The last time I posted a $149.99 Xbox 360 Premium, it was chock full of gotchas: no headset, pricey shipping, iffy vendor, etc. Well, here's a mostly gotcha-free alternative: TigerDirect has refurbished Xbox 360 Premium systems for $149.99, plus a Web-special $1.99 for shipping.
Because it's a refurb, the warranty expires after 90 days. Also, this is the non-HDMI version of the 360, but look at the bright side: no HDMI cable to buy. (It comes with component-video cables, natch.)
Act fast: I guarantee you these will sell out. That's all I've got; … Read more
We've just posted our review of the highly anticipated Nyko Wing Wireless Classic Controller for use with the Nintendo Wii. Since the console's launch, owners of the system have had only one choice for universal compatibility with all Virtual Console games.
While the Nintendo Classic Controller has been a satisfactory accessory for retro-game enthusiasts, the Wing improves upon the design in almost every regard. Gamers not only have a wireless solution (unlike the Nintendo original), but a more comfortable and practical design.
From the Seems Too Good to Be True Dept. comes an intriguing offer: Wireless reseller LetsTalk is offering a free Xbox 360 Arcade console when you purchase an LG Shine phone (also free) and new 2-year AT&T service agreement. Catches? Yeah, there are a couple, but they're surprisingly minor.
Let's start with the phone. The LG Shine is a nice little slider that CNET rated 3.5 stars. It features quad-band and 3G support and a 2-megapixel camera, and it works with AT&T's nifty video-streaming service. The real plus is that you're … Read more
This one's for you, MakaiOokami: Sony PlayStation 3 deals are few and far between, but Dell is currently selling PS3s for $339.99 shipped (with coupon code PWXNZVNDRWWX1P, which expires October 29 or after 3,000 uses). This isn't some old refurb, either: It's a new PS3 with an 80GB hard drive.
Needless to say, the PS3 is a killer gaming console, notable not just for state-of-the-art graphics and gaming but also for doubling as a Blu-ray player. I'll cop to being an Xbox 360 and Wii guy myself, but some of the stuff I've … Read more
This week brings us the third episode of the Strong Bad games along with a classic title from the 16-bit era starring everyone's favorite platforming earthworm.WiiWare Strong Bad Episode 3: Baddest of the Bands (Telltale Games, 1,000 Wii points): The third episode of the series of games adapted from Homestarrunner.com puts Strong Bad in a battle of the bands competition. Guide him and The Cheat to rock victory. Art Style: ROTOHEX (Nintendo, 600 Wii points): Twist and turn triangles as they fall from the sky into hexagons. Enjoy two modes of play along with special item … Read more
This week brings us two balance-board-compatible titles along with a duo of Turbografx 16 games.WiiWare Tetris Party (Tetris Online Inc., 1,200 Wii points): Tetris Party puts a new spin on everyone's favorite shape-shifting puzzle game. Not only does the title introduce various new modes of play, but you can now dust off that Wii Fit balance board and use it to control Tetris pieces! The Incredible Maze (Digital Leisure Inc., 500 Wii points): Use your Wii remote to balance your way through various mazes and puzzles. Or if you prefer, use your balance board to do your … Read more