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The Drop: Week of July 16th 2012 New Releases

Rey Gutierrez's Avatar + Posted by Rey Gutierrez on Jul 15, 2012 // Senior Social Media Specialist

On PSN this week, experience a transcendental sensory overload in Dyad. Race through a reactive audio-visual tube creating a harmonious synthesis of colour and sound as you hook, graze, and lance enemies to master Dyad’s 27 unique levels.

Embark on a mind-altering interactive journey through Dyad’s Game Mode in order to prepare yourself for Trophy Mode’s tactical freakout variations wherein a Platinum Trophy awaits only the most skillful. Or choose to sit back and chill with Dyad’s hallucinogenic Remix Mode on this week’s The Drop.

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DYAD – Dyad is an abstract racing/shooter/puzzle hybrid where players move forward by manipulating other vessels on the track. Dyad also explores the mind state of the player — the game is designed to create a strong sense of flow, upon which it offers different contemplative approaches.

The topics of contemplation, called Mantras, create a thought-based metagame on top of the audio-visual gameplay. An independently-developed project created by Shawn McGrath, Dyad is made for play on PlayStation 3 consoles.

Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles – Arm yourself against the horrors of the city in this sequel to the gun shooting game Umbrella Chronicles. Darkside Chronicles takes place in Resident Evil 2′s Racoon City. It’s September 29, 1998, and the city has turned to hell due to the effects of the T-virus. Players take control of Claire Redfield and Leon S. Kennedy to deal with the undead. Only this time, the enemy is not the Umbrella Corporation … instead, players venture into the unexplored areas of the Resident Evil story, along with the darker passages of the characters’ histories.

Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles – Umbrella Chronicles takes place from the first person as your characters move through a fully 3D mansion. This action/shooter hybrid reveals the back story behind the fall of the Umbrella Corporation by exploring locations from past Resident Evil 0, 1, 2 and 3 as well as new never-before-seen locations, such as Umbrella’s stronghold.

Record of Agarest War 2 – Following up in a series by acclaimed Japanese role-playing game designers RED and Idea Factory, Record of Agarest War 2 features all-new strategy RPG gameplay, HD graphics, and bonus mini-games! The Limited Edition release enhances the experience with a unique set of items for franchise fans.

One day, the world was enveloped by a mysterious blinding light. The destruction it caused was terrible, even as the light itself was sublime in its beauty, and it made those who witnessed the awesome display think of the unrestrained rage and fury of the divine. The central continent, from where the light is believed to have originated from, went silent, while at the same time demons began to spread throughout the world like a plague. Amongst the survivors of the catastrophe, that fateful day became known as the “Day of Light.”

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

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126 Comments

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+ DragonRay on July 15th, 2012 at 6:17 pm said:

come on people , the Drop is a partial list of the weeks new release content not a complete list .
unless you have never been on the blog you all know that so quit whining about the Drop being so terrible every week .
there are also sales and other games releasing that don’t get put in this post , you’ll see the full store update on tuesday as usual .
if they have slow weeks during summer that’s normal too , you all ( the ones whining ) act like you never owned a console before and that every week you are entitled to 20 new releases just for your own tastes . go outside if they have slow weeks , games aren’t everything


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+ Elvick_ on July 15th, 2012 at 6:18 pm said:

@49: Crisis Core isn’t going to happen. It’s not on PSN, it never will be. Accept it. Has nothing to do with Sony. It’s Square Enix’s fault. So go complain to them for not having things in order so they could sell it digitally.

And of course it takes time to make good games. What you want them to push out a bunch of crap just to make people happen there are releases? smh… I got plenty to play. Maybe you should expand your playing habits outside of your norm.

Every console/handheld lifecycle goes through slow times after the launch window is over. PS3 did too (and competitors went through the exact same thing). It’s a foreseeable issue that a consumer can learn about prior to purchasing. If you choose to not look at the history of every launch to inform yourself, that’s your own problem.


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+ The_1st_Hokage_D on July 15th, 2012 at 6:25 pm said:

i agree with the 4th hokage bring Naruto Avatar’s and theme’s……. naruto is more famous then any other anime… COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ CyPhErLoUs on July 15th, 2012 at 6:38 pm said:

Th only thing I agree with in this comment section is the inability to sort PSN titles in alphabetical order. It’s sad that something so obvious has been missing since the release of the PS3. If you have a huge collection of PSN content (over 100 total of PS3, PSN, PS Move, PS1, Minis, misc apps here, on top of PS+ content), you’ll realize that sorting in categories isn’t enough since you still have to scroll around to find titles.

