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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!

Plus 07-15-13

//Add Your Own

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+ PatricioUSA on July 15th, 2013 at 10:52 am said:

meh… Again that game that we already got for the VITA?….


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+ The_Dukenator on July 15th, 2013 at 10:53 am said:

@37 Not gonna happen.

There better be a Ducktales Remastered demo.


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+ PhillyPhreak on July 15th, 2013 at 10:53 am said:

Be prepared to be frustrated with JGR. The game was unique for its time, but it hasn’t aged well. The controls are mind numbingly frustrating. I bought the game last year on PSN and had it on the Dreamcast several years ago.


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+ thematic168 on July 15th, 2013 at 11:07 am said:

i’m beginning to hate my Vita & PS+…
only a few Vita “big” title so far (excluding the big 3 since Nov last year)

MY WISHLIST for Vita:

AC3 Liberation
Atelier Totori Plus
DOA5 Plus
Dynasty Warriors Next
Hot Shot Golf Invitational
Jax and Dexter Coll
LEGO Batman 2
LEGO LotR
Lumines
MGS HD -> MOST WANTED
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 1 & 2
Playstation Allstar Battle Royale
Ragnarok Odyssey
Ratchet & Clank
Rayman Origin
Sly Cooper
Virtua Tennis

PLEASEEEEEEE GIVE MORE LOVE TO VITA!!!


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

@47 the other JSR was the vita version. This is for the PS3 but yeah….. no duplicates please. Don’t care to get games that are the same, just on another platform and also no duplicates ever please. :D


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

I would have bought Jet Set for the Vita if it were ever discounted (it hasn’t since I signed up for PS+). I might download it for the PS3, but it’s not the experience I want. I’ll have to think about it….


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

No EVO inspired discounts…. Lame


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+ TheUndertaker85 on July 15th, 2013 at 11:12 am said:

Sorcery and Carnival Island for $5 is a steal. I’m going to look to get Carnival Island as I already have Sorcery on disc.

Can you all change the prices of God of War: Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta? They’re marked individually for $19.99 for Plus members but the God of War: Origins Collection is marked at $19.99 for everybody.

Also, I compiled a list of content that is missing from the 3D filter in the PS Store. Could you look into it and have it fixed? Missing content makes it a pain to find items you’d want. I also know there are some missing from PS Move and PS Eye also but haven’t done lists for those yet. You can find the list at the link below.

http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-Network-Support/Compiled-list-of-content-missing-from-3D-filter-in-store/m-p/40888127


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

well i guess its safe to waste the 6 bucks i have left on something thats on sale now…. it this everything thats gonna be on sale Morgan or just the PS+ things that are on sale?


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    + Morgan Haro on July 15th, 2013 at 12:53 pm said:

    I don’t know if there are more price breaks elsewhere in the PS Store, but check the STore Update tomorrow for any possible other deals.


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+ dodgedoors on July 15th, 2013 at 11:16 am said:

@ Morgan I think the thing people are complaining about is that the play titles aren’t getting their release dates on this leading people to believe they all release tomorrow


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    + Morgan Haro on July 15th, 2013 at 1:05 pm said:

    Yep; I’m aware and the post should now be more clear that it’s preorder only for this week.


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+ BossmanCCrowder1 on July 15th, 2013 at 11:21 am said:

Boom! Exactly the price I was looking for, for Datura. Very interesting game, and I’ve been waiting for the price to be discounted.


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+ thelookey6 on July 15th, 2013 at 11:21 am said:

please give us real vita games for our ps vita
we do not want psp games

and give us the games all at once so we do not have to wait a whole month just to get the vita content

please give us real vita games for our ps vita
we do not want psp games

and give us the games all at once so we do not have to wait a whole month just to get the vita content


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

agree with no psp sentiment. I gave away my psp 3 years ago because I didn’t like it other than using it as an emulator to play my old nes games.


