The weekend’s best deals: epic PC game sales, 1Password subscriptions and more

Ars Technica

It’s the weekend and that means it’s time for a new Dealmaster. Our latest roundup of the internet’s best tech deals is topped off with a load of discounts on good PC games. Most of those are due to the return of the Epic Games Store’s annual “Mega Sale,” which began earlier this week and will run through June 16.

As with previous promotions from Epic’s PC gamestore front, the new sale stands out mainly for offering an unlimited use coupon that applies to any purchase of $14.99 or more. In past sales, this coupon has been a flat $10 discount, but Epic says it will now be offering a 25 percent discount. This means you won’t save as much as before on less expensive games – a $15 game that would have dropped to $5 after applying the coupon in previous sales now costs $1.25 – but you’ll get a little more in return with games closer up to full price. For example a newer game like LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Sagawhich normally costs $50 on PC can be purchased for $37.49 after using the coupon here.

You must first log into 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. Keep in mind that you only need to have a minimum of $14.99 in games in your shopping cart to apply the coupon: Something like Disco Elysium, an Ars favorite that retails for $14, wouldn’t qualify for the extra 25 percent off on its own, but if you add another discounted game to your cart just to cross the $15 threshold, the Coupon then apply to both titles separately at checkout. 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 on top of the ongoing discounts from the sale, many of the prices here are lower than what we’ve seen selling from competing storefronts like Steam or Humble. So to help you find a good deal again, we’ve sifted through Epic’s entire selection to pick out the discounts we think are most worthy of your attention. You can find our full list of picks below, but some of the highs are new lows on the Ars-approved Zelda-Like it Tunicthe satisfying roguelite Rogue Legacy 2and other widely regarded 2022 games like the kung fu brawler sifu and the above LEGO Star Wars† The PC ports of blockbusters like Red Dead Redemption 2god of warand Death Stranding are as cheap as we’ve seen, and several smaller games that we like are also at rock bottom or near rock bottom. Epic says it will also continue to hand out a free game each week as part of the sale; to start, that is Borderland 3† like you do not If you see a game you want in our collection, we recommend using a price tracking site like IsThereAnyDeal to make sure you get a real discount.

If you can’t bear to add even more games to your backlog, our roundup has many more interesting offers, including discounts on the handy password manager 1Password, Hulu subscriptions, AirPods, an excellent LG OLED TV, recommended board games and microSD cards, and more. Below you will find our complete overview.

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Recommended offers of the day

  • Epic Mega Sale: Various Discounts On PC Games + Recurring 25% discount coupon for $14.99+ purchases from Epic
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (PC) for $37 $50) at Epic (use a 25% off coupon)
  • Tunic (PC) for $22 $30) at Epic (use 25% Epic Coupon)
  • Hulu (ad-supported) 3 month membership before $3 $21) at Hulu (new and returning users only)
  • 1Password Standard 1 year membership for $18 $36) at 1Password
  • LG C1 (2021) 4K OLED TV + $75 Visa Gift Card for $1,097$1,275) at BuyDig
  • Apple AirPods (3rd generation) true wireless earbuds for $150 $165) at Amazon, Walmart
  • Terraforming Mars board game for $38 $55) at Amazon
  • Samsung Evo Select (512GB, U3, V30, A2) microSD card for $60 $68) at Amazon
  • SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless (2022) gaming mouse for $60$92) at Amazon, Best Buy, SteelSeries
  • Wacom Intuos (small) drawing tablet for $50 $65) at Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart
The latest set of AirPods may be worth your while if you want the usual iPhone-friendly conveniences of Apple's true wireless earbuds and better-than-normal sound with an open-back design.
enlarge The latest set of AirPods may be worth your while if you want the usual iPhone-friendly conveniences of Apple’s true wireless earbuds and better-than-normal sound with an open-back design.

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Electronics Deals

The 6th generation Apple iPad mini is the best small tablet for most people.
enlarge The 6th generation Apple iPad mini is the best small tablet for most people.

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Laptop and 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) at Amazon, B&H
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5600X 6-core/12-thread desktop processor for $200 $230) at Amazon, B&H
  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600G 6-core/12-thread desktop CPU for $169 $215) at Amazon
  • LG 32GN650-B 31.5-inch gaming monitor (1440p, 165 Hz, IPS, FreeSync) for $267 $330) at Amazon, B&H
  • Dell S2721DGF 27″ Gaming Monitor (1440p, 165 Hz, IPS, FreeSync, G-Sync Compatible) for $300 $365) at Best Buy
  • SK Hynix Gold P31 (2TB NVMe) PCIe 3.0 Internal SSD for $199 $215) at Amazon
The LG C1 is last year's model, but the vibrant OLED panel is still excellent, making it a worthy option at the current deal price.
enlarge The LG C1 is last year’s model, but the vibrant OLED panel is still excellent, making it a worthy option at the current deal price.

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TV and home entertainment deals

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gaming offers

For better or worse, Seagate's SSD expansion cards are the only official way to increase your Xbox Series S or Series X's storage for current-generation games.
enlarge For better or worse, Seagate’s SSD expansion cards are the only official way to increase your Xbox Series S or Series X’s storage for current-generation games.

Video Game Deals

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Accessories and various offers

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