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The Drop: Week of October 8th 2012 New Releases

Rey Gutierrez's Avatar + Posted by Rey Gutierrez on Oct 07, 2012 // Senior Social Media Specialist

On PS3 this week, Dishonored is an immersive first-person action game that casts you as a supernatural assassin driven by revenge. Creatively eliminate your targets as you combine the supernatural abilities, weapons and unusual gadgets at your disposal. Pursue your enemies under the cover of darkness or ruthlessly attack them head on with weapons drawn. The outcome of each mission plays out based on the choices you make.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown also comes to PS3 this week. Threatened by an unknown enemy, the Earth’s governments unite to form a secret paramilitary organization, known as XCOM, to combat this extraterrestrial attack. As the commander of XCOM, you control the global defense team and its resources in a battle against the terrifying alien invasion.

On PS3 and PS Vita, Retro City Rampage offers a unique parody of the open-world action genre that takes modern game mechanics and mashes them into an authentic 8-bit experience. Tackle over 50 story missions featuring driving, shooting, platforming and more. With over 30 arcade challenges and more than 25 weapons and power-ups to master in Retro City Rampage for the PS3 and PS Vita. Enjoy this week’s The Drop.

PlayStation 3

Dishonored (Also on PSN) – Dishonored is set in Dunwall, an industrial whaling city where strange steampunk- inspired technology and otherworldly forces coexist in the shadows. You are the once-trusted bodyguard of the beloved Empress. Framed for her murder, you become an infamous assassin, known only by the disturbing mask that has become your calling card. In a time of uncertainty, when the city is besieged by plague and ruled by a corrupt government armed with industrial technologies, dark forces conspire to bestow upon you abilities beyond those of any common man – but at what cost? The truth behind your betrayal is as murky as the waters surrounding the city, and the life you once had is gone forever.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown – XCOM: Enemy Unknown will place you in control of a secret paramilitary organization called XCOM. As the XCOM commander, you will defend against a terrifying global alien invasion by managing resources, advancing technologies, and overseeing combat strategies and individual unit tactics.

The original X-COM is widely regarded as one of the best games ever made and has now been re-imagined by the strategy experts at Firaxis Games. XCOM: Enemy Unknown will expand on that legacy with an entirely new invasion story, enemies and technologies to fight aliens and defend Earth. You will control the fate of the human race through researching alien technologies, creating and managing a fully operational base, planning combat missions and controlling soldier movement in battle.

Just Dance 4 (PS Move Support) – Just Dance 4 is your ticket to the best new music with over 40 tracks from a variety of top artists, popular genres and hot billboard songs like “Good Feeling” by Flo Rida, and Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera. The tracklist also features legendary artists such as Barry White and The B-52’s to get the whole family up and moving.

Port Royale 3 – In Port Royale 3, players will embark upon an epic adventure through the Caribbean during the turbulent 17th century where the naval powers of Spain, England, France and the Netherlands all fight for supremacy in the colonies. Players take on the role of a young captain trying to build his fortune and reputation in the new world colonies. The campaign consists of two different paths for the young protagonist to follow: adventurer and trader.

PlayStation Network

Retro City Rampage (For PS3 and PS Vita) – Retro City Rampage is an open-world action game parody of the popular crime city genre. The game is designed to represent a classic NES game with a level of carnage and chaos never imagined in the ’80s. 

Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock (For PS Vita) – In Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock, play as the Doctor and River Song as they race to save the universe and time itself. Unravel the mystery of The Eternity Clock and stop its deadly path of destruction before it’s too late.

Equipped with the Doctor’s sonic screwdriver, River’s Blaster and other fantastic gadgets, journey through four London time periods and a number of alien locations in search of the answers. Face up to the most fearsome monsters including Silurians, Cybermen, Daleks and the Silence. Outwit and destroy foes, solve puzzles and make the right choices in an epic action-adventure.

Derrick the Deathfin (PSN Exclusive) – Derrick the Deathfin is the world’s very first underwater papercraft game. The action – of which there is plenty – takes place in an irreverent aquatic world full of paper, goofy fish, paper, arcade action, paper, wanton destruction, and paper.* After Derrick’s parents are brutally turned into soup he sets forth on a worldwide rampage of destruction in order to make himself feel a bit better. On his travels he eats all manner of dopey delights for dinner, duels with paper enemies and decimates man-made cardboard monstrosities. Derrick also has a distinct fondness for picking up diamonds and jumping through burning tyres in the sky. Just like a real shark!

