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PlayStation Plus Update: RE5 Gold Edition Free for Plus, Portal 2 Discounted, More

Morgan Haro's Avatar + Posted by Morgan Haro on Nov 05, 2012 // Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

Oh hey, November. Almost didn’t see you there with all of your fall colors, national holidays, and general autumn revelry. While the temperature may be dropping, Plus is getting ready to deliver some great content. We’re happy to kick off this month with Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition, free for PlayStation Plus members! There’s more to discuss of course, so read on to get info on all the goods.

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November 6th PlayStation Plus Update

Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition

Free for Plus Members

This version of the original acclaimed Resident Evil 5 expands on the action-packed gameplay by including 2 extra episodes, one of which features Chris Redfield with series veteran Jill Valentine, along with extra costumes, content, and more. Of course it comes with the complete Resident Evil 5 story; playable solo, or via local or online co-op. If you haven’t tried one of the best Resident Evil titles this generation, now is your chance.

Portal 2

30% off for PlayStation Plus Members (Regular price: $19.99, PS Plus Price: $13.99)

One of 2011’s best titles and on multiple ‘Game of the Year’ lists, Portal 2 is coming to PSN and is coming in at a steal of a price for Plus members. Navigate ground breaking environment-based puzzles based on moving your character through a series of self-generated portals while experiencing the game’s outstanding story. This release also coincides with a patch for the game that enables PlayStation Move support as well!

Portal 2 In Motion

30% off for PlayStation Plus Members (Regular price: $9.99, PS Plus Price: $6.99)

So you wanted more Portal? PlayStation Move owners get the exclusive slice of cake with Portal 2 In Motion. The new addition to the series introduces new gameplay mechanics; including scaling and rotation of objects as well as portal surfing. These new abilities are all required as the player progresses through an increasingly challenging set of test chambers, but require new thinking to solve.

When Vikings Attack (Cross-Buy on PS Vita and PS3)

30% off for PlayStation Plus Members (Regular price: $9.99, PS Plus Price: $6.99)

Another PlayStation Network exclusive; this dynamic adventure features fast-paced battles pitting up to four co-operative players against the Viking hordes, and maniacally competitive “Versus” arenas where players can test their skills against friends. With online cross-platform play, and a certified Cross-Buy game where buying it on one device entitles you to downloading it on the other; Plus members will be getting the best deal on this one-of-a-kind PlayStation experience.
ABSOLUTE SUPERCARS (Only available in US)

20% off for PlayStation Plus Members (Regular price: $9.99, PS Plus Price: $7.99)

If you’re looking for an accessible racing game that still beats with the heart of some of the world’s audacious supercars, look no further. From Ferrari, to Pagani, to Aston Martin and McLaren, there’s a car for everyone and a series of stunning tracks to race them on.

It’s a jam-packed lineup this week, and there will be plenty more to come throughout the month. Before we go, let’s take a look back on some of the content we released in October and get your thoughts on what hit you the best.

What was your favorite PlayStation Plus content update from October?

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Check back next week where we’ll have a puzzling new addition to the Plus family. Until then, I’ll see you in the comments!

PlayStation Plus Update 11-5-2012

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+ Cyb3rfr34k-iso on November 5th, 2012 at 3:12 pm said:

i have a question…
what about day 1 digital release for november?!?
are you gonna put black ops 2 on the store for pre-order tomorrow???
or atleast at launch?!
yes, no?! Please answer!


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+ carlos7117 on November 5th, 2012 at 3:20 pm said:

damn the month we get PS Plus on the vita and i have to send in my vita to get fixed :(


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+ BG808s on November 5th, 2012 at 3:25 pm said:

Finally a new game I’m even remotely interested in playing for PS+! Hopefully that means we’ll also get some of the other EU freebies like Red dead redemption and Dead space II soon…

What was your favorite PlayStation Plus content update from October?
X – None of the above

This. Like others have said you should add a ‘none of the above’ option for the polls! I selected King of fighters only because it was the least uninteresting option in the poll, but I would have wanted to vote NONE.


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+ XxokdokyxX on November 5th, 2012 at 3:29 pm said:

Resident evil 5 OMG its stupid… everybody have this game come on sony give for us a good game not old games….. im crying this month is not my month…….. buaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!


