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Coming to PlayStation Plus: Lead & Gold: Gangs of the Wild West and Spyro the Dragon

Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Dec 22, 2010 // Director, PlayStation Store

PlayStation Plus

Hi everyone,

After nearly six months, we continue to see PlayStation Plus grow and deliver compelling content for PlayStation gamers. Over these past six months, we have seen some great content introduced — from the DC Universe Online beta to the NHL GameCenter LIVE Application — that is expanding the offerings for all subscribers. Now we are looking to continue that trend through 2011 with new offerings.

Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West PlayStation Plus - Spyro the Dragon

In the first week of 2011, we are publishing three featured games, giving gamers a look at a classic, a throwback from 2010, and an exclusive mini from an indie developer. First, we’ll be taking gamers back to Insomniac’s second game ever developed for the PSone, Spyro the Dragon. Take part in the first iteration of a classic franchise with a free download of the PSone classic. Also, we’ll be offering a free download of Lead & Gold: Gangs of the Wild West, a third person multiplayer shooter set in the wild west. Finally, we’ll be offering Pipe Madness, a minis title developed by The Bearded Ladies Consulting (known for Landit Bandit), exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers for two weeks.

Also, for those looking for that special gift for your gamer friends and family, we are still offering our promotion giving full year subscribers an extra three months of PlayStation Plus. This is a great gift that will continue to give throughout the year.

Finally, a quick reminder to pick up content that we will be removing content from the PlayStation Plus storefront, including the DC Universe Online Beta and sales on Sonic 4 Episode 1 and Dead Nation. Be sure to see the full list below and download the items before they are removed.

Check out the full update coming to PlayStation Plus subscribers on January 4 below:

PlayStation Plus Highlights for 1/4:

Featured Games

Lead & Gold: Gangs for the Wild West (Free for PlayStation Plus subscribers, regular price $14.99)
Spyro the Dragon (Free for PlayStation Plus subscribers, regular price $5.99)
Pipe Madness – Minis (Free and exclusive for PlayStation Plus Subscribers)

Discounted Games & DLC

MX vs. ATV Reflex PSP (50% off) (PlayStation Plus price $15.00, regular price $29.99)
Tom Clancy: H.A.W.X. 2 – All In One Pack (25% off) (PlayStation Plus price $7.49, regular price $9.99)

Featured Themes & Avatars

Underwater Disco Theme (Free for PlayStation Plus members, regular price $1.49)
Rival School Avatar Bundle (Exclusive to PlayStation Plus members for $1.99)

Last Chance, Get Them While You Can – Coming down on January 4:

Featured Offers to PlayStation Plus Subscribers

DC Universe Online Beta
Smoke and Mist Theme
Tron: Evolution Black Guard Multiplayer Skin
Vector TD

Discounted Games/DLC

Sonic 4 Episode 1 (PlayStation Plus price $7.49, regular price $9.99)
Dead Nation (PlayStation Plus price $11.99, regular price $14.99)
Tom Raider: The Last Revelation (PlayStation Plus price $3.00, regular price $5.99)
Twisted Metal 2 (PlayStation Plus price $3.00, regular price $5.99)

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+ ModernYorkster on December 22nd, 2010 at 8:04 am said:

Any news on new PlayStation Plus exclusive features? Such as Cross Game Voice Chat? or even Cloud Saves?


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+ polo155 on December 22nd, 2010 at 8:05 am said:

plus is worth it


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+ polo155 on December 22nd, 2010 at 8:06 am said:

modernyorkerkster, if there waas news on any of that uf read it here first so no.


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+ LBartley on December 22nd, 2010 at 8:07 am said:

Hey, finally a PSN game I don’t already own.


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+ I3rand0 on December 22nd, 2010 at 8:08 am said:

I don’t think anything has changed in 6 months. You’re still offering content that no one wants and random “deals” on already overpriced DLC.

Until you fix those issues, PlayStation Minus will continue to be nothing more than a glorified rental service.

PS – If you guys could fix the missing games/DLC on the playstation.com My Trophies site, that would be a good idea.

Happy Hanukkah Grace!


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+ LeoMindfreak08 on December 22nd, 2010 at 8:08 am said:

More Home Free Stuff for PSN Plus suscribers!


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+ ZalAamir on December 22nd, 2010 at 8:12 am said:

Spyro!

been a long time since i played that :)


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+ oor1can on December 22nd, 2010 at 8:13 am said:

Cloud saving would be huge, just had a friend whose hard drive just got corrupted and he lost about 30 hours of progress. I hope I never have to go through that!


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+ MTJohnson1977 on December 22nd, 2010 at 8:14 am said:

I think Brando is wrong and knows nothing about plus. Keep the good stuff coming. Idiot hater, Brando can go do something else


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+ cjay23k on December 22nd, 2010 at 8:19 am said:

Im really not concerned with cross game chat right now especially since half of psn dosent even have headsets Glad I never bought lead and gold my ps+ paid for itself awhile ago so I’m happy that’s just me though.


