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Assassin’s Creed 3 day-one update fixes 44 bugs, patch notes here

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 11:01 GMT By Dave Cook

Assassin’s Creed 3 will launch with a day-one patch the first time you boot it up. The patch addresses 44 bugs within the game, all of which you can see below. Beware SPOILER FIXES at the bottom of our article.

OPM reports that the patch notes say it is “highly recommended”, and address the following issues:

Bug Fix

- Animus Synching tutorial, fixed an issue where the player could think he’s stuck in an infinite loading when getting to Boston after the end credits
- Fixed a bug where counter-killing with the bow does not always work
- NPCs spawned too far away could end up being of the wrong type
- Camera could remain stuck after the player being respawned
- Player could remain stuck after diving from a waterfall
- Player could remain stuck if he exits a slopped hay stack at a certain angle
- player would always get immediately detected when performing an unarmed stealth assassination in another guard’s back
- Under rare circumstances, the crowd would stop spawning
- Fixed an animation glitch when interrupting the reception from high profile jump
- Fixed various occurrences of missing sounds
- In some cases, the Animus Database sound ambiance was not stopped when exiting
- Various stats and leaderboards were not showing up properly
- Online shop could sometimes appear empty if fetching the data from Xbox Live is taking too long

Crash Fix

- Possible crash that could happen if the player blends in a crowd group where some NPCs haven’t spawned yet, and while blended performs a kill.
- Possible crash that could happen if the player triggered a loading while being in a covert escort formation with his brotherhood trainees
- Possble crash that could happen when calling a brotherhood trainee with the snipe ability

Naval Missions

- Possible crash if the player spams the swivel guns with the semi-automatic cheat enabled

Side Quest

- Brawler Challenges 3 – Task “Own every weapon available in the stores” would not complete when the player expects it to.
- Fort Monmouth and Fort Division – Quest objectives would fail too early without the fort resetting properly
- New York delivery mission – Game asked for a different item (deer heart) than what was showed to the player (venison)
- New York Liberation Missions – Possible that the game would wrongly display that 2 of the districts were completely liberated when it’s not the case yet

SPOILER FIXES (Like, seriously)

Homestead

- Mission “HAPPY EXPECTATIONS” – Game could remain stuck on a white screen when starting the mission
- On the Homestead, fixed a bug where the player could remain stuck if he performs a corner pose on the left side of Norris’ cave’s entrance

Naval Mission

“OAK ISLAND” – Player could pass through the ground when diving into the cave
- “OAK ISLAND” – Wolves could stop attacking the player and remain stuck

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30 Comments

  1. Mineral4r7s

    *shakes head in disbelieve*

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dave Cook

    @1 games are never finished now, the days of DLC have made it so. I hate it.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. K-V-C

    damm how did ubi not notice some of these lol

    #3 2 years ago
  4. The_Red

    @2
    “games are never finished now”
    Then don’t ship them! Of course its the publishers that I should tell this because like you, I HATE this trend.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Mike W

    Well at least they fixed them right? But I do agree that these publishers should give these developers more time to finish their product

    #5 2 years ago
  6. deathm00n

    You all don’t have a clue, this is just for keeping pirates at bay, if they releases the game before the release date as a leak it would be bugged as hell, only if you really bought the game it will be normal. So we can have a bugged pirate version of the game, at least for the consoles, with pc you have updated cracks so it’s no use

    #6 2 years ago
  7. ps3fanboy

    OMG!!.. another broken unfinished unplayable game on disc, with day one patch that will cost you 60 dollars.

    YOU WANT MORE OF THIS SHIT??… THEN KEEP BUYING THEM!!… or be smart, vote with your wallet and dont buy. this is not acceptable at all if you ask me.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. ps3fanboy

    @5 Mike W

    they fix them?? your game on disc is still broken without this patch. lets say they take away the patch one day… the game is not playable anymore.. so NO ITS NOT FIXED BEFORE THEY RELEASE A DISC WITH THE PATCHED GAME THAT WORK WHEN YOU PLAY THE GAME FROM THE DISC!…

    #8 2 years ago
  9. ps3fanboy

    @6 deathm00n

    releasing unfinished broken games to keep the piracy away??? that was the best comment of today… LMFAO!… i didnt think people could be this thick in the head.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. deathm00n

    @9 Then explain me why, at least on PS3, the first patch (version 1.01) is always free to the company and sony gives them the right and encourages them to release a day one patch, while with all the other patch the company has to pay for sony to give it to the people?

