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PlayStation Plus Update: Solve a Quantum Conundrum Free with Plus

Morgan Haro's Avatar + Posted by Morgan Haro on Nov 12, 2012 // Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

Last week, we revealed that Resident Evil 5 would be free for PS Plus members. Now we’re welcoming Quantum Conundrum into the Instant Game Collection. It’s a ground-breaking title in its own right, so read on to learn a bit more about it, along with another great deal for Plus members. This update’s content will be in effect with the November 13th PS Store Update.

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November 13th PlayStation Plus Update

Quantum Conundrum

Free for Plus Members

Designed by Kim Swift (one of the original developers of the classic game Portal), Quantum Conundrum is an amazing first person puzzler which gives you the power to hop through different dimensions, manipulating the very physical traits of the world around you in real time on a quest to save your inventor Uncle, Professor Fitz Quadwrangle! Check out IGN’s video review of the game below to find out why Quantum Conundrum is super clever, a ton of fun, and definitely worth playing.

Machinarium

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

If you haven’t had the chance to play through this adventure, now might be the time. Machinarium is a point-and-click game that immerses you in a remarkable world to solve puzzles and complete your journey. Find out why it was awarded the Excellence in Visual Art award at the Independent Games Festival and download with tomorrow’s PlayStation Store Update.

There’s more exciting news for PS Plus right around the corner (hint: PS Vita owners, and to-be PS Vita owners will love it), so stay tuned to PlayStation.Blog for more exciting PS Plus content coming your way. Until then, I’ll see you in the comments!

11-13-2012 PlayStation Plus Update

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+ boomstickbhg on November 12th, 2012 at 10:41 am said:

One more mini rant.

Last week the big deal for plus (I dont count RE5, owned it since it was like 10$ for plus members a while ago, and it’s a really old game) was a deep discount on portal 2. Good discount, glad they’re coming back I hope.

But to give us a 12$ish deal for a ‘great’ puzzle game last week (I’m not a fan of puzzle games, and I tried and don’t enjoy portal, but I have no problem with other people loving them, I just didn’t find the fun part) and then this week our IGC game is… a puzzle game… really?

And of course not just any puzzle game, but one that people are repeatedly comparing directly to Portal.

So one week we get a discount on a puzzle game and the next week we get a very similar game in IGC…

Should we expect a completely puzzler themed month? Or is this just another example of bad timing/spacing of games and the lack of diversity we’re seeing in game type? (even when you change it to puzzler, you repeat yourself back to back weeks, not to mention last weeks IGC game is horror and shooter (and quite old)…. again.)


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+ Betorro on November 12th, 2012 at 10:41 am said:

@ItaChu Dude, you no are even plus member. Shut your hole.


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    + Morgan Haro on November 12th, 2012 at 3:04 pm said:

    easy there kind sir. feedback is feedback whether you’re a Plus member or potential member. Debate, don’t hate.


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+ DuoMaxwell007 on November 12th, 2012 at 10:43 am said:

for everyone whining/asking about PS VIta plus, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!!! lol they said it would come in November…. November isnt over yet…. when December hits and we still dont have it or no news THEN you can star tasking questions… until then wait til this month is up


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+ dark1725 on November 12th, 2012 at 10:44 am said:

hey sony your about to loos ps+ member if you keep this up


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+ dark1725 on November 12th, 2012 at 10:44 am said:

lose lol


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+ Kedaro on November 12th, 2012 at 10:45 am said:

I love the free plus content, full games and all, Sure i may have owned some of them, but the ones I didn’t were a great deal of refreshingly untapped content for me, I enjoy venturing outside my comfort zone, just because my favorite games in the world are Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls, that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy some free RE5 or LBP2 … or Quantum Conundrum which I’m extremely excited for, The woman and I are always trying to find those games we like to play together(usually quirky games such as portal2/katamari damacy, costume quest, pixeljunk’s entire library, plants vs zombies etc.), and had more fun with Portal 2 than anything in a long time. So because I haven’t bought Quantum Conundrum yet…. Sony is giving me and my wifey not only a game, but probably a few evenings of gaming time spent well, which some of us know, that when it includes our spouses, is priceless.


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+ memphisheat on November 12th, 2012 at 10:45 am said:

@Dark Funny, this was the best plus month in awhile. Keeping this up would be great im opinion, haha.


