Games/Apps: Trine 2 $3 (Reg. $15), Ninja Turtles Rooftop Run FREE (Reg. $4), gaming accessories from 35% off, iOS freebies, more

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In today’s best game/app deals, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run for iOS goes FREE for the first time (Reg. $4), Table Tennis Touch on iOS is $2 (Reg. $4), Trine 2 on Mac is also on sale along with the original now for $3 (Reg. $15), and in case you missed it this morning Flexibit dropped its popular calendar app Fantastical 2 on iOS and Mac up to 50%.

amazon-gold-box-pc-gamingWe also have some solid gaming accessory deals today as well. As part of its Gold Box Deal of the Day, Amazon is discounting a slew of PC components and accessories. Amongst the lot are some deals for gamers:

Head below for the rest of today’s best iOS/Mac deals including #tap ten trillion for FREE (Reg. $2), Pou for FREE (Reg. $2), Piano * for $1 (Reg. $2) and much more.

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OTTTD goes free on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (Reg. $5)

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After a bit of a wait, IGN has now announced OTTTD as July’s Free Game of the Month. Available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, free promotional codes are available now. Regularly priced at $4.99, the game has dropped to $2.99 on the App Store previously, but this marks this first time we have seen the iOS version go free.

OTTTD (or Over The Top Tower Defense) is not your average tower defense game. It blends elements of real time strategy games, tower defense and giant, flying, undead sharks. While described as “anything-goes TD game that doesn’t take itself seriously,” there is an intense and tactical blend of RD and RTS gameplay at its core.

With additional game modes on the way, there are already 20 story missions, a unique and meaningful tempa-death system and boss battles, as well as a character class and leveling system. You can check out some screenshots and the gameplay trailer below.

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Microsoft is handing out $75 in credit to select gamers for upgrading to Xbox One

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Microsoft is handing out $75 in credit to select Xbox gamers as incentive to upgrade to Xbox One. Originating from a NeoGaf post, reports began surfacing yesterday of certain individuals receiving a message via Xbox Live on their 360′s informing them of the promotional upgrade offer.

Unfortunately, there is still no clear indication as to who is actually receiving these offers and what it takes to be eligible, but it looks as though they are going out to Xbox’s “very best customers,” according to the text on the promo message. More details below:

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Rayman Fiesta Run available for free on iOS (Reg. $3)

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Expedia is offering Rayman Fiesta Run on iOS for FREE. While we have seen the game price drop down to $1, this marks the very first time we have seen Ubisoft’s Rayman Fiesta Run go FREE. Currently still listed at $3 on the App Store, you will find the app inside the Media Lounge section of the free Expedia app. Step-by-step instructions are found on the listing page.

Fiesta Run brings more of what you loved from Rayman Jungle Run with 75+ new levels spread across 4 new worlds. Along with the usual collectibles and power-ups, you will take on 3 epic bosses, experience increased depth of field and “if you like great lightings, Rayman has put a brand new disco ball up for you!”

The free Rayman Fiesta Run download is available now, and this morning popular journaling app Day One went FREE for the first time in almost a year. Keep an eye on our daily game round-ups for all the best iOS, Android, Console and Mac/PC deals.

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Popular kart-racing dev Vector Unit announces new Beach Buggy Racing title coming to mobile this Summer

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Developer Vector Unit has announced a new mobile title called Beach Buggy Racing coming to iOS, Android and Kindle in August. The game is a follow up to Vector’s popular 2012 Beach Buggy Blitz kart racer and looks as though it will continue the company’s line of well received mobile racing titles.

You can expect much of the same over the top kart-racing action as Beach Buggy Blitz as well as customizable vehicles, new characters each with specific abilities and 12 new tracks set in exotic off-road locations like “dinosaur-infested jungles, lava-spewing volcanoes, beautiful beaches, and mysterious swamps.”

Vector also mentions on its announcement page that the game will include up to 4 player multiplayer races with split-screen action on “one tablet or TV-connected device.

There is no pricing information on the new upcoming title yet. The original Beach Buggy Blitz is a FREE download on iOS and Android and Vector’s popular hydro jet water racer Riptide GP2 will run you $2 on the App Store and Google Play.

Head over to our daily roundups for all the best game deals across every platform.

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Steam’s Summer Sale starts today with deep discounts on PC/Mac games

Steam-Summer Sale-2014-June-PC:Mac gamesSteam has now kicked off its much anticipated Summer Sale, offering massive discounts on a new selection of games everyday. From now through June 30, the popular PC/Mac gaming platform will offer 24 hour daily deals and a small selection of flash deals that flip out every 8 hours.

Last year Steam’s popular Summer Sale event took place in July but this year gamers will get in on the deals a month early starting with The Witcher 2 for $4 (Reg $20), Far Cry 3 for $7.50 (Reg $30), XCOM Enemy Unknown for $8.50 (Reg $50) and more as today’s Daily Deals.

The current flash sales include Hotline Miami for $1.50 (Reg. $10), Mirror’s Edge for $5 (Reg. $20) and DMC Devil May Cry for $12.50 (Reg. $50).

