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New PlayStation Plus Sign Up OFFER And Content For September And October

I hope everyone who has signed up during Aug has enjoyed the continued LBP sign up offer?! If you signed up early in the month (or are in German, Greece or South Africa) and didn’t get your copy of LBP in the Plus section straight away, then don’t worry, you will be emailed a voucher for this as soon as possible.

Now, for all those who haven’t signed up to Plus yet, here’s just one more reason! Sign up for a 1 year membership between the 1st September and 5th October and you will get all the great features of Plus AND a copy of the great PS3 game Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty, completely free and yours to keep forever.

Ratchet and Clank - Quest for Booty

“The mysterious Zoni have taken Clank! Now Ratchet must use his space-age weapons and new Omniwrench to battle Captain Darkwater’s band of cut-throat ghost pirates to find the Fulcrum Star – a lost treasure that could be the link to finding his best friend.”

Here’s the list of great content that is available to Plus members from September 1st – October 5th

PSN:
Sam and Max: Devil’s Playground (entire season)

minis:
Vector Tower Defense
Echoes

PSOne Classic:
Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee

Full Game Trial:
Warhawk (Plus exclusive 50% discount for Plus members on purchase)
Inferno Pool

Exclusive Discounts:
LBP: Ico and Shadow of Colossus costume pack – 50%
Metal Gear Solid (PSOne) – 50%
Warhawk – 50%
Pixel Junk Shooter – 20%

DLC Exclusive:
UFC Undisputed 2010 DLC

Dynamic themes:
Exclusive PlayStation Move theme
Exclusive ‘Fish Tank’ theme

Premium avatars:
Eye Pet Blue Goalie Avatar
Eye Pet DJ Avatar

And here is what you can expect to see from the 6th October – 2nd November

PSN:
Street Fighter 2 HD Remix

minis:
Aero Racer
Yeti Sports

PSOne Classic:
Syphon Filter

Full Game Trial:
Gravity Crash (Plus exclusive 50% discount for Plus members on purchase)
Hustle Kings (Plus exclusive 50% discount for Plus members on purchase)

Exclusive Discounts:
Burn Zombie Burn (inc. free exclusive Home item for Plus members who buy)

Dynamic themes:
Exclusive Move ‘Start the Party’ theme
Exclusive ‘Halloween’ theme

Premium avatars:
Pain: Jarvis and Le Toot Avavtars
SingStar: Wannabe and Rising Star Avatars

As before, you can rest assured this is not all that will be available each month; look out for some more exclusive, surprise treats, coming to Plus in September and October.

Hopefully there is plenty there to entertain you!

As always, please feel free to tell me if there is anything in particular you would like to see in the Plus content list.

Enjoy all this and keep an eye out for some extra exclusive treats during the month!

Update: please note that the Ratchet & Clank offer comes into effect from 5pm today (1 September, 2010).

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What about firstplay included?

    James Thorpe 1 September, 2010 @ 2:30 pm    

    Hi, as I mentioned before we are def looking into this for you but one of the things we have to consider is that Plu content is available for the whole of Europe whereas firstplay is just for the UK. As I said we are looking into this for you and will let you know any developments ASAP

 
beardyweirdy 1 September, 2010 @ 12:04 pm   2

boring i have most of that stuff already

 

Great content, looking forward to Octobers, Syphon Filter is a classic and Street Fighter HD is a good game even though i get pwned online :D

Today i shall be on Abes Oddysee making constant farting sounds and giggling like i used to back in the day :) Great stuff.

    James Gallagher 1 September, 2010 @ 12:38 pm    

    Just a little note to let you know that the other James is at IFA in Berlin and is trying to jump on and respond to your comments but he might be held up.

 

Hopefully we’ll get some extra stuff during this period ;-)

    James Thorpe 1 September, 2010 @ 2:36 pm    

    keep your eyes on the Plus section of the store and on here for the extra treat announcements!!

 

Whoot!! I shall be downloading Sam & Max with Oddworld \o/

 
LEONOFDEATH 1 September, 2010 @ 12:06 pm   6

Do existing customers get this game for free too?
Please dont be messing us around… :(

    James Thorpe 1 September, 2010 @ 2:39 pm    

    Hi, we are definately not messing you around. If you are an existing user then you will have got LBP as your extra free gift for signing up to one year. This is simply the next sign up offer for people who haven’t joined yet, but all the other content mentioned is obviously for all Plus members. plus the extras that we will be giving you during the month

 

Will be downloading Sam and Max and Abe’s Oddysee today then! Still amazed that it’s all five episodes of the game for free and hopefully it’ll keep me occupied for a while.

Looking forward to the other Plus surprises this month too.

 

Hmmm… I think an option for a few extra months instead of a game would be more enticing. I already had LBP and would have preferred the 3 free months that the US got.

 
the_ghost__NL 1 September, 2010 @ 12:07 pm   9

nice can’t wait for the pain ava’s
how about some exclusive themes of games that will come out this fall ??

 

It get’s worse!

So, I signed up from day 1, do I get Quest for booty?

 

Looking good, thanks for the update. Any news on the other Tomb Raider PSOne games coming to PS Plus? Would be great to have them.

Is there any news on PS2 Classics on the store? In the pipeline at all?

Cheers

    James Thorpe 1 September, 2010 @ 2:40 pm    

    Hi, we are def looking into both of those for you but i don’t have any info on them yet. Will let you know ASAP

 
tjmartinuk 1 September, 2010 @ 12:08 pm   12

Again already own most of this content dont think ill be renewing my subscription

 

You seem to have missed off the DLC for October….

 

What about the people who allready own burn zombie burn?
Will they get the home item too?

 

Damn, I was an early subscriber that already owned lbp (so that freebie was useless for me), I should have waited to get free r&c instead :(

 
kingofscotland 1 September, 2010 @ 12:09 pm   16

Thanks for the update James,

I have a fair bit of the content but looking forward to Sam & Max and I was nearly buying Hustle Kings last week when I heard it was getting Move & 3D update, so will just need to wait til next month now for my 50% discount.

Anyone who hasn’t played Abe must download – it is a classic!

 
flamingcarrot 1 September, 2010 @ 12:09 pm   17

Still not sold. Are you planning on offering anything above and beyond PSN store game content?

Such as…………

Cloud Game Saves
PS3 Extended Warranty (a la Continuous Play)
Cross Game Chat
Movie Download Credits
Magazine Content (Qore/FirstPlay)
Store Wide Discount Scheme (10-20%)

For those of us that already own most of the ‘best’ content from the PSN store, you need to think outside the box if you want us to sign up to PS+.

    James Thorpe 1 September, 2010 @ 2:50 pm    

    Hi, that is exactly what we are trying to do for you. we feel that the content offering in Plus is very strong and getting stronger but we are always looking for new ways to improve the service. Plus is def not a fixed service but evolving all the time.

Wow, if you’re dumb enough to throw away 40 notes on a handful of discounts on old stuff you deserve to get ripped off.

The only good things there are the PS1 games, and I already dl’d abes oddysee ages ago and still have syphon filter on disc.

 
SlapnutzUK 1 September, 2010 @ 12:10 pm   19

[DELETED] more content I already have….

…hmmmm do I renew?

 
kevinpage1 1 September, 2010 @ 12:10 pm   20

looking forward to sam & max and will be gettin metal gear solid its been ages since i played that

also is there any chance to get a free singstar song each month or a discount on a song pack

    James Thorpe 1 September, 2010 @ 2:52 pm    

    Hi, thanks for the SS suggestion, its a good one and something we will look into for you. Cheers

 
LEONOFDEATH 1 September, 2010 @ 12:11 pm   21

Am I right in believing that the money generated from PS+ subscriptions is going towards making PSN better? Like more online features and faster download speeds?

Thats actually the main reason I got PS+, Because I want to help contribute to making PSN a better experience.

    James Thorpe 1 September, 2010 @ 2:55 pm    

    Hi, afraid I can’t comment on those sort of things but just wanted to say thanks for your support! ;-)

 

It’s getting a bit better, but not enough to tempt me into buying just yet. I think that asking for FirstPlay to be included free is not likely; US subsribers get Qore included, which is $2.99 a month, as opposed to FirstPlay’s 99p a week. On that basis, if a FirstPlay subscription was half price for Plus subscribers, I’d go for it.

 

Sam & Max is very nice!
Thanks!

Chaosprower 1 September, 2010 @ 12:11 pm   24

I don’t find any reason at all to renew my subscription, the only thing I get are games I already have or don’t have interest for.

Seriously what does Plus “offers” appart from old content available for a limited time and the “automatic downloads” which downloads demos of games I already OWN?

And last week the R.U.S.E demo was released on Steam for everyone, and Sony just delayed it for everyone else claiming it was a plus exlisive.

 

Same as #10

I signed up from day 1, so do I get Quest for booty?

How about some MOVE demos/games.

 

Any one that is debating whether to sign up has no excuses this month. Sam & Max as well as Abes Odysee free PLUS a sign up bonus too. You should see a spike this week well done.

The only thing I could ask is a discount on Quest for Booty for existing customers Pretty please :D

 
joshualeuty96-2- 1 September, 2010 @ 12:13 pm   27

Might subscribe for 3 months of Playstation Plus Soon. 4 Avatars for free for October!!! ME LIKE!!!

hutton1993 1 September, 2010 @ 12:13 pm   28

I signed up on day one and I’d rather have Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty for free instead of LittleBigPlanet as I already own LBP.

Also, didn’t we get Gravity Crash as a game trial in month one? Why are we getting it as a game trial again?

I hope this month’s unannounced specials will be more than an early demo and an overpriced PS1 Classic. I know you guys make sure to give us the best content possible, but I’m really thinking about subscribing to the US Service after the end of this month. Also; where is the cross-game-chat you guys promised before PS+ even launched?

 
LEONOFDEATH 1 September, 2010 @ 12:14 pm   30

@23, Yeah, I thought that too, PS+ is just giving us demos on the actual release date of the demo, And delaying it for regular users…

 

Hey

Why there is no DLC for October?? There should be one per month…

 

It used to be little big planet for signing up which was not worth it for most people as they already have it, plus it was the standard edition which was about £15. Now your giving away quest for booty, this game costs around £10 in the shops, thats even less of a giveaway for signing up.

It’s the same with the PS1 classics, yet again I either have any classic PS1 games on disc or I don’t want them.

 

Hey!

Am I right in thinking that Quest for Booty does not support trophies?

 
KC-alpha-14 1 September, 2010 @ 12:16 pm   34

My Birthday is October 5th.. So I’ll sign up that day.. get R&C for free get all September stuff and get October stuff the day after…

PlayStation have you planned this around my birthday?

 

It a good job i sign up for a 90-days sub, However i will give + a chance to evole i shall renew my sub this month.

ppl you are in for a treat for S&M it funny as hell i bought it cheap as a pre-order.

btw james i‘ve read about sony giving a 1 hour press conference tonight about a possibly a music & video sub service, will this be a + Feature :)

 

So do I need to do anything to get my LBP download voucher as I joined in the middle of August when it was not available for download under PS+ section?

Also, any chance to change that voucher for R&C Quest for Booty as I already own LBP? ;)

 

I can’t believe those like me who signed up day one are unhappy.

Look at all the great content we have already and its only been a few months.

We have more than had our moneys worth and there is loads more to come, its only been a few months after all.

What more do you want?

 
CodeMonkey_UK 1 September, 2010 @ 12:20 pm   38

Either you annoy subscribers by not giving them anything decent or you annoy those that haven’t subscribed by delaying content or restricting access.

 
killzonexx 1 September, 2010 @ 12:21 pm   39

where is our dead nation beta? if you talk about exclusive dead nation is! people are getting keys while they sometimes didnt even heard of the game, and plus members dont get nothing great deal sony!

 
mcwildcard 1 September, 2010 @ 12:21 pm   40

Agh! I bought burn zombie burn not long ago!
Ah well, SFIIHDR will be a welcome addition to my collection and Hustle Kings has been on my radar for a while, so a 50% discount will definitely be welcome.

What’s the DLC for October? It’s not mentioned…

Can everyone please stop asking about Firstplay, it’s getting annoying, they can’t do it because it’s not a first party product.
Quore is made by Sony, so they can give it away, Firstplay is made by Future Publishing (I think), so it’s not Sony’s to dish out gratis.

 
Hell-Raiser-85 1 September, 2010 @ 12:21 pm   41

@James I got a 3 month membership on day 1 so when it runs out and i get a year membership before October 5th do i get the Ratchet and Clank game? Any way thanks for for great update i am happy with it so far. Got my money back in the first month alone.

 

Hi James, please can you suggest that ps+ subscribers get cloud game saves. I know quite a few people that are waiting for ps+ to improve PSN in general (and not just offer games).

So perhaps add:
Cloud game saves
Some sort of extended warranty (discounted to plus subscribers)
And we all know the community want cross game chat which I believe Sony are working on anyway :)

Thanks for the update, looking forward to Sam and max

 

Free Ratchet and Clank QFB is really very nice :D

 

Warhawk and Quest for Booty? If you guys are already scraping through your back-catalogue of old games what is it going to be like in a few months time?

I’m sorry but Plus just doesn’t interest me at all, I’ve either had the content already for a very long time or didn’t get it because I didn’t want it. I’m not against subscriptions to support PSN but I want features not freebie rentals of old games – online backups, better browser, priority downloads etc. The only things that I am interested in with Plus are the auto-downloads and exclusive themes/avatars, but those on their own don’t justify the subscription.

I guess I’ll wait for the next sign-up offer and hopefully it will be something more worthwhile (and something I don’t already own)…

Would of prefered R&C over LBP purely because i already own LBP but there we go.. Why hasn’t October gotten any Premium DLC listed or has it been removed like the HR Dynamic Themes? Alas! Still no Tombi 1 8( Would pay £40 for that on its own..

 

People keep saying “you get your monies worth” but do you really want half the “free” stuff you get when you sign up? I for one would play most of it because I got it as part of the deal but I wouldn’t have gone out of my way to pay for most of it given the chance.

I have most stuff that I want and anythign new like Joe Danger won’t be included any time soon.

@flamingcarrot (#17)
you forget webbrowser updates (support for more embedded movie formats, descent javascript support etc.) ;-)

@funkpower (#32)
Indeed, no trophies for R&C:QfB

Offerings comparable to the US ones, because we pay way more to get PS+. Cross Game Chat, which was advertised by Sony before PS+ launched. Oh, I’d also just be happy if the guys who manage PS+ in Europe just posted here and admitted that they cannot do anything to be on par with the US’s offerings instead of just saying “…..wait for sepcials throughout the month…” just to make everyone shut up when they know that those specials won’t be anything other than early access to things. Then there are also a couple of Betas going on right now that they could let PS+ users participate in. Just a couple of things.

 
Carnivius_Prime 1 September, 2010 @ 12:25 pm   49

ratchet and clank i already have as it was cheap enough on the store anyways ages ago and it doesn’t have the new convienence of being installed on the hard drive as it already was a downloadable unlike LBP.

Problem with a lot of this is that the majority of people who’d want certain games already have bought them long before they end up on Plus. People like me tend to buy games on release date or soon after. If we haven’t for a while it’s likely in most cases cos we don’t really want the game. I think they need to be of more expensive games we put off buying at first due to cost.

 
ShadowDoGGG 1 September, 2010 @ 12:25 pm   50

I too would rather have had Ratchet instead of LBP

 

Dont forget we’ve also got the incoming LBP2 beta!

 

I’m very happy with the updates. Haters gonna hate.