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+ dodgedoors on November 5th, 2012 at 3:38 pm said:

@Morgan says: Check back next week where we’ll have a puzzling new addition to the Plus family. Until then, I’ll see you in the comments!

PlayStation Plus Update 11-5-2012

The wording makes me think that vita plus comes out next week and that either lumines or escape plan will be the first igc game for vita. I just am guessing because of the wording of “addition to the plus FAMILY” instead of IGC. and the game being puzzling ie lumines or escape plan.


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+ UnholyBahamut on November 5th, 2012 at 3:39 pm said:

So it finally happened…I’m now one of the guys to say I already bought the game (RE5Gold) that Ps+ is giving for free :( .
Anyway, enjoy the game, it’s pretty good.
One question, If you buy Portal 2 in PSN you still get the code for Steam or something?


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+ dodgedoors on November 5th, 2012 at 3:41 pm said:

if we’re lucky I’d really like dokuro , but would love escape plan. If it’s lumines I’ll just trade in my copy at gamestop.


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+ dodgedoors on November 5th, 2012 at 3:43 pm said:

@258 no Morgan answered and said It is a early retail promo or something and he doubts that offer will ever be included on games offered via PSN


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+ tusunami on November 5th, 2012 at 3:44 pm said:

Portal in motion & vikings will be what i’ll get, yah another Ps Vita game!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ UnholyBahamut on November 5th, 2012 at 4:03 pm said:

You know, most of us already own RE5. Actually I own every single RE game released on PSN.
I know you don’t have to, but it would be nice if somehow you return part of the price ($5 or so) for those who already own the game, so we can buy another game/dlc. That way people who already own the game don’t feel left out, and they can keep buying from day one with no regrets :)


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+ Sevyne on November 5th, 2012 at 4:03 pm said:

@259: Escape Plan would be a horrible start to Plus on Vita. I don’t say that because it’s a bad game (it’s an excellent game), but it was the digital top seller for almost the entire life of Vita so far and it still remains a big seller. Almost everyone with a Vita probably own it. That and that game’s file is HUUUUUUGE once you start getting the add-ons and you get the game up to date. A great game that they did a really poor job with patching. Their is no reason a game like that should take up as much space on a memory card as it does.


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+ TallCrowe on November 5th, 2012 at 4:09 pm said:

Resident Evil 5 was actually pretty good.


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+ FabuleuxMathieu on November 5th, 2012 at 4:24 pm said:

My vote for the poll:

“There was nothing in offered for PS+ members in October that I was interested in.”

I enjoy my PS+ and usually there is at least one thing each month that I get really excited, but October was a pretty dull month in my opinion. I’m looking forward to getting to play RE5 though! Thanks!


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+ PrinceofXIII on November 5th, 2012 at 4:26 pm said:

hell yeah RE5 Gold Edition FTW!


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+ Hayabusa85 on November 5th, 2012 at 4:28 pm said:

What is going on with this sudden US bias? First Dokuro (Coming this week at least) and now Absolute Supercars? One of the reasons I grew to like the PS3 over the 360 was that Sony treated it as North America instead of just the US and some afterthought markets sharing the border. So hoping this isn’t going to be a bad trend.

Take it no $1 Super Hang On is coming? Was the SEGA classic I was most looking forward to spending a whole $1 on =P

RE6 Anthology also wasn’t the best purchase I ever made I guess -_-


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+ KiddDisaster on November 5th, 2012 at 4:29 pm said:

Noice, looking forward to picking up Portal 2 and RE5 Gold Edition. The Bluray drive on my ps3 broke, my warranty ran out, and i lack the $200 to send it in and get it fixed so I haven’t been able to play any disc based games. Lucky enough for me that I can still play the games I’ve purchased via PSN Store.


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+ lyfestory on November 5th, 2012 at 4:33 pm said:

while this is another PS Plus update that offers me nothing i want, i do look forward to the Vita side of things.. keep up the great work…


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+ poolmav45 on November 5th, 2012 at 4:35 pm said:

WTG, a month late? lol This game would have been great to get during October.

Anyway, small potatoes! This is one of the best weekly updates so far. This already puts this month in the lead as the best so far since the switch to the “IGC!”

Thanks! Overall you’ve done a great job. Yes, a GREAT job.

I just had a feeling this was coming free this week. I would have put money on it if I could. Not that I condone gambling!

