The Moneysaver: Walking in a Winter Download-land

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Digital downloads lead the list of offers this week, particularly as Steam's always-popular holiday bonanza is closing down gets an encore lasting through Monday. Green Man Gaming has discounts on 10 preorders between now and April, and a coupon code currently on offer will stack on that, so give it a look if what you want over the next four months is on PC and downloadable.


In terms of physical media, Best Buy and Toys 'R Us are clearing off stock (Toys 'R Us is putting Wii U games on discount), and Walmart is doing a 2-for-$30 offer. These savings and more than 100 others await you in this week's Moneysaver!

Green Man Gaming released a new 20% off coupon code yesterday that works on most PC games on their site. It isn't their largest percentage coupon of late, but unlike previous codes it actually stacks with bonus offers on popular pre-order titles like Tomb Raider, Dead Space 3, and South Park: The Stick of Truth.

GMG PC download Pre-Orders with bonus offers
• Jan. 20 release Sim City: Limited Edition $48 w/ $2 credit or $1 back (list $60)
• Jan. 20 release Company of Heroes 2 $48 w/ $3 credit or $2 back (list $60)
• Jan. 22 release Rush Bros. $7.97 w/ $2 credit or $1 back (next best $10)
• Feb. 5 release Dead Space 3 Limited Edition $48 w/ $2 credit or $1 back (list $60)
• Feb. 5 release Omerta: City of Gangsters $32 w/ $3 credit or $2 back (list $40)
• Feb. 12 release Aliens: Colonial Marines $40 w/ $3 credit or $2 back (list $50)
• Feb. 26 release Crysis 3: Hunter Edition $48 w/ $2 credit or $1 back (list $60)
• Mar. 3 release South Park: The Stick of Truth $48 w/ $3 credit or $2 back (list $60)
• Mar. 5 release Tomb Raider $36 w/ $2 credit or $1 back (next best $45)
• Apr. 23 release Dead Island Riptide $32 w/ $3 credit or $2 back (list $40)

The Steam Holiday Sale ends today. Below are some of the newest offers at better prices than the competition.
• Mar. 31 release Don't Starve $11.99 (list $15)
Sleeping Dogs $16.99 (Amazon also $16.99, next best $50)
Crysis 2 Maximum Edition $9.99 (list $40)
Forge $9.99 (list $20)
Trine Complete Collection $8.74 (list $35)
Amnesia: The Dark Descent $4.99 (next best $20)

More strong GMG download offers
• Jan. 18 release SpellForce 2 - Faith in Destiny Scenario 2: The Golden Fool $3.20 (list $4)
Devil May Cry 4 $5.44 ($15 on Steam)
Red Faction $2.40 ($5 on Steam)
Sine Mora $2 ($3.39 on Steam)


Amazon PC downloads
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 $47.99 (list $60)
Battlefield 3 Premium Service $24.99 (next best $60)
XCOM Enemy Unknown $24.99 (next best $35)
London 2012 $22.50 (next best $36)
FIFA Manager 13 $19.99 (list $40)
Hitman: Absolution $19.99 (list $50)
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition $17.99 (next best $40)

Amazon console games
Rocksmith Guitar and Bass (360, PC) with 1/4" Instrument Cable is $37.99, free shipping (next best $60)
Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 (360 Kinect) is $19.99 (next best $28)
Sniper Elite V2 (PS3) - Pre-owned is $19.99 (next best $31)
Jak & Daxter Collection (PS3) is $14.96, free shipping (next best $20)
Samurai Warriors 3 (Wii) is $12.87 (next best $20)
Fortune Street (Wii) is $12.69 (next best $30)
Capcom Digital Collection (360) is $12.29 (next best $22)


Best Buy console deals end today.
Playstation All Stars Battle Royale (PS3) is $39.99, free shipping (next best $54)
Zumba Fitness Core (360 Kinect) is $29.99, free shipping (next best $40)
LittleBigPlanet: Karting (PS3) is $29.99, free shipping (next best $42)
Raven Squad: Operation Hidden Dagger (PC DVD) is $14.99, free shipping (list $30)
Hard Reset: Extended Edition (PC DVD) is $9.99, free shipping (next best $15)
Jade Rousseau: The Secret Revelations: The Fall of Sant' Antonio (PC DVD) is $9.99, free shipping (list $20)
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (DS) is $4.99, free shipping (next best $9)
Power Gig: Rise of the SixString (360) is $2.99, free shipping (next best $11)

• Walmart has "2 for $30" deals on both PS3 games and Wii games. Choose from 19 PS3 and 31 Wii titles. [Dealzon]


Toys 'R' Us has discounts ending today on select Wii U games.
Skylanders Giants Starter Pack is $64.99 (next best $70)
Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition is $49.99 (next best $60)
Assassin's Creed 3 is $49.99 (list $60)
Scribblenauts Unlimited is $49.99 (next best $60)
007 Legends is $49.99 (list $60)
Funky Barn is $39.99 (list $50)
ESPN Sports Connection is $39.99 (list $50)
Just Dance 4 is $39.99 (next best $50)
Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed Bonus Edition is $29.99 (next best $35)

