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Get ready for an awesome PlayStation month even if you don’t have extra money to buy new games!

First up, PS3 owners get Lara Croft’s latest adventure for zilch. Tomb Raider was one of our top games of last year and the PS4 definitive edition was just released this month so this is an amazing and surprising addition to the IGC.

The PS3 also gets indie love in the form of Thomas Was Alone — an award-winning platformer, and Lone Survivor: Director’s Cut — a survival adventure game.

Going next-gen nets you a free download of the excellent Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition. This co-op twin-stick zombie shooter that was originally released on the PS3 is now coming to the PS4 bundled with all the DLC and updated visuals.

On the handheld side of things we get the 3rd person shooter Unit 13 and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP game, playable on Vita). Kinda lame but you can’t beat free, right?

 

Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition (PS4)

Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition

Free for PS Plus members

Run-and-gun through the zombie apocalypse as hit arcade shooter Dead Nation shuffles onto PlayStation 4. Fight for your life alone or with a friend as Jack McReady or Scarlett Blake as you step onto the streets of a city overrunwith undead flesh-eaters. And, if you’re feeling really brave, take a walk down the Road of Devastation – a deadly experiment that pushes your survival skills to the absolute limit as you face hordes of zombies with no extra lives and no second chances. The dead may walk – but you can make sure they don’t walk very far.

 

Tomb Raider (PS3)

Tomb Raider

Free for PS Plus members

This newest rendition of Tomb Raider explores the intense and gritty origin story of Lara Croft and her ascent from a frightened young woman to the hardened survivor that she would become known as. Armed only with raw instincts and the ability to push beyond the limits of human endurance, Lara must fight to unravel the dark history of a forgotten island to escape its relentless hold.

 

Thomas Was Alone (PS3)

Thomas Was Alone

Free for PS Plus members

Thomas Was Alone is the critically acclaimed indie platformer about friendship and jumping. Guide a group of sentient rectangles through a series of environments, combining their skills to reach the end of each level. Listen to awesome music by David Housden, negotiate obstacles meticulously placed by Mike Bithell and immerse yourself in the characters’ journey with a voiceover read wistfully and amusingly by Danny Wallace.

 

Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut (PS3)

Lone Survivor Director's Cut

Free for PS Plus members

In this psychological survival adventure, the masked protagonist must escape from a city ravaged by disease, by any means necessary. Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut is a new kind of adventure where the choice of how to survive is up to you. Sneak through without firing a single shot, or kill everything in your path. Eat and sleep well, or resort to drugs to keep going. Search for survivors, or try to escape the city alone. Look after your mental health, or descend into madness. Lone Survivor is a game where your choices genuinely matter.

 

Unit 13 (PS Vita)

Unit 13

Free for PS Plus members

Jump into the action with Unit 13 for PlayStation®Vita and conquer 36 tactical missions and 9 high value target battles as you help take down global terror networks and earn your place in the military elite. With the precision of the PlayStation Vita systems’s dual analog sticks and unique touch interface, Unit 13 is the perfect on-the-go action shooter. Wi-Fi connectivity adds fast 2-player co-op action, and 3G compatibility keeps you connected for instant social updates and new daily mission challenges.

 

Monster Hunter: Freedom Unite (PS Vita)

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite

Free for PS Plus members

In the world of Monster Hunter you’re never alone.
-The biggest Monster Hunter title to date with over 500 hours of gameplay.
-Huge variety of character customizations including 1400 weapons and over 2000 armor sets.
-Players can form a team of up to 4 players through Ad-Hoc play and experience the social gaming phenomenon.
-AI Felyne companion, who will accompany players on quests and provide aid through the challenging battles. With the ‘Felyne Exchange’ feature players can share their companions with other players, transferring data using the PSP’s sleep mode.
-Fans of the series can transfer their data from Monster Hunter Freedom 2.

 

Awesome month coming for PlayStation Plus members. Sony has announced the February lineup for its Instant Games Collection but this time they made a nifty handy-dandy cool video detailing it. So watch it (embedded above) and be informed/amused.

