PlayStation.Blog Recap

Apologies that the last couple of days have been quiet on the Blog. The Thanksgiving holiday in the US means it’s always a sleepy time of year in the games industry. That said, we managed to squeeze plenty of activity into the first half of the week.

You got your first look at Uncharted: Fight for Fortune, a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes at how PlayStation All-Stars’ special edition art was created, the lowdown on the latest PS Vita system update, and word on an intriguing new indie compilation called Sportsfriends. See the full content list below.

And there’s plenty of great stuff to look forward to next week including, hopefully, details of your December Plus content.

Enjoy your gaming this weekend. It’s been a bumper week for new releases – do let me know what you’re all playing. Until Monday…

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Hi Fred

I have a problem with my PS Vita, Whenever i send someone a message on my vita and then i go on my PS3 i get recieved the message i sent, so basicly i go on my PS3 and see that i sent myself a message when i did not. The message i sent to a friend via my ps vita gets sent to my PS3 in the recieved box, now i know im not the only one with this problem as someone reported the same problem last week, please look into this, infact, you try it yourself and you will see what i mean, just send someone a message on your vita and then check your PS3 messages.


Also Fred

Whenever i get sent a Party Invite it shows on my PS3 straight away but it shows up on my PS Vita about 5-10 mins later wich means if its just 1-1 party chat the host probly has left by then, its verry annoying because sometimes im just on my ps vita.

One more thing: PLEASE ask whoever made the facebook app for vita to MAKE THE TEXT BIGGER! i have bad eyesight and its near impossible to read! making the app useless!

(please reply fred) thanks.

    Fred Dutton 26 November, 2012 @ 8:59 am    

    Facebook make the Facebook app, so there’s not too much we can do about that I’m afraid.

Dear Fred,

Your apology is of course kindly accepted, however there was the opportunity to liven things up and render quite a few European PS3 users happy with a post on how the SingStar icon is now movable and/or deletable :). I take it that the informed relevant teams have not yet been able to formulate a response to the matter?

Thank you for reading, as always.


Hi Fred, just out of curiosity, is Vita included in the next plus update?

I just thought what with only just having it are we getting more content or a quick change…

    Fred Dutton 26 November, 2012 @ 9:00 am    

    There’ll be a batch of new PS3 content at the beginning of the month, and then new Vita content towards the end of the month.

AshishSahoo 24 November, 2012 @ 1:05 pm   5

Hey Fred,
Just wanted to give a suggestion, I hope now that igc has been added to vita, I hope for some months of the year “Plus game of the month” is a vita game instead of a ps3 one. It may be a minority demand, but I hope that you can do to keep plus members like me who use vita more than ps3.

    Fred Dutton 26 November, 2012 @ 9:00 am    

    There’ll be plenty of big games for both platforms – you have nothing to worry about!


A bit disappointed there wasn’t a blog post for the release of Virtue’s Last Reward. Even though I chose to import the North American version because the European release won’t include the English dub, it’s still a fantastic game and I hope it does well for Rising Star.

    Fred Dutton 26 November, 2012 @ 9:01 am    

    A great game indeed. Sorry we couldn’t sort a Blog post. Often the language barrier with Japanese third party developers make these difficult to arrange.


Another week of broken store content. Does anyone at Sony actually ever test anything first? Of course Sony have a conflict of interest that they fail to declare. You’ll never get a refund for broken store content, just credit for the store but to get that you’ll have to ring a paid help line service. So it’s in Sony’s interest to put broken content on the store. No update on Singstar, no update on the missing games and Youtube app, no improvement to the store. Wonderbook and LBP Karting bomb spectacularly. PS Allstars gets less than average reviews and looks set to bomb. Cloud saves don’t work on the PS Vita.

Not good is it.

CoolRichy008UK-2 24 November, 2012 @ 1:26 pm   8


supersmith2500 24 November, 2012 @ 1:41 pm   9

A good week, still upset with QForce on the Vita got delayed and also poor Activsion sale but hey. All-Stars Royale was an awesome game.

Ordered a shiny new Vita yesterday despite my disappointment about how it handles account switching. But Persona 4 Gold & Plus … I simply couldn’t resist any further. 🙂

bennyrafal 24 November, 2012 @ 1:52 pm   11

1. QForce looks cool, Polish Preorder price is 199 PLN, on amazon its £13.99 that is 75 PLN ;D that is a RIP OFF ;D

anyways im guessing Polish voice over wont be available outside Poland

2. Singstar topic is like a vermin, give us choice.

3. CoolRichy008UK-2 for behavior like this you should be banned to hell with all your consoles, accounts, laptops, smartphones etc.

