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PlayStation Plus: Knytt Underground Rolls to the Instant Game Collection

Morgan Haro's Avatar + Posted by Morgan Haro on May 13, 2013 // Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

This week, we welcome Knytt Underground, the PS3 and PS Vita Cross-Buy title, to the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection! Read on to learn more about this, and other new content getting the Plus treatment.

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May 14th PlayStation Plus Update

Knytt Underground (PS3 and PS Vita – Cross Buy Enabled)

PSN Price: $14.99, Free for PS Plus members

Knytt Underground
With an array of thrilling quests, unique zen-like gameplay and plenty of dynamic characters to meet and guide you on your adventure – Knytt Underground delivers a captivating and unparalleled experience. Download today and begin your journey to ring the six bells of fate and save this vibrant and enchanted underground world before it’s too late.
GRID 2 – Pre-Order (PS3)

10% Discount for PS Plus members (PSN Price: $59.99; PS Plus Price: $53.99)

GRID 2
Be fast, be first and be famous as you join the elite in ‘World Series Racing’ where the greatest cars, drivers and events come together in the search for a new motorsport icon. Find your limit, then go beyond it. Welcome back to racing.
Metro: Last Light (PS3)

20% Discount for PS Plus members (PSN Price: $59.99; PS Plus Price: $47.99)

Metro Last Light
Beneath the ruins of post-apocalyptic Moscow, in the tunnels of the Metro, civil war rages for control of a doomsday device that threatens to erase humanity forever. As Artyom, burdened by guilt but driven by hope, you hold the key to survival – the last light in the darkest hour.

Last Chance (Leaving on 5/21)

Instant Game Collection
Tekken 6 PSP
Darksiders

Discounts
PAPO & YO BUNDLE (game & soundtrack)

You’ll find all the content detailed above with their Plus benefits active when the PlayStation Store updates tomorrow.

So tell us, what are you most excited for this week? How can PlayStation Plus get even better? Your comments and feedback matter, so leave them below, or, if you’re looking to engage with more of the PS community, make sure you head over to the PlayStation Community Forums to discuss this week’s news more, find other topics to contribute your thoughts to, or start one for yourself. See you in the comments!

PlayStation Plus Update 5-14-2013

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+ Mahou_86 on May 13th, 2013 at 9:57 pm said:

I’m so very happy to see PS Plus improving with day one discounts. That really makes us feel good to be plus members.

Moving forward, a few targets for improvement to possibly focus on:

1) Letting us know consistently in advanced the next month’s plan. We had to wait well into May this month to know the discounts. Europe consistently gets the update plans a half a month before. I would love this time line for us too.

2) Some ps2 classics would be really nice along with the usual rotation of stuff. There are some great titles in the backlog now.

3) Keep spreading out the generas. I feel like you guys are dipping pretty heavily into outdated fighting games to fill the months…. not many people want to play backlogged titles when newer versions are out (tekken 6, Soul Calibur psp, and blaze blue all have updates for them out now… ) (though personally I’d love to get that new Guilty Gears)

This may be my personal list, but at least no. 1 would be amazing.


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    + Morgan Haro on May 14th, 2013 at 9:54 am said:

    Thanks Mahou,

    The month outlook is planned as the first Monday of the month. Can’t really do much with that. But right now, it’s happening on the week after the last game releases that was announced in the prior month.

    So even though it might get a bit into the next month, you’re still getting the outlook you need.


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+ XtemmA2 on May 13th, 2013 at 10:09 pm said:

i’m a handheld gamer.
I bought the Vita because i’m done with PSP system.


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+ ioshi_US on May 13th, 2013 at 10:17 pm said:

I voted NO MORE PSP GAMES


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+ PrimeroIncognito on May 13th, 2013 at 10:26 pm said:

Uhh… I know I shouldn’t entertain this guy… but whatever… I’m gonna do it anyway. :)

@ twiztidlegend

First of all, do you realize that your feeling that indie games are “trash” is merely an OPINION? Have you not been paying attention to how many people express their satisfaction with these types of games, including Knytt Underground in this particular case? How many of these indie games that you consider to be “trash” have you actually played?

Well, I’ve played Knytt Underground. ‘Cause I own it. I completed the main story, and I enjoyed every second of it.

