Shop like a peasant, play like a King

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We all love gaming, else you wouldn’t be here, but let’s be honest for a bit. Gaming is a massively expensive hobby, not only do you need the expensive, PC/console but you also need a rocking TV screen, great sound and not to mention the small issue of the R800 games.

There is no way any mere mortal could pick up every game they wanted on release day, but what if you weren’t a peasant and were rather a King? Well King Price Insurance has stepped up to the plate to bring you the very best gaming deals we could find to make you feel like a King.

Now obviously the best deals are the older games and especially from sites like GOG or Steam sales but what every red/green blooded gamer really wants is games on launch day for a good price.

So let’s pit the local retailers against each other and see who comes out tops. Pricing is shown as PC/LastGen/ThisGen with special mentions if the Xbox 360 and PS3 or Xbox One and PS4 prices are different.

Takealot

Kalahari

BT Games

AnimeWorx

Shadow of Mordor -/R540/R720 -/R539/R689 R445/R525/R699 R485/R575/R765
Forza Horizon 2 -/R540/R720 -/R564/R699 -/R525/R699 -/R575/R765
Alien Isolation -/R499/R599 R429/R529/R599 R445/R525/R615 R485/R575/R670
Drive Club -/-/R799 -/-/R749 -/-/R799 -/-/R860
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While BT Games and Kalahari seem to win, it really does depend on which platform you are gaming on.

So hopefully we’ve piqued your interest with some solid gaming deals, but as you know we are never right so please let loose in the comments below on where you find your best gaming deals. And while you’re at it, with your decreasing monthly insurance premiums from King Price, make sure you use the cash you’re saving for some more games!

This article was sponsored by King Price Insurance, no seriously we didn’t just pick them out of a hat. The editorial and content is entirely created in house, and we like to be able to eat.  So be a gaming buddy and if you need an insurance quote for your gaming equipment or just want to look at new car insurance options then give them a try.

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Last Updated: October 7, 2014

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    I heard Gollum endorses them because they cover the precious.

    • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

      ^ Lol.

    • Admiral Chief 0

      XD

    • Hammersteyn

      Winner

  • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

    Is it just me or does that dude with the cellphone above look like he seriously needs a drink? Probably standing around all day. Waiting for these people to get the perfect photo of him standing with this cellphone showing him nothing, while wearing shades inside like an ass.

    I would need a few beers after this.

    • Hammersteyn

      Love his shirt and jacket combo.

      • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

        It really screams alcoholic.

        • Hammersteyn

          Bit I don’t dress like that………oh wait.

    • Spaffy

      Anyone wearing shades indoor is a deuce.

      • Hammersteyn

        Or caps after dark.

        • Spaffy

          Or socks and plakkies

          • Or a polo neck underneath a shirt.

          • Spaffy

            Or an All Blacks T-shirt

          • Hammersteyn

            THIS!!!

          • Hammersteyn

            Crocs >:(

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Any kind of head covering while driving, unless it’s a convertible.

          • Kensei Seraph – Staff

            What about religious head coverings?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            That’s why I said head covering & not hat 😉

          • JJ of Meridian

            Oh yea. I forgot you love those silky headbands to keep all your hair together when you’re driving your Mini Convertible.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            How many times must I tell you I’m cosplaying Rambo?

          • JJ of Meridian

            Just for reference for the other people here on Lagz….
            http://www.freakingnews.com/pictures/103000/Rambo-make-up–103416.jpg

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            LOL!

          • Hammersteyn

            You’re not all that bad looking

      • JJ of Meridian

        Yes. Agreed. A giant boks.

      • Admiral Chief 0

        Deuce you say?….

        • Spaffy

          Yea, not allowed to say doos, am I?
          😛

          • Hammersteyn

            You just said doos………and so did I.

      • Admiral Chief 0
        • Guest

          You…

        • Spaffy

          You douche…

  • Hammersteyn

    Can they ensure Kalahari delivers on time? @Admiral Chief 0:disqus might be interested in their services then 😛

    • Alien Emperor Trevor
      • Hammersteyn

        Oh snap

      • HvR

        TakeAlot was quick to adopt Kalahari tendencies.

        Returned my faulty Tt mouse two weeks ago; was told I was getting credit last week received a mail yesterday now I’m getting a replacement by end of next week …. hopefully (actual quote).

        Other two returns, last year and earlier this year, was done and dusted from a week logging the return.

        With three week lead times you might as well just order from UK directly.

    • Admiral Chief 0

      You shut it!

      • Hammersteyn

        XD XD XD

  • Hammersteyn

    Traded in Watchdogs and Wolfenstein at BT Games, SOM cost me R160 for the preorder edition with the steelbook cover 😀

    • Sageville

      That cover was win.

