This Friday won't be the death of Internet specials, but you can bet retailers with a physical location will be trying to drag you in there for values, rather than ship 'em to your door.
Online shops will be trying to keep up, too, but come Nov. 27, everyone's gonna try to make both their quarter and their year all at once. And the best deals might be more on gifty-type games than ones we focus on here. So let's get a good look at your pre-Black Friday values, because next week it'll be a completely different story for a full month.
• PS3 buyers don't have to settle for a single DualShock. SonyStyle's offering a free, second controller with both of its PS3 Slim configurations, 120 GB and 250 GB, plus free shipping o'course. Dealzon points out the best price on a controller it can find is $43 so, even after tax, this remains a good deal. [Dealzon]
• Amazon offers a $50 gift card if you buy a Wii with Wii Fit Plus and a Balance Board for $289.98. The package would run $350 ordinarily. It's a pretty shrewd deal, buy up the exergaming bundle for your mom or wife or girlfriend, pocket the gift card for whatever you want, and then be accused of thinking she is fat or out of shape when she opens her gift. Amazon, delivering holiday magic. [Dealzon]
• GameFly also is dumping a bunch of used games for less than $10. The list isn't that current or impressive but, then again, neither is The Warriors, and I still bought it used a couple weeks ago. So maybe there's an oldie-but-goodie in here for you. [TechDealDigger]
• GoGamer's usual 48-Hour Madness sale is highlighted by Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway for $9.90. Savings also can be found on Dragon Age: Origins for the PC and for Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles on Wii. [GoGamer]
• Reminder: Walmart's 2-for-$30 video game sale continues. Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360 titles are available on the selected list of eligible games. [TechDealDigger]
• GameStop's weekly ad is slender as far as current deals; however, Left 4 Dead 2 has been added to the bounty board, so if you trade in two games they really want you can grab it for $19.99. It joins Modern Warfare 2, Assassin's Creed II and a ton of others. [GameStop]
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.