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PlayStation Blogcast 064: One Week Later

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While we’re still starry-eyed from the PS4 reveal last week, we wrangle a show full of your PS4 impressions, run through the gamut of new PSN and Blu-ray releases for next Tuesday, March 5th, and check in with the Sportsfriends gang. Plus: Our Games of the Month for February!

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Official PlayStation.Blogcast: Justin MassongillOfficial PlayStation Blogcast: Morgan HaroOfficial PlayStation.Blogcast: Aram Jabbari

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[Editor’s note: PSN game release dates are subject to change without notice. Game details are gathered from press releases from their individual publishers and/or ESRB rating descriptions.]

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BlindMango said:

February 28th, 7:17 pm


siegfried07 said:

February 28th, 7:18 pm

portal 2
persona arena or dead or alive
the cave

WHITE_PR said:

February 28th, 7:19 pm

Downloading… Done!


February 28th, 7:23 pm

Whoo hoo, Morgan Haro, He should be a Blogcast regular :)

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    Morgan Haro said:

    February 28th, 9:05 pm

    Happy to be on whenever it make sense =)

GrayWolf323 said:

February 28th, 7:25 pm

will there be any sort of bundle/deal for buying both the Vita/PS3 versions on PSN?

Jetup said:

February 28th, 7:28 pm

I’m guessing Mirrors Edge, Disgaea 3, Dead or Alive 5, and The Cave for the PS+ update next month

I hope I don’t sent the hopes high. Can I get a *wink* if I get at least get one right?

Jetup said:

February 28th, 7:28 pm

*I hope I don’t set the hopes high

Robbie_G_lrish said:

February 28th, 7:36 pm

Somebody should shop those two people out of Justin’s picture… Good to see Aram back. I’ll listen to this later.

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    Nick Suttner said:

    February 28th, 7:47 pm

    Justin is actually the guy in the background with the hat. The guy with the glasses is just the most successful photo-bomber ever.

BlindMango said:

February 28th, 7:58 pm

@Nick Suttner

And I think I have found the most hilarious PS Blog reply ever, hahaha

kassatsu said:

February 28th, 7:59 pm

Head’s up to Nick:

The “Live Area” refresh button is not present on PlayStation Mobile titles. Therefore there is no way for the orange update icon to appear.

To update PSM games you either have to:

a) Start the game while connected to the internet. (Not 100% sure here but) The PSM Runtime Package will then check to see if an update is live. It will download it in the background. The screen usually turns black with some weird green bars on it while this is happening. Sometimes it will force restart the game, but other times I have had to do it manually.

b) You can redownload the game from the PlayStation Mobile store. This way will work 100% of the time, but it might wipe your save data.

I hope that clears things up.

hawjboi2009 said:

February 28th, 8:01 pm

hey Sid shuman, Tomb Raider is not going to be in psn store as day one digital right ? if it not then i will be very sad and not happy :(

snakeeyes211 said:

February 28th, 8:09 pm

Another awesome show guys :-)

remanutd5 said:

February 28th, 8:10 pm

Getting ps4 day 1, hopefully Knack, Killzone Shadow Fall, Driveclub (still mad at Evolution because they didnt announced a Motorstorm game instead) and inFAMOUS Second Son are launch titles.

wishful ps4 launch titles:
Knack, Killzone Shadow Fall, inFAMOUS Second Son, The Last Guardian, Eight Days, The Getaway 3, Heavenly Sword 2, MediEvil, Syphon Filter

and i really hope you guys deliver true remote play this time because im still waiting to play Killzone 3 on my vita lol.

BlueBl1zzard said:

February 28th, 8:10 pm

Morgan on the blogcast? This should be a welcome surprise :)

remanutd5 said:

February 28th, 8:11 pm

oh and im starting to lose faith in the vita, no new game announcements? oh well.

ZaGe-zAiKaNo said:

February 28th, 8:14 pm

Morgan in the house! Alright

-Monthly updates? Nice
-Persona: EP being worked on the Vita issue – Nice.
-Good March Update? Silly Morgan, they’re all great.

Nice idea on the whole Plus Update downloads. Hit the Web store – find your stuff – Download on ps3 & save yourself the playstation Store hazzle.

