Black Friday PC gaming deals: when is it and what to expect this year

Black Friday 2020 is almost here. While the day itself isn’t until November 27th this year, several retailers have already confirmed they’ll be starting their Black Friday PC gaming deals much earlier than that, and heck, some have already started. So to help you make the most of this fabled day/week/month o’ discounts, I’ve put together everything you need to know about Black Friday 2020 right here, including what deals to look out for, and whether that shiny new peripheral you’ve got your eye on is actually as good a deal as it seems. I’ll also be taking a look…

Gigabyte’s Aero 15 gaming laptop is $500 off right now

Prime Day may be over, but the deals train just keeps on rolling, resulting in some lovely big discounts like this Gigabyte Aero 15 gaming laptop that’s currently $500 off at Newegg today. Normally $2099, this 15.6in laptop is down to $1599 at the moment, which really isn’t bad considering it has an 144Hz OLED display, a brand-new 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and that all-important RTX 2070 Super graphics chip. (more…)


Best Buy and Walmart have big discounts on Switch games to rival Amazon Prime Day

By Alan Wen, Wednesday, 14 October 2020 19:04 GMT As we’re into the last day of Amazon Prime Day, there are still deals to be found. Some of these you’ll actually find at other online retailers besides Amazon.Not to be outdone, the likes of Walmart and Best Buy have also got their own offers of discounted games. In some cases these aren’t just price matches but actually better than what you can find on Prime Day. For the consumer, that’s a  win-win.The majority of these are Switch games, and RPG fans are in for a treat from Walmart: Xenoblade Chronicles:…

Amazon Prime Day PC gaming deals: the best UK and US hardware deals

It’s the second and final day of Amazon Prime Day today, meaning you’ve only got until midnight tonight to get those last few PC gaming deals in. To help you sift through the noise and the tat, we’ve rounded up all the best PC gaming deals from the UK and the US right here in one handy list. I’ll be updating this article regularly throughout the day as new deals come and go, so make sure to keep an eye on it for all the best Prime Day PC gaming deals. And because it’s not just Amazon holding lots of…


Save on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Control and more as Target also slashes prices on Amazon Prime Day

By Alan Wen, Tuesday, 13 October 2020 21:03 GMT If you’re looking for other gaming deals besides from Amazon Prime Day, you’re in luck. Rival stores are also getting in on the action with their own deals, and Target even has some lower-priced games. Here’s some of the highlights we found: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey  (PS4) – $19.99 (-60%) The Sims 4 + Star Wars: Journey to Batuu Bundle (PS4) – $19.99 (-50%) Control (PS4) – $13.99 (-50%) Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 (PS4) – $8.99 (-50%) Man Eater (PS4) – $19.99 (-50%) Rainbow Six Siege (Xbox One) – $9.99 (-50%)…

After a good Ryzen 5 3600X CPU deal? Head to Walmart

AMD may have announced their next-gen Ryzen 5000 CPUs are arriving on November 5th, but their unusually high prices may have you thinking it might be better to snap up one of their existing Ryzen 3000 chips on the cheap instead. While CPU deals have been few and far between this [cms-block], Walmart have currently got the excellent Ryzen 5 3600X for just $210, which is the cheapest I’ve seen in ages. (more…)

Baldur’s Gate 3’s tabletop RPG prequel is cheap for Prime Day

I’m told today is Prime Day, which I can only imagine is a day wizards travel from far and wide to pay tribute to the Prime Sorcerer. Among them are Wizards Of The Coast, who come to the court of Mammon with [cms-block] deals on tabletop RPGs and Magic cards. But wait, as if by magic, these are connected to video games! You’ll find Descent Into Avernus, the Dungeons & Dragons campaign which serves as a prequel to Baldur’s Gate 3, as well as some Magic cardboard decks that are also Magic: The Gathering Arena digital decks. (more…)


Best Amazon Prime Day gaming deals 2020 – Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC and more

Better late than never – Amazon Prime Day is back, with hundreds of gaming deals to pick from, letting you save money while grabbing all the games, consoles, peripherals, gadgets and merch you’ve been looking for over 48 hours. Below we’ve listed everything you need to know about Amazon Prime Day 2020, as well as all the best deals, updated to-the-moment, so you can find what you need and save money in the process. There’s no shortage of gaming deals this year, with options across Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and more. You can find some of our highlights just below, with some…

