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Deal North: max discounts on Max Payne and more


PS All-Stars cross-buy for $20!
Dec 05
// Dale North
Max Payne is on sale at Amazon this week, with discounts on all three individual games as well as in an overall bundle. Don't miss that PlayStation All-Stars cross-buy deal if you don't already have the game! Remember the PSP...

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...

Deal North: Thanksgiving day game deals

Nov 28 // Dale North
Amazon: These game deals on PC game downloads went live this morning, and most will run through Black Friday. Batman: Arkham Origins (PC download) -- $19.99 Binary Domain -- $4.99, Multiplayer pack included -- $7.99 (JUST DO IT!) Dead Island Franchise Pack (GOTY, Riptide and DLC) -- $12.49 Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn -- $14.99, Collector's Edition $24.99 Joe Danger and Joe Danger 2 bundle -- $10.00 Rayman Legends (PC download) -- $19.99 NiGHTS into Dreams -- $3.39 (aww, that's sad) Sonic and SEGA All-Stars Racing Transformed -- $4.99 Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1 -- $2.49, Episode 2 -- $3.75 Street Fighter X Tekken -- $7.49, Complete Pack $14.99 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist -- $29.99 The XCOM Collection -- $9.99 (Damn!) [embed]266555:51598:0[/embed] Console game downloads: Battlefield 4 (PS3 PSN)-- $25 in a 3-hour Lightning Deal starting 9:10 a.m. ET  Grand Theft Auto V (PS3, PSN, or Xbox 360)- $33.99 Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS3 PSN) -- $39.99 Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3 PSN) -- $33.99 FIFA 14 (PS3 PSN) -- $39.99 Lego Marvel Super Heroes (PS3PSN) -- $29.99 Console games: Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix (PS3) -- $19.99 Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy -- $14.99 Batman Arkham Origins (PS3) -- $29.99 Dishonored: Game of the Year Edition (PS3) -- $19.99 Tomb Raider -- $14.99 The Last of Us -- $34.99, $24.99 in a Lightning Deal starting at 5:10 p.m Beyond: Two Souls -- $34.99, $24.99 in a Lightning Deal starting at 5:10 p.m Muramasa Rebirth (Vita) -- $19.99 Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (Vita) -- $24.99 Ratchet and Clank Collection (PS3) -- $10 in a Lightning Deal starting at 5:10 p.m.   MLB 13 The Show -- $15 in a Lightning Deal starting at 6:10 p.m.  Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch -- $14.99 Puppeteer -- $19.99 Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year Edition -- $14.99 Consoles: PS3 250GB System with The Last of Us and Batman Arkham Origins -- $199.99 Xbox 360 E 250GB with Tomb Raider and Halo 4 -- $189.99 Other Amazon deals: Xbox Live Gold 3-month code and $5 Amazon video credit -- $16.99 Best Buy: Some of the Black Friday deals have gone up early! Consoles: PS3 250GB System with The Last of Us and Batman Arkham Origins -- $199.99 Xbox 360 250GB system with Halo 4, Darksiders II, Tomb Raider and Batman: Arkham City -- $189.99 Wii U system with New Super Mario Bros. U, New Super Luigi U and Mario or Luigi Wii Remote -- $319.97 Games: The Elder Scrolls Anthology -- $29.99 Humble Store: The Humble Store has a sale running from Thanksgiving, starting at 11 a.m. PT and ending on December 3 at the same time. Lots of great games are included in their sale. Crusader Kings II Collection -- $19.99 Kentucky Route Zero -- $12.49 Rogue Legacy -- $7.49 Mount & Blade Warband -- $4.99 Risk of Rain -- $7.99 Gone Home -- $9.99 Ironclad Tactics -- $11.24 Fallen Enchantress - Legendary Heroes -- $9.99 Frozen Synapse -- $4.99 Game Dev Tycoon -- $6.99 Godus -- $14.99 Anomaly 2 -- $4.99 Vessel -- $3.74 Tetrobot and Co -- $5.99 Worms Reloaded -- $6.49 Beat Hazard Ultra -- $3.89 Anodyne -- $3.99 The Bridge -- $2.99 Square Enix: Square Enix's sale has prices slashed half off or more. Their offerings are wide ranging, from old games like PS1 game Chrono Cross to brand new stuff, like Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. We've listed the highlights below. You can find the rest at Square Enix's sale page. Army Corps of Hell (Vita) -- $14.99 Bust a Move Universe (3DS) -- $9.99 Chrono Cross (PS1) -- $7.49 Dead Island: Game of the Year Edition (PS3) -- $14.99 Dissidia Final Fantasy -- $9.99 Drakengard (PS2) -- $9.99 Deus Ex: Human Revolution Augmented Edition -- $19.99 Final Fantasy (PSP) -- $4.99 Final Fantasy Anthology (PS1) -- $7.49 Final Fantasy Chronicles (PS1) -- $7.49 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time (DS) -- $14.99 Final Fantasy II (PSP) -- $4.99 Final Fantasy III (DS) -- $9.99 Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions -- $4.99 Final Fantasy VII (PC download) -- $5.99 Final Fantasy XIII (PS3 and Xbox 360) -- $9.99 Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3 and Xbox 360) -- $9.99 Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light (DS) -- $9.99 Front Mission 4 (PS2) -- $7.49 Romancing SaGa (PS2) -- $14.99 Star Ocean: First Departure (PSP) -- $9.99 Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (3DS) -- $14.99 Tomb Raider (PS3 and Xbox 360) -- $19.99 Valkrie Profile 2: Slimeria (PS2) -- $9.99 Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX Limited Edition (PS3) -- $19.99
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Tons of titles for Turkey Day
[Update: We've added a few more items to our shopping list this morning. Our deals corgi thanks you for your tips! Now go get Ni no Kuni for $15!] Happy Thanksgiving! Aside from what we have today and what you've seen already...

