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Xbox refunds $8,000 FIFA credit card bill

Microsoft has compensed the father of a 17-year-old who rackedup a bill of over $8,000 on FIFA. The teenager spent a grand total of $8,206.43 on FIFA in-app purchases, as well as other Xbox services on his feather, Lance Perkins. Perkins, who had given his son his credit card for …

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Five Nights at Freddy’s World pulled from Steam

After what can at best be described as a troubled launch, developer Scott Cawthon has removed Five Nights at Freddy’s World from Steam. The game launched with a number of bugs and missing features, with Cawthon admitting that: There are a lot of features that this game should have had …

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Man stages Blockbuster megaphone protest to get PS4 refund

One disgruntled Blockbuster customer took matters into his own hands when told he could not receive a refund for his PS4 pre-order. Blockbuster confirmed just hours after announcing its intention to re-enter administration that next-gen pre-orders would be refunded in full. But the BBC reports that the 31 year-old Adam …

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Blockbuster won’t honour PS4 or Xbox One pre-orders

Troubled retailer Blockbuster has confirmed that it will not be honouring PS4 or Xbox One pre-orders. The chain announced its intention to re-enter administration earlier today. It has this afternoon been asked a number of times on Twitter about next-gen console pre-orders, to which it has been replying: We are …

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Sony refunds digital FFXIV: A Realm Reborn purchases on PSN

Those who paid for the PSN version of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn have been refunded by Sony. The funds should already have been credited to users’ wallet, with the game itself now available to download from their download history. The move follows the ongoing problems surrounding the re-launch …

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Origin introduces full refunds for EA games

Electronic Arts’ downloads store Origin will now allow customers to request full refunds if they’re not satisfied with one of the publisher’s games. There are, of course, certain requirements. Refunds can only be requested within the first week of purchase, or within the week of launch if the game was …

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Eternal Darkness successor may never be released

The makers of Shadow of the Eternals have confessed that the game is in danger of not making it to market. The game currently stands at $115,304 on Kickstarter – that’s well short of its $1.35m goal with 18 days left to run. Precursor Games’ own crowdfunding efforts have raised …

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Launch day Aliens: Colonial Marines buyers could receive a refund

A consumer is taking Sega and Gearbox to court over claims that the pair mislead the buying public. Of course, Sega has previously admitted that trailers for the game did not accurately reflect the final content” of the release after being taken to task by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority. …

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Valve refunds BioShock Infinite buyer over baptism objection

A player who objected to his forced participation in a baptism in an early scene in BioShock Infinite has been refunded by Valve. Players are made to undergo the ceremony to gain access to the game’s main setting Colombia. All that is required is the pressing of a button. However, …

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Apple refunds parents whose kid blew £980 on Tapped Out donuts

Haven’t we been here before? The Daily Mail has today run yet another story of a child racking up a overdraft-smashing bill on a free-to-play iOS title. This time it’s The Simpsons Tapped out, in which eight-year-old Theo Rowland-Fry spent 980 on virtual donuts. It was only when my wife …

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