The Moneysaver: Points of (Pre) Order

Microsoft Store has a preorder incentive that actually sounds useful, if you're looking to get any of the major releases on day one between now and whenever Grand Theft Auto V arrives. Green Man Gaming also is offering a 25 percent off coupon on pre-orders, though the selection is not as deep. These are among nearly 100 savings, values and bargains being offered inside this week's Moneysaver.

Software

Microsoft is offering 1600 Xbox 360 LIVE points (a $20 value) with the purchase of one of the following Xbox 360 pre-orders. All games are $59.99 with free shipping.
• Feb. 5 release Dead Space 3 Limited Edition
• Feb 19 release Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
• Feb. 26 release Bioshock Infinite
• Mar. 5 release South Park: The Stick of Truth
• Mar. 15 release Tomb Raider
• Mar. 19 release Crysis 3 Hunter Edition
• Mar. 26 release Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel
• Mar. 31 release Lost Planet 3
• Mar. 31 release Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14
• Spring 2013 release Grand Theft Auto V

Green Man Gaming has a 20% off coupon on their site for most games on its site. It results in the only known discounts for two new DLC packs released earlier this week - Crusader Kings II: The Republic and Borderlands 2: Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt. They also have several "Weekend Deals" with large instant savings that can be discounted further with the coupon.
• Released Monday Crusader Kings II: The Republic is $8 (list $10)
• Released Tuesday Borderlands 2: Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt is $8 (list $10)
LEGO Lord of the Rings is $8.16 (next best $10)
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition is $8 (next best $40)
Dead Rising 2: Off the Recordis $6 (next best $30)
PID is $5.99 (list $10)
Dead Rising 2 is $4, free shipping (next best $20)
Unstoppable Gorg is $2 (next best $10)

Green Man Gaming extended their 25% off pre-order coupon, although they curtailed the list of eligible games. No more Sim City discount, but still many good pre-orders deals to be had.
• Jan. 22 release Dungeonland (PC download) is $7.50 (list $10)
• Jan. 22 release Rush Bros. (PC download) is $7.47 (next best $10)
• Jan. 23 release The Cave (PC download) is $11.25 (next best $15)
• Jan. 23 release The Sims 3: 70s, 80s & 90s Stuff Pack (PC download) is $16 (list $20)
• Jan. 23 release Strike Suit Zero (PC download) is $16 (list $20)
• Jan. 25 release DMC: Devil May Cry (PC download) + $3 Credit or $2 Cash Back is $37.50 (next best $50)
• Feb. 5 release Omerta: City of Gangsters (PC download) + $3 Credit or $2 Cash Back is $25.50 (list $40)
• Feb. 12 release Aliens: Colonial Marines (PC download) + $3 Credit or $2 Cash Back is $35 (next best $45)
• Mar. 5 release Tomb Raider (PC download) + $2 Credit or $1 Cash Back is $33.75 (next best $45)
• Mar. 5 release South Park: The Stick of Truth (PC download) + $3 Credit or $2 Cash Back is $45 (next best $49)
• Mar. 31 release Metro: Last Light (PC download) + $3 Credit or $2 Cash Back is $45 (next best $60)
• Apr. 23 release Dead Island Riptide (PC download) + $3 Credit or $2 Cash Back is $30 (list $40)
• Spring 2013 release Company of Heroes 2 (PC download) + $3 Credit or $2 Cash Back is $45 (list $60)

GameFly
Dead Space and Dead Space 2 Bundle (PC download) is $7.99 (next best $26)
Amazing Spider-Man (Pre-owned: PS3) is $17.99, free shipping (next best $51)
London 2012 (Pre-owned: PS3) is $9.99, free shipping (next best $51)

Steam
Magicka Collection (PC download) is $7.49 or if you want, the single game is $2.49

Best Buy
DMC: Devil May Cry (360, PS3) is $59.99, free shipping but can be combo'd with Resident Evil 6 for $9.99 extra (separately $86). It's also available at Frys for $49.99 with $2.99 shipping.
Madden NFL 13 (Wii U, 360, PS3) is $39.99, free shipping (next best $52)
Forza Horizon (360) is $29.99, free shipping (next best $50)

Amazon
Uncharted Dual Pack (PS3) is $25, free shipping (next best $28)
Rocksmith (PC download) is $14.99 (list $30)
Bit.Trip Saga (3DS) is $12.99 (next best $20)
Penguins of Madagascar: Dr. Blowhole Returns Again! (DS) is $7.89 with $3.99 shipping (next best $16)
Capcom Digital Collection (360) is $11.77 (next best $22)
Pictionary: Ultimate Edition - uDraw (PS3) is $3 with $3.99 shipping (next best $10)
Sesame Street: Ready, Set, Grover! (DS) is $6.70 (next best $18)

NewEgg
Record of Agarest War Zero Limited Edition (360) is $19.99, free shipping (next best $25)
Star Ocean: Last Hope International (PS3) is $16.99, free shipping (next best $37)
Yakuza Dead Souls (PS3) is $14.99, free shipping (next best $23)
Sorcery (PS3) is $9.99, free shipping (next best $19)

GameStop
The Sims 3 Showtime Katy Perry Collector's Edition (PC download) is $15.99 (next best $40)
The Sims Medieval (PC download) is $7.99 (next best $19)

Walmart
Dreamcast Collection (360) is $9 with $1.97 shipping (next best $18)

Origin has a Battlefield 3 DLC Blowout sale. All expansions are $10 while weapons packs are as low as $2.