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Deals: download games

Deal North: Pre-Black Friday downloadable games deals


Lots of downloads discounted
Nov 27
// Dale North
[Update: Check our listings again for more additions! We've added some hot ones, like Atlus' deal on Persona 4 Golden for only $19.99. Jump on Steam flash deals like Gone Home for $4.99] Deal North is back with a roundup of a...
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Call of Corgi

It doesn't get any cuter than this 'Call of Corgi' art


Call of Duty: Ghosts could really go next-gen with this
May 23
// Dale North
I'm sure you've heard about the Call of Duty: Ghosts dog by now. My first impression? 'Ooh, doggie!' My second, of course, is that it should have been a corgi. I'm not alone in that. Talented French artist and fellow corgi fa...
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Japanese market

Japanese market grows for the first time in five years


Slowly but surely
Apr 09
// Dale North
Japan has been in a gaming rut for the past half decade and we've all felt it. But last year was not so bad. I remember telling peers at Tokyo Game Show 2012 that things were looking up for Japan and its game makers. The futu...
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Fantasy Village

Square Enix trademarks 'Fantasy Village'


Sounds like a life sim to us
Mar 21
// Dale North
A new Japanese trademark from Square Enix nails down the name "Fantasy Life." My mind immediately jumped to a game where you'd dive into piles of fluffy, squirmy corgi puppies, but it's probably something more along...
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FAIL: This Xbox Live Arcade avatar is NOT a corgi


I demand a do-over
Mar 08
// Dale North
I'm on vacation this week. I was looking to take some down time before this crazy year for videogames officially kicks off. With both PAX East and GDC coming up later this month, I'm trying to rest up, but this busted corgi a...
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Buy tower defense RPG Tower of Elements to feed the needy


Double happiness
Dec 20
// Dale North
You would probably never have to talk me in to playing a tower defense RPG, but if you did, telling me that doing so would feed a hungry family would definitely help.  This is exactly what's happening with indie game com...
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Dance Central 3 gets Carly Rae Jepsenís 'Call Me Maybe'


Corgi!
Dec 03
// Dale North
I'm going to be straight with you on this blog post. I like Dance Central 3 and all (I got a copy for my niece for Christmas), and Carly Rae Jespen is great, but I really just posted this story to have another excuse to shar...
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Trashcan dance is real!
[Update: Contest closed! Winner announced here.] Today is the last day to shake your ass in front of a webcam to win a copy of the Persona 4 Golden Premium Edition for PS Vita. Inspired by the fantastic opening intro song for...

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Amazon's Halloween costume contest: $1,000 gift card


Plus: Assassin's Creed PS Vita bundle
Oct 26
// Dale North
While this is a videogame website, and I should have mentioned the Assassin's Creed PS Vita bundle first, I think anyone will be drawn more to the $1,000 prize for Amazon's Halloween costume contest.  Amazon is running a...
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Unboxing: Forza Horizon Limited Collector's Edition


It's all digital
Oct 24
// Dale North
We've popped open a copy of the Forza Horizon Limited Collector's Edition so that you can peek inside for yourself. While the casing is nice (a steelbook and slip case), the innards of this package aren't much to look at as ...
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Rift Extra Life marathon event to feature corgis


Suddenly, corgis.
Oct 17
// Dale North
I don't know a lot about Rift, but I do know a lot about corgis. The world's most perfect animal will be making an appearance in one of the scheduled events for the Rift Extra Life marathon for the Children's Hospital Network...
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Because I can


Aug 09
// Dale North
[something about videogames here]
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Download dates for Metal Gear Solid HD editions revealed


Aug 07
// Dale North
Solid Corgi! Fresh from Konami, here are the final release dates for the digital downloads for the upcoming HD editions of the Metal Gear Solid games, for the PS3, Vita and Xbox 360: August 21st:  •METAL GEAR SOLID...
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The Americorg Flag, Assassin's Creed III style


Jun 29
// Dale North
Is putting the American flag on the ground wrong? I hope not, because I just put it on my dog. Disrespectful? Wait, look closer. We can't get too wrapped up in flag law and technicalities as Ubisoft did a number on this parti...
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Gun to head: Persona 3 film adaptation confirmed


Jun 11
// Dale North
[Update: Atlus responded to our request for more information. You have to see this.] In the final scene of the film Persona 4 The Animation: The Factor of Hope, it was revealed that a film adaptation of Atlus game Persona 3 i...
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E3: Awww!


