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Jul 31

PlayStation Store Update

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Note: Due to an unforeseen complication, the Grand Theft Auto III PS2 Classic is not publishing with today’s Store post. We will update you when a new release date has been identified. We apologize for the inconvenience.

PlayStation Store Update

PS3 Full Games

RIDGE RACER Unbounded ($44.99)
RIDGE RACER Unbounded gears up to carve its own destructive path on a spectacular collision course! RIDGE RACER is on its way back into the eager hands of gamers and RIDGE RACER Unbounded is coming to add an unexpected dimension to the series and deliver an original blast of ferocious racing adrenaline. Easily create thousands of tracks and share them online.
File Size: 1.46 GB

PSN Games

The Expendables 2 Videogame ($14.99) (Demo Also Available)
The Expendables videogame is a way for fans to experience all of their favorite explosive moments, as their favorite stars, in 4-Player Co-op action.
File Size: 1.15 GB

PS2 Classics

War of the Monsters ($9.99)
Topple buildings and terrorize civilians as a giant creature wreaking havoc. Defeat rival monsters to be the strongest in the world.
File Size: 1.2 GB

PSP Games

Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time ($29.99)
Unravel the mystery in this legendary RPG from ATLUS!
Join the enigmatic Crevanille on his journey through Noyeval as he tries to discover why mankind is being targeted for destruction. What power do the mysterious Angels possess? Who holds the key to preventing another tragedy? And how will your choices affect the outcome of world-shaking events? Discover the answers to these questions and more as you experience the legend of Growlanser!
File Size: 919 MB


Crunchyroll (FREE)
Watch the latest Japanese Anime & Asian Drama! Now you can watch new episodes 1 hour after airing in Japan on your PlayStation 3. Watch the latest anime shows like Naruto Shippuden, Bleach, Shugo Chara!, Blue Exorcist, Gintama, The World God Only Knows, Bodacious Space Pirates, Nisemonogatari, Eyeshield 21, Skip Beat!, Beelzebub, Gosick, and more.

PlayStation Store Highlights

This week, make sure to check out the first game to release in this year’s PSN PLAY promotion! The Expendables 2 is a co-op arcade-style shoot ‘em up, and takes place just before the events of the upcoming movie of the same name, so make sure to play it before you catch it in theaters. Up to four players can join up to take part in an action-packed rescue mission spanning a number of exotic locales. It’s 20% off for PlayStation Plus members as well.

PSN PLAY is also offering up Sound Shapes this week for pre-order. It’s also 20% of for PlayStation Plus members, and pre-ordering nets you an exclusive static theme for your PS3.

We’re also seeing the release of a great PS2 Classic in the cult favorite War of the Monsters. If you missed this one the first time around, be sure to check it out.


Anime fans across the nation will be excited to see the new Video Services app Crucnhyroll debut as well! In addition, you’ll also get access to the best in Japanese drama, with new content coming online all the time.

Make sure to check out great Add-Ons for new release Risen 2: Dark Waters, and also adorable new Disney princess costumes for Little Big Planet 2! The rest of this week’s update is below; check it out and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Free Content Warriors Orochi 3 – Orochi X Avatar
Mad Riders Game The Daredevil Map Pack
Discounts Sound Shapes Pre-Order (20% Off) – Plus price: $11.99
The Expendables 2: The Videogame Game (20% Off) – Plus price: $11.99
Mad Riders (10% Off) – Plus Price: $8.99
Last Chance (Leaving Plus This Week) PSN Play – Week #1 – The Expendables 2: The Videogame Pre Order


Sound Shapes Preorder Offer (Static Theme Gift With Purchase) ($14.99)
Releases 8/7 as part of PSN PLAY. Play, Compose and Share in a unique take on the classic sidescrolling platformer where your actions make the music. Equal parts instrument and game, Sound Shapes gives everyone the ability to make music. Play through a unique campaign that fuses music and artwork into a classic 2D platformer featuring artwork by Pixeljam, Capy, Superbrothers and more, with music by I Am Robot and Proud, Jim Guthrie and Deadmau5. Additionally, Sound Shapes comes to the PLAY program as a cross-platform title, allowing players to play at home on their PS3, or take it on the go with PlayStation Vita. Create and upload your levels on either platform for others to download and remix on their own.

