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Jan 07

Jan 07

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 IGN.com’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 GamesRadar.com 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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elpsydominator said:

January 7th, 8:28 am

so nothing for vita this week? not even a discount not even a new ps1 or a psp game in the store and the only game available is a port at 40$ XD

Just remember, that there are people who only had a vita and pay the plus only for the vita

tha’ts all I can say

castonph said:

January 7th, 8:28 am

Mega Man should give me some solid game time, I used to play the old ones. Finished up Anomaly and played Journey a second time. Had to put a bigger HDD in the PS3 during the holidays with all this PS+ stuff, Sony did a great job with backup + restore.

cubiclegnome said:

January 7th, 8:28 am

Wow, so much self-entitlement on this thread. It’s possible that a $4-5 per month service isn’t going to crank out $20-$50 games each month for you to download at no additional price.

T_K_9001 said:

January 7th, 8:28 am

megaman in a HD TV… wtf??? this is full trash..

GangstaTroy said:

January 7th, 8:30 am

Garbage update. I wish they would stop giving us EA Garbage though this is better then there last few. Give us Motor Storm Apocalypse, Kingdom of Amular, Tales Of Graces F or Spec Ops The Line.

afr1234 said:

January 7th, 8:31 am

Stop with the BS no more 8 bit games nor16 bit games. There are plenty of games that are full releases that you can give to us instead of this crap.

smoothboarder540 said:

January 7th, 8:31 am

Hopefully people will read this before posting stupid comments comparing US to EU. The US does weekly updates. EU does monthly updates. We will be getting more content later. And in my opinion it will be hard for EU to beat US this month. The only thing on their list of games that I would want to play is Bioshock 2 and we already got that. This is yet another bad week for us but hold off on the comparisons for a couple of weeks.

wantsumcandi said:

January 7th, 8:33 am

The GOW beta is good. It’s just hard to begin with when you don’t have anything unlocked. I enjoy it because is a different kind of MP other than camp, shoot, repeat or blindfire madness. I will enjoy it more when it is released and there are more options though.It’s kinda limited in the beta now but they have added more stuff in updates since it started. The only bad thing about it is the lack of a party system on it. In team matches I’m constantly thrown into groups with mouth breathers almost every match. I hope they test the party system on the beta before release because there is almost always problems on games with it when it’s first out.

AnoyoIkari said:

January 7th, 8:33 am

Not really anything for me this week. Maybe next week?

Attababyitzaboy said:

January 7th, 8:34 am

I had some good stuff to say but apparently “My comment was too long”. What the hell does that mean?! This is a blog, made for comments. Fix this or at least put a counter on the comment section so you know how many letters you have left.

afr1234 said:

January 7th, 8:34 am

Oh and you also went as far to close up the poll so people could not see the “nothing for me” option is destroying everything else.

ocray said:

January 7th, 8:34 am

horrible update

ChameleonX said:

January 7th, 8:35 am

Mega Man 9 + 10…Thank you!

ocray said:

January 7th, 8:36 am


JamesBlonde777 said:

January 7th, 8:37 am

Was really hoping for a discount on Demon’s Souls…

aelurio1980 said:

January 7th, 8:38 am

Plus over for me. =p

T3DV0L70L1N4 said:

January 7th, 8:41 am

I’ll get the GoW beta, but I’d much rather play the single player demo. But there’s no way I’m wasting my money on the Total Recall Blu-ray just for that.

I hate to agree with the haters, but the quality of these PS+ updates has seriously dropped. Here’s what would make me happy:

1. Release day discounts & freebies
I’ve been buying games on day-one and then getting buyer’s remorse when that game is free or discounted a few months later. We are hardcore gamers, supporting the developers with day-one purchases. Give us a day-one break once in a while.

2. More free disc-based PS3 games
I’d love to migrate my PS3 discs to the digital versions but I’m not paying for something I already own. Let’s add more full games to the IGC like God of War, GTA, Max Payne, MGS, Red Dead, and Uncharted. Or maybe let PS+ members send their discs to Sony and trade them in for digital codes.

3. Let us vote
Please let us vote on what games will be free or discounted. Give us a varied selection of 30 or so titles to choose from. The top couple of titles would be free, and the runners-up would be heavily discounted. Then we wouldn’t blame you guys for the crappy games (unless there were no good choices at all).

BrianMcGuinness said:

January 7th, 8:41 am

Hey all you disgusting, whiney, self-entitled, negative, gross babies…you know you’re allowed to still buy games at stores if you want, right? 1 or 2 free games a week isn’t the only thing there is. Stop being fat, and go buy a game. You’re all the worst people on Earth.

