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PlayStation Plus: Germinator & Pinball Arcade Free, Gamestop PS Plus Deal

Morgan Haro's Avatar + Posted by Morgan Haro on May 20, 2013 // Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

Before we jump into the gaming content for PlayStation Plus this week, we wanted to let you guys in on a deal we’ve got cooking for new or existing PS Plus members.

Exclusively in GameStop stores, buy a 1 year PS Plus membership and get $10 in PSN cash to use on the PlayStation Store! You’ll get it right when you buy the 1 year Plus membership at GameStop; how’s that for instant gratification? You have until June 20th June 2nd to take advantage of this deal. So whether you’ve been thinking about checking out PS Plus, or are an Instant Game Collection vet, you’ll want to hop on this deal.

With that said, we’ve got a ton of stuff to cover this week including two (two!) games coming to the Instant Game Collection: the addictive puzzler Germinator, and the wonderful pinball experience that is Pinball Arcade. You’ll also find new Ultimate Editions on sale, which deliver complete editions of big titles you may have missed with all of their DLC at a reduced price; especially so for PlayStation Plus members. So let’s get right to it!

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May 21st PlayStation Plus Update

Germinator (PS Vita)

PSN Price: $9.99, Free for PS Plus members

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Germinator twists the bubble genre, wiping away old school match-three games. Crash germ bubbles into those of the same color. Combine and grow them until they explode in a splattering goop. Trigger power-ups to pop them all and mess up the screen. Timing and accuracy are the keys to solving puzzles and preventing the germs from rising too high. It’s a great title for all ages, and will be downloadable free in PlayStation Plus later this month.
Pinball Arcade (PS3, PS Vita, Cross-Buy Enabled)

PSN Price: $9.99, Free for PS Plus members

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It’s pinball action on the go with Pinball Arcade on PS Vita. You’ll find great pinball tables like Tales of the Arabian Nights, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Theatre of Magic, and Black Hole available from within the game. There are additional tables available to download too if you’re looking to augment your Pinball Arcade experience.
Metro: Last Light Season Pass (PS3)

25% Discount for PS Plus members (PSN Price: $14.99; PS Plus Price: $11.24)

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Season Pass is for the true Metro fan. It is a discounted pre-payment for future Metro downloadable content. With its purchase you will receive The Faction Pack, The Tower Pack, The Developer Pack, and The Chronicles Pack.
Darkstalkers Resurrection + Super Puzzle Fighter II (PS3)

30% Discount for PS Plus members (PSN Price: $14.99; PS Plus Price: $10.49)

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For a limited time, purchase Darkstalkers Resurrection and receive Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix for free! Darkstalkers Resurrection includes two games – Night Warriors: Darkstalkers Revenge and Darkstalkers 3. These feature classic gameplay, unique characters, HD visual modes, online play with 8-player lobbies, YouTube replay sharing, improved challenge modes, unlockable extras and more. Embrace the dark!
Men’s Room Mayhem (PS Vita)

30% Discount for PS Plus members (PSN Price: $1.39; PS Plus Price: $0.97)

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In Men’s Room Mayhem you’re hired as the janitor of your very own chaotic men’s room. You’re responsible for directing patrons, keeping everywhere sparkling clean and steering patrons away from trouble. You need to get your customers safely to the urinals and cubicles in time – otherwise there’ll be a few nasty accidents for you to clean up! Avoid fights by strategically steering patrons past each other with pinpoint precision, but be careful, as the waves increase the patrons pile up fast.
PlayStation Plus Update 5-21-2013

Ultimate Deals (P3 Full Games and Add-Ons)

Up to 75% Off for PS Plus members

The PlayStation Store is bringing you exclusive Ultimate Editions of some of the biggest games around. We’re bundling terrific PS3 Full Games with all of their DLC and offering these Ultimate Editions at great prices with even bigger discounts for PlayStation Plus members! There is truly no better time to beef up your game collection. Get it all with newly released Ultimate Editions, only on the PlayStation Store. (Note: If you have the single player version of Starhawk from the Instant Game Collection, you’ll still be able to download the Starhawk bundle to have access to all of the contents of the bundle.)

