The Moneysaver: Where Credit is Due

Ordinarily bonus credits don't do much for me as you're still paying full price, and the lure is meant to get you to buy more later. But Resident Evil 6 delivers $20 in Xbox Live's funny money if you pick it up through the Microsoft Store, and that credit's good for a whole lot of other things. Our deals partners have rounded up some bonus credit offers, plus a used sale at Best Buy and the usual slew of digital download savings. More than 60 offers are in this week's Moneysaver, below!

Software

• Oct. 2 release Resident Evil 6 (360) for $59.99 comes with 1600 LIVE Points and $10 coupon from Microsoft Store. [Dealzon]

• Sep. 25 release Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 (360, PS3) for $59.99 comes with a $10 bonus credit from Amazon. Elsewhere $60, no bonus. [Dealzon]

• Nov. 6 release Halo 4 (360) is $44.99, free shipping from NewEgg through Sunday. Also available from Microsoft Store for $60 but comes with a $25 bonus credit toward your next purchase. Elsewhere $60, no bonus. [Dealzon]

• Thursday's release Torchlight 2 (PC download, activates on Steam) is $15.99 after coupon at GameFly. Elsewhere $20. [Dealzon]

• Best Buy is offering "Buy 2 Pre-Owned Games, Get a 3rd Free" with over 5,000 eligible titles, including Modern Warfare 3, Dark Souls, Skyrim, and Borderlands. [Dealzon]

• Oct. 9 release XCOM: Enemy Unknown (PC download) is $39.99, free shipping from GameFly. Next best is $45. [Dealzon]

Darksiders 2 (360, PS3) is $47.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Amazon matched that price, but elsewhere it's $58 and up. [Dealzon]

• Tuesday's release Borderlands 2 (360, PS3) for $59.99 comes with a $15 awards card at Kmart. Next best offer is a $10 gift card from NewEgg. Best deal for PC is still $43.20 from Green Man Gaming. Elsewhere $48 and up. [Dealzon]

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Collector's Edition (PS3) is $29.99 from Best Buy. Next best is $45. [Dealzon]

Warriors Orochi 3 (360) is $29.99, free shipping from GameStop. Next best is $53. [Dealzon]

White Knight Chronicles 2 (PS3) is $13.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $20. [Dealzon]

Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods and Kings (PC download) is $18 from Green Man Gaming. Next best is $29. [Dealzon]

Sid Meier's Civilization V Game of The Year Edition (PC download) is $15.99 from Green Man Gaming. Next best is $50. [Dealzon]

Stronghold 3 Gold (PC download) is $15.99 from Green Man Gaming. Next best is $40. [Dealzon]

Tera Online (PC download) is $9.99 from Amazon and comes with a $9.99 coupon - enough to grab an additional copy through Saturday. List price is $50. [Dealzon]

Borderlands Game of the Year Edition (PC download) is $9.59 from Green Man Gaming. Next best is $34. [Dealzon]

Mafia 2 (PC download) is $6 from Green Man Gaming. Next best is $15. [Dealzon]

Hardware

• PlayStation 3D Display Bundle (24-inch) with MotorStorm is $179.99, free shipping from Best Buy. Next best is $250. [Dealzon]

• Xbox 360 Kinect Sensor (Refurbished) with Kinect Adventures game is $69.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $98. [Dealzon]

• Xbox 360 Live 4000 Points Online Code is $44.99, free shipping from Dell Home. Next best is $48. [Dealzon]

• Xbox 360 Live 1600 Points Online Code is $17.99, free shipping from Dell Home. Next best is $20. [Dealzon]

• Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB GDDR5 PCIe Video Card is $184.99 after rebate, free shipping from SuperBiiz. Next best is $211. [Dealzon]

• XFX Core Edition Radeon HD 7850 1GB GDDR5 PCIe Video Card is $169.99 after rebate, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $200. [Dealzon]

• OCZ 512GB Agility 4 SSD with desktop upgrade kit is $289, free shipping from BuyDig.com. Next best is $358. [Dealzon]

• Plextor 128GB M5 Series SSD is $79.99 after rebate, free shipping from TigerDirect. Next best is $100. [Dealzon]

Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 08622VU 15.6-inch laptop with Quad Core i7-2670QM, GeForce GT 555M, 750GB HDD plus 64GB SSD, Blu-Ray, 8GB RAM is $895.20 after $224 coupon code from Lenovo. [Dealzon]

• New XPS 8500 desktop deal from Dell with Ivy Bridge Quad Core i7-3770, Radeon HD 7770 2GB, 16GB RAM, 2TB HDD plus 256GB SSD is $1,329.99, free shipping from Dell. List is $1,599.99. [Dealzon]

Alienware X51 compact desktop with Quad Core i5-3450, GeForce GT 545 is $799, free shipping from Dell. That's cheapest ever by $50. [Dealzon]

Digital Distribution

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

Adventure Shop
Art of Murder – FBI Confidential is $4.99, save 50 percent.

Amazon
Create is $5.32, save 73 percent.
The Kings' Crusade is $5.63, save 72 percent.
Death Track: Resurrection is $4.03, save 60 percent.
Might and Magic: Heroes VI is $20.67, save 59 percent

DotEmu
Syberia Pack is $6.00, save 60 percent.
Atlantis Pack is $8.00, save 60 percent

GameFly
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is $4.99, save 75 percent.
Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition is $4.99, save 75 percent.
F.E.A.R. 3 is $4.99, save 75 percent

GamersGate
Prince of Persia Complete Pack is $14.99, save 75 percent.
Pirates of Black Cove is $4.99, save 75 percent.
Splinter Cell Elite Echelon is $14.99, save 70 percent.
Tales of Monkey Island Complete Season is $10.49, save 70 percent..

Gametap
Resident Evil 5 is $9.97, save 50 percent.

Gametree
The Sims Medieval (Mac) is $9.99, save 50 percent.
The Sims Medieval: Pirates and Nobles (Mac) is $9.99, save 50 percent.

Get Games
Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 is $2.49, save 75 percent.
Oil Rush is $3.99, save 75 percent.
ArcaniA Gothic 4 is $4.99, save 75 percent.

GMG
Age of Fear: The Undead King is free.
inMomentum is $2.98, save 70 percent

GOG
Master of Magic is $2.39, save 60 percent.
Star Control 1+2 is $2.39, save 60 percent.
Total Annihilation: Commander Pack is $2.39, save 60 percent.

Impulse
Tribes: Ascend Starter Pack is $7.49, save 75 percent.
IL-2 Sturmovik Bundle is $13.59, save 66 percent

iTunes Store
Gangstar Rio: City of Saints (iPhone) is $0.99, save 86 percent.
Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation (iPhone) is $0.99, save 86 percent.
Osmos (iPad) is $0.99, save 80 percent.
Devil May Cry 4: Refrain (iPhone) is $0.99, save 80 percent.

Steam
Tripwire Interactive Bundle is $20.39, save 66 percent.
Killing Floor Bundle is $10.19, save 66 percent.
Saints Row: The 3rd is $13.59, save 66 percent.
Sniper Elite V2 is $24.99, save 50 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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