Game Demos (Free)

Expendables 2 Demo (PS3)
The Expendables 2 Videogame demo is a taste of all your favorite explosive moments, as your favorite stars, in four-player co-op action.
File Size: 1.15 GB

Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron (PS3)
Experience two single player levels and two multiplayer modes in the TRANSFORMERS: Fall of Cybertron demo!
File Size: 2.1 GB

Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 brings the perfect balance of the beautiful game home.
File Size: 997 MB


Cuboid (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)

PS3 Add-ons

Record of Agarest War 2

Right to the Blacksmith Pack 8 ($0.00) – Here is some good news for those too spineless or too lethargic to Convert! Take the following items and get your bad self to Gordon’s place! Cuprum x 3, Argentum x 3, Stannum x 3, Breunnerite x 3, Galena x 3, Aurum x 3, Iron Roze x 3, Hideralzentum x 3, Shining Fang x 2.
Bonus Point Pack 5 ($4.49) – Thank you for your insatiable appetite for our goods and services. We have put together a package of useful points and cold cash. Included within: 100,000,000G, 1,500PP.
Bonus Point Pack 6 ($3.99) – Thank you for your insatiable appetite for our goods and services. We have put together a package of useful points. Included within: 400,000TP, 1,500PP.
Frensberge Specialty Pack 4 ($1.49) – A collection of items made in the image of Frensberge’s most colorful citizens! If you want to be accepted as a TRUE Frensberger, you’ll need all of this stuff! What’s this? A note from Chloe: I’m making stew tonight. If you come home late, expect the -Queen of Iron Fist Matrimony- Banana Sword x 1, Chickapede Alert x 1, Red Thrusting Hell x 1, Le Crusher x 1, Chloe’s Incense x 1, Merchant’s Charm x 1.
2nd Extra Character ($2.49) – Hark! Allies that will share in your joys and sorrows have come in droves! Now, it is time to overcome adversity together!
Additional Massage Costumes ($2.99) – Here is some truly titillating attire for a lovely lady to wear while receiving a sensuous massage! Get someone to put this on…NOW!
Shaldie Mail Order 2 Pack ($2.99) – One of my experiments went sideways on me and I ended up conjuring up a pile of useless cra– I mean a treasure trove of wonderful items. I owe you a favor or two, so I’ll let you have it all…at a very reasonable price. It’s not like I’m ever going to use it, anyway. Alfa Beld Spear x 1, Rod of Omniscience x 1, Rebellion x 1, Core Elemental x 1, Avian Lapband x 1, Chickapede Charm x 1.

Street Fighter X Tekken

Swap Costumes Note – The following Swap Costumes DLC add-ons are exclusive content for STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN. These add-on contents can only be used if the additional character pack has been purchased.
Sakura (Swap Costume)($0.99) – In order to attend a cultural festival at Asuka’s school, Sakura borrows one of their uniforms.
Blanka (Swap Costume)($0.99) – After a fight with Hwoarang, the two become friends. Rumor has it that Blanka decided to get some matching clothes as a token of appreciation.
Guy (Swap Costume)($0.99) – Rumor has it that Guy disguised himself as Kazuya in order to infiltrate the G Corporation.
Cody (Swap Costume)($0.99) – Rumor has it that Cody beat Paul in a money match, but after Paul came up short on funds he was forced to pay with the shirt off his back.
Elena (Swap Costume)($0.99) – Rumor has it that Elena met Julia during the latter’s reforestation activities. The two became good friends, and Julia gave Elena these clothes as a present.
Dudley (Swap Costume)($0.99) – Rumor has it that this was a present from a certain dancing Tiger. Dudley was reluctant, but it would be rude not to accept such a thoughtful gift.
Lars (Swap Costume)($0.99) – Rumor has it that after defeating a ninja named Geki who had come to take his life, Lars decided to don his outfit and try to infiltrate his organization.
Alisa (Swap Costume)($0.99) – Rumor has it that after hearing that Juri is working together with M.Bison, Alisa disguised herself as Juri in the hopes of getting to the bottom of Shadaloo’s recent activities.
JACK-X (Swap Costume)($0.99) – Rumor has it that to gain more information about the sumo style of fighting, JACK-X decides to enter the sumo world. He tries to dress for the part, but somehow this makes him even more conspicuous!
Bryan (Swap Costume)($0.99) – Rumor has it that with his powers and abilities being recognized by Urien, the second in command of a mysterious organization, Bryan is brought into their ranks.
Christie (Swap Costume)($0.99) – Brainwashed by M.Bison, the leader of Shadaloo, Christie becomes a member of Bison’s special bodyguard unit, The Dolls…
Lei (Swap Costume)($0.99) – Upon hearing about the activities of a suspicious individual, apparently Lei disguised himself as that man in order to sneak into his Hong Kong dojo. …The pink unexpectedly suits him.
SF DLC Char Swap Costume Complete Pack($3.99) – A pack featuring the swap costumes for the 6 Street Fighter DLC characters. The SF cast take on the look of Tekken characters with these new outfits. Characters Included: Sakura, Blanka, Guy, Cody, Elena, Dudley Note: Please be careful not to purchase the same costume twice. This add-on content can only be used if the additional character pack has been purchased.
TK DLC Char Swap Costume Complete Pack($3.99) – A pack featuring the swap costumes for the 6 Tekken DLC characters. The TK cast takes on the look of the Street Fighter characters with these new outfits. Characters Included: Lars, Alisa, JACK-X, Bryan, Christie, Lei Note: Please be careful not to purchase the same costume twice. This add-on content can only be used if the additional character pack has been purchased.
DLC Char Swap Costume Complete Pack($5.99) – This pack features the swap costumes for the Street Fighter and Tekken DLC characters. Characters Included: Sakura, Blanka, Guy, Cody, Elena, Dudley, Lars, Alisa, JACK-X, Bryan, Christie, Lei Note: Please be careful not to purchase the same costume twice. This add-on content can only be used if the additional character pack has been purchased.
Additional Characters Pack (12 Chars)($19.99) – 12 new Street Fighter and Tekken characters join the battle! Characters Included: Sakura, Blanka, Guy, Cody, Elena, Dudley, Lars, Alisa, JACK-X, Bryan, Christie, Lei MEGA MAN and PAC-MAN are also included! Note: This add-on is exclusive content for STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN.

