15w ago - Sony PlayStation Digital Platforms Community Manager Morgan Haro announced today as part of this weeks PS Plus content updates that Machinarium on PS Vita is free for members!
To quote: Machinarium returns to PlayStation Plus, this time with the PS Vita version available for those who didn't have a chance to play it on PlayStation 3!
The much-anticipated Spelunky is also releasing this week as part of PS Vita Summer Select. Grab this new release on PS Vita and PS3 as a Cross-Buy purchase with an exclusive PS Plus discount to boot. Lastly, the PAX 2013 sale rings in one of the best community gaming events on the planet: PAX Prime.
You'll find these PS Plus benefits active after the PlayStation Store updates tomorrow, 8/27.
August 27th PlayStation Plus Update
Machinarium (PS Vita)
Regular Price: $6.99, Free for PS Plus members
An award-winning adventure game by Amanita Design, now available free for PS Vita!
Spelunky (PS Vita and PS3, Cross-Buy) - Part of PS Vita Summer Select
Regular Price: $14.99; PS Plus Price: $11.99
Spelunky is a unique platformer with randomized levels that offer a challenging new experience each time you play. Journey deep underground and explore fantastic places filled with all...
16w ago - Sony PlayStation Digital Platforms Community Manager Morgan Haro announced that Star Wars Pinball is free on PlayStation Plus starting this week!
To quote: Star Wars Pinball and Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower are both coming to the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection with tomorrow's PS Store update! You'll also want to be one of the first to get your hands on the astounding Killzone: Mercenary via the beta. You'll also find a timed trial of the acclaimed PAYDAY 2.
You'll also find great sales including the final week of the PS Vita Japanese Games Sale, the Fan Expo sale celebrating our developer friends and neighbors in Canada, and did I mention... Divekick?
The fighting game that took the fighting game community by storm is coming this week as well. All of those sales come equipped with a lovely PS Plus discount as well!
Take it all in, then let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
August 20th PlayStation Plus Update
Zen Pinball 2: Star Wars Pinball (PS3 and PS Vita)
Regular Price: $9.99, Free for PS Plus members
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.... Star Wars Pinball lets you relive the greatest moments of the Star Wars universe on a set of brand new pinball tables! In Star Wars: Episode...
18w ago - Sony Producer Kumi Yuasa announced today that Soul Sacrifice on PS Vita gets eight free quests and new boss DLC.
To quote: Hello everyone!
I hope you've been enjoying the free Soul Sacrifice episode "Heretic Savior," and the new map "Luna Wastes," that we released on July 23rd via patch 1.20!
If you haven't downloaded that content yet, please update your game to version 1.20 from the LiveArea.
There's no need to download unlock keys from PlayStation Store to start playing this episode. After installing the update, simply go to Read Journal > Mad Chronicle > Inside Avalon > Fellow Sorcerers > Heretic Savior to play the episode. Download now and find out more about the secret society "Sanctuarium," and its member "Sympatha!"
But we're excited to announce that there will be eight more quests and two new boss characters - "Cat Sith" and "Beelzebub" - added today! For this content, be sure to download the free unlock key after the PlayStation Store updates to play these quests.
To access them, go to Mad Chronicle > Inside Avalon > Avalon Pacts > Forgotten Pact > Hour of Cypress. Game progress to a certain point may be required.
18w ago - Sony PlayStation Digital Platforms Community Manager Morgan Haro is here with this weeks PS Plus preview, which includes Hitman: Absolution free for members!
To quote: Video games. You play them, otherwise, something tells me you wouldn't be here. Since you're here, you're probably wondering what new games are going to be coming to PlayStation Plus as part of the Instant Game Collection in August. Well wonder no more, as we're about to detail this month's line up of games that are coming free to PS Plus members!
Hitman: Absolution brought a fine return to form for Agent 47 last year and now, this highly acclaimed title will be leading the way this month, supported by other fantastic titles like Bit.Trip Runner2, and plenty more!
In addition to the month outlook, you'll also want to dig into the other PS Plus benefits this week. Sales on a ton of Rayman games, EscapeVektor, and more await, so read on, then let us know your thoughts in the comments.
The following games are slated to be free to PS Plus members through the Instant Game Collection in the month of August.
Hitman Absolution (PS3)
Regular Price: $19.99, Free for PS Plus members
Hitman Absolution offers freedom of choice, unique disguise gameplay...
19w ago - Today a new PlayStation Q&A video (below) has surfaced from Sony confirming that Party Chat will be available on the PS4 without PS Plus and that the friends list can hold up to 2000 friends.
To quote: "Sony has confirmed that you won't need a PS Plus subscription to make use of the PlayStation 4's party chat functionality.
In a new Q&A video, it's been revealed that the new party chat feature will be available to everyone, even if they opt not to subscribe to PlayStation Plus.
At the moment, a PlayStation Plus subscription is needed to the online multiplayer of most titles, though services like Netflix, party chat, and free-to-play games like DC Universe Online will be available without it.
Additionally, the video also confirms that PlayStation 4 friends lists will be capped at 2,000 people, DualShock 3 controllers won't work with the PS4 while the PlayStation Move will, and your PSN avatar and username will carry over to PlayStation 4 along with a host of privacy options.
One of the biggest concerns fans have raised about the PlayStation 4 is just how many features will be accessible without owning a PS Plus account."