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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.

Thursday Jolt: Disney Frozen Toy Set for $15, 6-Pack of Earbuds for $13

Bring the entire cast of Frozen home for your children for just $15, plus save $20 on Samsung's 1TB UHD Video Pack, which comes preloaded with 10 UHD movies and 30 documentaries. These deals, and more are in today's list of five Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.

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!

Wednesday Jolt: 77% Off Star Wars Games, Cheapest LED Bulbs

We won't force you into buying any Star Wars video games, but at these prices, you might padawant to! Plus, we have an illuminating deal on LED bulbs that'll help you see your way to savings. These deals and more are in today's list of five Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.

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.

Should You Buy a Gaming Microconsole?

Small, affordable set-top boxes are bringing certain mobile and PC games to television screens. We run down the available options, and whether they're right for you.

Rumor Roundup: Red Dead Redemption Sequel?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple Watch, Red Dead Redemption, Captain Marvel, 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!

AAA Video Games Can Drop From $60 to $30 in Just 1 Month

Gaming is an expensive hobby. You throw down some serious cash for the latest console, and then you've still gotta shell out more to build up a stable of the latest titles. We tracked the prices of 2014's biggest PS4 and Xbox One games for months with one question in mind: When should you buy?

Rumor Roundup: Is Pokemon Coming to iOS?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Inception, Zelda, 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!

Rumor Roundup: Download Arkham Knight to Your Bat-Computer?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about YouTube, Batman, Call of Duty, 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!

Barbie Wants to Talk to Your Kids: Can a Wi-Fi-Enabled Barbie Revitalize America's Favorite Doll?

With dropping demand and an obliviously sexist book, Barbie has stumbled recently. Mattel hopes to change that with a new interactive model, but will privacy concerns sink it?

Friday Jolt: Budget Windows Tablet With a Quad CPU, Sitewide Savings from Kate Spade

They may not arrive in time to save your Valentine's Day, but our Morning Jolt roundup of the best Editors' Choice deals from overnight and early this morning will certainly save you some cash.

9 Alternative Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for the Modern Romantic

Love-sick lads and lasses who are tired of shopping for chocolates and flowers will be inspired by ~!our selection of adorable alternatives to the more typical heart-filled and sweet-smelling Valentine's Day options. The spoils include a bouquet of unicorns (oh yes) and a pair of mittens that's been sickeningly crafted for two.

12 Spectacularly Inappropriate Coloring Books

In our daily trolling through the dark and scary corners of the internet, we were surprised to find the trend of merging the totally, obviously childish pleasure of the coloring with complicated adult themes like existentialism, depression, practicing law, and Bill Murray. Read on to see our 12 favorite grown-up coloring books, and prepare to be amazed!

How to Find Discounted Gift Cards & Sell Unwanted Gift Cards Online

Didn't get the gift card you wanted this holiday season? Whether you're buying a card at a discount or selling the one you have, we've created an all-inclusive guide for all of your gift card queries.

Thursday Jolt: Unlocked, Refurb iPad mini for $245, 65" Samsung Smart HDTV for $975

Merry Christmas! No doubt you reading this through a food-and-nog coma, having already given and received enough presents. But with the holiday gifting season over, you can think about what you REALLY want. If that pottery kit from Aunt Marge isn't doing it for you, see if you can use the store credit on one of the items below, like an unlocked, refurbished iPad mini for the best price we've ever seen, or a 65" Smart HDTV. These offers and more are in the Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning

10 Stores That Offer Christmas Eve Pickup

Christmas Eve is just hours away, and if you're short a few gifts, we've got your back. We've rounded up 10 stores that will let you shop online and pick up your items in-store on Christmas Eve. Even better, one of these retailers will hand-deliver your items to you!

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.

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.