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Celebrating 1 Year of the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection

The PS Plus Instant Game Collection is now one year old and take a look at all these free games you got with your membership. What a great deal! With the upcoming PS4 on the horizon can you afford not to get on board? 3 platforms, same price.

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dedicatedtogamers1185d ago

WOW! Sony is really pushing PS+. Can't argue against all those games.

Kanzes1185d ago (Edited 1185d ago )

Only insane people who doesn't subscribe PS+... you gets a lot of free games on your Vita, PS3, and soon PS4

RGDubz1185d ago TrollingShow
xHeavYx1185d ago

Nice try, you must work for Sony since you know so much, otherwise I'd just think you are a big fat troll.
People keep using that excuse that you "rent" the games, even though you have a whole year to complete them. Those same people talk crap now that they get AC2 and Halo 3, please.
I can't be any happier with my PS+, even though I have a backlog of games because of TLOU

WhittO1185d ago (Edited 1185d ago )

Do you get as many games in the EU? UK Store

I tried looking the other day and it looked like they only offer like 8-10 games? lol

Couldn't find the list of free titles

BabyTownFrolics1185d ago

RGDubz

do you have any sources to back up that claim or are you speculating just to be provocative. If you can share a citation with the class I would love to see it. Seriously, I'm interested.

Ritsujun1185d ago

PS+, at the moment, offers 5 to 6 free games per month. That's 60+ free games per year.
Lots of discounts.
1GB cloud storage for PS3, 1GB cloud storage for PSVITA.
Auto firmware/gamepatch update. Auto gamesave upload.
Free themes, free avatars.
Access to closed betas and early demos.
Full game trials.

It seems that PS+ will be offering 3 PS4 games for free on PS+ at PS4 launch.
I'm expecting 7 to 8 free games per month after the launch of PS+ on PS4.

PsychOff1185d ago (Edited 1185d ago )

@RGDubs

That is only Drive Club. You clearly are assuming every other PS4 game will be like that on PS+ which it won't be.

The fact they are giving away anything PS4 in PS+ right away should be enough for people but as always it never is. I mean what do you expect for PS4 games in PS+ right away? Use some common sense please.

Hell we probably won't get that many PS4 games if anything it will be like the PS Vita for a while. A mix of old games and PS4 ones occasionally until later on.

Regardless you people can complain about PS+ but it is one sub for PS3, PS4 and PS Vita. I don't care how you flip it or try comparing it to some rental service it isn't the same thing sure there are similarities.

RGDubz1185d ago (Edited 1185d ago )

Prepared to be disappointed next-gen, if you think DriveClub will be the only trial/half game you're gonna get.

A whole year is still a rental, see rental in the dictionary.

@whitt0 no those are the games they've been given since PS+ started if you weren't a member then you only get a few games at a time, you cannot join US PS+ today and download all those games.

I can get links but if you search about DriveClub not being a full game for PS+ members on google I'm sure you'll find that what I'm saying is true. & the sources.

You can expect 3 to 4 half games/trials at launch for PS+, don't expect free full game rentals next-gen like it was with the PS3.

SONY is pulling bs as well next-gen but they're being subtile about unlike Microsoft.

Koyes1185d ago

PS+ is easily the best videogame service of all time. I just finished Demon's Souls yesterday, a game I rate as my top 3 for this gen and without PS+, I would never have even considered playing it. I also played Hitman Absolution, Sleeping Dogs and inFAMOUS 2, all for free and that is just a small portion of what there is. With the new update, we get Battlefield 3 and Saints Row 3! Two blockbuster games for free and the former, I have not played yet so with PS+, I can play it for free :D

Thegamer411185d ago

Well I can prove you wrong right now since Outlast is already confirmed to be free with PS+ and the PS4 is not even released yet, so yes, its safe to assume we will get more full games for free in the near future.

Why o why1185d ago

Rgdubz

Ps plus games are indefinite rentals....whats your point though. You seem really bitter people are enjoying the best rental service know on consoles. Maybe you should use your energy finding some data to back up the crudd you pulled from your rare. All you're doing is projecting....all you're looking like is a bitter troll.......get back under your bridge of hate

gaffyh1185d ago

@WhittO - PS+ is an area where so far, the EU offerings have tended to be even better. They always offer a certain amount of games for a while (I think 6?, can't be bothered checking), and then rotate other content each month.

WhittO1185d ago (Edited 1185d ago )

its not really an instant collection if you can't even download all them titles since they are only up there for a month or so at a time.

So if I delete a game due to space and it is no longer available can I re-download it?

