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Battlederp

Move over amiibo, Battleborn figures now hold the title of derpiest faces

We have a new reigning king of derp-face video game paraphernalia as the Battleborn pre-order figurines have usurped the disfigured faces seen on early amiibo.  Some game stores had pre-order-exclusive figures of various characters fro...

 
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Uncharted 4 pre-order

Is that a Phurba dagger in his pocket or is Nathan Drake just happy to be 'powered' by GameStop?

Along with four separate editions of the game (get it, Uncharted FOUR?), Naughty Dog's alleged last entry in the series (or in Drake's story, at least) also has pre-order boners bonuses, including retail-specific ones. Quote Chris, "DLC is...

 
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Assassin's Creed preorder

Pre-order Assassin's Creed movie tickets for $1,200

The Michael Fassbender (Fish Tank) led Assassin's Creed movie isn't out until December, which is a long time from now, kind of. But that doesn't mean that Ubisoft doesn't want to start selling you tickets right this minute. $1,200 tickets. ...

 
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Homefront Revolution

Here's what comes in the Homefront: The Revolution Goliath Edition

Upcoming Homefront: The Revolution will be available in a special edition - Goliath - which ships with a radio-controlled scale replica drone with “working lights and six-wheel suspension.” The Goliath Edition also comes with a ...

 
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Vive

15,000 Vives were sold in the first 10 minutes at $800 a pop

For all the talk about how expensive virtual reality is, it hasn't stopped people from spending their cash on it. The excitement is palpable, as Oculus quickly sold through its first Rift shipment last month. It seems as if the more expensi...

 
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PRE-ORDERS

Publisher delays game because nobody pre-ordered it

When I spoke with XSEED executive vice president Ken Berry last year, he told me his studio lives and dies by pre-orders. For a small team that localizes games for a niche, but enthusiastic audience, pre-orders determine whether certain ret...

 
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Doom

Get more Dooms for your dough with this pre-order bonus

Though as yet unconfirmed, it appears if you pre-order Doom on the Xbox One and you’ll get the backwards-compatible Doom and Doom II for nowt (which is British for free, just in case you weren’t sure). Although the offer ha...

 
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Rift bundles

The first batch of Oculus Rift PC bundles go up for pre-order next week

Now that full-blown VR Fever is upon us, many people find themselves in the regrettable position of having an under-performing PC. Running the Oculus Rift requires a decent rig, which isn't something that everyone who wants VR necessarily h...

 
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Deals

XCOM 2 pre-load now live, pre-order deals roundup

Firaxis finally let the cat out of the bag earlier today and has revealed the release schedule for Friday's XCOM 2. If you've already pre-ordered, you need to launch your Steam client and get going on the 31GB download because pre-load is n...

 
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amiibo

Ryu and Famicom ROB amiibo up for pre-order at Best Buy

[Update: Best Buy has changed orders for Ryu back to March 18.] Two of the amiibo that are releasing in March are up for pre-order right now on Best Buy's website. Ryu and Famicom ROB are both available, but, like always, there's no telling...

 
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Fallout 4

Pre-ordered Fallout 4 on Xbox One? Better check your installed files

If you pre-ordered Fallout 4 on Xbox One before October 27, 2015, and don't have your console set to Instant On, check your files -- you may have a placeholder file downloaded instead of the actual game. "If you’ve digitally pre-order...

 
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Call of Duty

Not all UK pre-orders of Black Ops III will get bonus Nuketown map

If you pre-ordered Call of Duty: Black Ops III in the UK, did you expect the Nuketown multiplayer map but a code hasn't turned up? You're not the only one. UKVGDeals.com (via VideoGamer) noticed that a recent Black Ops I...

 
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Resident Evil

Pre-order Resident Evil Origins Collection to unlock new costumes in-game

Resident Evil Origins Collection isn't out until next year, but purchasing it before its January 19 release date adds a bit of eye candy into the mix. Pre-ordering the HD collection now will unlock new costumes for Resident Evil 0's Billy a...

 
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'ePizza Cash'

Xenoblade Chronicles X's Best Buy pre-order bonus is...pizza?

Move over Fallout 4 socks, Best Buy has topped itself in mere weeks. If you pre-order upcoming Wii U exclusive Xenoblade Chronicles X at Best Buy, it comes with "$10 ePizza Cash Presell Gift." What? Well, it's a bit more confusing than gett...

 
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Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider has exploding chickens

In case you had any doubt about Lara Croft being a terrible person, in Rise of the Tomb Raider, her latest adventure, the sociopathic archaeologist has the ability to use chickens as explosives. Rather than use, say, an inanimate grenade li...

 
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Pre-orders

You're not listening: Pre-orders are up 24%

Stop pre-ordering games. They will not sell out. You're not even guaranteed to get a working product for your $60. Still, pre-orders are up 24% in 2015 compared to 2014, pre-order revenue up 33%, and publishers are being rewarded for lockin...

 
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Deals

Funstock's pre-order code brings The Division to only $41

It's been a slow gaming quarter in the sense that we haven't had any big releases sans a few titles like Metal Gear Solid V. So it's no surprise that retailers are tossing out discounts left and right to entice gamers. Funstock, a UK-based ...

 
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Afterbirth pre-order sale

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth's pre-order discount is perfect

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth is now available for pre-order on Steam with a hefty 40% discount that brings the price down to an entirely appropriate $6.66. Normally I don't advise pre-ordering anything, but given how much I adored Rebir...

 
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Darth Vader PS4

That Darth Vader PS4 with the remastered Star Wars games is available to pre-order now

Remember Disney's D23 Expo? It seems like it was a long time ago, but it's really just a month in the past. Also, it wasn't in a galaxy far, far away; it was in California -- the land of almonds which require a gallon of water per nut, and ...

