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Talking 'aboot' Xbox price drops, Canada gets $100 off, eh?

Canada blessed the United States with The Kids in the Hall, and now Microsoft is returning the favor by giving Canada $100 off their Xbox 360s. Now, that's $100 CDN and not USD before all those near the border go running north for cheap prescription drugs, maple syrup, miniature pet caribous and...

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Gangs get games for guns

Apparently figuring that drug runners would rather shoot a virtual gun than a real one, Mexico City authorities have started a program allowing gun owners in the crime-riddled Tepito area to trade in their firearms for game systems. Reuters reports that a high-powered machine gun will net a $756...

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Mexico is all up in arms over GRAW2

We're going write about this because it's really quite humorous. In a post we slapped up a few days ago, we mentioned how activists are trying to enlist the help of U2 frontman Bono to pull Mercenaries 2 from shelves. Someone in the comments sections said something like this: "RatBoy: Ohhh, ohhh,...

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GRAW 2 to be seized by Mexican state gov't

Chihuahua Governor Jose Reyes Baeza Terraces has ordered the seizure of all copies of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 that are in regional distribution, according to a report in Juárez newspaper El Diario. The governor's order follows Juárez Mayor Héctor...

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GRAW 2 being pulled from Mexican retailers

According to a Spanish newspaper called El Diario, the Governor of the Mexican state of Chihuahua is demanding all copies of GRAW 2 be pulled from retailer's shelves. The Governor's knee jerk reaction to the game seems to be coming from the city of Juarez's mayor who has openly criticized GRAW 2's...

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Nintendo DS tops 10 million in the Americas [update 1]

Coinciding with its recent 10 million in Europe milestone, the Nintendo DS has also topped 10 million "in the Americas," according to the latest press release. Playing the numbers game yet again, Nintendo claims to have sold nearly nine DS or DS Lite units every minute. The DS launched earliest in...

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Holy candy Batman! World's largest piņata

It looks like Horstachio from Viva Piñata has been getting around lately. With the world's largest piñata party happening a few weeks ago, this week in Mexico the Xbox team there decided to create the world's largest piñata! The construction took three weeks, over 45...

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Viva Pinata invasion results in Mario Lopez dancing

How on earth did this guy not win? Check out the moves. Joystiq attended a Microsoft Viva Piñata event on the California coast yesterday, held at the world famous Santa Monica Pier. There must have been about a billion piñatas everywhere, but none of them were harmed during the...

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Wii Points cards are a no-go for Latin America

The good news: Wii channels will be available in Spanish. The better news? The only way to purchase Wii Points in Latin America will be via the Wii Shopping Channel -- they will not be available in stores. However, according to Melissa Wright, Nintendo's Manager of Sales and Marketing for Latin...

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Showing allegiance through a license plate

We're pretty sure this Mexican driver didn't intentionally mean for his license plate to be a shot at PSP fanboys, but we're all about reading what ain't there and are just going to blindly assume that the coincidence is anything but. Somehow, we think there's a clever commercial trapped somewhere...

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