Discounts

Game Title Total Value Sale Price PS Plus Price
Assassin’s Creed III – Ultimate Edition $87.93 $69.99 $62.99
Batman: Arkham City – Ultimate Edition $57.95 $28.99 $23.19
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – Ultimate Edition Bundle $99.99 $69.99 $62.99
DmC Devil May Cry – Ultimate Edition $74.96 $52.49 $47.24
Max Payne 3 – Ultimate Edition $69.99 $29.99 $20.99
Starhawk – Ultimate Edition $66.83 $23.49 $16.44
Far Cry 3 – Ultimate Edition $69.98 $55.99 $50.39
Persona 4 Arena – Ultimate Edition $59.91 $39.99 $27.99
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – Ultimate Edition $90.91 $63.99 $44.79
Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron (Ultimate Edition Bundle) $89.99 $62.99 $56.69

Last Chance (Leaving on 5/28)

Instant Game Collection

ZOMBIE TYCOON II: BRAINHOV’S REVENGE

Discounts
GRID 2
Metro: Last Light
ASSASSIN’S CREED III ULTIMATE EDITION
BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY ULTIMATE EDITION
CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 3 (ULTIMATE EDITION BUNDLE)
DMC DEVIL MAY CRY ULTIMATE EDITION
MAX PAYNE 3 ULTIMATE EDITION
STARHAWK ULTIMATE EDITION
FAR CRY 3 ULTIMATE EDITION
PERSONA 4 ARENA ULTIMATE EDITION
METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE – ULTIMATE EDITION
TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON (ULTIMATE EDITION BUNDLE)

You’ll find all the content detailed above with their Plus benefits active when the PlayStation Store updates on 5/21.

So tell us, what are you most excited for this week? 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. Also, I’ll be out for the next couple weeks, but my good buddy and fellow Community Manager Paul Sullivan will be bringing you all the Plus news while I’m out. See you in the comments!

PlayStation Plus Update 5-21-2013

//Add Your Own

188 Comments

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+ Zionine on May 20th, 2013 at 11:55 am said:

Mmm… Yummy. I’ll take Germinator and Pinball… maybe P4A and DMC…. :D :D :D
Glad to see PS Plus getting lots of love.


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+ zingakun on May 20th, 2013 at 11:58 am said:

Hey Morgan, I hope you’re alright and come back soon.

Welcome, Paul Sullivan!


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+ Antil000 on May 20th, 2013 at 11:59 am said:

hi morgan,
is there a problem in the ultimate sales cause it says 75% of but none of them is 75% so what is going pls reply
thx


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+ Squiggle55 on May 20th, 2013 at 12:01 pm said:

@morgan Trying hard to get publishers to offer DLC on sale for a week alongside a new PS+ game (for example: Pinball Arcade) would be a really nice little perk for people that might already own the free game being offered.


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+ Mando44646 on May 20th, 2013 at 12:04 pm said:

@53 that is because PSN doesnt update until Tuesday evenings every week :)


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+ Cardenjs on May 20th, 2013 at 12:07 pm said:

The deals are probably the best part of PS+, this will be the 4th and 5th times I’ve traded a physical copy of a game in and bought the Digital Version on sale. Sometimes I spend a little more in the end, but its worth it.


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+ El_Borracho_CGT on May 20th, 2013 at 12:09 pm said:

Batman AC is $16.23 on amazon, what is the offer?


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+ El_Borracho_CGT on May 20th, 2013 at 12:16 pm said:

Assassin’s Creed III cost $30 and the season pass cost $30, what is the discount?, the same with batman ac, the game cost $16.23 GOTY on amazon


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+ RulitoCR on May 20th, 2013 at 12:20 pm said:

Best thing on this week… the poll about our thoughts on the current games of the IGC!!


