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Rift bundles

The first batch of Oculus Rift PC bundles go up for pre-order next week


They start at a discounted $1,499
Feb 09
// Brett Makedonski
Now that full-blown VR Fever is upon us, many people find themselves in the regrettable position of having an under-performing PC. Running the Oculus Rift requires a decent rig, which isn't something that everyone who wants V...
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Deals

XCOM 2 pre-load now live, pre-order deals roundup


Discount up to 25% off, Commander.
Feb 03
// Dealzon
Firaxis finally let the cat out of the bag earlier today and has revealed the release schedule for Friday's XCOM 2. If you've already pre-ordered, you need to launch your Steam client and get going on the 31GB download becaus...
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amiibo

Ryu and Famicom ROB amiibo up for pre-order at Best Buy


And Ryu's releasing early
Jan 19
// Brett Makedonski
[Update: Best Buy has changed orders for Ryu back to March 18.] Two of the amiibo that are releasing in March are up for pre-order right now on Best Buy's website. Ryu and Famicom ROB are both available, but, like always, the...
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Fallout 4

Pre-ordered Fallout 4 on Xbox One? Better check your installed files


Placeholder file flares up again
Nov 06
// Vikki Blake
If you pre-ordered Fallout 4 on Xbox One before October 27, 2015, and don't have your console set to Instant On, check your files -- you may have a placeholder file downloaded instead of the actual game. "If you’ve digi...

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Call of Duty

Not all UK pre-orders of Black Ops III will get bonus Nuketown map


Turns out Nuketown is a GAME exclusive
Nov 06
// Vikki Blake
If you pre-ordered Call of Duty: Black Ops III in the UK, did you expect the Nuketown multiplayer map but a code hasn't turned up? You're not the only one. UKVGDeals.com (via VideoGamer) noticed that a rec...
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Resident Evil

Pre-order Resident Evil Origins Collection to unlock new costumes in-game


Stupid sexy Billy
Nov 03
// Alissa McAloon
Resident Evil Origins Collection isn't out until next year, but purchasing it before its January 19 release date adds a bit of eye candy into the mix. Pre-ordering the HD collection now will unlock new costumes for Resident E...
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'ePizza Cash'

Xenoblade Chronicles X's Best Buy pre-order bonus is...pizza?


'ePizza Cash'
Nov 02
// Steven Hansen
Move over Fallout 4 socks, Best Buy has topped itself in mere weeks. If you pre-order upcoming Wii U exclusive Xenoblade Chronicles X at Best Buy, it comes with "$10 ePizza Cash Presell Gift." What? Well, it's a bit more conf...
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Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider has exploding chickens


If you pre-order at GameStop...
Oct 17
// Kyle MacGregor
In case you had any doubt about Lara Croft being a terrible person, in Rise of the Tomb Raider, her latest adventure, the sociopathic archaeologist has the ability to use chickens as explosives. Rather than use, say, an inani...
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Pre-orders

You're not listening: Pre-orders are up 24%


Stop doing that thing
Oct 14
// Steven Hansen
Stop pre-ordering games. They will not sell out. You're not even guaranteed to get a working product for your $60. Still, pre-orders are up 24% in 2015 compared to 2014, pre-order revenue up 33%, and publishers are being rewa...
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Deals

Funstock's pre-order code brings The Division to only $41


Totally not Destiny
Sep 22
// Dealzon
It's been a slow gaming quarter in the sense that we haven't had any big releases sans a few titles like Metal Gear Solid V. So it's no surprise that retailers are tossing out discounts left and right to entice gamers. Funsto...
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Afterbirth pre-order sale

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth's pre-order discount is perfect


The price point of the beast
Sep 14
// Nic Rowen
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth is now available for pre-order on Steam with a hefty 40% discount that brings the price down to an entirely appropriate $6.66. Normally I don't advise pre-ordering anything, but given how much...
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Darth Vader PS4

That Darth Vader PS4 with the remastered Star Wars games is available to pre-order now


It runs $450
Sep 11
// Brett Makedonski
Remember Disney's D23 Expo? It seems like it was a long time ago, but it's really just a month in the past. Also, it wasn't in a galaxy far, far away; it was in California -- the land of almonds which require a gallon of wate...
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XCOM

XCOM: Enemy Unknown free to play this weekend on Steam


Buy the full game for 75 percent off
Sep 11
// Vikki Blake
XCOM: Enemy Unknown is free to play on Steam this weekend. The preview is available now and will end at 6pm (BST) on Sunday, September 13, 2015. If you enjoy your trial and fancy jumping into the game for reals...
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Evolve

Turtle Rock gives the lamest PR answer about Evolve's pre-order DLC


'We understand [it] was confusing'
Sep 08
// Brett Makedonski
Evolve's pre-order campaign was, without hyperbole, a shitshow. Jordan weighed in when the game was first announced, and opined that it was way too early to pre-order the game. By the time it released, there was more than $60...
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Call of Duty