It’s understandable that the USELESS cross game chat is impossible with the PS3. Please don’t tell us that alphabetical sorting is impossible also.

On topic: Getting Dyad for sure this week. Not looking forward to PS+ content since i’m sure it’ll be another dry update until next month.


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+ Alexdark777 on July 15th, 2012 at 6:50 pm said:

Games games games


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+ Alastair83 on July 15th, 2012 at 6:51 pm said:

Someone of you are quite the whiny entitled little brats! And some need to count there’s 4 games not two the two RE’s,DYAD and agarest 2 honestly some of you take too much pleasure in complaining they don’t “owe” you any ps1 or 2 classic’s a week or anything. And some of you fail to forget the 50% month long atlus sale. Which I’m quite happy about thank you also thank you for bringing agarest 2 this coming tuesday. Shame on those of you complaining.


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+ ModSquade on July 15th, 2012 at 7:00 pm said:

I’m rather disappointed. No word yet as for PSX on Vita AND that Resident Evil Darkside Chronicles and Umbrella Chronicles are already on PSN.

The hell is going on Sony?


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+ murben7 on July 15th, 2012 at 7:12 pm said:

i couldnt agree more with elvick this is just a preview for tuesday u dont need major drops each week come on most of u sound like spoil little kids so disappointed


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+ Cyb3rfr34k-iso on July 15th, 2012 at 7:32 pm said:

@ ModSquade
you seriously dont know anything about games and company that actually make the game…

@ CyPhErLoUs & neuropunk
guyz i wish the day where all my 150+ PSN games titles all sorted alphabetically on my XMB (playstation menu) in case that, morgan haro, Rey Gutierrez, and all playstation staff, dont know what is the XMB!
they all playing on theirs XBOX, paying for gold live sub. they clearly NEVER play on PS3 and NEVER BUYED A GAMES ON THE PSN cuz they would had realise WAY long before that the inhability to sort all our games titles by the most commun sense mankind ever created, by Alphabetical sorting.

more i think of it we should be able to sort all our PSN download list too
why do i have to download an unlock for a games that is around 688/900 download
and trying to find the demo that goes with it at the bottom of my download list bc i tried the demo one yrs before…


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+ Cyb3rfr34k-iso on July 15th, 2012 at 7:32 pm said:

we should even be able to do more,
we should be able to know exactly what contenent is installed on your hard drive and tell you what dlc’s/games is not installed so if you try to re-download every games from your 900 (2000$+) of games list bc you had to format your ps3 hard drive bc they try to protect so much the ps3 so it make the system unstable while all the hacker just never care about that cuz they bypass all security.
so who’s paying at the end always ME bc im a good cuxtomer.

and btw PS3 digital download games is OVER PRICED! completly ridiculus.
i learned long time ago to only buy game when they are minimum 50% sale.


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+ eccentrik on July 15th, 2012 at 7:43 pm said:

How lame.

When are we getting the $40 Angry Birds??


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+ Sevyne on July 15th, 2012 at 7:59 pm said:

@Elvick_: They act like it’s a full update because more often than not it DOES show all of the games releasing on Tuesday. The drop only does not include DLC, Discounts, Themes. It DOES show the new games and there is a serious lack of games here. The RE games are already out so what is this? 1 new game? I’ll admit they can’t all be winners, but this is the most pathetic drop I think I’ve ever seen.


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+ neuropunk on July 15th, 2012 at 8:01 pm said:

Cyb3rfr34k-iso

“guyz i wish the day where all my 150+ PSN games titles all sorted alphabetically on my XMB (playstation menu) in case that, morgan haro, Rey Gutierrez, and all playstation staff, dont know what is the XMB!
they all playing on theirs XBOX, paying for gold live sub. they clearly NEVER play on PS3 and NEVER BUYED A GAMES ON THE PSN cuz they would had realise WAY long before that the inhability to sort all our games titles by the most commun sense mankind ever created, by Alphabetical sorting.”

True that. I just wish the PSN staff would actually listen to their customers. Funny thing is that they shouldn’t have to listen to us, and alphabetical sorting would have been implemented before the PS3 even released.


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+ Traeia on July 15th, 2012 at 8:02 pm said:

Gotta love when the update doesn’t even get tagged on the Vita Blog.


