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Deal North: Hardware photo
Deal North: Hardware

Deal North: Black Friday hardware buyer's guide


Consoles, portables, and accessories
Nov 28
Even with the early store openings they're calling Gray Thursday, Black Friday is really only one shopping day, so it's understandable that you'd want to maximize your time. We've done the footwork for you so you can go strai... read
Deals for Thanksgiving photo
Tons of titles for Turkey Day
[Update: We've added a few more items to our shopping list this morning. Our deals corgi thanks you for your tips! Now go get Ni no Kuni for $15!] Happy Thanksgiving! Aside from what we have today and what you've seen already... read feature

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Deals: download games

Deal North: Pre-Black Friday downloadable games deals


Lots of downloads discounted
Nov 27
[Update: Check our listings again for more additions! We've added some hot ones, like Atlus' deal on Persona 4 Golden for only $19.99. Jump on Steam flash deals like Gone Home for $4.99] Deal North is back with a roundup of a... read
Black Friday photo
Black Friday

Amazon's Black Friday videogame sales calendar revealed


Get ready for the madness!
Nov 24
For those giddy to get their holiday savings on, Amazon has released their upcoming Black Friday calendar for crazy videogame sales. Kicking it off tomorrow, November 25 at 5:10 am PST, is a Skylanders Giants portal owner pac... read
3DS holiday commercial photo
3DS holiday commercial

3DS holiday ad will make you wish you were a kid again


I wish I had the opportunity to grow up with a 3DS
Nov 18
I've always been a fan of Nintendo's advertising, from Pokemon's link trading commercials to Wayne Brady rapping about Wii Party U -- it's always been spot on. Don't question my unironic love for Wayne Brady. I suppose it co... read
Special Ouya photo
Special Ouya

Limited holiday edition Ouya comes in white


Appropriate for something you'll never touch
Nov 18
Ouya is trying its damnedest to appeal to those looking to put a little gaming under their tree this holiday. Today, a special, exclusive holiday edition of the console has been announced which comes in bright, white case and... read
Nintendo Mall Tour photo
Nintendo Mall Tour

Nintendo to show off games in nationwide mall tour


Let's go to the mall!
Nov 18
Nintendo's taking to the road this holiday shopping season, embarking on a 23-stop mall tour across the United States, to get families hooked on the idea of bringing gaming home for Christmas. They're bringing a whole lot of ... read
Are we buying next-gen? photo
The Dtoid staff weighs in
The holidays are quickly approaching and so are two brand spankin' new consoles. It's already one of the craziest times of the year to buy things, and both Sony and Microsoft are only adding to the chaos. How does one even pr... read feature

Black Friday photo
Black Friday

Here are a bunch of Black Friday ads with videogames


They have some deals
Nov 12
I abhor everything to do with Black Friday since I worked in retail for nine years, but if you are the type of person willing to stand in line at the mall at 6 PM on Thanksgiving, then you might be interested in these ads. Go... read
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Help us shape our Holiday Gift Guide!


Tell us what you want to see this year
Nov 07
It's that time of the year again where we start finalizing all the hottest and coolest stuff we want to nab for the holidays. New consoles are upon us, there's a ton of great games to get, and there's plenty of other cool gad... read
Steam sales photo
Steam sales

Steam sale dates might have leaked on Reddit


Christmas is all about buying games for yourself
Nov 06
A screenshot of an email to a Steam developer has made its way way onto Reddit, and the email shows that the Steam Holiday Sale will start on December 19th and run until January 2nd. The email clearly says that the developer ... read
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Wii U gets a Skylanders holiday bundle


Launches Nov. 15 for $299
Oct 25
A new Wii U bundle for this holiday season packs in a Skylanders SWAP Force starter pack for a nice all-in-one gift idea. Set to launch on November 15 for $299.99, this bundle comes with a white Wii U, the Skylanders SWAP For... read
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What are you dressing up as for Halloween?


Here's some potential last-minute videogame-themed costumes you could get
Oct 11
Got your Halloween costumes yet? No? Well you still have some time to get something, and Halloween Costumes has a ton of different outfits for sale. There's a ton of videogame related designs up, ranging from Master Chief,&nb... read
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AvP: Evolution is all about Valentine's lovin'


Xenomorphs and Predators can get along after all!
Feb 13
Okay, so Aliens fans were let down this week by a certain game, but interactive Xenomorph entertainment is always on the horizon, and iOS users have AvP: Evolution to look forward to. The only way is up from here! But we've g... read
Valentine's Day photo
Valentine's Day

Naughty Dog melts hearts with Valentine's Day cards


Brock the Brick is amazing
Feb 12
Oh shoot! Valentine's Day is coming up soon! If you haven't been bombarded with advertisements already, consider this batch of cards from Naughty Dog your official reminder. The studio has Uncharted- and The Last of Us-themed... read
Christmas with Sonic photo
Christmas with Sonic

Spend Christmas with Sonic in this sweet short film


A belated Christmas treat
Jan 02
It's a little late, but here's a sweet Christmas movie about Sonic and his insufferable friends. Sonic visits home for the holidays, and everyone sits around swapping popular Yuletide tales with Sega characters inserted. Eve... read
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Happy New Year 2013!


