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    Last week at E3 Sony unveiled their plans for a premium Playstation service called Playstation Plus.  After making fun of and referencing the $50 a year that Microsoft charges for XBox Live, Jack Tretton immediately went on to reveal that Playstation Plus will also cost $50 a year.

    PlayStation Plus is a new subscription service package offering users even more options in how they consume content on the PlayStation Network. PlayStation Plus provides gamers with more value, access and convenience by offering subscribers features such as frequent discounts on PlayStation Store content, free and exclusive access to select games, full game trials, early invitations to select betas of popular games, and new functionality such as content downloads and updates which will automatically be “pushed” to the PS3 system even when consumers are not using their system.

    While all PlayStation Network users will continue to have free access to its expanding game and non-game content and service offerings for the PS3 and PSP systems – just as they do today – PlayStation Plus members will gain access to an exclusive set of features and functionalities designed specifically for gamers. PlayStation Plus members will have free access to titles including WipEout HD, Minis and PS one Classics such as Fieldrunners, Age of Zombies and Rally Cross, a full game trial of inFAMOUS, and discounts on downloadable content such as Fat Princess. Additionally, members will always have access to their virtual library of free games for as long as they keep their PlayStation Plus membership. Consumers can sign up on PlayStation Store or learn more about the new exclusive set of features and functionalities at us.playstation.com.

    PlayStation Plus will be available on June 29, 2010 for a 365-day package at $49.99.  SCEA is also running a “limited time offer” giving subscribers 3 free bonus months for signing up for a 365-day subscription.  Consumers also have the option to subscribe for 90-days for $17.99.

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    • I really do not hope that the attackers gets control over the PS3 machines! With 50M multicore CPU’s at their disposal, they could wreak mayhem!