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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

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+ DARK_REAPER_543 on September 9th, 2013 at 1:12 pm said:

Whens ICO coming?


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+ wycliff_12 on September 9th, 2013 at 1:19 pm said:

The COD sales aren’t even sales because it’s more expensive than at Gamestop, I thought going digital would equal to lower base prices for games MW3 with 1DLC =$30 IS WAY TOO MUCH.

Anyways not really interested in Galaga tried if when it first came out and I wasn’t too impressed, I really hope next month will be better than this month, I tried the RE: Chronicles with my DS3 and it was horrible, next time please do not make a Move centric game be the biggest PS3 game of the month considering most of us passed on the PS Move.

Either way I have some friends looking forward to ICO so atleast next week we’ll get a decent game even though it should have been packed with SOTC.

Why don’t you guys give out more Sony 1st party games in the IGC?? there are so many awesome PS3 exclusives that didn’t sell well enough and you guys are sitting on them while throwing us crap like RE Wii Ports, Galaga, Star Wars Pinball.

Heavenly Sword
Folklore
Starhwak Multiplayer
Playstation All Stars Battle Royal should have been introduced instead of LBP Karting.
Motorstorm Apocalypse
Infamous: Blood Festival


153

+ Gamerzlimited on September 9th, 2013 at 1:34 pm said:

I was excited to see the sale for the Call of Duty franchise at first. After looking, I am disappointed that it’s isn’t the individual DLC. I still want to get Escalation and Annihilation. I did ask for a COD sale, but not like this. Oh well, nothing for this week again. Hopefully, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories comes out next week. Makes sense because GTA V is coming out that day.

@notsotaku Grow yourself a pair and learn how to troll before posting here. This comment proves your just a naive brat.


154

+ oshkoshbagosh1 on September 9th, 2013 at 1:37 pm said:

Why doesn’t US PS Plus release all the games at once like EU does? Recently on US theres only been one or two games im interested in but I have to wait weeks before its released. I got ICO on EU so that week I dont really get much so hopefully thats last.


155

+ PowerGusso-US on September 9th, 2013 at 1:38 pm said:

I think nobody will buy alien even with the discount.


156

+ DeathGazer on September 9th, 2013 at 1:42 pm said:

Very old PSN game and CoD discounts?

This may be the worst PS+ update ever.


157

+ Istyle318 on September 9th, 2013 at 1:42 pm said:

Thank you for everything


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+ I_Be_Trollin_69 on September 9th, 2013 at 1:45 pm said:

@132 No one has a PS4 yet and not everyone is going to get one so ending their PS Plus subscription wont affect anyone until the release of the PS4 and people who decided to own the system.


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+ oshkoshbagosh1 on September 9th, 2013 at 1:45 pm said:

Also when will the ps store compete with store prices on games, theres games that you can get on amazon that are half the price they are on ps store. Most games are overpriced long after release.


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+ Pikmologist on September 9th, 2013 at 1:51 pm said:

I think I’ll save my money this week. :)


161

+ Erlaxis on September 9th, 2013 at 1:57 pm said:

Nothing for me this week. In fact, the only plus game I don’t own this month is Rayman for Vita. But oh, man, that one by itself is more than enough to justify the $4 a month. In fact, it justifies like, what? 5 months?

Love PS+ =D


162

+ Gamerzlimited on September 9th, 2013 at 2:05 pm said:

@hazelcabug I would like for you to switch over to Microsoft and never post here again. It would be better for you to support a different company instead of hearing your stupid rants about Sony. That goes for all of you too.


163

+ andresarriola on September 9th, 2013 at 2:05 pm said:

Please please! Make next month better! I need to get motivated about plus again…


164

+ MAABAB on September 9th, 2013 at 2:08 pm said:

Decent update for the most and I have a question that I posted in the BlogCast a few days ago but was never answered. This will be the last board post that I post this on since I don’t necessarily want to spam the question. Are the ideas being submitted through the PS.Blog.Share still being reviewed by the SCEA? I ask this because it seems that the last idea that was dealt with by an SCEA representative was from December 2011. It just seems somewhat sad that there are plenty of ideas but it doesn’t seem that anyone is responding to the ideas being placed on the PS.Blog.Share.


165

+ BlackKoolaid on September 9th, 2013 at 2:14 pm said:

Yay another worthless week!


