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Amazon Prime Day: the best deals in gaming

It’s the third annual Amazon Prime Day, the members-only pseudo holiday filled with flash sales and deep discounts at the country’s largest online retailer. Keeping track of Prime Day is a daunting task, so we’ve teamed up with Vox Media’s commerce editor Chloe Reznikov to try and keep tabs on deals as they’re breaking.

Amazon Prime Day starts July 10 at 9 p.m. EST and runs until 2:59 a.m. on Wednesday, July 12. We’ll update this story throughout the day, adding deals as they come up and crossing them off when they’re no longer available. We’ll be focused on games and hardware, but if you you find something extraordinary in another, parallel category feel free to drop it in the comments below.

Of course, if you’re looking for the best deals in tech our friends at The Verge are rounding them up as well.

First things first. To participate in the best parts of Prime Day you need to be an Amazon Prime member, which will run you a cool $99 for one year. There are some big benefits to having a Prime membership, including Prime Video and Prime Music. You will also automatically get Twitch Prime, which grants you a bunch of perks on the streaming service including free games, ad-free viewing and one free channel subscription every 30 days. Of course, there’s also free two-day shipping on everything you order.

If you’re not already a Prime member, consider signing up for a free 30 day trial.

HARDWARE & ACCESSORIES

  • PlayStation VR headset is $45 off, which includes the PlayStation Camera and three games for free (usually $445.24, now $399.99). The games included are Until Dawn: Rush of BloodRIGS Mechanized Combat League, and PSVR Worlds.
  • Nvidia Shield tablet is $20 off (usually $199.99, now $179.99).
  • Astro Gaming Halo A50 wireless headphones are 40 percent off (usually $298).
  • PlayStation DualShock 4 controllers are $18 off (usually $64.99, now $46.49); you can also snag a camouflage green version for $39.99.
  • Cyberpowerpc i7-7700K GTX 1080 Gaming Desktop is $61 off (usually $1,761, now $1699.99).
  • Corsair Gaming Glaive RGB Gaming Mouse is $15 off (usually $69.99, now $54.99).
  • HyperX Cloud Revolver Gaming Headset for PC and PS4 is $30 off (usually $119.99, now $89.99).
  • Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i7, GeForce GTX 1060, 6GB DDR4, 256GB SSD) is $200 off (usually $1099.99, now $899.99).
  • PS4 Slim Bundle with free digital games and Comixology Comics is 24 percent off (usually $299, now $229).
  • Seagate hard drives are now up to 30 percent off (usually $77-$200, now $57-$160).
  • Xbox One S Console Bundles are discounted, including 35 percent off the 500GB Console with Play & Charge Kit, extra Xbox Wireless Controller and 3 Digital Games(now $239.99), and 31 percent off the Halo Wars 2 1TB Bundle with Play & Charge Kit, extra Xbox Wireless Controller and 3 Digital Games (now $289.99).
  • HTC Vive is $100 off, and if you order today you’ll receive Star Trek: Bridge Crew for free (usually $799.99, now $699.99).
  • Lightning deal: Microsoft Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows is $7 off (usually $24.99, now $7.60).
  • Nintendo Galaxy Style New 3DS XL is $25 off (originally $199.99, now $174.99).
  • Corsair K70 LUX RGB, one of our top-rated mechanical keyboards, is $109.99 (usually $159.99). Brown keyswitches only.
  • PlayStation Gold Wireless headset, is 40 percent off (usually $99.99).
  • Blue Yeti USB Microphone Blackout Edition is $40 off (usually $129.99, now $89.99).
  • Lightning deal: HORI Apex Racing Wheel, compatible with PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PC is $20 off (usually $99, now $79).
  • Razer Blade Stealth 12.5-inch 4K Touchscreen Ultrabook (7th Generation, Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Windows 10) is $300 off (usually $1,599.99, now $1,299.99).
  • Razer BlackWidow X Chroma Clicky RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is $45 off (usually $159.99, now $114.99).
  • Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma V2 USB Gaming Headset (7.1 Surround Sound with Retractable Digital Microphone and Chroma Lighting) is $20 off (usually $99.99, now $79.99).

GAMES

  • Lightning deal: Injustice 2 is 40 percent off for Xbox One (usually $59.99, now $35.99).
  • Lightning deal: Dark Souls 3: The Fire Fades Edition is $10 off (usually $39.99, now $29.99).
  • Lightning deal: The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind for PS4, PC, and Xbox One is 40 percent off (usually $59, now $35.99).
  • Super Mario Maker for 3DS is $10 off (was $39.99, now $29.99). Update: the price went up $2 to $31.99.
  • Lightning deal: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition is 58 percent off for PS4 and Xbox One (usually $59.99, now $24.99).
  • Lightning deal: Nioh for PS4 is 50 percent off (usually $59.99, now $29.99).
  • Lightning deal: Darksiders: Warmastered Edition for PS4 is $5 off (now $14.80).Update: sold out in minutes.
  • Lightning deal: Prey for PS4, Xbox One, and PC is $30 off (usually $59.99, now $29.99).
  • Final Fantasy XV for PS4 is 42 percent off (usually $59.99, now $34.81).
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration for PS4 is 20 percent off (usually $49.99, now $39.99)

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Exploding Kittens (both original and NSFW versions) are 44 percent off (usually $24.99, now $14). Update: the price is back down to $14.
  • Lightning deal: Legend of Zelda-themed 3DS case, shaped like a pouch, complete with special Hyrulian styluses, is 42 percent off (usually $19.99, now $11.60). Hurry because this lightning deal ends in 5 and a half hours, and is already 63 percent sold outUpdate: sold out in less than 30 minutes.
  • Game of Thrones: The Complete Seasons 1-6 (Blu-ray) is $48 off (usually $123, now $74.99).