2017 Season  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com 2017 Season  RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Cyber Monday Deals You Don't Want to Miss https://www.gameskinny.com/v7qea/cyber-monday-deals-you-dont-want-to-miss https://www.gameskinny.com/v7qea/cyber-monday-deals-you-dont-want-to-miss Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:43:01 -0500 Joshua Broadwell

Cyber Monday is upon us, and retailers are beginning to post their Cyber Monday deals. Many are adopting an Amazon-like strategy and will be hosting different deals throughout Cyber Week, but some sales are already available, just waiting for your hard-earned cash. This list of deals will be updated as more information becomes available, but here's what's on offer as of now:

Nintendo eShop

Following on from somewhat underwhelming Black Friday offerings, Nintendo published a list of Cyber Monday eShop deals valid until 11:59 am EST on December 11th. A good majority of them are for the 3DS, but Switch and Wii U owners aren't left out in the cold either.

Switch Games
  • I Am Setsuna: $23.99
  • 1-2 Switch: $39.99
  • Disgaea 5 Complete: $49.99
  • LEGO City: Undercover: $39.99
  • And more...
3DS Games
  • Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove: $19.99
  • Bravely Default: $27.99
  • Star Fox 64 3D: $19.99
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney--Spirit of Justice: $14.99
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse: $29.99
  • Story of Seasons: $14.99
  • Mutant Mudds: $4.49
  • Blaster Master Zero: $6.99
  • And many more...
Wii U Games
  • Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove: $19.99
  • Axiom Verge: $9.99
  • Bit Trip Presents...Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien: $3.74
  • Castlestorm: $4.99
  • Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition: $7.49
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens: $9.99
  • And more...

Best Buy

Best Buy has multiple sales across different categories, including PCs, gaming accessories, and, of course, games themselves. They aren't as comprehensive or well categorized as the Black Friday sales, but here they are nonetheless:

PlayStation 4 Games

Best Buy has several new and popular older PS4 games on sale:

  • Nioh: $19.99
  • Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition: $29.99
  • The Last Guardian: $19.99
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End: $19.99
  • Kingdom Hearts 2.8 HD: Final Chapter Prologue: $29.99
  • ARK: Survival Evolved: $49.99
  • And many more...
Xbox One Games

Xbox One fans don't get quite the selection, but there are still some good ones on offer:

  • Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition: $29.99
  • ARK: Survival Evolved: $49.99
  • Quantum Break: $29.99
  • And more...
PC Games

PC gamers don't get too much variety for now, unfortunately, but if you've yet to purchase Overwatch, this is a good chance to do it.

  • Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition: $29.99
VR

There are a couple of good deals for those looking to get into VR as well.

  • Oculus Rift+Touch Virtual Reality Headset Bundle for Compatible Windows PCs: $399.00
  • HTC--Vive Virtual Reality System and Deluxe Audio Strap Package for Compatible Windows PCs: $599.00
  • And more...
Console Deals

From PS4 bundles to PSVR and discounts on consoles themselves, there are some decent offers:

  • PlayStation 4 1TB Console, Black: $199.99
  • XBox One S 500GB Madden NFL '18 Bundle with 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray, White: $229.99
  • PlayStation VR: $199.99
  • XBox One S 1TB Assassin's Creed: Origins Bonus Bundle with 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray, White: $299.99
  • Any many more...

Target

Just like last year, Target is offering 15% off everything on the site. Specific deals are thin on the ground right now, but the retailer is offering a few between now and Cyber Monday itself, including this PlayStation VR Gran Turismo Sport bundle for $300 (normally $400). As practically every other retailer is doing this year, Target will have deals throughout Cyber Week, but here's what is live now.

PlayStation 4 Hardware and Games
  • PlayStation VR The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim Bundle: $349.99
  • PlayStation 4 1TB: $199.99
  • Overwatch: Origins Edition: $34.99
  • The Sims 4: $39.99
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration: $19.99
  • World of Final Fantasy: $19.99
  • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age: $29.99
  • And more...
XBox One Hardware and Games
  • XBox One S 500GB: $189.99
  • XBox One S 500GB Minecraft Complete Adventure Bundle: $229.99
  • Overwatch: Origins Edition: $34.99
  • Injustice 2: $29.99
  • Battlefield 1: Revolution Edition: $39.99
  • And more...
Nintendo Switch Games

Switch fans don't have as much to choose from, but the 15% discount applies all day for all Switch games too.

  • Monster Jam: Crush It!: $29.99
  • Cartoon Network Battle Crashers: $29.99

Walmart

Walmart's Cyber Monday deals aren't as exciting as Black Friday, but if you're in the market for a new console, it's certainly not the worst place to look.