4. Vita is getting some fuel now, it is nice to watch as it speeds up


Agreed on CoolRichy. Fake account or not, Sony should be able to uncover all other accounts related to it with ease. Be it by IP or Hardware ID. Send him one final warning and then ban everything.

Project2insanity 24 November, 2012 @ 3:05 pm   13

What I’m playing? Find the best price on Vita, of course. You caved too, Golwar. I’m aiming to order this weekend.

Also playing Love is the Drug from the Sucker Punch soundtrack- it’s awesome! Getting to the intended question, Okami HD and Syndicate, the latter I bought around March but barely touched, it’s actually really good, especially to those who enjoyed the Mirror’s Edge/Deus Ex futures.

@AshishSahoo; Didn’t quite understand what you meant. Game of the month is little more than a timescale. Only thing I’d say is important is that the focus isn’t shifted enough to negatively impact the other console which is highly unlikey to happen anyway since the details have already been outlined.

manutreble 24 November, 2012 @ 3:08 pm   14

Really enjoying plus on Psvita *oops are my on about the psvita heeeyy coolrichy hahah

declan__watson 24 November, 2012 @ 3:12 pm   15

Hey there bloggers
As usual fantastic blog recap Fred, big fan think your doing an amazing job. So yes I’ve had a really good week Fred hope you have a good weekend yourself. I have a question do you think maybe in the future we could have remote play connectivity on all our sony and playstation certified smartphones and tablets? Ill talk to you again soon. Bye guys 🙂 LongLivePlay Sony Make.Believe

AshishSahoo 24 November, 2012 @ 4:12 pm   16

I meant vita offerings should be as good as ps3 ones, like there should be at least a good retail offering for vita every month with 1-2 good downloadable games. I only bought plus for vita and am missing out on ps3 igc games because you cant put ps3 games in your download list using vita or pc, and I rarely use my ps3 now.I hope vita igc is good enough to justify full plus subscription for people like me.

    Fred Dutton 26 November, 2012 @ 9:08 am    

    Generally I think you’ll see one big release added to Vita every month and one smaller downloadable or PSP game. That’s alongside your two big games – Uncharted and Gravity Rush – which will be updated less frequently.

    The schedule looks really good for the next few months – I think you’ll be happy.

bgomes007 24 November, 2012 @ 4:20 pm   17

my playstation freeze on main menu after i install the update 4.31!

bgomes007 24 November, 2012 @ 4:24 pm   18

I friends, i install in my ps3 the update 4.31 and the sistem freeze on main menu after i login.

Project2insanity 24 November, 2012 @ 6:52 pm   19

@AshishSahoo; I see what you mean now. I’d personally say Uncharted and Gravity Rush alone justify subscribing to Plus for Vita. Heck, those are the reasons I’m fast-tracking my plan to buy a Vita. It’ll be difficult to match the PS3 effort since its library is much smaller, still early days.

I noticed you mention you ‘rarely’ use your PS3 so I gather from that you still have one. Even if you rarely use it, I’d totally recommend switching it on at least to put content on your download list so you won’t ever miss out but rather always have the choice there.


alrighty fred,

seems im getting dejavu another blog recap and another platinum trophy in the bag 🙂

great week for gaming again been playing mutant blob’s thanks to plus and its fantastic, nevermind gravity rush(yet lol) this game is amazing and so much fun 🙂
tryed to start ac3 but it just seems so slow to start i gave up for the time being but ill have to dive back in later today its either that or xcom.

hoping to see the plus heads up for December next week along with possible news of a Christmas sale for December, wondering if we will get the 12 deals of Christmas again as i picked up a few titles last year in that.

anyway have a good weekend 🙂


I was lucky yesterday, when Amazon Germany offered a flash deal for the Vita. Paid 25% less for my Vita + LBP for free. But damn are those memory cards still expensive.

Project2insanity 24 November, 2012 @ 8:33 pm   22

@Golwar; Good stuff you caught that deal. I was hoping for the same over here but Amazon bundled it with a PS3. Still an immense deal and went extremely quick. Memory cards are a concern too but I’m just gonna get it over and done with, get me a 32GB. Overall, I think it’ll still work out good value thanks to Plus.

