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Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Jun 05, 2012 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

Hi Everyone –

Happy E3! Obviously there’s a LOT going on throughout the show and we’re sure you’re busy reading all the great coverage here on PlayStation Blog, but we haven’t forgotten about bringing you the latest PlayStation Store releases. We’ll have an update today, as well as additional content arriving on Wednesday and Thursday. Watch the blog for these subsequent updates.

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New release Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown is here and brings the definitive version of the popular Virtua Fighter 5 series, developed by AM2. With two new playable characters, over hauled fighting mechanics and dynamic and interactive fighting arenas this edition also unleashes console-only features such as a robust Training Mode, eight-player Online Room Match Mode and a match record feature to replay, save, and upload fights. Oh and by the way, it’s free for the entire month of June, up until July 3rd in PlayStation Plus!

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While we’re on the subject of Plus, you’ll see that with today’s update is the all new PlayStation Plus instant game collection, now available with today’s update. As mentioned, Virtua Fighter 5 is included, as well as 6 PS3 Full Game greats such as inFAMOUS 2, LittleBigPlanet 2, Saints Row 2, Just Cause 2 and Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine. We’re also bringing great PSN Games like Lara Croft: Guardian of Light, Sideway New York, and Hard Corp: Uprising, all free in Plus! Check out the full details below and look forward to more PlayStation Plus news in the future.

You’ll also want to check out some new E3 trailers including the recently unveiled BEYOND: Two Souls E3 trailer and the new LittleBigPlanet Karting trailer! We’ve also got great new E3 pages so you can follow all the gaming excitement from some of the most exciting games from the show including God of War: Ascension, Dust 514, and Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time!

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You may want to jump on some great deals hitting some of the earlier Sly games. They’re on sale now, so it’s a great time to experience the originals in preparation for Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time arriving later this year.

Additional gaming is also landing with Bang Bang Racing and PS3 Full Game Madagascar 3! In Bang Bang Racing, drive high-speed, pumped-up racing cars through cones 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. In Madagascar 3: The Video Game, adventure with the entire cast of Madagascar including Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo and Melman the Giraffe while you find a way home under the perfect cover: a traveling circus.

Make sure you check out all the details below and let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Here is the weekly PlayStation Store update:

PlayStation Plus

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Free Games: Virtua Fighter 5
inFAMOUS 2
Little Big Planet 2
Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
Just Cause 2
Saints Row 2
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
Hard Corp: Uprising
Choplifter HD
Zombie Apocalypse Never Die Alone
Sideway NY

PSN Games


BANG BANG RACING ($9.99)
Bang Bang Racing is a brand new, top-down arcade car racer for the whole family! Choose from 20 sleek racing cars, eight different skins and nine exotic reversible and variable tracks around the world.
ESRB rated E
File size 209 MB

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown ($14.99)
This definitive version of the VF5 series includes overhauled fighting mechanics, new characters, new single player & online multiplayer modes and more.
ESRB rated T
File size 1.91 GB

PS3 Full Games

Madagascar 3: The Video Game ($39.99)
In Madagascar 3: The Video Game, adventure with the entire cast of Madagascar including Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo and Melman the Giraffe.
ESRB rated E
File size 3.84 GB

LittleBigPlanet 2 ($39.99)
Join Sackboy in a completely new adventure – filled with new abilities, new gameplay rules, innovative tools and a smarter LBP Network, evolving the whole PLAY CREATE SHARE experience.
ESRB rated E
File size 4.7GB

Game Demos (free)

BANG BANG RACING DEMO
Bang Bang Racing is a brand new, top-down arcade car racer for the whole family! In the demo version, choose from two sleek racing cars, two different skins and two variable tracks, one in Europe and one in Japan. Cones and exploding barrels will put your driving skills to the test. In the demo, you can play alone against the AI or in 2-player split-screen multiplayer!
ESRB rated E
File size 209 MB

The Pinball Arcade Trial
You can now play exact recreations of the all-time greatest pinball tables from Williams, Bally, Stern Pinball, and Gottlieb together in one game. Every flipper, bumper, sound effect, and display pixel has been painstakingly emulated in astonishing detail.
ESRB rated E10+
File size 207 MB

