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Thursday, June 7, 2012

It's Christmas in June on the PSN Update

There's a sick amount of freebies for PS Plus subscribers in this week's update for Sony's service. Like a stunning amount. And... it's good stuff too?!?

Shocking, I know. When I heard that Sony would be doing this 'Instant Game Collection' promo, I immediately thought it'd be kinda meh, but oh how wrong I was. All in all, there's a monster 12 games in the set- and all of them are (at the very least) decent... some of them are downright great.


Promotion aside, there isn't much in the way of new content other than a demo for Scorcery and the requisite assortment of DLC and add-ons. Nothing too special about any of it though. 


It's notable that there's nothing for the PSV in this update. An expansion for Ridge Racer and a demo for Pinball Arcade are the sole additions for the console. It's more than a little worrisome to see the PS3 get tons of free games in this update and the Vita get nothing. Shades of the PSP's history repeating itself?


Playstation Plus

Free Games


  • Virtua Fighter 5
  • inFAMOUS 2
  • Little Big Planet 2
  • Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One
  • Warhammer 40k Space Marine
  • Just Cause 2
  • Saint's Row 2
  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
  • Hard Corps Uprising
  • Choplifter HD
  • Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone
  • Sideway NY (ed- okay I have no idea what this is)


PS3

PSN Games

  • BANG BANG RACING ($9.99)
    Bang Bang Racing is a brand new, top-down arcade car racer for the whole family! Choose from 20 sleek racing cars, eight different skins and nine exotic reversible and variable tracks around the world.
    ESRB rated E
    File size 209 MB
  • Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown ($14.99)
    This definitive version of the VF5 series includes overhauled fighting mechanics, new characters, new single player & online multiplayer modes and more.
    ESRB rated T
    File size 1.91 GB

PS3 Games

  • Madagascar 3: The Video Game ($39.99)
    In Madagascar 3: The Video Game, adventure with the entire cast of Madagascar including Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo and Melman the Giraffe.
    ESRB rated E
    File size 3.84 GB
  • LittleBigPlanet 2 ($39.99)
    Join Sackboy in a completely new adventure – filled with new abilities, new gameplay rules, innovative tools and a smarter LBP Network, evolving the whole PLAY CREATE SHARE experience.
    ESRB rated E
    File size 4.7GB

Demos

  • BANG BANG RACING DEMO
    Bang Bang Racing is a brand new, top-down arcade car racer for the whole family! In the demo version, choose from two sleek racing cars, two different skins and two variable tracks, one in Europe and one in Japan. Cones and exploding barrels will put your driving skills to the test. In the demo, you can play alone against the AI or in 2-player split-screen multiplayer!
    ESRB rated E
    File size 209 MB
  • The Pinball Arcade Trial
    You can now play exact recreations of the all-time greatest pinball tables from Williams, Bally, Stern Pinball, and Gottlieb together in one game. Every flipper, bumper, sound effect, and display pixel has been painstakingly emulated in astonishing detail.
    ESRB rated E10+
    File size 207 MB
  • Sorcery Demo
    Sorcery is a fast-paced action adventure where your PlayStation Move controller is transformed into a powerful magic wand, immersing player 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. 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.
    ESRB rated: E10+
    File size: 597 MB

Add-ons

  • Atelier Meruru: Hanna ($3.99)
    The General Store owner Hanna joins the team! She’s ready to follow Meruru and go out in search of new gathering locales! This will allow you to recruit the in-game character Hanna into your party and experience all-new character-related events.
    File size 111 KB
  • Dragon’s Dogma: From A Different Sky – Part 3 ($0.99)
    The third of the ‘From a Different Sky’ series, you will need your wits to clear all 10. Check the Pawn Guild to begin!
    File size 707 KB
  • Dynasty Warriors 7 – Original Costume Pack 6 – 9 ($4.99 each)
    Various costume packs.
    File size 28 MB – 38 MB
  • Sniper Elite V2 Assassinate The Fuhre ($9.99)
    One bullet can change history. The Ultimate Mission. The Ulimate Shot. Kill Hitler.
    File size 309 MB
  • Soulcalibur V add ons (x4) ($1.99 – $2.99)
    Various add on content.
    File size 133 KB – 25 MB
  • Street Fighter X Tekken Add ons (x12) ($0.99 – $17.99)
    Various add on content.
    File size 100 KB each
  • Test Drive Unlimited 2 Add ons (x3) ($4.99 – $8.99)
    Various add on content.
    File size 100 KB each
  • Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Add ons (x21) ($4.99 – $14.99)
    Various add on content.
    File size 76 MB – 163 MB
  • Worms Ultimate Mayhem: Customization Pack ($4.99)
    The Worms Ultimate Mayhem “Customization Pack” features hilarious new additions to extend the already vast array of customization options available in the game, including a number of crazy new hats, glasses, gloves, x5 new speech-banks and x5 new gravestones. The “Customization Pack” also includes x5 new weapon payloads for the Weapons Factory.
    File size 212 KB

