‘Heads-up’ PlayStation Store update, 6th February 2013


Good afternoon everyone. Headlining this week’s update, Dead Space 3 brings Isaac Clarke and merciless soldier John Carver on a journey across space to discover the source of the Necromorph outbreak. Crash-landed on the frozen planet of Tau Volantis, Isaac must comb the harsh environment for raw materials and scavenged parts.

Play together with a friend or alone as Isaac Clarke using the seamless new drop in, drop out co-op functionality. Each mode offers unique story elements and gameplay.


When he’s not planning his next heist or tracking criminals across time, Sly Cooper likes to hang out with his pals in Bentley’s arcade. As well as being a gadget guru and master hacker, trusty sidekick Bentley is also a whizz at designing videogames – and you can try your hand at three of his creations with Bentley’s Hackpack.

Elsewhere on the store, we’re celebrating PS Vita‘s first birthday with a special sale – save up to 50% on selected titles! Find out what’s on offer here.

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

Note: Following the recent announcement that Sleeping Dogs will be available to PlayStation Plus members this month, the title will not be available to German consumers. Unfortunately we cannot confirm at this time what additional content will be available to German Plus members, however we are working on a solution and look forward to updating you soon. We apologise for any disappointment and appreciate your patience while we resolve this matter.

PS3 games

Alien Breed
Price: £6.49/€7.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: All

Bentley’s Hackpack (Trial available)
Price: £1.59/€1.99
Availability: All

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Price: £59.99/€69.99
PEGI: 18
Availability: All

Dead Space 3 (available 8th February)
Price: £59.99/€69.99
PEGI: 18
Availability: All

Fist Of The North Star: Ken’s Rage 2
Price: £49.99/€59.99
PEGI: 18
Availability: Not available in New Zealand

PS Vita games

Alien Breed
Price: £6.49/€7.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: All

Bentley’s Hackpack
Price: £1.59/€1.99
Availability: All

Escape Plan Collection
Price: £15.99/€19.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: All

Wake-Up Club
Price: Free
Availability: All

PS Vita demos

Ragnarok Odyssey
Availability: All

PS One games

Crisis Beat
Price: £2.39/€2.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine


Dead or Alive 5

Prices: £2.39/€2.99
Availability: All

Dead Space 3

Availability: All

Fist Of The North Star: Ken’s Rage 2

  • Jagi – Comic Costume
  • Kenshiro – Comic Costume
  • Kenshiro Original Costume
  • Mamiya – Comic Costume
  • Raoh – Comic Costume
  • Rei – Comic Costume
  • Shin – Comic Costume
  • Thouzer – Comic Costume
  • Toki – Comic Costume

Prices: Free
Availability: Not available in Germany, New Zealand

Guardians Of Middle-Earth

Prices: £1.59/€1.99
Availability: All

LittleBigPlanet (Cross-Buy)

Prices: Free
Availability: All

Rock Band 3

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


Prices: £2.39/€2.99
Availability: Not available in Turkey

The Pinball Arcade

Availability: All


Earth Defense Force 2017

Prices: £0.40/€0.49
Availability: All

LittleBigPlanet (Cross-Buy)

Prices: Free
Availability: All

The Pinball Arcade

Availability: All

Wake-Up Club

Prices: £0.21/€0.25
Availability: All


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hey Jawad i was just wondering if theres any chance dirt 3 could be on the instant game collection thanks great work 🙂

INS1GHTFUL 6 February, 2013 @ 3:04 pm   2

I’ll definitely buy Dead Space 3 at that price. Bargain

Chocobo115 6 February, 2013 @ 3:05 pm   3

Aww was expecting bigger discounts on the Sleeping Dog DLC, expected at least 50% on the extra story DLC, will have to wait longer then.

Btw are there any jRPG classics on the horizon from either PS1 or PS2?

CoolRichy008UK 6 February, 2013 @ 3:06 pm   4

DONT GET F1 RACESTARS you cant drift round corners AVOID IT

theicebucket 6 February, 2013 @ 3:07 pm   5

Hello, is Alien Breed cross buy? And does the discount on “Alien Breed Impact” relate to “Alien Breed”. Thanks

Carnivius_Prime 6 February, 2013 @ 3:08 pm   6

Bought Alien Breed a couple hours ago which is good and I’m downloading a couple of the Plus freebies (Sleeping Dogs and F1 Stars) though they don’t appeal to me that much. I might get that Bentley game too since it’s cheap. Wonder why we don’t have Sly 4 though when the US got it last night. Also they’ve had Guilty Gear XX for a lil while and I’ve been waiting for that.

When is Wipeout Fusion and YouTube coming?

Jawad, please answer the following question!

Is Aliens: Colonial Marines also getting digital release on PSN ?

If so, when ?

(international release is 12th February)

Shou_Kobayashi 6 February, 2013 @ 3:09 pm   9

Nice that we ae getting Bentley’s Hackpack, while Europe is still waiting until the 27th of march for Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time…

It’s so cheap, is this a mini title, or does it have trophies?

Nemeth050506 6 February, 2013 @ 3:09 pm   10

You lied on us again. No Sleeping Dogs for Germans. Well, I think we don`t get anything else. And if we get something it will be a crappy lego game.
Good advice: before promising something check first whether you can keep up with your promises.
Good advice 2: before offering a game that isn’t available in somer regions think of replacement for this regions BEFORE and not AFTER you are offering the game.

greg97228 6 February, 2013 @ 3:09 pm   11

Wouah Sleeping Dogs Thanks.
But when games like Sports Champions and Eye Pet on Playstation Plus? To revive a little interest Move

EccentricJon 6 February, 2013 @ 3:11 pm   12

Hey Jawad.
Are we ever going to get the Castle Crashers Blacksmith (Purple Knight) pack, or the one with Hatty?
Cheers mate.

GametimeUK 6 February, 2013 @ 3:11 pm   13

Are we going to be getting Counter Strike any time this year? It hasn’t officially been canned so I am still anticipating its release.

zakdude100 6 February, 2013 @ 3:11 pm   14

1)when will we get the sly cooper thieves in time demo?
2)can we get the sly cooper thieves in time early access demo as well? because we missed out on that in europe and the U.S has the full game now, so we need something to keep us going.
thanks in advance


Confused. What’s the difference between…

Add-On Pack 8 Pro: Twilight Zone (£6.49/€7.99)
Pro Version Upgrade: Twilight Zone (£3.99/€4.99)
Table Pack 8: Twilight Zone (£3.99/€4.99)

? Cheers!

CreditDue 6 February, 2013 @ 3:12 pm   16

Can someone please explain to me why in the U.S. their PSN store games are sold for the same price as instore, but we have to pay anything from £10 to £25 extra? It’s borderline pathetic

Also in the web store, PS Home Arcade and Wake Up Clock says it’s for PS3, but it’s actually for PS Vita. Are you looking into this matter?

A_Nonny_Moose 6 February, 2013 @ 3:14 pm   18

£35 for EDF and then paid DLC on top of that?

That Bentley picture got me all excited for a Sly demo. Nice to have all the Sleeping Dogs DLC discounted. There’s way too much of it but since I’m getting the game at no extra cost I might get the story related stuff.

Also, being a Plus member in Germany must suck.

I’m still missing Singstar icon/screenshot uninstaller and at least answer to our complaints.

spagetti69 6 February, 2013 @ 3:16 pm   20

Any chance of Resident Evil 2 for Vita?


solarwind12 6 February, 2013 @ 3:16 pm   21

Crazy devs/publishers. BLoPS And Dead Space3, are 59.99 DOLLARS in USA psn (xbla ?.) Yet there asking, sorry telling you (apparently!) to set the price in POUNDS. Why are they allowed to do this stuff. and it isn’t that US pays added tax. That still wouldn’t justify That price, and most US states pay either No added tqx, or a neglible amount. Really maddens me that, A. the publishers demand this Dollar equals Pound conversion, and B. that scee allow them to, in fact point B is much, much worse. Your a business, why then do you allow another entity to give you a Bad name.?

supersmith2500 6 February, 2013 @ 3:17 pm   22

£59.99 for Black Ops II? Pathetic move from Activision. No in fact Acti are a complete joke now. Why does digital titles have to be that dear price? Btw, trying out F1 Race Stars for sure. Also, images??

pinkplaybunny 6 February, 2013 @ 3:18 pm   23


Last week you said the Port Royal 3 content harbour master would be on the store, but its not?


When are you going to give back our money for Dokuro? I bought Dokuro on last wednesday and got just a Demo, now seven days have passed and I have still recieved no refund for your mistake!!!!!

Stavros-Bigboss 6 February, 2013 @ 3:18 pm   25

Anybody knows when XCOM: Enemy Unknown comes to psn? i really want to buy this game.

