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Best Cyber Week Gaming Deals: The Wii U Bundle Is Back!

Cyber Week deals on video games are like Quick Time Events: You pounce on 'em when they appear, else you get fragged. (Fragged = missing the deal.) Here, we're rounding up all the Editors' Choice savings on must-have consoles, games, and accessories, but you'd better snag them now — prices like this won't last long.

6 Songs That Will Get You in the Mood for Black Friday Week

Every year, Black Friday deals seem to roll around a little sooner, making the deal season last longer than ever before. And yet, there are still no traditional Black Friday songs. So, we've slightly modified six existing holiday classics to reflect the most wonderful time of the DealNews year.

Thanksgiving vs. Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday: What to Buy Each Day

Black Friday is held up as the ultimate shopping day, but Thanksgiving actually offers better deals. Of course, there are great sales to be found on Cyber Monday, too. So when is the best day to shop? It depends on what you're buying!

Top 5 Stores for the Best Black Friday Deals Online in 2015

Almost every major retailer has unveiled their Black Friday ad by now, and even a week out, some of our predictions have been blown out of the water by lower prices. We looked at last year's top deal performers, and see that they are already gunning for a repeat this year.

Our Master List of EVERY Black Friday Ad Worth Buying Next Week

Sorting through Black Friday ads can be overwhelming, so our editors have pared down the thousands of offers into a list of only the deals that are truly great. From TVs to tablets, and everything in between, here are the things you need to be on the lookout for next week.

Toys "R" Us Black Friday Ad Analysis: Lots of Half-Price Toys, Discounts on the Fabulous 15

Toys "R" Us has finally stepped up its Black Friday game, releasing its ad a week earlier and actually offering deals worth noting. The store has slashed prices by about 50% and has even discounted a couple of its notorious Fabulous 15 toys.

Free Money! Gift Cards and Credits to Spend on Black Friday

When you score a discounted gift card or nab a store credit, you're basically getting free money! And there's no better time to stock up on extra cash than the week before Black Friday. Maximize your savings with this roundup of all the best gift card and credit offers for retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Gap, and more.

Best Black Friday Gaming Ads: An Xbox Bundle That Saves You $100

This is shaping up to be an exceptional Black Friday for video game deals, despite a few initial stumbles. We've sorted through the many, many Gears of War and Uncharted console bundles to bring you the very best Black Friday gaming ads.

Deals That Make You Go Hmmm...: The 11 Most Unusual Black Friday Deals We've Ever Seen

TVs, laptops, toys — you'll see loads of these items discounted on Black Friday. But who expects to see a discount on a Wampa rug? How about an iPotty iPad Holder for kids? We've scoured the DealNews archives to bring you the 11 most unusual Black Friday deals.

Meijer Black Friday Ad Analysis: A 55" Doorbuster That Matches Target

While ho-hum for the most part, Meijer's Black Friday ad does boast a couple of TV doorbusters that are worth seeking out, a great Wii U bundle, and savings on Amazon Fire tablets.

18 Hilariously Lame 'Doorbusters' From Black Fridays Past

Planking, Segways, Big Mouth Billy Bass, Hoobastank, Black Friday deals. These are all things that we once thought were so great, but now seem pretty silly, when we look back on them. Join us, won't you, as we travel back in time to make fun of Black Friday deals of yesteryear. They're delightful in their quaint awfulness!

GameStop Black Friday Ad Analysis: Their Best Digital Sale in Over a Year

GameStop's 2015 Black Friday ad has leaked, giving gamers their first real look at the shopping holiday. The circular is full of highlights, promising both a great PC download sale and AAA games that hit our predictions. Read on for our full analysis of the best and worst bits of this ad.

8 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Holiday Shopping During Black Friday

While shopping for yourself, don't forget that Black Friday is a time to buy for others too. Cashmere, beauty products, and more make for affordable gifts.

A Man Is Waiting in Line 33 Days Before Black Friday, but NOT for the Reason You Think

Kevin Sutton started camping outside a Best Buy in Orlando, Florida on October 25, a record-breaking 33 days ahead of Black Friday. Here's the kicker: Sutton is on a mission, but it might not be the one you'd think.

