A GameStop flash sale, a massively discounted Xbox One X w/ Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order, three months of Game Pass Ultimate, up to 70% off bed and bath items at Wayfair, and a pair of Wicked Audio wireless headphones headline Friday’s best deals.
Save $90 off of the new price with this renewed (refurbished) Vizio 5.1 surround sound system, which Amazon guarantees will look and act like new.
If your TV’s built-in speakers just aren’t cutting it, this multi-speaker system ought to offer a significant upgrade. You’ll get a soundbar, a subwoofer, and a pair of wired satellite speakers to deliver an immersive soundscape for your media.
When you think about it, it’s the perfect time to buy a souped-up gaming rig that doubles as a supercharged work laptop, and that’s exactly what you can expect from the Lenovo Legion Y545, now $1,000 at Adorama, a powerful but subtle take on the gaming notebook concept as indicated by its plain black-on-black chassis and minimalist design cues.
On the inside you’ll find an Intel Core i7-9750H processor, 16GB of RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphic, and most notably, 512GB of PCIe SSD storage combined with a full 1TB hard drive, and a 144Hz FHD (1920 x 1080) display. Granted, the config referenced here is refurbished, but this price would net you only a 128GB SSD (no hard drive) new at retail. I tried building this same model on Lenovo’s site and the pre-tax checkout price was $1,215.
Times are tough right now, and that means that buying a new computer might be difficult, even if you really need one. Luckily, you can get a pretty great computer without spending an obnoxious amount of money. Apple’s Mac Mini, which packs a lot of power into a small, more affordable package, is down to $690 today at B&H Photo.
For your money, you’ll get a 3.6 GHz Intel Core i3 quad-core processor, 8 GB of RAM, and a 128 GB SSD. That isn’t much storage, but you can always add a portable SSD later for some more storage. It’s powerful enough for most casual tasks, so you can get work done without too much stress, and it’ll look great sitting on your desk.
Having to work from home can be frustrating for any number of reasons. Among them can be the uncontrollable noise from other family members who are just trying to get through the day. The best thing to do is to find a way to tune out the noise without having to cause too much trouble. Noise cancelling headphones, like Bose’s QuietComfort 35‘s, which are $50 off at B&H Photo today, can be a great help in keeping you focused and helping the outside world fade into the background.
Sure, they might not actually stop the little ones from banging on pots and pans, but they’ll make sure you can hear what’s going on in that definitely important Zoom meeting while it’s happening.
If you’re tryna git wicked smaht listening to NPaaaaaahhh, Wicked Aaudio’s Hum 900 wireless headphones are just $29 ovah at SideDeal. This is a scorcha of a deal, so grab ‘em while they’re hauut and don’t miss aaut.
If you’re in the market for a decent portable charger that’ll keep all your gadgets juiced up while you’re on the go, look no further than the Anker Powercore 10000. It’s only $15 with the promo code “KINJA1263.” It’ll help you out if you’re on a hike, out for a long bike ride, or other activities where you find yourself lacking a proper outlet. I would grab this deal before it’s gone.
Ooooweee, I can’t wait to hear what Ignacia recommends for her TGIF Playlist this week, and with 20% off Anker’s Soundcore speakers, you can vibe with me. You can get the Soundcore Motion+ for $80 with promo code MOTIONPLUS, or use code ANKERSDC2 for a $32 Soundcore 2.
The Soundcore Motion+ uses Bluetooth AptX and 30W drivers to deliver hi-res audio playback for up to 12 hours. Buy two, and you can pair them wirelessly for stereo sound. The Soundcore 2 can’t boast the same audio fidelity, but you’ll still get great sound, and you’ll enjoy double the battery life compared to the Motion+. Both are water-resistant, too, so you can sing the Mad About You theme song in the shower to your heart’s content.
