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You can take $20 off three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate today

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Ars Staff
– Jun 9, 2020 6:32 pm UTC

Ars TechnicaToday’s Dealmaster is headlined by a new discount on Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, as three-month subscription codes for the all-you-can-eat video game service are currently down to $25 at various retailers. That’s $20 off the standard going rate and matches the previous low we saw during a sale last year. The deal is applicable to both new and existing Game Pass subscribers, so you can stock up if you wish to continue an ongoing membership.
We’ve highlighted various Xbox Game Pass Ultimate deals in the past, but the service remains an excellent value for those who play Xbox frequently. It rolls subscriptions to Xbox Live Gold, the standard Xbox Game Pass for consoles, and Xbox Game Pass for PC into a $15 monthly fee, which is equivalent to $180 a year. Individually, a year of Xbox Live Gold—which is required to play most Xbox games online and includes a few free games every month—normally costs $60, a year of standard Xbox Game Pass costs $120, and a year of Xbox Game Pass for PC costs $60.
A Game Pass Ultimate membership specifically is a better deal if you have a gaming PC capable of playing Xbox games, but at this deal price, the value is more apparent for a wider audience. Game Pass itself includes hundreds of downloadable games, including several we’ve given our own stamp of approval. These range from huge names like Red Dead Redemption 2, Gears 5, Minecraft Dungeons, and Forza Horizon 4—along with nearly every Microsoft-made game released in the past couple of years—to less-marketed gems like Outer Wilds, Subnautica, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, and Streets of Rage 4, among many others.
For those who have never owned Game Pass before, we’re obligated to mention that it’s still possible to take up to three years of an existing Xbox Live Gold membership time—or just stockpile Xbox Live Gold codes ahead of time—and convert it into Xbox Game Pass Ultimate service for $1 extra. Microsoft seems content to tether new users to Game Pass with discounts like that, particularly with the service playing a key role in its upcoming Xbox Series X. But if you’ve already used Game Pass, play through enough games to make use of the service, and plan on using some sort of Xbox console going forward, today’s deal should be a good one.
If you’re not an Xbox player, we also have tons of PS4 games on sale, discounted noise-cancelling headphones from Bose and Sony, Roku streamer deals, and more. Have a look below.

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Top 10 deals of the day
Microsoft Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 3-month membership digital code for $24.99 at Amazon and GameStop (normally $45).
Sony PlayStation Plus 12-month membership digital code for $41.99 at Amazon (normally $60).
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 (White) Bluetooth noise-cancelling headphones for $299 at Amazon (normally $375).
Roku Streaming Stick+ 4K HDR media streamer for $39 at Amazon (normally $49).
Tile Slim (2020) Bluetooth tracker for $23.99 at Amazon (normally $30).
Sony WF-1000XM3 true wireless noise-cancelling earphones for $178 at Amazon (normally $215).
Anker PowerPort I USB-C desktop charger – 60W total, 30W USB-C PD, 4x USB-A for $32.99 at Amazon (normally $50).
SanDisk Extreme Pro (256GB) SDXC card – C10, U3, V30 for $59.99 at Amazon (normally $70).
Vava VA-UC006 9-in-1 USB-C hub – 2x USB 3.0, USB 2.0, 100W pass-through charging, HDMI (4K@30Hz), SD, microSD, Ethernet, 3.5mm for $29.99 at Amazon (clip $10 coupon and use code: IRHNR6CS – normally $55).
Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality – 1,000+ DRM-free PC games including Night in the Woods, Minit, Quadrilateral Cowboy, Oxenfree, A Short Hike, etc. starting from $5 at itch.io (all proceeds donated to NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund & Community Bail Fund).
Enlarge / The 2020 Retina MacBook Air.Laptop and desktop PC deals
Apple MacBook Pro (2019) laptop – 2.6GHz Intel Core i7-9750H, 16-inch 3072×1920, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Magic Keyboard for $2,099 at Amazon (normally $2,200).
Apple MacBook Air (2020) laptop – 1.1GHz Intel Core i5-1030NG7, 13.3-inch 2560×1600, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Magic Keyboard for $1,199.99 at Amazon (normally $1,270).
Apple MacBook Air (2020) laptop – 1.1GHz Intel Core i3-1000NG4, 13.3-inch 2560×1600, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Magic Keyboard for $899.99 at Amazon (normally $970).
Lenovo Yoga C940 laptop – Intel Core i7-1065G7, 14-inch 1080p, 12GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $999.99 at Best Buy (normally $1,270).
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-core/16-thread desktop processor + Wraith Prism LED cooler for $274.49 at Amazon (normally $295).
WD Black SN750 (500GB) internal M.2 NVMe SSD for $69.99 at Amazon (normally $80).
Enlarge / Red Dead Redemption 2.PlayStation Days of Play 2020 sale
Sony PlayStation Plus 12-month membership digital code for $41.99 at Amazon (normally $60).