 

Hello,

I personally am not a PSN + subscriber, and i must sincerely admit that is is certainly not through these kind of uninteresting deals that i will ever be boarding the ship. As a heavy PSN user, and thus possessing quite a large catalog of content — whether games/DLCs/Avatars– from the Playstation Store, i admittedly find absolutely no reason to subscribe to the PSN+ membership. Indeed, all content i presently possess are content i have always wanted and easterly awaited, making all content distributed through the PSN membership some that simply do not interest me, or that i evidently already possess.

I have lengthily detailed the different offers that would unhesitatingly convince me to go PSN+ on the ‘PSN+ Wish List’ topic that can be found on the Playstation Forums. Lastly, as a huge Ratchet and Clank fan, i must inform you that i too own this title, for precisely two years now.

Until a better offer,

Good day

 
Carnivius_Prime 1 September, 2010 @ 12:27 pm   54

@41
Cloud game saves could be nice though something I want as part of the basic PS3 service anyways. cross game chat I care not for, I want to be able to permanently disable all voice chat from the XMB so it applies to all games, or at least give me an option to have it only active for people on your PSN list. So goddamn sick of having to mute people on Uncharted 2 every damn time.

 
LEONOFDEATH 1 September, 2010 @ 12:27 pm   55

I dont actually want to buy anything else from the store anymore, Because im starting to worry that itll all end up free on PS+ in later months.

Plus should offer NEW content.

Also, Yeah, Web browser needs fixing, It is dodgy.

 

I want PAIN!!!

Dudley0Neill 1 September, 2010 @ 12:28 pm   57

Bit short on the discounts for october eh?
And Burn Zombie Burn has bee on sale soooo many times before.
Also, like many others, I am an early adopter of PLUS, why not reward us a little.

 
SlipperyFella 1 September, 2010 @ 12:28 pm   58

Good stuff, I’m looking forward to Sam and Max, and then next month Street Fighter 2 HD Remix!! Neither of which I own :)

Bother “Free Sign Up” games so far have been excellent, but I already owned them which is a shame.

I’m guessing you pick plus games by going through people’s suggestions. But there should be other factors to take into account (which you may already do?)

If a game has been well received by critics, but largely ignored by gamers (not had many downloads), then it would perhaps need a little more attention, and you’d be giving it to many players who didn’t already own it.

I still personally believe there should be a choice of 2 or 3 PSN downloadable games per month, because I think it’s really unfair that some players should be shunted with titles they already own. Someone could go throughout their whole 12 subscription and not receive a single free full game!!

Keep up zee good work anyway :)

 

If PS+ had any value for me I’d subscribe in a heartbeat. I have 80+ % of what’s on offer so there’s nothing there for me, I already bought all that I want, I always buy what I want so I can’t see PS+ ever having any value for me if it only includes stuff that I have already bought weeks and months ahead.

 
extermin8or 1 September, 2010 @ 12:29 pm   60

Are you joking? So by signing up 1st I got something that I already owned, now you offer Rachet and clank quest for booty, which I don’t own? you are kidding right?

xchris2008x 1 September, 2010 @ 12:29 pm   61

There is quite a lot of good content there but im not subscribing lol

 

I would love to see Tomb Raider of FFVIII eventually go up for Plus, but I don’t know if you and the team could arrange that James ^^.

I actually would love to see Quest for Booty go up for Plus at some point, that and Trine, Pixeljunk Eden, Peggle, Echochrome or Lumines Supernova. I would have listed Hustle Kings and Gravity Crash as well but with the discounts next month I guess I’ll just have to buy them!

I wonder James if you and the team could sort out something Move related for Plus? Be that a demo, theme, full game trial or something like that? I know that most of the launch games will have demos so maybe later on in the year or next year you could sort something out? I guess not everyone will be buying the Move though so there would be complaints…

 
bravo9zero 1 September, 2010 @ 12:30 pm   63

like #1 said
When will FirstPlay be available for free with PS+?
US gets Qore for free for their PS+, it’s only fair.

 

This content is saving me £40 a year – in not buying such a lacklustre offering.

Please make the Playstation Network available for Morocco officially !

How i can extend PSN+? :P

 

Hmmm so if i subscribe this time i’ll get a game i already own again… very tempting but i’ll pass. So I’m guessing sony didn’t get as many people to subscribe like it thought it could.

 

I bought Street Fighter 2 HD Remix from the store a few weeks ago as it was a limited time discount and now if I would of waited I would of got it for free, surely PS+ content should not include stuff that has previously been discounted in the PS store…..

I’m not gonna buy anything out of the store anymore just incase it comes up for free in PS+……..

 

I signed up day 1 for Plus, do we get QUEST FOR BOOTY in Greece? I already have LBP on BlueRay so no need for me to download it. Please help!! :’(

 
bravo9zero 1 September, 2010 @ 12:33 pm   70

The Killzone 3 beta is on now.
It would be nice if PS+ subs (3 month and 1 year) get invited.

PS+ NEEDS something exciting like that to happen!
It’s been pretty lackluster so far.

guybrush3_16 1 September, 2010 @ 12:34 pm   71

So do exiting owners of Playstation Plus get this free game also for being excisting customers or not.

I already own LBP so would prefer to have a game I dont own.

 

#54 said “I dont actually want to buy anything else from the store anymore, Because im starting to worry that itll all end up free on PS+ in later months.”

I feel the same way.

 

well this is my last month of ps+. i wont be renewing it. as said previous i only d/l stuff as it was free. the minis are rank rotten. ps1 classics look terrible graphics wise so i wont play them. apart from a few avatars oh and wipeout hd which i only rent in theory there aint much to keep me subscribing. i bought my ps3 because its an awesome machine, it would be good to get more ps3 content for it. even ps2 stuff would be more welcome than ps1 crap. great machine in its time but we have moved on sony!!!. must admit though the discounts on stuff looking better. really hope this builds up better in the future then i will re subscribe. ps give us qore if first play not available

 

There’s a big big problem with PS+ and Sony needs to change the way the offer content here.

There’s not a lot of value in PS+ when you already own most of the offered content.

People who are PS+ owners stop buying things from PSN incase it appears as free in PS+.

Sony you really should see the problem with service, it’s shooting itself in the foot.

 
Marrsterhausen 1 September, 2010 @ 12:36 pm   75

Hi James,

I’m still not convinced to buy into PS+ I’m afraid… The main problem lies with already owning the majority of the content listed (as will many other potential Ps+ buyers) where as I can just cherry pick the best content throughout the year to what suits me. There really needs to be more incentive to make this more appealing to purchase, it just isn’t big & bold enough!

How about bundling in First Play into the deal?
Adding movie/music content?
Cross game chat?
Backwards PS1/PS2 compatability? (this REALLY needs to happen)
Weekly updates to PS+ to prevent buying an item that might become free or on offer later?
Ability to turn auto download off (this is a must as I wouldn’t want everything)
In game exclusives (extra characters, weapons, cars etc for various SONY developed games)
Parity with U.S PS+

I regret to say that at the moment the PS+ club just doesn’t feel exclusive enough but very much work in progress, so for the time being I’ll wait & be very happy with my free PSN service…

BlackBlueWhite47 1 September, 2010 @ 12:37 pm   76

All well and good but where are the push demos and full game trials for October??,
I would like to see Lara Croft And The Guardian of Light on the service, along with Monkey Island 1 and 2, and a 1 year free subscription too DC Universe Online, that would be great and another idea would be to publish a larger schedule to let people know what will and will not be free in the weeks to come, hope this is read, Thanks a lot for the great service.

 

Nice content.

Still think you need to have some way of providing an option for 2 or 3 top titles so you can have a better chance of getting a game every month that you don’t already own.

 

@funkpower (#32)
Indeed, no trophies for R&C:QfB

2008 Quest for Booty. way before trophies were even thought of by Sony.

Follow me, parpppp, hello!

 
LEONOFDEATH 1 September, 2010 @ 12:39 pm   79

@69, The Killzone 3 beta is live now!?

OUTRAGE.
If that is true, And its not included in PS+, Ill lose all faith in everything ever.

We should be getting in to EVERY PS3 exclusives beta!

TehPhilosopher 1 September, 2010 @ 12:39 pm   80

It doesn’t pay to be an early adopter with Sony. I got burned by PSP Go: bought on week one, there was a better offer just a month later, and the insane 10 free games offer this summer. Still love the machine and have a lot of games, but there has been no love shown for early adopters.

Plus is yet another way for Sony and game publishers to nickel-and-dime us, and I’ll have nothing of it. Don’t even get me started on DLC you have to pay for which should have been included in many games at launch. I won’t buy any game which does that.

Plus is designed to lock you in further into it – the moment you unsubscribe you lose some of the stuff you already paid for. We can’t own any games soon, and forget about buying second hand. At the same time as media and delivery is practically zero cost, we don’t get any discount – only more subscriptions and DLC we have to pay for.

Also, waiting “eagerly” for Sony to screw the non-Plus PSN users by moving more content to Plus-only.

 

Just wondering, if i sign up to plus like right now, before the store update, will i be able to download all the content available in august and still be eligible for the free ratchet and clank game? Since it is the 1st September already..

 
LEONOFDEATH 1 September, 2010 @ 12:41 pm   82

@80, Yeah, I wont be buying the PS4 untill there is a great deal with it.

Chaosprower 1 September, 2010 @ 12:42 pm   83

I’m happy with Playstation Store’s posts because Mike and Ross reply to a lot of comments, but Playstation Plus’ posts don’t get any replies at all.

 

Still not convinced by Playstation Plus. The only thing that’s been of interest to me in ALL months so far (and forthcoming) has been 20% off Pixeljunk Shooter… so, a £1 value?

The rest I either already have or don’t want.

Will there be a patch to add trophies to Quest for Booty?

 

thats your que james….start talking

 

This month is really nice (Sam & Max entire season & Abe).

About October: Too bad that I already own SFIITHD, nice game though. Why no DLC this time?

 

@81 Yeah, you should be able to.

 

I’m embarrassed by this. Once again Sony, you make me angry. It seems to be every week now. When my friends, who have now jumped ship to Xbox, talk about how they are treated, how the Xbox performs, I am embarrassed by this inferior console and company.

There, I said it.

 
LEONOFDEATH 1 September, 2010 @ 12:48 pm   89

@81 & 87.
I doubt it. I dont think it works like that.
Its very risky.

 

@81 No, thinking about I don’t think you’d get the free game for signing up but you would be able to download all of August content I would of thought as it’s not been updated yet.

BlackBlueWhite47 1 September, 2010 @ 12:50 pm   91

Also please add the Speed Pack for Motorstorm :D
Along with the betas you promised us :) thanks for your hard word at getting really good stuff keep it up!

 

Pretty good selection there, although I already have the whole Sam and Max season(or will do when the finale becomes available today). Not much I want this month, just the UFC 2010 DLC, Oddworld and maybe half price Warhawk.
Oh and Street Fighter 2 HD Remix next month, awesome.
One thing though, I noticed no DLC was mentioned for next months offerings. Was that a mistake or is there no DLC on offer next month?

 

@Marrsterhausen. You can play ps1 games on every ps3 and there is an option to turn the auto download off.

Anyway, Sam and Max, Street Fighter 2 HD and Syphon Filter? :D

I share similar thoughts to #58. until we’re given a choice of at least two PSN titles per month (one download selection of course) I will not be signing up.

& the US gets Qore.. Where’s our First Play?

 

“Just a little note to let you know that the other James is at IFA in Berlin and is trying to jump on and respond to your comments but he might be held up.”

Anything about the new music service? :)

 
bravo9zero 1 September, 2010 @ 12:51 pm   96

@13
Ah yeah, just noticed that!
Good spot.

I hope we get some DLC for October.
Though we’d prefer to get Killzone 3 or LB2 beta instead :hint: :hint: ;)

 

May I ask why PS+ gets exclusive themes and demos? Once again I’m complaining, in the last three months I have bought content for 550NOK+ while the price for one year PS+ is 400NOK. Where the [DELETED] is my exclusive offers?

 

Where’s the weekly update like USA?????

If i knew, I would sign now because I prefere Rachet to LBP

 

As some others have already pointed out, had I known (or Sony had mentioned) that basically any other game than LBP would be offered as a sign-up bonus, I would’ve waited. I already own LBP on disc, so it was basically just the added bonus of playing it from harddrive for me.

I actually think Sony should allow all PSN+ subscribers to get these free games (in this case Ratchet & Clank) *to play for the duration of their subscription*. My point is, the sign-up bonus you OWN, already-subscribers only get to PLAY it for the duration of their subscription. Obviously this would only apply to those who signed up for a subscription as long as or longer than the one the sign-up bonus is offered for. For example, if R&C:QFB is offered to OWN for free as a sign-up bonus for a 1-year subscription, only those already signed up for at least 1 year should be able to PLAY it for the duration of their PSN+ membership (i.e. until they stop paying).

This would make it a lot more attractive to join PSN+, and I suspect that Sony would lose very little money (in sales of DLC) to such a strategy.

My 2 cents.

 

I forgot something….

WHERE ARE THE BETAS????

 

Wow… The October-content is pretty crappy.
I don’t think I’ll renew my subscription guys, sorry.

I will reconsider giving you my money when you start offering NEW games and when cross-game voicechat will be included. :-)

Good luck.

 

“You’ll also get exclusive PlayStation Store discounts and early access to demos and beta trials”

So, where are these beta trials or am I missing something?

Chaosprower 1 September, 2010 @ 12:57 pm   103

@95 I hope it’s a new videostore for Europe with films, tv episodes and music to rivalize with the new Apple TV/iTV which Apple is suppusedly announcing today.

(Or maybe is just wishful thinking on my part).

RCrevenge 1 September, 2010 @ 1:00 pm   104

Hi James,

This month is really nice (Sam & Max entire season & Abe).

About October: Exclusive Discounts: Burn Zombie Burn (inc. free exclusive Home item for Plus members who buy)-
could you specify on what this is?
will it be taken away from me when my subscription ends?

 
Skydancerx 1 September, 2010 @ 1:02 pm   105

September is good, October is very Bad.

For those who moan on the new Sign Up Offer. LBP Retail Price is higher, then the very Short Ratchet & Clank Game. So the First offer was realy worth it! They try to Push PSN+ with different Offers. Thats life. When you want it, buy it on Ebay for 10 Euro.

STILL LESS CONTENT THEN THE US!

Exclusive Dynamic Themes are ok but we want also the “normal” ones. Like the US has. (HEAVY RAIN!!!).

Offers/Discounts in US much better.

Exclusive Content/Offers for (early) Move Buyers, not just a simple Dynamic Theme. I spent 200 Euro in September for PreOrdering Move & Games.

Good to see that Plus Subscribers get Discounts on Trial Games, that already have a Demo on PSN.

Ever Month the same Moans about PSN Plus, please do something about it.

 
Unicronic 1 September, 2010 @ 1:03 pm   106

Sam & Max is a huge plus (no pun) intended for me but game trials for WarHawk and Inferno Pool? That’s just selling old stuff to us again. Warhawk is almost 3 years old now. I’d rather you surveyed the Plus users as to what they would like to see.

Also will Super SF2 HD Remix get a trophy patch? If not then giving it to us next month really gives us an antiquated offering in light of mandatory trophy enabled games.

I would much rather we got some 1st/2nd party games with trophy updates attached like Siren, gt5 prologue, toy home, dark mist and so on.

 

@89, 90. Thanks for your advice. I was thinking it would be rather risky. I liked the look of august what with free motorstorm dlc and pinball, but i had lbp so thought i’d wait until they did another free game. Never mind, I’ve never played street fighter, the same and max season is good value and discount from MGS is appealing. Or do I just wait again for when they attempt to catch all the new PS3 owners after christmas with a higher value title..

