Deals Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Deals RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network 1,500+ Games Discounted During Good Old Games' Lunar New Year Sale https://www.gameskinny.com/em6wr/1500-games-discounted-during-good-old-games-lunar-new-year-sale https://www.gameskinny.com/em6wr/1500-games-discounted-during-good-old-games-lunar-new-year-sale Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:01:08 -0500 GS_Staff

Joining the likes of Steam, Fanatical, and Ubisoft, Good Old Games is holding its own sale to celebrate the Lunar New Year. From January 24 to January 31, more than 1,500 games and game bundles are on sale, some upwards of 90% off. 

Though the name might suggest these discounts are relegated to the ephemeral "old" games available on the platform, GoG has actually been selling newer games for a while now.

As such, highlighted deals include those on Disco Elysium, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Pathfinder: Kingmaker, Everspace, Greedfall, Vampyr, Age of Wonders: Planetfall, Children of Morta, and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Although it doesn't look like there are many, if any, deals on upcoming games like Cyberpunk 2077 or Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines 2, GoG has helpfully separated its sales by genre and the cleverly useful "only the highest discounts" category. 

Here are some of the best deals we saw while readying our wallets for the inevitable mass exodus of money. 

 

Game Regular Price Sale Price
2064: Read Only Memories $19.99 $3.99
Abzu $19.99 $9.99
Age of Wonders 3 $29.99 $7.49
Age of Wonders: Planetfall $49.99 $33.49
Alan Wake $14.99 $2.99
Ape Out $14.99 $7.49
Atom RPG $14.99  $11.99
Baldur's Gate Enhanced $9.99 $4.99
Baldur's Gate 2 Enhanced $19.99 $9.99
Banner Saga $24.99 $7.49
Banner Saga 2 $24.99 $9.99
Banner Saga 3 $24.99 $14.99
Battletech $39.99 $13.59
Bioshock Remastered $19.99 $4.99
Bioshock 2 Remastered $19.99 $4.99
Bioshock Infinite Complete $54.99 $18.14
BIT.TRIP Runner 2 $14.99 $7.49
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night $39.99 $25.99
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger $14.99 $5.99
Children of Morta $21.99      $15.39
Cook, Serve, Delicious 2 $12.99 $3.24
Cossacks 3 $19.99 $7.99
Cuphead $19.99 $14.99
Daikatana $6.99 $0.97
Darkest Dungeon $24.99 $7.49
Darkwood $14.99 $5.99
Dead Cells $24.99   $17.49
Death's Gambit $19.99 $9.99
Doom 2 + Final Doom $9.99 $2.99
Doom 3 BFG $19.99 $5.99 
Dragon Age Origins Ultimate $19.99 $4.99
Dying Light $59.99   $17.99
Enter the Gungeon $9.99  $5.99
Everspace $29.99 $4.49
Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark $29.99 $14.99
Figment $19.99  $6.79
Firewatch $19.99 $4.99
Frostpunk $29.99 $11.99
Greedfall $49.99 $37.49
Grim Dawn $24.99 $4.99
Gris $16.99 $8.49
Headlander $19.99  $5.99
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice $29.99 $10.19
Hollow Knight $14.99 $7.49
Hotline Miami $9.99 $2.49
Katana Zero $14.99 $9.69
Kingdom Come: Deliverance $29.99 $14.99
Layers of Fear $19.99 $3.99
Layers of Fear 2 $29.99 $14.99
Mafia 3 $39.99  $7.99
Metro 2033: Redux $19.99 $4.99
Metro Last Light: Redux $19.99  $4.99
Mutant Year Zero $34.99 $17.49
Nex Machina $19.99 $9.99
Outlast $19.99 $3.99
Outlast 2 $29.99 $7.49
Pillars of Eternity Definitive $39.99 $19.99
Prison Architect $29.99  $7.49
Rime $29.99  $5.99
Ruiner $19.99  $9.99
Shadow Warrior $39.99 $9.99
Shadow Warrior 2 $39.99  $9.99
Shadowrun Returns $14.99 $3.74
Shovel Knight: King of Cards $9.99 $7.19
Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope $14.99 $10.79
Slime Rancher $19.99 $7.99
Spec Ops: The Line $29.99  $5.99
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Ultimate Sith Ed. 
$19.99  $6.99
Stories Untold $9.99 $2.49
Superhot $24.99  $9.99
Surviving Mars $29.99 $10.19
Tangledeep $14.99  $5.99
The Saboteur $19.99 $4.99
The Signal From Tova $19.99 $4.99
The Surge $19.99  $6.79
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt $39.99  $11.99
Thronebreaker: the Witcher Tales $29.99 $14.99
Titan Souls $14.99 $3.79
Vampyr $49.99 $16.99
Wasteland 2 Director's Cut $44.99  $17.99
XCOM: Enemy Unknown Complete $49.99  $9.99

 

That's only a small fraction of the games currently on sale during Good Old Game's Lunar New Year sale. Currently, there are dozens of DLC and expansion packs also available.

On top of that, legitimately good old games, such as those in the Warcraft, Caesar, Sim City, and King's Bounty series, are available at steep discounts. You can see everything that's on sale over at GoG.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more sales and discounts. And be sure to head over to Steam, Fanatical, and Ubisoft to see what's on sale for those storefronts and if it's cheaper than what's available here. 

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Nintendo Announces Legend of Zelda Themed Black Friday Deals https://www.gameskinny.com/7hblq/nintendo-announces-legend-of-zelda-themed-black-friday-deals https://www.gameskinny.com/7hblq/nintendo-announces-legend-of-zelda-themed-black-friday-deals Wed, 01 Nov 2017 17:43:05 -0400 ThatGamersAsylum

It's that time of year folks. Halloween is over, pumpkin spice is everywhere, and Black Friday is just around the corner. As with any other major retail holiday, Black Friday seems to come sooner and sooner every year, which is why Nintendo is already announcing many of their Black Friday bundles along with some of other special goodies that will be available over the course of the Holiday season.

First up is Black Friday goodies.

 

  1. A Legend of Zelda Themed 2DS with Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D preloaded onto it for $79.99. Note: This is the standard 2DS not the NEW 2DS. (Yes, Nintendo naming conventions are terrible.)
  2. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild- Explorer's Edition includes the original game, a 100-page "explorer's guide", and a 2 sided map all for $59.99. (The header image depicts this item.) Note: This release does not include any DLC.

In addition to these Black Friday specific deals, there are also some other bundles that are available currently.

  1. A Nintendo Switch - Super Mario Odyssey bundle comes with a Switch, along with a Mario themed red Joy-Con controller, a download code for Super Mario Odyssey-- which we here at Gameskinny really loved by the way-- and a carrying case, all for $379.99. Considering the Switch + controller is usually $300 and SMO is $60, this isn't a deal per se, just a bundle. 
  2. White and Red 2DS with New Super Mario Bros 2 preloaded onto it for $79.99. There will be a similar bundle with Mario Kart 7 pre-loaded onto a blue 2DS.
  3. White and Orange NEW 2DS XL for $149.99.
  4. Pokeball Edition NEW 2DS XL for $159.99.

 

Finally, getting away from the various consoles, we have a Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Special Edition that will come with a metal game case, 220-page hardback art book, along with a CD loaded with a part of the OST. This will set you back $99.99.

Continuing with the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 theme, there will also be a special XBC2 Nintendo Switch Pro themed controller for $74.99.

 

 

Personally, I feel this whole batch of deals is a little underwhelming. In particular, the Nintendo Switch is a trending purchase, so it's disappointing to see that there is not going to even be a moderate discount to the system over the holiday season. The good news, however, is that just because Nintendo isn't putting a product you want on sale, it doesn't mean a retailer near you won't be. So keep your eyes out for more news on Black Friday deals and continue to be a savvy shopper. 

