Glossary

NTSC

NTSC (National Television System Committee) is the standard for games commonly used in the United States and Canada. NTSC games for sale on our website will work with any PAL (UK, European and Australasian) console; however you may be required to create an Xbox Live/PSN (PlayStation Network) account in the USA to activate any future/included DLC (Downloadable Content).

PAL

PAL (Phase Alternating Line) is the standard for games commonly used in UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. All gaming systems sold in PAL countries will play all PAL, NTSC & NTSC-J discs we offer for sale. Please note: an HDMI cable is required to play NTSC games on a PlayStation 3 Console.

NTSC-J

NTSC-J means that it is the Japanese release of the game. It is commonly used in Japan, Hong Kong & Singapore. NTSC-J games will usually have Japanese wording on the box art and will usually work on any NTSC device. Any NTSC-J games for sale on our website will work with any PAL (UK, European and Australasian) console; however you may be required to create an Xbox Live/PSN (PlayStation Network) account in the Asia to activate any future/included DLC (Downloadable Content).

DLC

DLC (Downloadable Content) is additional content which is created for a released video game. DLC can be anything from extra levels or characters to updated team rosters or in-game features. DLC will require an internet connection and an account with the source of the product (usually PSN, Xbox Live, Nintendo eShop, Steam/uPlay/Origin.

Steam

Steam is an internet-based digital distribution, digital rights management (DRM), multiplayer, and social networking platform developed by Valve Corporation. Steam provides installation and automatic updating of games on multiple computers, as well as various community features.

Origin

Origin is an internet-based online gaming, digital distribution and digital rights management (DRM) platform developed by Electronic Arts that allows users to download games with the Origin client.

uPlay

uPlay is a cross-platform service available in more than 50 games. This service was created by Ubisoft to provide an experience similar to the achievements/trophies offered by various other game companies. The service is provided across various platforms including PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 & Wii U.

GOG.com

GOG.com is a digital distribution platform serving computer games and movies.

PSN

PlayStation Network, officially abbreviated PSN, is an entertainment service provided by Sony Computer Entertainment for use with the PlayStation family of video game consoles, Sony tablet and smartphones. The PlayStation Network encompasses online gaming, music, television and movie streaming services.

  • PlayStation Music lets you play Spotify on your PS3, PS4 and Xperia.
  • The biggest blockbusters, independent cinema hits, latest releases and all-time classics are waiting on PlayStation Video.
  • Dive in to a world of entertainment with PSN - stream TV shows, entire series and watch movies on-demand, catch up with news and sport, browse the web and check out the viral videos everyone's talking about, all from your PS4 and PS3
  • Gaming comes alive! Get connected with PSN. Connect with your friends on PS4, PS3 and PS Vita using your PSN ID. Show off the trophies you've won, send messages to arrange the next big online gaming session, and start a party to chat with all your mates, no matter what they're playing.
  • PS4 Online multiplayer game play requires PlayStation Plus.

PlayStation Plus

Become a member and you'll be able to:

  • Play friends online via PS4.
  • Bring friends into play - even if they don't own a copy of the game.
  • Get over 60 games a year at no additional cost.
  • Enjoy exclusive discounts.

Xbox Live

Xbox Live is the online service for Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles.

With an Xbox Live Free account you can experience the hottest exclusive games, HD movies and TV shows, live events, music and sports, along with premier entertainment apps, Internet Explorer and Skype on your TV.

With an Xbox Live Gold account, you'll have access to 'Games with Gold' and free games for both the Xbox One and Xbox 360. Plus, we're introducing Deals with Gold for Xbox One, which gives members exclusive discounts on games in the Xbox Store. With the most advanced multiplayer, Games with Gold, and Deals with Gold, Xbox Live Gold is better than ever. And your Xbox Live Gold membership extends across Xbox 360 and Xbox One. So if you're already an Xbox Live Gold member, you're good to go.