Is it for everyone? No, but nothing is ever for everyone (other than bare necessities, of course). Does that make it trash? No.

I enjoy indie games, so much in fact, that I usually feel more satisfied at the end of one than I do with a big budget game. In my OPINION, indie games tend to have a lot more heart, creativity, and passion than the so-called “big games”. Now, I’m not saying the big games suck, because I enjoy them too, and I’ve played a few uninspired indie games as well, but overall, from what I’ve seen, indie studios have definitely earned the right to have their work placed right alongside the big boys in the marketplace.


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+ PrimeroIncognito on May 13th, 2013 at 10:29 pm said:

Also, you contradicted yourself right in the beginning. You said you understand me, but then proceeded to make the same mistake all the other fools do by claiming that indie games are getting in the way of AAA titles “on the network”, whatever that means. Wrong. No indie game has ever kept a big budget game from being released. There’s room for every developer who wants to put their game on PSN. It’s not like were in a physical store where shelf space is limited.

PSN provides a variety of genres, catering to all tastes. That’s a good thing. You can buy what you like, and ignore what you don’t. How hard is that to understand? When have you ever been restricted from buying the titles that you want because an indie game was forced upon you instead? Never. And don’t try the random nature of Plus argument… it won’t work. Remember, Plus is an entirely voluntary program, and the random nature of it’s offerings were made clear from day one. You’ve never been deceived. Don’t even try…


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+ PrimeroIncognito on May 13th, 2013 at 10:37 pm said:

One more thing…

A funny little thing I’ve noticed…

Most of the whiners who cry on and on about wanting big budget AAA titles in their IGC collection are the same dorks who turn around and bash people like me for supposedly supporting “Big Evil Sony”. Isn’t that funny?

I’m the guy who buys a lot of indie games, yet somehow I’m a corporate stooge? And you dorks are the ones who only want games that are funded, directed, censored, and controlled by corporate agendas, yet somehow you fancy yourself to be some independent rebel giving the finger to Uncle Sam? You guys are so damn backwards and confused, that I’m actually surprised that you’ve even figured out how to eat with your mouths and crap out your butts rather than trying to do it the other way around.

Good night. :)


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+ SHADOW_NEJI on May 13th, 2013 at 10:43 pm said:

Most useless update i’ve seen on the store


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+ YorlecmNwahs on May 13th, 2013 at 11:01 pm said:

Go to Google

Search “Let’s Get FlatOut Head On PS Vita Compatible”

Click on the first result.

Sign the petition please.

Thank you


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+ SSj4_Ryuk on May 13th, 2013 at 11:11 pm said:

I don’t know the exact process through which games are released on PS+, obviously. That said, it should not be so difficult to represent each genre on a regular basis. I am seeing a lot of Fighting games (it is my second favorite genre) so I would suggest what you probably already know…but how about this? Give us rare games that we cannot really find to buy anyway, like Valkyria Chronicles (eBay is my only option, even GameStop didn’t have it).

Also, concerning PSP games, I do think that they add value to the IGC, but it’s trickier. Giving us the best from PSP would fare better. I’d enjoy Tactics Ogre, for example (Tactical RPGs).

Great job though!


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+ DoobieDoctor5000 on May 13th, 2013 at 11:38 pm said:

I wish I didn’t have a job. I wish I could beat all these free games that PSPlus delivers. I MISS HAVING NOTHING TO DO BUT BEAT FINAL FANTASY GAMES!!

But then if I didn’t have that job, I wouldn’t be able to afford any of these games.

But then again I work three jobs. NO TIME!

I have over 100 games on my PS3. I guess I’m saving up for when I retire at 95. :(

Awesome update by the way. I’m crazy broke and the Metro Discount is VERY tempting. If I buy it, it’s all your fault!


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+ TitleOne on May 13th, 2013 at 11:41 pm said:

Primero,

Yeah none of these games appeal to me even though a ton of people are clearly interested in Knyt Underground and a 20% discount in Metro:Last Light. It must mean that because I do not enjoy these games, then it would stand to reason that it is a lame update, my God.

(sarcasm)

Looks like a certain tool is sure to bring us with his insightful comments like clockwork this week.

