13 reasons to be excited about 2013

Good morning all. Any sore heads out there? I do hope everyone enjoyed their celebrations. Of course, today sees the dawning of a brand new year, and one that is ripe with tantalising prospects for gamers.

So, before we properly kick off another year of PlayStation Blogging next week, it seemed like a good opportunity to look ahead and pick out a few of the most exciting releases on the horizon for both PlayStation 3 and PS Vita.

You’ll be hearing much, much more on all these titles in the coming months here on PlayStation Blog. In the meantime, feel free to start salivating…

The Last of Us
There are surely few more anticipated releases on any system than Uncharted developer Naughty Dog’s brand new IP. Set in a terrifying post-apocalyptic landscape, The Last of Us promises a visceral, dramatic, sophisticated and hugely entertaining survival adventure.
Expected: 7th May (PS3)

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
The combination of beloved Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, Ponyo) and RPG specialists Level-5 is one the most tantalising match-ups in recent years. Even if the gameplay falls short – which it won’t – this will be worth the price of entry for the majestic visuals alone.
Expected: 25th January (PS3)

Grand Theft Auto 5
This one needs no introduction. A new entry in the GTA series is a huge event in the gaming calendar and this will be no different. Expect the usual Rockstar formula – a huge open world, brilliant mission design, jet black humour and outrageous violence.
Expected: Spring 2013 (PS3)

Killzone: Mercenary
Guerrilla’s acclaimed FPS series makes its PS Vita debut later this year, and will do so in real style, packing a true blockbuster twin-stick experience onto your handheld. We’ll have more on how this is shaping up very soon.
Expected: TBC 2013 (PS Vita)

Beyond: Two Souls
2009’s Heavy Rain signalled the arrival of Quantic Dream’s David Cage as one of the gaming industry’s true visionaries, and Beyond – the tense, action-packed tale of young Jodie Holmes and her mysterious supernatural companion Aiden – should cement that further.
Expected: TBC 2013 (PS3)

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
It’s been a long wait for Sly fans since his last full adventure – 2005’s Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves – but the racoon’s return this year will be well worth the wait. Developer Sanzaru Games has packed Thieves in Time with invention, charm, and heaps and heaps of content. Can’t wait.
Expected: 27th March (PS3 and PS Vita)

Tomb Raider
Crystal Dynamic’s bold reinvention of the classic Tomb Raider series will surely be one of the big talking points of early 2013. Expect a surprisingly brutal origins tale, packed with some of the biggest set-pieces you’ll see all year.
Expected: 5th March (PS3)

For my money, Tearaway’s delightful reveal at Gamescom back in August was one of the highlights of 2012. Media Molecule’s first release since LittleBigPlanet 2 comes bearing the weight of expectation but, judging by that lovely first trailer, surely won’t disappoint. Again, we’ll have much more on this one very soon.
Expected: TBC 2013 (PS Vita)

Crysis 3
Any Plus members out there who’ve been enjoying Crysis 2 of late should know that Crytek’s sci-fi IP is one of the smartest shooters out there. The German studio has promised that the third entry in the series will push the PlayStation 3 to its very limits. Considering what a feast for the eyes its predecessor was, that’s a very exciting prospect…
Expected: 22nd February (PS3)

2013 is shaping up to be a great year for anyone who appreciates a healthy splash of colour in their video games, and Japan Studios’ gorgeous platformer, Puppeteer, is leading the charge. Take a look at our recent interview with creator Gavin Moore for more on this intriguing project.
Expected: TBC 2013 (PS3)

God of War: Ascension
It’s a stoney heart that’s not excited to see the death-dealing demi-god back in action, and Santa Monica Studio’s forthcoming prequel promises to pack a mighty punch. Multiplayer is new to the series, but solo players won’t be disappointed by the massive main campaign either.
Expected: 15th March (PS3)

Soul Sacrifice
Legendary Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune returns to the PlayStation ecosystem this year with a deep, dark fantasy action title. Expect vicious combat, complex multiplayer systems and some of the most gruesome creature design this side of Dark Souls.
Expected: TBC 2013 (PS Vita)

BioShock Infinite
Ken Levine’s first outing since the original BioShock back in 2008 looks absolutely stunning. Swapping the iconic underwater realm of Rapture for the stunning cloud city of Columbia, Infinite promises to be one of the most fascinating, ambitious video games of 2013.
Expected: 26th March (PS3)

And the rest…
That lot isn’t enough to make your wallet start sweating? It’s just the tip of the iceberg. Aliens: Colonial Marines, Fuse, Until Dawn, Dead Space 3, DmC Devil May Cry, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Dust 514, Injustice: Gods Among Us… the list goes on. Looks like a hell of a year ahead, no?

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MitchZombie 1 January, 2013 @ 3:08 pm   1

reason 14: PS4 please XD

Some great games coming out there.


And the 14th one is the probability of a “Holiday Essentials Sale” (Vita) for EU Store too (just like the US one).


NoddingPenguin 1 January, 2013 @ 3:15 pm   3

You forgot The Last Guardian… ๐Ÿ˜‰

dominater444 1 January, 2013 @ 3:22 pm   4

when is the demo of Sly Cooper thieves in time coming?because im 1 of the fans that have waited so long ๐Ÿ™‚ and plz a date i know its coming this month!!

Wild_Guns 1 January, 2013 @ 3:23 pm   5

Another reason The Cave ๐Ÿ™‚

mnmn1PLUS 1 January, 2013 @ 3:24 pm   6

Hello Fred !

First of all Happy New Year and I am sure looking forward to this year! GTA V, The Last of Us, Tomb Raider and Beyond Two Souls are a must ๐Ÿ˜€

I am still waiting for the walking dead the game discount..let’s hope it comes with the next update! ๐Ÿ˜‰ (please)

supersmith2500 1 January, 2013 @ 3:26 pm   7

Do you know what I really love to see this year? More support for the Vita and more great games for it (no half-***ed 3DS ports), 2012 was just the beginning for the Vita so let’s hope it’s gets great games for the Vita just like what PSP did few years back. US already has like 5 games we haven’t got yet last year like Persona 4 Golden and Retro City Rampage so we’ll get them soon enough. Especially a new colour for it and again, the US has a Crystal White Vita and we just got Black.

Hope this year’s a good one.

supersmith2500 1 January, 2013 @ 3:27 pm   8

And Fred, little question, Store update as usual tommorow and January sale soon? If there’s a sale, please include Vita content, thanks.

    Fred Dutton 1 January, 2013 @ 8:21 pm    

    The first store update of 2013 is on 9th January. And it won’t be too long before a new sale kicks off either!

shampoofan 1 January, 2013 @ 3:28 pm   9

is the festive sale going to be updated for the last week with anything for handhelds or was it just a ps3 sale, just like the 12 deals of Christmas were?

    Fred Dutton 1 January, 2013 @ 8:22 pm    

    All Festive Sale deals have now been announced. You wont have to wait too long into 2013 for some Vita discounts, I’m sure.

Dr-abdulelah 1 January, 2013 @ 3:28 pm   10

i excited about 2013 due to this games
The Last of Us , Killzone: Mercenary , tearaway
i hope Killzone: Mercenary will have 8v8 multiplayers or at least 6v6


What about Warrior’s Lair? ๐Ÿ˜€


2013 is going to be insane. The Last of Us is the nr. 1 for me. Out of games that aren’t mentioned, Watch Dogs looks incredible as well, based only on the E3 trailer.

