GearNuke: "MLB 14: The Show was supposed to be one of the many Day 1 Digital title for the PS4, which allowed its user to download the game on its official release. Unfortunately, in the case of MLB 14: The Show, it never worked."
Sony has to get that right... Especially with the preloading coming
So they don't deliver and yet force you to spend the money on their store anyway. I disagree with these politics :(
"Offers Refund For Digital Purchase"
My issue with digital download is when you download it and there's some kind of corrupted data that messes with your game. It happens to me a lot with my PC games. You have to go and download it again. With games being bigger in size, I don't have the bandwidth nor the patience to go off and re-downloading it. From a disc, if anything it'll take less than a minute to get everything up and going again. Also I don't know when the pre-loading feature will come, but I'm guessing it's with the next update. They said it will come, not "it's here".
Update: The PlayStation Store download issue regarding MLB 14 The Show on PS4 has been resolved. We apologize for any frustration this caused, and thank the community for its patience and understanding. http://blog.us.playstation....
im so disappointed, i bought it on the ps store a day before hoping to play and now i get this BS from sony
Pre-loading is the most overrated thing talked about this gen. They need to get this fixed, but I have full confidence they will do so.
This has nothing to do with pre-loading. This is Day 1 Digital. Pre-loading isnt even available yet
It better work for watch dogs
While it kinda sucks, I think there's a bit of an overreaction here. As a person who's played MMOs since the mid 90s... never expect anything to go as planned on day 1 of any digital release. Never. Hopefully Sony fixes it so that their future pre-loading plans actually work. And, hey, you know, perhaps they make sure all their exclusive titles utilize it? From the article: "A whole set of angry comments were posted by various users on the official PlayStation Blog and reddit regarding Sony’s failure to deliver on their Day 1 digital program." Looked at both sources. Both pale in comparison to the vitriol being shown here. Good ole game journalism.
Wow a comment with some common sense. You really expect gamers today to except anything but perfection. I mean no one can ever make a mistake right. Humans are perfect right? It's really sad how upset people over some minor things. Stuff happens sometime in life, and even though it might be a minor inconvenience, you just have to work through it until a fix or solution comes. I'm sure Sony is aware of this issue and will handle it. Do any of you complainers ever make a mistake at work? Opps, I forgot that all of you are perfect. You know sometimes my cable or Internet goes out. Is it the end of the world? Nooo. Sometimes peoples car breaks down or anything else made by humans can break or stop working. Does the world stop going? Nooo. Some of your need to come back to reality and realize this perfect world your imagining doesn't exist.
I never depend on anything digital day one. You hit it on the head anyone who has high expectations for day 1 digital content is asking for trouble unless you can download it days in advance. I am sure it will get fixed eventually but I find games are always better to just go to the store and buy it or at least buy it online for launch day shipping.
this stuff is still new so let's give both sony/ms some time, i am sure both will get this right moving forward
It's still early into this generation and some hiccups should be expected and accepted. Sony will get it right but being upset about it is understandable. For the inconvenience Sony should offer affected customers a 5.00 or 10.00 PSN store credit as an olive branch to people who didn't get what they paid for when they staid it would be available.
Don't worry Sony has your back later on :)
Nice name hehe Actually last game I took off for and pre-ordered was MGS4...after that really didn't care anymore,.one more day or week to play a game, no difference to me...it just didn't feel the same, too much PR around games, loved the time when gamers hyped games nor people that don't even play games themselves...I guess Kojima had right: "War has changed..." it was metaphoric about VG industry:P
Shame for the people who bought the game digitally hoping to be able to download it first thing this morning. Sony shouldn't be advertising something if they aren't going to back it up. It's poor business practices.
At least they get the refund. But it's pretty disappointing not being able to play a game you were looking forward to.
And to think yesterday I was about to cancel my reservation at gamestop and buy the digital version instead because I wanted to play it before classes this morning, glad I didn't
From where I stand there are still 14 more hours in this day. As long as I get it today no harm done. Something tells me the game will pretty much be the same no matter what time I download it today. Read a book, go for a run, do some house work. The sky is not falling.
Problem is Sony promised it at 12:01am. It was part of their whole "Day 1 Digital promotion" telling you that you can get it before everyone else does because you can start the download as soon as the clock strikes the next day. Kind of defeats the purpose huh?
In life sometimes things happen. Does anyone actually believe they purposely told people that the game would be available at said time, only to turn around and not be able to deliver? Is it slightly frustrating? Yes! Is it the end of the world? NO!
You're talking to self entitled gamers, they won't like this comment. How dare you tell them that the world doesn't revolve around them! How dare you!!!
I guess I just don't know a lot about making a software file available for download, but it sure doesn't seem like it should be that big of a deal. What am I missing?
Refund my ass. I just got off the phone with customer service and they told me that they said it would be available "after" 1201 am est and that it's being packaged with the PS Store update LATER today. Complete BULLSHIT. No option of a refund or credit of ANY kind was given to me which is damn rediculous. Told me I can call back after the store update goes live to "try" and get a refund.
I called back and hour later after this post and spoke to another person who gladly gave me a refund. Went to Rapestop and copped the disc version.
Almost 12 hours now...still...nothing...
glad i just walked to walmart and bought it. much easier process. lol
While this is definitely disappointing, at least they may be able to get a refund. The case could be that they have a legitimate reason why this occurred, I would wait and hear official word about what exactly transpired. A few questions to lend some perspective. Have other PSN digital releases had this same issue? What about Second Son, did that release as promised? If so, I believed this could be just an unfortunate situation. My point is, any system is prone to glitches. Should be interesting to hear what really happened. On the plus side, the game looks really good, and that coming from someone who isn’t in the least interested in MLB games. Hope you all enjoy it if you get your hands on a copy.
