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I'm still mentally preparing myself for a world without Club Nintendo. The long-running rewards service will no longer exist as of July 1, 2015, but there's a much more immediate date we also need to keep in mind: March 31. T...


CONTEST OVER AS OF MONDAY 3/23/15 Winners: Charlietime (XB1) and Dtoidgamer69 (PS4) Thanks to Ryan and Will from Deep Silver, we have two copies of the Saints Row IV: Re-Elected/Gat out of Hell bundle to give away to you folk...


Club Nintendo Japan has added some new rewards including a two-disc CD soundtrack for Mario Kart 8, a Majora's Mask jigsaw puzzle, and a lil Blooper shirt. You can squeeze into it, if you want. There's also a tentative listin...


Club Nintendo has more physical rewards available: two 3DS game cases sporting some cool (and varied!) artwork, and an NES Remix 2 t-shirt featuring Samus in the Mushroom Kingdom. Nintendo 3DS Game Card Case - Pikmin / Super...




In Japan, there's a Hyrule Warriors collector's edition that comes with a scarf, among other trinkets like a miniature treasure chest. Europe is getting the limited-edition scarf, too. North America? Well, we're technically g...


Midnight City is hosting a Costume Quest 2 'Trick or Treat' Collector's Challenge at PAX Prime later this week and it's going to be worth setting some time aside for if you're looking to score swag. Essentially, you'll need t...


Best swag of E3 2014? There's the usual t-shirts, posters, stickers, and other stuff that gets handed out. Forget that. Atlus' Teddy-centric Persona bags were where it was at this year. Those Splatoon squids were nice, too. But condoms? Oh, E3.


If you've been saving up your precious coins at Club Nintendo for some sweet physical rewards since the reward redemption area on the official Club Nintendo page was undergoing renovations, you're in luck. The physical goodie...


One of the difficulties with comedy is that describing or paraphrasing a joke frequently makes it cease to be funny, so it's hard to convey Jazzpunk's charm without completely squashing its humor in the process. However,...


[Update: Contest over! Winners are Cryoxene, Bigbear40s, HammerShark, Swishiee, Benny Disco, Occams electric toothbrush, OpiumHerz, TheCiderMan, Verxl, GirlyKittyBoy, ninjapresident, jadaris, AngeliquePretty, and Natalie Kipp...


The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is shaping up to be something special. I don't think many of us 3DS owners need much convincing, but if so, take a look at the pre-order bonus UK retailer GAME is offering: a miniatu...


[Update: Contest over! Winners are Charlietime, neonoxide, iwasabunny, Tim Douglas, and Shadowfox!] In celebration of the launch of Shin Megami Tensei IV stateside, our friends at Atlus have given us three signed SMT IV E3 po...


[Update: Contest over! Winners are Lee Stokes, dlconor16, ChillyBilly, Nek, and Drunkus. Check your PMs, people!] During E3 I was lucky enough to hang out with Loot Crate, a service that sends you a gamer-and-geek themed ass...


We're pleased to announce that Atlus is the E3 badge holder sponsor this year, so fifty-thousand people will have magical controversial breasts on their own chests -- and have a chance to meet the man whose vision made Dragon...


Bethesda is looking for play testers in the Dallas area. If you're down in the dirty south, apply so that you might be one of the gamers invited to Bethesda's Play Test Lab. They're looking to use player feedback at this lab ...


I was befuddled when I received a mysterious postcard from Uruguay. Who do I know in Uruguay? The envelope felt thick, so I was anxious to see what was inside. The contents were increasingly peculiar: an outstretched han...


I'm not the type of guy that has action figures lying about the house; my He-Man and Thundercats figures are up in the attic safely gathering dust for their revival in a younger generations' hands. But I'm real tempted to get...


What better way to celebrate your love of Mega Man than wearing this odd, neon green lanyard around your neck? Or something like that. You can pre-order the lanyard here for the fairly pricey $9.95, and you'll also ...


[Offbeat Hall of Fame is a showcase of the cool, often bizarre products and media from years past that celebrate videogames and gamer culture.] Have you picked up your copy of the final Nintendo Power yet? Looking through it ...


I'm not sure what it is with Dishonored and masks, but I like the trend and potential for awesome cosplay. These paper masks (via Super Punch) for the game are simultaneously funny and downright terrifying. While Bethesda wil...


No sooner had I put the finishing touches on the upcoming review for Darksiders II than this ... thing arrived. I would like you all to serve as witnesses in the event of my disappearance, because I am fairly certain this can...


Good timing! Having just heard quite a lot from Jim about the current status of Aliens: Colonial Marines, PAX East attendees will have the opportunity to try the game out for themselves. On top of this and Hell Yeah! Wrath of...


Did you know that Rhythm Heaven Fever was getting a special edition? Neither did I. Then I got this box in the mail this morning. I'm pretty sure that this special edition won't be sold in stores, but if Nintendo decides to change its mind on that, they're sure to make a killing when the game hits stores on February 13th. Check out the video and you'll understand what I mean.


[Update: Contest over! Winner is OverEZ!] Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and salutations December 25! Today marks the last of the 25 Days of Giving. We've given thousands of dollars worth of stuff over the course of the mont...


