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Rift

Oculus Rift is being sold at retail before all pre-orders have been fulfilled

“Pre-order” has a pretty well-defined meaning. If you pre-order something, the expectation is that one of whatever it is you’re pre-ordering will be saved for you, and you’ll get it on, or sometimes before, the day i...

 
 
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GAME

UK retailer GAME profits down 10m pounds

Despite a drop in profits, UK retailer GAME will not be looking to close stores. In the first half of the financial year (up until January 23, 2016), the games retailer adjusted earnings to £33.1m - a £10m drop on profits in the...

 
 
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Target Australia

Target Australia is wrapping R18+ games in the equivalent of brown paper

I remember reading once about how retailers voluntarily censored the album cover of hair metal doofuses, Ratt's, Out of the Cellar. The image of a feline Tawny Kitaen creeping towards a cellar door in black leather was just too much for the...

 
 
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SFV GAME tournament

GAME SFV tournament is making players qualify against CPU opponents

UK retail chain GAME is holding a Street Fighter V tournament beginning on January 26 across more than 300 stores. The elimination series will eventually winnow players down to a final set of matches competing at Insomnia for a £1,000...

 
 
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Nuka Cola Quantum

Prepare your teeth for radioactive decay, Nuka Cola Quantum is back

If you missed them before, you might be happy to hear that Target (you know, the line of retailers that recently abandoned Canada) will be restocking their supply of everyone's favorite Fallout 4 promotional tie-in, Nuka Cola Quantum, ...

 
 
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Green Man Gaming

[Update] More publishers claim Green Man Gaming is selling its games unauthorised

[Update]: We have received this statement from Green Man Gaming's head of PR: As you know, we have official and direct relationships with a range of publishers, developers and distributors. Some publishers send us keys directly. Some ...

 
 
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Target sale

Target 'Buy 2, Get 1' free sale returns in time for Fallout 4

Starting Sunday November 8 and going through November 14, most video games sold by Target (online, too) are buy two, get one free. Of course you will get the cheapest of the three for free, but you can cheat the system* by buying two brand ...

 
 
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Xbox One

GameStop holds trade-in deal for $100 Xbox One

If you're hankering for a new Xbox One: GameStop has an offer that just might tempt you. If you bring in a qualifying PlayStation 4 or Xbox One before November 15, 2015, the retailer will give you $250 towards the cost of a new Xbox One con...

 
 
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Jackbox Party Pack

The Jackbox Party Pack is coming to retailers

Beloved party game The Jackbox Party Pack is coming to North American retailers on Nov. 6, courtesy of Telltale Games' new publishing arm. The partnership between Jackbox Games and Telltale is "part of an all-new strategic publishing initia...

 
 
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Fallout 4

Where to buy Fallout 4 the cheapest, with the best extras

Today we learned that Best Buy is selling Fallout 4 with a pair of socks, but what if you already have socks, and it's really a pair of underwear you need, or a cravat? Perhaps you've already pre-ordered Fallout 4, maybe even secured the Pi...

 
 
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PS4 EU

The PS4 might be getting a price cut in the EU this week

If you’re in North America or Japan, you’ve already enjoyed a pretty hefty price cut for the PS4. I’ve heard (from an admittedly not reliable source) that some towns in rural Oklahoma now build their houses out of PS4s ins...

 
 
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Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight's Xbox One retail version is in limbo due to publishing policies

Yacht Club Games has hit some snags with the retail versions of Shovel Knight. For starters, the studio has abandoned plans for a physical copy on Xbox One this holiday. "We really gave it our best effort, but unfortunately, because of pub...

 
 
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PS4 price cut

The PlayStation 4 may be getting a price drop

Target seems to be suggesting a PlayStation 4 price cut is nigh. The retailer's website indicates the system "now" costs $349.99, as opposed to the standard $399.99 manufacturer-suggested price tag, which has remained constant since So...

 
 
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GAME

Did you pre-order Super Mario Maker from GAME?

GAME, the UK's biggest games retailer, has apologised to customers who have been charged up to seven times for their pre-order of Super Mario Maker. For some, that's a whopping £328.93 disappearing from their bank accounts.   Via...

 
 
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Metal Gear Solid V

The only file on the PC retail version of The Phantom Pain is a Steam installer

Oh Konami, why do you do these things? Do you not know people are mad at you for recent events? Do you not know people have been avidly awaiting Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain for years? How do you continue to fuck up, time and time a...

 
 
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amiibo

Rumor: GameStop holding amiibo event on 8/8 for Duck Hunt, Game and Watch, and R.O.B. (Update)

[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 a PowerUp Rewa...

