Best Games/Apps Deals Overview Updated August 17, 2022

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This is the place for all of the best games and apps deals across all platforms: iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Wii U, 3DS and more. We have all the first price drops on the most anticipated titles of the year, pre-order discounts and even console bundle deals. On top of that, you’ll find a list of all the top mobile games/apps on sale every day of the week.

Android app deals of the day: Heroes of Flatlandia, OXXO, Quick Reminders, more

Reg. $1+ FREE+

It is now time for all of Wednesday’s best Android app deals courtesy of Google Play. Today’s software offers are joined by notable deals on the OnePlus 10T 256GB smartphone and ASUS’ latest Chromebook C425 returning to the Amazon all-time low, but for now it’s all about the apps. Our collection is headlined by titles like OXXO, Heroes of Flatlandia, Endurance, Quick Reminders, and OsmAnd+ — Maps. Head below the fold for a complete look at today’s best Android app deals.

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Official Nintendo Switch Pro Controller down at $60 Prime shipped ahead of Splatoon 3 release

For today only, Woot is now offering the official Nintendo Switch Pro Controller for $59.99 with free shipping for Prime members. Otherwise, a $6 delivery fee will apply otherwise. Regularly $70 directly from Nintendo and currently fetching over $69 at Amazon and Walmart, this is matching our previous mention, the second-best price we have tracked in 2022, and the lowest total available right now. With big-time Switch releases, like Splatoon 3 and the upcoming Gen 9 Pokémon Violet and Scarlet, on the slate for this year now’s a great time to upgrade to the Nintendo Pro Controller. It delivers a more traditional gamepad experience with motion controls, HD rumble, as well as your standard set of buttons, thumbsticks, shoulder triggers, and more. The built-in amiibo functionality will work nicely with the upcoming Splatoon 3 characters (and others) alongside the included USB-C to USB-A charging cable you’ll find in the package. More details below. 

Score the Fortnite and Rocket League Xbox Series S console bundle at $250 today ($50 off)

Adorama is now offering the Microsoft Xbox Series S Fortnite and Rocket League bundle for $249.99 shipped. Price automatically applies in the cart. Currently $290 at Amazon with the standard issue Series S fetching $300 at Best Buy, today’s deal is $50 off and the lowest price we can find on any current-generation Xbox console. Whether you’re looking to jump in for the first time or need to score an extra one for the guest room or elsewhere, at this point you should really wait for these $50 price drops. This is the standard Series S but with copies of Fortnite and Rocket League, the Midnight Drive Pack, 1,000 V-Bucks, and 1,000 Rocket League credits included. More details below. 

Today’s best Mac and iOS app deals: Niffelheim, Cultist Simulator, Smash Up, more

Reg. $1+ FREE+

It’s Wednesday morning and that means it’s time for your mid-week collection of Mac and iOS app deals. Joining today’s software offers, we have AirPods 3 back in-stock and marked down to $150 as well as new Amazon all-time lows on Apple Watch Series 7 configurations, but for now we are focused on the apps. Today’s collection features titles like Niffelheim, Cultist Simulator, Smash Up – The Card Game, The Great Tea App, and more. Hit the jump for a complete look at today’s best Mac and iOS app deals. 

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Today’s best game deals: Zelda Breath of the Wild $39, PlayStation under $20 sale, more

Reg. $60 $39

This is the place to find all of the best Nintendo Switch game deals of the day as well as solid price drops on PlayStation, and Xbox titles. Dell is now offering The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild for $38.99 shipped. Regularly $60, this undercuts the ongoing Amazon Switch game sale price by $1 (that deal is only available on digital copies) for the lowest total we can find. If, for some reason, you or someone you know doesn’t have this one yet, this is a solid price to jump in with. One of the best games on the Switch platform, it will prime you for the release of the sequel which is now slated for a 2023 launch. Breath of Wild takes the iconic Zelda series to new heights with a giant open world to explore, memorable characters, and plenty of deep lore mysteries to uncover. It is, needless to say, a must-have for just about any Switch gamer. Head below for the rest of today’s best Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox game deals.

