night, pretty excited about that, and I got Mirror's Edge for Christmas, which I absolutely loved, despite the piss-poor story)


'Completed' Fable 2 the other night 1000/1000 Gamerpoints anyway. Well, except now it's 1000/1100. Stupid DLC.

I only recently played the demo of Mirror's Edge and quite liked it. Normally I vomit at head bob games (especially Duke Nukem 64 and Marathon XBLA) and this was supposed to be bad but it didn't bother me.


Thanks for the mention of my site (Frugal Gaming).

For those people that said the site needs a redesign, I totally agree, and its something that is being sorted.

I have a web designer on the case, the current design is a result of my limited design abilities, hopefully the new site will be easier on the eyes and a lot easier to navigate.

Thanks again



Hey Darren, thanks for stopping by. Glad to hear about your redesign, I look forward to it! Keep up the good work :)


Thanks for sharing such a sites coz it helps alot to save hard earned money.


i use www.gamerhotline.com