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+ gldoorii on July 15th, 2012 at 8:27 pm said:

sigh…as always, thanks again for the Vita support! See ya next week for the same post!


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+ IcedDice777 on July 15th, 2012 at 8:40 pm said:

What the hell is a Gamecube? All the kool people i know play on Gameboxstation and PS3. Anyways…Hey Señor Director of Awesome, isn’t Zen pinball Dos supposed to be released on the next store update?


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+ wwedx25 on July 15th, 2012 at 8:43 pm said:

Boston Celtics avatar!!!


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+ GalatasarayEken on July 15th, 2012 at 8:46 pm said:

I want a racing game! that’s the only thing that’ll make me renew my PSN + and when I say racing I don’t mean some 8bit _rap

Gran Turismo 5 has been out since 2010 and hasn’t even been offered as a PSN+ game please do this :(

yes I can go buy it but Im saving up for FIFA 13 or a Nintendo 3DS game

gotta love Legend of Zelda – Ocarina of Time 3D


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+ GalatasarayEken on July 15th, 2012 at 8:47 pm said:

PSN EU gets motorstorm apacalypse while we get gotham city imposters which I dont play due to the fact that its boring.


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+ DuoMaxwell007 on July 15th, 2012 at 8:53 pm said:

why are so many people whining about vita…is this your first Sony console? how many good games did PS2 game in its first few months? what about PSP? heck that didnt start having GREAT titles til the end of its lifespan… and dont even get me started on PS3.. it took a good 2-3 years before it had any SYSTEM sellers… two year sin fact (when MGS4 launched) thats being said why do you think Vita is any different? It just came out February… wait until the end of the year THEN if thing havent improved then by all means, complain.


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+ FJ1100_rider on July 15th, 2012 at 9:03 pm said:

geez , stop whining about alphabetical sorting for games , if you need it that much just use the album sorting and put every game starting with A in album A , using a letter for each album , then you just need to look in the album with that letter name ,
it won’t change how fast you can find a game anyway if you are looking in one huge album at all games , if you need better sorting to find games quicker do what I do and sort games in albums by genre , if I want to play an rpg I look in the rpg album , if I want to race the album is named racing etc.


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+ JohnnyX on July 15th, 2012 at 9:05 pm said:

You know what PS2 classic would be nice? TimeSplitters. That game was awesome and one of my favorite games of last gen. Its a PS2 launch title, has memorable characters, and I always enjoyed the create a map mode. So I think TimeSplitters would be an appropriate choice. Right Sony?


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+ Ice21 on July 15th, 2012 at 9:33 pm said:

Max Payne 2 would have been nice!


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+ PsychoSploosh69 on July 15th, 2012 at 10:24 pm said:

Hey Rey, if Sony really wants to improve their products (i would hope they do), why not start a page for suggestions of improvements that can be made? That might reduce the amount of complaints on here. I get pretty frustrated with the lack of games for vita and ps1/ps2 classics etc, but why not have someone that can take suggestions such as the alphabetical ps3 issue and feed the suggestions to the right people? Does Sony care about these things? Just a suggestion.


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+ The_Dukenator on July 15th, 2012 at 10:38 pm said:

@73 Meh I spent more time playing the mods on the PC version.

@6 Tony Hawk HD comes on PSN soon after its released on XBLA on Jul 18.

@4 I have 4 other consoles to play, so PS3 isn’t the only one I have.


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+ GensoSuikoden_II on July 15th, 2012 at 11:02 pm said:

See my name…? Where is it? Why isn’t it on PSN? Get it done.

Anyway, Steam is getting my money this week. Though I might still get Agarest War 2 if the price is good.

Pick up Darkside Chronicles yet if you don’t have it people, it’s ace, and almost justifies owning a Move.


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+ iTofuMan on July 15th, 2012 at 11:11 pm said:

Wow quite possibly one of the worst updates we have had this year. hopefully some last minute games, or sales/deal come in on Tuesday, or else it looks like another week of nothing for me.


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+ CyPhErLoUs on July 15th, 2012 at 11:18 pm said:

@74
They do have a suggestion area here. It’s called PS.Blog Share. So far only like 10 things out of 1000+ got a response in terms of firmware updates and games but that’s it. It’s a fail IMO. Majority of the ideas there are more than obvious and/or absolute genius but with Sony being Sony they want to do things their way and ticking owners off even more with their stubborn ways.