#11: It hasn’t been officially cancelled, but I don’t think we’ll ever see it I’m afraid. I was really looking forward to that one. Hope I’m wrong.

declan__watson 1 January, 2013 @ 3:42 pm   13

Hey Fred
I am very excited for 2013, all these new games look epic and breathtaking I will most cincerly look forward to trying out them if we any betas relesed. Could it be possible if we could get the last of us beta for plus members to try? And also guys for some of you who want the ps4 for this year dont need to worry. After all we are the best in gaming like what jack tretton said at E3 weve never been first, weve never been fastest but we are always the best. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Even if the pa4 gets relesed next uear early point expect some wiked games in offering, gran turismo 6, killzone 4, uncharted 4, maybe a little big planet 3, Playstation all stars battle royale 2 etc. Half of these games have been leaked on internet as possible launch date tittles remember guys, playstation is the best and we are the strongest.
LongLivePlay Never Stop Playing ๐Ÿ™‚

A_Nonny_Moose 1 January, 2013 @ 4:00 pm   14

Just a quick question. When the post for the Plus December content went up, it said there would be a second DmC demo exclusive to Plus. I’ve checked the post since and it’s been edited out. What happened with that?

On topic, Tomb Raider and Sly Raccoon 4 (I don’t care if they’ve changed the name to Sly Cooper to fall in line with the US releases, it’ll always be Sly Raccoon to me) are my most wanted of this year.

    Fred Dutton 1 January, 2013 @ 8:22 pm    

    Chris will know more about that. I’ll chase him up when I’m back in the office later this week.

THE_FORCE 1 January, 2013 @ 4:04 pm   15

No sore head here – this is the first birthday I’ve spent sober in a looooong time. :/

There won’t be enough hours in the day to fit in all the games this year unfortunately. Well, maybe if I became a retired recluse, but even then it’d be pushing it.

Still, roll on Ni No Kuni I say! ๐Ÿ™‚

fps_d0minat0r 1 January, 2013 @ 4:05 pm   16

I cant see anything special about crysis 3. will most likely just be a lot of marketing about maxing out the ps3 and end up running at 20 frames/sec with worse graphics than xbox version, just like they did with the second.

I wonder why the last guardian didnt make the list. Is the game so bad that its not a reason to be excited, or is it that theres no hope of it being released?

    Fred Dutton 1 January, 2013 @ 8:24 pm    

    Well, I’m pumped for Crysis 3, even if nobody else is! Loved the second one!

When will we hear something more about Rain?

    Fred Dutton 1 January, 2013 @ 8:25 pm    

    Not too long hopefully! We don’t have a confirmed release date for that yet, but if it falls in 2013 it definitely deserves a place on this list!

RossyWilson 1 January, 2013 @ 4:32 pm   18

Cant Wait.


I was hoping for:
1) A new and competent store team
2) A search and filter option in all the content I have bought.
3) A imoproved store that is actualy fun to use.
4) A much fast download for content I buy/bought.
5) Getting stuff in the store in time.
6) Getting a store updat that is wright the first time.
7) Realistig pricing on the store.
8) More love for Vita.

But yes these games are awesome to.


The crazy thing also is that all these game are releasing in the first half of the year!(To make space for PS4 hopefully :P)


well Ni No Kuni but then also looking forward to Persona 4 Golden release in March and with the exception of Tearaway when it gets a release date…everything I’m interested in is being released in Japan at least in physical like EDF 2017. However of the releases that made it to the west that I’m still waiting for EU release

1. Ragnarok Odyssey
2. Sumioni

and instead of spending my money on western games, will be importing a lot this year – really tired of the “massive update” every time I purchase a western game. Maybe Western devs need to spend more time making sure the game works before releasing it. Every time there is an update on a day 1 release game means the devs couldn’t be bothered releasing a working game which ultimately means why should I be bothered to buy their broken games.

Also a bit in poor taste to somehow infer that Level 5’s gameplay will somehow be less than – the only update I’ve ever had on a Level 5 game is the update for new quests – they at least release working games without needing an update before playing the game


21# Another game to be exited about is Dokuro. Looks like a really nice 2D plattformer for psvita.

komori_kiri 1 January, 2013 @ 5:29 pm   23

You forgot some. I’ll add them for you:

#14. More un-removable ads for crappy Free2Play(but not really free) games between your friends on your friend lists!

#15. More delays between releases so you’ll be able to experience content after the rest of the world! And we’ll even charge you more!

#16. CS:GO! Oh, wait… nevermind.

No need to thank me, SCEE. You’ve already enough.

declan__watson 1 January, 2013 @ 5:30 pm   24

Hey Fred
I was thinking of a couple of new developing teams you guys here at SCEE could acquire:
1.CCP games: Developers of dust 514 whih I have to say is an epic FPS online game and also by acquairing ccp we would also get exclusive ownership of eve corporation which would be an outstanding deal.
2. Quantic Dream: Now I know they are a first party poducer for sony but they arnt owned but I know that sony would buy quantic heres why: great ps3 first party exclusives Heavy rain and beyond two souls heavy rain was epic but beyond just looks incredable so I know sony would love to buy up this party.
3. Insomniac games: They are imdependent and have been for a long time but because sonyhas exclusive rights with the ratchet and clank series and spyro the dragon series, it would be good to acquire insomniac a really fabulous game developer. Btw I say spyro because we bassically still own the rights to spyro the dragon, when vivendi sells activision we get the rights back for crash and spyro but technacally we still do owj them as they were invented by naughty dog and insomniac and they are only better on playstatin anyone else agree with me. ๐Ÿ™‚

CoolRichy008UK 1 January, 2013 @ 5:44 pm   25


oh and retro city rampage will be ps plus game of the month because its free on the ps plus game of the month in the USA

quote from the page (and free to PlayStation Plus members. Having it free applies to both PlayStation 3 and PS Vita stores.) HOT INFO

if its free for ps plus USA it will be free as game as the month and sony dont you dare say this info is false because it isnt i just seen the website and looked it up so its 100% real and i can finally say this

RETRO CITY RAMPAGE WILL BE GAME OF THE MONTH from 2nd january we waited long enough so it will be FINALLY out tomorrow and dont say its not sony because we all dont want any more delays so for a 2013 bang get it out tomorrow not next week week after TOMORROW

have a good new year all (gets stungun ready if retro city rampage is not out tomorrow as game as the month for ps3 EU



yes I had forgotten about Dokuro

but games we won’t be getting in 2013 Tales of Innocence R, or Phantasy Star Online 2, Atelier Totori Plus or Atelier Meruru Plus. There’s loads more but mostly only in Japan.

it’s rather bad when you look with envy at what the ds has in comparison ๐Ÿ™

Ryusennin 1 January, 2013 @ 5:54 pm   27

Despite superior resources, Naughty Dog and Quantic Dream will have a lot of work to do in order to top the emotional journey that is The Walking Dead.

mnmn1PLUS 1 January, 2013 @ 5:57 pm   29

Only one little detail: THE next store update is on the 9th NOT the 2nd

ImperatorA3 1 January, 2013 @ 6:07 pm   30

Can we still expect CS:GO or did I miss it’s cancellation?


