It was brought to my attention just a little while ago that Amazon this week is holding a super crazy video game deal (see post title). From Oct. 26-31, if you spend $80 on select games (good games too, new and old), they’ll give you $40 game credit on your next purchase. Now, if you’re the savvy gamer, you will also know that Modern Warfare 2, coming out in two weeks, gives you a $20 game credit upon pre-ordering. Also, Assassin’s Creed II at Amazon gives you $10. In the end, you could use this pseudo Reaganomics to trickle-down these game credits to upcoming games for big savings.

For this gamer, I plan on picking up Demon’s Souls and Uncharted 1 for a total of $83, then grabbing MW2, then AC II, then using the last $10 on New Super Mario Bros Wii for the marathon. Win!

There’s one catch on the MW2 deal, however. While the $40 ends Oct. 31st, Amazon doesn’t mail the game rebate codes for seven days after the game has shipped. If you want to be positive that you’ll get the $40 in time for MW2, make sure you buy into the deal as soon as possible. I don’t know if/when the $20 game credit that comes with MW2 will end, so it’s best to play it on the safe side.

The Amazon games deal can be found here.