Okay, gang. We've seen what the other, non-video game-oriented retailers will have to offer next week during the holiday shopocalypse known as Black Friday -- now let's see what the big dog has to show. GameStop's catalog of doorbusters and all-day deals recently arrived online, detailing the post-Thanksgiving bundles, discounts and freebies being offered by the ludological retailer.

There's a lot to soak in, but here's some highlights. Check out a scan of GameStop's full list of offers in the gallery below!
  • Buy any two used games or accessories, get one used game or accessory of equal or lesser value free
  • 4GB Xbox 360 console bundle ($199) -- includes a free copy of Madden 11 or Medal of Honor
  • Wii console bundle ($199) -- includes Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort and Just Dance
  • Super Mario Bros. 25th Anniversary Wii bundle ($199) -- includes Wii Sports and New Super Mario Bros. Wii
  • 160GB PS3 console bundle ($299) -- includes God of War Collection and God of War III
  • Pre-owned Xbox 360 classic model for $99.99
  • Pre-owned Wii for $99.99
  • PSP-3000 Holiday bundle ($129) -- includes LittleBigPlanet and The Karate Kid on UMD
  • inFamous, Killzone 2, Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time or Uncharted: Drake's Fortune for $14.99
  • Fallout: New Vegas (360), Fable 3 or Halo: Reach for $39.99
  • Buy World of Warcraft for $4.99, get a free $5 gift card (wait, what?)

    [Source: Joystiq]

The world of Avalon expands on November 23 with the Understone Quest Pack, adding an entire new town for you to explore, while the Exclusive Hair Pack adds afros, corn rows, asymmetrical bobs, and a dog buff. That's right, for 160 Microsoft points come November 23, you can sport a lovely afro, rock the corn rows, or do whatever it is people do with an asymmetrical bob. The Exclusive Hair Pack adds all of these, along with a little sumpthin'-sumpthin' (a potion) to grant your dog five stars across all abilities without having to train.

Once you've got your corn rows and your super dog, you can head on down to Understone with the 400 Microsoft point Understone Quest Pack. Built by eccentric inventor Montague Hummes under the streets of Bowerstone, Understone is a full-sized town with plenty of property to purchase, stalls to frequent, and strangers to have sex with.

But all is not well in Understone. Otherwise it would be a pretty boring update. There's a voice controlling the people of the town, and it's up to the player to figure out who or what it is, with a mor4al decision to be made that will decide the fate of the underground community.

The pack also transforms Saker's bandit camp into a tourist attraction, complete with shooting gallery mini-game, and opens up Reaver's Wheel of Misfortune to curious or stupid adventurers, with new prizes to be won.

Look for both new packs to hit Xbox Live on November 23


Lionhead says it's monitoring Fable 3 technical issues like corrupt save games and plans to address any problems reported with a future title update.
"Our forums have been on fire since the last week; the posting of reviews, reactions and impressions, other folk are looking for hints and tips... and of course as with any videogame there are some people with technical issues," the developer said on the Fable 3 site.
"That's bound to happen of course with a game the size of Fable, our poor testers worked flat out but if something slips through the nets, then don't panic!."

The studio adds that it has set up a reporting page where players can log any problems they're experiencing with the game.

"Please be aware we are monitoring this on a daily basis and the test, development and community teams meet on a regular basis to try and repro issues that come up, so the development team can fix it for the next update we'll release.

"There is no ETA on this, seeing as the process of game development is a slow, long and lonely one, so please bear with us. I hope to be able to update you in the near future. If you do experience a corrupt save game and there is no work around, then all I can personally recommend you do is start a new game and apologize for any stress this might cause. We really do feel for you if this happens!"

[ Source: Lionhead ]