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New on PlayStation Store – Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Natural Doctrine, more

Plus, new Dark Souls II DLC and a fresh batch of discounts

First up this week, Shadow of Mordor. Step once more into Middle-earth as Talion, guided by the spirit of Celebrimbor. Discover the origin of the Rings of Power and ultimately, confront the evil of Sauron.

Out on PS4, PS3 and PS Vita this week, Natural Doctrine is a challenging strategy game that features Cross-Play and Cross-Save. But be warned, this title will truly test your ability to conquer the evils that lurk in the sprawling networks of mines and ruins in the areas surrounding the fortress city of Feste.

Elsewhere, don’t forget to check out Defense Grid 2 on PS4, new DLC for Dark Souls II, and a fresh batch of discounts.

PlayStation 4

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Defense Grid 2
Price: £19.99/€24.99/$37.95

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Futuridium EP Deluxe
Price:£7.99/€9.99/$14.95

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor(available from 3rd October in EU, 8th October AU/NZ)
Price: £54.99/€59.99/$84.95

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Natural Doctrine (available from 3rd October)
Price: £49.99/€54.99/$77.95

PlayStation 3

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Falling Skies: The Game
Price: £32.99/€39.99/$59.95

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Natural Doctrine (available from 3rd October)
Price: £29.99/€39.99/$49.95

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Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments
Price: £39.99/€49.99/$75.95

PS Vita

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Natural Doctrine (available from 3rd October)
Price: £34.99/€39.99/$54.95

PlayStation Mobile

Ocean Craft Multiplayer
Price: £0.99/€1.29/$2.25

Beauty Weather
Price: £0.40/€0.49/$0.90

Down in the Valley
Price: £0.65/€0.79/$1.45

Eternal Interceptor
Price: £3.19/€3.99/$6.95

JAC’s Bowling
Price: £3.39/€4.29/$7.45

Soulbrain II – Ruins
Price: £3.39/€4.29/$7.45

Simple Dice Roller
Price: £0.79/€0.99/$1.75

PS4 DLC

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (available from 3rd October in EU, 8th October AU/NZ)
Season Pass (£19.99/€24.99/$37.95)

PS3 DLC

Dark Souls II

  • Crown of the Ivory King (£7.99/€9.99/$14.95)

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate

  • Bath & Bedtime Costumes (£11.99/€14.99/$22.95)

Fairy Fencer F

  • Secrets of Shukesoo’s Tower 1 (Free/€0.00/$0.00)

Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution

  • Suit Pack (£1.69/€1.99/$2.95)

NASCAR ’14

  • Chase Pack (£3.99/€4.99/$0.00)

Rocksmith 2014

  • Foreigner Songs (£9.49/€11.99/$17.95)
  • Juke Box Hero – Foreigner (£2.49/€2.99/$4.55)
  • Hot Blooded – Foreigner (£2.49/€2.99/$4.55)
  • Double Vision – Foreigner (£2.49/€2.99/$4.55)
  • Feels Like The First Time – Foreigner (£2.49/€2.99/$4.55)
  • Cold As Ice – Foreigner (£2.49/€2.99/$4.55)

Price Drops

Turbo: Super Stunt Squad – Was £24.99/€34.99/$44.95, now £19.99/€29.99/$39.95

Urban Trial Freestyle (PS Vita) – Was £7.99/€9.99/$14.95, now £5.79/€6.99/$10.45

Urban Trial Freestyle (PS3) – Was £11.99/€14.99/$22.95, now £7.99/€9.99/$14.95

Urban Trial Freestyle (PS3/PS Vita) – Was £15.99/€19.99/$29.95, now £11.49/€13.99/$20.95

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars – Was £32.99/€39.99/$59.95, now £24.99/€29.99/$39.95

Deal of the week

Child of Light (PS Vita) – Was £11.99/€14.99/$22.95, now £7.99/€9.99/$14.95

Hotline Miami (Cross-Buy) – Was £7.99/€9.99/$14.95, now £3.99/€4.99/$7.55

Need for Speed Rivals (PS4) – Was £54.99/€69.99/$99.95, now £24.99/€29.99/$39.95

Need for Speed: Rivals (PS3) – Was £59.99/€69.99/$99.95, now £19.99/€24.99/$29.95

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CorpDwayneHicks 01 October, 2014 @ 14:30
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Please we not sure why EU PSN store is the only place to not have the SHARP Rifle for Aliens: Colonial Marines. Steam, Xbox Live, PSN USA have the DLC but why not us?!! Loads of people still play this game online today and we are upset about this missing content.

