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inFAMOUS Second Son update, SOMA trailer, Tearaway DLC, Joe Danger PS Vita, more

Time once again for your weekly recap of all the week’s PlayStation happenings. In the past seven days we’ve brought you news of new features coming soon to inFAMOUS Second Son; a new trailer for atmospheric PS4 horror SOMA; word of fresh Tearaway DLC; a closer look at how Joe Danger will play on PS Vita; and updates on PS Vita Pets, Killzone Shadow Fall and Drakengard 3.

See below for the highlights, and do let us know below what games you’re playing this weekend!

Top 5 most read PlayStation Blog posts this week:

  1. Incoming inFAMOUS Second Son PS4 update to add new features
  2. New on PlayStation Store: Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, Mercenary Kings, MLB 14, more
  3. Mercenary Kings launches PS Plus assault today on PS4
  4. New SOMA trailer dives deep into the darkness
  5. Tearaway gets its very first papery DLC Pack!

Top 3 most viewed videos on our YouTube channel:

Top three most RTed @PlayStationEU Tweets this week:

Most ‘liked’ image on Instagram:

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Games that I’d like to see in this week’s deal (or in some weeks time):

Rayman Legends: less than 14€
Diablo III: less than 19€
Grand Theft Auto V: less than 27€
Gran Turismo 6: less than 27€
Sonic Generations: less than 9€
The Last of Us: less than 18€
Resident Evil 6: less than 8€
Dark Souls II: less than 25€
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain: less than 6€

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also: FEZ: less than 5€

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And again: Do we have any kind of response from the ”right” people regarding the negative changes Sony EU made to ps plus in the last few months, yet? [1)12 PS3 games less on a yearly basis compared to the US, while Sony stated PS4 wouldnt affect PS Plus, 2) we pay more (€50 ≈ $68) than the US but get a lot less, 3) no yearly Vita titles that should have changed last year November, according to info you posted on the blog last year.] If you cant answer questions of this type, do you have any feedback from the people who can? it’s been going on for more than… five months now. Do you plan on releasing an official, dedicated post explaining the changes that have been made, and why? The situation is at least irritating.

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Your questions aren’t going to be answered so may as well drop it, how do I know they won’t be answers? Simple.

1: the blog guys don’t know the answer to these questions and may not have contact with anyone who can, if they did they would have answered by now, even if only to say that they’ll look into it, but they haven’t even said that much.
2: even if they made post answering these questions in great detail you and the other people who constantly troll this blog wouldn’t be happy with that answer and continue with your disruptive behaviour so why bother? It would only serve to legitimise your grievances.

Plus is still a great service, we still get plenty for our money and it has improved in recent months with our discount doubling to 20% instead of 10%.

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@TrueMurton: I disagree on so many levels to your position, that I wont even bother replying to any claims/assumptions that you make (which have rebuffed elsewhere, anyway).

Dark-Twisted 06 April, 2014 @ 11:12
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@ TrueMurton

Those responses that were given aren’t up to par, I’m sure better answers could be given with enough demand. I’ve also been worried about the decline in games. We started getting less games, and someone said it’s countered by the fact we have more rotations so we will receive more games annually. But they changed the scheduling or something so now we are, or at least it seems, getting less but paying more? NZ$90 is a lot of money, it’s at that point where I as a student have to very carefully consider whether I should buy it, which even though it’s still a great service, the fact the quality has declined makes it a harder choice. I think I’d be content if we got an extra game like the US do, whether that’s as little as an extra PSP game thrown into the Vita rotation, or as nice as another PS3 game.

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If anyone complains about ps plus service then they are crazy. Don’t ever forget what your getting, it’s an industry first.
This comes from someone who only recently joined playstation after being on xbox since 2001 and even a live gold subscriber since the Beta in 2002…..

