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Submitted by admiralvic 1164d ago | news

Check Your PSN Inbox for a Free Week of Plus

"In the last couple of months, Playstation Plus has changed a lot. " - JPS (PS Vita, PS3, Tag Invalid)

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Godmars290  +   1164d ago | Funny
There are laws about offering free drug samples...
Saturne3  +   1164d ago
Its an excellent idea! give costumers a taste of the product >:D

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MostJadedGamer  +   1164d ago
I am on a 30 day free trial right now, and I will NOT be renewing. I don't see any point in paying for this service.
FunAndGun  +   1164d ago

Too jaded
darthv72  +   1164d ago
if i did get one....
i would not take advantage of it. I am afraid i would get to addicted and have to sell my kidney to continue my habit.

I already sold one to support xblive.
Christopher  +   1164d ago
MostJadedGamer is allowed his opinion.

As someone who has had the subscription since day one, I can definitely say that it's not for everyone. It can be hit and miss on the games you get each month as well as the deals. If you don't care about themes or avatars, those don't matter. If you already own many of the games you get for free a year or two after their release, you may not see it as a benefit.

PS+ isn't for everyone. But, it is great for those like me who tend to play a wide variety of games and like to save money and get new 'rentals' each month.
SaiyanFury  +   1164d ago
A friend who works at Sony threw a code my way for a free month. I'm not going to say I don't see the point in paying for Plus, I do see it. There's a metric tonne of free giveaways and massive discounts to be had with a subscription. The thing is, I already have a lot of games that I've already paid to play, let along all of the free ones that Sony gives you with a Plus subscription. If I had more time (married with a baby daughter) I'm sure I could make use of it. Maybe when my daughter gets a little older and I have some more free time in my schedule. :)
zeeshan  +   1163d ago
I bought Heavy Rain 2 months ago. I ordered the GOTY edition from Amazon so it came with a 30 day free trial of PSN PLUS.

I never planned to purchase PSN Plus but when my trial ended, I found myself craving for the damn service! My god! It's fantastic unless of course you are one of those gamers who play almost every game.

I love PSN Plus and enjoying every minute of it and this is coming from a guy who never saw the whole point of it.
LOGICWINS  +   1164d ago
"Additionally, a credit card must be on your account to redeem it or it will reject you."

And what of people who don't want to put their credit card info out there?
Godmars290  +   1164d ago
Crap. I actually have to agree with you on this one...

And who's not going to sign on for a week then forget about it when the credit card statement rolls in up to a month later?
admiralvic  +   1164d ago
you use a credit card giftcard. Most places sell like a Visa card, which can be used on the PSN as a credit card and works like one too. Very round about way of doing it, but if you're going a longer period of plus or really want to save a few bucks on a game, then it's a suitable solution.
MostJadedGamer  +   1164d ago
Turn automatic funding off. Of delete your credit card info afterwards
SonyStyled  +   1164d ago
add your credit card to redeem it, then delete the card from your account. thats what i did when i got a free months trial
Campy da Camper  +   1164d ago
Unlike LIVE., you can easily remove your credit card info
Also, you can set your system to not auto renew. Out of all the console differences, this to me is the biggest. Xbox made me physically call their call center to have it removed. What a pain
Soldierone  +   1164d ago
To above, even if you remove it, it will stay in their database for some time afterwards.

Also the gift card thing works, just be sure to have at least a dollar on it, and go online to activate it. Sometimes they don't work because companies got smart and started learning what a gift card number is.
WillGuitarGuy  +   1164d ago
You need a credit card on your account regardless to activate most PS+ codes. I had the same thing pop up when I input some PS+ codes that I got at PAX.

If you don't want a free month of PS+ then don't bother. Simple as that.
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LOGICWINS  +   1164d ago
"add your credit card to redeem it, then delete the card from your account. thats what i did when i got a free months trial"

Thanks. I'll give it a shot!
slaton24  +   1163d ago
u do no they have ps+ cards like they have crapbox360 cards right
Bleucrunch  +   1163d ago
One of the best features of plus is the cloud storage...OMG the idea that my saved game files are safe in the event of a console crash is sooo reassuring..all of the discounts and free games is beyond good....I do not mind paying for plus its certainly a better bargain than LIVE!
RmanX1000  +   1164d ago
"Free week of plus?! Alright!"
*owns a Vita*
" .... "
*sob sob sob*
ZoyosJD  +   1164d ago
Save it for November? Edit: missed the by October 11th, but still...

just get a PS3? If you haven't your already missing too much.
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RmanX1000  +   1164d ago
Not the point. I cant just go BUY one. Dont exactly have the money at the moment.
Kran  +   1164d ago
easier said than done. Not sure someone will buy an entire console for 1 week of PS Plus...
ZoyosJD  +   1164d ago

6 years and you don't have a PS3, yet...

withing 8 months you have a VITA, and still can't "just go BUY" a PS3.