Don’t afraid about Vita the list has already big games Killzone, tearaway, sly4, soul sacrifice and because the big ps3 games comes out before E3 Sony must focus there to vita with more games and better price and i m sure not going for ps4 this year. The only tnink everyone want is better store service, no more delays and bugs when buy a game. – – Not complain about crysis 3 is not anotner generic shooter… is a generic shooter witn big grass lol ๐Ÿ™‚ The last guarbian noone told comes out 2013

DoYouLikeMyID 1 January, 2013 @ 6:46 pm   32

Don’t forget Final Fantasy Versus XIII! ๐Ÿ˜‰

And for me, Kingdom Hearts HD Remix 1.5

mman1235 1 January, 2013 @ 6:58 pm   33

my top 8 reasons for being excited about 2013:

1. Sly 4 (8 years and we finally get it ๐Ÿ™‚

2. GOW ascension (the beta just got me sold on the newest game of the franchise yet again)


4. Bioshock infinite (looks like GOTY material right here ๐Ÿ˜‰

5. The Last Of Us (Naughty Dog havent disappointed me ever)

6. DMC (maybe depends on average score of reviews)

7. Dead Space 3 (loved the 2nd which was on PS+ but Im afraid co-op is gonna ruin the franchise for me like RE5’s co-op doomed the RE series)

8. More Great PS+ games, themes, betas and of course sales ๐Ÿ™‚

its been a great year hope you guys continue doing a great job with new stuff for us PS+ members ๐Ÿ™‚
Im loving every minute of it!

Chaosprower 1 January, 2013 @ 7:03 pm   34

All the dates for the exclusive Vita games are To Be Confirmed, or in other words, “not to be released any soon”.

Other than Sly Cooper Thieves in Time, which was supposed to come out this holiday but got delayed, and Persona 4 Golden, which was released last year everywhere else and we get a poor edition (no text translations nor any bonuses unlike the other territories) is there any confirmed PS Vita game coming out in…I don’t know…In the next 6 months?!

Leylifer 1 January, 2013 @ 7:03 pm   35


So there will be 3 weeks between the last two store updates 21 DEC – 9 JAN

And We also got nothing (no discount, no game, nothing) for VITA in Xmas?

Thank you SCEE.

Really thank you.

Greatest department ever.

Chaosprower 1 January, 2013 @ 7:12 pm   36

And a little suggestion for future PS Vita first-party games coming out on both game cards and in the PS Store…Don’t disappoint day 1 PS Store costumers again! (I’m looking at the Little Big Planet Vita and All-Stars Battle Royale launches).

I hope you’re all enjoying the rest of your holidays while we post comments on an automatic blog post ๐Ÿ˜‰

mman1235 1 January, 2013 @ 7:25 pm   37

hey fred when will tomorrow be the store update?
I cant wait for MK and Bioshock 2 ๐Ÿ˜€

mnmn1PLUS 1 January, 2013 @ 7:29 pm   38

US got all these awesome updates and sale updates and for us it’s 3 weeks without any update ๐Ÿ™ let’s hope that the one on the 9th will be a truly amazing one with The Walking Dead and Battleield 3 Premium discount ๐Ÿ˜€

chrisboers 1 January, 2013 @ 7:40 pm   39


Thanks for the Happy New Year wish. Good wished back of course! However, can you please do us all a favour, and read up before you post your ranting comments? They really don’t make sense. SCEE and SCEA are different teams, and both have their own PS Plus collection.

While it is to be expected that RCR will come to PS Plus some day, it will not be tomorrow, as the PS Plus games for january have already been announced, and RCR is not part of that. (Bioshock 2 is GOTM, a game that the USA have had for quite some time already)

Gamesgbkiller 1 January, 2013 @ 7:45 pm   40

27th March .. SLY COOPER … Why we have to wait that long ๐Ÿ™

mman1235 1 January, 2013 @ 8:06 pm   41


isn’t sly 4 supposed to come out in the 28 of February?

dominater444 1 January, 2013 @ 8:34 pm   42

@mman1235 no the US gets it the 5th february and we the 27th march thats 50 days later!!
@gamesgbkiller i know its long i want to try the cross save function,its really handy for me
@Fred why does we get Sly Cooper thieves in time 50 days later and why the 27th of march?around the 27th are big titles going to be launch so if sony wants money for sly 4 they better had choosen a other date!!

CassyChan 1 January, 2013 @ 8:34 pm   43

2013 will be an awesome year for gaming. Also, one not listed that I think is well worth a mention: Platinum Games’ Anarchy Reigns, out on the 11th.

All my life I’ve wanted to play a sport called DEATH BALL, now I can, I can die happy ๐Ÿ˜€

Mr. Sly Cooper is enough to make me think 2013 will be the best year this decade for me.


Anything happening with dust 514 this year?

wardrobe 1 January, 2013 @ 9:21 pm   46

2013 on ps3 looks good,lots of quality games….but i would like some info on the ps4 or whatever they/sony decide to call it…time is ticking…

ChiefTheRipper 1 January, 2013 @ 9:24 pm   47

Waiting so badly for these games, but I’m wondering why there haven’t been any store updates lately in Europe. I heard America’s PS-store got the update :/. New year’s sales would be awesome too!

    Fred Dutton 1 January, 2013 @ 11:02 pm    

    Christmas is a very, very quiet time for new releases as the whole industry is largely on holiday – nobody wants to release new titles when so many people are away and can’t support them. Duly, there are a couple of weeks with no updates. A few items were added to the US Store yesterday I believe (Jetpack Joyride, Chronovolt) – but both those games have already been released in the EU. Normal service will resume next week.


with regards to retro city rampage i asked the developer on twitter when we can expect it in the uk and he replayed 1 to 2 weeks AFTER the xbla launch hopefully one week.

due to this i will not be buying the game, the developer has said it is them that delayed the game not scee so the fact that we in the eu have been strung along while waiting on a release date for this game only for the dev to leave us to last(its also out on wiiware this week) is a massive kick in the face to us.
so i will personally not spend any money on this game and the only way i will be playing it is that if ends up a plus title.
developers need to learn that the eu market should not be an afterthought and the only way this will happen is if sales are effected, to everyone who decides to buy the game enjoy but i will not be joining you.

and like i said on the other blog post all i want to see in 2013 is news of a new infamous title so get on it sucker punch ๐Ÿ™‚


Any explanation as to why AUS doesn’t get the Mortal Kombat game with Plus this time around?

The Gotham game is free for PC Steam users and coming from an Australian based location I can say I’ve found most console-FPS games to have a terrible server selection.

Where are the game servers for Gotham Impostors located and has the release have anything to do with Mortal Kombat’s game classification?

Skookie30 1 January, 2013 @ 9:42 pm   50

Happy New year.

Let me rename it 13 recycle news that we already know.

How about you lot fixing your cash-cow home All day ppl can not get on it it says download content error.

Will ps4 come in 2013

Will vita be relaunch

Will we ever get a global store

Will you ever listen to all EU ppl.

Those the question ppl want. ๐Ÿ˜



Here’s the official statement from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment:

The highly anticipated video game Mortal Kombat, published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) in Australia, has been refused classification by the Australian Classification Board and will not release in Australia. We are extremely disappointed that Mortal Kombat, one of the world’s oldest and most successful video games franchises, will not be available to mature Australian gamers.

WBIE would not market mature content where it is not appropriate for the audience. We understand that not all content is for every audience, but there is an audience for mature gaming content and it would make more sense to have the R18+ classification in Australia. As a member of the iGEA, WBIE is reviewing all options available at this time.