Not looking too bad. I’m not a big fan of Ratchet & Clank which is why I’m happy I got LBP instead. But it’s not a bad offer at all.

Also, some nice games coming up. A pity I’ve already purchased Metal Gear Solid, but I have yet to try either Street Fighter 2 or the first Syphon Filter (loved the sequels though). Is Syphon Filter even available on the Store yet? Also, I never got to try the full version of any Oddworld game, but this is a good chance.

 
Thunderlizzard 1 September, 2010 @ 1:04 pm   109

Another vote for Ratchet.

I, quite probably like the majority of PS3 owners, already have the BD version of LBP and now have it twice.

It’s nice being able to load it from HDD any time I like but I’d much rather have had something I didn’t already own…like Ratchet.

 

So no RQFB for first buyers? :( No discount or anything?

 

Oh man. I like many others, already had LBP. Ratchet would have been more welcomed.

 
BenchyUK 1 September, 2010 @ 1:09 pm   112

I will not be happy if current subscribers don’t get Quest for Booty

 
p4zinho331 1 September, 2010 @ 1:09 pm   113

Well looking at octobers lineup im glad my 90 day is up in september, cos imo october is awful. Maybe it wasn’t possible but Sony must have known people would get the 90 day sub just to test the waters out so why not go all out for month 4 and hook us guys back in. I wont be re-subscribing, i like automatic downloads but its not worth 11.99 or 40 pound, im not paying anymore in the hope ill get into betas (Dead Nation) nor am I paying for 1 day exclusive demos. It was a cool experiment and ill probably come back when games like Braid or Trine are the free games but for now.

*adopts Duncan Bannantyne voice” I’m out.

 
tiago-kun 1 September, 2010 @ 1:10 pm   114

I have a question: My PS3 broke (yeah it’s sad, out of warranty and an expensive repair price, but I will buy a slim with move bundle in the next month maybe), so my question as a plus member is obvious, can I enjoy the offers in the following months?
I’m not saying the discounts or free game trials, I’m talking only about the free monthly game, ps1 classics, dlc, etc.

To recap, can I access my free content from past months?

 
fresh191 1 September, 2010 @ 1:10 pm   115

Looks like some good content for some but it is just further making me regret taking the 1 year sub.
I’m sure it will get better but how long will that take and when if ever will it be competative with the US+ service?

 
turbogeek421 1 September, 2010 @ 1:11 pm   116

I signed up in the 1st week… And I think I’d rather have R&C over LBP!

Will we get a copy too? Or at the VERY least a (high) discount?

 
marvzilla 1 September, 2010 @ 1:12 pm   117

Hi James, doubt I’ll get a reply but I can but try.

Where is the incentive for early adopters??

I paid more than double the cost of a slim costs now for my launch 60g model, I bought lots of stuff from the store when we were lucky to get a game released every couple of months, I own every game you have put in the plus deal but paid full price for them.

I don’t even care about the differences between eu and us plus, I’ve been around long enough to know nothing will change in that department, it took over a year for super puzzle fighter to show up.

Like the guy above who got stung with psp go, Sony slaps early adopters in the face time and time again.

So…. Where is the value to early adopters?? (there isn’t any, is there?)

 
killzonexx 1 September, 2010 @ 1:20 pm   118

its weird tho that there is not 1 single comment about dead nation beta and why plus members dont getting it.

scee/scea are publishers of the game, but a beta they dont give at plus members, while random players in europe/america having a key, while some didnt even know this game was coming.

i really thought plus was for beeing first at beta’s and demo’s, but it seems it dont care if your plus our not, sony does whatever they want, and dont follow there own promises.

 

Whats the UFC DLC? Just the Preorder DLC Prereleased?

 
SlapnutzUK 1 September, 2010 @ 1:24 pm   120

@117

Totally agree, I gave Plus a 3 month trial which ends at the end of October.

A good example of the shaft is Sam & Max.

I paid the exclusive pre-order price for it, not only since paying that has it been offered cheaper but it is now being given away free next month and to top it off the final chapter was only released today.

What is it Sony want me to do with my money?

Before Plus I was happy because I could by things when I wanted and didn’t feel like I was getting stung.

Now I actually STOP buying things just in case they end up in Plus.

If Plus gave me a blanket 50% discount or something I could probably live with it.

 
BeAkErOo 1 September, 2010 @ 1:28 pm   121

If you don’t like Plus guys, nobody is making you buy it. I’m personally really enjoying it. I have SF2 HD Remix already but the good thing is we’ll get more people playing it online now.

 
The_dark_hado 1 September, 2010 @ 1:29 pm   122

I’m with @NviperO

I signed up when LBP wasn’t available. Will I still get a voucher only I’ve not had one yet :(

 

street fighter hd was 5 quid few weeks ago lol and has no trophys , add features or this will tank by 2011

 
Orangeno 1 September, 2010 @ 1:36 pm   124

The + content is not of high quality. Is it not possible to give more avatars? What will a JPG cost to make?

Can you give as a indication of wich PSN games will come to the + users. Now, if i want to buy a game, I wait… only because my + subscription. If I just know what games would come to +, i would buy again from the store…

 
Dante_Zero 1 September, 2010 @ 1:36 pm   125

what a load of rubbish. abe’s alright but the selection of PS3/PSN games offered on plus are getting worse. i would like to at least have some sort of choice. you ask my opinion in surveys and then blatanly ignore them. I dunno why i bothered with plus,or the full season of sam and max when they came out seen as paying up front gave me incentive seen as episode 5 is out the same day everyone on plus gets if for nowt. absolutely joke. need to mull over this for a couple of days and decide wether to ring SCE UK customer services and request a refund for my year subscription. I’m more than will to do with out the free stuff that i had already purchased. Guess it sucks to be a day one adopter of the service. Way too go SCEE, treat day one customers as rubbish.

 
RadioactiveMouse 1 September, 2010 @ 1:42 pm   126

@James I was looking at my copy of LBP and it has an expiry date of the time when my PS+ account subscription finishes :/

Not that it will matter much with LBP2 and all just wondered as it was supposed to be a forever copy ;)

 
Dante_Zero 1 September, 2010 @ 1:43 pm   127

also whats happening with betas? no love for us high valued customers or plus members. as we talk i’m aware of 3 closed betas ongoing which is LBP2,Killzone 3,Deadnation. There can be no excuses as to why theres no access to the first two betas cause they are first party games.

Also some replys would be nice other than just one reply every 2hrs

 

is it too much to get some honesty. tell us whats planned for the future with reasonable accuracy. give us something to say woo hoo about. out of 125 comments so far i think av read about 5 happy people. man up sony and tell us what we can expect. i think your gonna lose all the subcribers that went for the 3 month option

 
Andrefpvs 1 September, 2010 @ 1:43 pm   129

Please, please give us a Cloud Game Save Storage System tied to our Plus account so we can back up game saves (especially locked ones).

Also, please give us a list of 3 or 4 PSN games so we can choose one we don’t already have to download each month.

You should also let us choose any of the PS1 classics every month.

 

Forgot another thing…

Free DLC in October?????

 
killzonexx 1 September, 2010 @ 1:48 pm   131

@ Dante_Zero finally someone who is knowing whats going on with the beta BS

dead nation is on beta phase but i dont see it for plus and no comment from ross our anyone else becuase they know we are right.

plus was for beta’s and demo’s well you missed one!

 
Dante_Zero 1 September, 2010 @ 1:54 pm   132

@killzonexx

i emailed Housemarque but no response about to it. just seems the beta invite was sent to ps GAP members and a bunch of randoms with no thought to the process. I have a number of friends who have been playing it for last couple of weeks. It sucks cause some of them are hardly ever on their ps3. so there are beta codes flying about for people who hardly ever fire up their ps3, yet me who plays it every day, has plus and spent over £1000 in 3 years on PSN gets no response to how i can get involved in beta or why i cant be involved.

SCEE in my opinion should scrap the whole plus scheme and evaluate why they are so out of touch with their customers.

danbo-usa 1 September, 2010 @ 1:58 pm   133

PS+ will not survive in it’s current form because people will not renew their subscription. Sony did a brainstorm on what to include in a subscription, they should have instead done a brainstorm on HOW TO IMPROVE PSN, and then make that a subscription around that. Subscribe to me, and I will offer you, for £39.99, FirstPlay sub, Cross Game Chat, Cloud Game Saves – save game file online on PSN, discounted extended warranty, automatic firmware and game patch downloads, ability to send voice messages, ability to change PSN ID keeping trophies (1 change per 12 month subscription, otherwise pay a fee), monthly discounts on games, and ONE free PSN game per month. With the money I generate I will improve PSN for everyone (including non subscribers): auto-sync trophies, LBP sackboy or Home character as your PSN avatar, auto open text message when you press PS button upon receiving a message, auto expire old game invites, ability to group freinds, cross game invites built in XMB, cache trophies, icons, pics to HDD to allow faster loading (no spinning circles!)

 
LEONOFDEATH 1 September, 2010 @ 2:02 pm   134

@133.

You pretty much just listed everything I want improved, And you probably speak for almost everyone else too.

Faster PSN download speeds would be good too.
My download speed on my PC in fine, But on PSN its SO MUCH SLOWER.

 
Devilater 1 September, 2010 @ 2:04 pm   135

Not much stuff here but i’ll download anyways, i haven’t got my £40 worth of content yet but i got a whole year to see what come up and i hope when you say treats and suprises you mean it not like TR PS1 classic 2 weeks earlybut still £8, better off getting it on disc for £3.

 
Dreadaxe 1 September, 2010 @ 2:06 pm   136

Had LBP already would have preferred this.

 

This is a pure joke give us the stuff that we want and asked for will not be rebuyin this [DELETED]

 
Devilater 1 September, 2010 @ 2:08 pm   138

I agree, Sony should read No.133 comment by danbo-usa, finally someone from USA that isn’t bashing Europeans.

His idea is what everyone wants and i garantee people would pay for PS Plus, you have to show people why they should buy Plus and i know a lot of people who are not intersted in Plus or regret purchasing it, make them change their minds please.

 
Thesnipergecko 1 September, 2010 @ 2:10 pm   139

Do we know when the codes will be emailed out for LBP? as I signed up last month and couldn’t find it on the store to download.

Bullucks 1 September, 2010 @ 2:14 pm   140

Yo James a couple of questions.
1-That Ratchet and Clank:Q4B offer is only for new subscribers?
2-I noticed there isn’t any DLC in the Month of October list of content,what’s up with that!?

Thanks!

 
Dante_Zero 1 September, 2010 @ 2:17 pm   141

no response i see, guess IFA is more important that addressing the concerns of many customers about how shocking PSN+ really is.

 
bravo9zero 1 September, 2010 @ 2:24 pm   142

What is IFA exactly?

 

I FEAR ABACKLASH

 
anonymus212 1 September, 2010 @ 2:27 pm   144

James,

please let me know… will Fat Princess be included any month ? i really want to buy it but afraid it will be free on + soon

 
bravo9zero 1 September, 2010 @ 2:27 pm   145

XD nice!

kingkrunch456 1 September, 2010 @ 2:30 pm   146

Oooh, I have all the free games going this month but those discounts are what matters for me :) AND next month has some decent titles too. But more could still be done to compete with our American cousins.

 
Roxas598 1 September, 2010 @ 2:32 pm   147

god damnit i have all of octobers content aswell :(

James you guys really need to offer more than 1 PSN game

still only allowed 1 but i choice would be nice

*not happy* :(

 
Pierre_Aberg 1 September, 2010 @ 2:32 pm   148

@141 http://www1.messe-berlin.de/vip8_1/website/Internet/Internet/www.ifa-berlin/englisch/index.html

I guess we who bought 1 year in august shouldn’t count on getting R&CQFB? Thanks sony for giving us who actually support ypu nothing…

 

@145. ARE U MENTAL??? your happy u have every game already on offer but because your getting a discount on something its ok. look fo the game and find a voucher code and get hard copy. abes is the only thing i thought wooopeee about then i remembered i completed the game about ten years ago on a machine that is far inferior to the one i have now. cant believe people enjoy playing ps1 classics on a machine that is the best out there. dust off your ps1 , go to ebay and get classics for about £1 each. leats u can keep em forever then.

…..mental….shaking head

 
LEONOFDEATH 1 September, 2010 @ 2:42 pm   150

If you wanna know how to FIX PS+ and get people subscribing:

READ COMMENT #133!

READ COMMENT #133!

READ COMMENT #133!

READ COMMENT #133!

READ COMMENT #133!

READ COMMENT #133!

READ COMMENT #133!

READ COMMENT #133!

 

read every post!!!!!!!! there must be 1 in 100 who are happy with this service

 
zerolaff 1 September, 2010 @ 2:45 pm   152

Looks like I’ll be doing a smash and grab from the Plus store this and next month..

 
funkpower 1 September, 2010 @ 2:48 pm   153

Posted on 1 September, 2010 at 2:39 pm by James Thorpe
Hi, we are definately not messing you around. If you are an existing user then you will have got LBP as your extra free gift for signing up to one year. This is simply the next sign up offer for people who haven’t joined yet, but all the other content mentioned is obviously for all Plus members. plus the extras that we will be giving you during the month

Dam! Wish I had signed up for 3 months then I would have the crappy LBP and the non trophy Quest of Booty!

James, do you have any news on my code seeing as Mike is ignoring me?

 

I’m with @133. He’s listed a reasonable list of features. I’d like to see a free movie rental or two and some more ‘to keep’ software, but if we got what 133 suggests, i’d bite.

 
killzonexx 1 September, 2010 @ 2:52 pm   155

@ Dante_Zero i know scee trying to get everyone on plus with big announcements posts that we will get first beta’s and demo’s

and when a beta coming, they dont release it to plus, and not even commenting about it.

dead nation beta is out on playstation 3 so why we plus users dont have it!!!

come on sony any reponds?? i bet not you know people are [DELETED]

 
SpyDudeFX 1 September, 2010 @ 2:57 pm   156

EU Plus is fantastic, great work on the two SCEE produced dynamic themes and Home content. We over at US Plus haven’t gotten a dynamic theme or avatar or DLC in almost two months. Kudos to the SCEE Team for being so involved with people and doing a great service here. I wish we got this treatment from SCEA.

 
rollz616 1 September, 2010 @ 3:02 pm   157

thinking i should just STOP buying anything from the store incase its in the Ps+ list of stuff as yet again i have everything on offer already :(

PSN: Sam and Max: Devil’s Playground (entire season)
and a few minis are the ONLY thing iv got for my 40 quid i mean come on get NEW stuff or stuff i dont already own im fed up of it :(

 
funkpower 1 September, 2010 @ 3:04 pm   158

Posted on 1 September, 2010 at 2:57 pm by SpyDudeFX
EU Plus is fantastic, great work on the two SCEE produced dynamic themes and Home content. We over at US Plus haven’t gotten a dynamic theme or avatar or DLC in almost two months. Kudos to the SCEE Team for being so involved with people and doing a great service here. I wish we got this treatment from SCEA.

You don’t fool us! Come on, who is this? Which department of SOny do you work for?

 

james you guys see all the negative feedback abt plus yet you say plus is getting better ? in scee eyes maybe but in people who make or break this service the paying customers eyes its still a shambles

 

@ 158 i know right lmao

 
MatrixSixaxis6 1 September, 2010 @ 3:11 pm   161

Any chance of seeing the Monkey Island series games in a bundle price for PSN+ members or in bundle price for all anyway? I’m awaiting that moment rather than buying it individually. Good to see Hustle Kings being discounted for PSN+ members next month. :)

Keep up the good work.

