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PlayStation Plus Update: Join the God of War: Ascension Multiplayer Beta

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Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

2013 is already shaping up to be a fantastic year for PlayStation Plus members with another strong offering in the month of January. Hopefully, you’ve been enjoying NBA Jam: On Fire Edition on your PS3 and playing Chronovolt on your PS Vita, both free to PlayStation Plus members.

This week, we’ve got some epic multiplayer action with the God of War: Ascension Multiplayer Beta, as well as Mega Man 9 and 10 joining PlayStation Plus. Read on to find out more.

Don’t have PlayStation Plus? Go to the PlayStation Store on your PS3 or PS Vita or click here to get access.

January 8th PlayStation Plus Update

God of War: Ascension Multiplayer Beta (PS3)

Access for Plus members

PlayStation Plus members get to be one of the first to delve in to what’s sure to be one of the most epic multiplayer experiences of the year. God of War: Ascension’s Multiplayer beta is offering up the signature Team Favor of the Gods mode and the yet-to-be-seen Favor of the Gods mode. In both modes, you’ll fight to reach the requisite number of favor points from the Gods, earning points via kills, bonus brutal kills, opening chests, capturing domination points and, if you’re skillful enough, performing executions using the Spear of Olympus. Check out the Beta page for tips, scoring details and more. Make sure you also click the link below to leave your feedback with the rest of the God of War community. Note: you must be a PS Plus member, or have been selected to be in the Beta previously in order to get access to this forum space.

God of War Ascension Beta

Click here to visit the God of War: Ascension Beta Community Forum

Oh, and make sure you snag a free God of War “Eye of Kratos” avatar as well; it’s free and exclusive for PS Plus members. If you’re reading this on Monday morning, you may also want to tune in to’s livestream from 12:00pm to 2:00pm PST. Click here to check out the action!

PlayStation Plus Update 1-7-2013

Mega Man 9 and 10 Combo Pack

Free for PS Plus members

Mega Man 9 and 10 were new and bold steps for a series that’s as beloved as Mega Man. Many gamers grew up on classic Mega Man games and yearned for a new 2D adventure but with the rock solid mechanics of the originals. Capcom delivered by going back to its 8-bit roots to deliver a classic Mega Man experience with all-new levels, weapons and bosses. IGN calls Mega Man 9 alone a “… mastery of 2D platforming.” Check out both Mega Man 9 and 10 for yourself; free for PS Plus members.


50% Discount for PS Plus members (Original price: $5.00; PS Plus Price: $2.50)

Eufloria takes the hook of controlling massive armies in real time strategy games and applies it to a massively-micro scope that asks you to take over new territories (dubbed Asteroids) all for the sake of a mythic group of beings called The Growers. If you’ve ever had any sort of fun with the strategy genre, give Eufloria a download to find out why hailed Eufloria for its “beautiful stylized graphics and RTS gameplay that works great on the PS3 controller”.
NCAA Football 13: Recent Winners Pack

Free for PS Plus members

NCAA Football 13 delivers an authentic college football experience with an insane amount of realism on the virtual gridiron. If you can’t get enough of the gameplay, you’ll be happy to know that you can pick up the Recent Winners pack, free with your PS Plus membership. This pack will unlock Tim Tebow, Mark Ingram, and Matt Leinart for use in Heisman Mode.

We’re just getting started for January’s PlayStation Plus content, so we’d love to know more about what your favorite content was from the updates last month. NBA Jam: On Fire Edition and Chronovolt are being tracked for January’s Plus updates, so you’ll see those options at the end of this month.

Tell us what you think of this week’s update in the comments below and don’t forget to vote by using the links near the top of the post. You can also delve into the PlayStation Community Forums in the PS Plus space to continue chatting about PS Plus, find other great topics to contribute your thoughts to, or start one for yourself. See you in the comments!

PlayStation Plus Update 1-7-2013

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MatheusRuggeri said:

January 7th, 6:11 pm


Another guy (AsianQatar) answer me and one add me on PSN and answer too, but I want one official answer, someone that can write “Yes, PSN’s system is ridiculous, and does not work, because it you need create another user”.

Morgan Haro, you really read the comments? I will post again (when I wrote this, was the second time, now is the third time), and thanks to AsiaQatar.
Haro, please, I need this answer today, tomorow the holidays essentials will finish.
I got Just Cause 2 Free on PSN+, but I will not subscribe again. Today I saw: “Just Cause 2 – PS3 Game (now: $7.49 original price: $19.99)”, but I can not buy because a already had got free.
How can I buy this game for use without PSN Plus?
Thanks if you answer me.

