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Following all the E3 madness, it’s been a rather more subdued week on PS Blog. That said, we haven’t been asleep at our desks. Highlights from the past seven days include news on what games are coming to PS Plus in July, a new behind-the-scenes video for the thoroughly charming Wonderbook: Diggs Nightcrawler and a release date for much anticipated indie smash Hotline Miami. Catch up on all the reading below.

We’ll be picking up the pace next week with your usual mix of game announcements, developer interviews, Store and Sale updates, and everything in-between. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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xscapeguy2007 23 June, 2013 @ 10:38
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Naughty Dog need to respond to unhappy ps3 phat owners that cannot play TLOS as its shutting down all our ps3s! Sony needs to respons also. This could potentially ruin the fantastic game that it is in the long run.

The last of us is amazing but i just want to play my game:(

Terry

Fred Dutton 24 June, 2013 @ 09:10
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Apologies for the inconvenience – we confirmed late last week that there will be a new patch to address this issue on 27th June.

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Fred, could you try to arrange a sale for any of these:
* Puzzle Quest: Revenge of the Plague Lord
* Mega Man 9 Complete
* Mega Man 10 Complete

For “small” and old games, 10€ is a little too much asked.

And is there any possibility to get Rollcage 1 & 2 to SEN. These are the only PS1 games, I would be interested in seeing on PS3. The best racing format ever created. Shame that the developer only continued to support Wipeout franchise.

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Hi Fred, I have some questions:

1. I can’t find the PS Vita Mega Pack (not the PS Vita console bundle) in Greece, but you mentioned it is available. When will it be released?

2. Any PS Vita games sale on the horizon?

Also, I want to complain about the PS Vita version of the Jak & Daxter Trilogy. I already have the PS3 version and always wished to play them in the handheld, but the frame rate is just poor and breaks the experience. Clearly a not optimized port of 3 very good games. As we heard talk of a God of War Collection (any more HD collections coming to Vita as well?) port to the PS Vita during E3, I hope we see more care about these releases in the future.

Fred Dutton 24 June, 2013 @ 09:12
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You will see discounts on PS Vita titles in the near future, but I can’t confirm when at present. I’ll need to investigate the Mega Pack issue – hold tight.

Commandofin 23 June, 2013 @ 11:30
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@Fred
Can you answer this. If I were to buy a PSP or PSVita game with this account, could I install and play it with another account of mine which I use in Vita (and in the future, with PS4 possibly).

Also you and Jawad should try to read and answer more question in the Store posts because I’m not always (if never) posting with in the first 100 posters which after that are rarely answered by you guys.

Fred Dutton 24 June, 2013 @ 09:56
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No, you’ll have to play on the account through which you purchased the game.

Honestly, we do our best to answer as many questions as possible. It’s been a busy few weeks with E3 – please bare with us!

supersmith2500 23 June, 2013 @ 11:53
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1. So still no Ratchet: Gladiator for Europe? Why, Because of Idol Minds laying off and just drops down the EU build meaning I got nothing for the Q-Force Vita wait right now and I swear if this game fails to come after summer. That’s it, I’m not downloading it or buy anything from Idol Minds again.

2. Still no BIT.TRIP: Runner2. If Giana Sisters Twisted and heck even SEGA games can swiftly pass QA no problem. I can’t say why those games can take really long. And it’s already 3 months and still no sign of it or info what so ever and I think this is getting really ridiculous now. Heck, even the game is available to get from the Nintendo’s eshop now.

3. Please get your Store team fix this annoying missing icons bug from the Vita, only half of the sales and Plus content pops up and yet again people still continue to ignore this problem as I reported this bug on here, on the forum and even on Twitter and still ignored. This is like waiting for someone to talk after they chatting on th...

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1. So still no Ratchet: Gladiator for Europe? Why, Because of Idol Minds laying off and just drops down the EU build meaning I got nothing for the Q-Force Vita wait right now and I swear if this game fails to come after summer. That’s it, I’m not downloading it or buy anything from Idol Minds again.

2. Still no BIT.TRIP: Runner2. If Giana Sisters Twisted and heck even SEGA games can swiftly pass QA no problem. I can’t say why those games can take really long. And it’s already 3 months and still no sign of it or info what so ever and I think this is getting really ridiculous now. Heck, even the game is available to get from the Nintendo’s eshop now.