Crytek didn’t work well on PS3; both Crysis 1 & 2 on PS3 are indeed significantly inferior to the 360 version which was/is not fair for us on PS3.
Also Crytek abandoned the multiplayer of Crysis 2 just 3 months after the release and never fixed the numerous bugs and issues that plagued the MP and the SP.
Really Crytek didn’t respect PS3 at all so no there is no reason to be excited for Crysis 3.

supersmith2500 1 January, 2013 @ 10:22 pm   53

Hmm, no Store Update? This could be why SCEE team are still having their holidays then. Hope to see a better sale with Vita content.

Also, will the games BioShock 2, Guardians of Middle Earth and MK PS3 become free tommorow or are they shafted till next week?


I cant believe Final Fantasy 14 A Realm Reborn is getting little to no hype from Sony, this is going to be the best MMORPG this year with PC>PS3 crossplay. Sony should be shouting from the rooftops about this game.



Thanks for the response, can’t say I saw that anywhere beforehand!

Hopefully now these sort of games will begin to be released now in Australia as I believe after yesterday the 18+ classification is now in place for Video Games!

A damn shame though, I grew up on Mortal Kombat on the Genesis!

The Last Of Us, nough said.



its a shame for you guys, i think its shocking that a government would ban something that pretty much every other country in the world thinks is acceptable for there people to play/watch.
i hate censorship adults have the right to make up there minds what is or is not acceptable to them

OrhuN__06 1 January, 2013 @ 11:58 pm   58

The Last Of Us (Naughty Dog: my favorite Developer)
i think because of sly Sanzaru would be my second now ๐Ÿ˜›

TheKillerSnowman 2 January, 2013 @ 1:04 am   59

this year i wanna have something in the trophylist. i wanna take away the trophies i dont have unlocket or i can get the trophies for a prise.

pleas i wanna see alla the trophies in my list or i wanna take away the trophies i dont have.

TheTedster 2 January, 2013 @ 1:36 am   60

@ Fred
You would have to tease us these games, haven’t you done enough damage to my wallet last year
Damn You! (shakes fist in air)

TheTedster 2 January, 2013 @ 1:38 am   61

Cant Wait for The last of us, GTA 5, god of war ascension and bioshock Infinite ๐Ÿ˜€

djsima25 2 January, 2013 @ 1:56 am   62

1. Persona 4 Golden
2. Persona 4 Golden
3. Persona 4 Golden
4. Persona 4 Golden
5. Persona 4 Golden
6. Persona 4 Golden
7. Persona 4 Golden
8. Persona 4 Golden
9. Persona 4 Golden
10. Persona 4 Golden
11. Persona 4 Golden
12. Persona 4 Golden
13. Persona 4 Golden

CreditDue 2 January, 2013 @ 2:27 am   63

Other than Beyond and GTA, I’m really looking forward to Prey 2. The Last of Us I’ll keep an eye on, but I find ND to be the most overrated developer out there.

Crysis is all style over substance – and it didn’t even do that well on consoles. Anything EA will be avoided

monoliet 2 January, 2013 @ 3:22 am   64

happy new jear to al

1 = lots of rpg
2 = singspam away ore move to other part = music
3 = psn store make better ( tip using ps vita to move in store = touch screen )
4 = ps4 320/500gb 400 โ‚ฌ
1/2 terabite =500โ‚ฌ please good mem.( no more frame rate isue in games )

5=good integration ps vita/ps4
6=ps4 create own interface = ( make ,move icones in new dachboard )
7= faster euro release after usa release + corect prices
8= facebook /you tube/ gmail (renting films ) on ps3/ps4
9= good excluzieves + good dlc games
9 tings i need i need

also to sales peopel of sony + other = i have nowh more mony to spend = but no store update + no new games = lame of u

only not in July and August = then i am in big break .

Choco-Molho 2 January, 2013 @ 5:22 am   65

biosock 2 and mortal kombat were to be on 2nd january ๐Ÿ™
now is 9th?

Romain29 2 January, 2013 @ 6:20 am   66

God Of War
Sly 4
Beyond two soul
Soul Sacrifice
Gta V
Lightning returns FFXIII
Tales of Xillia
One piece pirate Warrior 2
Naruto Storm 3

Now i hope some good news for The Last Guardian and Final Fantasy Versus XIII ๐Ÿ™

bitbydeath 2 January, 2013 @ 7:35 am   67

List is missing ‘Until Dawn’, oh and PS4 of course.

s8109csa_hun 2 January, 2013 @ 9:28 am   68

Pretty good gaming opportunities in 2013.
However…Please think on past opportunities too. When I bought my PSPgo, ther was not a hungarian PS store, so I used a UK accoung for buying a lot of games. Now I’m on hungarian account and since there is no known possibility to migrate the games, I would like to see them available on the hungarian store too. Please check the situation with the decision makers. The games I would buy the 2nd time are: GoW: Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta, Pursuit Force series, Valkyria Chronicles II.
Thank You in advance.


Hello Fred.

Happy new year.

Will GB get a store update today, as I read in one of your previous posts that plus would be receiving bio shock 2 today.

Will we get a store update later on or will it be next week??? T__T

    Fred Dutton 2 January, 2013 @ 11:40 am    

    The Plus updates will be going live today as announced, but no new Store content until next Wednesday.

Chocobo115 2 January, 2013 @ 9:48 am   70

Can’t get excited over Tomb Raider anymore.
When the developers act like lapdogs to Microsoft, giving them exclusives.
I’ll still get it, just not at full price. around ยฃ20 should be good enough for me.

CreditDue 2 January, 2013 @ 10:05 am   71

I hope there’s an update today. The US has had theirs 2 weeks in a row. Clear to see where Sony’s priorities lie

    Fred Dutton 2 January, 2013 @ 11:42 am    

    Next Store update is on the 9th, though new Plus content will go live today as announced. The only content added to the US store over Christmas were titles already available in EU (Chronovolt, Jetpack Joyride). We’ll have a new sale up before too long as well.

AlexAtkinUK 2 January, 2013 @ 11:06 am   72

I’m really hoping for 64GB memory cards for PS Vita this year as with PSN+, storage space is a HUGE problem now.

Then again, I had to import from the US just to get a 32GB so I’m not holding much hope in it happening.

It wouldn’t be so bad if transferring content to/from the Vita wasn’t so painfully slow.

SamiFFXII 2 January, 2013 @ 11:34 am   73

Tomb Raider and GTA V, don’t care much for the others. The Last of Us looks interesting, but as with anything i’m staying sceptical due to the hype surrounding it.

Btw do you have any information regarding offline mode for MU on iOS? I mean the whole point is that i can listen to my music anywhere considering i’m paying for the service. Thanks.

supersmith2500 2 January, 2013 @ 11:40 am   74

@CreditDue and J3FFTiN:
I answer that question before and Fred told me next week.


Okay updated list on plus. Bioshock 2, mortal kombat , Gotham city impossters, lotr guardians, all are niw under instant game collection.

luckysalt81 2 January, 2013 @ 12:15 pm   76

We aren’t meant to be getting Gotham City Impostors in UK, so if you want it download it quickly before its taken off.

I just did, thanks for the extra game!


I’ll definitely be getting Beyond, Puppeteer, Metal Gear Rising and Anarchy Reigns.
The Ghibli charm of Ni No Kuni isn’t enough to make me part with my cash, not a fan of that style of RPG gameplay.

Why there is no Online Pass (Radnet) of Prototype 2 on EU store?


A store update would of been nice start to 2013, rather than have to wait until 9th Jan, that will be 19 days since last store update. (excluding the poor 12 discount sale)

US store has been updated, and will have been on more than one occasion between our updates.

