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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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+ digitalman123 on August 10th, 2010 at 6:20 pm said:

Naughty Bear DLC?? I gotta try Naughty Bear. I don’t even think I read the Uncharted Indra thing I downloaded! Should do that. Maybe I’ll try the Mafia 2 demo.


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+ TomHoang on August 10th, 2010 at 6:26 pm said:

One good PS1 classic in two months…


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+ LordChocoSlime on August 10th, 2010 at 6:27 pm said:

It’s great to finally have CTR on the U.S. PS Store even though I still don’t understand why it took this long to release the download of this 1st party game in the U.S. (Japan & Europe had it for about 2 two years or so). Anyhow, I just bought it & I’m downloading it now. Thanks.


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+ clspruill on August 10th, 2010 at 6:30 pm said:

I want to see some Star Wars Themes or Star Wars Avatars. :(


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+ loschupakabras on August 10th, 2010 at 6:53 pm said:

It’s OFFICIAL!!
SONY Just Changed the name From Quore to PS+ (Added $25 to the subscription) and we all fell for it!!! Atleast that’s what it looks like…cause the ONLY thing we are getting with this PS+ updates is the OVERRATED Quore Subscription Package!!!
Game Trials? Couldn’t Care Less!
Minis? Coudln’t Care Less!
Early Demos? Depending on the Game, and How Early we get em before the Game actually hits the store (Then Yes I’m Interested)
But Really All I signed up for was the ADD ONS and Free Full Game Tittles That Sony Promised, But havent delivered!! (Critter Crunch & Wipeout HD…is That All?)
Now we’re in our first Update since Sony (Out of Nowhere changed from a weekly update to Bi-Weekly and We get the WORST UPDATE of them All!)


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+ loschupakabras on August 10th, 2010 at 6:54 pm said:

But Don’t Worry My Fellow PS+ Subscribers we will be seeing GREAT PS+ Updates from Sony (Though we might have to wait till June-July of Next Year Just around the Time our subscriptions is about to Expire…Just so we can forget ALL about the first 11 months of Bad Updates!!)

You Know what will Make My PS+ Subscription worth EVERY PENNY? IF Atleast We (PS+ Subscribers are able to Transfer Our Singstar Songs (purchased from the Singstore) from 1 PS3 to a New 1 with no Problem!!! (even if it deactivates it from the Old PS3)


157

+ KingDubin on August 10th, 2010 at 6:59 pm said:

Again I Seriously think that Xbox Owners were complaining about the EXACT SAME THINGS that you guys are complaining about when Xbox Live first launched.

Just sayin’.


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+ Vip_Sphinx on August 10th, 2010 at 7:00 pm said:

I subscribed to playstation plus, what happens with my existing Qore subscriptiion? Do we get any credit at all?


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+ Sypher9 on August 10th, 2010 at 7:02 pm said:

Another week and STILL no Blacklight: Tango Down. Zombie Games has yet to specifiy exactly what is taking them so freaking long to release it on the PS3, only merely stating in a vague fashion that “some feaetures aren’t working right on the PS3, we’re trying to fix it”. God, the whole disconnect between gamers and developers is right unsettling. Things can only get worse down the road.

As for the update proper, I appreciate that a TRUE PSOne classic has finally been released, and while I have not exactly been looking forward to Mafia II, a demo of an eagerly awaited game couldn’t hurt.

Above average update, appreciate it.


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+ onslaughtree on August 10th, 2010 at 7:05 pm said:

3 words….CRASH TEAM RACING !!!!!!


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+ Heatseeker125 on August 10th, 2010 at 7:13 pm said:

Crash Team Racing, Mafia 2 demo, and Valkyria Chronicles 2 Demo. Good update to me. :D


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+ sNsKid on August 10th, 2010 at 7:17 pm said:

Great update. I’m laughing at the price of Section 8 and how it keeps going up by $5 each week. So glad I got it when it was on sale for $10.

I do wish the Playstation Plus content could have been a little better, but it’ll do. I was wondering if there’s a chance we could get Legacy of Kain Soul Reaver for free or even at a discounted price.


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+ FJK46 on August 10th, 2010 at 7:27 pm said:

its about time you guys could have CXTR, I’ve had it for years and recommend it to everyone here


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+ FJK46 on August 10th, 2010 at 7:27 pm said:

I meant CTR not CXTR


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+ MrBeatdown on August 10th, 2010 at 7:30 pm said:

@ The response to 95

The PS+ FAQ says…

“Each month there will be dynamic themes, premium avatars and premium game elements/add-ons for you to download”

Sony may not have lied yet, but you guys are coming pretty close. If the next Plus update in two weeks marks the start of month 3, which is four weeks after Critter Crunch marked the start of month 2, then Sony has failed to deliver the promised avatars, dynamic themes and add-on content for month 2.

