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Coming to PlayStation Plus: Our Biggest Publish Yet!

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

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Hi everyone,

I’m happy to let you know that we’ll offer our biggest PlayStation Plus publish to date coming up in December just in time for the Holidays! We will be giving more than $50 of content over the next two weeks, essentially paying for a full year’s subscription to PlayStation Plus, making December a great month to sign up.

Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse 2 Sackboy’s Prehistoric Moves

Kicking things off on December 7 is the LittleBigPlanet spin-off PSN title, Sackboy Prehistoric Moves. Enjoy 10 unique Move-enabled levels on a multiplayer adventure filled romp through the land of dinosaurs. Best of all, PlayStation Plus subscribers get Sackboy Prehistoric Moves free AND a week before everyone else.

Earlier this year, European PlayStation Plus subscribers were given a full season download of Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse, regularly priced at $34.99. We heard the feedback that US subscribers would like the same content and are happy to report that all five episodes will be available to US PlayStation Plus subscribers on December 14 as well.

Along with Sam & Max, we are discounting Marvel Super Hero Squad PSP for those PlayStation Plus subcribers that have a PSP. Gamers can take Blue Tongue’s humorous outlook on the Marvel universe for a spin. Marvel Super Hero Squad PSP will be available for 50% off starting December 14. These three games barely scratch the surface of the upcoming PlayStation Plus content publish, so be sure to check the full release list down below.

As always, here’s a friendly reminder to pick up the content that will be removed from PlayStation Plus, including free downloads of Shatter, DYNOGEMS, Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus, and a discount on Landit Bandit, Hustle Kings, Crash Bandicoot 2, and MAG DLC.

Finally, if you haven’t signed up yet, check out our offer giving new subscribers of a full year of PlayStation Plus an additional three months for free.

PlayStation Plus Highlights for 12/7:

Featured Games/DLC
Sackboy Prehistoric Moves (Free and early access to PlayStation Plus Subscribers, regular price $5.99)
Tron: Evolution: Black Guard Multiplayer Skin (Free and exclusive to PlayStation Plus Subscribers)

Featured Avatars
Hustle Kings Avatar Bundle (Free to PlayStation Plus Subscribers, regular price $1.49)

Featured Qore Episode
Qore December Episode 31 (Free to PlayStation Plus Subscribers, regular price $2.99)

PlayStation Plus Highlights for 12/14:

Full Game Trial
Prototype Full Game Trial (Free and exclusive to PlayStation Plus Subscribers)

Featured Games
Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse (Episodes 1-5) (Free to PlayStation Plus Subscribers, regular price $34.99)
Fieldrunners (Free to PlayStation Plus Subscribers, regular price $6.99)
Crash Team Racing (Free to PlayStation Plus Subscribers, regular price $5.99)

Discounted Games
Marvel Super Hero Squad PSP (PlayStation Plus price $15.00, regular price $29.99)
Flow PSP (PlayStation Plus price $5.99, regular price $7.99)
Tomb Raider III PS One (PlayStation Plus price $3.00, regular price $5.99)
Galaxy Fight – PS One Import (PlayStation Plus price $3.00, regular price $5.99)

Featured Home Item
Burn Zombie Burn Home Item – Zombie Heads (Free and exclusive to PlayStation Plus Subscribers)

Last Chance, Get Them While You Can – Coming down on December 7:

Featured Offers to PlayStation Plus Subscribers
Qore November Episode 30

Last Chance, Get Them While You Can – Coming down on December 14:

Featured Offers to PlayStation Plus Subscribers
Shatter
Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus
DYNOGEMS – Minis

Discounted Games/DLC
Landit Bandit (50% off)
Hustle Kings (50% off)
Crash Bandicoot 2 (50% off)
MAG – Interdiction Mission Pack (50% off)

//Add Your Own

193 Comments   1 Reply

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+ Zezzler on December 1st, 2010 at 2:53 pm said:

That is awesome. a LOT of savings next week. Thanks for a terrific update grace!


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+ Link01 on December 1st, 2010 at 2:53 pm said:

Now, give us some better avatars and I’m set. you guy’s should also consider giving away soundtracks for highly acclaimed games.


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+ Gogo_ZvC on December 1st, 2010 at 2:55 pm said:

@ OnesOwnGrief

That definitely doesn’t make the service look appealing.

If anything they need to find a common ground like ExPres was saying up there, in case a repeat were to happen, between plus members who have the game from before and new ones.


