Snapchat's Live Stories now show you moments from multiple angles

Snapchat’s Live Stories offer a compelling collection moments of each day from cities around the world. The company is now getting so many submissions in some cities that it’s expanding Live Stories to include multiple snaps for each moment. Story Explorer, as the new feature is called, lets you swipe up on any snap inside a Live Story to see the same moment from multiple angles. Tap through to see different points of view on big events — a goal scored at a soccer game, for example, or a favorite song performed at a concert. Swipe down to return to the main story.

Story Explorer, which launches today in New York and Los Angeles, shows Snapchat finding new ways to package user-submitted photos and videos into creative, ephemeral…

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Gaming Deals: $90 for Two New PS4 Games, $20 PS TV, $40 PlayStation Plus

If you’re a Best Buy Elite or Elite Plus member, you can access the store’s Black Friday deals today only on its website. The New 3DS XL is $180, Grand Theft Auto V is $35, and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is $35, among other deals. If you’re a Gamers Club Unlocked member, your 20 percent discount stacks with these offers.

Buy two select PS4 games at Walmart and save $30. Choices include Star Wars Battlefront, Fallout 4, and Call of Duty: Black Ops III, allowing you to effectively get some recent games for $45 each.

Amazon has begun offering 10 percent discounts on select preorders, including Uncharted 4, Dark Souls III (PS4/Xbox One), and Rainbow Six Siege (PS4/Xbox One/PC). It’s not as steep as the 20 percent off that Best Buy GCU members receive, but unlike that $30 program, these prices are available to everyone.

The PlayStation TV is $20 at Best Buy, matching its lowest-ever price. Be aware that you’ll need a PS3 controller and that it uses Vita memory cards, which are still on the pricey side.

Xbox Live Gold members can get early access to the Xbox Game Store’s Black Friday deals right now. You can see a full list here; highlights include Dark Souls II for $20, Mortal Kombat X for $30, Forza Horizon 2 for $25, and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor’s Game of the Year Edition for $20. Xbox 360 games are on sale too, including some that are backwards compatible on Xbox One, such as Mass Effect for $4 and Super Meat Boy for $5.

We’ve got a roundup of the best Black Friday deals here, as well as posts devoted to the best PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U/3DS deals.

Below you’ll find the rest of today’s best deals divided by platform.

PlayStation 4

A one-year PlayStation Plus membership is $40 on eBay.

The limited-edition Star Wars Battlefront PS4 bundle is $399 at Walmart.

Get a free Logitech Driving Force shifter when you buy a G29 racing wheel at Best Buy, where it’s down to $350.

The first episode of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is free on the PlayStation Store. This includes full access to Raid mode, albeit with a limited selection of characters.

Check out all of this week’s deals on the PlayStation Store here, and all of the PlayStation Plus member-only deals here.

Other PS4 game deals:

  • Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut — $30 (Amazon) / $30 (Best Buy)
  • Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection — $43 (Amazon)
  • Fallout 4 — $50 (Amazon – Prime only)
  • Guitar Hero Live — $65 (Amazon)
  • Grand Theft Auto V — $40 (Amazon) / $38 (Walmart)
  • Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below — $46 (Amazon)
  • Snoopy’s Grand Adventure — $39 (Amazon)
  • Lego Dimensions — $85 (Amazon) / $85 (Walmart)
  • Lords of the Fallen: Complete Edition — $20 (Best Buy)
  • Far Cry 4: Complete Edition — $40 (Amazon) / $40 (Best Buy)
  • The Wolf Among Us — $14 (Best Buy)
  • FIFA 16 — $40 (Amazon)
  • Destiny: The Taken King – Legendary Edition — $47.45 (Amazon)
  • Bloodborne — $30 (Amazon)
  • Until Dawn — $49.49 (Amazon)
  • Toy Soldiers: War Chest – Hall of Fame Edition — $20 (Best Buy)
  • DMC: Devil May Cry – Definitive Edition — $18.46 (Amazon)
  • Sniper Elite III: Ultimate Edition — $26 (Walmart)
  • God of War III Remastered — $25 (Amazon)
  • MLB 15: The Show — $34.40 (Amazon)
  • Tearaway: Unfolded — $30 (Amazon)
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 — $43 (Amazon)
  • Mad Max — $45 (Amazon)
  • Lego Jurassic World — $40 (Amazon)
  • Mortal Kombat X — $47.68 (Walmart)
  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection — $36.47 (Walmart)
  • Guilty Gear Xrd Sign — $28 (Amazon)
  • The Order: 1886 — $19 (Amazon) / $20 (Best Buy)
  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD — $28 (Amazon)
  • Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD — $39 (Amazon)
  • Final Fantasy XIV — $22 (Amazon)
  • Alien: Isolation — $25 (Amazon)
  • The Last of Us Remastered — $19 (Amazon digital)

The free PlayStation Plus games for November are now available and include The Walking Dead: Season Two and Magicka 2.

