Vita version free for the US

#1 Edited by Scrumdidlyumptious (1641 posts) -
#2 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19342 posts) -

It's tomorrow afternoon, Pacific time, by the way.

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#3 Posted by nohthink (1223 posts) -

Any free game is awesome in my book

#4 Posted by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -

the game is pretty cool, i havent played much yet. big micro machines / super off road vibe going on, kinda hard to play at first

#5 Posted by handlas (2682 posts) -

so can people from other countries not just log into a US account and d/l it for free?

I mean, on my PS3 I log into a Japan account for demos from time to time.

#6 Posted by EarlessShrimp (1639 posts) -

Thanks for the heads up, since I'm picking up Unit 13 tomorrow, not having to pay for this one makes me happy!

#7 Posted by Ghostiet (5279 posts) -
@handlas said:

so can people from other countries not just log into a US account and d/l it for free?

I mean, on my PS3 I log into a Japan account for demos from time to time.

Depends. I remember that when the same deal was with Flow on the PSN store, I had to fuck around a bit with network settings.
#8 Edited by MyNiceIceLife (622 posts) -

@handlas said:

so can people from other countries not just log into a US account and d/l it for free?

I mean, on my PS3 I log into a Japan account for demos from time to time.

problem with the vita is that if you want to do that you would have to reset everything (meaning all your games you have with another region's PSN account would be gone) and then put in your US account because you can only have one PSN account on a Vita (no logging out of it, you're stuck with what you set it up with). So if you wanted to do that you would continuously have to reset your Vita every time you had to switch accounts, which sucks (unless they decide to allow multiple accounts in the future)

*edit* either that or you will need to have a different memory card for your vita, which is not as difficult, just a little extra money.

#9 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

nice.

#10 Posted by sopranosfan (1935 posts) -

I was probably going to buy this soon anyways so this is good news.

#11 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

Is this free at 3pm eastern time or whenever PSN updates, so around 8pm tonight?

#12 Posted by 014 (353 posts) -

I checked about an hour and a half ago and it wasn't in the PS store yet.

#13 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

@014 said:

I checked about an hour and a half ago and it wasn't in the PS store yet.

checked a moment ago on the vita and nothing, thanks for being vague sony.

#14 Posted by Mars (310 posts) -

Still not there. I don't understand why Sony has such a hard time being consistent. Been looking forward to this game since launch!

#15 Posted by Gangway (49 posts) -

8pm est, and still not there.

Was this an early April fool's joke?

#16 Posted by 014 (353 posts) -

I've been checking frequently. It's 7:00 PM where I am. :(

#17 Posted by Spoonman671 (4640 posts) -

Everybody relax.  Sony always take their time updating the store.

#18 Posted by Gangway (49 posts) -

@Spoonman671: No, I want my free game, its not there yet, I'm pushing the panic button

The sky IS falling and it IS the end of the world as we know it!!!

#19 Posted by sopranosfan (1935 posts) -

I want my free game!!!!

#20 Posted by EarlessShrimp (1639 posts) -

I'm gonna check to see if somehow it ended up on the ps3 store at some point tonight.

#21 Posted by Scrumdidlyumptious (1641 posts) -

Still afternoon in PST, but in 33 minutes it will be evening. Sony still has time!

#22 Posted by EarlessShrimp (1639 posts) -

@Scrumdidlyumptious: Just to let you know, it's up there. Do a store search for motorstorm and you'll find it. I'm downloading it at this very moment

#23 Posted by Scrumdidlyumptious (1641 posts) -

@EarlessShrimp: Oh awesome! Indeed it is. Thanks!

#24 Posted by EarlessShrimp (1639 posts) -

@Scrumdidlyumptious: are your downloads realllly slow too? Seems like everyone wants this at the same time?

#25 Posted by Scrumdidlyumptious (1641 posts) -

@EarlessShrimp: Not particularly, but what I consider slow may differ from people in other countries since New Zealand internet sucks. Download estimated 22 minutes for me which is normal around here.

#26 Posted by Gangway (49 posts) -

IMPORTANT !!!!! FLASH!!!!! PAY ATTENTION!!!!!!!

Search for Scion on the search bar of the ps store on the vita to find the free download

#27 Posted by Spoonman671 (4640 posts) -

You don't even have to search, it's the first ad at the top where the featured items are shown.  It's the big car with the tiny Motorstorm logo.

#28 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

Yeah it's up now, but I had to search for it.

#29 Posted by EarlessShrimp (1639 posts) -

@Scrumdidlyumptious said:

@EarlessShrimp: Not particularly, but what I consider slow may differ from people in other countries since New Zealand internet sucks. Download estimated 22 minutes for me which is normal around here.

yeah for me that would be normal... I think mine's at around 250 minutes left? That's highly abnormal...

#30 Posted by Scrumdidlyumptious (1641 posts) -

This game is really neat and addictive. I love how the leaderboards are done. Also, every game should have trophy progress on the Live Area screen.

#31 Posted by 014 (353 posts) -

It wasn't there before I went to bed last night, but it was there before I left for work in the morning. The game is on my Vita now. I haven't played it yet because I'm stuck on a level in FFT and I am drawn to beat it!

#32 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2490 posts) -

I guess they made up for giving Motorstorm RC away for free on the Vita by breaking out a crapton of the cars in it into paid DLC. Classy.

#33 Posted by klimdeeni (141 posts) -

I didn't expect the plethora of trophies it has attached to it. I was expecting maybe 10 or so, but damn! Even if it was a 10 dollar game, they usually dont attach platinum trophies to PSN games. Not to mention the game is suprisingly fun and addictive. I'm not much for racing games, but chasing a gold arrow through a course is actually pretty fun. Best zero dollars I never spent.

#34 Posted by mosespippy (4185 posts) -

The great thing is that even if you don't own a vita yet you can still "purchase" the free vita version on your PS3 so that you have it for when you eventually get a vita.

#35 Posted by 014 (353 posts) -

@mosespippy said:

The great thing is that even if you don't own a vita yet you can still "purchase" the free vita version on your PS3 so that you have it for when you eventually get a vita.

I did this last year with a couple PSP games when Sony gave away four games in response to the major PSN outage.

#36 Posted by sopranosfan (1935 posts) -

@014 said:

@mosespippy said:

The great thing is that even if you don't own a vita yet you can still "purchase" the free vita version on your PS3 so that you have it for when you eventually get a vita.

I did this last year with a couple PSP games when Sony gave away four games in response to the major PSN outage.

I did too. I have been playing Killzone Liberation and hopefully ModNation Racers makes it on eventually.

I also got the game but I can't get used to pulling back on the stick to brake because my finger isn't in the right position for a quick switch. It is a really good game for free though.

I now have 2 free games on my Vita but still haven't purchased a game yet. I want Uncharted but I just can't make myself spend $50 for a portable game no matter how good it looks.

#37 Posted by 014 (353 posts) -

@sopranosfan: I paid $50 for Uncharted but then turned around and sold it for $35 shipped on eBay after I beat it. I suggest looking there or half.com. I wrote a review for it here. It's a good game.

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