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The best Prime Day game deals you don’t want to miss

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Whether you’re a PC, console, or mobile gamer—or like a little bit of all three—Amazon has some seriously compelling Prime Day gaming deals going on right now. We’re big gamers at WIRED, and I’ve been combing through our numerous gaming guides (like the best gaming headsets, the best gaming keyboards, and the best gaming controllers) to find the discounts that are worth your time. Tune in to our Prime Day live blog and our roundup of the best Amazon Prime Day deals for more.

We test products throughout the year and carefully select these offerings. We will update this guide periodically throughout the sale event.

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Gaming Headset Deals

With comfortable earcups, 7.1 surround sound, and ultra-low latency thanks to Logitech’s patented Lightspeed Connection, these are our favorite wireless gaming headsets. They also feature Bluetooth, a 3.5mm jack, and up to 50 hours of battery life on a single charge.

The HyperX Cloud Alpha wireless headset (10/10, WIRED Recommends) is a bit of a no-brainer. We were skeptical of HyperX’s claim of up to 300 hours of battery life, but this headset lasted longer between charges when we tested it. It’s also comfortable, has great audio quality, and the microphone is solid for team chatting.

Whatever you’re looking for in a gaming headset, the SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro has it. There’s a beefy GameDAC with plenty of EQ features for customization and tools to mix sidetone, team chat, and game audio, so you can get the perfect balance. With two USB-C inputs, it’s easy to switch between consoles. It’s very similar to the wireless version (8/10, WIRED Recommends), which is also on sale. The wireless version includes swappable batteries, and the spare one stays charged in the OLED base station, so you don’t have to worry about charging it.

Featuring planar magnetic drivers to produce accurate, immersive sound, these headphones are a bit pricey, even with the discount. But they do offer both a detachable boom mic and an integrated mic, so you have a choice. They’re fairly heavy, but feel durable and well-made. You also get up to 80 hours of battery life on a full charge.

These vintage headphones are super comfortable, have plush ear cushions, and are light enough that you almost forget you’re wearing them. They support 3.5mm audio, Bluetooth, and Logitech’s Lightspeed wireless connection. They also have a ring of RGB lights on the outside.

Game Controller Deals

With a texture that feels great to the touch, a matte black finish, and a host of customizable extra buttons, this is our top controller for Xbox gamers (though it works with a PC, too). There are four rear flippers that you can customize with up to 16 different control functions.

Clip the coupon on the page to see the full discount, which brings the price down to $51. This is the controller I rely on for PC gaming and it’s a feature-packed delight with Hall-effect joysticks (no drift), customizable back buttons, and a fast 2.4GHz wireless connection (Bluetooth is also an option). Best of all is the dock, which ensures it’s always charged and ready to go (you get up to 15 hours on a full charge). If money is tight, the The wired version is also on sale for $20 ($15 off)how is he 8Bitdo Ultimate C 2.4g Wireless Controller for $24 ($6 off).

If you’re looking for a slide-on mobile controller with a dock for your phone, the Backbone One (8/10, WIRED recommends) is the best option on the market. It’s so good that it appears twice in our guide to the best mobile game controllers, and Backbone adds value with software designed to tie all your mobile gaming options together (if you can afford the subscription).

Clip the coupon on the page to see the full discount, which brings the price down to $60. If you find small controllers too fiddly, this large slider might be just the thing for you, as the controller pieces are the same size as a regular Xbox controller. It features Hall-effect sticks and triggers, pass-through charging, a 3.5mm audio jack and two rear paddles, and it’s all fully configurable.

You can save a lot of money by opting for a wired controller and not having to worry about charging. Our pick is the GameSir G7 because it looks a lot like a regular Xbox controller, but features Hall-effect analog triggers, customizable rear paddles, a touch-sensitive trigger mode, four vibration motors, and interchangeable faceplates that you can paint.

Gaming Keyboard Deals

This is one of our favorite mechanical keyboards. We’ve released a new guide to focus specifically on mechanical keyboards, curated by WIRED contributor Henri Robbins, who is very familiar with this topic. Seriously, he takes apart keyboards just to see how the manufacturer put them together in every review. You might be surprised to see that he liked the BlackWidow V4 board (8/10, WIRED Recommends) from a reputable brand like Razer. That’s because this is the company’s first real foray into the world of custom mechanical keyboards, and aside from the fact that opening the case voids the warranty, it’s a well-built board with hot-swappable connectors, great tactile switches, and a metal-capped housing.

With colorful LEDs, a choice of switch types, and a built-in OLED display, the Apex 7 TKL is one of our favorite keyboards. Everything, including the small screen, is customizable. The TKL (tenkeyless) moniker means there’s no 10-key number pad on the right, which can be a real space saver.

This keyboard is an older model, has tactile switches, and supports most custom keycaps. It’s a 96 percent keyboard, so it has a number pad. It may be made of plastic, but it seems durable.

Corsair K100 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

The customizable wheel at the top left is a unique feature and can be helpful when scrolling through media or editing videos. Media professionals will appreciate the presets for Adobe applications like Premiere, After Effects, and Photoshop.

Gaming Monitor Deals

If you’re looking for an immersive PC gaming experience, an ultrawide curved monitor can deliver—and this QD-OLED display from Alienware (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is our favorite. You can expect deep blacks, color accuracy, and HDR that pops. The 34-inch screen is big, but the 3440 x 1400 resolution ensures text is super-sharp.

With a ton of features, including a 4K display, an adjustable stand with VESA mount, and a built-in KVM switch, this is a great monitor for work or play. It’s very convenient if you have two different computers that you use regularly.

If you don’t want to spend too much, this 1440p TFT LCD has a high enough resolution that text is crisp and details come through clearly. The 165Hz refresh rate isn’t the fastest, but it can keep up with most modern fast-paced games.

Game Offers

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More deals on gaming equipment

The Meta Quest 3 (8/10, WIRED recommends) reconstructs a full-color view of your surroundings using its external cameras, enabling a ton of new augmented reality games. High-resolution displays, improved controllers, and a sturdy headset strap that’s not sold as an optional add-on (like with the Quest 2) ensure that the gaming experience on the Quest 3 is excellent. Read our guide to the best VR headsets for more information.

The SteelSeries Arena 7 (8/10, WIRED recommends) are some of the best desktop speakers you can buy. Two speakers and a subwoofer ensure immersive sound and deep, rumbling bass. They also feature built-in RGB LEDs to add a splash of color to your games.

The Razer Kiyo X is our pick for the best webcam. With excellent white balance, color saturation, and fast autofocus, this is all most people need for video calls.

The HyperX Quadcast S (8/10, WIRED recommends) is perfect for Twitch streamers thanks to excellent audio over USB and built-in RGB LEDs. It also has handy features like a large, clickable mute button and an integrated gain knob on the bottom of the microphone.

Gamers are looking for fast internet connections and minimal lag, so they can download games quickly and play online without anything affecting their performance. This mesh from Asus belongs to the ROG sub-brand focused on gaming and is the best Wi-Fi 6 gaming mesh on the market right now.

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