The New SimCity Is Your Deal of the Day

The folks who pre-ordered SimCity got hosed. Since the game came out on March 5th, it's been plagued by server issues, caused by short-sighted always-online Origin DRM. Some folks couldn't log on to the play the game at all. But EA has added servers, and the game should be be working now — just in time for Amazon to drop the price to $40.

For a game that's less than a month old, it's unusual to see major price cuts. But on Amazon you can pick it up for $20 less than list price and you'll still get EA's free apology game, if you activate SimCity today. Sure, you'll still have to deal with Origin DRM and SimCity's online-only nature. But that's simply what you've got to do to play the first new SimCity in over a decade. If you didn't pre-order the game but you still intend to play it soon, you're looking pretty smart now, like you're the mayor of Dealzville. [Amazon]


A notable omission from Time's Twitter 140 list:

Top Deals

SimCity ($40) | Amazon via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $60
30% Off CVS Online | CVS via Fatwallet | Use coupon code 30DEAL

Pretty much the best price we've ever seen for the Nest Thermostat, which could save you a bunch on heating costs and is a cool gadget in its own right.


Accessories

Pogoplug Series 4 ($38) | Amazon via Edealinfo | Originally $80
Logitech G400 Gaming Mouse ($20) | Best Buy via Dealzon | Originally $40


Miscellaneous

The New SimCity Is Your Deal of the Day

For $4.25 shipped, this poster is a great way to turn a boring dorm into an Stormtrooper recruiting station. [Amazon]

Star Wars: Your Empire Needs You Poster ($4.25) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $10
Corsair Carbide ATX Mid Tower Case ($50) | Tiger Direct via Edealinfo | Originally $70 | Use MIR on page
Pogoplug Series 4 ($38) | Amazon via Edealinfo | Originally $80


Apple

No Apple.


Audio

The New SimCity Is Your Deal of the Day

Because Beats are headphones geared towards fashion and not audio fidelity, there's a certain set — teenagers — who won't accept any substitutes. If you're a Beats apologist or know someone who is, you should check out Best Buy's Studio Beats sale today. They're taking 10% off, making these $300 cans into $270 cans. Pick your color. Sure, they're still expensive and over-priced, but if you want Beats, you were going to overpay anyway. [Best Buy]

Klipsch Image S4 ($35) | Newegg via Edealinfo | Originally $50 | Use coupon code EMCYTZT3156
M-Audio KeyStudio 49-key USB MIDI Controller Keyboard ($57) | Dealfisher via Reddit | Originally $95
Klipsch G-17 Airplay Speaker ($200) | Woot via Dealzon | Originally $250
Ugh Beats Sale ($270) | Best Buy via Dealzon | Originally $300


Gaming

NBA 2k13 [PC] ($10) | Amazon via Hard Forum | Originally $30
FREE Peggle Deluxe [PC/Mac] | PopCap via Reddit | Code good for 5 activations.
Sonic the Hedgehog 10-Game Bundle [Steam] ($21.50) | GreenManGaming via TechBargains | Normally $107.62 | Use coupon code "GMG20-FDSCL-AQQXD" for 20% off. Includes Sonic 1, 2, 3, Knuckles, CD, Adventure 1 DX + 2, Sonic 4 Ep. 1 + 2, All-Stars Racing.
Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale [Cross-Buy] ($30) | Amazon via DealNews | $40+ elsewhere.
Madden NFL 13 ($29.99) | Groupon via TechBargains | Normally $60
Borderlands 2 ($29.99) | Rakuten via TechBargains | Normally $60


Physical Media

Girls: The Complete First Season ($23) | Amazon via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $30
Mad Men: Season 5 ($23) | Amazon via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $30
Fawlty Towers: The Complete Collection ($25) | Amazon via Nick Lott | Originally $35
The Young Ones ($30) | Amazon via Nick Lott | Originally $40


Digital Media

Nope.


Clothing

Kinda Aggressive Clarks Desert Trooper Boot ($60) | Urban Outfitters via Reddit | Originally $100
$10 Alternative Apparel T-Shirts | Put This On via Jesse at Putthison


Dumb TV → Smart TV

Well, March Madness is on CBS.


Laptops

Dell Inspiron 13z ($400) | Newegg via Dealzon | Originally $500


Desktops

iBuyPower Desktop ($740) | Best Buy via Best Buy | Originally $900 | No SSD but solid gaming desktop


Tablets

32GB Nexus 7 ($230) | Rakuten via Ben's Bargains | Originally $250


Screens

23" LG LED 1080p Monitor ($170) | Newegg via Monitoraholic | Originally $200
27" Acer 1080p Monitor ($200) | Newegg via Monitoraholic | Originally $300 | Use coupon code MTYLUSP39
55" Panasonic Viera 1080p 120Hz LED TV ($750) | Paul's TV via HDTVaholic | Originally $900 | Use coupon code SAVE100
65" Samsung 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV ($1500) | Tiger Direct via Techdealdigger | Originally $1800 | Use coupon code GVZ86425


Portables

Nah.


Camera

Opteka X-GRIP Professional Camera Stabilizer ($20) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $30
Sunpak Pistol Grip Tripod ($35) | B&H Photo via Ben's Bargains | Originally $70 | Won't ship until April 3rd because PASSOVER
30mm f/1.4 Sigma Lens for Nikon ($284) | Buydig.com via Edealinfo | Originally $350
Pentax K-30 Body ($539) | Amazon via Cameraaholic | Originally $600
Canon 60D ($600) | Adorama via Photography Bay | Originally $800


Bare Drives

Not today.


Apps


and it's on Google Play for Android too.

iOS

Sworkit Pro ($0) | iTunes | Originally $5
Sullivan's List ($0) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $3
jtpck ($0) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $1
GardenMinder ($0) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $5
N.O.V.A 3 ($1) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $7
Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode II ($1) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $5
Superbrothers: Sword and Sorcery EP ($2) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $5
DM1 Drum Machine ($3) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $7
Audiobus ($5) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $10

Android

Plants vs. Zombies ($1) | Amazon Appstore via Appsaholic | Originally $3
NBA Jam ($1) | Amazon Appstore via Appsaholic | Originally $5
Metal Slug X ($2) | Google Play via Appsaholic | Originally $4


Mac

You Need a Budget for Steam ($20.40) | Steam via Reddit | Originally $30

Windows

You Need a Budget for Steam ($20.40) | Steam via Reddit | Originally $30


Hobomodo

No freebies today.


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