A Summer Struggle for Steam Supremacy

Amazon isn't taking the Summer Steam Sale without putting up a fight. The retailer is running its own summer digital sale with steep discounts on some recent releases. There are also savings to be had on a preorder of Halo 4 if you act before the end of the weekend.

Software

• Amazon has a summer digital game sale to compete with Steam. Some good titles to consider: Borderlands GOTY for $7.49, Dead Space 2 for $4.99, and Spec Ops: The Line for $24.99. Many games activate on Steam so you can add to your collection. [Amazon]

• Nov. 6 release Halo 4 (360) is $44.99, free shipping from NewEgg through Sunday. Next best is $60. [Dealzon]

• July 17 release Heroes of Ruin (3DS) is $37.99, free shipping from Buy.com. Next best is $40. [Dealzon]

• Aug. 7 release Persona 4 Arena (360, PS3) is $47.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $58. [Dealzon]

• Sept. 11 release Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (PS3) is $47.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $59. [Dealzon]

• Oct. 2 release Resident Evil 6 (PS3, 360) is $47.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $59. [Dealzon]

• Oct. 23 release Medal of Honor: Warfighter Limited Edition (360, PS3, PC) is $47.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $60. [Dealzon]

Kinect Sports (360) is $17.99, free shipping from Buy.com. Next best is $24. [Dealzon]

Virtua Tennis 4 (360) is $14.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $23. [Dealzon]

Rise of Nightmares (360 Kinect) is $14.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $25. [Dealzon]

NBA 2K12 (PC) is $9.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $20. [Dealzon]

L.A. Noire Complete Edition (PC) is $9.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $32. [Dealzon]

Hard Reset: Extended Edition (PC) is $9.99, free shipping from Best Buy. Next best is $26. [Dealzon]

Mafia 2 (PC) is $7.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $16. [Dealzon]

Sniper Elite V2 (PC download) is $14.99 from Amazon. List price is $50. [Dealzon]

Hardware

• Xbox 360 320GB Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Limited Edition Console Bundle (Refurbished) is $269.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next lowest refurb is $360 and new condition sells for $395. [Dealzon]

• Xbox 360 Elite 120GB (Refurbished) Bundle with Lego: Batman and Pure is $199.99, free shipping from Buy.com. List price is $250. [Dealzon]

• Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel is $29.99, free shipping from Amazon. Next best is $36. [Dealzon]

• EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB GDDR5 PCIe Video Card is $399.99 after rebate, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $420. [Dealzon]

• OCZ Octane SSD 512GB is $379.99 after rebate, free shipping from Amazon. Next best is $685. [Dealzon]

• OCZ Agility 3 SSD 180GB is $107.49 after rebate, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $150. [Dealzon]

Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 209948U Ivy Bridge 15.6-inch laptop with Quad Core i7-3610QM, GeForce GTX 660M, 8GB RAM, 500GB 7200RPM HDD is $849, free shipping from Lenovo. That's cheapest ever by $190 and $450 off the usual price of $1,299. [Dealzon]

HP Elite h9-1250t Phoenix desktop with Six Core i7-3820, Radeon HD 7670, 12GB RAM, Blu-ray is $1,274.99, free shipping from HP. That's cheapest ever by $45 and $125 off last week's price of $1,400. [Dealzon]

Lenovo IdeaCentre K430 31093CU desktop with Quad Core i5-2320, 16GB RAM, GeForce GT620, Blu-ray is $799, free shipping from Lenovo. That's cheapest ever by $40 and $250 off last week's price of $1,049. [Dealzon]

Digital Distribution

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

Amazon
Crusader Kings II is $9.99, save 75 percent.
Total War: Shogun 2 is $7.50, save 75 percent.
Need for Speed: The Run is $9.99, save 75 percent.
Might and Magic: Heroes VI Deluxe Edition is $27.49, save 50 percent.
Risen is $9.99, save 50 percent.
Stronghold 3 is $29.99, save 40 percent.

GameFly
Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition is $7.49, save 75 percent.
Gotham City Impostors is $3.75, save 75 percent.

GamersGate
L.A. Noire is $9.98, save 80 percent.
Sword of the Stars: Complete Collection is $4.99, save 75 percent.
Best of Tilted Mill is $24.95, save 50 percent.
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad is $19.95, save 50 percent.
Unity of Command is $17.99, save 40 percent.

Get Games
DiRT 3 is $7.49, save 75 percent.
Operation Flashpoint: Red River is $4.99, save 75 percent.

GMG
Metro 2033 is $4.98, save 75 percent.
Two Worlds 2 is $9.99, save 75 percent.
Two Worlds II Castle Defense is $2.49, save 75 percent.

GOG
Ubisoft Strategy and Sim Games are 50 percent off.

Impulse
Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box is $4.99, save 75 percent.
Majesty Franchise Bundle is $17.49, save 75 percent.
Carcassonne is $4.99, save 50 percent.

iTunes Store
SimCity Deluxe (iPad) is $1.99, save 72 percent.
Swords and Soldiers (iPhone) is $0.99, save 67 percent.

Mac App Store
Fortune Winds: Ancient Trader (Mac) is $4.99, save 50 percent.
Trine 2 (Mac) is $7.99, save 47 percent.

Matrix Games
Panzer Corps is $19.99, save 33 percent.

Steam
1800+ Summer Sale deals, save up to 80 percent on 1800 games.

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