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Call of Duty: Black Ops for 99p

Call of Duty: Black Ops for 99p

Blockbuster is selling Call of Duty: Black Ops for 99p when customers trade in two other games.

Activision has finally released Call of Duty: Black Ops today, sparking a fierce price war as the big retailers vie to sell as many copies as possible.

Blockbuster is offering the cheapest price according to MCV, selling Call of Duty: Black Ops for just 99p when two of the following are traded in - Medal of Honour, Fable 3, Fallout: New Vegas, MMA, F1 2010 or Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2.

If you don't have those games to trade in, Blockbuster is charging £44.99 for Black Ops on its own.

Supermarket chain ASDA is running a close second in the price war and is reducing Black Ops from £36.99 to £4.97 when Fallout: New Vegas, Fable 3 or Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 are traded in.

HMV is selling Black Ops for £7.99 when customers trade in Medal of Honor, or for £42.99 otherwise.

Specialist retailers Game and GameStation are discounting Black Ops on PS3 and Xbox 360 to £24.99 when any other chart titles are purchased at the same time, or when Halo: Reach, Dead Rising 2, F1 2010 or FIFA 11 are traded in.

Internet retailers are offering simpler deals; Play.com is currently selling the PC version of Call of Duty: Black Ops for £34.99, while Steam is selling digital copies for £39.99.

Let us know if you spot any other deals in the forums.

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Mattmc91 9th November 2010, 11:43 Quote
When you trade in 2 games retailing at £80+.

Pretty shocking that it isnt free!
Jamie 9th November 2010, 11:51 Quote
Why would these stores want you to trade in your games? Does Asda have a second hand games section I'm not aware of?
mi1ez 9th November 2010, 12:03 Quote
@Jamie Must do!
mi1ez 9th November 2010, 12:07 Quote
Was kinda hoping it would be £4.97 if you spend £100 on groceries!
badders 9th November 2010, 12:10 Quote
Best Buy (UK) was offering it at £29.99 this morning for the first 1000 web customers after 7am, and first 500 in stores. Probably all gone now TBH.
wuyanxu 9th November 2010, 12:21 Quote
it's all a scam for PC gamers. i've lost faith in retail stores.

my local Asda doesn't even stock PC versions.
leexgx 9th November 2010, 12:28 Quote
no Asda stores do as far as I know due to key in the box been used and then been returned (simple really have exempt from refund once box has been opened or no refund at all how Tesco works)
PBear23 9th November 2010, 12:31 Quote
When's the bit review due?
BRAWL 9th November 2010, 12:38 Quote
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Originally Posted by PBear23
When's the bit review due?

The office is currently away at the moment... please leave a message after the gunshot.
shigllgetcha 9th November 2010, 12:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by Mattmc91
When you trade in 2 games retailing at £80+.

Pretty shocking that it isnt free!

you are aware something used is worth less than something new
mrbens 9th November 2010, 12:47 Quote
I do worry about this current trend of selling PC games for exorbitant console prices. New PC games should be £25 not £40.

Since piracy is so easy on PC it'll just push more people to download it free instead of buying it and the obvious knock on effect of this is games makers just won't bother releasing on the PC at all. :(

Sad times.
benji2412 9th November 2010, 12:56 Quote
Bad Company 2 was in my eyes much better than CoD MW2. I think battlefield games are much more fun to play imo. MW2 was good but after the sheer amount of cheating that went on on the PC version of MW2 I won't be buying this.

Oh and the bitch wave about there being no cheaters and me being crap at MW2 can commence. To that I say - pffffft.
lacuna 9th November 2010, 13:09 Quote
I'll see how much it is in a couple of years
theazz 9th November 2010, 13:17 Quote
there must be a good pc price osmehwere
Cafuddled 9th November 2010, 13:18 Quote
http://www.thegamecollection.net/call-of-duty-black-ops-pc-p-3693.html £33.99 for the PC...

