The Catch-Up: January 14th, 2014 – 62,000 People Unlocked the God of War: Ascension Platinum Trophy; Tomb Raider PS3/PS4 Comparison

I’m only 94 Platinums behind Chandler! He better watch out!

General News

  • According to Sony Santa Monica, 62,000 people have obtained the God of War: Ascension Platinum trophy. I’m not one of them… [Twitter]
  • After confirming that we probably won’t be hearing about the February 2014 PlayStation Plus free games in Europe until next week due to some things needing to be finalized, Fred Dutton of the EU PS Blog ruled out these games being added to the IGC in the near future: Tales of Graces fMuramasa Rebirth, Virtua Tennis (PS Vita), and Need for Speed (PS Vita). [Source]
  • Chin Soon Sun, Tecmo Koei Europe’s Community Manager, confirmed on Twitter that Dynasty Warriors NEXT will be a PlayStation Plus free game in Europe during February 2014. This joins Outlast and gives some more legitimacy to that rumored list. [Twitter]
  • Selling for $2, PS4, PS3, and PC players in North America can now buy the Call of Duty: Ghosts Guard Dog Killstreak skin. European PlayStation owners can get it tomorrow when the PlayStation Store updates. [Via, Buy It]
  • Obsidian Entertainment (South Park: The Stick of Truth) is now hiring “for a talented and experienced UI artist to design the user experience for a next generation game.” No further details were given, so we’ll just have to wait and see what it turns into (come on, Stick of Truth sequel!). [Via, Source]
  • Now available on the PlayStation Store for PlayStation Vita at $4.99, Age of Zombies includes everything from the original release, along with remastered graphics, the bonus Wild West chapter, Trophies, upped difficulty, a health bar, global leaderboards, 60fps, and a bunch of Survival Challenges. [Source]
  • Here’s some screenshots for Toukiden on PS Vita, which is out on February 11th in North America and February 14th in Europe [Source 1, 2]:

  • Out this week for the PlayStation 3, here’s some screenshots showing off the differences between Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation on Vita and the new HD PS3 release [Source]:

  • Hideo Kojima went on his Twitter account to post a couple images of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes on-screen [Twitter 1, 2]:

  • And to finish up our screenshot blitz, here’s some for Destiny [Source]:

  • And here’s a new CoD pic:


New Videos

  • With each PlayStation Store update this week, the Tearaway soundtrack will be made available for download, costing $7.99/€4.99/£3.99 [Source 1, 2]:


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