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First PSN Summer Sale 2012 info – 30% off for regular users, 50% off for Plus members

Take a look at the game selection for this year's PSN Summer Sale and information about other discounts starting next week. (PS3)

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FlyWestbrook  +   849d ago
Renegade Ops

Will buy
Crazyglues  +   849d ago
Shadow of the Colossus....

A Must buy
ABizzel1  +   848d ago
It says first PSN summer sale, but I could have sworn they did a summer sale before?

Anywho, pretty much every game on the list is a great buy especially at 30% or 50% off. If you missed out on the following games I recommend you buy them now, you won't be disappointed.

Pac Man DX CE, NBA Jam, House of the Dead 3 (if you like it), Crysis,
Closure, Shadow of the Colossus HD, Infamous: Festival of Blood, Killzone 3 multiplayer (the whole game should be cheap by now), Renegade Ops, Catherine ($20), and Trine 2 ($7.49)

Droplitz ($5),

Rock of Ages ($5), pretty much bowling meets Monkey Ball. You roll the boulder down a huge hill filled with obstacles and things to crush, while maintaing momentum to knock down gates to progress to the next level. It's more fun than it sounds, but not for everyone.

Magic Orbs
IaMs12  +   848d ago
I think they meant it as the first sale for the summer, not the first sale ever...
pixelsword  +   849d ago
Yeah, but if you have plus and get the 50% discount, will you still "own" the game if you stopped getting plus?

I'm serious here. I don't actually know.
MerkinMax  +   849d ago
Good question
I was wondering the same thing.
Soldierone  +   849d ago
Yes. If you BUY a game, even at discount, you keep it.

If it was FREE, then no.....
ginsunuva  +   849d ago
Anything you pay for you keep. Anything that's 100% free from Plus is taken away. Except avatars and little stuff like that I think.
ReservoirDog316  +   849d ago
Yeah if you pay anything for it, it's yours permanently. Even at a discount.

Anyone know what's gonna happen with all the stuff we buy on PSN/XBLA when the PS4/720 come out by the way?

Never thought of it before.
doogiebear  +   849d ago
Yes the games u PAY for (even if on discount) you keep forever. I know because before I got the year subscription, I had the 3 month one, and when it expired, I got to keep the ones I paid money towards. The ones that were entirely "free" are the ones that stop working. U will know because it doesnt make u agree to the PS plus terms and conditions when u pay any amount of cash on the psn store. Only the free games ask u to agree with each download.

Also, when I check the expiration date of the free games, it shows when I need to renew membership. However when I check date of a game I PAID for (even of it was at a huge discount due to PS+), it shows NO expiration date nor a PS plus symbol when checking information/properties because once you pay even one penny for a game, u own it. It is just an awesome deal.

Also u can keep all PS minis and avatars and themes even if subscription expires. But ps3 and ps1 (and ps2 if they ever give those away) games will lock up and stop working.
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dantesparda  +   848d ago
i dont think you can keep the minis, cuz if i remember right, i couldnt play them when my sub ended.
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Trebius51  +   848d ago
they worked way too hard on the playstation network and home for it all not to transfer over to ps4.

i donno about xbox tho.
dc1  +   848d ago
In short . If you pay one red cent for it, its yours for life (Whether on plus or not).

PSN Plus is great.
Cosmo811  +   848d ago
Yes. Discounted games are yours to keep, freebies are the ones you don't get to keep if your subscription ends.
MaxXAttaxX  +   848d ago
Even if you only paid 1 cent at a discount
you keep it.
pixelsword  +   848d ago
Ok, thanks everyone.
doogiebear  +   849d ago
I wish north America could get Darkstalkers as a discount. Europe got it free last month and I wish we could have gotten it (even of at discount).

Also, does anyone know what the 3 "FREE" games of July will be yet?
dantesparda  +   848d ago
Dont worry to much about it cuz it'll probably eventually come out in the US plus
Kurt Russell  +   848d ago
Shadow of the Colossus...