For those of you who don’t want moving images, here’s a list and a picture:

Outlast (PS4)

Metro: Last Light (PS3)

Payday 2 (PS3)

Remember Me (PS3)  starring Renz Verano.

Street Fighter X Tekken (PS Vita)

ModNation Racers: Road Trip (PS Vita)

But not GTAV obviously, duh! It’s the PSP game Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories that is free for PS Plus subscribers today. Take note that it is also compatible (and looks better) on the PS Vita.

Also free for the PS3 we have the longest, greatest, and most dramatic escort mision of all: ICO HD. It’s an HD remake of the beloved PS2 classic. I haven’t gotten around to finish it yet, but I heard the game hits you right in the feels.

ICO (PS3)

Free for PS Plus members, Regular Price: $19.99

ICO
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (PSP, PS Vita Compatible)

Free for PS Plus members, Regular Price: $19.99

GTA LCS

 

Pretty lame week, if you ask me. We have only one more week left for September PS Plus so at least we know we are getting the excellent Rayman Origins (VITA) next week.

Hey, Sony unveiled the free games we (PlayStation Plus Members) will be getting this coming September! Yipee! Let’s take a look:

Resident Evil Chronicles HD Collection (PS3) — This one is not good for me. It’s a great game but I don’t have a PS Move controller. Anyways, let’s see the next game…

Ico HD (PS3) — A must play game from the great PS2 era. Too bad I already bought the Blu-ray disc that came with this one and Shadow of the Colossus. What’s next?

GTA: Liberty City Stories (PSP, PS Vita) — This one I don’t have. But this don’t have trophies because it’s a PSP game. Shit.

Rayman Origins (PS Vita) — This is one of the best platformers out there. I don’t have this on my Vita, but I already finished it on my PS3. GDI.

Galaga Legions DX (PS3) — I bought this one full price last year.

FUCK.

PlayStation Plus: GTA Liberty City StoriesPlayStation Plus: Resident Evil Chronicles HD CollectionPlayStation Plus: ICOPlayStation Plus: Galaga Legions DXPlayStation Plus: Rayman Origins

It’s a good month for PS+, IF YOU ARE NOT ME.

Hey guys! PS+ is giving us free Machinarium (PS Vita) tomorrow! — but they already gave the PS3 version for free not so long ago so I don’t really care (lol).

Machinarium (PS Vita)

Regular Price: $6.99, Free for PS Plus members

Machinarium

 

And just like last week’s update, the meat of PlayStation Plus this week is with the discounts — PS Vita Summer Select Sale continues with the oh so awesome and addicting Spelunky!

You people who have played this on the Xbox 360 know how kickass and meth-like this game is. And this time it’s not only playable on your big-ass TV, it’s also Cross-Buy and Cross-Play on our little PlayStation Vita! Never stop Spelunking!

Spelunky (PS Vita and PS3, Cross-Buy) – Part of PS Vita Summer Select

Regular Price: $14.99; PS Plus Price: $11.99

Spelunky

 

PSN is also celebrating the Penny Arcade Expo 2013 with a seperate sale!

Various Discounts

PAX Prime Sale
In the spirit of one of the biggest community game shows in the world, we’re putting a handful of great games on sale. Check em’ out!

Discounts

Game Title Normal Price Sale Price Plus Price
Penny-Arcade Adventures On the Rainslick Precipice of Darkness Ep 1 & 2 $14.99 $7.49 $3.75
Closure $14.99 $7.49 $3.75
Retro City Rampage (PS3 and PS Vita Cross-Buy) $14.99 $4.99 $3.74
Dragon Fantasy Book I (PS3 and PS Vita Cross-Buy) $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Limbo (PS3 and PS Cross Buy) $14.99 $7.49 $5.99
Tokyo Jungle $14.99 $7.49 $3.75
Zombie Tycoon II: Brainhov’s Revenge (PS3 and PS Vita Cross-Buy) $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Journey $14.99 $7.49 $3.75
Skullgirls $14.99 $7.49 $3.75
Retro/Grade $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Dyad $14.99 $7.49 $3.75

 

Journey for $3.75? You’d be insane not to get it if you haven’t played it yet. Also, you will make Arnel Pineda cry.

