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The best deals on Xbox One for the 4th of July weekend

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Jul 4, 2018

Independence Day weekend is known for outdoor barbecues and cookouts, but the weather isn’t great in all parts of the country. Some of us will have to do our July 4th-ing indoors. When you’re done with the hot dogs and brewskis, or the heat is just too much, you might want to settle down with a nice video game or some movies in the air conditioning. We’ve got you covered! 

First up, Xbox One is having a big Marvel movie sale. Starting at $14.99, you can get any of these films, plus bonuses. The big one, of course, is Ant-Man. You definitely want to go back and watch it before Ant-Man and The Wasp opens in theaters on July 6. Other Marvel films on sale include Black Panther, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Doctor Strange, The AvengersCaptain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: Civil WarGuardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3, ThorThor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok, . You can also get all three Thor movies for $40.99. That’s enough to hold you for the entire long weekend. There is also a slew of Spider-Man movies on there for a discounted price. If you never got a chance to see The Greatest Showman starring Hugh Jackman, now is your chance for $9.99.

Anime fans should be excited as well because you can now get RWBY: Grimm Eclipse for $10, while Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy will give you three films for $35 and One Piece: Burning Blood is on sale for $21.12.

For those of you with an Xbox Gold membership, you can get some great deals on The Council right now. The Council, from French company Big Bad Wolf, is an episodic interactive mystery graphic adventure game about The Golden Order, a fictional society searching for occult artifacts. Right now, the complete season is $22.49 down from $29.99. Episode 1: The Mad Ones is $5.24, down from $6.99. Episode 2: Hide and Seek is $5.94, down from $6.99. The season pass is $17.49, down from $24.99.

The racing game Forza Motorsport 6 is on sale for a measly $5, down from $19.99. Right now, Assault Android Cactus, the twin-stick shoot ‘em up from Witch Beam lets you take control of one of nine androids, including Cactus, who is an Interplanetary Police Department junior constable who has to fight rogue robots to take back control of the Genki Star. Originally priced at $14.99, right now you can get this game for free. You can also get the SMITE Gold Bundle for free, and this one was originally $99.99. If you haven’t played, you are a god, goddess or mythological creature in this third-person multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game. The indie horror game Your Toy is on sale for $8.99, down from $14.99, and takes you through puzzles and creepy gameplay. ’n Verlore Verstand, a game that transports you “to a reality of dreams and nightmares,” is on sale for $7.50, down from $14.99. You can also get the first two Mega Man games together for $15, just in time to prep for Mega Man X Legacy Collection

World Cup fans still wanting more? FIFA 18 is 67% off at $19.80, while the FIFA 18 Ronaldo Edition is half off at $40.00. 

If you’re up for some action, Has-Been Heroes from Frozenbyte and published by GameTrust, which was released in March of last year in the States is on sale for $5, down from $9.99. Song of the Deep, the Metroidvania game from Insomniac Games, published by GameTrust Games is on sale for $3.75, down from $14.99. In it, you play as the young girl Merryn who has created a submarine to search for her missing father. This one is less about battle and more about exploration and works as a 2-D side-scroller. 

Which game are you guys going to pick up this holiday weekend? Are you going to do a Marvel marathon before Ant-Man and The Wasp? Let us know in the comments below!