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So because it’s an industry first anyone who complains is crazy? Most bizarre defence yet! Fact is anyone with just a PS4 has mostly got second rate indie games. When they advertised the PS4 at launch did they use games like Mercenary Kings or Contrast to sell it? Can’t remember seeing them on the #4theplayer TV ad. I don’t want average to poor games that I will on the PS4 IGC just for the sake of adding games. I don’t want a want that I play and delete in less time than it took me to download. If SCEE can’t add a game that has a metacritic rating of 70 or above then offer better discounts or a month or premium membership to FtP games. SCEE just use some imagination for once and stick to your promises!

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@Voodoo, O thought it was quite obvious that they were going to put indie games in the IGC for ps4. They said numerous times that PS4 was going to support indie developers. Plus, what are you expecting them to put in the IGC ATM? Killzone? InFamous?

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@Harrisown

”it’s an industry first”

What does that have to do with anything to accommodate your reasoning?
But, I know a good motto about the ”industry”: Provide a good/competitive service/product , or suffer a slow death.

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Sometimes I wish that Playstation never gave out free game with Plus. People are just to greedy and just want more and more. I have been a subscriber for 2 years and even with 4 games a month, it’s still great value for money. I’m just sick and tired of all the complaints. Everyone complaining just’s needs to build a bridge and get over it

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This part should have come here. Sorry for that @Hexahedronaut
@bigmat319
Ps+ complainers are not greedy (I’m not at least) but I consider that if I make a promise I must move heaven and earth to keep it, specially the person to whom I made that promise is a paying costumer. We just want answers, that’s it.
If when the changes where made, people at SCEE had the decency to come here and explain what was going to change, how it was going to change and why, all this flaming would had been avoided. But SCEE choose a different path and know people are forced to act.

Hexahedronaut 06 April, 2014 @ 14:17
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@blackout_pt. no problem mate.

@Fred may i give a suggestion about the Weekend debate? In the future instead of giving out games to the winners, why not DLC? Would love to get a chance to win DLC for a game I love. Just a thought, keep up the good work Fred, Chris and Jaward :)

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We occasionally give out DLC (eg, The Last of Us season pass a few weeks back). However, the problem with giving away DLC is that not everyone has the original game which limits the number of people to whom the prize appeals. I’ll occasionally do DLC giveaways for bigger titles which have a large audience, but I think it’s fairer to giveaway full games.

Why don’t SONY sell Official PlayStation Clothes for?(well i have been thinking that since i bought my 1st PlayStation 16 years ago) :D Looking at all the comments for the ‘Limited edition PlayStation Onesie’ on this Blog it looks like everyone wants some COOL PlayStation branded stuff(i am still(hint, hint) naked, yeah) :D + I would buy EVERYTHING with a PS Logo on it to! :D

+ An Expensive PlayStation week for me it was :D Got – 1 years of PS Plus + DS4 Pad(my 4th) + DS4 Stand/Charger(the Official one) + PSVita Stand(the Official one) + 64GB PSVita Memory Card :P
But it felt less Expensive because i got LOADS of free PS Plus Games for my PS3/4&Vita this week to ;) Excellent stuff SONY ;)

+ FEZ is DREAMY ;) It just puts me in a Trance when i play it. Lovely game;)

Hexahedronaut 06 April, 2014 @ 11:49
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Your 4th DS4? please tell me that’s for 4 player towerfall and not because they break easy ;) glad your enjoying FEZ! buddy, truly an amazing game. Have you seen HYPER LIGHT DRIFTER? If you like fez/indie games really keep an eye on it, I’ve been following it since kick starter it looks ridiculously good :D

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Well, we do have some official clothing lines available in partnership with http://www.insertcoinclothing.com – take a look. As for the onesie – it has proved rather popular! I’ll be flagging it with our merch team!

@Hexahedronaut It’s mainly for FIFA14 games really the DS4 pads. Got loads of family over at Easter so we will be playing that a bit. Wouldn’t mind more 4 player games coming to the PS4 to would be cool. Really want ‘TimeSplitters’ games :P to come to the PS4. That is the best FUN you can have with 4 players in the same room:D So far my DS4 pads have been o.k. FEZ is LOVELY/DREAMY:D Will look out for that HYPER game later thanks ;)

@Fred Cool clothes on that link, thanks ;)

Hexahedronaut 06 April, 2014 @ 11:55
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Hey Fred, is there any chance we could see some DLC as part of plus for the games offered on plus? I understand that we’re not getting our third PS3 game back whilst I don’t understand why plus is still a fantastic service. The DLC would fill that gap.