Is your tech family neatly divided between Apple and, well, everything else?AUKEY’s Slimline power bank—now $28 with promo code 9LI4JA8H—packs 20,000mAh of extra power for iPhones, iPads, Android smartphones, Nintendo Switches, true wireless headphones, and anything else that needs USB charging. That’s because there are three USB-A ports, a USB-C port, and a Lightning connector all packed onto the same slim slab.
NordVPN is one of the most widely-acclaimed VPN services out there and has been downloaded en masse by our readers during past deals. The service lets you connect up to six simultaneous devices and access 5,871 servers worldwide, with no logs kept of your actions.
Right now, the best deal is to spring for three years of service and save 70% off of the regular monthly price. You’ll have to spend $126 to do so, but at least then you won’t have to think about it again until 2023!
Sometime after Apple cursed us with this single-port fate with the debut of its 12-inch MacBook in 2015, every laptop maker decided to take away the USB ports you know and love in favor of a reversible—and often faster—USB-C port you can only plug one accessory into at a time. These days, our laptops tend to have at least two USB-C ports, but if that’s not enough (it’s not), SideDeal is offering up HP’s official 4-port USB-C 3.0 hub for 43% off.
While it’s not exactly a multimedia hub since there’s no VGA- or HDMI-out, it will free up a few ports for when you ARE ready to snap up a USB-C to HDMI (or VGA) adapter. Plus, it’s a steep enough discount that you can pick two of ‘em up and expand your USB Type-A inventory to eight. Never fear running out of ports again for the low, low asking price of just $17.
For all the music nerds, the Anker Soundcore Bluetooth speaker is down to $31. If you like to blast your music while you’re hiking or even sunbathing in the backyard, this device is perfect for you. It has about 66 feet of range between you and your phone, so all the barbecues you have to pass the time will be filled with dope music. I would hop on this deal before it’s gone! Just make sure to type in ANKERSDC2 at checkout.
If you’ve quickly amassed a pile of devices that need USB power, carrying around a bunch of different charger pucks is the last thing you want. Give them all away and buy Anker’s 100W USB-C hub instead, which is only $69 with exclusive promo code KINJA100C.
This one features two USB-C power delivery ports and two standard USB-A PowerIQ ports, the former available to charge newer smartphones, tablets, and laptops, while the latter two will cover pretty much anything else. The beauty is that you can do it all simultaneously.
If you need a new TV, you owe it to yourself to consider HiSense’s new Quantum Dot sets. The brand name is undoubtedly familiar to some, but Hisense has become one of the fastest growing tech manufacturers of the past few years, and its Quantum Dot TVs represent incredible value, especially with today’s discount. You can get a 75" H8G Quantum-Series TV $200 off, bringing your final total down to $1,300.
This 4K Android TV supports HDR and Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, and has full array local dimming, and thanks to its quantum dots, you’ll get a much more vivid picture than previous LED/LCD technologies could manage.
This discount won’t last too long, so take advantage ASAP.
If you haven’t already shored your computer up with antivirus, today is the day to do it. Today, you can get a year of AVG Ultimate 33% off, which translates to a $40 discount. That means it’s just $80 to protect an unlimited mount of PC and mobile devices in your care.
And more than just antivirus, AVG Ultimate also has a tune up and VPN combo, the former keeping your PC running smoothly with periodic house cleaning, while the VPN hides your activity from packet snoopers, and potentially more...
Between cramped nightstands and scarce electrical outlets, it can be hard to make sure all your gadgets get their daily boost. Wireless charging alone won’t solve that problem, but a wireless charging pad that supports two devices can help you get things a little more in order. Right now, you can get Anker’s Powerwave 10 wireless charging pad for just $28 on Amazon using the promo code DMAK2571.
The Powerwave 10 supports charging up to two devices simultaneously, and also supports fast charging. It also comes with a 5 ft charging cable, giving you everything you need to plop your phones down and forget about it til’ it’s topped off.
