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PlayStation Plus price increase coming for US and Canada in September

PlayStation Plus price increase coming for US and Canada in September

We've got some sour news for you PlayStation Plus subscribers, as Sony has revealed that the cost of the service will be increasing next month. This is the first time Sony has bumped up the price on PlayStation Plus since it first introduced the service as an optional premium subscription way back in 2010, so perhaps something like this was only a matter of time.

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No Man’s Sky won’t require PlayStation Plus subscription to play

No Man’s Sky won’t require PlayStation Plus subscription to play

Good news for those of you PS4 owners who are planning to pick up No Man's Sky when it launches next month: Sony has revealed that the long-anticipated title won't require a subscription to PlayStation Plus. A fair number of PS4 owners likely already have PlayStation Plus, but for those who don't, this means that they won't have to shell out more money just to play the game.

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PlayStation Plus’ first Vote to Play free game promotion starts this week

PlayStation Plus’ first Vote to Play free game promotion starts this week

Last week, Sony announced that as part of the PlayStation Plus subscription service, PS4 users would be getting opportunities to vote on a handful of games, with the winner being included in the next month's free game lineup. While it was said these voting campaigns wouldn't be held every month, it wasn't clear when the first one would begin. Turns out, it starts this week! The three games PS Plus members get to choose from have been announced, and voting will begin Thursday, August 13th.

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PlayStation Plus subscription prices to increase in UK

PlayStation Plus subscription prices to increase in UK

Bad news for PlayStation gamers in the UK today: the subscription prices for two of the PlayStation Plus plans are increasing next month. The one-month option is rising from £5.49 to £5.99, and the three-month plan is going from £11.99 to £14.99. The silver lining in all of this? The price for the one-year subscription is staying the same, at £39.99. This last option was already the best value, now it will be even more so.

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PlayStation Plus subscribers will get to vote on future free games

PlayStation Plus subscribers will get to vote on future free games

PlayStation gamers who subscribe to the $50 per year PlayStation Plus service are well accustomed to the free games each month, but soon they will be able to help decide which games are given away sometime in the future. As it is now, each month sees two free games each for the PS4, PS3, and PS Vita, while lately there's been a lot of cross-buy titles, which makes a game available on two or all three of the systems. However, Sony has always been the one to choose the games.

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PlayStation Plus Specials take on Xbox Deals with Gold

PlayStation Plus Specials take on Xbox Deals with Gold

Both PlayStation and Xbox have their own membership perks, but Xbox Live members have one thing to gloat over their PS counterparts. While PS Plus subscribers do get bigger discounts during sales than non-Plus gamers, Xbox Live Gold subscribers can gloat of regular exclusive deals meant only for the elite. And some of them are new titles even. That all changes today, with Sony announcing a PlayStation Plus Specials, a very exclusive program that puts newer titles in the hands of its own PS faithful with deep, but time-limited, price cuts.

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PlayStation Plus games for January 2015 revealed in full

PlayStation Plus games for January 2015 revealed in full

This week the folks at Sony have revealed the first several games that'll be pushed to the public in their PlayStation Plus users for free. This includes The Swapper and Infamous: First Light for PlayStation 4. It also includes Prototype 2 and Duck Tales Remastered for PlayStation 3. PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) users will be treated to Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition as well as the game "Whoa Dave!" This should be a smooth first at-bat for the PlayStation Plus program for the start of the year 2015.

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Mercenary Kings PS4 pixel-violence release set for April 1st

Mercenary Kings PS4 pixel-violence release set for April 1st

At the start of April, the folks at Tribute Games are set to deliver the cartoon-flavored violence-filled game known as Mercenary Kings to PlayStation 4. This title has been out on Steam for a short bit of time, and will be rolling out to the PlayStation Store starting on the 1st of April - no fooling! This title mixes firepower with side-scrolling classic gameplay in a pixel-filled cartoon-inspired landscape that’ll likely take command of the PlayStation’s download-only section for some time to come.

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PS4 due November with smartphone remote control tips insider

PS4 due November with smartphone remote control tips insider

Sony's PlayStation 4, expected to be previewed at an event in NYC today, will hit the US market by November, insiders claim, with two variants of the console in the pipeline and support for remote smartphone control. The gaming rig, internally codenamed "Orbis", will be tentatively priced at $429 and $529 for the two different iterations, Kotaku's source says, with the PlayStation Eye camera included as standard.

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PS Plus users get Guardians of Middle Earth free this week

PS Plus users get Guardians of Middle Earth free this week

PlayStation Plus users have a new update incoming tomorrow, and if you're subscribed, it's one you'll probably want to pay attention to. That's because Guardians of Middle Earth - the multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) title based in the Lord of the Rings universe - will be free for members. Guardians of Middle Earth was just recently released too, so PS Plus users are getting a relatively new game on the house with this update.

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Garnet Red PS3 God of War bundle confirmed for North America

Garnet Red PS3 God of War bundle confirmed for North America

If you've yet to jump into the God of War series, then boy does Sony have the bundle for you. Today the company announced that it will be bringing its recently revealed Garnet Red PS3 to North America as part of a new God of War bundle. This bundle will feature the latest game in the series, God of War: Ascension, along with every other game in the franchise.

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BioShock 2 now free to play all week long for PlayStation Plus subscribers

BioShock 2 now free to play all week long for PlayStation Plus subscribers

Sony will be pushing an update to its PlayStation Store tomorrow that will introduce a slew of deals that users will want to take advantage of. One of the better deals, however, is that they're releasing BioShock 2 to the ever-expanding Instant Game Collection for free this week. The game will be available for free if you’re a Plus member once the PlayStation Store updates tomorrow.

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