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PlayStation Plus: Battlefield 3 Free for Members, Summer Blast Discounts

Morgan Haro's Avatar + Posted by Morgan Haro on Jul 01, 2013 // Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

It’s July! That means summer! Sun! But we must be careful and enjoy those things in moderation, because… videogames. They need playing. And this month, PlayStation Plus is bringing plenty of content as part of the Instant Game Collection; which means free games as part of your PS Plus membership, not to mention discounts galore on fantastic content throughout the PlayStation Store.

Battlefield 3 is leading the way this month and will be free to download for PS Plus members starting with the 7/2 PS Store update. You’ll also find some truly great savings with this year’s two week long Summer Blast 2013 sale! Read on to learn more about what’s coming in July, as well as the deals in the PlayStation Store this week.

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July Preview

The following games are slated to be free to PS Plus members through the Instant Game Collection in the month of July.



Battlefield 3 (PS3)

PSN Price: $39.99, Free for PS Plus members

Battlefield 3
In Battlefield 3, players will step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines. They will experience heart-pounding single player missions and competitive multiplayer action ranging across diverse locations from around the globe. Powered by the innovative technology of Frostbite 2, Battlefield 3 takes first person shooters to a whole new level.
Metal Slug XX (PSP, Compatible on PS Vita)

PSN Price: $19.99, Free for PS Plus members

Metal Slug XX
The excitement of the arcade comes to your PSP system with the series’ uncompromisingly crazy “run-and-gun” gameplay and a 2-player ad hoc mode that lets you and a friend take on the challenge together! After General Morden is defeated and captured, a mysterious army arrives from the future to save him. They reveal themselves to be Morden’s Army from the future, and their goal is to provide their future leader with special advanced weaponry to take on his enemies in the present. Classic characters Marco, Tarma, Fio, Eri, Ralf, and Clark return once again to take on General Morden and his new and improved Rebel Army.
Jet Set Radio (PS3)

PSN Price: $9.99, Free for PS Plus members

Jet Set Radio
Tag, grind, and trick to the beat in SEGA’s hit game Jet Set Radio! Fight for control of Tokyo-to, mark your turf with graffiti, tag walls, billboards, and even rival gang members! Perform tricks and flips on magnetically driven in-line skates, but watch out for the local police force!
Dokuro (PS Vita)

PSN Price: $13.99, Free for PS Plus members

Dokuro
Dokuro is a stoic, little skeleton who is a mere peon in the Dark Lord’s army. One fateful day he witnesses his master returning with a helplessly abducted Princess he intends to force into marriage. At once smitten by her plight, Dokuro resolves to free her from the Dark Lord’s treacherous, monster-infested castle. Along the way, he happens upon a mystical blue potion with the power to transform him into a dashing Hero tragically, this is the only time the Princess can witness his noble endeavors.
Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee HD (PS3)

PSN Price: $9.99, Free for PS Plus members

Oddworld Munchs Oddysee
It’s up to you to help guide Munch in efforts to rescue fellow test creatures. These critters will be forever loyal to Munch and in turn enable his escape . Once free, Munch teams up with Abe and together they are guided by the wisdom of the Almighty Raisin. They are informed as to how to accomplish their goals, but in order to do so, they must work together. For Munch, his dream is to bring back his species from the brink of extinction. For Abe, it is to rescue his Mudokon buddies.

Leaving PS Plus In July

  • July 2nd – Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • July 9th – Joe Danger 2 The Movie
  • July 16rd – The Cave
  • July 23rd – Germinator
  • July 30th – Zero’s Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward

Entering PS Plus in July (in no particular order)

  • Battlefield 3 (PS3)
  • Metal Slug XX (PSP, Compatible on PS Vita)
  • Jet Set Radio (PS3)
  • Dokuro (PS Vita)
  • Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee HD (PS3)

Remember, check back every Monday to learn when Metal Slug XX (PSP, Compatible on PS Vita)
Jet Set Radio (PS3), Dokuro (PS Vita), and Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee HD (PS3) are arriving to PS Plus members. You’ll also find more discounts and other exclusives that we weren’t able to detail here just yet. Remember the month preview is subject to change.