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+ viceforce on July 15th, 2013 at 11:32 am said:

@54 we already had Ninja Gaiden Sigma 1 for plus in January


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+ poodude on July 15th, 2013 at 11:33 am said:

Great update. I’ve had my eyes on Datura for a long time; absolutely loved Linger In Shadows. Might pick up Sorcery as well.


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+ thelookey6 on July 15th, 2013 at 11:34 am said:

Here’s my IGC wishlist:
NO PSP GAMES


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+ passivefamiliar on July 15th, 2013 at 11:34 am said:

such much vita rage…people should understand that is a issue on their end to. i have plenty of digital f4iends i’ve met online. and only a couple of them have a vita. and none are to thrilled with it, the portable video game generation is touch and go at best. most people want to lay back and play on a tv.

it has its place. but i understand why sony pushes ps3 more than vita. it makes more sense.

another great drop. interesting sales and a few chances to try out something different.


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+ Todoh789 on July 15th, 2013 at 11:41 am said:

Some cool stuff this week, but I hope someone can answer this question:
Will there be a ‘Buy for $50, get $10 back’ offer starting soon? Even if they don’t stack, I expect to go on a buying spree soon and it would be nice if that offer was available ;)

BTW is there a release date for SEGA’s Mickey Mouse game?


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

Will Ducktales have trophy support?


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+ thelookey6 on July 15th, 2013 at 11:53 am said:

@67
and what is the issue that u speak of? you seem to have a lot of insight so what exactly is the issue?


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+ PPPottypants on July 15th, 2013 at 11:55 am said:

If you Vita-only bandwagoners had your way, we’d already own the entire Vita library. The rate they put them on the IGC is perfectly fine with what’s available… and releasing PSP games is perfectly fine as well (in fact, I wouldn’t mind seeing some PS1 releases). Why don’t you show your supposed Vita support by buying said games instead of waiting for what may never be? Or don’t, and let the Vita continue tanking so that you can eventually own the ungrowing library!

While I’m on my lil ranty soapbox, what’s with the weekly comments on how we’ve gotten too many FPS’s? We’ve gotten about… three (pardon me if there is one or two more). 4 if you want to count Deus Ex (which you shouldn’t). Considering its the most saturated genre in gaming, that’s nothing (which is perfectly fine to me, I’m not a big FPS fan)! Only thing we’ve gotten too many of is 2d-platformers and fighting games. Ironically though, that same person who complained about the number of FPS’s wanted more platformers! >_<


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+ xClayMeow on July 15th, 2013 at 12:04 pm said:

@PPPottypants, first off, you’re not a PS+ subscriber, so you shouldn’t talk.

Secondly, there are plenty of native Vita games to give away two Vita titles per month. The complaints about Vita IGC is that PSP titles are replacing Vita titles. If they want to provide a PSP game, it should be a bonus third game, not take up one of Vita’s two IGC slots for the month. This month especially is the worst one yet as the only Vita title is a small indie game (a fun one, mind you, but not worthy of being the lone Vita IGC for the month).

So get off your high horse. Nobody cares you think, as you don’t subscribe to PS+ and you probably don’t even own a Vita.


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+ Genduke on July 15th, 2013 at 12:05 pm said:

Ducktales release date should be Aug 13th, not July 23rd.


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+ Andy10003 on July 15th, 2013 at 12:08 pm said:

But Morgan! You already gave me Jet Set Radio HD back in November on my Vita. I suppose this is the PS3 version but still it’s a tad disappointing getting the same game twice.


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+ DLOSNKL on July 15th, 2013 at 12:12 pm said:

Ducktales remastered (PREORDER, game releases July 23rd for PS3 & PS Vita)

@Morgan is ducktales releasing on the ps vita?


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+ D-Squad3 on July 15th, 2013 at 12:14 pm said:

Could’ve sworn Jet Set Radio was already a plus game. :/


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+ purse317 on July 15th, 2013 at 12:16 pm said:

@19

The Summer Blast never started tht sale was awful especially compared to xbox ad steams summer sale maybe we’ll get a better showing next year.


