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The Drop: Week of April 29th 2013 New Releases

Rey Gutierrez's Avatar + Posted by Rey Gutierrez on Apr 28, 2013 // Senior Social Media Specialist

The year is 2007. It is the future. Earth has been ravaged by a nuclear war and new paths for peace must be found. A U.S. cyborg army may have found a solution: a powerful bioweapon on a distant island. A Mark IV Cyber Commando, Sergeant Rex Power Colt has been sent over to gather information and figure out what the hell is going on in Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon on PSN.

Developed by Frima Studio, the sequel to the 2009 PSN hit Zombie Tycoon, Brainhov’s Revenge steps up the hilarious, irreverent RTS gameplay of the original with an array of new zombies, sharper graphics and multiplayer Cross Play on PS3 and PS Vita. Enjoy this week’s The Drop.

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon lets players get the girl, kill the bad guys and save the world in a VHS-era vision of the future.

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As Sergeant Rex Colt, you are part man, part machine, all American. You are a state-of-the art Mark IV cyber-commando on a mission…of vengeance. You’re out to bring down your old commanding officer and his battalion of ruthless killer cyborgs and you’ll stop at nothing to get the job done. Hollywood action icon Michael Biehn (The Terminator, Aliens, and The Abyss), returns in this explosive 1980s style sci-fi vision of a dark future. Turn off your VCR, plug in your video game cabinet, and get ready to experience all of the thrills of Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon.

Soul Sacrifice

(PS Vita and PS Vita Game Card) – Prepare yourself for a brutal combat experience where every decision made will have consequential results. Soul Sacrifice is a co-op action game full of brutal combat and consequential gameplay choices. Take on the role of a slave who stumbles upon a forbidden book that allows its readers to relive epic battles between sorcerers and monsters of the past. In order to use the magic during fierce battles, the player must be willing to make a sacrifice in exchange — ranging from personal belongings, a limb, or even a life. What price will you pay for power?

Zombie Tycoon II: Brainhov’s Revenge

(PS3/PS Vita – Cross Buy) – Pick your side in the epic war between two evil masterminds: apprentice-gone-rogue Orville Tycoon and his army of heavy-duty zombies, or his vengeance-thirsty mentor Professor Brainhov and his frantic masses of agile undead! Post Z-day, Tycoon’s mad machination to extinguish all life in Finkleville has almost reached its apogee. During the final siege on the human fortress, his former mentor makes a sudden comeback, seeking retribution for his apprentice’s betrayal and eager to reclaim his rightful place as alpha mad scientist. Only one question remains: who shall win? Slow zombies, or fast zombies? Find out as undead armies clash in both the immersive single player campaign and the competitive multiplayer mode!

The multiplayer mode pits Brainhov and his fast, ravenous zombies against Tycoon and his army of shambling, slow zombies in a one versus one deathmatch. Pick a side and unleash your zombie hordes to destroy the mobile base commanded by your rival scientist. To achieve that, you will be given control of two packs of zombies and a powerful monster unit to gain control over various buildings, level up and ultimately face off in an epic battle!

DP_Logo_and_Blood_DirectorsCutblack-630x369Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut – Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut focuses on the story of FBI special agent Francis York Morgan as he investigates the murder of a young woman in the town of Greenvale. In this small town, players have to solve a murder mystery and survive against the killer and supernatural creatures that have taken residence.

Along with the original story and gameplay, there are some new features, including improved HD graphics, an updated control system, a brand new scenario from the game’s director, Hidetaka Swery Suehiro, and DLC to keep the mystery going once you complete the main campaign.

Telltale Games’: Poker Night 2 – In Telltale Games’ Poker Night 2, players will be joined by an all-star cast: Claptrap from Borderlands, Brock Samson from Venture Bros., Sam from the Sam & Max, Ash Williams from Army of Darkness, and more.