Sorcery Demo
Sorcery is a fast-paced action adventure where your PlayStation Move controller is transformed into a powerful magic wand, immersing player in a unique fantasy adventure like never before. As the sorcerer’s apprentice Finn, it is up to you to master the arcane arts and defeat the Nightmare Queen. Use an intuitive spell-casting system to master an arsenal of different spells and combos. Collect rare ingredients and return to your alchemy bench to brew your own powerful magic potions.
ESRB rated: E10+
File size: 597 MB

PS Vita Demos (Free)

The Pinball Arcade Trial
You can now play exact recreations of the all-time greatest pinball tables from Williams, Bally, Stern Pinball, and Gottlieb together in one game. Every flipper, bumper, sound effect, and display pixel has been painstakingly emulated in astonishing detail.
ESRB rated E10+
File size 115 MB

PS3 Add-ons

Atelier Meruru: Hanna ($3.99)
The General Store owner Hanna joins the team! She’s ready to follow Meruru and go out in search of new gathering locales! This will allow you to recruit the in-game character Hanna into your party and experience all-new character-related events.
File size 111 KB

Dragon’s Dogma: From A Different Sky – Part 3 ($0.99)
The third of the ‘From a Different Sky’ series, you will need your wits to clear all 10. Check the Pawn Guild to begin!
File size 707 KB

Dynasty Warriors 7 – Original Costume Pack 6 – 9 ($4.99 each)
Various costume packs.
File size 28 MB – 38 MB

Sniper Elite V2 Assassinate The Fuhre ($9.99)
One bullet can change history. The Ultimate Mission. The Ulimate Shot. Kill Hitler.
File size 309 MB

Soulcalibur V add ons (x4) ($1.99 – $2.99)
Various add on content.
File size 133 KB – 25 MB

Street Fighter X Tekken Add ons (x12) ($0.99 – $17.99)
Various add on content.
File size 100 KB each

Test Drive Unlimited 2 Add ons (x3) ($4.99 – $8.99)
Various add on content.
File size 100 KB each

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Add ons (x21) ($4.99 – $14.99)
Various add on content.
File size 76 MB – 163 MB

Worms Ultimate Mayhem: Customization Pack ($4.99)
The Worms Ultimate Mayhem “Customization Pack” features hilarious new additions to extend the already vast array of customization options available in the game, including a number of crazy new hats, glasses, gloves, x5 new speech-banks and x5 new gravestones. The “Customization Pack” also includes x5 new weapon payloads for the Weapons Factory.
File size 212 KB

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

  • “DOG DAYS ARE OVER” – Florence and the Machine ($1.99)
  • “POWER AND THE PASSION” – Midnight Oil ($1.99)
  • “TEEN ANGST (WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW” – Cracker ($1.99)

File size: 28 MB – 46 MB (singles)

Rock Band Network v2.0

  • “APOLOGY REJECTED” – These Hearts ($1.99)
  • “EXAMINATION” – I Am Abomination ($1.99)
  • “IN A HURRICANE” – Blame Ringo ($0.99)
  • “RIDDLE ME THIS” – Anarchy Club ($0.99)
  • “THE DEVIL’S IN THE DETAILS” – Aesthetic Perfection ($1.99)

File size: 20 MB – 35 MB (singles)

PS Vita Add-Ons

Ridge Racer Add ons (x2) ($1.99 – $2.99)
Various add on content.
File size 1.26 MB – 5.36 MB

Updates

Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Ps3 Full Game) – Price Change (PS3) (now $29.99, original price $39.99)
Final Fantasy Iv: The Complete Collection Digital – Price Change (PSP) (now $19.99, original price $29.99)
Hamsterball (Sale) (PSP) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (Digital) (Price Change) (PS Vita) (now $19.99, original price $39.99)
Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (PSP Digital) (Price Change) (PS3) (now $19.99, original price $29.99)
M.O.Z.O.X. Space Salvager – Minis (Price Change) (PS3) (now $1.99, original price $1.49)
Need For Speed: The Run (Price Change) (PS3 Full Game) (PS3) (now $29.99, original price $39.99)
Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus (Sale) (PS3) (now $6.99, original price $9.99)
Sly 2: Band of Thieves (Sale) (PS3) (now $6.99, original price $9.99)
Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves (Sale) (PS3) (now $6.99, original price $9.99)
Smash Cars (Sale) (PS3) (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
Wakeboarding Hd (Sale) (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)

