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Coming Next Week to PlayStation Plus: God of War: Ghost of Sparta Early Access Demo, Warhawk Game Trial and More

Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Sep 01, 2010 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

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Hi everyone, here’s a peek at what’s being offered next week for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Also, moving forward, we’ll be providing these updates on free, exclusive and discounted PlayStation Plus items roughly 2 weeks in advance. So look for another update next Wednesday for the September 21 publish of PlayStation Plus content.

Next week we will have a full game trial for the multiplayer classic, Warhawk. Download the full game trial and take to land and air in an all out war between the Eucadian and Chernovan armies. Also, get an early sneak peek at the newest God of War title, God of War: Ghost of Sparta. Answers will be revealed for the events between God of War and God of War II in Kratos’s newest PSP adventure.

As a friendly reminder, be sure to check out last month’s PlayStation Plus content, including a free copy of Aero Racers (think top-down WipEout) and sales on High Velocity Bowling and WipEout HD Fury DLC, before it gets taken down next Tuesday.

Not a PlayStation Plus member? Our limited time introductory offer is still available. Get three additional bonus months free when you buy a 1-year package for $49.99. You can find all the details here.

PlayStation Plus Highlights for 9/7:

Full Game Trial
Warhawk

Free Games
Blast Off – mini – FREE

Early Access Game Demo
God of War: Ghost of Sparta (PSP Demo)

Game Discounts
Ratchet & Clank Dynamic Theme (50%)

Free Game Add-ons
UFC Undisputed 2010 TUF Unlock Key
Warhawk Booster Combo

Free XMB Themes
Warhawk Dynamic Theme
Mystical Fractals Theme

Free Media
Qore September Issue

Last Chance, Get Them While You Can – Coming down next Tuesday (9/7):

Early Access Game Demo
TerRover

Free Offers to PlayStation Plus Subscribers
Minis: Aero Racer (original price – $2.99)
Themes: Nebula Tunnels (original price – $1.99)
Qore: August Episode (original price – $2.99)

Discount Offers to PlayStation Plus Subscribers
Wipeout Fury HD DLC – 20% Off (PlayStation Plus Offer – $7.99, regular price – $9.99)
High Velocity Bowling – 50% Off (PlayStation Plus Offer – $5.00, regular price – $9.99)
Uncharted Eye of Indra comic bundle – 50% Off (PlayStation Plus Offer – $1.25, regular price $2.49)

//Add Your Own

228 Comments

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+ Cyb3rfr34k-iso on September 1st, 2010 at 9:39 pm said:

@DZORMAGEN
LOL! wtf whit you?
did you just go back in time?!
XDD


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+ Cyb3rfr34k-iso on September 1st, 2010 at 9:56 pm said:

@parallx
the non-sense part for Wipeout HD “marketing plan” is they din’t give the add-on for the game at the same time, not even a sale on it.
only 2 month after, they put wipeout fury for 7.50$ (2.50$ off)

it’s a rip-off, it’s “normal” to give a promised free games and a free “convenient” add-on for playing the Full game.

But no, they put some random add-on for “free” (only for tik create games)… so we NEED to buy the games after all if we want to enjoy the add-ons… LOL!

In conclusion, since i’m a PS+ user i SPENDED 2X more money! XDD

Bad marketing… Bad! :P


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+ DZORMAGEN on September 1st, 2010 at 10:06 pm said:

Replace Wipeoput with Warhawk, I got so mad I typed it wrong!!


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+ Cyb3rfr34k-iso on September 1st, 2010 at 10:13 pm said:

LOL!
Playstation; It only does, MADNESS! XD


155

+ Kirkpad on September 1st, 2010 at 10:33 pm said:

Finally, a PSP exlcusive Plus offer.


156

+ Spores on September 1st, 2010 at 10:54 pm said:

*Fail* Will not be getting a renew on my subscription until something more substantial hits……


157

+ Jimmy_Cosmos on September 1st, 2010 at 11:11 pm said:

buy PS+ and save money on a game you may have already bought 3 years ago! Wooo momma!! It should be pretty funny to watch where this goes. At some point Sony is gonna run out of old PS Store content to stick on Plus. I wonder if they’ll start to re-offer old games? LOL!!

