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Green Man Gaming

[Update] More publishers claim Green Man Gaming is selling its games unauthorised

Your keys might not work, so be careful
Nov 17
// Joe Parlock
[Update]: We have received this statement from Green Man Gaming's head of PR: As you know, we have official and direct relationships with a range of publishers, developers and distributors. Some publishers send us keys ...
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Target sale

Target 'Buy 2, Get 1' free sale returns in time for Fallout 4

Biggest holiday games for cheap (er)
Nov 05
// Steven Hansen
Starting Sunday November 8 and going through November 14, most video games sold by Target (online, too) are buy two, get one free. Of course you will get the cheapest of the three for free, but you can cheat the system* by bu...
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Xbox One

GameStop holds trade-in deal for $100 Xbox One

Works with free Xbox controller promo
Nov 04
// Vikki Blake
If you're hankering for a new Xbox One: GameStop has an offer that just might tempt you. If you bring in a qualifying PlayStation 4 or Xbox One before November 15, 2015, the retailer will give you $250 towards the cost of a n...
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Jackbox Party Pack

The Jackbox Party Pack is coming to retailers

Courtesy of Telltale Games
Nov 03
// Mike Cosimano
Beloved party game The Jackbox Party Pack is coming to North American retailers on Nov. 6, courtesy of Telltale Games' new publishing arm. The partnership between Jackbox Games and Telltale is "part of an all-new strategic pu...

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Fallout 4

Where to buy Fallout 4 the cheapest, with the best extras

Various pre-order options
Oct 22
// Steven Hansen
Today we learned that Best Buy is selling Fallout 4 with a pair of socks, but what if you already have socks, and it's really a pair of underwear you need, or a cravat? Perhaps you've already pre-ordered Fallout 4, maybe even secured the Pip-Boy edition. Otherwise, here are your (pre-order) options.
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The PS4 might be getting a price cut in the EU this week

By about 50 euros
Oct 19
// Joe Parlock
If you’re in North America or Japan, you’ve already enjoyed a pretty hefty price cut for the PS4. I’ve heard (from an admittedly not reliable source) that some towns in rural Oklahoma now build their houses ...
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Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight's Xbox One retail version is in limbo due to publishing policies

And that's not all
Oct 08
// Jordan Devore
Yacht Club Games has hit some snags with the retail versions of Shovel Knight. For starters, the studio has abandoned plans for a physical copy on Xbox One this holiday. "We really gave it our best effort, but unfortunately, ...
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PS4 price cut

The PlayStation 4 may be getting a price drop

Target seems to think so, anyway
Oct 04
// Kyle MacGregor
Target seems to be suggesting a PlayStation 4 price cut is nigh. The retailer's website indicates the system "now" costs $349.99, as opposed to the standard $399.99 manufacturer-suggested price tag, which has remained co...
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Did you pre-order Super Mario Maker from GAME?

Better check your bank account
Sep 08
// Vikki Blake
GAME, the UK's biggest games retailer, has apologised to customers who have been charged up to seven times for their pre-order of Super Mario Maker. For some, that's a whopping £328.93 disappearing from their bank accou...
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Metal Gear Solid V

The only file on the PC retail version of The Phantom Pain is a Steam installer

A single 8MB file for a 28GB game
Aug 31
// Joe Parlock
Oh Konami, why do you do these things? Do you not know people are mad at you for recent events? Do you not know people have been avidly awaiting Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain for years? How do you continue to fuck up, ...
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Rumor: GameStop holding amiibo event on 8/8 for Duck Hunt, Game and Watch, and R.O.B. (Update)

You had to know all that up front
Aug 03
// Mike Cosimano
[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...
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New retail indies

Tower of Guns and Ether One are coming to retail

Exclusive content for Tower of Guns
Jun 11
// Patrick Hancock
Tower of Guns, a delightful FPS roguelike, and Ether One, a beautiful adventure game, are going backwards in time and releasing in physical boxes this September. Ether One will have retail copies for PC and PS4, while To...
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Swedish branch of GAME has gone bankrupt, 31 shops close

History is doomed to repeat itself
Jun 10
// Joe Parlock
Well-known retailer GAME has gone bankrupt in Sweden. This might sound familiar to UK readers, as the same company went bankrupt in the UK back in 2012, risking many shops being closed down until it merged with retailer Games...
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Splatoon water gun

Target's throwing in a squirt gun with Splatoon

May 18
// Jordan Devore
So far, I've missed every single opportunity to try Splatoon. Folks who made an effort to participate in the time-restricted Global Test Fire demo have had encouraging things to say about the game, which has me simu...
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Nintendo NX

EB Games Australia offering NX pre-orders

Don't do it, we beg of you
Mar 18
// Laura Kate Dale
As of today you can pre-order the Nintendo NX from EB Games Australia. Yep, you can go into an EB Games store in Australia and give them money to reserve you a piece of hardware that right now is literally only a name. Are yo...
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Can't rhyme/No time

