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Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Aug 10, 2010 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

Hi Everyone – It’s time for the weekly PlayStation Store Update.

PlayStation Plus

Qore Episode 27: August 2010 (Free to PlayStation Plus Subscribers, regular price $2.99)
File size: 1.43 GB

Red Faction Guerrilla Game Trial (Free and Exclusive to PlayStation Plus Subscribers)
File size: 5.86 GB

PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap (Early Access for PlayStation Plus Subscribers; PlayStation Plus price $5.24, regular price $6.99)

High Velocity Bowling (PlayStation Plus price $5.00, regular price $9.99)

WipEout Fury DLC (PlayStation Plus price $7.99, regular price $9.99)

UNCHARTED Eye of Indra Comic Bundle (PlayStation Plus price $1.25, regular price $2.49)

Aero Racer – Minis (Free to PlayStation Plus Subscribers)

Nebula Tunnels Theme (Free to PlayStation Plus Subscribers)

Updates

1942: Joint Strike – Sale (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Section 8 – New Sale (now $24.99, original price $29.99)
Matt Hazard: Blood Bath And Beyond – Permanent Price Change (now $9.99, original price $14.99)

Qore

Qore Episode 27: August 2010 ($2.99)
Episode 27 of Qore: Presented by the PlayStation Network experiences the dog days of Kane & Lynch 2, gets trapped in the Splatterhouse, discovers TerRover, and explores Kyoto, Japan.
File size: 1.43 GB

Qore Annual Subscription: August 2010 ($24.99)
Qore: Presented by the PlayStation Network is a monthly interactive video production covering the world of PlayStation. Qore provides its audience with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to developers and their games, from both the SCE Worldwide Studios and the third-party community, where the audience member can freely navigate through the content.
File size: 1.43 GB

Qore Annual Subscription Renewal: August 2010 ($19.99)
Qore: Presented by the PlayStation Network is a monthly interactive video production covering the world of PlayStation. Qore provides its audience with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to developers and their games, from both the SCE Worldwide Studios and the third-party community, where the audience member can freely navigate through the content. **This special offer is only available to persons who are renewing their subscriptions.**
File size: 1.43 GB

Downloadable Games

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game ($9.99)
Scott Pilgrim is a lovable loser and the best fighter in the province. He is in love with Ramona Flowers. But she has baggage! To get the girl, Scott must defeat the League of Ramona’s evil exes…
ESRB Rated T
File size: 176 MB

Red Faction: Guerrilla ($19.99)
Mason arrives on Mars hungry for a new life. But the promise of a brighter future for Mason quickly fades. The Earth Defense Force have adopted heavy-handed checkpoints and omnipresent armed patrols. As violence escalates, an underground resistance known as the Red Faction swiftly gathers strength to combat the EDF. Mason’s quest for a new life has become a battle for survival, and the fate of the planet now rests with him and the Red Faction.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 5.86 GB

PSone Classics

CTR: Crash Team Racing ($5.99)
CTR: Crash Team Racing is speeding your way! It’s a multiplayer character racing game featuring your favorite bandicoot, Crash, and a host of his friends…and foes! Download this PS one Classic today!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 312 MB

Game Demos (free)

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game Demo
Scott Pilgrim is a lovable loser and the best fighter in the province. He is in love with Ramona Flowers. But she has baggage! In this trial, you will find that in order to get the girl, Scott must defeat the League of Ramona’s evil exes…
ESRB Rated T
File size: 176 MB

Mafia II Demo
Make a man of yourself in this new demo. The assignment: deal with a chump that isn’t playing ball the way the Mob likes it.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 1.03 GB

Add-on Game Content

Red Dead Redemption – Legends and Killers Pack ($9.99)
The massive, action-packed world of Red Dead Redemption gets bloodier with the epic new multiplayer content of the Legends and Killers Pack. Battle it out in nine new map areas, unlock new challenges and trophies, and hone your combat skills with the deadly Tomahawk. Then play as classic characters from Red Dead Revolver — Red Harlow, Annie Stoakes, Jack Swift, Buffalo Soldier, Shadow Wolf, Pig Josh, Ugly Chris, and Mr. Kelly.
File size: 43 MB

Naughty Bear – Episode 8 – Danger Bear (free)
This new level will introduce player to the X-Bears, a league of superhero bears led by Danger Bear! Spandex-clad and ready for war, the X-Bears posssess super powers and are admired by many of the other bears on the Island of Perfection… except, of course, Naughty Bear.
File size: 89 MB

