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PlayStation Plus Update: BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend Free For Members

Paul Sullivan's Avatar + Posted by Paul Sullivan on May 27, 2013 // Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

Hey PlayStation Plus fans, the first thing you might notice this week is the notable lack of Morgan in this post. Not to worry, he’s taking a quick break as we ramp up to E3, and I’ll be trying to fill his shoes in the meantime. With that sorted, on to the content!

We have two Timed Themes this week that Plus members will want to check out. Vita fans need to also be sure to pick up BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend for free. Beyond that PlayStation Plus members are getting a handful of discounts for PS Vita and PS3 games. Check out the details below!

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May 28th PlayStation Plus Update

PlayStation Plus Update 5-28-2013

Fuse (Timed Trial)

PSN Price: N/A, Free Trial for PS Plus members

Fuse
When a volatile alien energy source called Fuse falls into the wrong hands, the CIA calls in an elite contact team to retrieve it: Overstrike 9. Join up to three friends in co-op play as you deploy lethal teamwork and fringe-tech weapons to take down the rogue paramilitary corporation behind the theft.
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (Timed Trial)

PSN Price: N/A, Free Trial for PS Plus members

Sly Cooper Thieves in Time
Sly Cooper and the whole gang have returned with another epic adventure for the PlayStation 3. The pages of the Thievius Raccoonus are disappearing and Bentley, now keeper of the ancient master Thieves book, must round up the gang and save the Cooper Clan legacy from being destroyed forever.
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend (PS Vita)

Free for PS Plus members (PSN Price: $24.99; PS Plus Price: Free)

Blazblue CSE
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift EXTEND is the definitive version of the Continuum Shift series, which includes character balance tweaks, a new character, Relius Clover, story modes for all previous three DLC characters: Platinum, Makoto, Valkenhayn, new modes, and improved online multiplayer!
Hamilton’s Great Adventure (PS3)

50% Discount for PS Plus members (PSN Price: $4.99; PS Plus Price: $2.50)

Hamiltons Great Adventure
Hamilton’s Great Adventure puts your problem solving and timing skills to the test. Outsmart the enemies, rush through the levels and collect all the bling in this co-op action puzzle game.
Draw Slasher (PS Vita)

30% Discount for PS Plus members (PSN Price: $5.99; PS Plus Price: $4.19)

Draw Slasher
Meet Hanzo. He’s a ninja. While he was training ‘out there’ the Pirate Monkey Zombies™ – stupid, ugly, smelly, rotten and disgusting creatures – kidnapped his family. Take control of his awesome blade and aid him in the quest to free them.
Germinator (PS3)

25% Discount for PS Plus members (PSN Price: $7.99; PS Plus Price: $5.99)

Germinator
Germinator twists the bubble genre, wiping away match-three. Crash germ bubbles into those of the same color to combine, grow and explode into splattering goop. 150 story and puzzle levels, local multiplayer, unlimited arcade mode and crazy multi-colored bubble germ personalities will keep you cleaning house.
Germinator Bundle (PS3 and PS Vita Bundle)

40% Discount for PS Plus members (PSN Price: $9.99; PS Plus Price: $5.99)

Germinator
Germinator twists the bubble genre, wiping away match-three. Crash germ bubbles into those of the same color to combine, grow and explode into splattering goop. 150 story and puzzle levels, local multiplayer, unlimited arcade mode and crazy multi-colored bubble germ personalities will keep you cleaning house. Move controller support adds a messy good time!

Last Chance (Leaving on 6/1)

Instant Game Collection

  • SLEEPING DOGS DIGITAL EDITION

Discounts

  • DARKSTALKERS RESURRECTION + SUPER PUZZLE FIGHTER II (FG BUNDLE)
  • Metro: Last Light Season Pass

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? 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. As Morgan always says, “See you in the comments!”

PlayStation Plus Update 5-28-2013

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+ ElektroDragon on May 27th, 2013 at 11:41 am said:

Nice update BUT can we please get a free dynamic theme once in a while?


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    + Paul Sullivan on May 28th, 2013 at 7:57 am said:

    Nice suggestion! I like it.


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+ jayrabbit on May 27th, 2013 at 11:44 am said:

I love blaz blue, its a shame that this game is going to be downplayed by alot of users due to us getting hit with so many fighter games.


