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PlayStation Plus: Urban Trial Freestyle Free on Vita for Members

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Let’s face it, you probably have some time to kill before New Year’s Eve. Starting tomorrow Urban Trial Freestyle is free for PlayStation Plus members, so download it on your PS Vita before heading out to celebrate. If you find yourself in a boring conversation, excuse yourself to the restroom and mess around with some bike trials where you’ll attempt to pull off tricks like backflips, ollies and 360s. For those with a more competitive streak, you can challenge other riders with Ghost Mode. As addictive as Urban Trial Freestyle is, try not to spend the entire party in the bathroom. That can give the wrong impression.

You can download Urban Trial Freestyle and take advantage of all these PS Plus discounts after the PlayStation Store updates tomorrow, 12/31.

PlayStation Plus Update 12-30-2013

PlayStation Plus: Instant Game Collection

Urban Trial Freestyle (PS Vita)
Urban Trial Freestyle

Free for PS Plus members

Don’t miss the ultimate urban trial freestyle game for PS Vita system! The city is your playground! Nothing will stop you on your freestyle trials bike. Use the urban landscape to pull spectacular tricks – backflips, 360s, wallrides, ollies, and more. Customize your bike to boost your performance in Time Attack or Stunt mode. Choose between speed and style, developing your own unique riding style.

PlayStation Plus: Last Chance

If you’ve got feedback on today’s Plus update make sure vote in the poll and leave a comment below. To discuss all things PlayStation, including this update, you can also head over to the PlayStation Community Forums where you’ll find topics you can contribute your thoughts to, or start one for yourself.

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Segafan8 said:

December 31st, 11:06 am

@78“You can download Urban Trial Freestyle and take advantage of all these PS Plus discounts after the PlayStation Store updates tomorrow, 12/31.”
Got to love how the PS Blog posts are copy-pasted from previous postings.
@72 “Well the person who posted this update says in the post there will be PS Plus sales added to the store on Dec 31st.
So if there aren’t any Plus sales we can slam them for false advertising, although they’ll probably shift all the blame to the person who posted this without reading it over/including real information.”
@54″You Said:
“take advantage of all these PS Plus discounts after the PlayStation Store updates tomorrow, 12/31.”
So where is the list of all the PS Plus discounts?
But don’t post that we’re getting a bunch of Plus Discounts this week and then not post any discounts!!!!!!!!
” I agree with all of you. They shouldn’t post (copy/paste) this type of statements and then not follow through with it. This creates all kinds of bad publicity.

boomstickbhg said:

December 31st, 11:33 am

Hmm mid afternoon and the store isn’t updated yet.

Either that means there’s a bunch of content including the deals they say are coming or…

The blog team/store team is being lazy as usual.

probably the latter sadly.

DragonusFirus said:

December 31st, 11:36 am

@boomstickbhg: funny you mention that, coz I just started downloading the “free” game.

DoctorKwakkwak said:

December 31st, 12:03 pm

OMG I bought this a while ago,I shoudln’t have bought this regarding this will be ps plus free game…oh and the other games that coming up this january like dmc and bioshock…I already have those ones…come-on now..I guess I’ll wait for february and hopefully I get something from being ps plus member that I didin’t get yet!

DoctorKwakkwak said:

December 31st, 12:06 pm

I stop buying ps3, ps vita, psp because they would most likely gonna appear in ps plus free games collection in the future…

ThumbsOfSteel74 said:

December 31st, 12:15 pm

@everyone: Yeah Urban Trials Freestyle for PS Vita is now available on the PS Store as a free download to Plus members.

FYI: The store always updates before we see the store update blog post telling us about it.

P.S. Didn’t see any new discounts on the store, which can only mean…nothing. We won’t know for sure if there are any discounts until the store fully updates and the blog post arrives.

kanito_2012 said:

December 31st, 12:42 pm

zero deals this week ??

bravo !!

