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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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+ sab_krit on January 8th, 2013 at 1:52 pm said:

@Primo Do you need an answer? Get a plus subscription and I will answer hahaha.


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+ PrimeroIncognito on January 8th, 2013 at 1:53 pm said:

@ GStylez1980

Thanks brother!

Don’t worry, I know there are actually more of “us” than there are of “them”. Most of “us” just choose not to post on the blog at all. Mingling with these trolls can be somewhat discouraging but I felt like giving it a shot anyway… :)


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+ sab_krit on January 8th, 2013 at 1:54 pm said:

@641 lol you are pathetic so you are saying better be an OSAMA BIN LADEN than being a normal person?


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+ mnstrings on January 8th, 2013 at 1:54 pm said:

sab_krit,

Its stupid to say a PSN game isn’t worth it, but then say, “oh that game is retail now too, so now it is worth it.”

Point taken? Good.


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+ nolo451 on January 8th, 2013 at 1:56 pm said:

Agreed mnstrings.

Some people are so stuck in the mindset that if its a PSN game, it must suck. Its a shame so many people are that closed minded.


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+ sab_krit on January 8th, 2013 at 1:57 pm said:

@mnstrings nope I didnt say PSN game is not worth it, I am saying retail games is always worth than worthless PSN games.


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+ PrimeroIncognito on January 8th, 2013 at 1:58 pm said:

@sab_krit

“lol you are pathetic so you are saying better be an OSAMA BIN LADEN than being a normal person?”

Did I say that? Huh?


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+ AuralPrincess on January 8th, 2013 at 1:59 pm said:

Ok to those people saying I’m diminishing the updates by calling out that they are PSN games: No, this is not what I’m doing. My original point is to get a response from THEM specifying WHY EU gets THOSE games, while we get THESE games, because to me and to other people it feels unfair, plain and simple as that.


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+ PrimeroIncognito on January 8th, 2013 at 2:01 pm said:

@nolo451

What’s funny is that some PSN games eventually release on Blu-Ray, and many Blu-Rays eventually release through the digital storefront. It goes both ways, because they’re really nothing more than two different options for acquiring content; two different storage mediums. That’s all there is to it, but of course, you know how our community is… it’s very hard for them to grasp simple concepts…


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+ DonkeyKongKilla on January 8th, 2013 at 2:03 pm said:

@sab_krit – i seen the name, with my name it in now. just scroll on through it. its just irrelevant waste of a comment. i’d litteratly rather sit in a closet than to see him ramble on pointless things, and its funny. because it was the same exact thing, last week, and the week before, and so on. Talk about a guy trying to hard to want everyone to think the exact same way he does. smh. and another point, he think he’s relevant enough to get people to stop being unsatisfied. haha. funny.


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+ sab_krit on January 8th, 2013 at 2:03 pm said:

@657 YEP Primo you said that being infamous is better than being not known.


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+ DonkeyKongKilla on January 8th, 2013 at 2:05 pm said:

@AuralPrincess – EU gets those games because someone a quite a few posts ago stated when the ps team split up into different sections the team that are the EU team now are the game getters meaning they try for better quality of games for free, and this team is more on the discounts than the games itself. does that help?


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+ le_silva on January 8th, 2013 at 2:06 pm said:

Megaman sounds like a SNES game :)


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+ sab_krit on January 8th, 2013 at 2:06 pm said:

@DonkeyKongKilla – You are absolutely right. But sometimes its funny how these fool even say something and ask when I said that and bluntly denying that he started the argument and starting up on a argument with something that doesn’t affect him. I think he’s on crack.


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+ AuralPrincess on January 8th, 2013 at 2:08 pm said:

@Donkey – It doesn’t actually, because most of the games EU was offered as IGC, where offered for discount at the Snowy Games Deals.


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+ dragoon2659 on January 8th, 2013 at 2:09 pm said:

did ps plus up date yet


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+ sab_krit on January 8th, 2013 at 2:10 pm said:

@mnstrings Like I said, I didnt say dont give me psn games. I said give them extra other than a retail game. So you are saying a NBA JAM ON FIRE is equal to a RETAIL GAME in value?


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+ PrimeroIncognito on January 8th, 2013 at 2:11 pm said:

Well, I see that asf1234 has not answered my question. I asked him/her to explain how 8-bit games are cheap and unplayable today.

I also see that AuralPrincess failed to answer my question about what makes a “complete experience”.

I also see hypocrisy from sab_krit and Donkey, both doing what they complain about me doing.

