It’s Play Time: Video Games and Peripherals Are on Sale

Holiday shipping timelines will be tighter than ever this year. WIRED will be all over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday madness, but we’re also keeping our eyes peeled for early-bird discounts on tried-and-true gear, to ensure that your loved ones receive their gifts on time. This week, we found plenty of price drops on video games and gaming accessories. 

Special offer for Gear readers: Get a 1-year subscription to WIRED for $5 ($25 off). This includes unlimited access to WIRED.com and our print magazine (if you’d like). Subscriptions help fund the work we do every day.

If you buy something using links in our stories, we may earn a commission. This helps support our journalism. Learn more.

Gaming Peripheral Deals

Logitech G Pro X

Photograph: Logitech

This is the lowest price ever on one of our favorite corded gaming headsets. It doesn’t look like it’s made for gamers, which might be a good thing, but it works with every console and PC. The soundstage is expansive, and the microphone was engineered with the help of Blue (the makers of the popular Blue Yeti USB mics). 

This mouse got shuffled off our list of the Best Gaming Mice, but it’s still a solid pick. It’s very responsive, and the wireless design means there’s no cord to get in your way. There are also several buttons around it so you can create custom shortcuts and macros, plus Razer’s iconic RGB lighting makes the whole package aesthetically pleasing. This is one of the best discounts we’ve tracked, coming in at just $10 more than the lowest we’ve seen for the mouse. You can also snag the standard Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed for $35 ($25 off)—it might be a better deal if you don’t care about tons of onboard buttons or the absolute lowest latency.

The Apex Pro lets you adjust the mechanical switches on each key, enabling faster response times and a more customized typing experience. It has tons of customizable color options as well, and there’s a tiny OLED display that shows system alerts, volume, and other settings you can tweak in SteelSeries’ software. This is just $5 more than the lowest price we’ve ever tracked. 

The Razer Blade 15 is one of our favorite gaming laptops, and this edition gets you a few more bells and whistles packed into the same form factor. It features a 10th-gen Intel Core i7 processor, 512 GB of solid-state storage, 16 GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 GPU. We’ve seen slightly better deals on this model, but this is still one of its lowest prices over the past several months. 

This lightning-fast NVMe drive is great for nearly any gaming PC. It has super-fast read and write speeds, so you can expect speedy load times in your games. A few of us on the WIRED Gear team have been impressed by this drive (it’ll be added to our How to Build a PC guide soon!). For more storage, the 2-TB model is also discounted. Both are down to the lowest prices we’ve seen.

Video Game Deals

Photograph: Amazon

This deal is $2 more than one of the lowest prices we’ve seen for this game. It’s for a physical copy. Breath of the Wild isn’t the newest title, but it’s easily one of the Best Nintendo Switch Games around—it’s especially a must-try on the new Switch OLED

This includes Final Fantasy Adventure, Secret of Mana, and Trials of Mana in one package. It’s a good gift for anyone with a fondness for the SNES console or these titles, but really, everyone should play these games at least once. The deal matches a low price we’ve seen a few other times.

This game has dipped to this price before, but it’s still a good deal. Kingdom Hearts III has great reviews across the net. Maybe you feel inspired after the recent announcement that Sora will be the final character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, or maybe you’re staring down winter hibernation with limited entertainment options. Either way, this is a great way to kill some time. 

Street style meets storytelling in this recent release set in Shibuya, Tokyo. Your object is to solve a game within a game by exploring your environment and conquering negative emotions. Sounds like a good time to us.

Building your own PC is basically the opposite of free, but right now this simulator doesn’t cost a dime. It’s a great tool for figuring out your rig configuration ahead of actually assembling it. It uses real-world components to teach you how to build a desktop and troubleshoot potential hurdles. Pair it with PC Part Picker and our guide on How to Build a Desktop PC and you should feel prepared in no time.

For those unfamiliar, Humble Bundle offers a “pay what you want” structure featuring different curated game bundles. Part of the proceeds go to charity. This week’s bundle helps support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and features a few different PC games that coincide with their board game counterparts. Chip in a few more bucks to get even more game downloads (like Carcassonne in the $9 bundle).

The unique gameplay mechanics and creepy setting make this one of the best games of 2019, but it still is an excellent title to try if you’ve never had the chance. The story has a surprising amount of depth, and did I say you get Jedi-like telekinesis powers? 


More Great WIRED Stories

Source: It’s Play Time: Video Games and Peripherals Are on Sale

*This is a free press release. Upgraded press releases are ad-free!

New York #1 Best-Selling Author Finds Inspiration in Shen Yun

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Dr. David West Reynolds holds a Ph.D. in archeology specializing in ancient Rome and Egypt. He’s also the New York Times #1 best-selling author of Star Wars guide books. His books have been translated into a dozen languages and have sold over 2 million copies around the world. He has also written books on…

Read Press Release

Mark Cuban believes that Bitcoin is the best store of value

Ethereum has more use cases than Bitcoins as per billionaire Mark Cuban and Shark TankCuban sees BTC as digital Gold, and deemed that Bitcoin is what the Gold folks are doingCuban advocates smart contracts platform Ethereum and layer 2 solutionsMark Cuban believes that investors could choose Bitcoin to invest in the longer time-frameEthereum and Bitcoin…

Read Press Release

The changing nature of beauty packaging

In a fiercely competitive market, packaging can make an enormous difference in which beauty products do best. Here we examine how sustainability and influencer marketing is affecting the look and feel of the beauty sector In 2020, the UK’s beauty industry was reportedly worth £27 billion, and has been valued at around $500 billion globally.…

Read Press Release

It’s Play Time: Video Games and Peripherals Are on Sale - Click To Share

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on reddit
Share on linkedin
Share on email
Share on whatsapp