Are you actually complaining about not getting A GUN for a game that nobody plays?

All of my what.

Crumptastic_86 01 October, 2014 @ 14:52
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“Loads” lol. Just let it go, play something good instead. A dlc gun will not fix the game.

CorpDwayneHicks 01 October, 2014 @ 14:58
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The game was fix with Stasis Interrupted and the SHARP Rifle will fill in that last weapon slot. The Team Death matches and the co-op are still very active maybe you should take alook its very awesome.

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Any word on the Plus announcement Jawad? I know you’re not the guy who deals with it but thought I’d ask nonetheless.

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Joris you’re a scholar and a gentleman. Thanks!

Plus update for October:

PS4:

– DriveClub Plus Edition
– Dust: an Elysian Tale
– Spelunky

PS3:

– Batman: Arkham Asylum
– Dungeons & Dragons

Vita:

– Rainbow Moon
– Pix the Cat

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Plus update for October:

PS4:

– DriveClub Plus Edition
– Dust: an Elysian Tale
– Spelunky

PS3:

– Batman: Arkham Asylum
– Dungeons & Dragons

Vita:

– Rainbow Moon
– Pix the Cat

So im guessing we arent getting pier solar and the great architects? Thats upsetting.

3.1

No EU date for Pier Solar, sorry.

And that’s the proof right there the SCEE store needs restructured cause that shouldn’t be happening today and it’s normally your fault.

3.3

As expected. Feeling really tempted to just getting it on Steam instead of waiting…

4

2 things, no Pier Solar? are we getting Pier Solar HD soon?
secondly regarding Minecraft, I bough some dlc for it on PS4 and it has been crossbuy each time however the 2 dlcs that’s launched on PS3 last week the cartoon and fantasy texture packs haven’t been retroactively made crossbuy for me ( I bought both for PS4 a few weeks ago) what’s happened? Candy and Natural texture packs were crossbuy for me as was the 1 skin pack I bought, can you help?

5

Counter-Strike Where on Earth Did You GO?

5.1

People still want that game? It’s been 4 years now, give it a rest. Besides I bet the community is dead now. So no point in asking SCEE to release this game.

5.2

Talk to Valve. They’re the ones who took their ball home when it failed certification. If they fix whatever was wrong with the EU release and send it back in it can be tested and if it passes it will be released.

5.3

I believe it passed SCEA’s tests and xbox’s, wouldn’t you ‘take your ball back’ too, if the reason was right?, as for it bieng a dead game, well tell that to the many thousands who regularly compete in competitions, pc obviously, still i would not call it a dead game, console version or not.

6

Why isn’t Futuridium also listed for PS Vita in the blog post? Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe it’s also for the Vita.

6.1

It is, yes :)

7

Umm… where’s the Watch Dogs DLC? It’s been a week. Non season pass holders in the US got it yesterday.

7.1

That too is also available today.

8

hey thanks for getting these updates out early lately. really appreciate it. got a little crazy a while bak with 6pm updates, the new schedule is great

9

Any news about the Castlevania Dracula X Chronicles thing?

COMMANDOS1987 01 October, 2014 @ 16:20
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Please look into this Sony. It appears the game has been pulled from all countries except for the UK. Please bring this back to the rest of EU and give us Vita support please.

RedDevilDazzy 01 October, 2014 @ 14:39
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These PlayStation Mobile games, are they NEW releases, or are they already on the store? I can never tell as in the past I see a list of games already on the store, but probably with a price drop. I was kinda hoping MiruMirror for PlayStation Mobile was out this week, kinda the only mobile game I’m interested in at the moment, it actually looks a heck of a lot better than other stuff on the PS Mobile. Time will tell when that’s out.

hitman_stephen 01 October, 2014 @ 14:45
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Ocean craft multiplayer is new, you build stuff underwater and with other players :) 15 people in one map, many maps etc etc
Yes sometimes its hard to tell whats new and whats had a price change or an update.

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Hi, what are the new PS Plus games for October starting from today? October is already running for 15 hours and 40 minutes :-)

PS+ games are coming next week.

Are people so used to being done over by scee that this is acceptable?

really adumr82? We get a set of games every month, why does it matter so much when they arrive, they’ll be here eventually.

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HOT update..!!! But what about Pier Solar (PS4) and Second Chance Heroes (PS4)?

infernalmonkey1 01 October, 2014 @ 14:42
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That LOTR Golem header image is insanely off-putting.

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But you’re precious!

