Well, GameStop’s sale ad for May 13-17, 2011 is out and there are quite a few interesting promotions to keep in mind when shopping for games. It’s a great week for picking up PS3 Move games and accessories, for example. Plus, there are a number of other discounts that could appeal to both console and PC gamers.
The two Move deals made the front page of the ad, so let’s start there…
Razer has long been known as a company that makes fancy and expensive gaming mice, keyboards, console controllers, and other peripherals. They have also been known to occasionally come out with licensed products from titles such as StarCraft II and Tron: Legacy. Now, you can add Dragon Age II to their list of licensed products.
CompuExpert is going to be attending CES 2011 this year, but you don’t be able to just walk up to its booth on the floor and start seeing some of its latest accessories for gamers. The only way you’ll be able to see Sharkoon headsets, Mionix gaming mice and Raptor-Gaming keyboards between January 6-9, 2011 is if you make an appointment. Well, you could also head to the CompuExpert website to look for retailers carrying them, since almost many of the items coming to the show are already available, but it’d be much better to see and try them in person…
As you know the holidays are coming up (if you forgot go step into any Macy’s in the country), and gamers need cool toys and gadgets to play with!
Here is a list of some of the cooler items you can get for you gamer or just nerdy friend (don’t worry, nerds are considered cool now).
Electronics and game store Microcenter has published its Black Friday 2010 ad with plenty o’ computer (Mac and non-Mac), electronics, tech and gaming deals.
Most of the sale items are limited to “one per household” and are in-store only deals.
It’s worth nothing that Microcenter is also one of the few stores that has a dedicated Apple department that sells more than just iPod junk.
Here’s a bullet-point list of bargains that includes video games, consoles, handhelds, tech toys and even some iPhone and iPod Touch stuff. I’ve also taken screen shots of the noted items which I’ll put in a Photo Gallery. Toys R Us is also shipping items for free…
If you’re a serious PC gamer with a kickass rig, then you may be interested in this contest. PC Gamer is offering two sets of Logitech gaming peripherals to two lucky commenters.
Mad Catz released the financial figures for its first quarter ending in June 2010. It saw a 11% loss in net sales compared to the same time last year. In addition to a loss in sales, Mad Catz also reported a rise in operating costs. The result of which ended up costing Mad Catz an additional $0.8 million. The primary reason behind the loss in sales? Street Fighter IV.
We’ve seen some outrageous gaming peripherals in our day, but this Cyborg R.A.T. 7 gaming mouse is as advanced as it looks. One look at this gadget and you know the owner has to be a die-hard PC gamer. Here we are thinking all we needed were two mouse buttons and a scrolling wheel, when we really needed a mouse that has more customization options than your television. The Cyborg R.A.T. 7 gaming mouse will be on display at Gamescom this month. Pre-orders are accepted right now towards to $99.99 price tag.
Alienware is aiding in the digital download movement with the M11x gaming laptop, a system one observer at E3 2010 referred to as “a netbook on steroids.”
Alienware has finally released a gateway (pun partially intended) gaming laptop for those who want a high-end gaming system but typically cannot afford one.