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Try Out Mario Kart 8 Early at Participating GameStop Locations

May 14th, 2014 | Category: Uncategorized

MK8 Test Drive

Mario Kart 8 doesn’t launch until the end of the month, but you can play it early at more than 2,700 GameStop locations across North America beginning this Saturday.

The event will run from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (local time) on May 17 and May 18. You can use GameStop’s store finder to find your nearest participating location.

Anyone who pre-orders Mario Kart 8 or already has a pre-order from GameStop can pick up a free double-sided poster while they’re there.

GameStop is also holding a raffle on Twitter where you can win a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Set or a $100 gift card. All you have to do is post your favorite Mario Kart moment using the hashtags “#MarioKartMemories” and “#promo” to enter.

Source: Press Release

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Skylanders Wii U Bundle is $50 Off at GameStop

January 02nd, 2014 | Category: Uncategorized

Skylanders Swap Force Wii U Bundle

Looking for a late Christmas present (or just a way to satisfy your child-like toy lust)?

GameStop has the Skylanders SWAP Force 8GB Wii U bundle on sale for $250. It’s a pretty good deal, even if it is the Basic Wii U model. Not only does it come with the complete Skylanders Starter Pack, it also comes with a copy of Nintendo Land.

The deal looks like it’ll be up until January 7 or while supplies last.

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Midnight Launches for Pokémon X and Y at Select GameStops

October 08th, 2013 | Category: Uncategorized

Pokemon XY Midnight

If you can’t wait for Pokémon X and Y and aren’t lucky enough to live near a place that doesn’t care about street dates, GameStop is holding midnight launches for the game at select stores. You can even use their PickUp@Store option to make sure the games will be ready and waiting for you.

To see if any location near you is staying open late, you can use GameStop’s store finder.

If you pre-order either X or Y, you can get an exclusive bonus two-sided poster. However, if you pre-order both games, you can get a three foot long Pokémon timeline poster.

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Shiny Palkia Now At GameStop

September 09th, 2013 | Category: Uncategorized

Shiny Palkia

GameStop’s pokémon distribution event continues with shiny Palkia now free to pick up via Mystery Gift until September 29.

It’s the second of three shiny legendaries being given away by the retailer. Shiny Giratina will close out the event beginning September 30 and continuing until October 20.

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Skylanders: Swap Force Dark Edition Starter Pack Is A GameStop Exclusive

August 13th, 2013 | Category: Uncategorized

Skylanders Swap Force Dark Edition

GameStop is getting an exclusive Starter Pack for this year’s installment of Activision’s Skylanders franchise, Swap Force.

The $100 bundle comes with a copy of the game, a set of five exclusive “Dark Edition” figures (Dark Washbuckler, Dark Blast Zone, Dark Stealth Elf, Dark Spyro and Dark Lockjaw), Portal of Power base station, trading cards, sticker sheets and a poster.

Anyone that pre-orders the Dark Edition or Regular Edition Starter Pack will also get a LightCore Hex Skylanders Figure while supplies last.

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GameStop Meloetta Event Is Underway

March 05th, 2013 | Category: Uncategorized

Meloetta Formes

From March 4 and March 24, participating GameStops will distribute the Melody Pokémon Meloetta to anyone with a DS or 3DS and a copy of Pokémon Black Version, Pokémon White Version, Pokémon Black Version 2, or Pokémon White Version 2.

When you receive Meloetta, it will be at level 50 and know the moves: Round, Teeter Dance, Psychic and Close Combat. If you teach it the move Relic Song, Meloetta will be able to switch between its Aria and Pirouette Formes, altering its type mid-battle.

To coincide with the distribution event, Pokémon TV is airing the animated short Meloetta’s Moonlight Serenade until March 24.

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GameStop Gets Exclusive Fire Emblem: Awakening Pre-Order Art Book

December 21st, 2012 | Category: Uncategorized

Fire Emblem Awakening Bonus Art Book

GameStop is offering a limited edition character art book to people who pre-order the game from them before it hits on February 4.

Sadly, the book being given out isn’t the Knight of Iris art book that recently came out in Japan. However, the GameStop book will also feature character designs for Awakening‘s cast.

According to GameStop’s site, the books are only available while supplies last. So if you really want to fawn over the game’s flowy heroes, it’d be best to get that order in now.

Source: Nintendo Life

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Nintendo Bringing the Pink 3DS XL to the U.S.

December 06th, 2012 | Category: Uncategorized

The limited edition pink 3DS XL is getting a little less limited. Originally only available in an online-only bundle, the pink 3DS XL will be coming to retail “soon,”, according to GameStop and Sunday, according to Best Buy.

The GameStop ad that featured the new color also mentioned a deal where you get one of the three versions of Nintendogs + cats and Steel Diver when you buy the pink 3DS XL.

Source: Tiny Cartridge

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Free 3DS Shell With Castlevania: Mirror of Fate Pre-Orders at GameStop

December 03rd, 2012 | Category: Uncategorized

For pre-ordering Castlevania: Lords of Shadows – Mirror of Fate at GameStop, you’ll get a free protective Castlevania shell to slap onto your 3DS.

If you happen to have a 3DS XL, well… I’m sure you can just stare at the pretty artwork or something.

Source: GameStop [via Tiny Cartridge]

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GameStop Store Listing Has Pokémon Black/White 2 Dated for October

April 24th, 2012 | Category: Uncategorized

If this software listing from GameStop is to be believed, Pokémon Black Version 2 and White Version 2 may be coming to North America on October 2.

It’s very possible that this is merely a placeholder date so GameStop can take preorders on the game, but it does line up with Nintendo’s announced “fall 2012” release date.

Source: Nintendo World Report

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