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PS Plus: Galaga Legions DX Free for Members, Call of Duty Discounts

Kristine Steimer's Avatar + Posted by Kristine Steimer on Sep 09, 2013 // Sr. Community Specialist

Prepare to destroy some aliens — Galaga Legions DX can be downloaded for free with Instant Game Collection access this week. This arcade classic shoot-‘em-up pits you against waves of aliens called Galaga, but they’re basically space bees (“NOOOOOO! NOT THE BEES!!!!”). PS Vita Summer Select is ending this week with Dragon Fantasy Book II, the sequel to, you guessed it, Dragon Fantasy Book I. Finally, there’s a ton of Call of Duty content on sale, including Modern Ware & Black Ops bundles, so check it out.

These PS Plus benefits will be available after the PlayStation Store updates tomorrow, 9/10.

PlayStation Plus - 1-year MembershipPlayStation Plus - 3-month Membership

Instant Game Collection

Galaga Legions DX (PS3)

Free for PS Plus members, Regular Price: $9.99

Galaga
The legendary hit arcade shooter returns with Galaga Legions DX! Featuring a new twist on the classic gameplay, slick new graphics and devastating weapon power-ups, the fate of the galaxy lies in your hands! Board your fighter and prepare to defend Earth from wave after wave of relentless aliens. Target your enemies’ critical weak spots to earn bonuses and rack-up an astronomical score! Blast your way through unique levels and epic boss battles on your mission to defend the galaxy and prevent an intergalactic catastrophe!

Discounts

Dragon Fantasy Book II (PS3 & PS Vita)

PS Plus Price: $11.99, Regular Price: $14.99 – PS Vita Summer Select Sale

Dragon Fantasy II
Join Ogden and the heroes of Westeria in the JRPG-styled epic Dragon Fantasy: Book II, as they travel the frozen wastelands of Tundaria. Experience action-packed battles without random encounters, using spatially aware Area-of-Effect attacks and power moves. Travel by pirate ship and defend against enemies in thrilling ship-to-ship combat! Defeat huge bosses and the oncoming horde of demons who threaten the entire world of Dragon Fantasy!
Doodle God (PS Vita)

PS Plus Price: $4.49, Regular Price: $5.99

Doodle God
Be a God! The power of creation is in your hands! In this addictive puzzle game, mix and match different combinations of fire, earth, water and air to create an entire civilization! Of course, the universe was not created in a day. You’ll have to work your way up from a single, simple microorganism to create animals, tools, storms, and even build armies before you have what it takes to build the universe!
Aliens: Colonial Marines (PS3)
Aliens
In partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and developed by critically acclaimed studio Gearbox Software, Aliens: Colonial Marines will bring new levels of bone-chilling suspense and adrenaline-filled action to the renowned franchise. The game pits players against the universe’s ultimate alien killing machines, the Xenomorphs, in claustrophobic environments guaranteed to produce blood curdling thrills.

Title PS Plus Price Regular Price
Aliens: Colonial Marines $8.99 $14.99
Aliens: Colonial Marines Ultimate Bundle $17.99 $29.99
Aliens: Colonial Marines DLC Bundle Pack $8.99 $14.99
Aliens: Colonial Marines Big Hunt DLC $3.75 $7.49
Aliens: Colonial Marines – Stasis Interrupted $3.75 $7.49
Aliens: Colonial Marines Reconnaissance Pack $2.50 $4.99
Aliens: Colonial Marines Movie Map Pack $2.50 $4.99

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 on today’s Plus update make sure you leave a comment below. If you want to engage with some like-minded people, head over to the PlayStation Community Forums to discuss all things PlayStation, including this update. You’ll also find other topics you can contribute your thoughts to, or start one for yourself.

PlayStation Plus Update 9-10-2013

//Add Your Own

268 Comments   13 Replies

101

+ DocFives21 on September 9th, 2013 at 10:08 am said:

When is Rayman Origins gonna be free?


102

+ Squiggle55 on September 9th, 2013 at 10:08 am said:

So here’s the question. Is Aliens worth $9? Did patches fix all of the horrible glitches that they were bashed for at launch? Anyone know?


103

+ viceforce on September 9th, 2013 at 10:10 am said:

Was actually hoping for ICO this week as of the rest of bloggers here. But Galaga would do fine for me.

Hey Morgan and Kristine. How about Halloween theme games free for plus like

Splatterhouse
inFAMOUS Festivals of Blood
Silent Hill HD Collection

and discounts to free on minis and themes.


104

+ SiriusCJS on September 9th, 2013 at 10:11 am said:

87 – I HATE that argument. “Don’t like it? Don’t pay for it!” Does it have to be pointed out that PSN purchases are non returnable?


