The feeds dished me up some news on some crazy sales today. Allow me to put some bullet points up for you. Kotaku has a list of EA games that are getting what appears to be permanent price drops. Two titles really stand out on this list and that is Dead Space for $50 and Mirror’s Edge for $40, both spectacular critically acclaimed titles that just didn’t get those oh so tough holiday sales EA was expecting. Joystiq is reporting that Microsoft is running a limited time promotion for Xbox Silver members that will allow them to upgrade to Gold for a year for $39.99 instead of the usual $49.99. It is sad that Amazon has actually been doing Microsoft one better… one month better that is. You can pick up a 13 month subscription card from Amazon for $39.99 with free supersaver shipping here. Finally, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts is on sale for $19.99 as Amazon’s deal of the day per Kotaku. It’ll probably come to around $25 with shipping unless you decide to get something else that will push the actual purchase over $25 to nab that supersaver shipping. If you’re one of the precious new adopters of our website, check out our review and see if you can spare some change for a game that was good enough to buy at it’s original price.
BoardGameNews.com continues to wrap up some details of specific game publishers releases at the 2009 New York Toy Fair. What caught my eye was the little blurb about what Looney Labs is coming out with. I am an avid fan of Are you a Werewolf but getting at least 8 people together to play it can sometimes be a chore. Five people sounds a bit more manageable however.
Kotaku digs deep and possibly gives Jeff a little bit of hope about Wii Motion Plus’ release date. An EA rep might have spilled a bean or two when it mentioned that they’re new tennis game will utilize the adapter that is scheduled to be out before their game’s release date of 6/18/09. Read between those lines Jeff.
You should probably be grabbing the new Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Dark Athena demo off of Xbox Live right now by the way. It just hit today and a couple of us should have some impressions up either on the site or in the podcast tomorrow.
Hit this link for the most ridiculous 13 mins or so that I’ve ever spent watching a video courtesy of Giant Bomb. You’ll find it towards the bottom of the post.