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PlayStation Plus Update: Borderlands Coming to Instant Game Collection September 4th

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It’s been quite a week for PlayStation Plus since the last time we chatted. Earlier we announced that Plus will be coming to PS Vita and that it will also be getting an upgrade in Online Game Save storage (from 150MB to a beefy 1GB). We’ll have news for you on when these will hit and what these updates will be all about soon enough; until then, let’s take a look at some of the great discounts coming in at the end of the month, and let’s welcome PS3 Full Game Borderlands into the Instant Game Collection in September! It’s a lot to take in so without further ado, let’s get into the preview for the August 28th and September 4th PlayStation Plus updates.

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August 28th PlayStation Plus Update

Lights, Camera, Party!
50% off for PlayStation Plus Members (Regular Price: $29.99, PS Plus Price: $15.00)
The essential party game for PlayStation Move owners is getting a giant discount for PlayStation Plus members. Fast-paced, funny, quick to set up, social and full of a variety of mini-games, challenges and Trophies, you’ll find an incredibly fun experience each time you play. Only one PS Move controller is needed to get everyone in on Lights, Camera, Party!

Space Channel 5: Part 2
40% off the Sale Price for PlayStation Plus Members (PSN Sale Price: $4.99, PS Plus Price: $2.99)
If you have yet to experience a Space Channel game, this is a great chance to do it. Space Channel Part 2 was released last year on PSN and took the remarkable rhythmic gameplay and charming story of the original Space Channel, and improved upon it in every way. It’s a steal at $2.99 for Plus members.

Spelunker HD (Game and DLC)
50% discount for PlayStation Plus Members (Regular Price: $9.99, PS Plus Price: $5.00)
A widely considered classic is remade in HD and is now on the ultra cheap for Plus members. Explore underground worlds, collect treasures, and fend off enemies with Spelunker HD’s addictive gameplay rooted in old-school gaming concepts. While you’ll find the game on sale at $5.00, you can also snag the game’s all new DLC hitting with this update for about $1 a pop. You’ll find all new areas and stages to download if you’re craving more of that Spelunker HD action.

September 4th PlayStation Plus Update

Free for PlayStation Plus Members; Add-Ons 50% off
Just in time to get set for the release of Borderlands 2 on September 18th, we’re happy to deliver the original Borderlands free for Plus members! Visit the wasteland planet of Pandora and embark on a quest for the elusive Vault. Featuring extensive co-op integration that seamlessly blends the single-player and multiplayer experiences, Borderlands allows players to freely join or leave each other’s games at any time for collaborative mayhem or the freedom to choose to play in full single-player mode to experience the world on their own. Borderlands also includes a groundbreaking weapon generation system that offers a near infinite variety of weapons to the player. Borderlands combines these features with addictive non-stop action to form a breakthrough experience that challenges the conventions of modern shooters and RPGs. We’re also throwing a sale on all the remarkable Add-Ons for Borderlands as well for 2 weeks. They will be all 50% off, including amazing expansions like Zombie Island and New Revolution. Or grab the Add-On Bundle for 50% off as well.

PlayStation Plus Update: August 27th, 2012
Daytona USA
40% off the Sale Price for PlayStation Plus Members (PSN Price: $4.99, PS Plus Price: $2.99)
Get your rolling start ready and pick up SEGA’s Daytona USA for only $2.99. The original game, redone in HD delivers the classic racing experience, and brings in new features including online play.

PlayStation Plus Update: August 27th, 2012

Greed Corp
50% off the Sale Price for PlayStation Plus Members (PSN Sale Price: $4.99, PS Plus Price: $2.50)
Greed Corp is an award winning, innovative turn-based strategy game, situated in a world inspired by the industrial revolutions and their destructive effects on the environment. Find the delicate balance between harvesting the land for resources and preserving it to stay alive. Will you defend your territory or sacrifice it to keep it out of enemy hands?
That’s it for now; check the PlayStation Store Updates for more details as they come, and we’ll see you again soon to deliver more PlayStation Plus goodness through September and beyond. See you in the comments!

PlayStation Plus Update: August 27th, 2012

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Crusher201 said:

August 27th, 2:44 pm

So you bought a 3 month subscription knowing that only one out of the 12 games were useful to you, and expected the next 2 months better? Blame yourself.

wrrfwefw said:

August 27th, 2:44 pm

@93 borderlands have game chat.

Bareda89 said:

August 27th, 2:48 pm

So no Read Dead Redemption or Dead Space 2? Well, I won’t be renewing my subscription.

boomstickbhg said:

August 27th, 2:48 pm

They can’t please everyone sure.