105

+ GameQuirks on September 9th, 2013 at 10:11 am said:

I’m a new PS Plus member for this year (just started last March 2013) and I can say that I think it would be beneficial to have discounts on all Day 1 Digital releases done giving away games that would cause hate, Eventhough I am getting free games. I am most certainly still buy the new ones. And, I think the discounts are a very big plus on the playstation plus (put emphasis on PLUS) subscription. For me, IGC is just for me to try out games that entirely new to me. With this IGC, I fell in love with Disgaea and Saints Row series (which I didn’t bothered checking out awhile back).

So, in summary, please.. can we have Day 1 Digital discounts instead of PSP, not so so good games


106

+ Inka_Cola on September 9th, 2013 at 10:11 am said:

Discounts for the Blops 2 DLC would have been fantastic. (Profound sadness)


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+ StalkerD on September 9th, 2013 at 10:13 am said:

Well, I don’t usually go with these posts, but this week, the update was pretty week. Even the discounts were pretty bad. I would rather see a game like Galaga Legions on the Vita instead of on the PS3. I will most likely never play this, the PS3 has too many games that are better than this one, to waste my time playing Galaga (even though I do like Galaga a lot).

Apart from this minor complaint, what really bothers me is that I am not able to play games such as Metal Gear Portable Ops, Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon on my PS Vita. Why is it taking so long for these compatibility issues to be solved, especially considering that in other regions they do not exist? This kind of request for explanation is seldom replied to, but nevertheless, I would like to formalize, again, my dissatisfaction for not being able to play them on a US PS Vita.


108

+ AssaultMonkey150 on September 9th, 2013 at 10:14 am said:

If you’re gonna have a Call of Duty sale, sad to see there’s no discount for the classic COD1.

One of the best WW2 games of all time, that and its sequel, COD2 and MoH: Allied Assault


109

+ StingrayX on September 9th, 2013 at 10:15 am said:

Thanks again Sony for the FREE game! =D


110

+ MushThePainter on September 9th, 2013 at 10:17 am said:

Dear PlayStation Plus,
I’m breaking up with you. It’s been great these past few years but I need some time by myself. It’s not you it’s me. I’ll be gone til November.. 15th.
Love, MushThePainter


111

+ dodgedoors on September 9th, 2013 at 10:20 am said:

Will we be getting info on the 64 gig vita card? sorry for this being in the wrong forum.


112

+ Welmosca on September 9th, 2013 at 10:26 am said:

Oh thanks for Galaga..its been a damn long time since I last played a Galaga game..think that was back on PS1….I’m eager to try this one out…I love me some shoot-‘em-up….on another hand…I’m quite disappointed with that CoD sale….I was expecting some DLC sale…its been years that I’m waiting on a sale for Black Ops DLCs.

BTW will there be a demo for that Dragon Fantasy game?


113

+ Welmosca on September 9th, 2013 at 10:28 am said:

@ 111 dodgedoors – Wait there is a 64gb memory card coming?….because I’m about to buy a 32gb one.


114

+ Satnamji on September 9th, 2013 at 10:32 am said:

I think Sony is waiting until my birthday week (Sept. 24 store update) to add Rayman Origins to the IGC, and I’m OK with that. :D

I’m also actually looking forward to Galaga Legions. Galaga was the game I put the most quarters into during my 80s arcade days that didn’t feature an Italian plumber.


115

+ dodgedoors on September 9th, 2013 at 10:32 am said:

@113 yes coming to japan at least Oct 10. The yen conversion is listed at about 100 dollars


116

+ Crono1973 on September 9th, 2013 at 10:37 am said:

I am not sure that I am going to renew my PS+, there really hasn’t been anything worth paying for PS+ for awhile. I am buying Dragon Fantasy II and getting $3 off is nice but I think I would rather pay the $3 extra than pay for PS+.


117

+ RulitoCR on September 9th, 2013 at 10:38 am said:

I already got Galaga and the discounts are pretty meh… COD really!? I still don’t understand how the people play those overrated games a lot…

So nothing for me this week!


118

+ JeffsonP on September 9th, 2013 at 10:41 am said:

Hi Kristine, sorry to ask here, and please answer me, even if you know nothing about it.
What’s wrong with the Brazilian PlayStation.Blog? The last post is from Aug 31! Thanks in advance!


119

+ ElektroDragon on September 9th, 2013 at 10:45 am said:

Aliens should have been the free game. I might have to bite for $8.99 but I will be holding my nose.


120

+ CJ_vzla on September 9th, 2013 at 10:46 am said:

i finnaly pulled the plug on a 1 year ps plus membership last month, and so fat hitman absolution is the only IGC game that has got me exited…i hope some more high profile games get on IGC this fall…


121

+ Myakoopa on September 9th, 2013 at 10:48 am said:

I already own the CoD games, so I won’t be buying the bundles. That said, I would almost definitely pick up the DLC maps if there was a Plus discount.