166

+ cheddar2010 on September 9th, 2013 at 2:15 pm said:

@67 Galaga rocked back in the day and this is a different take on the old formula, just like cherry coke some will love it and some will not!.

” too, love the Galaga games, but I also can respect the sentiment that this Galaga game is not what some expect from IGC.”

I think I disagree with this reply.

in the past PSN + enjoyed pacman DX, double dragon, earthworm jim Turtles in time ETC
psn plus apears to have a decent history offering good arcade titles and although not everyone will want them(they usually only want AAA titles) it is their loss, if they choose to ignore enjoyable titles.


167

+ wycliff_12 on September 9th, 2013 at 2:19 pm said:

@GamerzLimited – you come here every week and do the same thing call out people for complaining.

Pot > Kettle> Black


168

+ Gscorpio14 on September 9th, 2013 at 2:25 pm said:

Games I would like to see on PS+
God of War Ascension digital
Castlevania Lords of Shadow bundle with DLC
Ninja Gaiden 3 Razor’s Edge
Tony Hawk’s pro skater hd
Green Lantern Rise of the Manhunters
Darksiders 2
Dante’s Inferno
Kingdoms of Amalur Reckoning
X men origins wolverine
Sly Cooper games
3d Sonic games
other God of War games


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+ Gamerzlimited on September 9th, 2013 at 2:28 pm said:

@wycliff_12 At least I’m not like PrimeroIncognito and say that PS+ is worth 97 cents every week. I’m just saying everyone should just switch to a different company and be done with it. When the PS4 comes out, they’ll have no choice but to keep their subscriptions just to play online whether you like it or not.

@BlackKoolaid Yay, another worthless troll! Just switch already!


170

+ BigBacon87 on September 9th, 2013 at 2:32 pm said:

Anybody from EU wanna trade houses with me for a bit? The Canadian Rockies are beautiful in September. Our PS Plus offerings though, not so much…


171

+ Ginsu3000 on September 9th, 2013 at 2:32 pm said:

Forgive me if someone has already asked (I did however not see a moderator comment regarding this though), but I was curious if any of us who played Dragon Fantasy Book I and have completion data for each of the characters get to use said data to begin Book II with the experience levels gained? (Example: each character being a level 50, thereby starting Book II at that level?) Either way I will find out tomorrow but it would be nice to receive an answer. Thank you in advance.
(Off topic but any news on PS4 bundles? i.e. extra controller and game for x price?)


172

+ cheddar2010 on September 9th, 2013 at 2:38 pm said:

@ 145 resistance is awesome and retribution is great in infected mode
(resistance 2 required)

also although i have pnly been a psn = subscriber for a few short months when i look at hitman, saints row, jet set radio zen pinball. ‘m pretty sure I have already received over $50 worth of content.

would i like more AAA games? of course!, but i am content with what psn + has provided to me.(at least for the time being)


173

+ wycliff_12 on September 9th, 2013 at 2:49 pm said:

@GamerzLimited – Yeah I understand where you are coming from but if people want to complain on the internet let them rant even if it’s over dumb stuff, we are all paying customers and you cannot deny the negative comments aren’t justified for this month’s content it’s pitiful to say the least. PS4 isn’t out yet so PS Plus is still not mandatory and even so it’s still a payed subscription, people should be free to voice their opinion about a product they are paying for good or bad.

People will complain about everything so why get riled up every week by the same nonsense? lol


174

+ Pai-Zuri365 on September 9th, 2013 at 2:58 pm said:

Still waiting for Okami HD and Kingdoms of Alamur like Europe got in the beginning of the year.


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+ Gamerzlimited on September 9th, 2013 at 3:34 pm said:

@wycliff_12 I guess your right. It’s still annoying, but they’ll just keep doing it. Originally, I kept telling people that PS+ will get better over time. Now we’re in the point that it no longer applies and I’m telling people just to switch over to Microsoft because of how bad this month’s content is. At least they will get more sales for their system. I didn’t like them at first, but I take back what I said about them and now they can stand a chance against Sony. Although PS+ isn’t mandatory yet, it will be soon for the PS4. As long as Sony and Microsoft destroys Nintendo, I’ll be happy for both companies.


