The Moneysaver: Major Release Mayhem

As the major-release machine spins up for its September-to-November finishing kick, NewEgg is guaranteeing $12 off preorders with a coupon good through Sunday, and Toys 'R' Us is trying to clear shelf space with a twofer sale on console titles. Borderlands 2, the most pre-ordered game in 2K Games history, is $48, 10 days before it's due for release. These and nearly 80 more savings, incentives and bargains can be found in The Moneysaver.

Software

• NewEgg has a new coupon for $12 off Pre-Order games priced $49.99 or higher, good through Sunday. Below are upcoming titles through Oct. 2 when Resident Evil 6 drops, plus later notables Assassin's Creed 3 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Larger list of eligible games releasing through early 2013 is on Dealzon. [Dealzon]

• Toys 'R' Us has a small 2-for-$60 sale on PS3 and 360 games. Seven titles on both consoles available for shipping. One good combo: The Amazing Spider-Man and NCAA Football 13 for $60 would save you $56 off buying separately at their usual best prices ($116). Several titles say "free store pickup" but are unavailable in most stores. [Dealzon]

• Sep. 11 release NHL 13 (360, PS3) is $47.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $60. [Dealzon]

• Sep. 11 release Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (360, PS3) is $47.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $57. [Dealzon]

• Sep. 11 release Battlefield 3 Premium Edition (360, PS3, PC) is $47.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Elsewhere $60 and up. [Dealzon]

• Sep. 18 release Borderlands 2 (360, PS3) is $47.99, free shipping from NewEgg. List price is $60. [Dealzon]

• Sep. 18 release Borderlands 2 (PC download) is $36 from Green Man Gaming. Next best is $54. [Dealzon]

• Sep. 18 release Dead or Alive 5 (360, PS3) is $47.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $59. [Dealzon]

• Sep. 18 release F1 2012 (360, PS3) is $47.99, free shipping from NewEgg. List price is $60. PC version is $37.99 after coupon, usually $50. [Dealzon]

• Sep. 20 release Dead Space 3 (360, PS3) is $47.99, free shipping from NewEgg. List price is $60. [Dealzon]

• Sep. 20 release Company of Heroes 2 (PC download) is $45 from Green Man Gaming. List price is $60. [Dealzon]

• Sep. 20 release The Last of Us (PS3) is $47.99, free shipping from NewEgg. List price is $60. [Dealzon]

• Sep. 20 release Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified (Vita) is $37.99, free shipping from NewEgg. List price is $50. [Dealzon]

• Sep. 25 release Karaoke Joysound Bundle (Wii) is $39.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $42. [Dealzon]

• Sep. 25 release PES 2013 (360, PS3) is $47.99, free shipping from NewEgg. List price is $60. [Dealzon]

• Sep. 25 release FIFA Soccer 13 (PS3, 360) is $47.99 from NewEgg. List price is $60. [Dealzon]

• Sep. 28 release FIFA Soccer 13 (PC download) is $30 from Green Man Gaming. List price is $40. [Dealzon]

• Oct. 2 release NBA 2K13 (360, PS3) is $47.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $59. [Dealzon]

• Oct. 2 release Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PS3) is $47.99, free shipping from NewEgg. List price is $60. [Dealzon]

• Oct. 2 release Resident Evil 6 (360, PS3) is $47.99, free shipping from NewEgg. List price is $60. [Dealzon]

• Oct. 30 release Assassin's Creed 3 (360, PS3) is $47.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $57. [Dealzon]

• Nov. 13 release Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (360, PS3, PC) is $47.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $60. [Dealzon]

Asura's Wrath (360) is $20.01 from Amazon. Next best is $48. [Dealzon]

Bleach: Soul Resurreccion (PS3) is $17.75 from Amazon. Next best is $26. [Dealzon]

Street Fighter X Tekken (PS3) is $18.99 from Amazon. Next best is $21. [Dealzon]

Trinity: Souls Of Zill O'll (PS3) is $28.95, free shipping from Amazon. Next best is $53. [Dealzon]

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (360, PS3) is $9.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $21. [Dealzon]

Rapala For Kinect (360) is $9.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $20. [Dealzon]

Metro: Last Light (PC download) is $45 from Green Man Gaming. List price is $60. [Dealzon]

Battlefield 3 Premium (PC download) is $37.50 from Green Man Gaming. Next best is $50. [Dealzon]

Sleeping Dogs Limited Edition (PC download) is $35 from Green Man Gaming. Next best is $45. [Dealzon]

