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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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DuoMaxwell007 said:

January 7th, 9:02 am

btw our last update was december 31st.. but that wa because jan 1st was a holiday.. so duid that update count for december or jan? i hope not jan because i hope nba jam wasnt supposed to be our “big”/retail game for the month.. considering on fire edition was PSN only….. but the original WAS a disc release >.>

Ryumoau said:

January 7th, 9:02 am

okay, never mind the poll is stuffed to the right under ‘We want feedback. I hope more people please vote for ‘Current Japanese roleplaying games’ in the Genres we want in IGC. It would be great to see games like Tales of Graces F go digital and free. I voted it and Western rpgs. :)

KidCommando said:

January 7th, 9:02 am

So many STUPID people here expecting the world every single week for their $5 a month.

Even MORE stupid people comparing what EU gets to what US gets when they are two totally separate subscriptions that were NEVER advertised as being similar.

I mean, Honey Boo Boo’s mom is like a certified genius compared to you guys….its sad.

Get a Grip

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God of War Beta is brutal, nasty, and down right bananas! Don’t get frustrated if you keep getting killed. It takes some time to understand the gameplay mechanics and to earn better armor.

JinZX1 said:

January 7th, 9:03 am

I’ll take the swanky beta, you guys can keep the infuriating throwbacks. lol nice update though!

detictiveconan said:

January 7th, 9:04 am

It looks like right now the poll agrees with me, WE WANT RPGs!!!

Conaaando said:

January 7th, 9:04 am

Megaman free, YAY! And I just finished Megaman VS Street Fighter!



January 7th, 9:05 am

Another PSN game … again … again … and again, these games are played on one day hopefully. When will we get a decent game like Batman AC, RDR, Deus Ex, Motorstorm, Vanquish, Dead Space, Bulletstorm …. etc. .. etc. .. etc?

CrazyGuy62 said:

January 7th, 9:05 am


What games\discounts\etc would you want to see?

Ikaros19 said:

January 7th, 9:06 am

i still have 151 US in my wallet and i waitning for
persona 4 golden and DJMAX TECHNIKA TUNE 30% or 50% Off
and no those bad games -._!

grimmy said:

January 7th, 9:07 am

Wow…this really is far from being a joke anymore. Plus seemed so much better before this instant game collection came along…at first it was impressive..but it’s been all downhill from there. Week after week you guys keep digging holes that i don’t believe you can climb out of anymore. Europe this…europe that..the fact is many of us feel like we’re being jerked around now with this weekly garbage you keep dumping on us. It’s people like me that was a plus member from day one and stood behind this idea of making the playstation brand even more common in households with a service that was going to change gaming and make kids want their mommy to buy them a ps3 instead of xbox cause of all the great free content you could get without buying one retail game. Sorry for the rant but i’ve been biting my tongue for weeks cause i still had faith…but i’m afraid i’m all outta that and then some now. This is probably only my second post ever on here and i’m not one to complain but slap me in the face enough times… i’m gonna fight back!…Keep on slappin guys.

Oh…and i don’t wanna hear this but wait til next week …we all know how that movie ends already.

AceMcgee420 said:

January 7th, 9:08 am

Ive been one to go to bat for Plus but..Geez..This really is gettin ridiculous..Europe does get full retailgames and we get mega man?Not fully understanding..Or renewing..Bummer..Though this was worth it

julius_kczar said:

January 7th, 9:08 am

I think it´s a good update – many people complain about the last two week of december, but they forget that we got Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition and Bioshock 2 also in december.

Megan 9 & 10 certainly are not for everyone but they are good games.

And when comparing with Europe, people forget that they get and update per month, not every week like here.

I would like to see more PSOne games in PSN Store, what aboutt Tobal 2 (the greatest fighting game of all time IMHO) or Einhander, those were difficult to get and I think It will sell well in the store.

underman14 said:

January 7th, 9:08 am

My plus subscription ended early december, haven’t renewed it. Nuff said.

frpodo said:

January 7th, 9:10 am

Actually i get something in this week… the poll D

Ryumoau said:

January 7th, 9:11 am

i love how the lowest rated genres in the poll were ‘Sports simulator’ and ‘Sports arcade’. lol

Tyrannikos said:

January 7th, 9:12 am

Nyehhhh – MM 9&10 are cool. I’ll nab those. Probably gonna pick up Eufloria since it’s so cheap too.

