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PlayStation Plus Update: Ninja Gaiden Sigma Free for Members

Morgan Haro's Avatar + Posted by Morgan Haro on Jan 28, 2013 // Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

January is almost over, and we have one more Plus update for you, but first let’s reminisce on this month’s offerings, shall we? Plus member freebies included NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, Darksiders, Mega Man 9 and 10, along with Foosball 2012, and we there were some awesome deals with the 13 for ’13 discounts (last day is today). Topping it all off was access to the God of War: Ascension multiplayer beta, and the 12+3 Plus promotion where you can buy one year of Plus and get three extra months at no additional cost; which is active right now.

We’re sending January off by welcoming Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus for PS Vita, free for Plus members! There are also some amazing PSN gems at fantastic prices that you may have missed. Read on and enjoy the update, which takes effect when the PlayStation Store updates on January 29th.

Don’t have PlayStation Plus? Go to the PlayStation Store on your PS3 or PS Vita to purchase, or click here to get instant access via the Sony Entertainment Network online store.

January 29th PlayStation Plus Update

Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus (PS Vita)

Free for PS Plus members

One of the highest-rated action games is back and better than ever. Experience a new way to play one of the finest editions of Ninja Gaiden Sigma with motion & touch controls, tons of content, and new challenges to test even the toughest ninja. Be warned though, Ninja Gaiden is a tough game, but the feeling of mastering the combat and handling your foes is second to none.
Madden 13 Sale (PS3 and PS Vita)

30% off for PS Plus members

With the Super Bowl right around the corner (go Niners!), our friends at EA are happy to help everyone get ready for the big game by offering both PS3 and PS Vita versions of Madden 13 for 30% off.

Madden 13 (PS3) – Original Price: $41.99; PS Plus Price: $29.39
Madden 13 (PS Vita) – Original Price: $27.99; PS Plus Price: $19.59

Gatling Gears (PS3)

50% off for PS Plus members (Original price: $4.99; PS Plus Price: $2.50)

When the Empire begins its reign of destruction in a thirst for natural resources, it’s up to Max Brawley, a retired Gatling Gear pilot, to stop them. Together with his niece and his trusty Gatling Gear unit he must fight his way to the heart of the Empire and eliminate the destruction at its source. Grab the game that IGN.com called “a joy to play”, at a steal of a price.
Section 8: Prejudice (PS3)

50% off for PS Plus members (Original price: $9.99; PS Plus Price: $5.00)

Pick up this sci-fi first person shooter with dynamic combat at an amazing price. In Section 8: Prejudice, every decision drastically impacts the battlefield. Discover the sinister series of betrayals that threaten humanity’s survival in the single-player campaign; or battle up to 32 players in multiple game modes as you complete a variety of Dynamic Combat Missions.
Greed Corp (PS3) (US and Canada only)

50% off for PS Plus members (Original price: $4.99; PS Plus Price: $2.50)

Why share when you can have it all? Greed Corp is an online multiplayer strategy game in which you battle for dominance over a world once rich in resources. In order to prevail, you must exhaust all remaining resources to build an army, and use the depleted collapsing terrain to your advantage. An extensive campaign mode and multiple unlockables are also waiting to help you prepare to take the battle online.

Let us know what you think of this week’s update in the comments below, and remember to vote in the poll to help us see what you’re excited about from this week’s update. If you want to see what the rest of the PlayStation community is talking about, head over to the PlayStation Community Forums in the PS Plus space to continue chatting about PS Plus, or find other topics to chat about (or start one yourself). See you in the comments!

PlayStation Plus Update 1-29-2013

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+ fegussen on January 29th, 2013 at 3:15 pm said:

Omg the download is so fking slow LOL


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+ sweetdreamz9999 on January 29th, 2013 at 3:17 pm said:

so next month the free game should be mortal combat vita =D


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+ TainoGunslinger on January 29th, 2013 at 3:18 pm said:

same here, thought it was just me, wifi at work is mad slow

its already been 4 mins and it says 120mins remaining


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+ sweetdreamz9999 on January 29th, 2013 at 3:21 pm said:

mine picked up speed,20 mins to go


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+ TainoGunslinger on January 29th, 2013 at 3:21 pm said:

@sweetdreamz9999, that would be freakin’ sweet!!


