“Heads-up” PlayStation Store update 5th December 2012

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Leading the way this week is Guardians of Middle-Earth – an authentic multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game set in the Lord of the Rings universe and crafted specifically for console systems. Gamers team up as the most powerful heroes from the greatest fantasy epic of all time, bringing up to 10 players together in strategic five vs five competitive multiplayer battle arenas.

Studio Ghibli and Namco Bandai’s beautiful Ni No Kuni receives a demo this week for RPG fans to have a bash at. With glorious visuals in the style Ghibli are famous for, step into the shoes of young Oliver as he sets off on a journey to save his mother.

PlayStation Plus subscribers, what a month you have! One of my favourite games of this console generation, Batman Arkham City, is your Game of the Month. You also gain access to the fabulous Vanquish and Limbo, too, which are similarly fabulous!

There’s also the 12 Deals of Christmas that started this week – remember, the deal will change regularly so be sure to stay tuned for the latest updates on PS Store.

The rest of the week’s content can be found below, including card game Uncharted: Fight for Fortune, a new Challenge Pack for Dragon’s Dogma, new missions for XCOM, an extra area to explore in Darksiders 2 and lots more!

Oh, and retro gamers might want to check out the PlayStation Mobile store today, as action strategy classic Lemmings returns! Look out for a Blog post from the developer tomorrow.

See you back here next week for more content. It should be a good one.

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.

PlayStation Plus

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  • Batman: Arkham City – 100% off
  • Vanquish – 100% off
  • Limbo – 100% off
  • Marble Run Dynamic Theme – Exclusive

Plus discounts

  • Jetpack Joyride – 50% off
  • topatoi: The Great Tree Story – 10% off
  • topatoi – 10% off
  • 4 Elements HD – 10% off
  • Rayman Origins – 10% off
  • Breath of Fire 3 – 50% off
  • Capcom Classics Reloaded – 50% off
  • Capcom Classics Collection Remixed Essentials – 50% off
  • Capcom Puzzle World – 50% off
  • Mega Man Maverick Hunter X – 50% off
  • Monster Hunter Freedom Essentials – 50% off
  • Monster Hunter Freedom 2 Essentials – 50% off
  • Monster Hunter Freedom Unite – 50% off
  • Power Stone Collection – 50% off
  • Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max – 50% off

PS3 games

Brothers In Arms: Hell’s Highway
Price: £15.99/€19.99
PEGI: 18
Availability: Not available in Bulgaria, Hungary, Qatar

Darksiders 2
Price: £29.99/€39.99
PEGI: 16
Availability: All

 

 

Fighting Vipers
Price: £3.69/€4.49
PEGI: 12
Availability: All

 

 

Mass Effect
Price: £11.99/€14.99
PEGI: 18
Availability: All

 

 

Page Chronica
Price: £8.79/€10.99
PEGI: 7
Availability: All

 

 

Sonic The Fighters
Price: £3.69/€4.49
PEGI: 7
Availability: All

 

 

Virtua Fighter 2
Price: £3.69/€4.49
PEGI: 12
Availability: All

 

 

Guardians Of Middle-Earth (trial available)
Price: £11.99/€14.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: All

 

 

Rotastic (trial available)
Price: £7.99/€9.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in Turkey

 

 

PS3 demos (Free)

LittleBigPlanet Karting
PEGI 7
Availability: All

 

 

 

Ni No Kuni
PEGI: 12
Availability: All

 

 

 

PS Vita

Uncharted: Fight For Fortune
Price: £3.19/€3.99
PEGI: 7
Availability: All

 

 

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Price: £34.99/€39.99
PEGI: 7
Availability: All

 

 

WRC 3 Fia
Price: £29.99/€34.99
PEGI: 3
Availability: Not available in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Kuwait, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine

 

PSP games

Invizimals
Price: £6.99/€7.99
PEGI: 7
Availability: All

 

 

Invizimals: Shadow Zone
Price: £6.99/€7.99
PEGI: 7
Availability: All

 

 

Invizimals: The Lost Tribes
Price: £6.99/€7.99
PEGI: 7
Availability: All

 

PS Mobile

Lemmings
Price: Free, with in-game purchases

EcoFish
Price: £1.39/€1.79

minis

Hotel Mogul
Price: £1.99/€2.49
PEGI: 3
Availability: Not available in AU, NZ

PS3 DLC

Assassin’s Creed III – The Hidden Secrets Pack (Only for Season Pass holders)
Availability: All

Darksiders 2

  • The Demon Lord Belial

Prices: £6.49/€7.99
Availability: All

Dragon’s Dogma

  • A Trial for Adventurers – Challenge Pack

Prices: Free
Availability: All

Guardians Of Middle-Earth

  • Guardians Of Middle-Earth – Season Pass

Prices: £11.99/€14.99
Availability: All

LittleBigPlanet

  • Festive Goodies Level Kit (Re-release, only available until 31st December!)

Prices: £2.39/€2.99
Availability: All

LittleBigPlanet (Cross-Buy)

  • Santa Hat And Beard Costume (Re-Release)
  • Santa Coats & Boots (Re-Release, only available until 31st December!)

Prices: Free
Availability: All

Magic 2013

  • Berserker Rage Foils (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Berserker Rage Unlock (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Grim Procession Foils (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Grim Procession Unlock (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Magic 2013 Deck Pack 2 (£1.99/€2.49)

Availability: All

Max Payne 3

  • Painful Memories

Prices: £7.29/€8.99 (Free for Season Pass holders)
Availability: All

Resident Evil 6

  • Resident Evil 6 Stage Map Pack A

Prices: £1.59/€1.99
Availability: All

Rock Band 3

  • A Death (£0.59/€0.79)
  • Act Of War (£0.59/€0.79)
  • Controller (£0.99/€1.49)
  • For The Kids Of The Multiculture (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Jumping Ship (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Remedy (£0.99/€1.49)
  • She Talks To Angels (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Sometimes Salvation (£0.99/€1.49)
  • The Black Crowes Pack 01 (£2.49/€3.99)

Availability: Not available in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Poland, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE

Singstar

  • Baccara – Yes Sir, I Can Boogie
  • Carrie Underwood – So Small
  • Dappy – No Regrets
  • N.E.R.D – She Wants To Move
  • Selena Gomez & The Scene -Love You Like A Love Song
  • South Pacific -There Is Nothin’ Like A Dame
  • South Pacific -Some Enchanted Evening
  • South Pacific – I’m In Love With A Wonderful Guy
  • South Pacific – Happy Talk
  • South Pacific – I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair
  • The Platters – Only You (And You Alone)
  • Zapato Veloz – Tractor Amarillo

Prices: £0.79/€0.99

Street Fighter X Tekken

  • Boost Gem Trial Pack 8 (Free)
  • Colour Palette Add-On 10 (Free)
  • Sf Boost Gem Pack 19 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Sf Boost Gem Pack 20 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Sf Boost Gem Pack 21 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Sf/Tk Shared Assist Gem Pack 7 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Tk Boost Gem Pack 19 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Tk Boost Gem Pack 20 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Tk Boost Gem Pack 21 (£0.79/€0.99)

Availability: All

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD

  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 HD Revert Pack

Prices: £3.99/€4.99
Availability: All

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

  • Slingshot

Prices: £5.49/€6.99
Availability: All

PS Vita DLC

Street Fighter X Tekken

  • Boost Gem Trial Pack 8 (Free)
  • Colour Palette Add-On 10 (Free)
  • Sf Boost Gem Pack 19 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Sf Boost Gem Pack 20 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Sf Boost Gem Pack 21 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Sf/Tk Shared Assist Gem Pack 7 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Tk Boost Gem Pack 19 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Tk Boost Gem Pack 20 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Tk Boost Gem Pack 21 (£0.79/€0.99)

Availability: All

355 Comments
42 Author replies

Symphony of the Night before the end of the year? :)

1.1

Quite possibly…

supersmith2500 05 December, 2012 @ 15:01
2

Retro City Rampage and how is QA going for it?