Here's a sampling of what you can do on Xbox Live:

  • Enjoy unlimited online multiplayer with friends wherever they are.
  • Download and play free game demos and full Xbox One games.
  • Enjoy exclusive member deals and previews.
  • Catch up on movies and TV through Xbox Video and a full line-up of great partner services.
  • Watch sports with ESPN, NFL and other great sports apps, which will be continually added to Xbox One.
  • Listen to personalized music with Xbox Music and iHeartRadio.
  • Use your phone or tablet as a second screen for an enhanced game and entertainment experience.
  • Explore the web on your TV with Internet Explorer for Xbox.
  • Access your cloud game saves wherever you are.
  • Use your voice to easily find games, music, movies and TV shows with Kinect.

Nintendo eShop

Nintendo eShop offers a wide range of games and free demos available to digitally download for Wii U console or Nintendo 3DS system.

CD Key / Digital Download

A CD Key is a series of letters and digits that must be entered during software installation to allow the user to play. CD Key Download means we will email you the CD Key, so you can download and play instantly on various platforms including Steam, Origin and uPlay.

Boxed and Digital Code

Boxed and Digital means when your order, we will open the box and email you the CD Key, so you can download and play without having to wait for the post. We will then ship your game to you as normal, so you can get playing and then add the box and disc to your collection.

Player Points

Player Points is a reward system where we offer our customers points for every pound you spend at our website. These points can be exchanged for vouchers for money off your next order. Click here for more information about Player Points.

PEGI

PEGI is a system used throughout Europe that provides parents detailed recommendations regarding the age suitability of game content in the form of age labels and content descriptors on game packages. Much like BBFC ratings for films, a PEGI 18 rating means that the game is unsuitable for people under the age of 18.

BBFC

BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) is a non-governmental organization responsible for the national classification and censorship of films within the United Kingdom.

SagePay

Sage Pay is Europe's leading independent payment service provider (PSP) and is one of the most trusted payment brands. SagePay handles credit card and debit card transactions in a highly secure environment.

PayPal

PayPal is an online payments system that enables you to pay, send money, and accept payments without revealing your financial details. PayPal is one of the world's largest internet payment companies.

3D Secure

3D Secure is an extra layer of security for online transactions. It involves the use of a password that is stored against your credit/debit card and used to validate your details when paying online. MasterCard SecureCode and Verified by Visa are both examples of 3D Secure.

MasterCard SecureCode

MasterCard SecureCode is a free security service that guards against unauthorized use of your existing MasterCard card when you shop online.

Verified by Visa

Verified by Visa is an easy-to-implement global service that helps increase both cardholder and merchant confidence in Internet purchases, and reduces disputes and fraudulent activity related to the use of Visa payment cards.

DVD Regions

Different countries around the world have different DVD regions. The region of our DVDs is listed on each product page. The different regions around the world are:

  • Region 0 - Region-free, will play on any DVD player
  • Region 1 - USA and Canada
  • Region 2 - Europe, Japan, Middle East, Egypt, South Africa, Greenland
  • Region 3 - Taiwan, Korea, Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong
  • Region 4 - Mexico, South America, Central America, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Caribbean
  • Region 5 - Russia, Eastern Europe, India, Africa (excluding South Africa), North Korea, Mongolia
  • Region 6 - China

In order to play a DVD from another region, you will either need to either have a region-free DVD player or set your machine to a different region - this is usually easy to do by doing an internet search for your model number and the words "change region".

Blu-ray Regions

Different countries around the world have different Blu-ray regions. The region of our Blu-rays is listed on each product page. The different regions around the world are:

  • Region A - East Asia (excluding mainland China and Mongolia), Southeast Asia, North America, South America
  • Region B - Africa, Southwest Asia, Europe (excluding Russia and Kazakhstan), Oceania (including Australia and New Zealand)
  • Region C - Central Asia, Mainland China, Mongolia, South Asia, Central Eurasia

In order to play a Blu-ray from another region, you will either need to either have a region-free Blu-ray player or set your machine to a different region - this is usually easy to do by doing an internet search for your model number and the words "change region".