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PlayStation Plus Update: Anomaly Warzone Earth Free for Members

Morgan Haro's Avatar + Posted by Morgan Haro on Dec 17, 2012 // Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

There’s a lot to love with PlayStation Plus in December. Perhaps you’ve already thought of what a great gift a PS Plus membership makes for your fellow PS3 gamer. Or maybe you’ve been diving into the games in the Instant Game Collection with new additions like BioShock 2, Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, and Rochard. Either way, you’ve got more great content on the way with this week’s addition: Anomaly Warzone Earth! You’ll also find some amazing holiday deals on games that you might have missed. Read on to find out more.

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December 18th PlayStation Plus Update

Anomaly: Warzone Earth

Anomaly Warzone Earth (PS3)

Free for Plus members

Anomaly Warzone Earth is an extraordinary mixture of action and strategy in a reversed tower defense formula. Call it tower offense, if that’s a bit easier. The game tasks you with saving a near-future Earth from an alien onslaught. The invaders have captured world’s major cities, building huge turrets that destroy everything in their path. It’s up to you to lead an armor squad through the streets of cities like Baghdad and Tokyo, planning the route and strategically choosing which units to deploy in order to crush the opposition. Download it today and experience this fantastic twist on strategy gaming.

Holiday Essentials Sale

Various discounts for Plus members


You may have seen the announcement already, but this week marks the first week of the PSN Holiday Sale! You can check out the full announcement here, but here’s the breakdown of all the games that you’ll be able to get an amazing sale price on for this week:

Game Normal Price PSN Sale Price Plus Sale Price
Catherine $39.99 $27.99 $19.60
Counter Strike Global Offensive $14.99 $10.49 $7.35
Dyad $14.99 $10.49 $7.35
Escape Plan $14.99 $10.49 $7.35
I am Alive $14.99 $10.49 $7.35
LittleBigPlanet 2 $19.99 $13.99 $0.00
LittleBigPlanet PS Vita $35.99 $24.99 $17.49
M:tG Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 $9.99 $6.99 $4.90
NHL 13 $59.99 $41.99 $29.40
Rayman Origins $19.99 $13.99 $9.80
Rayman Origins PS Vita $29.99 $20.99 $14.70
Resident Evil 4 $19.99 $13.99 $9.80
Retro/Grade $9.99 $6.99 $4.90
Street Fighter: Third Strike Online Edition $14.99 $10.49 $7.35

SEGA Holiday Sale

Various discounts for Plus members


Our friends at SEGA are also bringing more great games to all of PSN at some truly great prices to celebrate the holidays as well. Just like the PSN Holiday Sale, all PSN gamers get to enjoy some price breaks here, but Plus members get the best deals on the following content:

Game Normal Price PSN Sale Price Plus Sale Price
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown (Game Only) $14.99 $9.99 $6.99
SEGA HERITAGE COLLECTION (BUNDLE) $36.95 $19.99 $14.99
Sonic 4: Ep1 & 2 Full game Bundle $24.98 $14.99 $11.99
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 $14.99 $9.99 $7.49
Hell Yeah Full game $14.99 $9.99 $5.99
Hell Yeah DLC Pimp My Rabbit Pack $2.99 $1.99 $1.00
Hell Yeah DLC The Virtual Rabbit Mission $4.99 $2.99 $1.50
After Burner Climax $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Crazy Taxi $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Daytona USA $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Crush, PSP $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Sonic Rivals, PSP $9.99 $6.99 $4.89
Sonic Rivals 2, PSP $9.99 $6.99 $4.89

That’s it for this week’s update, and remember that the above updates will be in effect once the PlayStation Store updates tomorrow. See you next week for more on PlayStation Plus!

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While we definitely want you to let us know your thoughts in the comments below, make sure you’re digging in to the PlayStation Community Forums in the Plus space where you’ll find great new information and perspectives from your fellow gamer. Enjoy the update, and see you in the comments.

