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Between all the free games and the ridiculously awesome sales, PlayStation Plus has always been a better subscription service than Microsoft’s Xbox Live Gold. But with its latest gambit, Sony is going for the throat.
Announced last night during their E3 2012 Press Conference, starting today, PlayStation Plus will receive an “Instant Game Collection” of 12 PS3 titles. And these aren’t the dregs of the PlayStation Store either. This is good quality, amazing stuff.
Just take a look at the list of free games you’ll receive as long as you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber:
- Choplifter HD
- InFamous 2
- Hard Corp: Uprising
- Just Cause 2
- Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
- Little Big Planet 2
- Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One
- Saints Row 2
- Sideway: New York
- Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
- Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
- Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone
Downloading all of these games individually from the PlayStation Store would cost over $260. So purchasing a PlayStation Plus subscription for $49.99 per year is a much better option. Especially when you add in all the other monthly bonuses a Plus subscription includes.
Your move Microsoft.
If you’re a gamer and you have a pulse, this week is a very important week for new game releases. And that’s all because Batman: Arkham City (PS3, Xbox 360) will be available in stores this Tuesday. I’d just call in sick to work now to be on the safe side.
Also available this week is Insomniac’s next Ratchet and Clank adventure, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One (PS3), as well Level-5’s next Professor Laytone puzzler, Professor Layton and the Last Specter (DS).
More releases include EA’s plan to expand The Sims 3 with the The Sims 3: Pets on the 3DS, PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 while Ubisoft’s Rocksmith, a “real guitar” game, will be released for the PS3 and Xbox 360.
Check out the full list of the rest of this week’s new releases after the break. (more…)
Sony is ramping up their E3 announcements a tad early with the news that Insomniac’s next PS3 platformer, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, will be released on October 18.
They’ve also announced the pre-order incentives, which includes an exclusive unlockable weapon, that several major retailers are offering. You can see what kind of firepower each store is giving away in the video above, or you gander at the list right here:
Amazon: T-Rex Morph Weapon Mod
Best Buy: Pyro Blaster
GameStop: Mr. Zurkon
Walmart: Sheepinator Morph Weapon Mod
Are you just itching to learn some story details about Ratchet & Clank: All-4-One? Well take a look at the trailer above and have your curiosity satisfied. The Ratchet & Clank series has always been known for its story and it doesn’t look like Insomniac plans to disappoint their fans with All-4-One.
The good folks at Insomniac spent the day today in London showing off their two new PS3 games to the press, and were kind enough to let everyone in on the action with two new videos. The Resistance 3 trailer shows human forces battling Chimera in Haven, Oklahoma in all the glory of Insomniac’s new engine for the game, as a terraformer draws closer to the city. I assure you, this is absolutely nothing like terraforming on Dune. The effects are really off the charts this time; as the terraformer gets closer to annihilating the city, the winds really pick up, making it totally bad-ass when the Chimeran Brawler pictured left shows up.
The Ratchet & Clank: All-4-One trailer shows the co-op insanity that will ensue once the game launches this fall. The game looks like a lot of fun with all the wacky characters and guns the series is known for and at one point the players appear to be on jet skis evading a monstrous cross between a blow fish and a giant squid. It’s hard to believe Insomniac is releasing both its marquee franchises in the same year, but they appear to be handling both better than ever. You can find both trailers after the jump. (more…)