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Call of Duty: Black Ops III Juggernog edition with mini-fridge is sold out


Way cooler than a plastic armband
Jul 10
// Jed Whitaker
Did you want to pay $200 for a tiny fridge that comes with a free copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops III? Well sorry, it looks like you missed your chance as the Juggernog Edition is sold out at basically every online retailer i...
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We're giving away 5 copies!
CONTEST OVER! WINNERS NOTIFIED BY COMMENT OR PM. THANKS! Courtesy of DLCompare.com, we have five copies of Batman: Arkham Knight to give away on Steam! To win, simply leave a comment below! We will select five winners at...

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and the Duracell Car Pack!
Excited by what Microsoft showed off at E3 but need an Xbox? Like Forza Horizon 2 but don't own it yet? Have both, but want an awesome car pack for free? Well then, I have a contest for you! To celebrate the release of the Du...

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Giveaway: Diablo + Skin for HotS!


Free stuff for your face!
Jun 05
// Mike Martin
[Update: I am still going. It's slow yes, I apologize for that. This turned out to be more complicated than I anticipated and I didn't ask for help to do it. Don't blame anyone but me for that. I am devoting almost all my fre...
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Who's that Pokemon?
Everyone loves good teas. Green teas, black teas, barley teas (the best tea despite not technically being tea), Charles Barkley teas. Well, how about an E3 badge teas? I will stop the unfunny joke now. The stretch was steep. ...

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Mmmmm colors....
Our friends at Accessory Power have an ENHANCE GX-M1 High Precision 6-Button Optical Gaming Mouse to give away to one of our lucky readers! She's definitely a looker to boot! For a chance at winning, just leave a comment belo...

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Sony

Tickets for Sony's E3 Experience events available now


What are you waiting for? GO GO GO!
May 28
// Vikki Blake
Tickets for Sony's free E3 Experience events have gone live. Theaters across North America will be live-streaming Sony's E3 press conference, as well as showing an exclusive thirty minute post-show interview. There'll be Sony...
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Sony

Experience E3 2015 with PlayStation


All US states are represented, plus three Canadian cities
May 22
// Vikki Blake
Sony will be rolling out the PlayStation E3 Experience to more theaters in more states than ever before. In a recent PlayStation blog post, Sony confirmed that the free event -- starting at 6pm PT on June 15 -- will...
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Club Nintendo closing

Tomorrow's the last day to earn Club Nintendo Coins


I couldn't afford Kid Icarus: Uprising, dang it all
Mar 30
// Jordan Devore
I'm still mentally preparing myself for a world without Club Nintendo. The long-running rewards service will no longer exist as of July 1, 2015, but there's a much more immediate date we also need to keep in mind: March 31. T...

Contest: Win a copy of Saints Row IV: Re-Elected & Gat Out Of Hell

Mar 16 // Mike Martin
Codes are valid for North American regions. To watch my brother and I create co-op chaos, check out the official Destructoid Twitch channel on Wednesdays @ 10pm PST and my own Twitch channel throughout the week. Cheers and good luck everyone! Contest ends March 23rd @ 11:59pm PST. Winners will be announced and notified by 3/27/15. And remember, our Huge Members get automatic entry into all contests (and double entries if you enter one manually), exclusive beta code giveaways for upcoming games, newsletters direct from the staff, ad-free browsing, and more! And most of all, your $3 a month helps directly support the site you love. Try us out!
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Free stuff from our friends at Deep Silver!
CONTEST OVER AS OF MONDAY 3/23/15 Winners: Charlietime (XB1) and Dtoidgamer69 (PS4) Thanks to Ryan and Will from Deep Silver, we have two copies of the Saints Row IV: Re-Elected/Gat out of Hell bundle to give away to you folk...

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Club Nintendo Japan

Cool Mario Kart 8 soundtrack, Club Nintendo Japan


If there's a smile on face, it's only there trying to fool the public
Feb 24
// Jordan Devore
Club Nintendo Japan has added some new rewards including a two-disc CD soundtrack for Mario Kart 8, a Majora's Mask jigsaw puzzle, and a lil Blooper shirt. You can squeeze into it, if you want. There's also a tentative listin...
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Club Nintendo

Club Nintendo's 3DS game cases are stylish


The t-shirt, not so much
Dec 24
// Jordan Devore
Club Nintendo has more physical rewards available: two 3DS game cases sporting some cool (and varied!) artwork, and an NES Remix 2 t-shirt featuring Samus in the Mushroom Kingdom. Nintendo 3DS Game Card Case - Pikmin / Super...
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#ScarfGate

There is a way to get the Hyrule Warriors scarf in North America


But you're not going to like it
Sep 09
// Jordan Devore
In Japan, there's a Hyrule Warriors collector's edition that comes with a scarf, among other trinkets like a miniature treasure chest. Europe is getting the limited-edition scarf, too. North America? Well, we're technically g...
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PAX

The Costume Quest 2 PAX Collector's Challenge sounds fun


It wouldn't be PAX without buttons
Aug 26
// Jordan Devore
Midnight City is hosting a Costume Quest 2 'Trick or Treat' Collector's Challenge at PAX Prime later this week and it's going to be worth setting some time aside for if you're looking to score swag. Essentially, you'll need t...
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Here's our haul from this year's expo
Best swag of E3 2014? There's the usual t-shirts, posters, stickers, and other stuff that gets handed out. Forget that. Atlus' Teddy-centric Persona bags were where it was at this year. Those Splatoon squids were nice, too. But condoms? Oh, E3.

