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The Catch-Up: January 17th, 2013 – HBO GO App Headed to PS3 & PS4

January 17, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

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I don’t think it will ever work with the PSP Go…

General News

  • Confirming rumors, the HBO GO app will be coming to the PS3 first, followed by the PS4 (there’s currently no date for either). With the app and an HBO subscription from your cable or satellite provider, you receive unlimited access to HBO shows, movies, sports, documentaries, comedy specials, and special behind-the-scenes extras. We’ll let you know once a date is revealed. [Source]
  • The Haley Joel Osment AMA on Reddit was pretty lax when it comes to new Kingdom Hearts news, with the actor basically repeating his statement earlier this year: “Wow, lots of Kingdom Hearts questions! I am a fan of the series too, so I am excited to see what they do with KH3. I only have about as much information as you all do at the moment; they are still making the game, and my part is one of the last steps in the process. I won’t be involved until later in the year at the earliest. But I will let you all know if I hear anything more!” Come on, leak something! [Source]
  • Hello Games has let everyone know that the No Man’s Sky beta invites floating around are bogus. [Twitter]
  • After teasing a bunch of announcements happening in February, developer/publisher Curve Studios has confirmed that they will have four announcements, and three of them will be for Vita. Stay tuned. [Twitter]
  • Shuhei Yoshida gave another non-update about the Red/Blue DualShock 4 controllers in North America by saying, “No,” when asked if there was any new info. [Twitter]
  • If Amazon is to be believed, the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Rayman Legends will have a permanent price of $39.99. [Source]
  • Coming to Steam, PS4, and PS Vita sometime this year, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is “beyond the half way point [of development]. I’d say 85% of the art is done and almost all the games old content has been remade in the new engine,” says Creator Edmund McMillen. Considering how it’s supposed to be a PlayStation Plus free game early this year, I’m thinking it has a chance of missing that date. [Via, Source]
  • EA has posted some guidelines on how to keep yourself safe when it comes FIFA 14 Ultimate Team account safety. [Protect Yo'self]
  • For PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 owners of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Ubisoft is running a 2XP weekend right now, along with an all new event called Uncertain Alliances. [Source]
  • Hot off getting a couple of screenshots, Namco Bandai and CI Games have partnered up for Namco to publish both Lords of the Fallen and Enemy Front’s console version in the Americas. Enemy Front launches in Summer 2014 for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC, with Lords of the Fallen out in Fall 2014 for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. [Press Release]
  • Already available for pre-order in North America, The Last of Us: Left Behind DLC will go up for pre-order in Europe on January 22nd for £12.79. The DLC then releases on February 14th. [Twitter]
  • At least showing that it’s close, PEGI has rated The Walking Dead Season 2: Episode 1 All That Remains for the PlayStation Vita. Once Telltale Games confirms a release date, we’ll let you know. [Source]
  • If you want a peek at what the BioShock movie could have been, Concept Artist Jim Martin has posted a bunch of concept art to his website. [Via 1, 2]
  • According to Lead Designer Sam Barlow, Silent Hill: Origins on the PSP “was supposed to be a dark comedy and, at some point, someone said Scrubs was [the inspiration]! We pushed back and said, ‘Look, if this goes out, it will be a disaster. There’s a hardcore fanbase [of Silent Hill players].’” Konami then told the developers that they “can change everything, but you’ve got to do it in the same time and budget.” [Via, Source]
  • A new patch for NBA 2K14 is in certification and should be approved within 1-2 weeks. [Twitter]
  • When Strider releases later this year, you can expect it to run at native 1080p/60fps on PS4 and Xbox One. [Source]
  • Due out in Q2 2014 for the PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC, Bound by Flame was given an official website and some screenshots today [Press Release]:
  • Here’s yet another Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes image from Hideo Kojima [Twitter]:
  • Thanks to some new screenshots, we now know some more fighters who will be in EA Sports UFC [Via]:

New Videos

  • Tecmo Koei announced today that Deception IV: Blood Ties will release on March 25th in North America and March 28th in Europe for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. Set for a retail and digital launch, Blood Ties boasts Cross Saves and Cross Play. Here’s a teaser trailer [Press Release, Twitter 1, 2]:

What do you think of the character models for the fighters? Did they get the cauliflowering right? Let us know in the comments below.