The weekend’s best offers: Epic Games Store holiday sale, Apple gadgets, and more

The weekend’s best offers: Epic Games Store holiday sale, Apple gadgets, and more


The weekend’s best deals: Epic Games Store holiday sale, Apple devices, and more

Ars Technica

It’s time for one more Dealmaster. Leading our newest roundup of the best tech offers we are able to discover is the Epic Games Store’s annual holiday sale, which kicked off earlier this week and runs till January 6.

Though gross sales at PC gaming storefronts are pretty frequent, this one is notable for bringing again a recurring coupon promo that takes $10 off any eligible recreation priced at $14.99 or more on Epic’s retailer. You have to say it first, however the $10 coupon applies on high of any current reductions—e.g., a recreation already on sale for $15 will solely value $5—and robotically renews after every transaction you full.

Also of word: Epic lastly added a purchasing cart to its three-year-old storefront earlier this month, so now you can try with a number of video games directly. If you do, the $10 coupon will apply to every eligible recreation in your cart individually, not as a one-time low cost. If you choose up 5 video games priced at $15 or more, for example, you will get $50 shaved off the full value.

All of this has introduced a number of really useful video games right down to their best costs thus far. The roguelike Hades, our 2020 recreation of the 12 months, is right down to a brand new low of $6 after making use of the coupon, whereas the RPG Disco Elysium, the runner-up on our 2019 listing, is right down to a brand new low of $8. The PC ports of Death Stranding and Horizon Zero Dawn are at new lows of $11 and $15, respectively, whereas critically acclaimed 2021 video games corresponding to Death’s DoorHitman 3Loop HeroKena: Bridge of Spirits, Inscryption, and The Forgotten City are additionally as low cost as we have seen them. We have a more full listing of offers we notably like from the sale beneath. If you are a PC participant trying to atone for some video games over the vacations, there’s good worth right here. If you’d moderately store elsewhere, although, word that Steam plans to kick off its personal winter sale on December 22.

If you are already drowning in issues to play, in the meantime, our weekend offers roundup has a lot more to supply, together with robust worth cuts on varied Apple Watch and AirPods fashions, ongoing Black Friday costs on 4K media streamers and noise-canceling headphones we suggest, a pair good offers on Philips Hue lights, and more. You can see our full curated listing beneath.

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Featured offers of the day

  • Epic Games Store Holiday Sale 2021: Clip Epic Coupon to take $10 off varied PC video games priced $14.99+
  • Apple AirPods (third gen) wi-fi earbuds for $140 ($170) at Amazon, Costco
  • Apple AirPods Pro wi-fi ANC earphones for $179 ($196) at Amazon, Target, Walmart
  • Apple Watch SE (40mm) smartwatch for $229 ($270) at Amazon, Target, Walmart
  • Jaipur board recreation for $16 ($20) at Amazon
  • Google Chromecast with Google TV 4K media streamer for $40 ($50) at Target, Best Buy, Walmart
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (4K Ultra HD + Digital) for $54 ($75) at Amazon
  • Samsung Evo Select (256GB, A2, V30) microSDXC card for $27 ($37) at Amazon
  • Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance (3-pack) sensible LED bulbs for $90 ($115) at Amazon, Best Buy
  • Sandisk Extreme Portable SSD V2 (2TB) for $220 ($265) at Amazon (low cost in cart)
  • Buy one, get one 15% off sale on Nintendo eShop, PlayStation, and Xbox present playing cards at Target
We named the 2D platformer <em>Celeste </em>our game of the year in 2018.
Enlarge / We named the 2D platformer Celeste our recreation of the 12 months in 2018.

Video recreation offers

The charming roguelike <em>Hades</em>, meanwhile, topped our game of the year list in 2020.
Enlarge / The charming roguelike Hades, in the meantime, topped our recreation of the 12 months listing in 2020.

Supergiant Games

One of our favorites of 2021, <em>Loop Hero</em> is a self-looping RPG.
Enlarge / One of our favorites of 2021, Loop Hero is a self-looping RPG.
<i>Tetris Effect</i> is a gorgeous take on the classic puzzler.
Enlarge / Tetris Effect is a beautiful tackle the basic puzzler.
Another 2021 favorite of ours, the third-person action-adventure game <em>Kena: Bridge of Spirits</em>.
Enlarge / Another 2021 favourite of ours, the third-person action-adventure recreation Kena: Bridge of Spirits.
Flipping past a technicolor dinosaur in a shiny, blue sports car: that's the <em>Cruis'n Blast</em> lifestyle at work.
Enlarge / Flipping previous a technicolor dinosaur in a shiny, blue sports activities automotive: that is the Cruis’n Blast life-style at work.
  • It Takes Two (PS4, Xbox) for $20 ($30) at Target, Best Buy, Walmart (additionally on Game Pass)
  • Deathloop (PS5, PC) for $23 ($50) at Amazon, Best Buy
  • Mass Effect Legendary Edition (PS4, Xbox) for $17 ($40) at GameCease
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (PS5, PS4, Xbox) for $15 ($30) at GameCease
  • Life is Strange: True Colors (PS5, PS4, Xbox) for $30 ($55) at Amazon, GameCease
  • 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (PS4) for $17 ($35) at GameCease
  • Persona 5 Royal (PS4) for $20 ($40) at GameCease
  • Persona 5 Strikers (PS4) for $25 ($40) at GameCease
<em>Mass Effect Legendary Edition</em> bundles the (mostly) beloved trilogy of action-RPGs in one package.
Enlarge / Mass Effect Legendary Edition bundles the (principally) beloved trilogy of action-RPGs in a single package deal.

