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GameStop giving $20 credit for your crummy presents

Sorry, that headline is a bit misleading -- GameStop's not going to give you $20 store credit in exchange for that Family Matters-branded Snuggie. Rather, the retailer has an extensive list of good and terrible games you might have received this holiday season, which your local 'Stop will give you...

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Satire: Xbox Live prepares for its 'annual' holiday weekend outage [update]

Update: The joke's on us, folks. The source article is, of course, satirical -- something we conveyed rather poorly in the story below. We've seen no signs of Xbox Live so much as flinching this holiday, so far, and it has continued to provide us with a legitimate excuse to ignore that one cousin...

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Xbox Live leads Bronx police to prolific, green burglar

(An excerpt from "How The Grinch Robbed 200 Houses and Cars in the Bronx.") Then he slithered and slunk, with a heart black as onyx, Around the whole room, stealing all electronics! Laptops! Fax Machines! iPhones! Three-sixties! (The latter of which would prove fairly tricky.) And he stuffed...

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iPhone It In: A Christmas Santa

You're going to think I'm messing with you, that this is some sort of holiday gag, but I assure you that it is not: I can not remember ever being as addicted to a game as I was to A Christmas Santa. For a full calendar day it absolutely ruled my life, and then, just as quickly as it appeared, it...

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Steam holiday sale is a legitimate Christmas miracle

We know we throw the term around quite a bit, but seriously, folks -- "Christmas miracle" is the only way we can explain what's happened to the prices on over 800 games on the Steam storefront. It's like a "Greatest Hits" special of Steam's best sales throughout the year: There are sizable...

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'Tis the season: Rare holiday theme available

Click image for hi-hi-hi res Rare has seen fit to brighten up your Xbox Dashboard with a new holiday-inspired theme. Everyone will be able to download this new free theme -- wait, it's not free? It costs 240? Wow, we guess Christmas really is all commercial now. Shortcut: Add Rare Holiday Theme...

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Nintendo's holiday Wii ad is pretty funny

This latest ad from Nintendo isn't the usual we've come accustomed to seeing from The Big N. For one, it lacks any celebrity presence whatsoever. Second, it's the most original ad we've seen from Nintendo since the hilarious Punch-Out!! commercial. Finally, we're just really into disappointed...

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'Tis the season for new Scribblenauts artwork

Click to download in Santa-sizeWe thought the Scribblenauts Halloween wallpaper was a one-off, an excuse to promote the game a bit more in the period immediately following its release. But, to our delight, 5TH Cell has delivered the Christmas present we didn't dare hope for: new Scribblenauts...

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Black Friday deals for Kmart and Sears revealed

And there it is. The first shot across the bow. The first salvo of sweet – yet brief! – holiday sales offers. The first indication that, yes, the day after Thanksgiving is going to be Hell for retailers once more. Behold: The video game-related Black Friday sales selections of Kmart and...

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GameStop hiring 15,000 temporary employees this holiday

Like other retailers, North America's largest video game brick-and-mortar chain will be gearing up for the holiday sales rush with a flood of new, temporary employees. GameStop is bolstering its "game advisors" numbers by 78% (see: grunts) and the company's total employee population by 46% (see:...

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