We praised the game in our review for the way the Star Wars title builds on the original without completely changing what made the first game so much fun. The puzzles, frenetic lightsaber battles and Force antics are still there, and while the PC version was notoriously buggy at release, it’s noticeably better now that EA has patched many of the most glaring performance issues.
Like past Epic sales, you’ll need to use one of the special Epic coupons to take advantage of the deal, though it should apply automatically at checkout. That same 25 percent off coupon can also be used on a host of other eligible titles totaling $14.99 or more, including Hogwarts legacy And The Darkest Dungeon II. You can even pick up the PC version of Death stranding free, which is a screaming deal in itself.
We haven’t had a chance to get our hands on them yet, but Amazon’s latest pair of wireless earbuds are a slight change from the second-generation Echo Buds (now known as “Echo Buds with active noise cancellation”). They’ve ditched the active noise canceling and now have a semi-open design that’s more reminiscent of the standard AirPods, allowing you to hear more of your surroundings. They also offer tap-based controls, hands-free Alexa commands, and multipoint pairing – which is a bit of a steal at $39.99. Now we hope the sound quality matches their remarkable feature set.
As much as we love the Apple Watch Series 8, there’s no denying it’s not a huge step up from the last generation Apple Watch Series 7. Still, it can be hard to find the latter wearable, especially if you’re someone who prefers a new model over a refurbished one. Thankfully, Walmart is now selling the 45mm LTE configuration in select colors for just $279 — a cool $180 less than its newer counterpart typically does when it goes on sale.
As for the trade-offs, they’re pretty minimal. The Series 7 has a bigger screen than its predecessor and faster charging, as well as all the fitness tracking stats the average fitness enthusiast could want. It omits newer features found on Apple’s latest wearables – notably Crash Detection and menstrual tracking – but it still takes advantage of a host of improvements introduced with watchOS 9, including a low-power mode and a range of new watch faces. Overall, it’s a good buy, especially if you can bear the thought of shelling out north of $450 on a smartwatch that’s really just an incremental upgrade.