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PlayStation Plus Update: Return To Rapture Free in BioShock 2

Morgan Haro's Avatar + Posted by Morgan Haro on Dec 03, 2012 // Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

It may be gift-giving season, but PlayStation Plus delivers gaming gifts all year round, and this week is no exception. While many of you might still be getting acquainted with the PS Vita Plus games, PS3 gamers can welcome BioShock 2 into their Instant Game Collection. Download it for free if you’re a Plus member when the PlayStation Store updates on Tuesday.

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December 4th PlayStation Plus Update

BioShock 2 (PS3)
Free for Plus members
Years after the events of the original BioShock, a monster has begun snatching little girls and bringing them back to the undersea city of Rapture. Players step into the boots of the most iconic denizen of Rapture (and recent star of PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale), the Big Daddy, as they travel through the decrepit and beautiful fallen city, chasing an unseen foe in search of answers.
Rockstar Games Collection Edition 1 (PS3)
10% off for PlayStation Plus members (Regular price: $59.99, PS Plus Price: $53.99)
An amazing value, this collection features Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City, L.A. Noire, and Midnight Club: Los Angeles Complete Edition. Plus members can enjoy a 10% discount on this new release to PSN.

Puddle (PS3 and PS Vita Versions)
50% off for PlayStation Plus members (PS3 Plus Price: $3.50 $5.00; PS Vita Plus Price: $2.80 $4.00)
Experience a brilliantly designed physics-based puzzle/platform game where you must guide a puddle of fluid to its target destination, not by moving the fluid, but by tilting the game world. It’s a unique twist on the puzzle genre and both PS3 and PS Vita versions are 50% off. Please note, this game is not cross-buy or cross-play enabled; so choose the best version for you, or if you’re a big fan, buy both!

We hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s update. Tune in next week where we’ll have another fantastic title to keep you gaming with PlayStation Plus. Head to the PlayStation Plus forums to continue the conversation and find other Plus fans, and make sure you make your voice heard in the comments below. As always, thanks for your feedback and we’ll see you next week!

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+ The_Dukenator on December 3rd, 2012 at 2:53 pm said:

@246 With GOTY being out in stores, I asked about it. Note #239

@249 I have both BioShock 1 & 2 on disc, just don’t own Batman AA or AC. But I had beaten all 4 games.


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+ SalamanderKnight on December 3rd, 2012 at 2:57 pm said:

I am pretty sure those copies that include Catwoman are only the GOTY copies, which is the one EU is not getting. I have to read the description though to make sure, but I am pretty sure I am right.


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+ SalamanderKnight on December 3rd, 2012 at 2:58 pm said:

NVM, I am wrong.


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+ SalamanderKnight on December 3rd, 2012 at 2:59 pm said:

I confused her with Harley Quinn, my bad guys.


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+ The_Dukenator on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:01 pm said:

Harely Quinn was part of GOTY and is available separately. EU didn’t get Batman AC GOTY till months after US did.


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+ The_Dukenator on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:03 pm said:

I remember when people complained that US got GOTY before EU, yet we’re complaining that Eu gets Batman AC for Plus and US doesn’t.


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+ SalamanderKnight on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:04 pm said:

I know she was part of the GOTY and I know EU got it on September…..Lol. All I am saying is that I confused the Catwoman and Harley Quinn DLC. That’s all.


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+ saab01 on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:04 pm said:

I am very disappointed to see Bioshock 2 added to the IGC I already have the game on disc and really don’t have any more use for it since now newer better games are available to play. It feels like I have been burned for 2 months now with getting only 1 game per month due to the fact that some of these games being offered I already have.

I am really regretting now purchasing another 2 years of plus. And most likely next week will not make up for this week or the last 2 months of offerings.


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+ capice2003 on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:06 pm said:

The best advice yet! what ever you all plan on dropping for the US trade dropz with the UK and then were set!


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+ Uraizen on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:07 pm said:

Vanquish, please? Maybe? No?


