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

With Independence Day on the horizon, we’re happy to break out some fireworks of our own to celebrate great new games and content coming to the PlayStation Store this week!

PS3 Full Games

Disney/Pixar Brave ($44.99)
In Disney/Pixar Brave: The Video Game, challenge destiny and change your fate! Play as Merida, a Will ‘o the Wisp, and other popular characters, from new Disney/Pixar film, as you run, jump and battle your way through the rugged landscape of mythical Scotland. Help end of a magical blight that has befallen the land while you combat enemies, solve challenging puzzles and obstacles in order to bring peace and unity back to Scotland.
ESRB: E10+
File Size: 3 GB

Spec Ops: The Line ($59.99)
It’s been 6 months since Dubai was wiped off the map by a cataclysmic sandstorm. Thousands of lives were lost, including those of American soldiers sent to evacuate the city. Today, the city lies buried under sand, the world’s most opulent ruin.
ESRB: M
File Size: 5.46 GB

Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends ($49.99)
Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends is the ultimate driving experience for fans of the Ferrari Brand.
ESRB: E
File Size: 2.25 GB

Sonic Generations ($29.99)
Sonic’s universe is thrown into chaos when a mysterious new power comes into force, creating ‘time holes’ which take Sonic and his friends back in time. Revisit some of the most iconic environments of the past 20 years, playing as Classic Sonic in re-imagined 2D side scrolling levels, and as Modern Sonic in all new, stunning 3D levels. Will they find out who is behind this diabolical deed?
ESRB: E
File Size: 8.5 GB

The Adventures Of Tintin : The Game ($39.99)
In the Adventures of TinTin, players will experience non-stop action as they investigate the mystery of a lifetime that may lead them to one of the greatest sunken treasures. But the quest won’t be easy and players will need to join forces with the quick-witted dog Snowy and the grumpy Captain Haddock to beat greedy art collectors, kooky arms dealers, and other crooks to reveal the truth behind the Secret of the Unicorn ship.
ESRB: E10+
File Size: 7.06 GB

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 ($59.99)
Tee-off with the most comprehensive swing mechanic revamp in over a decade in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13! Also uncover several more trailblazing features including Online Country Clubs, Coins, Pins Collections and relive first-hand Tiger Woods’ most memorable golf accomplishments in Tiger Legacy Challenge mode.
ESRB: E
File Size: 4.79 GB

PSN Games

BELLATOR MMA ONSLAUGHT (Demo Also Available) ($14.99)
Nominated for ‘Best Sports Game’ and ‘Best Fighting Game’ at E3 by Neoseeker. Based on Bellator Fighting Championships, it is a first of its kind, a fast paced arcade style MMA fighting game with easy to understand controls that enable players to quickly master the clinch and ground game. Design your own fighter and compete against other players’ creations and the best Bellator fighters to level your fighter and master MMA techniques.
ESRB: T
File Size: 2.77 GB

Dungeon Twister ($9.99)
Two teams of adventurers with supernatural powers are locked up in the same dungeon. Only one team can walk out. Will it be yours? Choose to flee or to fight. Make the dungeon’s rooms rotate to help you advance… or prevent your opponent’s progress. Play alone or confront other players on PlayStation Network in this turn-based strategy game.
ESRB: T
File Size: 156 MB

PS2 Classics

Bloodrayne 2 ($9.99)
The Cult of Kagan has unleashed horrors upon the world in their pursuit of supremacy. Only Rayne can take them down.
ESRB: M
File Size: 4.4 GB

PlayStation Store Highlights


Download the critically-acclaimed third person shooter Spec Ops: The Line from the PlayStation Store this week and jump into a provocative and gripping game designed to challenge players’ morality by putting them in the middle of unspeakable situations where unimaginable choices must be made. Set in a war-ravaged Dubai, you’ll use the tactical squad-based Delta Force gameplay throughout a horizontally and vertically-oriented world, complete with devastating sandstorms that have serious impact on combat.

In addition to Spec Ops: The Line, be sure to download other great PS3 Full Games this week including Sonic Generations, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13, and Disney/Pixar’s Brave.

2012-07-03 PS Store Update

Visit the PSN Summer Sale website to get all the details on this amazing sale.

The PSN Summer Sale kicks off today as well! featuring amazing titles at stellar discounts. This week-long sale runs from now until July9th and delivers class games like Shadow of the Colossus, inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood, Killzone 3 Multiplayerat great discounts to all PlayStation gamers, with Plus members receiving an even greater discount at 50% (or more) off all titles!

2012-07-03 PS Store Update

Tape up in a fight for the title with Bellator: MMA Onslaught! “Title shots are earned, not given” in this hard-hitting game which squares players off toe-to-toe with some of the world’s top fighters as they compete in authentic Bellator events. Download your copy today from the PlayStation Store.