Are you a PlayStation Plus subscriber? If yes, then get your Star Wars Zen Pinball 2 tomorrow for free. It includes Star Wars: Episode 5, Clone Wars and Boba Fett-themed tables.

You don’t like pinball? How about a free Darkstalkers Chronicles: The Chaos Tower that you can play on your PSP or PS Vita?

You dont like free? Then pay for discounted games! New games like Divekick (cross-buy PS3/Vita) has a special price for us PS+ people and it’s also the 2nd week of the PS Vita Japanese Dev Sale!

What did you say? You want to shoot other people in the face? For free? Wow, me too! Good thing there’s an early Killzone: Mercenary Beta for us. Non-subscribers have to wait ’till next week for it!

Hahaha!

Preview

Well, not really because you need to be a PlayStation Plus subscriber but still!

Tomorrow, us PS Plussers will be able to assassinate people with our favorite agent with a barcode… for free!. I’m glad I didn’t buy Hitman: Absolution when it came out lol

There are also PlayStation Plus exclusive discounts for a handful of games. If you haven’t played the insanely brilliant Rayman Origins, your excuses ran out because you’d be insane not to pick it up for five bucks. The other Rayman games are also on sale.

Discounts

Game Title Normal Price Sale Price PS Plus Price
Rayman Origins $19.99 $9.99 $5.00
Rayman 3 HD $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Rayman Origins PS Vita $26.99 $13.49 $6.75
Rayman Arena $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Rayman 2 Revolution $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Rayman 2: The Great Escape $5.99 $2.99 $1.50
Rayman $5.99 $2.99 $1.50

The PlayStation Blog also revealed the other games scheduled to be added to the Instant Games Collection for this whole month of August:

  • Hitman: Absolution (PS3) – Available tomorrow
  • Zen Pinball 2: Star Wars Pinball (PS3)
  • Bit.Trip Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (PS3)
  • Machinarium (PS Vita)
  • Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower (PSP, Compatible with PS Vita)

Source: PlayStation Blog

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The PS3 version of Jet Set Radio is free tomorrow for PS Plus subbers. If you remember, the PS Vita version was added to the Instant Games Collection a few months back.

Other than that free game, nothing else noteworthy except for the digital pre-order of Ducktales Remastered. You can get it for 20% off on release if you pony-up the dough this week.

D-d-d-danger right behind you…

Here’s the full list from the PlayStation Blog

Jet Set Radio (PS3)

PSN Price: $9.99, Free for PS Plus members

Jet Set Radio
Fight for control of Tokyo-to, mark your turf with graffiti, tag walls, billboards, and even rival gang members! Perform tricks and flips on magnetically driven in-line skates, but watch out for the local police force!
Ducktales Remastered (PS3)

20% Discount for PS Plus members (PSN Price: $14.99; PS Plus Price: $11.99)

Ducktales
(PREORDER, game releases August 13th for PS3) DuckTales: Remastered is a hand-crafted, beautiful reimagining of one of the most cherished 8-bit titles of all time. Embark on an authentic Disney adventure, as Scrooge McDuck and his three nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie travel to exotic locations throughout the world in their quest to retrieve the five legendary treasures.
Stealth Inc. A Clone in the Dark (PS3 and PS Vita – Cross Buy)

20% Discount for PS Plus members (PSN Price: $9.99; PS Plus Price: $7.99)

Stealth Inc
(PREORDER, game releases July 23rd for PS3 & PS Vita) Stealth Inc is a fast-paced stealth platformer featuring brutal hazards, ruthless enemies, fiendish puzzles and red pixels galore. Jump, sneak, and be chunked through 80 levels. Will you make it out alive?
Cloudberry Kingdom (PS3)

