PS+ Plus General PSN Game Talk

So I found out that Sony Music Unlimited had The Hobbit soundtrack, even though it won't come out on iTunes or on CD for a few more weeks. That put me over the edge, and I went ahead and purchased the premium subscription for a year for $12. Its been nice so far. I'm still figuring out the PS3 interface and the iPhone app works well, but there's no iPad native app.

demonbox wrote:

I won't be opening it until Christmas- but I'll probably go with demonbox. That some networks have me as farktopia only causes confusion to my cloudy brain.

I'm Lobstermancer on PSN. Someone else is Lobster Mobster (same on XBox, where I'm Liberty Lobster). Someone who's asking for a pinching.

Count me in with the recently-PS3'd and PSPlussed crowd. I'm installing the November games now, and looking forward to another 6 hours of downloading and installing when the December lineup rolls out. I'm on as Merphle, if anyone wants to send a housewarming frinvite over to me.

Anyone care to sell me on either of the Untold Legends game for my PS Vita? I played a bit of the first with my brother's PSP but am curious of the gameplay still holds up and is worth the $3.74 per title.

BTW; I really dislike Jet Set Radio. I apparently have no sense of control when it comes to this game. I have not been able to clear a single stage other than the first.

Blondish83 wrote:

BTW; I really dislike Jet Set Radio. I apparently have no sense of control when it comes to this game. I have not been able to clear a single stage other than the first.

SAAAMMEE.

cyrax wrote:
demonbox wrote:

I won't be opening it until Christmas- but I'll probably go with demonbox. That some networks have me as farktopia only causes confusion to my cloudy brain.

Reserve your handle.

Good suggestion. Also, had to go with farktopia- guessing because of the demon thing, dunno.

LobsterMobster wrote:
demonbox wrote:

I won't be opening it until Christmas- but I'll probably go with demonbox. That some networks have me as farktopia only causes confusion to my cloudy brain.

I'm Lobstermancer on PSN. Someone else is Lobster Mobster (same on XBox, where I'm Liberty Lobster). Someone who's asking for a pinching.

Is there a list of names somewhere? Looks like I wont be able to add friends until I set my PS3 up.

demonbox wrote:
LobsterMobster wrote:
demonbox wrote:

I won't be opening it until Christmas- but I'll probably go with demonbox. That some networks have me as farktopia only causes confusion to my cloudy brain.

I'm Lobstermancer on PSN. Someone else is Lobster Mobster (same on XBox, where I'm Liberty Lobster). Someone who's asking for a pinching.

Is there a list of names somewhere? Looks like I wont be able to add friends until I set my PS3 up.

I tried to start a PSN name exchange thread a while back but it got shut down. Apparently we're supposed to use the line in people's profiles... except it's pretty tedious to search through.

Anyway, that's why I've put it in my sig.

Got a couple of friend requests last week with nothing in the request and nothing in the profile to indicate GWJ. At least a "GWJ" in the subject. Preferably "GWJ forumName" so I know who the hell I'm friending.

We have a spreadsheet for Vita owners, but I don't recall one for the PS3.

thinkklinck wrote:
Blondish83 wrote:

BTW; I really dislike Jet Set Radio. I apparently have no sense of control when it comes to this game. I have not been able to clear a single stage other than the first.

SAAAMMEE.

I loved every other version of this game, but I just can't seem to click back into the (admittedly janky) controls. The bigger problem is that crashes and hangs for me (Vita), so even when I do make decent progress, I'm stuffed before the end of the mission. On one occasion, coming off pause, it kept re-entering the pause menu of it's own volition. The rest of the system was fine, just JSR. Since I'm in the UK and didn't get it free on Plus, I'm a touch annoyed.

There's a pretty recent spreadsheet for vita owners, and an older more general name swap spreadsheet. You should be able to get a pretty sizable goodjer friend list off of those.

Stele wrote:

I tried to start a PSN name exchange thread a while back but it got shut down. Apparently we're supposed to use the line in people's profiles... except it's pretty tedious to search through.

Anyway, that's why I've put it in my sig.

Got a couple of friend requests last week with nothing in the request and nothing in the profile to indicate GWJ. At least a "GWJ" in the subject. Preferably "GWJ forumName" so I know who the hell I'm friending. ;)

First: Nice! I didn't stop to think about whether we got any unique pages for our profiles. So, I did what you did.

Second, I would also prefer that friend requests come with some sort of note. Please. It's easier to accept the request that way.

