The New Moneysaver: Bioshock Infinite Pre-Order Bonuses

Hi, Moneysaver readers. Welcome to the slightly-different but still wallet-friendly version of the Moneysaver. Going forward, this feature will be brought to you by a member of our company's new Commerce Team. Fancy! What this means is that you'll no longer see Moneysavers penned by those of us in editorial but by the good Shane Roberts here who works on the biz side. The main difference is that—full disclosure—our company will now make a cut of purchases you make through links that are featured in the Moneysaver. The Commerce folks want you to get the best deals. If they don't, what's the point, right? So you can expect a regular offering of great shopping options for games and who knows what else. We all still want to save you money. Take it away, Shane! - Totilo

Bioshock: Infinite will be available in six days, so we're here to help you make sense of its myriad and divisive pre-order options. For our money and yours, we think Green Man Gaming is the retailer to beat, with the best combination of free games, flexible credit, and Steam DRM. Here's why:

Most retailers are including the first Bioshock and XCOM: Enemy Unknown for free, and Green Man Gaming, Gamer's Gate, and Get Games are throwing in a choice of several others including Civilization 5 and Spec Ops: The Line. Buying from Steam presents the exclusive option of Team Fortress 2, but we prefer another free game to new attire for our Heavy. If you already own the free games on offer, Amazon offers the most store credit, $30, but it should be noted that the credit is only good for other 2K games. Green Man Gaming, Gamefly, and Gamer's Gate are offering between $15-$18 credit, with Green Man Gaming being the only one to let you take the credit as cash instead.

If you're on the consoles, Sony is taking $10 off pre-orders via their March promotion, and including the first Bioshock, while Microsoft is including $20 in Microsoft Points. We can only hope this creates a new trend in pre-order bonuses.

[Green Man Gaming]


Top Deals

The New Moneysaver: Bioshock Infinite Pre-Order Bonuses

SimCity + Free Game ($40)
Target via FatWallet | Normally $60
SimCity has been fixed, and EA is offering up a free game as mea culpa. Starting on 3/24, Target will sell SimCity for $40, and if you activate your copy by 3/25, you get a free game from a choice of eight. We'd recommend Dead Space 3 (best value), Battlefield 3, or Mass Effect 3.

Bastion ($1) | Humble Weekly Sale | DRM-Free + Steam Key
Humble has launched a weekly deal and Bastion is the first game on offer. No excuses not to own it now.

Target Buy 2, Get 1 Free | Target via DealNews
God of War: Ascension
Gears of War: Judgement
MLB: The Show 13
Crysis 3
Dead Space 3
Far Cry 3
Many More

15% Off iTunes Gift Cards | Target via TechBargains | Free Shipping on $75 Orders
Use coupon code "TGFHJVZ8"

Bioshock: Infinite Pre-order | Green Man Gaming
Includes $14 credit or cash, XCOM, Bioshock, choice of 5 others including Spec Ops: The Line and Civ 5.


Windows/Mac

The New Moneysaver: Bioshock Infinite Pre-Order Bonuses

Name Your Own Price Bundle ($3.97) | Normally $62 | Includes: Blades of Time, SpaceChem, Cubemen, iBomber Defense, Aztaka, The Journey Down: Chapter 1





Bastion ($1) | Humble Weekly Sale | DRM-Free + Steam Key

The Free Bundle #4 (FREE)
Super Charge
You Have To Win The Game
Dirty Split
Vicinity
Megaman 8-bit DeathMatch

Saints Row: The Third The Full Package ($25) | Origin via Dealzon | Normally $50
Need For Speed Most Wanted ($25) | Origin via Dealzon | Normally $50
Magic: The Gathering: Planeswalkers 2013 ($5) | Steam via Reddit | Normally $10
Special Edition, Gold Bundle, Complete Bundle also on sale.
The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition ($6) | Origin via Dealzon | Normally $20
Mass Effect Trilogy ($30) | Origin via TechBargains | Normally $60
Borderlands GOTY Edition ($6) | Green Man Gaming via Reddit | Normally $30
Use coupon code "GMG20-NT7TS-SY2RT"
Civilization 5 Gold Edition ($13.60) | Green Man Gaming via Reddit | Normally $50
Use coupon code "GMG20-NT7TS-SY2RT"
Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed ($15) | Steam | Normally $30
Battlefield 3 Premium Edition ($30) | Origin via Reddit | Normally $60
Gamefly Spring Sale 3/20
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning ($6.74) | Normally $30
Far Cry 3 ($31.49) | Normally $50
XCOM: Enemy Unknown ($14.39) | Normally $50
Torchlight II ($6.11) | Normally $20
The Cave ($6.74) | Normally $15
Sleeping Dogs (8.99) | Normally $40


Playstation 3

• Get 10$ back for every $50 spent in March on all digital purchases; no cap. This promotion can and should be applied to re-upping your Playstation Plus Membership and/or pre-ordering Bioshock: Infinite.