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+ fegussen on January 29th, 2013 at 3:22 pm said:

My device running on a fiber optic network with a 100Mbps and the download is so fking slow… i will try to download on ps3 tim think this is vita problem or something.


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+ fegussen on January 29th, 2013 at 3:24 pm said:

ignore “tim” word LOL


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+ TitleOne on January 29th, 2013 at 3:24 pm said:

@ sab

I don’t have to take a picture or screenshot, the post won’t go anywhere so you can’t go and erase it.

What”s your problem? Seriously? All I see if you always calling people names? I mean can you not engage in a civil discussion without the need to insult people? You take things WAY too seriously. I don’t know if you start things or not, but you’ve got to stop taking everything so seriously. You’re the only person I see here obsessed with getting in the last word and if you get called out on your erratic behavior/comments, you go off on them for no reason at all.

I’m sorry you feel you have to lash out at people for no reason. Yes, I know you will probably call me a name now or something, but I don’t blame you. Not all of us can come from an environment where we are taught to be respectful to others. Its not your fault most likely you are the way you are.

And like I told someone before, me and my brother share the PS+, so sorry if you feel threatened or hate it when people with a little yellow plus come here and post. You better get used to it because I am not going anywhere.


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+ sweetdreamz9999 on January 29th, 2013 at 3:24 pm said:

hehe i am using the vita to download it must me your wifi


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+ V_A_N_D_I_E_L on January 29th, 2013 at 3:24 pm said:

Hi Morgan, first of all i want to thank you for all the hard work you make to bring us enyojable titles every week.

Am new to psn plus ( only 3 month’s by now) but the quantity and quality of the games we are given to play is good.

A Lot of people find that EU content is more appealing that US content. (Myself included), but that is not a reason to me at least to cancel my psn plus account.

Yet on the other hand, I really hope that in future updates, the quality of the games we are getting is somehow similar to our EU brothers.

This is not a complain, keep the good work out there.

P.D: A lot of psn plus users are asking for a RPG title ( i would love one to) so maybe for next month you can give us a reason to belive… lol.

V_A_N_D_I_E_L:
Currently playing Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 – Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – Darksiders – Outland


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+ inFAMOUS-787 on January 29th, 2013 at 3:26 pm said:

Always wanted SIGMA,never got a real chance to buy it tho. Thank you PS+


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+ fegussen on January 29th, 2013 at 3:28 pm said:

@sweetdreamz9999, dont think it’s my wifi, i’m downloading on ps3 right now and 10 mins to go,, but 10min to download 2.3gb is kinda slow.


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+ EZaxess on January 29th, 2013 at 3:32 pm said:

Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. Call each other idiots if you must, but then move on.

Playstation Plus did not change, you got your free games (same amount we always get), this update just happen to be for Vita… they did not subtract a PS3 title to give this one. It’s all in your head.

Also @Morgan, yes that’s exactly what I read about the game. I can’t wait to try it out and perhaps I may develop a new taste for a ‘new’ (to me) genra. This is what Playstation Plus is about for me.


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+ sweetdreamz9999 on January 29th, 2013 at 3:34 pm said:

i see.well then guys mine is done so see ya,happy gaming everyone


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+ TainoGunslinger on January 29th, 2013 at 5:48 pm said:

battery is about dead now, lol.. but the game is excellent


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+ sk_fudge on January 29th, 2013 at 5:49 pm said:

another dud week. europe continues to get relatively new releases while US + members get 4-5 year old games. great work. could have at least offered the PS3 version of sigma for free too for those of us that dont feel the vita is worth purchasing quite yet


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+ Lazo87 on January 29th, 2013 at 5:55 pm said:

WTF!?! Last week we get foosball?? and 13 for 13 deal which i had most of the games already and now we get a Vita only game? 2 weeks of nothing for me. I hope next week is better because lately its been a whole lot of nothing for this ps3 owner :(


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+ m1ndb3nd on January 29th, 2013 at 6:59 pm said:

Thank you Playstation Plus for ALL of the FREE games for less than $5 a month (With 3 months free it’s more like less than $4 dollars a month)…for all who oppose about the “cheesy Fooseball or no FREE PS3 game download for this week please go get an Xbox and download all your free games with your yearly subscription to just be allowed on LIVE. For me I’ll stick with Playstation.


