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‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 9 May 2012

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This week we start off with Sega’s Binary Domain, which will now be available to download from our store from today! Set in a distant future of the year 2080, Tokyo has been invaded by robots. Take charge in a battle for humanity and give the machines an ending they did not expect! PS Plus members will have a two week period to purchase a 15% discounted rate.

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Discover an eerie, intriguing realm in this unique interactive art experience where little is as ever as it seems and mystery and surprise await your every move.

Open the gates to a dreamlike forest, follow the paths between the trees, interact with your surroundings and attempt to answer three questions: why are you here? What are you supposed to do now? And is there a way out?

For the curious – for those willing to face the depths of their own conscience – the answers will be revealed by exploring the world of Datura.

PS Plus members will also have two weeks to purchase Datura at 20% off.

Other titles this week also include demos for Zack Zero and Spec Ops: The Line, as well as Arc Arena and Just Cause being our new PS2 and PSone Classics, respectively.

Andy has also been working on securing some new deals in a new sale with a somewhat retro theme to it. Did you never get round to purchasing Final Fight: Double Impact or *deep breath* Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix? How about some of the PixelJunk games such as PixelJunk Monsters or PixelJunk Eden? If you haven’t jumped to the bottom already then you may want to also know that PixelJunk Monsters, PixelJunk Eden, PixelJunk Shooter and PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap are cheap as chips (cheaper maybe) for PS Plus members at just €0.99! Check out the list of titles in the sale right at the bottom.

As usual, this week’s content is below.

PlayStation Network New Content

Content may be added or removed, or move dates – please stay tuned to your weekly Store Update for the most up to date listings. Listed savings are approximate, based on SRP excluding Special Offer pricing and should be considered as a guide only.

PS Plus

Binary Domain – 15% Discount for Two Weeks
Datura – 20% Discount for Two Weeks

PS3 Games

Binary Domain
An immersive squad-based shooter in which you need to work with your squad and regain control.
Prices: £19.99,€24.99,AU$39.95
PEGI: 18
Availability: All
File Size: 11GB

Datura
Experience the haunting world of Datura – part PlayStation Move adventure, part interactive art concept – and embark on a voyage of mystery where little is ever as it seems and every action has a consequence.
Prices: £6.49,€7.99,AU$12.95
PEGI: 16
Availability: All
File Size: 879MB

Dead Space – Super Bundle
This bundle includes a digital license for Dead Space™ and all of the downloadable suit and weapon content for Dead Space. There are no refunds for this item.
Prices: £23.99, €29.99, AU$49.95
PEGI: 18
Availability: All
File Size: 8GB

PS3 Demos (Free)

Spec Ops: The Line Demo
The demo begins with a Delta Force recon team, led by Captain Martin Walker, infiltrating Dubai six months after a cataclysmic sandstorm destroyed the city and left it buried in ruin. Chaos ensues as Delta is pulled into the middle of a civil war. Walker and his team must fight their way through the unpredictable war-torn city to find the man at the heart of its madness – Colonel John Konrad.
PEGI: 18
Availability: Not available in DE, KU, QA, SA, UA
File Size: 1501MB

Zack Zero
Zack Zero takes you on an action-packed platform adventure with incredible 3D graphics and the playability and entertainment of classic 2D games. Help Zack Zero save his beloved Marlene, kidnapped by the evil Zulrog in an effort to obtain the powerful substance that will allow him to travel back in time. More than 30 characters, 5 spectacular bosses and incredible and diverse scenarios!
PEGI: 12
Availability: All
File Size: 279MB

PS2

Just Cause
Compatible with PlayStation®3.
Just Cause offers the freedom to tackle your assignment however you want: play the island`s factions off against one another; incite a rebellion among the masses; or build alliances with rebel forces and drug cartels.

Prices: £7.99,€9.99,AU$15.95
PEGI: 16
Availability: All
File Size: 395MB

PSOne

Arc Arena: Monster Tournament
Compatible with PSP and PlayStation 3.
Use your save data to import monsters captured in Arc the Lad II and fight in tournament matches. Trade items, weapons, and monsters in the Arena!
Requires a 60Hz compatible display. The manual is in English. Help can be found at monkeypawgames.com.

Prices: £3.99,€4.99,AU$8.45
PEGI: 16
Availability: Not available in BE, HU, QA
File Size: 68MB

PSP

Metal Slug 2
Compatible with PSP only.
MARCO and TARMA return to the battlefront accompanied by two new recruits, FIO GERMI and ERI KASAMOTO, to thwart the new coup attempt by General Morden. Fight alone or with a buddy, on foot or aboard a tank, and deliver prisoners to freedom in this masterpiece of run-and-gun from SNK!

Prices: £5.49,€6.99,AU$11.45
PEGI: 12
Availability: All
File Size: 35MB

The King of Fighters ’96
Compatible with PSP and PlayStation Vita.
Play with your favorite characters and newcomers, such as the mysterious Leona and the legendary Geese Howard, Wolfgang Krauser and Mr. Big, in this third installment of the popular ’3-on-3′ versus fighting series from SNK! With its cast of 27 characters KOF ’96 promises fights of anthology on NEOGEO Station!

Prices: £5.49,€6.99,AU$11.45
PEGI: 16
Availability: All
File Size: 44MB

PS3 DLC

Asura’s Wrath
Lost Episode 1
Prices: £1.59,€1.99,AU$3.45
PEGI: 16
Availability: All

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Thursday 10th Release)

  • Map 7
  • Map 8

Prices: Free
PEGI: 18
Availability: All (For Elite Members)

Dead Space

  • DLC Bundle (includes all weapons and suit packs)

Prices: £7.99, €9.99, AU$15.95
PEGI: 18
Availability: All

Disgaea 4

  • Kingdom Tank (£1.59, €1.99, €3.45)
  • Makai Map (£0.79, €0.99, AU$1.75)
  • Nisa (£2.39, €2.99, AU$4.95)
  • Pram (£2.39, €2.99, AU$4.95)
  • The Flashback Episode (£3.19, €3.99, AU$6.95)

PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in DK, FI, NO, PL, SE

Dynasty Warriors 7
New Weapon Pack 7
Prices: £1.59,€1.99,AU$3.45
PEGI: 16
Availability: Not available in NZ

Dynasty Warriors 7 Xtreme Legends

  • Costume Pack 4 (£0.79, €0.99, AU$1.75)
  • Wall Papers 8 (£2.39, £2.99, AU$4.95)
  • Wall Papers 9 (£2.39, £2.99, AU$4.95)

PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in NZ

Ghost Recon Future Soldier
Ghost Recon Future Soldier – Uplay Passport
Prices: £7.99,€9.99,AU$15.95
PEGI: 18
Availability: All

Max Payne 3
Max Payne 3 DLC ‘Season Pass’
If you pre-order the Rockstar Pass before 18 May, you’ll receive the exclusive Season Pass Theme.
Prices: £19.99,€29.99,AU$39.95
PEGI: 18
Availability: All

Motorstorm RC (Vita compatible)

  • Special Buggy: Nord Ram (Free for 7 days only!)
  • Special Big Rig: Patriot Shellshock (£0.21, €0.25, AU$0.45)
  • Veteran Supermini: Monarch Vestige-R (£0.40, €0.49, AU$0.90)

PEGI: 3
Availability: All

Prototype 2
Colossal Mayhem Pack
Prices: £3.99,€4.99,AU$8.45
PEGI: 18
Availability: All

Rock Band Network

  • Gordon Freeman Saved My Life (£0.59,€0.79,AU$1.30)
  • Good Morning Tucson (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
  • Hope & Ruin (£0.59,€0.79,AU$1.30)
  • Keyhole In The Sky (£0.59,€0.79,AU$1.30)
  • King Of Everything (£0.59,€0.79,AU$1.30)
  • Nemeses (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
  • Never… Again (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
  • Rise And Shine (£0.59,€0.79,AU$1.30)
  • Rocket Dragon (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
  • Say (£0.59,€0.79,AU$1.30)
  • Scissorlips (£0.59,€0.79,AU$1.30)
  • Super Villain (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
  • Talisman (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
  • The Plot To Bomb The Panhandle (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
  • The Stache (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
  • A Bullet In The Head (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
  • Back Through Time (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
  • Cheesy Pop Song (£0.59,€0.79,AU$1.30)
  • Do Your Thing (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
  • Für Immer Verloren (£0.59,€0.79,AU$1.30)
  • Feathergun In The Garden Of The Sun (£0.59,€0.79,AU$1.30)
  • Firefight (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
  • Force Feedback (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
  • Time Bomb (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
  • Welcome To The Skalocaust (£0.59,€0.79,AU$1.30)

PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in BL, HR, CZ, GR, HN, IN, IL, KW, LU, PL, QT, RU, SA, SI, ZA, TR, UA, AE

Rock Band 3

  • Sleep Now In The Fire (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
  • Two Tickets To Paradise (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
  • Drops Of Jupiter (Tell Me) (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
  • Only One (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
  • Rage Against The Machine Pack 01 (£2.49, €3.99, AU$6.45)
    (Includes the following)

    • Killing In The Name (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
    • Bombtrack (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
    • Sleep Now In The Fire (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
  • P!Nk Pack 01 (£3.49, €5.29, AU$8.75)
    (Includes the following)

    • Funhouse (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
    • Get The Party Started (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
    • Please Don’T Leave Me (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
    • Sober (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
  • Cinderella Pack 01 (£2.49, €3.99, AU$6.45)
    (Includes the following)

    • Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone) (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
    • Shelter Me (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
    • Nobody’s Fool (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
  • Slayer Pack 01 (£2.49, €3.99, AU$6.45)
    (Includes the following)

    • Raining Blood (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
    • South Of Heaven (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
    • Seasons In The Abyss (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)

PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in BL, HR, CZ, GR, HN, IN, IL, KW, LU, PL, QT, RU, SA, SI, ZA, TR, UA, AE

Scarygirl
Additional Level 2 – Enemy Within
Prices: £1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45
PEGI: 7
Availability: All

Soul Calibur V

  • Boy’s Day Festival 1 (£1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45)
  • Cepheus Compatibility Pack 3 (Free)
  • Headgears 1 (£1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45)
  • Miscellaneous Equipment 1 (£0.79, €0.99, AU$1.75)
  • Modern Costumes 2 (£1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45)

PEGI: 16
Availability: All

Starhawk
Network Pass
Prices: £7.99, €9.99, AU$15.95
PEGI: 16
Availability: All

Two Worlds II
Defense Mode
Prices: £1.99, €2.49, AU$4.25
PEGI: 16
Availability: All

PS Vita DLC

Dynasty Warriors Next

  • ‘Diaochan’ original officer card
  • ‘Guo Huai’ original officer card
  • ‘Lu Bu’ original officer card
  • ‘Sima Shi’ original officer card
  • ‘Sima Yi’ original officer card
  • ‘Sima Zhao’ original officer card
  • ‘Wang Yuanji’ original officer card
  • ‘Xiahou Ba’ original officer card
  • ‘Zhong Hui’ original officer card
  • ‘Zhuge Dan’ original officer card
  • Original Officer Card Set (Jin) Bundle (£3.99, €4.99, AU$8.45)

