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Coming to PlayStation Plus: Discounts on Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and Modern Combat: Domination

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Hi everyone,

Hope you all had a fun and safe holiday!

While everyone was away enjoying the holidays (and hopefully some new gaming gifts), we were working hard to ensure that the momentum keeps rolling with PlayStation Plus. With that said, let’s jump into some of the new content that will be coming to PlayStation Plus on January 18.

Modern Combat: Domination for PS3 (PSN) ScottPilgrimband

Kicking off the PlayStation Plus update on January 18 are discounts on two PlayStation Network titles, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and Modern Combat: Domination. Play as Scott Pilgrim as he fights his way through Ramona’s evil exes in what Spike called the Best Adapted Video Game (Note: This 50% off discount is available for one week only). We are also offering a 25% off day one discount on Gameloft’s upcoming shooter, Modern Combat: Domination. Jump into Modern Combat: Domination with the PlayStation Move and experience total immersion into a modern war experience.

Along with both those discounts, we are also offering a 25% off day one discount on new DLC for Ubisoft’s real time strategy title, R.U.S.E., and a free download of Hero of Sparta, a popular PlayStation mini from Gameloft. More free themes and an exclusive Mega Man 10 avatar bundle also round out our next update.

This week is an especially good time to join PlayStation Plus as we are offering over $60 in free items, including downloads of Sam & Max, Lead & Gold, Crash Team Racing, Spyro the Dragon, and more. Along with these titles, we are still offering our free three-month offer for subscribers who purchase a year of PlayStation Plus. Also, look for PlayStation Plus subscription cards at major retailers, including Best Buy, Wal-Mart, GameStop and Target.

As always, check out the list below for items that are expiring from PlayStation Plus. There are several items coming down, so be sure to download them before it’s too late.

Are you new to PlayStation Plus and looking for more info on the service? Check out this post for more information.

Here are the highlights for the update coming to PlayStation Plus subscribers on January 18:

PlayStation Plus Highlights for 1/18:

Featured Games

Hero of Sparta (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers, regular price $4.99)

Discounted Games & DLC

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (PlayStation Plus price $5.00, regular price $9.99)
Modern Combat (PlayStation Plus price $5.99, regular price $7.99)
Juiced 2 (PSP) (PlayStation Plus price $10.00, regular price $19.99)
R.U.S.E. – The Chimera Pack (PlayStation Plus price $5.24, regular price $6.99)

Featured Themes & Avatars

Mega Man 10 Avatar Bundle (Exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers for $1.99)
Argyle Girls Theme (Free to PlayStation Plus Subscribers)
Hockey Theme (Free to PlayStation Plus Subscribers)
Sonic 4 Dynamic Theme (Free to PlayStation Plus Subscribers)

Last Chance, Get Them While You Can – Coming down on January 18:

Featured Offers to PlayStation Plus Subscribers

Burn Zombie Burn Home Item
Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse (Episodes 1-5)
A Space Shooter for 2 Bucks
Crash Team Racing
PlayStation 15th Anniversary Dynamic Theme
Dead Nation Avatar Hero
Dead Nation Avatar Heroine
Hustle Kings PSN Avatar Bundle

Discounted Games/DLC

Battlefield 1943 (PlayStation Plus price $8.99, regular price $14.99)
Tomb Raider III (PlayStation Plus price $3.00, regular price $5.99)
Flow PSP (PlayStation Plus price $5.99, regular price $7.99)
Marvel Super Hero Squad PSP (PlayStation Plus price $15.00, regular price $29.99)

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M-Easy said:

January 5th, 2:26 pm

Great update keep up the good work.

andXyetXnotXwant said:

January 5th, 2:33 pm

i will definitely be buying scott pilgrim now that i have absolutely no excuse to do it. i have been holding off while i catch up on other things but now there is no way i can pass this up!


January 5th, 2:39 pm

i remember ( i forgot which firmware took it away and nobody noticed ) we save pictures(images) and use whatever avatar we liked , we all had the ability but nobody noticed when it was gone . I had a al pacino/scarface avatar and other users would be like where did i get it.

stlthriot said:

January 5th, 2:48 pm

Hoping there is a few more surprises in there! :D

ElektroDragon said:

January 5th, 2:49 pm

After two promising cycles with Sam & Max, Spyro, and Lead for Gold (or whatever its called), we’re back to COMPLETE GARBAGE. I’m glad I have not purchased Plus yet or I’d be ticked. I came really close with the last two cycles though.