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+ tusunami on May 20th, 2013 at 12:21 pm said:

Gotta see about this PS Plus deal from GameStop, but as far as the deals super!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ Zionine on May 20th, 2013 at 12:29 pm said:

@53 Antil00,
That was referring to Starhawk I believe… 75% of 67$ is around 50$. So it’s priced at ~17$


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+ dustgrinder on May 20th, 2013 at 12:29 pm said:

Nice update Morgan.

I was just wondering if there are going to be any T rated shooters or adventure games soon. Also, it seems like we are getting a lot of puzzle games (Germinator, Closure, The Cave, Knytt Underground), so I was wondering if psn could maybe give some other games that aren’t puzzle and are not super violent like maybe Call of Duty Classic or Battlefield: Bad Company 2.

Thanks anyways for the cool update!

p.s. I love Sleeping Dogs so much that I don’t want to play Call of Duty BO2 as much. I also bought the Year of the Snake add on and 4 others :)


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+ tbm0987 on May 20th, 2013 at 12:30 pm said:

force unleashed 2 would be nice……. next month????


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+ IIL0YDII on May 20th, 2013 at 12:31 pm said:

This update sucks!


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+ fede01_8 on May 20th, 2013 at 12:32 pm said:

i remember last year Infamous got its Ultimate Edition and then weeks later it was free on the IGC and everyone got mad, remember that?
Please promise it won’t happen again this time. I’m gonna buy Max Payne 3. It better not join the IGC cause that will be $20 that i won’t spend on a 3 months on PS+


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+ Airwalkinman17 on May 20th, 2013 at 12:36 pm said:

Going all in on Men’s Room Mayhem!


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+ Ryumoau on May 20th, 2013 at 12:37 pm said:

sigh…. well at least they new poll asks our opinion on the current roster of games on IGC. There were only 4 games that made it on the satisfied list.


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+ IIL0YDII on May 20th, 2013 at 12:37 pm said:

LMAO at “Sales up to 75%”


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+ Vcheese on May 20th, 2013 at 12:38 pm said:

Damn, i just renew my 1 year subcription 2 weeks ago. :( On the other hand, thaks a lot for germinator and the persona 4 arena discount. Still crossing fingers for Catherine next month for the IGC. :)


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+ dsanders787 on May 20th, 2013 at 12:47 pm said:

Thanks for all these games I really do enjoy all these great games. I would however like to make a few suggestions for future PS+ games :

Uncharted
Killzone
Kingdoms of Amalur
Hitman
Red Dead

I would be happy with discounts on these games.

Thanks so much for all that playstation does to please us as your loyal fans.


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+ snakeeyes211 on May 20th, 2013 at 12:47 pm said:

ultimate deals are all overpriced!
I’m sorry to say people do some research you could find your games a lot cheaper. The games are being overpriced so it seems like if you’re actually getting a deal when you’re not :-(
Shame on you Sony :-/


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+ ossiecastro5 on May 20th, 2013 at 12:48 pm said:

Hmmm, based from the second survey, will Infamous 2, LittleBigPlanet 2, and Ratchet and Clank All 4 One finally go? It would be good if they can be replaced with PS3 games matched with the same prestige as the 3 games the’re replacing.


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+ duke301 on May 20th, 2013 at 12:51 pm said:

I was really hoping for a sale on the Pinball Arcade DLC as I haven’t picked up any of the extra tables yet. However, Germinator looks pretty good. Other than that, there is really nothing else there for me this week. I can certainly do with another money-saver. That Spring Fever sale really cleaned me out!


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+ Zionine on May 20th, 2013 at 1:04 pm said:

@71.. I suppose..?
Maybe if you purchase used.
You can’t beat these deals though if you want to support the developers as well as Sony.

These products and their DLC… Great deal. The DLC is definitely the selling point here.. I wanted DMC for a while but I almost never get DLC for games because they feel like they cost too much. It’s a great idea. Thanks once again Sony.


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+ carlpain on May 20th, 2013 at 1:08 pm said:

I was going to buy Darkstalkers Resurrection a couple of weeks ago. Glad I didn’t do it. Now I can buy it with a discount.
Side Note: I still need to buy Manhunt.