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Game Pass gains Midnight Fight Express and early access to Madden NFL ’23 with EA Play

Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass subscription just keeps getting better and better. We now have the list of games coming out through the rest of August, and it’s pretty stout. For starters, Midnight Fight Express launches on August 23 as a day one title for Game Pass. Plus, since EA Play is included with all Game Pass tiers, you can also now enjoy Madden NFL ’23 ahead of its official launch, should you subscribe. What else is coming to Game Pass this month? Let’s take a closer look below.

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Nintendo’s Neon Red and Blue Joy-Con hit one of the best prices this year at $55 (Reg. $80)

Adorama is now offering the Nintendo Neon Red and Blue Joy-Con for $54.99 shipped. Price automatically applies in the cart. Regularly $80, like they fetch on Amazon, this is $25 off the going rate, the lowest price we can find, and among the best listings we have tracked all year. Notable price drops, anything more than $10 or $15, on Nintendo’s official Joy-Con don’t really come around all too often so be sure to jump on this one while you can if you’re looking for an extra set. You get a pair of Joy-Con here alongside the grip and strap attachments, built-in rumble action, and approximately 20-hours of battery life per charge. More details below. 

Razer’s magnetic Quick Charging Stands for Xbox/DualSense gamepads now 25% off at $30

Amazon is now offering a solid price drop on the Razer Universal Quick Charging Stand for Xbox Series X|S in multiple colorways at $29.99 shipped. You’ll also find the same deal available for the PlayStation DualSense models. Both options are regularly $40 and are now 25% off the going rate with new Amazon all-time lows now live on certain colors. Razer designed these charging cradles to neatly house your current-generation gamepads with designs that “perfectly match” the first-party paint jobs. They feature magnetic contact points on the Xbox side of things with an ergonomic setup so the controller can even still be used while not he dock. More details below. 

Extend your Xbox Game Pass Ultimate by 3 months for under $24.50 today (Reg. $45)

Trusted online retailer CDKeys is now offering 3-months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate at $24.59 with free digital delivery. Regularly $45 and currently on sale for $40 at Amazon, this is within $1 of our previous mention, a few bucks under the deal before that, and one of the best prices we have tracked all year. For those unfamiliar here, the CDKeys digital Game Pass deals have been featured around here for quite some time, delivering the best prices we have ever seen on Microsoft’s online service, much like today’s deal. Today’s offer is a notable option for refreshing or extending your existing subscription at a major discount to say the least. Head below for more details. 

Arcade1Up runs the blitz on retro gaming with its latest NFL arcade cabinet, pre-orders now live

Arcade1Up is putting its brand new NFL BLITZ arcade machine up for pre-order today. The brand says the NFL Blitz cabinet is one of its “most requested home arcade machines ever,” and it has finally arrived. Pre-loaded with three BLITZ titles to bring some arcade-style gridiron action to your game room, it also features all of the usual Arcade1Up touches with complete cabinet artwork, and it even ships with a limited edition bonus collectible NFL BLITZ Legends cap (the first 1,000 orders). Head below for a closer look. 

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8Bitdo’s black or SNES-gray Bluetooth Controllers for Switch, PC from $35 (Reg. $50)

Update: Amazon is offering the 8Bitdo Sn30 Pro Bluetooth Gamepad for Nintendo Switch back down to $33.99 shipped. Regularly $45, this is 24% off and matching the Amazon low. It is also compatible with PC, macOS, Android, Steam and Raspberry Pi and delivers “clickable joysticks, rumble vibration, motion controls, wireless Bluetooth, rechargeable battery,” plus more. 

Amazon is now offering the 8Bitdo Pro 2 Bluetooth Controller for $39.99 shipped. Both the gray and black model are marked down right now. Regularly $50, this model launched back in March of last year and is now at the lowest price we can find. Not to be confused with the wired model that drops into the $28 range from time-to-time, this model has only ever gone on sale a few times since it launched. It delivers wireless Bluetooth action to Nintendo Switch, PC, macOS, Android, and Raspberry Pi alongside the 8Bitdo Ultimate companion software where you can remap the buttons as well as adjust the hair triggers and built-in vibration. This model also brings some motion controls to your setup alongside its 20 hours of rechargeable battery life and the brand’s “pro-level” back buttons. Get a closer look in our launch coverage and head below for more. 