Tjoeb123 said:

January 7th, 8:41 am

Already own both MM9 and 10 (and their character DLCs) on that other platform…

Oh, my chance to say “I want JRPGs!” Which I already did. (And Tales of Vesperia isn’t even out on PS3 here. Maybe Tales of Graces F? Or Xillia, when it comes out?)

SolduNuts said:

January 7th, 8:41 am

I love Plus. Four free games within the first two weeks of 2013 is amazing, keep up the good work Sony. I hope the Vita keeps getting the love that it deserves and you guys will see me back on this blog a lot more this year, I want to make my voice heard and give the credit that is overly deserved to every hard working person that makes SCEA turn. I like that Plus keeps on giving. Hope this trend contunues throughout the year.


Ghostwize said:

January 7th, 8:43 am

Kick arse! Megaman is awesome. :D Thanks plus! My son is gonna poo himself. :D

ECisMe said:

January 7th, 8:44 am

Weekly updates suck. I literally just bought the Mega Man 9 & 10 bundle yesterday. If there were a monthly update in the beginning of January, this wouldn’t have happened. Customer service is issuing me a refund, thankfully, but the blog should consider going back to the monthly updates.

DaniPotter said:

January 7th, 8:45 am

Just when you think NA PS+ couldn’t get any worse… btw hiding the poll results makes you look very shady, you KNOW your content sucks but all you care is damage control. It’s been many, many months of us complaining about the weak game selection we get and you guys do nothing. But yeah “Keep voting! Keep complaining! We’ll listen to you guys when PS4 is out and nobody cares about PS3 anymore!”

zidane40o0 said:

January 7th, 8:45 am

one word to describe the whole state of PlayStation Plus for PS3, Pathetic.

kakasij6 said:

January 7th, 8:47 am

Not even one free Dora the Explorer game? WTF!!!!!!

CrimsonOX said:

January 7th, 8:47 am

another hard week for a playstation vita plus member…

snakeeyes211 said:

January 7th, 8:48 am

@ Morgan why would you have polls and then take them away because you’re having feedback that’s not to your liking like nothing for me this week you were getting it week after week and now you take it off so you won’t have to see it :-/that’s bad for business. as a PlayStation fan and a supporter of you guys I see this is a very sad day very sad day indeed bring the polls back or get ready for some backlash from real PlayStation fans it’s just not right that if you don’t like what you’re hearing from the community you take it away so we don’t have a voice

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    Morgan Haro said:

    January 7th, 10:39 am

    polls are still there =) they’re at the top of the page

palermo1886 said:

January 7th, 8:49 am

What’s the problem morgan??? You don’t answer the negative feedback on the PLUS section anymore. You don’t have any more false promises to announce??

Ghostwize said:

January 7th, 8:49 am

Almost forgot. You knew it was coming……… :D :D :D

Listen I am going to speak for all of us “complainers”.
All we want is everything for Plus that Europe and Japan has.
Also we want every game ever released on PSN ever.
Also make every game that was released on disc put on PSN and then given to Plus members.
We also need the following PS1 games available and given to Plus members:
We also need the following PS2 games available for PSN members:
Also why can’t we play Nintendo and Microsoft games on our PS3? We want the following games for PS3:
Also we want the following PS3 games on Vita:
Why is Plus $50 a year? Seems like you would sell a lot of more PS3 if you gave away Plus.
Also why is the PS3 still $300? You would sell a lot more if it was $3. You would make it up in volume sales!! Also you would sell a lot of Playstation T-shirts and we would go to Playstation concerts if you just gave away the games.
If you don’t do all of these things I am buying a 360 and Sony will crumble as a result. HEED MY WORDS!!!

These are awesome freebies.

yoko379 said:

January 7th, 8:50 am

Thanks for the update guys. I’m foing to be completely honest, I expected just a little bit more, but this is still nice! I lready have the beta so I’ll have to check out those Mega Man games! I’m really hoping to see just a few more games for Vita, even if they aren’t amazing games. I am really, really enjoying Retro City Rampage and Chronovolt on the Vita. Thanks Morgan for the update, can’t wait for next week!

Yohmaru_EX said:

January 7th, 8:51 am

i love mega man, but THIS IS THE FIRST UPDATE OF THE YEAR!!!!!!!!!! Where are the great retail games???? How about a demons souls discount for plus??????

lets start the score:


elpsydominator said:

January 7th, 8:51 am

vita needs new content at least add new ps1 and psp games not this

nanaki85 said:

January 7th, 8:53 am

Needs more Rubenstein.

