Tag Archives: cash

GameStop Pre-Order Trade-In Bonuses Might Die Off; Radical Changes Coming This Month

GameStop More Money Program

It appears GameStop is ushering in a new level of “power to the players” by revamping their trade-in offerings as well as renaming them in the terms they use while speaking to customers. From now on, GameStop employees will tell you “Cash isn’t the only way to pay for games, you know” and then proceed to ask you “When’s the last time we bought a game off of you or you sold a game to us?” in order to draw attention to the demographic that they claim does not know trade-ins exist (2/3 of GameStop customers according to internal documents leaked through mainstream media this evening).

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

GameStop has used some pretty fancy wording here to make it sound like trade-ins are going to net gamers a lot more cash than ever before, and to some extent that is technically true. Take a look at the bigger picture though… With a bullet point reading off “Our average trade ranges from $7.20 to $14.00 with a base of $9.00. We are elevating the average base value up 20% or to $11.00.” which essentially confuses the issue that you’re looking at a two dollar increase for the average game – nothing major.

THE BIG NEWS THOUGH IF NEED TRUE is that there will allegedly no longer be anything extra for trading in your games towards a pre-order of the latest upcoming games you want (according to Kotaku). Perhaps all of those Last of Us: Remastered trade-ins finally caught up with them? It did sound too good to be true after all, leaving one to ponder ‘how did GS even profit off of that?’ and now we have our answer. They didn’t do too good off of it because now that type of promotional campaign is a thing of the past. On August 18, 2014 you’ll always get the same price trading in your games, whether it’s towards Far Cry 4, Destiny, Halo 5, The Order, or just some Steam Wallet. Of course, you’ll still be punished with a % removed from your value if you want to walk away with actual cash – which sort of makes the whole “When’s the last time we bought games off of you?” pitch sound pretty lame when you think about it.

GameStop More Money New Trade In

It’s easy for this so sound like a good deal, but I’m not the only one who’s less than impressed with a 20% increase on what is already pitiful prices. After all, 20% of nothing is still nothing (metaphorically speaking, since they are offering more than nothing).

Kotaku author Jason Schreier-

-who first broke the story tells us in plain English that his last trade in got him just 25 cents and under the new system it would be worth 30 cents. A trade-in worth 10 bucks today will be worth “maybe” 12 bucks after the August 18, 2014 update. Two bucks ladies and gentleman. That is the price GameStop loyalists will be paid for being stripped of their precious pre-order / upgrade bonuses. Jason broke the story from insider sources (complete with visual evidence and training notes on how employees will be coached to comply with these new procedures).

It always gets weirder in the comments section though…

It seems that even those involved with GameStop are unsure if they are really going to get rid of promotions entirely or just ease off them for a while. The author of the original source of this leak even seems unsure with GameStop employees confessing they know about all of this, but not about the dumping of the promotional pre-order bonus. It is even claimed that that feature in fact is not being removed or at least not just yet – since a promotion is scheduled to be revealed on the same day as the new trade-in program. Confusing indeed. Be sure to check out the very last sentence in the GameStop internal document beneath this conversation between the author and a GameStop employee currently briefed on the new program.

Decide for yourself, is GameStop hanging on by a thread? Or is this a major plus one for gamers everywhere?

Have a look at some of the feedback for yourself as well as the original source post below:

GameStop More Money Feedback

GameStop No More Pre Order Bonus Trade In

[Some Info Sourced: KOTAKU]

 

Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by Mitch Walters on 20140805 and was last modified on 20140805 .

Grand Theft Auto Online Announces $500,000 Stimulus Package for Each October Player

634490_20130815_640screen001

After a new patch 1.04 players have learned $250,000 will be paid to the GTA Online bank account of every player who has signed in and played during October 2013. There will be a scheduled date for this payment which should be announced very soon, then there will be a date for the second payment of $250,000 more GTA$ to complete the half a million Stimulus Package Rockstar Games is giving out to early adopters of the award-winning game. If you still haven’t seen our GTA V V Review, check it out. There’s also more information and gameplay videos about the game in our dedicated GTA V Section. Stay tuned for a Review of the GTA Online portion of the game.

Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by Jon Ireson on 20131011 and was last modified on 20131011 .

Pre-Order Saints Row IV on Amazon to Get $10 Back Promotional Credit

Pre Order Saints Row IV on Amazon

If you pre-order Saints Row IV (releasing for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this August 20, 2013) you will get a $10 cash-back promotional credit for Amazon. CLICK HERE and get over there to get in on this before it’s too late. Be ready to read our review this week on August 14, 2013 as well (this Wednesday) including the first taste of unedited gameplay play-through videos (complete with commentary) from our own Deputy Editor Tristan Werbe. While waiting, enjoy our dedicated Saints Row IV section. Check out the fine print below:

“Pre-order Saints Row 4 and receive $10 in Amazon.com credit toward the purchase of items shipped and sold by Amazon.com (certain exclusions apply, including but not limited to Kindle books, Gift Cards, and Amazon Appstore for Android apps). You will also get the Commander in Chief DLC Pack, including the Screaming Eagle vehicle, Uncle Sam uniform and the ‘Merica weapon. The access code will be emailed within two business days after your order ships. This offer will be extended to all existing pre-orders. Offer valid when shipped and sold by Amazon.com. Amazon reserves the right to change or terminate this promotion at any time. Limited to one per customer order.”

Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by Jon Ireson on 20130813 and was last modified on 20130813 .

Gran Turismo 5 Multiplayer Gameplay Hacked

Players have been hacking cars in Gran Turismo 5 using save file manipulation having normal cars like the Honda Civic blowing past you beyond 290mph+.  There is also a format for getting XP and Cash using exploits:

Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by Jon Ireson on 20130317 and was last modified on 20130317 .