In an Inside Xbox livestream during the Gamescom 2018 conference on Monday, Microsoft gave us a first look at some of the new games coming to the platform and revealed which upcoming titles will get Xbox One bundles. It was also announced that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be added to Microsoft’s game streaming service, Xbox Game Pass, on Sept. 1. To celebrate, Microsoft is offering a month of Xbox Game Pass for $2 (usually $9.99) and throwing an extra month in for free.
Amazon announced this week that one of the best benefits of Amazon Prime, a 20 percent discount on video game pre-orders, would be replaced with a $10 voucher program. The change will become official on Aug. 28, so if there are any games you’re definitely going to want to play when they come out later this year, you have a few more days to pick them up at a 20 percent discount.
Consoles and Hardware
- Nintendo Switch bundle with Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle at Best Buy for $299.99 (game MSRP is $59.99).
- Nintendo Switch bundle with Labo Kit at Walmart starting $339 ($369 separately).
- New Nintendo 2DS XL at Amazon for $129.99 (usually $149.99).
- Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker on Switch at Amazon and Walmart for $29.99 (usually $39.99).
- Splatoon 2 on Switch at Amazon for $44.99 (usually $59.99).
- Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Switch at Amazon for $44.99 (usually $59.99).
- Mario Kart 8 on Switch at Amazon for $44.99 (usually $59.99).
- Mario Tennis Aces on Switch at Amazon for $44.99 (usually $59.99).
- Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze on Switch at Amazon for $44.99 (usually $59.99).
- Kirby Star Allies on Switch at Amazon for $44.99 (usually $59.99).
- Minecraft on Switch at Walmart for $19.99 (usually $29.88).
- Super Mario Odyssey on Switch at Walmart for $44.99 (usually $59.99).
- Steamworld Dig 2 on PS4 at Amazon for $14.89 (usually $29.99).
- Far Cry 5 on Xbox One at eBay for $34.99 (usually $59.99).
- Monster Hunter: World on PC at Fanatical for $47.75 (usually $59.99).
- Chrono Trigger on PC at Steam for $7.49 (usually $14.99).
- Hollow Knight on Switch at the Nintendo eShop for $9.99 (usually $15).
- Pay-what-you-want Spooky Horror Bundle including Layers of Fear, Bioshock Remastered and Friday the 13th at Humble.
- Board games and puzzles up to 70 percent off at ThinkGeek.
- Overwatch apparel and collectibles (mostly Funko Pops) are on sale at GameStop.
- Xbox Game Pass one-month subscription + another month free at Microsoft for $2 (usually $9.99/month).
- Xbox Game Pass six-month subscription + three-months free at Amazon Prime for $59.99 (usually usually $9.99/month).
Commerce Team Picks
- Blizzard’s latest collaboration is not one you’d expect, but the results are weirdly cute. The new World of Warcraft baby carrier from manufacturer LílléBaby is decorated with baby Murlocs, and comes in three sizes, including an adorable child-sized stuffed animal or doll carrier. World of Warcraft baby carriers are available from both LílléBaby and Blizzard.
- Sony revealed four new color schemes for its PS4 controllers, due to be released in September. The berry blue seems to be the most popular, but I think all of them are very pretty. Pre-orders for the new controllers are up at Amazon and GameStop, with the exception of the copper color, which will only be available at GameStop on launch.
- Fantasy author N.K. Jemisin became the first three-time winner of the prestigious Hugo Award this week, for her fantastic Broken Earth series. If you haven’t read the trilogy, set in a kind of magic apocalypse, I highly recommend checking them out. A box set of all three novels will be released on Oct. 2.
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