No other games had this issue, Infamous released fine and Watch_Dogs should be start of games allowing preloading. One problem on a game that frankly is a minor release compared to some really isn't worth the fuss people are putting up.
It's a bummer for those who paid for the digital download and aren't able to play it, i'm sure sony is working on the problem to rectify it. I just hope they have the problem fixed before watchdogs come out later this month, i pre-ordered the digital download a couple weeks ago
I would of been mad if it was me getting nothing day 1. I need my game, ya know!?!
They're working on the problem: https://twitter.com/PlaySta...
BS they offered a refund. I was on the phone for an hour and on the chat for an hour nobody offered me a refund. They just said it would be up by midnight tonight on the East Coast. That I had to wait, they werent going to compensate me or give me a refund for my order. This was just an hour ago.
Dam I was going to get watch dogs on ps4 download.. now I'm worried it won't be there day one
You and I both. I was just yesterday going to preorder the gold edition… But, this made me think twice about doing that. I would like to play Watchdogs day one, not day 1.75.
I pre-ordered the digital version watchdogs 3 weeks ago, just have to wait and see.
I actually did preorder the regular version of watchdogs about the same time, but got them to refund the money so I could get the gold edition. I'm glad I had them do that, because now I have the option of whether or not I want to preorder it. It's all going to boil down as to whether they are going to honor that pre-download they said the game would have.
they messed up on one game, two game tops. Big deal. Companies make mistakes. It's not like you won't get your game.
Are you whining about whiners?
Don't get him started. He'll start whining about whiners who whine about whiners.
He has 1 bubble. He did start and he's done now.
How do they expect to pull off digital preloading on Watchdogs when they can't even do this? No offense to Sony bu Microsoft has already been doing this with there games for a while. Get with it Sony as this just makes me want to keep physical media when simple things like these fail or if your internet fails or you only have a small 500 gig to work with Microsoft I'm talking to you. You need to provide external support. Guys found out the other day when Live was down for a hour they could not play any of there games. I'm becoming more and more for physical media until this crap is ironed out and connection speeds and data caps get better or are lifted.
Ouch. This was going to be my 1st full digital download on my ps4. Glad I didn't pull the trigger.
Well that sucks, oh well, just have to wait
Although this is not a seriously bad issue it does speak to the level of testing that Sony does. They have delayed firmware upgrades a few times with PS4, and now this. Glad that they aren't releasing crap, but come on Sony, get your act together. Amateur hour is over. If I did software releases like Sony has done so far this gen I would be fired from my job (Yes, I lead software development teams). And it is laughable that the refund is into your Sony Wallet rather than back against your credit card. So, what they are saying is we already took your money that's too bad. Go spend $60 to get the game at a retail store and you have to spend another $60 on something else too... That isn't refund. That is an in store credit.
Just buy the disc for retail then. Amazon Best Buy Toys'r'us Gamestop, they haven't gone out of business yet have they? Gateway MT6706 2008
Only makes sense to buy them on disc anyways. That way you can trade it in before the next season comes out.
In other news the water is wet.You can;t always expect everything to go according to plan.Sometimes a snag gets in the way. Hope this is a lesson for all you people who want a so called "ALL DIGITAL FUTURE". Physical>Digital when possible.
Seriously, people get so worked up over something this small yet they turn around and parade all digital future. It's as if the two lines of thought never crossed paths before I say all this but in reality if you haven't seen the issues with all digital future thus far into Videogame history then it's a lost cause.
You dare to make sense dear sir? Shame on you!
You'd think this was the 1st delay in history. Wasn't long ago I had to wait a day or 2 to get a code sent to me because A Wolf Among Us season pass was bullshittin.
Update: Sony just tweeted its up
I love all the crybabies on here. This is the BEST baseball game on the market. You don't think Sony would have it up if it was ready to go? They're making sure it's going to be full quality before it's released digitally. So either have patience or get a refund like a brat.
At least they offered the refunds, I know many of us were definitely eager to play it but it could have been worse. Always a little weary about buying digital retail games, at least if you buy the disk copy you can sell it if it sucks, digital you're stuck with it no matter what.
It's available now. And look, the world didn't come to an end! Going out for starbucks while it downloads. Let the games begin!
people expect absolute perfection which is the worst thing to expect.
Why is this story still up it's been out for download since 3pm est.
Because people love to make it out to be worse than what it actually was. Yes the download took longer than we wanted but it is working now. I just played an exhibition game of it with my Vita viz remote play and it was smooth. I cannot wait to get home tomorrow from work and play a few games and then start RTTS on Thursday when I have a lot more time on my hands.
I really don't see what the complaints are over... it was fixed in what appears to be less than a day plus for us in the uk if you want to play it you have to wait for friday still as far as i'm aware so I don't see why they are complaining-still getting it before most other places in the world...
I was finally able to download the game at 12:01am on May 7th. Seriously, the last bit downloaded exactly 24 hours after it was supposed to release. After playing just a few games, I am hooked. The visuals are insane! I am still miffed about losing a vacation day to Sonys tardiness, but the game is great. Definitely recommended.
For everyone who had issues downloading it take a look at your e-mails. Sony just sent me one giving me a $5 voucher code and another code for 6,000 Stubs.
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