Seriously, it’s getting ridiculous.


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+ DonkeyKongKilla on January 8th, 2013 at 2:12 pm said:

@sab_krit – honestly, it’s like we are not allowed to be unsatisfied with the service we are paying for… hah.. last time i checked we are and is the purpose for the blog. to express our feedback whether positive or negative back on how we feel on the quality, not everyone feels the same, i dont go around on everyone that loves megaman for this update saying really what is wrong with you for liking this. (thats what he does week in and week out on people that didnt like the game plus came out with) and yeah he tends to contradict a lot, if you going to argue back with him get use to seeing that then quotes of what you said. haha


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+ sab_krit on January 8th, 2013 at 2:13 pm said:

@mnstrings It is stupid to say that PSN games are equal to retail games cuz one or two psn games where released retail.


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+ DonkeyKongKilla on January 8th, 2013 at 2:15 pm said:

@AuralPrincess – Ah well i tried haha, thought it might help.

@dragoon2659 – turn off the system, turn back on, open store goto plus section, if it doesnt feature megaman, then no


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+ Thodias_Br on January 8th, 2013 at 2:16 pm said:

Already voted for games genre and it didn`t come to mind at the time, so i didn’t put it on the “other” option, but it would be nice to have some fighting simulator games, like UFC, Fight Night or WWE, besides the other fighting games!

As for the week’s content, didn’t like it too much. I know, God of War beta is cool, but it’s just a beta early access, so i see it just as a “bonus” or the week, and what i’m realy looking at to evaluate the week’s content are the two Megaman games. There are people that enjoy this kind of retro 8-bits style games, but I’m not one of them. The NES was cool, but to me it’s time has passed. I like a lot games that pay tribute or make references to the old school games, like, for example, 3D Dot Game Heros, which is a modern game with an old school feeling. But it just don’t excite me to play a true 8-bit game on my PS3.

Of course, this is just my opinion, and, like I said, sure there are people who like this kind of game, and i have to respect those, but what i didn’t like too much is that you just gave as an 8-bit style game (Retro City Rampage) and now we got two more. =/


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+ PrimeroIncognito on January 8th, 2013 at 2:16 pm said:

@sab_krit

“So you are saying a NBA JAM ON FIRE is equal to a RETAIL GAME in value?”

I know you didn’t ask me this, but you know what’s funny, slabby? The On Fire edition of NBA JAM is actually a more fleshed-out, fully-realized, and LOADED version of the retail release that came out a year before it.

It’s everything the retail release had, plus a whole lot more. I know, because I have both. So in a way, yes, it is equal… no, even better than a retail game in value. It succeeded itself when it was released on PSN.


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+ AuralPrincess on January 8th, 2013 at 2:18 pm said:

@Primo – What makes a Complete Game Experience is subjective to opinion, agreed, but it is very different to everyone, and to most people I’d argue that Batman AC and Vanquish would feel more like one than NBA Jam on Fire and Megaman. That is what it is to ME atleast.

That being said, you never argued the fact that there’s something iffy going on as to why both services get different offerings, as a Global Service under the exact same name, everyone should be offered the same content to avoid discussions and unsatisfaction like this. While you and some people actually like the content being offered on the US Store, it’s hard to say it’s in any way superior to EU’s offering and it’s incredibly hard for anyone to say THEIR lineup is inferior to ours.


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+ sab_krit on January 8th, 2013 at 2:19 pm said:

@Primo, dont use the word if you dont know the meaning for it. Hypocrisy? How? I said I paid for plus so I am commenting on my dissatisfaction on the PLUS update page and I asked you to get a PLUS subscription if you really loved those crappy games. How is that hypocrisy? Also you said, You would rather be infamous like OSAMA BIN LADEN rather than being a normal Andy or Robbie.


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+ PrimeroIncognito on January 8th, 2013 at 2:20 pm said:

@ Donkey

Point out my contradictions Donkey, or don’t say it at all. Don’t lie.

How many times do I have to say that there’s no problem with you guys expressing your displeasure with the service, it’s the WAY you do it. Damn fools never pay attention.

I’m getting lunch. Later haters.


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+ sab_krit on January 8th, 2013 at 2:20 pm said:

@Primo then why is NBA JAM 50 bucks and NBA JAM ON FIRE 20 bucks?


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+ DonkeyKongKilla on January 8th, 2013 at 2:22 pm said:

@AuralPrincess – oh as for that last response, they split up into different teams which is why the content is different. and it’s funny, EU wants the discounts we get, EU gets the games we want. irony. both want more what each other has.


