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Coming to PlayStation Plus: God of War I and II and a Free Download of BreakQuest

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Hi everyone,

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Next month marks one of the biggest handheld releases of the year. We learn, for the first time, of the events that took place between two heavy hitting games in the PlayStation family. God of War: Ghost of Sparta shows what events took place between Kratos’s adventures in God of War and God of War II. Do you need a little refresher in the series? Well, we’ve got you covered.

God of War Collection 1 God of War Collection 2

Just like Blu-ray disc fans, newcomers to the series can experience the epic journey of God of War and God of War II remastered in 720p. Both games are running at a smooth 60 frames per second, giving PS3 gamers a smooth gameplay experience. Also, an important fact for any trophy hunters, each game has a full set of trophies! PlayStation Plus subscribers looking to get a taste of his vengeance can download a full-game trial of each game. To highlight the release, Plus members can snag a free Dominus Skin for God of War III and will also receive a GOW III skin with the purchase of each title. Along with the availability of God of War I and II, PlayStation Plus subscribers can pick up a free download of BreakQuest (an updated classic minis from Beatshaper) and a free Dead Nation dynamic theme. Also, be sure to check out the new episode of Qore, including the newly released Qore arqade.

Any fans of the Wild West out there? Be sure to check back next week when all the DLC for Rockstar’s critically acclaimed western Red Dead Redemption, will be 20% off, including the upcoming Undead Nightmare DLC.

Also, another quick friendly reminder to check out the free downloads of Bubble Trubble and discounts on Alien Breed: Impact (an updated classic) and Tomb Raider (one of the original PSone Classics), which will be pulled off of the PlayStation Plus section on November 2.

Our limited time introductory offer is still available. Get three additional bonus months free when you buy a 1-year package for $49.99. You can find all the details here.

Special PlayStation Plus 10/26 Publish

Automatic Download
The Tester Season 2 – Episode 1 (10/29)

Discounted Add-ons
Red Dead Redemption – Undead Nightmare Pack (20% off)
Red Dead Redemption – Legends and Killers Pack (20% off)
Red Dead Redemption – Liars and Cheats Pack (20% off)

PlayStation Plus Highlights for 11/2:

Full Game Trial
God of War I
God of War II

Downloadable Games
God of War I & Phantom of Chaos Skin Bundle (Exclusive to PlayStation Plus Subscribers)
God of War II & Forgotten Warrior Skin Bundle (Exclusive to PlayStation Plus Subscribers)

Free Games
BreakQuest – minis (Free to PlayStation Plus Subscribers)

Discounted Games
Tomb Raider 2 (PSone Classic) (50% off)

Early Access/Exclusive Demo
Vanquish Demo – Challenge Mode

Free Add-ons & Themes
God of War III – Dominus Skin (Free to PlayStation Plus Subscribers, original price $0.99)
Dead Nation Dynamic Theme (Free to PlayStation Plus Subscribers, original price $2.99)
Shadowy Graves Theme (Free to PlayStation Plus Subscribers, original price $1.49)

Free Videos
Qore Episode 30 – November 2010

Last Chance, Get Them While You Can – Coming down on November 2:

Free Offers to PlayStation Plus Subscribers
Qore Episode 29 – October 2010
Bubble Trubble – minis
Heavy Rain Oragami Dog Avatar
Wired Skulls Theme
High Velocity Bowling – PlayStation Move Compatibility Add-on (coming down October 26)

Discount Offers to PlayStation Plus Subscribers
Alien Breed: Impact (25% off)
Tomb Raider (50% off)

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SPOOKULA209 said:

October 20th, 12:34 pm

you can’t make these people happy lol

BlooodyCow said:

October 20th, 12:35 pm

Early Access/Exclusive Demo
Vanquish Demo – Challenge Mode
**Is this a joke? No really was that a joke?

Automatic Download
The Tester Season 2 – Episode 1 (10/29)

*Looks like I will be turning off automatic download this week

BrianMcGuinness said:

October 20th, 12:36 pm

I think PS+ is great.
You should consider disabling comments for a day or two on the blog. Just see what happens. I bet these nerds LOSE THEIR MINDS like that kid who went crazy when mommy canceled his World of Warcraft account or something.

Left4monkeys said:

October 20th, 12:37 pm

oh god here comes the complaining

TooTall19 said:

October 20th, 12:38 pm

Still aggravated I couldn’t download that beta theme till 20 minutes after the store updated. I was probably too late to be in the first 5,000.

typikal82 said:

October 20th, 12:39 pm

Excellent job *high five, bro fist and chest bump*


falcon07elensar said:

October 20th, 12:39 pm

I was waiting for a discount to get the RDR DLC, guess I’ll be getting it earlier than I assumed. :D

TimodusSnake said:

October 20th, 12:39 pm

“God of War: Ghost of Sparta shows what events took place between Kratos’s adventures in God of War II and God of War III.”

