PlayStation Plus Launches, This is What You Get For Subscribing

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The PlayStation Plus unveil was definitely the low point of Sony’s E3 media briefing, because, simply put, gamers want to see new games and new hardware at a show like E3, not new services that require a subscription. But once you look at the service outside the context of E3 hype and put aside the inaccurate comparisons to Xbox Live Gold, PlayStation Plus appears to be a sound value for PS3 owners interested in special treatment.

Sony’s premium PSN service launched today, and for $17.99 for three months or $49.99 for a year these are the freebies, discounts and other perks you get for the first month:

inFAMOUS Full Game Trial (Free and Exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers)
File size: 6.88 GB

WipEout HD (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers)
File size: 977 MB

Rally Cross (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers)
File size: 103 MB

Age of Zombies (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers)
File size: 21 MB

Warhawk Fallen Star Pack (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers)
File size: 66 MB

Collision Theme (Free and Exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers)
File size: 3.6 MB

Fat Princess: Pink Princess Avatar (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers)
File size: 100 KB

Fat Princess: Blue Princess Avatar (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers)
File size: 100 KB

Fat Princess: Fat Roles Expansion Pack (PlayStation Plus price $3.99, original price $4.99)

Midway PlayStation Plus Sale
Gauntlet II (PlayStation Plus price $2.50, original price $4.99)
Mortal Kombat II (PlayStation Plus price $2.50, original price $4.99)
Rampage (PlayStation Plus price $2.50, original price $4.99)
Rampart (PlayStation Plus price $2.50, original price $4.99)

TikGames/Creat Studios PlayStation Plus Sale
Cuboid (PlayStation Plus price $7.99, original price $9.99)
Cuboid Booster Pack (PlayStation Plus price FREE, original price $2.99)
Cuboid Bundle Pack (PlayStation Plus price FREE, original price $4.99)
Cuboid Level Editor (PlayStation Plus price FREE, original price $3.99)
Hamsterball (PlayStation Plus price $7.99, original price $9.99)
Interpol: The Trail of Dr. Chaos (PlayStation Plus price $7.99, original price $9.99)
Magic Orbz (PlayStation Plus price $7.99, original price $9.99)
Magic Orbz Booster Pack (PlayStation Plus price FREE, original price $2.99)
Magic Orbz Jungle Pack (PlayStation Plus price FREE, original price $2.99)
Magic Orbz Winter Pack (PlayStation Plus price FREE, original price $2.99)
Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom (PlayStation Plus price $7.99, original price $9.99)
Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom Booster Pack (PlayStation Plus price FREE, original price $4.99)
Smash Cars (PlayStation Plus price $11.99, original price $14.99)
Smash Cars: Virus Run (PlayStation Plus price FREE, original price $2.99)
Wakeboarding HD (PlayStation Plus price $11.99, original price $14.99)

PSN as it is does everything I need from an online service at no cost, so I won’t be subscribing to PlayStation Plus any time soon (or most likely ever). But for those who do choose to subscribe, it looks like you get your money’s worth from the first month alone.

So, whatcha think? Are you going to subscribe?

PlayStation Store Update [PlayStation.Blog]

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