2.1

Shouldn’t be far off now. A date should be announced soon.

Can we please get an update on Dracula X Chronicles or Symphony of the Night?

3.1

It’s possible it might be coming pretty soon however, I need a little bit more info on it first.

Crash Bash before the end of the year?

What really surprised me is that Catwoman DLC is included with Batman AC. I was ready to buy it actually, but it said it’s not avaible :-D than God for that. Such an awesome surprise! You’re awesome! :-D

5.1

Chris is the one to thank!

Wallace and Gromits Grand Adventures before the end of the year

7

When does the Vita Playstation Plus go live?

Hang on a minute, full price BD games at a semi-sensible price not for £59.99? How inconsiderate what can people complain about now :-)

9

I didn’t get a chance to post this until now as I was travelling, but I just wanted to say thanks to Jawad Ashraf, Mike Kebby and Chris Howe for the Valkyria Chronicles II price drop I asked for!

:)

almighty-slayer 05 December, 2012 @ 15:04
10

not a bad update

Any chance that the Invizimals games work on Vita?

I wanted to buy Guardians of Middle Earth… But … can it be played with two players via Split Screen ????

I presume they’re re-writing Retro City Rampage from scratch.

Yay for Virtua Fighter 2 and Ni no Kuni demo :)

Sucks that Square-Enix still haven’t released any PS1 Imports though, like Threads of Fate, Chrono Cross and so on.

Or Suikoden, Suikoden II and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night from Konami.

Or Mega Man Legends 1&2 and Tron Bonne from Capcom.

Pretty sure you’re already tired of this question, but I’m gonna pop it anyway. What’s the status on the PS1 Spyro Trilogy?

14.1

Come back in a few days for some info…

patiently awaiting labyrinth legends~

Damn I missread Resident Evil 2 for Vita.
It was actually Jetpack Joyride. :-/

16.1

Nothing to confirm on this but it is known and being looked into. Remain hopeful!

17

Hi
What happened to the Soundshape DLC that was meant to come out last week and it is still not available on the store?

17.1

That will be available next Wednesday – apologies for the short delay on that.

Nothing really for me this week,can we have a update on skyrim:dawnguard please I know we getting dragonborn next year.

Gonna get sonic the fighters and virtual fighter 2 later on :)

20

I can see that there is a 10% discount on Rayman Origins for Plus members.. but there is also a deal that wasn’t mentioned where Rayman Origins is already discounted nearly half price.. so PS+ get 10% off that deal… Also, Lumines is half price.. but what is this deal? Where is the information on that?

21

retro city!………….
whats happened to it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wooooo! Free Lemmings and PS+ content!!! Thanks Jawad!! Are the Sega fighting games any good? Sonic Fighters and Virtua Fighter 2 have interested me and are very cheap but are they actually good? Today is a nice tight update. Can’t wait to get home now!

22.1

I’ve never played Sonic Fighters but VF2 sure is good. Of course, modern day fighters have expanded greatly but VF2 will always remain a classic. Fun times!

23

Does Arkham city come with the catwoman DLC as part of the playstation plus offer?

23.1

Sure does.

24

Mass Effect.

Everything else is invalid.

:P

Shenmue 1 & 2 and Digimon World any chance of them being releasd???

25.1

Nag Sega :D I’d love to see Shenmue and Skies of Arcadia :)

hey jawad hows things :) any word on tekken 4 and I was wondering if there will be a discount for mirrors edge thanks :)

26.1

Nothing on Tekken 4.

I will suggest Mirror’s Edge to Chris.

Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed for Vita is on the store. Not sure if you’ve missed it off here or confused it with the PS3 version

27.1

You are correct, it is the Vita version. Will get the post edited, thanks.

No Sound Shapes DLC? Omg, SCEE u totally fail at supporting ur customers.

Will Batman Arkham City come with discounted DLC like Dead Space 2 did? I’d love to pick up those Challenge Room packs at £3 a pop!

29.1

There will be some discounts next week for DLC!

So i’ve heard about this awesome thing….an update that will deliver great gifts to the dedicated people of the playstation community. Then i saw this! Invizimals finally on the store….could this possibly mean that Vita users can get that game? and apart from that, no news on the Symphony of Night?

30.1

I’m not aware if Invizimals works on Vita, I’ll need to check it out.

Nothing firm on SoN but I’m expecting something soon.

31

hey ive just been charged 19.99 when getting batman and vanquish thru my plus whats the score with that

31.1

Please contact customer services as this shouldn’t have happened. Apologies for that.

Jawad

Does the Mass Effect 1 Come With Any DLC ?

And also there are a few new themes this week iam looking to buy but there is no previews for them, WE NEED Previews for dynamic Themes

33

Jawad, sorry to be an annoyance, but The Demon Lord Belial doesn’t appears as free for Season Pass holders, just like what happenned with the Abyssal Forge. I hope you can report it and have a solution soon :)

BTW, glad to have added Batman, Vanquish and Limbo today, and looking forward to MK Vita. Thanks for the hard work guys :)

33.1

I will flag it up.

When are we getting Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus? NA and JP PSN both have it now. They’re virtually the same game so I don’t see why we’re still waiting.

No discount on Arkham City dlc?

35.1

We’ll have some Arkham City DLC discounts going live next Wedensday – should give you enough time to plough through the main campaign!

No Dj Max huh ? Hmm.. I think I’ll just make a US account since they get everything and we only get some leftovers.

36.1

DJ Max is one I’ve personally looked into – there currently isn’t a EU publisher for those titles and noone has approached Pentavision with interest. The US division is also quite small and were busy enough with just the US release. All this info you can find on the DJ Max Technika Tune Facebook page.

I do hope they eventually come out as it’s a great series but right now there aren’t any plans to release in EU.

Yeah… does invizimals work on Vita??????
Counter Strike????

Batman says its free in the IGC menu then when I enter it, its marked for 29.99euros if I add to cart it says its free but it still says i have to pay 29.99 on the side. Can you check it out please?

Hi Jawad,
I read that Milestone has released free DLC for their WRC 3 game on the playstation Vita but I can’t find anything in the store. I am accessing the EU/Greek store. Is there any information on the subject?
Will it be available?
Thanks

39.1

I’m not aware of any DLC coming out for it this week.

madmanwithabox12 05 December, 2012 @ 15:10
40

Hey Jawad, nice update. Might wanna put Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed for Vita on there, since it seems to have snuck onto the store.

41

Why can’t eu get the Hitman dlc bundle? I’ve been asking this for three weeks now, please respond.

Wow arkham city looks like the biggest and best freebie since PS+ launched. Really excited to play that I was going to buy it at somepoint now I dont have to :)

Limbo for free to that looks like a great game – Best PS+ month since the one after E3.

43

A great update this week. Batman, Limbo and Ni No Kumi demo not to mention Mass Effect 1 for £11.99. Awesome.

Please tell me there’s an actual Mass Effect Trilogy pack like in the US.

