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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: 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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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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Hitman: Absolution special ed, retailer bonuses revealed


Apr 11
The return of Agent 47 is nearing. If you want him to arrive at your home in style, Square Enix would like you to consider the Hitman: Absolution "Professional Edition," now available for pre-order. The package, which re... read
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Pachter: Orbis/PS4 to suffer if it blocks used games


Mar 30
Industry analyst Michael "Bumblecrumbs" Pachter has responded to rumors that Sony's next generation PlayStation will block used games, believing that the pros are far outweighed by the cons. According to the smooth opera... read
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Capcom launching retail store in Japan


Mar 27
Great news for Japanese shoppers and anyone planning a trip overseas soon. Capcom has decided to open a retail shop under the bright lights of the Odaiba in the Tokyo area on April 14th. There are plans to have in store event... read
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GAME officially files for administration


Mar 21
Well, looks like the final nail is being driven into GAME's coffin at an inexorable, torturous, pace. Following weeks of humiliating failures, the UK retailer has finally filed for administration, having been unable to find a... read
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GAME not quite dead yet but it's definitely looking pale


Mar 20
GAME, the failing UK videogame retailer, has not been having a good year so far. A string of major releases never appeared on the shop's shelves, preoders were cancelled and things were looking gloomy. The GAME Group needed &... read
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GAME not stocking Ninja Gaiden 3, WO3, Raccoon City


Mar 13
As if you needed telling by now, it has been revealed that GAME will be unable to stock Ninja Gaiden 3, Warriors Orochi 3 or Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, all scheduled for launch this month.  Koei itself announ... read
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GAME reportedly preparing to go bankrupt


Mar 09
If you check your Twitter feed today, you might see a few updates reading, "RIP GAME," or expressing similar sentiments. That's all because of a new report in MCV claiming that the UK retailer is now prepared to go into admin... read
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GAME won't stock Street Fighter X Tekken, Asura's Wrath


Mar 06
The parade of indignity just hasn't stopped marching for the United Kingdom's biggest game retailer. Recently, GAME has had to announce that it couldn't stock The Last Story, nor could it sell Mass Effect 3. Now, Capcom revea... read
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GAME won't be selling Mass Effect 3


Feb 29
UK retailer GAME has announced that it will not be stocking Mass Effect 3, one of the biggest games of the year. This news follows previous announcements that the chain wouldn't be stocking The Last Story, and until recently ... read
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Vita games: Buy 2 get 1 free at some retailers


Feb 20
[Update: Our friends at CheapAssGamer.com say that Amazon.com are also matching the buy two, get one free offer. Nice!] Select PlayStation Vita games fall under a promotion that has you getting one free after buying two.... read
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Game changer: NPD to receive Walmart sales data


Feb 03
The games industry has looked to NPD game sales data for their reports and analysis, but we could never put too much stock into the numbers as they did not include the data from the world's largest retailer, Walmart. That cha... read
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The Binding of Isaac gets a grotesque retail edition


Jan 28
It was only a few days ago that online retailer, Merge Games, announced they would be selling a retail version of Terraria, a collectors edition no less. Now another of my favorite indie games from last year is getting a reta... read
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Terraria is about to get physical


Jan 25
Terraria has been keeping its players amused with mining, building, fighting and treasure hunting since May last year. It's a pretty significant amount of players as well, most likely, with Re-Logic managing to shift over a m... read
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New Medal of Honor and NFS this year, hints UK retailer


Jan 12
Social media are hard to use, aren't they? Earlier this morning, @gamedigital -- the Twitter account for UK retailer GAME -- tweeted that "This morning we're at an EA presentation, where we hope to see some pretty cool games... read
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Retailers: Drop online pass, and we'll share our profits


Jan 11
A number of retailers across the United Kingdom have said that, if publishers were to drop online passes and start offering better business terms, they'd be happy to offer a slice of pre-owned sales profits.  "As a retai... read
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There's a whole bunch of good news from this leaked GameStop document for the PlayStation Vita launch. This comes courtesy of Destructoid reader Josh H, so high fives to him. On this list we found Vita launch titles and their... read feature







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