Destiny: The Ghost Edition pre-orders are sold out at every major retailer including Gamestop, Amazon and Walmart, but there is still hope you will be able to get your hands on one when the game is released. The Ghost Edition ships with a motion-sensing Ghost replica, other Destiny related items such as a field map and exclusive DLC for $149. While this is a limited edition set and will eventually sell out for good, other limited edition pre-orders have sold out and been restocked in the past. You can sign up for free Destiny: The Ghost Edition alerts here.
This free website will send you an email or mobile alert (iOS only) every time the Ghost Edition becomes available at any retailer. This way you don't have to sign up for email alerts from several different sources. The app is also great, because it will send a notification to your iPhone or iPad so you can be notified when you're not at home. The service is free, safe and there is not catch!
PopCap Games has announced that Plants vs. Zombies Adventures will be pulled from Facebook on October 12, 2014. The company did not give a reason as to why the game is being retired. PopCap also noted that the game is finished for good, and it will not be ported to any other platforms such as iOS or Android.
"This game was created for Facebook only, and there are no current plans to bring it to alternate platforms. However, there is still lots of fun to be had in the ever-expanding universe of Plants vs. Zombies!"
Nintendo and Team Sora announced today that Lucina and Robin from Fire Emblem: Awakening and Captain Falcon from F-Zero will be part of the Super Smash Bros. lineup for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. This brings the total roster to 36 characters so far. Fire Emblem: Awakening was released for the Nintendo 3DS in 2013, and the futuristic racing game F-Zero was released for the SNES in 1990. The announcement was made on the official Smash Bros. website.
Super Smash Bros. will be available for the Nintendo 3DS on October 3, and the Wii U version will launch sometime later this year. You can pre-order the 3DS version now from Gamestop and Amazon.com. The Nintedno 3DS version SRP is $39.99 and the Wii U version will set you back $59.99.
UPDATE: The Wii U version is now available for pre-order through Amazon. This will be a hot item during the 2014 holiday shopping season, and it could potentially sell out. Be smart and pre-order it now, just in case!
Customers who pre-order Alien: Isolation now will receive the Last Survivor and Crew Expendable DLC when the game is released on October 7, 2014. It was recently revealed that most of the cast from the 1979 film Alien has returned to reprise their roles and voice their original characters in the game. The Last Survivor allows players to play as Ripley, voiced by Sigourney Weaver, as she tries to save Lambert and Parker, and in the Crew Expendable players can choose to play as one of three surviving crew members, Ripley, Dallas or Parker, moments after Brett's death.
Set in 2137, the game follows Ripley's daughter Amanda, who goes to the space station Sevastopol to investigate her mother's disappearance. The events of the game take place between the movies Alien and Aliens.
Sony has unveiled its "PROselfie smartphone", the Xperia C3. The new smartphone is equipped with a 5MP wide-angle front-facing camera with Superior Auto mode and a soft LED flash for taking the perfect selfie in any situation. The Xperia C3 is also loaded with several photography apps for retouching your duck faced self-portraits. You can see a complete list at the bottom of this post.
The Xperia C3 is powered by a Snapdragon 1.2 GHz Qualcomm quad-core processor with 1GB RAM, Android 4.4 (KitKat) and a 2500 mAh. It is also equipped with an 8MP rear-facing camera, a 5.5-inch HD display and Sony Surround Sound technology. The 8GB (expandable up to 32GB) phone supports Bluetooth 4.0, 4G/LTE, HSPA and GLONASS.
The long awaited Nightbreed: The Director's Cut is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com for less than its original $80 asking price. The limited edition Blu-ray features the unrated Director's Cut, the 1990 R-rated theatrical version of the film, a collector's book and new art work approved by Clive Barker. The 3 disc set is limited to only 5,000 numbered copies and the first 1,000 have already sold out.
There is also a standard Director's Cut Blu-ray/DVD combo for $25 for those who do not want to shell out $55 to $80 for the limited edition set. The standard set does not include the theatrical version but it does include special features and new slipcase artwork.
Retailers are now accepting pre-orders for Destiny Ghost Edition, Destiny Limited Edition, Destiny Standard Edition and even a white Destiny PlayStation 4 bundle. The Ghost Edition includes: a motion-sensing Ghost replica, letter of introduction, Golden Age relics (patch, sticker, two chrome slides of the Traveler), "Arms and Armament" field guide, postcards from the Golden Age, antique star chart, and exclusive digital content for $149.
The Limited Edition ships with a SteelBook case and all the Ghost Edition extras except the replica. The Limited Edition will set you back $100. All three editions, including the Standard ($60), include digital bonuses such as an upgraded sparrow vehicle if you pre-order now.
Kinect for Windows v2 is now available for pre-order on the Microsoft Store. The motion-sensing device will begin shipping on July 15 for developers who want to build interactive voice- and gesture-based applications for the Windows desktop and Windows Store. The sensor will ship with Windows SDK 2.0 support, 1080p resolution, upgraded motion detection capabilities and various other improvements. The Kinect for Windows v2 is not intended for consumer use. It is available for $199.
Futurama: The Complete Series on DVD is only $148 (or as low as $78 if you check the third party options) on Amazon.com. That's 28% off its original SRP, but before you get too excited, you may want to check the Customer Reviews section. The reviews are full of complaints about the set's cheap packaging. Basically the set is just the individual seasons mushed together in a larger package with new art. A lot of customers claim their DVDs arrived damage. One even noted that Amazon pulled the set for a limited time. Now it seems like Amazon is trying to unload what's left of their inventory, and this may be your last chance to buy all the seasons at once for a discounted price.
If you don't care about packaging, and just want all 124 episodes of Fururama on DVD for cheap, then this is the perfect time to buy the set. It is selling out quickly so don't wait. It is also unknown if Fox plans to release the complete set on Blu-ray. However, the individual seasons are available on Blu-ray, which may be a better but more costly option. The Blu-ray sets range from $9 to $40 depending on if you have an Amazon Prime subscription or not.
Gamestop has discounted Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for the Nintendo 3DS by 50%. This sale is only available online at Gamestop.com. You can also nab the Wii U version for $26 from Amazon.com. This means you can get both versions for under $50 (depending on shipping) and save your game play between devices. The 3DS version also now supports online play with the free "Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Packet Relay Tools" from the Wii U Shop.
Monster Hunter is an RPG game where players complete quests and slay monsters to earn experience to level up their hunters. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate includes two new characters, Kayamba and Cha-Cha, who aid you on your hunts. Other features include over 200 quests, HD resolution and 3D visuals, chat support for the Wii U version, Nintendo 3DS search for other players support and the ability to share your guild card with fellow hunters.