Thiagots85 said:

December 31st, 12:45 pm

season pass for walking dead season 2 have a discount…. 15u$….regular price 20u$

c’mon, playstation guys…. where’s the updates?

amanofsilence said:

December 31st, 1:04 pm

Wow… Calling this lackluster is an understatement. I was really looking forward to a good year end sale… Highly disappointed

boomstickbhg said:

December 31st, 1:26 pm

The lack of sales wouldn’t be so bad if:

A) The BLOG staff actually did their job and properly communicated with us so we knew one way or other.

B) The plus post yesterday didn’t say there would be new deals today

C) IF the EU store didn’t do such an amazing set of sales compared to Sony NA


D) If xbox and steam weren’t doing such amazing deals comparatively.

So mostly Sony dropped the ball on communicating there would be no boxing day, xmas or end of year sales.

Oh well, they’ve established a tradition of poor communication so I guess they want to stay consistent.

R2tito11 said:

December 31st, 1:57 pm

Lame update, really lame…

rudetoy said:

December 31st, 1:58 pm

It’s very obvious that the end of the year is an opportunity for PSN to pretty much take its vacation. Great for them, not so great for us, the customers. I think PS+ is well worth it (mainly for PS3 owners) and the upcoming January update will make up for this really poor month.

Having said that, Vita owners have been getting the shaft from PS+ for awhile now. Very disappointing selection.

Really hope PSN wakes up and starts appreciating its Vita base. I know Vita owners do not compromise a big percentage of customers but still….what better way to generate interest in the handheld device than to deliver good PS+ content?

Very lazy approach to the Vita so far by PS+ and Sony in general.

rjejr said:

December 31st, 2:04 pm

For those complaining about the lame week, this happens about ever 3 months – 4 times a year – when there are 5 Tuesdays in a month. PS+ seems to be set in stone as having 4 weeks worth of updates per month so every time a month has 5 Tuesdays the last week is basically left empty.

And for those saying EU gets newer stuff – the EU store updates on Wed, Wed is Jan 1st, so the EU is getting the 1st week of it’s Jan monthly update.

The EU has been getting better sales of late, and PS+ has always been better in the EU (IMHO and many other peoples opinions as well) ), but the calendar sometimes makes things look even worse.

And thanks to Kristine for putting “Vita” in both the title and the article. It helps for those of us who only own a PS3.

Lucent85 said:

December 31st, 2:22 pm


Umm yeah this is the risk you run when buying games. I just generally think “do I need to own this game now for $60. Could it end up on PS+?” and if I REALLY want to own the game then I’ll buy it. Like something highly anticipated. But if it’s something I feel I can wait for and it’s been long enough that I still haven’t gotten it, I’ll just wait to see if it comes to PS+. Happened with Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen. Now it’s happening with DmC and Bioshock Infinite, which I neither own nor have played. So I’m happy with this month.

Just the pros and cons of PS+. Pro is you get free games added to your library. Con is getting games that you already have because you can’t tell the future of PS+.

DborGetblazzd420 said:

December 31st, 2:50 pm

No sales this week? Did Sony forget that most gamers got a little christmas spending money over the holidays? I’m sorry we don’t get paid in euros Sony because their sales look amazing :(

jason_redemption said:

December 31st, 3:54 pm

It’s almost 7pm EST, does that mean there won’t be an update this week? I’d think they’d want to update early and let their employees go home early.

vstarwow said:

December 31st, 4:11 pm

hi guys. Im new to psn plus. I have a question about IGC. Comtrast is leaving next week, If i do not download Contrast in this week ( not in my library atm), do I able to download it after 1/7/2014?

Demonhunter84 said:

December 31st, 4:33 pm

Wish the PSN staff took off early to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

ro-kurorai said:

December 31st, 4:42 pm

Thanks for an awesome update. PS+ is the best premium gaming subscription based program ever. The January update rocks. You struck a great variety of high quality titles. I would suggest, however, that Vita owners receive more native Vita titles. I purchased the Vita because of its gorgeous OLED screen. PSP titles (480×272) don’t do it justice if upscaled to Vita’s native resolution.