God of War Ascension ($46) | Rakuten via DealNews
Use coupon code "15OFF"
Assassin's Creed III ($30) | Amazon via Reddit | Normally $60
Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition ($20) | Amazon via DealNews | Normally $30
Dragon's Dogma ($15) | Best Buy via Reddit | Normally $50
Must be a Reward Zone member, which is free.
DMC: Devil May Cry ($35) | Amazon | Normally $60
Valkyria Chronicles ($17.61) | Amazon via Reddit | Normally $40
Highly underrated must-own SPRG. Ideal for fans of anime and/or Final Fantasy Tactics.
Darksiders II ($15) | Best Buy via TechBargains | Normally $50
Mass Effect Trilogy ($30) | Origin via TechBargains | Normally $60
Far Cry 3 ($30) | Best Buy via Reddit | Normally $60
Battlefield 3 Premium Edition ($30) | Origin via Reddit | Normally $60

PS3 Slim 250GB ($250) | Amazon via Dealzon
Includes Playstation All-Stars and Ratchet and Clank Collection.

• Playstation Plus March Update:
FREE Spec Ops: The Line
FREE Joe Danger 2: The Movie
FREE The Cave


Xbox 360

2000 MS Points [$25] for $20 | Best Buy via DealNews

Xbox LIVE 12 Month Gold Membership ($40) | Target | Normally $49

Dragon Age II ($5) | Best Buy via DealNews | Normally $20
Red Faction: Armageddon ($5) | Best Buy via DealNews | Normally $20
Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition ($20) | Amazon via DealNews | Normally $30
Dragon's Dogma ($15) | Best Buy via Reddit | Normally $50
Must be a Reward Zone member, which is free.
Darksiders II ($15) | Best Buy via TechBargains | Normally $50
Mass Effect Trilogy ($30) | Origin via TechBargains | Normally $60
Far Cry 3 ($30) | Best Buy via Reddit | Normally $60
Battlefield 3 Premium Edition ($30) | Origin via Reddit | Normally $60

• Gold Deal of the Week Picks:
Outland ($5) | Normally $10
Beyond Good and Evil HD ($5) | Normally $10


Wii U

Resident Evil: Revelations Pre-Order ($40) | Amazon via DealNews | Normally $50
Darksiders II ($20) | Best Buy via Reddit | Normally $60

The New Moneysaver: Bioshock Infinite Pre-Order BonusesS

Wii U Deluxe + $50 Target Gift Card ($350) | Target via Dealzmodo | Target is basically creating an artificial price cut here.


Playstation Vita

• Get 10$ back for every $50 spent in March on all digital purchases; no cap. This promotion can and should be applied to re-upping your Playstation Plus Membership.

Persona 4 Golden ($30) | Amazon via Reddit | Normally $40
If you prefer digital Persona 4 is on sale for the same price on Playstation Network.

Playstation Vita 3G/Wifi ($250) | Sony via Dealzon | Normally $300
Includes free Playstation Network game.
Playstation Vita Cradle ($7) | Best Buy via DealNews | Normally $20

• Playstation Plus March Update:
FREE Tekken 6


3DS

Rayman Origins ($8) | Best Buy via Dealzon | Normally $30
Kirby Mass Attack ($8) | Best Buy via Reddit | Normally $30

3DS XL Black ($190) | BuyDig via Dealzon | Normally $250
Use coupon code "VMESAVESU20"


iOS

15% Off iTunes Gift Cards | Target via TechBargains | Free Shipping on $75 Orders
Use coupon code "TGFHJVZ8"


Android

Shoot Many Robots (FREE) | Google Play Store


Tech

Rakuten $25 Off $100 Coupon | Rakuten via Dealzmodo
Use coupon code "NEW25"

Monoprice 10% Off Anything | Monoprice via TechBargains
Use coupon code "CATALOG12"


Miscellaneous

Deus Ex: Sonic Augmentation Remix Soundtrack (FREE)
Tomb Raider Art Book PDF (FREE) | Amazon via Cheap Ass Gamer
Right-click on the link and "Save As" to begin download.


That does it for the first edition of the new Moneysaver, which is now brought to you by the Commerce Team. Our aim is to bring Kotaku readers the best gaming deals available. And to be very clear, we also make money if you buy.

If you've been a Moneysaver reader for awhile, you'll see we're making other changes like organizing by platform and including discounts on the consoles and services.

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