Prices (Each, except where otherwise mentioned): £0.79,€0.99,AU$1.75
PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in NZ

Motorstorm RC (PS3 compatible)

  • Special Buggy: Nord Ram (Free for 7 days only!)
  • Special Big Rig: Patriot Shellshock (£0.21, €0.25, AU$0.45)
  • Veteran Supermini: Monarch Vestige-R (£0.40, €0.49, AU$0.90)

PEGI: 3
Availability: All

Ridge Racer

  • Add-On Car 07 ‘Evolver’ (£1.19, €1.49, AU$2.45)
  • Add-On Car 08 ‘Wisdom’ (£1.19, €1.49, AU$2.45)
  • Add-On Course 05 ‘Redstone Thunder Road’ (£1.99, €2.49, AU$4.25)
  • Add-On Course 06 ‘Silver Mountain Skyway’ (£1.99, €2.49, AU$4.25)

PEGI: 3
Availability: All

Reality Fighters

  • Ghostbusters Pack (£2.39,€2.99,AU$4.95)
  • Weapons Pack (Free)

PEGI: 12
Availability: All

Shinobido 2
Additional Missions
Price: £2.39, €2.99, AU$4.95
PEGI: 16
Availability: All

Avatars

Studio Avatars
The Studio – Craig & Karl Avatar Bundle (£0.99, €1.19, AU$1.95)

  • Craig & Karl Avatar 1
  • Craig & Karl Avatar 2
  • Craig & Karl Avatar 3
  • Craig & Karl Avatar 4
  • Craig & Karl Avatar 5
  • Craig & Karl Avatar 6

Prices (each): £0.21,€0.25,AU$0.45
Availability: All

Themes

DYNAMIC THEMES

MILITARY

  • Dynamic 249 SAW Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)
  • Marines: The Few. The Proud. (£1.99/€2.49/$4.25)
  • Dynamic Sniper Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)

NATURE

  • Dynamic Gulfoss Waterfall Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)

PLACES/LANDMARKS

  • Dynamic NewYork City and Hudson River Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)

SCI-FI/FANTASY

  • Dynamic Grunge Blood Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)

Videos

Access Episode 033 (GB Only)

Darksiders 2

  • Behind The Mask: “Death Rises’
  • Behind The Mask: “Death’S World”
  • Death Eternal
  • Death Strikes: Part I

Availability: Not available in DE

The Walking Dead (Trial)

  • Debut Trailer
  • Playing Dead: Episode 1
  • Playing Dead: Episode 2
  • Playing Dead: Episode 3
  • The Walking Dead – Teaser Trailer

Availability: Not available in AS, DE, NZ

Awesomenauts

  • Meet The Awesomenauts Trailer

Resident Evil 6

  • RESIDENT EVIL 6 2ND TRAILER (Not available in DK, FI, DE, NO, PL, SW)

Special Offers

PS3

  • Final Fight: Double Impact (£3.99, €4.99)
  • Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix (£6.49, €7.99)
  • PixelJunk Monsters (£1.99, €2.49) (€0.99 for Plus members)
  • PixelJunk Eden (£3.19, €3.99) (€0.99 for Plus members)
  • PixelJunk Shooter (£3.19, €3.99) (€0.99 for Plus members)
  • PixelJunk Shooter 2 (£3.19, €3.99)
  • PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap (£3.19, €3.99) (€0.99 for Plus members)
  • PixelJunk Side Scroller (£3.19, €3.99)

PSP

  • Impossible Mission (£2.39, €2.99)

PS2

  • A train 6 (£6.49, €7.99)
  • Pacific Warriors 2: Dogfight (£3.19, €3.99)
  • Steel Dragon EX (£3.19, €3.99)
  • Ultimate Mind Games (£3.19, €3.99)
  • Mr Golf (£3.19, €3.99)
  • Hawk Superbike Racing (£3.19, €3.99)
  • Golden Age Of Racing (£3.19, €3.99)
  • Cue Academy (£3.19, €3.99)
  • Road Trip Adventure (£3.19, €3.99)
  • Seek & Destroy (£3.19, €3.99)
  • Cel Damage Overdrive (£3.19, €3.99)
  • MX World Tour (£3.19, €3.99)
  • Gungrave Overdose (£3.19, €3.99)
  • Arcade Classics (£3.19, €3.99)
  • Chicken Little (£3.99, €4.99)
  • Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe (£3.99, €4.99)
  • Kim Possible: What’s The Switch (£3.99, €4.99)

PSOne

  • Sports Superbike 2 (£1.49, €1.75)
  • All Star Boxing (£2.99, €3.59)
  • Constructor (£1.59, €1.99)
  • Guilty Gear (£1.59, €1.99)
  • Disney’s Action Game Feat. Hercules (£1.99, €2.49)
  • Disney’s Atlantis : The Lost Empire (£1.99, €2.49)
  • Disney Pixar Toy Story 2 (£1.99, €2.49)
  • Disney Pixar Toy Story Racer (£1.99, €2.49)
  • Lilo & Stitch : Trouble in Paradise (£1.99, €2.49)
  • Monsters Inc : Scare Island (£1.99, €2.49)
  • Peter Pan : Adventures In Never Land (£1.19, €1.49)
  • Party Time with Winnie the Pooh (£1.19, €1.49)
  • The Little Mermaid II (£1.19, €1.49)
  • A Bug’s Life (£1.19, €1.49)

minis

  • Impossible Mission (£1.99, €2.49)

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CorpDwayneHicks 9 May, 2012 @ 1:04 pm   1

Ask Capcom for Resident Evil: Dead Aim HD! Also Night Trap HD from Sega!

 
Bad_Odds 9 May, 2012 @ 1:04 pm   2

Damn – some great PSone and PS2 games, but still no Pinball Arcade or Doctor Who: Eternity Clock, the two games I have funded my PSN account to buy! Any news on the release date for either of these titles? Or, and any news on more PSP games being made compatible for Vita? In particular Motorstorm: Arctic Edge and Killzone: Liberation?

Danlisa 9 May, 2012 @ 1:04 pm   3

Not as generous as the US with the Uncharted 2 DLC then? That does surprise me!

flashfumoLIVE 9 May, 2012 @ 1:05 pm   4

This is a pretty weak update. Guess I’ll get some Disgaea DLC.

rayquaza2982 9 May, 2012 @ 1:05 pm   5

Hi there Jawad, do you have any news on when Doctor Who the Eternity Clock will be available. And also any news on Spyro as a psone classic? Thank you. :)

    Jawad Ashraf 9 May, 2012 @ 2:43 pm    

    Nothing yet on Dr.Who or Spyro (I’m still pushing this one!)

 
axeldc 9 May, 2012 @ 1:06 pm   6

Wow, Datura is very cheap!

 
crusher915 9 May, 2012 @ 1:06 pm   7

the US blog made the Uncharted 2 Dlc’s free will it also become free to the EU???

 
mockerby 9 May, 2012 @ 1:06 pm   8

When is the next walking dead episode out? love that game. Might pick up dakatara but holding out for sonic next week

Azard300 9 May, 2012 @ 1:06 pm   9

Hey bro,

Could you ask Capcom if their planning to release avatars for Yun,Yang,Oni & Evil Ryu from Super Street Fighter 4:Arcade Edition & if we are ever going get those Street Fighter 8-Bit avatars that USA got.

Thanks.

Azard

 
sejefyr 9 May, 2012 @ 1:06 pm   10

Why is there no discount on Dragon Age II DLC?

Want to have them all, but dont want to spend so much money on it, it cost more, than I gave for the normal game.

 
GulfWarVet 9 May, 2012 @ 1:06 pm   11

where is the Vita games. DLC still the only update?? Not helping yourselves Sony if you can’t get new games out.

 
Fuzzbap 9 May, 2012 @ 1:07 pm   12

Good to see the Rock Band DLC return in force! I’ll be grabbing the RATM tracks when I get home.

Is there a trial version of Datura?

 

The line demo is pretty good.

 
ZhePrime 9 May, 2012 @ 1:07 pm   14

I can only recommend Binary Domain. It’s is one of the best third person shooters I’ve played this gen (and I’ve played most of them, including Gears, Uncharted and so on) in terms of gameplay.
Be sure to pick it up when you have the extra cash.

 
JAY81UK 9 May, 2012 @ 1:08 pm   15

Playstation, are we ever going to see` PS2 classics such as Silent Hill 4 The Room, Grand Theft Auto 3, Enter The Matrix, 24 The Game. Proper PS titles.

    Jawad Ashraf 9 May, 2012 @ 2:49 pm    

    I can’t say for any of those games but yes, other games will be come. Will they be the more popular selection? If we can secure it, then sure.

 
Connor_mufc_1985 9 May, 2012 @ 1:09 pm   16

@Danlisa couldn’t agree more m8 , CVG asked Sony if us europeans will get the free Uncharted 2 dlc but they haven’t replied yet.

 
sephiroth180 9 May, 2012 @ 1:09 pm   17

£20 for Binary Domain, plus 15%… Now I’m considering to buy it. The demo was pretty good.

 
mockerby 9 May, 2012 @ 1:09 pm   18

Hey jawad. Do you know when the 2nd walling dead episode is out? Got my season pass and played episode 1 to death. Decent update. Might pick up binary domain and daktara. Holding out for sonic next week though

    Jawad Ashraf 9 May, 2012 @ 2:49 pm    

    It should be by June time (or end of this month). It’s been planned for a monthly release.

MaikelSteneker 9 May, 2012 @ 1:09 pm   19

It’s a bit disappointing to see you making those Pixeljunk games much more expensive for non-Plus members. It seems a bit unfair to have European gamers pay so much more for the same games. At a dollar a piece, I would have certainly given these games a try. At 4 euros a piece, I don’t think I’ll try them out.

    Jawad Ashraf 9 May, 2012 @ 5:29 pm    

    Unfortunately the pricing is something we have to make do with. It was a difficult decision and we only hoped to have done exactly the same sort of offer.

Danlisa 9 May, 2012 @ 1:09 pm   20

Also, all the Pixel Junk titles were priced at $1 for EVERYONE in the US. How does $1 convert to £3.19?

It goes from bad to worse around here.

 
randellaUK 9 May, 2012 @ 1:09 pm   21

What’s happening with the vita it seems like its a machine that gets a look in once a month after buying two on day one I feeling a little short changed where is the software???

Are we down for any releases this Friday supremacy MMA is down for release but seems digital games rather coming late or just don’t come at all?

Hoping there is some change coming because paying top retail pricing to release hardly anything will certainly tarnish hopes of people investing I’ve brought very vita game to date but like anything if there is a draught what do you do have to relocate.

 
Odion13 9 May, 2012 @ 1:10 pm   22

Any chance of Dino Crisis 2 coming to the EU store?

 
Catkiller1 9 May, 2012 @ 1:10 pm   23

Binary Domain is a fair price for once!

I think you may want to check the file size for Just Cause, missing an extra digit surely? ;)

Where’s the PixelJunk Sale then?

I hope tomorrows Hitman announcement is for the HD Collection!

 
Connor_mufc_1985 9 May, 2012 @ 1:10 pm   24

@Kap the line demo rocks .. I played it already

 
crusher915 9 May, 2012 @ 1:10 pm   25

oh and also I think you forgot one l in Gul[l]foss :P

SamTheSkater 9 May, 2012 @ 1:10 pm   26

Definitely getting Datura!

