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Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Apr 03, 2012 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

Hi Everyone -
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Spring Fever takes a surprise victory lap with the addition of Wheels of Destruction to the roster. This fast paced dose of manic car mayhem puts you in the driver’s seat as you take down your enemies using a slew of different weapons vehicles. Choose from multiple car classes like Assassin, Heavy, and Scout, and then put the pedal to the metal to try and be the last road warrior standing. PlayStation Plus subscribers can hop into this new release for 20% off on the day it debuts on PSN.

As if Wheels of Destruction wasn’t enough of an adrenaline rush, Spring Fever is keeping the meter in the red (blood red that is) with this week’s franchise sale of Mortal Kombat games and add-ons. The awesome Mortal Kombat DLC and classic MKs you know and love will be set on fire, covered in acid, and finally put on sale for 30% off.PlayStation Plus subscribers score a flawless victory with an over the top 50% discount.

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More games dropping this week on the PlayStation Store include the moody survival adventure I Am Alive. In this post-apocalyptic tale, there are no supernatural threats, just an everyman who faces a decaying and hazardous world and humanity’s darkest inclinations. Will you hang on to your humanity and help strangers or are you ready to sacrifice others in order to survive?

The all new Amazon Instant Video app launched today as well, giving you the chance to rent or buy more than 120,000 commercial-free movies and television shows–new release movies to classic favorites, major television shows and seasons, and day after air TV. They also offer thousands of titles at no additional cost to Amazon Prime members.

As mentioned last week in April’s PlayStation Plus preview, subscribers are getting a ton of new content today with Shank 2, Shift 2: Unleashed and PS one Classic Silent Hill; all free with Plus. You’ll also find free Escape Plan PSN Avatars and a great deal on a bundle of Devil May Cry PSN Avatars for 99 cents.

What games and content will you be picking up this week? Excited for the new Amazon Instant Video app? Make sure you check out all the details below and let us know your thoughts in the comments below and come back next week to see what’s new in the PlayStation Store, or join the discussion on the PlayStation Community forums in the Official PlayStation Store Update thread.

Here is the weekly PlayStation Store update:

PlayStation Plus

Free Games: Shank 2
Shift 2 Unleashed
Canabalt
Farm Frenzy 2
Silent Hill
Free Avatars & Dynamic Theme: Escape Plan Bakuki Avatar
Escape Plan Laarg Avatar
Escape Plan Lil Avatar
Escape Plan Logo Avatar
Escape Plan Triangle Avatar
Stripe Shift 2 Dynamic Theme
Discounts: Wheels of Destruction (20% off, PS+ Price:$7.99)
Mortal Kombat Vs DC Universe Digital (50% off, $9.79)
Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection (50% off, PS+ Price: $4.89)
Mortal Kombat – DLC Warrior Bundle (50% off, PS+ Price:$7.34)
Mortal Kombat – Freddy Kreuger (50% off, PS+ Price:$2.44)
Mortal Kombat – Klassic Skins Pack 1 (50% off, PS+ Price:$2.44)
Mortal Kombat – Warrior Kenshi (50% off, PS+ Price:$2.44)
Mortal Kombat – Warrior Skarlet (50% off, PS+ Price:$2.44)
Mortal Kombat – Warrior Rain (50% off, PS+ Price:$2.44)
Exclusive Avatar Bundles: Devil May Cry 3 Avatar Bundle (PS+ Price:$0.99)
Devil May Cry Avatar Bundle (PS+ Price:$0.99)
Devil May Cry 2 Avatar Bundle (PS+ Price:$0.99)

PS Vita Add-Ons

MotorStorm RC (x4) (free – $2.99)
Assorted add on content.
File size 100 KB each

Blazblue: Cse – System Voice Arrange Kokonoe Type-A, Type-B (Vita Dlc) (Cross Entitled With PS3) ($5.99)
This is a system voice by Chie Matsuura, the voice of Kokonoe. Two versions are included. Purchasing this BlazBlue: Continuum Shift EXTEND content entitles you to both the PS3 and PS Vita versions!
File size 100 KB

