Dana Olson writes: "Just checked the PlayStation Store, and it looks like flOw is available for free. Get it if you can!"
flOw will be free on the PSN until 9:00 PM PST, February 13th.
It's true. Please approve this quickly so others can know. Downloading now. Thanks for the heads up.
Yep, it's free. Just got mine.
if you like flOw, you'll love Flower... we're giving away two copies later today (same site as this story), just in time for Valentine's Day. :)
Got mine too, thanks for the article!
got mine....relaxing game.
Everything is better FREE
Just got mine.
lol ive had this game for years now! nothing too exciting
Within the current description of flOw (within the make.believe section of the NA PSN store) one can read; only available for the US and Canada. Europe may get something tomorrow.
Make an American account for science's SAKE!
Yeah i downloaded it and everything just now. I guess they were doing because it's been out for so long.
meh, had it since it came out... good for everyone else though.
i have this game already and its pretty cool and you cant beat something thats free ^,..^
Efff free. Just give us Europeans the damn trophy patch that the US got months ago.
Thanks Sony :)
Downloading it now! Thanks for the info.
The flOw trophypatch released in EU in december... stop complaining and try starting the game instead....
Use this proxy on your PS3. 126.96.36.199:8085 Took 30mins to download fl0w. Slow, but OK for a free game i guess.
and now it's mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine not yours mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine hahahaha!!! /insanity ok i'm back what did I miss
Geometry wars is better
Free is best.
Free is best but its not free here
all i got was an error. EDIT- maybe it's for US only. i'm not from USA. all i got was "HTTP ERROR 403". after i clicked on Download button.
Hmmmm can't get it in Australia.
Just make a US PSN account and get it that way.
... Maybe they blocked it off for us. We all know Sony doesn't give a crap about their European customers (just like Microsoft btw, with their ridiculous prices for 'games on demand' in Europe, for example). Too bad. I really got excited about getting this game for free.
We obviously already have a US Account, which is where we tried to download it. It gives the error-message. :)
Yeah i have one, but get the same error code ^ and says its a server problem so most likely locked :(
free flOw outside US is blocked I get an 403 HTTP error when I try to download it
Yup. 403 error, so no dice in the eu. (On an american account dmh)
Yep... have an american account but gives me an error. It's a pity Sony treats their biggest market (Europe) this way.
Just to add a completely unnecessary comment: Yeah, it happened to me too. Strange that they didn't do the same thing when rag doll kung fu was free due to some promo in the US.
Too bad, I get the same error. At least I got flower for 2.99 (very nice deal in my opinion)
yes i got the same treatment ( error 403 ) ..but at least the game is in my download list ... i will retry in a few days since i already activated it ! i guess they ( sony ) learned a little since they gave rag doll kun fu for free last time ..
Use a proxy, it worked for me.
European customers endow Sony's console with paying much higher prices for games and hardware than in USA ... but immediately get locked out when something is free over there... Sony's regioning is bullsh^t...
but does this possibly caused by heavy traffic of people downloading the same thing? I got rag doll kung-fu for free before with no problem. I'll keep trying
SCEE<dog turd. Seriously, what does it even stand for? Sony conning EU entirely? Sod Catering for European entities? IDK. Hopefully they'll give us a chance in the future but given the way they usually treat the region most loyal to them, that pays the highest prices for software AND hardware for them I wouldn't bet on it any time soon. Every day I imagine Sony might actually start realising gamers exist outside of their two homes in Japan and the states but they continue to believe their EU income just shows up by magic and there isn't really a continent out here(let alone silly rumours concerning the existence of Canada, Australia or New Zealand!)full of gamers sick to death of being ripped off and taken for granted and then left out when anything good is on offer. We pay more and wait longer, we get fewer games from them(I'm looking at YOU DS)anyway and get the crappy end of every stick concerning Sony and the PS3. If I axctually believed there were real people working in the SCEE offices in the UK I'd say we storm the building but, sadly, I imagine it's only a front for tax purposes! I think SCEE is pathetic considering the level of EU support for Sony and they seem even worse if you happen to be in other regions that aren't lucky enough to be the States or Japan. Home in the EU lags behind even though WE made it, the store's sh1t here, hardly any PSX classics by comparison, no netflix and a delay of years before we got our over priced vid store-list of gripes is bloody endless. Next time I doubt the EU will be as supportive, not to mention those lumped in with us frm nowhere near the EU! Perhaps, if we didn't buy their consoles and acted like the US we might get a better deal but seeing as Live is a shadow of it's US self over here as well who knows?
To be fair, Sony gave away 3-4 PSP games in Europe for PSPGo users. NA users, like myself, didn't even get 1.
i get the same
Working proxy 188.8.131.52:8085 Took 30mins to download fl0w from EU.
Your EU charges an arm and a leg in tariffs to protect their own products. So please don't go blaming Sony! You guys also have to have 12 languages programmed into every game, which might mean 12 different sets of actors or just a lot of work in subtitles. In Canada, you just have to put a black and white French copy of the instruction book in the shrink wrap! In Canada, we don't have the video store; But we don't go blaming Sony for the CRTC's(probably lobbied by BlockBusterVideo) slow move to let them bring it to us!
Subtitles in some of the games are USELESS. The translation in Killzone and Uncharted could have been made by google translate.
Really? I didn't know they could still region-lock it if you had an account from that country (in this case US). That really sucks. :( (403 means it's forbidden, btw)
including free downloadable game...lolol i love it!!!!!
is a big bowl of fruit
I don't follow...
A big room full of Ho... Actually, I'll probably get banned from the Gamerzone for a week! Never mind!
Glad I got in on it before the promotion ended...
Same error i think the store is overloaded.
at least i wasnt the only one who got the error. i even got a disagree for stating that. i hope its a server thing. i so want this game.
i get it too lol :(!!!!!!!
Wow. Thanks. Was waiting for it to go on sale. But free is better than sale. :) This is why I love N4G!
No. This ( http://forums.n4g.com/tm.as... is why I kind of like n4g, despite the massive amount of fanboys.
WTF is error 403?
403 is forbidden error .. it means that you don't have the right to access the download location ( where the file is ) they probably did that to prevent some NO-us people from getting the game .
Got it! Always wanted to play this!
Confirmed working in Canada Playstation Store, says will be available until 9:00 PST February 13th.
Okay guys whos not from NA trying to dl it cause it might be region locked.
i got it aswell. very awesome..i love free. i must find out the mission in this game though...lol Canada finally gets treated along with the US...nice.:D
working fine now. thanks all for the heads up
I've had this game since it launched. You'll find that the music is sooo soothing. I can come home from work and just let the theme play forever..Life could be simple.
Make a NA account it might work.
is this working only in USA ? i´m from europe and i got "HTTP ERROR 403" too...
More games on the PSN should be like this!!!!!
Just spent an hour hooked to my screen playing this. It's definitely a soft game but very cool nonetheless.