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Hello everyone and welcome back to TGA for another set of gaming deals today.  We have stuff from Amazon and Best Buy on sale today and we hope you find something you were looking for.  The 19 Days of Deals from Amazon gives us EA Action Game Day (save up to 33%) and Best Buy has a few things for you as well.  We don’t want to keep you waiting any longer so here are the deals.  Happy Shopping to all.

Amazon Gaming Deals of the Day 12/15 – EA Action Game Day – link to deal

  • Battlefield 3 (Xbox 360, PS3 and PC) – $45.99
  • Need for Speed: The Run (PS3) – $34.99
  • Need for Speed: The Run (Xbox 360) – $36.39
  • Need for Speed: The Run (Wii and PC) – $29.99
  • Crysis 2 (Xbox 360) – $29.99
  • Crysis 2 (PS3) – $28.81
  • and a few more

EA Action Game Downloads up to 40% off – link to deal

  • Battlefield 3 – $45.66
  • Battlefield Bad Company 2 – $9.99
  • Need for Speed: The Run – $29.99
  • Crysis 2 – $29.99

Best Buy Gaming Deals of the Day 12/15 – link to deal

  • Nintendogs + Cats 3DS Toy Poodle and New Friends – $6.99
  • Nintendogs + Cats 3DS French Bulldog and New Friends -$6.99
  • Nintendogs + Cats 3DS Golden Retriever and New Friends – $6.99
  • Dirt 3 (Xbox 360 and PS3) – $14.99 (currently not available for shipping, just in store pickup)

There you have it folks; your Amazon and Best Buy gaming deals of the day.  Check back soon for new deals and as always you can follow us on Twitter @GamersAbstract and like us on Facebook for more content.


A new day means new deals and we have them here for you.  We have gaming deals from Amazon and Best Buy today.  Amazon’s 19 Days of Deals continues today with Kid’s Playtime Day, so they will have various kid oriented games and accessories on sale (some notables will be posted below).  Best Buy has another set of Day only deals in Gaming and we will have them posted below.  Happy shopping everyone and hopefully you find something you were looking for.

Amazon’s Gaming Deals of the Day 12/14 – Kid’s Playtime Day – link to deal

  • Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure Starter Pack (Wii) – $59.99
  • Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster (Xbox 360) – $29.99
  • Babysitting Mama (Wii) – $14.99
  • Puss in Boots (Xbox 360) – $37.99
  • and many more

Amazon Adventure Downloads for $2.49 or less (PC) link to deal

  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light – $1.99
  • Just Cause 2 – $2.49
  • Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath – $1.99
  • Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee – $.99
  • Oddworld: Abe’s Exodus – $.99
  • Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee – $.99

Best Buy Gaming Deals of the Day 12/14 – link to deal

*Note* some of these deals say they are not available for shipping and might require store pickup

  • Def Jam Rapstar (Xbox 360) – $4.99
  • Def Jam Rapstar Bundle (PS3) – $4.99
  • Def Jam Rapstar Bundle (Wii) – $4.99
  • Kirby’s Epic Yarn (Wii) – $7.99
  • there are others on the page, but were sold out, might be restocked later if you want to check back

There you have it folks; your Amazon and Best Buy gaming deals of the day.  Check back soon for new deals and as always you can follow us on Twitter @GamersAbstract and like us on Facebook for more content.


Hello everyone and welcome back for more deals.  Today we have great deals from Amazon and Best Buy, but we will start with the Amazon deals first.  The 19 Days of Deals has brought us to Assassin’s Creed Day.  So the discounted items are going to be Assassin’s Creed games and will be mentioned down below.  The Best Buy gaming deals of the day will have links provided below (not being mysterious intentionally).  Happy Shopping everyone and be sure to check these deals out if you see something you are interested in.