Please, pretty please keep the videos coming in future plus update posts. Thanks in advance =)

Aros65 said:

December 31st, 4:44 pm

Welcome to PS+. You don’t need to download any of the games. The only thing you need to do is to get the “ticket” for it. What I mean by this is to go to the store from your console or the online store (!/home/games) and “buy” the game (it will show up as free for you). Once it is part of your library you can just download it whenever as long as you PS+ subscription is still active. Hope this helps. Happy new year.

Ajanma said:

December 31st, 5:23 pm


When the PSN store updates on 1/7, it will no longer be offered for free. Add it to your cart and finish checking out (you don’t have to download and install, it just has to get into your download history) via your PS4 or the website ( <- assuming that link works, dunno how this comment system handles links), and it will be available whenever you want it as a free download through your download list as long as you have an active PS+ subscription.

vstarwow said:

December 31st, 5:30 pm

@120 thank you for the explaination =) happy new year!

PrimeroIncognito said:

December 31st, 7:30 pm

@ CrappyPasta

The “little boy” spiel again? Really? C’mon, where’s the creativity?

Hey, it’s not my fault you can’t keep track of the days… or months… or years… quite a fitting blunder for someone who fancies himself to be the greatest genius who ever lived.

What’s your problem with calendars? Let me guess… you don’t like the way they’re marketed, right? ;)

Happy New Year, ya goofy maroon!

WoofmanJack said:

December 31st, 7:51 pm

I dropped the PS+ subscription a year or two ago because I already own nearly every game under the sun and either they were giving away games I already had (that drove me nuts and began to happen more and more), games I had no interest in (focus on your core audience!), or games that were for PS Vita (which I don’t own one of these systems, amen.) I’ve got cash in hand with nothing to buy – I’m *certainly* not going to be paying full price for a digital game.

Then there’s the PS4 – genius move to keep up with the M$ Joneses. You merely ended up splitting your consumer base, upsetting PS4 *and* PS3 customers.

For Christmas I got 3 PS3 games: all 3 were released in Q1/Q2 2013 and the total cost was just a little more than the price of ONE (1) new digital game (not a “Silver”, “Gold”, “Platinum”, “Ultimate” or “Squeeze $100+ for a single game out of your customers” edition, either.)

Now I have a physical copy, a manual (maybe, argh), and free space on my hard drive.

Unfortunately, Sony customers have been living the old “definition of insanity” adage for years now. I will admit that I am insane when it comes to Sony; the roller-coaster ride has left me tired and wanting more – and less.

WoofmanJack said:

December 31st, 8:00 pm

“Nothing to see here” – quite literally. Not so much a “drop” anymore… more like a dull thud? No, idk…

@DborGetblazzd420 – I agree. I guess there’s more money for 4:20am/pm and games from Amazon, or I’ll start saving for a tower, gfx card and Steam (or whatever else there may be out there.)

stefer09 said:

December 31st, 8:01 pm

Well its officially wednesday, january 1st 2014 here. Happy New Year 2014 everyone!

WoofmanJack said:

December 31st, 8:02 pm

@boomstickbhg – Could not have said it better! Very nice, concise and to the point (unlike me ;-)) Happy New Year.

WoofmanJack said:

December 31st, 8:03 pm

Happy New Year, @stefer09! One more hour to go for me. Catch you on the other side, lol!

ninth_prey said:

December 31st, 8:11 pm

There will be NO update tonight or tomorrow. And to all those people telling everyone else that they need to just wait for the update to see the sales that we will have, you are wrong. there are no sales to be had. The staff has gone home and left everyone in the dark as to when the store will be updated (it has already, hours ago) and there will be no sales.

So go enjoy your New Years and be safe out there.