Spy Hunter (For PS Vita // Also on Gamecard) – Celebrating 30 years of sleek cars, concealed weapons, and careening car crashes, Spy Hunter races forward on its most thrilling and dangerous ride yet. The player once again takes on the role of the “Agent,” the driver of the high-tech G-6155 Interceptor supercar, armed extensively with advanced weaponry, and ready to take on a global terrorist organization set on world domination.

The Testament of Sherlock Holmes – London, 1898. Holmes has just solved a recent case by retrieving a priceless set of jewels that had been stolen. Unfortunately, the jewels’ owner reveals that the necklace Holmes returned to him is a pale imitation… and everything seems to incriminate the detective as the culprit!

Birds of Steel – Birds of Steel offers 20 historical and a wealth of fictitious missions, spanning eight world-famous campaigns, and users are given access to over 100 famous planes from the entire axis and allied forces rosters. A number of planes ideal for each campaign can be selected, and have been faithfully recreated in terms of handling, capabilities and weaponry. The classic Spitfire, P-51D Mustangs, and Messerschmidt 109 are all lined up for combat, as players opt to player opt to fight for the Allies, Japanese or Axis forces.

Devil May Cry: HD Collection – This action-packed set chronicles the complete adventures of Dante, the world’s toughest demon slayer, with Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 2, and Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening Special Edition.

Joe Danger 2: The Movie – Joe Danger, the world’s most determined stuntman, returns in Joe Danger: The Movie: The Video Game! This sequel will allow players to create their own action film scene by scene, performing every stunt themselves. On the set of the greatest blockbuster “Movie” ever made, create your own action film scene by scene, performing every stunt yourself. Using dozens of stunt vehicles and spanning every action film genre imaginable perfect every stunt to thrill the audience, or crack them up with your failed attempts. Strap on the helmet of Joe Danger, and defy death to impress the Director.

Machinarium – Machinarium is an indie game project created and released by Amanita Design. A puzzle / adventure game, this game focuses on a little robot who’s been thrown out to the scrap yard behind the city who must return and confront the Black Cap Brotherhood and save his robot-girl friend.

Warlords – Show no mercy and take no prisoners as you fight to the death for title of the almighty Warlord in this multiplayer arcade action game based on the Atari classic. Defend your castle from mischievous minions and ferocious fireballs spun from the mouth of a maniacal dragon in this whimsical reinvention of the beloved classic. In the ultimate battle of speed, strategy and survival, command your troops with shrewdness and skill to capture control points, collect power-ups and destroy the other warring factions!

Worms Revolution – Worms Revolution sticks an exploding sheep under worm-on-worm conflict and blasts it squarely into the 21st century with this revitalization of the acclaimed strategy series. Developed from the ground up on a completely new game-engine Worms Revolution delivers exciting new features and stunning 3D graphics with the classic 2D, turn-based gameplay of everyone’s favorite warring invertebrates. Choose to play the extensive single player mode which features both campaign and puzzle missions or dive straight into multiplayer warfare via online or local play. For the first time ever see the inclusion of dynamic water, physics objects and worm classes! Customize your experience by choosing what classes you play with, what they look like and even how they speak!

Demos

  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  • Joe Danger 2: The Movie
  • Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise
  • Retro City Rampage
  • Sunflowers
  • Warlords

Easter Egg

Fans of the PlayStation.Blog can now play as Sid, Jeff or as me in Retro City Rampage. Make sure to choose me (Rey Gutierrez) as your avatar. My hair looks great in all its retro 8-bit glory!

[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.]

//Add Your Own

124 Comments

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+ kinyutaka on October 7th, 2012 at 8:09 pm said:

Rey, that avatar of your looks an awful lot like Matt Smith.

Not complaining.


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+ JimmyNEUTRON413 on October 7th, 2012 at 8:21 pm said:

deff gonna check out derrick the death fin. looks great!


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+ eX-strider on October 7th, 2012 at 8:50 pm said:

Sweet! I’ve been waiting ages for Retro City Rampage to be released for the vita. Definitely gonna be a day one buy for me. Long live the vita!!


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+ GranpireV on October 7th, 2012 at 9:04 pm said:

Machinarium is more adorable than LittleBigPlanet.

There, I said it.

Buy this game.


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+ The_Dukenator on October 7th, 2012 at 9:07 pm said:

@13 Nope. Naughty Bear (Gold Edition) is the same as the disc version released prior. Naughty Bear: Panic In Paradise is an entirely different game.