 
Wraxend 9 May, 2012 @ 1:10 pm   27

Hey Jawad is there any chance of you guys getting Dustforce onto PSN? It’s developed by Hitbox Team. It’s like a cross between N+ and SuperMeatBoy. Also includes an amazing soundtrack.

BuddhaBlue 9 May, 2012 @ 1:11 pm   28

Hey Jawad

Any news on Syphon Filter 2 eventually making it to the PS Store?

Azard300 9 May, 2012 @ 1:12 pm   29

For those asking about the Walking Dead episodes they will come out each month.

ScootaKuH 9 May, 2012 @ 1:12 pm   30

No love for Vita again apart from some DLC? For shame :-(

 
theshortbaker 9 May, 2012 @ 1:12 pm   31

Where is the additional spec ops DLC for resident evil op Racoon city? Is this planned to be released, caught up in QA testing etc
I think I saw the is get it last week and all we got was the weapons pack :-(

HoTkNiFe 9 May, 2012 @ 1:12 pm   32

Oh, the joy of Rock Band DLC returning!! Im getting it all, just to celebrate ;)

 
Catkiller1 9 May, 2012 @ 1:13 pm   33

@ Danlisa

Not all Pixeljunk titles are $1. PixelJunk Shooter 2, Sidescroller & Pixeljunk Monsters Deluxe are 50% $4.99

 
voddy0518 9 May, 2012 @ 1:13 pm   34

Hi Jawad is there any news on access coming to ps vita, noticed america is getting PULSE on vita

 
pb-live 9 May, 2012 @ 1:13 pm   35

You know what I’m going to say already, don’t you?

Burnout Legends and Pixeljunk Monsters compatibility for Vita!!! Pleeeeeease.

Otherwise, a good update and I’ll be grabbing a few of those games with the PSN+ discount today.

ChemicalBacon90 9 May, 2012 @ 1:14 pm   36

Seems a bit unfair that you’ve decided to make the PixelJunk games part of the PS+ package, when in the US, all users can get the majority of those games for $1 a piece – not just PS+.

 
Catkiller1 9 May, 2012 @ 1:15 pm   37

My bad, didn’t read the entire post with regards to Pixeljunk sale (Slaps forehead) *DOH*!

Erendel 9 May, 2012 @ 1:15 pm   38

Hi Jawad

When RE4 HD was announced in Europe,Sony promised free avatars for those of us who bought the game. Some weeks ago those avatars finally appeared in the store and aren´t free for those of us that bought RE4 HD.Are we ever going to get them for free or even we who bought the game,have to pay for them?

Also do you think it’s possible to get the Deus Ex: Human Revolution dynamic theme that SCEA has? Enjoyed the game a lot so would really like to have that theme avaiable for purchase.

 
dSkuld 9 May, 2012 @ 1:16 pm   39

Hi Jawad,

Shouldn’t ‘The Walking Dead (Trail)’ also be listed at not Available in Australia?

 
RikaruUK 9 May, 2012 @ 1:17 pm   40

Good afternoon Jawad…

If i purchase Pixel Junk Monsters during this sale.. will this be the version i can move onto my Vita on May 15?

good update

snap02-12 9 May, 2012 @ 1:18 pm   41

Five and a half years and Sony still hasn’t figured out how to have the same offerings across all western regions? How long is it gonna take you to figure out how to do it? It’s the same picture every single week and most of the complaints would be gone if you just started doing a better job at getting content over. It’s not the Publishers, Microsoft has to work with the same pubs and they’re doing a perfect job at getting *all* content to *all* western regions at the same time (you don’t have to have the paid service for that, it’s free).

It’s getting hard to support you guys on the digital front. It might be a complicated process but the problem has been known for more than five years and there have been absolutely no improvements at all.

 
almighty-slayer 9 May, 2012 @ 1:18 pm   42

US had a much better PixelJunk sale. Nice work SCEE :P

Just Datura for me this week then

Cyberendpunk 9 May, 2012 @ 1:18 pm   43

No Parappa No Ape Escape No Legend of Dragoon….

Fine, I’ll continue waiting long after NA gamers are enjoying such titles.

 
RoninDennis 9 May, 2012 @ 1:18 pm   44

@23
Sadly, this is the Pixeljunk sale. Have to go over to the US store.

Jucksalbe 9 May, 2012 @ 1:19 pm   45

Seems like a decent enough update. Sadly, nothing for me in there.

Any news on the European release date for Pinball Arcade?

 
adge_uk 9 May, 2012 @ 1:20 pm   46

I’m going to eat a whole box of Sugar Puffs and then play Datura.

 
GothPunk 9 May, 2012 @ 1:20 pm   47

Hi Jawad,

How long will the sale on the Pixeljunk games last?

 
CoolRichy008UK 9 May, 2012 @ 1:21 pm   48

ye datura for me as well (slaps catkiller1 brain back in place lol) never slap urself lol

jayottsel 9 May, 2012 @ 1:22 pm   49

Is PSN getting the Ridge Racer Unbounded dlc packs? They have been on XBOX for nearly 2 weeks now!

All_Gen_Gamer 9 May, 2012 @ 1:22 pm   50

Awesome, more Arc The Lad. Is there any word on

The Legend of Dragoon
Alundra

 
mxk1000 9 May, 2012 @ 1:24 pm   51

Glad to see the Pixel Junk sale on. pity its not the same pricing as the US.
however i do have PS+. is the price £0.99 also or £0.69 for plus members as it is showing as (€0.99 for Plus members)

Cheers

 
SuGaR_rAy_RiDeR 9 May, 2012 @ 1:25 pm   52

Hi Jawad,

Just wanted to say thanks for getting the Dead Space 1 bundle together at a reduced price like you did for dead space 2 :-) was waiting for this to happen. Will defo purchse this later on today!!!!! YOU DA MAN!!!!

 
vickaz91 9 May, 2012 @ 1:25 pm   53

updates not too shabby shame i wont be getting much this week as STARHAWKS coming this friday =] any news on ps1 classic spyro i cant tell you how happy i would be to see that game finaly on the eu store would make my day lol sad i know but still hahaha

 
Opt1mus76 9 May, 2012 @ 1:26 pm   54

And still we wait for Sony to send out Renegade Ops codes :(
I know Mike Kebby suggested contacting Sega but don’t see why if Sega can sort it why can’t Sony who handled the promotion. Bizarre to say the least.
Anyways, Datura, MS:RC dlc and maybe pick up couple Pixeljunk games I’ve overlooked previously this week.
Is it possible we will ever see the GT5 Stealth cars on store or the old GT games on store as PSOne/PS2 Classics? I’m assuming its a license issue with the soundtracks seeings as Sony already have the manufacturer licenses for GT5

MrSmadSmartAlex 9 May, 2012 @ 1:26 pm   55

Just posting my weekly Legend of Dragoon request. Can you tell us what the problem is? It’s a 1st party game that already got a European release.

Nice prices on the PS1 and PS2 Classics sale. The Pixeljunk games… not so much.

 
aimeraya 9 May, 2012 @ 1:26 pm   56

Always disppointing~

 
left4bread3 9 May, 2012 @ 1:27 pm   57

When can we expect decent ps2 titles here are a few examples silent hill 4, silent hill origins, silent shattered memories, fatal frame, fahrenheit.

 
KlotX 9 May, 2012 @ 1:27 pm   58

Hi Jawad,

That’s totally unfair. That’s the second time US gets Uncharted 2 DLC for free, once PS+ members had that offer, and now it’s free for all US users. We (European) were not presented with either offer. that’s not fair.. Please, pull your strings and try as much as you can to get these DLCs for us as well.

I’m sure you’ll do it :)

Thanks

 
robk22 9 May, 2012 @ 1:28 pm   59

Just downloaded the official ps app for android and found out about metal slug and motorstorm rc. Thanks!

xBlackBeard 9 May, 2012 @ 1:29 pm   60

When will spyro 1,2,3 and croc and kingsley be released in the psn store? the waiting is killing lots of people =(

 
djmarco85 9 May, 2012 @ 1:31 pm   61

I have heard that US players are going to get Uncharted 2 DLCs for free, is there a chance that will happen for us EU players too?

Beside that, is there any chance we can get a discount on LBP DLCs? They cost 6€ each (MGS & PotC) and it’s been a long time since they’ve been released…

Light-and-magic 9 May, 2012 @ 1:31 pm   62

How comes America got the PixelJunk games for $1 each and we’re getting them for £3.19?

 
carlosdfn 9 May, 2012 @ 1:34 pm   63

The difference between the US and European pixeljunk sales is downright insulting.

 
OttoT 9 May, 2012 @ 1:35 pm   64

$<€!!! Get your act toghether Sony!!!

No free Uncharted 2 DLC? Fail!!!

When Video Unlimited for Netherlands (I heard end 2012)?

So there will be a new PS+ abo, explain!

twinkle123 9 May, 2012 @ 1:35 pm   65

Snap 02-12

Agree with you completely,shopping on SCEE is a very 2nd class service compared to the U.S and Japanese stores.

 
modzerowo40i 9 May, 2012 @ 1:36 pm   66

Koko, Koko kij wam w oko.

 
Izorpo 9 May, 2012 @ 1:36 pm   67

geez someone actually wants Night Trap? It could never be HD up as it was shot in SD – the game was originally developed for tech that never came out – the only reason Sega put it out as the Hasbro NEMO system was canned – otherwise it was a really crap game – if you need to see Dana Plato that badly may I recommend Different Strokes : the story of Jack and Jill…and Jill

Datura for me – as I like my psychoactive hallucinogens to be deadly

 
MafiaCub 9 May, 2012 @ 1:37 pm   68

This is a bit silly really. So in the American store, the Pixel junk games are reduced to $1 FOR EVERYONE, and in the case of Eden, Monsters and Second lap, you get all 3 for $2, again FOR EVERYONE

The sale comes to England, and you’re charging over £3 for them? and PS+ members get them for slightly shy of £1.

Surely everyone should be getting them at 99p? and PS+ for 79p or something at least close to the US offer? This is ridiculously poor that everytime sales transfer from the US store, we get shafted and you don’t bother to actually convert the prices. You charge us the same price (with a £ sign instead of $) or in this case, keep it raised high above. It’s been stated that you want to get all the store on level terms with each other before. Great. So stop screwing over Europe and charging us more than the other regions.

 
kasasensei 9 May, 2012 @ 1:39 pm   69

PixelJunk huge Sale (0.99) is only for Plus members in Europe? that’s a shame…
Another greedy move from SCEE. Not surprised.

The_Soviet_Star 9 May, 2012 @ 1:41 pm   70

What an utter disappointing update :( where are the promised huge batch of Capcom avatars? eh Jawad ? you people promise alot but don’t seem to deliver. John Bergman avatars ? you’re joking those avatars are crap im disappointed i was waiting for loads of Capcom avatars……..

    Jawad Ashraf 9 May, 2012 @ 4:00 pm    

    I never promised they’d be here tomorrow, or next week. There are some due. When is a different matter but they are coming.