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Players at the table will be assured of a fair hand dealt under the unblinking gaze of a Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System from Aperture Science research facilities. Otherwise known as GLaDOS from the Portal and Portal 2 games. Telltale Games’ Poker Night 2 also offers the chance to win Bounty Unlocks: rewards for use within other games when special goals are achieved. With cunning and skill, players can unlock prizes for different in-game items.

T.A.C. Heroes: Big Red One (For PSP) – Join the Big Red One, America’s most legendary infantry division. Relive some of the most epic and memorable battles from World War II. Command troops to occupy enemy positions, capture enemy officers, destroy enemy vehicles, and more. Customize your infantry with authentic weapons and use superior tactics to win the war.

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  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
  • Telltale Games’: Poker Night 2

PlayStation 2 Classic

Katamari Damacy – Ever wonder what it would be like to roll around and collect everything you touched in one massive heap? Well that’s exactly the premise of Namco’s strange action game Katamari Damacy. In it, players assume the role of the Prince of the Cosmos as he undertakes a quest to right the wrongs of his father who accidentally knocked the stars out of the sky. The only way to fix it is to roll around the world and collect as many items as possible in one gigantic clump. Both a single player story mode and two-player battle feature are included for the romp, and gamers will be able to accumulate hundreds of different items of various shapes and sizes.

[Editor’s Note: The following dates are subject to change. Game details are gathered from Press Releases, Retail Descriptions, from their individual publishers and/or ESRB rating descriptions.]

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152 Comments

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+ Alastor424 on April 28th, 2013 at 5:43 pm said:

@musicman 39.99 :)


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+ neuropunk on April 28th, 2013 at 5:43 pm said:

@ Misantropus – not to mention that the store updates are very inconsistent. What else is inconsistent are their weekly blog posts, and when PSN is down that they do not give their loyal customers updates on what is happening. Not just the COLLAPS3 (when PSN was down for a month and the store was down for a month and a half), but recently when PSN was down for two days and Sony did not give information about why it was taking so long, and why the store update was so late.

Hell, we can’t even ALPHABETICALLY SORT the games we downloaded in our game list, only by creation date and last played, years later and it is still not fixed and it still drives me crazy. I have over 100 downloaded games and game demos and they’re hard to find since I cannot alphabetically sort them in the XMB.

Inept Sony employees should be fired and replaced by competent people.


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+ PhillyTheCat on April 28th, 2013 at 5:56 pm said:

Thanks for clearing that (Ubisoft) up for me.
About the abc games list situation: it’s funny how the PS3 & PSP game saves are in order but the game files can’t be an option.
The best it gets is that folder title option. I titled all of my game folders by the first letter of their individual name.
“C” for Castlevania, Castle Crashers…etc.
Yeah, they won’t be in ABC within those folders but….yeah lol.


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+ IIL0YDII on April 28th, 2013 at 6:03 pm said:

Why not just add “Library” like Steam, how hard is to figure out that this is most comfortable way to manage your games, even EA realised that.
I hope Sony completely remake PS Store and hire some people that can update it at the same time every week, in fact why PS Store updates once in a week?


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+ beef_child on April 28th, 2013 at 6:08 pm said:

@53:

Can you explain “all my game folders?”

Are you talking about the XMB? I only get folders by game type, PS3, PS2, etc.


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+ DrSmoov on April 28th, 2013 at 6:13 pm said:

@53

+1 for your obvious answer. I Can’t understand how all the alphabetical whiners couldn’t figure that out. I Organize mine by genres, ie Shooters, Puzzle, Indie, Arcade Classics, Platformers, ect. In the folder, it puts them in order of most recently played, which for me is way more convenient, just a double x away from launching which ever game I have been playing recently. Counting all the PSP and PSVita games I have on my PS3, (more and 50) alphabetical would be a hassle to scroll through. Also If I am in a mood for a type of game, but not sure which one, it helps to see them sorted that way. Alphabetical ordering is for those without imagination.


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+ neuropunk on April 28th, 2013 at 6:16 pm said:

@ Beef Child – how your downloaded games are organized in the XMB under the ‘GAMES’ section. Kinda irritating trying to find games sometimes, and I don’t want to put all my games into many different folders, that’s just inconvenient.

