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This week at PlayStation

Bloodborne, Final Fantasy XV, DRIVECLUB, The Order, FIFA 15, more

With Tokyo Game Show underway and Eurogamer Expo just a few days out, it’s been a really busy week here at PlayStation with over 30 posts going up on PS Blog. Highlights included a release date and new trailer for From Software’s tantalising Bloodborne; a stunning new Final Fantasy XV clip; news on The Order, The Tomorrow Children and DRIVECLUB; and updates on a gaggle of exciting new indies, including Super Exploding Zoo, Nova-111 and Poltergeist: A Pixelated Horror.

See below for a few of the choicest cuts, and do let us know in the comments what you’re playing this weekend.

Top 5 most read PlayStation Blog posts this week:

  1. New on PlayStation Store: Murasaki Baby, Flockers, Anomaly 2, more
  2. Bloodborne release date confirmed and new trailer debuts
  3. Final Fantasy XV demo coming soon to PS4
  4. SingStar: Ultimate Party release date and track list announced for PS4 & PS3
  5. New PlayStation clothing ready to pre-order now at Insert Coin

And one you might have missed: The Tomorrow Children – Delving deeper into Dylan Cuthbert’s weird, wonderful PS4 exclusive

Top 3 most viewed videos on our YouTube channel:

Top 3 most RTed @PlayStationEU Tweets this week:

Most ‘liked’ image on Instagram:

What we’ve been playing:

Murasaki Baby: Ovosonico’s ghoulishly original PS Vita adventure finally made its debut on PS Vita this week, and it quickly brushed Velocity 2X and Rogue Legacy aside to be my game-of-choice on the daily commute. With a jet black sense of humour, delightful character design and brilliant use of sound, it’s absolutely worth the £7.99/€9.99 price tag.

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@Fred
I have one small suggestion.

Would it be possible to make something like playstation news subscribtion but for developers? (if does exist I would be greatful for web adress) Not only licensed developers but also all people who are interested in that issue. So nothing related to SCE DevNet.

Why am I saying it? Because SONY atm does very little to make developers realize all options they have! Sure Shahid from time to time will write about it on twitter, but that’s not enough. Many of do not follow Shahid, all were already banned by him on his twitter, and not all people follow gaming press.

How many people know that you can apply not only for Unity-for-PSN and Unity-PRO with native PS4/PS3/Vita… but also GameMaker from YoYo Games? And frankly speaking, as I am contacting few indie developers I know that they usually don’t have any news regarding options they have. Just few days I’ve send news about Unity to SekaiProject to make sure they know about this…. and even if I was thi...

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@Fred
I have one small suggestion.

Would it be possible to make something like playstation news subscribtion but for developers? (if does exist I would be greatful for web adress) Not only licensed developers but also all people who are interested in that issue. So nothing related to SCE DevNet.

Why am I saying it? Because SONY atm does very little to make developers realize all options they have! Sure Shahid from time to time will write about it on twitter, but that’s not enough. Many of do not follow Shahid, all were already banned by him on his twitter, and not all people follow gaming press.

How many people know that you can apply not only for Unity-for-PSN and Unity-PRO with native PS4/PS3/Vita… but also GameMaker from YoYo Games? And frankly speaking, as I am contacting few indie developers I know that they usually don’t have any news regarding options they have. Just few days I’ve send news about Unity to SekaiProject to make sure they know about this…. and even if I was thinking that they probably know about it… it turned out they didn’t.

So that might really help!

Cheers!

Edit:
subscription*
if it does exist*
grateful*
address*
Not only for licensed*
But also for people*
Many developers do not follow*

Huh :/ sorry! I should have checked it before sending :/ Sorry, Edit option would be nice.

I totally agree with what Archacus says, I am quite surprised by just how many indie devs on Kicstarter don’t know their options for putting their games on Playstation platforms i think it is the main reason there is so few with PS4/PSV in main funding goal, and the BIGGEST reason there is so many with extortionately HIGH PS4/PSV stretch goals……This needs to change :P

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I think some kind of FAQ for prospective developers might be helpful – it’s something I’ll look into, sure.