Daverost said:

January 7th, 8:53 am

You guys better not be telling me that this combo pack business for Mega Man is the same as the Sonic combo pack a couple of months ago. I didn’t get that one because I was told by Sony customer service that the only way I could was to use a one-time courtesy to remove the Sonic 2 purchase from my account in order to get my copy of Sonic 1. I’m glad I didn’t because it looks like I’m going to be stuck with the same problem here.

You guys need to fix this little policy/store problem you have if you’re going to keep offering these combo packs to Plus members. That’s two Plus offers I’ve been screwed out of.

snakeeyes211 said:

January 7th, 8:55 am

Morgan I am so sorry I just noticed that you had changed the place of it and it is actually really awesome what you’re doing my bad I take everything that I sent back I apologize I like what you guys did with the feedback pole and you just had me confused when you changed it from work used to be so once again I apologize to you Morgan and the team

DonkeyKongKilla said:

January 7th, 8:55 am

Actually, I loved megaman back than. another waste of an plus update? The beta. EHHHHHHHH. not a big fan of GoW. had it on my psp when I had one. it was cool. But I thought since EU received all the games we have, plus exclusives and now the games we got the end of last year, thought maybe at least a retail mirror might make it through this week. Sigh. I’ll give megaman a try and see how I like it now. Had fun with pac-man might as well.

Xnightwish said:

January 7th, 8:56 am

Do the mega mans at least come with the dlc?

Ghostwize said:

January 7th, 8:56 am


Yeah that is pretty whack. This should be rectified asap.

LostTheGame said:

January 7th, 8:57 am

I’m appalled that people are actually DISAPPOINTED about getting MM9+10 for free. So what if you already purchased them? At least now people that never wanted to try get the chance to. Fabulous games, great update! Can’t be a AAA game all the time! But I am anxiously waiting for the first Uncharted, I’m waiting to start the trilogy because I just KNOW that it’ll get put on PS+ eventually…

Superstone said:

January 7th, 8:57 am

I have to say I love PS+ but not all instant game collections are for me. I would rather see more discounts on games. I enjoying buying games but usually wait for the price to come down since I have a mortgage and mouths to feed. Few good examples are Twisted Metal, LBP Karting & PS Allstars Battle Royale. Even PSP games would be great. Just my opinion thanks.

zabcdef123456 said:

January 7th, 8:57 am

OMF……I tried really hard..but ya,Iam out now. ; (

Ryumoau said:

January 7th, 8:57 am

No poll option? i’m not a fan of Megaman (outside of Legends) but its a step up from the lousy games from the past few weeks. Though i wonder if we’ll get a retail game anytime soon. These cheap 8bit type games don’t look like they cost Sony more than $5 to license for Plus.

I’m not the biggest GoW fan. I’m glad the beta didn’t replace the free games like i originally thought it would.

superfunstudio said:

January 7th, 8:58 am

I hate that the only time I comment is to whine about the support Vita is getting from the Plus feature. It initially seemed to be a great move to address poor sales. Word of mouth is how millions are sold. Generating buzz with existing owners would bring more into the base than ads during the Super Bowl. It’s plain the intelligent people at Sony know this, so why let the opportunity wither? It may be that I’m a little greedy, yes. Finally, Gravity Rush is fantastic after you get past the motion sickness.

DonkeyKongKilla said:

January 7th, 8:58 am

The new poll thing, HAH made it Private so we can’t see the actual results? what’s up with that morgan?

DonkeyKongKilla said:

January 7th, 8:59 am

@Ryumoau – The polls are listed at the top right hand part of the blog.

detictiveconan said:

January 7th, 8:59 am

I have MM9 on Wii but I’m happy to get a PSN version of it and very happy to get MM10 :D .

Valcrist08 said:

January 7th, 9:00 am

This really is a good way to start the year for the plus subscription for the vita only users. NOT.

Why can’t vita users get Atleast a PS Mini game or a PSP game every week while PS3 Always gets something new? Don’t you want to support your new console? does sony disregard vita because its not as hot as the ps3. every week I am waiting for PlayStation Plus Update, starting from week one of the PS Vita Plus, ends up disappointed. hope things improve for the Vita side of the plus.

greggysmalls1 said:

January 7th, 9:00 am

The poll was encouraging. Seems like most of the community wants to see the same types of games, and I hope some of the games listed as examples can become a reality for PS Plus

Dubloon7 said:

January 7th, 9:00 am

are Mega Man 9 and 10 for Vita as well? If not, FAIL!

ShariusTC said:

January 7th, 9:01 am

lol, another great week

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