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The Drop: Week of June 4th 2012 New Releases

Rey Gutierrez's Avatar + Posted by Rey Gutierrez on Jun 03, 2012 // Senior Social Media Specialist

On Blu-ray for PS3, Inversion is a third-person co-op shooter that combines hard-hitting, adrenaline-pumping action with a revolutionary gravity manipulation engine. Featuring the Grappler weapon, players will be able to manipulate gravity for their own purposes.

On PSN, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown contains a full overhaul of Virtua Fighter 5′s mechanics, balance and animations, along with new game modes, new dynamic fighting arenas, a massive collection of customizable character items and new characters.

PlayStation 3

Inversion – Set in the near future, the tranquil peace enjoyed by mankind shatters with an unforeseen invasion by an unknown enemy called the Lutadore. Armed to the teeth with futuristic gravity-controlling weapons, the Lutadore easily overrun the city’s defenses. Unbeknownst to all, mysterious anomalies have surfaced in conjunction with the invasion. Random regions in the city have entered zero gravity or have suffered vector changes, throwing the world into topsy-turvy chaos. Assuming the role of Davis Russel, a hotheaded 28-year-old cop, or Leo Delgado, Davis’ neighbor, players will embark on a journey through the disorienting war-ravaged, gravity twisted streets of their home town and beyond, to find Davis’ missing child.

PlayStation Network

Virtua Fighter 5 Showdown: Complete Edition – The fifth entry in SEGA’s advanced, realistic fighting game series. Once again, the realtime level of visual detail and character animation has been upped to the most advanced levels, with next-generation lighting and detail on the fighters and environments. Players will be able to customize their characters by selecting from various patterned costumes and a wide range of attachable items that can be placed onto each fighter’s various body parts. Players will not only achieve victory by defeating highly-skilled opponents, but will also compete for prizes and earn in-game money through the match to buy many items at an in-game shop.

Bang Bang Racing – Bang Bang Racing is an arcade-style racing game focused not only on the speed but also on the technical driving skills. The intuitive control system and the exciting tracks provide endless fun for everyone in the family.

This racer delivers fast-paced racing around every corner and down every straight. Drive high-speed, pumped-up racing cars through cones, tires and exploding barrels! Be one step ahead of your competitors, finding shortcuts, repairing your car in the pitlane, and dominating your opponents from the top-down view.

Madagascar 3: The Video Game – Madagascar 3: The Video Game, players must help Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe find a way home while working for a traveling circus. In single or two player co-op mode, players will travel across Europe to promote the circus by completing challenging and zany missions given by the Penguins, performing amazing publicity stunts on some of Europe’s most notable landmarks, and dazzling the crowd with fun circus acts fit only for a Madagascar-style circus extravaganza! All the Madagascar friends are along for the ride in this comedic circus adventure including King Julien, Maurice and Mort, the chimps Phil and Mason, the Penguins, plus their new circus pals Stefano the sea lion, Vitaly the Siberian tiger and Gia the jaguar.

PS Vita Demos

  • The Pinball Arcade

PS3 Demos

  • Bang Bang Racing
  • The Pinball Arcade

minis

  • Icon’s 5-In-1 Minis Collection

[Editor’s Note: The following dates are subject to change. Game details are gathered from Press Releases from their individual publishers and/or ESRB rating descriptions.]

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142 Comments

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+ PSmonkey on June 3rd, 2012 at 6:59 pm said:

A demo for pinball arcade? Could this actually mean the Update & DLC are hitting this week? (Demo was suppose to go up with the DLC since it was a bug why it didn’t come on launch day).

If so, ITS ABOUT ****ING TIME!!!


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+ luvtoseek on June 3rd, 2012 at 7:04 pm said:

Just spotted a post @ IGN, a user saved an image off of Facebook pertaining to PS All Stars & it includes Big Daddy (Bio Shock) & Nathan Drake! Here cometh the leaks! :D


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+ masqerader on June 3rd, 2012 at 7:16 pm said:

Wake me up when FFX and Gta San Anderas become available… the lack of ps2 classics isn’t very good.


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+ Vortuminius on June 3rd, 2012 at 7:20 pm said:

@52
Hopefully Sony just opens the floodgates tomorrow at E3 :D

@53
I know that you should be able to play FFX on your PS3 and Vita as a remastered HD game… sometime. Whenever Square Enix finally releases it.