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+ sab_krit on January 8th, 2013 at 2:23 pm said:

@Primo oops sorry 15 bucks and where is the BHOOMSHAKALAKA trophy? So its not the same, retail version has upper hand on the psn version.


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+ mnstrings on January 8th, 2013 at 2:24 pm said:

@ sab_krit,

Not sure why you are trying to put words in my mouth (a very poor job as well).

All I said was that basing a like on a price point is stupid. If you somehow want to believe that the price of a game directly correlates with the entertainment value of a game, then feel free to pass up good games.

Not sure how that means PSN Games are equal to Retail games, There’s poor games in both categories, they aren’t mutually exclusive.


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+ DonkeyKongKilla on January 8th, 2013 at 2:30 pm said:

@mnstrings – completely agree, when 2k started taking over the nba games other than live for its dynamic view based upon the different shots people had in the nba, it was amazing for the start of a new era of nba games and it was new back then at $30 I believe just because of the popularity of the game, once that shot up so did the price to being a fully priced game.


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+ sab_krit on January 8th, 2013 at 2:34 pm said:

@mnstrings

Isn’t is stupid to say that dont think abt the price of something that you are paying for?
Are you dumb not to understand that this is a paid service and not a free service?
I said I wont talk abt this if it is actually free, Angry birds is always better to kill time playing rather than playing homefront. But costwise Homefront is more than Angry birds.

UNDERTAND SIR, Plus subscription is 50 bucks not free and EU gets more game value in their service than US plus.


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+ DonkeyKongKilla on January 8th, 2013 at 2:39 pm said:

@sab_krit – and exactly why I can’t argue with jetpack joyride if i didnt enjoy it because they just gave it out to everyone for free haha. But this like megaman I can because I’m paying for the subscription, completely agree on that.


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+ mnstrings on January 8th, 2013 at 2:45 pm said:

@ sab_krit,

Hmmm, tell me again when did I say not to think of the price of something? Again, if I have to repeat myself, all I said was that its stupid to think PSN games are automatically not good compared to retail games.

You keep throwing in things I have not said, so unfortunately as much as I love to have good argument, I will cease to reply to you, Its rather off putting to have to talk about something when one side keeps making false accusations of previous statements, so good day to you.

I think that you (like quite a few on here) would be a lot happier with what you were receiving if you were blind to what the EU was getting. Its kind of funny, in a sort of sad way.

And its Miss, nor sir.


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+ dragoon2659 on January 8th, 2013 at 2:52 pm said:

does anybody know if ps plus updated yet


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+ dragoon2659 on January 8th, 2013 at 3:21 pm said:

did ps plus up date


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+ MaverickHunterX on January 8th, 2013 at 3:41 pm said:

Kinda disappointed you guys never fixed the problems with the SEGA sales (the sonic 4 bundle and the wrong price on Sega genesis collection)

With all due respect, you guys had 3 weeks to do so, what gives? I kinda expect more from you Sony gurus…


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+ gokugt25 on January 8th, 2013 at 3:55 pm said:

you know what game is perfect for IGC?
Shadow Of the colossus , that game , is perfect and it would be awesome to have it for free


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+ Dekadenz on January 8th, 2013 at 4:06 pm said:

I just joined PS+ literally 20 minutes ago because of Mortal Kombat for free, then I noticed that the NA and EU players got different updates and now I feel disappointed. I suppose I can try Megaman but I can only see it leading me to frustration. I don’t think I could have joined on a worse month.


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+ xwxsUSA on January 8th, 2013 at 4:35 pm said:

i refund 2 years of PLUS ,but i felt plus is more worse than before
just think about for change now


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+ no9dream on January 8th, 2013 at 5:57 pm said:

My PS+ sub is up in March and unless you guys really blow my socks off in the next 75 days thats it for me, and I’ve been a member since July of 2010. I’m not usually one to complain but to me Mega Man 9 & 10 are the ultimate slaps in the face.

One of the features of plus I liked best was the early access to betas but all the last few betas from Dust514 to GOW Ascension MP I’ve already had even before they were available to plus.

How about some discounts on DCUO subscriptions?
Vanquish and Limbo would be nice as those games basically passed me by. I always wanted to try Siren Blood Curse but the price never drops and it’s and old game that’s just sitting in the store.

