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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

210 Comments   35 Replies

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+ Cyb3rfr34k-iso on July 3rd, 2012 at 8:17 pm said:

Catherine and Crisys 2 for me ;)


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+ Azmael_Sunblaze on July 3rd, 2012 at 8:20 pm said:

@Morgan Haro

Will the PSVita ever get any custom theme`s like we have for the PS3 and PSP?

I love the touchscreen menu and all but adding only a start-up wallpaper on my choice on a screen that i barely watch doesnt feel very custom :(


153

+ Betorro on July 3rd, 2012 at 8:20 pm said:

OMG! Nothing for Vita? Really? :(


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+ V130_1286 on July 3rd, 2012 at 8:34 pm said:

Hey Morgan,

Thanks for the great work! I think i have spent a thousand so far… i ran out of space on my 320 GB PS3 and my PS+ subscription will expire sometime in 2014 :D.

I’m willing to spend more if you guys support the Vita even better. Have been enjoying the smaller device recently… maybe you should make a PS++ for Vita users.

Cheers!


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+ IXxHIJACKERxXI on July 3rd, 2012 at 8:42 pm said:

does spec ops come with fubar add-on?


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+ GMFCO311 on July 3rd, 2012 at 8:53 pm said:

Is any one else having issues connecting to PSN? It seems like ever since the latest firmware update it times itself out when trying to connect!!! I know it’s not my internet connection as everything else in my house works fine! When I run the internet connection test on my PS3 it passes, just never passes the PSN test! Grrrr, so frustrating!


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+ FORMIK on July 3rd, 2012 at 9:20 pm said:

Dungeon Twister is fun!
I’m also glad to see the + content.

***
Can we get the PS Store content, along with the video content, with the Video Unlimited preview app interface? It is a great way to find new content and the categories would work well with games and videos combined. The current PS Store is forward and backward, but the Video Unlimited preview app feels as if you’re exploring a broader location (all while being better organized!).


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+ LIZZ1ER0SE on July 3rd, 2012 at 9:22 pm said:

@135: For every gaming hardware manufacturer, the first year is very crucial in order to build recognition, fame and ultimately demands for the upcoming financial year. If the hardware doesn’t sell as intended, the software companies will be reluctant to develop games for that particular hardware.

It’s quite inaccurate to compare PSV position today and 3DS position last year. When 3DS released last year, practically there wasn’t any competition. You could argue that at the time the NDS and PSP were selling more than 3DS, but they are sold to a different type of customer. For the gaming and tech-savvy customers, most of them were either selling or letting go the old hardware in order to make way for the new generation of handhelds and 3DS was the only player in town.

Now PSV is launched at the time when 3DS is already climbing in popularity and unfortunately for Sony, this time gamers do have an alternative. And that alternative is gaining quite a momentum in the past few months. That is why in my opinion, Sony need to concentrate more on PSV if they plan to catching up with the 3DS popularity. Because software makers are cautious about the hardware sales too, maybe even more cautious than us. PS: I do not own a 3DS


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+ vinrac on July 3rd, 2012 at 9:25 pm said:

i love ma vita but do you have any news on medal of honor 2, angry birds, LBP psp ,or modnation racers for ps vita?????


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+ vinrac on July 3rd, 2012 at 9:27 pm said:

oh and what about the avatars for pre ordering resistance burning skies i thought we were getting them in june???


161

+ Emmulator on July 3rd, 2012 at 9:40 pm said:

Any more word on when we might be able to access more of the PlayStation Store when we’re away from our beloved PS3s? You mentioned to ‘keep your eyes open’ a while back. I’m out of the country and would hate to miss the opportunity to update my account with the Instant Game Collection. And I’d be buying stuff that’s on sale so it would be ready for me when I got back. But all I have with me is my Vita and whatever I can access through Media Go. I’d really love to get full PlayStation Store access from either my Vita or my computer! Thanks!


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+ oZc-Gauss on July 3rd, 2012 at 10:01 pm said:

@21:
Exactly! The EU PSN has for this month the game DEUS EX, a triple AAA game, instead we just have three regular and cheap games. It’s not fair … i think …


163

+ so-knee on July 3rd, 2012 at 10:14 pm said:

It looks bad when Sony keeps making Resident Evil movies but Microsoft keeps getting Resident Evil exclusives. I would have liked to play the demo today. Thanks for nothing guys.