LittleBigPlanet 2

Snow White Costume ($1.99) – Download this costume to dress your Sackgirl up as Disney’s Snow White! You must have LittleBigPlanet 2 in order to download and utilize this costume.
Jasmine Costume ($1.99) – Download this costume to dress your Sackgirl up as Disney’s Jasmine! You must have LittleBigPlanet 2 in order to download and utilize this costume.
Aurora Costume ($1.99) – Download this costume to dress your Sackgirl up as Disney’s Aurora! You must have LittleBigPlanet 2 in order to download and utilize this costume.
Cinderella Costume ($1.99) – Download this costume to dress your Sackgirl up as Disney’s Cinderella! You must have LittleBigPlanet 2 in order to download and utilize this costume.
Disney Princesses Costume Pack ($5.99) – Download the Disney Princesses Costume Pack to dress your Sackgirl as a lovely princess! This pack includes: -Cinderella Costume -Aurora Costume -Snow White Costume -Jasmine Costume -Disney Princesses Sticker Pack

The Expendables 2 Videogame

Barney Ross Full Upgrade ($0.99) – Fully upgraded Barney Ross skills and weapons.
Hale Caesar Full Upgrade ($0.99) – Fully upgraded Hale Caesar skills and weapons.
Gunner Jensen Full Upgrade ($0.99) – Fully upgraded Gunner Jensen skills and weapons.
Yin Yang Full Upgrade ($0.99) – Fully upgraded Yin Yang skills and weapons.
All Characters Full Upgrade ($2.99) – All characters fully upgraded skills and weapons.

Bellator MMA Onslaught

Scouting Report ($0.99) – Gain the competitive advantage by increasing your insights into your opponents stats before every online match begins with the Scouting Report!

Max Payne 3

Special Edition Pack ($1.99) – The Special Edition Pack includes the Hammerhead shotgun, G9 grenade launcher, Molotov Cocktail and classic characters like Max Payne, Mona Sax and Jack Lupino. Please Note: The Special Edition of Max Payne 3 includes this content. Add-on content, Max Payne 3 required to play. This content is part of the Rockstar Pass and will be available to Rockstar Pass purchasers in game upon release.

Risen 2 Dark Waters

A Pirate’s Clothes ($2.99) – A set of stylish items for the player including a hat, boots, trousers, a pistol and a special ring which increases the rate the player accumulates experience by 5%.
Risen 2 Dark Waters – Treasure Isle ($9.99) – Journey to an unknown island in a story quest that offers new environments to explore with many puzzles to solve, treasures to loot and mysteries to unravel.
Risen 2 Dark Waters – Air Temple ($9.99) – Uncover the mysteries of the Air Temple in this exclusive story quest line. Explore an additional island with new characters, quests and enemies.

