Wild Offer of Free Call of Duty, Assassin's Creed Floods Canada Stores

So, let's get this straight. In Canada this weekend, take any Xbox 360 or PS3 game—good, bad or ugly; GOTY or shovelware—trade it in, and get a free copy of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Call of Duty: Ghosts or Battlefield 4. Is that right? Is someone smoking crack up there? Not you, mayor ... » 11/09/13 2:07pm 11/09/13 2:07pm

A Glimpse of E3 With Their Own Eyes, Far From the Lights of L.A.

In line for Nintendo's booth, Terence Polk checked his smartphone and chitchatted about what he'd come to review. "Super Mario 3D World," he said, because he was skeptical—not because he was thrilled by what he'd seen in Nintendo's presentation. It was the second day of E3. In Winston-Salem, North Carolina. » 6/12/13 10:15pm 6/12/13 10:15pm

These are the 89 Best Buys Where You Can Play Nintendo's E3 Games

Nintendo just released the list of more than 75 U.S. cities where Best Buy stores will be holding public, playable demonstrations of games the company will be showing off at E3. The demos will take place during four-hour blocks on two different days during the week of E3. » 5/29/13 8:30am 5/29/13 8:30am

Correction: Jack Thompson Wanted Best Buy to Not Sell M-Rated Games To …

We recently reported that violent video game critic Jack Thompson asked Best Buy in October to not sell M-rated games. He actually wants them to not sell them to kids, asserting that "Some of these 'Mature' games, in addition to containing adult levels of violence, also contain sexual, pornographic material, so much so… » 1/13/13 5:48pm 1/13/13 5:48pm

Best Buy’s Black Friday Deals Include A $200 250 GB Xbox 360 Bundle,

That magical time of year is upon us, when prices for video game hardware and software get sliced down to can't-say-no levels. Best Buy's offerings have broken cover and include Ubisoft's big new release, a shiny 3DS bundle with Super Mario 3D Land and a Vita+Black Ops: Declassified. There's plenty to browse so head… » 11/07/12 10:49am 11/07/12 10:49am

According to Twitter, The Wii U is "AWESOME," "Overall pretty comfy"

Retailers Best Buy and GameStop have slowly been receiving Wii U demo kiosks to show off the upcoming Nintendo hardware to interested gamers. Though not every store seems to have gotten their kiosks yet, many have. And many gamers have gotten their hands on the Wii U's GamePad. » 10/26/12 5:45pm 10/26/12 5:45pm

The 360's $50 Price Drop Is For Two New Bundles—But It Isn't Limited to…

With big thanks to our partners at Dealzon, we know a little more about this $50 price drop on Xbox 360 configurations. The big detail is that the cut isn't limited to just GameStop. "These are new bundles, supposedly released Oct. 9, and are now selling for $250 at Best Buy, Amazon, and Gamestop, instead of $300 that… » 10/14/12 7:19pm 10/14/12 7:19pm

EA Sports Gets to Work Putting Assassin's Creed Canoeing Into Madden

Best Buy got a little too enthusiastic with its promotional copy » 8/24/12 3:30pm 8/24/12 3:30pm for , promising features such as "slow-motion chain kills," pickpocketing unsuspecting victims, and a new pursuit system involving a canoe. Truly, this is how you innovate in the sports genre.

If Your Game Store Goes Bankrupt, Don't Expect to Get Your Preorder…

When the Australian branch of gaming chain GAME went into administration yesterday (like bankruptcy, but not as bad), a number of its customers were royally screwed. Anyone who put down money to preorder Diablo III was totally out of luck: they won't get the game, nor will they get their money back. » 5/14/12 3:00pm 5/14/12 3:00pm

Best Buy Offering Pre-orders For...Half-Life 2: Episode 3? [Update:…

Reddit user Tabisama » 4/18/12 3:40pm 4/18/12 3:40pm strolled into Best Buy, but wasn't expecting to stumble on this pre-order for what appears to be . Looking at this poster, you might think that it's genuine. But looking at that 99,999,999 countdown, you might think otherwise. These teases are not uncommon. After all, everyone knows gamers'…

Best Buy Gets an Incredibly Boring Prototype 2 Preorder Bonus

In Prototype 2 Sgt. James Heller is infected with a mutagen that gives him access to an amazing variety of super powers. One would think Best Buy and Radical Entertainment could come up with a preorder incentive more compelling that vehicle armor. » 1/27/12 11:30am 1/27/12 11:30am

Wired for Great Sound, Just Not for Convenience

Making a consumer recommendation on a video game is rather simple: new ones typically cost $60, so the question is whether the thing is worth that. Hardware and peripherals are a bit trickier as a manufacturer can pile on features and conveniences, jacking up the price but, inevitably, making a recommendable luxury. » 1/19/12 6:00pm 1/19/12 6:00pm