Game Videos (free)

Alien: Colonial Marines Suspense Trailer

Assassin’s Creed III Gameplay Reveal Trailer

Batman: Arkham City – Harley’S Revenge Trailer

BEYOND: Two Souls™ E3 Trailer

Darksiders 2 – Behind The Mask: Deaths Story

Disney Pixar Brave: The Video Game Announcement Trailer

DmC Devil May Cry E3 2012 Trailer

DUST 514®: E3 2012 Beta Gameplay Trailer

E3 Press Conference Video Part 1 – 3 (PS3 Store Only)

Hitman: Absolution Attack of the Saints Trailer

LittleBigPlanet™ Karting E3 Trailer

MAD RIDERS DARREN BEERCLOTH VIDEO DIARY

MAD RIDERS MASTERS OF MOVEMENTS POWERED BY DEGREE MEN

MAD RIDERS MILES DAISHER VIDEO DIARY

MAD RIDERS TRAVIS RICE VIDEO DIARY

Papo & Yo Developer diary #1

Papo & Yo E3 2012 Trailer

Skullgirls Launch Trailer

Sly Cooper Thieves in Time™ Vita Annouce Trailer

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Dev Interview

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Trailer 1

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Trailer 2

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Trailer 3

PS3 Wallpapers (free)

Mix Superstar Wallpaper

Bundles

Icon’S 5-In-1 Minis Collection ($4.99)
ESRB rated E
File size 112 MB

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Complete Edition ($29.99)
ESRB rated T
File size 3.84 GB

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+ polo155 on June 5th, 2012 at 2:20 pm said:

Happy E3 People!


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+ dkaysama on June 5th, 2012 at 2:21 pm said:

Sweet! Free Stuff! PSN, great job again.


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+ DJPlace on June 5th, 2012 at 2:24 pm said:

will ratchet and clank have the online pass with it or do you have to buy it?


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    + Ro Hernandez on June 5th, 2012 at 3:00 pm said:

    Hi DJPlace – The online pass should be built in the game download.


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+ luvtoseek on June 5th, 2012 at 2:24 pm said:

@1, yep, great job at E3 Sony! Yum, nice Sly & FF Collection sale…


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+ Sneeches on June 5th, 2012 at 2:24 pm said:

HOLY FRIGGEN FREE GAMES!!!!! THANKS SONY!!!!


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+ Sonicfan11589 on June 5th, 2012 at 2:24 pm said:

Already downloading VF5: FS, can’t wait to kick @$$ with Sarah Bryant. Plus she looks sooo much more realistic in that new Dead or Alive 5 trailer.


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+ Jedi_Jeff on June 5th, 2012 at 2:24 pm said:

Thanks for the awesome PS+ content, just in time for my birthday. :)


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+ tello2323 on June 5th, 2012 at 2:25 pm said:

Finally…. I have bee rapig the F5 button for this


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+ Wayndawind on June 5th, 2012 at 2:25 pm said:

Awwwwsome! one word. I just bought some of those titles, aheads up for the plus memebers would be Great!!! But greatful nun the less, thanks guys.


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+ luvtoseek on June 5th, 2012 at 2:26 pm said:

@3, On-line pass should be included until your + Acct. expires.


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+ Ftwrthtx on June 5th, 2012 at 2:27 pm said:

GREAT update


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+ polo155 on June 5th, 2012 at 2:27 pm said:

yes@lovetoseek!


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+ rjejr on June 5th, 2012 at 2:27 pm said:

Thanks for the early update Grace.


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+ Kchow23 on June 5th, 2012 at 2:28 pm said:

When will the conference and new trailers go up on PSN?


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    + Ro Hernandez on June 5th, 2012 at 3:01 pm said:

    Hey Kchow23 – The Press Conference is available for download from the PS3 Store E3 Collection.


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+ Almighty_Dada on June 5th, 2012 at 2:28 pm said:

Where is Walking Dead Episode 2?


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    + Ro Hernandez on June 5th, 2012 at 3:01 pm said:

    Should be coming out real soon. Stay tuned to the blog for details…


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+ aznexcav on June 5th, 2012 at 2:29 pm said:

Yeah boy lol…..now wonder book lol.


