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Rumor: GameStop holding amiibo event on 8/8 for Duck Hunt, Game and Watch, and R.O.B. (Update)

[Update: The beloved amiibo News Twitter account just posted a picture of a GameStop flyer advertising this event. We currently have no official confirmation from GameStop, but this looks fairly legitimate. It's worth noting a PowerUp Rewa...   read

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New retail indies

Tower of Guns and Ether One are coming to retail

Tower of Guns, a delightful FPS roguelike, and Ether One, a beautiful adventure game, are going backwards in time and releasing in physical boxes this September. Ether One will have retail copies for PC and PS4, while Tower of Guns&nbs...   read

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Swedish branch of GAME has gone bankrupt, 31 shops close

Well-known retailer GAME has gone bankrupt in Sweden. This might sound familiar to UK readers, as the same company went bankrupt in the UK back in 2012, risking many shops being closed down until it merged with retailer Gamestation. GAME UK...   read

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Splatoon water gun

Target's throwing in a squirt gun with Splatoon

So far, I've missed every single opportunity to try Splatoon. Folks who made an effort to participate in the time-restricted Global Test Fire demo have had encouraging things to say about the game, which has me simultaneously feel...   read

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Nintendo NX

EB Games Australia offering NX pre-orders

As of today you can pre-order the Nintendo NX from EB Games Australia. Yep, you can go into an EB Games store in Australia and give them money to reserve you a piece of hardware that right now is literally only a name. Are you pre-ordering ...   read

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Can't rhyme/No time

Ubisoft does a physical Vita release of Child of Light/I'm not sure why, it doesn't seem right

Child of Light was late to Vita, coming in July.That the handheld wasn't a priority Ubisoft can't belie. And yet, what's this, a North American physical Vita release in March?Could it be Ubisoft doesn't want to leave our handheld fans parch...   read

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Games & the Environment

Study: Buying at retail more eco-friendly than online

A new study finds buying a game at retail may have a less significant impact on the environment than downloading the same title. The Journal of Industrial Ecology recently published a report dubbed "The Carbon Footprint of Games Distri...   read

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PC games

Anyone surprised to hear 92% of all PC game sales are digital?

To the surprise of probably no one, it looks like the vast majority of PC games that are sold are through digital channels. PC site PCR has been told by analyst DFC Intelligence that in 2013, 92% of games sold were digital, while physical s...   read

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Dragon Quest X

Cruise along on this Slime segway in Dragon Quest X

Dragon Quest X will receive a retail release, but with a catch: there will be no cartridge inside. Instead, in the retail packaging, you will receive a code to download the game from the Nintendo eShop, a 60-day online play voucher, a poste...   read

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Lego Batman 3

Preorder Lego Batman 3 anywhere but Best Buy for a physical reward

Following the abhorrent trend of announcing different preorder bonuses across different retailers is Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, which is shipping with six different doodads depending on where you go. Fortunately, it's not a menagerie of ...   read

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GameStop, stop

Gamestop on getting involved in early development: 'You won't see us involved in the creative process'

A few days ago, we heard that retailer GameStop could be gearing up for "getting involved at the time of game development where there could be some content exclusive to [the retailer] included in the game." Naturally, few people who play ga...   read

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Bayonetta 2

Don't worry, Bayonetta 2 will come packaged with the original game as well

Concerned over how you're going to pick up Bayonetta in addition to its sequel when it finally hits the Wii U? Not sure how you want to purchase the game so that you'll get a copy of the first game? Worry no more -- at least, if you're in N...   read

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Goat Simulator

Goat Simulator is receiving a North American retail release via Deep Silver

Not too long ago, we announced that Goat Simulator would be receiving a retail release in the UK. A boxed version of the bizarre farm animal simulator was awesome news, but North American gamers were still relegated to the digital release. ...   read


GameStop to close 130 stores to shift focus toward mobile

We told you last month that GameStop is looking to open about 400 tech stores this year in an effort to pivot their business toward the mobile and tablet side of things. That plan is still in place, but it comes with some closures, GamesInd...   read

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Borderlands 2 PS Vita bundle available May 6

Sony has announced a release date for the Borderlands 2 PlayStation Vita bundle today via PlayStation Blog. The bundle, which marks the first release of the handheld's slimmer hardware redesign in North America, will be available at retail...   read

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The Walking Dead

Online stores list The Walking Dead for Xbox One

Telltale's widely acclaimed series based on The Walking Dead may soon arrive on Xbox One. NeoGAF poster MauroNL spotted listings for the Game of the Year edition of the first season and the second season on the websites of several...   read


GameStop to open 400 tech stores this year

We know GameStop sells games and consoles as their bread and butter, but they want to get in on the tech game as well. They're investing up to $40 million in stores that will sell tech hardware, like phones and tablets. Their investors call...   read

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Blockbuster UK

Blockbuster closing all its UK stores by December 16

Last month we learned aged rental giant Blockbuster would draw its last breath on US soil by January 2014, when all 300 remaining locations would be shut down. Blockbuster UK is beating us to the punch, it seems. The 91 remaining stores wil...   read


GameStop still needs to fill 2.3 million PS4 pre-orders

GameStop sold its entire stock of PS4 systems at launch, and then moved through an extra allocations from Sony. But 2.3 million customers on their "first to know" list are still waiting for the shiny new system, reports T...   read

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Buy 2 get 1 free

Amazon matches Target's Buy 2 Get 1 Free PS4 game deal

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 Get One free PS...   read

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PC Stuff

Dell Black Friday ad leaked, good deals and no lines

Joining the ever-growing list of leaked Black Friday sales ads,'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 that are sure ...   read

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Blockbuster closing 300 retail stores by January

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 too. While these ...   read


Target will give you $200 for any iPad, even first-gens

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 site. This deal...   read


Toys R Us Black Friday ad leaked, filled with good deals

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, which gives y...   read

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Ouya rolling out nationwide in Target stores this holiday

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 few months, Poly...   read

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