A Splatoon 2 free demo, TCL 6-Series 4K TVs, and more of the week’s best gaming deals

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We’ve written a lot about the TCL R617 4K TV, which was named as Polygon’s pick last year for best 4K TV under $1,000. The 65-inch version is on sale right now at an all-time-low price of $819.99, which is $480 off launch price and $180 off current MSRP. If you really want to go big, a 75-inch TCL R615, Best Buy’s exclusive model that is identical to the R617 but comes with a standard remote lacking voice control, is down to $1,400.

Switch owners who haven’t yet tried out Nintendo’s online cartoon shooter, Splatoon 2, can test out the game this weekend in a free online demo. A Nintendo Switch Online trial is also available during the demo, which ends on Monday, March 25. If you do decide to buy the game after testing it out this weekend, Nintendo is offering 20 percent off at the eShop. Amazon is matching that price, $47.99, on a digital Switch code.

Finally, the Xbox Store is running a “Critically Acclaimed Sale” on, well, critically acclaimed Xbox One games. Save up to 60 percent off top titles from AAA hits like Red Dead Redemption 2 to indie darlings like Celeste.

Sometimes the weekend is just too short. Follow us on Twitter for the latest discounts throughout the week.


TCL 75-inch R615 4K TV — $1,400 at Best Buy ($300 off)

TCL 65-inch R617 4K TV — $819.99 at Amazon ($180 off)

Nintendo Switch bundle + Mario game + Mario enamel pins + Switch messenger bag — $329.99 at Walmart (up to $54.87 off)

Nintendo Switch + NBA 2K19 — $299 at Walmart ($29.99 off)

Xbox One console + free copy of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice — starts at $249.99 at Newegg with promo code EMCTWVV56

Razer Phone 2 — $499 at the Razer Store ($300 off)


Far Cry: New Dawn on Xbox One and PS4 — $19.99 at Amazon ($20 off)

Jump Force on Xbox One and PS4 — $49.99 at Amazon ($10 off)

Civilization 6 on Switch — $44.99 at Amazon ($15 off)

The Room on Switch — $5.99 at Amazon ($4 off)

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey on Xbox One and PS4 — $19.99 at Newegg with code EMCTWVV55 ($45 off)

Splatoon 2 on Switch — $47.99 at Amazon and the Nintendo eShop ($12 off)

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle on Switch — $19.99 at GameStop ($40 off)

Celeste on Xbox One — $9.99 at the Xbox Store ($10 off)

Dead Cells on Xbox One — $17.49 at the Xbox Store ($7.50 off)

Red Dead Redemption 2 on Xbox One — $40.19 at the Xbox Store ($19.80 off)

Soulcalibur 6 on Xbox One — $30 at the Xbox Store ($29.99 off)

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice on PC — $55.19 at Green Man Gaming ($4.80 off)

Frostpunk on PC — $15.19 at Green Man Gaming with code FD2019 ($14.80 off)

Tacoma on PC — free at the Humble Store

Elite Mystery Bundle of three secret Steam keys — $11.99 at Fanatical


Xbox One wireless controller — $38.03 at Amazon ($21 off)

Samsung 256 GB microSD card — $39.99 at Amazon ($15 off)

Corsair K70 Rapidfire mechanical gaming keyboard — $99.99 at Amazon ($70 off)

PlayStation Plus 12-month membership — $44.99 at Amazon ($15 off)

Dungeons & Dragons: The Legend of Drizzt board game — $38.90 at Amazon ($26.09 off)

Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of Ashardalon board game — $46.01 at Amazon ($18.98 off)

One Night Ultimate Werewolf — $10.28 at Amazon ($14.71 off)


• Nintendo Labo VR Kit — $79.99 at Amazon and Best Buy

• Nintendo Labo VR Starter Set — $39.99 at Amazon and Best Buy

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