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Steam Summer Sale 2017: 5 Best Strategy Games Under $20 https://www.gameskinny.com/o9ecs/steam-summer-sale-2017-5-best-strategy-games-under-20 https://www.gameskinny.com/o9ecs/steam-summer-sale-2017-5-best-strategy-games-under-20 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 15:23:22 -0400 Valoryan

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Civilization V

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Sale Price: $7.49
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The Civilization series is known for being the quintessential turn-based strategy game. With the release of Civilization 6 earlier this year, predecessor Civilization 5 is a cheap buy. My friends and I have dumped hours into this game. It's really easy to pick up and play for hours on end. 

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Get Civilization V on Steam

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That wraps up our list! What are your favorite strategy games on Steam? Any others that you think should be included in the Summer Sale this year? Let me know down in the comments!

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Stellaris

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Sale Price: $19.99
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Stellaris is a grand strategy game and slow RTS with a system similar to Civilization 5. It takes place in space, and you send your fleets to conquer enemy galaxies and planets. You must also develop planets within the galaxies through settlements and space-based improvements. It has a slight learning curve, but it is definitely worth your time. 

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Get Stellaris on Steam

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown and XCOM 2

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Standard Price: $29.99 and $59.99
Sale Price: $7.49 and $19.79
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Speaking of story-based strategy games, the XCOM series is a turn-based RTS where you navigate your units through a campaign. Both the original XCOM: Enemy Unknown and XCOM 2 are incredible. Earth has been taken over by an alien species and it us up to you to save it.

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These games are known as some of the most unforgiving strategy games around -- but if you're looking for a challenge or just a relaxing turn by turn game, this is the series for you.

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Get XCOM: Enemy Unknown on Steam

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Get XCOM 2 on Steam

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Medieval II: Total War

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Standard Price: $19.99
Sale Price: $4.99
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Medieval II: Total War is another classic. It is arguably the best Total War game due to its modding capabilities and quirky bugs. This is a game you can play hundreds of times and never have the same experience.

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If you're really into modding, this is a must-buy title. It also contains a really nice campaign for those who prefer story-based strategy games.

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Get Medieval II: Total War on Steam

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Age of Empires HD

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Standard Price: $19.99
Sale Price: $4.99
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Age of Empires II HD is a classic RTS game brought to modern times. The HD edition has upgraded graphics and comes with a multiplayer mode attached to a really good, loyal community.

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If you have never played AoE, you truly are missing out and should pick it up. If you have, it's time you get back into it. The DLCs add more civilizations, new maps, and new campaigns. The HD version also features a better AI and mod support. At 75% off during the sale, it's a necessary buy.

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Get Age of Empires II HD on Steam

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With the Steam Summer Sale in full swing, it can be hard to know which games you want to buy because they are good and which you want to buy because they're on sale. And when you're looking at a genre as over-saturated as the strategy genre, the distinction can become even more unclear.

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There's a wide variety of strategy games on the market, from turn-based to real-time, historical to futuristic. Strategy games can go as far as the mind can imagine -- and there are some crazy games out there. That's why a lot of games in the genre are either amazing or absolutely horrible.

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To help you avoid the horrible ones, here is a guide to the top five strategy games you should own by the end of this year's Steam Summer Sale.

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Steam Summer Sale 2017: 5 Best Platformers Under $10 https://www.gameskinny.com/x4ete/steam-summer-sale-2017-5-best-platformers-under-10 https://www.gameskinny.com/x4ete/steam-summer-sale-2017-5-best-platformers-under-10 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:08:13 -0400 glados131

Few gaming genres are as popular as the platformer. Nowhere is this more evident than on Steam, where a vast library of these games -- many of dubious quality -- are literally just a few clicks away. But for all of the dime-a-dozen Mario clones out there, a few stand above the rest. And with the Steam Summer Sale underway, there's never been a better time to pick them up.

Here are just a few platformers you can get right now for $10 or less.

Super Meat Boy

Standard Price: $14.99
Sale Price: $2.84
Steam Rating: Very Positive

One of the most iconic platformers outside of the plumber himself, Super Meat Boy is the creation of one Edmund McMillen. It should be noted that many platformers are reasonably challenging, but not overly so. This game is another story.

Super Meat Boy is a game you should play if you want your platforming skills pushed to the absolute limit. It demands mastery over the precise and responsive controls if you want to come out on top. Luckily, when death comes, you barely need to wait a second before jumping back into the fray.

Get Super Meat Boy on Steam

Rogue Legacy

Standard Price: $14.99
Sale Price:
$2.99
Steam Rating: Very Positive

A more recent game, Rogue Legacy is both a well-polished platformer and a type of game called a roguelike (well, technically a roguelite, but that's a debate for another time). That means that every time you play, the levels are randomly generated -- and if you die, it's back to the beginning. It's not as hard as it sounds, though, as you gradually unlock upgrades that persist between attempts and make things easier.

One of the most fun aspects of the game is that when you start a new attempt (or a "run"), you choose from a few randomly generated characters with their own classes, and special "traits" that include things like color blindness, dyslexia, and more.

Get Rogue Legacy on Steam

Hollow Knight

Standard Price: $14.99
Sale Price:
$9.89
Steam Rating: Very Positive

Hollow Knight just came out this year, but has already made a huge impression with its engaging, Metroidvania-style gameplay and gorgeous hand-drawn art style. If you're a fan of games like Castlevania and Metroid, which gradually let you explore more and more of their vast worlds as you unlock new abilities, this is one worth checking out.

Get Hollow Knight on Steam

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition

Standard Price: $19.99
Sale Price:
$9.99
Steam Rating: Overwhelmingly Positive

If Hollow Knight sounded appealing to you, Ori and the Blind Forest should also be a must-have. Another beautiful Metroidvania game, this one has some truly breathtaking moments. It also recently had a sequel announced at this year's E3, so now is a great time to play it if you haven't already.

Get Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition on Steam

Cave Story+

Standard Price: $14.99
Sale Price:
$10.04
Steam Rating: Overwhelmingly Positive

Okay, technically this game is currently a few cents over ten bucks, but we had to make a special exception for a truly special game. Cave Story is, simply put, one of the most legendary indie games of all time, with its addicting gameplay, charming story, and lovable characters. Its enhanced edition, Cave Story+, was released on Steam in 2011 and remains the definitive way to play the game with its updated graphics and extra content. Do yourself a favor and give it a try -- this is one story you don't want to miss.

Get Cave Story+ on Steam

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These are just a few platforming games that are a part of Steam's 2017 summer sale. Let us know what you think of our picks in the comments!

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The Absolute Best Deals During Steam's 2017 Summer Sale https://www.gameskinny.com/cjikm/the-absolute-best-deals-during-steams-2017-summer-sale https://www.gameskinny.com/cjikm/the-absolute-best-deals-during-steams-2017-summer-sale Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:29:17 -0400 glados131

It's that time of year again. Steam is overflowing with discounts on games of all shapes and sizes. The Steam Summer Sale is here until July 5th, and it's high time to take advantage of all of the deals.

But with so many options, it can be difficult to find the best choices. This guide should help by spotlighting some of the best bargains you can find right now.

Nier: Automata

Standard Price: $59.99
Sale Price: $41.99

Looking for some good old-fashioned action? Look no further than Nier: Automataa sci-fi dystopian epic. There are few developers that can make combat feel quite as satisfying as Platinum Games, and you'll absolutely feel their level of polish as you hack and slash through the enemy robots that this game sets in your path.