Amazon Gaming DOTD 12/13 – Assassin’s Creed Day – link to deal

  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations (Xbox 360 and PS3) – $35.99
  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood (Xbox 360) – $19.99
  • Assassin’s Creed 2 (Xbox 360 and PS3) – $14.99
  • Assassin’s Creed (Xbox 360 and PS3) – $14.99

Amazon Lightening Deals are running all day as well (link is the same as above)

Best Buy Gaming DOTD 12/13 – link to deal

  • Saints Row: The Third (Xbox 360, PS3 and PC) – $29.99
  • Sims 3 (Nintendo 3DS) – $29.99
  • Madden NFL Football (Nintendo 3DS) – $29.99
  • Xbox 360 Arcade 256MB (Refurbished) – $89.99 (here is the link for this deal, different page)
  • Also a huge list of games on sale from our friends over at Cheap Ass Gamer – here is the link

There you have it folks; a great set of gaming deals from Amazon and Best Buy.  Be sure to check back soon for new deals and as always you can follow us on Twitter @GamersAbstract and like us on Facebook for more content.

Turkey Day is almost upon us and the deals keep rolling.  I am not gonna lie today’s deals really aren’t that fantastic, but I have an obligation to post them because someone else might dig them.  I’m gonna keep this intro short and sweet and just get right to the deals.  Today on Amazon the theme for the sale is Family Friendly Games and Best Buy has just one thing on sale so check below to get your fix.

Best Buy Gaming DOTD – link to deal

  • Fallout: New Vegas (PS3) – $7.99

Amazon Gaming DOTDlink to deal

  • Disney Epic Mickey – $27.99
  • Wii Epic Mickey Remote Charger – $49.47 (you save $0.52)

Amazon Black Friday Gaming DOTD – link to deal

  • Just Dance 3 (Xbox 360 and Wii) – $29.99
  • Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster (Xbox 360) – $24.99
  • Wipeout In the Zone (Xbox 360) – $24.99
  • and many more

Amazon Lightening Deals

  • If I had to guess from the clues it is going to be a bunch of Wii games/accessories and Playstation Move games/accessories so if you are in the market for anything related to those keep your eyes peeled over the course of the day.


There you have it folks your pretty underwhelming gaming Deals for today.  Check back tomorrow for more deals and as always you can follow us on Twitter @GamersAbstract and like us on Facebook for more content.

Today we are combining the two offers from Amazon and Best Buy into one convenient post.  We have had great feedback about posting deals, but one thing people wanted to see was a little consolidation, so we are going to try and do that for you from now on.  We will kick off these deals with the Best Buy because there is only one deal and follow up with the Amazon deals (a lot more).  We are also going to move the links for the corresponding sites to make it easier so you are not page hopping blind (we usually lump them in this nice intro paragraph).  Today’s Amazon Black Friday Deals in gaming are action themed (if you were wondering).  Alright that is enough banter from me, so here are you deals for today and as always Happy Shopping everyone.

Best Buy – link to deal

  • Everybody Dance (PS3) – $11.99

Amazon Video Game DOTD – link to deal

  • Lego Rock Band (PS3) – $9.99

Amazon Black Friday Gaming Deals – link to deal

Xbox 360

  • Split Second – $12.99
  • Tron Evolution – $13.99
  • Red Faction Armageddon – $27.99
  • and more


  • No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise – $19.99
  • Tron Evolution – $12.99
  • Bulletstorm – $17.99
  • Kung Fu Rider – $9.99
  • and more


  • EA Sports Active NFL Training Camp – $12.99
  • Shaun White Skateboarding – $8.99
  • Tron Evolution: Battle Grids – $10.99
  • and more

Nintendo 3DS

  • Asphalt 3D – $9.99
  • Super Street Fighter IV 3D – $17.99
  • Dead or Alive Dimensions – $19.99
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Shadow Wars – $13.99
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D – $18.99


  • Random products

There you have it folks, your gaming deals of the day.  Be sure to check back tomorrow and every other day this week because the deals are only going to get better and more plentiful.  Make sure you are following us on Twitter @GamersAbstract and like us on Facebook because we sometimes post deals on there that don’t make it here.  We also make update announcements through those mediums as well.  So long until tomorrow and once again Happy Shopping everyone.

I believe this is a first for us here at TGA (can’t remember, need to play Brain Age more), but we are going to throw up a Best Buy deal *GASP from the audience*.  I knew Best Buy had started some DOTD shenanigans, but wasn’t sure if it was going to catch on (apparently it did).  So we are going to pass the deals onto you, our loving readers.  You can take this link over to Best Buy to check out their Gaming DOTD and I will also post what the deals are for your convenience.  Happy Shopping everyone.