*Edit Also why was I getting disagrees for asking a question? lol is it because fanboys didn't like the answer?

HarryMasonHerpderp1185d ago (Edited 1185d ago )

@Witt

If you downloaded it into your download list then you can get the games back from there whenever you want (whether you have deleted the games on your hard drive or not)

MysticStrummer1185d ago (Edited 1185d ago )

One word to prove RGDubz wrong :

Outlast

Edit - @WhittO - While a title is available for no extra charge, click to download then cancel. After that, you can download it whenever you want, as long as your membership is active.

sweendog1185d ago

reply to whitto. yes once you have initially downloaded it you can delete it and download it as many times as you want. also if it is taken off the instant games list but you have downloaded it you can still play it. not sure where this one year thing keeps getting mentioned though

gaffyh1185d ago

Also if your PS+ lapses, you can't play the PS+ games, but if you resubscribe, you get them all back. They're stored under your download list in the account settings.

WhittO1185d ago

^^^ Thanks thats good to know.

I would download them all anyway and just delete the ones I don't want.

Just sorry that I'm not going to get to play any of these games for free since they wont be available when I get PS+ :{

LakerGamerEnthusiast1185d ago

Or......... people who don't have the money to support the subscription atm... Hence, me. lol

Rachel_Alucard1184d ago

Make sure to finish the job and down bubble all trolls! Keeps the site pest free and your day more enjoyable!

Thank you for listening!

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TheTwelve1185d ago

PS+ is one of the reasons why Sony is coming into this next gen with so much momentum, and viewed as a "good guy" by media these days.

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Thantalas1185d ago (Edited 1185d ago )

When PlayStation Plus was first launched I didn't see any benefit to me - just discounts of stuff I didn't want. Then last year the Instant Game Collection was announced, I tried it and I was stunned by the value it offers. The standard price is about the cost of ONE new game, for that you get at least three top quality games a month. Games like Sleeping Dogs, Hitman Absolution, Arkham City, Ico Collection, Uncharted 3. These are not 1 dollar games! I now have a backlog of titles to clear before the next gen.

Somebody mentioned about the PS4 not having any games on PS+. But as a new console its obvious there won't be any library titles at launch. However as the year passes games will be added - this is what happened with the Vita. In fact I don't own a Vita, but I already have a library of games for it. Honestly, if you have a PlayStation console and an internet connection it's worth trying.

devwan1185d ago

Exactly the same experience here - discounts and online saves didn't really appeal when it launched, but once the instant game collection appeared I jumped in and never looked back. I bought a Vita day one but never expected plus to come to Vita so strongly and at no extra cost... this bodes really well for ps4.

Another great thing is I know I'll still get use from my ps3s around the house for some time to come even when I have ps4.

imdaboss11185d ago

xboxlive what?? playstation + thats where its at..worth every penny!

GribbleGrunger1184d ago (Edited 1184d ago )

62p per rental for one year
31p per rental for two years
15p per rental for three years

I'm taking that! Thank you very much.

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Majin-vegeta1185d ago

Excuse me while i pick up my jaw from the floor.

RGDubz1185d ago

Rentals, nothing more.. Gone when your PS+ expires.

Had they been actual "free" games I'd been a PS+ member a long time ago.

Makasu1185d ago

Why in the world would you get rid of PS PLUS? Its amazeballs!

RGDubz1185d ago

Ask some of my friends who said they never stop being a PS+ member but are no longer PS+ members today, every game they had was a rental in the end.

Why o why1185d ago

Let me see. Did you have a problem being locked out of the multiplayer sections of games this gen.

How much does it cost to rent half of these games for a whole year. Lmao...bitter bitter bitter..

NukaCola1185d ago

Weird, I lot of my PS+ games and content stayed when I lapsed a month. I guess they aren't rentals after all there mr negativity. I used to rent multiplayer, Netflix, and demoes from Xbox, but then I decided that was stupid and canceled that LIVE highway robbery of a bill. But you joined less than 2 weeks ago so you know whatever you say isn't biased.../s

Philoctetes1185d ago

When you rent a game, you're required to return it by a particular date (or pay a late fee). That's not the case with PS+ games. They're yours forever as long as you have a PS+ subscription.

A better analogy is to music subscription services like Rhapsody or Spotify.

RGDubz1185d ago (Edited 1185d ago )

You contradict yourself as soon as you say "as long as you have PS+".

So which is it? do they last forever or expire with PS+? Both? lol

That's an oxymoron if I ever seen one.

The games you actually buy don't expire or require PS+ to play them, so how can you say PS+ "free" games are yours to the same equivalent of you going out and having purchased them yourself?