Get Nier: Automata on Steam

Stardew Valley

Standard Price: $14.99
Sale Price: $8.99

Action is fine and all, but maybe you'd like something a bit more relaxing. Stardew Valley hearkens back to the Harvest Moon style of farming simulators by giving you a fully realized, pixelated world to play in, and a wide cast of characters that you'll get to know as you go about your day-to-day life in the town of Stardew Valley. Be sure to keep your eye on the time while playing -- this is a game you can truly lose yourself in.

Get Stardew Valley on Steam

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Standard Price: $19.99
Sale Price:
$3.99

It can be tough for video games to get you invested in their stories, but Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has a unique approach that makes your experience feel truly personal. The much-hailed Nemesis System randomly generates dynamic villains that develop on their own through random events you can participate in, and being able to avenge your own death on an orc that cut you down is an incredibly cool experience. The stories told through this system will stay with you for a long time.

With its sequel coming out in October, there's never been a better time to pick up this game.

Get Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on Steam

Hollow Knight

Standard Price: $14.99
Sale Price:
$9.89

Maybe you're looking for a gorgeous indie experience. If so, we highly recommend Hollow KnightIt's a Metroidvania-style platformer with a great soundtrack, responsive gameplay, cool bosses, and a beautiful art style which is animated completely by hand. This is a game you don't want to miss.

Get Hollow Knight on Steam

DOOM

Standard Price: $29.99
Sale Price:
$14.99

Sometimes you want a subtle but charming experience like Stardew Valley or Hollow Knight. And sometimes you want to blast your way through hordes of demons on Mars as violently as possible with an increasingly ridiculous arsenal of guns. DOOM knows not to take itself too seriously, and there are few games that can match its addictive, old-school FPS combat.

Get DOOM on Steam

Spelunky

Standard Price: $14.99
Sale Price:
$2.24

Up for some classic rouge-like action? Spelunky has got you covered. It might not be easy to get through this difficult platformer, but it is satisfying as you gradually learn more and more about the game's mechanics and explore randomly generated levels. Careful, though -- if you die, you're sent all the way back to the beginning.

Get Spelunky on Steam

South Park: The Stick of Truth

Standard Price: $29.99
Sale Price:
$7.49

Based on the classic TV show, South Park: The Stick of Truth is an (extremely) irreverent comedy RPG. It should be noted that this game is very NSFW, but if that isn't a problem for you, you'll find that this game succeeds at both being a well-polished and easy to pick up RPG and at fully capturing the spirit of the show.

Get South Park: The Stick of Truth on Steam

Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series

Standard Price: $24.99
Sale Price:
$16.74

Want a game with an elaborate, branching narrative? Are you (like most people) a fan of Guardians of the Galaxy? The Telltale Series takes what you love about the films and puts you in control of the action. You get to decide where the story goes, and being put in control of these beloved characters is a hard selling point to resist.

Get Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series on Steam

Darkest Dungeon

Standard Price: $24.99
Sale Price:
$9.99

Darkest Dungeon is not a forgiving game. It fully embraces a dark, gothic theme, and brilliantly focuses not on the dungeon crawling, turn-based combat your party is going through, but instead on your heroes' rapidly deteriorating psychological states. Losing a party member to madness or hopelessness is as common an occurrence as one dying, so this is not a game for the faint of heart.

Get Darkest Dungeon on Steam

Dark Souls III

Standard Price: $59.99
Sale Price:
$23.99

The Dark Souls series is renowned for its difficulty. It's not a challenge you put yourself into lightly -- these games are a commitment. However, once you're able to put yourself in the proper mindset, you'll find that few games match the incredible combat which, once you master, becomes immensely satisfying. And of course, there are few feelings like conquering one of Dark Souls III's epic bosses.

Get Dark Souls III on Steam

SOMA

Standard Price: $29.99
Sale Price:
$8.99

Up for a bit of horror? SOMA is an underwater sci-fi adventure that brings plenty of thrills. Developed by the creators of Amnesia, it tells a high-concept tale of people whose minds have been converted into software and copied into robotic bodies. The game asks plenty of thought-provoking questions on what it means to be human, all while chasing you down with creatures straight out of nightmares.

Get SOMA on Steam

The Jackbox Party Trilogy

Standard Price: $74.97
Sale Price:
$29.97

Maybe you want to get some friends together for some party games. The Jackbox Party Pack is one of the best party game series of all time, and offers hours and hours of hilarious entertainment, through both classic games like Fibbage and Drawful, and newer hits like Trivia Murder Party. You can also buy all three packs separately at discounts ranging from 40% to 60%.

Get The Jackbox Party Trilogy on Steam

Fallout 4

Standard Price: $29.99
Sale Price:
$14.99

Looking to explore a vast open world? Bethesda's latest hit, Fallout 4will provide you with hours upon hours of entertainment. Even when you're done uncovering the mystery of Vault 111, Bethesda's infamous modding community will help make sure that you never get bored of exploring the Wasteland.

Get Fallout 4 on Steam

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That's all the deals for now, but be sure to check back regularly-- we'll be updating this list throughout the sale! Now it's time to get out there and grab some new games.

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Black Friday Deals: Best Buy is Cutting Prices on PC Rigs, Gaming TVs, and Awesome Peripherals https://www.gameskinny.com/9ook1/black-friday-deals-best-buy-is-cutting-prices-on-pc-rigs-gaming-tvs-and-awesome-peripherals https://www.gameskinny.com/9ook1/black-friday-deals-best-buy-is-cutting-prices-on-pc-rigs-gaming-tvs-and-awesome-peripherals Tue, 15 Nov 2016 11:23:12 -0500 Auverin Morrow

For Black Friday this year, it looks like Best Buy is going to be one of the best buys for gaming tech. Whether you're looking for a new laptop, desktop rig, monitor, TV, tablet, or other peripherals to enhance your gaming experience, Best Buy is offering hundreds of dollars in discounts on all the shiny new toys you could ask for. 

Here's the rundown of the best deals we've found so far from their Black Friday ads:

For PC Gamers

HP Omen 17.3" Gaming Laptop
  • Original Price: $1,199.99
  • Sale Price: $1,099.99

This HP Omen laptop comes at a $100 discount and packs a lot of great specs into a good price point. It's powerful enough to run most modern games with little graphical loss, and portable enough that you can take your gaming experience anywhere. 

The Omen comes with an i7 processor, 12 GB of RAM, a 1 TB hard drive and 256 GB SSD, and an Nvidia GTX 965M graphics card with 4GB DDR5 video memory. There is also a smaller 15.6" version of this laptop with slightly less space available for $949.99.

MSI 15.6" Gaming Laptop
  • Original Price: $1,449.99
  • Sale Price: $1,349.99

This MSI rig is a powerful gaming laptop that will let you run just about anything. (And personally, I'm a big fan of MSI's products.) And the best part is...it's VR ready

Although it only has a 15.6" screen with no option for larger sizes, this laptop is packing an i7 processor, 16 GB RAM, a 1 TB hard drive with a 256 GB SSD, and a powerful Nvidia GTX 1060 graphics card. With specs like that, there shouldn't be any hiccups as you dive into the world of virtual reality gaming. 

CyberPower PC Gamer Supreme Liquid Cooled Desktop
  • Original Price: $1,949.99
  • Sale Price: $1,799.99

If you're looking for something a bit more stationary than a gaming laptop, then CyberPower makes some great PC gaming rigs for those who don't want to undertake the monumental task of building one themselves. 