Spec Ops: The Line

FUBAR Pack ($3.99) – Get immediate access to the Officer Class and AK47 weapon for multiplayer, as well as the FUBAR Pack of exclusive character accessories for each class. The Officer Class assists your teammates by giving you gameplay bonuses including the ability to create ammo drops, increased firepower, and increased armor.

Rock Band 3

Rock Band 3 – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing song game tracks. For music credits, visit

  • “The End of Heartache” ($1.99) – Killswitch Engage.
  • “The End of Heartache” – Pro Guitar (In Game Only) ($0.99) – Killswitch Engage.
  • “The Arms of Sorrow” ($1.99) – Killswitch Engage.
  • “Starting Over” ($1.99) – Killswitch Engage
  • Killswitch Engage Pack 01 ($5.49) – This pack includes “Starting Over,” “The Arms of Sorrow,” and “The End of Heartache” by Killswitch Engage. Compatible with Rock Band 3 and Rock Band Blitz.

Rock Band Network – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing song game tracks made available through Rock Band Network

  • “Until I Feel Nothing” ($1.99) – Carnifex. Compatible with Rock Band 3 and Rock Band Blitz.
  • “Come Now Follow” ($1.99) – Amberian Dawn. Compatible with Rock Band 3 and Rock Band Blitz.
  • “ Collide” ($1.99) – Anarchy Club. Compatible with Rock Band 3 and Rock Band Blitz.
  • “Coming Undone” ($1.99) – Shatterglass. Compatible with Rock Band 3 and Rock Band Blitz.
  • “Reson-8-R (Pts. I & II)” ($0.99) – Christopher J. Compatible with Rock Band 3 and Rock Band Blitz.

PS Vita Add-ons

Escape Plan

Underground Pack ($1.99) – Free from the Asylum and delivered fresh from crazy town, Lil and Laarg discover an underground railway. Could this be their ticket home? Pick up this treacherous new DLC pack to discover an entirely new labyrinth of 19 puzzles and death traps, but beware—Bakuki will stop at nothing to prevent your escape! The Underground Pack also delivers even more Challenge Modes, four new costumes, and four additional Trophies. Download it today! To use this download, you will need the Escape Plan Full Game.

Available In-Game Only (Not on PlayStation Store)

Bellator MMA Onslaught

Bellator Mma Onslaught Advanced Xp Boost ($1.99)
Bellator Mma Onslaught Attack Boost ($0.99)
Bellator Mma Onslaught Defense Boost ($0.99)
Bellator Mma Onslaught Stamina Boost ($0.99)
Bellator Mma Onslaught Xp Boost ($0.99)

DC Universe

DC Universe Butterfly Wings ($1.99)
DC Universe Online Runed Gargoyle Wings ($1.99)
DC Universe Online Turbine Jets ($1.99)


Pure Chess Black & White Knights Avatar ($0.49)
Pure Chess Golden Knight Avatar ($0.49)
Pure Chess King Motif Avatar ($0.49)
Pure Chess Staunton Pawn Avatar ($0.49)
Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode Ii Avatar Bundle ($1.49)

Game Videos (Free)

Counter Strike Global Offensive Trailer (PSN Play 2012)
Dead Space 3 E3 Announce Trailer
Journey Collector’s Edition Official Trailer (720, 1080)
Persona 4 Arena E3 Trailer
Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Aigis
Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Akihiko Sanada
Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Chie Satonaka
Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Elizabeth
Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Kanji Tatsumi
Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Labrys
Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Mitsuru Kirijo
Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Naoto Shirogane
Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Shadow Labrys
Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Teddie
Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Yosuke Hanamura
Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Yu Narukami
Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Yukiko Amagi
Persona 4 Arena Tutorial 1
Persona 4 Arena Tutorial 2
Rainbow Moon Dev Diary 6: Conclusion
Red Johnson’S Chronicles – One Against All Trailer
Sorcery Launch Trailer (720, 1080)
Sorcery Story Trailer (720, 1080)
Sorcery The Making Of – Part I – The Magical Technology of Move (720, 1080)
Sorcery The Making Of – Part II – A Hero’s Journey (720)
Sorcery The Making Of – Part III – The Music Behind the Myth (720, 1080)
Sorcery The Making Of – Part IV – The Creatures of Sorcery (720)

PS3 Themes

1970’s Germany Static Theme ($1.49)
Abstract Dragons Static Theme ($1.49)
Abstract Summer Static Theme ($1.49)
Cowgirl Bath Time w/ Rosa Acosta Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Little Holland Static Theme ($1.49)
Old Mine Shaft Static Theme ($1.49)
Spring Petals Static Theme ($1.49)
Summer Music Static Theme ($1.49)
Magical Toadstools Theme ($1.49)
Neon Lights Theme ($0.99)

PS3 Wallpapers

Counter Strike: GO Wallpaper 2

Add Your Own

T3DV0L70L1N4 said:

July 31st, 12:40 pm

To my fellow posters:

Please realize that childish complaining and name-calling o nothing to improve things. The PlayStation employees involved here are all very open to new ideas and constructive criticism. After all, this is their job, and they are trying to do it well. They actually do read the comments, as Morgan has demonstrated. If you speak to them and your peers with respect, and don’t act like children, you might get further than if you just complain.

