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PlayStation Plus Subscribers: here’s your July content! |

It’s only the first week of July and we’re already being told what the rest of the month will bring to paying PS+ subscribers. Not that much to see (which is weird since this is the one year anniversary of PS+ and one would think an extra game or two would make it an eventful month), but what we get is still free and the discounts are very interesting.

Here’s the full list of content provided in the next two store updates to make the most of your $50 investment (you DID get a yearly subscription or renewed it already, right?). I’ve taken the liberty to highlight what you REALLY need to consider:

PlayStation Plus Highlights for 7/12:

Full Game Trial

* Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (Free and exclusive to Plus)

Featured Games

* Golden Axe (Full game) (Free and exclusive to Plus)

Featured Themes & Avatars

* Dino Crisis 2 – 10 Avatar Bundle (Exclusive to Plus for $0.99)
* PlayStation Plus Anniversary Dynamic Theme (Free and exclusive to Plus)
* Summertime Static Theme (Free with Plus – a $0.99 value)

PlayStation Plus Highlights for 7/19:

Featured Games & DLC

* Guerilla War minis (Free with Plus, a $2 .99 value)

Discounted Games

* Borderlands Bundle (PlayStation Plus price $14.99 – a $65 value)
* Cuboid (PlayStation Plus price $3.99; a 20% discount)
* Interpol: The Trail of Dr. Chaos (PlayStation Plus price $3.99; a 20% discount)
* Magic Orbz (PlayStation Plus price $3.99; a 20% discount)
* Sky Fighters (PlayStation Plus price $3.99; a 20% discount)
* Smash Cars (PlayStation Plus price $5.99; a 20% discount)
* Wakeboarding HD (PlayStation Plus price $3.99; a 20% discount)
* Hamsterball (PlayStation Plus price $3.99; a 20% discount)
* Richochet (PlayStation Plus price $3.99; a 20% discount)
* Baseball Stars 2 (PlayStation Plus price $7.19; a 20% discount)
* The King of Fighters ’95 (PlayStation Plus price $7.19; a 20% discount)
* Athena minis (PlayStation Plus price $2.39; a 20% discount)
* Hal 21 minis (PlayStation Plus price $2.39; a 20% discount)
* Ikari Warriors minis (PlayStation Plus price $2.39; a 20% discount)
* Marvin’s Maze minis (PlayStation Plus price $2.39; a 20% discount)
* Ozma Wars minis (PlayStation Plus price $2.39; a 20% discount)
* Sasuke vs. Commander minis (PlayStation Plus price $2.39; a 20% discount)
* Vanguard minis (PlayStation Plus price $2.39; a 20% discount)

Featured Themes & Avatars

* Fast Draw Showdown Dynamic Theme (Free with Plus, a $2 .99 value)
* Amazing Earth: Volcano Dynamic Theme (PlayStation Plus price $0.90; a 70% discount)
* Apache Gunship Dynamic Theme (PlayStation Plus price $0.90; a 70% discount)
* Divine Light Dynamic Theme (PlayStation Plus price $0.90; a 70% discount)
* Destination: Japanese Temple Dynamic Theme (PlayStation Plus price $0.90; a 70% discount)

Also, let me remind you that if you haven’t downloaded the next two games you WILL loose out on them. Since one is free and the other is set at a discount, that would be $6.99 you could have saved!

Coming Down on July 12th

Featured Offers to PlayStation Plus Subscribers

* Streets of Rage 2 (Free with Plus, a $4 .99 value)

Discounted Games

* Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 (PlayStation Plus price $7.99; a 20% discount)

  • oh may have to pick up Borderlands now for that price been interested in the game just never bought it. wonder if it comes with all the DLC

  • @Kane112: That is a yes. It’s the full game and all 4 DLC packs. Since each pack is $10 this IS a steal and cheaper than the GOTY edition.

  • Yeah, I’m with you, @EdEn: A pretty lacklustre list, particularly since Sony is promoting PSN+’s first anniversary.

    But on another note, for anyone who never got around to Borderlands, $15 for the original game plus all the DLC (four expansions, each of which retailed for $10) is an outrageously good deal. Fun FPS/RPG that supports local and online co-op play, which I appreciate. You get a huge game for that price. As I recall, I spent over sixty hours on one play-through, and I only played the original campaign plus two of the four DLC packages.