Best Buy Gaming Deals

  • Nintendogs + Cats 3DS (three different versions) – $9.99
  • Saints Row: The Third Platinum Pack (comes w/ Headphones) (Xbox 360 and PS3) – $79.99

The deed is done and whenever we think there is a good deal from Best Buy we will throw it up.  I am assuming that they will have some dynamite gaming sales this week so I will try and keep up with it amongst the chaos.  As always you can follow us on Twitter @GamersAbstract and like us on Facebook for more content.

The yearly glut of big Fall releases is nearly over, and this one was murder, with a staggering number of both stellar and lower tier, but still highly anticipated, games. Any gamer on earth that didn’t buy a game between September and now is still waiting for their title of choice; I know two people who bought games and don’t even have a console to play them on. THAT’S how big this season was.

One thing that particularly caught my attention this year were the preorder bonuses. These have been around for years but they’ve really stepped up the quality lately (ex. The Borderlands bonus download two years ago was just bad but every one I’ve seen this year has been pretty awesome in one way or another.) Most stores welcome preorders as it’s a guaranteed sale for them, but no one that I know of does them like GameStop and it’s siblings. Some places will occasionally offer you a bonus like store credit, a multiplayer add-on, etc, if that. But I’ve noticed that even those places have been offering more lately, whereas in previous years if there was anything to be had from anyone other than GameStop I was oblivious to it. More retailers offered a store credit this year for preorders (Amazon gave a $25 credit for one game) and a few even had competing bonus offers (Batman skins in Arkham City at GameStop, Robin skins from Best Buy,) which I don’t know has been done before, and which has certainly never been covered in magazines before (Game Pro actually had an article comparing the offers from different outlets.) The only reason I can think of for that is falling sales. I believe GameStop has more or less always boasted the most sales per game (makes sense, seeing as that’s kind of their whole catalog) and with the economy being what it is places like Amazon, Best Buy, and Wal Mart are looking to snatch a little bit more revenue.

What up with Fatman??

No Speedos or elf shoes, thank GOD.

There’s a snafu there though: customers are significantly more broke than the companies, so the bonuses have to be worth our time. I’m personally of the mindset that unless there’s a time limit on something I need or my anticipation is high enough (a rare occurrence these days) I’ll wait. Recent example: Uncharted 3 is, without question, a must-have. But even if my PS3 was working right now I would still wait for a price drop or used copy. Blasphemy, I know, but I simply don’t have the money to get everything I want and U3 wasn’t offering any extras I care about. The poster was kind of cool, but I would never use any of the download bonuses (the Creepy Crawler thing just sounds cheap to me,) and the special edition was all collectible stuff I won’t use, so I’m personally not about to drop an extra $40 on that. Skyrim is even worse: an extra $90(!) gets you some neat looking things but not a lick of in-game content. I understand the need for sales, and part of me feels guilty for depriving these publishers and developers I love of revenue but it needs to be worth my extra money, and if I CAN wait I will.

Plus, good lord do I hate spiders.

And not an in-game sword to speak of. Also, are they trying to sell the game as part of the special edition?

I don’t claim to have my finger on the pulse of the industry but to me this is obviously just a way to drive sales. It always has been. But with falling sales (due to falling money. Thanks a lot, government) the companies need to boost their own revenue any way they can. It’s no secret that used copies are the bane 0f any industry since only the retailer gets that money. Preorders are a clever way of guaranteeing those sales since stores can’t duplicate them. There is another way of offering new products to customers that has been growing in use and, impressively, in quality of execution: digital distribution. No store on earth can offer you a used downloaded game, and few if any hackers can host a pirated game the way they can with music and movies. And it’s only going to get more prevalent. I personally don’t like the idea of an all digital market and I hope that in one way or another physical media is here to stay. But as profits shrink and digital storage grows in size and efficiency it seems somewhat forgone. It makes me sad but I’ll hold out hope. In the meantime though I’ll keep buying used until every distributor makes a new game worth the full amount.

Like so.