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Bandai Namco

Bandai Namco Europe just opened an official online store

Hey you, European Bandai Namco fans, do you want to buy some physical stuff to do with games you like? Well, Bandai Namco Europe just launched an online store where you can buy all sorts of online goodies. To celebrate the site's launch, yo...

 
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Black Friday

Here are a bunch of Black Friday ads with videogames

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. GottaDeal.com hav...

 
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Bethesda Shop

Get Skyrim shirts from the official Bethesda store

Bethesda now has an official shop where you can buy a good-sized and varied selection of merchandise related to Skyrim, Dishonored, Fallout, Doom, Quake, and Wolfenstein. Everything from t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, figurines, lithographs, and ...

 
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Vita price drop

Sony announces a price drop for PS Vita in Japan

Opening this early morning's PlayStation Vita Japanese streaming event, Sony announced a price drop for Vita. The new price of 19,980 yen comes out to about $200 USD for both the WiFi and 3G models. Again, this is for Japan right now. This ...

 
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Nintendo's Holiday Mall Experience kicks off Nov 19

Are you going to the mall later, that's what I'm asking. Aside from Billy Madison, Nintendo would also like you to go to the mall and check out their Wii U (and 3DS). They're bringing a roadshow all over the country in their Holiday Mall Ex...

 
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Old Navy to give shopping bonus: New Super Mario Bros. U

Getting videogames at a clothing store? How weird is that? Line up early at Old Navy on November 23 and buy at least $40 in merchandise and you'll have the chance to nab a free copy of Wii U title New Super Mario Bros. U. And if you don't h...

 
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Fangamer brings back Mother 3 book, has other cool shizz

I haven't finished my Christmas shopping yet. That wouldn't be a problem if I still did the brick-and-mortar thing, but I've gone completely digital. Thus, I am at the mercy of the combined forces of the United States Postal Service and Fed...

 
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Japan's Super Potato has got all the bomb frostings

Any gamer with an interest in visiting Japan will most undoubtedly be aware of Super Potato, the famous retro game store in Tokyo's Akihabara shopping district. You might have even sen a few videos that tour the joint, but one more ain't g...

 
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[Update: Congratulations CH Josh of Audobon, NJ, you're the guy!  We'll start another contest soon.  What prize would you like to see next?  PS Vita?  Kindle Fire?  New tube socks? Sound off in the co...   read

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Coupon: Take $10 off three mint-condition RPG classics

Have you tried Shop.Destructoid.com yet?  It's a place where you can sell or buy used and new games at dirt-cheap prices without having to put on pants and fight mini-mall traffic. If you happen to be a classic RPG nut or an OCD collec...

 
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Deals and coupon codes from the Destructoid Show

Missed a deal from the Destructoid Show? Don't worry, we've got 'em all right here. Take your pick!

 
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Last call: Mr. Destructoid Bobbleheads on sale

Update: We have sold out.  What's in stock now?  New T-Shirts, posters, stickers, beanie hats, and thangs  

 
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Wondercon 11: Angry Birds crap is everywhere

It's subtle.  First, you'll spot a little red cardinal here under a Narutard's arm.  Then suddenly a wookie will be carrying a pig ... and so is Spiderman ... and that hipster girl over there is wearing a shirt that says "Nerdy Bi...

 
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If you're picking up a Nintendo 3DS at launch, you're likely suffering anxiety over which game to buy along with it. Let's face it: the 3DS launch line up isn't littered with winners.With more than ten launch titles available...   read

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Stocking stuffer games under $20 on Amazon today

It's been a big week of deals from Amazon, what with their whole "Prelude to Black Friday" thing going on. Earlier in the week, the retailer did a huge sale of games under twenty dollars that had a lot of fantastic bargains. Today, they're ...

 
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Here is K-Mart's Black Friday ad

Yet another retailer has tossed their hat into the ring, hoping to win the affection of you and your wallet this coming Black Friday. K-Mart's ad is available for viewing. There isn't anything in the ad that would make it a first stop for m...