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+ TwinDad on November 12th, 2012 at 10:47 am said:

Fun choice in PS+ game of the “week”.

I would like to add a vote for more RPG games. I would also like to add a vote to PSP games for Vita.

The Library for Vita is not that vast. I think 30+ titles. I think selecting a PSP game or two would help in the spreading the wealth of Genre selection as well as help foster finding those rare gems that PS+ seems to be working on.


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+ tgpumpkin on November 12th, 2012 at 10:47 am said:

This is a pretty sweet drop. I’ve been eyeing Quantum for some time plus I like that it’s kid friendly. I know a lot of gamers are into Killzone, King of Fighters…ultra violent games and Plus has been reflective of that, but you have to give some love to those of us who are dads (moms too of course) who got little ones who can’t exactly play a game while you’re blowing off someone’s head off. By day I have to be playing Sly Cooper, Little Big Planet, and Jak. We have to be selective of those precious few hours at night as to what game we play.

I have my white Vita anxiously awaiting the release of plus. I do hope you include a PSP game. PSP still deserves some love now and then.


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+ Squiggle55 on November 12th, 2012 at 10:49 am said:

Thanks for the free game. I had fun with this demo too and it’s certainly a new genre so great choice.
Tempting discount on Machinarium too but I think that game will be great on the announced Vita version so I’m waiting for that.

Very excited about the Vita PS+ news. There aren’t many launch games I’m hoping to get for free, but there are many newer full retail Vita games that I’d love a big discount on. And I wouldn’t mind one bit if you gave us some PSP gems for free. It’d be a good way to give the RPG genre good representation in PS+. Random Suggestion: how about Puzzle Quest?


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+ OneBadWood on November 12th, 2012 at 10:49 am said:

@morgan

great reply to popawheelie, that answered my and other users questions! i do understand that some DB’s won’t accept your answer, but they are the reason you guys are waiting tell 100% before you share things. thanks again.

sidenote: i cant wait for blops 2! anyone fellow oregonians getting that game add me!


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+ duke301 on November 12th, 2012 at 10:52 am said:

All I know is that if that Plus content for Vita that I am supposed to love is going to be Little Deviants, then I am going to be pretty angry!


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+ DeathGazer on November 12th, 2012 at 10:53 am said:

This is the puzzle game I was hoping for. Thanks Morgan!


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+ dark1725 on November 12th, 2012 at 10:53 am said:

ok based on op im funny but lets count how many more are sadden by the corp loses and game quality and management provided by sony the passed 4 month with the exception of very few games worth the publics time


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+ OneBadWood on November 12th, 2012 at 10:58 am said:

@morgan

i hate to nitpick you, i am cuz you said i may have misunderstood you. here is your comment last week

“Plus on PS Vita content will be wrapped into this post as well and we’ll have more news to share about it very soon =)”


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    + Morgan Haro on November 12th, 2012 at 12:23 pm said:

    yep; and nowhere in that quote do I specify when it would actually be wrapped into the Plus posts.


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+ dark1725 on November 12th, 2012 at 10:59 am said:

morgan how about a explanation to why specificlly you cant tell us any info


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+ Kedaro on November 12th, 2012 at 11:01 am said:

People complaining about the plus content, need to take into consideration… the following factors.

1.It’s optional, Sony never forces you to pay $50 for a year.(to chat with friends and play online)
note: unlike the competition, that does.
2.For that $50, Playstation is willing to devote themselves to offering up free content, and strike deals with third parties to offer killer deals or discounts, and free full games.
note: not an afterthought to a pre-defined fee of $50, moreover a directive.
3.my neighbor is here to use my computer so i’ll finish this later…


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+ dark1725 on November 12th, 2012 at 11:01 am said:

don’t be a politician and play head games with paying consumers


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+ AmericanNinja1 on November 12th, 2012 at 11:02 am said:

Morgan, You guys keep saying the will be new PS Plus Vita info “soon”, if new info isn’t going to be posted in a few minutes or hours then say it will be posted in a few days and/or weeks. It’s kind of leading people to believe that info will be posted that day when you say “soon”.


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+ ALARM-cIock on November 12th, 2012 at 11:03 am said:

This has been such a great month for US Plus!


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+ boomstickbhg on November 12th, 2012 at 11:03 am said:

@kid whatever your name is.