PrimeroIncognito said:

December 31st, 8:59 pm

WoofmanJack on December 31st, 2013 at 7:51 pm said:

“I dropped the PS+ subscription a year or two ago because I ALREADY OWN NEARLY EVERY GAME UNDER THE SUN”


“they were giving away games I already had (that drove me nuts and began to happen more and more)”


Hmm… yes, I can see how Sony is to blame for that. Jeez. What the #@$%?

Kulzyc said:

December 31st, 10:28 pm

2014 is going to be HUGE for PS + :P

Toddimus144 said:

December 31st, 10:40 pm

Great way to start off the new year.. No sales. Second week with no game for PS3. I want a refund for December! lol Not sure PS Plus subscription is worth it anymore, the last two free games I bought only the week before… Unless there is some really great plans for 2014 or a better structure of the PS Plus program. Vita should have its own exclusives each month, PS3 and Ps4.

CraddaPoosta said:

December 31st, 11:51 pm

LMFAO. Even when you talk to other people, all you have to contribute to this entire blog is insulting other people.

I bet you got your little ass beaten every single day when you attended school, didn’t you, LITTLE BOY?

This is why you have to come here all the time to talk crap to your superiors.

Keep it up. I will be here, laughing at you every single time you prove me right.

Go right on ahead, Cool Whip. You do so amuse me, LITTLE BOY.

Vigilante711 said:

January 1st, 12:36 am

I am so happy with PlayStation Plus. I have been subscribed for less than a year and already have enough games to last me for several years to come. I also took advantage of the Black Friday sale and purchased 3 additional years of Plus for $29.99 each that makes my subscription good through the latter part of 2017. I can’t wait to hear what is to come from Plus in the future for the PS4 and beyond.

carlpain said:

January 1st, 12:47 am

@98: I feel the same about Sony sometimes. It sucks that we can’t buy games we already “own” because of Plus. I can’t use my credit card to buy games for some reason. I contacted customer services many times and they didn’t help me with my problem. Both sides have the good and back things, but coming here and bash MS just because a different way to see things, I don’t know. I don’t see people who own 360 to come here and bash Sony. I’m a guy who plays whatever game that is good. I don’t care the company.

carlpain said:

January 1st, 12:48 am

@132: Don’t worry, dude. He is like that. He loves to do that. Funny how Sony never deletes his comments, but if it is somebody else…pretty sure he works for Sony.

PrimeroIncognito said:

January 1st, 1:05 am

@ CruddyPoostains

“Even when you talk to other people, all you have to contribute to this entire blog is insulting other people.”

Nope. I offer assistance, praise, and advice as well. I only insult those who deserve it, such as yourself. If you’re referring to my post to WoofmanJack, you’ve got it wrong (as usual). There is no insult there. I’m merely questioning him. But of course, twist the truth as you see fit. Some idiot out there will surely fall for it.

“I bet you got your little ass beaten every single day when you attended school, didn’t you, LITTLE BOY?”

Nope. Not to brag, but I only got in 3 fights all throughout my school years. I won 2, and the other was considered a draw by all eyewitness accounts, including the participants. I got along with almost everyone except for bullies and narcissists (like you).

“This is why you have to come here all the time to talk crap to your superiors.”

What superiors?

“Keep it up. I will be here, laughing at you every single time you prove me right.”

I’ve yet to prove you right. You’ve only proven me right. And yourself wrong. I guess you’re in the denial phase right now.

PrimeroIncognito said:

January 1st, 1:17 am

@ carlpeon

Oh gosh… you again. No, I don’t work for Sony, ‘noid.

But you’re right about one thing. I do love to “do that”. I’ve never tried to deny it and I never will. I’ll even say it again: I love destroying pseudo-intellectuals such as yourself and your new buddy CruddyPoostains. You guys don’t even realize how often you stick a foot in your mouths, it’s funny. Take Poostains, for example – he keeps saying I’m obsessed with him, yet every time I tried to debate a gaming-related topic with him, he responded by ignoring the topic and only talking ABOUT ME. Who’s obsessed with who, I wonder… hmm… yes, the answer is clear. CruddyPoostains, like most narcissists, tends to reflect himself on his detractors without realizing he’s doing it.

