Mad Catz Partners for Retail Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition

Mad Catz has signed a deal with Dovetail Games for the exclusive retail distribution of Microsoft’s Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition. Mad Catz will distribute the boxed version of the game in America, Russia and the Asia Pacific area under its Saitek brand, and you get a nice coupon bonus along with the purchase.

“Our Saitek brand has long been recognized as the leader in simulation technology, and distributing FSX: Steam Edition allows consumers a one-stop-shop for their flight simulation software and hardware needs,” said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. “Whether you’re an experienced pilot or just want to fly, FSX: Steam Edition provides a great experience.”

Microsoft Flight Simulator X is probably one of the best flight simulators for enthusiast all around with support for almost any kind of extra hardware. With the Steam Edition you get the updated game with better Windows 7 and 8 support, the Accelerated Expansions pack and the deluxe version of the base game.

But the real kick is that Saitek includes a 15% discount code for your first flight simulation equipment. The Saitek First Flight Bundle includes the Pro Flight Yoke, Throttle, and Rudder Pedals – the basic setup that any real pilot will need.

Microsoft Flight Simulator X features

  • 24 Precisely-Rendered Aircraft-Pilot everything from single-prop planes to helicopters, fighter jets, and ultralights
  • Over 80 Engaging Missions-Test your flight sim skills as you visit 24,000 of the world’s airports
  • Thrilling Air Races-Fly solo offline or compete against online rivals for intense multiplayer action
  • Explore the World of Aviation-Experience realistic flight conditions including weather effects, seasonal changes, and time of day
  • Easy to Learn-Gameplay tutorial gets you airborne quickly, empowering you to track and improve your skills

The new retail version will be released on June 16th and it can already be pre-ordered for $19.99.

T-Mobile Has Dishonored Their 30% Off Coupon Used on Galaxy Gear

Enthusiasts that wanted to buy the all new Galaxy Gear watch from T-Mobile went ahead and ordered it, even so they also discovered that an online coupon for 30% off was usable with their order, bringing the the device down to just $210. Usually priced at $299, the $90 off seemed like a pretty good deal. Unfortunately, T-Mobile felt that it was a little too sweet of a deal, and has now sent out an email to all of those who ordered Gear, stating that the incorrect price was listed on the device. T-Mobile went ahead and cancelled all of the orders and made sure that your credit cards weren’t charged.

Here is the message sent out to those that ordered using the coupon code:

“Dear T-Mobile Customer,

Our apologies. You recently ordered an item that was listed at an incorrect price: the Samsung Galaxy Gear. We are unable to fulfill this transaction. Rest assured, your credit card has not been charged.

You can reorder the Samsung Galaxy Gear at the correct price here.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.  Thank you for being a T-Mobile customer.  We truly appreciate your business.

Thank you,

T-Mobile Customer Care”

Customers won’t be tolerant by such actions , even though they were not charged for the orders, simply because the fault resides in T-Mobile’s actions. And as a wise man once said, “Every action has its consequences”.

Thank you Droid Life for providing us with this information.

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UK Razerzone Store Honors 90% Off Coupon

If you were to find a 90% off coupon for an online store, what would your first thought be? I would think it was a hoax.

A few days ago there was a code leaked for the UK RazerZone website, which allowed such a coupon. Once it came to the attention of Razer that there was a glitch within their online store they shut it down to investigate the issue. Upon inspection they found the code, and it was determined that the code was placed by the third-party when testing the shopping cart and features. The code was accidentally left in their system, and has since been removed, but not until they sold out of many products.

Any other online store would simply cancel all of the orders and apologize for the inconvenience. Not Razer! Even though they would have legally been able to cancel the orders, since the coupon code was unauthorized by Razer. Customers will be happy to hear though that because of Razers strict “Customers come first” policy they are allowing each customer who placed an order to purchase one product for their own personal use.

Razer has always had an issue with having enough of a product in stock, and with honoring this glitch, this will likely put larger delays. It may take weeks or even months to fulfill all of the orders, but if you ordered, you will receive your product! This will be a major loss to Razer, but they want to do right by their fans!

What would you order if you were able to get 90% off of any product from the Razer store? Personally, I would love to have the Razer Tiamat 7.1, though I like the BlackShark too.

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