The Price of Warfare

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Values on Tuesday's big release, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 lead today's roundup in The Moneysaver. Credits and bonuses can also be found for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, out Nov. 11, and on Xbox Live renewal subscriptions.



• Tuesday, Nov. 8 release Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3, 360, PC) has dropped to $54.99 at with a 1000 Points credit ($10 value). Amazon is $56.99 with a $10 credit toward a Turtle Beach CoD:MW3 Ear Force gaming headset. The PC download is $59.99 from Amazon but comes with $10 credit and ability to preload so you can start playing the minute of official release. [Dealzon]

Modern Warfare 3 PC download is $59.99 but Amazon throws in a $10 bonus credit and preloading. [Dealzon]

• Last day for Amazon's "Buy Two Games, Get the Third Free" sale, and it now includes Battlefield 3 and some Nov.1 releases. A solid PS3 combo: Battlefield 3, Uncharted 3, and Batman: Arkham City for $117.98 or $47 less than buying separately at their best online prices ($165). Offer excludes pre-orders. [Dealzon]

• Nov. 8 release Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (PS3, 360) is $49.96 at Amazon with $5 bonus. Lowest price (PS3, 360) is $47.84 at DeepDiscount. [Dealzon]

• Nov. 11 release The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3, 360) is $56.99 with $10 Credit. Amazon is at $60 with $10 bonus. [Dealzon]


Madden NFL 12 (PS3) is $43.99, free shipping from Amazon. Best Buy dropped to $45, but elsewhere it's $50 and up. [Dealzon]

L.A. Noire (Xbox 360) is still $19.99 at Amazon. Next best is $28. [Dealzon]

Wii Play with Remote is $25.50, free shipping from Amazon. Next best is $40. [Dealzon]


The Gunstringer — Kinect (Xbox 360) is $19.99, free shipping from Best Buy. Next best is $38. [Dealzon]


• Xbox 360 Live 12-Month Gold Subscription Card is $37.99, free shipping via eBay deals. It's been over a month since it dropped below $40. Current next best is $46. [Dealzon]


• Get a $50 Amazon credit with Xbox 360 250GB Holiday Kinect Bundle that includes Kinect Adventures, Carnival, and 3 Month Xbox LIVE Gold Subscription for $399. [Dealzon]

• Best Buy offers $100 gift cards with 4GB console bundle with Kinect ($299.99) and the 250GB with Kinect ($399.99). Last day for $50 gift card with 320GB Gears of War bundle or 250GB with Fable III and Halo: Reach. (Amazon's $50 bonus on that from Wednesday has expired). [Dealzon]


• SteelSeries Shift Gaming Keyboard dropped from $89.99 to $75.45 since Wednesday at Amazon and still comes with $30 gaming download credit that can be redeemed through Oct.30, 2012. [Dealzon]

• Creative Labs Sound Blaster World of Warcraft USB Headset is $59.99, free shipping from Next best is $79. [Dealzon]


• Dell just discounted XPS laptops, making base configs XPS 17 Core i5-2430M, 1GB GeForce GT 550M only $712.49 and XPS 15 Core i5-2430M, GeForce GT 525M only $612.74. Both are cheapest ever by $32. [Dealzon]

Digital Distribution

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


Majesty 2 The Fantasy Kingdom Sim is $1.99, save 93 percent.
Darkness Within 2 The Dark Lineage is $6.66, save 67 percent.
Empire: Total War is $7.98, save 60 percent.
Need for Speed: Shift is $8.54, save 57 percent.
SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED is $8.73, save 56 percent.
Earthrise is $13.95, save 53 percent.
Total War: Shogun 2 is $14.98, save 50 percent.

Treasure Island is $6.50, save 50 percent.
Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express is $5.00, save 50 percent.


Sweepstake: Duke Nukem Forever

Breaking The Rules is $3.39, save 60 percent.

RIFT Standard Edition is $14.95, save 50 percent.

Guilty Gear Isuka is $4.19, save 30 percent.

Medieval 2 Total War Gold Edition is $2.49, save 92 percent.
Bulletstorm is $19.95, save 67 percent.
Magicka Complete Pack is $8.73, save 65 percent.
1C Racing Mega pack is $19.95, save 57 percent.
Unreal Anthology is $19.95, save 55 percent.


Get Games
IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946 is $2.49, save 75 percent.
Silent Hunter 4 Gold Edition is $7.49, save 50 percent.
Silent Hunter 5: Collector Edition is $14.99, save 50 percent.

Hard Reset is $14.79, save 51 percent.
Theatre of War 2: Africa 1943 plus Centauro Expansion is $12.49, save 50 percent.
Sid Meier's Civilization V — Game of the Year Edition is $35.97, save 28 percent.
L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition is $41.97, save 25 percent.


* All Enlight games up to 60 percent off.

X3: Gold is $12.49, save 50 percent.
MinerWars 2081 Pre-Alpha is $19.99, save 50 percent.


iTunes Store
WORMS (iPhone) is $0.99, save 80 percent.
Flick Golf Extreme! HD (iPad) is $0.99, save 75 percent.
iMonster (iPhone) is $0.99, save 50 percent.

Mac App Store
World Challenge Golf 2011 (Mac) is $2.99, save 80 percent.
Flatout 2 (Mac) is $4.99, save 50 percent.
Victoria 2 (Mac) is $14.99, save 50 percent.


Tropico 3: Gold Edition is $5.09, save 66 percent.
Shattered Horizon is $4.99, save 50 percent.
Sanctum is $4.99, save 50 percent plus Free Weekend.

Kotaku thanks our coupon partners for providing these and other great deals. Be sure to bookmark and search their Kotaku hashtags (#dealzon, #deals4downloads and #dealtaku) for updates throughout the week. Further, to our friends across the pond and north of the border, check the #ukdeals, #europedeals and #canadadeals hashtags and be sure to flag any deals you might have with that.


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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Hope Amazon continues and expands the but 2 get one free deal for games, I just need it to include the PC version of Arkham City, keep 360 Battlefield 3, and put in Saints Row: The Third (preferably the PC version)or Assassin's Creed Revelations to get my money.