Videos

  • Alien: Colonial Marines Suspense Trailer
  • Assassin’s Creed III Gameplay Reveal Trailer
  • Batman: Arkham City – Harley’S Revenge Trailer
  • BEYOND: Two Souls™ E3 Trailer
  • Darksiders 2 – Behind The Mask: Deaths Story
  • Disney Pixar Brave: The Video Game Announcement Trailer
  • DmC Devil May Cry E3 2012 Trailer
  • DUST 514®: E3 2012 Beta Gameplay Trailer
  • E3 Press Conference Video Part 1 – 3 (PS3 Store Only)
  • Hitman: Absolution Attack of the Saints Trailer
  • LittleBigPlanet™ Karting E3 Trailer
  • MAD RIDERS DARREN BEERCLOTH VIDEO DIARY
  • MAD RIDERS MASTERS OF MOVEMENTS POWERED BY DEGREE MEN
  • MAD RIDERS MILES DAISHER VIDEO DIARY
  • MAD RIDERS TRAVIS RICE VIDEO DIARY
  • Papo & Yo Developer diary #1
  • Papo & Yo E3 2012 Trailer
  • Skullgirls Launch Trailer
  • Sly Cooper Thieves in Time™ Vita Annouce Trailer
  • Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Dev Interview
  • Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Trailer 1
  • Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Trailer 2
  • Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Trailer 3

Wallpapers

  • Mix Superstar Wallpaper


PS Vita

Add-ons

  • Ridge Racer Add ons (x2) ($1.99 – $2.99)
    Various add on content.
    File size 1.26 MB – 5.36 MB

Demos

  • The Pinball Arcade Trial
    You can now play exact recreations of the all-time greatest pinball tables from Williams, Bally, Stern Pinball, and Gottlieb together in one game. Every flipper, bumper, sound effect, and display pixel has been painstakingly emulated in astonishing detail.
    ESRB rated E10+
    File size 115 MB

Pricing Updates

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Ps3 Full Game) – Price Change (PS3) (now $29.99, original price $39.99)
  • Final Fantasy Iv: The Complete Collection Digital – Price Change (PSP) (now $19.99, original price $29.99)
  • Hamsterball (Sale) (PSP) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
  • Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (Digital) (Price Change) (PS Vita) (now $19.99, original price $39.99)
  • Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (PSP Digital) (Price Change) (PS3) (now $19.99, original price $29.99)
  • M.O.Z.O.X. Space Salvager – Minis (Price Change) (PS3) (now $1.99, original price $1.49)
  • Need For Speed: The Run (Price Change) (PS3 Full Game) (PS3) (now $29.99, original price $39.99)
  • Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus (Sale) (PS3) (now $6.99, original price $9.99)
  • Sly 2: Band of Thieves (Sale) (PS3) (now $6.99, original price $9.99)
  • Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves (Sale) (PS3) (now $6.99, original price $9.99)
  • Smash Cars (Sale) (PS3) (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
  • Wakeboarding Hd (Sale) (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)

Bundles

  • Icon’S 5-In-1 Minis Collection ($4.99)
    ESRB rated E
    File size 112 MB
  • Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Complete Edition ($29.99)
    ESRB rated T
    File size 3.84 GB
It's Christmas in June on the PSN Update
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