3. Please get your Store team fix this annoying missing icons bug from the Vita, only half of the sales and Plus content pops up and yet again people still continue to ignore this problem as I reported this bug on here, on the forum and even on Twitter and still ignored. This is like waiting for someone to talk after they chatting on the phone but worse.

4. As for the next sale. Please try to include Vita games and I mean decent games.

I’m sorry for being frustrated but I had no chance.

Fred Dutton 24 June, 2013 @ 09:20
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We’ll have an update for you soon re. Ratchet. Sorry to keep you waiting.

As for Runner2, I cn’t go into detail but the situation here has been complicated. Things are progressing now and it should hopefully be ready for release in the first half of July.

dogwalker4000 23 June, 2013 @ 12:06
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I’ve asked several times before but is there any update on Dragon Fantasy Book I? Seems like we’ve been waiting for ages.

Fred Dutton 24 June, 2013 @ 09:14
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Alas, no news for you today. As soon as there’s an update I’ll pass it on.

Nightmare966 23 June, 2013 @ 12:14
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Slow week indeed, but a bit of calm after the, as you said, E3 madness is welcome :)

So we got a good July month coming for PS Plus. As a Ninja Gaiden fan, thanks ;) On PS+, though, for PS4, all I ask is that you guys don’t forget what PlayStation Plus is about: Play more, pay less. Keep that in mind at SCEI and the next generation will be surely a great one.

But let’s not get as far yet! I was wondering, Fred, I’ve seen the SCEA Store has got a really nice LBP games+DLC sale this past week. Are you guys aiming for one at SCEE territories as well? :)

So with this I say goodbye, have a nice weekend and see you tomorrow :P

RCT3-Rulezzz 23 June, 2013 @ 12:16
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Hello,

Last store update they said that lego legends of chima came out at the 21e, but ist in the store right now.. i’ve buyed it retail, but now it dindt sync my trophys, and i get an error.. hope you can fix this problem?

solarwind12 23 June, 2013 @ 13:00
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@ FRED/Store Manager
So why did’s you’s have to be so mean re TLoU pre-order bonus’s. Would you agree with me that previous psn pre-orders haven’t been The best they could of, ie delayed or broken downloaded files, ?. As, being a victim of one such experience and reading others frustrations about pre-order mistakes, I decided to wait until i read everything was ok, re TLoU download, After finding out the game was working/downloading properly, i then decided i would buy ‘survival’ ed and season pass, But you’s had allready replaced the bonus/pre-orders with the bog standard vers, Before 9.00AM on launch-day.. A little mean, no a Lot mean, imo.. IF Only you’s showed similar speed/efficiency in Every other store aspect.. really saddened, especially as a former loser to inefficiency in previous pre-order fiasco’s. Also, though ‘classed’ as pre-order incentives, most every retail shop is Still selling those, Why you’s move so fast (for once) on this one. Just sad as i now ain’t getting i...

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@ FRED/Store Manager
So why did’s you’s have to be so mean re TLoU pre-order bonus’s. Would you agree with me that previous psn pre-orders haven’t been The best they could of, ie delayed or broken downloaded files, ?. As, being a victim of one such experience and reading others frustrations about pre-order mistakes, I decided to wait until i read everything was ok, re TLoU download, After finding out the game was working/downloading properly, i then decided i would buy ‘survival’ ed and season pass, But you’s had allready replaced the bonus/pre-orders with the bog standard vers, Before 9.00AM on launch-day.. A little mean, no a Lot mean, imo.. IF Only you’s showed similar speed/efficiency in Every other store aspect.. really saddened, especially as a former loser to inefficiency in previous pre-order fiasco’s. Also, though ‘classed’ as pre-order incentives, most every retail shop is Still selling those, Why you’s move so fast (for once) on this one. Just sad as i now ain’t getting it, backlog and Other reason’s.

declan__watson 23 June, 2013 @ 13:31
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Hello everyone
Good afternoon Fred hope your having a nice day. Weekend’s nearly come to a close and the schools finish next week for the summer break. Playing The Last Of Us right now so having a good day myself so far. Dont have any question for anyone but I do have a suggestion for the next PS3/Vita updates. I noticed PS3 and Vita have a Music Application but one thing I think would be great is a Walkman app for PS3 and Vita owners. Walkman is a fantastic aspect of Sony’s Music and Electronics division as the best Music device in the world and I like the idea of the Walkman app on Xperia with the equaliser, ClearAudio+ by Sony and all that cool settings from Sony to make your music more diverse and of course the favourites bar and repeat etc. :)
Let me know what some of you guys think, hope you answer back Fred ;) id love to hear from you. :)
Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone

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Please answer me is there going to be a basic service other than PS Plus to play multi player on the ps4? :)

Fred Dutton 24 June, 2013 @ 09:16
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At present we have announced no such service. You’ll need PS Plus to access online multiplayer.

