Amazing Games Mac App Store sale: BioShock $10, Rayman Origins $5, GRID $10, Batman Arkham Asylum $10, more

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Apple is currently running a special promotion for select Mac App Store apps called “Amazing Games – Amazing Prices.” This promo includes limited time pricing on some of the most popular Mac games. Our favorite titles include:

Check out the rest of today’s app/game deals in our morning roundup.
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Games/Apps: Madden NFL 15 (all platforms) from $40, iTunes GC BOGO 20% off, Fantastical 2 50% off, iOS freebies, more

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  • More iOS Apps: djay 2 for iPhone $1 (Reg. $4), FuriouCity FREE (Reg. $2), Cro-Mag Rally $3 (Reg. $4), Running for Weight Loss PRO $3 (Reg. $4)
  • Amazon has Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z $9.99 Prime shipped down from $20

In today’s best game/app deals, Amazon is offering Madden NFL 15 for $39.99 on Xbox 360/PS3 and $49.99 on Xbox One and PS4 down from the regular $60 (matched at Best Buy across all platforms). This is matching the lowest we’ve seen on current gen hardware and $5 under the previous low for 360 and PS3.

Mac Game Store continues to offer a number of great deals including Wolf Among Us for $4.99 (Reg. $25) among many others starting as low as $2.49 like Broforce, LIMBO, Godus and more. In case you may have missed it late last week, Feral dropped the prices on just about all of its best Mac titles including the BioShock games, Batman, Borderlands and many more, you’ll find a complete list below the fold.

LogicProX-iconStaples has an interesting deal on $100 iTunes gift cards today offering buy 1 get the next 20% off. With these two gift cards you can get some solid deals on expensive apps from the Mac App Store including 10% off Apple’s flagship recording software, Logic Pro X (which never goes on sale). Check out our full review of Logic Pro X here.

Head below for best iOS price drops from today and over the weekend like Shellrazer for FREE (Reg. $3), Louvre HD for FREE (Reg. $2), RuneMasterPuzzle for FREE (Reg. $1), Animoog for $15 (Reg. $25), Train Conductor 2: USA for $2 (Reg. $3) and more. In case you missed it over the weekend, Fantastical 2 for iPhone dropped from $10 down to $4.99 and from $15 down to $9.99 on iPad.

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Todoist iOS/Android list and task manager 6-month Premium subscription for free ($14.50 value)

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AppSumo is offering 6 months of Todoist Premium for free. A one year Premium subscription to the popular note taking/agenda app will run you $28.99 via in-app purchases, so with today’s deal you are savings as much as $14.50.

With support for 13 platforms in total, including iOS, Android, Mac, Kindle, Windows and many more, Todoist Premium is a convenient way to keep all of your notes, reminders, location alerts and more synced across all of your devices. Other features include turning emails into tasks, auto backups, as well as a handy notification system.

Even though there are many different apps of this nature out there, with over 2 million users and strong reviews across the board, its hard not to want to give Todoist Premium a spin for free.

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Games/Apps: 1 yr. PlayStation Plus $40, $5 Amazon credit w/ pre-orders, Scany $1 (Reg. $4), iOS freebies, more

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Update (9/8 11:10am): Newegg via eBay Daily Deals just hit us with the best value of any Xbox One bundle we’ve ever seen: Xbox One console w/ Kinect, Forza 5, Destiny, and 12-month Xbox Live subscription for $499.99 shipped. That’s the same price that the console w/ Kinect sells for alone.

Update: Amazon has the Logitech PowerShell Controller with Battery for iPhone 5/5S and iPod Touch 5th Gen for $35.99 shipped (Reg. $50)

In today’s best game/app deals, we have 12-month PlayStation Plus memberships for $39.99 shipped down from $50 at Staples. PS Plus memberships come with a host of discounts across the PlayStation Network as well as access to the free game collection which offers a rotating selection of free game downloads. Past titles offered include BioShock Infinite, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Tomb Raider and more.

Amazon is offering a $5 video game credit with the pre-order of a number of titles including Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and more. Amazon also has Ultra Street Fighter IV on Xbox 360 for $29.99 down from $40 ($33 on PS3), the Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows $25 (Reg. $40) and the Turtle Beach Ear Force PX51 Premium Wireless Dolby Digital PS4, PS3, Xbox 360 Gaming Headset for $169.99 ($100 off original price).