Xbox One

Walmart has an offer where you can get the Gears of War system bundle (white or black) with your choice of select games for $349. Game choices include Halo 5, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, WWE 2K16, Batman: Arkham Knight, Mortal Kombat X, Destiny: The Taken King, Forza 6, FIFA 16, and Madden 16.

Walmart also has a Star Wars bundle that starts at $399. For that price, you can get the Gears of War or Lego Movie system bundle, Star Wars Battlefront, and a Star Wars-themed controller and Turtle Beach headset. You’re also free to spend more to get more expensive console bundles, Battlefront’s Deluxe edition, and/or a different headset.

Best Buy has the Xbox One Kinect bundle for $400; it includes copies of Zoo Tycoon, Dance Central Spotlight, and Kinect Sports Rivals.

The first episode of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is free on the Xbox Game Store. This includes full access to Raid mode, albeit with a limited selection of characters.

EBay has a one-year subscription to Xbox Live Gold for $34.50.

Last week’s Deals With Gold are now available and include Devil May Cry 4, ScreamRide, and Tower of Guns.

Other Xbox One game deals:

  • Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut — $30 (Amazon) / $30 (Best Buy)
  • Fallout 4 — $50 (Amazon – Prime only)
  • Madden NFL 16 — $40 (Walmart)
  • Guitar Hero Live — $65 (Amazon)
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate — $54 (Amazon)
  • Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin — $20 (Amazon)
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain — $45 (Amazon) / $45 (Walmart)
  • Halo 5: Guardians — $50 (Amazon – Prime only) / Limited Edition — $70 (Amazon)
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider — $50 (Amazon – Prime only)
  • Snoopy’s Grand Adventure — $40 (Amazon)
  • Forza Motorsport 6 — $47.47 (Amazon)
  • Sunset Overdrive — $24 (Amazon) / $30 (Toys R Us)
  • Far Cry 4: Complete Edition — $39 (Amazon) / $40 (Best Buy)
  • The Wolf Among Us — $13 (Best Buy)
  • Lords of the Fallen — $20 (Best Buy)
  • Evolve — $16.44 (Amazon)
  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition — $30 (Amazon) / $30 (Walmart)
  • FIFA 16 — $40 (Amazon)
  • Destiny: The Taken King – Legendary Edition — $49 (Amazon)
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 — $20 (Amazon)
  • DMC: Devil May Cry – Definitive Edition — $17.28 (Amazon)
  • Batman: Arkham Knight — $37 (Amazon) / $38 (Walmart)
  • Sniper Elite III: Ultimate Edition — $24.66 (Walmart)
  • Toy Soldiers: War Chest – Hall of Fame Edition — $20 (Amazon) / $20 (Best Buy)
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 — $43 (Amazon)
  • Mad Max — $44 (Amazon)
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — $38 (Amazon) / $38 (Walmart)
  • Ryse: Son of Rome – Legendary Edition — $21 (Best Buy)
  • Alien: Isolation — $17 (Amazon)
  • The Crew — $22.58 (Amazon)
  • Titanfall — $10 (Microsoft Store)
  • Dying Light — $38 (Walmart)
  • Murdered: Soul Suspect — $10 (Microsoft Store)
  • Shadow Warrior — $10 (Microsoft Store)
  • Mortal Kombat X — $42.50 (Amazon) / $42.57 (Walmart)
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited — $40 (Amazon)
  • Thief — $11.49 (Amazon)
  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection — $39 (Walmart)
  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD — $23 (Amazon)
  • Fantasia: Music Evolved — $11 (Amazon) / $17.60 (Walmart)
  • Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition — $15 (Microsoft Store)
  • The Walking Dead: Season Two — $13 (Microsoft Store)
  • The Evil Within — $20 (Amazon)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Unity — $12 (Amazon)

November’s free Games With Gold games are now available and include Pneuma, Knight Squad, and the backwards-compatible 360 game Dungeon Siege III.

PC

GOG has a selection of Syberia, Tex Murphy, Atlantis, and Double Dragon games on sale, among other things.

