150w ago - Sony's Product Marketing Specialist David Bull has announced today that Walmart will be holding a midnight launch for Killzone 3 PS3 fans on February 21, 2011.
To quote: Pining for Killzone 3 but can't wait until the morning of 02.22.11 to pick up your copy? Have no fear!
On the night of February 21st, we are giving you the chance to play Killzone 3 early at pre-launch events happening in participating Walmart stores open 24 hours across the country.
Make sure you get there early since we're handing out goodies to the first few attendees.
The first 20 people to purchase Killzone 3 will receive:
• Limited Edition Killzone 3 Poster
• Voucher for the Retro Map Pack featuring two classic maps redesigned for Killzone 3
Select Walmart stores will also be hosting tournaments where you can win:
• A copy of Killzone 3
• Limited Edition Cloaking Helghast Marksman Action Figure
• Collectible Killzone 3 bags
Not sure where there's a Walmart around you? Here's a handy-dandy store locator. Contact your local WALMART store to see if they're participating in the Killzone 3 pre-launch event and what time their...
240w ago - Wal-Mart has stepped up its quest for a slice of the used games market by rolling out a number of used games buy back kiosks.
Essentially the kiosks allow gamers to trade their old games for in-store credit so they can buy whatever they want.
To quote: You'll create an account that you log into every time you go to trade in a game to the machine and this account will presumably be accessible on any Wal-Mart used game kiosk.
There is also a slot to slide your credit/debit card; it's uncertain what role the card plays in you trading in games but my guess it's for some sort of accountability (who traded in what game, etc).
Once you've inserted the used game, the machine will print you a voucher for in-store credit. These kiosks, which accept PS2, PS3, Wii, and 360 games, are only in a few Walmart stores right now but seem to be working their way to more and more locations.
270w ago - According to many reports (including several in our own Forums HERE), retailers including WalMart and Target have been selling copies of LittleBigPlanet despite the game's official launch being delayed due to the alleged offensive material included.
Needless to say, it's probably best to call your local store up before you rush out to grab a copy though.
To quote: It seems that two huge retailers seem to have missed the boat on the recall, namely Wal-Mart and Target. That's right, I just picked up my copy of LittleBigPlanet at midnight here in my hometown. A quick phone call to all the surrounding cities' superstores brought similar responses. It's for sale, and that's the truth. This has been your ThatVideoGameBlog.com public service announcement.
277w ago - As previously reported both here and here, and as Kotaku (among others) has pointed out, there has been more and more information leaking about the newest price cuts for the XBox 360.
It seems that as early as this coming weekend, the Arcade version will sell for $199, according to Walmart (as shown in the below scan of the ad starting this Sunday, September 7), and based on the other reports, the 60 GB Pro will retail for $299, with the 120 GB Elite rounding out the group at $399.
So yes, Microsoft will in fact be the first to break the $200 price point - if only by pennies and with the crummy Arcade system, but hey, it's still progress. If anyone bought a 360 recently, I hope you still have your receipts!
Also, no word yet on whether the price drop will affect any remaining 20 gig units, which are currently priced at $299 and would undoubtedly continue to sit there not selling were they to remain the same price as the 60 gig.