Daily Deals: Elden Ring Strategy Guides Are Discounted Today – IGN
Today, gamers who love collecting books on their favorite games can check out deals for Elden Ring and The Legend of Zelda books. And, PS5 and Xbox Series X gamers can score a great deal on one of LG’s best 55″ OLED TVs. The LG G1 Evo or “Gallery Edition” TV has almost never been discounted, but today it’s $400 off exclusively at Best Buy. In other deal news, the new Apple TV 4K with the beefier 64GB storage capacity has also dropped in price, the Arcade1Up Marvel Super Heroes Countercade sees yet another $20 price drop, and Pokemon Legends Arceus is on sale. Check out these deals and more below.
55″ LG G1 Evo 4K OLED TV (Gallery Series) $ 999.99
5 year LG panel warranty
The LG G1 Evo was LG’s top of the line LG OLED TV last year. It is a superior to the LG C1, B1, and A1 TV lineups. The G1 Evo has a similar Evo OLED panel you’ll find in the current C2 model. The main advantage of the Evo panel is the extra brightness that it offers up compared to the standard OLED panel found on the C1. This is a fantastic deal considering a 55″ LG C2 with Evo panel costs nearly $1600 right now. “Gallery Edition” means this TV has a thinner bezel and no gap between the TV frame and the wall. It’s supposed to be flush mounted so no table stand is included.
Compared to traditional LED LCD TVs, OLED panels offer better image quality, deeper blacks, better contrast ratio, wider color gamut, and super fast response times. OLED TVs excel at both gaming and viewing 4K HDR content. The G1 model is future proofed with technology like HDMI 2.1 (4K @ 120Hz), variable refresh rate, and G-SYNC. It’s a perfect matchup for current generation consoles like the PS5 or Xbox Series X.
G1 models have a 5 year panel warranty compared to the C2 and C1 which have the standard 1 year warranty.
Newest Apple TV 4K 32GB and 64GB Both on Sale
The Apple TV 4K happened to be one of Amazon Prime Day’s hottest sellers. Today the price has dropped down to the same as what we saw on Prime Day. The newest Apple TV features two major upgrades. It boasts an A12 Bionic processor that boosts graphics performance, video decoding, and audio processing and delivers high frame rate HDR with Dolby Vision. It also includes a new Apple TV remote. The overall build quality is better than before, but the biggest enhancements are a 5-way clickpad, mute button, and dedicated power button that works for your TV, receiver, and Apple TV.
Up to $300 Off Lenovo Intel EVO Laptops at Best Buy
Today Best Buy is offering up to $300 off thin and light Lenovo Yoga, IdeaPad, and Flex laptops. The Lenovo Yoga 7i and 9i laptops, in particular, are highly recommended because they are Intel Evo certified. They feature 14″ higher-than-1080p displays, the newest 12th generation Intel Core i5 or i7 Alder Lake low voltage processors, DDR5 RAM, all while maintaining a weight of under 3.5 pounds. The least expensive model starts at only $699.99 ($650 for MyBestBuy members), down from the original $999 MSRP.
Arcade1Up Marvel Super Heroes 2 Countercade
Another $20 price drop!
There’s a nice
35% 43% price drop on this bite-sized countercade from Arcade1Up. This is a great alternative for anyone who doesn’t have space (or funds) for a massive arcade cabinet. Despite its diminutive size, it’s actually very playable with an 8″ hi-res display, speaker, and full sized joystick and control buttons for two players. Four games in total are included: Marvel Super Heroes, X-Men vs Street Fighter, The Punisher, and Marvel vs Capcom.
The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia Illustrated Hardcover Edition for $20.83
Score an outstanding deal and catch up on 30 years of The Legend of Zelda with this comprehensive compendium. The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia is a hardcover book that contains 320 illustrated pages of Zelda lore, from the original The Legend of Zelda to the Twilight Princess HD. It normally retails for $39.99. The price has dropped to $25.83 on Amazon, but there’s a temporary $5 coupon you can clip from the product page.
Elden Ring Official Strategy Guides On Sale
Elden Ring is by far the most discussed game of 2022, and some of you may need a little bit of extra help to finish this notoriously brutal game. While plenty of in-depth online guides already exist, superfans of Elden Ring and collectors may be interested in piucking up the official pair of strategy guides. Coming in two separate volumes, the first book tells you all about exploring the Lands Between and interacting with its many NPCs, while the second volume teaches you about combat and the fearsome foes you’ll face along the way.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus for $51.99
Pokemon Legends Arceus helped redefine the Pokemon gameplay loop as we know it. If you’re waiting for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet to launch later this year, don’t miss out on this highly experimental title. In a completely new take on the series, you’ll sneak up on Pokemon and toss Poke Balls to catch them. Battling is still present, but it takes a backseat to what Pokemon has always said it’s been about from the very beginning: catching them all.
