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WRUP: Final push for 'Best of 2012'

With Joystiq's annual 'Best of the Year' awards around the corner, each staff member has a short window to complete any outstanding adventure deemed a major contender for a spot on the site's year-end top ten list. Joystiq will reveal its 'Best of 2012' during the first week of the new year; the...

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525K PlayStation 3 consoles, 160K Vitas sold last week

Proving that people will buy more things when they're cheaper, Sony boasted about Black Friday sales boosts for both the PS3 and Vita. Last week, including Black Friday, Sony sold over 525,000 PlayStation 3 units and 160,000 Vitas in the US, the publisher reported today. For Black Friday, Sony...

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3DS XL holiday bundle includes free Mario Kart 7

A new 3DS XL bundle offered in North America starting December 2 will include a pre-installed copy of Mario Kart 7. The new "limited-edition bundle" contains a stock blue/black system with a free copy of last year's online-enabled kart racer loaded onto the SD card. The set is priced at $199.99,...

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Xbox 360 sells 750,000 in the US over Black Friday

Sales of the Xbox 360 during the Black Friday sales period (November 18 - 23) exceeded Microsoft's internal forecasts, coming in at 750,000 units. Even at a discounted price, that's not a bad haul for Microsoft. Sales of three-month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions increased more than 50 percent from...

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Amazon Cyber Monday deals include Vita, Halo 4, the word 'Cyber' [update: PC download deals]

Here's something to think about while you browse Amazon's list of Cyber Monday lightning deals, which include Soulcalibur V and a coordinating arcade stick, a 3G/Wifi Vita, Dance Central 3, the return of the Halo 4 with $20 gift card offer, and Adventure Time: Hey Ice King, etc. Are the savings...

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Amazon's Sunday Lightning Deals offering more Halo 4

For those that missed out on yesterday's Halo 4 Lightning Deal, you have another shot at getting a $20 Amazon gift card and $10 in Instant Watch credit with the game today. Unfortunately, a few of the earlier deals for today have already been claimed, but if you rush to your computer with your...

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Steam Autumn sale continues with deals on Skyrim and Hotline Miami [Update]

Steam's Autumn Sale, which is running through November 26, continues with big deals today on games such as Skyrim ($29.99), Saints Row: The Third ($9.99) and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron ($29.99). Flash sales for today include Mass Effect 2 ($5.99) and Hotline Miami ($4.99). The Autumn Sale also...

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Amazon selling $180 Vita bundles with Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation, PS All-Stars

There's no telling how many minutes or seconds remain on this deal, as we're sure it's flying off of shelves, so you'll have to make your mind up about this Vita deal post haste. Amazon is selling the Crystal White Assassin's Creed 3 Liberation bundle – with extras including a copy of...

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Origin Black Friday sales include cheap Medal of Honor, Need for Speed, Command & Conquer

As a retailer, EA's Origin service is also obligated to participate in Black Friday craziness. If you have any money left, you could spend it on a selection of cheap EA games. For example, Battlefield 3 is $12 to download on PC or $20 physically (on PC, Xbox, or 360). Need for Speed Most Wanted is...

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WRUP: Joystiq Staff and Community Thanksgiving Edition

It's the time of year in the United States where we give thanks for all that we have in our life – not the stuff, really, but the family and friends. Here at Joystiq, we're all family and our friends are you, the people we work so hard to inform and entertain. So thanks for being a loyal...

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