164

+ that-acmilan-guy on July 3rd, 2012 at 10:14 pm said:

Wish we had Deus Ex :(


165

+ KingFrak on July 3rd, 2012 at 10:22 pm said:

Hey PlayStation guys, Imposters is all good but Europe got Deus EX revolution.So…..Anyways I am getting PS Plus tonight or tomorrow via a prepaid card.Would love to see Dragon Age 1 and 2 as free PS Plus games


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+ iTofuMan on July 3rd, 2012 at 11:41 pm said:

i gotta say im impressed. although ill admit Atlus probably saved this update for me. i love the persona games and have i believe 1 and 3 digitally, nice to see 2 on sale, and will probably end up getting that. I honestly dont see why they didnt mention Atlus having a sale for this week. i mean did they just ask them today? ps+ wise im kinda interested in impostor. i played in beta (although not for ps3) and it was somewhat enjoyable. so ill probably download that.
Still sad to see no update, or anything new on the Vita, or when ps1 support is coming, but i guess its ok with the sales/deal for this week.


167

+ Fibblenibble on July 4th, 2012 at 12:43 am said:

I’m happy with this update fantastic I welcome free games every time thank you Sony


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+ Fibblenibble on July 4th, 2012 at 12:47 am said:

I can tell most of the people moaning about retail games being on the ps store are the ones that use BAMBOO WALLET on apple store to get free psn cards by using this code on start up KX1090793 then logging into r.junowallet.com on there safri browser with the account they just signed up using bamboo wallet If you really want retail games go to the shops simple


169

+ Huanchu on July 4th, 2012 at 12:52 am said:

Summer Sale Added Discounts for PS+;

REAL STEEL – $4.89

Price for everyone else;

REAL STEEL – $4.99

10 cents off??! DOOD! That’s what i call a SALE!

:D


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+ enpalomar1978 on July 4th, 2012 at 12:53 am said:

I’ve only had my my PS3 for less than 2 months (I know… Late bloomer) and I’ve already spent about thrice of what my PS3 system cost. Lol. Thanks for the updates, keep ‘em coming. Will transition to a 1-year membership after my 3-month membership expires next month. ;)


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+ massimodo on July 4th, 2012 at 1:37 am said:

+ LIZZ1ER0SE on July 3rd, 2012 at 9:22 pm said:

“It’s quite inaccurate to compare PSV position today and 3DS position last year. When 3DS released last year, practically there wasn’t any competition. You could argue that at the time the NDS and PSP were selling more than 3DS, but they are sold to a different type of customer. For the gaming and tech-savvy customers, most of them were either selling or letting go the old hardware in order to make way for the new generation of handhelds and 3DS was the only player in town.”

A different type of customer? The 3ds was aimed at nintendo fans, specifically DS owners. The price was high, the software underwhelming and the system was sinking like a lead balloon worldwide. Nintendo was forced to slash the price, an unprecedented move for nintendo this early in the life cycle of a new hardware offering.

To make the claim that most of the gaming and tech-savvy customers were selling their systems to pick up a 3ds is nothing more than unsubstantiated conjecture on your part and completely contradicted by the poor sales of the 3ds prior to the price drop.


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+ massimodo on July 4th, 2012 at 1:58 am said:

+ LIZZ1ER0SE on July 3rd, 2012 at 9:22 pm said:

“Now PSV is launched at the time when 3DS is already climbing in popularity and unfortunately for Sony, this time gamers do have an alternative. ”

Sorry, but the 3ds is NOT an alternative to the psvita. Not for me or other adult gamers like myself who place value in the many capabilities a handheld device should provide, none of which the 3ds offers. The 3ds is for kids. I’ve accepted this. I keep it around for the odd nintendo based title, but this is mediocre dated hardware with a 3d gimmick nobody gives a rat’s ass about anymore.

The general misconception around here is that sony has somehow abandoned the vita. It is simply impossible for a system this early in its life cycle to compete with its older sibling, in this case, the ps3 and its offerings. Sony is targeting ps3 customers as its best bet for sales of the vita.

The vita, by the end of this year, will feature a far more robust and diverse offering of software than the 3ds.


