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It’s Free! on PlayStation Store for January 31st

It’s Free! on PlayStation Store for January 31st

It’s already the end of January, huh? Well that went fast! Commemorate the Super Blood Moon and Tide pod scandal with some random free stuff from the PlayStation Store.

Impress friends and random players you meet in Monster Hunter: World with this pack of classic gestures or keep your locks on lock with these two free hairstyles. There’s also a free SHAREfactory theme for keeping your in-game clips just as fresh as your character.

If you’d rather freshen up your Home Screen there’s also a smattering of free themes this week. SNK released a free static theme for Samurai Shodown V Special for PlayStation 4 and Vita this week, despite the game being out since last September. NIS America is also offering up a surprise-out-of-nowhere static theme on PlayStation 4 for Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA.

Finally, there’s the Avatars. My.com sneaked out one more freebie this week while Archiact Interactive has a bowling pin icon on offer to tie into their recent PSVR release, Pierhead Arcade. Bringing up the rear is the sole freebie from the week of January 24th, a trio of free Navis for Gundam Versus… whatever Navi are.

It’s Free! on PlayStation Store for January 17th

It’s Free! on PlayStation Store for January 17th

Well this turned out to be a bigger week for free stuff than I expected! You can still try out the bizarre multiplayer mashup Dissidia Final Fantasy NT in “open beta test” form until January 21st but the big surprise this week has to be the Snatch VR Heist Experience. It’s a 360-degree, FMV game in VR, starring the cast of Crackle’s original series including everyone’s favorite dopey wizard Rupert Grint! Someone grab it and tell me how weird it is!

Moving on to add-on content, Warframe has another sizeable booster pack for PlayStation Plus subscribers with all the following bonuses:

  • 100 Platinum: Premium in-game currency
  • 50,000 Credits: In-game currency
  • Akmagnus: Dual-wield these revolvers for twice the ammo and twice the stopping power of a single Magnus revolver
  • Akmagnus Obsidian Skin: Exclusive PlayStation® Skin for the Akmagnus revolvers
  • 3-Day Affinity Booster: Rank up equipment at a faster rate for 3 days
  • 3-Day Credit Booster: Gather Credits faster for 3 days
  • Dragon Mod Pack: A 5-pack of mods with two guaranteed Rare to power up your Warframes

If you’ve already downloaded the game you can grab just the goodies here but if this offer has you ready to jump into the game for the first time grab the goods and the full game in one download with this link. 3on3 FreeStyle basketball is also back with its January PlayStation Plus Bonus pack offering the following:

  • 4999 Coins
  • Silver Card Pack Ticket *3
  • Coin Buff Ball (1D)

My.com, publisher of games including Armored Warfare and Skyforge has a handful of free Avatars this week from their various products if you’re looking for a new logo to represent yourself with. And finally there’s a free static theme for Aspyr Media’s new release Innerspace. It’s quite vibrant looking and reminds me a little bit of ABZU and Journey with its minimal and lonely presentation.

It’s Free! on PlayStation Store for January 10th

It’s Free! on PlayStation Store for January 10th

Well howdy there freebie hunters, it’s been a slow couple of weeks for the PlayStation Store since Christmas. Honestly, it hasn’t picked back up yet but I thought I’d run through the latest smattering of freebies before they get any older.

What’s better than Sanic? Super Sanic! Ok, it’s just regular ol’ gold-coated Super Sonic which you can unlock for free in Sonic Forces. “Collect the right amount of rings and Super Sonic will spring into action, giving you the ability to sprint across stages at break-neck speeds.”

PQUBE has some free festive costumes for White Day: A Labyrinth Named School as well if you’re still in the holiday mood. The PSVR shooter/job simulator, Shooty Fruity, has a handful of colorful free Avatar icons and Happy Dungeons is back with another monthly offering of Happy Jewels for PlayStation Plus members.