I've never played the game, but people on here seem to go bat shit mental for it, so that will be the one I purchase!
Neo Nugget  +   849d ago
If you don't have Shadow of the Colossus yet, I'm willing to forgive you if you buy it as part of this sale.
cpayne93  +   849d ago
I'm glad I'll have your forgiveness, I'll be getting crysis and shadow of the colossus for the price of one of them!
koston3647  +   849d ago
will do, thanks for being so reasonable Nug...
Mr_Kuwabara  +   849d ago
Had SotC day one, on PS2. Way ahead of ya buddy.
honestly, if you don't have shadow of the colossus OR a ps3, it would be more than worth it to go buy a ps2 and a copy of sotc which would all be around 60$ which is the price of a new game nowadays anyway, and after that you would have a ps2 that you could play jak, ratchet and clank, okami, re4, ico, sly, god of war, and other games for ridiculously low prices on anyways, so sounds like a great deal to me
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a08andan  +   849d ago
I bought the HD-collection but havent really got around to play it yet, so am I half-forgiven? :D I like to support games with an actual depth :P
BabyTownFrolics  +   848d ago
with the discount how much will it cost? I am definitely picking that up.
Theo1130  +   849d ago
Nice to see sony spread the love, I mostly play on pc, but it's nice to see this kind of thing on consoles.
soundslike  +   849d ago
Yep, I'm loving this ongoing trend of them chasing after Steams model.
Soldierone  +   849d ago
Is it actually 50 percent off? Last time it said 50 percent off, and some of the prices weren't....then again it probably said "up to"....

I might buy Festival of Blood, but other than that I either already scored the game due to an earlier sale, or dont want it.
Rage_S90  +   848d ago
If you want a further discount you should PM Cgoodno(Admin), he can get you some codes.
sashimi  +   849d ago
I own quite a few of those and got some from psn plus for free but def will buy Catherine :)
STICKzophrenic  +   849d ago
I've kinda been itching to buy Festival of Blood, so this is the best time for me to get it.
ABizzel1  +   848d ago
It's actually pretty good, and it's the kind of DLC I like. It gives you more inFamous, but at the same time offers something very different.

You'll want vampire bat flight, to become part of inFamous 3, and Vampire vision is kind of cool, but the DLC is only 4 hours long. But in the end it's worth it.
Campy da Camper  +   848d ago
Festival is worth it. Quite fun and a lot of new stuff but set in infamous world. Bat flying is the coolest thing I have ever seen in regards to fast travel.
Siren30  +   849d ago
Always wanted renegade ops just never pulled the trigger. Half off I guess I won't have any excuses
Frankfurt  +   849d ago
Buncha of games that barely sold 500k a piece. Whoop-dee-doo.
Zechs34  +   849d ago
STFU Troll. Because its cool to hate on sales on great games like SotC, Infamous, Pacman, and Crysis?...
HateFanboys  +   848d ago
@ Frankfurt


You know what does sell alot? Justin Beiber, sales dont equal good
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pixelsword  +   848d ago
Good point.
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BLAKHOODe  +   849d ago
Being a PS Plus member, I'm honestly kinda hesitant to buy anything from the PSN now. With the promise of so many "free" games, I'd hate to buy something only for it to come up free a few weeks later.
Donnywho  +   849d ago
They made it seem like they were gonna give away free games week after week after week. The things they are doing are pretty cool but they really made an effort to pretend it was going to be bigger.
Soldierone  +   849d ago
I feel the same way. There was a LOT of hype behind it, and we got a few great games for free.....but it feels like it was all show for now.
Wintersun616  +   849d ago
No, they did not. I fully understood the concept and you should have too. They never said anything like new free games every week. They said 12 free games a MONTH and 3 of them are switched to different ones each MONTH. You made up that weekly thing in your head. 12 + (3 * 11) = 45 free games a year, is that not big enough for you?
Donnywho  +   848d ago
12 free games a month would be 144 games free a year. Your equation would also imply that Sony is giving away 3 free games every month for 11 months and adding 12 games at random times.