Now if you’re going to push the start of month 3 back, making it six weeks since month 2 began,then I suppose you have one last opportunity to fulfill your promises, but even then, you need to offer a pretty hefty amount of themes and avatars and a piece of add-on content to match the amount offered during month 1, which people like me signed up for believing the amount of avatars and themes would be consistent month to month. Even then, it will have taken Sony six weeks to match what was offered during the first four weeks of PS+.


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+ ExPresident on August 10th, 2010 at 7:41 pm said:

@#156

No you don’t get a credit, why would you? You just keep downloading Qore like you usually would.


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+ jvasq on August 10th, 2010 at 8:01 pm said:

wow…I’m just amazed at the amount of people who really don’t read the blog and didn’t actually see the memo about the ps+ being every 2 weeks. call me stupid for checking it everyday and for knowing whats up but if you think about it, I’m not upset about the fact that there isn’t a lot of content. on a side note, i acutally dont like the one hour trials you guys are offering. im never one to complain but these are old old titles. i like + but hope the trials get better as we go. oh and good update.


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+ Superstrokey1123 on August 10th, 2010 at 8:03 pm said:

Literally nothing for me this week. First time in a while, so thats ok by me


169

+ Mynor1 on August 10th, 2010 at 8:30 pm said:

Finally Crash Team Racing!!! Whooooo!!!!


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+ NDubbaYa on August 10th, 2010 at 8:33 pm said:

@154

Then I’ll guess I’ll have to wait till next year to re-subscribe. What a waste of my money.


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+ papidj1 on August 10th, 2010 at 8:45 pm said:

Well, at least with 50 bucks, i can buy whatever NEW game i want. Yeah, i know the P+ subscription give you a status in the community, but for me,with 50 bucks in my pocket i have the freedom to buy what i REALLY WANT.
I was ready to plunge in the ps+, but c’mon sony! i can’t give you my hard earned money, without knowing why i’m exactly paying for, at least two months in advance (Like in EU).


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+ darth_soul on August 10th, 2010 at 8:45 pm said:

While I personally have only found a handful of items in PS+ to be compelling thus far, I’ll again add the perspective I did a while back. I have been tracking the “value” of PS+ since Day 1 (value of “free” games, “free” add-ons, discounts, etc.), except for those things that can’t be easily quantified (the 60 minute game trials, for example). As of now, counting forward from Day 1 of PS+, the service has provided $123.67 in free (either while subscribing or straight-up free) content, along with $67.36 in total discounts, adding up to a total value thus far (though your own “mileage,” like mine, will probably vary a LOT from this total) of $191.03, which, if you actually make use of EVERY free download and EVERY discount (which, frankly, no one will), then you’ve nearly hit 4x the 15-month subscription fee in value thus far.

Y’know, just to add a little bit of perspective.

Personally, I’ve used much less than that, though I do believe that as of today I may have reached the point where the “freebies” and discounts I’ve actually used *have* reached a total that equals or exceeds the $49.99 price tag. (I figure I’ll calculate that exact number every quarter or so.)


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+ VashioKun on August 10th, 2010 at 8:51 pm said:

I was really hoping for more Summer Sales. PJ Shooter was a nice game for a couple days. Great game, but very short.


175

+ Destiny89 on August 10th, 2010 at 8:53 pm said:

I like the update and VC2 but i just truly not liking the PSN+ update :(


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+ Pelt_Hunter on August 10th, 2010 at 8:59 pm said:

I cannot believe this is an average rating of 3.8. It should be 5 blocks. That’s just proof of all the haters, you play on a PS3 or a PSP or maybe even a PS2 and yet you still don’t give them props for an amazing week in releases. RDR Killers and Legends, Scott Pilgrim and who knew a Mafia 2 demo was coming? It’s icing on the cake. Not to mention Plus subs got the sweetness this week. Although, I’m not a Racers fan, some other people undoubtedly are since it’s a sequel and they get dibs. Phenomenal. I’ll be on Plus soon Sony.. When you announce officially the monthly sub in DC Universe Online will be free for + subs. Get to it Gamers, the flock is coming.


177

+ TheDreamerz on August 10th, 2010 at 9:13 pm said:

Yes! Finally the Red Dead Redemption add-on! I’ve been waiting for this for a while. Not interested in all the other junk there is.


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+ CPU1 on August 10th, 2010 at 9:27 pm said:

Just I also have I would just like to point out to all you “PS+ minus” people that I got all my money out of the service, and that is just only about 5 weeks in. And since it is a new service I can only imagine it getting better and better. We just have to wait and see…


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+ jeffsmither on August 10th, 2010 at 9:29 pm said:

do anyone know if deathspank is going on sale any time soon


180

+ Razmaxi on August 10th, 2010 at 10:40 pm said:

How about we all start “PSN strike” until they realized what they have done.


181

+ BlazeKush420 on August 10th, 2010 at 10:42 pm said:

zen pinball add on when !!!????


