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PS Plus August Preview: Hitman: Absolution Free for Members Tomorrow

By Morgan Haro: "Video games. You play them, otherwise, something tells me you wouldn’t be here. Since you’re here, you’re probably wondering what new games are going to be coming to PlayStation Plus as part of the Instant Game Collection in August. Well wonder no more, as we’re about to detail this month’s line up of games that are coming free to PS Plus members"

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xHeavYx1087d ago

Nice update, This will keep my Vita busy. I wish they had announced NFS though

Mea Maxima Culpa1087d ago

I agree with you that I wish they announced NFS, but how is this a "nice update"? They are just pushing out all the AMD Never Settle Reloaded games... if you have a PC with a new graphics card, you probably have all these already..

xHeavYx1087d ago

Well, I don't have a PC, I don't have Hitman or any of the other games, so, for me, it's a nice update

cleft51087d ago

We are getting free Hitman Absolution, which I didn't care for but it's okay, free Machinarium for Vita which is okay, free Zen Pinball games which are really good, free Darkstalkers Chronicle which is really cool and best of all free Bit.Trip Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, which is amazing.

This is a great update, NFS will get here sooner or later. It will be great when it does come to ps+, but the other games are hardly substandard.

gaffyh1087d ago

Really didn't like Hitman, couldn't even finish it I found it THAT boring.

Mea Maxima Culpa1087d ago

So for all you "disagrees" have you bought more or less games from PSN since you became a PS+ member?

I for one have bought FAR less!

I will keep saying it, we should get a choice in games!!

For example, if I knew I could pick between 2 games one month I would buy more on PSN knowing that if I bought it I could just pick something I didn't buy.

I would rather support the developers with my purchase if possible anyway.

A perfect example would be if Tomb Raider was a PS+ free game. Tomb Raider was such a good (under appreciated) game that I would have rather purchase/support that game and take any other free game that would have been offered that month.

SolidStoner1087d ago

I might get PS plus just for this game.. and since its going to PS4 anyway.. sooner or later.. dosnt really matter now..

BitbyDeath1087d ago (Edited 1087d ago )

@mea, what is greater though, 2 million shop sales or 10 million PS+ sales? You are supporting devs more with plus as their is more games available than most would buy generating income that wouldn't otherwise exist. Just wait till PS4 and the plus numbers would skyrocket potentially giving devs even greater earnings.

abzdine1087d ago

PS+ is the best thing ever!

MrBeatdown1087d ago

@Mea

So, let me get this right...

You say...

"I would rather support the developers with my purchase if possible anyway. "

Yet you complain that Plus doesn't give you choice... so that you can NOT take the one you think deserves the money?

If only there was some way for you to buy the games you thought were worth buying. NASA should put scientists on that one.

The_Con-Sept1087d ago

My PSN ID is The_Con-Sept. I am a PS Plus member. And I just bought Magic 2014, Stealth inc, ducktales (because I remember playing this game before.) As well as ibb and obb. Pre ordered them but I have bought more PSN games in the past year alone than I ever have. I just haven't bought more then re6, ttt2, tlou, sd, psasbr, gr (psv), resistance (psv), sly 123, r&c 123, gow 12 coo&gos, a bunch of ps1 titles, along with downloading all the free games. Yeah I have still spent quite a bit. I got mad over buying sleeping dogs and gravity rush. But after getting saints row 2 and 3.... Yeah I'm happy.

SnakeCQC1087d ago

i have a pc and have hitman on it and i think hitman is a broken shitty game

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Craigatorian1087d ago

I prefered the EU PS Plus freebies, i wanted to play all of their games

3-4-51087d ago

Would be cool to have on Xbox 360 :-(. o well

ZodTheRipper1087d ago (Edited 1087d ago )

Just get a Playstation ...and behold the ONE subscription service to rule them all.

Mea Maxima Culpa1087d ago (Edited 1087d ago )

@BitbyDeath Do you know for certain developers actually get any of the PS+ revenue? I understood that the developers "took a loss" in hope that they could sell DLC and/or sequels. Correct me if I am wrong but I think every game on PS+ doesn't get the developers ANY revenue.

porkChop1087d ago

Sony pays the developers and publishers to have the games on PS+. Not as much as retail, but Sony still pays for them. The money from the PS+ subs go toward these games.