176

+ TwinDad on September 9th, 2013 at 3:35 pm said:

@zingakun ,

The PS+ 30 day trials all require a credit card on the account to activate the trial. IT activates a subscription that you have to cancel or else it charges your card for a 3 month sub.


177

+ vitalogy11 on September 9th, 2013 at 3:50 pm said:

Dear Lord I wish that Galaga DX ( and PacMan Champ DX) were on Vita also. Perfect platform for those sweet arcade remakes.


178

+ ArkonBlade on September 9th, 2013 at 4:05 pm said:

Well I care more about the sales then the free game a week even though that is always nice to get. Still pretty sad though for sales. Not much up there. Though at least aliens colonial marines is $8.99. I said I would never pay more then $10 for that game after I heard how bad it was and I am a HUGE Aliens fan. So I guess now is the time to buy.

I’d like to see another big sale like the Japanese game sale you guys had a few weeks ago when you had dead or alive 5 plus , ragnarok, DW Next, UMVC 3 all at a great deal. I bought them all. Do more stuff like that but on a bigger scale and I will burn through cash buyin it up.


179

+ thelookey6 on September 9th, 2013 at 4:14 pm said:

+ Gamerzlimited
stop being a suck up ok and face the fact that this update sucks and the sale prices are over priced still.

feed back should always be welcome no matter if it is good feed back or bad feed back.

if people spend there money on a products it is safe to say they have the right to leave there feed back no matter who likes it
ps

the update sucks


180

+ my360broke_again on September 9th, 2013 at 4:20 pm said:

Aliens, even after all its patches, is a horrible game. Even if it was free I could not recommend anyone play it.


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+ Gamerzlimited on September 9th, 2013 at 4:35 pm said:

@thelookey6 Man, your being dumb again. I already know the sales are overpriced and I already said so on post #153. Why do you still want to pick a fight with me? I said I don’t care about that anymore. Now I am telling people to switch to Microsoft if you don’t like the path Sony is going with PS+. Or unless your mad at me that I hate Nintendo.

“the update sucks” Says the person who doesn’t have a Plus symbol on his avatar (Unless your that guy who told me the account your using isn’t your real account, which I forgot).


182

+ Oni_Metsu on September 9th, 2013 at 4:44 pm said:

I shall avenge you Nick Cage! I shall avenge you by slaughtering the space bee empire!

Also, kinda tempted to pick up Aliens: Colonial Marines too.

Not a half bad week.

Been better, and there have been worse.


183

+ DecadanceFantasy on September 9th, 2013 at 4:48 pm said:

Not too into an arcade game, but I’m looking forward to ICO. When it comes out. I’m still playing Xillia anyways, so I’m good.


184

+ saab01 on September 9th, 2013 at 4:56 pm said:

Not that great month for us plus members. I would call this game Galaga Mediocre. Whatever happened to having what will leave the whole month. I see Pinball Arcade is finally leaving next week. I don’t think I missed what is leaving this month from the IGC. But maybe I am wrong.

Lets hope next month will be strong for us plus members. This RE port game wasn’t doing it for me sorry.


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+ thelookey6 on September 9th, 2013 at 5:27 pm said:

Gamerzlimited
you are a joke and i do not need a +symbol by my name to know if a update sucks . you throw the dumb word around like it is not your middle name or something. i do not even have any trophys on this account so does that mean i do not have a ps3? you are just a suck up and you make that clear with every post you make.
i guess you like the taste of salt lol

knockout


186

+ Lil_Mermaid_Girl on September 9th, 2013 at 5:55 pm said:

How about the new Hot Shots Golf ps3 game for IGC soon? I’m broke saving up for the ps4 so that would be completely awesome for IGC ^-^


187

+ amwujm on September 9th, 2013 at 5:56 pm said:

holy crap this update sucks too bad I already OWN galaga (which is AWESOME!) at this point im letting my sub lapse.


188

+ himynameism1kee on September 9th, 2013 at 6:47 pm said:

The COD sale sucks, soooo overpriced.

Alien Colonial Marines is a good price for a recent game, shame that the game is a broken mess.

Hopefully we get a decent sale next week for TGS


189

+ e46drvr on September 9th, 2013 at 7:00 pm said:

Looking forward to Dragon Fantasy Book 2!

