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Old 6th June 2012, 10:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Starting today (June 6) PlayStation Plus members will now have a library of games to play including inFAMOUS 2, LittleBigPlanet 2, Saints Row 2, Just Cause 2, and Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, in addition to exclusive features like online game saves, automatic updates, priority access to betas, and the best discounts on games, DLC, and other content on the PlayStation Store – all for less than $5 a month. New games will be introduced all the time, so you’ll never run out of awesome titles to play!

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I wish Xbox Live would expand to do this too... Whilst I enjoy Live's features much more than what PSN offers, I'd much prefer free games of this calibre.
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Old 6th June 2012, 11:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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FJ, thanks for bringing this one to our attention.

For $60/year it is probably worth the investment.
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Old 6th June 2012, 12:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Just checked on the aussie store, none of those games are there so they either haven't updated it for us yet or more likely it only applies to the US
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Old 6th June 2012, 01:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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more likely it only applies to the US
Hit it on the nail.
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Old 6th June 2012, 02:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Is it just that Aussies haven't received it yet, or are we not getting them at all? We did get the free games after the PSN security stuffup, so they do have the ability to let us in on the fun.
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Old 6th June 2012, 10:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Time will tell I guess.
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Old 7th June 2012, 10:09 AM   #7 (permalink)
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woo! games have been added now. Space Marine, inFamous 2, Virtua Fighter 5 Showdown, Little Big Planet 2, Motorstorm Apocalypse, Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD, Darksiders and a few other little games.
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Starting today (June 6) PlayStation Plus members will now have a library of games to play including inFAMOUS 2, LittleBigPlanet 2, Saints Row 2, Just Cause 2, and Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, in addition to exclusive features like online game saves, automatic updates, priority access to betas, and the best discounts on games, DLC, and other content on the PlayStation Store – all for less than $5 a month. New games will be introduced all the time, so you’ll never run out of awesome titles to play!

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but is it still worth it. Other then the games, $60 to provide you with something you should have enabled on your system seems pretty rough to me.

Downloading updated for your games but doesn't install them until you insert the game disk. Lame. Chew up your download quota without actually installing it.

Most of those games I have already purchased and sold on or completed. They are old titles hence why the offer them for free.
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Old 7th June 2012, 02:37 PM   #9 (permalink)
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It's been great for me, have at least $200 worth of games that were free via PS plus. You have to think of it more like renting games for an indefinite period, similar to how services like quickflix and such work. inFamous 2 for example is a good one for me, great game, didn't finish it when I rented it but wouldn't buy it as I know I'd only play through it once and never touch it again. This way I can finish it when it's convenient, delete it and grab something else they're offering. It's also a great way to try out games you may not otherwise try without having to worry about regretting a purchase.

The automatic updates only download patches for recently played games, forget whether it's the last 10 or 20 you played but it's certainly not all of them. You can disable them altogether anyway. Most countries don't have a cap so they didn't really design it with Aussies in mind, but I have a 500GB quota I've never managed to use up anyway so it's never worried me. It's great when there's a huge update, like one I had a whole ago that was 1.5GB, much better just launching the game and it installing instead of having to wait an hour for it to download first.

It's real value comes from the discounts though, saved at least $50 in the last 6 months from the discounts. So it's definitely best value to folks who buy PSN titles or DLC regularly.
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What I don't like is once you stop your membership none of the games work anymore.
It's a great deal if you're always going to be a member though and you haven't played those games before.
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