Dragon Age: Origins – The Golems of Amgarrak ($4.99)
NOTE: This adventure is extremely challenging. The dwarves’ lost thaigs, forgotten for a thousand years, are finally within reach. Among them is Amgarrak, once home to scholars intent on rediscovering Caridin’s art of golemcraft. But an expedition to the ruins has gone missing. Only you can uncover the gruesome fate that befell them.
File size: 406 MB

Dragon Age: Origins – Golem’s Might (AKA The Reaper’s Cudgel) (free with purchase of Dragon Age: Origins – The Golems of Amgarrak)
Play the Golems of Amgarrak to unlock special rewards in Dragon Age: Origins.
File size: 100 KB

Dragon Age Origins: Awakening – Golem’s Might (AKA The Reaper’s Cudgel) (free with purchase of Dragon Age: Origins – The Golems of Amgarrak)
Play the Golems of Amgarrak to unlock special rewards in Dragon Age: Origins.
File size: 100 KB

Guitar Hero
For all song credits please visit www.guitarhero.com.

  • “Fat Lip” – Sum 41 ($1.99)
  • “In Too Deep” – Sum 41 ($1.99)
  • “Still Waiting” – Sum 41 ($1.99)
  • Sum 41 Track Pack ($5.49) – Downloadable Track Pack featuring “Fat Lip”, “In Too Deep”, and “Still Waiting” by Sum 41. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading.

File size: 29 – 39 MB (singles), 100 MB (track pack)

Rock Band
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit www.RockBand.com.

  • “Jesus Built My Hotrod” – Ministry ($1.99)
  • “Stigmata” – Ministry ($1.99)
  • “Thieves” – Ministry ($1.99)
  • Ministry Pack 02 ($5.49) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track pack: Ministry Pack 02. This pack includes “Jesus Built My Hotrod”, “Stigmata”, and “Thieves”” by Ministry.

Rock Band Network

  • “Descend Into The Eternal Pits Of Possession” by The Project Hate MCMXCIX ($0.99)
  • “Icarus Song” by Furly ($0.99)
  • “The Crying Machine (Live)” by Steve Vai ($1.99)
  • “Tree Village” by Dance Gavin Dance ($1.99)
  • “We Are The Nightmare” by Arsis ($1.99)

File size: 22 – 75 MB (singles), 125 MB (track pack)

Avatars

Super Street Fighter IV Avatars ($0.49) (x5)
File size: 103 – 123 KB

Game Videos (free)

Landit Bandit Trailer
File size: 91 MB (HD)

Brink Developer Diary #1
File size: 125 MB (HD), 205 MB (1080)

Top Gun – Trailer
File size: 82 MB (1080)

PS3 Themes

Great White Sharks Theme ($1.49)
File size: 5.88 MB

Space: The Final Frontier Theme ($1.49)
File size: 5.49 MB

Wallpapers (free)

Top Gun – Wallpaper
File size: 319 KB (SD), 844 KB (HD)

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Madden NFL 11 PSP ($39.99)
Madden NFL 11 for the PSP grants you unprecedented access to Everything You See On Sunday, including all-new commentary from the most exciting play-by-play voice in sports, Gus Johnson. Build the ultimate dynasty in the robust Franchise mode, change history in the Superstar Challenge mode, or simply take your NFL fandom with you on the road wherever you go.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 502 MB

Game Demos (also available from PS3 Storefront) (free)

Valkyria Chronicles 2 Demo
Download the Valkyria Chronicles 2 demo now! The epic RPG continues as Gallia erupts in civil war against a rebel army plotting to overthrow the country’s regime. Lead your fellow cadets on a heroic journey through 200+ missions, fight with 30 brand new military units and customize characters, weapons and tanks with over 3 times the options as before! Experience the all new co-op and versus multiplayer modes and the revamped BLiTZ Battle System!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 78 MB

Game Videos (free)

Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team Trailer #2
File size: 7.47 MB

Phantasy Star Portable 2 Announcement Trailer
File size: 8.69 MB

PSP Themes (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Great White Sharks PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 512 KB

Space: The Final Frontier PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 516 KB

//Add Your Own

219 Comments   2 Replies

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+ ExPresident on August 10th, 2010 at 4:05 pm said:

What gives with the PSN+ ‘content’. Nothing about that is a +. Red Faction is old as hell and isn’t exciting. Give us trials to new games to encourage us to buy them, not crap we’ve played or is old as that.

The only thing good about this week is two demo’s because thats what I want. I want to test games to know if they are worth my time, and more importantly my money. How are you messing this up Sony? Are you serious? Let me run this example by you:

Two kids setup corner sales stands. One kid is selling little dixie cups of your standard lemonade for .25 a cup. The kid across the street advertises a fancy game decorated cup thats the newest on the market, that lasts for more than one use and a different flavor of lemonade for .30 a cup. Who do you think I’m going with? Yeah, thats right the .30 cup.


