eBay UK user Peter Clatworthy was left disappointed when he discovered he had handed over £450 for a photo of Microsoft’s Xbox One.
Clatworthy, 19 from Nottingham, initially thought he had paid the sizeable sum for an actual Xbox One console, but when the mail arrived he was surprised to see that rather than receiving Microsoft’s latest home console, he had instead took delivery of a printed A4 picture of the new machine.
Sony’s PlayStation 4 has become the fastest-selling console in UK retail history.
The new £349 next-gen console launched on Friday, November 29th, and quickly sold more than a quarter of a million units in less than three days.
Sony is seemingly planning to release a hardware bundle, containing both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita before Christmas.
When Sony first showed off the PS4′s remote play feature many were quick to suggest that such a bundle would be a no-brainer, giving the PlayStation 4 a Wii U-like off-screen experience. Now it would appear that such a bundle is set to become a reality.
Nintendo has made available a new hardware deal on their recently opened online store, offering the Wii U in attractive new Mario-themed bundle.
Known as the Mario Mega Bundle, it features a 32GB Premium Wii U along with three games.
The UK’s second-largest supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has announced plans to stop selling physical entertainment products online, including both videogame software and hardware.
From March 2014 Sainsbury’s will no longer sell physical games, CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays or books on their online Sainsbury’s Entertainment store, instead offering digital-only alternatives.
This means you’ll still be able to pick up the latest FIFA game in-store, but getting a physical copy delivered from the Sainsbury’s website will soon become a thing of the past.
Blockbuster is to close 72 of their 264 UK stores it was announced Monday, resulting in over 450 job losses.
The DVD and Videogame rental retailer re-entered administration last month, linked in part to increased competition from online streaming, direct-mail services and on-demand TV platforms.
The move, which comes just six-weeks before Christmas, will see the majority of the earmarked stores close over the course of the next week.
DVD and videogame rental retailer Blockbuster will now honour PlayStation 4 and Xbox One preorders, despite previously announcing that all orders placed would be cancelled due to the firm having re-entered administration, however customers will have to act fast.
Placing over 2,000 jobs at risk, the company announced they would be re-entering administration on October 29th. Following the announcement, the firm revealed on their Facebook page that all pre-orders placed for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One would no longer be honoured, just three weeks ahead of the console’s launches.
At the time Blockbuster said in order to receive a refund for any pre-orders customers would have to write to the company via postal mail. This did not prove popular with customers, who took to the company Facebook page to complain.
In a series of Tweets published Tuesday, November 5th, Blockbuster said that they would now be fulfilling customer orders, working directly with Microsoft and Sony to ensure demand is met.
Razer’s Kraken gaming headphones are not hard to miss. Sporting a neon-green finish, the distinctive and chunky £55 cans may look every bit the true booming headphones, but do they sound it? We put them to the test.
Out of the box you of course get the foldable headphones, complete with a generous detachable extension cable and the usual 3.5mm analog connection jack.
Despite being predominantly plastic, the Kraken’s build quality is assuringly sturdy and appears durable. The extendable headband can be adjusted to your preference, with confidence that the plastic won’t give. On a whole, the overall unit feels flexible enough to withstand plenty of day-to-day wear and tear.
DVD and Videogame rental chain Blockbuster is set to go into administration for the second time this year, according to its current owner, placing some 2,000 jobs at risk.
The rental retailer first entered administration in January but were saved by Gordon Brothers Europe, a private equity firm, in March. Now, the nationwide firm finds itself in administration again.
By heck it’s windy! Yup, the UK was sent into panic as the ‘St Jude’ storm blew its way across the nation on Monday morning, with wind speeds of up to 99-MPH recorded in some parts of the country.
Now, depending on where you live the storm may or may not be that bad, but either way the awful weather presents the perfect excuse to stay inside, get warm and put your feet up. Here’s a few particularly windy videogames you can play to pass the time:
Nintendo of Europe confirmed Thursday that Wii availability is soon set to dry up, with European imports of the console now discontinued.
Earlier this week, Nintendo of Europe told Gamebrit that they had “no specific announcements for Europe regarding Wii production”, however in a statement today the company confirmed that stock will in fact no longer be replenished.
Nintendo of Europe confirmed to Gamebrit that “Wii imports to Europe have been discontinued.”
NoE continued by recommending their alternative home consoles, the Wii U and Wii mini:
“[...] there are still a variety of options for consumers to enjoy Wii games and the Wii gameplay experience.
“Wii U, which is Nintendo’s latest home console, is backwards compatible with nearly all existing Wii games and accessories, so you can enjoy a vast library of disc-based and downloadable Wii games and Wii gameplay experiences when you switch to Wii Mode on Wii U.
“Wii Mini is also now available across Europe offering Wii gameplay experiences at a great value. Wii Mini puts the focus squarely on games with over 1200 existing disc-based Wii titles to choose from.”