 
AndyBeans 9 May, 2012 @ 1:45 pm   71

Before you make the mistake of buying the Dead Space “Super” Bundle for £23.99… go buy the boxed version of the game from Play.com for £10 and then buy the DLC bundle for £7.99. £17.99 is better than £23.99!

 
finn1 9 May, 2012 @ 1:46 pm   72

Very happy that we have Shinobido DLC. And more Dynasty Warriors, of course. Thanks!

 
Huono_peleis 9 May, 2012 @ 1:47 pm   73

Where is “Velocity”?

a) It’s UK exclusive and we misinformed you. Sorry. Will happen again.
b) It’s coming __.__.____ . We misinformed you. Sorry. Will happen again.
c) We are ignoring you again. Trololololololo-lol-lo-lol-lo-loo!

FurryFreak 9 May, 2012 @ 1:48 pm   74

Hi Jawad,

I’ve mentioned this before but nothing seems to have been done about it yet. Locoroco 2 is in the Essentials range on UMD but not as a download on the store, and is still priced at £14.99 last time I checked. When will this be amended?

The reason I ask is because I own the UMD but would really like it as a download, and I’m not prepared to spend over £10 for something I’ve already bought once. I’m surprised it’s taking so long for this to get changed, especially as it’s been an Essential title for so long now.

Aside from this gripe, I am really pleased to see PJ Sidescroller on sale. I love both PJ Shooter 1 and 2, and while I enjoyed the Sidescroller demo I’m afraid that I didn’t want to get it a full price, so at least I can finally play the full game now!

    Jawad Ashraf 9 May, 2012 @ 4:10 pm    

    I’ll let Andy know and hopefully something will come of it.

 
Carnivius_Prime 9 May, 2012 @ 1:51 pm   75

“part PlayStation Move adventure, part interactive art concept” – The first part of that had me curious but ‘interactive art concept’ really just put me off.

Still waiting for Doctor Who. Money’s been sat in my PSN account for a while since I traded in stuff to GAME to clear my flat and then spent it all on PSN vouchers cos there’s nothing in GAME I wanted (and also it’s hard to know if they’ll even be around when something actually comes out that I’d want).

Even the special offers don’t appeal to me. Final Fight is still fun after all these years but I’ve already got it. SSFIITHDRemix is a travesty and overpriced even there and I simply do not care for any of the Pixeljunk games. I wish they were more pixelly and less junky.

The_Soviet_Star 9 May, 2012 @ 1:51 pm   76

also the Vita i fear it’s going to end like PSP GO there’s rarerly a Vita game around & yesterday the US got free uncharted 2 dlc & pixeljunk anniversary sale games for $1 why is europe treated like third class citizens? about a week ago i read in CVG that the PS3 sells more in europe , XBOX360 sells more in the US & the 3DS sells more in japan. how come europe is being treated like this in terms of content when it’s clearly we are the ones keeping PS3 going strong huh?

 
Skookie30 9 May, 2012 @ 1:51 pm   77

@ The_Soviet_Star where you from you not with SCEE when did you get that avatar from? because EU hasn’t got it.

RichZtar 9 May, 2012 @ 1:51 pm   78

Don’t buy the pixel games from the EU Psn store. Just create a US account and get a Plastation network card.
Btw, adding two psp games to the vita compatibility list in two weeks isn’t progressive.

And, If Sony bothered to put up a schedule or an announcement of 5-10 psp games every month, one problem in their backlog of promised features would be resolved for the meantime.

 
adumr82 9 May, 2012 @ 1:52 pm   79

@klotX I believe plus users did get the uncharted stuff but it was on an irregular day, unpromoted and for a short space of time. because SCEE are that good to us

 
TheCursedMonkey 9 May, 2012 @ 1:52 pm   80

I’m not gonna start moaning about the PixelJunk sale even if I do feel a little bit cheated. But I check the update every week and people are always comparing the European update to the American update and there are always complaints. Sometimes I feel the blog could help themselves by explaining why certain things happen like the PixelJunk sale being different and the Uncharted DLC not appearing. If you explain the reasons maybe people wouldn’t complain so much.

Azard300 9 May, 2012 @ 1:54 pm   81

@ The_Soviet_Star you from Hong Kong?

All_Gen_Gamer 9 May, 2012 @ 1:55 pm   82

The thing that [DELETE] me off the most is that we wait a whole week and expect some good PS one and PS2 Classics and we get 1 Import and Just Cause only. Now we have to wait another week and for what. We need information on what the hell is comning up and we need release dates. There are so many awesome PS2 Classics and we get 1 only which i’m not interested in and i’m sure alot of others arn’t either. Arc the Lad is good at least, i’m a huge JRPG fanatic but seriously we could have gotten a couple more games because waiting a week for 1 PS one Classic and 1 PS2 Classic is kind of dumb.

 
Carnivius_Prime 9 May, 2012 @ 1:55 pm   83

Last week’s Plus Update was great by the way. Had a couple games already but Awesomenauts was decent as were some of the older games. Found myself oddly enjoying that Mahjong. No idea why. Nice relaxing game though. Same reason I bought Pure Chess I suppose.

DiekStiekem 9 May, 2012 @ 1:55 pm   84

Any update on those Resident Evil 5 and Asura’s Wrath avatars? (I’ve already given up on the Marvel vs Capcom 3 avatars since those were released over a year ago on the US store…)

Has Capcom already submitted them? Or are they floating in Sony approval limbo?

It’s Asura’s Wrath DLC for me this week.

BigPaja 9 May, 2012 @ 1:56 pm   85

Hello Jawad! I have one thing that is bothering me.

The Lack of Previews

We’re not on XBL, so we’re kinda grudgingly used to the fact that not every game has a trial version. But if there is a possibility of a trial version, there should be one. If not, then at least a trailer or a collection of screenshots. That should be the case with DLC, too. So why are there numerous games and pieces of DLC with no preview at all? Other content is the same case. There are dynamic and normal themes and wallpapers with a price tag but without previews. Again, why? Does Sony let the publishers decide whether or not to add previews? If that is the case, then I am appalled! That should be changed immediately!

Leeli67 9 May, 2012 @ 2:03 pm   86

Wow . I was gonna buy all the Pixel Junk stuff because I thought it would be £1 a pop (worse way) but 3.19 wat a joke …….No thanks

 
KlotX 9 May, 2012 @ 2:04 pm   87

@adumr82, you’re right, I have those DLCs, but as you stated it was unannounced, I have a friend telling me to go to the store and download it, it was made available on a friday evening, and was pulled out on sunday, not a single post was given that day :)

SCEE didn’t say anything about it, so it became unnoticed by the vast majority of Plus members.

Even though, and you agree with me, it is not fair !

 
EternalChaos72 9 May, 2012 @ 2:05 pm   88

total garbabge!! jesus capcom hurry up with the avatars!!

D-DAY-DANNY-MAN 9 May, 2012 @ 2:07 pm   89

The UK store not updated yet

steve_shin 9 May, 2012 @ 2:07 pm   90

I can’t understand why we have to pay £3.19 for the Pixeljunk series here in the UK when the US have them on offer for $1.
Is this SCEE being greedy or was it decided by Q-Games???

goggio 9 May, 2012 @ 2:08 pm   91

SCEE :(

 
Ninestein 9 May, 2012 @ 2:09 pm   92

Hi Jarad,

Is it correct that Metal Slug 2 is not Vita compatible?

That’s strange because the first Metal Slug is, and I’m pretty sure it is Vita compatible in the US.

    Jawad Ashraf 9 May, 2012 @ 4:34 pm    

    I’ll look into this. This is the case as far as I can tell though.

 
dirtyCAT79 9 May, 2012 @ 2:10 pm   93

A few of the awesome titles released on ipad today alone:

NOVA 3
LostWinds2
Gratuitous Space Battles

COUNT OF IOS APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS THIS MONTH:
This Month (Games): 905 ( 129 / day )
This Month (Non-Games): 4,809 ( 687 / day )
This Month (Total): 5,714 ( 816 / day )

I mean seriously SONY. Get a grip on your business model.
We purchased the VITA thinking you would do what it takes to make something of it.

Where are the incentives for new developers? Where are the game announcements? Where are the game releases.

You are – as always – pathetically showing your age in an industry that you should be dominating.

You had a chance here to take back the handheld market. You aren’t giving anyone confidence so far. How do you expect to ship any more units when there is literally nothing to play on it.

I have played more PSP titles on my VITA than dedicated VITA games. You are an embarrassment to yourselves and your customers.

 
Unicronic 9 May, 2012 @ 2:11 pm   94

Wow just saw the PixelJunk prices. Insanity strikes again.

Which retard decided on that pricing? It’s an insult to customer loyalty that there would be such disparity in pricing on PlayStation only titles between USA and EU.

There is no excuse for this. But it’s not as if the people here with legitimate complaints ever get appeased. After all we don’t pay the bills here….oh wait.

AaronSOLDIER 9 May, 2012 @ 2:14 pm   95

Uncharted 2 DLC Free?

RichZtar 9 May, 2012 @ 2:17 pm   96

Hey Ninestein,

You’re right, Metal slug 2 on psp is compatible with the Ps Vita in the US.
It must’ve been really difficult to make that game vita-compatible for the UK…. NOT!

 
windsorblue01 9 May, 2012 @ 2:18 pm   97

@KlotX
why are you complaining if you allready have them is it because you like nto complain i understand the people who dont have them but for someone who got them last time its a bit sad

 
NiroseDK 9 May, 2012 @ 2:19 pm   98

Any news on Star Wars Battlefront Renegade Squadron updated for the PS Vita

BigPaja 9 May, 2012 @ 2:26 pm   99

Also, what is that Warhawk PSOne Classic in the “downloads – more images” section on the right of this blog? Warhawk wasn’t released in Europe as a PSOne Classics yet, has it?

    Jawad Ashraf 9 May, 2012 @ 4:22 pm    

    Warhawk is an exclusive for those who redeem their Starhawk online pass.

 
KlotX 9 May, 2012 @ 2:26 pm   100

@windsorblue01
It doesn’t matter if I have them or not, it’s simply not playing fair for the european users and that’s what I’m pointing out.

I’m not complaining, I’m just stating a fact and reinforcing that US and EU members get way different treatment by the same (mother) company and the same gaming platform.
I’m sure that the more voices bringing these facts up to the surface the more feedback and power we and EU PSN team have to make a change.

I’m not trying to be the one here complaining, I’m trying to be plus one. One rarely makes a difference.

I hope this clarifies my position.

 
Catkiller1 9 May, 2012 @ 2:27 pm   101

@ Cyberendpunk

NA don’t have Ape Escape & Parappa The Rappa!

pcywye2 9 May, 2012 @ 2:27 pm   102

Not impressed with the fast one that has been pulled with the PixelJunk sale. This is in relation to the US where most of the older titles are $1 each for all yet in europe you have made those prices only available to Plus subscribers.

As a result instead of me intending to buy several games I will be getting none.

Sizzon 9 May, 2012 @ 2:28 pm   103

Hello Jawad, I have a question, what about Warhawk (PSone) is it coming to the store as a PSone classic, even for those who doesn’t purchase Starhawk? :)

    Jawad Ashraf 9 May, 2012 @ 4:35 pm    

    It’s exclusive to those who redeem their Starhawk online pass only.

 
supersmith2500 9 May, 2012 @ 2:31 pm   104

A another PS2 game from THQ. Weak!