 

October is a pathetic attempt….giving us poor minis and ps1 clasics is unacceptable.

And it is funny how any good probing questions are ignored and replies are given to the thanks and other comments.

Any chance for Mushroom Wars for plus?

 

the october content is all no trophy support games lol

 

I actually think it’s funny, people want the world in a basket for what is €50. You get 12 PSN games, 24 Minis and 12 PS1 games. And a tonne of exclusives, dlc, dynamic themes etc.. I think the service is perfect. For instance, this month, we are getting the Sam and Max series, which is worth €25.

Please think before you post saying that it’s not fair. It well is.

snap02-12 1 September, 2010 @ 3:20 pm   166

Will US and EU get the same treatment regarding Betas? Can I be sure that I’ll be able to play all the Betas the US PS+ Subscribers get access to? Just ask them what deals they have with the Developers/Publishers and then compare it to what you guys have. Thanks in advance. :-)

 
killzonexx 1 September, 2010 @ 3:22 pm   167

3 comments from Sony employees at 163 posts unbelievable….

instead of not replying mabey it helps to reply with usefull info why we dont have the dead nation beta ( thats why we have plus)

the more you ignore this, the more people not continue using plus when it expires.

 

@ 165 its a rental service , those all disapear when u stop paying

 

looks like sony have got the office staff to log on and post positives

 
Pierre_Aberg 1 September, 2010 @ 3:25 pm   170

@166

This is probably because the IAF in Germany, they are pretty busy…

ShutenDoji23 1 September, 2010 @ 3:25 pm   171

could you please post what time the UK store updates?

 
Pierre_Aberg 1 September, 2010 @ 3:26 pm   172

Sry IFA in Germany nothing else…

 
Pierre_Aberg 1 September, 2010 @ 3:26 pm   173

@169, read in another comment thread that 4 pm UK time is the time they aimed at…

 

Fail Bought almost everything on the list already.. :(

 
xAlmostPro 1 September, 2010 @ 3:28 pm   175

the people complaining about “having the content” thats been ofered so far, maybe you should have looked into the service a little more when you signed up, it was clear the things that would be first offered.. and if your a person that buys alot of PSN titles, its slightly obvious that alot of those will appear in the subscription.. i havent signed up yet, but this seems like a great time for a new subscriber R&C abes oddessy and sam and max :D..

 
CapnDaccat 1 September, 2010 @ 3:28 pm   176

Suggestion: Give Ratchet and Clank to existing Plus Members upon a 3 month extension of their plan. That would make everyone happy.

Congratulations on the great content you guys have been offering to us. By now, Europe PSN Plus is way ahead of USA PSN Plus in terms of content quality.

Cheers!

 
killzonexx 1 September, 2010 @ 3:29 pm   177

@ Edenane sorry to say but i dont care for minis our playstation 1 games i bought a ps3 to play ps3 games

dynamic themes? sooo? like i spend hours to watch a dynamic theme, i only see it when i start my ps3, and then its gone becuase i start playing ps3 games on my ps3!

i dont care about psone games i really dont understand why people want to play that on a ps3 but ok thats what they want…

i want beta’s demo’s free games that not 80% of europe already have. thats why sony give it for free becuase most gamers already have it.

it sounds all so pretty. but if you look further the reason you got plus is to play games on your PS3. not to watch the whole day to a dynamic theme.

 
SpyDudeFX 1 September, 2010 @ 3:30 pm   178

@158 no I’m not, I’m just genuinely happy with the EU Plus subscription.

When are we getting the Plus icons added to the blog and forums?

 
Renrahsberry 1 September, 2010 @ 3:35 pm   179

133 talks some sense, read his post. I’ll sign up that that subscription anyday, even if it’s just 1 PSN game a month

 

Will we ever get any digital comics as part of playstation plus?

 
o-BIG-o-BAD-WOLF 1 September, 2010 @ 3:43 pm   181

Will i get the R&C game?I signed up on the 10th august and didnt get a sign up treat?

 
Pierre_Aberg 1 September, 2010 @ 3:45 pm   182

@181 don’t count on it…

 
Renrahsberry 1 September, 2010 @ 3:45 pm   183

wow i’ve got the plus icon

    James Gallagher 1 September, 2010 @ 3:47 pm    

    Yes, I’ve just rolled that out to the blog this afternoon. Didn’t want to make a song and dance about it before seeing if it would actually work! It might take a while to fully kick in but all subscribers should see the icon next to their avatar very soon.

 
SpyDudeFX 1 September, 2010 @ 3:47 pm   184

I see it, guess it only applies to EU Plus subscribers.

    James Gallagher 1 September, 2010 @ 3:55 pm    

    It should work across all and I’m sure I saw one of our American readers had it next to his avatar on the PS Store post. It should be kicking in for everyone very soon. It may be that you need to log out and log back in for it to take effect and it may also take a little while for your computer’s cookie to update.

tm2010swe 1 September, 2010 @ 3:49 pm   185

I’m sure PS+ will improve eventually. But that doesn’t give Sony the right to break European laws. We were promised the Heavy Rain Dynamic Theme in August, and August is over. Sure, we got another dynamic theme, but Sony listed all content so that we could decide if we wanted to join PS+, and that means we are entitled to it (or a refund). So were is the Heavy Rain Dynamic theme…???

Also, it’s kinda fun that Sony claimed that Swedes could not join the competition to win that nice Audi car due to “local laws”. Let me tell you that either you are lying, or you don’t know what you are talking about.

But EU laws you should know, so give the Heavy Rain theme to everyone who was a subscriber in August!

 
SpyDudeEU 1 September, 2010 @ 3:50 pm   186

@185 we got a much better SCEE produced dynamic theme, rather than a store purchasable.

Hi, I am sure a lot Playstation Plus subscribers would love to have exclusive access to the Littlebigplanet 2 beta. It would make everyone who has Plus happy and more people would sign up.

 
Pierre_Aberg 1 September, 2010 @ 3:53 pm   188

@185, not sure that this text was at the site which promised HR-theme but at the site that announced octobers content it stood that this could be up for changes, this is probably true for the HR-theme too…

Hi James,

First let me say I like the + service and I’m still happy that I subscribed despite the constant slagging friends give me about it being a waste of money.

My question though is can you explain why US + users are offered 3 months free on sign up and we are not. Also why the difference in subscription price? It seems to be £8 more expensive here in the EU for a one year subscription compared to the US.

Also, are there any plans to match the content that the US are getting?

tm2010swe 1 September, 2010 @ 3:54 pm   190

@186
That’s not the point. They still broke the law.

 
andrew12656 1 September, 2010 @ 3:55 pm   191

This month and next months content is good enough for me.
Would like to see a Beta Trial for PS+ Members soon, seeing as some great Betas are about to start. Coughs*LittleBigPlanet 2*Coughs ;)

tm2010swe 1 September, 2010 @ 3:55 pm   192

@188
When the showed the contents for July and August here it said NOTHING about possible changes.

 
Ivan_Krazy 1 September, 2010 @ 3:57 pm   193

Yeah I ain’t resubscribing to this service anyway but its funny people don’t realize this useless service of games only last within your subscription and you can’t play the games forever (technically its proven to be bad). Got an xbox on the weekend and I am so happy with it, I ain’t moving back to PS3 and buying games for the 360 unless PS3 has exclusive games such as LBP2 :D They listen to their consumers more than Sony, Microsoft support are way more friendly and helpful than Sony that I have experienced in the past. I thought Sony will change in the past 4 years but this was to no success. In conclusion I am more than happy to pay for Xbox Live Gold because of their rock solid service and in-game chat, in-game music for ALL games and many more stuff :) PS2 was a success last generation and believe the 360 is this generation :)

 
bravo9zero 1 September, 2010 @ 4:02 pm   194

@193
I’d rather have better, more consistent exclusives that PS3 has.
Then a better online service :D

 
Andrefpvs 1 September, 2010 @ 4:05 pm   195

COMMENT #133 WINS! Cloud Save Storage!

 
killzonexx 1 September, 2010 @ 4:08 pm   196

@ Ivan_Krazy you do know microsoft is raising the prizes of gold subscription thats not listening thats just money greedy B@stards

im happy i putted my xbox360 far away on a place i cant see it

everyone loves his own things i love sony from the beginning but slowly they start to lose my trust with all this (in my ears) fake promisses

 
funkpower 1 September, 2010 @ 4:09 pm   197

When I subscribed to PS+ it didn’t say anywhere that I would receive a + next to my avator on the PS3 or on this blog, how would I get it removed? Its a little embarrassing to promote the fact that I wasted £40 on PS+. Is it in the settings on PS3?

Thanks,

Funk.

 
killzonexx 1 September, 2010 @ 4:09 pm   198

btw its past 5 a clock here and no store update……

 
Ryaaaaaaaaan87 1 September, 2010 @ 4:10 pm   199

When is the new content being uploaded to download as i have been waitin since 9:00 O’clock english time, is there a time difference???? Will there ever be altertaives for games and add ons if you have already got them as in october’s month for playstation plus i have 5 things already and doesn’t really work in my favour at all that month. As i have the following PSN: Street Fighter 2 HD Remix
PSOne Classic: Syphon Filter
Hustle Kings
Premium avatars: Pain: Jarvis, SingStar: Wannabe and Rising Star Avatars

If anything could be done then that would be great
Ryaaaaaaaaan87

 
Ivan_Krazy 1 September, 2010 @ 4:11 pm   200

@Killzonexx

They are in the US and UK but NOT IN AUS.
So technically no price rise :)

 

i would just like a service aimed at the machine i bought it for. i upgraded from ps1 to ps2 because of better graphics and better machine. i done the same with ps2 to ps3 for same reasons. i subscribed to plus and low n behold i get free content for the first machine i purchased. james can u please answer questions that are negatives not just positives. i would rather u be honest than float around the real issues. 1.is xgame chat coming this year?
2. will we get content other than games e.g movies tv shows ect.
3. will we get more ps3 stuff instead of old machine games.

please oh please just answer the questions

BlackBlueWhite47 1 September, 2010 @ 4:13 pm   202

Please tell us when it will get updated, please!!!!!

 

Yo James. Definitely NOT definAtely. Ok? Right!

 
The--geordie 1 September, 2010 @ 4:18 pm   204

16.18 pm and still NO PLUS UPDATE!!!!!! whats the hold up JAMES

pjokken123 1 September, 2010 @ 4:20 pm   205

I would be cool if the plus-members got the fifa 11 demo earlier.

Keep up the good work!

 
killzonexx 1 September, 2010 @ 4:23 pm   206

@ Ivan_Krazy believe me in less then 6 months you also pay more this is microsoft they always try to get more! mark my words m8

 
killzonexx 1 September, 2010 @ 4:24 pm   207

@ The–geordie the hold-up is the adding the dead nation beta

owww w8 that would be to much exclusive for plus members, i dont know then, mabey they adding another worthless psone game….

 
marvzilla 1 September, 2010 @ 4:27 pm   208

Don’t expect actual answers, just sycophantic replies for the 12 new customers who get a good deal from plus.

Expect a few blog posts this evening to bury this from the front page, it’s always been this way, like before this blog was official ;)

 
The--geordie 1 September, 2010 @ 4:29 pm   209

isnt it funny how james does’nt reply to the negative comments hmmm wonder why?????

 
xSODAMN_INSANEx 1 September, 2010 @ 4:29 pm   210

when will i receive my plus next to my avatar lol

 

What’s the October DLC?

Please tell me, when PS Plus will be available in Russia?

 
Kromos66 1 September, 2010 @ 4:39 pm   213

My suggestions for PS+

PSN: Joe Danger, Deathspank, Shank, Trine, Pixeljunk Eden, Magic Orbz + some DLC, Megaman 10

minis: Bloons, Bloons TD, Coconut Dodge, Mahjongg Artifacts, Monopoly, Sudoku, Tetraminos

PSOne Classic: Crash Bandicoot 3 Warped, Rayman, Rayman 2: The Great Escape, Final Fantasy VII

DLC: Red Dead Redemption DLC Packs, Little Big Planet costume packs and level kits

Dynamic themes: Heavy rain or other game themes instead of just being Playstation related

Having movie rentals each month would be also good idea and Firstplay integration or discount would be nice.

 
anonymus212 1 September, 2010 @ 4:41 pm   214

i still don’t have the plus icon… strange…

 

dont have icon/update. half the day away already

 
anonymus212 1 September, 2010 @ 4:46 pm   216

GIVE ME THE PLUS ICON I DESERVE NOW !!!!

Hope you are all having a nice day…. store still hasn’t been updated… I’m waiting for my Sam and Max

 
anonymus212 1 September, 2010 @ 4:47 pm   217

PLUS ICON IS NOT SHOWING… WE HAVE A PROBLEM

I will plea in a different colour. Update the store and give me the icon.

 
anonymus212 1 September, 2010 @ 4:51 pm   218

plus icon ….now !

    James Gallagher 1 September, 2010 @ 5:39 pm    

    Did you see my reply in the PS Store update? Try logging out, refreshing the cookie in your browser, and logging back in.

TehPhilosopher 1 September, 2010 @ 4:52 pm   219

Plus icons? As if trophy whores weren’t bad enough…

 

Nice Plus update :D

 
SpyDudeFX 1 September, 2010 @ 4:53 pm   221

The Plus icons are rolling out, could take time for us all to get them. So are the forums getting them too and do you know if SCEA Blog will?

makingdamage 1 September, 2010 @ 4:55 pm   222

If I´m going to subscribe to this service I want NEW games not games I already bought when they first was released. And I also like new features of the xmb.
At its current position I dont see any value in this service.
Hopefully Sony will listen to the costumers and change this service completely.

 

still no update arrrrgghhh

 
Rossagues 1 September, 2010 @ 5:09 pm   224

May i ask Ross, when will the EU recieve a PlayStation Store update to allows us to buy a Protection plan like the american store has? I was suprised to see that the PlayStation plus users get a year free when purchasing a 2 year plan.. when will this be on the EU ps store?

 
KylieDog 1 September, 2010 @ 5:12 pm   225

You really need to give PLUS members options on the free games. I have Street Fighter II HD Remix since you put it on sale ont he store 2 or 3 times now.

So that is a waste, as are Abe’s Oddysee and Syphon Filter.

It would a lot better if you for example in the same month let us choose between one of two PSN games and one of two PS1 classics. We still get the same amount of content only it is less liekly we already own it.

Every month I see content I already own and at this rate I’m finding my choice to not subscribe the correct one since I would be gaining almost no benefit.

Please make PSN Plus worthwhile for people who buy stuff from the PSN anyway. Free game ‘trials’ do not help either, same issue as full games being playable.

 
KylieDog 1 September, 2010 @ 5:15 pm   226

People who want PLUS icon to show try signing out and signing back in again.

 
Bandolicious 1 September, 2010 @ 5:17 pm   227

Soooo, can we expect this update any time today? *checks watch*

 
The--geordie 1 September, 2010 @ 5:18 pm   228

this is really starting to p!ss me off now 17.18pm and STILL no plus update not a happy chappy

 
WhiteWolfDK 1 September, 2010 @ 5:23 pm   229

Sam and Max is the first real game I’m going to get of the PS+, even I got LBP I already had that on BluRay, downloaded it to the kids PS3 so they don’t need the disc anymore. Is S&M the entire season btw?

I like the fact that we can download things and I will proberly end up even, the only thing I’m unhappy about is the fact that we keep getting old content, PS+ should offer the latest content instead, it would encourage more people to sign up.

As it is know I signed up in support for my beloved Playstation brand and will proberly sign another year, but the service is sofar not providing everything I had hoped.

