Black Friday - one of the most frenzied shopping days of the year - is a week away and retailers are already rolling out some of their best deals. At the LEGO store (there is one at the Westfarms Mall) they plan for plenty of door busters, shoppers will get a free LEGO Wall Calendar with purchases of $75 or more! Xbox Live Gold members will get early access to such deals until today and Gold members can save up to additional10 percent for their Gold status.
As usual, December's Games with Gold are each only free for a limited time, so don't wait too long to pick up any of the games you see that you might like. Besides over 1,000 virtual purchases - from apps to games to media fall to cents on the Windows Store, there are also a number of hardware that are going for mouthwatering prices.
All told, those are sweet deals for a console that had just recently turned two years old, and Halo fanatics will certainly flock towards the last bundle in that list, assuming they haven't bought an Xbox One just yet. Discounts extend to its newly formed Windows Store. If you're not signed up, Microsoft is offering an upgrade to Gold for Xbox One or 360 owners for a reduced price of $1 for the first month of membership.
The holiday deals from Microsoft have begun and run until the weekend of Thanksgiving. You can save up to $200 off the Surface Pro 3 and $300 on the HP Pavilion 15, which will retail for $549. The Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle costs $299, and the Xbox One Rise of the Tomb Raider Bundle is selling for $349. The same deal applies to the Sony PlayStation 4 with 500 GB Hard Drive and DualShock 4 wireless controller (also Limit 3).
The company is also offering a "Work & Play" bundle that gives the user a bunch of perks: A year's subscription to Office 365 Home, Xbox Live Gold, unlimited world Skype calls and plus a $60 promotional gift card for digital entertainment content all for $149. Go to our 2016 registration page: InformationWeek's Elite 100 list for 2016.
Black Friday is indeed the time to satisfy the gaming cravings. Depending on your settings, your Xbox One could perform this update without any input from you.