The Catch-Up: November 29th, 2013 – EU 12 Deals of Christmas Starts Dec. 1st; Minecraft: PS3 Edition Getting Ready for Sony Testing

November 29, 2013Written by Jason Dunning


Hopefully you took advantage of some of the great deals today!

General News

  • 4J Studios is “hard at work getting Minecraft: PS3 Edition ready for Sony test. The other platforms & TU14 will be later.” It remains to be seen if this means that the PlayStation 3 version will launch first, with the PS4 and PS Vita rollout after, so stay tuned. [Twitter]
  • PlayStation Europe’s 12 Deals of Christmas starts on Sunday, December 1st. Every 48 hours two new discounts will be posted, with one for the PS3 and one for the PS Vita (so 24 games in total will see discounts throughout the month). No hints were given as to what will go on sale, but feel free to speculate in the comments! [Source]
  • Originally scheduled to release in December 2013, Roll7 has announced that OlliOlli for PS Vita has been delayed until early 2014. The reason for this is that they “noticed a network issue had developed with the Daily Grind, which meant players could submit their scores multiple times rather than have one ‘live go’ to set a score.” On the good side, OlliOlli is complete and is going to be resubmitted to FQA. Stay tuned for details on a new release date. [Press Release]
  • Housemarque is working on the DLC for Resogun right now, but “it will take a few weeks. We want to make it good.” [Twitter]
  • Mutant Mudds Deluxe for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita has been approved by Sony and will release on December 17th in North America. [Twitter]
  • On all versions of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (except PC) between November 29th, 12:01 am EST and December 1st, 11:59 pm EST, you can enter multiplayer and purchase Erudito credits to receive 50% bonus credits. Here’s how to do it: Log into multiplayer and navigate to the “Customization” tab. From the Customization tab select the “Abstergo Store”. Select your desired Erudito amount and proceed to purchase from the store. Your bonus Erudito credits will automatically be added to your wallet. [Source]
  • The next-gen Double XP weekend for Call of Duty: Ghosts is now live. Go! Go! Go! [Twitter]
  • Throughout the week, Shuhei Yoshida posted a few interesting replies on Twitter, including one about how “many people want” to change the PS4’s background:

New Videos

  • The PS4 and PS Vita are perfect partners, as you can see in this new video:

  • MXGP: The Official Motocross Game, which comes out in Spring 2014 for PS3 and PS Vita, gets a gameplay video:

  • Knack gets a “new” gameplay video to coincide with its European release:

  • Guerrilla Games has some tips for you when it comes to Killzone: Shadow Fall’s multiplayer:

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