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First 20 Minutes of inFAMOUS: Second Son Gameplay Leaked

Although inFAMOUS: Second Son isn't due out until March 21, 2014, apparently there are copies of the game already floating around, and some have even taking to sharing the first 20 minutes of the game. Click the link if you want to get spoiled.


Second Son is turning out be a huge seller for the PlayStation, even out-pacing the numbers set by last year's The Last of Us pre-orders, as has been reported in the gaming media.

Additionally, there's also confirmation that there'll be two digital versions of Second Son available on the PS Store from midnight on release day, the standalone title and Infamous Second Son Legacy Edition. The Legacy Edition will include the first Second Son DLC pack, entitled Cole's Legacy.


Source: CVG.



The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Delayed Until February, 2015 says CD Projekt Red

Those expecting to play the highly-anticipated The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have to wait just a bit longer. Originally scheduled for a Fall, 2014 release, the developers CD Projekt Red have decided to push the release date back to February of next year. In an open letter to consumers, the studio says that while they could release the game this Fall as originally scheduled, they'd rather take the additional few months to refine the game, solidifying the quality that they sought to originally achieve, and what they believe the gamers deserve.


Here's the full open letter:

Ever since we started working on the third installment in The Witcher franchise, it has been our aim to produce a title that would take our 11 years of experience in creating RPGS and distill them into a quintessence, into a game that would effectively crown those years. At the same time, we have wanted The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to expand creative boundaries, set new benchmarks, develop the genre as a whole. Ultimately, you, the players, must get an unforgettable adventure to experience in a vast, open world – and that’s most important. We’ve created a story that flows naturally, cinematically, rendered it in amazing sound and visuals, while preserving full freedom of choice – all for you. We knew this to be an ambitious plan, but believed we could achieve it by bringing together our team with its creative energies and current gaming platforms with their technical capabilities. A project this vast and complex would inevitably require special care in its final stages, manual fine-tuning of many details, thorough testing time and again.

We recently reexamined what we had achieved thus far, and faced a choice about the game’s final release date. The decision we made was difficult, thoroughly considered, and ultimately clear and obvious. We could have released the game towards the end of this year as we had initially planned. Yet we concluded that a few additional months will let us achieve the quality that will satisfy us, the quality gamers expect from us. Consequently, we have set the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for February 2015.

Dear gamers - we know many of you would have liked to play The Witcher 3 sooner, as soon as possible, even. We’re sorry to make you wait longer than you, or we, initially assumed you would. At the same time, we believe the game will prove to be worth the wait and meet the expectations you have of us. We believe The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be an exceptional RPG, one of the best, providing many hours of wonderful entertainment.

Dear shareholders – we are aware of the responsibility that rests with us and thank you for the trust you have granted us thus far. We firmly believe that quality – more than any other factor – determines a game’s success, and that the decision we have made is thus equally valid in business terms.

The Board of CD PROJEKT SA
Source: NextGenUpdate, The Witcher Official Site.



Get $10 Credit For Spending $60 in PlayStation Store


Between now (it actually started March 11) and March 18, gamers who spend at least $60 at the PlayStation Store will receive a code for a credit of $10. The code will be sent via PSN message or e-mail no later than March 24, 2014 and must be redeemed by March 31, 2014. Unfortunately, you're only allowed one $10 code per account. So, if there's something you've been eyeing for purchase, or if there's something you'd like to pre-order, now may be a good a time as any to get it done, and get a free $10 as a bonus.

Keep in mind, if it wasn't obvious already, this is for North America only.

Source: NextGenUpdate.



PlayStation Home Trophy List

PlayStation Home entered open Beta in 2008, allowing all PS3 owners to try the "game." At its core, Home is simply a social setting where your created avatar can be customized by unlocking new items won from participating in mini games and chatting with friends or strangers. The title has even been used in the past to live-stream game announcements.

