Xenoblade Chronicles Is Finally Announced For U.S. Release

Update 2: In the official press release, only Gamestop and Nintendo’s website will be carrying the title for $49.99. I guess it’s time to cancel my Monado pre-order.

Update: Nintendo has posted on their Facebook page that Xenoblade Chronicles is indeed confirmed for next year. It hasn’t divulged any details beyond that, so the date on the now much more plausible picture of the Gamestop Listing has not been confirmed nor the possible Gamestop exclusive distribution nature of the game. Although, a Nintendo product page for the title has April 2012 as its release date adding even more legitimacy to that picture. We will keep you up to date on any new information on this matter.

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GameStop Throwing Out Deus-Ex Coupons

As part of the promotion for the long-awaited mega-hit Deus Ex: Human revolution, a coupon for a free On live version of Deus Ex comes packaged with every PC version of the game that is sold. However, if you’re buying from GameStop, don’t expect to receive that coupon.

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Pre-order Rage Get Anarchy Edition

Id’s newest first person shooter is set to be released September 13th of this year for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Publisher Bethesda announced the pre-order items earlier today and if you do pre-order you can get them for free.

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Dragon Age II Demo Arrives February 23

*Gasp!* Dragon Age II demo?? Hell yea-oh, it’s on the PC. Buzzkill. Dragon Age is primarily a PC game, but my Origins saves are on the Xbox 360. Oh well. PC owners can get an early taste of DA II February 23. Gamestop employees get the demo even earlier, February 11.

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GameStop’s Pet Peeve = Used Games

Do you like the used games that GameStop sells? Well, here’s someone who doesn’t. Gamestop. Gamesindustry.biz (via 1UP) reports that Niall Lawlor of Gamestop Sweden attempted to defend GameStop’s used games business at the Develop Conference in Brighton. “We discovered the used business was a way of preserving our margins.” said Lawlor. “We don’t like being in the used business, it’s very difficult to manage.”

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