You know what? If he’s really is that dense, I’m glad these updates annoy him.

Morgan and team, I don’t know what your formula for adding games to the mix is, but keep it coming. I’ve been loving most updates and if they also happen to annoy a certain user who repeatedly feels to tell everyone how lame the updates are, then its just gravy at that point. :)


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+ DoobieDoctor5000 on May 13th, 2013 at 11:48 pm said:

Also, a few suggestions:

1) PSP games are great for the Instant Game Collection, as the Vita is fully compatible with them. I still pay real money for PSP games. I bought Lunar Silver Star Story a few weeks ago, even though I beat it on PS1 years ago.

2) Please make ALL PSOne Classics Vita-compatible. I want to be able to play Silent Hill in the dark in bed, and fall asleep and have nightmares of killer babies stabbing at me with knives. I want another reason to buy Metal Gear Solid again.

3) This is a long-shot, I know, but isn’t the Vita powerful enough to run PS2 games? The PSP could play PSOne Classics. Why shouldn’t the Vita be able to play PS2 Classics? I’m just sayin’…

4) Postpone the PS4 for at least another five years. The PS3 is just fine as it is, and I literally have over a hundred games for it that I still need to beat. I won’t be able to afford a PS4 for another 10 years anyways. I never afforded my PS3; it was a gift. And I didn’t get it until about 2 years ago. Let Microsoft and Nintendo make their mistakes, and then release the PS4 to blow them all out of the water!


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+ kulitmed on May 14th, 2013 at 12:35 am said:

“Do PSP games add value to the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection?” YES!

YES!… but I believe it would be great if another 3 slots are added to the PSVITA/PSP rotation making it 12 slots instead of 9. At the same time, I think it should be that the PSP games/classics should only replace itself in the rotations.

For example, there are 3 PSP only games in the rotation. Then those 3 should only be replaced by PSP only games so that the VITA games will not suffer.


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+ itsafake21 on May 14th, 2013 at 12:39 am said:

please give us dark cloud 1 and 2, rogue galaxy, and both drakengards, im aware that square enix plays tough game but i think they are willing to give into drakengard but the tougher ones i want from them are of course final fantasy XII, VII Crisis Core, dirge of cerberus, and obviously Kingdom hearts birth by sleep. I will love you guys for ever if you can make atleast half my list come true :)


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+ jcyagami on May 14th, 2013 at 1:40 am said:

Nice stuff this week. I just hope we see more compatible PSP titles for Vita soon. The 20% off Metro is a nice deal to throw in, shame it isn’t for me. Keep on trying to get us more stuff Morgan. I”ll be patiently waiting on Blazblue while I enjoy SleepingDogs.


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+ XCLUSIVE14 on May 14th, 2013 at 2:15 am said:

Well, nothing free on plus this week for me. I already own Knytt, amazing game btw.


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+ whitetiamat1 on May 14th, 2013 at 2:19 am said:

Would really love to see a Mass Effect sale, unless i missed it at an earlier date, or a Record of Agarest War sale, kinda sucks that i paid the full price for Rainbow Moon and it went on sale 2 weeks later -.- and personally i say stop adding PSP games to PS+ (yes i voted), PSP is so outdated, i rather see BETTER PS3 games or PSN games.


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+ nkampy on May 14th, 2013 at 2:29 am said:

Being a PS+ member keeps getting better every week. Anyone that doesn’t have it is really missing out. I hope Sony continues with this wonderful service when the PS4 launches later this year


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+ Sevyne on May 14th, 2013 at 2:40 am said:

I don’t think PSP games being a part of the IGC is a bad thing exactly (I myself was in support of it before they started doing it regularly). I do think it’s overkill to push them on us every single month though. Remember that the Vita is already getting less than the PS3 every month for plus in it’s rotation, so every game feels that much more important. If/when 1 game is a stinker it feels like a major blow against Vita owners that also have plus, so you gotta make that one game count.

As for any folks bashing on the indie games; Some of the best games this gen have been indie titles. They have a lot of heart and have generally been unique experiences. Just because they don’t meet your graphic hungry expectations doesn’t mean they should be so easily dismissed. Step outside of your bubbles for a few moments and give the games a fair shot and I guarantee you won’t be complaining as much about them. The growing indie scene has been a breath of fresh air in an otherwise stale growing industry.