Mass Effect pricing is totally off in the Israeli store, Mass Effect 3 costs 399 while the trilogy costs 349 and contains it along with DLC and the other two games…

What an awesome update!

I dont know if its just me, but when i hit Limbo all i get is the full key unlock, and not the actual game? EVen tried searching for it in store and do it that way. Same result. Not sure if there is something missing or im just being a bit stupid?

Rayman Origins – 10% off. Really? Why so small?!

Is a Sega fighters (VF2, SF & FV) getting a bundle similar to XBL ?. If so i’ll wait, if not i’ll get SF now & the rest later.

Thanks.

YES! Mass effect 1 at last!! Does it include any dlc that the xboxers had? Will the save file link ino 2 and 3? Nice discount on breath of fire 3, any chance of BOF4 coming onto the EU store?

no sound shapes dlc?

Hi Jawad, Virtua Fighter 2 has the Fighting Vipers picture in case you missed that.

Also, i’ve been unable to re-download Infamous for quite some time now. The version on my download list and also all the versions on the game download screen including the PS+trial won’t install without a Psp connected for some reason. The download/install bubble also has a yellow mark to the left of it and i’m not sure what that means, if anything. Any ideas ? Cheers

51.1

I raised that issue already.

I’m not sure on problem with download infamous. What message are you getting exactly?

Best bet is to contact customers to guide you through it.

So is mass effect 1 available straight away or do we have to wait until Friday?

52.1

Right now!

Did someone say Sound shapes dlc ? Are we due some ? Great if we are.

ps plus wow mass effect too wow great work

How come Sonic all stars racing transformed has had it’s price raised? It was only £29.99 the other day you’ve slapped another £5 on top of it (It’s not as good as the first so w/e)
Really tempted to get Mass Effect 1 now instead of waiting for friday, no trilogy pack on the store though?

55.1

Sorry, this is actually the Vita version.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 HD Revert Pack, for me this week!

It would have read better & not caused any confusion, if the PLUS discounts stated what platform they are for! PLUS freebies for me also.

Retro City Rampage still not released :( At this rate it will release, when the US have a discount!

@jawad

i bought tomba 2 when you guys released it. i want my money back cause i bought it and you guys took it out off my download list that’s called theft diden’t know SCEE starting stealing from ppl 2 get money
most likely the only way you guys make money is by stealing cause it can’t be content you guys hardly release any new or old games.

and where is the youtube app you said was coming shortly

Pretty sweet update, this along with the PS+ stuff will make for a busy month.

Though like every week, any update on Spyro or SOTN? :D

58.1

The update for Spyro is “Soon”, the update for SotN is a more hazey “Soon”… I would say have money ready in case they suddenly appear, though.

Also anyone unsure of what comes with Mass Effect 1 : It includes Bringing down the sky DLC, the Pinnacle station DLC doesn’t look like it’s coming to PS3.

@ zxRATTLExz

There are Sound Shapes DLC packages within the US store so it’s only a matter of time before we receive them.

60.1

Yes, these will be out in EU next week

Any chance of a list of all the PS plus games we’ve had for free? There’s no where on the net that labels each one we’ve had

62

Any info on the release date and pricing for the digital version of Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing Transformed for Vita?

62.1

It’s listed above but under PS3 instead of Vita (had a derp moment…)

Also, Power Stone collection is missing from the Israeli store.

64

Hey Jawed, any chance of Assassins Creed 3 avatars ?

Dawnguard and hearth fire by the end of this year

Can’t complain this week, crikey. Been hoping for a demo of LBP Karting, and that RPG demo looks interesting too. And Arkham for free? Uh, yup, I’ll be having that thanks.

But now I’m also wondering if I should restart my Mass Effect runthrough on the PS3, so I can avoid playing ME3 on the PC (‘cos I’m still paranoid about EA’s Origin). Tricky…

I see people have finally given up asking about CS:GO. What an utter shambles.

By the way Uncharted fight for fortune doesnt have a trial or demo. I thought there was supposed to be one?

EternalChaos72 05 December, 2012 @ 15:21
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hey jawad, you alrady know my question. is there no update on capcom avatars?

69.1

Sadly not…

Sorry forgot to ask, When Does Mortal Kombat Come To Vita Plus ?

@ salty-seadog

If you’ve been charged then you’re pretty silly for checking out! When you checkout it states what the price will be so if it wasn’t free you should’ve held off!

Just looked on the store. Mass effect 1 is a 10GB download. Better clear some space

I have a general question about the store and the rating system. Looking at uncharted fight for fortune its had 17 downloads all 5 stars. does the store automatically give a 5 star rating when a game is bought. it seems like it does which is very misleading. Ive noticed this on other games too on the store where they have all 5 star reviews on the day of release.

73.1

No, these are based on what you guys vote.

@ Fred & Jawad

With regards to the Batman Arkham City DLC that will be discounted next week. Please make sure the discounts are acceptable, as like i’ve stated numerous times, you can purchase the GOTY Edition for £14.95 with all DLC, so your discounts need to be cheaper than that!

75

Hi, Darksiders 2 The Demon Lord Belial dlc is not showing as free ( I have the seasons pass), and I still cant buy all-star battle royal on vita, please fix
Thanks

@ INS1GHTFUL

You have to physically submit a rating. Alot of purchasers will just rate it 5* without playing it first, so I wouldn’t acknowledge the ratings if I were you!

Frankie_Sambuca 05 December, 2012 @ 15:27
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Bought Virtua Fighter 2 and Fighting Vipers, both awesome! However in the store where you look at screenshots one is clearly from Fighting Vipers 2, which isn’t on PS3 but should be next in the Model 3 collection along with Virtua Fighter 3 and Scud Race. Go on make it happen!

@jawad

very important question… when are you guys going bankrupt cause with zero real games been released for months you sure are making no profit with european users.

I agree with Jawad, Virtua Fighter 2 is indeed a classic!

Sonic Fighters is horrible & i’m surprised they even bothered to release it again. Not sure on Viping Fighters but have heard mainly positive things.

So Sonic Racing Vita is £34.99 on the store. I got the PS3 version cheaper than that! Seriously, what’s with all these 3rd parties pricing their Vita games so unreasonably? Sony games tend to be priced reasonably on the Vita store with the only exceptions being Uncharted and Resistance. But it’s rare to see a full retail third party Vita game be priced at £29.99 or lower. Can’t Sony just put a limit on how much third parties are allowed to charge on the Vita store? I’m sorry, but more than £29.99 for a Vita game is ridiculous.

My god Sony’s worse then bethesda dodge past the dawnguard question Fred,come on tell us whats happening,doesn’t matter anyway cause I is not buying it.

81.1

This is entirely an issue for Bethesda I’m afraid. They make the DLC, not Sony – as soon as they have an announcement to make, you’ll hear about it.

Any chance that Powerstone collection would be playable on the Vita? That game was awesome on the dreamcast – mega-awesome actually!

Saw some of your earlier comments, it would be a Christmas treat to get our hands on SOTN and Spyro before Christmas, you better not be teasing us! lol.

83.1

What would Christmas be without a tease?

@Kuja84 Mass effect 2 has a patch now that allows saves to carry from one to two.

Thank goodness we get Arkham City and not Bioshock 2 (haven’t played it, but the first one was pretty lame) !

This may be a stupid question but how do i download Limbo? it’s free now but wherever i find it on the store (even under demos) it just downloads the unlock key and not the actual game!

86.1

When you see it in PS Plus, click on ‘Game Page’ and you’ll get the main game from there.