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+ smoothboarder540 on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:07 pm said:

Ok Morgan, I’m starting to understand how negativity is so unavoidable on these posts. I agree that Arkham City is better but I am a big fan of Bioshock 2. I just don’t understand how people can call it crap. Although most of those people don’t read into it enough to know that this is a weekly post and EU is monthly.
On a side note it is killing me seeing the liberation vita bundle under my tree that I have to wait for knowing all of the games I will instantly haven for it. Either way plus is definitely a really good deal. I hope we get another vita game soon.


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    + Morgan Haro on December 4th, 2012 at 8:55 am said:

    Whether someone likes a game or not is always a subjective thing. And whether someone has already played a game that was added to Plus is always going to differ from person to person. We’re continuing to look at how we can add more utility to Plus in case a free game update doesn’t resonate with someone. But this is a ways off. Bottomline; we will always be making improvements to Plus and it will only get better; but in the meantime, everyone’s feedback can help shape the future of Plus, so thanks to everyone for always making their voice heard here


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+ sab_krit on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:07 pm said:

@248 I am not saying Borderlands is an inferior game or for that reason I am not saying Bioshock 2 is also an inferior game. But at this juncture of time Bioshock 2 is inferior when compared to Arkham City cuz u can get Bioshock 2 for 9 bucks compared to Arkham City which is 29.99 bucks. I wouldn’t be complaining if xbox is arkham city for their subscribers when plus is giving bioshock 2 (xbox doesnt hv a instant game collection and free online thats why I like Playstation).

I am just complaining because even within playtation plus why EU is getting better deal than us. Its been not just this month it happened last month and month before and from july. Have a look at post 152. Being happy with what we get is different but I want the best deal, Even you can play games with PSP then why you want to buy PS Vita? because Vita is new. Likewise Bioshock 2 is a good game no doubt but Arkham City is new. Tell me something if you are asked to choose between PSP and PS Vita if both are of same price which one will you choose?


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+ Kchow23 on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:08 pm said:

Not a bad update, but this week doesn’t have anything compelling for me. Would be great if we could get some discounts on DLC for games that have been in the IGC or if we got some Plus discounts on some more PS Vita titles.


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+ The_Dukenator on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:10 pm said:

Are you all forgetting that BioShock 2 had a lot of DLCs including Minerva’s Den, which is single player only?


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+ AXE_420 on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:10 pm said:

Its funny how the replies stopped. Keep going guys! Maybe if we hit 500 negative comments it might be seen by someone who can actually do something about it.


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    + Morgan Haro on December 4th, 2012 at 8:56 am said:

    Sometimes I get bogged down with other things during the day, but I always make it a point to ensure I’ve combed through the lion’s share of comments.


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+ StrykerINF_1_23 on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:13 pm said:

Maybe the replies have stopped because its pointless. Doesn’t matter what gets offered, someone will always say they already have ____ game, can I please has this game _____.


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+ alvarorugam on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:13 pm said:

WTH, want a game like Batman Arkham City…. not Bioshock 2, too much shooters this days on the PS Plus program….

You should consider offer this games to us, we are waiting for Batman AC, Darksiders and much more


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+ Tech_Junk on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:14 pm said:

Booooo!! Another week Playstaion Plus update, another occasion to leave us wondering how come there’s such a disparity in quality between US and EU updates. Seriously disappointing… Bioshock 2?!? C’mon…..


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+ biggaveli19 on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:14 pm said:

so we get bioshock 2 without the dlc but EU gets batman and vanquish also on top of that they get the 12 day xmas deal which the 1st one was 33 percent off a 3 month plus but we get this? smh def not returning until we get some respect


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+ The_Dukenator on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:16 pm said:

@267 Note the previous comments about GOTY

@268 I’m tempted to get this changed to a monthly update.


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+ AXE_420 on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:17 pm said:

@ 266

I ment the replies from morgan.


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+ kingdomkiller3 on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:17 pm said:

Since now its free i hope to see more people on the multiplayer side. didst see much people when it first came out.


