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Destructoid's Black Friday videogame buyin' guide

Nov 27 // Brett Makedonski
Wal-Mart: Xbox One Master Chief Collection bundle with $30 gift card -- $329.99 Over 20 titles at $35 including Destiny, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition, and Mario Kart 8. Over 40 titles at $25 including Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Assassin's Creed Rogue, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and inFAMOUS: Second Son Nintendo 3DS XL Super Mario Bros. 2 Gold Edition Bundle -- $149.99 Full ad Best Buy: Wii U 32 GB Deluxe bundle with Super Mario 3D World, Nintendo Land, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, and Super Smash Bros. -- $359.97 PlayStation 4 and Xbox One controllers -- $39.99 Handful of games for $30 including Watch Dogs, Alien: Isolation and Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition Handful of games for $25 including Titanfall, The Evil Within, and Metro: Redux Full ad Target: Xbox One Assassin's Creed Unity bundle with $50 gift card $15 gift card with the purchase of various titles including Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and Far Cry 4. Nintendo 2DS -- $99 Full ad Amazon: Xbox One Assassin's Creed Unity bundle --$329.99 Honestly, nothing sticks out too much here. Everything's mostly a mixture of $20-$40 games that are available everywhere else. The only real benefit is that you get physical copies without having to leave the house. Steam (All PC, obviously): The Evil Within -- $20.39 Wolfenstein: The New Order -- $20.39 Lords of the Fallen -- $29.99 The Stanley Parable -- $7.49 BattleBlock Theater -- $3.74 Full site, deals change daily Green Man Gaming (Also, all PC): Using this code should net you 20 percent off most purchases at GMG, even games that are on sale: B9J1L1-0AZCS9-S0IASV Thursday: The Evil Within -- $20.39, Wolfenstein: The New Order -- $20.39, Thief -- $7.49 Friday: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 -- $23.99, DmC: Devil May Cry -- $12.49 Saturday: Alien: Isolation -- $24.99, Remember Me -- $7.49, Fallout 2 -- $4.99 Sunday: Resident Evil: Revelations -- $12.49, The Wolf Among Us -- $12.49 Monday: Murdered: Soul Suspect -- $7.49, Strider -- $7.49, Ultra Street Fighter IV -- $19.99 Full site, deals change daily Origin (Once again, all PC): Titanfall -- $4.99 Need for Speed: Rivals -- $14.99 Mass Effect 2 -- $4.99
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'Stimulate me, you heathens!' - The Economy
Merry Thanksgiving, everyone! (And by "everyone," I mean those in the US; happy Thursday to everyone else.) It's on this, the holiest of days, that we remember the Pilgrims that selflessly died so that we may pursue our god-g...

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Evolve 25% Off & Pre-Black Friday Weekend Deals


Wallet, its America time
Nov 22
// Dealzon
Deals brought to you by the crew at Dealzon. FYI: sales from certain retailers go toward supporting Destructoid. Update 1/23/15: The 25% off code is dead, but a new 20% off discount is live making decent discounts. See detail...
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amiibo

More amiibo exclusivity: Best Buy has dibs on Meta Knight


The second of many
Nov 19
// Brett Makedonski
It's been known that in order to collect all the amiibo Nintendo plans on releasing, consumers will have to do some scrambling from store to store. If those are your intentions, you'll need to include a trip to the giant...
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$50 Steam, PSN Gift Cards going for $40 at Best Buy via eBay


Gift cards, the easiest Xmas gifts ever
Nov 13
// Dealzon
Deals brought to you by the crew at Dealzon. FYI: sales from certain retailers go toward supporting Destructoid. Loaded title above but some solid deals. A rare and a rather surprising deal just showed up for eBay this m...
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Cheap Xbox One

You can get an Xbox One bundle for as cheap as $200


It'll require trading in some hardware
Nov 07
// Brett Makedonski
Microsoft and various retailers have really upped their game with regard to attempting to move Xbox Ones this holiday season. Best Buy's the latest example, and it's offering the biggest savings yet. The only catch is that yo...
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Best Buy one get one free

