Video Game Deal: TITANFALL for $36.99 (38% off)

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Amazon’s Deal of the Day is one that gamers should enjoy.  For today only, Amazon is selling Titanfall on Xbox 360, Xbox One and the PC for $36.99, which his 38% off the MSRP of $59.99.  This is a good deal for a game that came only last month.  It’s also scored mostly positive reviews, and if you’re an Xbox One owner who likes first-person shooters, this is going to be one you want in your collection.  Click here to go buy it, and hit the jump to check out the trailer.

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Video Game Deals: Xbox 360 E 250GB with Kinect Holiday Value Console for $239.99 (40% Off)

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Amazon has a crazy Gold Box Deal of the Day today.  For today only and until supplies run out, they’re selling the Xbox 360 E 250 GB with Kinect Holiday Value Console for $239.99, which is 40% off it’s regular price of $399.99.  This console version contains not only the new Series E model, but also Kinect, and three games: Kinect Sports: Season Two, Kinect Adventures, and Forza Horizon.  Today only, this is cheaper than a 360 version that doesn’t have Kinect or three free games.  This is crazy because consoles rarely have deals.  They usually stick to their set price, and they stay there with maybe the exception of Black Friday.  If you’ve been waiting to get an Xbox 360 or upgrade your previous model, today is your day.  Click here to buy.

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Xbox One Priced at $499 and Will Be Released This November, New Design for Xbox 360, and More

by     Posted 1 year, 190 days ago

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A few weeks ago, Microsoft announced Xbox One, and mostly highlighted the non-gaming features because E3 was on the horizon.  Today, it was all gaming at the Microsoft conference with new trailers for Metal Gear Solid V, Deadrising3, The Witcher 3, Battlefield 4 as well as non-sequels such as Ryse, Sunset Overdrive, Project Spark, and Titanfall.  And, unsurprisingly, a new Halo game will arrive in 2014.  Most importantly, the price and release were finally announced.  The Xbox One will cost $499 when it launches in November.

Personally, that price is far too steep especially when you consider the system’s major drawbacks: It needs to be connected to the Internet once a day or you can’t play games offline, you can only loan it to one person ever, and there are restrictions on the re-selling of games.  These are terrible and unnecessary features that negate any shiny new games that will come along.  I’ll happily stick with the 360, which has received a new design that ditches the “implode” look, and will also run quieter.  Hit the jump for other brief reveals from Microsoft.

Update: Amazon is now accepting pre-orders for the Xbox One Console – Day One Edition!

Video Game Deals: INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US for 42% Off

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I’ve heard nothing but raves for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 fighting game, Injustice: Gods Among Us.  Developer NetherRealm Studios successfully rebooted the Mortal Kombat franchise, and then turned their attention to the DC Universe.  The plot takes place in an alternate reality where superheroes and supervillains are forced to fight each other, but it’s only a loose pretext for the punching.  I have yet to play the game, but I’ve been told that Superman knocking people into space never gets old.  The game is Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day, and you can get it on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 for $35.00 (42% off).  Like all Gold Box deals, it’s only good while supplies last or until midnight tonight.  Click here to buy the game, and hit the jump to check out a trailer.

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TOP 5: Xbox One Reveal, MAN OF STEEL Final Trailer, THE HANGOVER PART III Interviews, THE WORLD’S END, BEFORE MIDNIGHT Interviews

by     Posted 1 year, 206 days ago

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Whether you’re a gamer or not, if you have the slightest interest in pop culture happenings then you probably know that Microsoft announced its next-gen console, the Xbox One, earlier this week. As someone who has already decided to throw all of my console eggs into Microsoft’s basket, I was a little disappointed that my two primary questions: 1) “When can I get it?” and 2) “For how much?” weren’t answered. Nevertheless, the Interwebs are also filled with grumblings from undecided consumers who thought Microsoft’s big reveal focused too much on the other entertainment features of the One as opposed to the gaming experience (see this amusingly edited video of the announcement as an example of their frustration). Don’t get me wrong, I couldn’t care less about using my Xbox to check fantasy football stats and/or being able to power the console on with my voice as opposed to the physically intensive act of pushing a button on my controller. That said, I would offer that those ready to commit to Sony’s PS4 at least give Microsoft a few weeks to roll out more details of the One’s games at E3. If we come out of that still talking about our ability to seamlessly switch between The Price is Right and a Skype call then we may have something to complain about.

