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PlayStation Store Global Update – December 31, 2012

Each week Sony brings PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Portable owners new content, add-ons, games and more. PlayStation LifeStyle catalogs the PlayStation Store updates for the major regions across the globe. Check back every Tuesday and Wednesday to keep up to date with each week's PlayStation Store Update. (Arcade, Assassin's Creed 2, Casual games, Chronovolt, inFAMOUS 2: Festival of Blood, Jetpack Joyride, NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, PS Vita, PS2, PS3, PSP, Retro, Tokyo Jungle)

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TrendyGamers  +   1133d ago
Just downloaded Jetpack Joyride!
360ICE  +   1132d ago
ちょうどダウンロードDUST 514 DLC
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ftwrthtx  +   1133d ago
Gotta try Chronovolt
doogiebear  +   1133d ago
Very underwhelming game.
TerminalGamer  +   1132d ago
I wasn't impressed with it.
vork77  +   1132d ago
its not a sequal to chronotrigger
FAT MAN GO BOOM  +   1133d ago
Looking forward to NBA JAM... been looking at that a while this is good...
oNIXo  +   1132d ago
kupomogli  +   1132d ago
Thirty3Three  +   1133d ago
Not renewing my PlayStation Plus membership if these ridiculous games keep ending up on there. (USA)

Chronovault? Really...?
Some lame MBA title?

That's right. I share the same opinion as pretty much everyone posting in the USA PS Blog...
ftwrthtx  +   1133d ago
The last few additions have been lacking. Hopefully they'll listen to their subscribers and add some more AAA titles in 2013.
The_Klank  +   1133d ago
Then drop your sub until a month with games you like are put up. Its not like you are really losing anything.

I've often done it.
belac09  +   1133d ago
if you buy a membership and get some games, and then you dont renew the next month, do you lose the games you got when you had the membership?
The_Klank  +   1133d ago
If you haven't played the games to completion then yeah I guess, but for me anyway once I've downloaded a game it doesn't take a month to finish it once I have I don't mind missing them till I resub. No biggie.
BitbyDeath  +   1132d ago
They lock til you resub so you won't actually lose them.
kupomogli  +   1132d ago

Like BitbyDeath said. Once you resubscribe, you have access to them again.

Just make sure that you purchase the games when they're free each week. If you miss purchasing them at the end of the month and they're removed on the next PSN update, then you've lost your chance.
Kingthrash360  +   1132d ago
More complaints over free shit?!?!?
Beyond my comprehension. Go ahead and cancel... then cancel xbox live while your at it since they charge you for Internet play when they shouldn't since you already pay your Internet provider 14.99+ a month.(also not giving any games at a higher price than ps+.)
I'm sorry but these kind of complaints rub me the wrong way. What so you want a AAA game every week or so? That would make you not buy them, which ultimately would hurt Sony. Take the free games and smile. anything free is good, you would have never bought it, but it free play it for a week or so get some trophies and maybe somethin better will come next week.
Please don't start the ps+ isn't free argument I know it isn't, but the game collection pays for itself ultimately making it free.
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Yourworstenemy  +   1132d ago
Free or not free? It can't be both!
doogiebear  +   1132d ago
Yeah but that's exactly the point: it's "free" Sh!t.

And by Sh!t I mean garbage.

And by my using quotes around "free", I mean that it is not free. I paid $50. I never knew in advance if the games i'd be getting would be good or bad. BUT I do know that Europe has been getting AAA titles, while I am getting the Cream of the Crap here in America (with a few exceptions of course).

Last time I checked, I pay the same equivalent for ps plus, that Europeans pay in Euro's.

So get off of your high horse and quit being naive. No one would be complaining if EU wasnt getting the best, and us the worst.
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ZigZagZach  +   1132d ago

Funny, because I just recently got an Xbox 360, and when I tried to quickly access Internet Explorer before activating my Live subscription, it said I couldn't. But, you're right it must be different for you alone...