Not true, GoS takes place between GoW and GoW II.

F-minus said:

October 20th, 12:40 pm

Cant Wait… PlatStation Plus has more than paid for itself!!! The Minis are great for long flights, Its given my PSP a whole new reason to live!

I wish there were settings i could go thru to set what kind of things i want to get pushed to my PS3 for PS-Plus, That way while im at work my PS3 will auto download the things i care about the most

FredNation said:

October 20th, 12:40 pm

Please someone do the math, lol. $9.99 with 20% equal’s?…

TwinDad said:

October 20th, 12:41 pm


Nice touch on the GOW trial, at least it is only 1 year old game.

I would have liked to see a PS+ discount on Costume Quest.

Ashkental said:

October 20th, 12:41 pm

We get free God of War 1 and 2?

F-minus said:

October 20th, 12:42 pm

O NO!!!! I spelled it “PlatStation” :( sorry ….. Lets try again… ****PlayStation****

fijski8 said:

October 20th, 12:42 pm

Save the ps1 and minis cash for other psn ps3 titles, they are a waste. I am sure the cash adds up to offer better items, other then that ps+ is awesome.

BrianMcGuinness said:

October 20th, 12:42 pm

Yes, Ashkental. Don’t bother reading. Just go play your free games.

DaWolf619 said:

October 20th, 12:42 pm

Looks to be a great month! But Ghost of Sparta is what happens between God of War 1 and 2. There’s nothing between 2 and 3 and 3 picks up exactly where 2 left off.

electronicpart said:

October 20th, 12:42 pm

what it I don’t want The Tester Season , is it going to Automatic download any way ?

TooTall19 said:

October 20th, 12:42 pm

@ 12. Yeah, for 60 minutes… yipee.

diablo103 said:

October 20th, 12:43 pm

“…receive a GOW III skin with the purchase of each title.”

What if we are already a PlayStation Plus Member and already own the God of War Collection on Bluray?

OnesOwnGrief said:

October 20th, 12:43 pm

Um, what? Between II and III? Really now? GoW II ended and GoW III picked up exactly at the end of 2. >.> I mean, there is literally like no pause. Now between GoW I and II is a lot more believable and doesn’t screw with the continuum.

ATLRoAcH said:

October 20th, 12:45 pm


The DLC will be $7.99 each with the discount.

BrianMcGuinness said:

October 20th, 12:45 pm

Well then, diablo103, you are obviously entitled to $500 on Sony.

Busca-Cabezas said:

October 20th, 12:46 pm

I waited all day to get the Killzone theme… It was a horrible torture!! How would I even know if I made it to the 1st 5,000? When will we know? I know the “ones” will get an email… but, did I make it? Anyway, keep the good stuff coming PS3+!!

awsome_robot said:

October 20th, 12:49 pm

its good to see a newer game (RDR) getting discounts for dlc… still, i was hoping for the free fallout 3 dlc that uk plus subscribers got (all $50 worth of dlc), but at least it’s a step in the right direction.

Busca-Cabezas said:

October 20th, 12:49 pm

…I thought GoW GoS was right after GoWIII!! This is crazy! I still want it tho… LOL!! Oh! and I bought the GoWIII ultimate ed. and it came with the Dominus Skin… Which I never got!!!

KongWen said:

October 20th, 12:51 pm

I don’t understand the fanboys who complain about other people’s complaints. Why bother? If someone’s not happy with something, that’s their prerogative.

20% off sounds like a great deal on that RDR DLC, but there’s also a disc-based compilation coming out in December for $30 that I could lend to friends or resell etc. Decisions, decisions.

ViolentPhlegm said:

October 20th, 12:52 pm

My 154 cents…

Probably the worst Plus update yet for me. I think I’d prefer it if the free PS3 game and free PS1 game were on alternating updates instead of all at once. Anyway…

Free stuff:
Breakquest mini: Let’s say $2. (I like Breakout games, but probably would only have paid half price.)
Themes and skins: $0 (Pleased, put not stuff I’d pay for. LOVE this week’s Halloween dynamic theme, though!)
Qore: $1 (Based on subscription renewal price being $20 for 13 issues, lowered a bit for not getting subscriber exclusives.)
Total free stuff: $3

Tomb Raider 2: $3 (Yayy!)
Total discounts: $3

So this update my 154 cents gets me an estimated value of $6 or a 390% return. Still worthwhile monetarily but there have been much better updates.