StefNighthawk 6 February, 2013 @ 3:19 pm   26

25% on Anomaly : woohoo

oh wait… Not available in Belgium :-/


‘Bentley’s Hackpack’ Only £1.59? That sounds good! 😛


Ragnarok Odyssey demo = nice

i want to say u peopel have again made mistake = games }new section } then we have in belgium dutch store + i tink the nederlands overpriced call off duty black ops2
in folow language = ita/spa – eng/fre- ger -pol/ rus!!!!

we onli need eng version please , also when u buy supper overpriced version on psn in real store = 47,95 €

also no bles code ?????, if u want dowloading dlc u need bles code ( howh peopel nowh wen u not puting ? )

SwingerE11 6 February, 2013 @ 3:20 pm   29

when is qforce comming out on vita
I thought it was gonna come out today

WATARIGARASU_ 6 February, 2013 @ 3:21 pm   30

Yeah Dead Space 3 but… what??!!!€69.99??? Hummm ok…

I find Bentley’s Hack Pack insulting in all honesty.

US store get’s the new Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time and we get Bentley’s arcade mini-game? Ugh.. why’d I even get my hopes up.

Well done on the PS+ for this month though, I’m looking forward to playing Sleeping Dogs.

SERGEANT-Q6R 6 February, 2013 @ 3:22 pm   32

Good update

manutreble 6 February, 2013 @ 3:23 pm   33

F1 race stars & sleeping dogs for me


I’ve bought all addon tables for Pinball Arcade so far, but as with the poster above, I’m confused about what all the different versions are?

A better explanation please, for the various different Twilight zone addons?

Thanks, also for Sleeping Dogs and F1 Race Stars on Plus.

supersmith2500 6 February, 2013 @ 3:24 pm   35

Btw, you forgot the PS Home Arcade app for PSVita. *cough* *cough*

MitchZombie 6 February, 2013 @ 3:26 pm   36

LOL at BlackOps 2 price $99 AUD what a joke.

BIG_MAC-- 6 February, 2013 @ 3:27 pm   37

Really freeze ops 2 cmon ! kids can’t make themselves breakfast nevermind navigate there way around the store too see that BO2 is on HA And any person who buys that is a sideman, ANYWAY GREAT PLUS UPDATE I’ll beast on sleepy dogs & is alien breed online co-op so I can beast with company ? 🙂

MitchZombie 6 February, 2013 @ 3:28 pm   38

Also can we get the Ada Wong avatar from RE6, PLZ Capcom…..


Ok I thought ratchet and clank q force ps vita was out today and where is dawnguard

MaxDiehard 6 February, 2013 @ 3:29 pm   40

@4 Since when did F1 race cars drift? Kart-like or not.

anunnakid 6 February, 2013 @ 3:30 pm   41

We need the Sly demo asap!!
Thanks for the bentley hackpack though!

PS 4ever!



Availability: Not available in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine

so where is it available? are there more countries ?

SHAFTRULES 6 February, 2013 @ 3:30 pm   43

any chance of getting soviet strike & nuclear strike on the ps vita please.


Great Plus update and finally we get the long awaited demo of Ragnarok Oddyssey.

There are a couple of price errors in the Vita Sale. Ridge Racer and SfXT have not the Plus discount, and Reality Fighters has not the regular discount. Can you please look if this can be corrected?

Thank you

PAUL_UK-77 6 February, 2013 @ 3:31 pm   45

dead space 3 £60 . no thx will walk to the shop and get it for 40

ps store one big ripoff

The-Pink-Cupcake 6 February, 2013 @ 3:31 pm   46

Are we ever going to get Closure here in the UK (Europe)..?

Also why can’t I filter the All DLC category of the story by FREE like I can with the latest week/month items?


MitchZombie 6 February, 2013 @ 3:31 pm   47

DragonBorn is the first DLC out which will be next week , the other DLC will be out the following weeks.



Materia_Storm 6 February, 2013 @ 3:31 pm   49

Hi Jawad i recently bought Hitman Absolution and found that it came with a 1 months subscription for PS+, when i type the code it says that its not valid. is this because im already a subscriber? if so then it would be advisable to mention that on the subscription card.
please reply


looks like a good update, but im a bit sad that sleeping dogs is not available in germany. its not your fault tho, i guess there were problems with the age restrictions here.

im looking forward to see which game we will get here! 🙂


Good advice 2: before offering a game that isn’t available in somer regions think of replacement for this regions BEFORE and not AFTER you are offering the game.

^^ agree with the german person

chrisboers 6 February, 2013 @ 3:32 pm   52

What’s up with Alien Breed? There are now multiple versions with strange price constructions.
Alien Breed trilogy E3,59 (PS3)
Alien Breed E6,39 (Vita or PS3)
So, the trilogy is cheaper than the single first episode? Is this stuff cross-buy?

pjakinnear 6 February, 2013 @ 3:32 pm   53

Is there any update about LittleBigPlanet Costumes for PlayStation Vita?

It seems that Gurlukovich Soldier costume (from the Metal Gear Solid Level Kit) and also the 6 costumes from the Move Pack have still not been updated on the PlayStation Store nor in-game store.

Finka_Karfein 6 February, 2013 @ 3:32 pm   54

Nothing for me this time. Get me Yakuza Kenzan! and Chrono Cross imports and then you’ll have my money. Even if quite much 😉

ATP_Catfacer 6 February, 2013 @ 3:32 pm   55

Wow sony removed my comment cant handle criticism if you cant get a game out on time i wouldn’t talk crap, its been over 3 months now that the game hasnt been released in europe on psn, its out everywhere else and its out on xbox360 in europe, if you can get your heads out of your a**** and get your act together you wouldnt see comments like this.


Oh wait, I see.

There’s a “normal” version, a “pro” version, and then an upgrade from normal to pro.
I’ve no idea what’s extra in the pro version, so guess I’ll just be getting the standard one.

They get enough money from me anyway 😉
I get them on PSN, iOS, and I’ll probably get them all on Steam soon, too.

AaronSOLDIER 6 February, 2013 @ 3:35 pm   57

Will we EVER get Crisis Core?


Please put Journey on sale soon!

paullavender 6 February, 2013 @ 3:35 pm   59

@ de3bso

skyrim content starts next week.


@zombie guy..thanks


@paul thanks…about time like only been waiting since last July for it.

Rofl. Oh god, I remember too well how Chris Howe and the german blog team confirmed several times that Sleeping Dogs would be available to us Germans too. And one week later: nada!

What a *beep* surprise! I can’t grasp the incompetence of SCEE. This is simply ridiculous that you guys can’t gather the simplest facts.

Besides that Sleeping Dogs isn’t on the index with its cut version, so I really can’t see a reason why this game can’t be shared with us in that version. It’s sold in any store. And I dare you to call it “A publisher decision”.

Oh and just in case that you can’t guess, if we should get another hilarious “replacement” as previously the case with PSP Lego Batman or Gotham City Imposters, you can consider this a casus belli which I would gladly accept as such.

If SCEE feels fine about constantly ignoring our justified claims, why should we care any longer about a good relationship either?

drewblazer 6 February, 2013 @ 3:39 pm   63

All EA games on PSN are overpriced nothing new here but the most beautifull fact about Dead Space 3 is that you pay not only 70€ for game itself but can buy additional 10 day one DLCs for 40€. So it’s already 110€ all together. You better forget collector editions because in the future you gonna pay all that money just for regular game and a stuff which supose to be in a disc already. Great strategy here EA lol.
BTW can we expect to get Uncharted 3 on PSN?

Killer_Paul 6 February, 2013 @ 3:40 pm   64

for people wanting the YouTube app, just create another offline profile on your PS3 and view the PS store but put United States as the store you want to view, back out of the store then you will see the YouTube app to download under TV services after a few mins, if not log out and then back in and check under TV services again 🙂


How the heck do you justify £60 for a digital copy if a game. Sony u r a complete and utter disgrace for allowing this to happen. I really do wish you would price these properly. Unreal.

Chaosprower 6 February, 2013 @ 3:44 pm   66

PS Home Arcade Player for Vita is not listed. It’s coming today, right?

I’ll try the Ragnarok Odyssey demo, I hope it’s available here, because the available countries are not listed here either.

On another note, I tried the Music Unlimited app for Vita, but it doesn’t let me use it because I’m on a subaccount (I was under 18 in 2007). I’ve spent hundreds of € on the PS Store and I have no plans to lose all my purchased content; Vitas only let you use one account anyway. I know turning subaccounts into master accounts it’s not possible, but at least they could be permitted to purchase subscriptions.

