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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 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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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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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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Fallout 4 pre-order deal available now at GMG

Releasing 11/10/2015
Jun 03
// Dealzon
Update 10/30: Release date is now confirmed to be 11/10/15. New code below. If you're filthy hype thanks to the three-minute announcement trailer and you're the type to pre-order a game based solely on a trailer even wit...
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Arkham Knight

Harley Quinn has a new Arkham Knight trailer, and she is quite pissed off

Swingin' that bat like Sammy Sosa
Jun 02
// Brett Makedonski
Harley Quinn continues her crusade against authority, and she does it in style in this new Arkham Knight trailer. Cops fall one by one via Louisville Sluggers to the dome, explosive children's toys, and swift (non-Taylo...
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NBA 2K16

Pre-order NBA 2K16 and play before official release date

You can play a whopping FOUR days early! Woot!
May 27
// Vikki Blake
2K has confirmed that NBA 2K16 will release in both Europe and North America on September 29. Can't wait that long? Well, if you're willing to put your money where your mouth is with a pre-order, you'll be able to play it up ...
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The Witcher

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

Are you one of them?
May 12
// Vikki Blake
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...
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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
// Brett Makedonski
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 ...
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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
// Jason Faulkner
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.
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Majora's Mask

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

The rarest 3DS gets even rarer.
Jan 23
// Mike Cosimano
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 credit as a make-good. There have even...
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Monster Hunter 4

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

Still no release date, though
Jan 08
// Brett Makedonski
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...
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Total War Attila & The Crew: 25% off Pre-order deals

PC only, duh
Nov 25
// Dealzon
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. ...
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Assassin's Creed Unity pre-order deals from PC to console

Uplay keys and eight-gen deals
Nov 07
// Dealzon
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...
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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
// Dealzon
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...
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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
// Rob Morrow
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...
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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
// Alasdair Duncan
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...
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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
// Brittany Vincent
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...
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Sonic Boom

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

Amy pillow not included
Aug 26
// Brittany Vincent
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 ...
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Xbone Pre-order

Microsoft confirms digital pre-orders for Xbox One

Ask and ye shall receive, apparently
Aug 12
// Kyle MacGregor
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...
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Activision: Pre-orders are declining, Call of Duty 'not immune'

This is despite Destiny's high pre-order numbers
Aug 06
// Alasdair Duncan
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 ...
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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
// Steven Hansen
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 ...
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Take a field trip to Destiny's Vanguard Armory with a pre-order

Early access to weapons, gear, and an exclusive emblem
Jul 21
// Brett Makedonski
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 ...

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