Oh, great, and again, they never will answer me.
Thanks sony, now I discovery that have something here worst than American’s Plus, the American’s playstation blog moderators.

Alenth26 said:

January 7th, 6:12 pm

I miss the ps blog 4 or 5 months ago when people actually had good opinions and good points about content well that’s before this new wave of whiners that think that ps plus owes them free recent tittles , you people are not entitled to any content, and for the record you should read the user terms of this service, not all the titles are exclusive for you own fun only, people here have different tastes and you know what you get.

Hey Morgan, again like others i would like to suggest Contra Shattered Soldier and Kingdom Hearts, make it happen :) , and i love Megaman, nice update.

Crusher201 said:

January 7th, 6:19 pm

@446 DrGiggles
Have you ever thought about the fact that the current poll results might influence a person’s decision on what to pick? All the negative comments will be read by people who like the service and seeing comparison after comparison to EU PS+ will make their outlook on US PS+ negative even if they think they’re getting their money’s worth. IMO SCEA made a common sense decision by making these polls private. At best they should reveal the results at the end of the month.

kasumakuma said:

January 7th, 6:23 pm

sigh…..I’m a huge Megaman fan, but I have had 9 since it came out and I bought 10 not more than 3 days ago…..what a waste of $10.

DFKC33 said:

January 7th, 6:25 pm

Nothing for my vita, again… I’ll wait for the next week and pray to coming games for Vita

igornaweb_BR said:

January 7th, 6:27 pm

I have a Vita and I’m not happy to be a member plus

Squiggle55 said:

January 7th, 6:27 pm

I just want to say that I am happy. I like to voice my opinion about my favorite genres and keep my fingers crossed that I don’t already own the games being offered. And I’ll definitely bring it up if we get another fighting game anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean I’m not extremely happy. That’s just a debate about genres and variety and that’s reasonable.

This should only be a debate about genres and format, because for $50 a year the value is unbelievable. I can’t imagine a better/more valuable/more fun way to spend $50 on gaming in a year, and I’m dumbfounded at the negativity. My best guess is that the majority of the complainers aren’t the ones spending that $50.

joe_rou said:

January 7th, 6:28 pm

I’ve been pretty disappointed with the last few updates, and this one’s no better. Megaman is better than NBA Jam, but quite a letdown, especially after seeing the EU updates.

Squiggle55 said:

January 7th, 6:31 pm

Recently my favorite updates have been the large widespread sales like the Halloween Sale and the Holiday Sale, because it gives you a good chance to find something you really wanted for cheap. In today’s poll I voted for all of the different types of RPGs — something like Disgaea or Rainbow Moon or Mass Effect would be awesome — as well as my other favorites like Puzzle games and Platformers. I think it’s very fair to say that RPGs (especially when you clump together western and japanese) are a very popular genre that hopefully get a little more love from PS+ in the future.

But overall I vote for variety, as long as it’s spread evenly. Keep up the good work!

PainOfSarrow said:

January 7th, 6:34 pm

TehCro same here , full retail games take up sooooo much space idk why ppl are crazy about them digitaly. Psn games are worth it they dont take up to much space. i do get retail games sometimes just like i got just cause 2 last tuesday. realy depends but its pretty rare when i do.

BDB1324 said:

January 7th, 6:36 pm


Maybe in one of the poles you can put 5 games you are trying to secure for a ps+ future update and allow people to vote on what they want and if the polls are hidden it can still be a surprise. That way you can give a majority of people what they want lets say you do that one game out of every month. It also increases peoples opinions and feels like they are being heard. I know that would be hard to do with securing games that close to a deadline but you could have the community vote on a game that we might get in two months.

I know this is late in the comments and hope that this gets heard and not lost.

Thanks for all you do PS+ team and Blog

HoroscoNoanma said:

January 7th, 6:50 pm

About the polls, don’t make us choose one thing we liked. Instead, let us assign a value to each choice that pertains to how well we liked something. If I liked 3 of the 5 things offered this month, but am only able to choose one as the something I liked, that’s not very representative is it? That says that I didn’t like the other 4 choices, and that is incorrect.

Yougottabekiddin said:

January 7th, 6:51 pm

What i want to know is, have they said anything about bringing PS2 classics to the Vita?