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+ Almighty_Dada on June 3rd, 2012 at 7:33 pm said:

Will PlayStation HOME have it’s own E3 area again or are they left to rot in despair…with their hope and dreams crushed as they will not even virtually be able to attend an E3 event? Just asking.. lol


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+ Ice21 on June 3rd, 2012 at 7:35 pm said:

these updates are getting worse. i hope there is alot more next week since MGS HD collection is arriving on the vita. Now that I’m getting!!!


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+ banok on June 3rd, 2012 at 7:45 pm said:

Whoa! There will be an in-game shop in VF5:FS! I didn’t know that.


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+ BRIT-KO on June 3rd, 2012 at 7:59 pm said:

Nothing to see here, move along please.


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+ iTofuMan on June 3rd, 2012 at 8:02 pm said:

Wow i think by far the weakest update we have had. i really hope next week is better. you would think since E3 is tomorrow it would have been a lot better, plus arent we only really going to get is video from E3? dont get me wrong thats cool and all, but i much rather have games, then video.

Still another weak update. it would be cool if they updated PSN to coincide with E3, but that will never happen.


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+ BLUExEYED-SLICKT on June 3rd, 2012 at 8:14 pm said:

I see you guys at the blog team are just focused on blocking all my accounts from commenting on here. Like it says to my right of my comment…. BUT DON’T BE A JERK. By telling us that you already know your company will piss us off time to time in lies and we are suppose to sit back and just put up with it and kiss your butt? You say above to come on down in person to enjoy E3 lol. Man you guys would be calling security to remove me cause I have a lot to say to you blog guys face to face how I’m treated on the blocking of my comments and you ignore our questions on here I mean that’s just flat out rude right there and being a JERK as you posted on the side over there for us not to be. You all need to be fired and people that actually respect the customers and will answer our questions need to take over. I swear you guys that run this USA blog are a joke. I bet at E3 you guys will overhype vita again and say its sells are awesome and its perfect but what you won’t hear is how the sells are very slow and the screen line defects is why so many are getting returned. I bet that won’t be brought up huh? lol. Figures!


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+ BLUExEYED-SLICKT on June 3rd, 2012 at 8:20 pm said:

But what ever BLOG TEAM, keep BLOCKING my accounts on here to try and shut me up cause I’ll just use different ps3′s cause I own 3 now and just keep making bogus accounts and different Internet providers over wifi to battle you trying to block my ISP address from logging in on here. You can NEVER be rid of me and ignoring my comments and blocking my accounts is only raging me to attack you more with so many different accounts on here. I am a dam* paying sony customer and the way I get ignored and treated by your team is why I’m moddy in the blogs weekly. When you start treating me with more respect and start answering my questions on the blocking will I start respecting you more. You guys are jerks on this usa blog team. The EU blog team aren’t jerks and my main account can post there fine so I respect them but you guys here in this blog are jerks I swear it brings out the worse in me in these blogs how you constantly block my comments or delete them. JERKS!


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+ DarthDanMan on June 3rd, 2012 at 8:24 pm said:

@Nascar & BLUE EYED
Can you please just stop commenting on the Blog? We don’t really need to read your rants.


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+ BLUExEYED-SLICKT on June 3rd, 2012 at 8:28 pm said:

I’m going no where Darth! Deal with it fanboy!


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+ dominiumundi on June 3rd, 2012 at 8:28 pm said:

GUYS do you need some help? because this advance is so poor.

Please give us something, when I read some comments in the last PSN UPDATE, someone say that maybe we have two days later the previous of JUNE. And I can´t see anything around.

ON the other hand please be specific: What happen with Walking Dead Episode 2? Nobody says anything, or want to clarify the status.

I want to know what includes the pack of ULTIMATES, by example: INFAMOUS 2. I hope tomorrow you can give us more info.

AND SONY I want to say THANKS, ULTIMATES PROMO is amazing, But this program only works with old games (with all the DLC). GIVE US something more with new games . . . I really want to buy RAGE, LOLLIPOP CHAINSAW, RAYMAN, BATMAN ARKHAM CITY GAME OF THE YEAR . . . in the day one. The same with the PS VITA games.

Even ps3 games like Madagascar or Ben 10, I want to buy them on the psn is better for me. And if you can add a discount to much better.