Cheer!!!


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+ franky_boyzz on November 5th, 2012 at 4:44 pm said:

IM A SAD GAMER NOW just buy RE6 ANTHOLOGY ….100 $$$$$$$ and now your given it away !! yeah laught at me now!!
And what do i do now with my vita got 99 bubble !!!! ONE LEFT one small bubble left !!!
im soooooo sad !!!!
ANYWAY …….ill buy EVERYTHING !!!:)


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+ TerraAshura on November 5th, 2012 at 4:56 pm said:

Free RE5? Epic. Also now considering Portal 2. Wasn’t even expecting it normally at $19.99, let alone $13.99.


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+ nateone18 on November 5th, 2012 at 5:10 pm said:

You should have a sale on all the Resident Evil games to Celebrate. I’d buy chronicles and all the old resident evil games in a heart beat.


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+ dustyjack_ on November 5th, 2012 at 5:14 pm said:

lol @ the whiners
I don’t know what people expect for $4 a month.


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+ Moofboy on November 5th, 2012 at 5:19 pm said:

Dear Morgan,
Again, I just ask you to be honest with us. A couple of weeks ago you made it quite well known that the new ps store was a mockup and DID NOT contain Resident Evil 5 Gold. Me, taking you at your word, decided to go out and buy the game for the Halloween time period since it was on sale at Newegg for $15.89. I feel very misled by you and am actually pretty upset. Correct me if I am wrong, but I do assume that your higher ups inform you on things to come. You were not at all vague with your words. You straight up claimed that it was not part of and there were no plans to bring it to plus (based on your replies to people). Please strongly consider how you phrase things since I am sure that other people actually base purchases on what you say.
Almost $16 lighter for no good reason at all,
Moofboy


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    + Morgan Haro on November 5th, 2012 at 5:32 pm said:

    Yeah I mentioned in an earlier response that this one took us by surprise as well in terms of how quickly it came together. (I was annoyed too). It was certainly not my intention to mislead you, so I do apologize and will work to make sure that we have as much insight into these things as possible. At the time, it was a unique case where I had to clear the air on the images for the new PlayStation Store but little did I know that there were gears in motion that were actually moving towards that end (free RE5).


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+ eljuamposo94 on November 5th, 2012 at 5:28 pm said:

finally!! RE5 GE … thanks!!!


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+ Busca-Cabezas on November 5th, 2012 at 5:34 pm said:

I’m excited for all those players who will for the very first time will play RE5, GOLD!!!! Very excite for those who already enjoyed it and are ready to experience it once again as well!!! (That’s me! Woot!) I must say I can’t wait for PS+ on the PSVita!!!!! Oh! Quick question… I had already played RE5 before and bought all the DLCs that actually make RE5 Gold… Will this new Digital version count as a new game(Trophies and Already Cleared Stages, etc) or will it join my previous saved game data from my original RE5 gameplay???

PS: Portal 2 at a discount? Hmmm… I think you guys got me there! I’m buying! :D


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+ aelurio1980 on November 5th, 2012 at 5:42 pm said:

Finally the psn+ for the vita will have or not?


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+ Moofboy on November 5th, 2012 at 5:43 pm said:

Thanks for the response. Still love PS+ of course! I just don’t want to waste money when I could buy other games if possible. I am sure you understand!


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+ dewadonuts on November 5th, 2012 at 5:46 pm said:

Yeeeeaaaaahhh
Uncle Morg with the RE5 hookup! Honestly I had given up hoping for it, made my night. Guess the backlog is going to have to be put on hold for a bit for some RE5 and maybe 6 if it like it enough.


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+ razorday on November 5th, 2012 at 5:52 pm said:

another great pick buy playstation plus looking forward to downloading res.5 and portal 2 i mean 30% off so buying it might try supercars tho looking forward to the future hopeing that an ac game comes or discount but for now good pick hope every one agrees with me


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+ ichigo-kushima on November 5th, 2012 at 6:14 pm said:

I remember seeing RE5 for free in a pic you guys had a while back about the new PlayStation Store redesign. I thought it was fake. You pulled a good one on me there, lol. Glad to have yet another free game in my arsenal. Plus, I am very happy with the PlayStation Store’s new look. Being a graphic designer myself, I can really appreciate all the effort you put into the redesign. Nice work.