For more Mac and PC game deals head over to our daily Game roundups. Mobile gamers should check out Halfbrick’s freebie Fruit Ninja sale and EA’s massive iOS sale with more than 55 of its best titles discounted.

Halfbrick iOS sale: Fruit Ninja for iPhone and iPad goes FREE along with Age of Zombies, Monster Dash, and more

Halfbrick-iOS sale-FREE-Fruit Ninja-moreUpdate: Halfbrick has announced that all its titles are on sale for iOS right now with a video (seen below). These apps will only be free for a limited time, so grab them while you can.

Halfbrick’s popular Fruit Ninja iOS game has been downloaded many times since its release and has now gone free for the first time in over a year. iOS gamers can grab the addictive fruit slicer for completely free today on both iPhone and iPad down from $1 and $3 respectively. Both versions of the game have received very impressive users review ratings at 4.5 stars from 691,569 ratings on iPhone and 100,064 ratings on iPad.

You’ll find a number of other top rated Halfbrick iOS games on sale today as well, including Age of Zombies which drops from $1 to FREE and holds an excellent 4.5 stars from 13120 Ratings.  “Lock and load through the history of time as a tough-as-nails commando named Barry Steakfries, who is looking for nothing more than to shoot some zombies and make it back in time for a hearty dinner!”

More Halfbrick iOS deals below:

iOS Universal: Monster Dash: FREE (Reg. $1) – 4.5 stars from 26,727 Ratings
iOS Universal: Fish Out Of Water!: FREE (Reg. $1) - 4.5 stars from 3597 Ratings
iOS Universal: Colossatron: Massive World Threat: FREE (Reg. $1) - 4 stars from 1007 Ratings
iPhone: Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots: FREE (Reg. $1) - 4.5 stars from 19,428 Ratings
iPad: Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots HD: FREE (Reg. $3) - 4.5 stars from 6711 Ratings
iOS Universal: Jetpack Joyride: FREE  - 4.5 stars from 341,492 Ratings

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E3 Pre-order guide: Destiny PS4 bundle, PlayStation TV, next gen GTA V, new DualShock 4 controllers, more

Destiny-PS4-bundle-01E3 2014 has now wrapped up and we got a good look at what we will be playing for the rest of the year and beyond. Nintendo showed up with some exciting announcements like a new open world Legend of Zelda and our next look at Xenoblade Chronicles X, unfortunately most of it isn’t due until 2015. Sony and Microsoft, on the other hand, showed off some more immediate titles and products like Halo: The Master Chief Edition due out in November and Bungie’s highly anticipated next title Destiny, scheduled for a September 9th PlayStation 4 release date.

We thought we would put together all the best pre-order bonuses in one place for you starting off with Sony’s PlayStation 4 Destiny Bundle for $449.99. The bundle is set to ship playstation-tvon Sept. 9th when the game releases and it will also come with free Beta Access just like preordering the game does. “Pre-order from Amazon.com and receive access to the upcoming beta. Amazon will email you a code to sign up to receive beta access within 2 business days after you pre-order”

Sony also announced some custom colored DualShock 4 controllers for $60 and a new Limited Edition Gold Wireless Headset in White for $100 to match the Destiny console bundle. The custom colored controllers have a Dec 31, 2014 release date set on them right now and the white headset will ship on the same day as Destiny.

Dont forget about Sony’s new set-top box. PlayStation TV  is now available for preorder at $99.99. It will allow access to movies, tv shows and music as well as hundreds of older PlayStation titles and remote play of Ps4 games.

As many expected, Rockstar announced the PS4, Xbox One and PC version of Grand Theft Auto V at this year’s E3. The game will hit next gen and PC “this fall” and is currently available at Amazon and most major retailers via the Rockstar site.

Head below for a list of the best pre-order bonuses for the most highly anticipated titles from E3 and more:

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Trade in your old console and get an Xbox One or PS4 for as low as $250

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Update: If it’s a PS4 you are interested in, GameStop is now also offering $150 in credit towards the purchase of a new PS4. “Trade any PS3 (20GB or Higher) or Xbox 360 (250GB or Higher) and get $150 toward the purchase of a new PS4.”

Microsoft made a few exciting announcements at this morning’s E3 event including the reveal of 4 player co-op for the new French Revolution set Assassin’s Creed: Unity, an Oct 28th release date for Sunset Overdrive, Crackdown 3 reveal, and a brand new IP from Platinum games called Scalebound. Just in time for all the new announcements, Best Buy has just launched a new Xbox trade-in program yielding the lowest price we’ve seen on a brand new Xbox One.

Best Buy is currently offering up to $150 towards a new Xbox One when trading in a fully functional “Xbox 360 250GB” or “Sony PlayStation 3 Slim.” With the release of the Kinect-free Xbox One today for $400, using the $150 credit will knock the total down to $250 which is easily the best price we’ve ever seen on Microsoft’s next gen gaming system. The credit can also be applied to the Xbox One bundled with Kinect.

Additionally, the retailer is offering $50 credit for any other working game console trade-in.

