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Today we should be thankful for all of the great games released. Tomorrow we should be thankful for all of the amazing deals on video games. If you’re not one of the unlucky souls who have to work at the crack of dawn on Black Friday, then you should definitely be heading to one of these stores.
Best Buy has an Xbox 360 bundle that includes Fable III and Halo Reach for $199. You can also buy two pre-owned games and get the third one free. Best Buy also has the 3DS bundle that comes with either Super Mario 3D Land or Ocarina of Time 3D for $170. If you haven’t gotten a chance to play Bioshock 2 yet, they have the special edition on sale for $9.50. Arkham City is also on sale for $29.99 but that’s only the PS3 version. All of these are sold out online, but I’m sure there should be some online.
Honestly, my best advice is to buy everything online. I can’t speak for the rest of you, but I’m broke beyond belief and can’t really buy any games this year. Steam will be my new best friend. Although there were some security issues with Steam, you can’t beat their holiday offers. They have over 1,000 games under $10 and 1,000 games under $5. Even if you’re not a PC gamer, I would recommend trying it out. Some of their games don’t require a supercomputer to play. One of my favorite games, VVVVVV is on sale for $1.24. If you don’t remember what VVVVVV is, click here for my quick review. They don’t have any new releases on sale, but they’ve got Fallout: New Vegas for $4.99!
You can also hit up amazon.com. Their sale has already started and are boasting sales for games like Battlefield 3 (which is only $39.99). Older games are also becoming cheaper. Asassin’s Creed: Brotherhood is on sale for $25 and Red Dead Redemption is selling for $30. Batman: Arkham City is more expensive than other places but $44.99 is still better than $59.99. It looks like it might get even cheaper too. Amazon has a timer on multiple objects; once the timer has completed a new deal is unlocked. Batman happens to be one of them. They’ve also got a golden treasure chest timer for an FPS that involves some military combat, but that could be practically any game for the Xbox 360.
Beware of stores like GameStop, from what I’ve heard they have nothing special going on over there. I have an insider who’s merely preparing for the crowds on Friday. Be smart about your shopping, compare prices and fix a budget. Try not to forget that there are more holidays on the way too, this may help you decide in getting gifts for others instead of yourself.
Otherwise, Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your turkey, steak, or lunchables.