MajorGnarl 6 February, 2013 @ 3:45 pm   67

€70… Oh, Activision!


33% difference (minimum,40% in some cases) in price between DS3 digital and physical copies, amongst other games too. Im not having a dig, but for someone who has worked in business and retail for many years, this just does not make any sense. It cant even be classed as greed, because at 59.99, they will not make anywhere near as close in profit as to to what they’d make with a digital price of 39.99. More people would buy. Its just very very poor business. Makes no sense.


For those wondering where Wipeout 2048 is, it’ll release next week Wednesday.

Gonna download Sleeping Dogs tonight

ShivaRpgN 6 February, 2013 @ 3:47 pm   70

Hey Jawad and Fred, I’d just like to thank you and your team for supporting vita owners for the past few weeks. Things were kinda bad between November-Early January but now you pretty much delivered on most requests.

Even though I was hoping for a better sale and Dokuro is still not refunded, I still bought A-men, Ridge Racer and Touch My Katamari out of the list. Also hopefully Dokuro will make its way before or around Friday.

snap0212_1 6 February, 2013 @ 3:48 pm   71

You guys do know that you promised Sleeping Dogs for Germany last week, right? This is kind of a false advertising and since you’ve also promised that Germany will always be getting the same content as anyone else (comment made shortly before PS+ was launched, I have a screenshot of this), this is at least the second time you guys are doing this. Sony has not offered refunds to people affected nor have they given an __adequate__ replacement – something you also didn’t do when offering LEGO Batman for PSP. People who have bought PS+ just recently might have bought it on the promise of certain content being there.

A Credit Card refund will result in a ban so please give people the option to get a refund easily (something that doesn’t involve arguing with customer service for hours, which will not lead to anything at all anyways), work your things out and stop with the excuses. The last part is really important, people are sick of excuses. This is a service people are paying for and they deserve to get what they were promised. A “we’re working on something” is just not acceptable anymore.


Sony should be absolutely ashamed of themselves for treating their German customers like total crap..
seriously.. you advertised for one week that Sleeping Dogs will be available in Germany and now you pull this BS??

It’s bad enough that we have the crappy USK rating system that tells us we aren’t mature enough to play games like Mortal Kombat or uncut versions of many other games..
but to have Sony for the last 6 years not be able to figure out a reasonable system to allow us to download all 18+ games like on other services (Steam should be your role model) is absolutely not acceptable..
And then to make people in Germany buy PS Plus in anticipation of getting Sleeping Dogs (which until today is still advertised).. really crappy move..

you really don’t need good competition to lose customers.. you are your own worst enemy Sony

TINTINTB303 6 February, 2013 @ 3:50 pm   73


Any news on when we can expect the Year Of The Snake DLC for Sleeping Dogs?

Cheers 🙂

dirtyCAT79 6 February, 2013 @ 3:50 pm   74

Still no Q-Force.
Delayed at launch. Now missing the new date and no actual info.

You need to get better at communicating on this blog. I purchased that game on PS3 only to be let down at launch on the release for the vita version…. and now no news at all about when i will release.

miguelfcp 6 February, 2013 @ 3:50 pm   75

And still nothing about Ninja Gaiden… Why PS store US have and EU territory dont??

Sony £59, 99 for deadspace 3 you really are taking the (CENSORED) .at this rate ps4 games will be £100 to download and to all the ppl that buy in to this crap you mad , go buy it from a store for £37


Just came to say this here in case you missed it in the vita sale post. You have no excuse for putting Lumines in the vita sale when it’s free to plus members in a couple weeks. You’re attempting to rip off people who aren’t aware it’s free in a couple weeks, and that is sickening quite frankly. For the love of god please respond to me and attempt to explain this.

Oh and “this deal is best for non plus members” isn’t a valid excuse with me. Not when YOU’RE ACTUALLY GIVING PLUS MEMBERS A DISCOUNT IN THIS SALE! That means you’re trying to get non plus as well as plus members to buy it now. You don’t even bother to put a message on the store under lumines that lets people know it’s free in a couple weeks. Completely unethical.

You do realise doing something like this makes it hard for me to believe you whenever you say something isn’t going to be free for plus members any time soon, right?


Hi jawad – fred ore other
store update conplete ?

Ragnarok Odyssey demo not found in belgium store 🙁


Why are you never releasing trailers in the psvita store?

B_E_C_K_A_S 6 February, 2013 @ 3:52 pm   80

hey can you please answer a question ? does yhe sale of SFxTekken Vita include the character dlc for ps3 just like the retail version ? Thanks


Jawad any chance you can fix the trials for vita games that say full game when they are actually just the trail?

snap0212_1 6 February, 2013 @ 3:53 pm   82

To add to my previous comment: I don’t have my PS3 with me so it doesn’t even apply to me but it angers me that SCEE does so many things right but messes up the same things over and over and over again. I really hope you guys will have ironed out things when I come back to Germany! 🙂


76# Have you tried searching for it?

solarwind12 6 February, 2013 @ 3:54 pm   84

@ jens108 (post50).
Thats very forgiving attitude you have about Germany not getting Sleeping Dogs. I am not sure many of your countrymen would look at it in such a way though, true it isn’t scee’s fault the game isn’t allowed there, but i have to wonder at the fault of (yet again) scee letting down people, by not delivering what they’ve promised, stated they would. i really feel for German gamers who only have psn to supply them, as your rules seem very harsh. i thought the plus service itself was a workaround to that, but still, to leave it until update day to say your not able to have it is wrong, both professionally and emotionally, also, as has happened in past you may end up with a very substandard replacement. i believe the guys in Saudi are Still waiting for a replacement for RDR, which we got Months ago, i allways kept a eye out for the plus team to give them guys a real answer, but as far as i am aware they got neither a decent answer or a replacememt game. i hope both Germany and Saudi get fair treatment. and soon.

TheTedster 6 February, 2013 @ 3:55 pm   85

70 euros for dead space 3………….Either EA or Sony really need to review there gaming prices, that price is a disgrace.


Buy ratchet and clank q force get ps vita version,yeah when actually

BiGsMoO7ke 6 February, 2013 @ 3:56 pm   87

you should remove “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2” cuz it’s a broken game on the ps3 till they fix it 🙁

Catkiller1 6 February, 2013 @ 4:00 pm   88

Just to explain this better for those of you that are enquiring about the Twilight packs for Pinball Arcade:

Custom Ball: Twilight Zone (£1.59/€1.99) – This is basically a skin for your ball with a spiral effect.
Add-On Pack 8 Pro: Twilight Zone (£6.49/€7.99) – This is the main table & operator Pro pack as explained below for a cheaper bundle than purchasing separately.
Pro Version Upgrade: Twilight Zone (£3.99/€4.99) – This gives you access to the table Operator’s Menu (allowing you to change many factory default settings), the ability to move the ball around the table at will, a mode that lets you move the camera around the table, and tips on playing the table fromIFPA pinball pros.
Table Pack 8: Twilight Zone (£3.99/€4.99) – this is the main table as usual.

Kind Regards

anunnakid 6 February, 2013 @ 4:00 pm   89

Great week for PS/vita owners indeed.
When can we expect Phantasy star Online 2 to be released in Europe? Any information is deeply appreciated.

You guys rock!


would like to know before I purchase a boxed copy.

ducky1549 6 February, 2013 @ 4:02 pm   91

£60 for black ops 2 lolz it’s only £50 on xboxlive talk about favoritism or what so something tells me it’s not EA pricing them up but sony themselves doing it for extra cash.


I will tell you a little secret, wel not a real secret since the whole world knows it: RESIDENT EVIL 2 WORKS!!!!!!!! SO PUT THE GAME BACK IN THE STORE!!!!!!!

ducky1549 6 February, 2013 @ 4:03 pm   93

sorry not EA i ment treyarch. but EA games are the same they are more expensive here than xboxlive.

Catkiller1 6 February, 2013 @ 4:04 pm   94

I have activated the Instant Games Collection & have bought Alien Breed (Original), Bentley’s Hack Pack & The Nightmare pack for Sleeping Dogs.

I can’t afford anything else until I gain employment, as I have just been made redundant as of next week. 🙁 I have a couple of interviews already though, so hopefully I can secure employment sooner rather than later and save most of my redundancy pay.

Take Care peeps!

SuperJag86 6 February, 2013 @ 4:06 pm   95

Any chance of the Sly Thieves in Time demo coming out over here soon?


To anyone confused, these:

Alien Breed Trilogy- 20% off
Alien Breed Impact – 20% off
Alien Breed 3: Descent – 20% off
Alien Breed 2: Assault – 20% off

Are the modern updates to the Alien Breed game series with, bizarrely, the complete trilogy priced the same as the individual parts.

