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Epic’s “Mega Sale” returns with tons of discounts on notable PC games


Epic’s “Mega Sale” returns with tons of discounts on notable PC games

Ars Technica


Today’s Dealmaster is headlined by the return of Epic’s annual Mega Sale, which includes discounts on a number of noteworthy PC games. Like last year’s deals event, the sale also includes a recurring coupon that takes $10 off any eligible game priced at $14.99 or more after existing sale discounts. You’ll have to be signed in to an Epic Games account to access this feature, but once used, the coupon will immediately reset and become usable for your next purchase of a game priced at $15 or more. There’s no way to stack multiple coupons for one purchase, but Epic says anyone who has pre-purchased a game that launches during the sale will get a $10 refund to account for the coupon when said game comes out. The company says the Mega Sale will last until June 17.
While the Epic Games Store still isn’t quite as robust or well-stocked as Steam—and while we expect Valve’s storefront to launch its own annual Summer Sale sometime in the coming weeks—this sales event includes good discounts on several games we like, including former Ars Game of the Year winners Hades and Control; the recently Ars Approved Loop Hero; widely heralded titles like Disco Elysium and Outer Wilds; and blockbusters like Red Dead Redemption IICyberpunk 2077, and Death Stranding. Also of note, NBA 2K21 is currently available at no cost until May 27, at which point Epic will roll out a new free game. We’ve picked out a sampling of steeper-than-usual discounts below.

If you can’t stand the thought of adding even more games to your backlog, our curated deals roundup also includes sales on Apple’s Mac Mini, various iPads and Roku media streamers, Fitbit’s Sense smartwatch, microSD cards, portable batteries, and more. You can check out the full roundup below.

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Top 10 deals of the day

The 2020 M1-equipped Apple Mac mini.
Enlarge / The 2020 M1-equipped Apple Mac mini.

Samuel Axon

Laptop and desktop PC deals

  • Apple Mac Mini (2020) mini desktop PC—Apple M1, 8GB RAM, 256GB for $599.99 at Amazon (discount seen at checkout—normally $670).
  • Lenovo ThinkBook 13s (Gen 2) laptop—Intel Core i5-1135G7, 13.3-inch 2560×1600, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $724.99 at Lenovo (use code: THINKMEM21—normally $850).
  • 27-inch Gigabyte M27Q gaming monitor—2560×1440, IPS, 170 Hz, FreeSync for $309.99 at Amazon (normally $330).
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-core/16-thread desktop processor for $418.89 at Amazon (normally $450).
  • SK Hynix Gold P31 (500GB) PCIe NVMe Gen 3 internal SSD for $63.74 at Amazon (clip 15% coupon—normally $75).
  • SK Hynix Gold S31 (1TB) 2.5-inch 3D NAND internal SSD for $89.25 at Amazon (clip 15% coupon—normally $105).
In former Ars 2020 Game of the Year <em>Hades</em>, you take on the role of Zargeus, son of Hades, who is doing his darndest to bust out of his Underworld home to find a new residence at Mount Olympus.
Enlarge / In former Ars 2020 Game of the Year Hades, you take on the role of Zargeus, son of Hades, who is doing his darndest to bust out of his Underworld home to find a new residence at Mount Olympus.

Supergiant Games

Video game deals

  • Epic Mega Sale 2021: $10 off various PC games priced $14.99 or more at Epic Games Store (coupon renews upon use, discount seen at checkout).
  • Death Stranding (PC, digital) for $13.99 at Epic Games Store (clip Epic Coupon, discount seen at checkout—normally $60).
  • Hades (PC, digital) for $9.99 at Epic Games Store (clip Epic Coupon, discount seen at checkout—normally $25).
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 (PC, digital) for $15.99 at Epic Games Store (clip Epic Coupon, discount seen at checkout—normally $40).
  • Loop Hero (PC, digital) for $4.99 at Epic Games Store (clip Epic Coupon, discount seen at checkout—normally $15).
  • Disco Elysium: The Final Cut (PC, digital) for $19.99 at Epic Games Store (clip Epic Coupon, discount seen at checkout—normally $40).
  • Tetris Effect (PC, digital) for $16.79 at Epic Games Store (clip Epic Coupon, discount seen at checkout—normally $40).
  • Outer Wilds (PC, digital) for $9.99 at Epic Games Store (clip Epic Coupon, discount seen at checkout—normally $25).
  • Inside (PC, digital) for $4.99 at Epic Games Store (clip Epic Coupon, discount seen at checkout—normally $20).
  • The Messenger (PC, digital) for $4.99 at Epic Games Store (clip Epic Coupon, discount seen at checkout, also on Game Pass—normally $20).
  • Desperados III (PC, digital) for $14.99 at Epic Games Store (clip Epic Coupon, discount seen at checkout, also on Game Pass—normally $50).
<em>Loop Hero </em>is one of our favorite games of 2021 so far.
Enlarge / Loop Hero is one of our favorite games of 2021 so far.
The sparse delivery-focused gameplay of <em>Death Stranding </em>has been divisive, but the game itself looks stunning on PC.
Enlarge / The sparse delivery-focused gameplay of Death Stranding has been divisive, but the game itself looks stunning on PC.

Kojima Productions / 505 Games

<em>Planet</em> is a nature-themed board game that isn't too complex for younger or less experienced players.
Enlarge / Planet is a nature-themed board game that isn’t too complex for younger or less experienced players.

Ars Technica

Gaming deals

The Roku Streaming Stick+ 4K HDR media streamer.
Enlarge / The Roku Streaming Stick+ 4K HDR media streamer.

Samuel Axon

TV and home entertainment deals

Fitbit's Sense has all the sensors you could ask for in a fitness tracker and deeper health insights and guidance than Apple Watches offer, especially with Fitbit's Premium membership.
Enlarge / Fitbit’s Sense has all the sensors you could ask for in a fitness tracker and deeper health insights and guidance than Apple Watches offer, especially with Fitbit’s Premium membership.

Corey Gaskin / Ars Technica

Electronics deals

The Raspberry Pi 4.
Enlarge / The Raspberry Pi 4.

Jeff Dunn

Accessories and miscellaneous deals



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