Jun 07
// Dale North
Allistair made this in Scribblenauts Unlimited for the Wii U. Corgis!
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Merry Christmas, Destructoid!


Dec 25
// Dale North
Merry Christmas to all the wonderful, beautiful people come to Destructoid every day for their gaming news and related nonsense. We truly do love you all, and we're so happy that you've stuck around all this time.  The h...
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Army Corgis of Hell


Dec 22
// Dale North
Did I get that name right?  What better way than to show off the small size of the PlayStation Vita boxes than with a small breed of dog. I asked him to give me the best "Corgis of Hell" look, but this is the best he cou...
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HAHAHA! Sony sued over no-sue clause in Terms of Service


Dec 20
// Dale North
Yep. The new PlayStation Network Terms of Service clause that basically says that users cannot sue Sony after agreeing to use the service has bit Sony in the ass. They're...being sued. A California man is suing Sony on behalf...
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VidRhythm is free today, updated with holiday content


Dec 13
// Dale North
VidRhythm is a silly little iOS thing that's a lot of fun to play with. I created the above corgi music video with it. I've already recommended it to you, but I'm giving you another push now as it's free today. Harmonix...

Destructoid tries GamerFood gaming snacks

Dec 08 // Dale North
How does GamerFood taste? The sunflower seeds are a miss with their lack of flavor, but the cashews are fine (but a bit plain), and the peanuts are actually pretty good. Out of all of them the Nuts of Destruction, with their ancho chili/lime flavor, surprised me. I was expecting too much salt and some bitterness, but they didn't kill them with flavor, and I didn't hate them. Overall, they're nuts. Flavored, enhanced nuts. As for the game-enhancing claims on the packaging and marketing, we would never be able to test these with any kind of serious approach, nor would we try. GamerFood says that their snacks can increase performance, improve concentration, and give faster reaction times. Of course, there's the disclaimer that individual results may vary. My results varied. My lazy afternoon will have to serve as a test. Here's how it went: I ate a lot of each of the three flavors, and then played Super Mario 3D Land and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, followed by my favorite golf PC MMO, Pangya United. I got stuck finding coins in Mario (again), got frustrated with the camera and combat in Zelda (again), and dominated in a few rounds of Pangya (again). That's a pretty standard gaming day for me. I wasn't a better gamer today after eating GamerFood. That said, there's ingredients in these nuts that seems to be doing something. I would say that I feel a bit more wound up than usual after eating. Alert? Maybe. But 'wired' would be a better word. There's a notable buzz that still lingers some hours later. It's a pronounced feeling. Maybe I ate too many nuts. Look, you're going to eat whatever you normally eat while gaming. For me that's green tea and sometimes M&Ms. For others its beer and Cheez-Its. It may just be me, don't see a lot of gamers going out of their way to eat snacks that are marketed toward them. I also don't see a lot of gamers buying into the claims that these nuts will enhance their game. That said, if nuts are a part of your snacking habit while gaming and you need to step up your energy level, these GamerFood snacks might do the trick. 
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Do you remember us telling you about GamerFood? It's a new line of snacks designed for gamers. We were curious so we ordered some to try out. The results of this test can be found in the above video. No animals were harmed i...

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Pachter: Wii U is not a 'next generation' console


Oct 11
// Dale North
Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter calls Nintendo's upcoming Wii U console ambitious, but he doesn't feel that it's a true "next generation" offering. "The Wii U is a pretty ambitious undertaking," Pachter told Industr...
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I don't have as much to say about Power A's Mini Pro line as I did about their hand cooling Air Flo line, but I did want to let you know that they're ideal for small-handed people.  The stand PS3 controller is fine for m...

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Dale North is Destructoid's new Editor-in-Chief


Oct 03
// Dale North
You may have heard last month, but it's official as of today, October 3: I am taking over as Destructoid's Editor-in-Chief. What happened to Nick Chester? Today he should be in Boston, starting his first day of work at H...
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My corgi has been Simified! The Sims 3 Pets is coming


Sep 27
// Dale North
[Update: I'm told that the Corgi breed will be in the final game!] To help promote the new Create-a-Pet tool for the The Sims 3 Pets, my very own Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Einstein, was Simified! They took pictures of my bel...
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TGS: Vita features shown in detail, corgis featured!


Sep 14
// Dale North
At today's Sony TGS press conference some of the capabilities and features of the PS Vita were shown off in greater detail than ever before. Corgis were featured throughout in the demonstration, making me giggle the whole tim...
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Destructoid's readership as portrayed by Corgis


Jul 22
// Dale North
This is you, Destructoid. This is the before.  Hit the jump to see the after.

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