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EB Games Black Friday Sale - Steam Link + $20 Steam Voucher @ $29 / Nintendo 2DS w/ Mario Kart 7 (Preinstalled) @ $99 + MORE

This is part of Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals for 2017

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  • +8

    Thanks OP. Time for a steam link.

    • +5

      Full steam ahead.

    • +1

      It's getting steamy in here

  • +11

    Steam Link + $20 Voucher $29

    Wow. This is really good.

    • +4

      Hmmm I wonder how many of these they will actually have in stock… I would really like one for that price but have been baited too many times by EB Games both with instore offers and online with farces such as the NES Classic that I am very weary of their practices.

      • Well that was much less painful than I expected… maybe my faith in EB Games has been slightly restored…. slightly….

        Just hope it gets delivered so I can use the $20 steam card before the steam sale ends!

        • December 3rd expected delivery date for me!

    • +2

      It's a Steam $20 voucher too which means $20USD?

      • +10

        It would be $20 AUD which Steam converts to USD upon redemption.

      • +1

        I don't think so. If you buy a steam gift card anywhere its in AU and converts at the current exchange rate when you activate it.

        • +1

          Ok thanks guys

        • +2

          It's not so obvious. Some places still sell USD cards.
          But these will be AUD value cards.

    • +6

      US are getting them for $5 + shipping, this is EB bundling

      • +1

        This may be lethargic after-work ignorance but is there anywhere we can do the same to avoid the bundling?

        • +1

          simple answer - no

    • Forgive my ignorance .. but just asking about a Steam Link. What exactly does it do? From google I'm guessing I can attach it to my PC in the study and link it to my TV in the living room so I can play a PC game on my living room TV as if I had a PS4? So I'd need to buy PC copies of games and have some type of compatible controller.

      • Yep, you connect it to a TV with HDMI and stream from your computer to it, so you can play PC games on any TV in the house without having to move your computer around.

        It's compatible with a lot of different controllers, so you shouldn't have any trouble finding a compatible one. Here's a link to a list of compatible controllers.

        • You're a champion! Last question .. the game I'm streaming will show on my PC screen, right? So I can't use my PC to do work while husband plays games through the steam link?

          Thanks a bunch.

        • +1

          @compacc: From my understanding, that is correct, I'm sorry to say. You could potentially have steam installed in a virtual machine, which you could then minimise, but that might be a bit too much trouble to set up, or you might not have powerful enough ahrdware.

          Something I forgot to mention in my last comment, is that the steam link is also compatible with keyboard and mouse, as can be seen here under "How to set up the Steam Link".

        • +1

          @compacc: The link is live now, grab one while you can!

        • @BradleyDS2: Ahh thank you! I am so undecided between this and getting a PS4. I already have a PS3 and 3 wireless controllers. It's only really for my little bloke to play Lego games like Lego Avengers. Which would you recommend, do you think? Keep PS3 to use for any DVDs and get the steam link? Or upgrade to a PS4 while they are cheap over the Black Friday period?

        • +2

          @compacc: I'd recommend only getting a PS4 if you're after exclusives, since computers can do so much already, especially if you put the money you save from not buying a PS4 into upgrading your computer. You can also connect a PS3 controller directly to the computer for gaming.

          So personally, I'd say get the steam link (which is really only $10 since you'd end up buying games from steam regardless) then you can play your PC games in any room like you're using a console, then use the saved money on something else, such as a new hard drive or graphics card.

          Personally though, I'm saying this as a PC and Nintendo gamer, since most Playstation exclusives don't interest me, except for a select few such as Persona, which I play on my Vita that I got for under $200 from Cash Converters webshop like new and boxed a couple of years ago.

          There's also the Playstation TV which is cheaper and basically a Vita without a screen, so you connect it with HDMI. Here's a link to it on Amazon. You can then mod it so it can play any vita games with this if the firmware is low enough, although looking here and here it looks like it can natively play the lego games without any modding needed.

          Also, I checked and the price from Amazon is AUD 94.43 delivered to Canberra, so I'd highly recommend buying a PSTV from Amazon and the Steam Link.

        • +2

          @BradleyDS2: Just realised you were probably saying that the PS3 is for the Lego games already, whoops.

          Personally though, I would recommend checking how many games you want for the PS4 are exclusives, add their prices up, add on the cost of the console, then divide by the number of games to work out what the real cost per game would be. It'll probably end up higher than you expect.