I my self will not be getting this game, never purchased Call of Duty 4, modern warfare 2 and now this... if I wanted run and gun I can just install Quake 3 Arena again. I do enjoy Bad Company 2 though, tanks choppers and quads are more fun than campers after all.
PBear23 9th November 2010, 13:41 Quote
You're missing out cuddled!
impar 9th November 2010, 13:46 Quote
Greetings!
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Originally Posted by Cafuddled
I my self will not be getting this game, never purchased Call of Duty 4, modern warfare 2 and now this...
At these prices the game is to avoid. Just wait for it to go to 20-30€ in some months.
psyph3r 9th November 2010, 13:48 Quote
I ll buy this on 4th July, 2012 when the COD pack goes live on Steam.
Havent enjoyed any of the games after MW. Will borrow a copy from a friend and try it on the PS3 for now.
LeMaltor 9th November 2010, 14:07 Quote
It's only the big asda's that do pre owned
Blademrk 9th November 2010, 14:16 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jamie
Does Asda have a second hand games section I'm not aware of?
Both Asda and tesco do 2nd hand console games now.

Noticed a little sticker under the pre-order box yesterday in the local Tesco - it's £25 when you buy either a £20 PSN card or an xbox live membership card (or MS Points card can't remember which)
javaman 9th November 2010, 14:27 Quote
Sell on Ebay and get double the vaule they're offering. Trade in schemes are piss takes tbh, especially when the store goes on to sell it for £5 cheaper than the game new.
zelachang 9th November 2010, 14:45 Quote
Been reading that a lot of people have been having terrible issues with the PC version. People running Gulftown + GTX480 systems are getting ridiculous lag spikes, apparently there's either a memory leak or some real shitty optimization, only in the MP version though. Hopefully there'll be a patch out soon as I pre-ordered for ~ £30
fingerbob69 9th November 2010, 14:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by BRAWL
Quote:
Originally Posted by PBear23
When's the bit review due?

The office is currently away at the moment... please leave a message after the gunshot.

They loved over at that well known Gamer Magazine ...The Guardian!
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/gamesblog/2010/nov/09/call-of-duty-black-ops-review
Fingers66 9th November 2010, 14:55 Quote
fev 9th November 2010, 15:03 Quote
Tesco's offer is £25 when bought with a 2100 points card, 3 months gold membership or £20 PSN card.
Available online: http://www.tescoentertainment.com/store/browse/games/codblackopslaunchoffer2010/

or in stores
Fingers66 9th November 2010, 15:34 Quote
£34.65 on Scan's Today Only page - free delivery to forum members.

They are also offering it in a bundle with some GPU's:

1GB Gainward GT 430, 40nm, 1600MHz GDDR3, GPU 700MHz, 96 Cores, D-Sub/ Dual Link DVI-I/ HDMI + Call of Duty: Black Ops PC - £89.29

1GB Inno3D GTX 465, 40nm, 3206MHz GDDR5, GPU 607MHz, Shader 1215MHz, 352 Cores + Call of Duty: Black Ops PC - £223.24

1536MB MSI V801, GTX 480, 40nm, 3696MHz GDDR5, GPU 700MHz, Shader 1401MHz, 480 Cores, 2xDVI, HDMI + Call of Duty: Black Ops PC - £352.49

1GB XFX HD 6850, 4000MHz GDDR5, GPU 775MHz, 960 Stream Processors, DP/ 2x DL DVI-I/ HDMI + Call of Duty: Black Ops PC - £176.24

1GB Sapphire HD 6870, 4200MHz GDDR5, GPU 900MHz, 1120 Stream Processors, DL DVI-I/ DVI-D/ HDMI/ mDP + Call of Duty: Black Ops PC - £220.89
wafflesomd 9th November 2010, 16:05 Quote
Oh, Call of Duty: Rehash 5 came out?

I was too busy playing the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World game on PSN, which is a good game.
Unknownsock 9th November 2010, 16:21 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by impar
Greetings!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cafuddled
I my self will not be getting this game, never purchased Call of Duty 4, modern warfare 2 and now this...
At these prices the game is to avoid. Just wait for it to go to 20-30€ in some months.

The problem there is it won't, it took what 2 years for the price of CoD4 to drop?
FIBRE+ 9th November 2010, 16:39 Quote
I still can't believe some people are happy paying £40+ for a game. They could probably charge £100 and people would still buy it, it's like an addiction to a drug. Maybe they should of called it Call Of Duty - Crack Ops?
ADJB 9th November 2010, 17:35 Quote
At least 3 of the ASDA stores in the Birmingham area do have a second hand games section.

