Long time reader, first time poster (hey, it works on the radio). First, big thanks to Tony for all the info and the great deals. Just wanted to toss in my related comments (and demands!)
Approximate Dollar breakdown since Nov 16:
Steam - $15 ($12.50 of which was Walking Dead in November, only bought 2 games during the winter sale, one as a gift and one as a joke)
Amazon - $33
GMG - $10
Other (Humble Bundle, Groupees, etc) - $14
I rarely make pre-orders, but when I did (Borderlands 2) it was only because the price point got so low. But I really don't think people on this site are the target market for pre-orders. As such, for people here I'd think offer #4 is most likely to get purchases if it's low enough, but it's competing against the GMGs of the world.
As for my "demands," any chance at all of a bundle deal of Dragon Age 2 and all it's DLC? Doesn't seem like EA wants to release a GotY type package for it.
And since THQ is (probably) going under and Tony seems to have a good relationship with them, any chance of seeing some sort of insane last day of THQ deal on the 21st? Something like every THQ game ever for $20 or something? Just a thought.
Oh and to anyone worried about the save bug in Walking Dead, just be sure to start the next episode before turning the game off after finishing an episode. Seems to avoid most potential issues. Also, now that all 5 episodes are out, doesn't seem to happen as much as when there were breaks between them.
And for anyone who likes MMORPGs, Kingdoms of Amalur is fantastic and really scratches that itch, especially for those of us that can't put the time into a MMO any more. And Origin isn't nearly as bad as I expected it to be.
And regarding that EA deal, my copy of Bulletstorm from last January just registered on Origin just fine about an hour ago.
Anyway, back to lurking