DarkMellie has done a great job in the with the old Steam specific sale topic and after a brief chat we have agreed to make this a little broader, more ambitious and kick things off so everyone can reap the benefits of better game prices in Australia .
Please feel free to discuss, share and rant about all things game discount and store related. Found an awesome deal at a local store? Post it here! Steam having a sale? Let us know!
If we can get a regular sea of content or spot anything that is newsworthy you can be sure to see it on the front page of games.on.net!
It is also worth knowing a little about region locking before making a game purchase, a number of titles do have region restrictions or limitations. What does that mean? To put simply, the content you purchase will not work in Australia unless the content is #1 region free or #2 meets the region compatibility requirements of your hardware.
Our love for DLC is also impacted by region locking. Please remember that most DLC is also region restricted.
DLC Restriction Example:
You purchase a new PlayStation 3 game from Amazon America, it's region free and works fine. DLC for this game is released on the Australian SEN. There is a significant chance that the local DLC on the Australian store will not be compatible with the game.
More information about region locking can be found here:
Wikipedia – PAL Region - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PAL_region
Play-Asia – Xbox360 Regional Compatibility Guide - http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-00-3-xbox ... 49-en.html
Now lets get right into the heart of the topic!
Local gaming discount and coupon news:
OzBargain - http://www.ozbargain.com.au
Economical Gamer - http://www.ecogamer.com.au
AppShopper - iOS - http://appshopper.com
Local game stores:
- EB Games Australia - http://ebgames.com.au
- GAME Australia - http://www.game.com.au
- JB Hi-Fi - http://www.jbhifi.com.au
- JB HI-FI Online - http://www.jbhifionline.com.au
- BIG W - http://www.bigw.com.au
- Target Australia - http://www.target.com.au
- Kmart Australia - http://kmart.com.au
- Harvey Norman - http://www.harveynorman.com.au
- Harvey Norman Direct Import - http://www.harveynormandirectimport.com
- MyGames - http://www.mygames.com.au
- Dungeon Crawl - http://dungeoncrawl.com.au
- Dick Smith Electronics - http://dicksmith.com.au
International game stores:
- TheHut - http://www.thehut.com
- Zavvi - http://www.zavvi.com
- OzGameShop - http://www.ozgameshop.com
- GAME UK - http://www.game.co.uk
- Amazon UK - http://www.amazon.co.uk
- Green Man Gaming - http://www.greenmangaming.com
- Play-Asia - http://www.play-asia.com