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An astounding deal on a very desirable piece of console hardware leads this week's roundup, but lets be careful to read that which is printed fine - or not at all.

• Meritline is offering a 120GB hard drive for Xbox 360 for $79.97, but let's carefully notice the semantics here. Nowhere in its description is this advertised as official Microsoft. It's also shipped from Hong Kong which means you get it in about two weeks. [Dealzon]

• Proving again that Dell Small Business is not for boring old computers anymore, you can grab that new PS3 Slim for $30 off, or $269.99, plus free shipping. Wait, use coupon code 232F46?QB982DR and you can get free two-day shipping.[TechDealDigger]

• Dell Home's also the place for Ringo's drums and Paul's bass. The Beatles Rock Band Premium Bundle featuring both peripherals can be had for 15 percent off - $212.49 and the same free 2-day shipping coupon. [Dealzon]


• Today only - which means until 11:59 p.m. U.S. Pacific time, if you buy two Xbox 360 Platinum Hits titles, you get a third game for free. [Dealzon]

• Remember also that today will conclude Best Buy's 2-for-1.5 sale on more than 140 PS3 titles. Pre-orders are excluded.


• Walmart's twofer sale deals in nonzero integers, thanks very much. You can grab two Wii games, from a list of 42, for $30. Shipping is a dollar-ninety-seven. [Dealzon]


• Braid (PC) is $5 on Steam. This is an excellent game, and you really have no excuse to not have played it by now. [Steam]

• GamersGate's running a variety of promotions. As this is a digital distribution service, note that these concern PC titles only. First off, all Sega games are half-off throughout the next week. Note, Alpha Protocol, and all pre-orders, are still full price. Regarding pre-orders, they're offering bonus chits that can be redeemed to buy other titles. They've also offered 10 percent off on a Resident Evil 5 pre-order. And if, in the end, the title you buy honks and the publisher, or anyone, cuts its price within 30 days of release, they give you the difference in store credit. Since this is digital distribution, GamersGate notes that you'll have the pre-ordered title loaded into your account six hours before release "to avoid heavy traffic (with publisher approval)." [GamersGate]


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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