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PlayStation Plus Updates: BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend Free

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78w ago - Sony PlayStation Digital Platforms Community Manager Paul Sullivan is here with this weeks PlayStation Plus updates, which include BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend free for members.

To quote: Hey PlayStation Plus fans, the first thing you might notice this week is the notable lack of Morgan in this post. Not to worry, he's taking a quick break as we ramp up to E3, and I'll be trying to fill his shoes in the meantime. With that sorted, on to the content!

We have two Timed Themes this week that Plus members will want to check out. Vita fans need to also be sure to pick up BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend for free. Beyond that PlayStation Plus members are getting a handful of discounts for PS Vita and PS3 games. Check out the details below!

May 28th PlayStation Plus Update

Fuse (Timed Trial)
PSN Price: N/A, Free Trial for PS Plus members

When a volatile alien energy source called Fuse falls into the wrong hands, the CIA calls in an elite contact team to retrieve it: Overstrike 9. Join up to three friends in co-op play as you deploy lethal teamwork and fringe-tech weapons to take down the rogue paramilitary corporation behind the theft.

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (Timed Trial)
PSN Price: N/A, Free Trial for PS Plus members
 

Extend the PSN Demo of Just Cause 2 for PS3 or on XBox 360

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246w ago - Today Mike Oldman (aka mycoldman) of the of Square-Enix has [Register or Login to view links] numerous ways to to extend the open world action sequel Just Cause 2 PSN demo for PS3 or on Microsoft's XBox 360 console.

For those curious, Avalanche Studios' demo, by default, is limited to 30 minutes of play time.

Ranging from 2 minutes to only an additional 30 seconds, gamers can receive a total of 12 extra minutes to enjoy the demo. While completing the missions or beating a race will earn you more time so will things such as 50 kills.

To quote: Hey guys, here's the complete list of things you can do in the demo to earn yourself more time:

Earning Time Extensions (DEMO)

• Complete Race Challenge - 2 minutes
• Complete Faction Mission - 1 minute
• Discover 10 Locations - 30 seconds
• 100% Complete 3 Locations - 30 seconds
• 50 Kills - 30 seconds
• 5 Melee Kills - 30 seconds
• 5 Fall Kills - 30 seconds
• 5 Juggle Kills - 30 seconds
• 1 Drag Kill - 30 seconds
• 5 Piñata Kills - 30 seconds
• 5 Hang Kills - 30 seconds
• 5 Road Kills - 30 seconds
• 10 Headshots - 30 seconds
• 1 Wrecking Ball - 30 seconds
 

Electronic Arts Likely to Extend Take-Two Buyout Offer

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340w ago - The clock is ticking down on Electronic Arts's takeover bid for publisher Take-Two, and the company remains steadfast in its refusal to buckle. But the publishing giant doesn't seem ready to give up so easily.

When Electronic Arts made their initial offer of $25.74 a share in late February, a much higher premium than what Take-Two was trading for at the time, they apparently expected Take-Two to immediately jump on the offer, according to Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter in an article from Forbes. But when Take-Two chairman Strauss Zelnick stonewalled, EA was stumped.

Now, with Grand Theft Auto IV on the market and Take-Two shares hovering around $26.59 a share, the takeover attempt seems to be at an impasse. Though Rockstar, 2K Boston, and 2K Sports remain tempting targets, there are other issues that may complicate the deal.

Many analysts can't agree on how much Take-Two is really worth, and any takeover would probably necessitate a special deal with Rockstar. Founder Sam Houser has previously stated that working with a larger publisher would mean wanting a larger share of the profits.

Speaking at a Tuesday press conference, EA CEO John Riccitiello dismissed questions about Take-Two but reiterated that one of EA's core goal over the next three years...
 
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