PS+ Plus General PSN Game Talk

Mr GT Chris wrote:

Yeah, I'm familiar with the concept of keeping read speeds uniform across cd drives on the older consoles like the original Playstation. But you now have games that can be either run off a bluray disc or purchased off the PSN store and run entirely off the HDD with a significant boost in load times (in my own experience). The 360 even allows you to optionally install entire DVD games on the HDD and that also results in faster load times. So, clearly devs are already building their games to be able to run off an optical disc or a HDD. So I completely cannot fathom the need for a console to hamstring the HDD's read speeds in this day and age. I can't be the only one who finds this bizarre.

No I find it weird too, enough so that I might spend some time today investigating and seeing what I find.

Well heck. My PS3 died. Nice that my saves are in the cloud, but... heck.

Slumberland wrote:

Well heck. My PS3 died. Nice that my saves are in the cloud, but... heck.

Bummer, sorry. My Sony 3D display died a couple of weeks ago and I just got it back after sending it off for repairs, so I know the frustration. Hang in there!

Thought my Sony TV had died yesterday but it was just the safety on the power strip getting triggered. Phew! Hope you can get your PS3 fixed OK.

PSN three week holiday sale. Week one:

• Catherine (Sale: $27.99, PS Plus: $19.60, Regular: $39.99)

• Counter Strike Global Offensive (Sale: $10.49, PS Plus: $7.35, Regular: $14.99)

• Dyad (Sale: $10.49, PS Plus: $7.35, Regular: $14.99)

• Escape Plan (Sale: $10.49, PS Plus: $7.35, Regular: $14.99)

• I Am Alive (Sale: $10.49, PS Plus: $7.35, Regular: $14.99)

• LittleBigPlanet 2 (Sale: $13.99, PS Plus: Free, Regular: $19.99)

• LittleBigPlanet PS Vita (Sale: $24.99, PS Plus: $17.49, Regular: $35.99)

• Magic: The Gathering – Dules of the Planeswalkers 2013 (Sale: $6.99, PS Plus: $4.90, Regular: $9.99)

• NHL 13 (Sale: $41.99, PS Plus: $29.40, Regular: $59.99)

• Rayman Origins (Sale: $13.99, PS Plus: $9.80, Regular: $19.99)

• Rayman Origins PS Vita (Sale: $20.99, PS Plus: $14.70, Regular: $29.99)

• Resident Evil 4 (Sale: $13.99, PS Plus: $9.80, Regular: $19.99)

• Retro/Grade (Sale: $6.99, PS Plus: $4.90, Regular: $9.99)

• Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition (Sale: $10.49, PS Plus: $7.35, Regular: $14.99)

These sales are great and everything, but Sony really needs to sell larger memory cards.

DSGamer wrote:

These sales are great and everything, but Sony really needs to sell cheaper memory cards.

FTFY.

Also, Catherine is amazing and well worth the $20. Buy it. You're welcome.

I would like to see more PSP and PSone games become available on PSNs other than the U.S. I read that Untold Legends Brotherhood of the Blade and Untold Legends The Warriors Code were both available on PSN, and I thought great, I'll grab them for my PS Vita, and imagine my disappointment to find it's only available for the U.S. PSN.

(I live in Australia).

Any Australian is doing themselves a huge disservice by not switching over to US PSN. I bought like 2-3 games on the Aus PSN store back when I first bought my PS3 and then I compared prices and availability and realised how much Australians were getting shafted.

RoughneckGeek wrote:

Also, Catherine is amazing and well worth the $20. Buy it. You're welcome.

Catherine has been $20 for all members a couple of times already so, to be honest, I would have hoped that the Plus price be $15 or something. Stingy I know :).

The list price on Catherine is also $30 and has been for at least a month. It's also $20 on Amazon right now.
Would link but on my phone.

RoughneckGeek wrote:
DSGamer wrote:

These sales are great and everything, but Sony really needs to sell cheaper memory cards.

FTFY.

Also, Catherine is amazing and well worth the $20. Buy it. You're welcome.

I hate Catherine so much playing it makes me want to go out and punch a puppy :/

its definitely a niche thing.

Cobble wrote:

Nonsense

You're on the list!

Anomaly: Warzone Earth is showing as free today.

Have to say it again in here since I said it in Game Deals thread... Catherine MSRP is really $29.99 now, not $39.99. And Amazon currently has it for $19.75, no PS+ needed. :p

Weird... This seems to show Catherine as being $10 for Plus members, yet it still shows as $20 in the store.

merphle wrote:

Weird... This seems to show Catherine as being $10 for Plus members, yet it still shows as $20 in the store. :(

What if you just go check the playstation plus section on the store? Maybe it shows up at $10 there.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:
merphle wrote:

Weird... This seems to show Catherine as being $10 for Plus members, yet it still shows as $20 in the store. :(

What if you just go check the playstation plus section on the store? Maybe it shows up at $10 there.

Post here if it is please. I'll definitely grab Catherine for $10, pile be damned.

Dyni wrote:
tuffalobuffalo wrote:
merphle wrote:

Weird... This seems to show Catherine as being $10 for Plus members, yet it still shows as $20 in the store. :(

What if you just go check the playstation plus section on the store? Maybe it shows up at $10 there.

Post here if it is please. I'll definitely grab Catherine for $10, pile be damned.

Showing at $19.59 for plus members on my storefront.

Yeah. The email I received at 8:30PM today shows Catherine at $10 for Plus, as well as in the link I posted above. But sadly, everywhere I go to actually try to purchase it, it shows as $20.

merphle wrote:

Yeah. The email I received at 8:30PM today shows Catherine at $10 for Plus, as well as in the link I posted above. But sadly, everywhere I go to actually try to purchase it, it shows as $20.

Its fate looking out for you, trying to save you from that frustrating nonsense of a game.

Cobble wrote:
merphle wrote:

Yeah. The email I received at 8:30PM today shows Catherine at $10 for Plus, as well as in the link I posted above. But sadly, everywhere I go to actually try to purchase it, it shows as $20.

Its fate looking out for you, trying to save you from that frustrating nonsense of a game.

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There's some value in understanding when you're in the minority.

Anyway Retro City Rampage is free to PS+ members right now. I wasn't blown away by the demo, but the price is right.

Woo, Retro City Rampage is the free game for the US this week.

ahrezmendi wrote:

Woo, Retro City Rampage is the free game for the US this week.

There's a new sheriff in town, mang.

Blind_Evil wrote:

Anyway Retro City Rampage is free to PS+ members right now.

Thanks for the heads-up!

I'm no longer a bitter Wii owner who saw the game announced for the Wii first and released for it last (if it all). Now I got it sort-of free and on a portable, so I'll not be bitter any more. Already downloaded it.

Looks like it's both the Vita and PS3 versions of Retro City Rampage. Also, Papo & Yo is on sale for $7ish to PS+ members.

Tanglebones wrote:

Looks like it's both the Vita and PS3 versions of Retro City Rampage. Also, Papo & Yo is on sale for $7ish to PS+ members.

As is Journey. For $7.35 I think I'll finally get around to checking it out.

RoughneckGeek wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

Looks like it's both the Vita and PS3 versions of Retro City Rampage. Also, Papo & Yo is on sale for $7ish to PS+ members.

As is Journey. For $7.35 I think I'll finally get around to checking it out.

Ooo... I will likely pick up Journey.

trueheart78 wrote:

Ooo... I will likely pick up Journey.

You better! It is a really great game! Just make sure to play it in one sitting... I think it has more of an impact that way.

I heard a rumor that Mortal Kombat will be a freebie for PS+ soon, has anyone else heard this? Am I imagining things?