Amazon’s Luna USB-C mobile and desktop-ready cloud controller goes 30% off at $50

If you missed out on the limited Prime Day price drop, Amazon is now offering its Luna Cloud Controller down at $49.99 shipped. Regularly $70, this is nearly 30% off the going rate, matching the best price we have tracked outside of the early Prime Day offer and this summer’s brief discounts as well as being the best we can find. While this gamepad is specifically designed for Amazon’s Cloud service, which has now joined Xbox Game Pass with direct access on 2022 Samsung 4K TVs, it can also be used with other platforms and on a range of hardware including Windows PC, Mac, Fire TV, Fire tablet, iPhone, iPad, Chromebook, and Android devices over Bluetooth. You’ll find low-friction thumbsticks, four face buttons, a 4-way D-pad, textured grip, and USB-C charging. It even supports Alexa voice commands for launching games and more. Get a closer look at the Amazon Luna controller in our hands-on review and head below for more.

Nintendo Switch game deals: 3D All-Stars, Mario Kart, new lows on Mario Golf, WarioWare, more

33% off $40

Alongside the rest of this weekend’s console price drops, Amazon, GameStop, and others have launched some notable Switch game deals today. Now marked down up to 33%, you’ll find deals on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Party, and more as well as new Amazon all-time low pricing on Mario Golf: Super Rush and WarioWare: Get It Together!. While deals on Nintendo’s Game & Watch Zelda handheld console continue, this is a notable opportunity to fill out your Switch catalogue with some first-party titles at solid prices. Head below for a closer look at this weekend’s Nintendo Switch game deals.

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Add Nintendo’s playable Game & Watch Zelda handheld console to your collection at $40

Walmart is once again offering the Nintendo Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda handheld console down at $39.97 shipped. Regularly $50 and currently selling for $45 at Amazon, this is matching the lowest price we have tracked and is the best we can find. Unveiled during Nintendo’s E3 conference showcase in 2021 to sit alongside the the Mario model, it was launched as part the iconic series’ 35th anniversary. You’re looking at a mini collectible and playable handheld console pre-loaded with three Zelda classics: The Legend of Zelda, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, and the Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. You’ll also find “a version of the Game & Watch classic, Vermin, starring Link, and a playable clock and timer” on there as well. Hit up our feature piece for a closer look and head below for more. 

HyperX Clutch Mobile Controller Grip with Qi passthrough charging drops to $48 (Reg. $60)

Amazon is now offering the HyperX ChargePlay Clutch Wireless Charging Mobile Controller Grip for $48 shipped. Regularly $60 and now matched at GameStop, this is 20% off, the second best price we have tracked since back in January. It wraps around your smartphone gaming device of choice to deliver a more comfortable experience at a price that undercuts full-on controller options like the $72 Razer Kishi for iPhone or the new $100 MOGA XP7-X mobile controller from PowerA. It also delivers passthrough wireless Qi charging for compatible devices with an interesting removable magnetic 3,000mAh battery pack that can also be charged back up over USB or wirelessly. More details below. 

Microsoft says it ‘would not be profitable’ to make Call of Duty Xbox exclusive

When Microsoft announced it planned to purchase Activision, the immediate response from many was “Is Call of Duty going to become an Xbox/PC exclusive?” At first, Sony didn’t expect it to happen, and then a little while later Microsoft said that Call of Duty would remain on PlayStation “into the future,” but there wasn’t much else besides that. However, in a new filing to the Administrative Council for Economic Defense in Brasil, Microsoft comes out and straight up says that removing Call of Duty on PlayStation wouldn’t be profitable for them. Keep reading to find out more about Microsoft’s statements on keeping Call of Duty cross-platform.

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HORI’s Splatoon 3 Switch sling pack and Vault Case with Amazon pre-order guarantee now live

The HORI Splatoon 3 gear is now up for pre-order ahead of Nintendo’s squid shooter splashing down in early September. Much like HORI’s Pokémon Legends: Arceus Switch accessories, the new Splatoon 3 gear delivers some officially licensed carriers inked out in themed iconography to celebrate the upcoming release. After Nintendo’s 30-minute presentation on the upcoming title yesterday, now’s a perfect time to take a closer look at the latest HORI Splatoon 3 Switch accessories. Head below for all of the details. 

