Xbox 360 Stories February 23, 2016

It will be March before we know it and Microsoft has announced the newest selection of Games with Gold titles for next month. Xbox Live members can grab four games for free as a part of this promotion. Full details below.

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Xbox 360 Stories January 26, 2016

Update (2/1 9:30am): Amazon Prime members can now pre-order TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan for just $39.99 shipped on Xbox One and PS4, down from $50 (automatically applies in the cart for Prime members).

Some of you may be familiar with Japanese developer PlatinumGames from its work on Bayonetta 1 and 2, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, The Wonderful 101, and the upcoming Xbox One exclusive Scalebound. Over the past week or so, some leaks for a new Platinum Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game started to surface online, and now we have official confirmation of the title along with the debut trailer:

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Xbox 360 Stories December 14, 2015

expiredCowboom 20% off sitewide: iPad mini 2 pre-owned $144 or refurb $160, console deals from $72, more

Cowboom, a subsidiary of Best Buy, is taking 20% off sitewide with coupon code SAVEGREEN15. This promotion cannot be combined with items sold and shipped by Best Buy or the Deal of the Day. Shipping varies by listing, and you’ll want to pay close attention to listings for item condition. Cowboom offers a wide selection of products across a slew of categories. If you don’t mind pre-owned or refurbished products, there are great deals to be had. Extended warranties can be added for additional peace of mind, these can be added during checkout.

Our top-pick is the Apple iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi 16GB in Space Gray in pre-owned condition for $143.99 with free shipping with the above promo code. If you prefer a refurbished model, it drops to $159.99 with this promotion. This iPad regularly goes for $269 from Apple in new condition or $229 as a refurb model. If you’re looking for an iPad to give to a child for games this Christmas, grab this deal with a low risk price. Features include a 7.9-inch Retina display, A7 chip, 10 hours of battery life and a 5MP iSight camera.

Other notable deals:

Xbox 360 Stories November 30, 2015

Microsoft has announced its December Xbox Live Games with Gold promotion. There will be five games all together that will be available next month. Whether you just grabbed a new Xbox One or still rolling with a Xbox 360, there’s something for everyone. Head below for full details.

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Xbox 360 Stories October 28, 2015

expiredFree Xbox Live Gold Games for November: Pneuma Breath of Life, Dungeon Siege III, more

It’s almost November and that means it’s time for Microsoft to reveal the next month’s list of freebies for the Games with Gold Program. There will be four games available on Xbox One and 360 in November. With backwards compatibility launching this month, that means Xbox One users will be able to take advantage of all four titles. Head below for full details.

Xbox 360 Stories September 24, 2015

September is coming to a close and that means it’s time for Microsoft to reveal the October list of freebies for the Games with Gold Program. All together, there will be four games available on Xbox One and 360 next month. Head below for full details.

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Xbox 360 Stories September 1, 2015

expiredAmazon Gold Box – up to 45% off gaming gear: SteelSeries iPhone controller $45, ViewSonic 28″ monitor $187, much more

Today only, as its Bonus Gold Box Deal of the Day, Amazon offers up to 45% off gaming gear including select mice, controllers, monitors, headsets, and more. Every item qualifies for 2-day Prime shipping. Anyone who’s not a Prime member will have to spend at least $35 to get shipping fees waived for their order. Today’s sale includes 18 items, but there’s a high likelihood the best deals will sell out as the day progresses.

Can’t miss deals from today’s Gold Box:

Looking for more gaming goodness? Be sure to head over to our daily game/app roundups for all the best deals across every platform.

Xbox 360 Stories August 20, 2015

Back to the Future: The Game hits PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, pre-order now

The 30th Anniversary of Back to the Future is bringing out all kinds cool memorabilia and games. Now, Doc Brown fans can bring all the action to PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. The popular iOS title has been ported over for console play and is slated to be released on October 13th.

We don’t expect it to be much different than its smaller screen counterpart but for $20 it’s tough to go wrong here. Pre-orders are live at Amazon for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and 360. Be sure to pick up the 30th Anniversary Trilogy on Blu-ray, while you’re at it…

Xbox 360 Stories August 3, 2015

Today, Microsoft announced a killer bundle for Gears of War fans. Anyone that purchases the upcoming Gears of War: Ultimate Edition will receive the entire Gears collection via Xbox One Backward Compatibility. This includes the original game, 2, 3 and Judgement. All you’ll need to do is play the Ultimate Edition game between the August 25th launch date and December 31st to unlock the older titles as a digital download.