Makasu1185d ago

Exactly. Besides, 64 games for $50. Win win win.

moparful991184d ago

@RGDubz Why are you soooo hung up on the fact that PS+ is tantamount to a rental service? Fact of the matter is that as long as I am a subscriber I get instant access to a growing list of Great games, not mediocre games.. Call it what you want but at the end of the day PS+ actually gives something back to the gamer whereas Live requires you to "rent" the multiplayer portion of your game..

dedicatedtogamers1185d ago

And what is wrong with rentals? Even if I decided to cancel my PS+ subscription after one year, that's 60+ games for an entire year, less than $1 per game, with no time limits (I don't have to "return" those games like I do for a rental).

People call PS+ a "rental service" as if that's a bad thing. It's actually the best and cheapest rental service in the gaming industry right now. The fact that you don't keep your games is insignificant when you consider you're "renting" each game for less than a dollar per year.

Veneno1184d ago

Ps+ Is the netflix of gaming. What's not to love?

cpayne931185d ago

Even if it is a rental service its a damn good value.

Veneno1184d ago

Exactly. Like I said above you get acces to a huge library of games just like you do with netflix movies. Everybody loves netflix. Only fanboys hate ps plus.

thebudgetgamer1185d ago

Yea, that's how it works. Netflix won't let you keep watching movies when you stop paying, Gamefly does not let you keep their games when you stop paying ect ect.

Besides just based on the discounts it pays for itself within two months.

ExPresident1185d ago

Work harder on being a better troll.

It doesn't matter if its a 'rental' service when the value is far more than the entry cost. PS+ as it stands is the best deal out there for the consumer and gamer. When I can get several hundreds of dollars worth of games out of my $50 entry cost, I'd call that a steal.

Sony hasn't tried to trick anyone with what the games are, its made beyond clear that you lose those games when your subscription expires, just like they make it beyond clear that anything you purchase, even via PS+ discount, you keep forever, even after your subscription expires.

Your statement at the top of this article's list of replies is trash as well. You make a speculation of what will happen with all games, and have absolutely nothing to even back up the claim that the future of PS+ games are half games/trials. PS+ users already get 1 hour trials of various games, and those are obviously trials compared to the full games we do get. Its pretty evident that Sony is using the launch title of Drive Club, along with its already apparent attention/popularity to push PS+ and ease the transition into PS+ being required for multiplayer. Because its a launch title / new IP, they aren't given the entire game away in PS+ just like no other company would give a brand new IP away for no cost.

Here's an idea for you. Just stop trying to be a troll and work on pointing out the good things, and providing constructive criticism.

Have a good day.

majiebeast1185d ago

Go rent all those games from gamefly im pretty sure it is alot more expensive.

Kryptix1185d ago

You don't understand and trying to spin a positive into a negative. Did you see what Playstation Plus had to offer for the past year? The proof is in the article. You're getting way more than what you pay for which is $50 a year for more than that of quality games. Why not subscribe again and expand that library even more since more games are given the month after? I was foolish till I subscribed a year for the first time some weeks ago. I got Infamous 2, Little Big Planet 2, Xcom: Enemy Unknown, Uncharted 3's single player in one month and those couple of games are more than 50 dollars already. And there's more I didn't mention like Saints Row 3, Vanquish, and so on. And that covers one month of my year subscription, can't wait for next month for the next quality titles. That's love right there, and Microsoft has taken the same route now on giving free games. I'm thinking someone at Microsoft got a PS Plus subscription and figured what free means. lol

PsychOff1185d ago (Edited 1185d ago )

First that comment makes no sense, so you expect to pay for PS+ lets say a year and keep every single game for a mere $50 that you got in that year? How does that make sense? If you were running Sony, please explain to me how that would be ethical in a business standpoint?

It also defeats the purpose you are willing to pay for a subscription but you expect it to not be a subscription service.

Anyway every person with the ability to think knows how PS+ works. I don't get why you try to make it sound any different than it is.

We are all aware of how the service works. What you don't seem to be aware of is that the service is optional, so you make it seem that it is forced or something. Even for the PS4 it isn't technically needed.

Oh please.. Where are your friends to back you up?

sAVAge_bEaST1185d ago

Gone when your PS+ expires. --Only to reappear or download(since they are still in your DL list) when you re-subscribe.. trust me, I do 3 month ones all the time.

Anon19741185d ago (Edited 1185d ago )

Yep, and that's why Netflix is a waste because it's only good as long as you're a subscriber. You don't own those movies and show so it's a complete rip off.

Oh wait...