14

so usa get teh shadow of mordor season pass and eu doesnt thats unfair

14.1

don’t forget they get 15$ credit for 100$ spent :P

14.2

uk should of got it today aswell its not fair ot the eu people that usa get treated better

Dark_Overlord 01 October, 2014 @ 15:02
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@ElfMageBex

Oh its definitely not fair, but SCEE don’t give a crap. Regardless of how much people complain Sony always give the EU the big middle finger…… anyone remember CS:GO….

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hitman_stephen 01 October, 2014 @ 14:44
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Yahey my Ocean Craft Multiplayer! ^_^ Download everyone!
Thanks PS Blog team!

I always look at the avatars section after every update and… Get disappointed with what the Avatar section is filled with

Hi Jawad, is there any news on the Sky TV PS4 app? It was announced last week but never appeared. Total radio silence and ignored tweets from Playstation on Twitter.

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Yes, i too was searching for that, lol did it fail and scee went into ostrich mode?, didn’t know that, though seeing you got skipped on a answer from blog staff, looks like it’s same old, same old.. way to go team.

Can you tell me when NBA 2K15 will be added to the PSN store for PS4 pre-order please?

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Any news on Pier Solar???

StevenJamesHyde 01 October, 2014 @ 14:48
20

No Sherlock Holmes PS4?

AlphaSpookster 01 October, 2014 @ 14:56
20.1

Sherlock Holmes came out yesterday

21

Defense Grid 2 only digital?

Messed up pricing of the week award goes to …

PS4 Natural Doctrine – Price: £49.99/€54.99/$77.95
PS3 Natural Doctrine – Price: £29.99/€39.99/$49.95
PSV Natural Doctrine – Price: £34.99/€39.99/$54.95

I’ve seen PS4 footage of Natural Doctrine. All they did was up the resolution, it’s the worst PS3->PS4 conversion I’ve seen. To then charge an extra £20 for the privilege? I’d love to support these sort of games on PS4, but I’m not going to be fleeced for it, especially when the developer has clearly taken the easiest porting route possible. It looks terrible for a PS4 game.

bidbaldwolf86 01 October, 2014 @ 18:38
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I was scratching my head at this. I don’t get why the Vita version costs more than the PS3 version either

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor(available from 3rd October in EU, 8th October AU/NZ)
Price: £54.99/€59.99/$84.95

In the store it’s 69,99€, are you going to reduce the price in the store? if you are going to do that, what happens with the people who got charged 69,99€, are you going to refund 10 €?

23.1

usa got the season pass yesterday no where else did

The edition for 69€ is the “Legion-Edition”. Sure it is the same as the regular edition but it includes the preorder-DLC. I hope they adjust the price and refund 10€ but I can completely see this edition keeping the price.

I’m also wondering this. I got charged last night for €69.99. On the store the price is still €69.99.
So, what’s going to happen. Are we, the “pre-orderers”, going to get ripped-off on this one?

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What about Sherlock Holmes on ps4? And what about availability in Russia?

Was interested in Natural Doctrine, but the lack of cross-buy presents a bit of a dilemma.

Jawad, can you please confirm whether the graphics on ND are different quality or identical for the PS3 / Vita releases, as experience tells us that the PS3 will have a higher resolution. A link to a comparison screen for all three platforms would be useful.

All things being equal, I’ll go for the Vita version, so I can both take it mobile for my commute and plug it into my upcoming Vita TV to play on the large screen, but if the PS3 has a better graphical quality and is £5 cheaper I may have to get that version instead.

Also, why is the Vita version £5 more expensive when the cost in €uros is identical – makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.

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Hi Jawad, ONCE MORE I ask you to please take a look at the Red Bull Rookies Cup DLC for MotoGP 14 on PS4.
It has been 3 (THREE) weeks since release and I’m still unable to use something I already paid for.
I have the Season Pass and the store wants to charge me again for the DLC. The same problem ocurred when the Laguna Seca DLC was released and you fixed it in 2 days.
Two weeks ago you answered my post saying it would ckeck.
Last week you said “I have yet to hear back on the issue, sorry”
And now it’s the 3rd week and the problem remains.
Come on man, a little attention to an old problem would be nice.
Thank you.

averynaughtyboy 02 October, 2014 @ 08:35
26.1

I’m sad to say this but I wouldn’t trust Sony to deal with your problem. I had an issue with some DLC that I owned which disappeared from my download list. After nearly 10 weeks and numerous phone calls it wasn’t dealt with and the communication was non-existant. I decided instead to e-mail the publisher, and after a couple of messages back and forth over a few days, the publisher resolved it.

