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#3331 affa

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 01:02 PM

I can still find time to game while watching my little one, but the deep immersive games like Skyrim are harder to do. And any game with cutscenes that can't be paused can be really frustrating (your child is guaranteed to wake up and start crying at just the wrong moment!).

I've found my Vita to be wonderful for squeezing in game time while watching my child. You can always pause any game and a lot of portable games are designed for pick-up-and-play. I just got a Vita a month ago and I LOVE it. I almost think Sony should actively market it to Dads!


i was thinking the vita might be absolutely perfect for the situation. as you said, easy to pause, etc, and the screen won't be lighting up the room, etc.

#3332 Investor9872

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 03:04 PM

Are there any PS3 games out there that come with a free Playstation Plus trial period? I thought I saw 1 in one of my game collection (over 120 PS3 games), but after going through most of them (I couldn't find the others lying somewhere around the house), I couldn't find that free trial codes. Thanks.
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#3333 admiralvic

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 03:38 PM

Are there any PS3 games out there that come with a free Playstation Plus trial period? I thought I saw 1 in one of my game collection (over 120 PS3 games), but after going through most of them (I couldn't find the others lying somewhere around the house), I couldn't find that free trial codes. Thanks.


God of War Saga I think, I believe one of the collections did anyways. I also know the Walmart edition of All-Stars did too.

so admiralvic is one of 7 people who has platted lost planet 2. and one of 4 people with 100% on spelunker hd. respect him even more


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#3334 MrNinjaSquirrel

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 03:44 PM

Are there any PS3 games out there that come with a free Playstation Plus trial period? I thought I saw 1 in one of my game collection (over 120 PS3 games), but after going through most of them (I couldn't find the others lying somewhere around the house), I couldn't find that free trial codes. Thanks.


I know most of the HD collections had them, and Heavy Rain Director's Cut did for at least a little bit. The GoW Saga is the only other one I can think of, but I know amazon offered codes with a ton of first party PS3 games for a while, but I can't find that page anymore.
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#3335 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 04:17 PM

After doing a little research, which I technically should I done, it appears that PO and PO+ servers were shut down last year. Guess I'll go PO for the story, thanks. It does make me wonder why PO+ is there, if multiplayer is gone...

Local multiplayer for the two people in the world that do that.

#3336 Investor9872

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 06:22 PM

Thanks, you two!

God of War Saga I think, I believe one of the collections did anyways. I also know the Walmart edition of All-Stars did too.


I know most of the HD collections had them, and Heavy Rain Director's Cut did for at least a little bit. The GoW Saga is the only other one I can think of, but I know amazon offered codes with a ton of first party PS3 games for a while, but I can't find that page anymore.


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#3337 jay_remedy

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 08:12 PM

It can still be hard, though. My first child wanted to be held constantly, which made playing games hard. I got pretty far on Xbox Bejeweled Infinte mode though, lol.


What a douche, he/she should have been considerate of your video game needs.

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#3338 Velo214

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 08:48 PM

my kid loved zero escape virtue's last reward. he would touch the screen to advance the text and loved listening to the voice acting. i dont think he understood the plot (lol) but alot easier to play slow games or games with not much action compared to playing blops 2 with baby trying to grab analog sticks and eat my fingers etc, lol. babies are awesome. oh yeah and vita is awesome too.

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#3339 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 11:05 PM

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Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly – Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly project started relatively soon after the first project concluded. Since we received lots of feedback that players got too scared to complete the game, we shifted our attention to making the storyline more interesting, to encourage such players to overcome the scariness in wanting to see the end of the story. Read More.

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Motto Trump Shiyouyo! – Motto Trump Shiyouyo! is the sequel to the previously released Trump Shiyouyo!, but this time around there are even motto (more) games! These include the following: Daifugo, Shichinarabe, Seven Bridge, Dobon, Page One, Shinkeisuijyaku, Poker, Blackjack, Napoleon, Klondike, Free Cell, and Speed.