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+ TwinDad on May 20th, 2013 at 1:09 pm said:

The last poll is for your level of like on all the games in the IGC. If you do or do not like something now is your chance to take the poll and let them know.


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+ carlpain on May 20th, 2013 at 1:11 pm said:

People like @53 are the reason of why I prefer to get the updates when they are already out and not before. It is cool to know what to expect the day before, but this will get soooooooo many comments about the “delay” of the update.


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+ Zanir9x on May 20th, 2013 at 1:19 pm said:

@ Gorvi -> You’re correct, but sometimes @Morgan reply to the users that will contact to the publishers as well :D so giving a try on here too. (Playstation Blog)

Also I sent some twitter and FB to Square-Enix Members, and Playstation to put on PSN as well… So I’m shooting in all the directions so maybe one bullet can reach the objective ;) and see soon many of them on the PSN ;)

Even in fact… I really want the FFXII and VP2-Silmeria

Regards!


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+ Kalysm on May 20th, 2013 at 1:19 pm said:

I appreciate the effort in these sales, but the only one I’m interested in isn’t a good deal at all. Arkham City GOTY is 16 bucks on Amazon right now. If both contain all of the DLC, and I can get an actual disc with Amazon, what is the benefit of spending 7 bucks more other than the immediate satisfaction? This is especially true considering that I paid for a PS Plus subscription for access to this PSN deal int he first place :l


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+ LDemonicI on May 20th, 2013 at 1:27 pm said:

Enjoy the new igc games but the “Deals” are really bad.


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+ Ryumoau on May 20th, 2013 at 1:31 pm said:

@46 i agree. Its a shame we can’t get a real sale like Europe had with the Witches and Knight Sale. :(


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+ Dafreakzo on May 20th, 2013 at 1:36 pm said:

I love the fact that Germinator is coming to PS+ for free! It is a very addictive game, make sure to check out the review to get a feel for it!

http://tbreakingp.com/game-reviews-germinator-warning-might-cause-too-much-fun-andor-addiction/


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+ Rezolution77 on May 20th, 2013 at 1:52 pm said:

Great idea about the $10.00 credit.

Why have to go through Gamestop at all though,
and not just direct through PSN?

Stop supporting game trading companies,
and just price reasonably.

It is simple.

Yes they buy all your games, but why not discourage middlemen?

When really the players are the actual ones buying them.


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+ Digital-Big-Boss on May 20th, 2013 at 1:53 pm said:

Men’s Room Mayhem (PS Vita)

30% Discount for PS Plus members (PSN Price: $1.39; PS Plus Price: $0.97)

You guys really know how to give us a good value for PS+


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+ paulokazii on May 20th, 2013 at 1:53 pm said:

Hey, if you keep giving us shi**y games,at least give us good discounts on new games and old games.How come we get trash games and EU PS+ subscribers get new and good games?Let’s see what EU subscribers get this month :
Entering PS Plus in June:
29th May: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
29th May: ICO and Shadow of the Colossus HD Collection
29th May: Demon’s Souls
5th June: Rayman Origins PS Vita
5th June: Coconut Dodge Revitalised PS Vita
And what do we get?Garbage games,that’s what we get .IF YOU CAN’T GIVE US THE SAME GAMES,THEN GIVE US GREAT DISCOUNTS ON NEW AND OLD GAMES!


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+ enriquev82 on May 20th, 2013 at 1:56 pm said:

I have a Korean ps3. Anyone know if the digital version of Persona 4 Arena has the region block? I couldn’t buy the American disc because its locked. Would love to finally play it and for such a great price.


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+ USCCM on May 20th, 2013 at 1:58 pm said:

Did anyone notice how excited Morgan was when he said ‘two (two!)”…

…as if it was a really big deal…

Should have secured a Day 1 discount for RE: Revelations.

And is it just me or does anyone else find the prices for the Ultimate Bundles amazingly unjustifiable and unrealistically sky high?

