Bowser Stories February 5, 2016

expiredGames/Apps: Gears of War Ultimate $20, BOGO 40% off amiibo + Prime pre-order deals, iOS freebies, more

Update (2/5 12:22pm):

In today’s best game/app deals, Amazon is offering Gears of War Ultimate Edition on Xbox One for $19.59 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $35. That’s 50% below some listings and the best we can find by $6 from a trusted retailer. It includes a remastered 1080p version of Gears as well as “early access to the Gears of War 4 Beta when it launches (expected Spring 2016).”

Amazon’s ongoing Prime pre-order and new releases promo continues with early deals on the upcoming Doom title for $47.99 shipped (Reg. $60) and the Doom: Collector’s Edition for $95.99 (Reg. $120). You’ll also find next month’s release of the new Hitman down at $47.99 shipped (Reg. $60) right now with the Requiem Blood Money Pack, guaranteed beta access and more.

Toys R Us is offering Buy One Get One 40% off on select Nintendo amiibo today including Villager, Shovel Knight, Classic Mario, Bowser, Mario, Luigi, Link, Peach ad many more. Speaking of amiibo, Amazon’s 20% Prime discount will bring the Ryu amiibo preorder down to $10.39 Prime shipped, along with deals on Lucas, Rover and more.

Down below you’ll find the rest of today’s iOS price drops including Word², Safety Note+, Safety Photo+Video and more. In case you missed it recently, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for iOS hit its lowest price in years: $2 (Reg. $5), Final Fantasy II on iOS/Android is available free inside the FF Portal app ($8 value) and VLC’s Remote app for iOS and Apple Watch went free for the first time (Reg. $5). The new App Store Free App of the Week is Over and be sure to check out the new Uncharted 4 Limited Edition PS4 bundle.

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Bowser Stories June 23, 2015

Watch this speedrunner clear Super Mario World for SNES in 23 minutes while blindfolded

There is a thriving community of speedrunners out there that race through some of the best known games in history. There are many forms of speedrunning from finding complex glitches in the game world to zip past large portions of the experience, to tool assisted/emulator runs where gamers dig right into the code of the game. Super Mario World, originally released on the SNES, has been beaten start to finish, in less than 5 minutes using an advanced credits warp glitch, but just recently one speed runner beat it blindfolded:

While speedrunner PangaeaPanga didn’t even come close to the less than 5 minutes clocked by some of his colleagues, he did manage to clear the entire game blindfolded in just over 23 minutes. That’s right, Super Mario World, completely blind in 23 minutes and 14 seconds, and you can watch the whole thing happen above.

Now his run wasn’t without flaw, in fact, he made a few mistakes, but it was nonetheless still a very impressive feat. Relying mainly on some serious memory work, and what appears to be a heavy dependency on the audio (notifications from nearby devices seem to throw him off), he lands right at Bowser’s castle within about 13 minutes.

You would think PangaeaPanga has been practicing this for years, but apparently that isn’t the case. He just started to train blindfolded on the 16th of June and began making serious attempts just this past weekend. Keep in mind, he has likely been playing this game for years, and he is a professional speedrunner who takes his games pretty seriously (as you can see).

Bowser Stories May 26, 2015

expiredGames/Apps: amiibo figures 3 for $30, Sleep Cycle alarm clock $2 (Reg. $5), Bonza Word Puzzle goes free, more

In today’s best game/app deals, as part of its Deals of the Day, Best Buy is offering three Nintendo amiibo figures for $30. At $10 each plus the even deeper deal GCU members will get, this is the best price we can find on these particular characters including Sonic, Luigi, Diddy Kong, Bowser, Zelda, Mario, Sheik, Yoshi and more.

In case you missed it recently, NBA Jam for iOS is now free and Apple’s Amazing $1 Games and Apps sale is still alive

Below you’ll find today’s best Mac/iOS deals including Sleep Cycle alarm clock: $2 (Reg. $5), Bonza Word Puzzle: FREE (Reg. $1), ChronoGrafik-Alarm Clock + Shake to Snooze: $1 (Reg. $4), Tower of Fortune: FREE (Reg. $1) and many more:

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Bowser Stories April 21, 2015

expiredGames/Apps: PowerA PS4 Controller Charger $17 Prime shipped, amiibo characters under $10, iOS freebies, more

Update (4/21 1:15pm): Amazon has the Super Smash Bros. GameCube Adapter for Wii U for $20.45 Prime shipped (Reg. $30).

In today’s best game/app deals, Amazon is offering the PowerA DualShock 4 Controller Charging Station for PlayStation 4 for $16.99 Prime shipped. That’s about $8 or 32% below the original listing and within about $1 of the lowest we have seen on the popular charging solution. It is an officially licensed product and can charge two DualShock 4 controllers simultaneously. Xbox gamers can still grab the the dreamGEAR Xbox One Dual Charging Dock for $20.74 Prime shipped (Orig. $30).

Amazon has a few amiibo on sale today from $9.74 Prime shipped (Reg. $13) including Mario, Bowser, Zelda, Luigi, and Peach (all of which matched at Walmart) and we still have the Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set w/ Super Mario 3D World and Nintendo Land for $259.99 shipped (Reg. $300+, current low).

As for other consoles, Amazon has now matched at $169.99 for the PlayStation Vita (Wi-Fi) Borderlands 2 Limited Edition Bundle (Reg. $200, matching low) and Best Buy, via its Daily Deals, is offering the PlayStation 4 500GB The Last of Us Remastered Bundle with a $30 Gamers Club membership (up to 20% off new game purchases all year long) for $399.99 shipped ($430+ value).

Head below for the rest of today’s top iOS/Mac price drops including PDF PROvider: FREE (Reg. $8), HomeBudget with Sync: $3 (Reg. $5), Hyperlight: $1 (Reg. $3), Magellan: $5 (Reg. $15) and more:

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