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Nintendo splashes down with 30 mins. of new gameplay in today’s Splatoon 3 Direct

Update: The Splatoon 3: Splatfest World Premiere FREE demo pre-order eShop page is now live. “A Nintendo Switch Online membership is required to access the Splatoon 3 Splatfest World Premiere demo. Everyone who downloads the demo will receive a code redeemable for a 7-day free trial. Code redemption begins 8/25/22 and must be redeemed before 11:59pm PT on 8/31/22.” 

The Nintendo Splatoon 3 Direct showcase is set to kick off in just a few minutes now. With pre-orders already live and the new themed console on the way, Nintendo is ready to ink the next details on its upcoming squid shooter in today’s dedicated showcase. Now set for release on September 9, 2022, we are just under a month away from the launch date and Nintendo is set to dish up some of what will likely be the final pre-release details in today’s Splatoon 3 Direct showcase. 

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PowerA unleashes new iOS MOGA mappable cloud controller with 3000mAh battery, more

After launching its Razer Kishi V2 competitor last month, PowerA is out with its latest cloud iOS gaming controller, the PowerA MOGA XP5-i Plus Controller. Delivering a familiar form-factor for the lineup, it combines an Xbox-style Bluetooth controller with an onboard clip to securely and ergonomically fix your iPhone atop with an ideal, adjustable viewing angle. The MFi iOS gaming controller from PowerA is now available for purchase on Amazon and directly on the official site. Head below for more details. 

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Spider-Man Remastered gets Steam Deck verification ahead of next week’s release

Originally announced back in April, Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered is making its way to PC next week on August 12. Well, this week, Insomniac Games announced that the title is now Steam Deck verified, meaning you can play it anywhere the portable console travels with you. What else does this mean? Let’s take a closer look below.

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Apex Legends Hunted intros Vantage, ready to take sniping to the next level

The current Apex Legends season draws to a close next week, and Hunted takes its places. Out with the old, and in with the… older? That’s right, Kings Canyon is coming back and Skulltown is better than ever. Plus, we’re getting an all-new legend named Vantage that’s sure to take sniping to a new level in Apex Legends Hunted. What other changes are on the horizon? Let’s take a closer look.

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Amazon’s Luna service joins Xbox Game Pass with direct access on 2022 Samsung 4K TVs

The Samsung Gaming Hub is getting another major upgrade today with the launch of Amazon’s Luna streaming service. After launching back in June of this year, Samsung is seriously bolstering its built-in gaming capabilities with the inclusion of Xbox Game Pass cloud gaming that launched last month, the NVIDIA GeForce platform, and now, Amazon’s Luna streaming service. Head below for more details on Luna landing in the Samsung Gaming Hub. 

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Xbox Game Pass gains Ghost Recon Wildlands, Two Point Campus, Cooking Simulator, more

Today, Microsoft is announcing the latest additions to its Xbox Game Pass lineup of titles. Further expanding its offerings, you’ll now find yet another Ubisoft game joining the Game Pass ranks with the inclusion of Ghost Recon Wildlands for the first time ever. There’s a lot more coming to Microsoft’s monthly game subscription service, so keep reading to find out all you’ll be able to play over the next month.

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New Backbone One PlayStation iPhone controller, play PS4/PS5 games anywhere

Today we are taking a look at the new Backbone One PlayStation Edition. The original Backbone One is widely considered to be one of, if not, the best mobile gaming controller for iPhone, but the company has now teamed up with Sony to unveil what is essentially the first official iPhone controller for PlayStation. Head below for more details and a closer look at the new Backbone One PlayStation Edition. 

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GTA 6 reportedly set in Vice City with a Bonnie and Clyde story, female protagonist, more

New details of GTA 6 have seemingly emerged, including the game’s setting, playable characters, and overall change of tone. Grand Theft Auto 5 released ages ago (back in 2013) and, much like previous games in the series, has remained relevant ever since. That’s largely due to the ever-expanding GTA Online that remained one of the top 20 best selling games right up until 2020, but Rockstar has seemingly begun to move its development focus from its persistent Grand Theft Auto world over to new projects, the biggest of which is likely GTA 6. Head below for more details. 