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+ zultan8212 on January 29th, 2013 at 8:00 pm said:

@Lazo87

No disrespect but they just gave us Darksiders… Can’t expect them to put a new ps3 game on ps+ every couple weeks. Vita owners have been waiting a lot longer for an update.


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+ DigitalReveller on January 29th, 2013 at 8:54 pm said:

NA gets the short end of the stick as always.
Thanks for the update though. =)


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+ XRAWDX on January 29th, 2013 at 9:07 pm said:

YES! Finally, something sweet and delicious is being served up for the Vita!


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+ MJoniaux on January 29th, 2013 at 9:47 pm said:

PLAYIING NINJA GAIDEN NOW!!!


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+ greghove79 on January 29th, 2013 at 10:08 pm said:

Kingdoms of Amular or Folklore, please, Morgan. At least provide some sort of RPG love.


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+ danny3755 on January 29th, 2013 at 10:22 pm said:

This is off subject and i am sorry. Can anybody tell me when Ratchet and Clank: Full Frontal Assault is coming to Vita. Thanks guys.


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+ snakeeyes211 on January 29th, 2013 at 11:20 pm said:

Hi


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+ EDYGOKU_BR on January 30th, 2013 at 6:12 am said:

Onde esta jogo gratis semanal para PS3- Se começar assim nao irei renovar minha assinatura


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+ sab_krit on January 30th, 2013 at 7:34 am said:

@EDYGOKU_BR – Exactly that’s my thought abt superman!


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+ Lazo87 on January 30th, 2013 at 8:48 am said:

My anti-Vita comment was deleted lol its not my fault Vita games suck.


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+ Lazo87 on January 30th, 2013 at 8:57 am said:

@Sab_Krit

EDYGOKU_BR is saying: “where is our free PS3 game of the week? and if it starts to be like this he will not renew his subscription”

I wrote something along those lines but with less kind words towards the Vita and was deleted lol but he is right because i signed up for PS+ for MY PS3 and now its becoming something else. I love Sony and its products but i wont buy a Vita until it gets actual games and i should probably stop there so i wont have my comment deleted again. If they want to have ps+ for Vita owners it should be a stand alone program.


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+ sab_krit on January 30th, 2013 at 9:03 am said:

@Lazo87 – I agree with what u say. But think abt the guys who own both PS3 and Vita, they have to pay 50 bucks each to get the same amount of game? Maybe be some of them hv to choose between PS3 or Vita plus and one of them will loose customers. I don’t think they will have or even wise to have diff plus for Vita and PS3.


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+ Lazo87 on January 30th, 2013 at 9:12 am said:

@Sab_Krit

Well for the people that own both systems there should be an OPTION to have a combined subscription much like what are trying to do now with one week giving us a psvita game and the other a ps3 game which is NOT what i sign up for but it looks like thats what they are doing. I just think they should have an option.


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+ RE4LNOiZE_42 on January 30th, 2013 at 9:46 am said:

To those suggesting that Sony could ask what games to give on PS+ by way of vote… I seriously don’t think that would be fair. Even if there’s some sort of rotation mechanism for game genres…

First, because whatever the genre, it’s always going to be the most popular game amongst those proposed that will win and so some games might never be offered. One of the appeal of PS+ is also discovering titles you might have missed, or that you wouldn’t have bought in the first place but ends up being very fun. Don’t you think those who voted for a non-winning title will be frustrated? What about those who’s favourite title NEVER wins (because, for instance, it’s a niche title) every time it’s proposed? Don’t you think those people won’t renew their subscription? It may be fine if your tastes are mostly aligned with those of the masses, but for everyone else, PS+ would be more like being regularly flipped the finger, IMO…

Not only that, but Sony should also be 100% sure BEFORE even doing the survey, that ALL of the titles proposed have been secured with every respective publisher to be given for free. So more work. And “your game, may or may not be given for free” isn’t something I’d sign up for, as a company…


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+ sab_krit on January 30th, 2013 at 10:06 am said:

@RE4LNOiZE_42 – You are saying that satisfying the majority of ppl will disatisfy one or two ppl here cuz they didn’t get their desired title. Dude, So the majority of ppl can get dejected to satisfy one or two ppl? SO y even consider asking for a poll in the first place. So its ok that they keep providing us sub par titles compared to EU just to satisy one or two ppl? Which corporate company runs that way? They want to satisfy majority of there customers thus word spreads from mouth wider and more new customers join.

