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Amazon is offering a $100 gift card if you buy an Oculus Rift today

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If you've been teetering on the brink of buying an Oculus Rift headset but need a little extra nudge to push you over, today's deal on Amazon (opens in new tab) is definitely worth a look. For today only, you can snag the Rift for $599 and get a $100 Amazon card thrown in at no extra charge. That's actually a little better than the deal it had on for Black Friday, which came in at the same price but included a $100 Oculus Store credit. 

Not that an Oculus Store credit isn't handy for a new Oculus Rift owner, but the Amazon gift card can be spent on anything. Knock off half the price of the Oculus Touch (opens in new tab) controllers, for instance, or buy ten pairs of these fake-jeans fleece-lined leggings (opens in new tab). Or buy 100 bucks worth of Rift-compatible games. Whatever you like!

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.