The Weekend’s Best Deals: Epic PC Games Sale, 1Password Subscriptions, and More

The Weekend's Best Deals: Epic PC Games Sale, 1Password Subscriptions, and More

Ars Technica

It’s the weekend, which means it’s time for another Dealmaster. Our latest roundup of the best tech deals from around the web is headlined by a host of discounts on good PC games. Most of them are due to the return of the Epic Games Store’s annual “Mega Sale,” which kicked off earlier this week and runs through June 16.

As with previous Epic PC Game Store promotions, the new sale is notable for offering an unlimited-use coupon that applies to any purchase of $14.99 or more. In previous sales, this coupon equated to a flat $10 discount, but Epic says it will now offer a 25 percent discount. This means you won’t save as much as you used to on less expensive games: a $15 game that would have dropped to $5 after applying the coupon on previous sales will now cost $11.25, but you’ll get a bit more with games closer together. at full price. For example, a newer game like LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Sagawhich normally costs $50 on PC, you can get it for $37.49 after using the coupon here.

You’ll first need to sign in to an Epic account and manually claim the coupon, but once you do, it will automatically renew after each use until the sale ends next month. Please note that you only need to have at least $14.99 worth of games in your cart for the coupon to apply: Something like elysee nightclub, an Ars favorite that’s on sale for $14, wouldn’t be eligible for the extra 25 percent off on its own, but if you add another discounted set to your cart to get over the $15 threshold, the coupon will be applied. will apply to both titles individually at the time of payment. As with previous Epic sales, the coupon does not apply to DLC or in-game purchases, nor will it work with pre-orders.

Since the coupon is in addition to ongoing discounts from the sale, many of the prices here are lower than what we’ve seen at competitor storefront sales like Steam or Humble. So to help you find a great deal once again, we’ve sorted through the entirety of Epic’s selection to pick the discounts we think are most worth your attention. You can find our full list of picks below, but some highlights include new lows in the Ars-approved Zelda-I like it Sayothe satisfying roguelite rogue legacy 2and other generally well-regarded 2022 games like kung fu fighter Sifu and the mentioned star Wars. PC ports of blockbusters like red dead redemption 2, God of WarY death stranding they’re about as cheap as we’ve seen, and several smaller-scale games we like are also at low or near low. Epic says it will also continue to give out one free game each week as part of the sale; to start with, that’s borderlands 3. If you not If you see a game you want in our roundup, we recommend using a price-tracking site like IsThereAnyDeal to ensure you get a real discount.

If you can’t bear to add more games to your backlog, our roundup has plenty more top deals, including discounts on the handy 1Password password manager, Hulu subscriptions, AirPods, a great LG OLED TV, recommended board games, and microSD cards. . , and more. You can find our full roundup below.

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Featured deals of the day

  • Epic Mega Sale: Various PC Game + Recurring Discounts 25% discount coupon for $14.99+ purchases on Epic
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (PC) for $37 ($50) at Epic (use a 25% discount coupon)
  • Sayo (PC) for $22 ($30) at Epic (use 25% Epic coupon)
  • Hulu 3-month membership (ad-supported) for $3 ($21) on Hulu (new and old users only)
  • 1Password Standard 1-Year Membership for $18 ($36) in 1 password
  • LG C1 (2021) 4K OLED TV + $75 Visa Gift Card for $1,097 ($1,275) on BuyDig
  • Apple AirPods (3rd generation) true wireless earbuds for $150 ($165) at Amazon, Walmart
  • Terraforming of Mars board game for $38 ($55) on Amazon
  • Samsung Evo Select microSD card (512 GB, U3, V30, A2) for $60 ($68) on Amazon
  • SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless Gaming Mouse (2022) for $60 ($92) at Amazon, Best Buy, SteelSeries
  • Wacom Intuos drawing tablet (small) for $50 ($65) at Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart
The latest set of AirPods might be worth it if you want the usual iPhone comforts of Apple's true wireless earbuds and better-than-usual sound with an open design.
Enlarge / The latest set of AirPods might be worth it if you want the usual iPhone comforts of Apple’s true wireless earbuds and better-than-usual sound with an open design.

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The sixth-generation Apple iPad mini is the best small tablet for most people.
Enlarge / The sixth-generation Apple iPad mini is the best small tablet for most people.

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Laptop & Desktop PC Deals

  • Lenovo Legion 7 16-Inch Gaming Laptop (Ryzen 9 5900HX, 2560×1600, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, GeForce RTX 3080 16GB) for $1,799 ($2,300) at Walmart
  • Acer Swift 3 13.5-inch Laptop (2256×1504, Core i5-1135G7, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) for $499 ($700) at Walmart
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8 Core/16 Thread Desktop Processor for $310 ($345) on Amazon, B&H
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5600X 6 Core/12 Thread Desktop Processor for $200 ($230) on Amazon, B&H
  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600G 6 Core/12 Thread Desktop CPU for $169 ($215) on Amazon
  • LG 32GN650-B 31.5-inch gaming monitor (1440p, 165 Hz, IPS, FreeSync) for $267 ($330) on Amazon, B&H
  • Dell S2721DGF 27-Inch Gaming Monitor (1440p, 165Hz, IPS, FreeSync, G-Sync Compatible) for $300 ($365) at Best Buy
  • SK Hynix Gold P31 Internal SSD (2TB NVMe) PCIe 3.0 for $199 ($215) on Amazon
The LG C1 is last year's model, but its vibrant OLED panel is still excellent, making it a worthwhile option at its current bargain price.
Enlarge / The LG C1 is last year’s model, but its vibrant OLED panel is still excellent, making it a worthwhile option at its current bargain price.

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TV and home entertainment deals

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Enlarge / Not ideal for board game beginners, but Terraforming of Mars is a deep and deeply replayable card drawing game that we highly recommend.

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For better or worse, Seagate SSD expansion cards are the only official way to increase your Xbox Series S or Series X storage for current-gen games.
Enlarge / For better or worse, Seagate SSD expansion cards are the only official way to increase your Xbox Series S or Series X storage for current-gen games.

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Enlarge / Sayo is inspired by the classic Zelda games, not only in their look and play, but also in the sense of wonder and discovery that they frequently evoke.
<em>LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga</em> is a silly and accessible parody of the main nine films of <em>starwars</em>with more open levels and a metric ton of collectibles that make it surprisingly big in scope.” src=”https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/71IGx5cZmvL._SL1500_-640×360.jpg ” width=”640″ height=”360″ srcset=”https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/71IGx5cZmvL._SL1500_-1280×720.jpg 2x”/><figcaption class=
Enlarge / LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is a silly and approachable parody of the main nine lines Star Wars movies, with more open levels and a metric ton of collectibles that make it surprisingly big in scope.

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Enlarge / The recently released rogue legacy 2 provides a satisfying roguelite loop.
<em>Final Fantasy 7 Remake</em>reimagines both the gameplay and narrative of the original PS1 classic.” src=”https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/FINAL-FANTASY-VII-REMAKE_20200402213913-640×360.jpg” width =”640″ height=”360″ srcset=”https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/FINAL-FANTASY-VII-REMAKE_20200402213913-1280×720.jpg 2x”/><figcaption class=
Enlarge / Final Fantasy VII Remake reimagines both the gameplay and narrative of the original PS1 classic.
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Enlarge / We name the challenging but heartfelt platformer light blue the best game of 2018.

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