This setup runs on Windows 10. Under the hood you'll find an i7 processor, a whopping 32 GB of RAM, a 3 TB hard drive with additional 480 GB SSD, and an Nvidia GTX 1080 graphics card with 8 GB of VRAM. That's more than enough to run a game like Battlefield 1 in ultra high quality. And it's also VR-ready!

Asus 24" LED FHD Monitor
  • Original Price: $279.99
  • Sale Price: $219.99

If you're purchasing a desktop rig like the one listed above, you'll need an excellent monitor to go with it. And fortunately, Best Buy has several HD monitors on sale this Black Friday. 

This Asus model features a 24" screen with a super high contrast ratio that allows for "ultrarealistic gaming visuals". So you can enjoy Skyrim Special Edition in all its graphically updated glory. 

AOC 28" LED 4K Monitor
  • Original Price: $399.99
  • Sale Price: $289.99

Need a desktop monitor that packs that ultra-HD 4K punch? This is one worth checking out. It's a 28" screen that uses AMD Free Sync technology to prevent image stutter issues, even in fast-moving scenes. 

At a $100 discount for Black Friday, there's no better time to upgrade to 4K so you can get the most out of your games. 

HP 23" IPS LED HD Monitor
  • Original Price: $179.99
  • Sale Price: $119.99

Need a decently sized monitor at a price that won't break the bank? This might be the one for you. It's a 23" HD monitor that packs a full 1080p display. 

It may not be a super snazzy 4K screen, but it can definitely give you crystal-clear images while you play your favorite games this holiday season. 

Asus ROG Swift 24" 3D LED HD GSync Monitor
  • Original Price: $449.99
  • Sale Price: $349.99

In case you couldn't tell from the price tag and the name, this monitor has a load of features going for it. As part of the iconic Asus ROG line, you know that it's a monitor made by gamers, for gamers. 

It's a full-HD 1080p display that has a high-contrast look, anti-glare screen, and Gsync technology to prevent image stuttering and input lag during high-intensity game sequences. 

Samsung 24" LED Curved HD Monitor
  • Original Price: $199.99
  • Sale Price: $169.99 

A curvaceous, sleek monitor that can add an immersive viewing experience to your gaming desk. This 24" display comes in full 1080p high definition, and includes under-the-hood technology to prevent image stuttering. 

The slim design includes a tilting stand so that you can adjust this monitor to your needs, so that curved screen will be in just the right spot while you farm your way through another League of Legends game. 

For Console Gamers

For whatever reason, it looks like Best Buy isn't currently planning to offer any console bundle deals -- at least there aren't any listed in its online store ads. But there are plenty of other essential peripherals and great games that will have their prices slashed for Black Friday. 

Turtle Beach Ear Force Headset for Xbox One
  • Original Price: $79.99
  • Sale Price: $59.99

Every serious gamer needs a great headset. And this set of cans from Turtle Beach promises to deliver excellent sound for all Xbox One players. 

This headset comes with an adjustable and removable mic, plus inline controls so that your volume and output is right at your fingertips. It should be well-suited for anyone who is planning to spend their holiday break cranking through Infinite Warfare and the Modern Warfare remaster

PDP Afterglow Kral Wireless Headset for PS4
  • Original Price: $99.99
  • Sale Price: $67.99

We can't leave all our PlayStation fans high and dry -- you folks deserve a great audio experience too. And this Afterglow headset promises excellent sound and wireless usage. So you can keep shouting at your SMITE teammates while you get up to grab a snack during your death timer. 

This set is built for long-term wear, and it's part of Best Buy's clearance items for the year -- which means you can get an even bigger discount than what's already listed as part of the Black Friday deal. 

Samsung 55" Curved LED 4K Smart TV
  • Original Price: $999.99
  • Sale Price: $699.99

Best Buy is making it hard to say no to 4K television when they're putting out deals this good. This Samsung TV comes with a $300 discount to make the (admittedly expensive) move to ultrarealistic HD gaming feel a little less painful on your wallet. 

This 55" TV has a 4K LED display, and standard Smart TV capabilities. Its display is curved to create a smoother and more immersive viewing experience. 

Samsung 65" LED 4K Smart TV with HDR
  • Original Price: $1,899.99
  • Sale Price: $1,499.99

Maybe you're one of those people who wholeheartedly believes that bigger is always better. If that's the case, then you can scale up your 4K viewing experience even more with this 65" Samsung 4K television. 

This Smart TV has a quantum dot display and HDR capabilities that allow for high-contrast, vibrantly detailed graphics at a number of viewing angles. So Battlefield 1 will look just as intense from your bean bag chair as it will from the couch. 

Samsung 40" LED 1080p Smart HDTV
  • Original Price: $399.99
  • Sale Price: $279.99

If you don't feel the need to upgrade to 4K just yet, or you're a gamer on a budget like most of us, then you might want to keep things simple with this 40" HDTV that comes with a very agreeable price tag. 

Its 1080p display may not completely blow your mind, but getting Smart TV capabilities and a great size display for under $300 is nothing to scoff at. 

A Bunch of Awesome Games

Like most retailers, Best Buy is offering a number of its special edition games at a discounted price. Here are all the titles currently listed as part of their Black Friday sale. It's a bit short at the moment, but we'd bank on there being many more sales on individual games once the big day actually rolls around. 

For $99.99:

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Collector's Edition

For $59.99:

  • Skylanders: Imaginators Starter Pack

For $49.99:

  • Gears of War 4
  • Rist of the Tomb Raider 20 Year Celebration Digibook Edition

For $39.99:

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Day One Edition

For $19.99:

  • Rocket League Collector's Edition

For Mobile Gamers

Samsung Galaxy Tab 9.7"
  • Original Price: $199.99
  • Sale Price: $179.99

If you're a gamer on the go, now is a good time to start looking at tablets. Whether you need a bigger screen than your smartphone can provide or don't want to throttle its battery, a tablet is a great option for mobile gaming.

This Samsung Galaxy Tab has a 9.7" screen with 16GB of internal memory, and it runs on Android Marshmallow. Perfect for wandering around in Minecraft PE.

Apple iPad Pro 9.7" 128 GB
  • Original Price: $829.99
  • Sale Price: $554.99 (with contract)

Black Friday will be a boon this year if you're looking to upgrade your tablet. If you're willing to lock yourself into a 2-year contract with Verizon, you can get a $275 discount on this iPad Pro. 

This model comes with a 9.7" screen and a whopping 128 GB storage. There are options for 32 GB and 256 GB as well, but not all of those models are included in this deal. It's worth checking this one out if you want to play any of the awesome iOS games that released in 2016

That wraps up our list of the best Black Friday finds at Best Buy so far! Stay tuned to GameSkinny for all the latest info on discounts from major retailers. You can check out our Amazon Black Friday deals and Wal-Mart Black Friday deals to further plan your shopping assault on the big day. 

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Black Friday Deals: Amazon's Best Current and Upcoming Deals on Gamer Gear https://www.gameskinny.com/grzj4/black-friday-deals-amazons-best-current-and-upcoming-deals-on-gamer-gear https://www.gameskinny.com/grzj4/black-friday-deals-amazons-best-current-and-upcoming-deals-on-gamer-gear Tue, 15 Nov 2016 10:09:38 -0500 Auverin Morrow

Ah, Amazon. It's a wonderland for gamers -- full of tech and accessories and games at prices that are usually at least a little bit lower than retail outlets. And just like it does every Black Friday, Amazon is making some serious price cuts to the hottest gamer gear for this holiday season. 