20% Discount for PS Plus members (PSN Price: $9.99; PS Plus Price: $7.99)

Cloudberry Kingdom
(PREORDER, game releases July 30th for PS3) Unhappily ever after. That’s how it starts. The Orb resurfaces and the classic characters return. Kobbler with his mania, Princess with her endless boredom. It’s only a matter of time before Bob, our hero, shows up to restore order back to madness. Three powers struggle for victory and the fate of Cloudberry Kingdom hangs in the balance. What will become of the retired hero, Bob? Will saving Princess one last time win her love?
ibb & obb (PS3)

20% Discount for PS Plus members (PSN Price: $9.99; PS Plus Price: $7.99)

Ibb and Obb
(PREORDER, game releases August 6th for PS3) ibb & obb is a two-player cooperative game set in a puzzle filled world where gravity goes both up and down. You can only succeed by working closely together.
Sorcery (PS3)

50% Discount for PS Plus members (PSN Price: $9.99; PS Plus Price: $5.00)

Sorcery
Sorcery is a fast-paced action adventure where your PlayStation®Move motion controller is transformed into a powerful magic wand, immersing players in a unique fantasy adventure like never before. As the sorcerer’s apprentice Finn, it is up to you to master the arcane arts and defeat the Nightmare Queen’s plans to cover the land in eternal night. Use an intuitive spell-casting system to master an arsenal of different spells and combos. Collect rare ingredients and return to your alchemy bench to brew your own powerful magic potions.
Carnival Island (PS3)

50% Discount for PS Plus members (PSN Price: $9.99; PS Plus Price: $5.00)

Carnival Island
Experience the joy of classic family-friendly fun in more than 35 carnival games and attractions. Using the PlayStation Move motion controller’s precise tracking technology, every toss, roll, throw, spin, and slam is translated directly into the game for extremely accurate and responsive gameplay. Whether you’re 5 or 65, family game night just got a lot more fun!
Datura (PS3)

50% Discount for PS Plus members (PSN Price: $4.99; PS Plus Price: $2.50)

Datura
Navigate your way through a mysterious forest by controlling your character’s hand using the PlayStation Move motion controller or DUALSHOCK®3 wireless controller. Datura™’s experimental narrative and unique style of interaction enable players to experience the world with more than just their eyes, creating the illusion that you can actually touch trees, faces and other objects. As you travel through the game, you will find yourself confronted with a series of choices, and while some may be clear, others are much more ambiguous. It is through this element of choice that Datura™ explores the aspects of consequence. What is right, and what is wrong? That is for you to decide…
Draw Slasher (PS3 PS Vita)

20% Discount for PS Plus members (PSN Price: $3.99; PS Plus Price: $3.19)

Draw Slasher
Meet Hanzo. He’s a ninja. While he was training ‘out there’ the Pirate Monkey Zombies — stupid, ugly, smelly, rotten and disgusting creatures — kidnapped his family. Take control of his awesome blade and aid him in the quest to free them. You need just your finger to play. Draw a line to jump, dash, dodge and slash. Tap to run. Pinch the screen to summon powerful Ninjutsu Techniques – super-efficient against the ‘rottents’.

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The PlayStation Blog revealed today that Battlefield 3 will be downloadable for free tomorrow with PS+ when the PlayStation Store updates. They also released info on what to expect this month of July with the premium service.

On the PS3 side there’s Jet Set Radio (the Vita version was already added to the Instant Games Collection a few months back) and the awesome Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee HD in addition to the already mentioned Battlefield 3.

The PS Vita will get some free game lovin’ with Metal Slug XX (PSP, compatible with PS Vita), and Dokuro. I already bought Dokuro so this makes me a bit angry but I bought it during a sale so I’m not mrslash-angry lol.

Note that only Battlefield 3 will be available for tomorrow’s update — the other games will be spread out over July.

There is also a Summer Blast Sale going on. Mortal Kombat fo PS Vita is $5. I bought it launch day for $40. I try not to have this info ruin my day. Thanks.