PlayStation Plus Update 7-2-2013

July 2nd PlayStation Plus Update

Battlefield 3 (PS3)

PSN Price: $39.99, Free for PS Plus members

Battlefield 3
In Battlefield 3, players will step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines. They will experience heart-pounding single player missions and competitive multiplayer action ranging across diverse locations from around the globe. Powered by the innovative technology of Frostbite 2, Battlefield 3 takes first person shooters to a whole new level.
Summer Blast 2013 Sale (PS3)

Various Discounts

Summer Blast Sale
Summer Blast 2013 is a two week event where we’ll be bringing you some of the best deals in gaming. Take a look at this list, and tell me there’s not ONE game on there that you won’t be picking up at those prices. Go ahead, I dare you. If not this week, we’ll have more games to pick up in the second week of Summer Blast 2013. This sale offers discounts to all PSN, but PS Plus members get the edge in discounts for this one.

Discounts

Game Title Normal Price Sale Price PS Plus Price
Call Of Duty: Black Ops II $59.99 $41.99 $37.79
The Amazing Spider-Man $49.99 $29.99 $20.99
Batman: Arkham Asylum $19.99 $9.99 $5.00
The Lord Of The Rings: Aragorn’s Quest $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Mortal Kombat PS Vita $19.99 $9.99 $5.00
Mortal Kombat $19.99 $9.99 $5.00
Prince Of Persia: The Forgotten Sands $19.99 $7.99 $4.00
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game $9.99 $3.99 $2.00
Shadow Of The Colossus $19.99 $7.99 $5.00
Ratchet & Clank Collection $29.99 $14.99 $7.50

Last Chance (Leaving on 7/9)

Instant Game Collection
Joe Danger 2: The Movie

Discounts
Creat Studios Summer Survival Pack
Pool Nation
Hydrophobia: Prophecy
Call Of Duty: Black Ops II
The Amazing Spider-Man
Batman: Arkham Asylum
The Lord Of The Rings: Aragorn’s Quest
Mortal Kombat Ps Vita
Mortal Kombat
Prince Of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game
Shadow Of The Colossus
Ratchet & Clank Collection

PlayStation Plus Update 7-2-2013

Thanks for reading this week’s update along with the month outlook. Got more questions on Plus? Leave your comments 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!

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+ Viewtiful_Gene on July 1st, 2013 at 2:45 pm said:

What an awful month.


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    + Morgan Haro on July 1st, 2013 at 2:49 pm said:

    What about it don’t you like? What titles would you prefer? Let us know. The more specific you can get with your feedback, the better we’re equipped to address them. Thanks!


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+ joaryche on July 1st, 2013 at 2:45 pm said:

happy about dokuru, oddworld and BF3.
Sony needs to take a hard look at the prices on the PSP games. There are a lot in there that are just not worth MSRP anymore.
Also, I still would like to have the ability use the UMD Passport Service to add my 50+ PSP games to the Vita.
Come On Show the Vita Some Love (and perhaps sell a few for those stragglers who have a PSP but not a Vita).


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+ aceofshank027 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:45 pm said:

excellent!! thank you Morgan!! even if the content isnt something im intersted in, your giving great games out and the discounts are great!!! now come up with the tech so i can give you a hi five via internet because you deserve one!!


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    + Morgan Haro on July 1st, 2013 at 2:49 pm said:

    comment high five!


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+ Transporter47 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:45 pm said:

I think you guys should change Jet Set Radio since it was already free.


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+ kamikazetomatoes on July 1st, 2013 at 2:45 pm said:

Never played Battlefield 3. Hope it’s good, I’d like to try it out.


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+ Darkthorn77 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:46 pm said:

Lots of great games this month for IGC and for the Summer Blast discounts. This month alone just payed for my plus subscription. Thanks


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+ thelookey6 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:46 pm said:

so can we get vita games and not psp games


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+ megatron1984 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:46 pm said:

I like the sale thats been offered but the psn plus has been lacking lately.