 
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The Xbox 360 "Slim" was arguably the biggest news in an otherwise dreary Microsoft press conference. With the sleeker, smaller model comes a little bit of news about the aged, dusty, old Xboxes that nobody cares about anymore...   read

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Crazy-pretty: Sakura Wars getting hot preorder art books

[As posted on Japanator] Are you planning to buy Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love for the PS2 or Wii this March? Haha! I kid, of course you are planning to buy it. However, decisions must still be made for exactly which version of Sakura Wars ...

 
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Coinciding with the release of Windows 7, Microsoft has opened their very first Microsoft Store in the Scottsdale Fashion Square mall in Scottsdale, Arizona. People camped out overnight in sixty degree temperatures (brrr!) to...   read

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Eye of Judgment with PlayStation Eye: $30 at Walmart

Look, I'm a blogger for a living. It's a fun life and all, but I can't say that I'm rolling in cash come payday (no offense, boss). So, for the day-to-day needs of my life, I visit the Walmart location nearest my house, as I did this day fo...

 
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Breaking! Free Destructoid shirts for the ladies while they last

Time to clean house!  Nerdyshirts is closing out the last of our 08' Destructoid skull & crossbones shirts for $5 plus shipping (all men's sizes are sold out, sorry!) but here's how to get it for free: To get the coupon just copy a...

 
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Going into those little hole in the mall GameStop stores leaves much to be desired. Some are so small that you're likely to knock sh*t off the shelves just walking through it. It's also sometimes difficult to find what you're...   read

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Discountoid: Cyber Monday 2008

Just in case you didn’t max out all your credit cards on Black Friday, online retailers have fabricated a new bastion of American consumerism in recent years: “Cyber Monday.” It’s the Monday after Thanksgiving, and w...

 
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Black Friday at SplitReason - 20% off all Destructoid swag, today only

Buy our crap!  I'm happy to announce that our T-shirt supplier SplitReason is having a 20% off sale today on all Destructoid merch. including our new Kamikaze shirt (pictured) and the RetroforceGO! shirt (now available in Baby-T for th...

 
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Rumortoid: MGS 4 pre-order bots responsible for Amazon downtime

Today was quite possibly the worst day for Amazon to experience downtime. Planned to be the day that Amazon began accepting pre-orders for the Metal Gear Solid 4 80 GB PS3 bundle, everything fell apart when Amazon experienced some seri...

 
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Nintendo: Wii has a shelf life of one hour

It was hard to obtain Nintendo's Wii in 2006, but even now it is hard to come across a Nintendo Wii in a retail store. There's still a crazy demand and a shortage of hardware. Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime told Wired.com in an interview that ...

 
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Play-Asia announces Year of the Rat sale, free consoles to be won

Play-Asia and my bank account should be connected by a direct wire -- or perhaps an IV tube would be a more accurate choice. I can't begin to tabulate how much of my money they've spirited away, but thanks to their upcoming Year of the Rat ...

 
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Japan braces for a Super Smash Bros. Brawl brawl due to shortages

If a delay didn't hurt enough, reports of a shortage of copies of Super Smash Bros. Brawl should have Japanese gamers clutching their chest and their reserve tickets.Our sister site Japanator points to a couple of shortage issues that have ...

 
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Toys R Us rewards you for buying Mario Galaxy with a $25 Gift Card

As some of you may already know, Toys R Us is tempting customers with the promise of a $25 Gift Card if you purchase Super Mario Galaxy at one of their retail stores. If you're going to get it (and you aren't already standing in a line some...

 
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PSP $169 price drop. Idea: keep waiting

A variety of sources with more child labor than us are reporting that the PSP will drop to $169 tomorrow, making it still $50 more expensive than the world's most succesful video game console ever. Talk about a tough act to follow! ...