Take a lesson from Steam on how to organize a sale.

Or look closer and take a lesson from the EU team.

Ni No Kuni at GBP18 for Plus member. And here I am paying $47.24 for DmC?

Pffft!


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+ gearhead32 on May 20th, 2013 at 1:59 pm said:

good PS+ update


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+ xCh0z3n-0n3x on May 20th, 2013 at 2:00 pm said:

I’ll be picking up Mens Room Mayhem…it looks sooo fun and the type of game i wanted for Vita.


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+ USCCM on May 20th, 2013 at 2:00 pm said:

Oh yea, EU PS+ is getting ICO and Shadow of the Colossus HD as well.

That’s two (TWO!) games but they still count it as one (ONE!) game in the PS+ rotation for the month of June.

PFFFTTTTTT!!!


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+ chavez1138 on May 20th, 2013 at 2:03 pm said:

Hope we get Catherine next month, it’s not a game I would buy but would love to give it a chance if it were in IGC


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+ BlueBl1zzard on May 20th, 2013 at 2:07 pm said:

hmmm….so with this latest promotion, I’m again assuming PS Plus will be supported by the PS4?

And here’s to hoping our digital content, free and otherwise, will carry over to PS4 as well…..


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+ The_Dukenator on May 20th, 2013 at 2:12 pm said:

@24 Burnout Paradise saves from disc and ps store are not compatible.
RE5 Gold came to plus last Dec or earlier.
Skyrim is coming out with a Legendary Edition soon.

All other games are no dice.

@1 community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-General/God-of-War-1-amp-2-HD-Free-for-Plus-members-STORE-ERROR-FIXED/td-p/40322839

Morgan said nothing set in slate for them being on IGC.

@45 I bought a year of PS+ back in March 2013. I’m not too bother by PS4, since I’ll be using PS3 next year.

@84 Demon’s Souls left Plus May 7, 2013. Pay attention next time.


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+ The_Dukenator on May 20th, 2013 at 2:14 pm said:

From US Blog:
Leaving PS Plus In May

May 7th – Demon’s Souls
May 14th – Mega Man 9 & 10 Combo Pack
May 21st – Tekken 6 PSP
May 21st – Darksiders
May 28th – Zombie Tycoon 2

Entering PS Plus in May(in no particular order)

Sleeping Dogs (PS3)
Knytt Underground (PS3, PS Vita – Cross Buy Enabled)
Germinator (PS Vita)
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift EXTEND (PS Vita)
Pinball Arcade (PS3)


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+ scataraman on May 20th, 2013 at 2:24 pm said:

Does the buy 1 year of PS+ get 10 dollars SEN credit still apply if the card is bought from a Canadian EB Games?


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+ klassymike on May 20th, 2013 at 2:40 pm said:

Not at all impressed with the so called “Amazing discounts” the blogcast claimed would be hitting PSN tomorrow. The prices are still way over priced even with the discounts.


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+ Rene_Led on May 20th, 2013 at 2:42 pm said:

How about if I can buy 1year PS+ subscription for 40$ in the PStore? :D


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+ EmoryM on May 20th, 2013 at 2:45 pm said:

Will there be any new PS+ information presented at E3?

The PS+ logo was in one of the slides from the PS4 reveal but before I go buying 1+ additional years, I’d like to know what PS+ is going to look like next year.


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+ jasonstreet on May 20th, 2013 at 2:48 pm said:

I would just like to know if we will actually learn what our June monthly list of games is on Monday the 3rd of June or if your going to make us wait till E3 to find out what the June list is. Is there any chance you could tell us if there will be an update for the week before E3 or if we have to sit in wait. I’m not asking what games or specials just if we will be given info at all or have to sit in the dark?


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+ The_Dukenator on May 20th, 2013 at 2:49 pm said:

@97 E3? I remember PS Home had a E3 2012 Space last year, which had a PS Plus bag in it. It was available to all users, not just limited to Plus only.


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