The Moneysaver: Eternal Vigilance for the Price of Duty

Our deals partners are on overwatch for offers on Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and so far have found no discounts, but a NewEgg coupon code will get you Hitman: Absolution for $12 off the cover price. It's out in two weeks. Halo 4 sees a cash discount from one retailer, and bonuses from others. In older releases, highlights include Max Payne 3 and Dark Souls. Those savings and more than 60 others are in this week's edition of The Moneysaver.

Software

• Nov. 20 release Hitman: Absolution (360, PS3) is $47.99, free shipping from NewEgg through Sunday. Elsewhere $59 and up. [Dealzon]

• Nov. 13 release LEGO Lord of the Rings (PC download) is $22.50, free shipping from Green Man Gaming. Elsewhere $30. Amazon gives $10 bonus credits with 360/PS3 for $48.99 and Wii version for $38.99. [Dealzon]

• Nov. 13 release Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (360, PS3, PC) for $59.99 comes with $20 eGift card from Dell Home. No discount or bonus for PC download version at $59.99. Best offer is preload from Amazon so you can play as soon as Tuesday arrives. [Dealzon]

Halo 4 (360) is down to $53.99 at Deep Discount but better net values are available for $59.99 plus bonuses from other retailers: $20 eGift card from Dell Home, $15 Award Card from Kmart, and $10 instant video credit from Amazon. [Dealzon]

• Nov. 13 release RIFT: Storm Legion Combo Pack (PC download) is $34.95 from GamersGate. Next best is $38. [Dealzon]

• Nov. 13 release Wonderbook: Book of Spells (PS3) is $34.99, free shipping from Amazon. Elsewhere $39 and up. [Dealzon]

• Nov. 13 release The Sims 3 Seasons Limited Edition (PC download) is $30, free shipping from Green Man Gaming. Elsewhere $40. [Dealzon]

• Feb. 12 release Aliens: Colonial Marines (PC download) is $37.50 from Green Man Gaming. List price is $50. [Dealzon]

Spellforce: Complete Collection (PC download) is $7.50 from Green Man Gaming. Elsewhere $40. Includes SpellForce 1 Platinum, SpellForce 2 Gold, and SpellForce 2 Faith in Destiny Digital Deluxe version. [Dealzon]

Battlefield 3 Premium Edition (PC download) is $45 from Green Man Gaming. Elsewhere $60. [Dealzon]

Harry Potter for Kinect (360) is $39.99, free shipping from Best Buy. Elsewhere $50. [Dealzon]

DJ Hero Bundle with Turntable (PS3) is $19.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $26. [Dealzon]

DJ Hero Bundle with Turntable (360, Wii) is $14.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $27. [Dealzon]

Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth (360 Kinect) is $39.99, free shipping from GameStop. Next best is $45. [Dealzon]

Max Payne 3 Special Edition (360) is $34.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $52. [Dealzon]

Star Wars: Kinect (360) is $24.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $33. [Dealzon]

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier (360) is $24.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $31. [Dealzon]

Dead Island Game of the Year Edition (360, PS3) is $19.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $25. [Dealzon]

Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten (PS3) is $19.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $26. [Dealzon]

Dark Souls (360, PS3) is $14.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $23. [Dealzon]

Kirby: Mass Attack (DS) is $9.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $27. [Dealzon]

Sleeping Dogs (PC download) is $25 from GamersGate. Next best is $38. [Dealzon]

Viking: Battle for Asgard (PC download) is $11.25 from Green Man Gaming. List price is $15. [Dealzon]

Sine Mora (PC download) is $6.75 from Green Man Gaming. Next best is $9. [Dealzon]

Serious Sam 3: BFE (PC download) is $5.99 from GameStop. Next best is $40. [Dealzon]

Sleeping Dogs: Nightmare in North Point (PC DLC) is $2.50 from GamersGate. Next best is $4. [Dealzon]

Hardware

• Corsair Vengeance 1500 Gaming Headset is $49.99 after rebate, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $73. [Dealzon]

• Intel 180GB 330 Series Maple Crest SSD is $89.99 after rebate + $2.29 shipping from TigerDirect. Next best is $147. [Dealzon]