“Not only that, but Sony should also be 100% sure BEFORE even doing the survey, that ALL of the titles proposed have been secured with every respective publisher to be given for free. So more work”
So let it be, isn’t it their job to do work to satisfy the big chunk of this community? if it takes more work, so what let them do it, they are paid for that purpose.


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+ sab_krit on January 30th, 2013 at 10:09 am said:

@RE4LNOiZE_42 – So what’s ur suggestion then? What will be fair, if not satisfying majority of ppl over one or two ppl? DO u have any ideas that can be implemented which will be fair for everyone?


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+ DigitalReveller on January 30th, 2013 at 11:13 am said:

@RE4LNOiZE_42
A voting system is the only way to really be fair, if the majority of a user group want something than they should have it otherwise Sony will have just pissed off the majority like they always do.

Besides a voting system is pointless when all we ever get over here in the NA are bargain bin titles while other regions enjoy constant AAA game of the year titles.
I don’t want to sound ungrateful, but we do get the shaft when compared to other regions.


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+ RE4LNOiZE_42 on January 30th, 2013 at 11:25 am said:

– “isn’t it their job to do work to satisfy the big chunk of this community?”

Of course it is. But is something takes more work to the point that it isn’t paying off in the end (or just paying off enough) then any sane company will put the axe through whatever is costing them too much. Can they improve? Sure. And that’s what we all wish, of course.

– “You are saying that satisfying the majority of ppl will disatisfy one or two ppl here cuz they didn’t get their desired title. Dude, So the majority of ppl can get dejected to satisfy one or two ppl?”

The aim is not to satisfy a majority or a minority, but to “try” to satisfy everyone. Impossible, I know, but if you are “fair” to 51%, it means you’re unfair to 49%. And let’s say there are three choices… Most popular getting 34% of votes, vs. 33% for each of the other. So basically, you end up with a “potential” of 66% frustrated people. Fair?

My point is that yes, it may be “democratic”, but democratic is not always synonymous with “fair”. Democracy is always fair for the winning option, and unfair for all others.


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+ RE4LNOiZE_42 on January 30th, 2013 at 11:37 am said:

Sure, I completely agree that we’ve been treated in a less than stellar manner compared to EU+ subscribers, but I still prefer this, right now, over a system that would mean I’d always get the same thing over and over.

And I still think that this would completely wreck the system, in the sense that a lot less companies would be willing to accept an offer based on a conditional outcome. I mean, independant developpers would never accept to take part in this, since it is obvious they will NEVER stand a chance against more popular titles, and thus, why agree to something that won’t ever happen? Thus meaning Sony will get less and less choices to offer in those polls anyway over time.

Also, who would sign up, as a company, for an agreement that leaves the terms to a voting system? I don’t really see how this can work, unless all the games would be published by Sony itself.


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+ sab_krit on January 30th, 2013 at 11:38 am said:

@RE4LNOiZE_42 –
‘Of course it is. But is something takes more work to the point that it isn’t paying off in the end (or just paying off enough) then any sane company will put the axe through whatever is costing them too much. Can they improve? Sure. And that’s what we all wish, of course.’

Do u think taking surveys and trying to negotiate with the production company is going to put sony to bankruptcy? What makes you think the more work they put to implement this will make the company go bankrupt? What u say is not gonna happen, no company will go bankrupt over talking buisness deals or taking surveys or conducting polls.


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+ sab_krit on January 30th, 2013 at 11:42 am said:

@RE4LNOiZE_42 –
‘The aim is not to satisfy a majority or a minority, but to “try” to satisfy everyone. Impossible, I know, but if you are “fair” to 51%, it means you’re unfair to 49%. And let’s say there are three choices… Most popular getting 34% of votes, vs. 33% for each of the other. So basically, you end up with a “potential” of 66% frustrated people. Fair?’

