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Jan 14

PlayStation Plus Update: Become War in Darksiders, Free for Members

Morgan Haro's Avatar Posted by Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

PS Plus members rang in the New Year with NBA JAM: On Fire Edition and Mega Man 9 and 10 for free. This week, we’re bringing you a mix of action and exploration with the original Darksiders. Read on to find out more about this week’s update and remember to use the polls on the right to let us know what you think of this week’s update! Also, if you haven’t already, make sure you check out NBA Jam: On Fire Edition and Mega Man 9 and 10, which are some of the more recent additions to the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection.

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

January 15th PlayStation Plus Update

Darksiders (PS3)

Free for PS Plus members

Take control of War, one of the fabled Horseman of the Apocalypse, and rain down destruction with a combination of brutal attacks and supernatural abilities. Darksiders’ true appeal however isn’t just in its visceral action. With an emphasis on open world traversal and mind-bending dungeons to explore, Darksiders delivers a true adventure, supported by the amazing art styling of comic book art genius Joe Madureira.

PlayStation Plus Update 1-15-2013

Stardrone Extreme

50% off for PS Plus members (Original price: $3.99; PS Plus Price: $2.00)

Don’t miss out on this great deal for the PS Vita charmer Stardrone Extreme. Each level starts by aiming and shooting yourself out of a cannon into outer space. Your spaceship stays in motion from this point on, and it’s your job to attach to nearby gravity beacons to navigate its flight path. While tethered to a beacon, you’ll swing and attempt to circle the beacon until you release and slingshot yourself further. This core mechanic brings together elements of shoot ‘em up, pinball, collecting objects; all in one unique game.

One other note; some of you noticed that inFAMOUS 2 left PlayStation Plus as a free game last week. This was an error and it will be back in the Instant Game Collection on the 1/15 PlayStation Store Update.

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 1-15-2013

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Kchow23 said:

January 14th, 12:24 pm

I would love to see Saints Row 3 next if we might be stuck with THQ games for a little bit. Again, is there any possibility that a secondary account can ever upgrade to a master account?

tayfinch said:

January 14th, 12:26 pm

This is amazing. Thank you, Sony!

LanerGT said:

January 14th, 12:27 pm

Bah… got tired of waiting for Darksiders to come to US PS+ (after being available on EU PS+ long ago), so I bought it for my 360 when it went to $10 a week or so back on the XBL store.

xBraiNshOcK said:

January 14th, 12:28 pm

Very nice update, thanks Morgan. Pass my thanks to the entire team and keep up the great work.

blakseed said:

January 14th, 12:28 pm

I bought Darksiders when it first came out. It’s is as long as an rpg and it’s a pretty good hack and slasher. with some pretty clever puzzles thrown in.

hrcrowley said:

January 14th, 12:29 pm

Fantastic! For some reason this title just kept slipping through my fingers when I was looking for a new game for the past little while (I blame my HGA), but nay (!) I shall finally storm the hordes of Heaven and Hell…or whatever the game holds. Be lovin’ this week! Thanks Morgan/Sony!!!

PatricioUSA said:

January 14th, 12:29 pm

I already own the game on disc but, this is finally, after over 1 months of updates, finally a good one.

tayfinch said:

January 14th, 12:29 pm

PS: Thanks, Morgan, for always reading/responding so thoroughly to comments!

lidington_ said:

January 14th, 12:30 pm

Thank you, Morgan!

boomstickbhg said:

January 14th, 12:31 pm

We almost never get discounts anymore, discount were one of the main reason I and many other signed up for Plus YEARS AGO, this IGC switch has been really terrible for older, loyal customers who’ve been spending money on the PS3 since launch.

If for some reason NA just will never have IGC games as good as the EU (new not old, games not from the 5-10 dollar discount bin at stores, etc…) can we at least get Discounts back?

The few ~10% discounts we get nowadays don’t justify the price of Plus anymore. We use to get 25% or more off. There were also more sales on Add-ons, the EU also still has sales on Add-ons. We almost never do.

Can there be a seperate version of Plus to sign up for that’s just based on Discounts?

The EU get’s huge discounts on games (yes they pay more to start with, but that doesn’t change the fact they got upwards of 66% off AAA games at xmas.)..

If we don’t get to be treated as well as the other regions, than do the Sony thing and charge us for another service to get the discounts that we use to, and the rest of the world still does.

Moofboy said:

January 14th, 12:32 pm

Great update! Looks like a satisfying update for the majority too! I guess the genre poll panned out! Thanks guys!