PlayStation Plus Update 12-17-2012

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+ BlueBl1zzard on December 17th, 2012 at 11:07 am said:

This is supposed to be a season of giving and PS Plus sure is “giving” us a lot of free stuff, so I can’t see why people are still so upset. Get some holiday cheer people


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+ Excalibur0123 on December 17th, 2012 at 11:08 am said:

Hmm interesting, Hey Morgan are there any Instant Games leaving our collection next week? I’m hoping we can get some more games that way I can make my downloads list extremely long. Any chance we will see Arkham City or Red Dead Redemption on the instant game collection any time soon.

I’m glad I got PS+ because now I really have new game even though I don’t know I do :P


103

+ Neadysamurai on December 17th, 2012 at 11:09 am said:

Blah! Im glad to have plus and get the occasional good game free but I figured Christmas month there would be some big name games or some classic game of the year editions. Also giving away free dlc to games would be a cool addon.


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+ alexus80s on December 17th, 2012 at 11:11 am said:

nothing worhty for me:

1-free psn game: not interested
2-50% sales: already have them bought at normal price on release (psvita games)
3-no dlc sales

conclusion: 3 week of regret in a row,but still 10 months ahead :)


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+ boomstickbhg on December 17th, 2012 at 11:12 am said:

WOW!

You added a holiday sale and it’s sooooo bad, that the number of “nothing for me this week’ jumped up from about 40% to currently over 50%

Can you people not understand/see/read that you’re doing a terrible job with plus and sales?

And that’s not even comparing to the EU, if we did that our heads would expload (how many full, recent ps3 games have they had 50% or more off so far for their xmas sale? We get catherine at 20$ for the 2nd or 3rd time this year?????)

Stop redoing the same sales over and over. Stop giving us mediocre PSN and really old (for this gen) PS3 rental games. Give us a sale worth spending money on. At the very least make it look like you’re trying.

over 50% with nothing wanted during your holiday sale…. that’s not good, maybe for once you’ll actually admit there’s a problem instead of the usual PR lies: “greet stuff coming/next week” and “most people like the new plus”.

There is now public statistics to show those statements aren’t how the community feels.


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    + Morgan Haro on December 17th, 2012 at 11:52 am said:

    Yep, the poll is a valuable tool and we always make sure to use it when we’re looking at the big picture. Thanks for the feedback boomstick!


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+ Ryumoau on December 17th, 2012 at 11:12 am said:

@97 i don’t remember anyone asking for a $5 psn RTS. People have asked for RPGs and we still haven’t gotten one of those (aside from the psp FFT game).


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+ ChaseHammerJ on December 17th, 2012 at 11:13 am said:

sigh…will you guys ever get it? *smh*


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+ nolo451 on December 17th, 2012 at 11:13 am said:

lol @ the comments saying, “Give us certain games or else.”

LOFL, Do you realize how funny that sounds? I’m sure those that work for SCEA are trembling in their shoes with your threats.


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+ Robbie_G_lrish on December 17th, 2012 at 11:14 am said:

@ FriedConsole

Hahaha! Thanks, that was the best comment that I’ve seen in a while.


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+ purse317 on December 17th, 2012 at 11:14 am said:

Well another week of “nothing for me”. Hopefully they’ll listen this time. Oh who am I kidding they didn’t read the responses last time and didn’t we just get a tower defense game a few weeks ago who’s planning this


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    + Morgan Haro on December 17th, 2012 at 11:38 am said:

    Updates for Plus content are planned weeks, if not months in advance. Getting feedback to the team is a gradual process, so never think that we’re not listening to the feedback. It just takes time and analysis; thanks for voting though!


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+ KrisButtar on December 17th, 2012 at 11:15 am said:

voted for the PSN holiday sale, nothing im interested in but those are some good deals, maybe nexts week will have something i want

does magic 2013 work on vita?


112

+ XiaGou11 on December 17th, 2012 at 11:16 am said:

I was wating something for the vita…. I wait free games next week


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+ RedRingODeath360 on December 17th, 2012 at 11:17 am said:

Until morgan zero gets fired I see USA ps+ not changing at all. They should just post what we’ll get the whole month of ps+ like EU, but instead morgan feeds us this BS and says oh wait til next week you guys will love what we’re adding to the IGC but his head is up sony’s a$$ that he praises every pos they give out. I don’t know what goes on at sony but how hard is it to give out equal content for USA and Europe? Glad I picked up Little Big Planet vita and PS Allstars Battle Royale while they were on sale for $20 each, way better than a digital version imo.