Cant find little big planet karting demo in the new demos section.

Also when i go to the lpb karting main page there’s no link to a demo.

where is it :(

87.1

It should be up now.

@Grimmy11 You just have to download the demo, the unlock key will then make it the full game :)

@A_Nonny_Moose

Incredibly, £34.99 is the price of the vita version.

PS3 version is £5 cheaper.

Crazy, i know.

Carnivius_Prime 05 December, 2012 @ 15:37
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Pass. Nothing for me to buy and the Plus freebies don’t appeal to me much at all.

I add Limbo to my cart, and even though it says FREE, my subtotal is 9.99. Something is wrong …

I think I’ll take Vanquish, Ni No Kuni demo and the Marble Run Dynamic Theme, cheers.

I add Limbo to my cart and even though in the list it says it’s free, in the subtotal it appears as 9.99. Something is not right

@Jamesyp00 I went through the demos and it still downloaded the unlock code, but I managed to re-download the demo by going through my download history from last year.

Thanks anyway

supersmith2500 05 December, 2012 @ 15:40
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@Morfi79:
I got mine without problems. Did you download the Trial & Unlock and it’s key?

Ni No Kuni demo and monthly plus content of course . I am disappointed there is no demo for Page Chronica

I’m confused about Topatoi (I bought the first one but not the dlc has it been discounted or is it just the bundle?

I was wanting to know if there were any plans for a price drop on games like Dark Myst (it’s 5 years old and lacks trophy support being over £6 seems a bit much

Also will we be getting discount of Wizorbs like the US did?

And finally possibility of Hello Flowerz price drop or being a sale item, have been curious about this game for awhile

I don’t know if I’m looking in the wrong place but I can’t find the challenge of exile God of War 3 dlc anywhere? Anyone with an idea?

Guilty Geeeeaaaarr, why are you still not heeeeeerrre?!!!!
Can’t believe they’re trying to fob us off with Sonic the Fighters, Fighting Vipers, and Virtua Fighter II!
They may have “fighter” in their name, and might be reasonably good games, but it still feels like an insult nonetheless when Guilty Gear is what should’ve been there…

(Seriously. someone over there just click copy>paste from the US or JP store. no-one will tell – we’ll be too busy playing it.) ;)

hi Jawad, is there any chance of Mega Man Powered Up being added to PSN?

Hello there!

Nice update this week! But I have two questions!

1. When will we be able to purchases avatars on PSVITA from the PSN Store?

2. When will Netflix app for PSVITA launch in Sweden?

Regards,

yer there was no limbo demo on the store for me just the unlock key .. luckily i did get the demo at some point so i just found it in my download list

102

That’s cool ..
I hope we see more updates like this .

also ,
I would love to see more AVATARS/Themes for the store .
I don’t know how many times i emailed Sony ME for it and they ignored my emails .

Is there any chance to get what the US or JP store have ?
they sure have the best collection ..

Resident evil 6 .. I can’t see Ada Wang avatar or a pack for all the character .. ” there is one with themes but I rather without it ”

keep doing the good work ..
thank u .

103

Hi Jawad, will ever be in the Playstation store selling Ratchet and Clank Tools Of Destruction,A Crack in Time?

104

My HD is out of space!! Time to upgrade to that 1TB drive I guess!

Classic_Shooter 05 December, 2012 @ 15:47
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Mass effect trophy supported ????

No, Guilty Gear XX: Accent Core, DJ Max Technika Tune and Sound Shape DLC…makes me kind of sad. But at least we get Mass Effect.

Jawad~

It’s been 3 weeks now since I purchased PS All-Stars Battle Royale. I still don’t have the game i PAID FOR and Customer service still does not reply to me, and now I am wondering whether or not I should go to the police with this.

I have my credit card statement with the proof of purchase there, and your customer “Service” reps are giving me ZERO information. WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON? WHY AM I BEING TARGETED LIKE THIS?

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Sorry about this. There really isn’t anything I can do from my end. Please call customer services for up to date info on the situation you are experiencing. Once again, sorry I can’t help further.

@104 yes. I think they are the same as the Xbox 360

@Store Team and @roscoe182 : If you have already downloaded a demo, and deleted it, it does no longer show in the store pages, only in your download list. This should be fixed to show in the store pages, since the download list is really too long to browse comfortably for a lot of people.

@Jawad I bought a PSN card thinking it will come out this week on the EU store too. I think I’ll just buy Virtue’s Last Reward.

Btw, I still have a problem with Playstation All Stars the vita version. I thought they solved the problem with it. It still shows me that it is a trail version. I re-downloaded it 5 times and still. Please reply. I would buy the game again but there’s no option for me to buy it.

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A worth choice, I am led to believe.

I would strongly advise to contact customer service if you still aren’t able to download it. They may need to remove it from your download list in order for you to redownload it properly.

Bassmonkey_Mike 05 December, 2012 @ 15:52
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amazing this week for plus+ members, cheers again Sony. :))))

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@Jawad do you know why the power stone collection isn’t avaiable on the portuguese store? Also is it compatible with vita?
Thanks

any news on the assassins creed 3 avatars? THE U.S got them and i really want one…

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Woah woah, what the ****? You mean that is the Vita version of Racing Transformed?! £30 for the PS3 version but £35 for the Vita version? The retail Vita version is launching for the same price that the PS3 version did, £25.

I held off on buying this because on the PS3 I was waiting for the digital Vita version but that’s just mental. I’ll wait until there’s a massive discount. Sort it out Sega/Sony.

Bought Mass Effect, so just trying to pass time until it downloads. I’m really looking forward to playing it.

About Guardians of Middle Earth. Does it have a singleplayer or offline mode to play? I’m not sure if MOBA games do but im not to fond of multiplayer only games.

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Limbo is appearing as €12.99 in the checkout even though it is free for PS Plus members. Hope this is fixed soon

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Any news on Ragnarok oddysee i´m really peeved NA got this sooner then EU if u can pry some info from the distributor would be awsome ty!

Nice update. Shame that i won’t buy anything. You know… Singstar icon. Your choice SCEE, your choice.

Thank you for the amswer regarding the free DLC tracks for WRC 3 on the Vita Jawad.
However this content is already out in some region’s/country’s store and I hope that it will not be another case of unexplained delay or mishap on SCEE’s part. Here’s the proof at 00:30

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9436tR6X__s

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So glad Spyro will be coming to us soon :D

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I wonder how soon “soon” is, though… I wonder.

aaronrogers2009 05 December, 2012 @ 16:02
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omg jawad u say come back in a few days for info on spyro trillogy, yay!!! It cud be a spyro xmas after all, thanks jawad!

when is mortal combat vita free for plus members

DeividHasselhoff 05 December, 2012 @ 16:06
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Batman: AC seems great and if you are going to discount the dlc next week, definitely going to get them. Most likely best game on + since Deus ex and the update came on time this week too, thanks =)

Despite it a good update you are giving up on ps1 classics & ps2 & imports from monkey paw.

Same old SCEE.

Masse Effect 1 on ps3? realy?? I can’t believe it!! is it real?

Jawad, last week i got no answer so i am trying again. It would be nice if you give some real answers to these 2 posts:

Jawad, your comments on pulling resident evil 2 from the store truly amazes me. So a publisher can put a game in the store, then sell it and receive the money and then remove it from the store. So i am 10 euros poorer and i have no game. This is basically theft.

