We'll be honest, Kotakuites, we're not finding much in the way of insane buy-it-now deals this week. It's possible that it'll be this way while we're in high season for new releases, and retailers know they have a captive audience.

• Remember, Microsoft's $50 rebate offer for Xbox 360 Elites expires on Monday (Oct. 5). Yes, it is applicable to the 2009 Holiday Bundle, which gives you PURE and Lego Batman for free. You can get the bundle through Amazon. [Dealzon]

• Well, that didn't take long. Need for Speed: Shift is down to $39.99 ($20 off) on all platforms at Best Buy. [TechDealDigger]

• Remember, the first of the Fable II: Game Episodes - these may be played without the full Fable II game on disc - is free on Xbox Live.


• Cheapy D has a big list of games for which Amazon is offering, in some cases discounted, and in all cases with $5 to $10 store credit toward your next game purchase. Titles for sale or preorder include Assassin's Creed 2; Brutal Legend; Modern Warfare 2; Dragon Age: Origins, NBA 2K10, Forza 3 and Uncharted 2. [CheapAssGamer]


• Steam's Weekend Deal is AudioSurf for half off, $4.99 (regularly $9.99) [Steam]


• If you have a couple of PS3 games collecting dust, this is a good time to unload them for store credit at GameStop, particularly if you have last year's edition of a sports game and are looking to trade up to, say, NHL 10 or NBA 2K10. GameStop's offering another 30 percent trade-in credit on PS3 games through Oct. 8, limit two. [GameStop]

• GoGamer's 48-Hour Madness Sale includes GTA:San Andreas on the PC for $3.90, a wireless black 360 controller for $21.90. The other discounts it's offering, especially on the current titles, might be MSRP drops but whatever, Joe Bob says check it out. [GoGamer]


• It's not much, but it's the best you can do two weeks after release. Halo 3: ODST is $6 off retail price, with free shipping, through NewEgg. [NewEgg]

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.