114

+ Nergil on December 17th, 2012 at 11:17 am said:

So few positive comments for Morgan to reply to.


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+ DanteMerfi on December 17th, 2012 at 11:17 am said:

Really? I thought December was going to be a huge month. No offense, but this week’s update was pathetic.


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+ Ryumoau on December 17th, 2012 at 11:18 am said:

I’m surprised the ‘Nothing for me’ choice is number one in the poll. I thought for sure at least the Holiday Sale would be more interesting to people. I voted for it. I think its a good concept, though i’m not interested in the first week’s lineup. I’m hoping week 2 or 3 has Vita games in it.


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+ Ryumoau on December 17th, 2012 at 11:19 am said:

@112 why do you care, you don’t even have Plus.


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+ Recon19D3 on December 17th, 2012 at 11:20 am said:

A tablet/phone game? And not even part of Playstation Mobile? Really? LOL. I’m not even upset at this point because this is beyond hilarious now.

I don’t blame Morgan for this, he’s just the messenger. But I’m not sure how the sender of the message still has a job.

Guess it doesn’t matter really. Because now I can bring my PS3 to work and play Anomaly Warzone Earth and leave that bulky tablet at home. Finally.


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+ zGrandpaGamer on December 17th, 2012 at 11:21 am said:

#100 what?Take a look at Plus in Europe and then say to have holiday cheer why is it that people still defend Plus in EU i do not understand.


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+ blakseed on December 17th, 2012 at 11:21 am said:

@38

PS3 for 3 bucks? That’s way to much. Why should I spend 3 bucks on it when they might give it away the next week for freeeeeeee?! I’m not the type buy the things I want you know?


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+ AdamMadman on December 17th, 2012 at 11:24 am said:

Morgan, something to take note of here. The only time posts on PSBlog get down-voted to a rating below 2 out of 5 are when Activision comes here and makes half-hearted posts regarding Call of Duty while ignoring their mutually exclusive disdain of the PS audience with Microsoft.

We often times up-vote en masse a post to 4+ out of 5, simply because something in the post is cool. Rarely does a post from the PSBlog team get downvoted so low. Please use this as a gauge for how poorly you and your team are doing with PS+.

At some point, the argument of bang for your buck won’t hold, and you’ll actually have to start delivering on the hype you create. I recall at one point 2 weeks back, you said “Watch for next Monday’s post…It’s gon be good!”, and it was met with a 45% response of “Nothing for me this week”.


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+ darthcarnage3483 on December 17th, 2012 at 11:25 am said:

I had a good idea at least I think it is a good idea. How about giving PS+ users (PS3 and vita) a choice of like 1 out of 3 games each week for the IGC. The 3 games would be like tier 2 or 3 games. tier 1 would be games such as AC3, NFSMW etc etc. So tier 2 or 3 games would be ones such as catherine or ultimate marvel vs capcom 3 and games like that. Instead of 3-4 year old games or the cheap 5 dollar PSN games for free. That would allow SCEA a chance to see what its users prefer in games for PS+ free games and discounts.


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+ ocray on December 17th, 2012 at 11:27 am said:

what do you guys expect from Morgan not to lie ‘waterboy’ is just doing his job.


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+ KidCommando on December 17th, 2012 at 11:28 am said:

My goodness, I almost feel ashamed to call myself a gamer reading the crap on here from dim people and their STUPID expectations.

Stop comparing EU, Japan, and US. They are different territories and it NEVER was advertised they would be similar…..those are your own stupid expectations that materialized out of nothing.

Where does it say these territories would have similar content before you signed up to your Plus membership???


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+ castonph on December 17th, 2012 at 11:30 am said:

Not sure if Anomaly will be any good for me or not, I generally like tower defense though…a twist might be nice.