But it’s more than not getting enough of the free RENTAL games, it’s the quality of the games being offered, it’s the fact that a lot of us have owned the Instant Game’s long before they were free.

It’s also the fact that we use to get better discounts on Buying a game to own forever. Now the discounts are lower and we get a very very very very limited range of mostly very old games on the PSN to rent as the focus.

As someone who prefered owning a game to renting, high discounts to low, free themes/avatars/dlc to nothing, Qore to nothing, regular DLC discounts, etc… This new Plus is a massive dissapointment.

Then add the fact that the EU gets better games and gives out information sooner and more accurately.

Is it any wonder that many aren’t pleased?

If you do like Plus I’m happy for you. I just wish I was one of those people. I use to be, but not the last 3 months.


August 27th, 2:57 pm

How come Europe is getting better full ps3 games than us? Red DEAD? Dead Space 2?

Joeltron3030 said:

August 27th, 2:57 pm

@Tjoeb123 – once you purchase them (for $0) they are added to your download list and you can download them as long as your plus is running :)

Bareda89 said:

August 27th, 3:05 pm



RidleysBox said:

August 27th, 3:06 pm

I noticed the JP store got “Dark Cloud”, a PS2 classic and a sony published title. Any word of it being added to the NA store?

surf1der said:

August 27th, 3:22 pm

Any chance of getting discounts on zen/marvel pinball or the pinball arcade for ps+? I missed out on the one for marvel pinball.

blinkstar-1080 said:

August 27th, 3:29 pm

Borderlands is an excellent addition to the roster for players that haven’t had a chance to experience it yet. Hopefully this helps boost sales for Borderlands 2 because I’m really anticipating that game. It’s a pity that despite this, NA Plus is still playing catch-up to EU Plus content. With so many great titles on the store, it would be nice to see some better deals secured.

JumpMan33 said:

August 27th, 3:37 pm

Here are some ideas for PS+ games: Deadly Premonition, it came out on the PS3 in near full English in Japan but for some reason it never made it to PS3 in the US. I think it would be a great chance for PS3 owners to finally play this game. Game 2: King of Fighters 13, Great fighting title that could use some more love. One of the best KoF games in years but I think went under people’s radar due to coming out near Capcom fighting titles (UMvC3, and SFxT)

Yohmaru_EX said:

August 27th, 3:40 pm

wooooow VERY GOOOOOOD!!! 1gb for my save games, amazing. Thanks for the update Sony!! And Finally a ps3 fullgame for us!! hehehe

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    Morgan Haro said:

    August 27th, 7:19 pm

    Glad you’re excited but please note that the 1gb online game save is coming later this year. Can’t wait to us it myself!


August 27th, 3:44 pm

Wow, another poor addition to plus. This game was offered at a plus discount and regular discount multiple times over the past year. Most plus members probably have had this game for 3 years now or purchased it when it was on discount. I really believe there needs to be a change made in who picks the content for plus NA. I think we all need to petition for new people to be put in charge who knows customer service. Someone who actually listens and acts on behalf of the people who make their jobs possible. I just don’t understand how Sony can say ” here’s a great deal for you, buy this game at a discount” and then a few months later say ” glad we got you to waste your money a few months ago but now the game is free HAHAHA we got ya again”…. what a joke Sony and ps plus NA is turning out to be X(

Brapp347 said:

August 27th, 3:47 pm

I just signed up for 3 months on saturday and the free games that i wanted have finally finished downloading. I’m gonna play them right when I’m done typing this. Glad to see borderlands joining the gang :) Hopefully I’ll enjoy plus enough to renew it.

Miacosa said:

August 27th, 3:49 pm

Need to improve on the select of PSN Plus Instant Game Collection games the last few have been old popular games that 99% of the people already own making it a none added value. Is it possible to put up a poll with a few games and have the community choose what goes into the Instant Game Collection down the line?

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    Morgan Haro said:

    August 27th, 7:20 pm

    Having a poll would be very tough to do anytime soon but the feedback you mentioned has been noted, thanks!

milennos said:

August 27th, 3:59 pm

@153: Nice post I feel the same exact way about psn+.

I was extremely satisfy before E3 about psn+.
In June, 12 free game I was like wow. But after that, the next months was deception after deception.

My thought about psn+ right now, don’t buy it or don’t renew it the old formula was WAY BETTER.

My subscription finished one week ago and I will not renew it.