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Sorry to tell you mate, but giving DLC instead a full game is just throwing sand in our eyes (hurts a lot more). SCEE must come clean and explain their actions, make peace with the community and start from there.
Also, ps+ complainers are not greedy (I’m not at least) but I consider that if I make a promise I must move heaven and earth to keep it, specially the person to whom I made that promise is a paying costumer. We just want answers, that it. If when the changes where made people at SCEE had the decency to come here and explain what was going to change, how it was going to change and why, all this flaming would had been avoided. But SCEE choose a different path and know people are forced to act.

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We regularly offer discounts on DLC, but the problem with including it as part of the IGC offering is that it requires subscribers to own the original game. If they don’t, then they get nothing – which I dont think would prove popular!

Hexahedronaut 07 April, 2014 @ 09:25
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@Fred. No offence but the changes to plus haven’t exactly been ‘popular’ :/

I think Sony should set up there own online store where we can buy retail games and offer exclusive dlc or pre-order item. Nintendo have done this in the UK. You can get Mario Kart 8 collector’s edition with bullet bill tshirt and a red shell key ring for the same price as the collector’s edition on Amazon.

It would give retailers some competition and price competition.

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Pleeeeease repeat the Tomb Raider sale from last weekend..but make it last a week instead of a weekend this time

PS: i wanted to post it down here, posted up there as a reply to other guy as a mistake.

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Noted – there are no plans at present but there’s always a chance it could re-appear in the future.

Hey Fred, nice update to the blog! :D

I’ve been playing PS+ Sly Cooper this week. It’s the first Sly Cooper game I’ve played and I’m liking it so far; awesome it’s a cross buy to, I wish more games where cross buy!

My one criticism of PS trophies: Why allow gamers to earn duplicate sets of trophies on cross buy games? If they are the same set of trophies for PS3 and PS Vita, I don’t think you should be allowed to earn the possibility of two platinums :D

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Don’t be ‘that’ guy.

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I know plenty of folks who love picking up double-plats! ;)

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@Terarded. How ironic ;)

Hey Fred, any updates on when we can expect the 1.70 PS4 firmware to hit?

It’s been radio silence since the original announcement :)

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I can’t give you a firm date today, but it’s not far off. We’ll have an update on PS Blog soon.

This week at PlayStation: Still no Toukiden DLC from last week. Most memorable thing for me.

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Sorry to keep you waiting. We hope to have an update soon on this.

bubble_boy01 06 April, 2014 @ 16:01
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Hi all. It’s just my opinion but here’s what I think about all the complaints in the blog recently

– To the people complaining about have less Playstation Plus games: I completely understand your annoyance. You paid for a service, you expect it to stay the same. And if it changes, you’d expect a damn good reason why and a refund offered for those who no longer think it’s worth the money. Everyone reading this blog gets it. Personally I’m a little disappointed at the change but the value for money is still ridiculous and the quality of games still high enough I can live with it. The blog team has said that they cannot provide answers and have passed on your complaints to the relevant parties. They’re not waiting until the 400th comment on the matter to give you a response. So can you please find an alternative way of speaking out that doesn’t tie up this blog

– To the people complaining about the IGC games: In 4 months we’ve had Borderlands 2, DMC, Bioshock Infinite, Metro:LL, Tomb R...