Dungeon Twister is a turn-based strategy game that some describe as a mix between chess and Dungeons & Dragons. This hit board-game is making its digital debut today in the PlayStation Store . Check out the Dungeon Twister dedicated post to learn more about the game’s tactical, and fun, multiplayer.

2012-07-03 PS Store Update

Today’s PlayStation Plus update today brings 3 new games to every member’s Instant Game Collection! Beginning today, you’re able to download Gotham City Impostors, Pac-Man Championship Edition DX, and Renegade Ops FREE with your membership. There are also the fantastic discounts you get with the PSN Summer Sale, new Full Game Trials to check out, and some exclusive avatars to purchase. Check out this week’s dedicated Plus post for more! And if you’re not a member yet, there’s never been a better time to join. Click here to purchase online, or activate on the PlayStation Store.

Here is the rest of the PlayStation Store update:

PlayStation Plus

PlayStation Plus July 3rd, 2012

Instant Game Collection Additions Gotham City Impostors
Pac Man DX Championship Edition
Renegade Ops
Summer Sale Added Discounts Gotham City Impostors – FREE
NBA JAM: On Fire Edition – $7.34
REAL STEEL – $4.89
The House of the Dead III – $3.42
Crysis – $9.79
Closure – $7.34
Jurassic Park: The Game – Full Season – $9.79
Worms Ultimate Mayhem – $7.34
Shadow of the Colossus – $9.79
inFAMOUS Festival of Blood – $4.89
Killzone3 Multiplayer – $7.34
Exclusive Avatars Dynasty Warriors 7 Avatar Pack 1 ($1.99)
Dynasty Warriors 7 Avatar Pack 2 ($1.99)
Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar Pack ($1.99)
Warriors Orochi 3 Avatar Pack ($1.99)
Warriors Orochi 3 Orochi Pack ($1.99)
Full Game Trials Tiger Woods Pga Tour 13 Full Game Trial
The Adventures Of Tintin : The Game Full Game Trial

Game Demos (Free)

Summer Stars 2012 Demo
Take on your friends or play on your own in a huge variety of summer sports & special challenges to see if you have what it takes to bring home the gold this summer!
ESRB: E

Bellator MMA Onslaught Demo
Tape up in a fight for the title with Bellator: MMA Onslaught!
ESRB: T

Pre-Orders

NCAA FOOTBALL 13 ($59.99)
Take your team to victory with a former Heisman Trophy winner on your team with NCAA Football 13. With one of 10 former Heisman winners on your roster, see if you have the confidence and poise to utilize his legendary skill set to once again capture the Heisman Trophy—this time for your school.

PS3 Add-ons

Dragon’s Dogma: A Face Of A Different Color
Change your attitude with seven new color variations and six new voice types, and receive the Nameless Armor as a bonus.

Dragon’s Dogma: From A Different Sky – Part 7
The seventh of the ‘From a Different Sky’ series, you’ll need your wits to clear all 10. Check the Pawn Guild to begin!

Max Payne 3 – Classic Max Payne Multiplayer Character
Customize your multiplayer avatar with this Classic Max Payne Character inspired by the original Max Payne.

Max Payne 3 – Deadly Force
Equip the Deadly Force Burst in your loadout to get extra stopping power with higher damage bullets in Max Payne 3 multiplayer.

Max Payne 3 Local Justice Pack
The Local Justice Pack includes the new 55th Battalion HQ, The Imperial Palace and Departure Lounge maps for Max Payne 3 Multiplayer. It also includes the Light Fingers Item for faster looting, M4 Assault Rifle and more.

Max Payne 3 – Pill Bottle Item
Equip the Pill Bottle Item in your loadout for the ability to carry more painkillers in Max Payne 3 multiplayer.

Max Payne 3 – Silent Killer Loadout Pack
The Silent Killer Loadout Pack includes the Light Anti-Tank Weapon, Slippery Character Burst to quickly escape a firefight and Listening Device Item that amplifies player hearing so you can better hear enemies approaching you.

Max Payne 3 Cemetery Map
With a wintry New York City skyline, sniping positions amongst the monuments, circular fighting arenas in a rotunda garden and a looming mausoleum, the Cemetery Multiplayer Map makes a fitting final home for your enemies.

Record Of Agarest War 2 1St Generation Exclusive Pack
Equipment specifically for the heroes of the first generation.
Felicity Blessing (Weiss) x 1, Myumille Wand (Aina) x 1, Mr. Fluff-fluff (Felenne) x 1, Brynhildr Lance (Victoria) x 1, -Their- Bandana (Jainus) x 1, Happy Straw (Fiona) x 1.