Onsokumaru-san said:

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BunnySavior said:

August 27th, 4:05 pm

Fantastic game…though I already played this game to death over a year ago, including the DLC’s, even bothered completing the trophy list for platinum. Plus I already pre-ordered Borderlands 2, no reason to play this… :(

ItaChu said:

August 27th, 4:12 pm

somehow i knew borderlands was gonns be the first game, and hey just in time for my end of subscription lol well heres to hoping next months game is resident evil 5 i see the promo for next month is gonna be partial updates as well bad for you cuz i probably wont renew my plus until october or november :(

JUGGALO414 said:

August 27th, 4:14 pm

Can someone tell me how to get an EU account? At least they get good games. I’ve been a Plus member since the beginning but lately I’m rethinking that investment. As if it matters though, nobody cares what any of us have to say. We’re nothing more than cogs in the global marketing machine and our opinions don’t exsist. EU is getting tons of good, full ps3 titles and we get crappy psn games and old games that everyone already has… Way to go Sony… Why are we all getting different stuff anyways? We should all get the same things so nobody can complain about the differences. You make it so there is always a winner and a loser. Unfortunately we are the losers yet again this month as I’m sure we will be next month too.

MrBeatdown said:

August 27th, 4:20 pm

I already have Borderlands on disc, but at least this gives me a second copy so I can play with my brother online. We can play on two different PS3s now instead of using that horrible split-screen setup.

So, two more games for September, right? You guys should list info like that in the post to cut down on confusion. Even if you don’t give us the names of the games, and save that specific info for a later post, you should give us a clue as to how much we should expect, and when.

Something like this would be great at the end of each PS+ post…

– Borderlands – Free Full game, replacing Walking Dead
– Daytona USA – 40% off

– ??? – Free PSN Game, replacing Renegade Ops

– ??? – Free Full Game, replacing Infamous 2

Or better yet, just stick all that info in the graphic you’ve got at the end of the post. It’s stuff people usually ask anyway. Might as well just tell us in the post.

YungShep said:

August 27th, 4:23 pm

this is awesome and all..tho i own Borderlands, im not complaining at the amount of free content we get now. but it would be amazing if something was offered that i didnt already buy. example Deus Ex..never bought it..would love to own it ala ps plus..jus sayin..

still greatful i havent even started on Just Cause 2 or Far Cry 2 yet..backlog is bananas! including these 2 betas im in as well…Dust 514 is incredible by the way, cant wait til it go live!

ccrogers15 said:

August 27th, 4:24 pm

Sony and morgan, dont get me wrong, i like the free offers and i like plus BUT, ever since may plus has been VERY weak. Its like, you guys did that just to draw people in on purpose. Borderlands looks to be ok, but no where near as good as red dead. Everyone wants red dead instead. How come Europe is getting the better offers? Last time they got Dead space 2 but we got bloodrayne betrayal and that outland thing. Seriously can you please make the next drop go back to what it was before? Or at LEAST add Psvita,PSP, PSMinis, PS2/PSone classics to the game collection free as well please? Alot of us have been asking for free PSone classics to come back. This would be VERY beneficial to the fans who want them, and very beneficial to PSvita plus members once PSone classics support comes in the next week or so. Please morgan, think about it? Personally id like to see true classics added to the instant game collection that lots of people love, like Legend Of Dragoon everyone loves, medievial is awesome, Primal is epic, etc. Please add PSone/PS2 classics to instant game collection.

ccrogers15 said:

August 27th, 4:27 pm


Deadly premonition is actually getting an english PS3 port soon. Its called Deadly Premonition Ultimate edition.

ccrogers15 said:

August 27th, 4:29 pm

Sony, i agree with the above. There needs to be a poll each week to ask what plus users want.


Q. Plus users, what type of freebies do you want this week?

A1. 2 Full PS3 games
A2. 4 PSN Games
A3. Other (Specify in comment box)

I think its a good suggestion.

rioskenny said:

August 27th, 4:30 pm

Yay! awesome! another game that was on sale with plus goes free!, well at least i paid 15$ for the goty edition with all dlc, but sadly a month of plus wasted….

GrooThePerverted said:

August 27th, 4:32 pm

This is the first time I’ve posted in the comments here (I think), but I have to get something off my chest here. I know the chances of this being responded to are slim as most criticisms tend to get ignored, but when I think it should be said.