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+ rscayab2064 on May 14th, 2013 at 2:59 am said:

Just wondering what happened on playstation battle all stars? I thought it was supposed to be $17 why it is $39 here in the store?


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+ DonkeyKongKilla on May 14th, 2013 at 3:28 am said:

Thanks Morgan!. I thought it was going to be FarCry3 to do it for me, but I haven’t been on the multiplayer to complete the two boards for my last two trophies on it. People are always quitting half way through or something or they put you half way into it and its randomly selected. It’s a drag to get it. hah.


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+ g051051 on May 14th, 2013 at 4:03 am said:

I sgned up for Plus recently, and have been very disappointed. Selection and convenience aren’t great, but the worst thing is I couldn’t set both my PS3s to use the automatic sync feature. Completely negated the reason I signed up for plus, which was so I could go to either one and just use it without worrying about having to download updates or manually copy saved games back and forth. And the copy/cloud doesn’t work with PS2/PS1 memory card images? I just don’t see the point. Well, you got my money, so I guess that was the point?


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+ xsquealx on May 14th, 2013 at 4:53 am said:

Woot.


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+ DaGimp13 on May 14th, 2013 at 5:21 am said:

@ twiztidlegend

1) Indie Games are subjective to users’ opinion, meaning not everyone loves indies but also that some people do. The fact that you try to mask your distaste for Indie titles as being a “real gamer”, is in itself distasteful as there are many “real gamers” who are into Indie games. realistically, Sony is doing a great job, and no they can’t please you all the time. I’m not saying they shouldn’t step it up, but neither should they bow out of a program and screw over millions of people because you don’t like an Indie game.

2) PS+ is geared not only towards real gamer “adults” such as yourself, but also towards the younger generations. Please try to keep in mind as a “adult” that children like simple games, and that they play too.

3) The reason you can buy a copy (used or not) cheaper in a store then you sometimes can onilne in PS Store is a little thing called “Convenience”. It’s why you can go to WalMart and pay a buck for a 2L of Pepsi, but the conerstore will charge 3 bucks….it’s all depending how far you’re willing to go literally to save an extra buck. welcome to the 21st century my friend!


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+ DaGimp13 on May 14th, 2013 at 5:24 am said:

@Primero

lolz….exact dead on about Indies blocking AAA titles…..after all, BlackOps 2 was SOOOO late in November, it’s all Journey’s fault lmfao


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+ babyboydevil86 on May 14th, 2013 at 7:22 am said:

Hey Morgan

Again this is an awesome month for plus. The monthly update so we know what’s coming out in advance is greatly appreciated. Getting the updates out before 10pm est is always awesome and I have been pleasantly happy about recently :p other then that 1 week..
I know requesting games from you guys is pointless but I would like to see something such as GT5, Heavenly Sword, any Killzone or Uncharted games. Even though I have beat those games except the Killzone series they are Sony exclusives and published by Sony if I remember correctly so I believe they would be great additions to the IGC
P.S maybe the hype of Heavenly Sword making it to the plus could warrant getting trophies for the game or maybe a second game which it more the deserves. Just saying


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+ Hi-Q47-NL on May 14th, 2013 at 7:33 am said:

Seeing that Papo & Yo deal makes me wonder when Papo & Yo will make it onto the European PSN. I can only get the demo.


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+ spuddizzle on May 14th, 2013 at 8:08 am said:

Stop putting things in the vita section that aren’t going to be on the vita so dumb this system is going no where and ps+ isn’t helping there are 4 games that haven’t even been removed since day 1 of plus I guess it’s time to get rid of all the playstation products since they sux


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+ V_A_N_D_I_E_L on May 14th, 2013 at 8:10 am said:

@ Morgan Hey! nice updates this month in psn+ …. really enjoyed Sleeping Dogs and now am ready to try Knytt Underground ( looks really fun )

Keep the good work out there man! plus us is getting better and better now.

P.D: Any chance on june update to see any Bethesda games? ( IGC/Discounts)

Maybe Dishonored/Rage/New Vegas…. =D ( I keep hoping Skyrim makes it to the store one day, and Skyrim legendary edition may be the answer to my prayers… lol )


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+ MrBeatdown on May 14th, 2013 at 8:28 am said:

I would rather not see PSP games, and I only have a PSP. No Vita yet.