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Looking forward to FIFA (not the vita version obviously lol). I’ll let a few weeks pass though since theres always connection issues near launch. Hopefully with coin selling being banned, the situation should be a little better.

Also hope next months PS+ announcements will mostly be AAA.

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Can confirm at least 14.2857% of next month’s PS+ will be AAA.

How? Of you are on about drive club ps plus edition that’s just the triangle from the first A. You have to pay to get the /\ AA part

madmanwithabox12 20 September, 2014 @ 12:33
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Played and beat Murasaki Baby in about three hours. Great little game. Very clever, brilliant atmosphere and just beautiful to look at (not to mention the music). I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a few frustrations regarding inconsistent touch controls, but overall a very enjoyable experience.

Best piece of TGS stuff for me was Persona 4 Dancing All Night’s new trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvztPdwoTcM). Cannot wait for that game. Also on a related note, excited to hear that Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is being released in Europe this November. Very happy on the Persona front. ^_^

Slightly annoyed by the fact Gravity Rush wasn’t at TGS in any shape or form. I don’t care if it’s a PS4 game, a Vita game or what. I want to see more of it. >=D

As ever, I’m hoping more PSP and PS1 classics make their way to the store and that they are Vita compatible. Please do all you can to make this happen guys. Don’t just drop classic support because PS4 can’t do it, it’s not fair. =(

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Played and beat Murasaki Baby in about three hours. Great little game. Very clever, brilliant atmosphere and just beautiful to look at (not to mention the music). I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a few frustrations regarding inconsistent touch controls, but overall a very enjoyable experience.

Best piece of TGS stuff for me was Persona 4 Dancing All Night’s new trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvztPdwoTcM). Cannot wait for that game. Also on a related note, excited to hear that Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is being released in Europe this November. Very happy on the Persona front. ^_^

Slightly annoyed by the fact Gravity Rush wasn’t at TGS in any shape or form. I don’t care if it’s a PS4 game, a Vita game or what. I want to see more of it. >=D

As ever, I’m hoping more PSP and PS1 classics make their way to the store and that they are Vita compatible. Please do all you can to make this happen guys. Don’t just drop classic support because PS4 can’t do it, it’s not fair. =(

Please do care…

Gravity Rush 2 MUST be Vita exclusive, anything other will be just like hitting Vita owners with dirty rag. It was title which was born for Vita, if they will release on PS4 instead they will just show that Vita is no longer supported console.

And the fact that we didn’t hear anything about any new 1st party game for Vita is a bad news for us. Freedom Wars is coming, yet they do very little to advertise it in Europe… Oreshika is coming… but nobody knows anything about it, and SCEE is probably trying to sneak on us info “suprise next month Oreshika will be released on PSN, whine all you want we don’t care about it, it is too late to change that now”

And yes I do agree with you on last part. THEY SHOULD STOP RELYING ON GOOD WILL of publishers. I’m quite fed up hearing that it’s not up to them. What the hell is Shahid’s team doing? Bringing indie games? That’s cute… but sorry to say… even average Vita owner can encourage indie developer to bring game to Vita (because th...

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Please do care…

Gravity Rush 2 MUST be Vita exclusive, anything other will be just like hitting Vita owners with dirty rag. It was title which was born for Vita, if they will release on PS4 instead they will just show that Vita is no longer supported console.

And the fact that we didn’t hear anything about any new 1st party game for Vita is a bad news for us. Freedom Wars is coming, yet they do very little to advertise it in Europe… Oreshika is coming… but nobody knows anything about it, and SCEE is probably trying to sneak on us info “suprise next month Oreshika will be released on PSN, whine all you want we don’t care about it, it is too late to change that now”

And yes I do agree with you on last part. THEY SHOULD STOP RELYING ON GOOD WILL of publishers. I’m quite fed up hearing that it’s not up to them. What the hell is Shahid’s team doing? Bringing indie games? That’s cute… but sorry to say… even average Vita owner can encourage indie developer to bring game to Vita (because that’s the simplest thing to do). I find it amusing when Shahid is acting all that proud about how HE and HIS TEAM brought to us all that indie games… instead he should be working on bringing bigger games and classics from PSX,PS2, PSP.