They are people too. Know what happens when you say something insulting? It pisses them off. But then they have to pretend to be nice to you when replying (since this is their job), and that pisses them off even more. These guys are on your side. But you have to understand that they have a HUGE corporation behind them calling the shots, and nothing will move as quickly as you expect it to.

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    Morgan Haro said:

    July 31st, 12:46 pm

    this is a good note, but I don’t mind that sometimes you just gotta let it out! It’s ok to be angry and frustrated, as long as it never gets taken out on your fellow gamers (including me! lol) But to be clear, I never get angry or anything (can’t be a good Community Manager if you don’t have thick skin) =) . But what you say about us being on your side is 100% true, couldn’t have said it better myself.

Healey- said:

July 31st, 12:42 pm


I’ve been told that’s the reason we haven’t and might not ever see Suikoden II, so that’s a possibility. (a technical issue)

Calieb88 said:

July 31st, 12:42 pm

Is there any news on an update that will improve the remote play compatibility between ps vita and ps3. Any news would be nice Morgan becuase that was a high sellng point of the system and hackers have already accomplished what sony hasnt. That is one thing I want to ask you is why hackers are able to do the things your company promised us when you guys can’t. Honestly if the ps vita isn’t up to par with what SONY said it could do I will stop supporting sony. I love sony but I can not support you guys if you blatantly lie to your customers and so far that is how it seems. I understand there are always issues however updates on promised abilities that aren’t out would be appreciated. And I am not upset with you on this I know you have no power over it im upset with the head of SONY. Also wasnt ps+ supposed to get a better update this week I mean its prety sad and I though this week was when the new stuff would be launched on it. Thank you if you answer this for me.

ThePsychoGamer said:

July 31st, 12:43 pm

I’m disappointed in the Crunchyroll App, the videos are clearly not HD,

gm914 said:

July 31st, 12:44 pm

Just want to say how awesomely fun that Expendables demo was! Never expected it. A good chunk of gameplay in the demo too.
Kinda like an on-foot Renegade Ops, and the chopper on the bridge was badass.
@ Everyone- give it a shot. I’m going to pick up a PSN card now!

Curtisio said:

July 31st, 12:44 pm

I can see why pre-order a product from a store, like GameStop, but why pre-order a game from the PSN Store?

There is no perk for pre-ordering any of the PSN Play 2012 games! I ask this because I WAS going to pre-order shapes and sounds, but I see no reason and decided to wait a week.

duke301 said:

July 31st, 12:46 pm

Too bad about GTA III, I was going to buy that one too. A future release date, huh? If it’s anything like waiting for Sony to enable PS1 support on the Vita, we are going to be waiting a long time, like eons. I’m not holding my breath for this one.

boomstickbhg said:

July 31st, 12:47 pm

Yet another week with exactly nothing of any interest to me. As a normal customer that’s a bit of a letdown, as a long time Plus member it’s a bigger dissapointment.

I use to look forward to the weekly store updates and the less frequent plus update info posts as one of my fav things to see on the internet.

Now I hardly care about the store (since the first/only good Instant game update). I hope Plus has just had an off summer (not many big releases for games during the summer anyway) and goes back to being what it was before – worth the money.

Kinda sad the only thing in the last two months I saw of value was old PSP games on sale via the publisher.

boomstickbhg said:

July 31st, 12:48 pm

Oh but good job on the consistant early updates lately. Even with a terrible updates it’s good to have the information/see what’s out early rather than later.

zombie9 said:

July 31st, 12:49 pm

July has never been a good month for video games. I know becouse my B-day is in July and I don’t think any New game has ever came out in July at lest none I would pay full price for. But here in about 2-3 months I will be in heaven. Shopping season is right around the corner.

tree343 said:

July 31st, 12:50 pm

Dear Morgan

Do you know anything about hitman blood money being released on psn.