• New 15.6-inch laptop released Thursday: Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 Gaming Laptop with Ivy Bridge Quad Core i7-3632QM, 8GB RAM, GeForce GT 650M, and Windows 8 is $899 after $250 coupon. Comes with UltraBay capability to switch out the optical drive for a dual-GPU or an additional hard drive. [Dealzon]

• Also a new 14-inch released Thursday: Lenovo IdeaPad Y400 Gaming Laptop with Ivy Bridge Core i7-3630QM, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 16GB SSD, GeForce GT 650M, Windows 8 is $919 after coupon, free shipping from Lenovo. List price is $1,349. Also has UltraBay expansion capability like the Y500. [Dealzon]

• Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 20998NU Ivy Bridge Core i7-3630QM, GeForce GTX 660M, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Windows 8 is $849, free shipping from Lenovo. List price is $1,299. [Dealzon]

• Alienware M14x r2 Ivy Bridge Core i5-3210M 3rd Gen, 8GB RAM, 1GB GeForce GT 650M is $949, free shipping from Dell Home. List price is $1,074. [Dealzon]

• Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 2093B7U Ivy Bridge Core i7-3630QM, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, GeForce GT650M, Windows 8 is $749, free shipping from Lenovo. List price is $1,249. [Dealzon]

• HP Envy h8-1360t Desktop with Ivy Bridge Quad Core i7-3770, Radeon HD 7570, 8GB RAM is $679.99 + $9.99 shipping from HP. Listed for $930. [Dealzon]

• Dell XPS 8500 Desktop with Ivy Bridge Quad Core i5-3350P, GeForce GT 620, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Windows 8 is $599.99, free shipping from Dell Home. That's cheapest ever by $70. [Dealzon]

Digital Distribution

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

Adventure Shop
Art of Murder Collection is $12.49, save 50 percent.

Amazon
The Harry Batman Pack is $13.99, save 80 percent.
Anno 2070 Deluxe Edition is $18.69, save 66 percent.
STORM: Frontline Nation is $6.99, save 53 percent.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution" Augmented Edition is $19.99, save 50 percent.

Desura
MicroTale is $0.96, save 84 percent.
8-Bit Night is $2.49, save 50 percent.

DotEmu
Superpower 2 is $4.00, save 60 percent.
Traitors Gate 2 is $2.00, save 60 percent.

GameFly
Dragon Age: Origins is $4.99, save 75 percent.
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition is $14.99, save 50 percent.

GamersGate
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition is $7.49, save 75 percent.
MegaDrive Genesis Classic Collection 5 is $7.49, save 75 percent.
Super Meat Boy is $3.74, save 75 percent.
Wastelands Strategic Bundle is $16.98, save 66 percent.
Tom Clancy's Collection is $24.99, save 50 percent.

Get Games
Sid Meiers Civilization V is $7.49, save 75 percent.
Serious Sam 3: BFE Deluxe Edition is $12.49, save 75 percent.

GMG
Bastion is $3.74, save 75 percent.
Need For Speed World Gold Starter Pack is $19.99, save 67 percent.

GOG
Back to the Future The Game is $4.99, save 80 percent.
Tales of Monkey Island is $6.99, save 80 percent.
Redneck Rampage Collection is $2.99, save 50 percent.
Stonekeep is $2.99, save 50 percent.

Impulse
Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter is $3.74, save 75 percent.
Need for Speed Bundle is $9.99, save 75 percent.

iTunes Store
Dead Space (iPhone) is $0.99, save 86 percent.
Bloons TD 4 (iPhone) is $0.99, save 67 percent.
MADDEN NFL 12 by EA SPORTS For iPad (iPad) is $2.99, save 57 percent.

Mac App Store
Irem Arcade Hits (Mac) is $2.99, save 70 percent.
Star Wars: Empire at War (Mac) is $14.99, save 50 percent.

Steam
Dynamite Jack is $2.49, save 50 percent.
Death Rally is $4.99, save 50 percent + Free Weekend.
Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition is $26.79, save 33 percent.

The Gamers Front
Dominions 3: The Awakening is $29.95, save 45 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.

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