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Welcome Home
Log into PlayStation®Home


A Place to Call My Own
Visit your harbor studio apartment


Interior Designer
Use 15 unique, purchased or rewarded furniture items in an apartment


Wherever I Lay My Hat
Own 3 purchased or rewarded apartments or clubhouses


Fresh Threads
Own 15 purchased or rewarded clothing items


Brand New Toy
Own 15 purchased or rewarded portable items


Nice Gadget!
Own 15 purchased or rewarded active items


A New You
Change each item of clothing individually on a male or female avatar


A Documentary
Take a photo on 10 different days


Welcome Guest
Visit a friend’s apartment


Grand Explorer
Visit 20 unique spaces


There’s No Place like Home
Visit PlayStation®Home on 50 different days


Born To Dance
Perform 5 of the default dances



EU PlayStation Store Update - March 12, 2014


Dark Souls II is upon us! Enjoy a gripping RPG experience where traps, hazards and enemies are waiting to punish you. Let’s not forget the cheeky lingering souls that decide to trick you by leaving false messages either. Blast them!
Joining Dark Souls II is the latest episode in The Walking Dead – Season 2. Clementine has a lot on her plate as the past returns to haunt her. It wouldn’t be wise to speak much else lest I spoil the episode, so download it and enjoy.
Also out today is Vessel, a 2D puzzle game with unique liquid simulation to play around with. Solve puzzles in a number of ways as you create and interact with Fluros, a liquid machine of sorts our main character Arkwright invented.
This week’s update is also joined by vocaloid queen Hatsune Miku on PS Vita, The LEGO Movie The Videogame demo on PS4 and a Call of Duty promotion also running today. Finally, this week’s Deal of the Week is Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag on PS3. See below for full details!

New PlayStation Network content

Content list is subject to change – please stay tuned to your weekly Store Update for the most up to date listings. Listed savings are approximate, based on SRP excluding Special Offer pricing and should be considered as a guide only.

PS4 demos

Lego Movie Demo
PEGI: 7

PlayStation 3


Dark Souls II (available from 14th March)
Price: £39.99/€59.99/$89.95
PEGI: 16



Vessel
Price: £7.99 /€9.99/$14.45
PEGI: 7
Not available in Russia, Ukraine



The Walking Dead: Season 2, Ep. 2, A House Divided
Price: £3.99/€4.99/$7.35
PEGI: 18


PlayStation Vita


Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f
Price: £23.99/€29.99/$43.95
PEGI: 3


PS4 DLC

Killzone Shadow Fall
British Cop Skin Pack (£1.69/€1.99/$2.85)
Blood Rage Skin Pack (£1.69/€1.99/$2.85)
St Patrick’s Day Spotlight Moves (£1.69/€1.99/$2.85)
St Patrick’s Day Voice-Over Pack (£3.40/€3.99/$5.75)
Need For Speed Rivals
Cop Movie Pack (£3.99/€4.99/$7.35)
Racers Movie Pack (£3.99/€4.99/$7.35)
Complete Movie Pack (£5.49/€6.99/$10.35)

PS3 DLC

Atelier Escha&Logy
  • PS3 Atelier Series BGM Package (£1.19/€1.49/$2.15)
Not available in Russia
DOA5U: Core Fighters + Free Character Jann Lee! (Free)
Not available in Russia
Earth Defense Force 2025
  • Additional Mission Pack 3 (£7.29/€8.99/$13.25)
LittleBigPlanet 2 Cross-Buy
  • St Patrick’s Day Costume (Re-Release 1 Week Only) (Free)
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
  • Art Of War (£2.39/€2.99/$4.35)
  • Dark Samurai (£2.39/€2.99/$4.35)
  • FFVII Aerith (£3.19/€3.99/$5.85)
  • FFVII Cloud (£3.19/€3.99/$5.85)
  • FFX Yuna (£3.19/€3.99/$5.85)
  • Flower Of Battle (£2.39/€2.99/$4.35)
  • Shining Prince (£2.39/€2.99/$4.35)
  • Shogun (£2.39/€2.99/$4.35)
  • Sohei Savior (£2.39/€2.99/$4.35)
  • Utsusemi (£2.39/€2.99/$4.35)
Need For Speed™ Rivals
  • Cop Movie Pack (£3.99/€4.99/$7.35)
  • Racers Movie Pack (£3.99/€4.99/$7.35)
  • Complete Movie Pack (£5.49/€6.99/$10.35)
Rocksmith
  • Flyleaf – All Around Me
  • Halestorm – Love Bites
  • Heart – Crazy On You (£2.39/€2.99/$4.35)
SingStar
  • The Corrs -Radio (£1.15/€1.39)
  • R.E.M. – Orange Crush (£1.15/€1.39)

