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Jan 14

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

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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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KirAMinh said:

January 14th, 5:59 pm

@remanutd5 – [ #33 ]

Yeah. Im hoping SONY will announce Soul Sascrifice at PlayStationDestination on 25 next month. Then demo will comes out after that.

mnstrings said:

January 14th, 6:03 pm



Sales of the Vita has NOTHING to do with the fact that the 6 free titles are good games or not.

You said they are total crap. Sorry, but what does the fact that it has not been selling well have to do about the quality of these 6 games?

Do I really need to show you links from various review websites and places like where people leave reviews to show you how wrong you are? Just say it, and I’ll put up all the links on here, if you really want me to.

Yeah, nice try (and failing) at diverting the subject to something that wasn’t even discussed or relevant to the fact of how good the games are.

Aw, what’s wrong, I hurt your feelings by laughing at you? is that why you are calling me a sheep?

LMAO, doesn’t work that way bud, you got owned and now your faulty argument just got shattered to pieces.

You laughing at me has as much weight as a hobo who got arrested for masturbating in public and saying the world is going to end, ie. zilch, nothing, you basically just wasted your time and effort in replying to me with such a crappy defense to your original statement.

TJF588 said:

January 14th, 6:13 pm

@337 remanutd5 – I second this seconding! Heavenly Sword was so early on that it’s perpetually under my shopping radar, and Folklore could do a favor toward the desire for RPGs.

javo600 said:

January 14th, 6:13 pm

Darksiders!!!! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!!!! :D

nobodies-hero said:

January 14th, 6:14 pm

So yea I already got this but good stuff.. I gotta know though. I am away and cant play the God of War Beta but want the gear for sure. How long is that going to run for?

You guys defs needs to add the website version of the store to north america so I can nab stuff when I am away. Like the gameloft deals Im gunna miss out on because I can’t access the store. And I have a vita.. but it never gets passed firewalls access at hotels to log in anyways and only lets me buy vita games even if i tethered my iphone just to buy sommin.. so yea.

web store and/or vita psn store access to ps3 games.


Zeniselv said:

January 14th, 6:15 pm

i think the answers in the poll just lack an option of “giving the content a try”.

MECCA-4 said:

January 14th, 6:18 pm

Is star drone like anything like stardust?

GhostMachine1 said:

January 14th, 6:21 pm

I’ve been wanting to get into the Darksiders series. Now’s my chance!!

TriangleOffense said:

January 14th, 6:22 pm

I think this is week like 9 or so where its nothing for me yet again this week.

TriangleOffense said:

January 14th, 6:22 pm

kinda excited for my plus to run out at this point. at least I wont be wondering how Sony is gonna let me down this week

angelbless45 said:

January 14th, 6:30 pm

Great News!! About time we get something good :)

superfriar19 said:

January 14th, 6:31 pm

I love how people who are paying $50 a year/$4.17 a month/$.96 a week expect $100 worth of content a week. This update just proves that people will complain no matter what. Week after week you saw people complaining that EU got Darksiders and we didn’t. Now we get it and everyone complains. Nobody is putting a gun to your head forcing you to have Plus. Cancel it if you don’t like it. That simple.

MarkakaJin said:

January 14th, 6:38 pm

Why do I get the feeling that we’re getting either Dead Space or Dead Space 2 for free soon? I already have those two games.

BWOzar said:

January 14th, 6:38 pm


I know you get a ton of flack on here, but I wanted to say thank you for exposing yourself as the public face of PS+. Assuming you don’t get a discount/sale somewhere, PS+ is only $4.17 per month on an annual basis – it’s the best deal in the history of gaming (and that’s before considering all the extra savings garnered on PS+ extra sales). Keep up the good work, keep ignoring the people who seem to expect games released in the last 2 months or are entirely ignorant of international licensing (everyone complaint about EU PS+) and keep offering the best deal in the business (and this from someone who prefer his 360 to PS3).


January 14th, 6:40 pm


No. it isn’t at all. trust me when I say if you loved star dust, you will hate this game. it requires no skill, looks awful, and just isn’t even worth me sneezing at it. It is a throwaway title.

Ghostwize said:

January 14th, 6:41 pm

@362 BWOzar Morgan exposed himself to you?


Elli27r said:

January 14th, 6:43 pm

wow nice one, glad i still have plus and I need to resubscribe next month

BWOzar said:

January 14th, 6:46 pm

@364 Ghostwize

Well played sir…

pers1m0ny said:

January 14th, 6:50 pm

Bummer.. already have this game. And I only payed 10$ for it about 6 months ago.

Too bad really, its really a good game for the collection, but PS+ formula is really doomed to disappoint as if by design.

Games seem to mostly fall into one of two categories:
– already have it.
– not interested in it.

Oh well still 5 months in my subscription. If I can get lucky and get a couple more of good games I don’t already own then it will be worth it. But seriously, given that the price of these games when bought new, in store on sales is often around 10$, I need to get at least 5 good games out of my sub for it to be worth it.

At this rate I’m not sure that’s going to happen.