Arthurlantern 01 October, 2014 @ 14:59
27

futuridium PS vita and PS plus discount? natural doctrine ps3 £29.99 PS vita £34.99?

Dark_Overlord 01 October, 2014 @ 14:59
28

Hi Jawad, any update on Crimsonland? If you buy the PS Vita version you get the PS4 version as Cross Buy, it should work the same the other way round (I brought the PS4 version) according to 10ton, but it still wants to charge us for the Vita version. A lot of people did mention this on the 20th August, but I couldn’t find a reply if you had.

Thanks :)

28.1

It should be all sorted by now, but by all means, let me know if it still is a problem.

Dark_Overlord 01 October, 2014 @ 18:07
28.2

Nope, no such joy :( Even phoned Sony customer support and as far as they’re concerned it’s only the US it’s valid for :( yet 10ton say it’s for all regions :(

Dark_Overlord 01 October, 2014 @ 18:33
28.3

10ton replied with

“it was supposed to be crossbuy, but apparently isn’t due to technical reasons. Unfortunately it’s out of our hands too.”

So SCEA can get it right, but SCEE can’t :( That’s not a technical issue…………

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LOOOOL? again no bunny DLC set for DOA5u … omg …

madmanwithabox12 01 October, 2014 @ 15:01
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One Vita game this week. Really? Sad. Especially considering how much we’re playing catch-up with North America =(

Going to raise the usual issues:
1) Vita store needs some major reorganising so that A) it shows ALL games, B) there aren’t any doubles, C) it’s all in the correct order and D) there aren’t PSP/PS1/Soundtracks or apps located under games.

2) Those PSP games that aren’t compatible with Vita need to be made compatible. Konami are saying it’s SCEE’s fault, SCEE are saying it’s Konami’s fault. It really needs fixing. Yet we Vita owners clearly don’t matter – hence PS1/PSP support being so severely halted.

3) First party PS1/PSP classics that aren’t available need to be made available. This includes but is not limited to MediEvil 2, Syphon Filter 2, Parappa the Rapper, Legend of Dragoon, Ape Escape

4) Where are all the games North America has had for ages? Mutant Mudds Deluxe, BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma, Toro’s Friendly Network (no plans for Europe, why?), Dragon Fantasy II, ...

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One Vita game this week. Really? Sad. Especially considering how much we’re playing catch-up with North America =(

Going to raise the usual issues:
1) Vita store needs some major reorganising so that A) it shows ALL games, B) there aren’t any doubles, C) it’s all in the correct order and D) there aren’t PSP/PS1/Soundtracks or apps located under games.

2) Those PSP games that aren’t compatible with Vita need to be made compatible. Konami are saying it’s SCEE’s fault, SCEE are saying it’s Konami’s fault. It really needs fixing. Yet we Vita owners clearly don’t matter – hence PS1/PSP support being so severely halted.

3) First party PS1/PSP classics that aren’t available need to be made available. This includes but is not limited to MediEvil 2, Syphon Filter 2, Parappa the Rapper, Legend of Dragoon, Ape Escape

4) Where are all the games North America has had for ages? Mutant Mudds Deluxe, BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma, Toro’s Friendly Network (no plans for Europe, why?), Dragon Fantasy II, 1001 Spikes. We’re never going to get DJ Max on Vita, that’s a given at this point. Kind of tired of being treated as second-rate consumers compared to North America =/

5) Any word on if we’ll be getting the free DLC for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, or are we going to have to pay for it unlike the rest of the world? I know it’s a couple months off, but the lack of details is disturbing. SEGA Europe are near useless, so getting info out of them is pretty out of the question.

Thanks all the same, would love a response if possible. I know there are some tough questions here but I’d appreciate some kind of response.

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100% agree on point 3, I would also throw in titles like Vib Ribbon, Primal & Ghosthunter. Sony own the IP’s right, so it shouldn’t be a problem.

supersmith2500 01 October, 2014 @ 17:51
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Have to 100% agree with madmanwithabox12.

Where is Mutant Mudds DX (Even told Jools on Twitter and didn’t reply obviously), Where is 1001 Spikes, Where is My Singing Monsters, Where is Toro’s Family Network, Where is Megaman X4 and X5 and where’s this.

I tried asking every developer regarding the European release and they just completely ignore us. If Xbox Live and Steam can release games at the same time. Why can’t Sony? Doesn’t make any sense.

WHERE IS THE SKY APP FROM LAST WEEK??