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+ iTofuMan on July 15th, 2012 at 11:19 pm said:

@ DuoMaxwell007

For ps2: SSX, tekken tag, Ridge racer, Timesplitter, street fighter, dynasty warrior, Armored core, and i think thats only the launch titles i got. As for psp: dynasty warrior, darkstalker, ape escape, twisted metal, lumines, untold legends, etc.

One thing ill never understand with fanboys is that they always have to make excuses for their company, and i dont get why they always put past consoles as example as to why the company doesnt support their system. One would think they’d improve on their next consoles.

Its seem to me like the fanboys enjoy not having games, or having little selection of games, whereas others like myself want sony to improve for take their system seriously for once


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+ iTofuMan on July 15th, 2012 at 11:30 pm said:

@ DuoMaxwell007

for ps2: SSX, tekken tag, armored core, dynasty warrior, DoA, street fighter, silent scope, time splitter, and thats just launch titles. for the PSP: dynasty warrior, twisted metal, ape escape, dark stalker, lumines, ridge racer. So your point?

One thing ill never understand about fanboy is that they always have to make excuse for the companies they like. so instead of trying to get them to improve, they’ll try to make every excuse in the book just for try to justify why a company is lacking in their own product. Another thing i dont get is why they always use the excuse of “since X-system had a bad launch or games that means the next can be just as bad” So basically instead of trying to improve, they want it to be just like that last launch system. Again i dont understand that type logic. it seems to me despite being fanboys they dont want their company to improve in the slightest.


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+ Mister-Nep on July 16th, 2012 at 12:53 am said:

I might get Record of Agarest War 2 again just to have it as a download.

As for the import side of things. This week there’s lots of re-releases. Including a re-release of Ninokuni. For new imports the only noticeables are two new PSP titles.

This week, Agarest War PSP, and Digimon World Re:Digitize are hitting Japan. That’s it for releases this week.


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+ jb10002000 on July 16th, 2012 at 1:05 am said:

where is persona 4 for ps2 seems you have the other ones the ones for psvita how aboout putting them classic for ps3


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+ Knightedrik on July 16th, 2012 at 1:11 am said:

@16

Agreed, Rainbow Moon FTW!


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+ jb10002000 on July 16th, 2012 at 1:12 am said:

im a big fan of those record of Argarest war games cant wait for 2 rainbow moon is pretty cool to


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+ estoc1 on July 16th, 2012 at 1:33 am said:

This drop sucks. What a s**tload of f**K.

Again, no SNK/Retro arcade games? YOU ARE FAILING, SONY. Until you put Samurai Shodown 2, Fatal Fury Special, and KOF 98 on the g**damn PSN Store, you suck and I will call you out and “troll” this blog until you do. Nintendo and Xbox already had these games for while, WHY NOT YOU?!! YOU SUCK!!! YOU’RE PATHETIC, YOU ARE FAILING. YOU STILL PEREFER 3D GARBAGE. I hope that the Wii-U (Coming out this holiday) Puts SECA and SONY out of business for good.


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+ DelMurice on July 16th, 2012 at 2:07 am said:

Isn’t there supposed to be something special about plus mid month? Looks like it’s about that time.


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+ mr-x_25 on July 16th, 2012 at 2:12 am said:

well, you can’t have it all. there’s bound to be slow weeks.
in the game informer, sony said psone on vita was announced, so hopefully next month.
doesn’t matter to me much right now, ’cause i’ve got so many games to play, including skyrim.


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+ PsychoSploosh69 on July 16th, 2012 at 4:25 am said:

@78 I love Sony, but I have to say I agree with ya. They could be doing a lot more than they do, and making a lot more money too, but it’s like they don’t care. I would buy a ton of games on the psn if they were only available. Seems like the guys who post the drop and other articles every week are either afraid to answer questions or just ignore people that have an opinion. They think people just come on here to bash the product. If that were true, people wouldn’t waste their time, they’d go over to the competition. They’re diehard sony fans it seems to me who want to spend money, but certain things like these crappy drops are preventing that from happening.


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+ HeavyD-Love on July 16th, 2012 at 5:43 am said:

When’s Tony Hawk HD?


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+ The_Dukenator on July 16th, 2012 at 5:47 am said:

@87 My last comment said it’ll come soon after the XBLA version is released.