Can’t any another game company like Capcom, Konami, EA, SEGA, NamcoBandai and even SCE themselves add their games as well. I mean it’s not that hard and the two companies that add PS2 games on there are THQ and that crappy game company Midas. You know Jawad, PS2 collection is already a joke anyways. I know it’s not your fault Jawad but who wants to buy a crappy Midas game from PSN when you can get better PS2 games everywhere for a cheap price?

 
lardteamaker 9 May, 2012 @ 2:32 pm   105

i’d have picked up the pixeljunk games for a pound if they were that price. Doing the conversion we’re paying $4.13 more than our U.S. gamers. Shame that.

 
modzerowo40i 9 May, 2012 @ 2:33 pm   106

Where’s replies?

 
Carl-G 9 May, 2012 @ 2:34 pm   107

I want more ‘real’ PS2 classics on PSN like SSX 1, TimeSplitters 2, KillZone 1, GT3, GTA3, The Getaway etc etc? ? ? :(

 
Catkiller1 9 May, 2012 @ 2:38 pm   108

@ Opt1mus76

When I return home from work i’ll send you the contact details for Mike Kebby & he’ll send you a voucher to redeem, which also includes Coldstrike, as an apology!

 
Catkiller1 9 May, 2012 @ 2:39 pm   109

@ BigPaja

Read the Starhawk post & all will become clear!

 
k1ll1ng5pr33-NL 9 May, 2012 @ 2:40 pm   110

So why does the US get the Pixeljunk games for 0.99 DOLLAR and we get them for 0.99 EURO? Not to mention, only if you’re a PS+ Sub..

ferenzzz1971 9 May, 2012 @ 2:41 pm   111

I WANT GAUNTLET I and GAUNTLET II BACK IN STORE!!!! :(

 
EternalChaos72 9 May, 2012 @ 2:42 pm   112

jawad please tell me u have some sort of update for these capcom avatars?! this is startin to irritate me!

 
Boomalla 9 May, 2012 @ 2:43 pm   113

Disappointed that EU pixeljunk prices are far higher than they are in US. Anyone official care to explain why we must pay much higher prices outside of usa.

DarkRedError 9 May, 2012 @ 2:46 pm   114

I’d just like to say a big thank you to EA Games (If that’s whose responsible for this) for putting up a Dead Space DLC bundle, i’ve wanted to get all the DLC for a while but it was a bit too expensive separately. Same goes for all the other DLC bundles (Dante’s Inferno, Dead Space 2, Burnout Paradise, Need For Speed). It’s brilliant that I can just buy it all in one go if I want to without having to see which DLC contains bits of other DLC that I could get separately etc…
I know DLC like this is a bit controversial (no trophies, just weapon skins etc…) but I like it so for me this makes things easier and cheaper so thanks again.
P.S. I can’t wait to play Datura & i’m loving the PixelJunk sale! Couldn’t care less if the US are getting them cheaper or whatever, all I know is i’ll be getting them cheaper than what I would’ve paid for them and I was about to buy them all anyway.

 
Private-Lu 9 May, 2012 @ 2:46 pm   115

Will Starhawk be getting a PSN release, then I’ll buy. I’m not getting the retail release.

Seiten-Taisen 9 May, 2012 @ 2:47 pm   116

What a joke SCEE has managed to turn this Pixel Junk sale into… Feel sorry for the Pixel Junk guys, hopefully none of this negativity is directed at those guys.

 
Bealinator 9 May, 2012 @ 2:50 pm   117

Hello Jawad,

Is it likely that Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock will be released on the store on Friday to coincide with the retail release? I’ll get it in-store if it is the same price, have a lot of GAME credit to use up.

playahater94 9 May, 2012 @ 2:52 pm   118

Road Trip Adventure for 3.99? That is a great little game.

 
MadMackemUK 9 May, 2012 @ 2:56 pm   119

Any offers coming soon for psn plus subs? mine is up end of the month but wanted to see if any deals were on there way.

    Jawad Ashraf 9 May, 2012 @ 4:58 pm    

    Ross has a PS Plus blog post up going through this month’s content. He’ll have another one up for next month at the tail end of the month.

 
bravo9zero 9 May, 2012 @ 2:57 pm   120

Devastated the Pixel Junk sale is ONLY for PS+ members!! :(
Not a nice way to treat your customers SCEE..

It’s free for everyone in the US.

Shou_Kobayashi 9 May, 2012 @ 3:00 pm   121

Where is the Batman: AA DLC, it was announced to go online on 29th (yep PSN Sunday) April…

 
mike20036 9 May, 2012 @ 3:06 pm   122

Nothing much for me today to be honest.

D-DAY-DANNY-MAN 9 May, 2012 @ 3:06 pm   123

What time will the store update?

 
Basket21 9 May, 2012 @ 3:14 pm   124

Kinda cool how he keeps ignoring the people who ask about pricing differences between US / EU and just answer things we all know.

Like walking dead being a montly thing .. that was told when it came out etc

Ah well

 
Bgjknpqswvyu 9 May, 2012 @ 3:19 pm   125

Hi Jawad, last week as PS Plus member I was looking forward to playing Max Payne. Sadly once the game was booting up my screen turned to black & white which normally happens with imported games cos I don’t have an HD ready tv. Is there any advice you can give me and will I have the same trouble with other PS2 games cos I was interested in getting the two Maximo games?

 
V1N666 9 May, 2012 @ 3:19 pm   126

Hmmm, it seems like forever that I’ve been waiting for Pinball Arcade to come out here.
What’s the delay? Is there a release date?

Week after week goes by, but still no sign of it.

 
Catkiller1 9 May, 2012 @ 3:21 pm   127

TO ALL WITH REGARDS TO STARHAWK PSN RELEASE:

http://goo.gl/TJVDD

That should clear things up! ;)

 
dgnfly 9 May, 2012 @ 3:24 pm   128

@jawad

what’s up with those NIS avatars for netherlands we weren’t even on the list as not available and yet we still don’t have them!!!
how many times does a person have 2 ask the same question at this blog. before he get’s a honest awnser.

 
Tonxey 9 May, 2012 @ 3:25 pm   129

Where’s the Flow soundtrack? The US store had it last week. Could someone (without wishing to victimise Jawad here) please tell me what possible excuse there can be for the delay?

I know it’s available on iTunes, but I don’t want to purchase from them. And do you really want to lose a cut of your profits to Apple of all people? Come on.

 
Catkiller1 9 May, 2012 @ 3:27 pm   130

LOL, Starhwak link updated to state that it’s retail only ;)

 
Megaace 9 May, 2012 @ 3:27 pm   131

+ The Pixeljunk games, 1$ FOR ALL in USA. 4 euros here in Europe. ¡You must be joking!

+Uncharted 2 DLCs free in USA. NOTHING for Europe.

+No Pinball Arcade here for Vita or PS3, is a month old in USA.

Good work Sony… >:(

Time to spend my money at the Xbox Live marketplace…

TheKillingBean 9 May, 2012 @ 3:27 pm   132

When is Pinball Arcade coming for the Vita in Europe? America already has it for a few weeks.

DeuSxo 9 May, 2012 @ 3:29 pm   133

Vita is turning into the GO it already looks like.

This is starting to get a bit worrying Each week i become a step closer to flogging the £260 dust collector

! I DID NOT BUY A VITA TO PLAY PSP GAMES ON !

And For the Pixel Sale i Have two words for SCEE G____Y B_______S !

Rant Over Have A Nice Day ..^_^..

Leeli67 9 May, 2012 @ 3:32 pm   134

AND STILL NO REPLY ON PIXEL PRICING ……JEEZ!!!!

 
JoeryV 9 May, 2012 @ 3:36 pm   135

Any news about the free Velocity mini?

 
dSkuld 9 May, 2012 @ 3:37 pm   136

About my #39 Comment:

Currently, it has ‘Availability: Not available in AS, DE, NZ’ for the Walking Dead Trial.

 
Megaace 9 May, 2012 @ 3:42 pm   137

Yes, and where is Velocity mini? Oh yes, you must be Plus to buy it, wait another week, maybe a month, you are a second-class customer…

 
de3bs0 9 May, 2012 @ 3:43 pm   138

Dont forget it’s psn maintenance this afternoon 4pm till 12.good thing it’s a crap ps store update.and just buy the pixaljunk games from the USA store like I’m going to give my money to a store that know how to treat the customers right

 
Wraith_Bringer 9 May, 2012 @ 3:44 pm   139

Hi Jawad,

I asked a question last week that went unanswered and I’d really love a reply as I am thoroughly annoyed with this.

I’ve wanted NHL 12 since it come out but I didn’t have the finances to pre-order and nowhere has restocked since. It’s on PSN for £57.99 and yet £19.99 in GAME if I order it in store.

Now I really want a digital copy but how the hell do EA justify that price? It won’t be supported in three months time, it has one British team I know of. The price is a abyssmal and totally stupid. Please tell me there’ll be a reasonable price soon.

 
BiosNova 9 May, 2012 @ 3:45 pm   140

Annoying with the PixelJunk pricing, this is the internet, things like this don’t stay quiet.

I wonder if this week SCEE has learned to spell and grammar check their data entry’s in the store.

 
adumr82 9 May, 2012 @ 3:47 pm   141

I’m with everyone on here about pixeljunk. I’m a plus subscriber so get the cheaper price but it is highly offensive that everyone doesn’t get it. I don’t remember the last store update that went smoothly. no wonder no one actually wants the job of doing this post. then again of scee did their job right it wouldn’t be an issue.

 
Stonesthrow 9 May, 2012 @ 3:47 pm   142

I’ll get Datura, eventhough it’s expensive for a game that only lasts a couple of hours. And releasing at the same time as Starhawk isn’t all that either.

 
Uziel909 9 May, 2012 @ 3:51 pm   143

Anybody know what has happened to ‘Deadly Strike’ PS2 game. Was going to buy it later today, but it has disappeared.

Just wondering if there is any chance that the ‘RockMan’ series of games will be coming to the EU store?

sidepipe 9 May, 2012 @ 3:52 pm   144

Where is Pinball Arcade? Where is Pinball Arcade? Where is Pinball Arcade?

( Sorry, nobody seems to be listening. )

wanderingscotty 9 May, 2012 @ 3:52 pm   145

Bit confused with Metal Slug 2 regarding compatibility with Vita.

You are saying it is not compatible.

But Sony released a list of PSP games which are compatible with the Vita and Metal Slug 2 is listed.

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/02/09/how-to-download-psp-titles-to-ps-vita/

 
Bashful1979 9 May, 2012 @ 3:54 pm   146

Hi there, I asked last week but dont know if i was too late for comments to be replied to so I shall try this week. Is there any chance of any of these games appearing in the playstation store for ps3 or vita…

1 Clock tower
2 clock tower 3
3 Haunting ground
4 Michigan report from hell
5 Cold fear

and could sega be persuaded to let us have shenmue 1 and 2 as well?

