Mario Kart 8 Stories May 18, 2016

Prima has now made some of its official digital game guides available to download for free, get them now!

Prima is one of the best official game guide companies around and right now it is offering a host of digital options for free. Simply select one of the guides you are interested in, hit the ”Unlock Now” button on the listing page and complete the free (but necessary) sign-up.

Mario Kart 8 Stories January 29, 2016

expiredGames/Apps: Wii U Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bundle $260 (Reg. $300+), Worms3 $1 (Reg. $5), iOS freebies, more

In today’s best game/app deals, Newegg’s official eBay store is offering the Nintendo Wii U Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Set for $259.99 shipped. That’s $30 plus under the going rate, including Amazon, and the best price we can find.

Speaking of Nintendo, GameStop still has the amiibo Retro 3-Pack Exclusive (Duck Hunt , R.O.B. and Mr. Game & Watch) for $25.97 (Reg. $35) and you’ll find deals as low as $4 over at Amazon on Tom Nook, MabelLinkLittle MacChibi-Robo and other figures. Amazon is still offering the POWER A amiibo End Level Display for within less than $1 off the all-time low at $14.29 Prime shipped (Reg. up to $30). 

Other notable deals include Far Cry 4 Complete Edition on Xbox One for $29.99 Prime shipped (Reg. $30+, matched at Jet w/ extra 15% off for new customers using code 15TODAY). And remember, Prime members can pre-order the upcoming Far Cry Primal for just $47.99 shipped right now as part of Amazon’s new releases and pre-order promotionLara Croft and the Temple of Osiris + Season’s Pass is down to under $10 Prime shipped on PS4 (Reg. $14+) and The Crew Wild Run Edition on PS4 is down at $20 Prime shipped (Reg. $40). 

Down below you’ll find today’s iOS/Mac price drops including Worms3, Do Not Move, Motorsport Manager, WikiLinks 3 and more. Last last night the award winning Thomas Was Alone platformer dropped to $1, and the new Free App of the Week is up for the taking.

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Mario Kart 8 Stories September 1, 2015

We have some interesting Nintendo news today including a Zelda handheld, a whole new way to buy digital Nintendo games and the North American release date for the New 3DS: expand full story

Mario Kart 8 Stories August 9, 2015

expiredGames/Apps: Smash Bros, Mario Kart 8 & Mario Party 10 w/ amiibo $45 ea, Wii U Splatoon bundle $275, freebies, more

In today’s best game/app deals, Amazon has a number of Wii U deals including Super Smash Bros. for $44.99 shipped (matched at Best Buy). That’s $15 or 25% under the regular price, within $5 of the all-time low and the best we can find.

Other notable Nintendo Wii U deals include Mario Kart 8 for $44.99 shipped (Reg. $60, matched at Best Buy) and Mario Party 10 for $34.99 Prime shipped (Reg. $50) or Mario Party 10 with Mario amiibo Figure Bundle at Best Buy for $44.99 shipped (Reg. $54+). While you will find the Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack for $29.99 across every platform including Wii U on Best Buy today, PS4 gamers can grab it for $24.99 Prime shipped on Amazon still. All of these deals are the best prices we can find, and remember, Best Buy GCU members will get even deeper discounts.

While you’ll still find the basic Deluxe set on eBay for $259.99 shipped, Best Buy has the Nintendo Wii U 32GB Console Splatoon Special Edition Bundle for $274.99 shipped today. That’s nearly $40 under the going rate and matching the best price we have ever seen on the Splatoon bundle.

Get $50 worth of iTunes credit for $40 from PayPal w/ email delivery

Last week we saw the entire Infinity Blade Trilogy go 50% off right after Readdle launched its 50% off Thank You sale. This weekend’s best app deals include Space Inversion 2 HD: $1 (Reg. $3), Anodia: Unique Brick Breaker: FREE (Reg. $3), NOTE’d: FREE (Reg. $2), inStatus – A creative editor: FREE (Reg. $1), Home Design 3D GOLD: $2 (Reg. $10), Inspire Pro — Paint, Draw & Sketch: FREE (Reg. $10) and PDF Reader Pro Edition: $5 (Reg. $10).