TwinDad1086d ago (Edited 1086d ago )

Where is a link or article that states Sony pays, them? I'm interested as I assumed the developer/publisher agreed as they could profit from their DLC sales and not from the downloads of the main game.

showtimefolks1087d ago

and some still say psn-plus isn't a great service

the free games alone are worth $50 on top of that you get big discounts when you buy something on psn

joe901087d ago (Edited 1087d ago )

Complaining USA PS+ members....BOO HOO, go and cry on 4chan or something. We UK/EU gamers get screwed on everything compared to you guys. We get our games 3 days later, we are not allowed early access to some BETAS because of our region, we get some of the worst collector editions, our money is converted equal to yours in the gaming industry, $400 = £400 in your scamming gaming regime. Try living in the EU's shoes for 1 minute as a gamer, then you will not complain.

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nominal2661087d ago

Why did EU PS PLUS get 3 large retail games but US gets one?

LOGICWINS1087d ago

Regardless of what the reason is, its not like you have a choice of what you get and what you don't. Anyone in the U.S. who believes that what EU PS Plus gets is VASTLY better than what the U.S. gets should just suck it up, make a fake EU account, and get EU PS Plus cards via Ebay.

Makes more sense than complaining every month no?

DeFFeR1087d ago

"Makes more sense than complaining every month no?"

No. Complaining is free.

admiralvic1087d ago

"Makes more sense than complaining every month no?"

Not at all.

If people complain, then Sony knows that people are less than thrilled with how things currently are. Is Sony listening to use? Well we got a poll (which might just be for show), but they did go back to revealing everything at the start of the month, so I like to believe they're at least listening a little bit.

As far as your solution goes, that sadly makes no sense if you're a Vita user. Not only would I lose everything I currently have on my US account, I would have to constantly swap between the two (wasting time / effort and losing out on trophies) just to make the EU account mildly work for me. Finally, if everyone just accepted things as they are, then Plus will logically become a lower and lower value.

Like I personally don't mind that EU gets a "better" deal than the US, but I do mind that the US is double dipping with freebies. First there was Jet Set Radio and now we have Machinarium. Some games I wouldn't mind on both consoles, but it just looks bad to double up on games. Especially since the Vita offers have largely been lackluster.

HeavenlySnipes1087d ago

Given the fact that EU pays more for PS+ than we do ($50 for PS+ here and £50 there which is not equal) I'd say they deserve better updates given they are paying an equivalent of like $77 for plus

FunAndGun1087d ago

When did Sony ever state that EU, US, and Japan Plus subscriptions would be the same or even similar?

They are all separate subscriptions.

You pay $50 for a yearly sub. Either the content is worth it to you or it is not. Do you compare everything you purchase in the US to how the rest of the world purchases those similar items?

nominal2661087d ago

Jeez, it was just a question. Never did I say it wasn't fair. I know that the US has some advantages in some areas and EU has its own advantages as well. i was just hoping for a logical answer. Like "oh, because of region popularity, or demand." Or something like that. I'm plenty happy with my subscription! =D

Salooh1087d ago

I wish if it's separate , Eu already got hitman , and the rest of the games looks awful and doesn't worth even looking at their names..

Yes , i got both Eu and US..

admiralvic1087d ago

Depends on how you look at it.

If you go from a literal "they said so" stand point, then you're right. However, if you look at it from the early days of plus, then you would see that US and EU were LARGELY the same. The only differences were usually avatars / themes, which the US sometimes got. About the time of the IGC we saw them go vastly different directions.

