Best PC gaming deals of the week

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If you are reading this, odds are fairly good that you are both an internet user and alive. That winning combination will also mean that it’s probably been almost impossible not to have run into some form of notification that today is, in fact, Star Wars day. Because May the 4th, you know. If nothing else, it’s given me an excuse to use a shot from Dark Forces as the header to this week’s roundup of the best PC gaming deals. Come for the whimsy, stay for the deals.

As usual, we’ve got deals that’ll work in the UK, deals that’ll work in the US and some deals that will work in both the UK and US, as well as presumably many other places. Let’s get started.

UK & US Deals

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The shockingly appropriate timing of this Star Wars themed sale and the Star Wars Day branding at Humble Bundle slightly undersells the fact that it means you can pick up Knights of the Old Republic for £2.37, TIE Fighter for £2.79, Dark Forces for £1.62 and Rebel Assault 1 and 2 for £2.79.

Up to 66% off Star Wars titles from Humble Store

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Green Man Gaming will give you an extra 22% off a batch of games when you enter the code MAY22 at checkout. It’ll even work on some of the site’s already-discounted titles, too.

22% off selected games using code MAY22 from Green Man Gaming

UK Deals

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For one reason or another, the original Xbox’s bulky monster of a controller – the Duke – is making a return next week. Hyperkin has paired up with the controller’s original designer to bring an updated version to release. This thing works on Windows 10 enabled PCs and will cost you £69.99. If that’s your kind of thing.

Hyperkin Xbox Duke controller for £69.99 from Amazon UK

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 8-core CPU with Wraith Prism Cooler

Those of you daring enough to be building a gaming PC in this particular economic state, you may as well save as much cash as you can along the way. With that in mind, this AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 8-core CPU comes with a Wraith Prism Cooler and is discounted by £43 at the moment, costing £286.45.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X CPU with Wraith Prism cooler for £286.45 from Amazon UK

Arrow Video Blu-ray Sale

Movie buffs and horror fanatics can both indulge in their collective vices this week, as HMV is offering a range of Arrow Video Blu-rays in either 3 for £20 or 5 for £30 bundles. It’s the perfect excuse to add classics like The Thing, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, House, To Live and Die in L.A. and more.

3 for £20 or 5 for £30 on Arrow Video blu-rays from HMV

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If you don’t mind going for a ‘Grade A’ version – which usually means it’s a refurb or has an opened box – you can get yourself a fancy Razer Phone for about half price this week. It’s currently £360 at LaptopsDirect, which, despite its on-the-nose name, sells phones apparently.

Razer Phone (Grade A) for £359.97 from LaptopsDirect

Amazon Echo Show New Pre-order

If somehow, you still don’t own an Amazon Echo or any other Alexa-enabled device by now, you’re probably the type that isn’t going to go for one. That said, if the thing holding you back was the lack of a screen – rejoice! The Amazon Echo Show is currently £60 off directly from Amazon, now costing £139.99 for a limited time.

Amazon Echo Show for £139.99 from Amazon UK

US Deals

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So this is a thing – you can now buy yourself a fashionable bust of Captain Picard (circa The Next Generation) in his now-infamous ‘facepalm’ pose. Sure to impress and/or worry any and all visitors to your home

Star Trek Captain Picard Facepalm bust for $64.99 from ThinkGeek

Steam: Switch Pro controller

This week, in one of the most unexpected turns of events, the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller was added to the list of Steam-supported controllers. Weird as that is, it means you can now indulge yourself in one of these controllers, which are $59 at Amazon US.

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller for $59 from Amazon US

Okay, we’re done for another week. Keep in mind that deals, prices and availability can change at the drop of a hat, so apologies if you miss out on something you wanted. I’ll be over at Jelly Deals, scouring the world wide web for more deals. Feel free to visit, or follow us on Twitter and give us a like on Facebook.

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13 Comments

  1. Syt says:

    Steam & GOG also have Star Wars sales at the moment.

  2. Randy_Butternubs says:

    On Amazon UK you can get a 500gb Crucial MX500 SSD for £92.

  3. Da5e says:

    This is a really weirdly negative article in tone :/

  4. MiniMatt says:

    If somehow, you still don’t own an Amazon Echo or any other Alexa-enabled device by now

    Crikey, I knew I was a bit behind the times but I didn’t think I was that behind the times.

    I they really that ubiquitous or is it possible you’re speaking to a particular… ahem … echo chamber?

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    Drib says:

    Why is Picard facepalming at his lack of an arm anyway

  6. Blackrook says:

    One armed looks damn odd to me…. must be cut price.

  7. Splyce says:

    Destiny 2 was just unveiled as the early unlock for June’s Humble Monthly.

    • mitrovarr says:

      The community reaction to the Destiny 2 reveal is interesting. Some people are extremely unhappy with it due to the rep it had built up for being rather exploitative of the playerbase. Others say that it’s dead (and it can’t be doing great if a Bungie game made the bundle).

      I dunno, though. I kinda want to try it at least a little bit. I’m more interested in it than Mafia 3 or Dead Rising 4 from previous months, games pretty much everyone agrees are bad.

      • welverin says:

        I enjoyed it and still play, well, when my PS4 allows me that is.

        If you enjoy the general gameplay loop of the Borderlands series, this is probably worth trying for $12 (£9 or whatever spacebucks you use).

    • AngoraFish says:

      Classic Humble Monthly content. Main game with a high undiscounted price point for perceived value, but with a couple of expensively priced newer DLC packages not included. Basically, a demo to drive sales of the DLC.

  8. Viral Frog says:

    “If somehow, you still don’t own an Amazon Echo or any other Alexa-enabled device by now, you’re probably the type that isn’t going to go for one.”

    Got that right. I’m not fond of the idea of wiretaps in my house. I already have taht one I keep in my pocket at all times, that’s more than enough for me.

  9. MechaGamera says:

    Destiny 2 on early payment for next months Humble monthly bundle. That’s 12 dollars or £9 pounds for that and 5 more games.

    For honor gold for under £20 on steam.

  10. HumpX says:

    I bought Dark Forces via GOG but I can’t seem to get it running on my win7 rig. I followed the troubleshooting guide but to no avail.