Skookie30 24 November, 2012 @ 9:27 pm   23

It good to see ppl cave in for a wonderful little wonder vita, I have not regret my purchase of the vita I say to ppl that slag off the vita get it @ Xmas beg to family members or better still save up look around shops online etc.

For the vita getting a 2.01 to fix the auto saves I’m holding off getting P4 golden for the moment it may be a plus next year plus I haven’t finish P1 P2 & P3 yes I’m so slow playing my game I don’t speed run.

I’m 1 of those ppl that talks to every NPC then again & again after each story events lol 😀


but ya gotta agree with 1 thing Vita here in europe hardly has any games it’s funny it ain’t taking off in japan they have all the Vita games.

VitaFan123 25 November, 2012 @ 5:36 am   25

Hey, Fred,
I signed up for the thirty day trial on Facebook nearly a week ago, but I still haven’t recieved my code. Any idea when I’ll recieve it?

AshishSahoo 25 November, 2012 @ 7:39 am   26

I am like, super-busy. So when at home, consoles are last thing on my mind, so handhelds all the way for me. Besides I don’t have my ps3 right now, and it will probably stay like that months. I also don’t know anyone near me who owns a ps3, so unless sony unifies psn so that it can accessed fully by vita or pc, only advantage I can take of plus is vita igc games. Vita has a smaller lineup, so obviously difficult to match the 7 years of ps3, but what I don’t want doing is diluting vita igc by offering psp games, which would suck as I have played most of the great games on psp, which incidentally was the best handheld before vita 🙂

AshishSahoo 25 November, 2012 @ 8:09 am   27

Just to add to my previous comment, I already own both uncharted and gravity rush on vita, so this months vita update was not good for me, maybe we can get disgaea 3 next month? 🙂


@ AshishSahoo

good shout my friend disgaea 3 would be amazing as a plus game, i already have 1 and 2 digitally and would love 3 as i have been meaning to buy it, if not free then even a plus discount would be nice.


1= great week on psn store + free stuf ( good to see + also on vita )
2= store update hour = lots better + u can fix tings if them go bad
so i hope new hour stays 🙂
3= ps vita needs folowing games = MONSTERHUNTER !!!!! gagnorack : odesy
new fantasy star online – gta
gmail = graet

4= prices on psn + relase date between continent = 🙁

howh long u spam gone stay on my console ?
have informed by email. european court = against ore wil !!!


ganorack = ragnorack

if u talk more when u gone remove spam we not neet to take aktion .


Been brilliant playing Gravity Rush for free, and of course more great fun playing Singstar. BEST GAME EVER. 🙂


Book of Spells first week global sales – 14,000 units
LPB Karting first week global sales – 80,000 units

Uncharted 3 and GT 5 sold more this week than Book of Spells. That’s what happens when you ignore your user base Sony.

declan__watson 25 November, 2012 @ 2:29 pm   33

As I have told you millions of times before you are not welcome here. All you do is come in and say silly things on a blog and so book of spells isn’t even out for like 2 weeks yet I’m sure it will sell soon. You don’t have to be so hasty all the time please show some respect and sony aren’t ignoring their user bass just stop writing silly immature things in a blog post. LongLivePlay Sony Make.Believe

declan__watson 25 November, 2012 @ 2:47 pm   34

Hello again Fred
I have another question is sony buying any big studios I understand they own abit of square enix and some other studios just another thought though also I saw this on Internet I thought it sounded really good but is Apple Inc acquiring sony corporation in the future I saw it on internet flagged as a rumour but I thought it sounded great I asked a lot of fellow playstation gamers they thought it sounded cool. Anyway thanks hope to hear back from you soon. LongLivePlay Sony Make.Believe

Voodoo341 25 November, 2012 @ 3:13 pm   35


It isn’t your blog, don’t even try to dictate who can and can’t comment. If you don’t like it don’t read it. It’s a bit rich you complaining about immature, silly things. Your daily spam posts about Apple buying Sony are being ignored for a reason.

ryannumber3gamer 25 November, 2012 @ 3:19 pm   36

Hey Fred any news if these games will be added to the PS1 & PS2 classics part of the PS Store?

