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Can't access free downloads from playstation plus that are "PSN" games

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I just bought a 3month subscription for playstation plus. I started downloading the free games from playstation store and have discovered that games like borderlands and infamous2, which are deemed "PS3" games will show up just fine under my games icon in the xmb. But after downloading games like outlands and pac man chamionship DX, which are "PSN" games, I can't find them anywhere in the xmb. It's kinda odd, because the PS3 games are around 10-15 GB downloads, but the PSN games are all labeled as 6KB. Also the copies of the PS3 games that I download show a "DIGITAL" tag after the title, but the pacman and outlands downloads came with a demo and then have an "UNLOCK" tag after the title. Has anyone else had this issue? How do I access these downloads? I know that I have enough storage space (73 GB free out of 149 GB). I have an active PSN account. Do I have to pay extra to play games that are PSN instead of PS3? I would appreciate it if a playstation support specialist explain how to install/play these games in step-by-step detail.

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Sep 9, 2012

*UPDATE* just ran a system update to software version 4.21 in hopes that it would affect this issue. After downloading Bloodrayne (yet another 6kb "full game unlock" download listed as a PSN game), I STILL CAN'T find the games anywhere in my xmb. This is really frustrating! If I'm paying for a subscription, I should be able to access all my content through playstation plus!

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Sep 9, 2012

*D'OH!* Wow...I feel dumb. Thanks to an earlier post by Nes_Daze concerning the Walking Dead game, I now realize that the demo IS the full game and just needs to be downloaded seperately from the "unlock" code in order to be viewed in the xmb. Sorry for the trouble everyone. I just got my ps3 a couple months ago from craigslist and it's the first playstation console I've ever owned. I'm still trying to learn all the tricks, but I love it so far. Now I understand why everyone kept telling me to ditch my xbox....SO GLAD THAT I DID Smiley Happy

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Sep 9, 2012

Glad you got it sorted out.

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Dec 18, 2012

Yeab how come i dont see pac man on my ps+ 

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Dec 18, 2012

Because it isn't available there anymore. The free games provided as part of a PS Plus subscription rotate over time.  You would have to have been a Plus subscriber since June of 2010 to have all of the free games that have been offered to Plus subscribers.

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Mar 21, 2013

I am currently a playstation plus member. I have downloaded games that were labled PSN games just fine with no hassle. But, when i went to download a PS3 game, I was only able to download Spec Ops: The Line. I have tryed to download Darksiders and Vanquish. Both of these games will show the download screen, but will not give the option to "Download in Background". I tought it was just somthing weird so i left my PS3 on for a while at the screen to let the games download. When i come back, it is still at 0% or it has showed an error screen. I have tryed restarting my PS3, Re-Downloading, and restarting my modoem. When I went to download Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, It would allow me to "Download in Background" but it will stop at 500 or 499 MB. Im not sure what i should do. Any advice would be very helpful

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Im still new to PS+ and I'm having the same issue. I downloaded Star Wars Pinball 3 times and it will not appear on the XMB. I downloaded the "Demo" and "Unlock Key" and it is no where to be found. This is the only game that is giving me an issue. Please help. It's driving me crazy!

 

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Im still new to PS+ and I'm having the same issue. I downloaded Star Wars Pinball 3 times and it will not appear on the XMB. I downloaded the "Demo" and "Unlock Key" and it is no where to be found. This is the only game that is giving me an issue. Please help. It's driving me crazy!
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Sep 16, 2013

I know with the star wars pinball I had to download Zen Penball 2 and then it unlocked starwars penball as a table in that game.  The stand alone table didnt work for me either.

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