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Dyad Free for PS Plus Members Starting Tomorrow

Kristine Steimer's Avatar + Posted by Kristine Steimer on Dec 16, 2013 // Sr. Community Specialist

Last year, Dyad hit the gaming scene and stunned critics with its colorful visual palette and psychedelic soundtrack. Seemingly simple to start, Dyad builds on core mechanics gradually, allowing you just enough time to get the hang of things before teaching you something new to master. Lest you think that completing Dyad’s 27 levels marks the end of this entrancing journey, know that there are different modes to unlock as you get better at the game, including Trophy mode and Sandbox mode.

You can download Dyad and take advantage of all these PS Plus discounts after the PlayStation Store updates tomorrow, 12/17.

PlayStation Plus - 12-17-2013

PlayStation Plus: Instant Game Collection

Dyad (PS3)

Free for PS Plus members

Dyad
Descend into Dyad to experience transcendental sensory overload in this abstract psychedelic racer. Blast through a reactive audio-visual tube to create a harmonious synthesis of color and sound as you hook, graze and lance enemies to master Dyad’s 27 unique levels. Embark on a mind-altering interactive journey through Dyad’s Game Mode to prepare yourself for Trophy Mode’s tactical freakout variations wherein a Platinum Trophy awaits only the most skillful. Or choose to sit back and chill with Dyad’s hallucinogenic Remix mode.

PlayStation Plus: Discounts

Holiday Sale (Week 3)

We’re continuing our PlayStation Store Holiday Sale this week. Check out these sales on some of gaming’s best and check back over the next few weeks to see what else will be marked down.

Game Title PS Plus Price Original Price
Far Cry 3 $17.99 $29.99
Far Cry 3 Ultimate Edition $21.19 $34.99
Hitman: Blood Money HD $4.25 $16.99
Guacameelee! (Cross-Buy) $3.75 $14.99
God of War Ascension $10.00 $39.99
Knytt Underground (Cross-Buy) $2.50 $9.99
PixelJunk Shooter 2 $2.50 $9.99
PixelJunk Sidescroller $2.50 $9.99
Limbo (PS3) $3.75 $14.99
Limbo (PS VITA) $3.75 $14.99
Beat Hazard Ultra $2.50 $9.99
DEADPOOL $24.29 $49.99
Angry Birds Star Wars PS3 $32.39 $39.99
Angry Birds Star Wars PS Vita $32.39 $39.99
Just Dance 2014 $30.59 $39.99
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes PS Vita $23.99 $39.99

They’re not part of our Holiday Sale, but here are some more discounts for PS Plus members.

Game Title PS Plus Price Original Price
Pinball Arcade: Season 1 Bundle $26.99 $29.99
Pinball Arcade: Season 1 Pro Bundle $29.99 $35.99
Eufloria HD $7.99 $14.99
Terraria PS Vita $13.49 $14.99
Bit.Trip Presents: Runner 2 $7.99 $9.99
Ethan: Meteor Hunter $6.39 $9.99
Atomic Ninjas PS3 $2.09 $9.99
Atomic Ninjas PS Vita $2.09 $9.99
Foosball 2012 PS3 $2.09 $7.99
Foosball 2012 PS VITA $2.09 $7.99
The Impossible Game $0.74 $2.99
One Epic Game $0.74 $1.99
Minisquadron $0.74 $1.99
Blimp: The Flying Adventures $0.74 $1.49
5-In-1 Arcade Hits $0.74 $1.99
Zombie Driver HD $2.50 $9.99
Zombie Driver HD + Soundtrack $3.25 $12.99
Zombie Driver HD Soundtrack $1.25 $4.99
Zombie Driver HD Apocalypse Pack $0.75 $2.99
Zombie Driver HD Tropical Race Rage $0.75 $2.99
Zombie Driver HD Burning Garden Of Slaughter $0.75 $1.99
Zombie Driver HD Avatar 10-Pack $0.75 $2.99
Killzone: Shadow Fall Multiplayer Trial (PS4)
Killzone Shadow Fall
If you’ve been looking for a way to check out the PS4’s awesome new Killzone title but haven’t gotten a chance yet, you’re in luck! PS Plus members can try out the game’s slick multiplayer modes for free! You can start pre-downloading the file today Tuesday, so you can jump right into the fray when the Multiplayer Trial goes live from 12/28 – 12/31!Killzone Shadow Fall’s 24-player multiplayer gives you the freedom to play how you want. Using the new customizable Warzone feature, you can pick the number of players, rules, mission modes, classes, abilities and weapons allowed in a match, then save these choices as a custom Warzone to share with the community.