Sony PlayStation Now 12-month membership digital code for $41.99 at Amazon (normally $60).
Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience (PS4) for $4.99 at PlayStation Store (normally $20).
Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition (PS4) for $9.99 at Amazon and GameStop (normally $17).
God of War (PS4) for $9.98 at Amazon and GameStop (normally $15).
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (PS4) for $9.99 at GameStop (normally $17).
The Last of Us Remastered (PS4) for $9.99 at Amazon, GameStop, and PlayStation Store (normally $16).
Astro Bot: Rescue Mission (PSVR) for $9.99 at GameStop and PlayStation Store (normally $20).
Gran Turismo Sport (PS4) for $9.99 at Amazon and GameStop (normally $18).
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (PS4) for $9.99 at GameStop and PlayStation Store (normally $17).
Bloodborne (PS4) for $9.99 at GameStop and Walmart (normally $17).
God of War III Remastered (PS4) for $9.99 at Walmart (normally $15).
LittleBigPlanet 3 (PS4) for $9.99 at GameStop and Walmart (normally $15).
Ratchet & Clank (PS4) for $9.99 at Walmart and PlayStation Store (normally $17).
Farpoint (PSVR) for $9.99 at PlayStation Store (normally $17).
Hitman 2 (PS4, digital) for $11.99 at PlayStation Store (normally $20).
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PS4, digital) for $11.99 at PlayStation Store (normally $20).
Days Gone (PS4, digital) for $14.79 at PlayStation Store (normally $25).
Metro Exodus (PS4, digital) for $15.99 at PlayStation Store (physical copy for $19.99 at Amazon – normally $28).
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Game of the Year Edition (PS4) for $19.99 at Amazon and GameStop (normally $25).
Resident Evil 2 (PS4, digital) for $19.99 at PlayStation Store (normally $28).
Death Stranding (PS4, digital) for $23.99 at PlayStation Store (physical copy for $29.99 at Amazon – normally $37).
Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4, digital) for $26.99 at PlayStation Store (normally $40).
Dreams (PS4) for $29.99 at Amazon, GameStop, and PlayStation Store (normally $40).
The Outer Worlds (PS4, digital) for $29.99 at PlayStation Store (normally $37).
Doom Eternal (PS4) for $39.99 at Amazon and PlayStation Store (normally $60).
Resident Evil 3 (PS4) for $39.99 at Amazon and PlayStation Store (normally $55).
MLB The Show 20 (PS4) for $39.98 at GameStop and PlayStation Store (normally $60).
Nioh 2 (PS4) for $39.99 at Amazon and GameStop (normally $60).
Persona 5 Royal (PS4) for $39.99 at Amazon (normally $50).
Sony PlayStation Platinum wireless gaming headset for $99.99 at GameStop (normally $115).
Sony PlayStation Gold wireless gaming headset for $69.99 at Amazon and GameStop (normally $90).
Enlarge / Gears 5 is included in Xbox Game Pass, but it’s on sale today for those who want to own it separately. Video game deals
Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality – 1,000+ DRM-free PC games (Night in the Woods, Minit, Quadrilateral Cowboy, Oxenfree, A Short Hike, etc.) starting from $5 at itch.io (all proceeds donated to NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund & Community Bail Fund).
Black Lives Matter Support Bundle – various DRM-free PC games starting from $20 at itch.io (all proceeds donated to Black Lives Matter and National Bail Fund Network).
Gears 5 (XB1) for $14.99 at Amazon (normally $25).
Ori and the Will of the Wisps (XB1) for $19.99 at Amazon (normally $30).
Forza Horizon 4 (XB1, digital) for $24.99 at Amazon (normally $45).
Halo 5: Guardians (XB1) for $9.99 at Amazon (normally $15).
Borderlands 3 (XB1) for $12.99 at Amazon (normally $20).
Titanfall 2: Ultimate Edition (XB1) for $4.49 at Amazon and Microsoft (normally $15).
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (XB1, digital) for $9.99 at Microsoft (normally $20).
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI (Switch) for $14.99 at Amazon and GameStop (normally $20).
Doom Eternal (XB1, digital) for $38.99 at Microsoft (normally $60).
Resident Evil 2 (XB1, digital) for $19.99 at Microsoft (normally $28).
Red Dead Redemption 2 (XB1, digital) for $29.99 at Microsoft (normally $40).
Kingdom Hearts All-in-One Package (PS4) for $39.99 at Amazon (normally $50).
Dragon Quest Builders 2 (PS4) for $19.99 at Amazon (normally $27).
Wreckfest (PS4) for $24.99 at Amazon (normally $34).
Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition (XB1) for $9.99 at Amazon (normally $15).
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (PS4) for $19.99 at Walmart (normally $30).
Dead Space (PC, digital) for $1.99 at Amazon (normally $15).
