It's finally Friday, and the weekend is starting off right, because there are a ton of great deals across gaming and tech today, including a new 3-day sale that just kicked off at Best Buy. Notably, that sale has slashed $250 off the price of the excellent Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 gaming laptop. Over at Newegg, you'll find a great deal on the LG CX 65" OLED TV, which is not only discounted but also bundled with a $200 gift card. Strategy game fans can also grab a preorder of Humankind Digital Deluxe Edition (Steam key) for a full $20 off with code GAMESPOT33, and if you still need to pick up Super Mario 3D All-Stars, now's a great time to do so as well, because time is running out (and it's $10 off). Keep reading for more of the best gaming, tech, and entertainment deals we're seeing today, and don't forget to check back tomorrow for more great deals.
The LG CX OLED 65" TV is the top TV you can buy for gaming on PS5 or Xbox Series X, and we've been seeing a lot of great deals on it lately. One of the best is over at Newegg, which has the TV down to less than $2,000; plus, the store is throwing in a $200 gift card that you could put toward a new monitor, chair, graphics card, or anything else available at Newegg. The LG CX OLED TV features HDMI 2.1 support, a 120Hz refresh rate, and G-Sync compatibility via FreeSync and game mode. Its OLED screen delivers bright, vibrant colors with near-perfect black levels, especially when paired with HDR content.
A great gaming laptop is $250 off in Best Buy's latest 3-day sale, which kicked off on Friday morning. Down to $1,300 right now, the Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 gaming laptop features a Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card with a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 mobile processor and 16GB of RAM. It also has a 15.6-inch 4K screen with an LED backlight as well as an RGB backlit keyboard.
Our latest exclusive deal with PC game store Fanatical drops the price on Humankind: Digital Deluxe Edition to just $40 when you use promo code GAMESPOT33 at checkout. If you're planning to play the upcoming historical 4X strategy game (which releases April 22) on Steam, this is a deal worth taking advantage of, as Steam is selling the game for $10 more, and you'll still get a Steam key with your purchase (along with a handful of preorder bonus items). This deal is only available until April 1.
Ubisoft just kicked off its big spring sale, offering discounts on its biggest releases like Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs Legion, and Immortals Fenyx Rising. But one of the best deals right now is on Rainbow Six Siege, an online tactical shooter that has improved drastically over time (it received a rare 10/10 in our 2020 review of the game). The Deluxe edition, which gets you the full game and 16 operators from Year 1 and Year 2, is an excellent place to start, and it's down to $9.90 right now at Ubisoft. Thanks to an additional promo, you'll get an extra 20% off your cart for Rainbow Six Siege, meaning you'll pay just under $8 for the Deluxe edition.
Square Enix is releasing a hefty new compendium that's all about Final Fantasy VII Remake, and though it's not out until December, preorders are on sale for $32 today. The 300-plus page collector's book compiles production art and CG art assets, including character models and illustrations, locations and backgrounds, accessories, weapons, and more along with staff commentary. It also contains cutscene storyboards, Q&A interviews with the Japanese voice actors, and more, making it an awesome get for die-hard FF7 fans.
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit's Luigi set is on sale for $87 at Amazon, down from $100. The AR racing game lets you build your own Mario Kart track in your home. The RC kart reacts to the action on screen, creating a unique racing experience that adds something new to the iconic series. It earned a 7/10 in our Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit review.
You can save $400 on the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 at Best Buy today. It features a 10th Gen Intel Core processor, a new USB-C port, and is extremely lightweight at only 2.89 pounds. In their Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 review, CNET said the Surface Laptop 3 "looks and feels like a luxury laptop" and has gotten a "solid power boost from Intel's new processors," though they noted battery life has taken a hit with the new model.
Bundling the three games in the core series with over 40 pieces of DLC, Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is up for preorder at multiple retailers, and now there's a neat exclusive bonus for preordering at Best Buy. The retailer is offering a free steelbook case with orders of Mass Effect: Legendary Edition.
While outright discounts on the Nintendo Switch Lite are exceedingly rare, there are some good promotions from time to time. Amazon and GameStop are currently offering one of the best promotions we've seen. If you buy a Nintendo Switch Lite at list price, you'll receive a $20 gift card to spend on your next purchase.
Hitman 3's Deluxe edition is on sale at Best Buy for $60, down from $80. The Deluxe edition comes with six additional Escalation contracts, in-game gear, a digital soundtrack, digital book, and director commentary. PS5 and Xbox Series X/Xbox One versions of Hitman 3 are eligible for this deal. The recently released stealth game brought the World of Assassination trilogy to a close in style and earned a 9/10 in our Hitman 3 review.
Amazon is offering this cute Pac-Man edition Tamagotchi for $10 off right now, and it also comes with a cool case. While raising your Pac-Man, you'll have to protect them from Ghosts and feed him cherries. It also features a pair of minigames to play with Pac-Man. If you don't care about the case, you can save three bucks on the standard edition.
Immortals Fenyx Rising is on sale for 50% off at Amazon for all consoles. The open-world adventure from Ubisoft is inspired by Greek mythology and has a lighthearted tone. With clever puzzles and satisfying action combat, Immortals Fenyx Rising is a fun experience that's worth checking out if you're a fan of Ubisoft's open-world structure.
XCOM 2 is one of the best modern turn-based tactics games, and right now you can save big on the great Nintendo Switch port at Amazon. Normally $50, XCOM 2 Collection is on sale for only $20 for Switch. It comes with the base game, four DLC packs, and the War of the Chosen expansion. Keep in mind you do need a microSD card to play XCOM 2 on Switch.
Best Buy has a nice on the Surface Pro 7 right now--you can save $260 on the latest model. This configuration comes with a 12.3-inch touchscreen, Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB SSD, and a black type cover. This Surface Pro was on sale for less yesterday as a daily deal, but this is still a solid price if you missed out.
The Beats Solo Pro matte collection is on sale for $130 off at Best Buy. The Solo Pro features superb audio quality, a comfortable ergonomic design, and active noise-canceling technology. You also get six months of Apple Music for free with your purchase. This deal is available for the red, light blue, and dark blue models.
HyperX's officially licensed PlayStation and Xbox headsets are on sale for $59 each. Both of these headsets are top-notch options, especially for this price. Since both of them connect via 3.5mm audio cables, you can use either as a universal headset across all of your platforms.
Mario Day was last week, but there are still some lingering deals at Walmart. You can snag Super Mario Odyssey, Super Mario Maker 2, and more for just under $39 each this week, which is about as cheap as they get outside of Black Friday.
Best Buy has knocked $40 off the price of Google Stadia Premiere. The bundle comes with the Stadia controller and a Google Chromecast Ultra to help you stream games on your TV. It also comes with a free one-month trial to the Stadia Pro service.
Amazon's latest Echo Dot smart speaker is on sale for $15 off right now. The 4th generation Echo Dot has a spherical shape to promote better sound distribution. It can serve as your home's smart hub thanks to Alexa voice commands that let you ask questions, play music, and control other smart products like lights and the thermostat.
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