If you’re an iPhone user, AirPods are your first consideration for true wireless earbuds. The AirPods Pro stepped the game up with rubber tips, noise cancellation, and better overall audio quality, and you can save $15 on a pair of your own at Verizon Wireless. It’s not a massive discount, but considering how rarely the newest Apple products dip in price, it’s still worth a look.
This story was originally published by Quentyn Kennemer on 5/1/2020 and updated by Gabe Carey with new information on 5/7/2020
With so many of us staying home right now, you might be finding yourself with more free time and maybe an itch to do something creative. If you have a bit of extra cash, grabbing a nice video camera can be a fun way to get creative and capture memories. The GoPro HERO8 Black, which usually sells for $400, is available today at B&H Photo for $300. It’s portable, and you can add on a bunch of accessories to get the perfect shot every time.
You can shoot videos in 4K at up to 60 frames per second , and create some pretty nifty time lapses, even while you’re still moving around, so feel free to get creative and make something nifty.
Sure, working from a trackpad is mostly fine, and you might not have too many complaints. Still, when you’re working eight hours a day, it can be nice to have a mouse handy. Apple’s Magic Mouse isn’t the most ergonomic one you can get, so those with RSI troubles might want to grab something more suited to those needs, but it does look great on your desk. Plus, its multitouch capabilities make it a nice way to navigate the web. Right now, it’s available in Space Grey for $10 off at B&H Photo, so grab it while you can.
Whether you’ve been filling up your Switch with new games and DLC, or you just need a spare card in case you run out of space for all your photos, it might be time for some fresh storage. This 256 GB MicroSD card from SanDisk usually sells for $70, but today you can get it from B&H Photo for just $54. Even if you have a bit of spare disk space right now, it’s nice to have one handy for when you start to run low.
Who here is tired of sweeping their own floors? It’s ok, you can admit it. Luckily for you, Morning Save has come through with a dope deal—for $149, you can get an Ecovacs robotic vacuum. It’s 57% off the original list price ($350). It comes with three different cleaning modes, as well as amazing suction to get crumbs, ants and whatever else up off your floor so you can walk barefoot throughout your house in peace. You can also control your vacuum (because the future is HERE) with the touch of your phone when you download the app. Grab this deal before it’s gone!
If you weren’t the handyman of the house pre-quarantine started, you certainly have to be one now that you can’t hire someone to do the dirty work for you. Believe me, as someone who owns few tools outside of those needed to build a PC, I’m in as much shock as you are. But we’ll get through this, I promise. And Tacklife’s discounted 18-piece screwdriver set will help us on that journey.
It’s got flatheads and Phillips heads of every size you could ask for, conveniently packed inside an acetate hard grip case. Finish up your home improvement projects, hone in on a new skill set, and improve yourself while you’re at it. You never know when you’ll need a variety of drivers around the house, so screw it—buy the whole set while it’s on sale. Then see our evergreen roundup of Tacklife deals fit for any wallet.
I know I’m not the only one who has spent a great deal in and on my bed over these last few weeks. Looking at the same bedding and bathroom decor gives me that me Marie Kando feel of these do not spark joy. Wayfair’s semi-annual sale has started and just in time. Get up to 70% off anything in their bed and bath sale.
This includes everything you can think of in those realms. Plenty of nightstands or dresses, area rugs, and even headboards. If you’ve been indulging in a little retail therapy you might want to check out the cute and stylish options to store new wares not yet ready to be used.
Free shipping on orders over $35. This sale ends May 20.
It’s time to update Fido or Kitty’s lounging space while quarantine redecorating. Why? Because we owe them for being so cool to us over these past few weeks. (We know they love it though.) Wayfair currently has over 2,500 pieces of pet furniture on sale with discounts as much as 80% off.
Mats, cat trees, pens, stairs, and gates are all included in this sale. I’ve got an old pupper so I know the time is coming to get him a set of stairs to get in and out of bed more easily. Whatever you choose we know your pets will love it for a few days before they ultimately return to whatever disregarded box is in your home or the pile of laundry in your room.