If you have a free Green Man Gaming account, you can access the VIP area, where you’ll find deals like Dragon Ball Xenoverse for $25, Might & Magic Heroes VII for $25, South Park: The Stick of Truth for $10, and Rocket League for $15.

You can save 20 percent at Green Man Gaming using the voucher SAVE20-NOVEMB-GAMING.

Regular Green Man Gaming customers should be aware the site is changing its loyalty program, which will result in the expiration of any existing credit tomorrow, November 24. You should use any you have by then.

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 is Origin’s free On the House game.

Other PC game deals:

  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown – The Complete Edition — $10 (Amazon digital)
  • Galactic Civilizations III — $25 (GOG)
  • Frozenbyte Collection 2015 — $15 (Steam)
  • Hard Reset: Extended Edition — $2 (Steam)
  • Diablo III: Reaper of Souls — $19 (Amazon) / $20 (Walmart)
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited — $43 (Walmart)
  • StarCraft II: Battle Chest — $20.49 (Amazon)
  • Evolve — $16.49 (Amazon)
  • Watch Dogs — $10 (Amazon) / $10 (Best Buy)

Wii U

Preorder Xenoblade Chronicles X at Best Buy and get a $10 credit toward pizza for reasons that remain unclear.

If you don’t mind buying a refurbished system, Nintendo’s online store has a Wii U bundle with Nintendo Land for $200, Nintendo Land and Super Mario 3D World for $225, or The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD and Nintendo Land for $235.

  • Guitar Hero Live — $65 (Amazon)
  • Snoopy’s Grand Adventure — $29.40 (Amazon) / $29.40 (Walmart)
  • Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival Bundle — $50 (Amazon – Prime only)
  • Mario Kart 8 — $45 (Amazon)
  • Lego Dimensions — $85 (Amazon) / $85 (Walmart)
  • Splatoon — $55 (Walmart)
  • Mario Party 10 — $41 (Amazon)
  • Hyrule Warriors — $48 (Walmart)
  • Just Dance 2015 — $24 (Amazon)
  • Yoshi’s Woolly World — $45 (Amazon) / $45 (Walmart)
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge — $10 (Amazon)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD — $46 (Walmart)
  • Wii Fit U + Fit Meter + Balance Board — $25 (Nintendo Store)
  • The Wonderful 101 — $30 (Nintendo Store)
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate — $18 (Amazon)
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut — $14.49 (Amazon)
  • Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition — $15 (Amazon)
  • Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed — $19 (Amazon)
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited — $18 (Amazon)

3DS

The NES-controller themed 3DS XL is $170 at GameStop.

Walmart has the blue and red 2DSes for $79.

Nintendo’s online store is offering refurbished 2DSes for $60.

  • Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth – Premium Edition — $37 (Amazon)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D — $33 (Amazon)
  • Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl — $10 (eShop)
  • Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight — $40 (eShop)
  • Chibi-Robo: Zip Lash — $23 (Amazon)
  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate — $29 (Amazon)
  • Fantasy Life — $32.65 (Amazon)
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker — $34 (Amazon)
  • Mario Party: Island Tour — $20 (Walmart)
  • Super Smash Bros. for 3DS — $33 (Amazon)
  • Code Name: Steam — $18 (Amazon)
  • Fire Emblem: Awakening — $34 (Amazon) / $34 (Walmart)
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf — $27 (Walmart)
  • Etrian Mystery Dungeon — $20.60 (Amazon)
  • Steel Diver — $5 (Best Buy)
  • Tetris Ultimate — $13.49 (Amazon)
  • Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate — $12.39 (Walmart)
  • Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion — $8 (Walmart)
  • Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed — $23 (Amazon)

PlayStation Vita

Get a PlayStation Vita for $170 at Best Buy.

Check out all of this week’s deals on the PlayStation Store here, and all of the PlayStation Plus member-only deals here.

  • Persona 4: Golden — $20 (Amazon) / $10 (PlayStation Store)
  • God of War Collection — $20 (Best Buy)
  • Persona 4: Dancing All Night – Disco Fever Edition — $68 (Amazon)
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed — $22 (Best Buy)
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss — $16.50 (Amazon)
  • The Walking Dead: Season Two — $11.50 (Amazon)
  • Muramasa Rebirth — $20 (Amazon)
  • Freedom Wars — $15 (Amazon) / $20 (Best Buy)
  • Tearaway — $19 (Amazon)
  • Metal Gear Solid HD Collection — $21.37 (Amazon)
  • LittleBigPlanet — $13.57 (Amazon)
  • Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz — $14 (Amazon)
  • PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale — $13 (Amazon)
  • Gravity Rush — $23 (Amazon)
  • The Wolf Among Us — $14 (Amazon)
  • Mind Zero — $26.59 (Amazon)
  • Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed — $18 (Amazon)

The free PlayStation Plus games for November are now available and include Dragon Fin Soup and Invizimals.

