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The Witcher

One million people have pre-ordered The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt


Are you one of them?
May 12
Over a million people have pre-ordered The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. And even though it's yet to be released -- the game goes on sale May 19 -- the hotly anticipated RPG has already scooped up a bunch of awards ("over 200" accord... read
Halo 5 pre-orders

Halo 5 has some fancy Hunter armor, but only for those who pre-order at GameStop


Are you a gambler?
Apr 20
Imagine, if you will, that you're in a GameStop plunking down money for Halo 5: Guardians well ahead of the game's release. Kenny Rogers saunters in and croons in your ear "You gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to ... read
Final Fantasy X | X-2 PS4

Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster hits PS4 this May


Yo dawg I heard you like remasters
Mar 03
Square Enix has announced final details on Final Fantasy X | X-2 Remaster HD's improved port to the PlayStation 4. This release was announced in December of last year, but since then Square Enix has been mum about it. The port will come with new features and improvements that address some of the qualms many people shared about the original release. read
Majora's Mask

Best Buy cancels Majora's Mask New 3DS XL pre-orders


The rarest 3DS gets even rarer.
Jan 23
According to multiple tipsters and just about everybody on Twitter, Best Buy has started canceling pre-orders for the elusive Majora's Mask-themed New 3DS XL, offering $50 in BestBuy.com credit as a make-good. There have even... read
Monster Hunter 4

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate dropped $10 before launch for some reason


Still no release date, though
Jan 08
Videogames go on sale all the time, but it isn't often that we see discounts before they even launch. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's releasing sometime in early 2015, and it already dropped $10 in price. According to a listing o... read
Deals

Total War Attila & The Crew: 25% off Pre-order deals


PC only, duh
Nov 25
Deals brought to you by the crew at Dealzon. FYI: sales from certain retailers go toward supporting Destructoid. One got a release date confirmed, and the other is finally on schedule to be released after being delayed. ... read
Deals

Assassin's Creed Unity pre-order deals from PC to console


Uplay keys and eight-gen deals
Nov 07
Deals brought to you by the crew at Dealzon. FYI: sales from certain retailers go toward supporting Destructoid. Those in the UK are probably keenly aware of the fact, but Assassin's Creed Unity is no longer available fo... read
Call of Duty

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare pre-order deals from best to worst


Xbox owners gets the best pre-order value
Oct 28
Deals brought to you by the crew at Dealzon. Updated below now that the game is released! FYI: sales from certain retailers go toward supporting Destructoid. Another year, another Call of Duty installment is upon us.&nbs... read
Legend of Grimrock 2

Legend of Grimrock 2 gets a pre-order trailer and an October release date


This trailer makes me want to skip September
Sep 18
The highly anticipated sequel to 2012's first-person dungeon crawler Legend of Grimrock is nearly upon us. Finnish indie development studio Almost Human has released a stunning new trailer for it that demonstrates some of th... read
Elite: Dangerous

Here's the digital goodies you'll get if you pre-order Elite: Dangerous


An extra ship? Sure, that sounds good
Sep 12
While there's no firm release date, you can pre-purchase a copy of Elite: Dangerous from Frontier Developments. To sweeten the deal, if you order now you'll get some digital goodies like an extra Eagle Fighter ship which sou... read
Pokémon Omega Ruby

Pre-order Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire at Toys "R" Us to receive a Charizard plush


No pictures yet, but I bet it looks like Charizard
Aug 28
Toys "R" Us, as revealed in a print ad in the US, is currently running an in-store pre-order promotion where you can take home a cuddly new Charizard plush toy if you purchase both Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire... read
Sonic Boom

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


Amy pillow not included
Aug 26
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 ... read
Xbone Pre-order

Microsoft confirms digital pre-orders for Xbox One


Ask and ye shall receive, apparently
Aug 12
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... read
Activision

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


This is despite Destiny's high pre-order numbers
Aug 06
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 ... read
GameStop exclusive

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


Red Hood is GameStop exclusive pre-order DLC
Jul 23
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 ... read
Destiny

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


Early access to weapons, gear, and an exclusive emblem
Jul 21
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 ... read
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
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 ... read
Alien DLC

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


Could do better than that
Jul 11
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... read
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
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... read
Alien pre-orders

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


Must. Stay. Strong.
Jul 10
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... read
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. read feature

Mother 2

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


Reggie Fils-Aime will continue to bathe in your tears
Jul 07
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... read
The Walking Dead

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


Same games, more expensive
Jul 01
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... read
Danganronpa

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


As cuddly as Monobear can be, anyway
Jun 27
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 ... read
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.  read feature

PS pre-loads

These PS4 pre-orders automatically pre-load


No more waiting for downloads
Jun 18
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... read
$10 off PS TV pre-order

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


$89.99 really is a steal
Jun 16
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... read
PUNCH TEDDIE

Want to punch Persona 4's Teddie in the face? Here's how you can do just that


Teddie punching bag comes with Persona 4 Arena Ultimax pre-orders
Jun 11
Atlus always seems to pack in awesome bonus items with its games. Shin Megami Tensei IV had that huge strategy guide, Dragon's Crown an art book, and virtually everything else Atlus publishes at least gets a complimentary sou... read

Persona Q 'The Wild Cards' Premium Edition announced


Too soon!
Jun 10
I would never let you forget that Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is coming to 3DS later this year. I'll tie today's reminder to the announcement of a premium edition release for the title in North America. For $79.99 you'... read

Skylanders Trap Team pre-orders will get you access to a bonus figure


Don't miss your chance to get her!
Jun 05
Starting today, Skylanders fans that pre-order Trap Team will be given access to a bonus figure. New character Gearshift (pictured above) will be offered in limited supply, and this marks the first time fans will be able to b... read
The Witcher 3

CD Projekt RED promises no platform-exclusive content for The Witcher 3


The anti-Watchdogs
May 20
I don't know about you guys but when I saw the post last week about how the "exclusive content" for Watch_Dogs was spread out, it really drove the point home as to how silly the pre-order bonuses situation has become. Do all ... read

Pre-orders now live for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax


GET YOUR SUPLEX ON!
May 18
Suplex! Suplex SUPLEX! Persona 4 Arena Ultimax pre-orders are now live for the Atlus fighting game. You can grab it for $59.99 at various retailers, and you can expect some pre-order bonus items too. What are those pre-order ... read






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