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+ thelookey6 on July 15th, 2013 at 12:17 pm said:

PPPottypants
you are clearly not a gamer and on top of that if you like random garbage then maybe you should be a garbage
man. i telling people to go buy the game that we want then maybe you should take your own advise and go buy games that you want and let the rest of us speak and get rid of these old psp games from our igc


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+ purse317 on July 15th, 2013 at 12:18 pm said:

Ok seriously its not funny anymore do you guys need an intern to proofread these posts before they go live so we don’t get improper release dates or prices.


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+ purse317 on July 15th, 2013 at 12:19 pm said:

So uh you guys must’ve forgotten we were given this on Vita a few months back what makes you think we want to see it again on ps3


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+ Fardeenah on July 15th, 2013 at 12:22 pm said:

once gaian nothing for the vita and we are the last ones to be served which sucks. and again morgan u always pretend we vita users dont exist and always ignore vita comments. way to go man… why cant vita users get games at the start of the month.. give us something to play man… and enough of the psp games. i want vita games. we need mgs hd collection for vita! and rayman origins for vita… if i could transfer my trophies to another account i would use it on my EUR account… its one of the things that made me stop caring for trophies when it comes to IGC. EUR has better games and i am stucked with plus for US. my main account is US… so most of my trophies including platinums are there but seeing how EUR games are at i will simply not care abt trophies and just sub to EUR account and just let go of my US account. way to go sony…


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+ dodgedoors on July 15th, 2013 at 12:23 pm said:

@71 I hear and understand a lot of what you are talking about. Some of my hate for psp may come from no trophy support (yes I can be a bit of a wh*re), some of it is because of the lack of second thumb stick.

As far as your comment about supporting the platform, I have purchased 21 vita games so far. Yes it has happened that the games I have purchased have later shown up on the IGC but I was less disappointed then. I think the vita library is flush with titles, mainly indie that could be on the IGC.

I believe the Vita is floundering, not because of lack of games, but for not properly advertising how great their non game card games are, and by not placing their memory cards at a proper price point(50% less at least).

It also wouldn’t hurt them to put out bigger memory cards when they drop the price.


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+ GT-420 on July 15th, 2013 at 12:23 pm said:

“PS3″ must be a typo next to Draw Slasher, otherwise you have to tell me how to swipe and pinch my TV screen to control this game.


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    + Morgan Haro on July 15th, 2013 at 1:36 pm said:

    Yep, thanks for catching. Fixed! Crazy Monday =P


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+ chrisgomez3030 on July 15th, 2013 at 12:23 pm said:

nothing for vita ? well that sucks :(


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+ dodgedoors on July 15th, 2013 at 12:24 pm said:

I also acknowledge that the IGC is rarely SCEA’s fault but that of the publishers being greedy in the US market
(See EU IGC/Sales)


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+ thelookey6 on July 15th, 2013 at 12:25 pm said:

off the topic guys we can now re-download tv shows and movies purchased from the ps store on multiple devices.

so that is proof that sony listen to our feed back.


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+ JayBizzle311 on July 15th, 2013 at 12:32 pm said:

Ducktales HD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Finally!!! Nice 20% bonus for Ps+ also…

not interested in Jet Set Radio… I grabbed it when it was available for IGC on Vita… I don’t like that game.. It hasn’t aged well, just like I remember it from back in the day..

hard, convoluted, horrible controls


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+ soldierone on July 15th, 2013 at 12:35 pm said:

Can we (PS PLUS) get MGS HD for Vita?


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+ DamnHippys13 on July 15th, 2013 at 12:40 pm said:

We want some more Playstation Vita love! Please and thank you.


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    + Morgan Haro on July 15th, 2013 at 1:21 pm said:

    Thanks for the note; so are you saying you’d want more PS Vita games in programs like PLAY? Anything you can do to be more specific with the feedback would be great, thank you!


