Best Buy’s PS4, Xbox One, And Nintendo Switch Deals This Week

It’s a new week, which means you can find a new set of deals on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch games at Best Buy. Maybe you got a gift card over the holidays, maybe you’re planning to return something and you’ll have store credit, or maybe you’re just looking to save some cash on a game. Whatever the case, here are this week’s video game discounts worth checking out.

You can save $40 on the PlayStation Classic mini console, bringing the price down to a much more reasonable level at $60. Select Xbox One controllers are $10 off. If you buy an Xbox One S or X, you’ll get a free $50 e-gift card.

If you’re willing to place a pre-order, you can get additional deals if you have a free My Best Buy membership. Pre-order Kingdom Hearts 3, and you’ll receive a $10 reward certificate and a free keychain. You can also get a $10 reward, along with some in-game goodies, for pre-ordering BioWare’s shared-world shooter Anthem.

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As for games that are available now, many of the discounts are holdovers from previous weeks, but no matter: a good deal is a good deal. Battlefield V, which has only been out for a month, is half off at $30. The similarly new game Fallout 76 is down to $40, but if you’d rather explore an offline version of the wasteland, try Fallout 4 GotY Edition for $30.

While you won’t find any deals this week on Red Dead Redemption 2, Xbox One owners can pick up the Xbox 360 game Red Dead Redemption (playable on Xbox One via backwards compatibility) for $10. Switch owners can grab the one-two punch of America’s Greatest Game Shows: Wheel of Fortune & Jeopardy for $20.

You can find more of our picks below, or you can check out the full list of video game deals on Best Buy’s sale page.

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Author: GameSpot

Fortnite Rings In New Year With Fireworks

Fortnite appears to be ringing in the new year for anyone who happens to be in the game when the ball drops. A video captured from a streamer in New Zealand–where 2019 came earlier than many other territories–shows the festivities as they occurred, and we’re likely to see the same across other time zones as well.

Streamer Rocky posted the video, which includes a giant spinning disco ball, some fireworks, and “2019” appearing in its own fireworks in the sky. You can actually hear the participants realize what’s happening as the video goes on, and one remarks that it’s “3 AM.” So the event is location-based, but it may or may not happen at exactly midnight for you.

Fortnite has become known for hosting special in-world events that can only be witnessed if you happen to be in the game at the exact time it all goes down. Usually these are reserved for big events during seasonal transitions or when building the meta-story about what will happen next. For weeks Kevin the cube slowly lumbered toward Loot Lake, for example, but only players in-game when it touched down got to see it flop over the edge and melt.

Currently Fortnite is in Season 7, offering a bevy of new cosmetics for those who complete the Battle Pass. You can check out our challenge guide for tips on how to complete the various tasks and earn your stars. Meanwhile, Epic is fending off legal challenges from the most unexpected of places: various celebrities and viral video stars suing over the use of their dances.

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Two Of January’s Xbox One Games With Gold Are Now Available

Xbox Live Gold subscribers can now get their first free games of 2019. That’s because two of January’s Games with Gold are now available on Xbox Live. Better yet, the games in question were well-received–which isn’t always the case for these freebies–so you’ll probably want to give them a shot if you haven’t tried them yet.

The Xbox One game is Celeste, a side-scrolling platformer about a young woman trying to make her way to the top of a mountain. The many obstacles in your way are challenging to overcome, but thanks to a forgiving checkpoint system, you never lose too much progress when you die. In our Celeste review, Oscar Dayus wrote, “Parts of Celeste are challenging to play–in both its gameplay difficulty and its subject matter–but it is a memorable experience worth seeing through.” Celeste is free throughout the whole month of January.

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The new year’s first free Xbox 360 game (also playable on Xbox One via backwards compatibility) is Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. This isometric action game from 2010 has you and an optional co-op partner solve environmental puzzles and defeat enemies in the Mayan jungle. It’s free to download until January 15.

One of December’s Games with Gold, the Xbox One puzzle/platformer Never Alone, is also still available for free until January 15. Then, starting January 16, you’ll be able to grab the Xbox One racing game WRC 6 FIA World Rally Championship and the Xbox 360 open-world shooter Far Cry 2.

Games With Gold January 2019

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