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Mario Kart 8 Stories August 4, 2015

expiredGames/Apps: Mario Kart 8 (refurb) $35, The Order 1886 $20, Final Fantasy Tactics 50% off, freebies, more

In today’s best game/app deals, the official Nintendo Store is offering refurbished copies of Mario Kart 8 on Wii U for $30 + $5 shipping today. That’s $25 under the current asking price at Amazon and the best current deal we can find on the rarely discounted title. This is an “Authentic Nintendo Refurbished product…and it comes with our standard 90 day warranty. The game is guaranteed to be fully functional and we think you will find the standards for Authentic Nintendo Refurbished Products are VERY high.”

PS4 gamers can pickup The Order: 1886 for just $19.99 with free shipping for Prime members (free trial) or on orders over $35. This is matching the lowest we have seen the game go for. Other notable deals from today include The Witcher 3 for $52.99 shipped (or less with GCU), Amazon’s SEGA Deals Week and be sure to checkout the Gears of War Ultimate deal from yesterday to get your hands on the entire GOW back collection for free.

In today’s best iOS/Mac deals, Secret of Mana, one of my personal favorite games of all-time, has dropped down to $3.99 (Reg. $8), matching the lowest we’ve seen the classic JRPG go for on iOS. Down below you’ll also find deals on FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: THE WAR OF THE LIONS on iPhone and iPad, Fish Out Of Water!, Broken Age and more. In case you missed it this morning, Readdle kicked off a 50% off Thank You sale on some of its most popular productivity apps.

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Mario Kart 8 Stories July 23, 2015

Dad makes a custom Mario Kart 8-inspired nursery and becomes instant internet sensation

After a nearly decade long hiatus, I recently made a return to Nintendo’s ecosystem. The time away really made me appreciate the beautiful colors, the fun characters and the legacy of games. So when we came across this Dad that made a complete Mario Kart 8 inspired nursery for his newborn, we knew it had to be shared.

Seriously though – how killer is this thing? From the murals to the hand-built replica cart, oh and the Lakitu above the bed, this guy nailed it. The attention to detail all around is really top-notch, we seriously need to give a tip of the cap to this guy.

Now I have to talk to my wife about a nursery.

Mario Kart 8 Stories May 31, 2015

expiredGames/Apps: Mario Kart 8 $50, Mario Party 10 $40, Smash Bros. $49, Sunset Overdrive $25, freebies, more

Update (5/31 11:45am):

In today’s best game/apps deals, Best Buy has once again kicked of its weekly sale on Xbox One and Wii U, many of which are getting price dropped on Amazon as well. Just about all of these titles are either matching or within a few dollars of the lowest we’ve seen. Super Smash Bros., which is rarely on sale, is within $4 of the lowest we’ve seen. As per usual, GCU members will get even deeper discounts at Best Buy.

Along with the release of the brand new paint’em up shooter, Splatoon, we are also still seeing wave 4 amiibo figures available on Amazon. These sell out quick, so be sure to grab one now while you can.

This weekend’s best iOS/Mac app price drops include Animoog: $15 (Reg. $30), Animoog for iPhone: $2 (Reg. $6), Filtatron: $4 (Reg. $7), Active Voice Instantly convert your speech to text: FREE (Reg. $10), PDF Reader Premium FREE on iPad and iPhone (Reg. $5), Clear Day weather for Mac $3 (Reg. $10) and more from yesterday.

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Mario Kart 8 Stories January 12, 2015

Nintendo’s Wii U will likely be remembered as the most misunderstood major game console ever released. As the sequel to Wii – which sold over 100 million consoles – the Wii U is a true 1080p HD console, plays all of the Wii’s games, and even includes a screen on its packed-in controller. It’s also the best current-generation console for couples and families, hands-down. But it had a slow start due to weak early software support, only getting mega-hit games in mid-2014, and many people didn’t realize that it was actually an all-new console.