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+ Superstone on October 7th, 2012 at 9:09 pm said:

Great drop but where is Wrestlefest and more PSone classics?


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+ Ryumoau on October 7th, 2012 at 9:16 pm said:

pretty weak update, imo. I really hope more Tokyo Jungle and One Piece dlc come out at least.


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+ nolo451 on October 7th, 2012 at 9:47 pm said:

@ 37 and 38, quit posting the same crap 2-3x, always the same each time I see you.


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+ truongtantai on October 7th, 2012 at 10:01 pm said:

Dishonored has ugly design characters ,i dont understand why gamespot rating 9/10 ..I’m rating 4/10 overall


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+ guitarded77 on October 7th, 2012 at 10:06 pm said:

So does RCR have cross buy?

Dishonored looks so awesome, but I’m gonna have to wait for Black Friday… running low on $$$ after ordering the Pulse headset this week.

Joe Danger 2 is a must have… I waited to see if it was coming to PS3, and the wait paid off. I knew Hell Games wouldn’t let the PS3 people who made Joe Danger a hit down.

Really want to try out Sherlock Holmes when it hits the budget pile… looks like a sleeper hit.

XCOM Enemy Unknown looks really generic. Not a $60 game IMO.

Anyway, great week to be a games. I love the holiday release schedule. It just gets better week after week leading to Christmas.


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+ creed313ster on October 7th, 2012 at 10:06 pm said:

so what are the plus perks this time?just renewed my membership but it doesnt seem like it paying for its self this time.for me at least.the last several weeks have been a let down.does anyone else feel this way?


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+ JEC94 on October 7th, 2012 at 10:55 pm said:

Birds of Steel is great.


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+ ScarReaper83 on October 7th, 2012 at 11:12 pm said:

is Retro City Rampage going to be $14.99?


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+ ScarReaper83 on October 7th, 2012 at 11:13 pm said:

yes so far PS plus stuff this month sux but the month just started so we wont know till its over and only nfl blitz free so far also


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+ dodgedoors on October 7th, 2012 at 11:19 pm said:

Awesome drop this week. I am def getting RCR Tuesday as soon as the store updates. If I knew how the rest of the month pans out for digital releases. Already committed to ac 3 liberation. Spending at least 100 bucks for the 20 buck deal in November.

Already plan on getting ac3 vita, retro city rampage, and walking dead(please be Tuesday and just announce the day before like you did last release). That’s at least 60 bucks. Waiting to see how the rest of the month pans out. Sounds amazing so far. Keep up the huge release schedule.


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+ whoers on October 7th, 2012 at 11:37 pm said:

ERMAHGERRRRRRD
Retro City Rampage FRIG YEAH
any LBP costumes out this week? would love to pick up that turkey and pumpkin head for my sackboy


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+ Charles_Surge on October 8th, 2012 at 12:36 am said:

I would urge people to look into XCOM: Enemy Unknown; it looks very, very compelling. As an aside to the already demonstrated quality of the game, reviews should be out in ~4.5 hours.


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+ CODYH-123 on October 8th, 2012 at 1:10 am said:

How much will Birds Of Steel cost?


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+ UltimateDisco on October 8th, 2012 at 1:26 am said:

OH MY!! Someone has answered my prayers, and it seems as if I’ll be blessed with RETRO flippin’ CITY flippin’ RAMPAGE!! Not just for my PS3, but also for my Vita?! Why did I already know about this?!

The only thing that could make this wonderful week better is if, well, you know, RCR gets a Plus discount. *wink* *wink*


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+ colstripcapn on October 8th, 2012 at 4:01 am said:

XCOM is going to be one hell of an awsome game no one should pass up. There are dozens of previews out there that praise this game non stop, plus all the reviews that have come out so far have been really high.

I’ve watched a few hours of gameplay and I have to agree, tomorrow this is all I’ll be playing for awhile.


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+ colstripcapn on October 8th, 2012 at 4:04 am said:

@59 guitarded77

You obviously have not looked at XCOM at all have you? Generic? Please point out one single game that has similar gameplay…

While Dishonered on the other hand… there are numurous games that follow the stealth thief gameplay, and imagine that, one of them was actually called Thief *rolls eyes*


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+ DarkSolitude-X on October 8th, 2012 at 4:47 am said:

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a thinking man’s game. You plan out your unit’s tactics, decide what technology to develop, customize loadouts for units and aircraft. It’s a very strategic game.