Whether you're a console gamer looking for a new system or a better screen to play it on, or a PC gamer in need of a new rig and some accessories, Amazon has great deals that you'll be interested in. Here are a few of our favorites:

For Console Gamers

LG 55" 4K Smart OLED TV
  • Original Price: $3,999.99
  • Sale Price: $1,997.00

Amazon has lots of great deals on 4K televisions across the board, but this one is especially impressive. At a nearly $2,000 discount, you can pick up this big 4K television to enjoy your PS4 Pro games in all their ultra-HD glory. 

This particular LG TV is available in both 55-inch and 65-inch models, but the 65-inch only comes at about a $1,000 discount. Regardless of which one you choose, you'll be getting an HDR display with perfect blacks and Smart TV capabilities. 

LG 55" 4K Smart LED TV
  • Original Price: $1,799.99
  • Sale Price: $997.00

This is basically the exact same television as the one listed above, but at a much more affordable price point (for 4K, at least). It's still for a 4K ultra-HD display and full Smart TV capabilities -- the only real difference is that it's an LED LCD display and not OLED.

All that really means is that the picture won't be quite as dynamic and high-contrast, but you're unlikely to notice the difference unless you're comparing them side by side. This model is available in 55", 60", and 65" screen sizes. 

Samsung Curved 65" Smart 4K LED TV
  • Original Price: $1,997.99
  • Sale Price: $1,597.99

 If you want something bigger and curvier than the televisions listed above, this Samsung Smart TV is available at a $400 discount. It's got all the Smart TV capabilities you'd expect, plus a curved screen for a more immersive viewing experience. 

Samsung's product description boasts about its Quantum Dot Color Drive and Triple Black Technology, which apparently allows this HDR display to utilize a billion more colors than standard HD TVs, and doesn't lose detail in low-light settings. That'll be really helpful when you're taking in the vast worlds of The Last Guardian or Final Fantasy XV.

Items That Aren't on Sale Yet (But Will Be Starting 11/20)

Xbox One S 500GB Minecraft Bundle

  • Comes preloaded with Minecraft for Xbox One and Windows 10, plus a few extra content packs. 
  • Includes 14-day trial of Xbox Live Gold and 4K compatible HDMI cord

Xbox One S 500 GB Battlefield 1 Bundle

  • Includes a full download of Battlefield 1 and one month of EA Access
  • Includes 14-day trial of Xbox Live Gold and 4K compatible HDMI cord

PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB

  • 4K support, higher frame rates, and compatibility with all current PS games
  • Has about 40 optimized games available currently

PlayStation 4 Slim 500GB Uncharted 4 Bundle

  • Includes 500GB Slim system with matching controller (not a PS4 Pro)
  • Comes with a Blu-Ray disc of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

For PC Gamers

ViewSonic 1080p HD Monitor
  • Original Price: $184.00
  • Sale Price: $110.59 - $139.99

If you're looking to get a new monitor for your desktop setup, or a second display that will work with your laptop or main monitor, this ViewSonic unit is worth checking out.

It's a frameless, borderless monitor with a full 1080p resolution so you can do all your work (and play) in full HD. It's available in 22", 23", and 27" models, so you can choose precisely which size you want to experience the next big WoW raid in. 

MSI 15.6" Gaming Laptop
  • Original Price: $949.00 - $1,149.00
  • Sale Price: $849.00 - $1,049.00

Amazon is putting a number of different MSI gaming rigs on sale for Black Friday this year. And as an MSI fan myself, I would definitely recommend checking them out. 

All models on sale come packed with i5 processors, Nvidia GTX960M graphics cards, 1 TB hard drives, and the option to choose between 16 GB and 32 GB of RAM. The only difference between them is the screen size and extra space. You can purchase a 15.6" model with 128GB or 256 GB of extra storage, or get the 17.3" model with 256 GB of additional space.

ASUS ROG 17" Gaming Laptop
  • Original Price: $2,599.99
  • Sale Price: $1,599.99

Although there are lots of great gaming laptops that aren't ROG models, it's hard to deny that ASUS makes some quality rigs. And while that $1,800 price tag might make your wallet cringe at first glance, it's a pretty hefty $800 (30%) discount from the original price. 

This laptop comes jam-packed with everything you'll need to play the latest games in great quality. It's got a 17" screen, a powerful i7 processor, 32GB of DDR4 RAM, Nvidia GTX 980M graphics with 4GB VRAM, and a 1TB hard drive with an additional 256GB in SSD memory.

That's a whole lot of PC for a great price. 

Items That Aren't on Sale Yet (But Will Be Starting 11/20)

Cyberpower PC Xtreme VR Gaming Desktop

  • VR-ready desktop with Windows 10
  • Includes i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, and AMD RX 480 graphics card

Logitech Prodigy Gaming Headset

  • Comfortable gaming headset compatible with PCs, consoles, tablets, and smartphones. 
  • Part of Logitech G Prodigy series, which also includes a mouse and keyboard

Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Wireless Mouse

  • Professional-grade gaming mouse with lag-free wireless capabilities and button customization
  • Well loved by the GameSkinny staff, as per our Logitech G900 review

Whether you're a PC gamer or console gamer, there's a lot of deals waiting for you this Black Friday. And on a site as large as Amazon, you know there will be many, many more discounts to come as the big day draws closer. 

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Black Friday guides that will lay out all the best deals for your favorite products at various major retailers. You can check out our Best Buy Black Friday deals and Wal-Mart Black Friday deals to further plan your shopping assault on the big day. 

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Deal of the Day: Save Money on Razer Gaming Accessories https://www.gameskinny.com/vhbex/deal-of-the-day-save-money-on-razer-gaming-accessories https://www.gameskinny.com/vhbex/deal-of-the-day-save-money-on-razer-gaming-accessories Tue, 06 Sep 2016 16:00:01 -0400 Kat De Shields

When you're serious about gaming, you want the best gear. You're in luck. Razer's highly-rated gaming accessories are on sale today! These products are popular in the gaming community as being top notch. Upgrade your gear before this discount goes away!

Save 20% off regular price. 

Save 17% off regular price. 

Save 21% off regular price. 

If you want to save additional money on your PC gaming accessories, be sure to click this link and enter the code PAXWEST20 at the time of checkout to save 20% on keyboards, wi-fi range extenders, routers, gaming mice and more.

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I’m always looking for new awesome products, so please send me your favorites at commerce@LaunchMediaNetwork.com.

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Deal: Far Cry Primal for $24.99 https://www.gameskinny.com/kizi7/deal-far-cry-primal-for-2499 https://www.gameskinny.com/kizi7/deal-far-cry-primal-for-2499 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 02:00:01 -0400 kate.farrow

If you haven't played Far Cry Primal yet, now's your chance. The physical copies for PS4 and Xbox One are on sale for $24.99 on Amazon. PC physical copies are 48% off at $35. Grab it while you can!

 

I’m always looking for new awesome products, so please send me your favorites at commerce@LaunchMediaNetwork.com.

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Steam Summer Picnic Sale - Check out these total steals under $5 https://www.gameskinny.com/bxgqs/steam-summer-picnic-sale-check-out-these-total-steals-under-5 https://www.gameskinny.com/bxgqs/steam-summer-picnic-sale-check-out-these-total-steals-under-5 Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:16:01 -0400 Ashley Shankle

Steam's summer sale has finally hit, aptly dubbed the Summer Picnic Sale -- and games are just as tasty as they are cheap!

Most people keep an eye on the daily highlighted deals but some real steals can be found if you poke around, even in the under $5 bracket -- there are some real gems floating around the $5 mark, especially this year.

In an effort to make things a little easier for the thrifty Steam user during the sale's server-bending traffic, I've compiled a list of some pretty awesome games that are either just at the $5 mark or below on Steam from now until the end of the sale on July 4th.

