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How to get $30 discount on Xbox Elite 2 controller

Published: 28/Jan/2020 13:48

by Jacob Hale

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The Xbox Elite 2 controller was released in November 2019, bringing some of the most advanced controller technology to Xbox players – and now, you can get it for a fraction of the price.

The Elite controller was born from Microsoft’s desire to allow players to improve their gameplay and make using a controller easier, providing more inputs and thus making certain movements or actions easier to do.

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There are a number of controller companies that provide similar goods and services, but the Elite controller tends to be well-received by Xbox players, who are given a product with improved grip, back paddles for extra inputs and improved battery life, among other features. But it can get pretty pricey, especially considering the target audience.

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The back paddles are one of the main reasons Xbox players buy Elite Series controllers.

The controller’s usual retail price is $179.99 (or £159.99 in the UK), which can be a bank-breaking number if gaming isn’t something you invest serious time into, but one retailer currently has it on sale for $149.99 – a reduction of almost 17%.

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B&H are offering the controller at the discounted rate, as well as offering free 2-day shipping to residents in North America. Simply add the controller to your cart and the discount will be applied at checkout.

It’s rare that these controllers see any kind of reduction, usually holding their price very well, especially since this is the new model that, at the time of the sale, is hardly two months old.

This discount may not be available for long.

The standard edition of the Xbox One controller typically costs around $60, so the Elite Series 2 controller is still more than double the cost. If you’re a more casual gamer who doesn’t dedicate lots of hours every day, the standard controller may be a much better option.

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But with integrations that professional controller players across multiple titles swear by, it may be a worthwhile investment if you’re looking to become a top competitor in your chose game.

It’s not known how long the sale will go on for, so it is presumed it will last until all stock has run out – so if you want to make the purchase, you’ll want to get it done sooner rather than later.

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Overwatch fans want to honor player who died saving woman from attacker

Published: 7/Oct/2020 23:55

by Michael Gwilliam

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The Overwatch community is rallying behind a 26-year-old player who passed away earlier in October after defending a woman from a man who allegedly broke into her home with a knife.

Tiago de Souza, who reportedly played thousands of hours and mained Hanzo, Pharah, Sigma, McCree and Doomfist, reportedly gave his life to save a friend and her daughters.

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According to Brazilian media, Tiago was at the woman’s house when her ex-partner broke in with a knife in-hand, trying to attack her.

Investigators say the suspect beat the woman with punches. When Tiago tried to interfere, he was allegedly stabbed and died on the spot.

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Overwatch player Tiago
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Tiago died protecting a woman.

The suspect later went to the police station in Prudentópolis on his own accord and was detained.

A petition on the website Avaaz describes Tiago as “very fond of science and questioning the mysteries of the universe.”

“He liked several games, but undoubtedly his passion was Overwatch,” the petition continued, noting how he had unlocked four golden guns for different heroes through competitive play.

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Tiago enjoyed playing as Hanzo.

“Tiago was an incredible, selfless and generous person, who gave his life to save someone else’s,” the petition said. “We, friends and family, do not want your courageous attitude to be forgotten, and nothing better to honor you than with a tribute in your favorite game.”

So far, over 2,000 people have signed the petition asking Blizzard to honor the player, though they didn’t specify on how they would like the company to pay tribute to Tiago.

Potentially, if Blizzard were going to honor the player, they could do so on the Brazilian Lucio Ball map for the Summer Games event, or even something from Overwatch 2, whenever that game is released.

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Blizzard might honor the player on a Brazilian Lucio Ball map.

Blizzard does have a decent track record of honoring its players. Notably, Blizzard immortalized the streamer Reckful by adding a Rogue Trainer NPC with his gamer tag in World of Warcraft.

Hopefully, Blizzard can continue this trend an honor the Brazilian player.

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