Welcome to Mosh Pit, everyone. This week’s episode doesn’t have much in the way of new gadgetry or cool things, but there are a lot of good sales going on now. Acer’s having their first birthday sale, there’s a Bethesda sale over at Raru, and there’s finally a good reason to pay R1,000 for a controller (hint: It’s a limited edition one). Hit the jump to learn how you can spend your money super-quick.
Acer Shop celebrates their first birthday
It’s not often that a retailer can carve out success online, and it’s doubly difficult in a climate where people are buying less computers and relying more on mobile devices to get their information fix. Acer’s local online shop seems to be doing rather well for itself lately, and it’s just celebrated their first year in the business of selling direct to the customer. If you’re keen on picking up an Acer notebook, desktop, or monitor, you might want to check out their Birthday Sale happening this week.
Acer picked up some brownie points from us somewhat recently because their notebooks all support Linux fairly well, and we even once suggested that they start selling them this way. If you’re keen on new hardware, but feel a little “ugh!” about getting Windows 10, the Linux experience with Acer’s hardware is pretty good.
THQ Nordic Steam Sale
THQ Nordic is all that’s left of the famous THQ brand, one that left a deep imprint on all of us here in the NAG office in one way or another. True to the THQ roots, THQ Nordic has been known to take a lot of risks recently on ambitious indie titles and remastering old loved franchises, like Red Faction Guerilla and Titan Quest. This weekend they’re having a sale on Steam, with up to 90% off some of the games in their back catalog. If you’re looking for something new to play, check out the sale and maybe consider This is the Police 2 if you’re looking for a management sim with a dark twist.
Bethesda Publisher Week at Raru
It’s another sale weekend, but this time it’s happening at Raru. From now until 31 August, you can pick up several disc copies of your favourite Bethesda-published titles for as much as half off. But that’s not the only thing you can do here. Raru also has the Fallout 76 Tricentennial Edition available for pre-order for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One platforms. The Tricentennial Edition includes some special in-game items, including some furnishings you can use in your new home in the West Virginian wasteland:
- Tricentennial Power Armor Customization for the T-51, T-45, T-60, and X-01 Power Armors
- Tricentennial Weapon Customization for the 10MM Pistol, Hatchet, and Laser Rifle
- Spectacularly Handsome Vault Boy Mascot Head
- Patriotic Uncle Sam Outfit
- Celebratory Vault Boy Saluting Emote
- First-Class Tricentennial Workshop Posters
- Tricentennial Commemorative Photo Frame
- Access to the Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. (Valid for all pre-orders)
We’re not saying you should pre-order this, but if you’re a rabid Fallout fan and will play Fallout 76 no matter what, this is your chance to hop on and secure your pre-order for the game. The Power Armour edition is also available to pre-order for a whopping R3,999.
The Equalizer 2 now in cinemas
The Equalizer 2 is what you get when you cross Gran Torino with Shaft – it’s basically Shaft with more explosions. The Equalizer 2 is now in cinemas this weekend and it’ll be a decent watch if you’re in the mood for some anti-hero action. Book your tickets online for your nearest Ster Kinekor or Nu Metro cinema.
Pre-order the PS4 DualShock Limited Edition controller at BT Games
If we’re going to pay a grand for a controller, it may as well be a translucent, limited edition, practically glow-in-the-dark dark blue and copper DualShock 4. Pre-order yours here. Excuse us while we find a hammer to break the piggy bank.