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If you head over to iTunes and look for book pre-orders at $9.99 or less, you may notice something strange: they're all Hachette titles. That's no coincidence -- Amazon is delaying shipment on Hachette books right now, a negotiating tactic it calls an "essential business practice." Authors and pub...

June 18th 2014 at 1:14pm 0 Comments
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The stars of the Persona series are winding up for another bout in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, which will host its brand of 2D fighting on the Xbox 360 and PS3. Ultimax won't be out until the fall, but you can plan really far in advance right now by pre-ordering the $59.99 fighter at GameStop, EB Ga...

May 17th 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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The saga of WildStar's name reservation system appears to have come to a close. According to a forum post today from community manager Tony Rey, the system should be working properly now with no further issues. And while Carbine Studios can't turn back time, the studio is at least trying to offer...

May 15th 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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You've seen all the trailers - so many trailers - but you can can finally check out Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 for yourself today. The JRPG's demo is available on Xbox Live, and it should hit PSN in North America later today, and Europe tomorrow. If you need extra incentive beyond sheer c...

January 21st 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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No pre-order? No problem. Instead of forking over cash for a new console early, Sony fans attending the company's November 28 midnight launch festivities in London can buy a PlayStation 4 at the event. This offer does not come without caveats. The supply of PlayStation 4 consoles being sold at the...

November 25th 2013 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Amazon UK warns its customers that any new PS4 or Xbox One pre-orders won't arrive in time for the holidays – notably, the holiday starring a large man in a red suit. The Xbox One Amazon UK page now says orders placed after November 13 may not arrive before Christmas. The PS4 Amazon UK page o...

November 14th 2013 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Every time a studio announces a new game or expansion, there's always one issue that pops up early on for the community to consider: Is it worth it to buy the pre-order? EverQuest Next Landmark has its Founder's Packs now available, with all sorts of shinies including alpha access, beta head-start...

November 13th 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Those unable to secure an Xbox One for launch now have another shot, thanks to GameStop's decision to reopen its pre-order rolls on Microsoft's next console. From now until supplies run dry, GameStop will reserve an Xbox One for anyone willing to place a $100 down payment. The company claims that...

October 30th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Yesterday, Sony revealed that over one million pre-orders have been placed for its next-gen console, the PS4. It's a situation Sony UK managing director Fergal Gara told OPM is "kind of a good problem to have, but it is a problem and we're trying to manage that as responsibly as we possibly can."...

August 22nd 2013 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Wii U (and other platform) pre-orders for Splinter Cell: Blacklist are alive and kicking on Amazon and Gamestop, along with some fresh information about those "enhanced gameplay features" Nintendo promised earlier this month.The WiiPad will display Sam Fisher's OpSat, "allowing the player to operat...

April 21st 2013 at 7:30pm 0 Comments