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March 2018 PS Plus Games, PS3 and Vita Service Ending In 2019

Posted on March 1, 2018 by Rae Michelle Richards

March 2018’s PlayStation Plus lineup of “free games” comes out swinging with two Sony exclusive titles for the PlayStation 4. Insomniac’a Rachel & Clank movie tie in title will be on offer until the end of this month through the PlayStation Store – if you missed the latest Robot / Lombax platforms, here is your chance. Also on PS4 is From Software’s brutally difficult but rewarding and critically acclaimed Bloodbourn. If you’re bummed that the online servers for Demon Souls were turned off last week – here’s a newer game from the same developers!

PS4 owners will actually receive 5 titles this month as Comcept’s sadly disappointing Mighty Number 9 is available on both PS3 and PS4. Indie titles Claire Extended Cut and Bombing Busters will get free releases on the PlayStation Vita and PS4 as well.

Speaking of Sony’s older systems – support for the two free PS3 and Vita titles per month will be coming to an end in 12 months time. After February 2019 free titles for PS3 and Vita will no longer be offered. Games that have already been added to your library from the previous years will of course still be available

I’m sad to see support for the PS3 and Vita go from PS+. Not only did it provide games to owners of those platforms who maybe haven’t transitioned to PS4 but also meant that it was common for an extra game or two to be available on Sony’s latest home console. Sony has confirmed that no additional PS plus benefits will take the place of the 4 games per month that they are removing. Here’s hoping they don’t decide to turn off the PS3 or Vita shop servers any time soon because I know I have way more games on both devices than will ever fit on a memory card.

Regarding the changes to the service Sony had this statement:

“We also have an important service update. Starting next year on March 8, 2019, the PS Plus monthly games lineup will focus on PS4 titles and no longer include PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita titles. This won’t affect any games you’ve already downloaded, or will download, prior to March 8, 2019. Those games will still be part of your PS Plus games library as long as you remain a member. Your game saves and other benefits of PS Plus will also remain the same – the only change is that no new PS3 and PS Vita games will be added to the PS Plus monthly games lineup beyond March 8, 2019.”



June 2016’s PS Plus Games: Hitting The Court Or Heading Home

Posted on May 31, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

With just one day to go until the calendar rolls over to June, Sony has announced the full line-up of PlayStation plus titles for next month. PS Plus subscribers will be able to hit the court in time for the NBA finals with NBA 2K16 for PlayStation 4. PS4 owners are also in for a treat, with one of the most emotional games I’ve ever played, Fullbright’s Gone Home. PS3 owners will be able to scare up some classic screams with the PS3 version of Siren: Blood Curse, the episodic horror game from 2008. PS Vita owners will receive God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP) and the PS Vita launch title Little Deviants for free.

It seems like Sony is bringing out quite a few first party games for next month’s Plus line up. Here’s hoping they have a lot of surprises for E3!

Here is the full line-up as per the PlayStation blog:

  • NBA 2K16, PS4
  • Gone Home: Console Edition, PS4
  • Echochrome, PS3
  • Siren: Blood Curse (Episodes 1-12), PS3
  • God of War: Chains of Olympus, PS Vita
  • Little Deviants, PS Vita



Square Enix & Ubisoft Games On Sale On PSN This Week

Posted on January 26, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Square Enix

Square Enix and Ubisoft games headline the weekly sales available for all PSN members this week. In this latest weekly sale many games from the Final Fantasy and Far Cry series are available at a reduced price, and even more if you have an active PlayStation Plus subscription. If you missed out on the Final Fantasy XIII sequels, both are available for $15.00 USD a piece. Also if you haven’t tried Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn on PlayStation it is also available and includes 30 days game time with the software license!  Other awesome deals include a whole pile of PS1 classic FF titles from the 90s including FFVIII and FFIX.

All prices in USD, not reflective of the PS Plus discount and sales are only available in North America as far as I am aware.

