Gaming Deals: $350 PS4 + 3 Free Games, $20 Sunset Overdrive, $27 Bloodborne

Buy any PS4 at Best Buy and get a free copy of Fallout 4 and a free controller charging station.

GameStop is also offering a free copy of Fallout 4 with the purchase of the Uncharted PS4 bundle.

Amazon is giving away copies of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and Final Fantasy Type-0 HD with the purchase of the Uncharted PS4 bundle for $350.

When you purchase one of three big new game releases–Fallout 4, Rise of the Tomb Raider, or Call of Duty: Black Ops III–you can save $25 on select games at Best Buy. These choices include Halo 5, Forza 6, and Grand Theft Auto V. If you’re a Gamers Club Unlocked member, your discount still applies, letting you get two $60 games for about $76.

Target has a buy two, get one free offer on all games.

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

PlayStation 4

Amazon Prime members get $25 off the price of the Uncharted Collection PS4 bundle, bringing its price down to $324.

Target Cartwheel has a coupon taking 15 percent off the price of the Uncharted PS4 bundle, bringing its price under $300.

Check out all of this week’s deals on the PlayStation Store here, and all of the PlayStation Plus member-only deals here. There’s also a sale on Koei Tecmo games.

Other PS4 game deals:

  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain — $50 (Walmart)
  • Fallout 4 — $50 (Amazon – Prime only)
  • Lego Dimensions — $85 (Amazon) / $85 (Walmart)
  • Far Cry 4: Complete Edition — $40 (Amazon)
  • Tales of Zestiria — $50 (Amazon)
  • Lords of the Fallen — $26 (Amazon)
  • FIFA 16 — $50 (Amazon)
  • Destiny: The Taken King – Legendary Edition — $48 (Amazon)
  • Bloodborne — $27 (Amazon)
  • Until Dawn — $40 (Amazon)
  • Sniper Elite III: Ultimate Edition — $23 (Walmart)
  • God of War III Remastered — $20 (Amazon)
  • MLB 15: The Show — $25.59 (Amazon)
  • Tearaway: Unfolded — $32.48 (Amazon)
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 — $39 (Amazon)
  • Toy Soldiers: War Chest – Hall of Fame Edition — $19 (Amazon)
  • Mad Max — $48 (Amazon)
  • NHL 16 — $41 (Amazon)
  • Lego Jurassic World — $40 (Amazon)
  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 — $20 (Amazon)
  • Mortal Kombat X — $48 (Walmart)
  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection — $36.47 (Walmart)
  • Guilty Gear Xrd Sign — $29.64 (Amazon)
  • The Order: 1886 — $20 (Amazon) / $20 (Best Buy)
  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD — $25.45 (Amazon)
  • Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD — $25 (Amazon) / $25 (Best Buy)
  • Final Fantasy XIV — $22 (Amazon)
  • Grand Theft Auto V — $44 (Amazon)
  • Alien: Isolation — $18.49 (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 Batman: Arkham Knight, Mortal Kombat X, Destiny: The Taken King, Forza 6, FIFA 16, and Madden 16, as well as three just-released games (Halo 5, WWE 2K16, and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate) for $10 more.

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

This week’s Deals With Gold are now available and include ScreamRide, EA Sports UFC, and Lords of the Fallen.

Other Xbox One game deals:

