Days after the end of Disney Infinity was announced, my local Walmart’s once overflowing shelves were stripped bare.
Video game store horror stories are so plentiful I had to round up a whole new batch to share all the best ones readers sent in. There’s the typical stock of pre-order bullshit, but these stories span ridiculous levels of rudeness.
A Denver man who purchased a PlayStation 4 bundle from a Stapleton, Colorado Walmart was reportedly surprised to discover two taped sacks of rocks instead of the game console.
"Not a single store in Georgia has any," a local GameStop employee told me over the phone as I called about looking for the GameCube controller released with Super Smash Bros. Wii U. That's explains why the cheapest one on Amazon is $89.99, and why eBay prices are going through the roof.
There's nothing like some good ol' fashioned corporation scamming on the holidays. And as we inch closer to Black Friday, some particularly ambitious shoppers have convinced the mega-chain Walmart to sell them PlayStation 4s for as cheap as $50 thanks to a simple new price-matching scam.
Remember that time you walked into a big chain store with a shopping bag full of games, thinking you were going to cash out big time, only to leave with a gift card housing barely enough credit to grab even one new game? Of course you do; we've all been there.
Next week, you'll be able to take your old games to Walmart and trade them in. You'll get credit for them—good for buying socks, giant liters of soda or cat food—but you won't be getting cash.
Welcome to the portion of our Black Friday coverage dedicated entirely to gaming. We'll be diving deeper into Black Friday gaming discounts here than in our main Black Friday deal guide, but of course we encourage you check out both. We'll be updating this constantly, and as always we encourage you to follow us on …
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.
We weren't expecting Walmart's seven day early Black Friday discounts to be so gaming focused, but here they are, and you can buy them all online. Stick with us for continued coverage of everything Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and check out the start of Amazon's Black Friday digital game deals if you missed out.
It's a little early for Zelda 3DS XL bundles, Walmart. Spotted last night by me at the Walmart on Mansell Road in Roswell, Georgia, Nintendo's gold, Triforce-emblazoned 3DS Xl The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds bundle was available for purchase several days in advance of Friday's game release. Yet they still…
A technical glitch led Walmart to mark down a ton of brand new video games early this morning, and as a result, some lucky shoppers got their hands on $60 games like Grand Theft Auto V and Battlefield 4 for just $18 each.
The PlayStation 4 is out in the US on November 15. The Xbox One? Well, it's looking like it could hit the market a week ahead of its competitor.
Crime is a constant feature of video games writing. Somewhere, someone is doing something illicit with them—sometimes comically stupid, sometimes tragic. Games and consoles are currency, objects of dispute, sometimes even weapons themselves. Kotaku's Police Blotter is here to round up the latest in games crime.
Now that the political commercials have finally ended, it is of course Christmas time.
Just because the PS Vita isn't out for another ten days in North America doesn't mean you can't start picking up your launch games in advance. This poor little guy looked so out of place in Walmart's PlayStation section I just had to take him home.
On Saturday, twenty-two year-old Timothy Randall Clark was supposedly spotted in a Walmart back room stuffing video games in his clothes. The Walmart staffers didn't have to call the cops. There were already 50 of them in the store.