The summer sun has starts to shine brightly, leaving the weather warm and inviting enough for you to venture outdoors and enjoy a refreshing day poolside. With a drink in hand and your skin soaking in the suns pleasing rays, you’ll find yourself slowly forgetting that your collection of video games even exists. As the season wears on, your consoles will start to gather a layer of dust while your typically pale body starts to hold onto the semblance of a tan. Your days at the beach pass by slowly until you eventually completely forget that you were ever a gamer, and at the close of summer you find yourself a completely changed man.
Luckily for the gaming industry, companies like Sony Playstation and the staff behind the Playstation network know exactly how to celebrate the warmer weather – by offering deals to keep people in doors. To celebrate the recent summer solstice, the Playstation Network will be slashing prices on some of its stock. Both standard Playstation network members and Playstation Plus subscribers will be granted access to the following deals (Plus price in parenthesis):
- Gotham City Impostors – $10.49 ($7.34)
- NBA Jam: On Fire Edition – $10.49 ($7.34)
- Shadow of the Colossus – $13.99 ($9.79)
- Infamous Festival of Blood – $6.99 ($4.89)
- Crysis – $13.99 ($9.79)
- Killzone 3 Multiplayer – $10.49 ($7.34)
- Closure – $10.49 ($7.34)
- Jurassic Park The Game Full Season – $13.99 ($9.79)
- Worms Ultimate Mayhem – $10.49 ($7.34)
- The House of the Dead III – $4.89 ($3.42)
- Real Steel – $6.99 ($4.89)
The sale will run from the updated on July 3rd straight through to July 9th, ensuring
that you’ll have a good stock of games to purchase so you can avoid having to watch any firework shows on the Fourth of July. Of the listed items, everybody should take advantage of the Shadows of the Colossus, Worms: Ultimate Mayhem, and Closure discounts. Gotham City Impostors is definitely worth the $10.50 price tag, and you really want to jump on it before the servers wind up being left behind. There are, however, a few unfavorable titles you’ll want to stray away from. Even at their slashed prices, games like Jurassic Park and Real Steel are still not worth investing in.
When you come out of the summer season with that pot belly and near see-through skin, you’ll know to send a gracious “thank you” over to the Playstation crew for ensuring that you had no motivation to step away from your PS3 controller while the weather was still nice. At least these games will help the time pass between now and the fall releases of Resident Evil 6 and Assassin’s Creed III.