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+ iTofuMan on July 4th, 2012 at 3:33 am said:

@ massimodo
please tak off those fanboy glasses. both the 3ds and Vita are great gaming consoles. claiming the 3ds (and probably nintendo in general) is “kiddy” is ignorant, and untrue. there are a lot of mature on their system so how exactly does that make the system kiddy?

To me at least Sony seems to abandon the Vita on the sheer fact they do little to nothing for the System. Look at Japan and Europe. they are doing something to help boost up the Vita. one is having sales/deal, the other is finally putting Vita content on ps+. what are we doing?

Yes everyone knows the first year (mostly the first couple of years) is hard, but its really only hard when the company itself does nothing. do you know why nintendo and the 3ds sold well? it actually catered towards consumers. if you bought a 3ds all your ds games worked on it. how does sony handle that? unless its on the psn (which isnt much) your SofL.

All im saying is dont be afraid to call out when Sony is getting lazy, they obviously need us to tell them what we want. if you keep praising them for all their (lack of) work you are telling them they can be lazier.


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+ Faenix1 on July 4th, 2012 at 3:53 am said:

Anyone else having issues with adding funds?

Trying to buy Infamous: FOB and it gives me error 80023102, and “cant add funds to wallet”. on the sen site its trying to say invalid card yet it was last used on the 30th of last month, and I used it on the 3rd or so last month to buy Walking Dead season pass.

If this screws me getting I: FOB and renewing my PS+ later this month I’m going to be annoyed as hell :/


175

+ jucalouco on July 4th, 2012 at 6:54 am said:

Hello Morgan.

And PSP or PS ONE games ???

Do you include free games for these VG ???

Thanks.


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+ Ofuvy on July 4th, 2012 at 7:25 am said:

Nothing new to play on PSV and no sales for it. Great job!


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+ Talon39 on July 4th, 2012 at 8:55 am said:

Hey Morgan, first time posting to the blog, so hi there! I just have a few simple questions that I hope you’ll be able to answer. I was under the impression that we, as plus users, were to be getting 12 “instant game collection” games per month to chose from per month for free, am I wrong? Also, I was wondering if we could make suggestions as far as what we want to see as far as free games go? Not 60 min trials. I think we all would like to see better choices for the freebies, is everyone in agreement?


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    + Morgan Haro on July 4th, 2012 at 11:33 am said:

    To your question, it was never stated that there would be 12 new games every month; that’s not a path we’re taking at this time. as far as suggestions; everyone has their favorites, and we’ve got a team of gamers just like you and me who are working with publishers to get great content into the collection. but also as a gamer, it’s tough to deny that the plus free game offering hasn’t improved; there’s a lot more to love but we want to keep the collection compelling for everyone and make that Day 1 experience of Plus just as good as Day 1000. thanks for posting!


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+ CoLiNoScOpY4130 on July 4th, 2012 at 9:08 am said:

Im about to make make an EU account, they got some awesome games this week. Are we gonna eventually get them too?


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+ Talon39 on July 4th, 2012 at 9:13 am said:

Oh, and I’ve wanted to say to those people who keep bugging for cross game chat, NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN! It is exclusive to SuxBox. Copywrited to Microsucks. So, please get over yourselves and be happy with the FREE service that the DEDICATED people at SONY are working so DILIGENTLY to make better.


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+ Phillyblunz on July 4th, 2012 at 9:25 am said:

Is it safe to assume that the EU PSN goodies will be ours in time?

I know a lot of the EU guys want access to R&C All 4-1 too.

Why divide us? Dont make me hate my brethren across the seas by treating them differently.
Dont you love us both just as much?

Also a great PS2 game to put on PSN would be Dark Watch. 2player FPS with a vampire twist, had lots of fun with that if I recall correctly.
Other PS2 suggestions:
-Matrix: Path of Neo (One of the best movie games ever made)
-Starwars Battlefront 1/2. (These should have been the first two PS2 games to make it to PS3, poor Pandemic)

I also suggest a solution to make PS+ a better deal for all PS3 users, not just those who dont buy their own games at full price. I say this as I constantly find PS+ tryin to give me a free copy of games I already own.
If you guys cant say for sure which games will never be free or discounted then I propose the following:


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    + Morgan Haro on July 4th, 2012 at 11:38 am said:

    It’s not safe to assume that EU Plus content will come to US. Different regions, different publisher approvals; not a question of how much we appreciate everyone, we heart all PlayStation gamers! But I definitely want to manage that expectation there.


