Best on Cyber Monday gaming accessory deals still available: Xbox controllers, gaming mice and more

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

The holiday season can be a great time to pick up some sweet, sweet discounts on some great gaming gear. Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed, but there are still some fantastic deals available on controllers, mice, headsets, monitors and more.

You won’t find reduced prices on this year’s hottest products like the Xbox Series X, Series S, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Switch Lite or their newest accessories, or on the latest RTX 30-series Nvidia GPUs and AMD Radeon RX 6000-series GPUs — if you can even find any of them in stock. Nor are there any reasonable deals, as far as I can tell, on any graphics cards. Even the old models seem overpriced

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Best gaming accessories deals on Cyber Monday: Xbox controllers, gaming mice and more

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

The holiday season can be a great time to pick up some sweet, sweet discounts on some great gaming gear. Black Friday has passed, but with everyone gearing up for Cyber Monday, there are fantastic deals available on controllers, mechanical keyboards, mice, headsets, monitors and more.

You won’t find reduced prices on this year’s hottest products like the Xbox Series X, Series S, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Switch Lite or their newest accessories, or on the latest RTX 30-series Nvidia GPUs and AMD Radeon RX 6000-series GPUs — if you can even find any of them in stock. Nor are there any reasonable deals, as far as I can tell, on any graphics cards. Even

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Best Black Friday PS5 And PS4 Accessory Deals: Gaming Headsets, Controllers, And PS Plus

Black Friday 2020 is here, and while this year’s shopping event linked up with the launch of the new PS5 console, there won’t be much in the way of major console gaming hardware deals. It’s been hard enough for many shoppers to even track down a PS5, with the next-gen consoles selling out in minutes after each restock. If you haven’t managed to order one already, Walmart’s big Black Friday sale is already out of stock, so the only other opportunity may be picking up a PS5 at GameStop stores on Black Friday itself, but that means risking a potentially crowded in-person visit–if you do decide to go, please wear a mask to protect your fellow shoppers! If you did manage to secure a PS5 this holiday season, you’ll surely want some accessories to go with it. PS4 and PS5 gaming headsets, controllers, and other accessories are all on sale

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Xbox Series X controllers get their first ever price cut in Black Friday gaming deals

If you’ve been chasing after a good Xbox Series X Black Friday deal, then you’re in luck, as Microsoft has just discounted its official Xbox Wireless Controller 2020 gamepad for the Black Friday sales.



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Xbox Wireless Controller 2020

The next-gen Xbox Series X controller has seen price cuts in both the US and UK, dropping to just $39.99 at Microsoft for its Carbon Black and Robot White colorings – for a massive $20 discount. UK shoppers can also get one for just £44.99 at Microsoft after a £10 discount, or at Currys if you’re looking at doing a bulk buy of Black Friday offers elsewhere.

More thrilling or out-there options like the Shock Blue or Phantom Magenta editions are selling for slightly more, at $44.99 / £44.99 and $49.99 respectively, but in all cases, you’re getting $20 / £10 off its previous RRP for eligible models.

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Xbox Series X Controllers Will Work On Apple Devices In A Future Update

According to Apple, you will be able to use Xbox Series X controllers on iPads, iPhones, Apple TVs, and Macs. Apple’s support page updated with a sentence, stating, “Microsoft and Apple are working together to bring compatibility for the Xbox Series X controller to customers in a future update.”

Apple currently supports Xbox Wireless controller, Xbox Elite Wireless Series 2 controller, Xbox Adaptive controller, and PlayStation DualShock 4 Wireless controller.

Getting Xbox Series X controllers to work on Apple devices will make it easier for Microsoft’s xCloud service–a feature that allows Xbox players to stream games to a screen of their choice–to gain greater traction. While xCloud only works on Android devices currently, Microsoft plans to extend the function to Apple devices in 2021. According to The Verge, Microsoft is working on getting xCloud on Apple products by creating a “direct browser-based solution.” xCloud is integrated with Xbox Game Pass

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Steam Adds More Support For PS5 DualSense Controllers

Steam’s latest client beta update added more support for Sony’s new DualSense controller. You could use the DualSense with Steam before this update, but most of its features weren’t included when you synced the new controller up with your PC.

“Added additional support for the PS5 DualSense controller including LED, trackpad, rumble, and gyro functionality,” read the notes from the update. Support for the directional swipe feature was also included.

This is the Steam Client Beta, where Valve tests new additions to their platform, so it’s not available to Steam users who haven’t opted into the beta. We could see official support come to all users soon based off how quickly they’ve added support for the DualSense. Hopefully we’ll see support for the adaptive triggers soon as well.

You can connect a DualSense controller to your PC with either Bluetooth or the USB cable that comes packaged with the PS5.

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Super Mario Sunshine On Switch Now Supports GameCube Controllers

Super Mario 3D All-Stars has added a much-requested feature in its new update. The version of Super Mario Sunshine featured in the collection now supports the use of GameCube controllers. This means that players nostalgic for the analogue shoulder buttons of Nintendo’s older system can now recreate their early-2000s memories by playing Sunshine with the older controller.

To do so, players will need a GameCube Controller Adapter, which was released alongside Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. This will allow you to play the game with the classic controls, meaning that you can use the right shoulder button to control the stream of your FLUDD. A light press will shoot a light stream of water; a full press gives you more control over your direction, while Mario is planted firm.

This wasn’t possible with the Joy-Cons or Pro Controller, so it’s a welcome addition. Unfortunately, it’ll only work with the Switch in

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