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+ ExPresident on August 10th, 2010 at 4:05 pm said:

Continued:

Now how does that compare? Your the boring kid selling us a one hour trial of Red Faction thats old as old gets in the gaming industry while you could be putting up a hot SONY EXCLUSIVE WITH 1 HOUR TRIAL to get people hooked and they know its new, shiny, and fun and they get to try it for an hour which in the end grants you more than the $19.99 your charging for Red Faction because its a newer game. What is your problem Sony? How do you not get this? And don’t tell me you aren’t charging for this, I had to pay $50 to get that included “1 hr trial” time as a ‘benefit’. If I knew you’d be feeding me expired cereal instead of name brand fresh Wheaties I’d have told you to go pound sand.


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+ ExPresident on August 10th, 2010 at 4:06 pm said:

Continued (screw 1250 characters btw!):

Now that I’ve got my rant out of the way understand I support Sony and I highly doubt anyone from this blog is going to read it, much less give a crap. But I assure you. I’m not purchasing jack from this update, now or ever. Call it my loss if you want but there are plenty of other titles, and games I can play and give my money to besides you and this piss poor update from a ‘Premium’ service. I’m a big Sony fan. I buy Sony stuff, my TV, my PS3, my electronics are typically Sony but you guys seriously have your head jammed extremely far up your [DELETED] when it comes to simple logic and obviously the majority of the people on this blog can’t figure out how you don’t see the light.

Get with it…. at some point please?


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+ anti_sock on August 10th, 2010 at 4:09 pm said:

because sony is determined to run itself into the ground.
and lol at the polo


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+ KingDubin on August 10th, 2010 at 4:11 pm said:

@#80:

and like I said before, I will bet all the money in my account (which isn’t much, by the way) that Xbox Live had these exact same problems when it first started on Xbox 1.

When you have a subscription service like PS+, There is bound to have some growing pains early on. Just ask people who been with PSN since the very beginning of the PS3. or all the Netflix early adopters. I know that the content isn’t nearly worth the $50, but neither was Xbox Live early on. but people stuck with it. You guys have to understand, this is Sony’s first rodeo with this type of subscription service. it will get better in time, just like Xbox Live did. Trust me, it will. I promise.

Anyways….

Yes, EA finally release two of the greatest drumming Rock songs of all time as a DLC (Jesus Built My Hotrod & Thieves)! Now, if only you will release that Sunny Day Real Estate-The Rising Tide DLC Full Album you promised A YEAR AGO, then maybe, just maybe you will have my money.


106

+ HatmanTc on August 10th, 2010 at 4:13 pm said:

@anti_sock you that bored you’re trolling the PS blog?


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+ anti_sock on August 10th, 2010 at 4:13 pm said:

yea


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+ wolfzero1 on August 10th, 2010 at 4:16 pm said:

I’m really glad I haven’t sprung for the Plus subscription, there either hasn’t been anything worth getting or stuff that I’ve already bought. If Sony wants Plus to succeed they really need to start offering stuff to make people want to get it


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+ jimmyfoxhound on August 10th, 2010 at 4:16 pm said:

The content you’re offering PS Plus members is TOO OLD!! Red Faction: Guerrilla? Wipeout HD Fury?? This would be good content… ummm over a YEAR ago!! Plus is like a time machine. You can travel back in time and experience old games no one plays anymore! XD


110

+ anti_sock on August 10th, 2010 at 4:17 pm said:

well the PS3 already traveled back in time once


111

+ VofEscaflowne on August 10th, 2010 at 4:19 pm said:

Okay so the Scott Pilgrim vs the World codes seem to be active yet mine still won’t work. Should I just wait and hope that it sorts itself out or is there actually someone I can contact over this?


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+ ProjectInfiniti on August 10th, 2010 at 4:22 pm said:

LOL it’s not even worth trying to please these people. They see one thing they want but yet they find something else to complain about.

Go out, go get laid or something.


113

+ anti_sock on August 10th, 2010 at 4:24 pm said:

lol at throwing the life card.


114

+ polo155 on August 10th, 2010 at 4:26 pm said:

like i said, @anti_sock has no console, or avatar=no life! SONY PS3!! PSP!! lmao@u!


115

+ Cyb3rfr34k-iso on August 10th, 2010 at 4:26 pm said:

I just bought Matt Hazard: Blood Bath And Beyond 2 Weeks ago
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+ ZephLaeliash on August 10th, 2010 at 4:26 pm said:

A little disappointed about PSOne Classic releases still, especially when some major titles are available in other parts of the world. It takes a homebrewer 30 minutes tops to put a PSOne game on their PSP, I really don’t understand why its so hard for Sony to step it up a bit with this, especially when they make money off of it.