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+ snakeman07 on July 15th, 2013 at 12:40 pm said:

The discount on DuckTales is awesome, I think I’ll pre-order :)


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+ aml2305 on July 15th, 2013 at 12:44 pm said:

Can you guys, release more Vita Games please


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+ Miketheking75 on July 15th, 2013 at 12:45 pm said:

When are we going to get another promotion like spend $50 get $10 back, or 3 extra month of ps+.


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+ boomstickbhg on July 15th, 2013 at 1:01 pm said:

Lol @Morgan trying to pass of JSR as not a repeat because it’s for ps3 not vita… as if there’s any real difference between the two versions.

Plus is incredibly weak this week.

Giving us the same game again doesn’t cut it. The PS3 version is still the same game for the same people.

Guess they realized how terrible this week for Plus is, so they added all the pre-order (terrible selection of games btw) games for Play to this post to make us think we’re actually getting a good update.

Sorry, but even Sony customers aren’t that dumb.


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    + Morgan Haro on July 15th, 2013 at 1:08 pm said:

    YEah the versions are actually pretty similar. This one is for those PS3 owners that haven’t gotten their PS Vita just yet, now they can enjoy the game as well. But yes, for PS Vita owners that have already played it in the IGC, I hear ya, it feels like a repeat for you, so thanks for rolling with it! But we think there’s a lot of value to get the game to our PS3 audience as well.


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+ Mando44646 on July 15th, 2013 at 1:15 pm said:

Not interested in anything here, plus a major lack of Vita support. Your sales sucked Sony, Steam got all my money and even Live did better than you. Please give more AAA support to Vita please – just Indies gets very tiresome and uninteresting


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    + Morgan Haro on July 15th, 2013 at 1:20 pm said:

    Thanks a lot for the feedback, it really does mean a lot. Hope to deliver value that will move you in the near future!


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+ Spitfire_Zero_ on July 15th, 2013 at 1:17 pm said:

I wish Sorcery would have sold more. If I have to show a friend how cool PS Move is, that is the game I showcase. I might give Datura a chance at that price, seems quite a mysterious game. JSR not my cup of tea.

Anyways here are a few games I would love to see on IGC, hope you guys are taking notes:

Ico & shadow of the colossus HD
Portal 2
Twisted Metal
Mortal Kombat
Pid
Papa & Yo
Doom BFG edition
Red Dead Redemption
Darksiders 2
Fallout New Vegas
Back to the future (again Plz)
Rage
Battlefield Bad Company 2 
Driver San Francisco 
ratchet and clank (other than A4O)


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+ Miketheking75 on July 15th, 2013 at 1:36 pm said:

@ Morgan Haro #92

That promotion sucks, my ps+ ends tonight I just wanted a good promotion deal when I renew.


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+ Lefoul-123 on July 15th, 2013 at 1:39 pm said:

I really, really dont want mk or others games that were on sale in IGC.


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+ TaLTaL55 on July 15th, 2013 at 1:42 pm said:

Well… this is just awful.
I’m glad my plus subscription is almost over.

I’m moving to the EU plus service.


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+ SparkAvery on July 15th, 2013 at 1:45 pm said:

@Morgan,

I think you guys are doing a great job with Vita promotions. I’m still playing Zero Escape, seven hours in, and have hardly put a dent in it. My number one complaint is that I can’t switch between different PS+ offerings because the memory cards are horribly expensive, so I can only fit a game or two on my Vita at once — though I hear that SONY is dropping the prices soon. Any word on your end about that?

Moving on to other slightly-off topic questions: Do you know if Lone Survivor or Walking Dead will have any kind of PS+ discount when they arrive on Vita?


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    + Morgan Haro on July 15th, 2013 at 2:26 pm said:

    Hey there! Don’t have any answers to your questions except to stay tuned to the PS Blog for any updates that would pertain to your questions. No info that I have on my end


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+ RoyBM on July 15th, 2013 at 1:45 pm said:

no Ducktales Remastered for Vita!?
that would make a PERFECT portable title.
man Sony your marketing is wacked.


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