 

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Today, a bunch of great Nintendo exclusives are available, and more are on the way – it’s finally a great time to buy a Wii U. That’s what we just did, so for this week’s edition of Gaming For Couples, we’re going to walk you through the best titles, accessories, and deals we’ve found, helping you to do the same.

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Mario Kart 8 Stories December 14, 2014

Update 2-12-14 12:00PM: We’ve updated the Amiibo list to flag the seven Wave 3B Amiibos that are hitting stores on February 13. Also, we added Wave 4 (Super Mario Bros.) series Amiibos arriving March 20, 2015, along with the Wave 5 Super Smash Bros. characters coming in Spring 2015!

Nintendo’s interactive Amiibo figurines have rapidly become the surprise hit toys of the 2014 holiday season. Cool on their own, they can also use NFC wireless to interact with select Wii U (and future Nintendo 3DS) games, storing their own experience points, leveling up over time, and unlocking in-game bonuses. Unusual defects in some of the original “Wave 1” figures – notably including a super-rare two-cannoned Samus – are leading to crazy high eBay prices for certain characters, and prices are starting to go up for Wave 2 and Wave 3 Amiibos. Six of the Wave 3 figures are just hitting stores now, and Wave 4 preorders have opened for mid-March debuts of new Super Mario Bros. series characters.

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Mario Kart 8 Stories December 1, 2014

expiredGames/Apps: Dragon Age: Inquisition $45, BOGO 40% off Wii U games, Skylanders Trap Team for tablet $37, iOS freebies, more

Update (12/1 3:05pm):

In today’s best game/apps deals, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering a number of solid game deals including the extremely well rated Dragon Age: Inquisition on all platforms for $44.99 shipped (Reg. $60, lowest we can find).

Amazon also has, Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Starter Pack for iOS, Android & Fire OS for $36.99 shipped (Reg. $75, matching the best Black Friday pricing we’ve seen).

As part of its one-day only Cyber Monday sale, be sure to checkout Best Buy’s Buy One Get One 40% off Wii U game sale which includes titles like The Wind Waker, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Pikmin 3, Mario Kart 8, Smash Bros. and many more. You’ll also find Nintendo Super Smash Bros for the Wii U from Antonline (98.6% Positive feedback) via eBay Daily Deals for $49.99 shipped (Reg. $60) and,

As for console deals, Newegg via eBay has the Xbox One Console Assassin’s Creed Unity Bundle (incl. Black Flag) with COD: Advanced Warfare and a 1 year of Xbox Live Gold for $379.99 shipped (around a $470 value).

Head below for today’s best iOS price drops and some ongoing Black Friday/Cyber Monday game deals:

Mario Kart 8 Stories August 29, 2014

expiredGames/Apps: PlayStation 4 console for $360 shipped, Breach & Clear $2 (Reg. $4), iOS freebies, more

Updates:

  • Ends tomorrow: Amazon 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.
  • Amazon App Store is offering Rayman Jungle Run on Android for free (Reg. $3)
  • Mac Game Store has kicked of its Labor Day sale with a massive number of deeply discounted Mac titles including Batman, Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty titles along with Broforce, BioShock Infinite, The Witcher and many more.
  • More iOS Apps: Star Walk 5 Stars Astronomy Guide for iPhone and iPad $1 (Reg. $3), Toy Defense 3: Fantasy HD $4 (Reg. $5), Toy Defense $2 (Reg. $3), Toy Defense HD $4 (Reg. $5), Toy Defense 2 $1 (Reg. $3), Toy Defense 2 HD $4 (Reg. $5)
  • Groupon is offering the Destiny pre-order (all platforms) $53.99 shipped using code LABOR10 – lowest direct dollar discount available.
  • Kongregate is offering a free $5 GameStop credit inside the Tyrant Unleashed app for iOS and Android. Instructions here.

