skylanders: imaginators

Buy 1 Get 4 Free Skylanders, Disney Infinity Figures at Toys ‘R’ Us

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More than just rumors are surrounding the poor financial state of venerable toy store Toys ‘R’ Us. That’s sad news, but if you’re a Skylanders and/or Disney Infinity toy collector, you can take advantage of a ridiculously generous Buy 1 Get 4 Free sale running this week. The sale starts today and runs until Saturday, September 23.

Buy 1 Get 4 Free Skylanders

Buy 1 Get 4 Free Disney Infinity

Note that Toys ‘R’ Us has limited stock; toys are selling out even as a I type this news post up.

The Skylanders sale specifically excludes the latest Imaginators figures, but includes all previous generations. Most Skylanders figures are slightly discounted to $9.99. Adventure packs and Racing packs are not discounted, but are part of the Buy 1 Get 4 Free sale.

Disney Infinity sale prices vary, and stock is very limited. Many are heavily discounted to $4.99. Disney Infinity was officially discontinued last year, with online servers finally shutting down earlier this year.

Activision announced no new main Skylanders game would be released this year, causing heavy speculation over the series’ future. The latest release, 2016 Skylanders: Imaginators, was well-received (read our review). Waves of Imaginator figures have trickled in throughout the year. The final adventure pack with Ro-Bow is only just now releasing to retail stores.

Digital card game Skylanders Battlecast was also recently shut down earlier this month.

In more positive toys-to-life news, the second season of animated series Skylanders Academy is coming in October on Netflix. You can watch the new season two trailer here. Skylanders Academy has already been renewed for a third season.

 

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Humble Store End of Summer Sale Features Free Walking Dead

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The Humble Store is featuring an End of Summer Sale for their library of PC games. Until 10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern on September 9 you can also grab The Walking Dead Season 1 for free. The End of Summer Sale ends September 21.

All of the Telltale episodic adventure games are on sale up to 80% off (aside from The Walking Dead’s 100% off). The Walking Dead Season 2 is $4.99 (80% off) and Season 3, A New Frontier, is $9.99 (60% off). My personal favorite Telltale game, Tales from the Borderlands, is $4.99 (80% off). You can also find Game of Thrones ($5.99), Batman ($6.24), and the currently ongoing Guardians of the Galaxy ($12.49) on sale.

Here are some more highlighted deals. Note that every game purchase results in a Steam key except The Witcher 3, which must be redeemed through GOG. A few games provide both Steam and GOG keys as indicated.

  • XCOM 2 $23.99 (60% off)
  • The Witcher 3 $24.99 (50% off)
  • Slime Rancher $13.39 (33% off, Steam + GOG)
  • Borderlands 2: Game of the Year $9.99 (75% off)
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel $11.99 (70% off)
  • Hyper Light Drifter $9.99 (50% off)
  • Darkest Dungeon $9.99 (75% off)
  • Prison Architect $7.49 (75% off)
  • Valkyria Chronicles $4.99 (75% off)
  • Starbound $9.89 (34% off, Steam + GOG)
  • Rocket League $11.99 (40% off)
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization VI $38.99 (35% off)

Humble’s sale fits snugly in between the various summer and fall sales that Steam and GOG run. Obviously getting The Walking Dead for free is a great deal. The Telltale games seem to have the best sale prices. The Walking Dead Season 2, A New Frontier, and Guardians of the Galaxy sale prices are historic lows compared to the most recent Steam sales.

The End of Summer Sale ends September 21. Free Walking Dead ends September 9.

 

GOG Sale Offering $3 Mystery Game Piñatas, Deadlight for Free

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PC gaming digital store GOG has unveiled a new sale called Piñata Madness. In addition to many games on sale you can purchase a piñata for $3. Instead of candy these piñatas hold a mystery game from a list of over 100 games. On top of that you can grab Deadlight: Director’s Cut for free, just by clicking on the button on the GOG front page. The Piñata Madness sale will end August 21.

GOG states that the piñata mystery games are full games (no DLC) worth between $5.99 and $44.99. That makes each purchase a good bargain. But you still don’t know what you’re going to get, and sale prices could make any game comparably cheap anyway. For example, Heroes of Might and Magic III is currently on sale for $3.39.

Here’s a list of other notable games on sale during the Piñata Madness:

  • No Man’s Sky $23.99 (60% off)
  • Darkest Dungeon $9.99 (60% off)
  • Pillars of Eternity $17.99 (60% off)
  • War for the Overworld $10.49 (65% off)
  • Dreamfall Chapters $14.99 (40% off)
  • Invisible Inc  $5.99 (70% off)
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons $2.99 (80% off)
  • Shadowrun: Hong Kong $4.99 (75% off)
  • Batman: The Telltale Series $8.79 (65% off)

If you’re curious there’s a thread on reddit where people list the games they’ve received in the mystery piñatas. Examples include Terraria ($9.99), Tesla Effect ($19.99), Amnesia: The Dark Descent ($19.99), Shelter ($9.99), and Deponia 3 ($19.99).

Note that you won’t get any duplicates of games you already own through GOG. However GOG makes no such distinction between games you may already own on other digital stores such as Steam (other than the games on GOG Connect).

New games will be added to the pool of mystery games, but any piñata will be assigned its game at the time of purchase.

The 2017 Piñata Madness sale will end August 21.