Jan very poor on PS+ as well, lets hope EU store and PS+ gets better from Feb onbwards.

Strangeheaven 2 January, 2013 @ 1:04 pm   80

The Last Guardian should be on that list. I would put that game as the most highly anticipated title. The reason I say that is because not only are team ico making this,other sony first party studios are helping with the development.But we dont no who though.

To my knowledge The Last Guardian must be the most secretive game in gaming history. And that alone makes it the number one anticipated title.

Come on team ico we the fans believe in you.

Vittu, ei toimi videot, patkii helvetisti…..

chrisboers 2 January, 2013 @ 1:13 pm   82

@Strangeheaven: You’re right. Only reason it’s not on this list, is that The Last Guardian will probably not make it in 2013.

Kotatsu2000 2 January, 2013 @ 1:18 pm   83

Bizarre omission of Ni no Kini and The Last Guardian. The former is out fairly soon and looks wonderful. The latter… well I guess we may never see that one.

And how about PS4? Shouldn’t that be reason no.1?

shampoofan 2 January, 2013 @ 1:18 pm   84

since the psp is for all intents and purposes dead now, all psp games should be permanently cut in price by at least 50%. while the vita isn’t exactly being spoiled by dozens of new releases each week it would at least give vita owners a chance to pick up some older titles to play at a reasonable price


Why is it you can get the PS+ stuff up today before 12 GMT time but every other time we have to wait until around 1700 GMT?

I.m not complaining, just asking because around lunchtime is when all updates should go live and not at night time when most of the day has passed.

So the store team has practically nothing to do this week and still managed to fail the Plus update? Even while they made the very same mistake with the free PSP Lego Batman game just recently?

You know, I often enough accepted that humans do make mistakes and I “embraced” the Christmas and New Year spirit. But you guys make it really hard for one to believe you that everyone is giving their best or that things will improve. It is simply too obvious that some people in the store team don’t care at all. It is beyond me how they manage to remain hired.

It surely would have raised my mood btw. if we got that Sound Shapes sale that I expected for Christmas. USA got it this week, so I strongly suggest that SCEE follows soon.
Read it from my lips: I want a Sound Shapes sale asap!

Demis_Denton 2 January, 2013 @ 1:50 pm   88

Happy new year!
I have a question:
Are the No packaging Dualshock 3 controllers legit?
They come in a plastic bag abd they are cheaper.
Can anyone answer me and spread the truth?

muzzar69 2 January, 2013 @ 2:03 pm   89

Speaking of Sly Cooper, are we ever going to get a reason why we have to wait literally 2 months longer than what the states does? I thought we got over this crap years ago! Isent it enough we have to pay twice what the states does, get a 10th of the events and competitions, and get the short end of the stick when it comes to the PSN store and plus?
Is that not enough of a kick in the family jewels?
Seriously tempted to close my AU account and go set up a US PSN account and start importing all my games, that way I don’t have to put up with this anymore.

Why cant Playstation be like their competition, Microsoft and Nintendo, and treat regions equally? I don’t see Microsoft saying sorry EU you have to wait till January 2013 for Halo 4.
Nor do I see Nintendo saying sorry EU you have to wait till January 2013 for the WiiU.

supersmith2500 2 January, 2013 @ 2:27 pm   90

Well Sony is not alone with this one muzz but Nintendo is even worse. Kirby’s 20th Anniversary collection does not have a EU release, Scribblenauts Unlimited is delayed until late February, Mario’s 25th Anniversary was lame 2 years ago and the only thing to celebrate it is just a SNES ROM, soundtrack and artwork with less info and that’s it, Brawl also had a massive delay for 3 months also just like MGS HD 4 years ago and then there is this ridiculous restriction where you can’t buy Mature Content until between 11pm and 3am because NOE is based in Germany and has to follow the German Law. I’m glad SCEE is based in England.

EternalChaos72 2 January, 2013 @ 2:44 pm   91

i agree with skookie (think thats the username) we want a global store. not buy by region crap pfft. get ur team on the job mr fred flintstone ๐Ÿ˜‰

Strangeheaven 2 January, 2013 @ 3:32 pm   92

Has anyone here noticed that there hasn’t been a Hands On Preview for The Last Of Us? Yet the game will release in 4 months.

It just seems weired considering that uncharted 2 had preview builds up to 8-10 months before the game was released.

Seems to me that naughtydog may not be satisfied or happy with the gameplay.

KylieDog 2 January, 2013 @ 3:43 pm   93

Is the first Wednesday of the month and no PS+ update.

Not a very good start to the year, I guess timely updates and store content is a good start to a “13 things to not be excited about in 2013” list.

KylieDog 2 January, 2013 @ 3:45 pm   94

I should probably not skim text so much, I take back my last post :p


It has been several hours that the store has been updated for the PS+ update.

portugatentante 2 January, 2013 @ 4:40 pm   96

Thnks for the info Winckle ! Now i can play guardians of the middle earth early… what happened tho the blog? there no post


@19 I agree with everything you said…

maniac00 2 January, 2013 @ 6:07 pm   98

Happy New Year folks !

Gotham City Impostors is in IGC list but its not free. Any idea why?

Tempest_Blank 2 January, 2013 @ 7:17 pm   99

Where is Tales of Xillia?
Come on, help Bamco and Hideo Baba with advertising)

supersmith2500 2 January, 2013 @ 7:41 pm   100

Two question for you fellow gamers.

1. Which MK did you guys get? The Komplete edition with all the DLC characters or the Original version?

2. How much space is Guardian of Middle Earth?

Btw, hope 2013 brings the best. =D

I-KILLED_U-LOL__ 2 January, 2013 @ 8:37 pm   101

hi I was just woundering if there was a release date for retro city rampage om the EU playstation store yet?

supersmith2500 2 January, 2013 @ 8:50 pm   102

RCR shouldn’t be long now. I think it least 1-2 weeks time according to the creator.


by any chance do u no when u will put counter strike on the store for us in the UK and the rest of the EU i have been waiting for this game for ages i thought we wud get it the same time as the US please have u got a date for it now

larsh231 2 January, 2013 @ 9:05 pm   104

Another good idea: Remove the frackin’ Singstar-Logo from the PS3.


Dermado 2 January, 2013 @ 9:09 pm   105

to anyone fed up about RCR the xbox version will be up in a month or two apparently, not something that Ive looked into in any way, but people moan about it (rightly so tbh) pretty frequently, so if you want to play but dont want Sony to get your rupees for sucking nd have an Xbox wait a little longer and buy it from there.

Aces73High 2 January, 2013 @ 9:36 pm   106

2013 promises to be a great year for Playstation fans. But I know what would make it even better…

…for two of my all-time favourite games to be ported to Vita – Journey and LIMBO!

In the wake of today’s announcement, Fez coming to Vita would also be very, very cool. As would The World Ends With You, Bastion, Machinarium, Botanicula, Peggle, Super Meat Boy, World of Goo, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, Rayman Legends, Scott Pilgrim vs The World, LBP Karting, Beat Sneak Bandit, Catherine… … …. …

Well, you get the message.

Mutts-NL 2 January, 2013 @ 10:23 pm   107

Well i can already think of one reason not to get excited 2013.
The lack of support from London toward the community.
While the US saw an update at the 24th of December and one on 2 January. We in Europe saw nothing happening at all.
Good start of 2013 keep it up!