Yes I’ve had plus since it started, half the reason (and I’ve always said this) that I bought it was for Qore. Most of what I like about plus (Qore, free themes, ps1 games, deep discounts on games to own, etc…) are now gone.

I don’t care about getting rental games, I didn’t sign up for plus to have a rental service, that’s what blockbuster and those kinda stores are for.

I didn’t read the rest of your post because anyone who starts by calilng me a liar isn’t worth reading.

I will say it’s pretty arrogant of you to claim to speak for all long time plus members. “Never” want to go back… lol!!!

Most of the older plus members I talk to, see post here and on other sites, etc… prefer the old style, no matter how many RENTAL games we get now.


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+ dark1725 on November 12th, 2012 at 11:04 am said:

been there done that and remember were talking about sony not a small town book store


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+ DCS-Tekken on November 12th, 2012 at 11:07 am said:

How about we Plus members get the NEW Tekken Tag 2 game as a free PLUS download since it’s coming to the PS Store as of tomarrow they say!

That make a GREAT PLUS game!


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+ boomstickbhg on November 12th, 2012 at 11:08 am said:

Oh in case some people don’t realize.

One of the reasons we’re so eager for Vita info? There’s a few games, especially recently that I and others would certainly want to buy (plus more coming out).

But right now I’m not buying anything Vita related because we have no clue what Vita Plus will be, free games? Discounts? So until they give us solid information, it’s just hurting the Vita sales right now.

Just like I no longer buy most games that go on sale on the PSN since very very often those same games end up in the IGC within weeks and we feel ripped off. (although yes I prefer to own them vs rental).


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+ Satnamji on November 12th, 2012 at 11:08 am said:

I second what #107 said: though I like seeing family friendly puzzlers like Quantum Conundrum, it would be nice to finally get a great RPG in the IGC.

What’s this? Mass Effect 1 is coming out Dec. 4? Sounds like a great opportunity to push sales of ME2 and ME3 and all their DLC by offering ME1 for free (hint, hint).


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+ dark1725 on November 12th, 2012 at 11:13 am said:

#123 i would have to agree


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+ memphisheat on November 12th, 2012 at 11:17 am said:

Too bad Demon’s Souls isn’t on the psn store. That would also be a great rpg to give away. Also, last Christmas was when the first full PS3 game was given on Plus. Any chance for another surprise like that? Coughcoughafullmonth of fullPS3 gamescoughcough


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+ memphisheat on November 12th, 2012 at 11:18 am said:

I vote if so, Mirrors Edge and Twisted Metal for 2 of them.


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+ NickMulder on November 12th, 2012 at 11:21 am said:

Literally LOL’d at “(yay for more vague timeframe terms!)” BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA too funny :p


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+ NEXUSPRIME007 on November 12th, 2012 at 11:25 am said:

I’ve been wanting to try Quantum Conundrum out. Might as well start downloading the demo now so I can be ready to download the key tommorow.


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+ alexave_q on November 12th, 2012 at 11:25 am said:

I love how PS Plus mixes AAA titles, such as resident evil 5 and infamous, with some other “small” games, that otherwise you wouldn’t check.


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+ Squiggle55 on November 12th, 2012 at 11:30 am said:

Duke301′s words in post 111 couldn’t be truer. If by any chance Little Deviants is the highlight of the announcement for PS+ on the Vita that’d be a mighty disappointment.


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+ God-Of-Lyf on November 12th, 2012 at 11:31 am said:

We LOVE Portal and I had no idea that this game was similar. Looking forward to trying it out then!!!


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+ WICKEDGHOST187 on November 12th, 2012 at 11:46 am said:

Morgan can we please have the new GTA V trailer on the PSN when it comes out. and when will we be getting San Andreas they said on ign theat we will get it but don’t know when can you please help me out


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+ MidnightPhenix on November 12th, 2012 at 11:51 am said:

Quantum Conundrum. Wow this is really good surprise.
Please package one for me!


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+ Alxpowrs on November 12th, 2012 at 11:51 am said:

Still waiting for the Vita update :l


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+ Squiggle55 on November 12th, 2012 at 11:55 am said:

The more I think about it the more I’m hoping for a wide range of discounts on lots of Vita and PSP content. I loved the Halloween sale.