Parappa the rapper 1 & 2
Umjammer Lammy
Ape Escape 1-3
Spyro 1-3, Enter The Dragonfly, & A Heroes Tail
Crash Bash, Wrath of Cortex, Twinsanity, Tag Team Racing, Crash of the Titans and Mind Over Mutant.
Klonoa 2
Shadow The Hedgehog

Project2insanity 25 November, 2012 @ 3:39 pm   37

Book of Spells first week global sales – 14,000 units
LPB Karting first week global sales – 80,000 units
Voodoo341 lifetime global sales – 0 units

Well, guess the figures do tell ya something…


@ryannumber3gamer hi there, Crash Bandicoot Wrath of Cortex is on the store, its called crash bandicoot 3

ryannumber3gamer 25 November, 2012 @ 4:01 pm   39

No Crash 3 is the much better Crash game 😀 But still i do like Wrath of Cortex…Not as much as Crash 3 but i still like it.

kieranmarsh 25 November, 2012 @ 4:27 pm   40

thanksgiving isnt really any excuse for no reply on the singspam thread… this is the EU blog, whats thanksgiving got to do with us?


while we are on the subject of ps3 crash games id take some crash nitro kart if someone could make it happen 🙂 not tag team, nitro kart 😉



that should have been ps2 not ps3 grr

ryannumber3gamer 25 November, 2012 @ 4:44 pm   43

Yeah i forgot to say Nitro Cart sorry 🙂


so when can we see some improvements in the store update cause your 2 months are up this gonna be the last week. and can you tell Q&A 2 hurry the hell up with the games.

aim3210000000000 25 November, 2012 @ 6:44 pm   45

Ребят,такой вопрос:есть сонька 2.хочу купить UFC.но на соньку 2 он не вышел.вопрос:если купить UFC который вышел на первую соньку,то будет ли графа лучше?

BaasDries 25 November, 2012 @ 6:51 pm   46

Nice update Fred!

aim3210000000000 25 November, 2012 @ 6:51 pm   47

Guys, this question is Sonya 2.hochu buy to Sonya he vyshel.vopros 2: if you buy UFC which came on the first Sonya, would the graph better?

declan__watson 25 November, 2012 @ 9:42 pm   48

There not Dailey spam posts if it was spamming I would be saying it over and over again and don’t need to be so cheeky I only asked like I said I saw it on the Internet flagged as a rumour I’m just seeing if its true or not and its not that I have anything wrong with what you post it just looked not nice just saying that oh book of spells hasn’t sold good in sales yet it was only released last week give it another week and they will sell more. I don’t know why you were impersonating me I was just asking about the rumour anyway sorry for any inconvenience. LongLivePlay Sony Make.Believe

Dark_Overlord 26 November, 2012 @ 1:43 am   49

No word on the COD season pass pricing yet?


Fred, any idea if Lego Lord of the Rings will actually download this time either automatically or manually today or tomorrow :P? I’ve already been charged for it and it claimed to start the auto-download at 2 am, but checking the PS3 shows no download in progress or any game to install.

Fred Dutton 26 November, 2012 @ 9:28 am   51

Sorry you’ve had to wait. The Store team tells me this should be available tomorrow.

Hi Fred.

Censoring critiques now I see. (heads-up comment 336)

While it is nice to see your employee reply to comments more than he used to, it is pointless if these replies are not directed to more pertinent problems.

If my comment was too curt or patronising, please note that it was a rebuke of your employees curt and patronising reply to comment 319.

And here’s me thinking that you used to be a journalist.

Poor stuff.


    Fred Dutton 26 November, 2012 @ 10:21 am    

    If your comment was removed by our moderation team (I rarely remove posts personally), it was likely because it contained offensive language, or was aggressive/abusive in tone. We absolutely welcome criticism and feedback, when delivered in a constructive manner.

lengendaryboss 26 November, 2012 @ 10:19 am   53

Fred i am not sure if this is just me, but PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale has disappeared from the PS Vita store, whenever i click on the PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale Banner there is no “Buy now” or download free trial button, the options is no longer there. and different problem when i did download the free trial it said i had no online pass (you can see the problem there) when i pressed start it said Welcome to PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale. you downloaded the free trial please purchase the full version. thats it no gameplay, nothing. you reply if you want to Fred Flintstone, seriously change your avatar, take a five minute break and change it to one of your favourite games. people stop complaining about the singstar app i have it, do you see me complaining non stop no, would i prefer to delete or move it yes. bottom line doesn’t bother me.