Resident Evil 2 was removed from store because 1 guy couldn’t change the disc, he didn’t know about the keeping your finger on the touch screen for extra options.This was the first week Vita had PS1 games.People who still have the game on their Vita have reported that it works fine.At the very least people who have paid for it should be allowed to download it through their download list.

I hope you will answer this.

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As mentioned on a previous page, the issue is known and being looked into. I can’t provide any more info at this time.

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Hi Jawad, please can you respond to 67. I like the look of uncharted fight for fortune but im not sure i’ll like it so I want to try the demo. the description of the game on the store refers to there being a trial but its not up. will there be one?

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This a mistake – there currently isn’t a trial for this.

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great update guys, but it wont let me download the marble run free plus theme, says unavailable to download, think it needs a fix :)

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Any news on the Youtube app being available in Portugal?

Hey Jawad.

Quick question (it’s not really quick) – I’m still a plus member – re subbed in October. But half my games saved on my PS3, most from the PS3 IGC, are “expired”.

I click to play. Can’t. Exit, click to play. Can’t. – However if I do this about 10-12 times, usually I can finally play.

This is very abnormal, and somewhat frustrating. Any fix, or reason?

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A bizarre one that I can’t say I have an answer to. I will have to raise this issue.

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ps love the 12 days of christmas section on the store, great teasers lol

supersmith2500 05 December, 2012 @ 16:17
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VF2 is still showing the VF icon? Any chance you can sort it out and the icons are missing again in PSVita games. ^^’

another_gamer195 05 December, 2012 @ 16:18
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@ Blog team.
Shame on you’s, you have allowed a true ‘gaming’ (cough) classic, And kind of new ip (sorta) arrive without any news, blogs, or mention, Not even Jawad tells us in his header. Why ?. Now IF your a Gamer and like rpg (ish) elements to your games, then i am sure not many (sensible) gamers won’t have played either ME2 or ME3, on their consoles of preference, But you at the blog have deemed it correct to make zero mention of ME (1) i can only imagine why, erm i am kind of getting memories of some posts claiming that other writers were just inmature or childish for whatever complaint was ‘soup of the day’, i believe that ps regrets having to give us access to this game, Prove me wrong, i mean you’s, have made more than enough from ME2and3, Tell us how the story system/savefiles etc will work, or not. Tell us something about this ‘masterpiece’.. Blog team, you have Really let us ‘Gamers’ down on this one.

XCOM DLC for me :) . Some user’s mentioned Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Dracula X Chronicles, that would be excellent but I would like also Castlevania Chronicles. Don’t forget that one please :) Thanks.

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Any idea when final fantasy x hd will be out?

what will happen to those of us that bought tomba 2? will we have to spend an hour on customer support trying to get a refund?

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A fix should be with us soon on this issue.

@Jawad Ashraf Can you provide me with customer service email please ?

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You can find details of customer services here: http://tinyurl.com/cfpffmt

Hope that helps.

Jawad

u said the LBP demo should be there now.

Its there

but when i click it it says ‘this contect cant be selected atm’

hi jawad, the indian psn store is missing a ton of psone games esp the likes of ff7, 8 and 9. That was prolly because the psn store over here was launched well after it wa elsewhere, so maybe your guys forgot to add or update a bunch of them. If you could plz look into it and put them up on the store i could enjoy them on the vita.

Thanks.

NikeJustDoItNike 05 December, 2012 @ 16:26
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Where the hell is CS:GO, no update since August….

counter-strike!!!! COME ON!!!! SAY BLOODY SOMETHING!!!

I give up….

@XnoobsquadX

they said this winter but they have confirmed it’s at SCEE and with their speed in Q&A it’s probably summer 2013.

@pn3b0y

if you call customer service’s you’ll most likely would have wasted the money on the phone bill. but in SCEE cause just ignore a problem till it goes away is their motto.

Ok if your not gonna answer my dawnguard question,what about the price of black ops season pass

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Answered, see page 2.

Posted on 5 December, 2012 at 4:23 pm by Jawad Ashraf

As mentioned on a previous page, the issue is known and being looked into. I can’t provide any more info at this time.

The problem is, there is no problem. Resident Evil 2 works fine. People who are lucky enough to have it on their psvita say it works fine. It has been months that the game is pulled. How long must it be looked into and check that the game is working. Just put it back in the store and i look into it myself. I paid for it so let me play it.

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Hey Jawad/Andy.
Great update this week; lots to download:D.
I have a question, although it isn’t quite relevant.
Last year the E3 conference wasn’t available on Vita, and I thought I’d ask if you could mention to somebody that it is something we’d love to see, I’d love to stream it!
Thanks.

I’ll most likely be getting ME1, but will you be able to import the character into ME2, which I already have a retail copy of?

I can’t seem to download the Limbo demo anywhere in the store. Even if I got to it’s page it still downloads the full game-upgrade.
Could you please look onto that? I’ve been waiting to get my hands on Limbo for a long time.

Side-note: I’m also one of the winners of the weekend debate but I haven’t got neither a PM nor an email with my PSAS code.
Are you guys just a little late with that or was there any problem?

Hey Jawad, I was just wondering if the EU PS store will be getting Dino Crisis at all? It’s a PS1 favorite of mine, thanks!

I have tried to contact customer support (Nordic Film Hotline) but as per usual they are not responding. My problem: when I try to buy PS Plus – be it for 3 months or 12, I am met with the response: “We’re sorry, this product cannot be purchased at the time.”???

I have a three month trial running through a code I received but that shouldn’t have any influence as it is possible to stack the memberships.

another_gamer195 05 December, 2012 @ 16:40
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Any trophy hunters out there, if you are getting Vanquish c/o plus later, then good luck on getting the plat, it is crazed, the story itself is doable, but then those collectables you have to shoot, frustrating but again doable, but when you unlock the challange arena, my God, it’s like WaW on vet, and all for a gold. truly a great game and good bragging rights, if you can beat it. i kept getting to round 3 forever, but i still hadn’t found all the collectables, (statues) so i told myself i could leave it at that, and blame the ‘stupid’ (lol) collectables, who am i kidding. seriously i know Batman is good, but you defo got to try Vanquish, pure brilliance, even though i am still to beat it. only problem i found is that after playing it, i just couldn’t get into crysis2, it was just ‘boring’ i guess it must be the similar nana/tech suits that were in story, or prob Are the story.

Jawad Ashraf# So you are saying that Sonic all-star Racing Transfrmed is more expensive for the psvita then the ps3 version.TROLOLOLOL.

Seriously what’s up with that!!!!

de3bs0, Dawnguard isn’t there problem, it’s bethesda’s, The ps3 will be getting dragonborn next year so there probably on track with getting the others fixed now.

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Black Ops 2 Season Pass Price discrepancies??

Any update on this?

XBOX £32, US Store $49.99, EU Store £41.99…..Really??

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Yeah, I wonder too, how soon ‘soon’ actually is. It doesn’t matter that much, though. If we get Spyro before 2013, I will be happy :)

I will probably get some of the Capcom stuff at half price. Capcom always overcharge for their downloadable games but at £4 a pop, its much more tempting.

Shame about the lack of space on my memory card though..

Can someone help? I want to get the Marble Run Dynamic Theme, but when I checked out nothing was added to the downloadlist. It’s not on the downloadlist, but I also tryed to add the theme to my basket again to see if that works, but I get a error when I try to add it to my basket. Now I can’t add it to my basket and I can’t download it from my downloadlist because it’s not there.

One more thing, I resubbed to PS+ and all the content I got from PS+ has been readded to my downloadlist with new dates, which means all the old stuff I got from PS+ is now on top of the downloadlist which is very frustrating if I want to see what I downloaded. Is this normal?