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Glad to hear people are enjoying Murasaki!

madmanwithabox12 20 September, 2014 @ 20:45
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@Archacus: Always with the theatrics man. Hitting Vita owners with a dirty rag… sometimes I wonder what you put in your cereal. Gravity Rush is an IP with a lot of promise. As a gamer, I’m interested to see it grow. It doesn’t matter if it’s on Vita. It would probably be better suited to PS4 in fact, where it would have a much larger and more fleshed out world to explore. Vita doesn’t lose anything. The original still exists. You can’t be so controlling over what Sony does with their own IP or nothing new and exciting will ever happen. So no, I don’t care what system it’s on because I’m interested in the GAME and not the hardware.

@Fred: Yeah, it was fun and interesting. Wish there was a tad more replayability or something, but all the same it was an interesting and unique experience.

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Is there any news, on upcoming beta’s? Like Dead Island 2? The Crew? By the way is there an official release date @Fred Dutton?

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That would be up to the publishers of those games to announce. So Deep Silver for Dead Island, and Ubisoft for The Crew.

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By official i mean for the crew. Sorry haha.

Mr. Dutton, i really don’t understand. Now even game directors are forbidden to answer questions about forced Singstar in PS3 questions? Why are these questions ignored in both “SingStar: Ultimate Party release date and track list announced” and “SingStar coming soon to PS4 with free microphone app” as well? Some time ago you wrote something about “will not be pinned to PS4 dash…”. But what about PS3? Stop ignore us and stop insult us with that annoying unremovable crap in our XMB, please.

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I think it’s time you let this go, they’re never gona get rid of it. I mean its been 10 months since they released the Ps4 and they still haven’t added folders, adding something as simple as delete option is to complicated for them. You can be damned sure they WILL pin the ps4 app to the dash.

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@Podyman I appreciate that this is clearly an issue that’s important to you but I’m afraid it is indeed time to let this one go. At this stage it’s not likely that the icon will move. Nobody here is forbidden to comment on it, but the fact is that there is nothing new to say that hasn’t already been said, hence why you haven’t had the answer you’ve desired. Sorry to disappoint you.

Mr. Dutton, nothing personal, but how i see it: It was stupid, logically indefensible corporate decision which can’t be reverted even after huge negative feedback. Because even slightest acknowledgement of moral problem with forcing this insulting thing may hurt SCEE ego.

Well, maybe it’s time for me to end gaming because i really can’t get over this SCEE underbelly punch. I can’t continue to giving money to company which despise me. I still have some pride. I only regret all the time, all the money i gave to Sony and my stupid optimism that common sense can win over stupidity. Sorry.

Now everybody, now you can laugh as you can. I don’t mind you.

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Can anyone shed light on why Castlevania Dracula X Chronicles has been pulled from several countries’ PSN? In the UK it seems to be there, but for example in Finland, the game can’t be found. What happened?

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This will likely be at the publisher’s request. I’ll try and find out more on monday.

madmanwithabox12 20 September, 2014 @ 20:45
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It’s also not playable on Vita =/

Hi Fred,

Are we getting next month’s PS plus games announcement this week ?

Thanks

Not until 30th, announcements are made around the last tuesday or wednesday of every month.

Next Wednesday most likely, the games should come 1st of the next month. That’s if they follow the usual schedule, games are always announced the last Wednesday of the month and they’ll be released the first Wednesday of the month when the store updates

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At present it looks like the next batch of Plus games will go live on October 8th, so look out for the announcement on or around October 1st.

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so once again while scee downs tools from fri afternoon until midday monday, scea treats it’s customers to another flash sale with cheap as chips prices.

why don’t you use some of the profits from your extortionate digital pricing to employ some weekend staff?

sigh.