  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain — $47 (Amazon) / $47 (Walmart)
  • Halo 5 — $50 (Amazon – Prime only) / $50 (eBay)
  • Fallout 4 — $50 (Amazon – Prime only) / $55 digital (Newegg)
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider — $50 (Amazon – Prime only)
  • Sunset Overdrive — $27.52 (Amazon) / $20 (Toys R Us)
  • Far Cry 4: Complete Edition — $40 (Amazon)
  • Evolve — $18 (Amazon)
  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition — $30 (Amazon) / $30 (Walmart)
  • FIFA 16 — $49 (Amazon)
  • Destiny: The Taken King – Legendary Edition — $49.40 (Amazon)
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 — $20 (Amazon)
  • DMC: Devil May Cry — $19 (Amazon)
  • Batman: Arkham Knight — $38 (Amazon) / $38 (Walmart)
  • Sniper Elite III: Ultimate Edition — $23 (Walmart)
  • Toy Soldiers: War Chest – Hall of Fame Edition — $20 (Amazon)
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 — $39 (Amazon)
  • Mad Max — $47.40 (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 — $24 (Amazon)
  • Titanfall — $10 (Microsoft Store)
  • Dying Light — $38 (Walmart)
  • Murdered: Soul Suspect — $10 (Microsoft Store)
  • Shadow Warrior — $10 (Microsoft Store)
  • Mortal Kombat X — $43 (Amazon) / $43 (Walmart)
  • Forza Horizon 2 — $34 (Amazon) / $34 (Walmart)
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited — $39 (Amazon)
  • Thief — $12 (Amazon)
  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection — $39 (Walmart)
  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD — $23.50 (Amazon)
  • Fantasia: Music Evolved — $12 (Amazon) / $19 (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)
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order — $21.50 (Amazon)

November’s free Games With Gold games are now available and include Pneuma, plus the backwards-compatible Xbox 360 game Dirt 3. Knight Squad and Dungeon Siege III are coming later this month.

PC

GOG’s Big Fall Sale continues. There are more than 350 games on sale (with more rotated in every 12 hours), daily bundles, and free games when you reach certain spending milestones during the sale (like System Shock 2 at $5 and Chronicles of Riddick at $15). Among the best deals right now are Guild of Dungeoneering for $9, Fract OSC for $3.79, and the King’s Bounty bundle for $12.

Humble’s new weekly bundle celebrates this year’s Extra Life event. It’s around for one more day and consists of games like Jazzpunk, Overlord, and Overlord II.

If you have a free Green Man Gaming account, you can access the VIP area, where you’ll find deals like 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 on November 24. You should use any you have by then.

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

Other PC game deals:

  • Grand Theft Auto V — $40 (Steam)
  • Transistor — $5 (Steam)
  • Axiom Verge — $14 (Steam)
  • Bastion — $3.74 (Steam)
  • Grim Fandango Remastered — $5 (Steam)
  • Super Meat Boy — $3 (Steam)
  • Shovel Knight — $10 (Steam)
  • Rocket League — $16 (Steam)
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — $42 (Steam)
  • Ark: Survival Evolved early access — $20 (Steam)
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor — $17 (Steam)
  • The Talos Principle — $13.59 (Steam)
  • Grow Home — $4 (Steam)
  • Cities: Skylines — $15 (Steam)
  • PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate — $1 (GMG)
  • PixelJunk Eden — $2.29 (GMG)
  • PixelJunk Shooter — $0.89 (GMG)
  • Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition — $24 (GMG)
  • Darksiders II Franchise Pack — $25 (GMG)
  • Galak-Z — $16 (Humble Store)
  • Diablo III: Reaper of Souls — $24 (Amazon) / $18 (Walmart)
  • Civilization: Beyond Earth — $18 (Best Buy)
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited — $38 (Walmart)
  • SimCity — $7 (Best Buy)
  • StarCraft II: Battle Chest — $20.49 (Amazon)
  • Evolve — $20 (Amazon)
  • Watch Dogs — $14 (Amazon) / $10 (Best Buy)

Wii U

Preorder Xenoblade Chronicles X at Best Buy and get a $10 credit toward pizza for some reason.

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.

  • Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival Bundle preorder — $50 (Amazon – Prime only)
  • Lego Dimensions — $85 (Amazon) / $85 (Walmart)
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker — $33 (Amazon)
  • Splatoon — $45 (Walmart)
  • Mario Party 10 — $41.41 (Amazon)
  • Hyrule Warriors — $48 (Walmart)
  • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse — $33 (Amazon)
  • Just Dance 2015 — $23 (Amazon)
  • Yoshi’s Woolly World — $45 (Amazon)
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge — $11 (Amazon)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD — $39 (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 — $14.50 (Amazon)
  • Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two — $11 (Amazon)
  • Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition — $15 (Amazon)
  • Watch Dogs — $19 (Amazon)
  • Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed — $16 (Amazon)
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited — $18 (Amazon)

3DS

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

  • Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth – Premium Edition — $43 (Amazon)
  • Mario Party: Island Tour — $26 (Amazon) / $20 (Walmart)
  • Super Smash Bros. for 3DS — $33 (Amazon)
  • Code Name: Steam — $19 (Amazon)
  • Fire Emblem: Awakening — $34 (Amazon) / $34 (Walmart)
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf — $27 (Walmart)
  • Etrian Mystery Dungeon — $26 (Amazon)
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 – Record Breaker — $36.50 (Amazon)
  • Steel Diver — $5 (Best Buy)
  • Tetris Ultimate — $13 (Amazon)
  • Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate — $11 (Walmart)
  • Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion — $11 (Amazon) / $8 (Walmart)
  • Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed — $23 (Amazon)

PlayStation Vita

Check out all of this week’s deals on the PlayStation Store here, and all of the PlayStation Plus member-only deals here. There’s also a sale on Koei Tecmo games.

  • Minecraft — $13.52 (Walmart)
  • Tearaway — $17 (Amazon)
  • Metal Gear Solid HD Collection — $21.37 (Amazon)
  • LittleBigPlanet — $15 (Amazon)
  • Persona 4: Golden — $20 (Amazon)
  • Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz — $14 (Amazon)
  • PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale — $14 (Amazon)
  • Gravity Rush — $22 (Amazon)
  • The Wolf Among Us — $17 (Amazon)
  • Mind Zero — $26.48 (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

  • Xbox One Limited Edition Halo 5 Controller — $60 (Amazon – Prime only)
  • PlayStation 4 Camera — $45 (Walmart)
  • Wireless Xbox 360 Controller for Windows — $40 (Amazon)
  • Wired Xbox 360 Controller for Windows — $32 (Amazon)
  • DualShock 4 PS4 Controller — $45 (Amazon – Prime only)
  • Xbox One Controller + Play & Charge Kit — $58 (Amazon – Prime only)
  • PlayStation Silver Wired Stereo Headset — $22 (Amazon)
  • 16 GB Vita Memory Card — $36.40 (Amazon)
  • 32 GB Vita Memory Card — $65.44 (Amazon)

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

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The first 4K Blu-rays are coming early next year, but they all really suck

Every time a new physical media format debuts, the first batch of titles that arrive alongside it are always a wonderfully random mix of hits and pure mediocrity. (Remember when Sony included a copy of Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby with the PlayStation 3? Oh, memories.) Thankfully, nothing’s going to be any different for the launch of Sony’s 4K Blu-ray discs.

The company has announced that you’ll be able to truly own — and hold in your hands — 4K content early in 2016, though it’s still not specifying an exact street date. As Engadget notes, that actually misses the Q4 timeframe that the Blu-ray Disc association was originally aiming for. When they do hit retail, Sony says its UHD titles will support HDR, which will result…

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This Week's PS4/PS3/PS Vita Deals on PlayStation Network Revealed

Sony has detailed this week’s PlayStation Store update, which includes a fresh crop of deals for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita games. Discounted games this week include Dead or Alive 5, Toukiden: Kiwami, Ninja Gaiden 3, and Demon’s Souls, among others. Read on to see all the deals. You can also see all the deals on the PlayStation Store here.