Gonna download RE5 now :D


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+ ichigo-kushima on November 5th, 2012 at 6:16 pm said:

Sorry about the double post guys. I just forgot to ask something.

Is there any chance of seeing one of the Assassin’s Creed games on the Instant Game Collection any time soon? I have heard about how good these games are. But unfortunately, I have yet to play any of them.


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+ SpooNManX on November 5th, 2012 at 6:16 pm said:

Nothing for me again.
I knew the big Free game offering in June was going to be a fluke.

Is it me or does it just seem now that we are getting very little in the way of “free” games
since then? RE5 is old and I bought it for $5 on disc.

This also would have made a lot more sense BEFORE Halloween.

Is Qore or Pulse ever coming back?

I hate to say it, but the whole PSN experience from the killing of those shows
to the slow and buggy PSN Store “upgrade” to the Firmware update with Trophies slower to load and not keeping
track of the sorting order.

I would be happy if they would just add two very simple things to the PS3..

ALPHABETIZE GAME LISTING and SORTED DOWNLOAD LIST. Very simple and a lot of people are also asking for these, but we are ignored.


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+ DragonWolfJD on November 5th, 2012 at 6:29 pm said:

I hope there is more this month because RE5 is trash.


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+ RE_Player on November 5th, 2012 at 6:33 pm said:

STOP MAKING SUCH GREAT DEALS!! Seriously my wallet is hurting… Looks like I’ll finally buy Portal 2 with that fantastic price and I’ll also buy When Vikings Attack.


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+ TJF588 on November 5th, 2012 at 6:34 pm said:

*skipping six pages of comments*

Aw, no Super Hang-On to round out the SEGA Vintage Collection? Still, that a buck each for five titles, I’ve at least hit a wash with Monster World IV. Definitely better than Wonder Boy in Monster Land and its weird hourglass mess.

Good to see you guys pulled through on Resident Evil 5 or the US, after those new Store previews. Glad I already booted up the Full-Game Trial back when PS Home was clearing out its older spaces (had to grab those Wesker shades), so no massive download to nab it for my “Collection”.

PORT-HOLE DEUX!! Glad as I am to see price parity with its PC release (despite the latter having more content), I grabbed this at launch and have already platinum’d it. My own PS3 got bad textures on the disc some months ago, but I guess something got dusted off or fell into place since, ’cause it worked well enough today. Still, if there’re better loading times, I just might go for it, now or later.

That “In Motion” DLC is tempting me to look into a Move controller, though.

Otherwise, I’ll hold off on the other two. Still have to come to terms with how Derrick the Deathfin handles.


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+ TJF588 on November 5th, 2012 at 6:35 pm said:

As for the poll, I chose the “$1 SEGA Games”, with the Halloween Sale coming in behind. Already had KOFXIII from retail and Payday from its PLAY promo, and haven’t gotten into Blitz yet (though, as averse as I am to sports games, I’m willing to give Blitz a try). Day 1 Discounts are good (though I prefer them for PSN-based titles), and The Unfinished Swan’s early access was nice (though I wasn’t as blown away as I got by Journey; then again, hard bar to hit). The PSASBR beta? Good inclusion, but I’m more for finished products.


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+ Rtzon on November 5th, 2012 at 6:53 pm said:

Great update! I’ve been loving PS+ ever since I got it a month ago! :)

I have a question about Portal 2, though.

If you purchase Portal 2 through PSN, do you still receive it on Steam? Also, do you still get to play with PC/Mac players while playing on the PS3?

Thanks again!


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+ The_Dukenator on November 5th, 2012 at 6:58 pm said:

@285 Considering the controversy the game had, I’ve seen a lot worse games.


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+ kasamatzu on November 5th, 2012 at 7:20 pm said:

Great RE5! I have evaded this game since its release day because it’s not the RE how it used to be, I played the demo and don’t like it so now I have to play it again, the full version, thanks to sony! :) so…I’ll see how much I’ll be playing before I give up and by the way…Morgan not information about PSN+ for VITA yet I know you wrote “more news to share about it very soon” but is soon today or soon this week, thanks!


