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8:30 PM on 08.26.2014

Here's another incentive to pre-order Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

Starting August 25, anyone who pre-orders Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for the Wii U from Amazon will receive a exclusive character costume pack that can be used in the game. Fans who pre-order will receive a code to unlock the ...

Brittany Vincent


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.




9:00 AM on 08.12.2014

Microsoft confirms digital pre-orders for Xbox One

Pre-orders and pre-downloads are coming to select Xbox One titles, starting with Forza Horizon 2 ahead of the racer's September 30 launch. The feature has also been confirmed for FIFA 15, Microsoft announced today at its game...

Kyle MacGregor

6:30 PM on 08.06.2014

Activision: Pre-orders are declining, Call of Duty 'not immune'

Pre-orders seem like they're part and parcel of videogame culture -- retailers want your money as soon as possible and publishers like to gauge how many people want a particular game. However, Activision Publishing president ...

Alasdair Duncan

9:00 AM on 07.23.2014

Well, I won't be playing as Red Hood or Harley in Batman: Arkham Knight

GameStop teased an announcement that seems to have come out: a GameStop exclusive Red Hood story pack for the upcoming Batman game. Harley, we already knew, is a pre-order incentive at most major retailers. There's ...

Steven Hansen

5:00 PM on 07.21.2014

Take a field trip to Destiny's Vanguard Armory with a pre-order

PlayStation owners: How's the downtime in the Destiny beta treating you? Itching to get back in? Xbox players: Are you struggling to contain your excitement until it goes live for you in two days? If you've fallen prey ...

Brett Makedonski

7:00 PM on 07.14.2014

Preorder Lego Batman 3 anywhere but Best Buy for a physical reward

Following the abhorrent trend of announcing different preorder bonuses across different retailers is Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, which is shipping with six different doodads depending on where you go. Fortunately, it's not ...

Brittany Vincent

1:45 PM on 07.11.2014

Alien Isolation Ripley DLC not pre-order exclusive, will release later

I think that Alien: Isolation could be great. Pre-order DLC is bad. Especially when it's actually cool sounding content, like a few missions starring the original Alien cast in the upcoming Alien: Isolation. After a...

Steven Hansen

3:15 PM on 07.10.2014

Gamestop on getting involved in early development: 'You won't see us involved in the creative process'

A few days ago, we heard that retailer GameStop could be gearing up for "getting involved at the time of game development where there could be some content exclusive to [the retailer] included in the game." Naturally, few peo...

Steven Hansen

2:30 PM on 07.10.2014

Here's what Ripley and friends look and sound like in Alien: Isolation

Someone needs to take Sega aside and politely inform it that pre-order incentives aren't actually supposed to be enticing. Years of custom gun skins and XP boosts have made the whole affair predictable and boring, and then S...

Brett Makedonski



Alien: Isolation's pre-order bonuses are annoyingly good photo
Alien: Isolation's pre-order bonuses are annoyingly good
by Max Scoville

The pre-order bonuses for Alien: Isolation have been announced, and they're really, really cool... but should we take it at some kind of sign? After all, it was a very similar lust for bonuses that led to the crew of The Nostromo investigating the distress signal coming from LV-426, in the process granting passage to the film's titular nightmarish stowaway.

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12:30 PM on 07.07.2014

Import this Mother 2 figure set just in time for the game's 20th anniversary

Takara Tomy Arts continues their line of Mother 2 (EarthBound) releases with these adorable gashapon figures. Ness, Paula, Jeff, Poo, and Mr. Saturn comprise the set and all are around 2.5 inches tall, with the exception of...

Brittany Vincent





7:00 AM on 07.01.2014

The Walking Dead Seasons 1 & 2 priced and dated for current-gen consoles

Amazon has updated the listings for next-gen versions of the first and second seasons of Telltale's The Walking Dead. Both will be sold separately for the whopping price of $30. Considering that both seasons could have been h...

Brittany Vincent

9:00 AM on 06.27.2014

Preorder the latest Danganronpa spinoff in Japan and get a cuddly smartphone stand

Spike Chunsoft's Absolute Despair Girl: Danganronpa Another Episode is headed to retail shelves in Japan on September 25, and fans have yet another reason to get excited about the impending Danganronpa spinoff: this adorable ...

Brittany Vincent



Video: Ubisoft is now luring consumers into pre-orders with gambling photo
Video: Ubisoft is now luring consumers into pre-orders with gambling
by Bill Zoeker

Ubisoft has launched a new tactic for netting pre-orders for Assassin's Creed: Unity in the form of a digital slot machine. Pre-order customers gain 5 free spins every Friday, and prizes include everything from in-game content to a trip to Paris. While participants pay no actual money to play, using gambling as a way to attract customers still feels a bit sleazy. 

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5:15 PM on 06.18.2014

These PS4 pre-orders automatically pre-load

One of the reasons some people still go with physical media is so they don't have to wait for downloads. Sony wants to fix that with games that automatically pre-load onto your console so you can play them as soon as they unl...

Steven Hansen

5:15 PM on 06.16.2014

Amazon sending out $10 off coupons for PlayStation TV pre-orders

Ah, it's a beautiful, brand-new week fresh off the craziness of E3. We've had time to let all the sweet announcements settle in, one of which being that the PlayStation TV is finally making its way to the West. No, not that P...

Brett Zeidler