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PlayStation Plus Update: Join the God of War: Ascension Multiplayer Beta

Morgan Haro's Avatar + Posted by Morgan Haro on Jan 07, 2013 // Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

2013 is already shaping up to be a fantastic year for PlayStation Plus members with another strong offering in the month of January. Hopefully, you’ve been enjoying NBA Jam: On Fire Edition on your PS3 and playing Chronovolt on your PS Vita, both free to PlayStation Plus members.

This week, we’ve got some epic multiplayer action with the God of War: Ascension Multiplayer Beta, as well as Mega Man 9 and 10 joining PlayStation Plus. Read on to find out more.

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

January 8th PlayStation Plus Update



God of War: Ascension Multiplayer Beta (PS3)

Access for Plus members

PlayStation Plus members get to be one of the first to delve in to what’s sure to be one of the most epic multiplayer experiences of the year. God of War: Ascension’s Multiplayer beta is offering up the signature Team Favor of the Gods mode and the yet-to-be-seen Favor of the Gods mode. In both modes, you’ll fight to reach the requisite number of favor points from the Gods, earning points via kills, bonus brutal kills, opening chests, capturing domination points and, if you’re skillful enough, performing executions using the Spear of Olympus. Check out the Beta page for tips, scoring details and more. Make sure you also click the link below to leave your feedback with the rest of the God of War community. Note: you must be a PS Plus member, or have been selected to be in the Beta previously in order to get access to this forum space.

God of War Ascension Beta

Click here to visit the God of War: Ascension Beta Community Forum

Oh, and make sure you snag a free God of War “Eye of Kratos” avatar as well; it’s free and exclusive for PS Plus members. If you’re reading this on Monday morning, you may also want to tune in to IGN.com’s livestream from 12:00pm to 2:00pm PST. Click here to check out the action!

PlayStation Plus Update 1-7-2013

Mega Man 9 and 10 Combo Pack

Free for PS Plus members

Mega Man 9 and 10 were new and bold steps for a series that’s as beloved as Mega Man. Many gamers grew up on classic Mega Man games and yearned for a new 2D adventure but with the rock solid mechanics of the originals. Capcom delivered by going back to its 8-bit roots to deliver a classic Mega Man experience with all-new levels, weapons and bosses. IGN calls Mega Man 9 alone a “… mastery of 2D platforming.” Check out both Mega Man 9 and 10 for yourself; free for PS Plus members.

Eufloria

50% Discount for PS Plus members (Original price: $5.00; PS Plus Price: $2.50)

Eufloria takes the hook of controlling massive armies in real time strategy games and applies it to a massively-micro scope that asks you to take over new territories (dubbed Asteroids) all for the sake of a mythic group of beings called The Growers. If you’ve ever had any sort of fun with the strategy genre, give Eufloria a download to find out why GamesRadar.com hailed Eufloria for its “beautiful stylized graphics and RTS gameplay that works great on the PS3 controller”.
NCAA Football 13: Recent Winners Pack

Free for PS Plus members

NCAA Football 13 delivers an authentic college football experience with an insane amount of realism on the virtual gridiron. If you can’t get enough of the gameplay, you’ll be happy to know that you can pick up the Recent Winners pack, free with your PS Plus membership. This pack will unlock Tim Tebow, Mark Ingram, and Matt Leinart for use in Heisman Mode.

We’re just getting started for January’s PlayStation Plus content, so we’d love to know more about what your favorite content was from the updates last month. NBA Jam: On Fire Edition and Chronovolt are being tracked for January’s Plus updates, so you’ll see those options at the end of this month.

Tell us what you think of this week’s update in the comments below and don’t forget to vote by using the links near the top of the post. You can also delve into the PlayStation Community Forums in the PS Plus space to continue chatting about PS Plus, find other great topics to contribute your thoughts to, or start one for yourself. See you in the comments!

PlayStation Plus Update 1-7-2013

//Add Your Own

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+ ImmaTrueSpartan on January 8th, 2013 at 2:10 am said:

This update on the PSN Store needs to hurry up i cant wait until i can play the beta for God of War: Ascension


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+ ZaGe-zAiKaNo on January 8th, 2013 at 2:25 am said:

Mega Man 9 & 10? Not bad, not bad. . .nerver hurts to play good o’ classics. How bout’ those X series next?

Def. looking forward to the GoW: ASCENCION BETA & thanks in advanced to the people who are already playing it & commenting bout’ it.