Ridge Racer Music Pack 16 & 17 “Variety #1 – #2” (free)
Add new tracks to your game with the sixteenth & seventeenth downloadable Music Pack, containing classic songs from past RIDGE RACER titles! Enjoy 4 songs from RIDGE RACER 3D and RIDGE RACER 7!
File size 13.16 – 17.04 MB

Army Corps Of Hell – Bunny Ears Equipment Set (free)
Army Corps of Hell brings a new level of vicious combat, dark humor and lightning-quick action to the PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system. As the King of Hell you control an army of a hundred goblin soldiers with various classes and abilities to defeat a host of enemies in order to reclaim your throne. Give your goblin army Rabbit Ears and increase their speed and attack power!
File size 100 KB

PS Vita Videos

The Tester Season 3 Episode 9

PSN Games

Wheels Of Destruction ($9.99)
In a lawless, post-apocalyptic world, Wheels of Destruction pits you in a kill-or-be-killed competition of extreme four-wheel wreckage. From death matches to flag capturing, slay everything in your path of relentless devastation.
ESRB Rated E10+
File size 373 MB

The Price Is Right Decades ($9.99)
Come On Down! Take A Trip Back To Memory Lane with The Price Is Right Decades! The Price Is Right Decades retains all of the treasured game play elements found in previous versions, including classics such as ‘Plinko,’ and ‘The Big Wheel’.
ESRB Rated E10+
File size 1.95 GB

I Am Alive ($14.99)
One year after a worldwide cataclysmic event that wiped out most of the human race, a man struggles for survival in a desolate city as he tries to reunite with his long lost family. In this post-apocalyptical tale, there are no supernatural threats, just an everyman who faces a decaying and hazardous world.
ESRB Rated M
File size 1.91 GB

Game Demos (free)

Warp Demo
Warp is a puzzle based stealth action game where gamers play as Zero. Abducted and taken to an underwater research facility, Zero must plan his ultimate escape.
ESRB rated M
File size 1.14 GB

Time Machine: Rogue Pilot Demo
The new Time Machine: Rogue Pilot brings you the best match 3 game experience! Are you ready for an exciting time travel adventure? Save the world by yourself or ask a friend to give you a hand!
ESRB rated E
File size 251 MB

I Am Alive Demo
In this post-apocalyptical tale, there are no supernatural threats, just an everyman who faces a decaying and hazardous world and humanity’s darkest inclinations. Will you hang on to your humanity and help strangers or are you ready to sacrifice others in order to survive? Experience the Full Game Trial & face the darkness for yourself.
ESRB rated M
File size 1.91 GB

Add-on Game Content

EyePet & Friends (x10) ($0.69 – $2.99)
Assorted add on content.
File size 308 KB – 2.98 MB

LittleBigPlanet 2 (x5) ($1.99 – $5.99)
Assorted add on content.
File size 110 KB each

MotorStorm RC (x4) (free – $2.99)
Assorted add on content.
File size 100 KB each

Blazblue: Cse – System Voice Arrange Kokonoe Type-A, Type-B (PS3 Dlc) (Cross Entitled With Vita ($5.99)
This is a system voice by Chie Matsuura, the voice of Kokonoe. Two versions are included. Purchasing this BlazBlue: Continuum Shift EXTEND content entitles you to both the PS3 and PS Vita versions!
File size 2.63 MB

Asura’s Wrath – Additional Episode 15.5 ($1.99)
Don’t miss this fully-animated episode revealing Yasha’s defiance between episodes 15 and 16!
File size 1.23 GB

Street Fighter X Tekken (x46) (free- $12.49)
Assorted add on content.
File size 100 KB each

SSX: Eddie And More (free)
Fill out your roster and boost your attributes with the SSX Boards & Riders Pack. Ride as fan-favorite Eddie Wachowksi, or shred the mountain as pro snowboarder Travis Rice. Also included are character specific Ultimate level snowboards for Eddie, Zoe, Mac, Kaori, and Elise, plus a bonus GeoTag!
File size 8.65 MB

Soulcalibur V (x5) (free – $2.99)
Assorted add on content.
File size 133 KB – 68 MB

