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CS:GO & Walking Dead Episode 3 Miss EU PlayStation Store Update (Again)

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Jonathan Lester
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Playstation Store, PSN, The Walking Dead: Episode 3 - The Long Road Ahead

CS:GO & Walking Dead Episode 3 Miss EU PlayStation Store Update (Again)

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has failed to materialise on the European PlayStation Network for a third week running, with the latest episode of Telltale's Walking Dead series also notably absent despite a US release. Sony still offers no reason for the delay, which has increasingly attracted some angry backlash from PS3 owners. Several US titles are currently outstanding for Europe, including Dyad and Closure, while Trine 2 took several months to clear certification. Please can we spend our money on some nice things, Sony?

Actually, yes. Despite its glaring omissions, this week's PlayStation Store Update does provide a fantastic value PS Minis bundle from Beatshapers (which includes the brilliant Canabalt, Wizorb and others for £4.99), Zen Pinball 2, standalone HD versions of Metal Gear Solid 2 and Snake Eater alongside an extensive retro sale. More details on the EU PlayStation Blog.

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muddybloke  Sep. 5, 2012 at 16:02

Typical. If they just gave us some info on why Walking Dead isn't over here yet. You just get loads of reviews on their fb page of a game we can't access until....????

Don't they realise by not saying anything at all people lose faith. I def wont be buying a full pass again since they dont tell you anything.

JonLester  Sep. 5, 2012 at 16:07

Typical. If they just gave us some info on why Walking Dead isn't over here yet. You just get loads of reviews on their fb page of a game we can't access until....????

Don't they realise by not saying anything at all people lose faith. I def wont be buying a full pass again since they dont tell you anything.



The best we have so far is a comment on the EU PS Blog post (linked above) that says "We know many of you are awaiting word on Counter Strike: Global Offensive but unfortunately we currently have no new information to pass on."

It's interesting that the US and EU PS stores both have markedly different certification processes.

Last edited by JonLester, Sep. 5, 2012 at 16:13
ODB_69  Sep. 5, 2012 at 18:00

Worth noting they've also backtracked on Machinarium & Double Dragon Neon on PSN+ with no proper explanation, just lies how the wrong date was given and them editing it at a later date despite it being there for weeks before and again posted yesterday to help plus sales and making no mention of it at all until asked (by me) what is going on

Trouble at Sony?

JonLester  Sep. 5, 2012 at 18:13

Worth noting they've also backtracked on Machinarium & Double Dragon Neon on PSN+ with no proper explanation, just lies how the wrong date was given and them editing it at a later date despite it being there for weeks before and again posted yesterday to help plus sales and making no mention of it at all until asked (by me) what is going on

Trouble at Sony?


Hmm. I don't think it's trouble, rather it's just that EU PSN has a completely different certification procedure and has to comply with entirely different regulations, meaning that developers and third-party publishers have to jump through a much longer set of hoops. PR companies, publicity departments, developers and even us hacks sometimes don't take this extra time into account when making/posting worldwide release announcements... plus, it doesn't look like Sony's US and EU offices talk to each other anywhere near as much as they should. This sort of thing shouldn't really be a issue (XBLA and Steam manage multi-regional releases just fine with only the odd hiccup e.g. Trenched/Iron Brigade) for a multi-billion dollar publisher - hopefully Sony will be sorting this out for the next console generation (preferably sooner).

But yeah. It's really annoying, and doesn't really help to make us British consumers feel like valued customers.

Last edited by JonLester, Sep. 5, 2012 at 18:17
ODB_69  Sep. 5, 2012 at 18:41

The issue now is we were promised 3 games a month, then they said we were getting 4. Now it's 2

Not good when you are doing a deal to lure new subscribers!

socialjeebus  Sep. 6, 2012 at 04:12

Just thank God you're not a Korean PSN user.

Our PSN Store closed "temporarily" on June 19th, still no sign of it re-opening, no updates, PS+ users (I never bothered because Korean PS+ is awful and doesn't even offer the free games - Infamous 2, etc).

Got DLC codes, etc that I can't use **** me off a little but also having Tokyo Jungle released at the same time as Japan but in Korean and on PSN then taking the PSN store down just before I was going to buy it...damn!

As bad as SCEE is, it is nowhere near as bad as over here.

wildstylz  Sep. 6, 2012 at 12:08

still cant belive that we havent heard anything at all from scee... been waiting for cs go for a loong time! im not upset, just dissapointed haha!

really would of thought that we would atleast got a date or something.. as much as i dont like the thought of getting an xbox again its kinda looking that way! cheers SCEE

DivideByZero  Sep. 6, 2012 at 14:03

Well, in other news, Zen Pinball 2 is totally awesomeballs.

With the download, you get the menu and the demo for the newish Marvel Avengers tables (which are so-so) but not the demo for the new Plants Vs Zombies table - which is amazing.

If you already own any of the Zen Pinball games, like the original or the Marvel ones, then for each pack you own, you have to download the free demo of that pack and also the free unlock (you use the import tables option and it does it one at a time, so takes a while). The reason for this is the engine has changed slightly and though the tables look and play the same, you can now do 3D and probably some other new features I missed in the excitement of the impending Plants Vs Zombies table.

If you are into 3D gaming, then this is great. It works really well and really adds to the look and feel of the game. If you don't like 3D, then you don't have to use it - though there is a bug at the moment that detects a 3D capable TV even if you don't have one.

Scoring works the same as it did before, when you get a score per table but then have like a hero score, based on your scores of all your played tables to compete with your friends and everyone else on the internet. For those bothered about winning and beating your friends overall score, then that forces your hand to buy all the tables so you can get the biggest score possible.

Overall I love having all my tables in one place now and also really enjoy the 3D. The thing I like most though is the Plants Vs Zombies table. It is a game I really enjoyed and they have managed to tie the theme in really well with a well laid out table making it lots of fun.

If you have even a vague interest in Pinball games and have yet to check this out, now is the time. You can get demos for all the tables and the main program is free to download.

JonLester  Sep. 6, 2012 at 14:07

Well, in other news, Zen Pinball 2 is totally awesomeballs.


If you have a Vita, there's another fun little feature - you can tilt the handheld to provide a portrait aspect, which allows you to see the whole table at a glance and use touch controls for the flippers. It's really neat.

Last edited by JonLester, Sep. 6, 2012 at 14:07
DivideByZero  Sep. 6, 2012 at 14:29

Nice... but not nice enough to make me want a Vita.

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