UPDATE 2: The PS4 keeps going in and out of stock at Amazon. You can find a list of available PS4 bundles here, or keep trying the links below.
The PS4 is sold out on Amazon.com.
It only took until February but the PlayStation 4 is finally back in stock! The PS4 has been a hard to find item even after the holiday shopping season, but the basic console is now available at Amazon.com for the normal SRP of $399. However, the PS4 Camera is still out of stock at most major retailers. Even Walmart's "Solution and Starter" bundles are not offering the camera as an option.
Pre-orders are now being accepted for South Park: The Stick of Truth Grand Wizard Edition. The new South Park title is only available for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The Grand Wizard Edition includes: South Park: The Stick of Truth (full game), Grand Wizard Kidrobot Cartman figure and Kingdom of South Park Map.
The Kingdom map is an important part of South History since it is the first time the entire city has been charted, plotted, and mapped. Amazon.com is ofering a special pre-order bonus -- the Ultimate Fellowship Pack, which includes four Stick of Truth costumes.
Various Titanfall limited edition accessories are now available for pre-order. The highly anticipated Xbox One title is set to launch on March 11, 2014, and both the Collector's Edition and limited edition accessories are sure to sell out before launch. Here's a quick look at each accessory with pre-order links.
Xbox One Titanfall Limited Edition Wireless Controller
Own a piece of gaming history and fight in style with the Xbox One Titanfall Limited Edition Wireless Controller. Designed in partnership with Titanfall creator, Respawn Entertainment, it's inspired by the C-101 carbine, used by the elite IMC Titan Pilots of the Frontier. Crafted in striking detail for maximum authenticity in color and graphics, the Controller looks and feels like an artifact from the world of Titanfall. ($64.99)
The UK retailer Firebox.com is selling realistic looking Super Nintendo and Gameboy game cartridges made out of soap. The Super Nintendo soap cartridges are available in Donkey Kong Country, Street Fighter II Turbo, Super Mario Kart and The Legend of Zelda. The Gameboy cartridges are available in Pokemon Blue / Red, Earthworm Jim, Zelda plus more.
Even the official description is hilarious!
"When you envisage the typical gamer you tend to think of a mildly unkempt human; hunched over in a dimly lit room, pizza-stained clothes, unshaven, bloodshot eyes, irritable demeanour, slight stench of week-old festering undergarments. You'd be wrong. Gamers these days are clean as a whistle, sharp as a thistle. Thanks to the Game Boy Cartridge Soaps they value soft hands and sweet scents as much as anybody else. Finally a soap has come along that compliments the gaming lifestyle."
The Tomb Raider Definitive Edition with ArtBook Packaging is now available for pre-order from Amazon.com and GameStop. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One title will begin shipping on 1/28/2014. Customers who pre-order the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition now will receive an ArtBook featuring never before seen concept art.
The game has been re-built specifically for next-generation consoles and promises high-quality graphics with "obsessive detail".
"The cinematic action-adventure that forced Lara Croft to grow from an inexperienced young woman into a hardened survivor has been re-built for Xbox One and PS4, featuring an obsessively detailed Lara and a stunning lifelike world. To survive her first adventure and uncover the island's deadly secret, Lara must endure high-octane combat, customize her weapons and gear, and overcome grueling environments."
After being pulled by retailers due to an over-heating problem the HP Chromebook 11 is finally back in stock. The 11-inch Chromebook is now available at Amazon.com for only $279. Chromebooks are a great affordable alternative to high priced laptops like the $1,000 MacBook Air.
Users can do everything from surf the web to creating documents and spreadsheets or editing photos on a Chromebook by using web-based apps. Chromebooks also include 100GB of free Google Drive storage for saving files on the Cloud. This gives you access to your files anywhere as long as you have a web-enabled device.
Did you receive a new smartphone, tablet or just upgrade to a better iPod over the holidays? Electronics re-seller NextWorth is offering a special "After Holiday Bonus" for all old iPod models. You can sell your used iPod touch or nano for up to $100 and receive a special bonus when using the promo code 24IPODS at check out. This is a great and safe way to unload your old device(s) and make some extra cash while doing it.
Using the service is easy, just go to NextWorth.com and find the page for the product you want to sell. After you answer a few questions honestly NextWorth will give you a free quote for your device. You can then lock in your quote for up to 30 days with no commitment, or decide not to sell. If you do decide to sell, just print out your pre-paid shipping label and ship the device to NextWorth. You will then be paid via check, gift card or PayPal once NextWorth receives your device and determines its projected value in the secondary market. Your quote should not be adjusted if you answer the initial questions honestly.
Xbox Entertainment Studios has teamed up with two-time Academy Award-winning producer Simon Chinn (Searching for Sugar Man and Man on Wire) and Emmy-winning producer Jonathan Chinn (FX’s 30 Days and PBS’s American High) to investigate one of the biggest mysteries in video game history. In 1983 The Atari Corporation purportedly buried millions of unsold copies of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial after an unprecedented negative response to the game resulted in very poor sales . The game has been called one of the worst video games ever created and it was one of biggest commercial failures in video gaming history. It has also been linked to the infamous video game industry crash (aka Atari shock ) of 1983.
Filmmaker Zak Penn will film the excavation of the landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico where the games were supposedly dumped by Atari. The documentary will begin filming in January and it will also explore the rise and fall of Atari itself.
"When Simon and Jonathan Chinn approached me about this story, I knew it would be something important and fascinating,” said Penn. “I wasn’t expecting to be handed the opportunity to uncover one of the most controversial mysteries of gaming lore.”
UPDATE (12/2013) #2: PlayStation 4 IN STOCK ($399) at Amazon! "Want it by Monday, Dec. 23? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout."
UPDATE (12/20/13): Meijer's overpriced (around $120 over SRP) bundle is back, but its Express Shipping says you can get the this "item between Wednesday, Dec 25 and Thursday, Dec 26"
This is your last chance to be a Christmas hero or a Christmas zero! The Sony PlayStation 4 has been in and out of stock at various retailers all week. Some retailers like Meijer and RadioShack have been offering slightly overpriced bundles (around $60 over the SRP), while others like TRU have had legitimate bundles with two games for around $500. So you can potentially still nab a PS4 with two-day shipping and receive the console before Christmas. At the time of this post, the PS4 is currently in stock at both the Sony Store and Walmart. Hit the links below to purchase one now!
UPDATE: The Sony Knack bundle is now showing an estimated shipping date of 12-30-2013.
UPDATE #2: The Walmart page now reads "This item will not arrive before Christmas." Your only chance now to receive a console before Christmas is to sign up for free PS4 alerts and hope Amazon or GameStop restock it before 3 PM EST/12 AM PST today.
UPDATE #3: PS4 Console Solution Bundle with Choice of Accessory and Game - Walmart "Pre-order now, and receive your PS4 console before January 10, 2014-- guaranteed!"
LG announced today that it will unveil its 21.5-inch Chromebase computer at next month's Consumer Electronics Show. The all-in-one computer is equipped with a 1080p IPS display, an Intel Celeron processor, 2GB of memory, 16GB of storage, and Google's Chrome OS. The computer ships with its own keyboard, mouse, speakers, and webcam, but it can also be used as a monitor for another PC, according to The Verge.
"While the computer comes with its own keyboard, mouse, speakers, webcam, USB ports and networking, it sounds like it can also still act as a monitor for another PC, thanks to an HDMI input around back. Theoretically, you could use Chrome OS as a quick-booting operating system for simple tasks when you don't want to fire up the full setup."