What i hope will happen is RCR, CS:GO and video unlimited hitting the European PS3’s and also removal of Sing star.Solid answers on question a lot of gamers have on these issues. Although as I suspect London does not like it’s customers, but the pay check they get every month for doing little to nothing.

ruinereraser 2 January, 2013 @ 10:56 pm   108

“The only content added to the US store over Christmas were titles already available in EU (Chronovolt, Jetpack Joyride).”

That’s great Fred! Now you could add all the missing content that US PSN Store already has and we’re missing – we really don’t mind having it!

Please fix the sale prices in the store, they’ve gone back up to full price even though it says on each game’s page that the sale lasts til the 9th.

Rowly2008 3 January, 2013 @ 12:05 am   110

I got an XBOX for Christmas so now finally have the best of both worlds regarding game availability. My gripe is that, sorry to say, Microsoft have such a better store whilst Sony keep annoying their loyal (myself included) customers with crap service and content that is constantly delayed.

Really can’t wait for the new PS3 exclusives this year and love the PS+ content but after being a Sony fan since the days of PS1 I’m on the verge of abandoning them, I really hope this year will persuade me differently

lagunareturns 3 January, 2013 @ 6:28 am   111

So you are still being quiet about Retro City Rampage, well the version you said the dev said will released is finished, today it has officially released on XBOX live in all english PAL regions and it will be on WiiWare on the next couple of days for PAL regions…

Since no update until 9th and the fact you are super slow with QA or whatever you claim to delay releases can we expect it on the 9th or we will have to wait again….

Anyways I have made one purchase on PSN for a non SONY game, I wont purchase anything else because the delay on this game is utterly ridiculous, so any more delays means utter shame to the SONY name….

lagunareturns 3 January, 2013 @ 6:28 am   112

Keep running the worst digital provider on the market, keep forcing us using a PSN that is rubbish…. IF there was an option to use another digital provider on Vita and PS3 everyone would use it and PSN will die… Come on allow Steam on PS3 and Vita and watch how quality service being provided….

I mean Steam and XboxLive actually listen to its customers and actually improve their services based on their customer responses… I mean you finally do a survey but it did not let me do it and it seems you didn’t even bother to check it because where is the supposed improvements to PSN… ALL I SEE IS NO IMPROVEMENT, IT IS BUGGY STILL AND YOU STILL DELAY RELEASES WITH NO CLEAR REASON…

hayzink 3 January, 2013 @ 8:00 am   113


you might already know this by now but ill answer anyway.

1. mortal kombat was the regular essentials edition with no dlc which was all i was expecting anyway.

2. g.o.m.e is 1.2 gb

hayzink 3 January, 2013 @ 8:05 am   114


the developer is the one who has not released reto city rampage not sony, it is NOT held up by sony.
the DEVELOPER is the one who has decided to now bring the game to xbla and wiiware before psn NOT scee.

its unfair to be bashing scee for this one as this is a developer issue and it is also the reason i will never pay for this game when it releases in the next 2 weeks.

Sutorcen 3 January, 2013 @ 8:45 am   115

Happy New (gaming) Year.

I only need one thing from you guys. Support the PS Vita because it is a wonderfull peace of hardware. If you could somehow give it access to the Google Play catalogue it would be great.

Apart from that, more new IPs on the Vita please and this will be a great year.

THE_FORCE 3 January, 2013 @ 8:59 am   116

@83 (Kotatsu2000) – If you look, Ni No Kuni IS on the list. It’s the second game mentioned!!


2013 lol more letdowns. out there priceing. games that crash and lag cuz there xbox ports. US being treated betta than EU no real feed back.wooo 2013 what fun iv been with sony since ps1 had ps2 ps3 xperia play phone and vita from launch and the time has come. comeon all be honist the grass is greener elsewere sony only want ur dow thats it. vita is treated like it never existed most the games are rushed and not worth a bean (BOD.RBS) the list goes on ps3 games come out bust and they try and patch later on the store is a joke singstar icons empty promises yes im ranting but enuf is enuf sony im out.

Ferkel11 3 January, 2013 @ 1:10 pm   118

Fred,please give me any info about Counter Strike:Global Offensive!

Am I the only one hoping for Diablo 3 on ps3 and release of Doom 4 under 2013 ?

boobarians 3 January, 2013 @ 2:05 pm   120

playstation 2 and 3 are a complete waste of money,they constantly malfunction(ps2 disc read error,what is that supposed to mean),ps3 freezes and crashes often and for no reason.I would advise anybody that would listen do not buy this inferior crap,i will never buy a sony product again,GET AN X-BOX FAR SUPERIOR.i do not know how these rip off merchants have managed to stay in buisness selling their products.

tyza1971 3 January, 2013 @ 2:32 pm   121

I’m looking forward to seeing Counter Strike – Global Operations arriving on the PS3 in Europe.

Or maybe I’ll just need to buy a PC or Xbox to realise that dream!

Bumblebee 3 January, 2013 @ 3:09 pm   122

Sure, there are lots of good games coming out for PS3.

But that’s not enough from Sony. They need to stop being so arrogant; 2013 is the year to INNOVATE not AGGRAVATE.

Lots to do, Sony:

– Improve your marketing. Your marketing is terrible. The Vita adverts make me cringe in particular.

– Improve PS3’s relationship with Vita. Either enable more games over remote play or enable ALL games over remote play.

– Iron out the wrinkles in the PS3/Vita UI. For example, the download list. WHY can I not filter the list, e.g. “Show only demos” or “Show only PS1 games”. Instead I (personally) have to scroll through 2500 items to find stuff. Also, give us an option to TICK some BOXES and DOWNLOAD ONLY THE TICKED ITEMS. Handy, for example, when transferring stuff you have bought onto a new PS3 after your old one dies… which happens a lot, Sony. Don’t make the transition so PAINFUL.

Bumblebee 3 January, 2013 @ 3:13 pm   123

– Improve the “improved” PSN Store. It’s awful now. Buying items, downloading DLC or demos… all these things now take about THREE TIMES AS LONG. I press a button… there’s a pause… then more often than not, I am booted from the server and all the stuff I put in my cart is gone. Do I want to start the newly long-winded process again? NO. I CAN’T BE BOTHERED. And Sony lose my money. All because someone decided that looks is more important than functionality. IT ISN’T.

– Improve Vita in general. That UI? Horrible. Why doesn’t it look like a PS3? If it had been marketed properly – e.g. “IT’S LIKE HAVING A PS3 IN YOUR POCKET!” rather than “DUDEBROS, LOOK THIS WILL MAKE YOU FEEL A BIT LIKE YOU’RE FLYING OR SOMETHING, CHECK OUT HOW GOOD YOUR HAIR LOOKS AS IT FLOPS IN THE WIND” then maybe it’d have a chance.

Also, marketing a device with phrases such as “…and touchscreen combat in Assassin’s Creed” as if that will make someone rush out and go “OMFG I ALWAYS WANTED TOUCHSCREEN COMBAT, I WILL NOW SHELL OUT ยฃ300″… it’s misguided.

MARKETING. Try to make people WANT your product. Not want to smash the ponces in the adverts for being nothing like any gamer ever.

Bumblebee 3 January, 2013 @ 3:19 pm   124


Little niggles like no “lock” facility for PS3 remote play… just stick it as an option for touchscreen. Let me assign L2/L3 to the touchscreen corners too if I like… I can assign X, O, triangle and square… but not the L2/L3/R2/R3. Why? These are the ones that NEED assigning. They are crap on the back touch panel; easily touched by accident.