PlayStation Plus: Last Chance

If you’ve got feedback on today’s Plus update, make sure vote in the poll and leave a comment below. To discuss all things PlayStation, including this update, you can also head over to the PlayStation Community Forums where you’ll find topics you can contribute your thoughts to, or start one for yourself.

//Add Your Own

234 Comments   11 Replies

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+ Topher_Man on December 16th, 2013 at 11:58 am said:

Yep. Time to buy Guacamelee and Limbo.


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+ Teflon02 on December 16th, 2013 at 11:59 am said:

@Stranger_Eddie
Yes and no, I’ve never heard of this but if that’s the case, all DLC for the game bought will remain downloadable, example TMNT Turtles in Time Re-Shelled disappeared from PSN cause the Devs, But I can still download it and even play online without issues. Just none of my friends can buy it (well that is if it’s still gone off PSN)


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+ FairySun on December 16th, 2013 at 12:03 pm said:

Woah, Guacameelee! Nice.
Been wanting that game for a while now.


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+ Jack_Skelingtin on December 16th, 2013 at 12:07 pm said:

I may have to pick up God of War, (though I don’t have space for it on my system), I love how people who bought it on black Friday are complaining that it’s unfair that it’s lower now and blaming Sony…. it’s not Sony’s fault you didn’t wait just a little longer.

Your doing an amazing job PS+ team :) I’m very grateful for the work you have done :)


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+ Brulnow on December 16th, 2013 at 12:13 pm said:

Could take a question? this update, the Ascencion Gof Of War was advertised for $ 10, but I went on PSN and was still $ 39.99.


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+ Crazysoulman on December 16th, 2013 at 12:15 pm said:

Sweet I guess ne t week is vita games! can’t wait im getting a vita for Christmas! Can’t wait also do u know what we are getting next month? Just asking any ways Happy Holidays and happy new year! Can’t wait for next year!


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+ EGGS_ONE on December 16th, 2013 at 12:29 pm said:

Dyad gave me a huge head ache when i played it. Was pretty boring as well. Great sales though!! Thanks for that!


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+ AizawaYuuichi on December 16th, 2013 at 12:37 pm said:

@ Brulnow: It’s still $39.99 because the store updates on Tuesdays. It always updates on Tuesdays. Come back in about 26 hours and the discount will be live. Same as almost every other week.

@whoever asked: Yes, if you buy GoW:A from PSN, it is considered a USED COPY and you still have to buy the Online Pass, to make sure the developer gets some money from your purchase, and not just gamestop reselling a copy for more profit.
/sarcasm

Some decent sales this week, and some not so decent sales (Activision IPs). I bought Dyad back when it first came out, so no new free game for me. Ascension is the only thing on sale I have any interest in that I don’t already own, but at this point, I may as well just wait until it gets added to the IGC sometime next year.


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+ leslein97 on December 16th, 2013 at 12:38 pm said:

Can we add +50 to the manufacturing attribute to get some more PS4′s out there?


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+ Brulnow on December 16th, 2013 at 1:01 pm said:

@Aizawa Yuuichi Many thanks for the help, I had not read right!, I will pay more attention next time!


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+ MAXIMO273 on December 16th, 2013 at 1:07 pm said:

This is really annoying just 2 weeks ago God of War Asec. was on sale for 19.99 ,and i snagged it. Now a few short weeks later its on sale again for 10.00 bux i feel like i got ripped. Stop putting the same stuff on sale so close to each other for lower prices everytime it goes on sale. Not even a month has past between its last sale price.


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+ CraddaPoosta on December 16th, 2013 at 1:07 pm said:

I renewed my PS+ subscription when GameStop was offering a year’s subscription for $29.99, so I am paid up until the beginning of 2015. I don’t regret my investment at all, but, I still can’t help but wonder why Sony is trying SO HARD to force the indie scene.

Somehow, I strongly, strongly doubt that many, if any, people signed up for PS+ to get twice as many shovelware indie titles as actual commercial releases, for “free”.

Most of these indie games are between 99 cents and $4.99, and almost all are available for Android/iOS. I don’t see the ‘value’ in overpricing a game that is already available on other platforms, and then “giving it away for free”.

Angry Birds for PS3/Vita is a perfect, perfect example. A free game is worth $39.99, to Sony. Amazing how that works.


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+ DanteMerfi on December 16th, 2013 at 1:08 pm said:

Seriously guys, stop advertising those ridiculous Angry Birds prices. It’s embarrassing really.