Compared to the trade in value from retailers like GameStop and Amazon, Best Buy is offering between $40 and $75 more with today’s promotion.

You can find out more about whether or not the new Kinect-free Xbox One is right for you in our analysis post and be sure to keep an eye on our daily game roundups for all the best Xbox deals.

Deus Ex: The Fall goes FREE on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch (Reg. $7)

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The Fall is an action RPG set in a similar cyberpunk world as its popular console counterpart, Deus Ex: Human Revolution. It also features much of the same shooting, hacking, stealth, player choice and physical augmentation powers as well. It is a full 5 hour experience that has been highly regarded for its ability to transfer a console-like experience to the mobile space.

The game is a completely free download in 44 countries worldwide (Reg. $7), but be sure to get it while you can as IGN is saying it is available on a first-come first-serve basis. Head over to our game roundups for more iOS deals.

SNK Playmore releases new Metal Slug tower defense game for iOS and Android

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SNK Playmore is a developer known for bringing the popular NeoGeo Metal Slug franchise to iOS devices, and now the company has released a new title in the series with METAL SLUG DEFENSE. Unlike the chaotic side-scrolling shooter action the franchise is typically known for, METAL SLUG DEFENSE is a tower defense/strategy title set in the world of classic Metal Slug games.

All run on intuitive touch controls, the game features more than 60 different character/unit types you can customize and level up, “100 background stages faithfully recreated from classic” levels, and Wi-Fi multiplayer matches (as well as single player mode).

Send your units to the battlefield and take over enemy bases with a simple tap of your finger! Use the METAL SLUG Attack, along with other unique special attacks to turn the tide in battle, and the goddess of victory will smile upon you!!

METAL SLUG DEFENSE for free for iOS and Android

You can find more highly rated titles from SNK Playmore including the original Metal Slug titles, King of Fighters games, Samurai Showdown and others, as well as more great gaming deals in our daily round ups.

Free Wii U game w/ Mario Kart 8 purchase: Wind Waker HD, New Super Mario Bros. U, more (up to $50 value)

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Nintendo has just announced a new promo hoping to bolster sales on its upcoming entry in the popular Mario Kart series. The company will be handing out a free Wii U game alongside purchases of Mario Kart 8. Unlike many promotions like this, Nintendo is actually offering some amazing titles for free with this promotion including:

After purchasing, you can redeem your free downloadable game voucher code via registering the Club Nintendo PIN code for Mario Kart 8 (Wii U version only) in Club Nintendo at http://www.club-nintendo.com between May 30th and July 31st 2014. Mario Kart 8 is scheduled for release on May 30 in North America and Europe.

Nintendo also recently announced some official drops on some of its most popular 3DS titles including Mario Kart 7 and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, all of which are now live on Amazon and other retailers.

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Google Play Premium App Sale: The Room Two, The Dark Knight Rises, Need for Speed, many more

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The Google Play Store has kicked off a Spring premium app sale with a number of great games on sale from EA, Gameloft, 2K and Chillingo. Notable titles in the sale include:

  • The Room Two: $1.40 (Reg. $3) – 5 stars from 39,457 reviewers
  • The Dark Knight Rises: $0.99 (Reg. $7) – 4 stars from 35,320 reviewers
  • Need for Speed Most Wanted: $0.99 (Reg. $6.19) – 4 stars from 16,551 reviewers
  • Riptide GP2: $1.99 (Reg. $3) - 4.5 stars from 16,197 reviewers
  • You’ll find the rest of today’s discounted titles below.

In addition to its Spring premium sale, Google is also holding a sale for Mother’s Day 2014. This deal offers 25% or more off a selection of books and 1-year magazine subscriptions. Notable titles include:

  • Dark Places by Gillian Flynn: $5 (Reg. $9.99)
  • Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh: $6.50 (Reg. $13.11)
  • It’s All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great by Gwyneth Paltrow: $7.50 (Reg. $14.99)
  • 1st to Die by James Patterson: $3.50 (Reg. $7)
  • Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou: $6 (Reg. $11.99)
  • Issue of Fitness magazine: $1.99 (Reg. $2.99)

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Nintendo announces price drops coming to some of its most popular 3DS games

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Today, Nintendo announced some price drops coming to some its most popular 3DS titles. Its top three best-selling 3DS games of all time in the US: Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land and New Super Mario Bros. 2, along with Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D will be getting an official price drop starting April 22 to $29.99 each. Nintendo says customers should see the price drop reflected in both the eShop via 3DS and various retailers.

The 25% price drop sounds enticing, especially for those looking to catch up on some solid 3DS titles, but we have seen most of these titles drop below $30 already from retailers like Amazon, Best Buy and others. First party Nintendo titles don’t see discounts nearly as often as other games and platforms, so there is a good chance we could see listings for these particular titles dip even lower following the scheduled price.

While $30 for anyone of these games is a good price considering the value of Nintendo’s well crafted first party games, and is even lower than some current listings, it might be smart to watch out for some even deeper discounts in the weeks after the official sale begins.