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Sound Off: PS Plus 2/18 Update: Vanquish and Mega Man Maverick Hunter X Free for Plus Members

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Hi everyone, 
 
Here is the PS Plus update from my blog post earlier today. As usual, I'll be susbcrbed to this thread and will reply to anything that I can. Thanks! - morgan

 

 

We’ve got a monster update to the Instant Game Collection today as not one, but two fantastic games are coming to PS Plus members for free! By now, you’ve got your hands on last week’s addition: Closure. Dungeon Defenders is still free in PlayStation Plus, and has a PS3 Community XP Event coming up this Thursday (register here for more info).

 

With tomorrow’s PlayStation Store Update, you’ll be able to download Vanquish and Mega Man Maverick Hunter X free if you’re a PS Plus member. We’ve got more including special content for Dust 514, and a launch week discount; so without further ado, let’s get to the goods.

 

Don’t have PlayStation Plus? Go to the PlayStation Store on your PS3 or PS Vita or click here to get access via the Sony Entertainment Network online store.

 

February 19th PlayStation Plus Update

 

Vanquish (PS3)

PSN Price: $19.99, Free for PS Plus members

Celebrate the release of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance by playing one of Platinum’s finest action titles: Vanquish. The same studio that’s bringing you Raiden this week, also delivered one of the finest sci-fi shooters in Vanquish. Check out its fast and fluid combat system, experience the visceral melee combat, and download this PS3 Full Game free as a PS Plus member.
 

 

Mega Man Maverick Hunter X (PSP and PS Vita Compatible)

PSN Price: $9.99, Free for PS Plus members

An enhanced remake of the classic Mega Man X, complete with 3D character models, remixed music, and all new unlockable features, this is classic Mega Man turned up to 11. When Sigma leads a group of Reploids in a revolt against mankind, it’s up to X and Zero to protect the world from ruin. You can download this title free as a PS Plus member and play it on your PS Vita, or PSP.
 

 

Dust 514 Starter Pack

PSN Price: $9.99, Free for PS Plus members

DUST 514 brings intense infantry combat, large-scale warfare, and deep character advancement to a free-to-play massively multiplayer shooter. Wage war in the next generation of first-person shooters, where a single victory could prove the crushing blow to a galactic empire of thousands of online EVE Online gamers. While the game is still in its beta phase, you can take advantage of this free Starter Pack. Remember, additional content you purchase in Dust 514 while it’s in beta will be carried over to your account when the game sees its full release. You can download Dust 514 now, and it’s free to play.
 

 

Urban Trial Freestyle (PS3 and PS Vita – No Cross Buy)

20% off for PS Plus members (PS3 Version: Original price: $14.99; PS Plus Price: $11.99 PS Vita Version: Original price: $9.99; PS Plus Price: $7.99)

Urban Trial Freestyle challenges players to push their risk-taking to the absolute limits and deliver maximum stunt rewards. The game`s nonstop action is complemented by a host of features including multiple game modes, leader boards, rider and bike customization, and much more. With slick urban detailed graphics and an innovative physics engine fine-tuned for fun pick-up and play, the game has been specifically engineered to get the most out of both PS3 and PS Vita versions.Learn more about the game from the PlayStation Blog’s coverage and download it this week!
 

PlayStation Community Update 2-15-2013

 

 

Don’t forget about the upcoming Dungeon Defenders PS3 Community XP event as well! The game is still free for PS Plus members. Click here to learn more on how to sign up for this event!

 

Lastly, if you haven’t downloaded Retro City Rampage or PAYDAY: The Heist, today is the last day they will be free in PS Plus; same goes for the Critter Crunch, Derrick the Deathfin and Karateka discounts.

 

Let us know your feedback on PlayStation Plus in the comments below, and don’t forget to use the poll links to speak your mind about what content you liked the most.

 

PS Plus Update 2-19-13

 

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- morgan haro, SCEA PlayStation Community Management Team
@morganharo


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Re: Sound Off: PS Plus 2/18 Update: Vanquish and Mega Man Maverick Hunter X Free for Plus Members

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As I said in the blog:

 

When I heard this week’s Vita IGC was going to be a PSP title, I was a bit worried…but hot **bleep**, Mega Man X! As a slightly “older” gamer, I have fond memories of the original MM games on NES. A few friends told me MMX is awesome, but I never played it. Now’s my chance! Only wish it was a true Vita title with trophies, but owell, still a solid addition to my Vita library!

 

EDIT: Can you give us any hint for next week's IGC? I think it's safe to assume it's a Vita game, as the schedule dictates...can you confirm it's a "true" Vita game and not a PSP/ PS1 game? Maybe even provide us with the genre to start the rumor mills going? lol

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Feb 18, 2013

The vote for me this week is that I'll be getting nothing out of Plus from Tuesday's update. Even though I've never played Vanquish before, it's not a game I've ever really wanted to play. I'll check it out, but unfortunately can't say I'm excited about doing so. I don't have a Vita or PSP either, so the Mega Man game doesn't do anything for me there (not that it would anyhow).


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Feb 18, 2013

Im actually excited about this update. Vanqiush ive been curious about and Im a big mega man fan and didnt know they had a remake of the snes game. Not a bad update

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I like this update. Vanquish is another game that I was curious about, but never picked up. I was actually thinking about getting this one from Gamestop over the weekend. I'm glad that I didn't.
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GrayGargoyle wrote:

The vote for me this week is that I'll be getting nothing out of Plus from Tuesday's update. Even though I've never played Vanquish before, it's not a game I've ever really wanted to play. I'll check it out, but unfortunately can't say I'm excited about doing so. I don't have a Vita or PSP either, so the Mega Man game doesn't do anything for me there (not that it would anyhow).


The above pretty much sums up my feelings too, so I'm with Gray on this.

 

I've been a subscriber since day one but I'm also seriously considering not re-subscribing when my current sub expires, it's just been lacking all round for me lately.

 

BRIT-KO

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Already played vanquish but its a great game for anyone that enjoys action shooters. Will play Mega Man on the vita, and the starter pack might be enough for me to revisit Dust 514. I might even purchase urban trail for the vita.

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Feb 18, 2013

Im very pleased with this week's update. Vanquish is a game i've been wanting to pick up and I never played that mega man game either. Will be downloading the starter pack for Dust as well. Hope to see a full Vita game next week.

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Feb 18, 2013

Good **bleep** this week morgan.  I was beginning to have my doubts :smileywink:

 

Been holding off on Vanquish for about 3 years now haha, now I get it for freeeeeeeee.

 

Never been a big mega man fan, but its something else for my Vita, so I'll give it a shot.


Not interested in dust 514 or whatever


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BRIT-KO wrote:

GrayGargoyle wrote:

The vote for me this week is that I'll be getting nothing out of Plus from Tuesday's update. Even though I've never played Vanquish before, it's not a game I've ever really wanted to play. I'll check it out, but unfortunately can't say I'm excited about doing so. I don't have a Vita or PSP either, so the Mega Man game doesn't do anything for me there (not that it would anyhow).


The above pretty much sums up my feelings too, so I'm with Gray on this.

 

I've been a subscriber since day one but I'm also seriously considering not re-subscribing when my current sub expires, it's just been lacking all round for me lately.

 

BRIT-KO


Brit, how many times do you have to remind everyone that you've been a PS+ sub since day 1? :smileyvery-happy: That's a bad sign if you're constantly reminding everyone how bad the updates are. My + expired this month, didn't re-sub and not planning on doing so until something I want comes out.

 

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