@BiGsMoO7ke

You will have to get PS Plus if you want to play multiplayer. Everything else you don’t need Plus except multiplayer

Nightmare966 23 June, 2013 @ 14:21
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Sorry to post again, but I’ve just had two issues with the Store :/ (unlucky me :( ). I hope you can lend me a hand on this >_<

I've just purchased the Sly & Bentley costumes for LBP2… and the Karting file isn't there. I mean it's literally missing, it doesn't exist — there's just files for LBP2 and Vita, even though it's available for Karting (in other words, there's a Karting SKU, but just 2 files instead of 3).

Also, the Deadpool costume's Cross-Buy is not working for KArting (again) — it's telling me I can't purchase that version since I already own it (in other words, I can't get it because it's bought, instead of appearing for free.). I hope you can raise those to the Store team tomorrow so they can take a look at it :/

Fred Dutton 24 June, 2013 @ 09:17
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Alas, you’ll need to contact customer support – there’s nothing I can do to help from where I’m sitting :(

killer-boomsterX 23 June, 2013 @ 14:26
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so its true ps4 coming out on 13Nov??

Fred Dutton 24 June, 2013 @ 09:18
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No, we haven’t announced a date yet. Any dates you see at retailers will just be placeholders.

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@14 i think that just a guess, wait on officail word on that one, its not idol minds falut @5 i think its the slow QA that holding us up on Ratchet Gladiotor, we also still had any update on the data grab on that front either, any new news please?

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I just have a couple of questions:

This has mentioned and asked before, but we had no news since then, when’s the blog redesign coming? The US one has such a great design now and here it’s like it got stuck in time…

Are there any chances of Muramasa Rebirth launching on Europe anytime soon? Even if it’s digital only? That would be pretty great. That and Dragon’s Crown sometime in August…

Fred Dutton 24 June, 2013 @ 09:28
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We’re working on it, promise! Hopefully you’ll see the first signs of change in September. The web team have been super-busy with E3 and PS4 so I’m waiting my turn. We’re getting there though.

There’s every chance, yes. However, at present those games are being released in the US by publishers with no EU office, so no European plans have been detailed. When the situation becomes clearer, we’ll give you an update.

LiquidSolid 23 June, 2013 @ 15:07
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Given how much Sony are trying to go after gamers and clean up their public image, you’d think they wouldn’t try to brush the firmware mess under the rug. Yet this is the message I’m getting. My PS3 has been a useless piece of junk for the last 5 days due to your own incompetence and I apparently have to wait another 4 to get it running again. Am I going to get anything more than a “oops, soooorry” or what?

CoolRichy008UK 23 June, 2013 @ 15:13
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RIGHT YOU MINIONS there is NOTHING WRONG with the ps store STOP SAYING it keeps going wrong ITS UR INTERNET CONECTION fix it & ps store will be fine (I blame BT internet it kept messing ps store up now im with sky internet ps store is fine)

XzSlLENTSNIPERzX 23 June, 2013 @ 15:41
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Are there anymore games being added to the PSP sale. Because of the Vita’s poor account management I was forced to buy it again as I can’t use two accounts on the Vita.

Ps:
To anybody Considerig Cho Aniki, don’t. It’s absolutely awful and is in Japanese. I’d get a refund if I could because I’m never going to play it again.

Fred Dutton 24 June, 2013 @ 09:21
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No, there’ll be no further additions to the current PSP sale.

XzSlLENTSNIPERzX 23 June, 2013 @ 15:41
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Are there anymore games being added to the PSP sale. Because of the Vita’s poor account management I was forced to buy it again as I can’t use two accounts on the Vita.