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+ Yohmaru_EX on June 5th, 2012 at 2:30 pm said:

First thanks for the plus content!!! This update is be epic!!

Second thing:

Please, make a filter system in our download list in the store. I can’t find anything that i downloaded 1 year ago, i have 600 item in my download list but no way to manage all!!! My ps3 has a 120gb hd, and now with this 12 new games, i will have to delete some of my games U_U

and finaly, i have a friend who wants to get the plus, this “instant collection” is valid just for this week? or for the entire month??

thanks again :)


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+ blakseed on June 5th, 2012 at 2:31 pm said:

Awesome update. Was hoping for the Walking Dead Episode 2 today though.


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+ digitalman123 on June 5th, 2012 at 2:32 pm said:

Any word on the Sonic 4 avatars coming to the US Store?


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+ angibri2000 on June 5th, 2012 at 2:34 pm said:

So it begins for me…just signed up for PS+ even though I’ve had my PS3 for 3+ years. Great offering for free games Sony, you are definitively getting people on board to PS+ with this. Believe it or not to get free RK: All 4 one is a big reason as my son loved the demo. lol I’m personally looking forward to inFamous2 and LBP2. Thanks Sony!


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+ icepick82 on June 5th, 2012 at 2:34 pm said:

how do you find out when your plus account expire?


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+ Nick36542 on June 5th, 2012 at 2:35 pm said:

Best Plus update ever!! My subscription expires in 8 days, but this may convince me to renew!


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+ KwietStorm on June 5th, 2012 at 2:35 pm said:

Can we please get a sign in invisible feature and a categorized download history? Is the blog share just there for peace of mind?


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+ duke301 on June 5th, 2012 at 2:36 pm said:

First of all, thanks for the free update, and second, thanks for the free games and essentially raising the value of PS Plus 10-fold! I only have four of them, and I never even heard of of a couple of them. If only I had time to play them all. . . Here’s hoping Episode 2 of the Walking Dead comes out next week.


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+ KwietStorm on June 5th, 2012 at 2:36 pm said:

And you know, Die Hard Trilogy, MDK, Return Fire, Soul Blade, and Tenchu on the store. Thanks.


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+ PSmonkey on June 5th, 2012 at 2:38 pm said:

Seriously sony? You could get up the demo for Pinball Arcade but couldn’t get neither of the two DLC packs (or patch) up? Seriously?


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+ MMAtt702 on June 5th, 2012 at 2:40 pm said:

at the risk of sounding dumb, does instant game collection mean we dont have to download it to our hdd?


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    + Ro Hernandez on June 5th, 2012 at 3:07 pm said:

    You still need to DL them.


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+ MarkakaJin on June 5th, 2012 at 2:41 pm said:

The best Playstation store update of the year!


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+ Haskell420 on June 5th, 2012 at 2:42 pm said:

UM, JUST TO LET YOU KNOW, YOUR LINK TO DUST BETA, GOES TO THE PS BLOG “BATTLEFIELD BETA STATS” PAGE, AND NOT THE DUST BETA SIGN UP!!

IT’S BEEN LIKE THAT FOR 2+ HOURS


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+ Monterossa on June 5th, 2012 at 2:42 pm said:

Gosh! I need a new harddisk.


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+ Agitokazu on June 5th, 2012 at 2:43 pm said:

Hey Sony at least announce that more psp games are available on the psn for the vita this week ^_^…
Also when will phantasy star portable 2 be available to play on my vita


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+ MP_is_for_Chumps on June 5th, 2012 at 2:43 pm said:

Why on earth are there no E3 trailers?


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    + Ro Hernandez on June 5th, 2012 at 3:02 pm said:

    We missed them on the initial update, see the Day 1 trailers listed above.


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+ MMAtt702 on June 5th, 2012 at 2:44 pm said:

@21 you go to account management>transaction management>services list and it will show you the start and end date of all subsciption based programs there


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+ Darth_Raww on June 5th, 2012 at 2:45 pm said:

The EU store has a sale on the Castlevania:LOS DLC…any chance will be getting that sale here soon?


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+ ponnimus on June 5th, 2012 at 2:46 pm said:

It’s like the Vita doesn’t exist. Oh wait, I have one demo I can download.


