The game he never wanted.

Newegg Deducts $70 From Return For Cost Of “Free” Video Game

After years of buying electronics from Newegg, Consumerist reader Willie says he won’t be doing business with the e-tailer in the future because of the way his friend was treated by the company. [More]

Why Is A Toy Store Promoting An M-Rated Video Game?

Why Is A Toy Store Promoting An M-Rated Video Game?

Toys ‘R’ Us sells video games. A lot of games are decidedly toys for grown-ups, not for kids. One of these is the long-anticipated Duke Nukem Forever, which is promoted front and center in the store’s advertising circular this week. Timely marketing, sure. But Omar asks: is it appropriate to promote this item so heavily at a store that devotes most of its floor space to items for children?
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GameStop Will Honor Ancient Pre-Orders For Long-Gestating Video Game

GameStop Will Honor Ancient Pre-Orders For Long-Gestating Video Game

Pre-order-pushing GameStop takes down payments and reservations on video games while developers are still working on them, so sometimes customers — who are free to cancel reservations and apply their credit to other purchases — end up putting $5 or more down on games that never come out. Some true believers hold out hope that their pre-ordered vaporware will someday see the light of day, as is the case with Duke Nukem Forever, which has been in off-and-on development for 14 years. The game will finally hit shelves June 14. [More]