Daily Deals: Xbox One X for $230, Free Sling Blue for Everyone From 5pm to Midnight, 55% Off XCOM Chimera Squad

Daily Deals: Xbox One X for $230, Free Sling Blue for Everyone From 5pm to Midnight, 55% Off XCOM Chimera Squad

April 15, 2020 Off By tracy
Today’s spotlight deal is the certified refurbished Xbox One X gaming console (with Microsoft warranty) for just $230, and that even includes the incredible The Witcher III game. Also, Sling TV’s Happy Hour special starts today: everyone gets to enjoy Sling Blue for free from 5pm to midnight every day. Finally, for those of you who agree with me that XCOM 2 is one of the best strategy games for the PC, you can save over 50% off the newest expansion pack that’s out later this month.

Xbox One X (Factory Refurbished) with Bonus Witcher 3 Game for $229.98 at Dell

This is the lowest price we’ve ever seen for an Xbox One X gaming console from a reputable vendor, plus you’re getting an outstanding game. Note that this is a Microsoft refurbished item, which means that it still comes with a 90-day warranty. Note that you do not need to be a Dell member or student to get this deal; simply use guest checkout.

Oculus Quest VR Headset is Back in Stock (Compatible with Half-Life: Alyx)

Half-Life: Alyx is compatible with Oculus Quest, however you’ll need an Oculus Link cable to connect it to a PC. Many generic USB Type C Gen 1 or Gen 2 cables will work like this $18 cable right here. The Oculus Quest has been one of the hottest selling gaming peripherals recently and it’s sold out practically everywhere.

There are many reasons why the Quest is the best VR headset to get right now. It’s completely untethered with no external sensors to set up, it’s powerful enough to play games like Beat Saber (the best VR game of 2019), Vader Immortal, and Pistol Whip, and it’s far less expensive than all the other newer generation VR headsets that have been released. The Oculus Link software which allows you to connect the Quest to a PC using a Type C cable and use it like a regular VR headset powered by your gaming PC.

Free Sling Blue from 5pm to Midnight (Includes CNN, MSNBC, Food Network, HGTV, Cartoon Network)

The Sling Happy Hour promotion starts today! Sling Blue normally costs $30/month but everyone can enjoy it for free from 5pm to midnight. Keep up with live news from CNN, MSNBC, HLN, and Fox News. You’ll also get access to HGTV, Food Network, A&E, Bravo, TNT, Comedy Central, Cartoon Network, The Discovery Channel, Nick Jr, and more.

Out April 23: 54% Off Your XCOM: Chimera Squad Expansion Pre-Purchase, Now $9.20

This XCOM 2 expansion normally sells for $19.99 but you can save 54% off by pre-purchasing it through Green Man Gaming. It installs from the Steam client. XCOM Chimera Squad is a big DLC with a new storyline that takes place years after the end of the year. You also get new races with unique abilities at your disposal and new gameplay mechanics like interleaved turns, revamped tactical combat system, coordinated breach mode, and more.

Oculus Rift VR Headset (Factory Refurb) at the Oculus Store for $299 (Compatible with Half-Life: Alyx)

Includes 6 Month Oculus Warranty

The Oculus Store has refurbished Oculus Rift VR headsets and they are clearing them out at a great price, $100 less than the Oculus Quest and Rift S. This is the only way to get an Oculus Rift with warranty. I bought my Oculus Rift headset over 3 years ago and still use it to this day. I’ve never had the urge to upgrade to the newer VR headsets, especially at their ridiculous price points. The original Oculus Rift controller is, in my opinion, still the best controller for Beat Saber because it is the lightest and least bulky compared to the rest (even the Rift S controller). It also has exceptional tracking, even with only two sensors. Also, the higher resolution on the newer VR headsets requires an even more demanding computer. My GTX 1070 equipped PC can run the Rift perfectly well, but may not suffice for a VR headset with nearly double the pixel count. Half-Life: Alyx is also compatible with the Oculus Rift.

55% Off Death Stranding Collector’s Edition

Both Standard and Collector’s Editions of Death Stranding, Kojima’s latest masterpiece, are heavily discounted at Adorama. The Standard Edition drops 50% to only $30 and the Collector’s Edition drops 60% to $90. The Collector’s Edition includes the Steelbook Case, BB Pod Statue, Ludens Keychain, and BRIDGES Cargo Case.

The First IPS Monitor With 1ms and 240Hz and G-SYNC: Alienware AW2521HF 25″ 1080p Gaming Monitor for $394.99

This is a new monitor from Dell. The major upgrade for this one compared to last year’s model is the switch over from a TN panel to an IPS panel. In fact, this is the only IPS monitor that Dell makes that has 1ms response time and 240Hz refresh rate, specs that are normally reserved for TN panels. An IPS monitor is superior because it has wider viewing angles and better color.