DeviantBoi said:

October 20th, 12:52 pm

European PS+ members got ALL of the Fallout 3 DLC for free.

Seems like we’re getting screwed over here.

FredNation said:

October 20th, 12:54 pm

@21 (ATLRoAcH)

Okay thank’s I’m just bad in the percent area, haha.

zulux21 said:

October 20th, 12:54 pm

I don’t remember how many times I told myself I would try out God of War and never did, this should finally put an end to that ^-^
I have a feeling I am in the minority with those thoughts though :P
On a different note here’s hoping that Zenonia is eventually a free mini, as it’s one of the few minis I am actually interested in ^^;

DrLamas said:

October 20th, 12:55 pm

I wish people would stop complaining about Ps+ stop being whiney babies about it. I have spent 50 dollars on far worse stuff that didnt give as much back…Except this asian website lol

Squirtbot said:

October 20th, 1:00 pm

I might buy a 3 Month membership to PS+ to take advantage of the RDR discount. I just wish they offered those Premium titles cheaper to PS+ Members, a free 1 hr. trial is pretty lame.

Fantus said:

October 20th, 1:01 pm

“Get three additional bonus months free when you buy a 1-year package for $49.99.”

When I bought my year of PS+ when it first launched, it was only 1 bonus month. Did something change? Can I still get 2 more months for free?

JonJonXD said:

October 20th, 1:02 pm

I like this update :)

I’m curious to try that Qore arqade thing

Nintendo451 said:

October 20th, 1:04 pm

Any information on the price of the GoW games, PS+ or not?

Spinout209 said:

October 20th, 1:06 pm

If only we got the full game of God of War for free instead of a Demo/Trial of it


October 20th, 1:08 pm

so back to back plus updates?

thought they were only biweekly

but ill take it :]

rbanke said:

October 20th, 1:11 pm

great more games I already own. How about some recent released games for the full game trial? I already own every single game that has been given a full game trial.

It’s just like the ‘free’ games, Every month the games that are added are old and I’ve owned them for (in some cases) years.

This service really has little to nothing to offer anyone who plays the games they want when they are released.

Kchow23 said:

October 20th, 1:12 pm

We should be able to choose what we want the auto download to download. Game Trial and Exclusive demo are disappointing

blakseed said:

October 20th, 1:15 pm

PS+ is pretty awesome. It was a good investment. I’ve

wolvyfactor said:

October 20th, 1:18 pm

Granted I only did a 3 month trial of PS+ and the discounts have more than paid for the membership and I will be doing a year membership at some point but holy mother, what a crappy deal. I’m hoping tomb raider 2 is normally 5.99 because I own the disc but it’s my favorite one and I’d be tempted to buy it at $3.

But the god of war crap is just that, crap. Altho I haven’t touched my copy of GoW3 yet so that skin might be worth nabbing. And honestly, the minis we’ve been given tend to blow. Bloons is just terrible.

Hockymn264 said:

October 20th, 1:20 pm

Not much to download for me but I’m still pleased with Plus. When you do add up all the content we’ve gotten for free it far surpasses the $50 of entry…and we’re only a couple of months in.

I3rand0 said:

October 20th, 1:25 pm

PlayStation Minus living up to its name!

KazeEternal said:

October 20th, 1:25 pm

Ummm… I don’t want “The Tester” season 2 downloaded automatically to my PS3… Not only do I dislike it, I object to it’s existence. Is there a way to prevent this from happening without compromising auto-patch downloads ><

Seriously of all the things you guys setup to auto-download why this? Why aren't you guys giving us a the means to auto download stuff that we want from future store updates? I dunno maybe I would PJ Shooter 2 Downloaded/paid/installed to my PS3 without looking at the store? Ever think about that? Otherwise this auto-download feature is useless if you keep sucking up my bandwidth with useless junk like The Tester.

KwietStorm said:

October 20th, 1:26 pm

I like the idea of turning off the comments.

Skv007 said:

October 20th, 1:26 pm

Does this mean that PS+ users will also get an discount on GoW1/2 purchases???

Skv007 said:

October 20th, 1:27 pm

Also, why can’t we select what to auto download?
You guys announce the PS+ stuff pretty early.
Let us decide what stuff we want to d/l on every Tuesday.
As it stands, Automatic downloads is more of a marketting tool vs a feature us, the users, can benefit from.

MLZ911 said:

October 20th, 1:31 pm

pretty neat

PZEV said:

October 20th, 1:33 pm

can you also post the time you will update the store? I’d like to check the blog to see when the update will be.

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