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition (PC download) is $30 from Green Man Gaming. List price is $40. [Dealzon]

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (PC download) is $22.50 from Green Man Gaming. List price is $30. [Dealzon]

End of Nations: Founders Edition (PC download) is $22.50 from Green Man Gaming. List price is $30. [Dealzon]

The Darkness 2 Limited Edition (PC) is $9.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $20. [Dealzon]

Hardware

• Corsair Vengeance 1500 Gaming Headset is $59.99 after rebate, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $82. [Dealzon]

• Rosewill RK-8100 Gaming Keyboard is $17.99, free shipping from Buy.com. Next best is $23. [Dealzon]

• Dell 21.5-inch UltraSharp U2212HM 1080p IPS LED Monitor is $188.10, free shipping from Dell Home. List price is $259. [Dealzon]

• OCZ 128GB Agility 4 SSD is $34.99 after rebate, free shipping from Amazon. Next best is $95. [Dealzon]

Toshiba Qosmio X875-Q7290 Ivy Bridge laptop with 17.3-inch 1080p display, Quad Core i7-3610QM, 3GB GeForce GTX 670M, is $1,724, free shipping from BuyDig.com. List price is $1,999. [Dealzon]

• HP's 17.3-inch dv7t-7000 Select Edition with Ivy Bridge Core i5-3210M 3rd Gen, 8GB RAM, GeForce GT 630M is $713.99, free shipping from HP. Cheapest ever by $31 and rare coupon terms make it actually $66 less than the current price of base config with weaker Core i5 2nd Gen CPU and integrated graphics. [Dealzon]

Lenovo Y580 1080p 15.6-inch laptop with Ivy Bridge Quad Core i7-3610QM, GeForce GTX 660M, Blu-ray, 8GB RAM is $949, free shipping from Lenovo. Cheapest ever by $150. [Dealzon]

Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 27-inch all-in-one desktop with Ivy Bridge Quad Core i7-3610QM, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, GeForce GT630 2GB, Blu-ray is $1,349, free shipping from Lenovo. Cheapest ever by $130. [Dealzon]

Digital Distribution

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

Amazon
Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga is $5.99, save 85 percent.
Pint Sized Paradox Package is $10.96, save 82 percent.
Assassin's Creed bundle is $19.99, save 75 percent.
EA Sports Classic Pack is $4.99, save 75 percent.
Might and Magic: Heroes VI is $21.38, save 57 percent.

Beamdog
Freight Tycoon Inc. is $5.00, save 50 percent.
Superbike World Championship is $7.50, save 50 percent.

Desura
Revenge of Roger Rouge is $1.02, save 66 percent.
Tagimoto is $1.02, save 66 percent.

DotEmu
Guilty Gear Isuka is $2.40, save 60 percent.
Litil Divil is $2.40, save 60 percent.

GameFly
Stronghold 3 Gold is $19.99, save 50 percent.

GamersGate
Hearts of Iron 3 Collection is $7.49, save 75 percent.
Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition is $4.99, save 75 percent.
King Arthur Collection is $7.49, save 70 percent.
King Arthur II is $9.98, save 50 percent.
Commandos Complete Collection is $14.99, save 40 percent.

Get Games
Total War: Shogun 2 is $9.99, save 75 percent.
Napoleon: Total War is $4.99, save 75 percent.

GMG
Sniper Art of Victory is $2.99, save 70 percent.
Tomb Raider: Anniversary is $4.99, save 67 percent.

GOG
Blackwell Bundle is $7.49, save 50 percent.
Botanicula is $4.99, save 50 percent.
Machinarium: Collector's Edition is $4.99, save 50 percent.

Impulse
Football Manager 2012 is $7.49, save 75 percent.
Wastelands Strategy Bundle is $14.99, save 75 percent.

iTunes Store
Governor of Poker (iPhone) is $0.99, save 80 percent.
Inotia 3: Children of Carnia (iPhone) is $0.99, save 80 percent.

Mac App Store
Trine 2 (Mac) is $3.99, save 73 percent.
Secret of the Lost Cavern (Mac) is $4.99, save 67 percent.

Steam
Crysis 2 Maximum Edition is $9.99, save 75 percent.
Crysis Collection is $17.49, save 75 percent.
Crysis Warhead is $4.99, save 75 percent.
Frozenbyte Collection is $9.99, save 75 percent.
Trine Complete Collection is $8.74, save 75 percent.

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