And that’s something the two of you have a few things in common. I always attempt to debate on-topic points with you guys but you always respond with character attacks instead. Obviously it proves that you have no counter-point which means you’re in the wrong, but it also shows what sore losers you guys are. Can’t you ever just acknowledge defeat like men and walk away with honor? What’s with the clawing and scratching?

ThumbsOfSteel74 said:

January 1st, 1:38 am

@Toddimus144: Vita games always join the IGC at the end of the month. In that sense, the last week of EVERY month will be the “second week with no [free] game for PS3.” On the other hand, Vita users don’t get free games the first 2-3 weeks of the month. So nobody wins…or loses! It’s actually pretty fair to all.

@ranters: I know many of you out there waiting patiently for a PS Store Update post aren’t ranters, but for the rest of you: Let the ranting begin!

I may have said there would (probably) be sales, but in any case I know I said if there were we would see them in today’s post. No post = no new sales (I guess). Doesn’t bother me, but I can’t wait to read even more of what you fine people have to say about it.


ariaandkia said:

January 1st, 2:04 am

This makes me sad. The blog lied. It said “tomorrow” but that was a lie.

But for those saying no sales, who knows? Maybe there will be, maybe there won’t.

Either way… I guess I’m saving my money for a bit longer until we know for sure.

PrimeroIncognito said:

January 1st, 2:20 am

@ ThumbsOfSteel74

This happens every year. I don’t know how people keep forgetting. There are never any new releases (or very few) during the end-of-year holidays. These whiners (who are mostly adults, sadly) just need to get it through their heads, plain and simple. As if they don’t have other games to play. Seriously, they’ll buy 15 games on sales across all platforms every week and still have the nerve to complain that there aren’t more. Did they already finish the games they bought? Of course not.

I appreciate the patience that you show with these rude folks who constantly demand things and act as if the blog team are their slaves whose only purpose is to endlessly satisfy them while never allowing them time off for themselves, but I hope you don’t mind if I lay into them. ‘Cause I’m not as nice as you are. Persistent, blatant disrespect is one thing I’m not very tolerant of. It’s bad for humanity, in general. So, I turn the tables in hopes of showing them their folly. And then… they cry. Have you noticed?

“WAAAA!!! Primero is such a jerk because he won’t let me get away with being a brat!! WAAAA!!!”

The victim card is the most abused card in the deck. And it’s embarrassing.

ThumbsOfSteel74 said:

January 1st, 3:56 am

I guess I can identify with some very mild disappointment in the apparent lack of sales this week, but it’s been a big month for sales overall. Not important if this or that user had the games already. Some of the holiday sales on PSN were spectacular.

The part I don’t understand is the inner personal need to have a public tantrum about any of it. I suppose there’s some entertainment value in it, so I say bring it on. All there is left really since telling them to stop crying doesn’t appear to have worked.

Gamerzlimited said:

January 1st, 4:30 am

I hope you ranters are happy that there’s is no PSN update this week. You scared them off!

@ariaandkia The blog didn’t lie, you stupid idiot. They made the game free and that’s it, done. Get that brain of yours fixed.

@CraddaPoosta Hey, remember I said you weren’t funny? That was just a compliment. I didn’t know you were being serious. I never considered you a troll and I don’t intend to. I just thought you aren’t funny, that is all. This time, you were being positive and Primero just bashed you for no reason. He’ll totally deserved the name “Cool Whip” this time. I’ll make sure he gets a talk.

@PrimeroIncognito Everything you say about the whiners is true. They’re too stupid to know that there’s no releases at the end of year, and yet they still continue to rant (Like Pain of Sarrow). They deserved to be skinned alive and fed to the dogs. But what you said to Cradda was completely unnecessary. There was no reason for you to say that stuff to him in the first place and now you put even more fuel to the fire. Not cool, man.