I’m getting it at launch. I agree, those that are saying it’s generic need to take a longer look at it.


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+ Roda09 on October 8th, 2012 at 5:30 am said:

Will X-com be available on PSN tomorrow ???


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+ T3DV0L70L1N4 on October 8th, 2012 at 5:56 am said:

Wow, has anyone else checked out Machinarium? It looks awesome. Very creative. That’s something I’d love to play on Vita.


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+ OceanH on October 8th, 2012 at 6:07 am said:

Any news if the Dual Shock 3 (Slate Grey) would come to North America?


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+ Elvick_ on October 8th, 2012 at 6:10 am said:

@40: Yeah, I tried finding stuff about it and there’s not much and the gameplay I did see felt like a 3DS game. I know it’s on there too, but that doesn’t mean it has to look so bad on PS Vita.

So unless there’s a demo, I’ll pass.


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+ colstripcapn on October 8th, 2012 at 6:10 am said:

@72 Roda09

I think it is retail only, but perhaps they will do a digital release, I just haven’t heard anything one way or the other.


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+ Enforcer_X on October 8th, 2012 at 6:20 am said:

Finally Machinarium on PS3!
THANK YOU!


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+ onslaughtree on October 8th, 2012 at 6:25 am said:

@59 RCR will be cross buy. @62, Yes RCR will cost $14.99…..Keep on Gaming.


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+ allnewfie on October 8th, 2012 at 6:37 am said:

Love Doctor Who, just wondering how much its gonna cost


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+ DeathGazer on October 8th, 2012 at 6:43 am said:

Eagerly awaiting the rest of this month PS+ content. I know we’ll never get the same value that Europe gets, just please give us something worthwhile. I’m tired of complaining.


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+ smoothboarder540 on October 8th, 2012 at 6:45 am said:

People calling xcom generic are obviously wrong. Maybe they meant boring. To me it looks like checkers with little cinematics here and there. Which doesn’t sound like a $60 game to me.


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+ xxnike629xx on October 8th, 2012 at 7:26 am said:

Nothing really that I want.
That’s kinda good. My wallet was starting to feel the burn and I still haven’t had the chance to purchase some games that came out already like:

Angry Birds Trilogy
God of War Saga
Resident Evil 6
Resistance Burning Skies (Vita)
Sonic 4 Episode I
Sonic 4 Episode II
Sonic Generations
Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection
Star Wars Force Unleashed
Star Wars Force Unleashed 2
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
The Sly Collection
Yakuza 3
Yakuza 4
Yakuza Dead Souls

.
.
.
Speaking of Yakuza. I hope that the Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Collection gets a US release on disc. If it does, I am hoping that they keep Japanese voices w/ English subtitles & text for the original since the original PS2 release had English dubs (and from 2 and til now we’ve had Japanese w/ English subtitles).

Then there are those games that have yet to come out like Assassin’s Creed III, Assassin’s Creed III Liberation (Vita), Dragon’s Crown, Yakuza 5, Zone of the Enders HD Collection, etc etc.


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+ xGrandpaGamer on October 8th, 2012 at 7:41 am said:

Rey i have one concern i pre ordered Dishonered and Doom 3 bfg, now i did this to show support for sony but we don’t evem get a reply if theses games are getting a midnight release.If they do not i will not buy anymore day 1 released games on the psn, not only are we giving up pre order perks like extra content ect but we also get the games later than enyone else, we support you guys you should also show us some love too its not a big thing to save 10 bucks on games if were not even getting them at midnight and sony should also give perks for pre ordering games on the psn, i would like a response to this issue, i want to support you guys but its getting really hard when we get ignored.


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+ AXE_420 on October 8th, 2012 at 7:53 am said:

I need more money


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+ onslaughtree on October 8th, 2012 at 7:55 am said:

@83..I see your point, but in all fairness. PSN is updated at a random time every tuesday, so Its safe to say that you, me and everyone else that wants to purchase items on PSN, will have to wait till the store is updated to get said games. My question to you is, your still getting the game on the same date, so why the uproah ???


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+ guitarded77 on October 8th, 2012 at 8:05 am said:

@ colstripcapn

Hey, to each their own. If you think it looks great, more power to you. I don’t tell you what to like or dislike, so don’t get up in my business. We clearly have different ideas of what a good looking game is, and that’s what makes the gaming industry diverse… so go enjoy XCOM… I won’t bother comparing it to other games since I’m offering a civil discourse to your insane passion for the game. I will leave you to grow up now.