If you dont answer i take it as you do not know :p

Thank you

 
loonytoon1982 9 May, 2012 @ 3:54 pm   147

Despite already owning the Pixeljunk games, I see a lot of complaints regarding the pricing this week. However, here is what Dylan Cuthbert had to say on the matter earlier:

“it was the best eu could do – I pushed for the exact same condition but there are different costs there”

So it sounds like it’s down to how things work in EU due to the pricing structures or whatever. Either way, the price of the games are discounted for all users, I paid around £6.50 for each of them, you can only imagine how much I’m kicking myself now at those prices but even at £3.19 they’re well worth the price.

 
ChairyBoyArmy 9 May, 2012 @ 3:54 pm   148

To whom will have the POWER to make this happen ,will we get a ps2 CLASSIC “The Warriors” plz answer me either way, simple yeh or nah will be all i require. thanks in advance.

 
Private-Lu 9 May, 2012 @ 3:57 pm   149

I’ve jsut noticed Red Faction Armageddon is £57.99 is that a mistake?

 
AngelVsMadman 9 May, 2012 @ 3:59 pm   150

I’m missing the Velocity mini in the AT-Store, can only find it in the UK or DE-Store.
When can we expect it?

Light-and-magic 9 May, 2012 @ 4:01 pm   151

@Skookie: That avatar is from the asian deluxe version of FFXIII. I also have it but can’t use it since I have a european PSN account. (Also it’s expired now). I believe their flag is Hong Kong

 
HazelAM 9 May, 2012 @ 4:04 pm   152

the Pixeljunk series, Uncharted 2, and Legend of Dragoon.

what two things are common to all three.

1: they’re all published by sony computer entertainment.
and
2: they’re all available for sale, in a sale for all, or having their dlc free, in the us but not in europe on their official sony playstation store.

 
ZeFlash 9 May, 2012 @ 4:06 pm   153

I love how in the US the PixelJunk games are $0.99 for EVERYONE but only for PS Plus users in Europe. Why does Sony constantly give it’s European users a worse service?

I can’t see me buying a console next gen if Sony keep this [DELETED] up, I’m going to stick to my PC.

 
kit-tiger 9 May, 2012 @ 4:07 pm   154

So the store has been updated with all those PS1 & 2 games and none are even worth playing let alone paying for !! Where are all the good games ? There are literally hundreds of classics on these consoles, the very foundation of gaming exists on playstation’s back catalogue so let them loose dammit !

Also Binary Domain is now £11.96 at Amazon, not so much of a saving now huh ?
And lastly could we have a free demo/trial for Datura please. It does look very interesting !

 
Bahamut_MW 9 May, 2012 @ 4:11 pm   155

Hey Jawad nice pixeljunk sale, but it seems we don’t have the bundle pack like the US.
Anyway I was wondering if u have any news about persona 3 release in europe?
Thanks

 
crackalakaling 9 May, 2012 @ 4:17 pm   156

Any chance of WRC 4 or WRC:Rally evolved can make it part of the ps2 classics? Been disappointed with all the rally games on the PS3.

 
Opt1mus76 9 May, 2012 @ 4:17 pm   157

@Catkiller1, thank you. I appreciate that but my point is that Sony should have sorted this by now. Not Sega. Sony cocked up with the Play promo, firstly with Payday and then Renegade Ops but no one is willing to take responsibility or correct it other than Mike who shouldn’t need to get involved to resolve it. Its been an ongoing problem where codes aren’t sent within any reasonable time period or in some cases, like Renegade Ops, not sent even after about 5 months after release of the associated content. If Mike/Sega is sending out codes does this mean Sony have washed their hands of it?

 
Samarotu 9 May, 2012 @ 4:25 pm   158

like some other guys asked before.
Are there some News about the release Date for Pinball Arcade? Is it already in the process? or not. If you can´t answer it, a short statement would be nice. Thx.

 
Connor_mufc_1985 9 May, 2012 @ 4:26 pm   159

Jawaad pardon my ignorance but I think I speak for most of the eu ps community when I say we are fed up of SCEA being heavily favoured over ourselves , we put way more money in Sony’s pockets than America do , yet we get continually screwed over in regards to Content , Sony do realise the PS3 will never do better than the 360 in America right? it honestly feels like Sony spends most of there time trying to convince Americans to ditch the 360 and come to PS3 but it hasn’t worked out so far has it and probably never will.

 
Dante_Zero 9 May, 2012 @ 4:26 pm   160

Another disappointing week for psvita i see. I seem to be confused are you wanting to sell the device or not?. What was is Sony said once, content is King.

Major releases outside launch line up in feb include MK,Motorstorm RC,Unit 13,Disgea 3 and Pure chess. Its like you not even trying 3 months after launch. What happened to regular fresh content. Still no word on Zen pinball 2 or pinball arcade, Sound shapes, Doctor who etc etc. Piece of advice get psvita into as many hands as possible, tour country’s with booths so joe public can see the devices potential etc and get regular new content on there for those launch day purchasers. If something doesn’t change i can say how much longer i’m gonna be a proud psvita owner for.

ani123 9 May, 2012 @ 4:35 pm   161

@ Bealinator

Just so you know the retail version of The Eternity Clock isn’t out this Friday. Looks like its been moved to the 25th.

 
randellaUK 9 May, 2012 @ 4:35 pm   162

Supremacy MMA – Unrestricted (PlayStation Vita)
by 505 Games

Releases this Friday 11th May so is this getting ignored?i ask week in week out about releases for vita do we have a schedule for release or is it doing a Ben 10 racing and be ignored for weeks.Also silent hill book of memory’s do these games even get recognised?

Leeli67 9 May, 2012 @ 4:37 pm   163

MR Jawad Ashraf its a simple question “Why the price difference on the PixelJunk stuff”

Answer 1: thats just how it is..

Answer 2: I’ll Look into it there may have been an issue with the price conversion.

If you have to ask a higher up …so be it..

Icet-44 9 May, 2012 @ 4:41 pm   164

Please think about adding Tetris Worlds to the PS2 section. I love that game!

 
Basket21 9 May, 2012 @ 4:51 pm   165

Dont think we’ll get a fix on the PJ prices …

he ignored all questions sofar from page 1-2 about it.

We just have to pay a lot more or dont buy em at all.

Sundesz 9 May, 2012 @ 4:53 pm   166

EU is a very strong market for Sony, stronger than the USA. And what do we get for that? More expensive prices (PixelJunk pricing is a joke), no free DLC.

 
lardteamaker 9 May, 2012 @ 4:59 pm   167

@166 no brainer then really for me. No sale if the developer tried and couldn’t because of something on the EU end then unfortunatly that’s the reason i’m not going to buy.

KillaT2501 9 May, 2012 @ 5:13 pm   168

EU is overlooked once again. Let’s all move to America

Leeli67 9 May, 2012 @ 5:18 pm   169

Yep ….! put me down for a NO PURCHASE on the pixel junk, Shame but i’ll get over it.

 
iSabreman 9 May, 2012 @ 5:31 pm   170

Odd move by SCEE with the PixelJunk ‘sale’, they walked straight into bad PR & can’t be bothered to explain themselves.

The only thing I can think of is that SCEE are desperate to get people to sign up to PS+

 
Shadowdragoon 9 May, 2012 @ 5:33 pm   171

Still not getting the Disgaea 4 DLCs? why? If it’s true that SCEE is demanding the text for storeentry in Norwegian, DO NOT DO THAT, WE CAN READ ENGLISH YOU BLOODY FOOLS.

Next point, when will the following PSP games be avavible on the Store? The ones whit (VITA) is not vita compatible.
Astonishia Story (Vita)
Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness (Vita)
Final Fantasy Crisis Core
Ghost in the Shell: Stand alone Complex
Invizimals
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleap
PoPoLoCrois
Tales of Eternia
Tales of the World Radiant Mythology
Thrillville
Valkyria Chronicles 2 (Vita)
Valkyrie Profile Lenneth

Third:
Cross Region Gifting. WHEN?

 
Shadowdragoon 9 May, 2012 @ 5:46 pm   172

Found another one, On the PS3, under Vita Games, the Hige sqaure that shows “ads” On the Top Sellers picture there is the game Disgaea 3, when I enter (X button) the picture, It do not show up in the screen whit the games, either let us buy it or remove it from that picture, it is false advertising and its actually illegal for you to show it as purchaseable and not have it for sale. (Yes, I am getting annoyed enough at SCEE idiocy to consider using things like legal ways to get back at SCEE however small and probably not much more than a blip on the lower managements screen).

 
Skookie30 9 May, 2012 @ 5:49 pm   173

SCEE has found another way to Shaft EU fanbase,

“It’s exclusive to those who redeem their Starhawk online pass only.”

it could be on PSN but not for free, here another cheap gimick at the cost of EU ppl that wants ps1 classics.

 
chrisandsheva 9 May, 2012 @ 5:57 pm   174

About the Pixceljunk price fiasco…. I think No-one has added how us PLUS subbers are supposed to feel about this.. obviously i and most of us aren’t happy it’s PLUS only… But i ain’t very pleased that this ‘offering’ will be considered by the store/plus team as a actual contribution towards Our monthly gains… ie IF it was the same price for all, like in the US, We would still get (maybe) different (and Better, imo.) content, But No, give them, (EU,PLUS) the US ‘leftovers’, Again… Am i the only one thats spotted this different side to this Bad move by scee… Whatever way you look at it it’s a shame and a Insult.. speaking of which, Why doesn’t ‘someone’ have the deceny to Reply to at least ONE of this blogs MAJOR topics.. WE Know Walking Dead is monthly etc… Stop Ignoring VALID comments, please.

Agozer 9 May, 2012 @ 6:15 pm   175

@171, shadowdragon:

According to a small FAQ blurb at the end of last week’s PSN update post (after pertering about it for several weeks), apparently it was the publisher’s explicit decision to withhold all current NIS DLC (Disgaea 4, Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2, etc.) content from customers in Scandinavia and Poland.

As for the actual reasoning behind this decision, one can only guess. They don’t want our money, it seems.

 
Basket21 9 May, 2012 @ 6:15 pm   176

Posted on 9 May, 2012 at 4:58 pm by Jawad Ashraf

Ross has a PS Plus blog post up going through this month’s content. He’ll have another one up for next month at the tail end of the month.

LOL

he said Plus Sub offers … not offers for monthly stuff.

As in ‘buy 1 year get 1 month free’ or something like that.

Jawad plz read questions before u reply … its not really professional.

And fix the PJ prices to the US standard too

 
mazegami 9 May, 2012 @ 6:18 pm   177

probably just datura for me this week… wish there was a demo cause unsure about the perspective never been keen on games where you’re in the characters head lol. but looks very very interesting… also any news on the next ffxiii2 dlc? it was rumoured theres a snow and/or lightning dlc episode due out mid may so please tell me thats next week?! completed every little bit now apart from the coliseum and one more fragment…

Light-and-magic 9 May, 2012 @ 6:32 pm   178

The thing is, PixelJunk have a new experimental game coming out soon, but they just lost a huge chunk of their fanbase in a whole continent with one poor move, this is going to damage the company pretty badly, not to mention that despite the price being so much dearer of the ‘sale’ games, they’ll still earn less from those because so few will actually go out of their way to buy them (mostly those who weren’t aware of how cheap America got them). I suppose what I’m saying is, atleast we have some solace in that PJ are screwing themselves over too. Morale: Don’t try sales promises you can’t keep

 
CassyChan 9 May, 2012 @ 6:36 pm   179

Brilliant price for Binary Domain, really fantasic game. I’d get it myself if I hadn’t already paid full price with my pre-order and got an import copy too :(

Anyone into TPS games should check out BD, the robot dismemberment mechanic is great, there’s plenty of really good and varied enemies, lots of great boss fights, entertaining story and characters (like any game from the Yakuza studio) etc :)

DarkRedError 9 May, 2012 @ 6:46 pm   180

On the PlayStation Store, the section on the right hand side of the main page advertising the newest content is wrong.
When it comes to the sale section it shows Street Fighter II, Worms & PixelJunk Monsters.
I believe that there isn’t a sale on anything Worms related at the moment but please correct me if i’m wrong.