This, however:

Alien Breed
Price: £6.49/€7.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: All

Is the original topdown view Amiga game, but with updated graphics/control options. It also has a PS+ discount available, which hasn’t been mentioned in the Store update.




Is Alien Breed a cross-platform purchase? It features cross-platform play, but no mention if you have to buy it for both systems.

SSJVEGETA2007 6 February, 2013 @ 4:07 pm   97

Still no Ratchet and Clank Qforce for the vita? It was due in January and we’ve had no reason as to why it hasn’t shown up, poor form.

crunkblaster 6 February, 2013 @ 4:07 pm   98

Hey Jawad.
Any chances of Dead or Alive 5 DLC sale?

Btw great update 😀

SuperJag86 6 February, 2013 @ 4:08 pm   99

Also please bug whoever needs bugging about Ratchet Q Force on Vita!

Hehe, lucky coincidence that neither Jawad or Chris “are in the house” to face what they caused.

But hey, at least we can be pretty sure that they’ll be busy with organizing the next spit into the face of us Germans.

Jens isn’t forgiving, he is just stupid. There is a cut version of Sleeping Dogs, that is legally sold in Germany. The only real problem is probably that they don’t have a digital version of that game. And we aren’t worth to create such digital copy and offer that to use it seems, that’d be too much work. Why not give us another PSP game instead? Or a cheap PSN online game with a crippled amateur net code? That’s surely fair enough.

Demoplay86 6 February, 2013 @ 4:10 pm   101

So this is the US update

My question is, since they got the sale we had last week (Final Fantasy sale) why don’t we get the sale they had last week? And moreover, we don’t we get the namco sale?

Anyway, on to more pressing matters,can we please get Breath of Fire IV for PSX in Australia along with Chrono Trigger? Seriously..

And Castle Crashers DLC.. been waiting forever and The Behemoth said the problem was on your end.

razordude 6 February, 2013 @ 4:11 pm   102

No Ridge Racer Vita or Street Fighter X Tekken Vita plus discounts on the store. Can the guys who fixes the mistakes every week (I guess someone does this occasionally) fix those two please? Ta.


100 comments and still not a single reply? just wow

what can we expect as the replacement title? (if we get anything)

Fred already told us yesterday that Jawad and Chris aren’t around. And I can understand that it isn’t his biggest wish ever to reply to us in their place as he isn’t responsible nor can he deliver any real answers.

Guess we’ll have no other option than to wait for the replacement, while those responsible cowards hide and “work” on the next mess that they can cause.

supersmith2500 6 February, 2013 @ 4:24 pm   105

Fred said on the other blog that Jawad and Chris won’t be in the office for few days so except no replies today. = (

solarwind12 6 February, 2013 @ 4:24 pm   106

I believe Jawad and Chris are ‘away’ for a few days, Fred mentioned yesterday, so unless Fred has anything to say theres not going to be any replies today.

Alien Breed crossbuy.. Yesterdays post by the dev said it IS a crossbuy title, but don’t blame me if it’s not.

AlexPSN89 6 February, 2013 @ 4:25 pm   107

@ Jawad:

Sorry for not dropping by sooner, I kind of got sidetracked and forgot about the update like an idiot.
Anyway, if I’m still in time, I have a different question today.

I purchased Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection last week, and I don’t mind the fact it’s not in my language – as I understand English – but I’m a little bit mad as I thought this game came with a DLC costume for Cecil in Dissidia 012. Can I t least purchase it, somehow?

MaceStation 6 February, 2013 @ 4:27 pm   108

Seriously this pricing insanity has to stop.
£59.99 for Dead Space 3?!

I just checked Dead Space 3 on Amazon. It is £39.99, £20 less than it is on the PS store. Can someone please explain to me how that can make any sense at all?!

The disc version costs more to make, costs more to ship and then the retailer takes a cut of the sale price.
The digital version has no physical production costs, no shipping costs and all of the money goes directly to Sony.
Why the £20 increase in price?!

Not only that, but in a month or so the physical version of Dead Space 3 will probably have dropped in price by at least £5, if not £10. However, the digital version will almost certainly have no such price cut. This is completely unjustifiable and I cannot believe that anybody but the most rich and idiotic of people would be stupid enough to purchase the digital version of the game over the physical one.

This annoys me so much because I would really much rather have all of my games digitally, I could really do without having dozens of discs in cases taking up room in my home but I also have to actually pay for other things besides games and paying £20 for a game is just ridiculous.

Mon-Da-Hoops 6 February, 2013 @ 4:34 pm   109

Hi Jawad,

Time for my weekly post about the price of the Black Ops 2 season pass. Can you poke Activision with a stick or something and inform them that UK Ps3 owners are expected to pay £7 more for the exact same content that the PC and 360 are getting for £34.99.

Hopefully you are aware of this blatant rip off and are working to fix it.

Cheers 🙂

cowbanana 6 February, 2013 @ 4:40 pm   110

YouTube Vita app for Denmark. When?

I understand complex sentence structures and technical terms. So don’t hold back with the explanation! I’m pretty sure I’ll get it.

Thank you.

Eplamauk 6 February, 2013 @ 4:41 pm   111

Hey Jawad, question:
Will there ever be a chance of seeing Medievil 2 on PSN?


@Jawad or Fred

Will the EU store ever get Xenogears?

CoolRichy008UK 6 February, 2013 @ 4:43 pm   113

SLEEPING DOGS BANNED IN GERMANY like he said You dont like it tough snarlahouzens blame sony or slap the german rulebook lol

Panos_GRE 6 February, 2013 @ 4:45 pm   114

Where is the damned WRC 3 DLC for the PS Vita in the Greek store?

ADAMJAMESXX 6 February, 2013 @ 4:49 pm   115

SadtwatRichey :-Dthere just venting and annoyed they didn’t get a game they were promised it should be there for them but hopefully they get something equal or better or maybe they will still get sleeping dogs 😀

solarwind12 6 February, 2013 @ 4:51 pm   116

Dead Space3.
Anyone know if it’s worth getting the Game exclusive ed, not sure of price as staff aren’t saying, but probably £44 ish.. for two suits and shotgun. but now seeing the dlc list am not sure if buying it for (prob) £38 ish, and getting the £11 dlc will be both cheaper (madness i know), and unlock equivelent or better equipment. the guy in Game was certain that unlocking the shotgun alone won’t happen till well into the games 1st playthrough. I just hope i don’t get drawn into the microtransactions like i did with ME3s MP, they ‘seem’ harmless, 50 pence each etc, but before long i was buying close on a tenners worth, looking (hoping) for that last upgrade or new class.. there very, very clever i think, i mean there saying it’s Not pay to win, But the way some people are for hunting trophies they’d spend a fortune.

btw. if you don’t know much about DS3s new elements then please don’t condemn me, yes i could just play core game. but the ‘added’ prices i’m thinking of paying really isn’t That much, probably just avarage.

MaTiG-DE 6 February, 2013 @ 4:51 pm   117

Sony is a little cheater. We still have a “poster” of sleeping dogs in PSstore… That does not change anything because We still can’t downloaded this game from the German PSS… Then Why SONY advertises this title ??!!

Sony Put the poster in PsStore offer, i buy ps+ and sony tell “thanks for the cash, we cheat you ! Bye, Bye” Nice !!

supersmith2500 6 February, 2013 @ 4:56 pm   118

The lack of communication of PSN staff is disheartening me even more. And yet few PSVita games (Shiobindo 2, Katamari and SFxT) have no discounts, few errors on PS Store and not to mention PS Home Arcade is not mentioned on the blog when it’s on the Store and I think the blog is rushed and it happens most of the time now.

No offence but I’m starting to get real sick and tired of the staff not replying to any comments what so ever and I mean heck, even the game dev reply back quickly. Ok, calming down.

solarwind12 6 February, 2013 @ 4:59 pm   119

@ Mon-De-Hoops
Don’t forget the biggest issue with BLoPs2 season pass price.. the US are getting it for the original, advertised price, it’s only EU psn that is charging the added amount.. basically, imo. sen are making EU cod players subsidise Everyone else’s ps plus service. Well has anyone got a better explanation ?.

Roelliej 6 February, 2013 @ 5:02 pm   120

Heya Jawad,

Any chance of a Megaman 9 & 10 Combo on PS+ somewhere in the coming months? Or else a discount (RE4 discount is more than welcome as well)? Thanks 😀

TINTINTB303 6 February, 2013 @ 5:18 pm   121


Ask Golwar (if he is on).

Apparently he knows exactly why digital versions are much higher priced than retail copies.

I’m sure he’ll be more than happy to explain it to you.

