Amazon Prime Day, the annual shopping “holiday” exclusive to Amazon Prime members, is fast approaching. Early Tuesday morning, Amazon announced that its midsummer Black Friday will return on July 15 and 16, a full two days of deals less than three weeks away. If you’ve never shopped Prime Day before it can be a bit overwhelming, but we’ve got you covered with all the background info you’ll need and our expert advice on how to find the best deals. And on Prime Day(s) itself, Polygon will be picking out our favorite gaming, tech, and entertainment deals so be sure to check back here or follow us at @PolygonDeals to stay updated. What is Amazon Prime Day? Amazon Prime Day is, obviously, an Amazon invention. In mid-July, the retail giant discounts thousands of products across all categories in a shopping event similar to Black Friday. Though I suppose it more closely resembles Cyber Monday, since it exists almost entirely online. (The newly Amazon-owned Whole … [Read more...] about What to expect from Amazon Prime Day 2019
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday are no longer 24-hour events, but shopping marathons with discounts drip-fed over weeks. It's easy to get swept up in the buying frenzy. Online shoppers spent a record $7.9 billion this Cyber Monday in the US, while UK retailer John Lewis smashed its sales records. Here on GamesRadar, we wrote more than 100 buying guides and deals articles to steer you through the Black Friday and Cyber Monday maelstrom – and that's only the deals we liked. Truth told, it can all be a little bewildering, and - all too often - the TV, console or gadget you really want never gets *quite* cheap enough to tempt you into a purchase. So, having spent so much time and research to bring you the best gaming and entertainment deals - what items tempted the GamesRadar team to part with their hard-earned cash? In one instance, what began as a quest for a bargain 4K TV, ended with a set of transparent fairly light hooks, while another team member decided to get very drunk - at a … [Read more...] about What did the GamesRadar team buy on Black Friday and Cyber Monday?
COSPLAY is serious business these days, with many people turning their love of video games and costume-making into cash -- and in some cases even a career. We caught up with Pixie Late, who was at this weekend's MCM Expo in Birmingham wowing gaming fans with her version of Futaba, a character from Persona 5 and the soon-to-be-released Persona 5: Dancing In Starlight. How did you get into cosplay in the first place? And how did that turn into a job? What sort of work does being professional cosplayer involve? How many man-hours of work went into your Futaba outfit? Did you choose Futaba - and if so, why? What are your favourite characters to cosplay as, and why? How would you advise someone who enjoys cosplay takes their work to the next level? ALARMINGLY GOOD VALUE Tesco has a RIDICULOUS Xbox One deal today - but only in stores dead good deal Where to get Red Dead Redemption 2 the cheapest on Black Friday 2018 TestedSMART HOME The three things you need to do to stop your new … [Read more...] about Professional cosplayer Pixie Late reveals how to make a living dressing up as your favourite game characters
In doing some link checking for a review I am working on, I started noticing that there are some pretty major sales going on… that whole Black Friday thing. To non-Americans, Black Friday is a tricky thing to explain. It’s name is routed in this Friday representing the day retailors traditionally went “Into the black” meaning they started turning a profit on the year. To celebrate, there is an uber deal day around the world. Traditionally ( and I am talking like 5 years worth of tradition here… ) online deals are on Cyber Monday, the upcoming Monday after Black Friday, but it appears some e-tailors ( did I really just say that! ) started early. The roundup of great game related deals I have seen so far! Corel Painter for 249$ 180$ off and free shipping I love Corel Painter, its great for replecating the analog art experience and I use the freebie version that shipped with my tablet all the time. That said, 250$ is … [Read more...] about November 2011
Not too long ago we warned of a potential impending surge in graphics card prices. Unfortunately for those looking to upgrade graphics cards or buy a new GPU, that prediction has come true, and then some. Right now is the worst time in the history of graphics cards to buy or upgrade this all-important gaming component. I've run through the list of current generation GPUs, and I've even looked at previous generation GPUs. The price changes in the past two weeks are staggering. Here's the full rundown, starting with Nvidia and then moving to AMD, from highest performing to lowest performing parts. Note that many of the cards are only showing prices from third-party resellers, as Amazon and Newegg rapidly sell out of their inventory (often at lower prices). If you're interested in buying a GPU, I'd recommend putting a "notify" alert on it and be ready to order ASAP if it comes back in stock at a reasonable price. All the current Nvidia graphics cards GTX 1080 Ti 11GB: Launched with a … [Read more...] about It’s a terrible time to buy a graphics card