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Wired For Great Sound, Just Not For Convenience

Making a consumer recommendation on a video game is rather simple: new ones typically cost $US60, 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.

Is Diablo III Coming Out February 1? Best Buy Seems Pretty Sure

According to an elaborate display that popped up in a Best Buy in Rochester, Minnesota, Blizzard’s eagerly-anticipated third entry in the Diablo series is hitting stores in a little over three weeks. Yikes.

Now's A Great Time To Pick Up Those PlayStation 3 Add-Ons You've Been Eyeing

Have you purchased add-ons like controllers, headsets, or glowing balls-on-sticks for the PlayStation 3 in the weeks leading up to Christmas? Why would you do that? Didn’t you know Sony’s Play Days sale was coming?

Wii-Owning President Obama Doesn't Care If The Xbox Version Is Better

Somewhere inside the Beltway today, copies of Just Dance 3 for the Wii and The Sims Plus Pets rode in a presidential caravan with the nuclear football. That, gang, is core game cred.

This GameStop Trolling Brought To You By Best Buy

There are certain disadvantages to locating your game-centric retail store next to a big box electronics outfit, as this lovely Best Buy sign so aptly demonstrates. It’s enough to make a guy trade in all his games for a refrigerator.

Man Threatens To Blow-Up Store That Ran Out Of Modern Warfare 3

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my years as a video game consumer, it’s that terrorists threats don’t speed up restock. It’s a lesson Colorado’s Loromin Sar missed, allegedly threatening to bomb a Best Buy and shoot its employees for not having his copy of Modern Warfare 3 in stock.

GameStop Vs Best Buy Argument Ends With Shocking Twist

When Kotaku editorial director Joel Johnson and east coast reporter Michael Fahey launch into an argument over which video game retailer offers the superior shopping experience, one withholds a terrible secret that renders the other’s argument moot.

Gamestop Resurrects Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Trade-In Hopes

It’s hard to describe used copies of Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D as pre-owned when pre-played seems to fit the game so well. Despite the eternal save file, major U.S. retailers are still accepting Mercenaries trade-ins.

Resistance 3 Knows You Love Retailer-Exclusive Preorder Bonuses

Want to play as Resistance and Resistance 2 hero Nathan Hale in Resistance 3‘s online multiplayer? You’d better enjoy shopping at Best Buy. What other retailer-exclusive goodies has Sony got up its sleeves?

Wii Price Cut Takes Effect In US

The rumoured price drop for the Wii, which many take as a pre-E3 move signaling Nintendo’s announcement of a Wii successor, has taken effect. The black console bundle is $US169.99 at Best Buy. Target is expected to follow suit Monday. [GenGame]

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