With the Cyber Monday deals of 2012, Amazon is offering numerous "Lightning Deals" today on their website in terms of movies, TV shows, video games and more. As far as the gaming category goes, there's some popular titles being offered with special price reductions or other incentives included. Among those titles are two of the biggest hit games of 2012 with "Halo 4," and "Assassin's Creed 3."
The Amazon Cyber deals for video games include those attractive, time-limited specials called "Lightning Deals." The way they work is customers can purchase an item at a lower price or with a special offer, but only as long as the item remains in stock, or until time runs out on the deal. Normally, deals last an hour or two, before other deals start up. With "Halo 4," it won't necessarily be a reduced price, but there will be bonuses included with the purchase of the game. It will include a free $20 Amazon gift card and $10 Instant Video credit with the purchase of the game for Xbox 360. "Halo 4" currently sells for $59.96, with the deal starting up after 4PM EST.
According to Amazon's video game deal calendar, the version of "Assassin's Creed 3," offered is the "Encyclopedia" version of the game which will be selling at a discounted price for the Microsoft Xbox 360, or Sony Playstation 3. That deal begins around 8:30PM EST, with the game normally listed at $99 regular price. The deal will make it about $15 less, making for a great collector's item for fans of this video game franchise. It includes the 2nd edition hardcover "Assassin's Creed Encyclopedia" which is over 384 pages, as well as a 208-page graphic novel in softcover.
When it comes down to it, these two games, along with "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2" rank among the top 3 games for the holiday season. Whether or not parents will spend more on a nearly $100 version of AC3 is questionable, but the extra bonuses with "Halo 4" sound worth it. Another option is to check for Halo 4 Xbox 360 package deals, which includes a custom Xbox 360 console, controllers and more. Shoppers will continue to see more video game deals at Amazon throughout the coming week, so stay tuned for the potential for other popular games, consoles and accessories to be discounted.
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