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Club Nintendo

Club Nintendo physical rewards return with sweet Mario and Luigi pouches


Let's get physical, physical
May 13
// Brittany Vincent
If you've been saving up your precious coins at Club Nintendo for some sweet physical rewards since the reward redemption area on the official Club Nintendo page was undergoing renovations, you're in luck. The physical goodie...
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This Jazzpunk communist breakfast cereal is amazing


Part of this compliant breakfast
Feb 05
// Max Scoville
One of the difficulties with comedy is that describing or paraphrasing a joke frequently makes it cease to be funny, so it's hard to convey Jazzpunk's charm without completely squashing its humor in the process. However,...

Contest: It's BlizzCon in a box!

Oct 25 // Mr Andy Dixon
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Throw your own BlizzCon viewing party courtesy of your friends at Dtoid
[Update: Contest over! Winners are Cryoxene, Bigbear40s, HammerShark, Swishiee, Benny Disco, Occams electric toothbrush, OpiumHerz, TheCiderMan, Verxl, GirlyKittyBoy, ninjapresident, jadaris, AngeliquePretty, and Natalie Kipp...

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Zelda

Pre-order Zelda in the UK for a mini musical chest


Ta-da-da-daaa!
Oct 14
// Jordan Devore
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is shaping up to be something special. I don't think many of us 3DS owners need much convincing, but if so, take a look at the pre-order bonus UK retailer GAME is offering: a miniatu...
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Show us your RPG collection and take home an awesome prize
[Update: Contest over! Winners are Charlietime, neonoxide, iwasabunny, Tim Douglas, and Shadowfox!] In celebration of the launch of Shin Megami Tensei IV stateside, our friends at Atlus have given us three signed SMT IV E3 po...

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Random gamer and geek gear to your door
[Update: Contest over! Winners are Lee Stokes, dlconor16, ChillyBilly, Nek, and Drunkus. Check your PMs, people!] During E3 I was lucky enough to hang out with Loot Crate, a service that sends you a gamer-and-geek themed ass...

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Here is your E3 Badge artwork


Dragon's Crown all up in your business
Jun 09
// Niero Gonzalez
We're pleased to announce that Atlus is the E3 badge holder sponsor this year, so fifty-thousand people will have magical controversial breasts on their own chests -- and have a chance to meet the man whose vision made Dragon...
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Go be a play tester for Bethesda


Get free stuff and play games before release
May 03
// Dale North
Bethesda is looking for play testers in the Dallas area. If you're down in the dirty south, apply so that you might be one of the gamers invited to Bethesda's Play Test Lab. They're looking to use player feedback at this lab ...
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Creative Gaming PR

You've gotta love a postcard that tries to eat you


Carnivorous greetings
Mar 20
// Niero Gonzalez
I was befuddled when I received a mysterious postcard from Uruguay. Who do I know in Uruguay? The envelope felt thick, so I was anxious to see what was inside. The contents were increasingly peculiar: an outstretched han...
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NECA

Team Fortress 2 Pyro and Demoman figures released


Toy maker NECA partnering with Valve
Jan 30
// Alasdair Duncan
I'm not the type of guy that has action figures lying about the house; my He-Man and Thundercats figures are up in the attic safely gathering dust for their revival in a younger generations' hands. But I'm real tempted to get...
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This 25th Anniversary Mega Man lanyard is a thing


Straight from Capcom
Jan 05
// Chris Carter
What better way to celebrate your love of Mega Man than wearing this odd, neon green lanyard around your neck? Or something like that. You can pre-order the lanyard here for the fairly pricey $9.95, and you'll also ...