Free two-day shipping on all orders over $35.
Whether you’re inside or out, ThermoWorks’ latest sale will help you keep tabs on what’s cookin’. Grab a cooking essentials kit designed for the kitchen or your barbecue pit for 30% off today. Each bundle comes with a ThermaPen Mk4 and heat protection pads, but you get a couple of different accessories depending on which one you opt for. The kitchen set ($115 with discount) features a silicone spatula and a DOT thermometer alarm, while the BBQ kit ($157) has a basting brush and a 2-channel thermometer alarm.
Could you use more eyes on and off the road? A dash cam is a great way to cover the blind spots you can’t see when, especially when you’re dealing with the occasional morning neck crook. If you’re in need of one, consider going AUKEY, whose dash cam products are up to 37% off today. The latest version of the dash cams themselves fall from $150 to $94—just enter code Z8UDM42L at checkout. If you want to add motion detection and GPS, that’ll be $15 each, but only with promo codes AGUQYTCZ and ZQCZU7MB, respectively. By the way, you can also find the DR02 model on sale for $96 with promo code VHFZN8TP, motion detection included.
DBPOWER 2500A Jump Starter | $60 | Amazon | Use code KCRQRCLS
If you haven’t already secured a portable jump starter for your car, this deal on a 2500A DBPOWER unit may force your hand. Normally $70, you can chop $15 off the price tag with promo code KCRQRCLS. It’s a powerful starter that shocks any engine up to 8L/6.5L gas/diesel. For convenience, it packs a massive 21,8000mAh battery to help charge your devices, and thanks to a 5V/3A USB-C port, it does it at breakneck speed.
I never have a drill when I need one. Which isn’t very often, but the task of finding someone that actually HAS a drill and will let me borrow it is enough of a struggle in itself to make me want to get one. Well, Bosch is currently having a sale on their drill and impact driver combo kit. I’m not exactly sure what an impact driver is, but I’ve probably needed it at some point, too.
Anyway, these small handheld tools usually retail for $149, but they’re on sale for $119. But, a current Bosch promotion takes an additional $20 off at checkout, bringing the total for this set down to $99. That’s a pretty great deal for two power tools!
If you’re like me you’ve been buying flowers and plants to bring a little life into your home while sheltering in place. It quite literally breathes life into your living quarters and since we’re here the majority of our days why not make it look pretty too. Building your own terrarium lets you customize the way you like and it’s also a fun way to pass the time. This coastal kit is 20% off and lets you do just that.
The one pictured comes with an air plant but all the kits at the Simply Crafty Shop are currently 20% off so you have plenty to pick from.
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If you’ve found yourself having to manage fumbling through all your cooking utensils as well as your recipe-equipped phone, it might be time to find a better way to peek at your recipes. While it does plenty more, the Google Nest Hub is a great way to prop your recipes up on a big screen in the kitchen without having to get your phone or tablet dirty. Plus, you can chat with it and it’ll play some tunes while you get your chef on.
Put on your swimsuit and gear up that pool bod—pretty soon, it’s gonna be June. And, for a limited time, MorningSave is giving you four dancing flame tiki torches to decorate the backyard for $39. These vibrant displays will remind your neighbors that despite *gestures to everything* you’re still in permanent vacation mode after hours. And there’s nothing better than pretending you’re on vacation, even at a time when taking one doesn’t make sense.
Ordinarily, these four as-seen-on-TV tiki torches would set you back a whole $80. But today, the solar-powered LED flames are discounted 50%. These outdoor torches are waterproof and “weatherproof,” whatever that means, and are capable of running for 8 consecutive hours without fail. Each stands 9.5 inches tall and weighs 11.5 pounds, so you shouldn’t have trouble ejecting them from your lawn and repositioning ‘em elsewhere.
