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Arctic blue Xbox 360 among three holiday bundles out next week

Microsoft announced three new Xbox 360 holiday value bundles today. The bundles are $249 and include an Xbox 360 console in addition to a variety of games and hard drive sizes, each shipping to retailers next week on Tuesday, September 16. First, players can choose the 500 GB Holiday Value Bundle,...

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GameStop offering Halo 4 and AC3 for $40, +50% credit on in-store trade-ins

The stockings have come down and the gifts have been unwrapped, but GameStop hasn't stopped kicking off deals for the season. The retailer's latest deals, which run now through Saturday, have Halo 4 and Assassin's Creed 3 for $39.99 each, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on sale for $49.99. Far Cry 3...

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Sound Shapes Holiday Sound Pack is a free gift to you

Sound Shapes developer Queasy Games wrapped up a present for everyone this holiday season, and this package is simply stunning. Look at the care that went into that tape, the love in the creases, the compassion in the folds – oh, fine, rip it apart. Just tear it open. You animal. The...

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US kids want an iPad more than a Wii U for the holidays, Nielsen finds

It's worthwhile to note that this Nielsen graph showing the most-wanted tech gadgets for kids age 6 - 12 in the US is titled "Interest in Buying in the Next 6 Months." That's probably an incorrect assertion, since we haven't seen any 8-year-olds working the late shift at McDonald's recently. It...

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Mass Effect 3 goes trick-or-treating with a Halloween Challenge

BioWare is celebrating Halloween with a special trick and treat-inspired multiplayer challenge in Mass Effect 3. Beginning today and running through November 5, there are three new tasks for players to take on to earn a special holiday reward: Players need to run five extractions on the Firebase...

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Battlefield Heroes gets new map, weapons with special Halloween content

EA's free-to-play Battlefield Heroes shooter is going trick-or-treating with a new set of Halloween content, as seen in the trailer above and the gallery below. The holiday update will bring a brand new map called the Perilous Port, as well as new Machete weapons, and a few different spooky items...

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Xbox 360 holiday bundles get $50 price cut

Microsoft cut the price of its 250GB and 4GB Kinect Xbox 360 bundles by $50. All holiday bundles included in the deal can be picked up at GameStop, Best Buy, Kmart, Target and Amazon. Each bundle is priced at $250 except for the standard and holiday 250GB Kinect bundles, which are $350. Most of the...

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Automated message from absent Joystiq staff: Happy Independence Day!

Happy 4th of July to our US friends, and happy whatever date it is in your time zone to everyone else! The Joystiq team is celebrating Independence Day by declaring independence from writing about video games. Fireworks may be shot, grills may be lit, fireworks may be used to light grills, and...

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Battlefield 3 players get double XP this week

While many Americans plan to celebrate their country's independence on July 4 with some cold brews and succulent BBQ, EA is making a case for staying indoors and playing Battlefield 3. The XP faucet is being turned on for Premium subscribers all week, and non-paying members get a bonus too. Premium...

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Synchronized Skyrim light show knows the reason for the season

We're rarely brought to tears by displays of holiday-themed lighting strewn across the face of a residential building. Then again, most holiday lights aren't synchronized to the totally radical theme to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Fortunately, some are -- like the one seen in the video above....

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