Other than that, decent update over all.


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+ anti_sock on August 10th, 2010 at 4:27 pm said:

lol no


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+ Cyb3rfr34k-iso on August 10th, 2010 at 4:28 pm said:

I just bought Matt Hazard: Blood Bath And Beyond 2 Weeks ago
F! F! F!


119

+ JKar275 on August 10th, 2010 at 4:30 pm said:

@Grace:

I’m another PS Plus subscriber that is very disappointed by the content that you’re providing for us. You should not be giving us one-hour game trials for games that are so old such as Infamous and Red Faction Guerilla. Instead – you should be giving us recently released (within the past 4 weeks) games for the one-hour trials.

Furthermore, PS Plus subscribers should be at the “front of the line” when it comes to participating in betas (DC Universe Online, The Agency, Killzone 3, etc). We should also be able to get discounts on the subscription fees for all of the upcoming PS3 MMO games (DC Universe Online, The Agency, etc.). PS Plus subscribers should also be eligible to purchase specially discounted items from microtransaction stores within the upcoming PS3 MMOs.


120

+ seraphssavior on August 10th, 2010 at 4:30 pm said:

hold off on buying Scott Pilgrim, it freezes when you try to play the first level.


121

+ Ashend on August 10th, 2010 at 4:33 pm said:

Was so psyched for Scott Pilgrim I didn’t notice that the Mafia II demo came out today; gonna download that too, since it looks fun.


122

+ thekobal on August 10th, 2010 at 4:34 pm said:

I just download and played the demo of Scott Pilgrim game. I lost my lives, and when I tried to CONTINUE, the game failed leaving a blank screen of death. I reboot the PS3 and when I try to play again guess what ? BLANK SCREEN. Please fix this. Thanks !


123

+ SpyDudeFX on August 10th, 2010 at 4:34 pm said:

Are we getting the August dynamic themes/premium avatars on the 8/24 update? Let us know when the cycle begins, was it on 7/27 or 8/3? And does September begin on 9/7?


124

+ StealthReborn– on August 10th, 2010 at 4:35 pm said:

A ton of great content to purchase and download. A really great update, keep up the great work! :)


125

+ NinjaZeroEight on August 10th, 2010 at 4:36 pm said:

Ever since I saw CTR: Crash Team Racing on the UK PSN store a year ago, I never understood why North America didn’t have it on theirs. Now that it’s FINALLY here I’ll be getting it for my girlfriend. It’s her favourite game ever. Thanks, Sony.


126

+ Stoffinator on August 10th, 2010 at 4:37 pm said:

For some reason the PS3 theme downloads but I can’t find it under the settings.


127

+ RoboCop2010 on August 10th, 2010 at 4:44 pm said:

Sony, if you are going to go bi-weekly with PS+ , give us something decent and not garbage. I have spent thousands and thousands of dollars into Sony products. If I have ever been dissapointed in Sony through my years, it would be now.


128

+ berzirk on August 10th, 2010 at 4:44 pm said:

Boy, if I had a PS3, I would be rather excited with this week’s lineup. Unfortunately for me, and unfortunately for Sony, I have a PSP. Which basically means I could download a demo, an old PSOne game, and a gimped Madden. Uhh…seriously? 3 pieces of content? At least you guys know how much it sucks to not be supported. Just ask LucasArts, right.


129

+ that-acmilan-guy on August 10th, 2010 at 4:48 pm said:

I agree with @Edd, last month was great, this month has nothing so far for PS Plus.


130

+ Pitch_Blak on August 10th, 2010 at 4:49 pm said:

Is it just me, or does CTR seem considerably slower than from what I remember? For some reason I remember it being quite smooth…


131

+ swirl_86 on August 10th, 2010 at 4:51 pm said:

Nice job, Sony! You finally released a worthy PSOne Classic! I am sooooooooooo proud of you. Now it’s time to do the impoosible: release another worthwhile PSOne Classic NEXT WEEK!!!


132

+ Bcrichmark on August 10th, 2010 at 4:52 pm said:

HAY SONY HOW ABOUT Little Big Planet 1 ??? EURO has it.??? how about us i mean don’t you want my money again for this game. i would gladly buy it again just to have it installed on my ps3. But don’t get greedy please 20 bucks should be enough. i would pay that. Thanks Please bring LBP 1 for download here USA USA…..