PsychoticUsagi said:

January 14th, 12:34 pm

Better late than never I guess… even though we had to wait until THQ went bankrupt for SCEA to strike a deal they were happy with. lol

I ended up getting this for PC since it didn’t seem like we’d be getting it, plus the THQ Collection was the obvious must have on the holiday Steam sale if you didn’t have too many of their games. :P

Still nice a nice for people who don’t own a decent PC though. =]

sab_krit said:

January 14th, 12:36 pm

@153 YAY good for u, now u can dl it on PS3 and get trophies.

Malkzin said:

January 14th, 12:37 pm

Finally a good update ! This month we have a new game of PSP for vita?

My ideas :

Crisis Core
Dissidia 012
Monster Hunter
Lunar: Silver Star Harmony
Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection
Lord of Arcana
Yggdra Union

xandn said:

January 14th, 12:39 pm

Darksiders always looked like a fun game, glad I get to play it now. Also nice to see positive comments on this post (minus the usual whiners, of course).

Blind-Lunacy said:

January 14th, 12:39 pm

DARKSIDERS!!!! YESSSS!!!! wooooo thanks Guys.. i been wanting to play this for sometime now.

kezins said:

January 14th, 12:39 pm

Finally something I’m happy about. PS+ has been pretty lame for a couple months, so this is great news.

sab_krit said:

January 14th, 12:41 pm

@xandn Thank the Whiners!! Cuz of them whining, u get this update else u would hv got a GTA 1 or GTA 2 this week :P

dcrock80 said:

January 14th, 12:42 pm

Totally agree. We should at least get some top rated psp games every month for the Vita. I think that’s a good suggestion. Don’t you think so Morgan?

MXJC said:

January 14th, 12:43 pm

Wooo Oh hell ya!! I was gonna go out and buy this game today but the hell with cuz i have PS+, thanks Sony your the best!!

sab_krit said:

January 14th, 12:49 pm

@MXJC, You were going to buy Darksiders today? which store?

Malkzin said:

January 14th, 12:50 pm


Interesting they would conduct a poll with a list of games, since we have a lot of titles available for the psp vita.

I Love Dissidia 012 *.*

viceforce said:

January 14th, 12:53 pm

The Horseman cometh………for FREE!!!!!

FranklynStreet said:

January 14th, 12:56 pm

Already have Darksiders, but I’m still pleased with it as a choice for Plus. This is exactly the kind of game Plus should be putting in the collection, versus the stuff we’ve been getting the last few weeks/months.

Darth-Krayt said:

January 14th, 12:57 pm

@ 48 and Morgan Haro could maybe update his reply to 48 in case he/she doesn’t see this reply.

Plus games you havn’t played since your Plus subscription (from when you downloaded said games) was set to expire do expire at that date even when you resubscribe if you havn’t played them since the resubscription. What you have to do is boot up the expired game while signed into PSN, and it’s expiration date will then update itself to your new subscription expiration date.

Hope you see this, and hope it helps.

xClayMeow said:

January 14th, 12:57 pm

I thought for sure we’d be getting a Vita IGC addition this week since we didn’t get any last week. Very disappointed.

If you want to increase Vita sales, start giving people a reason to buy one!

if I don’t see Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus as a Vita IGC within the next month (prior to the sequel’s release), I’ll know that nobody involved in PS+ knows wtf they’re doing. Marketing 101.

chaosphere187 said:

January 14th, 12:57 pm

Holy Hell,I was just about to get Darksiders not even a couple hours ago but decided on Silent Hill Downpour.Thanks PS Plus you made my week!

sab_krit said:

January 14th, 12:59 pm

@chaosphere Where exactly u planning to buy darksiders from?

bucs205 said:

January 14th, 1:03 pm

wow this is an amazing update (and im glad its a thq game) hopefully in the next couple of weeks we get a good strategy game not downing this update beacuse im excited as hell for tomorrow now but i would love for might and magic clash of heroes come to ps+ just to get the online going again haha THANK YOU PS+!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

MosesUnspoken said:

January 14th, 1:03 pm

Nothing for me this week :(

Already own Darksiders and Darksiders 2. Just not interested in Stardrone.

More discounts, less free games.

PS Plus needs something like a constant 10% discount on all PS3 and PSN titles.

20 – 15% discount on all Classic titles.

It would add more built in value to Plus as well as stop some of the weekly complaining about Plus offerings.

Squiggle55 said:

January 14th, 1:04 pm

Thanks guys this sounds like another great retail game for me to play eventually. PS+ is seriously making it hard to work through my backlog. :/

sab_krit said:

January 14th, 1:05 pm

C’mon MXJC & Chaosphere187, I just want to know what made you think of getting the Darksiders from, that too today? I mean not yesterday or tommorow or during the holiday season but today, What was name of the store which made a great deal on darksiders today?

Squiggle55 said:

January 14th, 1:06 pm

@bucs205 That is a fantastic suggestion. I would love for Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes to be a free game to get the online going. I also would very much like a Vita version.