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Hi all. It’s just my opinion but here’s what I think about all the complaints in the blog recently

– To the people complaining about have less Playstation Plus games: I completely understand your annoyance. You paid for a service, you expect it to stay the same. And if it changes, you’d expect a damn good reason why and a refund offered for those who no longer think it’s worth the money. Everyone reading this blog gets it. Personally I’m a little disappointed at the change but the value for money is still ridiculous and the quality of games still high enough I can live with it. The blog team has said that they cannot provide answers and have passed on your complaints to the relevant parties. They’re not waiting until the 400th comment on the matter to give you a response. So can you please find an alternative way of speaking out that doesn’t tie up this blog

– To the people complaining about the IGC games: In 4 months we’ve had Borderlands 2, DMC, Bioshock Infinite, Metro:LL, Tomb Raider, Brothers, Soul Sacrifice, Hotline Miami and a number of other very enjoyable games, yet every month most of the people commenting are complaining. There’s even people whining that SCEA got Arkham City and the SCEE didn’t, despite us getting it back in Dec 2012. The Plus team has to find publishers to put their games up whilst covering a range of different genres and gamer demographics. Amazingly not every game is going to be for you. Accept this. Be happy if there’s one game per month that you don’t own and that suits you. And be happy that they chose such variety, Plus is one of the best ways of finding games that you wouldn’t normally buy (Spec ops and KoA:Reckoning for me last year). Just because the game isn’t for you doesn’t make it a bad game

– Please stop expecting AAA ps4 games in IGC. It’s join going to take ~1 year after launch, like every other game. You’re delusional if you think a publisher is going to put their game on Plus (at a sig. cost) to an already reduced market size months after launch

– Finally to the people complaining about the limited amount of AAA ps4 games – Welcome to a console launch. Settle in, this what they have always been like and this one will be no different. At least this time there’s a lot more great indie titles to play…wait people are complaining about that too for some reason

Sorry about the rant. I hope we can all get some perspective and make this blog positive and enjoyable to read again

You have perfectly articulated everything I hate about this blog. A bunch of entitled people who think constantly crying about why they aren’t getting the very latest games for their PS4 for free are the worst. Same as the lack of a third PS3 game. They got the message guys, stop crying. You ruin the conversation for the rest of us.

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@Gaj76 This blog is the only way we can reach SCEE big shots, and trust me, they DIDN’T got the message otherwise they would have given some straight answers by now. The hard truth is that SCEE big shots don’t give sh..t to ps+ subscribers and their questions.
When Sony made ps+ mandatory to play on-line on ps4 made costumers concerns completely irrelevant. The service will continue to decline until IGC becomes completely irrelevant and people still pay for ps+ because they want to play on-line. I’m terrible sorry to ruin conversation for the rest of the users, but the fact is that more than a month ago Fred told us that the questions had been passed to the proper departments and we would get a response. In my opinion, a month to come clean and explain to subscribers the decisions that where made more than 5 months ago is more than enough. SCEE silence is a clear indication that they have no intention of ever answering these questions.
As a result our only option is to keep asking ...

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@Gaj76 This blog is the only way we can reach SCEE big shots, and trust me, they DIDN’T got the message otherwise they would have given some straight answers by now. The hard truth is that SCEE big shots don’t give sh..t to ps+ subscribers and their questions.
When Sony made ps+ mandatory to play on-line on ps4 made costumers concerns completely irrelevant. The service will continue to decline until IGC becomes completely irrelevant and people still pay for ps+ because they want to play on-line. I’m terrible sorry to ruin conversation for the rest of the users, but the fact is that more than a month ago Fred told us that the questions had been passed to the proper departments and we would get a response. In my opinion, a month to come clean and explain to subscribers the decisions that where made more than 5 months ago is more than enough. SCEE silence is a clear indication that they have no intention of ever answering these questions.
As a result our only option is to keep asking and spamming the blog until they decided that we are been a nuisance big enough to deserve their attention.
And trust me, I DO NOT ENJOY TO BE A NUISANCE, but SCEE forces me into this role.

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@blackout

Firstly, no. The blog isn’t the only way to contact SCEE, it’s merely the most annoying. For a mere fifteen minutes of your time you could find direct usernames for most of the SCEE guys on Twitter, then you could get to each one personally there and get your question seen by them directly rather than going through the blog team as a middle man. You choose to ignore this avenue and pursue your pointless campaign on the blog because you enjoy this little anti-EU conspiracy thing you’ve constructed. If you didn’t enjoy it then you would have stopped by now.

