Best Prime Day video game gear deals: Save $70 on Corsair K95 keyboard, $10 on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Yes, the new Sony PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are coming soon. But they won’t be available in time for Amazon Prime Day on Tuesday and Wednesday, and there’s zero chance they’d be discounted if they were. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, there are plenty of deals on gaming gear and accessories coming over the next two days. 

These are the current best deals at Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Newegg and other retailers. We’ll be updating this list throughout the day with new deals, and moving expired ones to a No Longer Available section at the bottom to help you keep track. 

Corsair

One of the best all-around gaming keyboards, with per-key RGB backlighting and Cherry MX Silver

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Best Prime Day video game deals 2020 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC gaming

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Gaming gifts (even to yourself) never go out of style and always fit. (Photo: Getty Images)
Gaming gifts (even to yourself) never go out of style and always fit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Back in March we never imagined we’d still be spending so much time at home as the leaves drop from the trees, right? But such is 2020. It’s no wonder gaming has been so popular. It’s a great escape: Immersing yourself in another world lets you take a break from this one.

If you’re a committed gamer, chances are you’re ready for some fresh challenges. And if you’re new to the form, well, now is the perfect time to give it a try. Amazon Prime Day is delivering all sorts of incredible deals to bring you some gaming excitement, whether

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Game Platform Roblox Files Confidentially for Public Listing

Online game platform Roblox said Monday that on a confidential basis it had submitted a draft registration statement to the Securities and Exchange Commission for a public offering of common stock.

The San Mateo, Calif., company said it hasn’t determined the number of Class A common shares it will sell and at what price.

Roblox said it intends to commence the public offering following completion of the SEC review.

The company is aiming for a public valuation of about $8 billion, Reuters reported earlier this month. 

That would double the $4 billion valuation it got in a $150 million fundraising round in February led by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. The VC firm said in February that the platform reached more than 115 million monthly users.

The company hosts millions of games that are built by its users, who then get a share of any related revenue. 

“Roblox is powered

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PS5’s Game Boost Feature Improves Certain Backwards Compatible PS4 Games

The PS5 launches around the world next month, and while there are still many lingering questions about how the system works, Sony has now shared some more details about its backwards compatibility. As with Xbox Series X, it appears a few previous-gen games will be improved when played on PS5 thanks to Game Boost, a feature that gives some PlayStation 4 games a performance boost on the newer console.

As detailed on the PlayStation support website, Game Boost allows certain PS4 titles to “run with a higher or smoother frame rate” when played on a PS5. However, Sony notes that this will only apply to “select” games; it appears the performance boost won’t be applied across the board, as Xbox Series X does with Xbox One games.

The company shed a bit more light on how the feature will work in a PlayStation Blog post. “Some titles with unlocked frame

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Best Video Game Deals For PC

Amazon’s Prime Day, which normally falls on a July, is near, and even the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is not going to stop it from going as planned. The next 48 hours will see a wave of discounts in America’s largest online retailer, including those on PC games as well as PC gaming accessories such as headsets and keyboards and even gaming computers.

Some of the best deals, however, are reserved only for those with Amazon Prime membership. If you don’t have one yet, you may want to try a 30-day free trial right now, and enjoy perks such as free shipping and faster delivery times. That said, here are some of the best PC gaming deals that you can take advantage of on Amazon ahead of Prime Day:

1. Doom Eternal

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Slash and mow through the armies of Hell and save mankind with “DOOM Eternal.”

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Halo Infinite, A Game With No Release Date, Is Still Leading Xbox Series X Marketing

If “Better with Kinect” was the great misstep of the Xbox One launch, it seems more and more like a similar issue, albeit not on the same level perhaps, is Microsoft relying so heavily on Halo Infinite making it out for the Xbox Series X/S launch.

In the last two days we have seen promotion for the Series X ramp up. There’s a new TV spot for the console starring Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya, and Series X boxes have been spotted in the wild making their way to retailers.

What do both have in common? Master Chief is heavily focused on in the ad, and he makes up the entire back of the box.

It’s very clear just how much Microsoft was banking on Halo Infinite making it out for the Series X launch, and now that it isn’t, and does not in fact even have a

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Global PC & Consoles Shooter Game Genre Overview 2019-2021: 1400+ Shooter Games for PC and Gaming Consoles

The “2019-2021 PC & Consoles Shooter Game Genre Overview” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

This research contains information regarding 1400+ shooter games made for PC and gaming consoles. Includes both released games and still developing projects. Contains the signals and trends of the shooter genre, shows the empty spots in the industry, least and most presented features, settings, time eras, multiplayer types and many other options describing every game mentioned.

Audiences who might need this research:

Game developers who are in the middle of the development process for a shooter game

This research provides extensive information on all the releases within the shooter genre releasing near to your project. You can also filter the included raw catalogue of games by multiple filters and easily find the closest competitors to your game and improve your project in a way it becomes much more competitive and innovative.

Game developers who

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Backward Compatibility, PS4 Game Resolution, PS VR Confirmed

KEY POINTS

  • About 99% of PS4 games will have backward compatibility for the PS5
  • Playing select PS4 games on the new console will see better loading speeds and graphics
  • To enjoy PlayStation VR on the PS5, players will need the PS Camera for PS4 

With a month to go before the PlayStation 5 officially launches, Sony has answered a few burning questions for those who are curious about the next-gen console.

Posting on the official PlayStation Blog, Sony dealt mostly with questions regarding backward compatibility and PlayStation VR, and put a few rumors to rest while addressing some things that may have been leaving those curious about the PS5 anxious.

Regarding backward compatibility that was not in the plans for the PlayStation 4 when that system launched, Sony said that this time around 99% of PS4 titles will work on the PS5, confirming something previously teased by Sony Interactive Entertainment

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Game, Set And Match. The Business Masters Where European Are The World Champions

With his 13th French Open tennis title at Roland Garros this weekend, Spain’s Rafael Nadal has equalled Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam men’s titles. Croatia’s Novak Djokovic, with 17 Grand Slams to his name will need at least another year if he is to catch up on his rivals.

Nadal won his first French Open tennis title in 2005. In the past 15 years, few things in the world of sport have been as sure. When it comes to men’s tennis, Europeans are the Masters of the Court.

There is a similar pattern of European domination in the Masters of Management (MiM). This pre-experience business degree has seen tremendous growth in the last decade, as college

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PS5 Game File Sizes Revealed, And You Could Run Out Of Space Quickly

Start planning out space for your PS5 games on the system’s SSD now, because they are going to take up a lot of room. In fact, it might not be too long before you have to start deleting games if the file sizes Sony has revealed are anything to go by.

On the PlayStation Direct website, which lets you buy PlayStation games and accessories directly from Sony, Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Demon’s Souls both have their file sizes estimated. In the case of Spider-Man: Miles Morales, the standard version of the game takes up 50GB, while the Ultimate Edition, which packs in a copy of Spider-Man: Remastered, takes up 105GB. Demon’s Souls, meanwhile, is a full remake of the 2009 PS3 game and takes up about 66GB.

For comparison, From Software’s previous game, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, takes up less than 13GB on PS4. The PS3 version of Demon’s Souls

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