Thanks!

To those having Issues Downloading things via the Store DLC For Example and having the PS3 DLC Converted to a PSP Required DLC Please do not Download them from the Store as the Store Confuses the Download Type as the Store is still broken and will not process the Download as it should be. I had this issue with Wipeout HD Re Downloading the Fury Expansion It kept saying the DLC was for a PSP when It wasn’t and was for the PS3 Version. If you want to get the Correct DLC Then go to your Account Management. Download List this will bring up the Old PSN Store without the use of the Terrible Broken App and you can Download the Original Download from there with No Issues.

Another Note: Jawad Ashraf can you please advise me why I’m getting a Constant Error Trying to Download anything New from the Store? It gives me an Error Twice will Clicking Add To Basket then it Exits the Store on the 3rd Time.

Just please bring back the Old Store. This New one is broken and rarely proceeds with Requests...

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To those having Issues Downloading things via the Store DLC For Example and having the PS3 DLC Converted to a PSP Required DLC Please do not Download them from the Store as the Store Confuses the Download Type as the Store is still broken and will not process the Download as it should be. I had this issue with Wipeout HD Re Downloading the Fury Expansion It kept saying the DLC was for a PSP when It wasn’t and was for the PS3 Version. If you want to get the Correct DLC Then go to your Account Management. Download List this will bring up the Old PSN Store without the use of the Terrible Broken App and you can Download the Original Download from there with No Issues.

Another Note: Jawad Ashraf can you please advise me why I’m getting a Constant Error Trying to Download anything New from the Store? It gives me an Error Twice will Clicking Add To Basket then it Exits the Store on the 3rd Time.

Just please bring back the Old Store. This New one is broken and rarely proceeds with Requests and the Correct Downloads. Fed up of it.

Why have you stopped listing the new trailers?

another_gamer195 05 December, 2012 @ 17:00
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@ PEYJ
Your code IS the problem, the same thing happened Last Year, over in the support forums, and that was the reason, Because the guy was using a plus code he had won, he couldn’t renew, Until the free one had expired, so it looks like they still haven’t fixed that.. Good news is you don’t lose any content as when your present sub does expire, you have a few months to resub, and keep whats allready ‘rented’, But bad news, you can’t renew and stack up while the 12 deals offer is on.. am sure if you get a reply it’ll be ‘contact customer services’, well that ‘might’ work, But it didn’t last year. i mean you would think that CS could bypass this problem, ie take payment from you over the phone, for the cheaper deal prices, then just activate or send you a code out, after you have let sub lapse.. but that was Not possible last year, the guy wanted to get the 12 month for £29.99 offer, But maybe they can at least do that much now, like a Year later.. good luck anyway.

limbo says its free but when it gets to checkout it says 9.99.

limbo says its free but when it gets to checkout it says 9.99. also the new store is really crap and slow.

@dav13

I have this as well. Displaying £9.99 for me too. :/ Urgh.

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Hi There,
CAN YOU PLEASE CONFIRM WHEN THE YOUTUBE APP WILL BE COMING TO THE UK, IT HAS BEEN OUT IN USA FOR SOME TIME NOW. PLEASE CONFIRM.THANKS.

i put the batman game (free coz of psplus) in my cart and when i downloaded i noticed there was catwomen dlc with it, did i just get a free deal and something to be happy about or did i accidentally download dlc that i didnt mean to pay for?

@marky264 im just lucky i noticed as i wasnt paying attention and i would of been charged for it.

@Terarded

You get the Catwoman DLC Free as well so it seems! I’ve made sure I have Password on Check Out Ticked if I make a purchase with any Funds so I know for sure if I pay for something or not.

Hello Jawad,

Last week you promised you’d gimme an update on my PS All-Stars PS3 pre order bonus issue.. It still says ‘Auto Download nov 17’ and the add-onn still says ‘unavailable when I manually look for it.

Also would like to know if Uncharted 2 (digital) DLC incompatibility has been resolved or not.

Thank You

Ahmed Saeed

When is the youtube app coming to the UK?

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Question: Sonic All Stars Racing for PS3 and Vita.
Is there some sort of cross-buy or cross-save that you know off??

I already asked Sega three (!) times but their social media team is the most ignorant bunch of unprofessionals.
They don’t even react to inquiries from customers let alone answer.

So to everyone complaining about Sony, you really should appreciate the effort Jawad and the others do here!

How did you get Mass Effect to the PS3!?

That’s a Microsoft game! Or did they sell it to EA?

PSN Store is malfunctioning like the dickens.

Various error messages, checkout process repeatedly crashes the console. My other devices work fine so it’s definately PSN.

any new dlc planned for Tokyo jungle??

BANDITEN-SWEDEN 05 December, 2012 @ 17:17
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CS:GO

Why wont Sony let us in the EU region play this game???
Why must PS3 users in EU pay for support?

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For those having trouble with Limbo, it only seems to work if you do a search for it. I couldn’t get it to work in the Playstation Plus section but manually searching for Limbo gave me the option to download it for free.

Also I wanted to buy “Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max – 50% off” but I can’t find this anywhere on the store. I’ve searched for it 5 times but it doesn’t look like it’s even available.

supersmith2500 05 December, 2012 @ 17:23
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@Lunne89:
BioWare which they own Mass Effect series is actually owned by EA now. It used to be a Microsoft Xbox exclusive before EA bought the franchise and the company. Remember back in the decade BioWare used to be independent company until EA bought the company thus making Mass Effect go multiplat.

@vitesseplc66:
Contact Google about that one since they are the ones that own YouTube not Sony.

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will Jak and daxter hd be coming to ps vita?

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@ Catkiller1

Dont expect the price to change any time soon, if at all.
Activision havent commented and the price has been removed from the site.
http://www.callofduty.com/uk/en/blackops2/seasonpass

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@Jawad

RE: Infamous issue, the message said to connect a PSP to install this item, followed by instructions on how to connect a psp. Odd considering when i first downloaded it back when we got free games for the downtime it was for the PS3. Maybe something happened when it got moved to the Essentials section.

Thanks for the reply, i will try support on the forums since i don’t fancy ringing a premium phoneline.

Jawad,
I also have this 9.99 for LIMBO at the checkout, despite being a plus member, and if if I press that it then says ERROR.
Why oh why is there ALWAYS some issue or other with the store on store publish day? Its getting beyond a joke now. I think 2012 has been a downright terrible year for SCEE and their ability to deliver online digital content. Titles are often frustratingly delayed, along with little to no explanation, and when and if they do arrive, the process from provider to consumer can sometimes be unreliable. Such as not been able to purchase said item, or said item having bugs that really should have spotted and ironed out. Then to top it all off, what little is explained on this blog to resolve such issues, is either ignored, or not deemed important.
Quite simply its because SCEE are in the dark as much as we are, they do’t know what they are doing. Lately this blog just feels like its being run by the marketing department, ONE BIG ADVERT in disguise as a blog. SCEE...

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Jawad,
I also have this 9.99 for LIMBO at the checkout, despite being a plus member, and if if I press that it then says ERROR.
Why oh why is there ALWAYS some issue or other with the store on store publish day? Its getting beyond a joke now. I think 2012 has been a downright terrible year for SCEE and their ability to deliver online digital content. Titles are often frustratingly delayed, along with little to no explanation, and when and if they do arrive, the process from provider to consumer can sometimes be unreliable. Such as not been able to purchase said item, or said item having bugs that really should have spotted and ironed out. Then to top it all off, what little is explained on this blog to resolve such issues, is either ignored, or not deemed important.
Quite simply its because SCEE are in the dark as much as we are, they do’t know what they are doing. Lately this blog just feels like its being run by the marketing department, ONE BIG ADVERT in disguise as a blog. SCEE, take a leaf out of SCEA and SCEJ’s book. Whats the book called? Customer Service.

