It’s April Fool’s Day but Sony has kept it serious with an update to the PlayStation refund policy. The policy changes bring the US PlayStation rules in line with Europe. The changes make refunds more accessible while also updating users pre-order options. Sony makes the changes as part of its first move in the new 2019 fiscal year. The PlayStation refund policy will now include the provision that users can receive a refund on digital content purchases within 14 days of the purchase date. A refund will be issued as long as users have not begun downloading or streaming the purchase. Users can also get a refund after downloading a game if the product is faulty, however. Refunds will be credited to the purchaser’s PSN wallet. Another significant change is the ability to cancel pre-orders. Pre-orders can be canceled at any time before the release date and these refunds will also be credited to the PSN wallet. If the release date has passed, users can still get a refund if … [Read more...] about PlayStation refund policy gets updated, better for US consumers
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The ongoing rise of Epic Games as a launching platform continues, as Spellbreak also becomes an Epic Games store exclusive. This is despite using Steam initially to conduct its testing and so on. Spellbreak is following others like Metro Exodus in the migration to a new launcher. Epic Games allured a good amount of game devs when they promised to only take a 12% cut of the sales as compared to Steam taking 30. Epic might change the developer cut in the future, but for now it does favor the developers more than the consumers. Only the base game of Spellbreak is coming to the Epic Games store. This angered several fans that anticipated the founder’s edition of the game which won’t be available on the Epic store. The availability of the founder’s edition may change in the future. Especially indie game developers like Spellbreak. One that’s currently still in more or less of its testing stages. The game is another in the line of ongoing battle … [Read more...] about Spellbreak Will Also Be An Epic Games Store Exclusive
Origin and Battle.net are nice enough vacation spots, but for over a decade, Steam has been PC gaming's de facto hub town. Valve has left us wanting at times, but we've grown fond of Steam's endlessly growing stock of games, its community and multiplayer features, and its seasonal discount sprees. There are other PC game distributors, but none that have really challenged Steam. Yet when Fortnite became a phenomenon in 2018, Epic was emboldened in a way we didn't predict. The Epic Games Store, which it launched late last year, is unlikely to replace Steam anytime soon, but it won't be for a lack of trying, or money.Right now, Epic is attracting developers to its new store with a more favorable revenue sharing scheme and attracting users with free games and exclusives, but the store itself remains barebones. After a month, here's where Epic's store stands, and what we expect as 2019 moves along.Games, freebies, and exclusives on the Epic StoreThe Epic Store currently hosts about two … [Read more...] about How the Epic Games Store compares to Steam right now
It's shiny, it's brand new, it's causing confusion - the Epic Games Store is here, and all eyes are on the platform to see whether it can truly rival Steam. It's already received praise for offering developers a generous revenue split of 88/12 compared to Steam (which currently offers 75/25 or 80/20 for games that generate over $10m). Yet over the past few days, concerns have been raised over whether the Epic Games Store will treat customers with similar fairness - with many pointing to its current refund policy as a potential source of problems. There's a lot of confusion here, however, so here's a breakdown of what we know so far about the Epic Games Store's refund policy. The online discussion began when users on Twitter and Reddit posted pictures showing automatic responses customers are currently receiving when they try to get a refund for their games. Pointing to an Epic Games Store FAQ page which states "a full refund will be offered for any requests made within 14 days of … [Read more...] about What’s the deal with Epic Games Store refunds?
THE Dyson Cool desk fan is already an iconic product, with its bold circular design making it stand out from the normal mix of ugly desk accessories. But considering it has an RRP of £250, the fans certainly don’t come cheap. Luckily, there’s a number of ways you can get hold of a Dyson Cool at a discounted rate. The Dyson Ebay outlet store offers substantial savings on top products. Right now, they’re selling a refurbished model of the Dyson Cool for £179.99, meaning you could save £70 - it comes with a one-year guarantee, and is covered by Ebay's 30-day return policy Having tested products from the outlet store, we can confirm they arrive looking good as new and work without issue. If you’re set on getting a new Dyson Cool, the cheapest brand new model we’ve seen is £199.99 at Box.co.uk. You can still make a saving if you pick the fan up from Appliances Direct where it costs £219.97. And Amazon have the fan at £228.95 if … [Read more...] about Where can I buy a Dyson Cool the cheapest? The best prices on the popular desk fan