 

kirby: planet robobot

Celebrate Kirby’s 25th Anniversary with 25% Off Sale

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It’s been 25 years since the insatiable pink puffball called Kirby starred in his debut title, Kirby’s Dream Land on the Game Boy. Nintendo is celebrating Kirby’s 25th anniversary with a 25% off digital sale on Kirby titles for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. The sale ends at 9am Pacific/12 pm Eastern on August 8.

Thanks to the Virtual Console you can play all the original Kirby games, including the monochrome Kirby’s Dream Land via Nintendo 3DS. The sale includes titles from the early 90s Game Boy era up to last year’s Kirby: Planet Robobot for Nintendo 3DS.

Here are the full list of games and their sale prices on the Kirby sale. All games are 25% off.

Nintendo 3DS

  • Kirby: Planet Robot $29.99
  • Kirby: Triple Deluxe $14.99
  • 3D Classics: Kirby’s Adventure $5.24
  • Kirby’s Dream Land $2.99
  • Kirby’s Dream Land 2 $2.99

Wii U

  • Kirby’s Return to Dream Land $14.99
  • Kirby’s Adventure $3.74
  • Kirby Super Star $5.99
  • Kirby’s Dream Land $5.99
  • Kirby & The Amazing Mirror $5.24
  • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards $7.49
  • Kirby Squeak Squad $7.49

During this year’s E3, Nintendo unveiled a trailer for an upcoming, untitled Kirby game for the Nintendo Switch. It looks like a more traditional Kirby platformer than hand-held recent entries. No release date other than 2018 was given.

Despite it being Kirby’s 25th anniversary, it’s been a quiet year for the pink hero. Only two Kirby games have released, both stand-along spin-offs from mini-games found in Planet Robobot. A third spin-off Kirby game is yet untitled but supposed to release later this winter.

The Kirby 25th Anniversary Sale ends August 8.

 

prime day

All the Gaming Deals on Amazon Prime Day 2017

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Amazon Prime Day is today, July 11. It’s a big sale dale for Amazon Prime subscribers, though past years have elicited disappointment from the gaming crowd. This year is fairing a bit better, at least with some nice console deals. Amazon even has categories you can search by, including one for Gamers.

It’s difficult to track down the deals since everything is available for limited time and stock. Lightning deals last for several hours but popular items sell out quickly. Amazon does list upcoming deals and when they start to help plan your shopping.

With that said, there are some particularly lucrative gaming deals for Amazing Prime Day 2017. The PlayStation 4 Slim 500 GB Uncharted 4 Bundle is $229 (24% off). This bundle is usually already marked down to $250, but $229 is one of the cheapest prices I’ve ever seen for a PS4. Plus for Prime Day you receive a digital code for The Last of Us Remastered and several digital comic books via Comixology, including Star Wars (2015) #1.

Current PlayStation 4 game deals include Prey for $29.99 (50% off), For Honor at $29.99 (50% off), and Dragon Quest Heroes II for $43.00 (28% off). Upcoming deals include Final Fantasy XV, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, Dark Souls 3, and Overwatch.

Or how about an Xbox One? Amazon Prime lists two Xbox One S deals. The first is the Xbox One S 1TB Halo Wars 2 Bundle for $289, while the second is a 500GB bundle minus Halo Wars 2 for $239. Both bundles come with a second controller and three digital games: Forza Motorsport 6, Halo 5, and Recore.

Upcoming Xbox One game sales include LEGO Worlds and Dark Souls 3.

Nintendo’s sales are the lightest and, as expected, the busiest. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is already 100% claimed (waitlist still available at the time of this post) while a deal on Mario Maker 3DS has already ended.

For the PC gaming crowd you can find several good deals on gaming mice, keyboards, and headsets from brands like Corsair and Turtle Beach.

Prime Day technically started last night, but should end around midnight tonight in your time zone.

xbox one s

Save on Xbox One S Minecraft Bundle

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One sale ends, another begins. As the Xbox Ultimate Game Sale wraps up at the end of today, another sale kicks off. The Hot Summer Savings sale focuses on Xbox One S bundles, which seems like awkward timing after the Xbox game sale.

The main highlight of the Hot Summer Savings sale is the Xbox One S Minecraft Favorites Bundle. You can snag the bundle for $249 or cheaper (Amazon currently lists for $243) from now until July 15.

The bundle includes:

• Xbox One S 500GB Console
• Xbox Wireless Controller
• Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Favorites Pack
• Minecraft Builder’s Pack
• Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta
• 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial

The Xbox One S  Battlefield 1 Bundle is also discounted, though not as much. Until July 15 you can get the Battlefield 1 Bundle for $279. Though not mentioned in the press release, the Forza Horizon 3 Bundle is also $279. Both bundles come with their respective games, the 500 GB Xbox One S console, a Wireless Controller, and 1 month of EA Access.

If you purchase one of the console bundles, you can receive $10 off select Xbox Wireless controllers. You can also get $10 off a 3-month membership to Xbox Live Gold.

A pair of games are also on sale. Gears of War 4 and Halo Wars 2 are 50% off, $29.99. Halo Wars is rated T for Teen, while Gears of War is rated M for Mature.

The Xbox One S was announced last fall as the sleeker, slightly tweaked Xbox One. It offers HDR lighting , 4k up-scaling, and a built-in Ultra HD blue-ray player. It launched at a $299 price point, making this an attractive deal if you’ve been waiting and don’t quite want to shell out $499 for the ultra-powerful Xbox One X announced at E3.

The Hot Summer Savings sale ends July 15.