 
 
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New retail indies

Tower of Guns and Ether One are coming to retail

Tower of Guns, a delightful FPS roguelike, and Ether One, a beautiful adventure game, are going backwards in time and releasing in physical boxes this September. Ether One will have retail copies for PC and PS4, while Tower of Guns&nbs...

 
 
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GAME

Swedish branch of GAME has gone bankrupt, 31 shops close

Well-known retailer GAME has gone bankrupt in Sweden. This might sound familiar to UK readers, as the same company went bankrupt in the UK back in 2012, risking many shops being closed down until it merged with retailer Gamestation. GAME UK...

 
 
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Splatoon water gun

Target's throwing in a squirt gun with Splatoon

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 simultaneously feel...

 
 
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Nintendo NX

EB Games Australia offering NX pre-orders

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 you pre-ordering ...

 
 
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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

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 handheld fans parch...

 
 
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Games & the Environment

Study: Buying at retail more eco-friendly than online

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 of Games Distri...

 
 
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PC games

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

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, while physical s...

 
 
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Dragon Quest X

Cruise along on this Slime segway in Dragon Quest X

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 voucher, a poste...

 
 
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Lego Batman 3

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

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 a menagerie of ...

 
 
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GameStop, stop

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

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 people who play ga...

 
 
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Bayonetta 2

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

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, if you're in N...

 
 
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Goat Simulator

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

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 digital release. ...

 
 
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GameStop to close 130 stores to shift focus toward mobile

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 closures, GamesInd...

 
 
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Borderlands 2 PS Vita bundle available May 6

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 available at retail...

 
 

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I feel dumb, this whole time I thought Overwatch was a PC-only title and was continually surprised at how many people were talking about

 
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I have mixed feelings on But my strongest feeling is that people paid for a free-to-play

 
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BigDoniel

Not saw anyone discussing the Preacher pilot, so Im just gonna sit here and judge you all while listening to Little Mix

 
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Binary Domain: So, the French team just arrived with their very worst accents in Even the robot has Man, I cant wait to see the Spanish crew show up for Speedy Gonzales

 
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My internet travels have brought me across a development team for a game called Violet Theyd love my help, so I made some music for stressful

 
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Someone mentioned butts in a quickpost, so heres a Someone actually asked me to make

 
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When people wonder why I keep cracking jokes about the fairly serious bullshit that keeps going on

 
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Luca Blight

What a beautiful The birds are gone, the children are screaming and the lovely smell of fire and

 
Khalid Eternal Nigh

Overwatch is Its fun, its not F2P, everyone has access to everything needed to play without All the charcters feels unique and interesting in terms of like Im back in 2007 era Classic TF2 art style is still bette

 
Dreggsao

One of my comments needs Is it because I said Breitbart? I think swearing is OK

 
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Amazed some people were apparently touched, blown away by dat GoT The whole scene has a level of cheesiness and incoherence unprecedented for the

 
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Beat the Leviathan with Roxxis Rubi to keep me alive, that Thief gun Scarlett drops to kill That aside, the idea of Marcus raising a child bothers

 
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40K Knight banners, because if youre dropping $140 on a plastic giant mecha, you want it to be as chivalrous as Knight Paladin still the best,

 
ChrisHannard

I cant understand all the love this is suddenly I mean, its good, but why has it suddenly become of such interest to video gamers?

 
ragm54

Ive been reading you guys with Overwatch Overwatch Meanwhile Im reminded that my potato couldnt even run it at 4FPS, and I refuse to play it on PS4 (TF2 has destroyed my will to play FPS on gonna go play Valkyria

 
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In a move not expected by anyone, the Heralds of Ruin Kill Team Rules (The Good Warhammer 40K Kill Team Rules) have been While Im not too hype about Eldar near-D shenanigans and Rogue Trader Ork weapons, the Grot Rebel list seems to be blast!

 
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I might actually get Overwatch in the near future if I can play it with you Ive never had a group to play with

 
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Finally got around to starting Pocket What a delightful little I absolutely adore the dialogue and the main The gameplay is really fun Fun fact, CJ is quoted on the eshop in the sales banner for the game right

 
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The next person to ask me to hold the door today is getting kicked in the While Im sobbing of Seriously fuck my

 
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Is it acceptable to rant here? Even if its not about games? Cause Im sick of my female facebook friends linking to their odyssey online articles they Youre 19 and a freshman in You dont have all the Sorry this isnt video gamey

 
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And thats REmake finished and done-really good game, had a great time with Finally digging into the backlog and clearing it out a

 

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