Walmart kicked off the morning lineup craze three weeks early with its Saturday-only electronics sale. Crecente was there at 7:30 a.m. down there to file a live report, if by "live report" one means, "buy a Blu-Ray player."

Hardware

• Today is the one-day only special in which you can grab an Xbox 360 Arcade with a $100 store gift card for $199. Obviously, if yours sells hard drives, you can do the math; that $100 gift card becomes your ticket to a roomier ride for $100 less.

• Should you miss Walmart's sale - it is today only - or you want the bigger setup with two games, Dell is once again your friend. The Xbox 360 Elite Winter 2009 Bundle includes Lego Batman and Pure, and it's $269.99 with free shipping. [TechDealDigger]

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• The "Value Edition" of The Beatles: Rock Band - this includes guitar and drums peripherals but not the Beatles' signature instruments - is down to $99.99 through Amazon. Normally the kit is $140. [TDD]

• Guitar Hero 5 took a $24 haircut on Buy.com and is only $69.99, game and git-tar. Deal's good for Wii, PS3 and 360 versions. [Dealzon]

• And the full kit for last year's Guitar Hero: World Tour: drums, guitar, and game, is $79 through Walmart (deal will last past the other weekend sale.) Shipping is $4.97 if it goes to your house, or arrange to pick it up in-store for free. [Dealzon]

Software

• GameStop's offering "the biggest titles," (as in Brutal Legend, Halo 3: ODST, Assassin's Creed 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Dragon Age: Origins, WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010, Uncharted 2 and Tekken 6) for $20 with the trade-in of two games off of a long list. They are mostly current games, though, so you've gotta evaluate how much more than $40 do you think you'd get selling both of them, and then if the convenience of trading them in and getting your new game on the spot is worth it. The deal also reduces New Super Mario Bros. Wii to $9.99. And there is a separate list of eligible games delivering the same savings on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. [GameStop, thanks AcidCrownie]

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• One of Cheapy's eagle-eyed posters reminds that the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Limited Edition is not exclusive to GameStop, as it's been spotted for a $57 pre-order on Amazon, $50 if you pre-order the PC version. [Cheap Ass Gamer]

Here are some games on sale; all self explanatory.

• Through Amazon, there's Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, $49.99 and Watchmen: The End is Nigh The Complete Experience (game and blu-ray movie bundle) for $18.99. It might be obvious to some, but to others we remind that these are PS3 games. [Dealzon]

• James Bond: 007 Quantum of Solace on Xbox 360 for $14.99, free shipping, through Newegg. [TDD]

• Mass Effect, $9.99 through Steam's big weekend sale (for PC, of course). [Steam]

As always, smart gamers can find values any day of the week, so if you've run across a deal, share it with us in the comments.