Just in case you didn't see this in our enormous Black Friday deal roundup, we thought the discount on NVIDIA's SHIELD gaming device was worth highlighting all on its own. Today you can score the SHIELD for just $250, $50 off its retail price, plus some free goodies that shift based on which retailer you buy from.

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The official NVIDIA SHIELD store has the device for an even $249, plus a free SHIELD T-shirt, a free first-party NVIDIA case ($40 on NVIDIA's store), and free standard shipping. Newegg has the SHIELD, a free case, free T-shirt, free standard shipping, and two months of Hulu Plus service for $249.99. Gamestop offers the SHIELD for $249.99 with no case or free shipping, but you can score a free $25 Google Play Gift card. Finally, if you just hate the idea of getting free stuff, Amazon has the SHIELD alone for $249.99 with Prime-eligible shipping.

Considering its Tegra 4 hardware and capabilities, the SHIELD is already a good price at $300, assuming you want a high-powered, Android-exclusive gaming device. If you've got a desktop gaming PC with an NVIDIA graphics card you've got even more options thanks to the PC game streaming prowess. Also remember that the SHIELD was recently updated to Android 4.3, complete with control mapping and an Apps2SD feature.

All of these deals are likely to disappear after today. Stock may be limited to what the retailers have allocated, but with four options, you should be able to get that $50 discount at the very least.

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Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • HellG

    They have a 100$ off if you buy a Geforce card at the same time, Does it work with this? So i will get the Shield for 150$? (screams internally)

    • Mayoo

      3DS XL at the same price

      • Coffee

        I love the 3DS but its not a shield
        The shield has amazing controls, sound, HD screen, a vast library of great games from mmorpgs to online shooters, racing sims, arcade racers and classic games like gta san andreas.
        You can also do way more than just games on it.
        While I don't have a shield, I have a nexus 7 with a dualshock 4 hooked up its pretty much the same thing but in a different form.
        Android is giving 3DS something to think about, mobile games are awesome now ( the good ones, dig through the shovelware) and many support physical controls, and with game prices ranging from free to $15 you get more value than with a dedicated handheld

  • ProductFRED

    I love the bs marketing:

    "72 CORES! MOAR COARS!!!!!"

    • Craig M

      Somebodies mad that they can't afford to buy one. Speaking of buying one, I just placed my Newegg order.

      • ProductFRED

        ...I'm not mad lol. I don't want one because I don't need one. Congrats on your order...

  • http://www.williamint.com William Aleman

    Good thing I have shoprunner for newegg.

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  • gacl

    I don't want to set up a Windows gaming PC, but if Android had some games I wanted to play (like Dark Souls), I'd love to buy this type of device.