The Moneysaver: TLC for THQ

Friendly reminder that there are four days left on THQ's Humble Bundle, offering plenty of titles for just one buck and even more if you pay $5. Or you could pay more and donate the difference to a deserving charity, which in this case might be THQ itself.

Most of the savings this week seem to be on downloadable versions, which could be because retailers of physical goods are trying to wring everything they can out of the holiday shopping season. Toys 'R Us, though, still is running a two-for-the-price-of-1.5 special that ends today. These values, plus 70 others, are in this week's edition of The Moneysaver.

Software

• Name-your-own-price on THQ PC download games from Humble Bundle through 7pm EST Wednesday. Just $1 gets you Company of Heroes with expansions Opposing Fronts and Tales of Valor, Darksiders, Metro 2033, and Red Faction: Armageddon. If you pay more than the average customer ($5.61 at time of writing), you'll also get Saints Row: The Third, Titan Quest, and Red Faction: Armageddon Path to War DLC. Separately these downloads cost $210. You even get to decide what proportion of your purchase price goes to THQ, to charity, and to Humble Bundle as a tip. [Dealzon]

• Best Buy 360 Kinect games sale ends today. Buy 1, get a $10 gift card; or buy 2, get a $30 gift card. Eight eligible titles, including Angry Birds Trilogy, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13, and Just Dance 4. [Dealzon]

• Also last day for the Toys 'R' Us "Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off" sale on video games and accessories. Excludes pre-order games, but it's an especially good deal for Wii U games since there aren't many discounts out there on individual titles. [Dealzon]

• Today only: Doom 3: BFG Edition (PC download) is $18 from Green Man Gaming. List price is $30. [Dealzon]

• Today only: LEGO Lord of the Rings (PC download) is $21 from Green Man Gaming. List price is $30. [Dealzon]

• Sunday only: Football Manager 2013 (PC download) is $26 from Green Man Gaming. List price is $40. [Dealzon]

Rocksmith (360, PS3) is $29.99, free shipping from Amazon. Cheapest ever by $10. Next best is $47. [Dealzon]

NBA Baller Beats (360 Kinect) is $29.99, free shipping from Amazon. Cheapest ever by $20. Next best is $40. [Dealzon]

NHL 12 (360, PS3) is $17.99 with $2.50 shipping from Origin. Cheapest ever by $6. Next best is $35. [Dealzon]

Tekken Hybrid Limited Edition (PS3) is $19.99 with $3.49 shipping from GameStop. Next best is $38. [Dealzon]

Just Dance: Disney Party (360, Wii) is $19.99 from Amazon. Next best is $30. [Dealzon]

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (360) is $19.99 from Amazon. Cheapest ever by $13. Next best is $28. [Dealzon]

Prototype 2 (Pre-Owned: 360, PS3) is $14.99, free shipping from GameFly. Next best is $26. [Dealzon]

Dungeon Siege 3 (360, PS3) is $9.99, free shipping from NewEgg. New low by $4. Next best is $15. [Dealzon]

Fortune Street (Wii) is $14.99, free shipping from NewEgg. New low by $2. Next best is $32. [Dealzon]

Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion (3DS) is $29.99, free shipping from Best Buy. List price is $40. [Dealzon]

Rabbids Rumble (3DS) is $19.99, free shipping from Best Buy. List price is $30. [Dealzon]

WWE All Stars (3DS) is $9.99, free shipping from Best Buy. List price is $20. [Dealzon]

The Trash Pack (3DS) is $9.99, free shipping from Best Buy. Next best is $30. [Dealzon]

Lego Battles Ninjago (DS) is $14.99, free shipping from Kmart. List price is $20. [Dealzon]

LEGO Lord of the Rings (DS) is $14.99, free shipping from Kmart. List price is $30. [Dealzon]

Painkiller Absolute Complete Bundle (PC download) is $46.75 from GamersGate. List price is $70. [Dealzon]

Just Cause Collection (PC download) is $20 from GamersGate. List price is $40. [Dealzon]

The Guild Complete Collection (PC download) is $15 from GamersGate. Next best is $25. [Dealzon]

King Arthur Complete Collection (PC download) is $15 from GamersGate. List price is $30. [Dealzon]

Jagged Alliance: Crossfire (PC download) is $5.99 from GameFly. List price is $30. [Dealzon]

Dungeons Gold Edition (PC download) is $5.99 from GameFly. Next best is $25. [Dealzon]

Hotline Miami (PC download) is $4.99 from Amazon. Next best is $10. [Dealzon]