If someone created a spreadsheet for PS3 owner's I imagine Dyni would be happy to add a link to the OP. I could not remember my google docs login for the life of me at this point, which is the only reason why I don't intend to do so. Anyone else willing to?

The general name spreadsheet that pso linked is good. I'd forgotten about it, since I already had all my info on there from a while back.

Don't think you have to have a google doc id to edit it. You just have to have the link to it, which he posted.

I wasn't sure if he list would be confusing in terms of who was on vita vs who was on ps3. I guess it's pretty clear who is on what when you see them (maybe?).

thinkklinck wrote:
Blondish83 wrote:

BTW; I really dislike Jet Set Radio. I apparently have no sense of control when it comes to this game. I have not been able to clear a single stage other than the first.

SAAAMMEE.

I never really liked Jet Set Radio. I loved Jet Set Radio Future since they got rid of a lot of the annoying little things that made the first less fun to play, but they also oversimplified some things (like the tagging system).

MrAndrewJ wrote:
Stele wrote:

I tried to start a PSN name exchange thread a while back but it got shut down. Apparently we're supposed to use the line in people's profiles... except it's pretty tedious to search through.

Anyway, that's why I've put it in my sig.

Got a couple of friend requests last week with nothing in the request and nothing in the profile to indicate GWJ. At least a "GWJ" in the subject. Preferably "GWJ forumName" so I know who the hell I'm friending. ;)

First: Nice! I didn't stop to think about whether we got any unique pages for our profiles. So, I did what you did.

Second, I would also prefer that friend requests come with some sort of note. Please. It's easier to accept the request that way.

+1 to a GWJ note on friend requests. I have a policy of not accepting random friend requests, so if you don't indicate that you're from GWJ, then your request will get declined.

When do the November titles get taken down?

mrtomaytohead wrote:

When do the November titles get taken down?

Not 100% sure; but the store updates on Tuesday afternoon. Usually it's the first Tuesday of the month, so December 4th should be the date to update. However, things may be different since the PS+ Vita didn't launch until halfway through the month.

The PS Blog tells you a week ahead of time when things will be expiring. It's in the store update posts.

garion333 wrote:

The PS Blog tells you a week ahead of time when things will be expiring. It's in the store update posts.

Yes, there's also a sub-section in the PS+ Store are that's dedicated to last chance/expiring soon deals. PS Blog does an excellent job covering most network offerings. It's where alot of us get our news/info from.

Ok, just wondering since my birthday's coming up next Monday and after looking at the list, it's really quite tempting with RE5 (least on the list) Quantum Conundrum, R&C All 4 One, Infamous 2, & something else I'm blanking on. If I didn't already have Scott Pilgrim, that'd be in there, too. Guess I'll keep an eye on the blog.

And I forgot to hit post, and finally manged to navigate that mess of a 'blog' and found that RE5 Expires on the 4th.

I noticed there's a demo for NI NO KUNI: Wrath of the White Witch coming this week on PSN. I'm very interested!

Is there a way to "purchase" the free games online without the PS3? I still haven't replaced the hard drive.

obirano wrote:

Is there a way to "purchase" the free games online without the PS3? I still haven't replaced the hard drive.

Can you purchase the games and then just not download them? Do they stay unlocked on your account?

mateofalcone wrote:

I noticed there's a demo for NI NO KUNI: Wrath of the White Witch coming this week on PSN. I'm very interested!

I just saw at GameStop yesterday that it's due to come out in January. That's a lot earlier than I expected.

I shall download this demo and I shall enjoy it. Theoretically.

LobsterMobster wrote:
obirano wrote:

Is there a way to "purchase" the free games online without the PS3? I still haven't replaced the hard drive.

Can you purchase the games and then just not download them? Do they stay unlocked on your account?

Yep.

ccesarano wrote:
mateofalcone wrote:

I noticed there's a demo for NI NO KUNI: Wrath of the White Witch coming this week on PSN. I'm very interested!

I just saw at GameStop yesterday that it's due to come out in January. That's a lot earlier than I expected.

I shall download this demo and I shall enjoy it. Theoretically.

Interesting. Amazon has been nice enough to suggest that pre-order to me a few times.

Nice that the demo is out a month early so you can try and still have time to get bonuses if you want for pre-ordering.

psoplayer wrote:

There's a pretty recent spreadsheet for vita owners, and an older more general name swap spreadsheet. You should be able to get a pretty sizable goodjer friend list off of those.

And how did my fair name not get included in this foul list?