Some sort of Beta program, discount on Sony exclusive MMO game subscription, that cross game chat people are always yapping about, these are things Sony could stick on PS Plus and make it seem like something gamers need and would want. Making Plus a discount program on old PSN content, old games (1 free hour of Red Faction & Warhawk?? Welcome to 2007-2008.. yeesh) & the odd ‘exclusive’ early demo is just dull.


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+ vcotson on September 2nd, 2010 at 1:14 am said:

warhawk? wow…GLEN i love you and all but please please where are the betas….KZ3 Is doing a multiplayer this weekend and codes on how to get in the beta..CAN WE PLEASE PLEASE get something with the KZ 3 BETA and maybe some of the new games for discounts? or anything wow or exciting for this…and PLEASE don’t give us demos that are on QORE….and PLEASE PLEASE when these betas start don’t give us just a week while other people will have it for a month.. give us the full private beta so we can leave our feed back Till it moves to open beta…… i just want to see the WOW for this plus thing…not just hand me downs for stuff some of us old skool psn members that have some stuff already….BUUUT ill dl the blast off and qore…. THANKS FOR THAT THO :) and wheres are cross game chat? let me guess E3 next year going into 2012?


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+ jgrizzle358 on September 2nd, 2010 at 1:37 am said:

“Early Access Game Demo
God of War: Ghost of Sparta (PSP Demo)”

yes, yes, yes, yes, yes and 1,000x YEEEESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!! :D


160

+ estoc1 on September 2nd, 2010 at 1:47 am said:

Glad I didn’t waste my money on BS like PSN Plus. Oh well, NINTENDO FTW!!!!


161

+ jgrizzle358 on September 2nd, 2010 at 1:55 am said:

just realized that this GOW demo and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep both come out the day after my b-day. It’s like Sony knew… :O


162

+ digiboy123 on September 2nd, 2010 at 2:08 am said:

I really liked the Nebula Tunnels theme. You guys should make more like that.

And… a Ratchet dynamic theme?!


163

+ SgtRufus on September 2nd, 2010 at 2:52 am said:

I’ve said it a million times. When Playstation Plus becomes something other than a dumping ground for old games and DLC, I’ll seriously consider subscribing. And I don’t pay for early access to demos. When did the concept of demos change from something to get people to want to buy a game to something to make additional revenue?


164

+ AzaMcG on September 2nd, 2010 at 4:01 am said:

I’m never buying another mini again. They’ll all be free at some point or another. Hell, why not get it out of the way and make all minis free for ps+ subscribers, or make it so a couple of minis of the users choice a free per week. It’s so annoying when you buy something one week and it’s cheaper or free the next… So annoying!


165

+ Lenarg on September 2nd, 2010 at 4:05 am said:

Maybe this is a early phase in what PS+ can be, but the games are pure lack of caring for the PS3 gamer. Sony surely can do better, hell, is better than X-Box 360. Care for your gamers.

Other matter, In PS One Classics please include Vagrant Story, I’ve been waiting to kick mayor ass.

Thanks


166

+ mastorofpuppetz on September 2nd, 2010 at 4:46 am said:

I am not renewing my subscription, PLUS is a damn Joke, what are Sony thinking? They need to offer more then this crap no one wants. Old games, PSN garbage, the discounts are not near enough (7.99 instead of 9.99, etc..), geez. Sony is so far behind the online space its hilarious.


167

+ neuroned on September 2nd, 2010 at 5:11 am said:

Sam and Max Complete Season? Weren’t we supposed to get that for September.

Looks like I’ll be getting another deuce on the chest next week.
Thanks Grace!


168

+ FawkePhenix on September 2nd, 2010 at 5:16 am said:

With every PLUS update the more I’m leading toward not renewing my PLUS subscription when it expire. Why can’t SONY put up something OLD & something NEW. This way new PS3 owners can enjoy PLUS that don’t have these old games and older owner who had PS3 since launch can also enjoy PLUS with the NEW contents instead of the old contents that 90% already have.