Also, not to be confused with the download list in the PS Store.

So ridiculous all my games aren’t like:

Castlevania Symphony of the Night
Demon’s Souls
Final Fantasy VII
Vanquish

…etc. etc. Anyway, there’s no possible way to sort your games alphabetically, you know, the most common means of sorting things.


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+ DrSmoov on April 28th, 2013 at 6:17 pm said:

@55
Go to a game, select information. On of the fields is Album right under title. Put a folder name in that blank, and presto change-o, you have a folder (or album as the PS3 refers to it). Go to another game, repeat process, if you put the same thing in the blank – it will be in the same folder, if you put a new name in there, a new folder. Name them and sort them in any way that makes sense for you.


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+ VixDiesel on April 28th, 2013 at 6:18 pm said:

Go Katamari, go! :)


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+ neuropunk on April 28th, 2013 at 6:20 pm said:

& LOL @ ‘alphabetical whiners’. I will help you out and point out before you do, “FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS”.

Well, the thing here is, I am going to point out valid criticisms, big or small and the fact of the matter is that it is ludicrous we can’t sort our games alphabetically and I LOATHE the folder option since you should not have to resort to that and it still won’t alphabetically sort your games. Not going to have 26 different folders for each letter of the alphabet. Hell, all my digital movies are in alphabetical order, so I can scroll through hundreds of movies with the little preview next to them, very convenient. Makes you wonder how these PSN employees are so inept that they cannot even do that for games.


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+ DrSmoov on April 28th, 2013 at 6:21 pm said:

@57

Inconvenient? More inconvenient than looking through all your games to find the one you want? More inconvenient than logging in to the PSblog to complain about it? Ten minutes once will save you tons of time over all. Also a little hint, once you type the name of a folder once, it will come up in the auto-predict from then on, so you only have to type it once, then the first letter every time after that.


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+ Some_Jerk2 on April 28th, 2013 at 6:30 pm said:

The original Katamari! Yes!


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+ PrimeroIncognito on April 28th, 2013 at 6:32 pm said:

This might just be me, but it appears that having folders for each letter of the alphabet would be a lot more convenient than one long list of games in alphabetical order, especially if you’re one of those people with literally hundreds of downloaded titles…

No?


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+ beef_child on April 28th, 2013 at 6:33 pm said:

Thanks DrSmoov, I think I’ll do that tonight!!


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+ TJF588 on April 28th, 2013 at 6:33 pm said:

@25 AsahiSeth – I’d love to see the Xenosaga games, m’self (painful as my attempt at Episode II was), though I’d prefer they be HD’d.

And count me for still wanting an alphabetical sorting option on the XMBs (PS3 and PSP).


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+ Teflon02 on April 28th, 2013 at 6:34 pm said:

OKAY SERIOUSLY, I’ve been patient for way to damn long. I’ve waited over half a damn year to play my crash bandicoot purchases on my PS Vita since the PSOne update. Where is my crash bandicoot. I’m having a extremely hard time how everyone in the world but NA can play Crash on Vita. That’s all I care for on the PSOne on my Vita apart from FF, which FFV still doesn’t work. I Also wanna hear how come Crackle, something sony owns is STILL not on Vita when it was said to come out before half a year ago. And don’t you guess you should be getting info on Crunchyroll for Vita which was suppose to release last year also. SMH why release the vita if you guess are not going to do crap for it. SMH can’t even put games Sony published on the damn vita compatibility list.


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+ Ghostwize on April 28th, 2013 at 6:35 pm said:

I heard this is where I was supposed to go for information on my ps3 folders. I’ve only done this once before. Safety not guaranteed. Bring your own weapons. :D


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+ TJF588 on April 28th, 2013 at 6:36 pm said:

I actually have my “S” folder split (“Sa-Sm”, “Sn-Sz”), but even within those, an alphabetical listing would be nice. Even if we got it, though, it’d still fall prey to including articles, and multiple series entires might trip to initialisms or punctuations (take a look at “SF3 Online Edition” and “AC Brotherhood” or the “God of War(RCTM):” series in the trophy lists).


