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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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Some 360 owners being offered free credit if they buy an Xbox One

Microsoft is dangling an Xbox One shaped carrot in the face of a few select Xbox 360 owners. As spotted by NeoGaf, a promotion seems to have cropped up on the dashboard of a select number of Xbox 360 owners offering $75 worth of free credit if they make the …

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

More services have been shut down by struggling retailer Blockbuster. The names of the 72 stores already earmarked for closure were revealed yesterday and now an FAQ from the chain has confirmed a host of other cancellations. The good news is that credit on existing gift cards can still be …

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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. Having announced its intention to re-enter administration yesterday, the chain’s Twitter feed was responding to pre-order enquiries with what could easily have been interpreted as non-committal statements. However, it has now categorically stated that …

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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. Polygon reports that digital payment company Rixty is working with Microsoft to allow consumers to use Coinstar vending machines to receive credit for Microsoft’s console marketplace. Users will be able to claim …

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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. The company claims that the move is an apology for pre-launch issues that saw many backers fail to receive their consoles before the device was available in the shops. Could …

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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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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. This means gamers who have amassed credit at the store following its increased focus on trade-ins over recent months are not yet being left out of pocket. It will …

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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? And the answer, sadly, is no. Administrators have confirmed this morning that consumers will not be able to use gift …

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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. THQ has revealed that it has defaulted on a $50 million credit facility with lender Wells Fargo, stating that "loan availability on the Credit Facility was less than 12.5 per cent of …

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