And ‘this poll is set to private’. Seriously??? Why?
We aren’t allowed to see the results? What’s up with that?

How lame!

ResistanceGTA said:

January 14th, 6:51 pm

Finally was able to log in. As I stated elsewhere Morgan, its a very simple update, but a very promising one with a great title. Looking forward to DmC as well, but I’m still on the fence, I’m gonna wait for some candid impressions, aka the blog team tweeting positives, before I bite on the game.

mnstrings said:

January 14th, 6:54 pm

Really pathetic when people kept saying how much the NA PS+ sucked and they used Darksiders as an example of the great games EU got. Now that we get it, they are still complaining! Its so STUPID, lol just shows they will whine about anything, so its best to just not take these types of people seriously because they will ALWAYS find something to complain about.

Because as we all know according to them $4.17/month for all these games is such a rip off (sarcasm).

ResistanceGTA said:

January 14th, 6:56 pm

@367, its set to private, as Morgan stated last time, because he wants to gather feedback from the poll and the comments, but when the polls were public everyone just commented on the poll, which is pointless. I prefer this method, especially the responses provided in this poll.

babygirl942000 said:

January 14th, 6:57 pm

YESSS!!!! Finally a game I will really enjoy . I really like Darksiders .

Alnuk1 said:

January 14th, 6:59 pm


Sorry kid you are not even close to hurt my feelings

I call you a sheep because your “facts” dont have any bases just your opinion, the ps+ for PSV are only appealing for newcomers , the people that had the vita for day 1 already have half or all ps+ games before the plus was released.

Enjoy you “awesome deal” and stop talking so much crap, see ya next week when you start begging for a decent ps + game again.

P.D : *sigh* learn to read no one is talking about the quality of the games released we are talking about the quality and value of the ps+ in vita. Meeeeeee

pers1m0ny said:

January 14th, 7:00 pm

If the polls are going to be private from now on, I ain’t voting anymore on the next poll.

So you don’t like people commenting on the poll result? Too bad.

I am curious to see the result. Want my input? At least you can satisfy my curiosity about what other people voted on.

blakseed said:

January 14th, 7:05 pm


That’s not a big deal. I beat you’re the type that came on here to talk about the poll rather then the games, hey?

broda812 said:

January 14th, 7:14 pm

Hmm. I already have Darksiders (because it is an amazing game), but a good opportunity for those who don’t.
Say, Morgan, how about getting rid of that annoying $5 minimum for adding funds to the wallet? Microtransactions are much more desirable when they are smaller increments ($1, $2, $3, maybe $4). Market research shows that people are more willing to pay for things if they don’t need to spend as much money. There are many products on the Playstation Store that are less than $5, but to even purchase a $1 product, we are required to pay $5. It’s poor market strategy.

Pildoring said:

January 14th, 7:18 pm

@StECnet, @Morgan Haro. About this user that is having the problem with the expired content i have what i think is an explanation: The game have a counter that set an amount of time when you download it, this due to security, (You could no syn you ps3 or play with the system clock if your Plus expire) so when you have x amount of time that not play a game this timer don’t get reset, if you try to play the game off-line the system will show you the expiration message. In my experience this get fixed simply by logging in with the account you purchased the game an open the game with such account. I hope this would help

tusunami said:

January 14th, 7:23 pm

Well first up stardrone don’t care for it, I have it free for my PS Vita. And 2nd Darksiders for being a PS Plus member so happy been wanting to play this game for too long thx!!!!!!!!!

twistedfloyd said:

January 14th, 7:27 pm

Nice, been wanting to try this. How about Assassin’s Creed Revelations for free on PS+? Need to catch up on AC.

Or the GOW origins collection. Keep up the great work!

Obrusnine said:

January 14th, 7:28 pm

After so many crap updates, this is AWESOME! Thanks Sony!

mattweimer said:

January 14th, 7:32 pm

To everyone complaining. Shut up. It’s free stuff. I pay PS+ to have the cloud saves and automatic updates and what not. To the person that said falls into two categories. Quit crying. Of course there are going to be games you don’t like or already have. Can’t please everyone. Go get mommy to cancel your PS+ subscription on her CC. STFU.

UNHOLYxNbK said:

January 14th, 7:33 pm

Im sorry if it seems im complaining but trust me im am not. The plus membership payed itself of on launch for me. But ive come to see ps3 gets alot more frequent updates then the vita. Please tell the staff and planners not everyone with a plus membership own a ps3. I got the membership soley for the vita and would like to see more support on this end. Even if its mini’s or psp titles. Thanks :).

CrusaderForever said:

January 14th, 7:37 pm

Yes!!! I am so happy to see Darksiders as a free download for PS+ members! I have put this game off for a while because EU PS+ members received this for free. I think it’s safe to say that all the great titles that the EU has received are going to come to the US! I bet they get all our PS+ titles as well. Give us Motorstorm Apocalypse and Dead Space 2 next! Thanks Sony!!!

hrfuknstuf said:

January 14th, 7:38 pm

Darksiders… very nice! I’ve been holding out hope for this one ever since Europe got it a few months back. Also, a hearty congratulations for 21 consecutive positive comments before the first troll popped out from under his bridge; that must be some kind of record for the plus forum!

