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Here are the free games for PlayStation Plus in September

Sportsfriends and the PlayStation Vita debut of Joe Danger lead the lineup of free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers in September, Sony announced today. As usual, all six titles will be available free as of the first Tuesday of the month, Sept. 2. PlayStation 4 owners will be able to get FuturLab's Velocity 2X and Die Gute Fabrik's Sportsfriends for free. Velocity 2X includes cross-buy support with its PS Vita version, and customers who download Sportsfriends on PlayStation 3 will also receive the PS4 version at no additional cost. The two free titles for PS3 owners are PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale from SuperBot Entertainment and Hoard from Big Sandwich Games. PlayStation All-Stars is a cross-buy title, so PSN users can also pick up the PS Vita version. And on PS Vita,...

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Flower, Shadow of the Colossus and more up to 75 percent off this week

Sony is holding a week-long sale on PlayStation-exclusive titles kicking off tomorrow and lasting through June 23,  Sony Network Entertainment digital distribution manager Chieh Chen announced via the PlayStation Blog. Games are available for up to 50 percent off, while PlayStation Plus subscribers receive a discount of up to 75 percent. Included titles are listed below: Dead Nation Apocalypse Edition (PS4) Flower (PS3, PS4, PS Vita) Ico (PS3) LittleBigPlanet (PS3) PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (PS3) Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time (PS3) Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (PS3) Shadow of the Colossus (PS3) Tearaway (PS Vita) Twisted Metal (PS3) Following the PlayStation Store update on June 17, PlayStation Plus...

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'Ultimate' balance update rolls out for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, whose downloadable content updates stopped for good last summer, nonetheless has been given an "ultimate balance update" that rolled out today. In addition to more than 100 balance adjustments across all characters, the update also unlocks the third costumes for those who own the DLC characters Zeus (from the God of War series) and Isaac (of Dead Space). For those who don't have them yet, the price on the Graveyard Pack that includes them, and MediEvil's Graveyard stage, has been dropped to $1.99 until April 22. The full list of adjustments and changes may be seen here. Santa Monica Studio also announced that it has partnered with Level-Up Series to stage a PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Spring Tournament at Super Arcade, in Walnut, Calif. It...

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PS Vita fighting sale kicking off

Sony has announced a sale on various fighting and combat games for PlayStation Vita. According to the company, the sale is being held "to prepare for the imminent arrival" of Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition, which is due to launch on Vita next week. Discounts of up to 60 percent are being offered with extra savings for PlayStation Plus members. A full price-list is available at PlayStation Blog. The offer is split across two weeks with Dead or Alive 5 Plus, Guacamelee, Mortal Kombat, Real Boxing and Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny discounted this week. Atomic Ninjas, Divekick, KickBeat, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 and Reality Fighters will be on offer in the week beginning Dec. 12.

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Best Buy PlayStation sale: PS Vita $199.99, PS3 Greatest Hits $14.99

Best Buy is holding a PlayStation sale this week, with deals on the PlayStation Vita as well as the Greatest Hits versions of a variety of PlayStation 3 games. The PS Vita is available for $199.99. That applies to the standard Wi-Fi model, which regularly costs $249, but there's an even better deal: The launch bundle with the 3G model, which usually costs $299, is also on sale for $199.99. That bundle comes with a 3G-enabled PS Vita, an 8 GB memory card and a promo code good for 250 MB of data on the 3G network that AT&T provides for the handheld. (It also includes a code for a free PlayStation Network game, but the voucher appears to have expired in May 2012.) Best Buy is also offering a bunch of PS3 Greatest Hits titles for $14.99 each. The discounted games include Gran Turismo 5:...

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No new DLC coming to PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

Crossover fighting game PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will no longer receive new character or environment downloadable content, according to a post from Sony Santa Monica on the game's forums. According to the post, the game's current state represents "the full content" planned for the game. The post also touches on content released post-release, which didn't make it into Battle Royale's launch for a variety of reasons. "In the course of any game's development, there are always elements that never quite get finished or the team decides not to use in the final game," the post reads. "Some of these additional materials from the game's development phase have been recently released, but unfortunately these are very far from finished assets and were not included in the final game for...

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PlayStation All-Stars designer releases images of alleged Journey and Gravity Rush stage

Images of an alleged PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale level that features what appears to be a cross-over between Journey and Gravity Rush were uploaded onto the website of designer Ky Bui over the weekend before quickly being taken down. Bui, who claims to have worked on Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, released two images showing as-of-yet unseen stages. Despite its surfacing, Sony Santa Monica issued a statement confirming the studio has no further plans to release new DLC for All Stars. "Thank you for your continued support of PlayStation All-Stars and for keeping the community thriving. At this time we have no plans to release new content for PlayStation All-Stars," wrote a Sony representative in a prepared statement. "While we...

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PlayStation Store discounts games featuring PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale characters

The latest set of discounts in the PlayStation Store's Spring Fever sale includes price cuts on PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale and games featuring its playable fighters, publisher Sony Computer Entertainment announced today. The PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Heritage Sale, which goes live April 30, boasts discounts of up to 51 percent for PlayStation Plus members. Battle Royale itself is 30 percent off on both PlayStation 3 ($27.99 instead of $39.99) and PlayStation Vita ($24.99 instead of $35.99) for all PSN users, while PS Plus members receive 51 percent off ($19.59 on PS3, 17.49 on PS Vita). Franchises with games on sale include Metal Gear Solid, BioShock, Sly Cooper and Ratchet & Clank. Sony isn't offering an additional PS Plus discount for all the games on sale, but...

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PlayStation All-Stars dev SuperBot working on new IP after Sony split

SuperBot Entertainment, developer of the PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale fighting game, is working on a new project, SuperBot's director of operations David Yang told Edge Online. "We have substantially shrunk down our operations but are still going strong while we work on a new IP," Yang said. Founded in 2009, SuperBot developed exclusively for Sony during its first years and released PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale in late 2012 for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. In late January 2013, a representative for Sony Computer Entertainment America confirmed layoffs at SuperBot to Polygon. By early February, Sony confirmed to Polygon that the "working relationship" between the two companies had ended. In a statement released when the layoffs were announced, Yang wrote that...

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God of War: Ascension GameStop pre-orders include PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale DLC

GameStop pre-orders for God of War: Ascension include a voucher for DLC containing two characters from PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, according to the product's listing on GameStop's website. The PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale DLC includes Zeus from the God of War series and Isaac Clarke, the engineer protagonist from Visceral Games' Dead Space series. The DLC will be available March 19. The GameStop pre-order also includes the Champions Pack, which contains Spartan warrior King Leonidas' multiplayer armor and weapon, as well as a 48 hour boost for XP in multiplayer. Pre-orderers will also get a double-sided poster and the Mythological Heroes Multiplayer Pack, which contains multiplayer armor sets based on Achilles, Perseus, Orion and Odysseus. SCE Santa Monica Studio's...

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North America
  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 11/20/2012
    • Publisher Sony Computer Entertainment
    • Developer SuperBot Entertainment
  • PlayStation Vita
    • Released 11/20/2012
    • Publisher Sony Computer Entertainment
    • Developer SuperBot Entertainment
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