The best weekend deals: Epic PC games sale, 1Password subscriptions, and more

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It’s the weekend, which means it’s time for another Dealmaster. Our latest roundup of the best tech deals on the web is illustrated by a host of discounts on great PC games. Most of them are due to the return of the annual Epic Games Store “Mega Sale”, which started earlier this week and will run until June 16th.

As with previous promotions from Epic’s PC games storefront, the new sale is most notable for offering an unlimited use coupon that applies to any purchase of $14.99 or more. In past sales, this coupon was equivalent to a flat $10 discount, but Epic says it will now give a 25% discount. This means you won’t save as much as before on cheaper games – a $15 game that would have dropped to $5 after the coupon was applied in previous sales will now cost $11.25 – but you’ll get a bit more with games closer to full price. For example, a newer game like LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Sagawhich normally costs $50 on PC, can be had for $37.49 after using the coupon here.

You’ll first need to 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. Note that you only need at least $14.99 worth of games in your cart for the coupon to apply: Something like Disco Elysee, an Ars favorite that’s on sale for $14, wouldn’t be eligible for the extra 25% off on its own, but if you add another discounted game to your cart to cross the $15 threshold, the coupon will then apply to both titles. individually 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 in addition to the sale’s ongoing discounts, many of the prices here are lower than what we’ve seen in sales from competing storefronts like Steam or Humble. So to help you find a great deal yet again, we’ve sorted through Epic’s entire selection to select the discounts we think are most worth your attention. You can find our full list of picks below, but some highlights include new lows on the Ars Approved Zelda-to like Tunicthe satisfying roguelite Rogue Legacy 2and other games 2022 generally well regarded as the kung fu brawler Sifu and the above Lego Star Wars. PC ports of blockbusters like Red Dead Redemption 2, God of the warand Death Stranding are as cheap as we’ve seen, and several smaller-scale games we like are also at or near rock bottom. Epic says it will also continue to give away a free game each week as part of the sale; start, that is Borderlands 3. If you don’t see any game you want in our roundup, we recommend using a price tracking site like IsThereAnyDeal to make sure you get a real discount.

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

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Featured offers of the day

  • Epic Mega Sale: various recurring PC+ game discounts 25% discount coupon for $14.99 + purchases at Epic
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (PC) for $37 ($50) at Epic (use 25% off coupon)
  • Tunic (PC) for $22 ($30) at Epic (use 25% Epic Coupon)
  • Hulu (ad-supported) 3-month subscription for $3 ($21) at Hulu (new and returning users only)
  • 1Password Standard one-year subscription 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 Headphones for $150 ($165) on Amazon, Walmart
  • Terraform 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 (2022) Wireless Gaming Mouse For $60 ($92) on Amazon, Best Buy, SteelSeries
  • Wacom Intuos (small) graphics tablet for $50 ($65) on Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart
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Enlarge / The latest set of AirPods might come in handy if you want the usual iPhone-compatible conveniences of Apple’s true wireless earbuds and better-than-usual sound thanks to an open-back design.

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Electronic offers

The 6th generation Apple iPad mini is the best little tablet for most people.
Enlarge / The 6th generation Apple iPad mini is the best little tablet for most people.

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Deals on laptops and desktops

  • 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 Processor for $169 ($215) on Amazon
  • LG 32GN650-B 31.5″ Gaming Monitor (1440p, 165Hz, IPS, FreeSync) for $267 ($330) at Amazon, B&H
  • Dell S2721DGF 27″ Gaming Monitor (1440p, 165Hz, IPS, FreeSync, G-Sync Compatible) for $300 ($365) at Best Buy
  • Internal PCIe 3.0 SSD SK Hynix Gold P31 (2 TB NVMe) for $199 ($215) on Amazon
The LG C1 is last year's model, but its dynamic OLED panel is still excellent, making it a worthy option at its current price.
Enlarge / The LG C1 is last year’s model, but its dynamic OLED panel is still excellent, making it a worthy option at its current price.

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TV and Home Entertainment Deals

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Enlarge / It’s not ideal for board game beginners, but Terraform Mars is a deep and deeply replayable card drafting game that we recommend.

Game offers

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

Video Game Deals

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Enlarge / Tunic is inspired by the classic Zelda games – not just in how it looks and plays, but also in the sense of wonder and discovery it frequently evokes.
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Enlarge / LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is a silly and accessible dispatch of the nine main lines star wars movies, with more open levels and a metric ton of collectibles that make it surprisingly expansive.

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Enlarge / The recently released Rogue Legacy 2 provides a satisfying roguelite loop.
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Enlarge / Final Fantasy VII Remake reimagines both the gameplay and storytelling of the original PS1 classic.
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Enlarge / We named the challenging yet heartfelt platformer Celestial the best game of 2018.

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