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Bank robber caught by police after shopping for new game console

A Fremont County sheriff’s deputy successfully apprehended a teenager who stole $1,300 from a local bank, after he was spotted driving home from Wal-Mart. He had been there buying a new games console instead of laying low. Silly goose.

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Wal-mart headlines

  • GAME Group shares yo-yo as OpCapita bid unravels

    Following news that the OpCapita buyout may not be happening and reports that this week marks the company’s last stand, shares in GAME Group have crashed – and then rebounded again.

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  • Gamer pepper-sprayed in Black Friday sale

    The LA Times reports that a San Fernando resident shopping for games at a Walmart Black Friday sale was pepper-sprayed by what he called a “competitive shopper.” Matthew Lopez, 18, was attacked inside the store. By the time he got to the games section, the display was torn down and employees were having to pick […]

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  • inFamous 2 in-game powers decided by pre-order locations

    Pre-order bonuses based on where you purchased the game are becoming all the more common. When it comes to inFamous 2, your choice of games retailer will grant you one extra in-game power – and we’ve got the videos to prove it.

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  • Best Buy to add dedicated game employees, gunning for "number one" at gaming retail

    GameStop may finally be taking its show online, but that doesn’t mean it should stop watching its back at retail. Case in point: Best Buy. The jack-of-all-trades giant is done sleeping on the gaming space, and it’s carved out brand new positions to prove it.

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  • Wal-Mart details Black Friday deals

    Black Friday looms, and never larger than at Wal-Mart’s door. Destructoid’s listing the store’s deals, which are apparently “damned solid”. Steph’s American, so she’d know if this is true or not, but it’s Steph-night-off-Monday, so we’re assuming it is. Here’s some of it: Nintendo DS Lite – $98 PS3 Slim + Batman: Arkam Asylum, inFamous, […]

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  • Wal-Mart trialling “Video Game Buyback” kiosks

    Wal-Mart now has machines to take your old games. The US retail monster has has included 77 “Video Game Buyback” stations at various stores, Gama reports. The machines also carry movie DVDs and video game discs for Wii, Xbox and PlayStation platforms for $1 per day rentals, on top of accepting game discs that customers […]

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  • Walmart.com to offer "tens of thousands" of Wiis from Monday

    According to this Reuters story, Wal-Mart’s site is to put “tens of thousands” of Wiis on sale tomorrow. The US retailer will offer the machine for $249.24, and a “value bundle,” which includes the console and other items like an extra set of controllers, for $329, while supplies last. More through there.

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  • US retail refusing to stock more peripherals, cite lack of space

    MTV is reporting that US stores such as Wal-Mart are now refusing to stock new, large, plastic peripherals citing a lack of shelve space. Apparently, XS Games wanted to release a new guitar peripheral for PopStar Guitar Wii, but after the notion of stocking the device was rejected by stockists, XS was forced to redesign […]

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  • Halo "Blue" coming September 30 for 360?

    Joystiq has got an image of an entry in Wal-Mart’s intranet, known as “The Wire”, showing a listing for Halo “Blue”. The unknown game is apparently due for release on September 30. No more details are available at this time, but with Microsoft’s E3 press conference just hours away, we’re sure we’ll get some kind […]

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  • That's all, folks: Toshiba drops HD-DVD

    Following Wal-Mart’s decision to cease stocking HD-DVD films and players in favour of Blu-ray, Toshiba is to pull out of the next-gen disc race, according to this. Blu-ray has already flooded the Japanese market, assuming 90 percent of sales. With Wal-Mart offside for US sales, the game was finally lost. The news ends what has […]

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  • Wal-Mart drops HD-DVD

    Surely this means the end? Wal-Mart is to completely drop HD-DVD players and movies by June. You can’t get much more final than that. The company officially announced its intentions today, saying, “By June Wal-Mart will only be carrying Blu-ray movies and hardware machines, and of course standard-def movies, DVD players, and up-convert players.” If […]

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