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Just how rare are some of Nintendo's amiibo toys at launch? photo
Just how rare are some of Nintendo's amiibo toys at launch?
by Chris Carter

While Nintendo provided me with the Link, Mario, and Kirby amiibo toys for testing with Super Smash Bros., acquiring the rest of the lot was completely up to me. So I decided to take a trip early this morning, survey any potential crowds, and see what I could get. I ended up nabbing the rest of the ones I needed, with some trouble.

I started off at GameStop (though there was a midnight release party there), and headed to Toys"R"Us, followed by two Targets and two Best Buy stores. Mario, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Link, Fox, Samus, and Pikachu were all readily available at all locations. Every store I went to (seven in total) had at least 30 units in stock for those characters. Peach and Kirby seemed more rare, but there were at least 15 units each. You should be good to go on all of the above for a few days if you can't get to the store this morning.

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10:00 AM on 11.21.2014

The Final Fantasy XV demo will be roughly two hours

Final Fantasy XV is looking pretty great overall. I'm really digging the outlandish bro-fest road trip vibe, and the visual style looks sharp as hell. To get a taste, Square Enix has a promotion where you'll be able to ...

Chris Carter





9:00 AM on 11.21.2014

'Free to get?' Apple changes iTunes 'free' buttons to 'get'

While pretty much everyone reading this knows that "free" is a misnomer in the mobile arena, a lot of people probably aren't aware that when they download a "free" game, the vast majority of the content can be gated off by IA...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 11.21.2014

PSA: The Smash Bros. Wii U Club Nintendo voucher is behind the cover art

This is a pretty strange PSA but I know someone is going to go on a Twitter rant after they crack open their new copy of Super Smash Bros. Wii U, so here goes. I don't know about you all, but one of the first things...

Chris Carter

9:30 PM on 11.20.2014

So long, sub-$100 PS4s: Walmart adjusts price-matching policy

Thanks to Walmart's new online price matching, some customers were recently able to set up phony third-party listings on Amazon.com and convince the retailer to honor totally ridiculous discounts. For instance, how does a Pla...

Jordan Devore

6:00 PM on 11.20.2014

Giving Thanks: The TimeSplitters series

[Dtoid community member and chooser of excellent screen names Mr Knives is thankful for the TimeSplitters games. I've never played them but have heard from lots of folks over the years that they were, to quote the Greatest Ge...

Mr Knives

5:30 PM on 11.20.2014

The Phantom Bow makes me want to get back into Battlefield 4

Battlefield 4 Premium players have dug into this week's Final Stand DLC and found a number of secrets, including a cool-looking compound bow gated behind a force field in Hanger 21. Last I checked, the community at large was...

Jordan Devore

4:30 PM on 11.20.2014

Jet Jaguar looks like a real pain in the ass in Godzilla

Am I going to have to import this Godzilla game for PlayStation 3, Bandai Namco? (Psst: That's your cue to announce its localization.) It's out in Japan on December 18, so ... Nothing? Waiting indefinitely for the game to po...

Jordan Devore



Review: WWE 2K15 photo
Review: WWE 2K15
by Brittany Vincent

Professional wrestling was a cultural phenomenon when I was younger. In the third grade, conversations at school were a general 50/50 mix of Dragon Ball Z fact repetition and which was better: WCW or WWF. When Hulk Hogan started the nWo, school was chaos. I remember fistfights over nWo and WCW supremacy that lasted two years until the nWo split into nWo Hollywood and nWo Wolfpac. Then the saga between the poor kids who had white nWo shirts and whose parents couldn't afford the new red ones and the kids whose parents could afford them started to play out (because, duh, Wolfpac for life.)

As we all got older though, the wrestling fad gave way to Pokémon, then Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace (it's hard to believe, but we all loved it when it came out), and wrestling was soon forgotten by most and unfortunately relegated to the white-trash stereotype. However, wrestling continued, although these days it seems to lack the gaudy style of yesteryear. Its drama is a pale imitation of the antics of Randy Savage (bless his soul), Hulk Hogan, Sting, and others. WWE 2K15 is also is a pale imitation of 15-year-old-plus games like WWF: No Mercy and WCW/nWo Revenge.

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3:30 PM on 11.20.2014

We might learn more about Arkham Knight at The Game Awards 2014

Rocksteady's conclusion to the Arkham trilogy will happen a bit later than everyone expected, and as such, there's still more to learn about the game. That's no big surprise; we're still discovering easter eggs in Arkha...

Brett Makedonski

3:00 PM on 11.20.2014

I like Far Cry 4's map editor because it leads to goat butt stabbing videos

Imagine a scenario where goats take over and rule supreme. Not good-natured, frolic in the meadow, eat your leafy spruge goats. No, purely evil, human-devouring, straight-up refuse to eat your leafy spurge goats. Pretty...

Brett Makedonski

2:30 PM on 11.20.2014

I want to run right past these gravekeeper hags in Bloodborne

Bloodborne isn't coming out until March. That means I have a solid few months to mentally prepare myself for these horrific things, described by Sony Japan Studio producer Masaaki Yamagiwa as "deformed gravekeeper hags." I do...

Jordan Devore

2:00 PM on 11.20.2014

Sakurai: Ridley as a playable Smash Bros. fighter 'wouldn't be Ridley any longer'

Super Smash Bros. fans are all about Ridley, and I get it. The Metroid character would be cool to play as, but it's just not happening. Not this time. Speaking to IGN, director Masahiro Sakurai laid out why: "...if we made Ri...

Jordan Devore





1:30 PM on 11.20.2014

XSplit expands its free version to include watermark-free streaming

A number of tools exist that allow the average person to stream their games and garner an audience, and for a lot of people, that tool is XSplit. If you're not sold on the software yet I have good news -- the program now has ...

Chris Carter

1:00 PM on 11.20.2014

First look at Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series

Every time Telltale's Game of Thrones comes up, the prevailing comments are always the same: "When will we see what it looks like?" The answer to that question is "now," and the answer to the followup question is, "eh, it lo...

Darren Nakamura

12:30 PM on 11.20.2014

DayZ may implement cannibalism in the next update

"With savages, the weak in body or mind are soon eliminated; and those that survive commonly exhibit a vigorous state of health." -- Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man. It appears that the developers of DayZ may impleme...

Rob Morrow