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

Morgan Haro's Avatar Posted by 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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BlueBl1zzard said:

January 9th, 12:10 pm

Very interesting discussions going on…

@smoothboarder540 Primero’s actually right, I do remember reading somewhere that the average gamer was around 30…oh yea here they are.

@AuralPrincess about your EU plus vs.US plus debate, you say it’s “unfair” that the two regions get different games for free. Well the two regions are run by different teams. The different trends and laws and whatever else in each region somewhat accounts for why we don’t get the same things as them and they don’t get the same as us. And this applies to the different regions’ overall PSN experience in general. Not every region even has access to the same games on their PS stores, so I don’t really see all of the PS Plus content in the different regions matching anytime soon.

mnstrings has a good point, if people weren’t aware of what EU PS Plus was receiving for their Instant Game Collection there would be a lot less complaints. Plus, as far as I’m aware, it was never said that the different regions are even supposed be getting the same stuff.

BlueBl1zzard said:

January 9th, 12:21 pm

@ bt1234567892010 lol I do remember Primero saying he likes to “troll the trolls”

@Others still complaining about the Instant Game Collection. It seems that many of you forgot that it was added to PS Plus only 6 months ago. PS Plus cost the same price back before they introduced the IGC, and I’m not sure if they gave out games for free before then, but the point is the IGC is NOT the only benefit of Plus and I think many people may have forgotten that. I definitely do not remember seeing all this PS Plus hate a year ago. Then again Sony did give out a lot of free PS Plus subscriptions during E3 and other events last year. Coincidence?…

bt1234567892010 said:

January 9th, 12:42 pm

@698 and 700

you guys are complete twits >.> If I were an alt for Primero I would clearly troll you people like he does, I am merely offering my opinion. You also can look and see, I have other posts too, and I never troll people, but you guys are too stupid, and hateful toward people to notice.

jamonit23 said:

January 9th, 1:02 pm

I’m sure this game appealed to a select few.

IMO, Retro City Rampage was the worst game I have played all year.

I deleted that as fast as possible. Too bad it even shows on my trophy list. Lame offering, again my opinion.

WalterFC_USA said:

January 9th, 1:03 pm

After Retro City Rampage then you surprise me once more with “Megaman 9 & 10″… What should we expect for the next updates maybe pacman?? sonic1&2?? WAIT A SECOND!! we already had them in past

Cmon Morgan am i wrong or this is an “”””NES/SNES/SEGA plus INSTANT GAME COLLECTION”””????? Apparently only EU has a PLAYSTATION INSTANT GAME COLLECTION

DonkeyKongKilla said:

January 9th, 2:09 pm

@BlueBl1zzard – Yeah they gave away free games before the IGC if so in fact it came out 6 months ago, I don’t remember. But I got free games with a month subscription that came with my PS3 last year. Also many others say each year the game selection gets worse and they been members sense day once, so I suspect of off that then when this started it was giving free games with the subscription.

Honestly after the sales for Walking dead die way down maybe will during this summer or in the fall, I’d like to see those on the PS plus update…. It’d be nice.

BlueBl1zzard said:

January 9th, 4:35 pm

@DonkeyKongKilla Walking Dead Eps. 1and 2 were part of the IGC a few months ago so I don’t think they’ll do the other episodes. I played one and two and bought the other 3, they were that good. I HIGHLY recommend buying them (or at least ep 1 to try it), it was definitely one of my favorite games of last year

PrimeroIncognito said:

January 10th, 12:21 am

@ Ryumoaner

I know this is going to sound mean, and the blog team might get upset with me for saying so, but I really feel that it needs to be said… dude, you’re the dumbest person on this blog. After all the crap you repeatedly post, there’s just no other way to say it.

Are you going to claim that everyone who agrees with me is my alt account from now on? Maybe you’ve been visiting one too many conspiracy theory websites, I don’t know.

You also suggested that “jave-lin” was my alt as well. A quick comparison of all three of our profiles would prove the none of us are the same person. But I guess you’d have to be at least moderately intelligent to think about doing that…

I don’t post on this blog from an alt account. Never have, never will. Don’t need to…. unlike you… hypocrite. I’m pretty sure I know the name of your alt account… but I’ll keep that under wraps for now…

PrimeroIncognito said:

January 10th, 12:27 am


“nice catch”

Not quite. You’ve let your fantasies get the best of you, buddy.

Not to mention, both jave-lin and bt1234567892010 are Plus members. Do you really think I’d have two alt accounts each with a Plus membership? What would be the point of that? I hope you guys never think about becoming detectives… yikes! We’d all be screwed.

PrimeroIncognito said:

January 10th, 12:32 am

@ smoothboarder

I’m glad you hate me. It makes me feel good. And powerful.

Keep on hatin’, sucka… ;)

“I agree that how good a game is comes down to the opinion of each individual person but Arkham City is amazing. Megaman is not.”