Thank you!


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+ Nergil on December 17th, 2012 at 11:31 am said:

Seriously though…giving us an update for the whole month would probably give people less reason to complain….this weekly update thing seems to be a bust…people perceive one not so great game as a failure, but if you list them all for the month it seems more impressive. Yes it’s the same thing, but I think you’d see a more positive attitude in the longrun.

This month on PS+:
Bioshock 2
Rochard
SSIV Arcade Edition
Anomaly Warzone
….TBA

just looks better than
Anomaly Warzone free this week.


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    + Morgan Haro on December 17th, 2012 at 11:45 am said:

    i share that opinion myself. We’re looking at the logistics that come with that, but yeah, I think that while every weekly update can’t resonate with everyone, showing it all upfront monthly will help present the offerings a bit better so that folks get a better feel of what’s in store for them. We’re doing some planning on this now, but there’s no guarantee that we can move to that format just yet.


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+ KingBlade82 on December 17th, 2012 at 11:33 am said:

we really should do a vote on what to pursue but its not gonna happen :( i play first person shooters,rpgs,and adventure games like 3D sonics,uncharted etc. (no free uncharted ud have to hate playstation to not own them by now lol) any game that isnt these im at least mildy dissapointed some i like but im am sick of fighting games unless ur giving DBZ was a huge fan as a kid but kind of skipped over all of them since ps2, and all the psn platformers make me fall asleep just saying lol


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+ iggypop123 on December 17th, 2012 at 11:34 am said:

I’m counting the days till this membership is over. What a waste. If I can find it cheap on ebay I’ll be dam sure to get it in a EU account. Keep voting for nothing, we gotta get that liar Morgan fired. Its one thing to deliver content as a messenger, its another for the messenger to promise amazing things and its just lies. His credibility with gamers is pretty damn low as it should be.
any predictions on what $1 bin game we get next?


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+ unstablefears on December 17th, 2012 at 11:35 am said:

I hope the next couple weeks are better. :(. I’ve been a PS+ member since the beginning and these last couple months have been a bit disappointing. Hopefully in 2013 that changes!


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    + Morgan Haro on December 17th, 2012 at 11:42 am said:

    We’ll have more updates to the Vita’s lineup later this month; as well as some great additions to the Holiday Sale as well! As far as 2013 goes though, we’re always looking to add more value to the Plus service. We’ve come a long way, and while every update can’t be everything to everyone, there’s plenty to be excited for with Plus in 2013 =) Thanks for the feedback!


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+ Recon19D3 on December 17th, 2012 at 11:36 am said:

@ 126 It’s not a $1 game. You can get it for $3.99 on Google Play. Lets be fair now.


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+ vongruetz on December 17th, 2012 at 11:37 am said:

@snakeeyes211

You’re right, I don’t own many of these games. That’s why this is so great for me. I didn’t buy a lot of games in the past, but after joining Plus, I find I am picking up games more often. Not just the freebies, but when games are a good bargain, I will pick them up. So I’m playing games that I never would have before, and games that I would never have paid for. I never would have bought NFL Blitz, but when I got it for free, I discovered I really like it. It all adds up to I’m using my PS3 a lot more than I used to (and Sony is still getting more money out of me than they used to).


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+ RulitoCR on December 17th, 2012 at 11:41 am said:

I don’t know wht, but I love the “Defend the Tower” games… so Plus update is good!! But the real thing this week is the PSN Holiday Sale!! Counter Strike, I am Alive and (maybe) Catherine will join my collection!!


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+ invalidts2 on December 17th, 2012 at 11:42 am said:

Yet, another terrible update for plus….,

maybe next week i will see a $60 dollar game or 2 on there for free,

i mean how often do you see a PS Plus update on Christmas!?.


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+ wadej_93 on December 17th, 2012 at 11:43 am said:

Just a tower defense game? I’m so jealous of Europe’s PS Plus. I always get my hopes up every time there is a PS Plus update, after I see how awesome Europe’s was. But, I’m consistently let down. I still think PS Plus is worth $50 and will buy it again, though. I just wish we would get better stuff rather than a semi-good PSN game, and a sale that has so-so games for a so-so prices.