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+ The_Dukenator on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:19 pm said:

@269 Note one BioShock 2 DLC is free. We might get those deals, but its unknown.


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+ The_Dukenator on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:21 pm said:

@272 The multiplayer is a bit challenging since you have weapons and plasmids to deal with. There is a free MP dlc available. I have the game disc nearby.


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+ nolo451 on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:22 pm said:

@262, As far as why different regions getting different content, I’m sure there is a legitimate reason why that is happening. An example is licenses. Sometimes companies have agreements in place which specify what a publisher can do with a certain license to a game in certain countries. Like, say Ubisoft; They allow companies like Sony to give out (just making this up) Assasins Creed 2 for free in Europe, but not in the US. Sony CANNOT do anything about that, its out of their control. They can only offer what the developer says is ok to offer.

This is just ONE of many types of example going on in the background that we aren’t able to see and to continue to demand “better games” when we have no idea which games can/can’t be allowed to be “given away” is a bi dumb. Its like arguing over stuff that is literally out of anyone’s control, so why bother? I’m sure if they could, they would let us have the best games that they could get away with, but as I said, its dumb to try and say that they are somehow shafting us without fully knowing the details they know.


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+ Rani_XTREME on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:22 pm said:

Bioshock 2? This is it?

EURO
5th December: Batman: Arkham City (PS3)
5th December: LIMBO (PS3)
5th December: Vanquish (PS3)
12th December: Big Sky Infinity (PS Vita and PS3)
19th December: Mortal Kombat (PS Vita)
21st December: Knytt Underground (PS Vita and PS3)

F
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P
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I won’t renew mine.


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+ drGiggless on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:24 pm said:

US PS+ retail games since IGC started

Infamous 2
LittleBigPlanet 2
Saints Row 2
Just Cause 2
Warhammer 40000: Space Marines
Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One
Borderlands
Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition
Starhawk (single player campaign only) trolololololololololol
King of Fighters XIII – (NA exclusive)
Bioshock 2 – (NA exclusive)

EU PS+ retail games since IGC started

Infamous 2
LittleBigPlanet 2
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marines
Saints Row 2
Just Cause 2
Borderlands
Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition
Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One
Motorstorm Apocalypse – (EU exclusive)
Dead Space 2 – (EU exclusive)
Darksiders – (EU exclusive)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution – (EU exclusive)
Red Dead Redemption – (EU exclusive)
Bulletstorm – (EU exclusive)
Crysis 2 – (EU exclusive)
Batman: Arkham City – (EU exclusive)
Vanquish – (EU exclusive)

It’s not even a contest, Europe PS+ wins by a landslide!! I may have even missed some of the EU games because it’s hard to keep track of all the amazing games they’ve gotten. And that’s only the retail games, the PSN games they get are way better too. Keep this post alive so everyone can see how much us PS+ subscribers in North America are getting ripped off!


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+ Vince47 on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:25 pm said:

LOVE BIOSHOCK 2… PLAYED IT 10 TIMES OVER 3 YEARS,,,, HOW ABOUT SOME PLUS CHOICES OF 2 OR 3 GAMES ,,,QUIT GIVING ME ONLY GAMES I DONT WANT OR ALREADY HAVE….PPPPLLLLEEEEEZZZZZ GIVE US CHOICES,,,, HMMMMM.. MY LAST YEAR ON PLUS IS DIS ONE IF NO CHANGES


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+ The_Dukenator on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:26 pm said:

@276 Europe does monthly updates, while US does weekly updates


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+ The_Dukenator on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:29 pm said:

@278 This is just one week update.


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+ drGiggless on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:33 pm said:

+ The_Dukenator on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:29 pm said:

@278 This is just one week update.

While that may be true, we have never received more than 1 retail game in a single month while EU receives 2 every single month. All we have to look forward to for the rest of December is 3 crappy PSN games that are probably like 4 years old and have been discounted numerous times.