Come on, all we want is a reply – even if it’s “sorry we inadvertently displayed it when it wasn’t supposed to be” ……as I am suspecting is now the case :)

Yet again prices don’t reflect the physical market. I actually couldn’t find natural doctorine for more than it is on the store. If I buy a physical copy I save up to £10. How is it possible that it costs more to produce less? I am yet to buy a digital only copy and with the pricing strategy being this way I may never.

hitman_stephen 01 October, 2014 @ 15:15
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Thats one great display picture you have there!

Come on guys.. Futuridium EP also releases on PS Vita…
Gamers need to know and Mixed Bag Games deserves it to be added to the list!

Why do you guys keep messing up the Vita Store Updates?

lonewolf23786 01 October, 2014 @ 15:03
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When can we get a price drop of Blazblue Chrono Phantasma PS3 and Battle Princess of Aradias please?
Also more SNK games on PSN store as well (Garou Mark of the Wolves, Last Blade, Neo Geo Battle Coiseum and King of Fighters 02 Unlimited Match)?

Thanks :)

SCEE really needs to work on how lousy the PSN is here particularly getting content out at the same time as the US.

Everyone else can do it par you lot that should tell you something.

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Could you tell us please, what happened to the SKY app for the UK last week? Was it an error but it’s due for release soon?

The video says @ 1:14 that Peggle 2 is out today.
Should’nt this be 14 october?

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Yeah, it is next week now, sorry for that.

It seems odd – and sad to say – but the PS 3 version of Olli Olli doesn’t even show up on the Swedish store (which also renders last week’s discount out of bounds, obv). Please advise.

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Hi Jawad any update on the Sky app it was posted as part of the update last week but couldn’t find it anywhere on the store or the website?

Also any word on when Avatar support will be coming to PS4? And if our current avatars we got through PS3 will carry over maybe in firmware 2.0?

Today is the first Wednesday of the month.
Are we not getting new PS+ content today?

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No, didn’t you read when Chris and Fred said that each regions plus department is a different commodity, after being asked why we don’t get 75% discounts and dollar/pound flash sales etc. What they ‘meant to say’ was unless the US doesn’t get the monthly plus games First, seeing as is was still September in yesterdays US update, meant that we need to wait in EU until after it’s first wednsday in month, IN US, so much for excuse of ‘each plus teritory having different agenda’s’.. looking forwards to next ‘excuse’ IF the blog ever returns to, like you those days when it was possible to interact with it’s staff… seems a few educated people with solid structured arguments have resulted in less ‘chances to offer feedback’.. although imo, the good posts outwieghed the critical, just it seems the critical were just to factual, scee don’t seem to want to deal with facts, sadly.

Hi Jawad, where’s the PS Plus discount for Futuridium EP Deluxe ?
Last week, a blog post from MixedBag said “a 20% launch discount for PlayStation Plus members, which brings the price down to €7.99”

Today is the first Wednesday of the month.
Are we not getting any PS+ content today?

There should be a 20% PS+ discount on Futuridium as announced last week here on the blog!

jellyhedgehog 01 October, 2014 @ 15:12
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Pebble 2 is on the store but with no purchase button. What’s that all about then?

jellyhedgehog 01 October, 2014 @ 15:33
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Peggle 2 stinking auto correct

Where are rs2014 dlc’s – shinedown, creed & foreigner?

46.1

Well?

46.2

Would you like to remove rs2014 foreigner dlc update and dlc that you posted a week ago, too. There are no those songs on EU store.

PS+ October (from a leaked picture) @LiamHangover

PS4: Dust (Belongs on psvita not PS4 imo) and PS4 Sepunky
PS3 Batman arkham asylum PS3: Dungeons and dragons
Vita: Rainbow Moon and Pix cat (????)

The smeg is this? spelunky on ps4? are you guys high? and the first batman?

Wasn’t Arkham Asylum already on plus, long time ago ?

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Nah it was City that was free before.

47.3

Driveclub for PS + For October as a extra. Is still a rip from the ful game. But he, it’s free

Is there any update on the Sky app that was supposed to come last week?

And still is Metro Redux Compilation more expensive then buying the two games stand-alone… (will spam this every week until it is fixed)

Any word on Sky app ? Please give us an update because this is becoming really bad :(

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I won’t have an update on this until it is actually out. This is dealt with separately from me, sorry :(

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Ahh come on.. most every query is a seperate issue from the store content refresh, you cannot expect people to believe you or a collegue cannot contact the relevant person, given the content in question was actually advertised on Your watch, surely that falls to you to find out ‘some’ answer?

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