Discounts

Game Title Normal Price Sale Price PS Plus Price
Call Of Duty: Black Ops II $59.99 $41.99 $37.79
The Amazing Spider-Man $49.99 $29.99 $20.99
Batman: Arkham Asylum $19.99 $9.99 $5.00
The Lord Of The Rings: Aragorn’s Quest $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Mortal Kombat PS Vita $19.99 $9.99 $5.00
Mortal Kombat $19.99 $9.99 $5.00
Prince Of Persia: The Forgotten Sands $19.99 $7.99 $4.00
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game $9.99 $3.99 $2.00
Shadow Of The Colossus $19.99 $7.99 $5.00
Ratchet & Clank Collection $29.99 $14.99 $7.50

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Good things come to those who wait and this rings true for this week’s PlayStation Plus update — as Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward for PS Vita (a game I’ve been thinking of buying since it came out) is added to the Instant Games Collection! *mrslash is happy*

Sorry PS3 owners, nothing free for you this week. *tear*

Other PS+ privileges this week are discounts for old (and lame) games. Here’s the list!

Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward (PS Vita)

PSN Price: $34.99, Free for PS Plus members

Zero Escape Virtues Last Reward
Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward is a suspense-driven visual novel/puzzle game and spiritual sequel to the hit, 999. Zero has kidnapped nine people and placed them in a warehouse to play the deadly Nonary Game. These seemingly nine strangers have bracelets that will kill them if they don’t play the game correctly. However, how can they trust each other, and do some have ulterior motives? Play as Sigma and decide who to trust and who to betray in this plot twisting visual novel! Who is Zero, why has Sigma been brought here and who exactly are the others? With fully voiced dual language support, mind-bending puzzles and more, solve the mystery that is Zero!
Creat Studios Summer Survival Pack (PS3)

20% Discount – PSN Price: $19.99, $15.99 for PS Plus members

Labyrinth Legends
Beat the heat and stay cool this season with the Creat Studios Summer Survival Pack! The pack is loaded with 7 of Creat Studio’s most popular PlayStation Network exclusive titles for one limited-time, very low price! Games included: Mushroom Wars + Premium Pack DLC, Germinator, Labyrinth Legends, Digger HD, Pinballistik, Test Yourself, Psych Yourself. This is offer will be available for 2 weeks.
Fat Princess Sale (PS3 and PSP)

Fat Princess (PS3) – 50% Discount – PSN Price: $7.49, $3.75 for PS Plus members
Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake (PSP) – 50% Discount – PSN Price: $7.49, $3.75 for PS Plus members

Fat Princess
Rescue your beloved princess through teamwork in this comic medieval battle royale. There’s a catch, though—the other team has been feeding her magical cake, making her harder to escort back to your castle. Charge head first into battle, heal teammates as they break through enemy lines, and upgrade your team and the castle defenses as you work with your team to save your princess.
Escape Plan (PS Vita)

50% Discount – PSN Price: $7.49, $3.75 for PS Plus members

Escape Plan
Escape Plan takes advantage of the PlayStation®Vita system’s multi-touch display, rear touch panel, swipe interfaces and motion sensor, putting the fate of Lil & Laarg in the palm of your hand. Players can swipe, tap, poke, squeeze and slap our hapless heroes and interact with the unique and twisted puzzles of each room. Only you can help them survive before their captor and nemesis, Bakuki, recycles them and turns them into his minions. Swipe as if your life depended on it in this exclusive survival-humor game for the PS Vita system.
Pool Nation (PS3)

40% Discount – PSN Price: $8.49, $5.09 for PS Plus members

Pool Nation
Pool Nation is the ultimate pool game – featuring stunning graphics, 11 addictive game modes including adrenaline pumping Endurance, the extensive tour, and 7 exciting online modes, and new Speed Pool Online! In Pool Nation gameplay is king, the ease of control means you can pull off trick shots you wouldn’t dream of in the real world and then parade them to your friends via YouTube! You can customize your game with balls, cues and table decals.
Hydrophobia: Prophecy (PS3)

80% Discount – PSN Price: $2.99, $0.60 for PS Plus members

Hydrophobia
Hydrophobia: Prophecy is the ultimate version of this jaw-dropping action-adventure set onboard a floating city, where terrorists take control and heroine Kate has to fight back using all her skills and expertise as a systems engineer.

