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[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 ...
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...
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 ...
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 cou...
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...
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 Than...
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 i...
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 experi...
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 ...
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 Y...
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 is...
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...
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 ...
The WiiHelm by ThinkGeek is a great April Fool's Day joke in so many ways. The item even fooled Dave Rudden, an editor at Games.net, who was ready to put down $25 for the accessory when he was greeted by a "Fooled yo...
Are you still looking for your Nintendo Wii, only to find barren shelves and frowny faces? Are you still rabidly determined to purchase the system despite the naysayers? Well, our highly efficient Destructoid robot webscanner...
HarrasmentPanda spotted an ironic deal on CheapAssGamer for hardcore gamers obsessed with reading about games we'll see in 6 months (if we're lucky): You can now subscribe to the #1 Japanese game mag Famitsu via Amaz...
Love Destructoid and Also Cocks? Here's an opportunity to tell the world confuse the hell out of anyone that happens to walk past you. Your demented friends at Destructoid are professionally silkscreening a batch of shirt...
If Gametap is the whore of video game content delivery, then Richard Branson's unfortunately named AWOMO (A World of My Own) is the new kid on the block. This poor, dumpy kid will inevitably get beat up, even though it...
Fanboys will have a field day with Amazon's public Top 25 video game sales list, which is completely overrun by Nintendo products. Among the usual suspects from the Wii camp is one strange surprise -- the SUPER NINTENDO i...
Coleco has launched a rebranded dirt-cheap portable console called the PlayPal, which retails for $20 at Target. It's flimsy as can be, but packs a near 3 inch screen and runs twenty classic Sega Master System and Game ...
Neil sees an eyeball and he wants to paint it blackNo colors anymore Neil wants them to turn blackNeil sees the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothesNeil posts his art on Etsy until his darkness goesThis is an origi...
Some online retailer I've never heard of, DVD Empire, has come out and said they're going to stop selling video games and they got a few reasons as to why. Take a look at their list of complaints. See something intere...
If you're sick of waiting for good NES games on your Wii Virtual Console (you know, Ninja Gaiden, Super Mario Brothers 3, Mega Man 2 -- not Urban Champion) and are sick of the fortune you're slowly spending on points...
Retail-Sucks has a hilarious story about a woman trying to find a certain Nintendo game for Xbox 360. This mom must have a lot of faith in her kids, because she gave one EB Games employee hell just because her son said that ...
I woke up at the crack of dawn this morning to buy a Wii for my dad. He's been playing stuff like Bases Loaded on his NES forever now because he finds everything else too complicated. Judging by the other moms and dads w...
The magazine publishing industry needs your help. Actually, it doesn't -- it needs you to forget that video game news is not readily available and more current on the internet. It also needs you to muster up that nostalgi...
While rumors of a Nintendo Wii fifty dollar price drop have been brewing since the holidays, nothing has quite yet materialized. We can't imagine they'd do so anytime soon with the high demand on the item. In any case...
She's got spunk. She's curls. She's got scarves! Scarves, people! Expensive hand crocheted Nintendo designs that, and I quote "were made my hands and imagination". A graduate of the Sixaxis school of in...
Oh, Mylanta! Call me conservative, but the last thing I want near my next-gen hardware is a fat naked dude's hairy testicles. That's just how I was raised, no offense. Unfortunately we failed at properly stalking Jedd...
Surfing the listings at eBay, you'll see hundreds of auctions that are just tricks to rip idiot buyers off. The favorite trick of... I'd say clever sellers, but if the buyers took a minute to read the details of the a...
It appears as though Best Buy has slashed the price on, what I feel, is the best game on the Xbox 360 right now, Rainbow Six: Vegas. I'm not sure how long this sale will last, but you might as well try to get it while it...
There's never been a faster way to get your ass kicked and waste money than the Dolce and Gabbana Mario fanboy shirt, available at Saks Fifth Avenue for the overpaid white collar gamers with a wanton propensity to buy nam...
MTV's Game Week recently featured a inside look into the seedy underworld of Chinese gold farming: the MMO sweatshops that produce all of the gold and rare items up for grabs by online brokers. The highlight is an IGE bus...
Had trouble finding Wiis locally? Don't bother with your neighborhood Circuit City unless you're sleeping on the sidewalk. The e-commerce mogul recently announced an online-only post-Christmas bundle ... which (no sur...
You've seen the video. If you flip an Xbox 360 on its side while it's running, you can pretty much kiss your game goodbye. The console is emo like that. That said, I was rather amused at spin Gamefly gave this console...
This morning I set out to purchase a PS3 for our contest winner of the month, Matthew in the UK. Our neighboring Europeans can't buy the damn things for another 3 months so he's more than happy to get an NTSC version ...
2006 was without a doubt one of the biggest, if not the best ever, years in video game history. We had three incredible consoles bankrupt us, a plethora of great games on every available console, fantastic handheld gaming opt...
As most of you well know, Nintendo unleashed their Opera-powered Internet browser today to Wii owners -- for free. And, oh man, I'm glad that thing is free. So far, I couldn't play anything with flash (no YTMNDs mak...
As if organizing a stack of PS3 boxes into "Wii Rox!" isn't humiliating enough, team Woot defecates on the abilities of the PS3 while simultaneously selling them and somehow manage to sell all of them within an ...
In a recent report, Forbes sheds some interesting light on the topic of game pricing -- for those of you in possession of inquiring minds. According to them, the $60 price tag that Xbox 360 games are now proudly sporting is ...