Alright folks, listen up.
By now, you should all have heard at least in passing about this Heartbleed bug that’s cropped up over the last few days. If you haven’t, then you’ve all the more reason to read on. Hell, even if you have and you think it doesn’t matter, read this article. It’s short, mostly because I’ve been using all of my free time getting my shit in order as a direct result of this mess. But it’s also purposely designed to be concise. Less waffling, more info, quicker action. Let’s get down to business.
Another week, another batch of gaming news to digest. Like an all-you-can-eat buffet, there’s bound to be a few morsels that you’ve missed out on. Luckily for you, I’m here to dish out a three-course helping of delicious news right into your eye-gobs. Gob-eyes. Something.
In an update to my article last week about digital pricing of console games, I wanted to weigh in on the decision that Sony ultimately made regarding inFAMOUS: Second Son for PS4.
For those after a quick summary, as opposed to reading an entire article, the basic gist was this: the physical retail versions of Second Son (specifically, the Special and Collector’s Edition) all had stupid bloody hats that came with them. However, they also had a specific piece of DLC that I wanted. Now, other regions (like the USA) got this DLC simply by pre-ordering the game, whereas us in the UK were not only forced to buy a special digital-only “Legendary Edition” to get it, we also weren’t able to digitally pre-order or pre-load the game.
People have been asking Sony for weeks about the cost of the digital editions of Second Son. Sony have been prevaricating and sometimes flat-out failing to respond for just as long. Despite promises of having prices ready in the week leading up to release, it was only yesterday afternoon – scant hours before the game became available in EMEA territories – that we got confirmation of what we’d be paying.
Spoiler alert: we’re getting shafted on digital pricing. Again.
In the last two days, I have driven over 250 miles. By the time you read this, I’ll be approaching the 280 mark, with the end of the day bringing me solidly over the 300 mark. For some of you go-getting folks, I’m sure this is all perfectly normal. For me, it represents the most driving I have ever done. Alas, next week promises even farther journeys and earlier starts. I am therefore very tired.
But I wouldn’t leave you without something to read on this Friday morning. Yes, this might be shameless padding (because I’m too tired to come up with anything more complex than sarcasm and witticisms), but it still counts!
I mean this isn’t even a paragraph, but it’s getting its own little space, because it’s special.
Anyway, two bits of news have crept into existence very recently, so let’s take a look at them in a moderate amount of detail.
Alright, so I was off by a month or so. I’m still calling it. The PlayStation Vita Slim is coming to the UK in less than a week from the time of this posting.