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#3340 slidecage

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 11:49 PM

http://blog.us.plays...3-new-releases/

Here's The Drop for this week:


was hoping some games on sale.. or are sales just once a month
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#3341 Derextreme

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:11 AM

that's just some things coming out. sales will be announced with the plus update tomorrow, and the store update on tuesday.

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#3342 breakfuss

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:25 AM

Ha, I actually thought I might win one of those Zen twitter giveaways. Like, I legitmately tried a couple of times. *cue @gettinmoney insult*

#3343 PrinnyJ

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:32 AM

What a douche, he/she should have been considerate of your video game needs.


Lol! I know, right? That's why I sit on his lap while he tries to play Minecraft. ;)

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#3344 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:34 AM

was hoping some games on sale.. or are sales just once a month

The Drop is for new releases, not sales. We'll see what's on sale with the PS+ update tomorrow and the full PS Store update post on Tuesday.

#3345 Velo214

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:39 AM

sorry if it has been posted but i cant find it here or in the save compat thread, but anyone know if the retail saves from sleeping dogs works with the digital version?

im at like 90% completion, just need to do a few things to get plat, but im so lazy. i have it locked in at $16 on amazon, but i dont want to send it and then start the whole game over. ill try to rush through it, but iv also got to rush through tomb raider before my $34 tiv expires. argh. rough first world problems. thanks tho if anyone knows.


oh and i finally listened to a bunch of cagcasts. shipwreck is having a baby! oh awesome!
im gonna love to hear him complain about having to spend less time on games and more time on diapers/baby/rubbing wife's feet. lol. too fun

at this rate cag is gonna stand for cheap adult gamer soon enough. cheapyd's almost 40!

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#3346 tylerh1701

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 02:57 AM

Ha, I actually thought I might win one of those Zen twitter giveaways. Like, I legitmately tried a couple of times. *cue @gettinmoney insult*


Oh wow, they actually dropped quite a few. They had done 2 over the first 3 days, so I stopped paying attention.

Still, Fuck 'em.

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#3347 RCS0926

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 03:01 AM

My son and I have really been enjoying PSABR. It was definitely worth the buy. :)

#3348 TheSporkWithin

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 03:45 AM

I managed to snag a Star Wars Pinball code for my fiancee really easily the other night. The trick is to have a twitter client that streams in new tweets, like Tweetbot, and just keep an eye on your timeline. I do this any time I'm trying to pick up code drops, and I generally get one within a few attempts. I'm also gonna go ahead and say that even if you don't manage to get a code you should probably go ahead and buy the pack if you enjoy pinball. All three tables are excellent, and they sport a ridiculous amount of variety between them. I've hardly touched any of my other tables since I bought these three.

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#3349 Seraphinianus

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:32 PM

PSone Import

Motto Trump Shiyouyo! – Motto Trump Shiyouyo! is the sequel to the previously released Trump Shiyouyo!, but this time around there are even motto (more) games! These include the following: Daifugo, Shichinarabe, Seven Bridge, Dobon, Page One, Shinkeisuijyaku, Poker, Blackjack, Napoleon, Klondike, Free Cell, and Speed.

Zero Kara No Mahjong Mahjong – Tamago-Gumi

Zero Kara No Mahjong Mahjong – Tamago-Gumi 2 Taikai E Ikou!

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this is just getting silly. A mahjong game...and its sequel.

#3350 midloo

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 02:35 PM

I can still find time to game while watching my little one, but the deep immersive games like Skyrim are harder to do. And any game with cutscenes that can't be paused can be really frustrating (your child is guaranteed to wake up and start crying at just the wrong moment!).

I've found my Vita to be wonderful for squeezing in game time while watching my child. You can always pause any game and a lot of portable games are designed for pick-up-and-play. I just got a Vita a month ago and I LOVE it. I almost think Sony should actively market it to Dads!


Totally agree with this. I was a little disappointed in my VITA before my first child arrived two weeks ago. Now I pick it up all the time.
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#3351 Slade

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 02:37 PM

Maybe Sony should market Vita as the definitive gaming device for parents with newborn babies.

