For once I side with SCEE regarding this.
Companies set their own prices I get that, still doesn't mean that the people at SCEE haven't done a crap job though... especially when it comes to the PS Plus section and their constant "it's coming" but hardly ever does.
As an example I purchased RECVXHD from the US store and it immediately came with bundeled avatars (as did RE4 apparently). The PAL store offered a note on their Official Update blog saying free RE4 Avatars for all Plus users and also those who purchased RE4HD... that was September last year and it still hasn't been done.
Capcom Europe's fault or not on supplying them, the SCEE staff shouldn't be promicing things like this without knowing it is coming or not. They seem to do this a lot with many things and thats why the comments on the updates everyweek tend to be fairly negative. LOL
That is that Capcom and their regional offices weren't responding to Sony at ALL.
SCEE would have gotten a set press piece from the company stating the intentional marketing incentive to get people to actually buy it, but Capcom hasn't kept up with their marketing promises (pretty clear a lot of their marketing division doesn't give a shit with covers for games being copied from IGN, title spelled incorrectly and so-on).
One of the Sony staff left and the new staff member replacing him tried to contact them again, but explained what was happening on both the blog and forums from what I recall.
So, in this case - multiple staff tried to contact Capcom. Capcom ignored them after giving them a set press release for PSN and didn't keep their word with said press release, much to the annoyance of people that had purchased things.
Do people still care about PS1 emulation on the PS3? Emulating on the PC is superior, easier and not prone to assholes ignoring your region and then sucking extra out of your wallet when they finally get off their ass.
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What I find amusing is that RE2 and RE3 are labeled as US imports, as if to say that those games weren't released in PAL regions.
Utterly shameful of Capcom.
Last edited by Mr. Spencer; 03-01-2012 at 08:32 PM.
About the RE avatars with RE4/CV. The error was Capcoms fault for being lazy and just copy/pasting the blog text from the US store, Capcom claimed afterwards we were never meant to get the avatars.
Either Capcom-europe or SCEE are useless, likely both. CE claim RE avatars submitted to SCEE...in 2010 I think they claimed this originally, SCEE claim CE not submitted them. You tell both the others comment...they stick to their own version still.
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Re: Sony and Press Releases - The RE4 avatar announcement went up on a daily annoucement for content going up that day if I recall correctly. You'd kinda think they'd know what they were producing online that day more or less. Seems a bit silly to me.
Avatars were just one example though, SCEE seems to have run of doing this with a lot of content. I saw last weeks updates by the new updating guy promicing more parity with the US store updates, but we'll see.
Last edited by Rombie; 03-02-2012 at 03:32 AM.
I'll have you know that the EU PlayStation Store boasts the largest collection of EyePet avatars on the entire PlayStation Network.
Oh shit.... why didn't someone tell me this sooner!
I remember when David Reeves stepped down and we all thought things would improve, namely because Reeves wasn't the best public speaker around and we got the impression that he didn't really care all that much about the region he was governing over. Then we had Andrew House, everyone hoped for the best and well, new blood might be what we need, etc. But it was the same problem, things got a little more organised but we were no better off than with Reeves.
And now we have some bloke who looks like Keith Chegwin, don't remember his name but it's the same situation. Nothing ever changes.
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