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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]


Best Buy Is Getting Its Own Video Game Clerks

Retail giant Best Buy revealed yesterday that it’s looking to establish dedicated sales counters and staff just to manage the video games it sells.


Triforce Johnson Was First In Line After All

Isaiah “Triforce” Johnson, the Power Glove-wearing superfan whose attempts to start the 3DS launch line as early as Tuesday were thwarted by zealous security and suspicious cops, was in fact the first person in North America to be sold a Nintendo 3DS. Here he is receiving it at Best Buy’s 3DS launch event in Union Square, New York City, from Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, and Michael Vitelli, president, Americas, for Best Buy.


Cops Called On The Only Man Camping Out For 3DS Launch

This guy has been waiting outside a New York City Best Buy since Tuesday, a one-man campout line waiting for the Nintendo 3DS. That is, until store security called the cops to shoo him off. Look, I don’t mean to stir the pot, but we know what’s going on here: It’s because store security is white and this man wears a Power Glove in public.