The Catch-Up: April 2nd, 2014 – Gearbox “Probably” Announcing Next-Gen Game in 2014

This is how NOT to do an April Fools joke.

General News

  • According to Randy Pitchford, Gearbox is working on a next-gen game right now and “we’ll probably announce something later this year.” [Via, Twitter]
  • If Amazon is to be believed, the Borderlands 2 PS Vita Bundle (with a digital copy of the game) will be released on May 6th, while the physical version of the game itself will be out on May 13th. Since this is a retailer listing, take these dates as a rumor for now, but up until last week, both of them did list a December 31st release date. [Amazon 1, 2]
  • A new report has popped up, suggesting the third Hobbit movie would be released as DLC for LEGO The Hobbit. When WB was contacted about this, they said, “Definitely stay tuned for more exciting news in the near future.” We’ll let you know once WB announces anything about how they’ll bring the 3rd movie’s content to gamers. [Via, Source]
  • Renegade Kid has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Cult County, which is “an all-new first-person survival horror game” set for release on PS4, PS3, PS Vita, Wii U, Xbox One, and Steam. [Back It]
  • Just like with inFamous: Second Son, the digital version of MLB 14: The Show in Canada for PS4 will cost $69.99, keeping it line with the recent retail price hike. [Source]
  • Making sure to highlight that this isn’t an April Fools joke, it’s been confirmed that TMNT: Out of the Shadows will hit the PS3 on April 15th, nearly 8 months after the Xbox 360/PC versions. [Source]
  • Terraria for consoles is set to have a huge patch released soon with 1.2. [Check out the Notes]
  • The PlayStation Store listing may say otherwise, but Trials Fusion on PS4 will run at 1080p, not 720p. [Twitter]
  • Roll7’s OlliOlli crash bug fix has entered Sony testing! [Twitter]
  • Gamefly’s latest used game flash sale has Saints Row IV at $9.99, Deadpool at $12.99, and Injustice: Gods Among Us at $14.99 on PS3. [Check it Out]
  • If you were worried that the Natural Doctrine announcement yesterday was an April Fools joke, NIS sent out a press release today confirming the news. The press release also states that audio will be in both Japanese and English. [Press Release]
  • One Piece: Unlimited World Red on PlayStation Vita will be getting a physical version (in addition to digital), to be sold only at GameStop USA and EB Games Canada. [Press Release]
  • They may be only available in Europe, but retailer listings appear to have outed the Saints Row IV: Game of the Century Edition, Dead Island: Riptide Complete Edition, and Metro: Last Light The Complete Edition (not to be confused with the potential Metro Redux). Basically, all versions would include the game + all DLC. [Via]
  • A new trailer for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number will arrive next week. [Twitter]
  • Live in Australia? Get a $10 credit every time you add $50 to your PSN account using PayPal this month. [More Details]
  • Following a short delay, Mercenary Kings on PS4 has been rated in Australia and New Zealand and should be available for PlayStation Plus members to download soon. [Twitter]
  • The European Square Enix Store has 2,000 Drakengard 3 Collector’s Editions for sale at €69.99, though they still only include a digital PSN voucher of the game. [Via, Source]
  • The PlayStation Store in Europe’s Deal of the Week this week is WWE 2K14 at €19.99/AU$24.95/£19.99. [Source]
  • After working through the night, here’s an update on the Thief game save issues that popped up yesterday [Source]:

Thanks for being patient – we’re coming back to you after much overnight work and the good news is that we’ve identified the problem and we can fix it quickly.

Basically, it’s an issue with the mathematical calculations of time-stamps from March 30th – April 2nd, which meant systems didn’t recognize the most recent time-stamp and instead took the previous time-stamp save (re-starting the level). So if you saved your game on March 30th, you may have experienced a disruption yesterday on April 1st and if you saved your game on March 31st, you may have experienced disruption yesterday April 1st and today April 2nd.

After today the calculations are accurate and there should be no other issues. We are working on a patch to ensure this doesn’t happen next year with these March/April calculations.

Also, your saved games should not be corrupted, and after today April 2nd, no one should experience this. Note: it is possible that you may need to restart the chapter you were on, but progress will then be saved as normal.

Obviously we will keep monitoring the forums for any updates from you, we’re reading what’s being posted here and once again we are very sorry for any disruption to your game.

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Did you pull any April Fools pranks?