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+ Void_Incarnate on December 16th, 2013 at 1:21 pm said:

Nice. Any chance of a Tearaway sale to match Amazon’s $19.99 Tearaway sale (download code)?

I’d love to get the game, but I already have a bunch of store credit in my PSN wallet I need to use.


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+ Satnamji on December 16th, 2013 at 1:22 pm said:

I’m a bit surprised you singled out only one game from the Hitman HD Collection trilogy for this sale, but seeing as you did, I’m glad it was Blood Money. I just hope I don’t regret my purchase if a few months from now the entire trilogy goes on sale for $7.50 for Plus members. lol


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+ PrimeroIncognito on December 16th, 2013 at 1:29 pm said:

@ Ryumoau

Sorry to see you’ve decided to go back to trolling after you had been respectable for the past month.

“Dyad looks incredibly boring” translates to, “it looks too hard for me and I’m mad about being so crappy at games that require legitimate skill but I don’t want to admit my inferiority so I’ll just slam the game instead”. Seriously, why even say anything at all? Your opinion doesn’t have a leg to stand on if you’re not speaking from personal experience.

Dyad is anything but boring. It starts out slow, yes, but anyone who has made it at least halfway through would know how complex and intense it gets. Those who say it’s boring just suck at it, or haven’t even played it. Therefore, their words are meaningless.

And why bring up Angry Birds again? Sony can’t speak for Activison, and you know this. Have you asked Activision about it? Probably not. So, why do it here? It’s proof that you’re a troll who just wants to generate negative energy around here.


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+ sirbflo114 on December 16th, 2013 at 1:36 pm said:

God of War: Ascension is underrated, has a solid storyline and has some great boss battles. It has a great multiplayer but it also actually has a great single player as well. The developers didn’t slack off on the single player and put all their concentration on the multiplayer like we have seen many developers do. I paid $40 for it and it was well worth it. At $10, it is an absolute steal and every god of war fan or hack and slash fan should have. Besides that, I am not so impressed with the discounts. Maybe get the 5-in-1 arcade hits for 74 cents. I would purchase the foosball 2012 for $2.09 to fully own but I already have it for free with my ps+ subsciption. I wonder if there is a way to still be able to make the purchase to own.


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+ Squiggle55 on December 16th, 2013 at 1:39 pm said:

The price of angry birds on sale is laugh out loud funny, especially when compared to the value of other games in the holiday sale, which is fantastic by the way.


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+ razze35 on December 16th, 2013 at 1:54 pm said:

God of War Ascension still appears as 39.99$. When will it be 10$?


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+ PrimeroIncognito on December 16th, 2013 at 1:56 pm said:

@ CraddaPoosta

Indie =/= Shovelware

Learn the difference, and try to appreciate what you already have so that you’re not complaining so much every week. I promise you, it doesn’t look good. I’ve yet to see anyone wear the image of a chronic complainer very well.

As far as your comment “I still can’t help but wonder why Sony is trying SO HARD to force the indie scene” is concerned, well, it’s because the PlayStation brand is all about the gamer. Not only does Sony consistently go out of their way to bring gamers as much variety in genres as possible, but they specifically highlight the Indie community due to the fact that it is mostly comprised of gamers, fans, the people who grew up playing games, loving games, and supporting the industry, who always wanted to bring the games they envisioned in their imaginations to fruition, for all the world to enjoy. Who are you to criticize that?

If you’re not interested in a certain genre or two, that’s fine. But did you know you can just ignore the games that don’t appeal to you? Do you think any Indie developers here would appreciate you calling their hard work “garbage” every week?


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+ rabidninjamonky on December 16th, 2013 at 2:08 pm said:

@108 AizawaYuuichi All PSN purchases are considered new games and always include the online pass.


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+ stonerdemon on December 16th, 2013 at 2:19 pm said:

Gives us a discount on Crysis 1 please, in the name of humanity….


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+ XSmith81X on December 16th, 2013 at 2:19 pm said:

Just Dance 2014 $30.59 ps3 ou ps4?


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+ RemakeYourself on December 16th, 2013 at 2:24 pm said:

Dyad is great, bought that game when it first came out, it is able to put your brain in a complete trance in a way no other game has ever done.

And are you kidding – Guacamelee for $3.75? Hell yeah!


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+ jnel17jun on December 16th, 2013 at 2:49 pm said:

Thanks for the update guys. But is there any chance that we would probably see NFS Most Wanted Vita on sale? I don’t know if I should just go ahead an buy it or wait for it to be in the holiday sale.


