Minecraft Stories July 3

Nintendo will soon release three new designs for its popular 2DS XL. The new variants are themed around Minecraft, Mario Kart, and Animal Crossing. As you would expect, each device comes with the matching game pre-installed and ready to play out of the box. expand full story

Minecraft Stories May 23, 2016

Sony PlayStation Vita with Wi-Fi for $140 shipped (Orig. $200)

RushHourWholesaler (98.7% Positive feedback) via eBay Daily Deals offers the Sony PlayStation Vita with Wi-Fi for $139.99 shipped. That’s $60 off the original $200 listing, $20 below the next best listing/Amazon and the best price we can find. Rated 4+ stars from over 350 Amazon customers. 

Update (5/24 10:40am): We’ve found a handful of other notable LEGO deals at Amazon:

There is a large amount of LEGO deals available this morning with discounts on popular sets including Minecraft, City, Angry Birds and many more. You’ll find a variety of price drops at Amazon and Target. Free shipping varies by retailer and in-store pick up is available in some instances.

Our favorite deals come way of LEGO’s Minecraft-themed sets. We’re big fans of the Minecraft 21122 Nether Fortress Set for $49.59 shipped (Reg. $61+). This set has 571 pieces with a glow-in-the-dark design and the ability to shoot fireballs from the Ghast. It’s an Amazon favorite with a 4.8/5 star rating from over 100 customers. Another standout is the LEGO City Square 60097 for $131.99 shipped (Reg. $160). Also available at Target.

You’ll want to check out the full selection of Target’s 20% off LEGO promotion for more deals. A standout deal is the City Police Station (60047) for $58.39 shipped (Reg. $71+). Rated 4.8/5 stars by nearly 500 Amazon reviewers. Head over to this landing page for a full look at what’s available.

Angry Birds fans will want to cash in on a number of LEGO sets that are currently on sale at Amazon. Here are some notable deals:

Even more deals can be found over at Target.

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Minecraft Stories May 9, 2016

Super Mario is coming to Minecraft this summer and it’s perfect

After being what seemed like the last console to receive the Minecraft-treatment, Wii U is now the beneficiary of a few exclusive add-ons. The wildly popular title, known for its simple gameplay and fun DLCs, will be receiving a new Mario-themed texture pack. It will include a completely visual redesign of the game, 40 (!!!) different characters and 15 pieces of music from Mario Kart 64. It is slated to hit the Nintendo eShop in June. Here’s a look at gameplay:

Of course, Minecraft has long been the home to a variety of popular texture packs including Star Wars, The Simpsons, Fallout and more. This will be the first official DLC from Nintendo for this title. Minecraft: Wii U Edition is available through the Nintendo Shop for $19.99.

Be sure to swing by our daily games roundup for the latest price drops across every console.

Minecraft Stories April 7, 2016

Mojang reveals 27 new skins for Minecraft Story mode, here’s how you can get them for free

Mojang has finally released its full line of skin packs for Minecraft Story Mode. In celebration of the first season’s conclusion, you’ll be able to grab all 27 skins for free on iOS, Xbox One, PlayStation and Windows. Each DLC will be free for the next week and then some will require a $2.99 fee to add permanently, as usual. You can redeem each console-specific skin kit within their respective online stores. Here are some easy links to get you started: iOS, Amazon Android StoreXbox Marketplace, PlayStation Store.

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This morning we’ve noticed a number of popular LEGO sets on sale from trusted retailers like Amazon, Target and Walmart. We’ve rounded up some of the best deals below. Free shipping is available on some listings alongside in-store pick up.

Our favorite deal this morning is LEGO Ideas’ The Big Bang Theory 21302 Building Kit for $45.67 Prime shipped at Amazon. This set has a list price of $59.99 and still goes for that much at retailers like Target. Designed for Big Bang fans, you’ll be able to “build an authentic replica of Leonard and Sheldon’s living room.” There are seven minifigs included in this kit alongside a collector’s edition booklet. Rated a near-perfect 4.9/5 stars by 199 Amazon customers. Not familiar with the LEGO Ideas program? Check out the full lot of crowd-sourced designs here.