Fearse said:

July 31st, 12:51 pm

Hi All does anyone know if we getting the Sunday Ticket this season

jqtaxpayer said:

July 31st, 12:52 pm

This update is terrible. Firstly, Vita owners get the shaft once again. Vita’s starting to look like PSP Go Redux (also known as PS Move: The Sequel), where Sony charges an outrageous amount of money for promises that they never make good on. Secondly, even the content promised (GTA III) doesn’t show up! If you weren’t sure that you could secure the game, you shouldn’t have said it was coming soon. Bad faith and incompetence are not the way to run a business, and unless Sony realizes this by the time the next console cycle begins, they’re going to lose more of their market share to MS than they did this gen, which, as you well know, was a substantial loss. I can’t help but wonder — how did Sony go from the PS2 to this? How did Sony so utterly and completely lose the plot?

ABNVOX said:

July 31st, 12:52 pm

excited to try crunchyroll and the expandables demo! i got the preorder demo for transformers a few days ago and i highly recommend that demo- game is gonna rock! wish there was a few more demos and move vita stuff would be awesome- i wish i could get war of the monsters on my vita!

jose213jose said:

July 31st, 12:54 pm

That blows on getting GTA3 on PSN as download for PS3. When it does come out i wanted to ask question about the game disc. When GTA3 is out for PSN download will the disc be able to work then for the PS3? I have the game disc for GTA3 so if i put game disc into the PS3 will it allow the PS3 to play the game then?

It would be waste of money to own the game disc if I have to re-buy the game as download then. And it’ll be no point buy any PS2 games for download that won’t work with the disc. All the PS1 game disc I have work for PS3 fine & so I was hoping it does the same thing for PS2 games by having the disc it will work to play then.

Hope i made some sense if you are reading this.

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    Morgan Haro said:

    July 31st, 1:17 pm

    No, the PS2 disc would still not work in the PS3. The game would only be executable via the download.

boomstickbhg said:

July 31st, 12:55 pm

Maybe this will finally be answered since this thread tends to get responses.

Why is it that 2/5ths of an imcomplate game is considered 1 of our Instant Games?

Not only is it less than half of a game, it will be a while before the rest of it is out.

So how exactly do you justify filling an Instant Game spot (the games rotated in keep getting worse) with 40% of an UNFINISHED GAME?

Getting a plus discount on it would make sense, but it’s not even half a game.

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    Morgan Haro said:

    July 31st, 1:20 pm

    I answered a similar question to yours in the Plus thread, but I think it’s all in the perception. I’ve played both WD games, and they are super quality, gaming-wise and offer up about 8 hours of entertainment between the 2. It’s a different way of releasing games to be sure (episodic), but the fact that many are calling the first 2 episodes in the series game of the year type of content, shows that these games are very much a good value, even though they’re 2/5ths of the to be completed work.

Ice21 said:

July 31st, 12:56 pm

very upsetting. due to the psn hack last year i had to resort to using only gift card transactions. i recently put 20 bucks for GTA3 (and escape plan + DLCs). i hope it comes in tomorrow. if its ready before next tuesday, why not put it out earlier.

LionFranco said:

July 31st, 12:57 pm

Hey Morgan, since you said it was okay to vent, can i vent about the complete morons that seem to want to forget how to read, or skip important information and just yell at you instead?

I mean what the hell is wrong with you people that you cannot read, or do not understand that the universe is not perfect and is not at your damned beck & call. Get over it, GTA 3 isnt coming out today, and unfortunately may never due to what i understand are possible music licensing issues, so, again, GET OVER IT!

And what is with you people that are complaining about the Walking Dead, when THE PS+ NEWS INDICATED IT WOULD BE HERE NEXT WEEK!!! So far only one person that yelled at Morgan has apologized, and kudos to him. For the rest of you self entitled children, get a clue.

…Okay, done venting, now Morgan, one question. Is Growlanser on the Vita store today, or atleast transferrable, or do we have to wait a while? i’m willing to buy it and wait a few weeks, as i havent even finished Gungnir or Unchained Blades yet, but i’d like to know if possible.

LionFranco said:

July 31st, 12:59 pm

@ 117 boomstick.

