Watch out, GameStop, you have a new competitor in the used game market. Wal-Mart announced today that it will begin accepting video game software trade-ins at 3,100 stores nationwide on March 26.
During a conference call attended by GameSpot, Wal-Mart merchandising chief Duncan Mac Naughton said Wal-Mart is hoping to “shake up” the secondhand market and steal some marketshare away from competitors like GameStop.
Wal-Mart’s “true differentiator,” Mac Naughton said, is that you can use your in-store credit for purchases outside of gaming like food and clothing. Indeed, GameStop can’t compete there. But unlike GameStop, Wal-Mart will not have a cash option for trade-ins. It’s credit or nothing. And on top of that, Wal-Mart will only accept games, not hardware.
Titanfall studio Respawn Entertainment has started banning cheaters.
Following confirmation that the studio has started to issue bans, developer Jon Shiring took to Twitter to explain that anti-cheat detection measures had been active since the launch of the game.
Curious about anti-cheat/hackers? We have started kicking players and more will follow.— Respawn (@Respawn) March 18, 2014
Zen Studios is bring multiple games to next-gen systems. First up is KickBeat: Special Edition for PS4 and Xbox One. Originally released on PS3 and Vita, the rhythm fighting game is getting new features and additional soundtracks for next-gen consoles. Like the original, the game will let you import your own music, letting you create new tracks to play along with.
Pinball FX2 is also coming to Xbox One. The game is already available on PS4 as Zen Pinball 2.