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Woah Nelly. Weekends are important! Have you any idea how grumpy I’d be on here if I had to work 7 days a week? EVERYONE would get banned, fair or foul.

Joking aside, my colleagues across the pond don’t work weekends any more or less than we do here in EU. Yes, they have a weekend sale this weekend, just as we have done on occasion in the past. We’ll have a new sale for you in the middle of next week – keep an eye out for it.

On that note, it’s 6.30pm on Saturday night, and I’m off to the pub ;)

fair enough mr dutton but even if scea’s weekend presence is an ‘artificial’ one, they do at least attempt to avert the barren status that scee employs. yes, we may have had the occasional weekend sale but nothing on the scale that scea somehow manages.

anyhow, thanks for the reply and enjoy your drink.

ps, don’t call me nelly.name calling will not be tolerated on the blog. he he

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Love you @fred we appreciate your efforts (although many don’t show it :L)

ryannumber3gamer 20 September, 2014 @ 16:44
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Hey Fred, i have some questions…

1.Has The Weekend Debate been finished? I’m just curious as It’s been a long while since the last one.

2.Is there any chance of seeing any of these Mega Man games hitting the PS store?
-Mega Man 8 (PS1)
-Mega Man X3 (PS1)
-Mega Man X4 (PS1)
-Mega Man X5 (PS1)
-Mega Man Anniversary Collection (PS2)
-Mega Man X Collection (PS2)

3.Any chance of these games coming for PS Plus?

-Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
-Amazing Spider-Man 2
-Oddworld New N Tasty

Thanks in advance!

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Hey Fred, i have some questions…

1.Has The Weekend Debate been finished? I’m just curious as It’s been a long while since the last one.

2.Is there any chance of seeing any of these Mega Man games hitting the PS store?
-Mega Man 8 (PS1)
-Mega Man X3 (PS1)
-Mega Man X4 (PS1)
-Mega Man X5 (PS1)
-Mega Man Anniversary Collection (PS2)
-Mega Man X Collection (PS2)

3.Any chance of these games coming for PS Plus?

-Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
-Amazing Spider-Man 2
-Oddworld New N Tasty

Thanks in advance!

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Hey Ryan. After 3 or 4 years of the weekend debate I just felt it had run out of steam. TBH, I was running out of interesting topics to discuss and it was getting a bit stale. I am looking to replace it with something though – so watch this space.

As for those Mega Man titles, that would be a decision for the folks at Capcom. Some classics in there, fingers crossed, eh?

And your Plus suggestions – some nice picks there, but I can’t give away future Plus titles I’m afraid. Look out for the next Plus update in a week or two.

@ryannumber3gamer
Hey ryan!

I hope you don’t mind me meddling, sadly SCEE do not bother to contact publishers or even do anything to bring those games.

As I’m quite fed up with that kinda attitude I decided to contact them by myself (already sent email). I’ve asked for startes about games that are available in NA PSN but not in EU PSN… that is

-MegaMan Powered Up
-Mega Man Legends 2
-Mega Man Maverick Hunter X
-Mega Man X4
-Mega Man X5
-Breath of Fire IV
-Darkstalkers
-Darkstalkers 3
-Dino Crisis
-Dino Crisis 2

I hope I didn’t miss any game you wanted to know about.

IF I will get any reply from Capcom I will notify you by PSN, would that be alright? If you don’t want me to bother you, you can contact them by yourself “feedback@capcomeuro.com”.

And I will make sure to post reply in next weekly thread (IF I WILL GET ONE)

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@ryannumber3gamer
Hey ryan!

I hope you don’t mind me meddling, sadly SCEE do not bother to contact publishers or even do anything to bring those games.