169

+ ExPresident on September 2nd, 2010 at 6:10 am said:

So we go from a a crappy title choice, ie Red Faction, to an awesome game that is old as hell and already has a full demo? WTH Sony? Are you seriously out of your minds? I mean why would I want a 1hr trial of a game that has played by most people who are ever going to play it and the same people who can just download the demo without PS+?

Get with it or your going to lose a crap load of PS+ subscribers. This is pathetic.


170

+ Zinacef on September 2nd, 2010 at 6:23 am said:

And what exactly is “and more….?”


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+ Xanthene on September 2nd, 2010 at 6:40 am said:

I agree a warhawk trial is laughable but this is a new service and being an early adopter will not benefit you now as much as it might 7 months from now when it’s a well oiled machine. Instead of expecting $50 worth of content right away, see what the service has to offer over the course of the year. Threatening to unsubscribe to something 3 months in that lasts for 12 months is like throwing in the towel during the 3rd inning of a baseball game because you’re down by one run, you still have a lot more game to play and make it up.

Thank you for the dead nation beta. Pretty sweet game. Sometimes I wonder if you purposely do not invite the complainers to betas just because you already know they’re immature and will not properly test the game. Kudos if that is true.


172

+ spaque99 on September 2nd, 2010 at 7:08 am said:

The only people I know who have subscribed or are interested in subscribing to PSN+ are the ones who were already active on the PSN, who had bought many games already. It seems odd to me Sony is not making those day-1 subscriber by giving more recent stuff. It is disappointing to wait a month to see the title offered is one you bought many months ago. Also, if I can judge by people around me, people are only little interested in joining for PSOne or PSP mini games. I personally like those minis, but I deleted every PSOne game I downloaded so far… I even prefer going to any of the web based flash game site that offers games than to play most of those game that might have been awesome before, but are now really out of date.


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+ Cyb3rfr34k-iso on September 2nd, 2010 at 7:11 am said:

@Xanthene
So a new service mean noobz service…?

new services need to be high tech or don’t make it at all.

it’s like a game devlopper want to make a game but dont want to finish the half of it before selling. and say: What? people’ll bought it anyway… cuz there is the SONY logo on it!

you really think they read comments and send beta to only peoples dont complaining LOLOLOL!

you are a US resident and you have been randomly selected for the beta.
so that’s an other proof that Jack trenton speach at E3 WAS A LIE,
everything was a BIG LIE about PS+
There IS NO BETA for ALL PS+ users. even some non-PS+ user have received the redeem code for dead nation beta. cuz it’s RANDOM.

and as always Canadian people


174

+ KILLA_KING_007 on September 2nd, 2010 at 7:13 am said:

Get like the hyperdesk ppl to do us plus members up something fierce if thats possible like a plus update.


175

+ S-E-G on September 2nd, 2010 at 7:28 am said:

Sony’s putting out the trash, garbage day again folks


176

+ PhillyTheCat on September 2nd, 2010 at 7:30 am said:

I see on the PS store the demo for GoW~CoO was released 2/20/2008. The game itself on 10/1/2009. A whole year and 8 months later? Seems like a long time to wait for a game after playing the demo. Now, a demo for GoW~GoS will be available next week only for PS+ subscribers, shortly after that, PSP only owners will get to download? In short, about 2 months(seems about right)of wait in between demo and game. I agree with the player that said, PSP demos should be available for PS3 owners, it makes good sense so they can see what PSP is all about. Also Sony, why not include PSP into the PS+ deal…with content exclusive to PSP owners. BTW, I will be pre~ordering GoW~GoS.


177

+ Cyb3rfr34k-iso on September 2nd, 2010 at 7:31 am said:

are they trying to force us to use PS Jailbreak?
and never play online again?


179

+ Vu_Prime on September 2nd, 2010 at 7:54 am said:

Ok seriously people. If all you’re here to do is complain, don’t bother. If you don’t like what PS+ has to offer, no one is making you buy it. I think it’s a substantial deal for new Playstation 3 owners. There is enough free content to easily get back your %50 and thensome. That being said, it’s really not for those of us who have owned the PS3 for its full life. I have so many PSN games that so far I would have only felt that Mushroom Wars was a value. That game is da shizzle and well worth the $9.99 price point. I would still be $40 in the hole then at this point. Kinda sad. I may just stop buying PSN games until I see a value in PS+. Then I may go ahead and subscribe.