But really, I just joined PS+ and it’s felt lackluster so far.

rwlove said:

January 7th, 9:12 am

pssst hey sony guys who do the stuff for plus, if you’re not gonna give us any vita games, give us psp games *cough* god eater burst or monster hunter freedom unite *cough*

RateX_BR said:

January 7th, 9:13 am

No Retail Games again????? =(

TXCScorpion said:

January 7th, 9:13 am

Loving the Mega Man stuff, thanks. Hoping for some decent sales this week for plus too.

DonkeyKongKilla said:

January 7th, 9:14 am

@Ghostwize – hah, Adios.

@snakeeyes211 – The polls are the blue boxes at the top right corner of the blog. There’s three different polls. But take in mind the top 2 are private so we can’t see what is voted. Hmph. I could give a monkey’s uncle on the third one what everyone said.

xandn said:

January 7th, 9:14 am

Nice update, already own Megaman 9 & 10, but they are fun games. This gives me a chance to beat some of the previous freebies before next week comes along.

hed_snap said:

January 7th, 9:16 am

A few weeks ago Morgan said something along the lines that RPG’s weren’t getting added because there wasn’t a demand. I hope this weeks poll clears this up, as three of the RPG options are doing really well. I mentioned it before, that the first Mass Effect would be an amazing plus addition, since PS3 owners have not had the chance to play it, yet it should be a cheap one to license, considering it is only $15.

Not much for me this week, but I’m okay with that. I’ve been a plus member since the beginning, and I am very happy with the selection. I have a backlog of games that I want to play, and plus adds more to that list than I can take off of it each month.

One thing I do miss, is that dynamic themes. We used to get them all the time, but I haven’t seen one on plus in ages.

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    Morgan Haro said:

    January 7th, 10:41 am

    Yeah the polls on the genres help give a good platform to show what the PS Blog community is looking for in Plus.

greggysmalls1 said:

January 7th, 9:16 am

I think that the vita titles will not be updated as frequently as the ps3 games. I really can’t blame sony, as the vita is still new and has a much smaller library of games. The initial vita IGC crop was also very strong. That being said, I really don’t understand why well liked psp games aren’t added to the vita IGC. Can’t imagine the availability of these titles dipping into revenue much and I think a few AAA psp game would keep a lot of folks happy.

On a similar note, seems like some nice ps1 and ps2 classics would also keep ps plus members subscribed. Not sure why sony doesn’t jump on that…

bucs205 said:

January 7th, 9:16 am

heeeellllllllssssssssss to the yea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! mega man here i come

terminode said:

January 7th, 9:18 am

Two games, four and two years old, by the way, that I already own. I don’t know what to say other than “piss off.”

jgrizzle358 said:

January 7th, 9:18 am

I hate coming here every week and seeing hateful comments by ungrateful spoiled brats. We get amazing content all the time and when there happens to be a lackluster update everyone throws a hissy fit. You CANNOT realistically expect them to give us stuff like inFAMOUS 2, Bioshock 2 and Super Street Figther IV EVERY week. Some weeks you just HAVE TO settle for less. It balances out. Besides, it’s not all about YOU anyways, it’s about ALL OF US. Sony is trying to pander to the majority of PS+ members, they cannot realistically make everyone happy every week cuz we all have different tastes, so if one week is not for you, oh well, so be it. That’s what happens.

I like a lot of what we’ve gotten recently but I honestly miss the Minis and PSOne Classics, why did those stop? I’d like to see PS2 classics as well.

Ghostwize said:

January 7th, 9:18 am


If you’ve followed the blog in the past you would know that my post is an example of the over entitlement some psplus subbers have. It exemplifies the overly entitled expectations some feel. For a little over $4 a month I for one think Plus is an amazing service. I know the value of a dollar. Some don’t. :D Cheers!

T_K_9001 said:

January 7th, 9:18 am

we want answers…. come on Morgan, why do you only answer stupid questions?

DonkeyKongKilla said:

January 7th, 9:18 am

@hed_snap yeah but, this post hasn’t been up for long to see. Also half the people on here that are commenting are missing the poll. So wonder how many that seen it missed it too. Numbers on this vote so far couldn’t been that many to concsder the RPG to be a demand. Mass effect? BLEH.

Zezzler said:

January 7th, 9:19 am

Screw all of the haters, Megaman 9 and 10 are PERFECT.
I already had MM9, but now I get to sink my greasy hands in some good ol’ Mega Man 10 action!

Thank you Morgan for this great update.
Actually, thank you for all of the updates of recent. All of the free games we have been getting is fantastic and I could not be enjoying PS+ any more than I am right now.

