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Leaked memo: Microsoft, Activision, pull support for GAME


Mar 15
// Jim Sterling
GAME is still dragging its broken legs behind itself as it crawls across a field of broken glass, suffering further indignity today with reports that both Microsoft and Activision have decided to pull back their support of th...
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Grandpa gets face battered by cops over videogames


Nov 25
// Jim Sterling
A grandfather accused of shoplifting videogames during a Black Friday shopping spree got a smashed face and a throat full of blood after cops sent him sprawling to the floor. Stories as to what happened in the Buckeye Walmart...
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Rockstar offers a variety of L.A. Noire pre-order bonuses


Feb 24
// Samit Sarkar
It's a trend I personally despise, since it screws the end user out of content, but major publishers offer retailer-specific pre-order bonuses for almost every big game nowadays. Today, Rockstar revealed the various in-game (...
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Preorder Duke Nukem Forever for Duke's Big Package


Feb 15
// Jim Sterling
As well as a "Balls of Steel" special edition, Duke Nukem Forever is getting some preorder bonuses to help you make you purchasing decisions. Both Walmart and GameStop have gotten in on the action, with the latter offering "D...
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Walmart offers ludicrously cheap Wiimote bundle deal


Dec 03
// Jim Sterling
Walmart's low prices have given it a retail edge and driven many family businesses into the dirt where they belong, but it seems the company may have gone a little bit too far with this. The company is offering a third-party ...
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Dev reckons DJ Hero increased sales of real DJ equipment


Jul 27
// Jim Sterling
In the same way that Guitar Hero and Rock Band can help gamers discover new artists and gain a new passion for music, one developer believes that DJ Hero actually increased sales of real-life DJ equipment. Freestyle Games bel...
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Walmart exclusive Wii Sports Resort Wii bundle is awesome


Mar 06
// Matthew Razak
So you sold your Wii three years ago for some reason I'm sure you'll tell us about in the comments, and now you can't play New Super Mario Bros. Wii, No More Heroes 2, MadWorld, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories or Wii Sports R...
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Pre-order Madden NFL 11 at Wal-Mart, get a $20 gift card


Feb 04
// Samit Sarkar
(Seriously, if you’ve never been to peopleofwalmart.com, I highly recommend it. It is a fascinating slice of Americana, a rabbit hole from which it is difficult to escape.) Wal-Mart may not be the first place that come...
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Walmart/Modern Warfare 2 advertising juggernaut engage!


Oct 30
// Jim Sterling
It has begun. With Modern Warfare 2 a mere two weeks away, evil publisher Activision has rolled out its advertising campaign of death. Expect total media saturation over the next fortnight, with Activision backed up by Ameri...
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A few months back, I had lunch with a games retail buyer. We went to this great Mexican place and he recommended the Diablo Shrimp. Sh*t was so spicy that it made me cry like a little bitch. It was during this lunch that this...

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Lucky little boy gets PSP crammed with porn


Apr 14
// Jim Sterling
Six-year-old Eliso Tovar was given a late Christmas present by his mother recently in the form of a PSP. Unfortunately, it turned out to be the gift that kept on giving, when it was discovered that the console, freshly purcha...
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Wal-Mart has a dirty Wii


Mar 27
// Brad Nicholson
About two weeks ago, I went into my local Wal-Mart to grab some low fat sour cream. (I have a baked potato fetish. It’s how I get my carbs.) On my way to the refrigerated foods, I stumbled upon a Wii kiosk. Instead of b...
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Madden NFL 09 is totally redneck sh*t, according to copy found in Wal-Mart


Jan 26
// Jim Sterling
The above image is the sight that greeted one young boy as he opened the first game purchased for his brand new Xbox 360. Having bought the system and game with his own Christmas money, the lad eagerly expected to be playing ...
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Some lucky guys find LittleBigPlanet at their local Wal-Mart


Oct 21
// Colette Bennett
Well, will you look at these gleeful sons of bitches. Apparently Wal-Mart was late on getting the memo to pull LittleBigPlanet off their shelves, because these two dudes scored copies very recently. Of course, since then we'v...
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Details revealed on Wal-Mart-exclusive AC/DC Rock Band tie-in


Sep 30
// Samit Sarkar
Remember when we told you about a leaked Wal-Mart memo that essentially confirmed exclusive Rock Band AC/DC songs for the retail chain? Now we’ve got proof, courtesy of a New York Times article detailing the promotion. ...
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Walmart wants games biz to go green


Aug 29
// Jim Sterling
American retail titan Walmart has urged the games industry to follow its Earth-conscious ways and go green. Holding a "green gaming summit," Walmart's buying team spoke with the likes of Microsoft, Sony, Electronic ...
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Want the Guitar Hero wireless bundle? Don't go to Wal-Mart


Oct 29
// Colette Bennett
Forget to make a reservation and find yourself bolting to a 24 hour Wal-Mart at 3 am? Be warned: Reports have been flooding in that Wal-Mart is selling the Guitar Hero 3 bundle with some slight alterations. What kind of alter...






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