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+ LOHShevock on December 16th, 2013 at 2:53 pm said:

BLARGH!!!! I bought Far Cry 3 Ultimate at the beginning of the month. :(


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+ Amir_G_M_US on December 16th, 2013 at 3:06 pm said:

as I mentioned earlier this month I was really disappointed from the Instant Games Collection for December bringing only racing to Vita, same as to PS3 + Borderlands 2

Europe has Guacamelee for free! Metal Gear Rising, DMC: Devil May Cry

what’s going on with you guys?

about the deal – Guacamelle is 3.75 !!!! it’s great but already for free for Europe
God Of War 10$ that’s really worth it :)

but Dyad, Grid 2, Sonic racing, and that other boring motorcycle one for Vita – you’re exaggerating with the racing thing…

I really hope next month you suggest us only action games and NOT a PSP GTA alike


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+ Sgt_0951 on December 16th, 2013 at 3:12 pm said:

Wow, newbie PS Plus user and already some nice discounts. LEGO Marvel, maybe Hitman and a couple others.


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+ hazelcabug on December 16th, 2013 at 3:21 pm said:

IT’S ALREADY 3rd WEEK OF DECEMBER!!! Only 1 AAA vita on sale? LAME!


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+ hazelcabug on December 16th, 2013 at 3:23 pm said:

No offense but Marvel Lego for vita I don’t know if we can even call it AAA title because even an INDIE game like guacamalee is way better!


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+ Erlaxis on December 16th, 2013 at 3:24 pm said:

I have advice for people that feel ripped off with the increasingly cheaper sale prices for games. Don’t buy games on sales unless:

1. You’re interested in playing them right away.
2. The price is so low that you wouldn’t mind missing a better price in the future.

Those are the two things I consider whenever I buy a game (new or old), and the only times I’ve felt ripped off were the times when I disregarded my own advice.

We can’t control prices, but we can control when we buy and play the games =)


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+ Gamerzlimited on December 16th, 2013 at 3:29 pm said:

@PrimeroIncognito You tell them. Those two ain’t the only one, that also includes that PainofSarrow guy who admitted Terraria and Minecraft sucks. If they think indie games are garbage, let’s see if they can make a game. Oh wait, they can’t because they threw their money away on those games they’ll buy anyway. I feel sorry for those idiots.

@rabidninjamonky If you didn’t catch the sarcasm word at the end of his sentence, you should know he was being sarcastic. You don’t think Sony would just rip us off and make us pay for an online pass after buying the game digitally, would you? I would have just bought my games with online passes physically from now on if that happens.


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+ Tanvir175 on December 16th, 2013 at 3:31 pm said:

I don’t want to sound like an ungrateful jerk but I think Unit 13 and Resistance: Burning Skies are good to come up on Vita Plus pretty soon. I like the games up for it now but some of the newer owners should get to own these and since there are better shooters now *coughcoughKillzonecoughcough* they might not buy those. They’re both good games too.


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+ Happyx01 on December 16th, 2013 at 3:32 pm said:

Guacamelee! Does it mean Its cross-buy PS3 and PS4 ??


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+ universalgamer on December 16th, 2013 at 3:37 pm said:

PSN has been on a roll with the free games, looking forward to DYAD.


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+ GoldenShaka on December 16th, 2013 at 3:58 pm said:

Finally, the fantasy is a reality, Limbo less than 4 bucks, thank You. Please put Storm and Rain on sale next week.


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+ INFIDEL_JIHAD on December 16th, 2013 at 3:59 pm said:

I keep checking the blog to find the PS4 plus game for January can’t wait to see what we are getting … thinking it might be don’t starve since EU is getting it for JAN… Also looking forward to zen pinball on the 17th since i have some tables from PS3 that will carry over


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+ rabidninjamonky on December 16th, 2013 at 4:10 pm said:

@Gamerzlimited It wasn’t worded very well, i was just trying to clear up some confusion. I personally couldn’t care less about online passes. I only play single player. When I play games I like to crank my headset and get lost in whatever virtual world I’m playing in. I also don’t see a problem with anyone saying Terraria and Minecraft suck. Especially if he already tried them. People do have different tastes after all. Now the people that say “all indies suck!” do annoy me as well. Some of my favorite games this generation are indies. I loved Sideway, Fancy Pants Adventures, Outland and Pixeljunk Shooter 2, and would gladly rebuy all of them if they ever came to vita.


