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PlayStation Plus Update: NFL Blitz Joins the Plus Roster

Morgan Haro's Avatar + Posted by Morgan Haro on Oct 01, 2012 // Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

Last week you welcomed Starhawk’s single-player campaign into your gaming collection for free as a PlayStation Plus member. This week we continue to roll out even more content with NFL Blitz, coming free to Plus! Please note that Borderlands will be leaving Plus with this week’s PlayStation Store update, so make sure you grab it while you can.

Don’t have PlayStation Plus? Go to the PlayStation Store on your PS3 or click here to get access.

October 2nd PlayStation Plus Update

NFL Blitz — Free for PlayStation Plus Members
With football (of the American variety) in full effect, we and our pals at EA thought it right to help you gather some friends and play one of the best arcade sports titles in recent memory, all for free with your Plus membership. NFL Blitz features a combination of the arcade-style gameplay that made the original a hit and the deep, immersive game modes of today; recharged with an energetic, football gaming experience. Pick it up today, free with a Plus membership.
Alex Kidd in Miracle World — 80% discount for PlayStation Plus Members (Regular Price: $4.99, PS Plus Price: $1.00)
You’ll also see an amazing deal on SEGA’s classic Alex Kidd in Miracle World. Remastered for PSN, this is your chance to meet one of gaming’s original heroes, and get a great deal and a dose of nostalgia in the process. Journey to Miracle World in a search for your long lost brother Prince Egle, and get some Trophies while you’re at it. You can also challenge yourself with all new trial modes.
Spelunker HD — 50% discount (Regular Price: $9.99, PS Plus Price: $5.00) All DLC 50% Off (Regular Price: $1.99, PS Plus Price: $1.00)
Spelunker HD is no stranger to Plus members, as earlier last month we had a similar deal for the game. Fans (and to-be-fans) of the game will be excited to note that the new DLC releasing with the October 2nd Store Update (Area EX9 and Area EX10) will be joining the rest of the DLC with a 50% off discount — about $1 per Add-On. The game itself is going back on the 50% off deal as well, so get on it!

Lastly, I wanted to leave you guys with a Plus tip to help manage your benefits as a Plus member. If you’re low on HDD space but don’t want to miss out on any of the content in Plus, you can still click download, but then cancel the download. As long as you’re a Plus member you’ll be entitled to download it in the future, even if it’s not in Plus at that time.

That’s it for this week. Make sure you check out tomorrow’s PlayStation Store update post to see all the details for this week’s Plus update, and come back next week when we’ll have more great Plus news to share.

Also, we’d love to know your thoughts as to what you enjoyed most about Plus in the month of September. Feel free to explain your vote in the comments, or in the Plus section in the PlayStation Community forums.

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+ Skiedragon81 on October 1st, 2012 at 11:14 am said:

Um morgan the reason why ppl are mad is that we were promised something and u guys give us mediocre deliveries where as the EU store ALWAYS gets hooked up, about a year ago, it was the other way around EU was getting garbage and they complained and EU listened, a lot of us in the NA store feel like our suggestions/complaints go unnoticed and we are being ignored. I mean thats one of the reasons ppl envy the EU store, their ICG promise is being fulfilled with full retail games, we get arcade games 80 percent of the time. And i know their is licensing issued and things of that nature, but it still feels like SOA is ignoring what its fans want and thats just bad PR. Its like holiday food.The point is it seems like EU and even JP get like Christmas dinners and we are small dogs getting thrown the scraps they throw away. Not to mention, this is a holiday month in Halloween. Where are the scary halloween themed games?


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    + Morgan Haro on October 1st, 2012 at 11:19 am said:

    EU getting more PS3 Full Games is certainly true. But not getting something we promised? We’ve delivered on the PS Plus promise of an instant library of games with discounts, and exclusive features. But certainly we can see about what games work best for all gamers, for sure! Thanks for the feedback =)


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+ Skiedragon81 on October 1st, 2012 at 11:15 am said:

NFL blitz was great on your former systems, but lets face it – its never been on ur top 10 sold in some time. IF ever. MY whole point with this is plz listen to your customers, and give us some reason to buy ur premium service, Blitz is not one of those reasons, i do think at least youre trying with the polls and i appreciate that. Sorry the rant took so long.