PS4 Games

  • Arcade Archives Super Dodge Ball – $7.99
  • Kromaia – $29.99
  • SkyScrappers – $14.99
  • Spelunker World – Free

PS Vita Games

  • Phineas and Ferb: Day of Doofenshmirtz – $19.99
  • Superbear Xonic – $39.99

Bundles

  • Dead or Alive 5 Last Round + Ultimate Contents Set – $132.99
  • Fallout 4 Digital Deluxe Bundle – $89.99

Sales

PlatformProduct NameSale PriceOriginal Price
PS4Bladestorm: Nightmare$30.00$59.99
PS4Dead or Alive 5 Last Round$20.00$39.99
PS4Dead or Alive 5 Last Round – Sexiest Costume Set$27.00$53.99
PS4Dead Or Alive 5 Last Round – Ultimate Content Set$44.64$92.99
PS4Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess$25.00$49.99
PS4DOA5LR (Full Game) + Ultimate Contents Set$59.85$132.99
PS4Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires$25.00$49.99
PS4Dynasty Warriors 8:xtreme Legends Complete Edition$30.00$59.99
PS4Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere Of Influence$47.99$59.99
PS4Samurai Warriors 4$30.00$59.99
PS4Toukiden: Kiwami$30.00$59.99
PS4Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate$30.00$59.99
PS3Ace Combat Infinity Stocked Fuel (10 Units + 1 Free Unit)$7.55$8.99
PS3Ace Combat Infinity Stocked Fuel (50 Units + 10 Free Units)$35.99$44.99
PS3Ar Nosurge: Ode To An Unborn Star$20.00$49.99
PS3Atelier Rorona Plus The Alchemist Of Arland$20.00$39.99
PS3Atelier Shallie – Alchemists Of The Dusk Sea$20.00$49.99
PS3Demon’s Souls$10.00$19.99
PS3Dynasty Warriors 8$15.00$29.99
PS3Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge w/ Online Pass$15.00$29.99
PS3Tecmo Bowl Throwback$6.99$9.99
PS VitaAr Nosurge Plus: Ode To An Unborn Star$20.00$39.99
PS VitaAtelier Ayesha Plus ~The Alchemist Of Dusk~$20.00$39.99
PS VitaDOA5+ And DOA Paradise$18.00$49.99
PS VitaDynasty Warriors 8:xtreme Legends Complete Edition$20.00$39.99
PS VitaNinja Gaiden Sigma+/Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2+$18.00$59.99
PS VitaSamurai Warriors: Chronicles 3$20.00$39.99
PS VitaToukiden: Kiwami$20.00$39.99
PSPGrowlanser: Wayfarer Of Time$10.00$19.99

PlayStation Plus Sales

PlatformProduct NamePS Plus PriceOriginal Price
PS3Q*bert: Rebooted Ultimate Avatar Bundle$4.89$6.99
PS4Back To Bed Game & Dynamic Theme Bundle$8.99$14.99
PS4Draq*la Avatar$1.49$1.99
PS4Franken*bert’s Monster Avatar$1.49$1.99
PS4Jack*Q*lantern Avatar$1.49$1.99
PS4Kitten Squad (free To Play): Kitten Squad – 50000 Kitten Coins$1.00$4.99
PS4/VitaPocket God Vs Desert Ashes (Cross-Buy)$1.00$4.99
PS4Q*1000 Avatar$1.49$1.99
PS4Q*bert 1 Avatar (standing)$1.49$1.99
PS4Q*bert 2 Avatar (sitting)$1.49$1.99
PS4Q*bert 3 Avatar (jumping)$1.49$1.99
PS4Q*bertha Avatar$1.49$1.99
PS4Q*bot Avatar$1.49$1.99
PS4Q*knight Avatar$1.49$1.99
PS4Q*tankhamen Avatar$1.49$1.99
PS4Q*tee Avatar$1.49$1.99
PS4Q*zard Avatar$1.49$1.99
PS4Q*zilla Avatar$1.49$1.99
PS4/VitaWhispering Willows (Game & Theme, Cross-Buy)$9.99$12.49
PS4Zom*bert Avatar$1.49$1.99
PS VitaDesert Ashes – Episode 2: Winged Assault$0.00$1.99

