Thrifty Nerd Deals of the Day for 1/14/2012

By Michael DiMauro on

About Michael DiMauro

Michael founded GeeklyInc with Tim Lanning way back in 2013 when they realized they had two podcasts and needed a place to stick them. Since then, Geekly has grown and taken off in ways Michael could have never imagined.


New Today

Dead Space 2 [Download]Dead Space and Dead Space 2 for $5 each

The PC downloadable versions of Dead Space and Dead Space 2 are on sale at Amazon for $5 each. Both games are chocked full of delicious tension and well worth a measly lincoln.


Sid Meier’s Civilization V or Sid Meiers Civilization IV: The Complete Edition for $8.99 each

Pick your poison, it is only $8.99 for the download versions of either Sid Meier’s Civilization V or Sid Meiers Civilization IV: The Complete Edition. Either one will make you forget to eat, bathe, walk the dog, feed the children and just generally ruin your life … but in a good way. If you don’t have either game, I would learn towards Civ V, because there are still hundreds of hours of gameplay to be had here, and it is prettier and more streamlined.


Canon Rebel XS 10.1MP Digital SLR CameraCanon Rebel XS 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera for $399.99

I live in a Nikon household, but if you are ready to make the leap from taking snapshots to getting serious about photography then you could do a lot worse than today’s Amazon Goldbox, which is a Canon Rebel XS 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens for $399.99. That is a savings of $250, and it is for today only.


Total Recall (Blu-ray) for $6

Walmart has the classic Total Recall (Blu-ray) on sale for $6. It is well worth it just to watch Schwarzenegger pull that ping pong ball out of his nose in high definition.


On going

Ear Force X31 Digital RF Wireless HeadsetEar Force X31 Digital RF Wireless Headset for $69.99

Personally, I have endless issues with headsets. Either my cat chews through the cord, or the connection between the cable and the headset gets frayed, or the quality just stinks. This is why I recently picked up the Ear Force X31 Digital RF Wireless Headset, and I am very happy with it so far. Since I don’t have a surround sound system, having the game audio piped through my headset is a bonus, and the Xbox Live chat works well. This item is currently on sale, so you may as well save those $30!



Xbox 360 Wired ControllerXbox 360 Wired Controller for $27.99

“Eww, wired controller”, and sure, I agree, except that you don’t want this Xbox 360 Wired Controller for your Xbox 360, you actually want it for your PC! With so many console games getting excellent PC ports, you really need to have a dedicated PC gamepad, and you won’t do better than this one. Dead Space 2 has been as low at $5 on PC, and you don’t want to use a mouse and keyboard for that, do you? How about Deus Ex: Human Revolution being as cheap as $9.99 recently? Again: gamepad.


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