Labor Day sales are on again. If you can’t wait for the official holiday season to kick off, or you want to get in early, there are a number of gaming deals you can pick up this weekend.
Some of the items require you to head to a store, but if battling the Labor Day crowds sounds terrible, there are also many online deals -- just be prepared to pay for shipping.
For the newer consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One, it’ll probably be best to wait for the Black Friday sales. Most deals this weekend include a whopping discount of around $20.
Turtle Beach Ear Force PX22 Amplified Universal Gaming Headset
The official headset of professional eSports organization Major League Gaming, the Ear Force PX22 works with “virtually anything you throw at it,” which is defined as the PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Mac, PS Vita, tablets and more; there is no reference to the PS4 or Xbox One.
$47.98 (down from $79.99). Only available in-store. For an extra $11.99 you can add on a 2-year protection plan that covers you for mechanical and electric failures “from normal use.”
'Diablo III' for PS3
Developed by Blizzard Entertainment, “Diablo III” is a role-playing action game released in May 2012; it was one of the best-selling PC games of that year. Players can choose from one of six character classes before going on a journey to defeat Diablo, the Lord of Terror.
$17.98 (down from $59.99). Available in-store and online. Rated M for mature.
PS3 12GB Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) Bundle
This PS3 bundle comes with a 12GB PS3 console, PS3 controller, “Disney Infinity (2.0 Edition)” game as well as some figurines, a web card and poster. Perfect for children who aren’t set on wanting the PS4.
$111.97 (down from $149.99). Only available in-store.
'Dark Souls II Collector Edition'
Another action role-playing game, “Dark Souls II” was released in March 2014 and received great reviews. It has multiplayer capabilities. The collector’s edition includes a figurine, hardbound art book and a game map, among other things. Rated T for teen.
$24.99 (down from $119.99). Only available online.
'Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward' for PS4
This massively multiplayer online role-playing game from developer Square Enix got great reviews when it was released in August 2013. Players can go on quests by themselves or interact with other players who are logged on. Rated T for teen.
$29.99 (down from $39.99). Available in-store and online.
'Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag' and 'Assassin’s Creed: Rogue' Xbox 360 Bundle
The "Assassin’s Creed" franchise includes action-adventure games based on historical fiction. This bundle includes "Black Flag," which was released in 2013, and "Rogue," released in 2014. Rated M for mature.
$17.99 (down from $59.96). Available in-store and online.