Source: PS Blog

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You remember the PlayStation Plus June preview post last week? Well, as hinted by the PlayStation Blog, that’s not all we’re entitled for June.

This Tuesday (Wednesday local time) on E3 week, we get three awesome PS3 games added to the Instant Game Collection that were totally not on the reported list last week. UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and LittleBigPlanet: Karting will be free for PlayStation Plus subscribers at no additional cost.

I already have Uncharted 3 like any other PS3 owner, but I’m glad I held off for XCOM. LBP Karting is just icing on the cake. Hellz Yeah.

God Eater Burst (PSP, PS Vita compatible) is also added to June’s list of free games and will be available later this month.

I’m pretty sure we’ll get more announcements regarding PS Plus during E3. So stay tuned!

 

 

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One of the best and worst facets of PC gaming is Valve’s digital distribution platform, Steam. By virtue of being a wonderful, unified and obtrusive overlay/marketplace, Valve’s bread-and-butter tangentially sent the hurting dinosaur of a platform into the 21st century, and by wisely partnering up with companies that have limited official presence in the market, the company also has an iron grip over supply and demand as it controls the marketplace. Valve is the de facto gatekeeper of all digital content for PCs (bar EA and Ubisoft’s clumsy attempts at splintering the marketplace), much like each of the big three console manufacturers.

guacamelee
Guacamelee, a PSN-exclusive I almost “waited” for.

Overall and on paper, this is a win-win situation for Valve and its partner publishers. By tapping into Steam’s built-in userbase, a company like Sega doesn’t have to spend much money on marketing a PC release of something like Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed; and arguably, this justifies the PC release even existing in the first place. Japanese companies often relied on third-parties to haphazardly port their releases in the past (Capcom’s reliance on Virgin and Ubisoft for its Resident Evil ports come to mind), as the market used to not matter. Having more content on the platform—no matter how obscure—ostensibly works to Valve’s advantage as well.

Here’s the big negative about this setup, however. The market also dictates how the games are priced, and since Valve enjoys selling its games at bargain-bin prices, oftentimes you’ll see people proudly declare “meh, I’ll wait for it to drop to $5 on a Steam sale.” As negative as this mentality is, Steam sales are kind of a double-edged sword for publishers, who often drop the prices of games in anticipation of an incoming sequel or DLC follow-up to an older game in order to build awareness.

Something fairly similar is happening in the console gaming realm. PlayStation Plus is a wonderful service, and over the past two years has proven to be an essential, value-packed addition to any PlayStation enthusiast’s library. Quite frankly, subscribing to a full year of PlayStation Plus gets you a lot of stuff. And while I’m going to save the tired argument of “renting vs. owning” on PlayStation Plus digital material for another day, this value also skews the perception most gamers have towards the service, and perhaps towards the concept of digital distribution.

Take for instance, Knytt Underground, a game that I would have gladly paid the $14.99 price of admission for. I took three swipes at the demo, sat down and earnestly declared “meh, I’ll wait for it to go free on PS Plus.” And it did! That, in my opinion, is a very dangerous mindset to have. Without any publicly-available figures on how the profits from PS+ are shared one can only assume that the smaller publishers that choose to put their games up on PlayStation Plus for free are entering into a losing agreement. But even bigger games have gone “free” on PlayStation Plus; remember that explosion of Vita games that launched the service? Sony practically put up every game worth buying for the system up for FREE. Crazy, ain’t it?

Resident Evil Vita
All I know is that I have a TON of PSone games from over the years.