TJF588 said:

January 7th, 7:07 pm

@422 drGiggless – Lessee…

Batman: Arkham City – Sure
Bulletstorm – Nah
Crysis 2 – Nah
Darksiders – Sure
Dead Space 2 – Mehbeh
Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Sure
Mortal Kombat – Nah
Motorstorm Apocalypse – Nah
Red Dead Redemption – Sure
Vanquish – Nah

So, for me, 40% of those outright appeal to me, and of those, I have 75% (two on Steam, though I can grab one from my bro-in-law). As for the two NA-exclusives, I got KOFXIII at release (primarily for that four-disc soundtrack), and SSFIVAE is so goddamn large for an HDD (I’d rather get more into SFIIITSOE).

Point is, yes, very unbalanced (shamefully so), but I, for one, am just as well.

@436 Crusher201 – I wasn’t enamoured to Battle Fantasia when I dipped my toe in. But, then, I’m not good at combo-fighters.

@451 MatheusRuggeri – YE GODS, contact Customer Support (in the morning, before the noo– sorry, AFTERnoon Store update), THEY can help you.

Zoo-York-Boy said:

January 7th, 7:14 pm

Megaman 9 & 10?? -___- Oh Lord Just Stupid awful update.. Plus is getting weaker again & i thought wrong :( i thought 2013 were gona start Stronger.. just sad.

luiz0XD said:

January 7th, 7:30 pm

This isn’t bad, but unfortunately i already have and beat megaman 9 and 10, and was in the GOW beta since Dec 16th -__- hoping for some adventure game for next week. on a separate note, does anyone know when a KH collection will be headed to PSN? would love to replay KH1/2 and play RE:COM

Strathmore said:

January 7th, 7:30 pm

Ummm, yeah. So your own poll shows just how divided your customer are over what kinds of games they want to see. Once again, you will ignore this fact and arbitrarily choose games to be free that will not appeal to the majority of your customers.

When will you figure out that we want to choose the games we get for free. Not only will this alleviate all the concerns gamers have over which titles they want, but it will PREVENT games like me that consistently get games offered they already paid for.

Put the Plus back in Plus, already…

TerraAshura said:

January 7th, 7:39 pm

@465 Well that’s just like your opinion, man

TerraAshura said:

January 7th, 7:41 pm

@466 From what I understand S-E is working on an HD collection of 1 and 2 with the Final Mix versions as well but so far only the Japanese one has been confirmed with no release date in sight. Don’t expect it for awhile, though, we’ve still yet to receive anymore word on the FFX HD update they announced a year or so ago.

Wanitis said:

January 7th, 7:58 pm


I agreed with the team hiding the response to the survey. With the results that everyone can see before the voting is over creates bias to the poll. With all the results hidden, people can vote more level-headed and you can get better results.

I also think that people should stop complaining, Plus is a great value as it is right now. Even if you only owe a PS Vita, they gave you uncharted, wipeout, gravity rush and a few other ‘full game’ for 50 dollar not including the monthly updates, what exactly are people complaining about?

If you do not think that Plus is a great value, you are free to unsubscribe, but good luck getting same amount of value for 50 dollar (price of 1 full price game). For people who already has the retail game they give you; you can trade in or sell your game on amazon and get like 10 dollar or more back on most game, that will lessen the hit on your Plus subscription as well.

PS Plus Team you are doing a great job! – Dr. W.

shureshot24 said:

January 7th, 8:01 pm

I’m surprised so many people get so upset over basically free games they get every month. Sure we pay for the service, fair enough but if you don’t like what it offers then don’t pay for it and just buy the games you want instead of waiting for them to become free for PlayStation plus. At least you don’t have to pay for this service like you do with Xbox Live, it’s an entirely optional service that provides a lot of great stuff. Quit whining and give some real constructive criticism other than, GARBAGE COMPLETE GARBAGE I HATE YOU, every time some games come out that don’t interest you. However this month is pretty crappy. NBA Jam really sucks (I loved the older versions of the game but this one is just not the same) and Mega Man 9+10, hey I love Mega Man but I feel like that should be an extra little freebie than stand alone content for the entire week. Overall, while very new to the service, I don’t feel like my 5 bucks a month entitles me to whine every time i get some stuff i don’t like. If I didn’t think it was worth it I would stop buying it.

