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Justin Kahn

@justinkahnmusic

Justin is a senior deal Jedi over at 9to5Toys where he heads up our game/app coverage and more. He also covers all things music for 9to5Mac, including the weekly Logic Pros series exploring music production on Mac and iOS devices. Justin is an audio engineer/producer with over 10 years experience.

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Nintendo’s hybrid Switch console has completely destroyed sales records even without a deep online network service like its competitors. While we are apparently less than one month away from the launch of its better-late-than-never online service, the new SNES Party hack is already live. expand full story

Sony PSN Sale from $6: Horizon Zero Dawn, Metro, Uncharted, Tomb Raider, more

(Update 8/17 2:55pm): We have now updated this post with a great deal on God of War from $35 (PS Plus price).

While Sony is already running a pair of notable digital PSN promotions, it has just kicked off the Attack of the Blockbuster Sale with loads of solid PS4 deals. All of our top picks are down below starting from $6 for PlayStation Plus members. You’ll need an active subscription to get the prices listed below, but most options are at notable prices even without one. Head below for all the deals.

Xbox One X 1TB PUBG w/ AC Origins Gold & extra controller: $460 ($600+ value)

Trusted dealer AntOnline via eBay Daily Deals is offering the Xbox One X 1TB PUBG Bundle with Assassin’s Creed Origins Gold and an extra Microsoft wireless controller for $459.99 shipped. This bundle goes for $500 at Best Buy and Amazon without the extra goodies. The game and the controller combine for a roughly $100 (or more) value, leaving you with a savings of $140 today. As usual, all of today’s best game deals are right here and you’ll find more details on the bundle down below.

Dyson AM08 Bladeless Pedestal Fan + remote now $150 (Refurb, Orig. $400)

For today only, Woot is offering the factory refurbished Dyson AM08 Air Multiplier Bladeless Oscillating Pedestal Fan for $149.99. Shipping is free for Prime members, otherwise a $5 flat rate delivery fee will apply. Originally $450, a new one goes for $400 at Amazon and today’s offer is matching our previous mention on a refurb model. It comes with a 6-month Dyson warranty and carries a 3.8/5 star rating. More details below.

Cauldryn Fyre Battery Bottle can boil water & make coffee for $70 (Reg. $120+)

For today only, Woot is offering the Cauldryn CFM1 Fyre Mobile Vacuum Bottle for $69.99. Shipping is free for Amazon Prime members, otherwise a $5 flat rate delivery fee will apply. Regularly $120 or more at Amazon, this is the best price we can find. This is a battery-powered mug that can boil water, make coffee/tea and more. You’ll find more details in our launch coverage and down below. Rated 4+ stars.

Oculus Rift + Touch now $50 off: Marvel United VR or standard (Reg. $400)

The official Best Buy eBay store is offering the Oculus Marvel Powers United VR Special Edition Rift + Touch bundle for $349 shipped. Matched at Best Buy as part of its 2-day Anniversary Sale. Regularly $399 at Amazon and elsewhere, this is a solid $50 discount and the best price around. Now you’ll also find the basic version with 6 games down at the same price, but it does not include a copy of MARVEL Powers United VR. Rated 3.9/5 stars. You’ll find the details below and more game deals in this morning’s roundup.

KRFT’s modular music making & surfaces hit lowest price this year on iOS at $2

Today we have a very notable deal on one of our absolute favorite music making apps out there. Unlike some of the more brand name options, KRFT’s amazing, custom control surfaces take an interesting approach to song creation that caters to both beginners and serious pros. Regularly $5, you can now grab the app for just $1.99. This is the best price we have tracked since Black Friday 2017. It carries a 4+ star rating and head over to our hands-on review for a detailed break down of what to expect.

In today’s best iOS and Mac app/game deals, we have notable price drops on KRFT, Extreme Agenda, My Town, Vocabulary and more. You’ll find a complete list of today’s absolute best apps curated by hand down below: expand full story

Amazon now offering solid deal on 9-months of Xbox Game Pass at $60 (Reg. $90)

Amazon is now offering 9-months of Xbox Game Pass for just $59.99. This is a 6-month membership with an extra 3-months tagged on for free. This is essentially $90 worth of GamePass for $60 and a great time to jump in or extend your membership. Hit up this morning’s game roundup for all of today’s deals and down below for more details.

In today’s best game deals, as part of its 2-day Anniversary Sale, Best Buy is now offering Middle-earth: Shadow of War Gold Edition on PS4 and Xbox One for $19.99. That means, if you still have GCU, you can grab the game for $15.99. This versions includes the main game, all the expansions/story packs and a Steelcase. It sells for $60 or more at Amazon.

More game/console deals:

ICYMI: Grab the New Nintendo 3DS XL Super NES Edition + Super Mario Kart for $150 shipped (Reg. $200).

Down below you’ll find more console game deals and new products. Your daily iOS/Mac app sales are on the way!

