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Scammers con Wal-Mart into selling $97 Playstation 4s

For some people, price tags are more suggestions than definitive statements of cost, an agreed upon place from which bargaining can begin. The period of time we call The Holidays—where we, as a nation, are encouraged to spend as much money as we can to prove to our friends and families that we still love them—is an absolute field day for such people. Since everyone is spending money, every retailer naturally wants most of that money to go to them, and will employ just about any tactic to convince you to send your hard-earned money-dollars their way. One of the biggest weapons in the retailer arsenal is the price-matching guarantee.

It can, however, backfire.


EW Plays: Can 'Super Smash Bros. for Wii U' earn the franchise new fans?


Can Super Smash Bros. for Wii U create new fans, or is the game catering exclusively to players who have spent hours in the Nintendo arena?


Here's which TV characters -- and original characters -- appear in the 'Game of Thrones' video game


While Telltale Games’ Game of Thrones video game will focus on an entirely new house of Westeros—one not glimpsed in HBO’s hit—a few familiar and fresh faces will be popping up on the new adventure.


Watch the first footage from the 'Game of Thrones' video game


Telltale Games is offering players a chance to travel to Westeros and take part in the battle for the Iron Throne.

The makers of the Walking Dead video game, Telltale Games, are throwing players into the fight for the Seven Kingdoms by following the story of House Forrester, a family mentioned in George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series but yet unseen on HBO’s blockbuster adaptation Game of Thrones.


Why you should play 'Dragon Age: Inquisition'


Probably the worst thing about Dragon Age: Inquisition is that it’s called Dragon Age: Inquisition. It’s just not a very sexy title. Then again, neither is Game of Thrones—and that turned out pretty well.

Do you like Game of Thrones? If you do, you should play Dragon Age. Even if you don’t like Game of Thrones, you should probably play Dragon Age—it’s one of the best games of the year, and definitely a standout in this crowded holiday season. But you should know a few things first.


Watch EW play 'Super Smash Bros. for Wii U' live


Super Smash Bros. for Wii U releases on Friday, Nov. 21. If the wait is too long, EW has fans covered with an early live stream of Nintendo’s brawler.


Press Pause: How one game's success proved players are tired of bugs


Press Pause is a weekly column that takes a look at the biggest releases and news in the video game industry.

The old adage that consumers should vote with their wallets seems to finally be sticking with video game players.

November is often a busy month for releases; publishers pack it with games they hope will be big holiday sellers and receive plenty of critical praise. More than 15 major releases debuted between Nov. 11 and Nov. 18 this year alone—enough to last any gamer not just the month, but probably an entire year or two.

But a strange thing happened over the weekend: A re-release of a 2008 Japanese role-playing game became the highest-selling game on Steam, gaming’s most widely-used digital distribution network. Though not even the game’s publisher anticipated such a reception, it’s emblematic of how ridiculous the year-end rush has become.


'Dragon Age' trailers shows off a wonderful world... full of dragons


Of the many video-game releases this week, Dragon Age: Inquisition is among the most anticipated. To help prepare fans for the mayhem that awaits, EA and Bioware have released one final trailer.


'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' review: Everything's better with jetpacks.


If Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare were an OK Cupid profile, it would be the kind you gently mock for its cartoonishly mainstream interests—of course that guy’s favorite movie is Fight Club. Call of Duty is the hacky sack of video games, the Dave Matthews Band of First-Person Shooters; a salmon-colored shorts wearing, moccasin-shod, Keystone Light beer of an entertainment franchise.

But then one night, you’d be sorta bored… and to be honest, Call of Duty is kind of cute when it’s not wearing sweats. And hey, Call of Duty is also self-aware and can carry a conversation really well. Like, you guys wouldn’t believe it, but Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is actually kind of thoughtful. Hey, did you hear? Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is moving in next week. You all should come hang out with us.


To Fund or Not to Fund: 'That Dragon, Cancer'


To Fund or Not to Fund takes a look at new or interesting Kickstarter projects and determines whether they’re worth pledging to or if it’s smarter to save money for the next “next big project” on Kickstarter.

The ProjectThat Dragon, Cancer is an adventure game more concerned with conveying its story and themes than supplying the player with traditional goals and objectives. Dragon tells the story of Joel, an infant and later toddler who battles with the titular dragon, cancer, for four years.


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