How come Mass Effect 3 has jumped up to £60!? It was £20 the other week too, it’s crazy how that’s raised, And £58 for the Trilogy is just too much too.

jimbob12345678 05 December, 2012 @ 17:27
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@jawad

(I know you’re not technically the person to ask but nevertheless I made a shameless copy/paste just to get the word out a bit more :D)

A little bit random of a request but could we get a deal/price drop on the DLC charaters for Blazblue: Continuum Shift? There’s long been a extended cut of the game available with the extra characters included and the limited edition of both that, and the original Continuum Shift are cheaper to buy new than the DLC!

Thanks in advance

Not all DLC for Tokyo Jungle is on the gamepage under add-ons, like the toki toro stuff we got earlier for free with Plus. It’s on my download list no doubt, only a couple of pages down, but the store will just show time out errors and quit back to XMB. sigh…. Please fix up the store with something that can handle your download list even if it has hundreds of items in it?

The new store is really, really bad, seriously. I’ve stopped browsing the store altogether because of the unordered mess. It should show latest items by default (because eventhough that should do it already, it really doesn’t). Now I have to go up, right, into the dropdown-menu, and then it’s THE LAST item on the freaking list… Who designed this?! And bundle rock band / singstar crap together somewhere so I don’t have to scroll through loads of useless icons.

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Hey Jawad, just letting you know that the Belial DLC issue has been sorted, thanks guys :)

Oh, it’s not toki toro lol, it’s the Pluchen Toro, locoroco, overlord and so on. The pluchen pack that’s missing from add-ons on gamepage of Tokyo Jungle.

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Limbo not working ,when you click to download the game it just downloads the unlock.

@Raydempto
I read your problem. Not sure what credit card you have but you could go to your credit card company with this problem. Explain it to them and tell them how the servicedesk reacted. They will make sure you get the money refunded that was paid to much and will give Sony a tough time.
I hope that helps.

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Yay!
Mass Effect 1 on PS3 = best store update ever! :)

For anyone who’s wondering, ME1 includes the Bring Down the Sky DLC, has trophies, and you can import your ME1 save into ME2, but you need to download a new update for ME2 first (it’ll prompt you to download it when you start ME2)

The Pinnacle Station DLC won’t be available on PS3 because the “source files” were apparently corrupt and couldn’t be used, but it’s not a story DLC so it’s not the end of the world.

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Now if only you could revert the store back to it’s previous state so it wasn’t slower than the web in 1990 and broken like it currently is for me in the UK. Took about 5 minutes to add all 3 PS+ games to basket and now just getting “An error has occured” all the time.

The new PlayStation Store is total garbage. Even when it works it is a step backwards. Whoever thought it was a good idea needs to rethink it!

Just my opinion though. Everything else is great. All the freebies and stuff are awesome but the store lets it down big time!

Why is it not possible to buy PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale from the PS Store?(It doesn’t have a buy button).

Added multiple PS+ games to my cart and the store tried to charge me for Batman. Deleted the game from the cart finished my purchase and tried a again and purchase price were zero so there wasn’t really problem for me but it could be helpful for someone else or Sony to look into this.

Daaamn, it’s so slow. every button press will give me the five loading bars in the store for at least a minute. We’ve been spending so much time together, I’ve named the first bar ‘trol’ and the other bars are all called ‘lol’. I take it all back, forget fixing this new store… just bring the old one back. :/

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I got a reply back from Activision about the Black Ops II season Pass price :

“Thank you for contacting Activision Customer Support.

the price advertised by Activision is a manufactures suggested retail price.

The prices in the PSN store are set by Sony and are final.

I hope this helps clear any questions you had on the subject.

Kind Regards,

ACS”

So SCEE decided to add on a little bit extra to the price.

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I got a reply back from Activision about the Black Ops II season Pass price :

“Thank you for contacting Activision Customer Support.

the price advertised by Activision is a manufactures suggested retail price.

The prices in the PSN store are set by Sony and are final.

I hope this helps clear any questions you had on the subject.

Kind Regards,

ACS”

So SCEE decided to add on a little bit extra to the price.

Store continues to get worse, cant dl the limbo demo as apparently it must be in my history (great, epic addition), which is unsearchable and unsortable , not only this but the store either crashes every minute or in the case of a few minutes ago doesnt show anything in the history (its there, the placeholders are there, they are just blank).
Very strange that the Batman DLC is being put up next week and not this one, hoping people just buy it o_o?
Finally, was there not meant to be 2 other PS+ things? one for Vita and one for both, something Knights?

Hey,
what about the Rocksmith Pantera DLC the US store got yesterday?
Are we getting that too? I WANT IT.

zxRATTLE, I had a very similar issue, did you get the game as part of the WBP? my issue with R&C and Dead Nation were solved by going to account management >transaction management >download list>get it from there.
Its the old download list from the hybrid store (its not exactly the old one but it actually yknow works), grab it from there, should work.
Gunna look for LIMBO there actually :o…yeah got the trial again, folks if the store doesnt work go do that, it sucks MUCH less.
as a sidenote, did we ever get Gotham City Impostors? pretty sure it was PS+ for America a few months ago, surprised it wasnt here for us instead of idk Limbo? seems more aprapo :X.

supersmith2500 05 December, 2012 @ 17:54
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@Dermado:
I swear it worked for me without problems, I go to search, from search — > L –> I –> M –> LIMBO and the Trial and Unlock is there. so I download both the trial and then the unlock key as the key is on Plus. Then downloaded them both. Everything worked fine for me.

Is Mass Effect playable in English (with English voice over) if you download it from e.g. the German store?

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Poor releases, fragmented market, lack of responses.. Kind of wondering, how much of a improvement would it be if all scee accounts was moved to scea, and scee got closed down? if that meant that we would get things at same time as US (and same stuff), it would be a huge improvement.. one can dream cant one? (Yes, I am getting bitter at the rather poor Customer service EU gets)

Cant you guys play nice whis NIS and get the games and DLC here? or atleast let UK accounts gift those games to us in the not avavible countries?
Is the NIS not getting to release DLC in Scandinavia still secret?
Still not seeing Disgaea 3 on the Vita..

Or is it that the SCEE is stupid enough to demand native language descriptions on dlc when most countries in EU have a rather good grasp of english.
(Pretty sure its been close to confirmed that this is the issue)

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(Split for 1250 char limit)

Next point, when will the following PSP games be avavible on the Store? The ones whit (VITA) is not vita compatible.
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 (Not Vita Compatible)
Valkyrie Profile Lenneth

Third:
Cross Region Gifting. WHEN?

For those having trouble with LIMBO.

Instead of going under PS+, try under SEARCH. Proceed to checkout and it will download the free trial (should be about 93MB) Then during gameplay, press start and choose ‘purchase full game upgrade.’

Bizarrely it should take you to a page that looks like the old store, and then it should, as long as your a PS+ member, show that the upgrade is free. I downloaded it (about 6KB) and it worked fine.