But if you’re going to offer them, I can’t just be anything. I don’t see why anyone would be excited for Tekken 6 at this point. It’s old, was better on PS3, and wasn’t even a big deal back when it released.

Give us stuff like Resistance Retribution… something that benefits from the Vita control scheme.

Or offer big name stuff, like GTA Chinatown Wars, or Peace Walker. The games are old, but at least they are great. Nobody wants average old games.


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+ Investor9872 on May 14th, 2013 at 8:34 am said:

I just signed up for the PSN Plus service last week when Sleeping Dogs came out. What a fantastic game, and a great value PSN Plus?

PSN Plus has always been a great value since its inception. I hadn’t signed on until now mainly because I’m an older gamer who likes to own physical copies of games. There weren’t enough HDD space left on my Slim 160 GB hard drive either, but I finally caved in and deleted more games that I wanted to keep on my hard drive off then I wanted to in order to get great games like Sleeping Dogs. I suspect that if Sony wanted to increase the numbers of PSN Plus subscribers before the annual financial meeting, they can easily release more gems like Sleeping Dogs, something along the lines of Dishonored.


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+ CarlsbadCARTEL on May 14th, 2013 at 9:12 am said:

does anybody know if there will be pre order bonuses for grid 2 like at Gamestop or Best Buy?


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+ JoeGoodsnake2 on May 14th, 2013 at 9:38 am said:

Doth mine eyes deceive me?

I can’t believe you’re finally back to your old tricks again, Primero. Why can’t you let a user just voice his opinion? Are you so frustrated with your own life that you find you must come on here and berate other users? Truly unfathomable that you somehow believe that any opinions are not worth being stated.

I haven’t had much to complain about recently because Plus has taken an awesome step towards pleasing its userbase, from monthly updates, to better quality games to significantly better discounts. So for once, I finally agree with you on quality improving.

However, I still hold that individuals that disagree with me are free to do so. This is because I live in the first world, and not in Soviet Russia in the 1980s. So now I only have one question for you:

Why?

Why do you feel the need to bother others? I’ve seen you respond in a friendly manner to others, so I can finally attest that you’re not a troll. So now I’m completely at a loss as to why you are so frustrated and angry.

Can’t you just let people make their statements without being the resident a-hole? Things were just starting to get nice around here without our bloated comments to eachother, too.


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+ DaCaPn0045 on May 14th, 2013 at 11:14 am said:

In June Little Big Planet, Infamous 2, and Ratchet and Clank will be a year old in IGC. Hopefully they’ll roll out some new games at E3, GoW and PSABR!!!!


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+ ArchAngelMai on May 14th, 2013 at 11:32 am said:

@DoobieDoctor5000
Silent Hill is on Vita, I have the PS1 classic installed on my Vita right now. Not sure why people keep saying it isn’t comparable.


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+ Zionine on May 14th, 2013 at 11:46 am said:

Hm.. not sure if this is new.. but I can purchase things on the PSN web portal and then download them on my devices…. Is this a bug? Not recommended? What say you, Mr. Haro?


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+ Zionine on May 14th, 2013 at 11:56 am said:

Rune factory is on there for 30$.. Fun. :)


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+ BiOHAZARD-901- on May 14th, 2013 at 11:58 am said:

I wish Motorstorm Pacific rift or Motorstorm Arctic edge would get the IGC treatment.


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+ TheRealPhattyJ on May 14th, 2013 at 12:05 pm said:

I’m really beginning to wonder why I renewed my Plus subscription. Europe gets Mass Effect 3 a few months ago, and we’ve gotten 3 months of crap.