DonkeyKongKilla said:

January 7th, 9:20 am

@Ghostwize Nah, I definitely remember seeing that a couple months ago I think. Maybe October I want to say.

archism74 said:

January 7th, 9:20 am

I am glad i stoped this service 8 months ago. This is getting worse every month, and i see there not trying to turn this around. BIG FAIL!

Ghostwize said:

January 7th, 9:21 am

@ Zezzler

Unfortunately you probably won’t be able to grab 10 because you already have 9 and it’s a combo pack. Hopefully they will fix the silliness of not being able to purchasing combo packs if you already own one of the titles. CS will be able to fix it for you though. :(

DonkeyKongKilla said:

January 7th, 9:21 am

@Zezzler – Not if they do the same thing they did with Sonic with the bundle error b/c people already owned one. HAH. what would you say to that one? Funny stuff.

DonkeyKongKilla said:

January 7th, 9:22 am

Honestly though Morgan, Ask that podcast what the freak Capture the Flag was about. I know I’m not going insane, did anyone else heard about that? bleh.

MatheusRuggeri said:

January 7th, 9:24 am


Again, nothing good, why we not have great games?

Ghostwize said:

January 7th, 9:25 am

What the heck is Eufloria?! I’m gonna have to grab that at that price. Looks trippy!! :D

blakseed said:

January 7th, 9:26 am

Pretty awesome update. I’ve been waiting to test out the GOW mp, but the Mega Man combo pack is what made the update for me.

wwedx25 said:

January 7th, 9:27 am

the last thing i really enjoyed from ps plus was borderlands….. that was like 5 months ago…… -__-

wwedx25 said:

January 7th, 9:29 am

Can you guys get us NBA avatars??????

BlueBl1zzard said:

January 7th, 9:30 am

Will definitely be checking out that Ascension beta! I may try out Mega man too although I really wish capcom would make one (preferably like the Battle Network series) for vita.

@DuoMaxwell007 It says near the end of the post ” NBA Jam: On Fire Edition and Chronovolt are being tracked for January’s Plus updates”

BrianC6234 said:

January 7th, 9:31 am

Do we get the full NCAA Football game with that free winner’s pack? It’s kind of useless without the game. I’d rather not see things like that as part of PS Plus. It would be better to give the actual game for free.

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    Morgan Haro said:

    January 7th, 10:45 am

    Deals like this don’t impact the acquisition of new content in Plus; so if we can give a bit back to those who already have the game, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t do it.

Ryumoau said:

January 7th, 9:32 am

@106 i’d like Plus concentrated more on day 1 discounts on games when they arrive on psn. Like a couple months ago when i bought One Piece at $50 day 1, only for it to be discounted 20% by Plus a couple weeks later.

I would rather the games that are priced $30 or above get significant discounts of 20-30% off. That could go for the big retail titles like for example DMC or smaller titles that get released like Earth Defence Force for Vita.

I’d actually rather they just remove the free games (since they have been lame lately anyway) and just focus on nothing but discounts.

Ryumoau said:

January 7th, 9:33 am

but i’m sure removal of free games wouldn’t sit well with most other Plus members. I can just hope we can get more discounts alongside it at least.

wwedx25 said:

January 7th, 9:33 am

NBA Avatars!

T_K_9001 said:

January 7th, 9:34 am

they don’t care what we say, they only want our money and not our happiness…. am I wrong Morgan?

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    Morgan Haro said:

    January 7th, 10:46 am

    yes, i’m afraid you’re wrong =)

Nflamel said:

January 7th, 9:35 am

Ohh yesss, i want this game from years ago. Now i will have them via +, thanks sony.

IIL0YDII said:

January 7th, 9:35 am

Facepalm, nothing for me this week,you’ve removed the poll because every week “nothing for me this week” was like 50% of votes.

What does Europe gets? Something awesome we never see?

boomstickbhg said:

January 7th, 9:36 am


So after all the weeks of terrible updates and increasing customer lvls of unhapiness what big step did the Blog staff take to make things better?

They made it so the results of the polls are now private!

Because of course, if we can’t see that 40-50% of people are unhappy, then suddenly they must love Plus!

Yet another lame PR move from the lamest staff in gaming.

Oh well at least this is one post that so far isn’t full of MH’s lies.

Oh and terrible update once again, GoW Beta would be great if it was SP, since I don’t play most games (other than sports) online, I have no use for it. Seems to be a theme with Betas, keep getting MP type :(

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