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Money is the root of all evil, at least when it comes to being a dedicated gamer. We want everything, but we can’t always afford it. We want to play all the hot new games, but we don’t always own the “right” console. You know the routine.

If you’ve made the jump to current-gen with the Xbox One though, and you’re a paid Gold subscriber, there’s a pretty solid line-up of discounts you can take advantage of for the next seven days.

For starters, today is the absolute LAST day to snag your free downloads of the quirky indie sports game #IDARB and one of the “greatest platformers of all time” in Rayman Legends. I don’t care what Miles said in the podcast, I still think Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is better, but hey, he can be wrong if he wants!

If you’re in to that whole LEGO game thing, you can save a fistful of dollars on the follow games:

  • LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham – $29.99 ($44.99 w/ Season Pass)
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – $5.00
  • LEGO The Hobbit – $12.00
  • The LEGO Movie Videogame – $9.90

I know some folks are rightfully pissed that there won’t be a conclusion to LEGO The Hobbit, as the game only contains content from the first two films. It was initially planned to release the third installment as DLC, but that idea has since been scrapped. Marvel Super Heroes for $5.00 is a steal though, even to just hear Galactus say “OM NOM NOM NOM” during the final encounter.

Those of you looking for a game to play with your friends should already own Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, and if you don’t, shame on you! You can get back in our good graces though by picking it up during the sale for only $30.00. This came out at the end of last summer, and Kayla and I have been playing with a group of dear friends almost non-stop the last few weeks. Last week’s community event offered double XP and gold gains, thus intensifying our need to raise that Paragon level and farm out the rest of our gear.

Last but not least, EA is having a pub sale. You can pick up a plethora Battlefield 4 “shortcut” DLC packs for half off, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare for $13.20, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for $30.00, Peggle Magical Masters for $6.00, and last year’s multi-Game of the Year award receiving Dragon Age: Inquisition Deluxe Edition for $35.00.

I didn’t get to Dragon Age until earlier this year, but had I played it in 2014, it would have definitely beaten out Shadow of Mordor for my GOTY award. No question. I poured 140 of the sweetest hours in to one of the best open world RPGs in recent memory, and felt that it has the best cast of any Dragon Age title to date. Now’s a great time to jump in, as the first batch of campaign DLC, Jaws of Hakkon, is available (for) now exclusively on Xbox One.

Picking anything up?

Bio Card Brad

Bradley Keene is the Executive Editor here at What’s Your Tag?, generally handling reviews, public relations, and our social media communications on Facebook and Twitter. He’s an aspiring video game journalist that one day hopes to make this writing thing a living, and will always miss living in his hometown of Baltimore. If he’s not writing, he’s usually glued to a game or watching low budget horror films with his three cats. Get in touch with him by e-mail at the address above, or follow him on Twitter.

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Written by CheapBossAttack

Freelance games writer for cheapbossattack.com and news monkey at switchplayer.net. Podcast contributor at counterattackgames.com. Sewer-dwelling console heathen that mostly dabbles in RPGs, adventure, and horror games. I have a passion for game reviews, horror, and cats, but my blog is purely game focused. Follow me on Twitter @cheapbossattack.

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