– Also, SORT OUT SINGSTAR. I’m a fan but I can’t play the bug-ridden XMB version because I can’t see my previously created players. So what’s the point in it? THERE IS NONE. Other than confusing my trophy collection because I now have TWO different entries for SingStar. IT’S A MESS.

– Improve communications and connectivity across the blog, website and forums.

I’ve about a thousand more ideas but I know Sony don’t listen. It’s a shame; PS3 has taught me a lot about how Sony do business… and they do business in a very arrogant way. Rather than “We are Sony and we want you, our customers, to be happy and at times, amazed!” their attitude is more “We are Sony. You WILL buy our products eventually. We will enjoy your money. Expect nothing more from us”.

Erroneus 3 January, 2013 @ 3:37 pm   125

I’m looking forward to the store being improved. The new store has sadly been a huge failure. It’s better looking sure, but the design and speed of it, is frankly right now a disaster. Also use the controller fully, dual control scheme in menus would be great and add a gifting option.

I’m looking forward to a a proper download list and proper background downloading of patches, so I can finally upgrade my PS3 with a new HDD.

I’m looking forward to a PS Vita sale ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m looking forward to an option, so we can remove or move the hated Singstar icon.

I’m looking forward to The Last of Us, GTA V, Beyond Two souls, Bioshock Infinite and many other great games.

I’m looking forward to a general improvement of PlayStation Network speeds, as downloading from it right now is way to slow, considering how much content is digital these days.

jin_kazama56 3 January, 2013 @ 8:20 pm   126

nooo my ps3 crashed playing psasbr and it said i had to format all my data its all gone! ๐Ÿ™ god dam it! everythings gone!

arnau1555 3 January, 2013 @ 8:29 pm   127

Hi Fred,
Do you think that the sale for vita games will be in the next week or so?
Because i’m looking for a game and i wouldn’t like buy the game and one week later find the game much more cheaper.
Best regards

THE_FORCE 3 January, 2013 @ 8:48 pm   128

I’m hoping for world peace.

iamthelloyd 3 January, 2013 @ 9:34 pm   129


Are we likely to get Demon’s Souls on PSN shortly, like the yanks are?

    Fred Dutton 4 January, 2013 @ 11:44 am    

    Yes indeed! It will be out in EU before the end of January. Look out for a new interview with developer From Software here on the Blog in the next few weeks.


I am treating this year with extreme suspicion. This time last year, January 2012, I was really excited and looking forward to CS:GO arriving in the summer. Unfortunately, August 2012 came and went with no CS:GO being released and neither Valve nor Sony saw fit to explain to avid CS players why it wasn’t being released. And here we are nearly 5 months later without a single word from either company with regard to when or even if it will ever be released.

I will know better in future than to trust Sony with my expectations. I left myself open this time last year to being completely deceived, I won’t make the same mistake twice.

iamthelloyd 3 January, 2013 @ 9:49 pm   131

not sure why there is a space in ‘playstation’ on that link.

Panos_GRE 3 January, 2013 @ 10:06 pm   132

Here is one good reason not to be excited about:

According to this, Sony applied for a patent to bind videogame media (bluray discs) to a unique console ID (PS4?).
In other words to make future videogames only useable in one future console, destroying the second hand market.
So, no more borrowing games from friends or buying used ones for Sony’s new console.

If this is true and it looks that way, I fear that Sony is about to commit sepukku.

supersmith2500 3 January, 2013 @ 10:27 pm   133

This is just a rumour so we don’t know yet.



the only rumor is if sony will apply this tech to ps4.

the patent story is true and sony could apply this to future consoles if the tech works and they want to do it.

kotaku has ran a story on this today that points out this could just effect some elements like online and could just be used as a new way to implement the online pass system where people will just have to pay a fee to access certain elements of the game.

this could very well be true as sony is a Japanese company and the second hand games market is a whole different animal in japan and nothing like the western world. if im not mistaken game rentals are still illegal in japan.

vonhammer 4 January, 2013 @ 12:05 am   135

2nd hand lock thing has been rumored for a long time now,but this looks like a clever way of using it.

” if im not mistaken game rentals are still illegal in japan.”

Also in some EU countries.

Personally I’m not bothered if they lock out rentals and the 2nd hand market.I think the last game I got 2nd hand was Jurassic Park on SNES.And that was of a mate for a few quid.The last game I rented was ISS 2000 on the N64.

But if it’s console locked and I cant give my brothers the games unrestricted,if/when they get a PS4,I wont go near the system.

declan__watson 4 January, 2013 @ 12:22 am   136

Wwhat you just said about ps store is absolotly atrotious. Xbox store isnt as good as the sony one. Also your comment about xbox being better is just false, playstation has been going longer than xbox and sony are much more advanced. The games that are coming are way better than any xbox game my friend. PlayStation is a much moreadvanced console than the xbox, microsoft shouldnt rewllybe in gaming, sony are miles ahead of microsoft and nintendo in gaming and entertainment. Keepthat in mind my frind. ๐Ÿ˜‰ LongLivePlay

declan__watson 4 January, 2013 @ 12:24 am   137

Posted this from my vita keyboard is hard to get user too. Usually blog on my Xperia.

Terarded 4 January, 2013 @ 4:41 am   138

ive heard the rumours about ps4 linking games to psn profile and i think this would be a big mistake. i along with millions of other gamers would not see the point in buying a ps4 when you have to pay 100s of dollars for them. ps4 sails will reduce by at least half, i guarantee.

Darayavahus 4 January, 2013 @ 5:16 am   139

Where is Counter-Strike: Global Offensive? It’s not even funny anymore, half a year passed since release date in US and it still can’t reach EU PSN? What are we? A second category clients? Are we worse than US customers?

Immortal-Wolf-- 4 January, 2013 @ 6:57 am   140

OMG Sony means 14 reasons to be excited about 2013

PSN update 2013 to stop used PS3 Games And Shared PS3 games to access PSN this is no joke people and all game shops around the world has just started to panic. Will this start a riot against Sony and PSN in this year 2013 as its already started.

hayzink 4 January, 2013 @ 7:37 am   141


i am also not to bothered by it especially if it does away with the online pass system because as that is at the moment it is flawed.
at the moment if i redeem an online pass my wife cant log on to her account on the same console and play that game online without a new pass which is just wrong if you ask me.

in all honesty i dont think sony will use the system to block used games altogether, simple reason for thinking like this is simple , microsoft.

it be a very brave/stupid move to restrict your product in such a way when your main competitor is releasing a similar powered product around the same time without said restrictions, something like this could be a major factor for many when making a buying decision.

i am planning on keeping my ps3 when i buy my ps4/orbis or whatever it gets called so if the other rumour of no b/c is true i wont lose all my digital content but i hope this is one rumor that turns out not to be true but sony have shown themselves not to be a fan of b/c (discounting the 60gb as that has long been discontinued)

BigPaja 4 January, 2013 @ 7:51 am   142

But what about The Last Guardian and Final Fantasy Versus XIII? I know that the latter is an effort from Square-Enix so I should be asking them but the former is a Sony game and asking about it here is fair game.

croze343 4 January, 2013 @ 8:18 am   143

Sly Cooper looking like only good vita game so far.
Resistance, CoD etc have all failed to bring a FPS experience to vita… I would like to hear about more enhanced ps2 ports to the vita. Persona 4 is the best game on the damn console. Now remake FF & more classics for vita please!