He tried explaining it to me but I’m too thick to understand apparently. 😉

Doozeman 6 February, 2013 @ 5:21 pm   122

Alien Breed Trilogy was showing up a £2.50 and I bought it and was charged just over £6! Is anyone else seeing the incorrect price marked down for this in the PS+ section? I already owned the original one and would have saved £1 buying the other 2 seperate!!

What can I do about this then guys?

MASPALOMAZ 6 February, 2013 @ 5:27 pm   123

wow, sometimes i feel ashamed to be german, even tho i live in spain now because the weather is better 🙂 its not just sony, its also the developers of the game as well as age restrictions, they surely do not keep sleeping dogs away from you because they love to see you rage. so getting mad about it does not fix it. so be a man and take life into your own hands. like create a uk psn account and buy plus there, its on sale currently. because otherwise you will have to complain every other month because some german game will always not be available in germany due to age reasons. unless of course you love to complain, then stay at it 🙂

johnnycide 6 February, 2013 @ 5:31 pm   124

Do Sony ever plan to answer why games purchased through psn are so expensive? Not all, of course, but an awful lot.

I understand that the rrp of a game may be an issue, but I’ve yet to walk into any shop and see a new release priced at over 45 quid. Usually £39.99 or so on day of release. Mass effect 2 was going on psn for £47.99 on psn when it could be picked up brand new for twenty! Seriously Sony, sort it out. It’s making you look silly when you’re offering stuff like ps+ which is excellent.

solarwind12 6 February, 2013 @ 5:37 pm   125

Hope theres some opinions about my DS3 questions when i check back later/tomorrow. am glad i still have ME3 too, as i hear there’ll be a custom Shepard suit, if you have a gamesave from it. just hope it isn’t useless like the Kingdoms of Amalur armour/weapon set was, or the overweight useless gun in ME3 from the Amalur demo. Got to feel bad for devs of Aliens Colonial Marines too.. i mean finally what looks like a good Aliens (since ps1) game, and it’s realesed 4 days after Dead Space. IF it had come out last week i’d of grabbed it, now it’ll probably be £30 or less by time i get around to it.

Skydancerx 6 February, 2013 @ 5:38 pm   126

@ CoolRichy008UK: The Game is not banned here! So dont talk BS. The Game is just Cut here. So Sony should release the CUT VERSION.

How long does Sony know the Game is in Plus? 4 Weeks? They have no alternative at all. Really Really bad….

For Plus we/you have to be 18. The Game is USK18, so no Age problems.

Sony does a bad job, thats all.

TheFistsOfAnElk 6 February, 2013 @ 5:39 pm   127

I’d like to see a few PS1 games hit the store:
– Hogs of war
– Crash Bash
– Worms World Party


cowbanana 6 February, 2013 @ 5:45 pm   128

Alien Breed is a nice trip down memory lane. It looks really nice on the Vita.

BiosNova 6 February, 2013 @ 5:45 pm   129

Who’s amazing idea was it to put sleeping Dogs on sale (even more for PS+) then give it to us for free next month! Words can’t describe how idiotic that is.

BiosNova 6 February, 2013 @ 5:56 pm   130

Try releasing demos of games BEFORE the game is out. Might actually SELL more copies, that magical word, SELL. Releasing a demo AFTER a game is out makes no sense. Sort yourselves out seriously.


I’ve downloaded F1 Allstars and it says it expires on 6th Feb 2014 and its only and hour long version. Anyone else got this problem??

Worfthedog 6 February, 2013 @ 6:13 pm   132

@122 Doozeman, the trilogy was showing at £2.95 for me earlier (the same price as each part was separately) it went through ok for me. Possibly a miss-price that they’ve now noticed.


@ CoolRichy008UK

just because you cant drift in f1 all stars does not make it a bad game its really good fun.

the developers decided not to add a drift function because you don’t drift in f1, in fact a formula 1 car sliding would usually signal poor grip which would hinder performance.

FRANKIEdk 6 February, 2013 @ 6:15 pm   134

Wanna buy unit 13 but is the online pass included or would i have to buy that too???

And another unexplained non-release of Ratchet & Clank: Q Force for PS Vita.
December I bought the PS3 version, the CrosBuy option said PS Vita version comming Jan 2013.
End of Jan 2013, selection of the same option I did in Dec 2012, the one that clearly stated “Comming Jan 2013” now said “Comming Feb 2013”.
No explanation, no announcement.

So, come late Feb 2013, will the CrossBuy option change to March 2013?

An explanation, or announcement would make this wait less frustrating.
Every Wednesday, I get my hopes up of the game I already paid for being released, and every week I am disappointed.

cowbanana 6 February, 2013 @ 6:25 pm   136


All games with an online pass comes with one when you buy it through the Playstation store. No extra costs involved.

fps_d0minat0r 6 February, 2013 @ 6:27 pm   137

Isnt Germany supposed to be a democracy?
Anyway, Sony should have seen this coming and had a replacement ready.

supersmith2500 6 February, 2013 @ 6:31 pm   138

Hmm, if it say’s that date then that’s the date your Plus expires, did you download the full version and not the 1-hr trial?

Jamesyp00 6 February, 2013 @ 6:39 pm   139

@Solarwind, Please don’t buy into EA’s microtransactions, Don’t be one of the reasons gamings dying by feeding EA’s awful pockets.


@supersmith2500 – My PS Plus is stacked up until 20th September 2014 so definately not that. I downloaded it from the In Game Collection earlier today. It looks like I got the 1 hour trial version though. Anyone know how I can solve this without having to call customer support?? Thanks.

monoliet 6 February, 2013 @ 6:45 pm   141

febr. month = lots better then jan.
but i have 3 questions

1 = whi ragnorack odysee demo , u can not find on vita store ?
on ps3 i see demo then i canseld dowload then i go on vita in download list then i can start = lol

2 = also why in godsname we have 4 call off duty language pakkets
when we only need npeb-01204 eng/fre in Belgium
i see u alrady placed the codes = good job without = very dificult to find dlc .

3= u are wanting online digital future ?
why not put corect price 69,99€ = pure ripof
59,99€ when new on home consolles 39,99€ portabel

i hope also rumors of always online needed on ps4 = not tru
lots of contry have very instabel network( ore limits like belgium )
if u do somting = place tag on disk , 1 x disk in console name of main id on ith , + if peopel WANT to register games online give them free copy .i have internet but happens u servers are kicking peopel out ( not only me , even whith good online )
some times provider – some times wireles = crazy

Aren’t you supposed to be an intelligent being?

I’m just sick and tired of that nonsense democracy remark. Especially when the only problem about a game isn’t that it would be illegal, but Sony’s failure to get the german version into the store.

ADAMJAMESXX 6 February, 2013 @ 6:52 pm   143

I hope you get the game dude I checked the German store they have all the dlc for sleeping dogs discounted but no sleeping dogs game to be seen.maybe its just running late on being put up there.

monoliet 6 February, 2013 @ 6:55 pm   144

sony need to say against germany governement , them close al jobs in germany ore them need to make law of games more like other euro contry if them stil need the jobs .
them having germany like base to europe = not good ( very sory to germany peopel , lots of blabla racist laws in u contry )

Shadowdragoon 6 February, 2013 @ 6:56 pm   145

Do wonder if I get a response anytime.. (Almost no reason to alter text, whit the lack of response)
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)

Next point, when will the following PSP games be avavible on the
Store? The ones whit (VITA) is not vita compatible. Sideloading thru PS3 do not make a game vita compatible in this list.
Final Fantasy Crisis Core
Ghost in the Shell: Stand alone Complex
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleap
Tales of Eternia
Tales of the World Radiant Mythology
Valkyria Chronicles 2 (Not Vita Compatible)
Valkyrie Profile Lenneth

Cross Region Gifting. WHEN?

jin_kazama56 6 February, 2013 @ 7:02 pm   146

just got ridge racer ultimate edition that was a steal price thank you^^ also is there a release date or even a round about date for ragnarok odyssey? waited ages for this game.

inzyster 6 February, 2013 @ 7:08 pm   147

For some reason I had this crazy idea that due to Vita’s first birthday, PS Mobile would be out in the entire SCEE area, but NOPE.


#146 20.02.2013 there was blog post about it too 😉

supersmith2500 6 February, 2013 @ 7:12 pm   149

Did you pick Full Game and not Full Game Trial? If you picked Full Game, the trial should NOT be intacked and should work as a full game.

tomellingsen 6 February, 2013 @ 7:18 pm   150

Well, that was a boring week. Still waiting for something really good to spend my PSN voucher on.