If the above paragraph whetted your appetite for more console talk from a novice gamer then you’re in luck. This week’s Top 5 includes more on Microsoft’s Xbox One reveal, the final trailer for Man of Steel, The Hangover Part III interviews with Bradley Cooper and more, the U.S trailer and a couple of new posters for Edgar Wright‘s The World’s End, and Before Midnight interviews with Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, and Julie Delpy. A brief recap and link to each of the above awaits after the jump.

First Episode of Netflix’s HOUSE OF CARDS Available to Non-Members; Full Series Available to Xbox Users This Weekend

by     Posted 1 year, 319 days ago

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House of Cards isn’t Netflix’s first original series, but it’s the most important to the streaming service’s future.  Arrested Development has the benefit of a built-in audience, but House of Cards is built from the ground-up (aside from being a remake of the British series), and Netflix is hoping that the clout of executive producer David Fincher and star Kevin Spacey will help draw in viewers.  Judging by the trailers, the show looks to have a highly entertaining and pitch-black take on modern American politics.  All 13 episodes are now available online, and if I weren’t working, I’d be marathoning them right now.

Netflix is hoping it can lure in new members by offering the series premiere for free on its website.  Furthermore, all Xbox users can watch the show this weekend provided they’re already Netflix members.  No Gold Xbox Live membership is required.  Hit the jump to check out the trailer for House of Cards.

Video Game Deal: MASS EFFECT 3 for $29.99 (50% Off)

by     Posted 2 years, 236 days ago

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Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day is Mass Effect 3 for $29.99 (50%) for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.  While Bioware and EA have tried to bill the final installment in the trilogy as a place where newcomers can jump on, that’s stretching it.  Technically, you could start playing at ME3 and the massive Codex would fill in the backstory, but that’s not as much fun as playing the backstory.  The half-off is great because it gives newcomers the opportunity to save $30 bucks on picking up the whole trilogy, so today you could pay $66 on Amazon for all three Xbox 360 games (PlayStation 3 doesn’t have the first Mass Effect).  Despite the highly controversial ending of Mass Effect 3, the Mass Effect series is a high-water mark in gaming, and not to be missed.

Click here to go buy Mass Effect 3 for $29.99, and hit the jump for the game’s trailer.  [Note: Collider earns a small referral fee when our readers purchase something on Amazon through one of our links. The money generated helps pay our staff and keep the site running. Thank you for reading and supporting Collider.]

Microsoft Announces International TV Partners for Xbox LIVE Including HBO, Epix, SyFy, Comcast Xfinity and More

by     Posted 3 years, 73 days ago

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In a move that finally gives the Xbox 360 a bit of an edge over the Playstation 3 as an all-encompassing entertainment device, a whole slew of international TV partners have been revealed by Microsoft to be providing services to users of the popular video game system. The new deal allows for channels like SyFy, Bravo, Epix, Crackle, TMZ, UFC, Verizon FiOS, ESPN and the morning news program The Today Show to be available through Xbox LIVE. However, the real cream of the crop comes from Comcast’s Xfinity On Demand service and (drumroll please) HBO GO to be available through the game system, but only in the United States at the moment. Personally, I can’t wait to be able to watch older HBO shows like Six Feet Under and The Sopranos thanks to this new deal. As for the rest of the world, there are plenty more TV partners for Xbox LIVE coming your way, and you can check out the full press release with the list of new partners.

Hulu Plus Available on XBox Live Beginning Tomorrow

by     Posted 3 years, 233 days ago

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Beginning tomorrow (a.k.a. Friday, April 29th), Hulu Plus subscribers will be able to stream the service’s content via XBox Live. Functioning similarly to Netflix’s downloadable XBox 360 app, Hulu Plus will also be compatible with the console’s Kinect motion sensor so that users can control video playback with the appendage of their choice. Per Variety, Hulu Plus’ $8/month price point will remain intact and the launch will simply allow current and future subscribers the convenience of partaking in the service through their 360 console.

In order to promote the launch, Hulu is currently offering new users a free week of their subscription service through May 6th. While I enjoy Hulu’s free service, I’ve yet to completely buy into Plus. Call me a skeptic, but I’m just not sold on the extra content being worth $8/month (although the 360 streaming is a nice start). What are your thoughts? Are you among the service’s near one million paying customers? If so, do your best to sell me on its merits in the comments section.

