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PlayStation Plus Update: Jet Set Radio Free for Members

Morgan Haro's Avatar + Posted by Morgan Haro on Jul 15, 2013 // Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

There’s a lot to dig into today, including a new addition to the Instant Game Collection — the acclaimed Jet Set Radio on PS3 will be free for PS Plus members!

We’re also rolling out some fantastic discounts on sweet games including Ducktales Remastered (pre-order is live tomorrow along with the PlayStation Store PLAY lineup, game releases 8/13), the charming and super fun indie platformer Cloudberry Kingdom (game releases July 30th), and discounts on some of the best PlayStation Move titles like Datura and Sorcery.

Read on, and then let us know what you think about this week’s update in the comments below. We’d also love your thoughts on the current Instant Game Collection, so if you have a second, take the poll!

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July 16th PlayStation Plus Update

Jet Set Radio (PS3)

PSN Price: $9.99, Free for PS Plus members

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!
Ducktales Remastered (PS3)

20% Discount for PS Plus members (PSN Price: $14.99; PS Plus Price: $11.99)

Ducktales
(PREORDER, game releases August 13th for PS3) DuckTales: Remastered is a hand-crafted, beautiful reimagining of one of the most cherished 8-bit titles of all time. Embark on an authentic Disney adventure, as Scrooge McDuck and his three nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie travel to exotic locations throughout the world in their quest to retrieve the five legendary treasures.
Stealth Inc. A Clone in the Dark (PS3 and PS Vita – Cross Buy)

20% Discount for PS Plus members (PSN Price: $9.99; PS Plus Price: $7.99)

Stealth Inc
(PREORDER, game releases July 23rd for PS3 & PS Vita) Stealth Inc is a fast-paced stealth platformer featuring brutal hazards, ruthless enemies, fiendish puzzles and red pixels galore. Jump, sneak, and be chunked through 80 levels. Will you make it out alive?
Cloudberry Kingdom (PS3)

20% Discount for PS Plus members (PSN Price: $9.99; PS Plus Price: $7.99)

Cloudberry Kingdom
(PREORDER, game releases July 30th for PS3) Unhappily ever after. That’s how it starts. The Orb resurfaces and the classic characters return. Kobbler with his mania, Princess with her endless boredom. It’s only a matter of time before Bob, our hero, shows up to restore order back to madness. Three powers struggle for victory and the fate of Cloudberry Kingdom hangs in the balance. What will become of the retired hero, Bob? Will saving Princess one last time win her love?
ibb & obb (PS3)

20% Discount for PS Plus members (PSN Price: $9.99; PS Plus Price: $7.99)

Ibb and Obb
(PREORDER, game releases August 6th for PS3) ibb & obb is a two-player cooperative game set in a puzzle filled world where gravity goes both up and down. You can only succeed by working closely together.
Sorcery (PS3)

50% Discount for PS Plus members (PSN Price: $9.99; PS Plus Price: $5.00)

Sorcery
Sorcery is a fast-paced action adventure where your PlayStation®Move motion controller is transformed into a powerful magic wand, immersing players in a unique fantasy adventure like never before. As the sorcerer’s apprentice Finn, it is up to you to master the arcane arts and defeat the Nightmare Queen’s plans to cover the land in eternal night. Use an intuitive spell-casting system to master an arsenal of different spells and combos. Collect rare ingredients and return to your alchemy bench to brew your own powerful magic potions.
Carnival Island (PS3)

50% Discount for PS Plus members (PSN Price: $9.99; PS Plus Price: $5.00)

Carnival Island
Experience the joy of classic family-friendly fun in more than 35 carnival games and attractions. Using the PlayStation Move motion controller’s precise tracking technology, every toss, roll, throw, spin, and slam is translated directly into the game for extremely accurate and responsive gameplay. Whether you’re 5 or 65, family game night just got a lot more fun!
Datura (PS3)