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+ ItaChu on April 28th, 2013 at 6:36 pm said:

Please bring these games to the PSN asap.
PlayStation
1. Street Fighter EX Plus Alpha
2. Street Fighter EX2 Plus
3. X-Men vs. Street Fighter
4. Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter
5. Capcom vs. SNK
6. Street Fighter The Movie
7. Street Fighter Collection
8. Street Fighter Collection 2
PlayStation 2
9. Street Fighter EX3
10. Capcom vs. SNK 2
11. Capcom Fighting Evolution
12. Street Fighter Anniversary Collection
PlayStation 3
13. Street Fighter X Tekken

Add to it people!!!

14. Megaman Anniversary Collection
15. Megaman X Collection

I wish I could get Blood Dragon …. but I got Tomb Raider cuz it was 50 off :(


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+ PrimeroIncognito on April 28th, 2013 at 6:49 pm said:

neuropunk on April 28th, 2013 at 5:19 pm said: “video gaming has gone downhill this gen with all the shady business practices and CHANGING GAMES FOR CASUALS”

I’ll agree with you there. It seems like games are deliberately made to be way too easy these days. It’s been a long time since I’ve found a game that was truly intelligently designed, featuring cleverly implemented challenges. A lot of the newer titles come off as being mash-ups of an unnerving obsession with maximizing polygon counts, and poor attempts at emulating real-world physics… trying to be “fancy”, instead of offering something a little more cognitively stimulating.

Games were originally designed to make developmental challenges fun. A tool you could use to sharpen your cognitive abilities while enjoying yourself at the same time. But now, many “games” are not actually games, instead, they’re interactive light shows with a heavy emphasis being placed on distracting “special effects”. Sensory overload products aimed at pleasure-seekers. What happened… Why…


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+ EricSkywalker on April 28th, 2013 at 6:54 pm said:

Another week down 7 to go at most until ratchet: deadlocked comes out on psn, hopefully its next week.


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+ wilfareus on April 28th, 2013 at 6:57 pm said:

any news about the pre-order DLCs for Soul Sacrifice?


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+ Beyondthegrave07 on April 28th, 2013 at 7:02 pm said:

Katamari!?!?!? OMG thank you sony! please be $10!


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+ Rexddable on April 28th, 2013 at 7:03 pm said:

the guy from blood dragon reminds me of snake plissken from escape from LA


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+ CatatonicAlex on April 28th, 2013 at 7:06 pm said:

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE PRE-ORDER BONUS FOR DIGITAL PURCHASES OF SOUL SACRIFICE?!?!?!?!?!?!?!


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+ Methos1975 on April 28th, 2013 at 7:29 pm said:

I just think it idiotic at this point that all PS3 games aren’t avialible on PSN for purchase, its so hit and miss. Where is Skyrim, Fallout 3, etc? And really WTF at Sony’s own games not being on there like GTV, GOW3, etc. at this point EVERYGAME should be day 1 releases on PSN.


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+ dopeboy081991 on April 28th, 2013 at 7:50 pm said:

@9 wat is MH4


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+ BirdyKilla420 on April 28th, 2013 at 7:54 pm said:

EU got the Warriors on March 20, 2013. come on SCEA!


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+ BirdyKilla420 on April 28th, 2013 at 7:55 pm said:

@77 Monster Hunter 4


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+ SpooNManX on April 28th, 2013 at 7:59 pm said:

You guys are slipping with the comments. Let me pick up the slack.
;)

Cross game chat!
Alphabetical sorting of downloaded content!!
Sorting of Download List!!!
Crash & Spyro on Vita!!!!

I think that covers it. :)


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+ BirdyKilla420 on April 28th, 2013 at 8:00 pm said:

Getting a $20 PSN card for Blood Dragon O yeah!!! 5 dollars left over for whatever else is good hope for something good to be on sale or else I might just pick up Psychonauts for $5. Will gladly buy another card for The Warriors!


