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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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Amazon deals

Amazon's gearing up for Black Friday with some cheap games and sexy TVs

Black Friday seems to get here earlier and earlier every year. Recently, retailers pushed the annual shopping extravaganza to Thanksgiving evening. This year, Amazon's prepping the masses for massive savings with a week of rotating deals be...   read


Nintendo announces five new Fall hardware bundles

Nintendo announced five new hardware bundles for this Fall season this morning. The Super Mario 3D World Deluxe Set launches in mid-September. For $299 you'll get the Wii U Deluxe Set, Super Mario 3D World, and Nintendo Land. Walmart has an...   read

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Are you playing anything special for Memorial Day?

Long weekends are the best weekends. Are you playing anything of particular importance today? Even if you're not, that's fine too! We've all got backlogs. Even the mighty Chris Carter. For me, it'll be more Advance Wars -- gotta unlock thos...   read

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Valentine's Day
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Get your exclusive Valentine's card gaming gifs here

It's Valentine's Day, which means there may be someone in your life that you feel excited (or obligated) to show how much you love them, most likely with candy, cards, or some other physical things. It's a holiday designed to make us feel l...   read

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Plants vs. Zombies 2 celebrates Feastivus this week

Ever since getting partway through its final world, I've been ignoring Plants vs. Zombies 2 -- but Plants vs. Zombies 2 has not been ignoring me. Those push notifications haven't compelled me to return yet, though PopCap's plans for the ga...   read

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Scrolls gift copies

Owners of Mojang's Scrolls can gift a copy to a friend

If you own Mojang's Scrolls, you will be able to give a copy to a friend as a gift this holiday season. All you need to do is log into your Mojang account, and click on the "Send to a friend" button. A code will be sent to the email that yo...   read

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The Yule Lads
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EVE devs dress up as Yule Lads to hand out presents

I love CCP. They are a bunch of crazy guys, and every time they come out with a video it's always bizarre and amazing. To celebrate the holiday's in EVE Online, the guys at CCP are giving out in-game gifts on an advent calander. Of course,...   read

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How the Viscera Cleanup Detail saved Christmas

Certainly one of the strangest releases of 2013, Viscera Cleanup Detail now has a holiday-themed version available for purchase on Steam, Santa's Rampage. Set in the workshop at the North Pole, players must clean the carnage from a Kr...   read

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Deals: Cyber Monday

Deal North: Cyber Monday gaming deals

You know what Cyber Monday is, right? It's the same crap from Black Friday, just a few days later. It's a second chance for many that missed the good stuff last week. It's the better of the two, as you won't get trampled. You won't find any...   read

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Black Friday Games

Deal North: Black Friday software deals galore!

Bananas! We've hit you with a ton of deals already, and many of them are still valid, so if you haven't checked our listings yet, check out: Pre-Black Friday software download deals Thanksgiving day deals Black Friday hardware guide And n...   read

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Deal North: Hardware

Deal North: Black Friday hardware buyer's guide

Even with the early store openings they're calling Gray Thursday, Black Friday is really only one shopping day, so it's understandable that you'd want to maximize your time. We've done the footwork for you so you can go straight to the chea...   read

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Deals for Thanksgiving
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Deal North: Thanksgiving day game deals

[Update: We've added a few more items to our shopping list this morning. Our deals corgi thanks you for your tips! Now go get Ni no Kuni for $15!] Happy Thanksgiving! Aside from what we have today and what you've seen already, they're savin...   read

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Deals: download games

Deal North: Pre-Black Friday downloadable games deals

[Update: Check our listings again for more additions! We've added some hot ones, like Atlus' deal on Persona 4 Golden for only $19.99. Jump on Steam flash deals like Gone Home for $4.99] Deal North is back with a roundup of all the pre-Blac...   read

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Black Friday

Amazon's Black Friday videogame sales calendar revealed

For those giddy to get their holiday savings on, Amazon has released their upcoming Black Friday calendar for crazy videogame sales. Kicking it off tomorrow, November 25 at 5:10 am PST, is a Skylanders Giants portal owner pack for the Ninte...   read

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3DS holiday commercial
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3DS holiday ad will make you wish you were a kid again

I've always been a fan of Nintendo's advertising, from Pokemon's link trading commercials to Wayne Brady rapping about Wii Party U -- it's always been spot on. Don't question my unironic love for Wayne Brady. I suppose it comes as no surpr...   read

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Special Ouya

Limited holiday edition Ouya comes in white

Ouya is trying its damnedest to appeal to those looking to put a little gaming under their tree this holiday. Today, a special, exclusive holiday edition of the console has been announced which comes in bright, white case and features 16GB ...   read

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Nintendo Mall Tour

Nintendo to show off games in nationwide mall tour

Nintendo's taking to the road this holiday shopping season, embarking on a 23-stop mall tour across the United States, to get families hooked on the idea of bringing gaming home for Christmas. They're bringing a whole lot of games with them...   read

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