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FREE August PlayStation Plus games: Yakuza Like a Dragon, Tony Hawk Cross-Gen, more

After adding Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time and others last month, Sony has now taken to its official blog to detail the August PlayStation Plus games. The latest batch of freebies is joined by news that Sony will also be bringing a total of eight Yakuza games to its on-demand streaming service for PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium members, but for now let’s start with the freebie August titles for base tier subs. Head below for a closer look at everything. 

Warner Bros. 2D crossover brawler MultiVersus enters open beta period ahead of launch

After being announced back in May, the 2D crossover brawler from Warner Bros. Games’ MultiVersus is now in open beta ahead of it’s release. Similar to Super Smash Bros., MultiVersus brings characters from multiple universes into one game to fight it out. With the launch of the open beta comes the announcement of Lebron James joining the roster and Rick and Morty joining in the near-future.

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Sony delivers new details on upcoming PS VR2 See-through mode, live streaming, more today

Sony is ramping up for the launch of its latest-generation PS VR2 platform and has now taken to its official PlayStation Blog with some new details. After catching our first glimpse of the PlayStation VR2 headset back in February, Sony is now detailing some of the interesting user experience features with some new details on see-through mode, live-stream broadcasting options, custom play areas, and more. Head below for the latest on PS VR2. 

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Splatoon 3 pre-order bonuses arrive with FREE collectible keychains, squid plushies, and more

Originally earmarked for a release this summer and now set to launch in September, Splatoon 3 pre-orders are now live with some fun bonuses attached. After getting our first look at the co-op mode back during the massive February Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo launched a fresh new gameplay trailer alongside the updated September release date in late April. Since then, pre-orders have gone live on Amazon and elsewhere with some fun freebie bonuses attached. Head below for a closer look at the special Splatoon 3 pre-orders. 

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Cowabunga Collection delivers 13 retro TMNT games to Switch, Xbox, PC, more next month

Can you play TMNT on Switch? Will Turtles in Time come to Switch? How can the classic turtles games not be on Switch already? If you’re still asking these questions, stop. Not only is the brilliant Shredder’s Revenge now out in the wild – a sort of new retro-modern take on the classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles beat ’em ups of the 90s – but Nickelodeon’s epic Cowabunga Collection is now quickly approaching. We caught a glimpse of the classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cowabunga Collection back in March during the PlayStation State of Play, but we now know exactly when you’ll be able to play TMNT on Switch (and just about every other platform out there) in all its retro glory. Head below for more details for the upcoming Cowabunga Collection. 

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Massive annual PlayStation Summer Sale goes live with thousands of digital game deals from $2

Now live! From $2

The massive PlayStation Summer Sale is now live! While we did see a sizable digital event go live ahead of the big June gaming showcases, the proper PSN PlayStation Summer Sale is now in full swing. As per usual, this annual event delivers a gigantic collection of top-tier digital PS4 and PlayStation 5 games, both new and old, to build up your digital game library at a major discount. Head below the fold for more details and a closer look at the 2022 PlayStation Summer Sale. 

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Sony handing out FREE PSN money, collectibles, more with new PlayStation Stars program

Just after launching the new overhauled PlayStation Plus program, Sony is readying something called PlayStation Stars. The new loyalty program of sorts gives gamers a chance at scoring some free digital collectibles, PSN wallet funds (basically free money to spend on the digital PlayStation Store for games and DLC), and “select PlayStation Store products.” Head below for more details on the upcoming, free-to-join PlayStation Stars program. 

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New SEGA Genesis Mini 2 console is shipping to North America, pre-orders now live

As you might know from our launch coverage back at the beginning of June, a new SEGA Genesis Mini console is on the way. Officially known as the SEGA Genesis Mini 2 or Mega Drive Mini 2 in Japan, it was unclear whether or not the new miniature console would make its way stateside. But it now appears it will indeed begin shipping here come later this fall with pre-order listings already live on Amazon (more on that below). Head below for more details on the new SEGA Genesis Mini 2, which is scheduled to begin shipping in late October of this year.

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Shredder’s Revenge review: Retro games are back and better than ever

I’m sure there are flaws to Shredder’s Revenge (the new retro-styled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles beat-‘em-up from Tribute and Dotemu). But I was having too much fun playing the game to think of any.