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+ DarkOne_PR on December 22nd, 2010 at 8:19 am said:

Cross game chat…. sony give cross game chat to all gamers then ill become a plus member in celebration.


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+ EVanHelsing on December 22nd, 2010 at 8:21 am said:

Spyro on PlayStation Plus?

Spyro is a great game and I’m sure many families getting a PS3 this Christmas would be delighted to play it. But those are the least likely people to have a PlayStation Plus account, which Sony has explicitly marketed to “h4rdc0re” gamers.


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+ ZalAamir on December 22nd, 2010 at 8:21 am said:

btw, is there a way to check when our subscription expires?
or would Sony notify us a month or so in advance?

dont wanna get a notification at the end of the particular month and not have the cash to renew my PSN+ >_<

@MTJohnson1977: i love how many PSN+ haters dont even subscribe to it-they just keep on hating.lol jokers


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+ ArcaneAltair on December 22nd, 2010 at 8:23 am said:

Eh.. I already own Lead & Gold.


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+ frogdude22 on December 22nd, 2010 at 8:23 am said:

Oh yeah! Spyro FTW!!


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+ Frulond on December 22nd, 2010 at 8:24 am said:

I’d love to see Cross Game Chat really soon. You guys have been “working” on it for over a year…


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+ GT-420 on December 22nd, 2010 at 8:24 am said:

Sony’s on an awesome roll right now with this and the latest store update. Plus has had ups and downs since launch, but I can confidently say the total value so far has been through the roof and we’re barely 6 months into the program. I have 9 more months on my sub. If Sony keeps it up, resubbing will be a huge no brainer for me at least. I’d almost sign up for more right now. My backlog of plus content is growing huge.


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+ KidCommando on December 22nd, 2010 at 8:24 am said:

Plus is definitely worth the price and I am happy with my subscription so far.

Keep it up!


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+ mi33ke on December 22nd, 2010 at 8:24 am said:

NFL Sunday Ticket App PLEEEEEEEEEEEASE!!!!!


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+ wocyob on December 22nd, 2010 at 8:27 am said:

nice im pumped for some spyro… really enjoyed them back in the day… sony you may need to get me a new hardrive since the one i got is kiiiind of full


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+ texas_ride on December 22nd, 2010 at 8:32 am said:

i read that the gold trophy, Force Multiplier, in Lead & Gold is glitched and unattainable. has that been patched?


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+ Tank_Baked on December 22nd, 2010 at 8:32 am said:

This will be the first time Plus has given me a game I already own so I am ok with that. But this game is terrible and shouldn’t really be looked forward to.

On the other hand Spyro is a wicked game and I don’t have that so that will be nice.

And well the mini’s need to just stop.


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+ KazeEternal on December 22nd, 2010 at 8:45 am said:

Any chance of you guys getting SE to release Vagrant Story? Maybe give us PS+ members a discount on it when it releases?


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+ footballrule on December 22nd, 2010 at 8:48 am said:

Awesome! Lead & Gold free to PS Plus members! I’ve already gotten my money’s worth from PS Plus, and I’m still getting more content. :)

Thanks Sony!


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+ footballrule on December 22nd, 2010 at 8:50 am said:

But please consider getting us PS Home content. We would all love some! Why not a PS Plus logo above our avatar’s head in PS Home, or a PS Plus t-shirt?


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+ RockToonz on December 22nd, 2010 at 8:51 am said:

So many benifits for ps plus :|


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+ JLP_M on December 22nd, 2010 at 8:52 am said:

Give us some exclusive avatars to plus members!


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+ TomHoang on December 22nd, 2010 at 8:56 am said:

I usually don’t complain about Plus games, but Spyro is the second game I bought from the 15th Anniversary sale just to have it be free the next month (Oddworld Abe’s Exoddus was the first).


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+ The_FPS on December 22nd, 2010 at 8:56 am said:

Lead and Gold should be good fun for a bit. Whats not to like about a wild west gunfight!


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+ beastbarbour on December 22nd, 2010 at 9:03 am said:

areday got spyro thru Qore when it first came out. It really sucks being a hardcore gamer and a sony fan cause u pretty much already got everything that yall offer now with plus :(


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+ tigown on December 22nd, 2010 at 9:05 am said:

Now you guys are just spoiling us! I’ve been waiting for this! Thanks Sony!


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+ JLP_M on December 22nd, 2010 at 9:08 am said:

@22 Thats great idea, I can see that


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+ KIT-_-KAT on December 22nd, 2010 at 9:11 am said:

Spyro!!!!! and good that lead and gold will be getting more people to play


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+ rawstory on December 22nd, 2010 at 9:12 am said:

I agreed with every Playstation Plus detractor until the PS1 imports store was opened. Saving three bucks automatically on each game has almost paid for my entire subscription.