Dark_Overlord 26 November, 2012 @ 10:21 am   54

Come on Fred, please answer 🙂 Is the Call Of Duty season pass going to be adjusted to the price its advertised everywhere, or is it staying at the higher price? If so I definitely won’t be buying it

fifa13 : 200-250$
black ops : 250-300$
hitman : 150$

this is the price for the games above 2 or 3 weeks b4 release, games always get leaked here in saudi and i refuse to pay these price not because i cant but its simply wrong ,so what can i do to get my games “on time” pre-order from UK where the games will be sent to my UK address then my brother will send it by mail which means ill get the game 10 days after release if im lucky as it take 2 weeks to get here …
now all this became history since August as more games started to show up on psn which is why im very happy with day 1 digital programme.
i’m hoping it’s not a one off ..
please pass the msg Fred as pre order is a no go in saudi unless its on PSN finally BIG thank you to you & the psn team for your time & hard work

    Fred Dutton 26 November, 2012 @ 10:51 am    

    The decision on whether a game gets a digital day 1 launch lies with the publisher (FIFA – EA, Black Ops – Activision, etc). I can’t promise every title will get a day 1 digital release, but you should certainly see more of this in the future. Certainly this will be the case with many of the games Sony publish.


facebook make the facebook app? so if i ask them to change it abit could they? or do they need premition from sony?

and does google make the youtube app?

@ fred
thx for your replay & i knew its the publisher decision , lets hope this year was good for them on psn if not then there is always luis suarez to blame 🙂


I (if you have ever read any of my posts) never use abusive or aggressive language. Nor do I use sycophantic and grovelling language.

I asked why your employee deemed it more important to ignore queries from customers who had paid money for a product that was not working (PSABR) or in the case of Black Ops II (which I see you are still avoiding) a pass that is more expensive than the publisher’s recommended retail price.

I also questioned the confidence we should have in an employee who quite clearly has no understanding of the products he is selling (Frobisher Says!)

Instead we were provided with an in-depth ‘plug’ for DMC and jokey comments about gangnam.

So, asking for your employee to prioritize, is not constructive feedback? Particularly when every Wednesday his blog is deluged with problems.

As for tone, I refer you to the response your employee gave to an angry customer (comment 319).

Thanks for your reply anyway Fred, disappointing as it was.


Jestersoil 26 November, 2012 @ 11:28 am   59

Hey Fred,
just wanted to ask, is there any chance that we may see Heavy Rain for free on plus in December??

thanks 🙂


Fred Dutton
The decision on whether a game gets a digital day 1 launch lies with the publisher (FIFA – EA, Black Ops – Activision, etc). I can’t promise every title will get a day 1 digital release, but you should certainly see more of this in the future. Certainly this will be the case with many of the games Sony publish.

i like 100% retail -100 digital so we can choose
but 1 ting i not understend = compare u price u see why we laugh whith u prices . also cod pas = no freaking way i pay more then game to dlc ore prepay card

not cheapest chop but cheaper then psn = why u stil not understend u way of prices = ridiculus


continu = almoast no price above 59€
so games on psn need to be 50€ max when in real store them 59€

Dark_Overlord 26 November, 2012 @ 11:33 am   62

Ok Fred, if you’re choosing to ignore answering the questions about the COD season pass (Just like Jawad), can you point me to someone who will answer the question. Thanks


nice = sony not own bos in store , lol
activision – ea are disgrace on psn prices

u nowh when ragnorack odysee wil see day licht in Europe ?


Buying the “Season Pass” for Black Ops II will give you all 4 map packs for $49.99, which saves you about $10 compared if bought them separately. As always, the DLCs will be Xbox 360 exclusives for 30 days.

so =49.99 USD = 38.55 EUR to day great aploud to sony en activision


Just another reason to go xbox next gen, cheaper dlc and earlier than ps3.


@Fred re: Virtue’s Last Reward. I guess you could be referring to the Japanese side needing to approve stuff, but if you’re assuming it was self-published by the Japanese developer… The actual European publisher is Rising Star Games – a British company. You had them on the blog just recently to promote Deadly Premonition: Director’s Cut.

The game got a blog post on the US blog, it just seems odd it didn’t get something here too, especially when you seem quite interested in promoting less known games.