More game deals from various retailers:
• Jan. 25 release DMC: Devil May Cry (PC Download) is $36.49 from GamesRocket (next best $40)
Mario Kart with Wheel - Pre-owned (Wii) is $34.99 on eBay Deals (normally $50)
WWE '13 (Xbox 360, PS3) is $29.99 from GameStop (next best $58)
Catherine (PS3, Xbox 360) is $19.99 from NewEgg (next best $24)
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction Deluxe Edition (PC Download) is $16.21 from GamersGate (list $25)
Scribblenauts Unlimited (PC DVD) is $14.99 (next best $30)
The Darkness 2 Limited Edition (PC DVD) is $9.99 from NewEgg (next best $19)
Fray: Reloaded Edition (PC Download) is $5 from GamersGate (list $20)
Crazy Machines 2: Happy New Year Bundle (PC Download) is $4.99 from GameFly (next best $20)
Tom Clancy's Collection (5 PC Downloads) is $7.49 from GamersGate (normally $25)
Need for Speed: The Run (PC Download) is $4.99 from GamersGate (normally $20)



• Xbox 360 Live Halo 4 12-month card with 1-month bonus is $39.99 from Best Buy. [Dealzon]


• Xbox 360 4GB Kinect Holiday Bundle with Kinect Adventures and Kinect Disney Adventures is $239, free shipping from eBay Deals. Next best is $250. [Dealzon]

• Alienware TactX Gaming Keyboard is $69.99, free shipping from Dell Home. List price is $80. [Dealzon]


• Sony DR-GA500 PC Gaming Headset is $59.99, free shipping from Next best is $80. [Dealzon]

• Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 1GB GDDR5 PCIe HDCP Video Card is $114.99 after rebate, free shipping from NewEgg. List price is $140. [Dealzon]


• Samsung 27-inch S27B350H 1080p 2ms LED Monitor (Refurbished) is $199.99, free shipping from eBay Deals. New low by $20. Next best is $281. [Dealzon]

• Alienware M17x r4 17.3-inch 1080p laptop with Ivy Bridge Quad Core i7-3630QM, 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M, 8GB RAM is now $2,399, free shipping from Dell Home. New low by $50. [Dealzon]


• Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 15-inch 1080p laptop with Ivy Bridge Core i7-3630QM, 8GB RAM, GeForce GTX660M, Blu-ray, Windows 8 is $899, free shipping from Lenovo. List price is $1,299. [Dealzon]

Alienware 14-inch M14x r2 with Core i7-3630QM 3rd Gen, 8GB RAM, 2GB GeForce GT 650M is $1,329, free shipping from Dell Home. That's $120 off last week's price of $1,449. [Dealzon]


• Lenovo's IdeaPad Y400 with swappable optical drive 14-inch with Ivy Bridge Core i7-3630QM, 8GB RAM, GeForce GT650M, and Windows 8 is $749, free shipping from Lenovo. List price is $1,249. [Dealzon]

Alienware X51 compact desktop Quad Core i7-3770, GeForce GTX 660, 16GB RAM, Blu-ray is $1,199, free shipping from Dell Home. New low by $200. List price was also lowered, now $1,349. [Dealzon]


Digital Distribution

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


2K Mega Pack is $24.99, save 90 percent.
The Darkness II is $7.49, save 75 percent.
Spec Ops: The Line is $7.49, save 75 percent.
Sleeping Dogs is $16.99, save 66 percent.

Towers of the Apocalypse is $2.99, save 70 percent.
Deep Black: Reloaded is $10.49, save 65 percent.


DotEmu Collection Vol1. is $8.00, save 82 percent.
IREM Arcade Hits is $6.00, save 60 percent.

FIFA Soccer 13 is $19.99, save 50 percent.

Fallout: New Vegas is $4.99, save 75 percent.
Order of War is $2.48, save 75 percent.
Port Royale 3 is $13.60, save 66 percent.
War of the Roses is $11.23, save 63 percent.
Pendulo Pack is $59.95, save 57 percent.
Carcassonne is $4.98, save 50 percent.


Call of Juarez: The Cartel is $10.20, save 66 percent.
Might and Magic: Heroes VI Deluxe Edition is $14.97, save 50 percent.

Get Games
Sega Sci-Fi Pack is $18.74, save 75 percent.
Serious Sam 3: BFE is $10.00, save 75 percent.


VVVVVV is $1.99, save 60 percent.
Mark Leung: Revenge of the Bitch is $6.99, save 46 percent.

GameStop Impulse
Devil May Cry 4 is $6.99, save 65 percent.
Frozen Hearth is $9.99, save 60 percent.
Scribblenauts Unlimited is $14.99, save 50 percent.


iTunes Store
Gamebook Adventures 3: Slaves of Rema (iPhone) is $0.99, save 83 percent.
Flight Unlimited Las Vegas (iPhone) is $0.99, save 80 percent.
Dungeon Village (iPhone) is $0.99, save 75 percent.

Mac App Store
Chess Deluxe (Mac) is $0.99, save 67 percent.
Real Racing 2 (Mac) is $4.99, save 62 percent.


Sid Meier's Civilization V - Gods and Kings is $7.49, save 75 percent.
Max Payne 3 is $14.99, save 75 percent.
Rage is $4.99, save 75 percent.
Crysis Collection is $17.49, save 75 percent.

James Cameron's Avatar The Game Special Edition is $6.25, save 75 percent.
The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom Deluxe Gold Edition 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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Ah fuck Xcom for $24 is too dam good to pass up. Now do I wait and see if Steam dose something similar? I know they knocked down the price earlier in the Sale but I wonder if they are going to do it again this weekend? Or dose the Amazon one give you a steam key? Ive never brought a downloadable game from them before so dose anyone know?