The Moneysaver: Fade From Black

The end of the major publishing calendar comes right after Black Friday, making this one of the quieter times for new releases. Retailers looking to cash in on the holiday sales season continue to offer discounts on some good titles released earlier in the year.

Far Cry 3 is the big upcoming release, but savings on that may only be found for its PC download. Elsewhere, NBA 2K13, LEGO Lord of the Rings, and Persona 4 Arena are seeing discounts. More than 60 deals in all are below in The Moneysaver.

Software

• Dec. 4 release Far Cry 3 (PC download) is $39.99, free shipping from GameFly. List price is $50. [Dealzon]

• Dec. 4 release Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013 (Wii U) is $39.96, free shipping from Amazon. Next best is $50. [Dealzon]

• Toys 'R' Us is still offering a 3-for-$35 sale on most video games priced $14.99 to $19.99. [Dealzon]

• Toys 'R' Us also still has their "Buy One Skylanders Giants Figure or Accessory, Get One 40 percent Off" deal from Cyber Monday. [Dealzon]

• When you buy select PC download pre-orders at Green Man Gaming, you get a voucher code for 35 percent off a future purchase. Eligibile pre-orders include <South Park: The Stick of Truth, Tomb Raider, and BioShock Infinite. [Dealzon]

NBA Baller Beats (360 Kinect) is $49.99, free shipping from Best Buy. Cheapest ever by $10. Next best is $59. [Dealzon]

NBA 2K13 (PS3, 360) is $49.99, free shipping from Best Buy. Next best is $58. [Dealzon]

NASCAR The Game: Inside Line (360, PS3) is $49.99, free shipping from Best Buy. Next best is $60. [Dealzon]

LEGO Lord of the Rings (360, PS3) is $39.99, free shipping from Best Buy. Next best is $49. [Dealzon]

Persona 4 Arena for 360 is $39.99 at Best Buy and PS3 version is $29.99 at Gamestop, both with free shipping. Next bests are $52 and $40, respectively. [Dealzon]

Port Royale 3 (PS3, 360) is $29.99, free shipping from GameStop. Cheapest ever by $8. List price is $50. [Dealzon]

Rise of Nightmares (360 Kinect) is $9.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Cheapest ever by $5. Next best is $23. [Dealzon]

Singularity (360, PS3) is $9.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $13. [Dealzon]

UFC 2009 Undisputed (360) - Pre-owned is $2.99 from GameStop. List price is $5. [Dealzon]

NASCAR The Game: Inside Line (Wii) is $39.99, free shipping from Best Buy. Next best is $50. [Dealzon]

Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention (Vita) is $29.99, free shipping from Amazon. Next best is $39. [Dealzon]

Lumines: Electronic Symphony (Vita) is $22.97 from Amazon. Next best is $31. [Dealzon]

Kirby: Mass Attack (DS) is $9.99, free shipping from Buy.com. Next best is $26. [Dealzon]

DiRT 3 (PC download) is $19.99 from GameFly. List price is $50. [Dealzon]

Unstoppable Gorg (PC download) is $4.99 from Green Man Gaming. Next best is $10. [Dealzon]

Jet Set Radio (PC download) is $3.39 from Green Man Gaming. Next best is $10. [Dealzon]

Paradox Majesty Bundle (10 PC downloads) is $9.99 from Amazon. Titles include: Warlock: Master of the Arcane, Defenders of Ardania Battlemagic, and Majesty 2 Collection. Separately they'd be $60. [Dealzon]

Plentiful Paradox Package (6 PC downloads) is $9.99 from Amazon. Titles include: Crusader Kings II, Magicka Collection, and Victoria II. Would cost $105 separately. [Dealzon]

Pint Sized Paradox Package (9 PC downloads) is $5.99 from Amazon. Includes 6 Crusader Kings II DLC packs (but not the game), Majesty 2 Collection, and Warlock: Master of the Arcane. Separately $23. [Dealzon]

Hardware

• Xbox 360 320GB Console Halo 4 Limited Edition Bundle for $349.99 comes with a $20 eGift card and free shipping from Dell Home. [Dealzon]

• Sennheiser X320 Xbox 360 Gaming Headset is $99.99, free shipping from Buy.com. Cheapest ever by $20. Next best is $130. [Dealzon]

• MSI GeForce GTX 650 1GB GDDR5 PCIe Video Card is $109.99 after rebate, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $130. [Dealzon]

Asus G75VW-AS71 1080p 17.3-inch laptop with Ivy Bridge Quad Core i7-3610QM, 16GB RAM, and GeForce GT 660M 2GB is $1,265, free shipping from Amazon. Cheapest ever by $65. List price is $1,700. [Dealzon]

Lenovo IdeaPad Y400 14-inch laptop with Ivy Bridge Core i5-3210M, 8GB RAM, GeForce GT650M, Windows 8 is $729, free shipping from Lenovo. That's $20 less than Cyber Monday. List price is $999. [Dealzon]

HP Envy Phoenix h8-1440t Desktop with Quad Core i7-3820, Radeon HD 7570, 10GB RAM, Windows 8 is $749.99, free shipping from HP. List price is $999.99. [Dealzon]

Digital Distribution

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

Amazon
Paradox War Chest is $7.49, save 94 percent.
Paradox Seas Bundle is $9.99, save 94 percent.
Spec Ops: The Line is $4.99, save 83 percent.
Warlock: Master of the Arcane is $5.00, save 75 percent.
The Last Remnant is $14.99, save 63 percent.

Desura
The Real Texas is $7.95, save 47 percent.

DLGamer
Dead Island is $7.49, save 50 percent.
Trainz Simulator 12 is $19.99, save 50 percent.
Singles 2 is $4.99, save 50 percent.

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

GameFly
Silverfall is $2.49, save 75 percent.
A Game of Thrones - Genesis is $15.99, save 60 percent.

GamersGate
Racing Team Manager is $6.95, save 77 percent.
Dungeons: The Dark Lord is $4.99, save 75 percent.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat (Loyalty Edition) is $3.89, save 70 percent.
Batman Arkham Collection is $20.05, save 70 percent.
FEAR Complete Pack is $12.00, save 70 percent.

Get Games
Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition is $1.99, save 75 percent.
Thief Triple Pack is $8.24, save 75 percent.

GMG
Two Worlds II Castle Defense is $1.60, save 84 percent.
Stronghold 3 Gold is $7.49, save 75 percent.
Armada: Gold is $4.99, save 75 percent.

GameStop
Total War Grand Master Collection is $41.24, save 75 percent.
Dawn of Fantasy is $14.99, save 50 percent.

iTunes Store
R-Tech Commander Colony XD (iPhone) is $0.99, save 80 percent.
God of Blades (iPhone) is $0.99, save 67 percent.
MineCraft Pro (iPhone) is $0.99, save 50 percent.

Mac Game Store
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Deluxe Edition (Mac) is $12.49, save 69 percent.
Tiny Troopers (Mac) is $2.99, save 67 percent.

Matrix Games
Distant Worlds - Legends is $15.99, save 36 percent.
Frozen Synapse is $15.99, save 36 percent.

Steam
Confrontation is $6.79, save 66 percent.
Unreal Deal Pack is $13.59, save 66 percent.
Endless Space is $14.99, save 50 percent + Free Weekend.

Kotaku thanks our coupon partners for providing these and other great deals. 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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