Hardware

• Sennheiser X320 Xbox 360 Gaming Headset is $82.49, free shipping from NewEgg. New low by $7. Next best is $122. [Dealzon]

• MSI GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB GDDR5 PCIe Video Card is $69.99 after rebate, free shipping from NewEgg. Cheapest ever by $24. Next best is $120. [Dealzon]

• Asus 24-inch VE247H 2ms LED Monitor is $149.99 after rebate, free shipping from Amazon. Next best is $175. [Dealzon]

Alienware M18x revision 2 laptop with 18.4-inch 1080p display, Ivy Bridge Quad Core i7-3630QM, 2GB GeForce GTX 675M, 12GB RAM is $2,194.10, free shipping from Dell Home. New low by $35. List price is $2,549.

Alienware M17x revision 4 laptop with Ivy Bridge Core i7-3630QM, 2GB AMD Radeon HD 7970M, 6GB RAM is $1,599, free shipping from Dell Home. New low by $50. List price is $1,699.

Alienware M14x revision 2 laptop with Ivy Bridge Core i5-3210M 3rd Gen, 8GB RAM, 2GB GeForce GT 650M is $1,167.55, free shipping from Dell Home. New low by $61. List price is $1,229.

Alienware Aurora Desktop with Quad Core i7-3820 Overclocked 4.2GHz, 4GB GeForce GTX 690 is $2,699.90, free shipping from Dell Home. New low by $199. List price is $3,294.

Alienware X51 Slim Desktop with Quad Core i7-3770, GeForce GTX 660, Windows 8 is $1,079.10, free shipping from Dell Home. New low by $20. List price is $1,199.

Dell XPS 8500 Desktop with Monitor Combo is now $999.99. Comes with Ivy Bridge Quad Core i7-3770, GeForce GT 640, 12GB RAM, Windows 8 + Dell UltraSharp U2410 24" Monitor. free shipping from Dell Home. List price is $1,569.

Digital Distribution

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

Adventure Shop
Gray Matter is $9.99, save 50 percent.
Black Mirror III is $9.99, save 50 percent.

Amazon
You Don't Know Jack is $2.99, save 85 percent.
EA Sports Classic Pack is $8.99, save 55 percent.
Need for Speed: The Run is $8.99, save 55 percent.
Rocksmith is $14.99, save 50 percent.
Anno 2070 Deep Ocean is $14.99, save 50 percent.

Desura
FAR - Future Aero Racing is $2.49, save 50 percent.
Gas Guzzlers: Combat Carnage is $12.99, save 50 percent.

DotEmu
Earth 2150 Trilogy is $3.00, save 50 percent.
Gorky 17 is $3.00, save 50 percent.

GameFly
Dead Space Bundle is $7.99, save 80 percent.

GamersGate
Strategic War in Europe is $5.08, save 66 percent.
Men of War: Collector Pack is $69.99, save 52 percent.
Endless Space – Admiral Edition is $15.00, save 50 percent.
Best of Tilted Mill is $24.95, save 50 percent.

Get Games
Saints Row the Third – The Full Package is $12.49, save 75 percent.
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine is $7.49, save 75 percent.

GMG
Dead Rising 2 is $4.99, save 75 percent.
Dead Rising 2: Off The Record is $7.49, save 75 percent.

GOG
Realms of the Haunting is $2.39, save 60 percent.
Guilty Gear X2 Reload is $2.39, save 60 percent.
Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising is $2.39, save 60 percent.

GameStop
The Sims 3 is $11.99, save 60 percent.
The Sims Medieval is $7.99, save 60 percent.

iTunes Store
Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer (iPhone) is $0.99, save 80 percent.
Penny Arcade The Game: Gamers vs. Evil (iPhone) is $0.99, save 80 percent.

Mac App Store
Gunship-II (Mac) is $2.99, save 57 percent.
Farming Simulator 2011 (Mac) is $10.99, save 50 percent.
Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast (Mac) is $7.99, save 47 percent.

Steam
Magicka is $2.49, save 75 percent + Free Weekend.
Magicka: Vietnam is $1.24, save 75 percent.
Anno 2070 is $19.99, save 60 percent.

Ubisoft
Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes is $3.75, save 75 percent.
Might and Magic Heroes VI Gold Edition is $16.00, save 60 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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