We’re arising for air from our protection of The Game Awards to loop our readers in on a few of the greatest offers taking place this weekend. In the event you’re trying to expertise a few of the winners from the 2023 Game Awards for your self, you will discover reductions on a wide range of titles on Steam. Another highlights you would possibly need to try embody a sitewide sale on Blu-Rays from The Criterion Collection, and the Xbox Collection X matching its Black Friday value on Walmart and Amazon.
As we do each weekend right here at Polygon, we’ve rounded up a group of our favourite offers from the worlds of gaming and leisure, together with a few of the best-selling merchandise which have made a latest look on our web site.
The most effective gaming offers this week
Steam is discounting many contenders from the 2023 Game Awards and winners from the previous 9 years. This can be a incredible alternative to complement your library with a few of the greatest releases of 2023, like Diablo 4 and Starfield, however you can too discover reductions on important titles that you might have missed, like Valiant Hearts, Her Story, or Celeste. Beneath, we’ve highlighted a few of the winners from the 2023 Game Awards, however we additionally featured a bigger checklist of winners from earlier years.
Cocoon is the newest title from a studio based by Jeppe Carlsen, the individual answerable for the unsettling narrative platformers Limbo and Inside. This psychedelic odyssey is a private favourite amongst a lot of the Polygon workers and gained Greatest Indie Game throughout the 2023 Game Awards.
The hyper-stylized, rhythm-based motion sport Hi-Fi Rush was nominated for plenty of classes in the 2023 Game Awards and finally took dwelling the prize for audio design, and with good motive. Hello-Fi Rush is a witty and wild sport that options a wonderful unique soundtrack along with licensed songs from 9 Inch Nails, The Flaming Lips, and The Prodigy (simply to call a couple of).
We’ve stated it earlier than, however as soon as once more, I’m kindly asking that no person pay greater than $350 for an Xbox Collection X throughout the holidays. In the event you missed out on the probability to choose up the Diablo 4 Xbox Collection X bundle for $349.99, Walmart and Amazon are at the moment providing the Xbox Collection X as a standalone buy for the similar value, which remains to be a $150 low cost off the normal value of the Microsoft console.
It’s a little bit of a bummer that this Xbox Collection X deal lacks a pre-packaged sport, however there are nonetheless loads of gross sales floating round so as to add some glorious titles to your Xbox library with out paying full value. For example, Amazon is providing some modest reductions on $50 Xbox Gift Cards, permitting you to choose up as many as you’d like for $45 every. Goal has additionally discounted three-month Game Pass Ultimate subscriptions to $44.99 (was $49.99), which permits you entry a rotating library of fantastic titles for the Xbox Collection X like Hello-Fi Rush, Cocoon, Venba, Starfield, and extra.
The 8BitDo Arcade Stick for Xbox Series X remains to be obtainable at Woot for $74.99, the greatest value but for the $119.99 controller. This large gamepad is a should for combating sport followers, so whether or not you’ve lately picked up Road Fighter 6 or Mortal Kombat 1, otherwise you’re wanting ahead to the launch of Tekken 8 in February, now’s the good time to choose up your new weapon of alternative.
The highest-selling stuff on Polygon this week
The most effective leisure offers this week
In the event you’re a fan of The Legend of Vox Machina sequence on Prime Video, you possibly can decide up a two-disc Restricted Version vinyl LP of the soundtrack for simply $37.56 on Amazon, its lowest value so far. The soundtrack is packaged in a full-color gatefold sleeve and even incorporates unique tracks not featured in the sequence.
We advocate loads of vinyl throughout our weekend posts, so it appears becoming that we should always level you towards a stable report participant. The Victrola Revolution Go report participant is one in every of the extra distinctive ideas from our 2023 Vacation Reward Information and is at the moment on sale for round $125 in a wide range of hanging colours. Usually $199.99, this transportable report participant is provided with a handy carrying strap, built-in speaker, and an on-board battery that may maintain it operating for as much as 12 hours on a single cost.
The large 6,187-piece Lego model of Din Djarin’s iconic trip from The Mandalorian is at the moment matching its Black Friday value on Amazon and is on sale for $419.99 (was $599.99). This is a perfect present for any fan of the present, and is brimming with element like a full-size cargo compartment full with carbonite prisoner storage. Along with minifigs of Mando and Grogu, you’ll additionally discover a Lego model of Kuiil using on his Blurrg (sure, that’s truly what its known as).
By way of Dec. 22, The Criterion Assortment is providing some spectacular reductions on some glorious alternatives from its catalog of 4K UHD Blu-Rays and field units (together with pre-orders). Lots of the titles included in The Criterion Assortment characteristic bespoke field artwork, making them glorious additions to any assortment of bodily media.
We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite highlights to take a look at beneath, like Trainspotting, Time Bandits, The Godzilla Showa-Era Box Set, and Moonage Daydream. However when you’d wish to see what else is on provide, you possibly can head over to The Criterion Collection deals page to see the dozens of different titles you possibly can add to your library.