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Splatoon water gun

Target's throwing in a squirt gun with Splatoon


#synergy
May 18
So far, I've missed every single opportunity to try Splatoon. Folks who made an effort to participate in the time-restricted Global Test Fire demo have had encouraging things to say about the game, which has me simu... read
Nintendo NX

EB Games Australia offering NX pre-orders


Don't do it, we beg of you
Mar 18
As of today you can pre-order the Nintendo NX from EB Games Australia. Yep, you can go into an EB Games store in Australia and give them money to reserve you a piece of hardware that right now is literally only a name. Are yo... read
Can't rhyme/No time

Ubisoft does a physical Vita release of Child of Light/I'm not sure why, it doesn't seem right


This release is new for us/I guess we can consider it a plus
Mar 12
Child of Light was late to Vita, coming in July.That the handheld wasn't a priority Ubisoft can't belie. And yet, what's this, a North American physical Vita release in March?Could it be Ubisoft doesn't want to leave our hand... read
Games & the Environment

Study: Buying at retail more eco-friendly than online


So finds the the Journal of Industrial Ecology
Sep 07
A new study finds buying a game at retail may have a less significant impact on the environment than downloading the same title. The Journal of Industrial Ecology recently published a report dubbed "The Carbon Footprint ... read
PC games

Anyone surprised to hear 92% of all PC game sales are digital?


Digital sales are up 16% over 2012
Aug 19
To the surprise of probably no one, it looks like the vast majority of PC games that are sold are through digital channels. PC site PCR has been told by analyst DFC Intelligence that in 2013, 92% of games sold were digital, w... read
Dragon Quest X

Cruise along on this Slime segway in Dragon Quest X


Mall coppin' on my Slime
Jul 16
Dragon Quest X will receive a retail release, but with a catch: there will be no cartridge inside. Instead, in the retail packaging, you will receive a code to download the game from the Nintendo eShop, a 60-day online play v... read
Lego Batman 3

Preorder Lego Batman 3 anywhere but Best Buy for a physical reward


I'll go for the Batgirl keychain, personally
Jul 14
Following the abhorrent trend of announcing different preorder bonuses across different retailers is Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, which is shipping with six different doodads depending on where you go. Fortunately, it's not ... read
GameStop, stop

Gamestop on getting involved in early development: 'You won't see us involved in the creative process'


Mitt Romney was on the board of directors when GameStop was NeoStar
Jul 10
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... read
Bayonetta 2

Don't worry, Bayonetta 2 will come packaged with the original game as well


Do you wanna touch me?
Jul 08
Concerned over how you're going to pick up Bayonetta in addition to its sequel when it finally hits the Wii U? Not sure how you want to purchase the game so that you'll get a copy of the first game? Worry no more -- at least,... read
Goat Simulator

Goat Simulator is receiving a North American retail release via Deep Silver


The wait won't be so baa-ad
Jun 28
Not too long ago, we announced that Goat Simulator would be receiving a retail release in the UK. A boxed version of the bizarre farm animal simulator was awesome news, but North American gamers were still relegated to the di... read

GameStop to close 130 stores to shift focus toward mobile


Retailer to open hundreds of mobile outlets
Apr 25
We told you last month that GameStop is looking to open about 400 tech stores this year in an effort to pivot their business toward the mobile and tablet side of things. That plan is still in place, but it comes with some clo... read

Borderlands 2 PS Vita bundle available May 6


Game available separately a week later
Apr 08
Sony has announced a release date for the Borderlands 2 PlayStation Vita bundle today via PlayStation Blog. The bundle, which marks the first release of the handheld's slimmer hardware redesign in North America, will be avai... read
The Walking Dead

Online stores list The Walking Dead for Xbox One


May be shambling its way to the new generation
Apr 02
Telltale's widely acclaimed series based on The Walking Dead may soon arrive on Xbox One. NeoGAF poster MauroNL spotted listings for the Game of the Year edition of the first season and the second season on the webs... read

GameStop to open 400 tech stores this year


Investing $40 million in new stores
Mar 28
We know GameStop sells games and consoles as their bread and butter, but they want to get in on the tech game as well. They're investing up to $40 million in stores that will sell tech hardware, like phones and tablets. Their... read
Blockbuster UK

Blockbuster closing all its UK stores by December 16


Blockbusted
Dec 13
Last month we learned aged rental giant Blockbuster would draw its last breath on US soil by January 2014, when all 300 remaining locations would be shut down. Blockbuster UK is beating us to the punch, it seems. The 91 remai... read