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+ MestreJuca on October 1st, 2012 at 11:19 am said:

Complicated …
You boot a game that the only ones who are like the people of the united states
Really Turn-off


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+ MarkakaJin on October 1st, 2012 at 11:20 am said:

Not much of a sports fan, even sports video games in general but NFL Blitz is one of those games that’s an exceptional. I’ve been wanting to play that game and glad it’s going to be free tomorrow. I am itching to play an NFL video game so Blitz will do. PS+ weekly update is a good idea but it seems somewhat little to me. Can’t you guys have more updates if weekly is where we’re going for? Otherwise, the two weeks thing is gonna kill me just for waiting again. Also, since PS+ is coming to the PS Vita soon, I seriously hope you guys don’t make Little Deviants for free. That would be ridiculous.


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+ Skiedragon81 on October 1st, 2012 at 11:20 am said:

@Squiggle55
ANd the problem with ur train of thought is we are the only region getting treated like small dogs at the adults table, the ICG is working for EU and JP- so why do they get free games every month- are u saying just cuz we buy the whole year we dont deserve awesome content every month? Or are u saying that the other regions are better than us? Either way the NA region is getting the short end of the stick, its sad really, and by NA i mean mostly the USA.


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+ Skiedragon81 on October 1st, 2012 at 11:21 am said:

and i meant free retail games every month not pSN


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+ Climb25 on October 1st, 2012 at 11:22 am said:

Hello Morgan
Could you hel pus with the absence of One Piece: Pirate Warriors on the mexican store? We have asked Lorenzo but he havent say anything about the subject since the psn update and we are still waithing for an answer in the latinamerican blog.
We will apreciate if you can help us


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+ blackiemist88 on October 1st, 2012 at 11:23 am said:

hey uncle morgan (lol sorry it was funny had to steal it) can u please please please tell us when the playstation allstars beta is coming?


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+ StealthReborn– on October 1st, 2012 at 11:23 am said:

Not sure why there still isn’t a PS+ promotion Morgan. Its been over a year since it happened.

It would be nice! =)


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    + Morgan Haro on October 1st, 2012 at 11:26 am said:

    I’ll make sure to relay the feedback!


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+ Skiedragon81 on October 1st, 2012 at 11:26 am said:

@ StealthReborn–
i agree man, hmm but what do u think it should be at this point? Im outta ideas lol


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+ lisatsunami on October 1st, 2012 at 11:30 am said:

What did I say? Every new feature is red meat to the complainers. Plus has changed since the beginning so I can’t remember if we even got any games back in the day. I remember we got Qore, may it rest in peace, a few avatars & dynamic themes & frequent discounts, but I just care about the cloud storage. I don’t think that was a day 1 feature, was it?

Anyway, I buy the games I want & don’t even have enough time for my huge backlog so I generally don’t download most of the IGC anyway.

For all of you SCEA haters, why don’t you just let your 3 month membership expire & buy a SCEE Plus instead? Seems like a simple solution. I recently bought a one year Euro Plus. You don’t need to be Stephen Hawking to figure out how to do it.


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+ Soulwind613 on October 1st, 2012 at 11:32 am said:

Even though I certainly appreciated the free full Borderlans gamee through Plus+, I still believe that extending Plus+ to the Vita was far more important than anything offered in that list.

And I don’t even own a Vita, however, this will definetly tip the possibility of getting one if more features such as this are added to it.

Lates’


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+ Squiggle55 on October 1st, 2012 at 11:33 am said:

@Skiedragon81 Whether SCEE is giving better Plus games than SCEA is another debate completely, and really the only thing worth debating. They’ve probably gotten a total of about 2 or 3 more Full Games total than us since E3 right? B/c we had more in the original collection IIRC. Of course I would like to get Dead Space 2 and Motorstorm Apocalypse. It’s always worth debating and voting on what types of games we would like.