Best Buy is doing buy one, get one for 3DS games this week


It's a mostly good selection of games, at that
Jul 21
// Darren Nakamura
Like the DS before it, the 3DS is becoming one of my favorite platforms. Now that we are several years into its life, it has a pretty great selection of first and third-party games. There are enough now that I have fallen beh...
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Lego Batman 3

Preorder Lego Batman 3 anywhere but Best Buy for a physical reward


I'll go for the Batgirl keychain, personally
Jul 14
// Brittany Vincent
Following the abhorrent trend of announcing different preorder bonuses across different retailers is Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, which is shipping with six different doodads depending on where you go. Fortunately, it's not ...
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Get a sneak peek: Super Smash Bros. at Best Buy next month


Play the exact same build that will be at E3
May 27
// Dale North
Nintendo sends word that they're preparing a sneak peek of Super Smash Bros. at Best Buy for next month. On June 11 and 14, more than 100 Best Buy stores around the country will host Super Smash Bros. Smash-Fest @ Best Buy, w...
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eShop

eShop cards are 20% off at Best Buy until March 1st


Nintendo sends out a friendly reminder
Feb 24
// Chris Carter
Apparently the first wave of discounted eShop cards was a success at Best Buy, because the same sale is happening again right now. Nintendo has sent out an official notice stating that you can find eShop cards for 20% off, up...
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Deal North: Last day for 20% off Nintendo eShop cards


Also, download deals
Dec 27
// Dale North
Are all of your bank accounts drained? Me too. Christmas killed me. So get ready to write some hot checks for the deals we've found today! The best deal is one that ends today, so get on it now: Best Buy has Nintendo eShop pr...
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Fire Emblem sale

PSA: Fire Emblem: Awakening is $15 at Best Buy


Fire (emblem) sale
Dec 03
// Steven Hansen
One of the best games of this year, Fire Emblem: Awakening, is currently $15 at Best Buy. For comparison, Amazon, Gamestop, and WalMart are all selling it for $40 still. The catch is that, while you can order it online, you w...

Deal North: Cyber Monday gaming deals

Dec 02 // Dale North
Amazon: PC download codes: Sonic Everywhere Pack -- $14.99 BioShock Triple Pack -- $14.99 Borderlands/Borderlands 2 GOTY Pack -- $11.99 Max Payne 3 and Season Pass -- $6.99 Dishonored -- $7.49 Fallout 3 -- $4.99 Metro Franchise Pack -- $33.66 Battlefield 3: Premium -- $13.99 Final Fantasy XIV -- $14.99 Batman Arkham Origins -- $37.49 Far Cry 3 -- $14.99 The Walking Dead -- $7.49 Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition -- $7.49 FTL: Faster Than Light -- $4.99 Games: Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix -- $19.99 Dead Rising 3 -- $49 Forza Motorsport 5 -- $49 Ryse: Son of Rome -- $49.99 Grand Theft Auto V -- $39.99 Dragon's Crown -- $29.99 Persona 4 Golden -- $19.99 Hardware: NVIDIA Shield 16GB -- $299 Vita bundle with The Walking Dead, Sly Cooper, Uncharted and Retro City Rampage -- $179.99 Walmart: Walmart's Cyber Monday flyer looks a bit calm compared to their Black Friday action, but there's still some great stuff to be found. The weirdest thing? Buy Forza Motorsport 5 for Xbox One and gt $8 worth of M&M products.  Mario and Luigi: Dream Team 3DS XL bundle -- $179.96 Nintendo 2DS -- $99 All new EA Xbox 360 games at $44.96 (Battlefield 4, Need for Speed Rivals, etc) Best Buy: Mario and Luigi: Dream Team 3DS XL bundle -- $179.99 $100 iTunes gift card for $85 Call of Duty Ghosts (Xbox 360, PS3, PC) -- $44.99 GameStop: GameStop has the goods, with some of the prices working out to be much better than their Black Friday ones. Lots of the EA games for Xbox 360 and PS3 are priced at $39.99 for online purchases.  BioShock Infinite -- $19.99 Killzone: Mercenary -- $19.99 The Walking Dead (Vita) -- $9.99 Red Dead Redemption: GOTY Edition -- $14.99
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Hey, let's cyber!
You know what Cyber Monday is, right? It's the same crap from Black Friday, just a few days later. It's a second chance for many that missed the good stuff last week. It's the better of the two, as you won't get trampled. You...

