We know that a lot of you are exciting about Halo: Reach, but for those super-fanatics, Microsoft has a limited edition Xbox 360 Halo: Reach console that we are featuring in the Deal of the Day for today. This is the new slim console, but rather than black, it’s silver. Along with the console, you also get a copy of Halo: Reach, and two wireless controllers along with headset. The console typically sells for $399, but with the Dell promo code you get $30 off the cost, which makes this thing a fantastic deal considering you are getting $419 worth of hardware and software in the package, and that the console is limited edition. You can order it now, and it will ship on September 14th alongside the release of Halo: Reach.
We like today’s Deal of the Day because it doesn’t really get much better than free. Today you can get a 4-week free trial to Blockbuster Total Access, the company’s Netflix competitor. What’s cool about this offer is that Blockbuster typically only allows for a 2-week trial, so this one is twice as long. Even better? They are including Blu-ray and video game rentals in the trial as well. So basically you get a free month of DVD, Blu-ray, and video game (Wii, Xbox 360, PS3) rentals by mail, and you get to keep 3 discs out at a time.
Newegg, like all other retailers, are clearancing out their existing stock of the Xbox 360. For you, this means you can get a brand new console, including those special edition models, at a great price. Case in point, Newegg is selling the FInal Fantasy XIII Special Edition Xbox 360 bundle for just $249. What do you get for that price? For starters, you get an Xbox 360 console with a 250GB hard drive (yup, same size as the new model,) a copy of Final Fantasy XIII, two wireless controllers (you usually just get one of these,) headset, and batteries. It’s a great deal, since separately this would all cost you $100 more. If interested, you can check out the bundle on Newegg.
As always, you can find all sorts of Newegg promo code and deals on our forums.
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Hey, have you been wanting to get your hands on Microsoft’s Kinect for Xbox 360? They’ve been on display at all five of the official Microsoft stores, which pretty much no one lives by in the grand scheme of things. However, on July 15th, Kinect will be playable at 13 different Macy’s locations across the country, for one day only. We’ve got the full list of stores hosting the Kinect demos after the break.
When Microsoft announced the new Xbox 360 S at E3 2010, there were more questions than answers. Why release a new console? Is it just slimmer than the original Xbox 360? Should current Xbox 360 owners upgrade to the newer model? Well, we were able to get our hands on the new slim Xbox 360, and we aim to answer all those questions in this episode. We compare the new Xbox 360 up against the original model and run down all the various changes in the external appearance, the back panel connectors, and some of the internals. If you have anymore questions about the new model after viewing, just drop them in the comments.
You can pick up the Xbox 360 S at Amazon now.
Microsoft announced the new Xbox 360 S last week at E3, and we were able to get our hands on one soon after to give you a look at all the goodness. As a refresher, the newly redesigned Xbox 360 is 35% thinner than the original, and features a glossy black exterior. It ships with a 250GB hard drive that’s been redesigned to fit into the new shape of the console, and it drops the memory card slots. Even better, it comes with built-in 802.11g/n Wi-Fi, so there is no need for any sort of external dongle accessory anymore. Hit the video for all the rest, but just know that you can pick up the new Xbox 360 now for $299.
That’s right - you can now finally download Steam for Mac! In case you weren’t aware, Steam will basically do more for Mac gaming than anything any other company, including Apple, has ever done. Go ahead and get to downloading now. Oh, and if you’ve never tried Portal, there’s never been a better time to do it.
If you own an Xbox 360, then we’re fairly confident that you’re salivating over getting early access to the Halo: Reach multiplayer beta. Sure, the beta goes public on May 3rd, open to all who have a copy of Halo 3: ODST, but who wants to wait 4 more days to get in on the action if you can have it today? Yep, that’s where we come in. We’ve got a bunch of Halo: Reach beta codes that we are going to be giving away today, and if you get one, you’ll be able to download and play the Halo: Reach beta today! So, how do you enter to win one of these super-exclusive codes? Here’s your answer:
- If you don’t have one already, sign up for a Twitter account
- Follow the Gear Live Twitter account
- On Twitter, post this tweet about our contest: “Hey @gearlive hook me up with a Halo: Reach Multiplayer Beta code please! http://bit.ly/haloreachbeta” (Click here to tweet this now)
That’s it! You must be following the Gear Live Twitter account, because we will be sending the codes to the winners on Twitter via DM, and if you aren’t following, we can’t DM you. Simple as that. Again, we’ve got a bunch of these, so you have a good chance of walking away with a code! We will start choosing winners this afternoon.
For fans of WarCraft, StarCraft but not Arts ‘n Crafts, Blizzard Entertainment has now released their StarCraft II Ghost Messenger Bag. This way, not only can you spend hours and hours playing games online but when you do unplug you can rest assured that this bag will let everyone know that in the fake, make-believe world in your bedroom you are a man to be reckoned with, to be feared; nay, worshiped! There is a limit to two per person, so you can only get one for you and one for your girlfriend in Half-Life 2; them’s the breaks. Now where did I put my Skull and Crossbones footie pajamas?
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Okay guys, a quick heads up to your music-loving gamers that never picked up DJ Hero due to the price of the game and hardware bundle. Amazon is selling the DJ Hero bundle for just $59 for the Xbox 360 version, which is a 41% savings off of the original $99.99 price tag. Seriously, this game is worth playing, so we recommend giving it a buy at this price.
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