Going back to what I alluded to earlier, Sony has far less to lose than an indie developer looking to get their game out. From the consumer’s standpoint, Sony is gaining a lot of goodwill from this service, as it is a very rare example of a lopsided, pro-consumer digital distribution program. In this tough economic climate, gamers are less apt to purchase a game on the first day when they can get it for free by simply waiting a few months later. Hardly anybody buys games on day one anymore. Coming from a service-oriented standpoint, it is always a bad idea to always give the consumer what he/she wants. By over-empowering a consumer base that’s already a well-entitled bunch to begin with, Sony could very well be on the road to creating a toxic atmosphere for small publishers wishing to place their wares up on the PlayStation Store.

Or maybe not; by all accounts Sony has actually been the most accommodating of the big three publishers with regards to indies. That’s your counter-point right there!

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Hey PlayStation Plus subscribers, we get new games this week! Isn’t Sony grand?

  • Labyrinth Legends becomes free to download so get some action going.  Explore the mysterious dungeons, fight monsters and be glad you ain’t plonking the SRP of $9.99 for this!
  • Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds Complete Collection for the PS3 gets a massive discount!  Pay only $8.99 from its original price of $24.99.  Now’s the best time to get this game if you haven’t.
  • Zombie Driver HD gets hacked off with discounts as well.

Last chance to download these games as they’re leaving on the 16th!

  • Anomaly: Warzone Earth (PS3)
  • Discounts for The Walking Dead episodes 1-5

If you haven’t PS+’d yet, do so now!

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Get ready to get your ass kicked for free!

Demon’s Souls joins the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection tomorrow, along with some cool discounts on some games. If you haven’t played Telltale Game’s 2012 GOTY The Walking Dead then this is an awesome time to check what the fuzz is going on as it’s on-sale at $15.00 for the whole thing ($10.49 for PS+ Subbers)!

Here’s the detailed list for tomorrow and be sure to click the source link to get a preview of what’s in store for us PS Plusers this month of April.

April 2nd PlayStation Plus Update

Demon’s Souls

PSN Price: $19.99, Free for PS Plus members

Demons Souls
Beautiful, compelling, and unforgiving, Demon’s Souls is the ultimate hardcore RPG experience. Revolutionary online features support your adventure like never before, presenting seamless interconnectivity that serves in every instance to enhance the single-player game. Leave hints and clues for those who will follow in your footsteps either intentionally or through your own inadvertent demise, your bloodstains will allow your successors to view a replay of your death, hinting at how to avoid your gruesome fate. It’s an in-depth action RPG that offers hundreds of hours of gameplay. If you can tackle the learning curve, you’ll find one of the most ridiculously rewarding games of the generation.
The Walking Dead Sale (PS3)

Various Discounts

The Walking Dead
Telltale’s The Walking Dead redefined how we think about video games. Recipient of several Game of the Year 2013 awards, if for some reason you haven’t had a chance to experience this unique story within The Walking Dead universe, now is a fine time to check it out. You can get the entire first season, episodes 1 through 5, through the Season Pass, or fill in what you have left by picking up each of the episodes individually.

  • The Walking Dead Season Pass (Regular Price: $19.99; PSN Sale Price: $14.99; PS Plus Price: $10.49
  • The Walking Dead Individual Episodes 2 – 5 (Regular Price: $4.99; PSN Sale Price: $3.99; PS Plus Price: $2.99
Rainbow Moon Sale (PS3)

Various Discounts

Rainbow Moon
Rainbow Moon, the indie-developed Strategy RPG filled with exploration, tactical turn-based battles, six memorable characters, is now on sale with extra discounts for PS Plus members. Find the core game, a premium bundle, as well as the soundtrack, all on sale.

  • Rainbow Moon (Regular Price: $14.99; PSN Sale Price: $9.99; PS Plus Price: $7.99)
  • Rainbow Moon Premium Bundle (Regular Price: $18.99; PSN Sale Price: $10.99; PS Plus Price: $8.79)
  • Rainbow Moon Melodies (Regular Price: $4.99; PSN Sale Price: $1.99; PS Plus Price: $1.59)
Söldner-X Sale (PS3)

Various Discounts

Soldner X
The Söldner-X series combines 2D gameplay with white-knuckled action, fantastic level design, and beautiful HD environments to bring a truly unique shmup (short for shoot em’ up for the uninitiated). Both Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer and Söldner-X2: Final Prototype are on sale, as well as bundled editions with extra content, and individual add-ons.

