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News: Accidentally Received a Free PS Vita? Don't Smile Yet

Accidentally Received a Free PS Vita? Don't Smile Yet

Zavvi ripping up the rules

Mistakes are an unfortunate element of day-to-day life. It’s inevitable that we’ll get things wrong on a regular basis, so all that we can really do is try to learn from our slip-ups and attempt to move on. In the case of online retailer Zavvi, though, it’s hoping to recompense its errors by threatening customers...

News: UK Retailer GAME Announces PS4 Hands-On Tour Starting Next Week

UK Retailer GAME Announces PS4 Hands-On Tour Starting Next Week

Coming to a town near you, hopefully

October is almost coming to an end, and we here at Push Square towers only have one thing on our minds: the launch of Sony's next generation console. The wait is almost unbearable, but to help to pass the time, retailer GAME has announced that the PlayStation 4 will be travelling to select stores across the UK...

News: Expect Some Lengthy Lines Behind These PS4 Demo Pods

Expect Some Lengthy Lines Behind These PS4 Demo Pods

"I want a go"

The positioning of goods in retail stores has always fascinated us. There’s a psychology behind the way that are products are presented, and it looks like Sony’s aiming to obtain a very strong reaction with the PlayStation 4. Posting on its Facebook page earlier today, the German arm of SCEE revealed an image of a demo pod for its...

News: You May Need to Open Your Wallet Wider for EA's PS4 Games

You May Need to Open Your Wallet Wider for EA's PS4 Games

Prices could be going up

We’re very much still in the PlayStation 4’s honeymoon period. Typically, the bubble would have burst by now – but Sony is doing a fantastic job of ensuring that the public perception surrounding its next generation console remains predominantly positive. However, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t bad news around...

News: This Is What the PlayStation 4 Will Look Like in Shops

This Is What the PlayStation 4 Will Look Like in Shops

Feeling blue

Retail presence may be the unsung element of video game marketing, but it’s massively important. Any system that occupies the dusty corner of your local electronics store is unlikely to make the best first impression – just talk to the PlayStation Vita about that. Fortunately, platform holder Sony has bigger plans for the...

News: Sony: Physical Games Will Be Around Longer Than People Think

Sony: Physical Games Will Be Around Longer Than People Think

Sony's Guy Longworth takes another stab at Microsoft

Everything seems to be pointing to a digital future for games, but Guy Longworth — Sony's senior vice president in charge of PlayStation brand marketing for Sony Computer Entertainment of America — has voiced the opinion that the consumers aren't totally ready to ditch physical games just yet...

News: You Won't Be Able to Pre-order a PS4 from This Particular Branch of GAME

You Won't Be Able to Pre-order a PS4 from This Particular Branch of GAME

Only people wearing green may enter

Much like GameStop in North America, GAME is the biggest specialist video game retailer in the UK, stocking a diverse range of software for all of the major consoles. However, you won’t be able to purchase PlayStation content at the giant’s latest branch in Shoreditch, London – because it will only stock...

News: Retailer: PlayStation 4 Will Revive the UK's Flagging Market

Retailer: PlayStation 4 Will Revive the UK's Flagging Market

Pre-orders for the next generation platform performing extremely well

UK retailer GAME believes that the impending PlayStation 4 will successfully resurrect the nation’s troubled video game market. Chatting with VideoGamer.com, category director Charlotte Knight explained that pre-orders for the platform are “performing very well” at the...

News: You Can Pre-Order a PlayStation 4 Right Now If You Want To

You Can Pre-Order a PlayStation 4 Right Now If You Want To

Why wait?

UK retailer GAME is already accepting pre-orders for Sony’s PlayStation 4 – despite the manufacturer not even showing the hardware yet. If you waddle your way over to the specialist retailer’s online storefront, you’ll be able to part with the £20 required to purchase a deposit for the currently price-less machine. Sony announced...

News: GAME Holds the Killzone Trilogy at Gunpoint in the UK

GAME Holds the Killzone Trilogy at Gunpoint in the UK

Retailer exclusive

First-person shooter fans hoping to get their fix of sci-fi action with the Killzone Trilogy will have to breach the purple gates of GAME in the UK, as the specialist retailer has secured exclusivity on the compelling compilation. The package will collate popular PS3 titles Killzone 2 and Killzone 3, alongside an HD version of...

News: UK Retailer GameStation to be Rebranded GAME

UK Retailer GameStation to be Rebranded GAME

End of an era

Those of you in North America have our permission to close your ears while we regale tales about the torrid state of UK retail. Chatting at a conference this morning, GAME Retail has revealed that its GameStation brand is to be phased out. The company – which recently went through a major reshuffle – previously operated GAME and...

News: Bethesda Reveals Dishonored Pre-Order Bonuses

Bethesda Reveals Dishonored Pre-Order Bonuses

Ooh, the choices...

Looking forward to Arkane Studios' upcoming action-adventure title, Dishonored? If so, you might want to think carefully about where you place your pre-order, as publisher Bethesda has assigned a selection of exclusive bonuses to major retailers in the UK. Amazon will be dishing out a cold serving of the Acrobatic Killer...

News: PSN Content Now Available in European GameStop Stores

PSN Content Now Available in European GameStop Stores

Bricks and mortar

If you still don’t trust Sony with your credit card details after last year’s hacking kerfuffle, GameStop has announced the addition of PlayStation Network content to its European and Australian stores. Currently you'll be able to purchase a range of downloadable content from more than 1,600 GameStop outlets across Australia,...

News: GameStop Knocks $50 Off PS3's Price

GameStop Knocks $50 Off PS3's Price

Now $199

GameStop’s currently selling the 160GB version of the PS3 for a wallet-friendly $199. That’s $50 less than the recommended retail price. As Joystiq notes, hardware doesn’t often go on sale, so it’s possible the reduction could be related to future announcements. Either way, there’s never been a better time to pick up a new PS3...