Better Than Amazon Prime Day Deal: ASUS TUF Dash 15″ Intel Core i7 Alder Lake RTX 3060 Gaming Laptop
This was one of the most popular gaming laptop deals during Amazon Prime Day, and it’s back for a slightly cheaper price! That’s right, this particular ASUS TUF Dash 15″ gaming laptop was down to $1100 on Black Friday, but it’s only $1069.99 today. It features an RTX 3060 GPU with 105W max TGP and the newest generation Intel Core i7-12650H Alder Lake processor. The new Alder Lake processors are a significant performance bump over previous gen Intel CPUs. Complementing these specs are 16GB of DDR5 RAM and a 512GB SSD.
New Release: 48″ LG UltraGear 48GP900-B 4K HDR OLED Gaming Monitor for $1296.99
For those of you who love LG OLED TVs (for good reason) but don’t like the idea of using a TV for a computer monitor, there’s now an answer. LG has released its first UltraGear OLED gaming monitor. At first glance, the 48GP900 with its 48″ LG WOLED 10-bit color HDR display seems very similar to the 48″ LG C1 OLED TV. The panel is very similar, but there are some key differences. Instead of the semi glossy coating found on the OLED TV, the 48GP900 features an anti-glare low reflective coating that is undoubtedly a better fit for close up monitor usage. It also has DisplayPort connectivity and lacks the built-in Smart TV interface. It does carry over the HDMI 2.1 ports with 4K @ 120Hz compatiblity for PS5 and Xbox Series X owners, as well as VRR and G-SYNC support, but the 120Hz refresh rate can be overclocked to 138Hz when used as a PC monitor. Last and certainly least important of all, there is subtle RGB backlighting on the rear of the monitor that isn’t present on the OLED TVs. This is one of the best gaming monitors you’ll find on the market right now.
$300 Off Arcade1Up Head-to-Head (H2H) Arcade Cabinet Gaming Tables from Walmart
If you don’t have the money, time, or know-how to build your own cabinet, these Arcade1Up cabinets are the next best thing. Walmart is offering up to $300 off a selection of Arcade1UP head-to-head gaming tables. These cabinets measure 29″ high and offer a top-down viewing experience for playing head to head locally against your opponent. They feature 17″ color displays with protective clear covers and lit decks, arcade controls for up to 4 players depending on the game, all packaged in an easy to assemble kit.
Marvel table includes: X-Men: Children of the Atom, Marvel Super Heroes, The Punisher, X-Men vs Street Fighter, Marvel Super Heroes vs Street Fighter, Marvel vs Capcom, X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse, and Marvel Super Heroes: War of the Gems
Pac-Man table includes: Galaga, Dig Dug, Mappy, Dig Dug II, Rolling Thunder, The Tower of Druaga, Rompers, New Rally-X, Galaxian, Pac & Pal, Super Pac-Man
Pong H2H table includes: Pong, Pong Doubles, Pong Sports, Quadrapong, Warlords, Tempest, Super Breakout, Circus Atari, Destroyer, Avalanche, Major Havoc, and Indy 500
Pong table includes: Pong, Quadra Pong, Pong Doubles, Warlords, Pong Sports, Circus Atari, Tempest, and Super Breakout
Arcade1Up The Simpsons Arcade Cabinet
Includes Riser and Light-Up Marquee
Gamestop has the best deal on the Arcade1Up The Simpsons arcade cabinet by throwing in the riser, light up marquee, and the matching themed stool. The Simpsons cabinet is a 3:4 replica of the arcade original, making it approximately 4 feet tall. That said, a matching riser is included which raises the height by another 1 foot, giving you the option of both sitting and standing play. Up to 4 players can join in on the classic Simpsons side-scrolling arcade game as Homer, Marge, Bart, and Lisa. If you don’t have a buddy around to play with, you can hop onto the live WiFi (no subscription required) to play with other remote Arcade1Up players. In addition to the core The Simpsons game, The Simpsons Bowling is also preloaded.
Razer Anzu Smart Glasses for $59.99 (Was $200)
The Razer Anzu glasses come with two sets of interchangeable lenses; blue-light filtering lenses for indoor PC use and polarized sunglass lenses for outdoor use. Blue light filtering lenses are designed to reduce eye strain and fatigue caused by high energy blue light emitted from your computer monitor. Blue light is a melatonin suppressor, and the theory is that using your monitor at night suppresses your natural sleep cycle. If that’s true, blue light filtering lenses should help you fall asleep better, even after an intense late night gaming session. The tinted polarized lenses work much like any regular pair of sunglasses; the polarized film provides 99% UVA/UVB protection and is designed to reduce glare and eliminate potential eye damage from the sun.
Razer took an extra step and implemented wireless hands-free calling in these glasses.There’s a Bluetooth speaker and microphone embedded in the frame. A clever touch interface allows you to manipulate the controls, but it’s also voice assistant compatible. You get up to 5 hours of talk time, so you probably won’t need to charge it every day.
