Running Out, With Steam

Steam and Amazon are back to finish off your bank account, or whatever's left of it after the holidays, anyway. There are 12 deals on Steam right now, six of which expire in three hours, among them the Left 4 Dead series, FTL and L.A. Noire. Amazon is running its "Better Than Steam Sale, involving some of the same titles at the same prices. Green Man Gaming, Best Buy and others have gotten into the act, and if you're looking to sneak in a hardware purchase in time to write it off of next year's taxes, as yours truly just did, there are some savings to be found there too. Nearly 100 deals await in this week's Moneysaver!

Software

Steam Holiday Sale began last Thursday with up to 75% off many titles through January 5th, 2013. Here are some of the best current deals that have been featured on the sale's front page, including a THQ bundle with 22 decent titles like Darksiders 2, Warhammer 40k, and Saints Row the Third.
THQ Collection 22 games for $24.99 (separately $207.28)
Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion $13.59 (normally $40)
Left 4 Dead Bundle: Left 4 Dead 1 and Left 4 Dead 2 $7.49 (separately $30)
Miner Wars 2081 $12.49 (next best is $20)
FTL: Faster Than Light $4.99 until 1pm EST (next best is $7.49)

Better-than-Steam-Sale deals are plentiful this winter. Below are several games that are cheaper from Green Man Gaming. Others are the same price at Amazon, and you get a bonus $5 credit towards 2012 Editor's Choice games.
Assassin's Creed 3 is $37.49 + $5 Amazon credit
Prototype 2 is $17.49 (Steam is $19.99)
ArmA 2: Combined Operations is $12.60 (Steam is $17.99)
L.A. Noire is $4.99
Prototype is $4.99 + $5 Amazon Credit
Just Cause 2 is $3.74 + $5 Amazon Credit

Best Buy has strong discounts on console games, including the biggest price drops we've seen on Wii U titles (a few $20 off). The games below are at new lowest-ever prices or tied with their previous lows. All with free shipping or in-store pickup.
Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013 with Gun (Xbox 360, PS3) is $59.99
NBA 2K13 (Wii U) is $49.99
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (Xbox 360, PS3) is $39.99
Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse (Xbox 360, PS3) is $39.99
NASCAR The Game: Inside Line (Xbox 360, PS3) is $39.99
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (Wii U, PS3) is $39.99
James Bond 007: Legends (Xbox 360) is $39.99
Ben 10: Omniverse (Wii U) is $29.99
Just Dance 4 (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii) is $29.99
Angry Birds Trilogy (Xbox 360) is $29.99
Amazing Spider-Man (Xbox 360, PS3) is $29.99
Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified (PS Vita) is $29.99
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (Wii) is $29.99
Soul Calibur V (Xbox 360, PS3) is $19.99
Angry Birds Trilogy (Nintendo 3DS) is $19.99

Green Man Gaming has more games at lowest-ever prices thanks to savings stacking with the 30% coupon: GMG30-DPLIM-DN831. Most titles below are activated on Steam.
King's Bounty: Warriors of the North is $10.50
SpellForce 2: Faith in Destiny is $8.75
Port Royale 3 is $7
J.U.L.I.A is $7
Lucius is $7
Jagged Alliance: Back in Action is $7
Gemini Wars is $7
Jagged Alliance: Crossfire is $5.25
Homefront Ultimate Edition (PC) is $5.25
LEGO Batman is $4.75
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 is $4.48
Starpoint Gemini is $4.37
Awesomenauts is $3.50
Nuclear Dawn is $3.15
Oil Rush is $2.80
Stellar Impact is $1.75
Skydrift (PC Download) is $1.75
Dead Block is $1.75
Grotesque Tactics 2: Dungeons and Donuts is $1.75
Bang Bang Racing is $1.75
Cell HD: Emergence is $1.57