Tchanku said:

January 14th, 1:07 pm

I have already played Darksiders, but I still thing this a good PS+ free Game.

FranklynStreet said:

January 14th, 1:07 pm

@177 maybe Ebay or

JSynnTheGreat said:

January 14th, 1:09 pm

72 posts before anyone complained about the private polls…well played Haro! Great update btw Thanks for all the hard work. Been wanting to play Darksiders for a while, now I can but who knows when ill get to it with all the great offerings lately. I’m still playing journey and Tokyo Jungle.

Sarrop39 said:

January 14th, 1:10 pm

Awesome! Finally a full retail game to add to my collection, I was getting tired of getting 8-bit games every week.

HIhi2442 said:

January 14th, 1:10 pm

Dope, Another Plat for me! Now I just wanna see the rest of the store update.

Xnightwish said:

January 14th, 1:11 pm

good update but man if this isnt the month of games i already had for years, but i can’t really complain about that

sab_krit said:

January 14th, 1:13 pm

@MosesUnspoken Yep maybe EU+ should also stop giving free games. Only discounts on PS3 games. Moses obviously you are second person suggesting that bull**** in 179 posts. But this is the first time I am satisfied from my US + subscription and I started my subscription after Borderlands came into IGC. Not just me but most of my friends started plus after IGC. There are always a lot of other companies outside PS store which gives great discounts on PS3 games new and used, So I cant agree with you, Sorry.

Woody3878 said:

January 14th, 1:14 pm

Im glad i didnt buy Darksiders during black friday now !!! Cant what to try it tomarrow ! I heard it was a great game .

sab_krit said:

January 14th, 1:18 pm

@FranklynStreet its 19.44 for PS3 for a very long time.

and ebay hmmm maybe but why today? Cuz today the the minimum I can see is 15 bucks!!!

Squiggle55 said:

January 14th, 1:18 pm

@MosesUnspoken Although I don’t see any drastic changes like that happening, and I’ve had pretty good luck with the free games chosen for the most part, I think it’s easy to recognize that many people (especially very loyal customers) potentially have very bad luck and own the game being given away far more often than they’d like to see. I’d also love to see more discounts because weeks where lots of different things are on big sales are my absolute favorite weeks no doubt about it.

I also think the issue of already owning a game that is given away for free really needs to be addressed somehow. Of course it will happen to everyone occasionally. But let’s say it happens 10 times in a year. It’s lame to almost penalize someone for being a loyal customer. I still like the idea of getting an exclusive Avatar for the game the person already owned. And if it happens to them 10 times in a year they can get an exclusive Sony Avatar that shows how they’re a loyal customer. It would be a nice gesture from Sony and at the same time not completely break the business model by offering people extra discounts or anything like that.

castonph said:

January 14th, 1:19 pm

Darksiders looks great, can’t wait to get this booted up. Already got StarDrone a little while ago, don’t think I’m close to beating it yet. It’s very tough, even on the Vita.

TerraAshura said:

January 14th, 1:20 pm

Darksiders you say?! Sure, I’ll happily pick that one up.

sab_krit said:

January 14th, 1:20 pm

@Squiggle55 I dont mind if US+ gives out a game which I already own but atleast treat your customers as equally or better than EU counterparts like this month.

TwinDad said:

January 14th, 1:21 pm

I like the additional options in the poll. Being able to say that I have the games might help understand what makes the games negative.


I know PS+ for VIta is the new kid on the block, but are looking at seeing the Vita update for PS+ around the 3rd store update of the month?

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    Morgan Haro said:

    January 14th, 1:56 pm

    For the time being, you’ll probably see Plus Vita updates towards the end of the month.

Sevyne said:

January 14th, 1:22 pm

For once I can’t complain. Darksiders actually is a good game. Second one is better obviously, but anyone who has Plus that has not played this game needs to give it a go. Good job this week and for once I can vote for something that isn’t “Nothing for me this week” and I’m sure many feel the same. Take note of this SCEA and you’ll be in for a surprise.

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    Morgan Haro said:

    January 14th, 1:58 pm

    It’s no surprise that the community tends to enjoy PS3 Full Games more in Plus. However, it’s not just a question of taster’s choice from the PlayStation Store. There are numerous factors involved, and we’re always working with our partners to get the best possible games for Plus.

sab_krit said:

January 14th, 1:25 pm

@Sevyne Yep SCEA make note of this! Give us the Arkham City next month :P

TetsuyaKenshi86 said:

January 14th, 1:29 pm

Me parece un excelente cambio, la verdad estaba arrepintiéndome de contratar el servicio de PS+. Se que no todas las semanas debe salir un super juego (aunque sería genial) pero con un juego así al mes se que con gusto renovare mi suscripción cuando termine mi año.

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