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+ Cyb3rfr34k-iso on September 2nd, 2010 at 8:24 am said:

what we do here is criticism, to make PS+ better.

and btw mushroom wars is on sale for everyones half price
but us PS+ CANT BUY IT. because they give it for “RENT” to PS+ users 1 week before. There’s supposed to be always a way to buy “free” “renting” games so we can FULLY enjoy what we have for LIFE! No LIMIT.


181

+ jamiesdls on September 2nd, 2010 at 8:27 am said:

LOL @ the sony staffers trolling here. Seriously guys you really think NOBODY NOTICES!!! or that ANYONE BELIEVES YOU?


182

+ Sarno1605 on September 2nd, 2010 at 8:32 am said:

Someone wrote whats gonna happen when they run out of content to give to us PS+ members. Honestly probably on a Monthly PS+ update. This is getting more pathetic each month. Where’s cross game chat all ready!!!


183

+ koma1tose on September 2nd, 2010 at 8:48 am said:

THANK You sony of america for not answering on your blog and giving such value to PS+ . you really have excellent customer service skills . i am getting a blackcat uSb. im still waiting for exclusive betas , ps 1 games look like mud on my ps3 with my hdtv and the controls for ps1 games disgusting. all i heard was exclusive when ps- was marketed and sf4 avatars is a joke if thats the real exclusive. i am not a child asking for digital stickers . thank god for giving me a groove lol ftw and sony


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+ rollotomozi on September 2nd, 2010 at 9:10 am said:

Sony-
I think it would not be a bad idea to engage your inquisitive Customers about this new Service.

I see some valid concerns here, and the lack of commentary from Sony somehow makes it seem worse.

Please, communicate more frequently and substantively with your Customers.


185

+ rofajole on September 2nd, 2010 at 9:17 am said:

Will there be a GT5 demo coming soon, or even a demo coming at all for the Playstation Network?


186

+ jboyjeeks on September 2nd, 2010 at 9:27 am said:

Not happy about this update at all. When can we get the E3 demos from games like Killzone 3, and inFamous 2, Socom 4, and some actual beta invites. I cannot see myself resubscribing to PS+ at the moment. It’s just not robust enough at the moment…


187

+ Szarky on September 2nd, 2010 at 9:45 am said:

Wow, what a joke. Can I have my money back please? No?! Fine then I shall suffer with the embarrassment of having that stupid “+” next to my name on the PSN knowing others are laughing at me for making such a stupid mistake of wasting $50 for something that has given me not much at all.

I think it should be renamed from Playstation Plus to Playstation Discount. I know it doesn’t have as nice of a zing to it as Plus does but I really think you should be more honest with what the service really is. A lame discount service on old games. Regarding PS1 and Minis by the way, I think we all prefer our iPhones, PSPs, and DSs which are much better at those kinds of games.


188

+ Drio4511 on September 2nd, 2010 at 10:39 am said:

when pro evolution came to playstation netw.. for demo???


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+ papidj1 on September 2nd, 2010 at 11:30 am said:

Well, finally i’m getting the real value of PS+ ! really ! IT WORTH THE $50 dlls……. IN MY POCKET!. At least i still have the choice to buy anything i want, old or new stuff.
PS Store trow at us discounts on some games sometimes, i don’t see why to charge (or pay) for old games discounts.
Early access (7 days ) for a demo?,it’s a joke for people already payed their membership, everyone else is getting the same demo 7 days later for FREE.
I was thinking to get the “plus” ,but i realize i already got it… the plus of choose what i want.

See? 188 comments an ZERO replies! tha’s what they care about costumers.

I hope you get the point.

My 2 cents.


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+ cyberwolf222 on September 2nd, 2010 at 12:09 pm said:

@papidj1

+1


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+ PhillyTheCat on September 2nd, 2010 at 12:10 pm said:

maybe they’re on vacation now and will be responding to comments when they get back.