As for the past Week Updates, no complaints here. Had fun trying out Titles i’ve always wanted or catch up on a series. Barely trying Dead Space & i love it already. Since Bioshock 2 was Free & not the 1st, i’d love Dead Space 2 Free but of course, we’ve gotten couple shooters already.


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+ ArchAngelMai on January 8th, 2013 at 2:35 am said:

Mega Man 9 & 10= hardest Mega Mans ever…..


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+ FernandoAD on January 8th, 2013 at 2:56 am said:

I’ve liked this update. I almost purchased this bundle last week. But, i have to agree with other members that this is a weak offer and the same time a hard to enjoy game. I’ve liked because MegaMan brings me good memories. Recently i bought Blade Kitten, it’s not the best platform i played, but for many members it would be a great game to enjoy, it has quality graffics, a very easy learning curve and it is a very funny game. It would be a good offer for plus i think.


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+ invalidts2 on January 8th, 2013 at 3:02 am said:

MEGA MAN 9 AND 10,

ON TOP OF THAT,

AND GOD OF WAR!!!!.


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+ DEAD_RIKIMARU on January 8th, 2013 at 3:46 am said:

Mega Man? AWESOME!
Time to revive the good old times.


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+ Saeed-Al-Dosary on January 8th, 2013 at 3:50 am said:

WHY WOULD YOU GIVE US MEGA MAN 9??????????

IT DOESN’T EVEN SUPPORT TROPHIES LIKE SAINT’S ROW 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AND THE ADD-ON???? ARE YOU SERIOUS????????

VERY BAD UPDATE.


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+ Saeed-Al-Dosary on January 8th, 2013 at 3:53 am said:

WHY WOULD YOU GIVE VERY HARD (IMPOSSIBLE?) GAMES LIKE MEGA MAN 9, MEGA MAN 10, AND BLOODRAYNE: BETRAYAL ????????????????????????????????????????????????

PEOPLE DO NOT WANT IMPOSSIBLE TO-BEAT GAMES.


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+ DelMurice on January 8th, 2013 at 4:54 am said:

#471.
See the + sign on most of our avatars? That means we pay money. The games aren’t really free. If we stop paying we can no longer play the games we got for “free” If week after week our subscription doesn’t serve us well, then it’s only common sense to re-evaluate that subscription. You gotta remember too, that ever since last spring, anything that resembled a magazine subscription was taking away from us. And we pretty much subscribe on faith only, because we have no idea what we’re getting until the day before. In my opinion, it’s really the worst of any subscription I ever had.


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+ ilekillya on January 8th, 2013 at 5:06 am said:

a beta ? annother reason for your ps3 to crash. mega man too old school dam snes/famicom is here again.
when are we going to get the T@g app on the vita ???? EU has it why not US ?. is some one scared we might virtually put ower names all over miss liberty. sorry for being English but Buckingham palace got monocked. lol


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+ Tyrannikos on January 8th, 2013 at 5:31 am said:

You know, I take back what I said over on page three. While the games that I’ve been getting on PS+ aren’t all that great for me, personally, I’m sure there are those out there who appreciate them – even if it isn’t always a lot of people. Besides, PS+ has given my new PS3 a nice library of games I never would have had in the first place!

Just thought I’d throw that out there. Like anyone will read this. haha


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+ WAR1965 on January 8th, 2013 at 5:35 am said:

omg great an awesome update and i was just thinking about megaman anniversary collection and megaman x collections these would be great if they were added to store wow made my day with this one morgan thank you


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+ TeamInsaneClown on January 8th, 2013 at 5:40 am said:

Glad to hear mega man 9&10 got put into Ps Plus, its something that i’ll enjoy playing for along time.Really like to see Kingdom Hearts and more Demo’s for games that come out, i mean why would i pay 50-60 dollars for a game like dishonerd without really playing it for myself first lol. Anywho, Ps Plus is awesome and so is Sony period keep up the wonderful work that everyone at Sony is doing.


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+ Desastreger on January 8th, 2013 at 5:49 am said:

In the last two months I didn’t get the feeling that it was a good idea to be on Plus. The sports games were not good, they’re not full games such as Fifa or Pes, NFL or NHL. We got only one good shooter and that’s it.

We need better games on the US store and not just good discounts.


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+ Desastreger on January 8th, 2013 at 5:49 am said:

And Betas as a benefit seem worthless. It’s not the real game.