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Sony officially unveils November God of War Ragnarök release date, new trailer, more

Update: Pre-orders for God of War Ragnarök are now live at Amazon and you’ll also find the Collector’s Edition & Jötnar Edition pre-orders directly from Sony.

The wait has finally come to an end as Sony and developer Santa Monica studios have taken to the official PlayStation blog to unveil the God of War Ragnarök release date. The highly-anticipated sequel, once believed to see delays into 2023, will indeed be launching ahead of the holidays this year in November. Set for release on PlayStation 4 and PS5, the sequel to 2018’s epic reboot of the series is set to once again star Kratos and son Atreus as exemplified in today’s new Father and Son CG Trailer. Alongside the release date and new footage, Sony has dished up a series of new images, details on pre-order bonuses, and all the different editions of God of War Ragnarök. Head below for a closer look. 

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New Nintendo Switch OLED Splatoon 3 console and Pro controller splash down in August

Today we are getting our first good look at the new Nintendo Switch console known as the OLED Model Splatoon 3 Edition. While technically just a themed version of the latest hybrid machine from the brand, the new Nintendo Switch console will be splashing down come early August just before the matching Splatoon 3 Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and Nintendo Switch Splatoon 3 Edition Carrying Case. Head below for a closer look at everything. 

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F1 2022 launches today with VR mode on PC for the ‘most immersive on-track experience’

Today, the EA Sports team is introducing F1 2022 on PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One/Series X|S, and even PC through both Origin and Steam. This updated game brings new cars, rules, and a new circuit. It’s a new era according to the franchise. Available to start playing today, let’s take a closer look at everything we can expect from F1 2022.

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Atari set to bring 90-game collection to current gen. hardware alongside 6 brand new retro titles

Outside of what you might call the more modern era of vintage games (SNES, NES, SEGA, etc.), Atari consoles have been the home for some of the best retro games out there. Going back roughly half a century, for many Atari represents the golden era of home gaming and was a major player in the formation of the worldwide industry as we know it today. Started back in 1972, Atari has now announced a brand new collection of some of the best retro games it has been responsible for over the years soon to be landing on your current-generation hardware known as Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration. 

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PowerA takes on Razer Kishi with new MOGA XP7-X mobile controller for Xbox cloud gaming

Today, PowerA is unleashing its new mobile game controller known as the MOGA XP7-X Plus. Joining the MOGA XP5-X Plus Bluetooth Controller, the brand’s XP5-A model, and the MOGA Mobile Gaming Clip 2.0 for Xbox Controllers, the new MOGA XP7-X Plus features a wraparound design that looks to take on the likes of Razer’s previous generation Kishi variant and the latest Android model that just launched at the beginning of the month. The new controller is now available for purchase with a mid-July shipping date. Head below for a closer look at the new PowerA MOGA XP7-X Plus mobile game controller. 

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Persona 5 Royal comes to Switch this October alongside Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, more

Persona for Switch has now been confirmed. Nintendo hosted a new Direct Mini Partner Showcase today to detail some of the notable third-party titles hitting its hybrid home and portable gaming platform today. There were some expected announcements alongside what is arguably the most exciting of the bunch – the new Persona Switch ports. Alongside details on release dates for the upcoming Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope sequel, Nier: Automata The End of YoRHa Edition, and a few others, we now know the Persona for Switch rumors have finally come true as three of the biggest games in the series are set to land on Nintendo’s platform later this year. Head below for more details on that and more from today’s Direct Mini Partner Showcase. 

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Square Enix Final Fantasy VII showcase: Rebirth 2nd part of FF VII remake trilogy, more

The latest Final Fantasy VII news is on the way. On the heels of the big Xbox and Bethesda showcase as well as the lengthy Summer Game Fest main event, Square Enix has scheduled a special Final Fantasy presentation for this evening. While it’s rumored that Sony will potentially have another event at the end of the month, tonight’s Square Enix showcase essentially caps off the summer reveal season. It appears as though it will be a “short and sweet” broadcast centered around the Final Fantasy VII 25th anniversary, but that could mean a number of things, including part 2 of Final Fantasy VII remake. Head below to follow along with tonight’s Square Enix show. 