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Save $150 on this 10th Gen Intel Core i7 and Z490 combo deal

Intel’s new 10th Gen Comet Lake chips are some of the best and most powerful gaming CPUs around, but they also cost an arm and a leg, especially when you factor in the cost of the new Z490 motherboard you’ll need to go with it. Happily, Newegg have got some handy CPU and motherboard combo deals going on at the moment, including a Core i7-10700KA and Asus ROG Strix Z490-F Gaming bundle that saves you $150 compared to their normal price. Plus, since the Core i7 is a special Marvel Avengers edition (hence the extra ‘A’ on its model name),…

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Best budget gaming laptop deals of the week – 29th September 2020

It can be hard to find a powerful gaming laptop for less than £1000 / $1000 these days, so to help you find one that can still play games to a decent extent, we’ve put together this list of all the best budget gaming laptop deals you can buy right now. We’ve looked at loads of gaming laptop deals in both the UK and US, the ones you’ll find below are what we think represent the best value for money. While most will struggle to play games on max settings, there are still a couple of RTX 2060 laptops to…

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Nintendo and Sony confirmed for Amazon Prime Day

By Joel Franey, Monday, 28 September 2020 15:35 GMT Amazon Prime Day 2020 will be coming on 13th-14th October, and two brands that have been confirmed to be included in a major way are Nintendo and Sony, bringing with them a range of deals and discounts for Amazon Prime members.This is big news for those who have plans to buy gaming tech and merchandise, as historically sales events on Amazon have usually come with bundles and significant discounts, especially in regards to console bundles. More specifically, these are some bundles and hot-ticket items we’ve seen discounted hard in the past,…

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Amazon Prime Day PC gaming deals: when is it and what to expect this year

Amazon Prime Day is officially taking place on October 13-14th, Amazon have announced. Their big Prime Day sale normally takes place in mid-July, but this year the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has pushed back Amazon’s big day of deals to the autumn, bringing it dangerously close to this year’s Black Friday deals. Here’s everything we know so far about the official Prime Day date, how to get a good deal and what’s likely to be on sale. We also take a look back at the best deals from last year’s Amazon Prime Day to give you a better idea about the…

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The 500GB WD Black SN750 is back down to its all-time low of £70

Yesterday, it was Newegg in the US with the great WD SSD deals. Today, it’s Amazon UK’s turn, as their 15% off WD storage sale has cut prices across a range of WD’s SATA and NVMe drives, including the 250GB WD Blue SN550 and the 500GB WD Black SN750, the latter of which has fallen back down to its previous all-time low of £70. (more…)

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This 1TB WD Blue SSD is down to just $95 right now

Good news, 1TB SSD hunters. Newegg have slashed $35 off the excellent WD Blue 3D NAND SSD today, taking this normally $130 bit of SATA storage down to a very agreeable $95, making it quite a bit cheaper than what you’ll find over on Amazon US right now. It’s also better value than the new Samsung 870 Qvo right now, too, making this a great buy if you’re after lots of storage on the cheap. (more…)

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Our favourite 500GB WD Blue SSD is down to $55 today

I’ll take any chance I get to talk about the excellent WD Blue SN550, because if you’re in the market for a new NVMe SSD, there really isn’t anything better for the money – especially when you can nab a 500GB one for just $55 over at Newegg today, putting this particular capacity at its lowest ever price. (more…)

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Get five Tropico games for just £9 in Humble’s Totally Tropico bundle

Stepping into the shoes of a power hungry dictator might feel a little close to home when your own real-life government is boasting about breaking international law at the moment, but at least Humble’s new Totally Tropico bundle might provide a few laughs along the way. Running from now until September 29th, Tropicos 1-5 are up for grabs here, along with a bunch of DLC for each game, all for a very agreeable sum of £9 / $12. Here’s how it works. (more…)

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CPU deals of the week – 8th September 2020

With next-gen graphics cards on the way, you may be thinking it’s about time you upgraded your CPU as well. Fortunately, we’re here to help, as we’ve rounded up all of the best and cheapest CPU deals from around the web in both the UK and US. Whatever type of PC you’re looking to build, you’ll find all the best prices for our top gaming CPU picks below. From the best 9th and 10th Gen Intel CPU prices to the best AMD Ryzen CPU deals, we’ve got you covered. (more…)