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+ MiNdOfADaRkSoUl on October 1st, 2012 at 11:34 am said:

Red Dead Redemption !! Add it !! That is all :)


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+ Skiedragon81 on October 1st, 2012 at 11:35 am said:

we dont hate SCEA, we just want a bit of equality is all and why pay for two ps plus memberships, then again i was a bit spoiled, my job takes me into japan a lot lol And when the new features gives us at E3 were only a PR stunt to pull more ppl in. its hard to swallow sometimes, as a paying customer we have a right to say what we feel its that whole pesky freedom of speech thing lol Oh and for the record im a yearly subscriber!


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+ Zoidzerg on October 1st, 2012 at 11:35 am said:

Liking the poll thing, I hope the information is helpful.

I like the variety of smaller titles (Outland) I get through Plus in addition to some occasional big hitters from yester years (Borderlands) so my only caveat is that I hope it doesn’t push Plus into only being about one big hitter a month. As quite frankly Borderlands is great but Outland is the real gem out of nowhere for me this month. :)

I am very happy with plus, so naturally I worry about changes to it.


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+ boomstickbhg on October 1st, 2012 at 11:36 am said:

Thanks for the reply Morgan, I know I’m not always a positive poster/easy to please.

I appreciate as always you taking the time.


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+ IrishDude2 on October 1st, 2012 at 11:37 am said:

I wish someone could reply to my post number 67 cos i really need some answers :(

HAHA funny how those who have SCEA plus complain EU gets better stuff while SCEE plus subscribers complain SCEA gets better stuff.

For those that think SCEE is better, think again. 6th week in a row and still no word about CS:GO. They sound real good right now don’t they


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+ Skiedragon81 on October 1st, 2012 at 11:38 am said:

@Squiggle55

actually about 4-5 since E3, but yeah i see ur point. And add to ur must play list of Deus Ex which they got for free. Its a awesome game man it seems Mass Effect started a revolution with their hybrid fo shooter and Rpg i kinda like that, but um morgan KH HD any news?


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+ Criscross87v3 on October 1st, 2012 at 11:39 am said:

I think this is a great week. Been meaning to try NFL Blitz, heard good things about it. This is what I love about Plus. It’s a great way to try games you wouldn’t normally play and still get great deals on new and old content.

I’m not sure why there is so many vocal whiners on the games they give for free. I think the service has been pretty varied on what they give. It seems each week/month there is a completely different experience to be had. Sure different people have different tastes, so sure some months will have updates that seem like a dry spell, but for all the complaints, I would like someone to please list a better way to spend $ 50 on xbox Live or Nintendo’s service that will give as much as variety as Playstation Plus.

As for the poll, surprised to see Borderlands so high after the amazing Playstation Plus sale of the game last year the game + all dlc for only $20. Although, i stated before, you can’t please everybody at once, I’m curious to see a survey on here containing different genre of games people want to see most of here for Plus in terms of discounts, betas, and free games.


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+ Skiedragon81 on October 1st, 2012 at 11:40 am said:

CS has been having problems ciz of valve having EU problems , gabe was going off about it lol, although i do think they should retire the source engine.


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+ Skiedragon81 on October 1st, 2012 at 11:41 am said:

hmm 50 on xbox live?
Tales of Vesperia- we never got the better ver on ps3 in america.
:(


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+ Squiggle55 on October 1st, 2012 at 11:45 am said:

And speaking of Dead Space 2, this would certainly be a good month to give away a horror game…


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+ tacotaskforce on October 1st, 2012 at 11:48 am said:

There’s a serious lack of the raddest game of 1987 on that poll. DD Neon would have been the game of the month if not for coming out the same month as Tokyo Jungle.


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    + Morgan Haro on October 1st, 2012 at 12:04 pm said:

    I know, I completely blanked on including Double Dragon in there. =| I’m still working my way through Tokyo Jungle myself. Such a hilarious premise for a game, lol


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+ BlueBl1zzard on October 1st, 2012 at 11:50 am said:

Wow, reading a lot of these comments makes some of you people seem really greedy. “The game I wanted wasn’t part of the IGC so I’m not renewing my subscription”, or “The EU Playstation Plus members get “x” game and “y” and we only get “z”, so we’re getting ripped off.”

Really? Are people really complaining about free games now? Some of the games people are whining over (like Red Dead Redemption) have been out for a while now anyway and either a) Are really cheap if you can find a copy, or b) have had numerous sales, sometimes including the DLC in both retail stores or on the PS Store.