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

Datura
Navigate your way through a mysterious forest by controlling your character’s hand using the PlayStation Move motion controller or DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller. Datura’s experimental narrative and unique style of interaction enable players to experience the world with more than just their eyes, creating the illusion that you can actually touch trees, faces and other objects. As you travel through the game, you will find yourself confronted with a series of choices, and while some may be clear, others are much more ambiguous. It is through this element of choice that Datura explores the aspects of consequence. What is right, and what is wrong? That is for you to decide…
Draw Slasher (PS3 PS Vita)

20% Discount for PS Plus members (PSN Price: $3.99; PS Plus Price: $3.19)

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. You need just your finger to play. Draw a line to jump, dash, dodge and slash. Tap to run. Pinch the screen to summon powerful Ninjutsu Techniques – super-efficient against the ‘rottents’.

Last Chance (Leaving on 7/23)

Instant Game Collection
Germinator

Discounts
Germinator PS3 And PS Vita Bundle
Stealth inc.

You’ll find all the content detailed above with their Plus benefits active when the PlayStation Store updates on 7/16. We’ll be back next week with more details on the game arriving to the Instant Game Collection as well as any other benefits we can share.

If you’ve got feedback or thoughts on today’s Plus update, 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 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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+ G-Force08 on July 15th, 2013 at 10:03 am said:

DuckTales Woo-oo!


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+ shb23 on July 15th, 2013 at 10:04 am said:

Can’t wait for DuckTales, and I have heard good things about Stealth Bastard, will likely get it also, I’ve always loved games where you sneak around.


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+ BiosMadness1 on July 15th, 2013 at 10:06 am said:

Nothing for vita today, hope to get MGS HD Collection for vita as Sony Europe already did


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+ remanutd5 on July 15th, 2013 at 10:06 am said:

Oh my god, psmove owners must buy Sorcery for $5 is a steal!!!!! , i wish sony is working on a sequel on the ps4.


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+ AchillesPDX on July 15th, 2013 at 10:06 am said:

Wow… way to confuse the crap out of this. DuckTales, Stealth Inc, Cloudberry Kingdom and Ibb & Obb don’t come out tomorrow. You guys might want to make that a bit more clear.


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    + Morgan Haro on July 15th, 2013 at 11:09 am said:

    Thanks, yeah let me look into this now; it looks like we may need to make some corrections! Some of these games listed may not have their discounts occur this week, which are mainly the PSN PLay titles.


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+ UNHOLYxNbK on July 15th, 2013 at 10:07 am said:

Still no vita love -_-… why must we wait till the end of the month? Good thing I didnt re activate my plus membership yet, I woulda lost a couple weeks for nothing. (Do not own ps3, only vita)


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+ anti-altair16 on July 15th, 2013 at 10:07 am said:

So many indie games! My poor money!


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+ Jefferson550 on July 15th, 2013 at 10:08 am said:

DuckTales!!!!!!


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+ viceforce on July 15th, 2013 at 10:08 am said:

One thing I have to say is Sony stop giving out the same game on different consoles. It’s a waste of space for a game slot. Gamers who have both PS3 & Vita (like me) will get annoyed because we have already played the content. If you have to make these kinds of games for free, they should be free for both consoles cross buy or not. Don’t make a game free for one console then months later make it free for a different console. This has happen once before.


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+ ItsNymo on July 15th, 2013 at 10:08 am said:

woah: Quite some deep discounts for PlayStation Move games! Gonna definitely pick those up, as well as make some pre-orders!
Can’t wait to pick up Jet Set Radio on PS3 tomorrow & cross-play with the PSVita copy from a while-back!


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+ gokugt25 on July 15th, 2013 at 10:08 am said:

Yeah! i’ve been really looking forward to play jet set radio , i already got the vita version , but i dont have a vita (Yet) , might pick up sorcery for that price , i heard that game is preety good :D


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+ mtk93 on July 15th, 2013 at 10:09 am said:

I love you guys, but this piece needs a lot of revisions. You need to be clear about when many of these games are coming out. I’m assuming from a previous post that the summer promotion games aren’t coming out until later and that these are preorders. You need to be clear.
And Draw Slasher is a Vita game, not a PS3 game.
I still love you, though.