    Fred Dutton 26 November, 2012 @ 12:20 pm    

    You’re correct, but we try and get the developer to appear where possible, as they’re closest to the game. In this case they’re Japanese. But it’s a fair cop – we could in theory have had RSG here. Still, great game – I hope you’re enjoying it.


so let me guess Fred we get 1 Big Vita game & 1 smaller game that be 2 games per month while Ps3 games are 3 games per month.

because of the othe 2 games wont reflesh as much, but I’m sure in december that we get 2 Vita games SCEA get more then us.

btw ppl top darts is a free vita game i wouls rather have wipeout & jet set radio.

why fred you lot gone back on Ross promise of partial hmm.


* would


Alan2112 jes i also tinking about making a change after al the jears loyalty to sony , them are loosing repect by many peopel ( somting them canot permith themself in times of crisis inside sony en the rest of the world )

Dark_Overlord 26 November, 2012 @ 12:25 pm   70

Ok thanks Fred, I’ve emailed Acti now asking them whats going on 🙂

Commonwealth 26 November, 2012 @ 1:26 pm   71


let me know if you get an answer.
i´m interrested in this, too.

Comment here or write me on psn.
the funny thing on this is, that if you brought the season pass on GAME or Amazon, then you´ll get a voucher like the PSN-cards.
with these you only get that amount of money in your wallet.
so if you bought it there … you only got 35pound … that´s not enough to buy it on PSN. it´s a kind of scam i guess :-/



49.99 USD = 38.55 EUR so put u taks from u contry = 21% to Belgium
38.55+21% = 46.6455 € rounded up = 47 € not paying more
them not need mony = good

Commonwealth 26 November, 2012 @ 2:12 pm   73


okay then …

49.99 USD = 38.55 EUR (like you posted)
tax is 19% in Germany

38.55 EUR +19% =45.8745 EUR (round up 46 EUR)

So but why does in DE PSN-Store cost the Season Pass 51.99 EUR ?!
Thats 5.99 EUR MORE.
And the problem with these Season Pass-Cards from Amazon or GAME is not solved either.
You only get 35pound in UK with theses cards (idk what in EUR or USD)


if with smaller game for Vita plus means psp game they gonna run out soon they hardly have any psp games on the store. they never bothered or care 2 get all the title’s that had UMD release.

ya gotta love SCEE Your comment is awaiting moderation. just for stating facts that their service’s sucks. and ne ver any improvement in 5 years on content.


Commonwealth = jep i tink sony need fast lots of mony 🙂

prices are not one bit correct to lots of euro contry´s

also 51.99 in Belgium

them need to sel all maps solo to me ( corect price )so i can whipe out zombie maps


lots of games are cheaper if u inport from uk .
lots of stores are geting them games from uk now

others are asking 1- good dlc extra
2-also better prises when them buy lots of stock

Commonwealth 26 November, 2012 @ 2:35 pm   78


i´ll check the stores in a few minutes about the price-tags.

my prob is, that i have to buy the season pass in UK, because i´ve got the Hardened UK edition of BO2.

But I am not willing to pay a higher price than others. Moreover, without notice from Sony. And the advert. from Activision is a different price than in PSN-Store.
Not to mention the Xbox price. :-/


Commonwealth = sony takes also some roalty mony but to many = to many

i have problem whith sony atitude = them have to wait ful month lather on dlc + are geting more expensife then other consoles

so them have no bad deal but realy xxxx deal (xxxx input tekst u want )

Vita discounts coming to US PSN next week
Price cuts for ModNation Racers, WipEout, Resistance and more
For $26.99, you’ll be able to grab Unit 13, Resistance Burning Skies and Smart As. And if you fancy a bit of Uncharted: Golden Abyss it’s new price as of next Tuesday will be $35.99.

so can we expect a discount on those games instead off the one’s you guys offer at SCEE>

solarwind12 26 November, 2012 @ 3:20 pm   81

Have got to keep a eye on this BLOPs2 season pass topic, if i have read correctly, then Activision are advertising a lower price than is on the psn store, ?.. so unless Acti- are telling porkies the psn have added the extra, £7 ish to official/advertised And recommended price.. now with CoDs dlc being The biggest Euro selling items that is a Lot of extra money that someone, Acti or psn ?. is Going to make, in fact i would say it’s even more than what the ‘extra’ plus (vita) games will cost, for SCE worldwide, coincidence ?. well no-one really believes they get something for nothing, do they, ironic really, i mean a typical CoD player probably has no interest in vita or ps plus, but it ‘may’ be them who are financing it all, is the US price similarly more ?. or is it again just europeans who are being used in this way.. Very early days to be speculating in this way, But with our recent history, forced icons, dollar for euro exchange rates and any other issues, surely nobody can be mad at me for taking such a idea and posting it.. Will look forwards to the Activision response, with much interest.