122

+ PainOfSarrow on September 9th, 2013 at 10:54 am said:

hope there is good NON plus sales tomorrow.


123

+ R2tito11 on September 9th, 2013 at 10:56 am said:

lol…. the CoD Discounts are a complete joke, and the free game is meh! … already waiting for next month ps+ lineup


124

+ djsaiyan on September 9th, 2013 at 11:08 am said:

@102

Some of the issues have been patched, but on the whole it’s still a big heaping steaming pile. Even at $8 I wouldn’t bite. $5, maybe. DLC included.


125

+ I_Be_Trollin_69 on September 9th, 2013 at 11:13 am said:

Another horrible week, if you look at last weeks comments its about 380 complaint post about how horrible that week was and how many were unsubscribing but this week is worse and Im glad I didn’t renew my sub. If you as the consumers want Sony to listen to you and offer better deals and better games for the IGC then unsubscribe and tell them what you want, only that way will they start making PS Plus more appealing and try to get more people to subscribe.


126

+ LightOfValkyrie on September 9th, 2013 at 11:14 am said:

…that’s it? Snore.


127

+ notsotaku on September 9th, 2013 at 11:17 am said:

suck my balls


128

+ Jeron93 on September 9th, 2013 at 11:21 am said:

OMG this is just not what im looking for :(, I loved the summer sales, Bring some fall sales are some good IGC games, i know yu can do better PS PLUS


129

+ Scaramanga1983 on September 9th, 2013 at 11:22 am said:

Why there is no World at War content on sale?


130

+ stekimafijas on September 9th, 2013 at 11:26 am said:

INB4 same alien game being on discount is going to be free for PSN+ in October/November.

Sorry Sony, but you’re not getting any more money from me ever since goddamn Rayman for the Vita.
If only I got the PS3 version instead of the Vita one…

I don’t particularly care about the lineup, seeing as 50$ opposed to 45 euros or whatnot is obviously less money, and I’m glad with anything that comes across, but when you offer “MAD DISCOUNTS $$$SAVINGS$$$”, and then the same game goes on the IGC next month, you pull out the “read the ToS” card and don’t offer proper refunds, although I understand why, some people never learn.

Thankfully, I learned my lesson, and now I know just to keep my PSN+ sub (for the time being at least), and never buy ANYTHING unless its a dollar/two with trophy support like Nun Attack and stuff, because it’ll go on the IGC within a month and a half.

At least if I bought Rayman retail I could resell it after getting it on the IGC.

Please stop doing this, you’re getting enough hate on the comments as it is, and I’d really like it if a red guy were to reply to my post, just to see what you think about this.


131

+ tusunami on September 9th, 2013 at 11:36 am said:

For those crying about nothing for them this week, your problem is that either you keep buying games to quickly. When you need to let your PS Plus membership do its job. And Sony can’t make everyone happy whether your disappointed about the games you get sounds like a personal problem.


132

+ DarkStar83x on September 9th, 2013 at 11:43 am said:

To everyone saying they’ll cancel their PS+…if you’re getting a PS4, remember you’ll need it to play online, so you may want to think twice.

Also, I’ve mostly enjoyed having Plus so far. May not always have something I want, but the money I’ve saved has made it a good investment. Can’t wait for Dragon Fantasy Book II. Book I was awesome!


133

+ zingakun on September 9th, 2013 at 11:46 am said:

@Kristine, @Morgan and all playstation team, could you please help me?

I received an email about referring PS+ plans to friends of mine, so they would receive a 30-day trial and, if each decided to subscribe to PS+, we would gain $5.

Codes started to be sent, but my friends are complaining that they’re asked to enter a credit card in order to redeem the 30-day trial. Please, could you confirm this promotion or is that a hoax. I’m truly concerned about it.

Thank you!


134

+ poodude on September 9th, 2013 at 11:58 am said:

Yay, Galaga!

Will also pick up the Aliens DLC.


135

+ rabidninjamonky on September 9th, 2013 at 12:10 pm said:

@127 Notsotaku What a well thought out and insightful comment! You summed up my feelings perfectly. Are you reading my mind? If so please get out of my head!!


136

+ muldy00 on September 9th, 2013 at 12:12 pm said:

My membership ends in one month. Over the last 5 months, I can’t remember more than 2 games I have bothered to download. The only reason I renew is that I have games from the past that I got through PS+ that I still want access to.

Last month I actually got more value from Xbox Live Gold’s 2 free games.


137

+ VestiaryDark on September 9th, 2013 at 12:23 pm said:

kristine, you know some about the digital sales of ff14?