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#3352 letskissthesky

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 02:40 PM

Maybe Sony should market Vita as the definitive gaming device for parents with newborn babies.


I'll do a true life testimonial for it as I'm living it right now.

#3353 mpaullin

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 04:05 PM

Congrats to all the new dads roaming around here. My son just turned 7 months and I got a Vita about two weeks ago. It is definitely easier to get some gaming in on it than on the TV. The ability to suspend a game at anytime is a godsend.

#3354 @FIF

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 04:40 PM

I'll do a true life testimonial for it as I'm living it right now.


Amen. And second screen capability has me stoked for the PS4. I hope, hope, hope and hope some more that its as robustly supported as the launch event suggested it will be. But I fear it will be a total bust like remote play.

#3355 filmthedead

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 05:02 PM

Does Fatal frame require the ps eye camera? I thought I saw someone say it required the ps2 camera when it came out (which I didn't know existed).

#3356 mitch079

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 05:05 PM

Does Fatal frame require the ps eye camera? I thought I saw someone say it required the ps2 camera when it came out (which I didn't know existed).


Nope. Doesn't use it. You use the Camera Obscura in game so that may be what they meant.

#3357 whitereflection

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 05:12 PM

I can still find time to game while watching my little one, but the deep immersive games like Skyrim are harder to do. And any game with cutscenes that can't be paused can be really frustrating (your child is guaranteed to wake up and start crying at just the wrong moment!).

I've found my Vita to be wonderful for squeezing in game time while watching my child. You can always pause any game and a lot of portable games are designed for pick-up-and-play. I just got a Vita a month ago and I LOVE it. I almost think Sony should actively market it to Dads!


They do. Kevin Spacey on House of Cards plays PlayStation all the time. They mention it like every episode. Technically, his character isn't a dad, but he is a DILF.

#3358 jay_remedy

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 05:19 PM

Amen. And second screen capability has me stoked for the PS4. I hope, hope, hope and hope some more that its as robustly supported as the launch event suggested it will be. But I fear it will be a total bust like remote play.


From what I understand, remote play was dependent on developers taking advantage of it while with the PS4/Vita, it's built in the firmware so it'll always be there, requiring no extra effort from developers.

With that said, I'm not 100% sure and history has shown that it is a feature that will fall to the way side so I understand the skepticism.

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#3359 eldergamer

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 06:09 PM

Congrats to all the new dads roaming around here. My son just turned 7 months and I got a Vita about two weeks ago. It is definitely easier to get some gaming in on it than on the TV. The ability to suspend a game at anytime is a godsend.


The PSP Go can do this as well. (Of course, once you load your suspend state, it's gone. So really only load it, if you know you'll be able to create a "real" save soon. )
If the Vita ever gets to $150 or below I'll pick one up.
I'm just using the PSP for RPGs right now, and it works perfect.

I have three kids. None of them have the attention span or focus to game with me, and they all think the TV is theirs and theirs alone.

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#3360 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 06:33 PM

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Welcome to the PlayStation Plus preview for May! Read on to see what’s coming to the Instant Game Collection this month, as well as this week’s discounts.

Please extend a warm welcome to Square-Enix’s thrilling crime drama Sleeping Dogs, joining the Instant Game Collection tomorrow! You’ll also find a sweet discount on the award-winning indie, Papo & Yo. There’s more where that came from, so read on. As always, let us know what you think in the comments.

May Preview

The following games are slated to be free to PS Plus members through the Instant Game Collection in the month of May.

Sleeping Dogs (PS3)

PSN Price: $49.99, Free for PS Plus members


Welcome to Hong Kong, a vibrant city whose exotic locations hide one of the most powerful and dangerous criminal organizations in the world: the Triads. You play Wei Shen, an undercover cop trying to take down the Triads from the inside. Heralded on several Game of the Year lists, this version of Sleeping Dogs comes with not only the full game, but also 3 premium DLC packs including the Retro Triad Pack, the Red Envelope Pack, and the Street Racer Pack.

