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.
Pre-orders are now being accepted for Nikon's D810 digital SLR camera. The new high resolution option is one of Nikon's biggest refresh in years. It is equipped with a 36.3MP FX-format CMOS sensor without an Optical Low Pass Filter and an EXPEED 4 Image Processor for enhanced performance. The D810 features a continuous shooting speed of 5 fps in FX format, 7 fps in DX format, and it is capable of capturing 1080p video at 24, 30 and 60 fps.
The advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor offers 51 AF points with 15 cross-type sensors, fast 3D tracking, and Group Area AF for improved subject tracking. Other features include a redesigned Sequencer/Balancer Mechanism, a 3.2" LCD monitor with 1,229k-dot resolution, an optical viewfinder and interval timer/time-lapse shooting.
UPDATE: Here's our list of Exclusive Skylanders Trap Team Character and Battle Packs.
Unlike most of the products we write about, Activision's Skylanders normally don't sell out, except for maybe a few individual characters each year. However, in never hurts to be prepared or to pre-order your starter pack just in case. Several retailers, such as Amazon.com, have started accepting pre-orders for starter packs. The packs include 1 copy of the Skylanders Trap Team game, 1 Traptanium Portal, 2 Skylanders figures, 2 traps, a character poster, 2 sticker sheets with secret codes and 2 trading cards.
The first Trap Team character, Gearshift, is also available for pre-order. Gearshift is a tech Trap Master and he is only available in limited supply, according to the product description.
Limited stock of Panasonic's Lumix DMC-GH4 is now available at B&H Photo. The mirco four thirds camera is equipped with a 16.05-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor, and a 4-CPU Venus Engine for taking both still images and video. It is capable of shooting PEG and RAW stills and UHD 4K 3840x2160 30p/24p and cinematic DCI 4K 4096x2160 video at 24p.
Other features include a weather-sealed magnesium alloy body, a micro four thirds lens mount, Wi-Fi and NFC technology, high-speed autofocus with 49 points and in-camera RAW development.
Do you need to do some last minute Father's Day shopping (Hint: It's on Sunday, June 15)? Amazon has a great deal on its 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX tablet. The 16GB model is only $199, and if you order now (06/12/14) you can receive it by June 14 with free two-day shipping. If you're reading this after June 14, Dad will understand if your gift is a few days late, especially if his gift is a tablet.
If you're not an Amazon fan and want to get Dad a gift now, both Target and Best Buy are offering the original iPad mini for only $199. These deals are in store only and there is very limited stock. This is also the cheapest we have seen Apple's 7-inch tablet since it has been released, but remember, the first generation iPad mini does not have a Retina display.
You've seen the movie in theaters. You've watched the DVD (over and over). You've listened to the soundtrack (over and over). Disney's Frozen is not just a popular movie, it is also a major headache for a lot of parents. The movie is so popular that retailers are struggling to keep any Frozen merchandise in stock.
Frozen is predicted to be one of the top Halloween costumes this year. If you're not going to sew your own Anna or Elsa dress you better grab one now! Anna and Elsa costume dresses are already selling out, and they will be impossible to find come October. Even birthday party supplies such as dessert plates, napkins and party favors are nowhere to be found this year. And of course, Frozen dolls, playsets and everything in-between is are also gone from retail shelves and online stores. Thankfully there is an app that can help parents locate hard to find Frozen products for upcoming birthdays, Halloween and so on.
Retailers are now discounting Skylanders Swap Force products since pre-orders have officially opened for the new Skylanders Trap Team Starter Packs from Activision. Toys R Us is offering deals on all Swap Force Starter Packs and accessories , plus all figures, including the newly added Doom Stone, are buy one, get one 50% off. You can also find huge discounts on Starter and Character packs on Amazon.com.
This is a great time to fill out your Swap Force collection before Trap Team is released in October. All the Skylanders Giants and Swap Force figures will work with the Trap Team game.
This is probably the last chance for PlayStation 4 owners to pre-order the Watch Dogs Limited Edition. As of right now, only Amazon.com has the PS4 version available. The PC version with all the physical extras is totally sold out. PC users can sign up for free Watch Dogs alerts here. This website will send you a notification (iOS only) or email when and if the PC version becomes available again. If not, PC players will be stuck with the boring old deluxe download.
All the major retailers such as Amazon.com, GameStop and even Walmart have the Xbox 360 and Xbox One Limited Edition in stock. Once again Wii U owners get the short end of the stick since there is no Limited Edition, and the standard edition isn't even shipping until December, 2014.
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.