PS1 Classics On Sale

  • Final Fantasy 8 – $5.00 USD
  • Final Fantasy 9 – $5.00 USD
  • Final Fantasy V – $5.00 USD
  • Final Fantasy Origins – $5.00 USD
  • Legend of Manna – $3.00 USD
  • Parasite Eve II – $5.00 USD
  • Final Fantasy VII – $5.00 USD
  • Vagrant Story – $5.00 USD

PS4 Games On Sale

  • FFXIV: A Realm Reborn (Includes 30 Day Game Time)
  • Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition – $10.00 USD
  • Tomb Raider Definitive Edition – $7.50 USD
  • Murdered Soul Suspect – $7.50 USD
  • Far Cry 4 – $19.80 USD

PS3 Games On Sale

  • Crystal Defenders – $5.00 USD
  • Space Invaders Infinity – $5.00 USD
  • Final Fantasy XIII Lightening Returns – $15.00 USD
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2
  • Far Cry 4 – $19.80 USD
  • Fary Cry Classic – $2.50 USD
  • Far Cry Blood Dragon $3.75 USD
  • Far Cry 3 – $10.00 USD
  • Far Cry 2 Ultimate $5.25 USD

PS Vita Games On Sale

  • Final Fantasy War of the Lions – $5.00 USD
  • Final Fantasy IV Complete – $10.00 USD
  • Final Fantasy III – $10.00 USD
  • Third Birthday (Parasite Eve) – $10.00 USD
  • Dissidia 012 Duodecim – $10.00 USD
  • Final Fantasy X/X2 HD Bundle – $15 USD



PlayStation Plus Review: November 2015

Posted on November 11, 2015 by Kenny Keelan

This month provides a little bit of the good, the bad, and the downright ugly on the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection front, this month, and I’m here to provide you a little insight on what you’re getting, this month, in case you didn’t rush out and get the games already or missed out on them.


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Super Meat Boy & Broken Age Headline Oct 2015 PS Plus

Posted on September 30, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Sony has taken the wraps off of two of the titles that we will be able to enjoy for free thanks to PlayStation Plus. Both Super Meat Boy and Broken Age Act 1 and 2 will be coming the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation vita for free next month.

Surprisingly the PlayStation Blog post is devoid of information for PS3 and Vita owners as to the other titles they’ll be getting for free. Thankfully some eagle eyed fans have spotted the following list from PlayStation Europe which includes all of the available titles. Since Europe and America’s line-ups have mirror each other it is safe to say we should be enjoying:

Broken Age (PS4/PS Vita)
Super Meat Boy (PS4/PS Vita)
Unmechanical Extended (PS4/PS3)
Kickbeat (PS Vita/PS3)
Kung Fu Rabbit (PS Vita/PS3)


What do you think of this line-up?

Super Meat Boy Trailer

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Broken Age Trailer

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August 2015 PS Plus: Tomb Raider, Limbo & Sound Shapes

Posted on July 29, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

PlayStation owners can rest easy knowing that Sony has announced the free titles for next month’s PlayStation Plus line-up. It looks like there will be a little bit of something for everyone with PS4 users getting Lara Croft & The Temple of Osiris and Limbo for free. PS Vita owners will get access to Castlestorm, Sound Shapes and Stealth Inc while PS3 owners will get God of War Ascension as their gratis game for the month.

Some of these titles are cross-buy (for example Soundshapes is on all platforms). Check out a full list below and let us know what you think of August’s offerings in comparison to Microsoft’s games with gold which was announced yesterday.

August’s Free Games

Lara Croft & The Temple of Osiri (PS4)
Limbo (PS4 Only)
Soundshapes (PS4, PS3, PS Vita)
Stealth 2: A Game of Clones (PS4, PS3, Vita)
God of War: Ascension (PS3 Only)
Castlestorm (Ps3 / PS Vita)


June 2015 PS Plus Games Includes Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

Posted on May 27, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Ground Zeroes the playable prequel to the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain sneaks its way onto the Instant Games Collection next month as one of the free games for June 2015. PlayStation 4 owners can also enjoy the turn based strategy game Skulls of the Shogun as well.  PS3 owners should be prepared to reach for the skies with Call of Juarez: Gunslinger and play through some randomly generated 2D platforming levels with Cloudberry Kingdom. On the PS Vita front Sony is offer two indie titles with Super Exploding Zoo and Futuridium both of which are also cross buy on PS4.

Check out some trailers for select PS+ games after the jump.Read More


PlayStation Plus Games For May Feature Indies Galore

Posted on April 30, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Playstation Plus

Sony has revealed the free games that PlayStation Plus subscribers will be receiving with next week’s store update. The selection for this upcoming month features some of the best indie games we’ve seen on any Sony platform including the terrific Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition and the critically acclaimed Unfinished Swan. If you are a PlayStation 4 owner it’s an excellent month to be a plus subscriber with five free games!