  • Söldner-X2: Final Prototype and Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer Bundle (Regular Price: $14.99; PSN Sale Price: $7.99; PS Plus Price: $6.39
  • Söldner-X2: Final Prototype (Regular Price: $9.99; PSN Sale Price: $4.99; PS Plus Price: $3.99)
  • Söldner-X2: Final Prototype Complete Bundle (Regular Price: $12.99; PSN Sale Price: $6.99; PS Plus Price: $5.59)
  • Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer (Regular Price: $7.99; PSN Sale Price: $3.99; PS Plus Price: $3.19)
  • Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer Soundtrack (Regular Price: $3.99; PSN Sale Price: $1.99; PS Plus Price: $1.59)
  • Söldner-X2: Final Prototype Soundtrack (Regular Price: 4.99; PSN Sale Price: $1.99; PS Plus Price: $1.59)

Source: US PlayStation Blog

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If you’re like one of our writers here at 30lives who is a PlayStation Plus subscriber and just recently bought Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention for the PS Vita,, then like him you are now hating on this news. Hehe.

Vita port of the 3rd installment in the Disgaea series is downloadable free for members of Sony’s premium service. There are also some new discount offers you might want to check out.

Here’s the full list:

Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention (PS Vita)

PSN Price: $39.99, Free for PS Plus members

Disgaea 3
One of the kings of strategy RPGs makes its debut in the Instant Game Collection! Take a field trip any time you want with Mao, Raspberyl, Almaz, and the rest of the Evil Academy gang with Disgaea 3 on PS Vita! Offering incredible depth and hours upon hours of strategy RPG goodness, Disgaea fans or RPG fans in general should have this one on their PS Vita, which features 5 new chapters on top of the original’s content.
Square-Enix Sale

55% Discount for PS Plus members on titles listed

Square Sale

Discounts

Game Title Normal Price Sale Price Plus Price
Just Cause 2 $19.99 $9.99 $8.99
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days $19.99 $9.99 $8.99
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men $14.99 $7.49 $6.74
Lara Croft And The Guardian Of Light $14.99 $7.49 $6.74
THQ Sale

Various Discounts for PS Plus members on titles listed

THQ Sale
THQ has provided a legacy of fantastic games that deliver unforgettable experiences. Now is your chance to pick up some of these titles at a great price, including classics like Costume Quest and Stacking, as well as heavy hitters like Red Faction: Guerrilla.

Discounts

Game Title Normal Price Sale Price Plus Price
Darksiders II $49.99 $34.99 $27.99
MX Vs ATV: Alive $19.99 $14.99 $10.49
Red Faction: Armageddon $19.99 $9.99 $5.00
Red Faction: Guerrilla $19.99 $9.99 $5.00
Costume Quest $14.99 $7.49 $3.75
Stacking $14.99 $7.49 $3.75
De Blob: 2 $14.99 $7.49 $3.75
Red Faction: Battlegrounds $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Darksiders II: Official Soundtrack $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
escapeVektor (PS Vita)

55% Discount for PS Plus members (Regular Price: $9.99, PSN Sale Price: $4.99; PS Plus Price: $4.49)

EscapeVektor
Vektor has been trapped inside the CPU for what feels like an eternity and you are his only hope of escape. As he travels through the CPU, help him recover his memories and destroy the different enemy types sent to hunt him. But be careful, the further Vektor gets, the more devious the CPU becomes. This title is 50% off for all PSN users, but Plus members see an extra 5% discount.

Last Chance (Leaving on 4/2)

Instant Game Collection:
Spec Ops: The Line (PS3)

Discounts:
THQ Sale
Square-Enix Sale
Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken Discounts
Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational Course and Character Pack Discount

 

Source: US PlayStation Blog