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 Post subject: The PS Plus thread
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:05 
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Official Sony list of current Instant Game Collection titles.

Latest service updates

Entering PS Plus in July:
3rd July: Battlefield 3 [PS3]
3rd July: Payday: The Heist [PS3]
3rd July: Saints Row the Third [PS3]
3rd July: Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus [Vita]
3rd July: Unit 13 [Vita]

Entering PS Plus in July/August:
31st July: Need for Speed: Most Wanted (PS3)
31st July: Mafia 2 (PS3)
31st July: Spec Ops: The Line (PS3)
31st July: Lego Lord of the Rings (Vita)
31st July: When Vikings Attack! (Vita)


One of the nice things about games like BF3 going into Plus is you'll have a decent chance of playing it with your mates, because everyone will have it.

Overview of service

You pay a sub (£12/3mo, £40/yr) and you get access to:
  • Instant Game Collection -- "free" games. These come and go from the service, each game having a window during which you can download it.
    • Games are for PS3, Vita, and (one day) PS4. One sub gets all of them.
    • Most games come and go on a monthly basis.
    • Some games last an entire year. The current PS3 annual titles are Little Big Planet Karting, XCOM, and Uncharted 3.
    • The games are a mixture of released-on-disc titles, typically 1-2 years old, and smaller PSN digital download titles, sometimes older but sometimes brand new. You always get one disc-type game per month, minimum, and often two or three.
    • Some of the digital games are cross-play, and work on both Vita and PS3.
    • Once you download a game, it's yours to play as long as your PS+ sub lasts -- it doesn't stop working once the window for that game closes. You can also delete them from your PS3 and download them again later.
    • Each game works on up to two PS3s or two Vitas, or two of each for cross-play games.
    • Games can be played on any account on the two consoles you download it on. If you have PS+ and your significant other doesn't, they can still play your PS+ games.
  • Discounts: each month, PS+ owners get (sometimes very steep) discounts on various things in the PSN store. Often, this will be DLC for the free game.
  • You also get cloud save syncing for Vita and PS3.
  • The PS3 also grows an auto-update ability. It'll turn itself on overnight and download game and system patches.

FAQ

You might like the excellent PS+ FAQ on rllmuk.

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Can you still play the July games once they've "left"?
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If you've already 'purchased' them, then yes. They stay linked to your account until you unsubscribe from PS+.
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Also, if your sub lapses and then later you resubscribe, the games come back.


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 Post subject: Re: PS+: 07/13 PS3 - BF3, Saints Row 3, Payday
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:16 
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Can you still play the July games once they've "left"?

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 Post subject: Re: PS+: 07/13 PS3 - BF3, Saints Row 3, Payday
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:17 
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Grim... wrote:
Can you still play the July games once they've "left"?

If you've already 'purchased' them, then yes. They stay linked to your account until you unsubscribe from PS+.


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 Post subject: Re: PS+: 07/13 PS3 - BF3, Saints Row 3, Payday
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:21 
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FFS, AE made Myp come back.

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 Post subject: Re: PS+: 07/13 PS3 - BF3, Saints Row 3, Payday
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:25 
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I wanna PS3!

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 Post subject: Re: PS+: 07/13 PS3 - BF3, Saints Row 3, Payday
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:26 
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The Last Salmon Man wrote:
They stay linked to your account until you unsubscribe from PS+.
Also, if your sub lapses and then later you resubscribe, the games come back.


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 Post subject: Re: PS+: 07/13 PS3 - BF3, Saints Row 3, Payday
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:27 
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
The Last Salmon Man wrote:
They stay linked to your account until you unsubscribe from PS+.
Also, if your sub lapses and then later you resubscribe, the games come back.

Ooh.


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 Post subject: Re: PS+: 07/13 PS3 - BF3, Saints Row 3, Payday
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Grim... wrote:
FFS, AE made Myp come back.

I came back because people seem to be talking about games. So.


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 Post subject: Re: PS+: 07/13 PS3 - BF3, Saints Row 3, Payday
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:30 
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FFS, AE made Myp come back.

I came back because people seem to be talking about games. So.

There seem to have been new in-jokes during your absence.

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 Post subject: Re: PS+: 07/13 PS3 - BF3, Saints Row 3, Payday
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:36 
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So it seems Payday: The Heist is a co-op four-players-versus-computer bank robbery game. Shades of Left 4 Dead crossed with Heat. 8/10 from Eurogamer. Sounds like a good candidate for a Bezzie game?


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 Post subject: Re: PS+: 07/13 PS3 - BF3, Saints Row 3, Payday
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:40 
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I've never played Saints Row, so it's time to see what the fuss is about.


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 Post subject: Re: PS+: 07/13 PS3 - BF3, Saints Row 3, Payday
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Grim... wrote:
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Grim... wrote:
FFS, AE made Myp come back.

I came back because people seem to be talking about games. So.

