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12:30 PM on 12.15.2014

Amazon doesn't take the weekend off because videogame deals don't stop

[Update: Amazon's discounted Assassin's Creed Unity down to $29.99 for Monday only. That's half off a game that's days more than a month old. Calls for a quick bump, in my opinion. All these other videogame deals from th...

Brett Makedonski


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3:45 PM on 12.08.2014

I don't know what 'Green Monday' is, but Amazon has videogame deals for it

I'm not sure why we need to keep designating official titles for different days to spur consumerism around the holidays. I mean, people need (and want) to buy stuff; they'll spend money regardless. Black Friday's fine. It's b...

Brett Makedonski

4:00 PM on 12.01.2014

Amazon's Cyber Monday is a second chance at cheap videogames

Cyber Monday's upon us -- a second opportunity for those that were too lazy (or wise) to venture out among the Black Friday masses to secure things we don't need for cheap. This is just a couple days later, and all you need t...

Brett Makedonski



Destructoid's Black Friday videogame buyin' guide photo
Destructoid's Black Friday videogame buyin' guide
by Brett Makedonski

Merry Thanksgiving, everyone! (And by "everyone," I mean those in the US; happy Thursday to everyone else.) It's on this, the holiest of days, that we remember the Pilgrims that selflessly died so that we may pursue our god-given right to frenzied capitalism and cheap electronics (sort of).

We've posted a lot of Black Friday deals over the past few weeks, and it's tough to remember what each one entailed. Why don't we go ahead and recap with the highlights of each ad from the major retailers? If nothing else, it'll get you a few minutes away from your great-aunt Sally and that awful conversation about sweaters or whatever it is she's droning on about.

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1:00 PM on 11.27.2014

Here are most of Amazon's Black Friday videogame deals, all in one place

Without exaggeration, Black Friday's sincerely my favorite day of the year. That said, it might surprise you to find out that I rarely buy anything on the single busiest shopping day. I love it because I'm a people watcher. W...

Brett Makedonski

4:00 PM on 11.22.2014

Amazon's gearing up for Black Friday with some cheap games and sexy TVs

Black Friday seems to get here earlier and earlier every year. Recently, retailers pushed the annual shopping extravaganza to Thanksgiving evening. This year, Amazon's prepping the masses for massive savings with a week of ro...

Brett Makedonski

11:45 AM on 10.14.2014

WayForward and Amazon Game Studios team up on Til Morning's Light

Til Morning's Light was developed by WayForward in cooperation with Amazon Game Studios, and it's coming exclusively to the Fire phone.  So far we know that Til Morning's Light is set in a haunted New England mansion th...

Dale North

1:45 PM on 09.04.2014

Why are we excited about these New 3DS packaging shots?

An informal poll of the Destructoid staff reveals that we're all senselessly excited for this New 3DS. It doesn't make sense. None of us need one. We should be mad at Nintendo for having us wanting another iteration. But we'r...

Dale North

2:00 AM on 08.26.2014

Google supposedly bailed on Twitch deal because of antitrust issues

Amazon's recent acquisition of Twitch.TV for more than $1 billion might come as a surprise to anyone that had been following various suitors' attempts to buy the streaming mogul. As of late, it had seemed as if Google was poi...

Brett Makedonski



Amazon has acquired Twitch.TV photo
Amazon has acquired Twitch.TV
by Jordan Devore

[Update: It's confirmed. Amazon has officially acquired streaming site Twitch.TV.

"Amazon will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Twitch for approximately $970 million in cash, as adjusted for the assumption of options and other items. Subject to customary closing conditions, the acquisition is expected to close in the second half of 2014."

Emmett Shear, CEO of Twitch, also released a statement on the acquisition.]

It was believed that Google was ready to acquire videogame streaming site Twitch for $1 billion but "those talks cooled in recent weeks," reports The Wall Street Journal. Now, it's Amazon who is reportedly stepping up to buy Twitch, according to the WSJ and The Information.

The deal isn't done until it's formally announced, as we saw with the earlier Google rumblings, but sources say an announcement could happen as soon as today.

There's been talk of which acquisition would be better for Twitch users. I'm still undecided.

Amazon to Buy Video Site Twitch for More Than $1 Billion [The Wall Street Journal]
Amazon Nears Deal to Acquire Twitch [The Information]

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11:30 PM on 08.12.2014

Okay, this Advanced Warfare Xbox One controller looks rad

Catch that Call of Duty: Advance Warfare Xbox One bundle earlier today? It's a custom system that includes the game and a 1TB HDD for $499.99. The controller is also custom designed, and if you were like me wishing it was available separately well good news! It is. Amazon has it for $64.99.

Hamza CTZ Aziz





10:30 PM on 08.12.2014

Full Skylanders Trap Team game hitting tablets too

Skylanders Trap Team is heading to mobile devices as well! And like, the full actual game. Activision is claiming console-quality graphics, and it even comes with its own high performance controller. This is huge! This will a...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:15 PM on 07.17.2014

Tempting! Wolfenstein: The New Order PC for $30 on Amazon

Our own Chris Carter gave Wolfenstein: The New Order a favorable review but in the weeks since I've come across even higher praise for MachineGames' take on the iconic series. Some of you out there really, truly dig this game...

Jordan Devore

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

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

1:45 PM on 06.27.2014

Want to save some cash on a Vita memory card?

Look, I'm not Deal North, but I can point out a helpful sale every now and then, too. Sony's proprietary memory obsession is quite a racket, so anytime we can usher you toward cheaper than usual storage cards, well, we're hap...

Brett Makedonski