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+ DeathGazer on January 8th, 2013 at 6:03 am said:

I guess RE5 is the best we’re going to get from a retail standpoint :(

NBA Jam and Mega Man are okay, but it still pales in comparison to what Europe gets.


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+ Sojyne on January 8th, 2013 at 6:21 am said:

Wow a lot of people complaining that there isn’t anything out yet. Maybe they don’t realize that its after holidays and its like this for everybody. I’m pretty sure they just can’t press a button and say “FREE EVERYTHING FOR EVERYBODY”. Licensing takes time with 3rd Party Dev’s from what I heard when its Digital vs Retail. So in short suck it up, its not the end of the world and there’s still plenty of time for them to release stuff over the next few weeks. Be grateful for what they’re offering now instead of complaining about things they might not have control over.

On another note I do think that they need more vita games on the Ps+ lineup, its been over a month now and only a few new games have surfaced. Bring up more PsP titles that are missing as well as the Ps1 games that we long for like Crash and Spyro, I already have these on my download list and I’d really like to add them to my vita.


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+ DelMurice on January 8th, 2013 at 6:43 am said:

#517,

Sure January is just after the holidays. We still pay for it, why should we get less? Watching the CES feed, I kinda got the idea that Sony isn’t really in touch with it’s consumers. The crowd reactions were very minimal. HD4K is neat stuff but really only supported within the realm of sony. I think they are equally as clueless with plus subscribers. I would just like to see something that I won’t just look at and never play. Infamous2, Borderlands, and Bioshock2 were all amazing immersive games, and did we see anyone complain about them? no.. But, no one at Sony seems to get a clue.


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+ AuralPrincess on January 8th, 2013 at 6:50 am said:

Another weak update for PS+, as usual. Glad we got Megaman atleast but, why is it we don’t get atleast one of the many amazing retail games the EU store got? Like many people here keep saying, Playstation Plus is a service, as a service, you need to attain to user demands. This is going above what the consumer base wants and just posting things because it’s cheaper for you, etc, I stopped paying for PS+ a while ago, and still see no reason to go out and buy another.


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+ AuralPrincess on January 8th, 2013 at 6:54 am said:

@The entire US Store team -

I’m usually against complaints and whining but this is getting out of hand. Rarely does anyone reply to a negative comment even when it’s written as tame as possible. I have not read/seen ONE good reason as to WHY the EU store gets much better content than WE do. Instead of holding polls if you’re happy or not, how about ACTUALLY ASKING THE CONSUMER BASE WHAT THEY WANT for a change? Cause I seriously doubt if you would have asked people, they would have screamed for NBA Jam over a game like Red Dead Redemption or Deus Ex, for example. Make the PS+ service appealing again, and I will happily spend my money on it, as it stands I refuse to pay monthly for a service that caters to 1/10 to it’s consumer base.


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+ sab_krit on January 8th, 2013 at 6:55 am said:

@365 That’s alright, they had Battle Fantasia,BioShock 2, Castlevania, Dungeon Defenders, Pacman, Renegade Ops; How many of these are retail games? you are just waste of time. nsoi ur crappy games!


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+ o13dnc on January 8th, 2013 at 7:07 am said:

Every update is decent in my book. I bought a new hard drive for my PS3 just so I could download the games every week. For all the people who says the updates have been trash: It may not be exactly what you want all the time, but if you get to try something new or get a game to hold you over in-between big releases, it’s worth it. That’s just my opinion though.


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+ Investigaelfo on January 8th, 2013 at 7:27 am said:

Hi everyone, I’m a EU ps+ member.

I see last month you get “free” great games like Bioshock2 and Super Street Fighter (and we get Batman AC and Vanquish). January is just started and EU already got its monthly “big guns” (Bioshock2 and Mortal Kombat). Maybe you don’t yet… try to wait the end of the month and just then start complaining.

In my opinion PS+ service really worth the money I’ve spent, but I know that not all weekly-updates can be aewsome. Try to sum all the updates in a month and maybe you’ll change idea. ;)

Just to tell, in our forums many PS+ members are whining ’cause in their opinions we have less than US do… :D

PS-Sorry for my english!


524

+ khaledseif1 on January 8th, 2013 at 7:36 am said:

Seriously!!!
Now can somebody convince me why do i keep this service over rental services available everywhere for a little more and receive AAA titles at my door step!!!!!


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+ Mattotastic on January 8th, 2013 at 7:38 am said:

Nothing for me this week (same goes for last week and the week before) as I’m not a fan of 8-bit games, but to each their own..