Collector’s Edition of TRON: LEGACY Video Game, TRON: EVOLUTION, Announced

by     Posted 4 years, 109 days ago

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Not every movie needs (or should have) a video game tie-in, but I can’t imagine TRON: Legacy without one.  Disney Interactive is releasing TRON: Evolution ten days before the film’s release and will be offering a special collector’s edition for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.  The collector’s edition will contain a light cycle model designed by Sideshow Collectibles, as well as a special case for both the game and the model bike.

Hit the jump to check out images of the collector’s edition and the press release.  TRON: Evolution will be available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows PC, Nintendo DS, PSP, and Wii (the Wii game’s title is “TRON: Evolution – Battle Grids“) on December 7th.  TRON: Legacy opens in 3D on December 17th.

Director John Hillcoat to Create 30-Minute Trailer for Video Game RED DEAD REDEMPTION

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One of my most-anticipated video games of the year is Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption.  At its most basic level, the game is Grand Theft Auto but in the Western genre.  That idea alone is amazing.  And to bring more attention to the game, Rockstar has hired director John Hillcoat (The Proposition) to helm a half-hour trailer for the game using machinma.  For those who don’t know, Machinma is a story told by using a video game’s assets.  You’re basically creating an animated film, but you’re doing it in-game.  The most famous machinma is the Halo-based Red vs. Blue series.

Hillcoat’s a strong director and The Proposition shows he has the chops to do a western (and it was probably one of the big reasons why he was hired for the gig).  It will be interesting to see what he does in such a niche genre of animation.  The trailer/short film will air on Fox on Saturday, May 15th.  Red Dead Redemption will be released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on May 18th.  Hit the jump for the trailer and the game’s official synopsis. [The Futon Critic via Kotaku]

New Trailer for Rockstar San Diego’s RED DEAD REDEMPTION, Which is GRAND THEFT AUTO as a Spaghetti Western

by     Posted 5 years, 16 days ago

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If the idea of a sandbox-style spaghetti western video game, doesn’t appeal to you, then we have nothing to talk about. Ever again.  A new trailer for Rockstar San Diego’s Red Dead Redemption has come online and it makes the time until the game’s release date feel like an eternity.  I know I should try to employ some wider and less vocabulary in my writing but “completely fucking bad-ass” is the best way I can describe this trailer.  It kept reminding of the 2005 video game Gun which was such a great first step of a western sandbox game; it just required a bigger sandbox, some more side quests, and a more balanced leveling system.  Oh, and a final boss fight that wasn’t complete crap.

For those who don’t know, Rockstar is the company behind the Grand Theft Auto games.  However, the GTA series is specifically by Rockstar North while Rock Star San Diego is known for the Midnight Club series as well as the previous Red Dead game, 2004′s Red Dead Revolver which received mixed to positive reviews.  Hit the jump to check out the new trailer and remind yourself that April 27, 2010 is only five months away if you’re a PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 owner.  If you only own a Wii, tough shit.

PlayStation 3 Adds Netflix to Its Queue This November

by     Posted 5 years, 52 days ago

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It took a few years, but the PlayStation 3 has finally become competitive in the mainstream marketplace and no longer giving the Xbox 360 a free ride.  After slimming down the size of their system earlier this year along with slashing the price from $400 to $300, the PlayStation 3 will now allow users to stream their Netflix “Watch Instantly” queue to their console.  Hit the jump for details as XBox 360 fanboys snarl and gnash their teeth.

FORZA MOTORSPORT 3 Xbox 360 Review

by     Posted 5 years, 55 days ago

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It is the slogan for one of the most anticipated racing games to come out in a long time. The Forza series is the premiere racing game for the Xbox 360 and is constantly in the discussion for best racing game available, period. Two years since their last installment, the folks at Turn 10 and Microsoft have kicked this franchise into another gear now (pun admittedly intended) with Forza Motorsport 3.

Nintendo Wii Drops $50 to $199.99 Starting September 27th

by     Posted 5 years, 87 days ago

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Every time a console’s price drops, it makes me wish I’d waited to buy one, but the Wii was already a steal (by comparison) at $249, and I bought mine at the Universal City Walk launch party, so lord knows I didn’t have the patience to wait. Yes, the Wii is to drop by $50 to $199 starting Sept. 27–valuable intel pulled from Toys ‘R Us and Best Buy circulars. More about the change and why after the jump.

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