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Kingdom Hearts 2.8's pre-order bonus is free, but disappointing

A pin. A pin! That's it! OK, see you later. Oh, you want an article? Well, fine. I love Kingdom Hearts, and I know it's free and all, but they want people to commit to buying a game that will have maybe three to five hours of new conte...   read


The world's largest rodent is your Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns pre-order bonus

In Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns, the latest entry in the Bokujō Monogatari farm sim franchise, your character can adopt a pet to keep them company around the farm. There is a wide variety of cat and dog breeds to choose from, i...   read

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Modern Warfare Remastered launches trailers, not nukes

Activision has pushed out a launch trailer for the Modern Warfare remaster. See, despite the fact that its proper launch isn't until November 4, anyone who pre-ordered Infinite Warfare's legacy or digital deluxe edition gets acce...   read


Become the Dovahkiin with Skyrim: Special Edition Dragonborn bundle

Those who are picking up Skyrim: Special Edition this fall may be interested in a collector's edition coming to Best Buy. Exclusive to the store, $75 nets you the game in a steelbook case along with a Dovahkiin mask. The bundle will be ava...   read


Yakuza 0 Business Edition pre-order is lackluster

Sega has announced a special pre-order deal for Yakuza 0 for North America. If you pre-order the "Business Edition" you get---business cards. A steel business card case with some business cards for Kiryu, as well as a hostess club card...   read


More crazy Sonic apparel: Free Sonic head with Fire & Ice pre-order

Halloween is right around the corner, so those of you still looking for a cheap costume or just wanting to embarrass yourself can now a get a free Sonic hat when you pre-order Sonic Boom Fire & Ice for Nintendo 3DS from the Nintend...   read

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's multiplayer beta will be a pre-order bonus

Last year, Activision announced that customers who pre-ordered Call of Duty: Black Ops III would be able to access the game's multiplayer beta, with PlayStation 4 users receiving first access. This trend is set to continue this year, a...   read


Here are Dead Rising 4's retailer-exclusive pre-order bonuses

There are certain games I categorize as "gloriously stupid," and the Dead Rising games fit into that category. Games like this emphasize fun over reality, and are an excuse for weapon designers and modelers to let their imaginatio...   read


Persona 5 pre-orders spike in Japan after Final Fantasy XV delay announcement

The moment it was announced that Final Fantasy XV would be delayed until November, I assumed it to be an inevitability that the Japanese release of Persona 5 would gain a sudden boost in interest. After all, it was a tough ask for gamers to...   read

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Everything from yesterday's Bethesda press conference is on Amazon

Bethesda threw a pretty good press conference last night. There were a good number of games, some reveals, and lots of gameplay. That's about the most you can ask for a show from anyone other than one of the platform-holders. If you're the ...   read


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The Xbox One Slim is up for pre-order on Amazon

It feels like we've known about it for months now, but Microsoft finally confirmed it today: There's a new model of Xbox One and it's significantly smaller. Microsoft told us that the Xbox One Slim has "up to" a 2TB hard drive and now we k...   read

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No Man's Sky and other upcoming games have a $25 bonus at Dell

Gamers eager to partake in the upcoming No Man's Sky will now have to wait till August to bulls-eye dinosaurs in their X-wing (or whatever the hell it's called). The game is now unfortunately delayed until August 9, but if you're still...   read

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Kirby amiibo

The new Kirby amiibo line is up on Amazon with a discount for Prime members

When Kirby: Planet Robobot releases on June 10, it'll launch alongside its own line of dedicated amiibo. As has been the case for a good year and a half now, people are often more excited for the figures than for the games themselves. ...   read

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Move over amiibo, Battleborn figures now hold the title of derpiest faces

We have a new reigning king of derp-face video game paraphernalia as the Battleborn pre-order figurines have usurped the disfigured faces seen on early amiibo.  Some game stores had pre-order-exclusive figures of various characters fro...   read

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Uncharted 4 pre-order
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Is that a Phurba dagger in his pocket or is Nathan Drake just happy to be 'powered' by GameStop?

Along with four separate editions of the game (get it, Uncharted FOUR?), Naughty Dog's alleged last entry in the series (or in Drake's story, at least) also has pre-order boners bonuses, including retail-specific ones. Quote Chris, "DLC is...   read

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Assassin's Creed preorder

Pre-order Assassin's Creed movie tickets for $1,200

The Michael Fassbender (Fish Tank) led Assassin's Creed movie isn't out until December, which is a long time from now, kind of. But that doesn't mean that Ubisoft doesn't want to start selling you tickets right this minute. $1,200 tickets. ...   read

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Homefront Revolution

Here's what comes in the Homefront: The Revolution Goliath Edition

Upcoming Homefront: The Revolution will be available in a special edition - Goliath - which ships with a radio-controlled scale replica drone with “working lights and six-wheel suspension.” The Goliath Edition also comes with a ...   read

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15,000 Vives were sold in the first 10 minutes at $800 a pop

For all the talk about how expensive virtual reality is, it hasn't stopped people from spending their cash on it. The excitement is palpable, as Oculus quickly sold through its first Rift shipment last month. It seems as if the more expensi...   read


Publisher delays game because nobody pre-ordered it

When I spoke with XSEED executive vice president Ken Berry last year, he told me his studio lives and dies by pre-orders. For a small team that localizes games for a niche, but enthusiastic audience, pre-orders determine whether certain ret...   read

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Get more Dooms for your dough with this pre-order bonus

Though as yet unconfirmed, it appears if you pre-order Doom on the Xbox One and you’ll get the backwards-compatible Doom and Doom II for nowt (which is British for free, just in case you weren’t sure). Although the offer ha...   read

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Rift bundles

The first batch of Oculus Rift PC bundles go up for pre-order next week

Now that full-blown VR Fever is upon us, many people find themselves in the regrettable position of having an under-performing PC. Running the Oculus Rift requires a decent rig, which isn't something that everyone who wants VR necessarily h...   read

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XCOM 2 pre-load now live, pre-order deals roundup

Firaxis finally let the cat out of the bag earlier today and has revealed the release schedule for Friday's XCOM 2. If you've already pre-ordered, you need to launch your Steam client and get going on the 31GB download because pre-load is n...   read

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Ryu and Famicom ROB amiibo up for pre-order at Best Buy

[Update: Best Buy has changed orders for Ryu back to March 18.] Two of the amiibo that are releasing in March are up for pre-order right now on Best Buy's website. Ryu and Famicom ROB are both available, but, like always, there's no telling...   read

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Fallout 4

Pre-ordered Fallout 4 on Xbox One? Better check your installed files

If you pre-ordered Fallout 4 on Xbox One before October 27, 2015, and don't have your console set to Instant On, check your files -- you may have a placeholder file downloaded instead of the actual game. "If you’ve digitally pre-order...   read

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Call of Duty

Not all UK pre-orders of Black Ops III will get bonus Nuketown map

If you pre-ordered Call of Duty: Black Ops III in the UK, did you expect the Nuketown multiplayer map but a code hasn't turned up? You're not the only one. (via VideoGamer) noticed that a recent Black Ops I...   read

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