Featured product: Riders Republic | $40
There are so many games. Too many games. We could all go into bankruptcy trying to buy and play them all. We may not be able to play all of them, but you and I are gonna try to save what money we can scooping them all up.
We’re cataloging deals that cover the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, PC, and peripherals across the board. Below are the best savings you can get right now from Amazon. We’ll help you save money on these games and tech. Now you just need to find a way to save time so you can get around to actually playing them.
Riders Republic | $40
Ever want to ride a bike downhill across Zion? What about gliding across in a freaking jetpack? Riders Republic: Limited Edition’s massive multiplayer open-world lets you hop in and ski, snowboard, bike, or fly through its beautiful national parks. Enjoy the nice serene views alone or join the chaos of 50 people on bikes toppling over each other on a single narrow path. It was only released a few days ago, but Amazon already has the game on PS4 and Xbox consoles for just $40.
Stop using crappy mice. This one here from SteelSeries is a great option that is discounted right now to the very affordable $25. So what do you get with that $25? A whopping 400 hours of battery life before this thing turns off. In its lifetime, it will last you 60 million clicks. Let’s generously say you can click 10 times in one second. This mouse would last nearly 70 straight days of you feverishly clicking—which is honestly probably much longer than your wrist and finger would last.
Demon’s Souls (PS5) | $40
The Souls games have been a powerhouse of the past decade of gaming—inspiring an entirely new genre of games all thanks to the first game in the franchise, Dark Souls. What’s that? There was a game before Dark Souls? Interesting. Coming in under the radar, the 2009 release Demon’s Souls sold an estimated 1.7 million while its follow-up, Dark Souls, sold over 25 million copies worldwide. By my calculation, that still leaves at least 23.3 million of you fans who still haven’t played this game. Now is the perfect time to play the game the that started it all in its upgraded glory as the price has dropped by $30 since launch.
Is there an official phobia that encapsulates the fear of screens that are too wide? Because I think I might have whatever that is. This Samsung Odyssey G9 is weirdly menacing and I don’t know how to process that at the moment. The 49" ultra-wide panel displays a 32:9 aspect ratio, which frankly sounds illegal. Samsung touts the curved monitor as its biggest 1000R gaming screen, and God, I hope that’s true. Ultimately, this may look like a Photoshop goof gone wrong, but the monitor is no joke. It sports a 240Hz refresh rate making it a top-of-the-line gaming experience. You can grab it for $400 off (nice) at Amazon right now, where it’s down to $1,000. If you’re the kind of person who’s completely unphased by this kaiju-like, electronic nightmare, then I’m guessing that price tag doesn’t bother you too much either. To each their own.
Don’t just keep your Nintendo Switch Lite out in the open. You need a lovely case for it that can also house all the physical games you have for it. Enter the Pokémon family of Switch Lite cases from PowerA. For just $20, you can have a Switch Lite case shaped like a Poké Ball, Pikachu, or even Snorlax. I’m so glad my boy Snorlax is finally getting some love as a poster child for Pokémon. Just this week I wrote a deal that included a Snorlax Pillow Buddy. Let’s all give a round of applause for Snorlax while also considering buying his Switch Lite case for $20.
Hades (PS4) | $20
Hades is unquestionably my Game of the Year of 2020, and hell, it’s still the game I’ve played most this year with 100+ hours logged. The game rips. Zagreus is fun and charming as is the entire cast of Olympic and Chthonic gods you interact with. The combat is tight and rewarding and each weapon is fun to use in its own way. If you have not played this yet because you don’t have a Nintendo Switch or a gaming PC, the good news is it finally launched on PlayStation. It’s $20. Go get it.
With Borderlands Legendary Collection, XCOM 2, BioShock: The Collection, and Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition now on Switch, you’re going to need a bigger SD card. But oftentimes more storage means more money—more money most of us don’t have in the midst of a global pandemic. At the very least, SanDisk’s officially Nintendo-licensed 128GB microSD card is only $20 over on Amazon.
Logitech G502 Gaming Mouse | $40-100
If you’re looking for a good gaming mouse, let me show you Logitech’s G502 wireless Lightspeed gaming mouse, which is $103 at Amazon. The impressive accessory boasts 1 ms wireless connectivity, making it particularly accurate. Most exciting for me though is its 11 programmable buttons. That level of customization makes this little black and blue guy a perfect companion for shooters especially. For even more savings, you can get the wired Logitech G502 HERO gaming mouse for a measly $40. If you have the USB port to spare, it’s a no-brainer.
When it comes to kart racers, Mario and his crew seem to have a near-monopoly, but there’s some really cool stuff going on elsewhere. Hot Wheels Unleashed, which you can get for only $30 on Xbox, has systems built around drifting and boosting (as you’d expect), but also gravity. There’s an elaborate track builder which is the heart of playing with Hot Wheels toys.
This epic multiplayer medieval mayhem simulator is an absolute joy. Take part in full-on castle sieges and enter into large chaotic battles where swords and pike are swinging around left and right. The best part is this is not a serious game in the slightest. Really. It’s just as fun to die as it is to kill. You have a dedicated battlecry button. Some of the best parts are just respawning with your allies and all yelling as you storm back into battle. The game knows what it is. It’s just fun. Pure unfiltered fun. Grab Chivalry II: Day One Edition on PS5 for just $24.
If you’ve ever looked at the standard Xbox controller and thought, “This needs more glowing lights,” hold on to your hat cowboy. Razer’s Wolverine Tournament Edition wired controller is currently marked down to $100. So, what do you get for twice the cost of a regular Xbox One controller? A number of customization options include extra programmable buttons and it glows. Obviously.