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Katamari Damacy

Close out Earth Day with a little Katamari Damacy


Wake up the King
Apr 22
Chris gave a nod to Final Fantasy's Geomancer in honor of Earth Day, which I thought was an original choice. It got me thinking about games that are ever so vaguely related to the celebration. I'm sure you have one in mind. ... read
Final Fantasy

A tribute to everyone's favorite Earth-friendly Final Fantasy job


Thanks, Geomancer
Apr 22
When you're playing Final Fantasy, it's easy to gravitate towards certain marquee jobs. A White Mage for example. Everyone needs a healer, right? You gotta have a Black Mage too. Oh, and a tank, like a Warrior or a Dark Knigh... read
New Year's Eve games

What game will you ring in the New Year with?


Or do you prefer to watch balls drop?
Dec 31
New Year's Eve was always my favorite holiday growing up. Not only were there yummy snacks galore at whatever party my parents dragged me to each year, but the adults were normally so preoccupied with drinking and pretending ... read
Night In The Woods

Lost Constellation is a pay-what-you-want Night In The Woods ghost story


'Hello!' Interested in a coffin?'
Dec 28
The success of Night In The Woods on Kickstarter once again proved that the best way to win at crowd funding is to create something that people actively want to lob on to their own image/identity. So many games on Kikcstarter... read
Steam Auction

Recycle your unwanted Steam junk to bid on games (Update)


Time to clear out trading cards, backgrounds, and emoticons
Dec 11
[Update: The auction has been temporarily shut down, most likely due to the incredible amount of Gem Sacks that were being sold on the marketplace, driving the cost down and inflating the auctions. There are suspicions that u... read
Wolfenstein card

Wolfenstein's Deathshead looks like a creepy uncle in this Christmas card


The creepiest?
Dec 03
I'm a total sucker for the holiday season. Christmas cards, particularly those featuring creepy-ass uncanny-valley videogame men wearing festive sweaters, are no exception. In the hope that I'm not alone, I had to share this ... read
Amazon deals

Amazon's gearing up for Black Friday with some cheap games and sexy TVs


There's plenty more to come
Nov 22
Black Friday seems to get here earlier and earlier every year. Recently, retailers pushed the annual shopping extravaganza to Thanksgiving evening. This year, Amazon's prepping the masses for massive savings with a week of ro... read

Nintendo announces five new Fall hardware bundles


Wi U and 2DS bundles
Aug 29
Nintendo announced five new hardware bundles for this Fall season this morning. The Super Mario 3D World Deluxe Set launches in mid-September. For $299 you'll get the Wii U Deluxe Set, Super Mario 3D World, and Nintendo Land.... read
Holidays

Are you playing anything special for Memorial Day?


Let's hear it
May 26
Long weekends are the best weekends. Are you playing anything of particular importance today? Even if you're not, that's fine too! We've all got backlogs. Even the mighty Chris Carter. For me, it'll be more Advance Wars -- go... read
Spread the love
It's Valentine's Day, which means there may be someone in your life that you feel excited (or obligated) to show how much you love them, most likely with candy, cards, or some other physical things. It's a holiday designed to... read feature

PvZ

Plants vs. Zombies 2 celebrates Feastivus this week


Brains?
Dec 23
Ever since getting partway through its final world, I've been ignoring Plants vs. Zombies 2 -- but Plants vs. Zombies 2 has not been ignoring me. Those push notifications haven't compelled me to return yet, though PopCap's p... read
Scrolls gift copies

Owners of Mojang's Scrolls can gift a copy to a friend


'Tis the season
Dec 19
If you own Mojang's Scrolls, you will be able to give a copy to a friend as a gift this holiday season. All you need to do is log into your Mojang account, and click on the "Send to a friend" button. A code will be sent to th... read
The Yule Lads

EVE devs dress up as Yule Lads to hand out presents


Iceland must be weird
Dec 19
I love CCP. They are a bunch of crazy guys, and every time they come out with a video it's always bizarre and amazing. To celebrate the holiday's in EVE Online, the guys at CCP are giving out in-game gifts on an advent calan... read

How the Viscera Cleanup Detail saved Christmas


The night St. Nicholas flipped
Dec 16
Certainly one of the strangest releases of 2013, Viscera Cleanup Detail now has a holiday-themed version available for purchase on Steam, Santa's Rampage. Set in the workshop at the North Pole, players must clean the ca... read
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... read feature

Black Friday Games

Deal North: Black Friday software deals galore!