Record Of Agarest War 2 Frensberge Specialty Pack 1
A wonderful collection of items made in the image of Frensberge’s most colorful citizens! Oden Dagger x 1, Garden Weasel x 1, Schmootz Paws x 1, Melon Sickle x 1, Gluttony Coupon x 1, Faster! Pussycat x 1.

Record Of Agarest War 2 Overtake Your Rival Pack 1
With the fine items listed below, you should be able to progress through your journey with ease.
STR Up x2, Vit Up x2, INT Up x2, MND Up x2, AGI Up x2, DEX Up x2, Max HP Up x2.

Record Of Agarest War 2 Peddling Damascus Sp Pack
Welcome! Your loving Uncle Duke has wandered the world to bring you wonderful merchandise! Damascus Sword x1, Damascus Spear x1, Damascus Scythe x1, Bracelet of Feicui x1, White Frame x1, Lucky Charm x1.

Record Of Agarest War 2 Right To The Blacksmith Pack 1
For those who lament their ability to gather the necessary materials to truly take advantage of the blacksmith shop Warrior Soul, weep no more! Take the following items and make haste to Warrior Soul now! Element of Flame x5, Element of Ice x5, Element of Thunder x5, Element of Wind x5, Element of Earth x5, Darkness Element x5, Element of Light x5.

Record Of Agarest War 2 Right To The Blacksmith Pack 2
For those you lack the fortitude required to Convert items, or if you simply lack the time, fear not! Take these items and make your way to Warrior Soul with all due haste! Silver Ore x10, Platinum Ore x10, Bauxite x5, Trogtalite x5, Magnetite x5, Dolomite x5, Pileroth x5.

Record Of Agarest War 2 Skilled Hunter’S Survival Pack
Thank you for your continued business. To celebrate your love of unrestrained spending, the Hunter’s Guild has put together a collection of helpful recovery items for you dedicated hunters out there. This wonderful package contains the following: Cure Grass x3, Relief Herb x2, Magic Herb x3, Revitalizing Herb x2, Blessed Fruit x3, Stone of Life x2, Marfile Seed x1, Divine Branch x2.

Saints Row: The Third – Genki Girl Pack
Drive in Genki Girl style with this assortment of vehicles. Sad Panda sports a dune buggy, Angry Tiger has her motorcycle, and Sexy Kitten drives a special sports car. Each of these rides is themed after the girls themselves, and pack a deadly surprise!

Street Fighter X Tekken – Color Palette Add-On 5
The 5th color pack (4-color set) for character color customization.

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

  • GONZO – All-American Rejects ($1.99)
  • Happy? – Mudvayne ($1.99)
  • Satellite – Rise Against ($1.99)

File size: 22 MB – 35 MB (singles)

Rock Band Network v2.0

  • ABSOLUTE – Gatling ($.99)
  • HEY THERE MR. BROOKS – Asking Alexandria ($1.99)
  • I – Before Nine ($1.99)
  • JE COLLECTIONNE DES CANARDS (VIVANTS) – Ultra Vomit ($1.99)
  • XENOCHRIST – The Faceless ($1.99)

File size: 18 MB – 40 MB (singles)

PS Vita Add-Ons

Hustle Kings Crazy Table Pack: Hex Crazy
Compatible with PlayStation Vita system only. Download this pack and shoot your way to the Hustle Kings Hex Bar for an additional pool table that’ll make even the coolest hustler break into a sweat. To use this download, you will need the Hustle Kings game.