@supersmith2500 – I didn’t get an option. I just chose to download the only one available. It clearly is the one hour trial. It says I have 55 minutes remaining.

radiocaf 6 February, 2013 @ 7:23 pm   152

Is Mafia 2 ever going to come on PSN Plus? Either as a freebie or at a discount?

supersmith2500 6 February, 2013 @ 7:27 pm   153

Odd, mine said 301 days and that’s the length of my Plus subscription. I suggest reinstalling it, go back to the PS Store, select the game, select pick version and pick Full Game and the bottom. Then download it again and delete the 1-hr Trial version. Hope it helps.

mrgreaper2004 6 February, 2013 @ 7:28 pm   154

Get the guy that sets the price on the digitial versions of the games down to a game store or argos or asda, or well anywhere that sells games so he can see the value. Then explain to him how the lack of a physical copy means no secondhand resale value, and how we need to download the data.
Also explain how games lose value over time.

Your pricing at the moment is getting stupid £50 for a game was bad but £60 is insulting specialy for a game thats been out for so long as black ops 2 (unless that includes the online pass)

The-Pink-Cupcake 6 February, 2013 @ 7:30 pm   155

Why is the add to cart option gone from the store for free items..?

Really annoying that we cant add a few items to cart and then download them as I wish, instead now how to download each one separately on the spot…


@supersmith2500 – Thanks. I’ll try that but i’m sure it didn’t give me an option to choose from. Thanks for your help.

Propinquity 6 February, 2013 @ 7:40 pm   157

The UK is the third largest market by itself for video games and we have always paid over the odds. Look at the recent distribution at Namco with ni no kuni at one stage in the UK you could only buy it from the ps store. It’s came to the point for gamers that we have always paid over the odds and with analysts suggesting, like the pc store steam, we will download rather than buy its set to get worse. Companies have to get as much return so although costs are less for digital they have to charge more as we move away from the highstreet store (game, gamestation and hmv, virgin megastore etc have shown this) .

Unless a regulator comes in they can set an rrp and sell a game at any price. In dome instances its cheaper to buy from the Xbox store than the ps3 store however recent fraud cases done by the rbs over Christmas show that Xbox was the unsafe option in terms of credit cards.

£60 for a digital game is laughable but you’ll be surprised who’ll pay it… You’d have thought a world wide recession had just ended 😉

You_Better_Hide 6 February, 2013 @ 8:08 pm   158

Nice update guys, thank you

JediKnight246 6 February, 2013 @ 8:10 pm   159

The prices for some of the PS3 games are far too high. 🙁 £59.99 for Dead Space 3 on the PS Store when I could get it for £39.99 on Amazon…

Chibirazi 6 February, 2013 @ 8:13 pm   160

The whole sleeping debacle is one thing but for the love of god could someone explain to me why germany doesnt get the Fist of the North Star:Kens Rage 2 bonus costumes?
Is this some kind of joke?
Thats actually really ticking me out right now,Im so fed up about being treated as a second rate customer from sony.

They are costumes,what the hell.

Skydancerx 6 February, 2013 @ 8:17 pm   161

Bulletstorm CUT USK 18, no problem.
Borderlands CUT USK18, no problem
Sleeping Dogs CUT USK18, problem????

And oh… where is KILLZONE HD? NOBODY HAS AT THE GERMAN BLOG or Community Admin has ANWSER!


@hbk2717 – I have a very similar problem with F1 Race Stars, although I may have accidentally selected Full Game Trial.

Now when I go back to the store I don’t get the option to select the full version, it just downloads the trial again. Will other full game trials you usually get like a 6kb unlock file when you buy, but there’s no other downloads available for F1 Race Stars.

mman1235 6 February, 2013 @ 8:30 pm   163

a pretty nice month yet again for us PS+ members 😀
going to really enjoy sleeping dogs and quantum conundrum
though I am a bit sad of the choice of F1 race stars…

it didn’t get so many above average reviews and isn’t as close to being as good to MS: apocalypse 🙁

my wishes for games on PS+ in the future:

-XCOM: enemy unknown

-Max Payne 3

-Portal 2

-Saints Row 3

-MGS 4 / MGS HD collection 😛

I don’t care if not all of them will be put one day for PS+ but at least one of them would make me very pleased 🙂

though even without these games the stuff I get from PS+ are fantastic!!
keep up the great work 😀


@Topov81 – I deleted the first F1 Racestars that I had downloaded and it disappeared from my download list. So I selected the game again and it gave me option of game demo or full game. I’m downloading it now. Hopefully this will download the full game.

Fenrir188 6 February, 2013 @ 9:34 pm   165

How is it that Ragnarok Odyssey was meant to be release Winter 2012 and it is now February 2013 and we’re only getting the demo? not that I’m complaining some progress is better then no progress I suppose

supersmith2500 6 February, 2013 @ 9:38 pm   166

Feb is still a Winter month mate.

NightRanma 6 February, 2013 @ 9:58 pm   167

I’ll be downloading Sleepy Dogs for sure, and I already got 4 trophies for my first time using Wakeup Club. I’m sort of tempted by Alien Breed but not sure if it’s worth it, especially with no demo.

However, I have to comment on the bs with Sly Cooper. You expect us to wait almost 2 extra months to get this game, for what reason? Do you really think we’re going to be happy with a stupid minigame that ties into the game while we wait for the main game? I can’t even import it because I want to use the cross-buy feature. Just get the game out now. If it’s good enough for America to have now, it’s good enough to let us play it now.


Do not buy Bentley’s Hackpack. The cross-buy is not working correctly for this title. I bought PS3 version and get only PS Vita demo to download. No full version unlock for PS Vita. Sony you need to fix it.
Informational Alien Breed is cross-buy.


According to the PS3 Store the ever-delayed Ratchet and Clank QForce was supposed to be released today. But once again nothing… Why this secrecy instead of just being honest and providing some information?

FemmeFox 6 February, 2013 @ 10:11 pm   170

Great update this week. Really awesome. Will definitely be grabbing Sleeping Dogs and its DLC and possibly a couple Vita titles too.

Though Im wondering, can you persuade XSEED to make a small demo for Orgarhythm? Im really interested cos I love rhythm games, but I like to make sure Id like how it plays before committing to a buy.

Coody-Baroody 6 February, 2013 @ 10:14 pm   171

All EA games are now £59.99 on the Store which is SCANDALOUS! All they’ve done is replace the $ sign with a £ as the games are $59.99 in the States but that works out at around $85-$90

I am URGING EVERYBODY NOT TO BUY THESE GAMES!!! Until we STOP paying these ridiculous prices this is just going to get worse and with it being thought that in a couple of gen it will ALL be digital then we need to speak up with our wallets NOW! Its the only thing that Thieving scumbags like EA will listen to.

Also JAWAD where is the Ragnorak Demo? Its now 10pm and its still not on the Store.


@Topov81 – Just to confirm what I put in my last post has worked. I now have the full game.

NightRanma 6 February, 2013 @ 10:21 pm   173

Also there’s no Ragnarok Odyssey demo on the store. I thought it was supposed to be up today.

Fenrir188 6 February, 2013 @ 10:45 pm   174

Also with the ragnarok demo will we be able to save any progress we make in the demo to use when the full game is released (using a save data transfer or something along those lines)


Thanks hbk2717 for the update. I loaded F1 Race Stars, downloaded the v1.02 patch then waited an hour, at which point the game says it had expired.

I then went back to the XMB and the expiry date has now changed to 07/12/2014 which is when my PS+ runs to, so it’s sorted itself out without needing to re-download.

Unicronic 7 February, 2013 @ 12:08 am   176

Any replies to anyone yet?

Coody-Baroody 7 February, 2013 @ 12:47 am   177

@ Topov81

Or to anyone who is worried when they update their subscriptions, ALL the games you already have on your hard drive will say they have expired. All you have to do is start the game when your signed into PSN and it then checks in the background if you have the license (which im guessing it does everytime anyway) then when it sees you do it plays fine and then updates your expiry date.

IrishDude2 7 February, 2013 @ 12:48 am   178

Quite a lot of complainers again this week. Fun times.

@Those waiting for a reply
Fred has already said Jawad and Chris are out of the office for a few days. Maybe that’s why you have no replies. You cant expect one man to reply every time you click your fingers. Give them time and just maybe someone would get back to you at some point if they have the time

@Everyone complaining about the prices
I agree with you all that 60 quid is too much for Dead Space 3 and Black Ops 2. But look at it this way, you get two copies of it when you buy it. Download the 2nd onto another PS3. Try buying two disc and you will be spending 80 quid.

