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PS Plus members can play Rainbow Six: Siege for free this weekend


Those interested in trying out Rainbow Six: Siege will get another chance to do so this weekend. Well, as long as you have PS Plus. 

The trial will last from August 24 to the 27th, and any progress made will carry over if the full game is purchased. 

Results From Last Week's PS Plus Poll


Last week I asked everyone what they thought of this month's PS Plus offerings, and today I have the results! Here they are:

         

I am actually pretty surprised by these results, as I thought more people would be excited about Just Cause 3. But I guess I was in the minority! 

I'm thinking of having these monthly with the announcement of each month's PS Plus lineup. So be sure to keep an eye out!

PS Plus - August Games Are Live


For those that didn't catch the news last week, here is the PS Plus lineup for this month:

  • Just Cause 3, PS4
  • Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry, PS4
  • Super Motherload, PS3
  • Snakeball, PS3
  • Downwell, PS Vita (crossbuy with PS4)
  • Level 22, PS Vita

You can grab these now at the source link below!

Lgndary Thoughts - PS Plus Lineup for August


I haven't written about an individual month’s PS Plus lineup in awhile, but the games for August is going to change that! Welcome to Lgndary Thoughts!

For those that haven't seen the news yet, here is the PS Plus lineup for next month:

  • Just Cause 3 - PS4
  • Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry - PS4
  • Super Motherload - PS3
  • Snakeball - PS3
  • Downwell - PS Vita
  • Level 22 - PS Vita

Wow, what a month. Just Cause 3 alone makes August far more exciting than anything PS Plus has offered in a long, long time. These are exactly the kind of games that Sony needs to be getting for their service. And while I have heard that there are performance issues with Just Cause, I don't particularly mind. This is what PS Plus should be for, playing games that one didn't play for one reason or another. I’m sure many didn't grab the game because of those issues, but now they can play it without having to pay for it separately. 

As for the other PS4 game, Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry, I can’t say that I am as excited. It is a fairly old game, having released over 3 years ago, and it isn't really a full game either, as it was released as standalone DLC. Having said that, it is still a lot better than most of what we get with PS Plus. 

Unfortunately, there isn't much to be excited about after the PS4 games. Both Downwell, and Level 22 seem to be the usual small indie titles that we are used to, but I can’t say that this surprises me. And the same can also be said of the PS3 games, which also look really cheap. 

But honestly, I don’t really care that much about the PS3 and PS Vita games. In a thought last week, I talked about how PS Plus needs to change, and how the focus needs to be on PS4. For this week at least, Sony has done that. We can only hope that this is the start of a new trend, where we see great and exciting games a lot more often than we are used to. 

Now it is your turn to let me know what you think of next month’s PS Plus lineup! Be sure to vote in the survey, the results of which will be shared early next week, and don’t forget to leave a comment below!

Your thoughts on the PS Plus lineup for August
Excellent lineup!
Could take it or leave it
Very disappointed
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The price of PS Plus is going up in the UK


Sony has decided to raise the price for PS Plus in the UK. They announced their plans in an email sent out to customers, which you can read here:

PlayStation®Plus prices are changing From 00:01 BST on 31 August 2017 we are changing the prices of PlayStation®Plus.

Annually, the price will change from £39.99 to £49.99 per annum.

Quarterly, the price will change from £14.99 to £19.99 per quarter.

Monthly, the price will change from £5.99 to £6.99 per month.

What this means for you

We will alter the price of a PlayStation®Plus membership at 00:01 BST on 31 August 2017. As you are an existing member, this means that all recurring subscription fees payable by you on or after 31 August 2017 will be charged at the new price. Up until 31 August 2017, you may purchase a PlayStation®Plus subscription at the current price, which will then be added (or “stacked on”) to your current membership period.


PS Plus - August Games Revealed


Here is the full lineup!

  • Just Cause 3, PS4
  • Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry, PS4
  • Super Motherload, PS3
  • Snakeball, PS3
  • Downwell, PS Vita (crossbuy with PS4)
  • Level 22, PS Vita

July's PS Plus games now live on the PS Store


Here's the full lineup for those that missed it:

  • Until Dawn, PS4
  • Game of Thrones, PS4
  • Tokyo Jungle, PS3
  • Darkstalkers Resurrection, PS3
  • Element4l, PS Vita
  • Don’t Die, Mr. Robot, PS Vita (Cross Buy on PS4)

Download them at the source link below!

Lgndary Thoughts - Playstation Plus Needs to Change


With tomorrow being July 4th, I am not sure how much news there will be. But I'll be sure to post anything I come across!

Do not be fooled by the fact that Playstation Plus members will receive Until Dawn this month. Yes, Until Dawn is actually a great score when it comes to PS Plus titles, but for the past few months the offerings have been less than stellar, and the service as a whole is long overdue for a revamp. Welcome to Lgndary Thoughts!

Playstation Plus launched as a service in June of 2010. Back then, playing online was free, so Sony had to be a lot more creative to make the service attractive. They mostly succeeded in doing this, and a lot more goodies were offered back then. The monthly games were of course there. But there was more than just that.

For starters, there were a lot more random rewards for being a PS Plus member. Many game betas would only be accessible if you were a subscriber. Avatars and themes for PS Plus members were also common.

One of my favorite benefits was the option to try games before they were bought. For the PS3, there were dozens of games that PS Plus members could download and play in full for one hour. The entire game was downloaded, and nothing was restricted, including trophies, for that one hour. It wasn't a groundbreaking, or even widely used, but it was something.

But these benefits have mostly disappeared now that PS Plus is required for online play. Sony has gotten lazy, which is putting it kindly, since they believe PS Plus users will stick around no matter what. While this may be true, it is despicable that Sony behaves this way simply because they can. And changes need to be made to truly make the service worthwhile. 

To start, support for the Playstation 3 needs to stop. Most Playstation fans have moved over to the PS4, and even more have bought the PS4 without previously owning a PS3. The same case can also be made for the PS Vita, albeit to a lesser extent. But whether Sony drops support for both of these systems, or just the PS3, it will be a necessary sacrifice to be able to focus more on PS4 users. The biggest benefit would be from better monthly games, but other things could be done too. 

The point here is that Sony needs to do a lot more than just improve the quality of monthly PS Plus games. When the service first launched, it felt like a monthly goodie bag for subscribers. But now it feels like a requirement that only offers something amazing once in a blue moon. 

At the very least, if Sony doesn't want to return to the glory days of PS Plus, then they need to offer a different option for those who don't want all of the extra benefits. I’m talking about a $20-$25 option that will simply allow subscribers to play games online. I don't believe it to be an ideal situation, but it is something that needs to be seriously considered if Sony refuses to enhance the full subscription.

Where would you like to see Sony take PS Plus? Or maybe you think it is fine the way it is? Either way, be sure to leave a comment below!

July's PS Plus Games Revealed


Here is the full lineup:

  • Until Dawn, PS4
  • Game of Thrones, PS4
  • Tokyo Jungle, PS3
  • Darkstalkers Resurrection, PS3
  • Element4l, PS Vita
  • Don’t Die, Mr. Robot, PS Vita (Cross Buy on PS4)
  • That’s You, PS4