138

+ dusan_mandik2 on September 9th, 2013 at 12:25 pm said:

Is it just me or is PS Plus starting to be a big waste of money? They give out a bunch of crappy games for free that nobody wants and they’re not even actually free to keep. And the deals they have on games aren’t even that good of deals half the time anymore…those cod prices this week are insane seeing that u can get modern warfare for like 4 dollars at gamestop or any other game store. I’m about done paying for ps plus anymore…:-(


139

+ Lucius_13 on September 9th, 2013 at 12:28 pm said:

nothing for me this week (aside from the Diablo 3 demo) but can I ask that you guys stop with the Indie Games there not that great you should try and give us some AAA titles like WWE All-Stars id love to download that one


140

+ DanteMerfi on September 9th, 2013 at 12:32 pm said:

Normally I don’t complain since I think I get a lot of value for what I pay with Plus, but I have to say, this month has just been pathetic. I stayed silent even when the free titles were announced since perhaps we would get great discounts, but no. Just sadness all around.


141

+ IcedDice777 on September 9th, 2013 at 12:33 pm said:

Already own Galaga Legions Dx. Pretty entertaining shooter. Looks awesome on 3D.

Friends don’t let friends waste hard earned $$ on ****** games! Please, don’t waste your cash on Aliens: Colonial Marines! It’s a pretty bad game.
Got suckered like many others with Gearbox’s used car salesman tactics video of the game before release and got the collector’s ed Day 1… The swag is/was much better than the game. Lol


142

+ IcedDice777 on September 9th, 2013 at 12:35 pm said:

Already own Galaga Legions Dx. Pretty entertaining shooter. Looks awesome on 3D.

Friends don’t let friends waste hard earned $$ on awful games! Please, don’t waste your cash on Aliens: Colonial Marines! It’s a pretty bad game.
Got played like many others with Gearbox’s used car salesman tactics video of the game before release and got the collector’s ed Day 1… The swag is/was much better than the game. Lol


143

+ iREVOLTER on September 9th, 2013 at 12:36 pm said:

Discounts ridiculous. Aliens CM; thx but no thx. Galaga, meeeh not really my type of the game. And the Puppeteer Pre-Order Bonuses still missing from US version than pre-ordering Digital. You are screwing customers more often. SCEA you scuk!


144

+ thezenguy on September 9th, 2013 at 12:39 pm said:

oh yes a galaga game for ps3 free, thank you jesus, finally something worth the time.


145

+ MatheusRuggeri on September 9th, 2013 at 12:46 pm said:

Waiting for DINO CRISIS 2 sale (released in semptember 2000), and…. Nothing.


146

+ Stranger_Eddie on September 9th, 2013 at 12:52 pm said:

Let´s start a Sarcasm form to explain this PSN PLUS “WEEK DISCOUNT”

“Doodle God (PS Vita)” FREE on Android and IOS… And for Sony = 4.49 (INCLUDING DISCOUNT)

“Call of Thief Duty DLC Ausive Actvision Franchise”: the most cheaper just cost ONLY 20 BUCKS!

“BUGS Aliens BUGS Colonial BUGS Marines BUGS ” … There are a lot of BUGS to pay something with … bugs only!

Next time, if you want to create a “Promotion” like this, please DON´T DO IT! Because You are considering YOUR CONSUMER AS AN IDIOT!


147

+ XDrifterX on September 9th, 2013 at 12:55 pm said:

What are the chances for us to get any Resistance Game (I’m looking at you, Resistance Retribution!) as part of the ICG? Love this franchise! Retribution is a completely different (and better) game with the 2nd analog stick!


148

+ Seluhir on September 9th, 2013 at 12:57 pm said:

@Lucius and that’s where we differ. literally the last game on the entire planet I would want via PS+ is WWE, so I guess maybe it truly is just a matter of ‘they can’t please everyone’. I’m pretty pleased with all the indy titles, they’re games in some cases I didn’t even know existed that I’m really glad to play.

And a lot of the full games that the EU version are getting are games I wouldn’t ever want anyways. All told I’m completely satisfied with PS+. But again, it’s a case of ‘you can’t please everyone’… if they gave the games you wanted, I’d be miserable with PS+.
Mind you, nto to say I’ve liked EVERY PS+ game, but I’m getting at least 1 a month, usually two, that I’m pleased with, so I have few complaints.

As far as feedback goes, to the powers that be… I would DEARLY love to see some JRPGs added to the PS+ lineup. It’s probably my one big criticism that you’re vastly underserving such a significant portion of your long-term fanbase… people who love JRPGs have generally stayed with Sony since the PS1 days and we’d love to see some of them come to PS+.


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+ Splathew on September 9th, 2013 at 1:02 pm said:

I thought last month was great. I played the heck out of Hitman and Runner 2. This month is pretty much a joke. I mean two on-rail shooters really? I might get some enjoyment out of Galaga but overall I’m pretty disappointed in this months line up.


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+ T-8k8O_ on September 9th, 2013 at 1:05 pm said:

Your playstation plus service sucks.


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