Thegamer411185d ago

Well what do you expect Sony to do, allow people to subscribe for PS+ just for 1month, download all the free games, then cancel the subscription? Its not any different to services like Netflix. People that complain about PS+ obviously are not subscribed.

Why o why1185d ago

Of course......thats what everybody else is doing o_0

Pro_TactX1185d ago

@RGDubz

In addition to the rentals, you also get discounts and free DLC that you do get to keep after the subscription. You can attempt to downplay the value of PS+ if you want, but people are going to see right through you.

Who cares if they are rentals anyway? The amount of content connected to the subscription increases every month, so every month the subscription becomes more valuable. Why would you unsubscribe?

devwan1185d ago

"The amount of content connected to the subscription increases every month, so every month the subscription becomes more valuable. Why would you unsubscribe?"

This.

I honestly can't figure out how they make it pay.

DVAcme1185d ago

"Who cares if they are rentals anyway? The amount of content connected to the subscription increases every month, so every month the subscription becomes more valuable. Why would you unsubscribe? "

EXACTLY. As long as you check the game as "purchased" on PSN, the game will always be available for download as long as your PS+ subscription is active. You just need to, once a month, make sure you check the games and your library continues to grow and grow for the same fixed price. The Instant Game Collection, as it stands right now, is LEAGUES beyond any other subscription service on sheer value, and that value continues to grow each month.

PS+ is not an expenditure, it's an INVESTMENT, and the more people that subscribe and support it, the more value that will come down the line. Don't be surprised if, around the 1 year mark of the PS4's launch, Sony does some kind of huge PS+ thing to reward the fans.

HarryMasonHerpderp1185d ago (Edited 1185d ago )

@RGDubz
So you're saying to rent and complete 64 games in a year for $50 isn't worth the asking price?
Not to mention the discounts and exclusives you get.
If that's what you're saying then I'm sorry my friend you don't know a good deal when you see one.

MWong1185d ago

i think that's what he's saying.

I don't care I have my PS+ now, will be playing BF4 in the future and will be able to rent more games. So I guess they will be mine forever!!!

MysticStrummer1185d ago

"Ask some of my friends who said they never stop being a PS+ member but are no longer PS+ members today, every game they had was a rental in the end."

Yeah we'll get right on that as soon as you provide a way to contact them.

I'm curious though...

Did you ever have a membership somewhere that allowed you to rent movies or games? Paying a membership fee, then paying extra to rent the movies and/or games? Blockbuster or something like that?

If so, are you saying that if you were offered the chance to have various games at no extra charge every month you'd say no? Granted, you don't choose which titles are included, but there are so many of them chances are good that you'd find something you like throughout the year.

Then add on top of that other things that are either included at no extra charge or discounted for members, free full game trials, and early beta invites.

All of these things added together have a higher value than what you pay to be a member, yet it's a bad deal?

Everyone has to judge the value of PS+ for themselves, but I find it hard to believe that a gamer would have a problem with it. A casual might I guess.

HiddenMission1185d ago

@RGDubz

1st off you just created your account a couple of weeks back so I'm assuming this a 2nd or even 3rd account.

2nd what rental service do you know of allows you to keep building your library of games each month...with no limit?

3rd you spend $50 a year and get tons of free DLC, avatars, early betas and save over $500 a year on game purchases...so yeah you say rental WE say smart consumer friendly service that saves smart people money.

But what the hell do I know go pay for XBLG just to get online MP and NOTHING ELSE...lol

extermin8or1185d ago

Well yeah you have to have the active subscription but if you drop the subscription then resubscribe you get all the content you previously had back swell... And as its going to be required to play online next gen its a pretty good deal really. Oh and your earlier comments on ps4 plus games are slightly incorrect Drive Club is getting a slightly reduced feature version for PS plus (think its missing some single player stuff) but otherwise its the full games free son games like outlast the full game is free they did announce others but I forget-it'll be one ps4 title a month and after a year the PS plus edition of drive club will be replaced with a different game-but the complete version.Would be unreasonable to expect a full copy of Drive Club effectively free on its release date though wouldn't it?

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Gamesgbkiller1185d ago

I don't have to worry about my wallet any more :)

tweet751185d ago

ps plus is a great deal if you delay your purchases. I think sony realizes that most games they put up for free gamers have already bought anyways. If you are patient and pay the yearly subscription fee its a great deal.

despair1185d ago

For me its more the games you will eventually get to but just didn't that gets put there, so instead of buying it and putting it down for a later date now you can wait for it to show up on PS+.

Of course there will always be the titles that everyone who wanted it already bought it but usually there is something for everyone.