6 Crazy Deals That Could Actually Happen This Black Friday

Black Friday is all about best-of-the-year prices, but there are some deals that are so promising, we have to single them out. From TVs to video games, these are the ultra low prices and the unpredictable products that could make Black Friday worth it.

Dell Home Black Friday Ad Analysis: Highly-Rated 60" 4K TV Hits New Price Low

Dell Home's 2015 Black Friday ad has arrived and we've just finished hand-picking the circular's top deals. From budget 2-in-1s to an Xbox One bundle that's perfectly in line with our predictions, these are the Dell deals you shouldn't miss.

What People Want on Black Friday Might Surprise You

What are the Black Friday deals we'll be coveting the most this year? We surveyed 2,472 DealNews readers to find out, and the answers might surprise you.

Black Friday Toys 2015: Star Wars Toys Are Far, Far Away!

TVs and fancy electronics get most of the attention as Black Friday doorbusters, but toys are big news, too, because everyone's stocking up on holiday gifts. You and your kids can have a very merry holiday, if you know where to find the best toy deals during the Black Friday season and beyond.

There's Now a Patch to Make Batman: Arkham Knight for PC Slightly Less Terrible

There are a slew of bugs left to fix, and the game still isn't available for new purchases, suggesting there's still room to improve.

Rumor Roundup: Female Playable Character in GTA VI? Fat iPhone?

Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple iPhones, Grand Theft Auto 6, Adele, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest speculations from the Internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

VIDEO: Should Video Games Be in the Olympics?

Video games are only rumored to be under Olympic consideration, but British bookmakers are already taking bets on what titles will make the games. In this brief video, we discuss whether we want to see Counter-Strike, Dota 2, and Hearthstone in the Winter Games!

New Video Games Are Coming! Play Catch Up With the Best Prices on Previous Titles

E3 2015 boasted long-awaited series installments from Fallout, Mass Effect, Halo, and many more. You might want to track down a ton of old titles to familiarize yourself with these game worlds. But don't let your eagerness lead to impulse purchases! Give your wallet a break with our handy chart.

How to Save on PC Game Downloads Throughout the Year

The much-hyped Summer Sale is over, and it was underwhelming anyway. From preorders to Steam's other sales, we look at how to save money on gaming downloads all year round.

Amazon Now Has Secret Video Game Discounts for Prime Members

As if there weren't already enough perks to using Amazon Prime, the mega-retailer reportedly has rolled out yet another one — albeit very quietly. It appears as if Amazon has been offering secret discounts on some video games for Prime members.

10 Awesome Terminator Collectibles (For the T-800 Who Has Everything)

Terminator Genisys is almost here, and to celebrate, we've found everything from Terminator chess boards to candy on eBay. After all, every Terminator fan needs a custom-made bust of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

National Splurge Day: Got the Urge to Splurge? Do It Wisely!

National Splurge Day is June 18, and though the idea of reckless spending sends a shiver down our frugal, money-saving spines, maybe — just maybe — we can spin this faux-liday into something that fits both the urge to splurge and the cravings for savings! Here's our list of items that you can splurge on, because they are more than worth the extra money you spend on them!

Game Developers Were Caught Inflating Prices for Steam's Summer Sale

Some companies were caught inflating prices ahead of the Steam Summer Sale, so they could exaggerate later discounts. Here are some titles to be wary of.

Rumor Roundup: High-Grade Aluminum iPhone? Gosling Theft Auto?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple iPhone, Ryan Gosling, Pokemon, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

10 Crazy 'Jurassic Park' Collectibles for Super Fans

Jurassic World is coming, so we rounded up the strangest and wildest toys, set pieces, and costumes from the franchise — including old cereal and William H. Macy's pants.

Everything You Need to Know About the Steam Summer Sale

One of Valve's two biggest sales is inbound soon, and it's a major event for PC gamers. We don't know exactly when the Steam Summer Sale will start, but can reliably estimate the deals you should (and shouldn't) wait for.

Rumor Roundup: 24/7 Star Wars Channel? Mortal Kombat Santa?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Star Wars, Mortal Kombat, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

8 Surprising 'Limited Editions' That Now Cost a Ton on eBay

Brands like Victoria's Secret, TOMS, and Vans don't produce luxury goods — but due to scarcity and exclusivity, their limited editions can resell for massive markups.