& a thing you guys forgot to mention for Playstation All-Stars, for those buying the GoW: Ascension, you will also get the New DLC Characters for FREE.

hyenapaws said:

February 28th, 8:30 pm

Love what you guys do.

But you have GOT to change the icon photo you use for these posts! The sudden shock of seeing that face appear is just too much! It’s too much “happy” :3

supvic said:

February 28th, 8:32 pm

@Nick Suttner re:8, LOL epic reply

helbertpina said:

February 28th, 9:04 pm

Cool, missed the cast for a few weeks and come back to Morgan as a guest! :D

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    Morgan Haro said:

    February 28th, 9:09 pm

    now if only I could stop saying ‘uhhh” #firstpodcastwoes

mattweimer said:

February 28th, 9:19 pm

Hey Morgan,

Any word yet ( I know you said you would update us ) on whether or not Tomb Raider will be Digital Day1? I have not bought any discs lately and really don’t want to!


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    Morgan Haro said:

    February 28th, 10:03 pm

    ehhh, I haven’t mentioned anything on Tomb Raider; I believe you’re thinking of my colleague Pierre in his responses on the Day 1 Digital announce lineup post. However, any news on this would be shared on the Blog or on the @PlayStation Twitter account.

jonjon0890 said:

February 28th, 9:54 pm

here are my guesses 4 march’s ps plus igc:

1. Spec Ops: The Line
2. Rainbow Moon
3. Persona 4 Arena (hoping)
4. The Cave

smoothboarder540 said:

February 28th, 9:59 pm

Don’t worry about the “uhs” Morgan. It was actually more noticeable when it took Sid about 10 seconds to get out a word that one point in the conversation. And thanks for getting us the monthly updates.

Kchow23 said:

February 28th, 10:57 pm

These are my PS Plus guesses

1. Spec Ops: The Line (I’m leaning towards Spec Ops) or Crysis 2
2. Disgaea 3
3. Skullgirls
4. The Cave

Richard919 said:

February 28th, 10:58 pm

Great show…btw it’s funny Nick brought up Jurassic Park when talking about Crysis 3. There is a trophy “clever girl” in Crysis 3 which is a Jurassic Park reference.

Kchow23 said:

February 28th, 11:02 pm

How did I not see this coming? full on Oscar award battle in the Blogcast :P


February 28th, 11:23 pm

Never bought a system at launch but if you can have another and better version of PS4 like more memory and all then my interest will increase by 10 folds.

Two different types, pretty much what I’m waiting for.

BrianC6234 said:

March 1st, 12:27 am

Too much talk about the Oscars and movies on this episode. Can’t you keep it to games?

JonButler said:

March 1st, 12:51 am

This is my third week listening to the podcast. I’ve downloaded the last three episodes on my playstation and can’t get enough of this wonderful blogcast. Looking foward to the future as a fan of the playstation blogcast

yshisu said:

March 1st, 2:44 am

At least now I know this is going to be another crappy month on plus…

johnnyp70 said:

March 1st, 5:03 am

I think most people are correct with Spec Ops: The Line, Disgaea 3 and the Cave, but the fighting game is probably Dead or Alive. EU Plus is getting that in March, so maybe the two line up for once?

TitoVarela07 said:

March 1st, 6:10 am

Hey guys why should i keep supporting sony by buying games from the PSN?,i have suppported you when you started with day 1 releases by purchasing Dishonored,Resident evil 6,Dead space 3,Doom BFG and other day 1 releases plus many other games and content,And now the PS4 is not going to support Digital content and that is not right.That dicision is a slap in the face to be honest and Morgan replied to this same question on the new releases blog with the same old line of stay tuned for more info in the coming weeks stop that why cant we get a straight answer for once instead of the vanilla answer as always.I know you want us to keep spending our hard earned money but stop treating us like children and come with the truth,i will not spend 1 more dollar until i get answers and i hope you guys at sony give us one soon.

ItaChu said:

March 1st, 6:10 am


I guess this means we’ll finally see a MONTHLY PS+ Post on the Blog starting next week huh? lol …. about time!