These are by no means all of the good games in this price range throughout the Summer Picnic Sale, after all our tastes are probably different and I am but one cheap gamer compiling a list on the fly. But hopefully this makes you budgeting Steam users have an easier time picking out what you're going to buy this sale.

PAYDAY: The Heist ($5.00)
Co-op goal-oriented FPS
Has online multiplayer

Terraria ($4.99)
2D sandbox
Has online multiplayer

Mount & Blade: Warband ($4.99)
Combat sandbox
Has online multiplayer

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition ($4.99)
Action RPG
Has online multiplayer

Hotline Miami ($4.99)
Topview action
Singleplayer only

Hotline Miami 2 ($3.74)
Topview action
Singleplayer only

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky ($3.99, but all three S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games are $9.99 in a bundle)
FPS with RPG elements
Has online multiplayer

Papers, Please ($4.99)
Paperwork simulator
Singleplayer only

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition ($2.99)
Action RPG
Singleplayer only

FTL: Faster Than Light ($2.99)
Spaceship roguelite
Singleplayer only

SpeedRunners ($3.74)
Competitive runner
Has online multiplayer

Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut ($4.99)
Action RPG
Singleplayer only

HuniePop ($3.09)
Match 3 dating sim
Singleplayer only

Rise of Nations: Extended Edition ($3.99)
Historical RTS
Has online multiplayer

Crypt of the NecroDancer ($3.74)
Rhythm roguelike
Singleplayer only

Killing Floor ($4.99)
Co-op survival FPS
Has online multiplayer

Saints Row IV ($3.74)
Open world action comedy
Has online multiplayer

Dust: An Elysian Tale ($2.99)
2D action platformer
Singleplayer only

Super Meat Boy ($1.49)
2D technical platformer
Singleplayer only

Metro 2033 Redux ($4.99)
Post-apocalyptic FPS
Singleplayer only

Metro: Last Light Redux ($4.99)
Post-apocalyptic FPS
Singleplayer only

Napoleon: Total War ($4.99)
Historical grand strategy
Has online multiplayer

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II ($4.99, without DLC/expacs)
Real time strategy
Has online multiplayer

Lethal League ($4.75)
Gimmick fighter
Has online multiplayer

Transistor ($4.99)
Isometric thematic RPG
Singleplayer only

Gauntlet Slayer Edition ($4.99)
Isometric co-op dungeon crawler
Has online multiplayer

Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition ($4.99)
Superhero fighter
Has online co-op

Valkyria Chronicles ($4.99)
Turn-based strategy RPG
Singleplayer only

Saints Row: Gat out of Hell ($3.74)
Open world action comedy
Has online multiplayer

Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad with Rising Storm ($4.99)
Historical FPS
Has online multiplayer

Max Payne 3 ($4.99)
Third person action shooter
Has online multiplayer

Higurashi When They Cry - Chapter 1 Onikakushi ($3.89)
Horror mystery kinetic novel
Singleplayer only

Mark of the Ninja ($3.74)
Stealth action platformer
Singleplayer only

Party Hard ($3.22)
Stealth action strategy
Singleplayer only

Trine 2: Complete Story ($2.99)
Co-op platformer
Has online co-op

Amnesia: Memories ($2.99)
Otome visual novel
Singleplayer only

RollerCoaster Tycoon 2: Triple Thrill Pack ($3.99)
Amusement park simulator
Singleplayer only

RollerCoaster Tycoon: Deluxe ($2.39)
Amusement park simulator
Singleplayer only

Legend of Grimrock ($2.99)
3D dungeon crawler
Singleplayer only

Bloons TD 5 ($4.99)
Tower defense
Has online multiplayer

Valdis Story: Abyssal City ($3.74)
Action -vania platformer
Singleplayer only

Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box ($4.99)
Open world racing
Has online multiplayer

Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale ($4.99)
Shop sim + action dungeon crawler
Singleplayer only

Evil Genius ($2.49)
Building RTS
Singleplayer only

Antichamber ($4.99)
First person puzzle adventure
Singleplayer only

Cook, Serve, Delicious! ($2.49)
Cooking simulator
Singleplayer and local co-op only

Windward ($3.99)
Pirate sailing exploration sandbox
Has online multiplayer

Audiosurf 2 ($4.94)
Rhythm game
Singleplayer only

Dungeons of Dredmor ($2.49)
Turn-based roguelike
Singleplayer only

fault - milestone one ($3.74)
Kinetic novel
Singleplayer only

Risk of Rain ($2.49)
2D platformer roguelite
Has online multiplayer

Defense Grid: The Awakening ($2.49)
Tower defense
Singleplayer only

Tropico 4: Steam Special Edition ($3.49)
City builder
Singleplayer only

Ys: The Oath in Felghana ($4.49)
Action RPG
Singleplayer only

EVE Online - Core Starter Pack ($4.99, requires a subscription past first month)
Space MMORPG
Online only

VVVVVV ($1.24)
2D technical platformer
Singleplayer only

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Top 5 ways to save on PC games https://www.gameskinny.com/df3qn/top-5-ways-to-save-on-pc-games https://www.gameskinny.com/df3qn/top-5-ways-to-save-on-pc-games Sun, 19 Jun 2016 18:20:59 -0400 Lee Filmer

You might not always have the money to get a new game, because let’s face it, games are expensive. Most new games that come out are around $60, and older games are still expensive if they are not on sale. For PC gamers, buying used isn’t really an option. This article lists the top 5 ways you can save on PC games. It includes websites, subscriptions, and tips on how you can save some cash.

1. Humble Bundle

Humble Bundle is the best way to get new PC games for the cheapest price. Humble Bundle is a website that sells a collection of game bundles for PC, mobile game bundles, and digital eBooks. You can name your own price, and the bundles get swapped out for new games every two weeks. It’s for a good cause too, because a portion of the price goes towards charity. Humble Bundle makes the top of the list because they have the best collections of games for the best price.

2. Green Man Gaming

Green Man Gaming is a great website for getting discounts on games. They offer 20% off on all games, including new releases. You can buy a Steam key, and start downloading instantly. The only downside to the website is that they might not always have what you are looking for. For getting new releases though, this website is the best option.

3. Origin access

Origin access is a subscription based service through EA. For $4.99 a month you can have unlimited access to their vault of over 25 games. Some of the games include; Battlefield 4, Dragon Age Inquisition, FIFA 16, and Mass Effect. The subscription also includes First Play, which allows you to play new games before they are released. Origin access is a really good way to get a handful of games at a cheap price.

4. Beta Testing and Demos

It’s a good idea to sign up for beta testing on new games you’re interested in. If selected, you can play a new game for free while helping to test it. Also, you should download game demos if they are available. A lot of the time you get to play a good portion of the game for free. You can spend hours having fun with games from beta testing and demos. This gives you a way to test the game out for yourself, so if you buy it you’re not wasting your money on a game you won’t like.

5. G2A

There is some controversy over the G2A website, with some saying that it is not reputable. However, it does need mentioning because you can get some really great deals on their site. They sell CD-keys for Steam, Origin, U-Play, Battle.net and more. You can get games up to 90% off on their site. But, be careful because G2A doesn’t sell the keys directly but is a marketplace for other sellers to sell their keys.

There you have it, some great ideas on saving money on PC games. Of course, sales are great. But, if you can’t wait for a sale, this list will help you out. Now that you know how to save, you can start playing!

Do you have any ideas on how you can save on buying PC games? Let me know in the comments section.