Prices are not very good even on older games. Also I have yet to see any PC games, just Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and NDS. Mind you they sell very few PC games anyway and concentrate on the consoles so its no great surprise.

IIRC a used copy of F1 2010 was only £3 cheaper than a new copy and quite a few of the things I might have been interested in I could buy new cheaper like Red Dead Redemption, Alan Wake and Heavy Rain.
AlexB 9th November 2010, 20:27 Quote
I don't get it. EA are doing Project Ten Dollar to reduce 2nd hand sales, and then all the retailers beg us to trade in games... what?
spt 9th November 2010, 20:54 Quote
£34.97 in ASDA for the PC
kylew 9th November 2010, 22:51 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jamie
Why would these stores want you to trade in your games? Does Asda have a second hand games section I'm not aware of?

My local Asda has recently started selling preowned games and the prices seem pretty good. Console only of course, but they still at least have a PC section with decent prices, it's pretty much restricted to only chart games and a few others, probably 20-30 different games.
Landy_Ed 9th November 2010, 23:16 Quote
So -this trade in offer. no mention on the HMV website. Is this for all versions or just console?

My local Asda has a preowned section, but a grand total of 4 PC game titles, 2 of those being football manager 2010 and football 2011.
matt.bungle 10th November 2010, 09:39 Quote
I'm a pretty shocked that the pricing is well above the other latest games, don't get me wrong from the look of it, it's prob amazing.

play.com prices

(PC prices)

call of duty: black ops - £34.99
Fallout: New vegas - £23.99
Civilization 5 - £24.99

Even on steam the price is about £10 more exspensive the above.

Activision - Theres pricing to suit the game but your taking the p*%£
modfx 10th November 2010, 09:55 Quote
I've stopped buying games altogether. Whenever I get a new game, I rarely get more than 15mins in before getting spammed over steamchat by my team. <3 counter-strike ftw!
Jamie 10th November 2010, 11:04 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by matt.bungle
I'm a pretty shocked that the pricing is well above the other latest games, don't get me wrong from the look of it, it's prob amazing.

play.com prices

(PC prices)

call of duty: black ops - £34.99
Fallout: New vegas - £23.99
Civilization 5 - £24.99

Even on steam the price is about £10 more exspensive the above.

Activision - Theres pricing to suit the game but your taking the p*%£

Interesting that we expect all games to cost the same isn't it. Not all cars are the same price, not all food is the same price, so why games?

Some games are more expensive to make than others and sometimes we do see that with arcade style games and these big AAA titles. At the end of the day, the game is the price it is, if you don't like it stop moaning and wait for it to get cheaper whilst everyone else gets on with the killing.
Cafuddled 10th November 2010, 11:28 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Unknownsock
Quote:
Originally Posted by impar
Greetings!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cafuddled
I my self will not be getting this game, never purchased Call of Duty 4, modern warfare 2 and now this...
At these prices the game is to avoid. Just wait for it to go to 20-30€ in some months.

The problem there is it won't, it took what 2 years for the price of CoD4 to drop?

Exactly why I never even purchased any of the other Call of Duty's. By the time the game has dropped to a price that I would pay for them, the hype has gone and there is always something better out by then. As I said before, tanks choppers boats and quads with run and gun game play I enjoy far more than just run an gun game play by it's self.

Roll on Battle Field 3 is all I can say.
impar 10th November 2010, 11:50 Quote
Greetings!

Dont know from where you are but the way to go is to check UK online shops in some months.
Dont buy from St€am or local retail shops (60€?! :) ).
Yslen 10th November 2010, 12:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by shigllgetcha
you are aware something used is worth less than something new

If it's a physical object yes, but when you're buying a load of data and a CD key used there's absolutely no difference between what you've just bought and the same thing "new". This is the only reason stores like Game (etc) still turn a profit, I believe, as nobody with any sense would pay £15 more for the exact same thing just because it has cellophane wrapping around it.
MiT 10th November 2010, 16:03 Quote
i get martin money saving expert emails, and in this weeks one was cheapest place to get COD.

