If you’re hyped for gaming news today, there’s a very special deal you need to check out right now. Humble has a new bundle featuring a slew of big Capcom hits from the past few years, including some remastered classics from the PS2 era. Some notable ones are: Street Fighter V† Devil May Cry 5and Monster Hunter: World† As is often the case with a Humble Bundle, the proceeds go to charities, the developers and Humble itself. This one has contributions going to the ACLU and The Trevor Project.
As for the bundle itself, you can get the full package of 11 titles for $20 (or more, if you’re in the charity mood). At full price, these Capcom games are valued at $224, so you’re getting a massive discount of over 90 percent. It also includes two 50 percent coupons for: Monster Hunter Rise and Street Fighter V DLC. Each included game is for Windows PC and you will receive Steam codes by email to activate them all. Since most of these games are a few years (or older), they should also play well on a Steam Deck.
There are also price tiers under $20 that get you fewer games, including a $10 tier for seven titles and a $1 tier for three games that still Street Fighter V† The offer ends in 13 days, on June 22 at 9:00 PM ET.
Now, from PC game deals to a deal on a PC where you can play those games: the 15.6-inch Asus ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition currently costs $1,399.99 at Best Buy, saving you $300 on this gaming laptop that is already above its class, even at full price. If you don’t need a built-in webcam or biometric authentication (like a fingerprint reader), this laptop – which packs an AMD Ryzen 9 5980HX CPU, Radeon RX 6800M GPU, 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD – is a great match for most gaming -needs. The large screen can reach a refresh rate of 165 Hz and the laptop generally has a long battery life. It has a bit of the gamer aesthetic, but may I say it’s a bit on the more tasteful side? Read our review†
On the other side of the world of laptops, the Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook has a new low price of $279 for Best Buy’s deal of the day. This is exceptional value for a mid-range Chromebook, and for today only it’s $140 off the regular price. It has a great backlit keyboard, a good selection of ports (including USB-C on each side), a microSD card slot and a physical webcam shutter for privacy. Combine all that with a 1080p touchscreen that can be folded, and you’ve got a nice package for doing schoolwork or general web browsing. Keep in mind that battery life is not its strongest point. But even with that in mind, the Flex 5 has been our best mid-range option in our Chromebook buying guide. Read our review†
Just launched in March, the 2022 iPad Air is the most recently revamped tablet in Apple’s stable. It shares a lot of hardware with the 2020 model, including an all-day battery and a sleep/wake button with Touch ID, but it also touts Apple’s M1 processor. That CPU makes it compatible with the new Stage Manager and external display features that Apple demonstrated at WWDC, as the M1 chip is a requirement for iPads to receive these laptop-like features.
If you’re looking for the Wi-Fi equipped iPad Air, the 64GB model is: now on sale at Amazon for $559 instead of $599† That’s not bad, but we’ve seen it drop below this $40 discount. The better buy now is the 256GB configuration, which currently costs $679. Amazon and walmart† That’s $70 off, and the added storage may be worth it, as 64GB can get a bit limiting very quickly. Read our review†
Some more refreshing deals on this thirsty Thursday
- Woot is currently offering deals on some refurbished iPad keyboard accessories† There are keyboards for a few different iPads, including the base model and select iPad Pros. This includes an extra great deal on the Apple Magic Keyboard for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. It normally costs $349 when new, but this: refurb deal is only $159.99 in black with a 90 day warranty† Read our review†
- The Roborock S7 robotic vacuum cleaner can map your home to build automated cleaning routines, and it is currently $479.99 ($170 off) direct from Roborock through Walmart. Read our robot vacuum cleaner buying guide†
- The Roku Ultra 2022 streaming box dropped to $69.99 ($30 off) at Target when you add it to your cart. It’s the same 4K HDR-capable streamer from last year, but with an updated remote that supports voice control and a headphone jack.
- Moment has several discounts on its attachable lenses for smartphones, including an iPhone 13 starter pack with three lenses for $287.90 ($50 off). The supported phones are iPhones, Google Pixels and Samsung Galaxy models.
- If you want a budget-friendly podcasting microphone that’s surprisingly good, the Samson Q2u Podcasting Kit costs $79.99 ($60 off) at B&H Photo. It comes with the microphone, a desk mounting arm, and some basic headphones for self-monitoring. This USB microphone has a dynamic style, which means it’s better at isolating your voice in a room without sound-damping material.