So there’s a pandemic going on, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t clean your car. For a decent $28, you can grab an Armor All car cleaner kit that includes all the stuff to get your car squeaky-clean. Your car is one of the safest ways to enjoy the outdoors while we’re collectively in quarantine, so make sure to show it some love. Grab this deal before it’s gone!
Today, you can snap up a Rachael Ray 10-piece stainless steel cooking set with red handles for $108. You’ll get five pots and pans ranging from 1-6 quarts with their respective lids, plus a spoon and stirrer thrown in for good measure.
The red handles are really the star of the show here, and they can help you fill a kitchen aesthetic that can’t decide between city slicks and country living.
The fact that Too Faced has their mascara, primer, and dream cream minis in this deal makes it almost too good to pass up. Until May 12 grab four deluxe minis with any purchase over $45.
You can also take advantage of another sale to get to that magic amount. Mix and match either three Rich & Dazzling Lip Glosses or three Juicy Fruits Lip Glosses for $30. This is essentially a half off deal for one of Too Faced’s best products.
Free shipping on all orders. No code needed for any of these, the cart will prompt you to select the minis when you click to fully checkout.
With gyms still closed in most places and no real plans for opening just yet most of us are still working out at home. P.volve brings a trainer digitally right to your starting at about $20 a month. For the next two days get 20% off any order of $75 or more and build out a kit and get all the gear your need to burn your quarantine snacks off.
The 20% discount can be applied to the six month and yearly subscription with $20-$35 in savings. The month to month does not qualify unless you grab the equipment you might need too like a mat, bands, or weights.
There is a 14-day free trial to see if P.volve is for you but this sale ends May 10.
This week the Bundesliga announced they will resume play, without fans in the stands of course. Perhaps England is following suit with asking players to return to the country. In the U.S. the MLS was given the green light to head back to training. In celebration of at least, soccer returning Ebbets released a new line of American soccer tees. Get 20% off these with code MAY20.
Ebbetts specializes in throwback gear across baseball, football, soccer, and hockey focusing on America’s history through these sports. There are some absolutely gorgeous throwback recreations. I would take any from the vintage hockey sweater collection.
This code will work sitewide and only excludes items in the NFL section. Flat rate shipping is $5.95 and is free if you spend over $125.
I find beauty subscription boxes are hit or miss with what you pay and what you get. But with GlossyBox you get 5 to 6 products whose value usually equates to $100. This month they are offering two specially curated boxes for just $16 with code WILD16.
There is also an option for $10 off a 3-month subscription with code WILD10. You already save a bit when you choose to pay more upfront but here your total savings are 24%. It’s a great gift option but I totally understand wanting to see what a box is like before you commit. And $16 is a lot more palatable upfront.
I can tell you there is an eyeshadow palette from Steve Laurant and the Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm in May’s box. It’s being called the “Wild Box” and is coming in tiger or zebra print packaging.
This deal runs until May 17.
I don’t know who needs to hear this but, you should moisturize and moisturize often. I really don’t want to hear arguments otherwise—using lotion every day should be a part of your overall grooming routine, and no I won’t elaborate. Luckily, Ulta agrees with me and is offering a cool BOGO sale for Hempz lotion. If you buy one, you get the other 50% off. Grab a bottle or two before they’re gone.
For all my lipstick obsessed folk, I offer you a pretty good deal. If you buy two Revlon lipsticks or lip glosses (from now until May 9th), you can get one tube for free! Why not build up on your makeup arsenal while saving yourself a bit of cold hard cash? This will make it ten times easier to finally put together that YouTube tutorial you’ve watched a thousand times.
With two days left in this Puma sale, now is a great time to upgrade a pair of running shoes, casual sneakers, or replace an old hoodie. Use code GOODNEWS to get 30% off anything in the sale or outlet section on the site. They are two different sections so double-check which one you are in. Either way, you’re looking at some very good deeply discounted products for men, women, and kids.
