Amazon.com: $10 Pre-Order Credit for $10 Game Trade-In

This is a pretty great deal. We have a few months yet before the PS4 and Xbox One launch, so why not trade in some of your current (“old”) games for pre-order credit on the latest and greatest just around the corner? Use their website to search for games you own, see how much they’d pay you for them, send ’em in, and reap the rewards! Pretty easy. The only big catch is that this applies one per customer. Booh.

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Trade $10, Get $10

Trade in $10, Get $10 Pre-order Credit

Until June 30, 2013, trade in $10 worth of video games, consoles, or accessories and get a $10 bonus credit toward select pre-orders in addition to your trade-in value.

How to redeem this offer:
1. Search for your qualifying item using the search below
2. Select the item(s) you’d like to trade
3. Send in your item(s) for processing following the instructions provided
4. If your trade-in is accepted, the promotion will be applied automatically to your purchase of qualifying video games items.

Terms and Conditions

To receive the Promotion:
• Initiate a video game trade-in between June 13, 2013 and June 30, 2013.
• If the trade-in is accepted, you will receive a confirmation email.
• Add a qualifying item described in the offer to your Shopping Cart.
• The discount will be applied automatically to your purchase of the qualifying item.

Terms and Conditions:
• The promotion is limited to one per customer. If there is more than one eligible item in your Shopping Cart, the promotion applies to only the lowest priced item.
• The discount is valid until August 31, 2013. Amazon reserves the right to cancel it at any time.
• If your video game trade-in is not submitted in accordance with the instructions, or is not accepted, you are not eligible for the promotion and you will not receive a promotion.
• If you do not purchase the qualifying item when the promotion is in effect, the discount will not apply.
• The promotion applies only to qualifying items sold and shipped by Amazon.com. It does not apply to items sold by other merchants on the Amazon.com web site.
• If you return the qualifying item purchased to obtain the promotional code, we will subtract the value of promotional code from your return credit.
• Does not apply to orders placed with 1-Click. The offer may not be combined with other offers.
• Shipping and handling charges apply to all products.
• Offer good while supplies last.
• Void if copied, transferred, or prohibited.

Original Amazon Article

Planetary Annihilation: An Uber Entertainment RTS Like No Other

In browsing around the interwebs this morning, I stumbled upon an RTS game called Planetary Annihilation that’s due to be launched by the end of 2013. Via Kickstarter, Uber Entertainment’s already more  than doubled their goal of $900K thanks to over 44k Kickstarter backers. The alpha-stage (unfinished) game is available on a Steam now for a rather astronomical $90. However, the idea behind that huge sum is that you get to play the game now, be part of the development of the game, AND it acts like a Kickstarter contribution for folks who want to financially support the game but missed the Kickstarter window.

Pre-ordering the game now on Uber’s website gets you a raft of bonus and exclusive items. The pre-order packages range from $40 up to $200 which get you some standard extras all the way up to having two in-game planets named per your request!

Bottom line: If you’re into RTS games and/or want to destroy entire planets through robot warfare (or by hurling asteroids at your foes), Planetary Annihilation is the game for you!

Official Planetary Annihilation Website

PS4: Pre-Order on Amazon.com

Well, today was a huge day for console lovers. The PS4 announced and seemed to BLOW the wind out of Xbox One’s announcement. PS4 won’t restrict games to being forced to use Xbox Live for constant registration. PS4 won’t restrict games for resale or loaning to friends. PS4 is $100 cheaper than Xbox One. And PS4 apparently will be the platform for The Elder Scrolls Online (beta coming in Spring 2014).

For a lot of folks, this will be a massive set of reasons to skip Xbox One all together. I’m not sure how One will come back from this.

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Pre-Order at Amazon.com

PlayStation 4

by Sony


Price: $399.99 Eligible for free shipping with Amazon Prime.
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This item will be released on December 31, 2013.
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  • PlayStation 4 redefines rich and immersive gameplay with powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalization, deeply integrated social capabilities, and innovative second-screen features
  • “Suspend mode” eliminates the load time on your saved game and allows you to immediately return to where you left off by pressing the power button.
  • Background downloading and updating capability also allows you to immediately play digital titles as they download, or update the system when the hardware is powered off.
  • PlayStation 4 lets you instantly share images and videos of your favorite gameplay moments on Facebook with a single press of the “share” button on the Dualshock 4 controller.
  • Broadcast while you play in real-time through Ustream, allowing friends to comment or jump into your game in new ways.
  • Games already announced for the PlayStation 4 include first party titles Killzone: Shadow Fall, inFamous Second Son, Driveclub and Knack as well as partner titles Destiny, Diablo III, Deep Down and Watch Dogs.

Xbox One: Preorder on Amazon.com

Well, that was quick. Within hours after the announcement of the November launch, Amazon’s pre-order page is ready to go! You, too, can pre-order for just $499.99 in the US. Unfortunately for UK and European gamers, they’ll have to shuck out a few hundred dollars more.

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Xbox One Console – Day One Edition

This item will be released on November 30, 2013.
Pre-order now.
See details. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
  • Xbox One – Day One Console includes a limited edition controller, token code to unlock Day One achievement, premium packaging, and decal.
  • Kinect is included with every Xbox One. Completely reengineered to be more precise, responsive and intuitive with unparalleled voice, vision and motion technology
  • The console is driven by a powerful combination of CPU, GPU and 8GB of RAM, governed by an innovative OS architecture, to deliver power, speed and agility
  • Only Xbox One unleashes the vast and scalable power of the cloud for your games, entertainment and apps with Xbox Live
  • With Xbox One, you can quickly jump from TV to movies to music to a game

Amazon’s Pre-Order Page

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