2020 has been a strange and long road. So many ups and downs and so little time to enjoy ourselves. It has been an eventful year for gamers though. Sony and Microsoft launched their next-gen consoles. AMD and Intel are hard at work to come up with the next generation of gaming chipsets. A slew of AAA games from top notch gaming studios and developers have been either released or announced. All major companies fighting for breathing space in the arena have revealed a plethora of discounts for Black Friday. We are talking heavily discounted deals on the Xbox Series X and Series S, the Sony PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.
Here’s what everybody is offering.
Xbox has Game Pass. PlayStation has PlayStation Plus. The PS Plus subscription gives you access to hundreds of games which includes some really cool PlayStation exclusives. Everyone from Amazon to Best Buy, and Game Stop are selling it. If you are feeling adventurous, you can also buy the PlayStation Now subscription for the same amount. The Ps Now subscription is for one year and is a cloud gaming platform. You can stream all kinds of titles ranging from vintage PS2 to modern PS4 and PS5 games.
Sony has some powerful exclusive titles like The Last Of Us and God Of War. The Last Of Us was critically acclaimed but its sequel left the fan base polarized. Despite the mixed reviews, it was still a best-seller and any ardent PS4/Ps5 owner will want to check this one out. It is ultra-violent but gorgeous to look at.
Hideo Kojima’s brainchild has gotten a lot of rave reviews. Some call it a legendary game that feels more like an experience the more you play it. The world of Death Stranding is post-apocalyptic in nature. It’s infested by ghostly apparitions that have taken over civilization. You play as Sam, a deliveryman. The game is hard to put down once you start playing it. It’s weird but fun.
A best selling game from last year, Sekiro is intense and a very well-crafted masterpiece. From Software’s games are not for the weak-hearted. There are extremely brutal and heart-wrenching scenes in the game. But it is a classic and if you are a fan of games like Dark Souls and Bloodborne, you have to try this one out.
This is a very solid gaming headset for PlayStation users. The sound quality is top notch and incredible. It comes with 7.1 surround sound and a proprietary sound mixing technology that seamlessly blends your mic sound into game audio. It is compatible with the PS4 and all PCs.
Xbox Series X/Xbox One Deals
The Xbox Series X and Series S boast some powerful hardware to boot. Microsoft has left no stone unturned to make their consoles super attractive to buy this Black Friday. There are hardly any offers and discounts on the console but the related accessories and games have some very lucrative offers.
The deal is available at Amazon and Best Buy. The console, should you choose to buy it, comes with only one wireless controller. That makes it exceptionally hard for people to play co-op games in the next-gen console. Games like Diablo III and Overpass need at least two controllers for co-operative campaigning. This is the best Xbox deal out there.
The Xbox Game Pass is the ultimate gamer’s dream. For a mere few tens of dollars, you gain access to a slew of games. The Game Pass will also include EA Play next month. So apart from classic Microsoft games like Halo: The Master-Chief collection and Microsoft Flight Simulator, you can also play games like Mass effect and FIFA for a fraction of the game library’s cost.
With Star Wars gaining a lot of traction after The Mandalorian pushed it to newer heights, you might want to get your hands on this deal. You play as an outcast Jedi who is now in search of the ruins of a fallen civilization. There’s a lot of lightsaber fights so we suggest you have a look at it as soon as possible.
If you have never played a Halo game before, now is the time for you to join the parade. The Halo games were what made the Xbox console into the Sony PlayStation’s eternal rival. The Master Chief Collection comes with six remastered titles from Halo: Combat evolved To Halo Reach.