THExBUMFLUFFK1D 4 January, 2013 @ 8:53 am   144

is there gonna be another call of duty this year?

declan__watson 4 January, 2013 @ 9:59 am   145

Sony owns 8% of square enix, thats the main reasons we got final fantasy and the last guardian as exclusives, be good if square and sony could team up and make there first exclusive game together. Square and Sony make the best games partnership in the world and square is the only decent one around today. Im glad that we own half ofsquare because then we get dlc before choose xbox and selected nintendo console whichis good. I think out of the big three square said themselves that they prefer sony. ๐Ÿ™‚

declan__watson 4 January, 2013 @ 10:05 am   146

Hitman is an awesome game love it. Agent 47 is like the evil james bond, they both work as undercover agents difference being james is after women agent 47 is too busy killing people. He is the most feared man alive. Any fellow bloggers who are skeptic of buying hitman id recommend buying it, defenetly worth ยฃ20 or $30 where ever you stay. Thank you very much for your time. ๐Ÿ™‚

biggreenbeardie 4 January, 2013 @ 10:57 am   147

let alone all of those things i still cant get skype on ma vita (sad face)

dark_angel69 4 January, 2013 @ 1:50 pm   148

Is that a serious question? O_O

Nice post. How comes Watch_dogs isn’t listed? This is going to be some year. My credit card is going to be taking quite some abuse this year. lol. So many awesome games and possibly the next gen console if the rumors are true. I started playing Dishonored yesterday. Great game that but lost interest in it real fast. I probably shouldn’t have played Far Cry 3 first. lol. Bought it from the Christmas deal and got so hooked to it and just lost interest in everything else. God knows how many hours I’ve spent just exploring before remembering I’m suppose to do missions too.

    Fred Dutton 4 January, 2013 @ 3:17 pm    

    Is Watch Dogs confirmed for 2013? I’ve got that one chalked up as ‘TBC’. You’re right though – it does indeed look intriguing!

playmartelli 4 January, 2013 @ 3:44 pm   149

Fez on Ps Vita, make it happen!!!!!

monoliet 4 January, 2013 @ 3:56 pm   150

fred ore other
i read like lots other on the internet
i now u not need do believe everiting u reed .
but Sony has reportedly patented technology that will prevent the use of second hand games on consoles.

i hope u company = not tinking on puting tags on disk
i never sel mi disk but if u do make tags on id = u are not abel to ban hackers cheaters …….
in Belgium = lagale to have 1 copie to u self = backup if u copie go dead .
if u do sel ps4 not tel use u place tags = i sue u compani
if u tel tags are fact = i not buy u stuf .

i wil not suport any game dev who are raising prices of games ( ea = i wil not buy u games 59 โ‚ฌ = max )

tyza1971 4 January, 2013 @ 5:33 pm   151

I’m most excited about the Launch of the XBox 720…

declan__watson 4 January, 2013 @ 6:20 pm   152

I dont mean to be rude but we dont really care if your excited for 720 and plus xbox 720 isnt going to be good amean c’mon ps4 is going to be way better than next gen xbox. We will stilk have better games than xbox because playstation is the better gaming and entertainment platform. With better exclusives, services, films, music etc. Id wait till ps4 comes because I think ps4 is going to be much better than xbox 720, but o respect your oppinion my friend. ๐Ÿ™‚

declan__watson 4 January, 2013 @ 6:26 pm   153

Hi again Fred
Heard about this destination playstation event for next month, sounds like its going to rock the playstation world, im sure by the time your finished you will have added another couole of members to the playstation
Comunity. If I know about gaming its that playstation is the best. Do you know if it will be streamed on playstation home, like what you did with e3 and gamescom like a booth? Thankyou hope you answer back I am lookig forward to this destination playstation. ๐Ÿ™‚

hayzink 4 January, 2013 @ 6:28 pm   154


you mentioned that we will have a jan sale soon enough which is good news are we looking at 1 week or 2?

i just as as im waiting to see if walking dead season pass shows up, if its not in this sale im just going to bite the bullet and buy it, i just don’t want to buy it today because knowing my luck ill buy it now and it is in the next sale

dark_angel69 4 January, 2013 @ 7:20 pm   155

Quite a lot of sites says that Ubisoft has confirmed it. Just no release dates or month has been set.

Shadowdragoon 4 January, 2013 @ 8:23 pm   156

Is one of those 13 the really important SCEE will not treath the rest of EU as crap compared to UK/Germany/France. (And get all of EUs quality up closer to US level)

G-SHOCKKILLER 4 January, 2013 @ 8:49 pm   157

I got an idea for 2013, why not make a free iheart radio app! Itll be a great intro to the new year and also great for parties! i hope you guys there in psn take this into suggestion thanks

KaiserSoza13 5 January, 2013 @ 2:14 am   158

Reason number 1, the rollout of the video store to Ireland and the rest of Europe,yabba dabba do it Fred.

Joeycool_FR 5 January, 2013 @ 4:01 am   159

Im waiting for sly4 and gta5 ^^

DragarGT 5 January, 2013 @ 4:35 am   160

One great reason to be excited would be some PS vita discounts on the PSN. To bad we have yet to see light on this topic

R_a_z_i_e_l 5 January, 2013 @ 6:29 am   161

Hello Fred you probably are not answering anymore questions but do you have a confirmation that there will be a big New Year Sale for Ps Vita games ? The reason I ask and this may sound silly. but the US and other stores got Christmas deals and generally you guys say because these games were on a Sale they won’t be Free on PS+ for awhile.

Now there are a few games I want on PSN but im either going to buy them during a Discount or just wait it out when they eventually become free on PS+ and since we didn’t get a sale then its more likely that those games will become free on PS+ sooner or later. (Im a very patient guy).

Also do you have any idea when Dokuro and Retro City Rampage are coming to the EU/AUS stores ? and will we be getting a discount on them due to the delay ?

trowsaz74 6 January, 2013 @ 4:28 am   162

All good stuff there but dont forget also getting Skyrim fixed and us PS3 owners finally getting some well deserved DLC!

toffee789 6 January, 2013 @ 8:47 am   163

there hopefully will be a black ops 3 in november. but its only a prediction so i might be wrong

NoobBlast 6 January, 2013 @ 2:45 pm   164

I have some questions about the latest firmware “degrade”:

1.) Why is the new PSN Shop so slow?
2.) If you check a trophy ingame, why does it sync for 5 mins and no option to cancel it?
3.) Why is the online PSN shop only compatible with 1 out of 10 browsers? (Doesent work on any Android one. Chrome, Opera, Mozilla, Dolphin, Firefox +++) It also doesent work in Opera and several other browsers on PC. I think the shop only works in newest IE.

NoobBlast 6 January, 2013 @ 2:50 pm   165

I stopped buying any games on PS3 until the 5 minute delay ingame on trophy sync is fixed. Buying all games games on 360 until it’s fixed.

AeonsDead 6 January, 2013 @ 8:56 pm   166

@164 I use Firefox (Mozilla Firefox is the full name so you shouldn’t list Mozilla as a seperate browser) and the store works perfectly fine.

NoobBlast 7 January, 2013 @ 1:04 am   167

#166: AeonsDead:

You are right about that, but on Tablets etc.. no browser is compatible. Not even Firefox, Chrome, Opera and all the others.
xbox.xom is compatible with all browsers anywhere, including older ones for information. PSN Store is highly incompatible. Sony is fiddling with their Xperia, so they should make a PSN Store app for Android. Too bad the web version dont work on a system Sony even make sell themselves.

BTW: A guy here informed me about going “offline” on trophies (Using triangle button), and now its back to the old fast again. That issue is solved.