    It’s a well know tactic to keeping games that leak weeks before launch from working properly.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. ps3fanboy

    @10 deathm00n

    its a well know tactic by now that they dont have to finish a game by the date they have set. sony just have to give in to this, because they sell consoles and games sell the consoles. lets say if you wanna do some retro gaming in like 10 years from now. you dont have the the patch anymore and the game is unplayable… you can just look at the ps2 games people still graving and playing to this day. you can forget all about that, if this continue… think a bit longer than your nose tip next time… ITS YOU AS A CUSTOMER AND GAMER THAT ARE LOSING IN THE END. vote with your wallet dont buy broken unfinished games, and you will stop this laziness. why you want to buy unfinished product for top dollars in the first place, makes no sense at all.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Mineral4r7s

    @10 you are aware that… if you can “pirate” games you can MOSTLIKELY also “pirate” patches? Jus sayin.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Bomba Luigi

    Say about the Wii what you want, but I played games like Mario Galaxy, running in no Bugs and it never got Patched.
    Of Course, the Wii can’t patch, but I start to believe thats a good Thing…

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Ireland Michael

    @10 “It’s a well know tactic to keeping games that leak weeks before launch from working properly.”

    *hands you a tinfoil hat*

    The reality of this is this… the chances of people not having access to the day one patch is incredibly small, especially nowadays with practically everyone and their mother (and *their* mother) having access to the internet. Many of these kinda of problems don’t even appear in testing, or not until very late in the process.

    This has nothing to do with “laziness”. Have you *seen* the size and scope of these games? It took *hundreds* of people to get this game out on time. This is not a ten-man SNES game. If it had been delayed, people would have just complained Even more.

    Singular individuals on the Internet defining the meaning of the word “laziness” is both hilarious and ironically hypocritical.

    @13 The Wii can patch, but the patches have to be included in the software update of the console itself, or through a channel update.

    Skyward Sword launched with a very serious game breaking bug, that was all to easy to activate, where you couldn’t continue on in the game at all simply by talking to a character in the wrong way and completing a bunch of quests in a certain order.

    And this is from Nintendo, who tend to have a very strict “We won’t release it until it’s done, no matter how many delays” policy.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. KrazyKraut

    well…in ten years when the patch servers are offline, I will be unable to play the game. well done.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. OlderGamer

    I think it is sad no matter how you look at it. If it doesn’t work, don’t ship it. I think a game that works out of the box is a major obligation of any publisher. Obviously all of us here have internet, but I know a lot of gamers that don’t.

    Todays practice of get it out the door, fix it later is all too common and imo just plan sad.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Ireland Michael

    @15 In ten years…

    – These games will be selling for a fiver online on digital stores
    - Will have “4K Super Special Edition” remakes on PS5 and Xbox 1440
    – Will be bite-sized amounts of data on our 1TB flash drives / SD cards
    – Patches will be easily downloadable from any vaguely (il)legal download site

    You can patch games straight from an SD card / flash drive, so nobody has any excuse not to be able to patch them. And that’s assuming your hardware even still works in 10 years.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Deacon

    @16 +1

    “I think a game that works out of the box is a major obligation of any publisher.”

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Mike W

    @18

    But I think it’s the publishers that are causing the issue (if I’m not mistaken) they’re pressuring the developers to send the product out as soon as possible, regardless if it’s done or not.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Mike W

    @16

    Good point

    #20 2 years ago
  21. ps3fanboy

    @17 Ireland Michael

    you miss the point here… if the game is done properly so it works you dont have to buy it again. yeah you can buy the remake but it gives you an option. with unfinished games you get no option, and what if this game dont get a remake, what then?.. your can never play it again.

    have you tried to play a 10 year old pc games today?.. have you tried look for a patch for a 10 year old game?. i bet you haven’t at all… or you would have mention it… on a fixed hw as the ps2 with a game that is finished, its just plug and play, and that is what people go for. they go not looking for a pentium200, voodoo gfx card or soundblaster16 etc and hunt for patches on virus infested illegal sites…..

    and by the way my atari2600 from 1980 works perfectly well to this day…

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Maximum Payne

    I think problem is in Microsoft and Sony who spend way to much time processing and all those certificates and what not.Even with patches.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Ireland Michael

    @21 There were plenty of pre PS3 / 360 games on console with game breaking bugs.

    I’ve patched dozens of PC games. There are tonnes of websites out there to help with the process, plenty of safe places to download patches from, and services like GOG.com have made the issue almost completely non-existent for a large number of old titles.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Gadzooks!

    I have a cup-and-ball game from the last century which doesn’t need patching, still works perfectly, has never crashed and I know will still work in 10 years time.

    It can’t render a virtual city full of active NPC’s though. It doesn’t give me hundreds of quests and almost limitless freedom in a huge virtual play area. My cup-and-ball doesn’t have a 5.1 digital soundtrack.