          If you see a good deal on a PS4 though, and you really want one, go for it! Other people are often the worst judges for what you want, like with how I love my Vita and my WiiU (admittedly wouldn't like the WiiU nearly as much if it wasn't modded, but still….) and they're both viewed as bad consoles nobody should buy, but that doesn't stop me from enjoying them.

        • +1

          @BradleyDS2: You're amazing, I really appreciate the time you spent going into all that for me. I'm hopeless with this kind of thing.

        • @compacc: Hey, no worries, I'm just glad I could help!

          If you have any other questions, feel free to send me a PM and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

        • @BradleyDS2: The $8 for delivery kills it!

        • +1

          @lordra: Not if you grab two, or buy one in store.

          If you're only getting one delivered, I agree that it kills the deal.

        • does it require fast internet connection for streaming?

        • @alucardv: data stays in your local network, no

        • @compacc: A quick disclaimer you should have received is PS3 controller on PC requires some set-up and as it's a cheeky workaround, games will think it's an Xbox controller and might display ABXY, not X O ^ [] etc

  • +2

    https://ebgames.com.au/featured/pc-accessories

    Cheapest price on the Steam Link…

    • +1

      Price should be live later tonight online

  • +1

    Does anyone own the steam link and can give some feedback on it? I've always been tempting to add one to my lounge but I wasn't to sure how solid the connection would be

    • For $20 why question it? haha

      • +9

        Because $20 could buy something else?

    • +6

      Wouldn't work on my aged PC but worked well on my wife's laptop. Clever device - much better if wired from PC - Steam link - Router.

    • +2

      Works alright but there can be latency issues if playing online.

      • +1

        Perfect! Thanks for your input guys

    • +1

      I have one and it's awesome. I run it off WiFi (the router's in the same room) with my computer connected via ethernet, works great.

    • +1

      Does anyone own the steam link and can give some feedback on it? I've always been tempting to add one to my lounge but I wasn't to sure how solid the connection would be

      I bought one. Used it for about 1-2 hours including setup.
      I couldn't tolerate the latency so it's just sitting in a draw now.

      Lag was even noticeable with the gamecube emulator.

      Might be okay if you want to use it as a poor-man's chromecast.

      • +3

        In my opinion, by being able to mirror a pc, it has far better practical uses than chromecast. Precisely the only reason I got one though.

        Mind you I have a chromecast too…

    • +1

      It's a lot better if it's all connected via ethernet. No latency issues when I do that.

    • +1

      You can play pretty much any game except Rocket League.

    • +1

      Its fantastic over LAN, never tried wifi.

    • Use it over LAN with an xbox one controller and a keyboard+mouse. Great for gaming, even better for streaming my desktop so i cant watch movies, use chrome, etc.

    • It depends on how much of a reaction time you need. Competitive online FPS, forget it. Single player whatever is fine. If you have both linked up to wired connections, you will be much better off than having a wifi and definitely both on wifi.

  • +1

    You're definitely not wrong there mate! I was going to grab one regardless but I was just curious on how solid they work

  • +7

    Buy 2 steam links and get $40 USD Steam card + Wolfenstein 2 all for $58. Bargain!!

    • +1

      Then re sell steam link for RRP - $89.95 and make a profit

    • +10

      You’re not getting $40USD of steam credit

      • -3

        yes you are - if you buy 2 steam links + $40us steam card. 1 steam link = 1 $20us steam card

        • +13

          He means the steam card will be an AU version that will undergo currency conversion when you redeem it. You'll still get something like $15 per card though.

        • +4

          Yeah, what OverburdenedWarrior said.
          You’re getting $40 AUD steam credit.

        • +3

          @OverburdenedWarrior: oh my bad sorry

    • Doesn't seem to work

    • I dont think you get wolfenstein.. that is only if you buy selected PC hardware.. steam link was not in that list of hardware.

      also steamlink + $20 steam card bundle appears to be online only, not in stores.

    • Hmm, they've changed the wording. It's now 'Buy selected PC Accessories over $47" which takes you to a page with all their high-priced accessories. I wonder if you show them the email campaign pic linked above, they would have to honour it?

      • +1

        I managed to get it after 2 stores. First one wouldn't do it but the second did. Depends on the managers.

        • Ahh nice one! Might give it a shot.

  • +2

    Goodness - Wolfenstein 2 and Evil Within 2 seem to be this year's Titanfall 2 - good games that got reduced within weeks of release. I remember buying TF2 for $37 about a month after release during a Target sale.

