The Catch-Up: April 30th, 2014 – Next Mass Effect’s Development is “Somewhere in the Middle”

Reminder: The European PS+ games for May went live today.

General News

  • BioWare’s Yanick Roy has said the next Mass Effect’s development is “somewhere in the middle.” [Via, Twitter]
  • If you don’t want to get it for free through PlayStation Plus in Europe and North America, the PS4 version of Stick it to the Man will cost you £6.99/€7.99/$9.99. With the game on PS4, you can tap in and listen to the thoughts of Flathood’s residents through the DualShock 4 speakers, all in 1080p with a “buttery smooth frame rate.” [Press Release]
  • When Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment launches on the PlayStation Store in North America for the PS Vita this summer, it will include an HD version of Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment, the previous game in the series originally released in Japan for the PSP. [Press Release]
  • Well this is bound to anger some people: After Konami UK said that Silent Hill: Origins and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories would be coming to the PlayStation Vita in Europe, the PlayStation Store updated today and they are only PS Vita compatible. Konami UK responded to this error by saying, “Regretfully the games aren’t available on PlayStation Vita we’re afraid. If this changes however, we will let you know!” [Via, Twitter]
  • Gamefly’s latest batch of used games sales sees Call of Duty: Ghosts on PS3/360 for $17.99 each. [Buy It]
  • Activision has confirmed that Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark will release on June 24th in North America for the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, 3DS, and PC. If you pre-order the game at GameStop, you receive the Weathered Warrior Pack, which includes 2 characters – Thundercracker and Skywarp – and 2 new weapons: the distortion field-generating Glass Gas Cannon, and the long-range, kinetic projectile-spitting Electro Bolter. Both weapons will be available for players to use in the game’s Campaign and Escalation modes once they are unlocked. [Source]
  • Party chat issues and error code CE-34878-0 in Call of Duty: Ghosts on PS4 are currently being investigated. [Twitter 1, 2]
  • Chariot, “a 2D, couch co-op adventure platformer in which two players must work together to guide a chariot through underground levels using physics-based mechanics such as pushing, pulling, riding, reeling, and so on” has been announced for the PS4 and will arrive this fall. Don’t worry, you can also play the game solo. [More Info]
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  • With the new PS4 1.70 update, it added PayPal support, which will go into effect on May 5th in Europe. [Source]
  • According to reports, going into the PS4’s Video Output settings and disabling ‘Deep Color’ will prevent the screen flickering some have experienced after downloading 1.70. [Via, Source 1, 2]
  • Apparently you’re gonna need some balls in the upcoming Resogun DLC. [Twitter]
  • A good Ubisoft sale is happening right now on the European PlayStation Store. [Check it Out]
  • Bandai Namco is working on resolving these issues in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle: We are aware that players are having difficulties accessing pre-order bonuses and the Campaign Update. We are working with the developer towards a swift resolution for these issues and will update you as soon as we have a solution. Thank you for your patience! [Source]
  • Follow the links to see full trophy lists for Sportsfriends and Bound by Flame. [Sports, Bound]

New Videos

  • Conception II for PS Vita will be out on May 14th in Europe. The demo is out now [Source]:

  • Danny McBride explains why baseball is better:

  • Outlast’s Whistleblower DLC will cost $8.99 when it releases next week:

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