Microsoft plans to offer a Kinect bundle for $400 when its motion-gaming peripheral launches on November 4.
The bundle includes a 250GB Xbox 360 Slim, the Kinect peripheral, and video game Kinect Adventures. Microsoft plans to release the bundle on November 4, the same day it will launch the Kinect peripheral.
For the price, consumers are getting a decent deal. The 250GB console retails for $300 without the extras, and the Kinect on its own will sell for $149.
If you're a fan of the old N64 classic GoldenEye and look forward to Activision's remake for the Wii coming this fall, we're happy to note that Activision will be serving up a special bundle that contains a gold-colored Classic Controller Pro for $69.99.
The standalone game, which will retail for $49.99, does allow you to play with the Wii's motion controller, but many argue that the dual-analog Classic Controller Pro lends itself better to first-person shooters. Alas, a white Classic Controller Pro retails for $20, so you're not getting any sort of … Read more
Since actually watching 3D TV in the home requires not only a new TV but 3D-compatible hardware, expensive 3D glasses for everyone, and, yes, something in 3D to watch, TV makers are using bundles to promote 3D.
LG is the latest, joining other TV makers Samsung, Sony, and Panasonic. According to LG's press release:
Consumers who purchase any LG LX9500 or LX6500 LED HDTV paired with the LG 3D Blu-ray Disc Player from participating retailers, will receive two free pairs of the 3D active shutter glasses, a $100 instant rebate, and a bonus redemption certificate to receive Warner Home Video's Blu-ray 3D title "IMAX Under the Sea 3D" by mail while supplies last.
3D will still cost a bundle, however. At press time, the least expensive LG 3D TV, a 47-inch LX6500, costs about $2,300, so buying the qualifying BX580 player ($300) and factoring in the rebate brings the total cost to about $2,500. That's eerily similar to the $2,500 entry price for the Samsung UN46C7000 ($2,200) and BD-PC6900 ($300), which together qualify you for a similar "3D Starter Kit" with, yes, two pairs of glasses and a Blu-ray disc.
A photo of a leaked GameStop circular hints at a brand-new black Wii bundle coming in May. Apparently an employee of the game retailer tipped off Kotaku saying the advertisement came along with instructions to hold the information until May 4.
Nintendo has told us the company refuses to comment on rumor or speculation, but it does seem a bit ridiculous that someone would go out of his way to forge an ad detailing the black console. Fanning the flames even more comes word that a subsequent corporate e-mail was sent out warning GameSpot employees to keep information about products … Read more
Bleh. Enough with the hardware. Yesterday's quad-core desktop sold out quicker than a congressman in an election year. (Hi-yo!)
Today I've got three, three, three deals for the price of one. And because they're all software, and all downloadable, there's no sellout risk. (They do have time limits, though, so get clickin' on the ones you want.)
1. MacHeist nanoBundle 2 It's the return of one of my all-time favorite deals! For just $19.95 you get seven great Mac apps, which have a combined value of $260. Even better, 25 percent of the proceeds … Read more
This is interesting: Bundle.com is a new start-up centered on a database of personal finance and spending data so that you can punch in a couple of criteria, find out how much people like you who live in your area are likely to be spending and then share your discoveries in pretty Flash graphics through your contacts on Facebook and Twitter. It's backed by investment money from Microsoft, Citigroup, and Morningstar.
All the data on Bundle currently comes from Citigroup--the former employer of founder and CEO Jaidev Shergill--but the Bundle team tells me that data from other banks … Read more
The Internet is rife with malicious people and software, and protecting yourself is no easy feat. Fortunately there's A-squared Free + Online Armor Personal Firewall Bundle, a comprehensive suite of utilities that goes a long way toward keeping your computer secure.
Upon installation, the program takes users through a Safety Check Wizard that scans the user's computer for any existing threats. The application's interface is sleek and intuitive, with a menu that gives users access to its major features. Users can view programs that are running, programs that run automatically on start-up, any installed keylogging programs, and more. … Read more
Want some good deals on software and popular national services, plus do some good for the world, to boot? Then check out this great deal from TrialPay called The Big Bundle. In exchange for a $29.99 donation to the American Cancer Society, visitors to The Big Bundle Web site will receive more than $700 worth of products and services from participating companies.
Get software deals from Trend Micro, Skype, Corel, Siber Systems, Evernote, WinZip, Foxit, PopCap games, and many more, all as a part of this affordable package. You also get bargains from Zagat, Shoebuy, 1800Flowers, SmugMug, Picnik Premium, … Read more