This year, Sony offered $1200 worth of free shit with their subscription service. Yes, $1200. Don't believe me? Do the math. For $50 (cheaper by $10 than Xbox Live, which offers basically nothing in return) yields you free games every week. Every week. Do you think they can just throw off all their Triple A games just like that? I bet in the coming months we'll see Starhawk, Twisted Metal, maybe God of War collection. You cannot honestly expect them to give you a Triple A game every week, they have to disperse them over months. Considering we got one on average every two-three weeks, that's pretty good. Like, really good.

I'm not even going to get in to a comparison between Xbox Live and PS Plus, because the former is really starting to piss me off royally with some serious greediness.

So, in summary, before you go posting on N4G and other sites spewing false and utterly biased opinions on matters which you clearly know absolutely nothing about, do some research.

k thanks
kikizoo  +   1131d ago
Lol@syntax error xfan talking about "ignorant", + sony offering "shovelware" (in reality, more and better games than exclusives on xbox since 4 years : lbp2, batman, infamous, ratchet, darksiders, deadspace2, etc etc etc )

And yes, kingtrash is right, you are paying (xbl) for a free functionality on ps3 (playing online), and you have more dedicated servers on ps3 ! (more p2p on xbl), so your point is ridiculous.
InTheZoneAC  +   1132d ago
super street fighter 4 arcade, resident evil 5, retro city rampage, little big planet 2, just cause 2, ratchet and clank all for one, uncharted golden abyss, wipeout 2048, and gravity rush are some of the more recent releases in the last couple months, yet to you they're "ridiculous"

please go to xbox and never come back, my god you are cheap and spoiled.
Y_5150  +   1132d ago
Well the opinions on the log doesn't seem right to me. Seriously give it one more week. They are switching Chronovolt and Scott Pilgrim for a new free game for PS3 and Vita so keep complaining. Because next week, that my change my friend.
doogiebear  +   1132d ago
How do u know their changing it so soon? I didn't see it say that.
Y_5150  +   1132d ago
Go to "Expiring soon" section on PS+. You'll see those games on the list. That means they'll replace those games with a new selection(s) for next week because why would they take games out for no reason? :P
DivineAssault  +   1132d ago
Dude, why would you even complain? Theyre free for one & two, theres going to be many more that come up for PS3 & Vita as this year progresses.. PS Plus was the greatest online service i ever paid for.. I bet you havent even beat all the free games u have on there right now... I know i havent & theres many on there that i like.. The discounts are great too.. Your like the only person ive ever seen that complained about it.. smh, i dont understand your logic
KangarooSam  +   1133d ago
Not sure which two of the sales I should get. AC2, Just Cause 2, and Shadow of the Colossus.

Inform me, users of N4G.
WeAreLegion  +   1133d ago
AC2 is a good deal.

Just Cause 2 is a great deal because of how fun the game is. If you have a solid PC, I would recommend getting it on Steam for really cheap. Then, download the BOLO Patch from somewhere online. It makes the game ten times more fun.

Shadow of the Colossus will always be a good purchasing decision.
KangarooSam  +   1133d ago
I've already played the first AC, AC3, and AC3:L, so is AC2 worth it?

I don't have a gaming PC but I looked up the BOLO patch and that would obviously be more enjoyable. However since it's PS3 will the game still be fun? And would you suggest following the story or dicking around or both? If it's even still worth it.

I know Shadow of the Colossus is supposed to be great but never played it back in the PS2 days. Not sure if it looks too great without the nostalgia factor.

Edit: and thank you!
Would anyone suggest Bulletstorm?
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doctorstrange  +   1132d ago
The prob with AC2 is that the combat and controls will seem odd after the more refined AC3. Bulletstorm is pretty fun, but in an unrefined silly way.
WeAreLegion  +   1132d ago
AC2 is still very much worth it. Amazing story!

Yes, Just Cause 2 is worth buying on PS3, as well. It was free for Plus though, so that's how I got it. One of the most addicting things you'll ever play. Both the campaign and running around are very fun!

SotC is definitely worth a try. Even without nostalgia, it is a masterpiece.