Additional Sales and Deals

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Annihilation Content Pack 3 (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
Call Of Duty: Black Ops Escalation Pack 2 (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
Call Of Duty: Black Ops First Strike: Pack 1 (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
Call Of Duty: Black Ops Rezurrection Content Pack 4 (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
Call Of Duty: Black Ops With First Strike (Ps3 Full Game Bundle) (now $33.49, original price $49.99)
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – Elite Collection 1 (now $7.99, original price $14.99)
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – Elite Collection 2 (now $7.99, original price $14.99)
Catherine (now $19.99, original price $39.99)
Class Of Heroes Legacy (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
Closure (now $10.49, original price $14.99)
Crimson Gem Saga Digital (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
Crysis (now $13.99, original price $19.99)
Crysis 2 (now $19.99, original price $39.99)
Cuboid (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Dead Space 2 (now $19.99, original price $29.99)
Droplitz (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Gotham City Impostors (now $10.49, original price $14.99)
Hexyz Force Digital (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
Hydrophobia Prophecy (now $2.49, original price $9.99)
inFAMOUS Festival of Blood (now $6.99, original price $9.99)
Interpol: The Trail Of Dr. Chaos (now $2.49, original price $4.99)
Jurassic Park: The Game – Full Season (Episode 1-4 Bundle) (now $13.99, original price $19.99)
Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble Digital (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
Killzone 3 Multiplayer (now $10.49, original price 14.99)
Knights In The Nightmare (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
Madden NFL 12 (now $39.99, original price $59.99)
Madden NFL 12 PSP (now $19.99, original price $39.99)
Magic Orbz (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
NBA Jam On Fire Edition (now $10.49, original price $14.99)
NCAA Football 12 (now $29.99, original price $59.99)
REAL STEEL (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Renegade Ops (now $10.49, original price $14.99)
Renegade Ops Coldstrike Campaign (now $2.49, original price $4.99)
Renegade Ops: Vehicle Pack (now $1.49, original price $2.99)
Ricochet HD (now $2.49, original price $4.99)
Riviera: The Promised Land Legacy (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Rock Of Ages (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Shadow of the Colossus (now $13.99, original price $19.99)
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2: Innocent Sin Digital (now $14.99, original price $29.99)
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable Digital (now $9.99, original price $19.99)
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona Digital (now $9.99, original price $19.99)
Sky Fighters (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Smash Cars (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
The Cursed Crusade (now $14.99, original price $19.99)
The House Of The Dead III (now $4.89, original price $6.99)
Trine 2 (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
Wakeboarding HD (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Worms Ultimate Mayhem (now $10.49, original price $14.99)
Yggdra Union Legacy (now $4.99, original price $9.99)

Avatars

Ghost Recon Future Soldier Ghost 7 Avatar ($0.49)
Ghost Recon Future Soldier Ghost 8 Avatar ($0.49)
Ghost Recon Future Soldier Ghost 9 Avatar ($0.49)
Ghost Recon Future Soldier Ghost 10 Avatar ($0.49)
Ghost Recon Future Soldier Ghost 11 Avatar ($0.49)
Ghost Recon Future Soldier Ghost 12 Avatar ($0.49)
Ghost Recon Future Soldier Ghost 13 Avatar ($0.49)
Ghost Recon Future Soldier Ghost 14 Avatar ($0.49)

Game Videos (Free)

Dirt Showdown – Boost For The Win Trailer
Dirt Showdown Destruction Trailer
Hell Yeah! Wrath Of The Dead Rabbit Monsters Trailer
Need For Speed Most Wanted Announce Trailer
PULSE 7/3 Edition (SD, 1080, Vita)
Resistance: Burning Skies Launch Trailer (SD, 720, 1080, PSP, Vita)
Resistance: Burning Skies Story Trailer (720, 1080,PSP, Vita)
South Park: Stick Of Truth Trailer
Tom Clancy’S Splinter Cell Blacklist World Premiere Trailer
Wonderbook Announce Video (SD, 720, 1080)
Wonderbook: Book of Spells – Announce Trailer
WWE’13 – Mike Tyson Trailer

PS3 Themes

Digital Blasphemy: Desert Dawn ($2.99)
Dynamic Attack Of The Zombies 3 ($2.99)
Dynamic Death Dealer 3 ($2.99)
L5R – Daylight Assassin Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
L5R – Defender of Eternal Sun Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
L5R – House of the Spirit Blade Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
L5R – Shogun Dynasty Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
L5R – Storm Weaver Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Lindsay Kaye Premium Theme 3 ($2.99)
Lindsay Kaye Premium Theme 4 ($2.99)

//Add Your Own

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+ Erlaxis on July 3rd, 2012 at 2:59 pm said:

I have a suggestion for PS+. I’m sure it has been suggested already, but anyway…

Maybe you could create a separate PS+ subscription for the Vita that could go for $50 a year and give about the same amount of content for the Vita that we now get for PS3.

And then you could create a “Master PS+”, or something like that, and you could charge about $75-$85, and be it like a Complete-PS+ in which users could get the content for PS3 and Vita at the same time.

Probably that’s not going to sound good at all for many people, but I think that this kind of setup could give Sony a chance to bring very great stuff for users that only have a PS3 or a Vita, while at the same time the owners of both consoles could get all the benefits for a discounted price, you know, like $80 a year, instead of $100.

Just a suggestion.


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+ neuroned on July 3rd, 2012 at 3:09 pm said:

Brave is $29.99 at Target this week. Just sayin’.


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+ D4rkH4X0ReR on July 3rd, 2012 at 3:23 pm said:

Planning on renewing my PS+ for this, just one question but will PS+ ever offer Vita deals in the future?


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    + Morgan Haro on July 3rd, 2012 at 5:34 pm said:

    highly likely and such an addition to the Plus program would certainly require much thought and planning. but nothing to announce at this time.