Tales Of Graces F (x11) ($0.99 – $3.99)
Assorted add on content.
File size 100 – 785 KB

Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 DLC (x4) (free – $1.99)
Assorted add on content.
File size 659 KB – 16 MB

Ninja Gaiden 3 (x7) ($1.99 – $9.99)
Assorted add on content.
File size 138 – 828 KB

Rocksmith – Bring Me To Life By Evanescence ($2.99)
File size 3.05 MB

Rocksmith – Pumped Up Kicks By Foster The People ($2.99)
File size 3.02 MB

Rocksmith – This Love by Maroon 5 ($2.99)
File size 2.48 MB

Rock Band 3
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit www.RockBand.com.

  • “Everybody’s Fool” – Evanescence ($1.99)
  • “Lithium” – Evanescence ($1.99)
  • “What You Want” – Evanescence ($1.99)
  • EVANESCENCE PACK 02 ($5.49) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game album: EVANESCENCE PACK 02. This pack includes “Everybody’s Fool”, “Lithium”, and “What You Want”. By Evanescence.

File size: 24-27 MB (singles), 74 MB (track pack)

Rock Band Network v2.0

  • “Do the Donkey Kong” – Buckner & Garcia ($1.99)
  • “Indiscriminate Murder is Counter Productive” – Machinae Supremacy ($1.99)
  • “Over the Top” – White Wizzard ($1.99)
  • “Starlight Speedway” – Rocket Ship Resort ($0.99)
  • “Tear It Up” – Jerry Naylor ($1.99)

File size: 20-40 MB (singles)

Updates

Mortal Kombat – Warrior Kenshi (Spring Fever Sale) (now $3.49, original price $4.99)
Mortal Kombat – Dlc Warrior Bundle (Spring Fever Sale) (now $10.49, original price $14.99)
Mortal Kombat – Freddy Kreuger (Spring Fever Sale) (now $3.49, original price $4.99)
Mortal Kombat – Klassic Skins Pack 1 (Spring Fever Sale) (now $3.49, original price $4.99)
Mortal Kombat – Warrior Skarlet (Spring Fever Sale) (now $3.49, original price $4.99)
Mortal Kombat Warrior Rain (Spring Fever Sale) (now $3.49, original price $4.99)
Prototype (Price Change) (now $19.99, original price $29.99)
Mortal Kombat vs. DC (Spring Fever Sale) (now $13.99, original price $19.99)
Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection (Spring Fever Sale) (now $6.99 , original price $9.99)
MotorStorm RC – BONUS Supermini Duckie (PS3/PS Vita Cross Entitled add-on) (now free, original price $0.49)

Avatars

Escape Plan Avatars (x6) ($0.49 each)

Unit 13 Avatars (x5) ($0.49 each)

Devil May Cry Avatars (x30) ($0.49 each)

Z.H.P. Avatars (x3) ($0.49)

Game Videos (free)

Bioshock Infinite – Heavy Hitters: Motorized Patriot Trailer

Journey Story Trailer

Journey Launch Trailer

The Tester Season 3 Episode 9

PS3 Themes

Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 Custom Theme (free)

Abstract Ocean Flight Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

Abstract Firework Symphony Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

Ups and Downs by Jody Barton Theme ($1.49)

Elements by On Repeat Theme ($1.99)

PS Home

PlayStation Home Companions Pack

PlayStation Home Female Hairstyles Pack

PlayStation Home Furniture Pack 2

PlayStation Home Neon Pack

PlayStation Home Combat Armored Suit Pack

Apps

Amazon.com (free)

PlayStation Store for PSP

PSP minis (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Canabalt (Minis) ($2.99)

Farm Frenzy 2 – Minis ($4.99)

Game Videos (free)

The Tester Season 3 Episode 9

PSP Themes (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Lake Of Sorrows by Jasper Goodall PSP Theme ($1.49)

Collide o’Scope by Luke Insect PSP Theme ($1.49)

//Add Your Own

148 Comments   3 Replies

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+ Link01 on April 3rd, 2012 at 3:52 pm said:

It’s disappointing that I can’t get your highly advertised credit card all because I don’t have any credit.. seriously.