    Some people expect the moon on a stick but give no thought to the logistics of how one moves said celestial body onto the stick, or indeed how the hell they expect to pick up the moonsicle.

    It would be bloody heavy!

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Ireland Michael

    @24 Moon a stick?

    How have I never heard this phrase before now? It’s brilliant.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. DrDamn

    @25
    Fist of Fun – Lee and Herring TV series used it alot, not sure if they invented it though.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Gadzooks!

    #25

    She’s a beaut, ain’t she? Picked her up in, oh about ’85. Been using her ever since.

    Never needed patchin neither!

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Ireland Michael

    @26 Never heard of it.

    @27 Hahaha. Cute.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. marcelt

    I have the PS3 Version I cannot get past the the wolves. The part where you find the mysterious woman. When you arrive at her camp you are attacked by 3 wolves. I dont know what button to use on my PS3 to kill them. I am stressed. I am not as good as most of you in this forum.
    Can someone help me or give me directions on what buttons to use to kill them?

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Ireland Michael

    @29 The buttons *should* pop up on your screen when they’re attacking.

    #30 2 years ago

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    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new gameplay video available that shows a bit of action from the PC version. The video below was captured from Nvidia’s GDC conference live-stream. Developer CD Projekt RED was on hand to show off The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s graphical prowess running on a PC. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • Dying Light: Hard Mode and Ultimate Survivor Bundle out March 10

    Dying Light’s second DLC drop, the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, and the free Hard Mode, have been given a solid release date alongside a new trailer. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, the game’s second DLC drop, will release March 10. The DLC is part of the season pass, but will […]

  • Exploration puzzler Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4

    Ether One, the first-person exploration game that puts you in the minds of other people to help change events of their past is coming to PlayStation 4 this year. Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4 this year, developer White Paper Games announced at GDC 2015. A retail version will also be available alongside the […]

  • Larian “murdered” Divinity: Dragon Commander to focus on Original Sin

    Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian talked very candidly about the business side of development and the many unfortunate events that took place for the game to come out as it did. Larian Studios founder Swen Vincke gave a post-mortem on the troubled development of Divinity: Original Sin, and how it managed to overcome all of […]

  • Firewatch probably has the most natural dialogue of any game to date

    Firewatch developer Campo Santo has revealed the first ever gameplay footage of the upcoming exploration game. Firewatch is the first game from super indie studio Campo Santo. The game is set in the Wyoming forests where the player will be exploring the environment and act as a fire lookout. The game features extensive voice-acting as […]

  • White Night launch trailer is a noir thriller trip

    White Night is here, not long after it was revealed and with a mysterious launch trailer. White Night, the black-and-white survival horror set in 1930s Boston, has revealed its launch trailer. White Night is mix of old-school horror, exploration and puzzling solving in an eerie, noir setting. The game’s main mechanic is light. any object […]

  • Free-to-play is “a significant part” of PlayStation’s digital future

    Free-to-play games on PlayStation 4 have seen enough growth that Sony is now considering the model a major part of its future digital business. Sarah Thompson, senior account executive for PlayStation’s free-to-play business said at a GDC panel that Sony has witnessed impressive growth in the free-to-play sector. “We’re really looking at this as a […]

  • Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter documentary releasing free on YouTube

    Broken Age making of documentary Double Fine Adventure will be made available to all. When Double Fine turned to crowdfunding, changing the industry forever, it promised to give an unprecedented look behind the scenes with a professional documentary of the whole development process of Broken Age. That documentary was initially restricted to Kickstarter backers, but […]

  • Gone Home console ports cancelled following Midnight City difficulties

    Gone Home won’t be made available to the console masses after all. Indie hit Gone Home was announced for console release almost exactly one year ago, and we’ve heard absolutely nothing since then. Turns out, that’s because it’s not happening: developer the Fullbright Company confirmed to Eurogamer that the ports have been cancelled. “Our publishing […]

  • Microsoft rang Mojang the day Notch joked about selling

    Minecraft developer Mojang was sold because founder Markus “Notch” Persson made a joke on Twitter. Ever wondered how Minecraft came to be a Microsoft property? It’s actually a pretty great story. Remember when Notch tweeted this? Anyone want to buy my share of Mojang so I can move on with my life? Getting hate for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking update rolling out

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been updated to help fix its tragic matchmaking. Again. Now almost four months old, Halo: The Master Chief Collection was still pretty broken as of this morning, with rubbish matchmaking and plenty of other issues to go around. 343 Industries is still trying to fix it, and has today […]

