Black Friday and its numerous extensions (Cyber Monday, Just Buy Our Damn Stuff Thursday) are a magical time in retail, when the veil between wallet and willpower is at its thinnest. Which games, gadgets and gear made it past your defenses this year? I’ll start.
I bought XCOM: Enemy Unknown five years ago and still haven’t touched it.
Nintendo is dressing up the plain old 2DS in The Legend of Zelda for Black Friday. The $70 green and yellow handheld comes pre-installed with Ocarina of Time 3D. There’s also a special “Explorer’s Edition” of Breath of the Wild for the Switch, bundled with a 100-page guide and a map for $60.
Once again I managed to make it through Black Friday sales without buying more than one new television set, a lovely 43-inch 4K for $199 that fits perfectly on the console side of my desk. How’d the rest of you fare?
Black Friday is the Armageddon of retail, and even has the name to fit. On that unholy day, armed soldiers of capitalism move on local games outlets with just one thing on their minds: new shit for less money.
It’s okay. No one is blaming you. It was the day—that damnable day. Relax. We’re all friends here. Just tell us what the bad shopping deals made you buy.
Smite’s “Ultimate God Pack,” which gives you every character currently in the game plus any future characters Hi-Rez adds to it, is going on sale tomorrow for $20. I highly recommend it if you have any interest in the game. Except for Dota 2 (which makes every hero free), this is easily the best deal in any MOBA.
There’s a great sale going on in Heroes of the Storm right now that takes 50% off everything in the game—provided you spend real money on it. There’s also a new 360-day stimpack available, which could be a great thing to buy if you know you’re gonna be playing a lot of HOTS. The sale lasts until December 8th.
While the most exciting deal of GameStop’s 2015 Black Friday sale is letting employee’s take all of Thanksgiving off, $299 PlayStation 4 and Xbox One bundles, $80 used PS3 and Xbox 360 systems and the best possible Wii U bundle aren’t too shabby either.
Every year I tell myself I'm just going to sit at home and wait for online sales. Every year I'm at Walmart at three a.m., combing their electronics sections in case someone missed one of the cheap-ass televisions that sold out minutes after they opened. Surely I am not alone. What gaming goodies did you end up…
This Friday you could be sitting warm and safe in your homes watching a Christmas movie and drinking hot chocolate, or you could be an unintentional extra in Black Friday the movie — All Sales Final.
Retailers took their time, but this is an amazing set of Black Friday gaming deals. Deals will be hyperlinked as they go live.
Let's take a minute to be grateful for Thanksgiving's annual traditions: turkey, football, and GameStop's Black Friday deals leaking before they're supposed to go live.
Just in case you haven't been made aware of how crazy/shameful some people's behaviour on Black Friday can be, here is a video of two women fighting. One of them with a stun gun.
Never one to be outdone, Amazon has thrown in $5 instant video credit to make their version of the $30 Playstation Plus membership just slightly sweeter. Enjoy. [Amazon]
To those out looking for a bargain, Black Friday can seem like the best day of the year. Which it might be. If it wasn't for all the fighting, and trampling, and tazing, and stabbings, and shootings.
Amazon has made their exclusive Playstation Vita bundle available, which packs in Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Retro City Rampage, The Walking Dead, 400 Days, and a 4GB Memory Card for $175. An excellent start to your Vita library. [Amazon]
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At midnight ET eBay will have a year of Playstation Plus, the second best value in gaming behind the Humble Bundle, for a ridiculously low $22. This is the lowest price ever for the membership, and quite possibly the lowest we'll see it before next Black Friday. The rush to buy this is going to be insane, and it's…
At 9:10pm ET Amazon will have the first lightning deal through its new Playstation Network store, discounting Battlefield 4 to $25, or bundled with its Season Pass for $75. We've been told that stock will be ample, but after seeing multiple other Black Friday lightning deals sell out in seconds, we recommend you be…