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Sony reveals PlayStation credit card for the US

Sony has announced a brand-new PlayStation credit card for the US that lets gamers earn points on their everyday purchases and PlayStation Store items. Revealed in partnership with Capital One, the Visa card comes with a number of benefits, including a $50 PlayStation Store code after the first purchase, pre-sale …

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AMD spins-off graphics division, will focus on GPUs and VR

AMD’s graphics card offering is now a business all of its own. The PC tech firm, which produces both CPUs and GPUs, has created the dedicated Radeon Technologies Group, named after its successful line of graphics cards, in order to double-down in its graphical endeavours. Calling the move a ‘strategic …

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Pay your way: the latest payment methods at games retail

The digital age has given rise to a multitude of new payment and monetisation products and services for retailers. MCV speaks to experts in the sector about the latest methods on offer It goes without saying that getting paid is without a doubt the most important thing for any retailer …

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GAME begins selling Battle.net gift cards

UK retailer GAME has added to its already extensive digital cards offer with the introduction of Battle.net credit. Sold in denominations of 15, the credit can be redeemed via Blizzard’s online games service for titles such as Starcraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone and World of Warcraft. Bringing Battle.net gift cards …

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Sony: Retailers should treat digital the same as physical

UK games stores should push digital games as much as physical ones, says Sony. The platform holder has been active in supporting digital games on the High Street with various point card solutions for specialists and indie retailers. We are looking for retailers to support each piece of content as …

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PlayStation wants all retailers to sell PSN download games

All UK retailers are invited to sell our PSN games, says SCE UK. The PlayStation firm already allows GAME and independent retailers to sell digital PSN cards for individual titles. And it hopes to roll that out to the entire games retail marketplace. We’ve been saying all year that we …

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Microsoft Points RIP – Xbox Live update kills off digital currency

As of today all purchases made on Xbox Live will be conducted in real currencies. An update rolled out over Xbox Live has killed off Microsoft’s Points digital currency, replacing all fees with proper sterling amounts for gamers in the UK. Any existing account balances will also be translated from …

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Blizzard unveils cross-platform card battler Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Free-to-play card battler Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft has been announced by Blizzard.The game will be cross platform across PC, Mac and iPad. It takes the established card battle format and injects it with a dose of the popular Warcraft IP. It will be debuted this weekend at US event PAX …

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UPDATE: Deloitte backtracks on HMV gift card block

Retailer HMV will once again begin honouring gift cards as of tomorrow (January 22nd). The move is a victory for consumer rights and public opinion. The decision to block gift cards and stop honouring store credit was confirmed the morning after the chain’s collapse into administration. However, high-profile cases such …

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Sony calls on the High Street to boost PlayStation Plus

The High Street has been called in to help Sony ramp up subscribers to its PlayStation Plus service. The platform holder has today (August 17th) launched new one-year (39.99) and 90-day (11.99) subscription cards into specialists stores, and is set to embark on a ‘really big’ marketing and PR push …

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