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+ Matticus202 on May 27th, 2013 at 11:45 am said:

Another lacking month for myself, but I do have an idea.
Since playstation seems to like polls to see what we think of their
Monthly updates, why not have a poll to vote on which content will
be released each month. That way we each have a chance at having something
we need/want. I mean we are all paying for this service, we deserve to have a say.


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+ PANTHER1030 on May 27th, 2013 at 11:49 am said:

Plus you are great, Blazblue or Free…Thanks.


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+ saab01 on May 27th, 2013 at 11:50 am said:

A year after the IGC and look at the games we got for PS3 from June 2012 up to June 2013

Super Street Fighter IV
LIttle big planet 2
Pac Man Championship Edition
Demons Souls
Bioshock 2
Re5 Gold
Vanquish
Lora Croft and the guardian of light
The Walking Dead episodes 1 and 2
Sleeping Dogs
Borderlands
Infamous 2
Just Cause 2
Darksiders
Saints row 2
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
Closure
Renegade ops
Dungeon Defenders
NFL blitz
Knytt Underground
Quantum Conundrum
Rochard
The Pinball Arcade
Retro City rampage
Anomanly warzone earth
Joe Danger 2
Mega man 9 and 10
Spec ops the line
KOF 13
Scott Pilgrim vs the world
Starhawk single player
Hardcorps uprising
Guardians of middle earth
Sideway new york
Double dragon neon
The cave
gotham city imposters
Choplifter HD
Ratchet and clank all for one
Warhammer Space marine
Payday the heist
Bloodrayne betrayal
Labrythinh legends
Outland
Malicious
Zombie Apocolypse
Foosball 2012
Zombie tycoon 2


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+ saab01 on May 27th, 2013 at 11:51 am said:

Overall the IGC was the only reason I remained a plus member I was ready to cancel my membership but after seeing the IGC in June I decided to renew. Did I download every game from the IGC this year the answer is no. Overall I would give the whole year IGC a 73 percent rating. Hopefully this upcoming year we can bring it at least in my eyes to a 85 percent rating of good games. I cant wait to see June’s offerings.


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+ PainOfSarrow on May 27th, 2013 at 11:53 am said:

saab01 thatsss itt ? i expected more.


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+ BANDICOOTKING on May 27th, 2013 at 12:04 pm said:

Plz. No more fighters.


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+ purse317 on May 27th, 2013 at 12:08 pm said:

DISCOUNTS GALORE that’s what headline was on the home page did I miss something then here we see just a few pultry discounts and a messed up sorvey lacking the none of the above option.

A new generation is coming guys you have to get it together SONY


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+ pOcHo_OX on May 27th, 2013 at 12:10 pm said:

Great update i was waiting Blazblue psvita, thanks Sullivan.

ames i would like to see next month on PS+ IGC: Catherine(PS3), and The legend of heroes: Trails in the sky (psp/psvita)

Thanks again!


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    + Paul Sullivan on May 28th, 2013 at 7:58 am said:

    You’re welcome! And +1 to Catherine, that was a pretty fun game, and the story was unique enough for me to want to play it a few times to get the different endings.


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+ BigBacon87 on May 27th, 2013 at 12:15 pm said:

Pretty slow week. Whyn would I want a discount on Geminator for PS3 when it was a freebie for Vita last week? I mean its kinda fun and a great fit for Vita but sure seems like a water opportunity to discount something else. I have enough fighters for Vita so unless if it is a fairly small dl I likely won’t even bother as I don’t really care for anything anime. Oh well there is always next month. I wish you guys could give us a somewhat decent heads up on what we will be receiving next month(like the UK Plus service provides its customers), I often won’t buy games during the last week of the month until I know the next months Plus perks anyways and I’m sure there are others like me.


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+ MatheusRuggeri on May 27th, 2013 at 12:29 pm said:

Five days to june and they do not show the games that will be in Instant Collection in the next month.


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+ PrimeroIncognito on May 27th, 2013 at 12:30 pm said:

@saab01

That’s a lot of stuff for $50, don’t you think? Not even factoring in the frequent discounts and the convenient cloud storage.

How could anyone complain?