 
Huono_peleis 9 May, 2012 @ 6:55 pm   181

I quote myself:

“Where is “Velocity”?

a) It’s UK exclusive and we misinformed you. Sorry. Will happen again.
b) It’s coming __.__.____ . We misinformed you. Sorry. Will happen again.
c) We are ignoring you again. Trololololololo-lol-lo-lol-lo-loo!”

And C it is! :D

    Jawad Ashraf 10 May, 2012 @ 9:47 am    

    A no response doesn’t mean you’re beig ignored, come on now.

    I’m going to speak Ross about it and see what we can do. From what I know the game wasn’t made available everywhere.

 
InnerSenses 9 May, 2012 @ 6:57 pm   182

I’ll probably end up getting Hercules for PS1 just for the memories! Any word on Legend of Dragoon? Please keep pushing them for it! WE’RE DESPERATE!

 
Debandoo 9 May, 2012 @ 7:11 pm   183

Is this update live now?

 
SergioDaly 9 May, 2012 @ 7:33 pm   184

i am also hoping for the Uncharted 2 DLC to come free of charge for us EU PSN users. Cheers!

 
Megaace 9 May, 2012 @ 7:37 pm   185

Yesterday, when I saw the USA update I want to buy ALL the PixelJunk games and maybe the new game next week. Now, with the “european” price (4 euros per game) I am not goind to buy ANYTHING. ZERO. Even the new game. I am very angry… >:(

 
supersmith2500 9 May, 2012 @ 7:40 pm   186

*sigh* Nothing but more complaints as well due to Sony’s ignorance with expensive pricing for PixelJunk games when they are 3.19 while in US they are $1.

Well, looks like the Vita is getting crap content then ever now and is slowly turning into A PSPGO. I’ve already giving it a year.

 
adumr82 9 May, 2012 @ 8:05 pm   187

I call bulls**t from jawad. If scee really wanted to offer the same they would have. they had no interest in a fair deal and more interest in Europeans subsiding americans. the comments from the pixeljunk guy confirm this.

 
kivi95 9 May, 2012 @ 8:08 pm   188

OMG why the hell are we not getting velocity!!! I demand another free mini!!

CJSgamer 9 May, 2012 @ 8:31 pm   189

Are you guys serious about these PixelJunk prices?
Instead of paying $2 in the US, I have to pay $11, and because of your stupid pricing I have to pay $20 for the credit for my account.

So instead of getting $2 or even more from, say, the US bundles, PixelJunk is getting $0. And further discounts for PS Plus users in Europe, but not in the US? Give me a break.

It’s like how we pay double for everything. $120AUD for $60USD games. $11AUD for $2USD games. And sometimes, I just get sick of it.

 
JAY81UK 9 May, 2012 @ 8:37 pm   190

Jawad, PS are releasing poor PS2 titles that nobody wants!

If you release games like GTA3, Vice City, and San Andreas, then you’ll see sales!

Same as Silent Hill 4 and the other more popular classics.

    Jawad Ashraf 10 May, 2012 @ 9:36 am    

    The big ones are definitely getting a look into. When or if they come out isn’t so easy to pin down, though.

 
Hex-Ksa 9 May, 2012 @ 8:51 pm   191

why US store has everything you want in low-priced than EU store?
also there are alot of stuff in US store than we have(games,themes,avatars etc…)seriously SONY at least we want some justice here.

 
marcocatena 9 May, 2012 @ 9:21 pm   192

Can I suggest putting 007 Nightfire PS2 classic on the store, that would make my day.

LRB1983 9 May, 2012 @ 9:28 pm   193

When will you make Killzone: Liberation [PSP] compatible with VITA?

* Is there any option to make PSPGo ambassador games (Everybody’s Golf and Resistante: Retribution) compatible with VITA? Paid version are.
Thank You. Greetings.

    Jawad Ashraf 10 May, 2012 @ 9:31 am    

    PSP compatibility is an ongoing process for a variety of games. If it isn’t working it may do in the future (or the game hasn’t been looked at just yet).

    There are no plans to change the PSPGo Ambassador games to work with Vita.

 
Scubafinch 9 May, 2012 @ 9:37 pm   194

Great to see the Pixeljunk series available nice and cheap.

Also a parliamentary enquiry has been signed off on here in Australia to investigate the disproportionately high prices of software down under. I’m sending through some details of the PSN price comparison where the AU prices do not reflect the active exchange rate.

Sogeman 9 May, 2012 @ 9:53 pm   195

The EU store is a shame. Give me Persona 3 already. :( Let’s not even talk about this version of the sale.

    Jawad Ashraf 10 May, 2012 @ 9:34 am    

    Persona 3 is available in all EU territories. Are you not able to find it?

NiuGecko 9 May, 2012 @ 10:28 pm   196

I Going To Sound Like a Fan Boy Here But

My Main Next Gen Console Wont Be Playstation Due To The Fact That scee vs scea is a totally Unfair, you are just making People like me a has been loyal customer very upset with the way we get shafted week in week out, BTW

MR JAWAD, DO YOU HAVE A COURT INJUNCTION REGARDING THE PIXELJUNK PRICES … 8)

 
sakulukk 9 May, 2012 @ 10:30 pm   197

Was going to buy pixel junk games but will not to protest against all those unfair practices that are going on European store.

Also I just checked out of curiosity whats the relationship between USD and AUD… good thing Australian chaps has such a weak currency… oh wait what? its almost 1:1 and they have to pay 100% more? is this for real?

 
mazegami 9 May, 2012 @ 10:35 pm   198

i don’t think he’s bothering to read these anymore. but juuust in case…. final fantasy 13-2 next dlc news pleeeeeease. rumoured snow and/or lightning dlc mid may??

    Jawad Ashraf 10 May, 2012 @ 9:28 am    

    Yep, they’re coming soon. Please wait for SE to announce something more concrete.

 
sakulukk 9 May, 2012 @ 10:42 pm   199

Oh and I forgot to mention the slap in the face Polish gamers are getting.

Oh wow there is a Disgaea 4 content there… oh sorry it’s just an icon. Same with VITA section, a big ad to the left is showing Disgaea 3 game but nope… it’s not there.

If you cut some content from particular stores at least do it properly…. this is just trolling…

 
bezo85 9 May, 2012 @ 10:57 pm   200

Everyone should bombard every blog post on the EU blog until the pixeljunk pricing fiasco is at least explained.

    Jawad Ashraf 10 May, 2012 @ 9:26 am    

    It was a hard decision SCEE had to make and we’re discussing it internally.

 
Scubafinch 9 May, 2012 @ 11:01 pm   201

@sakulukk

I can assure you the price discrepancy is real! The Aussie dollar has taken a small slide recently but is still at parity with the green-back.

The local face of Sony is often interviewed by the GameSpot team here and each time comes up with the same justifications for the prices (cost of distributing physical media in a country this size etc.). I still don’t understand how this plays into digital distribution.

Additionally if someone in Perth can order physical media from the UK for under half of the Australian retail/PSN price, where does the argument come in at all? Australians are gouged on prices. I’d like to see a more aggressive retail strategy from Sony here; one that aims to sell more copies at a cheaper price.

Sony continually comes up short in their marketing and strategy compared to their competitors. When are they going to learn?

 
OttoT 9 May, 2012 @ 11:46 pm   202

There is no use in asking why there is a huge difference between the US and the EU store. We won´t get a answer because they can´t do anything about it. It´s the way Sony decided to arrange their network and their contracts with the game makers. It´s wrong, Microsoft does it much better and it´s unsatisfying for their customers. The only thing we can do is let them know. We complained for five and a half years and nothing changed so they are incompetent or they don´t care. There will be a next generation and that generation will not be backwards compatible, so there is no need to be loyal. I´ll keep playing my old PS3 games on my old system and the new one will be the one that gets it right. The one that listens to my needs and doesn´t kick me in the teeth every week.

For all people complaining about content for Vita, you probably have never been an early adapter. Your comments are ignorant. Sony had a great lineup, it takes a long time to develop a decent game on that sophisticated system so be patient. They will announce new games at E3 and they probably will announce a price drop because the thing isn´t selling, so stop complaining, you know now, grow up.

 
joshchil09 10 May, 2012 @ 1:44 am   203

Guys Great update love the ps1 and ps2 support keep them coming guys :)

Also are the ps2 games 60GHZ?

slayerking69 10 May, 2012 @ 1:52 am   204

@Scrubafinch
Exactly what I was just talking about to a mate, I’m sending a letter through to the government for addition to the inquiry as well.

slayerking69 10 May, 2012 @ 1:58 am   205

@sakulukk comment 197
Yes it’s for real, we get shafted and made to pay double sometimes a lot more. Our government has launched and inquiry into such pricing for aussies and I have just sent them a letter to add this store to it.

slayerking69 10 May, 2012 @ 2:06 am   206

@OttoT (202)
Yep I agree, As far as I’m concerned Sony are dead to me and my next system will not be from Sony. I will keep the ps3 as I have stuff on the store (Not much). I suppose we could all consider ourselves insane as we come here every week expecting something to be different when we all know that’s not gonna happen.

 
Connor_mufc_1985 10 May, 2012 @ 6:58 am   207

* edit * non of this lets all kiss american gamers rear end like SONY

Sogeman 10 May, 2012 @ 7:13 am   208

@Connor_mufc_1985 far from it, the US Xbox store is also the best but at least the differences aren’t that great. I mean even the damn store itself is an atrocity to use here :/

The_Soviet_Star 10 May, 2012 @ 7:42 am   209

@Connor_mufc_1985 unfortunately the more we get to next gen consoles Sony are losing credentials many europeans are pissed with third class treatment want an example ? us got 5 DLC packs of uncharted 2 free europeans nothing Sony need to remember that PS3 is much more popular in europe than america even CVG stated that we europeans deserve better credit fair & square after all we pay same money as americans.

The_Soviet_Star 10 May, 2012 @ 7:43 am   210

& believe me people i Iove PS3 it’s awesome it’s just a shame we get less content

fleinn 10 May, 2012 @ 8:50 am   211

“Did you never get round to purchasing Final Fight: Double Impact”

No, I didn’t. And I never will, since the game has the most annoying always online drm I’ve ever seen.

steve_shin 10 May, 2012 @ 9:10 am   212

I messaged Q-Games on Twitter regarding the Pixeljunk sale and they replied with:

the prices are set by SCEE :) We fought valiantly for the cause though..