  • Apologies — apparently you all already had the Borderlands conversation even as I was composing my post.

  • this month is so underwhelming, perhaps I may hold on until next month to renew my subscription

  • @premiersoupir: Yeah, the list of content for July is NOT how you get those “free month” PS+ users to drop $50 on your service. They should have made July so heavy loaded as the first PS+ month last year and they would have obtained at least a 30% of users to get a sub.

  • @dragon290512: I really like the service overall (cloud saving is worth it by itself since we can now back up protected saves) so I renewed already to get my extra 3 free months… an offer which ends this monday (July 11th).

  • Donovanf

    Too bad my free month is expiring

  • @Donovanf: And will you be paying for the service now?

  • oh yeah i totally forgot about that. Think I’m gonna redeem my subs this Monday! And thanks btw 😀

  • @dragon290513: Glad I could help! My sub expires on march 2013 now so I’ve got lots of updates to look forward to hehehe.

  • ZFM12

    Can you renew ahead of time?

  • @ZFM12: You sure can. I already did and with my first year + 3 free months, my new year + 3 free months AND the 70 days I got due to the PSN getting hacked I’m set till early 2013.

  • @EdEn: Eek, you’re starting to convince me to renew my subscription as well. I got the original 15 mo. deal, and as I think about it, I realize that the extended subscription works out to just over $3/mo., and I’m pretty confident that I’m getting my money’s worth at that price. I just don’t really want to drop $50 right now.

  • @premiersoupir: But… you must!

  • Pedro

    I might get borderlands, the price is way better then anything I can find around here…

  • Yea I wanted to play Borderlands GOTY. And even though I prefer Disc, all that stuff for 15 bucks is an amazing steal.

    Also, Golden Axe!!! XD.

    Glad I have my 2ndary account plused the day on 7/2! Wish they would’ve told me they were pushing it to july 5th though, could’ve gotten an extra day and possible another game 😀

  • @Darklurkr23: Yep, you can use that free plus month to get Borderlands bundle at $14.99… but if I recall properly you WON’T have access to July’s content as the free PS+ month only applies to a specific list of content made available at the start of the welcome back program.

  • all very nice, but I wish RESISTANCE 3 beta was in there somewhere. Hey will PSN+ get first access to beta, before the Socom Buyers? I know there is a application for a private beta right now.

  • Well, Betas are usually always available first on PS+ so maybe + and Socom buyers will get in at the same time.

  • Might have to finally pick up Borderlands. What a great deal. I am really liking the PSN+. I hope shatter becomes a free game again.

  • Yea, the Borderlands deal is pretty nice

  • Pedro

    Eden could you help me out? I tried to look for Borderlands yesterday but I only found it at a $30 (or $25, not sure) price tag.

    I’m still a PS+ user so what’s wrong? Is it because it’s my free month, does it have some kind of limitation?

  • I think these updates go effective on the PSN Store update tomorrow. Check it again tomorrow.

  • @Pedro: Yep. as The_Nmac has said, wait for the store update tomorrow. Once the 7/12 update is live, the bundle will be $20 for regular members and $14.99 for PS+ members.

    There’s no problem with your free month as any content bought during the trial month will be available on your download list forever (or as long as Sony is without and avoids pulling a SEGA).

  • Pedro

    Thanks for clearing that up guys.

    I’ll check it out tomorrow then!

  • Pedro

    Bad news for those who were anxiously looking forward to downloading Borderlands today, apparently the discount will only be available on the 19th… ):

  • Pedro
  • Yeah, Borderlands and the other extra PS+ discounted games don’t go live until the 19th. Look on the bright side, more time to get that PSN Card (might I suggest you go all out and get a $50 one to get Back to the Future: The Game Season Pass at $10, Borderlands Bundle at $15 and some discounted games from this list:

    I would suggest to you Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Swarm and Pac-Man Championship Edition DX to keep you busy for a while.

    You DO have a PS+ sub, right? Otherwise, Borderlands Bundle is $20 and the games I just mentioned are $2.50 extra (oh, and BttF Season Pass would be $14).