Xbox One Backward Compatibility was announced this spring at E3 and will be available to the public in the fall. If you’re into Gears of War, this is perfect opportunity to enjoy the previous generation games all on one console. There are a few different opportunities for pre-ordering Gears of War: Unlimited Edition, here are your options:

Source: Xbox Wire

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Xbox 360 Stories July 28, 2015

It’s almost August and that means that Microsoft has announced its list of upcoming Games with Gold freebies for Xbox Live members. Head below for full details on all four games available next month… expand full story

Xbox 360 Stories July 2, 2015

Pre-order Fallout 4 for Xbox One and receive a free digital download of Fallout 3

Good news for all you Fallout 4 fans out there: Bethesda is currently offering a free download of Fallout 3 for Xbox 360 with the pre-order of the upcoming title for Xbox One. There are a few details to ensure you receive this offer. First visit this page at the Xbox Store to pre-order and a download code for Fallout 3 will be delivered to your Xbox message center within 7-10 days. After you’ve secured the code, redeem it on your Xbox 360 for digital download.

Even better news, Fallout 3 will be available on Xbox One once backward compatibility access is made available. Details on this new feature were released back at E3 and is currently only available to Xbox Preview members. Fallout 4 will be released on November 10th.

Be sure to take a look at Bethesda’s real life Pip Boy accessory for iPhone and Android.

Full details from Bethesda:

Before making your way to the wastelands surrounding Boston, give yourself a 101 primer on Fallout by returning to the Capital Wasteland in Fallout 3!

We’re excited to announce —  for a limited time – your pre-order of Fallout 4 for Xbox One will entitle you to receive Fallout 3 on Xbox 360. The code for Fallout 3 will be delivered to your Xbox message center in 7-10 days.  Redeem your code on or on your Xbox 360. Fallout 3 will have Xbox One backwards compatibility access when made available.

Fallout 4 releases on Xbox One worldwide on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. If you missed it, catch Game Director Todd Howard’s presentation during the Xbox E3 2015 Briefing.

Xbox 360 Stories June 25, 2015

Microsoft is heading into July and the second half of the year with a full head of steam: tempting deals and exciting game releases make it the time to buy an Xbox One. Today, its slate of July Games with Gold have been announced with big news for Xbox One owners… expand full story

Xbox 360 Stories May 29, 2015

As we head into June, Microsoft has revealed its free games for Xbox Live users next month. Subscribers can expect four titles across Xbox One and 360 consoles. Head below for full details and the window of availability for each title.  expand full story

Xbox 360 Stories April 29, 2015

Microsoft has announced which games will be going free for Xbox Live users for the month of May. As always there will be multiple titles that drop in price for certain days of the month on both Xbox One and 360.

Not an Xbox Live member? We have a deal to get you started plus full details on this month’s games below… expand full story

Xbox 360 Stories April 14, 2015

Watch out living room rockers, Guitar Hero is coming back this fall with a whole new release for all the popular gaming consoles. Activision has announced that it’s reviving the popular band game after a five year hiatus with new gameplay modes, an updated controller and a fresh track list with hits from a number of popular artists. With a new version of Rock Band 4 on the horizon, it’s no surprise that its gaming counterpart will be getting a new release as well.

We’ve got the full details on new gameplay modes, a redesigned guitar and how you can pre-order Guitar Hero Live today… expand full story

Xbox 360 Stories March 26, 2015

Xbox Live subscribers get an added bonus to membership each month as a select number of games are made free for download. For April, Microsoft is giving away two games for Xbox One and four games for Xbox 360. This added perk for Xbox Live subscribers makes the extra expense all the more worthwhile.

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Xbox 360 Stories March 6, 2015

Update (3/13 8:10am): Amazon offers the Elgato Game Capture HD60 at $149.99 shipped.

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.

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Xbox 360 Stories February 25, 2015

To celebrate the upcoming theatrical release of Furious 7 this April, the latest in the long-running Fast & Furious film franchise, Microsoft is teaming up with Universal to “ bring a unique, interactive, and exclusive experience to millions of Xbox fans worldwide.” That experience is coming in the way of a new standalone expansion pack for Forza Horizon 2, that puts players into the world of the upcoming film.

Better yet, you won’t need to own the main Forza 2 game to get it, and you won’t need to shell out a dime to play it. Head below for a brief teaser video and details on how to get the new expansion for free… expand full story

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