Coming To PlayStation Plus:

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Jan 15 PS Plus Games – Infamous: First Light & More

Posted on January 4, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

It’s a brand new year and more importantly a brand new month and that means a whole crop of new PlayStation Plus games to try out. InFamous, one of Sony’s premiere first party franchises makes the jump to the instant game collection with a gratis copy of Infamous: First Light. That’s not all Sony has in store, read on to find out what other surprises await PlayStation 3 and PS Vita owners.Read More


Injustice and Hitman HD Headline December PS Plus Games

Posted on December 2, 2014 by Rae Michelle Richards

Is it December already? The holidays are just around the corner! The air is getting colder, snow is falling to the ground (assuming you’re located in the Northern Hemisphere) and Sony has unleashed a brand new wave of free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Whether you’re a PS3 owner, a PS Vita player or are waiting for that shiny new PlayStation 4 for Christmas – there’s something for everyone in this month’s Instant Game Collection update.Read More


Sony’s Summer Sale Begins Tomorrow

Posted on July 1, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Summer isn’t typically a time  when new releases are blazing the sales charts, why not beat the heat with some old favorites at a discount price?  Sony will be launching their summer sale, Summer Blast, starting tomorrow and running until the 16th with the deals changing up the following Tuesday.

Some older games are available for $9.99 or less including Prince of Persia Classics Trilogy ($8.00 PS Plus/ $15 regular), Alice Madness Returns ($4.00 PS Plus / $7.99 Regular) and Fight Night Champion ($6.00 PSN Plus/ $11.99 regular). If newer games are your thing you can snag Call Of Duty Black Ops II for $41.99 ($37.99 PSN plus) or The Amazing Spider-Man for $29.99 ($20.99 PSN Plus)

There’s also a few portable titles including Mortal Kombat for the PlayStation Vita. Check out a complete list after the jump!Read More


We Are Giving Away Two 1 Year PSN Plus Codes

Posted on March 27, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Would you like a free year PlayStation Plus? With access to dozens of free games over the course of a year, it is a service that we have praised and recommended many times on this site. Here’s your chance to see why it is so great, for free…

Sony Computer Entertainment Canada (SCEC), has provided us with two codes to give out to readers for one full year of PlayStation Plus. The codes expire this Sunday, March 31st, so we need to find winners ASAP.

To enter simply like our status on facebok, email us – contests[at]brokenjoysticks.net or tweet us @ Broken Joysticks. We will send out the two codes on Friday morning!

Best of luck to all


EU Feb PS Plus Update: Sleeping Dogs, WipeOut 2048 & More

Posted on January 28, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Did you miss out on this past summer’s surprise hit Sleeping Dogs? European PlayStation Plus subscribers are going to get their chance to hit the mean streets of Hong Kong with the addition of the game to the constantly updated “instant games collection”.

Also included in the February PS+ EU update are Quantum Conundrum for the PS3, as well as Wipe Out 2048 and Lumines Electronic Symphony for the PlayStation Vita.

All of this content begins to roll out on Feb 6th and will continue to be dispersed throughout the remainder of the month.

Source: EU PlayStation Blog Via Joystiq


Retro City Rampage Now Free On PlayStation Network

Posted on December 24, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Need a  reason to stay in on Christmas Eve? Sony may have just given you one if you are a Playstation Plus subscriber. This past falls Retro City Rampage, a 2D top down game inspired by the open world crime games of yesterday is now available for free.  Sure we write a lot of positive things about PSN+ but it is truly an amazing service and this latest addition just gives us more reasons to keep the subscription topped off.

Also announced on the PlayStation Blog is a digital sale for both regular Playstation Network members and Plus subscribers alike. Some of the great deals include Metal Gear Solid HD collection for  $17,  Journey for $7 and Killzone 3 multiplayer for $7.

For the full list read more after the jump or check out the PlayStation Blog.Read More


Sony Brings AAA games to PSN Plus For Free

Posted on June 4, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Sony has announced that PSN plus members will be able to download AAA games like Infamous 2, Saints Row 2 and Little Big Planet 2 starting TOMORROW. These retail games are just the first of a series that Sony promises to roll out throughout the remainder of the year, with a total of 12 hitting this month alone!

They also stressed that the price of PSN Plus will not be changing. Existing and new members can enjoy the benefits of PSN Plus for as little as $5 a month with the purchase of the yearly subscription.

In addition, Playstation Vita will also be getting PS1 Classics. The first to come to the Vita will be Tomb Raider and Final Fantasy VII!

If Sony announces any further changes to PSN plus we’ll bring them to you by updating this news post


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