Amazon Prime Day Offers Big Gaming Discounts

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Amazon Prime Day has become a bit of a misnomer, as this year the site-wide sale has been expanded to two days, July 15-16. There are a number of solid gaming deals to be found, including a PS4 bundle that includes God of War and Days Gone for $349, and a PS4 Slim with Marvel’s Spider-Man and Horizon Zero Dawn for $249.

We’ve listed some highlights below, but remember that many of Amazon’s best deals are found in limited-time sales. Click here for a full list of all the video game deals for Amazon Prime Day.

Nintendo Switch

  • Sid Meier’s Civilization VI $29
  • Pokémon Let’s Go, Eevee! and Let’s Go, Pikachu! $44
  • Diablo 3 Eternal Collection $39
  • Lego Disney Pixar’s The Incredibles $19
  • Lego DC Super-Villains $24
  • Team Sonic Racing $29
  • Joy-Con controllers $66

PlayStation 4

  • Kingdom Hearts 3 $19
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man $27
  • God of War $24
  • Days Gone $39
  • Diablo 3 Eternal Collection $29
  • Lego Marvel Collection $19
  • Lego Disney Pixar’s The Incredibles $19
  • Lego DC Super-Villains $24
  • Sekiro Shadows Die Twice $47
  • Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition $19
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider $19
  • Just Cause 4 $25
  • Team Sonic Racing $29
  • PlayStation Plus 12 month subscription $39

Xbox One

  • Kingdom Hearts 3 $19
  • Need for Speed Payback $19
  • Diablo 3 Eternal Collection $29
  • Lego Marvel Collection $19
  • Lego Disney Pixar’s The Incredibles $19
  • Lego DC Super-Villains $24
  • Sekiro Shadows Die Twice $47
  • Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition $19
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider $19
  • Just Cause 4 $29
  • The Sims 4 Deluxe Party Edition $49
  • Team Sonic Racing $29

If you’re looking to spruce up the gaming PC, there are oodles – oodles! – of keyboards, mice, headsets, and other accessories. Amazon Prime Day lasts through July 16. You can also find competing deals currently at GameStop during their hefty Summer Days Summer Sale. Merry Summer everyone!

Steam Summer Sale Includes Thousands of Discounted PC Games

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The mid-year gaming holidays, also known as the annual Steam Summer Sale, has kicked off this week. The sale features a large chunk of Steam’s huge library of PC games at discounted prices. You can also participate in a community grand prix event by earning in-game achievements and purchasing games. Winners can receive games on their wishlist, and redeem points for new emoticons and backgrounds.

As in previous years there are no daily sales or flash sales. What you see is what you get throughout the sale. Here are some of the best deals for this year’s Steam Summer Sale:

To participate in the grand prix event, you’ll need to join a racing team. -After you choose a colorful racer, you can increase your boost meter by logging in daily, as well as spending money during the sale (1$ = 100 boost points). Next you can help drive your team’s car by earning Grand Prix Quest achievements in certain games in your library. By contributing you can earn Grand Prix tokens, which can be redeemed at the Pit Stop for emoticons and profile backgrounds.

The real prize is being part of a winning team. Each day of the event random members from the top three teams will win the top game from their Steam wishlist, so make sure you have games listed there!

The Steam Summer Sale ends July 9.

Grab Free and Discounted PC Games During the GOG Summer Sale Festival

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Digital PC Store GOG.com has officially kicked off its Summer Sale Festival. The sale features a vast library of thousands of PC games up to 90% off, including a rotating collection of heavily discounted flash sales every 24 hours. The sale ends June 17.

During the first 48 hours of the sale, you can grab Obduction for free, simply by vising the store and clicking the download button. Obduction is a highly-rated first person adventure game developed by the makes of the original Myst, and released in 2016.

GOG’s flash sales offer new deeply discounted sales every day, encouraging shoppers to return and check the store. The first day’s flash sales include Titan Quest Anniversary Edition for $3.99 (80% off), Shadows: Awakening at $11.99 (70% off), and Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition at $9.99 (50% off).

To expand upon the festival theme, GOG offers Main stage headliners as bundle deals. The Arctic Mages includes all three Banner Saga games for $27.99. Die Auslanders features all the original classic X-COM strategy games for a cool $5. Daily Mixes and recommendations will help you find the right games based on your purchase and browsing history.

New arrivals at GOG include 2013’s BioShock Infinite Complete Edition, discounted 75% to $13.79, as well as new release Vambrace: Cold Soul, with a 10% early purchase discount.