PS Vita DLC

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f
  • Diva Enhancement DLC (Free)
  • Extra Songs DLC (£6.49/€7.99/$11.75)
  • Extra Characters DLC (£1.99/€2.49/$3.65) (Cross-Buy)
  • Snow Miku (£1.99/€2.49/$3.65) (Cross-Buy)
LittleBigPlanet Vita (Cross-Buy)
  • St Patrick’s Day Costume (Re-Release 1 Week Only) (Free)
Toukiden
  • Additional Missions 3 (£0.79/€0.99/$1.45)
  • Additional Missions 4 (£0.79/€0.99/$1.45)
  • Additional Missions 5 (£0.79/€0.99/$1.45)

Deal of the Week

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3) Now £29.99/€39.99/$49.95
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Season Pass Now £9.99/€12.99/$18.45

Special offers

Ethan Meteor Hunter – Was £7.99/€9.99/$14.45, Now £7.29/€8.99/$13.25
Oddworld: Abeboxx – Was £4.99/€6.19/$9.15, Now £2.39/€2.99/$4.35
The HD Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character – Was £2.39/€2.99/$4.35, Now £1.19/€1.49/$2.15

Availability update

Dragon’s Crown (PS3) – Available in Russia from 14 March

Source: EU PSblog


Dark Souls II Initial Review Scores Are In

Dark Souls II will be released today in North America (or is already out for those who attended midnight releases ), and in two days in Europe. Review scores by a lot of the major gaming media have started pouring in and it looks like the game is receiving high praise thus far.

Source: vg24/7.


Costume Quest 2 Confirmed

The original Costume Quest had a simple premise: It's Halloween and you're going trick-or-treating. The problem is, goblins have entered your dimension with the sole purpose of stealing candy. During their siege, they manage to kidnap your sister.You must band together with your neighbors, collecting candy and new more powerful costumes if you're to save her.




The formula must have worked, seeing as Costume Quest was voted the best PSN game of 2010. After receiving a rather short DLC expansion, the series had been seemingly forgotten. Now developer Double Fine has announced that Costume Quest 2 is in full production. If all goes as planned, the sequel will be ready in time for a Halloween launch with new costumes, locations and character. The game will release on PC and consoles this October.

Source: IGN


Server Rentals Coming to Battlefield 4

It looks like EA has rental servers in the works for console versions of Battlefield 4, or at least for the latest gen of consoles. Unfortunately, no solid details have been released other than what Battlelog Forums Community Manager, EA_Stiv, posted in response to a question posted by a forum member over on Battlelog.

Indeed, it is coming. I'm afraid we don't have any information on this quite yet, but it is coming soon! Keep your eyes peeled on the Control Room and Battlefield blog, as those are most likely where you'll see it announced first.
Currently, only the PC version of Battlefield 4 has rental servers available to gamers. I can assume that these servers work in much the same way rental servers worked for the previous iteration of the Battlefield franchise. Renting a server allows you to take control of things, such as dictating "server settings such as private or public, map and mode rotations. Users can choose ranked or unranked servers. Unranked servers do not track player stats, unlike ranked servers, and are less expensive than the ranked option."

