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The Catch-Up: August 13th, 2013 – GameFly August Used Game Sale, PayDay 2 DLC Planned for a Year, EA Sports UFC Gameplay at gamescom

August 13, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

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It’s a really busy catch-up today, so why are you still reading this?!

General News

  • Your first look at the pre-alpha gameplay for EA Sports UFC is coming at gamescom during their conference on August 20th at 7AM PST/10AM EST. The game is due for release on PS4 and Xbox One in Spring 2014. [Source]
  • The first piece of big DLC for Defiance has been given a new name: the Castithan Charge Pack. You can expect it to release on August 20th in North America and August 21st in Europe for $9.99. [Press Release]
  • The ESRB has rated Kessen III, meaning that a PS2 Classics release probably isn’t too far behind. [Source]
  • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is available for pre-order on the PlayStation Store, with the download size currently listed as 6.3GB. [Regular/Collector's Edition]
  • Diablo IIILost Planet 3, and FIFA 14 are also all available for pre-order from the PlayStation Store. [August Release Dates/September Release Dates]
  • David Goldfarb, Game Director on PayDay 2, said that “there’s like a year of DLC planned” and getting a female character into the game is one of the first things he has on his list. [Source]
  • Gauntlets are coming to God of War: Ascension next week and will be free to Season Pass holders. For everyone else, they’ll range from $2.99 per gauntlet, to $4.99 for a bundle of 6. [More Info]
  • Dreampark Tycoon from Red Coin Games is in development for Windows, Mac, Xbox One, PS4 and Wii U. More platforms and details are still to be announced. [Via/Twitter]
  • Letting you know that it hasn’t been delayed, Farming Simulator on PS3/Xbox 360 is still scheduled to release on September 3rd in North America and September 6th in Europe. This will be a retail and PSN release. [Press Release]
  • GameStop USA and EB Games Canada will be holding midnight openings on the 20th, allowing you to get Saints Row IV, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, and The Bureau: XCOM Declassified as early as possible. [USA/Canada]
  • The Live Events App for PS3 is up for download now on the PlayStation Store, allowing you to watch live events such as SummerSlam this weekend (you still have to pay for it). [Source]
  • GameFly is holding their August 2013 Used Game Blowout Sale, with prices good until August 19th. [Check Out The Cheapness]
  • Deep Silver brought out a fun infographic for Saints Row IV today [Twitter]:

New Videos

  • Celebrate the launch of PayDay 2 with this trailer:

  • Hacking is your friend with this first episode in the Watch Dogs gameplay series:

  • Here’s your launch trailer for The Brigmore Witches DLC in Dishonored:

  • We’re just one week away from the launch of Saints Row IV (expect a review soon), and here’s the third developer diary:

  • Hot Wheels: World’s Best Driver has been confirmed for PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360, and 3DS. It releases on September 17th in North America and September 20th in Europe:

  • Don’t know who Zatanna is? Check out her her-story:

  • Open Me! is available now on the PlayStation Store in North America, with a release in Europe coming tomorrow:

Did you pick up PayDay 2 today? Let us know in the comments below.