Well, seeing as how the games are available separately, and come out separate from eachother, and is EPISODIC you should be happy that it is only being counted as 1 game, and not 2.

retro25 said:

July 31st, 1:00 pm

Nice early update but no GTA3,that’s ok I already have that game anyways. Still no sign of the PSone games, let us know when we get more of those (please get Gex: enter the gecko and Ridge Racer PSone games,
I really appreciate it). ;)

DCamerica said:

July 31st, 1:03 pm

i dont understand why some ps2 games will work for download and some wont. they should be close to the same format right all developed for the same system the ps2 so why do some work and some not work GTA would be a great game to play again.

jose213jose said:

July 31st, 1:07 pm

Any plans on getting Star Ocean the last hope on PS3 as download for PS2 game? I have list of game i would love to see come to the PS3 as PS2 games. Xenosaga 1-3 would be awesome to have on PS3, all Star Ocean games from PS1 to PS2 on PS3, and Kingdom Hearts games as well.


July 31st, 1:14 pm

No GTA 3 what. Why did you not let us know befor the update.

ezeka_matthew said:

July 31st, 1:16 pm

People, please read the posts before firing off on Morgan Haro. While I’m a fellow gamer, I’m also an English teacher. Morgan does a really good job of writing the posts and constructing a blog that is readable. Sure, many people have legitimate questions that Haro answers, but too often I see people getting stark raving mad over something that was posted in plain sight on the blog. Chill out and read.

Morgan, I don’t know what your English teacher in high school thought about you, but in this one’s eyes, you write a comprehensive, well-rounded blog.

ItaChu said:

July 31st, 1:19 pm

wow Morgan …. just wow …. im amazed as how the crunchyroll app is so good it puts the subtitle language automatically in spanish because i live in puerto rico …. but guess what my console has the language set to english … this crunchyroll app blows im sorry, it doesn’t even have an option to change the subtitles to English, it needs to be updated, get the word out my friend i want english subtitles not spanish

LionFranco said:

July 31st, 1:20 pm

@ 124 Wickedghost.

If you actually read whats been posted, you would know that the blog/update guys did not know until Monday, and they misplaced their time machine.

Please learn to read.

BuriedSorrow said:

July 31st, 1:20 pm

LMAO at the Day 1 DLC for The Expendables 2. Are they really this money hungry? What’s next? Being able to pay to unlock all the trophies in games?

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    Morgan Haro said:

    July 31st, 1:22 pm

    YES that is exactly what’s next.

    kidding ;)

jose213jose said:

July 31st, 1:24 pm

Thanks Morgan Haro for the answer, its been bothering me for some time now.

gamer4life30 said:

July 31st, 1:24 pm

Hi Morgan what happen to thw walking dead on playstation plus thought it was this week for free or is it next week, And i heard rumors that you guys were going put final fantasy 10 on the network can you let me in on that if its true

ItaChu said:

July 31st, 1:24 pm

jose213jose stop man those games are the ones we all want sonys never gonna put them on the store

Ryzone said:

July 31st, 1:24 pm

Someone needs to establish a petition to improve the features of PS3, PS Vita and PSN that the CUSTOMERS are demanding instead of the features playstation thinks we want. If all else fails we have grounds for a decent class action lawsuit. Its still illegal to bait in switch in the united states. All these promises were made when the vita came out and we are still waiting. Way to put profit before customers. Stop worrying about next gen and start worrying about your customers jumping ship. i will not be buying a ps4 for 2 years after release (if ever…. leaning xbox 720 right now) because it seems to takes sony at least that long to do anything they promise. I want a refund for my vita

jose213jose said:

July 31st, 1:27 pm

@131 ItaChu: Yea i know dude but it doesn’t hurt to try lol.

Amitoz said:

July 31st, 1:27 pm

Very disappointing that GTA 3 didn’t make it specially last second. Like it’s already bad that it’s a straight port and no HD compatible but having to delay it right last second and causing all this is hype was just put to nothing.

Sevyne said:

July 31st, 1:28 pm

@LionFranco: Are you braindead or something? We’re lucky TWD isn’t counted as 2 games? Seriously? The FULL GAME is released in increments. You can choose to pay for each indivudual episode of the game as they release, or pre-purchase the full game with a $5 discount. The fact is that all 5 episodes are the full game, not each episode. 2 episodes is less than half of a game not 2 games. This is exactly why they pulled this stunt; Because people like you are easy to fool.

boomstickbhg said:

July 31st, 1:28 pm

Thanks Morgan.

Even when I’m dissapointed with Plus/updates/etc… I’m more than happy with your level of interaction/co-operation/help on these threads.

I know your job isn’t easy and while I have some negative feelings towards plus right now, my feelings towards the Sony/PSN staff are nothing but positive.


