The Catch-Up: March 18th, 2014 – Infinity Ward Fixes Call of Duty Banning Issue

The PlayStation Store update delay means I won’t be playing Final Fantasy X HD today :(.

General News

  • Not much of anything is known about it yet, but Epic Games is working on a new game right now that “has nothing to do with the Samaritan demo.” [Source, Twitter]
  • According to Steam achievements, 66% of people finished The Walking Dead Season 1 Episode 1, 56% beat Mass Effect 2, 53% beat BioShock Infinite, 47% beat Batman: Arkham City and Portal 2, 42% beat Mass Effect 3, 32% beat Skyrim, and 30% beat Borderlands 2. [Source]
  • Namco Bandai has teamed up with Codemasters to distribute their games during 2014. No details on Codemasters’ upcoming titles were revealed, with the press release only stating, “All major forthcoming games will be published by Codemasters through its Codemasters Racing label, including yet to be announced titles.” [Press Release]
  • If you were banned in Call of Duty over the weekend, Infinity Ward suggests you try playing again as they have “since corrected the issue.” [Twitter]
  • Out this June will be How to Train Your Dragon 2 on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, Wii, and 3DS. Here’s the description: “How to Train Your Dragon 2 the video game lets players embark on a heroic adventure on their way to becoming a formidable dragon rider alongside the beloved characters from the film. Choosing from a variety of riders and dragons, players will enter a dragon flight school filled with tournament events, challenging mini-games, and exciting training exercises, all throughout the Viking Isle of Berk.” [Press Release]
  • The latest Gamefly used game sale is live, offering up titles like God of War: Ascension, Lost Planet 3, Dragon’s Crown, Dead Island: Riptide, and more for under $20. [Check it Out]
  • Before launching on the PS4, Octodad: Dadliest Catch has already amassed sales of over 90,000 on PC/Mac/Linux. Here’s an irrelevant picture of some regular guy walking down the street. [Source]
  • When Demon Gaze is released on April 22nd/25th, don’t worry, because “nothing has been censored.” [Source]
  • Starting at 10PM on Thursday at the Bellevue Square GameStop, there will be some giveaways for the midnight launch of inFamous: Second Son. [Details, Do You Know the Truth About Conduits?]
  • Buy inFamous: Second Son from, get a $25 eGift card (must add the game to your cart for it to take effect). [Via, Dell]
  • Until March 23rd, enter the promo code ‘paypal15’ to get 15% off any purchase at (excludes consoles). [Via]
  • Toys R Us USA has promo options where you can get Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes on any console for $26.99, with a free $10 gift card. [Full Details]
  • Out today on North American PS4s for $14.99, Europe will see Stealth Inc: Ultimate Edition on March 19th for £10.49/€12.99. [Source]
  • DUST 514 is going to be getting a very big update on March 25th. [Read all about it]
  • Follow the link for your preview of the Worst Company in America poll. Voting starts tomorrow. [Will EA Win Again?]

New Videos

  • Meet Ellie from Conception 2:

  • EA Sports may be quiet when it comes to the release date of EA Sports UFC, but they had no trouble releasing a new trailer today:

  • Child of Light is out on April 29th, so let’s go behind the scenes while we wait:

  • You can now get rowdy with Luftrausers:

  • No release date or pricing information was given, but Savant Ascent, “a game about robot infested towers, magic missiles, and claiming ultimate power,” is coming to the PlayStation 4. Here’s a trailer from July 2013 based on what appears to be the PC version [Source]:

  • It may not be doing well when it comes to critic reviews, but Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is out this week:

  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is also out this week:

How disappointed are you that How to Train Your Dragon 2 isn’t on PS4? I’m devastated!