I’m a huge fan of Puma and my favorites the Hybrid Sky are included in the sale and shake out to about $45. That’s over 50% off the original price. Most of the deals in this sale will see you saving money very close to that.
Free shipping on orders over $35. The sale ends May 9.
Now through Mother’s Day, Express is offering up to 60% off clearance styles, including women’s tops and dresses, men’s t-shirts and shorts, and more. Plus, you can buy one, get one 50% off on women’s dress pants and men’s shirts. Don’t forget that shipping is free on any order $50 or more, so find a few new pieces for your wardrobe so you can look fly right after quarantine.
With all Disney parks closed some people are feeling a little less magical with not being able to visit the house of mouse. But let the Disney store still get you park ready with this tee-shirt sale. Right now buy two or more select shirts for $18 each. That’s 26% off the normal price even if you just pick two.
No code needed, the discount comes right off in your cart. Sizes are moving fast in this sale so if you see one you like grab it today. Both men’s and women’s styles are included in this sale.
Free shipping on orders over $75 with code SHIPMAGIC.
Fenty Beauty giving away free products should be a weekly thing and it seems like it is. Until Sunday, Fenty Beauty is gifting the Match Stick Shimmer Skinstick with any order over $35. You can pick from 10 shades in this offer. No need to add it to your cart because it will prompt you once you reach the right amount.
The Match Stick has a $25 value and is lightweight and designed to work with your other beauty products. These sticks can be used as a highlighter or blush and will absolutely enhance your look. Unsure of your shade? I’d match it to the tone of a highlighter you already use.
This order qualifies for free shipping and runs until midnight on May 10th.
A lot of us have had to make do with makeshift or low-quality face masks amid the rise of COVID-19, but if you’re looking for something that looks quite a bit more durable and comfortable, Wolford has an appealing option.
The Wolford Care Mask, a double-layered polyester mask that is contoured to snugly fit to your face, is now back in stock after being featured in Vogue. A water-repellant finish should help the Wolford Care Mask sustain the elements, while the “highly elastic, extra-thin bands” ensure that it’s not constantly slipping off.
It’s a pricier option at $26, but given how long wearing masks may be the new normal in various walks of life, it might be worth investing in something premium and durable.
I’m not the only one who desperately needs a massage at a time when every spa and massage therapy office is closed, right? Fortunately, for us, HoMedics has a solution. This three-zone heated massage pad vibrates and emulates the Japanese shiatsu massage technique to ease muscle tension in your neck, back, and shoulders—and it’s 39% off at MorningSave right now.
Measuring 24 x 20 x 2 inches, it’s sizable enough to double as a pillow when the remote is powered off. Speaking of which, the included wired remote tethered to the massager unit features one-touch controls designed to run each massage session for 15 minutes at a time. The best part? You don’t have to pay to extend it to 30 minutes or 45 or an hour. Just press the button again and you’re good to go. Maybe this whole massage-from-home thing isn’t so bad after all.
If you know about Perry Ellis you know it’s all about the sleek and stylish evolution of classic American sportswear. Patterns and colors, bold but always put together. This is a great time to inject a little fun into your summer/spring wardrobe with their sitewide 40% off sale. Shoes, shorts, sunglasses, and unique shirts are all deeply discounted for the next few days.
I love that there’s even a virtual happy hour category if you’re hitting a zoom hang out with coworkers after your nine to five at home. You’ll definitely want an eyecatching shirt for that. The sale section has also had their prices slashed so you’re looking at discounts as high as 80% off on some items.
Free shipping on orders over $75, This sale runs until May 10.
At last, the Disney face masks are here. Now available for pre-order over at the Disney Store itself, you can finally wear Baby Yoda like a skin suit on your face. Each four-pack set is $20 and comes in three sizes. All profits raised up to $1 million through September 30 will be donated to Medshare, a humanitarian aid non-profit which has also set out to donate one million Disney face masks to communities in need.