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Black Friday Games

Deal North: Black Friday software deals galore!


I hope you have some money left!
Nov 28
// Dale North
Bananas! We've hit you with a ton of deals already, and many of them are still valid, so if you haven't checked our listings yet, check out: Pre-Black Friday software download deals Thanksgiving day deals Black Friday hardwa...
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Deal North: Hardware

Deal North: Black Friday hardware buyer's guide


Consoles, portables, and accessories
Nov 28
// Dale North
Even with the early store openings they're calling Gray Thursday, Black Friday is really only one shopping day, so it's understandable that you'd want to maximize your time. We've done the footwork for you so you can go strai...
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Deals

Best Buy sale drops Paper Mario: Sticker Star to $7.99


Savings on Mario & Luigi and 3DS systems as well
Nov 01
// Jordan Devore
Jonathan Holmes quite liked Paper Mario: Sticker Star and Chris Carter tells me it got a bad rap. I'm a huge fan of the original game on N64 and The Thousand-Year Door, but the differences found in this 3DS installment put me...
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Vita & PS3 sale

Vita $200 at Best Buy, select PS3 titles discounted


Best Buy paints a target on Target
Aug 19
// Steven Hansen
You can grab a Vita for $200 at Target this week. However, if their store runs dry or if you have some weird brand loyalty -- maybe some gonzo membership points system of some kind -- you can pick up the Vita at Best Buy, too...
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Deal time: Save big at GameStop, Best Buy, GamersGate


Discounts all over
Jul 30
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
You like deals, right? RIGHT? Well here's some. They're kind of good deals. Both Amazon and Walmart have The Legend of Zelda: The Windwaker HD for the Wii U for $49.99 when you pre-order the game. (Via Gamerdeals) Newegg has ...
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Best Buy has more launch-day Xbox One units for pre-order


OMG NEXT-GEN!!!!!!!!
Jul 17
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Good news for those of you that have any interest in the Xbox One still! Best Buy has received more Xbox One units for pre-order, and these are the launch day editions that have the stupid "Day One 2013" words written on the ...
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Wii U Best Buy event

Reggie announces Wii U games for Best Buy event


They're mostly games announced today!
Jun 11
// Brett Zeidler
Hot off the Nintendo E3 Direct, Reggie brings the news of what exactly fans will be able to play at the Wii U Best Buy event. Let's cut to it: Mario Kart 8, Super Mario 3D World, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, and D...
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Nintendo E3 Canada demos

Canadian Best Buys getting Nintendo's E3 demos


Maple syrup
May 31
// Tony Ponce
As you may already be aware, Nintendo will allow the common folk to play E3 demos at select Best Buys throughout North America. We then shared a list of 89 cities in the continental United States that will play host to these ...