Finally, give us PS3 & PS VITA . . . NEW games and OLD GAMES on the PSN.

Bye


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+ BLUExEYED-SLICKT on June 3rd, 2012 at 8:28 pm said:

Don’t read them then jerk!


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+ Vortuminius on June 3rd, 2012 at 8:30 pm said:

Come on man… you gotta realize why you are being banned. You are flaming and baiting other members mercilessly. Seriously, do you HONESTLY think that is acceptable mature behavior?

Treat the community with respect, and you’ll earn it back.


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+ BLUExEYED-SLICKT on June 3rd, 2012 at 8:31 pm said:

That’s why I don’t buy season passes. I pay for each episode cause why pay full price and only save 5 bucks to only wait 9 years for the rest of the episodes that are already down they just make you wait for them but they want the full price for games you don’t have lol. I’m only paying per episode so paying for that season pass to just save 5 bucks was crazy lol.


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+ Vortuminius on June 3rd, 2012 at 8:34 pm said:

@64
Walking Dead Ep. 2 info has to go through Telltale games. The best date we have is June 2012, so there’s quite a few weeks.

Also, keep your eyes and ears on Sony’s press conference tomorrow, I hear they are revamping PS+, and new game releases was on that revamp. Only a rumor though.


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+ ToonAddict1 on June 3rd, 2012 at 8:34 pm said:

Pretty much agree that some PSN goodies are being kept hush hush for now due to E3 (although this year, I’m myself have no clue as to what to expect in terms of “surprises”).

As for 51, I myself also would like to see the Pinball Arcade DLC to finally come out this week, especially since I don’t want Sony to have a huge backlog of DLC with this game (what with these two DLC packs, the just announced June pack, and the fall release of The Twilight Zone).


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+ BLUExEYED-SLICKT on June 3rd, 2012 at 8:36 pm said:

@ Vort take that advise for yourself. I’m not your father or family member and I don’t have to show any of you respect when respect is never giving to me on here. I state a legit opinion of truth about my sony products on here of what I would like better or to be improved and I get attacked by you sony fanboy’s calling me a troll and 360 fanboy lol. Oh yeah now owning 3 ps3′s 2 psp’s and 2 ps2′s and a ps1 is so much a 360 fanboy huh? Hell I even had 2 ps vita’s so far but of course I returned them already. The point is when you guys attack me I will attack back and then when I do that I am banned or blocked but you attackers are patted on the back for attacking me by the blog team and its really pissing me off. Your troll hate attack comments at me are never removed or blocked but mine is. Does that sound legit and right to you huh?


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+ TeamInsaneClown on June 3rd, 2012 at 8:42 pm said:

Why can’t Playstation ever bring any old school wrestling games to the PS Store? There are to many shooter games and not enough Wrestling,Fighting,or PS Move Games. So Whats up with this???


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+ BLUExEYED-SLICKT on June 3rd, 2012 at 8:52 pm said:

@ team I’ve wondered and said the same thing before but of course I get attacked by sony fanboy’s for asking. They always say go to stores and buy the disc lmao. The whole point is I am digital only and prefer digital versions and avoid disc at all cost. I wish they would put gt5, skyrim, nascar 2009 and nascar 2011 on the psn store. But wait for it… the people calling us trolls are coming now man lol.


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+ massimodo on June 3rd, 2012 at 8:58 pm said:

Hey, slick, your posts are pure comedy gold. Its like watching a baby crying cause his diaper needs changing.


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+ gldoorii on June 3rd, 2012 at 8:59 pm said:

Yea! A Vita demo! Thanks for the support, Sony!


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+ Vortuminius on June 3rd, 2012 at 9:03 pm said:

@70
Ok, so maybe I was rough in my initial response to you, I apologize.

But if anything, if you wanted to argue/debate with someone, you should have just directed your attention at me the entire time, the other guy was only agreeing with me, and you went for an attack on him instead.


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+ devilmosh on June 3rd, 2012 at 9:10 pm said:

It’s pretty sad that some people are so immature and full of hate that they have nothing better to do than bicker on here.

I’ve got all these great games and movies on a Playstation 3 that keep me in a good mood. Some people must be doing it wrong, lol.

Looking forward to E3′s announcements!