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+ maskedgrappler on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:37 pm said:

We’re aware this is one weekly update, it doesn’t matter when based on the last six months nobody has any confidence the rest of the weekly updates will be any better.

To be fair it’s not like this is the worst update ever, but did we honestly need yet another shooter?


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+ The_Dukenator on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:41 pm said:

@282 Every other game is a shooter.


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+ Bcrazyman on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:48 pm said:

hey MORGON? why is every 1 complaing about what we get!
these game sare free ! i never complain, I LOVE WHAT YOU BEING GIVING US PS+ MEMBERS!
I CANT WAIT FOR WHAT IS COMING NEXT WEEK!
I CANT WAIT TO TRY THIS GAME! MY NEPHEWS HAVE THIS GAME!
BUT I GET THIS FOR FREE! DONT HAVE TO BUY IT!
ALSO THE ROCKSTAR COLLECTION IS COMING TO PSN?
NEED TO KNOW THANKS!
I LOVE THE GAMES YOU HAVE BEEN GIVING US SINCE E3!
I NEED TO GET A BIGGER HARD DRIVE!
IM RENEWING MY PS+ FOR A 2 YEARS!
CANT WAIT FOR WHAT IS COMING TO PSN THIS MONTH!
KEEP UP THE GREAT JOB! IM PS+ MEMBER FOR LIFE!


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+ pinero24 on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:49 pm said:

hmmm a decent free game this month…..the world is going to end. all jokes aside its good to get a free game that i havent played yet or one i actually give a crap about


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+ Bcrazyman on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:51 pm said:

MORGON! ???? DO YOU KNOW IF WE ARE GETTING DIZCOUNTS FOR ANY THING ON PSN?
PS+ MEMBERS! NEED TO KNOW THANKS!
DO YOU KNOW ALSO ABOUT PRICES? FOR ANYTHING ON PSN?
NEED TO KNOW THANKS!


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+ DonkeyKongKilla on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:53 pm said:

I wont even be putting this in my game collection, excited for nothing, this game genre does me no justice -_-


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+ Otolap on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:55 pm said:

@275 Stop making theories (excuses), “No one” knows whats going on behind the PSN+ Curtain, but what is certain is that “PSN+ US” is getting month after month the worst deal, no excuse for that…

Pd. Pardon my poor English,


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+ nolo451 on December 3rd, 2012 at 4:01 pm said:

@288.

So no one is certain about anything, but what is certain is that they are getting better deals? That’s some sound logic you got there.

Ill quit making my “excuses” once people like you quit whining. How’s that?

So sad that this type of response dominates on here, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised when its probably made up of a bunch of kids/teens who think Sony is out to give them the shaft.


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+ Xx_Crisco_xX on December 3rd, 2012 at 4:02 pm said:

I would like to know how do you give out a game on discount for playstation plus ( Borderlands , Payday The Hiest ) , then you turn around and give the same game out for free down the road , not cool . I have been a subscriber for as long as it has been out , but I think I am about to drop this next month , especially when I see what EU is getting , compared to what we are getting , WEAK !


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+ The_Dukenator on December 3rd, 2012 at 4:04 pm said:

@290 Licensing. Its confusing unless you actually worked for those companies, best to forget about it.


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+ Kingdebane on December 3rd, 2012 at 4:06 pm said:

@Morgan – I strongly suggest you put “WEEKLY UPDATE” in the title going forward, but I got your back and appreciate everything that SCEA is trying to accomplish. Unfortunately a lot of these individuals don’t understand how things work in the corporate world, especially from region to region.

I sincerely hope that the majority of posters who are griping about the PS+ post today are not adults. The PS+ community needs to stop acting so malcontent, it really is appalling. It was made very clear that updates for PS+ would be switching to a weekly update format, as a matter of fact, we the community through a PS+ poll decided that we wanted the updates weekly instead of monthly. I swear there is no pleasing some of you. Japan and Hong Kong are in a much more unfavorable position and they don’t grouse like this. Also, there was a point where the NA region was getting much better games than the EU region, so please give SCEA a little breathing room.