Just wanted to share the info. Please check with retailer if true, am just passing the info.

Source: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2846692
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Cheapest In-Store

* £28 at Sainsbury's when you SPEND £30. Until midnight Sun 14 Nov, Sainsbury’s is selling it for £27.97 (to be precise) when you spend another £30 or more in store on the same visit.

* £37 at Asda. Asda has the game in stores for £36.97.

* £25 in Tesco, with a £20ish add-ons. Until midnight Sun 14 Nov, Tesco is offering Black Ops for £25, when you buy add-ons with it - either

- 2100 XBox Live Points Card (£17.50)
- 3 month Xbox Live Gold Membership (£17.50)
- or a PS3 £20 PSN Card at the same time.

However it's likely you could get these extras for less elsewhere. Without the add-ons, Black-ops would cost £39.90.

* £30 in Morrisons, with another chart game. Until Sun 14 Nov, Morrisons is selling the game for £29.99, when you buy any other Xbox 360 or PS3 chart game at the same time. Otherwise the price is £39.99.

* £20 at PC World/Dixons/Currys when you SPEND £50. PC World, Dixons and Currys are selling the game for £19.99, when you spend £50 or more in store at the same time. The £50 spend does not include the game purchase. If you're not spending over £50 the game is £39.99.


Cheapest Online

* £37 Zavvi Outlet on eBay. Zavvi is selling the Xbox 360 version for £36.89, with free postage. You have to pay via Paypal so only buy if you have an account. There are 3,000 available at this price and if they've not already been sold beforehand the offer will end on Wed 17 Nov.

* £37 Amazon. Amazon* is selling the game for £36.97, with free postage.

* £38 at Sainsbury's. Sainsbury's online is selling the game for £37.97 with free delivery.

* £25 at Tesco, with £20ish a £17.50 points or membership card. Until midnight Sun 14 Nov, Tesco* is offering Black Ops for £25, when you buy add-ons with it - either

- 2100 XBox Live Points Card (£17.50)
- 3 month Xbox Live Gold Membership (£17.50)
- or a PS3 £20 PSN Card at the same time.

However it's likely you could get these extras for less elsewhere. Without the add-ons, Black-ops would cost £39.90.

* £25 at Game and Gamestation as part of a bundle. Game and Gamestation are selling Black Ops for £24.99 but only if you buy it along with another game from:

Fallout New Vegas, Star Wars The Force Unleashed 2, Halo Reach, Red Dead Redemption, Pro Evolution Soccer 2011, Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock, Castlevania Lords of Shadow, DJ Hero 2 and WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011.

You'd pay £64.98 in total and delivery's free within the UK.

* £20 at PC World/Dixons/Currys when you SPEND £50. PC World, Dixons and Currys are selling the game for £19.99, when you spend £50 or more in store at the same time. The £50 spend does not include the game purchase. If you're not spending over £50 the game is £39.99.


Trade-in Offers


Trade-in offers are available for Black Ops but many of the games you need to trade in are so new you'll probably have paid a fair whack for them only recently.

* 99p in Blockbuster stores. Trade in two games from the list below and you can get it on XBox 360 or PS3 for 99p.
o PS3: Star Wars The Force Unleashed II, MMA and F1 2010
o XBox 360: Medal of Honor Limited Edition, Fable III and Fallout New Vegas.

* £5 in Asda stores. Use Asda's 'Buy, Play, Trade' service to trade in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, Fallout New Vegas, or Fable III and you can pick up Black Ops for £4.97.

* £10 in Bestbuy.co.uk stores. If you've a copy of F1 or Dead Rising 2 you no longer want take them in to your nearest store and you can pick up Black Ops for £9.99. Bestbuy has six stores; Liverpool, Croydon, Thurrock, Derby, Southampton and Birmingham Merry Hill. To find the stores use the Bestbuy store finder.
jimmyjj 12th November 2010, 20:50 Quote
Money for old rope.
impar 12th November 2010, 22:36 Quote
Greetings!
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimmyjj
Money for old rope.
Its a blop.
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