Hardware

  • Polk Audio Striker Pro ZX Wired Stereo Headset for Xbox One — $100 (Best Buy)
  • Plantronics Rig Flex LX Stereo Headset for Xbox One — $100 (Best Buy)
  • Polk Audio Striker ZX Headset for Xbox One — $40 (Best Buy)
  • Xbox One Limited Edition Halo 5 Controller — $60 (Amazon – Prime only)
  • Xbox One Controller — $40 (Groupon)
  • PlayStation 4 Camera — $45 (Walmart)
  • Wireless Xbox 360 Controller for Windows — $40 (Amazon)
  • Wired Xbox 360 Controller for Windows — $30 (Amazon)
  • Xbox One Controller + Play & Charge Kit — $58 (Amazon – Prime only)
  • 16 GB Vita Memory Card — $36.40 (Amazon)
  • 32 GB Vita Memory Card — $60 (Amazon) / $60 (Best Buy)

Amazon prices are accurate as of publishing, but can fluctuate occasionally throughout the day.

GameSpot’s gaming deals posts always highlight the best deals we can find regardless of retailer. We also occasionally use retailer affiliate links, which means that purchasing goods through those links helps support all the great content (including the deals posts) you find for free here on the site.

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Square launches a new card reader that accepts Apple Pay

Square is launching a new card reader today that’ll let merchants accept Apple Pay and other wireless payments systems. The new reader is a stand-alone device that, like other wireless payment terminals, a customer just needs to tap their phone to in order to make a payment. Square is only advertising support for Apple Pay, but it notes that the reader has some amount of support for Android Pay right now as well; it currently “can’t guarantee support” for all Android phones, however. There’s also a card slot on one side of the reader, allowing it to accept cards with EMV chips, which are now starting to roll out in the US.

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Watch the Rainbow Six Siege Charity Tournament Right Here

With the looming release of the hotly anticipated Rainbow Six Siege, Ubisoft is hosting a live event in Los Angeles to celebrate the intense competitive action of their upcoming shooter. Winners of previous Siege tournaments will clash to determine who is the best of the best, and celebrity teams will face off in a $10,000 charity competition. Tune in to the stream below to watch all the action unfold, starting at 2pm PST with the Undercard competition and culminating in the Main Event, starting at 6pm.

This is sponsored content by Ubisoft.

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Target extends Cyber Monday for entire week

While some stores launch their Cyber Monday sales days before Thanksgiving itself, Target is extending its online deals for a week following the holiday. Various departments will have deals throughout that week, and Target is offering 15 percent off most of its inventory on Monday. The store will also offer nearly 75 bonus discounts throughout the day. If you get caught up in Cyber Monday madness, clicking “buy” on items you already have or don’t even need, there’s free shipping and returns. This doesn’t even take into account the store’s Black Friday deals, which start on Thanksgiving this year.

Full deal details will be announced this Sunday through target.com/Weeklyad, but the retailer previewed some of what shoppers can expect:

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Add a Star Wars: The Force Awakens Theme to Your Google Experience

As Star Wars: The Force Awakens approaches, it’s time to pick a side–the Dark or the Light? And more specifically, which side should your browser be on? Google are now offering their users the chance to add Star Wars customisation their desktops and apps by heading to www.google.com/starwars. Check out this short promo:

Activating one or the other choice will add a variety of Jedi or Sith-powered enhancements to your Google experience. YouTube’s progress bars turn into lightsabers, Google Map markers becomes TIE Fighters or Millennium Falcons, Google Translate now includes alien languages, and Gmail showcases Star Wars-themed backgrounds. The company also promises more additions between now and the movie’s December 18 release, and settings can be turned off at any time. In any case, it will all deactivate on February 1, 2016.

In a post on his company blog, Clay Bavor, VP of product management at Google, said: “It’s a place for fans, by fans, and starting today you can choose the light or the dark side, and then watch your favorite Google apps like Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube, Chrome, and many more transform to reflect your path.

“And that’s just the beginning. We’ve got more coming between now and opening night–the Millennium Falcon in all its (virtual reality) glory included, so stay tuned. And we’ve hidden a few easter eggs, too.”

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