Admittedly when I got myself a playstation plus subscription a little over a month ago, I was extremely skeptical of its overall benefits. I mean, discounts on games nobody cares about, free themes, and the occasional exclusive demo? Not really worth paying for. But just look at all the free goodies you've actually gotten if you signed up-Crash Team Racing, arguably the best Kart racing game ever not made by Nintendo-FREE. The latest season of Sam & Max-FREE. DC Universe Beta-Free. And we get another awesome freebie next Tuesday when the latest game from the genius mind of Tim Schafer (Psychonauts, Brutal Legend, Costume Quest), Stacking, hits PSN. This would normally be $15, you get it free if you paid for Plus. And really, we are just getting started since it's only February. Hopefully Sony really pays attention to this plan, because honestly at this rate it's perks are far better than xbox live's.
Dragon Age 2 is already a probable RPG of the year candidate (even if it is Mass Effect 2 with dragons, which sure as hell is not a bad thing). But if for some reason you aren't completely sold, a demo is coming on the 22nd of this month, complete with bonuses for the full game purchase. More companies should make demos like this-something that ties into the game, so we don't get some deja vu feeling going on when we play the actual title.
Enjoying DC Universe, but not psyched about the monthly fee? Well, they've just announced a special lock-in rate that starts on the 8th and runs through March 1st which is $29.99 for 3 months. Pretty good, but honestly I'd much prefer us PS3 players to at least have the option of a lifetime subscription much like the pc players have, but this is a good start towards keeping me invested.
Ok, that's really all for today, I will hopefully do another post Sunday, but my weekends are pretty hectic, so no guarantees. In the meantime, here's your FREE GAME OF THE WEEK: Charlie Sheen Escapes from Rehab