Secondly, SCEE haven’t forced you to do anything. You and the others have made a conscious decision to consistently disrupt this blog week in and week out with your incessant self-entitled whining and other members are frankly tired of it. Why Fred doesn’t just rain down posting bans is beyond me, the man must have the patience of a saint to put up with you all.

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Once more: Great job on the new blog functions.
Not that you delivered, I’m interested in the status of other “most wanted” improvements.

* Any plans to improve the “My friends” section? As explained after the new layout rolled out, it currently represent the worst collection of functionality and features ever. I can’t imagine one single usage that it might cover sufficiently.

* What about the search function for the store download list / a library? It’s been so long since the webstore came, the PS4 is here too meanwhile – still nothing.
Must we wait for the next generation of Playstation, to see Sony meet the standards from 2004?
A wishlist and the option to gift games to friends, would be welcome too.

*Now that you delivered … ;)

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Hey Golwar. I’m afraid I don’t have updates on either of these points today. Rest assured that the Store team are aware of the desire for a download list

supersmith2500 06 April, 2014 @ 17:48
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Hope to see new releases soon for PS4 and PSVita. Especially games we haven’t got yet like Dragon Fantasy games and Mutant Mudds. These games look great. Will they never come Fred?

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In both cases that’s a decision that lies largely with the developer. Last I heard Dragon Fantasy was in the works, but I haven’t had an update in recent months.

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Hi Fred
Just let know that i got pre owned copy of the game infamous 2nd son and it works very fine so im happy so really it wasnt my ps4 after all and Sony serivces said was my ps4 last time a spoke to them.

Aslo to me i think psn update this week was best update of this month so far

aslo i want to tell people that Restiance muilplay switching off apirl 9 that im sad they switching off online game.

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Glad to hear you’ve got it working! Enjoy the game!

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Hey Fred, hope you enjoying the weekend, any luck in yesterdays race?, mine was winning till last few furlongs, stupid, it should of hanged back like it was meant to, but maybe next year.
Hope that Defiance will enter plus next month, or if not possible, region problems etc, then a decent sales price, couldn’t believe when i seen it on our cousins store for $5, other month, then it was up again for not much more, loved the beta but had big backlog so never bought, but i think the saying, spoilt for choice is really true, i have so many choices on ps3 i take forever choosing something then cannot get into it, can you believe i been playing original Borderlands on new user, lol, all kinds of AAA unplayed games and thats where i am finding my fun. Have to agree with Lucreto’s idea as well, a store like that would be well cool, see ye Fred.

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I got Long Run in the office sweepstake. Thought I’d picked the winner, but alas, not to be :(

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First,can we expect a release date for Driveclub in the coming weeks?(I bet it will release right before E3 like the TLOU)
Regarding Sony,studios is there any particular reason that so many people got fired this past month?I just hope that the quality of the games will not decrease(especially uncharted the game that I most want)
Regarding,project Morpheus can we expect new info on games for the device before E3?
Keep up the good work!

Nightmare966 06 April, 2014 @ 21:55
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Well, certainly a great week at the blog. My personals highlights would be the Joe Danger Vita news (yay for MM characters in the game) and the much appreciated improvements on the Blog itself. Great to see the comments section additions, and specially the reply options. No more @username here! Thank you very much for this Fred (and the team) :)

I wanted to ask as well if you know what’s going on with the GOW: Ascension DLC — was really looking forward to get some of it this past week and play some Multiplayer. Hope that it gets sorted soon :D

Thanks again Fred! :)

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Great, glad to hear you approve of the recent changes.

As for Ascension, we’ll confirm a new date for the discounts asap. Stay tuned, and sorry to keep you waiting.