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+ Kingdebane on December 3rd, 2012 at 4:06 pm said:

For those complaining about there being no PS Vita game(s) in this update, as mentioned by others you just got 6 free top tier games 2 weeks ago, you can’t expect Sony to cycle a new PS Vita (non PSP, PS1) game every week, there would be no games to offer in a short period of time if that were to happen. I would be more than gratified if they were able to cycle in 1 Vita platform specific game each month and a mix of 3 others (PSP, PS1, PSM). If you have such piety for SCEE then get an EU PS+ membership.


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+ goodguy_reuben on December 3rd, 2012 at 4:07 pm said:

Bioshock is one of my favorite games but I’ve never played Bioshock 2. I have no excuse now. Thanks.


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+ DeathGazer on December 3rd, 2012 at 4:07 pm said:

Europe is laughing at us. Literally. Go to the EU blog and see.

BioShock 2…WTF!!!


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+ Xx_Crisco_xX on December 3rd, 2012 at 4:09 pm said:

US PS+ retail PS3 games since IGC started

Infamous 2
LittleBigPlanet 2
Saints Row 2
Just Cause 2
Warhammer 40000: Space Marines
Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One
Borderlands
Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition
Starhawk (single player campaign only) trolololololololololol
King of Fighters XIII – (NA exclusive)
Bioshock 2 – (NA exclusive)

EU PS+ retail PS3 games since IGC started

Infamous 2
LittleBigPlanet 2
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marines
Saints Row 2
Just Cause 2
Borderlands
Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition
Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One
Motorstorm Apocalypse – (EU exclusive)
Dead Space 2 – (EU exclusive)
Darksiders – (EU exclusive)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution – (EU exclusive)
Red Dead Redemption – (EU exclusive)
Bulletstorm – (EU exclusive)
Crysis 2 – (EU exclusive)
Batman: Arkham City – (EU exclusive)
Vanquish – (EU exclusive)

It’s not even a contest, Europe PS+ wins by a landslide!! I may have even missed some of the EU games because it’s hard to keep track of all the amazing games they’ve gotten. And that’s only the retail games, the PSN games they get are way better too. Keep this post alive so everyone can see how much us PS+ subscribers in North America are getting ripped off!


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+ eblade1975 on December 3rd, 2012 at 4:10 pm said:

Dang another game I already own. I hope next weeks update gets a little better. Surprise me with a HUGE UPDATE for my birthday!!


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+ BBOOK77 on December 3rd, 2012 at 4:13 pm said:

well now……here we go again morgan…..EU gets by far quality updates than here in the NA……dont care that their updates are posted monthly… Here n the states we (america) spend billions n games yearly and im sure we buy the most games out of ANY COUNTRY. not bieng hateful but im sure that is the truth…Givn us a game from how many years ago….. dont get me wrong it is a AWESOME game…but now you see it in bargin bins for 9.98. WTF???? Europe gets arkham city. HMMMMM..


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+ bt1234567892010 on December 3rd, 2012 at 4:16 pm said:

so..Europe gets Arkham City, Limbo, and Vanquish…and we get Bioshock 2, come on Sony!

Don’t get me wrong, Bioshock 2 is a great game, but I would have loved to see Arkham City at the minimum, that, and I already own Bisoshock 2, I have for a really long time ^^;


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+ nolo451 on December 3rd, 2012 at 4:17 pm said:

@292

It really is an embarrassment the way so many people are acting on here, there is huge entitlement mentality going on here, it would not surprise me in the least if these people being so crass were younger than 15.

I feel bad for Morgan and the rest of the team to have to put up with childish threats and wants.

No matter what happens, there are always posters that will find something to be discontent with, week after week. With the way people comment on here, I would not be surprised if they stopped replying at all, I mean I wouldn’t blame them with so many disrespectful and ignorant comments on here.


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