GameStop's Holiday Trade-In Promo and 360 Bundle Joint Announce

Whenever there is a new console on the horizon or the inventory of pre-owned gaming consoles and kit gets low over at the undisputed King of Used Games and Pre-Owned Gaming Systems -- game retailer GameStop -- the company invariably announces via email sent to pretty much every person that has ever provided their email address to either GameStop or one of the other companies under its umbrella -- that it is paying extra on console trade-ins for a limited time only!

Today GameStop fired off an email message to pretty much everyone that predictably both announced the details for its latest new/used console trade-in program, but that also detailed their current selection of other deals, among which is a rather spiffy console sale along with its expanded Assassin's Creed III Pre-Oder Scheme - details for both of which include:

-- The Assassin's Creed III GameStop Edition --
The Official Release Date: 30 October 2012 and features the following add-ons and bonus items:

-- Receive an extra 30% in-store credit when you trade any items toward the purchase of Assassin's Creed III. Offer ends 12/16/12.

-- Pre-order by 11am CST one business day before the release date posted, choose USA Overnight as your shipping option, and you are guaranteed delivery on the street date posted;

-- Receive the Exclusive Lost Mayan Ruins single player mission;

-- Receive the Sawtooth Sword weapon unlock;

-- Save $10 on the Ezio Auditore Gauntlet Replica.

-- Pre-order the LE version and get an Assassin statue, embroidered Assassin's Creed flag, metal belt buckle, George Washington's Notebook, and more!

-- GameStop Special 2012 Holiday Xbox 360 Bundle --
This year's Xbox 360 Holiday Bundle from Microsoft features a pair of highly desirable games along with a massive hard drive and a tasty price cut, a combination that has gamers standing up! If you have been waiting to upgrade your first gen 360 the wait was worth it... Seriously! Check out the bundle spec's on offer here:

Xbox 360 S Console: The Xbox 360 S-Console runs whisper quiet, allowing you to play games and watch movies without the annoying whine of the hard drive or cooling fans... Easily connect to Xbox LIVE, play with friends all over the world and experience a world of entertainment with this uber quiet revised version of Microsoft's game console.

Forza Motorsport 4 game: Yep, you read that right. You not only get the new Xbox 360 at a tasty holiday price, you also get what has to be the best game in the Forza Motorsport series... Like... Ever? Forza Motorsport 4 takes innovative leaps forward in the racing genre, delivering stunningly beautiful graphics, a robust variety of cars, tracks and challenges, and puts gamers into the driver's seat for ground-breaking social interaction via Xbox LIVE, and indulging in car passion like never before.

The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Download Token: The wizards at Microsoft would be hard-pressed to find a better set of games once the choice was made to include Skyrim! The winner of more than 200 Game of the Year awards, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, is the fifth installment in the critically acclaimed Elder Scrolls saga from Bethesda Game Studios. Skyrim re-imagines and revolutionizes the open-world fantasy epic, bringing to life a complete virtual world open for you to explore any way you choose.

250GB Hard Drive: The internal 250GB hard drive allows you to save your games and store television shows, movies, music, pictures, trailers, levels, demos, and other content available from Xbox LIVE Marketplace.

Built-in Wi-Fi: The Xbox 360 is the only console with 802.11n Wi-Fi built in for a faster and easier connection to Xbox LIVE. Download or stream HD movies, TV episodes, and games from Xbox LIVE Marketplace in 1080p and 5.1 surround sound from anywhere in the house. * Compatible with b/g/n networks

Xbox 360 Wireless Controller: This award-winning, high-performance wireless controller features the Xbox Guide Button for quick, in-game access to friends and music. It has a range of up to 30 feet and a battery life of up to 30 hours on two AA batteries.

Warranty: One year limited warranty on console (90 days on accessories)

* Xbox LIVE Gold membership and/or other subscriptions and requirements apply for some Xbox LIVE features. See Broadband, games, add-ons and media content sold separately.

All of that stacked into a pile that you only have to pay $249.99 USD for! Now how cool is that?