 
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XCOM

XCOM: Enemy Unknown free to play this weekend on Steam

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is free to play on Steam this weekend. The preview is available now and will end at 6pm (BST) on Sunday, September 13, 2015. If you enjoy your trial and fancy jumping into the game for realsies, you'll be ...

 
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Evolve

Turtle Rock gives the lamest PR answer about Evolve's pre-order DLC

Evolve's pre-order campaign was, without hyperbole, a shitshow. Jordan weighed in when the game was first announced, and opined that it was way too early to pre-order the game. By the time it released, there was more than $60 worth of conte...

 
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Call of Duty

Nuketown reborn in Black Ops 3

If you are a fan of the Nuketown maps in the Call of Duty: Black Ops series, then you'll be happy to hear that Treyarch is bringing the popular map to Black Ops 3. However, this time it's got an edgy name and you'll need to preorder the gam...

 
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Look into the coffee

Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut - Classified Edition up for pre-order

Publisher NIS has started taking pre-orders for Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut - Classified Edition for PS3. It includes a hardcover art book, soundtrack, all the available DLC, and a custom set of Bicycle brand cards. This spe...

 
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Road Not Taken DLC

Where is the Until Dawn pre-order DLC? In the middle of the story

Over the past three nights I've watched my lovely boyfriend and our hunky Australian roommate stream Until Dawn and after finishing the game we decided to play the pre-order DLC chapter "The Road Not Taken" only we couldn't find it. Tu...

 
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Assassin's Creed

Ubisoft unveils bonus Assassin's Creed Syndicate missions as pre-order sweetener

Ubisoft has revealed bonus Assassin's Creed Syndicate missions will be available for those who pre-order the game. The missions star everyone's favourite crime-solving duo, novelist Dickens and the Theory of Evolution mastermind Darwin, as ...

 
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Just Cause 3

Just Cause 3 is giving away a goddamn island, and you probably want no part of it

We like to discourage pre-ordering video games. Sometimes games are broken. Sometimes games suck. No one needs to fork over money before they know the final verdict. However, sometimes video games use their pre-order siren song to lure you...

 
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amiibo

Rumor: GameStop holding amiibo event on 8/8 for Duck Hunt, Game and Watch, and R.O.B. (Update)

[Update: The beloved amiibo News Twitter account just posted a picture of a GameStop flyer advertising this event. We currently have no official confirmation from GameStop, but this looks fairly legitimate. It's worth noting a PowerUp Rewa...

 
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Mirror's Edge

The Mirror's Edge Catalyst collector's edition is sharp

Mirror's Edge was known for its striking and sharp aesthetic, so it's perfectly reasonable that the Mirror's Edge Catalyst collector's edition would convey those same qualities. This picture shared by EA shows that everything's ju...

 
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Fallout 3

Bethesda doesn't know when Xbox will make Fallout 3 backwards compatible

Yesterday, Fallout 4 went up for pre-order on Xbox.com. Generally, this just means people can plop down money for a game that will release later. But, this circumstance is somewhat unique because Bethesda's offering a digital copy...

 
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Steam Hardware

Steam Hardware's early stock is sold out

Were you hoping to get your hands on one of those early release versions of the Steam Controller, the Steam Link, or a Steam Machine when they come out in October? Well bad news, they’re all sold out. If you pre-order them through Ste...

 

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gajknight

OMG everyone, the ending Of Uncharted 4 is amazing! Drake was the origami killer, Elana was dead all along and Sully was the father! Mind blown!

 
drmcscott

He-He, Ho-Ho, My disgusting embargo breaking review of Uncharted 4 was a Based on massive lies, which mostly turned out to be Lying is Or is it? Or IS it?

 
RiffRaff

Interesting I really do hope carts do make a

 
Dreamweaver

I have a feeling that Jed really, really, really want to play as Lady Call it a

 
Jed Whitaker

I really, really, really want to play as lady Come on Nintendo, dont let me down at E3!

 
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I really, really, really want to play as lady Come on Nintendo, dont let me down at E3!

 
DanteKinkade

It took me over 250 hours but I finally got the platinum for Soul Sacrifice Delta, making it so I have the plat for both games

 
Glabatron

Overwatch plays like TF2, a bad TF2 designed for the

 
FakePlasticTree

For those who wanna follow the Persona 5 crazyness as it gets Heres a stream for all of Get hyped! #TakeTokyoTower

 
gajknight

Why is it that all the girls I wanna bang turn out to be lesbians? Happened at least 5 times so Perhaps my gaydar is

 
Nekrosys

Considering that when the PS Vita first came out, it used an almost identical CPU/GPU to the current iPad at the time (albeit with more cores and a greater clock speed), Im somewhat curious as to what a new handheld with an iPad Pros hardware could

 
Dreamweaver

After finding out what this months Bloggers Wanted prompt is, I decided to commit blog necromancy and revive a post I wrote about Mass Effect 3: Citadel DLC AND the anime Angel Beats! Thats right, I used to write blogs before doing Comments of the Week!

 
medicamecanica

After thinking it was a moba, I finally understand Overwatch and I think its going to be my multiplayer game Favorite character so far? Mercy, thats right Im a fuckin

 
ObliqueZombie

Yeah, Overwatch is fucking fun as hell! But a bit hard on Not awkward for every character, but some are obviously gimped with a controller

 
Occams

Lordy, Overwatch is fun! Bastion is gun mode as a defender if very

 
Fuzunga

I hope Overwarch finishes downloading before the beta period is

 
Parismio

I have Shantae and the pirates curse for wiiu Who wants it? I figured itd be gone by

 
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!

 

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