  • Nvidia unveils Shield, an Android 4K Smart TV set top box

    Nvidia has named yet another product “Shield” in an attempt to render us all hopelessly confused. The heart of Nvidia’s GDC 2015 press conference was the Shield, a $200 Android set top box launching in May. Apparently the “world’s first 4K Android TV”, the Shield supports 4K content encoded with h.265. The box runs on […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront footage shown behind closed doors

    Star Wars Battlefront is being shown to retailers. Now we want EA to show it to us. Star Wars Battlefront is expected sometime this year, so it’s about time EA gave us a look at DICE’s latest. It turns out that while press and gamers have had to twiddle their thumbs, EA is showing it […]

  • Dragon Age lead creative moves onto mysterious new BioWare project

    Dragon Age creator David Gaider is leaving his baby behind. Dragon Age is a team effort, but Gaider was one of the key creatives behind the franchise, creating the setting of Thedas (which, I was recently amused to learn, is an acronym: “THE Dragon Age Setting”). He was lead writer on all three games and […]

  • Unity 5 available for free with “no fucking around”

    Unity 5 looks amazing, and you can download and faff about with it for free right now. “We’re not nickel-and-diming people. When we say it’s free, it’s free. We’re not charging a royalty, which I think is akin to looking for whales.” Unity Technologies announced the release of the fifth version of its popular, simple, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 may be the end of the series

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 released yesterday, and many fans theorise that it marks the end of the series. Five Nights at Freddy’s developer Scott Cawthon has released a new teaser image on his website, but rather than pointing to a new game, many fans believe the teaser signals the end of the series. The […]

  • Source 2 announced, will also be free

    Valve has formally unveiled Source Engine 2, the third major engine to go free to developers at GDC 2015. Source 2 is the successor to the engine Valve has been using since Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2. Valve didn’t have much to say about the technicalities of this long-awaited release. It is apparently focused on […]

  • SteamVR: Valve’s Lighthouse tech allows you to walk around while playing

    SteamVR’s key differentiator is a piece of tech allowing headsets to connect with other devices for extra accurate, room-scale tracking. Valve has announced a new bit of technology called Lighthouse, which it is making freely available to any hardware manufacturer. Like the extra tracking LEDs on Sony’s updated Project Morpheus, Lighthouse improves the headset’s accuracy, […]

  • Steam Machines, Controller, streaming box to launch in November

    Steam Machines will finally become a reality before the end of the year. Valve’s living room PC systems will release in November, the company announced today. Well, I say Valve’s – the idea behind Steam Machines is that a number of manufacturers will offer variously priced systems. Alienware and Falcon Northwest are among the dozen […]

  • Telltale veterans form new team, announce teen thriller Oxenfree

    Oxenfree is a supernatural teen thriller from some of the team behind Telltale Games’ award-winning adventures. New indie Night School Studios unveiled Oxenfree at GDC 2015. It tells the story of a group of friends who accidentally open a “ghostly rift” at an overnight party on the coast. Night School, which is made up of […]

  • PS4 global sales now stand at over 20.2 million

    The PS4 has sold 20.2 million units worldwide. Sony announced the new PS4 sales milestone at GDC 2015 today. It’s a hell of an achievement and salt in the wounds for Microsoft, which hasn’t updated us on Xbox One sales since it shipped “almost” 10 million back in November last year, and has fallen back […]

  • PS4 VR headset Morpheus out in 2016, capable of 120 FPS – video

    Sony’s VR headset Project Morpheus has some impressive grunt. Virtual reality and Morpheus were the heart of Sony’s GDC 2015 presentation today, ahead of its newly announced first-half 2016 comemrcial launch. SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida detailed the headset’s impressive capabilities, notably the fact that it can handle 120 FPS VR games. The PS4 […]

  • Papo & Yo developer making a VR game about dinosaurs

    Some days you write a headline and it makes you so happy that that you have to do a little chair dance, you know what I mean? Papo & Yo developer Minority Media, whom I would personally go to the wall for after they cut out my heart and stomped on it via the medium […]

  • Wasteland 2, Shovel Knight and more in big ole bunch of indies coming to Xbox One

    Xbox One owners are about to receive a pile of great new indie games. At GDC 2015, Microsoft revealed a list of new indie games headed to Xbox One. Some of these titles have already released on other platforms, so it looks like Microsoft has really relaxed the parity clause of ID@Xbox – or perhaps […]

  • Here’s an indie VR game made with Unreal Engine 4

    GDC 2015 is blowing up with indie games, VR and Unreal Engine 4, so here’s a video combining all three. Loading Human is a virtual reality adventure from indie developer Untold Games. It’s in the works for Mac and PC, and Sony has given an early green light for Project Morpheus, too, so expect it […]