PlayStation 4 Hardware and Games
  • PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB: $349.00
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare: $33.88
  • Destiny 2: $49.88
  • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age: $29.00
  • LEGO Worlds: $19.00
  • Kingdom Hearts HD: 1.5+2.5 ReMIX: $19.00
  • The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series: A New Frontier: $12.88
  • And more...
XBox One Hardware and Games
  • XBox One S Ultimate Halo Bundle (500GB): $229.00
  • XBox One S Assassin's Creed Origins Bonus Bundle (1TB): $299.00
  • XBox One Wireless Controller Minecraft Creeper: $54.00
  • Madden NFL 18 Limited Edition: $39.82
  • Batman: Arkham Knight: $15.00
  • Destiny 2: $49.88
  • Resident Evil 7: $28.49
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus: $29.00
  • And more...
Nintendo 3DS Hardware and Games

Nintendo fans may want to look elsewhere for Cyber Monday deals, but there are a few good offers.

  • New Nintendo 3DS XL Galaxy Style: $179.00
  • Pokemon Sun: $29.00
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Nintendo Selects Edition: $15.00
  • Mario Sports Superstars: $29.00
  • Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia: $30.00
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes: $15.00

GameStop

GameStop is running several sales and promotions until December 1st. Free value shipping on orders over $35.00 is one, along with Buy 2 Get 1 Free on all retro items, and 25% off collectibles when you purchase $100 or more.

PlayStation 4 Hardware and Games
  • PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Console: $349.99
  • Middle Earth: Shadow of War: $25.00
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus: $25.00
  • Destiny II: $49.99
  • Kingdom Hearts 1.5+2.5 ReMIX: $20.00
  • Assassin's Creed Origins Deluxe Edition: $54.99
  • BioShock: The Collection: $20.00
  • Yakuza 0: $30.00
  • And many more...
XBox One Hardware and Games
  • XBox One S 500 GB Console: $189.99
  • XBox One S 1TB Middle Earth: Shadow of War Console Bundle: $299.99
  • Middle Earth: Shadow of War: $25.00
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus: $25.00
  • Destiny II: $49.99
  • Assassin's Creed Origins Deluxe Edition: $54.99
  • The Evil Within 2: $25.00
  • Forza Horizon 3: $29.99
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard: $19.99
  • Final Fantasy XV: $19.99
  • And many more...
Nintendo Switch

Like with other retailers, Switch fans aren't getting as much for Cyber Monday as they did for Black Friday.

  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2: $24.99
  • Sonic Forces: $29.99
  • Has-Been Heroes: $10.00
  • FIFA 18: $39.99
  • Super Bomberman R: $29.99
  • Troll and I: $19.99

ThinkGeek

ThinkGeek started celebrations a bit early with free shipping on orders of $50 or more using the code FREESHIPTO. They're also continuing the 12 days of deals this week with daily doorbusters, which we'll be posting as they become available.

Doorbusters: 11/27
  • Light-up Pikachu Slippers: $19.99
  • Shark Attack Bowl: $6.99
  • Star Trek Enterprise Pizza Cutter: $19.99
  • Star Wars Geeki Tikis--Series 2: $49.99

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Gift Guide: Best Secret Santa & White Elephant Gifts Under $10 https://www.gameskinny.com/9o1l5/gift-guide-best-secret-santa-white-elephant-gifts-under-10 https://www.gameskinny.com/9o1l5/gift-guide-best-secret-santa-white-elephant-gifts-under-10 Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:18:30 -0500 Joshua Broadwell

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Pokemon Plush 8"

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Price: $9.74

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Buy it on: Best Buy

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The Pokemon franchise's unique position in pop culture makes these 8 inch plushes ideally suited for white elephant or secret Santa exchanges. If you put a group of people together in a room, chances are they're familiar with some of the most popular Pokemon, like Pikachu, Meowth, and Jigglypuff.

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If you order these online, there's no guarantee which one you'll get, but the pool of possibilities includes all the staples, with Psyduck, Hoopa, Sylveon, Zygarde, Togepi, and Wobbuffet rounding off the bunch alongside those already mentioned. Being the series mascot, though, Pikachu naturally gets the most attention, with three different forms. But really? That's okay.

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White elephant and secret Santa don't have to mean throwaway, and you certainly don't have to throw away a ton of money to buy something decent. With these picks representing all that popular gaming culture has to offer, you're sure to be the envy of your holiday gathering.

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Let us know in the comments what you plan on picking up, and be sure to check out our other gift guides as well!

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Dragon Warrior/Quest Monster Poster

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Price: $6.60 for an 8x8

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Buy it on: Redbubble

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While we all have to continue wait for Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Forgotten Time to finally make its way west—along with the 3DS Virtual Console versions of the original trilogy—this poster might just make the wait a bit easier.

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It's a gathering of the series' well-known monsters, including the golem and dracky, and even a slime, among others, all positively oozing classic 8-bit charm. It comes in three different sizes as well, all of which are measured in inches, but the larger are a bit pricey for a white elephant gift. No one is stopping you from playing secret Santa for yourself, though.

