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Rumor: Retail chains showing December 3 release date for Starcraft II

Many froth-mouthed fans of Blizzard's intergalactic real-time strategy masterpiece Starcraft have anxiously been awaiting word on when the next installment of the series would land in their anticipatory laps. Blizz has been characteristically tight-lipped about the title's launch window, though we...

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Best Buy's GTA IV midnight opening list

As our coverage continues on the second mega-release this year, Best Buy has posted its list of midnight store openings for the Grand Theft Auto IV launch. We've placed the list after the break, and the Best Buy site has maps to the locations for those who need it. We don't have explicit details...

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Best Buy giving $50 gift cards to HD DVD adopters

Mega-chain Best Buy is sending $50 gift cards to customers who bought HD DVD players or attachments from its US stores prior to Feb. 23 (coincidentally, for our readership, the date Microsoft declared the format dead to the company). CNN reports most customers won't have to do a thing to receive...

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Best Buy, others offer trade-in program through Dealtree.com

Although a tip we received was specifically about Best Buy's trade-in program, it appears the service is actually provided by a company called Dealtree.com, which seeks to offer "fair value" for old electronics. For example, the trade-in price for a Gamecube in good condition is $25; if that seems...

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Best Buy closing out 80GB PS3

The PS3 pricing structure is like a really wily monkey. You may think you have him, you've got your stun club and net all ready and then ... poof! He loses you, leaving behind only a monkey-shaped cloud of dust. In what appears to be its latest juke, the 80 GB version of the PS3 will apparently go...

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Best Buy does 2 for $30 deal

Best Buy is having a sale on all of their video games priced at $19.99, allowing those looking to stock up on titles to snag two games for the sum of $30. And, looking over the list of titles that qualify, there's quite a bit of fun to be had. Notable games in the sale include Nintendo's...

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Best Buy offering $10 gift cards with purchase of DS Lite

If you're in the market for a DS Lite to bestow upon a good friend this holiday season (or, maybe you're anticipating gift money and want to finally get one yourself or upgrade), then Best Buy might be the place you want to hit up. They're offering a $10 gift card with the purchase of any DS Lite...

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Midnight launch for Rock Band keeps Best Buys open late

We've already traveled to the land of blue, bleak, and reek to check out Rock Band, so with the in-store buzz definitely there, we had to think a midnight launch would be coming -- and it is. 75 locations in 32 states open their doors at midnight to arm you with your "rocksenal," which is actually...

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Thompson sends own son on personal sting operation against Best Buy

We have just received an email from Attorney Jack Thompson stating that his 15-year-old son purchased the Mature-rated game BioShock from a local Best Buy. Thompson informs us that BioShock is created by "the notorious Take-Two interactive," you may remember them from publishing such ultra-violent...

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The Joystiq Weekend: September 8 - 10, 2007

Let's play our favorite game, "what's wrong with this picture?" Winners earn a hearty handshake and a pat on the back -- feel free to point out the obvious, but we judge on creativity. Check out the highlights for this weekend: Joystiquery Joystiq hands-on: Neves (DS) Joystiq interviews Metanet's...

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