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PlayStation Plus: Battlefield 3 Free for Members, Summer Blast Discounts

PSBlog - "Battlefield 3 free for Plus members this week, big discounts in the Summer Blast sale, and a look at July's upcoming Instant Game Collection additions.

July Preview:

Battlefield 3 (PS3)
PSN Price: $39.99, Free for PS Plus members"

Metal Slug XX (PSP, Compatible on PS Vita)
PSN Price: $19.99, Free for PS Plus members

Jet Set Radio (PS3)
PSN Price: $9.99, Free for PS Plus members

Dokuro (PS Vita)
PSN Price: $13.99, Free for PS Plus members

Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee HD (PS3)
PSN Price: $9.99, Free for PS Plus members" (PS3)

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ThatCanadianGuy514  +   388d ago | Funny
This is fantastic.Been telling my friend to buy BF3 for what feels like a lifetime now.He's one of those COD guys, tho.

Finally, i can lure him into the better shooter and make him my tank repair bitch.

No excuses now, it's free.
allformats  +   388d ago | Well said
Sony is mad. Sony is utterly mad! This is too good to be true man! Keep them coming!

Why the dislikes? I say "Mad" in overly awesome! Get with it, folks!

Bring on the free games!
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Goro  +   388d ago
This update isn't very good at all, most PS Plus subscribers already have BF3 and the rest of the games are awful.
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darthv72  +   388d ago
metal slug XX
my psp is going to get charged up and play me some metal slug goodness.
Smoovekid  +   388d ago
@Yakuzaz How do you know most peole have BF3?
zippycup  +   388d ago
that's why he got so meany disagrees
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HammadTheBeast  +   388d ago
Meanwhile on XBL.....

Tower Defense.
PeaSFor  +   388d ago
Meanwhile on XBL.....

Cricket sounds
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JohnS1313  +   388d ago
"This update isn't very good at all, most PS Plus subscribers already have BF3 and the rest of the games are awful. "

What a dope you are xYakuzaz. I have two of the games but not BF3 and the other games I don't have seem really good. It's a great list.
The_Infected  +   388d ago
@xYakuzaz

I don't have BF3 and I've been wanting to play it but never ended up getting it so now I can enjoy it for free. So I enjoy PS Plus free games despite your opinion.
BLAKHOODe  +   388d ago
Haters are going to hate and say any dumb thing they can think of to try to justify their hate, but if you don't recognize that Battlfield 3 "free" "rented" or however you see it is not a great VALUE for Playstation Plus members, you're an idiot.

On top of the "freebie" or "rental", we're getting ridiculous savings on some AAA titles that we KEEP.. FOREVER.. rather our Plus membership expires or not.
shivvy24  +   388d ago
Lol i dont have BF3 so its a win !
specialguest  +   388d ago
The last time I looked into PS Plus membership perks was back when free games meant old PS1 games. And now...? WOW! BF3 for free during membership?!? That's what I'm talking about. Suddenly the PS Plus requirement for PS4 multiplayer isn't so bad.
xPhearR3dx  +   388d ago
@xYakuzaz

While I agree the rest of the games are pretty awful, I'm so happy BF3 is free for Plus Members. I recently picked up a PS3 again and already bought BF3 for PC/360 and didn't want to really buy it again to play with my friends. Since I'm a plus member, this worked out great for me. Seeing how a have a big backlog of PS3 exclusives I haven't played, I'm kinda glad BF3 is the only worth while title for me this month.
mewhy32  +   388d ago
Wow. Sony is the best. You pay 10.00 less than Xbox Live and get games like uncharted, battlefield 3 for free!!! While Micro$oft gives you Halo3 ROFL!!!!!
Septic  +   388d ago
Damn. That is a brilliant deal.

PSN is putting Xbox Live to shame when it comes to value.
Kaneda  +   388d ago
In a few months, you will be playing with ghost. BF4 is coming out! FPS gamers will be playing BF4. BF3 needs a lot of players to have fun! Since the maps are so big!
The_KELRaTH  +   388d ago
@xYakuzaz

OK so sure there are a lot of ppl that already own BF3 and I'm one of them but how about looking at it from a different perspective to just what you already have and consider that for existing BF3 players it will boost the players and servers again.
I also own Xcom Enemy Unknown BUT... I still downloaded the free PSN version as it means I don't need to have the disc to hand - and this will also apply to BF3.
AlexanderNevermind  +   387d ago
@ SpecialGuest

Where U been?!

