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If all this subzero weather has you feeling pent up, we understand. But please don't take your anger out on anything or anyone IRL. Instead, take note of the week's best video game deals and work out some of your frosty frustration. Among the awesome deals below, you'll find a $65 price low on a Turtle Beach headset, $16 off Star Trek for Xbox 360, and the lowest price we've ever seen for Mass Effect 3 on Wii U.
Is It Worth It?: In the heat of gaming battle, screaming at your cat is far less satisfying than screaming at strangers on Xbox LIVE. Of course, you'll feel like shouting for joy when you save $65 on this Editors' Choice Turtle Beach Ear Force XP510 wireless headset, which Digital Trends says has "brilliant sound quality [and] stellar surround sound effects." Plus, if you're moving up to an Xbox One, you can redeem this offer for a free Xbox One headset adapter with your purchase. The headset features up to 15 hours of battery life and dual-stage audio processing for crystal-clear Dolby Digital surround sound.
Is It Worth It?: Fighting games are an excellent vent for weather-fueled anger, unless you're up against a button-mashing master. Level the playing field with the PDP Versus controller, which features old-school arcade buttons for easier combos. A $5 price low at $10, this 6-button wired controller will even ship for free.
Is It Worth It?: If the frigid clime of this planet has you and a friend longing for a trek to the stars, then step into the shoes of Kirk and Spock for just $7. Although it boasts a dismal Metacritic score of 42, this Editors' Choice Xbox 360 title does offer unique (if flawed) co-op play. While Game Informer argued that the co-op is best performed with two actual players, as the AI is terrible, the reviewer thought the game's devs "did a good job of coming up with creative ways for two players to assist each other."
Is It Worth It?: Of course, the gold standard in co-op shooters will always be war games. And one of the most highly decorated war games around is Battlefield: Bad Company 2. You'll save $3 on this Editors' Choice game, which earned great reviews across the board. 1UP's review says it all: "There's one thing that Bad Company 2 clearly demonstrates: DICE has graduated from the, 'can only do a multiplayer FPS' class, and is perfectly capable of making a great all-around game."
If you're looking for more ways to de-stress, Walmart has marked down a selection of PS3 and Xbox 360 games for $10 or less. Each title is tied as the lowest price we've seen, with current price lows by as much as $10.
Is It Worth It?: The ending of Commander Shepard's final adventure caused a schism in the gaming community, but there's no denying that it was one hell of a ride. Given that the previous two titles aren't available on the Wii U, this edition of ME3 comes with an interactive comic to get you up to speed. IGN was fairly pleased with the port, even given its obvious limitations with character importing: "Mass Effect 3 on its own is still easily one of the best games of the year — and some (like me) would argue that it's the best game in the trilogy — and that hasn't changed on Wii U." Grab Mass Effect 3 for Wii U for just $12, which is lowest price we've ever seen on this platform and a clear Editors' Choice pick.