There seem to have been new in-jokes during your absence.

:insincere:


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 Post subject: Re: PS+: 07/13 PS3 - BF3, Saints Row 3, Payday
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
So it seems Payday: The Heist is a co-op four-players-versus-computer bank robbery game. Shades of Left 4 Dead crossed with Heat. 8/10 from Eurogamer. Sounds like a good candidate for a Bezzie game?

Yes.


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 Post subject: Re: PS+: 07/13 PS3 - BF3, Saints Row 3, Payday
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:41 
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It's worth mentioning that the PS store website is pretty robust now.

You can buy the free games on here and leave them in your account, ready to be downloaded at a later date.

It's worth doing as it will save space on your hard drive.


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 Post subject: Re: PS+: 07/13 PS3 - BF3, Saints Row 3, Payday
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:43 
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Yes, the website is a much easier way to do it than the sluggish on-console interface.


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 Post subject: Re: PS+: 07/13 PS3 - BF3, Saints Row 3, Payday
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:44 
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The Last Salmon Man wrote:
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CTRL+return. You're welcome!

Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
So it seems Payday: The Heist is a co-op four-players-versus-computer bank robbery game. Shades of Left 4 Dead crossed with Heat. 8/10 from Eurogamer. Sounds like a good candidate for a Bezzie game?

I always wanted to suggest trying Monaco, but kept forgetting.

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 Post subject: Re: PS+: 07/13 PS3 - BF3, Saints Row 3, Payday
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:49 
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I think I've played the Heist.. I didn't like it much but I might be willing for some Bezzie action.

Does anyone know if I download games on someone else's profile on my PS3, will I be able to then log out of that profile, log into my own and then play the game?

Bear in mind that the other profile isn't active on any other console at the moment as it belongs to a friends and his PS3 is broke.


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 Post subject: Re: PS+: 07/13 PS3 - BF3, Saints Row 3, Payday
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:50 
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Does anyone know if I download games on someone else's profile on my PS3, will I be able to then log out of that profile, log into my own and then play the game?
Yes. Danielle plays PS+ games. They can be on up to two PS3s.


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 Post subject: Re: PS+: 07/13 PS3 - BF3, Saints Row 3, Payday
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Brilliant! Thanks Doc.


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 Post subject: Re: PS+: 07/13 PS3 - BF3, Saints Row 3, Payday
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:53 
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Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus apparently has...

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Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus elevates player control with an intuitive control system using the front and rear touch screens and the gyro controls. This turbocharges the high speed gameplay, giving players new ninja powers unique to the PS Vita.


Which probably means it has a bunch of game-breaking shit crammed in.


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 Post subject: Re: PS+: 07/13 PS3 - BF3, Saints Row 3, Payday
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 13:44 
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Should I be getting a pS3.. :)

Yay Myp is back!

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 Post subject: Re: PS+: 07/13 PS3 - BF3, Saints Row 3, Payday
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 14:09 
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I'm DrGlyndwr on PSN, people who don't already have me on their list.


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 Post subject: Re: PS+: 07/13 PS3 - BF3, Saints Row 3, Payday
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 14:17 
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I am SilentElk.

This is my new favourite Dimlie: :insincere:


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 Post subject: Re: PS+: 07/13 PS3 - BF3, Saints Row 3, Payday
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 Post subject: Re: PS+: 07/13 PS3 - BF3, Saints Row 3, Payday
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 14:25 
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I have a 30 day free trial

VEry sneaky though as it then seems to force you into paying for two months. *dubious*


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 Post subject: Re: PS+: 07/13 PS3 - BF3, Saints Row 3, Payday
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I have a 30 day free trial

VEry sneaky though as it then seems to force you into paying for two months. *dubious*

Not if you set recurring payments to off in the dashboard. It clearly tells you up front that it's going to do this as well.


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 Post subject: Re: PS+: 07/13 PS3 - BF3, Saints Row 3, Payday
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Yeah, it's the telling you that it was going to do it that stopped me. Doesn't mention anything about the recurring payment option, although it does make it clear it's a 90 day subscription.

May have to read some more small print.


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 Post subject: Re: PS+: 07/13 PS3 - BF3, Saints Row 3, Payday
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 Post subject: Re: PS+: 07/13 PS3 - BF3, Saints Row 3, Payday
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 14:39 
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I'm superdupergill on psn so add me.

Has anyone played any of the games that are leaving and if so would they recommend them? Also, is saints row the third (very pleased that's coming, I was going to buy it the other day!) a coop game? Finally, are any of the coop games local coop or all online?


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 Post subject: Re: PS+: 07/13 PS3 - BF3, Saints Row 3, Payday
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 14:42 
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Has anyone played any of the games that are leaving and if so would they recommend them?

Motorstorm: Apocalypse is very good if you like arcade racers - a bit like Split:Second. Could be fun with Bezzies.
Thomas Was Alone is a great story-driven platform puzzler.


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