I was hoping for a discount(s) on a retail game but oh well, at least now I have time to finish up Borderlands.

As always, I’m looking forward to next weeks Plus update, have a good week everyone!


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+ RG3_MVP_Redskins on January 8th, 2013 at 7:40 am said:

8 bit Mega Man games? This has to be a joke. I’m only using a free trial right now but PS+ doesn’t seem worth the value to me to upgrade after my trial ends. Street Fighter IV is the only standout game IMO.


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+ DelMurice on January 8th, 2013 at 7:41 am said:

#520,

Well this time Sony did ask what sort of games we would like to see, and the highest percentages so far has been Adventure/rpg type games. Games that have some immersion. So lets hope they follow up on that. Plus is an excellent way to show what the PS3 can do. Or introduce people to franchises that will soon be seeing a sequel. I purchased Borderlands 2 and pre-purchased Bioshock infinity because of Plus. I still have old consoles to play 8-bit games on. I would actually prefer to see PS2 classics over the 8-bit games. I purchased Mass Effect, but that would have been the perfect sort of game to give away to Plus members because it will sell the rest of the franchise. And, I bought it even though I have it on the XBOX 360. Also, games that are community/multiplayer driven, are perfect for free Plus oferings, because it livens up the community. Seen it happen with both LBP and LBP2. Just something to think about.


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+ DelMurice on January 8th, 2013 at 7:54 am said:

Also, Sony had a good thing going when they were offering one of each, PSN game, disc release, a mini and a ps1 classic. Even though they were spread out throughout a month, we had an update the week of the previous month. So even when we had nothing interesting one week, there was a good possibility that there was still something we would wait for. Also we had Qore, which really gave it that online subscription look and feel. Now we’re left to our own devices and rumor mill to find out what’s coming.
The instant collection thing seems like a device to get people on Plus, but the service has been rather stale for current members.


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+ Zevrou on January 8th, 2013 at 7:57 am said:

i’m really tired of retro buth meh, at least is megaman…. it’s something.. right… right?!


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+ DonkeyKongKilla on January 8th, 2013 at 8:11 am said:

@ImmaTrueSpartan – Really. 1:28 am Pacific time, Yeah they are probably home sleeping. When has there been a update THAT early? c’mon now. The updates I believe timing wise Morgan stated once. Anyone correct me if I’m wrong but are usually between 2pm – 6pm PT. They try to push it out as early as they can. Most updates I’ve seen have been around 6-8pm EST. (3-5 pm PT)


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+ DelMurice on January 8th, 2013 at 8:14 am said:

usually see them post here MST around 5-6pm, but still have to wait an hour for it to have the correct price.


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+ DonkeyKongKilla on January 8th, 2013 at 8:17 am said:

@DelMurice – Yeah the new store design is thanks to that error. They tried to get away with my money on RE5 pshhhhhh haha. But usually I turn my system of then back on and its fully updated. But on the safe side always double check the balance.


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+ Crono1973 on January 8th, 2013 at 8:56 am said:

There was a time, when I was a kid, when I could handle games like Mega Man but as I am almost 40 years old now I can barely handle Mario. I simply don’t have the time or the determination to keep trying something over and over again until I get it right. I was surprised to see others with a similar attitude, I though I would be the only one who couldn’t handle Mega Man.

So for me Mega Man isn’t worth the frustration. Adventure games and RPG’s are more my style. I put that in the poll. I wonder if most Plus members are kids or adult.

Anyway, another poster mentioned above that no one responds to these negative complaints, why not? I would also like someone to tell us if the slow and sluggish store is still being worked on or if this is the final product. I have to tell you that I go to the store less now.


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+ zombie9 on January 8th, 2013 at 9:03 am said:

The PS store is a mess someone please download Wipeout HD for PS3 and what do you get for it The Vita Version of wipeout. and all so why are there no demos of Journey or Critter crunch? Also there is alot of game bundles that are Unavailable to buy why? Also download Hustle Kings for PS3 and you get the Vita version of it. where did it go?


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+ MarcioHuser2 on January 8th, 2013 at 9:06 am said:

Beta for God of War: yay!

Mega Man 9 & 10: meh, but I’ll get it anyway :)


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+ xflesh77 on January 8th, 2013 at 9:06 am said:

I think this is a good chance for playing Megaman, but we need our retail game as promised


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+ BryanRG08 on January 8th, 2013 at 9:14 am said:

nooooo, que es esta porqueria de juegos, esperando mas de un mes por un buen juego, y vienen a salir con esto, pura basura, juegos viejos y lo peor es que son malos y aun asi quieren que sigamos siendo plus…..