182

+ guyminsberghe on August 10th, 2010 at 11:00 pm said:

Crash Team Racing, one of the best ps1 games…

Really thanx! It’s been a while since we psp/ps3 players claimed it, though…
Well, keep up the (late) good work and please add some other great games : outrun 2006, jojo’s bizarre adventure, rival schools, some more snk like wild ambition, marvel vs capcom, capcom vs snk.
What about neo-geo games for psp? I want to fill up the file in my memory stick…

Thank you for reading.


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+ EmperorLawlight on August 10th, 2010 at 11:12 pm said:

So, any excuse for the game to be inferior on the PS3? I thought development focus shifted to the PS3:
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=403682


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+ T3mpr1x on August 10th, 2010 at 11:25 pm said:

I wish I saw more positive comments from people enjoying their PS+ subscription, such as myself, but I’m too busy playing the content that I get rather than needlessly complaining here haha.


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+ Lucky13X on August 10th, 2010 at 11:34 pm said:

Having now finally seen how the Playstation Plus version of Qore works as it is like a free game or Mini where you only have it for a limited time. This one is worse as you only have it for 30 days instead of the normal 365 or as longas your subscription is available.

So I guess i now know I need to resubscribe to Qore at the additional $20 a year to ensure I have archive access to my Qore content.

How very disappointing.


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+ supercooltony on August 11th, 2010 at 12:07 am said:

I agree with #43 =]


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+ flyness163 on August 11th, 2010 at 12:33 am said:

Hey Grace, Kristi, or Ro, Quick Question

If I previously had the disc version of Red Faction, and I purchase the Digital version, will my save file and trophies merge over?


188

+ frampo4 on August 11th, 2010 at 1:56 am said:

The PSN+ content is a joke.


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+ bashinskulls17 on August 11th, 2010 at 3:38 am said:

when is psn going to give us black light tango down demo for all of us i saw the gameplay on youtube.com oh my god the graphics looks amazing and fastpaced please put out as a demo and please give us medal of honor public beta and killzone 3


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+ colstripcapn on August 11th, 2010 at 4:09 am said:

Still waiting for true PS1 classics.


191

+ CDubyahS on August 11th, 2010 at 4:14 am said:

stop using this forum to gripe about PS+

Voice your opinion through the PS+ survey recently emailed to subscribers

I love PS+ QORE, MINIS, PS GAMES, AVATArS, GAME TRIAls, EXCLUSIVE DEMOS, etc. cant beat it PS+>gamefly less expensive and you get to keep kewl stuff!!


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+ SpyDudeFX on August 11th, 2010 at 4:17 am said:

182 comments vs two replies. I’m shocked but I know others have said this is normal. I just never paid attention to it but wow, and this isn’t even isolated. This is now a weekly recurrence. Every week one or two random replies and everything else is ignored.


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+ EmperorLawlight on August 11th, 2010 at 4:48 am said:

I agree with SpyDudeFX – it seems that the most important comments are ignored. Isn’t there someone whose role is to do community management?


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+ CDubyahS on August 11th, 2010 at 5:08 am said:

reply by survey knock off the criticism in forums use playstation.share for content suggestions and grow up


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+ CrzyJoe_825 on August 11th, 2010 at 5:53 am said:

So after being a two year subscriber of Qore only 2 games have be free?!? wtf, sure they’re both great games but only 2. How could they offer HVB as a discounted game for plus subscribers when its a free download for annual Qore subscibers. Really?!? Come on folks, get with it.

A free $10 game every quarter would be nice. Would it kill ya to give Qore and Plus Subscibers flOw, Pixel Junk Eden, Battlefield 1943 or even Pain should be free by now. We all know the real money is with add-ons. People, including myself will pick up almost any add on DLC to bleed every last drop out of our games.

With that said, all I ask is this. Will the let us the Plus and Qore subscibers know in advance what dlc game forcast is in the future. I’m holding off buying games from the store, cuz who knows when it’ll be discounted or free. thx for your time


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+ tavoliar on August 11th, 2010 at 5:55 am said:

Is Red Faction: Guerrilla shareable up to 5 PS3 systems?


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+ xeno3d on August 11th, 2010 at 6:50 am said:

I would just like to say that I am really enjoying Scott Pilgrim. Awesome, awesome game!


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+ zombie9 on August 11th, 2010 at 7:00 am said:

PS+ is preety sweet if your NEW to PS3.
But Hardcore gamers that have been there since day 1 it’s a total rip off. Most of us have those Games. That is the only problem I have with it. I’ve been with PS since 1996.


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+ stevo7587 on August 11th, 2010 at 7:12 am said:

Will Scott Pilgram be ported over to the psp?


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+ rollotomozi on August 11th, 2010 at 7:57 am said:

The sale pricing on Section 8 is interesting;
it went on sale a few weeks ago, and now the price is slowly creeping back up to the original price…

As far as PS+ offerings go; I did not subscribe because it did not seem to offer enough content for me. Nearly all of the PS+ offerings are content which is not very new. Will this change in the future?


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