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Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Jun 26, 2012 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

Hi Everyone –
We kick things off this week with two of the biggest PlayStation 3 games of all time are making their way to digital release for the first time. Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves are now available to download! Pick up both games as a bundle for $39.99, or purchase individually at $29.99.

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The Amazing Spider-man hits theaters next week (and from the sounds of some early reviews, it sounds awesome) but the game is available for download today in the PS3 Full Games category. Navigate through the Manhattan skyline with the return of the fan-favorite, free-roaming, web-slinging gameplay. With classic villains, visceral combat choices, and an all-new epilogue story to the movie, this is a release no super hero fan should miss.

Resident Evil fans have a lot to look forward to with Resident Evil 6, but to satiate the hunger for zombie action, you may want to check out Resident Evil: Chronicles HD. This bundle of two amazing retellings of the early Resident Evil storylines features Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles and Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (previously not available on PlayStation consoles), which have been remastered for the PlayStation 3 with HD graphics and PlayStation Move compatibility. It’s available at a discounted price over the retail release and an even greater discount with a PlayStation Plus membership.

PS Vita sees more great functionality with the YouTube App now available for download. With the YouTube application on PS Vita, you can watch millions of YouTube videos on PS Vita’s stunning 5” OLED screen. And with 3G, you can watch your favorite content – from comedy to gaming tips to viral videos – while you’re at home or on-the-go.

GT DLC

The online portion of GT Academy 2012 may have ended, but that doesn’t mean you should stop playing Gran Turismo 5! Arriving this week are two new exciting DLCs – The Twin Ring Motegi Pack and Scion FR-S 12. Check out the dedicated post for more info on this content.

UnchainedBlades

PSP owners take note; there’s some great content this week including Unchained Blades. Featuring the work of developers from legendary games like Grandia and the Lunar series, this JRPG dungeon crawler boasts a unique combat system where teams of four characters battle and unchain monsters to unleash devastating abilities.

PlayStation Plus subscribers get some great updates today as well. You may have seen the news that the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming August 28th. While this amazing package will feature a TON of exclusive content (in game commentary, revealing documentaries, and more) PlayStation Plus members can now snag the core PSN Game Journey with a 20% discount for $11.99. You’ll also see the aforementioned Plus discount on new release Resident Evil: Chronicles HD, for 10% off, as well as 20 free Virtua Fighter 5 avatars to sport on your PSN profile. Note that next week we’ll be talking about the Plus outlook for July, so stay tuned.

Check out all the details below including Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad fishtailing on to the PlayStation Store, and additional content like new Dragon’s Dogma add-ons, and an all new Spy Costume Pack for PS Vita title Gravity Rush. Make sure you check out all the details below and let us know your thoughts in the comments! Don’t forget to check out the PlayStation Store Update thread on the PlayStation Community forums to discuss this week’s releases.

Here is the weekly PlayStation Store update:

PlayStation Plus

Full Game Trials Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune Full Game Trial
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves GOTY Edition Full Game Trial
PS3 Games Journey ($11.99)
Madden 12 ($41.99)
FIFA 12 ($41.99)
Skullgirls ($11.24)
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune ($22.49)
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves GOTY Edition ($23.99)
RESIDENT EVIL CHRONICLES: HD COLLECTION (BUNDLE) ($24.29)
Avatars (free) Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Akira Avatar
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Aoi Avatar
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Brad Avatar
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Dural Avatar
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Eileen Avatar
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown El Blaze Avatar
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Goh Avatar
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Jacky Avatar
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Jean Avatar
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Jeffry Avatar
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Kage Avatar
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Lau Avatar
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Lei-Fei Avatar
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Lion Avatar
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Pai Avatar
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Sarah Avatar
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Shun Avatar
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Taka-Arashi Avatar
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Vanessa Avatar
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Wolf Avatar

PSN Games

Jeremy Mcgrath’S Offroad ($9.99)
Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad is a white-knuckle, high-flying racer featuring the fastest and most furious four-wheeled off-road action this side of a real track.
ESRB rated E
File size 1.17 GB

PS3 Full Games

ORDER UP!! ($14.99)
Experience the dizzying life of a top-notch Chef and restaurateur as you prepare a variety of dishes on your way to building your own restaurant empire from the ground up! Explore an island paradise to discover and play in fun and unique locations.
ESRB rated E
File size 1 GB

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ($59.99)
Harness Spider-Man’s powers with Manhattan as your playground! Set shortly after the events of Columbia Pictures’ new film, The Amazing Spider-Man throws New York City’s brand new hero back into free-roaming, web-slinging action, as he protects the Big Apple from a deluge of unimaginable threats.
ESRB rated T
File size 6.69 GB

UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune ($29.99)
A 400-year-old clue in the coffin of explorer Sir Francis Drake leads Nathan Drake on a wild adventure to a forgotten island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Here Drake hunts for the fabled treasure of El Dorado.
ESRB rated T
File size 21.1 GB

UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves ($29.99)
With over 200 “GAME OF THE YEAR” awards, UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves – GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION is a MUST-HAVE!
ESRB rated T
File size 20.8 GB

UNCHARTED Greatest Hits Dual Pack ($39.99)
Purchase the UNCHARTED Greatest Hits Dual Pack and SAVE! You get both UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune and UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves GAME OF THE YEAR Edition for one low price!
ESRB rated
File size 42.22 GB

Resident Evil Chronicles: HD ($26.99)
Gear up for the ultimate Resident Evil shooting experience with RESIDENT EVIL: CHRONICLES HD COLLECTION.
File Size: 11.8 GB

Game Demos (free)

Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
The Dynamic Duo of Batman and Robin join other famous super heroes from the DC Universe including Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern to save Gotham City from destruction at the hands of the notorious villains Lex Luthor and the Joker. Collect 50 DC Comics characters, flex your new super abilities, and master new suits and gadgets. Players can also explore Gotham City and unlock a variety of cool vehicles.
ESRB rated E10+
File size 1.18 GB

PS3 Add-ons

Birds Of Steel Map Pack 2 ($7.99)
Map pack #2 – adds 7 single missions, 3 mission editor layout, 3 full Dynamic Campaigns and Versus maps.
File size 390 MB

Dragon’s Dogma add ons (x3) ($0.99 – $2.99)
Various add on content.
File size 707 KB – 36 MB

DUST 514: Bundle With Mercenary Pack ($19.99)
The DUST 514 Mercenary Pack Bundle contains everything new recruits would want to make a name for themselves. Download it now and make your mark on the galaxy!
File size 1.91 GB

Elevator Action HD – Additional Stages 6 ($1.99)
New DLC for ELEVATOR ACTION DELUXE has arrived! This update gives you five new stages to explore and master. Can you escape the building full of express elevators and other new features?
File size 11 MB

Gran Turismo 5 add ons (x2) (free – $5.00)
Various add on content.
File size 100 KB Each

LittleBigPlanet 2 Summer Seasonal Creator Kit (free)
Add new decorations and stickers to your LittleBigPlanet 2 experience with the Summer Seasonal Creator Kit. Download it today. Available for a limited time only. To download this pack, you must already own LittleBigPlanet 2.
File size 100 KB

Mad Riders: The Daredevil Map Pack ($2.99)
The Mad Riders are back for more action, this time in Africa ! Compete in two exclusive championships across Zambia to unlock new vehicles and defy your friends online in 10 exotic races.
File size 73 MB

Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut (free)
An expanded ending for Mass Effect 3. Additional scenes and an extended epilogue reveal the impact of Shepard’s choices on the future of the galaxy.
File size 1.78 GB

Record Of Agarest War 2 add ons (x9) (free – $7.99)
Various add on content.
File size 125 – 133 KB

Ridge Racer: Unbounded add ons (x4) ($2.99 – $4.99)
Various add on content.
File size 127 – 128 KB

Rocksmith – Godzilla By Blue Oyster Cult ($2.99)
File size 2.72 MB

Rocksmith – Hit Me With Your Best Shot By Pat Benatar ($2.99)
File size 2.36 MB

Rocksmith – My Sharona By The Knack ($2.99)
File size 3.78 MB

SingStar Song Packs ($6.99)
File size 333.6 MB

The Pinball Arcade add ons (x2) ($4.99 each)
Various add on content.
File size 100 KB – 34 MB

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

  • “BEFORE HE CHEATS” – Carrie Underwood ($1.99)
  • “COWBOY CASANOVA” – Carrie Underwood ($1.99)
  • “GOOD GIRL” – Carrie Underwood ($1.99)
  • Artist pack ($19.99) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game album: CARRIE UNDERWOOD PACK 01. This pack includes “Before He Cheats”, “Cowboy Casanova”, “Good Girl”. By Carrie Underwood.