Sleeping Dogs alone is worth $50. Everything else could be considered bonus items! That’s a lot of content!


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+ StealthBlade98 on May 27th, 2013 at 12:33 pm said:

another disappointing PSN+ update sigh


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+ ArmoredRabbit on May 27th, 2013 at 12:34 pm said:

Okay sony that’s enough Vita fighting games for now. Staph. Hope to see a lot of full games in PS+ next month. It’ll decide whether I re-sub.


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    + Paul Sullivan on May 28th, 2013 at 7:59 am said:

    Noted. Thanks for the feedback


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+ FRott on May 27th, 2013 at 12:38 pm said:

Oh YAAAAAAAY! ANOTHER fighter. I’m about all fighter’d out, thanks. How about some sandbox games?


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+ kdnpdbyninjas on May 27th, 2013 at 12:39 pm said:

I hope more people give Blazblue a chance because it’s free. It’s a great series with tremendous production value. I agree with the sentiments of the majority here that the fighting game genre is fading fast. You don’t have to be a pro to enjoy these games. I enjoy this one in particular just for the art style, animations, and soundtrack.

Even though Playstation Plus offers a wide variety of games for free, i think sports and racing fans still haven’t gotten their due yet. I would also like to see free themes and add-ons once again. In the past when I got certain add-ons for free, I felt inspired to actually pick up the game that they advertised. I always felt it was a great marketing strategy, but maybe that’s just me.


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+ Archaga on May 27th, 2013 at 12:44 pm said:

Are we or are we not getting the Soul Sacrifice DLC tomorrow?


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+ Loco4FourLoko on May 27th, 2013 at 12:49 pm said:

just like last week we probably won’t get a response in this thread or the drop thread, thanks for the support Sony!


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    + Paul Sullivan on May 28th, 2013 at 8:00 am said:

    Nah, I’ll reply. I was just taking the US Holiday off, and Morgan is on vacation. We’re here, but we try to carve out time for our families when we can. :)


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+ punkmusic2009 on May 27th, 2013 at 12:58 pm said:

wasent Germinator already free for vita


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+ PrimeroIncognito on May 27th, 2013 at 1:01 pm said:

@ punkmusic2009

Yep, but it’s the PS3 version that’s on sale here, so it’s NOT the same. People tend to overlook those kinds of things…


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+ geassuser87 on May 27th, 2013 at 1:03 pm said:

Itd be great if we were to get persona 4G next month……


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+ poodude on May 27th, 2013 at 1:05 pm said:

Not much for me this week outside of BlazeBlue. Can’t wait to see what we’re getting next month, though!


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+ BuddhaWrathXXVII on May 27th, 2013 at 1:05 pm said:

why is the free game only for vita? Who @#(*$&king cares about vita! That exact game is out for PS3 console as well, why not just give that one or both? So cheap Sony, so cheap. Not renewing my subscription at this rate.


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+ BuddhaWrathXXVII on May 27th, 2013 at 1:13 pm said:

Sometimes I think Sony is even considering the voice of the people. I bet they have to follow co-operative advertising agreements to only release free games for companies that have a new game coming out, so that consumers always have the new games in their face while playing the old games.

I can’t stress enough how I feel cheated with this subscription service.


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+ DoobieDoctor5000 on May 27th, 2013 at 1:16 pm said:

I guess it’s my turn to hop on the soap box.

Someone said to fix the video store. I must say that I agree 100%. Right now, I keep whatever videos I DL to my Vita backed up on my computer, but if my computer craps out, bye bye videos. Whatever I DL to my PS3 has to STAY on my PS3, taking up space, if I don’t delete it. Luckily I’ve upgraded to a 1TB drive but not everyone has that luxury. The videos really need to be like the games where you can download them again and again. Yes, it would increase bandwidth issues, but that should be a perk of buying a digital version of something that you could otherwise buy at Best Buy and later pawn off to someone else.

Someone else mentioned Heavy Rain and GOW: Ascension. These games are PS3 exclusives. There is NO REASON that they shouldn’t be available for purchase on PSN. No reason at all. Get them up there, stat. More to come…


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+ DoobieDoctor5000 on May 27th, 2013 at 1:16 pm said:

Those complaining about “too many fighting games”… If fighting games aren’t your bag, I understand. But stop saying that all we’re getting are fighting games. How could you forget Zombie Tycoon 2? We just got Germinator. Not only that, two out of the three fighting games were PSP games, not Vita games. Give the complaining a break and just let them know what you really want.

