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Today on PlayStation Plus 6/5/12 – Instant Game Collection

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UPDATE: It seems that the PlayStation Blog forgot to list the Sly games as discounted items! Sly Coopeer and the Thievius Racoonus, Sly 2: Band of Thieves, and Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves are available on PlayStation Plus for $4.89 each, while regular PSN members can purchase these titles for $6.99 each.

Today’s PlayStation Plus update is arguably the best we’ve had in a long time. While PlayStation Plus’ usual offering aren’t typically not anything to complain about, the inclusion of 12 free games trumps just about everything Sony’s included in the past. These 12 free games are part of what Sony is dubbing the “Instant Game Collection” which we talked about earlier on today. The Instant Game Collection is designed to benefit existing members by offering them something for free at all times, while also allowing new subscribers to reap the rewards of their subscription early by having access to an immediate catalogue of 12 free games. If you’d like to know more about the Instant Game Collection, you can visit this article, otherwise, join us after the jump to see what discounts and free games you’ll be receiving today! 

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Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown is the latest revision of the most recent Virtua Fighter title, Virtua Fighter 5. Already available in Japanese arcades, this game features new characters, costumes, and animations for you to enjoy. As part of PlayStation Plus’ “Game of the Month” Final Showdown will be available until July 3rd. Virtua Fighter fans can pick this up this today!

Cole MacGrath returns in the action-packed sequel to 2009′s inFAMOUS. A few months have passed since the end of inFAMOUS 1 and in that time Cole has taken it upon himself to prepare for his fight with The Beast. New to the series is agent Lucy Kuo, someone who seeks to help Cole with his training before The Beast’s arrival. Cole’s newest journey takes him to New Marais, a Southern city teeming with swamps  and new places to explore. A new game is nothing without new gameplay elements right? Well, inFAMOUS 2 introduces a new melee mechanic, facilitated by his newest weapon, the Amp, as well as introducing a wealth of new powers for Cole to choose from. inFAMOUS 2 improves upon its predecessor in almost every way imaginable, from its new powers to beautiful locales, and most importantly its engaging cast of characters. If you enjoyed the first inFAMOUS, then you’ll certainly enjoy everything that inFAMOUS 2 has to offer!

Free Games

  • LittleBigPlanet 2
  • Saints Row 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One
  • Just Cause 2
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
  • Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
  • Sideway: New York
  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
  • Hard Corp: Uprising
  • Choplifter HD
  • Zombie Apocalypse Never Die Alone
  • inFAMOUS 2


  • Sly Cooper and the Thievius Racoonus – PS Plus Price: $4.89 – Regular PSN: $6.99
  • Sly 2: Band of Thieves – PS Plus Price: $4.89 – Regular PSN: $6.99
  • Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves – PS Plus Price: $4.89 – Regular PSN: $6.99

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