All_Gen_Gamer 10 May, 2012 @ 9:23 am   213

I find it so rediculous that the Europe PS one Classics don’t have such games already like these i am about to name, these are games that should have been released along time ago and yet we are still waiting. I can understand about The Legend of Dragoon because the US only just got it recently.

I am still waiting for such games as
Breath of Fire III (Want this Badly)
Breath of Fire IV (Want this even more Badly)
Soul Blade (The best Fighting Game ever released back in the day)
Dino Crisis
Dino Crisis 2
Tenchu
Tenchu 2

Also i know these next games i am about to say i am not the only 1 greatly anticipating but i do understand that these were never released in Australia but with all the Imports getting released now, shorly we can start to get an idea on wheather or not we are getting these and some infomation would be great.

Xenogears
Chrono Cross
Parasite Eve

 
rekuhs 10 May, 2012 @ 9:35 am   214

I’m sorry but on this occasion my money is going to the US store, I bought 2 Pixel Junk games, OK I only saved a few dollars but I would have not only had to pay more for them on my AU account, I would have had to load more money onto my wallet which I’m sick of doing.
Why can’t I just pay (a reasonable amount) for the items that I want, instead of having to load a minimum amount money onto a virtual wallet?

CBthe1st 10 May, 2012 @ 9:50 am   215

Regarding the PixelJunk “sale”.

“It was a hard decision SCEE had to make and we’re discussing it internally”

Can you please explain what the hell this means? Because on the Europe store i can buy 3 games at £3.19 each yet get them for $1 each or in a $2 bundle. Explain the “hard” decision on charging Europe more.

 
Unicronic 10 May, 2012 @ 10:19 am   216

PS VITA it only does your head in.

 
Eahdawn 10 May, 2012 @ 10:42 am   217

Beautiful. You’d be silly not to pick up Toy Story 2 on PS1, that was actually an absolute gem!

 
supersmith2500 10 May, 2012 @ 12:32 pm   218

@Eahdawn
Yup, you think that this game is for kids. Think again, this game is really fun to play on despite it’s made by Activision and they used to rock back then they had Spider-Man, Tony Hawk’s into the late 90′s and early 00′s era, yup great times. Until of course they become greedy and only care about COD more now.

——————————-
Hopefully next week should be good one since Sonic 4: Episode II is out next Wednesday.

 
CoolRichy008UK 10 May, 2012 @ 12:45 pm   219

datra completed with duelshock controller (TIP USE PS MOVE ) cuz at one point you have to turn controller duelshock upside down to drive a car LMAO if i spoiled a part of the game for you tough LOL

nathy1991 10 May, 2012 @ 12:59 pm   220

Hi i was wondering if Hogs Of War will ever come to PS-Store? keep up the great work lads & lasses

 
MafiaCub 10 May, 2012 @ 1:00 pm   221

RE: Pixeljunk pricing

“It was a hard decision SCEE had to make”

At last! For once you admit the balls up and screwing the customers over was YOUR choice, and don’t try and blame the developers. About time.

Now fix it!

 
Brodiesan 10 May, 2012 @ 1:09 pm   222

@140 (BiosNova)

“I wonder if this week SCEE has learned to spell and grammar check their data entry’s in the store.”

*rolls eyes*

Entries, not “entry’s”. The latter suggests something possessive of an entry. The former, and what you were looking for, is the plural of entry.

Before you criticise someone’s grammar, it’s always wise to check your own.

 
xHHHx 10 May, 2012 @ 2:13 pm   223

waiting for Saints Row the third anybody knows when is it coming to euro psn??

 
Catkiller1 10 May, 2012 @ 2:14 pm   224

Sons Of Anarchy game in the works ;)

http://goo.gl/2GtK6

I hope todays announcement with regards to Hitman, is for a HD collection.

aleny25 10 May, 2012 @ 2:21 pm   225

We want legend of dragoon to european psn!!!!!!!!!!!:D :D

 
Catkiller1 10 May, 2012 @ 2:27 pm   226

Square Enix have announce upcoming PS2 Classics for EU!

http://goo.gl/lZxPM

Not a great list imo but i’m hoping it’s because they’re deciding to release their greater titles, in HD!

 
Catkiller1 10 May, 2012 @ 2:35 pm   227

Last post today but Ratched Deadlocked AKA Ratchet Gladiator will release in HD but only for PSN. Probably explains why the HD Collection was delayed!

I wonder if the US get the download for free & that’s what the extra special suprise is?

http://goo.gl/uLrlw

 
adumr82 10 May, 2012 @ 2:44 pm   228

Scee continue to make themselves look a fool every week. Even if they correct this price issue the damage is done. I would imagine next gen it won’t just be the US where Sony are second.

 
silmorat1 10 May, 2012 @ 5:45 pm   229

loving pixeljunk racer 79p thanks very much :-)

 
CoolRichy008UK 10 May, 2012 @ 7:07 pm   230

Minor PSN Maintenance scheduled for Today 10th May
Options

on 10-05-2012 09:58 AM

There is PSN maintenance scheduled to take place today, Thursday 10th May from 17:00 to 00:00 BST on Friday 11th May.

There will be no major impact on the PSN however a small number of users may be affected when making PS Store purchases or downloading content. If this does happen simply re-attempt the action and it should succeed.

got this from another sony website and before you moan its a official statement

 
CoolRichy008UK 10 May, 2012 @ 7:09 pm   231

adumr82 leave sony alone so what if they make mistakes they always fix it if you dont like sony making mistakes why dont you work for sony and they you will see how hard they work to bring quality things to the ps3

(uses james’s cannon to shoot out everyone who keeps moaning at sony who works 24.7 to make sure our ps3 experiance is a good one)

anyone else who is fed up at sony 2 words (shut up and get a xbox)

 
lardteamaker 10 May, 2012 @ 7:32 pm   232

Thing is while you defend Sony. (And i’ve defended Sony on a few things now.) There are times when you need to moan or feedback. This is one of those times where the disparity between regions shines. And that’s the issue when you get right down to it.

It’s not just this sale issue, it’s game releases on BOTH sides of the Atlantic where they are not in the same week. All we want is parity. We get that then everyone is happier.

 
Project2insanity 10 May, 2012 @ 7:57 pm   233

@All complaining about PixelJunk; There are two entries from Jawad about this:

“Unfortunately the pricing is something we have to make do with. It was a difficult decision and we only hoped to have done exactly the same sort of offer.”

“It was a hard decision SCEE had to make and we’re discussing it internally.”

Can we just clear up the fact that this is no fault and as such, no requirement to ‘fix’. I’m not saying it’s exactly the most reasonable situation but a business decision was made so live with it. By all means, voice your concerns but don’t be so melodramatic.

A genuine fault is the lack of Velocity which appears to be an issue for all but the UK. Call me crazy but wouldn’t it make sense to push for a fix on that rather than demanding an answer that will change nothing?

    Jawad Ashraf 11 May, 2012 @ 9:35 am    

    Velocity’s availability is being changed as I type this.

 
Skookie30 10 May, 2012 @ 8:12 pm   234

“the prices are set by SCEE We fought valiantly for the cause though”

there is a SCEE saying a excues i remember what it is.

SCEE- “we don’t set prices”

i think you do and this PJ farce & your commets comfirms it.

 
szeryf_krzysiek 10 May, 2012 @ 8:40 pm   235

there is a DLC to Max Payne which was not released yet?

nice try :)

 
Brodiesan 10 May, 2012 @ 9:47 pm   236

I dearly love PlayStation games but I’m a gamer, and as a gamer I refuse to be consistently mislead or downright lied to.

The only way Sony will address how they mistreat the European market is if we, the consumers, vote with our wallets.

I also own a 360. When a game is available for both platforms, I choose Microsoft. Not because I prefer the game on the 360 (I don’t, I actually much prefer the Sixaxis controller over the 360 controller) or believe the game is superior on that console, but because I cannot support SCEE while they continue to treat European gamers which such contempt. This PixelJunk pricing fiasco is just another in a long line of recurring affronts toward a market that Sony is actually strong in.

I will continue to enjoy my PlayStation games. I will buy a PS4. But when it comes to digital content – an area of gaming that is growing year on year – I will vote with my wallet and support the company that values my custom. And that’s Microsoft.

Finally, I don’t expect a response (I didn’t ask a question!). There is no excuse, reasoning or apology that will reverse my decision. Good job, SCEE. Way to consistently erode a fanbase that was once loyal and vibrant.

 
MieszkoIV 10 May, 2012 @ 11:57 pm   237

@Jawad in regard of post 195

I believe we’re talking about Persona 3 FES (not the portable version) which still isn’t available at the European PSN.

    Jawad Ashraf 11 May, 2012 @ 9:36 am    

    Ah, FES. I’m not sure where this is at for EU at the moment.

 
mazegami 11 May, 2012 @ 12:14 am   238

YES hogs of war! used to rush over to my friends house to play that for hours would love that again please :) and to all those b*tchin us store is so much better… set up a US account? its more awkward than it used to be but totally worth it if you want the games they have cause it’ll either take ages or not happen at all for.us to get the same psone games on Eu store. the first parasite eve for example was never released in pal format so you’d think they’d have got it onto the eu store for us as soon as they could? hah. no. but w all continue to hope eh? thats what being a playstation fan is all about these days…

Sogeman 11 May, 2012 @ 12:50 am   239

@Jawad and @MieszkoIV Yep, I meant FES. I forgot that there’s a second version.

PS_one_fan 11 May, 2012 @ 5:19 am   240

Hi is there any information regarding these PS one Classics.

Breath of Fire III
Breath of Fire IV
The Legend of Dragoon
Koudelka

 
spud01au 11 May, 2012 @ 5:47 am   241

Bring back PSOne Road Rash, my favourite PSOne game

 
adumr82 11 May, 2012 @ 7:45 am   242

@coolrichie don’t you think if they worked hard would have the odd week where nothing went wrong? the only thong they work hard at is exploiting the eu to pay for promotions in the us. anyone here ever get the res evil avatars? must be nearly time for one of those simmer promotions again soon how’s that free dlc from last time working out. and I hear everyone is enjoying this months psplus minis. you’re right, everything is rosie and we should just bend over and smile

 
adumr82 11 May, 2012 @ 7:46 am   243

Damn touchscreen typing. thing, not thong. summer not simmer.

Alestes 11 May, 2012 @ 8:34 am   244

Shame the sale doesn’t last until the end of the month. Wouldn’t mind giving some PixelJunk games and Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix a go, but things are a bit tight at the moment.

 
EternalChaos72 11 May, 2012 @ 7:11 pm   245

can anybody give me crapcoms email address? the one on there website is [CENSORED]! nobody replies!

 
NekuShibuya 11 May, 2012 @ 10:13 pm   246

Any idea when Fate/Extra for the PSP will be available on the PSN, especially the Vita PSN?

 
playerX88 14 May, 2012 @ 5:53 pm   247

can u explain why yous are releasing DLC for Two Worlds Two when the game isn’t even available in europe??? o_O

 
bluejam 14 May, 2012 @ 7:27 pm   248

So, still no explanation or apology for SCEE ripping off non ps plus users for the pixel junk games. Well done SCEE!

Sogeman 14 May, 2012 @ 9:18 pm   249

@playerX88 it’s available…