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LEGO Minecraft 21117 The Ender Dragon: $49 (Reg. $60) | Amazon

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Before you head on to the rest of today’s price drops, be sure to take a look at this LEGO Storage Brick for $29.99 Prime shipped that can hold thousands of blocks at a time. Rated 4.5/5 stars by nearly 200 Amazon customers.

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In case you missed it last week, Disney and LEGO partnered on some pretty sweet new minifigs that are set to launch next month. Head over to this blog post from Disney for more information.

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Minecraft Stories March 3, 2016

LEGO releases four new Minecraft sets as the Jungle Tree, End Portal and Iron Golem make appearances

Late last week, LEGO teased four new Minecraft-inspired sets, expanding its current line to 14 offerings. Three of the four focus on different locations found in the game, with the Jungle Tree House and End Portal standing out as the most notable. Everyone’s favorite defender, the Iron Golem, also received a recreation in this latest release.

Minecraft Stories December 7, 2015

After a long wait, Minecraft and Nintendo are finally getting together on a Wii U version of its wildly popular block-building third-person game. After hitting nearly every console over the last four years, Minecraft is rounding out its offerings. This won’t be a stripped down version either, Wii U gamers will have access to six of the most popular texture packs plus another 16 expansion options. Full details below on the release and more.

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Minecraft Stories October 15, 2015

After enjoying one of the most successful multi-platform runs in recent memory, Minecraft is back again with its newly released Story Mode title on iOS and Android, as well as other platforms. This new rendition, from Telltale Games, builds on the success of the original title by bringing campaign-style play to the mix.

Jesse, the main character, adventures through the Overworld in the first episode The Order of the Stone. For the first time, Minecraft gamers will experience dialogue and have choices that effect the outcome of each episode. The voice-overs are handled by a number of celebrities including Patton Oswald, Ashley Johnson, Scott Porter and others. There are a total of five sections to the game, which can be purchased at a 25% discount through the app.

Minecraft: Story Mode is available today in iOS and Android app stores for $4.99. Head below for a gameplay trailer and a full description. Have a child interested in Minecraft? Learn to code with these polygonal-inspired guides as a part of today’s Amazon Gold Box.

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Minecraft Stories October 14, 2015

Freebies: Scanner+ Pro for iOS + Minecraft Tips eBook + Jack in the Box food w/ purchase + More!

Capable Bits’s Scanner+ Pro iPhone app has just dropped from $3.99 to free in the App Store.

Scanner+ Pro allows you to easily scan receipts, documents, checks and any other paper documents into digital copy! Once you scanned a document, you can e-mail or upload it to Dropbox.

The app uses special magic tricks to make your scanned documents look clean and crisp! It removes all shadows, fixes perspectives, creating a beautiful and professional PDF.

Looking for more app deals? Apple is giving away downloads of Shadowmatic and Enlight just went free.

More freebies:

Minecraft Stories September 24, 2015

Today at Oculus Connect 2, Founder and CEO Palmer Luckey announced that the Windows 10 version of Minecraft would be compatible with the upcoming Oculus Rift Headset. While details are somewhat sparse at the moment, you’ll find everything we know so far.

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Minecraft Stories September 7, 2015

The much anticipated upcoming Minecraft: Story Mode now has a release date according to a new Amazon product listing. With a loaded cast of voices, including: Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Ashley Johnson, amongst others, this new story-based spin-off is packed with potential. Head below for pre-order information and additional details.

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Minecraft Stories August 13, 2015

expiredThinkGeek 16th Birthday Sale w/ toys at only $16: USB Flux Capacitor, Minecraft/Star Wars items, more

Today only, ThinkGeek.com is celebrating 16 years on planet Earth by discounting some of its most popular products to only $16. You can bag free shipping on orders over $75 or pay $6.95 flat rate.

