The Catch-Up: December 18th, 2013 – Battlefield 4’s Launch Month Suffered After Gamers Waited for Next Gen

Hopefully The Walking Dead Season 2 Season Pass is live in North America by the time you’re reading this!

General News

  • Michael Pachter said, following the November 2013 NPD results, that Battlefield 4 was down 1.1 million units compared to Battlefield 3 during their respective launch months, but Battlefield 4 was up 800,000 when you compare their second months, with the next-gen consoles being a huge factor in that uptick. [Twitter]
  • Ahead of the Killzone: Shadow Fall free multiplayer weekend for PlayStation Plus members next week, Guerrilla Games has said of the download, “Due to the PlayGo set up, it lets you download single player if you wish as well, but the open weekend will not have access to the campaign, only the multiplayer. Of course if you unlock the game, you can play it all.” [Twitter 1, 2]
  • Patch 1.01 came out at almost the exact same time as Minecraft: PS3 Edition yesterday, and 4J Studios is already working on fixing voice chat issues, a split-screen trophy issue, and a bug for invite only games causing server issues. [Twitter 1, 2, 3]
  • Out of nowhere, Telltale Games managed to release The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 1: All That Remains for PlayStation 3 in Europe today. [Get The First Episode, Get the Season Pass]
  • After Skullgirls is temporarily taken down on December 31st, it will be re-released in January 2014 and be called Skullgirls Encore. You can read full details on the blog post about how to get Encore, but basically, if you already own Skullgirls, you’ll be given Encore for free. [Via, More Info]
  • Devolver Digital is giving away 1 PS4 and a pre-release copy of Hotline Miami 2 (when it’s ready) to one lucky US resident. All you have to do is submit a 30-second entry video via YouTube to Devolver Digital by noon Austin, Texas time on December 23rd. [Entry Details]
  • PlayStation Mobile is now available in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and New Zealand. [Source]
  • Having the same price as the PS3 when it first launched, Sony has revealed that the PS4 will launch in India on January 6th, 2014 for Rs 39,990. As well, the DualShock 4 will cost Rs 4,990, with launch titles ranging from Rs 2,499 to Rs 4,499. [Source]
  • Until January 7th, 2014 you can get over 20% off Platinum for Warframe by heading over to the SEN Store, or by clicking ‘Buy Platinum – Over 20% Off’ on the PS4 main menu. [Source]

New Videos

  • Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how Copperhead was introduced into Batman: Arkham Origins:

  • The Queen of Beggars Sees All, part 2 of Thief’s Stories From the City video series is now available for viewing:

  • Patch 1.4 for Tekken Revolution is now available to download and it adds Eliza the female Vampire, new costumes for Jaycee and Bob, New Premium effects for Eliza, Christie, and Lee, and a Kaycee Swimsuit costume:

Have you played The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 1 yet? Let us know in the comments below.