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Best Nintendo Switch Black Friday 2020 deals for games and bundles

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The Nintendo Switch has been the bestselling video game console in the world for nearly two years straight, and social distancing has made the portable gaming system even more popular during 2020.

While the newly launched PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S|X are also in high demand, the Switch is more likely to be in stock online and in-stores throughout

Black Friday
weekend and the rest of the holiday season. Major retailers, like GameStop, Target, Walmart, Best Buy, and even Kohl’s, have had $300 Switch bundles in stock for Black Friday, and many of Nintendo’s hit games are on sale for 50% off or more.

Below, we’ve rounded up the best Black Friday deals on Nintendo Switch consoles, games, and accessories that we’ve found so far:

The Switch hasn’t seen significant discounts below its

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  • November 28, 2020
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11 games and fun activities for a virtual Thanksgiving

With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning of the risks of Thanksgiving travel, many families are opting for a virtual Thanksgiving this year. Zoom, the go-to videoconferencing system for many during the pandemic, has even announced it’s waiving its usual 40-minute meeting limit on free accounts during the holiday so families can stay connected.

And while you may not be able to pass the turkey and stuffing through your webcam, there are still some ways you can make the holiday feel fun, special, and less like a carb-laden conference call. Here are a few ideas for games and other activities

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  • November 24, 2020
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The best iPad games of 2020 you need to play

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Believe it or not, the iPad is now 10 years old, and now has a games library comparable to any gaming console. 

If you’re interested in exploring gaming options on your iPad, we’ve got a list of some of the best games to get you started. Some, but not all, iPad games are available as part of Apple’s gaming subscription service, Apple Arcade. Others are available to download free or for a price in the App Store.

Read more: The 10 best iPad apps of the past decade

Gone Home

Price: $5

Annapurna Interactive

Gone Home will suck you in from the very start. You play as Katie Greenbriar, home from a year long trip in Europe. When you arrive home(in the middle of a thunderstorm no less), your family has seemingly vanished.

Explore all the nooks and crannies of the sprawling

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  • November 22, 2020
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The Best Games to Play on Xbox Series X|S Right Now

The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are finally out, and while there aren’t many big new exclusives, there are still plenty of great games to play on Microsoft’s newest platform. To help you sort through the launch lineup, IGN’s staff has curated a list of the ten best games you can play right now on Xbox Series X|S.Whether jumping into a new adventure, showcasing your gaming TV with 4K 120Hz gameplay, or revisiting an old favorite through backwards compatibility on Xbox, here are our picks for the ten best games on Xbox Series X|S.

More on the best of Xbox:

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Release Date: October 26, 2018 | Developer: Rockstar Games | Last Position: New! | IGN’s Red Dead Redemption 2 Wiki

Whether you’re riding across the plains in story mode or wreaking havoc through the streets of Saint Denis with

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  • November 22, 2020
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The Best Video Games Kids & Parents Will Both Want to Play

Contrary to popular belief, there are benefits for kids who play video games. We know, it’s kind of a shock, considering people have been saying video games have been rotting brains for decades. But what are the benefits? Improved coordination and problem-solving skills, to name a couple. Plus, games can even help with ADHD.

Of course, studies have also found negative effects linked to excessive levels of video-gaming, such as one that found high levels of gaming linked to poor social adjustment. In other words, it’s probably a fool’s errand to figure out, once and for all, if video games are Good or Bad. Rather, they’re just a part of life today, like TV, smartphones, and other forms of technology. While there’s reason to not give your kids unfettered access to screens, gaming can be part of a kid’s “balanced diet” of free time and play.

But, of course, parents

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  • November 21, 2020
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Best Xbox One, Series X, Series S Online Multiplayer Co-op Games 2020

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Xbox One, Series X, Series S Online Multiplayer Co-op Games
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2020

Taking down big bosses in games solo is fun, but overcoming the odds with friends in online co-op is even better. With the advent of the internet, we can enjoy co-operative gaming with friends worldwide, no matter where they are. So, we have put together a list of some online co-op games that represent the genre in our best Xbox One games and best Xbox Series X, Series S games roundups. Indeed, note that all Xbox One games can work for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S via backwards compatibility, save for Kinect-only titles.



The Halo series revolutionized First-Person shooters when it first debuted in 2001, and now you can relieve the UNSC’s fight against the fanatical Covenant, parasitic Flood, and otherworldly Prometheans in Halo: Master Chief Collection. This compilation includes Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo

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  • November 18, 2020
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5 relaxing video games that reduce anxiety

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Though video games have earned a largely negative reputation thanks to their depiction of violent acts and addictiveness, many are actually helpful rather than hurtful when it comes to mental health. In fact, one 2017 study published in Human Factors found that people who played casual video games to destress during the workday felt better than those who just sat silently.

So, which video games are best when it comes to relaxing and unwinding? We’ve rounded up five calming video games to play when you need a calming escape.

1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Shop: Animal Crossing: New Horizons, $54.99
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There’s a reason why Nintendo’s Animal

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  • November 16, 2020
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The 30 best iPad games you need to play

promofinal

Have you tried Among Us yet?


InnerSloth

Believe it or not, the iPad is now 10 years old, and now has a games library comparable to any gaming console. 

If you’re interested in exploring gaming options on your iPad, we’ve got a list of some of the best games to get you started. Some, but not all, iPad games are available as part of Apple’s gaming subscription service, Apple Arcade. Others are available to download free or for a price in the App Store.

Read more: The 10 best iPad apps of the past decade

Gone Home

Price: $5

Annapurna Interactive

Gone Home will suck you in from the very start. You play as Katie Greenbriar, home from a year long trip in Europe. When you arrive home(in the middle of a thunderstorm no less), your family has seemingly vanished.

Explore all the nooks and crannies of the sprawling

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  • November 16, 2020
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Skill games help small businesses (letter) | Letters To The Editor

I agree with state Rep. Jeff Wheeland’s Oct. 27 op-ed (“How to help state deficit and small businesses”) and the idea that skill games can help save the state from a massive deficit. 

I also have to say that a recent letter to the editor (“Games of skill are illegal slots,” Nov. 6) and the overall campaign against skill games have it all wrong, in my view. It is not surprising that the million-dollar entities behind smearing legal skill games have no idea what small businesses in Pennsylvania face — especially now.

As a Latina business owner, legal skill games have helped my business stay open during the pandemic. That has been no small accomplishment, and we are thankful. Our machines are cleaned because of COVID-19 according to guidelines set out by Pennsylvania Skill. We keep an eye on our games to make sure no minors ever play. Locations that

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  • November 13, 2020
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The 25 Best Video Games of the Last Generation

As the releases of the Xbox Series S and X and the Playstation 5 bring an era of gaming to a close, The Ringer looks back on the best of the previous generation. The following is a list of the best video games made in the past seven years. Only games released for either Xbox One or PS4, not including rereleases or remasters, were considered.


25. NBA 2K17

You can say what you want about the current iterations of NBA 2K, but there’s no denying that the 2K series was the best sports video game for nearly a decade. It was and is, to this day, the best basketball game ever made—and 2K17 was without a doubt the best one in the series. There was a run from 2K10 to 2K17 when the gameplay continued to improve each year, paving the way for an extremely realistic experience. What set

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  • November 10, 2020