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    + Morgan Haro on July 1st, 2013 at 2:50 pm said:

    How would you want to see PS Plus gets better? Is it the content being offered? What changes would you make to PS Plus that would improve it in your eyes? Telling us it’s lacking is one thing, but offering up ways to make it not lacking in your book would be super helpful. Thanks!


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+ Ryumoau on July 1st, 2013 at 2:47 pm said:

@90 i forgot i heard that the new walking dead comes out tomorrow. That seems to be the only thing good this week.


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+ whitepony02027 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:47 pm said:

will there be a refresh to the Vita evergreen IGC like there was for the PS3? I loved Uncharted and Gravity Rush, and now i’m ready for some other AAA titles in those slots. (Little Big Planet hint hint)


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+ lm239 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:48 pm said:

I’m also disappointed in Battlefield 3 being the game of the month. Seeing as I bought it last year. But am definitely excited for the summer sale and the rest of the free games. So thank you.


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+ One87donkyJunk on July 1st, 2013 at 2:49 pm said:

Been playing BF3 for 2 years, and the campaign isn’t worth spit. The rest of the titles are trash. Was hoping for a decent AAA single player game. Can’t ya get us some Dragon’s Dogma, Max Payne 3, Dead Space 2, or something. Not trying to come off mean, but your really only giving us the bare bones BF3 right before BF4 comes out.


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+ purse317 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:49 pm said:

I’m a Sony fanboy but I have to say the Microsoft summer sale game list blows Sony’s list out the water. Remember the goal is to win gamers hearts and minds in preparation for the ps4


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+ brianrubin on July 1st, 2013 at 2:49 pm said:

Wow, great line up, especially Metal Slug. As a new PS+ member AND Vita owner, I couldn’t be happier.


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+ steadydecline on July 1st, 2013 at 2:49 pm said:

ehhh at least i dont have to put the bf3 disc in the console anymore


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+ DeathKiller49 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:50 pm said:

Looks like Morgan looked over my comment it seems. Looks like I won’t get my question answered. :(


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    + Morgan Haro on July 1st, 2013 at 2:52 pm said:

    i just did


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+ thelookey6 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:51 pm said:

so can we get real vita games and not psp games. if we wanted psp games we would buy/use our psp


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+ RulitoCR on July 1st, 2013 at 2:51 pm said:

I’m not into shooters but I will try BF3, Jet Set looks interesting and the one from Oddworld I played the demo and was pretty meeeh….

In the other hand I will be picking Prince Of Persia: The Forgotten Sands and Shadow Of The Colossus… and maaaybe The Amazing Spider-Man!!


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+ Randc7 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:51 pm said:

very little love for Vita. Dokuro is a great game, but its closer to a PSN title than retail. How about Unit 13 or MGS HD collection next time? Or the God of War PSP games? Quality matters more than quantity. I would be fine with only 1 retail Vita and 1 PSP game a month if they were always good games.


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+ script-br on July 1st, 2013 at 2:51 pm said:

JET SET RADIOOOOOOOOOOOO


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+ bmrskate on July 1st, 2013 at 2:51 pm said:

So much childlike screaming on the Diablo III update about the PS Plus update. Was that necessary? Give it a rest already!


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+ bt1234567892010 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:52 pm said:

well, I’m satisfied, great update as usual. I was really hoping that we would get BF3, since I’ve been interested in trying it. but would only do it for cheap, since I primarily wanted the campaign, which is only about 5-6 hours, of course, the multiplayer is better than CoD, so I’d be satisfied with that too. The others seem good too.


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+ stekimafijas on July 1st, 2013 at 2:52 pm said:

I mean BF3 is great, but it’s a what, 2 year old game? Still, it’s a very fine addition to the IGC.
Dokuro is amazing, and something that looks worthy of a playthrough, I’ll admit.
Metal Slug XX…well, somehow I just think these PSP games should’ve been given out back in the day when the PSP was still alive, of course, we didn’t have the PS+ then, but hey, it’s a great game nonetheless.
Abe is great, that’s cool.
JSR…we already had it, yeah, sure it was another system, but still, it wasn’t that long since we had it on the Vita.
I’m not into JSR, for some reason, probably because I didn’t experience it when I was a teen, but I prefer more variety in the IGC.

