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15 Jun: Catch up on the latest gaming titles from E3 2021

E3, one of the hottest video game events of the year, returned this year with an entirely digital experience. Over four packed days, we heard from leaders in the gaming industry about what’s coming from all corners of the video game world, including upcoming software releases.

Here’s a quick look at some of our most anticipated titles that are available for pre-order now on BestBuy.com.

What’s even better? Best Buy has exclusive bonuses when you pre-order select titles, like Battlefield 2042, Far Cry 6, Forza Horizon, Halo Infinite, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

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11 Aug: Gamers Embrace Online Connections During Pandemic

As many people struggled with how to remain socially connected during a time of social distancing, Phillip England found solace in the fictional worlds — and real-life connections — of online gaming.

For Phillip, a Geek Squad Agent in Arizona, that wasn’t a big change from his routine prior to COVID-19. The avid gamer would regularly conquer missions on Arma 3, a military game that led him to collaborate with players from around the world, many of whom he now calls friends.

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21 Apr: 7 Ways Tech Can Nurture Your Creativity At Home

Matt Polski is taking advantage of all this time at home by mixing some catchy quarantine-inspired jingles.

Creativity comes naturally for Matt, who works in marketing at Best Buy. So far, his song catalog includes “Does anybody know what day it is?” and “What do you do when you’re quarantined?”

“There are people going through really nasty situations right now. They’re losing jobs, health, family members and friends,” he said. “Hopefully these songs can give people a brief escape from external stressors.”

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26 Apr: ‘Mortal Tombat’ Can’t Be Beat

Meet Tom Oswald. He’s a mild-manned father of two and hard-working Best Buy employee in San Antonio. But put him in front of a vintage Mortal Kombat arcade game and his heart starts pumping and he becomes “Mortal Tombat” — the guy who never loses.

“About four years ago, I was at a video game convention and started playing the Mortal Kombat II game they had there,” Tom said. “The guy who owned it said, ‘No one can beat me.’ I beat him 10 times in a row and went the rest of that weekend without losing.”

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04 Dec: Best Buy stores open late for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Mario, Link and Pikachu are back for the ultimate faceoff.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch, one of this year’s hottest new games, comes out later this week. And Best Buy will be open late, so you can be one of the first to take it home and play all night long.

More than 600 Best Buy stores across the country will open for the release at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time on Friday, Dec. 7. (That means Thursday, Dec. 6, at 11:01 p.m.

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04 Sep: Try Out Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at Select Best Buy Stores

The highly anticipated Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game arrives on the Nintendo Switch™ system on Dec. 7.

But you don’t need to wait till then to try it out.

That’s because 10 U.S. Best Buy stores will host Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Events during September and October, giving fans the chance to demo the new game – the first time a retailer has offered Super Smash Bros. Ultimate demos.

Gaming icons clash in the ultimate brawl you can play anytime, anywhere.

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20 Apr: Nintendo Labo Takes Video Games Back to the Basics

Attention gamers: Nintendo has come out with a groundbreaking video game innovation. It’s (drumroll) …cardboard?

Yes, Nintendo Labo is taking gaming to the next level by encouraging good old-fashioned creativity and activity.

“It’s not the usual way to play video games or interact with your video game system,” says Blue Shirt Tomas Manning, a gaming expert in Little Rock, Arkansas. “It’s sort of blending the digital and physical. You’re actually holding something you just created.”

And they’re creations you made yourself from a cardboard kit.

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04 Mar: Just $30: The New Price to Join My Best Buy’s Gamers Club Unlocked

Membership for one of the best clubs around – the My Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked program – is now just $30.

The club had been $99.99 for a two-year membership. But beginning March 8, it costs just $30 to become a member for two years.

Here are the top-notch perks:

  • 20 percent off new physical video game software (After just three new titles, the membership has paid for itself)
  • 10 percent bonus trade-in credit on video game software
  • 10 percent off pre-owned video game software
  • 2x My Best Buy points for every dollar spent on new video game software, digital gaming and game accessories
  • 2 My Best Buy points for every dollar of video game software traded in
  • Special one-time-use welcome coupons
  • Exclusive offers

Bonus: Even amiibos are 20 percent off with Gamers Club Unlocked.

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10 Jul: Test Drive One of 2014’s Biggest Games – ‘Destiny’ – at Best Buy

Destiny at Best BuyBeing the biggest game of the year could be Destiny’s well, destiny.

The video game that’s projected to sell nearly 15 million copies industry-wide won’t be released until Sept. 9. But from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, you can head to one of 71 Best Buy stores across the country and play the public beta version of Destiny.

Find a store near you to test drive the game that comes from the creators of Halo and the company that made Call of Duty (the list of participating stores is also located below).

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15 Nov: Best Buy Customers Wait All Night To Get New PlayStation 4 Systems

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Customers wait in line at the Best Buy store in Richfield, Minn. to be the first to buy the PlayStation 4 at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15 (Photo Credit: Best Buy)

Gamers across the country waited in anticipation for hours, and even days, at Best Buy stores across the country to get their hands on the all new PlayStation 4 gaming system. Available for $399.99, the new gaming system was first announced in February 2013 and it’s been seven years since the launch of the last PlayStation gaming system – making gamers very eager for its arrival.