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PSA: Final days to earn eShop credit in Wii U Deluxe promo

If you purchased a Wii U Deluxe (that’s the black one with 32GB of onboard storage) at any point since the console’s November 18, 2012 launch, you’re eligible for Nintendo’s Deluxe Digital promotion, which awards 10 percent of all digital purchases b…
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[Update] Xbox Live Issues Resolved, PSN Attackers Taking Credit

Update: Xbox Live's earlier sign-in issues appear to be resolved. A separate problem pertaining to Diablo III, however, continues to persist.

I was just able to sign into Xbox Live on my Xbox 360 without issue.


Original story:

Xbox Live is currently experiencing sign-in issues and those claiming responsibility for the earlier PSN attacks, and the bomb threat against a flight carrying Sony online president John Smedley are taking credit.

The good news is, Microsoft is fully aware of the issue, and has this message posted on the Xbox Live status page:

Xbox members, are you having a hard time signing into Live? We’re aware of the issue and working hard to find a solution as quickly as possible. Thanks for being patient in the meantime. Please check back in a half hour for an update on our progress.

The issue does not appear to be entirely widespread. While I did have issues signing into Xbox Live with my Xbox 360, my Xbox One did not pose any problems.

We've reached out to Microsoft for details on Xbox Live's current issues and will update this story if more information emerges.

[Source: Xbox Live, twitter]


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The most confusing things about these attacks is I still did not know the ultimate goal. They have certainly crossed a line of annoyance and into a dangerous security issue, so I am glad the authorities are working on the case. – The Feed

Joystiq Deals: Google Play store credit giveaway

There’s no better deal than free money, which is why today Joystiq Deals is highlighting the ongoing $ 1,000 Google Play store giveaway. Those who register for the contest will be entered to win Google Play store credit from one of three prize tiers:…
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PlayStation Store Play event offers pre-order discounts, bonus PSN credit

Throughout the next month, Sony is launching a selection of new cross-platform games at a discount for PlayStation Plus members as part of its annual PlayStation Store Play event, with cash-back credit offered for buying multiple titles.

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Select Xbox 360 owners offered $75 credit with Xbox One purchase

A selection of Xbox 360 owners are turning on their systems and finding the above image, offering them an “exclusive” $ 75 code for Xbox credit with the purchase of an Xbox One. Microsoft confirmed the promotion to Joystiq today after 360 users posted…
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Proposed GOP bill excludes violent software makers from tax credit

The recently revealed Tax Reform Act of 2014 by House Republicans has caught the attention of some folks in these here parts for preventing makers of violent video games from qualifying for tax credits. The Washington Examiner correctly points out…
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Spend $85, get an Ouya and $25 games credit

Arguably the best deal on an Ouya we’ve seen in a while has surfaced over on digital commerce site Stack Social. You can grab an Ouya console, controller and a $ 25 credit towards games right now, all for $ 85.

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Microsoft Store offers $100 credit for PS3, Xbox 360 trade-in

Hoping to make an upgrade to the Xbox One that much more tempting, Microsoft has unveiled a new promotion that offers Microsoft Store visitors a $ 100 credit in exchange for their PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360.

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Disk for Downloads: $20 trade-in bonus PSN credit via


Now until January 31st, anyone who trades in at least $ 20 worth of video games, consoles, or accessories via will receive a $ 20 bonus credit toward PlayStation digital content on the PlayStation Network (PSN) Store. calls this promotion “Disk for Downloads”, which encourages people to buy video games digitally.

To redeem the Disk for Downloads promotion, follow these instructions:

  1. Visit’s website.
  2. Search for qualifying trade-in items (i.e., video games, consoles, and/or accessories) using the search bar
    1. A qualifying trade-item has a “Trade-In” button on the right-hand side of the webpage
  3. Submit your trade-in item(s) worth at least $ 20
  4. Send in your item(s) for processing following the instructions provided
  5. Wait for your item to be received and graded
  6. An gift card will be deposited directly to your account in the amount of the trade-in value plus an additional $ 20 bonus credit toward PlayStation digital content will be applied
  7. Order qualifying PlayStation digital content via’s PSN Store
  8. Your bonus credit will be applied automatically to your purchase

To find out more about’s Disk for Downloads promotion, visit

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Every car in Forza 5 is half off this weekend, credit payout increasing in December

Turn 10 Studios is discounting every car in Forza Motorsport 5 by 50 percent from Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 1 following community feedback for the game. The developer is also offering VIP members the 2013 Lotus E21 grand prix car for free and the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO for those that already purchased the E21.

Turn 10 is also changing the game’s economy by “dramatically increasing the credit payout available to all Forza players” in the month of December through its Forza Rewards loyalty program. The developer notes that the higher a player’s tier level is before Sunday, the better the rewards will be, so those that spend extra time in Forza 5 in the coming days will see a nicer payout next month.

Additionally, the developer admitted that the 1,250 in-game credits packed with the limited edition version of the game isn’t enough to buy any car in the game as advertised. To make up for it, limited edition owners will soon be able to download an on-disc car of their choice for free. Owners of the LaFerrari launch car pack or the Forza 5 car pass will also receive the 2013 LaFerrari for free.

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