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Four great game deals for PC and Wii

Enjoy some cheap thrills with bargains on Batman, Mickey, the Sims, and more.

Rick Broida Senior Editor
Rick Broida is the author of numerous books and thousands of reviews, features and blog posts. He writes CNET's popular Cheapskate blog and co-hosts Protocol 1: A Travelers Podcast (about the TV show Travelers). He lives in Michigan, where he previously owned two escape rooms (chronicled in the ebook "I Was a Middle-Aged Zombie").
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Check out some of the game deals at the Origin store!
Check out some of the game deals at the Origin store! Origin

For the past several nights, my son and I have been battling orcs, wizards, wargs, and cave trolls -- and having a blast doing it.

Want to get in on that action? Ending today, Steam has LEGO Lord of the Rings (PC) for $14.99. That's half the regular price, and way less than half what I paid for the Xbox version just last month (grumble, grumble).

The LEGO games are all kinds of awesome. They're fun, funny, and challenging, with at least as many puzzles to solve as foes to dispatch. And there's not a trace of blood, only spurting Lego blocks.

While you're visiting the Steam store, here's another pretty amazing PC game deal: The Sims 3 for $7.50, a savings of 75 percent. Just make sure you don't have a life, or you'll willing to forgo the one you do have: The Sims is crazy-addictive and seriously time-consuming.

Next, head on over to the Origin store, where you'll find tons of games on sale. A few particularly good picks: Batman Arkham City: Game of the Year Edition for $10, Battlefield 3 for $12, and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for $6.99. And be sure to poke around the other categories, because there are more sales than what's listed on the main promo page.

The Wii version of the epic Epic Mickey 2 can be yours for just $14.99.
The Wii version of the epic Epic Mickey 2 can be yours for just $14.99. Disney

Finally, if you're willing to dust off the Wii, today only, Best Buy has the extremely cool Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (Wii) for $14.99 shipped (plus sales tax where applicable).

I just played the demo and loved it. For 15 bucks, this is too good to pass up. (Alas, the Xbox and PS3 versions still run $40.)

What are your thoughts on these game deals? Good stuff, or are you more of a dollar app, Temple Run kind of gamer?

Bonus deal: Speaking of dusting off the Wii (why does that sound dirtier every time I write it?), if you register your console with Amazon between now and Feb. 28, you can get a free $5 Amazon Instant Video credit (which can be used anywhere, not just on the Wii). Think I might just haul mine out of storage for that.

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