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+ GhostMachine1 on October 8th, 2012 at 8:08 am said:

Derrick the Deathfin and Retro City Rampage!!!


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+ Rootboi_Root on October 8th, 2012 at 8:35 am said:

I hope this weeks PSN Plus update will live up to the European one, since they are gettting TWO new retail games (Resident Evil Gold Edition and Bulletstorm) AND a brand new PSN game. They have been getting so many retail games over the months, it should be our time again, shouldn’t it? XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Worms Revolution would be great free psn games, maybe also Tokyo Jungle! (That game neeeeds a demo at least!). And where is motorstorm apocalypse? Please Blow our minds this weeks… pleaaaaase! Love the service but seeing our EU friends getting showered in A+ retail games while we keep getting PSN games is just painful! Never gonna be able to convince my friends to join PSN Plus if the games list doesnt improve :(


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+ xGrandpaGamer on October 8th, 2012 at 8:37 am said:

#85 I have supported sony since the ps1, all i am saying is that pre ordered games should be midnight releases. Here the store updates are at 7pm it takes 2 hours to download the game about half an hour to install so by the time i start playing it’s 9 pm 11 hours after its been released. Sony should implement midnight releases or there is no reason to show support to them, i save 10 bucks big deal i am showing sony some love they should work at doing the same or even doing the updates alot earlier. This question about midnight releases has been asked before and its been ignored.


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+ Rootboi_Root on October 8th, 2012 at 8:47 am said:

and pleaaase DON’T give us Machinarium for free, there are so many other great and better things we could get instead!


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+ Ginsu3000 on October 8th, 2012 at 9:02 am said:

in totlal agreement with xGrandpaGamer, the store updates around here at 9pm sometimes and we definitely deserve at least a message from playstation that has a link directing us to the midnight download or this preorder is a waste since we end up not even getting to play day one sine we are waiting a couple of hours for the download and install. i know sony could even have it install on its own (a ps+ perk supposedly) and then we wouldn’t have to mess with doing it ourselves… especially after getting up, going to work all day and coming home to see that not only do i have to wait 3 to 4 more hours for a store update just so i can start the 2 to 3 hour download and install and then maybe play for a half hour before midnight :/


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+ xGrandpaGamer on October 8th, 2012 at 9:12 am said:

Ginsu3000 i finally found someone with the same concerns but it doesn’t look like we will ever get a response from sony they want our support but they do not go the extra mile for us i guess after i get the games i pre ordered im done with day 1 releases on psn.


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+ kaibamoto4 on October 8th, 2012 at 10:22 am said:

hi all

does anyone know how much Devil May Cry: HD Collection & Retro City will be???


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+ Mr-Tinboh on October 8th, 2012 at 11:10 am said:

ERMA-FRIGGIN-GERD!!!!!!!
King of fighters xiii is free for ps plus members!!!!!!!!!


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+ colstripcapn on October 8th, 2012 at 12:02 pm said:

@86 guitarded77

That’s what I thought, you can’t name a similar game to back up your ‘generic’ comment.

Answering a question with an insult as you have is hardly being mature, so I’m not sure I understand why you say I’m the one that should ‘grow up’?


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+ guitarded77 on October 8th, 2012 at 1:04 pm said:

@ colstripcapn

Oh my… you are a loser. I said be happy with your poor man’s Halo sci-fi faulty physics jump shooter. When you’re done with it, you can play any number of clones like Section 8… Steam is packed full of them for $10 to $15. There, are you satisfied… or has the empowerment of anonymity on the internet made you feel like a big guy? Go play your game kid… enjoy it… my comment was never addressed to you, and you have no reason to defend the game on the interwebz. Like I said earlier… to each their own. I don’t care what you like/dislike, so stay out of my business troll.


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+ Diablos2525 on October 8th, 2012 at 1:23 pm said:

Machinarium and Testament of Sherlock Holmes…Sony just take my money!


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+ Diablos2525 on October 8th, 2012 at 1:29 pm said:

@91 @92 Completely agree, I would always buy over PSN if they had discounted price/midnight release/pre-download like Steam. You can do it Sony, the question is will corporate greed hold you from it? I think in the long-run you’d actually turn a larger profit but corporations tend to think in the short-term.


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+ LordKaiser00 on October 8th, 2012 at 1:49 pm said:

Once again no White Knight Chronicles II DLC or 1.02 patch.

So far Machinarium looks good.


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