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+ Phillyblunz on July 4th, 2012 at 9:33 am said:

-Give me the option of accepting the free game you have selected or trade it in for a 5% or $5 discount on an item of my choosing. If the value of what I choose is above $20 I can get $5 off, if its $20 or under I get 10% off or something.
The values would not stack, so I cant save the discounts from month to month, must use or lose per month.
This encourages further spending every single month, as i would lose the discounts at the beginning of each month.
Everyone wins and can be happy.

Historically I have spent a lot of money on PSN, too many times though it is in vain and i regret my purchases due to them later being discounted. Its like I am being punished for making full price purchases, this is the wrong message to send and as a result I no longer spend any money in the PS Store, at all. Check my history and see you guys have lost a steady $20/month from me ever since stealing my 3 activations away coupled with the above.


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    + Morgan Haro on July 4th, 2012 at 11:40 am said:

    This feedback is more concrete, thank you. It’s a good idea, but the system is currently not setup to be able to do this automatically. I like the idea, and I’ll make sure it gets to the team to consider some sort of manual implementation. But there are many, MANY other things to consider if we were to do something like this, so any thought along these lines would take time to implement, and that is of course if it even were to be implemented. but again, great idea


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+ Phillyblunz on July 4th, 2012 at 9:42 am said:

Tons of people feel the same way and are being turned away from PS+ as a service that is not meant for them.
It can be a service for everyone regardless of how much money we spend.

Why send the message that those who spend lots of money are less valuable customers? You must see the flaw there.

I have subscribed to Qore since it started, now I been with Plus since it started, and I am constantly feeling like a second class customer, or at least like I have fallen out of the target demographic.

Dont single me out, embrace me as I have embraced you before my offer expires.

A full PS3 game given to me free should be worth a measly $5 or 5% off a purchase of my choice should it not?

Even if its a limited selection of PS3 exclusive content that my discount applies to it would at least provide an option for those of us who already own and continue to build on our own a extensive library of disc or digital based games.


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+ Squiggle55 on July 4th, 2012 at 10:09 am said:

Philliblunz is speaking a lot of sense. If a PS+ member already digitally owns a game on their account that is given away for free that month, they should be able to buy something else at 5 or 10% off or something along those lines. That makes good sense and would be a great gesture to people that buy a lot of content.


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    + Morgan Haro on July 4th, 2012 at 11:36 am said:

    it’s good feedback. it’s not something that the Store can do automatically at this time, but I’ll relay the feedback to the team.


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+ Draco416 on July 4th, 2012 at 12:00 pm said:

Hey Morgan, any word on when or if the US will get Deus Ex? That was one of my faves of all time.


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+ CaptainJames99 on July 4th, 2012 at 12:34 pm said:

If half the effort spent on improving the store instead of these fanboy sockpuppets there wouldn’t be any complaints as all that’s currently wrong could be solved. Morgan & Grace should take the hint.


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+ omega_alpha-619 on July 4th, 2012 at 1:06 pm said:

Please bring “Star Wars: Racer Revenge” to the PS2 Classics on the PS Store… contact Lucas Arts and please make it happen! It was an awesome PS2 EXCLUSIVE RACER! ^_^


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+ PainOfSarrow on July 4th, 2012 at 1:12 pm said:

awsomeee update. one where i going to actualy buy some games. finnaly. ima look into… BELLATOR MMA , Dungion Twister, Renegade Opz, Hydrophobia Prophecy, Infamous Festival of Blood, Jurrasic park, Sky Fighters, Rock Of Ages, Worms Ultimate Mayhem. im ready to spend later tonight.


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+ retro25 on July 4th, 2012 at 2:03 pm said:

Nothing for me, I’m still waiting for my Psone classics favorites to come out (Gex:enter the gecko,Ridge Racer 1 and Tomb Raider Cronicles).


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+ Raziel_IV on July 4th, 2012 at 2:14 pm said:

I’d love to see more PS1 and PS2 games with PS+. I’m not even talking to have PS2 for free but at least with some sort of discount. PS2 has the greatest game library and we do not even have 20 games available.
Other than that loving PS+ so far!!


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+ SamuelSpade on July 4th, 2012 at 3:05 pm said:

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

Since, by your statement, vita is not part the the core psn, or your focus…who’s job and focus is it? I could go on, but I found this post to be poorly thought out and irresponsible to vita and ps3 owners who are part of the PSN.