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+ x–TkA–x on November 5th, 2012 at 7:25 pm said:

Hi, i enjoy reading your blog every monday to see what’s coming out on ps+. Im going to get RE5 for sure first thing and start playing it! I think PS+ is so worth it, but tbh, it makes me scared to buy games unless it’s on sale in psn (figured that out after buying TWD)! Even though i haven’t beat a single level yet, i voted for Payday the heist because it’s a pretty cool game.. i just need to figure out how to not die.. seriously it’s like they send the entire army in to get you.

It’s cool you guys have a deal on portal 2.. maybe some folks want to play the co-op with me (i have no co-op tropies yet), so if anyone wants a co-op player add me to your friends list we’ll play some time. Just tell me why you’re adding me and we can get some trophies!


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+ ThatPolishBoy13 on November 5th, 2012 at 7:27 pm said:

Very impressive week really glad i joined ps+ back in mid August and i will be renewing my subscription in 2 weeks! Keep it up guys!


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+ x–TkA–x on November 5th, 2012 at 7:34 pm said:

The portal 2 DLC looks pretty good but i don’t have a navigation controller, and holding 1/2 the ps3 controller is kind of awkward… must look this week to see if i can find one used and cheap


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+ Khamakhazee on November 5th, 2012 at 7:35 pm said:

I think I might let my subscription expire. Most of the free games and games on sale are older titles. System updates can’t even be installed automatically either. I also used to have Netflix thinking it was a great bargain until you look at the selection and how old the actual movies are. The magic of the service is you think you’re getting a great bargain when in reality those games have long since expired and are no longer on peoples wanted lists. Now we get a new store interface and it’s slow and even more cumbersome than before.

Sony makes great hardware and they have even better games, however it’s the application end of it and the OS that severely lacks. I’ve even downloaded new demos that require an update and an install. Why? Why would they offer a demo only to have you go through hoops just to play the game? There’s just too many steps to do anything within the store.


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+ ps_n_blog_ac on November 5th, 2012 at 7:42 pm said:

like always you guys never let us down thanks :D


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+ SpiderrMonkey on November 5th, 2012 at 7:45 pm said:

When will The Crash and Spyro PS1 games arrive to the VITA? i bought these before the vita released and im getting impatient :(


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+ DazeOfWar on November 5th, 2012 at 7:46 pm said:

Well like many others I also will not participate in this poll. You have to add a didn’t like any option considering not everybody liked last months Plus. With you not doing that it makes it seem like everything was great when it wasn’t. This month has also started out with a dud.

I’m also wondering why Sony can’t compete with the killer deals Steam can get. I don’t even have to pay for a membership to get 75% off a game. What are they doing that you guys can’t seem to do? I I love my PS3 and Vita and use to really love Plus but that has been going downhill. Why don’t you work on getting games that many people may not have instead of the old huge games that millions of people have already bought.

I really hope the Vita Plus is something amazing.


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+ DazeOfWar on November 5th, 2012 at 7:51 pm said:

Also instead of updating the store, which was fine before, why don’t you put resources into giving us better options with our download list like many people have asked, an option to alphabetize our games we have installed instead of having to make folders to organize, or even an option to change the font color so you can see it with some of the themes that clash with the white.

I’ve made folders that are each letter of the alphabet but I’d love to be able to go into the folder and alphabetize the games in each folder.


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+ maiitb2 on November 5th, 2012 at 7:56 pm said:

Only one game for free? in the european store will give two games tomorrow Crysis 2 and Ratchet and Clank: All for One, i know that the last game we have it, but come! there are to many games in european store that we dont have it and will be so glad to have it, like darksiders, motors storm apocalipsys, dead space, deux human revolution, etc. and now whit this uptdate only have one single free game, so sad!


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+ Gmafz7 on November 5th, 2012 at 8:00 pm said:

Nice! I already played RE5 from a borrowed copy but owning a Grade A game is always welcome!
And now I have stumbled upon a dilemma:
I hate DLC with all my heart, I think it has detrimented gaming industry because of its focus on nickel and diming us gamers, but man Portal 2, is too good of a game and their developers are top notch with the community, oh, and that discount makes it even more tempting, might make an exception here but only because this may have the quality I deem valuable enough to pay more than full retail price on a game…


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+ FUS_RO_DAH-999 on November 5th, 2012 at 8:06 pm said:

Well this isnt very good.

I already had RE5 Gold……welp, thats week 1 of november wasted for me.

Gonna have to buy a PSN Card this week to get anything worth.


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