It seems clear them prices are high because of people gamesharing. Ever thought about gamesharing with a trusted friend and pay just half? 30 quid each sounds good doesn’t it?? Both of yas would be saving yourselves a big 10er. If digital games was 40 quid and people gameshared it, you would be only needing to pay 20 quid each and that would be too good to be true

tapantaola 7 February, 2013 @ 1:05 am   179

@IrishDude2 #179

Digital games costed the same when we had 5 activation slots.

60 quid / 5 consoles = 12 quid

By your logic they should be cheaper now that we have 2 slots only.

Unicronic 7 February, 2013 @ 2:10 am   180

@IrishDude2 #179

Posting your key weekly blog that drives sales for PSN and then having no one managed what is essentially customer relations is perhaps the lamest thing I’ve seen in a long time.

Regarding game prices, the 1st & 2nd party games prices are generally ok. But it is the 3rd parties publishers who really raise the middle finger to us.

The gamesharing argument doesn’t hold up. I can also get a friend to co-buy the game and then just share the disc in some way. That is the same.

In fact we could get 4 friends to buy 4 games and rotate share those discs essentially meaning publishers lose out on 12 sales. That is far more damage that sharing a digital game twice.

The high prices are because Sony doesn’t have the guts to take a stand on this and also because everyone fears angering retailers even though the much rumoured next-gen ‘no trading in’ tech will do just that.

OuendanCyrus 7 February, 2013 @ 2:50 am   181

Thanks to the excellent service of Shopto, I got Dead Space 3 for just under £39 and will be playing it one day before release.

Hey Jawad, I have a question, hope you’ll have an answer for it;

Is Rainbow Moon at some point coming to PS Plus as either a freebie or a nice discount? I’d really like to pick it up.

Nice update btw.

FrozenEternity 7 February, 2013 @ 5:36 am   183

Is the PSN store down because of this? I haven’t been able to log in since last night which was 12 hours ago (maybe more)

Terarded 7 February, 2013 @ 6:08 am   184

Whatever happened to the old playstation plus content?
when i first joined there were ACTUAL games such as red dead redemption, lbp 2, borderlands, infamous 2, just cause 2 and motorstorm apocolypse.
now once a month we get only one good addition (sleeping dogs) and then the rest is always just crappy little games that arent even worth being free. bring back the old ps plus! if its because you have to shell out some of the profits of ps plus to pay for the rights to psvita games then forget them theres only like 1 good game for psvita and its already been up.

p.s for all you wondering, f1 race stars is horrible. it looks fun but its one of those annoying race games where the creator seems to have a hard-on for challenges as even on the easy difficulty its far more difficult than hard on any other game.

ianmullinger 7 February, 2013 @ 7:00 am   185

I bought Resident Evil 2 on release for Vita before it was removed from Vita store.
Is it ever going to be fixed?
Thing is, I still have my PS1 original which I can play on PS3, so I feel a bit robbed
Please please fix this!

ianmullinger 7 February, 2013 @ 7:01 am   186

How about GRADIUS V and R-TYPE FINAL for PS2 classics? I bought them years ago and can’t play them any more 🙁


186 comments & not one reply lol its a joke
i wouldn’t even bother anymore people

Sorr to say that the PS3 version of SLEEPING DOGS performs really really BAD comparing to the 360 version. I now have both versions to compare yesterday.

The PS3 version is crippled with screentearing and framedrops that occurs rather frequent.

The 360 is much better, and plays like almost a whole different game.

Mojo__Man 7 February, 2013 @ 8:59 am   189


Mojo__Man 7 February, 2013 @ 9:01 am   190


Why dont you compain to Square Enix?

Oh thats right, because you wanted to troll about your wonderful XBox.

How does Ni No Kuni play on the 360? Oh……


Peoples arguments about game pricing are really quite blind really. No resale value? What has that got to do with the publisher/developer etc. When you sell a game they see none of that resale money. So why should they make it cheaper for you because of that? Games loose value over time? No. Physical stock looses value over time as the store no longer wants older stock taking up space in store. The publisher has made their sale, the store is then free to sell it for less if they want. There are no manufacturing costs? On a per game level manufacturing costs are actually quite small and this is easily substituted by hosting costs. There are costs to digital hosting through a third party, Sony don’t do it for free. I think I saw somewhere once that it costs ten grand just to publish a patch.

Now I agree that £59.99 is too high and they should fall in line with the 39.99 – 44.99 model but if digital isn’t right for you order the retail. You will probably even end up with it first. I’m all for putting arguments together but they need to be objective.

domdenger 7 February, 2013 @ 9:12 am   192

I want a refund on my plus account. It was advertised that Sleeping dogs was to be available even on German’s accounts. I log in yesterday and the game appeared on poster on the network but could not download it. This morning I sign in the game is still not on and then I log on the blog and find out that the game is not going to be available to Germany that called ripping off your customers Sony. I renewed my ps+ membership yesterday in order to get this game. You can’t expect me to log in the blog to see each change you make every hour. I work and don’t spend my time on the blogs. You could have at least warned your clients when they sign in to PS+ about the change.

I want a refund or a top rated game. I won’t be satisfied with a low rated game like Gotham city that, I don’t even play by the way, this situation really angers me and ruined my day. If I am not satisfied I won’t renew another ps+ cycle. pffffff … very angry

    Jawad Ashraf 7 February, 2013 @ 10:14 am    

    We understand the frustration our German users are under and we’re definitely working on some things internally. We’ll have an update posted on the German blog once we have new information to share.

asdivh95 7 February, 2013 @ 9:47 am   193

Again, Where is R&C Q-force for Vita? I thought it was coming in this update. The disc benefits, which takes you to the download place says 06.02.2013. And in the description it now says February 2013.

    Jawad Ashraf 7 February, 2013 @ 10:15 am    

    I can’t personally announce anything at the moment, but keep an eye on the blog.

portable18 7 February, 2013 @ 10:16 am   194


XnoobsquadX 7 February, 2013 @ 10:32 am   195

Downloaded bentleys hackpack last night and must say im very amused.
The sheer content for just 2 euro not to mention the fun i had and will continue to have. Totally recommend that game its just plain awsome. cheers @ the sly cooper team.


Have I got my wires crossed or are Bentley Hacpack and Alien Breed meant to be Cross Buys on PSV and PS3?

Any news on Netflix app the Vita?

Demoplay86 7 February, 2013 @ 10:58 am   197


Since you’re making replies again..

Can we please get Breath of Fire IV for PSX along with Chrono Trigger in the Australian PS Store? Seriously..

And Castle Crashers DLC.. been waiting forever and The Behemoth said the problem was on your end. Any news? Been like 2 years

domdenger 7 February, 2013 @ 11:31 am   198


Good to have a reply but I don’t think you guys understand the frustration of the users especially if they paid the subscription based on the advert of having a certain game. I feel ripped off, and I though that PS+ was the best thing

Coody-Baroody 7 February, 2013 @ 1:10 pm   199

@ Jawad

Where is the Ragnorak demo mate? Surely after the wait us in the EU have had for this game (same old story) you can at LEAST reply and tell us whats happening with it and WHY its STILL not on the Store????

Coody-Baroody 7 February, 2013 @ 1:12 pm   200

To ALL you German subscribers. I dont understand why you dont just put an English address down on a new account, get PS+ on that account and then you’ll never have to worry about your countrys insane babysitting laws any longer.

Coody-Baroody 7 February, 2013 @ 1:18 pm   201

@ 188 awww_se

I’ll take a bit of screen tearing here and there on an above average game if it means ive got the system that gives me games like Uncharted, Killzone, Last of Us, Infamous…….List is endless. If you love your 360 so much why do you pay for PS+?

AHHHH I KNOW! Because you pay THAT amount JUST to play online on your shoebox dont you so you might aswell pay the same on an even better console with better exclusives and get the BARGAIN OF THE CENTURY with PS+ too eh?

Coody-Baroody 7 February, 2013 @ 1:22 pm   202

@ Jawad

And anyone else wanting the Ragnorak demo….
I just clicked on the link that took me to the SEN online store and it was on THAT store (but not the Vita Store. hmmmmm) and its now on my download list.

Sorry if that was common knowledge but without the benefit of a reply from anyone it wasnt exactly obvious.

whiteylfc 7 February, 2013 @ 1:33 pm   203

Dead Space 3 – £59.99


Why are the prices for new and newest release games so expensive on the PSN Store?

59.99 for Dead Space 3 and Far Cry 3?

I can buy Dead Space 3 on disc with the instructions and it has a case for £39.99 (£20 cheaper),and Far Cry 3 for £27.99 (£32 cheaper) at my local supermarket.

Who at Playstation Marketing comes up with these ridiculous prices?

I thought digital downloads were supposed to be cheaper,obviously not.