ItaChu said:

March 1st, 6:10 am

And as you can see I got PS+ again like i said i would XD

Gorvi said:

March 1st, 6:33 am

My guesses for the Plus games next month:

1. Spec Ops: The Line
2. Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention
3. Persona 4 Arena
4. The Cave

ItaChu said:

March 1st, 6:52 am

oh so were getting Mass Effect 3 and Dead or Alive 5 just like europe?! awesome LOL

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March 1st, 6:52 am


ItaChu said:

March 1st, 6:54 am

oh your counting 49.99 as the 50 dollars awesome :) thnx Morgan

AlbertPerK21 said:

March 1st, 6:55 am

@BlindMango LOL Love that podcast! Sad that Clements got let go though! :(

Definitely will check out this blogcast to get the latest – can’t wait for the PlayStation 4!

ero619 said:

March 1st, 7:19 am

After reading some comment I really hope that the game is Spec OPS, but most likely it wont :(. Great blogcast guys!

Naritubr said:

March 1st, 7:32 am

When Metal Gear Rising will be released on psn?!..ty

Bcrazyman said:

March 1st, 7:38 am


Ryumoau said:

March 1st, 8:10 am

Thank you guys for finally using the monthly update format again. Its nice knowing the layout in advance.

I’m not too interested in the ‘FPS game that turned the world on its head’. I figure its most likely Spec Ops, which some of my friends didn’t like because it was very preachy in its anti-violence sentiment despite still playing like every other Call of Duty clone.

I’m excited for whatever strategy rpg you have planned for Vita. Can’t think of anything aside from Disgaea, since Rainbow Moon Vita isn’t out yet.

Fighting games don’t interest me, unless you somehow got Naruto UNS3 day 1 digital and offered that. I doubt it though. The psn game sounds like it might be The cave, which looks interesting.

TwinDad said:

March 1st, 8:12 am

I’ll just say that if #4 is indeed The Cave, then PS+ has captured my heart for the March update. The rest is just pure gravy.

Also I’d swear the Sid is the person picking the PS+ titles with as many fighters as there have been.

vongruetz said:

March 1st, 8:26 am

What are the chances that Morgan could be more of a regular member of the blogcast? He seems to be the face for PS+ and it’d be great to hear his input every week. Or is he intimidated by Nick’s beard?
And my guess for one of the PS+ games is also The Cave. I bought it the day it got released and loved it. I played it non-stop for the first week it came out and maxed out the trophies. Anyone who is a fan of Ron Gilbert’s games should love it. Afterall, there’s a vending machine that dispenses cans of grog, so you know it’s fun.

lisatsunami said:

March 1st, 11:13 am

Morgan, sorry but I didn’t hear your part. I always fall asleep because of Nick’s deep, soothing voice which is always at the beginning of the blog cast. But I’m sure it was a good feature that should be included every month?

BlindMango said:

March 1st, 12:22 pm

@AlbertPerK21 (Comment 38)

I know, I think the best podcasts are the PlayStation podcasts! lol, yeah i really sucks to see Clements go =/

Elvick_ said:

March 1st, 10:31 pm

Atelier Ayesha isn’t related to Meruru. Meruru was the conclusion of the Arland trilogy (Rorona, Totori, Meruru). And they aren’t Strategy RPGs.

CZ4200 said:

March 2nd, 1:18 am

$200 back if you spent a $1000 and if that was all spent on ps+ you would have 25 more years if you do it before the 4th a mere 20 years if after

beef_child said:

March 2nd, 10:26 am

I’m going out on a limb and say Far Cry 3. I think Sony is finally going to do something to appease the masses of disgruntled plussers. I also think they realize that they need to do something big to lock in plus support before ps4 rolls out and encourage us to sign up or renew with the 1 yr + 3 mts. Then they know we’re committed to 2 on-line delivery systems when ps4 comes out. If they’re smart and want to keep us happy….the jury’s still out on that though.

beef_child said:

March 2nd, 10:31 am

That being said, I’m still happy with plus, and will renew anyway. There’s always games I didn’t purchase or play. PS4 is not a day 1 for me, so I’ll be riding ps3 for a while. And although I don’t always like what they give, I’m certainly not a disgruntled plusser!

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