GameStop still needs to fill 2.3 million PS4 pre-orders


A third of PS Plus subs came in the last 7 days
Nov 22
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... read
Buy 2 get 1 free

Amazon matches Target's Buy 2 Get 1 Free PS4 game deal


Sending out emails to those who've pre-ordered games
Nov 10
For those who've pre-ordered PS4 games with Amazon, make sure to check your inbox as the online retailer has been sending out emails offering a special Buy 2 Get 1 free deal on PS4 titles. There's also rumors of some Buy One ... read
PC Stuff

Dell Black Friday ad leaked, good deals and no lines


Deals start online Thursday 6pm EST
Nov 10
Joining the ever-growing list of leaked Black Friday sales ads, Dell.com's turkey day extravaganza has hit the web. While nothing too exciting, something that seems to be the trend this year, there are a few decent deals ... read

Blockbuster closing 300 retail stores by January


Yeah, I didn't know Blockbuster was still around either
Nov 07
Dish Network announced that they'll be closing all the 300 or so remaining corporate-owned Blockbuster retail locations in the United States by January 2014. They'll be shutting down the DVD mail service middle of December to... read

Target will give you $200 for any iPad, even first-gens


That's quite the deal
Nov 05
Target is running a promotion right now where they'll give you a $200 for any iPad. Yes, even the first-generation one. That's insane, considering you could possibly get $100 at best if you were to sell it through an auction ... read

Toys R Us Black Friday ad leaked, filled with good deals


Open from 5pm on Thanksgiving
Nov 04
It'll take you forever to flip through this leaked Black Friday ad from Toys R Us, so we've done the work for you. There's nothing too exciting, but there are plenty of solid deals. The biggest deal is probably the PS3 bundle... read
Ouya

Ouya rolling out nationwide in Target stores this holiday


Demo kiosks expected early next year
Oct 25
The Ouya has had no small amount of supporters, but for "the little open-source console that could," real success might be seen at the brick-and-mortar level. After having been available in select Target stores for the last f... read
SimplyGames PS4

SimplyGames PS4 pre-order price hike is 'unlawful'


Price raised from £349.99 to £414.99
Oct 09
If you're a UK resident and pre-ordered your PS4 from SimplyGames, you might want to check on the status of your order, as the retailer has apparently hiked the previously locked in price of  £349.99 to £414.... read
Normal people aren't like us
If you are reading this, you are above the average game consumer. Just the fact that you are reading Destructoid probably means you are an enthusiast. You likely read reviews, might catch some news about upcoming releases, an... read feature

Pokémon balls

UK Pokemon trainers get a Pokeball with X & Y pre-order


Exclusive to the UK? Check out the Pokéballs on those guys!
Jul 31
Are you an avid Pokéfan looking for the best way to tote your dazzling collection of Pokémon games around? Well, UK retailer GAME has you covered, as Pokémon X/Y pre-orders come with an honest to goodness... read
Xbox One reserves

Stores only taking a limited amount of Xbox One reserves


Some locations are only taking up to six
Jun 10
[Update: Amazon is now taking Xbox One pre-orders] Right after covering the Xbox One reveal, I went out to my local GameStop to reserve the $499 system (due to the fact that I wish to cover it on launch day for you guys,... read
Persona 4 Arena

Persona 4 Arena getting vinyl soundtrack pre-order bonus


GAME offering retailer-specific pre-order incentive in UK
Mar 26
Say what you want about the long delays Europeans are forced to put up with to get their hands on Atlus games, but this Persona 4 Arena pre-order bonus is awesome! In addition to the standard soundtrack CD... read

Price cut not enough for Wii U, claims retailer


ShopTo reduces price, doesn't see big enough boost
Mar 26
UK retailer ShopTo has claimed that, even after initiating its own price cut for the Wii U, it isn't seeing the kind of sales it hopes for. The company spilled the beans to MCV recently. The company decided to drop the price ... read
Wii U

Wii U gets a £50-£60 price drop in the UK


Amazon, Asda and Shopto all discount Nintendo's new console
Mar 15
If you've been waiting for the Wii U to drop in price in the UK, then today is your lucky day. CVG reports that various retailers are following the lead of supermarket giant Asda's £50 price cut on Wii U bundles. Here's... read
GameStop VP in prison

Former GameStop VP in prison for stealing $1.7 million


You could buy a lot of used Maddens with that kind of money!
Mar 12
Some may call GameStop employees crooks for giving customers pennies for their beloved Maddens, but only Frank Christopher Olivera, former VP of corporate communications and public affairs at GameStop Texas, has been sentence... read






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