Kangaru14 said:

January 14th, 7:38 pm

GoW Beta last week; Darksiders this week. This is setting out to be a good year. Keep it up!

mnstrings said:

January 14th, 7:39 pm


When the hell have I ever begged on here for a “decent” game? I’ve been happy with what I’ve received since I’ve subscribed, I don’t come here calling something crappy or saying the content is crap because its not new.

I have had the Vita since June and have only bought two of the six games that were introduced to the IGC. Contrary to your beliefs, not everyone goes out and buy every single game out there for the Vita and even if I did have them all, its still a great addition to the IGC.

You are strange, you keep repeating yourself, I hear ya loud and clear chief, no need to say the same thing over and over. So you are talking about the value of the vita part of the IGC? Hmmm, lets go to Amazon and check what the total amount would be if I went and purchased the first six games introduced:

Gravity Rush($36)+Uncharted:Golden Abyss($36.69)+Wipeout 2048($19)+JetSet Radio($9.99)+Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions($9.99)+Mutant Blobs Attack($7.99) = $119.66!

There’s no argument, just quit debating it, You have both QUALITY and VALUE.

Don’t let actual facts hurt your feelings though. I’m done arguing with someone who just complains for the **** of it.

nolo451 said:

January 14th, 7:43 pm

@ pers1m0ny,

Oh no, please, please do vote, if you don’t vote how will they possibly know what your thoughts are!!!!

lol, sorry, but I highly doubt your input will be missed, its not like they will miss one vote out of 5,000.

I’m glad the results are hidden, so people like you don’t bog down the comments.

Aevanilla said:

January 14th, 7:46 pm

Really happy to see Darksiders as a PS+ free game. I got this game release day and loved it! Hope you all enjoy it as much as I did. Nice update PS+.

shabelev said:

January 14th, 7:56 pm

So nothing for the Vita Again.

Thanks a lot Sony for making a lot of promises with this handheld and not delivering. All the games look like crap with no proper native resolution except for LBP which uses a good anti-aliasing technique. I really don’t give a crap if the battery will last just 2 hours as long as the graphics look good. What happened to console quality? Were you referring to the story in a game or to the graphics?

Also, what happened to Hulu Plus and the other apps that were supposed to be released?

I am going to start considering selling my Ps Vita on eBay and start saving up so that I can get a Razer Blade or something in which they actually develop games even a Nexus tablet gets more games developed.

300$ basically dropped in the trash.


taddanthony said:

January 14th, 7:58 pm

ive had ps+ since it started, and i think ive gotten a lot of value for what ive paid for. there was a lot of free games givin that ive had,but there was a lot givin that i didnt even think about trying. im currently playing anomaly warzone earth and its a very fun game. im looking forward for trying darkness. i would like to play more games like pixeljunk monsters. i also own a vita. and i think uncharted was a cool game to give for the instant game collection, but i only have a 4gb memory. so erasing practically everthing to download it is a pain. i would like ps+ to have more account options like the ability to change my psn id. a free movie rental would be a nice add too.

sincrin said:

January 14th, 8:01 pm

@ Morgan Haro
Ps2 discounts ??

AuralPrincess said:

January 14th, 8:09 pm

Pretty good update finally, thanks much for atleast updating something I’ve been wanting to replay in awhile and to those that haven’t played it yet, really good game here, and it’s pretty meaty too. Keep up the good work guys.

AxlTheHunter said:

January 14th, 8:15 pm

Now this is more like it!

quesobros said:

January 14th, 8:21 pm

This is awesome! I was just about to buy the game. Now I don’t have to! Thank you!


January 14th, 8:21 pm


sanchez_gerard said:

January 14th, 8:28 pm

got the platinum trophy, its a great game, too bad i already go it, im starting darksiders 2 aiming for platinum too :)

MedMax_02 said:

January 14th, 8:30 pm

inFAMOUS 2 free for psn+, price is $19,99 !
Darksiders free for psn+, price is $19,99 !



nyahbingi_man said:

January 14th, 8:32 pm

finally something good

unbornsoldier said:

January 14th, 8:35 pm

Even though I already had darksiders. I regret taking it back to GameStop a while back,money was tight at the time :/ sacrifice had to be made,looking forward to downloading this tomorrow,great job Sony :). You know what really gets on my nerves though,it’s all these kids,adults wanting ps plus games I already have on disc :/ to me this ain’t fair to all of us that buy more games at retail,online.I really think its a great idea to have a couple choices to choose from each week for the ones that already bought most of this games.Lastly to all of you complainers,beggars if you ain’t happy with ps plus,don’t sub or resub I’m tired of seeing all this complaining and I want this and this and this smh -_-. I’m very satisfied with this great service for so Lil $$$ we get so much,great discounts,space,automatic downloads,game trials,exclusive demos,betas weeks before anybody else,free themes,avatars at times,instant game collection with so many games but not enough time to play all of them etc…and the service will get better and better,great hop ps team :)!!

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