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GameStop adds to rewards programme, launches own-brand credit card

US-based retailer GameStop has altered its rewards programme with a new wave of loyalty incentives. The additions follow the launch of a credit card branded with the firm’s PowerUp Rewards programme earlier this week. The card allows customers to rack up bonus reward points and utilise in-store financing. The card’s …

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Earning Xbox 360 achievement points now saves you money

Gamers have been calling for it, and now Microsoft has delivered. Xbox Live users are now able to register for the rejuvenated Xbox Live Rewards scheme and will automatically be rewarded according to their existing Gamerscore. Those with a score of between 3,000-9,999 points will be entitled to a special …

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Xbox Live Achievement rewards arrive later this year

Microsoft has announced plans for an Xbox Live rewards program based around players’ achievements. We’ve hit 50,000 followers, which means it’s time for an announcement! Coming Fall: a new way to earn Rewards based on your Achievements,” a tweet from Xbox LIVE Rewards states. No other information beyond the expected …

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GameStop announces inaugural GameStop EXPO 2012

The US is getting a brand new consumer games expo. Retailer GameStop has announced that it will hold the GameStop EXPO 2012 in San Antonio, Texas on August 29th. It’s the first event of its kind that the company has hosted. In fact, it’s copying the model laid down bay …

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Blockbuster partners with IGN to promote VIP Gamer scheme

High Street retailer Blockbuster has struck a deal with media giant IGN to promote its new customer reward scheme VIP Gamer. An IGN Recommends microsite will showcase the retailer’s latest game competitions and deals to an audience of more than three million. Blockbuster VIP Gamer was unveiled earlier this week. …

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GAME suspends Reward and Gift Cards

Customers are no longer able to use their Reward Cards in GAME or Gamestation stores. Customers are also no longer able to issue refunds or exchanges. There have also been isolated reports of violence at some stores as customers are stopped from spending their trade-in credit, with some losing three …

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Zavvi introduces Rewardz loyalty scheme

Consumers who buy from Zavvi.com can now earn loyalty points, giving them money off future purchases. Zavvi has introduced a new Rewardz loyalty scheme, which offers customers points every time they buy a game or other item from the online store. For every 1 a consumer spends on Zavvi.com, they’ll …

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SOE announces further PSN outage rewards

Sony Online Entertainment has expanded its "Make Good" plans to reward customers who have been unable to access its games following the attack on both its and the PSn servers last month. The company had already announced 30 days free subscription time as well as one additional day for each …

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US: Sony delays PlayStation Rewards

New consumer loyalty program PlayStation Rewards will not launch in the US next month as planned and may possibly never see the light of day. The scheme, which was announced for the American market last year, had been designed to reward PS3 owners for a range of activities including playing …

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Nintendo rules out Achievements

3DS platform holder Nintendo has seemingly ruled out the implementation of a Achievement-like system in its future systems. Following the arrival of the Xbox 360 in 2005, such systems have become commonplace. Sony subsequently launched Trophies for PS3 and more recently Apple launched Game Center for iOS. Similar systems are …

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