Bulletstorm is a fun playthrough, but it's a one-and-done type of deal.
Kingthrash360  +   1132d ago
AC2 good buy in fact EASY buy.
Bulletstorm fun fast and silly easy buy too but not the best fps on market... But defiantly not the worst I give it a 7.9 with the sale its almost a must buy.
doctorstrange  +   1132d ago
Shadow of the Colossus is a game everyone should play, although the graphics and gameplay mechanics are obviously a bit dated
FrightfulActions  +   1132d ago
Just wanted to add in my two-cents and vouch for Just Cause 2. It's a really fun game that you will probably never actually beat 100%. It is huge. Like, really huge. I wasn't expecting much from it since I didnt care for the first one, but it really blew me away with just how fun it was.

Its a massive free-roaming game with tons of stuff to do. You can fly planes, parachute, all kinds of stuff. I enjoyed it more than GTA4, personally, far as the fun factor goes. I'm not sure I'd call it a sleeper hit, since I dont know the sales numbers, but I cant help but feel like it hasn't gotten nearly as much attention as it should had.

Very fun game, if you like free roaming massive open world games, it'd be right up your alley.
SavageFlamingo  +   1133d ago
Wtf..I just bought Arkham City for 30 last night. This happens every time. Lol.
WeAreLegion  +   1133d ago
It was $7.50 for the GOTY Edition on Steam yesterday, man. Should've gotten that one.
SavageFlamingo  +   1133d ago
I only play MMOs on PC. But I thought about it.
Yourworstenemy  +   1132d ago
So there's a PS3 game sale on steam huh? Mmmm
Avernus  +   1133d ago
Underwhelming. I've been quiet about not getting the same level of games as EU, as I thought it would eventually come to the US. But after seeing they get Batman AC, and MANY other good titles, we get yet another lame addition to PS+.

I like PS+, don't get me wrong, but my patience with the service is running a little thin atm.
nevin1  +   1133d ago
How good of an improvment is Infamous 2 vs the Original?
ftwrthtx  +   1132d ago
Not really improved as it plays almost exactly the same. That's not a bad thing IMO though.
r21  +   1132d ago
IMO its way way better than the first game :D
Riderz1337  +   1132d ago
It's a huge improvement. It's what a sequel to a video game should be. So much of an improvement that I am eagerly waiting to see what inFamous 3 will be like or maybe they will have a new IP. I think inFamous 2 is better than the original in almost every way possible. Better graphics, better combat mechanics (because of the amp thing), more destructible enviornments, larger map to explore etc. My ONLY complaint with the game is sometimes when you are using the amp to attack enemies the camera goes into weird positions and you can't see whats going in. It's a small critique considering how well the game does in every other department.
Luke_fon_Fabre  +   1132d ago
Ugh. They never add anything anymore...
Riderz1337  +   1132d ago
The hell are you talking about we just got Bioshock 2.
hobohunterz  +   1132d ago
We had already got that this summer so that wasn't too great when Europe got arkham city free
doctorstrange  +   1132d ago
Didn't really expect much this time of the year
ftwrthtx  +   1132d ago
At least we got something. HK and Europe get nothing until after the new year.
oNIXo  +   1132d ago
I pay $60 a year for a service that gives me free games and discounts. I want them to give me games that have only been out for a few months, because I pay for this shit. It's not like I pay for a service that I could get for free.


Some people pay $55 a year JUST TO PLAY ONLINE. If you buy PS+ you get free games and discounts, yet you still complain about what free games they give you?
ftwrthtx  +   1132d ago
It's easy to forget that that other basic services aren't free for non PlayStation users.
Hicken  +   1132d ago
I don't get it. A few down releases and people are talking about dropping Plus?

Oh, that makes PERFECT sense.

Cuz, you know, Plus hasn't proven its worth for the other 10-11 months of the year...
Riderz1337  +   1132d ago
I still haven't finished Bioshock 2 or RE 5 so I am actually happy that we are getting this NBA game. I need to catch up on my games!
dalsang  +   1132d ago
Should be called us + jap update, never seen eu on this "global update"
e-p-ayeaH  +   1132d ago
American Plus members better like basketball...

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