Offbeat Hall of Fame: Nintendo Super Power Supplies

Dec 09 // Tony Ponce
It's easy to forget just how great we have it these days. In the early 90s, aside from the rare Mario or Sonic merch, there was next to nothing on store shelves to feed our gaming appetites when we weren't actually playing games. The Internet has helped to turn the once isolated gaming community into a powerful network linked via cyberspace. Serving such people is as simple as making goods available anywhere. If it exists, we'll find it. This is why digital storefronts like Fangamer and Meat Bun can be so successful. Literally anything you may want in order to express your gaming passion, from toys to music to clothing to the odd bit of paraphernalia, can be yours with a quick Google search and a few mouse clicks. Toss it all in a virtual basket and punch in a credit card number or PayPal password, and within a week your newest gadget or fashion statement will be in your hands. Back in the 90s, ordering anything from the comfort of your home meant suffering the dreaded six-to-eight-week delivery period. If you phoned in your order, you might shave a week or two off that delivery time. Either way, you were waiting at least a full month before anything arrived. By then you probably forgot you had ordered anything at all! On the flip side, coming home to a strange parcel on your doorstep was a little like Christmas. You wondered, what could it be? It's only when you saw the sender's address that you remembered what it was, then you tore open the box like a feverish child. There's nothing quite like being pleasantly surprised by something you forgot was coming in the mail. Nintendo Power's Super Power Supplies catalog was really something out of a young Nintendo child's wildest fantasies. In many ways, it was the precursor to Club Nintendo. Only you spent real money instead of virtual coins. And there was more stuff to buy. And the selection wasn't shit. After launching in 1994, new editions of the catalog would arrive seasonally, swapping out older items with newer ones that ranged from practical to downright strange. I mean, there was a 6.5' Donkey Kong Country inflatable raft shaped like a giant banana! I would love to meet the dude who still has one of those stuffed away in his garage! Of course, there were always items to help with your ever-growing NP library -- plastic protectors, magazine binders and racks, and a full suite of Player's Guides. For your hardware storage needs, you had travel bags for handhelds, organizers for home consoles, and cases to keep the dust out of loose game cartridges. Nintendo gave us the means to fortify our gaming collection against any and all types of damage and degradation. I paid an extra close eye on the available soundtracks. To this day, physical game albums are treated as a pointless novelty by most Western publishers, while Japan gets CDs for even the crappiest of C-grade filth. Nintendo seems especially averse to selling its music -- we're lucky that the Super Mario Galaxy games got the full CD treatment, but it still took a lot of teeth-pulling just to convince Nintendo to bundle the first Galaxy's OST with American Wiis. It wasn't always like that. There was a time when Nintendo happily produced albums for all its biggest software hits and made them available for the NP army. You wanted Killer Cuts, the aptly titled Killer Instinct soundtrack? It was yours! You wanted a trilogy set that included the music from Super Mario 64, Star Fox 64, and Mario Kart 64? No problem, son! You wanted Play It Loud!, a compilation CD that pulled tracks from Super Nintendo titles like F-Zero, Super Metroid, A Link to the Past, and more? Ain't no thing but a chicken wing! My very first game soundtrack purchase was DK Jamz, the Donkey Kong Country OST. I bought that sucker on cassette -- remember those things? You had to rewind them and shit? I loved it! I didn't even own an SNES, much less the game itself, but combined with my copy of the DKC Player's Guide, I felt like I knew that game inside and out. But the best were the special goodies brought out to commemorate Nintendo Power's 100th issue. You could score an "NP100"-stamped watch, T-shirt, or set of collector's coins, or you could hold out for the limited-edition gold N64 controller and Game Boy Pocket. I skipped out on the Game Boy (kinda wish I hadn't) but snatched up the controller. When that hotness showed up at my house two months later, I became the god of GoldenEye 007. I was invincible! Suck on THAT, Gold Nunchuk! I never did buy all that much stuff from Super Power Supplies -- there was no way my parents were buying anything over the phone with a credit card, and they saw mail order offers as not quite a scam but close enough to one. I was lucky enough to receive the items that I did; for the rest, I gazed longingly upon those pages. Take usual fare such as shirts, hoodies, jackets, watches, plush dolls, action figures, wall clocks, console decals, hats, and posters, then toss in amazing pieces of gaming memorabilia like Yoshi's Island animation cels or Donkey Kong Country Blockbuster Video competition carts, and you've got Super Power Supplies. And when you consider that this was merely supplementary to the Nintendo Power reading experience, you can understand how it was so easy to get caught up in Nintendo mania. Nintendo Power was a phenomenon, plain and simple. There will never be anything like it ever again, and that makes me incredibly sad. At the same time, I'm thankful that I was able to be part of a movement that literally changed my life and the lives of millions of others. And if I was able to score some sweet gaming swag out of the deal, so much the better!
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Nintendo Power had awesome merch
[Offbeat Hall of Fame is a showcase of the cool, often bizarre products and media from years past that celebrate videogames and gamer culture.] Have you picked up your copy of the final Nintendo Power yet? Looking through it ...

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New PAX mission: Obtain a creepy Dishonored mask


Aug 29
// Jordan Devore
I'm not sure what it is with Dishonored and masks, but I like the trend and potential for awesome cosplay. These paper masks (via Super Punch) for the game are simultaneously funny and downright terrifying. While Bethesda wil...
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THQ sends literal death threat to celebrate Darksiders II


Aug 09
// Jim Sterling
No sooner had I put the finishing touches on the upcoming review for Darksiders II than this ... thing arrived. I would like you all to serve as witnesses in the event of my disappearance, because I am fairly certain this can...
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Aliens: Colonial Marines will be at PAX East


Apr 04
// Jordan Devore
Good timing! Having just heard quite a lot from Jim about the current status of Aliens: Colonial Marines, PAX East attendees will have the opportunity to try the game out for themselves. On top of this and Hell Yeah! Wrath of...

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