 

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Dangus Taargus

I just spent an hour setting my Steam Controller to treat only the bottom half of my DS emulator window as a mouse zone for the touchscreen in a Big Picture It kinda works better than I thought it but still doesnt really feel

 
KnickKnackMyWack

People seem pretty insistent on the idea that Zelda NX will be vastly superior to Wii why? When OoT was ported to GCN all it had was Master TP on Wii was almost no different from Unless its a remaster it wont be significantly

 
Gundy

Im gonna miss I never enjoyed getting my ass handed to me so

 
Torchman

God damn I want to be so mad at how little screen time Gunbuster itself has gotten and the pacing of the But then I find out Gunbuster is a combination And then it gets a hype battle versus an YOURE TEARING ME APART GAINAX

 
Memolestas

Ive been working a lot in YOLO Animals, but peoples responses worth it:) Take a look at the game:

 
ACESandElGHTS

In celebration of my finally having finished MGS V: full motion Quiet/ Stefanie Joosten

 
siddartha85

I didnt expect to like Overwatch this Anybody else using Lucio? Im shocked at how much I now enjoy using He seemed so lame at But hes secretly

 
CoilWhine

Played and streamed some more Yakuza 3 (that shibe is so cute!), made a few memes for YouTube but nothing really

 
Torchman

When your title mech doesnt show up for over half the shows length, maybe, juuuust MAYBE, you shouldve had more Too rushed for some moments to have any real Mechs been pretty badass so far

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Im physically/emotionally exhausted and fed up with

 
Parismio

Since I now have Runbow, it occurs to me that no one has mentioned its new DLC and that Lilac from Freedom Planet is a free character!

 
Sr Churros

Saw this on Twitter, had to share

 
Sarah Jane Farron

:( Today has been pretty bad for Really dislike Nioh and stuck with terrible players on my teams on both Overwatch and TF2 with the latter taking an hour to figure out how to launch it without it I say! Sleep and onwards to tomorrow!

 
Pixie The Fairy

Thing Im trying to sort from the Avengers movies: Everyone is absolved for succumbing to mind control except for Tony And Scarlett Witch sends Hulk to terrorize a Loki gets out of warping minds with a But hes my brothe from

 
Parismio

Alright i got two codes Wiiu versions of affordable space adventures and Shante: Pirates Curse

 
Nathan D

Oh shit, its only

 
worm jerky

Just discovered the Yakuza series after buying 5 on sale and finally putting some real time in with 4, which I got with PSPlus a while Now I dont even care about anything else its like Im trapped in Yakuzaville!!

 
AvtrSpirit

While debate rages on over who is best waifu and best robotu in Overwatch, its abundantly clear that Hanzo is best

 
lewness

Was nervous because I thought you botched getting the Morion Blade if you didnt get Yuria to talk about Orbeck before finishing the Usurpation Turns out you can still do I did do it right after killing Dragonslayer so that helped?

 
Madoka Malika

done with all my classes for the semester! SUMMER TIME IS FINALLY HERE!!

 
Mike Wallace

I cant seem to summon up any interest in I like the look, the music, the upbeat approach, and Road Hog is my kinda But I just dont feel All I see is another Titanfall, another Heroes of the

 
Lawman

Current status:

 
Jinx 01

PSA the May 5th Open Beta of Overwatch seems to have already started, at least on Though so far Ive only done the tutorial

 
AvtrSpirit

OnlyWatch no more! At least not until Monday :D

 
Parismio

Got codes for Shantae Pirates curse for 3DS and Affordable space adventures, and retro city rampage for the

 
SeymourDuncan17

This is my cover photo on Facebook and it makes me smile

 
OverlordZetta

Star Wars Episode Red: Coming Soon!

 
Torchman

That feeling when you get 100% on the semester long project, meaning you got 100% for the entire

 
Sarah Jane Farron

I tried the Nioh demo and I just dislike it so I love the idea but I feel like the execution is so Takes what From Software does right and makes it Some love it but for me, its so flawed I feel its Nothing positive for

 

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