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Amazon is handing out 30 FREE PC games for Prime Day: Mass Effect, Star Wars, much more

Update: All 30 of the FREE Amazon Prime games are now up for the taking! 

With Amazon’s massive discount event now officially confirmed for mid-July, we will also be getting a slew of FREE games for Prime Day 2022 as well. We are expecting to see a number of notable add-on promotions surrounding the event, much like the Stampcards program that will land you a free $10 credit to use on Prime Day, and that will also be including some FREE games. Members of Amazon’s all-encompassing service will be able to land 30 FREE games ahead of Prime Day this year, and we aren’t just talking about complete throw-away titles and indie PC titles. Head below for all of the details. 

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Sony reportedly set to reveal new PlayStation 5 DualSense Pro controller this month, more

A PlayStation 5 pro controller might be in the works. What could be the PlayStation 5 DualSense Pro controller is apparently on the verge of being officially revealed, according to an industry insider with more than one source close to the matter. Sony never really attempted its own pro-grade, first-party gamepad for its previous-generation console the way Microsoft did with its Elite Series 2, but if these rumors ring true, we might very well be seeing a new PlayStation 5 pro controller before the month is out. Head below for more details on the alleged DualSense Pro, an upcoming showcase event, and details on the God of War Ragnarok release date. 

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Everything you need to know from Microsoft’s Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase: Starfield, Diablo IV, Overwatch 2, more

In place of E3 this year, Microsoft today is holding its massive Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase. With 90 minutes of content on new and upcoming games, head below for all of the details on the latest titles coming to Xbox Series X/S, PC, Game Pass, and more including trailers, release dates, and so much other info.

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Nintendo Switch Online members can now play special versions of 3 classic SNES Kirby games

While we await the rumored Game Boy library, Nintendo added some new titles to the Switch Online game list. This time around it is the base-tier Super Nintendo library that is seeing some new games in the form of three special edition versions of some classic SNES Kirby titles. The latest in the Kirby series, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, hit the Switch library back in March to positive critical reviews just before Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards landed on the N64 Switch Online game list, but subscribers of Nintendo’s online service can now enjoy SP versions of Kirby Super StarKirby’s Dream Land 3, and Kirby’s Dream Course. More details below. 

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Today’s best Mac and iOS app deals: Swapperoo, Quell+, SkySafari 7 Plus, more

Reg. $1+ FREE+

All of Friday’s best Mac and iOS app deals are now organized for you below as we head into the weekend. Just make sure you swing over to this morning’s coverage of Apple’s new Mac Studio with M1 Max performance now that it’s $100 off the going rate alongside the rest of this week’s Apple hardware deals including the latest 12.9-inch M1 iPad Pro. Today’s app deals are highlighted by titles like Swapperoo, Quell+, Castles of Mad King Ludwig, SkySafari 7 Plus, and more. Head below for a closer look at all of Friday’s best Mac and iOS app discounts. 

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Today’s best game deals: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredder’s Revenge $22.50, more

Reg. $25 $22.50

In today’s best game deals, Nintendo is now offering digital pre-orders of the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge for $22.49 via the eShop. Regularly $25 for a digital copy and $35 in physical form at Amazon, this is the first price drop and a great chance to land a copy on day one at a discount (releases June 16, 2022). With up to 6-player co-op on the way, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge is looking to bring players back to the 2D golden era of TMNT games. With smooth pixel art-style graphics and gameplay “rooted in timeless classic brawling mechanics,” Shredder’s Revenge delivers a nostalgic experience with modern mechanics as you attempt to take down the Foot Clan. Head below for deals on Forza Horizon 5, It Takes Two, OlliOlli World, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II pre-orders, and more. 

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Summer Game Fest showcase starts now: COD MW2, Street Fighter 6, Gotham Knights, more

While E3 2022 may have officially been canceled, Geoff Keighley of The Game Awards fame is helping the cause with this year’s edition of Summer Game Fest. While Microsoft and Bethesda have a big summer showcase set for this weekend, the big midyear game reveals and announcements are kicking off right now with the Summer Game Fest livestream. Alongside an appearance from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, we are expecting to see more on the upcoming Call of Duty title as well as the latest coming out of Gotham City, Capcom titles, and more. Head below to follow along with today’s Summer Game Fest stream. 

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