Friday Family Gaming News Update: 10/09/2015

Exciting things happen in the world of video games every single day. Everything happens so quickly that it can be tough for a parent to keep track of. Between work, carting the kids to everywhere under the sun, cooking, cleaning, and maybe (just maybe) getting a chance to sleep for a few hours parents just don’t have the time to keep up with everything happening in their child’s hobby.

If the above paragraph describes you, then we have an answer for you. Every Friday morning EFG will be publishing a digest of some of the biggest video game news that your family needs to know. So kick back with your morning coffee and enjoy!

PlayStation 4 Price Drop!

Sony Playstation 4 to release on November 15, 2013!

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Sony announced a price drop on the PlayStation 4 in Japan a while back, so it was safe to assume that the price drop would be applied in the North America region at some point. But, we didn’t have confirmation until October 8th when Sony confirmed it all. Moving forward the PlayStation 4 will be $349.99 (a $50 price drop).

This is a significant announcement for them as the price of the PS4 has been stable since its launch. This does look like it will help the console compete with the Xbox One this holiday season.

Several Xbox One Bundles Announced for the Holiday

The logo for the Xbox One, Microsoft's next generation console

Microsoft spent last week announcing a new Xbox One bundle every day. Several of them included games like Fallout 4 and Gears of War which aren’t family friendly. But, there are a few that are perfect for families.

The bundles announced each day last week were:

Monday: Xbox One 1TB Rise of the Tomb Raider Bundle

Tuesday: Xbox One 1TB Holiday Bundle including Gears of War, Rare Replay and Ori and the Blind Forest

Wednesday: Xbox One 500GB The LEGO Movie Videogame Bundle

Thursday: Xbox One Special Edition White Gears of War Bundle and Xbox One With Kinect Bundle

Friday: Xbox One 1TB Fallout 4 Bundle (includes Fallout 4 game as well as Xbox 360 Fallout 3 token)

Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddess will air on The Late Show next week!

 

The sympony will be appearing as Colbert’s musical guest on Oct 13th.

The performance will feature music from the upcoming 3DS title Legend of Zelda: Tri-Force Heroes.

Nintendo Launches Friends of Runbow Sale!

runbow logo

Anyone who have Runbow purchased on their Wii U will receive 30% off of the following titles:

Wii U

Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
Chariot
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition
Mutant Mudds Deluxe
Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails
Sportsball
Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones
SteamWorld Dig
Teslagrad
The Fall
Xeodrifter

3DS

Azure Striker GUNVOLT
Mutant Mudds
SteamWorld Dig
Xeodrifter
The sale started and continues through October 22 so no rush. That said, these are some great deals.

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