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I think that Alien: Isolation could be great. Pre-order DLC is bad. Especially when it's actually cool sounding content, like a few missions starring the original Alien cast in the upcoming Alien: Isolation. After a...
A few days ago, we heard that retailer GameStop could be gearing up for "getting involved at the time of game development where there could be some content exclusive to [the retailer] included in the game." Naturally, few peo...
Someone needs to take Sega aside and politely inform it that pre-order incentives aren't actually supposed to be enticing. Years of custom gun skins and XP boosts have made the whole affair predictable and boring, and then S...
The pre-order bonuses for Alien: Isolation have been announced, and they're really, really cool... but should we take it at some kind of sign? After all, it was a very similar lust for bonuses that led to the crew of The Nostromo investigating the distress signal coming from LV-426, in the process granting passage to the film's titular nightmarish stowaway.
Takara Tomy Arts continues their line of Mother 2 (EarthBound) releases with these adorable gashapon figures. Ness, Paula, Jeff, Poo, and Mr. Saturn comprise the set and all are around 2.5 inches tall, with the exception of...
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...
Spike Chunsoft's Absolute Despair Girl: Danganronpa Another Episode is headed to retail shelves in Japan on September 25, and fans have yet another reason to get excited about the impending Danganronpa spinoff: this adorable ...
Ubisoft has launched a new tactic for netting pre-orders for Assassin's Creed: Unity in the form of a digital slot machine. Pre-order customers gain 5 free spins every Friday, and prizes include everything from in-game content to a trip to Paris. While participants pay no actual money to play, using gambling as a way to attract customers still feels a bit sleazy. 
One of the reasons some people still go with physical media is so they don't have to wait for downloads. Sony wants to fix that with games that automatically pre-load onto your console so you can play them as soon as they unl...
Ah, it's a beautiful, brand-new week fresh off the craziness of E3. We've had time to let all the sweet announcements settle in, one of which being that the PlayStation TV is finally making its way to the West. No, not that P...
Atlus always seems to pack in awesome bonus items with its games. Shin Megami Tensei IV had that huge strategy guide, Dragon's Crown an art book, and virtually everything else Atlus publishes at least gets a complimentary sou...
I would never let you forget that Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is coming to 3DS later this year. I'll tie today's reminder to the announcement of a premium edition release for the title in North America. For $79.99 you'...
Starting today, Skylanders fans that pre-order Trap Team will be given access to a bonus figure. New character Gearshift (pictured above) will be offered in limited supply, and this marks the first time fans will be able to b...
I don't know about you guys but when I saw the post last week about how the "exclusive content" for Watch_Dogs was spread out, it really drove the point home as to how silly the pre-order bonuses situation has become. Do all ...
Suplex! Suplex SUPLEX! Persona 4 Arena Ultimax pre-orders are now live for the Atlus fighting game. You can grab it for $59.99 at various retailers, and you can expect some pre-order bonus items too. What are those pre-order ...
Earlier today, Cheap Ass Gamer's Robert Goode pointed out on Twitter that Watch Dogs' Wikipedia page listed out every single various edition of the game you could possibly purchase in a handy table that also detailed what pie...
Retailers have really been stepping up their pre-order game lately. It used to be that plopping down money early for a title meant getting a character skin or some other half-assed, unimportant content. Between the likes of a...
Wolfenstein: The New Order is up for pre-order on Steam, and while my finger is hovering over the mouse to pull the trigger and make it Steam official, here's an interesting tidbit that might sway you into giving it a chance ...
Bethesda announced today that pre-orders are available for the "Panzerhund Edition" of Wolfenstein: The New Order, a limited-edition package which includes an 8" articulated statue of the Panzerhund enemy, documents, patches,...
The Metal Gear Solid Facebook page has been updated with a post listing a special pre-order offer for Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes available at PlayStation Store. If you purchase Ground Zeroes for PlayStatio...
505 Games has released new details regarding Sniper Elite 3, including a release date. You'll be able to take down targets this coming June 27 on PC, with releases for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 a fe...
Activision has announced an offer you can take advantage of at GameStop if you plan to purchase The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The "Web Threads Suits Pack," available free with pre-order on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, ...
Life Goes On is a platforming puzzle game in which the only way to progress requires the death of your knights to pave a safe path for the one who gets to make it through alive. As a fan of morbid humor, it's a concept ...
While generally at the forefront of digital distribution, it has taken Valve's Steam a little time to catch the likes of Origin and GoG in terms of self-activated digital refunds. Any pre-ordered item that a user has on their...
Senran Kagura Burst is making its way to European shores next month -- with a real life box and actual cartridge and everything! It's also getting a fancy pre-order bonus, according to publisher MAQL Europe. A 3D lenticu...
Capcom has just announced the ultimate HD edition of Resident Evil 4 for PC, coming to Steam worldwide as well as a retail PC version for Europe. This shambles out on February 28, 2014, priced at $19.99. Resident Evil 4 will ...
With just under a month until release, Fable Anniversary has gone gold and soon we will be able to remember what a proper Fable game feels like. Spare me your single-button combat silliness. As is par for the course, pre-orde...
The PC version of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will finally arrive in a few weeks, and Steam began offering pre-orders earlier today. If your plan is to play the game on launch day, you may as well buy now, as Konami i...
Lionhead has announced that Fable Anniversary will launch on Xbox 360 on February 4, 2014 in North America, February 6 in Asia, and February 7 in Europe.  Get all the Fable your mind can take, now with HD 1080p graphics,...
Preorders for upcoming PS3 RPG Atelier Escha & Logy ~Alchemists of the Dusk Sky~ are now open, and ordering from GameStop or Amazon will get you bonus exclusive costumes. Getting yours at Amazon gets you the Es...
This is your future, folks. A thing to go with the thing. Software sidecars. Thief gets a companion app for iOS and Android. The lite version will populate with news on the upcoming game, as well as trailers, screenshots, art...
Taking it from the streets to the table, Cryptozoic Entertainment is now accepting pre-orders for its upcoming Street Fighter deck-building card game. Anticipated for release February 2014, the two-to-five player game pits cl...
GameStop sold its entire stock of PS4 systems at launch, and then moved through an extra allocations from Sony. But 2.3 million customers on their "first to know" list are still waiting for the shiny new system, reports Games...
You've had a solid five months to make the arrangements to get an Xbox One. If you want the console immediately but have somehow neglected to pre-order it, Amazon's giving you one last shot. Take advantage of it. Starting tom...
SimCity is due to receive its first major content expansion next week with the release of Cities of Tomorrow, which introduces a host of new building types like drone factories and air scrubbers. Check out the latest tr...
Still need to find an Xbox One pre-order? GameStop has opened pre-orders back up for Microsoft's new console.  GameStop says that, for a limited time, Xbox One standard edition pre-orders can be made online or in-store w...
I love everything about the concept of Chivalry: Deadliest Warrior, and I am dying to play with armies of ninjas fighting vikings. We won't have much longer to wait, because the DLC is coming out on November 14. Pre-ordering ...
Still deciding which console deserves your Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! pre-order? Aside from the 3DS-exclusive collector's edition, platform choices seemed a wash. Just pick wherever you ha...
Well, lookie here. It's a pre-order on Steam for The Wolf Among Us, Telltale's (the makers of our Game of the Year for 2012) latest and maybe greatest. Putting your money down now gets you 10 percent off an already reasonably...
With only ten days left until release, Pokemon X and Y have collectively claimed the crown of the most pre-ordered 3DS game in Japan, reports Famitsu. Sitting at a pretty 1.26 million copies pre-ordered, X and Y have edged ou...