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+ DonkeyKongKilla on January 8th, 2013 at 9:16 am said:

@Crono1973 – Honestly, now that your older and wiser these games should be easier for ya don’t you think? Like take sports games. As a kid my oldest bro use to torment me in nba live and I only beat him one game. Now these sports games are way more realistic and I’m older and wiser, He can’t even beat me nor come close to beating me in 2k. :D mission accomplished. another thing, He was also always beating me and other brother at madden, Last time he lost to him eating a bagel and not even really playing. Just saying if you don’t pick up on how to play the games better as you get older than your whole gaming life has been for just entertainment. Honestly, Megaman was never hard for me to pick up on. Its been a long time since I played it though.


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+ DonkeyKongKilla on January 8th, 2013 at 9:21 am said:

@BryanRG08 – three years of spanish class and I had to use google to translate that. rah.

Honestamente crees maldiciendo porque está en español no van a recoger al respecto? realmente. jaja Espero que usted consigue lo que viene a ti.


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+ Welmosca on January 8th, 2013 at 9:22 am said:

@ Morgan Haro – Yep Morgan I do like strategy games and I liked Eufloria…I watched some videos near the launch…I was just waiting for some promotion like this one to buy it.


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+ swavage415 on January 8th, 2013 at 9:27 am said:

Still gotta try the OG god of war games. Picked up the whole hd collection for 15 on Black Friday but still havn’t tried them. Every Beta I have played has been disgusting.


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+ Crono1973 on January 8th, 2013 at 9:33 am said:

@538,

It’s the opposite for me, I remember being able to run through The Lost Levels with a minimum of pain. These days I have trouble doing the Special levels in Super Mario World. Mega Man is harder than both of those I think.


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+ dragoon2659 on January 8th, 2013 at 9:36 am said:

does anybody know how i start to play god of war Ascensionon ps plus please i need the help


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+ TwinDad on January 8th, 2013 at 9:38 am said:

To the folks saying that say they don’t listen. I understand, but if you just write “Nothing for me” and complain about what you got you are part of the problem. A simple “Not interested in 8-bit can we see games like Rainbow Moon, Broderlands, Vanquish, Batman, etc” that is helpful and will go towards helping them understand what it is you do want, knowing what you don’t want doesn’t help much.

This is much of the reason they locked the polls. They want a discussion of “I selected nothing because I want to play Batman City” and not “Everybody is unhappy looks at all the nothings.”


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+ dragoon2659 on January 8th, 2013 at 9:44 am said:

do u know what time it updates at


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+ JoeGoodsnake on January 8th, 2013 at 10:03 am said:

In my humble opinion, this is actually the first good update since I started with PS Plus back in September. The problem faced by SCEA at this point is that due to the constant disappointment for several months in comparison to PS+ in EU, it will take several continuous updates with good games in order to please the American/Canadian members and help them forget about late 2012/early 2013.

Might I also suggest that you start February off with a bang. Knowing that we only get one retail game a month, please make it a good one comparable or better than what EU is receiving for that month. If they happen to be receiving a re-hash of an american PS Plus release (like this month’s Bioshock 2), then at the very least give us one of the EU exclusive releases of previous months.

NBA Jam was a terrible terrible terrible terrible choice. I don’t think anyone here enjoyed it as a retail release.


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+ JoeGoodsnake on January 8th, 2013 at 10:03 am said:

What I’d also like to know is why you removed the ability for members to view the results of the polls? I noticed you mentioned that people are giving feedback on feedback and that it dilutes the information you yourself are gathering, but taking away a feature that helps members understand where other members stand is only going to result in worse reactions. Furthermore, your issue of diluted responses is easily overcome by simply being more diligent on your part.


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+ guilhermehnog on January 8th, 2013 at 10:07 am said:

Lame, compared to EU


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+ dragoon2659 on January 8th, 2013 at 10:15 am said:

does anybody know when the playstaion or ps plus udates


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+ DonkeyKongKilla on January 8th, 2013 at 10:16 am said:

@JoeGoodsnake – It was changed so people commenting would give more feedback on the update rather than comparing the poll and giving feedback on the poll. Morgan describes it more detailed on a reply. it was #191 and #287 at the time I last seen it.


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