As I’m quite fed up with that kinda attitude I decided to contact them by myself (already sent email). I’ve asked for startes about games that are available in NA PSN but not in EU PSN… that is

-MegaMan Powered Up
-Mega Man Legends 2
-Mega Man Maverick Hunter X
-Mega Man X4
-Mega Man X5
-Breath of Fire IV
-Darkstalkers
-Darkstalkers 3
-Dino Crisis
-Dino Crisis 2

I hope I didn’t miss any game you wanted to know about.

IF I will get any reply from Capcom I will notify you by PSN, would that be alright? If you don’t want me to bother you, you can contact them by yourself “feedback@capcomeuro.com”.

And I will make sure to post reply in next weekly thread (IF I WILL GET ONE)

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@Archacus Respectfully, you really couldn’t be more mistaken. We have teams of people working extremely hard to ensure the library of games available on PlayStation platforms is as wide and diverse as possible, and are constantly listening to gamers’ requests.

The simple fact is we don’t own these IPs, and there are all manner of legal, business and logistical reasons why it’s not always possible for publishers to bring their older titles to PSN. Lack of effort or deafness to the community very rarely comes into it.

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Hey Fred

Any chance you know which retailers are offering which DLC with LittleBigPlanet 3 pre-orders and whether or not the bonuses are exclusive to PS4 pre-orders?
The original post wasn’t very clear and I still can’t find any mention of the DLC on retailer sites.

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I’m in the process of getting a bit more clarity on this one. Hopefully I’ll be able to confirm early next week.

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@Player42791
GAME may be the likely candidate

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Thanks Fred

@supersmith2500
At the moment the guys in my local GAME don’t have a clue which to be honest isn’t a surprise

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Is anyone willing to comment on the free content updates not being rolled out to the DriveClub PS+ version? In order for the cars to work in multiplayer everyone must get a compatibility patch before each one is released, so why are the cars not just put in the patches so those with the PS+ Edition get them too? Labeling them as “free DLC” just makes it transparent that what is actually being given follows the same technical directives as a game demo, which isn’t what was originally announced.

Another thing I’d like to ask about is the PSTV console. At GamesCom it was revealed that our box will now include 3 games to justify it being two and a half times the price of the US release, is there any indication of what these three games will be and is there a release date yet for Europe or is it just “November” as a load of PS4 games come out that month as well.

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You’ll have these answers very soon ;)

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Saw the announcement yesterday, a bit disappointing if I’m honest. The 3 games offered do not justify the price hike and releasing the same day as both AC games and having so many other big releases in the week before and after mean this is going to be a hard sell. Timing and price are everything when it comes to hardware.

Also the compatibility list is a little short compared to other territories, it’s region free same as every other PS device so there’s more software imposed restrictions on what is compatible for this region.

I’ll be waiting to see what price these things hit in the January sales, impossible to justify it at this price.

@Fred
One more question, would you be so kind to check which shops will have day-1 bonuses for Freedom Wars?

Amazon.co.uk updated their Freedom Wars page but still nothing about day-1 bonuses… and I’m kinda affraid of ordering it when it is not stated that we will get them.

like @HomessaHommem say
I NEED THIS ON MY VITA! So yeah… I want to pre-order it as fast as I can.

thekillingspree 20 September, 2014 @ 19:27
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That is a question I would also like to know. I want to pre-order the game, I just don’t know from where, since I don’t wanna miss the pre-order bonus. As of right now, Freedom Wars sits rather uncomfortably in my Amazon UK cart…

Probably be shopto.net!

thekillingspree 21 September, 2014 @ 17:00
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http://www.shopto.net/video-games/psvita/PSPVFR02-freedom-wars-inc-rescue-pack-dlc

Well, I guess we can be sure about that website. But since I’ve never even heard of it, I’m not sure how much P&P would cost me to have the game despatched outside the UK, so maybe it will be of little use to me.
I wish they’d confirm that Amazon UK would be offering the pre-order bonus…

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ryannumber3gamer 20 September, 2014 @ 18:52
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Thanks for the reply Fred!

