The Moneysaver: Pre-Order in the Court!

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I will never not laugh at that picture, now 4 1/2 years old, of Old Snake showing up in The People's Court. Or, well, someone unintentionally cosplaying him, that is. Anyway, it's preorder season for the big games of 2013's first four months, and a discount coupon combines with some existing deals at Green Man Gaming. Best Buy and Amazon's price-matching Wii U war comes to an end today, too. These highlights are among more than 90 deals inside this week's Moneysaver.



Green Man Gaming has a 25% off coupon that stacks with pre-order bonuses. Coupon ends Thursday Jan. 18, 11am EST. Works on big upcoming titles such as Sim City, Aliens: Colonial Marines, and Crysis 3.
• Jan. 22 release Rush Bros. is $7.47 (next best $10)
• Jan. 31 release The Cave is $11.25 (next best $15)
• Feb. 5 release Dead Space 3 Limited Edition is $45 with a bonus $2 Credit or $1 Cash Back (list $60)
• Feb. 5 release Omerta: City of Gangsters is $25.50 with a bonus $3 Credit or $2 Cash Back (list $40)
• Feb. 12 release Aliens: Colonial Marines is $37.50 with a bonus $3 Credit or $2 Cash Back (next best $45)
• Feb. 19 release Crysis 3: Hunter Edition is $45 with a bonus $2 Credit or $1 Cash Back (list $60)
• Mar. 5 release Tomb Raider is $33.75 with a bonus $2 Credit or $1 Cash Back (next best $45)
• Mar. 5 release South Park: The Stick of Truth is $45 with a bonus $3 Credit or $2 Cash Back (next best $49)
• Mar. 5 release Sim City: Limited Edition is $45 with a bonus $2 Credit or $1 Cash Back (list $60)
• Mar. 12 release Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 is $24 with a bonus $2 Credit or $1 Cash Back (list $30)
• Apr. 23 release Dead Island Riptide is $30 with a bonus $3 Credit or $2 Cash Back (list $40)
• Early 2013 release Company of Heroes 2 is $45 with a bonus $3 Credit or $2 Cash Back (list $60)
• Early 2013 release Metro: Last Light is $45 with a bonus $3 Credit or $2 Cash Back (next best $60)

Green Man Gaming also has several good "Weekend Deals" with 40-75% discounts and a stackable 20% coupon code.
Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers is $8.16 (list $30)
Party of Sin is $7.20 (list $15)
King's Bounty: Warriors of the North is $6 (next best $30)
Manhunter is $3.74 (list $15)
Jekyll & Hyde is $2.72 (next best $6)
Sugar Cube: Bittersweet Factory is $1.90 (list $7)

Amazon offers these solid PC Download packs this weekend. They will work with the $5 Editor's Choice credit if you have one.
Darksiders Franchise Pack is $13.19 today. Includes games I & II, 11 DLCs, and the Season Pass. Darksiders II alone is $24.99.
Saints Row: The Third The Full Package is $12.49 today (next best $25). Includes the Saints Row: The Third game, 3 mission packs, and 30 DLC items.

Steam has a few decent specials on cheaper titles.
• Last Tuesday's release Primal Fears is $8.99 (list $10)
• Yesterday's release Droid Assault is $7.99 (list $10)
Little Inferno is $9.99 (list $15)

Best Buy Wii U Sale ends today and Amazon has price-matched. Below are titles at new lows this week or tied with previous lowest prices.
Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition is $49.99, free shipping (next best $60)
Assassin's Creed 3 is $44.99, free shipping (list $60)
ZombiU is $44.99, free shipping (next best $60)
Wipeout 3 is $39.99, free shipping (list $50)
Transformers Prime is $39.99, free shipping (list $50)
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (Wii U, 360, PS3) is $34.99, free shipping (next best $40)
ESPN Sports Connection is $34.99 (next best $45)
Just Dance 4 is $34.99 (next best $50)
Ben 10: Omniverse is $29.99, free shipping (list $40)
Funky Barn is $29.99, free shipping (list $50)
Rise of the Guardians: Video Game is $29.99, free shipping (list $40)


Best Buy PS Vita Deals
Silent Hill: Book of Memories is $24.99, free shipping (next best $40)
Street Fighter X Tekken is $24.99, free shipping (next best $35)
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 is $19.99, free shipping (next best $27)
Gravity Rush is $19.99, free shipping (next best $34)
Ridge Racer is $19.99, free shipping (next best $28)
Smart as... is $19.99, free shipping (next best $29)
Mortal Kombat is $9.99, free shipping (next best $20)

Best Buy's Deal of the Day is Borderlands 2 for PS3 and Xbox 360.
Borderlands 2 (PS3, 360) is $34.99, free shipping (next best $51)

Digital Game Factory Bundle (10 classic PC downloads including the outstanding Constructor) is $23.11 (list $58)

