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Bad form – GameStop removing video game coupons from packaging

by James - on August 26, 2011


It would seem that video game retailer Game Stop has issues with game manufacturers offering free access to their games online. GameStop has distributed an email to all retailer stores advising them to open new packages of the game Deus Ex: Human Revolution, by Square Enix, and remove the coupon for an OnLive code for a free game and toss it.

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HandTrux Backhoe great for serious sand play

by James - on August 25, 2011


There’s only a few weeks left of the warm summer weather (good riddance, if you ask me) and that means beach goers are going to be planning as many trips as they can so they can soak in the summer sun and let their kids play in the sand. If you’re kids are serious about their silica construction projects, might CT suggest a pair of HandTrux Backhoes?

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Bumblebee Costume is ultra realistic

by James - on August 24, 2011


Forget about those cheap Transformers costumes printed on nylon and put on with a pressed plastic mask, this Bumblebee Costume is so badass, you can almost hear Optimus Prime cry “Autobots! Let’s roll!” But it won’t be cheap for the privilege …

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Tron Lightcycle Scooter is sleek

by James - on August 23, 2011

Even if it didn’t look like it would send beams of light out the back and climb high on digitally enhanced track, this Tron-esque scooter would still be cool. Not only because of it’s sleek design, but it’s designed that way for an even more important purpose …

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Disneyland Adventures kinects with virtual reality in new game

by James - on August 22, 2011


So we were at the D23Expo this past weekend, it’s the annual all things Disney confab that is like a mouse sized ComiCon. While there, we caught some really great news including seeing new footage from the Avengers, a slew of new Disney/Pixar films, and even got to attend the world premiere of The Lion King in 3D (which, apart from the opening was largely unimpressive as a 3D film). Anyway, for us at CT, the most exciting thing we experienced was Kinect Disneyland Adventures, a new game which allows gamers to visit the Magic Kingdom from the comfort of their XBox 360.

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GI Collector’s Club is looking for a few good men

by James - on August 20, 2011


And women. Yep, there’s an official collector’s club for GI Joe action figures. Good idea, actually. Cause if you’re into the Joe, you’re into adding to your ranks. But at $25 for each figure, is it really that good a deal?

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Game consoles get price cuts, limited compatibility

by James - on August 19, 2011


Both the Playstation 3 and the Wii will have price cuts in their latest models and the new Wii will be slimmer, both in design and compatibility.

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Making your own action figure

by James - on August 18, 2011


Action Figure Insider has an interesting series of articles that outlines the process and sources for creating your own custom action figure. In Part I, the writer talks about pitching an action figure idea to a toy manufacturer, while avoiding copyrighted properties, and then raising money to cover development and production. But that isn’t all …

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Studies who gamers rarely finish video games

by James - on August 17, 2011


According to data compiled by video game makers, only 1 in 10 gamers actually finish the video games they play. The reason isn’t because games are terribly made (though many are) or that they are too complex – which many have become. But the reasons may be an aging game audience and that most don’t want to waste time just playing to the end. And with the average age of gamers now approaching 37 years old, gamers are simply looking at the time and commitment required to play a game to it’s conclusion and determining that they simply don’t have in in them. But there are other reasons as well.

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Radio Flyer issues recall …

by James - on August 16, 2011

Little red wagon maker Radio Flyer has issued a recall on 165,000 Radio Flyer Scoot ‘n Zoom riding toys. The recall covers the ride-one toy for falling dangers which can occur due t it’s high center of gravity design.

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