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+ JehovahsWitless on December 16th, 2013 at 4:10 pm said:

Meh. Dyad looks interesting, but it’s definitely not something I’m feeling too excited for.

None of the discounts really appeal to me either, though I’m sure if I was a God of War or Far Cry fan, I’d be pretty happy.

It seems like most of what’s being offered on sale this week falls into one of two categories:

1)Jesus Christ, that’s a stupid game.

2)Not for that price.

Still, I’m really not complaining, just stating an opinion. (Along with continuing to lose respect for Activision due to their hilarious definition of “value” and “discount”.)


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+ PrimeroIncognito on December 16th, 2013 at 4:23 pm said:

@ Gamerzlimited

The wankster? Ha ha… Dude, I’ve just been scrolling right past that guy’s posts lately… never anything worth reading. His atrocious grammar and articulation skills used to give me headaches too, so I had to just let him go. His posts weren’t even bad in a funny way. It really did hurt to read them. I’m not exaggerating about the headaches. I’m dead serious. When I come across a messy jumble of chicken scratch like that and I attempt to make sense of it, I can actually feel my brain straining. It’s not a good thing. I don’t really want to spend all of my money on aspirin, you know? :)

And yes, I agree, everyone who criticizes Indie games should try making a game of their own. I bet most of them would fail miserably.


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+ ajwilson55 on December 16th, 2013 at 4:54 pm said:

Definitely looking at Guacamelee and GOW. BEYOND!


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+ kylecisnum1 on December 16th, 2013 at 5:02 pm said:

no ps4 games?


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+ Ribbercage on December 16th, 2013 at 5:04 pm said:

God of War Ascension for 10$ Hell yes!!!


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+ xxShaolinmonkxx on December 16th, 2013 at 5:12 pm said:

Its time to update the Vita instant game collection…. Getting kinda stagnant.


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+ Gamerzlimited on December 16th, 2013 at 5:13 pm said:

@rabidninjamonky I see. Guess people who read it the first time would probably think Aizawa is stupid. But in reality, he ain’t. Probably just making a joke to make the trolls look stupid. I play single player too, so I consider multiplayer as an extra. That’s true that people have a right to their own personal opinion. Indie games are great and they exist for people who can still have fun with a tight budget. Guacamelee is my personal favorite and would buy it again for PC if I have extra money to spend.

@PrimeroIncognito Yes, “that” wankster. And during the drop, he’s accusing me for being jealous. For what? I don’t know if you were there on the drop, cause I haven’t seen you post for quite a while. He said he wants new indie titles, but says indie games suck. That guy makes no sense whatsoever.

And I’m pretty sure most of the indie games on PSN are the good ones and not the crappy ones like on the 360. Iron Axe, No Luca No, and Uproar! anyone? Glad we don’t have those indie games. Maybe the reason why people think indie games suck is because they played the bad ones.


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+ OfTheOldSchool on December 16th, 2013 at 5:34 pm said:

…so when will the PS4 start getting monthly free stuff on PSN?


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+ Fmnfb on December 16th, 2013 at 5:38 pm said:

I was hoping for a better sale price for Terraria…i think ill just wait a bit hopefully it’ll be CROSS-BUY but yeah Guacamelee/Limbo great!


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+ rabidninjamonky on December 16th, 2013 at 6:19 pm said:

@gamerzlimited yeah, I’ve seen a lot of Aizawa’s posts before. I certainly don’t think he’s stupid. He seems to be a cool guy. I was just confused by his comment(blame i on the 2 1/2 hours of sleep i got last night) I just didn’t want anyone to miss out on that great GOW sale because they didn’t think the online pass was included. If they pass on the game, it should be because of the horrible blimp cam they used in the game. I beat every gow game besides this one.Ascension was a huge letdown to me. I agree with you on Guacamelee too, it’s an amazing game!


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+ kittyloaf on December 16th, 2013 at 6:20 pm said:

A flat out yes or no on whether or not the PS3/PS4 will ever have HBO GO support would be nice. I’m really sick of seeing the question posted everywhere and Sony ignoring it all the time. Also, does Sony have a date yet on when the PS4 will have media server support? Really stupid they took it out. Between my PS4, PS3, and PC, my PS4 barely even gets turned on, so at least give me HBO GO and media server support so I can do something with the damn thing until the games start coming out.


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+ chrisgomez3030 on December 16th, 2013 at 6:20 pm said:

great ps+ deals! will be getting guacamolee and limbo for my vita :)


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