  • GTA Online: Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode coming next week

    Heists aren’t the only thing coming to GTA Online next week: players can also expect Adversary Modes, new Daily Objectives and other Freemode activities. GTA Online’s Adversary Modes are new PvP modes which feature a range of competitive challenges and will unlock as players progress through Heists. Here’s a rundown straight from Rockstar: Come Out […]

  • Syndicate is the latest free game download on Origin

    The latest free title to be added to EA’s Origin service is 1993′s Syndicate. For a limited time, you can download the game for free and keep it, much like previous titles such as Theme Hospital. The isometric, real-time, tactical-action game was developed by Bullfrog Productions and released in June 1993. It is a favorite […]

  • Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen now available

    The Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will run you $7.99 and builds upon the existing lore, characters, and storyline. Have a look at some new screenshots in the gallery below.

  • Shadowrun Online gets a name change and release date

    Shadowrun Online developer Cliffhanger Productions has announced the game’s name has been changed to Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown and a release date for April has been set. The new title was formed via the developer and its Kickstarter backers, with the goal being to let those unfamiliar with the game know by the title alone […]

  • Amazon hosting Rockstar and 2K Games sale

    Amazon is hosting a Rockstar Games and 2K Games sale with discounts Max Payne titles, Bully and more. Here’s just some of the offerings listed: Manhunt 2 PC Download $3.00 Max Payne 3 PC Download $4.00 Bully: Scholarship Edition PC Download $3.00 LA Noire Xbox 360 $2.95 L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition PC Download $6.00 […]

  • Destiny weekly reset video shows off Inferno Crucible gameplay

    We have a gameplay video featuring Inferno Crucible gameplay featured in the Destiny weekly reset for you. In it, Arekkz Gaming gives you a look at Inferno Crucible and goes over the various intricacies. You can read up on the weekly reset through the links.

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 available from today

    Episode 2 for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is now available. If you’ve purchased the Complete Season, you’ll be able to download Episode 2 on PS3, PS4 and Xbox One. Steam players should see the episode go live around 9-10pm PST, and Xbox 360 owners should be able to download very early tomorrow morning, per Capcom […]

  • Here’s a sneak peek video for Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

    Fatshark Games has released a sneak peek video for its upcoming Games Workshop title, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Vermintide is a FPS, co-op action title coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and its set during the End Times of the Warhammer universe in the city of Ubersreik. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video shows Ascendance DLC early access weapon

    As you know, Xbox Season Pass holders now have early access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Now you can watch a trailer for the weapon. The OHM directed energy hybrid weapon can switch between an LMG and Shotgun “on the fly,” and it also includes the OHM-Werewolf […]

  • March PS Plus games include OlliOlli 2, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, more

    March PlayStation Plus titles have popped up on the PS Plus page. Noticed by NeoGAF user skynidas, the titles include: OlliOlli2 (PS4/VITA) Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4) Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (PS4) Counterspy (PS4/PS3) Papo & Yo (PS3) Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment (PS3) A notice has also been posted on the EU PS […]

  • Sci-fi horror game Caffeine will release on Xbox One, PS4 alongside PC – new trailer

    Caffeine creator Dylan Browne has announced the Unreal Engine 4 game will be released on Xbox One. The game will be published through Microsoft’s Indie Program. As previously announced, it is also coming to PC and and now PlayStation 4. Caffeine is a sci-fi horror game which stars a young boy who has been abandoned […]

  • Xbox 360 Preview program invites going out this month

    Much like the Xbox One Preview program, starting early this month, invites for the Xbox 360 Preview program will start rolling out. Select invitees will be able to join program directly from their Xbox 360. A special Xbox Live message will be sent, directing users to head over to their Settings page. Further instructions are […]

  • Tron: Legacy director in negotiations for Gran Turismo film

    Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is said to be in early negotiations to direct the Gran Turismo film. This is according to the Hollywood Reporter, which states Michael De Luca is still slated as one of the producers alongside Matt Milam, Dana Brunetti, Josh Bratman, DeVon Franklin and Elizabeth Cantillon. Plot details are still unknown […]

  • Fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation is available for download

    The Trigger, which is is the fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation, is available to download from today. In it, players will “compete against the clock” across three new maps in Survivor Mode. Set before the events of the main game, players step into the shoes of Sevastopol Station’s Ricardo who will do what he […]

  • HBO Go app now available on PlayStation 4

    Sony has announced the HBO Go app will be made available for download later today for PlayStation 4. The app works just like the PS version. Now you can watch True Detective, Game of Thrones, Veep and more through your console. Information on installation is available through the PS Blog.