BTW Any chance of us getting Corpse Party sale like the EU PSN store! Especially with halloween and whatnot around the corner ;)


190

+ e46drvr on September 9th, 2013 at 7:03 pm said:

And maybe just an XSEED / NIS Sale in general!;D


191

+ NerdyJustin on September 9th, 2013 at 7:13 pm said:

wasn’t Galaga free already? I have this and didn’t buy it. I think this is a rerun.


192

+ Bloodspoor on September 9th, 2013 at 7:16 pm said:

Has the PS+ price always been on the left? For some reason, I remember it being on the right. If this is a new thing we’re doing, I’m not a fan.


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+ secularsage on September 9th, 2013 at 7:25 pm said:

The usual gang of haters and complainers have already hit the thread, I see.

Galaga Legions DX is a good retro revival title. It’s not quite as good as Space Invaders Infinity Gene and it’s not the brilliant reinvention that Pac-Man Championship Edition DX is, but it’s still a lot of fun and a great addition to the Instant Game Collection. (I bought it last time it was on sale, but I’ve had no regrets!)

Some of you haters need to take a more long-term perspective. The IGC is not about giving you every game you’ve ever dreamed of. It’s about building up a library of great games on your PS3 / PS Vita to augment your games library. Those of us who have been in this since the program was launched three summers ago have built up libraries of over 100 free games plus dozens more on sale. And really, the bulk of the free games have come in 2012 and 2013, when the program went from “that’s a neat idea” to “that’s an essential part of owning a Playstation console.”

Hang around for awhile and watch your collection grow.


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+ SidNightwalker on September 9th, 2013 at 7:34 pm said:

One thing that can be said about CoD is that at least it’d consistent example of everything wrong with the industry.As a side note Galaga DX should be a lotta fun.


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+ Kchow23 on September 9th, 2013 at 7:37 pm said:

I guess the awesome discounts had to run out eventually! Aliens Colonial Marines? COD would’ve been ok if it we weren’t so close to the release of Ghosts.


196

+ KINGOCELOT on September 9th, 2013 at 7:40 pm said:

PSP Sale! Please, I’m begging you!


197

+ ArchAngelMai on September 9th, 2013 at 7:58 pm said:

Thank God for Final Fantasy XIV on PC or this stale month would actually bother me, lol!
Though I did grab Atelier Meruru Plus, loving that. Haven’t turned on my PS3 in 2 weeks.
But I don’t rely on PS+ for games like most of the losers on here that complain do–but I love the PS+ sales <3–not this weeks though.


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+ Gamerzlimited on September 9th, 2013 at 8:38 pm said:

@thelookey6 If you think the update sucks, why do you even care? Your not getting this stuff anyway, so this shouldn’t apply to you. Be glad that you didn’t sign up in the first place if you really think it’s bad. And where did I ever say that you have no trophies means you do not have a PS3? I never said that anywhere. Stop making up stupid lies that are not true. Your more of a joke here. Go home, your drunk.


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+ darksithantwan on September 9th, 2013 at 8:46 pm said:

Thanks Sony for the free Plus content and discounts you give every week. To the rest of the bloggers (apparently), be grateful you’re not a Live Gold member. You’d be getting awesome content such as Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 and Rainbow Six: Vegas 1 this month. Sound better than what we’re getting?

Stop comparing Europe to US because the processes are different. Be happy you paid $50 this year for US content just as Sleeping Dogs, Saints Row: The Third, Uncharted 3, XCOM, Battlefield 3, Hitman: Absolution, Resident Evil Chronicles HD, and a slew of other free games and great discounts. Just the games I mentioned alone go PREOWNED at GameStop for AT THE VERY LEAST $15 EACH! And you’re complaining Plus isn’t worth it? LOL I don’t know how Morgan & gang even deal with the countless and POINTLESS venom they receive every Monday…


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+ NSDI on September 9th, 2013 at 9:31 pm said:

I see some people are calling for free MGR: Revengeance and Rayman Legend, etc. I won’t do that. But, those COD discounts, really piss me out. It’s even better if we don’t have these horrible things at all this week. I mean, who cares that $5 if the original price is $50, especially for a game released 10 months ago? And if my memory serves, it’s not the first time we get negligible discounts on COD. Come on, man. I don’t know how PS+ works in your business, but this result is really disappointing to us. I will keep subscribing PS+, buy how about the other guys?


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