I hope you have some money left!
Nov 28
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... read
Deal North: Hardware

Deal North: Black Friday hardware buyer's guide


Consoles, portables, and accessories
Nov 28
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... read
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... read feature

Deals: download games

Deal North: Pre-Black Friday downloadable games deals


Lots of downloads discounted
Nov 27
[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... read
Black Friday

Amazon's Black Friday videogame sales calendar revealed


Get ready for the madness!
Nov 24
For those giddy to get their holiday savings on, Amazon has released their upcoming Black Friday calendar for crazy videogame sales. Kicking it off tomorrow, November 25 at 5:10 am PST, is a Skylanders Giants portal owner pac... read
3DS holiday commercial

3DS holiday ad will make you wish you were a kid again


I wish I had the opportunity to grow up with a 3DS
Nov 18
I've always been a fan of Nintendo's advertising, from Pokemon's link trading commercials to Wayne Brady rapping about Wii Party U -- it's always been spot on. Don't question my unironic love for Wayne Brady. I suppose it co... read
Special Ouya

Limited holiday edition Ouya comes in white


Appropriate for something you'll never touch
Nov 18
Ouya is trying its damnedest to appeal to those looking to put a little gaming under their tree this holiday. Today, a special, exclusive holiday edition of the console has been announced which comes in bright, white case and... read
Nintendo Mall Tour

Nintendo to show off games in nationwide mall tour


Let's go to the mall!
Nov 18
Nintendo's taking to the road this holiday shopping season, embarking on a 23-stop mall tour across the United States, to get families hooked on the idea of bringing gaming home for Christmas. They're bringing a whole lot of ... read
The Dtoid staff weighs in
The holidays are quickly approaching and so are two brand spankin' new consoles. It's already one of the craziest times of the year to buy things, and both Sony and Microsoft are only adding to the chaos. How does one even pr... read feature

Black Friday

Here are a bunch of Black Friday ads with videogames


They have some deals
Nov 12
I abhor everything to do with Black Friday since I worked in retail for nine years, but if you are the type of person willing to stand in line at the mall at 6 PM on Thanksgiving, then you might be interested in these ads. Go... read

Help us shape our Holiday Gift Guide!


Tell us what you want to see this year
Nov 07
It's that time of the year again where we start finalizing all the hottest and coolest stuff we want to nab for the holidays. New consoles are upon us, there's a ton of great games to get, and there's plenty of other cool gad... read
Steam sales

Steam sale dates might have leaked on Reddit


Christmas is all about buying games for yourself
Nov 06
A screenshot of an email to a Steam developer has made its way way onto Reddit, and the email shows that the Steam Holiday Sale will start on December 19th and run until January 2nd. The email clearly says that the developer ... read

Wii U gets a Skylanders holiday bundle


Launches Nov. 15 for $299
Oct 25
A new Wii U bundle for this holiday season packs in a Skylanders SWAP Force starter pack for a nice all-in-one gift idea. Set to launch on November 15 for $299.99, this bundle comes with a white Wii U, the Skylanders SWAP For... read

What are you dressing up as for Halloween?


Here's some potential last-minute videogame-themed costumes you could get
Oct 11
Got your Halloween costumes yet? No? Well you still have some time to get something, and Halloween Costumes has a ton of different outfits for sale. There's a ton of videogame related designs up, ranging from Master Chief,&nb... read

AvP: Evolution is all about Valentine's lovin'


Xenomorphs and Predators can get along after all!
Feb 13
Okay, so Aliens fans were let down this week by a certain game, but interactive Xenomorph entertainment is always on the horizon, and iOS users have AvP: Evolution to look forward to. The only way is up from here! But we've g... read
Valentine's Day

Naughty Dog melts hearts with Valentine's Day cards


Brock the Brick is amazing
Feb 12
Oh shoot! Valentine's Day is coming up soon! If you haven't been bombarded with advertisements already, consider this batch of cards from Naughty Dog your official reminder. The studio has Uncharted- and The Last of Us-themed... read
Christmas with Sonic

Spend Christmas with Sonic in this sweet short film


A belated Christmas treat
Jan 02
It's a little late, but here's a sweet Christmas movie about Sonic and his insufferable friends. Sonic visits home for the holidays, and everyone sits around swapping popular Yuletide tales with Sega characters inserted. Eve... read






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