In the beginning of the “Instant Game Collection” we got a ton of new games, and I never expected that to be a regular thing where every month we’d get 12 new games. That’s ridiculous and those who are mad about not getting 12 new games are ridiculous as well. That said, I DID expect that they would rotate out quicker. When it came out everyone was told “you better get a PSN+ 3 month card just because of this, the rationality and implication being that if you miss out, and don’t join up until later, the games will no longer be there. And yet here we are three months or so later, and most of those big name full PS3 Games are still available. Some have been rotated out, but only a small number.

Doesn’t this remove the exclusivity of being a consistent member and allow people to simply say “eh, I’ll just wait three or four months, most of those games will still be there anyway.”?


GrooThePerverted said:

August 27th, 4:32 pm


It’s similar to how when PSN+ was first introduced (and I got it from the beginning). and they had the two options of 1 year or 3 months. and they wanted people to lock in for a year so they had that deal saying “if you sign up NOW for a year (instead of testing it out for 3 months and maybe not liking it,) then you can get 15 months for the price of 12”, but if you wait and test it out first with the 3 months, then that deal won’t be there.

And lo and behold, a YEAR LATER just about, that deal was still on the table. That kinda slaps in the face those who jumped on from the very beginning. It’s like giving a pre-order bonus for buying from Gamestop and then Day 1 you post that DLC in the PSN Store. lol. That removes the benefit from buying in early.

Just my thoughts. Maybe I’m the only one who feels that way. But I think that it’s kinda odd that you would just keep the same games in the Instant game Collection months and months after they premiered. Good news for those who have put it off though. *shrugs*

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    Morgan Haro said:

    August 27th, 7:23 pm

    Thanks for dropping your feedback and no matter how far in the comments it may be, it is never ignored. Looking forward to seeing you comment more!

infamousXX87XX said:

August 27th, 4:40 pm

Ive played Borderlands years ago but you don’t see me complaining. I’ve easily gotten way more value than the price of admission out of PS Plus for the year. What you rather do pay 60 dollars a year just to play online? Plus is a great service. You have to look at the big picture

rioskenny said:

August 27th, 4:48 pm

one question can i get banned if i create an EU psn account and buy plus with that account? because EU has gotten lot of better games… only thing i will miss is my plus sign near my avatar :/

DazeOfWar said:

August 27th, 5:03 pm

Part 1:

So I just was looking at the EU Plus and there are a few great things they do with their updates I think the US one should implement.

First is the time length a game will be available on Plus. For example it shows LBP, Motorstorm, and inFamous 2 will be available all year round. Then like Saint’s Row 2 and Lara Croft will be available until 10th October 2012. This is a nice feature you should add Morgan. It feels more open and easier for people to understand.

Another thing I see is that they are getting Retro/Grade free for 8 weeks when it launched on the 22nd. This is very nice as nobody would of had the game yet. I understand it won’t happen all the time but something once and a while is a big plus for everybody. It might not interest everybody but at least they don’t have it and can try it for free.

I don’t expect us to get the exact same games they get but they have been getting more PS3 retail games than us. Also if you look at their plus they have been getting pretty much all the games, at least retail, we have but we aren’t getting the stuff they have gotten.

DazeOfWar said:

August 27th, 5:03 pm

Part 2:

Last but not least what has happen to our themes. We haven’t gotten a theme in quite a while. If you look at EU last update they got 4 themes. I know themes are a big thing but they are nice to get. Even some more avatars would be nice extras. I can’t remember the last time we actually got some. From what I checked it looks like a month or more since we actually got some of those.

It really feels like some of the legitimate complaints people are making just aren’t being heard. You should also make an updated post on what Plus actually is now. Maybe a new faq that with as much detail as possible.

Hopefully you read this Morgan and actually use some of these ideas. Thanks for listening.

xTurmoilZz said:

August 27th, 5:35 pm

Honestly few people don’t have Borderlands. I’m about done with Plus. The North American Plus sucks. I wish I had a European account…

SwagBear8 said:

August 27th, 5:36 pm

wow was not expecting that especially with all the hype around Assasins creed an other games….not happy cause its old ihav it already an idnt lik it at all… im contemplating if i should renew my subscription………….iguess ima be on netflix till after tht update plzz give more than one game an ithink you guys shud go bak to just revealin all games an discounts etc at the same time so we kno already

xZEEZO said:

August 27th, 5:47 pm

i hope we get to see Warhawk in the instant game collection!