I’m personally hoping X4 & X5 get onto our store since Capcom did decide to release them on the US Store. I only recently got into the series with Powered Up and Maverick Hunter X along with Mega Man 9 & 10 and I guess I’m just a bit hooked on Mega Man XD

Hey Ryan
If you can please DO read my reply to your previous post, ok? Like I said I’ve decided to contact them by myself, if you think I missed something let me know.

ryannumber3gamer 20 September, 2014 @ 21:40
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Yeah I checked it. The ones you’re missing are

-Mega Man X3 (PS1)
-Mega Man Anniversary Collection (PS2)
-Mega Man X Collection (PS2)
-Mega Man X Command Mission (PS2)
-Mega Man X6, X7, and X8 (PS2)
-Mega Man Legends 1 & 2 (PS1)

@ryannumber3gamer
But those aren’t available in NA shop, or am I mistaken? Hmm maybe I didn’t explain it good enough, atm I will focus on games that are already available in NA but not in EU.
store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/#!/en-us/search/f=^mega%2Bman|bucket~games

But ok, If I will get any reasonable reply I will ask about those games.

Cheers!

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With DRIVECLUB PS+ Edition being the free game for PS4 next month. Is the UK getting the Plus version on Friday instead of the update day?

Driveclub is an extra game for the month so we will get 3 PS4 games for October but because of that PS+ won’t be updated until the 8th.

today ath latest moment
= psn = breaking down + servers of destiny = them fuly broke lots of friends usa – belgium …….. not abel to enter servers + no suport

so i was richt sony + activision are not ready whith their servers

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If you are going to complain, check your grammar before clicking add reply.

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PSN, Xbox and Destiny servers were recently hit in a DDoS attack by hacker group, Lizard Squad.

Unfortunately, DDoS attacks are hard to protect against no matter the security, as it’s due to a massive load of server requests that just can’t be handled, causing it to overload.

And yes, please learn some English.

Seems like every Saturday they are hit with a DDoS attack regards to PSN slowdown

If you play an MMO type game you have to expect there will be server overload, it’s what happens. They always underestimate how many people are logging in at the same times. Final Fantasy XIV was horrible and to make matters worse people would camp while away which escalated the problem. People didn’t want to sign out because they weren’t going to be getting back in easily enough. Some people couldn’t sign in at all.

Not sure what language course you took to learn to read and write English but you should demand a refund.

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hang on. Plus on the 8th????? Sneaky announcement in the comments? We are supposed to get our update the first Wednesday of the month. It’s what we pay for. Just because for once it results in us getting it before the US doesn’t mean ours should be moved. You’ve tried this tactic before and its disgusting treatment of our region. Fred, stand up for the region you represent.

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Very annoying. I bet this is to do with DriveClub’s release date!

@Adumr82

There is no need to overreact. As Kane said it is the day Driveclub is released so it is more than likely they are releasing everything at the same time instead of adding everything one week and Driveclub the following week. October is a 5 week month so you get the same amount of time to download. There is no big conspiracy about it.

except what if my account was expiring on the 4th? As I say, not the first time this has been tried. Not on. We’ve already been told that Driveclub is a bonus so its release date should have nothing to do with it. This stinks of not giving us our stuff before the US.

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DriveClub & The Order look AMAZING…Hmm i do LOVE’me’PlayStation Exclusives :P :P :P

Is Europe getting collectors edition of Bloodborne?

Fred said the details are still being finalised but we are getting a collectors edition.

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Indeed, hopefully I’ll be able to confirm details very soon.

Hi well no next gen games so i dont undrstand buy ps4 or xbox1 since next gen games 1 year late.

And why xboxone got first AAA game free on xboxlive and why xboxone get better demos than us since ps4 meant be no1 next gen consle since really nothing next gen at this moment.

Destiny last gen game and no wonder got 6/10

In my option people dont want next gen games anymore.

Greatness awaits 1 year too late.

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For a Brit, your grammar and punctuation is terrible. How about getting an education?