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EA Publisher Sale Underway for Xbox https://www.gameskinny.com/drl47/ea-publisher-sale-underway-for-xbox https://www.gameskinny.com/drl47/ea-publisher-sale-underway-for-xbox Thu, 04 Feb 2016 18:49:26 -0500 Eric Adams

Attention Xbox and EA fans! The EA Publisher Sale has officially hit the Xbox marketplace, and it includes deals on a select number of EA gaming titles. The sale includes discounts up to 60% off certain games, including Battlefield and Need for Speed. The sale is currently underway and will continue to run through February 8th.

The one-week sale includes deals for both Xbox One and Xbox 360 games. There are lots of new new titles, bestsellers, and even seven backwards compatible games. Xbox Live Gold members will also save up to an additional 10% along with the original game discounts. So now would be a wise time to snag a Gold membership.

You can visit the EA Publisher Sale on the official Xbox website, as well as MajorNelson.com starting today. As mentioned above, the sale runs from February 2nd to February 8th

What games will you be picking up during the Publisher Sale? Let me know down in the comments!

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Return of the Xbox One bundle deals https://www.gameskinny.com/ioswa/return-of-the-xbox-one-bundle-deals https://www.gameskinny.com/ioswa/return-of-the-xbox-one-bundle-deals Wed, 09 Dec 2015 08:49:47 -0500 Zanne Nilsson

This morning Microsoft announced that due to the overwhelming success of their Black Friday sales, they are bringing back their bundle deals for a limited time. In the U.S. from today until December 26 all Xbox One console bundles will be $50 off again, bringing them down to as low as $299 in some cases.

And apparently that isn't the only sale Xbox will be offering this season:

Also, from Dec. 22 to Jan. 7, Xbox gamers can take advantage of Countdown, the biggest digital game sale of the year for the Xbox Store. Starting Dec. 22, you can visit the Countdown sale to view over 200 deals on the greatest games lineup in Xbox history. Fans can enjoy the convenience of digital games with weekly and daily deals counting down to the New Year, and for the first time ever, the sale will last until Jan. 7. In addition, a number of national retailers will offer their own holiday deals, so check with your local retailers for more information.

While this is good news for anyone who had missed out on the previous deals, players who braved the Black Friday crowds for an Xbox One probably won't be as thrilled about this new turn of events.

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Week-long Black Friday Xbox deals will include over 150 games https://www.gameskinny.com/vr0bk/week-long-black-friday-xbox-deals-will-include-over-150-games https://www.gameskinny.com/vr0bk/week-long-black-friday-xbox-deals-will-include-over-150-games Thu, 19 Nov 2015 03:18:57 -0500 Michael Falero

If you have a backlog of Xbox games you've been meaning to buy, now's probably the time to get them.

Xbox has released a sneak peek video of its Black Friday deals, which will start a week early on November 20th and run through the end of the month. The sale will include more than 150 titles that range from 40 to 60% off (see above for the teaser).

How the Xbox sale will work

On Friday, November 20th, Xbox Live Gold subscribers will gain early access to the "Black Friday" deals on Xbox Live. Silver subscribers will gain access on November 24th, but they can buy a month's Gold subscription for just $1 starting on the 20th, giving them instant access to the deals. The subscription deal is for both Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners.

In addition to the 40 to 60% off, Gold members will also get up to 10% off some games through November 23rd.

The video teases a number of big titles, including Gears of War: Ultimate EditionForza Motorsport 6, and Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Critically acclaimed games like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and BioShock Infinite make appearances as well.

Don't own an Xbox 360 or Xbox One? Check out our coverage of Nintendo's Black Friday deals and our holiday Gamer Gift Guides.

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Get an Xbox One or PS4 for $300 through Amazon's Black Friday event https://www.gameskinny.com/rf2q7/get-an-xbox-one-or-ps4-for-300-through-amazons-black-friday-event https://www.gameskinny.com/rf2q7/get-an-xbox-one-or-ps4-for-300-through-amazons-black-friday-event Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:58:46 -0500 Travis Shuman

As the holiday season approaches, online retailers are scrambling to offer consumers the biggest deals of the year. For many companies, Black Friday is now considered to be the biggest sale day of the year, as opposed to Boxing Day in the past.

Leading online retailer Amazon has announced its Black Friday event, which includes massive discounts on some of the biggest products in the video game industry.

Amazon has announced that both the Nathan Drake PS4 Bundle and the standard Xbox One console will be available for $300; that's a $50 drop from it's regular $350 price tag.

Currently, Amazon's Black Friday page includes very little information, as the promotion does not begin for another couple days. But Amazon has also revealed that several games and hardware items will be included in the week-long promotion, including up to 70% off hundreds of digital PC titles.

In true Amazon fashion, the promotions will appear periodically throughout the week at seemingly random times, so the savvy buyers will have to keep their eyes peeled as new deals are announced.

Amazon's Black Friday promotion starts November 20 and will run through November 27. Check back to GameSkinny periodically, as we'll keep you updated on the promotion as it runs through the end of the month.

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Deals and discounts to celebrate Final Fantasy XI's latest (and last) update https://www.gameskinny.com/6wva5/deals-and-discounts-to-celebrate-final-fantasy-xis-latest-and-last-update https://www.gameskinny.com/6wva5/deals-and-discounts-to-celebrate-final-fantasy-xis-latest-and-last-update Thu, 12 Nov 2015 20:21:15 -0500 Thewritevictor

Final Fantasy XI, the massive online multiplayer game that has been running strong for more than 14 years, is finally receiving its last large-scale update. The major update, Rhapsodies of Vana’diel, is the last chapter of the main storyline and shifts the stage to a new area of Reisenjima.

As part of the large-scale update where players ultimately decide the fate of Vana'diel, Square Enix is offering players who have inactive accounts the opportunity to play this final chapter for free. That's right, free! Players who have an inactive PlayOnline or Square Enix account as of October 23 will be able to join in the final saga with everyone else during the event, which lasts from November 13 - 24.

But that's not all Square Enix is up to with Final Fantasy XI. On top of offering the ending story line for free to inactive accounts, Square Enix is offering massive discounts on all previous expansions for the game. All promotions will begin November 11 and last till November 30. Check out some of the deals!

  • “Seekers of Adoulin” Expansion Pack (digital download)
    • Now $4.99 (originally $9.99)
  • Final Fantasy XI: Ultimate Collection Seekers Edition (digital download)
    • Now $9.99 (originally $39.99)
  • World Transfer Service
    • Now $9.00 (originally $18.00)

Check out Final Fantasy XI's official webpage for more updates, and don't miss out on your chance to experience this one-of-a-kind JRPG!

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Steam Machine Launch: Game Sale https://www.gameskinny.com/mu3u1/steam-machine-launch-game-sale https://www.gameskinny.com/mu3u1/steam-machine-launch-game-sale Tue, 10 Nov 2015 19:03:28 -0500 Andrea Koenig

Alongside some major titles this week, the Steam Machine has also launched. In celebration, Steam as initiated a Steam Machine Launch Sale that's available to all Steam users, whether they plan to buy the console or not.

Highlights of this launch sale include:

Check out the complete list of all of the launch sale games you can get here.

Steam Machines are stand-alone devices to enjoy your Steam gaming experience in one box. Play your favorite Steam games and customize your gaming experience with full access to the Steam store, but with exclusive console hardware like the new Steam Controller and in-home streaming.

These machines include standard GPU support and custom chassis in different colors. 

Among the various Steam Machines anticipated to be released this month, three different Machines most anticipated were released this week. They will include the Steam Controller and Steam Link. These new releases include:

  • Alienware Steam Machine: uses Intel Core Processors as well as the NVIDIA GeForce GPU 2GB GDDR5 to provide 1080p HD on your TV. Starts out at $449.00 at Dell.