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+ C-Murph666 on July 3rd, 2012 at 3:26 pm said:

SUIKODEN Games please.

Punch Konami in the face if you have too.


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+ John-Shooter on July 3rd, 2012 at 3:29 pm said:

nothing real exciting again..


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+ Etharius on July 3rd, 2012 at 3:31 pm said:

@61 – amen. Gundam SEED is awesome on Vita. Why we only get the terrible games in the West and not the decent ones is beyond me…

Still, thanks for making Vita region free Sony :)


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+ sirauron14 on July 3rd, 2012 at 3:31 pm said:

Morgan, can you see if the team can port ” Wizardry: The Labyrinth of Lost Souls to the Vita “?


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    + Morgan Haro on July 3rd, 2012 at 5:35 pm said:

    no i can not. not my department i’m afraid. direct that to the developers of this title.


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+ PhillyTheCat on July 3rd, 2012 at 3:33 pm said:

Very niiice update Sony store team!
Grabbing Shadow of the Colossus without a doubt…I’ve wanted to experience it for a long time now (PS2 version).
Thanks for the discount, is Ico next? ;-) Question ab out the atlas games: Are those permanent price drops or 1 week discounts? I would like to add my opinion that it would be great if PS+ included a free monthly PSP game.

Loving my systems and have been since 1997.
Thanks a lot for all of your hard work everyone.

PhillyTheCat


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    + Morgan Haro on July 3rd, 2012 at 5:35 pm said:

    The Atlus sale goes through the month of July. There is a post on this on the blog, check it out!


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+ SLEEPLESS_KNIGHT on July 3rd, 2012 at 3:47 pm said:

Wowzers! Between the summer sale & the Atlus sale I better go grab some PSN cards on my way home from work tonight! It’s this right here that makes my PS3 more valuable to me than my 360 anymore. The savings on PS+ are truly much better than paying for the “privilege” of playing online with a few extra perks such as cross-game chat & parties.

In addition, the PSBlog site seemingly always has new stuff to read, multiple times per day most days. The other 2 guy’s blogs? (insert crickets chirping sound here).

Now if Sony would just eliminate my slight buyer’s remorse (and my wife telling me she told me so) for buying a Vita and open up the PS1 classics catalog and incorporate PS+ in some way with it I’d be set.


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    + Morgan Haro on July 3rd, 2012 at 5:38 pm said:

    Jeff, Sid, Rey and countless others work incredibly hard to keep the Blog content relevant and rollin’ along. I’m sure they appreciate your view on the Blog!


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+ saab01 on July 3rd, 2012 at 3:51 pm said:

All plus members should pick up Pac man its soooooo much fun.


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+ sk8allday25 on July 3rd, 2012 at 3:53 pm said:

@25 your comment is ridiculous. if you think the digital price is pathetic go buy physical games and stop ranting on here all you do is whine.


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+ sk8allday25 on July 3rd, 2012 at 3:57 pm said:

Hey Morgan any news on that Megal gear solid HD colletion PS3 version coming to ps store? i never got to play a MGS game and i´ve been waiting for the HD collection to be up on the store so i can finally get a chance to play it, if you have any news on that it would be nice to hear about it.


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+ SalamanderKnight on July 3rd, 2012 at 4:04 pm said:

Loved this update but where a Playstation+ deal? I mean I want tor renew my subscription since I only have a few months left but I don’t want to subscribe to later find out there’s some deal. >___>


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+ LIZZ1ER0SE on July 3rd, 2012 at 4:07 pm said:

The following conversation occurred between SCEA employees at five seconds after the PS store was just updated.

Staff G: M and J, you’ll handle the comments today, okay? Good night.

Staff M: Wait a minute, I think we forgot something!

Staff G: What is it now?!?!

Staff M: I think we forgot about the Vita. We didn’t put any games, demos, new psp games, psone-compatibility news, nothing!

Staff G: Would you relax?!?! What is the next PSV game in our pipeline?

Staff J: Umm I think…Sound shapes? But that’s still a month away!

Staff G: Now here’s the easiest part, call the developer and ask for 5-10 screenshots or maybe a minute long gameplay video, post a blog about it and slap a big fat “coming soon”

Staff J & M: That’s genius!!!! Thank you for saving our asses from those harsh comments.

Staff G: You’re very welcome…

(I’m just kidding guys :-) and great PS3 & PS+ contents btw! Looking forward to play gotham city impostors, catherine and the shadow of the colossus. Thank you so much for the discounts)


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+ saab01 on July 3rd, 2012 at 4:09 pm said:

I would just also like to make a list of games that should make it to the free instant collection.