solarwind12 26 November, 2012 @ 3:21 pm   82

and i am awaiting your moderation response, good day.

windscare007 26 November, 2012 @ 3:43 pm   83

I also didn’t receive any code for one month for plus even after giving e-mail. Can you look into that?

AshishSahoo 26 November, 2012 @ 3:48 pm   84

Thanks Fred for replies. There is no customer support there, so your replies really help me!
Keep up the great work!

Commonwealth 26 November, 2012 @ 4:02 pm   85


So after all I decided to look into several PSN-Stores (DE/UK/US) and the advertisement from Activision on there official homepage (DE/UK/US)


DE = 49.99 EUR
UK = 34.99 GBP
US = 49.99 USD


DE = 51.99 EUR
UK = 41.99 GBP
US = 49.99 USD

So in sum there are 2 of 3 countries that get ripped:
DE and UK (others i didn´t checked!)

DE has to pay 2.00 EUR more than the official price.
UK has to pay 7.00 GBP more than the official price.

So what is going on with this season pass?!
Please give us an official statement! (or at least a response here).
Without explanation or answer, for me this is a clear evidence of a rip-off from Sony.

Sorry to say this, but i´m very angry about this price-policy!

supersmith2500 26 November, 2012 @ 4:57 pm   86

Good evening once again Fred, I read that SEGA’s AM2 fighting games are coming to PSN next Wednesday, is it true?


I assume “Sorry you’ve had to wait. The Store team tells me this should be available tomorrow.” was an answer to me, Fred :)? Thanks, if so ^^ I can wait until tomorrow.



I was looking at the InMotion DLC for Portal 2, as I had held off on buying Portal 2 until either Move support was added or I would play it on PC. The stars sort of aligned where I now have a decent enough PC as well as Move support was added to Portal, so I thought I’d buy Portal 2, play it, and then get the InMotion DLC.

However, to my shock I cannot find Portal 2 on the Store (I’m in The Netherlands). Is that an accident from the new store, or was it taken down? Surely of all the games that exist on the store, this one I’d have expected to be able to buy online!



When will singspam be removed from my PS3?

Why does SCEE hate their customers?

And why did you just stole money from my credit card? Yeah, it’s no joke. They actually stole money from me.


Stole = steal

Sorry for the typo.

Adie_Stone 27 November, 2012 @ 3:38 am   91

Fred, have you played ‘The Walking Dead’?

I just want to know what your opinions on it are.
I’ve just completed the 5th episode and gained my platinum trophy (One of the easiest platinum’s ever seen as you only have to finish the game).

I have to say I was disappointed in the 5th episode as it swayed too much one way before swaying too much the other way.

I’d love to hear your and others opinions on the full game.

    Fred Dutton 27 November, 2012 @ 9:18 am    

    I’m ashamed to say it’s sitting in my backlog list. I’m one of those people who waits until a TV series is over before watching it so I can enjoy it all in one go without havign to wait between instalments. I’m takign the same approach with Walking Dead! Looking forward to it though…


Hoping Lego Lotr is up for download when I get home from work this evening ^^

    Fred Dutton 27 November, 2012 @ 9:33 am    

    This has just gone live. It might take 30 mins or so to appear on the live Store but you’ll definitely have it this evening. Again, sorry for the wait.


Halfway through the installation of Lego Lotr now 🙂 Thank you very much to the whole team and you, Fred ^^

Player42791 27 November, 2012 @ 5:56 pm   94


When’s the plus heads up post scheduled to be up?


the black ops 2 season pass price is £32 on Xbox so we were already being ripped off by £3 but now we are being ripped off by £10

I checked an exchange rate site and £42 is $66 and ps3 users in US have it for $50 that is CRAZY.

if this doesn’t get sorted i’m going to report Sony/Activision to Watchdog in the UK under fair tranding standards because we are being ripped off.
anyone else who is upset should report to watchdog aswell.