A Free Republic

There's nothing cheaper than free, right? This weekend, there's a free trial of Star Wars: The Old Republic. And we're already seeing discounts on the upcoming Prototype 2 if you preorder online. Those deals, plus more than 50 others in both retail and digital sales, await in this week's edition of The Moneysaver.

Software

• This weekend Star Wars: The Old Republic (PC download) is available for a free trial, no credit card required. Trial period ends Monday at 2AM Central. [Dealzon]

• April 24 release Prototype 2 (360, PS3) is $47.99, free shipping from NewEgg through Sunday. Next best is $59. [Dealzon]

• Tuesday, April 10 release Phantom Breaker (360) for $39.99 comes with a $10 bonus credit from Buy.com. Elsewhere no bonus. [Dealzon]

• May 15 release Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends (360, PS3) is $37.49, free shipping from ToysRus. Next best is $41. [Dealzon]

• Last day for the Toys 'R' Us "Buy One, Get Another 40% Off" sale. Choose from all in-stock games, including recent releases like MLB 12 The Show but excludes pre-orders. [Dealzon]

• Also last day for Best Buy's "Buy 2 Pre-Owned Games, Get a 3rd FREE" sale. [Dealzon]

Mass Effect 3 (PS3, 360, PC) is $39.96 from Fry's Electronics, store pickup only. Next best is $50. [Dealzon]

Wipeout: In the Zone (360 Kinect) is $24.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $40. [Dealzon]

Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon (360, PS3) is $14.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $22. [Dealzon]

Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition 3D (360) is $14.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $20. [Dealzon]

Deepak Chopra's Leela (360) is $14.96 from Amazon. Next best is $29. [Dealzon]

• Amazon's PC download games Spring Sale started yesterday and runs through April 15th. Nearly 200 titles included, with some of the best picks listed below. [Dealzon]

MLB 2K12 (PC download) is $19.99 from Amazon, starts off Amazon's PC Download game spring sale. [Dealzon]

The Darkness 2 (PC download) is $12.49 from Amazon. Next best is $50. Activates on Steam. [Dealzon]

Serious Sam 3: BFE (PC download) is $12 from Amazon. Next best is $40. Activates on Steam. [Dealzon]

Dragon Age Pack (PC download) is $9.99 from Amazon. Activates on Origin. [Dealzon]

Crysis 2 (PC download) is $7.49 from Amazon. Next best is $30. Activates on Origin. [Dealzon]

• L.A. Noire: (PC Download) is $4.99 from Amazon. Next best is $30. [Dealzon]

Shift 2: Unleashed (PC download) is $4.99 from Amazon. Next best is $20. [Dealzon]

Serious Sam (PC download) sale at Amazon gives 70% off five titles in the series: Serious Sam 2, Double D, The Random Encounter, Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter and The Second Encounter. [Dealzon]

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (360, PS3) is $39.99, free shipping from Amazon. List price is $60. The PC version has been floating around $32 shipped. [Dealzon]

Final Fantasy XIII-2 (360, PS3) is $29.99, free shipping from Best Buy. Next best is $42. [Dealzon]

The King of Fighters XIII (PS3, 360) with The King of Soundtracks '94-XIII is $29.99, free shipping from Amazon. Next best is $44. [Dealzon]

Hardware

• Hori SoulCalibur V Arcade Stick (PS3, 360) is $109.99, free shipping from Amazon. Next best is $150. [Dealzon]

• Razer Banshee StarCraft II Gaming Headset is $69.99, free shipping from Amazon. Next best is $144. [Dealzon]

• Logitech G510 Gaming Keyboard (dented box but new) is $69.99, free shipping from Logitech. Next best is $90. [Dealzon]

• Plantronics GameCom X95 Xbox 360 Gaming Headset is $41.24, free shipping from Buy.com. Next best is $61. [Dealzon]

• XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 PCIe HDCP Video Card with coupon for Dirt 3 is $139.99 after rebate, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $180. [Dealzon]

• Corsair 240GB Force Series GT SSD is $274.99 after rebate, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $326. [Dealzon]

HP dv7t Quad 17.3-inch laptop with Quad Core i7-2670QM, Radeon HD 7690M 1GB, 8GB RAM, Blu-ray is $824.99. That's cheapest ever by $29. [Dealzon]

HP dv6t Quad 15.6-inch laptop with Quad Core i7-2670QM, Radeon HD 7690M 1GB, 8GB RAM, Blu-ray is $749.99, free shipping from HP. That's cheapest ever by $25. [Dealzon]

Lenovo K330 desktop with Core i5-2500, 8GB RAM, GeForce GT 545, Blu-ray is $739, free shipping from Lenovo. That's cheapest ever by $10 and $260 off the usual price of $1,199. [Dealzon]

Digital Distribution

The following listing of digital download bargains are grouped by distributor. For more, see Deals4Downloads' roundup.

Amazon
Sword of the Stars: Ultimate Collection is $2.99, save 90 percent.
L.A. Noire is $4.99, save 83 percent.
Dragon Age Pack is $9.99, save 80 percent.
Stronghold 3 is $10.00, save 80 percent.
Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West is $2.00, save 80 percent.

Beamdog
Alexander the Great is $10.00, save 50 percent.

Desura
Monster RPG 2 is $0.99, save 50 percent.
Dragon Fantasy is $2.99, save 40 percent.

DotEmu
Aura: Fate of the Ages is $2.49, save 50 percent.
The Sting! is $2.49, save 50 percent.

GameFly
Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition is $4.99, save 75 percent.
The Darkness II is $24.99, save 50 percent.

GamersGate
IndieFort Bundle Nr 1 is $5.99, save 91 percent.
Racing Team Manager is $6.95, save 77 percent.
The Sims 3 Deluxe is $16.98, save 66 percent.
Serious Sam Complete Pack is $31.60, save 60 percent.
Tom Clancy's Collection is $24.99, save 50 percent.

Gametap
Dungeon Siege III is $11.98, save 60 percent.
Patrician IV - GOLD Edition is $14.97, save 50 percent.

Get Games
DiRT 3 is $5.99, save 80 percent.

GMG
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is $2.49, save 75 percent.
Fantasy Wars is $3.73, save 75 percent.

GOG
Heroes of Might and Magic 3: Complete Edition is $4.99, save 50 percent.
Heroes of Might and Magic 4 Complete is $4.99, save 50 percent.
Might and Magic 6 Pack Limited Edition is $4.99, save 50 percent.

Impulse
Crysis is $4.99, save 75 percent.
Total Annihilation is $4.99, save 50 percent.

iTunes Store
Command & Conquer Red Alert (iPad) is $0.99, save 80 percent.
Fight Night Champion (iPhone) is $0.99, save 80 percent.
Dragon Fantasy (iPhone) is $0.99, save 67 percent.

Mac App Store
DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue (Mac) is $2.99, save 70 percent.
Duke Nukem Forever (Mac) is $9.99, save 67 percent.

Microsoft Games For Windows Live
Osmos is $4.99, save 50 percent.

Steam
Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 is $6.79, save 66 percent.
Hack, Slash, Loot is $4.19, save 40 percent.

Kotaku thanks our coupon partners for providing these and other great deals. Be sure to bookmark and search their Kotaku hashtags (#dealzon, #deals4downloads and #dealtaku) for updates throughout the week. Further, to our friends across the pond and north of the border, check the #ukdeals, #europedeals and #canadadeals hashtags and be sure to flag any deals you might have with that.

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.


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