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+ PrinceofXIII on April 28th, 2013 at 8:02 pm said:

Soul Sacrifice and Deadly Premonition!!!!

also Katamari Damacy!!!!!


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+ BirdyKilla420 on April 28th, 2013 at 8:06 pm said:

Have Deadly Premonition for 360, its a one of a kind masterpiece imo. Aside from the actual gameplay, and graphics. The atmosphere, immersion, story, music, and characters are all 10. Must buy!


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+ onslaughtree on April 28th, 2013 at 8:11 pm said:

Cant wait for E3, when sony announces ps2 games are now playable on Vita… That will be awesome news.
Also, when will we be seeing some Guacamelee DLC ? that game was fantastic.
As always……, Keep on Gaming.


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+ neuropunk on April 28th, 2013 at 8:12 pm said:

PrimeroIncognito, what you said is pretty spot on and I will quote you for truth.

“I’ll agree with you there. It seems like games are deliberately made to be way too easy these days. It’s been a long time since I’ve found a game that was truly intelligently designed, featuring cleverly implemented challenges. A lot of the newer titles come off as being mash-ups of an unnerving obsession with maximizing polygon counts, and poor attempts at emulating real-world physics… trying to be “fancy”, instead of offering something a little more cognitively stimulating.
Games were originally designed to make developmental challenges fun. A tool you could use to sharpen your cognitive abilities while enjoying yourself at the same time. But now, many “games” are not actually games, instead, they’re interactive light shows with a heavy emphasis being placed on distracting “special effects”. Sensory overload products aimed at pleasure-seekers. What happened… Why…”

You should check out Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls. Those games don’t actually insult our intelligence like most mainstream games these days. Those are just a few examples tho.


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+ neuropunk on April 28th, 2013 at 8:12 pm said:

#80

“Cross game chat!
Alphabetical sorting of downloaded content!!
Sorting of Download List!!!
Crash & Spyro on Vita!!!!”

I agree with alphabetical sorting of download content and the PS store list. I don’t care about the other things, personally, but I guess other people do, so they should be implemented.


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+ Elvick_ on April 28th, 2013 at 8:18 pm said:

@44: The game got 30 extra levels thanks to the delay. Shoo.


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+ OGPodcast_iDB on April 28th, 2013 at 8:20 pm said:

So how much is Katamari?


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+ onslaughtree on April 28th, 2013 at 8:27 pm said:

I fail to see how hard it is to have all your games in 3 seperate folders on your XMB??
“p23″/ “Ps1″ etc.
I mean, all you have to do Is choose your folder and scroll through your selections and click on the games. It takes all but 10 sec.
C’mon people. the complaints are just silly.
And to all the Crash and Spyro complainers. Yes I too love me some Crash Team Racing, I played it on my pspGo and now I cant play it on my Vita. Yeh its a bummer, but GET OVER IT. Move on. Play SOMETHING ELSE on your Vita.
Heres some suggestions. Guacamelee, Hot Shots Tennis, Fighting Force, Dino Crisis, Resident Evil 3, Street Fighter Alpha Max, Sound Shapes, Power Stone Collection to name a few.
How about giving Sony some credit for creating Cross Buy ?. You dont get that from the other guys.
Or how about raving about how sweet Cross Save is ? Or how about letting Sony know how happy you are that they are in the handheld gaming market. Imagine life without that ?? yikes thats scary.


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+ ViolentPhlegm on April 28th, 2013 at 8:47 pm said:

What I’d really like in terms of organization is to be able to use tags. So you could label games as Move, 3D, Shooter, RPG or whatever you wanted and have multiple tags on each game. Then if you felt like playing say, a Move shooter, you could just filter them and have your whole list of games that match.

Ideally, you’d be able to tag anything in your download list and be able to filter all your games instead of just the ones you have on your hard drive. Consider this as part of the PS4 wishlist since we’ve been promised we can play PS4 games as they download.


