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Welcome to the last Shoestring gaming of the year where we point out where some deals are going on to help you game on a budget. This week might be slower for a lot of people already having bought their gifts but the sales continue from all over the internet. This week Amazon seems to be taking the lead in offering all kinds of incredible game and tech deals.

Amazon is currently having digital game sales over Christmas that will be ending in between the 28th of December and the 1st of January. The sales are ranging across many different consoles offering download codes of games, some of them have even been discounted up to 80% off.

Dead Space 3 for Origin is currently only $4.00 on Amazon until the 28th of December. Dead Space 3 marks the third adventure for Issac Clarke as he once again faces the impending threat of the markers and the necromorphs that are never too far behind. Dead Space 3 was the first of the games in the Dead Space franchise to have weapon customization allowing you to completely change the way that you fight against your enemies. Dead Space 3 is also entirely playable in co-op so if you have a friend that you want to join in on the fun then now’s the time to share the holiday spirit.

For a more recent game, Dragon Age: Inquisition has a deal to get $10 off the retail pricing. Dragon Age: Inquisition is the third in the Dragon Age franchise, a series of Role Playing Games set in a world of dragons and magic. If you want to hear more about what Dragon Age: Inquisition is about you can check out our review of the game.

Amazon is also going to be having a massive app sale where from today until the 26th of December, they are going to be offering $220 worth of apps for free. In Amazon’s statement on this app sale they said “Amazon Appstore will offer a number of paid apps and games for free, as part of the largest Free App of the Day bundle ever. The bundle includes apps and games from developers like Halfbrick Studios, Rovio Entertainment and Sega of America, which range in price from $0.99 to $64.99, all for free—saving customers up to $220.” So be sure to keep an eye on your Amazon App store for a chance to find as many great deals as possible!

Origin is also having a deal at the moment where they are slashing prices across a lot of their large brands. Some highlights of the sale would be titles such as Battlefield 4 for $15, The Sims 4 for $30 and Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare for $7.50. Publishers other than EA also have their games on sale as well. This Origin Sale will continue from now for a couple more days so you don’t need to rush out but if you want a lot of good EA games for cheap then Origin is where to be.

Finally there are also new weekly deals with gold for Xbox Gold subscribers. The largest of these deals is for the Telltale collection for Xbox One, normally $109 now currently $55, which consists of two seasons of The Walking Dead game, the full season of The Wolf Among Us as well as the season passes for Tales from the Borderlands and Game of Thrones.

What do you think of Amazon’s deals for the Christmas season? Are you willing to spend more or do you feel your wallet has been feeling the pain already? Are there any things that you would like to see Shoestring cover in the upcoming year?


Andrew Stretch

Events Coordinator

I have been playing all kinds of games for as long as I can remember with a particular interest in action adventure and platforming titles. While I am primarily an Xbox gamer I also spend a fair bit of time on the PS4 and on my PC in VR.