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+ FATHASUN on June 5th, 2012 at 2:46 pm said:

It like fcuinkg Christmas. Thank you Sony for all the Games. Plus since day one and never disappointed but his takes the cake. I can’t wait for whats in store in the future. Also… any word on Vita Heaven 2? Maybe we will get more Vita goodness then!

@23 KwietStorm, The blog share is so the the regular blog doesn’t get flooded with requests and ideas.


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+ njcolas_ARG on June 5th, 2012 at 2:47 pm said:

Thankyou Playstation, great job


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+ luvtoseek on June 5th, 2012 at 2:47 pm said:

@21, check under Acct. settings on the XMB, it should be listed there.

@26, Sony did not make the game. Ask the devs about the patch.

@27, download is req. Make sure your HD has ample room.


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+ FORMIK on June 5th, 2012 at 2:47 pm said:

Goes without saying, but saying anyway: awesome update.

Here’s a suggestion for Plus members, as it would take some type of system to maintain:
- It’s been compared to Netflix, so how about a proper star rating and recommendation system rolled up into one? We rate something highly, other things similar appear in the tab list on the left of the PS Store main page. Rate Table Top Tanks highly? You might also want to race around with the tank vehicle in MotorStorm RC, or could be interested in Salt Shooter from Sodium One in Home. Did you rate Dead Nation highly? You might want that DLC, the zombie DLC to Call of Duty, The Last Guy, etc. It would take some tagging of content, but through ratings given by the players, each would receive a customized recommendation list that would become more precise based on ratings provided. Make it social, and integrate the recommendation option that currently just sends a PSN message, to instead to a portion of “Friends’ Recommendations”.
This would be smarter than the current recommendation system, displayed on the left of a product in the store, which does not make sense.


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+ TheNockOfWar on June 5th, 2012 at 2:51 pm said:

I am so happy I just upgraded my hard drive to 750gb. I am downloading them all!!!


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+ icepick82 on June 5th, 2012 at 2:51 pm said:

@33 thanks I got til the end of August. I hope we get another 3 month bonus with subscription again.


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+ OG3Beast on June 5th, 2012 at 2:51 pm said:

Finally this PS+ is paying off even though I already bout the ultimate edition of inFamous 2


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+ luvtoseek on June 5th, 2012 at 2:52 pm said:

@ all waiting for The Walking Dead Epi. 2: TT is likely doing its best to get this out within June. The wait is killing me. :D

Also, as Grace mentioned, tomorrow & Thursday will have MORE content! 8)


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+ ReptileHand on June 5th, 2012 at 2:52 pm said:

I’m loving this! I finally get to play Just Cause 2! Also loving the new Plus section overhaul! It makes it much easier to browse!

I would also be on board with an organized download list. When all these offers pile up, it gets a little messy finding the things we want or have to re-download. I love to just get games in my download list and download them if I’m in the mood to try them out again!

I would also like to see more discounted or FREE DLC. I know this is asking for a lot out of you guys but it’s the one thing I missed. That and early demos. I know it must be hard to ask publishers to discount their DLC though. 2012 is a strong year for PSN!


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+ xCh0z3n-0n3x on June 5th, 2012 at 2:53 pm said:

AMAZING update….im scooping up Saints Row 2 and Just Cause 2…i have BEEN craving Just Cause 2 for weeks now and was about to buy it too….thank you PS+!


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+ eggmiester28 on June 5th, 2012 at 2:53 pm said:

a great update for ps+ users but for non ps+ members its a really poor update


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+ Carl-G on June 5th, 2012 at 3:00 pm said:

Downloading the E3 show now:D


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+ ryanumber1 on June 5th, 2012 at 3:01 pm said:

My buddy that recently bought a PS3 (by recommendation) just told me, “If I knew Sony was this amazing, I would have never bought that other system!”. He is sold, and my love for all things Sony is just confirmed.


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+ robertmc8 on June 5th, 2012 at 3:02 pm said:

I’m glad I upgrade my 320gig to 500 gig still have 329gig left :) all 12 free games :). Reminds me Finnish. the lbp 1 lol and inFAMOUS 1 :) before playing 2 version :)


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+ The-Sigma-Alpha on June 5th, 2012 at 3:05 pm said:

One hell of an update for PS+. Doesn’t get better than this.


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