As opposed to earlier offerings like Wipeout, I kind of doubt that many people had Lead & Gold so that’s a great free game to give.

Sony sucks in a million other ways…but the Playstation Plus program has been great since I signed up a few months ago.


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+ Jisatsu_Kiddo on December 22nd, 2010 at 9:20 am said:

people really shut up about xgc it kills online gaming. it’s why most 360 users are micless now.


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+ digitalman123 on December 22nd, 2010 at 9:20 am said:

I love Spyro! They are the best PS1 games ever!
They’re the first games I ever played! ‘Nuff said kids, ’nuff said.
I still have a PS1 too! It’s right below my basement’s TV! I play PS3 98% of the time, but sometimes I go on my PS1 or 2 for nostalgia.
Still not worth it, but I’m saying that because I have the original Spyros right now, and a PS1 [and 2, and 3, and PSP], so my statment is just an awesome comment to stare at. ;)


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+ Jisatsu_Kiddo on December 22nd, 2010 at 9:22 am said:

@10

go to account, services and click on PSN PLUS SUB. There you will find your start and end time.


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+ BigFreezy1975 on December 22nd, 2010 at 9:22 am said:

These ppl on here complaining sound like a bunch of babies crying! Can I please have some cheese with this whine?? OMG gimme a break. Sony thanks for what Plus is becoming. I have seen so many things that raised my interest in Plus. I love my betas, avatars, themes, Qore, games that I wasn’t sure about plopping money down on. You know that you can’t please everyone, so just continue to do what makes you guys the best! Happy Holidays to each and everyone of you and your families and have a wonderful New Year! I look forward to a big 2011 for Sony.


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+ ElektroDragon on December 22nd, 2010 at 9:23 am said:

Ok, between Lead & Gold, Spyro, and Sam & Max, you’ve finally convinced me to get Plus. FINALLY!

BUT, I still want to see Plus freebies for Siren Blood Curse, Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection, and that one driving/combat game on PSN with the Platinum trophy!


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+ PublicSudoku on December 22nd, 2010 at 9:36 am said:

TOM RAIDER!!!


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+ gillettjoe on December 22nd, 2010 at 9:47 am said:

Is the Beta over for DC Universe in the first week of January?

Every time I turn it on there’s another 5 hour download to contend with. I got it going once after the initial download but it crashed right after I got up that wall in the tutorial dungeon.

Love to play, but not sure I have the psychological energy for this beta.


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+ F-minus on December 22nd, 2010 at 9:58 am said:

Awesome… Ive been wanting Lead and Gold… Released around the same time as RedDead Redemption and kinda got overshadowed…

Cant wait to play it… Once again PlayStation Plus had more than paid for itself!

THANKS!!!!


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+ SgtRufus on December 22nd, 2010 at 10:07 am said:

Playstation Plus is still the same it ever was…a glorified discount club. Great for folks who want a lot of games I suppose. The die hards try out several games a month. For regular folks who don’t have time or desire to play every game that’s released, it’s still not worth it.

Put in some of the unique features that were in the survey you released over the summer and we’ll talk.


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+ ExPresident on December 22nd, 2010 at 10:23 am said:

Sony, I’m a day 1 subscriber to PS3 and big into digital purchases etc but your guys inability to even remotely come close to deals offered via STEAM and any other retailer as far as price goes amaze me.

Your missing a killer opportunity to see major sales with a digital content sale like STEAM offers and there is ABSOLUTELY NO RESPECTABLE REASON as to why a digital version of a game costs the same as the physical media obtained at the retail store.

I’m a Sony fan but I am not a fan of non-sense (I’m being polite). Please work on it.


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+ AddisonW on December 22nd, 2010 at 10:26 am said:

“a glorified discount club. Great for folks who want a lot of games I suppose.”

LOL @SgtRufus

Did you figure that all out by yourself???


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+ NeoHumpty on December 22nd, 2010 at 10:37 am said:

Ok, I’m loving my Plus finally. I had to take a few months off from buying off the PSN, but the freebies have been pretty sweet the last couple of updates.


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+ Arcadian_Rebel on December 22nd, 2010 at 10:45 am said:

Playstation Plus is almost worth it. :O


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+ kratos1984 on December 22nd, 2010 at 10:51 am said:

can’t believe there are still people complaining that ps plus isn’t delivering, i’ve already gotten content that’s goes way over the $50 i payed. and this content coming up looks awesome, “led & gold” nice.

side note, any chance of the cloud save service coming in the new year? i’m dying for that feature.


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+ fijski8 on December 22nd, 2010 at 10:51 am said:

Thanks for the Holiday Dynamic Theme Grace and Team! I was looking for wintery theme for my kids and you finally gave ps plus the theme!


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+ freddyrivas on December 22nd, 2010 at 11:02 am said:

@ 46 what is cloudsave? whatever it is sounds like it can draw the attention of hackers if you have time or can anyone explain this feature to me alot of people been asking for this but im not even sure what it does


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