133

+ Kio_Tenchi on August 10th, 2010 at 4:58 pm said:

NOOOOOOO and i was about to buy section 8!!! but the price went up again….. o well maybe next time if it goes down


134

+ RSEVEN on August 10th, 2010 at 4:59 pm said:

sounds like psn+ needs to step up its game,in my line of work we would call this “Doing as little as possible for max profit”


135

+ mrkeith on August 10th, 2010 at 4:59 pm said:

So I take it that in 2 weeks then we will see a new PSN game and PS1 for Playstation Plus right? Is that how this is going to work out?


136

+ anti_sock on August 10th, 2010 at 5:00 pm said:

yup


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+ RoboCop2010 on August 10th, 2010 at 5:00 pm said:

Oh btw. Your giving us 1 week worth of content for 2 weeks of waiting for ps+ members. Not even that… maybe a half a week.


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+ Cyb3rfr34k-iso on August 10th, 2010 at 5:01 pm said:

here’s a list of games i bought and goes in sale 2 week after in theses last 2 month:
Fat Princess
After Burner
Matt Hazard
Section 8
i sure forget somes…
Please Make 1 month in advance PSN sales list AT LEAST!
stop thoses RANDOM sales
give us someting SOLID so we can HOLD into!
Please GOD!


139

+ Caudill on August 10th, 2010 at 5:05 pm said:

Awesome update! REALLY enjoying Scott Pilgrim, so much so, that I haven’t touched any of the other stuff I picked up off the store tonight.

But, sorry, I have to ask yet again…WHERE IS CASTLE CRASHERS??????


140

+ gameboy36 on August 10th, 2010 at 5:17 pm said:

Hehe, the demo for Valkyria Chronicles 2 made up for the lack of anything good for the PSP.


141

+ nelo07 on August 10th, 2010 at 5:19 pm said:

DLC Discounts to Consider for PS+:
Killzone 2 Map Packs
Fallout 3 DLC
Uncharted 2 DLC
Motorstorm 2 DLC
LittleBigPlanet DLC
Burnout Paradise DLC
SF4 & SSF4 DLC
MW2 DLC (though I doubt activision would consider it)
Warhawk DLC (other 2 map packs)

Sony c’mon! Are you guys really gonna wait 4-6 more months to get these out. I know you might not be able to give discounts on the multiplats, but you have enough a exclusives to throw us bone.


142

+ GrayWolf323 on August 10th, 2010 at 5:27 pm said:

is there any point to renewing my Qore annual subscription if I signed up for PlayStation Plus?


143

+ Fahdi on August 10th, 2010 at 5:32 pm said:

Thanks for the nice garbage PS+ content guys. I would have bought Scott Pilgrim today if it wasn’t for your garbage as of yet service. The promises made seem to be broken, this is what’s going to happen.

We move from the usual (free):

1 Free PSN Game
1 PSOne Classic
2 Minis
Free DLC
Free Themes
Free Avatars
Free Qore
Discounts

To (recycled):

Free Qore
Free Demos
Free Themes
Free Avatars
Discounts

Sounds like a coupon club to me. SCEA sucks in comparison to EU PSN, their update is once a month, but damn to they get their money’s worth with +.


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+ PunchoThaBoss on August 10th, 2010 at 5:34 pm said:

Great update I like how you guys got Scott Pilgrim on PSN first thumbs up for that.

Off topic: Though i hope you guys at PS keep a look out on sites like “KOTAKU” look at what they done.

http://www.smgamers.com/?p=2080


145

+ Fahdi on August 10th, 2010 at 5:35 pm said:

I forgot to add a MINI, if we’re lucky.


146

+ heatseeker on August 10th, 2010 at 5:36 pm said:

CTR is great just wish they added an online multiplayer aspect to it like they did with mortal kombat 2


147

+ Justp94 on August 10th, 2010 at 5:41 pm said:

Section 8 should stay $14.99.
It isn’t worth $24.99 or $29.99….


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+ LordMetzen on August 10th, 2010 at 5:50 pm said:

I just bought a slim ps3 because my phat YLOD…should have bought that gtx 480 or ati 5870 for StarCraft 2, you keep “updating” with old games, at least old snake was cool, Guerrilla instead of Just Cause? LOL…sorry, the other “box” is getting my money this week.

PlayStation +?…oh I get it…Plus, more money for you…


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+ C-Murph666 on August 10th, 2010 at 6:01 pm said:

Get Some Scott Pilgrim Avatars Dammit~!!!!!!!!

plz…


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+ GJD21 on August 10th, 2010 at 6:15 pm said:

I just want some stuff for PS plus that isn’t 5 months old. How about giving us cross game chat?


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