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PlayStation Plus: Chronovolt

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PlayStation Plus: Chronovolt

Morgan Haro's Avatar Posted by on Dec 31, 2012 // Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

Happy (almost) New Year! The PlayStation Plus team is gearing up for another banner year in 2013 as we continue to deliver free games, discounts, and access to events, betas and more to give PlayStation fans the edge when it comes to their gaming lifestyle. This week, we welcome PS3 Game NBA JAM On Fire Edition and PS Vita Game Chronovolt to the Instant Game Collection. You’ll also find deeper discounts with the last week of the PSN Holiday Sale.

Important note: We’ll be updating the PlayStation Store today (Monday, 12/31) due to the New Year holiday. Therefore, this Plus update will be live later today when the update has published.

Don’t have PlayStation Plus? Go to the PlayStation Store on your PS3 or PS Vita or click here to get access.

December 31st PlayStation Plus Update

NBA JAM On Fire Edition (PS3)

Free for Plus members

You don’t have to be a basketball nut to have a blast with this one. If you’ve played NBA JAM before, you know it’s all about fast-paced arcade-style basketball action. Of course it features all your favorite NBA players and legends, but with all the fun and irreverence that has hooked countless gamers and tons of trash-talking multiplayer sessions. Crazy modes, secret teams, and rock-solid online play make this a great addition to your collection. Take a look at the video above to check out a match up in the game in the classic ‘big head’ mode, and play it yourself to see why IGN.com gave it a 9 out 10.

Chronovolt (PS Vita)

Free for Plus members

Chronovolt is a puzzle-platformer with steampunk influences where players control the Chronosphere, a discovery that contains the energy that powers time. You’ll guide it through levels using all of the PS Vita’s controls including tilt, the analog sticks, and rear-touch to have a completely unique experience. Not to mention that by collecting power-ups known as Chronovolts, players are able to manipulate time, such as rewinding the game to save yourself from a fall that would have otherwise resulted in death. Set in three distinct worlds including a lush Mayan world, a snow-covered Chinese landscape, and a futuristic setting; PS Vita gamers will find plenty to love with Chronovolt.
PSN Holiday Essentials Sale (Week 3)

Various discounts for Plus members

The PSN Holiday Essentials wraps up this week with great deals on games you might have missed out on. Notables include the unique and completely charming Tokyo Jungle, Sound Shapes, and the remastered HD version of Shadow of the Colossus. Take a look at the full breakdown below:


Normal Price

PSN Sale Price

Plus Sale Price

Batman: Arkham City




inFAMOUS Festival of Blood







Free in Plus

Assassin’s Creed 2 Deluxe Edition




Shadow of the Colossus








Sound Shapes (PS3 and PS Vita Cross Buy)




Sound Shapes (PS Vita only)












Touch My Katamari




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As the last Plus post from 2012, I also want to extend a sincere thank you to all those who leave their feedback week to week. Whether you’re excited about an update, or giving your feedback about what you prefer, it’s always great to chat with you all. With PlayStation fans like you guys, I’m looking forward to an awesome 2013, and I hope you all will continue to bring the feedback; positive or critical.

We’ll be back next week as usual, but make sure you make your voice heard in the comments below, and also make sure to vote in the polls. You can also delve into the PlayStation Community Forums in the PS Plus space to continue chatting about Plus, or find other great sub-forums to participate in and build your PlayStation community cred. See you in the comments!

PlayStation Plus Update: 12-31-2012

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+ X_MasonLoyalty_X on January 7th, 2013 at 1:28 am said:

PS+ for us is trash, I wont be renewing


+ LILMANE1997 on January 7th, 2013 at 4:08 am said:

there wasn’t anything that i liked or any of my friends… they should put a ps2 classic game for FREE


+ SiriusCJS on January 7th, 2013 at 6:03 am said:

I’d like to add my voice to the growing dissension towards PS+.

A PS+ user related this service to a crap shoot in a forum I was reading. I completely agree. I renewed my account in July & since then you’ve released games I already own or complete lemons. On top of that, you gave EU Arkham City & the US BioShock 2 (a game I already own). BS2 is a damn good game, but if you’re going to release Arkham City for others COMPLETELY FREE, expect some backlash. Then that stupid “retro” game. What was that? I’m insulted that you would offer that for free & tout it as something good.

I know you can’t please everyone. But be a little more mindful of what you’ve released in the past & what’s out there for other. Over the summer you released several Ultimate versions of games that I took advantage of & bought a bit cheaper with my new account. One of those games was BioShock 2. What kind of mind set is that for long term users?


+ ZeeSpy on January 11th, 2013 at 8:06 pm said:

Well good job Sony, you fooled me.
i am never trusting this company again
microsoft 720 here i come


+ ZeeSpy on January 11th, 2013 at 9:50 pm said:

Lets compare December
PS Vita
NA- Retro City Rampage, Chronovolt (A cheap and terrible game)
EU- Mortal Kombat, Knytt Underground, Big Sky Infinity
PSN Games
NA- Retro City Rampage, Anomaly Warzone
EU- Big Sky Infinity, Knytt Underground, Limbo
PS3 Games
NA- Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, Bioshock 2
EU- Batman Arkham City, Vanquish
Not only does EU Plus get BETTER games they get MORE games. Seriously SCEA make us on par with the EU because this is frankly ridiculous. I am appalled by the games we are getting in comparison to the EU and how Morgan only responds to a very select comments. And while it is overwhelmingly likely my comment will be ignored at least give a simple reason why we get crap compared to the EU. So unless the response from Morgan and the games start to get better I will not be renewing my subscription. And if you are greeted every week with such negativity and criticism you are obviously doing something wrong. :(

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