I for one am excited about Blazblue. This will be my first foray into the series. I’ve never tried it because, well, my blackloggery is massive. But I’ve heard nothing but great things about the Blazblue series and I can’t wait to pick it up.

I’d like to see a lot more PSP and PS1 games available in the IGC. On top of that, I’d also appreciate PS2 games finally being thrown into the mix. Just because the games are old doesn’t mean I don’t want to play them. I just don’t have the cash to buy every single game. I would love to get, say, Suikoden for free. Or maybe Fatal Frame or Siren. More to come…


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+ DoobieDoctor5000 on May 27th, 2013 at 1:17 pm said:

PSN REALLY needs to expand its catalogue. I’m amazed that the Star Ocean PSP remakes aren’t available on PSN. If they were, and if they were Vita compatible, I’d pick them up in a HEARTBEAT. It also makes me sad whenever I see a PS3 game is disc exclusive. I like to sit on my behind and be instantly gratified! Make it happen! ;-)

Last but not least, I’m not too excited about this week’s discounts. We’re getting a discount on a game that’s currently in the IGC. And then there are discounts on two other games that I truly have never heard of. I’d prefer you keep the Metro: Last Light discount running rather than bring those in. Just my two cents.

Thanks for all the great work! I’ll be getting Blazblue, and I’m already anxious to see what retail PS3 game is up for next month! #ILovePSPlus !!!! /end


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+ xClayMeow on May 27th, 2013 at 1:22 pm said:

@valoiz3386, you’re probably just bitter because you lack the skills to play puzzle platformers. Knytt is awesome and as Jakintosh said, there’s a lot of depth to it. The environments are gorgeous and the dialog is hilarious. There’s a lot to be discovered if you take the time (and have the skill). Until yesterday, when I checked out Pinball Arcade for an hour, Knytt was the only thing I played on my Vita for two weeks. LOVE IT!


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+ AltairBioshokero on May 27th, 2013 at 1:23 pm said:

Cool update, nothing for me though. I’ve been enjoying Sleeping Dogs, fantastic game! I’m hoping for something as good next month guys, keep up the good work.


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+ klassymike on May 27th, 2013 at 1:23 pm said:

@ BuddhaWrathXXVII

In case you haven’t noticed, the Vita gets their free game at the end of every month, and it has been that way since it was added to the IGC. You haven’t been cheated at all by them getting a free game. I don’t own a Vita either, but I still download the games to my hard drive in the event I do get one in the future. If you’re not satisfied with plus, then don’t re-subscribe, but the majority of plus subscribers feel it is more than worth the money for the amount of content we get.


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+ T3DV0L70L1N4 on May 27th, 2013 at 1:25 pm said:

In response to the survey question, you forgot to leave an option for none of the above. There isn’t really anything worthwhile this week.


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+ veryhoudini11 on May 27th, 2013 at 1:31 pm said:

some of the games most of you guys ask for just makes me surprised that you dont already have them. how the heck do you not already own red dead redemption, arkham city, catherine, heavy rain or the ico team hd collection. those were must buys for my bluray collection, but yes it still would be nice to have them on IGC for teh people that havent bought them yet. Like i already owned demon souls but was glad to see it offered for ps+ members. but i suggest you guys just buy those games because they are all amazing.


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+ CZOOM01 on May 27th, 2013 at 1:39 pm said:

No more fighting games for Vita or PS3 please. Hopefully in June we get Hitman or some other awesome game.


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+ xombii_nation on May 27th, 2013 at 1:52 pm said:

Not too keen on this week’s perks..
May play Blazblue..
No discounts worth my money this week..
Meh 1/5


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+ xombii_nation on May 27th, 2013 at 1:55 pm said:

Sony I do have a request.
Some type of better organization options with digital games/downloaded list
Sucks when I have no way to alphabetize 136 games in my PS3 folder.
Plus having no way to filter thru a DL list of 700 is a bother..
Just my two cents, I guess.