Resistance 3
Uncharted 3
Outland
Peggle
Shatter
Fat princess
Sine Mora
Journey
I Am alive
Castle Crashers
Beyond Good and Evil HD
Braid
Resident Evil 4 HD


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+ SolidDeacon on July 3rd, 2012 at 4:09 pm said:

The Atlus sale is just WOW. This is what psn needs more of. I wasn’t planning on a PSN purchase until Rainbow Moon week but now I’ve just got to add to my Atlus collection.

Now give us Gungnir compatibility for vita!!!!


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+ vanwinkle on July 3rd, 2012 at 4:10 pm said:

Mr. Haro, I’d like to voice my frustrations towards SCEA and Playstation Vita. Let me first say that the Vita has the best hardware I’ve ever used. It’s a brilliant mix of current technology and comfort. I suppose this is why I’m angry. You, I’m sure, have heard our complaints. You’ve heard our complaints on PSP, and when I read the initial interviews about the Vita (then called NGP), I was excited. Sony seemed to have figured out what the problems were with the PSP and how to fix that. They didn’t put enough resources into it, focusing rather on the console. The put their AAA devs almost exclusively on console rather than to the handheld space. Things were looking up.

The Vita has now been out for almost five months. The AAA devs have still not shown up for development on Vita, and it’s clearer than ever that SCEA is not putting enough effort and resources into the system. I see the same thing happening with Vita that happened to PSP. This makes me angry, because I heard it would different. I believed it. Yet, week after week, we see a huge life for the console, and next to nothing for the handheld that needs that life more than anything. (continued)


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+ vanwinkle on July 3rd, 2012 at 4:11 pm said:

I mean, here, let’s look at this incredible summer sale we have this week. Some fantastic deals. Weirdly enough, though, there are no Vita titles. Too early to have a sale for Vita? Well, SCEE for the past couple of weeks has had great deals on Vita games. Many of them, in fact. And the Vita came out in the same timeframe there that it did here. We don’t see that here, and we don’t hear a real reason for it. What AAA (or even close to AAA) exclusives does SCEA have coming up on Vita? None? On PS3, we have God of War: Ascension, LittleBigPlanet Karting, and The Last of Us at least. Those are all sure to be great AAA titles on PS3. Let’s go further. What was the last ANNOUNCED AAA title from SCEA? Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe it was Unit 13, a launch window game that would be hard-stretched to even be called a AAA game (not to mention it’s from a now-defunct studio.

I’m not expecting you to reply (or at least have a genuine reply), but I hope you know that there are many of us that are beyond disconcerted with this handheld that we love.


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    + Morgan Haro on July 3rd, 2012 at 5:41 pm said:

    have faith my friend. it’s a young system and it’s potential will start to increase with time. hope you stick with it; but I’m afraid my focus is on PSN, and not so much Vita, so I must be upfront with you and let you know this isn’t something that I can pass along as I need to focus on core PSN. But there is a strong focus internally at SCEA to ensure Vita continues to get great content in the pipeline. Look forward to awesome things to come.


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    + Morgan Haro on July 3rd, 2012 at 9:06 pm said:

    thinking on this more though, i will make sure to deliver feedback to the store team to see about pushing more sales on ps vita on the scea psn side.


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+ Juststeveplease on July 3rd, 2012 at 4:15 pm said:

“IRON” MIKE TYSON IS COMIN TO “WWE 13″ THIS OCT.30


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+ SeanStrange on July 3rd, 2012 at 4:21 pm said:

Great update! But, when will the Crunchyroll app be coming to the PS3? It’s going to be this summer but I’d like to know a certain date if possible.


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+ Anti-Steven on July 3rd, 2012 at 4:24 pm said:

Alright, so maybe just complaining isn’t helping, sorry about that. As long as the two stores have different selection I think there will always be some complaints. Just for the record, I would very much like Deus Ex, MotorStorm, and Oddworld Stranger’s Wrath. I don’t think it would be that hard considering they were willing to do it for EU. Multi-player only games will always be a bust for the chunk of people who don’t ever play them, so maybe don’t have them as the featured game of the month. Again sorry for not offering anything constructive from before.


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+ eduar6710-2 on July 3rd, 2012 at 4:29 pm said:

Still no GOD OF WAR: ASCENSION demo :/


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+ Triptent on July 3rd, 2012 at 4:35 pm said:

WHERE ARE MY PRE-ORDER AVATARS FOR RESISTANCE BURNING SKIES?


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+ joebootoo on July 3rd, 2012 at 4:45 pm said:

Another excellent update. Glad to see I’m getting my moneys worth out of PS+. Only complaint I have is I don’t have enough time to play all these games.


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+ NECROMYSTIK on July 3rd, 2012 at 4:55 pm said:

why is the Killzone 3 multiplayer on sale but not the map packs for those who have the disc version of the game?!


