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Get a free Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K when you sign up for PlayStation Vue

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The Fire TV Stick 4K usually goes for $49.99. Get it for free and use it to flip through your 90 channels.
The Fire TV Stick 4K usually goes for $49.99. Get it for free and use it to flip through your 90 channels.

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Cord-cutting (or committing to anything past Netflix, honestly) can be daunting. Trying to navigate streaming packages sucks — and why even pay for them when your non-smart TV can’t pull them up?

We gotchu: Until March 12, PlayStation Vue will give you an Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K for free when you sign up for and pay for one month of the Core, Elite, or Ultra plans. We’re pretty sure this deal hasn’t happened since PlayStation Vue came to Fire TV in 2015. You can thank us later.

If you’re going to be paying monthly for live channels and have a few extra bucks to throw in, PlayStation Vue is the best choice — hands down. With over 60 channels in Core, over 90 in Elite, and those same 90 plus HBO and SHOWTIME in Ultra, it’s kind of impossible not to find something to watch. Actually, PlayStation Vue is so good that Mashable named it the best overall premium streaming service.

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Vue allows simultaneous streaming on five devices at once, including a PS4, PS3, plus three other devices — so the whole household can use it even if they’ve never touched a PlayStation in their life. This also means five virtually unlimited DVRs.

Here’s the plan of attack:

  1. Sign up for a five-day free trial of PlayStation Vue with the Core, Elite, or Ultra Plan by March 3. The lowest-tier Access Plan isn’t part of the deal, but the Core Plan is only five bucks more.

  2. Enjoy a free week and pay for your first month by March 12. (If you’ve already done the email sneak and used a first trial, you can skip the trial business and still pay for your first month by March 12.)

  3. Around March 18, PlayStation will send a code to the same email address that was used to sign up. The code can be redeemed on Amazon for a free Fire TV Stick 4K (regularly $49.99), and the code must be used before May 6 at midnight.

No, seriously — if you have a non-smart TV and don’t have a Fire TV Stick, WYD? These little plug-ins can essentially turn your TV into a smart TV, housing your Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, and more all in one place  — or just ask Alexa via the remote. The latest and greatest Fire Stick also lets you stream in 4K.

See the channel lineups and sign up for PlayStation Vue for $49.99, $59.99, or $79.99/month here.

Save $30 on these Turtle Beach wireless gaming headsets

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The perfect gift for the pro gamer in you!
The perfect gift for the pro gamer in you!

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Every gamer knows the struggle of plugging in your crappy off-brand earbuds into your controller just to be greeted with static – making it impossible to play with your like-minded friends. Fear not, because an extremely popular brand of gaming headset has just become way more affordable – and we think it’s going to fix all of your game audio-related issues. That’s right, the Turtle Beach Stealth 700s for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC are now on sale! 

Usually somewhat on the pricey side at $149.99, the Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Wireless Surround Sound Gaming Headset is now $30 off at Best Buy (now $119.99). You have two options at this price – one compatible with both Xbox One and Windows PC, and the other with the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro. This is a pretty sweet price cut for those looking for a nice gaming headset that’s popular with the pros. 

The Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Headset is jam-packed with awesome audio features, including premium surround sound, active noise-cancellation, and Bluetooth connectivity. These are perfect for players who need to listen for softer sounds in intense battle royale games or horror game buffs who love having the shit scared out of them from all sides. They feature a handy drop-down microphone as well to ensure high-quality in-game chat experiences, and they’re super comfortable to wear for hours on end! 

If you want to be on the level of some of the biggest Twitch streamers around, you’re going to want to invest in a reliable gaming headset – and we think the Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Wireless Surround Sound Gaming Headset is the way to go. Snag these babies at Best Buy now to score $30 off!

Relive the golden age of gaming and save 44% with the PlayStation Classic console

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Classic for a reason.
Classic for a reason.

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Some of the new games released this year truly pushed the boundaries of what we can expect from the gaming industry. Mind-blowing graphics, intense gameplay, and stunning soundtracks seem to be becoming the norm.

It’s a great time to be a gamer, but sometimes you just need a quick hit of nostalgia. Sony has now released the PlayStation Classic console preloaded with 20 of the best PlayStation games, including Final Fantasy VII, Grand Theft Auto, Resident Evil, Tekken 3 and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six

This new release is a miniature recreation of the original PlayStation console and includes a HDMI cable to connect directly to a TV and two wired controllers meaning you can settle old scores with your friends. The PlayStation Classic console also features a built-in virtual memory card, so you can save your adventures as you switch between your old favourites.

The first PlayStation console changed the way we played. You can relive that golden era of gaming with new PlayStation Classic for just £49.99. That’s a massive £40 saving on the list price of £89.99.

2018 might have been a great year for gaming, but the early 90s was when everything changed for the better.

Someone managed to access the PlayStation Classic’s secret menu

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Although the PlayStation Classic is a faithful miniaturization of the original console, it’s simply an emulator, and the people at YouTube channel Retro Gaming Arts have managed to find a way to access the console’s secret menu.

Using a simple USB keyboard (although the video creators note only Corsair and Logitech keyboards seem to work) and hitting the Escape key when a game boots up, you can access the menu which allows you to manipulate frame rates and what appears to be the ability to enter cheats. 

Of course, there’s the risk of messing up your system, so be wary if you’re going to try this at home. 

Given the PlayStation Classic’s annoyingly limited range of games, it’s a first step into figuring out if the system can be hacked to do more than what’s been prescribed by Sony.