Gaming News: Playstation Plus deals in Sept.

Here’s a little PS3 love for you guys.

Playstation’s online service has a separate paid subscription service that promised benefits and discounts. They recently announced the deals that they are featuring for this month on Sony’s online blog and it is pretty sweet.

The addictive and fun strategy game Plants vs. Zombies as well as the Sega Genesis classic Altered Beast are both being offered as free PSN arcade games. On the PSOne side of things they are offering Resident Evil 2 & 3 for free as well as a 50% discount off of Resident Evil 4. That’s a whole lotta zombie goodness to beef up on as you jump into the newly released Dead Island game which comes out today.

Some of the great discounts they are offering includes an Ewok tribe full of LucasArts game and DLC discounts for the PSP as well.  Some good ones include Star Wars Battlefront 2, Star Wars Battlefront Rogue Squadron, and Star Wars Force Unleashed.

Many have been wondering what the benefit of this Playstation Plus membership was going to be and this is one of the better deals since it was launched. At $49.99 a year or $17.99  for 3 months access the following was promised:

  • Full game trial – Members will have access to full versions of designated PS3® and PlayStation Network titles including PS one® Archives (PS one® Classics). The titles on offer will be available for download on PlayStation Store for a stated period and change every month. Members will be able to play the full version of the game for a designated period and even after the trial period expires, users will be able to continue playing the game by purchasing the game on-line.

  • Games – Member will be able to play the full version of designated PS3 downloadable and PlayStation Network titles including PS one Archives (PS one Classics) and minis with no limit of time as long as membership is effective. These games will become available exclusively for PlayStation Plus members at no extra cost.

  • Special content – Content such as avatars and custom themes many of which are exclusive will become available for PlayStation Plus members at no extra cost.

  • Discounts – Members will have access to exclusive discounts on designated PS3 and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) titles. Titles will vary every month on PlayStation Store.

  • Early access – Members will have early access to designated new game beta trials, game demos and video content prior to public distribution.

  • Automatic content downloads and updates – PS3 will automatically download and install designated game demos and game updates and also download the system software update data. PS3 will automatically start up at a designated time to download content and will turn off after the download has completed.

  • Subscription to Qore

So far this program has been a success with beta access to games like Assassin’s Creed Revelation, Resistance 3, DC Universe Online, and SOCOM 4.

So, hop on to PSN now and grab some of that free goodness! Game on!

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