I'm not saying buy a plane ticket for the peanuts. I'm saying why haven't you already taken the trip.
RmanX1000  +   1164d ago
Wasnt interested in anything really. Any game on the PS3 that i REALLY wanted was also on Xbox 360. Had no need to go get one right away. I only got a Vita for Persona 4 Golden.
rpd123  +   1164d ago
Eh, I don't have a PS3. I'd love one (was hoping for the super slim to have a price cut) but I don't have the money. I have a 360 and while there are a lot of PS3 exclusives I'd love to play, I don't want to play them that much. I did get a Vita because it was time for a new handheld (the DS and PSP weren't cutting it) and because of Assassins Creed 3 Liberation and Uncharted.
mushroomwig  +   1164d ago
Pretty decent business idea, get people into the service by giving them free access for a week and then gently pushing them to resubscribe in order to keep the games they've downloaded.
TheColbertinator  +   1164d ago
Nice avi Mushroomwig
Ryo-Hazuki  +   1164d ago
I have PS Plus and they still sent me a free trial lol But it wasn't a free week but it was free 30 days
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SoundGamer  +   1164d ago
Same here. I have had PS+ since the day it launched and they sent me a voucher early this morning.
xGet_In_There  +   1164d ago
I was hoping to get a free trial. I had Plus for a while but never renewed it. Sure enough all it was was a message asking me to come back lol.
jukins  +   1164d ago
yea i got this too free 30 days.
Tonester925  +   1164d ago
Jigga What?
FarCryLover182  +   1164d ago
I already have PS Plus, but I have a question. Maybe someone will know.

Let's say someone uses this trial and downloads a free game. Can they keep it once their trial expires??
Ryasha  +   1164d ago
As long as you have Plus, you can play it.
Once you lose Plus, you can still see the game and it will still be there, but you won't be able to play it until you get Plus again...or until you pay the full price for it.
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Summons75  +   1164d ago
No, it's only a "free" game when you pay per month to keep it.....because free means pay monthly now.
Dno  +   1164d ago
actaully u pay 50 dollars a YEAR which is really fair because most of us dont get over 30 games a year to play for 50 bucks. (non of us do actually)

If u dont have plus im not sure your a gamer.
jjb1981  +   1164d ago
or else people will buy it for a month, and keep all the games they can download and the service will fail...
hkgamer  +   1164d ago
"If u dont have plus im not sure your a gamer."

Some people just don't see the point of Plus.
They probably don't like digital services, own or played the free games on Plus or just don't like any of the games on plus.
Sheikh Yerbouti  +   1164d ago
I can see it if you can't go online or don't download games. It's all depends on how much you use your PS3 and vis-a-vis the 360 and Wii too.
I just have a PS3, so I guess it pays for me to play on a Playstation.

Anyhoo! Every PS3 owner should catch the free weekend and see for themselves.
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stephmhishot  +   1164d ago
Current subscriber, got a free 30 days, woo.
EliteDave93  +   1164d ago
I hope this includes EU becuse for some reason i aint got one yet.
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DFresh  +   1164d ago
I tried PS Plus and didn't like it all that much.
But for those that do like Plus and want to try it.
Looks like a good deal to me.
Sheikh Yerbouti  +   1164d ago
It's a lot different. Before I didn't think I'd keep it either, but it charges automatically to my account. Now with this virtual library, it's geared to capture are wider audience.

If there are two or three or more games in the library you'd like to play it is worth it, largely depending how you use the discount and most importantly your PS3. If you are on N4G talking about games, you should try out what's available on the free weekend.

Do yourself a solid.
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Soldierone  +   1164d ago
I'll activate it at the last minute on october 11th.
BioDead  +   1164d ago
They should’ve give this to those who haven’t tried PLUS yet, like me. I would gladly try it for one week becouse I have been thinking about buying it for a long time now…
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NeotheGamer  +   1164d ago
So on this website it is "Trolling" to offer an opinion? Well N4G...F*** you
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CaptCalvin  +   1164d ago
If you want people to care when you offer an opinion you have to also offer your basis for your opinion. You don't want everyone to go around expressing their displeasure because they just plain don't like something.
Hicken  +   1164d ago
That wasn't an opinion. That was stupidity.
kane_1371  +   1163d ago
[Chinese accent]trolling is an art so delicate and Sensitive that only few warriors may master it...[/Chinese accent]

The rest will just look stupid and be down bubbled!
moodgamer  +   1164d ago
Im glad i get PSPLUS with 25% of discount. This is just awesome.
Silly gameAr  +   1164d ago
It stacked on to my current sub. I'm good to go.
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Sheikh Yerbouti  +   1164d ago
Frickin' awesome. I'm a lifetime Plus member fer sure if they keep this up. Games are what define a console experience firstmost, and there have been three games I've wanted to play but didn't buy (backlog) - Infamous 2, Borderlands and now Starhawk.

That's the cost of Plus, and I've downloaded a crap load of minis and games. With my Vita in the mix...? I've saved probably over $50 for the year after subscription. They're making PS Plus something every PS3 owner should want by giving you what you bought the damn thing in the first

Frickin' simple as that. Awesome. Brand Loyalty points to Sony.
Wolf873  +   1164d ago
Nothing for me =(

Why not give it out to those who don't have it than those who do? :/
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2pacalypsenow  +   1164d ago
i got the message but no free 7 day trial
vitorizzo  +   1164d ago
question: with this free week of playstation plus and with borderlands 2 being fully downloadable on psn will i be able to download the hour trial of borderlands 2 and play it?
Silly gameAr  +   1163d ago
I don't think there is a hour trial of Borderlands 2. though I could be wrong.
ghostman123  +   1163d ago
I don't know about an hour trial of the second game but I know Borderlands 1 is one of the free games for Plus members so in a way it's a full week trial of the second one with some limited features and different characters/guns.
PS3gamer4life  +   1163d ago
i got the ps plus free trial but i had ps plus b4 i just downloaded LBP2 now double dragon borderlannd is full game not trial is free to pla

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