Pre-orders for the Nexus 9 have opened early on Amazon.com. Both the 16GB white and black Wi-Fi models are now available for $400, and the white 32GB model is available for $480. Shoppers looking for the LTE sand option will have to until late November. The HTC Nexus 9 tablet will begin shipping from Amazon on November 3, 2014.
Pre-orders for the new tablet will also be available on Google Play later today, and possibly Best Buy, Game Stop and Walmart. We will update this page with links when they become available.
UPDATE: All Wi-Fi models now available for pre-order at Best Buy.
UPDATE 2: 32GB 4G LTE Black model is also now available at Best Buy.
The second wave of Skylanders Trap Team character packs are now available. The new characters are: Head Rush, Bushwhack, Lob-Star, Tread Head and Fist Bump. Each character is available individually for $9.99. There is also a Mirror of Mystery Level Pack now available for $24.99. It includes: The Mystery Mirror, Rocket Ram, Tiki Speaky and Deja Vu.
Skylanders Trap Team launched for the Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Wii U, Sony PlayStation 3 and 4, Microsoft Xbox 360 and One and Tablets on October 5, 2014. Starter Packs and Dark Edition Starter Packs are now available starting at $74.99. You can see a complete list of available Character Packs, Battle Packs, Traps and other accessories here. Be sure to sign up for free mobile and email alerts and be notified every time a new wave is released.
UPDATE 2: Starting October 19th: 13 Nights of Elvira
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Here are some other Halloween movie and television options for 2014 since both Netflix and Amazon dropped the ball and added very few new horror movies this October. You can also see what's new on Netflix and Amazon for October 2014 below.
TV Guide Spotlight: TV's Spookiest Halloween Episodes [DVD] ($8.99) Since old television shows are what keep streaming alive, why not drop $10 and get some classic Halloween episodes on DVD? That way you don't have to worry about Netflix or Amazon purging your favorite TV shows six months from now. This set includes episodes from Married With Children, Rosanne and more.
While most of the world was attempting to pre-order an iPhone 6, Nikon quietly released the successor to its aging D700. The D750 is one of Nikon's lightest pro cameras weighing in at only 750g, but its lightweight form factor doesn't mean that it doesn't pack in the features. The D750 is equipped with a a 24.3MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4 image processor for taking both high-resolution images and full HD videos. It also utilizes a 51-point autofocus system with 15 cross-type points and is capable of burst shooting at 6.5 frames per second.
Other features include an extendable ISO range of 51200, built-In Wi-Fi connectivity, a 3.2" 1,229k-dot LCD monitor, scene recognition system and exposure metering, a built-in pop-up flash and dual SD card slots.
Microsoft's free Xbox One game promotion started this week. Anyone who buys an Xbox One console at a participating retailer will receive one disc-based game of their choice for free. The free game is not limited to titles published by Microsoft, but they must be available in retail, meaning you can't pick a pre-order title like Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The deal also applies to bundles. For example, you can buy the Xbox One Madden NFL 15 Bundle for $399 and receive a free download of Madden NFL 15 and a free copy of Destiny. Participating retailers include Target, GameStop, Best, Buy, Toys 'R Us, Amazon, and Wal-Mart. The deal ends on Wednesday, September 17.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced that Mortal Kombat X will be available on April 14, 2015. The original mini-boss Goro will be available as an exclusive playable character and pre-order incentive. Goro joins Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Cassie Cage, D'Vorah, Kotal Kahn, Ferra & Torr and Raiden on the 2015 roster of kombatants. This is the first time Goro has made an appearance since Mortal Kombat: Armageddon.
Goro's first appearance was the original Mortal Kombat where he was the second-to-last boss before Shang Tsung. He was also the only character in the game who was not a digitized representation of a live actor. Goro did not become a playable character until Mortal Kombat Trilogy was released for the PlayStation, Nintendo 64 and Sega Saturn.
Samsung today unveiled its new "Total Curved Solutions" lineup featuring a 105-inch Bendable UHD TV. The television is not only one of the world’s largest UHD TVs, but it transforms from flat to curved as you can see demonstrated here by Engadget. It features a panoramic 21:9 aspect ratio, 11 million pixel (5120X2160) screen resolution and a powerful 160W built-in speaker. Samsung did not announce a price, but the non-bendable version retails for $120,000. You can read more about Samsung's Total Curved Solutions here.
Nintendo is the latest developer to jump on the interactive toy trend with its new Super Smash Bros. amiibo line of collectible action figures. The first wave of figures are now available for pre-order through several retailers, and some have already begun to sell out through Amazon.com. The individual toys can communicate with the Wii U GamePad controller to interact with the Super Smash Bros. game. Players can train each amiibo to level 50 and adjust their offensive and defensive capabilities to create the ultimate Super Smash Bros. character.
So far popular characters such as Pikachu and Mario are still in stock, while the lesser known characters Marth, Villager and Wii Fit Trainer have already sold out on Amazon. It is unknown if these figures are selling out because of limited quantities, or if some customers are just up the odd characters first. Either way it is recommended to pre-order now, so you're not stuck paying high scalper prices come the holidays.
In case you have been living under a rock, Microsoft launched the Xbox One with Kinect sensor for $499 in November 2013. Bundling the console with the sensor made the Xbox One $100 more than the PS4, which ultimately helped Sony destroy Microsoft in sales. Microsoft then released a Kinect-less Xbox One for $399 in June. This gave the Xbox One a sales boost, but it wasn't enough to really make a dent, and Sony went on to be the latest winner of the console war. Now Microsoft has decided to release a standalone Kinect Sensor in October for $150. It is unclear why anyone would want to pay $399 for an Xbox One without the Kinect to only turn around and buy a Kinect. I guess Microsoft is sticking with its belief that people are going to fall in love with the sensor, and wants to punish them for not believing them in the first place my making them pay an extra $50.
If you were on the fence about buying an Xbox One with a Kinect you better do it now. Microsoft recently announced three new bundles: a limited edition Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare bundle for $499, a Madden NFL 15 set for $399 and a white Sunset Overdrive bundle for $399. None of these bundles come with a Kinect sensor. As you can see here, there are very few Xbox One / Kinect bundles available at the original $399 price.
Disney Infinity Originals Tinker Bell, Aladdin, Stitch, Maleficent and More Now Available for Pre-Order
Several retailers are now accepting pre-orders for the Disney 2.0 characters Tinker Bell, Aladdin, Stitch, Maleficent, Donald Duck and Merida. This brings the latest Disney 2.0 roster to 19 playable characters. Disney Infinity Starter Packs are also available for pre-order starting at $59.99. The Originals ($60) Starter Pack includes Merida and Stitch. The Marvels Superheroes ($75) Starter Pack ships with Iron Man, Thor and Black Widow, and the Collector's Edition ($179) includes an Avengers collectible stand, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Hulk, Hawkeye, Captain America and more.
Disney Infinity 2.0 will be available for the Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 on 09/23/2014. Most retailers such as Gamestop and Best Buy are also offering bonuses when you pre-order a Starter Pack. Here's a complete list of available Disney 2.0 characters and links* to where you can buy them. The individual figures retail for around $14 each.