If you decide to purchase + look in the library of all the free games.............ENJOY.
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T2  +   387d ago
@yakuzaz - I already own bf3, but I was waiting to pick up saints row 3 for 19.99 to mess around on... and then guess what happened last week?
plus already saved me 20 bucks in the first month i had it. If heavy rain goes on there I will have paid off my sub, LOL

edit - @kelrath - great idea i am going to download bf3 too and give my copy to a friend!! First I will watch the video on how to share games though just to make sure I get it right.
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Crazyglues  +   388d ago
@ DayZ

-make him my tank repair bitch... LoL

Thank you for making me laugh so hard... -yeah BF3 is an awesome shooter, make sure you show him the ropes, because these COD guys are never prepared for a real fps...

Tip number one..
-yeah sniper shots tend to go down as they go across a long distance- you know like in real life- ...LoL
(unlike in COD where you can just shoot from any distance, and have no bullet drop)

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superbhoy  +   388d ago
the maps on cod are so small they dont need it anyway
warewolfSS  +   388d ago
Alright
angelsx  +   388d ago
My dream is to play Battlefield in cinema.
badz149  +   388d ago
buy a HDMI-enable projector
like mine Acer P1200i - dirt cheap now (not very good but decent but those Full HD projectors would be the best of course) and set your PS3 to a 5.1 home theater system, (I use my ancient Yahama TSS-10 I bought 10 years ago in Japan) and you're set to go! I have a 51" plasma too but I do game on my 'private cinema' every now and then!
ShwankyShpanky  +   388d ago
Anybody else have a digital copy of BF3 that can tell me how big it is?

My 500GB is starting going to need some new holes punched in its belt.
mrmarx  +   388d ago
about 7 with updates close to 12 with all dlc
mrmarx  +   388d ago
and gold for xbox gets a 5 year old xbox arcade game lol
T2  +   387d ago
ugh don't remind me, my gold sub is up in october.... biggest waste of money ever, but of course I didn't have a choice as they had my credit card anyway, and I didn't know the default setting was "auto renew" and you can't remove your credit card info either it doesn't let you sign in to live.... fn money-grubbers.
GravelerMagnitude9  +   388d ago
Sony done lift up the toilet seat
and let it all loose on microsoft, even last weeks tacos was in the mix

omg , enough with the games Sony, your too f**k'n much Sonya baby

microsoft too greedy to give a free to play game for free

xbox fans, i beg you to go the sony route , just please. you only hold yourself back if you dont
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dale_denton  +   388d ago
does it come with story only and no multiplayer?
badz149  +   388d ago
what?
it's the full game dude! Granted that it's not the Premium Edition but it's the full BF3 game! kinda unbelievable, right? welcome to PS+!
dale_denton  +   387d ago
whoa chill
it was only a question.. i've been a ps+ sub since day one.. sometimes we do get games that have only the story and no multiplayer... simple question dude. but thanks for the info.
badz149  +   387d ago
^^^
what? is it true? what game that you were saying that only has campaign but not MP? honestly never heard about it.
dale_denton  +   387d ago
i downloaded uncharted 3 recently and it only came with story not online.. am i wrong or not? i'm not an xbox fanboy man.. i love my ps3! don't think i'm trolling because of an simple question. cheers.
dale_denton  +   387d ago
and yes, loving bf3 story and online =) finally finished dl
badz149  +   387d ago
never accused you of being the X fanboy
just found the question strange as like I said I didn't know that there were games separated SP from MP on PS+.

so, UC3 was like THAT ha? I didn't know because I didn't get it from PS+ as I still have my copy. but still...weird! anyway, enjoy your BF3 and cheers! sorry btw if offended
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gta_manic  +   388d ago
I literally just got 1 year of plus after reading this
Ashlen  +   388d ago
I'm really surprised an EA game made it onto PS+
ColeMacGrath  +   388d ago
Nope, I've got Kingdoms of Amalur last month, so its not the first EA game.
mxrider2199  +   387d ago
@spyder but an ea game this big ya i am very surprised
Spontogical  +   387d ago
Mass Effect 3 has also been on the Instant Game Collection too - at least for EU members, not sure about US.
Soupaman66  +   388d ago
I'm excited for ps+ bf3 too. I don't really buy shooters, but people gift me cod. Its fun but I'm also wondering if bf3 is as fast paced and fun. my dad play cod a lot and tried bf3 and didn't like it. I tried it on my friend's pc and didn't really get into it either. I'm not a big fan of strategy or pay real money for an advantage over other players. There's a chance that people played both games and prefer cod. I'm not going to shut down bf3 because I want to try it for myself. However I know there's a possibility I wont like it. I'm hoping I won't.
xxLuckyStrike  +   387d ago
Good now maybe this will give folks a reason to come off Netflix and use the ps3 for gaming
kingPoS  +   387d ago
Yeah... netflix lights up my friends list on Fridays & Saturdays. lol
Xandet  +   387d ago
Sony has no problem giving away BF3, one of the best, most active multiplayer-centric games on the market, yet MS can't spare ACII or Halo 3? Gimme a friggin' break.
3-4-5  +   385d ago
I was a COD player...not only COD..but owned all of them. Just bought BF3 2 weeks ago and I love it.