Again u r making a indefinite statement,. But even with ur statement, if those 66% are frustrated ofcourse the next time the game with 34% will not be there in the list cuz its already given. And its not a five year term, that those other two games will never be in the list again or the next time they can keep a vote between those two games and provide the highest voted game.


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+ sab_krit on January 30th, 2013 at 11:48 am said:

Again whats ur point abt independent company not accepting to this, accept to what? Sony hving a voting system for the games to give away, Why are the indepent bothered abt this? Why will the polls have less choices, I dont get this point cuz there are only few games which can be offered and after that nothing will be there?

‘Also, who would sign up, as a company, for an agreement that leaves the terms to a voting system? I don’t really see how this can work, unless all the games would be published by Sony itself.’
What do u mean by this? You mean the ppl siging to plus service?


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+ sab_krit on January 30th, 2013 at 11:57 am said:

Dude and also its not an obligation for the production company to accept to sony’s deal. The first step is trying. If you keep saying that this wont happen even without trying, ofcourse it will never happen. The voting system is to see what the customers want, once that is done they can try to get it for them, if that is not possible try the second game. its not like they have only one day to do the deal. They can take their time but atleast they should be known what the customers want to see from them. To get that data they have to take a voting system on the game titles, I am talking abt the full games not the psn titles.


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+ sab_krit on January 30th, 2013 at 12:01 pm said:

Maybe they should have a voting system asking plus customers whether they want the voting system for the games or should they continue the service as such, that way one of us will know what the majority of ppl are thinking.


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+ melodicmizery on January 30th, 2013 at 12:56 pm said:

can you guys possibly seperate the ps vita ps plus because me and my friends dont own a vita and never will, and we are being bombarded by vita games in ps plus and have absolutely no use for them at all. when i signed up for psplus i didnt sign up for a system i dont have and dont use. id rather get freeps3 games instead of free games i dont have a system for. you might as well be posting xbox games since i dont own a xbox either. and quit giving discounts for games that are already cheap its pointless! you give 1 dollar off a game that is 5$ or games that no one ever plays or wants. and fooseball for a free game? cmon really? i just renewed my 1 yr membership last month i wish i would of known i could of got 3 months if i waited a little bit longer. the only reason im reneweing at all is to play old games i downloaded off plus. seeing as i have to wait 8 months to collect 2 decent games out of 40.


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+ Lazo87 on January 30th, 2013 at 12:57 pm said:

As much as i want better quality games i dont want the “majority” to choose because it would mean that we would miss out on some great games only because the “majority” does not have very good taste. I dont want the choice to be given to a community were Call of Booty is the most successful franchise. Just to imagine the crap they would choose lol


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+ sab_krit on January 30th, 2013 at 1:00 pm said:

So u mean majority will choose crap games always. hmmm makes sense and right now we are getting great titles ofcourse. That’s y everyone is so happy in here. Makes a lot of sense.


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+ sab_krit on January 30th, 2013 at 1:03 pm said:

and FYI Call of booty is a psn game, not a retail game.


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+ Lazo87 on January 30th, 2013 at 1:03 pm said:

@melodicmizery

I am with you there and have been saying that all day! When i signed to PS+ FOR MY PS3 i didn’t think that in the future it would CHANGE service to support a device i dont own. I mean if this continues next thing you know we will be getting mobile games for some obscure sony device.


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+ melodicmizery on January 30th, 2013 at 1:05 pm said:

europe has had more better free games in less then 3 months then america ps3 has had in close to a year. in america ive played heist alot and a little bit of nba jam, the rest i downloaded played a few minutes and never touched again. meanwhile europe had crysis, bulletstorm,sleeping dogs, batman and more!! all we get is a bombardment of vita games when most of us dont even have a vita lol. i wish our games werent 5 years old


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+ Lazo87 on January 30th, 2013 at 1:05 pm said:

@ Sab_krit

lol i was referring to call of duty and had no idea there is such a game as call of booty???


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+ melodicmizery on January 30th, 2013 at 1:08 pm said:

even the full free games they give us are games like bioshock and resident evil 5, now those are 2 awesome games but if someone hasnt played those yet in the past 5 years then they must be sleeping under a rock. plus you can get them used for like 8$ and brand new for a few bucks more then that and they wont expire and you get the disc and case lol and they dont take 9 hours to download on a capped internet speed.


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