July 31st, 1:31 pm

When can we expect the all stars beta to come out in the US?

cusman said:

July 31st, 1:36 pm




July 31st, 1:36 pm

Lion franko is did not see the damm post. So I should be angry about GTA not comming today. and we should not have to wait intill next tuesday just to get it. I hate the people that get on the blog and thin they know everything.

ps_n_blog_ac said:

July 31st, 1:36 pm

Man i completely agree with 101. man every tues. when i read the comments (mostly the ones with red replies) it’s about complaints. i understand about speaking your mind but i think people exaggerate way TOO MUCH! but it’s good to hear morgan is a tough (& ect) dude, just wish people are more respectful…. (well there’s nothing you can do about it) i’m sure we can expect great things soon :)

andresbm said:

July 31st, 1:37 pm

When are we getting ps classics for Vita? And Legend Of Legaia please!

mxpxboy said:

July 31st, 1:38 pm

I’m so confused. I thought that we would be getting new “Instant Game Collection” titles every month. How does this work? The same ones have been there forever. Do they only swap out one game per month? Or are they going to be changing all the games at once every month? Can someone please explain how this is supposed to work?

LionFranco said:

July 31st, 1:39 pm

@ 135

i’m not easy to fool, as i dont give a care about the Walking Dead games. Its people like you that moan and complain about every little thing instead of realizing that you get a helluva lot of stuff for that PS+ subcription we pay for. Whether it is discounts, free games, etc.

Seriously, if you have been paying for PS+ since its inception, it has paid for itself JUST in game discounts. And if you count the FULL games that are available for free that started in June, it has more than paid for itself.

If you think you are entitled to more than that, then just cancel your PS+ subscription and wait a few months, you will get more than that, and then you can just resubscribe.

sirauron14 said:

July 31st, 1:42 pm

Morgan Haro,

Please tell me you have some news about PS1 classics on the Vita? Any thing you’re hearing around? Your killing us. I really think PS1 classics should have been on the Vita since day one.

LionFranco said:

July 31st, 1:47 pm

@ WickedGhost

I dont know everything, again, i just know how to read.

And also there is no guarantee that GTA3 is coming next week, or possibly ever, due to the issues that have come up. So i would not hold my breath.

LionFranco said:

July 31st, 1:48 pm

@ people asking about PSOne classics.

Morgan isnt going to be able to say anything about PSone classics on the Vita, i’m sure he has to stay tight lipped, but there is A LOT of rumor that the firmware update that enables PSone classics will be coming in about 2 weeks at Gamescon.

Of course no guarantees, but it would fall right about the middle of Summer, and we were promised that it was coming in the summer.

BuriedSorrow said:

July 31st, 1:49 pm

You say you’re kidding Morgan… but I know it’s coming. =)

Regardless, The Expendables 2 seems like it will be a lot of fun.

Eraser35 said:

July 31st, 1:49 pm

seriously? no sales this week?

Sevyne said:

July 31st, 1:56 pm

@LionFranco: When we as paying customers are being played for fools then yes I will complain. We actually get less than we used to before this stupid Instant Game Collection trickery. Oh, 12 games always instantly waiting for you! Umm, maybe for your initial signup month, after that you are getting 3 games a month (less than that in August it would seem due to TWD not being a full game). If lowering the amount of monthly games resulted in AAA titles being provided monthly then that would make sense. I still think it would be crap, but at least I could see the reasoning. I don’t see how the Instant Game Collection is any better than what we used to get once you are out of your first month of Plus. It is actually worse. So yeah, YOU are easy to fool.

Also I definitely don’t intent to renew Plus because it’s become total trash compared to what it used to be. I will not wait a few months to renew, because if I cancel it then that is it.

Stratos671 said:

July 31st, 2:01 pm

Every week, I come to the Playstation blog to see what fresh new content is in store for PS Vita. UNSURPRISINGLY, there isn’t anything, yet again. I have been checking the blog every week for the past six weeks, and every time I have been let down by weak content/news for PS Vita. I’ve been very reserved and patient about this issue and I’ve had enough. I want to see new apps for my PS Vita such as an alarm clock, a basic calendar, or even a music playlist editor! I don’t want to feel like I’ve been wasting my time with PS Vita. I was a strong “first mover” when PS Vita was released and I want the PS Vita to succeed and become a great handheld system; if not, the greatest handheld system! So, where is the new content???

LionFranco said:

July 31st, 2:04 pm

@ Sevyne

You do know that PS+ content is also regulated by publishers right? Not just by Sony. So they cant always give us everything we want on PS+.

But if you dont understand that, then just dont let the door hit you on the way out. Or do, i dont care.

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