I know that you know what you're talking about but you're not that good at conveying it.
Wintersun616  +   848d ago
Probably they won't give us 12 free games after next E3. I'll give you that. But that still leaves us with 36 free games per year if we don't count this initial month. Where else do you get such benefits for a 50€/$/£ yearly fee?
Donnywho  +   847d ago
Robotronfiend  +   848d ago
They said the free game selections will change monthly.
Silly gameAr  +   849d ago
Time to get Closure.
Eske  +   848d ago
Closure is a great deal at 30-50% off. Some head-scratching puzzles, a neat mechanic, and a creepy art style. It's got a lot going for it.
birdykilla  +   849d ago
As a ps plus member you get to keep games you spend money on. If you get something for free it's only a rental once your plus is up you either lose those games or pay up for more plus.
TooTall19  +   849d ago
I'm hoping a lot of people will get the Killzone 3 multiplayer. That's a great value if you like online shooters.

I've been focusing on Starhawk lately, but I'm going to start rotating between Starhawk, Killzone 3, BF3, and MW3.
-MD-  +   849d ago
Needs more Siren Blood Curse.
doogiebear  +   849d ago
Hopefully siren is one of the free games this month...I really hope.
ABizzel1  +   848d ago
I've been waiting years for it to get some PS+ love :D
banjadude  +   848d ago
I would like that too... I still need to try that game.
user7792788  +   849d ago
People need to pick Catherine up for 20$, you wont be disappointed!
Jazz4108  +   848d ago
That's what my walmart sell catherine for brand new in a box. How's that a deal? My guess is the prices are jacked up and then when they put it on sale its what it should sell for to begin with. Way to go sony. People need to look at what you can buy these full retail games for localy now. This is no deal at all.
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AznGaara  +   848d ago
Right because Sony has any control over what retailers price their games after they buy them. Sony doesn't list the prices on PSN its the publishers that do. They need permission to do these sales from games by other publishers. If you read the article is says "Atlus will also be running a sale.." so it's Atlus who discounted Catherine not Sony.
Moncole  +   848d ago
They should at least make some games 75% off.
yeahokchief  +   848d ago
Bunch of crap. Except for Trine 2. Maybe i'll check that out. First one was overhyped. Not THAT great, but good.
stage88  +   848d ago
Did you not read Infamous and Killzone?
yeahokchief  +   848d ago
The games themselves are great and I bought them on release.

But DLC is rarely worth the money. Don't get me started on DLC this generation. Don't even go there girlfriend. The vast majority of DLC is pure exploitation to counter people buying used by getting more money out of people who already paid 50-60 legitimately on release. It's a waste of hard earned money. Gone are the days of buying a finished product.

I blame gamestop.
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WildArmed  +   848d ago
Infamous is more of a standalone release (for hallow's eve) IIRC.

You should give it a go, it was pretty good.
searchbuzz  +   848d ago
is it a sale to celebrate the anniversary of their outage when they got mega hacked?
stage88  +   848d ago
No, it's a Summer Sale. It actually says it in the title. You know, up there ^
searchbuzz  +   848d ago
Wow, good to see everyone has a sense of humour today.
lodossrage  +   848d ago
This is the first sale they've had I can remember having no interest for me
Not that it's a bad thing mind you.

It's just most of the games they have up their that are of interest to me I would even buy the physical Blu Ray disc versions of or I already have them.
cfountain  +   848d ago
Shadow of The Colossus HD will be bought. Then Rainbow Moon the week after.

PSN has been treating me well this year. Then later Okami HD and Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault.
Dmd  +   848d ago
Damn...! Bought Trine 2 last week for full price... :/

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