RiverCityRansom said:

January 5th, 3:07 pm


That feature never existed to create custom online avatars.

mcbuttz78 said:

January 5th, 3:09 pm

sweet update.. Getting full game for free is kool.. And if your on a tight budget ps+ is for you.. Psn is dirt cheap 1-20$ for a game.. some of them best on the market.. If your a poor gamer buy ps+ it well worth it. Also it dont clutter you hard drive with unwanted games.. which is the best part.:)

footballrule said:

January 5th, 3:12 pm

So looking forward to Modern Combat, and thanks for the discount! :)

musicman1234 said:

January 5th, 3:22 pm

You should be announcing a discount for DCUO through Plus.
You should be in development with PS@Home for Plus content.
Heres the thing..Your making new folks who missed out on the PSone console and PS2 happy and those who cant or wont spend $60 a pop on a game.Thats great…BUT
Some of us when we speak about Sony,its like a badge of honor.
100’s of us want PS Plus in Home.You say this is plus?..well lets see it.
Only my opinion..But see..Im nobody.Im just a Home user so forget about it.

Solid-Snake-Eyes said:

January 5th, 3:25 pm

I tried Scott Pilgrim, I was really frustrated with the fact that if you die you have to start the entire level over from the beginning, no checkpoints! Guess it lives up to its old school graphics.

judalation said:

January 5th, 3:31 pm

Modern combat and scott pilgram are must get! thanks playstation plus!

digitalman123 said:

January 5th, 4:24 pm

Glad I’ve subscribed!

b00kthree said:

January 5th, 4:31 pm

This update and the last seem so-so to me. It seems like the emphasis is going towards more mature fare. When I signed up, it was titles like Mushroom Men and Critter Crunch that I can play with my younger kids. I liked those better than some of the more recent shooter type stuff and more “mature” humor (S&M, scott pilgrim).

Seeing as this service seems targeted at late adopters (i.e. most of the offerings are not new releases) it seems like a good amount of it should be family-friendly stuff, seeing as many late adopters are families. I’m not saying all of it. But a good portion of it.

It’s hard to keep everybody happy. Keep up the good work.

Link01 said:

January 5th, 4:35 pm

Awesome on the dynamic theme and discounts :D… just out of curiosity, are you guys considering making LBP2 dlc included with PS+. I mean, a costume a month would be an AMAZING bonus for us who love LBP :D.

rebeljd said:

January 5th, 4:38 pm

I saw the Playstation Plus cards during the holidays when I made a stop at Target. Let me tell you, the card itself looks very unattractive to the eye for anyone to be interested in reading what’s printed on it. Seriously, a nice face lift would do it wonders. It needs to look more gamer-like and less dull. Images of Ratchet & Clank, the Playstation Store icons, Uncharted, KillZone, Sly Cooper, Cole from InFamous, etc. on the face of Playstation Plus cards would be phenomenal. They would make for great incentives to either, collect them or feel good about your purchase.

Next to the XBL cards, they look long in the tooth and Playstation Plus is the new boy in town! More awareness, more smiles. Lets have fun Sony/Playstation!

John-Shooter said:

January 5th, 6:35 pm

dull update.. best thing is the themes

John-Shooter said:

January 5th, 6:36 pm

they honestly should have left those stupid mini games where they belong on the psp

SuperTiso said:

January 5th, 7:39 pm

Not impressive to say the least as usual.

dragon_night said:

January 5th, 8:37 pm

ridiculous a discount for scott pilgrim thats ps plus exclusive i will never join that service it has separated the community

dragon_night said:

January 5th, 8:41 pm

i went ahead and bought scott pilgrim the other week after waiting 8 weeks for a sale..past the 2 months it was previously out…anyways btw psn plus members…..if u get free games, they get taken back if ur subscription ends.. i believe in total ownership so basically its just for the sales which arent immpressive enough and i will never spend that much anyway im not negative ever except till today do u think i would have had time to get all trophies buying it on sale the day pixeljunk shooter 2 will come out? get real

TooTall19 said:

January 5th, 8:42 pm

@ 67

Scott Pilgrim does not have any online mode, so how is it splitting the community exactly?

Firecrest said:

January 5th, 9:02 pm

Dear Sony: I know you mean well, but are you guys honestly paying attention to us anymore? I don’t want to turn this into a long-winded rant, but it’s hard to be a supporter when on the outside it appears the only thing you guys are doing is procrastinating and allowing the competition to trample all over you.

C’mon, what happened to the Sony of days past? Where is our cross-game chat and exciting new features? I mean, sure, the occasional ‘freebie’ is nice, but if I wanted to rent games, I’d subscribe to Gamefly.

JLP_M said:

January 5th, 9:14 pm

So glad being a + member, what makes it better is LBP comes out. Gonna buy SP and Modern Combat

Elvick_ said:

January 5th, 9:32 pm

I hope to see more LBP content.

Otherwise, I’m happy with my PS+ Membership. Those who complain the most, seem to not even have it.

@70: If you knew anything, you’d know SCEA and SCEE can’t do anything drastic in firmware updates without SCEJ. They run the show ultimately and they’re stuck. Since Japan isn’t as heavy into those kinds of features people here and in EU want.