Source: Battlelog Forums.


PlayStation Network Maintenance for Monday, March 10, 2014

Sony has announced maintenance for PlayStation Network for today. Details below.

We wanted to take a moment to inform you of a planned network maintenance, currently scheduled for Monday, March 10th from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM Pacific Time (11:30 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time). We expect this maintenance to last approximately 5.5 hours.

If you’ve signed in to the network any time since March 6th you will be able to play games online and access partner apps such as Netflix during this maintenance period. The PlayStation Store, PlayStation Home and Account Management will not be available during this time, and users may receive a maintenance notification when attempting to access these services.

We thank you for your patience and support and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. In order to access online game play and partner apps during this routine maintenance, we ask that you please sign in to the network prior to Monday, March 10th.
Source: PlayStation Forums.


inFAMOUS: Second Son Trophy List

inFAMOUS: Second Son is preparing for mayhem with its new protagonist, settings, and powers. To top off the changes, it's even on a new console. SuckerPunch's newest game was originally supposed to launch alongside the PlayStation 4 in November, but was unofficially delayed so that the developer could fine tune and polish the title to match their own strict standards. The long awaited sequel in the inFAMOUS universe is slated to release as the newest PS4 exclusive on March 21, 2014.

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Enjoy Your Powers
Collect all trophies

Unstoppable
Finish the game on Expert difficulty

Sacrifice
Risk your freedom to protect those you care about

Ruthless
Look out for yourself, no matter the consequences

Temperance
Practice self-control

Malice
Get them before they get you

Courage
Stand up for the helpless

Contempt
Don't fear the weak

Mercy
Everyone deserves a second chance

Revenge
An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth

Justice
Expose the corruption of the powerful

Dominance
Show the world that nobody can protect them

Reconciliation
Finish the story with Good Karma

Rebellion
Finish the story with Evil Karma

Everybody Out
Rescue 10 suspects from suspicion pens

Spin-off
Beat down 10 sign twirlers

Everyone's a Critic
Take out 10 street musicians

Just Say No
Bust 10 drug dealers

Freedom of Speech
Disrupt 10 activist rallies

What Did You Call Me?
Kill 10 obnoxious Akuran gang members

Someone Your Own Size
Rescue 10 escaped conduits from angry mobs

Walk It Off
Heal 10 wounded civilians

Kicking and Screaming
Finish off 10 wounded enemies or civilians

True Hero
Achieve Level 5 Good Karma

Infamous
Achieve Level 5 Evil Karma

Bweep! Bweep! Bweep!
Collect half the Blast Shards

Shardcore
Collect all the Blast Shards

Nothing To See Here
Destroy half the D.U.P. security cameras

Blinded
Destroy all of the D.U.P. security cameras

Inside Track
Collect all the Informant Audio Logs

Blown Cover
Defeat all the D.U.P. Secret Agents

Big Brother
Destroy all the D.U.P. Hidden Cameras

Coloring Inside the Lines
Complete all the Stencil Art

Prank Call
Complete a District Showdown

Hello Operator
Complete Showdowns in half of the districts

Final Showdown
Complete all of the District Showdowns in the city

One Down
Clear the D.U.P. completely out of a district

Home Field Advantage
Clear the D.U.P. out of half the districts in the city

Clean Sweep
Clear the D.U.P. out of the entire city

Total CARnage
Destroy 5 cars in 5 seconds

Drop Everything
Comet Drop over 170 meters

Keep It Up
Stay in the air for more than 45 seconds

Put That Anywhere
Defeat 10 enemies by detonating ammo crates

Hat Trick
Defeat an enemy using three different power sources

Double Smoke Stack Attack
Dash through two red air vents without touching the ground and then Comet Drop on an enemy

Cough Drop
Comet Drop on three coughing enemies

Make Fetch Proud
Hit three weak points with Neon Beam in 6 seconds

Excessive Force
Use a Karmic Streak attack to defeat exactly one enemy



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