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A month before Episode VII The Force Awakens finally hits theaters, we’re going to get to blast our way through the Star Wars Universe in EA’s hotly anticipated Battlefront game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows. We already knew about the Limited Edition Darth Vader PlayStation 4 console (pre-orders just went live), and Deluxe version of the game (discounts available for Prime members), but now there’s an even crazier package.
Walmart is including a Han Solo Fridge with the Deluxe Edition of Battlefront and it’s just as sick as you’d imagine: expand full story
Video Games Stories August 17, 2015
Update (9/11 8:10am): Pre-orders are now open at Amazon for $449.99 with free shipping. Also available via Gamestop and Walmart. The Star Wars PS4/Disney Infinity 3.0 bundle is now live at Walmart.
Darth Vader is the inspiration behind one of two limited-edition Star Wars: The Force Awakens PS4 bundles available this November, with pre-orders starting soon!
Head below for full details on this new bundle…
Video Games Stories July 27, 2015
Building a game that people love to play is an unparalleled experience in creative design. If you would like to give it a go, the fifteen courses in the Game Developer Bundle offer a comprehensive starting point, and you can pay what you want for them at 9to5Toys Specials.
The bundle has three main tracks, with the courses grouped into collections. Folks wanting to avoid code get five courses dedicated to development by other means. This includes tuition on how to use software such as Stencyl and Construct 2 to bring your ideas to life, plus content on exporting your finished games. A collection of four courses focuses on Unity 3D, the engine that powers many of the world’s biggest titles. You learn animation, particle effects, physics, and how to design levels. The other option is to learn HTML5, with the six-course collection showing you how to create 2D physics, in-game music, and the parallax effect.
- Game Development for Non-Coders 5-Course Bundle ($128)
- Unity 3D Game Development and Design 4-Course Bundle ($225)
- HTML5 App and Game Development 6-Course Bundle ($186)
You can pay whatever you like for the Non-Coders track; beat the average price paid to unlock the full bundle – get it at your chosen price now.
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Now, if I had the Love Hultén PIXELKABINETT 42 I have a feeling things would be pretty different. This full-size coin-operated arcade cabinet looks like a priceless piece of fine art and supports hundreds of classic games… expand full story
Video Games Stories March 28, 2015
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Update (3/8 11:00am): Best Buy drops the Elgato Game Capture HD60 down to $149.99 shipped.
Thanks to a promo code, Elgato’s professional-class video game recorder, streamer, and screenshot maker Game Capture HD60 can now be had for $152.99 shipped, within $3 of the lowest price we’ve seen for the normally $180 accessory. Apply promo code PE0315P22 for 15% off Newegg’s $169.99 price to get the savings, which is $5 under Amazon’s current price of $157.99. The HD60 works with the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Wii U, as well as both Macs and PCs.
Capable of recording at full 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second, Game Capture HD60 includes an HDMI cable to connect to your TV and a USB cable to connect to your computer. A free Elgato app can record or livestream video from your console to YouTube or Twitch, as well as saving files directly on your computer. You can continue to play your games through your TV with smooth pass-through video, and either share full in-game audio or add live commentary with your computer’s microphone. Basic editing tools are also included in the app.
With a 4.4/5-star Amazon rating across over 1,600 customers, Game Capture HD60 has become the recorder of choice for serious video gamers. It gives console gamers better recording, streaming, editing, and screenshot-making options than are found in current-generation consoles. Be sure to check out other great gaming deals from 9to5Toys, as well as our Gaming For Couples columns featuring top console games to play with your family.
Video Games Stories February 23, 2015
Target has dropped its free shipping threshold down to $25 making it one of the best places to order small items from. By meeting the minimum order limit, Target customers will receive free 3-5 business day shipping as well as free returns on all orders. They also have free in-store pick up which is another advantage over some online retailers you have a local store. In comparison, Best Buy and Amazon offer free shipping on orders of $35+, while Walmart takes off the fee at $50+.
Target has upped its online offerings in recent years, with programs such as Cartwheel handing out discounts and its REDcard bringing additional 5% savings plus free shipping on all purchases. Much like Amazon, Target has a subscription service for some goods which also allows you to schedule delivery and save 5% on eligible orders.
Head over to Target’s shipping hub for more details on this change.
Video Games Stories December 21, 2014
GCU membership gives you 20% off all video games for two years, so it will more than pay for itself after buying three new releases at the typical retail price of $60. It’s great for avid gamers who want day 1 games at day 30 or day 60 prices, guaranteeing that you’ll never pay full retail for any game for two years. GCU also accrues points that lead to further discounts over time.