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+ Rainwater on December 17th, 2012 at 11:44 am said:

Why isn’t Anomaly Warzone Vita compatible? It runs on other mobile platforms.


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+ joelda23 on December 17th, 2012 at 11:44 am said:

Another crappy update. Morgan are you in charge of the PS+? If so you are doing a horrible job. I will be getting a EU PS+ next time. A game none one is interested on.


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+ joelda23 on December 17th, 2012 at 11:46 am said:

Morgan always says better stuff next month. If he means pile of poop then is okay, but these games are not interesting me one bit.


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+ KidCommando on December 17th, 2012 at 11:48 am said:

@iggypop

Maybe you should keep YOUR expectations in check. You can’t really blame Morgan for your lack of reading comprehension skills.

Before Morgan came to the Blog we would get ZERO answers and ZERO replies to comments. He does a great job. It is your own fault for taking “we have some great things in store next month” TO = “You will be getting everything EU gets and everything else you want is yours.”

You are taking a GENERAL comment and expecting too much from it.

I am also counting the days to when your sub expires so we don’t have to read your delusional expectations.

WE GOT: Bioshock 2, Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition, Rochard and now Anomaly Earth. The month isn’t even over yet but apparently it is YOUR time of the month. *wink wink .


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+ alexus80s on December 17th, 2012 at 11:48 am said:

DLC sales please


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+ Hayterfan on December 17th, 2012 at 11:49 am said:

Neat, been wanting to get Rayman for awhile


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+ PainOfSarrow on December 17th, 2012 at 11:49 am said:

LOL at FriedConsole comment. hahahaaa


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+ Nergil on December 17th, 2012 at 11:52 am said:

@136 kidcommando

Too bad Married with Children went off the air…they would’ve snatched you up as a writer in an instant.


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+ Ashilyn on December 17th, 2012 at 11:53 am said:

I love the people calling Anomaly a phone/tablet game. Never mind that it came out on PCs, or that it was really well received and considered impressive for it’s unique reverse tower defense style gameplay.I mean, logic? Why use those that when it’s easier to complain about a game without even researching or trying it!


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+ Deekman on December 17th, 2012 at 11:53 am said:

This sale does not interest me. All of the discounts on full games even with the extra PS+ amount brings them down to just above retail prices. Not impressed,


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+ Ashilyn on December 17th, 2012 at 11:53 am said:

Cam out on PCs FIRST, rather.


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+ Ashilyn on December 17th, 2012 at 11:54 am said:

Also I am really stoked about picking up NHL 13 at half off, particularly since it’s looking like my only hockey fix this year :\


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+ gemuvan on December 17th, 2012 at 11:55 am said:

Games from EU PSN plus are crap. I bought EU Plus just to check it out. Batman – boring fights, horrible claustrophobic exploring camera. Bulletstorm – first two levels are fun, but nothing more, really bad design choices. Limbo – more like short flash animation than game. Vanquish needs more money, looks really cheap and a lot of flashes all the time, don’t show this game to people with epilepsy, and don’t play this game if you are tired. It’s like i downloaded demos.

So i will renew US PSN + after it gets update for Vita =). US PSN + rulezzzzzz!!!!!!!! =))))


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+ IIL0YDII on December 17th, 2012 at 11:56 am said:

“Anomaly Warzone Earth Free for Members”

Hahahahaha
you guys are hilarious! Could you pick anything worse than that,and that in December?


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+ Nergil on December 17th, 2012 at 11:57 am said:

@145 gemuvan

Wow, really? All those games are great except for Bulletstorm, hated it…just goes to show you though…Morgan’s right, people have different taste in games and you can’t please everybody all the time.


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+ nolo451 on December 17th, 2012 at 11:58 am said:

@KidCommando,

I very strongly feel that many of these people complaining and threatening to not renew are full of BS and will renew as soon as their subscription ends(and mommy and daddy come home from work for a lot of them).

To those few who do not renew and put their money where their mouth is, you have my respect.


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