The Catch-Up: August 29th, 2013 – PlayStation Store Gets Mobile Billing, PS4 & Xbox One Interest is “About Even” Says GameStop President

August 29, 2013Written by Jason Dunning


Another reason to make your phone bill even bigger…

General News

  • Through the PlayStation Store on PS3, or the Account Management section of the Online Sony Entertainment Network website, you can go to the Add Funds to Wallet section and now choose Use Mobile as an option. If you do this, you need to enter your phone number and then respond via SMS to confirm the added funds, with the charge appearing on your next phone bill or pre-paid account. [Source]
  • The Expansion Pack DLC for Magic 2014 will be released on September 17th in North America and September 18th in Europe, likely for $4.99. The DLC adds five new decks, six new single player campaign levels, five new challenges, and new unlockables: persona portraits, achievements/trophies, and more. [Press Release]
  • NewEgg is offering a $5 gift card with PlayStation 4 launch title pre-orders until September 4th. [Via/NewEgg]
  • After months of waiting, Sanctum 2 will finally come to the PlayStation 3 on September 10th in North America for $14.99, with a European release scheduled for September 11th. [Press Release]
  • By pre-ordering Dying Light in North America, you’ll be given free access to the Be the Zombie multiplayer mode. This is a PvP mode where you play as a night hunter (who posses superhuman speed, a tendril, charge and distance attacks, and more) against other players. Playing as a night hunter allows you to earn XP and develop them through a skill tree, while also earning other rewards and perks. [Press Release]
  • David Rutter, Lead Producer on FIFA 14, says of their upcoming game, “We’ve got roughly ten times the animation on Xbox One and PS4 than on current gen consoles. We wanted to improve the behaviours of the players and the AI. A lot of that is around physics and decision making and the way they move, and we’ve got roughly four times the processing of decisions.” So, expect FIFA 14 to be better on next-gen consoles. [Source]
  • GameStop President Tony Bartel kept things political when he said the interest for PS4 and Xbox One is “about even.” Riiiiiight. [Source]
  • Five new Disney Infinity Toy Boxes are available to download for free: Cave of Wonders Race, Super Sidescroll, ESPN Speedway, Hot Lava, Wrestling Arena. [Press Release]
  • The Borderlands 2 Game of the Year Edition box art is feeling blue [Source]:


New Videos

  • CI Games has officially officially confirmed that Lords of the Fallen is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC:

  • Here’s a badass Borderlands 2 prologue:

  • Watch the Invizimals take over gamescom:

  • Here’s some more Tearaway and Invizmals footage:

Are you ever going to add funds with your phone? Let us know in the comments below.