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XB1 hasn’t gotten any AAA game on xbox live. Just sayin

Is there a way to clear the notifications list on the PS4? I got a friend request which I accepted on the PS3 but it still appears on the PS4. I click it and it says no friend requests available but still sits in the notifications page.

Something seems to be amiss on Saturdays on the PS4…like intense slowdown….remember the days of 56k dial-up? Well I do and it’s that slow…it’s also not just me but several other friends experience this weekly Saturday slow down and they live in other countries in Europe. It’s not so much lag in games but lag in sending messages, receiving messages etc. It might just be quicker to hop on a flight to Finland or France to respond in person ? I have 20mb broadband so its not on my end that’s failing.

I’d also like to know why when I send a message, sent instant during the week and it still reads 9 minutes, game invites everything 9 minutes. I’m not a Timelord that has travelled into the future by 8 minutes so what is this arbitrary 9 minutes?

Finally as we are actually paying to play on PS4 this means that the network should function for people everyday not just 6 as there are 7 days in a week. Can you please sort this? If it’s too technical to fix (seemingly removing icons from PS3 is...

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Something seems to be amiss on Saturdays on the PS4…like intense slowdown….remember the days of 56k dial-up? Well I do and it’s that slow…it’s also not just me but several other friends experience this weekly Saturday slow down and they live in other countries in Europe. It’s not so much lag in games but lag in sending messages, receiving messages etc. It might just be quicker to hop on a flight to Finland or France to respond in person ? I have 20mb broadband so its not on my end that’s failing.

I’d also like to know why when I send a message, sent instant during the week and it still reads 9 minutes, game invites everything 9 minutes. I’m not a Timelord that has travelled into the future by 8 minutes so what is this arbitrary 9 minutes?

Finally as we are actually paying to play on PS4 this means that the network should function for people everyday not just 6 as there are 7 days in a week. Can you please sort this? If it’s too technical to fix (seemingly removing icons from PS3 is too technical and requires intervention from NATO) then simply add an offline option.

Also can you please speak to Koei Tecmo and fix the issue where I’m online playing Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate and keep receiving notifications that I need to sign in to play online when I’m actually in a network co-op game-_-.

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I can answer a couple of these.

1: 20mbps is your headline download speed, which has absolutely nothing to do with network performance. Think of it like pipes, 20mpbs just means you’re got a wider pipe, if it’s twisting and turning between supply and the tap then it’s going to take longer than if it was straight. Many broadband providers impose restrictions on real time applications such as gaming and streaming because it allegedly affects their networks, some do this while actively advising that they don’t (such as Sky and BT)

2: I often wondered why my messages were giving an odd timestamp saying they were sent minutes before they actually were. After a little poking about it appears that the messaging on PS4 takes its timestamp from a server clock while the calculation for how long ago it was is based on the clock on your actual PS4. I reckon it’s a glitch.

3: the network does function every day, though there are have been some instances of reduced functionality recently due to D...

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I can answer a couple of these.

1: 20mbps is your headline download speed, which has absolutely nothing to do with network performance. Think of it like pipes, 20mpbs just means you’re got a wider pipe, if it’s twisting and turning between supply and the tap then it’s going to take longer than if it was straight. Many broadband providers impose restrictions on real time applications such as gaming and streaming because it allegedly affects their networks, some do this while actively advising that they don’t (such as Sky and BT)

2: I often wondered why my messages were giving an odd timestamp saying they were sent minutes before they actually were. After a little poking about it appears that the messaging on PS4 takes its timestamp from a server clock while the calculation for how long ago it was is based on the clock on your actual PS4. I reckon it’s a glitch.

3: the network does function every day, though there are have been some instances of reduced functionality recently due to DDOS which is unavoidable. What is avoidable however are the surprise maintenance cycles that always take place during EU peak time. XBL uses a layered network so they can take a few servers offline for maintenance while leaving the greater network online, this neatly avoids any situation where lawsuit happy Americans attempt class action for loss of a paid service. I’d like to hope that Sony is shifting to a similar pattern and we stop seeing the PSN taken offline for the full run of EU peak hours at a moments notice. And until this happens could whatever schedule is being followed be made publicly available?

wow fantastic add a comment and it doesn’t post…down into that swirling vortex in SCEE offices I guess

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Hey, just wondering what happened to all the playstation 2 classics in the store? Can’t see dynasty warriors, Samurai warriors 2 etc.

