Blast Magazine’s 2012 guide to holiday video game deals. 2

The annual autumn onslaught of blockbuster video game releases is in full swing.  With huge titles coming out seemingly every week, how is a poor gamer supposed to keep up?  We here at Blast feel your pain, so we’ve created this easy-to-follow guide to help you get the most game for your buck. Simply scan the guide below to find what you’re in the market for this holiday season and we’ll tell you when and where to find the best possible deal.

Despite what many may think, gaming doesn’t have to be an expensive hobby.  If you’re a smart shopper, finding good deals is really only a matter of patience, and keeping your eyes open. Whether you’re buying games for the ungrateful loved ones on your shopping list, or for yourself, following this guide is sure to ease the holiday strain on your wallet.

(Prices and times may vary depending upon location and product availability)

Xbox 360 4GB Kinect Bundle which includes Disneyland Kinect Adventures, Kinect Adventures, and one month of Xbox Live

$199.99 at Target beginning at 9:00 p.m. Thursday, November 22nd.

$229.00 at Walmart beginning at 10:00 p.m. Thursday, November 22nd.

$249.96 on Amazon.com currently.

 

Xbox 360 4GB Skylanders Bundle

$149.00 at Walmart beginning at 10:00 p.m. Thursday, November 22nd.

 

Xbox 360 250GB Racing Bundle which includes Forza Motorsport 4 and Wireless Racing Wheel

$249.99 on Amazon.com currently.

 

Xbox 360 4GB Kinect Bundle

$199.99 at Kmart beginning at 6:00 a.m. Thursday, November 22nd.

 

Xbox 360 320GB Halo 4 Bundle which includes 2 Halo 4 wireless controllers and exclusive Halo 4 downloadable content.

$349.99 at Amazon.com currently.

 

Xbox 360 250Gb bundle which includes The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Forza Motorsport 4, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

$249.00 at GameStop beginning at store opening on Friday, November 23rd.

 

Various Xbox 360 titles including L.A. Noire, Max Payne 3, Grand Theft Auto IV: Episodes From Liberty City, Batman: Arkham City, Borderlands 2, Forza Horizon, and Need for Speed Most Wanted.

$8.99 to $34.99 at KMart beginning at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, November 22nd.

 

12-Month Xbox Live Gold Membership

$48.95 on Amazon.com currently.

$49.96 on Walmart.com currently.

 

PlayStation 3 250GB Bundle containing both Infamous & Uncharted Dual Pack.

$199.99 at Best Buy beginning at midnight Friday, November 23rd.

$199.99 at GameStop beginning at store opening on Friday, November 23rd.

$199.99 (160 GB) at Walmart beginning at 10:00 p.m. Thursday, November 22nd.

 

PlayStaion Vita (white) Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation Bundle

$199.99 at GameStop beginning at store opening on Friday, November 23rd.

 

PS3 Ultimate Combo Pack: Killzone Trilogy & Dualshock 3 Wireless Controller

$59.99 at Best Buy currently.

 

Nintendo Wii U Console (if they’re not sold out already!)

Receive up to $150.00 off when trading in a current generation console at Best Buy currently.

 

Super Mario Bros. U

Free with a purchase of $40.00 or more at Old Navy.

 

Various Wii U titles

Buy one get one 40% off at Toys R Us currently.

Buy two get one 50% off at Target currently.

 

Nintendo Wii Console

$89.00 at Walmart beginning at 10:00 p.m. Thursday, November 22nd.

 

Nintendo 3DS Holiday bundle with Super Mario 3D Land

$149.99 at Best Buy beginning at midnight Friday, November 23rd.

$169.99 (with preinstalled Nintendogs) at GameStop beginning at store opening on Friday. November 23rd.

 

Nintendo DSi XL (various colors)

$99.96 at Walmart beginning at 10:00 p.m. Thursday, November 22nd.

 

Nintendo DSi (various colors)

$79.99 at Kmart beginning at 8:00 p.m. November 22nd.

 

Various Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360 titles including Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, Battlefield 3 Premium Edition, Darksiders II, NBA 2K 13, Just Dance 4, Dishonored, Borderlands 2, FIFA Soccer 13, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and Madden NFL 13.

$25.00 at Best Buy beginning at midnight Friday, November 22nd.

$25.00 at Walmart beginning at 10:00 p.m. Thursday, November 22nd.

 

Various PS3, Xbox 360, Vita, and 3DS titles including Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition, Doom 3: BFG Edition, Sniper Elite, Dead Space 2, and Crysis 2.

$19.99 or less at GameStop beginning at store opening on Friday, November 23rd.

 

Various DS, 3DS, Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360 titles including Sleeping Dogs, Lego Harry Potter, Lego Batman, Plants vs. Zombies, Madden NFL 13, Dead Island, Dishonored, Medal of Honor Warfighter, and Need for Speed: Most Wanted.

Buy one get one for $1.00 at Toys R Us from 8:00 p.m. Thursday, November 22nd to close on Saturday, November 24th.

 

Gary’s Mod, FTL, Terraria, Dr. Who: The Eternity Clock, Counter-Strike, Hotline Miami, A Game of Dwarves, and Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalker2 2013

$9.99 on Steam currently.

 

Mass Effect Trilogy (PC Only)

$59.99 on Origin.com.

 

If sleeping in on November 23rd sounds more appealing than trampling the elderly, fear not, for you can still take advantage of great deals.  Many of the above mentioned deals will run from Black Friday, right up to December 24th.  Also, make sure to regularly check in with Steam, Amazon, and other online retailers as they will be offering new deals every day this holiday season.  Furthermore, although they do not have an official price-matching policy, Amazon is often known to match prices with other retail outlets, so check with them often!