Ubisoft does a physical Vita release of Child of Light/I'm not sure why, it doesn't seem right

This release is new for us/I guess we can consider it a plus
Mar 12
// Steven Hansen
Child of Light was late to Vita, coming in July.That the handheld wasn't a priority Ubisoft can't belie. And yet, what's this, a North American physical Vita release in March?Could it be Ubisoft doesn't want to leave our hand...
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Games & the Environment

Study: Buying at retail more eco-friendly than online

So finds the the Journal of Industrial Ecology
Sep 07
// Kyle MacGregor
A new study finds buying a game at retail may have a less significant impact on the environment than downloading the same title. The Journal of Industrial Ecology recently published a report dubbed "The Carbon Footprint ...
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PC games

Anyone surprised to hear 92% of all PC game sales are digital?

Digital sales are up 16% over 2012
Aug 19
// Alasdair Duncan
To the surprise of probably no one, it looks like the vast majority of PC games that are sold are through digital channels. PC site PCR has been told by analyst DFC Intelligence that in 2013, 92% of games sold were digital, w...
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Dragon Quest X

Cruise along on this Slime segway in Dragon Quest X

Mall coppin' on my Slime
Jul 16
// Brittany Vincent
Dragon Quest X will receive a retail release, but with a catch: there will be no cartridge inside. Instead, in the retail packaging, you will receive a code to download the game from the Nintendo eShop, a 60-day online play v...
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Lego Batman 3

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

I'll go for the Batgirl keychain, personally
Jul 14
// Brittany Vincent
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 ...
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GameStop, stop

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

Mitt Romney was on the board of directors when GameStop was NeoStar
Jul 10
// Steven Hansen
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...
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Bayonetta 2

Don't worry, Bayonetta 2 will come packaged with the original game as well

Do you wanna touch me?
Jul 08
// Brittany Vincent
Concerned over how you're going to pick up Bayonetta in addition to its sequel when it finally hits the Wii U? Not sure how you want to purchase the game so that you'll get a copy of the first game? Worry no more -- at least,...
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Goat Simulator

Goat Simulator is receiving a North American retail release via Deep Silver

The wait won't be so baa-ad
Jun 28
// Brittany Vincent
Not too long ago, we announced that Goat Simulator would be receiving a retail release in the UK. A boxed version of the bizarre farm animal simulator was awesome news, but North American gamers were still relegated to the di...

GameStop to close 130 stores to shift focus toward mobile

Retailer to open hundreds of mobile outlets
Apr 25
// Dale North
We told you last month that GameStop is looking to open about 400 tech stores this year in an effort to pivot their business toward the mobile and tablet side of things. That plan is still in place, but it comes with some clo...

Borderlands 2 PS Vita bundle available May 6

Game available separately a week later
Apr 08
// Conrad Zimmerman
Sony has announced a release date for the Borderlands 2 PlayStation Vita bundle today via PlayStation Blog. The bundle, which marks the first release of the handheld's slimmer hardware redesign in North America, will be avai...
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The Walking Dead

Online stores list The Walking Dead for Xbox One

May be shambling its way to the new generation
Apr 02
// Conrad Zimmerman
Telltale's widely acclaimed series based on The Walking Dead may soon arrive on Xbox One. NeoGAF poster MauroNL spotted listings for the Game of the Year edition of the first season and the second season on the webs...

GameStop to open 400 tech stores this year

Investing $40 million in new stores
Mar 28
// Dale North
We know GameStop sells games and consoles as their bread and butter, but they want to get in on the tech game as well. They're investing up to $40 million in stores that will sell tech hardware, like phones and tablets. Their...
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Blockbuster UK

Blockbuster closing all its UK stores by December 16

Dec 13
// Steven Hansen
Last month we learned aged rental giant Blockbuster would draw its last breath on US soil by January 2014, when all 300 remaining locations would be shut down. Blockbuster UK is beating us to the punch, it seems. The 91 remai...

GameStop still needs to fill 2.3 million PS4 pre-orders

A third of PS Plus subs came in the last 7 days
Nov 22
// Dale North
GameStop sold its entire stock of PS4 systems at launch, and then moved through an extra allocations from Sony. But 2.3 million customers on their "first to know" list are still waiting for the shiny new system, reports Games...
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Buy 2 get 1 free

Amazon matches Target's Buy 2 Get 1 Free PS4 game deal

Sending out emails to those who've pre-ordered games
Nov 10
// Wesley Ruscher
For those who've pre-ordered PS4 games with Amazon, make sure to check your inbox as the online retailer has been sending out emails offering a special Buy 2 Get 1 free deal on PS4 titles. There's also rumors of some Buy One ...

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