Did Santa bring the first PSN update of 2012?

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I know, I know- Christmas was a few weeks back (last year even!) but this week’s PSN update is just too chock full of awesomeness to be true! That is… if you’re a Plus member. Maybe it wasn’t Santa after all.

Mr. Claus, after all, more than likely wouldn’t make you pay a premium price for your ‘gifts’. But even the most cynical and judgemental of gamers would have to admit that the first week of 2012’s PSPlus catalog almost makes up for the price of membership. Not only is the entire Syphon Filter PSOne saga for freezies this week (if you’re a member), but you get the whole Back to the Future game from Telltale on the arm too!

There’s even more than that (including a nice discount on Rocket Knight), but BttF and SF all by themselves are an awesome little stack of freebies. You know, if Plus keeps this level of quality bonuses up, Sony could probably make it mandatory for PS3 owners… actually, forget I said that.

PS Plus Deals

Free Games


PSOne Classics

Discounted PSN

Discounted PS3 (Full Games)

Full Game Trial

  • Darksiders

PSN Games

  • TNT Racers + Trial ($9.99)
    TNT Racers is a fun multiplayer racing game full of variety, combining fast as lightning race action with brand new features. The Shadow Race feature lets every player stay in the race even if a driver is clearly in an inferior position.
    ESRB rated E
    File size 150 MB
  • NFL Blitz ($14.99)

    The all-new NFL Blitz combines the arcade-style gameplay from the original with the deep, immersive game modes of today! Whether you’re battling your rival in a 7-on-7 grudge match or fighting your way through a season of the Blitz Gauntlet, Every Game Is a Two-Minute Drill!
    ESRB rated E10+
    File size 1.9 GB

PS3 Full Games

  • Darksiders ($19.99)
    Darksiders is a third-person, single player action/adventure game inspired by the characters, themes and mythology of the apocalypse and the battle of Armageddon described by the Book of Revelation.
    ESRB rated M
    File size 10 GB

Game Demos

  • TNT Racers
    TNT Racers is a fun multiplayer racing game full of variety, combining fast as lightning race action with brand new features. The Shadow Race feature lets every player stay in the race even if a driver is clearly in an inferior position. But the best things are the wicked pick-ups which will ultimately decide about victory or defeat. TNT – Tracks N Tricks – cool tracks and snappy gadgets!
    ESRB rated E
    File size 150 MB
  • Learning With The Pooyoos – Episode 2 Demo

    With the PooYoos, a merry band of adorable baby animals, children will have fun while learning the basics for his or her development: numbers, letters, space, colors and more.
    ESRB rated E
    File size 272 MB

Add-on Content

  • Resistance 3 The Legacy Grenade (free)
    The No. 60 Air Fuel Grenade has been issued for combating Chimera in tight spaces commonly found in urban conflicts. The grenade will adhere to almost any surface, biological or otherwise, and deployed a cloud of flammable vapor. Once released, the cloud ignited, creating a massive explosion.” This fan favorite grenade makes a special return to the single-player campaign of Resistance 3 File size 103 KB
  • Resistance 3 SPRA Black Ops Skin (free)

    The backbone of the US effort against the Chimera during the war, Black Ops troops were acommon site at SRPA facilities and during special operations. Mostly killed and destroyed, this special multiplayer skin lets you return as one of the most mysterious soldiers from R:FOM and R2.
    File size 103 KB

  • Resistance 3 Infected Nathan Hale Skin and Taunt (free)

    Lt. Nathan Hale skipped his viral inhibitor treatments in the final hours of Resistance 2, in order to continue the fight against the Chimera. Play as him in his final hours with this special multiplayer skin, letting you bring Hale to the battlefields R3. Then, ridicule your enemies with a throat-slashing taunt!
    File size 103 KB

  • Champion Jockey – Music Pack 4 ($1.49)

    Fourth batch of BGM you can use during the race. Listen to four tracks from the Gallop Racer series with two brand new tracks for your racing enjoyment! Hand-picked by the Gallop Racer and G1 Jockey Sound Directors!
    File size 27 MB

  • Apples to Apples A Bushel of Fun ($2.99)

    Pick up this outrageous expansion pack for Apples to Apples the video game and choose from new animated Apple Avatars, like Robot, Alien, Fairy, Barbarian and Luchador. Sample the never-before-seen Zen, Undersea, and Jungle deck skins. Challenge your friends with powerful Golden Apple Cards, including Bad Apple and Apple Sauce, and make fresh comparisons with over 500 new red and green cards!
    File size 100 KB

  • Rocksmith – Gold On The Ceiling By The Black Keys ($2.99)

    File size 2.94 MB

    Rocksmith – Just Got To Be By The Black Key ($2.99)
    File size 2.21 MB

    Rocksmith – Mind Eraser By The Black Keys ($2.99)
    File size 2.40 MB

    Rocksmith – The Black Keys Song Pack (Bundle) ($7.99)
    File size 7.56 MB


  • Just Dance 3 – Baby One More Time ($0.49)
    Just Dance 3 – Barbra Streisand ($0.49)
    Just Dance 3 – Da Funk ($0.49)
    Just Dance 3 – I’m So Excited ($0.49)
    Just Dance 3 – Kurio Ko Uddah Le Jana 2 ($0.49)
    Just Dance 3 – Lollipop ($0.49)
    Just Dance 3 – Master Blaster ($0.49)
    Just Dance 3 – Party Rock Anthem ($0.49)
    Just Dance 3 – Take On Me ($0.49)

Game Videos (free)

  • NBA 2K12 – Legends Showcase Launch Trailer
  • Battlefield 3 Back to Karkand Gameplay Premiere Trailer
  • EA SPORTS FIFA STREET Announcement Trailer
  • FIFA Street 4 Announce Trailer
  • Sonic CD Time Trailer
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II Announcement Trailer
  • WWE ’12 Launch Trailer
  • Assassin’s Creed Embers Trailer

PS3 Themes

  • Metal Gear Solid 2 Art Theme ($1.99)
  • Metal Gear Solid 3 Art Theme ($1.99)
  • Mayan Temple Dynamic Theme ($1.99)

Playstation Store on PSP

  • Alien Havoc & Bubble Trubble Bundle ($3.99)

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