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+ PhillyTheCat on September 2nd, 2010 at 12:19 pm said:

No, scratch that idea. I’m sure they are hard at work putting together the best store update we have ever seen. Let’s all relax, think positive, and enjoy what we have. Also, PS1 classics are great, with the exception of some that have recently been added. Please, no more racing, theme, or disney classics. RPG, FIGHTING, ACTION please!!


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+ Haskell420 on September 2nd, 2010 at 12:22 pm said:

Get this from Playstation Lifestyle.com

“Many PlayStation Plus subscribers, and those interested in upgrading, have complained about the lack of good content available on Sony’s premium PSN service. Well, this October update for PS Plus may just change those thoughts.

The EU PlayStation Blog detailed the month’s Plus offering:

6th October – 2nd November:

PSN: Street Fighter 2 HD Remix
minis: Aero Racer, Yeti Sports
PSOne Classic: Syphon Filter
Full Game Trial: Gravity Crash (Plus exclusive 50% discount for Plus members on purchase), Hustle Kings (Plus exclusive 50% discount for Plus members on purchase)
Exclusive Discounts: Burn Zombie Burn (inc. free exclusive Home item for Plus members who buy)
Dynamic themes: Exclusive Move ‘Start the Party’ theme, Exclusive ‘Halloween’ theme
Premium avatars: Pain: Jarvis and Le Toot Avatars, SingStar: Wannabe and Rising Star Avatars

SCEE also stated that PlayStation Plus subscribers can rest assured that “this is not all that will be available each month; look out for some more exclusive, surprise treats, coming to Plus in September and October”.

Now if that’s for SCEE, what do you think WE will get from SCEA?


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+ Cyb3rfr34k-iso on September 2nd, 2010 at 12:40 pm said:

Here is my list for all PSN stuff i bought since i’m a PS+ users;

Online ID: Cyb3rfr34k-iso

Date d’achat 06/28/2010 @ 08:12 PM
Montant total 56,42 $
IP9101-NPIA90005_01-1YEARPACKAGE0000-UJ01 PlayStation(R)Plus – Abonnement d’1 an 49,99 $

Date d’achat 06/29/2010 @ 08:48 PM
Montant total 33,84 $
UP9000-NPUA80480_00-INFAMOUSFULLGAME-UP01 inFAMOUS (Jeu Plein) 29,99 $

Date d’achat 06/30/2010 @ 08:57 AM
Montant total 4,49 $
UP9000-NPUA80139_00-FATPRINCESSEXP01-UA01 Fat Princess: Fat Roles Expansion Pack (Articles Additional) 3,99 $

Date d’achat 07/07/2010 @ 08:35 AM
Montant total 9,02 $
UP4054-NPUB30145_00-DEATHTRACK000000-UG02 Death Track: Resurrection (Jeu Plein) 7,99 $

Date d’achat 07/07/2010 @ 02:14 PM
Montant total 8,49 $
UP0017-NPUB30008_00-MIDWAYRAMPARTBBE-UG02 Rampart(R) (Jeu Plein) 2,50 $
UP0017-NPUB30003_00-RAMPAGEWORLDTOUR-UG02 Rampage™ (Jeu Plein) 2,50 $
UP0017-NPUB30006_00-GAUNTLETIIBBESOE-UG02 Gauntlet II™ (Jeu Plein) 2,50 $

Date d’achat 07/07/2010 @ 11:48 PM
Montant total 1,12 $
UP4054-NPUB30145_00-DEATHTRACK000001-UA01 Death Track: Hari 108 (Articles Additional) 0,99 $


195

+ Cyb3rfr34k-iso on September 2nd, 2010 at 12:40 pm said:

Date d’achat 07/13/2010 @ 05:01 PM
Montant total 16,91 $
UP0006-NPUB30165_00-DEATHSPANK000001-UG01 DeathSpank (Jeu Plein) 14,99 $

Date d’achat 07/13/2010 @ 05:02 PM
Montant total 4,49 $
UP2016-NPUB30101_00-HAMSTERBALL00000-UG02 Hamsterball (Jeu Plein) 3,99 $

Date d’achat 07/19/2010 @ 01:24 PM
Montant total 3,37 $
UP9000-BCUS98120_00-R2XUNLOCK0000001-UA01 Resistance 2™ Aftermath Multiplayer Map Pack (Articles Additional) 3,00 $