Full benefits include:
- Get 20% off new video game software (physical software purchases)
- 10% bonus trade-in credit on video game software trade-ins
- 10% off pre-owned video games
- Get 2x points on new video game software, digital content, and game accessories
- Get 2 points for every dollar when you trade in games
Video Games Stories October 21, 2014
Video Games Stories September 7, 2014
Update (9/8 11:00am): Newegg via eBay Daily Deals just hit us with the best value of any Xbox One bundle we’ve ever seen: Xbox One console w/ Kinect, Forza 5, Destiny, and 12-month Xbox Live subscription for $499.99 shipped. That’s the same price that the console w/ Kinect sells for alone.
After previewing Microsoft’s free Xbox One game promo in our Friday games post, it has officially gone live this morning. We’ve got all the details of where and how to cash in on it.
Get a free game (up to $59.99 value) when you purchase an Xbox One console. This promo is scheduled to run until September 13th, but we wouldn’t be surprised if popular titles sell out sooner.
Now, retailers are including different console configurations and bundles, which could make it a bit confusing. That’s why we’ve outlined the purchase details from our favorite retailers, including Amazon, Gamestop, Best Buy, and more…
Video Games Stories September 5, 2014
Video Games Stories August 24, 2014
These tech essentials will not only help you survive college life, but maybe even help you land a spot on the Dean’s list (no promises). Even though the majority of our top picks are geared towards college students living in a dorm, we think they can help students of all ages.
All of the recommendations below have been shaped by my experiences while attending a four-year private University.
The fall is not only back to school season, but also home to the baseball playoffs and the start of the football season. MLB.TV is expensive and NFL Sunday Ticket is a hassle. We recommend a Sling Media Slingbox to keep tabs on your favorite sports teams while away from home. The all-new SlingBox M1 was just released and is the most affordable Slingbox ever at just $149.99.
Xbox One and PlayStation 4 may be the flashy options for dorm room gaming, but we recommend saving a few bucks and opting for an Xbox 360 or Wii U. The Xbox 360 has a huge back catalog of awesome games that are now priced to move. Plus, some next-gen games (like Mortal Kombat X), will also be available on 360 and PS3. The Wii U has had a rough run, but party games like Mario Kart 8 and the upcoming Super Smash Brothers make it an excellent choice for dorm room hang sessions.
Skip Blu-ray and DVD. The players will take up prime TV stand real-estate and it’s a hassle to find the movie you’re looking for and then physically pop it in a player (I know, first world problems). Instead, go with a Roku 3/streaming stick or Apple TV to stream your media from Netflix (free trial), Hulu Plus (free trial), and iTunes.
It’s perfectly OK that listening to Norah Jones Spotify radio (student discount) helps you study, but don’t be that guy and play it out loud. A nice pair of headphones are key for school. If your budget allows it, then definitely upgrade to a set of noise-cancelling cans, like the Bose QC15, to drown out any background noise. Bust out a larger portable Bluetooth speaker like the Logitech UE BOOM (review) or Jawbone’s Big JAMBOX (review) when it’s time to party.
Video Games Stories June 30, 2014
Video Games Stories June 6, 2014
It’s that time of the year again to get Dad something special. So we put together a list of highly rated and currently discounted tech, sports/outdoors, and clothing items so you can save a few bucks doing it:
Amazon Student members can get a free $10 promotional code to be used on eligible products sold by Amazon.com with the purchase of select $50 gift cards. Perfect for last minute gifts, these cards can be printed, emailed, or even shared on Facebook. Non-members can sign-up for a free Amazon Student trial to take advantage of this promotion today. Not eligible for Amazon student? Everyone can get at least $5 free.
Have the whole family pitch in and you can get dad a Samsung 60-inch 1080p 600Hz Plasma HDTV (model PN60F5300AFXZA) for $679.99 with free shipping from Sears. It retails for $950 and generally sells for around $800, which makes this deal a savings of at least $121. Hundreds of Best Buy reviewers rate it 4.6 out of 5 stars.
Give dad the gift of good dental hygiene by picking up this Philips Sonicare Essence rechargeable electric toothbrush (model HX5610/01) from Amazon for $29.95 after clipping the $10 coupon. That is the best price we have ever seen from this electric toothbrush that “features an angled neck, soft contoured bristles, and patented sonic technology to gently remove plaque in hard-to-reach areas.” Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,829 Amazon reviewers.
Head below for dozens of more deals including discounted iTunes gift cards, an iPad mini for $200, and free Brookstone credit… expand full story
Video Games Stories May 21, 2014
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What is May the 4th be with you? It is the saying used by Star Wars fans to commemorate Star Wars day, May 4th. The idea for the day originated as a play on the cult Star Wars phrase, “may the force be with you,” which is said by multiple characters throughout the epic saga.
