Christmas is coming! You've got only about 10 days left to get your holiday shopping done. Thankfully, and unsurprisingly, lots of stores have trotted out holiday sales to help you out. We're already deep into Best Buy's 20 Days of Doorbusters and Walmart's 20 Days of Deals, and there are other noteworthy deals as well.So what's good? I'm here to tell you. No, literally: I'll be here every day until the calendar strikes on Dec. 25 to give you updates on these and other sales and to highlight the ones that are really worth your time. Here are the latest and greatest picks, followed by store-specific roundups. Save up to 50 percent at GameStop EA With nearly 500 titles on sale, here's your chance to score some seriously good game deals. For example, you can bag Battlefield V for Xbox One for $29.99 (it's also available for PS4 at that price), Lego The Incredibles for Nintendo Switch for $19.99 (that's more than 50 percent off, actually) and Madden … [Read more...] about Christmas countdown: Best deals on Nintendo Switch, Fire HD 8, Xbox One, iPad and more!
Christmas party games
It's the "most wonderful time of the year" according the the late, great Andy Williams, and we'd like to think that's partly due to all the festive features we have lined up at TechRadar (as well as caroling and toasted marshmallows).Although you don't have to worry about us turning up outside your door for a festive sing-song, we are here for all your wintry tech needs and really, that’s the best Christmas gift of all.Whether you’re looking for the latest essential tech reads, advice on how to set up your new gadgets, or you’d like help making it through the Boxing Day sales without feeling like you’ve gone three rounds with Rudolph, TechRadar is here to help. Read on for everything you need to know to make sure this Christmas is the best one yet.Gifting guidesIf you're still looking for the perfect piece of tech to gift this year, it's not too late. Whether you'r eon the hunt for a snazzy new pair of headphones for the music lover in your life or a fantastic … [Read more...] about TechRadar’s ultimate Christmas guide: have yourself a very techy Christmas
Update: Now with more party games to help you get through the Christmas season with festive cheer.You’re full of turkey, you’ve had a fair few alcoholic drinks and you’re drowning in wrapping paper, but then someone in your family plucks up and says, “shall we play a game?”It’s then you realize all that’s on offer is Monopoly – which is set to last until at least midnight – or it's a case of making conversation with those around you, so what if you had some party games ready and raring to go on your phone?For that exact reason we’ve put together this guide to the best party games you can play this Christmas. We’ve included games that work on both iPhone and Android phones as well as tablets, so this should be a good mix of titles for you to choose from.Escape TeamPlayers: 2-4Price: Free + IAPEscape Team sees you working in a team to solve puzzles against the clock. These might involve translating Morse code, arranging … [Read more...] about Best iPhone and Android party games to play with your family this Christmas
Every fall a new roster of gaming goliaths slugs it out for dominance in the pre-Christmas rush of major releases, and 2018 is no different. This year sees new entries of massive annualized shooters, an obligatory Assassin’s Creed, as well as long-awaited new additions to the Smash Bros. and Red Dead Redemption series. There are a handful of smaller titles still pinned to 2018 but floating without specific release dates—like Kentucky Route Zero, Wargroove, and Sunless Skies—but it’s also pretty likely those games will scamper to the safety of 2019, where they don’t have to tussle with the giants of fall. Here, then, are the games that we’re making time for in a crowded couple of months. Marvel’s Spider-Man September 7—PlayStation 4 Despite a few occasional dips and downturns, Spider-Man has always played well with games; his signature fighting style lends itself to fun, fleet combos, and there are few ways to get around an open-world … [Read more...] about Red Dead, Tomb Raider, and Smash Bros.: Here are the games to play this fall
Sorting through the multitude of holiday releases for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 console can be a daunting task even for a gamer. For those looking to choose a gift for the video game player in their life, it can be a near impossibility. Any gamer finding one of these five games under their Christmas tree is sure to be pleased. All are excellent, well-reviewed titles, rated in order of their overall score on the game-review collecting site Metacritic. Gears of War 2 The sequel smashed hit. This third-person shooter pits Marcus Fenix, one of the humanity’s last survivors, against the Locust horde that threatens to eradicate the human race. Gears of War 2 features co-op gameplay and an innovative cover system that creates a visceral sense of danger for players. Excellent competitive online multiplayer is a huge part of this game’s appeal. Gears of War 2 is a perfect gift for any fan of the original Gears of War or Halo 3. Gears of War 2 has a Metacritic score of 93 out of … [Read more...] about Holiday Gift Ideas for Gamers: Xbox 360 Games