Date d’achat 07/20/2010 @ 06:25 PM
Montant total 2,26 $
UP9000-BCUS98120_00-SKINBUNDLEUNLOC1-UB01 Resistance 2™ Skin Bundle (Articles Additional) 2,00 $

Date d’achat 07/27/2010 @ 07:24 PM
Montant total 3,37 $
UP9000-NPUI94244_00-0000000000000001-UG02 Crash Bandicoo 3t: WARPED™ (PS3™/PSP(R)) (106 MB Requis) 3,00 $

Date d’achat 07/28/2010 @ 12:27 PM
Montant total 16,91 $
UP0367-NPUB30102_00-PS3ST_MATTHAZBBB-UG01 Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond (Jeu Plein) 14,99 $

Date d’achat 07/28/2010 @ 01:18 PM
Montant total 16,91 $
UP0101-NPUB30075_00-VANDALHEARTS0001-UG01 Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment (Jeu Plein) 14,99 $


196

+ Cyb3rfr34k-iso on September 2nd, 2010 at 12:41 pm said:

Date d’achat 08/03/2010 @ 03:52 PM
Montant total 11,28 $
UP2006-NPUB30120_00-PS3STORE_EARTHWO-UG01 Earthworm Jim(R) HD (Jeu Plein) 9,99 $

Date d’achat 08/05/2010 @ 01:34 PM
Montant total 5,63 $
UP0102-NPUB30087_00-FFIGHTDBLIMPACT2-UG02 Final Fight™: Double Impact (Jeu Plein) 4,99 $

Date d’achat 08/05/2010 @ 01:35 PM
Montant total 1,12 $
UP4029-NPUB30109_00-TRINEDLC00000000-UA01 Trine™ Path to New Dawn (Articles Additional) 0,99 $

Date d’achat 08/12/2010 @ 08:08 PM
Montant total 22,56 $
UP1005-NPUB30295_00-0000RFGPSNGAME01-UG01 Red Faction(R): Guerrilla™ (Jeu Plein) 19,99 $

Date d’achat 08/17/2010 @ 08:46 PM
Montant total 11,28 $
UP2031-NPUB30231_00-KICKASSMOVIEGAME-UG02 Kick-Ass (Jeu Plein) 9,99 $


197

+ Cyb3rfr34k-iso on September 2nd, 2010 at 12:42 pm said:

Date d’achat 08/19/2010 @ 09:16 PM
Montant total 5,64 $
UP9000-NPUA80044_00-HVBOWLING0000094-UG02 High Velocity Bowling™ (Jeu Plein) 5,00 $

Date d’achat 08/24/2010 @ 05:19 PM
Montant total 11,28 $
UP9000-NPUA80499_00-XMOTORSTOR000001-UG01 MotorStorm(R) 3D Rift (Jeu Plein) 9,99 $

Date d’achat 08/29/2010 @ 11:57 AM
Montant total 28,20 $
UP0002-BLUS30192_00-CODWAWMAPSBUNDLE-UB01 Call of Duty(R): World at War Map Pack Bundle (Articles Additional) 24,99 $

Date d’achat 08/31/2010 @ 07:40 PM
Montant total 16,91 $
UP2015-NPUB30181_00-PS3ST_CASTLECRFG-UG01 Castle Crashers(R) (Jeu Plein) 14,99 $


198

+ Skant on September 2nd, 2010 at 12:42 pm said:

I wouldn’t have bought a Playstation Plus subscription if I had known that all it would be good for was deals on old games I already own.


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+ SalvoStorm on September 2nd, 2010 at 12:55 pm said:

Ha! The Warhawk trial isn’t for the benefit of PS+ subscribers, it’s for the Warhawk vets who’ll create alt accounts and enjoy the noob feast! Watch Sony, Warhawk sales won’t go up, but you’ll see a spike in new full-game accounts as the vets welcome your trial players to 1 hour of pure hell.

BTW Sony, you think next month we could get a trial of Ridge Racer 7, or Genji Day of the Blade?


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+ QCVic on September 2nd, 2010 at 1:21 pm said:

Well….High Five for GOW Ghost of Sparta Demo


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