//WhiteWolf

 

is there any way that octobers psn game will not be SF 2?

and when the plus gonna update?

 
WhiteWolfDK 1 September, 2010 @ 5:25 pm   231

Oh, shouldn’t have eaten that much birtday cake (the oldest is turning 14) – just noticed that Sam & Max is the entire season :-D

//WhiteWolf

 

do we get a free days subscription as i am now 17 hrs and 26 mins into the 1/9/10

 
ImperatorA3 1 September, 2010 @ 5:27 pm   233

Looking forward to Oddworld, never played it.

 

@233 quality game 10 yrs ago.

 

hows about giving plus users a free 40inch sony bravia 3d tv as a thank you. that would make me feel wanted.

 
alias-syd 1 September, 2010 @ 5:38 pm   236

This is why I never sign up for stuff as soon as it becomes available.
Still discounts on old stuff? If I wanted it then I would have brought it.
Plus and Play are just not worth the money.
Until classics like RE3 and Dino Crisis come up, which the US store got, god knows how long ago, my money is staying where it is.

The free stuff they do offer is really just scraping the botttom of the barrel and expecting us to be grateful?? Think again.

 

lol @ 235!

I’m amazed that they can actually refer to this as a Wednesday update without irony. Do they just update it at the end of the working day? Pretty crazy. Still, the normal PSN has been updated so it can’t be long now. Get the Vanquish demo to pass the time! :D

 
xSODAMN_INSANEx 1 September, 2010 @ 5:41 pm   238

hi is there any push demos this month because there is nothing listed.

 

plus shuld be first updated. [DELETED] me we pay for it. priority this priority that. where the [DELETED] aboot like.glad i wont have this problem as of the 27th when my plus account expires.

 

Never had a bad word to see say about Sony or psn or ps plus….although I still haven’t actually benefited from anything of the £40 I spent on it, I still haven’t complained…but I’m very annoyed with not receiving ratchet and clank, everybody owns lbp even I do… I would of much rather get this though as it’s a game I don’t own and I’m not really clued up on that series.

It has actually starting to become a major joke now, I would of thought at least by now there would be of been more than wipeout HD and the mafia demo 2 days early that I would of benefited from!

At this rate I really would not be interested in resubscribing, first play I’m happy with for what it offer for the price.

Psn plus is now a joke.

And this ia coming from someone who would never off before even thought about complaining about anything being offered from psn,

 
ShadowDoGGG 1 September, 2010 @ 5:45 pm   241

it still hasn’t changed yet?

 

@ 238

Problay not.

 

Wow th entire Sam and max series!,

Already own it

 
Rossagues 1 September, 2010 @ 5:49 pm   244

Cannot wait for the update!!

 
Basket21 1 September, 2010 @ 5:50 pm   245

Update !!!!

Its 18:50 .. omg and still nothing.

 

Another great offering. People seem to forget PS+ is dirt cheap.

 
ShadowDoGGG 1 September, 2010 @ 5:52 pm   247

Me hungry!

 
SpyDudeFX 1 September, 2010 @ 5:52 pm   248

Store looks updated but so far no Plus changes.

 

@244 yeh i can hardly contain the excitement inside im feeling. its like waiting on xmas

 
xDEANO-FTD83x 1 September, 2010 @ 5:52 pm   250

I,ve still haven,t received my copy of lbp as a subscriber to playstation plus.

 
Pierre_Aberg 1 September, 2010 @ 5:53 pm   251

This is a frakking joke! The ordinary store is updated by now but not the plus stuff! I have payed money for this, been waiting since I got home at about 12 enland time…

 
sammybaby666 1 September, 2010 @ 5:53 pm   252

I’m a big ps fanboy.
But Sony u need to sort this when u set a date to update people thing that is the day your gunna do it.
If u can’t update till the 2nd of September say the 2nd. Been waiting all day for update and nothing. Really not happy with psn+ so far.

October looks poor, and not having rachet and clank. Not happy.
I no u want new customers but look after your exiting customer first were the guys tht have faith in you too take + out with the promises you give us.

 
anonymus212 1 September, 2010 @ 5:53 pm   253

ok… deleted cookies.

hopefully plus icon will appear.. lets test <-

 
xSODAMN_INSANEx 1 September, 2010 @ 5:54 pm   254

@250 it was in the plus section to download in the first month if u subscribed for the full 12 months

 

This is pretty poor. This is why you make conservative estimates. I recommend everyone plays Vanquish while they wait though. I am having fun with this thing lol :D

U supposed to download it not get it through post or something

 

@250 be happy. u got your wee + logo now lol

 
SpyDudeFX 1 September, 2010 @ 5:57 pm   258

@240 did you sign-up by August 3rd? If so you should have the game, did you check out in the store with the free LBP bonus?

 

So it’s a little late…. is it worth crying over?

Bah, I was looking forward to try some new games when I got home from work today :( But the update seems to be delayed. This sucks. I totally agree with sammybaby666. It is okay to be delayed, but then DON’T announce it!

 

wheres my plus stuff???

 
Pierre_Aberg 1 September, 2010 @ 6:02 pm   262

@259 we have actually paid money for this service so of course it is worth crying over since those who haven’t paid had their update by now…

 

these lbp and ratchet should be free to all +subscribers. instead of trying to attract new customers make the ones happy that u have. if i didnt have it and read all these comments since it started i would never have taken it out. if i had recieved lbp / ratchet / wipeout i would be sitting here defending the company and spreading the love thinking it was the best service in the world. 3 free ps3 games up til now would of made me renew my subscription.

ps give me a job and i will tell the chairman of the board what real customers want

 

LOL, wheres my PLUS icon on my avatar..

Boo hoo.. I want a refund.

 
ShadowDoGGG 1 September, 2010 @ 6:03 pm   265

Test to see if i have a sexy plus near my name

 

#262 If crying over content that is slightly late, I really am sorry for how empty your life is.

hutton1993 1 September, 2010 @ 6:05 pm   267

This is getting a bit stupid now. Just turned 18:00 and the Plus section of the store is still not updated, could you please give us a reason why and an estimated time when it will be updated?

 
The--geordie 1 September, 2010 @ 6:05 pm   268

sorry but not slightly late 18 HOURS late

 

@265 . 262 has every right to be pd off cause i am too. hope it dont update today then there will be a few pd off peeps getting in touch about broken agreements

 

18 hours late?? How do you work that one out????

Some people really do need a reality check.

 
MoonBlood_666 1 September, 2010 @ 6:07 pm   271

will plus update today or not? give us an answer

 
ShadowDoGGG 1 September, 2010 @ 6:08 pm   272

Seeing if plus is near my name on my laptop instead

 

quite clearly sept 1st started 18 hrs ago.

 

And since when has the PSN Store EVER updated at midnight on a Wednesday morning??

I’ll answer it for you, NEVER. Now grow a pair and stop talking rubbish

 

anyone notice that earlier it was advertising ratchet free for a years subs but now its dissapeared

hutton1993 1 September, 2010 @ 6:10 pm   276

@273 The PS Store usually updates at 15:00 so its currently 3 hours 10 minutes late

 
The--geordie 1 September, 2010 @ 6:10 pm   277

@269 1st of september starts at 12.00am so that makes 18hours

 
SpiderMike_X 1 September, 2010 @ 6:10 pm   278

Its late by one hour. James said it might be up by 5. Its late. So what. Don’t the discontent have anything better to do than hit refresh and complain. Play a game, watch a movie, play kiss chase in Home. Plus will be on when it’s on. End of.

 

#275, nope. Still says it’s free for new subscribers this month.

 
PlaydMikestar 1 September, 2010 @ 6:11 pm   280

I have to agree with all the comments about the free games for new subscribers. It is 100% incredibly uncool and unfair on existing subscribers. Like most, I already have LittleBigPlanet and feel incredibly cheated to not have the offer of any one of the new sign up games. Although it should be all and as many as you can give to us as the early people getting this community started.

Make this right Sony guys, you have not got all the PS+ members hooked yet. Play us fair and we will keep using the service, deprive us of choice and good content and we will not stay.

 

when has it ever been this late? says sept 1st. which means 00:00 till 23:59.

 
SpyDudeFX 1 September, 2010 @ 6:11 pm   282

They update the store so late, last night the US Store was updated at 20:30.

 
ShadowDoGGG 1 September, 2010 @ 6:11 pm   283

@273

Yeah they say they ‘aim’ for 3pm as the swap over time.

 
killzonexx 1 September, 2010 @ 6:12 pm   284

mm seems the remove also normal reply’s about the lack of content and beta’s aka dead nation

im done here, looks like they will never listen to what people really want, instead of how sony can make more money on the cheapest way, i will finish my plus subscription and will not get another.

you lost another customer who spended alot of money for many years from psone till ps3 thanks for the support and the many sneaky lie’s to get people into plus

really hope things will get fixed but for 80% im dissapointed

ratchet and clank only for new customers? come on ….we have plus so we are not good enough anymore??

come on sony dont ruin the good reputation you had over years only for this!

 
Pierre_Aberg 1 September, 2010 @ 6:12 pm   285

@262, well since my day has been nothing but [DELETED] up I was hoping that I would at least would get to play some s&m..I am not crying but i am [DELETED] off, of course its not only the plus update that makes me feel this way but still! 18 hrs. of 1st september has passed and still no plus update…

 
neomranderson101 1 September, 2010 @ 6:12 pm   286

@ 275 ye I noticed that myabe there havin trouble gettin the 2 seperate ‘sign up’ bonuses to sync

 
ShadowDoGGG 1 September, 2010 @ 6:12 pm   287

And how come the US folk can come into our blog but when I try to get onto theirs it doesn’t allow me too (Post that is).

 

@279 its gone from mine. just normal plus page now on my store. maybe av pd em off so much today on here there gonna hijack me lol

 

#280, you have a fair point and hopefully James will pass your, and others feedback onto the development team and we may see this made available for all + users.

Constructive feedback = good.
Whining like a little child = not so good.

 
SpiderMike_X 1 September, 2010 @ 6:15 pm   290

“1st of september starts at 12.00am so that makes 18hours”

Brilliant reasoning. Yes the store updates on a wednesday but no one expects it to be on at midnight. SCEE staff aren’t even at work. The store usually updates at 3pm BST and Plus aim to release during the same time.

Sometimes it’s late. Get over it.

 

Awwwwww bugger, I just bought SSF2HDR…..

That’s it, I ain’t buying nothing from the store ever again.

And this is why PS+ simply doesn’t work :(

DeviantVanguard 1 September, 2010 @ 6:18 pm   292

Regardless of what people say about the PS+ service. It’s definitely made me download from PSN more often (besides the free stuff)
I’ve spent more on PlayStation Network in the last 2 months than i have in the last year on Xbox Live.

 

there will be a secondary update for the ps+ section later today, just like last month, end off. now calm down

 

we try constructive feedback but no ones replies to the main questions people ask. i noticed on the other forum 3 people asked about ps2 games coming to psn and 3 times ross answered the other topics but swerved the ps2 question. all i ask is for honesty.

1. cross game chat this year. (a) nope not this year. sorted
2. will we get a choice of downloads? (a) no no choice just wat u see.
3. will we get any decent trials? (a) no just selected ones that no one cares about.

things like this answered honestly and i would respect them for it. its so easy to answer a question honestly

 

@292 yes that would be nice, but sadly its not how many companies work.

 
sammybaby666 1 September, 2010 @ 6:23 pm   296

Sony really need to up there game with content on this, October not looking good.
We should get all the offers for + year.
Would be like Sony saying thanks to it’s loyal customers.

 

I signed up for Plus for 3 months, but very disappointed with the weak content EU Plus members have been receiving and the lack of communication. I won’t be renewing my membership.

DeviantVanguard 1 September, 2010 @ 6:23 pm   298

@292

They can’t answer questions if they truly don’t know the answers though.. can they?

We all need some clarity on the big topics, but I’m sure as soon as these guys know we will too.

 
Rossagues 1 September, 2010 @ 6:25 pm   299

i dont even have the ps+ icon on my name

 

Any word on the update on the Store?

 
RedBullRacer 1 September, 2010 @ 6:27 pm   301

I can’t believe people are moaning because it’s slightly late, how sad!

 
Basket21 1 September, 2010 @ 6:27 pm   302

Oh bit offtopic ..

but does anyone know if the Move hardware u buy from the US will work in .nl (europe) with the dutch starterkit ?

cause the move controller and navi/charger are all lots cheaper there.

 
SpiderMike_X 1 September, 2010 @ 6:27 pm   303

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!!

 

Have downloaded, installed, played and completed Vanquish demo from today’s PSN update and still no PS+ content. Huh. It strikes me that this is a particularly odd way to treat paying customers. Sony are going to have to really look at what they’re doing here – every time there’s a PS+ update on this blog, there’s always a hell of a lot of complaining. It’s like they’re trying to frustrate and annoy.

It’s really impressive.

 
GrumpyMcGrump 1 September, 2010 @ 6:31 pm   305

@Basket21: i guess it will work without problems. the standard ps3 gamepads work in every region so the move controllers should too.

 
Basket21 1 September, 2010 @ 6:35 pm   306

Nice .. saves me some money so i can buy an extra game :)

 
MoonBlood_666 1 September, 2010 @ 6:35 pm   307

does anybody know how many MB or GB sam and max is going to be????

 

they got 27 days to convince me to stay subscribed or non renewal

DeviantVanguard 1 September, 2010 @ 6:37 pm   309

o.O these PS+ icons are taking their sweet as time to appear

 

And again nothing that wets my appatite. I alsready have everyting Ratched and Clank, hate te “full games” don´t like the psn titels and don´t give a hoot about the other stuff. I think I´m going to buy a nice game for that €50,-.

 
killzonexx 1 September, 2010 @ 6:39 pm   311

yeah icons not working proper yet removed all my cookies and whatever else but nothing

but hey nothing works proper today ehh,,

 
SpyDudeFX 1 September, 2010 @ 6:39 pm   312

@307 I have them so just checked for you. 1-5 are 524MB, 482MB, 411MB, 376MB and 365MB. The unlock key is 100KB.

 
CRASHBASHUK 1 September, 2010 @ 6:39 pm   313

hay something is going off ps+ content for aug is not free any more

 
GrumpyMcGrump 1 September, 2010 @ 6:39 pm   314

can’t wait for the plus update, wann play sam n max xD

 

@313 just noticed that too

 
GrumpyMcGrump 1 September, 2010 @ 6:43 pm   316

yay the update is finally live, downloading sam n max through the search function because the plus store page hasen’t been updated yet :P

 
MoonBlood_666 1 September, 2010 @ 6:44 pm   317

@ 312 thanks for the info mate. thats alot of MB i have to see that i don’t reach my download limit this mont.

 
SpyDudeFX 1 September, 2010 @ 6:47 pm   318

@317 yea it is a lot, just download episodes as you play them and spread it out might be best. I have them but haven’t even finished Episode 1 yet.

 

for uk resis get sky broadband, its unlimited

 
anonymus212 1 September, 2010 @ 6:53 pm   320

the plus section still has not been updated in Ireland… strange

 

It’s not updated here either (UK), so it must be filtering through

 

It’s nearly 7:00PM with nothing!

DeviantVanguard 1 September, 2010 @ 6:58 pm   323

lol you guys are idiots. the PS+ content is up… it just hasn’t been gathered up into the PS+ section.