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+ MidnightPhenix on November 12th, 2012 at 11:55 am said:

Everyone wait for vita plus :|


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+ soulzonik on November 12th, 2012 at 11:58 am said:

Thank you so much for this addition! I was planning to buy this game. I was waiting for a discount and now I’m going to receive it for free. Unbelievable. Thanks again.


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+ glassmusic on November 12th, 2012 at 12:00 pm said:

This is awesome!!! Great free game guys. I certainly won’t be buying Mechanarium on yet *another* platform though. That game is amazing but I’ve paid for it several times already.


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+ glassmusic on November 12th, 2012 at 12:04 pm said:

Not at all a jab, but it seems like the assignment for the composer of this trailer was “make it kind of like an instrumental Mr Blue Sky, but even happier.” If that’s what they were going for, they succeeded. :)


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+ PlatinumGuns on November 12th, 2012 at 12:07 pm said:

Really nice update. PS Plus in November has been pretty great so far. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for Vita owners!


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+ neversawthestars on November 12th, 2012 at 12:09 pm said:

Hey Playstation just wanted to say how happy I’ve been with plus over the almost 3 years come june. Plus has given me so much since then and the service has really started to shine.

I do hope you guys dont repeat the same mistakes with the service for Vita before you had retooled with the IGC. What I mean mostly is the repeat titles that showed up every 8 months to a year in service. SPYRO series im looking at you.

Use clever and unique titles in place where you cant get a blockbuster or full title game on Vita like your doing with Plus now. You have to highlight the service as a great investment and not a grab bag of fair to poor titles that may or may not be better month to month. Maybe 1 full release title every 3-4 months even.

You have a very big chance to bolster your plus base these first 3 months especially with the game critics ready to pounce and dismiss away your earned reputation and good will with the service thus far since IGC. I’ll always be a fan and support your cause as long as you give me a reason to. Thank you for giving us the very best in gaming and consoles since 1995!


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+ JuggaloMemnoch on November 12th, 2012 at 12:12 pm said:

Alright so I’m going to be getting a Vita somewhat soon :D
What I’d like to know is will I be able to start “Collecting” games from PS+ through my PS3 Storefront via the Vita channel or do they have to be accessed from a Vita Storefront?
I’m not sure how soon I’ll be getting one and I don’t want to miss out on anything the Vita PS+ is going to offer


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+ Asphaltum on November 12th, 2012 at 12:16 pm said:

@Morgan

Will the Legacy of Kain games ever be playable on the Vita?


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+ USCCM on November 12th, 2012 at 12:17 pm said:

Yay! IKE!

Great game selection, Morgan!

I’m officially back to being a happy US PS+ camper.

Though I do agree with some commenters. We can use some JRPGs in the mix. Don’t mind if it’s PSOne. You know I’ve been asking for Wild A.R.M.S for like, forever. But Legend of Dragoon is cool too. Breath of Fire IV. Parasite Eve. Chrono Cross.

On that note, there are some great JRPGs on the PS2 that we have yet to see on the store. Shadow Hearts, FFX and FFXII and FFXII-2. Wild A.R.M.S. 3.


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+ vanwinkle on November 12th, 2012 at 12:19 pm said:

Awesome job with getting Quantum Conundrum, but man is it disappointing to see another week go by without Vita’s PS Plus.


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+ USCCM on November 12th, 2012 at 12:19 pm said:

Oh, and just to chip in more pressure to you… PS+ for Vita!!!!! Launch it already!!! :P


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+ DazeOfWar on November 12th, 2012 at 12:20 pm said:

Well looks like another game I already own so another crappy week of Plus. Well one more game to go for the month and I really hope it’s something good cause everything in the last 2 months has been garbage or I already own.

Also you need to get on with the Vita Plus. Telling us November gets us all thinking the beginning of the month. I have a feeling we won’t see it or any news till the last week of November. Just like the PSOne fiasco when we were told summer and than it ends up being almost the last day of summer.

The way Sony runs everything has really been pushing me away from them. It’s one reason I mainly play on my PC now. I’ve loaded up on more digital games from Steam for the less money than I have ever done for any console.


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+ DazeOfWar on November 12th, 2012 at 12:25 pm said:

@boomstick: Plus games have always been rental style. I’ve also been a Plus member since Day one and did enjoy the old style better but games were never ours to keep. We did have a few but not all of them.


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