BahumatIsBack said:

January 1st, 4:41 am

meh, the part I don’t understand is the inner personal need to be condescending to everyone on every single blog thread on here. It doesn’t matter if you agree with them or they agree with you. They are paying customers and have the right to complain if they feel it’s justified. Don’t like it? Log off.

I mean, honestly, don’t some of you have anything better to do with your day than to belittle everyone else on here day in and day out? I know I do – that’s why I’m not reading the comments anymore. Have fun with what some of you are trying to do – whatever that is

Gamerzlimited said:

January 1st, 4:42 am

@ThumbsOfSteel74 Holiday sales were spectacular. In fact, I spend $60 total including the flash sale and the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 DLC even though I tried not to spend too much money last month. But that was only first two weeks, the last two weeks were pretty lackluster.

They’ll just keep doing it no matter what. They’re just mindless zombies who only care about video games and not their own real lives.

And also, I decided not to call Sony about Hotline Miami. It will just sit on my systems unused so what’s the point? I’ll just renew the subscription if I have to. Unless it’s a game I want to buy, then I’ll give them a call like Soul Sacrifice. Luckily I bought that game on a sale a couple of months ago and I don’t regret it one bit.

Gamerzlimited said:

January 1st, 4:57 am

@BahumatIsBack If you’re talking to me, then tell me this. Why should I agree with them? If they are paying customers, then they should act like paying customers. Sorry, but all I see is a bunch of whiners. Real paying customers comment in a gentlemanly fashion. I don’t see that whatsoever.

Hey, I was too busy trying to finish other games on my backlog like Red Dead Redemption so I can get ready for Bioshock Infinite and DmC Devil May Cry this month. Because those two games I most likely playthough all the way to the end. I didn’t bother to read the recent comments until now.

BahumatIsBack said:

January 1st, 5:02 am

Actually no, I wasn’t referring to you. I’ve never seen you on here before. I was referring to a handful of people that I see on here on every thread no matter what the subject is acting like they’re better than everyone else and their “eff you if you don’t agree with me” attitudes. The world’s a big place and for these guys to act like their way is the only way is just a little on the sad side.

Anyway – it doesn’t matter. Try to have a good new year everybody. Be safe

ThumbsOfSteel74 said:

January 1st, 6:15 am

@BahumatIsBack: I thought you weren’t reading the comments, Mr. guy who’s too stupid to know what a season pass is even after having it patiently explained to him. I don’t belittle much of anyone on here besides you, and again it’s because you’re far too stupid to realize when someone is trying to help you. And then go attacking them for it.

I’ve offered lots of helpful advice to those seeking it, and that’s just today. Have I offered unkind BS, too? Sure.

But you have NEVER offered ONE useful word to anyone. You’re a useless troll at best.

Anyway it doesn’t matter. Try to have a good new year everyone but BahumatIsBack. Be safe.

Dr-Jones104 said:

January 1st, 6:32 am

Why is Urban Trial Freestyle not free? I am a plus member it shows up free but during checkout it wants to charge me $9.99. What is up with that????

BahumatIsBack said:

January 1st, 6:45 am

Thanks for proving my point. Instead of taking what I said as friendly advice you resort to insults. Nowhere was I rude to anyone, yet you feel the need to do it to me. That’s exactly the pattern with you that I was talking about. How long did it take you to look up my old posts? And you didn’t even take the time to read them now like you didn’t before before running your mouth. My complaints were about not being able to download what I paid for even though it was supposed to be available for download. This included DLC, but there were many more posts about not being able to download my $60 dollar preorder game. I didn’t ask for your “help” then and I don’t care for your opinion now. The only “help” I wanted then was from a Sony employee or an employee from the game publisher and seeing as you aren’t one you have nothing to offer

I do have something to offer you though. Friendly advice. Stop spending so much time on these threads. You are not employed by Sony so everything you have to say is just an opinion like everybody else’s.

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