File size: 18 MB – 24 MB (singles), 64 MB (track pack)

Rock Band Network v2.0

  • “ANUBIS” – Septicflesh ($1.99)
  • “BY YOUR COMMAND” – Devin Townsend ($1.99)
  • “CREATURES OV DECEPTION” – Rainbowdragoneyes ($0.99)
  • “IMPULSE” – An Endless Sporadic ($0.99)
  • “SURFACE” – Imperative Reaction ($1.99)

File size: 16 MB – 68 MB (singles)

PS Vita Add-Ons

Gravity Rush Spy Costume Pack ($3.99)
The Gravity Rush Spy Costume Pack includes a brand new costume for Kat and contains 4 extra missions, including 2 Side Missions and 2 Challenge Missions. The Side Missions will be playable after completing Episode 11 in the main game. The Challenge Missions will become available after completing Episode 8 in the main game. The costume will be available upon completion of the first side mission in this DLC.
File size 100 KB

Table Soccer Match Day Game Pack ($0.99)
Download the new $.99 Table Soccer Match Day Game Pack DLC and receive tons of goodies including: – 20 New Teams including China, Panama, Ukraine, and many more.  – 3 New Soccer Balls  – 3 New Scoreboards Weather Effects – Snow, Rain, Wind  – More Match Set-up Options – Team Members (3, 5, 7) / Game Times ( 3 and 4 Minutes) / Turn Amounts (3 and 5 flicks)  – 2-4 Player Pass Around Tournament Mode
File size 100 KB

THE PINBALL ARCADE ADD-ON 2: CIRQUS VOLTAIRE AND FUNHOUSE ($4.99)
Add-on Pack 2 for the Pinball Arcade: Cirqus Coltaire and funhouse. Purchasing this content entitles you to both the PS3 and PS Vita versions!
File size 34 MB

Updates

Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 (Sale) (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $14.99)
Enigmo – Minis (Sale) (PSP) (now $1.99, original price $3.99)
Flock (Sale) (PS3) (now $2.99, original price $9.99)
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite Digital (Sale) (PSP) (now $9.99, original price $19.99)
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo (Sale) (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)

Avatars

Dynasty Warriors 7 avatars (x20) ($0.49)

Dynasty Warriors Next avatars (X10) ($0.49)

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown (x20) ($0.49)

Warriors Orochi 3 (x16) ($0.49)

Game Videos (free)

Assassin’S Creed III E3 Cinematic Trailer

Damage Inc. Pacific Squadron WWII – Game Story Trailer

Dirt Showdown: Nevada 8-Ball Trailer

Dungeon Twister: Launch Trailer

FIFA Soccer 13 E3 Gameplay Trailer

Magic: The Gathering – Duels Of The Planeswalkers 2013 Gameplay Trailer

Rainbow Moon Trailer

Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II Lock-On Trailer

PS Vita Game Videos (free)

Assassin’s Creed III Liberation Announcement Trailer

PS3 Themes

My Pet Zombie: Back Alley ($2.99)

S.L. Benfica 2011-12 Team(Eng) ($2.99)

S.L. Benfica 2011-12 Team(Por) ($2.99)

PSone Classics

Disney’s The Little Mermaid II ($5.99)
Explore the wonders of the ocean with Ariel and her daughter Melody in this exciting adventure!
ESRB rated E
File size 333 MB

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Unchained Blades ($29.99)
Join brash and spiteful Fang in his quest for revenge against the goddess in this story-driven dungeon-crawler in a world populated by mythical beings. With a four member battle party consisting of a diverse mix of supporting characters such as a cowardly golem prince, a shy medusa girl, and a rebellious phoenix princess, explore grid-based dungeons and dispose of monsters in classic turn-based battles, all in first-person view.
ESRB rated T
File size 286 MB

PSP minis (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Farm Frenzy Pizza Party ($4.99)

//Add Your Own

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+ Sevyne on June 27th, 2012 at 7:22 pm said:

I’m actually a bit concerned about the change to PS+. While i do like that we are getting some pretty good quality games it feels so empty. Despite what they tell us we are in fact getting LESS than we did before the change. After the initial burst we are only getting 3 games a month. Exactly how is this better? It’s not. What happened to PSOne Classics, minis, etc? All we’re getting is 3 games a month. Well I could be overreacting a bit too soon, but it does worry me.


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+ Amadeus589 on June 27th, 2012 at 7:42 pm said:

@Sevyne There are currently 3 free minis for PS+ users.
They’re:
– Orbit
– Kaleidoscope
– Farm Frenzy 2
You should get them before they expire.


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+ DragonsProtector on June 27th, 2012 at 7:42 pm said:

Post Pt. 1

I have been watching what people have been saying good and bad about the “youtube” app. Well, I figured I would give my input and see if I could help people out a bit. I have been playing with the app for several hours in combo with my laptop and this is what I have figured out.

Your “Youtube Account:
Make a “youtube” account if you do not already have one…it is important to continue on from here.