Star Wars Day is even bigger this year thanks to the impending release of the Disney-produced Episode VII and as a result deals are kicking off sooner than ever! We’re here to help you celebrate May the Fourth by rounding up the absolute best Star Wars sales from across the deal galaxy.
We will be making a special post on May The Fourth to cover all the last minute deals and exclusive merchandise. Amazon is planning an all-day Gold Box event (click the upper May the Fourth banner to see only Star Wars lightning deals) so you know there are going to be some great deals to be had through Monday.
Video Games Stories March 18, 2014
GameStop is offering 15% off one item when you enter until promo code PAYPAL15 at checkout. You can even stack the promo code SAVER to get free shipping.
While we have a number of great console and iOS deals in our daily round up post, you can get a bit more creative using the aforementioned codes on random games, accessories, and even preorders. It’s our understanding that this coupon is only supposed to work if you checkout using PayPal, but as of right now it is working with any valid form of payment. Coupon excludes game consoles, tablets, phones, iPods, and others. It’s scheduled to expire on March 23rd but we wouldn’t be surprised if it gets squashed before then.
You’ll find titles like Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes for $24.50 (Reg. $30, released today), Watch Dogs preorder for $51 (Reg. $60) and even the rarely discounted PlayStation Plus is available is included for $42.50 (Reg. $50).
Video Games Stories November 26, 2013
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Instead of falling victim to a leak, Target has posted its Black Friday ad almost 3 weeks before the yearly shopping holiday. It is loaded with hundreds of hot tech products, movies, music, home goods, and more.
Remember, ‘Red’ cardholders will save an extra 5% on top of the advertised specials. Target will open at 8PM on Thanksgiving. Check out the entire ad here. Our ‘best bets’ are as follows:
Video Games Stories October 9, 2013
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Amazon has been running an exclusive preorder bonus offer for Madden NFL (2014) Anniversary Edition with access to NFL Sunday Ticket for the entire 2013 NFL season for only $100. That is a great deal for gamers who want to play Madden and score NFL Sunday Ticket for free. Now if you aren’t interested in playing the game you can recoup a large sum of the initial cost through Best Buy’s recently announced early trade-in program. Until October 5th, Best Buy will give $45 gift cards for all copies of Madden 25 that are traded in.
Assuming you use the gift card, $55 nets you every NFL game streamed to your laptop, tablet or smartphone each Sunday. Some buyers may be able to take advantage of up to $400 in savings from this promotion. Please see below for more details. For even more information about this promotion please refer to this Amazon page.
Video Games Stories July 29, 2013
Amazon has just dropped the price of FIFA Soccer 13 for PS3 down to $18 with free standard shipping for all and free 2-day for Prime members. Today’s deal is $22 below the average cost and the lowest price ever offered for this fast-paced sports game.
FIFA 13 is the 2012 release in Electronic Arts’ long-running professional soccer game franchise. Based on the current real-life players, teams and leagues associated with the FIFA organization (Federation International de Football), the game aims to present the most realistic international soccer experience available in a video game to-date. Features include, gameplay mechanics improvements on both offense and defense, an extensive roster of players, teams and leagues, multiplayer play options both locally and online, and social network functionality through the EA Sports Football Club.
eBay via Newegg has a Microsoft Xbox LIVE 12 Month Gold Membership Card for just $38 Shipped, regular $60. One per customer.
Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition $40 (Reg. $60) Xbox 360 / PS3: Dishonored $20 (Reg. $30) Xbox 360 / PS3: The Walking Dead $20 (Reg. $30) Xbox 360 / PS3: DMC: Devil May Cry $30 (Reg. $40) Xbox 360: Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition $15 (Reg. $30) Xbox 360: Call of Duty: MW3 w/ DLC Collection 1 $20 (Reg. $30) PlayStation 3: Medal of Honor: Warfighter $10 (Reg. $20) PlayStation 3: God of War: Ascension $20 (Reg. $40) Wii U: Nintendo Land $13 (Reg. $60)
PlayStation 4 Launch Day bundles are back in stock at Amazon (starting at $460) featuring Battlefield 4, Killzone, Knack, or Watch Dogs and most importantly free guaranteed release day delivery. The Killzone and Battlefield bundles also include PS PLus with $10 savings.
Microsoft Xbox One controllers are now available for preorder for $60.
Blu-ray: The Amazing Spider-Man (Four-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD + UltraViolet Digital Copy) $15 (Reg. $56) Blu-ray: Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection (Blu-ray / DVD Combo + UltraViolet Digital Copy) $210 (Reg. $500) – Lowest price ever Blu-ray: ESPN 30 for 30 Collector’s Set $35 (Reg. $100) – Lowest price ever