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5 Games to Look for During the Steam Holiday Sale

Steam's annual Holiday Sale means massive discounts for PC gamers. Since many of the best Steam Sale deals pop up only briefly, we've rounded up a few quality titles to watch for that will help fill your game library without emptying your wallet. You're likely to find these games, at these prices, and know that they're worth your time.

The Most Dangerous Toys of 2014: What to Get for the Kids You Hate

Why chance ruining the holiday by getting your kids toys that'll harm them? That's not very cheery and in the spirit of things! To make sure you don't spend Christmas in the E.R. check out W.A.T.C.H.'s list of the season's 10 Worst Toys.

Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids: 36 Cans of Play-Doh for $18, Transformers Figure for $22

The days leading up to Christmas are kind of rough for kids. Between the creepy Santa photo ops, strange relatives, and uncomfortable holiday formal wear, this is hardly the most wonderful time of the year for them. Then Christmas morning arrives, and all that torture is forgotten in the face of awesome presents. And if you still need Christmas gift ideas for kids at this point, then you need all the help you can get.

Rumor Roundup: Mass Effect for New Consoles Only? Apple Watch in 2015? More?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple Watch, Mass Effect 4, Windows 10, 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!

Jingle Broke: 9 Hidden Holiday Costs & Their Affordable Alternatives

The holidays mean spending dough on a sleigh full of presents, but it doesn't mean you have to slay your bank account or credit balance in the process. You know what we mean: Green as a Grinch, dollar bills fly out of your pockets as you pay and pay and pay for all the extras. To avoid the burden of overspending this season, we recommend taking a look at these nine expenditures that offer wiggle room for extra savings.

Best Cyber Monday Gaming Deals: Save $30 On Critically-Acclaimed The Last Of Us

The Cyber Monday video game buy-athon continues! We've rounded up gaming deals for all consoles from the PS4 to the PC. Many of these Editors' Choice offers are at all-time price lows, but the Cyber Monday savings won't last much longer than a quick-time event, so get purchasing. Be sure to check back often, as we'll continue to update this page with all the latest, best Cyber Monday gaming deals.

Best Cyber Monday Toy Deals: 3 Sitewide Sales You Can't Miss From Mattel, LEGO, & Target

From toddlers to adults, these holiday toy deals have something for everyone. So make someone else's month merry and bright with our roundup of the top Cyber Monday toy deals. Just be sure to check back often, as we'll be updating this page with the latest, greatest toy deals as they appear.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in December

You may have skipped Black Friday, but you still need to buy holiday gifts. Maintain lots of holiday cheer by shopping wisely with our December buying guide. We've pored over the extensive DealNews archives from years past to guide you in your quest for the most savvy purchases in December.

Best Black Friday Toy Deals: Free Shipping at LEGO, Frozen Dress-Up for $17

Since about of quarter of you are shopping for kids right now, we're betting you need to know where to find the hottest deals on LEGO, Frozen, and Fisher-Price. That's why we've rounded up the sweetest savings on the season's hottest gifts.

Cyber Monday Video Games You Can Get Now: Console Games from $5

Kick off the holiday weekend with a video game marathon. We've rounded up deals on all consoles from the PS4 to your Windows PC. Many deals are at all-time price lows, and a few you can pickup in-store today. Just don't waste any time; these games are selling out fast! Be sure to check back often, as we'll continue to update this page with all the latest, best Black Friday gaming deals.

Best Black Friday Xbox One Ads: Don't Buy Yours Without a Bundled Gift Card

The last time Black Friday rolled around, the Xbox One was a distinctly bad buy. But that's not the case these days! With significantly patched software and a robust library of games, gamers can finally feel good about adding an Xbox One to the cart. Read on to discover the best Xbox One Black Friday ads out there.

Update: Walmart's Pre-Black Friday Sale Includes a Super Hot TV Doorbuster

We now know what will be included in Walmart's "Pre-Black Friday Event" in the store will match the prices of various items found in competitor ads. As it turns out, there are some pretty awesome doorbusters available.

The Best Black Friday Gaming Ads: Gift Cards Make Next-Gen Bundles Great

This is shaping up to be an exceptional Black Friday for video game deals, despite a rather disappointing ad from GameStop. We've sorted through the many, many Assassin's Creed bundles to bring you the very best Black Friday gaming ads from Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and more. Read on for our full analysis.

Toys R Us Black Friday Ad Analysis: Stock Up on Skylanders, 50% Off LEGO

Better late than never, Toys "R" Us has finally put out its Black Friday ads. These stores will open up at 5 pm local time on Thanksgiving, with a handful of in-store exclusives that are certain to make kids melt and parents grumble. Will any of the Fabulous 15 toys break tradition and see super savings? (Spoiler alert: Nope.) Read on for our full Toys "R" Us ad analysis.

18 Hilariously Lame 'Doorbusters' From Black Fridays Past

Acid-washed jeans, mullets, flared collars, Miley Cyrus, Black Friday deals. These are all things that we once thought were so great, back in the day, but now appear pretty silly. Join us, won't you, as we take a look back at several Black Friday deals of yesteryear. They are delightful in their quaint awfulness!

