eBay Tightens Next-Gen Console Pre-Orders

Online auction website eBay has imposed strict new regulations on the sales of next generation console pre-orders, while removing all existing listings for the PlayStation 3 until the new procedures are in place.

A posting in the eBay Trust & Safety forum includes a statement from the company's customer support department which indicates that "due to the high demand and limited supply of this item we are taking stronger measures to protect both buyers and sellers in the eBay community. Currently, eBay is not permitting 'Pre-Sale' of this item, and sellers who list it on eBay must have physical possession of the products at time of listing."

In order for subsequent listings to be allowed, sellers will be required to fax eBay additional confirmation of their identity, including driver's license or similar ID, credit card statements and a receipt for the console.

Following the start of pre-orders for the PlayStation 3 last week, which were quickly ended the same day as allocations were used up, listings immediately began to appear on eBay offering the console for anything up to $800,000 – with no more than a pre-order receipt as proof that the console would be supplied.

With Wii pre-orders also reportedly sold-out, despite much larger allocations compared to the PlayStation 3, eBay appear keen to avoid the significant black market that emerged alongside the launch of the Xbox 360 and which saw the console regularly selling for two or three times its suggested price while stock was still low.

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On Shelves This Week: December 20,2012 - January 5, 2012

Normally, the end of the year is a slow time for game releases. Everyone who’s anyone has already launched during the holiday season, and the stragglers don’t seem to get much attention. Then again, all those folks that picked up new consoles for Christmas need something to play, so maybe there’s some cleverness in a last-week release.

Who knows? Either way, these games are coming out just before the clock rolls over to 2013.

8bitHero3995d ago

oh type 0, maybe one day i'll be able to play you in english. <3 the demo was so awesome. maybe once SE is done with their obsession with lightning we might finally get you, if is psp or vita port idc, JUST COME OVAH HERE!

Kurisu3995d ago

I also downloaded and played the demo and it was so good. So good that I wish I never bothered downloading it in the first place because now I know how much of a good thing I am missing.

FinaLXiii3995d ago (Edited 3995d ago )

FF-type 0 is a must have for me.

Hicken3995d ago

WHERE is this stuff supposed to be coming out?

rainslacker3994d ago (Edited 3994d ago )

I can't find any US release for any of these on amazon or gamestop...I assumed they were for US because they all had ESRB ratings except for the iOS games.

Type-0 is listed as canceled on gamefaqs as well, and was released in October in Japan. POssession and the Humans is also listed as canceled. Author game is cancelled in the US it looks like. The Grinder is cancelled for Wii, and TBA for 360. Unchained blades looks to be a digital title releasing on the 1/3...


Gameinformer gets their Hands Bloody With Konami's Saw

Gameinformer writes: "The survival-horror genre has been through a lot over the years. Like a would-be victim of a crazed murderer, the genre has experience some life-changing events and barely managed to survive. From Resident Evil's shift towards action to Silent Hill's descent into mediocrity, the genre has had trouble recently with being, well... horrifying."

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Blow Out Your Brains5187d ago

Dead Space is the king of the survival horror genre. I love the original Saw but I don't think the game will be anything but average and seems like just another way to cash in on an already over milked franchise.


Hamsterfist Zombie Games Preview

Article Excerpt:

"It's no secret that Hamsterfist loves Zombies. Zombie movies, zombie books and zombie games, I can't get enough. But how much is too much of a good thing? Well if the product is good, there is no such thing as too much. However there is gluttony of Zombie games heading towards the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC and I doubt very much all will be good. Here is a small sample of upcoming zombie games, divided in two different groups. Those that might not be good or even end up getting made and those that are going to be blockbusters or have at least some excitement behind them."

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DanSolo5205d ago

In my personal opinion you can never have too many Zombie movies or games, I've been into them since I was a kid, unfortunately I don't think there are enough out so hopefully this will help somewhat!

I'm gutted Left4Dead ain't coming out on the PS3 as that would have been a day one buy for me. I'll be getting Dead Rising 2 though.
I would love to see a really decent open world Zombie game made with something like the Operation Flashpoint 2 engine, the island in that game is 220 square kilometers, so that could make for a genuinely fcuking sh!thot game!

hamsterfist5205d ago

My ideal zombie game is an open world/RPG. Think GTA and Fallout 3, but with zombies. You could level up, and get new abilities. Like wall building (ever seen the original Dawn of the Dead?)or the ability to grow food. The city would start out with a set number of people, and the infection would spread. Your objective would be to survive a set number of hours until the army came and saved you, or kill ALL the zombies. Why isn't someone making this game?!?!?!?!

hamsterfist5205d ago

I also suggest that you check out Dead Nation. Maybe it will be the PS3 answer to Left 4 Dead.

DanSolo5204d ago

Yeh I agree the open world RPG type zombie game would be exactly what I'd like to come out.
What you describe is pretty much along the lines of what I'm thinking when I say using something like the Operation Flashpoint 2 engine to create a large world.

When I was playing Battlefield Bad Company a while back, there was a mission where you are flying along a gorge in a helicopter and I stopped at a couple of deserted places and it immediately sprung to mind how cool it would be once you had established an outpost in the "ultimate zombie game" that you would have to venture out to scavenge supplies, and things like that.

On the Dead Nation bit though... unfortunately I don't think it will be anything like L4D, from the looks of things, it will be very similar to Zombie apocalypse that is coming out soon.
I will still likely get it though lol.

Cajun Chicken5205d ago

...Getting fed up with zombie games real fast.

hamsterfist5205d ago

I will agree it is too bad that there seems to be so many coming out and yet no one has made the 'ultimate' zombie game. Left 4 Dead is close, but in my opinion an open world environment would be best. More along the lines of the movies.

donnaluke20035205d ago

I cannot wait for Left 4 Dead 2. Screw all you petition people, I am buying that one day one.