Now one of my most anticipated games is BF4. It might be my MOST wanted game.

That and Smash Brothers
Goro  +   388d ago
I feel robbed, i've had this N4G page up ready to submit after entering the URL for 7 hours and the first time i don't refresh for a few minutes it gets submitted, typical
Zones  +   388d ago | Helpful
Hahaha, I feel your pain man.

Though if you want me to delete this so that you'll resubmit it again, it's fine by me. ;)
Goro  +   388d ago
nah it's cool man, i'll get it next time :)
Zones  +   388d ago
:)
Swiggins  +   388d ago
Good Guy Zones, finds out someone was trying to submit the news before him, offers to delete it to give them a second shot.

Bubbles for being a cool dude.
Number-Nine  +   388d ago
ps+ is such a great deal
Andreas-Sword  +   388d ago
I think also PS+ is a great deal.
Read, here: http://www.gamerevolution.c...
And, here: http://www.ign.com/articles...
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BLAKHOODe  +   388d ago
Not if you're an Xbox fan. "Rented" games and big discounts are TERRIBLE.
Heretic96  +   387d ago
I would rather have rented games that I want to play, than games to keep that I will never touch.

I have had PS+ since the day that it launched, and have just about every game that they have offered "to rent". A year later I can still play those "rented" games and they are still giving me more.

How many times do you need to finish a game to be satisfied with it? Is finishing or enjoying a "rented" game any different than one that is owned.

When is the last time you didn't pay for your XBL Gold membership?

If you stop paying for PS+, you can't play the games anymore, but once you renew again, your access to the games is unlocked again.

The argument about the games being rented is absolutely weak and a clear sign that you have no real basis on which to discredit the service which you have most likely never even tried.

Please come back when you have a legitimate case as to why enjoying 64 games for $50 bucks is a bad thing.
Heretic96  +   387d ago
By the way... PS4 and Xbox One have not even launched, yet we already have 5 confirmed free games that will be available to PS+ members including Drive Club on day one.

How many Xbox One games is your Gold subscription getting you so far?

And yes, I am aware it is a slimmed down version with only certain cars and tracks available.
BLAKHOODe  +   387d ago
@Heretic96

You apparently missed the joke. I was making fun of Xbox fans discrediting the Playstation Plus service.. I was not being one of them.

Personally, I am a HUGE fan of Playstation Plus, have been a member for a few years now and I am well aware of what a great VALUE it is. I also agree with everything you said. I was an Xbox Gold member for years, as well, but let my subscription expire last year.. I only recently renewed for 6 months (at a great discount), to take advantage of the free games they are giving away. After which, my subscription will expire again as my focus will be on the PS4. BUT, I'll have those free games should I ever go back to my 360 again.
Kingthrash360  +   388d ago
bf3 ...I thought it was for the eu store....its us? &$@# YEAH!
Goro  +   388d ago
It's for both
fsfsxii  +   388d ago
Is Jet Set Radio for both regions?!
Goro  +   388d ago
Your welcome.
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matrixman92  +   388d ago
Dokuro looks interesting, already have bf3...and have no desire to play any of those other games....meh
Hicken  +   388d ago
It's a good thing you don't have to pay for any of em, right? That way, you can try em with NO risk.
Rusty515  +   388d ago
Am I the only one excited for Jet Set Radio?
matrixman92  +   388d ago
I would be, but for vita people we got it months ago through ps+ already

@Kane22 Thats why I said for us vita people...i dont need to play the game again on ps3 when I already have it on vita
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Kane22  +   388d ago
that's the ps3 version
Tyre  +   388d ago
@Rusty515 No you not, i am too. Munch Odyssey is also one hell of a fun game! I am excited to play it in HD glory! Great choices of games all around...mmmm Metal Slug is also still cool! Battlefield 3 will have most DLC included with the game (most games come with the 2/3 DLC for free on PS+). Awesome Sony!
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txpackman  +   388d ago
this is so great. Sony keeps showing MS how it is supposed to be done.
xxLuckyStrike  +   387d ago
Sony is going all out because they have too. They can't afford another PS3 market share plunge. But free shit and discounts are awesome no matter where your from.
sAVAge_bEaST  +   388d ago
let the flood of newbs begin,.. it will be fun.
Fakdafakinfakerz  +   388d ago
yep, time to undust my sniper rifle...
Ray186  +   388d ago
Damn, Talk about kicking them when their down.
Bowzabub  +   388d ago
Excellent week for PS+
GABRIEL1030  +   388d ago
HOW THIS CAN BE POSSIBLE?