Registering PS Vita Youtube App:
Open the app, and then hit the bottom right bubble for options.
Now touch settings and next window simple touch “Sign In”
Now touch “Go to the Youtube Website”
Now sign in with the account you wish to register with your PS Vita and have boxed check to “stay signed in”.
Now simply touch “Allow access” and it will take you back to the black window in settings again.
Now don’t close it just yet.

Using Youtube on the PS Vita:
Now touch “Terms and Privacy Policy”
Now stretch the window to see better, and touch on “My Account” and touch “Yes” when asked about being redirected to another page.
Again, stretch window to better see and now you can see all your account info, including link to your “My Subscriptions”.


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+ DragonsProtector on June 27th, 2012 at 7:46 pm said:

Post Pt. 2

Searching Youtube Channels:
Now for those wating to see people’s channels…..move up to the very top of the page.
Use the “Search” box just above “My Account” to search for the specific channel you are looking for.
When you see a video from the channel you are searching for, touch on it.
Again, make window easier to see and you will see the link to the channel you searched next to the video icon, and touch on it to go there.
*You will NOT be able to view video from here.*
Now that you are at the channel you searched for you can Subscribe/Unsubscribe on the right hand side of your screen.
Repeat and rinse for any other channel you are looking for. When you are finished, you can then touch on the “X” on the very top grey area.
Now touch on “X” on the setting area, and touch the “Star” on the bottom a couple of times to refresh.
Now recommendations from your new setup will appear.
I hope this helps some of those having few problems with the new PS Vita “Youtube” app.
Sorry for two posts….its the character count limit for posts :(

Enjoy!!
DragonsProtector


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+ Squiggle55 on June 27th, 2012 at 8:47 pm said:

@Sevyne Next Monday will be very enlightening regarding the new program. If there are 3 bona fide AAA full games each month, I would consider that better than before. Before the instant game collection, in an average month we may have gotten 2 marquee PSN games, 2 or 3 PS1 classics, and 3 or 4 minis — on top of the full game trials and discounts, right? Maybe on a good month the marquee free game would be an old digital blu-ray game. So if we are now getting 3 AAA full games each month, that would be quality-wise an upgrade. Of course that remains to be seen next Monday.

The way i see it, the biggest hurdle to get over (if the quality of the 3 games is high) will simply be the psychological adjustment to only having something to look forward to once a month instead of every week, but they could fix that simply by making sure the discounts are very good and interesting each week and there are still full game trials. Of course all of this is assuming the 3 games rotating in are great ones.


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+ Sevyne on June 27th, 2012 at 9:16 pm said:

@Amadeus589 Thanks for the heads up. I think I missed those.

@Squiggle55 If they are great quality games then that’s cool, but one big thing I liked about Plus were getting the PSOne Classics. Removing that is removing 1 good reason for me to keep Plus. Not all of us want the same thing and I could have sworn that is why they had that variety. They are alienating a portion of subscribers by removing them.


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+ Hunter_R22 on June 27th, 2012 at 9:19 pm said:

Hey Morgan,

When will GTA 3 and Vice City coming out on PSN? I heard they were coming out sometime in July is this correct?


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+ DarkSolitude-X on June 27th, 2012 at 11:29 pm said:

I would love to purchase some stuff off of the store, BUT IT DOESN’T WORK!!!!!!! I have four times the amount of money in my account, and I STILL get the “Can not add funds to wallet”. FIX YOUR SERVERS!!!!!


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+ Electromagnus on June 28th, 2012 at 1:08 am said:

42 gb to download uncharted dual pack!!!! I need to invest in a bigger hard rive….


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+ EchoLocate on June 28th, 2012 at 7:09 am said:

When does this update end? Yesterday I got cards for my PSN wallet but I couldn’t enter them; when I tried to enter them it said the operation is currently undergoing maintenance, which I believe is a result of this update.


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+ EchoLocate on June 28th, 2012 at 7:12 am said:

The same exact thing is happening to me and adding money to your PSN wasllet


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+ Squiggle55 on June 28th, 2012 at 9:44 am said:

@Sevyne Still speaking hypothetically, assuming the 3 games rotated in are very high quality, and the overall quality/value of the program has been raised, I think most people will get used to it and approve of the new program with high quality full games. That’s not to say I don’t like PS1 classics, that’s just to say that the better value is those full/more expensive games. But if there are people out there who actually only want ps1 classics, they would probably save money by cancelling PS+ and just buying them individually.


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+ Squiggle55 on June 28th, 2012 at 9:45 am said:

But don’t get me wrong I would love to see PS1 classics and minis tossed in on some weeks.