FunAndGun1087d ago

sorry....guess I am just tired of people complaining about the differences of the two subscriptions instead of focusing on the content and value they are actually getting.

probably just should have continued scrolling without making a comment. :)

anyway, game on!

slimeybrainboy1087d ago

I have to agree that EU gets better content. Unfortunately for you i'm from the UK so I won't complain. Hey, You guys still have Party in the USA, that song is the shit.

joe901087d ago

@nominal266, USA PS+ members can go and cry on 4chan or something. We UK/EU gamers get screwed on everything compared to you guys. We get our games 3 days later, we are not allowed early access to some BETAS because of our region, we get some of the worst collector editions, our money is converted equal to yours in the gaming industry, $400 = £400 in your scamming gaming regime. Try living in the EU's shoes for 1 minute as a gamer, then you will not complain.

nominal2661086d ago

Lol you didn't read my 2nd comment did you? Don't worry no one is crying over a video game console. im much too old for that. =P

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LOGICWINS1087d ago

I keep telling this to people every month. Whatever EU gets, the US gets. It may take a little more time, but we will get it.

Goro1087d ago

Where's Red Dead Redemption?

LOGICWINS1087d ago

If u want Red Dead so bad, why not buy it? You can probably find it for less than 15 bucks now.

stage881087d ago

Don't bother with RDR. It's a chore fest.

Insomnia_841087d ago

People complaining because they don't get what they want from PS+.

How about you all complaining stfu and BUY WHATEVER IT IS THAT YOU WANT!!

Ignorance is very annoying.

Goro1087d ago (Edited 1087d ago )

I've already had RDR since launch (It's my GOTG and i've got 100% of trophies), I'm just saying your point is wrong because US didn't get RDR eventually after a year now

LOGICWINS1087d ago

Just because it hasnt happened yet doesnt mean that it won't.

kupomogli1087d ago (Edited 1087d ago )

@LOGICWINS

"if u want Red Dead so bad, why not buy it?"

That wasn't the point. You stated that everything Europe gets the US gets. He mentioned a game that the US hasn't got. Here's what else Europe has got that the US still hasn't received.

Dead or Alive 5, Red Dead Redemption, Unit 13, Batman Arkham City, Mass Effect 3, Motorstorm Apocalypse, Crysis 2, Lord of the Rings War in the North, Rayman Origins, Kingdoms of Amalur, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, ICO/SotC Collection, and more.

That's a ridiculous amount of retail titles that they've received that we haven't especially when last month I think Europe received the last of the retail games the US hasn't received aside from Disgaea 3 Vita version. Not counting old PSP games instead of retail Vita game.

Now I have most of the games that were released for Europes and US', but I don't have Crysis 2, Motorstorm Apocalypse, and no longer have War in the North or Kingdoms of Amalur. Those would be games I'd enjoy getting. I shouldn't have to create a Europe account in order to get some decent games. Sony should show their entire fanbase respect rather than sticking the middle finger up at them if you don't live in specific regions.

Japan gets a good monthly PS+, Europe gets a good monthly PS+. US fans get the middle finger.

xxxsiegezzz1087d ago

I actually like when sometimes USA can suck the middle finger. If Europe would have worse Ps+ then you would be saying "I'm so glad that I live in USA it rules mathafukazaz"

admiralvic1087d ago

"Just because it hasnt happened yet doesnt mean that it won't."

So you state an absolute "Whatever EU gets, the US gets.", but write off the absolute nature with the concept that it can always happen in the future. I am sorry, but at most we usually get what EU gets, though even that is unture. The only thing that actually happens, is that a game given in Europe becomes slightly (maybe 1%) more likely than any other game on the PSN. Simply because it happened once and might happen again. Even then, it's more of a belief than a fact.

Pillsbury11087d ago

NO we do not game the same games. We might get very similar games but not exactly the same.

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nick3091087d ago

A psp game again, a vita game that was on plus as a ps3 version,a running game.... And a pinball game? Only hitman worthy here.

Goro1087d ago

Crappy update, It's just the reality, Let the disagrees commence

LOGICWINS1087d ago

Its not the best update, but its not the worst. I'll simply dl Hitman and ignore everything else.

nick3091087d ago

The fanboys disagree with the truth , nothing new here.

xXBlondieVanHarlowXx1087d ago

OR maybe (you listening?) O_- People actually disagree about it being crappy and know that just because they have no interest in it doesn't mean it's a bad update!!

Naaaaah that can't be it. FANBOYZZZZZZ!!!

fsfsxii1087d ago

The fanboys will cause metoer to fall on earth

TheFutureIsBlue1087d ago

Ask and you shall receive *disagree*