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PlayStation Plus Pricing Is Going Up On September 22

Sony has announced it is hiking the price of PlayStation Plus one month from today. The timing is set to go up as the company enters the crucial holiday season.

Prices are going up by $ 10 for annual memberships to $ 60. This amounts to a 20 percent price hike for the service, which hasn’t seen an increase since its launch in June 2010.

Three-month memberships are increasing from $ 18 to $ 25 (39 percent). Monthly memberships are staying at $ 10 for a 30-day subscription.

Sony suggests that the price increase brings membership fees into alignment with “current market conditions.” If your service expires after the September 22 price jump, you’ll be assessed the new fee amount when your membership renews.

[Source: Sony]

 

Our Take
While the price increase percentage seems steep, this is the first hike in more than six years of service. I suspect that some people will have a strong reaction to this, and if the value isn’t there for you anymore, be sure to cancel before you’re assessed the new fee.

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PlayStation Plus Pricing Is Going Up On September 22

Sony has announced it is hiking the price of PlayStation Plus one month from today. The timing is set to go up as the company enters the crucial holiday season.

Prices are going up by $ 10 for annual memberships to $ 60. This amounts to a 20 percent price hike for the service, which hasn’t seen an increase since its launch in June 2010.

Three-month memberships are increasing from $ 18 to $ 25 (39 percent). Monthly memberships are staying at $ 10 for a 30-day subscription.

Sony suggests that the price increase brings membership fees into alignment with “current market conditions.” If your service expires after the September 22 price jump, you’ll be assessed the new fee amount when your membership renews.

[Source: Sony]

 

Our Take
While the price increase percentage seems steep, this is the first hike in more than six years of service. I suspect that some people will have a strong reaction to this, and if the value isn’t there for you anymore, be sure to cancel before you’re assessed the new fee.

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Reminder: July’s PlayStation Plus Games Are Gone Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the first Tuesday of the month, which means your time is almost up to grab some PlayStation Plus games. If you haven’t yet locked them in, now’s the time to do so.

Here’s what you’ll be missing if you forget:

PlayStation 4
Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell
Furi

PlayStation 3
Call Of Juarez: Bound In Blood
Fat Princess

PlayStation Vita
Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines
Prince Of Persia: Revelation

Once these are gone, a new crop is on the way in. For that list, check our previous coverage.

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Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell, Furi Head Up July PlayStation Plus Offerings

Sony has revealed what free games PlayStation Plus members can look forward to in July, and it starts with a raucous trip to hell.

Here is the full list of games being offered in July:

PlayStation 4
Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell
Furi

PlayStation 3
Call Of Juarez: Bound In Blood
Fat Princess

PlayStation Vita
Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines
Prince Of Persia: Revelation

PlayStation Plus members will also have early access to Paragon in July, ahead of the MOBA's August open beta (for more details, head here). In the meantime, be sure to grab June's free games before they disappear.

[Source: PlayStation.Blog]

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PlayStation Plus Members Are Getting Free Early Access To Paragon In July

Starting on July 5, the starter pack for Epic Games' MOBA Paragon will be free for the month for PlayStation Plus members.

The starter pack will allow players to enter the early access season before its free open beta arrives on August 16 for both PlayStation 4 and PC. Early access will have challenges for three hero classes: Murdock, Rampage, and Gadget. Master challenges for these classes include an immediate challenger skin and permanent hero level XP boost. Completing a master challenge unlocks a taunt and master skin for each separate class.  

Epic Games released the trailer seen below announcing the PlayStation Plus release. 

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Earlier this month, Paragon received retail packaging and began selling in stores despite not being fully finished and tested. The back of the box stated it was in early access, and it came with unique features such as skins, five hero master challenges, and rep boosts for a $ 60 price tag labeled as Paragon Essentials Edition.

In 2015, we talked to Epic Games about what will make Paragon unique in the rapidly growing MOBA genre, and you can check out a gameplay trailer for the Paragon here.

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Reminder: Today’s Your Last Chance For May PlayStation Plus Games

With all of the E3 news starting to drop, don’t get so caught up that you forget your PlayStation Plus games. Today is your last day for May’s offerings.

Rotating off the service after today are the the following:

PlayStation 4

Switch Galaxy Ultra
Table Top Racing: World Tour
Tropico 5

PlayStation 3

Bionic Commando Rearmed 2
Locoroco Cocoreccho!

Vita

God of War: Ghost of Sparta
Switch Galaxy Ultra

Tomorrow brings a new slate, including NBA 2K16 for PlayStation 4 and the other PSP God of War game (playable on Vita), Chains of Olympus. For the full list of June games, check out our previous coverage.

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PlayStation Plus In June Includes NBA 2K16 And Gone Home

Part of the June PlayStation Plus lineup has been announced. While we wait for the full lineup, here’s what you can expect on PlayStation 4.

Here’s the full rundown for the month:

PlayStation 4
NBA 2K16
Gone Home

PlayStation 3
Echochrome
Siren: Blood Curse (Episodes 1 – 12)

Vita
God of War: Chains of Olympus
Little Deviants

You have until June 6 to grab your May games. You can check out that list in our previous coverage.

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Reminder: This Is Your Last Chance For April PlayStation Plus Games

Tomorrow brings us a new slate of PlayStation Plus games. As you might expect (because you’re reading this story), today is your last day for last month’s games.

Here’s what you’ll miss out on if you don’t lock in your licenses:

PlayStation 4
Dead Star
Zombi

PlayStation 3
I am Alive
Savage Moon

Vita
A Virus Named Tom
Shutshimi

For more on the upcoming games of May, take a look at our previous coverage.

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May PlayStation Plus Includes Tropico 5 And A God Of War Game

Sony has revealed what’s coming for PlayStation Plus members in May. Six games are on the way (as usual), with Tropico 5 on PS4 likely the biggest on the list.

Here is the full rundown of what you can nab starting on Tuesday, May 3:

PlayStation 4

Switch Galaxy Ultra
Table Top Racing: World Tour
Tropico 5

PlayStation 3

Bionic Commando Rearmed 2
Locoroco Cocoreccho!

Vita

God of War: Ghost of Sparta
Switch Galaxy Ultra

You have through Monday, May 2 to grab April’s games. You can read up on that list here.

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