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    + Morgan Haro on July 15th, 2013 at 11:12 am said:

    YEah thank you for the feedback; I think some fixes to this post are incoming, mainly with the PSN Play content being featured here, which shouldn’t be the case. Though those discounts are coming! Apologies for any confusion


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+ remanutd5 on July 15th, 2013 at 10:09 am said:

How about more psvita sales or offerings? Killzone Mercenary beta is coming soon, you kow? how about Tearaway demo? heck sony should make mandatory to all first party games on the vita to offer a ps plus incentive like demos, betas ( for those with online multiplayer ), isnt the vita supposed to be the ultimate social connected handheld machine? time to start flexing those muscles dont you think?


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+ MakoSoul on July 15th, 2013 at 10:10 am said:

Nice! Jet Set Radio, ibb & obb and Datura will be mine!


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    + Morgan Haro on July 15th, 2013 at 11:47 am said:

    Great! JSR and Datura sale are hitting tomorrow. You can hop on the Ibb and Obb preorder this week as well and the game comes out August 6.


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+ Awe_some1-2-3 on July 15th, 2013 at 10:11 am said:

this is the lamest drop yet for me


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+ xClayMeow on July 15th, 2013 at 10:11 am said:

And the crappy month for Vita continues.


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+ rustohariken on July 15th, 2013 at 10:12 am said:

i want SFxTekken n UMVC discount please, have the cartridge but i prefer digital version for VIta


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+ Blood-Pudding on July 15th, 2013 at 10:13 am said:

Ducktails is coming! yay!

Hey, listen to the PS-Focused Go For Rainbow! Podcast by a fellow PS Plus-er!

It’s spiffy!
New episode each Friday.

iTunes: tinyurl.com/GoForRainbow
Direct: tinyurl.com/GFRDirect


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+ JustArc_ on July 15th, 2013 at 10:14 am said:

So is the summer blast over? there wont be more sales in this next 2 weeks?


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    + Morgan Haro on July 15th, 2013 at 11:49 am said:

    Summer Blast will be ending with tomorrow’s Store Update, but we have some great titles in PLAY that will be on discount. There may be other offers throughout the month as well that we haven’t talked about yet, so stay tuned!


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+ Ryumoau on July 15th, 2013 at 10:14 am said:

sigh…nothing good at all. We already had the Vita Jet Set so it seems like a waste to take up a slot for the ps3 version.

Also disappointed in the lake of good sales.


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+ remanutd5 on July 15th, 2013 at 10:14 am said:

@11 Gokugt25 Sorcery is the best psmove exclusive game i have played. Hopefully sony is working on a sequel and make the camera free roam and more open world and you have your move selling title sony but sadly i dont think sorcery sold as much as they wanted it to guaranteed a sequel.


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+ boomstickbhg on July 15th, 2013 at 10:15 am said:

I didn’t want this Jet set game the last time you tried to give it to us, don’t want it now.

While Discounts are always good to have, this is now week three of discounting mediocre to terrible games, so nothing for me yet again.

Well nothing but being able to back up my saves since last year.


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+ S1lentSurviv0r on July 15th, 2013 at 10:16 am said:

The games you listed like Ducktales are NOT available tomorrow. They are available for PREORDER tomorrow. Please clarify that.


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    + Morgan Haro on July 15th, 2013 at 11:13 am said:

    Will do! There are fixes coming soon


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+ Ryumoau on July 15th, 2013 at 10:17 am said:

Also, i’d like to make a suggestion for Tales of Graces F as the IGC game for August. Not only will it give us an rpg (which won that genre poll you guys took months ago but haven’t actually given us), but it will be good promotion for the upcoming Tales of Xilia.


