CFB Game of the Week: The Tycoon Battle Royale

written by Russ Looney on September 24, 2010 in GameAgent Deals

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Welcome back, college football fans, to another exciting entry of our College Football Game of the Week!  Last week we featured the matchup between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Georgia Bulldogs.  The Razorbacks triumphed in Athens, GA, to bring you QUAKE 4 at a specially discounted price.  This week there are multiple high-profile games which could be featured.  Perhaps the most exciting matchup involves the (now) #10 Arkansas Razorbacks again as they face off against the #1 Alabama Crimson Tide in Fayetteville, AR.  The Tide is looking to repeat as national champions this year and now have Heisman-winner Mark Ingram back in the lineup to help them reach that goal.

Later in the evening and on the other side of the country, fans will get to see the #3 Boise State Broncos back in action as they try once again to prove their worth as national title contenders when they face the #24 Oregon State Beavers on their (blue turf!) home field.  The Broncos had seemed to answer everybody’s questions after defeating the Virginia Tech Hokies in week 1 (featured in our very first CFB Game of the Week), but when the Hokies lost again the next week to the unranked FCS team James Madison Dukes, the questions of the Broncos’ legitimacy came storming back.  Now they’ll have a national audience to once again make a statement.  So, what matchup are we actually featuring in this week’s CFB Game of the Week?  Keep reading to find out…

The Discounts

To keep with the Wall Street and Tycoon theme going (we’ve already blogged about it here), we’re pitting our two Tycoon games against one another in an epic, winner-takes-all battle royale!  In one corner will be RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 (Mac) and its waterpark-themed expansion, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked (Mac).  In the opposite corner will be the heavy-weight Zoo Tycoon: Complete (Mac), which includes the original Zoo Tycoon plus the two expansions, Marine Mania and Dinosaur Digs!

  • If the team representing RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 and RCT3: Soaked wins, then you’ll find each of these titles for HALF OFF!  Furthermore, shipping will also be discounted by HALF!
  • If the team representing Zoo Tycoon: Complete wins, then you’ll find this title for HALF PRICE!  Similarly, the shipping will also be discounted by HALF!

These deals will go into effect Monday morning, September 27.

The Football Game

This week we’re featuring another SEC matchup as the #12 South Carolina Gamecocks travel to Auburn, AL, to face off against the #17 Auburn Tigers.  Despite looking shaky against FCS team Furman last week, the Gamecocks have looked pretty good overall, especially behind tailback Marcus Lattimore who’s averaging 4.8 yards per carry.  Auburn, on the other hand, had a crazy, down-to-the-wire victory against Clemson last week.  Clemson jumped out to an early lead, but the Tigers clawed their way back into the game and won in overtime.  Now it’s anybody’s guess which of these teams will emerge victorious on Saturday.

  • If the South Caroline Gamecocks win, then the RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 deal will go into effect.
  • If the Auburn Tigers win, then the Zoo Tycoon: Complete deal will go into effect.

You can catch a full preview of the game here.  Kickoff is at 7:45pm ET on ESPN/ESPN3.

For those of you new to the feature, each week we will feature a marquee match-up between two college football teams.  Each team will represent a specific game or set of games available at and an associated discount for those games.  The game discount(s) associated with the winning team will then go into effect the following Monday or Tuesday after the game and last for 3 days.  In order to get the discounts, you must use the specific coupon code that is generated once the winner is decided!  Finally, commenting on the blog or our Facebook page about the marque match-up, your favorite team, or football in general is highly encouraged–participants may get special benefits!