Mar 222011
 
money

Gaming deals come and go everyday, so it’s hard to keep track of them as the phase in and out of existence.  Today a few notables from Amazon come our way. Amazon’s Game Deal of the Day (all day) is Dragon Age II for $39.99 on PC (both digital and disc versions), PS3 and Xbox 360.  Also be sure to keep checking out Amazon’s Lightning Deals today, as they are all game-related.

Also up on Amazon is pre-order Portal 2 for PS3 and 360 for $54.99 and get a $20 credit for a future game purchase.  No love for the PC version, although the pre-order price for that is $44.99.  However, PC users don’t despair!  You may actually want to consider getting the PS3 version, as that will also include access to the PC version on your Steam account.  This will be the first game to include Steam on the PS3, and through their “Steam Play” service, you will automatically be able to play the game on both PC and Mac as well.  So even though the game is $10 more, the extra $20 credit on the back end results in a $10 win, assuming you ever plan to purchase games from Amazon again.  Consider it.

Lastly from Amazon, today they launch their Android AppStore, complete with a free-for-today-only version of Angry Birds.  If you haven’t been keeping track, Apple has sued Amazon of the use of their “App Store” trademark.  You can read up more on that in this article at the WSJ.