HP Reverb G2 VR Headset
This price has become even more attractive following the Meta Quest 2 price hike. The Reverb G2 normally sells for $599, but the HP Store has it for $200 off. The Reverb G2 sports the second highest resolution of any VR headset with 2160×2160 pixels per eye (even more than the already impressive Quest 2’s 1832×1920 resolution), manual IPD adjustment, a far more robust headstrap than the Quest 2, inside-out tracking that doesn’t require external sensors, and off-ear headphones that maintain your peripheral hearing.
Roku Ultra LT 2021 4K HDR for $55.12
Walmart has the Roku Ultra LT 4K HDR streaming media player for only $55, down about 15% off its original MSRP. The Roku Ultra LT is almost identical to the $100 Ultra; the only two features it lacks are a USB port and Dolby Atmos support. It sports the same processor and memory as the Ultra, which means it excels at streaming at up to 4K HDR without a hitch. Roku still has one of the most intuitive smart TV interfaces around.
Apple iPad 10.2″ 64GB for $299.99
Apple’s latest 10.2″ iPad is a great option for school, work, or simply relaxing with your favorite movie, book, or streaming service. The 64GB model has dropped to $299, and you won’t find a less expensive current generation Apple iPad out there. The Apple A13 Bionic chip for fast CPU and GPU performance to tackle just about anything, and the large 10.2-inch Retina display ensures everything is bright and crisp during use. iPad also features both a front-facing camera for voice chat, and rear camera for taking photos and videos.
New Apple AirPods Pro for $179.99
The current generation Apple AirPods Pro is one of the best sounding “truly wireless” earbuds you’ll find, especially at this price point. “Truly wireless” earbuds have no wires whatsoever; even the earbuds aren’t hardwired to each other. In addition to the excellent sound quality, the AirPods Pro is the only AirPods with active noise cancelling technology. That, combined with the inherent nature of in-ear earbuds, means that the AirPods Pro will provide better noise isolation than over-ear headphones like the Bose QuietComfort or the Sony WH1000XM5. If you’re thinking of getting a pair of new AirPods, we highly recommend jumping on this particular model. Or, if you’re on a tighter budget, you can still grab the second generation Apple AirPods below for 100 bucks.
Marshall Emberton Bluetooth Portable Speaker for 28% Off
This is the Bluetooth speaker I use during my work day. In fact, I’m listening to music on it right now as I’m typing this. The sound quality is fantastic, and the battery life lasts upwards of 20 hours on a single charge. And, its waterproof nature means you can take it to pool parties or beach days without fear of damaging it. I highly recommend this speaker if you’re looking for a new Bluetooth option.
EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU Starting at $749.99
The GeForce RTX 3080 GPU really doesn’t need any introduction. This is the de facto card to get if you plan to run current generation games at 4K, since it’s up to 50% faster than the previous generation RTX 2080 SUPER and doesn’t command the exorbitant price of the RTX 3080 Ti or RTX 3090 (both of which are a mere 3%-5% faster in real world performance). It has an HDMI 2.1 port for passing through 4K @ 120Hz, which it has the power to drive even in resource hungry games like Elden Ring, Battlefield 2042 or Cyberpunk 2077.
Alienware Aurora Ryzen 7 RTX 3080 PC for $1599.99
The RTX 3080 is way more powerful than the previous generation’s best video card, the RTX 2080 Ti, and is the best recommended video card for 4K gaming. The RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3090 are the only cards that are (very slightly) more powerful, but they cost hundreds of dollars more. The RTX 3080 is paired with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800X CPU, which is still one of the best processors out there, whether it be for gaming or for workstation purposes. It’s been upgraded with liquid cooling as well. The rig is ready to go out of the box with 16GB of DDR4-3200MHz RAM and a generously sized 1TB M.2 PCIe NVME SSD. Don’t worry, even the power supply is up to snuff with an ample 1000W rating.
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16″ Intel Core i7-12700H Alder Lake RTX 3070 Gaming Laptop for $1599
Walmart is offering an outstanding deal on the new Lenovo Legion 5 Pro laptop that is also equipped with the 12th generation Intel Core i7 Alder Lake CPU and RTX 3070 GPU. The RTX 3070 GPU in this gaming laptop also has a TGP rating of 140W, and it performs as well as the MSI Crosshair on paper. In real world benchmarks, the Legion 5 Pro is one of the best performing gaming laptops on the market. It also looks more like a standard laptop, so you might want to pick this over the Crosshair if you’re not into the gamer aesthetic.
ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1660 Ti Gaming PC
Walmart is offering this AMD Ryzen 5 3600X GTX 1660 Ti equipped gaming PC for only $799. The GTX 1660 Ti is still a very capable video card that can handle just about any game at 1080p resolution. You certainly won’t find a more powerful video card for this price.