When this turned up and I opened the package, my wife said, "They sent you a lunchbox? You're an asshole." That's a fair enough assessment, I suppose.  Anyway, I got this mad tat in the mail today. It's a steel box conta...


It was Jak & Daxter's tenth anniversary on December 4, and Sony decided to commemorate it by sending me a Precursor Orb today. This is a limited edition replica of the artifact, found in the Jak & Daxter series, ...


In a rather strange, although not at all surprising move, CafePress has announced it's new partnership with Microsoft to bring your very own Xbox Live Avatar to life on various gear. CafePress has always been an online retail...


... At filling my desk up with all sorts of free stuff. Step up your game, Activision! In all seriousness, I promise you that I did not let any swag inflate my Battlefield 3 review score.


Publishers send some weird things that mostly just clutter up my office (especially at this time of the year, this room looks like I've just moved with all the boxes). At least with this Lollipop Chainsaw Halloween bag, I can...


Update 2: Winners announced!  In first place we have: GundamCat, mdh777, Vincio09, and Jake Wesorick.  (Corrections pending, duplicates are being double-checked).  Congratulations, your suggestions won the...


AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Kirby's Return to Dreamland cake pops! They're so cute!  Far too cute to eat, right?  I mean, I should freeze these forever and crawl into the freezer every night to hang out...


I love Nintendo's AR cards and the games that use them, but there's nothing pretty about any of the ones that come with the 3DS. Now, everything is pretty when it comes to upcoming 3DS game Bravely Default. Even the AR card i...


Square Enix has been generous to its fans each year at Tokyo Game Show, handing out sampler CDs featuring music from many of their upcoming games and arrangement albums to those who visit their on-site merchandise store. ...


[Contest is CLOSED. Winner will be notified via Dtoid Private Message!] We got a Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine chainsword in the mail. It's life-sized and designed for a ten-foot-tall Space Marine, so it's absolutely bloody...


Killing Floor and Red Orchestra developer TripWire Interactive has launched its own online store where you can buy fun-looking merchandise from some of the studio's big titles. There's not a great deal of range to pick from r...


My dreams are coming true, one day at a time. Nintendo has updated the list of rewards available to Club Nintendo members in North America. Cashing in those game purchases for redeemable coins can now get you three new items:...


The Forza 4 party at E3 last night was home to over a dozen cars worth millions of dollars each. I've never seen Dale North happier, like ever. He wouldn't shut up about Audi this and GT-R that. I have no idea what any of that meant but I do know that the Forza party gave out the best swag ever. Seriously, check it out. INTERIOR DETAILER CLEANER! This is great! My car is dirty as F*CK!


Hey guys, back again with another one of those things. Y'know. Episodes. Ugh. Garfield hates mondays. Garfield is my spirit animal. I'm grumpy. I hate Garfield. Shameless Promotional News: We reprinted those Squidbear shirts ...


Ubisoft's line-up is looking solid for PAX East, if only for Child of Eden and the mysteriously-absent-lately Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes. Exhibit space #824 will also be home to Call of Juarez: The Cartel, Beyond Good...


Here's an unsettling Valentine's Day gift for you: chocolate lollippops featuring floating eyeballs and screaming baby heads. A medium-sized box of these things arrived at Destructoid's Baltimore office today, courtesy of Ele...


As usual, the latest rewards for Club Nintendo are actually cool enough to make you want to painstakingly redeem your games online. There's a set of reversible pouches, which can be used to store any of the systems in the DS ...


Following up on our previous story about Club Nintendo members getting Kirby patches with upside-down eyes, a couple of kind-hearted readers have sent in an update on the situation. Nintendo has sent out replacements for the ...


Now that we're roughly a month from the  Atlus' sexy puzzle/homewrecker game Catherine's store date and with a playable demo coming in a matter of days, this is probably the last time I'll be able to gush like a hype-a...


Not long ago, Nintendo started offering cutesy Kirby patches as Club Nintendo rewards. "Amazing," many of us joyfully proclaimed. But little did we know that something wasn't quite right. Take a look at the variation in the e...


Determined to get me in trouble with my wife for having so much crap lying around the house, Electronic Arts, People Can Fly, and Epic Games sent me a promotional Bullestorm box in the mail again today. In the video above, y...


Like the jacket that Leon Kennedy wears in the beginning of Resident Evil 4? Well you can soon own a replica of the bomber jacket if you have around $300 to drop on it! Cacpom Japan is planning on releasing the replica jacket...


Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon has at least one lovely member of our staff feeling pretty hot in the pants department, but D3 Publisher decided to fire up the loins of yours truly as well. Yes, it's an Earth Defense ...


Namco Bandai sent along some 3D glasses in order for me to review Enslaved: Pigsy's Perfect 10 on my humble 2D television. Although I haven't got the DLC yet, I still found a way to let you know what 3D gaming is truly like.  I can guarantee you that nobody on Joystiq or 1UP would make a video this stupid. I don't know if that's a good thing.


I think it's fairly clear that Valkyria Chronicles III is aiming to strike a slightly edgier tone than its previous incarnations, what with its black-ops squad of "Nameless" soldiers conducting secret missions in the midst of...


Weta is known to make some really amazing props and there's probably a warehouse somewhere filled with nothing but Weta made Halo props. A couple of their creations are now being giving away in a contest with Mountain Dew and...






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