The first item our staffers are undoubtedly picking up today is the Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger for $16 (Orig. $24). While it won’t physically take you back to 1985, the level of nostalgia certainly will. It comes with two USB charging ports (1.1A) and is an original ThinkGeek creation.You can also find these items for only $16 as well:

Minecraft Stories July 9, 2015

Most likely you’ve heard about HoloLens by know, Microsoft’s holographic headset that brings digital animations, video and games to life. Although it has recently been hyped for its upcoming role in Minecraft, it has also found a home in academic settings as well. Head below to see the full video on how Case Western Reserve is utilizing HoloLens to bring human anatomy to life.  expand full story

Minecraft Stories July 6, 2015

Here’s the first trailer for the new Telltale Minecraft Story Mode game

Back in December of last year Telltale announced that it would be working with Mojang on a story-based Minecraft title known as Story Mode. Quite a departure from the usual free-form, creative gameplay Minecraft took the world over with, the title looks to bring Telltale’s narrative touch into the mix. Today we get our first trailer for the 5-part episodic game (seen below), along with a quick glimpse of what to expect in terms of visuals and story.

This is not an online game, there is full dialog courtesy of Patton Oswalt and others, and there’s a definitive story arch and ending. While there is player choice driven content, like with other Telltale adventure games, players will be following along the story of Jesse and his friends as they attempt to save there world with the help of the Legendary Order:

Jesse and his group of friends revere the legendary Order of the Stone; four adventurers who slayed an Ender Dragon. The Order are the very best at what they do: Warrior, Redstone Engineer, Griefer, and Architect. While at EnderCon, Jesse and his friends discover that something is wrong… something dreadful. Terror is unleashed, and they must set out on a journey to find The Order of the Stone if they are to save their world from oblivion.

The game will be available as a digital download “soon” for Mac, PC, all major consoles (other than Nintendo’s), iOS and Android. Some reports suggest “soon” could be as early as the next few weeks.

Be sure to hit up our daily game/app roundups for all the best gaming deals across every platform.

Minecraft Stories June 16, 2015

It has already been an eventful week at E3, with Xbox, Playstation and Nintendo showing off the latest titles and hardware advances to be expected over the next 6-8 months. Microsoft made a huge splash yesterday with new games and a killer updated controller that would make even James Bond jealous.

Regardless of which side of the console wars you’re on, or if you are undecided, the Xbox One deserves a second look. Microsoft has rebounded from a tough start to the year with some killer titles coming by Christmas and has pushed itself out in front of the PlayStation 4 as a dominant streaming media player. On top of that, the deal machine has been cranking out solid discounts on some of Microsoft’s flagship bundles. Now is the time to get on board with Xbox One if you’ve been waiting… expand full story

Minecraft Stories June 1, 2015

It feels like a dream come true: LEGO has finally released its own version of Minecraft. That’s right, you are now able to build and customize an entire world with glorious (virtual) plastic bricks. But this isn’t just a carbon-copy of Mojang’s wildly-popular game, it is without a doubt a LEGO game, right down to the customizable avatar. Head below to find out how you can dive into LEGO Worlds… expand full story

Minecraft Stories November 14, 2014

expiredGames/Apps: PlayStation TV $80 (20% off), Star Walk HD & Minecraft Explorer Pro $1 ea. (Reg. $3), iOS freebies, more

Update (11/14 11:10am):

In today’s best game/app deals, Amazon has the base model PlayStation TV for $79.99 shipped (Reg. $100), which is the lowest we’ve seen on Sony’s streaming box. It features remote streaming of your PS4 games, access to hundreds of Vita titles, an upcoming library of streamable PS3 titles, and more. Note: There is no controller included in this bundle.

Retail chain Meijer is having a Buy 1 Get 50% off the second title in-store for today and tomorrow only. The second title has to be of lesser or equal value, according to the ad, but it looks like there are a number of titles available across all platforms.

Head below for the rest of today’s best iOS price drops including Star Walk™ HD – 5 Stars Astronomy Guide for $1 (Reg. $3), Duet Game for $1 (Reg. $3), Minecraft Explorer Pro for $1 (Reg. $3), On the line for FREE (Reg. $1), AngerOfStick3 for FREE (Reg. $1) and more.

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