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+ KILLZONE79 on July 3rd, 2012 at 4:56 pm said:

Hey sony i dont know if you knew this but that IGN Video review you posted is for xbox360


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    + Morgan Haro on July 3rd, 2012 at 9:06 pm said:

    it’s cool, you know what system to play it on right? ;)


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+ luvtoseek on July 3rd, 2012 at 5:01 pm said:

@117, fair rant but looking back at console launches- from the 360, PS3, PSP, 3DS, the first 3 months were not content heavy. We didn’t even hit TGS yet; which explains why there were no real announcements from Japanese devs regarding the Vita/PS3.

Toward your question about why sales are diff. vs. the Euro. PSN store, it’s a matter of diff. regions = diff. promotions & sales. It’s comparable to why some regions have exclusive Collectors Editions for games.


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+ SpooNManX on July 3rd, 2012 at 5:01 pm said:

“+ PowerCorruption on July 3rd, 2012 at 12:31 pm said:

I have over 800 downloads in my Account, you guys really need a better organization setup for those of us who buy a lot of content from you. You should have an option to sort alphabetically, by add-ons, by Plus downloads, and by themes/avatars.

It would also be nice to be able to sort your games by name.”

YES AND YES.. We need to be able to sort our Download List. I had to replace 2 dead PS3 systems in the last 6 months and it was a NIGHTMARE to scroll through 1000 downloaded items. I’d like to have the Demos, Avatars, Themes, PSX, Rock Band content all separated.

And I still can’t believe it’s 2012 and we can’t sort our downloaded contend ALPHABETICALLY. What is the problem here? There must be a reason Sony doesn’t want us to. Or Maybe Microsoft holds the patent for sorting digital content alphabetically. Please give us some answers Mr. Haro!!


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+ PhadedWun on July 3rd, 2012 at 5:08 pm said:

Catherine for $19.99??

Wow. I bought it a while ago when it first came out for $59.99 and I think it is one of the best games this generation.

That price is a steal for that game and I highly recommend it to anyone who doesn’t have it.


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+ ffxxcecil on July 3rd, 2012 at 5:13 pm said:

I have some requests for future store update:

1. In the PS3 Add-ons section, please list the price of the individual item, as previously done, for clarity.
2. In the Additional Sales and Deals section (previously called Updates), please clearly state, whether it is a sale or price drop for each item, as previously done. Also, please indicate whether it is PS3, PSN, or PSP, as previously done. Having all information in one post is better than having to go to the store to figure it out.

Some comments:
1. I prefer the format that Grace Chen originally introduced; i.e., all items fully listed at the end of the post, not some at the top and some at the bottom. The store highlight should go back to the top, not in the middle.
2. Great job posting prices of all items in the PS Plus section. In the past, this is not consistently done.


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+ htduy89 on July 3rd, 2012 at 5:20 pm said:

Sorry but i saw the last Instant Game Collection included the inFamous Festival Of Blood but now just a discount ?
and nothing good for Vita
What’s going on :(
inFamous Festival Of Blood will be free for Instant Game Collection this July right? not just a discount ?


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+ Budapesti on July 3rd, 2012 at 5:21 pm said:

Shadow of the Colossus, HotD III, Persona 2 Portable, Catherine and The Walking Dead ep. 2 for me today then. Expensive week, but at the same time some really great deals.

Hey, at least Gotham City Imposters isn’t going to cost me anything!


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+ sciteach on July 3rd, 2012 at 5:24 pm said:

PS+ for the win! Makes me glad I never bought many of the PSN titles… they eventually all come to PS+!


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+ luvtoseek on July 3rd, 2012 at 5:29 pm said:

@127, I meant the first 6 months, haha.


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+ massimodo on July 3rd, 2012 at 5:42 pm said:

To those who are not happy with the vita software situation, either sell it off and save yourself some grief or learn to adjust your expectations. Fuming because you don’t see announcements isn’t going to help anything.

I’m not going to make any case for the vita, I don’t care, I’m satisfied on the general whole, and if you’re not, well, it sucks to be you. You can do your own homework as to what’s upcoming.

The 3ds lineup, the first year of release, was far weaker than the vitas. Nintendo insulted 3ds owners with a pathetic weak sauce lineup of games, insulted owners further with n64 ports before finally delivering two staple nintendo franchise offerings, neither of which I consider must own since you can pretty much play the same game or variations thereof on either the wii or ds. Nintendo 3ds owners, to their credit, never did this level of bellyaching. You see nintendo owners going, WTH, Mask of Miracles was a japanese launch title, what’s taking so long. We’re talking like 20 months to port over a title and what do nintendo fans say, cool, we’re getting mask of miracles.