BioWare / EA

Top to bottom: Apple's second-gen AirPods, third-gen AirPods, and AirPods Pro.
Enlarge / Top to backside: Apple’s second-gen AirPods, third-gen AirPods, and AirPods Pro.

Jeff Dunn

Electronics offers

The Apple Watch Series 7.
Enlarge / The Apple Watch Series 7.

Corey Gaskin

Bose's QuietComfort 45 wireless noise-canceling headphones are a good choice if you prioritize comfort over anything else.
Enlarge / Bose’s QuietComfort 45 wi-fi noise-canceling headphones are a sensible choice for those who prioritize consolation over anything.

Jeff Dunn

Google's Pixel 5a is an excellent value for Android users.
Enlarge / Google’s Pixel 5a is a wonderful worth for Android customers.

Ron Amadeo

Fitbit's Sense smartwatch.
Enlarge / Fitbit’s Sense smartwatch.

Corey Gaskin / Ars Technica

Laptop and desktop PC offers

  • Lenovo Yoga 7i 2-in-1 laptop computer for $650 ($850) at Best Buy—Core i5-1135G7, 14-inch 1080p, 12GB RAM, 512GB SSD
  • Razer Blade 14 gaming laptop computer for $2,001 ($2,200) at Microsoft—Ryzen 9 5900HX, 14-inch 1440p 165 Hz, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD
  • Apple Mac Mini (2020) desktop PC for $570 ($650) at Costco, Amazon—Apple M1, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD
  • Samsung SSD 980 (1TB NVMe) PCIe Gen 3 inner SSD for $100 ($120) at B&H (low cost in cart)
  • Samsung 980 Pro (1TB NVMe) PCIe Gen 4 inner SSD for $160 ($185) at B&H (low cost in cart)
  • SK Hynix Gold S31 (1TB SATA) 2.5-inch inner SSD for $76 ($100) at Amazon
The new Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max promises faster speeds than the base Fire TV Stick 4K, as well as Wi-Fi 6 support.
Enlarge / The new Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max guarantees sooner speeds than the bottom Fire TV Stick 4K, in addition to Wi-Fi 6 help.

Amazon

TV, media streamer, and house leisure offers

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (4K Ultra HD + Digital) for $54 ($75) at Amazon
  • Google Chromecast with Google TV 4K media streamer for $40 ($50) at Target, Best Buy, Walmart
  • Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max media streamer for $35 ($50) at Amazon, Target, Best Buy
  • Roku Ultra 4K media streamer for $69 ($80) at Amazon, Target, Best Buy
  • Nvidia Shield TV Pro 4K media streamer for $180 ($200) at Amazon, Best Buy
  • Hisense U6G (2021) 55-inch 4K TV for $449 ($520) at Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart
  • Hisense U7G (2021) 55-inch 4K TV for $600 ($725) at Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart
The Razer Huntsman Mini is a worthy choice for those in search of an ultra-compact mechanical gaming keyboard.
Enlarge / The Razer Huntsman Mini is a worthy selection for these in the hunt for an ultra-compact mechanical gaming keyboard.

Razer

Gaming offers

The first-generation (left) and second-generation (right) Apple Pencils.
Enlarge / The first-generation (left) and second-generation (proper) Apple Pencils.

Samuel Axon

Accessories and miscellaneous offers

  • $100 Apple Gift Card + $10 Target Gift Card for $100 ($110) at Target
  • Apple Pencil (1st gen) iPad stylus for $80 ($90) at Amazon, Target, Best Buy
  • Apple Pencil (2nd gen) iPad stylus for $99 ($110) at Amazon, Target, Best Buy
  • Tile Mate (2022) Bluetooth tracker for $18 ($22) at Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart
  • Tile Mate (2022) + Tile Slim (2022) Bluetooth trackers for $40 ($54) at Amazon, Target, Best Buy
  • Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance (3-pack) sensible LED bulbs for $90 ($115) at Amazon, Best Buy
  • Philips Hue White (2-pack) A19 sensible LED bulb for $15 ($30) at Best Buy
  • RavPower RP-PC145 65W 2-port USB-C PD charger for $19 ($40) at RavPower (code: DNS145)
  • Samsung Evo Select (256GB, A2, V30) microSDXC card for $27 ($37) at Amazon

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