So cry more, because it’s totally going to help. Oh wait, it won’t.

theXsilentXchild said:

January 6th, 12:20 am

Just got a ps3 for Xmas and the first thing I bought for it was the PlayStation plus. I am very happy with it. I have a Xbox 360 with over 100+ games and 75+ arcade downloaded games and a long time live subscriber. Which is $60 a year with weekly discounts and nothing free just to play games online. For $50 Bucks for 15 months of PlayStation plus I’ve already got Sam and Max which is like 5 games in 1 and not on the Xbox and lead and gold which was free and exclusive to the ps3. I don’t care much for the minis or ps1 games but still are fun. The dcu beta was fun and free little big planet content I can’t complain so far. Ill mostly be using my ps3 for exclusives and the PlayStation plus seems to be deliverying them. Xbox live $60 with nothing free vs. Psn+ $50 3 free games a month at minimum which equals at least 36 free games a year… I clearly see a deal here. Stop hating haters.

theXsilentXchild said:

January 6th, 12:39 am


Team_CKY said:

January 6th, 4:08 am

I would love to see more choices for avatars offered .. not just for the plus people but for everyone ..

DazeOfWar said:

January 6th, 4:48 am

Nothing good for me on this next update. I did love Tuesdays though. Just wondering were are free DLC for the month is. There wasn’t any Tuesday and there isn’t any for this next Plus update. Can we get some answers please.

mastorofpuppetz said:

January 6th, 5:06 am

Amazing people think PLUs is a good service, there is a reason xbox in one gen went from last place to ahead of sony. sony is so far behind online features and services its laughable. Plus is garbage.

zombie9 said:

January 6th, 5:58 am

I support + all the way. I’ve been in 5 diffrent betas and got a ton of free games. The discounts on games are great to. I just wish I could get a discount on Motor Storm PR DLC been waiting for a sale for a long time on that..

The_Leducs said:

January 6th, 8:56 am

@70, I don’t think there is anything saying there if free DLC every month with ps+.

comicfan007 said:

January 6th, 11:01 am

Scott Pilgrim, sweet !!!

DazeOfWar said:

January 6th, 3:00 pm

@79: I was trying to find the article that said there would be free DLC every month but couldn’t find anything. I did find this other article that has James Thorpe saying we would get free DLC with Plus each month but then retracted the statement later in a different post saying he was incorrect and sorry for confusing people.


Elvick_ said:

January 6th, 3:13 pm

@77: Yeah, because of impatient consumers and cheaper hardware. That’s it. That’s why the 360 is ahead.

Also, sales =/= quality. If that’s the case, Wii Play is better than most PS3 games period. Since it sold more it must be better ammirite? Of course not, which is why you’re wrong as well. And I’ve actually played Wii Play, it’s not terrible but it’s certainly a throw away minigame collection lumped in with a wiimote, which is the only reason it sold in the first place.

If you don’t like PS+ then fine, don’t buy it. It’s not required and it’s not meant to be.

BennyOblivion said:

January 7th, 8:31 am

European subscribers to Playstation Plus get BORDERLANDS plus full DLC as their feature game and North America gets SAM & MAX ??? I want to thank the gamer that left the comment that brought this to my attention, except I’m so irate now my keyboard is shaking… Borderlands is a kick-ass mature title that up until 2-3 months ago, still sold for $50-$60, Sam & Max wasn’t worthy enough to even become a disc-based title. I want to trade Sam & Max for Borderlands IMMEDIATELY. The difference in quality and desirability of titles here is obvious and glaring. Sony what do you have against North American gamers to short change us like this ? Does anyone from Sony really want to try and convince me that these two titles are on par with each other ? Come on Sony, equal investment, equal treatment. We should have at least been able to choose. Borderlands is a game I know I’ll end up shelling out some cash for, Sam & Max, ok for free, but I’ve had it downloaded for a couple weeks now, and I’ve tried it, but it just can’t hold my attention over mature titles I’m playing like Fallout New Vegas, or Bioshock 2: Minerva’s Den. This one really stings Sony…
– Prof. Benny Oblivion

kity_catt25 said:

January 7th, 9:52 am

That’s so cool! I was wondering are you guys going to get new avatars from games that came out on psone and ps2 and some ps3 games that would be cool to have them as Avatars like Okami from ps2 Avp from ps3 and some re5. Doesn’t anyone else argee? I mean it would be cool:D

mingmister said:

January 7th, 10:38 am

playstation plus rulez!!!

TheKinggKoopa said:

January 7th, 9:34 pm

Disappointed with this months PS+ freebies. Loving the service, just agree with others when they say: Less minis, more biggies.


January 13th, 10:21 pm

with ps+ ANYTHING you BUY, like dead nation (Discounted) you get to keep even after your subscription runs out. and i cetainly have no peoblem buying another year subscription after my current one runs out. heck $49.99 1 year 3free month sub and i have gotten back $10 in just one month of content (This month $60) so i have no prob paying $49 for something that will save me hundreds of dollars, especially the demos and stuff will pay off this year as new games are released! ps+ is a great service that actually pays you! e.g i have put $49 into plus, i have gotten over $195.50 back! ps+ is well worth it and is only getting better

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