Website Will Track Amiibo Stock So You Don't Have To

Reader Chris Ryan, keenly aware how damn hard it's proving to get your hands on certain Amiibo, has gone and built a website called Amiibo Trackr that can tell you at a glance which online retailers currently have which figures in stock. » 2/05/15 11:14pm 2/05/15 11:14pm

Concern That Japanese Video Game Stores Will Die Out

People come from around the world to shop at Japanese game stores. Yet, in the country, some worry that those specialty shops will vanish. One insider even thinks video game shops will vanish in the next five years. » 11/26/14 7:30am 11/26/14 7:30am

Philadelphia GameStops Start Fingerprinting People Who Trade In Games

Some GameStop stores in the city of Philadelphia have begun to require customers to provide fingerprint scans if they wish to trade-in their used games. The new requirement is intended to serve as a anti-theft measure that can help local authorities track criminals who use GameStop stores as pawn shops. » 8/01/14 1:00pm 8/01/14 1:00pm

GameStop's Preorder Plans Sound Like Bad News [Update]

Of all the things wrong with big, blockbuster video games, few are as shitty as the obsession with preordering. So you'll be just thrilled to know that GameStop's plans for the future of the practice are, should they ever come to fruition, pretty much a nightmare scenario. » 7/07/14 9:30pm 7/07/14 9:30pm

Microsoft Confirms Titanfall-Xbox One Bundle

Microsoft confirmed this morning that a Titanfall/Xbox One bundle will be offered. It arrives the day the game launches for that console and PC. It's $499 and will include a digital copy of the game and one month of Xbox Live Gold. » 2/24/14 9:15am 2/24/14 9:15am

Retailer Game Reviews Are Still The Best Game Reviews

A few years back, we showed you the handiwork of some of the staff at Aussie retailer JB Hi-Fi, whose reviews of the games they were selling were refreshingly honest. They're still at it. » 1/19/14 10:30pm 1/19/14 10:30pm

China's Video Game "Retail" Displays Look Suspect

Last week, photos of last generation video game consoles have appeared online in China. No, these aren't any regular old photos, the consoles in these photos are in retail display kiosks inside Chinese brick and mortar electronics shop Suning. » 1/06/14 8:00am 1/06/14 8:00am

Five Video Games I Can't Believe You Can Pre-Order

Once upon a time I felt as though pre-ordering a video game was a helpful consumer service but nowadays? With a handful of exceptions pre-ordering video games is all about serving your corporate overlords by informing retailers and publishers of demand and the impact of marketing campaigns. Well, there's that and… » 1/06/14 1:00am 1/06/14 1:00am

PlayStation U.S. Boss Says He Gave Up His PS4 So Someone Could Buy One

When PlayStation's U.S. chief says Sony isn't rigging an artificial PS4 shortage, I give him the benefit of the doubt. When he says 12,000 PS4s sold out in half an hour on Amazon, that's not an incredible thing to say. When he says he has no PS4 yet, telling the company to sell it instead, nah. I'm not buying that » 12/15/13 7:00pm 12/15/13 7:00pm

People Mistakenly Sent A Free Vita, Then Threatened With Legal Action

A retailer in the UK has accidentally sent some customers a free PlayStation Vita. And is now resorting to some heavy methods in an attempt to get them back. » 12/10/13 6:19am 12/10/13 6:19am

Amazon's Drone Delivery Notices Will Hopefully Be A Little Cheerier

Amazon's drone delivery service hasn't launched yet - and may never launch - but that hasn't stopped people from imagining what a "missed delivery" notice might look like. » 12/03/13 12:30am 12/03/13 12:30am

Robbers Settle for PS4 When GameStop is All Out of the Xbox One

In the new console generation, the PlayStation 4 appears to be the second best choice—for robbers in Indianapolis that is. » 11/30/13 6:10pm 11/30/13 6:10pm

The Average Price of a PS4 Sold on eBay is $425. So Far.

Though major retailers have been cleaned out of their launch-day stock, and supply is expected to be tightly manipulated through the holiday shopping season, the gray market has seen brisk business for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and unlike past console launches, prices have not been alarmingly out-of-hand. » 11/25/13 1:00pm 11/25/13 1:00pm

If you haven't bought a PlayStation 4 and you're looking for one on Black Friday, DualShockers says they've spoken to Walmart employees and know the times when additional stock will be made available. They assume the same is true for Xbox One. » 11/24/13 5:36pm 11/24/13 5:36pm

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

The Sun Sets—For Good—on the Blockbuster Night

The last 300 stores owned by rental chain Blockbuster in the U.S. will be closed by January. If the news was as a surprise, it's only that so many were left. It leaves you with a weird nostalgia—hard to get worked up about a once-monolithic corporation, but still dewy-eyed recalling a trip to bring home GoldenEye. » 11/06/13 4:00pm 11/06/13 4:00pm

Call of Duty: Ghosts Isn't the Year's Biggest Entertainment Launch

In each of the past four years, Activision has followed Call of Duty's release date with a triumphal announcement that the latest edition of the game was "the biggest entertainment launch" of the year or in history, comparing it to blockbuster movie franchises since there was no other game to come close. They didn't… » 11/06/13 10:41am 11/06/13 10:41am

Pissed-Off Customer Gets Free PS4 After Cursing Retailer on Twitter

Badmouthing the British video games retailer ShopTo on Twitter might just get your order canceled. The company today apologized for canceling the order of a customer who used profanity in complaining to a friend—not to ShopTo—about the pricing of a PlayStation 4 bundle. » 10/13/13 4:30pm 10/13/13 4:30pm

Illegal PS4 Preorder Scheme Sounds Nasty

SimplyGames, a retailer in the UK, has been in the news this week after it emerged it was trying to strongarm customers preordering a PS4 into spending more money. » 10/09/13 11:30pm 10/09/13 11:30pm

Retailer Confirms There Was No Cocaine At Its GTA V Launch Party

Because of course we all thought there was actual cocaine all over the counter at a GTA launch in Australia earlier this week, retailer EB Games has thoroughly investigated the matter, and come to what it feels is a satisfactory conclusion. » 9/20/13 5:30am 9/20/13 5:30am