Nuketown reborn in Black Ops 3


But there's a catch
Aug 31
// Robert Summa
If you are a fan of the Nuketown maps in the Call of Duty: Black Ops series, then you'll be happy to hear that Treyarch is bringing the popular map to Black Ops 3. However, this time it's got an edgy name and you'll need to p...
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Look into the coffee

Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut - Classified Edition up for pre-order


Tons of goodies with the PS3 version
Aug 27
// Jed Whitaker
Publisher NIS has started taking pre-orders for Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut - Classified Edition for PS3. It includes a hardcover art book, soundtrack, all the available DLC, and a custom set of Bicycle brand ...
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Road Not Taken DLC

Where is the Until Dawn pre-order DLC? In the middle of the story


This isn't how to do pre-order DLC
Aug 27
// Jed Whitaker
Over the past three nights I've watched my lovely boyfriend and our hunky Australian roommate stream Until Dawn and after finishing the game we decided to play the pre-order DLC chapter "The Road Not Taken" only we could...
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Assassin's Creed

Ubisoft unveils bonus Assassin's Creed Syndicate missions as pre-order sweetener


Join Dickens and Darwin and fight crime
Aug 26
// Vikki Blake
Ubisoft has revealed bonus Assassin's Creed Syndicate missions will be available for those who pre-order the game. The missions star everyone's favourite crime-solving duo, novelist Dickens and the Theory of Evolution masterm...
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Just Cause 3

Just Cause 3 is giving away a goddamn island, and you probably want no part of it


No bueno
Aug 25
// Brett Makedonski
We like to discourage pre-ordering video games. Sometimes games are broken. Sometimes games suck. No one needs to fork over money before they know the final verdict. However, sometimes video games use their pre-order siren s...
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amiibo

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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Mirror's Edge

The Mirror's Edge Catalyst collector's edition is sharp


Like the chorus to a George Michael song
Jul 10
// Brett Makedonski
Mirror's Edge was known for its striking and sharp aesthetic, so it's perfectly reasonable that the Mirror's Edge Catalyst collector's edition would convey those same qualities. This picture shared by EA shows that ...
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Fallout 3

Bethesda doesn't know when Xbox will make Fallout 3 backwards compatible


Pre-order bonus is the base game
Jul 02
// Brett Makedonski
Yesterday, Fallout 4 went up for pre-order on Xbox.com. Generally, this just means people can plop down money for a game that will release later. But, this circumstance is somewhat unique because Bethesda's offering...
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Steam Hardware

Steam Hardware's early stock is sold out


November 10 release date for the rest
Jun 30
// Joe Parlock
Were you hoping to get your hands on one of those early release versions of the Steam Controller, the Steam Link, or a Steam Machine when they come out in October? Well bad news, they’re all sold out. If you pre-order t...
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Broken games

The Arkham Knight PC port proves yet again that only suckers pre-order


A real shame
Jun 24
// Nic Rowen
Tuesday morning, I had a moment of weakness. After reading some stellar reviews (of the console versions) I allllmost pre-purchased the PC version of Arkham Knight. I've loved every other entry in the series and with those re...
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Halo 5

All of Halo 5's pre-order bonuses will be unlockable through gameplay


That's a nice change of pace
Jun 24
// Brett Makedonski
We've gotten used to a certain routine with regard to pre-order bonuses. Typically, they'll be made available weeks or months after release for a nominal fee. For those who are content to wait even longer, it's usually all in...
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Pip-Boy

More Fallout 4 Pip-Boy editions are on sale at Amazon!


These should go quick
Jun 24
// Brett Makedonski
Last week at E3, Bethesda revealed an edition of Fallout 4 that comes with a replica, functional Pip-Boy. It ended up being the most in-demand item at the show. Pre-orders went up and sold out shortly thereafter. Well, t...
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MS games

All of Microsoft's games are up for pre-order now


And Dark Souls III
Jun 15
// Brett Makedonski
Well, this is going to be a recurring theme today. As soon as press conferences end, Amazon's going to go live with pre-orders for all the games. Convenient for those who like that sort of thing. The first instance (apart fro...
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Rock Band 4

Rock Band 4 pre-orders are up, and the bundle will cost a pretty penny


And 24,998 more pretty pennies
Jun 15
// Brett Makedonski
Harmonix's Rock Band was a significant investment last generation. The barrier to entry for a proper full band experience meant buying a drum set, two guitars (if you didn't have any from Guitar Hero) a microphone, and t...
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Bethesda

All the Bethesda games are up for pre-order now


Amazon's on it
Jun 15
// Brett Makedonski
Bethesda kicked off E3 2015 with a nice little press conference last night. The stars of the show were Fallout 4, Doom, and Dishonored 2. Each title got a fair chunk of time dedicated to it, so we know what they look like (ev...
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Steam Machines

Steam Machines finally release soon, and pre-orders get them even earlier


Controller and Steam Link, too
Jun 04
// Brett Makedonski
In true Valve fashion, we've waited years to see if Steam Machines will ever actually see the light of day. They were revealed a long time ago, but then they just sort of never came out. Well, the first batch is definitely s...

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