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+ Kevvik on May 27th, 2013 at 1:59 pm said:

Here’s hoping we get a good June with E3 coming but I’m not holding my breath. I understand keeping LBP2, Ratchet All4One, and Infamous 2 since they use them on boxes as advertising.

However, we lost two full games this month to get one and it seems like the best ones disappear fastest (Demon Souls – 1 month, Sleeping Dogs – 1 month, Vanquish…still here). And they KEEP throwing fighting games at us (seriously?). Disgaea 3 was a pleasant change but we need more.

I have to agree with those who compare EU offers to NA. The selection has at least given us generally 1 good game a month (which will most assuredly depart the following month as quickly as possible) but that still pales to the EU selection. As well, the PSN titles often leave much to be desired (though The Cave is an excellent game but the pinball is just a garbage dump which hopes we blow cash on the season 1 package).


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+ vladiator011 on May 27th, 2013 at 2:00 pm said:

hmm nothing interesting other then blazblue. Would love if we got more free games like sleeping dogs and infamous 2


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+ Splathew on May 27th, 2013 at 2:00 pm said:

I don’t own or care about the Vita so nothing for me this week.


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+ thebombdrop on May 27th, 2013 at 2:11 pm said:

please put ninja gaiden sigma plus back in the insant game collection! I missed the deal :’(


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+ that-acmilan-guy on May 27th, 2013 at 2:11 pm said:

Don’t worry guys, there is a reason why the update is lacking (apart from being the end of the month): Hint: Last year’s E3.


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+ PainOfSarrow on May 27th, 2013 at 2:18 pm said:

veryhoudini11 exactly i dont understand that aswell. how the hell they dont already have those amazing games from the start is beyond me. why wait yearsss for them to go in the instant game collection when you can get them NOW Dirt cheap on amazon or elsewere.


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+ klassymike on May 27th, 2013 at 2:20 pm said:

@thebombdrop

Don’t hold your breath. I’ve never seen a game leave the IGC and return for a second time. Your best bet is to just buy it.


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+ Seiji_Mad_Dog on May 27th, 2013 at 2:29 pm said:

It’s hard to please these people, huh?
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend is a great game, thank you for adding to the instant collection. Too bad that I already have it, but at least more people can get to know it. I just wish that they could make the game smaller, 3GB it’s a bit too much for a fighting game.


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+ Jisatsu_Kiddo on May 27th, 2013 at 2:35 pm said:

Sigh, vita killing ps+ one update at a time…
Hope the ps4 plus doesn’t suffer like it has as of late.


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+ Ghostwize on May 27th, 2013 at 2:47 pm said:

I love timed themes!!! :D


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+ OneMoreVillain on May 27th, 2013 at 2:51 pm said:

Fun fact: Europe will be getting the same Germinator discount next month except they won’t lose a slot in the IGC promoting it.

Sleeping Dogs had fun diverse missions and probably some of the best acting cast I’ve seen in a game.

Knytt Underground’s jump is just to broken for me. I am sure they did this for some purpose (Maybe not, it has been on sale 5 or 6 times so could really be broken) but for now I just can’t get into it having to be so tedious with the loose, frantic, and some how slippery on solid ground jumps.

Pinball Arcade is great and has consumed much of my free time since it was given. Theatre of Magic is my favorite table out of the free ones, definitely getting the season pass for future enjoyment since the four offered are just brimming with replay value.

I don’t own a Vita yet but I enjoy the Blazblue Series so I am sure it is great addition.

I can’t help but feel Knytt Underground really ruined this month for me from being great to just feeling decent., I would have preferred getting Germinator as our other cross play game. Though if I had a Vita, this would be a great month all things included. (I see what you did there SONY, time is nearing to get a Vita.)


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+ DelMurice on May 27th, 2013 at 3:02 pm said:

Bah . . . . . . yeah, just bah


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+ tusunami on May 27th, 2013 at 3:09 pm said:

It’s good to see more PS Vita games for PS Plus members touché!!!!!!!!


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+ KanakanaKo_Exia on May 27th, 2013 at 3:10 pm said:

BLAZBLUEEEE!!!

I already bought the game and platinum-ed it but I sure am still excited of getting it again!
ArkSys provides the BEST fighting game experience!
The only fighting games with a story worth telling taht doesn’t surround a fighting tournament cliche route is always welcome!


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