Entries in 'codes' (32)

Online retailer found to be selling Humble Bundle PC codes for profit

Online retailer found to be selling Humble Bundle PC codes for profit

Digital distributor 7 Entertainment has been found to be reselling PC keys obtained from Humble Bundle.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2014 at 9:35AM in News
EA scrapping Online Pass from existing titles

EA scrapping Online Pass from existing titles

Publisher EA has removed all Online Passes from existing games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 31st 2013 at 9:23AM in News
GAME becomes first European retailer to sell Nintendo eShop codes

GAME becomes first European retailer to sell Nintendo eShop codes

As of today GAME customers are able to buy Nintendo eShop download codes in store and online.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 19th 2013 at 12:32PM in News
PS3 version of Black Ops 2 has a few online teething issues

PS3 version of Black Ops 2 has a few online teething issues

With millions of day one sales, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 was always going to experience a couple of hiccups.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 15th 2012 at 1:37PM in News

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GameStop confirms Steam Wallet for stores

GameStop confirms Steam Wallet for stores

As first rumoured last week, retailer GameStop has announced that Steam Wallet vouchers are now available in all of its US stores.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 14th 2012 at 2:44PM in News
Mass Effect 3 figures include exclusive DLC

Mass Effect 3 figures include exclusive DLC

Plans are afoot to launch a range of four action figures alongside EA’s RPG release Mass Effect 3 in March.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 24th 2012 at 8:38AM in News
Amazon drops PSN game codes

Amazon drops PSN game codes

Two years on from their high-profile arrival on the American arm of retailer Amazon, digital codes for PSN games have been suddenly yanked from the website.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 20th 2011 at 3:46PM in News
Now PSN digital titles rollout to all UK GAMEs and Gamestations

Now PSN digital titles rollout to all UK GAMEs and Gamestations

The GAME Group has confirmed that it has rolled out its PlayStation digital games offering to all 615 of its GAME and Gamestation stores in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 20th 2011 at 2:19PM in News

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AMD confirms Dirt 3 code loss

AMD confirms Dirt 3 code loss

Hardware manufacturer AMD has confirmed a data breach on servers housing codes for free copies of Codemasters racer Dirt 3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 7th 2011 at 8:12AM in News
Digital copies of Dirt 3 stolen

Digital copies of Dirt 3 stolen

Codes for an estimated three million copies of Codemasters racer Dirt 3 have been accessed and illegally distributed online.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 6th 2011 at 9:51AM in News
GAME rolls out digital games to 1,200 stores

GAME rolls out digital games to 1,200 stores

Retailer GAME has announced that it has rolled out its in-store digital games offering to 1,200 stores across the world.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 26th 2011 at 3:36PM in News
OPINION: Honesty Pass

OPINION: Honesty Pass

This latest few hundred words of early-morning, blurry-eyed ranting may come on the back of Sony's confirmation of the PSN Pass. But it's not aimed at Sony. Well, it is, ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2011 at 12:33PM in News

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Lynx puts QR codes in EA titles

Lynx puts QR codes in EA titles

Fight Night Champion and Shift 2 Unleashed are the first video games to incorporate QR codes.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 5th 2011 at 3:23PM in News
WIN Black Ops: First Strike

WIN Black Ops: First Strike

The first ever DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops hits Xbox 360 today, and MCV has four codes to giveaway.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 1st 2011 at 10:33AM in News
Kotick criticises EA’s Project $10

Kotick criticises EA’s Project $10

The cash-strapped core gamer has found an unexpected ally in the rally against Project $10 – Activision’s Bobby Kotick.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 15th 2010 at 8:43AM in News
Zelnick: Don’t punish pre-owned buyers

Zelnick: Don’t punish pre-owned buyers

The recent trend for including DLC codes in new copies of games and charging those who buy the game pre-owned is poorly targeted, according to Take-Two chairman (and in ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 12th 2010 at 12:45PM in News

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GAME: ‘Pre-owned charges haven’t hurt us’

GAME: ‘Pre-owned charges haven’t hurt us’

The wide-spread efforts by publishers to earn extra money from pre-owned games hasn’t dented GAME’s second-hand game business.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 7th 2010 at 9:28AM in News
THQ defends anti-pre-owned tactics

THQ defends anti-pre-owned tactics

THQ chief Brian Farrell says the publisher must monetise used games and has called on retail to help.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 17th 2010 at 10:23AM in News
Amazon drops XBLA code sales

Amazon drops XBLA code sales

Last year Amazon begun selling codes to download titles from Xbox Live via its website. Less than 18 months later, however, the retailer has pulled out of the service.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 23rd 2010 at 12:36PM in News
THQ body slams pre-owned

THQ body slams pre-owned

Mirroring THQ’s strategy with recent fighting release UFC Undisputed 2010, the publisher has confirmed that October’s release WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011 will include a DLC code in the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 19th 2010 at 6:20PM in News
Activision admits to pre-owned ‘problem’

Activision admits to pre-owned ‘problem’

Publisher Activision has made one of the most blatant statements yet concerning its intention to tackle what many executives see as the pre-owned ‘problem’ in the video games market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 6th 2010 at 2:04PM in News
Treyarch: Pre-owned is a problem

Treyarch: Pre-owned is a problem

With multiplayer a key selling point for Black Ops, Treyarch community manager Josh Olin has told MCV that Activision and Treyarch would not be employing a similar system to that ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 31st 2010 at 9:00AM in News
Now THQ takes to DLC codes

Now THQ takes to DLC codes

The floodgates have well and truly opened – THQ has become the latest publisher to offer free DLC as an incentive for buying its games brand new.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 20th 2010 at 11:02AM in News
EA talks DLC codes

EA talks DLC codes

Outspoken EA boss John Riccitiello has sought to defend the firm’s recent efforts to reward customers who buy new copies of its games by bundling one-off DLC codes in the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2010 at 11:48AM in News
Take-Two looking at pre-owned crackdown

Take-Two looking at pre-owned crackdown

In what is quickly becoming a very common trend, Take-Two has admitted that it is investigating the possibility of embracing the recent trend for including DLC codes in the boxes ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 5th 2010 at 12:25PM in News