Entries in 'credit' (34)

Blockbuster suspends postal rentals and online store but trade-in credit still valid

Blockbuster suspends postal rentals and online store but trade-in credit still valid

More services have been shut down by struggling retailer Blockbuster.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2013 at 10:43AM in News
Blockbuster promises next-gen console pre-order refunds

Blockbuster promises next-gen console pre-order refunds

Troubled UK retailer Blockbuster WILL refund customers who have paid for PS4 or Xbox One pre-orders.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 30th 2013 at 9:13AM in News
Coinstar machines to start dishing out Xbox Live codes

Coinstar machines to start dishing out Xbox Live codes

Gamers will soon be able to convert all their loose change into Xbox Live credit in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 17th 2013 at 2:58PM in News
Ouya handing out free store credit

Ouya handing out free store credit

Owners of Android console Ouya have each been handed the princely sum of $13.37 to spend on the console’s store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 5th 2013 at 10:53AM in News

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UPDATE: Deloitte backtracks on HMV gift card block

UPDATE: Deloitte backtracks on HMV gift card block

Retailer HMV will once again begin honouring gift cards as of tomorrow (January 22nd).

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2013 at 2:44PM in News
Blockbuster WILL honour gift cards and credit during administration

Blockbuster WILL honour gift cards and credit during administration

Retailer Blockbuster has announced that it will continue to honour gift cards and store credit despite slipping into administration this afternoon.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2013 at 2:53PM in News
Gift vouchers and store credit not being accepted at HMV this morning

Gift vouchers and store credit not being accepted at HMV this morning

It was the one question we were asked more than any other last night – will customers be able to spend their gift vouchers and store credit in HMV today?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 15th 2013 at 8:56AM in News
THQ defaults on $50m Wells Fargo credit

THQ defaults on $50m Wells Fargo credit

Things don’t look to be improving for struggling publisher THQ, with more financial bad news appearing this morning.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 12th 2012 at 11:56AM in News

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FEATURE: Rush to cash in store credit could expedite GAME demise

FEATURE: Rush to cash in store credit could expedite GAME demise

GAME’s Spring Clean sale has certainly proved popular with customers. But has it helped or hindered GAME’s current plight?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2012 at 1:32PM in News
Gamers give up on credit cards

Gamers give up on credit cards

Fewer gamers are using credit cards. NewZoo says that in 2010, 26 per cent of consumers reported making payment for games using credit cards, but that fell to 20 per ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 21st 2012 at 2:25PM in News
New releases WILL be at GAME this Friday

New releases WILL be at GAME this Friday

Rumours that this week’s big releases will not be available in GAME are untrue, MCV can confirm.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 1st 2012 at 11:38AM in News
Wii U controller includes NFC communication

Wii U controller includes NFC communication

Nintendo has confirmed the inclusion of Near Field Communication in the Wii U controller.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 27th 2012 at 11:25AM in News

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Sony credit rating downgraded

Sony credit rating downgraded

Credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's has downgraded Sony’s credit rating to A-, citing concerns over long-term corporate credit and senior unsecured debt ratings.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 7th 2011 at 3:39PM in News
THQ nails down fresh credit agreement

THQ nails down fresh credit agreement

Publisher THQ has agreed terms on a four-year deal with credit agency Wells Fargo Capital Finance.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 28th 2011 at 11:16AM in News
Now SOE confirms data theft

Now SOE confirms data theft

Games developer Sony Online Entertainment has confirmed it was attacked by hackers as part of last month's PSN hack and that user data has possibly been compromised.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 3rd 2011 at 9:22AM in News
Worries surround PSN card security

Worries surround PSN card security

Six days on and we're still none the wiser as to the nature of the "external intrusion" that has lead to the collapse of PSN – and customers are starting ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 26th 2011 at 11:10AM in News

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Facebook credits arrive at retail

Facebook credits arrive at retail

Facebook’s push into the games sector has gone physical today as game retailer GAME and supermarket Tesco both introduce Facebook Credit gift cards in store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 19th 2010 at 9:03AM in News
Treyarch ‘doesn’t get credit it deserves’

Treyarch ‘doesn’t get credit it deserves’

Treyarch, which has for a long time been seen as the underdog to Call of Duty series’ creator Infinity Ward, does not get the credit it deserves for the role ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 15th 2010 at 11:32AM in News
Further decline in UK economy

Further decline in UK economy

The British economy contracted by 0.8 per cent in the last quarter – more than double the figure predicted by analysts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 24th 2009 at 3:43PM in News
UK retail suffering shoplifting surge

UK retail suffering shoplifting surge

Aside from the headlines troubles caused by the wallet-tightening credit crunch, a darker side of the economic crisis is currently blighting UK retail with news that both theft and fraud ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2009 at 6:22PM in News
New low for non-food retailers

New low for non-food retailers

Non-food retailers have experienced their worst month since July 1992, after sales fell by three per cent on 2008.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2009 at 3:07PM in News
Gosen: Industry doesn’t get the credit it deserves

Gosen: Industry doesn’t get the credit it deserves

David Gosen, the current vice president of marketing for EMEA Xbox and former head of Nintendo Europe, has admitted that he believes the games industry doesn’t get the recognition or ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 30th 2009 at 12:56PM in News
Blockbuster future thrown into doubt

Blockbuster future thrown into doubt

Fresh doubt has been cast over the future of rental chain Blockbuster after it emerged that a deal to amend the company’s credit facilities is in jeopardy, Reuters reports.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2009 at 10:47AM in News
Casual game targets the jobless

Casual game targets the jobless

Casual games firm TiltFactor has released a new casual title based on the current economic crisis and, more specifically, the worrying level of unemployment sweeping to the global workplace.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 19th 2009 at 12:41PM in News
Casual gaming can "thrive" from recession

Casual gaming can "thrive" from recession

Some of the biggest names in the casual games sector have told MCV's sister site CasualGaming.biz that the casual games sector can not just survive the global recession, but actually ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2009 at 11:53AM in News