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April 4, 2014

Gaming deals of the week: 4.4.14

by John_A

The weekend is here, so why not celebrate with a gaming purchase? If you hadn’t heard already, NVIDIA’s Shield is currently sporting a $50 price cut, and there’s a handful of other gadgets on the other side of the break that are ready to outfit your exploits. Some of the offers will only be around for a few days, so you’ll want to decide quickly whether or not to commit your funds.

If there are other gaming purchases that you’re after that we haven’t included here — join us and add them to your “Want” list. Every time there’s a price cut in the future, you’ll get an email alert!


Price: $200
Regular Price: $250
Engadget Score: 83
Buy: Amazon

For a limited time, NVIDIA’s Android handheld is seeing a $50 price drop at most retailers. For your monetary commitment, you’ll nab both PC game and media streaming, but in a hefty device that’s not quite as portable as we’d like. As you might expect, the going rate is on par with the 90-day low.

Astro A30

Price: $150
Regular Price: $200
Engadget Global Score: 90
Buy: Amazon

The 2013 version of Astro’s A30 headset just arrived back in the fall, and it’s now seeing a pretty attractive $50 discount. The cans sport MixAmps for adjusting game-to-voice levels, four separate EQ modes, customizable speaker tags and Dolby Digital 7.1. What’s more, this unit is currently tied for the second-highest headset score in our product database.

Call of Duty: Ghosts

Price: $30-$40
Regular Price: $50-$60
Buy: GameStop

If you’ve yet to nab up Call of Duty: Ghosts, GameStop is running another sale on the title from now through the weekend (ends on 4/6). Xbox 360 and PS3 versions are set at $30, while the Xbox One and PS4 options are priced at $40. Need further convincing? Check out the review from our pals at Joystiq.

Nyko Charge Base

Price: $23
Regular Price: $30
Buy: Amazon Xbox One, PS4

To keep those controllers juiced up now that you’ve splurged for the above COD title, Nyko’s Charge Base accessories can sort the requisite power. Both Xbox One and PS4 versions charge a pair of controllers so they’re ready whenever duty calls.

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