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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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HMV

HMV laying off 464 workers, closing 37 more stores


More bad news for the struggling retailer
Feb 21
HMV has been having a pretty horrible year so far, and it's only February. Last month, the UK retailer went into administration, followed by an announcement that 66 stores would be closing up for good -- a move which also res... read
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Cliff Bleszinski thinks horror's doomed at retail, but who's doing the dooming?
As Dead Space 3 trades terror for cover mechanics, and Resident Evil 6 gives up all pretense of being a scary game, it's becomes ever clearer that mainstream publishers have no faith in horror games. Developer Cliff Bleszinsk... read feature

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EA wants used games gone, but admits their benefits


Healthy retailers make for healthy game industries, after all
Feb 13
Electronic Arts CFO Blake Jorgensen has admitted that his company would be quite happy to see the back of the used game market. While that's a hardly a surprising sentiment, the executive did raise an eyebrow with an hon... read
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Pachter: UK retail scene is a joke


Analyst comes down hard on price cut mayhem
Feb 11
Industry analyst Michael "Glowing Tooth" Pachter has criticized UK retailers for their constant attempts to undermine each other in videogame price cuts. The situation is nothing more than a joke at this point, according to t... read
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OUYA

Android-based OUYA to begin selling at retail in June


Kickstarter funded console to be available at Amazon, GameStop and other retailers
Feb 05
The OUYA console will start arriving at the homes of its Kickstarter backers in March, but you'll be seeing them in your local shops a scant few months later. An interview with OUYA CEO Julie Uhrman published on the WSJ.... read
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GRID returns in May

Decisions: GRID 2 has retailer-exclusive preorder bonuses


Release date set for May
Jan 31
Codemasters has slapped a release date on GRID 2: May 28 in North America, and May 31 in Europe. This will once again be a multiplatform game, hitting up the usual PlayStation 3, PC, and Xbox 360 trio. Maybe we'll see a Wii U... read
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Office Chat

Office Chat: Infinite horizons and limited vision


Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
Jan 16
Now arriving with an alarming consistency, I bring you the latest installment of Office Chat. In this episode, I'm joined again by Jordan Devore and Brett Zeidler as we address the controversy surrounding Star Wars: The... read
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Bonuses

Pre-order Dead Space 3 and get a shiny new gun


Retailer bonus items announced
Dec 03
Dead Space 3 is almost on the horizon now, which means its time for Electronic Arts (in partnership with retailers) to try and get you to confirm your need to play with pre-order inducements. If you were to make an order... read
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Retail

Walking Dead coming to brick and mortar stores


Shambles to North American retail December 11
Dec 03
Telltale has announced a North American retail release date for The Walking Dead. In stores on December 11, the critically-acclaimed adventure series will be available on disc for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. So, if for some re... read
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Go play the Wii U now at select retailers


Call first!
Nov 05
Nintendo has informed us that at least 5,000 Wii U kiosks are now available across the United States. You'll find these demo stations at participating retailers, which includes Target, Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart, and Toys R'... read
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Nihilistic Software is done with full retail games


Moving into downloadable and mobile development
Oct 18
On its Facebook page, Call of Duty: Black Ops - Declassified and Conan developer Nihilistic Software stated that it will be transitioning away from working on retail games and instead focus on downloadable and mobile games go... read
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Wikipad pre-orders start at GameStop on September 7


Sep 06
The Wikipad, the first tablet with a console-style gamepad controller, will be released this fall for $499. Retailer GameStop has partnered with Wikipad to kick off pre-orders on September 7, and they're working it out so tha... read
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Amazon reveals new service for free-to-play games


Jul 13
Popular online retailer Amazon has unveiled a new service designed specifically for the ever-growing free-to-play market. Game Connect provides an easy space for developers to link their freemium titles, and allows users to m... read
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THQ offers more Darksiders II if you buy directly


Jun 21
THQ may have shifted gears when it comes to the once-planned downloadable content expansion of Saints Row, but things have not totally changed over there in regards to their DLC strategy. In a press release today, the publish... read
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GameStop now sells Steam Wallet cards in the U.S.


May 14
As rumored last week, GameStop will indeed sell vouchers that allow customers to add funds to their Steam Wallet, opening a new segment of gamers to the platform's hard-to-ignore sales. These gift cards are available as of to... read
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GameStop removes PSP games from 25% of stores


May 11
Man, I LOVE the PSP, but even I can't believe how much GameStop store space goes to the system. There's usually a big rack packed with used games in gunky boxes, and every time I see one of these racks I wonder how long they'... read






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