PlayStation.Blog Recap

Another week in the can. Motorstorm RC has been a big discussion topic with colleagues comparing times and issuing challenges; I don’t think I’ve heard the verb ‘trousered’ used so often as I have in last seven days. Have you ever had a big gaming rivalry? Tell us about it.

Here’s your recap.

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Bovrillor 10 March, 2012 @ 1:06 pm   1

PSN has been really wonky since the maintenance, every time I turn on my PS3 it logs me out straight away, the Store often gives maintenance errors and it takes several attempts to activate software. Is this happening to others too?

    James Gallagher 12 March, 2012 @ 9:50 am    

    I’m sorry to hear that. There are no known issues with PSN and it has been fine for us, which makes it harder to get to the root of your issues. If you could leave a short description of your problems, including what error messages you get and on which devices, on the customer support forums then it will be looked in to. [link]

taurus82 10 March, 2012 @ 1:08 pm   2

The highlights this week, KARA, Datura and Journey, brilliant week.

litterature 10 March, 2012 @ 1:33 pm   3

You say Dust514 is downloadable today ?????

podda172 10 March, 2012 @ 1:50 pm   4

do playstation as a company have an obligation to its customers to keep its customers informed about problems as and when they arise?
if so why do not do that when a problem is reported, instead of keeping the customers frustrated by your wall of silence
answer the questions i have asked over the previous few days!!!

nlindz27 10 March, 2012 @ 3:32 pm   5

Dust 514 is available to download today?

kingcrowbaruk 10 March, 2012 @ 4:06 pm   6

On the subject of rivalries, I find I am in the unenviable position of having one with myself thanks to the Motorstorm RC patch this week.

A patch that knowingly wipes all saved progress without informing the user should not be allowed to be released. EVER!

The game as released can glitch giving ridiculous 0.033 second lap times.

To “fix” this, instead of wiping the record for the track with an erroneous time some genius decided the only way forward is to wipe the players entire record for all courses and unlocked vehicles.

Unbelievable how this was allowed to pass through especially given how things are held up in QA in SCEE all the time.

    Phenom_Evolution 10 March, 2012 @ 6:14 pm    

    Hi kingcrowbaruk, I’d like to clarify for you, on behalf of Evolution Studios, that the update to MotorStorm RC does not wipe all saved progress as a rule and that any updates known to cause such an event would never be released.

    You have been exceptionally unlucky to encounter this issue – which was never discovered during development of the game or the thousands of hours that have been spent rigorously testing it – and the detailed reports you provided on Friday have helped the MotorStorm RC team to understand why it happened and take steps to ensure it doesn’t happen again. We’re also working hard to try to find a way to re-instate the medals you had previously earned.

    If anyone else has encountered this issue please contact Phenom_Evolution via PSN Message and I will endeavour to assist as best I can.

    Hopefully most of you are enjoying the game (or have at least checked out the free trial) and are looking forward to news of more MotorStorm RC very soon…? Please let us know via and feel to send me a challenge via PSN if you’re up for some (mostly) friendly competition. 😉

    Have a great weekend everybody.

jin_kazama56 10 March, 2012 @ 4:37 pm   7

if i buy monster hunter freedom unite from the ps store on my ps3 will it work on my ps vita?


James I never got my free Resistance from the Playstation Unwrapped from December, did it not get sent out?

manutreble 10 March, 2012 @ 4:51 pm   9

James I what games u got on vita that be a good challenge you on ?

    James Gallagher 12 March, 2012 @ 9:54 am    

    Any of them really – been playing quite a few Hustle Kings message games against some people I’ve met through the blog.

FrostScythe1 10 March, 2012 @ 5:04 pm   10

DUST free to play best moment


dust514 well worth a download been looking forward to this game.