Ps:
To anybody Considering Cho Aniki, don’t. It’s absolutely awful and is in Japanese. I’d get a refund if I could because I’m never going to play it again.

XzSlLENTSNIPERzX 23 June, 2013 @ 15:41
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Sorry about the double post.

declan__watson 23 June, 2013 @ 15:49
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@LiquidSolid
Well that’s certinly disrespectful and unfair on Sony and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Can somebody respond re….

1. is Netflix ever gonna come out on the Vita over in the UK???

2. whats happened to the Vita Jak and Daxter trilogy….loads of reports of unplayable frame rate and bugs! I am holding off buying it until a patch is confirmed… if it’s not then thats no way to treat vita owners and a Playstation legend!

Thanks

Fred Dutton 24 June, 2013 @ 09:22
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I don’t have an update on either of these at present. If news comes in, I will of course pass it on.

A_Nonny_Moose 23 June, 2013 @ 15:55
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Don’t know if it’s just me, but the sales list on the Vita store doesn’t display properly. The last half is just blank spots.

Also, I wanted to ask about PS4 Plus content. At the moment, it’s possible to access all Plus content through the PS3 store. PS3, PSVita, PSP, PS2, PS1, it’s all there. When the PS4 releases, will I need a PS4 to get the PS4 content? Obviously I won’t be able to play it, but since it’s all the same service will there be a way to access it (like people without Vitas can download Vita Plus content)?

Or will I miss all the PS4 Plus content until I get a PS4?

Fred Dutton 24 June, 2013 @ 09:23
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It’s too early to confirm details I’m afraid. We’ll update you closer to launch.

LiquidSolid 23 June, 2013 @ 16:14
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@declan__watson
Disrespectful and unfair? Are you serious or just a shill? Sony bricked my PS3 and are pretending like nothing happened, how am I being unfair? Do I see a blog post acknowledging the issue? Do I see a public apology for their huge mistake? Do I see any form of compensation for this headache? No.

supersmith2500 23 June, 2013 @ 16:26
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@skells22:
As usual with the slow QA at SCEE.

@tiago-kun:
If there is a European publisher then yes and don’t except Dragon’s Crown to be out the same month since Atlus does not have a European dept. so except the game to be out months later.

@LiquidSolid

They are working on it. They said they have found the problem and are currently fixing it. The issue affects only a small amount of people. If it was an issue where all consoles were effected yes a blog post would be needed but a few hundred people with problems from 70 million console users it is not. This has happened before and they never recognised it either just fixed it and moved on because it effects you you demand a public apology.

Let them fix it first and then you can say “I have been temporarily inconvenienced for 10 days give me free stuff.”

Dr-abdulelah 23 June, 2013 @ 19:11
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hi fred
after i change my e-mail address of my ID i don’t receive any massage from SCEE
can you help me

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i only have one wish to the blog management. enjoy your work because millions of people would love to have your job. dont look forward to your vacation. look forward to have fun adding benefit to the ps3 users (and soon ps4 users).

thats what makes a happy life. make every day your vacation.

Fred Dutton 24 June, 2013 @ 09:25
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:) Noted!

I’m still looking forward to my summer holiday though!

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@28 I believe SCEE don’t offer that service.. yet :P

But seriously, I’ve never changed my email address before but maybe check the old one to see if there’s a confirmation note, if not, double check the new email address to make sure it’s spelt correct. If all is in check and nothing above helped, buy something cheap on the store (i.e an avatar) and see if you get a receipt email on the new address or old one.

LiquidSolid 23 June, 2013 @ 22:02
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@Lucreto
It’s not just a few hundred people, it’s everyone with a HDD over 500GB that updated. At the very least, thousands of people. Far more than any of their previous issues (aside from the hack and the leap year glitch). Why do you think the story hit all the major gaming websites?

@LiquidSolid

Every story hits major gaming websites no matter how minor it is.

I agree it might be closer to a few thousand but the firmware was only up a few hours so it could have been worse.

iscah_rambles 24 June, 2013 @ 07:52
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Hi, I have two small issues that I’d like help with:

1. I received Thomas Was Alone for free through PS Plus and loved it, so I bought the Benjamin’s Flight DLC – but I can’t figure out how to access it! it was listed as a “level pack” so I assume it should be through the main program, but all I can find is a locked chapter at the end of the chapter list. Is the paid DLC somehow incompatible with the free game?