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+ SuperTiso on December 1st, 2010 at 2:56 pm said:

That’s not impressive and very insulting we’re getting a free game that was already listed when the service first came out. What’s the point of giving out free Home items and DLC when the user decides to opt-out of the service no longer has access to it? What’s the point of then making it ONLY AVAILABLE through plus in the first place? All I see is Galaxy Fight import for $3.00, everything else is either garbage as usual or I own.


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+ Gogo_ZvC on December 1st, 2010 at 2:58 pm said:

@ SuperTiso

I’m pretty sure you get to keep DLC and other small things like that, just not the games. But I’m not certain. Anyone have any facts or am I just wishing?


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+ siggy_p on December 1st, 2010 at 2:58 pm said:

I’ve been somewhat disappointed by PS PLUS since I had all the free stuff that was being offered but this update definitely makes up for all past updates. Good job Sony, keep up the flow of these massive type of updates.


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+ Reginthorn on December 1st, 2010 at 2:59 pm said:

Man I love PlayStation Plus!


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+ JacobeAbam on December 1st, 2010 at 2:59 pm said:

at least add rental service for rent game will make much better value on ps3 plus! are you plan to make this happen in the near future?


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+ DNAgent on December 1st, 2010 at 3:00 pm said:

Can the Sackboy Prehistoric Moves game be played with a Dualshock 3? If not then this would be the WORST publish yet because we wouldn’t be getting a free game this month. Well, we would but we just couldn’t play it without spending more money on a Move controller.

This update doesn’t look special at all.


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+ letherclad on December 1st, 2010 at 3:00 pm said:

wow, this is insane, I’m loving ps+, can’t wait!


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+ SuperTiso on December 1st, 2010 at 3:01 pm said:

@54 Gogo_ZvC

Nope, there was a huge article about it on N4G not too long ago about the European PS+ having to go into depth about the issue. Ultimately DLC is not ours to keep. They decided to allow what was free up to that point to be the users forever, but after it’s not free. For USA it’s probably always been a rental for DLC. I’m still hesitant to download avatars and themes just in the off chance they take that away.

The whole value of plus is a joke because any discounts you do receive you’re technically paid for it upfront as a cost and now with Sony changing their TOS to charge taxes for states that weren’t taxed before that value diminishes all the more.


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+ DNAgent on December 1st, 2010 at 3:02 pm said:

Uhhh…Sorry about that last comment. I responded too soon. I didn’t notice that Sam & Max would all be free as well as Crash Tag Team Racing. I think Fieldrunners has already been offered through PS+ though.


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+ TomHoang on December 1st, 2010 at 3:05 pm said:

Holy cow, Sam and Max $35 value. Fieldrunners, a mini people have actually heard of. And Crash Racing, a relatively new classic? This definitely is the best publish ever. Merry Christmas Sony!


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+ SpyDudeFX on December 1st, 2010 at 3:05 pm said:

@Gogo I don’t see them repeating content for new users in lieu of providing new content just because people missed out. I think they will offer bonuses of old content though. Two years is a long time, by then Plus will likely be $59.99 or higher.


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+ favian on December 1st, 2010 at 3:07 pm said:

This is an amazing update! More ps1 games please. It’s why i bought the psp go. Love the device. By the way, i think the image on the link provided in the post is wrong:

http://us.playstation.com/games-and-media/games/marvel-super-hero-squad-psp.html


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+ scooter1265 on December 1st, 2010 at 3:08 pm said:

Why do we have Fieldrunners again?

GIVE US SOMETHING NEW PLEASE!

I know that others might not have had Plus from the origination of the program, but give us a newer one for the people that already have it.

And I have one question. Will this be the last post of the year?


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    + Grace Chen on December 1st, 2010 at 5:01 pm said:

    There will be another PS Plus publish on 12/21. The next one after that will be on 1/4.


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+ Trixzter7 on December 1st, 2010 at 3:08 pm said:

Kingdom Hearts/God of War avatars kthxbye


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+ T3mpr1x on December 1st, 2010 at 3:09 pm said:

Any chance of the God of War Live documentary going up here? That would make up for Best Buy completely botching my pre-order of the game…


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+ SpyDudeFX on December 1st, 2010 at 3:09 pm said:

The 12/15 post will be final Plus one unless they do a Christmas one.