This AMD FreeSync monitor is also certified NVIDIA “G-Sync Compatible”. That basically means people with GeForce cards can take advantage of the built-in adaptive sync capabilities of the monitor without paying an arm and a leg for a G-Sync monitor. it also futureproofs you, in case you want to swap over to an AMD video card.

New Alienware Aurora R9 AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT Gaming Desktop PC for $1110

For those of you who haven’t been keeping up with the Intel vs AMD CPU war, AMD has been giving Intel a run for its money with its flagship processors. The new AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-core processor is comparable to the Intel Core i7-9700, both in terms of gaming and workstation performance. It’s paired with an RX 5700 XT video card, which is on par with the RTX 2070. If you want to upgrade the RAM or hard drive, I’d suggest doing it on your own. You’ll save money, and the Aurora R9 allows for toolless access without voiding your warranty.

Up to 77% Off Bethesda Easter Sale at GMG

Green Man Gaming has dropped the prices of many of Bethesda’s best PC games to the lowest I’ve ever seen. Green Man Gaming is a totally legit reseller and all of these games are downloadable via the Steam platform.

Online Learning Course Bundles from Stack Social

Want to be more productive at home? Stack Social has plenty of practical courses that can kick start your career. For under $40 per bundle you get dozens of hours of online instruction in programming, game creation, video production, ethical hacking, and more… all from the safety of your home.

1 Month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $1 (Includes Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass)

May work for both NEW and EXPIRED accounts

This price is reserved for new and expired accounts. Game Pass Ultimate is basically Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass combined into one membership. You even get access to Game Pass for PC. Normally you’d be paying $14.99 for one month, but Amazon is offering an additional month for free. Game Pass gives you access to tons of high profile games like Kingdom Hearts 3, NBA 2K20, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Gears 5, Forza Horizon 3, The Outer Worlds, Grand Theft Auto 5, State of Decay, and more.

Marvel’s The Infinity Gauntlet Digital Comic Collection (Issues #1-#6) for $1.99

Each issue normally sells for $1.99 but with this deal you’re getting all six for $1.99. If you thought the Infinity War movies were good, you should read the spectacular source material. You can choose to download the comics to your Kindle or ComiXology app.

ComiXology Free Trial Extended to 60 Days

This sponsored deal is brought to you by ComiXology

The ComiXology trial period is normally 30 days. ComiXology is Amazon’s digital comic platform and is the largest digital retailer of American comics. The site hosts 20,000 digital comics, graphic novels, and manga from DC, Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, and more. Here’s your chance to access all of it, totally free, for 30 60 days. If you’re an avid comic reader, you might want to consider continuing on afterwards, since it’s only $5.99/month. You can even sign in with your Amazon account.

3 Months of Amazon Music Unlimited for Free

This deal only works for new Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers, but you don’t have to be a Prime member. Normally you’d be paying $9.99/month for this service (or $7.99/mo for Prime members). Amazon Music Unlimited works alot like the paid ad-free versions of Spotify or Pandora. Get access to millions of songs and playlists that you can stream anywhere.

40% Off 3 Months of Audible Membership

Or 30-Day Free Trial for New Subscribers

An Audible membership normally costs $15 per month. With this deal you’re only paying $8.95 per month for the first 3 months The Audible membership gives you access to an extended audiobook library whenever and wherever you want (includes all Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, and Witcher books). Every month you also get one free audiobook of your choice and two free Audible Originals (which you keep forever even when your subscripion ends), and 30% off additional audiobook purchases.

If you have never signed up for Audible before, you can instead get a free 30-day trial and you’ll still get a free audiobook and Audible Originals to keep indefinitely.

Save 25% Off H&R Block’s Online Tax Filing Products

This sponsored deal is brought to you by H&R Block.

By now you should be able to already file your taxes if you’ve received all your paperwork from your employer. The deadline has been extended to July 15, but if you know you are getting a refund then there is no reason to delay. The sooner you get your money, the sooner you can put that money away in an interest generating account (or you can just spend it). For a limited time, H&R Block is offering 25% off all of its online tax filing services. There’s also a free online option if your needs are simple (have a W2, kids, education costs).

New Licensed Castlevania Apparel at the IGN Store

Do you enjoy Netflix’s original Castlevania animated series? If so, the IGN Store has added a host of officially licensed Castlevania apparel. Sign up for our newsletter and get a 20% off coupon code. Alternatively, save 10% off using coupon code “igndeals10“.


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