  • Kensei Seraph – Staff

    It should be noted that with the AWX membership there’s a R10,00 discount on what you have listed for AWX (I looked around at the prices for Shadow of Mordor).

    • Admiral Chief 0

      WOW R10???? YOU JEST SURELY?

      • Kensei Seraph – Staff

        No not really, but they are offering the pre-order incentives post launch (I think) which I’m not sure if BT and the others also do.

        • Sageville

          Everyone offers the same pre-order incentives as far as I know

          • Kensei Seraph – Staff

            Yeah, but once the game is released can you walk into a store/order online and purchase a copy that includes the pre-order incentive code or do they stop selling the copies that include the code?

          • Sageville

            Ah I see, although that’s not important to me as when I Pre-Order I do so before game release.

          • Kensei Seraph – Staff

            Yeah, but I’m not always sure about a game until a few days after release (that’s how I got my pre-order edition of Dues Ex: HR).

  • JJ of Meridian

    I only noticed the other day that Uplay prices are all in Euro.
    Another reason never to use them.

  • JJ of Meridian

    The absence of so many pc games on those sites must mean that Gabe is doing something right.

    • Kensei Seraph – Staff

      Interesting how the 2 with physical stores are the only ones to have PC listed for all versions (except the excl*sives).

      • well if you can buy online why would you want to order a physical copy…

        • JJ of Meridian

          What you said.
          Except of course if you get a figurine or a lapdance with your purchase.
          Wait, no, got my shops mixed up again.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            CNA will do anything to get people into the shop.

          • Hammersteyn

            They lost me when MAD magazine stopped selling there and then came back full colour, ten times less funny but ten times more expensive

        • Viking Of Divinity

          To save money! (at least here)

        • Kensei Seraph – Staff

          I can buy the PC copy and get a digital version of Shadow of Mordor for R599 or the physical version for R445.
          Now which would you pick?

        • Spaffy

          With the size of some of these games and the terrible download speeds I get, physical for me almost everytime

        • Sageville

          …said Xbone developers….

        • Hammersteyn

          Trade ins.
          * oh wait, PC

  • Kensei Seraph – Staff

    I think my maths my have malfunctioned.
    Is R499 really more than R529?

    • Gave it to kalahari as they had the PC version

      • Kensei Seraph – Staff

        True, afterall there’s no way anyone would choose to play an FPS on console when they could play it on PC.

      • Sageville

        Well, if Kalahari and Takealot “merge” then I’m hoping to see future price reductions.

  • JJ of Meridian

    I think the King Price ad on YouTube is the only one where I’ve watched the entire thing. Mostly because they told me to skip the ad and no one tells me what to do.

    • HvR

      Do not lie, you watch this guys ads to see how he can get so ripped while eating so much steak and potato salad.

  • Guild

    Went to AnimeWorx to check PS4 pricing on Shadows of Mordor and Diablo 3. Was interested in getting them but decided against it. Why is Diablo 3 and a new release like Shadows of Mordor priced exactly the same at R765?

    • JJ of Meridian

      Wait until they release GTA V on pc or the new consoles and they’ll act like that’s a new game too and charge you the price of one.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      For the same reason a can of Coke costs the same everywhere. They set the prices & there’s not much competition. Unless you go to some dodgy Porra cafe, then it costs twice as much as “recommended” retail price.

      • Guild

        Still annoying that a game that got released a few months ago costs the same as a game released last week. Thought there would be some price reductions as Diablo 3 is a bit older now

  • Rags

    Mmmkay.

  • FoxOneZA

    That pricing of DriveClub is stiff compared to Forza Horizon 2.

    • JJ of Meridian

      The fact that I can’t get Forza on my pc means it might as well cost a million dollahs. 🙁

      • FoxOneZA

        You can still get Project Cars on your PC which is more Forza like than any other racinng game the PC community could have hoped for.

        • JJ of Meridian

          I’m actually quite hyped up for that one. The Crew is lost on me since I’ll have to deal with all the Uplay crap and the online racing community tends to be a bunch of boxes (at least for pc and for arcady games).

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I can attest to that while playing the demo. I was racing along a freeway & could see this player icon getting closer & closer, then saw the guy just sitting in the middle of the road dead still, so I swerved & t-boned the crap out of his car. Wait… that makes me the troll. :/

  • Admiral Chief 0

    So, I did the King Prince insurance quote. And they wanted to charge me DOUBLE.

    WTF?

    • Hammersteyn

      Did you at least get your R400?

      • Admiral Chief 0

        They also give R400??

      • Admiral Chief 0

        They also give R400??

        • Hammersteyn

          Just kidding 😛

        • Hammersteyn

          Just kidding 😛

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