Head below for the rest of today’s best iOS price drops like Big Bad Sudoku Book for FREE (Reg. $2), Stunt Star: The Hollywood Years for FREE (Reg. $3), Discovr for FREE (Reg. $4), PowerCam for $2 (Reg. $3), Scany – network scanner for $1 (Reg. $4) and many more.

In case you missed it late last week and over the weekend, Hitman Go for iOS is IGN’s free game of the month, Madden NFL 15 dropped to $45 on Groupon and a number of major retailers are offering the $400 Xbox One console with a free game of your choice.

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Native Instruments’ iMaschine now available for free on iOS (Reg. $5)

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The Native Instruments line of Maschine beat production products marry hardware controllers with rich software instruments, loops and effects to create an all-in-one music making suite. The hardware controllers range from the $349 Maschine Mikro up to the $999 Studio model, but Native Instruments also makes a stripped down, yet still very powerful version of its Maschine platform for iOS. Regularly priced at $4.99, iMaschine for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is available as a free download inside of the (also free) Apple Store iPhone/iPod touch app.

Simply download the free Apple Store app and boot it up. Hit the “Store” tab along the bottom and scroll all the way down to the iMaschine icon, then tap on download now for free.

While you certainly won’t find all of the features in iMaschine you’ll have at your disposal in its full fledged counterparts, we are still talking about a very wide range of possibilities here. There are 16 pads for rhythm programming, as well as a keyboard for melodic parts and sampling possibilities from your device’s mic or your iTunes library. It supports the purchase of additional sound packs via in-app purchases much the same as the Maschine hardware, but it does come packed with 100MB of content including 10 projects, 25 kits, and over 400 samples.

You’ll find more features along with quick demo video of musician Jamie Lidell putting this thing to the test below:
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Hitman GO for iOS is IGN’s free game of the month


IGN has just announced that its free iOS game for the month of September will be Hitman GO. Typically priced at $4.99, this is the first time we have ever seen this game available as a free download since it was released back in April. Over 3,200 App Store users have rated it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Here’s the premise:

Hitman GO is a turn-based strategy game with beautifully rendered diorama-style set pieces. You will strategically navigate fixed spaces on a grid to avoid enemies and take out your target or infiltrate well-guarded locations. You really have to think about each move and all the Hitman tools of the trade you would expect are included; disguises, distractions, sniper rifles and even 47’s iconic Silverballers.

To take advantage of this offer you must go through this IGN promo page and and click the “get my free game” button. From there, you will receive a unique promo code that can be used to redeem a copy of Hitman GO for iOS.


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Games/Apps: Notes Plus $0.99 (Reg. $10), Xbox One w/ free game, Photo Cookbook is the free App of the Week, more

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In today’s best game/app deals, Notes Plus for iPhone and iPad has dropped to $0.99, which is the lowest price it has ever hit. It’s also 90% below the list price of $9.99. Developer Viet Tran proudly proclaims that Notes Plus is the “best handwriting experience.” It features typed text, audio recording, annotation (PDF/Word compatibility), and support for images and shapes. Nearly 5,000 App Store users rate it 4 out of 5 stars, while over half of which are 5 star ratings. Learn how to use Notes Plus with these free video tutorials. This special pricing ends tomorrow.

If you’re interested in note taking and drawing on the iPad , then be sure to check out the new styluses that Wacom announced yesterday.

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Starting this Sunday, September 7th, Microsoft will launch a weeklong promotion that includes a free game ($59.99 or lower) with the purchase of an Xbox One console. And the best part is that this promotion include the Madden NFL 15 bundle and the Forza Motorsport 5 bundle. That means you can pick up a kinectless Xbox One with a copy of Madden NFL 15 and any other game of your choosing for only $399.99. There’s no word yet on specific retailers that will be participating in this promotion, but we’ll let you know as soon as we find out.

Head below for the rest of today’s best iOS price drops including The Photo Cookbook that has gone free as the iTunes App of the Week.

