Skip to main content

Digital Trends may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. Why trust us?

Get a free copy of Death Stranding for iOS when you buy this Backbone One controller

Sam Porter Bridges climbs a ladder in Death Stranding for iOS played on a limited edition Death Stranding Backbone One.
Backbone

Mobile game controller maker Backbone is releasing a limited-edition version of its Backbone One controller themed around Kojima Productions’ Death Stranding. If you pick one up, you’ll get a free code for the iOS version of Death Stranding: Director’s Cut, will launch alongside the controller next week.

Based on the second-gen USB-C Backbone One controller, this limited-edition controller is themed to the game. The grip on the controller features a beige see-through design reminiscent of the BB Pod from Death Stranding. The bridge of the controller features the logos of both Backbone and Kojima Productions. It’s a simple design, yet one that’s instantly recognizable as related to Death Stranding and appealing to those who like translucent gaming hardware.

The limited edition Death Stranding Backbone One.
Backbone

Death Stranding: Director’s Cut is the ultimate version of Hideo Kojima’s narrative-driven adventure and includes some extra content compared to the original PS4 release. It first launched on PlayStation 5 in 2021. Announced last year, the iOS version of Death Stranding is a port that utilizes Apple’s new A17 Pro Chip to allow this current-gen console game to run on the iPhone 15 Pro and M-series iPad and Mac devices. It will retail for $40 on the App Store, but if you pick up this limited-edition $125 controller, you’ll get a code for the game for free.

The controller will work with both Apple and Android mobile phones, although you’ll only be able to redeem the code and play the game via Apple’s App Store. Death Stranding: Director’s Cut for Apple devices and the Backbone One Death Stranding Limited Edition Controller both launch on January 30.

Editors' Recommendations

Tomas Franzese
Gaming Staff Writer
Tomas Franzese is a Staff Writer at Digital Trends, where he reports on and reviews the latest releases and exciting…
Best GPU deals: MSI, XFX, EVGA
An AMD graphics card in an external GPU enclosure.

The latest generation of graphics cards has really caused a lot of controversy, especially with the RTX 40-series cards becoming so expensive and raising the general cost of GPUs across the board. That means even AMD cards are a bit pricey nowadays, especially if you go to the higher end, so if you're aiming for a powerful gaming PC, you're going to have to spend some extra cash. That said, we've done our best to go out there and find the best GPU deals on the market so that you can save a bit extra, especially if you want to get the best. That said, if you feel that the prices are too high or that putting your own PC together is too much work, be sure to check out these gaming PC deals.
PELADN AMD Radeon RX 5500XT with 8GB GDDR6 -- $118, was $199

While this is an excellent deal already, it's made even better thanks to a $10 promotional gift card you'll get with your purchase -- usable at Peladn's online store. But even without that card, this GPU is ready to rock. It has 6GB of GDDR6 dedicated VRAM with a 1717MHz core clock speed and 1750MHz memory clock speed. It utilizes PCI Express 4.0, one of the latest standards, and employs a dual-fan cooling system with a few upgrades. For example, the built in cooling module heatsink, custom PCB board, digital HD interface, and aforementioned dual fan cooling system keep the performance high during use delivering stable frame rates. The unique white and orange styling doesn't hurt either, especially if you're going for a unique look inside your case.

Read more
This Lenovo starter gaming PC is 31% off today
Lenovo Legion Tower Gaming PC on a table.

The Lenovo Annual Sale is offering a $400 discount on the Lenovo Legion Tower 5 Gen 8, which has an estimated value of $1,270, so you'll only have to pay $870 for this excellent starter gaming PC. We're not sure how much time is remaining before the savings disappear or stocks get sold out though, so it's highly recommended that you add the gaming desktop to your cart and check out immediately because tomorrow may already be too late.

Why you should buy the Lenovo Legion Tower 5 Gaming PC
The Lenovo Legion Tower 5 Gen 8 is featured in our roundup of the best starter gaming PCs as the top entry-level option because its Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card is the minimum standard for playing today's most popular titles. You won't be able to run the best PC games at their highest graphics settings, but with the gaming desktop's AMD Ryzen 5 7600 processor and 16GB of RAM, there will be no issues on low to medium settings. If you're not sure what to play, the Lenovo Legion Tower 5 Gen 8 comes with three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which will give you access to hundreds of titles.

Read more
5 gaming laptop deals worth buying before the end of the month
Razer Blade 17 angled view showing display and left side.

We see a refresh of gaming laptop deals at the end of each month, which gives gamers a new set of options for the next device. With February coming to a close, this may be your last chance to take advantage of the offers that we've rounded up as we're not sure if they'll still be around when March rolls in. Whether you want a budget-friendly gaming laptop or you're willing to make a significant investment, there's something for you in the bargains below, and once you're determined what to buy, it's highly recommended that you proceed with the purchase immediately while the discount is still online.
HP Victus 15 -- $550, was $800

The HP Victus 15 is featured in our list of the best budget gaming laptops as the top 15-inch option, as it offers decent performance at a relatively lower cost than its peers with the AMD Ryzen 5 7535HS processor, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2050 graphics card, and 8GB of RAM. These specifications are enough to run the best PC games -- though you may have to go with low graphics settings for the more demanding titles. The gaming laptop also comes with a 15.6-inch Full HD display with a 144Hz refresh rate, and a 512GB SSD with Windows 11 Home pre-installed.

Read more