In today’s best game/app deals, Groupon is offering a brand new PlayStation 4 console for $359.99 using code LABOR10 during checkout. That’s $40 off the regular price, the best current price and within $10 of the best direct dollar discount we’ve seen. Those interested in Xbox One should checkout Target’s Xbox One Madden 15 bundle which comes with a $35 gift card for $399.99 ($435 value). Groupon is also offering FIFA 14 on Xbox One and PS4 for $29.99 shipped right now, matching the lowest we’ve seen this title go for on current gen hardware.

Head below for today’s best iOS deals like W.E.L.D.E.R. for FREE (Reg. $2, 4.5 stars from 18327 Ratings), Breach & Clear for $2 (Reg. $4), 100 Rogues for $1 (Reg. $3) and many more including a Disney iOS app sale and a massive Big Fish sale with hundreds of discounted titles.

We also have a list of past deals still alive like Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U for $48.36 shipped (Reg. $60), 12 month PlayStation Plus memberships for $40 shipped (Reg. $50) among others. In case you missed it yesterday 9to5Toys and Game Agent is offering Borderlands 2 GOTY edition for $10 right now.

Mario Kart 8 Stories July 4, 2014

expiredGames/Apps: Xbox One (no Kinect) $360, 1 yr. PlayStation Plus $36, Jump Desktop $8 (Reg. $15), Doodle God $1, iOS freebies, more

Update: Ebay has the Xbox One w Kinect and Titanfall for $440 shipped (Reg. $499+)

In today’s best game/app deals, Groupon is offering 1 year PlayStation Plus membership for $36 using code 4JULY10 during checkout. You can also bring the price of the Kinect-less Xbox One down to $360 shipped using the above code (Reg. $400), matching the lowest we’ve seen the new console go for outside of special trade in promos.

Be sure to head below for today’s iOS deals including the highly rated Phase 10 for $1 (Reg. $2), Doodle God for $1 (Reg. $2), Jump Desktop (Remote Desktop) – RDP / VNC: $8 (Reg. $15) and Skip-Bo™ – The Classic Family Card Game for $1 (Reg. $2). You’ll also find some well regarded freebies like NFL Quarterback 13 and Boost 2, along with the highly rated Mac app Disk Diag for $1 (Reg. $3, 4.5 stars from 14852 Ratings).

In case you missed it yesterday, the popular journaling app Day One went free for the first time in nearly a year, and now the Mac version has been discounted as well. Rayman Fiesta Run on iOS went free via the Expedia app for the first time ever, all three Infinity Blade games are on sale,  and be sure to head below for more deals still alive like Mario Kart 8 on Wii U for $45 shipped (the lowest price we’ve seen):

Mario Kart 8 Stories May 30, 2014

expiredGames/Apps: Buy Watch Dogs get 40% off a second game, Mario Kart 8 $50 (in-store), 50% off Bridge Constructor games, iOS freebies, more

Updates:

In today’s best game/app deals, Toys R Us is offering 40% off select PS3, PS4, Xbox One or 360 video game of equal or lesser value when you buy Ubisoft’s new action, hacker, open world title Watch Dogs. Fry’s is offering Mario Kart 8 on Wii U for $50 with in-store pick-up only and be sure to head below for today’s Mac and iOS discounts.

The Wolf Among Us – Season Pass is now being offered for 33% off on Mac Game Store and Steam to celebrate the release of episode 4: “In Sheep’s Clothing.”

Today’s iOS and Mac deals include Bridge Constructor Playground for $1 (Reg. $2), Bridge Constructor for $1 (Reg. $2), the highly rated Buy Me a Pie! Classic – Grocery Shopping List for $2 (Reg. $3), and freebies like DoOdlE DumMieS and Golf Battle 3D.

Mario Kart 8 Stories April 30, 2014

Mario Kart 8-promo-free Wii U game-sale-03

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 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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