Overall, 6/10 because of the JSR repetition (again, not hating on the game, but what’s the point, it’s not a game we got a year and a half ago, it’s a game we got like 4-5 months tops), and that PSP games…are, well, PSP games.

Plus no trophy support from them, even though they’re fun.

Still, amazing value for 4/mo, indisputable fact.


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+ Spitfire_Zero_ on July 1st, 2013 at 2:52 pm said:

Long time reader, first time writer. I’ve been constant PS+ member before IGC launched and i’m quite happy with what i usually get. Give my thanks to the team for that. Even though i have BF3 (as many other do) i still think its a big deal being a AAA game and all. I just have one request if you could pass it on to the team as a suggestion: Can we have a repeat of some of the old PSOne games that were once offered free to PS+ offered free again, if only for a week? I am referring to games such as Resident Evil 1,2,3 and Crash Bandicoot 1,2,3. Pretty Please?


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    + Morgan Haro on July 1st, 2013 at 2:54 pm said:

    it’s not likely that we’ll revisit some of the older stuff. not saying it’s impossible, but unlikely, at least anytime soon.

    Very aprpeciative of you dropping a note though, and would encourage you to do so if you ever have any other thoughts to share!


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+ rubio_plus on July 1st, 2013 at 2:53 pm said:

good games for ps3, but I feel that the psvita was forgotten … do we have some AAA games for vita this year?


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+ xYakuzaz on July 1st, 2013 at 2:53 pm said:

I have a new idea for Playstation Plus, You’s can take away 1 of the free games a month and add in a free meal with delivery, send us out a Lasagne or a chicken curry or something. How about it Morgan? Will you take this into consideration, Thanks in advance


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    + Morgan Haro on July 1st, 2013 at 2:54 pm said:

    these are the kind of ideas I’m talking about. YES.


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+ Qatsmasher on July 1st, 2013 at 2:53 pm said:

Not at all interested in Battlefield 3. Pretty tired in general of shooting down people with realistic military weaponry. I find it kind of gross at this point.

Looking forward to Dokuro and Munch’s Odyssee though.


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+ CrusaderForever on July 1st, 2013 at 2:53 pm said:

Nice, I am interested in all these games. I have Jet Set Radio on the Vita and it’s great. BF3 is also great and will be fun to play my max level Engineer again. Dokuro looks really good. I cannot wait to try it out. Stellar month Sony, thanks again!


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+ greghove79 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:54 pm said:

Would have really loved Kingdoms of Amalur. Hopefully it’s in the plans fir the future. RPGs get no love at all on Plus, despite the fact that a large contingent of us ask for them on a weekly basis.


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+ x_PlaTtiNuM on July 1st, 2013 at 2:54 pm said:

morgan i would love to see more rpgs (: theres some feedback i hope you see this


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+ derb on July 1st, 2013 at 2:55 pm said:

Why are you giving away free games to these people? That’s just wrong on every level. The only thing you get in return is a bunch of mama boys whining at you. Take away IGC please!


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+ Draxido on July 1st, 2013 at 2:55 pm said:

Very dissapointed morgan, EU got ps vita amazing titles like Rayman Origins and Unit 13, and we got a psp game and an indie one….. Is there any way to switch my account to EU?

I hope you support vita a little more since people like me dont have a PS3… Anyway, thanks.


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+ DeathKiller49 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:55 pm said:

Oh, well I stand corrected. My apologies, and thanks for the extremely fast reply!


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+ MKPACK on July 1st, 2013 at 2:55 pm said:

Like almost every month, the big retail PS3 game is “M” rated. Sure wish some of the big retail titles included in the collection were “E” or “T” rated other than just the once a year long-term titles.


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+ AriesWarlock on July 1st, 2013 at 2:56 pm said:

@Morgan Haro

Is the Blog Share still being monitored? I have submitted an idea and has not been approved yet.