2. I downloaded the LBP Summer Creator Kit but couldn’t find the Solstice costume. Is it supposed to be available in the Australian store?

People worried about EUR releases of Dragons Crown, Murasma and Ys, just buy on ebay or amazon UK. There will be plenty of copies available when they launch in the US and the Vita is region free.

Nightmare966 24 June, 2013 @ 10:21
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Hi Fred — I don’t have an issue contacting Customer Support, but the issue here can only be solved by the Store team itself. A refund and re-purchase would get me in the exact same situation as it’s a general issue lying there for everyone, since it’s a missing file from the server and a Cross-buy not active for two SKUs issue. Maybe you can contact Jawad so he can take a look at the post? :( (I could also try, alternatively, to post in the Forums…).

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^They probably want you to contact Customer Support so that the service desk team can write a ticket for the issue. Then they will move it to the Store Team or other team to solve the issue. After this, the ticket is returned to Customer Support and you get a reply. I would think Sony’s customer service system worked like this.

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Fred, why is the “PULSE – Elite Edition Manager App” not available on EU PSN? Once again Sony sends the signal of being completely out of sync with an increasingly connected world and the contemporary consumer. All the segregation between stores/regions is insane and really off-putting. It would be nice if you treated all customers equally.

Translation should never, ever be a stalling point. If people don’t understand English, too bad, they can freely skip using something they don’t understand. Don’t let that get in the way of the huge amount of people who read, write and speak English, which would be just about anyone with half an education.

Nightmare966 24 June, 2013 @ 10:52
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The thing is, last time I called for an issue a month back (which, BTW, it’s still not solved TT_TT) I had to explain to the man on the phone how Cross-Buy worked because he insisted that I didn’t purchase the right version. That was 15 minutes, and the message to give to the Store team — the file for one of the games is faulty, you need to replace it — wasn’t given.

So I can only imagine the horror that it will be to explain that Cross-buy is not active in two SKUs and yes in one, and that another one’s missing a file :( I mean, again, if I must call I’ll call and sort out a lot of issues the Store has (purchased items not showing as purchased, for example), but taking a look back I guess most of you understand why I’d try to get someone who knows what I’m talking about take a look at the post.

@fred

so with ps4 being paid online are you guys ever gonna bother improving the store updates or is it just gonna be the horrible service you guys provide today.

@Nightmare966
You could always try to mail them instead. Add links that explain what cross buy is or why you are entitled to it … and prey. ^^

And I also don’t get why Fred can’t simply forward that to the store team. Considering how often the store folks fail (and that it usually takes them several days to fix even minor issues), it would probably be smart to add a report button directly to each store content anyway.

Btw, the free PLUS Bioshock DLCs never appeared Fred. Simply dropped and forgotten with no excuse I assume, after several promises that it would be fixed “soon”?
Heh, even a report button wouldn’t help in such cases at all. If the store team decides to withheld content completely, there is absolutely nothing that one can do. God bless the weakest link in Sony’s chain. And its spiritual partner, the QA.

Nightmare966 24 June, 2013 @ 12:59
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Hi Golwar! I’ve made a thread on the Forums. I’m praying that SuperFastZombie reads it and can forward it.

As for the Plus Bioshock DLC I do remember seeing them, in fact I believe I have them in my account. Was that issue only in Germany?

@ iscah_rambles: I hope you read me, does this link work for you?

https://store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/#!/cid=EP9000-BCES01422_00-LBPDLCORIGCO0019

Dr-abdulelah 24 June, 2013 @ 13:28
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sorry i mean message*

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Sigh… another abandoned blog post with no answers.

I’ll ask again. Fred, why is the “PULSE – Elite Edition Manager App” not available on EU PSN?

@cowbanana

this is SCEE don’t expect anything usefull.

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Yeah, SCEE is horribly incompetent on almost all levels… yet I keep buying Sony products and games. That must mean I’m incredibly stupid by my own logic :/

TheFistsOfAnElk 25 June, 2013 @ 15:47
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Hi,

I don’t know if you still answer questions here, but I’ll ask anyway. I saw that my credit card had been used on the SONY ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK. 89 SEK had been drawn from it, although I have not purchased anything that day (24th of June). Can you help me with this?

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