Paypal Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Paypal RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Microsoft Offers Special Gears of War 4 Pre-Order Deal Mon, 03 Oct 2016 05:39:44 -0400 Brawler1993

With Gears of War 4 just on the horizon, now might seem like the ideal time to pre-order the game. But if you're not convinced yet, Microsoft is now offering a new incentive involving PayPal.

If you pre-order a digital copy of the game via the Xbox Store using PayPal, you will receive a $10 credit to spend on whatever you want from the store. Seems like the perfect offer for those who like to buy their games digitally.

This offer will only be available, however, until 11:59 pm on October 6th, and it works for both the standard edition of the game and the Ultimate Edition, which releases four days before the official release date and gives players early access and a Season Pass.

If you do take this offer, the $10 credit codes will be sent to your Microsoft account within 30 days of placing the pre-order. You can read the full terms and conditions here.

Gears of War 4 will release worldwide on October 11th for Xbox One and PC.

PayPal Confirms Dates for Steam Summer Sale Fri, 17 Jun 2016 05:04:05 -0400 Jordan DiPirro

PayPal has officially confirmed on Twitter that the start of the Steam Summer Sale is June 23, 2016. They also have confirmed it via email.

Originally, an unknown user on Reddit who posted the dates in Russian was the one that leaked the news. This caused many people to wonder if the dates were real or not. We can officially confirm that those dates are correct, thanks to PayPal. (After all, PayPal is one of Steam’s accepted forms of payment.) And this isn't the first time they've spilled the beans -- PayPal has also leaked the news for Steam’s autumn and winter sales in the past.


The end date of the sale hasn’t been released yet, but usually the summer sale lasts for at least a week. We also don’t know if Steam has any plans to release a new alternative reality game, like they did for the Winter sale. Hopefully there will be more surprises this year. There also hasn’t been any word about the amount of discounts during the sale or what games are going to get the price cuts. Stay tuned for more info as it comes out!

EA to offer subscription-based all-access PC service Wed, 13 Jan 2016 15:26:20 -0500 Rob ChYph3r

EA has an upcoming "all you can play" PC subscription service called Origin Access. (Sorry Mac and Linux users, it's not available for you at this time.) The service is set to start on February 4th, 2016, at a cost of $4.99 USD per month.

This subscription gives you access to a "Vault" containing some of EA's top titles, which will eventually include non-EA titles. The Vault is currently offering Dragon Age: Inquisition, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield 4, FIFA 16, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, and more. So as of today it has 15 games, but EA says that number is going to grow as time goes on.

Members will also will get the ability to play upcoming EA games before they are released and get an automatic 10% discount on Origin purchases, which includes pre-orders, full games, DLCs and FIFA points. The games in Access will vary by each country's local laws.

To order the service on Feb. 4th, you will need a credit card or a PayPal account. Anything you order via this service only applies to the digital downloads that are provided via Origin -- in other words, you don't get the discount at a retailer.

Do you think this new service will fly or die? Let us know down in the comments section.

Ceiling Fan Software Loses Its Fight with Blizzard Entertainment Thu, 24 Oct 2013 00:46:52 -0400 Mary Yeager

We hear often of companies suing other companies and winning. What we don't hear is of those losing companies wanting their customers or clients to foot the bill. Ceiling Fan Software is a developer of bot software for the World of Warcraft game and is being sued by Blizzard Entertainment.

Bot programs allow a person to run a game, but the software plays the character itself and levels them up without the human doing anything, nor even having to be at the computer. These programs are considered outside the bounds of the terms of services that games use that all players have to agree to before playing a game.

Ceiling Fan Software has not only lost their two-year fight against industry giant Blizzard Entertainment in a lawsuit that totals to $7 million dollars, but they also lost a judgement that shut down the company period. The software provided by Ceiling Fan Software was not free of charge. They charged set-up fees as well as a monthly license fee and extra software.

Despite the profits the company has seen from their charges, they have not made enough to cover the $7 million dollar debt they now owe to Blizzard Entertainment. They have turned to customers and fans to help raise the money to pay Blizzard by asking for PayPal donations.

Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter ends with $4,000,000 Raised All Stretch Goals Reached Wed, 02 Oct 2013 10:45:19 -0400 GabrielKross

A little over 13 hours ago, Mighty No. 9's Kickstarter period came to a close. Fans have pledged $3,845,170 through Kickstarter and an additional $186,380 raised through Paypal. This means all the stretch goals that were listed on Kickstarter have been reached.

What does this mean for fans?

Available Platforms

We can now pick up Mighty No. 9 on any of the current or Next-Gen platforms once the game releases. All the platforms listed below will be able to play the Mighty No. 9.

  • PC
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • PS3
  • Xbox 360
  • Wii U
  • PS4
  • Xbox One
  • PS Vita
  • Nintendo 3DS

This is likely the largest list of ports for a single game that I've seen in a long time. Now no gamers will be left wanting for this very promising game.

Call Gets a Solo Mission!

That's right, we will be able to play as Call in an offline mission. No details have been released yet on the mission other than we will play as Call and there will be a boss battle, but I'm sure we'll get a little sneak peek eventually. In addition to this, we will also be able to play as Call in online co-op mode so Call is going to get plenty of time to show her skills in the game.

Other Stretch Goals

In addition to all the cool things that have already been added, there will also be an Online Battle Race Mode and an optional chiptunes soundtrack. The Battle Race will show your rival as a ghost on your screen, that you can't directly affect, but enemies defeated will be sent to the rival. From how that reads it almost sounds like it will be a never-ending battle to the end.

Anyone who has been following my posts about Mighty No. 9 is sure to know how much I'm looking forward to the game's music. Now we will have the opportunity to swap between retro and modern sounding versions of the music in the game. This is spectacular news for me, I am really looking forward to experiencing this game using both versions of the music.

With the game still set for a 2015 release I'll be keeping my eye on Mighty No. 9 for any updates I can get my hands on. Let me know in the comments below what you're excited about for this game. Also, don't forget to vote on the image of Call that you like the best!

Buying A Year of PlayStation Plus Nets You 3 Months Free Mon, 28 Jan 2013 11:05:45 -0500 Ashley Shankle

It's hard to deny the benefits of being a PlayStation Plus member. All those free games and discounts are delicious. If you were looking for a decent deal to hop onto becoming a member, you may want to get ready to pounce on this new promotion giving three free months.

Sony is offering three free months to those who choose to pick up a year's worth of a subscription between now and March 4. Those of you who pick up the new white PS3 models automatically get in on the deal, as it comes with a voucher for a free year of PS+.

If you are already a member of the PlayStation Plus service, you can still choose to subscribe to a year on top of your already-paid membership time. Subscriptions do stack, and your year plus additional three months will be added to the time you have already paid for.

Actually Pretty Nice

Sony claims this is a savings of over $2,400 over the course of a year, based on the free and discounted games available to members. After the nice free stuff they've been putting up over the past couple of months, I'm inclined to believe them. This deal paired with the new Sony Entertainment Network shop and the addition of a Paypal payment option, a PS+ membership has never been easier to take advantage of.

Paypal can now be used on the PSN Mon, 21 Jan 2013 07:50:54 -0500 Ashley Shankle

PlayStation 3 users wary of using their credit card on the PSN after 2011's massive security breach now have a new payment option: PayPal. Along the convenience of this new payment method comes a new way to deposit money to your account.

Instead of using PayPal directly from the PSN storefront, users must log into the Sony Entertainment Network and purchase $5, $10, $20, or $50 worth of credit toward their PlayStation Network account.

The process is similar to paying for games on Steam with your PayPal account, though you are directly adding money to your PSN wallet. Once done, you will have the money available to use on your account. It might be a bit of a hassle, but it ensures that your payment information is secure.

This service has been available in Europe for some time. I can't help but wonder if it will ever make its way to the Japanese PlayStation Store, but it's not likely.

On the topic of the Japanese PSN...

I noticed a few weeks ago that the Japanese storefront still has the old layout. What's up with that? I miss how easy the old layout was to use. No lag, easy to navigate, and you could download free content without having to go to the check out. The new layout is the opposite of user-friendly.

Source: PSNStores Twitter