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+ jeremybristol on June 3rd, 2012 at 9:13 pm said:

@ BLUExEYED-SLICKT “The point is when you guys attack me I will attack back and then when I do that I am banned or blocked but you attackers are patted on the back for attacking me by the blog team and its really pissing me off. Your troll hate attack comments at me are never removed or blocked but mine is. Does that sound legit and right to you huh?”

Okay, as an impartial observer and champion of our right to free speech, I must say, shut up. Just shut up. You’re embarrassing yourself, and not in a funny Andy Kaufmann sort of way. Nobody’s attacking you. Frankly, they’re being more patient with you than I would be in their shoes. You are the weakest link, goodbye.


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+ BLUExEYED-SLICKT on June 3rd, 2012 at 10:56 pm said:

LMAO! Embarrassing myself you say lmao. Dude you can’t embarrass me man. I will embarrass you though lol. Really you just said the weakest link man, that is so shall I say GEEK LIKE of you. Man you kids are fun to shoot the thunder with lmao.


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+ BLUExEYED-SLICKT on June 3rd, 2012 at 10:58 pm said:

@ Vort……… Shhhhhh you be quiet cause you have no idea what your talking about. I know that Sony troll MassoDODO that agreed with you cause I have dealt with him for months now we have argue history on here from way back so shhhhhh.


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+ gearhead32 on June 3rd, 2012 at 11:01 pm said:

@Nascar&BLUE EYED the reason you are having your account & comments blocked is that you are a jerk and you like to troll and flame others on the blog and you have some serious rage/anger issues. The fact is people on here don’t like you and getting tired of you acting like a jerk towards people simply because they don’t agree with you and you can’t handle that.


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+ BLUExEYED-SLICKT on June 3rd, 2012 at 11:02 pm said:

This has been comical to say the least man. Oh well can’t say sony trolls aren’t fun to bullcrap with lol. They better release a lot of new features for ps3, ps plus and full ps1 and psp support for that vita Tuesday and a ps vita price drop or it will be total fail ta E3 for SURE!


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+ BLUExEYED-SLICKT on June 3rd, 2012 at 11:05 pm said:

Gear head this isn’t politics it a company and I expect quality not LIES. Of course I will rant and if you idiots don’t like that then get over it. When you SONY FANBOY’S attack my comments on here weekly I will attack your a*s back. Go to bed dude!


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+ BLUExEYED-SLICKT on June 3rd, 2012 at 11:08 pm said:

Also I’m not on the dam* blog to win most popular award or make dam* virtual friends or shall I say SONY FANBOY GEEK friends. I’m here to get quality information and quality Electronic’s that live up to their hype and when that doesn’t happen you will find me in here complaining little man. If you all don’t like it then tough its LIFE. Not everything is sugar coated for ya you little kiddies.


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+ BLUExEYED-SLICKT on June 3rd, 2012 at 11:09 pm said:

Oh and it takes a JERK to be a JERK look in the mirror all of ya even SONY look in mirror before saying I’m the problem on here.


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+ Allan_Hadid on June 3rd, 2012 at 11:11 pm said:

I was hoping for The Walking Dead Episode 2, well I guess I’m not buying anything this week


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+ BLUExEYED-SLICKT on June 3rd, 2012 at 11:24 pm said:

Gearhead I read your comment again and it amazes me you say I can’t deal with people that don’t agree with me and that is a joke in itself. Who the heck gets attacked first on here when I comment on here to the blog team not you guys? Sony fanboy’s attack me that’s who attack’s who first so do your research in all the blogs I have commented on over the years. Its always I comment to the blog team and you fanboy’s start attacking my comments and I reply back to the attack’s and all a sudden you are saying I’m the one that can’t take it?. Who attacked who first and couldn’t take it as you quoted me? lmao. You guys, that’s who can’t accept I’m right in most of my rants on here weekly about the over hyping and lies.


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+ BLUExEYED-SLICKT on June 3rd, 2012 at 11:36 pm said:

God you are funny man. I don’t care if you people in the blog like me its not a popularity contest or Job interview lmao. I’m not here to mingle with you brat kids. I’m in here to express my opinion on stuff that I’m not or I am happy with and I have a right to express my opinion and half the time it is constructive criticism and other times I’m really pissed off and go over board but that’s just me. I tell it like it is man. I don’t care if you don’t like it or like me like I said I’m not in here to mingle I’m in here cause I spent lots of money on products and features on this company and I expect the quality I was promised and not over hyped lies. When I’m lied to about what I buy you better bet I’ll be in here complaining. You call sony out on things and they hate it and will hide you from others cause your a threat to hurt their sells and over hyping. I speak the truth not bullcrap. I have the right to speak and comment on here so you all need to back off and I’ll back off. Agreed!