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+ thelookey6 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:56 pm said:

+ Draxido on July 1st, 2013 at 2:55 pm said:
Very dissapointed morgan, EU got ps vita amazing titles like Rayman Origins and Unit 13, and we got a psp game and an indie one….. Is there any way to switch my account to EU?
I hope you support vita a little more since people like me dont have a PS3… Anyway, thanks.

i agree but we will not get a answer


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+ smoothboarder540 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:56 pm said:

Dang it. A bad month for me. I already have BF3. Jet Set Radio was a horrible choice for Vita owners. I don’t want psp games for my Vita. So that leaves Dokuro and Oddworld. Not the greatest games.


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+ klassymike on July 1st, 2013 at 2:57 pm said:

In The “Discounts” it says Shadow Of Colussus is 4.00, is that a typo? The Summer sale post said it was 5.00.


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    + Morgan Haro on July 1st, 2013 at 3:34 pm said:

    I’m getting to the bottom of that now. Will keep you posted via a reply to this comment.


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    + Morgan Haro on July 1st, 2013 at 3:44 pm said:

    We’re fixing it now, but yeah it should be $5. Sorry about the mistake!


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+ MakoSoul on July 1st, 2013 at 2:57 pm said:

Hmm, not bad. I never played Battlefield 3, so at least I’ll have something new to try, but perhaps I never played it for a reason…

Jet Set Radio will be fun to revisit after initially playing it on Dreamcast. Not much else to be excited about.

I was really hoping for Dishonored or Guacamelee.


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+ JeffsonP_US on July 1st, 2013 at 2:57 pm said:

Well, a good month. Already have Dokuro, a amazing game I have to say (And a satisfying platinum, for the hunters). Metal Slug XX? Yeah! I really love PSP games. ^^

For the week, I’ll get Mortal Kombat PS Vita and The Lord Of The Rings: Aragorn’s Quest, for that price, is almost a crime not getting these.

Er, Morgan you have any info on Pinball Arcade PS Vita problem? Please say something about this! Thanks!


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+ andkitties4all on July 1st, 2013 at 2:57 pm said:

dont understand why people always seem to complain on these things. guess you cant please everyone. not really much for me here but i’ll check out dokura, seems pretty fun. thanks for the updates!


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+ herminihildo on July 1st, 2013 at 2:57 pm said:

I missed the discount of Dokuro when it was on sale. I’m very happy to see that it’s now part of IGC. >8D

And $5 for MK9? Thank you guys!


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+ BuriedSorrow on July 1st, 2013 at 2:58 pm said:

Y’all should have to pay me $17.99 to download and play BF3… just a thought.


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+ mf_ghost_414 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:58 pm said:

BF3, not for me. Perhaps I’ll give the other titles a try this month though.

Still would like to see themes & avatars make a comeback sometime. Not that big of a deal, but every so often is better than never.


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+ vader0228 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:58 pm said:

yessssss bf3 and Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee HD plus batman ac going for 5 dollars tomorrow and maby the walking dead 400 days also i am super exited for tomorrow


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+ PANTHER1030 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:58 pm said:

Hey Sony you are great!

Amazing month, Battlefield, Metal Slug, Jet Set Radio and a lot of discounts

Great Job!


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+ xClayMeow on July 1st, 2013 at 2:58 pm said:

Already have Dokuro, as it had a PS+ discount a few months ago.

So all I get is a lame PSP game this month? Even if I didn’t have Dokuro, to get just a small indie and a PSP game…. Ugh, what a disappointment.

Would have much rather gotten Unit 13 like EU did.


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+ thrillwell on July 1st, 2013 at 2:58 pm said:

Something for everyone.

As per my usual question. Any word on NFL avatars? (has not be answered so I keep asking)

Also liking the sales gonna grab Alice.

Another Also? Thanks for keeping up the Vita love. Vita needs love!


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+ FD_Reborn on July 1st, 2013 at 2:58 pm said:

Holy crap BF3 for FREE.


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+ ChickSticker on July 1st, 2013 at 2:58 pm said:

When i saw that EU was getting BF3. I was kinda hoping for Bad Company 2. I got rid of it when BF3 came out and I have been missing it.


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