Gantz2810 7 February, 2013 @ 2:06 pm   205

Hi, I’ve downloaded the trial version for F1 stars and now i can’t download the free ps+ version 🙁 I’ve deleted the game but now it only lets me download the trail version

CMDRZorn 7 February, 2013 @ 2:24 pm   206

“To ALL you German subscribers. I dont understand why you dont just put an English address down on a new account, get PS+ on that account and then you’ll never have to worry about your countrys insane babysitting laws any longer.”

Who cares about Sleeping Dogs ?
I have a German account so I can get Tetris for free as a compensation ! 😀

ADAMJAMESXX 7 February, 2013 @ 2:34 pm   207

Tetris really lol they may as well kick you in the nuts while there at it.

ADAMJAMESXX 7 February, 2013 @ 2:40 pm   208

Gantz download the trial again and when it asks you to renew licence click on that it should offer up either the free plus game or simply unlock the trial that’s how I unlocked my f1 race stars game 😀

Gantz2810 7 February, 2013 @ 2:59 pm   209

Thank you ADAMJAMESXX 🙂 Will try that!

taurus82 7 February, 2013 @ 3:02 pm   210

Nothing for me this week.

When will The Studio be allowed to make PS3 music visualisation?


211 comments 3 replys that’s disgraceful Jawad.and you ignore pages 1 to 3,no wonder people’s loosing faith in you.


Why are downloadable games for sale at £60 when you can get physical copies for under £40 from retail? Surely they should be cheaper.


Irish Dude, why exactly can we not expect them to hire people dedicated to responding to forum posts? Why should we have to put up with crappy customer service whilst the Americans never complain about theres (really, go look at their blogs, numerous replies, and they dont have a sucky customer service team either -.-)
People have every right to complain, but will be ignored over it.


What a splendid idea! I should just throw my sub away that lasts till the end of 2014 and pay for another!
Switching accounts now is outright stupid, even for those with a sub that ends soon, as they couldn’t play the Vita accounts with their main account, for example.

If I’d be totally new to Playstation, then you could give me the smart advise to not even bother creating a german (aka third class Sony customer) account.

“Vita games”, not accounts. Damn missing edit function.


cant edit mir last post. Not only that, but regularly frequently asked questions get ignored, then a simple one will get replied to 4 times on one page. People want helpful useful timely replies, dont be a troll.
secondly, in terms of pricing, digital games have always been ridiuclously high, even when the game itself is several years old (most recently was it Battlefield 3? about 3 years old and put up at £60) whilst the disk version is much less, even on release.
Also also, bear in mind not everyone has or wants both copies of the games, and thus having only one payment option is not fair (slightly more fair as they would be that much just for the PS3 version, as we have seen so many times anyway) and bear in mind you cant gameshare without account sharing.
Plus wait a few weeks/months, they will plumet in price second hand or new, yet stya stupidly high for years on the store.


The PS3 Store still lists February 6 as the release date for Ratchet and Clank QForce. This is getting ridiculous and borders on misleading.

MA76_666 7 February, 2013 @ 5:03 pm   218

lol,the germans r getting the saudi treatment:

Posted on 12 September, 2012 at 7:50 pm by bandoors_ksa

RDR? any update?
Posted on 13 September, 2012 at 9:44 am by Jawad Ashraf

Where looking at a resolution for you guys. I haven’t got one just yet but it is an important one we’re looking at.

Posted on 7 February, 2013 at 10:14 am by Jawad Ashraf

We understand the frustration our German users are under and we’re definitely working on some things internally. We’ll have an update posted on the German blog once we have new information to share.


monoliet 7 February, 2013 @ 6:23 pm   219

HI Jawad

in the belgium store ( flemish )
we have 4 x cod blop 2 why we need pol -rusian – germani – italie -spain . AL NOT ORE LANGUAGE ! onli bles code npeb-01204 eng/fr = good .

also why ragnorack u can not dowload ( not on ps vita store )
but u need dowloading tru ps3 ( cansel ) then go in download list on u vita then download ?

i hope u fix tanks .

razordude 7 February, 2013 @ 6:35 pm   220

The Vita store is full of bugs – Vita sale page will not finish loading – it stops at Shinobido. Missing items, items without advertised PS plus discount applied, missing demos. It really is a disaster. Sony are obviously so broke they can’t even hire decent people (or give them enough time) to update the stores correctly.

More great sales on Steam today btw. PS4 or Steambox……

supersmith2500 7 February, 2013 @ 10:04 pm   221

Seriously I wish it was the early 00’s again. 2013 is already going downhill already.

mattpl89 7 February, 2013 @ 10:20 pm   222

Why F1 Race Stars works only for 60 minuts i tried to download it from store one more time and same problem 🙁

strikez_dot_man 8 February, 2013 @ 1:23 am   223

any news on mlb 13 the show on ps3 and vita?

domdenger 8 February, 2013 @ 7:15 am   224

I see that Jawad has chosen the silent treatment posture towards the German. This is so unprofessional. No Sleeping Dogs as promised and the Racing game can’t be played beyond one hour since it’s a freaking trial game not the full one

domdenger 8 February, 2013 @ 7:54 am   225

“To ALL you German subscribers. I dont understand why you dont just put an English address down on a new account, get PS+ on that account and then you’ll never have to worry about your countrys insane babysitting laws any longer.”

1. When you are promised a game weeks before, you don’t expect someone to change his PS+ region. I would if I knew but like an idiot I believed in the advertisement and paid for an extra 3 months.

2. I can only get German cards for Euro region as I do not use a credit card

3. I bet you wouldn’t say that if it happened to you

remove_singstar 8 February, 2013 @ 9:35 am   226


Just remember the silence from SCEE when Sony are showing off their new console on the 20th. No matter how good the PS4 looks it’s unlikely the service from SCEE to their customers will ever improve. Their approach to complains now appears to be say nothing.

ADAMJAMESXX 8 February, 2013 @ 2:14 pm   227

For f1 race stars play it then when the renew licence comes up click on that it will take you to the store and the game will for sleeping dogs 🙂 sorry I hope you get something better or equal not some Lego stuff.although I would have loved Gotham city imposters over mortal kombat myself but that’s just me.anyways hope you get the sleeping dogs thing sorted.:)

RaZoRlulZ 8 February, 2013 @ 5:53 pm   228

I rather get another good game which is not censored than Sleeping Dogs 🙂 I hope it will be something like Hitman Absolution or some other Shooter.


Hey,just read ratchet n clank q force has been delayed till spring 2013 not the best news you’d like to hear,but just thought I’d let you all know.


The ps vita version


Better off just using google to find out what’s happening to the games we ask for cause asking SCEE is like getting blood out of stone

MordecaiHunter 8 February, 2013 @ 10:52 pm   232

Somebody at sony have a word with EA to get with the real world, £60 for dead space 3 digital .smh.

I Fear for the future for console gaming if this is the way its going


It really blows there is no cloud save for the trophies of Bentley’s Hackpack, only for the high scores. You can’t continue your game from the PS3 to the PSVita, you have to do everything twice and there is only 1 trophy list!

Boris_Trousers 9 February, 2013 @ 1:53 pm   234

So where do I get manuals for PS+ games? I’d like to know how to play these games without resorting poorly written online guides or simply guessing.

electricpaws 9 February, 2013 @ 9:09 pm   235

Hi Fred/Jawad my friend and I both purchased Everibodys Gulf today and have just tried to play and machine say error as not same version? we both just downloaded it. this is crazy. can we have aliens colonial marines in PS plus free games this month? please please I really need that game. if not can I get a Vib Ribbon avatar?

The Costumes for FIST OF THE NORTH STAR KEN’S RAGE 2 are nowhere to be found, i’m in Italy and it appears to affect friends from ireland and UK aswell… people on the forums are getting kinda upset…just a heads up.

P.S. especially because many of us preordered it just for the 9 costumes dlc XD

BleedingWell 10 February, 2013 @ 1:48 pm   237

Not only that but the pre-order codes given by Game and some other places for Fist of the North Star Ken’s Rage 2 (which appear to be those same costumes) are coming up as invalid for a lot of people.

Kahvirel 10 February, 2013 @ 9:42 pm   238

@ BleedingWell

They appear invlid because: see my previous post. 😉

If they were o the store i guess they would work. (i have a codee aswell…still waiting for it to work -_- )

yuankunluo 12 February, 2013 @ 6:39 am   239

so , what comes to Germany?

Curtis620 13 February, 2013 @ 10:05 am   240

sony what is it with these awful avatars you are putting on the store seriously they are RUBBISH

Catkiller1 13 February, 2013 @ 10:51 am   241

I take it we’re not getting a release of Yu -Gi-Oh! 5d’s Decade Duels, Wrestlefest or Dance Magic anytime soon? 🙁