Hunted: The Demon's Forge (PC) is $3.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $12. [Dealzon]

Hardware

• Today PS Vita bundles for $249.99 at Target come with $50 gift cards. The Vita with Black Ops Declassified bundle and the Lego Batman 2 bundle (actually $245) are available online and in stores. Two others — Madden NFL 13 and Assassin's Creed Liberation — are in stores only. [Dealzon]

• This week Best Buy rolled out an exclusive PlayStation 3 250GB Holiday Bundle with Medal of Honor: Warfighter, God of War Saga, and God of War: Origins Collection for $299.99, free shipping. The console and games separately cost $362. [Dealzon]

• Target is throwing in Fifa Soccer 13 (usually $40) with Xbox 360 250GB Kinect 2012 Holiday Bundle that includes Kinect Sports, Kinect Adventures, and Dance Central 2 for $349.99 + $14.66 shipping. [Dealzon]

• Logitech Driving Force GT PS3 Racing Wheel (Refurbished) is $54.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Cheapest ever by $5. Next best is $110. [Dealzon]

• Creative Labs Sound Blaster Tactic360 Ion Gaming Headset for Xbox 360 is $19.96 with $3.97 shipping from Walmart. Next best is $35. [Dealzon]

• Gateway 24-inch FHX2402L 2ms LED Monitor is $169.90, free shipping from Staples. Cheapest ever by $10. List price is $220. [Dealzon]

• Sandisk 128GB SSD is $69.99, free shipping from Buy.com. Cheapest ever by $10. Next best is $100. [Dealzon]

• Samsung 120GB 840 Series SSD is $69.99 after rebate with $5.92 shipping from TigerDirect. Cheapest ever by $14. Next best is $100. [Dealzon]

• Lenovo's 15.6-inch 1080p IdeaPad Y580 with Ivy Bridge Quad Core i7-3630QM, GeForce GTX 660M, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 16GB SSD, Blu-ray, and Windows 8 is $1,039.20 after coupon, free shipping. That's cheapest ever by $40. [Dealzon]

• Lenovo's 14-inch Y400 with swappable optical bay, Ivy Bridge Core i7-3630QM, 8GB RAM, GeForce GT650M, and Windows 8 is $749, free shipping. 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
The Book of Unwritten Tales is $14.99, save 25 percent.
The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles is $15.99, save 20 percent.

Amazon
Alan Wake is $7.50, save 75 percent.
Serious Sam 3: BFE is $9.99, save 75 percent.
The First Templar is $8.12, save 73 percent.
East India Company Collection is $11.06, save 63 percent.
Dungeons is $11.70, save 61 percent.
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is $29.99, save 50 percent.

Desura
Toxic Bunny HD is $7.79, save 40 percent.

DotEmu
IREM Arcade Hits is $6.00, save 60 percent.
DotEmu Collection Vol1. is $8.00, save 60 percent.

GameFly
Prison Break – The Conspiracy is $1.25, save 75 percent.
Jane's Advanced Strike Fighters is $7.49, save 75 percent.

GamersGate
Ravaged is $2.49, save 75 percent.
LEGO Batman™: The Videogame is $4.99, save 75 percent.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 is $2.50, save 75 percent.
Arsenal of Democracy: A Hearts of Iron Game is $2.49, save 75 percent.
The Settlers Complete Collection is $15.00, save 75 percent.

Gametap
Driver San Francisco is $10.18, save 66 percent.
James Camerons Avatar: The Game is $9.97, save 50 percent.

Get Games
Duke Nukem Forever is $4.99, save 75 percent.
Aliens vs Predator is $3.74, save 75 percent.

GMG
Sniper: Ghost Warrior is $1.99, save 90 percent.
Reign: Conflict of Nations is $1.99, save 87 percent.
Defcon: Everybody Dies is $1.99, save 80 percent.

GameStop
Reload is $3.99, save 60 percent.
Counter-Strike Complete is $14.99, save 50 percent.

iTunes Store
Batman Arkham City Lockdown (iPhone) is $0.99, save 83 percent.
Ravensword: The Fallen King (iPhone) is $0.99, save 67 percent.
FINAL FANTASY (iPhone) is $3.99, save 56 percent.

Mac App Store
Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Ultimate Edition (Mac) is $19.99, save 50 percent.

Steam
Orcs Must Die! 2 is $3.74, save 75 percent.
Hotline Miami is $4.99, save 50 percent.
Faster Than Light is $5.99, save 40 percent.

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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