Don’t want to be frustrated with a system during its first year, don’t buy it during the first year.


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+ honkayjeezus on July 3rd, 2012 at 6:10 pm said:

Preorder a game digitally?

Can’t wait to install Renegade Ops, same screen local coop games are fun and at time far between.


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+ fractality820 on July 3rd, 2012 at 6:12 pm said:

This may be a stupid question, but is Shadow of the Colossus the HD remastered edition with trophies or is the PS2 version? Thanks.


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+ gearhead32 on July 3rd, 2012 at 6:14 pm said:

@25 it’s okay don’t worry the wahbulance is on the way no one is forcing you to buy digital PS3 games. The fact is the Vita has a lot of games and more coming in the near future you should know the best games didn’t come to the PS3 or PSP in the first few months either.


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+ Tabbydasher on July 3rd, 2012 at 6:22 pm said:

Since there was basically nothing for Vita this week, why not release Wake-Up Club? Any word on when we’re going to be getting that, besides just “Summer?”


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+ etur0 on July 3rd, 2012 at 6:34 pm said:

@21 lol that is it I have well over 1,000

and I have been suggesting that you couple of years now but I also suggested to split it up to what type it is like a demo psn ps1 dlc ext and the ability to search


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+ Hooligantuan on July 3rd, 2012 at 6:39 pm said:

Why isn’t there a Black Ops DLC bundle?


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+ Huevostototes on July 3rd, 2012 at 6:40 pm said:

Mr. Morgan, do you know if the Pre-Order from the Assassins Creed III is going to come out in the US PS Store?

Because I already saw that you can preorder the AC III in the European Store.


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    + Morgan Haro on July 3rd, 2012 at 9:08 pm said:

    yeah i’m aware of the offer in SCEE, but nothing to announce on this end


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+ bigdog805 on July 3rd, 2012 at 6:48 pm said:

why is playstation lagging in bringing out games for the PS Vita…. That is straight out Fudged Up!!!! at least Put some more game lcompatible from the PSP games…


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+ bigdog805 on July 3rd, 2012 at 6:48 pm said:

why is playstation lagging in bringing out games for the PS Vita…. That is straight out Fudged Up!!!! at least Put some more game compatible from the PSP games…


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+ Gildino2 on July 3rd, 2012 at 6:56 pm said:

Man ya’ll complain wayyy too much on these great deals :/ take your a** to Microsoft with all that, geez lol


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+ squallheart on July 3rd, 2012 at 7:11 pm said:

:( I wonder when well get singstar updates.


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+ CHRISRHODE2004 on July 3rd, 2012 at 7:25 pm said:

@21 & 26….i know how you feel….i have over 1500 in my download list (approx. 300 downloadable games excluding PS1 & PS2 games and many many purchased addons and whatnot). i also own around 70 physical copy games which brings me to my main GRIPE —-> WHEN ARE WE GONNA GET A PS3 WITH A BIGGER HD. 320 GB just doesn’t cut it anymore. For those of you ready to say….well you can just upgrade the HD – did you know that the tools for repairing a corrupt file system only recognizes a stock HD otherwise it will wipe it clean. i found this out the hard way on 2 separate PS3′s.

@29 Gotham City Imposters is a GREAT GAME….so don’t write it OFF until you have actually played it.

BTW….nice update….though i pretty much own everything….hence why i am not subscribed to PS+. The small storage for cloud save isn’t big enough.


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+ SpooNManX on July 3rd, 2012 at 7:30 pm said:

So will it ever be possible to sort our downloaded games via alphabetical order?
I’ve been making up excuses to my 360 owner friends for far too long!

I even go so far as to delete EVERYTHING when a new game comes out and download them ALL in reverse order just so they show up in alphabetical order on my XMB.. but come on. This is a huge waste of bandwidth for both of us! It really doesn’t seem like a hard feature to add. So is there a reason this is being withheld from us?
It’s also being requested on the feature wish list, but continues to be ignored.

Some of us have hundreds of downloaded games and it’s a real bitch to sort through them.
I’m guessing Sony wants us to forget about the older games and let them get buried so we keep buying new stuff? Anyone have any ideas on this?


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+ northen_cail_209 on July 3rd, 2012 at 7:45 pm said:

thanks for the update and it’s all good work


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+ KnifingGrimace on July 3rd, 2012 at 7:52 pm said:

Played lots of Pac-Man DX:CE today. Wow, that game is awesome- like Pac-Man for people with ADHD. I absolutely love it. Looking forward to trying the other titles, once my internet connection speeds up!

@131 Infamous Festival of Blood wasn’t free last month, atleast in America. Instead, the entirety of Infamous 2 was free! It’s definitely one of the titles I decided to pick up during this sale.


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