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GameStop removes OnLive coupons from Deus Ex

GameStop removes OnLive coupons from Deus Ex

GameStop has ordered its employees to open up new boxes of the Deus Ex: Human Revolution game title to remove the included OnLive coupon. The offer gives customers, who purchase the regular PC version of the game, a free OnLive version, encouraging them to try the OnLive cloud gaming platform. This didn't sit well with GameStop, as cloud gaming is certainly competition for video gaming dollars.

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PSN outage bites as angry gamers defect to Xbox

PSN outage bites as angry gamers defect to Xbox

Gamers are not generally a patient lot, and they are unforgiving when it comes to errors and issues with a game. When an outage like the PSN being down for so long in the wake of the attacks on Sony servers drags on and no online games can be played patients is as thin as the emperor's new clothes. Sony has apologized for the outage and has noted that it will launch PSN service again as soon as possible, but gamers are apparently fed up with the wait.

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DS Lite discontinued according to GameStop memo

DS Lite discontinued according to GameStop memo

The Nintendo 3DS is doing pretty good on the market right now with impressive sales and the DSi systems are too. That means that Nintendo would be thinking about its older hardware and possibly discontinuing it since it would want to funnel users to the new 3DS. A memo has surfaced from GameStop that claims that the DS Lite game consoles have now been discontinued. That means that once the DS Lite consoles are gone from stock around the country they will not come back.

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Gamestop gaming tablet plans confirmed for later in 2011

Gamestop gaming tablet plans confirmed for later in 2011

Retailer Gamestop has confirmed it plans to offer its own gaming tablet, complete with an app store dedicated to games titles. According to Gamestop president Tony Bartel, the company is still deciding between developing its own slate or using an existing design from an OEM, depending on the strength of the gaming experience and the flexibility in using a Bluetooth-connected controller.

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Retailer sends staff on 3DS “mission” to snag Nintendo stock from rival

Retailer sends staff on 3DS “mission” to snag Nintendo stock from rival

UK retailer GAME has been caught dispatching staff on a secret "mission" to buy up cheap Nintendo 3DS stock from supermarket Tesco using store money, which was then sold on as "mint" quality pre-owned stock. According to an internal GAME document, acquired by Eurogamer, staff could take £209.90 from the cash register and use it to take advantage of Tesco's 3DS launch deal, which offered the console and a game for less than the £219.99 GAME price for the 3DS alone.

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Amazon Features Buy Two Get One Free Sale for Select Video Games

Amazon Features Buy Two Get One Free Sale for Select Video Games

With us being in the first half of November, it's no surprise that some companies out there are starting early on their holiday shopping deals. Amazon, without a doubt, is somewhere that a lot of shoppers will look this coming season, as they try to find good deals on the things they want. If you're someone who plays video games, and want to get your hands on a nice deal, then Amazon has you covered.

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Kinect game line-up confirmed

Kinect game line-up confirmed

Microsoft has announced the launch portfolio for Kinect, listing the seventeen titles which will be available at the motion-controller's launch.  The games - the full list of which you can see after the cut - represent the first wave of controller-free titles, and include Kinectimals, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and Fighters Uncaged.

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Activision Says Blocking Violent Video Games from Minors Goes Against Free Speech [Update]

Activision Says Blocking Violent Video Games from Minors Goes Against Free Speech [Update]

Violent video games aren't new. And the fight against them has been robust, igniting every so often as a new game is released and gets brought to the forefront of media as an exceptionally violent or explicit title. Arguments vary, but the main gist is that video games shouldn't be considered art, and ultimately there should be a way to ban the most heinous titles from getting into the hands of those who shouldn't have them. In this case, a California law that blocks the sale of violent video games from minors is being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on November 2nd, and the video game industry is beginning to join forces to fight it, including Activision Blizzard.

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Best Buy Now Allowing Used Game Trade-Ins

Best Buy Now Allowing Used Game Trade-Ins

For Best Buy, being one of the premiere electronics retailers out there apparently just wasn't good enough. They needed to make their presence known in another market, too. Used games get traded in all the time in other retail stores all over the place. Establishments like GameStop make their livelihood from customers trading in and buying used titles. Now Best Buy is jumping in the ring, as they've seen the opportunity to make the next move.

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