Wanitis said:

January 7th, 8:02 pm


You see how divided the gaming taste is on PS3? We enjoy every type of game, what if someone really like NBA Jam and hates JRPG? You should keep your preference and opinions to yourself. The 3 months I have joined Plus I have received every type of game thus far. Resident Evil (Action/Horror Adventure), NBA Jam (Sports), Bioshock 2 (FPS), Quantum Conundrum (Puzzle), KOF and SF (Fighter), and bought many others like Tokyo Jungle (Japanese niche), Dungeon Defender (Tower Defense + Action). They are providing variety, if you are unhappy you need to stop crying fowl and grow up, you are all adults now if you don’t like Plus then unsubscribe, but everyone of you probably got your 50 dollars worth already within first few months so stop being downer.

LordZwan said:

January 7th, 8:04 pm

Hi everyone!

I’ll just say what I feel that I must to say: I’m new PLUS and I just have a PsVita, so, nothing for me this week… Why? why is this like this? I expected a Psone Classic or a Psp game, there is a lot and I dont think that all of them sell very much… I really hope you consider drop us some more bones in the near future…

I have to say that the GoW:A beta is a good deal, and the sport game, I’m not a big fan of those games… I love Megaman! but PsVita? no? u.u

I still have hopes for Sony and my PSVita, btw…


lauta55ro said:

January 7th, 8:07 pm

megaman? en serio? si quiero jugar megaman lo puedo hacer hasta en el navegador!!! hasta hay versiones de gameboy emulado, para que cornos voy a querer jugar megaman en la ps3???? los ultimos updates son una reverenda mierda, esperemos que los proximos levanten un poco. hasta ahora todos los juegos del 2013 son una porqueria

Psikorps said:

January 7th, 8:14 pm


Mad-Gears said:

January 7th, 8:26 pm

I wish I lived in Europe because they get all the good stuff

NDubbaYa said:

January 7th, 8:27 pm

Seems like there’s no love for Mega Man here :<c

I love the series and i hope Legends gets put out on the PSN store thing

BansheeWrath said:

January 7th, 8:34 pm

Meh, nothing for me in this update but I’m fine with that. I think Plus is a great service anyway, at least you get your moneys worth with a ton of free stuff, unlike Xbox live

Hope there are more good titles to come like last year!

nolo451 said:

January 7th, 9:23 pm

@ BansheeWrath

If only more people had such a levelheaded mindset. I believe one(MAYBE two) month of PS+ more than pays for itself with the discounts/cloud storage/automatic patch downloads/trophy sync…..and oh yeah FREE games!*

If you aren’t really happy with what NA is getting, then don’t know what to tell you, I guess you can’t please everyone.

At a great price of $50/year, I am continually in disbelief how much content we are getting in addition to the automatic 1GB of cloud storage and updates

*Yes, we all know this isn’t really free, but I am not going to debate such a trivial detail.

redtruck_12 said:

January 7th, 9:27 pm

what time with the god of war beta but available for download EST?

WAR0979 said:

January 7th, 9:36 pm

@Morgan, DO NOT say your repetitive “Just wait till you see what’s coming” and than give us nothing. Bioshock 2 is an awesome game but EU got the new Batman game last month. We get a good game from years ago and EU get great games from a year ago. I’m asking for you to give us a game that is not just within a year old and a blockbuster game equal to the content on EU. Also please don’t say “It’s different because of the markets” Because this is America, biggest gaming market, so in turn you should be able to secure same titles as Europe. Also, bring us an RPG. A year I’ve seen post after post asking for one and you keep saying “Thank you for the feedback” and nothing comes. I don’t care if it’s Two Worlds 2, just give us an RPG. We get sports, fighting and FPS and the occasional action game but why not make it a point to release a different genre every month. If you give us sports in January, than February, give us an entirely new genre. One month sports gamers get their fix and the next month RPG guys get theirs and Action and so on. We’re your customers, we have demands and you have gone over a year of avoiding a huge group of us. That’s not good business practices. So let’s change that in 2013. OK?

TurkFebruary2010 said:

January 7th, 9:36 pm

So a recap, if I may: Two updates for PS+ so far this year, not one game I’d download for free yet. So far this year, 0-2 Sony. I’m counting down the weeks until my Plus membership expires, because at this rate, I’ll never re-enroll. Step it up!

Benzitor said:

January 7th, 9:38 pm

And the Vita, nothing ?
I mean you dont have to offer 100% of the catalogue
Make an effort and offer some AAA PSP and PS1 titles ???
I mean a free Final fantasy 6, or chrono cross, or Ghost of sparta… Thoses plateforms are full of gems, and it could be a great opportunity to offer some to PS+ members.
Can you also push SE to localize FFtype 0, and release Crisis core and Birth by sleep on the PSN ????