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+ whitepony02027 on July 15th, 2013 at 10:18 am said:

I really wish the Vita games were more intermixed. I personally own both, but for those who don’t consecutive weeks of “nothing new” is not as much fun. I would love to see more Vita love in the form of sales and titles for Vita (be they indie or retail titles, as opposed to PSP games).

Overall my impressions of the PS+ program are still overwhelmingly positive and I really appreciate the time and effort that goes into the program. I don’t always have something I am really looking forward to every month, but my back-log is now so full i don’t really see that as a negative.


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+ Ghostwize on July 15th, 2013 at 10:18 am said:

I think clarification should be given that none of the summer of PLAY games are available tomorrow. They are available to preorder. :/


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    + Morgan Haro on July 15th, 2013 at 11:24 am said:

    Yep; we’ll clarify that shortly. The PSN Play games are preorder starting tomorrow with the PS Store update.


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+ cmdluke on July 15th, 2013 at 10:19 am said:

can’t wait for ducktales! thanks for the + discount!


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+ Cyber_wolf22 on July 15th, 2013 at 10:20 am said:

Normally, I’m really satisfied with the PS+, I’m a member since the first day. But, for me, July is the worst update since the beginning.

I’m tired of the FPS and Fighting games. I want more plateformers, action games and avdentures games and not only T or M games rating.

I have children and each week they are frustrated because 80% of games are T or M rating. I wish a change for the PS+ in the next month.

Sorry for my english, but I don’t have french service in Canada from Sony.


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+ onslaughtree on July 15th, 2013 at 10:20 am said:

Stealth INC is on the top of my list this week. Hope to get some new info on DLC for Guacamelee soon. Oh and hey Konami, please release Castlevania LOS:MIF on the Vita. It would be so sweet.


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+ KidCommando on July 15th, 2013 at 10:21 am said:

Sure, I’ll buy Sorcery for $5.

Been a day 1 Plus subscriber and it has been more than worth it. Probably the best subscription service I have ever taken part in. Keep this service rollin’ with value and I will always be a part of Plus!


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    + Morgan Haro on July 15th, 2013 at 11:26 am said:

    Thanks for the support, and we’ll keep working on making it better and better ^_^


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+ oycomics on July 15th, 2013 at 10:22 am said:

Well, I’ve had Sorcery on my wishlist for awhile since the 1-hr. trial actually impressed me . . . for $5, sounds like it’s time to finally get it.


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+ boomstickbhg on July 15th, 2013 at 10:22 am said:

Why are people surprised by the sloppy error filled nature of this post?

That’s the standard for the PSN staff (or morgan anyway) lots of errors, laziness, confusion and ignoring the customers.

At least other members of the staff are better, but we have the worst one working the Plus content sadly.


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+ lisatsunami on July 15th, 2013 at 10:24 am said:

To put a positive spin on “nothing for me this week”, at least I have been able to whittle down my huge backlog of PS3 games.


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+ BZABROS on July 15th, 2013 at 10:24 am said:

Give us AC Brotherhood or Hitman Absolution for free please… Sony Europe has already given Hitman Absolution to their members.


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+ jeffsmither on July 15th, 2013 at 10:25 am said:

Draw Slasher on PS3?
Is that a typo?
I thought it was only on Vita.


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+ remanutd5 on July 15th, 2013 at 10:27 am said:

ModNation Racers Road Trip, Little Deviants, Unit 13, Dokuro, F1 2011, Hot Shots Golf, MLB 13 The Show, MUD-Motocross World Championship, Playstation All Stars Battle Royale, Ragnarok Odyssey, Resistance Burning Skies, Smart As, Sonic&All Stars Racing Transformed would benefit from discounts.


