Sony Revises Refund Policy For PlayStation Network

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Sony Revises Refund Policy For PlayStation Network

Digital store refund policies have long been a source of frustration for consumers. Sometimes you preorder a game, find out it's not exactly what you're hoping for before release, but can't get a refund for it. Or a game hardcrashes your PlayStation 4 to the point where the harddrive has to rebuild when you restart it and you have to convince someone over the phone that this is worthy of a refund. Well that's all in the past now as Sony has revised their PSN refund policies for at least these two cases.

According to Sony's new refund policy, a preorder can be refunded before release as long as the user hasn't started streaming or downloading it. It is unclear if this also means preloads, but it's easy to presume that it does. The exception to that rule is that customers can also refund purchases in the case of faulty games up to 14 days after the purchase (or preorder) date.

It's vague, but it's definitely an improvement.

Sony Revises Refund Policy For PlayStation Network

about X hours ago from
Sony Revises Refund Policy For PlayStation Network

Digital store refund policies have long been a source of frustration for consumers. Sometimes you preorder a game, find out it's not exactly what you're hoping for before release, but can't get a refund for it. Or a game hardcrashes your PlayStation 4 to the point where the harddrive has to rebuild when you restart it and you have to convince someone over the phone that this is worthy of a refund. Well that's all in the past now as Sony has revised their PSN refund policies for at least these two cases.

According to Sony's new refund policy, a preorder can be refunded before release as long as the user hasn't started streaming or downloading it. It is unclear if this also means preloads, but it's easy to presume that it does. The exception to that rule is that customers can also refund purchases in the case of faulty games up to 14 days after the purchase (or preorder) date.

It's vague, but it's definitely an improvement.

Rage 2 Pre-Order Incentive Adds NBA Jam Announcer To The Action

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Rage 2 Pre-Order Incentive Adds NBA Jam Announcer To The Action

Today is April Fools' Day which is code for don't believe anything you see on the internet. This feels like one of those "pranks", but this is a legitimate thing you can actually add to Rage 2 when it comes out on May 14, as confirmed by Bethesda on its YouTube channel.

If you pre-order the game, you will be able to add Tim Kitzrow, of NBA Jam fame, to your game. He will narrate the action, use his iconic phrases, and create a bunch of hopefully new iconic phrases like, "You just sliced their head right off!"

For more on Rage 2, click the big old banner below for all of the features from when we had the game on our cover.

Rage 2 Pre-Order Incentive Adds NBA Jam Announcer To The Action

about X hours ago from
Rage 2 Pre-Order Incentive Adds NBA Jam Announcer To The Action

Today is April Fools' Day which is code for don't believe anything you see on the internet. This feels like one of those "pranks", but this is a legitimate thing you can actually add to Rage 2 when it comes out on May 14, as confirmed by Bethesda on its YouTube channel.

If you pre-order the game, you will be able to add Tim Kitzrow, of NBA Jam fame, to your game. He will narrate the action, use his iconic phrases, and create a bunch of hopefully new iconic phrases like, "You just sliced their head right off!"

For more on Rage 2, click the big old banner below for all of the features from when we had the game on our cover.

New Gameplay For The Outer Worlds Premieres At PAX East

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New Gameplay For The Outer Worlds Premieres At PAX East

Last month, we gave you tons of exclusive content about Obsidian's fabulous-looking RPG The Outer Worlds, including a video that showed off gameplay.

Now, even more gameplay footage is surfacing online, coming from a demo that was presented by Obsidian during PAX East. The video, recorded by YouTuber MrRedRivers, gives a look at tons of combat and an area called Byzantium, the city of the elite. The protagonist travels there to take part of a propaganda film shoot. While voice acting for this section hasn't been implemented yet, the written dialogue still looks pretty amusing.

It also demonstrates a glowing baton that slows down enemies and eventually freezes them, all while strangely rearranging foes' faces such as enlarging or shrinking heads. Obsidian jokes that this was the result of a bug during development, but they kept it in because of its hilarious effects.

New Gameplay For The Outer Worlds Premieres At PAX East

about X hours ago from
New Gameplay For The Outer Worlds Premieres At PAX East

Last month, we gave you tons of exclusive content about Obsidian's fabulous-looking RPG The Outer Worlds, including a video that showed off gameplay.

Now, even more gameplay footage is surfacing online, coming from a demo that was presented by Obsidian during PAX East. The video, recorded by YouTuber MrRedRivers, gives a look at tons of combat and an area called Byzantium, the city of the elite. The protagonist travels there to take part of a propaganda film shoot. While voice acting for this section hasn't been implemented yet, the written dialogue still looks pretty amusing.

It also demonstrates a glowing baton that slows down enemies and eventually freezes them, all while strangely rearranging foes' faces such as enlarging or shrinking heads. Obsidian jokes that this was the result of a bug during development, but they kept it in because of its hilarious effects.

Yakuza Kiwami 2 Is Likely Coming To PC

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Yakuza Kiwami 2 Is Likely Coming To PC

Although Sega hasn't officially announced a port, the ESRB recently rated Yakuza Kiwami 2 "M" for PC, revealing that it is likely soon coming to PC.

Yakuza Kiwami 2, the PlayStation 4 exclusive and remake of the 2006 Yakuza 2, was first released in Japan in 2017 and had a worldwide launch last year. 

The ESRB gives the following description to support its decision for an M rating, and gives players an idea of what to expect: “Characters use knives, pipes, and swords during combat and can trigger scripted special attacks (e.g., bashing heads into walls; stabbing enemies with a knife; ripping off nails and teeth with pliers) after successfully building up an attack meter. Combat is accompanied by screams of pain, large blood-splatter effects, and close-up camera angles.”

Yakuza Kiwami 2 Is Likely Coming To PC

about X hours ago from
Yakuza Kiwami 2 Is Likely Coming To PC

Although Sega hasn't officially announced a port, the ESRB recently rated Yakuza Kiwami 2 "M" for PC, revealing that it is likely soon coming to PC.

Yakuza Kiwami 2, the PlayStation 4 exclusive and remake of the 2006 Yakuza 2, was first released in Japan in 2017 and had a worldwide launch last year. 

The ESRB gives the following description to support its decision for an M rating, and gives players an idea of what to expect: “Characters use knives, pipes, and swords during combat and can trigger scripted special attacks (e.g., bashing heads into walls; stabbing enemies with a knife; ripping off nails and teeth with pliers) after successfully building up an attack meter. Combat is accompanied by screams of pain, large blood-splatter effects, and close-up camera angles.”

Magic: The Gathering's War Of The Spark Kicks Off With A Cool New Trailer

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Magic: The Gathering's War Of The Spark Kicks Off With A Cool New Trailer

At PAX East, Wizards of the Coast let loose a new trailer for the upcoming War of the Spark set. It's super cool, so you can check that out below first.

From the cards we've seen so far, also unveiled today, the set looks to have a huge focus on planeswalker cards and cards that interact with planeswalkers. With 36 planeswalkers in the set, some even showing up at the uncommon rarity level, there's going to be lots of crazy interactions from across the planes in this one for sure. Check out more on that and some of the new cards over on the official Magic: The Gathering site. A new keyword ability called amass looks fun and powerful, allowing you to create and buff up Zombie minions.

The first chance to play with the new set is scheduled for Magic Arena on April 25, with prerelease events happening in physical space on the 27th and 28th.