Gaming & Play

Entertainment GameStop lets players redeem reward points for coupons and digital currency

Consumer electronics retailers GameStop created a customer appreciation program called PowerUp Rewards that lets members score reward points which can be redeemed for coupons and digital currency. Players sign up and can score points by purchasing at GameStop. Points are calculated based on the purchase and applied to the member’s account.

Gaming & Play Fortnite players can exchange their V-Bucks for virtual perks

Game publisher Epic Games created gift cards that can be redeemed for V-Bucks, the premium currency for its game Fortnite, allowing players to exchange them for virtual perks, like custom in-game skins for their digital character. Starting with the 2019 holiday season, Epic Games will also sell the gift cards in-store and online through select retailers.

Advertising Join PSFK For Our Annual New York Retail Innovation Week Festival In January 2020

Get immersed in our city-wide festival that showcases the most creative and progressive thinking around retail and consumer experience innovation

Banks, Insurance & Financial Services Ally Is Gamifying Financial Literacy With City-Sized AR Monopoly Boards

With the help of augmented reality and advice from Mr. Monopoly himself, Ally is providing its users with a fun and engaging way to learn

Case Study Space Stockholm Is A Seven-Story Hub Transforming The Face Of Esports

With 500 gaming stations and an 800-seat arena, plus studios, coworking and gyms, the just-announced Space will be esports' biggest stage yet

Automotive PSFK Launches The Seoul Retail Innovation Guide

Retailers in Seoul are employing experiential and interactive elements in their physical stores in order to create next-gen, discovery-driven visits, providing inspiration for brands the world over

Brand Activation & Immersion Giphy Arcade Inspires Creativity By Letting Players Build GIF-Powered Games

With Giphy Arcade, the GIF database is transforming its site into something more playable and engaging, updating its model for younger users

Children Five Below Is Transforming Some Of Its Stores Into Esports Hubs

Discount retailer Five Below, which invested in eports infrastructure brand Nerd Street Gamers, will add gaming venues to its stores

Analysis How Gaming Brands Are Bridging The Physical-Digital Divide To Enable Public Play

Gaming takes many forms these days, but applying it on top of public spaces allows people to enjoy the great outdoors in a social, active way

Design Sportswear Brand Fila Pops Up With A Community-Centered Museum In Brooklyn

The Williamsburg pop-up, marking the U.S. Open, honored Fila's first creative director with table tennis, paintable walls and freebies, forgoing sales and focusing on engaging the community

Home New Mobile Maintenance Platform Streamlines Pool Ownership And Upkeep

Pool maintenance can kill the fun of owning one, but a new app from one of the country's largest pool sellers is making the process a breeze

Features How Rec Room Is Providing Digital-First Audiences A Space To Build Relationships

The CEO of the VR platform that allows people from all over the world to connect with each other in user-designed rooms and games tells PSFK about creating meaningful social experiences thanks to cutting-edge creative tech

Gen Z How Immersive Platforms Like Twitch Are Uniting Communities Online

From livestreamed karaoke to mobile VR gaming, immersive digital platforms are helping consumers enjoy meaningful social experiences online

Fashion & Apparel How Brands Like Gucci Are Personalizing Digital Communication With Customizable Avatars

In step with the way Gen Z consumers spend their time, leading brands are investing in elevated and personalized virtual communication methods like digital avatars, also opening up new opportunities for retailers to engage with digital-first audiences