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+ C_Y_P_H_E_R on July 4th, 2012 at 3:36 pm said:

I’m loving the free psn games. Especially so soon after the free twelve games. I’ve been wanting Pac Man for awhile. PS Plus still isn’t getting enough free avatars though. Surely that can be improved on right? Personalization is important and most people won’t pay for avatars though they will pay for PS Plus!


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+ SpooNManX on July 4th, 2012 at 6:52 pm said:

I agree with #183. It’s disappointing as a PS Plus user to see the 2 games being given away I already paid full price for. As a user this makes me think twice about buying new games when they hit PSN because I don’t want to buy them only to see them given away in a few months.

This happened with Ratchet & Clank All 4 One, which I bought the disc for just a week before, and this week with both Pac-Man Championship DX and Renegade Ops.

If they gave us the option to download those or apply a decent discount towards another game that I don’t own.

Otherwise it’s like you are rewarding us NOT to buy anything on the store. I’d even be into seeing a radical change to the way this is handled such as no free games each month, but instead a credit applied to our wallet to spend on anything we want. Thought I’m sure the latter will never happen.


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+ Talon39 on July 4th, 2012 at 7:09 pm said:

I’m sorry I was wrong. I must have heard the E3 conference incorrecly. It must have been just about the 12 free games given after E3. As far as what I was talking about with giving us choices for the games, I was thinking maybe give us 5 or 6 choices to choose from at the end of each month before the next PlayStation Store update and let us vote on… say… three of them to be given as freebies. Just an idea. But, I’m assuming that my idea would be too difficult to implement anyway. Thanks for the response to my questions, though.


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+ KingSilas on July 4th, 2012 at 8:51 pm said:

Maybe someone said it before, but did you know that IGN only reviewed the Xbox 360 Version and that the video you embedded (with a PS watermark in the upper left corner) in fact does show that version?! It’s funny, isn’t it…


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+ nfsracer86 on July 5th, 2012 at 5:24 am said:

Can the post be modified to clearly show which games are on sale and which ones have a permanent price drop as being done in previous blog posts.


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+ taurus82 on July 5th, 2012 at 6:04 am said:

I can’t seem to get an answer from the EU Blog, maybe I’ll have better luck on this side.
Why won’t Sony allow The Studio (makers of artsy themes and avatars) to make music visualisation for PS3/Vita/PSP?


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+ Amersonjr2YAHOO on July 5th, 2012 at 6:24 am said:

Morgan Haro

Tell me why yall not put stuff on the ps vita psn. It like nun for two weeks and Im start to get mad. I trad my ps3 and for ps vita and the ps vita is not getting no support like the ps3.


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+ balentin11 on July 5th, 2012 at 2:17 pm said:

really bad ps vita update i almost never get exited with these updates for the vita mabey i should sell it and get something else that has more content :/


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+ steeler192 on July 5th, 2012 at 3:41 pm said:

@ Grace Chen / Morgan Haro

Hi,

This is my first time posting and I appreciate very much the price reductions, especially on Catherine which I had on sight for some time.

I was giving it some thought about the PSN Store since Sony gets several important advantages when we buy from the PSN Store that should translate in better prices for us.

For Sony:
- Zero manufacturing costs (no cases, no printing manuals, no pressing disks)
- Less distribution costs compared to physical media (no shipping to retailers, customers, etc.; just bandwidth costs)
- Zero time from RTM to distribution (no need for devs to finish months in advance to meet a deadline)
- Games bought from the PSN Store cannot be resold, cannot be lent and can be digitally killed by Sony at any time (not that you exercise the right, just that you can).

For us:
- Can buy games from any place at any time.

I’d love sales and price reductions as much as the next guy, but I’d like better prices from the get go. Gamestop’s prices are always lower and when Sony gets benefits from digital downloads, it should promote them by giving us a price advantage, not just the convenience advantage.

Thanks!


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+ scubasteve1291 on July 5th, 2012 at 8:01 pm said:

OK Sony, I really need you to fix the problem of downloading/installing the LA Noire game please!!!!!!!!! The problem is that I’ve downloaded this game, then when I install the game it kicks out at 14% and says it’s corrupted!!!!!!!! Please help Sony!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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