Gaming is an expensive hobby these days, and one that can be quite the time sink if you're also trying to hold down a full-time job, have a family and social life, keep up with the latest Netflix shows, and still eat and exercise to a healthy level.
I only (just about) manage to keep up with the latest games because I'm in the extremely fortunate position of reviewing gaming hardware for a living, but I have plenty of friends who love gaming and just can't commit time like they used to. For those folks, the idea of splashing down upwards of $300 or $400 on a console or PC they might not even get to play very often is a hard sell.
Luckily, I've spotted a Black Friday Xbox deal that might just suit those people down to a T.
Dell is currently offering an Xbox Series S for $224.99, down from its usual price of $299.99. Usually, Black Friday Xbox deals, like all other gaming deals, offer the hardcore fan a chance to get the best hardware on the cheap, but I'd argue that a modern console going for this cheap could be an amazing chance for some of my busiest friends to rediscover one of their favorite pastimes.
If you constantly find that gaming is a luxury you don't have time for these days, allow me to tell you a bit more about the Xbox Series S. It has 512GB of super speedy SSD storage, a small footprint on a TV stand or desk, and, perhaps most importantly, access to Xbox Game Pass - a library of hundreds of modern and classic games that works just like Netflix.
Now, even if you don't want to pay for yet another subscription service, you can use this digital-only console to buy individual games too through the Xbox store. A console like this lets you dip your toes in the water of any game you especially like the look ofRead more on gamesradar.com