Gamersgate has several PC bundles worth mentioning, including popular indie titles like Machinarium in the Amanita collection.
Europa Universalis Collection (14 Downloads) is $40
Just Cause Collection (10 Downloads) is $20
Amanita Collection (7 Downloads) is $12.50
Dead Space Complete (2 Downloads) is $11.99

Amazon continues their Digital Holiday Deals, and we've picked out a few interesting titles if you haven't emptied your wallet just yet. These below also get you a $5 credit for 2012 Editor's Choice games, redeemable in January 2013.
Desert to Sea Bundle - BioShock, BioShock 2 and Spec Ops: The Line is $9.99
Faery: Legends of Avalon is $3.74
Sine Mora is $3.39

More games at their cheapest ever from various retailers:
DJ Hero Renegade Edition Turntable Bundle featuring Jay-Z and Eminem (Wii) is $42.99 from Buy.com
Bit.Trip Complete (Wii) is $14.29 with $2.98 shipping from Target
Capcom Digital Collection (Xbox 360) is $12.99 from NewEgg
Ravaged (PC Download) is $4.99 from Origin

Hardware

• Wii U Console 8GB Basic Set with Nintendo Land is $299.99, free shipping from Best Buy. Separately $340. [Dealzon]

• Logitech G35 Surround Sound Gaming Headset (Refurbished) is $59.99, free shipping from NewEgg. New low by $5. Next best is $95. [Dealzon]

• PlayStation Vita Memory Cards are 20% off, free shipping from Sony Store. [Dealzon]

• Asus 24-inch VE248H 2ms LED Monitor is $154.99 after rebate, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $186. [Dealzon]

• HP Envy dv7t-7200 17-inch 1080p laptop with Quad Core i7-3630QM, GeForce GT 650M 2GB, 8GB RAM, Blu-ray, Windows 8 is $1,043.99, free shipping from HP. New low by $31. List price is $1,305. [Dealzon]

• Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 laptop (config 59360241) with 1080p 15.6-inch display, Core i7-3632QM, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 16GB SSD, GeForce GT650M, Windows 8 is $879, free shipping from Lenovo. New low by $200. List price is $1,349. [Dealzon]

Digital Distribution

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

Amazon
Civilization IV and V - Pack is $9.99, save 83 percent.
Prototype is $4.99, save 83 percent.
Bulletstorm is $3.95, save 80 percent.
L.A. Noire is $4.99, save 75 percent.
Sid Meiers Civilization V is $9.99, save 67 percent.
Spec Ops: The Line is $10.19, save 66 percent.
Darksiders II is $24.99, save 50 percent.
Dungeon Siege III is $9.99, save 50 percent.

DLGamer
Football Manager 2013™ is $19.99, save 50 percent.

GamersGate
Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition is $4.99, save 75 percent.
Deus Ex Collection is $15.28, save 66 percent.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas is $6.47, save 57 percent.
Tomb Raider: Legend is $6.48, save 50 percent.

Get Games
Cryostasis is $2.70, save 79 percent.
Just Cause is $2.70, save 79 percent.
Hitman: Codename 47 is $2.70, save 73 percent.

GMG
Tropico 3 is $2.49, save 75 percent.
Metro 2033 is $6.00, save 70 percent.
Darksiders is $6.00, save 70 percent.
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine is $9.00, save 70 percent.
LEGO Batman™: The Videogame is $6.78, save 60 percent.

iTunes Store
Machinarium (iPad) is $1.99, save 60 percent.

Mac Game Store
Call of Duty: Black Ops (Mac) is $24.99, save 50 percent.
Botanicula (Mac) is $4.99, save 50 percent.

Steam
L.A. Noire is $4.99, save 75 percent.
Sid Meier's Civilization V is $7.49, save 75 percent.
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood is $4.99, save 75 percent.
Prototype is $4.99, save 75 percent.
Prince of Persia Complete Pack is $12.24, save 75 percent.
Resident Evil 5 is $9.99, save 50 percent.
Spec Ops: The Line is $14.99, save 50 percent.
Dead Island is $9.99, save 50 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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