Among the prominent character illustrations you can choose from, highlights include Hulk (Marvel), Mike Wazowski (Monsters Inc.), Stitch (Lilo & Stitch), and of course, the aforementioned Baby Yoda from The Mandalorian TV series on Disney+. These non-medical cloth face masks are reusable and made from a combination of cotton and polyester bound by elastane. They are machine washable and come in six total varieties based on iconic franchises and brands.
Reads the messaging on the Disney Store site:
Disney is committed to serving the communities where we live and work. During these challenging times, we’re using the power of our timeless stories and beloved characters to address our guests’ needs for family-friendly reusable cloth face masks.
Disney is donating one million cloth face masks for children and families in underserved and vulnerable communities across the U.S. that will be distributed by MedShare (www.medshare.org). Disney will also donate all profits from the sales in the U.S. of Disney’s cloth face masks to Medshare, up to $1 million, now through September 30, 2020.
Hey there, are you itching for something new to read? Dark Horse books and comics are up to 50% off at Comixology until June 1st! You can choose from Stranger Things, Hellboy, The Witcher, and even American Gods. All on a discount! You can fill your mornings and afternoons with adventure. Hop on this deal before it’s gone!
A Kindle reader is still a good buy in 2020, and the latest model front-lit model is nearly 30% off. You can get one for just $65 following the discount, Note that this price only applies if you opt for special offers, which are unobtrusive ads that appear periodically on the standby screen. (You can always pay to remove them later.)
It packs everything you love about Kindle Paperwhite at a reduced cost, including amazing battery life and a backlit 6" display (pixel density of 167 ppi) to simulate real ink on real pages. It has half the starting storage at 4GB, but that’s still a lot of books. It also supports Audible’s audiobooks and has waterproof construction. All buyers get three months of Kindle Unlimited for free, too, so you’ll have plenty to read even if you don’t plan to buy a ton of books right away.
Were your state’s Stay at Home orders extended and you’re running out of things to do? It might be time to start a new hobby! Amazon is having a sale on a bunch of best-selling books about crafts and hobbies to do, so you can stay safe and entertained inside, and learn some new skills to boot.
If you’re interested in making a garden, for example, but lack the appropriate yard space, then the Field Guide to Urban Gardening will be a great purchase. Or, you can learn to make some watercolor art with Creative Watercolor, which is aimed to get beginners the skills they need to have fun.
There’s also this book on cat care, which I bought on the name alone but well... that’s less a hobby and more that it’s important to take care of your animals. Anyway, grab a book and get to learning a new hobby, and May will fly by before you know it!
Also known as “Lil’ baby PlayStation,” the PlayStation Classic is basically Sony’s take on the tiny NES and Super NES that Nintendo released a couple years back, packing 20 original PSone games into a pint-sized, plug-and-play console.
It’s pretty no-frills in execution, but legendary games such as Final Fantasy VII, Metal Gear Solid, and Tekken 3 onboard, you can get a lot of fun out of it—especially now that it’s more than $40 off the list price.
This is one of the best deals you’ll find on an Xbox One X anywhere. GameStop has the Xbox One X bundle that includes Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order for $300. Even when factoring in recent discounts that bring the game down to $30, this is a better value than the refurbished units floating around, which go for $300 minimum with no extras. If you haven’t already stepped up to 4K, what are you waiting for?
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is one of the hottest deals going in gaming. Even without meaty discounts like three months for $21 at CDKeys (normally $45), you’ll enjoy all the benefits of Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass for one low price. That means you’ll get online play, free games, exclusive discounts, in-game perks, and more, and that goes whether you’re on Xbox One, PC, or the soon-to-arrive Xbox Series X.
If you need a break from island life and you’re looking for something new to play, GameStop’s flash sale is here for you. The company offers up to 50% off used titles $20 and under across all platforms. The more you buy, the more you save:
- Buy 2 for 20% Off
- Buy 3 for 30% Off
- Buy 4 for 40% Off
- Buy 5 for 50% Off
Also at GameStop today-only: Save $50 on chargers and cables with any controller purchase, and get any used game $10 and under for free when you buy any controller. Finally, you can buy two and get two free on all apparel. There’s no better time to stock up on cheap games.