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (PS4, XB1) for $19.99 at GameStop (normally $27).
Apex Legends: Lifeline Edition (PS4, XB1) – includes 1,000 Apex Coins for $5.99 at Walmart (normally $15).
Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4) for $49.94 at Walmart (normally $60).
Pre-order: Cyberpunk 2077 (PS4, XB1, PC) for $49.94 at Amazon (normally $60).
Pre-order: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (PS4, XB1) for $49.94 at Amazon (normally $60).
Enlarge / The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.Jeff DunnGaming deals
Microsoft Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 3-month membership code for $24.99 at Amazon and GameStop (normally $45).
8Bitdo SN30 Pro Bluetooth gamepad for Nintendo Switch, PC, Android, macOS for $34.99 at Amazon (normally $45).
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller for $59 at Walmart (normally $65).
Sega Genesis Mini retro mini console for $49.99 at Amazon and GameStop (normally $60).
Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition wired gaming keyboard – TKL, Razer Linear Optical switches for $99.99 at Amazon (normally $130).
Enlarge / The Roku Streaming Stick+.Samuel AxonTV and home entertainment deals
Roku Streaming Stick+ 4K HDR media streamer for $39 at Amazon (normally $49).
Roku Smart Soundbar 2.0 soundbar + 4K HDR media streamer for $149.99 at Amazon (normally $165).
Enlarge / Sony’s noise-cancelling true wireless headphones: the WF-1000XM3. SonyElectronics deals
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 (White) Bluetooth noise-cancelling headphones for $299 at Amazon (normally $375).
Sony WF-1000XM3 true wireless noise-cancelling earphones for $178 at Amazon (normally $215).
Apple Watch Series 5 (40mm) smartwatch for $299.99 at Amazon (normally $384).
10.2-inch Apple iPad (128GB) tablet for $329.99 at Amazon (discount seen at checkout – normally $395).
Anker SoundCore Spirit X Bluetooth sports earphones for $13.99 at Amazon (normally $35).
Anker Soundcore Life Q20 Bluetooth noise-cancelling headphones for $49.99 at Amazon (clip $10 coupon – normally $60).
Audio-Technica ATH-M40X wired headphones for $79 at Amazon (normally $99).
Google Pixel 3a (64GB) unlocked smartphone for $279 at Amazon (normally $350).
Garmin Vivoactive 4S (40mm) GPS smartwatch for $269 at Garmin and Amazon (normally $315).
TP-Link TL-SG105 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch for $14.39 at Amazon (normally $20).
Withings Steel HR hybrid smartwatch for $119.95 at Withings and Amazon (normally $160).
UE Megaboom 3 portable Bluetooth speaker for $119.99 at Amazon (normally $170).
Synology DS218+ 2-bay NAS for $272.99 at Amazon (normally $297).
Enlarge / The Amazon Echo Dot.AmazonSmart home deals
TP-Link Kasa HS105 (3-pack) smart Wi-Fi outlet for $29.99 at Amazon (normally $40).
TP-Link Kasa HS220 (3-pack) smart Wi-Fi light dimmer switch for $58.99 at Amazon (normally $85).
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) smart speaker for $24.99 at Woot (normally $40).
10.1-inch Amazon Echo Show (2-pack, 2nd gen) smart display for $359.98 at Amazon (use code: SHOW2PACK – normally $460).
Eufy RoboVac 30 robot vacuum for $179.99 at Amazon (normally $240).
Enlarge / VAVA’s USB-C adapter combines a slim design with a useful selection of ports at a decent price.Accessories and miscellaneous deals
Tile Slim (2020) Bluetooth tracker for $23.99 at Amazon (normally $30).
SanDisk Extreme (1TB) microSDXC card – A2, U3, V30 for $229.99 at Amazon and B&H (normally $260).
SanDisk Extreme Pro (256GB) SDXC card – C10, U3, V30 for $59.99 at Amazon (normally $70).
Anker PowerPort I USB-C desktop charger – 60W total, 30W USB-C PD, 4x USB-A for $32.99 at Amazon (normally $50).
Anker PowerWave 7.5 Stand Qi wireless charging stand – 10W Galaxy/7.5W iPhone + AC adapter for $32.99 at Amazon (clip 34% coupon – normally $49).
RavPower 61W PD GaN USB-C wall charger – 61W USB-C PD, GaN for $21.27 at Amazon (normally $32).
Vava VA-UC006 9-in-1 USB-C hub – 2x USB 3.0, USB 2.0, 100W pass-through charging, HDMI (4K@30Hz), SD, microSD, Ethernet, 3.5mm for $29.99 at Amazon (clip $10 coupon and use code: IRHNR6CS – normally $55).
Nekteck 5-Port 111W Charging Station USB-C desktop charger – 111W total, 87W USB-C PD, 4x USB-A for $39.99 at Amazon (normally $50).

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