As for AAA games like Batman Arkham Asylum, Red Dead Redemption, Bioshock 2,etc… I don’t want those because I already have ‘em. They’re great games and I don’t blame people for requesting them but there has really been nothing for me for months now, apart from this avatar.


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+ Blind-Lunacy on January 8th, 2013 at 7:13 pm said:

Im pretty Happy with the Megaman Combo..we get both 9 and 10..2 games for one week. and a epic beta to try out.. Awesome!!


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+ bt1234567892010 on January 8th, 2013 at 7:24 pm said:

@645

I honestly wouldn’t throw AuralPrincess in that mix, she (I assume she), is much less of a bully as the other two, and even then, they’re just immature idiots that cannot take some clever trolling.

I shall probably get attacked by said “other two” but whatever, I’ve dealt with people like them before. Primero, believe it or not, while he IS a troll, has valid points usually, nobody pays any attention it seems because most of them think he’s just another troll, which he’s not, he’s smarter than that.

Am I worshiping Primero? absolutely not, but I do respect his trolling ability.


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+ BrettHD on January 8th, 2013 at 7:46 pm said:

This is the “Plus” content for the month!? What a joke! Why do you even ask for people’s opinions? It’s not like you guys EVER actually listen to a word anybody says.
I have friends in EU who are always talking about “Playstation Plus” and how great it is. Infact they talked me into giving it a try… So when I saw the new PS Plus Vita bundle, I said the heck with it and ran out and bought one. Sure the games like “uncharted”, “wipeout”, etc…. That you get initially are great. Beyond that it’s a joke! It wouldn’t even be so bad if everybody got the same content. But instead we get garbage while european members actually get decent content! For example let’s just look at what’s been announced so far for this month… They get “Pinball Arcade” and “Mortal Kombat”, while here in the states we get “Chronovolt” and “Megaman”!!!! Seriously…. Does that sound even remotely fair and balanced to you?
I guess it’s nice to know where Sony’s priorities are!


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+ Lord–VYP3R on January 9th, 2013 at 2:02 am said:

Guy seriously…. why the hell you give us such crap?? compared to EU ?? i mean just look, you gave EU red dead redemption, batman arkham city, mortal kombat, and what did you give US ??? huh? bioshock? do you know how much it cost that game retail even in my country? for bioshock 1 + 2 its 5$ THATS RIGHT!!! DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH RED DEAD REDEMTION STILL COST?? or MK or BATMAN?? yeah im glad i have 2 months and im quiting PS PLUS US for good i dont even care about the crappy games im losing. A month of EU psn plus worth for 4 months of US so….. goodbye and i hope ps plus US ends up in failing and bankruptcy for providing us with such bad games compared to EU. Learn to care about your customers and treat them even OR CLOSE not megaman and MORTAL KOMBAT!!!!!!!!!!! jesus…..


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+ RenderMonk on January 9th, 2013 at 3:36 am said:

After checking back on the genre choice poll, for PS+ content, it looks like RPG’s have clearly taken the top spots. It’s between all kinds of RPGS and Action games for the top FIVE genre types. I’ve been saying for a while now, that RPG’s need to make their way to PS+ in a big way. The fact that the bulk of the updates are either Fighters, FPS, or Multiplayer centric games…..that may be fine for an Xbox Live update….but for Playstation fans, we grew up on RPGS and Action titles. It’s what we like and what the “Majority of us” are interested in. Please do let the game choices reflect that for PS+ free content. Thanks for taking the time to read my feedback.


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+ sab_krit on January 9th, 2013 at 7:00 am said:

@685 So what’s your point of arguing with me, clearly I was talking abt the plus content not generic ones.


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+ Ryumoau on January 9th, 2013 at 7:40 am said:

@693 primer alt account detected…


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+ smoothboarder540 on January 9th, 2013 at 8:06 am said:

@AuralPrincess I wasn’t sure if you were still checking this post but decided to reply anyway. You are absolutely right and the majority of plus subscribers would rather have Batman over NBA Jam or Megaman. If I wanted to play NBA Jam I would just hook up my Genesis and play it. And don’t worry about people being disrespectful to Primero. If I actually took the time to find all of the unwarranted negativity that came out of his mouth on this blog it would take a week. I actually laughed when he said the majority of gamers were in their 30′s I’d like to see these statistics that he’s always referring to. I agree that how good a game is comes down to the opinion of each individual person but Arkham City is amazing. Megaman is not.


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+ sab_krit on January 9th, 2013 at 11:55 am said:

lol Ryumoau! nice catch.


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