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Target jump start Black Friday with $35 Battlefield 1 or Titanfall 2

Target started off an "Early Black Friday" preview sale yesterday, with deals running through Thursday night (today). Generally these type of sales are decent but nothing to write home about, but their "video game preview pick" is legitimat...   read

 
 
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The hackers that ruined Christmas 2014 have been arrested

I actually have quite a fond memory of Christmas morning in 2014. My cousin had come over with his family and his son wanted to play NBA 2K15. I figured, why not? I'm never going to touch the game (which came as a pack-in with my PS4), so w...   read

 
 
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A leak shows Halloween-themed content coming to Overwatch soon

Halloween costumes and Overwatch's generally bad-ass skins seem like the perfect match, so of course people have been clamoring for seasonal content. We all know it's coming, it's just a question of when and how. A Reddit poster by the name...   read

 
 
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Nielsen ranks Battlefield 1, Call of Duty as the most anticipated holiday games of 2016

The YouTube dislikes don't seem to be slowing down Call of Duty much. According to the Nielsen company, Infinite Warfare is tied with Battlefield 1 as the most anticipated game of the holiday season. Followed by that pair is Final...   read

 
 
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Giant Xbox One sale continues with free $50 gift code and controller

We can almost hear Microsoft at this point: "We'll give you anything you want, just help us clear out some of these Xbox One bundles from our warehouse." The Xbox One sale at the Microsoft Store is continuing in earnest, especially during t...   read

 
 
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Destiny Valentine's

Love is in the air for Destiny's Crimson Days

After a long holiday, Bungie is back to work this week. For the first update of the new year, Destiny will be adding an event not unlike the Festival of the Lost from Halloween. Except since this one is coming in February, it's all about sp...   read

 
 
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Valve finally discusses Steam's 'troubled Christmas'

Five days after we reported that Steam users were seeing account information that didn't belong to them, Valve has issued a public statement regarding that Christmas kerfuffle. A previous comment from a Valve representative confirmed that a...   read

 
 
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New Year

What are your New Year gaming resolutions for 2016?

Just three more days (for me, I don't know about you weirdos outside of California) and 2015 is over. Any New Year's Resolutions you have that are related to gaming? I personally want to start playing Rocksmith at least 2-3 days a week...   read

 
 
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Christmas

Christmas memories with Destructoid

[Header art by MeanderBot.] If you're reading this today, you're probably on the toilet, trying to duck away from that weird cousin/uncle/stranger who always shows up on Christmas. I feel you, I'm there too. Take a deep breath, you'll be fi...   read

 
 
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PSN Flash Sale

The PSN Holiday Flash Sale has some fine deals

It's finally Christmas here in the United States; a country known for big ol' prisons and giving video game consoles as Christmas gifts. Unless something drastic has changed in the past year, the post-dinner console unboxing remains an immu...   read

 
 
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Grand Theft Auto Online

You can embrace the holidays with Grand Theft Auto Online's Festive Surprise update

Today is Christmas Eve for those who celebrate the holiday, and many folks are preparing to see their families and drink entirely too much egg nog. They'll also get into political arguments, Uncle Billy will get embarrassingly drunk, and at...   read

 
 
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Holiday music to jam to with your gaming family

Happy holidays, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!  It is that time of year when you annoy entertain your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and unsuspecting opponents on Xbox Live with your holiday music. As a professional at annoying entertai...   read

 
 
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Winter Events

Here are some of the best in-game winter events running right now

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Mince pies, gingerbread men, last-minute panic buying of presents, and, of course, shutting yourself away from your family for the entire time to take part in some of the many in-game events h...   read

 
 
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GMG Winter Sale: $9 Cities Skylines and Shadow of Mordor GOTY

GOG and GamersGate had their respective Winter sales earlier this month, but it's now GMG's turn to bust out the "savings." Today the digital retailer launched their 2015 Winter sale with discounts up 92% off after a stacking coupon on sele...   read

 
 
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Shopper's guide
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The 'Nintendo in-print' Holiday gift guide

While much of modern society has moved on to the world of "electrons and information", there are two demographics that still eat up the printed page: kids and old people. Interestingly enough, these are also the two age groups who often lov...   read

 
 
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Rocket League

Play ice hockey in Rocket League

Psyonix has confirmed that from December 14, you'll be able to jump into the Winter Games event, Snow Day, in Rocket League. The ice hockey-inspired playlist (well, it's a puck instead of a ball) replaces the Mutator Mashup and will run unt...   read

 
 
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Xbox One Black Friday deal is $299 + $60 gift code + free game at Microsoft Store

Update: More bundles selling out! The ones striked-out below are no longer in stock. No word if they'll return for Cyber Monday next week. If you want an Xbox One, you better be ready at the stroke of midnight Thursday (yep, not Friday). Fo...   read

 
 
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Dtoid Gift Guide

Destructoid's gift guide for the PlayStation fan

It's almost December, and you know what that means: Frenzied shopping for your loved ones (and maybe a few things for yourself). Is there someone on your list who you know is a big PlayStation fan, but you're at a loss for what to get them?...   read

 
 
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Can't wait for Black Friday? Xbox One gets free games & bonuses (updated)

Update 11/8: We've updated the post to include freshly arrived Xbox One deals from Best Buy, Newegg et al. Currently the best bet is Microsoft's build your own Xbox One bundle deal, where you get AC Unity for free plus two free games of you...   read

 
 
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Katamari Damacy
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Close out Earth Day with a little Katamari Damacy

Chris gave a nod to Final Fantasy's Geomancer in honor of Earth Day, which I thought was an original choice. It got me thinking about games that are ever so vaguely related to the celebration. I'm sure you have one in mind. Well, I couldn'...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy

A tribute to everyone's favorite Earth-friendly Final Fantasy job

When you're playing Final Fantasy, it's easy to gravitate towards certain marquee jobs. A White Mage for example. Everyone needs a healer, right? You gotta have a Black Mage too. Oh, and a tank, like a Warrior or a Dark Knight. Maybe a Thie...   read

 
 
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New Year's Eve games

What game will you ring in the New Year with?

New Year's Eve was always my favorite holiday growing up. Not only were there yummy snacks galore at whatever party my parents dragged me to each year, but the adults were normally so preoccupied with drinking and pretending to enjoy each o...   read

 
 
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Night In The Woods

Lost Constellation is a pay-what-you-want Night In The Woods ghost story

The success of Night In The Woods on Kickstarter once again proved that the best way to win at crowd funding is to create something that people actively want to lob on to their own image/identity. So many games on Kikcstarter look fun, well...   read

 
 
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Steam Auction

Recycle your unwanted Steam junk to bid on games (Update)

[Update: The auction has been temporarily shut down, most likely due to the incredible amount of Gem Sacks that were being sold on the marketplace, driving the cost down and inflating the auctions. There are suspicions that users found a wa...   read

 
 
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Wolfenstein card

Wolfenstein's Deathshead looks like a creepy uncle in this Christmas card

I'm a total sucker for the holiday season. Christmas cards, particularly those featuring creepy-ass uncanny-valley videogame men wearing festive sweaters, are no exception. In the hope that I'm not alone, I had to share this Wolfenstein: Th...   read

 
 



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