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+ Tchanku on April 3rd, 2012 at 3:52 pm said:

2 weeks with nothing for me really. Back to Tactics Ogre.


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+ Link01 on April 3rd, 2012 at 3:54 pm said:

“You’ll also find sweet Escape Plan and Devil May Cry PSN Avatars available to download at no cost.”

I’d love free DMC avatars.. but I’m pretty sure this is a mistake lol. Great update btw, now we just need more Vita content/apps.


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+ TheOdnet on April 3rd, 2012 at 3:57 pm said:

Actually, Wheels of Destruction wasn’t enough of an adrenaline rush.

Also, could you give me the exact RGB settings to ensure that blood red is displayed properly on my screen?

- Vince


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+ tbon3man on April 3rd, 2012 at 3:57 pm said:

Da!! bought shank 2 already.


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+ Heatseeker125 on April 3rd, 2012 at 3:58 pm said:

Great update this week. Thank you.


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+ ShotgunSean on April 3rd, 2012 at 4:05 pm said:

any word on when we gonna see games like final fantasy type-0 in US?


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+ jimmyfoxhound on April 3rd, 2012 at 4:06 pm said:

Amazon app makes this update awesome! :)


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+ Winterwolf2010 on April 3rd, 2012 at 4:09 pm said:

@Morgan. So what happened to the game “Storm”, on the PSN? I saw it advertised, thought I would like it, so I went to the store to bought a psn card, came back to purchase it, and it was removed.


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+ TAMMILICIOUS on April 3rd, 2012 at 4:10 pm said:

Shank 2 was on XBLIVE first, but something told me not to buy it b/c it might be free for PS Plus subcribers, glad I waited! I either already had, or I was not interested in most of the free games offered lately, and I was starting to rethink my Plus membership but just when I think I’m out you pull me back in ahaha!


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+ T-Cal on April 3rd, 2012 at 4:11 pm said:

SFxTK DLC = ULC(UnLockable Content)

Warning – The Alt Outfits & the future 12 “DLC” fighters(Blanka, Sakura, Dudley, Cody, Guy, Elena, Lars, Alisa, Lei, Bryan, Jack-X, Christie) are on the disc.

You are paying to UNLOCK the content, NOT download.

Download > Unlock


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+ dilbig5 on April 3rd, 2012 at 4:20 pm said:

@T-Cal

Capcom already discussed why they do that and it actually made sense.


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+ MmaFanQc on April 3rd, 2012 at 4:20 pm said:

@32, because someone is forcing you to buy them? really?

btw, i thought Canabalt(Minis) would be playable on PsVita…


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+ ANIMATOR_CP4E on April 3rd, 2012 at 4:21 pm said:

So, Skullgirls is next week right? That’s what I’ve heard, but I don’t think it has been officially confirmed by Sony. I look forward to buying Skullgirls and the PSN avatars!


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+ dilbig5 on April 3rd, 2012 at 4:22 pm said:

Got Shift 2 and Shank 2 from PS Plus. Might take advantage of the discount and get Wheels of Destruction. I Am Alive looks good but gotta play that demo first. Already got the Mortal Kombat characters awhile back. Hope Warp is as good as my friend said it is.


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+ guitarded77 on April 3rd, 2012 at 4:24 pm said:

Crazy big update… and early. I iz happy :)

QUESTION: Where is everyone getting the Journey avatar from??? I bought the game day one with PS+ and got no avatar… :( I want one too… that avatar is badass.


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+ burnlife308 on April 3rd, 2012 at 4:26 pm said:

figures the one time I dont check before 6 because of the huge size of it at the beginning of the month its already up keep up the early updates Morgan thnx


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+ ZERO_169 on April 3rd, 2012 at 4:32 pm said:

@ guitarded77
All you have to do is go on facebook go to journey and like it. Then you will get a code that you can put in the playstation store and you will be able to download the journey avatar for free


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+ guitarded77 on April 3rd, 2012 at 4:36 pm said:

@ ZERO_169 – Thank’s for the heads up.