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@Fred it’s nice of you to acknowledge when makes a positive feedback, must it would be fair to acknowledge thoses feedbacks that are negative.
Btw, I do like the changes on the blog and site. It’s much easier to follow a conversation and reply to the guy above. As for the news for the vita… well I’ve played Joe Danger on the ps3 (got it from plus) and well, it just sits there on the ps3 hardrive. My suggestion is bring us some top notch RPG to the vita, like you did with FFX. For instantece I would love to have the following on my vita:
Reckoning: Kingdoms of Armlur
LOTR War in the North
A Civilization game (my all time favourite franchise on pc, have them all, from Civ I to CivV with all expansions and dlcs)
Emulators for nes, snes, gameboy/game boy advance, genesis.

Can you check if any of these are possible? (and yes, I know it depends on the devs, but I can dream)

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I know this aint the place to ask but i’m gunna do it anyway ;) , When is this big new PS4 update coming??? i was wondering if anyone at PStowers could find out or speak to who it may concern about the possibility of my PS4 being able to play media off an external HDD, i bought a SONY HandyCam that i can plug straight into my PS3 and copy the video over to watch…..Something i cant do on my PS4, HMMMMM anoying. would love this function to be enabled on the PS4 so i can finally put me PS3 in a different room for media.
I ask in the most polite way i can, no bad feelings just a bit bemused as to why PS4 cant seem to do 50% of what made last gen so dam amazing. PEACE!!

I like my new PS4 a lot but there is one thing really bothering me.
When I downloaded a game on my PS3 and my internet connection went down or had a hiccup it automatically continued after the connection was restored.
With the PS4 I get a failure notification, have to throw away the whole file and restart in the hope nothing goes wrong. This will keep me from downloading anything above 1 gig. Please fix this and make it like PS3 used to handle this. You are loosing money if you don’t.

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Hey thre Fred. Thanks for the update on the ps+ issues. I’ll be quiet until the next batch of IGC, by that time I bring my questions again.

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Hey guys!
I wanted to ask something about the Sly Trilogy in PSN store. A few days ago I was just surfing the store, trying to find something interesting for cheap and I came across the Sly Trilogy and it costed 7,95€ so I decided to buy it later. Today I went to buy 20€ gift card from store (I don’t use credit cards online) and when I was logging in to PSN store I noticed that I can’t buy it. But it only shows that I can’t buy it AFTER I log in to the store. Also this is where it gets even more annoying: there’s another The Sly Trilogy there. But that costs 20€. So I wonder if you could look into it. Also please tell me there’s a way for me to get what I want for the price that was advertised in the official store page…

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Also just as a side note.
Love what you’ve done with the overall look of the website. Also the comment section is much clearer now. Also thank god for being able to reply and “like” comments

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@Fred

You claimed here that if there are any changes made to the service they’ll be made in their own dedicated blog post. If that’s the case why wasn’t this done when you reduced the number of games we get and refused to update the Vita games? These changes seemed to be purposefully kept quiet instead of being open and honest about them.

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@Fred, don’t know if this is at the righ tplace, but could to pass the follwing request to the team that develops the playstation app for android.
Could it be possible to read the blog from the app and post comments directly from the app?
Thanks

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Will Playstation Home be on PS4 at any point.

Boribon_0429 08 April, 2014 @ 13:20
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Hi PS Blog team,

Need your help in the following matter. As a PS Plus subscriber I downloaded Sly Cooper TiT to my Vita from the Hungarian Playstation store. To my greatest surprise it is a localised version of the game with Czech, Russian, Polish and Turkish languages. Unfortunately there is no option in the game to change the language to English. Many of us reported it to Playstation HU via their Facebook page, no any comment or change so far.

May I ask your help so that someone who manages the Hungarian PS Store changes the game to a standard English version. As of now the game is pretty much useless for the Hungarian community (unless one speaks the above languages).

Thanks,

Peter

I’ve been waiting well over a year for Guilty Gear XXAccent Core Plus to finally come to the EU PSN store. Why can’t I buy it yet? It’s even on the Xbox eu store..

There is absolutely no reason for it to not be on there.. So many people have already had to go through the trouble of buying it on the American store.

Just give us a damn date.

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@PSN – Any chance of some price drops for NZ. All of the PSN digital copies for even launch games like Killzone are $109 -$120 NZD when they are less that $70 in physical stores. Come-on, keep this digital dream alive!!

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