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+ Redfearn26 on May 14th, 2013 at 12:09 pm said:

Well… I was trying to save my money.. thanks for the aptly timed Metro: Last Light 20% discount. I suppose I should sell myself to make the rent payment. xD


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+ GhostMachine1 on May 14th, 2013 at 12:23 pm said:

I already bought Knit Underground. Add Thomas Was Alone. ;)


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+ SasoriEX on May 14th, 2013 at 2:23 pm said:

well sleepin dogs was a very good game considering i am not very friendly with that genre in games like GTA but it´s fun to play knytt underground seems very cool so i just wait for download it

recommendations???? little big planet kart that will be a very good move for the plus users


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+ SasoriEX on May 14th, 2013 at 2:24 pm said:

soorry for the double post but i forgot to mention blur or split second should be on the list too


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+ x–TkA–x on May 14th, 2013 at 4:50 pm said:

Hey Morgan, great effort in making this a really cool blog, keep it up! it’s good to know the dates when games are leaving. Great choices for content as well; the slection is quite good these days. A while back there i was thinking of going to EU+, but the change has been noticable and fantastic! Thanks!


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+ PrimeroIncognito on May 14th, 2013 at 7:47 pm said:

@ JoeGoodsnake

Dumb. I could ask you the same question, genius.

Why are you letting what I say bother you?

Do you realize how hypocritical your stance is? Why is it cool for people to question Sony, even if they’re rude about it, and we all just have to let it slide, but if someone questions the one who questions Sony, then somehow THAT person is a jerk? Funny how you draw the line at exactly that point…

So when you say, “However, I still hold that individuals that disagree with me are free to do so”, I say… Really? Doesn’t look like it. You’re sure letting me know that you not only disagree with me, but also have a problem with what I’m saying.

I’m not trying to control anyone. Just planting some seeds… food for thought. Ultimately, enhancement is the endgame, not destruction. I’m not the jerk you think I am. I believe in tough love, not treating ignorants like sissies. Otherwise, they’ll remain ignorant and wimpy forever, and that’s bad for everyone.

Can you handle that?


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+ PrimeroIncognito on May 14th, 2013 at 7:56 pm said:

“Things were just starting to get nice around here without our bloated comments to eachother, too.”

If you really feel that way, you just wouldn’t say anything. It takes two, brainiac. Hey, maybe try honesty for a change? You might like it. The narcissist thing has been done to death at this point, ya know?

“I’ve seen you respond in a friendly manner to others, so I can finally attest that you’re not a troll.”

Oh good. Finally. I’ve finally earned my internet pass from JoeGoodsnake, Lord Of The Web. My soul can be at ease now. Phew! I was so worried that “troll” label would follow me around for the rest of my life! I’m glad that got cleared up…

“This is because I live in the first world, and not in Soviet Russia in the 1980s.”

Wow that was a good one… the first time I heard it, that is… about 20 years ago. I’m impressed by your creativity.

:|


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+ rangerfan7187 on May 14th, 2013 at 8:55 pm said:

Hey Morgan, just came by to say that I’m a huge fan of the 20% plus discount for Metro: Last Light. I’d be overjoyed if FUSE got the same treatment!


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+ JoeGoodsnake2 on May 15th, 2013 at 4:36 am said:

@primero

Looks like you’ll never learn. It’s one thing to argue rationally, and another altogether to throw insults the way you do. I can’t be bothered arguing with someone who can’t even form a proper argument without spewing ire everywhere he can. Sad to think you’re trying to “enhance” playstation plus blog by throwing insults at everyone who disagrees with you.

If that’s what makes your life, then enjoy it, Primero. Small pleasures for small people.


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+ Methos1975 on May 15th, 2013 at 7:51 am said:

Can Someone at Sony please let me know why our PS Plus selection sucks so much compared to Europes? I mean really, in the span of six weeks they will of gotten all of this:

-Hitman Absolution
-Catherine
-Malicious
-Thomas Was Alone
-Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
-Demon’s Souls
-ICO HD
-Shadow of the Colossus HD
-Thomas Was Alone (VITA)
-Velocity Ultra HD (VITA)
-Sine Mora (VITA)
-Rayman Origins (VITA)
-Coconut Dodge ReVITAlised HD (VITA)

While we pretty much get crapped on, and receive a anemic selection barely worth noting, where is Hitman, Catherine, KOA, Ico, etc for us? I really am starting to think I will not re-up my subscription to PS Plus, and will instead just create a European account and start up a subscription to their service since its pretty evident that SCEE cares vastly more about the consumer than SCEA does.


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+ igornaweb_BR on May 15th, 2013 at 8:17 am said:

Keep announce monthly update, prioritize vita games in the IGC.


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