This is the first week with the next batch going live possibly next week. In addition to the Summer Blast Sale, the PSN update includes pre-orders to upcoming games, movie sales, price adjustments and more discounts that's PS Plus exclusive. Head on to PSN, this is quite a huge update. Don't like what you see? There are tons of sales happening this month it's crazy. Steam's Summer Sale is currently on its fifth day, and GoG's DRM-Free Summer Sale is now in effect. God help our wallets. [Source: PSN Blog]
Looking for a great game for the ongoing long holy weekend? Sony goes generous and announces a Flash Sale pricing 30 titles for only $0.99. These titles go span from PS3 titles, PS Vita, and even PS1 greats. A pretty amazing list of great and classic games if you ask us. Crash Bandocoot 1-3 plus team racing, Braid, Tokyo Jungle, Super Stardust are complete steals. Check the full list below.
- Back to the Future: The Game (PS3)
- Blast Factor (PS3)
- Braid (PS3)
- Crash Bandicoot (PSOne Classic)
- Crash Bandicoot 2 (PSOne Classic)
- Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (PSOne Classic)
- Crash Team Racing (PSOne Classic)
- Crash Commando (PS3)
- Echochrome 2 (PS3)
- Everyday Shooter (PS3/PSP)
- Gex: Enter the Gecko (PSOne Classic)
- Gotham City Impostors (PS3)
- Jurassic Park: The Game (PS3)
- Plants vs. Zombies (PS3)
- Red Faction (PS2 Classic)
- Red Faction 2 (PS2 Classic)
- Red Faction: Battlegrounds (PS3)
- Retro/Grade (PS3)
- Retro City Rampage (PS3/PS Vita)
- Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse (PS3)
- Spyro the Dragon (PSOne Classic)
- Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage (PSOne Classic)
- Spyro: Year of the Dragon (PSOne Classic)
- Stuntman: Ignition (PS2 Classic)
- Super Stardust HD (PS3)
- Tales of Monkey Island (PS3)
- Tokyo Jungle (PS3)
- Urban Trial Freestyle (PS3/PS Vita)
- When Vikings Attack! (PS3/PS Vita)
- World Gone Sour (PS3)
[Source: Sony Entertainment Network]
Now that we survived the waves of games that came out in November, we enter December, another month that will most likely burn another hole in our wallets. But just in case you need to save up at the same time need to have another game to stack up your ever-growing backlog of games, Xbox Live and PS+ just announced the free games coming to subscribers of both services next month.
Xbox Live Games with Gold - December
Gears of War
Shoot Many Robots
PlayStation Plus - December
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (PS Vita)
Urban Trial Freestyle (PS Vita)
Quite a handful of free games for those subscribed. We are still recovering from all the games released a few weeks ago, not to mention the release of the PS4 and Xbox One hitting stores. Now, we all know how great the free games are in the PS+ service, and getting Borderlands 2 for free along two free Vita games and Grid 2 makes the December Games with Gold worth laughing about. But you have to remember these services have a gap of more than a year. PS+ was not appealing in the first few months as well since they were also releasing weak titles to push anybody to subscribe. With Xbox Live members case, we get the service to play online, and Games with Gold comes as a bonus, free games are still free.
Microsoft did announce they will continue this service in 2014 so it will definitely get better as we move forward. But if they continue to give us tower defense games in the coming months, it's going to be a different story. My only gripe with the service is their region lock policy. Why provide the same titles to each country when its region-locked to the US only? So yes, pray that Gears of War will be downloadable if you are in the other side of the globe.
Games with Gold source: EuroGamer
PlayStation Plus source: PlayStation BlogUS
For players that use a US account for their PS3, the option to add money into your PSN account through PayPal is now available.
After the long PSN maintenance that took around 2 days, the service went back online and PSN Trophies tweeted that PayPal is now an option to add funds to your virtual wallet through Sony Entertainment Online's website.
There is no option yet to top up via your PS3 console. To add funds with PayPal, just head over SOE's website, login using your PSN details, and you will see the PayPal option when you go to your wallet tab. You can choose from either $5, $10, $20, and $50.
This has been a long-awaited option for most players. The only way to add funds for years was via credit card or PSN prepaid cards.
[Source: IGN. PSN Trophies]
Next update for PS Plus has been revealed. If you haven't played Borderlands and subscribed to PS Plus, you're in luck. Borderlands joins the "Instant Game Collection" this September, as long as you're a PS Plus member, you can download and start playing Borderlands for free. Good timing too with Borderlands 2 coming out in a few weeks.
If you want to get the whole Borderlands package, all DLC content for the game will be 50% off. If you feel like getting only a DLC or two instead of the whole bundle, I suggest getting Claptrap's Robot Revolution and The Secret Armory of General Knoxx, best DLC's among the four available.
Together with Borderlands, the update include some discounts:
Lights, Camera, Party! - Regular price: $29.99, PS Plus price: $15.00
Space Channel 5: Part 2 - PSN sale price: $4.99, PS Plus price: $2.99
Spelunker HD (With DLC) - Regular price: $9.99, PS Plus price: $5.00
Daytona USA - Regular price: $4.99, PS Plus price: $2.99
Greed Corp - PSN sale price: $4.99, PS Plus price: $2.50
Space Channel 5: Part 2 and Spelunker HD goes live first on August 28. Borderlands, Greed Corp, and Daytona USA will then go live on September 4.
[Source: PSN Blog US]