Black Friday Price Matching Guide: What Walmart, Target, and More Will Offer

Black Friday is right around the corner, and hordes of savvy shoppers are going to descend on malls near you to scoop up the best deals immediately. If you want another way to get the best Black Friday offers, you should look into price matching policies. Here's a guide to understanding price matching, including some breakdowns of the Black Friday price matching policies for specific retailers.

Kmart Black Friday Ad Analysis: Tablet Deals Worth Waking Up For

Kmart isn't playing around with Black Friday this year. Boasting the earliest Thanksgiving opening time at 6 am, Sears' sister store is intent on holding a 42-hour Black Friday shopathon. But will the deals be worth ditching your turkey dinner to stand in line? We examined the leaked Kmart Black Friday ad to find out.

Costco Black Friday Ad Analysis: Discounts on Tablets, Gift Cards, and More

Of all the Black Fridays ads we've seen to date, Costco's is the trickiest; rather than list final prices, the wholesale retailer chose to list dollar-off discounts on select products. However, we've hand-picked a few deals we think will be the winners of this bunch.

Deals That Make You Go Hmmm...: The Most Unusual Black Friday Deals

TVs, laptops, toys — you'll see loads of these items discounted on Black Friday. But who expects to see a discount on prosthetic cat ears? How about a free bag of real reindeer poop? We've scoured the DealNews archives to bring you the most unusual Black Friday deals.

Dell Black Friday Ad Analysis: Console Deals Beat TVs and Laptops

Dell's official Black Friday ad is here, making it the first consumer electronics circular we've seen this season. Though in the past the retailer has wowed us with its aggressive TV deals, this time around it's Dell's gaming console deals that have us feeling weak in the knees.

Everything You Need to Get an Amazing Black Friday Gaming Deal

We'll be updating this page with all the latest news, ads, buying guides, and any other information you'll need to get the best gaming deals on Black Friday. We're expecting the biggest deals on the Xbox One as well as PC games; so be sure to bookmark it and check back regularly.

Microsoft Cuts $50 Off the Xbox One, But We've Already Seen it for Cheaper

If you've been holding off on buying the Xbox One, then it might seem like good news that Microsoft has announced it will slice $50 off the price of the console. But in actuality, we have consistently seen deals for the Kinect version for lessway less — than Microsoft's new price.

Rumor Roundup: Renee Zellweger? Apple Loyalty Programs? More?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Renee Zellweger, Mosquitos, 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!

Black Friday Home Goods Predictions for 2014: Fill Your House With Deals

The Black Friday season is an excellent time to score deals on electronics of all kinds, and we're not just talking about TVs and laptops. You'll find everything from large appliances to kitchen electrics to power tools included in Black Friday ads, with doorbuster prices that beat anything we'll see the rest of the year. Read on for our in-depth analysis of the best Black Friday Home Goods deals.

Top 5 Stores for the Best Black Friday Deals Online in 2014

We've rounded up the top five stores that will slash the most price tags and flaunt the best sales during Black Friday week this year. And interestingly enough, we've got a big upset alert, as Walmart dropped from the number two spot on our list.

Black Friday Gaming & Toys 2014: You'll Actually Find 'Frozen' Deals!

While TVs and other electronics get all the attention as Black Friday doorbusters, toys and video games have emerged to be a weighty presence during the shopping holiday. If you're a gamer or adult who has kids' toys on the brain, it's a good time to score an Editors' Choice deal. So what prices and sales can you expect to see?

Black Friday Streaming & Blu-ray 2014: 80% Off Popular Movies

With the trend towards cable cutting growing ever stronger, shoppers are increasingly interested in streaming media devices that allow them to cast movies, shows, and general videos to their big-screen TVs. Black Friday will bring a wealth of discounts on the myriad options now available. And for those of you who still prefer having the physical copy in-hand, we're also expecting amazing deals on Blu-ray movies as well.

Black Friday Beauty 2014: BOGO Sales on Steroids

We tend to focus on techy things for the Black Friday predictions, but that doesn't mean the soft goods retailers aren't crushing it, too. For instance, did you know that we see a big surge in beauty and grooming deals around Black Friday?

Black Friday Shoes 2014: Watch Out for Shipping Requirements

Shoe lovers may find themselves doing a bit of gambling on Black Friday — do you buy that coveted pair the minute the price drops, or wait for Cyber Monday and potentially score a better deal? Fortunately for you, we tracked in-store and online shoe sales all the way back to 2011, and we're ready to take the mystery out of your Black Friday shopping with our 2014 predictions.

Apple Black Friday 2014: The New iPad Air Will Be on Sale

Contrary to what many people think, Apple items do go on sale, and Black Friday is an especially good time to snag a deal on an iDevice. So what's the best way to get Apple goodies on sale? Rule number one: Do not buy from Apple.

Black Friday Clothing 2014: Sales Start Early in the Week

You might not think of clothes when it comes to Black Friday, but many apparel stores will actually offer their best discounts of the entire year in late November. Here's how you can score Editors' Choice deals from American Eagle, Eddie Bauer, REI, and more.

Black Friday iPhone & Android 2014: Get Ready for $0 Smartphones

Smartphone sales tend to flourish during the holidays, and this Black Friday will be no exception. Orders of Apple's new iPhones have already topped 4 million, whereas Android is still dominating the market with smartphones that are almost three times cheaper than Apple's handhelds. As we approach Black Friday, here are the smartphone prices you can expect from retailers and carriers alike.