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PayPal still top for digital game payments, but it faces increasing competition from Apple Pay and Amazon

PayPal remains the top digital payment method among gamers around the world, according to the latest analysis from SuperData Research, but strong competition from Apple Pay and Amazon Payments are starting to erode PayPal’s market share. In the US, PayPal’s market share fell from 32.1 per cent in 2015 to …

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PayPal removes purchase protection for crowdfunding campaigns

The crowdfunding gamble has just got a little riskier with news that online payment giant PayPal will no longer offer payment protection on money pledged to crowdfunding campaigns. PayPal’s customer protection is typically pretty robust and has for some been seen as a much-needed failsafe should a Kickstarter go belly-up, …

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PayPal backers won’t get Shenmue 3’s Kickstarter rewards

Developer Ys Net has, thanks to what appears to be a bizarre data interpretation, decided that its PayPal backers will not be given the same treatment as its Kickstarter backers. The studio decided to poll fans over whether people who backed the game on PayPal after the end of its …

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GAME admits some Fallout 4 orders not ready for launch

Many customers who have been unable to contact GAME’s customer services concerning their botched Fallout 4 orders will not be receiving the game today. It was revealed last Friday that a number of customers who had pre-ordered the coveted Pip-Boy Edition of the game had seen their orders cancelled after …

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PayPal mocks Apple Pay: ‘It’s much more difficult to do payments than to keep a live stream working’

Apple Pay may not have won the same headlines as the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, but in business circles it was certainly the highlight of Apple’s presentation last night. Apple Pay offers contactless payment using an iPhone, in theory doing away with the need to carry around credit or …

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PayPal option now available on PS4 digital purchases

PS4 owners now have the ability to buy games and other products using their PayPal accounts, with Sony adding the payment option for all digital goods offered on the console. Users can add money from their PayPal accounts to their PSN wallets directly from the console dashboard by highlighting the …

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PayPal adjusts terms for crowdfunding campaigns

Online payment processing firm PayPal is working with crowdfunding creators to distinguish between campaigns that are pre-selling merchandise and those that are more strictly for fundraising. Chief risk officer Tomer Barel detailed the new rules via PayPal’s site, specifically highlighting that crowdfunding campaigns now may proceed without interruption of payment …

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