    • +2

      Gran Turismo Sport was released only a few weeks ago and is already down to $30 in most sales…

    • +1

      Since Doom last year all Bethesda games have become half price a month after release. I can see them becoming $30-40 by Christmas.

      • +1

        I hoping it goes a similar way for their switch titles.

  • +2

    Elgato Game Capture HD60 S - $199

  • +4

    Also found Pokémon sun and moon for $36. Great deal 👍🏼

    • +1

      I picked up Ultra Moon for $42 at Big W on the weekend but this is a great price if you're after the original release.

      • +1

        What is the difference between ultra and the regular sun/moon?

        • +2

          US and UM are what Platinum is to Diamond and Pearl, or what Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Sky is to Time and Darkness, or what Emerald is to Ruby and Saphire, or what Crystal is to Gold and Silver.

          Basically, they're not an entirely new game, but they improve upon the previous and add a lot of content.

        • @BradleyDS2: alright, thanks a lot! So is it worth the extra bucks to pick up the ultra versions?

        • @superbb: If you want the extra content, it is.

          EB has exclusive editions of Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon that have a map and steelbook, they're $70 and have been selling out very quickly in the US, reselling for over $100 USD from what I hear.

        • @BradleyDS2: wow, this is going to be my first Pokémon game since the DS, so I think I might go with the regular versions :) thanks for your help.

        • @superbb: No worries! Also, don't forget that the remakes of the DS pokemon games should be coming out next year or the year after, so look forward to that!

        • @BradleyDS2: just found out the steel book edition of sun/moon is ALSO $36 @ EB Games! What a steal! I think I might pick up the steel book edition

          Edit - it isn’t the ultra versions :(

        • @superbb: Oh, that's a shame. Still worth getting though, it also comes with a map, which is quite detailed.

  • +6

    It doesn't state which Switch accessories. Be prepared to be disappointed.

  • +2

    Tempted by some of the half price collectors editions..but do I really need them, no :(

  • +12

    Damn, no 2DS XL deals!

    • ebay has the 10% off tomorrow, can at least get it a bit cheaper.

  • +1

    Own both ps and Xbox consoles plus a gaming pc, and I've never owned a Nintendo product in my life (moved through Atari, Sega then PlayStation). Is switch even worth buying?

    • +4

      It really depends whether you like Nintendo games. It's probably the best console I've owned, but I'm a huge Mario fan so I'm biased

    • +3

      You missed snes??! As teens would say OMG! Best gaming time of my life… N64 was next… Then it's been up n down.. I own a lot of consoles btw… Colecovision onwards… :)

    • +3

      As a handheld and portable, absolutely. Has made my 3 hour transit every weekday much more enjoyable and fulfilling.

      As a home console, it's still fun especially as it's one of the few consoles that encourages couch co-op, however I do admit, I do more gaming on my ps4 when I'm home as there's a larger variety of games available not held back by graphical fidelity.

    • +3

      If you can find time to game on the go, then yeah.

      I bought it for a flight overseas, but have continued to use it almost daily since we got back.

      It's exceeded any expectations I had.

    • +2

      Hand held consoles for me when I was a kid was old school single game handhelds…like the aeroplanes dropping parachutes and stuff and I have to fight them off from my battleship with the help of a static cannon which moved 180 degrees, (Think it was called Air Fighter, yep, this guy :) or the Tetris hand held consoles. There was bunch of others as well, forgot their names. Eventually PSP and PS Vita took care of gaming on the go. My first TV console was an Atari 2600. Before hand held consoles were actually electronic, most of my handheld consoles were err….analogue.

      One of them was filled with water and had rings inside it, and there was a pole in the middle. The console had a button, pressing which would burst air inside creating a ripple and move the small rings. Goal was to put all the rings through the pole :)

      I don't have idle travel time (drive to work) so I'll miss the opportunity where most of my friends usually play their switch.

      At home I mainly play on PC or PS4, and sometimes on the xbone depending on exclusive games for that console. If and when I do get some time for couch co-op with the Mrs, we play Terraria on our PCs. :\

      I guess I will have to skip this generation of Nintendo as well then :(

      Thanks for the replies :)

      • -3

        Cool story bro

  • +1

    Thoughts on GTA at this price? I already have it on ps3 but want it for XB1 - likelihood of it being cheaper on boxing day?

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