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+ AlexGeorgeARG on April 28th, 2013 at 9:04 pm said:

Double dipping on Deadly Premonition DC for sure.

Loved it on 360 and it’s one of those games that needs all the love and support it can get. The definition of a cult classic.

It’s an odd mix of Twin Peaks+Shenmue+survival horror with some truly awesome and charming characters. If that sounds good to you give it a chance. You won’t be dissapointed! :)


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+ neuropunk on April 28th, 2013 at 9:12 pm said:

Elvick – “@44: The game got 30 extra levels thanks to the delay. Shoo.”

At what cost? Due to greedy shady business practices. You scram.

Onslautree – “I fail to see how hard it is to have all your games in 3 seperate folders on your XMB??
“p23″/ “Ps1″ etc. I mean, all you have to do Is choose your folder and scroll through your selections and click on the games. It takes all but 10 sec.”

But that is not how I want to sort them. That is not the best most convenient way, and will not solve my OCD problem. Also, movies, music and the trophy list are alphabetical. Also, I reset the PS3 file system and when I got back all the games were alphabetically sorted, but alas there was no way to keep them that way :(


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+ GoToSea2 on April 28th, 2013 at 9:37 pm said:

soul sacrifice, the most anticipated game this week.
no news on digital pre order?


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+ SpaceOddity87 on April 28th, 2013 at 9:56 pm said:

Blood Dragon looks like it could be great or just exploiting 80s fetishism, but I’m down either way. Deadly Premonition also looks intriguing. Already own Katamari Damacy, but I want to repeat that it’s nice that we’re getting actual classics now.


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+ Alastor424 on April 28th, 2013 at 10:24 pm said:

Deadly Premonition fans: Swery said that if the Directors Cut gets enough love, he’ll consider a part 2 with an entire new setting, but the same Francis York Morgan!!

I cannot wait to revisit Greenvale in HD! Hurry up, Tuesday!


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+ Alastor424 on April 28th, 2013 at 10:28 pm said:

To people who don’t know what Deadly Premonition is, it is a detective/horror game. The closest gameplay it relates to is Resident Evil 4, but free-roaming complete with driving. It has one of the best stories in modern gaming. Please try it and give it a chance. It grows on you. And it’s a good break from all the shooting AAA games that everybody seems to be making now. Well worth the attention and money.


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+ bocahfooty on April 28th, 2013 at 10:41 pm said:

So where’s this “early next week” news about Soul Sacrifice’s digital preorder DLC?


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+ NINEK_CRO on April 28th, 2013 at 11:01 pm said:

I hope Zombie Tycoon II: Brainhov’s Revenge will be free for PSN+ members as it was promised in April.
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/04/01/playstation-plus-april-update-demons-souls-free-for-members/
And I hope it will bo for both PS3 and Vita.


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+ Elvick_ on April 28th, 2013 at 11:21 pm said:

@97: My guess it’ll be on Tuesday. They never give us a heads up on these things, they just dump it on us launch day.

@92: Nothing shady about delaying one version of a game, *ADDING MORE CONTENT TO THAT VERSION* then releasing the SAME GAME on every platform later. Wii U still has the exclusive features that honestly make the game look tedious and lame. And it gets more levels.

Shady is Team Ninja. Release broken game. Fix broken game on another platform. Add even more to fixed game and recharge those who bought the broken game. etc.


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+ neuropunk on April 29th, 2013 at 12:11 am said:

Elvick, actually delaying an already finished game because Microsoft refuses sloppy seconds with timed exclusives, bundled with Ubisoft’s greed of making it multiplat after announcing it as exclusive and breaking that is indeed shady.

And yes, Team Ninja ruined a perfectly good series with Ninja Gaiden 3, which I will not forgive them for. You normally cannot fix a broken game. You can superglue a turd all you want, but it is still a turd.

Other shady companies would be Square-Enix (ruined Final Fantasy, my once beloved favorite series :’( ), Activision, Capcom and EA, for examples. All of which I have boycotted.


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