If you’re really impatient you can go through the normal way and get the content

I just downloaded MGS1 at £4 as was the PS+ offer starting today.
Just go through the menus and pick out what you want that has the little gold cross beside it

 

We also want Plus Icon on signature cards (available in PlayStation official website)

 
Cloudedpaul 1 September, 2010 @ 7:01 pm   325

testing if i got the plus sign next to my name, good plan though to add it as you can filter out who might be in here to make trouble as they wont have the plus sign next to them.

 

anyone having problems d/ling the first chapter? it still says $12.95 for me but the rest are free :S

toxictroop 1 September, 2010 @ 7:04 pm   327

Wheres the uk ps plus content

 
Cloudedpaul 1 September, 2010 @ 7:04 pm   328

wheres my plus symbol?

 
GrumpyMcGrump 1 September, 2010 @ 7:04 pm   329

@lamyAU: all episodes are free for me, try start downloading the license file first, maybe it helps

 
Skookie30 1 September, 2010 @ 7:06 pm   330

Hey james what features we talking about, i hope the features is……

cloud saves
Auto sync of trophies
ps2/BC
fast downloading
*Make tea
*make toast

there more i would like the digital music service sounds great. :)

* never mind the last 2 :D

evelan_pl 1 September, 2010 @ 7:09 pm   331

Omg, still no PSN+ content?

 
Skookie30 1 September, 2010 @ 7:11 pm   332

btw my plus icon is swollen up by M$ they dam fackers :O

 
Rossagues 1 September, 2010 @ 7:12 pm   333

Updated fully yet?

 
SpyDudeFX 1 September, 2010 @ 7:14 pm   334

@323 that doesn’t work for the UFC DLC or the two dynamic themes.

 
andrew12656 1 September, 2010 @ 7:18 pm   335

Guys, search for the content!
The section has not updated, but the items in the PS Store have!
Just searched for Warhawk and Sam and Max, and they are both offering me the PS+ Price :)

 

its ok searching but the priciple of the matter is we shouldnt have to. its a joke and today has made my mind up defo that i wont be renewing on 27th.

 
SS2Pascal 1 September, 2010 @ 7:22 pm   337

James, help us out Dude.
Plus section has not updated yet here in NL.
And when i want Sam and Max by search function (like it was mentioned here above) it still cost me.

Somethings going wrong?

Further more keep up te good work and i love plus so far.
But it can get so much better.

To bad for the R&C download for me, cause i’m a plus member from day1.

 

This is waiting.

 
andrew12656 1 September, 2010 @ 7:25 pm   339

You need to download the Full Game upgrade.
1) Search for “Sam and Max”
2)Scroll to the 7th option and click on it
3) It should say Free is your a PS+ User
4) Click buy and download it
5) Now, the 5 eps will show up as free

Hope this helps :)

 
divine1000 1 September, 2010 @ 7:26 pm   340

WHERE THE HELL’S MY GODAMN DYNAMIC FISHTANK :)

 
andrew12656 1 September, 2010 @ 7:26 pm   341

Oops, noticed a spelling error on Point 3.
I ment if and not is :S

 
SpyDudeFX 1 September, 2010 @ 7:33 pm   342

This is really late now, it’s nearly 9PM. I just want to download the two dynamic themes already.

 
djreplay 1 September, 2010 @ 7:37 pm   343

yeah man all i wanted was the bloody fish tank

 

the fish will be dead by time we get it

evelan_pl 1 September, 2010 @ 7:42 pm   345

Modem 56k? :D

 

@344 hahahahah brilliant :D

I just cooked myself dinner and ate it. Then washed up the plates, pans etc. I’m actually kinda running out of things to do till PS+ is updated if i’m honest. What’s the bet on it not being done till tomorrow? lol :P

tm2010swe 1 September, 2010 @ 7:46 pm   347

My guess is that it won’t be updated today. If they had problems they would have told us here, right?

 
SlipperyFella 1 September, 2010 @ 7:47 pm   348

Just started downloading Sam and Max :)

 

they wont tell us here. been ignored all day so far so why change it now. a got abes but 13 years on it dont seem as funny. got sam n bob or watever it is downloading now

 

Y’know, one of the guys at SCEE could just drop a quick reply here to state that it’s taking longer than usual because of some reason, tell us what that reason is, and give us a rough estimate for how long it’ll take. I’m really annoyed by the fact that they can’t even do -that-.

 

always at the forefront of customer service eh

 
ShadowDoGGG 1 September, 2010 @ 8:00 pm   352

I am assuming it is because they haven’t got ALL the content on at once. It seems it is usually the full game trials which cause the most problems.

So that’s why it is on bits and pieces as they probably don’t want to keep updating it all the time.

 

just browse for the individual games instead of going to the ps plus section to download the games. I already done it, and i’m downloading everything now

tm2010swe 1 September, 2010 @ 8:10 pm   354

One wonders about their updating routines. It should all be prepared – they have a month between the updates, and the content is known! – and when it’s time for the update just press a button. If something goes wrong, tell the PAYING customers…

tm2010swe 1 September, 2010 @ 8:11 pm   355

@353 That doesn’t help if you want the themes! Also, we pay for the service of having our “exclusive” DLs all in ONE place!

 
SpiderMike_X 1 September, 2010 @ 8:13 pm   356

No, you pay for free content.

 
FitzYarox 1 September, 2010 @ 8:13 pm   357

21:15 Dutch time and still no updated PS+ section. This is not a complain, I’m just really surprised.

tm2010swe 1 September, 2010 @ 8:15 pm   358

@356 Sony calls PS+ a service. They have a PS+ section in the store. Of course we pay for that to be updated!

tm2010swe 1 September, 2010 @ 8:16 pm   359

@356 Also, we haven’t gotten the free content yet. Or can you direct us to the themes?

 
Vinnie_FIN 1 September, 2010 @ 8:16 pm   360

Someone forgot push “Publish for PlayStation Plus”-button.
Can’t wait Sam & Max :)

 
SpyDudeFX 1 September, 2010 @ 8:17 pm   361

@354 they probably all went home by now, what a huge disappointment. I don’t know why they wait until so late to update the store, I’m sure they have a content roadmap for the next few weeks.

 

wheres my ufc content. if it aint there by midnight i am gonna hit em with breach of t&c

 
ShadowDoGGG 1 September, 2010 @ 8:20 pm   363

Btw is anybody else bored all these bloody tower defense games? We have had 2/3 minis and 1 full game trial with it. Can we please see something else….

 
stubinho619 1 September, 2010 @ 8:22 pm   364

I am not being funny however the content is up when it is up… what would you rather a glitchy / broken update or a smooth perfect one, its not like we are on xbox where we dont get anything for our money…

 
ShadowDoGGG 1 September, 2010 @ 8:24 pm   365

@stubinho619

Being able to download them individually but not from PS+ part of the store is not considered a broken update?

 

cant get access to all the content. thats the problem

 
GregorMcc07 1 September, 2010 @ 8:29 pm   367

Someone please reply; If I buy the year subscription right now will i get my download of Ratchet and Clank when the store updates or will i not receive it for free?

 

u will get it if u buy it now

 
FreakyJP 1 September, 2010 @ 8:31 pm   369

Is it normal that the stuff still isn’t on the Store? :s

 
darksharkpt 1 September, 2010 @ 8:32 pm   370

Where is the Update of September?

 

Hmm. I want to subscribe for the ps+ but until I see a Quest for booty free in the ps+ channel, I’m not doing it.

 
FitzYarox 1 September, 2010 @ 8:35 pm   372

@354
I agree with the last thing you mentioned .

@358
Second that.

@361
I hope they are still working on it. Don’t you scare me.

 

can get some stuff through the search. avatars themes and dlc aint there. i want to know if i did subscribe for a year but as 3 monthly wat incentive is there for me and others that can only pay that way and not as a full years payment. would we get a free game at the end of it. james can u answer

ToxicPomur 1 September, 2010 @ 8:40 pm   374

I’m very disappointed sony for screwing with us around :x

1ST SEPTEMBER = 1ST SEPTEMBER, day was started at 00:00 AM not in 2nd SEPTEMBER, buy a new calendar if u have problames with dates, or change member crew who is reliable for puting concents in right place @ PSN UK Store….

I’m costumer, im paying – so respect my needs as costumer….

 

I want a weather theme that changes along the day. Sunrise to sunset, and if connected to PSN – it should collect weather data and the theme would change accordingly.

ToxicPomur 1 September, 2010 @ 8:44 pm   376

@375 nice idea its work in MS Windows Vista, 7 =P but i think that can be a litle sad, when day is crappy, full day raining….and…in PS3 is raining too :D

tm2010swe 1 September, 2010 @ 8:49 pm   377

@375 Yes, that would be a nice theme! Especially if it also changes after the seasons! Good idea, but I doubt it will happen!

 
Marrsterhausen 1 September, 2010 @ 8:55 pm   378

Only 11 replies (as of 8:50pm Wed 1st Sept) this shows how much SONY & James Thorpe think of wanting to improve PS+ What a pity as there are some really pertinent comments & suggestions on how PS+ could/should improve.

Poor show James…

You’d better read this to if your still reading this post

http://www.thesixthaxis.com/2010/09/01/were-looking-to-improve-playstation-plus-sony/

 
Rossagues 1 September, 2010 @ 9:00 pm   379

Maybe if they add something in to make up for this time delay.. that would be nice!

 
FitzYarox 1 September, 2010 @ 9:01 pm   380

That they are (very) late with the update is not what upsets me the most.
What does is that they don’t even take 30 seconds of their time to inform us what’s going on or something.

 

they cant even take the time to reply never mind trying to make it up to us, really dissapointed in the effort from sony and james. poor show lads. not doing the plus universe any favours

XJaguar12X 1 September, 2010 @ 9:05 pm   382

Enjoying alot off things on Plus service especially automatic downloads which helps alot!
However what it needs is,
Cross Game Chat
Automatic downloads settings
Beta to games
Cloud Storage
This would make me so happy and I hope Sony take this into consideration!

tm2010swe 1 September, 2010 @ 9:05 pm   383

@380 You are absolutely right. They should inform us.

I was really looking forward to this update, but the evening is almost gone – it 10:09pm here in Sweden… I guess Sam & Max will have to wait… :(

 
GrumpyMcGrump 1 September, 2010 @ 9:15 pm   384

@tm2010swe: you can already download sam and max for free, just search for it in the store

 
JordanBlack68 1 September, 2010 @ 9:18 pm   385

Hurry up :/

 
Dante_Zero 1 September, 2010 @ 9:20 pm   386

no plus love today then? wow that IFA must be more important than paying customers who give feedback and are then ignored.

 

am givin up for the night cause its doing my t1ts in big style. bad show sony.

 

people paid for this content in advance yet scee FAIL TO DELIVER ON TIME , vote with wallets or continue to be done over

 
DAVEHUDSON 1 September, 2010 @ 9:22 pm   389

i downloaded sam and max but the only thing it cant find it to play on my ps3 any one tel me why?

tm2010swe 1 September, 2010 @ 9:23 pm   390

@383 Thank you, but I’ve tried. It says I will have to pay for episode 1, and I don’t want to do that… Ep 2-4 are free, but I don’t want to start with ep 2, of course. :(

 
bazzamc1 1 September, 2010 @ 9:26 pm   391

How do I get Episode 1 of Sam and Max then?

Episodes 2-5 are listed as free, but Episode 1 is not. The demo is free though, is that the one I download?

 
The_dark_hado 1 September, 2010 @ 9:26 pm   392

Hi James

Any timescales on vouchers being emailed out for LBP???

 
andrew12656 1 September, 2010 @ 9:28 pm   393

@388/DAVEHUDSON
I assume you downloaded the Full Game Unlock.
You need to download each episode. Search for Sam and Max again and all the 5 eps can be downloaded for free.

 
killzonexx 1 September, 2010 @ 9:28 pm   394

@ USE SEARCH FUNCTION all sam and max dloads are there just search on sam & max, all episodes are there to download, includes also the activation download.

i see them all here so i bet you can find them aswell!

 
FitzYarox 1 September, 2010 @ 9:29 pm   395

omg the avatars with plus icon look badass. I want mine asap. :)

Tekkenfanaat 1 September, 2010 @ 9:35 pm   396

@390: Download the episode 1 demo, than download the season activation. That should do the trick.

 
Rossagues 1 September, 2010 @ 9:36 pm   397

The themes are the only thing missing… Because there exclusive..

 
DAVEHUDSON 1 September, 2010 @ 9:38 pm   398

@andrew ty the only one am not downloadin is the one u pay for is that right ? ad ty killzonexx

 
SpyDudeFX 1 September, 2010 @ 9:39 pm   399

Oh wow still nothing, total failure today. Hope James takes steps to ensure this never happens again. I’m sure he will be sorry on behalf of the team but very disappointing!

 
SpiderMike_X 1 September, 2010 @ 9:40 pm   400

Ignorance,
intolerance,
rudeness,
petulance,
ungratefulness.

Exclusive to PlayStation Network.

 
ShadowDoGGG 1 September, 2010 @ 9:41 pm   401

Yeah I want my “+”

luckiernut 1 September, 2010 @ 9:49 pm   402

SONYYYYYYYYYYY we are waiting!! TBH you are making the service very hard to recommend and starting to have second thoughts about this PS+ …thing is wouldnt be as bad if we in EU got same ammount of content as in the US :/

 
Handige_Harry 1 September, 2010 @ 9:55 pm   403

So still waiting for the update :(

 
killzonexx 1 September, 2010 @ 9:55 pm   404

everyone can go to sleep becuase, you wont get a answer anymore today the are sleeping already our trying to think about what they can promise you tommorow.

our exclusive beta’s is a joke

store updates are a joke

support is a joke

reply’s here from them are jokes

its time they stop making jokes and show us that the really care about us gamers so far it looks like they have a big laugh about the incoming money.

im thinking of a online petition anyone agree with me and/or want to set this up with me?

 

today failed.

 
ryryryan 1 September, 2010 @ 9:57 pm   406

Just so everyone knows (as previous people have said, but many seem to ignore) you can download pretty much everything on the list now. I can’t find the themes but theres no rush for them. Just search the A-Z section for PS3 games, add ons and PS1 section.

nemesisND1derboy 1 September, 2010 @ 9:59 pm   407

This is an absolute disgrace.

I have been a big supporter of Playstation Plus from morning one, and I have defended it against all, but this is ridiculous.

When I pay 50€ a year for a service, I expect it to be delivered ontime within reason and if not, to at least be notified about a delay.

James this is absolutely ridiculous, a shambles.

 

I paid £40 on the promise that I would receive content for my PS3 on the first Wednesday of every month. I have not received my content for this month. It is almost not Wednesday anymore.

This would not be tolerated in any other industry. If you promise someone something, you deliver upon it in a timely fashion. Especially if they have paid for it.

It’s ridiculous. We’re the consumers here. Sony should be trying desperately to make us want to resubscribe or recommend the product to our friends. I highly regret getting the one-year package, and I have said as much to my friends. I will be writing a formal complaint and will continue to ACTIVELY URGE anyone & everyone NOT to get PS+. The content is sort of worth it, but their customer service is appalling.

 

405 IS A GENIUS. READ HIS COMMENT

ToxicPomur 1 September, 2010 @ 10:03 pm   410

Go to court! If we can pay, and get nothig, they can pay and got big financial punishment ^^ lets make a group lawsuit ^^

 
CRASHBASHUK 1 September, 2010 @ 10:04 pm   411

argree with 405 and 408 [DELETED] u lazy people just search them its that easy or dont u know where the search is?

 
killzonexx 1 September, 2010 @ 10:05 pm   412

@ ryryryan most people know that but there are official employees active who must announce this not random people

they are hired to run this, but when negative post got posted, they are hiding under there desk.

thats not the support we deserved, we pay for things so we expect support.

if they reply’ed at alot of posts how and why it takes so long then we wouldnt had so much negative posts.

the more the ignore us, the more problems they get in the future.

and dont forget WE are the future of sony we buy the games console’s our kids gonna buy the next 2 3 consoles without us they would not make so much money.

