December 12, 2013
Update: GOG.com is offering Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics for completely FREE right now on Mac and PC. While these titles aren’t native and require the use of an included emulator, it will run on a wide range of Intel-based Macs.
- In today’s best game/app deals, Amazon is running a great sale on PC Bethesda games including Skyrim for $7.50, older Elder Scrolls games for $5 each and the Skyrim Legendary Edition for $20. Beyond that, Amazon also has Killer is Dead on for $20, along with its continued $49 Xbox One and PS4 launch games, including AC4 Black Flag and Battlefield 4 among others.
- Still on today, Best Buy is offering some great deals on Xbox One consoles and bundles, that ship by 12/24. It has deals starting at $530 ($30 savings) with bundles including deeply discounted one year Xbox Live Gold memberships. Amazon’s pricing and availability appears to be fluctuating, so be sure to check back with this post throughout the day.
- As for Xbox 360 deals, Microsoft Store is rivaling Black Friday prices now with a number of deals including a 250GB console with two games for $200. More Microsoft Store gaming deals.
- In mobile gaming news, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is now available on iOS for the first time! You can pick up the game for $7 on iPhone 4s and later, iPad 2 and later and the fifth generation iPod touch
Head below for your daily iOS freebies and discounts:
Best Buy is knocking $75 off any iPhone 5s when you agree to sign a new 2 yr contract. Just to clarify, this includes all carriers, colors, and capacities. This is one of the only deals we have seen on the 32GB/64GB models since they were introduced this fall. Act quick, Some popular models (16GB, gold, etc) are already selling out online but are available for in-store pickup. As a pricing comparison, AT&T ran a promo in November offering the 16GB model for $100, but did not discount any other capacities or carriers (obviously!). The iPhone 5c is also available for $50.
The iPhone 5s features Touch ID security, an A7 chip with 64-bit architecture, and an improved iSight camera with slow-mo/burst mode capabilities.
Office Depot has the Google Nexus 7 Tablet (2013), 16GB for $179.99 shipped. That’s tied for the lowest we’ve seen it at new. They also offer the 32 GB version for $229.99, $40 off the retail price. As a bonus, get either a stylus, a 8 pack of AA batteries or a 16GB USB Stick (reccomended) for free using this link. Limit 1 per customer, deal ends on 12/21.
The new Nexus 7 features a 7″ 1080p HD screen, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM and built-in wireless charging. 9to5Google reviewed it and found it to be a worthy upgrade over its predecessor.
December 11, 2013
The Chromcast will wirelessly beam movies, music, web content and more from Android, iOS, Mac and PC devices to any HDTV via a WiFi connection. As of right now the Chromecast supports Google Play, YouTube, Netflix, and just recently added compatibility for Plex, Vevo and several other apps. Rated 4 stars.
Update: Office Depot has the Nexus 7 for $50 off – $179.99 shipped
Amazon also has the 2nd generation Nexus 7 16GB Android tablet for $194.99 with free shipping. It retails for $229 and is also rated 4 stars.
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Today in gaming, Rovio’s Mario Kart-like racer Angry Birds Go is now available free on iOS, Far Cry 3 is $15 on Xbox 360 and PS3, Amazon is continuing its holiday game sale with up to 51% off select titles across all platforms, and The Lord of the Rings: War in the North game is available for $15 down from $30 today on the Mac App Store. Groupon also has Call of Duty: Ghosts on Xbox One and PS4 for $45 shipped, which is the best current price.
Be sure to check out today’s iOS/Android freebies and discounts below:
December 10, 2013
Update: Amazon is now offering DmC: Devil May Cry for $15 on Xbox 360 (Reg. $30).
In today’s best game/app deals, Amazon will have some Xbox One and PS4 games passing through its Lightning sales all day today including Battlefield 4, Need for Speed Rivals (starting at 11:10 am EST), FIFA 14 and Madden 25 (starting at 5:10 am EST). Also, Amazon has the Xbox One console in stock for $499.99 with free shipping. Not ready to go next-gen? Head below for a slick price on an Xbox 360 bundle.
Beyond that, PS Plus members are in for a treat when the PS Store updates today, hit Gearbox title Borderlands 2 will be available for FREE as part of the instant game collection. Members will also find a bunch of great discounts like Tomb Raider for $13.50 (Reg. $30), Dragon’s Crown for $27 (Reg. $30), NHL 14 for $15 (Reg. $30), and a Spelunky cross buy for just $3.75 (Reg. $15). A one year PS Plus membership will run you regular $50, but you can easily find them for around $45 from third party sellers on Amazon.
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Office Max is offering the Sennheiser PX360 Around Ear Headphone for only $49.99 shipped. That’s 75% off the list price and the lowest we’ve seen for the headphones. Amazon sells them for $75 and their customers rated them well and left positive reviews. The PX360 features a closed back, over-ear design that isolates ambient noise and a fully adjustable headband. Also, the Earcup rotates to collapse the headphone for compact storage. A 2 year warranty applies.
BuyDig has the Audio-Technica (ATH-ANC27) QuietPoint Active Noise-Canceling Headphones for only $44 shipped. That’s $76 off the list price and the lowest we’ve seen them go. Amazon sells them for $69 and their customers rated it well with positive reviews. The headphones feature great sound w/ up to 85% noise reduction, a detachable cable for cordless noise cancellation, cushioned ear pads and a padded adjustable headband. It also includes a durable hard-shell travel case, 1/4″ adapter, and airline adapter. expand full story