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If you preloaded Grim Fandango to your PS4, whether of your own volition or your game-box did it automatically, you might be in for a problem.
The game, although released today, displays a countdown showing that it won’t unlock until tomorrow. Sony has given a suggestion to fix this, and the instructions are as follows:

  1. Return to the PS4 store and purchase the free version of the game (this SKU will only be visible to pre-order users at around 9pm PST.) Purchase the SKU only, do not re-download at this point.
  2. Restore PS4 licenses. [Settings] > [PSN] > [Restore License]. If this doesn’t solve the issue continue to step 3.
  3. Go to Library, highlight Grim Fandango and press Options.
  4. Delete Game Content.
  5. While still in the Library highlight Grim Fandango and press X to re-download the content.
  6. Restore licenses again.

Here’s the problem: This doesn’t fucking work. At least for me. If I try to re-download it, it just shows “play” on the store page instead of “download,” and selecting that gives a “cannot find application” error.  So now I have no game on my console and no way to download it. My advice? Just wait until tomorrow. Of course, it might still be broken then. Great job.

In a new Kickstarter update for Broken Age, Double Fine added this tidbit:

Double Fine is pleased to announce that, along with the console exclusive PlayStation 4 and Vita versions of Grim Fandango, Manny will also reap once again on PC, Mac, and Linux!

And that’s not all, folks! All versions will be launching simultaneously, so everyone can play on day one and not have to worry about those spoilers you’ve been successfully avoiding for the past fifteen years. (Pro-tip: stay off Twitter.)

So hooray, I guess! It’s not that surprising, but good to know for sure.

So far, Sony has been wiping the floor with everyone else. Microsoft put out a valiant effort this year, but was still lacking in games I’m actually interested in. Now it’s time to see what Sony pulls out… Last Guardian for PS4? Parappa 3? LET’S GET IT ON!

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