 

Here’s the list of great content that is available to Plus members from September 1st – October 5th

yeah,right…nothing new in ps+ at the moment loooool

 

we all know we can get some content but the fact it is not all there and we have to search for it is wrong. you wouldnt hire someone a car then say go find it. [DELETED] its the priciple of the thing. the service i and everyone else pays for is not there. simple as that. sony its a disgrace that no one has come forward to tell us why or when it will be there.

ToxicPomur 1 September, 2010 @ 10:06 pm   415

@408 we know that ;) but it’s all about the rules … :|

 
FitzYarox 1 September, 2010 @ 10:06 pm   416

You know what would totally suck? we leaving all this comments here, waiting for the PS+ section to update, waiting for a reply explaining things….
And the update guys sleeping home…

I hope they are still at the office working on the update, fixing whatever the problem is and not leaving for home till the FULL update is live.

The lack of replys from them kinda makes me think they are not :(

 

Yeah I may of sounded like I don’t care about this before. I know it’s not right that we have to tell people, but really I’m commenting to just let the impatient know that they can get there hands on it now and not have to wait. It is a disgrace that they can’t even sort the Plus section out though, particularly because we’re paying for a better more convenient service.

 

Also why is there no Plus sign next to my avatar? I’m signed up.

 
TalllPaul 1 September, 2010 @ 10:14 pm   419

Sign out then in again on PS3 and it will appear.

 
TalllPaul 1 September, 2010 @ 10:14 pm   420

Oh wait if you mean on here i don’t know cos i haven’t got one either lol

 

Is everything available through the search option? Because I’m waiting to download the UFC 2010 DLC.

 
whiteylfc 1 September, 2010 @ 10:21 pm   422

Thought there was some problem with my account when I got home from work a few minutes ago and couldn’t find the new Plus content, glad I checked on here and found out there wasn’t. Not glad however about having to wait for the update, what’s up with that? I was looking forward to playing Sam & Max after work! Come on, Sony, you’re a big company, you should be able to get this sorted.

 
markl1972 1 September, 2010 @ 10:26 pm   423

Am I the only one having trouble with Sam & Max? I downloaded it all, started episode 1, it requires an update, which then fails to download and the PS3 resets itself…have tried several times. Had problems with Joe Danger last week too, which I’ve still not resolved.

 
TheMaxDaddy 1 September, 2010 @ 10:26 pm   424

On the advice of other posters I’m downloading Sam and Max episode 1 trial and the full game unlock for free. You can find it by searching for it. Bit dumb of me not to cop that earlier today.

 

Jeez, use your initiative guys. I went on, saw it hadn’t updated. Searched for Sam and Max, and now Im downloading it free of charge.

 
CRASHBASHUK 1 September, 2010 @ 10:29 pm   426

@421 umm try waiting untill the hdd(orange) light stop flashing and see if that works

 
markl1972 1 September, 2010 @ 10:31 pm   427

hmmm, might have been something to do with my controller being on the wrong port. S&M works fine now, JD still screwed though. And no PS+ icon for me either..!

 
markl1972 1 September, 2010 @ 10:33 pm   428

Maybe my + icon works now…

ipodtouch_dude 1 September, 2010 @ 10:41 pm   429

Im a bit miffed off that new plus users get Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty i would of rather got that because i already had Little Big Planet game when i got and Phat PS3 and i joined plus the month it started. :’(

 

Sony, we should have the service that we’ve paid for “working as promised and on the committed time” or at least we have to hear from you an official apology in earliest. I’m waiting to see how Sony will deal professionally with this

RCrevenge 1 September, 2010 @ 10:50 pm   431

Hi James,

i’m afraid i’ll be giving PlayStation Plus a miss.

What we want is obviously the PlayStation plus update to be on time, but if not at least some notice.

Yes, we can search and get some of the content: Sam and Max: Devil’s Playground (entire season)
minis: Vector Tower Defense, Echoes
PSOne Classic: Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee
Premium avatars: Eye Pet Blue Goalie Avatar, Eye Pet DJ Avatar

But for:
DLC: Exclusive UFC Undisputed 2010 DLC
Dynamic themes: Exclusive PlayStation Move theme, Exclusive ‘Fish Tank’ theme

 

I think PSN+ offers great value and to get the entire sam&Max collection is fantastic! It justify the entire PSN+ year for me!

SONY LISTEN!!

PLEASE give all PS3 users cross game voice chat and you will get many multi console owners to buy the ps3 version of a multiplayer game like cod, moh, bc2 and others. That will also make many cancel XBlive subscription. PLEASE!

 

I bought PSN+ to support PSN and get it even more competitive to XBlive. I hope that stuff like auto syncing of throphies and cross game voice chat will be updated asap to all PS3 owners for free. That would be fantastic.

 

I agree with 408

 
NEONKNIGHT84 1 September, 2010 @ 11:14 pm   435

Err…its nearly SEPTEMBER 2nd – where’s the new content we’ve all paid for as Plus members? Some acknowledgement please Sony!!!?

 
GrumpyMcGrump 1 September, 2010 @ 11:18 pm   436

just wait one day, most of the content is already up and everyone can wait a few more hours for the rest. it’s not like you won’t get it at all.

 
MikeyRawr 1 September, 2010 @ 11:21 pm   437

Bit gutted we havnt got it today, but i can wait till tomorrow :)

 
Rossagues 1 September, 2010 @ 11:21 pm   438

I dont mind the wait as long as they say sorry!

 
FitzYarox 1 September, 2010 @ 11:25 pm   439

Ross posted this earlier today (well yesterday actually if u are in Holland, like me)

“Posted on 1 September, 2010 at 3:47 pm by Ross McGrath
It might be a little while we had a small system issue yesterday and a bank holiday to contend with – everything is ticking along at the moment though – the guys downstairs are working flat out.”

That may be one of the reasons for the delay.

 
Jon_The_King 1 September, 2010 @ 11:29 pm   440

COMMENT 133 >>>>>>>>>>>>>

“PS+ will not survive in it’s current form because people will not renew their subscription. Sony did a brainstorm on what to include in a subscription, they should have instead done a brainstorm on HOW TO IMPROVE PSN, and then make that a subscription around that. Subscribe to me, and I will offer you, for £39.99, FirstPlay sub, Cross Game Chat, Cloud Game Saves – save game file online on PSN, discounted extended warranty, automatic firmware and game patch downloads, ability to send voice messages, ability to change PSN ID keeping trophies (1 change per 12 month subscription, otherwise pay a fee), monthly discounts on games, and ONE free PSN game per month. With the money I generate I will improve PSN for everyone (including non subscribers): auto-sync trophies, LBP sackboy or Home character as your PSN avatar, auto open text message when you press PS button upon receiving a message, auto expire old game invites, ability to group freinds, cross game invites built in XMB, cache trophies, icons, pics to HDD to allow faster loading (no spinning circles!)”

WELL SAID.

 
Dante_Zero 1 September, 2010 @ 11:29 pm   441

“this weeks plus surprise is we are going to hide everything snd mske you search for the store. watch ut for those tricky themes though you might not find them till next weeks update. Anyhow, enjoy your ps plus suprise and we look forward to giving you more stellar suprises next week along which may include free dlc for a game 3 and half years old.
Enjoy, im off to the bar at IFA to get wasted. night all.”

lol

 
funkpower 1 September, 2010 @ 11:31 pm   442

Update: please note that the Ratchet & Clank offer comes into effect from 5pm today (1 September, 2010).

 
undergroundgr 1 September, 2010 @ 11:32 pm   443

01:31 september 2nd here…

 

Anyone else notice if you download the sam and max episodes they don’t have a expire date like every other plus stuff…check yourself by pressing triangle on an episode and look for the start and end date. every other plus content on my ps3 end 29.6 2011 not this though its like the free Little Big Planet i got for signing up no expire date.

 
Retro_Gamer_ 1 September, 2010 @ 11:39 pm   445

when plus store update? today is 1st Sept and i still got the bonus of august

 

The Rachet & Clank is on offer at the moment, if anyones wondering.

As for the slow update, I don’t really care as the stuff for PS+ is already updated on the PSP store too. I’m playing Abe’s Odyssey at the moment, so I can wait for the section on the store to update.

Cheer up guys! Complaining and threatening lawsuits is very childish. Stuff like this takes time! It’s not hitting a button, it probably takes a team to update all this stuff!

 
FitzYarox 1 September, 2010 @ 11:41 pm   447

Pff PS+ is not going to have a proper update today guys, lets face the music.

 

Aww no plus beside my name :(

 
LEONOFDEATH 1 September, 2010 @ 11:43 pm   449

ITS 11:40!

I have payed for a service, And im not being served!

THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE.
Serously, Whoever has the job of updating PS+ needs to be fired. It would happen in any other job!

So unprofessional, NOT what I expect from such a huge company!

 
LEONOFDEATH 1 September, 2010 @ 11:46 pm   450

TO EVERYONE!

You can download most of the stuff that should be up for grabs, By searching for it in the store.

I just got abes oddessey, And Sam & Max.
just search for it.

But it still sucks that its just not done how it should be.

You dont go to a restraunt, and then have to go to the kitchen yourself to get the food!

 
CRASHBASHUK 1 September, 2010 @ 11:52 pm   451

just a update the themes from aug have now gone so they must be working form home lol

hutton1993 1 September, 2010 @ 11:54 pm   452

I’ve downloaded Sam & Max episodes 2, 3, 4, & 5 but it says I have to pay for episode 1 :S Anyone know why? I have downloaded the unlock key thing as well.

 
CRASHBASHUK 1 September, 2010 @ 11:55 pm   453

@452 same here try closeing and reopening the store

 
LEONOFDEATH 1 September, 2010 @ 11:59 pm   454

Yeah, I did that too!

There are two versions of the first episode, A free one, and a payed one.

Download the free one (obviously). It is there. :]

 

download the demo version of episode 1 and as long as you downloaded the unlock key it will be the full version of ep1.

 

For Sam and Max – Like most games with trials on the PSN store, they expect you to download the trial, then the full game unlock. This is the case for Sam & Max.

Although do be careful, if you are not careful, you could end up paying for the first episode. Make sure not to download anything with a price beside it. Unless of course you intend to pay for it.

 
dcoleman21 2 September, 2010 @ 12:07 am   457

its officially now the second and STILL NO UFC DLC OR THEMES !!!!!!

SONY HAS BROKE ANOTHER PROMISE

1 CROSS GAME CHAT
2 EXCLUSIVE BETA’S
3 NO HEAVY RAIN CRIME SCENE THEME A WHILE BACK.
4 OCASIONAL EXTRAS THAT ARENT JUST DEMOS
5 NOW THEY WONT EVEN GIVE US WHAT WE PAID FOR!

SERIOUSLY SORT YOUR ACT OUT AND DO YOUR JOBS PEOPLE WE WANT WHATS OURS!

SONY HAVE NOW FAILED

hutton1993 2 September, 2010 @ 12:07 am   458

Downloaded :) Thanks everyone!

Just need Sony to put the UFC DLC and the two themes on the store now and I’ll have everything :)

 
jack_gllghr 2 September, 2010 @ 12:09 am   459

Hey I signed up for PS+ on the 13th of August, am I still entitled to the free LBP? I never received an email about it :/

I always defend PS+ but this is absolutely half-assed nothing in the plus section, no themes and what is up with Sam and Max! I clicked download on Sam and max full game and it made like 4 of the episodes appear thats it! and number one still needs to be purchased! Poor form SCEE poor form! I hope this is fixed by the time i get up tomorrow[Removed]! Not that it really is a big deal having to wait a day, its the fact that this service cost 50 quid and while I have for the most part got my quids worth, it just seems like; “ahhhhh they can wait until tomorrow it’s 6 o’clock……quitting time……. Not impressed at all. Stop messing your loyal customers around cause thats who buys plus at the end of the day and who probably won’t buy it in the future. Other then that contents been pretty impressive so far just deliver it properly…

 
CRASHBASHUK 2 September, 2010 @ 12:16 am   461

@459 for some reason the add came back on it shouldant of relly i know how u feel i think :(

 

Wow, scraping the barrel… they’re now handing out old games like Quest for Booty and SSF2Turbo, from devs who couldn’t be bothered to provide trophy patches.

 
FitzYarox 2 September, 2010 @ 12:42 am   463

Time to give up the wait for now, sleepy time for me.
I hope everything will be allright, updated and available in the morning… that would be a good morning!
nighty night

 

Yep, store still only showing August content for me too :(

 
Unicronic 2 September, 2010 @ 12:55 am   465

@ Topov81, yes my thoughts exactly.

Many PS+ subscribers are customers/users who buy the best games early on. I myself have gotten very little from PS+ so far I already owned Wipeout HD, LBP, QFB etc previously so like many other people I feel a I subscribed to Sucker+.

Offering Warhawk @ discount, QFB and now SSF2HD is an insult to people like me who paid for 1 year upfront to get more out of PS3, I’ve actually paid more and gotten less.

I know each game offered is worth X pounds but as an early adopter of PS+ and the best games I want to see the service actually serve me. Heck I think PS+ would be worth the price if no freebies and discounts were given and just focused on value added servces like trophy patches for older games.

 
Retro_Gamer_ 2 September, 2010 @ 1:10 am   466

why US PSN+ is already updated and we(europe) don’t? oh wait… i forget i live in europe. never mind we are accustomed

 
ShadowDoGGG 2 September, 2010 @ 1:14 am   467

Spent 2 hours trying to get my + on my avatar on this blog. Time for me to give up

 

Ok, some of the September content is available, but you have to look for it in the relevant section. The Playstation Plus page has not been updated.

Found everything apart from the UFC DLC and dynamic themes.

 
LEONOFDEATH 2 September, 2010 @ 1:41 am   469

I feel so let down. I was expecting Plus to be great. :(

CheekyChimpanzee 2 September, 2010 @ 1:51 am   470

Disappointed that those who have already signed up don’t get Ratchet. I too would’ve preferred this to LBP.

 
Cloudedpaul 2 September, 2010 @ 1:53 am   471

this is a little silly now, the least they could of done was got someone (anyone) to tell us what is happening, maybe some last minute changes or maybe they have decided to end plus, i personaly would just like some info.

 
KRyPTceltrix 2 September, 2010 @ 2:07 am   472

pretty weak offering but with I’ve already made my £40 back so its fine

 

Why cant PS give the Ratchet to PS+ users as “rent” and give it free to those new users, i would prefer Ratchet to LBP as i already own LBP.

 
ShadowDoGGG 2 September, 2010 @ 2:29 am   474

Also why is the UK/IRL missing out with free firstplay just because the rest of europe can’t get it. If they can’t get it then tough luck.

Cypherous 2 September, 2010 @ 2:38 am   475

Meh doesn’t look like anything to write home about none of those games really appeal to me, the PSONE classics are moot given access to a PSP with custom firmware and copies of the games i already own although i did buy FF8 because of the stupid copy protection that made making copies of my game discs near impossible if i wanted them to work 100%, granted i was never really sold on the whole subscription thing as its not required for me to enjoy my games, maybe if they give us a particularly awesome PSN game then i might think about it, until then not really worth the cost in my book sadly :(

 
CRASHBASHUK 2 September, 2010 @ 2:47 am   476

@473 fully agree with u there

 

you guys better lift your game. this is pathetic. considering your content seriously sucks how about you give us some decent features. that is what i signed up for. not for this rubbish. you’re offering us games that have been on psn forever and we get demos a day earlier than everyone else. plus the demos are terrible. i signed up on day 1 and the only thing i have not deleted is 1 theme. most of the content i already have. because, as i said, its old. yeah, real value for money.

donbanana 2 September, 2010 @ 4:23 am   478

I would like for Grandia to be released as a EU psn download. US psn store has had this for such a long time, so maybe it would be nice for more ps1 classics to be made available exclusively on psn plus.