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Blue Yeti USB Microphone + Assassin’s Creed Origins for $100 (Reg. $160+)

The official Best Buy eBay store is offering Blue Yeti USB Microphone with a copy of Assassin’s Creed Origins on PC for $99.99 shipped. It is also matched as part of Best Buy’s 2-day Anniversary Sale. The mic on its own fetches roughly $130 at Amazon and elsewhere, with the AC Origins digital code still selling for $60 in some cases. That’s $60 to $80 in savings and the best price we can find. The microphone carries a 4+ star rating from over 6,300 Amazon customers. More details below.

Best Buy now offering Apple TV 4K bundles at up to $50 off, deals from $175

Best Buy has now kicked off a wide ranging Anniversary sale with deals across just about every product category. There are also some interesting Apple TV offers here highlighted by the latest model 4K 32GB bundled with a SteelSeries Nimbus Wireless Controller for $174.98 shipped. The 32GB Apple TV 4K goes for $179 without the extra $45 MFi controller. That’s a savings of around $50 and a slightly better value than the current DirectTV promotion. Head below for more details.

Amazon Fire TV w/ 4K Ultra HD & Alexa Voice Remote now $40 shipped (Reg. $70)

As part of its 2-day Anniversary Sale, Best Buy is now offering some notable prices on Fire TV. While we have already seen loads of notable Echo deals, you can also grab the Amazon Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD and Alexa Voice Remote for $39.99 shipped. That’s not the lowest price we have ever tracked but it still goes for $70 at Amazon where it has never dropped below $50 and carries a 4+ star rating from over 20,000 users. More details below. 

Yesterday

Colorful iOS adventure plaformer Soosiz goes FREE for first time (Reg. $2)

Soosiz is an interesting adventure plaformer that mixes traditional side-scrolling elements with gravity defying mechanics. Regularly as much as $2 on the App Store, along with being optimized for iPhone X and iOS 11, the game is now going free permanently. Better yet, this is the full game as the developer doesn’t appear to have locked anything away behind IAPs. Rated 4+ stars from thousands. More details below.

Nintendo Switch eShop deals from $2: Shadow Bug, Letter Quest, Coma, more

We have great deals running on first party Nintendo games, Switch accessories and even the New Nintendo 3DS XL Super NES Edition at $50 off. But now its time to take a look at this week’s top Switch deals on the eShop. As usual, we have a nice batch of price drops on high quality indie titles from $2 along some offers still live on Rocket League and more. Head below for all of our top picks and to this morning’s roundup for more.

Mackie CR 3″ Speakers w/ Sony MDR-V6 Headphones for $115 shipped ($180 value)

BuyDig is offering the Mackie CR3 CR Series 3-inch Creative Reference Multimedia Speakers (pair) bundled with the Sony Studio Monitor MDR-V6 Headphones for $115 shipped. Simply use code 60SAVE during checkout or clip the coupon on the listing page. These speakers go for $100 on their own while the headphones fetch around $80 at Amazon. You’re saving roughly $65 here today. This is a great little bundle for podcasters or home recording and these cans are great for checking your mixes/audio levels etc. Both the speakers and the headphones carry 4+ star ratings. More detail below.

Grab one-year of Xbox Live Gold for $44 shipped today (Reg. up to $60)

Update (8/17): Amazon is offering a two-pack of 3 Month Xbox Live Gold Digital Codes for $24.99 with free email delivery when you checkout with one code in your cart. You can confirm that you are receiving this deal when you see an important message at the top of the final checkout page that says, “Your offer qualifies you to receive an additional 3 Month Xbox Live Gold Membership. Check your email for more information.”

Trusted dealer NeoGames via eBay Daily Deals is offering one-year of Xbox Live Gold for $43.99 shipped. This is right in the ball park of our most recent mentions and a great option for both new users and extensions. Regularly $60, this is the current best price. Hit up this morning’s roundup for more game deals and head down below for more details.

Rotating Perfect Pushup Elite grips matching Amazon low: $20.50 Prime shipped

Amazon is offering the Perfect Fitness Perfect Pushup Elite for $20.49 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $25. Matched at Walmart. That’s 42% off the regular $30 price tag, matching the Amazon all-time low and the best we can find. With built-in rotation and a 400-pound weight limit, these are a much more ergonomic and comfortable option for push-ups. Rated 4+ stars from over 1,400 Amazon customers. 

Certified refurbished Vitamix Standard Blenders are now $100 off at Amazon

Amazon is offering the certified refurbished Vitamix Standard Blender for $229.95 shipped. Regularly $330 in refurbished condition, this is matching the lowest we have tracked at Amazon. For comparison, your average Vitamix blender goes for $400 or more brand new. This model carries a 4+ star rating from hundreds. Warranty information and more details are down below.

Last week, Sony took to the official PlayStation blog to announce the brand’s 500 Million Limited Edition PS4 Pro bundle. In celebration of having sold more than 520 million PlayStation consoles worldwide, the new bundle features a 2TB hard drive and a unique dark blue translucent design at a premium. Today, the company is talking PS VR sales numbers along with some new game release dates, deals and more. expand full story

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