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+ hush404 on April 3rd, 2012 at 4:43 pm said:

Decent update for once. Lots of good stuff for use PS+ers and some cool titles launching as well. Will try the “I am Alive” demo before a $15 purchase, however. Too bad WoD doesn’t have a demo, that too looks like it needs one before I commit money to it.


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+ Starwarsgeek76 on April 3rd, 2012 at 4:45 pm said:

thanx ….good to be a plus member


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+ siriusbee on April 3rd, 2012 at 4:46 pm said:

Awesome update. Shift 2? Really? That’s great. Just one thing — there was a blog post yesterday saying that the Motorstorm RC: Carnival update would be out today. Has it been postponed?


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+ gearhead32 on April 3rd, 2012 at 4:49 pm said:

nice update Shank 2 and Shift 2 for free and I got Price is Right Decades, I Am Alive demo to try out and the Devil May Cry avatar sets


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+ La_maravich_22 on April 3rd, 2012 at 4:52 pm said:

Thanks for the free stuuf for the ps plus subscribers


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+ Pedro408sanjose on April 3rd, 2012 at 4:59 pm said:

Does Skullgirls come out next week?


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+ southparkmayor on April 3rd, 2012 at 5:04 pm said:

When will gta sa come out as a ps2 classic. and will there be a sale for red dead redemption dlc at all?


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+ luvtoseek on April 3rd, 2012 at 5:12 pm said:

@75, my guess is this year’s E3 which should have a GTA 5 demo. One if not all will be on PSN becuase of the hype regarding GTA 5.


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+ Kifcatcher on April 3rd, 2012 at 5:15 pm said:

Dear Playstion, put up Bushido Blade for a ps1 classic you are losing out money with disappointing updates.

Sincerely,
Kifcatcher.


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+ WATERSTAND on April 3rd, 2012 at 5:15 pm said:

Another update with nothing that interests me. Sony must not like taking my money lol!

That’s okay, I have an alternate account based in Japan and I’m buying the 4th DLC Volume for the PSP game pop’n music portable 2 for 700 Yen.


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+ Matrix_Lion on April 3rd, 2012 at 5:20 pm said:

Finally, I’ve been waiting on I Am Alive.


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+ gearhead32 on April 3rd, 2012 at 5:22 pm said:

@74 I have read that the Developer Reverge Labs didn’t say it would be out April 10 but, they did say very probably and it will be 14.99


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+ DION3TO on April 3rd, 2012 at 5:25 pm said:

Good update.

I already have Shank 2 (bought 2 months ago or so).
I wont be getting Shift 2 cause its not part of my favoritw gameing style.
And US$ 15 for I am Alive? This game does not even has greta scores out there and its sold for the same price of the masterpiece Journey? Just wondering…

I will wait for the next updates :D


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+ La_maravich_22 on April 3rd, 2012 at 5:30 pm said:

° Please enable html5 and flash player to the ps vita
° Youtube and Skype app for the ps vita
° Google Chrome web browser to the ps vita
° Cross chat platform between ps vita an ps3 users
° Organize the content of the PSN
° Show to the ps3 users when the ps vita users are conected and enable the present data
° Full integration of the PS Plus for vita users enable cloud service
° Improve the Facebook app of the ps vita
° Release an avatar pack when the game comed out not 3 weeks later
° Fix the ps3 browser and make a partnership with google or mozilla to the next gen console
° More PSN games to the vita and ports of great titles like journey flower nba jam castle crasher magic orbz pacman closure tetris modern combat ect ect.
° Enable to send pictures from the vita to the ps3
° Buy Quantics Dreams and ThatGameCompany
° Please ps fans needs Kevin Butler again in the next E3 also Guerrilla Games with the new ip and the vita version of killzone , Naughty Dog with Last of Us, Santa Monica Studio with the secret project,Respawn Entretaiment, Bioshock , COD and Assasins Creed for Vita, Bungie, The last Guardian, and a Drop Price of PS3 and Ps Vita


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+ DION3TO on April 3rd, 2012 at 5:37 pm said:

Great post from #81 *__*


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+ Almighty_Dada on April 3rd, 2012 at 5:44 pm said:

I AM ALIVE Demo keeps freezing before the intro movie even starts and its been three times that I have had to restart my PS3 and go through the file checking…. Just deleted it before it caused any issues, guess I won’t be buying that game.


