If you’re hyped up today for gaming news, there’s a very special deal running now that you should check out. Humble has a new bundle collecting a whole slew of big Capcom hits from the last bunch of years, including some remastered PS2-era classics. Some notable ones include Street Fighter V, Devil May Cry 5, and Monster Hunter: World. As is often the case with a Humble Bundle, proceeds go to charities, the developers, and Humble itself. This one has contributions going towards the ACLU and The Trevor Project.
As for the bundle itself, you can get in on the full package of 11 titles for $20 (or more, if you are in the charitable mood). At full price, these Capcom games are valued at $224 — so you’re getting a huge discount of over 90 percent. It also includes two 50 percent-off coupons for Monster Hunter Rise and Street Fighter V DLC. Each included game is for Windows PC, and you will be emailed Steam codes to activate each one. Since most of these games are a few years old (or older), they should play nicely on a Steam Deck as well.
There are also price tiers below $20 that award you less games, including a $10 tier for seven titles and a $1 tier for three games that still includes Street Fighter V. The offer ends 13 days from now, at 9PM ET on June 22nd.
Now from PC game deals to a deal on a PC you can play those games on: the 15.6-inch Asus ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition is currently $1,399.99 at Best Buy, saving you $300 off this gaming laptop that already punches above its class, even at full price. If you can forego the need for a built-in webcam or biometric authentication (like a fingerprint reader), then this laptop — which packs an AMD Ryzen 9 5980HX CPU, Radeon RX 6800M GPU, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB SSD — is a great match for most gaming needs. The large display can reach a 165Hz refresh rate, and the laptop has overall great battery life. It’s got a bit of the gamer aesthetic going, but may I say it’s a little on the more tasteful side? Read our review.
On the other side of the world of laptops, the Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook is down to a new low price of $279 for Best Buy’s deal of the day. This is an exceptional value for a mid-range Chromebook, and for today only it’s $140 off its regular price. It’s got 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. Pair all of that with a 1080p touchscreen display that folds over, and you’ve got a nice package for getting schoolwork or general web browsing done. Just be aware that battery life is not its strongest point. Though, even with that in mind, the Flex 5 has held as our best midrange option in our Chromebook buying guide. Read our review.
Having just launched in March, the 2022 iPad Air is the most recently-refreshed tablet in Apple’s stable. It shares a lot of hardware with the 2020 model, including all-day battery life and a sleep/wake button that features Touch ID, but it also touts Apple’s M1 processor. That CPU ensures it will be 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 in the market for the Wi-Fi-equipped iPad Air, the 64GB model is on sale at Amazon right now for $559 instead of $599. That’s not bad, but we’ve seen it dip lower than this $40 discount. The better buy right now is the 256GB configuration, which is currently $679 at Amazon and Walmart. That’s $70 off, and the added storage may be worthwhile, since 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 a bunch of refurbished iPad keyboard accessories. There are keyboards for a few different iPads, including the base model and select iPad Pros. This includes an extra-good deal on the Apple Magic Keyboard for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. It normally runs $349 when new, but this refurb deal is just $159.99 in black with a 90-day warranty. Read our review.
- The Roborock S7 robot vacuum can map out your house to build automated cleaning routines, and it’s currently $479.99 ($170 off) from direct from Roborock via Walmart. Read our robot vacuum buying guide.
- The Roku Ultra 2022 streaming box is down 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 a variety of discounts running on its attachable lenses for smartphones, including an iPhone 13 three-lens starter kit for $287.90 ($50 off). The supported phones include iPhones, Google Pixels, and Samsung Galaxy models.
- If you want a budget-friendly mic for podcasting that is surprisingly good, the Samson Q2u podcasting kit is $79.99 ($60 off) at B&H Photo. It comes with the mic, desk mount arm, and some basic headphones for self-monitoring. This USB mic is a dynamic-style, which means it’s better for isolating your voice in a room that doesn’t have sound-proofing material.