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+ gettinmoney662 on December 1st, 2010 at 3:09 pm said:

Sam and Max AND Crash Team Racing for free? Damn, that’s awesome, I can’t wait for the next update.

Hopefully this also means that sometime in the future, we’ll be getting the Fallout 3 DLC for free as well, woooo!


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+ krae_man on December 1st, 2010 at 3:10 pm said:

You’re already recycling content(Re Fieldrunners)?

Wow.


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+ TomHoang on December 1st, 2010 at 3:11 pm said:

Seriously, Crash Team Racing is a major win. I loved PS+ already, but after reading this I am seriously nerdgasming.


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+ WCKidRock on December 1st, 2010 at 3:15 pm said:

I looked through the comments and could not find any canadians asking…….so do Canadians get the d/l of Sam and Max too? seeing as we are in the same region as the US or do we have to wait as long as we have for comics to come to canadian psps (hasn’t come so far and no date set…if any)

not bitter as PSN+ has more than paid for itself already…can’t wait to play crash tag team racing again! love it!


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+ gettinmoney662 on December 1st, 2010 at 3:19 pm said:

Who actually cares about Minis? I have yet to play a single one and I’ve been a PS+ member since the beginning. I have too many PSN and regular Blu-Ray games to play.


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+ KidCommando on December 1st, 2010 at 3:19 pm said:

Yay! A game I don’t own already.

Sounds good to me.

repeat content is lame however.


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+ LeeorV on December 1st, 2010 at 3:20 pm said:

I agree that they should not repeat content, especially when there are tons of good Minis I’d like to have, how about Monsters (probably) stole my princess? or Zenonia? or Sneezies?

please fix it sony, if content gets repeated it would suck.


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+ jvasq on December 1st, 2010 at 3:33 pm said:

other than the repeat fieldrunners i think this is a really good month for plus. it just gets better and better


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+ juggulator on December 1st, 2010 at 3:35 pm said:

Recycling content can be a good thing because it gives people who missed out on it a chance to get it.I’m sure in the future they’ll start doing the same for other PSN games.


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+ nYcFrEeWiLL82 on December 1st, 2010 at 3:37 pm said:

im still not convinced about joining the PS PLUS.all i see are discounts on games that will soon go on sale…and betas on games that are not that far from release..if anything PLUS is for those who are very unpatient and the stuff they give for free..lol really isnt cuz you’ve already paid 5o buks for the year..and then the best part is..YOU CANT EVEN KEEP IT AFTER YOU CANCLE…im so SUCKA and my momma didnt raise no FOOL..unless i see CROSS GAME CHAT or kind of update..i will never join the plus gang :p


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+ I3rand0 on December 1st, 2010 at 3:44 pm said:

Grace,

When are you going to fix the missing games from the My Trophies page?

Auditorium HD
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (Not in English)
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift (Not in English)
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
Costume Quest
Crescent Pale Mist
EA Sports MMA
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
F1 2010
Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
Nier
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX
Rock Band 3
Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse Episode 5
Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game
Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
Space Invaders Infinity Gene
Star Ocean: The Last Hope International
Sports Champions
Tales of Monkey Island Ch: 1-5
Vanquish
WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011


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+ BigBangBear on December 1st, 2010 at 3:44 pm said:

Lots of great content. Only disappointment is the re-offering of Fieldrunners. I generally look forward to the minis that are offered, so getting a repeat is a bit of a let down. Hopefully this is the only time they do this or they have some other things still to add to complement it. Thanks Grace and the Sony team for all these things to look forward to.


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+ maver1ck89 on December 1st, 2010 at 3:45 pm said:

Oh great because I don’t already own Sam and Max, Shatter, Crash Bandicoot 2, Fieldrunners, and Fl0w (I do).


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+ Charliesdad on December 1st, 2010 at 3:46 pm said:

@74…your mother’s rearing skills notwithstanding, next time you insist she has a fool-free raising record, please consider the following:
*”unpatient” is not a word..neither is “cuz”.
*While “bucks” is appropriate slang for “dollars”..”buks” is not (nor is it a word).
*I think you meant to say members couldn’t keep items after they CANCEL their subscription…not really sure how someone would “cancle” something.
*I don’t even know where to start with “I’m so sucka”.
Those red lines that appear when you’re typing your posts are there for a reason.
Have a wonderful holiday.


