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IAP promo codes appear on iOS

iOS developers may soon be allowed to release promo codes that unlock virtual currency to be used for in-app purchases. Electronic Arts has been the first to take advantage of this, issuing codes for Real Racing 3’s gold. Previously, Apple has only allowed developers to release codes for full game …

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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. Game Informer reports some developers have confirmed that 7 Entertainment’s sites such as Fast2Play, Kinguin and G2Play are currently offering codes that were originally supplied to Humble. Effectively this means that the codes – …

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EA scrapping Online Pass from existing titles

Publisher EA has removed all Online Passes from existing games. Eurogamer reports that titles that had previously required the purchase or activation of an Online Pass to access either additional content or online multiplayer are now free of such restrictions. Titles that until now prompted users to enter a code …

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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. Codes will be available for both Wii U and 3DS titles and will be issued via a till receipt on the High Street or via email when purchased online. These codes can then …

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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. Sadly for owners of the PS3, both of the early issues are dogging only their systems. Some players have taken to the European PlayStation forums to complain of online …

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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. Customers will be able to buy $20 and $50 codes which will credit the cash to their Steam Wallet account. For the first time this will allow gamers …

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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. US toy specialist BigBadToyStore is carrying a listing for the figures which cost $17.99 individually or $67.99 for a case of all four. The featured characters are Miranda, Garrus, Mordin …

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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. At one stage over 500 pieces of content were being offered. Though the reason for the disappearance remains a mystery, an Amazon rep told …

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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. Earlier this month the chain confirmed that it had rolled out its Xbox Live catalogue nationwide. Over 40 PSN products are now available …

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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. It was reported yesterday that anything in the region of 3m codes – which can be used to redeem a free copy of the game on Steam – had been …

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