GameStop has four notable PC download deals and two console pre-order price drops.
• Feb. 5 release Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PS3) is $39.99, free shipping (list $60)
• Mar. 26 release The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct (PS3, 360) is $49.99, free shipping (list $60)
Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War II Complete Pack $29.99 (next best $60)
Command & Conquer The Ultimate Collection $16.99 (next best $50)
LEGO Lord of the Rings $9.99 (next best $20)
EVE Online: Retribution $9.99 (list $20)


Rhythm Heaven Fever (Wii) is $11.99, free shipping (next best $14)
Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat - uDraw (360, PS3) is $7.99, free shipping (next best $15)

Crysis 2 Maximum Edition (PC download) is $5 (elsewhere $40)
Crysis is $5 (normally $20)


Men of War: Vietnam (PC download) is $8.74 (elsewhere $35)


• Razer Naga Epic Gaming Mouse is $64.99 with $13.14 shipping from Razer. Cheapest ever by $22. Next best is $98. [Dealzon]


• Azio KB588U Levetron Mech4 Gaming Keyboard is $63.99 after rebate, free shipping from Mwave. New low by $6. Next best is $102. [Dealzon]

• Razer Naga Hex Gaming Mouse is $39.99 with $12.75 shipping from Razer. New low by $4. Next best is $65. [Dealzon]


• HP Envy dv7t-7200 17-inch laptop with Quad Core i7-3630QM, GeForce GT 650M 2GB, 8GB RAM, Blu-ray, Windows 8 is $866.24 with $9.99 shipping from HP. List price is $1,155.

• Lenovo 15.6" IdeaPad Y580 1080p config 59359510 with Core i7-3630QM, GeForce GTX 660M, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 16GB SSD, Blu-ray, Windows 8 is $929, free shipping from Lenovo. New low by $110. List price is $1,349.


HP ENVY Phoenix h9-1300t desktop Quad Core i5-3570K, Radeon HD 7770 2GB, 8GB RAM, Windows 8 is $839.99 with $9.99 shipping from HP. List price is $1,120.

Digital Distribution

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


The Storming, Burning, Reflecting, Flaming, Sabotaging Pack is $14.99, save 83 percent.
Dragon Age Pack is $12.99, save 74 percent.
Darksiders Franchise Pack is $13.19, save 67 percent.
The Last Remnant is $14.99, save 63 percent.
Alice Madness Returns: The Complete Collection is $11.99, save 60 percent.
Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition is $19.99, save 50 percent.

Inquisitor is $3.75, save 75 percent.
Numen: Contest of Heroes is $2.49, save 75 percent.


Rage is $4.99, save 75 percent.
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is $20.40, save 66 percent.
Hitman: Absolution is $24.99, save 50 percent.

SEGA Mega Drive Classic Collection™ Gold Edition is $22.47, save 85 percent.
Sniper Elite V2 is $17.00, save 66 percent.
Tropico 4 Collection is $27.20, save 66 percent.
Sports and Manager Pack is $19.95, save 43 percent.


Get Games
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood is $3.74, save 75 percent.
DCS: A-10C Warthog is $9.99, save 75 percent.

Age of Fear: The Undead King is $1.99, save 90 percent.
Reign: Conflict of Nations is $1.99, save 87 percent.


Commandos 2+3 is $3.99, save 60 percent.
Mob Rule is $2.39, save 60 percent.
King's Bounty: Crossworlds Game of the Year Edition is $14.99, save 40 percent.

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is $14.99, save 50 percent.
LEGO The Lord of the Rings™ is $9.99, save 50 percent.


iTunes Store
Need For Speed Undercover (iPhone) is $0.99, save 67 percent.
Rage of the Gladiator (iPhone) is $0.99, save 67 percent.
Dungelot (iPhone) is $0.99, save 50 percent.

Mac App Store
Fortune Winds: Ancient Trader (Mac) is $0.99, save 90 percent.
Giana Sisters (Mac) is $1.99, save 60 percent.


Ravaged is $3.39, save 66 percent + Free Weekend.
Faster Than Light is $4.99, save 50 percent.

The Gamers Front
BCT Commander is $14.95, save 25 percent.
ATF: Armored Task Force is $22.95, save 23 percent.


Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is $10.20, save 66 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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Not exactly a game deal, but if anyone wants to give Amazon Student a shot and they have a college email address (I don't know if it's still a requirement), they can use this link.

FREE 6 Month trial to the program, which gives you FREE 2-Day shipping on anything Amazon directly sells (none of their third party affiliates or non-Amazon advocated sellers), along with $4 One Day Shipping.

This will be useful for anyone who pre-orders anything coming up, gamewise, from Amazon between now and mid-June. Otherwise, using FREE Super Saver Shipping w/o membership needs about a week after release for you to get the game.