Hope it does for you too, but hey this is SCEE were talking about remember. And oh yeah, why is this down to me and others to pass on. it seems blog staff clock off at 4.38pm. Nice.

another_gamer195 05 December, 2012 @ 18:09
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@ JediKnight246
thnx for info on ME, but when you say it has trophies i am hoping you mean it has proper ones, i mean i am happy to have access to the game, but the thought of spending 50plus hours for 12 bronze trophies, it would spoil it somehow, similar to RE4.. i would really of enjoyed it more with No trophies, guess they have become as important as some aspects/missions of the actual game itself, which has surely got to be wrong. think that finding a good game that also has sensible trophy requirements is getting harder every year. Anyway as i said the game itself is whats important.

Also @ Store team, is it true that ME3 has Increased in price, actually Tripled ?.. Surely that is a mistake.? however if it isn’t then i am totally disgusted, i mean i can get what you say about publishers telling You to set Their rrp in your own store, with new games, think it is spineless, (hehe, digital, spineless.. never mind) but i Get it. I will Not accept this excuse for a price increase t...

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@ JediKnight246
thnx for info on ME, but when you say it has trophies i am hoping you mean it has proper ones, i mean i am happy to have access to the game, but the thought of spending 50plus hours for 12 bronze trophies, it would spoil it somehow, similar to RE4.. i would really of enjoyed it more with No trophies, guess they have become as important as some aspects/missions of the actual game itself, which has surely got to be wrong. think that finding a good game that also has sensible trophy requirements is getting harder every year. Anyway as i said the game itself is whats important.

Also @ Store team, is it true that ME3 has Increased in price, actually Tripled ?.. Surely that is a mistake.? however if it isn’t then i am totally disgusted, i mean i can get what you say about publishers telling You to set Their rrp in your own store, with new games, think it is spineless, (hehe, digital, spineless.. never mind) but i Get it. I will Not accept this excuse for a price increase though. So can we, or i have some answer over this please. as really. really want to hear the answer for this one. thank you.

Hm, never played a Monster Hunter. Which one of those is considered the best? Are they still good enough to feed my Vita?

@Plus
I want Limbo and the monthly avatars.

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@ Marky264 & Dermado.
Cheers for that. Yes it was part of the WBP. I will have a look at my account management later on and sort that out. You can always rely on the community :D.
Thanks again

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Oh and for those looking for the Limbo Trial and unlock version at 95MB, i found it in the unique games section. Sony should make more effort to make things simple for people because we shouldn’t have to second guess what genre they decide to classify a game as.

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I just had a few questions and ideas. Is the new store going to be optimized to be as fast as the old store? will you add a sort by game name to the sort options so content for each game is grouped together. A crash reporting system would be great since it does crash back to xmb at times and would help you squash bugs.

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Any plans to release I am an Air Traffic Controller Airport Hero Haneda in Europe?

supersmith2500 05 December, 2012 @ 18:28
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*sigh* Now Store is loading slow. -__-

Hmmm, yet another screw up for the new store. Purchased all items available for Plus this week and for some reason the purchase went through but the items don’t appear in my download list and I can’t add items to my cart again.

Any answers???

supersmith2500 05 December, 2012 @ 18:31
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Great, more issues with the Store this time running REAL slow.

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All Stars Racing Transformed is no longer on the Vita store. Was it released early by mistake (retail release is Friday), and will it show up again with a reasonable price?

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Hey Jawad,
great update for PS+, even though i have all ps3 content :P
i’ve got one question for you: will there be any offer on The Walking Dead or Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD before the end of the year???

thanks in advance :)

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God the new store is so -ing awful and slow.

And we still want that -ing SingStar malware gone!

supersmith2500 05 December, 2012 @ 18:43
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@AsmodeanBT:
Sometimes it won’t even load at all. -___-

I’m still having problems obtaining LIMBO. Could really do with some help here!

I download the trail of the game a long time ago and played it and deleted it. Now we’re at this point where I want to get the free game with PS+. But every time I go to download the game from wherever I locate it on the Store, it already has the symbol saying I’ve purchased it in the past, and when I do go to download it, it only downloads the 6kb trial and not the demo. Obviously I deleted the demo after I played it last year. I don’t understand why it isn’t re-downloading the demo for me. I’ve tried deleting every save data related to LIMBO on my PS3, but still it only downloads the trial every time I download LIMBO off PSN.

Really don’t know what I’m missing here!

I should clarify – it’s only downloading the 6kb UNLOCK key, and not the trial demo, is what I mean. I can’t get the demo to get into the game to use the unlock key!

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I have 12gb left on my PS3. The store tells me Arkham City is 7.5gb. I click on download and it says there is not enough system memory. Anybody know what thats all about?

lol monsterhunter % , almoast everybody wo needed already buy in past = why no monsterhunter portabel 3 hd ???

– wat is new lots of black empti boxes = not lovely to see wen u scrol down list

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I get the feeling Jawad is hinting at spyro coming next week.

Fordhandsfree
wen u download = bigger
wen instaling = zipping in to smaller file zise

@Fordhandsfree

I’ve had this problem recently, too. I think it’s possibly because the system still needs extra space during the installation process, as it might take up a bit of extra space going from download to install.

I don’t know. But I’m guessing it’s something like that. If it makes any sort of sense :/

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@ Golwar
Monster Hunter games incorporate the previous edition, and add more content and graphical updates.
Monster hunter freedom unite is the newest one and therefore the best one to get because it includes everything the previous ones do and more.
Bargain for £4. I played it 99% of the time on my PSP clocking over 300 hours easily.

Capcom wont make the new MH games for Sony anymore…..then they wonder why they did so bad financially. serves them right.

anyway, why is the store so slow? tooks like 3 minutes just adding batman to the cart.

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@Fordhandsfree

You need to have double the required space free. Basically the installer and the installed game are 7.5GB each. You download the installer then it installs the game and deletes itself. The game still takes up 7.5GB in the end but you need twice that to be able to install it.

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@Azuardo

You should be able to find the trial in your download list

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You need twicce as much space as it says or it won’t be able to install, because the install file and the game file both take up 7.5gb, and they will be on your HDD at the same time during installation.

@Fordhandsfree

you need 15gb to dl a 7.5 gb file.

it needs space to download and then the same space again to install, once installed the downloaded file is auto deleted leaving you with the correct amount of free space

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Well this is a waste of time. Guess I will just go watch TV for a bit cos can’t download anything at the moment. Not only is it slow (even slower than normal for the new store) I am getting “We’re, sorry this product cannot be purchased at this time”.

Sort it out Sony. Infact as I said before put the old store back. Nothing about this new store is an improvement to me.

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@momoliet

Ok, Ive never had this issue before though with less space and bigger files. But I will clear some more room if I can manage!

Thanks

Thanks fps_d0minat0r, I’ll check it out.

I guess everyone is trying to get the new (Plus) content and that slows down the store. I wonder if that is also the reason why I see several blank fields in the new store now. The last thing that I want is the return of that plague.

will mass effect triolgy be available on store I hear in us it is as a massive 34gb

Thank you, Player42791.

I was actually doing that originally, but my downloads weren’t showing up! Turns out I have to wait about 20 seconds before they show up.

This store is unbelievably slow!

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@Player42791 @hayzink

Thanks for the help guys, obviously this is the case, I must have just had the required amount in previous cases then. Ill just delete some stuff.

@Azuardo
Thanks for helping man. I tried to look into your limbo query and it does the same for me (I purchased it a while back though) Only thing I can suggest is to rummage though your DL list for the trial. This new store has took one step forwards and 2 steps back!