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Trying to add some heft to your game collection in anticipation of the Xbox One’s impending release? Right now, the Microsoft Store is offering a preorder promotion on Xbox One titles (as well as Xbox 360 releases). Until the Xbox One’s launch on Nov. 22, you’ll get a bonus $10 Xbox gift card digital code to add to your Xbox account. This promo makes a great way to add money to your account when it converts from points to dollars. You’ll get the code around 10 days after the Xbox One ships. The one caveat: after a game comes out, the deal no longer works.
If you like bargain bins, GameFly’s giving you the online analog with its October Used Games Blowout Sale. Save on pre-owned Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii games. Unfortunately for shoppers, sales are brisk, so don’t be surprised (or too disappointed) if you click through to find a title is newly out of stock.
In about two weeks, Football Manager 2014 releases, but the closed beta is live now. If you preorder the Steam key, not only will you get access to the beta, but Green Man Gaming will also drop the price from $50 to $37.50 with a 25 percent off coupon code, saving you $12.50.
Hot deals and recent releases
Xbox One and 360 preorder with a $10 Xbox gift card at the Microsoft Store.
Get a $10 gift code to apply to your Xbox LIVE account with any of the titles below.
GameFly October Blowout Used Games Sale.
Be quick on your clicker finger for these. Chances are they’ll sell out fast, as many other already have.
Football Manager 2014 (PC Download) — $37.50 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $50. Preorders get access to the beta, which went live Wednesday, Oct. 16. At least you won’t have to wait until the Oct. 31 release date to start playing.
Oct. 23: How To Survive (PC Download) — $7.87 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $15.
Oct. 25: WRC 4 (PC Download) — $29.93 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $40. The fourth installment of WRC finally gets ported to the PC.
Nov. 13: XCOM: Enemy Within (PC Download) — $20.25 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $30.
Nov. 19: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (PC Download) — $47.99 at GameFly after coupon. List is $60.
Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p Haswell 1080p laptop — $899 at Lenovo after coupon. Powered by a Core i7-4700MQ, GeForce GT 750M, 24GB mSSD, and 8GB RAM. List is $1,369.
Lenovo IdeaPad Y410p Haswell laptop — $1,039.20 at Lenovo after coupon. Ships with Core i7-4700MQ, GeForce GT 755M 2GB, and 8GB RAM. List is $1,299.
HP Slate 21 All-in-One desktop — $379 plus $9.99 shipping at HP after coupon. Runs Android and features a Quad Core Tegra 4 and a 1080p touchscreen. List is $399.
EVGA GeForce GTX 650 2GB GDDR5 video card 02G-P4-3658-KR — $139.99 at Newegg after rebate. Comes with a $75 value in-game coupon. Next best is $160 at Amazon.
Logitech G600 MMO gaming mouse (Refurbished) — $34.99 at Newegg. Next best is $46 at Rakuten.
Xbox 360 wired controller — $28.99 at Newegg. Next best is $35 at Amazon.
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