 
King_Bobo 2 September, 2010 @ 5:02 am   479

LBP is good, but as I already have it, I would have preferred Ratchet and Clank. Oh well – PS+ is great nonetheless. I still want to see Bishi Bashi Special though as a classic offered :D

 
Georgie85 2 September, 2010 @ 5:36 am   480

Hi,

The store in Belgium had been updated today but the PS Plus section hasn’t. Howcome?

I don’t want to miss out on MGS, Sam & Max and Abe’s thingymajig.

Hope the Plus section still gets updated (and not next week)
Thanks for the hard work.

 
Unicronic 2 September, 2010 @ 6:04 am   481

The latest news is that US PSN+ subscribers will get a God Of War: Ghost of Sparta DEMO next week.

We have better be getting that next week too.

 
Phoenixfire90 2 September, 2010 @ 6:14 am   482

WHAT IN HELLS NAME IS GOING ON!!!!
I’VE BEEN CHECKING ALL NIGHT AND STILL NOTHING!!!!!
THE LASTEST PAGE’S BEEN UPDATED BUT NOT THE PLUS PAGE!!!!!
*Sighs and calms down* Ok, I paid good, hard earned money for that plus account and this is far from good.
Infact what’s sony’s email, I’m taking this to the TOP.

 
Phoenixfire90 2 September, 2010 @ 6:24 am   483

@480 Yeah right.
The yanks get better stuff (and more on time stuff) than we do!!!!
Sugar don’t expect it.
The only thing that will make me forgive Sony for this is a LBP2 beta!!

 
Mulletino 2 September, 2010 @ 6:47 am   484

I’m rather pleased with that update, definitely worth less than the price of a pint a month.

I get heaps of enjoyment out of the PSN, so I really don’t mind buying the guys/gals at Sony a virtual drink every month to help keep it ticking over, the free stuff’s a bonus.

donbanana 2 September, 2010 @ 6:55 am   485

WHY does the psn store still demand that i pay for episode 1 of Sam and Max, even though i downloaded the full game unlock key and episodes 2-5 free of charge?

not cool-sort it please

 
squall1604 2 September, 2010 @ 7:18 am   486

playstation blog fr is brocken, the new content of plastation plus is not here !!!!!!!! what sony make!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!it’s a joke?

 
Phoenixfire90 2 September, 2010 @ 7:34 am   487

STOP THE PRESS!!!!
For those who want Sam and Max, just search ‘Sam’ and DON’T click the episodes themselves, look for ‘Sam and Max, Devil’s Playhouse season pass’ (or whatever).
And it comes up for free for plus members????
Do not buy the episodes!!!!
This also works for Oddworld!!

 
BrimstoneNZ 2 September, 2010 @ 7:42 am   488

If anyone’s looking for Episode 5, you need to get it from the ‘latest’ section.

 
Phoenixfire90 2 September, 2010 @ 7:46 am   489

NO NO NO!!!!!
IF YOU GET THE EPISODE ON THERE OWN, YOU NEED TO PAY, BUY THE SEASON PASS!!!

donbanana 2 September, 2010 @ 7:46 am   490

i did search and have all the other content as advertised except for episode 1 of sam and max. i did exactly as you said and all the season pass is, is a 100kb unlock key which then enables all of the correspnding episodes to have the price tags replaced with free.

this works for all except episode 1.

next time Phoenixfire90 read what was written before you assume people are wrong.

 
Phoenixfire90 2 September, 2010 @ 7:54 am   491

Hmmmmmm. Sorry….
Try the trial for episode 1, not saying I’ve tried this but it’s an idea. This is maybe why PS+ hasn’t updated yet, maybe they know about the problem.
Just a question, did this happen last month,because I was in France when it was ment to update?

 
The--geordie 2 September, 2010 @ 7:55 am   492

plus has been updated but there are NO dynamic themes whats the deal sony

 
blankedboy 2 September, 2010 @ 7:56 am   493

So, problems, complaints and questions with PS+ and no Plus team members in sight to answer them…no change there then.

Every time they try and come up with something new to entice people into signing up for PS+ they always seem to shoot themselves in the foot, don’t they?

They need to start looking at the PS Store blog guys – they know hot to do it right.

 
GregorMcc07 2 September, 2010 @ 7:56 am   494

Has just signed up for PS+, everything is now downloading. Thanks sony, please dont make me wait again though

 
Phoenixfire90 2 September, 2010 @ 8:04 am   495

Ok, it’s been updated but…….
1: Where’s the themes!?!?
2: Where’s the Free DLC!?!?

donbanana 2 September, 2010 @ 8:08 am   496

hey Pehoenixfire90, sorry i got annoyed with you, no this didn’t happen last month, it updated fine, i think.

 
MobileTone 2 September, 2010 @ 8:14 am   497

consider my 3mth trial subscription over.

nothing here to tempt me into renewing it at all.

all i’m getting out of this deal is a couple of
themes a month, the Minis are lame, The PSX classics
look grud awful running on a PS3, seriously, try
running a psx game on a ps2 or ps1 through your HDTV
the quality of the image is much better.

 

Seriously, how long does it take to post a message along the lines of “Sorry guys, having a few problems with some of the the new PS+ content, we’re looking into it.” ??

 
Phoenixfire90 2 September, 2010 @ 8:15 am   499

@donbanana
That’s ok, how did you get a plus sign on you avatar?

donbanana 2 September, 2010 @ 8:21 am   500

i just signed in and it was there to be honest

 

Still no update for PLUS! It’s the second of September. We want compensation!

Machinegod72 2 September, 2010 @ 8:37 am   502

Look at all the hardcore internet-warriors this thread is gathering. Impressive.

I second that rent-idea of Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty that somebody posted. Would be a nice move.

 
Number45 2 September, 2010 @ 8:37 am   503

Bah, still no update to the Plus section? I’m too lazy to search for it all, hopefully they’ll have it sorted when I get home later.

 
Orangeno 2 September, 2010 @ 8:53 am   504

Finally a + update! But no dynamic themes here in the Netherlands! Shame!!! O, and a fail, of course.

 
Orangeno 2 September, 2010 @ 8:55 am   505

And we must pay for UFC DLC in the + section…

 

Still missing themes… maybe you should give us any information ?

 
Alkeye82 2 September, 2010 @ 9:24 am   507

I thought there was going to be some actual UFC DLC, instead it’s the pass to play the game online(which everyone who bought it new got anyway).
An online pass is not DLC(as far as I am concerned), New fighters to download, maybe a new mode or something yes, online pass no.

Kane_and_Abel 2 September, 2010 @ 9:26 am   508

If you wanna know how to FIX PS+ and get people subscribing:

READ COMMENT #133!

READ COMMENT #133!

READ COMMENT #133!

READ COMMENT #133!

READ COMMENT #133!

READ COMMENT #133!

READ COMMENT #133!

READ COMMENT #133!

 

[DELETED] its still not complete. still a price for ufc and surprise surprise still no apology or explination as to why. gee sony u sure know how to give out excellent customer service. i say everyone on 3 month deals dont renew and all yearly one get on the phone and demand their money back. this will only change through consumer power.

 
SpiderMike_X 2 September, 2010 @ 9:37 am   510

@507 – DLC is any content you have to download in order to utilise it. The clue is in the acronym. You interpretation of it doesn’t change that fact.

 

they must all be hiding

 

James Thorpe, do you ever reply to these messages? I kinda saw the same situation with the Play TV blog in which it had 0 response to a lot of the Q’s from members.
I gotta say that the letting down customers who have a premium service is a massive NO NO, the Plus offering will fall flat on its ass if it carries on like this. I understand you ma have a “tech issue” but it only takes a sec to come here and give a response!

tm2010swe 2 September, 2010 @ 9:48 am   513

I understand that things can go wrong sometimes. It really shouldn’t happen, but I can even understand if they left work yesterday thinking everything was ok. But surely by now they must know everything wasn’t ok, but they haven’t bothered writing a message on the blog saying they are sorry and giving us an explanation and saying it won’t happen again. That’s really disappointing. But to them maybe we are just a bunch of whining, spoiled brats? But if so many are complaining, maybe there is some truth in it?

 
Alkeye82 2 September, 2010 @ 9:53 am   514

@509 fair enough I’ll concede to that, you do have a very good point. However I still maintain that it should be new fighters or something on offer and not the online pass.
Also the fact that the DLC was the online pass was never mentioned anywhere. It says Exclusive UFC Undisputed 2010 DLC. There is nothing exclusive about the online pass.

 

no free dynamic themes in the Aus PS+ section :(

 
DaleCantwell 2 September, 2010 @ 10:10 am   516

I checked back here on and off last night checking why it hasn’t updated. It’s crazy that the themes and dlc still aren’t sorted out, this is a pay for service after all.

 
SlapnutzUK 2 September, 2010 @ 10:19 am   517

@513

Also I don’t think SCEE should really be giving away items that have been given away elsewhere!

 

it’s up now, just got my themes.

 

Yep, themes and DLC are sorted now…. all available in the Playstation Plus section.

DeviantVanguard 2 September, 2010 @ 10:39 am   520

@513

We’re not spoiled brats :) remember this is a service that we’re all paying for! If we wanted something for nothing THEN we’d be spoiled.
Because this is a paid service (more like a premium service) then you should expect to be treated as though you putting your money towards it means something.

They aren’t perfect and they make mistakes yes… but to not even address it for nearly a full day is ridiculous.

 
PaddyCharlie 2 September, 2010 @ 10:41 am   521

The UFCDLC is actually a pass to play the game online??

Aren’t Sony supposed to be againist the second hand market for games as it takes money from the developers and gives it to private shops/individuals?

And as for exclusive, how is that so? You get it elsewhere, especially when you support sony and games developers by buying new games.

tm2010swe 2 September, 2010 @ 10:45 am   522

@520 Yes, I know we are not spoiled! I was just speculating about why they do this. They obviously don’t think that PAYING Plus members deserve to get information when things go wrong. They know something went wrong with the update, and they know how people have complained before, so they should inform us. But they don’t care. sigh

 

Hmmmmmmmmmm not sure about this fish tank theme…… lol

 

Finally got the UFC 2010 DLC I wanted(UFC Undisputed 2010 TUF Pack), I’ll quit complaining now lol.

 

are the fish dead yet???

 
FitzYarox 2 September, 2010 @ 10:53 am   526

Well…. So it’s all sorted out now? and only at 10:24 am (first comment saying so) the next day !!! Wow….just wow.

Time to Start my PS3 up and goodies download can begin.

Still… I can’t help but feel, we kinda need to be compensated (somehow) for this missing day.

 

Disappointed with the themes. Neither of them have a full icon set… the Minis Save Data is the default and looks out of place.

This has been a problem with many themes released after the FW update that introduced the new icon on the XMB.

Why are they still being released like this, and will they be corrected ?

 
mike20036 2 September, 2010 @ 11:03 am   528

Just got my themes now and goodies of the psn plus store. After everything got updated now. Great psn plus update :)

 
mike20036 2 September, 2010 @ 11:05 am   529

Just one last thing how come I don’t have a plus Icon when I posted on the blog?

eviroboy_1981 2 September, 2010 @ 11:12 am   530

Hmm, due to a [DELETED]-up with an instant £50 PSN card code not coming until the day after the LBP offer ended and the second PS+ month starting I get neither LBP (which along with pretty much EVERY PS3 owner I already owned anyway) or R&C. Basically second month subscribers are in limbo? Are you going to be offering a game every other month for new subscribers or something?

Regretting the PS+ now tbh. Yes some great content but it seems very hit and miss if you’ll get something you’re interested in or don’t already have. All PS+ subscribers should be given a choice of free game, you must be able to track if they have chosen to download one, so if they haven’t already downloaded one they should be free to take their pick at their convenience, so then we can see what’s available. Free games to entice subscribers is all good and well but it’s alienating the masses.

Shot and foot spring to mind.

Can someone explain why Sam & Max episode 1 is listed as a trial while episodes 2-5 are full game

hutton1993 2 September, 2010 @ 11:17 am   532

Seems we also got an additional inFAMOUS 2 theme :D

tm2010swe 2 September, 2010 @ 11:17 am   533

Yes, I too think this was a rather nice update, although far too late. It’s interesting how this blog is usually full of complainers, even on the first page of comments, but yesterday people seemed rather pleased. And then, of course, they have to do something to upset people. I don’t know if we should laugh or cry!?

 

@530 That is how it was when I downloaded it months ago. Episodes 2-5 are the full games, episode 1 however is a trial with a key to unlock the full game.

 
FitzYarox 2 September, 2010 @ 11:35 am   535

Yeah cool InFamous 2 theme… this smooths things over alot gentlemen.
:D

tm2010swe 2 September, 2010 @ 11:40 am   536

Suggestions for Plus:

Uncharted: Eye of Indra Comic books – for FREE! (But they’re not even released in Europe, I think… very surprising – NOT!)
Home exclusives, or discounts on Home stuff. Last week when you released a lot of free items for Home, why didn’t you make them free for Plus members only? It would have been a great and inexpensive way to attract more people to Plus. But most important, treat your customers with the respect they deserve. Don’t be afraid to apologize when something have gone wrong. (Yes, that’s a HINT! :) )

 
andrew12656 2 September, 2010 @ 11:46 am   537

@535/tm2010swe
The Uncharted: Eye of Indra comics have been on the EU Store since last year.
in fact, there was a version, exclusive to the EU, where we got 2, exclusive character skins.

 
FitzYarox 2 September, 2010 @ 11:49 am   538

@536 UK only

tm2010swe 2 September, 2010 @ 11:59 am   539

@535 & 536
These things upset a lot of people. Exclusive items for a region or a part of a region. A hint for Sony: Most Europeans understand English! Those who don’t usually don’t buy video games! You don’t have to translate everything! Release English versions early, and if you want a translation you’ll have to wait, not the other way around!

I still think they should give the Uncharted comics for free to Plus members. Most people don’t have them, unlike say LBP… and I think a lot of Uncharted fans in Europe want to read them, so they could add new members to Plus, and Sony wants that, right?

 
Ivan_Krazy 2 September, 2010 @ 12:09 pm   540

I don’t get it…… my Avatar is an oragami from heavy rain and look at it now!

o_O

 

So where’s the apology or explanation for being late with the update ?

I dont really mind its late .. if they only explained why !

 

Is the update there now?
I’ve got a week off, so I really want to play Sam & Max the coming days :)

 
homerjnick 2 September, 2010 @ 1:00 pm   543

Why is there no new themes on the PS+ section?

hutton1993 2 September, 2010 @ 1:04 pm   544

@543 There is for me :S Theres the PlayStation Move theme, Fish theme and an inFAMOUS 2 theme in the PS+ section.

 
JordanBlack68 2 September, 2010 @ 1:16 pm   545

there are themes in the ps+ section

 
SpyDudeFX 2 September, 2010 @ 1:18 pm   546

Kudos to SCEE Creative Team for two great dynamic themes. Both have so much animation and are extremely high quality, well designed items. I wish US Plus offered high quality original content like this.

 
ShadowDoGGG 2 September, 2010 @ 1:25 pm   547