So instead of whining maybe we can get over it and be grateful for what we do have. Besides Thanksgiving is coming up


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+ Poozilla024 on October 1st, 2012 at 11:50 am said:

Another Plus update post and the comments section is filled with complaints.If you dont like the games that are offered then dont subscribe.Plus isnt only about the games you get with it it also comes with a gig of cloud storage that I wish i had when my first ps3 died and DID have when my second died and was so thankful for.My plus just ran out sunday and I have to wait til friday when I get paid to renew(damn having to grow up and be resposible)But i will be drooling all week thinking about Blitz friday night when I get home and log in to start my download.I remember all the good times back on N64 and in the arcade at the movie theater on Blitz. I will say there are some games they have put on plus that I dont care for but thats why you dont HAVE to download them.


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+ lisatsunami on October 1st, 2012 at 11:51 am said:

Of course you are haters. Who complains every day about something, anything, that they like? That makes no sense.

You do make a good point. It was a PR stunt, but that’s what all of E3 is. We need to apply common sense when we see a PR stunt. We are shown a great IGC (relatively great. I haven’t downloaded anything from that initial IGC). The thinking person realizes it can’t always be like that or Playstation will go bankrupt & we’ll all lose our Plus freebies. The rest will think “oh, boy, it’s gonna be Christmas every week!”

And, read the Euro blogs. They also complain about their content & wish they could get some of ours. Except the Europeans aren’t as doggedly rude as our NA brethren.


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+ Kchow23 on October 1st, 2012 at 11:54 am said:

No interest what so ever in this week’s Plus items, but I do like the recent announcements. As I’ve stated previously, I’d like to see DLC being a bigger component of PS Plus.


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+ Souledge94 on October 1st, 2012 at 12:00 pm said:

thanks for the free blitz game and the alex the kid game will be bought. I mean how can you say no to 1 buck.


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+ Kchow23 on October 1st, 2012 at 12:00 pm said:

Some sort of promotion for renewing PS Plus would be great although the spend $100 and get $20 back isn’t bad at all. Moreover, how can we get PS Plus cards sold at retailers in Canada? :)


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+ Ryumoau on October 1st, 2012 at 12:01 pm said:

@124 god, do you ever shut up? :/

We have the right to complain all we like. If you are so bothered by it, why even look at the comments section at all?


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+ snakeeyes211 on October 1st, 2012 at 12:03 pm said:

I think people should be allowed to speak their mind and if they don’t like the content they are getting they should let Sony now everything they released for E3 on instinct games was incredible but yes I owned it all. but I was very happy to see people getting those awesome games borderlands was an amazing game on instant and even though I don’t like this weeks game I hope they continue doing a good job


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+ Daniel_the_Jew on October 1st, 2012 at 12:09 pm said:

I’m so confused. I keep reading complaints about how the games offered in the IGC are older games….and then I read complaints about how EU PS+ have Red Dead Redemption and Dead Space in their IGC, which are both older games. It’s unrealistic to think that PS+ will make EVERYONE happy. Quite frankly, if you’re not happy with the service, no one is making you pay for it. Since I’ve signed up for it though, I’ve played some pretty amazing games that I otherwise would have never tried, let alone buy. Warhammer comes to mind. So thank you PS+ for giving me access to some really awesome games. I will definitely be renewing my membership for the new year.


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+ lisatsunami on October 1st, 2012 at 12:10 pm said:

Uncle Morgan, I want to change my button suggestion:

O Everyone who complains that Euro Plus and/or Xbox has better options should just go away & play those “better” options.

That’s the other drone that bugs the shi-ite out of me: They have it on Xbox so why can’t SCEA? I have an X, I paid $60 for Live & the only exclusive I’ve gotten for free is constant & very loud advertising. Oh, & I got to buy a super buggy DLC for Skyrim. My X is gathering dust, although not as bad as my wii.


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+ rangerfan7187 on October 1st, 2012 at 12:12 pm said:

I’m loving boderlands so far! Shoot me a friend request if anybody wants to do co-op. PSN rangerfan7187


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+ IIL0YDII on October 1st, 2012 at 12:14 pm said:

this week sucks


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+ JumpMan33 on October 1st, 2012 at 12:16 pm said:

Some ideas for PS+ games

Deadly Premonition – Only made it to the states on 360, but had a PS3 version in Japan.