  • Syber Steam Machine: includes standard GPU support up to an NVIDIA GTX 980 to go from small screen monitors to big screen TVs. Chassis are available in White, or Black with 7 different color modes. Starts at $449.00 from Syber.

  • ZOTAC NEN Steam Machine: keeps it sleek, using a 6th Gen Intel Core i5-6400T quad-core Skylake Processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 for full HD Gaming. Starts at $999.00 at Amazon.

The full list of upcoming Steam Machines this month can be seen here.

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Fallout 4 available for free with PS4 Bundle at Best Buy and GameStop https://www.gameskinny.com/i27aw/fallout-4-available-for-free-with-ps4-bundle-at-best-buy-and-gamestop https://www.gameskinny.com/i27aw/fallout-4-available-for-free-with-ps4-bundle-at-best-buy-and-gamestop Mon, 09 Nov 2015 08:05:42 -0500 Samantha Wright

If you haven't already heard, Microsoft is offering an Xbox One Bundle for Fallout 4 that gives you Fallout 3 and all the Fallout 4 PC mods for free. While that's a really good deal, Sony is giving Microsoft a run for its money; Best Buy and GameStop are offering Fallout 4 free with certain PS4 Bundles.

At Best Buy, the 500 GB Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Bundle for $349.99 currently comes with the free copy of Fallout 4 along with a free charging station. If Uncharted isn't really your game, the 500 GB Destiny: The Taken King Limited Edition Bundle for $399.99 offers the same bargain.

GameStop has a similar bundle as well: pick up the 500 GB Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Bundle for $349.99 from them and you'll also receive a free copy of Fallout 4.

But if console bundles just don't appeal to you, Target has another good deal that could help you net Fallout 4 at a discount. Target is currently running a buy 2, get 1 free promotion on hundreds of video game titles. Some of the many games included in the deal are Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, NBA 2k16, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and Halo 5: Guardians. However, according to Target's advertisement for the promotion, Fallout 4 will also be included within the sale.

If you wish to gain more information about any of these bundles, check out their pages at Best Buy and GameStop. If you wish to know more about the buy 2, get 1 free promotion, check out Target and look at all the games they have available through the sale.

What do you think of these deals? Are you interested in partaking in any of them to get your hands on a copy of Fallout 4? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!

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Black Friday steals came early to Amazon https://www.gameskinny.com/21296/black-friday-steals-came-early-to-amazon https://www.gameskinny.com/21296/black-friday-steals-came-early-to-amazon Mon, 02 Nov 2015 17:44:59 -0500 Gabriella Graham

Holidays deals aren't taking their usual break after Halloween sales this year, so keep your wallets ready for action. Amazon has launched a Black Friday countdown event, featuring bonus "deals of the day" promotions for extra-special sales in addition to the multitude of savings offered throughout the site. Naturally, these fantastic deals extend to the gaming community.

The event's main page sports the online retailer's enthusiasm for the sales opportunity, promising deals "all day, every day" without the three week wait.

Technically, the full name of the promotion is the "Countdown to Black Friday Deals Week," but the sale lasts all the way through Black Friday itself on November 27th and doesn't end until Tuesday, December 22nd. Amazon Prime members gain additional benefits to their subscription during the promotion, with access to more than 30,000 "lightning deals", giving them a 30 minute head start on the rest of the world.

You won't want to wait too long to snag a hot commodity, as the daily featured deals come with ticking clocks. (These special sales can be found on the main page linked above with their time limits.) Don't forget that Amazon offers free shipping on orders over $35, meaning your savings won't necessarily have to compete with shipping costs even without Prime.

Snake has his eye on all the savings, obviously.

November 2nd's video game Deal of the Day was Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain for PlayStation 4, marked down 33% to save fans $20 on the title.

Other deals already listed as of November 2nd include:

Be sure to check out all the games and accessories on Amazon's "Video Games Deals" page! It's never too early to get Christmas shopping out of the way, after all.

We'll also keep you posted right here on GameSkinny if any truly awesome deals pop up. Are there any sales you're on the lookout for this holiday season? Let me know in the comments!

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Humble Bundle Wrap-up: 10/16/15 https://www.gameskinny.com/g1b26/humble-bundle-wrap-up-101615 https://www.gameskinny.com/g1b26/humble-bundle-wrap-up-101615 Sat, 17 Oct 2015 16:36:45 -0400 Ciaran Brennan

I started this Humble Bundle Wrap Up a bit late last time, but now it's time to get back on track with this week's Humble Bundles.

If you don't already know, Humble Bundle is a wonderful site where there are weekly bundles of mostly indie (sometimes AAA) games for any price. What's the catch? Absolutely none - it all goes to charity.  You can pick exactly where your money goes: either all to the charity, the developers, a Humble Bundle tip, or a little bit of each.

Humble Bundle - Capcom Bundle

This week we have a generous offering from Capcom, chock-full of remastered classics and Resident Evil delights:

Strider

A remake of a classic Japanese arcade game, Strider is the definition of a hack-and-slash adventure. I'll be frank: I'm a bit skeptical about modern side-scrolling arcade games on the PC. Fortunately, Strider surpasses my cynical expectations each time I boot it up. Boasting stylish movement, enticing visuals, and challenging but rewarding gameplay, this Capcom classic deserves a spot in your Steam library.

Bionic Commando: Rearmed

Oh boy, another remake of an outstanding Capcom arcade game! Although it tacks on similar improvements, Bionic Commando: Rearmed plays more true to its arcade predecessor than Strider. If you want to discover what made the grappling hook one of the best items in video game history, then Rearmed should be your first stop if you've yet to experience such awesomeness.

Resident Evil 5

Sometimes regarded as the last "true" Resident Evil game, RE5 is a solid and refined survival horror experience. If you enjoyed the changes made in the series with 2005's Resident Evil 4, or if you have yet to try out the series so far, this is certainly the perfect version to start with.

Resident Evil Revelations

As yesterday's game series move forward to today, their core designs must adapt to a rapidly evolving medium. Resident Evil has made some polarizing decisions with its hallmark survival horror gameplay in recent years, but that doesn't mean they don't contain worthwhile experiences. Trading the usual slow and methodical combat for a fast-paced arcade experience, the Revelations series offers a very different kind of zombie-killing gameplay compared to past Resident Evil games.

The bundle also includes the sequel, Resident Evil Revelations 2, which is more of the same in an episodic format.

DmC: Devil May Cry

Pitched as a re-telling of the Devil May Cry series, DmC: Devil May Cry is a wonderful action-adventure with superbly paced combat and a well constructed narrative. Since it introduces an alternate story-line for the series, you don't need to know anything about the previous entrants - other than that they helped pioneer the stylish hack-and-slash genre.

Weekly Bundle - Valentine's Day 2

Did you know Valentine's day is only 121 days away? Get in the mood with some quirky visual novels from this week's bundle:


Hatoful Boyfriend

Easily the greatest Pigeon dating simulator out there, Hatoful Boyfriend is an expertly crafted parody of Japanese dating sims. I feel slightly ashamed that this is the only highlight I could come up with in this bundle, as it's not exactly the most serious adventure, but it will likely bring you to tears throughout its ridiculous story.

Valentine's Day 2 Love Pants

Pay $35 dollars or more and you could receive a rad pair of....Love Pants!

Y'know, if you're into that sort of thing...

Those are the highlights for this time! If any of these games interest you, or maybe they've been on your Steam wishlist for months waiting for a sale, take advantage of this opportunity to pick these bundles up for a good price and donate to charity at the same time! Click here to visit the Humble Bundle website.

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