DAYDANNY666 10 March, 2012 @ 5:52 pm   12

Your PS store is Broken lol

    James Gallagher 12 March, 2012 @ 9:59 am    

    Perhaps you could report the problems you are having in a bit more detail (which device you are using and any error messages you encounter) over at the technical support forum, and the team will investigate for you:

chrisandsheva 10 March, 2012 @ 6:29 pm   13

DUST isn’t out yet, it is due to enter private beta in a few weeks though.. so @James you should remove the ‘download now’ at end of the DUST 514 interview link.. as i can imagine a few ppl turning their PS3s sideways looking to find this on the store, … Unless, no am sure it’s not.. i am looking forward to this game, i am not sure if i would want to be lucky enough to be in beta though, as i have never (yet) given any betas too much time…. guess i view them as wasted trophy hunting hours.. stupid i know but there here and i, like many others seem to have a minor obsession earning them.

chrisandsheva 10 March, 2012 @ 6:43 pm   14

Also regarding the motorstorm rc patch.. firstly kudos (imo) to the guy from the devs who posted above with the details, and i wish you luck restoring the dedicated players times/medals etc.. shame it couldn’t of removed them from whoever was using the glitch.. but also i now may return to it as i have not played much.. maybe i was in a glittched race?.. and it left me feeling that i am totally rubbish at this… am hoping so as m8s off vita haven’t had time for much else.. so be good to join them, esp on a even playing field.

polynski 10 March, 2012 @ 9:00 pm   15

james i have called and emailed psn support several times regarding the retrieval of my wezer1871 account could you check it out for me as they said they’d email me and haven’t

Cannahuana 11 March, 2012 @ 12:35 am   16

Quote “Download it now!”.Dust 514,so when can i download it,soon i hope 🙂

HazelAM 11 March, 2012 @ 7:59 am   17

i just realised.
scee never put out a list of what psp games will work on vita for eu players.
scea had their list up before launch.

HazelAM 11 March, 2012 @ 8:03 am   18

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miattyheat 11 March, 2012 @ 9:51 am   19

when is I am alive due to come out for psn and for how much money

miattyheat 11 March, 2012 @ 9:56 am   20

Also how much memory space will it take up

prycestation3 11 March, 2012 @ 1:18 pm   21

Hey James this is off topic but I was thinking a PS Plus section could be added to the News section on the Playstation App. Any plans?

Bovrillor 11 March, 2012 @ 1:39 pm   22

Still randomly getting “PlayStation®Network is unavailable due to maintenance.” from PSN websites, PSN Store, PSN login etc. Other users reporting the same. Is this being looked into? The service is terrible right now, and customer support were rude and unhelpful.

DAVIE222 11 March, 2012 @ 2:01 pm   23

Heyo James, can you please make sure E3 2012 is put in Playstation Home like last year? its the only way i can watch it as i dont have a PC.

HazelAM 11 March, 2012 @ 2:18 pm   24

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Capt_PillowCase 11 March, 2012 @ 3:16 pm   25

Hi James, hope you read this, I bought W40K: Space Marine as part of the THQ sale on the store and it didn’t come with an online pass so I’m stuck at level 5 being prompted to enter the pass code, and the ‘Elite online pass’ isn’t available to download for free as part of the purchase. I’ve posted about this on the PS and THQ forums and it seems I’m not the only one with this problem. Surely we should have full access to the online features having bought a copy of the full game! I really hope this is a mistake and don’t have to buy the pass separately, it would defeat the purpose of having the sale. I hope this can be sorted by bringing it to your attention, very frustrating so it is!!

Bovrillor 11 March, 2012 @ 6:30 pm   26

Done some research on forums, PSN network (all features) giving constant maintenance errors to a small percentage of EU users. Hope this is being looked into…

Usiiking97 11 March, 2012 @ 6:32 pm   27


DAYDANNY666 11 March, 2012 @ 6:55 pm   28

Saints Row 2 £7.99 BOB says its free lol I downloaded it for free not knowing its ment to be £7.99 LOL PS store giving me free games I like it.

HazelAM 11 March, 2012 @ 7:40 pm   29

have you got saints row the third DAYDANNY? if you redeem the online pass thing for that you get saints row 2 free.

rhysman978 11 March, 2012 @ 11:00 pm   30

I think you should make a Rampage Total Destruction game again, but this time on PS3. It should have the lasr 30 charaters plus some new ones. Im sure it would sell millions !!

cj_moshpot 12 March, 2012 @ 12:07 am   31

Dust looks awesome !!!
free to play even better!! Beta in April

taurus82 12 March, 2012 @ 9:29 am   32

James, is there any chance that we might get early PS3 titles Aquanaut’s Holiday: Hidden Memories and Afrika available from the PSN?