Earth Defense Force Insect Armageddon – Not the best EDF game, but a good game non the less.

Resonance of Fate – Overlooked RPG

Binary Domain – Most underrated shooter this gen.

Yakuza – Any of the games would be good picks.


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+ lisatsunami on October 1st, 2012 at 12:16 pm said:

@ 128, that’s rich coming from someone who posts every single day like you. At least I take most weekends off.

Of course you haters have a right to complain. I see you do it every day & never remark on it. But along with the “freedom” to complain is the concurrent “freedom” to complain about complainers.


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+ ItaChu on October 1st, 2012 at 12:23 pm said:

Morgan what the heck i thought you said this month was gonna be a WOWZA! LOL this isnt very wow to me xD


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+ ItaChu on October 1st, 2012 at 12:28 pm said:

You think people should not be allowed to speak their mind? What oppressive country do you come from snake eyes lol wow i cant believe someone actually wrote that bs … Let people speak their mind, you dont like it KEEP SCROOLING DOWN! You dont have to like every single comment you ser posted on here children Thank you! Enjoy your day.


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+ ItaChu on October 1st, 2012 at 12:31 pm said:

Oh whoops lol snake eyes said people SHOULD speak their mind lol i read it too fast xD well take my comment for the people complaining about the complainers lol


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+ blakseed on October 1st, 2012 at 12:39 pm said:

@Lisatsunami

lol Same here. I’m not even sure why I still have a 360. I hardly play it. Also, @Ryumaou Of course you can complain all you want, I just think you complain to much. You and a few others do NOTHING but complain.


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+ ItaChu on October 1st, 2012 at 12:40 pm said:

Lisa we got the message give it a rest your more annoying than the complainers no one cares about your comments stfu already good day to you lol


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    + Morgan Haro on October 1st, 2012 at 12:47 pm said:

    alright; everyone take it down a notch please. Everyone has the right to state their opinion, whether it’s critical, or praise, or just stating that theyf eel there’s too much criticism. Everyone has the right to give their thoughts.

    It’s when others try to shut people down for their opinions when it goes too far. so language like stfu, (which we all know what it stands for) won’t be tolerated.


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+ RoaringMdog18 on October 1st, 2012 at 12:42 pm said:

Any chance of Red Dead Redemption showing up for free for us PS+ subscribers any time soon?


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+ DeathGazer on October 1st, 2012 at 12:45 pm said:

I forgot NFL Blitz existed on PSN. Hopefully it’s good.


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+ hpz82 on October 1st, 2012 at 12:49 pm said:

How about some cool dynamic themes like batman arkham city? Something of that caliber.


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+ Sevyne on October 1st, 2012 at 12:51 pm said:

@140: Ya know, SCEA disappoints me more often than they really should, but that comment was just ridiculous. You just came off of arguing that people should be able to speak their mind, then ya tell someone to shut up for speaking their mind. My mind is blown.


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+ JnF_Gho5t on October 1st, 2012 at 12:55 pm said:

How about some NBA avatars for our trophy cards? Seeing that NBA season is almost here, it would be nice to represent your team.

http://share.blog.us.playstation.com/ideas/2012/09/18/nba-avatars-for-trophy-card/


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+ Darth_Raww on October 1st, 2012 at 1:02 pm said:

Like the Poll Feedback idea. Please have more of those!


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    + Morgan Haro on October 1st, 2012 at 1:08 pm said:

    you’ll be seeing them in PLus posts in the future, more often than not; glad everyone is receptive to the idea =)


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+ lisatsunami on October 1st, 2012 at 1:03 pm said:

@ Uncle Morgan, thanks. And I promise to stop calling you that, as of close of business today (CA time)

@144, Sevyne, I agree. I too was disappointed in not getting Trine 2 (until we did) & now Deus Ex, but no big deal since I have a huge backlog.

@ Blakseed, yes, I gave the X a fair shake but other than voice command there is no reason for me to buy an X version of a multiplatform game. And they have very very few exclusives that I would want.


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