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+ buffalothc on April 3rd, 2012 at 5:45 pm said:

Great update. Thanks for releasing the updates earlier.


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+ lPHOENIXZEROl on April 3rd, 2012 at 5:51 pm said:

So we’re a few days away now from Jeff Rubenstein’s saying in bold in the “How to download PSP games to PS Vita” entry that “more PSP titles will be made available for PS Vita play in the coming weeks” turning into MONTHS, where is the update for PSP games for the Vita? We know a bunch work but either require being transferred via PS3 or are blocked by Sony’s wonderful DRM scheme that is Content Manager.


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+ HMS_Vitanic on April 3rd, 2012 at 6:03 pm said:

I guess the HMS Vitanic is dead in the water.
“The hole in the bow of the ship will be patched in the coming weeks.”


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+ ZigNoff on April 3rd, 2012 at 6:07 pm said:

So blatantly disregarding the mess up on Bioshock 2 price. Do… Do you guys and gals bother to do ANY research on prices out there, Prototype is new for like 10 bucks and 7 bucks used for a PHYSICAL COPY WITH RESALE VALUE!…

Seriously it’s like dealing with characters from family guy…


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+ JetPiIot on April 3rd, 2012 at 6:13 pm said:

How about some PS+ love for Vita owners? It’s called PS+, not PS3+, and Vita is part of PlayStation, right?


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+ jhernandez360 on April 3rd, 2012 at 6:23 pm said:

Has anyone been able to play the I Am Alive demo? I have to restart my system everytime after the start screen???


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+ distortedhalo on April 3rd, 2012 at 6:24 pm said:

I am curious to know, will the GRFS beta as planned go live next week? Other than that, sweet to see Shift 2 Unleashed as a freebie. Would be exciting to see a Tom Clancy game, like SCC as a PS+ exclusive or a good first/third person shooter as an exclusive. :D


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+ DarqueDragon on April 3rd, 2012 at 6:26 pm said:

Glad to see Shank 2 is free (been meaning to get that, but things keep coming up).

One question, though (which will probably go unanswered):
Why no PS+ discount for I Am Alive? When I heard of the release date and all, it was said there would be a discount for Plus members, but there is nothing. Was this info wrong, was it changed for some reason, or is it still upcoming?


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+ RidleysBox on April 3rd, 2012 at 6:28 pm said:

As much as I would love to join the ‘lets bash the vita content’ discussion. I really can’t, I am loving it. Just downloaded new DLC for Gravity Daze. Playing a Golf/Pinball hybrid game called @field that is addicting, and I just started Zero Escape. Its a multi-lingual world after all.


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+ gearhead32 on April 3rd, 2012 at 6:46 pm said:

@91 there is a 20% discount for EU PS plus members on I Am Alive so maybe it will come to us store next week


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+ DarqueDragon on April 3rd, 2012 at 6:51 pm said:

@gearhead32
Thanks. I was hoping for an “official” answer, but I never get those on here, but at least I know my information was at least partially right. I hope the discount does come to US store next week.


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+ gearhead32 on April 3rd, 2012 at 6:53 pm said:

@94 welcome glad to help out I hope it comes to the US store as well


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+ livingnightmare on April 3rd, 2012 at 7:05 pm said:

I’m still waiting on the fix to let users play their free PSPlus minis on the PSVita. I have minis that are on the compatible list, but I got them as free PSPlus downloads and they aren’t even showing up when I look at the store on the vita. I would rather have that than the skype app or even the youtube app. Of course those would come from two separate places (store and system update), but still.


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+ HMS_Vitanic on April 3rd, 2012 at 7:16 pm said:

Why should they fix the minis and PSone games, when they can get more money by making you pay for ” the license to use them”


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+ C_Y_P_H_E_R on April 3rd, 2012 at 7:44 pm said:

Love the free games and avatars (need more free avatars). The original Silent Hill being free is a real treat. As far as post apocalypse goes though….Fallout 3 is still king.


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