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+ Kirkpad on December 1st, 2010 at 3:48 pm said:

I was wondering how long it would take before they would start to repeat games. It didn’t take long!

Also, I preordered Sam & Max, so this is useless to me. Thanks for the free move game though!


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+ BlindsideDork on December 1st, 2010 at 3:53 pm said:

Sony better not keep temporarily making the same games free…


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+ darthlego on December 1st, 2010 at 3:54 pm said:

Cool! Can we expect word soon about the LBP 2 beta soon?

A feature that I would like to have on PS+ is the ability to buy free games that I want to keep even when I am not subscribed to PS+.


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+ ajayghosal on December 1st, 2010 at 3:54 pm said:

Y is europe only getting the steelbook for killzone 3? Im in north america and I really wanted the steelbook, please give us the steelbook or else Ill just get the regular edition, we never get steelbooks , europe has kz2, lbp 2, kz3 , come on listen to me


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+ frogmanmike14 on December 1st, 2010 at 4:00 pm said:

Sweet on the Sam and Max-gonna get me some trophies, I can’t use the LBP cuz i dont use a PSP, is there a way to play PSP games on PS3? maybe make that a function exclusive to PS+ users?


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+ Seiven on December 1st, 2010 at 4:00 pm said:

Suh…weet


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+ beastbarbour on December 1st, 2010 at 4:00 pm said:

nice update glad to hear about the sam and max bundle for free! but can we get some new features to ps plus plz otherthan that keep up the good work Sony


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+ frogmanmike14 on December 1st, 2010 at 4:01 pm said:

wait dont we already have field runners? is this a typo?


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+ MrBeatdown on December 1st, 2010 at 4:03 pm said:

While I’m pretty happy with Sam & Max and CTR, I’m disappointed that you are already recycling content. I got Fieldrunners in the first month. How about a dynamic theme, PS1 Classic, or something for those of us who have that game already? Just send a voucher for something in an email to those who signed up for PS+ in month 1.

Also, add-ons please! Killzone 2 maps, MotorStorm Pacific Rift track packs, or Fallout 3 DLC please!


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+ Ruffday on December 1st, 2010 at 4:10 pm said:

Man I thought vector was our bi-weekly update of the year


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+ Destiny89 on December 1st, 2010 at 4:12 pm said:

great update indeed


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+ jonesoda on December 1st, 2010 at 4:19 pm said:

I was excited for the LBP prehistoric moves until I heard you HAVE to have a PS move, That’s sort of to bad for people without it.

I have heard its sold considerably well though, something like 1 PS move for every ten consoles.


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+ stegz17 on December 1st, 2010 at 4:21 pm said:

Yes Yes Yes Sony!!! I am Finally satisfied with everything in plus this month. THANK YOU for finally bringing a psn game that I haven’t either bought yet or have NO desire to play AND a 34.99 value!! Nice job, keep up the good work!!

p.s. thanks for finally bringing more avatars to plus… I was kind of getting sick of my old ones. :)


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+ ExPresident on December 1st, 2010 at 4:24 pm said:

I’m betting we see new features for PS+ right about the time the one year anniversary of PS+ rolls around….

I mean, why on earth would they do it before then, what better way to secure a ton more money then to milk the first year on automatic downloads and introduce a new feature when subscriptions are about to run out.

Watching you Sony.


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+ Ska-Boom on December 1st, 2010 at 4:24 pm said:

Thank you for having Plus discounts on PSP games! Not that interested in the discounted game but I certainly like the idea!


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+ robertmc8 on December 1st, 2010 at 4:25 pm said:

To Ro Grace or Rey. My PS3 is dead I don’t have enough money get new slim to after Holiday would Sam and Max or anyother games last in end of Jan or possible to Feb? I should have enough money buy new ps3 slim then I be missing whole month of gaming. I’m not spending another 70 bucks get my 40gig ps3 back working again. It’s worth better get new console :). I’m a plus member too.


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+ jwood87 on December 1st, 2010 at 4:32 pm said:

To who it may concern…

I am a playstation plus member and I found a mini that I liked by trying the free ones provided. I liked it so much I wanted to buy it so it wouldnt disappear when/if I didnt renew my subscription. So I have been waiting and it finally went on sale. However when I go to buy it, playstation network says I already have downloaded that item and then it wont let me. It makes me redownload the one that was given via PS+. Any help on this issue would be appreciated. I just want to give you guys money.

PLEASE RESPOND


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