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+ GuZ_707 on June 3rd, 2012 at 11:43 pm said:

@blue eyed, the fact that you have the time to make new accounts and use different wifi providers or whatever means you have absolutely no life kid and youre calling people geeks? i bet you are just like that guy from the south park episode the world of war craft one youre that geek. im not a fanboy i can careless if you hate sony bt doing what youre doing is sad go get a life you dont have to buy ps3s or sony products if you hate them, you can easily buy a xbox instead of doing all this. i hope my account doesnt get blocked for the south park thing haha


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+ BLUExEYED-SLICKT on June 3rd, 2012 at 11:45 pm said:

KID? Who you calling a kid man? LMAO!


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+ BLUExEYED-SLICKT on June 3rd, 2012 at 11:45 pm said:

My kid days have been gone long ago sad to say lol.


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+ BLUExEYED-SLICKT on June 3rd, 2012 at 11:47 pm said:

Oh and don’t ask me why I HAVE TO make other accounts to comment man ask the blog team. I wouldn’t have to do that if they wouldn’t keep trying to block me or hide my comments or delete them or what happens all the time NOT LETTING MY COMMENTS GO THROUGH on purpose so I use another account so my word is heard and goes through. They make it where I have to go to that extreme to get my voice heard in here. It sucks tell me about it!


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+ GuZ_707 on June 3rd, 2012 at 11:48 pm said:

then its even sadder if youre an adult


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+ BLUExEYED-SLICKT on June 3rd, 2012 at 11:51 pm said:

Its even sadder you are replying to me and your a kid. Like I said is their any dam* ADULTS in these blogs or am I the only one that comments in here feuding with teens? lol


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+ GuZ_707 on June 3rd, 2012 at 11:52 pm said:

youre still wasting time youre voice will not be heard, if you want it heard call their number and talk to someone but i bet they will still ignore you. thats just how it is. i dont know why youre so mad at sony besides the comment blocking and i really dont care but enjoy being blocked because they are probably going to keep doing it


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+ rockmanZXE on June 3rd, 2012 at 11:54 pm said:

At first, I too, was a bit put off by the lack of PS Plus updates, but then I remembered that tomorrow is the press conference. I’m pretty sure they’re waiting to tell us something about PS Plus tomorrow at E3, in which case, it has to be awesome. It must be so awesome, in fact, that the Internet would have imploded had they posted on this mere blog.


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+ BLUExEYED-SLICKT on June 3rd, 2012 at 11:54 pm said:

Oh and get off the pc and blog kids you have school soon and I bet your parents won’t be too thrilled you are still up trolling blogs.!


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+ GuZ_707 on June 3rd, 2012 at 11:54 pm said:

im not a teen im 21 so nice try. i bet you are a kid saying youre an adult. because no adult has time to do what you do. i barely game 3 hours in one week if im lucky but it seems like you dont work and just spend your time making psn accounts


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+ BLUExEYED-SLICKT on June 3rd, 2012 at 11:59 pm said:

It’s called having lots of free time on my hands and money.


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+ massimodo on June 4th, 2012 at 12:03 am said:

+ BLUExEYED-SLICKT on June 3rd, 2012 at 11:59 pm said:
It’s called having lots of free time on my hands and money.

Welfare pays well, does it?


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+ BLUExEYED-SLICKT on June 4th, 2012 at 12:03 am said:

Oh and to be legit and not bullcrap people with lies on all my psn accounts I made last year is not to keep commenting on the blog it just helps. I have all my accounts cause before GT5 got that stupid patch that prevents us from duplicating cars over 1 million credits I was helping friends get X1′s and we would have fun just duplicating and making cars to trade it was a game all in itself but the patch ended that fun and all I got left with was tons of useless psn accounts that I made for the purpose of duplicating my cars on GT5 last year before that patch hit to stop that. The accounts just are there to help with commenting on here now when they try to block me out.


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