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Paying full price for a video game is okay if that is the only option, but c'mon, this is Black Friday season and there are tons of discounts out there. Even games for the Nintendo Switch, which don't seem to be on sale quite as frequently as other platforms, are marked down. We've rounded up a whole bunch of them. One of the highlights is New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe. It's on sale for $39.99 at Amazon (save $20). It's a fun 2D side-scrolling game that adds some features for the Switch release that weren't present on the Wii version several years ago, including a couple of new game modes: Challenge Mode and Boost Rush. You can choose from a variety of characters, including Mario, Luigi, Yellow... Read more...
Black Friday discounts bring deals for just about every product imaginable, from bargains on SSDs and SD memory cards, to gaming desktops and more. Go ahead and add instant cameras to the pile. Everyone is a potential photographer these days with smartphones emphasizing camera performance, but if you pine for the days of the Polaroid and the instant physical gratification it afforded, then these deals are for you. One of the standouts is the Kodak Mini Shot 3 Retro, which is on sale for $118.99 at Amazon (save $31). Remember how comparatively bulky those Polaroid cameras from yesteryear were? Kodak's mini instant camera is much slimmer and more compact, measuring 5.1 inches long by 4.1 inches... Read more...
It's incredibly difficult to find a standalone graphics card in stock (at least from a first-party seller at anything resembling MSRP), but it you're willing to snag one that's wrapped in a complete PC, your options suddenly open up. Not only that, but there are several gaming desktops on sale for Black Friday, such as the Dell XPS Desktop. The XPS Desktop is being offered at a discount in limited quantities for Black Friday. As configured, it touts a GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card and is on sale for $999.99 at Dell's website, which is $370 below the listed estimated value. While in normal times the RTX 3060 is a $329 part, these are anything but normal times and the GPU alone commands between... Read more...
Game installs are not exactly shrinking, and even game updates can sometimes require an enormous amount of storage space. There's good news, though—Black Friday is here and it brought with it some delightful discounts on solid state drives. We're talking about savings of up to 60% off the MSRP, with some drives falling to their all-time low. That describes the 1TB Samsung 980 Pro. It's on sale for $169.99 at Amazon (save $60), and has never been cheaper. I use the 2TB version in my main PC (also on sale) and can attest it's a zippy SSD. Or as we described it in our review of the Samsung 980 Pro, it's a blazing fast PCIe 4.0 drive. These drives are rated to deliver sequential read and write... Read more...
Buying a graphics card at a fair price might have to wait until next year, but that's not the case for other gaming gear. Black Friday and Cyber Monday typically bring a whole bunch of discounts on PC gaming items, and this year is no exception. While Black Friday has not technically arrived, the deals have, including savings on a wide range of monitors. Shown above is Samsung's 27-inch Odyssey CRG9 on sale for $249.99 at Best Buy (save $150). But for fast gameplay, it sports an VA screen with a 1920x1080 resolution, speedy 240Hz refresh rate, and 4ms response time. The display has also been certified G-Sync Compatible to match the monitor's refresh to your GeForce graphics card for buttery smooth... Read more...
Amazon is quite literally beginning to Ring in the savings, as in discounts on its Ring Video Doorbell and other products as the real Black Friday comes into view. As we have seen the past couple of weeks, the bargains are coming in fast and furious—we've highlighted deals on Apple AirPods, gaming laptops, and more. Now we're taking a look at a bunch of smart home security discounts. One of the standout bargains is what you see above—a Ring Video Doorbell (Wired) with Echo Dot (3rd Gen) for $41.99 at Amazon (save $57.99). That's a sizable 58% savings on a couple of products that work well together, as well as independently. You can buy just the Ring Video Doorbell for the same price... Read more...
If you read our OnePlus Buds Pro review, then you know these wireless earbuds have the potential to sound really good with a bit of tuning. Whether they're truly worth their $149.99 MSRP, that's questionable (more on that in a moment). It's also moot if you take advantage of a huge early Black Friday discount, which makes these some of the least expensive earbuds out there (especially from a name brand). You have to be quick, though. Starting at precisely 11am ET (8am PT), you can snag the OnePlus Buds Pro for a mere $19.99 at the OnePlus webstore. The flash sale, as OnePlus is calling it, will last just 30 minutes or it until it runs out of inventory—it's earmarked a limited quantity of... Read more...
We all know the situation with graphics cards right now—you'd have better luck turning space junk into rocket fuel (actually possible) than finding a desktop GPU in stock and at a reasonable price (nearly impossible). But when it comes to gaming laptops, it's a whole other ballgame, one you can actually win. Case in point, a whole bunch of gaming laptops are on sale as we head towards Black Friday. If you're looking for a decked-out gaming laptop, then take a peek at the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15 that's on sale for $2,199.99 at Amazon (save $200), it's lowest price ever. This is the kind of laptop that, if it found its way into Santa's bag, he might just choose to leave it there rather than... Read more...
We're now into the second week of November, and Black Friday looms just around a couple of corners. As always, retailers, vendors, and manufacturers are looking to get a jump on the annual season of deals. For Nintendo, that means announcing some enticing discounts, including an upcoming Switch console bundle and a bunch of games that will be on sale in a couple of weeks. The headliner is a Nintendo Switch bundle that comes with a free download for Mario Kart Deluxe 8 and a three-month individual membership to Switch Online, for just the cost of the console itself ($299.99). That's a $59.99 game and a $7.99 membership package at no added cost. Note that this is the regular version of the Switch... Read more...