WarEnder said:

August 27th, 5:50 pm

Borderland is one of those games that was on my radar but never got around too. Pretty happy it’s coming to PS+. Thanks, P.S. loving the free games with PS+

Abre75 said:

August 27th, 6:06 pm

Honestly I am Quite Pleased with borderlands….. I actually was wishing the other day that borderlands would be free so I can finally play it :D and my wish came true :]

hrcrowley said:

August 27th, 6:31 pm

Reading everyones comments (and agreeing to some extent on the EU issue) I must wonder if the reason EU is getting more is because there are more participants in the PS+ program there. That is when we pay for this wonderful service (seriously love lots) obviously Sony gets a cut of the profit (and good for them I say) and spreads the rest around the best they can. Of course when we get ‘free’ content the publishers get the stake of the cash. Thus the more participants the more/bertter content. Now this leads to the catch 22; them more people quit the service the less likely for better/more expensive content. Oh well. Keep up the great work Sony!!!

Tjoeb123 said:

August 27th, 6:37 pm

Who’s that in your Avatar? (as well as what game)

Redikol said:

August 27th, 6:50 pm

Son of a gun…I already have “two” copies of borderlands and all of it’s dlc….really bummed out about PS+ and feeling like it’s not worth it, atleast here recently….hopefully that will soon change…

CHARLIE79 said:

August 27th, 7:16 pm

Nice offer for Borderlands, but why with a PS + twist?

I buyed 1 year ago a PS+ special offer, Borderlands with all 4 DLC for only 15$.

I stayed inscripted to PS+ since my first time, yet I cant play Borderlands on my hardrive, it says its TIME HAS EXPIRED… WHY?

To everyone, watch out for all there special, even if you stay in PS+, its not forever to play!

calkala said:

August 27th, 7:16 pm

please please please, theres still two months for hitman absolution realese, please please please on october get hitman ps2 saga as playstation 2 classics it would be nice to play it on ps3 im a huge fan of agent 47, and by the way i love playstation plus so much, this months is a great update keep the good work cheers !!!!

GrooThePerverted said:

August 27th, 7:37 pm

I noticed I got a response thanking me for commenting and saying it wouldn’t be ignored, yet the entire reason for my posting was ignored. *sigh*.

boomstickbhg said:

August 27th, 7:45 pm

@192 that kind of thing happens a lot on here.

They always claim they read every post.

But if that’s the case, then they are intentionally ignoring the majority of the posters on here even when they have the same issue.

It’s not matter of not being noticed, they are actively choosing not to respond to most people/serious issues.

And a typical response that does happen will either be a thank you to someone (typically in the minority) saying thanks/praising sony, or like with you they will say something, but it might as well have been a comment on the weather for all the good it does.

So the question becomes, are we being ignored and mistreated as it seems?

Or are they simply doing a bunch of data gathering quietly behind the scenes while failing to communicate such?

L6RD7BLU3 said:

August 27th, 7:50 pm

Sweet I’m definitely picking up the borderlands dlc, spelunker, and space channel 5 nice update!!!

S_M_T_Nocturne said:

August 27th, 7:54 pm

Is Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga going to be released as a PS2 classic in the U.S.? It has been available in European PSN for several months now.

OmegaDyne said:

August 27th, 8:08 pm

You can read my previous comments on the failure of the post E3 PlayStation Plus in former PSN Update entries. This is my last post concerning PlayStation Plus, and I’m announcing I’m officially done with the service and will never resubscribe. We’ve been patient these last three months, hoping we’d get SOMETHING of value. We’ve looked at the European PlayStation Network, seeing how their customers are treated, recieveing nearly 8 full PS3 titles in 3 months since E3. So far we’ve lost two and have gained none. Finally, when we’re bound to get ONE full PS3 title, it’s the vanilla Borderlands. The game that was already discounted to $15 for the ENTIRE bundle (the game plus all add ons). We get a game the majority of us already own, conviniently before its sequel is released. Wow. Just wow, Sony.

You got my $18 from the E3 ploy. You’ve had ample chance to make me think this service was worth it. But you give us this. Too bad I didn’t subscribe to the European PlayStation Plus. I would actually be getting my money’s worth.

mainkster said:

August 27th, 8:11 pm

i would like to know what is to process for selecting the games , do you pay the studios ? do they just offer their game to be free for promotion ? how does it work , because once that game is free sales gotta drop !!! or do you just approach them with a x amount and say to them your game has not been having any sales lately so what we gonna do is put in on sale for 50% as a last chance to get money and the next week we will give it away free lol .

shakie8470 said:

August 27th, 8:25 pm

I love playstation but what are they doing some of the plus games I do not care for when are we going to get some ps2 gamees that made Sony so great and lets get Sony fans that RE6 DEMO GO Sony

ToFeY said:

August 27th, 9:09 pm

finally something i don’t own :) thank you sony

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