At this point the lore of the Assassin’s Creed franchise is so convoluted that it necessitated a reboot in the form of Assassin’s Creed Origins in 2017. While I didn’t play more than an hour or two of that one, I did play the latest Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and let me tell you, the experience is worth paying full price. Still, if you’re an Xbox One owner and you haven’t already, pick up the Deluxe Edition for $20 and save yourself more than a few bucks later on as we approach the unspecified release date of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
The RPG-ified post-Syndicate Assassin’s Creed series breathes new life into what was becoming an increasingly stale, rinse/repeat formula. Now I love experimenting with different weapon types—beyond the Hidden Blade—and discovering what works for me vs. what doesn’t in the combat. My only regret is that I didn’t play as Kassandra, who I’m told is the canonical protagonist of the two playable characters. That said, I made plenty of queer love as Alexios, thanks to the inclusion of gender-neutral romance options.
Did you know that Amazon Warehouse has a bunch of deals on Pokémon cards? True story! Mostly, they’re just sets with damaged packaging, which shouldn’t matter so long as the cards are still legit.
In this case, you’ll get a Trainer Box of the recent Sword & Shield expansion of the Pokémon: Trading Card Game, which gets you eight booster packs and a bunch of other goodies. It’s a few bucks off of the new price for a “Like New” box, which is basically like getting a free pack of cards. Hard to argue with that.
It still boggles my mind that people revere the monstrosity that is the original Xbox controller. I mean, the Controller S was alright—they actually put the white and black buttons where they belong, and it wasn’t a literal brick. But if you’re an Xbox purist who swear by six face buttons, grab Hyperkin’s Duke for $66, an officially licensed wired Xbox One controller in see-through green that’ll set off all your nostalgia dopamine.
It even has the white and black buttons on the front, but don’t fret if you can’t gel with that: We still have bumpers to go along with the triggers.
We were supposed to be playing Cyberpunk 2077 right around this time, but like the good studio it is, CD Projekt Red delayed the game until September 17 to polish up. There are far too many games to play to still be upset about that, but if you’ve been jonesing for Cyberpunk 2077, perhaps this pre-order deal will make you feel a bit better. CDKeys is offloading PC pre-orders for $45 a pop, which is the lowest we’ve seen so far.
Nearing the end of your PlayStation Plus subscription? It would normally cost you $60, but thanks to CDKeys, you can add a whole year to your account for just $33. PlayStation Plus is required for online play and cloud saves, but there are other premium benefits like free games, exclusive discounts, and Share Play. It doesn’t look like these shut-ins will go away quickly and quietly, so if you’re planning on filling your newfound time with a spot of gaming, PS+ is an absolute necessity.
This story was originally published by Quentyn Kennemer on 4/08/2020 and updated by Quentyn Kennemer with new information on 5/6/2020.
If you haven’t already bought Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, what are you doing with your life? No, seriously, stop reading and go buy it at Amazon, especially considering it’s only $17 there. This is for the physical disc, mind you, but the game can be authorized via Steam, where it’s currently still going for the full $60.
Civilization VI puts you in control of a fledgling group of settlers that you must grow into a dominant empire. Whether that’s through peaceful (yet often deceptive) diplomacy or endless war, there are many styles of play available to you, and as nice as the base game is, there’s a lot more fun and depth to be had in the expansions.
If you’re looking for something new to play, check out Dead Cells. It was named best action game of the year for its tight, fast-paced action gameplay with souls-like elements. Just $21 at Amazon for PS4 players, Dead Cells is unforgiving and brutal, but also extremely rewarding when you finally beat that mob of enemies that seemingly employ force fields for shields and can kill you just by nicking you on the nose with a toothpick.
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