Uplay Black Friday Sale: Buy One, Get One Free

Subject: General Tech | November 27, 2014 - 10:03 PM |
Tagged: ubisoft, black friday

Another quick Black Friday post, this one on Ubisoft's Uplay service. At least in Canada, if you purchase one title of a selected list, you will get a choice of one from a second list, for free. While the headliners are Ubisoft's first-party titles, there are a few from EA, Sega, Telltale, Deep Silver, Bethesda, WB Games, Capcom, Square Enix, and Kalypso to round out the “Buy” list (every free bundle game is from Ubisoft, though).

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The list of “Buy” (full price) games are:

  • Assassin's Creed: Unity (PC, Xbox One, PS4)
  • Far Cry 4 (PC, 360, Xbox One, PS3 – Not PS4???)
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition (PC)
  • Alien Isolation (PC)
  • Assassin's Creed: Rogue (360, PS3)
  • Tales from the Borderlands (PC)
  • Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (PC)
  • Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (PC)
  • The Evil Within (PC)
  • Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse (PC)
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order (PC)
  • FIFA Soccer 15 (PC)
  • The Sims 4 (PC)
  • Football Manager 2015 (PC)
  • Rocksmith (2014) (PC, 360, PS3 – Xbox One is listed by not available in the store???)
  • Just Dance 2015 (360, Xbox One, PS3, Wii)
  • Escape Dead Island (PC)
  • Tropico 5 (PC)
  • Shape Up (Xbox One)
  • Metro: Redux Bundle (PC)

Purchasing one of the above allows you to get one of the following PC titles:

  • Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • Far Cry 3
  • Assassin's Creed III: Deluxe Edition
  • Watch_Dogs
  • Splinter Cell: Blacklist
  • Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry
  • Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD
  • Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
  • Anno 2070
  • Might and Magic: Heroes VI (Complete)
  • Rayman Legends

Of course, the first thing that pops into my mind is the AMD "Never Settle" promotion. It is interesting that game publishers are also considering a "build your own bundle" initiative, breaking from the "these two games are shrink-wrapped together" model that was previously dominant. Perhaps this will be something that Valve considers for one of their future promotions?

If you were considering paying full price for one of the first list of titles, than purchasing it through the Ubisoft store might get you an extra game for free. Personally, I've been considering Far Cry 4 and Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag has been given a lot of good publicity. The sale started on the American Thanksgiving season and runs until December 15th, so you have a little time to think.

Source: Ubisoft

Black Friday Tech Deals - Updated on the Fly!

Subject: General Tech | November 29, 2013 - 03:42 PM |
Tagged: deals, black friday

As the smart ones sit around their computers and laptops today rather than brave the wilds of the outside, we are gathering some of our favorite Black Friday tech deals to go along with our PC Perspective Holiday Gift Guide.

If you are looking to build or significantly update your PC and are looking for component suggestions, be sure you check out the PC Perspective Hardware Leaderboard!!

Keep in mind that some of the deals might expire throughout the day!  We'll be adding to this list (newest at the top) as the day progresses, so keep checking back!

Samsung 840 EVO 250GB - 1TB

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AMD FX-9590 8-Core Black Edition Processor

PS Vita with 4 Games: Walking Dead, Sly Cooper, Retro City Rampage, Uncharted

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Saint's Row IV PC Game Download

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Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD

NVIDIA SHIELD Android Gaming Device with Case and 2 Games

ASUS Taichi 11.6-in Convertible Touch Ultrabook

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ASUS Z87-A ATX Motherboard

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MSI Z87 MPOWER Motherboard

Orico USB 3.0 and eSATA External SATA HDD Dock

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ASUS GTX 680 DirectCU II OC Edition

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ASUS Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU

PowerColor AX7870 2GB GHz Edition

Crucial M500 960GB SSD

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Elgato Game Capture HD 1080p Recorder

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SanDisk 64GB microSDXC Memory card with Adapter