Not been on here for a while so apologies if this has already been asked / answered, with Driveclub hitting our PS4’s soon, has there been any mention whether we can use the Logitech wheels on PS4? I can’t seem to find any mention of this on any forums.

@Fred, any idea on this?

Can I reply?

As far as I know… it is game over for us.

PS4 requires build-in security chips… and none of Logitech wheels have it. That means that it won’t be possible to ever use those wheels on PS4. So sadly only Thrustmaster wheel are compatible with PS4…

That is why… I will probably just stick to Gran Turismo 6 and never bother buying any racing game on PS4.

Source:
twinfinite.net/2014/08/11/playstation-4-incompatible-logitech-g27-project-cars-wont-get-wheel-support/

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I’m tracking a post from the DC team detailing wheel support. Should be later this week, or early next.

Any updates on system software 2.0 coming soon?

i really want the “share play”

Hey Fred,

Sorry about being a bit off-topic.

Do you perhaps have any news about Hoard not being available in Hungary, Bulgaria and Qatar? It should’ve been included with this month’s IGC games, but it’s not present in the Store.
Also, seen a previous discount post regarding Hoard, and it was written that this game is not available in the mentioned countries.
I also tried my local support, and got a response stating that it’s going to be there later (two weeks ago…).
Would love to play its co-op. :(

Thanks in advance!

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It seems that was a glitch in the system. It’s now been fixed and the game should appear on your store within the next 45 minutes or so.

Just checked, only the PSP/VITA version (for a price) and a PS3 free timed trial are there. None in the Plus section of the store.

How about telling us why the eu ps plus update is being put back just to keep US owners happy, are we so far down your list that you dont care?

I am also really angry that you put the Plus Games for EU on the 08. October. What´s up with that. Europe Store releases on 1st Wednesday. Why put on the Plus Games 1 week later. You should have time for 1 month to grab the games. What´s up with the shift ? As it happens that the next month is 1 day after the store update for us the same happens someday to the eu. Why do you treat us so bad ? I hope more people stand up that you change this in time. Glad I bought a Wii U also just to show you you´re not the only one which makes an entertaining console. I´m enjoying it a lot as there are too few games for PS4 right now and I only got 2 Consoles and a Bluray Player plugged to the TV. Don´t want to switch to PS3 so often. You are really not listening to your consumers and someday the hype for Playstation could be over. So don´t screw our Plus Update. As long as you don´t announce the games I will buy nothing for the sale, even if it´s not in PSPlus for next month I don´t mind I missed...

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I am also really angry that you put the Plus Games for EU on the 08. October. What´s up with that. Europe Store releases on 1st Wednesday. Why put on the Plus Games 1 week later. You should have time for 1 month to grab the games. What´s up with the shift ? As it happens that the next month is 1 day after the store update for us the same happens someday to the eu. Why do you treat us so bad ? I hope more people stand up that you change this in time. Glad I bought a Wii U also just to show you you´re not the only one which makes an entertaining console. I´m enjoying it a lot as there are too few games for PS4 right now and I only got 2 Consoles and a Bluray Player plugged to the TV. Don´t want to switch to PS3 so often. You are really not listening to your consumers and someday the hype for Playstation could be over. So don´t screw our Plus Update. As long as you don´t announce the games I will buy nothing for the sale, even if it´s not in PSPlus for next month I don´t mind I missed the sale and won´t buy the games then. If the games are 2 Months later in the IGC which I bought from a sale I wouldn´t mind that much. So come on tell us tomorrow or before the sale ends whats up. Really dissapointed right now :-(

fully agree, its ok for US owners to complain and get the eu date shifted, but we are just expected to accept it

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