Microsoft is pulling another 180 with its Xbox 360. The company today announced it will begin selling the next-generation console without the Kinect motion-control system. Beginning June 9, the Xbox 360 will be $399 instead of $499. The price slash will make it competitive with Sony's PlayStation 4 which also retails for $399.
Microsoft also announced that services such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube and HBO Go will no longer require a $60 Live Gold subscription. Customers who want a Kinect down the line will be able to buy one separately in the fall. Microsoft will also continue to sell its Xbox One / Kinect bundle for $499.
Don't wait! Pre-order the Tales of Xillia 2 Collector's Edition now before it is too late. The original Tales of Xillia Collector's Edition for the PlayStation 3 was one of the hardest to find products in 2013, so don't wait and miss out on the sequel! As of right now, GameStop is the only video game retailer accepting pre-orders. We will update this page when more retailers open pre-orders. You can also sign up here for free Tales of Xillia 2 alerts in case GameStop sells out. If you do miss out don't say we didn't warn you.
Tales of Xillia 2 will be avilable on August 19, 2014. The Collector's Edition includes: A copy of Tales of Xillia 2 for the PS3, Ludger Figure, Replica of Elle's Pocket Watch, Rollo Plush Charm, Special Music Selection CD, The Art of Tales of Xillia 2 Hardcover Artbook and Classic Tales of Costume DLC.
Retailers are now making room for the release of Disney Infinity 2.0 this September. The sequel to the hit Disney video game will include the Marvel's super heroes Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk and Hawkeye. Toys R Us is holding a buy 1 get 1 for 40% off all starter packs, figures and power discs for series 1.
TRU has a wide variety of wave 1 and 2 figures including the Buzz Lightyear crystal edition, the hard to find Sorcerer's Apprentice Mickey and Anna from Frozen. This is a great time to complete your collection before version 2.0 is available. This deal ends today, so act quickly!
Both Gamestop and Best Buy are now accepting pre-orders for the Mario Kart 8 Will U bundle. The Mario Kart 8 deluxe bundle includes: a copy of the game, a black 32GB Wii U console, a Wii U GamePad, a red Mario Wii Remote Plus, a red Mario Wii wheel accessory, a Wii U AC adapter, a Wii U GamePad AC adapter, a high speed HDMI cable, sensor bar, a Wii U GamePad cradle, and two support stands. Customers who pre-order now will also receive a free game download from Club Nintendo:
"Purchase Mario Kart 8 for Wii U and register it with Club Nintendo between May 30th, 2014 and July 31, 2014 to receive a free download code for one of these great Wii U.
Games include: New Super Mario Bros. U, Pikmin 3, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD and Wii Party U
The original Samsung Chromebook was a hard to find item in 2012, and the sequel is also expected to be one of the best selling Chromebooks released this year. This is why it is a good idea to pre-order now. Amazon.com currently has three Samsung Chromebook 2 models available for pre-order:
The 11.6-inch Jet Black model is expected to start shipping on May 7, 2014, and the other two are set to ship on May 29, 2014.
Chromebooks require an wireless internet connection to work, but they are a great and affordable laptop for customers looking to complete simple tasks such as uploading images, using Facebook and surfing the web. Chromebooks can also be used to create documents using Google apps or cloud-based applications like Microsoft's Office web apps. However, Chromebooks are not designed to store lots of videos, images and other files, instead users can utilize Google Drive (Google's Cloud-based storage service).
Best Buy is offering $10 in "Gas Cash" if you order Mario Kart 8 before May 30, 2014. To receive the $10 in Gas Cash you must pre-order the game in-store or online before May 29, 2014. You can then enter your register code at http://www.revupyourkart.com up until June 30, 2014. Best Buy will then send you a Gas Cash code which can be used at any gas station in the U.S. where MasterCard is accepted. You can read the fine print and pre-order Mario Kart 8 for the Nintendo Wii U at BestBuy.com.
Amazon.com isn't offering free gas, but you can nab a NLa gaming headset for only $14.99 when you pre-orderMario Kart 8 from the online retailer. To take advantage of this deal just pre-order the game from Amazon.com then add the Turtle Beach Ear Force NLa Gaming Headset to your shopping cart, the discount will be automatically applied during checkout.
The trailer for Dragon Age Inquisition set the internet on fire on Tuesday making the it one of the most anticipated games of 2014. This is why you should pre-order the deluxe edition now if you hope to nab one on Oct. 7, 2014.
The deluxe edition includes bonus digital content, gear and the digital soundtrack. You will receive:
Skyhold Throne - Every ruler should sit in a place of high honor, but as the Inquisitor you will have the greatest of all, fashioned from an ancient dragon skull.
Red Hart Halla - Traverse the perilous, living world atop this great-horned beast.
Bog Unicorn - Once belonging to an evil marauder, this unique mount has returned to inspire fear into those who would oppose you.
Amazon.com is holding a great deal on Titanfall. The game is currently $37 for one day only as part of Amazon's Gold Box deals. Titanfall for the Xbox One and 360 normally retails for $59.99. The best part of the deal is there is no catch! Just head on over to Amazon.com and pick up your copy of Titanfall for the Xbox One, 360 or PC before the sale ends tonight.
Remember, if you're buying Ttianfall as a gift, the game is multiplayer only and requires an Xbox Live Gold membership. You can purchase an online membership starting at around $25 for a three month subscription. Giving someone a game without an Xbox Gold card is like giving someone a toy without the required batteries.
Ricoh has updated its 645 Pentax line with the more affordable 645Z digital SLR camera. The medium format camera is $1,500 cheaper than its predecessor, the Pentax 645D. It features a 51.4MP CMOS sensor sans an anti-aliasing filter, an ISO range from 100-204,800 and a Prime III image processor which allows for an impressive three frames per second image capture. The 645Z is also capable of switching between Full HD 1080 60i/30p/24p video and still imagery thanks to its dedicated switchover button.
Other features include a SAFOX II autofocus with 27 autofocus points including 25 cross-type sensors and 3 AF sensors dedicated for low light focusing, a 3.2", 1037k-dot, tilting LCD monitor, and Ricoh's new Real Time Scene Analysis System.
The Pentax 645Z is also compatible with D FA autofocus lenses as well as older 645 lenses, and it is moisture, sand, and dustproof.
Final Fantasy XIV Realm Reborn is now available on the PlayStation 4. The game is a revamped version of the 2010 MMO with some extra improvements geared towards the PS4. For example, you can upgrade your PS3 version at no additional cost, and the game supports Remote Play and the DualShock 4's Share Button.
The Collector's Edition includes a lot of extras including: an exclusive box featuring artwork from legendary Final Fantasy artist Yoshitaka Amano, an additional content disc entitled "The Waning of the Sixth Sun," exclusive art cards, The Art of Eorzea: A Realm Reimagined in a hardbound book, plus exclusive digital content.