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+ hpz82 on July 16th, 2012 at 6:24 am said:

any chanc


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+ hpz82 on July 16th, 2012 at 6:27 am said:

Any chance metal gear solid hd for ps3 to be bought by title instead of the whole package? I would just like to buy peacewalker


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+ DwayneW1987 on July 16th, 2012 at 6:44 am said:

Able to delete multiple incoming and outgoing messages via a checklist in the next update.


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+ onslaughtree on July 16th, 2012 at 6:53 am said:

Every week we see the Drop post games that are not ( the ENTIRE list of releases) , and still YOU guys/gals complain about it. C’MON, by now you all should know that The Drop is just a snippet of what will be put up on PSN. So chill, wail till the PSN release on Tuesday to complain. LOL. But seriously, im luvin my Ps Vita. Hot Shots Golf:WI is sweet. Why cant Guacamelee come sooner :-( .As always, Keep On Gamin.


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+ onslaughtree on July 16th, 2012 at 6:59 am said:

@ Most of you that are waiting for PsOne/Ps2 Classics to come to the Vita, im with you. But we must remember, As a publisher releasing new games for a new system, you want your games to sell well. Its a huge investment. But if sony was to allow PsOne/Ps2 games to be on the Vita at launch, the sales of new Vita games would drop DRAMATICLY. So my guess is that sony has a deal in place with publishers to not allow psOne/Ps2 playback for a limited time. Sony will make a killing when the flood gates are open, cause me myself will be purchasing alot of ps2/PsOne/Minis games for my Vita and so will many others. Thans my 2cents anyway. Keep On Gamin.


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+ CrusaderForever on July 16th, 2012 at 7:03 am said:

Wow, a lot of people complaining about the Drop! Honestly, not sure why the Drop exists as it doesn’t include everything. All of you complainers must do nothing but game 24/7 to be waiting for The Drop to give you more games. There have been so many games over the years that my back log is legendary. This is the best time of the year to catch up. I am thankful for this slow period to catch up. You whiners really are pathetic. I mean that in the most sincere way. Next time you are happy with a game and enjoying it I hope all of you think back to how stupid you were when you complained to Sony on The Drop! So sad.


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+ YourAmiableDad on July 16th, 2012 at 7:53 am said:

I’d like to add my own two cents in this. If you look at the competing platform companies and their sales, and Online community- Sony honestly is more dedicated to their consumers. PsPlus Gives you so many free games and not those corny-nobody-wants-them kinda games. I have games like FarCry2, Imposters, JustCause2, DCUO, and many more great games that are PS3 and PS1 games. I don’t know if this is exactly relevent with the subject ya’ll are discussing, however, think about what they give on the PSN. I’m sure with due time the Vita will share it’s same quality. After all with Xbox Live you have to pay continuously for online privileges that PSN gives for free- like on-line play. I think with whatever the matter may be; it’ll just take a bit of patience. With a low payment for the PSPlus I been playing great games non-stop. I play free against people on so many games. The only real complaint I have at the moment with Sony is the control scheme. Kind of like Microsoft’s better. Anyways, I am just hoping this rambling puts things in perspective for some of those with the issues they’re having.


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+ YouFromTheFuture on July 16th, 2012 at 7:56 am said:

I won’t say (as of yet) that Sony has dropped the ball, but they are definitely fumbling it…
With that being said, I hope that the INITIAL PlayStation Plus content for this month not only comes this week, but is awesome. Some suggestions would be:
For the ps1; either “spiderman 2: enter electro”, “intelligent cube” *crosses fingers*, or “xmen mutant academy 2″ *crosses toes & eyes*
For the psn game: limbo or feeding frenzy 2
For the dlc: how about table packs for marvel pinball
For the mini’s: meh, surprise me :D

Thanks Sony; Love yooooooouuuuuuu :D


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+ DJNorthSky on July 16th, 2012 at 8:01 am said:

Sooooo, if i really want to play ps1 or ps2 games, i’ll just play them on my ps1 or ps2… Logical, yes? The only issue i have is that i do not have a CRT tv, but they do look good on LED. If people are hell bent on ps2 games, just go get a system and buy your games. Since gamestop is trying to fade out ps2, you can find a lot of titles for cheap. That way your ps3 can get some rest while you’re waiting on that big release, which for me will not start until this fall. I have lots to be playing until then, becuase unlike people on this blog, I’m a gamer, not a whiner. If i really wanted to change how Sony releases content or conducts their updates, i would just get a job there. I’m sure a lot of folks whining on the blog are still young, maybe this will help you pick a college degree and career choice. Don’t complain, just work your life towards making it better!


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