PLUS IS AMAZING

THIS MONTH DEUS EX, UNCHARTED 3, SAINTS ROW, BLAZBLUE AND NOW BATTLEFIELD 3. AMAZING......
T2  +   387d ago
oh ya uncharted 3!!! LOL since I missed that one too, I just got SR3 and UC3 this week. Plus membership paid itself back in exactly one month.
Pascalini  +   388d ago
That's a real kick in the privates for MS

Seem like some good games
thebudgetgamer  +   388d ago
So much for PS+ being full of B-games argument.
brettyd  +   388d ago
Idk what crazy person would say that, they just gave us Uncharted 3.
TheFallenAngel  +   388d ago
I love PS+.
GDDR6_2014  +   388d ago
They need to call this BF3 Lite Edition

12v12 lol
Heisenburger  +   388d ago
Lite?

Lol
SpideySpeakz  +   388d ago
I feel sorry for the people who still haven't bought BF3 yet. That game should be owned by every gamer.
fsfsxii  +   388d ago
Until it got ruined by the dumb community it had when EA decided to let you rent servers and the game pretty much went to hell
T2  +   387d ago
not sure how it matters if there are rented servers?? I was a mod on a server where the rules were "no tryhards" and it was so random and weird, trolling everywhere. I couldn't take it for long and I got banned lol. But I don't go on that one anymore no big deal...
And you can still go on official DICE servers if you choose. I love the servers but my only suggestion would be ratings.
A rating system would be great like if it says no spawntrap but admin sits and spawntraps you but kicks you if you do it back, you should be able to downvote with comments. I was in a server the other day and got kicked for destroying the tanks that the enemy team was using to Baserape my team, go figure that one.
...but its best just to laugh and move on.
Statix  +   388d ago
To be honest, it only got good on PS3 a short while ago, when they FINALLY removed that horrendous input lag that plagued that version of the game for a year after launch via patch.

That flaw has been fucking up my enjoyment of this game for a long, long time.
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jocomat9  +   388d ago
the input lag is still there but its very little now. playable but you still fight the controls sometimes.
fsfsxii  +   387d ago
@Joecanada
The matter is that the mods restrict you from doing what you like to do. and i sometimes join a server and get an instant kick withough even setting foot. And baserape and spawncamp isn't fun, if you fight the mod you'll get an instant ban. I once took the Jet and a mod was appearently was behind me racing to get the Jet so i took it and got kicked out. In short, the community ruined the game
Soldierone  +   388d ago
Maybe with the influx of new users we can have games that are not constant spawn camping again....But we will still have to put up with horrible Admins on crap servers though.

I wish Oddworld was the Vita version. Really want it on that.
sAVAge_bEaST  +   388d ago
just search for [DICE] official servers. -no admins, or million ticket settings.
Soldierone  +   388d ago
Do that, half of them are full, a third of them are empty, and the rest is non stop spawn camping.

I have over 100 hours of game time on one account, but the second custom servers kicked in, I left. Tried to play again last week, just went with quick match. Got kicked from 3 servers. 1 for killing the admin, 1 for being on a streak, and 1 for who knows why, so I stopped playing. Tried a few DICE servers and all 5 I jumped into ended up being spawn camping galore.
Statix  +   388d ago
Wow, that's awesome! I've had BF3 on disc now for years--and have logged many hundreds of hours--but I've always wanted to the downloadable version for performance and convenience reasons.
SaffronCurse  +   388d ago
Great game, I already have it but the more the merrier!
E2S  +   388d ago
Wow.... Just....Wow.
macusa22  +   388d ago
Download battlefield tomorrow, then take my disc to GameStop to get trade in credit towards my PS4.
HmongAmerican  +   387d ago
smart move.
assdan  +   388d ago
At least the 360 gets defense grid.
MrBlanco  +   388d ago
for a long time i want really to have a psn plus, i think that time has come
PSjesus  +   388d ago
God i missed alot of free PS3 games since i'm traveling but my Vita plus games keep me busy thank you Sony for free games
this never happened in the history of gaming
OllieBoy  +   388d ago
BF3 is huge. Really the first big dudebro game to hit Plus.
admiralvic  +   388d ago
The funny thing is that makes it more likely / logical to become a plus game. Battlefield 3 got pretty much all the sales it's ever going to get already, especially with the Ultimate Edition being released, so it's pretty much "worthless". Makes sense to give it away, so more people can be hyped for Battlefield 4, than deny Sony.
Sarobi  +   388d ago
Nice.
plaZeHD  +   388d ago
Man this is so awesome.
sAVAge_bEaST  +   388d ago
just went to trade in blackops2, bf3, and a couple other games,..
got Last of Us,. and will re-download bf3 tomorrow, I'm over bo2 and got bf4 prordered on ps4. -dude at game stop said they had 15xboxes, and 30ps4 slots. both full, but still taking ps4 pre-orders.
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