Another incentive for being a PlayStation Plus member!

Sony has revealed a new promotion called PS Plus Specials that offers discounts on PSN games and various DLC. You only get access to these discounts if you're a member, obviously.

This is likely in response to Microsoft's Deals With Gold promotions, where Gold subscribers get exclusive deals on Xbox stuff. We just don't know if the PlayStation Plus Specials will be offered every week, like Deals With Gold. Anyway, the first sale is now going on and it includes games across PS4, PS3 and Vita.

Featured titles: Bloodborne ($48), Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin ($48), and Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of Dusk ($28). For the full list, click here . Yes, another good reason to join the Plus club.

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Temjin001
Temjin001
7 years ago

We're also getting MGS Ground Zeroes for FREEEEEEEeeee next week. I knew it would happen too!
Eventually Konami would want the title to be a promo tool for MGSV.

frylock25
frylock25
7 years ago

yes i saw this coming also and decided to wait to try it. now i will have spent no $$ to have played this demo for the full game.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
7 years ago

Hope you enjoy it… I bought both PS3 & PS4 versions and still have no regrets 🙂 I will be buying the PS4 version of The Phantom Pain only though. Seeing the difference between GZ on PS3 & PS4 on your TV really is quite striking.

FAREEZ
FAREEZ
7 years ago

Thanks God I skipped mgs ground zero, and now we get it for free. Love you Sony…

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
7 years ago

I remember ur reply back then Temjin001 when MGS: GZ was $6.80 on flash sale, u got ur wish I guess hehe.


Last edited by AcHiLLiA on 5/28/2015 11:38:40 AM

telly
telly
7 years ago

Very happy that the holdouts will get a chance to play MGS Ground Zeroes now. The ridiculous launch price aside, it's a terrific experience. I'll definitely play through it at least once or twice more before The Phantom Pain comes out. Looking forward to your reax, Temjin and World!

Temjin001
Temjin001
7 years ago

Ha yea Achillia I always felt it was coming free through Plus before MGSV would launch so I held out. Though I will say I did in fact rent the game as part of Gamefly and power played it through once already. This Plus offering gives me the opportunity to go through again.

Thanks Telly. Though I think World hasn't been one for MGS games, so you might not see his thoughts.

Gordo
Gordo
7 years ago

Ground Zeroes is excellent. Well worth your time!

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
7 years ago

I don't get it… don't we already get further discounts on sales already? Or are these permanent further discounts for PS+ members not just when PSN has a sale.

Mdash0009
Mdash0009
7 years ago

Yeah, we did. I don't get it either.

Rachet_JC_FTW
Rachet_JC_FTW
7 years ago

well ps plus is good and those deals are half shabby too and its great on the fact that it on all three playstation platfrom thats really great value

happy gaming

TrueAssassin86x
TrueAssassin86x
7 years ago

Games listed can be found cheaper elsewhere like Amazon so it aint much of a sale

Beamboom
Beamboom
7 years ago

… in the meantime Bloodborne is listed at £35.56 on Amazon.

No, this is not a good reason to join the Plus club. Seriously, we need to stop defending that Plus thing. It's a tax on console owners, that's what it is.


Last edited by Beamboom on 5/28/2015 9:35:57 AM

Temjin001
Temjin001
7 years ago

We've been brainwashed.

Besides tax never gives you games and discounts back.

telly
telly
7 years ago

Yep. I've really come around on this issue, Beamboom. There should not be a paywall for online gameplay on games you already purchased. Period. That's a stark contrast to PCs that is only going to get more attention moving forward.

The unfortunate truth though, is that I think that PS Plus and paywalls like it will only get phased on when monthly subscription "services" will be pushed hard on us all… at least, that's what looks likely…

Underdog15
Underdog15
7 years ago

Telly's right. Although, I think the big thing holding it back is terrible North American infrastructure that still leaves a huge number of consumers without reliable high speed internet connections. It sucks in both Canada and the US.

Temjin001
Temjin001
7 years ago

Sony's exclusives are the only reason I don't ditch console gaming altogether. Well, in that scenario I'd probably still get a Nintendo platform for family friendly entertainment.


Last edited by Temjin001 on 5/28/2015 6:49:36 PM

Beamboom
Beamboom
7 years ago

Temjin, tax do by their definition return plenty back: An army, legal system, health care, schools etc are usually founded by tax payers money. And this *is* a console tax that founds… Uhm… Well, not sure exactly, but not much imo. A rental on games we usually have bought long ago anyway, or never wanted to play in the first place? Oh and some "free" icons and stuff.
The tax payer should not accept this so unreservedly.


Last edited by Beamboom on 5/29/2015 4:51:49 AM