Catkiller1 12 March, 2012 @ 10:33 am   33


Sorry to bother you & I hope you read this!

The US PLUS subscribers have had Resident Evil Trilogy, Crash Bandicoot Trilogy, Spyro Trilogy, Syphon Filter Trilogy etc for free within their monthly subscriptions so far! We’ve had Crash Bandicoot Trilogy, then eventually the Resident Evil Trilogy.

As we’re awaiting Spyro Trilogy & Syphon Filter 2, is there any chance that we could have the GEX Trilogy, Pandemonium 1 & 2, Command & Conquers or Tomb Raider titles free one month, as we’re still playing catch up?

Kind Regards & thank you for your time!

judgehusler 12 March, 2012 @ 1:40 pm   34

So as some may be aware GAME has dropped in shares again now only costing 1.2p where in 2008 shares were £300, so the digital sales will soon be the only way to purchase games soon.
Do you now plan on jumping into reality with your extortion prices?
An example would be Call of duty black ops £47.99 and not forgetting you’re silly new title prices at £50.

judgehusler 12 March, 2012 @ 2:56 pm   35

*£3.00 share!

Lucreto 12 March, 2012 @ 2:59 pm   36

I have £60 worth of reward card with GAME. I think I should spend it now.

Any suggestions?

Catkiller1 12 March, 2012 @ 3:26 pm   37

@ judgehusler

I wouldn’t bank on digital titles being the ony way to purchase soon, we’re a long way off that! It’s rumoured that in 2015, retail boxes will have a one time use code, similar to most PC games. Therefore cutting off the pre-owned market. It’s already starting with the online codes, so I knew it would be a matter of time 🙁 When the gaming market hits digital only, then that’s when i’ll quit!

If developers want to go down that route, then at least decrease the price to a standard £30! £40-£50 for a digital title……..on yer bike 😉

judgehusler 12 March, 2012 @ 3:54 pm   38

Yea i heard about this one time use code. I agree that as soon as digital really kicks in ill by hanging the gloves!
Hey you have to re-download back to karkhand tomorrow to fix the faulty guns.

judgehusler 12 March, 2012 @ 3:56 pm   39

I would wait a while before spending, keep an eye out due to game not being able to send stock back so when more or all shops close they will do a super sale giving you more for your bucks!!

Catkiller1 12 March, 2012 @ 3:58 pm   40

@ judgehusler

WHAT??? We have to download the pack again?? What time roughly & can you provide a link please mate? Also is it to fix the guns that point up to the sky & fire with maximum zoom? I hope it fixes that terrible USAS 12 SPAM!

judgehusler 12 March, 2012 @ 3:58 pm   41

*be hanging!

Catkiller1 12 March, 2012 @ 4:00 pm   42

Nevermind, found link 😉

judgehusler 12 March, 2012 @ 4:02 pm   43

Yep free download from store as far as i am aware. I think it is only for the guns pointing in the air, sadly so usas 12 spam fix(that will be in main patch).
Check it out on battlelog, bottom of page!!

Catkiller1 12 March, 2012 @ 4:06 pm   44

At least we’ll be able to finally use those particualr weapons….3 if my memory serves me well! See you Wednesday night for some GCI 😉

judgehusler 12 March, 2012 @ 4:10 pm   45

O yes, gona be a good laugh. catch you then fella

Lucreto 12 March, 2012 @ 4:33 pm   46

It looks like I am too late anyway lots of the games I want are out of stock now.

I should have spent them when I had the chance.

brandy498 12 March, 2012 @ 5:55 pm   47

hello, any chance of red faction 1 + 2 getting added to the ps store as ps2 classics? 😀 played those alot on my ps2 and really miss them you see.. 🙁 would be much appreciated ;D