Price Drops

  • Yorbie (PS4) – $1.99
  • Raiden IV: Overkill (PS3) – $14.99

PS4 Add-ons

Blood Bowl

  • 20 Cyans ($1.99)
  • 40 Cyans ($3.59)
  • 70 Cyans ($6.59)
  • 110 Cyans ($9.99)
  • 250 Cyans ($19.99)
  • 1,000 Cyans ($49.99)

Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance

  • Disgaea 5: Scenario: La Pucelle: Priere Episode ($3.99)
  • Disgaea 5: Scenario: Makai Kingdom: Zetta Episode ($3.99)

Evolve

  • Behemoth ($9.99)
  • Crow ($4.99)
  • Gorgon ($9.99)
  • Gorgon Scarab Skin (Season Pass 2 Exclusive) ($2.99)
  • Lennox ($4.99)
  • Slim ($4.99)
  • Sunny ($4.99)
  • Torvald (Unified Entitlement) ($4.99)
  • Hunting Season 2 ($24.99)
  • Hunting Season Pass ($14.99)

Rock Band 4

  • “Awake” – Godsmack ($1.99)
  • “Like a Stone” – Audioslave ($1.99)
  • “Lying From You” – Linkin Park ($1.99)

Rocksmith 2014

  • Rancid – Fall Back Down ($2.99)
  • Rancid – Maxwell Murder ($2.99)
  • Rancid – Ruby Soho ($2.99)
  • Rancid – Time Bomb ($2.99)

Tales of Zestiria

  • Evangelion Costume Set ($9.99)

PS3 Add-ons

Rocksmith 2014

  • Rancid – Fall Back Down ($2.99)
  • Rancid – Maxwell Murder ($2.99)
  • Rancid – Ruby Soho ($2.99)
  • Rancid – Time Bomb ($2.99)

Tales of Zestiria

  • Evangelion Costume Set ($9.99)

PS Vita Add-ons

Phineas and Ferb: Day of Doofenshmirtz

  • The Costume Pack Bundle ($2.49)
  • The Noir Costume Pack ($0.99)
  • The Prehistoric Costume Pack ($0.99)
  • The Tiki Costume Pack ($0.99)

Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3

  • Samurai News 20 (Free)

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Watch Japan’s first commercial jetliner take its maiden flight

A new airliner took to the skies for the first time this week, but it’s no Boeing or Airbus — it’s from Mitsubishi, the Japanese conglomerate known for having its hands in everything from televisions to cars.

The Mitsubishi MRJ isn’t about to knock any jumbo jets out of service, but it’s still an extraordinarily important aircraft: besides being Japan’s first-ever commercial jetliner (and its first commercial passenger plane in decades), it’ll be going head-to-head against regional jets like the Embraer 170 and Bombardier’s brand new C Series. Regional air travel — smaller planes flying shorter routes, often to smaller cities — is a burgeoning segment of the aviation market globally. If you’ve flown around the US much, odds are very…

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Fallout 4 Video Depicts Massacre of 50 Synths Versus 50 Humans

This video contains minor Fallout 4 spoilers.

Does anyone else feel like there’s a slightly perversive quality to watching fights to the death that don’t involve player interactions? No? Just me then. Well, I’ve said it now so I can’t take it back. I guess I’ll just lean into it.

I find scenarios like the one depicted in the video below both fascinating and upsetting. On the one hand, I love a good bit of rubbernecking (probably why my Friday nights are spent watching Cops re-runs in the dark while gambling fake money on SaltyBet). But on the other hand, I’m convinced this is the kind of thing the robot overlord will remind me of as he/she/it crushes me under its cold, metallic heels.

And what if we’re training them to be better killers by constantly running these scenarios? What if we’re actually the architects of our own extinction, and just haven’t realised it? WHAT THEN?

Anyway, if like me you live in constant fear of the inevitable real world AI uprising, maybe give this video a skip and hope that they’ll take pity on you when you scream “I DIDN’T WATCH THE FALLOUT 4 GENOCIDE SIMULATION VIDEOS.”

