The best Black Friday gaming deals of 2020 include 50% off Nintendo Switch and PlayStation exclusives, and discounts on new games like “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla”

  Summary List Placement Black Friday tech deals are underway at several major retailers, bringing gaming discounts for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, and PC gamers. Though the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S all launched earlier this month, stock for the new consoles remains extremely limited, and there won’t be any discounts during Black Friday. Several stores will offer a $300 Nintendo Switch bundle with “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” for Black Friday, but stock has already run low at multiple retailers on Thanksgiving Day. Despite low stock on game consoles, Black Friday 2020 is delivering some great deals on Nintendo and PlayStation exclusive games, and the lowest… Read More

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Google US ad revenues are projected to decline 5.3% in 2020

Summary List Placement This story was delivered to Insider Intelligence eMarketer Briefing subscribers earlier this morning. Insider Intelligence analyzes this industry and several others to provide in-depth analyst reports, proprietary forecasts, customizable charts, and more. Learn more about what we offer. Google’s net US digital ad revenues will decline this year for the first time since eMarketer began estimating ad revenues at the world’s leading digital publisher in 2008. We forecast that Google will bring in $39.58 billion in US digital ad revenues excluding traffic and content acquisition costs (TAC and CAC) this year, down 5.3% from 2019. This represents a downward revision of more than $7 billion from our… Read More

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Trump said he will ‘certainly’ leave the White House if the Electoral College elects Joe Biden

Summary List Placement President Donald Trump said he “certainly” would leave the White House if the Electoral College elects President-elect Joe Biden. When asked by a reporter Thursday if he would leave the White House if Biden wins the Electoral College vote, Trump said, “Certainly I will. Certainly I will. And you know that.” The president’s remarks at the White House were the closest he has come yet to a concession of the November election, which was called by all major news outlets weeks ago for Biden. The president has not conceded the election to Biden, and continued citing conspiracy theories about the election related to voter fraud and mail-in… Read More

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Holiday gaming gift guide: What to know about the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch

So many games, so little time. From bottom left, clockwise: Xbox Series S (white); Xbox Series X (black); Nintendo Switch; PlayStation 4; Xbox One; Nintendo Switch Lite. (Thomas Wilde Photo) This is the first holiday season for the ninth generation of video game consoles, as the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X (XSX) have recently hit the market, and Nintendo’s hybrid system the Switch is still a hot seller. The PS5 and XSX are likely to be two of the most-wanted gifts this year, for everyone from kids to nerdy adults. That, however, assumes that you can find them. Both the PS5 and XSX are currently in short supply at… Read More

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