Here's the list of Nintendo's E3 demo Best Buy locations

May 29 // Dale North
UNITED STATES AlabamaBirminghamHuntsville ArkansasFort SmithNorth Little Rock ArizonaPhoenix CaliforniaCulver CityElk GroveEmeryvilleSan JoseTracyVisalia ColoradoDenver ConnecticutManchester DelawareWilmington FloridaBrandonFort MyersGainesvilleKissimmeeMiamiPensacola GeorgiaAugustaDuluthSavannahSmyrna IowaCedar RapidsWest Des Moines IllinoisBloomingtonSchaumburg IndianaGreenwood KansasOverland ParkWichita KentuckyFlorenceLexingtonLouisville LouisianaHarvey MassachusettsCambridgeDedhamWorcester MarylandFrederickGlen BurnieWheaton MichiganAnn ArborFlintGrand RapidsRochester Hills MinnesotaEden Prairie MissouriSt. Louis North CarolinaCaryFayettevillePinevilleWinston-Salem New JerseyIselinWest PatersonWoodbury New YorkAlbanyAmherstLong Island CitySyracuseValley StreamWest Nyack OhioFairbornNorth OlmstedReynoldsburgToledo OklahomaOklahoma City OregonPortland PennsylvaniaErieKing of PrussiaPittsburghReadingWhitehall South CarolinaGreenvilleNorth Charleston TennesseeBrentwoodKnoxvilleMemphis TexasArlingtonAustinHoustonMcAllenThe WoodlandsTyler UtahSandy VirginiaCharlottesvilleGlen AllenVirginia Beach VermontWilliston WashingtonLynnwood WisconsinGreenfield CANADA AlbertaEdmontonCalgary (2 locations) British ColumbiaVancouverLangleyRichmond ManitobaWinnipeg Nova ScotiaDartmouth OntarioNorth YorkTorontoMississaugaWindsorLondonOttawaKingstonBramptonOakville QuebecMontrealLasalle SaskatchewanSaskatoon
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Over 100 locations
[Update: Canadian locations have been added.] We recently told you that Nintendo plans to bring select E3 game reveals to Best Buy locations across North America. That's right: you'll be able to check out some of the Wii U ga...

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Nintendo

Nintendo to release demos for select E3 games at Best Buy


This could either fizzle or be huge
May 17
// Chris Carter
It appears as if Nintendo will be "bringing E3 to the public" in the words of Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. Nintendo will be bringing playable builds of their newly announced Wii U games to select Best Buy l...
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Kingdom Hearts 3D

Kingdom Hearts 3D is only $10 at Best Buy today


It's the Deal of the Day, so act quickly!
May 16
// Tony Ponce
I don't know what it is about Square Enix games, but they always feel like they cost too damn much. This is especially true of the handheld titles -- I refused to pick up Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy for $39.99, waiting instead...
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Lost Planet 3

Lost Planet 3's many retail specific pre-order 'bonuses'


The quotation mark around bonuses implies sarcasm
Apr 10
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Oh goodie! Another barrage of retail specific pre-order bonus fluff such as weapons, items, and characters that won't really alter your experience were you to just skip out on pre-purchasing the game. Lost Planet 3 is the la...
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Wii U deals

Best Buy has the Wii U Basic Set for $50 off


Discounts on Wii U games as well
Mar 22
// Jordan Devore
Today and tomorrow while supplies last, Best Buy has Wii U games and the console itself on sale. The system is the Basic Set, marked down from $299.99 to $249.99 for this promo. For the time being (at least in the US), I'm no...
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Watch Dogs

Various retailers list Watch Dogs for Wii U


Nintendo UN-doomed?
Feb 19
// Tony Ponce
The Wii U is in a pretty sad state when no one can guarantee current third-party games for the platform. What will become of Nintendo's fun box when "truly next-gen" titles -- Ubisoft's Watch Dogs, for instance -- star making...
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Destiny

Destiny available for pre-order from GameStop, Best Buy


Get a free poster from GameStop
Feb 17
// Brett Makedonski
With the internet ablaze over the official reveal of Destiny, Bungie's new IP, it comes as no surprise that Best Buy and GameStop have already begun taking pre-orders. Both retailers have the game listed for $59.99. GameStop ...
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Destiny

Best Buy pre-order materials reveal info on Destiny


Ahead of official announcement this weekend
Feb 15
// Jordan Devore
[Update: We've been sent another shot of the Destiny flier, this time with a much better look at the copy. Find it and the backside of the pre-order card, which specifically lists Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as the release pla...
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Deal North: $15 Pokemon Black/White 2 at Best Buy


Quiet sale with good prices
Feb 15
// Dale North
My 'Deal North' post returns after a long break with news of a big sale on games at Best Buy.  Best Buy has several sub-$15 games available today in-store and on their website. For some reason they're not advertising the...
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OUYA

Android-based OUYA to begin selling at retail in June


Kickstarter funded console to be available at Amazon, GameStop and other retailers
Feb 05
// Conrad Zimmerman
The OUYA console will start arriving at the homes of its Kickstarter backers in March, but you'll be seeing them in your local shops a scant few months later. An interview with OUYA CEO Julie Uhrman published on the WSJ....

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