Knytt Underground (PS3, PS Vita – Cross Buy Enabled)

PSN Price: $14.99, Free for PS Plus members


With an array of thrilling quests, unique zen-like gameplay and plenty of dynamic characters to meet and guide you on your adventure – Knytt Underground delivers a captivating and unparalleled experience. Download today and begin your journey to ring the six bells of fate and save this vibrant and enchanted underground world before it’s too late.

Germinator (PS Vita)

PSN Price: $9.99, Free for PS Plus members


Germinator twists the bubble genre, wiping away old school match-three games. Crash germ bubbles into those of the same color. Combine and grow them until they explode in a splattering goop. Trigger power-ups to pop them all and mess up the screen. Timing and accuracy are the keys to solving puzzles and preventing the germs from rising too high. It’s a great title for all ages, and will be downloadable free in PlayStation Plus later this month.

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift EXTEND (PS Vita)

PSN Price: $24.99, Free for PS Plus members


BlazBlue: Continuum Shift EXTEND is the definitive version of the Continuum Shift series, which includes character balance tweaks, a new character, Relius Clover, story modes for all previous three DLC characters: Platinum, Makoto, Valkenhayn, new modes, and improved online multiplayer! Watch for it later this month.

Pinball Arcade (PS3, PS Vita – Cross Buy Enabled)

PSN Price: $9.99 Free for PS Plus members


It’s pinball action on the go with Pinball Arcade on PS Vita. You’ll find great pinball tables likeTales of the Arabian Nights, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Theatre of Magic, and Black Hole available from within the game. There are other tables available to download if you’re looking to augment your Pinball Arcade experience.

Leaving PS Plus In May
May 7th – Demon’s Souls
May 14th – Mega Man 9 & 10 Combo Pack
May 21st – Tekken 6 PSP
May 21st – Darksiders
May 28th – Zombie Tycoon 2

Entering PS Plus in May(in no particular order)

Sleeping Dogs (PS3)
Knytt Underground (PS3, PS Vita – Cross Buy Enabled)
Germinator (PS Vita)
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift EXTEND (Vita)
Pinball Arcade (PS3)

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Sleeping Dogs (PS3)

PSN Price: $49.99, Free for PS Plus members


Welcome to Hong Kong, a vibrant city whose exotic locations hide one of the most powerful and dangerous criminal organizations in the world: the Triads. You play Wei Shen, an undercover cop trying to take down the Triads from the inside. Heralded on several Game of the Year lists, this version of Sleeping Dogs comes with not only the full game, but also 3 premium DLC packs including the Retro Triad Pack, the Red Envelope Pack, and the Street Racer Pack.

Papo & Yo Bundle(PS3)

25% Discount – PSN Price: $11.99, $8.99 for PS Plus members


Papo & Yo is an adventure that follows the tale of a young boy named Quico and his best friend Monster, a huge beast with razor-sharp teeth and an addiction to poisonous frogs. The minute Monster eats a frog he goes into a violent rage that’s bad news for everyone around. And yet, Quico isn’t afraid to make a dangerous journey to find a cure for his best friend. As Quico, you’ll need to build your friendship with Monster by solving puzzles with his help as you adventure through a magical, imaginative world in which you can conjure solid objects from thin air. You’ll need to learn to use Monster’s emotions, both good and bad, to your advantage if you want to complete your quest and find a cure for your scary pal! This bundle also includes the soundtrack.

Remember, check back every Monday to learn when BlazBlue: Continuum Shift EXTEND (PS3), Germinator (PS Vita), Knytt Underground (PS3, PS Vita – Cross Buy Enabled), and Pinball Arcade (PS3) are arriving to PS Plus members. You’ll also find more discounts and other exclusives that we weren’t able to detail here just yet. Remember: the month preview is subject to change.

Thanks for reading this week’s update along with the month outlook. You’ll find all the content detailed above with their Plus benefits active when the PlayStation Store updates tomorrow. Got more questions on Plus? Leave your comments below, or, if you’re looking to engage with more of the PS community, head over to the PlayStation Community Forums to discuss this week’s news more, find other topics to contribute your thoughts to, or start one for yourself. See you in the comments!


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