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+ T3DV0L70L1N4 on July 15th, 2013 at 10:27 am said:

Thanks for the updated. Here’s my IGC wishlist:

God of War (all games in the series; digital versions of GOW3 & Ascension)
Grand Theft Auto (all games in the series)
Guacamelee
Hitman Absolution
Hotline Miami
Machinarium (Vita)
Max Payne 3
Metal Gear Rising
Metal Gear Solid HD (PS3), digital version of MGS4
Red Dead Redemption
Red Faction Guerrilla & Armageddon
Uncharted 1 & 2
Velocity Ultra

Also, could you add Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops to the Vita store? It’s available in all regions except North America, and it’s also the only MGS game I haven’t played!


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+ Xcaligamer1 on July 15th, 2013 at 10:33 am said:

stealth inc+cross buy=instabuy for me or pre order in this case. might pick up a ps move game too


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+ Xer0Signal on July 15th, 2013 at 10:35 am said:

Some nice deals! Datura always seemed pretty interesting, so, I’ll definitely grab that for $2.50.

Question for Morgan, though: just double checking, but, today’s the last day for the PSN Summer Blast sale, correct?


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+ zingakun on July 15th, 2013 at 10:35 am said:

My PSMove says Thank You!


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    + Morgan Haro on July 15th, 2013 at 12:38 pm said:

    that’s great! Lots of good Move games on sale this week for sure.


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+ Gorvi on July 15th, 2013 at 10:37 am said:

Is that a typo or is Cloudberry Kingdom only coming out for the PS3? I thought it was on the Vita as well?


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+ UnclePhil2K on July 15th, 2013 at 10:38 am said:

DUCKTALES, SUCKAS!!!!!!! Awesome. :)


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+ Malkavilis on July 15th, 2013 at 10:41 am said:

Hey Morgan!

Where are the love for Vita? And why do you guys are still marking a Vita game as a PS3 game? The inverse doesn’t happen. The PS3 is always the star of the show. Is USA Sony really caring about Vita? And when the PS4 become available, what will happen to Vita? Total forgetfulness? Is it fair?

PS+ is still awesome, but i’m starting to believe that’s it only applies to PS3 owners.

Thanks for reading.


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+ BlueBl1zzard on July 15th, 2013 at 10:43 am said:

Appreciate the move sales, thanks. At $5, it’s going to be hard not to pick up sorcery. And I wasn’t aware Draw Slasher was also a ps3 title, is it move compatible as well? As always, more sales and discounts (especially on vita titles) please!


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+ Punkerman_00 on July 15th, 2013 at 10:46 am said:

Duck Tales from 14.99 to 11.99 for PS Plus members lame discount and crap are you kidding me?


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+ Monterossa on July 15th, 2013 at 10:46 am said:

Too much indie games. We can play all the indie games for free on our phones. We bought a console for real games from real developers.


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    + Morgan Haro on July 15th, 2013 at 12:50 pm said:

    We think that Indie games offer a great experience on PlayStation that you can’t get elsewhere. You’ll still be getting the big AAA games with content you can’t get elsewhere, but through creating a welcoming environment for devs of all types, you’ll see greater gaming experiences overall on PlayStation. And we like to support those guys with great PS Store events like PLAY, and Day 1 discounts through PS Plus.


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+ BlueXephos11 on July 15th, 2013 at 10:48 am said:

@Morgan Hey Morgan!! Please put Just Cause 2 back into the IGC! This is jsr’s second time on the igc,


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    + Morgan Haro on July 15th, 2013 at 12:51 pm said:

    well, it was the PS Vita version of JSR that came through last time. This version is the PS3 version. But thanks for the suggestion!


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+ Lefoul-123 on July 15th, 2013 at 10:48 am said:

I was hoping for more full games discounts like last week.


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+ HE1SENBERG on July 15th, 2013 at 10:50 am said:

Life is like a hurricane…


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+ Satnamji on July 15th, 2013 at 10:50 am said:

Sweet deals on Datura and Sorcery! Jet Set Radio isn’t my cup of tea, but these sales really make me feel I’m still getting tons of value from my Plus membership.


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