Happy Corgi Ears!
Jan 01
As we kick off this new year, I would like to personally thank everyone reading this for supporting Destructoid this past year. You readers are a constant source of inspiration for the staff here, and it means so much to us t... read
Mega Man Christmas photo
Mega Man Christmas

Ring in the New Year with Mega Man Christmas Carol Remix


The next best thing to Christmas Carol III
Dec 28
Mega Man fans are in for one last treat in 2012 -- another Mega Man Christmas Carol fangame! After the first and second iterations, Sprites Inc. is back with a third title, which is a remixed version of the first one with th... read
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Kid loses it after unwrapping Wii U Christmas morning


What a good kid!
Dec 27
The kid in this above Christmas morning video from YouTuber Deongello Vanorsby ramps up slowly, from delayed reaction to shock to... tears! Dad gets a flying bear hug that slowly devolves into grateful so... read
Brawl in the Family photo
Brawl in the Family

Brawl in the Family is home for the holidays


Another wonderful BitF musical number
Dec 25
As Christmas wraps up and MAGFest fast approaches, we celebrate the Yuletide season with the gift of song. The previous four strips of Matthew Taranto's Brawl in the Family (454, 455, 456, and 457) have seen Dedede, Pok&eacu... read
Xmas Cards photo
Xmas Cards

Check out several sites and companies' Christmas cards


From Ronimo, LEVEL-5, Shinesparkers, and Team Bobo
Dec 25
Every year, game companies and other game sites like to send out holiday cards to their various contacts -- not that out of the ordinary. Sometimes these cards are your basic season's greetings, but other times they go above ... read
Merry Christmas photo
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Dtoid: now what'd you get?


Seasonal materialism!
Dec 25
Today is Christmas Day, the day we celebrate America's favorite lover, Cool Christmas, bedding beautiful women around the nation and refusing to pay child support. Cool Christmas says condoms are a scam. Just listen to him. H... read
Ganondorf photo
Ganondorf

Ganon Claus brings tidings of great immolation


Random Encounters wishes all a Merry Christmas
Dec 21
Oh, that Ganondorf! Musical troupe Random Encounters has gifted the Internet a nice holiday-themed production starring that bottomless well of happiness and cheer, Ganondorf! Listen as he and Princess Peach regale us with a song about Ganon Claus, noble benefactor and malicious fiend alike. Speaking of Christmas, only four days left. I'm ready to get fat. Ganon Claus [YouTube] read
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Sega's holiday sale on now for XBLA, PSN, mobile


Runs from Dec 18 - Jan 8
Dec 20
If you would have told me 10 years ago that games would be sold as digital downloads, I would have sh*t my pants. And if you told me that every holiday these games would go on sale, I would have sh*t my sh*t. We take these ho... read
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Sound Shapes is getting a free holiday sound pack today


Includes five new Christmas-themed instruments
Dec 19
Sound Shapes is a really special game. Even more special is the game's community, which supports it with absolutely amazing new levels/songs every single day. Queasy Games has realized this, and to show their undying love fo... read
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Merry Christmas: Nintendo TVii Launches December 20


In US and Canada tomorrow
Dec 19
Nintendo TVii launches on the Wii U on December 20 in US and Canada. That's tomorrow. The free television watching social service will be in place just before kids unwrap their Wii U on Christmas Day. Close one, Nintendo. You... read
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Massive Xbox Live Marketplace holiday deals start today


Specials running through the 31st, many more daily deals
Dec 18
As tradition would have it, Microsoft is having its massive "Countdown to 2013" Xbox Live Marketplace sale starting today that will run right up until New Year's Day. There are 29 special offers that will run the length of th... read
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Guild Wars 2 holiday event starts tomorrow


It's a Wintersday Wonderland
Dec 13
The third big event for Guild Wars 2 is Wintersday, a holiday-themed excursion which spans a few weeks and begins ... tomorrow! Toymaker Tixx will be making the rounds to Tyria's major cities on a giant, rather terrifying air... read
chipWINter photo
chipWINter

Merry chipWINter! Have 14 holiday-themed chiptunes!


Chiptunes = WIN gets festive
Dec 10
[Update: The chipWINter Bandcamp page is up! There was an opportunity to purchase a limited edition audio cassette of the album, but it sold out in five minutes. Damn!] It's the holiday seasoooooooooon! Brandon Hood of "Chip... read
Holiday Hardware Guide photo
Spread the cheer
[Special thanks to Jonathan Ross, Brett, and Dale for helping me put this all together. The list would have been much more dull without their creative suggestions.] For me, gift guides have always been more about the fun of... read feature







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