^ ^ ^ And you kinda contradicted yourself there, pal. Right after you essentially said that you agree that it’s all subjective, you then state an opinion in a tone that implies you’re speaking universal truth. Not too bright.

DonkeyKongKilla said:

January 10th, 2:46 am

@BlueBl1zzard – Are you serious????? they did, arrrrrrr…… that upsets met, must of been when I didn’t have it. But yeah I got my hands on the demo and I liked it…. I will def try to get my hands on all the episodes one day.

DonkeyKongKilla said:

January 10th, 2:48 am

me* not met…. blahhh just waking up errors

smoothboarder540 said:

January 10th, 5:52 am

Wow. I guess you aren’t too bright if you missed my point and you don’t deserve an explanation. It is sad how much time you spend trying to prove you’re smarter than a bunch of teenagers. Guess what? Teens aren’t very smart. What does that say about what you’re doing? Oh, and replying to other people about how much of a troll you are is not a reply to you. This is a reply to you and it will be the last one. I’m only doing it now because pretty much no one else but you will be reading these at this point. So in the future I wont even read your comments and I discourage anyone else from reading them as well.

PrimeroIncognito said:

January 10th, 9:46 pm

@ smoothboarder

I was smart when I was a teenager… my peers were very intelligent too. On top of that, most of the time, I’m probably arguing with adults. I have no clue what you’re talking about. You just disrespected an entire demographic of people with your comments. Good job, genius. Who’s the one who’s not too bright?

Ryumoau claims to be 25, that wabbit dork is at least 40, AuralPrincess claims to be 21, and although Donkey never mentioned his age, he has spoken of playing 8-bit and 16-bit games “back in the day”… among others who’ve identified themselves as adults. Pay attention.

Thank you for choosing not to reply to me anymore. That’s one less bonehead I have to deal with.

sab_krit said:

January 11th, 12:40 pm


‘Good job, genius. Who’s the one who’s not too bright?’

Ofcourse You are! You dont have a plus subscription and you love these weekly updates hmmm like you always say ‘hypocrite’.

‘Thank you for choosing not to reply to me anymore. That’s one less bonehead I have to deal with.’

LMFAO. Do you really mean that lonely old man. Either u r f**, u*** or both. Inside he just wish smooth replies him.

@701 Whoa old man take a chill pill. You might get a heart attack with all those anger.

fmoriss said:

January 11th, 2:55 pm

I just can’t believe all the whining going on here.
I’ve been a plus member for about 3 months now.
For 50$ I had a lot of fun playing Jetpack Joyride, NBA Jam, Anomaly WZE, Retro City Rampage, Rochard, Dungeon Defenders, Quantum Conundrum, Ratchet & Clank, Renegade ops, Outland and Pacman.
I did not have the time to play Infamous 2, Resident Evil 5, Blitz, Scott Pilgrim and Double Dragon.
All these games for 50$ and 9 more months to go. It really is a great deal.
Thank you Sony!

Patz_13 said:

January 12th, 10:16 am

Want to know why this update was terrible? It’s not because we don’t have the respect for people who like different games and want to let them have this update. It’s also not because we are asking for more than what we paid for. It’s because EU is being treated 300% better. That’s ridiculous! 3 retail games. I fail to see how they would let that happen. I guess too many people in America are paying for PS+

FernandoAD said:

January 13th, 6:15 am

Hello, i read more than comment on this blog, and i see a lot of plus members mad about the weakly game offers. So i had an idea that might make a lot of people happy. How about create the PLUS Credits Reward Program? This program will reward only Plus members, based on their month trophys or their trophy points, with a maximum trophys to get any reward. The reward is ruled by the kind of trophy gained in the month, so a gold trophy gives more credits than a silver trophy, or their points. How many credits per trophy is up to you at Sony. To make the players even, at the beggining of the program it would be stipulated a maximum reward based on the already owned trophys, and after that only current month trophys count.

FernandoAD said:

January 13th, 6:15 am

That way every Plus member can accumulate credits by playing games, and spend this credits buying the games they want. If someone buy a game Sony still can give this game for free, because it will be random. The games bought with this credits can use the same rules that others plus games, that they will only be avayable while the membership is active. The free games offer could continue because a lot of members are casual gamers. This program has many vantages like: More games sold on PSN or retailers, the growth of the game life to acquire more trophys, the satisfaction of Plus Members that can buy the games they want, an increase of Plus memberships and many more. Everybody gets happy. :D PS.: Sorry for the poor english.

Ryumoau said:

January 14th, 10:50 am

@719 i kinda like that idea but no way Sony would ever do that.

Ventus_Fury said:

January 14th, 2:44 pm

…No comment on Tales Of Vesperia on the Japanese Role Playing game Selection for future Genres selections…?! o.O Someone confirm this isn’t a typo…? PLEASE?!

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