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Crash Bandicoot Necklace

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Price: $7.23

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Buy it on: Etsy

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This year finally saw Crash Bandicoot return to his classic roots with the HD remaster Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy, and what better way to share the enthusiasm than with this fantastic handmade necklace?

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The pendant is made of plywood and sports a Crash icon taken almost straight from the game, capturing the wild energy characterizing the original trilogy. It's sure to evoke a bit of nostalgia, but it's more than suitable for the platformer fan in general too.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Poster

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Price: $5.12 for a 5x8; $10.24 for an 8x12

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Buy it on: Etsy

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Sometimes, everyone needs a good reminder that what's on the inside counts more than anything. There aren't many better ways of getting that reminder than this print inspired by Breath of the Wild. What immediately catches the viewer's eye is the staple shot of Link overlooking Hyrule that's quickly becoming a modern classic.

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The modest black font next to it forms a subtle complement to the overall image, with its message (appropriately placed above Hyrule Castle) that no amount of strength substitutes the courage it takes to wield it.

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Pokemon: Map of Kanto Puzzle

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Price: $6.97

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Buy it on: GameStop

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For a while, rumors swirled of Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon sending players back to Kanto. Whether they do, or if it lives up to fans' expectations, is almost irrelevant with this excellent puzzle. It's a 550 piece puzzle of the original Kanto map, one of the most well-known maps in gaming history.

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When complete, the puzzle measures 18x24 inches and also uses the well-known color palette and aesthetic from Generation II to help give it that extra fuzzy touch of nostalgia. 

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Gaming Themed Coasters

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Price: $7.00

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Buy it on: Etsy

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The best gifts are practical and stylish, and these gaming themed coasters are both. From Halo to the original Final FantasyMega Man and Kirby, almost every major genre is represented with these coasters. It's all done in a retro, 8-bit style, like Pixel Pals, but for half the price (cat leg not included).

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Better yet, the seller offers custom colors, so if you want a different background from what is shown, that's no problem. If you're buying for a Final Fantasy fan, there's even more to love about this, since you can choose from Black and White Mages, the Fighter, and a Chocobo.

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Shovel Knight Magnet Set

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Price: $10.00

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Buy it on: Fangamer

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Simple understatement often wins the day over big and flashy, and that certainly holds true with this official Shovel Knight magnet set. The four magnets each feature character art of the four core characters: Shovel Knight himself, Black Knight, Shield Knight, and, of course, the Enchantress.

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They measure 1.25 inches—big enough to be noticed without getting in the way. The magnets are ideal for bags or (naturally) the fridge, according to the designer, making it super simple for you recipient to show off their love of retro and indie gaming.

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Kingdom Hearts Wall Art

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Price: $10.00

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Buy it on: Etsy

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Kingdom Hearts fans were treated to a new trailer for the upcoming Kingdom Hearts 3 this year, but for many, it still seems worlds away. This wall art is a good reminder of why that wait is worth it, though.

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It captures the intriguing paradox of whimsy and philosophical seriousness the series is known for and trims it down to the core characters (no sea-salt ice cream here). The 5x7 size poster is the same as your average picture, so whoever receives it will have no trouble finding the perfect spot and frame for it too.

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Minecraft Bank

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Price: $10.00

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Buy it on: Etsy

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People have been burying money underground for centuries. This Minecraft inspired block bank continues that tradition, albeit with the twist that your underground is above ground…and isn't made of ground.

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Anyhow, the block is a 4 inch cube and uses pegged beads to achieve its mimicry, looking as nifty up close as it does from a distance. The sides detach, allowing for easy coin retrieval should the temptation to break the bank be too much to handle, but note that it's designed not to be taken apart very often.

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Super Mario Heat Changing Mug

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Price: $9.99

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Buy it at: GameStop

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If you know someone looking to enhance their game first thing in the morning, this Super Mario heat changing mug might just do the trick. It's ideal for NES and Mario lovers, but Mario has become a key figure in pop culture in general, so it works just as well for even non-gamers.

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When cold, the mug depicts a level scene with the black background that looks like it's straight out of world 3. Add hot liquid, though, and the scene explodes with detail. Along with the background turning blue, smaller things like coins, enemies, and clouds appear, in addition to an invincibility star. Pour coffee, get invincibility star. Coincidence? Definitely not.

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The year has zoomed past, and the holidays are almost upon us once more. Cold nights, snowball fights, and colorful lights await you--but so does the dreaded company party with that white elephant or secret Santa gift exchange you never know what to buy for. Fortunately, we've got you covered with this handy guide!

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From retro gear to home decor, there's plenty of quality to be found without having to spend a fortune to get it. The best part? Almost everything is suitable for gamers and non-gamers and is sure to crack a smile on the face of even the coldest Scrooge.

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