But if you firmly believe that mankind is the very apex of sentience and the robots will always be subservient to our needs, and are in the mood for watching 50 Synths and 50 Raiders mercilessly gun each other down in Fallout 4, boy, have we got a video for you:

Also shout out to the commentator of this video, who sounds like he’s the awkward contestant everyone would point and laugh at if America’s Got Shoutcasters was a thing.

Fallout 4 released on Tuesday, November 10 across the UK, Australia, and North America. GameSpot’s Fallout 4 review was loaded with praise for the open-world title, though it said that various bugs had affected the experience. Critic Peter Brown cited “plainly framed scenes and basic animations lend a roughness to the finish product, as do its frequent glitches.”

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Flying the seaplane of the future, the Icon A5

The Icon A5 seaplane glides over the George Washington Bridge connecting New Jersey with Manhattan, high enough to keep drivers from getting nervous, but low enough that I can distinguish the colors of license plates. I’ve never seen the bridge from this angle. For a driver, the bridge’s long light of red brake lights signals a commuting nightmare — but from my vantage point, it just looks cool.

Funny what a change of perspective accomplishes, right?

An automotive corollary to Murphy’s Law would be that your journey will definitely be more miserable today than it was yesterday. So how’s this for a disruption? Flying for fun. Fewer rules. No TSA or security lines and little to no communication with authorities such as air traffic…

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First Three Steam Machines Released, Prices and Specs Detailed

The first run of Steam Machines, a line of computers designed to challenge consoles for space in the living room, have gone on general sale across North America and the UK.

New PC-console hybrids are being offered by three manufacturers: Alienware, Syber, and Zotac. Each comes with Valve’s new game controller that is uniquely designed to map keyboard and mouse controls to a handheld pad. Prices start at $450 in North America and £450 in the UK, with certain high-end configurations available at three times that price.

To mark the release of these systems, Valve has started a game sale with discounts as high as 80 percent. Click through the link for the full list of Steam games on sale.

The NEN Steam Machine, by Zotac, ships for $800 (UK price not available) and bundles together an Intel Core i5-6400T, 4 GB of RAM, one terabyte of storage, and comes with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 960.

Zotac’s NEN Steam Machine – click on the thumbnails below to view images in full-screen

Meanwhile, the Syber Steam Machine is available in numerous configurations, starting at $530 (£500) for a system that comes with an Intel Core i3-4170 processor, a GeForce GTX 950 2 GB GPU, a 1 terabyte hard-drive, and 4 GB of DDR3 memory.

Syber’s higher-end Steam Machine fetches for $1450 (£1200) and comes with an i7-4790k CPU, 16 GB of DDR3 RAM, and an Nvidia GTX 980 4 GB graphics card A middle-ground bundle, at $760 (£700) goes for the i5-4460 processor, 8 GB of DDR3, and a GTX 960 2 GB video card.

Cyber’s Steam Machine – click on the thumbnails below to view images in full-screen

Alienware is the third manufacturer releasing a line of Steam Machines, with its basic model going for $450 (£450) with an i3, 4 GB of memory, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX graphics card that carries 2GB of GDDR5. The premium model sells for $750 (£700) and comes with an i7 CPU, 8 GB of RAM, and a GeForce GTX graphics card with 2 GB of GDDR5. There are two tiers of pre-made bundles between these low and high-end versions.

Alienware’s Steam Machine – click on the thumbnails below to view images in full-screen

Steam Machines were first rumoured in March 2012, months prior to Valve’s official announcement. Each machine varies significantly in price and performance, while all run on SteamOS, a Linux-based operating system (though players can install windows too). A Valve-developed Steam controller has also been built for the devices.

Valve has also created a seperate solution to PC gaming in the living room, with a Wi-Fi-enabled device called Steam Link that transfers video signals from the PC to a nearby television.

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