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Games/Apps: Rayman bundle w/ Origins, Legends, more (PC) $15 (Reg. $50+), 3DS Mario & DK titles for $25, iOS freebies, more

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Update: Buy via eBay Daily Deals has a brand new PlayStation 4 console for $359.99 shipped (Reg. $400), within $10 of the lowest we’ve seen.

In today’s best game/app deals, we have spotted some nice PC bundle deals at Newegg today starting with the Rayman Power Pack which includes Rayman 2, 3, Legends, Origins and Raving Rabbids for just $14.99 (Reg. up to $90). Rayman Origins and Legends would run you $50 on Steam alone. Newegg also has the Civ V Complete and Civ IV Complete for $22.50 (both titles would cost you around $40 separately).

In case you missed it last night, Amazon is offering a number of extremely popular 3DS titles for $24.99 each (matching lowest) including Mario Kart 7, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Super Mario 3D Land, New Super Mario Bros. 2

Mac Game Store is offering up to 25% to 50% off all Call of Duty titles/content for Mac right now with prices starting as low as $7.50.

Head below for today’s best iOS price drops including ScanBizCards for $1 (Reg. $2), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run for $1 (Reg. $4), SimplePhysics for $1 (Reg. $2), Quell Memento for $2 (Reg. $3), SpongeBob Moves In for $1 (Reg. $4 – 4 stars from 9998 Ratings) plus more discounted SpongeBob:

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AutoDesk releases a new photo editing app for Mac as SketchBook Mobile for Android goes free

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Autodesk has released a new Mac version of its image editing app Pixlr today, while its popular SketchBook Mobile for Android goes free. SketchBook Mobile is a “professional-grade painting and drawing application” with 65 preset brushes and a wide range of customizable workflows. It has received excellent ratings from thousands of reviewers on both iOS and Android.

While still offering in depth editing for more professional users, Pixlr is designed to to make it easy “to transform everyday images into stunning works of art.” It features all of the same basic editing capabilities you’re used to along with an interesting double exposure effect and the handy Color Splash brush for injecting (or removing) color into particular aspects of an image. You’ll find over 100 effects, 340 overlays, 200 borders and more, but only a certain portion of the feature set is available for free:  Read more

Get 75% off ‘Borderlands 2: GOTY Edition’ for Mac from 9to5Toys & GameAgent: $10 (Reg. $40)

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As we’ve done in the past, 9to5Toys is teaming up with GameAgent to offer readers 75% off one of the best Mac games around: Borderlands 2: Game of the Year Edition.

2818-Hammerlocks_Hunt_ScreenRegularly $39, the Game of the Year Edition comes with a number of extra goodies with 4 add-on content packs that originally cost extra when the game was first released. It also includes 2 new playable DLC characters, first level cap increase, and new battle areas and items. In addition, GameAgent is giving you the chance to win a fully loaded 15-inch MacBook Pro just by signing up for an account at the site…

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New apps & updates: Tiny Tower Vegas & Wipeout 2

Update: The popular iOS note taking app Notability has now released on Mac for $9.99Full details here.

We’ve spotted a couple nice new additions to the App Store and Google Play today including the newest Tiny Tower game and the Wipeout sequel. Both Tiny Tower Vegas and Wipeout 2 bring new additions to the formula and mark new iterations on very popular mobile games. Adding both of the original titles together, these apps have received 4.5 star ratings from nearly half a million users. Head below for more details and some preview footage:  Read more

Games/Apps: Amazon summer digital games sale up to 80% off, BioShock releases for iOS, freebies, more

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Amazon has kicked off its Summer Digital PC game sale offering discounts on a wide variety of titles from Civ Complete for $25, Titanfall for $20, FIFA 14 for $10 and many more. Mac gamers should keep in mind that Borderlands 2 GOTY edition with all the DLC is $10 less on Mac Game Store right now.

We heard earlier this month that the original BioShock was being ported to iOS and today it is finally here. You can download the hit title for $14.99 on the App Store.

Head below for today’s best iOs deals including Tiny Defense for $1 (Reg. $3), Fast Camera for $3 (Reg. $5), PDF PROvider for $6 (Reg. $8), Trainz Driver for FREE (Reg. $3) and many more:

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