January 7th, 9:39 pm

Where the heck is KRATOS ?

WAR0979 said:

January 7th, 9:48 pm

On a side note: I don’t care about the polls. We don’t need a poll to know that people didn’t want NBA Jam and while I like Megaman , I’m 33 and grew up playing the franchise, I don’t think this genre of game is going to appeal to the majority of members here. Don’t get me wrong, I like that you give us a few cult game favorites to appeal to some smaller groups. But you need at least one BIG game that appeals to the masses. @Morgan, knows these last 2 offerings we’re very weak. You can’t think NBA JAM or Megaman is going to be well received. I know you have to keep us happy and attract new customers but come on, you can’t seriously think this content is attracting a large audience of new customers. Maybe a couple older gamers but doubtful as Megaman alone isn’t going to get their attention.

Crono1973 said:

January 7th, 9:49 pm

Pretty weak update, nothing for me this week.

Anyway, is this the place to complain about the sluggish store? I really would prefer to go back to the old PlayStation Store but I guess it doesn’t matter if the updates stay this weak.

You know, the PS2 was an amazing console, I know there are better games than Dora the Explorer.

Benzitor said:

January 7th, 10:15 pm


Same question in my mind… What the hell are those PS2 games ??? How about releasing all those amazing PS2 RPG ???

Come on sony….

And could you find a way to emulate the PS2 games on Vita ???

ChickSticker said:

January 7th, 10:21 pm

Hey great idea “lets hide the poll to keep people from talking about it ” …..serioursly it worked the complete opposite. I see more people asking about it then ever. If you are ashamed of the feedback you get maybe you should try to listen to what the community is telling you and stop giving us sub par content!

Crusher201 said:

January 7th, 10:29 pm


It’s not like Sony was begging the Dora the Explorer publisher to put their games on the PS3. They wanted to and Sony allowed it. I doubt the PS2 Classics actually have to be classics. If I’m not mistaken they put Trigger Man on the store, which is a terrible game that no one should play.

Nahela said:

January 7th, 10:51 pm

Sadly I own both MM9 and 10, but they are fantastic games and it’s nice to see them offered.

kingbet123 said:

January 7th, 10:51 pm

I don’t understand all the negative comments on here…….just don’t get it.

Love the update this week……..Mega Man 9 and 10 are just what I’ve been itching for (old-school goodness) combined with the GOW beta! Great update!!!

Great blog guys…..keep up the good work!!! :)

Nefes_tos said:

January 7th, 11:08 pm

i think at least one good game should be released, we are receiving 8bit games and beta’s… thats not worth for the plus…

This games u can get free anywhere to play on pc.

If you want old school games, put good games, mega man is not.

European Plus still like 5x+ better than US.
You should think about that or people will start leaving.

foxfire1345 said:

January 7th, 11:12 pm

is this the AAA games titles we asked for a year ago?
cmon US ps plus you can do better than that…

Hey2theZeus said:

January 7th, 11:19 pm

Was Hoping for some vita games

Elvick_ said:

January 7th, 11:35 pm

Considering people don’t understand that all positive options would be added together and then compared to the one all purpose negative option, I am not surprised the results are now hidden. People don’t grasp simple statistics. Them being different options, doesn’t mean they’re not all positive options.

Only way to actually take the poll as is would be if the poll was “Are you happy with the content this week?” “Yes” or “No”.

blakseed said:

January 7th, 11:44 pm

At least it’s starting to become easier to tell the difference between the people that give legit feedback and leave suggestions on how to better PSPlus and the ones that are just jumping on this silly Plus sucks bandwagon for one reason or another because they don’t get so and so for their $50 dollar plus sub (free subbs in some cases) crowd. The demands and insults are just getting so childish it’s hard to take them serious anymore.

The blog needs an ignore function so we can ignore the people that hop on here week after week with some immature comment so we can just skip those children’s “opinions” all together.

OmegaSpear said:

January 8th, 12:26 am

God of War beta here i come!

Fruttyman said:

January 8th, 12:40 am

Nothing for me this year :(

JUGGALO414 said:

January 8th, 1:05 am

I’ve been a Plus member since the beginning and I gotta say the service has been lacking for quite some time now. I am one of the people wishing we got what EU gets. The funny thing is people over there complain saying they want what US gets. That boggles my mind, but I guess you can’t please everyone.

ImmaTrueSpartan said:

January 8th, 1:28 am

Okay its Jan. 8 and i dont see no beta what PSN doing.

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