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+ Inuboykendo1000 on June 28th, 2012 at 12:18 pm said:

Uncharted 1. Awesome. Uncharted 2. Better. The Amazing Spider-Man. Epic. Ok now I have a couple other games I’d like to see get a digital version. Which includes many HD Collections, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, and Square Enix RPGs. Spider-Man looks pretty cool.


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+ Inuboykendo1000 on June 28th, 2012 at 12:20 pm said:

Resident Evil Chronicles HD. I missed that one. One question? Can I play with a standard PS3 controller? :) please let it be so.


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+ Darig0n on June 28th, 2012 at 2:27 pm said:

What happened to my burning skies avatars? :/


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+ ccrogers15 on June 28th, 2012 at 4:40 pm said:

Um give us some PS2 classics.

WE ARE STILL missing Ape Escape from the PSone classics, and several games from PS2 classics thats popular.


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+ Sevyne on June 28th, 2012 at 5:24 pm said:

@Squiggle55 The value would possibly increase, but you really can’t say the quality does because that’s all subjective. The variety was provided to cater to the tastes of many and not just 1 demographic. Narrowing it down now alienates an audience that could possibly have been day 1 loyal Plus subs. Instead of making Plus more appealing to everyone they have made it appealing to less in the grand scheme of things, unless we haven’t seen the full picture yet. July will tell us a lot about their plans.

I’m also not saying that people ONLY want the PSOne Classics (though i’m sure there are some that would like that). What I am saying is taking them out completely from Plus is a crappy move.


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+ Bastic on June 28th, 2012 at 7:25 pm said:

JRPG this will kill time til the FF Series makes it to the platform. FF7 anyone.. Keep rolling them out and we will keep following


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+ Kazooie_77 on June 28th, 2012 at 11:54 pm said:

I don’t know if anyone come across this but I had %100 on the uncharted trophies when I owned the disc. So I downloaded the 60mins trail just to install it and play with it and I was going to buy both uncharted 1 and 2. In a few day and looked at my trophies asnd saw that it had %0 for Uncharted!!!! I hope this is just becase I need to but the game. I would hate to have to go back and get %100 for Uncharted.when I all ready had it.


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+ Kazooie_77 on June 29th, 2012 at 12:05 am said:

never mind I think I know what happending the 60min trail ver of Uncharted is 1.02 and my info file for uncharted shows ver 1.10. So I guess when I buy it from PSN it sould patch it and fix the issue. I hope.


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+ Gilbow1 on June 29th, 2012 at 8:25 am said:

i am glad bioshock is on psn since i could not find it in any stores also im excited that sonic adventure 2 battle is coming to psn i will get it for sure :)


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+ Gilbow1 on June 29th, 2012 at 8:27 am said:

also i want tekken 3 on psn !! and resident evil 1 remake


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+ squidracerX on June 29th, 2012 at 11:47 pm said:

Morgan, good sales this week, all it takes is one or two games at a good price, and by the end of the year you can have 50-100 PSn games in your collection :) Bionic Commando Rearmed and Flock both at 66% off, 2 valid PSN games on sale, didn’t really play Bionic Commando #1 much but for $4.99 I will pick up the sequel, and Flock was 100% off my radar but for $2.99 its worth a try. See that’s what good sales do! :) i’ll pay a little for games I wouldn’t ever buy otherwise. 66%+ off is a sweet spot!


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+ DaZetheMaZe on June 30th, 2012 at 11:49 am said:

Hey where is the full game trial for Spiderman, there should be a trial or demo for every full game, and previews on all items if you want people to purchase your products on this service.


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+ Inuboykendo1000 on June 30th, 2012 at 12:16 pm said:

I like the Uncharted bundle as much as I like the Resident Evil HD Bundle (on PSN) one question though? Is it just one download or does it give you two individual games to download (much simpler if it’s one download)?


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+ Shemarollvrr on June 30th, 2012 at 2:31 pm said:

I Think Yall Diid A Good Update And So One But Not To Be Rude Why Can’t Psvita Get Temple Run Fruit Ninja Cut The Rope And So One The Psvita Is After All Touch Screen


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+ rsaleen829 on June 30th, 2012 at 11:31 pm said:

Pinball arcade downloads not working I tried to install Pinbot add-on its say’s it installed however when I load game its not showing either of the games I purchased Sony. I tried to delete re-install still no go. Please address this issue asap it cost me $4.99 for the download. Thanks rsaleen829


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+ Omii132 on July 1st, 2012 at 10:57 am said:

Hi Morgan!

On May 8 you guys said that uncharted 2 dlc was free (price change).

Now is not free, do you know anything about it?

Thanks!


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+ estoc1 on July 15th, 2012 at 1:31 pm said:

Who cares, Nathan Drake and Uncharted sucks.


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