The GOG Summer Sale Festival ends June 17.

Save on Last Gen Games with the Xbox Backward Compatibility Sale

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The Xbox Backward Compatibility Sale returns this year with even more discounts on original Xbox and Xbox 360 games. Over 200 games from previous Microsoft consoles have been steeply discounted up to 75% on the Microsoft and Xbox digital stores.

Every game on the sale can be played on the Xbox One via the Backwards Compatibility Program. If you’re using the same account, you’ll even keep your old game saves, achievements, and Gamerscore.

The sale includes many high profile games and series, including the first Red Dead Redemption, the Gears of War series, Halo series, the Fable series, the BioShock series, and several LEGO and Call of Duty games.

If you have an Xbox One but haven’t looked into the Xbox 360’s impressively deep library, this sale is a great place to start. We’ve highlighted some notable games below:

  • Dragon Age: Origins ($3.74)
  • Fable 3 ($9.99)
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning ($4.99)
  • Mass Effect 2 ($5.99)
  • Mass Effect 3 ($5.99)
  • Red Dead Redemption ($9.89)
  • Shadow Complex ($7.49)
  • Spec Ops: The Line ($5.99)
  • XCOM: Enemy Within ($7.99)

Note that many games in the sale have since been remastered and released for modern consoles, such as the BioShock series with BioShock: The Collection, the Halo sereis with Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and the Borderlands series with Borderlands: The Handsome Collection and Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition.

Several last gen games have been enhanced when playing on Xbox One X, such as Red Dead Redemption and Splinter Cell Blacklist. The enhancement expands color, pixel count, and resolution.

The Xbox Compatibility Sale ends May 27.

Epic Mega Sale at the Epic Games Store

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Epic Games have kicked off their first ever store-wide sale at the Epic Games Store with the Epic Mega Sale. From now until June 13 you can find digital PC games up to 75% off.

Highlighted games include The Walking Dead: The Final Season at $4.99, Metro Exodus for $34.99, Hades at $6.99, Slime Rancher for $4.99, and The Witness at $9.99.

In addition to the sales prices, all games priced $14.99 or above will be discounted with a further $10 off. The $10 discount will be automatically applied when checking out with any game priced $14.99 or higher. Note that the discount applies only to games and not DLC or add-ons.

Epic is offering two helpful conveniences that I haven’t seen other digital stores such as Steam use before. First, if you pre-ordered a game via the Epic Games Store, you’ll automatically be given a $10 refund. There’s no need to cancel your pre-order only to purchase again to take advantage of the discount.

Second, people often feel bad when they purchase games not knowing a major sale was just around the corner. For anyone who purchased a game between May 2 and May 15, you’ll be refunded the difference in the sale price.

Normally the Epic Games Store features a game that can be downloaded completely free, similar to PlayStation Plus or Xbox Gold membership. The Epic Games Store does not require a membership, other than signing up, and the free game rotates every two weeks. However during the Epic Mega Sale, a new free game will be available every week, instead of every two weeks.

The current free game is Stories Untold, which will be available until May 30. After that is RiME, which will be free starting May 23.

The Epic Mega Sale ends June 13.

Mario Day

Celebrate Mario Day with Nintendo Switch Mario Bundles

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Yesterday, March 10, is also known as Mario Day. Mar.10 – get it? Nintendo is celebrating this year with special Nintendo Switch bundles featuring the mustachioed plumber. Thankfully the sale extends beyond the day, ending next Saturday, March 16.

The Mario Day promotion bundles digital downloads of Mario games with a Nintendo Switch purchase. It’s only available at participating retailers: Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart. The suggested bundle price is $329.99. The normal cost of a Switch by itself is $299, so it amounts to a 50% savings on a full priced Mario game.

To qualify for the promotion, add the Switch console and any one of the below Mario games to your shopping cart, and you should see the savings applied.

One of five Mario games can be selected from the following:

  • Super Mario Party
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Mario Tennis Aces
  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

Note that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Switch bundle has previously been available.

If you already own a Switch you can still take advantage of the Mario 10 promotion. Digital download Nintendo eShop codes sold at retailers and retail websites can be redeemed for those same Mario games for $39.99 each.

“What better way to celebrate Mario Day than by playing some of the most popular Mario games on Nintendo Switch,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior VP (and soon to be President and COO) . “This promotion is a great option for consumers who want to pick up Nintendo Switch and some hit games at a value price.”

The Switch bundle promotions are available both in store and online. The digital Mario sale by itself is only available at retailers who sell digital codes. The Mario Day sale ends March 16.