It’s Free! on PlayStation Store for December 20th

It’s Free! on PlayStation Store for December 20th

It’s December 20th and the PlayStation Store has some holiday week presents for you! Let’s take a look:

Demos & Betas
The biggest freebie of the week is the return of the Monster Hunter: World beta with three increasingly challenging monsters to hunt and online multiplayer to check out. You can grab it now but the game will only be live from December 22nd through the 26th. Once you’re exhausted from all that monster hunting Artifex Mundi has a free trial of Lost Grimoires 2: Shard of Mystery to chill you out with another hidden object game.

Right up there with Monster Hunter: World is the HITMAN Holiday Pack which is what you want to grab in order to play the entire Paris mission for free! It’s only available for a limited time and will get you 3 story missions, 20 escalation contracts, 40 challenges, and 20 trophies. If you’re sold on the game after that you can rest assured that your save progress from the free version will make the jump to the full game.

Add-Ons
Beat-crushing music game SUPERBEAT: XONiC has a rare set of free songs this week (Vertical Horizon and Expressive Air 06) to go along with the dozens of paid songs already released. Minecraft is celebrating its 4th birthday on PlayStation platforms with a pack of celebratory skins for PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation 4. Free-to-play block-based MMO, TROVE, has a couple goodies as well with the Arctic Arcanicer Weapon Style and a Tiny T-Rex. Finally, there’s a lavishly detailed set of chess pieces for Chess Ultra that resemble the famous Moai statues of Rapa Nui.

Themes & Avatars
Lastly, here’s a couple of new and free ways to decorate your PlayStation: the LocoRoco 2 Remastered – Free Avatar Set provides 14 colorful icons while PSVR game Shooty Fruity offers two colorful PS4 themes of its own in Luscious Lemon and Melon Mayhem.

Go forth and grab, and have a great holiday week everybody!

It’s Free! on PlayStation Store for December 13th

It’s Free! on PlayStation Store for December 13th

It was slim pickings last week but for December 13th there’s quite a bit of free stuff to be had on the PlayStation Store! Let’s go:

Demos
If you recently picked up a newer, cheaper PlayStation VR headset and are looking for something free, grab The Last Guardian VR Demo. Hopefully Trico isn’t as spastic as in the full game or you’re likely to be virtually squished. ARIKA’s back with a new entry in the EX series, Fighting EX Layer, and there’s a free beta demo that you can play now through Christmas Day, the 25th. If you missed picking up The Evil Within 2 on a Black Friday sale you can at least check out a chunk of it now for free with this demo. Likewise, if Square Enix’s Lost Sphear has you intrigued you can grab a demo of it now too.

Add-ons
The cream of the crop for add-on content this week has to be Resident Evil 7’s free “Not a Hero” DLC. Mainstay hunk, Chris Redfield, appears in the expansion fighting “new enemies and cruel traps” and probably spending way less time hiding under things than in the main game. Also high on the list of freebies is the Carnivals and Legends add-on for Pinball FX3 bringing two unique tables to the game.

For PlayStation Plus subscribers there are a pair of bonus packs for both SMITE and Star Trek Online while everyone gets a bundle of free elixirs in Tokyo Xanadu eX+.Lastly, Capcom’s released a SHAREfactory theme for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite that adds a handy visual package for your on-console video editing needs.

Avatars & Themes
If you like the looks of Ubisoft’s mysterious VR experience, Transference, you can grab a free cyberpunk-esque Avatar image this week. And continuing the peace offering from EA, there are two free Star Wars Battlefront II themes to decorate your PlayStation 4 Home Screen with, if you need a reminder of your seething rage.

Odds & Ends
If the cold weather has you huddled around your PlayStation 4 for warmth, here are a couple of not-free things that might help lift your spirits. Aqua TV is a tried-and-true aquarium screensaver with a bunch of goofy customization options. It’s not free but on sale for PlayStation Plus members at $6.99. Best of all is this sunny, pixely Windjammers theme for $2. I don’t even like the game but that art is undeniably cheery!

*All titles are for North America unless specifically noted.
Availability probably varies wildly depending on your region.